Monday, 13 August 2012

MUA and Collection Haul

I might have done a teensy bit of shopping, oops! Forever 21 and Primark haul is on it's way!
I was drawn in by the 25% off and free delivery MUA offer and picked up these bits. I also had one of those Boots Advantage Machine vouchers so I got 100 extra points when I bought the Collection mascara.
MUA Undressed Palette - £4


MUA BB Cream - £4

MUA Lipsticks in 'Juicy' and 'Nectar' - £1 each

I'm loving the MUA bits so far, especially the BB cream- the shade is so perfectly light! The mascara was a total let down however, it didn't seem to make the blindest bit of difference to my blonde lashes!

I'll post a full review of the BB Cream soon, because that seems to be less reviewed than the palette!

Eeeek, is anyone else getting any results on Thursday? I get my A/S level results and I'm crazy nervous! Let me know!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

REN Glycolactive Skin Renewal Peel Mask Review

Wow. Simply wow. This mask really does work wonders. Since I started using it every other day a couple of weeks ago I have noticed a drastic improvement to my skin's tone and general condition. It has calmed breakouts and cured my British 'summer' dullness.

You are advised to spread a generous amount all over your face, but I've just been using it on my T-Zone as the rest of face has been doing pretty well recently. It has a nice thick consistency and tingles slightly when applied, which really gives you the impression that it's doing it's job.

Unlike other masks I've applied in the past, this gives instant results. As soon as I wash it off (I've taken to exfoliating it off with a REN muslin cloth) I am amazed by my skin.

I've never been one to skip foundation, but recently I genuinely haven't needed it thanks to this mask. I realise this seems like such a gushing review, I just can't find a negative about this mask.

One thing I do have to add though, is that this costs £30 for 50ml. I know that this isn't astronomical, and you do only need the smallest amount to cover your T-Zone- but I'll definitely be eeking out this 15ml sample tube.

Revlon Just Bitten- Lipstain and Balm Review

 Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of months, I'm certain you'll have heard of Revlon's newest offerings of lip stains. Both these stain and balm duos and the kissable balm stains have been sweeping the beauty blogs both in the UK and in the USA.

Today I'll be reviewing the Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm in the colourway 'Flame'. I initially wanted to get 'Passion' but all of the ones in Boots had been open so I plumped for this equally stunning colour. 'Flame' lives up to it's name as a fiery red with undertones of orange, something which at first I thought would overwhelm my pale complexion. I was relieved to find it actually comes across as an elegant deep red.

The stain element of this product is unbelievable. I apply this at around 8AM and it's still going strong at 6PM. It has usually faded by 11PM, but I was incredulous to find that one day where I didn't remove my makeup (oops!) it was still there! 24 whole hours of wear! Crazy! On that note though, that means that if you make a mistake with the felt tip style applicator, it's pretty darn hard to remove.

We have a dual ended product here, with the felt tip applicator on one end (the lipstain) and the clear balm on the other. I have to say that I find the balm pretty useless. It's meant to deliver the moisture so over dragged from your lips when you apply a stain, but I find that it just gives a very short lived shine. I found that the stain lasted just as long without it, and I just applied a swoop of clear Vaseline if I wanted a really glossy effect. The balm also feels rather delicate in it's tube, as though it could snap off with the tiniest bit too much pressure.

Personally I love the matte lip effect, but if this isn't for you then you might want to try the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. These give a nice glossy and longlasting flush of colour, but in swatching I found the colours to be less intense than these stains.

Overall I love this stain. I'll definitely be going back to find it in the 'Passion' colour (a bright Barbie style pink). I find it incredible how long it lasts and how intense the pigment is. Well done Revlon!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

January sales shoe shopping!

I caved. I admit it. I told myself that I'd save my Christmas money to go towards something sensible, but the lure of the big red reduction signs were too much! 
But hey, shoes are sensible- right? I wear them every day! (Okay, let's not mention everything else I bought for now, shhh!)

Dorothy Perkins
£20 reduced from £35

First up, we have these lush Chelsea boots as I mentioned in my last post. These were only £20 from Dorothy Perkins, and I just can't resist a price like that. They feel really well made and the soles are nice and thick. I was tempted by them even at their full price of £35 (they're still this price online however, sorry..), so I was chuffed when I went in store today and saw the reduction. I'd definitely recommend these if you can't justify the massive Topshop price tag, but want higher quality than New Look.
think I like that they're more slouchy than their Topshop brothers, but I haven't quite decided yet. I definitely think that they're more wearable, but they're not quite as striking in my opinion.. Super comfy though!

I've just realised how awful the lighting in here is for photography at night, sorry, just bare with me!

These sweet little brogues were £19.99 down from £35 in Republic. They're Schuh though, so you can probably get them there too - although I can't find them online at either store. They're made from really soft suede, which although quite unpractical for this British weather - is just so pretty! It was the ribbon laces that actually drew me to these shoes, I love this style of lace! The scalloped edges, although a little overdone by now, are perfect too.

I'm taking bets on how long these will last though, although they feel well made I know it's going to start raining while I have these on, or I'll have to walk up a muddy hill!

Expect a post soon about my clothing bargains too - I love sales shopping, and I guess my bank balance likes it more than shopping at any other time of the year..

Sara :)

Chelsea Boot obsession!

Welcome to the new year - although I'm sure you've heard that a billion times these past three days!
This is just a quick heads up post to tell you that if you've not yet hopped onto the Chelsea boot craze, these beauties are reduced to just £20 instore at Dorothy Perkins!

I picked some up today, and they're brilliant quality and super comfy! You'll be seeing a lot more of them in OOTD posts this year, I'm sure.

Sara :)