Thursday, 23 October 2014

British Beauty Blogger Eye & Blush Palette & Eye Pencil Kit


British Beauty Blogger AKA Jane Cunningham was one of the very first bloggers that I followed and I still read her site today and so I was delighted to find out that she had created a small range of makeup products with high street giant Marks and Spencer. In their own right they have really upped the ante with their beauty department - bringing in quality niche brands and revamping their own ranges.. I guess it was only natural for them to look at what was going to be the next big thing. In my mind it is bloggers collaborating with brands and they couldn't have had a better fit with Jane and her delightful little collection. Featuring eyeshadows, eye liners, nail polish, bronzer and lip products.

The packaging for the limited edition capsule collection features illustrated designs from fashion and beauty illustrator Nuno Da Costa. Clean white packaging with striking black and white drawings that have a flash of colour, this is so Jane and the price point incredibly affordable.

I was sent the eye products to review and I just couldn't wait to have a little play!

Eye & Blush Palette £14



There is a lovely mix of shades in this palette, all you need from neutrals for day and smokey shades for night, the pigment is excellent, the quality brilliant and the shadow has good staying power. The inclusion of the blush is a fab idea as then you can leave out taking a separate blusher if you are away for the weekend/holidays.

Eye Pencil Kit £15





Jane has chosen the pencil shades well, I would wear and use every single one of these colours. There is a brown, grey, black and glittery black (ideal for party season), navy and wonderful pops of colour in the green, turquoise and purple. Whilst I wouldn't wear the lighter colours as I would the darks I would (and already have) used them to line and brighten the eye area. Texture wise they are soft to apply with no drag but hard enough for precision...

With eight pencils in this kit makes it outstanding value.

With this little collection.. the eyes have it!

British Beauty Blogger MakeUp Collection is available from Marks & Spencer now

*PR Samples

Party Outfit - An Alternative To The Little Black Dress - Outfit Of The Day.


I was going to a Surprise Birthday Party and my first thoughts were to wear the usual LBD which I adore and feel comfortable in ..however I soon changed my mind having tried five of them and just not feeling it!

I had recently purchased a black blazer and thought it an ideal time to wear it, pulled out a statement t-shirt, popped on my skinny jeans and added some nude heels for some height, well being only teeny tiny I need all the help I can get and these have the added bonus of elongating my legs.

The look was completed with red lipstick and lashings of mascara.

Voila! I was party ready!

Rimmel London BB Cream Matte Light Review


Rimmel London say 

A fresh take on the 9-in-1 skin perfecting super makeup, in a matte formula.

Minimises the appearance of pores, mattifies and controls shine all day.
Smoothes and soothes skin.
Conceals dark circles and helps prevent blemishes.
Dermatologist Tested. Clinically Tested. Non Comedogenic.
SPF15

Available in shades Light & Medium 



My thoughts 

I was sent this small sample in October's GlossyBox and the shade given was light.

Honestly I wasn't holding out much hope for this bb cream, I seem to (well my skin does) prefer the higher end bases but I was really quite pleasantly surprised.

I am still trying to work out the 9 things that it does but all I can say is that the shade is perfect, the texture and consistency is ideal for blending into the skin and the coverage is simply magnificent.

Pores are covered, skin looks bright and even and redness concealed. It lasts the whole day and true to its word there is no t zone shine. The only little thing that I would say is that I didn't really notice that it was matte, you can achieve a more matte appearance by setting with powder but I am happy with the finish without powder.

For just £6.99 I am incredibly impressed by this BB Cream.

Rimmel London BB Cream Matte £6.99


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

L'Oreal Infallible Nail 001 Stay Nue - Nails Of The Day



Today's Nails Of The Day are from the L'Oreal Infallible Nails Collection - The shade (Stay Nue) is such a pretty shade of fleshy/peachy nude.. I love it!

L'Oreal Infallible Nails are inspired by a salon gel manicure, with glorious shine and up to 12 days wear. I am wearing 3 coats and managed 3 days before wear and tear started to show on one nail...

