Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Something a little different


Today I am going to be talking about something a little different,  I have just read  an article on  It is about a 14 year old Blogger from Pakistan called Malala Yousafzai (Pictured below).

She was shot in the head and neck, for basically, standing up for what she believed in, and the Taliban, shot her for for writing a blog about her life and women's rights in Pakistan.
Here is the link to the article
Here is some of her writing
Stories like this - however horrible, and disgusting it is to take the life of such a young girl-show that we should be inspired by Malala, and the courage she showed to stand up for what she believed in
and we should do the same- doesn't need to be in blog form, just in everyday life!

Maria x

Monday, 24 September 2012

Maria's make-up remover series-6- Boots Simply Sensitive Face Wipes


This is the next part of my make-up remover series, which I started last year.  Today I am going to be reviewing the Simply Sensitive Face Wipes which is a Boots Brand, and cost £2.79 but are currently half price at £1.39 which is what I paid for them.

I really like these wipes, as what the name suggest they are sensitive, and are great for taking make-up off the eye area, especially water-proof mascara, which I wear everyday and they leave your face feeling fresh and clean.

I also think that they are very similar the the Simple make-up wipes which are £3, so even when the Boots or Simple one's are not on offer they are still cheaper!  However I would say that they Simple wipes are a little thicker but I don't think that this makes a big difference!

Overall I highly recommend these wipes and will defiantly be picking up a few more packs while they are on offer!

What are your favourite make-up wipes? or do you just buy the ones that are on offer?

Maria x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Review:Collection 2000 Sky Scraper Mascara


Today I am going to be reviewing the Sky Scraper mascara by collection 2000, which is available from Boots and Superdrug in the UK and costs £4.99 (but is currently on offer in Boots for £3.99), but I got mine for just £1 from Pound Land!, Which I recommend looking in as they have a lot of high street brands in including Revlon nail varnish that have a RRP of £6.49!

Back to the Mascara, this is the 2nd tube I have had and I still love it!, it really is waterproof and lasts all day, and is very lengthening and defining like the packaging suggests.

Maria x

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Favourite Fragrance: SJP NYC


Today I am going to be telling you about my favourite fragrance which is NYC by Sarah Jessica Parker, and is available from Boots and Superdrug stores and online, and prices start from £14.50 for 15ml.

I have loved this scent for around 2 years now, because I love the light fruity scent and lasts a long time as well.

The fragrance is also excellent for travelling as it has the glass bottle within the plastic outer packaging.

Overall I really recommend this scent as a lovely daytime fragrance that can also be carried over to the night!

What is your current favourite scent?

Maria x

Monday, 17 September 2012

Review:Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain


Today I will be reviewing the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 040 Rendezvous, which is a bright coral colour, and is available in Boots and Superdrug and costs £7.99.

When it comes to lip colour, I love it but hate the up keep (re-applying it throughout the day!), therefore this balm stain is Perfect.  When you apply it there is a minty smell but goes away straight away, and the colour is lovely, when you first apply it, you get a lovely glossy colour, which will last quite a few hours, but even when the glossiness fades the colour stays! that's the reason I love this product and it doesn't dry your lips out either!

Overall I really like this product and will be trying more shades!

Have you tried the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain's, what's your favourite shade?

Maria x

Friday, 14 September 2012

Review: MUA Blushers


Today I am going to be reviewing the MUA blushers which are available from selected Superdrug stores, and, and cost just £1!

I think these blushers are excellent quality and super pigmented, the four shades I have are, 5, 1, 3, 6 (clock wise direction on the picture below)

Shade 5
Is a lovely dark peach colour with glitter

Shade 1
A bright baby pink with subtle shimmer

Shade 3
A dark bronze pink with shimmer

Shade 6
A purple berry tone with gold shimmer

Overall I really like these blushers and wear them on a regular basis- and really recommend them at just £1!

What's your favourite high street blush?

Maria x

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Review: NYC Liquid Eyeliner


If you have read any of my other eye liner reviews, you may notice sometime's they aren't very positive, because I have very watery eyes and oily eye lids, therefore I find it difficult to find an eye liner that will stay put!

A couple of weeks ago I was in the local pound shop with my mum 'Pound World', and noticed they had some NYC products in what I think is the American packaging as I haven't seen that type of packaging in the UK before.

So I picked up the NYC Liquid Eyeliner in 860, Jet Black, with a brush tip applicator it does take some practice to get use to, but I Love it!

With having the brush tip it means that you can get any look you are trying to achieve weather that be a thin line or a bold thick one, and it goes on very black as well.

The best part about it for me is that it last ALL DAY!!!!!, and does not budge but is easy to get off at the end of the day as well- the best of both worlds!

