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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

REVIEW: Garnier Mircale Skin Perfector (BB Cream)

After looking for a new foundation for this summer and for when I go abroad, I stumbled across this tube of glory. For a reasonable £7.49 (from Superdrug). I was looking for something thinner than a foundation, but something that gave more coverage than a tinted moisturiser. So after trying a free sample of the Miracle Skin Perfector, I decided to give it a try. 

I have quite oily skin, but at the same time it can feel quite dry at times. This BB cream does a great job at moisturising my skin, and keeping it that way throughout the day. My skin also has quite a few freckles on it (Which I like to hide majority of the time) and this also does a good job at hiding them, without me looking like I've caked make-up on. Also this does a great job of evening out my skin tone, which is another thing I really like.

This BB cream is also very scented, This may put some people off but personally I LOVE the smell. It hasn't given me a bad reaction to it (touch wood!) and I've had a very good experience with this BB cream.

This BB cream has an OK staying power, I like to put powder over the top to give it a matte look and also help it stay on for longer during the day.

Personally I really like this product, It does a great job of evening my skin tone and hiding my freckles. It doesn't do the best job on any spots/red marks so concealer is still needed for that. But it's a nice light coverage which doesn't feel heavy (Which is great for the hot weather). 

Have I missed anything out? Do you want to know something else about it? Comment below.
Issy xoxo 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

My week in pictures #4

Holiday countdown | ELF lipgloss' smells AMAZING! | Insta-haul | In need of a new clear mascara | Bright orange nails | Had a lie-in.. | My own French manicure

Friday, 3 August 2012

NOTD: Golden Cranberry

Cranberry & Golden Goddess 

Recently I've been loving my three new ELF nail-polishes (Post here), So I thought I'd do a little NOTD for you all. I obviously applied a base coat, then the Cranberry nail-polish, then as a top coat used Golden Goddess. These two colours will look great in Autumn/Winter!

What have your nails been wearing recently? 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

REVIEW: Collection 2000 Skyscraper Mascara

I've never really heard anyone speak about Collection 2000's Skyscraper mascara before, So when I saw it in my local Pound Land, I decided to pick it up and give it a try. In Boots this mascara retails for a respectable £4.99 and you can buy it here

Mine's in the shade 'Ultra black' and yes, it's very black. Which I really like about mascaras. You can also get this mascara in a waterproof version. 

This mascara does a great job and lengthening and separating my lashes without any clumps, much better than my Rimmel London Scandal Eyes. It gives a great everyday natural look, which is great for school or work. Maybe it's not the best for a night-time look when you're looking for more volumized lashes. 

Two coats.

The applicator is unique, it has one side with longer bristles, great for your top lashes, then the other side has shorter ones, which are great for your bottom lashes. This means every lash can get a good coating of the mascara (woo!).

Overall, I really like this mascara. It isn't clumpy, it does a great job and lengthening and it's currently in some Pound Lands, if not then for £5 it hardly breaks the bank to try it.

What do you think? Have you tried this mascara before?

Issy xoxo

Monday, 30 July 2012

ELF in UK stores?

(L-R) Golden Goddess, Blush & Cranberry.

Over the weekend I managed to find myself in my local TK Max store, routing through their discounted make-up section. I found many great deals such as three Essie nail-polishes for only £10! But when I came across three ELF products, I couldn't believe it. If you don't know, If you're in the UK you can only buy ELF online via the website. So when I saw this nail-polish set, I grabbed it with both hands and ran. I also saw one of their Beauty Books and a Eye-lash set. Both were in quite bad condition so I only got this set.

It's called the Glam Bam Nail Polish Set, coming with three beautiful colours. My favourite being Golden Goddess which is a golden glitter topcoat. All of these colours will look great in the Autumn/Winter. They're smaller than usual ELF nail-polishes but they still have the same great quality for the price you're paying. This whole set cost just £2.99! I couldn't believe it.

Make sure to keep your eye's peeled when you're next out shopping!

Issy xoxo 

Sunday, 29 July 2012

My week in pictures #3

Latest purchases | New post | Icecream in the sun | Primark false nails | Bananas, Yoghurt & honey | Brought a few things from the new Forever 21 store | Spud 'u' like for dinner | Got my second pierced | More purchases | New Maybelline lipstick | Dinner | Everything I brought this week | ELF in UK stores?! | At the Olympic football at Old Trafford.

It's been a very busy week for me but I've also loved it! And I think I've spent too much money *Sad face*! Anyway, how was your week?

Instagram - @beautyslittleangel

Issy xoxo

Friday, 27 July 2012

HAUL: Forever 21 & Superdrug!

Hello lovelies! Today I'm doing another haul. Today I went too the Trafford Centre where recently a new Forever 21 opened I just wanted to take a peek! So let's begin.

I've only ever been in one other Forever 21, and when I found out that there was a new store in the Trafford Centre I jumped at the chance at going. The store is huge, full of all of the latest clothes, jewellery and bags. Not a lot actually caught my eye though, there was a lot of 'party dresses' and more nights out outfits. I will still continue to look in but I didn't find a lot this time! 

One thing I got was this 'basic top'. I normally buy these from Primark but this one from Forever 21 feels much better quality and it costs the same price! It's a creamy/Ivory colour. Also it's a great price of only £2.50. 

The final item I brought was this necklace. It's a cute pendant necklace with a vintage broach at the end of it. It's a nice baby pink with cream on. I love it! I also love the price tag of only £1.50! 

If you don't know, Superdrug currently have a 3 for 2 offer on all of their Maybelline products. I originally only went in to get one of their 24 Hour tattoo's but I came out with three products! The first item I got was the Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 06. This is a very nice berry pink colour, it's also very easy to blend!  It retails for £6.49.

I've heard many great things about the 24 Hour Tattoo's so I felt like it was time to try one! I picked up a highly raved about shade, On & On Bronze. It's a shimmery goldy-brown which is great to be worn just by it's self! This retails for £5.

 The final product I got was one of Maybelline's Colour Sensational Lipsticks in the shade 148 Summer pink. I've never really heard anything about these so I thought I'd pick one up just to try. I've tried it out once and I can say I really like these. It has great pigmentation and doesn't dry out my lips! It retails for £7.19.

So that's my haul! Have you checked out the new Forever 21?
Issy xoxo