Monday, 16 April 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Hello lovelies!!

Just a quick post because I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by TWICE in the last week by the lovely ladies Rianne, and Chelsea. Thank you very much girls, I'm still pretty new to all this, and these awards seem like a great way to network and get some of the newbies known, so very much appreciated. Thank you to those following me also, and reading my rambles and reviews :-)


1. Nominate fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers that have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.

My 7 random facts:

1. I'm left handed (all geniuses are)
2. I've been ran over by a car... twice!
3. I'm lucky enough to work in a job where I read about cosmetics all day, and also get some freebies, allowing me to test them out and write reviews to all you lovely people
4. When I was a little girl, I once dressed up as Baby Spice for a school disco (but who didn't want to be Baby Spice when they were 10 years old?!)
5. I recently learnt to snowboard and can't wait to go again next year
6. I'm a really awful singer
7. I love KFC gravy :-)

I have nominated the following blogs for this award, in no particular order

Monday, 9 April 2012

Happy Easter!!!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and ate so much food that you couldn't move! Just thought I'd post a little pic of Easter girly cuteness!! :-)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker - pH Powered Bronzer

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer is said to feature a pH Power complex, which senses your natural pH level and adjusts in sixty seconds to the perfect shade for your skin (blah blah blah). So, of course, when I read this I thought, 'yeh right?!', and I just had to test it out!

When I got the compact, I couldn't believe how cute it was! You open it up to find a nice sized mirror, a beautiful shimmering powder that when lifted, nicely cases a brush applicator underneath, and my most favourite part of all, the LED LIGHT! It has a tiny switch by the side of the mirror to turn the very handy little light on and off. Just brilliant.

When applying the bronzer I found that you couldn't really see it too well, but then it ACTUALLY DOES ADJUST and gets a little darker... like magic ;-)

It definitely takes longer than sixty seconds to change, but the colour it gives is a really nice bronzing glow. I usually use bronzer to contour the face and add definition to the cheek bones, but this is more of an all over bronzer, to illuminate and add colour to the whole face and neck, and the lovely soft bristled brush provided makes application nice and easy. Therefore it hasn't replaced my beloved MAC Bronzer, but I do love to take this out (yes, another one of my handbag essentials) as it is great for a little pick-me-up at the end of a long day at work. My only complaint about this product is that the powder is a little too loose, so when you rub the brush over it, it tends to dust powder everywhere and sometimes on your clothes if your not careful.

It is hypo-allergenic. fragrance free, paraben free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist approved, to be nice and kind to your skin also!

Two shades are available: Light Bronzer (the one I have); and Bronzer.

Further available in the pH Matchmaker range are a Blush in shades Natural, and Rose; and a Lip Gloss in shades Pink, and Light Pink, and before you ask, yes it also has a little LED light and a mirror :-)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Spring Nails...

So, I added a few Spring shades to my ever growing nail polish collection, and I just couldn't decide which one to try first, so I tried them all!!

Products used...
O.P.I Nicki Minaj Nail Lacquer - Did It On 'Em
Nails Inc Nail Polish - Holland Park Avenue
Butter London Spring/Summer 2012 Collection 3 Free Nail Lacquer - Bossy Boots
Zoya Professional Lacquer - Kristen 

Let me know what you think! I'm loving these shades, my favourite is Zoya, Kristen, it applies really nicely with a gorgeous colour. 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Too Faced Natural Kiss

So, I was lucky enough to get my hands on Too Faced Natural Kiss Neutral Lip Color Collection. It's a cute, portable palette containing four shades in cream, gloss and shimmer finishes that are said to complement any skin tone. The palette features a nice, big built-in mirror and a lip brush, for easy application on-the-go. The formulas are hydrating, apply nice and smooth for even coverage, and are relatively long-lasting.

I think this is going to be one to add to my handbag essential collection!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

RMK Sprinkling Colors

I'm loving the bright colour collections that are popping up this Spring. One of which I came across recently is RMK Sprinkling Colors, the new collection for Spring/Summer 2012.

It features Sprinkling Eyes, a four shaded palette designed to create three different looks. The palette contains a creamy base, and three powder colours in different shades and textures to use on top of the base. The gliding base is designed to magnify the lucent, pearlescent powder for a clear shimmering finish to open up the eyes. It is available in shades 01 Brown, 02 Green, and 03 Gray.

Sprinkling Cheeks is a duo for the cheeks with a base colour to be applied first to correct the skin tone, and a powder to be applied on top. The two hues are said to work together to deliver a soft, crystalline finish. Available in three shades, 01 Pink, 02 Orange, and 03 Brown

A selection of four new shades have been added to the Irresistible Lips C collection, two of which are seasonal limited edition shades - 26 Natural Beige Pink, 27 Orange, EX-04 Beige (Limited Edition), and EX-05 Rose (Limited Edition).

Four new vibrant Spring shades of Nail Color EX are available - P-27 Holographic Orange, P28 Holographic Coral Pink, P-29 Holographic Blue, and P-30 Holographic Purple. The nail polish is infused with polarized pearl to give a clear glimmering finish.

A new addition to Ingenious Natural Eyes is 07 Purple. The eyeshadow quad palette is said to have a special formula the prevents each eye colour from obstructing another shade when blending for a vibrant, bright finish.

Ingenious Powder Eyes is available in two new shades inspired by Sprinkling Colors - SH-09 Gold, and SH-10 Greenish Gray.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Spotty Spotty!!

A little inspiration taken from the Irregular Choice shoes.... 

I managed to do the spots with a toothpick! They are not particularly even, but still, not bad for a first attempt ay! - Also please ignore the blob on my thumb... forgot to sort that out before the picture, d'oh! 

The red I used is L'Oréal 307 Target Red, and any French manicure white polish is fine for the little spots :-)