Wednesday, 22 June 2011

To depot or not to depot...

Once again, I am considering changing my makeup storage. I've gone from the 2 metre MALM dresser from IKEA, to the 'Micke' desk (from IKEA) with two drawers, and I also have the 9 drawer Alex unit from IKEA. Yes, I love IKEA! I really really want to streamline my collection now though. I plan on purchasing the dressing table below along with 4 sets of the wide Muji drawers. Whatever I can't fit into these drawers will be thrown out/given away etc..
The main point of this post is to ask "Would you depot your MAC blushers to save space"?  It sounds MAD but I really do love seeing the neat little rows of blush, BUT they are taking up a great deal of space.

Also what about the Mineralize ones? Will I forget about them?

If you have depotted your MAC blushers before have you used them more or less?

Basically do you prefer your MAC blushers in a palette or in their pots?
Let me know your thoughts!

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in place Gel Eyeliners.

Here we have the new Estee Lauder Gel Eyeliners. There are five in total (3 perm, 2 LE) and I was kindly sent the Limited Edition shades; Stay Bronze and Stay Violet, to have a play with.
I don't have a great deal of experience with gel eyeliner. I'm not very good at applying it, so have tended to shy away from it. I was pretty nervous when i first saw them, but I had a go nonetheless, and I am very impressed. I love the bronze/brown which has a bit of gold shimmer running through it, but I love the violet/purple better as it accentuates my green eyes. Both are incredibly pigmented, soft (but not too soft) and have a satin like finish. They are totally smudge proof and it is claimed that they last up to 15 hours! I apply my makeup at 9am and take it off at around 8pm, so not quite 15 hours but it was still firmly there when I removed my eye makeup. I definitely need more practice - hence no pictures of my shoddy application, doing them no justice. I'm hoping to master the technique and then wearing them with a little bit of the Estee Lauder 'Pink Pearl' shadowcreme on my lids. Perfect, stay in place summer eyes :)
Stay Violet - Stay Bronze

You can purchase these two shades along with; Stay Onyx, Stay Coffee, and Stay Midnight (sounds gorgeous!!!) from Estee Lauder or Estee Lauder counters nationwide. They are £15.50 each.

(As I stated in the post, these items were sent to me for free. All opinions are my OWN and are 100% honest. x)

What a beauty!

Can you believe I forgot all about this beauty?! I spied it this morning whilst looking for another NEON polish to apply.

FROU-FROU by GOSH is one of my all time favourite nail polishes. It's like liquid gold, only pink!

Applies beautifully, fully opaque in 2 coats and long lasting! What more could you ask for?

Available in superdrug.

Have you tried FROU-FROU!?


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Review: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - Hot Cloth Cleanser

I have been using the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot cloth cleanser for a while now, so I thought it high time to chip in my two cents!

A little bit about the cleanser..

Cleanse & Polish is a concentrated cream which quickly removes everyday grime and makeup - including mascara! The pure muslin cloth gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells. Together they leaves all skin types looking a feeling clear, soft, smooth and simply healthier. Naturally active ingredients include; Chamomile, toning hops, stimulating rosemary and purifying eucalyptus oil.

I was kindly sent a starter kit which includes a 100ml sized cleanse & polish and two muslin cloths. £13.25

My thoughts

I have pretty oily skin and tend to avoid anything rich in texture, so when I first pumped this on to my hand, I won't lie - I was worried that I would wake up covered in spots! (this has happened before!) I used it anyway, and oh my gosh, I loved it almost instantly. It smells GORGEOUS! Really fresh and herbally, the eucalyptus really comes through.

To use, you pump 1 'blob' on to clean hands and massage into your dry face. I'm not sure how long you're supposed to do this for but I personally sit on the edge of the bath for about 5 minutes massaging my face, breathing in that gorgeous smell! I like to start on my cheeks, work round my face, down my neck and then to the eyes, because remember this removes mascara (and it really does remove all mascara!). Do your eyes first and you're going to look like you've just stuck your head in a coal bunker!

You then fill your sink with warm/hot water, take one of the muslin cloths which have been specifically designed to gently exfoliate skin and lift away dead skill cells and impurities, and in circular motions gently remove the cleanser. I like to fold my cloth into four, and gently remove the cleanser turning the muslin cloth over as I go along. Once every last scrap is off ofmy face, my skin feels squeaky clean, incredibly soft and brighter! I have always had dull looking skin, but this product has definitely helped to rectify that issue.
Now I have used the Cleanse and Polish I can totally understand why people rave about it so much. Truly fantastic product! Since receiving the Cleanse and Polish I have gone on to order a trio of them from QVC. I managed to get it on easypay too!! :) I will definitely be trying more from the range soon.

You can purchase this starter kit here

Thoroughly recommend!

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Heads up!

Look what I spotted in 'Fabulous' magazine earlier..
From NEXT Sunday you can collect your first token towards these two gorgeous, summery Nails Inc polishes. Atomic and OMP!
You collect the Nail Polishes from Tesco stores. I'm not sure if you collect one token, collect a polish or if you collect 2 tokens and get them together. The main point of this post was just to let you know, so if you don't normally buy THE NEWS OF THE WORLD you can!

Will you be purchasing NOTW? I know I will!