Sunday, 29 June 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong | The Bright Lip

 Hello everyone,
My pink obsession recently grew even bigger when I found the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong, which has quickly become one of my favourite discoveries of the year. Yes, it really is that good!

Bourjois recently launched their new liquid lipsticks in eight shades, but the bright neon pink with the very cute name of Pink Pong stood out to me as a winner.
Now, this shade is bright, neon bright. But I love it! It is definitely a statement, but paired with a simple makeup look and a simple outfit it looks amazing. I think it would suit so many skintones as although it is bright, I imagine it to be quite universal.
The formula of this is also worth a mention - it is awesome. As one who has relatively dry lips, I always stay away from 'matte' lip products. However, this really isn't that drying considering how matte it is. I always apply a lip balm before any lip product as this helps to keep my lip hydrated, but apart from maybe one or two top ups of lip balm throughout the day, the Bourjois Rouge Edition really doesn't dry out my lips. 
This product also lasts a very long time. It tends to wear off on the inside of my lips after about 4 hours so you're left with an outline of bright pink, but to save it I reapply my lip balm and add another coat of the product and it looks perfect again. It layers really well so you're not left with anything patchy or streaky by the end of the night.

Overall the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong is an excellent product if you want a vibrant matte liquid lipstick that lasts for a very long time. 
Some of the other bright colours also look awesome and for £8.99, I definitely think they're worth a try!

Have you tried any of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet's?

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser | The Morning Cleanser

Hello everyone,
Today I wanted to share with you my current favourite cleanser that I have been using in the mornings. 
The new Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser caught my eye as soon as it was released last month. I thought it would help wake my skin up in the mornings as I am definitely not a morning person.

The Origins scrub is a bright orange gel cleanser that has small micro beads in it that help exfoliate and refresh the skin. Although it is branded as a 'scrub', it does not feel harsh on the skin nor does it dry it out. For my combination skin, it is perfect for everyday as it gently exfoliates my skin leaving it smooth without drying it out.
I also find my moisturiser sinks in quicker and is more effective as the Origins cleanser helps to remove dead skin cells and clear my skin.
I particularly love the scent of the cleanser as it smells like oranges which is the perfect wake up call in the morning!

Let me know if you've tried the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser and what you think of it!

Thank you for reading,

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Mac Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Lorelei | Alluring Aquatic

 Hello everyone,
Today I wanted to share with you a super pretty eyeshadow from the Mac Alluring Aquatic Collection which came out I think around April.
Whilst I was out shopping with my friends, the Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Lorelei particularly caught my eye as it looked like the perfect everyday, shimmery eyeshadow.

The packaging immediately caught my eye when I saw this shadow - a beautiful turquoise which almost looks like it's been dropped in water as the packaging has water-like droplets over it. 
As with all Extra Dimension products from Mac, the shadow is super shimmery and beautiful. The shade is a bronzy copper colour which I think is so nice for all year. The colour looked a lot warmer when I applied it to my lids, which I was surprised about as when I had swatched it in-store it did look quite cool-toned, however, nonetheless I still think it is beautiful. 
As the shadow is very shimmery, I find it best to apply it with a flat shader brush as you can really pack it on, then blend it out with a clean fluffy brush. If I want it to look extra pigmented and vibrant, I like to slightly dampen my brush to give the shadow an extra oomph!
I find the shadow lasts a good 6 hours without a primer, but I do think a primer would be quite good as not only would it make the shadow last longer, but it may also help make the pigment stand out even more.

Overall I think Lorelei is a gorgeous colour and I love the formula of the Mac Extra Dimension eyeshadows as they're so shimmery yet have a nice soft, creamy texture.
The colour creates a beautiful, warm eye look that I particularly love during the warmer seasons!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | THE Makeup Remover

Hello everyone,
After recently finishing my stash of Bioderma I really wanted to try a drugstore Micellar water as they have been getting a lot of hype recently. I opted for Garnier's edition of the infamous Micellar cleansing waters in the hope I would not be disappointed. 

I am super excited to say that this cleansing water has exceeded my expectations. It is AMAZING!
Like Bioderma, it looks and feels like water so when you remove your makeup, it feels like you're removing it with water. I feels so gentle on the skin and it doesn't irritate my eyes. I like to squeeze a small amount onto 2 cotton pads, and within 30 seconds my whole face of makeup (including eye makeup) has disappeared. It works like magic!
I don't know what Garnier have done to this cleansing water, but whatever it is it's amazing. It so effortlessly removes all of my makeup without leaving my skin too dry or oily, meaning it would be great for sensitive skin.  
I am so impressed with it, I actually look forward to removing my makeup when I get home from a long day because I know it will do it so quickly and easily. 
If you can't get hold of Bioderma, or if you want a highstreet equivalent, get the Garnier Micellar Water because it is by far one of the best makeup removers I have ever used! (And that is a pretty big statement!)

I picked mine up at Boots, where it is usually £4.99 for a 200ml bottle but it is currently on offer for only £3.99. Get it whilst you can!

Thank you for reading,