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Friday, 13 April 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches

I've already reviewed the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters so I'm not going to repeat myself and tell you how much I love them but they finally reached the UK so I've had a chance to pick up a few more shades.
What I will say is that a few of the colour don't seem to be available outside of the US (Red Velvet, Gumdrop, Sugarplum, Creamsicle, Cherry Tart) so if you want to get your hand on them you might still have to use the ebay seller I talked about in my original post

These are the shades I have currently:

015 Tutti Frutti - a bright tangerine tint that will look great on people with a tan
025 Peach Parfait - a sheer peachy shade with golden shimmer
040 Red Velvet - a dark, deep morello cherry red
055 Cupcake - a pale, blue based sugary pink
080 Strawberry Shortcake - a medium neutral pink that very wearable
090 Sweet Tart - a bright coral pink and my favourite of the bunch

These retail at £7.99 but at the moment they are on 3 for 2 in Boots so there's no better time to pick a few up!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Nail Of The Day: Chanel Le Jeans Manicure

Chanel recently released a small collection of blue nail polishes to coincide with the release of the new Rouge Coco Lipsticks.

The collection is called "Le Jeans De Chanel" and was released in London last year and sold out on the first day, they have bought the collection back and this time it's available at every counter in the UK.
The best part is that two of the shades are going to be part of the permanent collection, Coco Blue is the only LE one so get it quickly if you want it.

Because I love all of the shades and couldn't decide which one to use first I decided to use all 3, I'm going to call this the: Le Jeans Manicure

The shades are:

Blue Rebel, a dark inky blue shade
Blue Boy, a medium, slightly faded out blue
Coco Blue, a pale clean pastel blue with a subtle white pearl

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Chanel Blush Horizon De Chanel

This gorgeous blusher was released as part of the Chanel Spring 2012 Collection: Harmonie De Printemps and is sadly limited edition (so I suggest you pick one up as quickly as possible if you want one as some counters still have stock).

To look at the product is beautiful and it's almost a shame to use it as it looks so pretty in the pan however when blended on the skin it's the most perfect peachy pink shade I've ver used and makes my skin look glowy and fresh.

This blusher is essentially a 3 in 1 product as the top section can be used alone for a pink look, the bottom section for a peachier look of blended together for a healthy flush, it might initially sound expensive (it's £46) but really you're getting a bargain for such a versatile product, lol

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Topshop Lash Catcher Mascara Review

My mascara of choice for a long time as been L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black as it gives intense volume and pigment in one quick coat, I've tried many mascaras but alway go back to that one.
I had read a few good reviews on the new Topshop Lash Catcher Mascara which is part of their Sisters Of The Moon collection so I picked one up but wasn't expecting much of it.

This may possibly be the best mascara ever created! The effect it give to the lashes is amazing,  it lengthens and defines, gives mega volume and intense pigment with one coat, doesn't smudge or run and it leaves the lashes looking soft and conditioned, it's pretty much perfect!

The packaging is also very cute and a definite step up from the L'Oreal one.

Lash Catcher Mascara retail for £10

Monday, 9 April 2012

GlossyBox March 2012 - Harrods Edition

As soon as GlossyBox announced that they would be doing a collaboration with Harrods for their March box the beauty community went crazy and eagerly awaited the day that the postman delivered theirs to their door.
I was one of those people but the reality of it is that when it actually arrived I wasn't that impressed! Don't get me wrong, I think the selection of product that they included are great quality and I will use all of them however I have already tried 3 of the 5 product included in the box (I know they were not to know that but Harrods sells a huge variety of cosmetics so it sucks to get ones I've already used) and they included a perfume sample as one of the items! 
Now I'm all for perfume samples if they are provided as an extra but not when they are one of the actual items, I can go to any department store and get them for free, also I noticed that a few of the other boxes had mini bottles of fragrance which to me is a bit unfair.
I guess all in all I was expecting more from this months box and was a little disappointed.

