Top Ten Tag

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So I do enjoy my tag posts and I was tagged a while ago to do the Top Ten Tag where I pick my top ten favourite items. I hope that you enjoy this post.

Foundation
So for foundation I do have my two joint favourites which are the L’oreal True Match Foundation and the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation but seeing as I have been using and enjoying it lately I’m going to say the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation as it matches my skintone and texture perfectly and offers decent coverage without being too thick or cakey. I love it.

Concealer
For me this is a no brainer I love the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer which has the perfect texture, thickness and shade for me. If I couldn’t have that one though I’d choose my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is a back up.

Powder
This again is a no brainer because I have a staple powder in my routine which is the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent which is just amazing. It is a really great powder, does everything I want it to and it’s not cakey in any form.

Blusher
Usually I’d say my Sleek Blush in Rose Gold or my Nars Orgasm however I’m really enjoying my Rimmel London Blusher in Santa Rose which is a really unusual shade but is really pretty so I’m going to go with that.

Bronzer
Again usually I’d say my Astor Deluxe Bronzer in 002 Safari Fever, however lately I’ve been using my Rimmel London Natural Bronzer and I’ve been really enjoying it so again I’m going to pickt that.

Highlighter
This is quite difficult because I adore highlighters and I like to swap and change them but I’m going to choose my MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold because it’s just stunning.

Mascara
For mascara I’m going with my new favourite which is my Revlon Lash Potion Mascara by Grow Luscious which is quite frankly the best mascara I have tried to date.

Eyeshadow
I’m quite torn by this because I change up my eyeshadows a lot but I’m enjoying my MUA Heaven and Earth Palette a lot lately so I’m going with that.

Eyebrows
Hands down it has to be my Sleek Brow Kit in Dark which I just adore, not only does it have a wax, powder and two brushes but it also has a mirror and a cute pair of tweezers so I’d be set.

Lip Products
This is so difficult because I change my lips up a lot, but I think I’m going to choose a lip balm such as the Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me, simply because I’d rather my lips be hydrated then a neon dried out mess.

So that is it for this tag, if you enjoyed it please hit the like button and let me know in the comments what your choices would be. As usual I tag anyone who wants to do this tag.
Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

How to choose your nail shape

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Hey guys, so I’ve been trying (and failing miserably) to grow my nails and it got me thinking about nail shapes. We are lucky in the fact that we can file and shape out nails to how we want so I thought I’d create a guide to choosing your nail shape, I hope that you enjoy this post.

Pointy Nails
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Pointy nails are great for people with short fingers as they elongate the fingers making them look more slender. The downside to this shape is that if you are a practical person who uses your hands a lot, these nails probably won’t last long, then there’s the chance that you might claw someone’s eyes out.
Square Nails
square nails
Square nails are quite popular in the fact that they look very modern and have a wide surface area however because the nail bed is round then these definitely take some maintenance so if you’re not one to be constantly filing, buffing and shaping your nails then this may not be the shape for you.

Oval Nails
oval nails
Oval nails are one of the most natural looking nails, if you have long fingers these are quite nice to add some femininity and girliness to your nails as they make the nails look longer. They do require some buffing but look very natural and pretty.

Round Nails
round nails
Round nails are seen by some as very pretty and girly however, they do make the fingers look shorter and the nails look longer, so if you have small hands and shorter, stubbier fingers then these may not be the design for you.

Squoval Nails
squoval nails
These nails are similar to square nails however they are slightly softer in the fact that the edges are filed to be slightly rounder, these are great for a good mix between, classy and practical and these are often recommended for people who want glamorous nails but don’t want to get in trouble at work.

