Friday, 31 January 2014

Kiko Colour Fever Palette 103.

The eyeshadows can be used wet and dry, they are ideal for enhancing the natural eye colour. Thanks to pearly, metallic and satin finishes, the palette enables a variety of looks to be created: from more natural make-up to the most sought after. The palette has an exclusive shape. Its smaller size and useful internal mirror make it convenient and handy for any occasion. 

The baked formula, which is rich in hi-tech components, emphasizes the purity of the colour, giving an intense and even colour performance. The texture enables a high level of pigments to be released, even when used dry. When used wet, the colour is even more rich and reflections are accentuated. The eyeshadows are ultra-comfortable, soft and silky to apply.

These shadows are really creamy, blend with ease, the pigment is lovely giving great colour but is  also buildable to give you a deeper colour with no fallout, They are available in 4 different quads at an unbelievable £13.90!! From instore or at This brand is lovely everything I have tried has been fantastic quality.

How you tried this brand?

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Aura by Swarovski Valentine's Gift Set

This stunning Limited Edition Valentine's Coffret* contains Aura by Swarovski eau de parfum 30ml refillable spray which is encased in a stunning silver bottle with a beautiful crystal on top, looks lovely on anyone's dressing table aswell as a Aura by Swarovski perfumed body lotion 100ml and a Aura Crystal Touch Make up jewel all presented in a gorgeous delicate pink pouch.

The scent description is Crystal transforms into a luminescent perfume. A floral fruity incandescent fragrance, for a vibrant aura that glows with the energy of light. It is a lovely fresh scent that settles to a lovely warm sexy musky scent that oozes sophistication. No man will be able to resist you - Perfect for February 14th! The gift set is £44 giving you a massive saving of £69.50. Available from 6th Feb 2014.

What fragrance is your Sexy Scent? 

My Harrods Beauty Wish list.

I'm going to London in a couple of weeks to visit my Cousin, whenever I do we always spend a day in central London either Sight seeing or Shopping.. Actually we usually always end up shopping! I love going to Harrods as it's so big and luxurious! They always have great exclusives, I thought I'd have a little browse online before I go and decided to do a little wishlist of products I want to own!

I really like the look of this Burberry Beauty Runway Nail Set  it is £90.00 for 6 polishes, it looks perfect for spring/summer, the colours look so pretty. 
I am a sucker for an eye shadow palette so when I spotted these Smooth Eyeshadow Quad Smoky by  Dolce and Gabbana  my heart did a little flutter at £39.50 that's just under ten pound per shadow in a gorgeous palette I'm sold! I love my Diorskin BB Crème it's a great natural base for no make up days, so when I saw they have a Diorskin Nude Tan BB Crème, I really wanted to see what it's like as it would be perfect for my upcoming holiday to sicily to turn me into a bronze goddess - Wishful thinking!! It's the same price as the original at £30.00. 
As if I don't already own enough nail polish... this duo by Dior caught my eye I just think the name is cute - Vernis Bird Of Paradise the shades are both so pretty, priced at £22.00 not bad for a luxury brand..Last but not least as I have had my eye on these little balls of beauty for a while, I just love the packaging and think the pearls look like delicious tiny sweeties! It is the Guerlain Meteorites Pearls but at £37.50 I have held off but maybe being in Harrods I may treat myself!...

I hope you like my Wishlist, What are you lusting after? 


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stila Double-Ended Blending Sponge

Apply makeup like the pros with this soft touch, dual-ended sponge applicator which applies makeup immaculately for a smooth, streak-free finish. What sets this ingenious sponge apart is that it’s double-ended, with a rounded tip on one end to apply makeup all over the face and neck. Flip the sponge over for a pointed tip to access hard to reach areas and for precision blending.

Features & Benefits
  • Soft, dual-ended blending sponge for a professional smooth, streak-free finish
  • Pointed end for hard-to-reach areas and a rounded end for all-over blending

I love my Beauty Blender, but this comes a very close second, it gives me a flawless finish and only Costs £10.50 making it half the price, The pointed side is prefect for getting into awkward places like sides of your nose or the eye area. In my opinion everyone should have one of these in their collection!

How do you like to apply your foundation? 

Clarins opalescence Collection - Ombre Mineral Eyeshadow in Smoky Plum17.

There's a new shade in the Mineral Eyeshadow range, Smoky Plum* and it's gorgeous, It's a mix of plum and brown (soft of a deep, rich taupe shade) with gold shimmer that looks stunning as a wash of colour over the lids or used to define a smoky eye and add more drama as it can be used wet or dry.  

The shadow is creamy & pigmented with no fallout, comes in a gorgeous little shiny gold box, what more can you ask for? There are two in this collection the other shade is Golden Rose which is a beautifully shade perfect for day wear. Both priced at £17.00.

What will you be picking up from this collection?