Anyways this is what I got:

Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath & Shower
I've used this in the past and while it is a lovely shower gel it's not worth the price, there are better products out there for less.

Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum
I love this serum and I'm considering purchasing the full size! It absorbs super quickly and it leaves my skin looking glowy and radiant.

Burberry Lip Cover in Rosewood
This is the item I was most looking forward to, I love the formula of this lipstick but it's not my kind of colour.
I'd be intrested in looking at the other shades on offer though.

Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream
I've not tried this yet and probably won't either as I'm not keen on Clarins Body products as I find them to greasy.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum
This scent is okay, what's not okay is that I can get these free at any department store.
This is not a deluxe sample, GlossyBox please sort it out!

Chanel Rouge Coco Haul

This past Friday Chanel released a small lip collection consisting of 6 Rouge Coco shades and 6 Rouge Coco Shine shades, while 6 of the shade are re-promotes the 6 new shades are gorgeous and will become part of the permanent range.

I picked up the two "pinkier" offering and can see myself getting lots of wear out of them.

70 Soirire - sheer yellow pink with golden sparkle
117 Magnolia - a cool toned medium, milky pink

I love them both equally and Soirire actually looks great over magnolia instead of a gloss.

I also picked up the Rouge Coco in shade 40 Charme (a blue based pink) which was part of the Spring 2012 collection and Rouge Coco Shine in shade 56 Chance (a bright, sheer candy pink).

And because I'm almost out of cleanser and toner I picked up the Mousse Exfoliante Purete & Lotion Purete which I have used in the past and are amazing.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse - Review & Swatches

One day while walking trough Boots on my lunch break I spotted a stand for these new Rouge Caresse lipstick and was intrigued as I actually hadn't seen or read anything about them online.
They were on 3 for 2 so I quickly picked the 3 shades that appealed to me the most.

These are basically L'Oreal's answer to the Revlon Lip Butters: sheer, shiny lip colour that feels light on the lips while still being moisturising, the texture is actually very similar to the Chanel Rouge Coco shine but with less pigment.
They have that typical raspberry scent that L'Oreal like to infuse all their lip products with, that I can't stand but luckily I only smell it in the tube and on the lips it's practically non existent.
I really like these and the only negative point is that they don't last very long on the lips so I constantly feel like I'm reapplying.

left to right: Aphrodite Scarlet, Cheeky Magenta, Nude Ingenue

06 Aphrodite Scarlet - a gorgeous coral/red shade that looks borderline neon in the tube but applies really sheer
07 Cheeky Magenta - a bright, blue based magenta pink that as decent pigmentation and leaves the lips with a nice stain
501 Nude Ingenue - a creamy nude beige shade with a little bit of shimmer

Did you pick up any of the new L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks? What do you think of them?

Friday, 6 April 2012

Nail Of The Day: OPI Nicki Minaj Pink Friday

I know you probably seen this colour a million and one times by now but I love this shade so much that I had to feature it in todays post.
It's the perfect shade of bubblegum pink and perfect for spring and summer, if you like OPI's Mod About You and Essie Fiji your going to love this one too.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Nail Of The Day: Butter London, Blowing Raspberries

Butter London is one of those brands that I've heard loads about but never actually got round to trying mainly because they are quite hard to get hold of in the UK and I hadn't found a place that sold them.
On a trip to Harvey Nichols last week (I was looking for a replacement brush head for my Clarisonic and some Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser) I spotted a small stand of Butter London and ended up buying a few products.

One of the shades I picked up was Blowing Rasberries and I absolutely love it! It's the most gorgeous raspberry red and the formula is amazing, the texture is thick but not gloopy, it covers amazingly well even with one coat, it dries fast and gives the effect of having a gel polish coating on the nails.
I would actually say that the quality is better than the likes of OPI and Essie and on par with the quality of Chanel, I can definitely see myself buying more.

Butter London nail polish retails at £12