Thursday, 29 August 2013

If All My Make-up Disappeared...

I really enjoyed EssieButton's latest video which was titled "If All My Make-up Disappeared", the concept being that someone has stolen all your make-up and you can only repurchase 10 products, which 10 would you buy. As I am a bit run off my feet at the moment due to moving back to university over the weekend I though it would be nice to do my own version as a blog post. That way I don't have to go about taking photos and finding everything. So here we go:

Monday, 26 August 2013

Review: Wella SP Luxe Oil

I’d never tried a hair oil myself, I’ve had them used in my hair when it’s been cut but I’ve never been out and bought one. My Mum went for a trim last week and came back with a mini sample of the Wella SP Luxe Oil, as she has short hair she gave it to me to try and this is what I think.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Review: Bourjois Colour Boost

As you'll know from my last post this was one of the things I picked up from Boots. Having enjoyed using the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains I was intrigued by the Bourjois offering. The colour I got, 'Peach on the Beach' has become something of a blogger it colour.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Beauty Haul #5

Or why I really, really, really should not be allowed in Boots. Ever. I only went in for concealer. And had one of those moments at the till when they tell you the price and you just think "oh, OK then. I won't be getting much else this month then. Oops."

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Back to School Make-Up

I know the new term in England doesn’t start for another few weeks but blogs, YouTube, W H Smiths and Marks and Spencer seem to have started their campaigns so I thought I would add my two cents into the mix. I’ve been allowed to wear make-up at school since the age of 14 but even then, it had to be natural, although somehow I got away with blue eyeliner ringed around my eyes, not my finest look.  At university there are no rules but it needs to be quick as sleep is precious. All the products I’ve chosen are from Boots as when you’re a student you’re on a limited budget and the whole look took me 15 minutes to complete.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Review: Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser

It’s well documented in this blog that I’m fairly lazy when it comes to after-shower moisturising. When I spotted the new Vaseline Spray & Go tester in my local Boots, it was love at first spray. This is so simple I can’t believe how no one has thought of it before (I’m willing to be corrected on this point). It’s basically moisturiser, in a can. That you spray on. Genius.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Skin Zero Issue

This post is a response to a brilliant post by British Beauty Blogger which you can read here. She raised the issue that there is a strong (and much needed) focus on ‘size zero’ and happily some brands are starting to use models that aren’t stick thin. But it is rare for brands to promote beauty products without a lot of photoshop, or 'skin zero'. There are of course some who have, Illamasqua’s Imperfection range was mentioned in a blog comment. But the models they used in the 4 images I can find on the site are still stunningly beautiful. I believe there is now a law where brands have to start putting disclaimers if they have used lash-inserts on mascara ads but the same doesn’t seem to apply to foundation or skincare ads. It makes it hard for me to believe a product is going to work if the original image is photoshopped as well as the ‘after’ shot. 

Monday, 5 August 2013

Review: Vichy Idélia BB Cream

I’ve been enjoying using BB creams in the hot weather, which seems to have gone, as opposed to heavy foundations. I just find them to be lighter and more buildable. I bought the Vichy Idéalia version because The Sunday Girl gave it a rave review, and I was feeling frivolous in the Escentual sale.