21 December 2012

Update & Schwarzkopf BC Oil Review !

Hi lovelies!
I have some pretty exciting news that I need to get off my chest before I start my review haha!. So I am now officially part of the beauty editorial team for IDEAL magazine, which I am so excited about. I was approached by their lovely intern Natalie, and it resulted in me writing a beauty article, that was the second most popular of that week. IDEAL is a really relevant clean cut magazine, which has all sorts of articles ranging from beauty,health, lifestyle and more. I will be posting around 3/4 times a month, and would love for you to check out my current article HERE.
Okay, so the second bit of excitement ... My blog is fixed!!!. For 8 months I have been blogging without my posts showing up on my followers feeds, which was due to me having a blog URL change. I felt so down about it, and just hoped that people would see my posts through clicking my twitter links etc, but finally now my followers can hopefully start to see my hard work and devotion to my blog wahoo!.

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Hair Oil
"Precious Argan Oil infuses the hair with opulent shine and caressable softness without overburdening."

Now moving onto my review :) - I have used quite a few hair oils, but because my hair is prone to greasy roots and it's so long, I just have never been their biggest fan. I was sent the Schwarzkopf professional BC oil, and was really interested to see if it was going to leave a lasting impression, in comparison to the other hair oils that I had previously tried. It also has a special technology which allows it to spread an even amount of product throughout the lengths of your hair.
What I liked? 
Firstly, I really liked the bottle, it just looks so streamlined and pretty. Most hair oils are in traditional bottles with some snazzy design (which is nice) but I quite liked the shape and simplistic design of this bottle. I was then totally surprised by the fact the product wasn't runny, but instead it was a much thicker consistency.. Which straight away made it different from the others I had tried. I love mythic oil by L'Oreal  but the runny texture just made it feel more greasy. The smell of this product is lovely, but I find that most hair oils smell beautiful, but this was just as nice. I then applied the product to my just washed hair, and waited until the next day. After applying the oil, the first thing I noticed was the volume of my hair was still present, and my hair appeared healthy with a natural shine. I noticed with mythic oil if I put it too much in one area then the following day it would be more flat in that area. However, with this oil my hair was as normal, but with a much healthier look and feel. I think this might have been due to the technology behind this oil, which allows it to evenly distribute throughout your hair.

What I didn't like
At first I wasn't sure about the product not having a pump, but when I realized the thickness of the product, I realized that a pump wouldn't have really worked anyway. I then noticed that the product was 100ml in comparison to other hair oils which are normally 150ml, which isn't a problem apart from getting less product. The oil also retails for around £24 which is quite expensive (cheaper on feel unique) but its still better priced than some of the high end oils that retail around £30.00

This product is fabulous for girls with longer/thicker/coarser hair, as it adds health, shine and easier manageability to your hair are routine, without making your hair greasy or taking away volume. It also comes in a light version for finer hair, so overall I think this oil is a lot better for my hair, and I can see myself using this a lot more in the future. *PR sample



19 December 2012

Beautiful Barcelona! - Picture Post

Hello Beauties!
It feels like I haven't been active for absolutely ages, so I thought today I would do a picture post of my recent trip to Barcelona. I was so happy to finish my accounting module for a month, and was able to enjoy my time away for my boyfriends 21st Celebrations. We went for three nights/four days, we would have loved to of stayed longer, but sadly Daniel had work to get back too!. I hope you are all really excited for Christmas, I feel like I haven't had time to even think about it!! - but now I'm home and sat by the log fire writing this post, so I think that now I can finally take a breath and relax for Christmas woo!.

This post is extremely picture heavy!!

