Thursday, 12 May 2016

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

It was one of the most anticipated sequels of the decade, Urban Decay Naked 2 follows in the footsteps of the Naked palette, (straight up - the world's best-selling palette of all time). This Urban Decay eyeshadow palette is filled with 12 pigment-rich, taupe and greige neutral eyeshadows, including FIVE EXCLUSIVE NEW shades. Feast your eyes on shades ranging from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. This collection lets you achieve many neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between. Let's just say there's a whole new way to get Naked! The case has an art-school inspired look with hinged lid taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It's smooth, modern and cool to the touch - a real tactile experience. Plus, palette also features a double-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush (exclusive to this palette). 

  • Shade Descriptions:
    - Foxy: Cream Bisque Matte
    - Half Baked: Golden Bronze Shimmer
    - Bootycall: Cork Shimmer
    - Chopper: Copper Shimmer W/Silver Micro-Glitter
    - Tease: Creamy Pale Brown Matte
    - Snakebite: Dark Bronze Shimmer
    - Suspect: Pale Golden Beige Shimmer
    - Pistol: Light Grayish Brown Shimmer
    - Verve: Oyster Shimmer
    - YDK: Cool Bronze Shimmer
    - Busted: Deep Brown Shimmer
    - Blackout: Blackest Black Matte.  

  • The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is much more cool toned than the original Naked palette, and it contains a wider selection of lighter shades which I love as I feel it’s more flexible to use on lot's of different looks, I definitely love this palette, but my heart steers more towards the warmer, more bronze Naked palette as those colours tend to make my blue eyes pop. But this is such a beautiful palette as I love that it contains three matte shades; all of which are staple shades you could use for any and every makeup look.. a highlight or base shade, a crease shade and an eyeliner shade. You also have the the gorgeous shimmers and the stunning glitter of chopper to create many different looks. My favourite shades from the palette would have to be; Half baked, Chopper and YDK although I honestly love every single shade. I love using this palette as the weather gets warmer and it just looks perfect with bronzer and a neutral lip.

As with all the Naked Palettes this is available for £38.50 from Urban 

Which is your favourite Urban Decay Palette?

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Look Fantastic Beauty Box May 2016 #LFHelloBeautiful

With the signature Lookfantastic teal, the packaging for the May Beauty Box is bold and beautiful. Full of little details like metallic embossed text and pops of pink, we know that #LFHELLOBEAUTIFUL will make you smile! Whilst makeup is a whole lot of fun, we know that gorgeous skin and hair can make you feel incredible, every day. So, this month, the #LFHELLOBEAUTIFUL Box is all about beauty products to give you glowing skin and glossy locks. With incredible brands, a full size product, new releases and cutting edge skincare technology, this is a box you won’t want to miss!
Inside the box -
The Wet Brush (Full size) painlessly removes knots and tangles from hair. Featuring thin, strong and flexible Intelliflex™ bristles to glide through any type of hair, the detangling brush has SofTips™ to massage the scalp and stimulate circulation at the follicle. It's Firm enough to banish knots yet flexible enough to be kind to your hair and scalp, the bristles are designed to bounce back to their original form after every stroke, which helps to reduce hair breakage and damage. The versatile hair brush can also be used on dry hair, wigs and extensions. I love these brushes I only had the squirt for travelling, so am happy to have a full size as my daughter's hair is past her waist and bath times can be a nightmare without this brush! Just wished I'd got a pink one, but I won't complain! 
Liftactive Moisturiser – I adore Vichy products and this 15ml pot is a great sample size. This moisturiser has been specially formulated to firm and tone the skin. Specifically targeting signs of fine lines and wrinkles. So if you are all about radiant, plump hydrated skin this would be the one for you!
Decléor – one of 3 products in the box, I received the Decléor Intense Nutrition Cream which contains cranberry plant oils, argran and avocado to nourish and protect the skin. This sounds lovely and soothing and they say its great for giving tired complexions a boost.
IOMA Optimum Moisture Cream – I've not heard of this brand before, but it sounds lovely - you get a 7 day supply of individually packaged samples for you to try, This day & night cream is enriched with PA Reviviscience which strengthens the skins natural barrier against environmental aggressors & Osmhydran which helps your skin hold on to moisture. its protecting & hydrating. Ideal for dull dehydrated skin. Perfect for travel as they are small enough to pop in your overnight bag.

REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial – An overnight treatment which combines Glycolic and Lactic Acids to brighten and refine the skintone. It exfoliates, revitalises and delivers hydration, so its a great all round mask. This mask is really good, it really brightens my skin when it's feeling a bit bleugh!

UNIQ One All in One Hair Treatment – This contains 10 benefits that will help your hair look and feel amazing. To name a few it promises to help improve shine, give heat protection, detangle, promote smoothness & it has UVA and UVB filters. Perfect for Summer haircare product. I recieved the coconut scent and it reminds me of holidays!
Eve Lom Cleanser – This is a sachet with a muslin cloth included. This pioneering beauty balm was first introduced to the beauty industry 29 years ago, so it is a cult classic & very much loved balm cleansers. It is suitable for all skin types, that decongests, softens and leaves a highly receptive base for your beauty products to work with, This is one of my faves.
Overall am I impressed with this months, lots of great brands - considering the brush is £11.99, it has paid for the box on its own a d the other items will all be used by me, some old favourites and some new products to try, I'm a happy girl.
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What do you love from this months box?

Cover FX custom cover Drops In N20

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops can be mixed with anything liquid. These revolutionary drops feature Flash Fusion Technology, as soon as you drop, the solution flashes off leaving behind the pure pigment, weightlessly transforming your favourite beauty product in the palm of your hand. Transform and customise your oil, silicone, or water-based beauty products to your perfect level of coverage – from a sheer tint to a total coverage foundation.
Just drop into your favourite skincare, tinted moisturiser, or foundation and mix together using your fingertips to blend. Transform your product into your perfect level of coverage - everything from a sheer tint to a total coverage foundation. 
1 drop = sheer coverage
2 drops = medium coverage
3 drops = full coverage
4 drops = total coverage
You get 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz 
I am really mpressed with this product as you can use as a tinted moisturiser to a full cover foundation, easy to apply as can be mixed with any cream product, I love mixing mine with my daily moisturiser for a day time look and with my primer for a full cover long lasting night time look, it really is something else! One drop covers my whole face and I am able to go without concealer, it is a concentrated pigment so a little goes a very long way, perfect for holidays as you could mix with your face spf for cover and protection - perfect.
Available from most good online stores for £36.00, the come in lot's of great shades suitable for all skin tones.
Have you tried Cover FX?

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation - Vanilla.

This revolutionary foundation is infused with a potent combination of Coconut Water to naturally replenish moisture levels; nature’s resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity and Hyaluronic Acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance. 

Let them think you were Born This Way.
  • Medium-to-full undetectable coverage
  • Oil-free
  • Coconut Water helps delicately replenish skin’s moisture levels without overhydrating—for the look of radiant skin
  • Infused with the resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity
  • Hyaluronic Acid helps balance skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
I totally LOVE this foundation, it leaves my skin looking flawless! It is just beautiful, my only complaint which is tiny is becareful if buying online as the shades are quite difficult to choose as I had Porcelain which I thought was the lightest shade but it is actually 1-2 shades darker than vanilla? So I would suggest gong in store or getting a sample before buying yours. But I can still wear Porcelain, I just use less and sheer it out and it looks fine. I will just use it in the summer months as it lasts all day and absorbs my oil .. I just can't praise this foundation any more.. It is currently my HG foundation for all weathers and occasions. If you're looking for a foundation that is super comfortable to wear all day and fantastic coverage, this is definitely the one for you!!! I've tried so many foundations and this one stood out to me the most. it feels like you're wearing absolutely nothing while giving you flawless looking skin. 

