So what do we all think of Concrete Mixer - the new must-have shade for spring?
31 January 2011
So what do we all think of Concrete Mixer - the new must-have shade for spring?
29 January 2011
If you have a lot of beauty products you will know storage is a big deal and the only way of feeling organized! I'm personally always on the look out for nice quality storage drawers or boxes though for some reason they normally aren't that cheap!
However while having a browse in Matalan this week (something I rarely do) I found two lovely storage boxes in the home section for £5 each.
Which to me is a really great price especially for the size and quality of them! I did also notice they came in a cream and also a more natural rattan shade - which would be perfect as living/dining room storage.
For the time being while I'm still sorting out my main bedroom they are just going to sit on top of my wardrobe with items them always seem to clutter things up - like bulky skincare products and magazines.
As for what they are made from - they are material lined and quite sturdy, so can take quite a bit of weight. With an almost woven exterior with hard wearing plastic handles that have nice stitching detail to them.
For £5 each I am more than happy with my new storage!
28 January 2011
Applying the mask...
When I applied this for the first time to my horribly congested skin it actually felt like it was drinking the cream up by the second! It was so soothing and cooling that all I wanted to do was sit back and relax.
27 January 2011
Hope you liked this peek into what's behind the blog!
26 January 2011
Best of Beaute
Simple and to the point - which is my kind of blog. Best of Beaute' is full of great reviews on low to high end beauty products. Also lots of lovely Nail of the Day posts which really do show off Cecilia's photography skills.
Visit Best of Beaute here.
A website site totally dedicated to organic lip products - From the full range of Burt's Bees to the cute Badger Balms and vintage inspired Figs & Rouge lip pots. With a good range of brands there is something for everyone. With the huge plus of having Free UK delivery on all orders.
See my review of some Super Smoocher products here or visit there website.
The one thing that keeps me up to date with my favourite blogs and finding new ones is Bloglovin'. I actually don't think I could be without it now. You basically sign up for a free and start adding the blogs you currently read. Every time one of your favourite blogs has a new post it will come up in your timeline with a little preview of the post so that you can read it. Once read you can either 'like' it or click on the icon to show you have read it so that it's removed from your timeline.
You can also look as the most popular post in all different categorizes like Fashion, Food & Drink, Beauty & Lifestyle and see what up-coming blogs there are.
To visit Blog Lovin' click here.
25 January 2011
So as I was half watching/half daydreaming I started to wonder what the beauty industry would be like, in say - 2020... as you do when at the theatre. A date not stupidly far away but enough to see big changes!
Source - Renata Veiga
My first thought was I'd like to see Pantone create a bespoke range of makeup products - mainly as Pantone is the biggest colour matching system in the world (think Dulux paint matching service but 10x better) meaning they can create any shade you want. Which would mean you could custom make your own palettes online, covering the whole colour spectrum. I'm really not selling this well but just imagine picking a 12 pan palette from the Pantone Colour Chart below - just amazing!
I mean really we are so far advanced that yesterday I was watching HD 3D TV yet if I wanted to go into a highstreet beauty store and test abit of foundation on my skin I'd also be probably get the added bonus of abit of E. coli in there too!
But there is actually a solution - which I hope we WILL see by 2020!
Sachets of makeup samples (like the ones that come free stuck inside magazines, ofcourse in more shades than 'sand' or 'beige') for lipstick, lip gloss, foundation, moisturizer...basically any liquid or soft product. So instead of the constantly open used products festering all types of bacteria, there would be rows of sample sachets that could be taken to the till to be scanned for free (so only one sample per person per shade/type) to be taken home or so you could go back to the stand and actually apply it to see what you think, there and then.
Ofcourse the idea is abit flawed with not being able to put any powder based product in a sealed sachets..but I'm sure 9 years is long enough to come up with a good solution for any retailer.
But really, how good would that be...knowing the product was totally safe and hygienic to apply to the lips, eyes or face with the added benefit of having the choice to take the sample home to try out.
Also having every beauty product sealed by 2020 would be great - no more going home only to find you bought a used lipstick!
As for nasty beauty clearance sections in shops that are so so unhygienic, the solution would be similar to the measures TK Maxx half-heartedly have in place already. Housing each product in it's own clear case so that it can't be tested. But this would be for every item in the clearance section - so however un-organized it became there would be no opened or broken products.
Product wise I am really hoping SLS free shampoo, shower gel and bath products will be alot more available than they are now - not just Naked Bodycare in Boots & Sainsburys!
Acetone-free nail polish wipes would be great...I'm thinking the size of face wipes.
Also high factor sunscreen that only needs to be applied once for the entire day would be good.
I also would love too see alot broader shade ranges to highstreet/drugstore foundation and concealers not the '6 shades to suit all skin tones' that is still so common!
As for technology/ideas that I don't want to evolve anymore than they already have...
|Source - Retail Week|
Another product/idea that I don't know the name of is the little piece of plastic that you insert into your makeup product (in a little slot at the top) when you first open it and it counts down the months until it expires. I have a Cargo lipgloss that has one of these little gizmo's in and it's just pointless as I use the lip gloss maybe once a week, if that...therefore I will not be throwing it away in 4 more months just because the little do -dar in the top is telling me it's 'off'.
Last but not least I really hope the Advertising Standards Authority wake up and realize that all the mascara adverts with 'last inserts' are just out of order and stop allowing such fakery!
There is so much more I could ramble on about that I would love to see in 2020, but I won't.
Would really love to hear all your creative ideas on what you would love to see in the future!
24 January 2011
- Nude colour nail polish
- Black nail polish
- An old cosmetic sponge or cheap kitchen sponge
- Multi Glitter nail polish
Next, paint the black nail polish onto one side of the sponge.
22 January 2011
As for the quite large bottle of Philosophy Inner Grace Body Spritz, I purchased that on clearance for £3 from the RRP £21.00. Thinking back I really should of got afew of these as the scent really is beautiful for spraying onto clothes or as a light scent on the skin.
With a saving of over £30 this definitely deserved the 'Steal of the Week' slot!
21 January 2011
|The mask after 5 minutes starting to dry around the sides|
20 January 2011
Really great it you just want to purchase one lip balm or lip gloss and not have the normal standard £3.95 delivery price to pay like other websites.
Here are afew of the lip products I have tried so far from the website...
This actually comes in two flavours in little glass pots with metal screw top lids - Strawberry and Raspberry. Both equally perfect for summer and carrying around in your handbag.
The Hurraw! Lip Balms actually come in 16 different flavours! From Almond to Root Beer there is something to suit every one's taste. They also have quite an American feel to them with the packaging, flavours and the little turny up thing...which is because they are infact made in Montana! Anyways back to the Black Cherry Lip Balm in question...this actually reminds me so much of my childhood when I use to eat Maraschino Cherries by the dozen straight from the jar, just that lovely strong scent of juicy cherries. This applies really softly and glides onto the lips giving just a sheer wash of colour, which is quite subtle.
Figs & Rouge Peppermint & Tea Tree Lip Balm £3.45
This is another amazing 100% organic lip balm that really seems to do everything - it can be used on the lips, face and body...really great as a cuticle cream or on the elbows and of course on the lips!
19 January 2011
|Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen SPF 30|
|Bottom upwards - Essential Lip Brush, Smokey Eyeliner Brush, Eye Colour Brush, Precision Eyeliner Brush and Blend & Contour Brush.|
|Damp enlarged Flawless Finish Sponges|
|Mineral Loose Powder Blusher in Soft Damson|
Feel free to ask any questions on the products mentioned of course!