Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Aphrodite Hair Steamer review

I bought a steamer today but as my hair is currently in a weave and not due to be washed or conditioned yet I decided to use my mother as a Guinea pig.

Setting up the steamer was easy. I did expect it to be sterdier but seeing as it is a standalone steamer a lot of sturdiness isn't to be expected. There is a one year warranty for this product. Instructions were easy and very basic there were about 4 pieces to put together and they assembled easily.

The steamer fully assembled, extra piece is the facial steamer that you replace with the bonnet head. 
Steaming opens up the hair cuticles and allows your deep conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft completely locking in and retaining more moisture than normal deep conditioning. When you have completed your steam treatment it is best to rinse with cold water which will seal the cuticle and thus lock in the moisture. The benefit of this is healthier more moisturised hair which will be easy to comb through and detangle (this saves you from losing more hair than necessary) and retaining hair length (the ends of your hair will be more moisturised thus not break off.)

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Lancôme Teint Idole vs Teint Miracle

Quite simply I think this is the best brand foundation I've ever come across. Both foundations have something different to offer and both definitely deliver. I personally prefer matte foundation and the Teint Idole Ultra 24h offers a velvet matte finish, the Teint Miracle offers a slightly dewy finish. Both are oil free. In each bottle is the standard foundation amount of 30ml. 

Teint Idole Ultra 24H and Teint Miracle
The Teint Idole is said to be medium to full buildable coverage whereas the Teint Miracle is described as light to medium coverage and considerably more "liquid" then the Teint Idole. I believe that both have medium buildable coverage.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Another La Femme haul

I made another purchase recently from camera ready cosmetics after my first one with them and it came even more quickly than the last order. Definitely worth making an order with them, they are very reliable and provide a good service.

My La Femme blush collection
The two palletes I got have magnetic closures for the blush pans and also the lid is magnetic so when you close the lid it stays shut thus protecting the blushes. I stuck white labels on the other side and labelled all the blushes with little swatches as its hard to remove the blush pan without damaging the blush itself.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

My skin care products

Without makeup (eyebrows semi-permanenty filled in) when I follow my skin regime to a T, as you can see my nose is a bit shiny
A good skin care regime is essential if you want clear unblemished skin and knowing whats right for your face as well is also an essential. Instead of buying the latest fad product you need to find out what works for your skin and cater to your skin's needs. 

Some of my skin care products

Friday, 19 October 2012

NARS Cosmetics haul: Taj Mahal, Highlighter in Albatross and Yachiyo Kabuki brush

I've had my eye on these 3 things for a while now and after reading reviews of them on makeupalley I wasted no time in going to buy them. I've had a bit of a blush obsession going on for the past 2 months and in the past 2 months I've bought 14 blushes..... hopefully I'll come to my senses soon and not buy anymore... but I now have my eye on Exhibit A by NARS and Taos too... I keep on seeing so many nice colours and reading good reviews.

I bought these products in Liberty near Tottenham Court Road, I started off in Selfridges and actually left the NARS counter because the woman serving me was so rude, I don't understand why people like her apply for jobs in customer service when they know they have no skills in it whatsoever. Anyway the staff in Liberty were very helpful and knowledgable and I love their layout more than Selfridges.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Makeup: La Femme Blush and Ben Nye Face Powder

I recently ordered blushes and a face powder from Camera Ready Cosmetics around the 16th of September and they arrived on the 27th of September all the way from the States to London. I ordered 10 blushes and 1 bottle of the Ben Nye translucent powder. The price was such that I didn't have to pay duty on what I bought. Other countries however do have different regulations so its always best to check these first. I am very pleased with the time it took to deliver the goods and the condition I received the products in. The products were well protected and in optimum condition.

My instagram picture of my products

So I'm going to now show you guys the swatches on my skin and name the colour of the blush