18 December 2011

FOTD: golden cranberries

I've totally embraced shimmery eyeshadow, I don't really go for all matte eye looks anymore which is good as my shadow collection will get more love and I can stop using up my beloved tete-a-tint. So here was my super simple FOTD from last week, yep I'm a lazy blogger, what can I say. I went over to a friends place for a girls night in, so I went for something simple.

MAC | Amber lights
Inglot | 450 pearl
Rimmel | Day to night mascara
ELF | liquid liner

Sleek makeup | sahara and aruba blush
MAC | Select cover up concealer
ELF | tone correcting concealer in spice

MAC | jubilee
Revlon | nude lustre lipgloss

10 December 2011

Review: Boots No7 radiance boosting hot cloth cleanser

"The combination of this rich, indulgent cleanser and the gentle exfoliating muslin cloth whisks away dead skin cells and daily grime whilst stimulating circulation, leaving your skin deeply clean,
soft and radiant"

I'm not going to beat about the bush here, I love this stuff! I bought it as an alternate to the ever loved Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser, I wanted to see if adding a cleanser like this to my beauty routine would be for me. In my excitement to try this out I totally forgot to wait for the No7 £5 off vouchers *d'oh* I'm probably one of the only people in the world to pay full price for a No7 product. But it's still a good deal when you weight it up against its Liz Earle counterpart. The LE cleanser is £13.75 for 100ml and £24.50 for 200ml (with muslin cloth) and for the No7 cleansers its £10 for 200ml (with muslin cloth), so you can see why I went for the No7 offering first.The Cleanser has a very thick consistency, I usually use 1 pump for when I've not used foundation/powder and 1 1/2 for days when I have.  I actually look forward to using this as its like a nice litte treat every time I use it, it feels so moisturising! 

As you can see I've used a fair amount, but this stuff lasts forever, I bought this bottle I think in July and its still going strong. Now granted I don't use this everyday, I used to, but now I use this every time my skin is playing up or when I want to give it a good clean.
The cleanser comes with a muslin cloth and I also purchased a pack of 3 when I bought this one. The cloths are ok, not that soft though so I may look into some from another brand. 

All in all I am very happy with this product! I can honestly say that it keeps my spots at bay and has helped me through some tricky break outs. I really think this product has something to do with the fact that I barely get any blemishes on my cheeks anymore, which was a big issue for me. I'm thinking this my have HG statuts! I highly doubt I'll be trying the LE cleanser now that I have one I love :D

Have you tried a hot cloth cleanser?

04 December 2011

Haul | ELF

Studio gel liner | Tone correcting concealer  in spice

Studio powder brush | concealer brush

Mango madness | Gum pink | Lilac | plum | rosy raisin  

I love me a bit of ELF, I can always get a lot with feeling guilty about how much I'm spending and with ELF doing 40% how could I resist? Some of the things I picked up were re-stock items and the rest were things I'd had my eye on.

01 December 2011

Getting my nails into good health

I'm pretty much at my wits end trying to get my nails healthy. My nails started peeling 2 years ago out of the blue and ever since then I've been pulling my hair out trying to get them to stop. I recently purchased Nail tek Foudation II and Biotin. I was using another nail tek line but I'm pretty sure it was not the right one for my nails, obviously as they're still peeling. This is the one that MissChevious from youtube uses and it was from her that I found out about nail tek. She has the same peeling problem and says this is the only thing that stops her nails from peeling.

Biotin is known for helping to promote nail and hair growth, the one I bought was 5000mcg which I plan on taking once a week. Some people complain that biotin breaks them out, so fingers crossed I don't have this problem, I've got 99 of them and I don't need my skin to be one ( I couldn't resist). I've not been wearing polish for a over a month now, I only wore some recently for my graduation and went straight back to naken nailness so they've been breathing. I'm ready to start my new nail reggie, so lets hope I have longer stronger nails in a few weeks time!

Both products were purchased from amazon
Biotin- £4.99 with shipping
Nail tek Foundation II - £12.50 (however I found another 
amazon seller selling it for less than half the price of what I paid for mine!)
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