Monday, 29 September 2014

Beauty UK set to launch a new addition to their lip range - Glacier Gloss - a fabulous set of ten intense colours

They say 

Beauty UK are set to launch their latest addition to their lip range - Glacier Gloss - a range of 10 alluring shades that coat lips in a silky shine.

The collection includes a number of fashion focused shades that will give a range of effects from sheer shine to bold luster.

The new designed tube enhances colour visibility and helps you to determine which shade is right for you. 

The lowdown

Having been set five of these fabulous  new products to test I was looking forward to see how they performed. Typically lipgloss reminds me of when I was 14 trying on the chocolate and strawberry flavours in Boots but makeup has come on a long way since then. The spectrum of pinks which I sampled all had intense colour in the tube and really sophisticated packaging that made them look more expensive then £2.99.

The wand was easy to use but I did find the gloss was hard to spread as it was quite sticky initially. Once on my lips it felt quite silky and moisturised , although if I touched my lips they did feel quite sticky.

One thing you have to remember about lip gloss is that it is essentially just a gloss and any colour that may look intense in the tube pretty much disappears once on. Each shade does look very similar on, albeit there are a few that are slightly more intense, most notably Atomic Pink and Heartbreaker.

 Overall a fabulous new range for the casual day when low key style is what you're after.

I give it 3/5

Available for £2.99 at all good Superdrug stores and online

  • A fabulous new range of ten fashion focused shades
  • Silky moisturising feeling on your lips
  • Low key tinted colour for those who don't like anything too intense
  • At £2.99 it's a great bargain buy
  • The colour is not as intense as it appears which for some may be a disappointment

Friday, 26 September 2014

Look smoking hot with Drop Dead Gorgeous Smokey Eyes Palette: Video Review

Get your set here

Would you buy this for you or as a Christmas present?

Monday, 22 September 2014

Drop Dead Gorgeous 3D Berry Manicure set review

Drop Dead Gorgeous 3D Berry manicure is one of the all in one beauty ranges currently available in Tesco stores or online.

Included in the pack is a berry red varnish, red pearl stones and a little funnel. Now the premise of this set is fantastic, you get 3D nails in no time at all. Despite this being one of many of these sets on the market I have to say personally I don't think it works at all. Firstly the nails dry so quickly you don't have much time to apply the stones and when you miss a bit you have to apply more nail varnish to start again. I found the pearls went everywhere and when I tried to put it back into the bottle, well they say a pictures worth a thousand words!

On the bright side the berry varnish is a lovely colour and the consistency is so thick you only need one coat. Generally the set is easy to use and if you have reflexes the speed of light you can probably get a really nice 3D effect. Unfortuantely I guess I'm just a little slow off the mark.

I give it 2/5 (that's just for the berry varnish)

Get yours for £5.00 at Tesco online

  • Gorgeous berry red nail varnish that dries really quickly
  • You only need one shade of berry varnish and your nails are completely covered
  • Great idea if you can move fast
  • Messy
  • The varnish dries so quickly you have very little time to apply the pearls and get them all in the correct place
  • The pearls fall off very easily
*this was a sample

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Win a fantastic Stargazer Neon Makeup set

Festival season may be over but it's never too late for a little Neon makeup. Stargazer have launched a range of four fab new products that will certainly make you stand out of the crowd.

Stargazer Neon Liquid Eyeliner
Make your eyes pop and embrace  a fun and flirty look with the new range of 8 neon shades. At just £3 you'll even have a bit of spare change for some other beauty goodies.

Stargazer Neon Mascara
Wearing black all the time can be boring so why not try spicing up your makeup with the new 8 neon wow inducing shades from Stargazer. These little wonders even glow under the UV lights so you'll be lighting up the dance floor. A bargain buy for just £3!

Stargazer Neon Lipstick
Nothing says look at me more then a bright neon lipstick. Available in 8 shades including magenta and cviolet these fun, flirty shades may be different but they'll have eyes glancing your way. You'll even glow under the UV lights so the centre of attention is all on you. Go bright for just £3.50.

If you don't want to go the whole shabang with dying your hair crazy colours you can just spice it up with a few highlights with Stargazer's Hair Chalk. Another bargain at just £3.50.

With all these fabulous buys under £20.00 you may be itching to start on your colour transformation but how about you try to win it all first?

In this competition you could win:
  • Hair chalk in Magenta
  • Lipstick in UV Violet
  • Eyeliner in UV blue
  • Mascara in UV pink
The competition runs  to the 21st October 2014 and is available UK and ROI only
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Friday, 19 September 2014

Maybelline Fuchsia Flash Color Sensational lipstick "Molly" a perfect pink for the girl in you

The Saturday girls each released a limited edition Maybelline lipstick based on their personalities a little while back.