Monday, 27 January 2014

Real Techniques Retractable Bronzing Brush.

The Bronzer Brush is firm and full duo fibre, and will be great for picking up just the right amount of product. Amazing also for powder foundations. This one is perfect for applying powder - face powder, blush or Bronzer as the bristles are lovely and soft picking up just the right amount of product and blends perfectly creating a flawless look. I love that the metal tube lifts up to allow you to put the lid back on without trapping or ruining the bristles, This year I am hoping & praying that the girls release some more eye brushes as I love the brand and really think they would just make the brand better a blending brush & crease brush would complete my life! Ha...
Available for £12.99 in most Boots and online.

What's your favourite brush brand? 

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Clarins Opalescence collection - Joli Rouge Brilliant Sheer Lipstick in19 Tropical Pink & 21 Pink Orchid

21 Pink Orchid*

This lipstick combines the transparent colour and shine of a lip gloss with the creamy texture of a lipstick. A unique extreme shine Maxi Lip Complex helps plump and hydrate for full, soft and supple lips, while the deeply moisturising and long-wearing formula provides the benefits of a balm with lip care ingredients.

 19 Tropical Pink*

These shades are stunning, they are creamy, moisturising and have a lovely fruity scent. They are sheer but can easily be built up if required without going on too thick. There is also another shade in Coral Tulip, They are Available from the 1st February for £18.00.

What's your go-to lip colour?

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush.

A kabuki really is the key make-up bag essential. Not only can you use for it bronzer, loose powder and blending, but the angled cut is great for contouring too. With a retractable neck and plastic lid, so the brush bristles stay perfect for longer. I really like that the metal tube lifts up to enable you to put the lid back on, protecting the bristles from bending or becoming trapped!. The bristles are lovely and soft but the head is really firm, perfect for buffing in foundation, powder etc. Real Techniques brushes have become firm favourites and I find myself reaching for them daily over my more expensive Sigma or MAC brushes, I cannot fault them and this brush is a welcomed addition, the only con I can think if is... The brand don't have enough eye Brushes!! I hope that they release some more this Year?

You can pick this Kabuki brush from most boots stores or online for £11.99.

Are you a fan of RT Brushes, which one is your favourite?

Clarins Opalescence Collection - Multi Blushes in Peach & Grenadine.

I finally have the collection! I can definitely say it was worth the wait, it is more beautiful in the flesh the photo's don't do them justice, I have decided seperate posts for each catergory as I think it would be too much in just one, I hope you like it this way?!

Packaged in Clarins’ signature luxury gold packaging, making them products which are perfect inside and out. Firstly I have Peach 01* -  is a gorgeous peachy coral very pretty in the pan and once it's applied to the skin, this is such a summery shade, I think it would be perfect with a bronzed face to add a little flush to your cheeks.

The formula of these blushes is light and applies smoothly. As for the texture, it's definitely not oily or greasy, but I wouldn’t call  it cream-to-powder, it’s creamy enough to blend seamlessly into skin and foundation, The blush itself is matte, but since it’s a cream formula, you’re left which a subtle glow, which looks stunning especially for Spring/Summer.

Grenadine 03*  A beautiful bright red, coral, pink in the pan but a lot more subtle shade, once blended into your cheek, it is very buildable you could adapt to your preference making it as bright or as light to suit your look.

There are four shades in this collection, the other two are 02 Candy and 04 Rosewood which are just as pretty, I may go and purchase them once released to add to my collection!
Available for £18.00 from 1st February (This Friday!!)....

Do you prefer cream or powder blush?

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Clarins Opalescence Spring 2014 Collection.

It's not often I receive a press release that makes me this excited, the Clarins Spring 2014 has had me counting the hours until it's released & drooling over the photos! It is just gorgeous! The collection is inspired by soft and luminous spring air. Pastel touches everywhere to welcome the new eagerly awaited season, 

The limited Edition Opalescence Face and Blush Powder.

 combines three warm shades to give your cheeks some healthy flush. The shades can be worn on their own, or combined together for an overall warm glow. An amazing soft and glowing effect on your face, very neutral. I love the packaging on this powder! 

Clarins Limited Edition Eye Quartet Palette in Vibrant Light 
A vibrant palette of illuminating shades in silky, long-wearing mineral textures.Highly pigmented mineral eye shadows to brighten any look. A harmony of four easy to blend satin and iridescent shades: opulent pink and grey to create definition, intense plum shadow liner for a touch of vibrancy and a pearly white highlighter to brighten. Illuminating, long-wearing eye shadow. 

Clarins Multi-Blush Creams
Cream to powder blushes, super soft with a matte finish.
Available in four shades 01 Peach  Candy 02  Grenadine 03 Rosewood 04

Ombre Mineral Mono Eyeshadow. 
Available in two shades: Smoky Plum and Golden Rose. With a smoothing and long-lasting mineral formula, to be applied wet or dry.

