Avon ColorTrend Kiss n Go Lipstick

Wednesday, 28 May 2014
I'm  a sucker for a pretty product; whether I'll use it or not, if it's pretty it has to be mine! This was my thinking with this beauty. Wasn't particularly sure what the colour would be like, (bonus if I love it,) wasn't sure on the quality either. It was risk but it is so god damn pretty I couldn't resist.

Avon brought out this really cute Valentine's type Limited Edition range a couple of months ago; it consisted of three lipsticks a mascara and maybe an eyeliner if I remember rightly. I went for just the one lipstick in Smoochable, which is so cheesy it's almost unreal; it's a dark pinky colour. The stick itself if the most beautiful thing I think I have ever seen in my life. Instead of just a normal stick it is embossed with a really pretty design of lots of hearts, so girly and pretty.
The packaging isn't anything special. It's the same as Avon's other ColorTrend Lipsticks but in a dark pink with a light pink heart design printed on. It's practical and you can't really argue about it though for only £3.75.
The application takes a couple of coats to achieve the stick colour and it applies nicely. If you do have dry lips though I would suggest using a sugar scrub beforehand, just so the product doesn't stick to the dry patches. In terms of colour it is quite a dark slightly orangey pink depending on the lighting but out of direct light it is a darkish pink which is beautiful. I have had disappointing products from Avon in the past, such as an eyeshadow quad but this has restored my faith in the brand!
Have you tried any products Avon products you've loved or hated? Or have you tried any you think I'll like, please tell me!
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Glossybox May

Monday, 26 May 2014
I'm not the first and seriously doubt I will be the last to say that Glossybox has lost it's muchness. Unlike when I first subscribed a couple of years ago, I no longer get excited when it gets delivered which is why unsubscribed after three months. However, this months box looked too good pass. A box dedicated to Superdrug's 50th birthday, filled with lots of consumer favourites, perfect. I saw lots of blog posts showing what they received and was really excited as there are loads of products that I wanted to try. So I took the plunge and ordered the box for £13.25 inc p&p.

It was a bad start when I wasn't there to collect the box, wasn't it really. However, after trekking to the post office on the way to Liverpool, I must admit the box is cute. I am one of those people who can be swayed to buy something on packaging alone, which is probably quite bad but never mind.
Inside the box is their usual 'menu' type card which tells you what is in your box as well as how to use it. There is also a special edition of Superdrug's Dare/Glossybox's magazine which is really nice. The whole box is set to the same colour scheme as Superdrug, so pink, white, yellow etc. 
The magazine is actually brilliant in my eyes, (sad I know...) I love the history of brands so this feature on Superdrug is amazing to me. Also the tutorial on retro 60's makeup and the interview with Rita Ora. This is basically eveyrthing I want in a magazine in one place!
Onto the box... For this special collab box I recieved 4 full sized products, one deluxe sample and two samples, which is two more products than usual boxes, so that was a bonus! Onto the products...
I was slightly...okay very disappointed with this. It is by I Love Cosmetics and is their Strawberries & Milkshake Shimmer & Shine Lipgloss. It is a full size item worth £1.29, and isn't something I was excited to find in the box. It is your average, bog standard, almost translucent pale pink glittery lipgloss that smells nice. I must have loads of these in my draw, lots better quality than this. The packaging isn't anything special either, plastic tube, black cap and the same applicator as every other gloss like this.
I love Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Retro Glam mascara, but I currently only have it in the first colour/formula. This is the second full size product and is worth £6.99, which in my opinion it is well worth. The brush is hourglass shaped which gives the 'retro' winged out lash effect and adds definition. The packaging is sleek and practical and I can't live without it.
My favourite thing from the box has to be this B.Quick One Coat Professional Finish Nail Polish in Persica, worth £4.99. This polish is such an on trend colour right now, pretty much every shop is selling clothes this colour! The formula is brilliant and you only need one coat to get an opaque colour, but if you prefer a darker colour two coats makes just as nice colour.
The final full size product was this Superdrug Own Hair Doughnut worth £3.99. I am not a hair person the most you'll see me do is straighten it or tie it up, so this is useless! I cannot think of a single time I will use this so it's going to the back of my drawer.
The deluxe sample is by a brand I have not heard of before: Blowpro. It's their Blow Up daily volumising conditioner, worth about £2.15; something I have never come across before. This smells absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait to use it as it is free from parabens, sulfates and sodium chloride!
The next two products are almost the bonus ones. This is Garnier's new Oil Beauty Lotion, worth about £1, which I am intrigued to try. The idea of an oil lotion doesn't really tempt me to try it because of the oily feeling I expect it to leave on my skin but I have not tried so I cannot judge quite yet!
Finally I recieved a perfume sample, which I would usually be less than impressed with. However, Ghost Fragrances Eclipse, worth around £1.30, has managed to. This smells amazing and I have fallen in love with the scent. Not only is is fruity but it is floral hints as well. Bliss!

To be perfectly fair to the box I do like 4/7 products, which is over half, and the products cost more than the box itself at £21.71 . However, after seeing the content of other peoples boxes I do feel slightly hard done by. Others have received Max Factor primers worth £10.99 which basically cover the cost of the box, plus other products I wish to try, but I guess it's just luck of the draw. Would I order another Glossybox based on this months contents? Yes I probably would. Would I read other what other people received before ordering? I doubt it, as like this time I could receive products that are below my expectations for the box. I almost forgot to say! All products can be purchased from the Superdrug website!