Before we left my dad arranged a lovely car transfer to pick us up and drop us back to the airport!
On our first day we went on a Camp Nou football experience which was really amazing, and something that Daniel was so excited about doing, as he is a football addict haha!.
Me and my double Vodka at Icebarcelona!
We had a lovely coffee whilst looking over the beautiful City of Barcelona
Watching Barcelona play football :D - Messi! <3
The weather was so beautiful, and my little Versace cross body bag was a life saver!.
I didn't take my Chanel handbag with me as I was worried a little about the Pick Pockets, but this didn't stop me from taking a cheeky look around the shop. I did go to get some of the ballet flats, but they didn't have the ones I wanted :( - However, they had some beautiful bags! and I definitely know what I want as my next!.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, I could post so many more ... but if you follow me on Instagram "Indiarobyn" you will probably see me posting some more over the weeks :D. I also have a haul post coming up, so keep an eye out for that!.

Hope you are all well :)

India X

12 December 2012

The most beautiful blush - Chanel Holiday 2012 "Star Dust"

Hello Beauties!
Well... I just couldn't keep this one a secret for much longer haha!. I was going to keep it to feature in a haul, but I decided that It was just way too nice not to share with you all right away!. I wasn't sure about the Chanel Holiday collection for a while, as I wasn't really "Wowed" by it. The eye shadow quad is gorgeous, but not something I would wear... The sparkly powder was also lovely, but again I didn't think I would use it. SERIOUSLY? - How did I miss this gorgeous blush "Star dust" it's absolutely stunning, I'm totally in awe of it right now (as you can probably tell). 

I don't think I could have named this blush an better myself as the "Star dust" name really does it justice, because If I was to imagine Star dust... this blush would be it!. It is a really pale yellow-toned Pink with finely  milled warm shimmer. I'm a B30 and it shows up as a blush on me, but for someone with darker skin it may actually be better used as a highlighter. I must admit that was a huge initial draw for me, as I thought in the Winter it would make the most perfect soft blush, and in the Summer it would work as a highlighter on my more tanned complexion. 

I just can't get over how finely milled this blush is and the delicate sparkle really makes me feel like I am wearing Star Dust on my cheeks, the glitter isn't chunky or annoying in the slightest which makes the blush even more amazing.

What I like ?
I love that this blush can work as a blusher and a highlighter, as I feel it makes it more of a multi-use product instead of a standard "Blusher" or standard "Highlighter". The packaging is classic Chanel, which I love, because you really can't go wrong with it's class and quality. I would probably say this is the most delicate and beautiful blush I have ever owned, it's really special. I think that on fair complexions this blush is amazing, as well as working really well as a highlighter on darker skin tones.

What I don't like ?
I think the first factor always has to be the price as this blush is around £30.00 and it doesn't have the same amount of grams in comparison to cheaper high end blushers. Even though I'm obsessed with how beautiful this blush is, I do think that its quite limited to certain skin tones. If your skin tone is much more above a B30 in Chanel, then I would say that this wouldn't work as a blush for you. The brush that it comes with also really doesn't do anything for me, but I suppose its good to have it there.

It was so hard to get a picture even close enough to do this blush the justice it deserves, but hopefully you will get the idea. The lighting has been so terrible the past few days, which made it hard to get a shot of me wearing it as well :( 

I would love to know what you think ?

India X

5 December 2012

Sunkissed Party Challenge! - Gallery Live!

Hey Lovelies!
Recently I got involved with the Sunkissed "Party" Challenge, which was a fun way to escape from my winter blues. The gallery is now live, and I would really appreciate it if you could pop over and give a vote to my look. I am going to be talking about my look, as well as doing a mini review, so I hope you enjoy this post lovelies.  I also want to thank the lovely Hannah who got in contact with me to do this challenge, it has been great fun!.
My look explained
I wanted to create a "Cranberry" eye which has been very popular lately, I also wanted to create a look that was in line with this seasons Berry trends. I enjoyed using the Gold highlighter, and found it to be very pigmented, and fantastic for creating a glam look. I have highlighted the products I used with a White dot, just in case you were wondering what the dots were for haha!.
I was really impressed with the Sunkissed products in general but I did have a few standout favourites. Firstly, I instantly fell in love with the Gold highlighter that came within the large palette. The highlighter is so pigmented, and literally screams bronzed goddess/total party diva!. I also really liked the light Champagne colored eye-shadow that came within the palette. I really liked how pigmented it was, and how it also looked great on my brow bone. Another great product was the large bronzer, I can't believe how big it is haha!. Finally, I also liked the lip pigments at the bottom of the palette, and found that the Colour lasted quite a long time on my lips.

