Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A nude for the Winter // lip of the week #32

Hello darlings

Do you have that one lipstick that goes with every look, every outfit, every season? For me its my Calvin Klein Nude Lipstick, in 'Undressed'. I remember i purchased this from Fragrance Direct at the beginning of Summer. It cost £3.95, sadly no longer on their website. But if you type it in to Google you can find other places to purchase it. But it has become a stable in my makeup bag and i thought i'd share it with you and i'd love to know some of your stable lipsticks?
The packaging on the Calvin Klein lipsticks are beautiful, although as the bottom half of the lipstick is a soft material it does tend to get grubby quickly as you can see in the picture. But its well made, sturdy, i've doped it a couple times and it survived. This is a gorgeous brownish mauve nude. Its a very subtle colour, very similar to my lips, but just adds a little colour, makes them a little deeper. Its perfect for this time of year. Its very pigmented as you can see from the swatch on the back of my hand. Its glides on to you lips with little effort. Very creamy and smooth, not scratchy or drags at all. Its not a matte its more of a satin finish. Which is perfect for me, it doesn't dry my lips in the slightest. Its long lasting an fades beautifully without living weird patches or the line around your lips. 
I'd love to know have you tried any of the Calvin Klein lipsticks?

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

My black Friday bargain! Nip + Fab etc

Hello darlings

As a bargain blogger how could i not take part in the Black Friday? Admittedly i only got a couple of items as there wasn't a lot that appealed to me. I only have one item here to share with you today (others are in the post!) I also purchased the Amazon Fire Tablet which has arrived but i didn't know if you would be interested in it? If so let me know in the comments and i'll review it for you! I purchased some candles from the body shop as they had 40% off everything. I also purchased some PJs from Bohoo as they were 30% off. But both these items have yet to arrive and i will blog about them when they arrive! 
The bargain i have to share with you today is this awesome Nip + Fab set i purchased from Superdrug, its worth £72, on offer for £35 and then i got 30% off staff discount, so i got it for £24.50! Amazing! I'm so pleased with this set, i have to admit i really should be buying Christmas presents but this little beauty of all for me!

Its a 7 piece set that includes, a blush palette (01 Blushed), a highlighter palette (01 Stroboscopic), a eye shadow palette (01 Sculpted), 2 liquid lipsticks (Cinnamon and Candy), a face primer and mascara. I have yet to try these properly as they only arrived yesterday, i haven't had time and i want to do a thorougher review for you guys. I have swatched the palettes and the pigmentation is great, the highlighter palette especially! I just wanted to mention it now before the offer ends which i believe is Tuesday. 

You can purchase it here

I'd love to know what did you guys get u the Black Friday sale? And what are you hoping to get in the Cyber Monday sale? Let me know down in the comments! 

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mini Kiko Haul

Hello darlings

I'm sorry i've been a little MIA the last couple weeks, so much is going on. I'm getting ready to go back to work, (BOOO i don't want to leave Isaac but i gotta pay bills) I've got so many birthdays happening this month, preparing for my halloween party, and can't forget Christmas! So many things, but enough excuses if every other blogger can get regular content out then so can i! 

This is a little KIKO haul i did at the end of Summer which feels like ages ago, so i'm sorry this has taken me so log to out up, i also have a e.l.f and Fragrance direct hauls coming too, so keep you eyes peeled for them! I only picked up a couple of things that i got in the sale but i thought i'd share them with you as i rarely shop in KIKO and don't get to talk about their products much.
First i picked up the Summer 2.0 Liquid Eyeliner. I picked this up for about £2.99 (sorry i can't remember the exact prices i lost the recent a month or so ago.) I've used this a few times and i am really impressed. Its a very thin tip which makes it very precise, its super black which is great! It dried fast and didn't smudge throughout the day, so a all round winner. 

