Sunday, 30 October 2011

A couple of things from ELF :)

Hi ladies,

I ordered a few bits from ELF a couple of week ago which I thought I would share with you. I already have a few ELF brushes (I use the blending eye brush on an almost daily basis and it is fab value at £1.50!) so I picked a couple more and decided to give their eye primer a try too.

I adore the blush brush. It is from the studio range which is still really great value at £3.50. Its super soft and cleans really well with my MAC brush cleanser. This brush is quite flat for a blush brush and has a pointed edge which I find really useful for contouring, I tend to use the flat side to apply product to the apples of my cheeks.

The eyeliner brush was £1.50. It is quite a bit thicker than my other eyeliner brushes and I find it quite difficult to use for pricision work. However it is great if you are wanting a smokey eyeliner effect (I definitely think I will be using this brush for my bride of dracula halloween makeup!).

I wasn't particularly impressed by the eyelid primer, and this is probably because I usually use urbay decay's primer which I think is fantastic! This left my eyelids feeling quite dry and I don't think it helped the staying power of my eyeshadow which creased quite quickly.

I normally get some stocking fillers from ELF for my sister and mum for Chirstmas so let me know which products you like best :)

Have a super sunday!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Friends....Reunited! :)

Hi Ladies,

If you have been followng my blog for a while (can you believe I've been blogging for over 2 years now - my goodness!) then there is no doubt you will of heard me rave on about Stila's illuminating skin foundation before. Ever since I first purchased it in my 2nd year of uni (some 4 years ago now!) It has been my holy grail foundation. Sadly a few years ago stila became no longer available in the UK, and we had to part ways only to be reunited when family members went on trips across the pond. On my summer holiday this year, my lovely boyfriend suprised me with a bottle of the illuminating skin foundation - the right shade and everying (10 watts if you're interested). Even he comments on how much nicer my makeup looks when I'm wearing this foundation - and thats saying something! I was super chuffed and have been using it daily since.

This foundation isn't for everyone, It does have shimmer in it (similar to revlon's photoready) and although the shimmer isn't visable when you apply it - it does give a very dewy finish. It is also a light-medium coverage and isn't particularly buildable, and it a little pricey at around £26. However for my skin this is the perfect foundation. It gives me just the right amount of coverage I need,  not too much and not too little. It leave's my skin feeling light and fresh I absolutely love it!

I've also heard on the grapevine that stila is back in the UK! has anyone seen their products anywhere?

Have a lovely weekend,

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Hollister Body Mists :)

Hi Ladies,
I picked up two of the hollister body mists a few weeks ago (I think they were around £7 each). I love the scent in hollister stores, and my boyfriend has one of the hollister after shave's which is so nice I even wear it sometimes! I've been getting through my perfume's at an alarming rate recently so I bought these to use during the day so I could try and save my lovely new viktor and rolf flower bomb and escada taj sunset a little!

After much deliberation the two I went for were Solana beach and crystal cove. Both of these are sweet, fresh and fruity (I wish I could give you a better description of the scents but I am full of cold!). As I expected, they arn't particularly long lasting but they are 250ml bottles and after using both of them regularly for the past couple of weeks they both still look really full and like I've just bought them! So I don't think I'll be needing to repurchase them anytime soon :)

I like these so much, I think one of the hollister perfumes might be making its way onto my christmas list! and I think one of these would make a fab stocking filler for my sister :)

Hope you're well, and have a fabulous weekend (one day to go!)