Vote for me HERE

Thanks beauties!


1 December 2012

2012 Beauty Wishlist

Hi Lovelies!
I thought I would go ahead and post another "Beauty Set" for my current December 2012 "Beauty Wishlist". I am loving all the Wishlist's and Gift Guides going around at the moment, and I think its nice to see what other people are lusting after as well. I can't believe how close Christmas is now, is it just me or does it seriously just come from nowhere?. This year is going to be great as my niece just turned 1 (Dec 1st) - So it's going to be lovely having Christmas to share with her this year. 

I also just wanted to mention that I'm still having the problem with my blog not showing up on my followers feeds. So please if you like my blog then bookmark it so you can see it more often. Thank-you my loves!

1 - Chanel Allegorie Glossimer
I had to order this little beauty after admiring it since it came out in the Chanel 2012 Holiday Collection. I headed over to Temptalia to check it out in more detail, and her review totally sold it to me. Allegorie is described as a light Pink with beautiful warm White shimmer, and I can't wait to get it in the post. 

2 - Chanel Stardust Blush
This little beauty is another Chanel Holiday 2012 product, and again I have made my order!. It's similar to the Allegorie Glossimer, which made me love it even more. I love that on my Pale skin it will be a blush, but on my tanned summer skin it will make a lovely highlighter.

3 - Glam Glow Mud
I purchased a little sample of this just over a week ago and overall I am really impressed with the product and how its presented. I would love to have a jar of "Glam Glow" so I will keep my fingers crossed!. I will be posting about this product shortly, so make sure you check back.

4 - Chanel Le Blanc Makeup Base
I was amazed when my friend showed me this Chanel product she had picked up from the Covent Garden "Pop Up Boutique". I tried some and was instantly impressed with it, and with what she was saying about it. The Chanel Base comes in three different colours which I think help with skin pigmentation. I looked up the release, and I'm sure its in a new range that will be out next year.

5 - Benefit "Erase Paste"
This product has become a staple in my make-up bag, and I'm sure this is my third pot. My boyfriend kindly ordered me this for Christmas, so I can't wait to start using it again. I decided to opt for the lighter shade #1 instead of #2, as I use this concealer mostly during Winter when my skin is more pale.

6 - UD Naked "Basics" Palette
I must admit I wasn't that bothered about the Naked #2 palette  as I was more than content with my Naked #1. Eye shadow's usually last me a lifetime, as I'm not hugely into eye make-up. However, after feasting my eyes on this... I realised this was definitely wish list worthy. It isn't out in UK until next year, but it has some really lovely matte shades, which is great for everyday/basic make-up.

7 - YSL Shocking Mascara
I have had my eye on this for a while now, but I haven't given into my temptation yet. I think this will definitely be my next mascara purchase.. and therefore worthy of its place on my beauty wish list :D.

I hope you have enjoyed my beauty wishlist! - Make sure you comment below with your latest posts for me to check out! :D


28 November 2012

Chanel Intimitable Mascara Review

Hey Lovelies!
I hope you are all doing really well ? - I have been so busy lately, but with Christmas coming up I bet I'm not the only one haha!. Before I get started, I just wanted to mention the fact that my blog isn't showing up on my followers reading lists, and its only showing my posts from a whopping 8 months ago. So, Please if you love my blog then bookmark it, just while I am trying to fix this problem. Its really upset me that I work so hard on my blog, and some of my followers aren't even seeing my latest posts!. I promise I will try my best to get is resolved as soon as possible. 