Almond Nails
almond nails
Possibly one of the longest nails shapes. They are similar to pointy nails but a little more rounded and softer in appearance. These are great if you like to experiment with nail art as you have a wide surface area.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, I think my favourite shape is Oval nails but I’d love you guys to comment your favourite nail shape down below.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Candice Accola/Caroline Forbes inspired LOTD

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I’m a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries although I do have some serious catching up to do, and one of my favourite characters is Caroline Forbes and how she has transitioned and matured from someone quite selfish and spoilt to someone quite brave and caring. Candice Accola the actress who plays Caroline is stunning so I thought it would be fun to create a LOTD inspired by her.
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On My Eyes:
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
I wanted my eyelashes to look really long but still quite natural and my current favourite mascara is the Revlon Lash Potion Mascara by Grow Luscious which really helps to lengthen my lashes with only one swipe.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
I didn’t want to go overboard on my makeup and wanted to keep it quite natural however Caroline/Candice definitely doesn’t have red rimmed eyes so I used a small amount of this eyeliner on my lower waterline to widen and brighten up my eyes.
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
For me no look is complete until I have sorted out my brows and so as usual I used my Sleek Brow Kit in Dark to fill in and shape my eyebrows.

On My Face:
Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation
I wanted my base to look flawless but still natural so I used my Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory and applied it with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to really perfect my skintone and texture.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I used a small amount of this just underneath my eyes to help brighten them and to banish any dark circles that I had.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
I used this just to help to set my makeup and banish any excess shine, this powder is really natural looking and it helps to lock in my foundation.
Rimmel London Blusher in Santa Rose
Finally just to add a hint of colour to my face I used one of my favourite blushers at the moment which is the Rimmel London Blusher in Santa Rose. This is just a blusher that is unlike any other colour blush in my collection and is great for adding that flush of natural colour.

On My Lips:
MAC Lipstick in Pure Zen
Caroline doesn’t appear to be wearing anything on her lips from the photo I used however my lips are quite pigmented compared to hers so I used my MAC Lipstick in Pure Zen which is a lovely peach toned nude.

So that is it for this LOTD I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments what you think of this look and who your favourite character is from The Vampire Diaries if you watch it.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

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I was lucky enough to receive the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer as a sample a while ago and I was digging through my sample drawer and thought that it was high time I tried it and wrote a review. As usual here’s my post.
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So this is the sample I received which was enough for one use. I do like how an image of the full sized product is included on the front of the sample and think that it’s pretty clever in the fact that if you fall in love with the sample you know what the full sized version looks like so you can go and buy it.

In terms of the texture of this this does have a slight silicone feel however it is creamy a well so it’s somewhere in the middle of creamy and siliconey. I don’t think that it is as siliconey as Benefit’s Porefessional or Maybelline’s Baby Skin but it isn’t completely creamy either.
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This had a kind of blur effect on my pores which I really liked. You can still see my blemishes but this is great and making them slightly less noticeable. What was the main selling point for me was that this left my skin feeling amazingly soft, even softer than when I’ve just moisturised, and it made a huge difference to my foundation application in the fact that my foundation glided on and looked flawless.

Overall I was really, really impressed with this primer and I’d definitely buy the full sized version. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is available here for £25.00.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button. Let me know what your favourite primer is and if you have tried anything from Smashbox in the comments.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Makeup Profiling Tag

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So I quite fancied doing a tag post today and I thought that it would be fun to create my own tag. This is the Makeup Profiling Tag and the aim of it is to answer the questions that you would if you would create your own Makeup Profile, with a few extras of course. There are fifteen questions in total so let’s crack on.
on me

1) What is your skintype?
My skintype is combination I tend to get oiliness on my chin, redness on my cheeks and dryness around my nose.

2) What skintone do you have?
I have slightly olive skin because I have italian family members, I’m quite pale and my skin has yellow undertones.

3) What is your natural hair and eye colour?
My natural hair colour is dark brown and my natural eye colour is green.

4) What hair texture do you have?
My hair is quite thin but there is a lot of it, naturally it’s very wavy bordering on curly although it can be prone to frizziness.

5) What is your favourite facial feature (of yourself)?
My favourite facial feature is my eyes mainly because they’re green with a hint of brown around the middle which I think is quite unusual.

