Ok, so first things first, I'm going to apologize as I didn't take photos of this product before I started using it. I popped it in my makeup bag then a couple of days later remembered that I hadn't taken any snaps! Due to it being a rather innexpensive product, the packaging hasn't resisted very well (as you'll see in the third photo down!). Not that this is a major problem, I just personally think it's nicer when product reviews feature photos of when the item is freshly bought!
If you are aware of products that are a major hit in the blogging world, you'll know that I'm jumping on the bandwagon a tad late with this one. Sleek's Rose Gold blush is something that has been reviewed numerous times resulting in great feedback. This product has got a name for itself being thought of as a perfect dupe for the well known Nars Orgasm blusher. To put it simply, I agree. Not only that but it is also a hell of a lot cheaper. Not that I believe cheaper makeup is better/just as good as expensive makeup, but in some cases there really are some brilliant little gems, and this is one of them.
Retailed at £4.49, it really is a bargain. It's fairly hard to pick up in Superdrug, I had to look in a handfull of different stores until I actually came across it. However you can purchase it online, here.
The colours absolutely stunning, it has just the right amount of shimmer which is a great thing for me as I'm personally not too fond of face products with glitter in. It's very buildable too which is great dependant on how obvious you're wanting it to look.
Another thing that is very important in a blush is longevity, and this product ticks the box. I've applied it early on a morning, and upon return later in the day it's exactly how it was when first applied. There's no sliding around your face involved either!
Have you tried any of Sleeks products? I've heard quite good things about the eyeshadows so if you've had experience with them let me know!
Earlier in the week I went home for a few days. I'm fortunate to live in an absolutely beautiful place in the Countryside, it's so peaceful and picturesque. I actually think I forget how much I love it when I'm away at University, so when I come home I'm in my element! While I was home we were treated to some fabulous weather so what better time than that to take some photos. My garden is quite grand so I appologise in advance for the picture-heavy post!
My favourite book when I was a child was The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and my garden always reminds me of how I used to imagine the place in the story, when I was a child. That's the inspiration behind the photos; hence the post title.. (Also, look out for the lovely little hedgehog that was relaxing in our garden!)
Although it's now the colder A/W months, I'm pretty lucky with my skin and hate having a heavy base on it. Therefore I'm still finding foundation a bit too much for me. That's why this must-have product is remaining in my makeup bag. I've tried a few tinted moisturizers in the past, and I can't deny that I've never particularly been taken by them. However thanks to Nars that is now a completely different story.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is quite a recent product to the beauty world, and is available in nine different shades. What I think I love the most about this product is how pigmented it is. Along with that, you're able to build the coverage up to suit, and despite how much this may be, it sinks into your skin beautifully. I personally apply it with my hands and only use a small amount where needed, and it leaves me with a glowing, dewy outcome.
I purchases this from Space.NK in the shade 'St Moritz', a medium shade with warm yellow undertones. It's quite expensive, retailing at £27. However I personally think this price is more than acceptable for this fantastic product!
To add to all of this, it's great for your skin;
It's ingredients include..
- kopara ''natural polysaccharides that hydrate, condition and help encourage natural cell renewal''
- oceana saffron ''a plant known for its antioxidant and soothing properties''
- galaxaura ''a red deep-sea algae found in the islands’ lagoons that is known to be rich in calcium''
- vitamins A and E
- and beta-carotene
*Ingredients + descriptions gathered from the product page on Spake.NK's website, visible here.*
The only slightly critical thing I would say about this product is that if your skin isn't freshly exfoliated, after a while it clings to any dry patches on the skin. However if you ensure your skin is freshly scrubbed, that won't happen!
I highly recommend this product and it will remain in my makeup bag until the tube runs out...to which I will then re-buy! You can purchase it from Nars and Space.NK counters or on both their websites.
Just a quick post today guys! My nails are something that irritate me so much due to the fact they are so weak and peel like there's no tomorrow! I was quite ill last year and since then they just haven't been the same. I've tried various nail strengthening products but nothing's quite done the trick. However recently I've come across quite a few reviews of O.P.I Original Nail Envy, and heard endless praises of the product, so when I was in Boots today I decided to pick some up and give it a try.
Obviously the results won't be instant, so I'm going to test it for two weeks and then do a more in-depth post on it. Fingers crossed it does the job!
The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil's come in a variety of different shades, twenty-four to be precise, and are retailed at £13. I purchased Underground, a medium taupe brown shade with a slight metallic hint to it. I mainly wear this eyeliner when I am going for a brown smokey eye, for which I will also wear UD's 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner and the UD Naked Palette.
The eyeliner itself if just brilliant. I apply it on the morning, and upon return after a long day it's still there, no budging at all. I also love the fact you can smudge it to your heart's content, but I must add, only for a short while, after this there's no moving it! I absolutely adore the shade, I feel it really compliments the colour of my eyes and as a result makes them stand out.
I purchased this eyeliner in Sephora in France, however I will definitely be picking up more of these eyeliners in some other shades... I'm liking the look of 'Demolition' and 'Electric'.
Has anyone else tried this product? What did you think?