Anyway! moving onto something a little more exciting haha! - I am going to be doing a review on one of my favourite mascara's of all time. The Chanel Intimitable Mascara was my first high end mascara, and I got through two of them before I decided to move onto Chanel Intimitable Intense, Dior Show & Benefit "They're Real" mascara's. My parent's kindly brought me back my new Chanel Intimitable mascara from the airport, and I have been loving using it again.

What I Like ?
Chanel For a natural result volume, length, curl: lashes reveal their perfect dimensions for eyes that are captivatingly natural. I agree mostly with the "natural" statement that Chanel makes about this mascara. This mascara elegantly coats my lashes with the perfect amount of mascara with no clumping. It's a fabulous mascara to use in the day time, as it really does create a natural look. I do think that this mascara can be built up, but the intense version is better if you are looking for more impact. I did find the Intense version a little spidery at times, but if you are a natural girl like myself you will love this mascara. I also found that it did lengthen my lashes and added subtle volume. Moving onto packaging! - It is typically Chanel in terms of packaging, the tube is sleek and the Gold band adds the class to the mascara. I personally like it being so sleek as I find it fits into my make-up bag better, as the Dior Show & Benefit mascara's are quite large. 
What I don't like ?
Personally I really like the mascara, but I can see why it wouldn't be for everyone. Firstly the price (£23.00) is a lot of money, and you probably could find something to do the same job in the drugstore. It might not be enough for some people, which makes me think the intense version, or a mascara like Benefit's "They're Real" would be a better option to invest in. 
The Results
Sorry for the smaller "eye" but when I had it extra large it did look a little weird haha. I think that this mascara evenly coats my lashes, but also keeps it very natural at the same time. I don't have any clumping problems with this mascara, and I'm looking forward to using it more. I would recommend this mascara for someone who is looking for a natural/daytime mascara, if you are after something a bit more special for your money then I would probably direct you towards Benefit "They're Real".

Lots of Love 


25 November 2012

❤Jewel Beauty❤ - Christmas Gift Guide

Hey Lovelies!
I was going to post a Chanel review today, but I didn't have the tools  I needed to make my post perfecto for all you beauties!. So I decided to do a little "Christmas Beauty Guide" which will hopefully give you some idea's for the lovely ladies in your life. All the items featured have been used by myself, or I have brought them for Christmas gifts, so I will be able to give you as accurate advice as i can. I hope you are all feeling festive and looking forward to the holidays ahead!.

If you are visiting my blog from tonight's 25/11/12 #bbloggers chat, then I want to wish you a very warm welcome to my blog. I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to support my blog, and you can always contact me via twitter jewelbeautyblog if you would like to ask any questions, or have a general chat with me :D.


Estee Lauder "Sensuous Nude" gift set £56.00
I was lucky enough to get this last month from my parents, as they picked it up on their way back from holiday. I would absolutely recommend this as a Christmas gift as it is beautifully packaged, and the fragrance is beautiful as well. The fragrance is warm  and indulgent woody musk with notes of , rose, mandarin, jasmine and melted woods. The gift set also comes with a super cute handbag sized perfume, and a body veil which is also gorgeous after a shower/bath. (Review Below)

Jewel By India R - Lip Balms £3.00-£6.00
You might or might not know that I created hand-blended lip balms made with the finest ingredients and customized with Swarovski crystal. The "Christmas Trio" set is £6.00 and contains three lip balms, which makes it a perfect little gift, or stocking filler. You can visit my website and find the set or the lip balms individually. 

Models Own "Winter Wonderland" set £20.00
This would make a fantastic gift for people with a mid-ranged budget, I have purchased this for a member or my family and I know they will love it. The polishes are so pretty and festive, they can also be layered with other polishes to create some amazing/glittery nails.

