Thursday, 29 September 2011

Face and Hair of the Day

I haven't done one of these posts in forever.  Today I decided to let the wave free in my hair and it's the first time I have in probably about a year.  I do like it but it requires more maintenance for the upkeep of it.  The lazy girl in me loves my straighteners as once my hair is straight I can go for about 3 days without further washing.  Score!!

Now for the makeup.  I'm not loving facial photos any more as now I see how old I am getting!!

The years are catching up with me!!

Products used:

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Foundation in 01
Benefit Rush Hour on cheeks with Benefit Coralista on top
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Clinique Long Last Lipstick in 27 Soft Bloom

Painterly Paint Pot from Mac
Vex eyehadow from Mac
Patina Eyeshadow from Mac
Estee Lauder Sumptious mascara in black

I love this eyeshadow combo at the minute.  What is your favourite eyeshadow right now?

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

28th Day Giveaway - Win Sleek Makeup!!

I have decided to hold a small giveaway on the 28th day of each month.  This is my first one and I and also running it in conjunction with my Youtube channel.

I will be announcing the winner on the next 28th Day Giveaway video.

This month I am giving away 2 Sleek Pout Polishes, both brand new and sealed.  The colours are Pink Cadillac and Electro Peach.

Sorry about the upside down pics but Blogger is refusing to show them the right way up.  You get the idea:)

To be in with a chance of winning you have to be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below to let me know you want to be entered.

For an extra chance of winning go to my Youtube channel and subscribe (if you haven't already) and leave me a comment on this video.

The competition is open to everyone.

Thanks for entering and good luck!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Current Skincare Routine

I thought I would share with you the products I am currently loving for my daily skincare routine.

Firstly we have the cleansers:

They are from left to right:

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Daily Gentle Facial Cleanser.  Yes, it's name is a bit of a mouthful but the cleanser itself is lovely.  I use this every morning in the shower.

Bioderma Crealine H2O.  This is my night time cleanser.  I don't use water for cleansing at bedtime and this is what I reach for the most.  I have to have it shipped from France which is a bit of a pain but it's great for removing all traces of makeup including eye makeup.  It even removes the tubing mascaras that are supposed to be only removed with water.  I bought mine from here.  I usually buy 2 or 3 at a time to save on the hassle.

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Natural Glow Facial Towelettes.  Again a bit of a mouthful but these are what I reach for when I want to get to bed in hurry.  They remove all traces of makeup, including eye makeup (but not tubing mascara) really quickly and thoroughly.

Both the Yes To Cucumbers products were sent to me for review purposes and can be bought here.  I will definitely be buying more of these.

Now the toner:

It is the No7 Soft and Soothed Gentle Toner for Normal/Dry skin.  As you can see I have almost finished this bottle.  I am fast becoming a fan of the No7 skincare.  It works and it is totally affordable especially when they have their 3 for 2 offers or the £5 vouchers.

Next we have serums:

From left to right is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.  Sorry the lighting isn't great on this one.  I use this every night at bed time.  I have yet to buy a full sized version of this but I'm running through all my sample sizes at a rate of knots.  This is scary as this serum does not come cheap!!  You can view it here.

In the mornings I use the No7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum.  I bought the 200ml bottle of this and I am also currently using up a sample size of the Protect and Perfect Intense Beauty Serum.  Both can be viewed on the Boots website here.

Next we have eye cream and lip balm.

I have been loving the Skin Science Bio Active Eye Contour Complex Cream.  Again, this was sent to me for review purposes.  I will not be repurchasing this because of the hefty price tag £75.00!!  But I am loving it and making sure I get the full benefit of every last drop.

My lip balm I am reaching for most at the minute is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15.  I love this stuff and as you can see from the picture I am almost done.  It can be purchased at Boots too here.  I think I'll be trying the sheer tint version next.

Finally the moisturisers:

Again from Boots No7 from left to right Protect and Perfect Night Cream and Day Cream SPF 15.  I love both of these creams, a little goes a long way and as I mentioned previously they are great value when Boots have offers on them.  Unfortunately though, now that they have launched Protect and Perfect tailored for different age groups, I am now using the wrong ones.  I should be using the intense version of these.  That will have to wait until I have used these up though.  They can be bought from here.

What are your current skincare favourites?

Monday, 19 September 2011

Current Nails

My nails are in pretty good shape at the moment.  So I am taking full advantage of the situation and I am sporting a french manicure.

I'm pretty sure I will have some breakage soon though.  This is about as good as it gets and my thumb nail on my right hand has already given up the ghost.

Not to worry though.  That's what I love about nails - they will always grow back!!

What are you wearing on your nails at the moment?

Friday, 2 September 2011

RIP Nars Sabrina

As you can see from the photographic evidence below, my Nars Sabrina has met with a messy end.

 I am sad about the loss of this lovely lip balm, but I'm afraid that it is now beyond "normal" use.  I am going to have to perform a depotting exercise on this in the very near future.  If I don't, I am afraid that on pressing it to my lips it will fall off and land on the floor, being completely lost to me forever:(

As you can see from the next picture it is decidedly wonky!!

However, it has had a good life and has been well loved.  Here is another picture to prove that:

It has been well reduced in the tube.  I am sad though that this item is no longer avaiable:(

Have you ever loved and lost a discontinued item of makeup?


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