Saturday, 31 August 2013

Topshop Eye Crayon

I have been falling in love with this Topshop crayon like there's no tomorrow. I purchased it quite a while ago but have only started using it over the last few weeks. This one is in the shade 'Mystical' and is beautiful metallic brown colour. It comes out quite dark so depending on what you like, may be best to limit it to evening wear. It's a twisty crayon so saves all the hassle of needing to sharpen it. 

I haven't really used many products from the Topshop make up range but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this product. It has a really nice formula, creamy but dries really fast. I struggle to find creamy/pencil eye shadows that don't crease and his little one has answered all of my prayers! Providing you don't apply a mega thick layer of it, it dries very evenly and it durable without creasing. I was expecting to be reapplying it all day but there was no need it for! Very impressed with crayon and will definitely look into getting some more colours.

So far I've only worn it by itself with some silver liner in the inner corners of my eye and it looked lovely, but I think it would also look nice as a base with either darker shades or bronzy/golden shadow worn over the top.

(Note: for some reason the swatch looks much more silvery than the actual product. The crayon is most definitely a browny colour)
L x


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

O.P.I Outrageous Neons

I picked up these gorgeous O.P.I neon mini nail polishes at TK Maxx a few weeks ago and was dying to try them all out. The set consists of a white base and a top coat, followed by the lovely 'ridiculously yellow', 'formidably orange', 'riotously pink' and 'seriously purple'. All of the colours are lovely and summery but I must say the pink has got to be my favourite. I'm a big fan of OPI polishes as they last really well, which is such a big issue as my nails usually start chipping the next day! Really don't know what I do with them. These little ones have been doing pretty well and the colours look so shiny once the top coat is applied. Very happy with this purchase  :)

(excuse the security tag)
 Which one's your favourite?
L x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

What's in my make up bag?

So for my first proper post I decided to reveal what's in my (main) make up bag, these are all of the products which I use daily. Pretty much all of these items can be purchased on the high street/at your local drug store. The two Victoria Secret products featured, I purchased in the US and have not seen them on sale at the VS in the UK unfortunately, but apart from that the rest should be easy to find. Enjoy!


Maybelline Satin Liquid foundation in the shade 020 Cameo - one of my all time favourite foundations, provides a brilliant coverage and is really easy to apply.

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX foundation in F0 Fair - provides a fairly light coverage (although I do prefer something a bit heavier).

L'Oreal Infallible 16 hours concealer in 01 Vanilla - have been using it for years and absolutely love it.

Garnier anti-dark circles roll-on in Fair - I don't really get dark circles but this product is lovely to brighten up the area around your eyes

Victoria Secret Luminous Blush duo in Starlet- A lovely medium pink blusher, not too bright, not too dark, just perfect. 


MAC Mega Metal eyeshadow in Tweet Me - really sparkly and pretty

Bare escentuals eyecolor in the shades in 44073 High style and 44072 Snazzy - absolutely love these two, they're perfect for day and evening wear and blend really well.

Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in 001 Black - probably my favourite liquid liner of all time! Very well priced, easy to apply and very durable throughout the day.

Me Me Me Fat Cat lashes mascara - a big fan of this, genuinely gives your lashes a lot of volume.. just a shame it's running out.

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast super volume mascara in Black - have only been using this for a few weeks

L'Oreal Eye Designer crayon in 401 Black Grey (looks black when worn)

Victoria Secret Shimmer Fierce liner duo in Smoke & Mirrors - looks really pretty on, but I find it needs regular reaplication due to smudging

Miss Sporty eye liner in 002 - which I use for my eyebrows 


 As you can probably guess I like very similar shades of pink...

(in order of the swatches)

Rimmel Colour Show Off lipstick in the shade 020 Shake -up pink

Bobbi Brown rich lip colour lipstick in 13 Mod Pink

Sephora Lip Attitude lipstick in Star - really pretty and sparkly but the texture is quite rough due to sparkles in the actual product, but it is so nice that it's worth it!

L'Oreal Glam Shine Volumizer 6 hour gloss in 110 Addictive peach

Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in 440 Her Majesty

The make up bag itself is Bourjois Paris, which I purchased at the Clothes Show in Birmingham a couple of years ago :)

*Drum roll* ... First post

After deliberating over the idea of starting a beauty blog I finally decide to summon up the courage and go for it, so here goes my first post!

I am 22 and recent University graduate with a passion for all things beauty, especially lip products.. a girl can never have too many lipsticks, right?

I decide to start blogging to share my favourite products with other beauty fanatics as well as share my quest to explore a multitude of beauty products (without breaking the bank balance too much).

All the reviews will be my own opinion and should be taken with a pinch of salt, as the effectiveness of products often varies for people with different skin types and different preferences.

If you have tried any of the products I mention I would love to hear what you though of them!

Have a read and enjoy! :)

L x