Face of The Day #3

Lola Equilibrante Maquillaje Liquido RO36
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 04 Amber Bronze Rich
MAC Paintpot Bare Study

MAC e/s Mineral (eyebrows)
MAC Paintpot Indianwood
Urban Decay Smog, Naked, Buck, Virgin and Sin
Mac Pearlglide Eyeliner Molasses
Maybelline Define-a-Lash Mascara

Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lipgloss Flair


Face of The Day #2

Foundation: Lola Equilibrante Maquillaje Liquido RO36
Blush: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral
Contour: Rimmel Sunbronze 022

Eyebrows: MAC Mineral e/s
Eyeshadows: MAC Paintpot Indianwood, MAC Woodwinked, MAC Wedge, Mac Embark
Eyelashes: Maybelline Define-a-lash Mascara

Lime Crime Velvetines Suedeberry


Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake

I have had this for a while now, but rarely go anywhere where I feel I need a bit of colour on my skin!
I went out Saturday night into Bournemouth so wanted a bit of a tan to warm up my pale cold skin. 
This product is so easy to use. The tan comes out of the tube very dark looking, but I just put a 20p size squidge on my tanning mitt, rub it in, and it comes out a lovely natural olive looking tan.
If you want to be still a bit lighter and less 'fake tan' then you only use one layer, if you want to be more tan and darker, I would say you could go for two or three.
I can't really say the smell of it is bad. Upon application it smells quite like a generic shower gel scent, but that fades to nothing. I didn't get any 'biscuity' smell, which is common in fake tanners.
It gave me a natural looking glow; I didn't want to over do it seeing as it is the dead of winter!
It lasted all night, and there was actually a tiny hint of colour after I showered the next morning.
I would recommend this product to friends. I don't find it too expensive for what it is, and the amount I used, I feel this will see me through to at least the summer! It seems to have a bit more of a luxurious quality to it, compared to the Rimmel instant tan I have used in the past.

That was one layer of tan in artificial light and no flash.


Lime Crime Velvetine

Lime Crime Velvetine 'Suedeberry'

I first saw this on a friends instagram and fell instantly in love. The colours looked so intense and beautiful and matte. I love a matte red, but never seem to get on with them.
I then had another friend order this colour, so I thought right, lets see what this is all about.

Oh. My. Word.
I don't think I could express my absolute love for this product enough!
This is the first Lime Crime product I've used. Probably because I thought it was just available in America. So my friend told me the link of where she got it and I naughtily ordered it!
I placed the order on Saturday, and received it first thing this morning, not bad for £2.99 p&p.

As soon as I was dressed and ready, I applied this beauty!
There are many plus sides to this gorgeous lipgloss.
The texture when you apply it is so smooth and silky, it just glides on, instead of other sticky glosses. It feels like it could be quite watery, and move about on the lip, but as soon as it's where you placed it, it does not budge!
It dries very quickly to the matte finish, and that's the colour you'll have on until you take it off. I think it has a very sweet smell, like toffee popcorn, as soon as you apply it, but that almost instantly wears off. Once it has dried, it has a bit of a sticky strange texture to it, but then it soon dries to an almost powdery feel on the lips, which is quite nice instead of, again, sticky lipglosses.

I had this on for a 45 minute car journey, talking a lot of the way, and then stopped for a quick coffee when we reached our destination. It stayed absolutely pristine. I think I could have left it, but after the coffee I did reapply again. Then my mother and I spent around 4 hours clothes shopping and then food shopping. After all that talking (and rain!) it was still as if I had just applied it a minute ago!

I reapplied when we got back in the car, and had about an hour round journey picking up my brother from uni, and then back home. I wish I hadn't really done that, as I went to the gym tonight, and didn't really want to test how it held up in a 45 minute spinning class!
It actually came off easy(ish). I had to use my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, then gently wiped away with a cotton wool pad, which also exfoliated my lips!

No flash. Artificial light.

No flash. Artificial light.

With flash. Artificial light.

I don't think I can sing this products praises any more. I was happy wearing this in public for so long, as normally with reds I get scared and take it off before I leave the house, as I worry about feathering, and it wearing off into the unsightly 'lipliner'.
Its a beautiful colour for day, but I would love to wear it on a night out as well.
The packaging is of the box and the tube itself are beautiful, and the sponge applicator makes it so easy to use, no faffing about with a lip brush or anything like that!

All in all, a tremendous 5 stars, 10 out of 10, massive thumbs up for this product. If anyone knows where I can get the Red Velvet colour in the UK, please let me know!! I would absolutely love to own both colours from this collection. I would recommend it for anyone who loves reds, loves mattes, or would like to branch out into reds or mattes. It's like nothing I've ever used, or heard about before. 
Yeah, this is a good one!



