Top six are the eyeshadows followed by the blusher, bronzer & highlighter.
Its a been awhile since I bought any face palettes but a couple of weeks I took advantage of a Boots No7 offer. Buy 2 products and receive a face palette for free. How could I refuse!
The packaging is sleek and simple. A black case with the No7 logo on it. The palette itself contains 6 eye shadows, 1 blusher, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter. There is a fair amount of products and a large mirror is a wonderful bonus. As a wearer of glasses I do appreciate a large mirror and the fact that the hinge goes completely flat makes it so much easier to go closer when you need it.
The eyeshadows are all very wearable with added shimmer to them and the colours are easy to blend. I did find that I had some slight fallout but the pigmentation is very good when building up the colour. I have been wearing the eyeshadows without using other eyeshadows. The Blusher is peachy coloured with a matte finish. The bronzer has a matte finish with no orange tones. Perfect for me! The highlighter is a champagne shade and is beautiful to use, it stayed on all day until I cleansed my face.
This is a versatile, pretty palette. It is perfect for everyday use or for travel if you need just one palette. I’m rarely disappointed by No7 products and it is a firm favourite already.
Summer is stepping away and Autumn is nearly upon us. Some people like to change their fragrances according to the changing of the seasons. I wear heavy, heady fragrances in the cooler months because you can notice them more but not in the summer as they can be too overpowering and you won’t be able to feel the different notes which makes fragrances so interesting.
One fragrance that I will be looking forward to wear in the Autumn is YSL Black Opium. I have to mention the bottle design first. It looks like a hip flask with the open glass middle. The texture of the bottle is like glitter all over the bottle, so tactile.
The opening is creamy, warm and sweet with a hint of vanilla. The dry down is full of coffee, musk and a hint of floral, particular jasmine. Later the vanilla is still there but woodiness is there too.
This fragrance can be worn in the chilly days or a warm summer evening. You can rock this fragrance in a leather jacket and jeans but it is also sophisticated enough to be worn with a sleek sexy dress. It is a beautiful fragrance.
It’s a been a while since I posted and I hope you enjoyed the hot, sizzling weather we have had in the UK!
I’ve been inspired by the light blue sky and sea and enjoying living on the coast of East Sussex. I also love the baby blue colour because of my newly born son!
I love Mavala nail polishes and you can’t go wrong with this colour. Lagoon is a beautiful light turquoise blue, it reminds me of the sea colour I have seen some days .As always I applied two coats of colour to my nails and applied base coat and top coat as well. For me it lasts a week without chipping.
I think of the Great Barrier Reef when I hear the name lagoon. It is a perfect summer colour.
Its the summer so there must be a new Escada limited edition EDT for me to buy!
This new EDT has the Italian coast as its inspiration to Escada. Of course it has the classic Escada packaging that to me sums up the summer. The bottle is long and shapely and the packaging has the fun, bright summer feel to it as always. I love it.
The first spray is sweet, fruity composition. The middle notes are fresh,juicy with watermelon at the fore. Strawberries is also there to give sweetness to the fragrance.The dry down is musky with a nutty feel to it.
This is a girly, flirty fragrance for the summer. When I wear this, I think of the sizzling sun, the sand between the toes and the shimmering turquoise water walking along a beach wearing a floating dress!
Now is the season for beautiful, bright colour for your nails. I go through my collection of nail polishes and look for the summer vibe colours. The yellows, pinks, turquoise, greens, corals and of course, reds.
When in Boots I bought my foundation and other bits from No7 and part of a deal was the No7 summer treat box. Inside you had four products including the full-size bottle of gel finish nail polish in the colour Grapefruit. I’ve never tried the gel finish range before so I had to give it a go!
The colour is a pale coral shade, its not too orangey or too pinky. It sits in between shades and gives a nice slight pastel colour. The brush is also worth a mention, too easy to work and apply with. No streaks with this brush. As always I gave it 2 coats as I like the full effect. The drying time was good and no smudges or fingerprints from touching your clothes!
Its been on my nails for 3 days and so far no chipping considering I have done some cleaning and washing so quite happy about that.
Its a pretty summer shade when you want some brightness for your nails.
From top: Fuchsia Flood, Blush Basin, Blush Ripple.
From Top: Blush Ripple, Blush Basin, Fuchsia Flood.
I do love my lipsticks. The pop of colour makes a world of difference to the face.
Burts Bees is best known for its skincare & body care but they have in recent times branched out to create lipstick collections. Burts Bees say they 100% natural and are formulated with moringa and raspberry seed oils. I bought three lipsticks, 2 from the satin range and 1 from the glossy range.
The packaging is a simple beehive design and the pattern allows you to see the colour. I bought a shade called ‘Blush Basin’. This is a nude shade which gives you a natural look. The second shade is ‘Fuchsia Flood’ which is a pink fuchsia. I have found the satin range to be quite moisturizing, non-drying and good colour staying power. They are also nicely pigmented and I didn’t experience any bleed through from the edges.
The glossy lipstick is in the shade ‘Blush Ripple’ which is a subtle red tone with slight golden shimmer. Its a lipstick but it looks like you have applied gloss. It gives a shiny, glossy look to the lips. Like the satin range, it moisturizes the lips very well but I did need to re-apply as it didn’t stay all day.
The range of shades is excellent so all tastes will be covered but I do think they are a bit pricey compared to L’Oreal or Max Factor lipsticks but they are often on offer in the shops.
You can tell summer is nearly with us. The trees are greener, the sun is warmer and the mood is happier!
Eau de Toilettes are perfect for the summer, light and not so heady compared to some perfumes. Elizabeth Arden have a collection of light, summery EDT scents called the Green Tea collection. The collection now comprises of 20 different scents. This collection should be perfect for me as I love green tea!
I have been using Green Tea & Honeysuckle EDT from the collection. The bottle is a elongated, flat bottle and decorated with flowers. The first spray is full of citrus fruits. Lemons, bergamot, a hint of lime and of course green tea. The dry down is white floral and freshness. Honeysuckle, jasmine, ylang-ylang are the floral highlights with a sweetness of peach. The base notes has a touch of warmth with musk but the one scent you feel throughout is the green tea. It is a EDT so lasting power is good, I can still feel it after a few hours so you can still refresh it with a few more sprays without overpowering or becoming heady.
It is a green scent. This would be a perfect match with a flowery dress for the summer daytime days. I think any age can wear this sweet, soft, summery scent. Go find a bottle and try it!