Sunday, 30 August 2009
first is this MAC eyeshadow which was release with a Barbie collection and it was actually my first ever MAC product. It's in a shade called whistle an I'm so glad i found it because i really used to love this product and i wore it all the time. it's a beautiful pearly baby pink colour that leaves a subtle satin finish. it can be worn as a eyeshadow, on the inner corners of the eyes to give a wide awake look and even as a highlighter on the brow bone. i still have quite a bit of it left and it still has the barbie imprint on it.
next is a product that I'm sure you've all heard about, it the Maybelline great lash mascara in Blackest Black. this was a cult favourite once upon a time and was actually the first mascara i ever owned. i haven't tried it in ages, but i do remember loving it and i did repurchase it a couple of times. this one is clearly past its sell by date so next time I'm in a drugstore i might just pick it up again as i do think that it's a forgotten gem of mine.
i love love love rediscovering old products, because when you do they feel new again ans you get the same feeling you did when you first bought them! :)
However... I'm going to start making a conscious effort to use product before i purchase more of the same kind. even though it's great to rediscover unused products i think it's even better to get your moneys worth out of them... do you agree?
have you rediscovered any old make up items lately?
Monday, 24 August 2009
Fake Tan: i don't use fake tan
Foundation brush: my fingers!
Saturday, 15 August 2009
after reading a post by bubblegarm, who by the way is one of my favourite bloggers, i decided to try and use lemon juice as a face mask... my skin isn't 'bad' and i don't really get alot of spot, but when i do they always leave blemishes.. and i never only get one spot, they always come together. so my skin either looks really good or kinda bad.
anyway so i read the post by bubblegarm when my skin was going through a bad patch and therefore decided to give it a go, especially since it was highly recommended.
instead on putting it on for 5 minutes in the morning, i treated it like a mask and left it on over night.
what i liked about it:
oh my! the different is amazing, my blemishes definitely lightened after id say 2 days, this was especially noticeable on my for head.
it really helped even out my skin tone. the skin on my for head and around my mouth had always been ever so slightly darker than the skin on the rest of my face, weird i no, and it always bothered me, but the lemon juice has really evened all of that out:)
it's natural! which is always a bonus. my skins really improving by using something that doesn't cost much money at all!
what i didn't like about it:
it stings!... but if you just leave it on it does carm down.
it feels a bit sticky which can be annoying if you want to leave it on over night like i do.
i suffer from dry skin anyway, and using lemon juice just made it worse, but i make sure i use a thick moisturiser in the morning, so it's not to bad.
my final verdict:
i think the pros definately out-weight the cons! i recommend using lemon juice on the face, it really works!
here's a picture of me from yesterday with no foundation onjust a thought though, with lemons being highly acidic is that not bad in anyway for the skin... does any one know? thanks for reading!
Sunday, 9 August 2009
What the website says:
bareMinerals looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity. Free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals, bareMinerals provides impeccable coverage for every skin type, skin tone, and concern yet it doesn't feel like you're wearing any makeup at all.
And bareMinerals are just the beginning. Our makeup line also offers complete colour cosmetics and treatments designed to enhance your natural beauty, such as lipcolors, lip liners, lip glosses, mascaras, skin preps, flawless application brushes and more."
i haven't ever tried to apply my bare minerals with any other brush, but i do think that the finish is better if the bare mineral tools are used. i use the flawless face brush to apply a small amount of mineral veil before i apply my foundation. i feel this helps to greatly reduce the look of my pores. for full coverage i used the heavenly face brush to apply my foundation all over the face, and then i may use the concealer brush to add any extra coverage that may be needed. the brushes are really soft and easy to clean. my advice would be to use the flawless face brush at a 45 degree angle to the face rather than a 90 degree angle to the face. this stops any irritation to the skin especially if you really like to buff the mineral into the skin.
Kudos and Magnatize
the eye shadows are really finely milled and leave a beautiful wash of colour on the eyelid. i must admit that i haven't really used Kudos, but Magnatize leave a gorgeous golden sheen. i would recommend used a base or a skin toned matte eyeshadow underneath as it helps spread the mineral evenly on the eyelid, leaving a more professional, finished look.
i really do rate the radiance products. i think it's hard to find a highlighter that doesn't leave a sweaty sheen to the skin, especially if it a loose powder, but this product really delivers. my personal favourite is the Pure Radiance which leave a soft light, subtle golden sheen to the skin where as the tropical radiance is slightly more pigmented allowing it to be used as a blusher if you wanted. i use the flawless face brush to apply this produce in a E shape on my face.
starting with the foundation, i think this is the best foundation i have ever tried. it leaves my skin looking flawless and once you get used to it, its quick and simple to apply. when wearing this foundation i constantly get complements on my skin, not my makeup. that shows me that this is the prefect foundation for me because i don't want to look like I'm caked in foundation, but i do want my skin to look good. the fact that it has SPF15 in it is a added bonus because i don't have to worry about overloading my face with creams and what not. i would recommend that you make sure your face is moisturised before you apply the foundation though, because being a fine powder, it can highlight dry skin. with all bare escentual products, and the foundation in particular, you have to remember that a very little goes a long way. to apply the foundation, you tap a little into the lid, swirl your brush in it to warm the minerals up and then buff it into your skin. the more you buff, the better it will look.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
the weather was perfect as the sun was shining all day! quiet surprising seeing as it rained all of July!
the gardens were gorgeous, these picture's don't really do them justice. i do have loads more but it would just take a lifetime to upload them.
Monday, 3 August 2009
this is all the nails. inc nail polishes i own
i certainly didn't need anymore but i couldn't resist, especially considering the price i got them for. i ordered the new winter metallics collection which are all pretty dark colours and i just thought well if there upcoming winter colours, why not...
on the nails inc. website this collection retails for £20.00, but i got it for 40% off (so £12). on top of that, the lilac colour on the left was free. so for all five i only paid £12... pretty good i think, considering that one bottle alone retails for £10.50 in nails inc. salons :)
i like nails inc. because what you see in the bottle is what you get on the nail.. here's what they look like...
there all quite dark and I'm not to sure about the green... but I'm sure I'll still wear it. my favourite is definitely the antique gold colour.
like I've mentioned in a previous post (here) one thing i love about nails inc. nail polishes are the names. each colour is named after a street in London..