I totally recommend this eye liner, and at just a pound it is a steal!

Maria x

Monday, 10 September 2012

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Drug store/High street Make-Up Haul!


I'm back, after having a break from blogging over the summer, I'm back with a haul- the first on my blog!

Today I went into Boots, to the Number 7 counter, and was matched to a foundation using their new foundation matching machine.  First the assistant removed my make up, and applied a moisturiser and asked what are the main problems with my skin an went on to match my colour and chose the stay perfect foundation as the best foundation for me, and I am in the lightest shade Calico.
 I'm really happy with the colour and it has a nice staying power and coverage also!

Then I went into Superdrug, as there was an offer on the MUA make-up, when you spend £4 you get a free Immaculate Pallet which retails at £4!

So I bought the MUA Eye Dust in shade 1 which is a silvery glitter pigment.

Lip Liner in Softly Lined

and I also bought the Love Hearts Lip balm in Sweet Kiss. 

I will be sure the review these products in the next few weeks and let you know what I think!

Leave a comment below any requests you have!

Maria x

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Nail of the day: Barry M Silvery Lilac


Today on my nail's I am wearing one of Barry M's, newer polishes, which is 324, Silvery Lilac.  As the name suggests it is a silver/lilac duo chrome.  This polish went on perfect in two coats, and think it is a lovely colour.

This colour cost £2.95, and is available from Boots and Superdrug.

Maria x

Monday, 25 June 2012

Nail of the day: Nails inc, OPI


Today I am wearing the Nails Inc colour in Warwick Avenue which is a baby pink colour, with one coat of the OPI polishes from last years Katy Perry collection called Teenage dream which is a  glittery type top coat.  

Maria x

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nail of the day: Accessorize- Romance


Today I am wearing the Accessorize nail polish in Romance, which is available from Superdrug stores in the UK, and some Accessorize stores.

This colour goes on nice an creamy and is opaque in two coats and lasts well without chipping!

Maria x

Monday, 4 June 2012

Nail of the Day: Leighton Denny Supermodel(and Dupe)- Free with Harper's Bazaar


Today I am wearing Leighton Denny's Supermodel, which is free in the July issue of Harper's Bazaar.  This polish has an RRP of £11, and the magazine costs just £4.80!

I really like this polish as it was opaque in two coats!- I have also found a dupe for this polish and it is available in Asda, and it is the George brand and it is number 77 Sea horse and costs £1.75 (beware that the Asda one does chip easily unlike the Leighton Denny one).

Maria x

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Nails Inc for InStyle


As you may have noticed when reading my blog, I love Nails Inc polishes, but I have never paid full price for one- all ways on deals or reduced!

Therefore I thought I would let you know, that InStyle (June issue) are currently offering a free Nails Inc polish that has an RRP of £11!- and the magazine cost £3.80.

There are Three colours to choose from:
-Power Pink

I decided that I would pick up Power Pink and Bluebell.

Power Pink is a lovely dusky pink colour
Bluebell is lovely pale blue

and both go only lovely and are opaque in two coats!

Maria x

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Review:Maybelline 24 hour Colour Tattoo Gel-Cream Shadows


Today I am reviewing the Maybelline 24 hour Colour Tattoo, Gel-cream shadows.  These shadows are available from both Boots and Superdrug in the UK and cost £4.99.

I really like these shadows, the reason for this is that I like how they last so well, with and without a primer.  I have worn both of the shades I have alone, without any powder shadows on time and they worked perfectly.  Also they make an excellent base for underneath power shadows, as they make sure shadows look vibrate and bolder looking.   I also think that they are a really good price, as a little goes along way, and are very easy apply with your fingers, and go on smoothly, and I think they have nice packaging as well, with the glass bottom, as they you can find what colour your are looking for quickly and easily!
The shades that I have are 55-Immortal Charcoal, which is a shimmery grey colour, which is great for a smoky eye, and 35-On and on Bronze which is great for a neutral eye.

Maria x

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Nail of the day: Rimmel 239 Your Majesty


Today I am wearing the Rimmel London colour, in 239 Your Majesty, which is a shimmery glittery grey colour.
This is available from both Boots and Superdrug and costs £2.99

I like this colour as it is opaque in two coats, and don't chip easy either!

Maria x

Friday, 27 April 2012

Nail of the day: Max Factor Max Effect Sunny Pink


Today I am wearing the Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail polish in Sunny Pink.
This is a lovely duo chrome colour, which has pale pink and gold, so on the nails it shows up as a lovely rose gold colour!
These polishes are available from Boots and Superdrug and cost £3.99

This polish lasts well and doesn't chip easily and even when it does chip it doesn't show up to much due to the duo chrome nature of the product.

