Sunday, 26 October 2014

Recent purchases

I went a little lip product crazy when I last went shopping, oops. Anyways I thought I'd do a first impressions on the items I bought.

Top to Bottom:
Calvin Klein in Desire; Maybelline in Sweet Bordeaux;
Miss Sporty in Kiss Me; Bourjois in Violine Strass;
Rimmel in Cherryicious
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Cherrylicious
I love love love the name of this product and the colour is super pretty, it's a red colour with brown undertones. It has a few shimmers in it but they don't come up on your lips much. Price: £6.49

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Violine Strass
This is my first ever product by Bourjois and I've got to say there packaging is so beautiful honestly. I am impressed by this colour but only in terms of the colour as it doesn't last long on the lips, probably only an hour or two. Price: £7.99

Calvin Klein's Creme Lipstick in Desire
It's a beautiful purple and smells really fruity. It applies so smoothly and is really creamy and moisturising. Price: £13.50

Miss Sporty Perfect Color Lipstick in Kiss Me 036
I already have 'vintage look' in the same range, but was disappointed with the colour colour is a light red purple shade. It does have a strong smell to it, but the smell goes when you apply it. Price: £2.59

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in 380 Sweet Bordeaux
It looks a deep red but applies as a bright red. I was slightly disappointed by this, but nevertheless I will still use this. The packaging is slightly holographic and looks super cool. Price: £6.99

Top to Bottom:Revlon in New York Scene;
Revlon in Berry Allure;
Revlon in Super Natural 
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Berry Allure and Super Natural
My sister owns Super Natural and I was always stealing hers because it looks super natural on your lips, you can barely tell its on and plus its not sticky so I thought it was time for me to own one. Berry Allure is a plum colour but applies slightly lighter. Nevertheless I'm happy I purchased these lip glosses. Price: £6.99

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in New York Scene
It looks a plum red but applies slightly lighter, so it looks super natural on my lips. Its really thin and I didn't expect that but it dries after a while and looks oh so good. Price: £7.99

Top to Bottom: Shooting Star, Out of This World, Eclipse, and Aurora 
Rimmel Apocalips in Eclipse, Out of This World, Aurora and Shooting Star
Eclipse is the darkest colour in the range, so far so pleased. It's staying power is good but it does tend to bleed so it's advisable to use with a lip liner. Price: £6.49

Nazia xo

Monday, 20 October 2014

Autumnal Lip Products and Swatches

It's finally autumn; the days are getting darker and I finally have a reason to wear dark lips (not that it's stopping me any other time of the year).

I thought I'd show you my top 5 picks for autumn, I've been loving these a lot lately. I have previously done a lip product collection here and here.

First off is MUA Matte Lipstick in Wild Berry, it's a rich berry colour however comes out as a slightly dark purple on your lips. I layer it on so it goes on a bit darker but that's just my preference. It is matte and feels super creamy on the lips and only costs a £1 which an absolute bargain. Next on my list is the shade 30 by Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss (£5.49), it smells lush and is a deep red purple colour. It is supposed a MAC Rebel dupe but I'm not certain of this as I'm yet to own that MAC lipstick. This colour is my absolute favourite and I haven't stopped wearing it since I bought it! Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede in 035 Backstage (£8.99) is a dark berry colour. It has a few shimmers in it, but they can't be seen much. It's staying power is absolutely fabulous as it lasts a long time and it doesn't bleed unlike other lipsticks I own. Fourth on my list is NYC Twistable Lip Color in 031 Gramercy Park Plum (£3.49). It lasts a long time but does tend to fade after 5-6 hours. It is a deep purple colour and applies as sheer, but like many other lipsticks can be applied to make it look heavier. Lastly I have a Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in 005 Crush (£7.99). This is another purple colour. It applies unevenly and does tends to cling to dry parts to your lips. My only criticism of this product is that it has a minty smell to it, that prevents me from wearing it usually.

Left to right: Revlon in Crush, NYC in Gramercy Park Plum,
Revlon in Backstage, Shade 30 by Rimmel London
and MUA's Wild Berry
Nazia xo

Friday, 17 October 2014

My Mascara Collection and Review

First off, I'm just going to say that I do own a sh*t load of mascaras that don't get enough love that they need, but to be honest I do go through phases of using a specific one so I guess that's okay.