Available for £29.00 as all good beauty stores.

What's your HG Foundation?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Monsoon Rose Gold perfume.

The house of Monsoon with their new fragrance celebrates rose flower and launches Rose Gold which will delight all fans of intoxicating floral fragrances supported with warm, comfortable notes. Fragrance Rose Gold exudes glamour and femininity. Luminous opening scent is created of lemon notes, juicy fruit, illuminating floral harmony in the heart of velvety roses, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen. Warmth originates from musk, woody notes, vanilla and amber, intertwining with shades of moss. Exude glamour with the Monsoon Rose Gold Eau De Parfum. 

Top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents are layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber. 

I love the scent of this fragrance, it's lovely and delicate, a lingering sexy mist, the scent lasts a good 8-10 hours on me, but I can still smell on my clothes the morning after, the scent is beautiful. Perfect for spring/summer. I imagine this would make a gorgeous wedding fragrance as it just has something lovely and romantic about it.

Available in three sizes - 30ml, 50ml and 100ml - prices start from £24.00

What's your favourite Spring/Summer scent?

Too Faced Hangover X Primer

When long days of work and late nights of play give you a beauty hangover, this is your instant cure. Hangover is a revolutionary makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers that work together to boost skins radiance, promote elasticity, and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear. We harnessed the science of hydration to create a creamy, penetrating primer that acts like an energy drink for the skin by replenishing moisture levels. It can be worn alone for a dewy, healthy looking finish or under bronzers, foundations, and powders to create the perfect canvas.
  • The unique combination of coconut water, probiotic-based ingredient and skin revivers work together to: Hydrate and brighten skin, Promote skin s elasticity and tone, Soothe and smooth the skin.
  • Get all the priming benefits you love while looking like you received eight hours of sleep and drank your daily dose of H2O
  • After Using Hangover: 100%* said makeup went on smoother, 100%* said makeup looked more radiant, 100%* said skin looked more hydrated and 100%* said their skin had the appearance of a full night's rest.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer is a silicone-free facial and makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers that work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity and help hydrate while extending the wear of makeup. This comes in a squeezy tube with an attached pump for easy application. It’s formulated to brighten, tone, hydrate, and firm skin thus giving it the look of eight hours of sleep or as if you had plenty of water to hydrate your skin. I have combination skin and am loving using it under my foundations, it gives me a lovely finish and helps keep my foundation looking good all day, I do use smashbox pore minimiser on my nose as I have quite large pores and need extra help (review coming soon). This does have a subtle coconut water scent that’s quite pleasant but not too noticeable after application. The formula is a thinner, creamy texture that applies with a bit of stickiness at first but sets to a dewy finish. I am really impressed.
Available for £27.00 from all good beauty stores.
What's your favourite primer?

Friday, 8 April 2016

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016 #LFBlooms

Introducing the April Beauty Box, #LFBLOOMS. To celebrate Earth Month, the April #LFBeautyBox is all about beauty with a difference. We have selected natural, organic and eco-friendly products to help you bloom and get in touch Mother Nature. Dust off those winter blues and get springtime ready with #LFBLOOMS! Worth over £50, and from only £11.25 a month, don’t miss out on this brilliant deal. Plus this month receive an exclusive 7th bonus item in every box!

Inside this months box :

Rituals Miracle Hand Scrub with a scent of Ginseng and Gingko Biloba, it smells gorgeous. I'm looking forward to using this as since I had my baby girl last year my hands have suffered due to excess hand washing and feel quite rough and dry.
Balance Me Super Toning Body Polish with Blackberry Leaf. I love a good body scrub and this is a lovely very fine scrub that leaves skin feeling super smooth.
Myvitamins effervescent vitamin and mineral tablets in blackcurrant flavour. I've never tried vitamins where you have to dissolve in water, so am intrigued to see how these taste and work.
Bloom and Blossom Bath and Shower Gel with 99% naturally derived ingredients. Perfect for my travels.
Elemis British Botanical hand and nail butter with ingredients to calm your mood. I live this brand and again my hands will thank me for smothering in this!  
Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. I've never heard of this brand before, look forward to using it on my frazzled hair.
Tanworx Tan Maintainer - great base for a fake tan with seaweed extract and Hyaluronic Acid. I will take this to Portugal this summer to hopefully extend my tan as we all know the sun doesn't exist in England!! 

