That last one just hurts.

oh my god

Couldn’t not repost this one 😪

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Beautiful Brows Kit

I bought this Beautiful Brows kit when I went to the trade beauty show at London Excel February 2013 and I am thrilled with it! Its fabulous I am so happy that I bought it.

Whats included:

  • Eyebrow powder (in your choice of shade, comes in 5 colours)
  • Eyebrow Highlighter
  • Duo applicator brush
  • Highlighter brush
  • Stencil set (3 stencils including sleek, natural, bold)
  • Tweezers

This set is priced at £38

First of all, how great does the packaging look!!?? I love it and I think it looks super expensive and its lovely to be able to carry it around in my make-up bag all in one compact. The compact opens out so that the stencils, brushes and tweezers are kept underneath the powders which flip up for easy access which is handy because as the powders are stuck there they won’t fall off and get lost when I am in a hurry.

Secondly another thing that is so great about it is that the powders for both the eyebrow and the highlighter are refillable so should you run out of the powder or you change your hair colour you can just purchase the powder again instead of buying a whole new set. The brush and tweezers that are included are of such a high quality. I am so impressed with the tweezers they are the best pair that I own. I was planning on buying tweezerman ones but I won’t need to now that I have bought this set.

There are 3 stencils included which are sleek, natural and bold. This caters for everyone depending on what look you want and what your natural brow shape is. I have been using natural as bold is too much and sleek is not quite enough for me.

The eyebrow highlighter is a lovely peachy shade which is quite shimmery. Personally I think its gorgeous but some people may find it too shiny.

The eyebrow powder (mine is the colour chocolate which is for dark hair types) is so long lasting and I have not needed to touch up throughout the day.

So the bad things about Beautiful Brows is that I have found that there is a lot of fallout from the powder both the highlighter and the eyebrow powder. This is annoying for the obvious reasons such as waste but because of how strong the powder is it can make quite a lot of mess both on me and on the white compact. I think this really needs to be looked at and the powder should be reformulated or something. The other thing that I find quite annoying is that inside the packaging the tweezers, brush and stencil are hard to fit and squash behind the powder when closing the palette. This could also be redesigned a little.

All in all I really love this set and I really do recommend it. I have been so happy with it although there is a lot of fallout I will be buying another powder when mine has finshed.


My March 2013 Beauty & Make-up buys

I wanted to share with you the make-up and perfume that I have either bought or been sent to review in March. My favourite item has been the Beautiful Brows kit.

Beautiful Brows Kit

Beautiful Brows Kit

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Ivory Nude

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foudation Ivory Nude

NYX Lip Liner Pencils in shades 852 Pumkin and 856 Sand Pink

NYX Lip Liner Pumkin and Sand Pink

Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Midnight Rodeo

Urban Decay Cream Shadow Midnight Rodeo

Urban Decay Mariposa Palette

Urban Decay Mariposa Palette

Dolce and Gabbana Desire Perfume

Dolce and Gabanna Desire

Versace Bright Crystal Perfume

Versace Bright Crystal Perfume

Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire Perfume Review

The One Desire is a deeply feminine fragrance that illuminates everyday moments into something special. A blend of luxurious ingredients as potent and captivating as the emotion of desire itself leads us on a journey of opulent seduction

It is priced at £45 for 30ml


Versace Bright Crystal Perfume Review

Versace Bright Crystal is a fresh, vibrant, floral scent. The effect is a combination of sheer sensuality, crystal transparency and luminous brightness.

 Priced at £45 for 30ml


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place SPF 10 Foundation

I have heard so many great things abot Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation because of its fantastic coverage and durability. I wanted to give it a try as I have pretty good skin but unfortunately I suffer from annoying red cheeks which I want to cover up and hide.
I went along to the Estee Lauder counter and I had a lovely assistant who suggested that due to my pale complexion and red undertones that I try the shade called Ivory nude. She applied it to my skin and it created a flawless base. I said that I loved how it looked on my skin but I wanted to see how I got on throughout the day and if I liked it in the natural light. She was kind enough to give me a little sample pot which is supposed to last for 10 days.
After I’d been off for the day I went home hours and the foudation was still perfectly in place and none of the redness in my cheeks was showing through!!! This has never happened to me with a regular foundation before, as my red cheeks always show through within an hour after applying. I was so happy with how it had worn that I went back the following week and I bought it.
The great thing about Double Wear is that due to its thick consistency it is very easily buildable, you can apply a thin layer and wait for it to dry and then add another layer over the top (depending on whether you like a light or heavy coverage). The only problem I have had with it is that if I apply too much it feels sticky so it will take a little practice to get to know how much to apply.
Overall I really like this foundation and I believe that it is well worth its money. I would recommend trying this foundation if you want a long lasting coverage and you have imperfections that you would like to cover (that should be all of us!).

It is priced at £27.50 and I bought mine from Boots:


Topshop Glow Highlighter (in Polish) Review

I’m studying cosmetic make-up at college and my friends and I take our makeup collections in to ooh and ahh over. My friend brought this in to show us as she’d bought it from Topshop the week previous. I loved it and when I went up to Oxford Street one of my favourite places on earth (don’t forget Disneyland) I saw it whilst shopping in the makeup department of John Lewis. I didn’t realise that John Lewis sold Topshop makeup but I was told in their bigger stores they do. This highlighter was priced at £9 so I treated myself to it.

Glow comes in a small glass pot with a screw top lid. I like the packaging as glass feels more expensive than a cheap plastic pot would. I like the simple logo on the lid which has a white background and says ‘Glow Topshop’ just short and simple (like me!).

