Friday, 18 May 2012

Stila: In The Light Palette

As I mentioned in my previous post I recently purchased the Stila In the Light palette. I didn't talk too much about this as I thoroughly believe that this baby deserves a whole post of its own.
This is the first Stila product that I own, I have been admiring things from this range for so long but I was too anxious to pay money for a brand I had never tried for fear of not liking it. However after I had seen various reviews on this palette I just knew that I had to own it. So I bit the bullet, and I will never look back. I am very excited to start and try other products from Stila.

This Is the one of the only negatives that I have to say about this palette is that I am not overly impressed with the packaging. Whilst I do think it looks cute, essentially it is just made of cardboard, which you can sort of see in the pictures dents really easily! This makes it look grubby and old and I like to keep things look new for as long as possible.

Colours from left to right, Top Row : Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone. Bottom Row: Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night sky, Ebony

I actually LOVE these shades out of the ten there are four matte shades and six shimmery shades. I do generally prefer matte shades as I find them easier to wear everyday for work and uni. However I am still loving the shimmer shades within this palette as I think these are wearable without looking too much for during the day.  My favourite shades are: Kitten, Bliss and Sandstone.  The only shade that I don’t think that I will wear as much, if at all is: Night Sky, and this is only because this colour is like a grey/blue and it's not a colour I can imagine me ever wearing.  

So not only do you get all of these beautiful eye shadows you all get a full sized smudgestick in Damsel which is a nice black/brown shade.  I don’t normally stray from black eyeliner however I think that I could warm to this shade and make it work.
This palette also comes with a handy little look book showing you some easy ways to use the eye shadows to create some easy to wear looks.  

Final thoughts: While I’m not over the moon with the packaging on this the product inside well but makes up for this. The shades are gorgeous, pigmented and very wearable.  
Speak Soon,

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Boots Haul :)

Hi guys,
So the other day me and one of my good friends decided to have a girly day at the Metro Centre, do some shopping have some food and go to the pictures. Side Note: The Avengers is such an awesome film, everyone should go see it!
So obviously while we there I had to go in to boots (just for a look) and ended up spending waayy to much money. But in my defence the things I picked up I’ve had my eye on for a while, that makes it okay right? Prepare for the very picture heavy post!

So the first thing that I picked up was the Philosophy purity cleanser.
I was actually in my local boots the other day looking at this and I was in two minds whether to actually buy it or not, purely because I had never tried it and I didn’t want to waste a lot of money on a product I wouldn’t use. However one of the girls who worked there gave me a few samples to take home and try out. What can I say, other than I fell in love. Not only does this product take your make-up off but it left my skin feeling so soft and really clean. So despite the hefty price tag I knew I had to own my very own bottle. I’ll let you know how I feel about this product in the long term but I’m sure I’ll still be in love.

The next thing that I picked up was the Stila: In the light palette. I had seen this on Asos when I was browsing and I did like the look of it but I am so dubious about buying makeup over the internet because you can never really tell if the colours are true or not. However last week I read a blog post buy Gemma which you can read here where she said she thought it was better than the naked palette! So I just knew with statements like that, that I had to try this out for myself. Now I’m not going to talk more about this because I think it deserves a whole post all to its own where it can be truly appreciated J .

Now I won’t talk too much about this bronzer because it has done the rounds in the beauty world for some time now, with people either loving or hating it. Despite this I thought I would give it a go as it’s the perfect colour for me when I’m wearing fake tan.
Above: Cotton Candy, Below: Fairy Cake
Above: Cotton Candy, Below: Fairy Cake
The next thing I picked up were these two Cream Puff Lip Creams from Collection 2000. Again I’ve read loads of blog posts on these so I won’t go in to two much detail. I really like these two colours as I think they are both wearable pinks that aren’t going to make you look like a Barbie wannabe. They also have a really nice finish, not sticky at all!

So then I wandered over to the Rimmel London Stand, and I am a sucker for an offer so completely fell for the: spend over £10 and get a free Mascara offer that they had on! In my defence I did need a new Mascara anyway, honest!
The first thing that I bought was the Kate Moss Lipstick in 05 which is a really nice pink shade. Also this lipstick smells gorgeous, I can’t put my finger on what it smells like but trust me it’s nice!
I then thought I would try the Wake Me Up Concealer. I’ve heard such good things about the foundation, so I have such high hopes for this.
The free Mascara that I got was the Scandleyes Mascara. I’ve yet to try this but I like the look of it! It has a nice fat brush which I like because it reaches all the lashes, the consistency looks really good as well, it looks like it won’t clump!
There you go that was my whole haul, I am more than aware I went slightly over board but I am going to put my self on a spending ban for a while in the hope my bank balance will have time to recover.
Speak Soon,

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bomb Cosmetics: As Good As Lush?

Recently me and the other half fancied a trip out of the house so we went to Hexam which is about 45 minutes away from where I live. Whilst there we went in to Beales department store which had a bomb cosmetics section! Now I had heard seen bomb cosmetics on other people blogs and YouTube videos, but to be honest I thought why bother when you can go to Lush? How wrong was I? I'm completely converted! Granted, there isn't as large a variety of stock with Bomb Cosmetics as Lush but seriously, who cares! The products they do look and smell gorgeous so I just had to pick some up. However I only picked up a few things just incase I wasn't keen. I now wish I'd bought more!
The first thing that I picked up was this soap:
Strawberry Fields Soap : £2.49

This is the only product that I've had a chance to try out so far and I really enjoyed using this! That was mainly down to the smell that this has! All of the smells are very sweet to the point of almost being sickly so if thats not your thing I would maybe reconsider purchasing these.

The next thing I pick up was two bath melts. The first one:

Strawberry Bath Creamer : £2.09
And this One:

Lemon Express Bath Mallow : £2.09
Im quite excited to try these out as the smell that these have are gorgeous especially the Lemon Express Bath Mellow which smells exactly like lemon cheescake, yum!
I shall let you know how I rate these once I've had a chance to try them out.
What do you think? Have you ever tried Bomb Cosmetics? How do you rate them against Lush?

Speak Soon

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Nails Of The Day

Hey Guys,

Just a quick post for you all today showing off my sparkly nail polish.

Parma Violet and Razzamataz

Obviously both of these polishes are from Topshop. Parma Violet is available all year round but the sales assistant said that Razzamataz was only a limited addition polish to celebrate the opening of the new Las Vegas store.

Goodness how wrinkly are my hands?

Ta Da... I personally think these colours go so well together and leave an excellent finish!
Let me know what you think? Do you like glitter polishes?

Speak Soon,


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Gold By Giles Eyeshadows

New Look have recently joined forces with British designer Giles Deacon to produce a make-up range to be sold within their stores. The line includes; lipstick, lip-gloss, mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, blusher, highlighters, nail polish and nail wraps.  
When I was in my local store the other day I noticed these pieces and thought I would pick a few up to try. Although they didn't have all the lines in I am assuming they will be getting them as there was space on the stand for them to go.

They range in price with the nail wraps being the most expensive items at £5.99.

I decided that I would try the eyeshadow palettes that retail at £3.99

These are not normally colours that I would go for as they are quite dark and some of them are quite shimmery.

This is the palette that I would probably use the most as every so often I do fancy a purple eye, (who doesn't)

I probably wouldn't use this palette very often but these colours are handy to have in your collection for those eyeshadow related emergencys, these exsist right?

Overall I am quite impressed with these eyeshadows as the pigmentation is fantastic and they are really good value for money!

I am looking forward to trying out other products from this range :)
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