Overall a great box with fantastic brands with a selection of lot's of different useful products, perfect for giving your body a Spring clean with lovely natural products! I know I'll get use out of all the products from this months box.

Discover new beauty treats each month with the Lookfantastic Beauty Box subscription, subscribe now to ensure you never miss out on a box. The best part? Not only do you get amazing products each month, but with our new subscription options, you can pay MONTHLY and not upfront! Now there's no reason to resist temptation anymore.
Simply choose your payment option, and we'll supply you with a delightful Beauty Box each month. Sign up for our 3, 6 or 12 month subscription options, and take advantage of our fantastic savings detailed below:
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What do you love from this months box?


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

The palette we have all been waiting for the limited-edition blush palette featuring six shades created in collaboration with Gwen Stefani. Get Gwen Stefani’s glowing, contoured skin with this Blush Palette. Inspired by her best defining and highlighting, tricks, Urban Decay and Stefani came together to create her perfect blush palette. Sweep on sculpted, radiant skin with these six shades of blush, bronzer, and highlighter that are versatile enough for any skintone. Urban Decay’s own easily blendable, finely milled Afterglow formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of wearable, streak-free colour. Lightweight and chic, it leaves a soft, creamy texture that always applies beautifully. 

This set contains: 
Blush in Cherry (light pink satin)

Easy (deep rose with gold shimmer)
Angel (champagne-nude shimmer)
Hush (medium pink with gold shimmer) 
Bronzer in Lo-Fi (soft bronze matte) 
Highlighter in OC (soft pink with peach shift) 

This palette is stunning, blends perfectly and lasts all day - the shades are gorgeous and compliment my pale complexion, If you are still deciding whether or not to purchase I would say "DO IT!" Before it sells out.. You won't regret it!! Available for £35.00 from Urban Decay.

Will you be picking one up?


Friday, 4 March 2016

L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt Collection - review and Swatches.

it’s a foundation that is the texture of a tinted moisturiser, it is only available in two shades for £8.99. I have the lighter shade, I was pleasantly surprised just how well it covered my redness and freckles. It Provided the perfect base for my contour, a Light coverage base that has Smart Pigments to match the skin’s colour, it also builds to a perfect level of blendable coverage. It leaves me with flawless-looking skin without caking as it has grip technology which fuses with your contour for a long-lasting sculpted finish. You can wear as a primer/base or as your foundation which I think is great depending in the look you prefer.

Nude Beige

Soft Sand

Soft Rosy

Infallible Sculpt Blush available in three gorgeous shades, Nude Beige, Soft Sand and Soft Rosy all come with a cheek highlight and two complimenting blush tones. All are beautiful and look like they will suit all skin tones, so compact but with great pigmentation to give you a stunning finish. Priced at £7.99 currently on offer of 3 for 2 to allow you to snap them all up! Such a great idea to give you three seperate products in one little compact.

innovative cream to powder technology is easy to apply and super blendable.
Sculpt and define your features with shadow and light, with our cream to powder Contouring Palette. Your sculpted finish looks true-to-skin, with a flawless matte finish.The lighter shade is designed to lift and highlight the high-points of your face, whilst the darker shade creates the illusion of shadow, to sculpt your face to perfection. Available in light/medium and medium/dark. Available for £9.99 each, the contour is a little orange on my skin if I use too much product, but used lightly and blended well I can easily make it work.

Have you tried anything from the new collection?