Clarins Gloss Prodige Lip Gloss
Gives intense colour and high-impact shine, in two spring shades: Coral Tulip and Clear.

Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant lipstick.
Available in Three shades: Tropical Pink, Coral Tulip, and Pink Orchid. This wonderful lipstick gives a rich colour payoff, deeply moisturises, plumps, and stays  for many hours.
Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base.
This lightweight base gives you a perfect complexion everyday that naturally illuminates and corrects your skin tone for a flawless finish. It also offers hydrating and soothing skin care benefits due to katafray bark extract.The new High-Lumitec Complex brightens the complexion and optically corrects imperfections. Available in three shades - rose (brightens all complexions), champagne (corrects redness) and peach (restores lustre to medium and matte skin) - leaving a veil of light radiance that evens skin tone, boosts luminosity and restores skin's vitality. 

The collection brings timeless romantic shades in radiance-giving textures and special limited edition packaging. The cases are inspired by mother-of-pearl, with iridescent, opalescent surfaces that beautifully reflect light. Available from 1st February 2014.
What will you be rushing out to buy?

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Intensive Relief Hand Cream

This cream has made a huge difference to my hands in this cold weather, It provides effective and long lasting relief for severly dry, itchy and irritated hands. The luxuriously creamy formula moisturises, softens and soothes sensitive skin. The fragrance free formula keeps your skin moisturised from the inside out. Hands look and feel soft, healthy and smooth. Perfect for sensitive skin..

During the last couple of months my hands have really suffered from the horrible cold weather we've been having in the UK, they had become dry and sometimes sore so when I was contacted to try Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Intensive Relief Hand Cream* I gladly agreed. I have been using just over a week and my hands look and feel lovely, no more rough skin just lovely and soft!

I have it on my desk at work and apply *when I remember* 3-4 times a day? but I also apply a big blob at night just before bed to allow it to work it's magic overnight and in the morning my hands feel super nourished.

If you want to try you can pick up from Boots, Amazon, Superdrug & Asda for £2.99! 

What's your favourite hand cream?

Monday, 20 January 2014

Maybelline Color Elixirs

No words! Except when can I get my mitts on them?!?! Anyone know when they are coming to the UK! I want one in every colour....

*Images taken from Google.

Friday, 17 January 2014

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque

Keep dehydrated skin balanced with the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque*, a soothing weekly treatment.When skin lacks water it can seem dull and sallow. This velvety fresh gel-cream delivers high performance hydration for dehydrated, sensitive skin. An intensive formula that will plump up the complexion with moisture, ensuring that it glows with health and appears more uniform.

The Hydraphase Intense Masque is enriched with two unique ingredients: La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring water, a natural anti-oxidant to sooth and calm the skin, and hyaluronic acid fragments to infuse and retain water in the skin for optimal hydration.

I really like how this feels on my skin and I like the smell - it feels incredibly refreshing and cooling when applying this. It also contains ingredient of the moment hyaluronic acid. The directions state to apply generously and tissue off after ten minutes. Either I'm not applying enough or my skin soaks this stuff up for fun because after ten minutes there isn't a scrap left to tissue off and I'm left with skin that feels soft and moisturised. I really like this feeling as I feel it is really helping to put moisture back into my skin, so much so that I have used it nearly every night for a week - Oops! It costs around £15.00 for 50ml from Boots or online Beauty websites.

What's your go to face mask? 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

BECCA Luminous skin colour Foundation

Luminous Skin Colour it's a sheer moisturising foundation with a beautiful "brightening" effect, it's the type of foundation that allows me to skip concealer, I love it for "no makeup" days or good skin days. I have the shade 'Sand' which is a neutral Ivory colour that neutralises my pink tone beautifully.
I like this foundation is because it has such a moisturising texture. It's been the only foundation I've felt comfortable applying on non-moisturised skin. I usually never skip  moisturiser. The finish is dewy/luminous. I usually stay away from dewy but I find that this lasts well on my skin when set with powder.

The coverage is so sheer that many believe it resembles a tinted moisturiser. I don’t think calling it a tinted moisturiser is accurate as Tinted moisturisers tend to have a creamy and thicker consistency.  Becca Luminous Skin Colour is really like a skintone veil.  It still allows your skin colour to show through a veil of colour .  It evens out your skin or gives you the hint of a tan depending on how dark you go, which is something else that is unique about this foundation collection.  You could probably match with multiple colour washes because the colours are so sheer. I also have this in Olive for when I go away to add a little natrual tan, This range of foundation tones allows your skin to show through, while offering a veil of colour to even you out. 

It is so light in texture that it feels like you have no foundation on, I really love it, If I had to compare with another foundation I'd say it's a little like Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in some ways but it is a lovely foundation in it's own right.. I picked mine up for £5.99!! From Fragrance direct which is such a bargain as these usually sell for £32.. 

