Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July 2014 Favourites

July 2014 favourites Nars Deep Throat, Essie Vermillionaire, Bourjois Another month down and what a lovely one its been we've had some amazing summer weather and July is my birthday month. These are the things I've been loving throughout July.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon Peach On The Beach
This has constantly been on my lips the perfect glossy mositurising  pinky peach lip balm perfect for summer. You can see it here on me. 

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
This is amazing I fell in love with this straight away the nice packaging, the ease at which it takes off your make up even mascara, it really is a joy to use. See my review here.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Mascara
This has been my mascara of choice in July my usual hasn't had a look in, it delivers length and volume in an instant. See it in action here.

NARS Deep Throat Blush
I adore this blush the perfect pop of colour on your cheeks not too subtle but not too in your face either, its such a pretty shade and when I rediscover it I just can't stop reaching for it all my other blushers don't get a look in. See swatches here.

Essie Vermillionaire nail polish*
I love this colour its the perfect shade for summer and the perfect toe nail colour, you can see it on me  here.

Do you share any of my favourites? What are yours?

Monday, 28 July 2014

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Gobi blog review
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Gobi blog review
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Gobi
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Gobi swatch
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Gobi on face blog review pale skin
Just look at this little bottle of heaven this has been a long awaited purchase I've had it on my wishlist for so long now,  not sure whether I should part with the £30.50, after getting colour matched a while back I decided to take the plunge and treat myself with some of my birthday money, and I'm so glad I did.

What they say 

A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin's brightness and texture.
  • For normal, normal-to-dry and dry skin types
  • Hydrates for softer and smoother skin
  • Contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin's radiance and tone
  • Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free. 

What I think

As with everyone the disappointing thing about this is the lack of pump, for £30.50 I think it justifies a pump, if you want the pump it costs you an extra £3. I love the simplicity of NARS packaging the glass jar and matte black lid, but it doesn't stay looking this pretty for long the lid is like a magnet for foundation laden finger prints, much like the blushers if you want to keep it looking pristine a regular wipe would be needed.
Shade range
This comes in 21 shades with a range for all skin tones they come in  light, medium, medium dark and dark, having at least four in each category. That is what separates higher end foundations to drugstore foundations you're more likely to find your perfect match as they have a much more extensive shade range, my shade for reference is Gobi which is light 3.

Application & Results
I apply this by dotting it around my face and blending with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. It blends seamlessly and feels weightless on the skin as if you aren't wearing foundation at all. The above picture shows the foundation without any powder, as you can see it isn't as glowy as the name would suggest I'd say the finish was a semi matte medium coverage finish.The lasting power is great too I wore this recently on a ridiculously hot day and it still looked good a good 6 hours plus later when normally my other foundations would be looking a little worse for wear.
The Verdict 
If you're after a really natural looking foundation which doesn't feel heavy this may be the one for you, the lasting power is great, it doesn't contain SPF so great for a night out if there will be lots of flash photography. This really is good skin in a bottle.

Price: £30.50
Size: 30 ml 
Availability: Space NK,  Look Fantastic, House of Fraser 

Have you tried this? What's your favourite foundation?

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

 The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector, £11 for 100ml link

You know when a product you love and once relied upon stops cutting the mustard, well this happened to me, I loved my Soap & Glory Hand Food for many years but all of  a sudden it just wasn't working I had these weird dry patches on my knuckles and no matter how much I applied they weren't budging.  

In stepped this amazing stuff The Body Shops Hemp Hand Protector, it was literally love after first application, it set to work straight away on my dry knuckles and after  a couple of uses they were gone. The cream is very rich  you only need a small amount, the smell is very medicinal  and may put others off but for the results I don't care, I like to apply this just before I go to sleep to let it sink in and get to work overnight and by morning you are left with super soft hands, its not something you need to use everyday as after  just one use will give your hands a moisture injection they are requiring.  This for me is a year round essential but I can imagine it will come into its own in winter, so if you're after something this autumn winter to banish dryness in an instant, this is definitely the one for you. 

Have you  tried this? What did you think?

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