Second i picked up the Eyetech Look Eye shadow, i'm not sure how to describe this product. Its an eye shadow pen, where you dip the brush into the product in the lid. I picked it up in black which wasn't intentional, i meant to pick up the dark brown but oh well its still good for a smokey eye and it also cost under £3, so you can't go wrong. I haven't tried it out on the eye yet but on the back on my hand it looks very pigmented and applied well.
Next up i choose a Smart Fusion lip liner, £2.50, this wasn't in the sale, but i needed a new winter lip liner so i chose this one. This is the first lip liner i've tried from KIKO, i picked it up in the shade 529 (great name KIKO). Its a gorgeous berry colour, its not too dark so its perfect for a everyday look. Again i haven't tried it on my lips yet but i'm excited too, as it looks so pretty on the back of my hand.

Lastly i picked up the Summer 2.0 Mascara for about £3. This was an impulse buy as i didn't need any more mascaras and i rarely find one i like as much as the Maybelline Lash Sensational. This mascara has a completely different wand than any mascara i own so i knew i had to try it. So far i've only tried it once and i like it, i wouldn't say its a good as the Maybelline one but its good, especially for bottom lashes! So it wasn't a waste of money.
Overall i really like the products i picked up, i'll definitely be popping in again soon.

I'd love to know have you tried any of these products?
Or picked up any products from their sale?

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Rimmel Cream Contour Sticks REVIEW

Hello darlings.

Today's post is my review of the Rimmel Duo Contour Sticks. I've seen lots of people rave about these so i knew i had to pick one up. I mean who doesn't want that gorgeous chiseled faced and glowy ckeeks? If you too want that then find out my thoughts on this product! 
These aren't the first cream contour/highlighter sticks i've tried, i've got the Makeup Revolution one and i've got the Collection cream highlighter. So they are what i have to compare it too. Also my tastes and my skin type are different to other peoples, so we all will have different experiences with this. I have dry skin, so cream products last really well on me, i'd love to know if you have oily skin and how this product worked for you? 
The packaging is really nice, its a great 2 in 1 product. There are three shades available, light, medium and dark. I choose the light. They are easy to use, good for getting a precise application. Having both products on one item makes it great for travel.   
The highlighter is a beautiful colour for me, its stunning. You can use to make a subtle everyday glow or really build it up to something really striking. Great for daily life and for special occasions. The contour is a little orange for my skin tone, but you can make it work! And the product itself is really nice. Its very bendable, you can achieve a very natural contour or get a very bronzed one. I found it long lasting, but i do have dry skin so for me i don't have that issue with many makeup items
Overall i really liked this product and i'm happy i purchased it. I'd like the contour to be a little cooler toned but i can make it work. 

You can purchase it here (currently 30% off)

I'd love to know have you tried the Rimmel Duo Contour and Highlighter sticks?

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

You can never go wrong with a nude // Sally Hansen nail polish for only 99p!

 Hello darlings.

I haven't review a nail polish for a long time, i just don't seem to have the time or motivation to sit down and paint my nails, which is a shame as i use to always have my nails painted! The beginning of the week i had a little time to myself, my mother-in-law to be had Isaac so i decided why not paint my nails. I chose this Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Cafe Au Lait, which i bought for a bargain price of 99p from Fragrance Direct (Haul coming soon!!)
I have never tried a Sally Hansen nail polish before but i always wanted to but i didn't know if they were worth the price. In Boots and Superdrug they tend to be around the £7/8 mark and i've always been happy with Barry M nail polishes and never saw the need to spent much more on other ones. I was so happy when i saw Fragrance Direct had this colour as normally on these outlet websites the colours are the real bright ones and the colours that don't sell that well. But this is the perfect natural nude colour. my nails but better! I was amazed it was on their for only 99p so i quickly added it to my basket!
It was opaque with two coats which is standard for nail polish. It built up well, it didn't go thick and gloppy. I used a base coat but not a top coat to i could see how long it lasted without chipping, next time i will try a top coat too. The polish lasted for about 4 days without chipping, which was brilliant! Bearing in mind i do washing up, other house work, looking after a baby, my hands do take a beating daily! After 4 days it was only little chips but by the end of the week i had to take it off. Overall i'm really pleased.

I'd love to know have you tried this nail polish?
Or any other Sally Hansen nail polishes?

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