Saturday, 25 October 2014

AVON LIPSTICK IN POUT

Every month we get a catalogue delivered to the door from Avon, normally I don't bother much with Avon products and stick to what I know, but my mum is a huge fan of the brand and loves using the lipsticks, foundations and nail polishes. This lipstick was a gift and I actually really like the colour and texture :) 


Avon stock a wide range of skincare products and cosmetics at budget friendly prices, making Avon a great option if you're looking to try something different. This lipstick really is pretty and has a subtle hint of shimmer that reflects nicely in the sunlight. I really like how sleek the packaging is and the lipstick shade really enhances your natural lips to give a beautiful shape and more volume with the generous hints of shimmer throughout the product, which I personally love for winter to give a nice frosted lip, either worn alone or over other lipstick shades for definition. 

The texture is very nice with a creamy formula that hydrates the lips beautifully when applied. The application is very even and would work beautifully for all complexions because it gives a natural boost of colour in the most prettiest of pinks, giving a nice soft finish. I really like how this feels and it's not at all drying making it very comfortable for everyday use and you can apply the product straight from the bullet or apply a light layer using a lip brush.

What it promises:
  • Stay True Colour 
  • Self Renewing Colour
  • Helps Smooth, soften and moisturise lips
What I like:
  • Creamy formula 
  • Pretty Shimmer
  • Very moisturising
  • Excellent value for money
What I dislike:
  • It doesn't last very long between 2-3 hours
How I would Apply: 
I would normally apply this lipstick straight from the bullet because the shades so light and natural, however you can apply this with a lip brush.
Product Expiry
12 months 
What's your thoughts on this? Have you tried anything similar?

xo, Jenny


Thursday, 23 October 2014

GREY MATTER

I seem to be having a moment with burnout velvet fabrics and really like how pretty this floral kimono is from Quiz Clothing. A great piece to take you from day to night in an instant with the gorgeous silver and black contrast, and metallic sheen for added definition. 

Polo Neck: Marks and Spencer | Belt: ASOS | Trousers: Missguided | Kimono: Quiz c/o | Shoes: ASH (Similar) |

These grey tailored trousers by Missguided have been a winner, so much so I find them perfect for smartening up casual outfits and formal wear! They make the perfect essential to have if you're struggling to find something to wear and even better they look great with trainers for lazier days. I noticed this boyfriend waist and hip belt on ASOS a couple of months back, and liked how simple the style was and figured it would come in great for different outfits to give more shape and clinch in the waist, on less form fitting tops and dresses.

I wanted to keep this outfit more casual and feel these ASH wedge trainers work great for everyday wear but also look fancy with the beautiful suede fabric. You guys might know I have recently been eyeing up these ribbed polo necks from Marks and Spencer for Winter and I luckily grabbed a few in the sale last week! :) They are such a steal, even at the original price and come in perfect for layering when the weather gets chilly! Speaking of the weather, it seems to be up and down lately... Warm one minute, extremely cold the next! Pretty confusing huh? 

xo, Jenny





Tuesday, 21 October 2014

MEMEME EYESHADOW QUAD

This eye shadow quad by MeMeMe Cosmetics has a gorgeous variety of shades from warm oranges/gold's for a beautiful Autumn combination, to deep purples/pinks for Winter. 


The eye shadows are extremely pigmented with a subtle hint of shimmer laced throughout the powder making it perfect for nights out or parties! I would personally use this for nights out and think it will come in great for Christmas/New Year parties, but you can also use this pretty quad for daytime make-up looks. The size of this quad makes it the perfect essential for traveling with the tiny compact container and flip up lid and it contains all the shades you will need for each season, making it a nice little investment quad to have in your make-up bag. 

The eye shadows last hours and that's without me using a primer, I also like how you can build the colour up from daytime to night-time with extra shimmer on top! Not only can you use these eye shadows dry but you can also apply them wet for a much bolder/dramatic outcome, so you have lots of options and different looks you can create. MeMeMe does a selection of different quads and you can find the perfect shades to suit your preferences, I really like how these colours warm up my complexion, I do also like the neutral quad palettes in "Drama Eyes and Goddess Eyes" and think these will be my next purchase :)
What it promises:
Long Lasting
Light-Reflecting 
Pearlescent Pigments 
What I like:
Very Pigmented
Pretty Shimmer
Great for all skin types
Not Tested on Animals
Great Value for Money
What I dislike:
-
How I would Apply: 
I would apply this using my Real Techniques Eyeshadow Brush and gently blend for a nice, even finish.
Product Expiry: 
24 months 
What's your thoughts on this Eyeshadow Quad?
xo, Jenny

Sunday, 19 October 2014

SLEEK BLUSH IN ANTIQUE

The sleek make-up blush in Antique really is a pretty shade if you're looking for a more natural looking finish. This blush contains tiny shimmer particles that highlight and look pretty when catching the light to give off a nice youthful glow!


This is my first Sleek blush and I am totally new to this brand in-fact, that I couldn't wait to trial some products and see how they compare to more expensive brands. I was not disappointed with this blush and would definitely re-purchase in similar shades! The price is more than reasonable and the product looks very natural when applied and lasts hours. 

Antique looks incredible against my pale skin and red hair and I really like the warm tones to give a more natural flushed look that goes great in the colder weather. If you have pale skin I would highly recommend this little blush to brighten and warm the complexion during Autumn/Winter and the subtle shimmer makes this perfect for this time of year but it's not noticeable when applied and doesn't look gimmicky.

The blush has a nice light powder texture that applies beautifully with a blush brush and blends really well with the rose pink undertones coming through. You can build up the coverage depending on how strong or natural you want the blush to look on the skin but even just the smallest amount gives a nice radiant flush. I did mention this would be perfect for pale skin tones but this shade will work for all skin tones but I feel it would come in great for those with paler skin to give a nice natural warmth, especially if you don't tan regularly! :)

What it promises:
  • Lightweight 
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Glow
  • Light-Reflecting 
  • Suits All Skin Tones
  • Pearlescent Pigments 
What I like:
  • Great for all skin types
  • Not Tested on Animals
  • Lightweight and Natural
  • Sculptures and Highlights the skin
  • Pretty Silver Glitters in the Powder
What I dislike:
  • -
How I would Apply: 
Using my Real techniques Blush Brush I will dab the brush into the powder palette and tap the brush to remove excess product, then I will lightly apply the product onto the cheek bone for a natural flawless finish.
Product Expiry
24 months 
Have you tried the sleek blushes yet?
xo, Jenny

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