Mac Cremesheen Creme Cup Lipstick Review

Saturday, 17 August 2013
After I'd checked in and got through security at Manchester airport and into duty free the first thing I did was make a mad dash for MAC.
The first thing that I picked up is one of the Cremsheen lipsticks in Creme Cup. I first tried this lipstick about a year as a friend had it, ever since then I've loved it and it's been on my humongous list of things to buy. I got it for around £12 (if I remember correctly) with it being in duty free. 
I'm a huge lover of pink lipsticks as I believe I only really suit more subtle and nude lipsticks (how much I envy those who look amazing with red lipstick!). The Cremesheen is my favourite finish from the mac lipsticks. I suffer from dry lips and this gives my lips moisture and stops lipstick from sticking to the dry patches on my lips. 

The lipstick is quite pigmented and does tend to last around 2 hours before having to reapply. It's so wearable and is my current go to lipstick, I personally think it looks amazing with a smokey eye and with a pink blush!
Whats your favourite Mac Lipstick???

Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser + Scrub + Mask Review

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Normaderm 3 in 1 cleanse, scrub is made up of ultra soothing agents and deeply clarifying clay to reduce the appearance of  imperfections, clears impurities and eliminates excess sebum. 
The product itself is a thick green/grey colour. When I first applied the product I was shocked at the size of the exfoliating beads in it, I've never seen any exfoliating beads of that size before! One of my favourite things about this product is that you can use it everyday as your face wash (as I do) but you can also leave it on to harden and it becomes a clay mask. So if I have a bit of spare time that day or my skins feeling rather dull I will leave it on for a bit of a treat. 
In my opinion I don't think this product will be appropriate for those with sensitive skin. It provides a good scrub to the face which I believe will be too harsh for those with sensitive skin. 
After use it leaves your skin feeling extremely toned and tight so you need to make sure you use a good moisturiser otherwise it would dry your skin out pretty quickly. 
After using this product for 2 weeks I have noticed a dramatic decrease in the amount of oil on my t-zone and how much longer my makeup is lasting without having to touch up. On top of that a lot of my blackheads have disappeared which I'm over the moon about, leaving my pores looking clearer and dare I say it, possibly smaller?? After using the product it leaves your skin with a natural matte finish to it, although this is only temporary. I really think I have found something amazing in this product. 

Monthly Favourites | July '13

Thursday, 1 August 2013
How fast is this year going?! It's August already, which means it's only 4 months until christmas, yay! So this is my first ever monthly favourites post. I've bought quite a lot this month and I haven't had the chance to write up about them on here with the amount of hours I've been working (I'm working 40+ next week :|). So I'll include these products in here and give them a short and sweet round up. 
Estee Lauder Bronze Godess Perfume
I picked this up on the plane home from Rome last week. Not only was it duty free prices on the plane they also had a 20% sale on all the products on board. So instead of paying the RRP of £45 I paid only £28! On the train home from Manchester I decided to look up the reviews on this product. Little did I know it's a limited edition perfume that comes out every summer and is highly sought after with a lot of people buying it in bulk so they can use it year round. The perfume itself is a mixture of coconut, mandarin, vanilla, amber tropical flowers and lemon. For me it smells like summer in a bottle, it's tropical and smells like late nights on the beach. I've received numerous compliments whilst wearing this perfume, with a couple of people even commenting on how 'sexy' it smells. Estee Lauder themselves do describe it as 'All heat. All Desire. All woman.'
Body Shops Strawberry Shower Gel & Body Butter
I've been a big fan of The Body Shop for years now and in particular the body butters. How I have only just got round to trying the strawberry range now I do not know. It is the most divine scent I have ever smelt on a body butter, it leaves me feeling and smelling amazing all day. I have found over the years that the different scents have different consistencies in the butters. This one in particular is quite a lot creamier and soft than the others and beautifully melts into the skin. I find that after shaving my legs can get quite dry so this helps to replace the moisture into my legs. The shower gel smells just as amazing and produces a lovely rich lather leaving me feeling really clean and fresh after the shower. People in my house have also commented on the smell left in the bathroom after I've used it. Also, when I went into the store these were on sale for half price each so I got them at a really good price. 
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine - Papaya
I was late getting onto the hi-shine bandwagon. So when I was in my local superdrug looking for a colour to wear for my holiday I instantly approached the Barry M stand. The formula itself is to die for! Easy to apply and leaves this amazing shine finish to your nails, I do find that you have to apply a few coats for this though. Papaya is a light orange colour which is easy to wear and looks lovely with a tan. 
Caudalie Divine Oil
I've been wanting to start using oils for a while now so when I seen that Caudalie (a brand that I have grown to love) had an oil that can be used on your body, face and hair all in one I just had to buy it. After I've showered I apply this oil to my body, my face then the ends of my hair. It locks moisture into damp skin, I suffer from KP on my arms and by using this oil it has greatly improved this condition. The only problem I find with this product is that it gets used up incredibly quickly. I limit the amount I use and still the amount I've used has gone down significantly in less than a week.

Breaking Bad 
Ok, so this one isn't beauty related but it's definitely been a favourite of mine this month. I don't think I have ever been as addicted to a TV show as I have with this. Although it's not my favourite TV series it is definitely been the one I've been enjoying the most recently. I find myself desperate to watch the episodes all day long, I have to prise myself away from the laptop/kindle/ipad and do the other jobs I have for the day. I've managed to get through 4 series in two weeks (I even have an episode playing in the background whilst I'm typing this up). Oh and please excuse my room, I've recently moved and it's hideously decorated, I'm currently in the process of stripping the wallpaper to get it decorated but I've taken a break to write this up!