Temple Spa "Skin Truffle" £80.00
Do you want to totally spoil that special someone ? Well I have been using this for almost a year, and I must say its the most beautiful cream I have ever come across. The main ingredients consist of Diamonds, Gold and luxurious truffles, giving the skin a plump and radiant appearance. Temple Spa is sold online, but also stocked in Harrods/Selfridges London, so this would definitely make the perfect luxurious Christmas treat.

Thank you for reading my post lovelies!


19 November 2012

Winterlicious Tag & Update

Hey Beauties!
Time to get festive ;) - I have been so busy lately and have found it really quite hard to balance everything going on in my life right now. However, today I was checking out YouTube and noticed that MacBarbie07 had made a really cute tag called the "Winterlicious Tag"... so I thought why not do it on my blog ? and I know that its something a few of my followers would be interested in doing themselves.

I already feel like blasting some Christmas music and getting the drinks and nibbles out haha!!. I also love the  moment I see the first Coke advert, it gets me all excited. Ohh and how cute is that John Lewis snowman advert ? I am in love with it hehe!. I think I am getting a little excited now, so I will stop blabbing and get on with the tag.


TAG - Winterlicious Macbarbie07

Favourite Winter Nail Polish
I am not hugely into Nail Polish but I do have some favourites, I would say my favourite is my Temple Spa Nail Truffle treat which is made from Diamond dust & Rose quartz, it's a really lovely metallic brown shade which goes lovely with most of my Winter wardrobe.

Favourite Winter Lip Product
Ohhh! Decisions... I would have to say right now it's between MAC "Going Casual" & YSL Rouge Volupte  in Frivolous Pink. I can't get enough of Blue Toned Pinks during the Winter time!. I love the contrast on my Pale skin, with a smokey eye.

Most Worn Winter Clothing Item
I think I wear my Jack Wills Lambswool jumpers the most, they are really good staples and can be worn alone or dressed up. Ohh and of course they are lovely and toasty :D

Favourite Winter Scent/Candle
My boyfriend has an amazing Yankee candle I'm sure its cranberry zest. It's a really warm Christmas smell, but at the same time its quite fresh because of the zest in it. I also love my latest Estee Lauder Perfume called "Sensuous Nude" its a really warm and cosy scent, which is great for Christmas.

Favourite Winter Beverage
I would probably say a Brandy and Coke with my dad :) It reminds me so much of Christmas and having a good old laugh.

All time favourite Christmas/Holiday Movie ?
I have to totally cheat here and say its pretty even between Santa Claus The Movie 1985 and the Snowman, I really love the classics.

Favourite Christmas Song ?
Again... I totally love all the cheesy classics haha. I used to sing Wham last Christmas when I was a little girl. I used to put on little Christmas shows and make all my family watch me!

Favourite Holiday Food/Treat
My family are really into the big food/treat displays haha.. so I munch my way through all the cheeky stuff *chocolate* ;). I also quite like marmite twiglets, which I know I'm mostly alone with that one haha.

What is your favourite Christmas Decoration this year ?
I love really decorative ones with glitter, and also snowflakes and snowmen are cute :)

What is at the top of your Christmas List ?
Hmm! Maybe a camera or a bag ?! but I'm not sure :)

What are your plans for the holidays this year ?
I am going to Barcelona for my boyfriends 21st birthday celebrations :) We are also watching Barcelona play football, so its going to be loads of fun :D. I think there might be a Christmas market as well, which would be literally so cute, especially as we are going the week before Christmas.

I really hope you enjoyed this tag, and feel free to go ahead and do it on your blog. I thought I would leave you with a picture of me (middle) and my friends, as we went on a night out this Saturday gone.



