30 June 2010

Review: ELF - Mineral Lipstick

What they say ~ Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

What I say ~ This one is in the shade Barely Bitten and its like a medium pink colour, it has a bit of a golden shimmer to it but not too much. Its nice and moisturising and I really like the colour its almost like my own lips but a bit better. A nice day sort of a colour.

Would I buy it again ~ I really think that I would buy this colour again actually which is something for me as I am a chapstick addict and always have one of those on me!


What I say ~ This one is in the shade Cheerful Cherry and its super pigmented, its a really deep colour nice and a warm red / burgundy kind of a colour. It is a lot darker than it looks on the website, I do like it though despite it being more of an evening colour.

Would I buy it again ~ I might buy it again, its quite deep though and so probably will take some time to use up!


29 June 2010

Review: Maybelline - Dream Mousse Bronzer

What they say ~ Achieve a beautiful, bronzed look with an amazing air-soft feel, one easy sweep of the finger! Air-whipped formula allows you to build up as much colour as you like. No fuss application. Wash off.

What I say ~ This is a wash off product and it does have a soft feel to it similar to the mousse foundation. This is another product I seem to have bought for no reason as I don't like wearing bronzers!

The main problem I have with this is how it is so shimmery / almost glittery. When you get a natural tan there is no shimmer and this almost makes you look extra shiny and greasy. This shade seems to be quite dark against my fair skin although it does blend very easily.

Would I buy it again ~ Simple answer, no. I got it in a pound shop. Will I ever actually use it, not really!


28 June 2010

Swatch: ELF - Pearl

What they say ~ This color-lock formula with chip resistant shield gives long lasting nail color with high shine. The aerodynamic bristle design glides color on flawlessly, while the quick dry formula gives perfect application every time. Key nutrients give nails that natural shine, infused with Vitamin E for stronger, healthier nails.

What I say ~ This so isn't my colour but seeing as I have it I thought I would review it! I do really like the bottle its nice and different with the dripping look. Shame that ELF decided to discontinue the feature as it looks different from all other polishes I have seen before.

The above picture was with two coats. Its a nice enough nail polish, but I don't really like the colour, I don't know what came over me to buy it!


27 June 2010

Review: ELF - Professional Blending Brush

ELF Professional Blending Brush - I didn't think I would need a blending brush and thought the whole idea was some sort of pointless brush people wanted you to buy so they can line their pockets. But in actual fact I really like this brush and have used it every day so far! I like how it is quite fluffy but tapered at the top of it, I dipped it a tiny bit in a darker colour and blended the colour in the crease. Would recommend this brush especially for £1.50


26 June 2010

Nails: Stamped Dots

Base: Nails Inc - Electric Teal
Stamping Plate: M60
Stamping Polish: ELF - Teal


25 June 2010

Nails: Animal Print

Base:  ELF - Lilac
Stamping Plate: M78
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black


24 June 2010

15 June 2010

Review: Lush Bath Cocktail

This lush cocktail has to be up there as one of my faves. It is 1/2 of a avobath and half a chunk of you've been mangoed. It is very revitalising and makes you smell like mangos, moisturising as well so don't rinse your hair off in this water! The only thing for me missing is bubbles but neither of these products are designed for that. I would, and have bought both of these items time and time again.

8 June 2010

Review: ELF - Luscious Liquid Lipstick

This review for liquid lipstick's by ELF. I really like this product it is great for £1.50. The two colours are Maple Sugar and Cherry Tart and can be seen swatched below. They both are supposed to smell of vanilla mint although all I can smell is mint which isn't a bad thing. There is no taste and are not too gloopy. The instructions say to twist 10-12 times to get the product coming out but this really wasn't the case, was at least 50 times! But that was only the first time using it.

Maple Sugar - This is a brown colour in the tube and looks almost as if it has golden shimmer in it. Once applied to the lips it makes them almost beige in colour, tones down the red in my lips and really makes the shine and look nice. I dont usually go for a brown colour but may buy this colour again - 7/10

Cherry Tart - This one is a pinky red colour in the tube, has no shimmer to it. Once its on my lips it seems to be a sheer light red colour, nothing too intense but improves on my natural lip colour. Makes the lips nice and glossy but not too much. I do usually go for colours similar to this and would buy it again no questions asked. - 9/10

7 June 2010

Review: Lush Bath Sunday Cocktail

I have got a passion for Lush. Today I opted to try out 'The Ex-Factor' which is one from valentines day and 1/3 chunk of Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds.

I did quite like this bath with it being blue, smelt of patchouli. I think that the ex factor didn't have any scent really just helped the water turn blue. Wouldn't buy the ex factor again.

6 June 2010

Review: Waitrose - Baby Bottom Butter

On to the review, this product is from Waitrose. It was about a year and a half ago when I got this product, and wanted to know why everyone was raving about it.

I have to say it is a very intensive moisturising product, I did try and use it on my face but it was too greasy for that and made me break out. I find it good for stretch marks and a similar product to the Palmers Coco butter.

Would I buy this again? I doubt it, its taken a long time to use up which is good I suppose although its just too intensive and doesn't soak in quick. I might buy it in the future to use on a baby's bottom but not on my skin!

3/10 (over hyped product)

5 June 2010

Swatch: ELF - Chocolate


Colour - Brown
Finish - Cream
Opacity - Two Coats
Brush Type - Standard


2 June 2010

Review: ELF - Mineral Eyeshadow

Mineral Eyeshadow in Seductive - I really like this matte black eyeshadow, its not as dark on the skin but again it is easy to build up for that great smokey look. Fave one of the mineral eyeshadows definitely.

Mineral Eyeshadow in Wild - This on the website looks nice and dark but in real life its lighter and has gold twinkles in, very shimmery. Not really a colour I would have gone for usually, it is pigmented when you apply lots and the glitter doesn't stick so really that isn't a problem.

Mineral Eyeshadow in Partier - Looks shimmery on the website but it is actually matte. Eyeshadow looks darker in the pot than on the skin but it is easy to build up to reach a darker shade.

Mineral Eyeshadow in Royal - You can see how shimmery this is in the swatch, it is a really nice deep colour but the only improvement would be make it matte, but then again I do prefer matte eyeshadows!

Overall I really like the mineral eyeshadows from ELF, the holes are a little bit too big in the sifters which can make things a little messy. Nicely pigmented, blendable and are finely milled for smooth application.

Review: ELF - Brushes

Total face brush / Blusher and bronzer brush / Eyeshadow brush

Concealer Brush / Eyeliner Brush / Eyeshadow Brush / Blusher and Bronzer Brush / Total Face Brush

I never really had any proper brushes only got a Ruby and Millie smudge brush as well as ones that came with other things so no actual brushes. These ones are good, not hard and scratchy but soft. The eyeshadow one is great for packing on the colour too so its nice and dark. They wash okay but not brilliant, not too keen on them being made from horse hair though.