Friday, 29 October 2010

Pop Beauty Petal Jam Lip Balm in Bursting Violet

This little jar of balm is seriously really tasty, it's so tasty that I'm surprised it's not something that's sold in a sweet shop. Anyone who is a big fan of Parma Violets sweets, will love this just like I do. It's like it's been crushed up and put into this little balm. So if you don't like strong tasting and sweet smelling lip balms, this really isn't for you. 
Petal Jam balms comes in a sweet jar and inside are blocks of balm like sugar cubes, but this idea doesn't work very well because after all it's a very hydrating balm so of course it ends up mashing together on it's own accord. 

The texture of these are really moisturising and it does feel like my lips are getting very hydrated. It's fairly light but kind of slippery and leaves a lovely shine to the lips. When it does leave the lips, because unfortunately the longevity isn't the greatest as you would guess because I licked it off, it leaves them very silky soft indeed. This will definitely help your lip colour go on much better.

So the only bad thing I would say is that it can be a pain sometimes to open and close the jar, they're using a real jar here and the fact that you wouldn't wear this balm if you felt icky and your sweet tooth was dying on you.  Other than that I love it and I would love to try more flavours. 
Pop Beauty have around 3 flavours priced at around £9.00 each.

Purchased at ASOS

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sleek Blush in Rose Gold

This is my second blush from Sleek and this one is a luminous glowing formulation.
The shade 'Rose Gold' is a apricot base which flashes pink then finishes off with a glowing gold sheen. It's a beautiful easy to wear shade and easily very flattering. 
Rose Gold has been compared to NARS Orgasm but apparently it's much more pigmented and the shimmer is all smooth glow and no chunky glitter.

The consistency of this blush is very smooth, pigmented (you need a light hand with these blushes) and superior quality. I think I just keep forgetting that it only cost me £3.99 

Packaging comes complete with a inbuilt mirror and doesn't include a annoying useless brush, the room is all blush. :) 
See also my Pixie Pink review.
Purchased at Superdrug 

Friday, 22 October 2010

*~Meow Cosmetics~*

This is my first purchase from Meow Cosmetics and I have to say I'm very impressed. It came swiftly and presentation was very nice, complete with a leopard draw-string bag, really goes with the brand concept.
I know Phyrra has recommended these mineral foundations and I thought I'd give it a go. It's very hard for me to get a foundation as I don't like the feeling of regular foundations, yet alone to find a light enough shade. I've only found one match so far and that's Everyday Minerals in Fair Neutral, so I went for the shade that looked closer to this. I chose Siamese 0-Inquisitive in the Pampered Puss formula, which is for those that want to achieve a medium layerable coverage and have extra-sensitive skin. 
They do two sizes 8g which is called 'Munchkin' and the regular full-sized jar which is 30g, yes 30g! The 30g is $26.95 USD which is around £17 in GBP. I really think this is worth every penny and I wish all companies would offer this size. 
When I received my foundation, I must admit it did look a lot darker than my other foundation and got a little worried, but as soon as it was on my skin it appeared lighter and a perfect match.The consistency is lovely smooth and blendable and the finish is just as described. You will be seeing me buy this again and I think I much prefer this formula over EDM semi-matte.

Swatched pampered puss heavily as it didn't show up 'perfect match' :)

Meow Cosmetics also threw in two shadow samples which I was not expecting. 
These are each extremely pigmented and easy to blend. 

IdealEyes in Brazen- Which a pearly soft caramel honey colour
Feliner in Thunder- One of blackest black shadows I've come across, feliners are made to work to be both eyeshadow and eyeliner.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Mint 'N Pink EOTD

I don't think this is one of my best eye looks but I do like the colour concept. :)

~Products Used~ 

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- Rimmel Lash Accelerator 
Eyeliner- Revlon Liquid Liner, No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil 30 Chrome
Eyeshadow- Sleek Acid Palette (Black, Shimmery Pink), BeautyUK  No.2 Eyeshadow Collection (Mint), Bloom Eskimo

Monday, 18 October 2010

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 17

H&M Eyeshadow Duo in Most Wanted Beauty- Gorgeous shimmery tones of frosty cream and deep fig purple toned brown. Overall lovely pigmentation and only costs £1.99!

