Sunday, 30 December 2012

Best of 2012 #1 - Makeup and Nails

So its that time of the year to look back over some of the best products (in my opinion) of the year. I did this last year and after comparing some of the products there are 2 that are the same and are obviously holy Grail products for me. I'll try keep this post on the non rambley side as there are a lot of products.

Best Foundation- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (no 53)
Best Powder- laura Mercier Mineral Powder
Best Bronzer- NARS Laguna
Best Blush- MAC Melba
Best Highlighter- MAC Mineralize skinfinish in "soft and Gentle"
Best Eye Primer- Estee Lauder double wear eyeshadow base (same as last year)
Best Eyeliner- MAC Teddy
Best Mascara- L'Oreal False lash telescopic
Best Brow product- MAC Fling
Best Lip Balm- Nuxe Reve De Miel
Best Lipstick: MAC Hue
Best Lipgloss - Clarins instant light natural lip perfect in 2 (can't find it at the moment!- hence why its not in the photo)

So i think I cheated with this one but my favourite eyeshdaow is my MAC palette? I couldn't just pick one!
Post on my MAC Palette (Link)

Best Nail colour- Essie Sand Tropex or Nails Inc Basil Street
Best Nail Effect- Im not really into wraps and the caviar nails so i picked a glitter, Topshop Brazil
Best Base coat - Essie grow stronger 
Best Top coat- Nails inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat.

Part 2 will be up soon with my favourite Skincare, Hair care, and Body care of the year

What are your favourite products of the year?! (If you've done a blog post link it below I love reading these posts!)

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Monday, 17 December 2012

Face of the day #4

-Bourjouis healthy mix serum
-NARS lugana
-MAC soft and Gentle

-MAC Antiqued, espresso
-MAC Teddy
-Mascara, Benefit there real

-Korres Lip butter in Pomegranit

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Korres Lip Butters

So I would say that the buzz about these started about 3 years ago but I never actually brought any until recently. To this day they are still talked about everywhere in the "blogger" world. I never understood why.... until I brought them.

These lip butters are super soft and melt the second they come in contact with your skin. They are amazingly moisturising and leave a subtle hint of colour. So I picked up 3 of these baby's Wild Rose, Guava and Pomegranate. I have to say Pomegranate is my favourite, its a lovely coral colour and has a lovely sweet scent that isn't overpowering in the slightest. 

Korres is a natural brand so these lip butters have no nasty's in them (parabens, sulphates and so on)

Overall i completely understand the hype about these now as they just are the perfect "throw in your handbag" product. I'm excited to rock Wild Rose over winter as its a bit of a darker colour so its perfect for the festive season.

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Hope your all having a wonderful time in the run up to Christmas

(On a different note my friend has recently started a bloggaroo and it would be great if you could all check hers out. Link - everyone started out at the beginning with few followers so it would be nice if everyone could support her and give her a cheeky follow !) 

Saturday, 8 December 2012

InStyler Rotating Iron

The only way I can describe this contraption is a pimped up mix between a curler and straighter. It is truly bazaar. I have been trying it out for a couple of months now and I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts with you lovely chaps. 

InStyler Rotating Iron Purple 32mm **

So when this arrived I was confused. I couldn't work out how it worked what is what and I just didn't understand, was it a hair curler,  a straighter or simply a hair brush with a metal stick attached to it. I just didn't get it. After reading about it more and looking some more I found out it has many different uses. So I thought, I’ll start with straightening my hair, showered, dried my hair, hair oil in, ready to go. Clamp this down on my hair and it makes the most creepy noise, the silver barrel rotates. I don’t know why I didn't realise this as now I see it does say ‘rotating’ barrel all over the packaging. So anyway I straightened my hair and yep it did the job, was I over the moon about the results? Not really but it didn't do anything wrong.

So the next time I used it I thought I would curl my hair, and by Joe this is when this beast works its best. What I found worked best was wrapping your hair round the barrel like a normal hair curler and then closing it so the barrel actually starts to rotate. It creates curls that last all day and that are big and bouncy.
Now since I got this I have actually seen the adverts on the old TV and what they claim you can create with this. Now unless I’m doing something completely wrong I can’t get it to work for the “volume at the roots” aspect of things. I've tried and all I accomplished was a burnt scalp and funny looking hair.
To sum a long rambley review up, am I impressed with the “Instyler rotating Iron” yes and no. I think the whole thing is a bit gimmicky and I’m still not convinced however for curling your hair it does an amazing job. I think this is the perfect item for someone who is looking for a new set of curlers and straighteners as this is 2 in 1. It is on the pricey end of £99 but I do think that they are worth it. 

You can pick the InStyler up exclusively from boots online or in stores for £99