Saturday, 30 August 2014

models own egg shaped make up applicator

I buy a lot of beauty products based on reviews that I read on blogs. Most of my holiday shopping list is justified by good reviews that I've read by my favourite bloggers. I can be swayed by a good review. That being said, I still cannot bring myself to spend the money on an official Beauty Blender. It's so expensive for a sponge. I can't do it. So when I saw these professed dupes in the Models Own Bottle Shop last week, I thought I'd try them out, and see if they're possibly a more affordable dupe.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

my favourite hair products

Hello everyone!

Today I thought I'd take you through some of my favourite hair products that I use on a regular basis. Hair products are not something I've discussed here on the blog before, so I thought I'd be a bit different today. I feel like when my hair looks good, everything else seems a little bit better. That being said, however, most of my hair products are quite affordable.

Take a look!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

stila - in the garden palette

I feel like I've seen countless reviews on the Stila In the Light palette, and I researched the product a couple of months ago to see if it was something worth investing my money in. In the process, I discovered the In the Garden palette, which took the same form but contained more green shades. As a lifelong lover of green eyeshadows, I thought it was well worth a purchase, but I couldn't find that many reviews to guide me along the way. So, I decided that I would review mine, just to make it easier for those who'd prefer the green tones to the neutral shades of the popular In the Light palette!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

balance me moisture rich face cream

having received this cute little tube as a free gift with glamour magazine a couple of months ago, i put it in my beauty drawer, waiting to one day be tried and reviewed. seeing as i'm almost done with my tiny sample of the clinique dramatically different, i thought i'd try it out and let you know what i think.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

revlon colorstay moisture stains

There are a lot of posts floating around about these little beauties lately. I feel like they were released in the UK really soon after the initial US launch, which is a new one for Revlon. I remember waiting months for the lip butters! A very nice special offer in Boots led to me picking up four shades, and I'm pretty impressed!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

why are you sad - a film review

A bit of a change from the usual content today, as I have a film review to share with you. The film in question is an independent short film written and directed by a good friend of mine and that I was fortunate enough to see before its official release.

the 'holy grail' eyeliner

L’Oreal Superliner Black Lacquer (£6.49, available here)

I don’t feel like my face is complete without eyeliner. It was the first make-up item I ever really got into, and I still love it. I’ve tried so many different types and brands over the years, looking for the perfect black eyeliner. Then, last summer, I discovered the L’Oreal Superliner when browsing the shelves in Boots, and I’ve never looked back.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

holiday wishlist

I’m jetting off to the US at the end of this month for a little road trip around the southern states with my family, and I can’t wait! While I’m there, I’m sure we’ll find a little bit of time for a shopping trip, and I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. I’ve put together a little shopping list of products I want to pick up when I get there. I thought it might make an interesting blog post to let you have a little look at some of the products on my shopping list.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

benefit boxed powders

I’ve always coveted the Benefit Boxed Powders. Way back before I had the chance to buy one, I used to look at them on the internet, loving the cute little boxes and tiny brushes. I finally got my hands on my first one a couple of years ago, and since then, I’ve built up my collection. I still only have four but when you consider the hefty price tag attached to each one, I’d say that was pretty impressive! Today, I’m offering a little look inside my collection.

Monday, 11 August 2014

l'oreal skin perfection 15 second miracle cleansing oil

After I got back into using waterproof mascara earlier this year, I found that ordinary eye makeup removers and cleansing waters just weren't cutting it. No matter how hard I tried, I ended up with black rings around my eyes that were almost impossible to budge. On a little shopping spree, I spotted this bright orange bottle on the shelf and was drawn in by its claim to dissolve 'ever waterproof make-up'. I immediately purchased it and took it home to try.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

all about maybelline

I’ve been collecting make up for years. Don’t worry, I’m not a hoarder – well, any more. I ended up clearing out my make up drawer the other day and throwing out about five different half empty foundations. I don’t know why I still had them; I probably thought that the time would come when I’d be in desperate need of a whole load of foundation that I didn’t like and didn’t even match my skin. You know, that day might come. Probably not, though.

I digress. What I was trying to say was that, while I love some high end brands and products, I am a poor student and I have  to get most of my make up from the High Street. I think a lot of people are similar, so I decided to create a series of posts about ‘drugstore’ brands and my experiences with them. We’re starting off with Maybelline,  a brand I have a lot of experience with.

Read on!

Friday, 8 August 2014

the lip product addict tag!

Hello everyone! 

Ever since I saw this tag floating around YouTube and the blogging community a couple of months ago, I thought it would be an interesting thing to try out. Since my blog is so new, I think that tags are a good way to allow you all to get to know me a bit and see what I like.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

july favourites

It’s a little late to do July favourites, I know. ‘We’re almost a whole week into August!’, I hear you cry. ‘What have you been doing, Eloise?’. I am afraid I don’t have a good answer to that. I have to admit I’ve mostly been playing The Sims 2. Thrilling.

However, I am here now! I have a list of favourite products and some dodgy iPhone photography because the charger for my camera is unfortunately missing. So, read on if you want to find out about my favourite things from the month of July.

Monday, 4 August 2014

get to know me tag!

Hello everybody!

Having just started my blog, I was at a loss as to what my first ever post should be. It feels like there's a lot of pressure to make it a good one. After much deliberation, I decided to find a generic 'Get To Know Me' type questionnaire and fill that in, just so anybody reading this can find out a bit more about me.