Sunday, 23 February 2014

Benefit Dandelion Blush

This is my first Benefit Blush and I had high hopes considering the price at £23.50. I love the colour, it is an appealing pink, pretty, soft blush. This has just the right amount of colour and you can build the coverage up if wanted.  I think this blush is perfect for people who have quite fair skin like me as it give me a healthy glow without  looking clownish. 

However I am not to keen on the packaging, it doesnt seem very sturdy and considering the price I would of liked something  bit more fancier looking. The brush is very soft and feels lovely on my skin.

What's your favourite Benefit product?

Holly xxx

Body Shop Essential Beauty Collection

I've had a lovely weekend away in West Wales with my boyfriend, and when away I ran out of some of my skincare essentials, so I made a quick stop at  'The Body Shop'. There was an offer on when if you spend £18 or more on Make-up and Skincare you get a this pack of beauty and skincare items for free!! who doesn't love a freebie?

In the pack was a vitamin E skin-in moisture mask and Vitamin E Cream Cleanser. The Vitamin E Range is for anyone who is concerned by environmental factors which effects a persons skin. These factors include cigarette smoke, UV and UVA light and pollution. This range is also suitable for all skin types.

Vitamin E skin-in moisture mask
Firstly this little sachet goes a long way, the scent is gentle. I have combination skin and this mask worked really well for my skin type. I loved using this mask over night as it was able to really sink-in to my skin and in the morning my skin felt smooth and hydrated. Very pleased with the result.

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
I really loved the Creamy Cleanser, the texture isn't greasy and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. It removed all my make-up effectively. This cleanser is very light, smells amazing and should be used twice a day. 

I've never tried any of 'The Body Shop' make-up collection so was pleased to see that there were a few items included.

Big and Curvy Mascara 
I really like this mascara, I usually wear false eyelashes so I never buy expensive mascaras. This mascara has had a lot of bad reviews on-line, many saying that it made their eyelashes clumpy. I however didn't have this problem. It made my eyelashes appear thicker, not sensitive to eyes and does not smudge or flake off. I like the fine, long brush. The only negative from this product I didn't find it really made my lashes curve, my lashes are very straight so this could be the reason!

Eye Definer: Black
This eye-liner is soft and didn't irritate my eyes. As for it was so soft meant that it was easy to smudge to create a dramatic smokey eye. The colour is quite subtle but you are able to build up the coverage. It also has great lasting power, which is always a plus!!

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Holly xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

what's in my makeup bag..

I thought I would do something a little different today and show you what is in my makeup bag. At the moment I'm using an Elemis light blue bag and I like the fact that it is quite big. My mum bought me this for Christmas!

In my makeup bag I have a few of my essential makeup items that I use to create my everyday makeup look.

Healthy Mix Foundation
I always use healthy mix foundation by boujois. I always end up going back to this foundation. I love how you are able to build up the coverage and I find the colour range is brilliant and it matches my skin tone perfectly I use shade vanilla 52.

Duo Eyelash Glue
I recently purchased duo eyelash glue and I think it's absoultly AMAZING. My eyelashes will literally stay on all day without peeling or coming loose. When I run out I will defiantly be repurchasing this product.

Liquid Eyeliner
I picked up a really cheap liquid eyeliner from Asda, I've had it for a good couple of months now and it hasn't dried up I love the nib as it creates great fine line.

Elf Cool Bronzer
Elf has recetly opened in Cardiff and what a beautiful shop it is! I bought a few makeup goodies from there. I love the Cool Bronzer,however it is quite dark but used in moderation it creates a lovely healthy glow.

Benefit Brow zings
A few months ago I had my eyebrows done by 'HD Brows' and have been keeping them looking fresh with this amazing brow kit! The pigmented wax is perfecting for shaping my brows and keeping them in order. The shaded powder is perfect for setting my brows. I also find the mirror really handy and the little tweezers which come with the product perfect for travelling.

Collection Lasting Perfection Powder
I use this powder to set my makeup. I have only been using it for a few days it seems to do the job, but i have used other powders in the past which I have preferred.

Maxfactor Flipstick
The pigmentation in this lipstick is out of this world it is long wearing, bright and bold. It creates the perfect looking lip. I love that you have two colours in one product so you can switch it up if you like.

Whats your favourite product in your Makeup?

Monday, 17 February 2014

Aussie Miracle Shine Hair Products

I have fallen in love with Aussie Miracle Shine Products. My hair is naturally thick, dull and has been damaged by frequent use if hair products.

The shampoo and conditioner gave me luscious locks after just one use. My hair was soft, shiny and smooth. The smell is scrumptious and sweet. I was so delighted with these products.

Shampoo £5.99 Boots 
Conditioners £4.99

What are your favourite hair products?

Sunday, 2 February 2014

January Favourites

I thought I would kick the month of with my January Favourites.  I've got quite a few favourites this month, but lets get started!


This month my skin has been glowing thanks to the Seaweed Collection by The Body Shop. I have combination skin so this range is perfect. The results have been amazing and my skin is clear. 
I Love the Cleanser and toner my skin feels refreshed after using both these products.
The Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator is quite gritty in texture but really gets the dry skin cells away and removes any impurities. 

These two have been my favourite hair products this month. I have really been loving the big hair look this month. I love batiste dry shampoo it keeps my hair looking fresh between washes and is soo easy to use. 

I've also recently discovered VO5 give me texture which instantly gives my hair texture and volume. This powder makes my hair look healthy and I always get compliments when I use this product.


I just can not get enough of GlamGlow this is my second purchase of the clearing mud. It has cleared my skin and keeps the blackheads away. I have even got my boyfriend hooked on this product it really does to miracles. ( read my GlamGlow Review down below).

My mum gave me this lipstick for christmas. It is Este' Lauder i the colour crystal coral. I love this shade and think it would be amazing come summer. This lipstick makes my lips feel super soft and hydrated.


I'm a huge fan on the Lily Flame Candles. They have a range of different scents but Blush has to be one of my favourites. Its a very sweet fragrance and girly. I love the way it makes my room smell!!.