Natural Collection WaterGuard Mascara: This mascara is supposed to be waterproof, and it may just be me, but this is definitely not waterproof. Even still, I do find it good to use as way to build up my lashes and make them look longer. Price: £1.99

Natural Collection LashBuild Mascara: This one does do what its made for. It certainly does lengthen my lashes, but you do have to be patient with it otherwise you'll end up with spider lashes. Natural collection mascara packaging is white though which can be a hassle as the packaging does end up a bit dirty, with it living in one of my many makeup bags. Price: £1.99

Rimmel London Volume Flash The MAX Mascara: This mascara is unfortunately discontinued but was roughly around the £7 mark I think. It really separates out my lashes; I use this for a natural look and it works absolutely brilliantly, though I think it wouldn't do the thick lash look. It does lengthen my lashes though.

Rimmel London Scandal'Eyes Show Off Mascara: The wand of this mascara does look quite frightening but I just apply it as I do normally and it makes my lashes super long and long. It is definitely worth the price. Price: £6.99 

Miss Sport Pump Up Booster 24 hour Waterproof Mascara: I absolutely love miss sporty mascara and was definitely not disappointed when I bought this mascara. It lengthens and thickens my lashes and was most definitely waterproof; it would often take me a while to take this mascara off - it refused to budge! Plus, its under a fiver so what's not to love about it. Price: £3.99

Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara: This mascara does do what it says! It makes my lashes look super long and nice and oh so fake and would recommend this mascara 100%! Price: £11.99

Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black Mascara: This product was a lot smaller than I expected, nevertheless works the best. The fact that the wand is small means that it can easily brush through all my lashes, making them super thick. I prefer pairing this mascara with another one. Plus, the packaging is super cute. Price: £4.99

L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara: The main reason I don't like using this mascara is mostly because of the smell, its a weird kinda smell that isn't unpleasant but is rather off putting. Apart of that, it is fabulous. It applies so easily, making my lashes longer and thicker and its packaging is so nice and looks really elegant. Price: £10.99

Comment below any suggestions, Nazia xo

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Brow Product Review

Rimmel London Brow This Way;
Maybelline Brow Drama;
Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil

 Rimmel London Brow This Way: I have this in the colour 'Mid Brown'. This is supposed the dupe for Benefit's Gimme Brow, however the application brush is quite large compared to that of Benefit's. The product can be easily applied too heavily, therefore a light hand is the best way to use it unless you're going for the strong brow look. I feel like this is the perfect colour for me and you get a lot of product in the little tube amazingly. Price: £3.99

Maybelline Brow Drama: This is in the colour 'Dark Brown' The brush itself is quite small and is in a different shape, and so I was hesitant to use this product. However this allows you to have precise application of the colour. I am not a big fan of the formula though because it does feel rather drying. Price: £4.99

Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil: I accidently bought this in 2 different shades as I like to have a backup of my staple products. The colours I have are 'Dark Brown' (001) and 'Black' (001). To be fair, I have quite dark eyebrows so it doesn't really affect me which one of these I use. The pencil can be used with a light hand, to look natural, and can be built up to a darker, more defined colour. I absolutely love this product and have been using it for a year and a half, and simply cannot recommend it enough! Price: £2.99

Comment below any suggestions, Nazia xo

Friday, 10 October 2014

Fit Me Foundation and Stick Review

I bought the foundation in the shade soft honey (315) a few months ago and the foundation stick, also in the same colour, recently. I apply the foundation religiously with my stippling brush and it blends in so quickly, giving a flawless look. I bought the foundation stick, not really looking up reviews and so I had high hops for it. I found that it tends to move quite easily when I apply it so I dab it with my brush now in order to blend it in, which is quite a lengthy process. Also, it is supposed a 'no shine foundation stick' which I disagree with strongly. It seems to make my face look even more shiny. Due to this, I use the foundation stick as a concealer/first base/first layer of foundation and then I wear a layer of the fit me foundation. I have found this way a lot easier and it makes my foundation flawless. However I do have to say that throughout the day my foundation does tend to cling to my imperfections, but this can be easily fixed by applying a layer of translucent powder. I highly recommend the foundation, but not the stick unless you want to use it as a concealer.
Fit Me Foundation price: £7.99
Fit Me Foundation Stick price: £8.99

Comment below any suggestions, Nazia xo