Sunday Wishlist #4

The reviews I've read about this product! It makes me excited to save up and buy it! I was a big fan of Bad Gal Lash Mascara when I was a bit younger, but last time I bought it, I realised I didn't like big brushes. I find it so hard to find a good mascara, and normally I would be skeptical about paying so much for a mascara, and it doesn't deliver. I've seen the proof in every review and photo I've seen of this, so I can't wait to be able to afford it!

I got a Pot Rouge for Christmas from my sister, in Calypso Coral, and I love this product! I've never been a 'face' person, but since I've had this cream blush I've been spending more time on my face. I think I'd like to try a brighter colour as well, to get me through these horrible dull months! I've still not figured out the best way to apply this, I've just been using my fingers, but would like to invest in a brush. Can anyone recommend a brush to apply cream blush?

Again, I've read many reviews about this self-tanner, and none of them have been negative! We all want a bit of colour during this cold season, and self-tanning is the safest and easiest way of going about it. I think yes, it is pricey, but from what I've read, the price definitely reflects the quality of this product. Xen-Tan is a brand you can trust as well, so I am excited to try this out, hopefully soon! I hate being pale, and after living in a hot country for a year, where being tanned is necessary, I do miss having a nice deep colour!

I don't actually own any Nars products, but again I've always read and heard great things about this product. I think this is a Holy Grail for lots of people. Like I said earlier, I'm focusing more on my face at the moment, trying to get a flawless, contoured, highlighted complexion, and I think this would be the best place to start for the contouring! I will always use my MAC 168 to apply contour, as it fits in the hollows of the cheekbones so nicely. 

That rounds up my 'wants' for this week! I'm finding it so hard at the moment not being able to just pop into Southampton and have a little spending spree, sometimes spending a day on your own shopping is such lovely therapy! But hopefully there are things in the pipeline, so fingers crossed I will be having an income again, soon, and I can treat myself to a bit of luxury once a month!
What are you all desiring at the moment?

Perfume Presents

This Christmas I got bought two beautiful perfumes. 
I got Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One from my boyfriend, and Dior Miss Dior from my parents.

I've had the Dior perfume before, and absolutely love it. Such a classic smell for me. I always thought it smelt of the Soap and Glory original scent, but having the perfume back in my collection, I now know they smell nothing like each other! I have had the D&G perfume before, but just the original one. I don't think I would have chosen the rose fragrance if I was buying it myself, as the Rose would have put me off, but I am so glad I have it! They are both 30ml bottles.

I am awful at describing scents, so I am just going to say that I love both fragrances. 
Miss Dior is a classic fragrance for me, and I would like to think it will always be in and out of my collection. The bottle as well is beautiful, with the little bow on the lid.
Rose The One is a stunning scent, it's got the same tone as the original The One, but the freshness of the rose lifts the perfume.
Both gorgeous scents, and these will last until next Christmas now, where I hope I get new ones! I will always be happy to receive perfume as presents, as I don't think it's something you really buy yourself!

Miss Dior is a chypre that develops step by step. It glides from the sharp charm of a fresh, fruity, citrus prelude into blossoming floral nothes, the on to the noble elegance of patchouli, before finally concluding with musk, the last trace of memory.

Dolce & Gabbana gives it's smoudleringly sensual The One scent a rose twist. Destined to become a floral classic, the completely feminine yet effortlessly sexy signature is perfectly captures in Scarlett Johansson, the face of the fragrance. Top notes: pink grapefruit, mandarin and cassis. Middle notes: Bulgarian rose, peony, lily and lychee. Base note: vanilla, musk and amber.

What perfumes are you all using at the moment?


Gosh Holo

549 Holographic Hero - GOSH

It is my first holo so I can't have too much to compare it to. I will say the downfall of it is the wetness of application, if that makes sense! It just seemed to move all over the nail unless a tiny bit was used. Another bad side is that you really need to take care covering the whole nail, I've just seen on my right thumb nail that on the side it looks like only one coat, and although the polish is covering it, you can still see a bit of the nail.
The plus side is the colour! I've always wanted to own a holo, and when I was looking into it, I saw there were so many variations! I think this is a standard silver one, with the rainbow in it! Its such a gorgeous holo and everything I expected. I'm pleased with the colour, and I'm not expecting a long wearing polish. Even on the lid it says 'One Night Wear for Holographic Lovers'.
I would give this a thumbs up if you're looking for a standard holo!
I can't find it on the Superdrug website, where I bought it from, but I know I got the last one in my local one, so maybe it was LE? And I can't for the life of me remember how much it was!


Small Update!

Hello Readers!
I know it's been a while since I've posted, but it's hard to think about what to write when I'm not purchasing any new things, so can't do reviews and such! 
And I don't feel I can clog my blog with stock pictures of wishlists and outfit ideas, as I don't think that's too interesting to read!
So bear with me everyone, and blogging shall resume soon!
Take care!