Friday, 30 March 2012

Products Ive been loving in the month of March!!

Just a quick post to show you what products I've been loving this month!

*Soap&Glory Righteous Body Butter
This will probably always be one of my faves, i love this stuff, its tick, creamy, moisturising and smells delicious, need i say more?!

*NYX Eyeshadow Base in ESB01 White
Ive been using this for quite a while now, and love it,, its super creamy and applies so easy, its a bright white, so whatever colour eyeshadow you put over it, it will instantly make it pop! I haven't noticed any creasing with this base, and my shadows stay put all day, (I've even done the naughty thing of falling asleep with my makeup on, and the next morning my eyeshadow was still perfect!!) This product gets a huge thumbs up from me!!

*NYX Lip liner in Dolly Pink
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lip liner, i got it in a swap after hearing so many great reviews about it.
Its a gorgeous baby pink colour, that applies super smooth and stays put.

*Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Pink Sugar
Again i think i received this lipstick in a swap, and its a gorgeous nude colour, with gold sparkles running through it, I'm a big fan of Revlon lipsticks anyway, and i wasn't disappointed with the colour of this one, i team this with the lip liner mentioned above, and it my perfect everyday lip combo.

*MAC Hue Lipstick
Ive heard so many great things about this lipstick, that i couldn't wait to try it, and let me tell you i wasn't disappointed! Its a lovely pink/nudey colour, in a glaze finish which i was a bit worried about because sometimes you don't get much colour payoff with them, but this one was surprising, its fast becoming one of my faves and is surprisingly moisturising on me.

*WetnWild Walking On Eggshells Trio
This has been my go to shadow colours for most of the past month, its super natural, and applies perfectly, i will never grow tired of WetnWild Shadows, they are hands down THE best drugstore Eye shadows for me, i just love them.

*Benefit Erase Paste
I got this as gratis when i was a Benefit Employee, and have loved it ever since, mine is in the shade medium, and i love it as an under eye concealer, its thick and creamy and it blends perfect on me.

*Milani Jewel FX in Gems Nail Polish
I have been on a huge nail polish kick lately, and got 3 of these polishes in a recent swap, its a gorgeous thick glitter polish and is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann 'Happy Birthday' it also reminds me of OPIs 'Rainbow Connection' from the 'Muppets Collection'. I seriously only need to apply 2 coats of this and my nails are covered, its really hard wearing and really lasts, bit of a pain to get off but its prettiness more than makes up for it, lol. I believe they also do a pink and turquoise in these, so I'm hoping to get my hands on those and then ill have the full collection.

*NYC Show Time Volumizing Mascara
I went out and bought this mascara on a whim, i was skint at the time and picked it up because it was cheap, i wasn't expecting anything major from this product, but i have to say i think its really great, it really lengthens my lashes, and if i apply a few coats seems to thicken them up a bit too. It wont replace my all time fave 'covergirl Lashblast' but for the price i really cant complain about this. If your looking for a cheapie, then id recommend giving this a try.

*ELF Eyelash Curler
This is the best eyelash curler I've owned, its about £1.50 and comes with a spare rubber guard, i literally use this everyday, and it works a treat.

*Revlon Colourstay Foundation
I really love this foundation, its long-wearing, and gives me a flawless finish, its not heavy or cakey, and has the added bonus of SPF 15 in it.
With it being so lightweight, i can apply a powder directly on top and don't feel like i have far too much makeup on, it still looks really natural.

*MAC Solar Riche Bronzer
I think i featured this in another Favourites post of mine a while ago, and I've started reaching for it again on a daily basis, the weather here in the UK has been great lately, so I've been giving myself a bit of colour by applying this, it does have sparkles in it, but when you apply it to the skin you really cant see them, which i like.

So that was my products for march, What was yours??

Monday, 12 March 2012

Beauty Bloggers Valentines Swap

I recently took part in a Beauty Bloggers Valentines Swap, organised by Kelly at Lipglossloveaffair, here's the link.

When i signed up for this swap, i chose to do a $20 value, so i would be paired up with someone else who wanted a $20 swap value, so it was fair for both of us.

This was a direct swap so we were paired with our partners, then she emailed us each others details, and we went from there.

My swapper was the lovely Annie all the way from Canada.
I love international swaps because it gives me a chance to try out things that are not available to me here in the UK.

I received my swap from her a few days ago, and i LOVE it!!
This is everything in the box, it was all wrapped up in tissue paper and packed with packing peanuts, but i just had to open it, lol.

Everything she sent me!!
How cute are those strawberry's, they have Hershey's kisses inside, they are too cute, my son loved them!!
The cute little jar of stars is lovely too, she said in her letter they are for love and luck, i could do with some luck right about now, after the awful few months I've had lately, see here
and here
She also sent me a cute Hello Kitty sticker, (i love anything Hello Kitty) and a bow hair tie.
Essie and sally Hansen nail polishes, and a Revlon lip butter.

A closer look.

The Essie polish is from their recent luxeffects range and is in the shade 'as gold as it gets', i cannot find Essie polishes anywhere near me so I'm so glad i got this.
Revlon lip butter in Berry Smoothie
Sally Hansen diamond strength nail polish in glass slipper, again these polishes are not available near me either.

This was a great swap, and I'm super happy with what i got, i would be happy to swap with Annie again in the future.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

NOTD-Extensions

Another NOTD post, although this is slightly different to my others, as i have nail extensions on.
I got bored so decided to give my nails a makeover :o)
Hope you enjoy!!

These are Acrylic Nail extensions, i made the glitter mixes myself, and love them, my son says they remind him of Mermaids, so i decided to name my mix, 'mermaids tears'.


Thanks for stopping by :o)