Thursday, 11 August 2011

Superdrug Haul For Bargain Hunters..

Today I had the day off work and my mum asked me if I would go with her into town to help her choose some new glasses. So I went with her and my brothers girlfriend, but made a little stop at Superdrug on the way :) my local Superdrug is currently being refurbished but is still open to the public so it's a little bit of a mess in there at the moment. But I went in to see if they have the new MUA professional range in there yet because I went in there last week with samanth19 and they only had  the testers as it hadn't come in yet, but again today I didn't have any luck and it was still just the testers!! I'm particularly interested in the trio eyeshadows, I swatched the testers on my hand and the colours are gorgeous! I can't for my local Superdrug to finally stock them!! 

However last week Superdrug had a free delivery offer on their website so I had a look on there to see if they had any trio's on there, typically the one I wanted they didn't have, so I got a trio in the colour 'Smoke Screen' which is perfect for a smokey eye. The colours are really pigmented and I particularly love the pearly colour to highlight my brow bone. They only cost £2.50 each so it's great value for money!

I also picked up the only 'Heaven & Earth' palette that was on the shelf, it's very similar to the Urban Decay naked palette which I use all the time and is around £32 so if you can't really afford to buy it you could buy this one, for only £4! It's perfect if you're going away for the weekend and don't want to take loads of different eyeshadows with you, you can just take this and it'll have every colour you'll need :) 

A few months ago, I decided that I didn't actually like the applicator for my liquid eyeliner so I went out and bought one of the felt liners by bourjois but I lost it a little while ago :( and i've been meaning to get another one but just keep forgetting every time I go to town! So while I was ordering from Superdrug online I saw that MUA did a felt liner in their pro line, so I ordered myself one. It only came today though so I haven't had a chance to use it on my eyes yet but I did test it out on my hand and it does look quite good, so once i've tried it i'll let you know what I think! 

Every time I watch makeup tutorials on YouTube it always reminds me that I need to get myself a face primer, having oily skin my foundation never stays on properly all day no matter what brand I use! So I picked up MUA professional face primer for £4 as I don't really want to spend a lot of money on one until i've tested it out and see if it actually works for me. I'm looking forward to trying it out :) has anybody else tried this product? If so i'd love to hear your opinions on it.. 

I then got a few things from the original MUA £1 line.. 
The only thing that annoys me about the normal MUA line is the fact that none of the shades have names, they're just named "shade 1, shade 2 etc" but never mind! I got two lipglosses, in shades 3 and 5. They are both pinky shades, but only a slight bit of colour comes out on the lips with the gloss. 

The next three things I bought are not usually things I would buy! I got two eyeshadows and an eyeliner all in shades of pink. I don't ever wear bright colours on my eyes, I only wear neutral colours and smokey colours. But being a huge fan of 'The Only Way Is Essex' I saw Mark's sister Jess wearing a really nice light pearly pink coloured eyeshadow and it looked really nice against her blue eyes. In the picture the colour on the left looks more purple but I assure it's pink! The colour of the eyeliner is such a pretty pearly pink, it'll look really nice in the tear duct :) 

Thanks for reading guys :) sorry it seems a bit rushed - I don't have much time at home today and i'm going away for four days tonight so today is my only opportunity to post! Hope you're all doing okay :) 
Leanne xox 

Friday, 5 August 2011

July Favourites!

I can't believe it's August already!! I know everybody is saying this but the summer has gone by so fast, before we know it'll be Christmas! I haven't actually done a monthly favourites post before but I thought i'd start it as a new thing to my blog :) obviously I was away on holiday for two weeks in July so most of these products I used during my holiday. 

Prestige illuminating bronzing powder in shade 12 - Sunkissed

When i'm tanned I always have a trouble finding a decent coloured foundation, I don't really wear much on holiday but I always have to put a bit on especially if my face has had a bit too much sun! So every night while I was away I used this bronzer as more of a powder all over my face, ontop of my foundation to make me look more tanned. It's got a slight shimmer to it but it's not too obvious, it still looks really nice! It also meant that I could wear less foundation and it covered up any of the sunburn on my face. 

Hawaiian Tropic Body Gloss 

I actually bought this without knowing what it actually was.. I'd ran out of after sun while I was away and cannot stand dry skin! So I went down to the supermarket near where I was staying and Hawaiian Tropic always makes my skin feel so nice when i'm on holiday so I found this, the English on it was so bad I was under the impression it was a sort of tan intensifying after sun/moisturiser type thing but when I got it home it's a moisturiser with a slight sheen mixed with cocoa butter. It smells amazing and it left my skin looking really radiant and glowing! Although I was in a bit of a daze when I bought it and paid about 13 euros for it! Which is quite a lot.. It's much cheaper in the UK! 

Benefit ChaCha Tint 

I've wanted this for ages!! Because I work at Debenhams I saw it the day it came out and tested it out straight away, I've really bought any of Benefit's cheek tints because I've never really liked any of the colours. But I love coral for the summer this year and I thought this colour would be really nice for my holiday. So I purchased one from duty free at the airport on the way and use it quite a bit on holiday. You only need a little bit of product though otherwise you end up looking like a clown! You also can't really use it when you've got powder on because it wets the powder and goes patchy. But I used it a lot in the day when I was on holiday with a light tinted moisturiser :) 

Barry M nail pain in Peach Melba

I'm sort of cheating with this product because I did only buy it last week however, on my last haul I didn't get a chance to do a swatch of the colour on my nails because I'd just had them done. Well now I got bored of the colour the nail bar did for me and decided to paint them this colour. I thought I'd make up for not swatching the other day :) i'm loving pastel nail colours at the moment, they look really summery! 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in colour 120 - Coral Reef

Mac lipstick in colour Morange

The two main lip products I used when I was away was the Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in coral reef and mac's lipstick in morange. I usually get nervous when it comes to wearing bright lipsticks, I know it's ridiculous and I have no idea why! But I have been a bit more adventurous when it comes to my lip colours recently! Although i'm not too sure i'd wear morange while I was at home!! It looks a lot better on holiday with a tan. I love the mac lipsticks because they feel nice a creamy and they don't dry out my lips like most lipsticks and sometimes I wore morange with coral reef over the top if i didn't want a matte look.


