Monday, 29 April 2013

Fragrance Direct Haul


Today I am going to be showing a few items I recently picked up from Fragrance Direct .  First I picked up a couple of Sally Hansen Products, first two on the Complete Salon Manicure polishes in 320, Raisin the Bar, which a a coppery bronze colour, and the purple shade is in Cherry, Cherry, Bang, Bang!.  I really like these Sally Hansen polishes as they go on super smooth and you can pick them up from Fragrance Direct for £1.50, which is a bargain as most other places they are £5!  I then picked up the Sally Hansen Double Duty Base an Top cost, which upon first use doesn't seem to dry very quickly,  The final Sally Hansen Product I picked up was a Blush in Ethereal Sublime, which is a bright pink shade with lots of glitter.

I then picked up a Dainty Doll blush, 004, which is a coral colour with a touch a shimmer, but looks lovely on the cheeks, and I also Picked up a pair of lashes, by Royal and these are the Short and Chic type.

Have you made any online purchases recently?

Maria x

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

My most used brushes: MUA


Today I am going to be telling you about my current most used brushes by MUA.  I ordered these brushes in January (you can see my haul here) and have used all of them alot, and have found them not to shred and have washed really well!

The first brush is the only have brush that I have by MUA, and it is the F2, which is a stippling brush.
This brush I don't use for foundation like I normally would with a stippling brush as I find that the bristles are quite long, and it isn't very dense.  Therefore I use it for applying my powder highlighter, which I find adds a nice touch of highlighter without it being to dramatic! Also its only £3!

The rest of the brushes I have are eye brushes, the first is the E1, which is your typical flat shader brush which packs on the colour nice and evenly.  This brush also spot cleans and washes really well.  It is only £1.95!

The second eye brush I have is the E2, which is an angled eye contour brush, I use this brush to apply darker colours to the outer corner, as it quite precise and allows you to blend also!  This is also £1.95

The third brush is a fluffy blender brush which is the E3, which allows you to blend out all your colours, without taking all of the colours away! Also it is just £1.95

Finally I have an spoolie, which is the E5, which is ideal for brush through your eye brows before filling them in, and it is just £1.50!

Have you tried any of the MUA brushes?

Maria x

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Current Nivea Favourites


Today I am going to talk about some of my favourite products from the brand Nivea.  Nivea is a classic brand, that I trust which I think is very important when you are trusting them with your skin care!

One of the most recent launches from Nivea is their Express Hydration Primer, which has an RRP of £4.99.
This is a light weight primer that really does hydrate your skin, and helps your make-up stay and apply a lot better! I am still on my first jar, which I have had over 6 months so a little does go a long way! For a full review click here.

Next is one of my recent purchases, that I already love, the Vanilla & Macadamia lip butter.  This product smells amazing, and really does moisturise your lips, and they stay that way for hours, I highly recommend this products, especially at just £2.55!

The third product is the Express Hydration hand cream,  i'm generally quite fussy about hand cream because I hate having to wait around for it to dry, therefore because this one absorbs so quickly it is perfect for me, an it is at great price at around £3.30

Finally for my facial moisturiser is is Nivea Soft cream, which is a gentle cream, that is great for normal to dry skin, as it mositurises without being to heavy, and works well under make-up as well! Costs from just £2.45 for the tube version which is a bargain! 

Overall at the minuet I am a big fan of Nivea, is there any Nivea products that you love? 

Maria x

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Boots Haul, April 2013


Today I have a boots haul, I went in specifically to try the Vichy DermaBlend foundation, which is a high coverage foundation, which is said to be good at covering up spots, so I'm hoping that it will work for me!
I got the lightest colour, which is 15 Opal, which upon first looks seams like an ok colour for me.
I was then looking at the skin care, and found the Anti-Blemish range from Sk:n, it's a brand I've heard about but never tried before, so I though I would give it a go considering that it is on offer at the moment. 

I picked up the Maintenance Serum, which you basically use in the morning on your blemish prone areas, to help to improve, or prevent  spots.  Finally I picked up the Nivea lip butter in Vanilla & Macadamia. 

I have already tried the lip butter, and it smells lovely!

So that's all I picked up in Boots today, but I could have easily spent a lot moor, if I hadn't been careful! 

What have you picked up recently, would you like me to review any of these products?

Maria x

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