6) What three things would you change about your face?
* I’d like to have a more even skin tone and colour because dealing with both oiliness and dryness is a pain.
* I’d like to have longer lashes naturally because mine are shorter and cross over each other.
* I’d like my eyebrows to be less sparse so I didn’t constantly have to fill them in.

7) Where do you draw your beauty inspiration from?
I like to chop and change my look but I really like bold and fearless beauty which is where the tag line from my blog comes from. I like bold lip colours, bold hair colours and bold eyeshadow just because I know that when I hit middle age I may not be able to pull it off any more, and I like to stand out. I also love Gothic Makeup.

8) Do you like to try new looks or stick to one look?
I like to try different looks I think I’d get bored with the same makeup, same looks and same products every day. Trying different brands allows me to be creative and to transform into anyne or anything I want to be.

9) Which part of your makeup routine is the most creative?
Probably my eye makeup routine because I’m always trying different eyeshadow and eyeliners in a range of colours. I lik to play up my eyes seeing as they are my favourite feature.

10) Nail art yay or nay?
Definitely yay I do love trying different nail art combinations, unfortunately my nails are quite short because I’m always biting them, so I definitely need to grow them.

11) Do you have a signature scent and if so what is it?
At the moment I don’t but I do love, DKNY Be Delicious Green Apple, so that would probably be mine I love fruity and sweet perfumes that make me feel feminine.

12) Which beauty tool do you not understand?
For me this has to be cuticle nippers. I get what they’re for but when I look at those sharp plier things I have no idea how they work, I may just have to watch a tutorial on them!

13) What is the worst product that you have ever tried?
Either Technic makeup (except the higlighter) because the lip balms stink, the lip glosses are sticky and the mascaras are already dried up. Or these cheap fake tan wipes I once used (and I did use all twenty five on my arms) which turned me day-glo orange.

14) Which three makeup items could you not live without?
Some form of mascara, foundation and then either a moisturising lipstick or a pigmented lip balm, if I have those three at least I can look semi decent.

15) Name three products that you think are overrated? (Be specific)
The Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation is the first simply because it was really cakey, patchy and just not nice to work with. I think my second choice would be Salt Sprays namely the L’oreal Sea Salt Spray which killed my hair and left it extremely dry and matted and finally the Clinique chubby sticks which for me just smelled like play-doh, added no tint and felt greasy.

So those are my answers to my Makeup Profiling Tag, I tag everyone and anyone who fancies doing this tag and spreading the word. If you enjoyed this tag please hit the like button and let me know in the comments one of your answers to one of these questions. Also if you do end up using this tag please tweet me @ninarossjournal so can read your answers.

Thanks for reading!
Love x
Nina

Empties #5

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So I’m back with another empties post and before you start reading this I do suggest that you settle down with a good cup of tea (or coffee if that’s your think) because I do have an impressive amount of products to get through. Nevertheless I hope that you enjoy this post.
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Palmolive Naturals Brilliant Colour Shampoo x2
I quite liked this shampoo and it did do a great job and washing and cleansing my hair but without stripping it off colour, however I can’t say that it did anything particularly spectacular. It was an improvement on my Alberto Balmsam Apple Shampoo but it didn’t blow me away, so I don’t think I’d bother to repurchase.
Repurchase: No

Boots Simply Sensitive Face Wipes
I do try to avoid face wipes because I find them to be quite stripping on my skin, but I’d ran out of cleanser so I used these as an emergency. Honestly they were no different to the other wipes that I’ve tried.
Repurchase: No

Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing Cleansing Lotion
I decided to give this a try when I ran out of my Nivea Daily Essentials 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner, and whilst this was okay it was yet another product that just didn’t seem to do much. I am planning on investing in higher end skincare to see if it has a difference so I don’t think I’ll bother with this again.
Repurchase: No

Nivea Daily Essentials Toner
I do find that my skin is a lot better after I use a toner, and I recently picked this one up to try. I actually quite liked this it was easy to apply and did the trick and better yet it doesn’t break the bank. I will be trying some different toners but I’d definitely come back to this.
Repurchase: Yes