What's your favourite 'No make up' Foundation?

Becca pressed shimmer powder in Nefertiti

Becca Pressed Shimmer Powder in Nefertiti  is a multi-use product that can be used as a blush, highlighter, brow highlight it's a soft golden pink, it gives a gorgeous luminous glow that is very soft and subtly, no glitter which I love! It comes in a beautiful variety of shades, depending on your skin tone.

 I felt this shade warmed up my pale skin without being obvious. The texture of this powder is very soft. It feels completely luxurious; however, I do worry that it might break easily, so I would use extra care when handling this product.

The powder is really soft, blends amazingly almost melting into your skin, I picked mine up from Xtras for £9.99 which is such a bargain as these usually sell for £30. I have tried 5-6 products from this brand and it is such great quality.

What have you tried from this brand? 

Revive Active health supplement drink.

Revive Active is a health supplement drink* It's not something I'd usually take, but one on my NY resolutions was to become more healthy and more active. I was given seven sachets to try having one a day for a week. All you have to do is add the powder to a glass or juice or orange - Simple! I put mine in Orange juice it tasted a little strange but was definitely drinkable. The drink contains a number of active ingredients. There are far too many to list here, 26 in total, but among them is:
  • Thiamine to support healthy cardiac function
  • CoQ10 and Vitamin E working together as an antioxidant
  • Vitamin C to support the immune system.
  • Vitamin B12 to help promote good energy levels.
It all sounds very healthy. The ingredients have been carefully selected. It is suitable for vegans, coeliacs, diabetics and vegetarians. It is also gluten free.
After each sachet, I noticed I felt more awake, had more energy feeling less sluggish, but as I only had a 7 day sample the long term affects may be more effective.
If you would like to add them to your daily diet you can for around £55 for a box of 30, find them on

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation & Powder.

French beauty brand Yves Rocher has unveiled Youthful Glow Foundation, powder & concealer, introducing smoothing pearls wrapped in rose extracts to its formula, with the power of optical correction for a youthful effect. I don't hear much about this brand? but all the products I have tried are great quality.

The pearls allow a better match with the skin and do not accentuate fine lines, reflecting light more evenly. It gives such a beautiful glow to your skin, it gives you the 'lit from within' look, it has quite a floral scent so if you don't like scented products this may not be one for you, but I don't mind it as once its blended in the scent disappears. The packaging is a gorgeous rose gold colour and looks very swish! My shade is 100 rose beige which is a lovely colour on my skin.

The smoothing texture instantly reduces signs of ageing for optimal coverage, while the creamy fluid melds with the skin to restore the complexion’s glow and gives a satiny matte finish. The fine texture of the Youthful Glow Foundation moisturises skin for a feeling of comfort throughout the day. New Youthful Glow Foundation available online since December, priced at £27. The powder compact is also lovely in the same luxe packaging this soft as silk finely milled powder is a perfect handbag powder for dusting away shine on the go!

Have you tried this brand? 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Clarins Bronzing Duo

I have been using this Bronzing Duo as it subtly warms the complexion all year round with a very natural, sun-kissed look. Its formula combines the benefits of plants with the purity of minerals to ensure perfect affinity with the skin. 

The colour harmonies comprise two shade intensities which can be blended and shaded as desired to modulate your tanned look. Triple protection against pollution thanks to white tea extract, free radicals thanks to crowberry extract and vitamin E and against UVA/UVB rays thanks to a 100% mineral SPF 15 sun filter. 

With a Mineral Sunlight Complex: a combination of mineral pigments to give pure, radiant colour and sun-kissed pearls with a gold and bronze shimmer to warm the skin with "Light Optimizing +" complex: instantly captures, diffuses and magnifies the light. 

It Reduces Fine lines and small imperfections are visibly minimised. The complexion is luminous and even. Plant Micropatch®: maintains supple, comfortable, moisturised skin. The texture is super fine, feeling like silk. It is very natural and doesn't leave you looking muddy or orange, which is something I always look for in a bronzer.

As you can see The Clarins Bronzing Duo* is a really nice two duo matte powder, one side is fairly light but the other is much darker. Mixed together they make the perfect glowing effect for the face, used alone the darker shade provides a really nice matte shade to contour the cheek bones. The powder is fairly matte but quite illuminating without no glitter. The texture is super soft and it buffs effortless into the skin for a silky smooth vevelty finish.

I have really enjoyed using it and it is now in my make up bag for daily use which means it is a winner in my eyes as I always find myself reaching for it. Priced at £26, I personally don't mind paying for quality, but I'm not the only one who must think this as it won two awards in 2013! 

Winner of Best Bronzer - Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2013 
Winner of Best Powder Bronzer- Woman & Home Best in Beauty 2013.

What bronzer are reaching for?