Thursday, 18 August 2016

L'oreal Mini Haul

I know it's been a bit quiet on the blog front - Summer holidays mean it's just non-stop at the moment, it was Mason's birthday last week and I had a little trip to hospital just to add to the hectic schedule. 

I'm hoping to be back on track now so bare with me. 

As we were travelling about to family quite a lot this month I wanted to pick up some make-up to keep in my bag for last minute top-ups. With it being so humid lately it has felt like make-up has pretty much melted off by the time I arrive anywhere! (side note - is there ever a blog post where I don't mention the weather?!)


I was tempted by the L'Oreal Nude Magic Cushion Foundation but wasn't sure if it was a bit of a fad. After doing a little research it sounded like just the sort of thing I needed. 

It's a compact liquid foundation that gives a light to medium coverage and leaves you with a natural glow. I believe it's the first cushion foundation to hit the UK high street actually. 

It's so so easy to apply! You just lightly tap the sponge into the product and apply straight on to face. It  blends easily and feels really light. It great that you have the option to just add a little or build it up to give a flawless natural base. It's handy that everything you need is there too, a big mirror and a separate compartment for your applicator. I was impressed I managed to pick put the perfect shade for my skin tone too as there was a limited supply of testers so I had to do a little bit of guesswork. 

It's available in 7 shades and also has SPF 25 to protect the skin. It's on the more pricey end of the L'Oreal scale at £14.99 but well worth it! The colour of the packaging is so me too! Love me a bit of lilac...

Being a beauty blogger and a girl who likes a bargain when I saw that Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer on the L'Oreal products I wasn't going to leave with just the one product. I just can't.

My everyday mascara was getting dry so I picked up the L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippy Mascara. This is another product I had been tempted by in the past but I just didn't need it yet.  I wasn't particularly excited by the packaging either, I'm just not a fan of orange, but over time I decided I needed to try it out. 

I think that along with Bourjois, L'Oreal do one of the best mascaras on the high street. They never fail to win me over. This one claims to give a festival look and although I'm not 100% sure what that means I am impressed with the results. 


The big fuzzy brush is not for the faint hearted, you can see the big kaleidoscopic bristles are going to really pack some punch. One stroke coats your lashes effortlessly and as you add layers you can get a really dramatic, feathered look. The  formula instantly volumises and thickens the look of your lashes and it lasts all day without any fall out which can often be the case with thicker mascaras. If you want to separate the lashes this isn't for you but for a full volumised look it's great.

As per usual I was unsure what to pick up as my third item so I was stood at the counter for another 20 minutes. Eventually I opted for the Infallible 24 Hour Matte Powder Compact. A staple for my make up bag to help set my foundation and keep me shine-free on the hotter days. 

It can be can be used when dry or wet if you're after a little more coverage.

It doesn't feel cakey and gives my make up a lovely finish. Everything you want in a powder really.

I also got a lovely little passport cover as a free gift which will be very handy indeed when we go on our honeymoon. I used up some of my Supedrug points so this little lot cost me next to nothing!

Am I the only one who just can't resit a good deal?
I'd love to know your thoughts on L'Oreal make-up.


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Kate Moss Rimmel 15 Years Lip and nails

I swear sometimes I'm like a magpie - anything shiny and I'm there. Recently I was drawn to the golden hues shining elegantly from the Rimmel stand in Superdrug. 


Rimmel has been my bae since I was 15 (I can't get away with that can I...?) I always had a Rimmel kohl pencil in my school blazer pocket and their concealer stick covered many embarrassing blemishes. 

With Rimmel being so accessible and affordable it's great that someone as well known (and as Kate Moss is such a huge ambassador for the brand. 

Last year I wrote about her Nude Collection, and both products have been regularly used ever since.

Kate Moss teamed up with Rimmel to release special edition nail and lip collections to mark their 
15 year partnership. Yep, 15 years. Can you believe they've been working together since 2001? Where has the time gone?


Together they've come up with 6 shades of Rimmel's Lasting finish Lipsticka selection of pretty nudes and reds. I picked out shade 54 Rock n Roll Nude which is an easy to wear peachy nude and one I think will be the sell-out shade. 


Naturally the Rose Gold packaging sold this to me straight away, for £6.49 it's a great price for a lipstick which is long lasting and also has a soft texture. I've always been impressed with the formula of the Lasting Finish Lipsticks. 


I couldn't ignore the nail polishes, there are 3 shades of their new Super Gel polishes -a gold, a nude and a BEAUTIFUL red. 

I have 071 Guilty Pleasure which is the gold shade. 

I didn't actually pay enough attention when I grabbed this as I was dazzled by the colour. As this is from the Super Gel collection it's suggested that you apply a Super Gel top coat to activate the self curing process. Basically that means it will last a good couple of weeks without the need to go to a salon and give you a bit more of a plumper look. 

As far as I could see the nail colour works fine on its own too. I never wear nail polish for longer than a week anyway, I like to switch things up too much but this would be brilliant for my honeymoon!

Even without a top coat it gives a beautiful shine and I love how the colour is so different. 


They retail at £5.99 and Superdrug currently has a 3 for 2 offer on. I know, I'm such an enabler. 

The reds of the collection are next on my list -perfect to take us into Winter. 

I'm personally  loving this collection. 

Get the London look indeed!


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayons

In my eyes Sleek have come a long long way. I've gone from owning a couple of their eyeshadow palettes (a staple in my make-up collection for years) to rushing to the counters whenever I hear of a new release. They are so affordable and they offer something a little bit different from the rest of the high street brands.


I was very excited to try out their new Power Plump Lip crayons. These offer a strong colour while plumping your lips at the same time. I don't think this has been done before, I've tried lip plumping lip glosses but I just hate the sticky feeling of a gloss so having something that plumps in a crayon form sounded great to me!


The packaging is slim and Sleek (I see what they did there) and the coloured ends make it easy to see what colour you've picked up -as you'll be buying a couple, obviously!

There are 6 shades available which are all so wearable. I think there is a shade for everyone, ranging from nudes to striking reds. I have 3 of the more 'every day' shades to try out. 

The 3 shades I have are-
  • Power Pink - a soft everyday pink
  • Notorious Nude - a 'my lips but better' nude
  • Colossal Coral - a soft peach-coral


They are very soft but really pigmented too which can be rare for a formula that's so creamy. They're lighter to wear than a regular lipstick so I think they are perfect for this time of year. 


Once you apply them your lips start to tingle, I quite like it but if you're not keen on that kind of thing then this may bother you, but it's the tingling that makes the lips plump. Now don't expect anything incredible, you're to suddenly going to be like Kylie Jenner but they do make your lips appear a bit fuller. This has been my recent insecurity - I go through phases! So these make me feel more confident and don't make me worry about my top lip disappearing when I smile (wahhh)  

There is a slight menthol scent 
and the tingle fades after a while though the colour remains for a good 4 hours.


I've found these perfect for quickly applying before I do the nursery run, they're so precise without having to really concentrate on what you're doing. The pointed tip means I don't have to line my lips so I can basically apply and run.

They're just £5.49 -an incredible price for such an innovate lip product - plus Superdrug currently have a 3 for 2 offer on all make-up brands. 

*I was kindly gifted these but all thoughts are 100% my own

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