St Moriz instant self tanning mist (natural medium glow, fair to normal) 

Now that I've been back from holiday for two weeks my tan is rapidly fading and i'm peeling everywhere :( boohoo, i'm very depressed about this so I thought i'd fake tan myself. I have loads of bottles of the st moriz mousse but it does leave my skin feel really dry and as i'm peeling from holiday my skin is already way too dry so I thought i'd try out the mist, I did actually want the lotion but the shop didn't have any so I tried out this and i'm actually quite impressed. They don't do a dark option like the mousse so I didn't think it'd be very dark but I was wrong, it's really dark! I've only got one coat on at the moment and it's just as dark as the dark mousse. It's only £2.99 as well, bargain! 

Maybelline The Flasies Volum' Express waterproof mascara 

The final product of my July Favourites is the maybelline falsies waterproof mascara, I don't usually use waterproof mascara but I bought this so I could wear a bit in the day whilst on holiday. I looked back at the photo's from last year and because I have such light eyelashes naturally my eyes looked horrible and bare so I got myself this at the airport. Usually I hate waterproof mascaras, they're either not actually waterproof at all or you can't even remove them when you take your makeup off. But this one stayed on all day even when I was swimming underwater and I didn't have a problem removing it with my makeup wipes a the end of the day either! 

That's all the products I've been loving this month! If any of you bloggers have been using these same products feel free to comment and let me know what you thought of them :) thanks for reading guys!! 

Leanne xox 

Monday, 1 August 2011

Collective Haul.

Hey guys :) ! As you all know i've been away on holiday, I've been back over a week now and i've been really busy with getting back to work and things so i've not had much time to do any posts! So I thought today i'd do a collective haul of all the things i bought on holiday and after :) I'm sorry for the photo's, the sun is shining so brightly everywhere in my house so I tried to do it out in the garden but i've never done any of my photography for my blog outside before so fingers crossed it looks okay! (I came in covered in ants - that's dedication!)

The day before I went away on holiday I was shopping with my Mum and I really wanted the Sleek Pout Polish in Bonaire from their Caribbean Collection, they had the tester there so I tried it out and I loved it! However they didn't have any in stock! Only the tester! I was gutted because they'd be perfect for the beach with their SPF 15 and they give you a nice natural shine and colour to your lips! But I couldn't get it :( however when I went into Superdrug when I got back from holiday they had one in stock!! So I had to get it! Bonaire is a gorgeous coral/orange colour and looks great with a tan! 
I've also been looking for a light pink matte lipstick for ages! But I can't seem to find the shade I want anywhere!! Every lipstick I pick up is glittery or too shiny! So I text my good old friend Samanth19 and she said for me to try Natural Collection's Apple Blossom, but they didn't have that either (not my day of luck!) but they did have Rose Petal, it's still not the colour i'm looking for but it's a nice colour. I also picked up a Sleek lipstick in the colour Sheen. 

When I was on holiday unfortunately we had a really bad day of weather, it absolutely poured down all day in Menorca!! Crazy! So me and my boyfriend decided to do a spot of souvenir shopping for presents for our families! I was very happy when I walked into the first shop and they did makeup! They had quite a big Clinique stand so I was having a browse on there when I came across their Fresh Bloom blusher/highlighter so I picked one up in the colour 01 Peony. It gives you a lovely glowing look and works well as a blusher or a highlighter! 

My boyfriend very kindly treated me to Marc Jacobs - Daisy perfume at the airport, which I love!! It's my new favourite! I've never had any Marc Jacobs perfume before and I usually use Innocence by Guerlain but I fancied a chance as i've been wearing the same perfume for years! I think it was £42 for a 75ml bottle, but i'm not 100% sure. It's fairly expensive but the smell lasts ages on me so I don't need to spray loads of it. The bottle is also amazing! 

The last few things I bought, is a Barry M nail varnish in the colour Peach Melba but I can't do a swatch on my nails for that unfortunately because I just had them done - sorry guys!! I also bought Bourjois healthy mix foundation after hearing so many people talk about it! I usually have to wear quite a thick foundation because I had very oily skin, but since i've been using my 'Fresh Farmacy Soap' by Lush it seems to have reduced the oil! So now I can use a lighter foundation, which is a relief in this humidity at the moment as my face has been melting!! I got it in the colour 55 :) Then I got a John Freda Sheer Blonde highlight activating treatment sachet, because I desperately need my highlights doing I just haven't had the time! 

Finally I picked up an E45 emollient bath oil from Superdrug, the reason I wanted this was because I love Pixie Lott, she's defo my girl crush!! I read in a magazine that she uses coconut oil in her baths because it keeps her skin ultra soft and helps maintain her tan - fake or natural. So I went on the hunt for some coconut oil, I asked in several shops and most people didn't have a clue what I was on about!! As I couldn't see any on the shelves and nobody could help me as they didn't know what it was I thought i'd just grab this, it's bath oil but not coconut. Hopefully it'll still do the trick :) i'll keep you guys posted on the results! 

Thanks for reading guys :) sorry any rambling, I tend to get carried away with myself especially if I haven't blogged in a while!! Leanne xox