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
I really enjoyed this moisturiser, it’s none-greasy and lightweight on the skin but always sinks in and keeps my dry skin at bay. This is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin and is really cost friendly as well. Love it.
Repurchase: Yes

ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser
I received this as a P.R sample and although it did do a good cleanse I wasn’t a fan of the exfoliating beads in it which I felt was a little too much for everyday use. This is a triple phase product and can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator or mask which I did find was an interesting concept, although it is very pricey which puts me off of repurchasing.
Repurchase: No

ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Serum
This was another product sent as P.R sample and I did really enjoy it. This had a really silky feel and hydrated my skin really well. I quite liked the herbal scent it had and how only a few drops would just sink into the skin beautifully. I would consider buying this again, but again it is a lot pricier so I will probably try a few other serums first.
Repurchase: Yes

Nivea Powerfruit Shower Gel with Goji Berry Scent, Vitamin C and Cranberry Extracts
This smelled absolutely amazing and it really lathered up well and left my skin feeling luscious. I don’t have too much to say about this but I did really enjoy it and would definitely repurchase.
Repurchase: Yes

Soft and Gentle Roll on Deodorant in Wild Rose and Vanilla
This is my go to deodorant as it smells delicious and always keeps me smelling fresh. I’ve repurchased this countless times and no doubt once I have used up my current one I will probably go and buy yet another one. I really do like this.
Repurchase: Yes

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau De Toilette
I received this in a gift set from my nan last Christmas and it’s really nice. I do love the Body Shop scents and this smelled lovely, really floral, fresh, feminine and uplifting. This isn’t my all time favourite scent from The Body Shop (that would be glazed apple) but I would repurchase.
Repurchase: Yes

Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Foundation in Ivory
One of my friends gave me this foundation after it didn’t work for her and so I didn’t have very high hopes for this but it actually really wasn’t that bad. I do think it could have been a bit lighter in tone but the coverage was good and I did like the finish. It wasn’t amazing enough to make me repurchase but I did enjoy this.
Repurchase: No

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Anti Shine Stick in Ivory
This was another foundation I was given by a different friend who wasn’t a fan of this. I did think that this would be quite drying but the hydrating core meant that this just glided over the skin. I did find this a little thick and slightly dark for my skin, but I think fans of the Revlon Colourstay will really enjoy this. I haven’t repurchased but I would use it again.
Repurchase: No

Collection Cover Up Stick in Light Translucent
In terms of a concealer I don’t think this is creamy enough to effectively conceal blemishes and under eye circles however I did find that this is great for tackling redness before putting on a primer. If you suffer with redness then I’d definitely give this a go, I would use this again.
Repurchase: No

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair
This concealer is loved my many including myself, I love using this for blemishes and under eye circles and is neither too creamy nor too thick. I really enjoyed this and can see me repurchasing this over and over.
Repurchase: Yes

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 Peach Glow
I did use this powder for a long time and I did really enjoy this. I have repurchased this but I’ve chosen the Translucent shade which I find is a lot less cakey and a lot more natural looking on the skin. I did enjoy this nevertheless and think that it is a great budget powder.
Repurchase: Yes

Collection Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner in Black
I did pick this up for five pounds to try the whole gel eyeliner phase but I do find that it doesn’t stay put, has poor longevity and even worse it has dried up so I’m just throwing it away. I wouldn’t repurchase this simply because for a few pounds more you can get the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner which is hailed as an excellent dupe for the Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner, so I don’t think that this Collection offering is worth the money.
Repurchase: No

W7 Liquid Eyeliner in Black
I used this for a long time when I was younger simply because it only cost me 99p and was the cheapest liquid eyeliner out there but since trying better eyeliners I’ve found that I just don’t use this anymore. This one has pretty much dried up and I never finished it so I won’t bother repurchasing.
Repurchase: No

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Timeless Black
When I first tried the Maybelline Colour Tattoos I absolutely fell in love with the pigmented cream eyeshadows, but not far down the line and I’ve found that I am left with a pot of dried up gunk that is impossible to work with. I didn’t get chance to finish this because it dried up so I was really really disappointed.
Repurchase: No

