I tend to buy Lipstick colours that are brighter shades so I wanted to pick a warm deeper shade for my next purchase. I decided to try the shade Retro from the Mac Satin Lipstick range.
I picked this colour because I wanted a peachy brown shade and this lipstick fit what I was looking for perfectly. The warmth of the shade made my lips stand out and complimented my skin tone as it made my skin look brighter instead of making me look washed out as some dark lipsticks do.
It is a really pigmented lipstick so I only needed to apply over my lips once, but it did tend to fade after about 4 hours and then needs reapplication if you eat or drink while wearing it.
My lips felt a little dry so I prefer wearing lip balm underneath, therefore I personally did not find the quality of this lipstick to be that great. However, I adore the shade and this colour is really hard to find so for that reason alone I would purchase this lipstick again.
I was in New York when I bought this so I purchased it at a MAC counter at Macy’s for $17. It is available online in the UK for £15.50 at MAC.
I’ve written about my favourite Mascara from No7 before in another post. However, recently it was out of stock so I decided to try another mascara from the No7 range instead. I decided on the No7 Lovely Lashes Mascara priced at £12.95 which I purchased from Boots.
Even though I bought this mascara as a temporary one until my usual one (No7 Lash Impact Mascara) was back in stock, I think I have found a new favourite. What I love about this one is that it is very buildable so you can add many coats of the mascara and it still doesn’t clump. It is really light weight and I felt my lashes looked glossy which is because the mascara is enriched with nourishing Argan Oil. Sometimes mascara can weigh down lashes but with this Lovely Lashes Mascara my lashes stayed volumised and looked longer. This mascara is slightly cheaper than the other one I used from the No7 range but the quality is just as good, the only difference I found is the Lash Impact Mascara dries quicker than this one. It is really easy to remove with make up remover and kept my lashes looking volumised all day without flaking or smudging. I highly recommend giving this Mascara a try!
Available at Boots
I really wanted to look for a nice subtle pink lipstick for daytime wear and since I adore Kiko Makeup, I picked up the shade 612 from Kiko’s Velvet Mat Satin range.
This shade is a lovely soft colour and compliments warmer skin tones. It is really perfect for everyday wear, it looks natural but is still noticeable and pretty. This is a mat lipstick which I prefer but the velvet satin texture keeps my lips moisturised and does not dry my lips out. The packaging is really high end looking with its beautiful gold colour, and can be closed securely so it doesn’t open randomly in my handbag.
The lipstick contains anti ageing ingredients so is good for your lips and keeps them healthy and youthful. I have small lips, and this shade of pink makes my lips look more bigger and fuller. I highly recommend this lipstick as it looks great with my Indian skin tone without leaving my skin looking washed out. They also have a range of colours for just £6.90 so go ahead and try it out!
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT KIKO
No7 Gel-Look Shine Nail Colour- Deep Wine
This gorgeous nail polish is a stunning colour and it is perfect for this season as it’s deep and warm. The nail polish is long lasting and didn’t chip easily. The brush applicator is quite wide so it’s easy to apply on your nail with just one coat, however I found that the shine was enhanced with a second coat. I also loved that it dried quickly so is convenient when you’re in a hurry. I highly recommend this nail polish, particularly this shade! Available at Boots
priced at £7.00
MUA Trio Eyeshadow Chocolate Box
These eye shadows really compliment warmer skin tones and they are nice and shimmery which is perfect for the festive season. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and are easy to blend. I like how the different shades all work well with each other and help enhance the look. The lightest shade can also be used as a highlight which is another plus point for this set. It comes with a little applicator but I prefer to use my own. These are all pretty colours and come with a very affordable price tag at £2.50 from Superdrug
Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hour lipstick Cherry My Cherie
Firstly I picked this lipstick because it Is Semi Matte. I find that glossy lipsticks don’t suit me and I don’t like the texture whereas completely matte tends to make my lips look to dry so this lipstick is a great balance of the two. It is enriched with Shea Butter so the texture leaves lips feeling moisturised and the matte finish leaves lips looking vibrant with out the over the top glossy shine. This shade is warm and beautiful and would suit a lot of skin tones and I felt it complimented my skin well. I did not have to reapply until after 6 hours so it lasted pretty long not exactly the 12 hours it claimed though but still it’s pretty impressive. This is a stunning colour and ideal for this season so it’s my current favourite lipstick! It is available at Boots
In this cold and windy weather my hair gets especially frizzy! Therefore it is essential that I always have an anti frizz product on hand. This time I decide to try something new so I picked up the Superdrug Style Expertise Anti Frizz Serum.