Friday, 17 October 2014

Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil



Eye of Horus is a new brand for me and my first introduction to it is pretty impressive.

I was sent the new Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil to try.

Eye of Horus say 

Eye of Horus’ Goddess Eye Pencils are exceptionally highly pigmented and easy to apply with a smudging applicator on the reverse end. The formulas are waterproof, smudge-proof and long lasting.

My thoughts

The Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil is a wonderfully rich and intensively pigmented deep indigo blue shade with a metallic touch to it that leaves a lovely multifacted sheen.


It applies softly applying colour and coverage with no drag and once it dries it does not budge.

This is a fabulous alternative shade to black as it picks up the colour in my green eyes and brings them alive. I can see myself using this a lot.

Here I am wearing it


Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Goddess Eye Pencil costs £17.50 and is available from their website and Cocktail Cosmetics. 

*PR Sample

Thursday, 16 October 2014

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Hand Cream


No7 say 

Visibly younger. This super hydrating, easily absorbed, protecting and renewing formula has been created to target the signs of ageing and help your hands have a more youthful future. It intensively conditions with day long moisturisation for softer and smoother skin and works to reveal younger looking hands in 4 weeks. Fine lines are visibly reduced, skin feels more supple with improved elasticity and looks more even.

My thoughts 

This is a lovely cream, it has a scent that is one that I would call a real cream fragrance. Texture wise it is a curious mix of feeling light on the skin, instantly absorbing with a non greasy finish and yet also feeling rich and comforting at the same time. Hands are left feeling comfortable and moisturised, super soft and appearing smoother for hours. It also has added protection of SPF15 which is fabulous.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Hand Cream 75ml £10.50

*mini sample 

October 2014 Glossybox - Andy Warhol Inspired Pop Art Collector's Edition Box



Ooh I absolutely love the print on this month's GlossyBox! The Andy Warhol Pop Art design is so apt for a beauty blogger and is bright and cheery for this dreary October ... I will have no problems recycling this after I have used the contents.

As ever though, the outer is very nice but do the contents live up to expectation...

What's inside the October Glossybox


Inside my box features no less than 4  full size products, a fairly generous perfume sample and a bonus sample product.

From Left to Right -

Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel € 12.95 (Full Size)

They say - Get replenished and defined lips in an instant with this moisturising lip exfoliator. The gentle formula removes dead cells, refining the skin's surface for perfectly soft lips.

Out of all the products this is probably the one I am least enthused about getting use from as my lips are in pretty good condition, but you never know with the changing weather this could come in useful.

Yves Rocher France Quelques Notes D'Amour 5ml sample (Full Size £33 for 30ml)

They say - This scent encapsulates the feeling of falling in love through fusing notes of Damascus Rose , Guaiac Wood and Patchouli.

I like perfume samples and this is handy to pop into my weekend bag. This scent is lovely too, a bit like a delicious Turkish Delight.

So Susan Cosmetics Flutter Mascara £14.95 (Full Size)

They say - An intense carbon-black mascara formulated with hyaluronic spheres to help you achieve the darkest, curviest lashes possible.

I am always up for trying new mascaras and this sounds good, watch this space for my review!

Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute Mask £19.50 (Full Size)

They say - A 24hr moisturising mask which hydrates and soothes the skin, instantly reducing discomfort or redness. Skin is left looking radiant and relaxed.

I am a big fan of Nuxe products so I am looking forward to trying out this mask which sounds ideal for the Winter months.

Ciate London Paint Pot £9 (Full Size)

I received Talent Scout a purple creme shade that be dressed up or down.

Bonus product - Rimmel London BB Cream Matte (sample size)

They say - This mulitasking 9 in 1 skin perfecting makeup cream with a natural formula contains kaolin, witch hazel and salicyclic acid for a flawless matte look.

I haven't tried this BB Cream so I will be interested to see how I get on with it, watch this space for the review..fingers crossed it is shade perfect!!

Final thoughts

This month's box represents outstanding value and with a great mix of products enclosed.

Thumbs up.

*PR Sample

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