Showing posts with label Lips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lips. Show all posts

Thursday, 27 February 2014

February Favourites

In the blink of an eye another month has flown by and once again we all say the cliché "I can't believe how fast this month has gone by". Cliché or not, its a saying that oozes with truth. Tomorrow is March and I still relive New Years 2014 like it was yesterday, yet its the third month of the year already and technically the beginning of Autumn in the South (even though the heat says something different). So while I reminisce, here are my favourites from February to keep you occupied in the "here and now"...

Friday, 15 November 2013

Face Of The Day #2

Second FOTD featuring my much raved about Avon Glow Blush and Bronze Duo. Also a new BB cream and concealer thrown in the mix.

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Summer Series: Makeup

Since its soon to be summer in my hemisphere; I thought I should put together a series of blog posts dedicated to what to wear and use during the hot summer weather. I've seperated it all into makeup, skincare, body and hair. This post is the makeup post.

Monday, 10 June 2013

May Favourites

So today I'm doing my May favourites, there's not too many products that really stood out to me last month but these are definitely the winners for May and every other month. It's a real mix of all products ranging from hair to skin to nails, I love it when that happens!

Anyways my favourites for May are:

Clarins Cleansing Milk
Catrice Cosmetics Infinite Matt Makeup in 010 Light Beige
A Beauty Blender dupe (see full review here)
Avon Speed Dry+ in Vamp It Up (see full review here)
Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick
Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula (mini size)
Tip Top Protein Base Coat

I've been using the Clarins Cleansing Milk for about two months now and I can really feel a difference in my skin. It hydrates my skin but not too much that it makes it oily and it removes excess makeup and cleans your skin. My skin hasn't felt so soft and hydrated in a long time and I'll be doing a full review once I'm completed satisfied.
The Catrice Infinite Matt Makeup is the perfect shade for me. I've also been using this for about two months and I'm completely sold. It's so easy to apply and its matte so it doesn't make my t-zone shiny but its also not that matte where you skin is flaky and visibly dry, it still provides hydration. I would say this is medium coverage and is definitely buildable and I find that it covers dark circles like never before while also brightening the eye area. It covers redness and blemishes (with a little help from concealer) but it still looks natural because it allows your freckles to show through it. I find I get the best look out of it when I use my Beauty Blender dupe which has also made it to my May Favourites without hesitation. It blends foundation out so well and almost gives it a sheer, dewy effect when the sponge is damp.
The Avon Speed Dry nail polish is my favourite colour and I love that it really does dry in 30 seconds, I just wish it would last longer.
The Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick is a no brainer. These lipsticks are so soft and hydrating to your lips and provide such a nice colour on your lips.
Advance Techniques conditioner is a conditioner that I don't think I'd be able to live without anytime soon. This make the ends of my hair so soft and shiny and manageable that I can't stop playing with my hair after I wash it. And paired with the shampoo these two are a killer team.
The Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula is one that surprised me. I really don't like the smell of a chocolate cream, nor do I like smelling like chocolate, for some reason I find the smell quite nauseating. Anyways like I said this surprised me. I thought I wouldn't like it just based on the smell but I reach for it all the time because of how soft it makes my skin during these cold days and I've gotten used to the smell now. My skin is visibly smoother and I'm definitely getting a bigger sized bottle though.
The Tip Top protein base coat is my favourite. It doesn't allow coloured nail polish to stain my nails and it makes nail polish last for longer. I've worn this on its own too and it has an incredible shine too while making your nails feel stronger. Repurchase again and again.

So those are my favourites for last month and I can't wait to see what this month brings for me!


Friday, 10 May 2013

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant - R165 from Edgars
The Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is a miracle worker. It's am intense cream that helps with dry skin or minor burns and chapped lips, think of vaseline or that baby petroleum jelly and that's what the texture is like. I mainly use mine for my lips especially in winter. I put it on at night and the next morning my lips are so soft and almost plump looking. You can also put a little bit on before you put on lipstick and I swear your lipstick goes on so smoothly and it makes your lips look lucious! I have to admit the smell is quite potent, it's like a medicine smell but luckily you do get a frangranced one now and the cream is very hard to get out of the tube because of the stiffness. This one is the skin protectant and it also comes in a jar but you do get one that is specifically a lip balm and you get it in a tube and a jar. I chose the original because I've tried and tested it before and I'll never look back. Also another good thing about this is because I only use it for my lips you literally need the tiniest amount to put on. My sister got this about two years ago and hers is still going strong. Really theres not one bad thing to say about this product except the smell but theres a fragranced one out so no complaining and I heard the fragranced one smells great!

This is definitely worth the buy if you suffer from dry skin and lips and I'm adding this to my winter routine!

Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a fab weekend!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Budget Beauty: Make Me Blush

Woolworths Make Me Blush Lip and Cheek Tint - Cherry Cherry R49.95
I was watching TV and I saw that Woolworths was advertising a new make up range. I didn't think much of it until I saw this baby in Woolworths when I went winter clothes shopping. For a cream blush it is quite cheap as some cream blushes range from R100 and over. rsonally I don't like the little container it comes in. I think they should have made it black instead of white but thats just me being fussy. I think the white makes it look cheap - I like cheap products that look expensive ;) It was R49.95 so I can't really ask for much I guess. It doesn't look like theres much cream blush in here anyways which is disappointing because the colour is amazing but I will say that it will last a long time as you don't need to use a lot.

What I do is rub a bit on my finger - its a wonderful creamy, soft texture - and then dab it onto my cheeks - I don't put it on my apples of my cheeks as I find the colour is too bright and harsh for my apples. I then use my kabuki brush to blend it in little circular motions. The colour doesn't come out as red as what the product looks like, it blends in to a lovely rosey, flush of colour that looks completely natural. I find myself reaching for this nearly every morning as I like the way it looks dewy on my cheeks and not powdery like powder blushes can do.

As a lip tint it does work well but you have to add a lip balm before you use this as it doesn't blend very well on your lips on its own. It gives your lips a stained cherry colour thats not too bright or light. When I bought this I only saw two colours available and that was like a coral colour and this one that I have which is Cherry Cherry. I chose my Cherry Cherry one because I knew I wouldn't use the coral colour on my lips. I'm not too sure if there are more colours available and hopefully there are because I wouldn't mind laying my hands on a pinky coloured one!

With that being said I think this product is definitely worth it and a good make from Woolworths. As always Woolworths has impressed me again!


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate

Oh. My. Goodness. This lipstick! It astounds me, really, it's so amazing. It's soft and lasts for a long time. I got the shade 05 and it's like lip colour except better. I always go for colours that are my lip colour because most lipsticks just don't suit me. Which is why I bought this colour. find when I apply this it almost goes on like a matte lipstick but smoother which is why I put lip balm on before because I like that glossy look - not over glossy look, just moisturised look. I have to reapply this about 3 times during the day which is a lot better than most lipsticks. It survived the "tea test" too - that's when you have a cup of tea and your lipstick is still on by the time you've finished your cuppa tea - and that is the ultimate challenge for lipsticks.

I find myself reaching for this lipstick a lot over my other lipsticks. The packaging of a lipstick is also important and there was something that just drew me in with this little tube. Maybe the matte black with the red "Kate" on it? Or the sturdy look of it - where you can through it in your handbag and it won't break or the lid won't pop off.

I would recommend this lipstick for all girls that love a good great lipstick. Especially this colour if you're into subtle colours like me :)


*Sorry for these horribly blurry images - me and the camera were cleary not working well together!

Link: Rimmel

Thursday, 28 March 2013

In Love With Lancome Rouge 322M

I was going to do a post on the Catrice Ultimate Moisture tinted moisturiser but I'm still trying to figure out what exactly to say about it. It's a bit of a tough one but I'm wearing it today again and will make up my mind about it soon. Anyway's I was rummaging through a handbag of mine that I completely forgot about and in one of the little pockets inside I found my Lancome Rouge In Love 322M lipstick hidden there.

This is a sample from when the GlossyBox was in still in South Africa. This was paid for, not given to me.
I got this in The GlossyBox a year or two ago, time has gone so quickly I really don't even remember. I remember I did like the lipstick but I also remember there was something that I didn't like too much about it. I put it on yesterday to go to work and then I remembered what it was that made me stop wearing it. It doesn't last very long on your lips. It rubs off even after an hour of wearing it. I like a lipstick to stay put for quite a while. I also find that if you don't put a lip balm on first before the lipstick, it doesn't go on very smoothly ad it's not very hydrating. It's almost like a matte lipstick but not...if that makes any sense at all.

I will say this though, the colour that I got was so amazing for me. It suits my skin tone and it's like my actual lip colour except more intense. It's like a pinky, orangey, perfect colour that when it goes on my lips it just gels with my lip colour. It's name "Rouge In Love" really is love! Well with it's colour at least.

Now you know how I complained about how it goes on and how long it stays on for? I can work around all of that just because of the colour! I put on some very hydrating lip balm so that the lipstick just glides on and then this gorgeous colour and I'm all set. The colour is also great because I don't have to use a mirror to put it on, which I love because I hate constantly looking in a mirror... I always feel vain when I do it. But that's just me. I am in love with Lancome Rouge In Love, negative bits and all!

This is the gorgeous colour on my lips. My lips but more enhanced :)

Have you tried Lancome Rouge In Love lipsticks?