Benefit They’re Real Mascara Mini
This was another product that I fell in love with when I first tried it, however since I’ve used this up I’ve tried mascaras that offer a lot more bang for your buck and are a lot cheaper (namely the Revlon Lash Potion) I wouldn’t repurchase this simply because this mini size is more expensive than a full sized drugstore mascara which I actually prefer.
Repurchase: No

L’oreal Telescopic Mascara in Black (gold tubed version)
I wasn’t really expecting much when my mum passed this down to me saying that she wans’t a massive fan of it but I actually really enjoyed it. The curved plastic brush was excellent at holding a curl, lengthening and seperating the lashes and the full tube lasting me a really long time. I was pleasantly surprised.
Repurchase: Yes

Mememe Sleek and Chic Lengthening Mascara
This mascara is probably the second worst mascara I have ever tried (the worst being a Technic one that was dried up brand new), this had a plain fibre brush with a plan shape, the formula was wet and almost clumpy and did nothing for my lashes to make them look nice at all. Worst of all the brush head snapped from the handle and I have no idea even now how it happened! This was awful and I would not recommend or use this again!
Repurchase: No!

Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Precision Shaping Pencil in Brownie Points
When I first bought this I loved it but over time I found the brow tint to be too pale and to dry up really quickly, the pencil was too waxy and was way too ashy to create a natural looking brow. I really wasn’t a fan of this and do not get the hype.
Repurchase: No

Fuschia Makeup Brow Wax Splitz in Taupe Wax
This was another pr sample, I loved the Fuschia makeup except for this product. The wax was incredibly sticky and thick literally like glue which was really awful, the brush was synthetic, plasticy and way too stiff and the powder did not distribute evenly leaving my brows looking awful. Usually I would have passed this on but I don’t think anyone could get good use out of this so I’m binning it.
Repurchase: No

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me
I bought this a while ago and I’ve used the entire stick up. I really enjoyed this, it was moisturising, offered a lovely hint of colour too my lips and smelled really nice. A lot of people didn’t like the Baby Lips but I’m definitely on the love side of the fence with these and I would repurchase this.
Repurchase: Yes

I love…Coconut and Cream Glossy Lip Balm
I bought this a while ago but never used it much and now it smells funky so I’m pretty certain that is has expired. Originally this smelled eally nice and was moisturising but unfortunately it made my lips look white when I put it on rather than being clear which put me off of using it and then ended up expiring. I did like this at first but I don’t think I’d bother repurchasing.
Repurchase: No

So that is it for my empties, that was quite a long post! If you enjoyed this post please hit the like button and let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products or what you have used up recently.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

 

Effie Trinket Makeup Tutorial

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So I decided that I wanted to do a makeup tutorial and I thought it would be really fun to do one of my favourite characters from The Hunger Games, the ditzy yet loveable Effie Trinket. I love her kooky hair, makeup and clothing so I thought it would be fun to recreate her look. I hope that you enjoy this post.

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Eye Makeup
I decided to start with the eye makeup to begin with. In the inner corners of my eyes I applied my Essence 3D Eyeshadow in Irresistable Purr-ple and blended that with a neon pink eyeshadow from my Beauty UK Eyeshadow Collection in 2, across my lid. Finally I used the same neon pink eyeshadow on my outer corners and on my lower lash line. Next I used my Revlon Lash Potion Mascara by Grow Luscious to really lengthen my lashes. It does appear like Effie is wearing Papermate false eyelashes which I don’t have, so I used my Essence Liquid Eyeliner in Black to create random lines and squiggles on my eyelid up to create an unusual effect.

Face Makeup
Effie is quite pale and I wanted to create a flawless base. I already had on my sample of my Smashbox Photo Ready Primer which helped to blur my pores and to create an even texture. I then applied my Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to really get it into my skin. Once I’d done that I used my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Ivory under my eyes to conceal my dark circles. As I highlight I used my Avon Morph Tones in Range of Rose and I used the white creamy highlighter across my cheekbones to help them standout. For blusher I used my Calvin Klein Blusher in Pearlescent Pink to really bring out the apples of my cheeks, just like Effie.

