A quick post to announce the winner of my giveaway....
The winner is....
I have sent you an email.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and hopefully I will be holding another one soon :)
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Escentual are looking to create the ultimate micellar water edit. They have given myself and 99 other bloggers 7 anonymous samples of micellar water from some of the biggest French brands. Over the course of 14 days we will be testing them out, and then will be giving our thoughts on each sample via an online survey.
I am really excited to be taking part in this, I think its an excellent idea and will be very interesting to see which micellar water comes out on top, over all and my personal preference.
I am about 3 days into the trial now and I have tested 4 of them. I am noting down my thoughts on a notepad as I go along, and I already have a firm favourite out of the 4 I have used so far.
What do you think about the trial? Are you taking part?
Friday, 10 May 2013
I have always liked the idea of brow kits. I tried the MUA one and it was OK but it smashed and I never bothered to repurchase one.
I was happy getting by using a matte eyeshadow to fill in my brows until I was lucky enough to receive Benefit Browzings, and now in the short amount of time I have had it it has become a staple in my makeup bag.
The kit is so handy and it fits perfectly in my makeup bag. The tools it comes with are good quality and so very useful; The tweezers actually work (I'm looking at you MUA) and the brushes are thin and stiff enough to pick up the product.
I have the kit in light and it comes with a pigmented wax and a matte powder. I use the wax first and then lightly apply the powder on top and this lasts all day. I have sparse brows and I don't have a problem with them being unruly but I would imagine that this kit is good for taming unruly brows too. For me I think it makes my eyebrows look thicker, and now I don't feel as though my makeup is complete without filling in my brows.
If you are looking for a brow product, I would highly recommend Benefit Browzings. It is a little on the pricer side of things at £23.50, but for that price you get an amazing quality product that is going to last you a long time.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
A fun fact for you all: The Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush was my first ever blush purchase, at the age of 14. I had it in the colour Rose D'Or and was loyal to that blush until I really got into beauty and I now have about 20 different blushers in my collection.
The Little Round Blush is nearly 150 years old, and you can learn more about the history of Bourjois here. Nearly 150 years later Bourjois have now released a cream version of their iconic blush and have still kept the unique packaging which I love. It is a cream which on contact with the skin transforms into an incredibly fine and silky powder.
The cream blush is also enriched with a number of skin loving ingredients such as apricot and mango extracts which provide a healthy glow to the cheeks.
The blush comes in four shades;
- Nude Velvet - a delicate peach with a matte effect
- Healthy Glow - a vibrant and slightly pearly apricot pink
- Rose Tender - a soft pink with a pearly finish
- Sweet Cherry - a deep brown pink which is matte.
The cream blush was launched in Selfridges and online on the 3rd of May, and will be available naition wide in Boots from thte 15th of May and is priced at £7.99 each.
I for one cant wait to try these out, they sound perfect for spring summer, what do you think?