Monday, 31 August 2009
Bioderma Crealine H2O - I have been using this as a make up remover for a couple of weeks and I have noticed an improvement in my skin (less dry and more clear). And no more panda eyes as it removes waterproof mascara in one swipe.
Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes in 1L shiney Black - This is quick to apply and lasts all day and the colour is less harsh than matte black.
Models Own nail polish in Pink Punch - This neon pink has been my go to nail polish all month.
Mac lipstick in Saint Germain - I seem to be wearing this everyday. My new YSL #19 Frivolous Pink hasn't been touched yet.
St Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse - I've finally found an easy to apply, non-sticky and nice scented fake tan. Will definitely re-purchase.
Thinking before buying and using up the products that I already own. I've hit the pan on my Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Givenchy eyebrow palette and I'm currently trying to use up all the random haircare and bodycare products I own before I purchase more.
Clarins skincare products - I am gradually replacing each product with Bioderma or L'Occitane products. Clarins products are great, but expensive :(
Centre hair parting - I have been trying out a side parting all week in an attempt of getting more volume.
Autumn - I wish it could stay summer for a little while longer. I'm not really to wear a coat and boots just yet.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
These are the products I am interested in purchasing during the fall...
Chanel Eye Gloss - I swatched this when I was in Paris and it was love at first sight. At £38.50 in the UK, its expensive. I'm trying to save up my Boots advantage card points for this baby. At the moment I'm on £10 worth of points and as I'm trying to cut down on my monthly Boots spend by using up all the half full random shampoos, conditioners, self tanning creams etc laying around my fla t so it might take me longer than usual to reach the amount of points needed to make this purchase. It is limited edition so I might just give in and purchase it at the airport when I go on holiday next month.
Dolce & Gabbana lipgloss in Candy - Back in the spring I was mesmorised by Scarlett Johansson's lips in the advertising billboards. I thought the colour was so perfect her lips must have been digitally enhanced. When I eventually made it to the D&G counter at Selfridges I asked the MUA about Scarlett's lips, she laughed and told me that she gets asked that question 1000 times a day. Her lips weren't enhanced, Candy was used but its sold out until 1st September.
There are two products I'm interested in getting from the MAC Style Black collection. The greasepaint stick in black and the #214 short shader brush. The MAC collection I'm really holding out for is D Squared 2. I want to get the lip erase, gloss texture, both of the sculpt and shape powders and about 10 feline khol powers :)
Apart from those products, there are a couple of MAC face brushes I want to get to complete my collection and I want to buy a shimmery navy and dark grey eyeshadow for a non-black smoky look - any suggestions?
Today was payday so I purchased some Bioderma products from http://www.leguidesante.co.uk/ I will do a review of them at some point.
Have a good bank holiday weekend.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Conditioner: Le Petit Marseilais shea butter and honey mask. I stocked up on this in Paris to improve the strength of my hair.
Styling products: L'oreal Elnett extra strength hairspray, Aveda Pure Abundance volumising hair spray and Batiste boho dry shampoo.
Shower gel: I think the brand is called Mad Cow and its called Vanilla Biscuit. Smells delicious!
Body moisturiser: I don't really wear it on a daily basis, only when my skin is dry. I use a Clairns generous sample size.
Deodorant: Mitchum 48hr unperfumed. I have been using this for years.
Fake tan: I recently bought St Tropez Everyday Mousse which I apply with a tanning glove. It is really easy and even to apply and doesn't smell awful or feel sticky.
Skincare products: Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with cottonseed, L'Occitane Exfoliating Rice Powder, Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum, Clarins Hydraquench Cooling Cream-Gel for hot climates and Bioderma Crealine H2O.
Primer: I don't use a face primer, I only use a primer on my eyes when I wear eyeshadow. The primer depends on which eyeshadow I use.
Foundation: I don't normally wear foundation. At the moment I am using Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in Porcelain. Without a doubt I will try a different brand when this one runs out. The hunt for a great tinted moisturiser continues...
Concealer: Make Up Forever 5 colour palette.
Powder: Make Up Forever HD Powder.
Blusher: Benefit Coralista and Nars Orgasm.
Bronzer: Benefit Hoola.
Highlighter: Mac cream colour base in Pearl or Luna.
Eyeshadows: I'm not really an eyeshadow person, I only wear them when I'm going out for the night or for an event like a wedding. I love smoky eyes. The two eyeshadows I use the most are Nars Night Porter and a Pure Cosmetics color cube in a shiney black colour (I don't know the name).
Eyeliner: At the moment I have been using my new Make Up Forever Aqualiners for my eyelids and either Guerlain Eye Khol in Ivory or Pure Cosmetics black kajal for my waterline.
Mascara: I'm using Make Up Forever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara which I bought recently. But when it runs out I will return to my old favourite Diorshow waterproof Mascara.
Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte in No7 and No8 and Mac Saint Germain.
Lipgloss: Nars Striptease and Turkish Delight.
Nail polish: I have been using these over the summer - Models Own in Pink Punch (its a neon pink), Barry M Baby Pink (its a light pink cream), Barry M Bright Pink (think YSL Rouge Volupte No8 in a nail polish) and Mavala Liberty (a cream nude).
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Monday, 24 August 2009
In Sephora I just picked up some Make Up Forever stuff - the five colour camouflage concealer palette (love), aqua smoky lash mascara (I'm not sure about the wand) and two aqua eyes eyeliners in black and shiney black (love). I also picked up a Sephora non rinse brush cleaner (not pictured).
In Parashop I picked up Bioderma Crealine H2O and the wipes. I highly recommend these as after a week of using them my skin has noticeably improved. Clarins better watch out - I might just switch all my skincare over to Bioderma.
In Douglas I picked up a cute Hello Kitty sponge and a mini Mavala nail polish in Liberty - its a cream nude colour j'adore ca!
Apart from make up, I bought two breton tops from Saint James and a pair of leather look ballet leggings from Promod which is the French equivalent of Forever 21.
If you plan to visit Paris, I recommend Rue de Rennes and Rue du Four in the 14th arrondissement for shopping. The closest metro station is Rennes or Montparnasse Bienvenue. There are many Sephora stores all over the city but the one on Champs Elysees is the biggest and has the best selection of products - it even stocks MAC. French skincare brands are very good and can be found in any pharmacy, but the Parashop chain is really good.