14 November 2012

Winter Pinks - Lip Choices

Hey Lovelies!
I have totally been rushed off my feet the last two weeks between my boyfriends birthday and my accounting and finance module starting this week. I hope you have all been keeping well ? I know I haven't posted for around 4/5 days now, so I thought I would talk about my favourite beauty topic "Lippies". I must admit in the summer I am a total Peach girl, I think Peach is so beautiful in the summer and it really adds a gorgeous warmth to the skin. However, come Winter I obsess over Blue Toned Pinks and turn total ice queen ;) haha!. There is something about Pink on lips/cheeks in Winter that I find so beautiful... do you agree ?

If you are visiting my blog via the #bbloggers chat then I would like to say a big warm welcome to my little Pink blog haha :) - You can also contact me via twitter "Jewelbeautyblog"

MAC Cremesheen Glass "Going Casual" - Lavish Rose MAC Holiday Collection 2012
This has been by far my most used lip product over the last two weeks. I absolutely love this gloss because it gives me a gorgeous Pink Colour with the perfect amount of Colour pay off for everyday. I also quite like the texture, and find it quite easy to wear and re-apply. It does have quite good lasting power for a gloss, and probably lasts around 2 hours on me. 

YSL Rouge Volupte 19 - Frivolous Pink 
Say hello to my ultimate "Blue Toned Pink Lippie" - I absolutely love this lipstick for so so many reasons (cough *beautiful packaging* cough) and of course the product itself. It is very similar to MAC "Going Casual" but it does give quite opaque coverage, so I tend to go for the MAC gloss if I want the same Colour but just not as strong. I would say this is one of my top ever lip products, because it looks amazing with a smokey eye. 

YSL - Glossy Stain - 18
This is possibly the most unique formula that I have ever used. It it the perfect combination of gloss, stain and lipstick all in one. It's not only that fact which makes it ahh mazing! - It also has the texture of all three, which may sound weird.. but you would have to try it to know what I mean haha. The glossy stain can also build up different coverage, which actually makes it quite a versatile product. However, the shade 18 is a very light milky blue toned Pink, which does make it slightly harder to wear, especially if your lips are chapped. 

MAC Dazzleglass Creme "Demure" - Lavish Rose MAC Holiday Collection 2012
Demure is a pale toned milky Pink with Blue iridescent sparkle, which I think is really pretty. Both MAC "Demure" and "Going Casual" come part of the Lavish Rose collection, so I'm not sure if you can buy these alone?. I am using "Going Casual" more right now, but after swatching and seeing the beautiful Sparkle.. I think "Demure" is going to be another favourite!.
L-R (YSL-Frivilous Pink, MAC-Demure, YSL Glossy Stain-18, MAC- Going Casual)

Thank you for reading :) - I would love to know what your favourite shades are from this post ?


10 November 2012

Shopping Day Out - Bicester Village

Hello my lovelies!
Hope you are all doing well? - I thought I would do a little bit of a chatty post today along with a few goodies I have acquired. I have had a very busy weekend so far, with it being my boyfriends 21st birthday. On Thursday we had a lovely Chinese meal, then yesterday we went shopping to Bicester which was so much fun. My boyfriend ended up completely raiding the Ralph Lauren store, and I managed to get myself a few little goodies as well. 

And then ... I seen a gorgeous mulberry bayswater bag in a nude/taupe shade! - I was pretty much ready to buy it especially for £500, which was almost £300 cheaper than the full price. The woman there was so lovely and helpful, but then she told me that it was missing the two front leather straps, feet and the mulberry key ring that the full price ones have. I just couldn't help thinking that if I was going to pay that, then I wanted it to be perfect. I know the sale price was great, but I just couldn't quite do it.