Radox Moisture Soak- My favourite ever bubble bath in liquid form. Smells like sugared sweet roses and the most moisturising. I try other bubble baths but always without a doubt come back to this. You can pick this up almost anywhere within the UK.

Carmex Strawberry- The only lip balm I find that actually heals dried sore chapped lips and now it comes in strawberry too. I think I still prefer my cherry over this one though. It's a very sweet strawberry scent.

Natural Collection Juicy Lips Lip Gloss in Caramel Shortcake- A lovely warm nude shade, but I don't really like this gloss. The glossiness fades nearly straight away and it has the most weirdest texture, like bitty flour and there's no glitter nor shimmer in this gloss. Anyhow the scent does not in anyway smell like 'Caramel Shortcake' more like synthetic fruit and it tastes strangely very sweet. I'm not terribly over disappointed though as it only costed me £1.99.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes

 Yes, Raspberry & Cranberry wipes, which is something you don't see everyday..isn't it? :)

Good Things are a a relatively new brand and are available at Boots. They're free from a variety of ingredients like 'Parabens, Mineral Oils and SLS' etc.  If that's not enough they are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Honestly, this is one of the most yummiest cleansing wipes I've come across, I'm sure they just poured out fresh fruit juice on these. They do not smell synthetic in anyway, just really fresh and pure. I'm tempted to try out a load of their other stuff just for the smell.

Biodegradable too which is great for the environment but sometimes this just aggravates me, as the quality outcome is poor, being really small and thin. These wipes are the opposite, they're big and thick, which was really surprising and I like.

Cleansing qualities are great and leave you feeling super fresh and clean, but for me they didn't budge my makeup, which these wipes claim to do. I seriously didn't want to sit there scrubbing my face for hours, now that's not good for the skin.
I don't wear anything waterproof very often and I definitely didn't when I tested these out. 

For me I'll be sticking to my holy grail Johnson's wipes for makeup removing but I definitely love these for a quick freshen-a-up cleanse.

RRP is £3.49

Purchased at Boots

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 240 Galactic Mauve

I just love this shade, it's a obvious mauve tone and has the most pretty luminous micro gold sparkle to it. The texture also happens to be silky smooth, glide on lipstick style, the casing is also very... shall I say 'Posh' for Maybelline.  

Ok, there I'm getting on it, there's a big fat downside to this 'would of been a lovely lipstick' if it didn't reek of play-doh and taste oh so bitter. I'm not sure if I can get past it, Play-Doh really shouldn't be near the lips. These lipsticks are apparently enriched with honey nectar, so I was expecting a sort of honey scent, never this. I've seen a few other reviews comment about the bad taste/smell and in my opinion they're right. 

My first ever lipstick that was not kiddie style was from Maybelline and I always had a place in my heart for their lipsticks but this has definitely disappointed me. 

If they did sort out the weird, tasting and smelly lipstick thing, then I would definitely be purchasing more Colorsensational lipsticks but until then, no thank you.

RRP is around £6.99

Purchased at Superdrug

Monday, 11 October 2010

Next Cashmere Eye Palette

So while I was browsing in Next, I stumbled across some Makeup, of course most of these are the holiday gifts. As far as I know there are two versions of this 10 colour eyeshadow palette. I decided to go for the lighter one this time, as my collection has more darks of course. :)

The packaging is nice to look at, complete with a mirror and a bunch of applicators, the shades go from nudes to pretty autumn shades and seriously these shadows aren't bad at all! 

Texture wise they're brilliant, very soft and super blendable, with pigment that is also surprisingly descent, although the paler shades were pretty much hard to swatch obviously being my pale skin to blame and a few being a satin finish.

Anyhow my only complaint is that....once opened you have to use them up in 6 months, according to the the back of palette. Seriously I'd never finish a shadow palette in 6 months! Powdered cosmetics are usually the last things to go bad. 

I'd say for £5.00 they're worth it, but the 6 months thing aggravates me. Well I shall see if they go bad 6 months later!

Purchased at Next