I am SO OVER Winter. I don’t care that it was snowing last week and it’s dark before 5pm, I’m sitting here in a little dress and ballet flats. Law of attraction and all that. I’m ready for a breath of fresh air to shake off the winter cobwebs. I’ve thrown my heavy foundation into the makeup graveyard drawer of doom, and I’m embracing the cream – cream shadows, cream blushes and BB creams! Here’s a Valentines’ day-date inspired look featuring three of my favourite products for a radiant complexion and bright eyes: La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Creme, Respectissime Ultra Doux Mascara and NYC Blushable Creme Stick in Big Apple Blush. Read on »
So many of our finds come from the supermarkets, you’d swear we spend our lives there… Well with no BTs/Boots in our neck of the woods we gotta be resourceful! Today’s unassuming looking budget buy was an impulse purchase which came good. Isn’t it great when you have zero expectations and are pleasantly surprised? Meet Barbara Daly for Tesco Radiant touch.
The Body Shop shout loud and proud about their ethical credentials – promoting fair trade, sustainability, women’s rights, cruelty-free and most recently vegetarian cosmetics. Isn’t all makeup vegetarian you say, sure there’s no meat in them! Unfortunately many “cruelty-free” cosmetics can still contain animal-derived ingredients such as insect shells (colouring), gelatin (derived from animal connective tissue and bone adding texture, moisture, collagen to products) and animal hair. The new Lily Cole range from The Body Shop is completely free of all animal derived ingredients, making them not only cruelty free but 100% vegetarian. As someone who loves animals more than people sometimes, this makes me very happy.
I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Lily Cole makeup range, cue pic spam!
Bless me father, for I have hauled. It has been less than a week since my last makeup spree.
Not long after I hauled some E.L.F (more posts coming on that soon) I went and hauled again, this time some Sleek MakeUP. I had a valid excuse, I was ordering the new Nude palette and adding a few extras made the delivery charge worthwhile, right? Yeah, the twisted logic of an addict. The Nude palette review should be coming up shortly (I’m deferring to the wonderful Rachelle for that one) so in the meantime here’s some blushes and a Pout Polish.
L-R: Life's a Peach, Rose Gold, Pixie Pink. Clicky for embiggenment.
I don’t own much from E.L.F Cosmetics. Their products seem to be hit and miss and reviews are mixed for all but their Studio Line brushes. My resolve broke recently though when they offered a 50% off promocode, sure I wouldn’t be too out of pocket if they didn’t work. So I added a few bits to the basket. Then some more. Then some more. Sure it was all so cheap! But pennies make pounds and of course the result was a massive haul, equivalent price wise to a few high end products! Yeah my finger hit the pay now button before my brain did the math. I could have been majorly kicking myself had I just wasted a hunk of cash on a lot of junk. So let’s see how I fared, starting with the best of the bunch, the mineral blushes.