I bought the one called ‘polish’ which is a white highlighter. It also comes in a peach-gold which is called ‘gleam’ and a gold which is called ‘sunbeam’ I haven’t tried either of these but I’m sure they are gorgeous especially during the summer months or if you are naturally tanned.

Gleam is a cream highlighter that you can apply easily with your fingers. It’s recommended that you apply highlighter to the cheekbones, above the eyebrows and anywhere else you want to highlight/ draw attention to creating the illusion of a gorgeous radiant face. I like the consistency as it’s very creamy and easy to apply and blend.

I have taken a photo of the highlighter on my hand and alongside my hand blended into the skin. As you can see it comes out as a gorgeous white colour which creates a beautiful gleam once it has been rubbed into the skin which easily catches the light.

I really like this highlighter as its so easy to blend. I’ve tried Benefits High Beam before but as it’s a liquid highlighter I find that is a lot harder to blend and it can end up appearing streaky if too much is applied. This one is very easy to blend and it seems to last really well throughout the day. I would recommend it and for £9 I think it’s a bargain.

(Source: topshop.com)

Urban Decay Glinda Palette Review

Urban Decay Glinda Palette review

I went off very excitedly to London last weekend with the intention of buying Urban Decays Naked Palette. It didn’t take me much pursuading to buy this beautiful limited edition Wizard of Oz Glinda palette instead and I left the shop 5 minutes later and £35 lighter.

There are 2 of these limited edition palettes available; Glinda and Theodora. I chose Glinda because I love the gorgeous ‘good witch’ girly colours which are so pretty. I am tempted however to save up and purchase Theodora separately which is a ‘bad witch’ palette containing darker colours.



The palette comes in a cute little tin which has a beautiful design on the front and back. The great thing about this palette is that you can add and remove the eyeshadows should you want to, meaning that you can build your own collection. I wouldn’t do this however as all of the colours work nicely with each other, besides I love them all and I wouldn’t want to remove any!

Urban Decay Glinda paletteUrban Decay Glinda palette

Included in this palette are:

* Six eyeshadows

* A 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in purple

* Glinda Super-Saturated High-gloss Lip colour pencil

* A ‘get the look’ tutorial card

Urban Decay Glinda palette

Glinda eye pencil and lip pencil


Glinda Palette tutorial



Eyeshadows -

The six eyeshadow colours are:

Aura (top) This one is 2 shades in one shadow! The first shade is a white/ pink. The second is a white/ blue. These colours are both iridescent colours and blended together they create a beautiful pink-lilac shade. I love this shadow because they can be blended together or used separately. The photo hasn’t come out too well but this shade is gorgeous and great to use as a highlighter.

Magic (bottom) is a pink/ purple colour with a golden shimmer finish.

Oz (middle) This one also contains 2 shades! The first is a golden greeny colour and the second is a glittery bright blue. Again these can be blended together or worn separately.

Glinda palette

Tornado (top) an incredibly deep, dark purple which is brilliant for adding to the crease and creating a smoky eye. The colours in this palette can be great for creating a cute girly look but by adding tornado the look can become instantly sexy. The finish of this shadow is shimmery and it shines a little pink too.

Illusion (middle) soft golden colour.

South (bottom) This is a dark greeny grey colour with a metallic finish.

Glinda palette

Eye pencil

The 24/7 glide-on eye pencil is a deep purple. Just one swipe of the liner is all you need and it can be used to draw precise lines or it can be blended out to create a smokey look. The eyeliner is so easy and soft to apply and its very long wearing.

Lip pencil

The Glinda Super-Saturated High-gloss Lip colour pencil is a beautiful pink colour which again is so soft and easy to apply. It does have a good lasting time but being a pencil it does rub off after eating and drinking as most pencils do.

Glinda eye pencil and lip pencil


Ok so I love this palette! I think for £35 there is so much included that although it sounds expensive, if you think what you get for the money its excellent value! If you bought each item individually it would cost you over £100.

The eyshadows are gorgeous colours and easily blendable. So many different looks can be created with this palette which can range from day to night.

The extras included are great and the overall look of the palette is lovely.

If you think you will like the colours and be able to wear them then I would snap this palette up. Its a Limited Edition so grab it before it goes! I’m so glad that I did.

I would give this one 10/10!

(Source: debenhams.com)

My February 2013 Make-up buys

I’ve gone a bit mad this month but I had some christmas vouchers and also I bought some stuff on my Boots advantage card.

What I’ve bought is:

  • Benefit They’re Real mascara,

Benefit they're real mascara

  • Bobbi Brown creamy matte lipstick in ‘true pink’,

Bobbi Brown

  • Urban Decay Naked palette,

Urban Decay Naked palette

  • Urban Decay Glinda palette,

Urban Decay Glinda palette

Too Faced The Return of Sexy palette,

Too Faced The Return of Sexy

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in orginal (I also got a sample size with the naked palette),

Urban Decay primer potion full sized and sample size

  • Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Highlighter,

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Highlighter

Topshop highlighter in polish (white),

Top Shop Glow in polish

Montagne jeunesse face masks

Face masks

Montagne jeunesse Hot Chocolate & Orange Face Mask

Chocolate chad face mask

Montagne jeunesse Passion Pomegrante and Passion Flower Peel Off Face Mask

Peel off Passion Face mask

Montagne jeunesse Peel Off Face Mask

Peel off Masque

Montagne jeunesse Very Berry Blueberry & Cranberry Face Mask

Very Berry face mask