Overall I really like this colour and I also really like the Max Effect Mini Nail polishes in general!

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Maria x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Nail of the day: Rimmel 030 Double Decker Bus


Today I am wearing the Rimmel London Lasting finish varnish in 030 Double Decker Bus.
This is a classic true red colour, that went on smoothly and was opaque in two coats!
This polish is available in both Boots, Superdrug and other Rimmel stockists.

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Maria x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Nail of the day: Max Factor Max effect in Cappuccino


Today I am wearing cappuccino from Max Factor Max effect mini nail polish.
This is available from Boots and Superdrug and costs £3.99

Maria x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Nail Polish Tag!


Today I am going to do the nail polish tag, I see this on alittleobsessed ( and though it looked fun!

1. What is your favourite nail polish company?
I think I am going to have to choose Nails Inc (  The reason is the quality of their nails varnish is lovely, they are lovely creamy shades, that go on smoothly and don't chip to bad either!
The one major down side I see with Nails Inc, is the price tag.  At £11 each they don't come cheap but they are one of those brands that do give their polishes away in magazines and a couple of years ago they also gave it away with diet coke bottles.  

A close second would be Barry M, (, this is due to the wide variety of colours they have and how reasonable they are!

2. Glitter or no glitter
Around Christmas and New year, as it feel festive, but most of the year I can't be bothered with glitter due to having to try and remove it!

3. OPI, China Glaze or Essie 
Well I am yet to try China Glaze, as they are hard to come by in the UK.  I only have 3 Essie polishes which I have found not to be very consistant in texture and can end up streaky but I would love to try more colours from them! Therefore I would have to say OPI, I don't have many colour from OPI, as they arn't very easy to come by in the UK and can be expensive.  But I do love the range of colours that they have!

4. When do you change your nail polish?
It depends, normally around 3 days, I will touch up chips as an when I need to!

5. What is your favourite colour on your nails?
This has to go to nails in, my most favourite colour is the nude colour  which is Basil street, on the left in the picture below, the reason for this is that it makes your nails look nice and adds a nice shine, but not dead looking.  My current favourite is the the one in the middle which is a Khaki green colour which is Foubert's place  (, which goes on lovely, and my final colour is heather grey also from Nails Inc, which as the nail suggest a lovely purple grey colour which also goes on lovely.  

6. Darks or brights?
Darks in the winter and brights in the summer. 

7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
The Fourbert's Place colour above. 

8.Matt nails in or out?
Errr out for me at the minuet, really into the shiny look! 

9.French manicure?
Never had it!, wouldn't be able to do it on myself, but I do like the look, may get one done for my holiday!

10. Favourite summer colours?
Blueberry Ice cream-Barry M
Pure turquoise-Barry M
Cool Jade-Max Factor 
French Affair- Essey 

I tag everyone!

Maria x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

1 year old


Today is the one year anniversary of my blog!
It would make my day if I could have some new followers

Maria x

Friday, 30 March 2012

Review and Swatches:Revlon Lip Butters


Today I am going to be reviewing the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters in 096 Macaroon and 005 Sugar Frosting.  The colour lasts well on the lips, but the initial shine of the product is not a long lasting but they are moisturising.
The Lip butters are available from Boots and Superdrug in the UK, and cost £7.99.

096 Macaroon 

This is a red colour, with coral undertones, it is a nice pigmented shade, that is bold, but not a dramatic as a red lipstick.  In the there is a lot of glitter but this does not transfer on to the lips.

 005 Sugar Frosting 

This is a pale nude pink colour, which in the tube looks nice, but sadly when swatch, and on the lips, doesnt show up.  It just isn't very pigmented and just looks like a clear gloss on your lips.

Here is a swatch of the two colour together, and you may notice that the Sugar frosting barely shows up, which is with multiple swipes, where as the red colour was only one.

Overall, I like the texture and the feeling of the Lip Butters, but was disappointed with the lighter shade therefore I would suggest to try the brighter bolder shades as they are likely to show up better.

Maria x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Nail of the day: Max Factor - Intense Plum


Today I am wearing Intense Plum from Max Factor which is one of the Max Effect Mini Nail Polishes and cost £3.99 in Boots and Superdrug.

This is a nice dark purple colour, which is easy to apply unlike other dark purple nail polishes! (even though this is very messy- was one of those rushing days)

Maria x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

No7 Cream Blush-Blossoming Pink


Today I am going to be reviewing the No7 Cream Blush in Blossoming pink, Which is part of the No7 spring collection.  I think that this blush which is more of a coral, adds a nice touch of colour to your cheeks and, works as a nice base under a powder blush!

I also really like the packaging, with the flowers, which is what the cardboard sleeve also looked like.
This product is available from Boots stores, and costs £10.

Maria x