Saturday, 7 December 2013

Naked Basics Eye Shadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadow

I've always loved the look of the Naked Basics set that Urban Decay but I could never quite justify the cost. Especially considering I have a huge set of eye shadows already, I had every shadow colour I could think of so even in my mind I couldn't justify it. 

However when I was in America recently I spotted the basics version in Sephora, it ended up in my basket ooooops! They did put it beside the till so it was beyond my powers to resist it.

I have to say I've really enjoyed using it and I've found myself using eye shadow every day since I returned home from holiday. Normally I wouldn't wear it daily but I'm loving the natural look that this set gives. I will be trying to layer it up more for evenings out as well. With Christmas coming it means glitter eyes Yahooooo! so layering may need to wait!


Monday, 2 December 2013


Just a quick one!

I have just stocked up my much loved Avon mascara. LOVE the super volume from supershock - best one in my book! It is currently half price on the website AND a free eyeliner! I was so impressed I wanted to share with you all as soon as possible.

Pretty good use of a fiver (plus P+P) as far as I'm concerned!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

November Faves

I can't believe we are at the beginning of December! How did that happen? I've had a few things this month that I've been loving. Here's my Nov Faves:

Avene Water Spray

I've been loving this whist I have been on holiday and travelling. I had heard lots of good reviews so I bought the mini bottle for the plane and a big bottle for beside the pool. I really liked using this and I will make sure I have this on planes from now on. It's so nice and refreshing when your skin is super dry. I also used this over the top of my mineral foundation since it looked quite dry, I really liked the dewy look that it gave. I think I'll keep this as a back up when my skin is looking dry this winter.

Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm

I've been using this on top of my normal moisturiser as a primer. It feels great on my skin and it seamed to do a great job under my tinted foundation. It will be good to see how well this works undee my normal mineral foundation. I think it's quite light as a moisturiser on its own but I love it as a primer. 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

I got this in one of my birch boxes. I'm totally hooked on my mac mineral foundation so I wasn't sure if I would like this, however I have been loving this. It's got enough coverage for me at the moment... my normally crazy skin is much better after using my Clarisonic brush daily!! Anyway, back to the point. This is really the only tinted moisturiser that I've enjoyed using, it looked very natural on. I'll be using it as part of my more chilled out make up, normally my Sunday face. I'm sure I'll be ordering the full version of this.

Elemis Frangipani Oil

This has to be my absolute favourite this months. I've been using this on my dried out skin and it works a treat. I love the smell which hangs around all day, it's quite a strong smell so I could see why people wouldn't like it but I would  reccomendations giving it a shot. It's solid in the bottle and turns to oil when popped into warm water, on a practical note makes for easy no leak storage & short trips away!! 

Instain Blush
Another Birch Box  treat that has been great, I'll be buying the full size of this for sure. It's a blush stain which applies well when I use my blusher brush. A great natural flush which lasts for hours!!

Have you used any of you used these? What do you think?