Review | Clinique Superbalm Moisture Gloss Set

Thursday, 22 May 2014
I wrote a review on this ages ago but ended up deleting the post when I was sorting out my posts not long ago. I had decided that the post wasn't good enough for my blog as it was done such a long time ago before I properly got into blogging! So I have decided to do another!


Last year my dad and step mum went on holiday to Tenerife, (at least I think it was Tenerife...) While in duty free my step mum kindly got me this really cute Clinique Superbalm Moisture Gloss Set, it is a set of five Superbalm Moisture Glosses!

If you are one of those people who hate overly sticky lipglosses I'm afraid these are not for you. These are some of the stickiest glosses around, but it does mean they last longer in my experience. If you can get past the intense stickiness these are really nice glosses. As they are Clinique they also have no taste or smell which is good if you aren't a fan of heavy smelling glosses, however, I love a nice smelling gloss.

The colour range is very versatile ranging from a light peachy pink to an almost brown colour. 01 Apricot is the light peachy pink, it is quite sheer but does add a slight amount of colour to the lips. This is one of my favourites from the set as it is quite a natural colour. 02 Raspberry this is a brighter less peachy pink, again this is quite sheer but adds a nice shine. The name for this completely describes the colour in my opinion as raspberry is how I would describe the tube. 04 Rootbeer is a burnt reddy orange colour which is a nice change from the pinks. As you may have guessed none of these glosses are particularly pigmented but they all add a hint of colour to the lips. The penultimate gloss is 07 Lilac this is not lilac in my opinion at all. I would class it as a midtone pink with a hint of purple glitter. I do quite like it because of the glitter though. The final gloss is 07 currant, an incredibly sheer reddy purple. To be honest this is the disappointing one of the five. From the tube it looks like a really pigmented berry red, but no its so sheer. It will still add a hint of colour but not too much.
L - R
Apricot, Raspberry, Rootbeer, Lilac and Currant.
(It took a lot of reapplication to get the colours this bright.)
These are the perfect size for travelling with, they slip easily into any bag, even if there is hardly any room, and they carry a nice amount of product in each. The applicator is nothing special; it gets the job done quickly and easily, the set costs £26 from duty free which isn't bad considering you get five different glosses!

Hope you liked the post, I'd love to know what bargains you've picked up from duty free before!

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Quick Spring/Summer Face

Tuesday, 20 May 2014
During Spring and Summer I get those days where I haven't got forever to spend doing my makeup so I want a quick routine that I can go to each day. In this routine it is also helpful when few products are used so I can go out and enjoy the sun that may disappear and turn into storms at any second. (You have to love the British weather!) So after I discovered this collection of products worked just how I wanted I haven't stopped using them!

First I use foundation, which in this case is something quite light with low coverage, such as Maybelline's Super Stay Better Skin Foundation in Light Beige, this is a sample size and I am not entirely sure if I will purchase the full size as the colour just isn't quite right. I'll probably be the only one who notices but it will end up bugging me, so I'm not sure on that. A good thing about this foundation is that it has SPF 20 which will be perfect for Spring/Summer, however if you're like me you might think that you need a higher SPF I would still suggest using a suncream before.

Optional
I do sometimes use a primer if I am likely to stay out late or do exercise more often than not the primer is Benefit's POREfessional

Optional
If you're not one who enjoys foundation or are in a rush just using a concealer such as SEVENTEEN's Phowarr Paint just to cover up your problem areas.

As a very pale girl, me and contouring are not friends at all!  So I reach for something that will give me a slight golden shimmer that isn't for contouring, SEVENTEEN's Instant Glow Shimmer Brick. This is great as it has four shades that mix together to create a brilliant light gold glow to your face.

For my eyes I line them with Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Micro Thin Eyeliner, and if I'm feeling brave I'll add a flick. Then I add an inner corner highlight to open up my eyes. Currently I love MUA's Eyeshadow Trio in Pink Sorbet, I use the light champagne white, it is stunning! To finish off the eyes I use a mascara that gives good long defined lashes such as Benefit's They're Real, it is pricey but amazing!

Brows are a must for me yet somehow managed to escape this photo... Not entirely sure how this happened. Currently Maybelline's Brow Drama in Dark Blond, is my most used, it matches my brow really well and makes them look more natural than powder and pencil in my opinion.

For lips all I really want is a pop of colour, this comes in the shape of a tinted lip balm; Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch. This smells great but also adds a nice pink tint to the lips. It doesn't stay on the lips forever but it's hard not to want to reapply for the gorgeous smell and taste!

I hope you like my go to quick Spring/Summer look and also hope you try it too!

Beauty | #palegirlproblems

Wednesday, 14 May 2014
I am afraid I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon...again over the past few weeks, which I am very sorry about. It's not that I don't like blogging, in fact I love it, I have been busy with school; I took my English Language GCSE on the Thursday just gone. I also have had writers block. But now I'm back and should be able to start posting every other day like I used to! Fingers crossed anyway.

Back to the post! I was looking through my makeup and my many mismatching foundations and thought how pale I am and realised that there must be a post in that somewhere. And here we are...