Friday, 3 October 2014

Amazon Purchases

Real Techniques Starter Kit - £13.25
- Deluxe Crease Brush.
- Base Shadow Bush.
- Accent Brush.
- Fine Liner Brush.
- Brow Bush.

Real Techniques Core Collection Kit - £13.25
- Contour Brush.
- Pointed Foundation Brush.
- Detailer Brush.
- Buffing Brush. 

Frola Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Palette - £6.46

3D Radiance Concealer Palette - £2.56

Hello! I recently made a few beauty purchase from Amazon, these have all been on my wish list for some time so I was really excited when they arrived. 

I've finally taken the plunge and bought some of the Real Techniques, the Real Techniques Starter Kit and the Real Techniques Core Collection Kit. I've read so many positive reviews on these brushes and can't wait to try them all out. I tired the brow brush and the buffing brush for the first time today and what struck me the most is just how soft these brushes are and how nice and light they feel. 

I also bought two makeup palettes, an eyebrow palette with twenty-eight Autumn ready, natural shades and a concealer palette. I've tired some of the eyeshadows, they are not brilliant when it comes to pigmentation and need building up but it offers a nice mix of mattes and subtle shimmers. I haven't got around to using the concealer palette yet but I think the range of concealer shades will be good for contouring and covering blemishes. 

Have you found any beauty gems on Amazon?


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Autumn Yankee Candles

Honey & Spice Medium Jar Candle £16.99 SALE £12.75
Mandarin Cranberry Medium Jar Candle £16.99 SALE £12.75

Hello! Autumn is slowly creeping in, my favourite time of year! Moving into a new flat has given me the opportunity to purchase some more Yankee Candles and I could not resist purchasing some Autumn scents. 

I called in my local Yankee Candle store and found two really nice scents in the Fragrance of the Month, which means a very generous 25% off. The two scents I purchased are Honey & Spice and Mandarin Cranberry. Having just purchased them I've only had chance to burn Mandarin Cranberry so far but the scent is so fruity and sweet! I have not used Honey & Spice yet, but having had a few sniffs, I think it's safe to say I will love this candle on cold Autumn evenings snuggled up in front of the TV. Out of the two candles, Honey & Spice has to be the one that reminds me of Autumn the most. The scent is so warming, you can definitely smell the honey and cinnamon. 

What is your favourite Yankee Candle scent? Will you be stocking up for Autumn?

Claire Louise Xx


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Recent Purchases

Heart Red - Hot Red & Ember Glow - Trillion Taupe
Blizzard - Freak Out! - Sterling Silver 

Models Own 
Models Own Diamond Luxe (Heart Red).
Models Own Artstix Duo Polish (Hot Red & Ember Glow). 
Models Own Diamond Luxe (Trillion Taupe). 
Models Own Wonderland Polish (Blizzard). 
Models Own Mirrorball Polish (Freak Out!). 
Models Own Metallics Polish (Sterling Silver). 
[6 for £20 - Models Own booth at Meadowhall] 

Collection No Clumps Definition Mascara (17 Ultra Black) £2.99.
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette (Light 373) £9.99.
NYC Cover Stick (782 Medium) £1.79. 
St. Ives Elements Fresh Skin Moisturising Olive Scrub £4.99. 
Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover £3.49. 
Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Lightweight Conditioning Spray £4.49. 

Garnier Ultra Lift Day Cream SPF 15 £9.99. 
Garnier Ultra Lift Night Cream £9.99. 

Hello, I thought I'd share with you some of my recent purchases over the past couple of weeks. Some of them are repurchases and some are totally new to me. 

I went to Meadowhall with Ian a few days ago with the intension of just calling at Paperchase for some stationary for uni but I noticed the Models Own booth outside Claire's and decided to have a look. I bought all six of these polishes for just £20 which is pretty good going! I bought two of the new Diamond Luxe polishes in Heart Red and Trillion Taupe. I'm going to save the Heart Red polish for a possible Christmas giveaway because the colour will be so nice for the festive season! I also bought some other glitter shades for the Winter months as well as the Artstix Duo Polish in Hot Red & Ember Glow, which is a really nice mix of warm red colours for Autumn. I'm wearing it on my nails right now and love it, might just have add a snap of them to my Instagram

I really needed a new mascara and found the cheap and cheerful Collection No Clumps Definition Mascara in Superdrug. It's so easy to apply and just as it says, no clumps! I'd been wanting to try the Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette for a while but every time I called into Superdrug the Light palette was no where to be seen. Thankfully this time a very helpful fellow beauty addict, that was shopping nearby, helped me find it in one of the draws. This lady clearly knew where to look! I've tired it a few times and so far I'm impressed by the blusher and the bronzer but the highlight has a little too much sparkle and glitter for me, it would be so much better if it was matte. 

I also repurchased my favourite eye makeup remover, the Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover, it reminds me so much of the Clinique Take The Day Off but for a fraction of the price! Another repurchase is the Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Lightweight Conditioning Spray, my hair is so long and thick now that it can be a nightmare with tangles but the Aussie spray always detangles my hair with ease. 

I also picked up my favourite Garnier day and night creams for Boots. I'm really happy that the Ultra Lift Day Cream now has SPF 15 protection. These too lovely pots are always perfect for my skin, especially in the Winter months when my skin can become so dry and sensitive from the cold wether. 

What have you purchased recently?

Claire Louise Xx