Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Beautiful Eyeshadow Monos From L'Oreal

L'Oreal have seriously impressed us with their latest colour riche mono eyeshadows and I'm sure a lot of you will agree. The formula of these eyeshadows is so unique as its almost like a pigment in pressed powder form. At first thought you may think, oh gosh, its going to involve a lot of fallout, but  surprisingly they had no fall out what so ever. They had stay put throughout the whole day and they are super pigmented.

What we loved the most about these is the texture, as they are so creamy and easy to apply. Using fingers is a great option as the colour appears really nice and intense on the lids, however using a brush also works fine to give a more softer less intense eye look. Also what I love is the packaging as its very compact which is handy for travelling.

The colour we picked up was Nude 205 which is a beautiful metallic gold shade. This looks so pretty all over the lids or sometimes we like to use it as a highlighter in the inner corner of the eyes to brighten up the look. Overall these eyeshadows have clearly won us over as they are highly pigmented, budge-proof, with a dreamy formula - what more do you need? We definitely need to pick up more of the other beautiful shades!

These eyeshadows are only £5.49 at Boots.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Graduation Day!

This week I thought I would take over the blog as it was my graduation day this week, which was a memorable day for me and we thought we would share some memories with you guys. I am a little nervous about this post as we don't usually share much of our personal life on the blog, but hopefully you guys enjoy reading this post!

It was so nice seeing all my friends in their classic gowns and caps, finally graduating from university. It made realise that I made it, three years of university done and now time to go into the world of work.

Fortunately for us the weather was lovely and not the usual gloomy weather like it had been the past few days, which made the photos turn out pretty good. My outfit was very simple and monochrome which I felt went nicely with my gown. Although the hats were pretty uncomfortable, and the gown was almost sliding off my shoulder every second, I managed to get across the stage successfully without tripping, phew! Overall  it turned out to be a very nice day which was shared with family and friends!


Top: New look
Skirt: H and M
Shoes: Clarks


Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Next
Bracelets: New look
Nails: Elizabeth Arden - Candy apple

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Drugstore Dupe: Mac Ruby Woo vs Rimmel Kate Moss Kiss Of Life

Im sure we all have those 'splash-the-cash-out' moments, where we invest in a rather overpriced beauty product which seems like a necessity in our makeup collection. Well we all need a treat now and then, hands up if you agree! However whats even better is finding an alternative which is practically identical but doesn't break the bank, that way its an all round pleaser.

So we decided to start a little series on our blog dedicated to drugstore dupes, so keep an eye out on the blog for more drugstore alternatives! Kicking it off this week is the Mac ruby woo lipstick and the Rimmel Kate moss kiss of life lipstick. Both of these lipsticks are bold bright red shades which are completely matt.

Top: Mac rubywoo  Bottom: Rimmel Kate moss kiss of life

The Mac ruby woo shade is slightly more matt than the Rimmel one, so I'm talking about super matt here! We are huge fans of matt lipsticks as they are so wearable for everyday. This gives an almost velvety texture to the lips and the staying power is pretty impressive seeing as it didn't budge even whilst stuffing ourselves at a birthday party the other day!

Now for the drugstore alternative, the Rimmel Kate moss in the kiss of life, is surprisingly more moisturising than the Mac lipstick. I did find the Mac one slightly drying at times but not this one, it applied smoothly on my lips without no fuss. It is slightly more sheeny in comparison to the Mac one but the shades are pretty much the same. Overall we were very happy indeed with this purchase as it was only £5.49 in comparison to the Mac which is £15.00.

Let us know if you've tried any of these and what you thought! :)

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Bring on the bronzers

Sadly the time has come to wave goodbye to the summer and welcome the autumn season. Not saying I dislike autumn, its actually one of my favourite times of the year. Now we all know how everyone loves a good tan in the summer and that beautiful natural summer glow, but times when the weather is not looking so great, its up to our good old bronzers to inject some colour and life into our complexion. So here are three drugstore/highstreet bronzers that we have tried and tested, which have very much impressed us so far.

Maybelline triple bronzing powder
I love how this product has two bronzing shades, a darker and lighter shade which I like to mix together sometimes to give a nice even glow. Also at times I like to use the darker shade as a contour, which i find works perfectly! The highlighter is very subtle and whilst not being one of my favourite highlighters, I find it very wearable for everyday. All-in-all I find this product to be very easy to pickup and just swirl around to give a lovely hint of colour with a little bit of added glow all in one go (that rhymed!) Very good for those days where you have just minutes to get out the door and need to complete bronzer and highlighter in one step.

The body shop honey bronzer
Now you may have seen this product before in our recent haul which you can read about here. Having used this product multiple times now, I can firmly say this is my favourite bronzer at the moment. I find it is the perfect shade for me and and it isn't too orangey or red toned. Also it is completely matt which is a bonus as we are both not a huge fan of shimmer. Packaging wise, I am completely won over by the beehive pattern and the sleek brown exterior as it feels so luxurious for a drugstore product. It also has a mirror which is very handy for travelling. There is literally nothing negative I can say about this bronzer. 

Bourjois delice de poudre bronzing powder
This bronzer is pretty popular amongst the beauty community and now with their new releases of the highlighter and shimmery bronzer, it is no doubt that more and more people will be drawn in to this product. One thing that will draw you in for sure, is the smell, which is just genius. It actually smells of chocolate! Put aside the fact that it smells almost good enough to eat, the bronzer itself looks great on the skin and again not being too orange toned, I find it works really well with my complexion. Although the body shop honey bronzer is slightly more pigmented, I still find this very subtle for everyday wear. 

Let us know any other drugstore bronzers which are your favourites as we would love to try them out for ourselves! 

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Luminous Lip Gloss

Taking on a bold lip colour has always been quite a challenge for us as it can often take some confidence to rock a full on bold red lip, but recently we've started to brave it out and whip on some pretty daring bright colours which surprisingly we are loving a lot! One particular lip product which has been been sitting in our collection for few months now but being neglected as it had literally been untouched, is finally in the spotlight.

Just a few weeks ago we discovered the beauty of the Elizabeth Arden beautiful colour luminous lip gloss which is too good to ignore. Now as far as lip glosses go, I personally am not a huge fan as most can be quite sheer and pretty sticky however this particular one is more of a lip lacquer, which is wearable on its own or on top of a lipstick - either way it looks really pretty. I find it gives very good coverage without separating on the lip which I find some lip glosses tend to do and not drying which is the highlight of this product.

The colour is in 'red door red' which is a bright pinky toned red which is a very wearable shade. Seeing as this is the mini size, I think we will definitely be picking up the full size when this runs out.

What are your favourite bold lip colours to wear? We would love to know!

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