It’s really affordable priced at just £2.99. The texture is a thick gel like consistency, so this means that a little will go a long way and it also has a nice refreshing scent which is another plus point. I applied a small sized amount onto my palms ( I pressed the serum dispensing pump just once) then while my hair was damp, I applied the product to the mid length to the ends of my hair. I wouldn’t add it to roots as the thickness of the serum may weight it down. I did however, apply a little to the side of my hair near my forehead where I tend to get a lot of baby hairs and flyaways. My hair remained shiny and smoother throughout the day and my hair smelt nice and fresh. This is a fantastic anti frizz product and will keep frizz prone hair sleek and tamed. I highly recommend it!
Available at Superdrug
I recently purchased the Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in shade Midnight Glam and wanted to share my thoughts on it.
My eyelids are quite small so sometimes regular eye shadow doesn’t show up very clearly, so I wanted to try an Eyeshadow pencil to see if it will be more noticeable on my eyes. This pencil stood out when I was shopping as it was very chunky so it was noticeable and I already love the Collection range. Midnight Glam is a charcoal black shade which contains lovely specks of silver glitter.
The texture is smooth and creamy so glides along eyelids easily. It is very blendable once applied and I add it to the ends of my lids for a smokey eye look, however it does dry quickly and once it dries its not possible to blend as much as it is a Waterproof pencil so you have to work quickly. I like the fact it’s waterproof because since I have oily skin, regular eyeshadow tends to fade or crease quickly on my eyelids whereas this eyeshadow pencil lasts long without creasing. This pencil is great for a glam evening look and as its waterproof it lasted all day, so you need a good make up remover! This pencil was really easy to use and there are so many different looks you can create since its blendable. It really made my eyes stand out and the glitter it contains is perfect for the festive season. I highly recommend the Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil. It’s very affordable as its priced at £3.19 and is available at Superdrug
As the weather gets colder it is especially important to keep skin hydrated. Today I am going to write about 3 body creams I have tried recently. My skin is not extremely dry so I usually pick more light weight formulas. If you suffer from very dry skin, I would recommend E45 Cream for Dry Skin and Eczema, it has excellent reviews and is fragrance free and effective. If your skin is less sensitive and you would rather a fragranced cream I would recommend Body Shop Body Butters.
So my most recent purchase was from Marks and Spencers. It is called the Floral Collection Magnolia Body Cream priced at £4.00.
This is a very wonderful cream with a sweet and delicate floral scent. The cream blends in perfectly without feeling heavy on skin. Despite its light weight formula, my skin feels moisturised and the beautiful magnolia scent is ideal for night time use as it’s very gentle and relaxing. The Floral Collection also includes Rose and Lavender scented body creams and since Marks and Spencer currently have a 3 for 2 offer, I am definitely going to add to my collection!
The next product I’m going to review is one I wouldn’t purchase again. It is Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Lotion priced at £4.49.
The pro point is I love the scent of the cream, it is very warm and sweet. However, once I applied the lotion on to my skin it felt really heavy and sticky. Even after a couple of hours the feeling remained the same so I had to apply talcum powder on top. This lotion definitely was not right for me but I do love the body washes from the Dove Purely Pampering Range which is scented the same as the cream.
My final review is about Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion priced at £7.25.
This is a great lotion. My skin felt soft and smooth throughout the day after using it. It is really lightly scented which is probably from the Oatmeal it contains. For something so moisturising, it feels very light and absorbs into skin quickly. My skin looks and feels healthier after using this and I highly recommend it.
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