NOTD - Models Own Review

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

I'm sorry I haven't posted in such a long time, I've been working so much overtime and did over 24 hours just this weekend! 
When I got my Selfridges beauty box a couple of months back I received this Models Own nail polish. It's bubblegum from the new ice neon range. I love the frosted bottle. Initially I was taken aback by the brightness of this nail varnish but I thought I'd give it a go.
I only own one other nail varnish by Models Own as I have to order them online and this just boosts the price up. I find that these apply really easily with minimum streaking. They only began to chip around 4 days later which in my opinion is quite impressive! 
Models Own Bubblegum - £5 Models Own

NARS Cactus Flower Blush - Review

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
I got a bit excited when I first got this product and forgot to take a picture before I used it! Now I'm looking at it though it does show the gold in this blusher more where you can see where the products been used. No matter how many photos I took I couldn't quite seem to catch the brightness of this blush. In real life the colour in the pan looks scary to use it's that bright!
I love how thin this product is, making it incredibly easy to blend! Surprisingly it's not greasy either. This products gives a really natural glow and when caught in certain lights you can see the golden speckles on the cheeks. The pigmentation is amazing and I find that it does tend to last me all day long.
When applied to the cheeks it turns into a lovely coral colour (which I'm addicted to at the moment). I found that the best way to apply this is by using my fingers, any brushes I used just didn't seem to give me an application that I was happy with. The only downside I find with this product is, which is typical of nars, the price. Priced at £21.50 you could say that it is quite pricey but the pan is huge and I believe that this will last me for a very long time!
Nars Cactus Flower Creme Blush - £21.50 Nars

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - Review

I have seen so much hype over this product within the blogging community, making me instantly happy when I saw that this was included in the Selfridges Beauty Box I had ordered. As well of this it is an apparent favourite of Victoria Beckham who applies it over her makeup for a glowing complexion! I've had a facial mist before, I do enjoy them but they never seem to stay as a staple in my makeup/beauty routine, I don't exactly class them as essential.
I have read so many reviews and the opinions on the smell of this product seem to be all over the place, some love it, some hate it and some just tolerate. The spray contains grape, orange blossom, rose, organic balm mint and rosemary. I personally, don't mind the smell but I wouldn't say I'm exactly a fan either.
It claims to "smooth features, tightens pores, and gives the complexion a burst of radiance. An excellent base for make-up, this water awakens the skin in the morning and livens it up before a night out". To be honest I haven't experienced my pores being tightened. It does make my face feel refreshed upon applying it and I suppose you could say that it does give me a slight 'glow'. 
I will take this on holiday with me as I can imagine it being extremely refreshing in the heat. I wouldn't repurchase this at it seems a lot of money for what the product itself is. 
Caudalide Beauty Elixir - £32

Rome wishlist #1

Friday, 7 June 2013

I've managed to put together a few outfits over the past month for Rome and have already bought a lot for the trip. However, I seen this dress the other day and fell in love! As soon as I saw it all I could think about was how much I would love it with the Zara mini shopper (which I've just realised has sold out now on the website *sad*). 
I seen these shoes on the Topshop website before when I was browsing, I'm thinking of buying them but they look extremely similar to the white t-bar shoes I bought from there last month so I'll have to think twice about it first. 
Has anyone been to Rome and could recommend any sensible clothing to take with me?