Maybelline Color Sensational Fuchsia Flash in 902 is Molly's interpretation of what she loves in a lipstick. This creamy, moisturising fuchsia shade is great at perking up a pale complexion. Infused with honey nectar the product works at keeping your lips soft whilst you're looking your best. It has a gorgeous vanilla scent which is really appealing.

Whilst the product looks lovely on it seems to disappear after not even a hour, and even quicker if you're eating or drinking. If you're out and about it can be a pain to constantly reapply your lipstick so the product really isn't that effective in that respect.

Fuchsia Flash is perfecting for bringing out your inner girl. The bright pink works well with most complexions and outfit choices. Whilst it doesn't have the longevity one might expect of Maybelline if you don't mind constant reapplying it's a fab product to have. I give it 3/5.

Get yours for just £7.19 at Boots

  • Lovely bright pink shade
  • Brightens up your complexion
  • Creamy and moisturising consistency
  • Gorgeous vanilla scent

  • Lipstick doesn't even last an hour and even less if you're eating or drinking

Monday, 15 September 2014

Exclusive video review: Has Face D 3-Luronics come up with the solution for dark circles?


What do you think? Would you be impressed with the results considering the products claim? I love to hear your thoughts x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Get your lashes fluttering with Miners Maxi Volumising mascara video review

It's been a while but I feel it's about time I gave makeup video reviews a go again..

So how do you think Miners performed?

Would you buy their mascara based on this video?

Monday, 8 September 2014

How to make cookie monster cupcakes

I don't know if you've ever seen them, but Cookie Monster cupcakes look a-m-a-z-i-n-g and I simply could not wait to recreate them!

Not only are they super cute but they're really easy to make too. To get everyone oohing and awwing just follow this simple receipe:

Cupcake mix (makes 6 medium cupcakes)
50g Self raising flour
50g Caster sugar (superfine)
50g Butter or margarine
1 Egg
Butter Frosting:
250g unsalted butter
300g icing sugar
Sprinkle of vanilla
Milk – no more than 4 tablespoons
Blue food colouring
Dessicated coconut
Cookies (any brand)
Chocolate chips

Cupcake Sponge Recipe:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Electric oven | Electric fan oven 160°C | Gas Mark 4) and place paper cases into a muffin tin
  2. Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add in the egg, beating it well
  4. Fold in the flour
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 – 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. If not, pop the cakes back in the oven for a few more minutes. Lift the cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Butter Frosting Recipe:
Mix the unsalted butter, icing sugar and vanilla
  1. Add the tablespoons of milk, one tablespoon at a time and stir in well
  2. Whisk for 10 minutes
  3. Take out  4-5 tablespoons of the mixture and keep in a separate bowl
  4. Add the blue food colouring to the remaining mixture. Stir well.
Decoration Recipe:
  1. Once the cupcakes are cooled, cover them in the blue butter frosting.
  2. Next make the coloured coconut.  Add a few drops of food colouring to the coconut and coat thoroughly. Spread the coconut out on wax paper to air dry for a couple hours.  To make the coconut better resemble the Cookie Monster’s furry coat, you can pulse the coconut in a food processor.
  3. Sprinkle the tinted blue desiccated coconut over the cupcakes.
  4. To make the eyes, pipe out two balls of white butter icing (use a baggie with the corner snipped off if you don’t have a pastry bag)
  5. Add a chocolate chip, with the flat surface facing upwards, to each ball of white butter frosting
  6. Use a sharp knife to make a cut for the mouth and wedge in your favourite cookie
  7. Enjoy….and try not to eat them all at once!
One thing I found was that the butter cream icing is quite hard to use for the eyes as it flops over a lot, so perhaps in future I would use a ball of normal icing. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

My Saturday shopping haul - Maybelline, Barry M, Tu Sainsburys and Claire's

I had to get a few items for some cupcakes I wanted to make today so thought I would have a little browse around the shops. I found a few items I just had to buy and thought I'd share them with you all. As this is only a little haul I thought I'll demonstrate it in a picture.

1. Red bow spot headband from Claire's £4.00

2. Black dimante headband from Claire's free as it was 3 for 2 :)

3. Headband styler twist from Claire's £6.00

4. 18carat gold plated dimante earrings from Claire's £6.00

5. Maybelline Color Show Crystallize in Light Up £3.99

6. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paint in Sugar Apple

7. Sainsbury's Tu Red scallop collar top £14.00

All these fantastic products will be going for a test drive very soon. Keep your eyes open :)

Have you bought much recently? 

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