Anyway, I did manage to pick up three little bits and I had such a lovely time with my boyfriend which was the main thing. I'm also off out tonight for a steak to carry on celebrating with his parents, so I'm looking forward to that as well. Excuse some of the photo quality, it was a case of snapping with the I-phone yesterday haha :).
Jumper - Jack Wills
Coat - F&F
Jeans - Hollister
Shoes - UGG
Bag - Chanel
Jewellery - Chanel Brooch & Versace Watch
I managed to pick up some gorgeous Tommy Hilfiger Boots that were £90.00 down from £130.00 I am absolutely in love with them, especially the quilted effect. I also popped into Ralph Lauren whilst Daniel (my boyfriend) was raiding the shop haha. I picked up a cute Ralph Lauren Cable Knit jumper in Navy that was £50.00 down from £100, so as you can imagine I found some good bargains. Finally, me and my boyfriend picked up some Ralph Lauren Pj's from Ralph Lauren Home that were £30.00 down from £50.00. 

I hope you enjoyed this post lovelies! - I am off to dry my hair and get ready now, so I will speak to you all soon!

Lots of Love
India X

6 November 2012

Ikandi - Jewellery Designer - New Website Launch!

Hey Lovelies!
You may or may not know that I have an internship with the Jewelry designer Ikandi. I really enjoy working for Ikandi, and Beth who owns Ikandi is amazing!. I thought I would post about the new Ikandi website launch. The new website will be active in around 7 days, but for now you can visit Ikandi Here. Ikandi design gorgeous luxe/crystal jewelry which has been featured in Vogue, as well as being featured on ASOS. I thought I would share with you three of my favorite pieces from the collection.

Oria Red Crystal Solid Collar Necklace
Oria Red Crystal Solid Collar Necklace £18.00 (More colours available)
I am loving this statement piece by Ikandi. I think the Red crystal is really striking, and would look amazing for up and coming Christmas festivities. Collar necklaces are also flying up and down the catwalk at the moment, so if you are into trends this would be a fantastic addition to your fashion accessories.

Cobalt Blue Crystal Square Stud Earrings
Cobalt Blue Crystal Square Stud Earrings £12.00 (More Colours Available) 
These Vibrant Austrian Crystal Studs are absolutely gorgeous, and a personal favorite of mine. These would look fantastic in the evening, or even for a pop of daytime Colour. I think that Cobalt is such a beautiful Colour  and another winter/party classic.

"Love as though..Quote Tie Bracelet
Love as though you have never been hurt bracelet £12.00
I am a sucker for cute quotes! So this is something I really love from the collection. I think inspirational jewelry is a great way to show your personality. I also love that it's Gold and Black as those colours go amazingly with almost everything. I also think this would make a cute Christmas present for someone, what do you think ?

Thanks for reading this post lovelies! - Why not head over to Ikandi and see what other gorgeous jewelry you stumble across ?


2 November 2012

EXCITED - MAC Holiday 2012 - Lavish Rose Lipgloss Kit

Hey Beauties!
I have been totally stalking the MAC Holiday collection for like at least a month before it was released haha. I seriously couldn't get over the cuteness of the packaging, and the products looked equally as special.
So... the holiday collection was released on the MAC website, so I literally dropped everything I was doing and went straight on to the website. I had been eyeing the "All for Glamour" bronzing face kit and the brush kits as well, so after my excitement I decided to actually do some research on these products. I visited Temptalia and sadly found that some of the kits had "quality issues". However, that is only one persons opinion, and I'm waiting to hear what some other people's reviews say before splashing more cash haha!!. I am also waiting to see if anything from the Chanel,Dior or YSL holiday collections catches my eye. 

Anyway, I did decide to make a cheeky purchase of the "MAC Guilty Passions Lipgloss Sets" in "Lavish Rose". I was amazed at how beautiful and well pigmented the shades looked, and with a mixture of Icy Pinks and Berries I thought it would be fab for the whole Autumn/Winter looks that are currently going around.
I received my little MAC order in the post and I must admit it has made me want to order more. I am so impressed with the packaging, and the shades are absolutely stunning. I thought today I would show you some pictures, and I will follow up within the next few weeks with a review.

Shades (L-R)
Colour Saturation, Going Casual, Boys Go Crazy, Demure

These kits retail at £25.50 and are currently on sale at MAC
I will also be posting about these little beauties again with a more detailed review!


