Saturday, 22 September 2012

Review: Dior Colour Designer: All-In-One Makeup palette

(the lip colours which are under the small Dior drawer)
Duty free purchase number two! Yes I know I'm a terrible person but they shouldn't put such beautiful products there for people like me to purchase... I suppose I 'had' to spend the dollars though.

The palette contains everything that you need to create whole look, the base products which it contains are the anticernes concealer in the shade beige clair/ light beige and the Diorskin nude natural flow powder in shade #032 Sable Rose. Unfortunately I haven't used used these products yet so I can't comment on them and my skintone. 

The blush is Diorblush #830 Rose Dragee, the pigmentation is very low giving a whisper of cool pink with a slight silver glitter. The eyeshadows which are in the palette contains pinks, plum, brown and a white (the shades listed are #852, #501, #689, #836, #959). 

There is also a mini Dior mascara which is Diorshow, its a really great mascara which adds alot of volume to lashes. However it is really difficult to get off my eyes so I don't really use it that much.

Under the main palette there is a small pull out drawer that opens up which has a mini crayon eyeliner in Noir #090 (black) and a mini crayon eyebrow pencil in Sable Sand #453 (slightly warm brown). There are also a few applicators and a sponge included in the drawer.

Overall I like the palete and it is well thought out with the majority of the colours suiting a variety of skintones. The quality of the products is lovely and you can tell that it is a high-end product as I'm used to using more drugstore products. My favourite thing about the palette is having all of the products together which makes it handy to carry round and for travelling.

I definately wish high-end make up was more affordable as I have list as long as my arm of the products that I want/ need to get hold off.


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Review: Benefit Bella Bamba Blush

I finally purchased Benefit Bella Bamba Blush, this is the ideal shade of blusher for me as I love coral colours.

It is describes as a '3D watermelon blush' and it aims to give the illusion of sculpted cheekbones. I'm not sure if it actually does this but I love the beautiful coral shade and the gold shimmer together giving a natural flush to the cheeks that isn't too obvious.

Another great thing about the blush is that it is really easy to blend in so if you accidentally got a little OTT on the blush you can easily get it to look normal on your cheeks.

As with most Benefit products, the packaging is just so cute. I love these boxes as you have the mirror which makes any on the go touch up's easier and an all-in-one box is so much easier to use. It also comes with the Benefit brush but I prefer to use my Real Techniques blusher brush.

I think I have a new favourite blush. Next on my list is a Nars blush but I'm not sure which one.
Do you have any suggestions and favourites?


Friday, 14 September 2012

Weekend Wishlist #007

This weeks wishlist is Topshop based. I'm currently loving there A/W range as I love big wooly knits and hats in the winter. The only thing that puts me off alot of the time is the prices but it always helps make it a little easier when you get student discount on them and when you can get a cheeky 20% every now and then.

I'm loving studs right now and saw this jumper and fell in love, I also love the pastel pink colour of the jumper as A/W time is normally all dark and dull. I also want a Glamorous clothing jumper which has the studs on the shoulders that I saw in Ark which is a fraction of the price.

Next up is another Topshop knit, the colour also drew me to this as it is again an unusual shade for the A/W season and could have a collared shirt added underneath to layer it up and a scarf added for them extra cold days/ nights. 

As soon as I saw this tee online I instantly fell in love. Floral patterns are definately my best friend through the summer and the winter, this could be worn throughout Autumn with a leather jacket or a hooded jacket with a pair of leggings and chelsea boots and then when it gets to Winter wooly tights from Primark (I love them!) can be added to make it better to wear in the weather. Also for £25 I think its an absolute bargain.

Next up is this adorable hat. As I said I love the winter and as I have short hair my head seems to get colder easier (it really does) and I just love being able to put a hat on, I also love fairisle print so might have to get my hands on this aswell. River Island always have great hats aswell for the winter, so do Topman which is where I got one from last Winter.

Last of all is the Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Palette, all the shades are perfect neutral shades and I love the size of the palette which makes it perfect for travelling. I've also heard other bloggers raving about the palette so I think as soon as my student loan comes in I'll have to make the purchase.

I hope you've all had a great week and have a wonderful weekend planned!
Whats on your wishlist this weekend?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Review: Very YSL Make-Up Palette

My first ever YSL purchase, all thanks to duty free at Sanford Airport. We were delayed by 2 hours coming home, so even though the duty free area was quite small it meant there was time to spend the extra dollars I had left over and purchase make-up and perfume. How perfect.

I fell in love with this YSL palette as soon as I set eyes on it, the pink casing was one thing which I loved. But as soon as I opened the palette I knew that I had to have it, the colours are just perfect and you can't ever have too much sparkle. 
The gorgeous fuchsia pink ultra-flat case has gold trimmings and the YSL logo in gold which adds something to the palette.

This gorgeous palette comes with four eyeshadows which are; Ombre Solo no4 violet - a deep aubergine shade, Ombre 5 lumières no9 taupe - a light taupe shade, Ombre 5 lumières no4 parme - a sparkly lilac and Ombre 5 lumières no8 rose - a sparkly pink colour. Two solid lip colours, a neon pink and a peachy pink shade and a blush in variation no14, a light peachy shade with sparkle. It also contains applicators for all products which is handy as it is meant to be a travel product.

All the eyeshadows are very pigmented and the lip shades give very good coverage, the blush is meant to flatter all skin tones, I'm quite fair skinned (other than being tanned at the moment) and it really works with my skin.

I can't remember the exact price of the product but I think from looking on the internet it was around $60 which is £37.50.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Life: Disneyworld

I'm baaaaack, I managed to get home from Disneyworld in one piece! After worrying that we were going to get hit by Hurricane Issac whilst we were out there, I ended up having the most amazing and unforgettable holiday ever. 
I spent the two weeks at All Star Movies Hotel and visited all the Disneyworld Parks, Seaworld, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Downtown Disney, Kissimmee, Cocoa Beach and various other places. I loved it so much, the weather was beautiful for the whole 2 weeks other than at least one thunderstorm and torrential rain shower a day. We had one day which was really bad weather because of Hurricane Issac but it could have been a whole lot worse.

The Cinderella Castle was the most beautiful thing ever, as soon as we entered Magic Kingdom on the first day I shed a tear because it was a dream come true and I never thought it was going to happen. Everything in Disney is just incredible and there is so much detail in everything, it certainly is the most magical and happiest place on earth. 

One of the highlights of the holiday was meeting the characters, yes you may think this is a little strange for a 21 year old to be doing but your in Disneyworld you have to do it! We met Mickey and Minnie various times in different locations, Russell and Doug from Up, Donald Duck with Chip and Dale (which I loved as Donald Duck is amazing and one of my favourite Disney characters so this made me really happy), Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Goofy (he loved me, gave me cuddles and kisses which made my boyfriend jealous once I was home as he loves Goofy).


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Life: I'm home

I haven't disappeared off this planet! On Monday morning I came home from Disneyworld Florida after an amazing two weeks and then I've been suffering from jet lag and came home to some very bad news, my lovely Ruby (dog) had passed away which has made these last few days even harder.

I have alot of pictures to share with you all and products that I picked up whilst I was over there after popping into Sephora (I was in love). I wish I'd picked up more but I invested in an iPad whilst I was over there aswell :)

I hope you've all been well, it's taking alot of used to being home especially with Ruby not being here. I need to get back to normality and to try and shake this jet lag off.

Love ox