Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Favourites from 2011!

Illamasqua lipstick in Welt

Lip Balm
Body Shop Hemp lip balm

Eyeshadow (brand):
Inglot shadows (in particular matt shadows)

Eyebrow product:
Illamasqua brow cake in thunder

Clinique Brush on liner

Benefit Bad Gal Lash

Friday, 25 November 2011

Just a quick heads up :)

Hi, sorry I've been super busy thought I'd just let you all know about a great deal going on at the moment. Illamasqua are doing a deal where if you buy anything from their Christmas collection, you also receive a FREE liquid metal (worth £17.50!) all you need to do is add it to your shopping basket and enter the code GIFTFORYOU make sure you add the code or else you will be charged for the liquid metal . It's such a brilliant offer for the value of the product you get free. Also you get a sample of their new perfume Freak in the box, which is also a added bonus :)! Offer lasts until 20th December 2011.

I thought while the offer was on I'd take advantage of it, why not? I ordered something that I hadn't really had the fortune of trying yet, this being their lipsticks (I do love Illamasqua so didn't hesitate) I ordered their Christmas set which consisted of their lipstick in Welt and also their sheer lipgloss in Rouse, I've only just received them so I'll take pictures etc later. With this I got the Liquid Metal in Phenomena (which was the free 'gift' included in the offer). The set cost £20 + P&P.

There are plenty of Christmas sets to choose from however, including another lipstick and lipgloss duo, a few nail varnish duos both of which are £20 per set. The Freak perfume both as a set and individually (perfume £59 for 75ml edp and the set coming to £80 including the perfume, nail varnish, lipgloss and pigment). As well as a couple of eyelash sets and a brush set for £95.

I love Illamasqua and this is such a wonderful deal, if you haven't tried their products, I really suggest you do, if you have some spare money. I currently have numerous items from them and haven't been disappointed in the slightest.  Treat yourself this Christmas ;)


I have purchased all my own products, so my opinion is completely my own.

Monday, 7 November 2011

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

MUA PRO Heaven and Earth Palette
Where: Superdrug stores and Superdrug online
Price: £4

For my first post I thought I'd write about something that I bought from Superdrug not too long ago, but long enough to play with, this is of course the Heaven and Earth Palette by MUA cosmetics. I was sceptical at first whether or not I was going to purchase this palette, but after some thought I thought why not:

 The palette is of nude/ neutral colours mainly of a shimmery finish, you get twelve colours in a plastic packaged palette which is a bargain for the price, which is by the way £4 ! Yes £4 for twelve eyeshadow colours put together in a compact package.
The colours themselves are easy to blend and to work with, it does come with a felt applicator but to be honest I'd rather use a brush, so i've not actually used the applicators provided, I suppose its a nice touch to have something with them, but not for me.

just for a better idea of the colour pay off I have done some very quick swatches, these don't have a base and are taken with flash (as the nights are getting in dark really early now) so that is also something to bear in mind:

Row one:

Row 2:

As you can see they are quite shimmery, but for the price the colours are so nice, and it's also a nice cheaper alternative to other neutral palettes on the market, I have actually been turning to this one daily as the colours are great to work with, and much cheaper to replace than other eyeshadows of this nature I own.

I'd definitely buy this again ( I have four of these palettes all together) and would buy most of their eyeshadow products without thinking ( they also do a 'normal' range of eyeshadows for £1 each!) so overall I can't fault this product and definitely will be repurchasing in the future. 

Hope you enjoyed reading this review and that it may have helped you in some way to make a decision on whether you would like to try it out for yourself :)


Just a quick note: I purchased all products in this review and the opinion and thoughts on it are 100% my own.