1 November 2012

Sigma F82 Round Kabuki - Initial Thoughts

Hey lovelies!
Brrr is it getting cold with you yet ? I can assure you that right now I am absolutely freezing haha!!.
I do like the cosy winter nights, but I forgot how horrible it is to have cold hands and toes!. Anyway, my loves today I am going to be writing about my new Sigma F82 brush, which I am extremely excited about. I have always loved sigma from afar, but have never just bitten the bullet and gone for their products.
I have used brushes from MAC, Real Techniques and Estée Lauder, so as you can imagine I was super excited to start trying out this sigma brush which seems to be loved and a favourite for many.
The first thing I noticed about this particular brush was its density, wow I have never felt a brush like it. I was so excited to use it that within about five minutes of opening the package it was actually on my face doing its thing haha. I used it with my YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation and really liked how it worked. I then tried it with my Chanel Cream Foundation, and I was absolutely amazed. It just seemed to airbrush me in an instant, which of course was amazing haha!.

The most impressive thing about this brush was the feeling of control it gave me. It almost feels like a magic wand, it's precise enough to detail around the nose and eyes, but also equally fantastic for applying a full base. I have a feeling that this brush will perform best with cream products and heavier coverage products. However, I have also tried it with my Chanel powder and again it works really well. I suppose I am the kind of girl that likes a brush that can multi task instead of having a single brush for every job. I think that this brush is that kind of "multi tasker" as it works with creams, powders and liquids.

I also can't forget to mention the cute little Sigma "Eye Liner" brush which is a fantastic little tool. I have only used this a few times, but its so good for getting a precise line. I can't wait to start using it more for my party looks, and I will be sure to share anymore details with you lovelies after I have used it a little bit more.

Hope you liked this post lovelies! - Make sure you comment below

Purchase the brush here at Sigma I have also kindly been given10% discount code "code SBAP12" 

Please note this item was sent to me* - I only ever accept brands which are suitable and in line with my blog content. Thank You.

30 October 2012

What's In My Makeup Bag ?

Hey Lovelies!
Hope you are all doing well ? - I don't know about you but It just feels like I haven't had five minutes to relax recently!! - I had that horrendous virus last week, and since that I have been totally overcrowded by assignments and other work needing to be done. I just feel like I haven't been able to plan any blog posts or actually plan anything!. I decided to do a totally spontaneous what's in my make up bag... as to be honest I didn't really know what was in there myself haha!!
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation B3O, Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude Perfume, Benefit Erase Past #2, Dior Rosy Glow Blush, Benefit They're Real Mascara, YSL Le Touche Eclat #2, Estee Lauder Brazen Berry Lipgloss, Chanel Fatale Gloss, Temple Spa Lip Treat Oro 
Estee Lauder Pure Lipgloss - Brazen Berry
The colour of this lipgloss reminds me of a "Berry Smoothie" but it is described as being a cool medium berry on the Estee Lauder website. The texture is amazing and I have no problem with it being sticky or anything like that. Its such a beautiful wearable colour for the early Autumn.

Chanel Extrait De Gloss - Fatale
This is one of my most bold lip colours and the pigmentation and staying power is extremely good for a lipgloss. It a medium-dark Crimson Red with a high shine texture. Its far from sticky, but it does have more of a gloss feeling compared to the Estee Lauder formulae. 

Temple Spa Lip Treat - ORO
This is my latest lipgloss and was sent to me by the lovely Anita as a get well soon gift. I think the shade is absolutely stunning, it is like a soft brown with peach/pink tones. It is probably the most true "gloss" formulae  out of the three. It is very moisturising and contains Vitamin C, Grapeseed Oil and Papaya Seed Oil.

Hope you enjoyed this post beauties!

Anita - Temple Spa
10% Sigma Discount - Code DEAL12
Jewel Lip Balms - Jewel By India R

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