Lip Makeup
Finally I did notice that Effie has her lip makeup applied on as a love heart rather than across her whole lips, so I used my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer to help me white out my lips before applying my Fuschia Lip Lacquer in Party Girl, as a love heart onto my lips.

That is it for this tutorial, I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments who is your favourite character from the Hunger Games.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Skincare I wouldn’t repurchase

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Hey guys so in the wake of Christmas I’m been talking a lot about products I’d like or products that I’d recommend or repurchase, so I thought I’d do something a little different and talk about the products that I wouldn’t repurchase. Here’s the skincare products that I wouldn’t repurchase.

Beauty Formulas Apricot Regenerating Face Mask
Usually I love Beauty Formulas as a brand, they’re products do wonders for my sensitive skin, they’re readily available in both Savers and Bodycare and they’re cheap as chips, however this mask was awful. I did recently write a review on this and I mentioned how it smelled like pure vodka and had a high alcohol content which is something that I don’t want to be putting on my skin. I’m all for cheap yet effective products but this was just awful.

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks
Every blogger and their dog seems to use the Montagne Jeunesse face masks probably because theyr’e priced at a mere 99p but I just don’t like them. When my favourite honey and milk face mask by Boots was discontinued years ago I moved onto these and gave the Dead Sea Salt and Spearmint Face Mask a try. The face mask burnt my face leaving it red raw, tight and unbearably sore to the point where I also had giant red blotches on my face. I do have sensitive skin and was really unimpressed with that experience.

Poundland Argan Oil Face Wipes
After trying the Argan Oil Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask and falling in love with them I thought I’d give the Face Wipes a try but they were really awful. They had a thick texture and were quite stiff and heavy with the oil and didn’t make a dent in my makeup so were just pointless to use.

L’oreal Micellar 3 in 1 Micellar Solution
A lot of people seem to rave on about this Micellar Water hailing it as an excellent dupe for Bioderma and so I picked it up but honestly I wasn’t a fan of it at all. This struggled to remove my makeup and was not suitable for sensitive skin as it left my skin sore despite claiming to be suitable for sensitive skin!

Soap and Glory Hand Food Hand Cream
I love Soap and Glory products but this one really wasn’t for me. I absolutely hated the smell and I found it really greasy on the hands. I tried to give it to my nan but she didn’t like it either! Every other Soap and Glory product I have tried I have loved but this one just wasn’t for me.

So that is it for my skincare products that I wouldn’t repurchase. Which skincare products do you not get on with? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

Shampoo and Conditioner Wishlist

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There’s a lot of great haircare products out there for both styling and dealing with haircare problems but for me one of the two major products that I think a lot of problems can boil down to is Shampoo and Conditioner, so today I’ve out together a little list of the Shampoos and Conditioners on my wishlist and why they’re there.
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1) Aussie Miracle Moisture Conditioner £4.69 (Boots)
I love Aussie as a brand and their Miracle Moisture Range is a really great range that adds much needed moisture to my hair without breaking the bank. My sister got me a mini version of this and I loved it, it smells really nice like bubblegum and leaves my hair really silky and soft.

2) Aussie Miracle Moisture Shampoo £4.69 (Boots)
Again as mentioned above I love this range by Aussie and this shampoo is one of the few moiturising shampoos that actually feels like it’s working and instantly detangles my hair and adds a ton of moisture to it. I adore this so I definitely want to pick up a bottle of this.

3) Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Conditioner £5.99 (Boots)
I already have the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray and I really like it, so the next thing on my list is the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Conditioner. The only thing that makes me a little apprehensive about this product is that my hair is prone to frizz but I think if I teamed this with a good anti frizz shampoo or cream then my hair would have thick, volumised curls.

4) Chi Ionic Color Protector System Sulphate Free Shampoo £12.90 (lookfantastic.com)
Chi hair products are really expensive but I’m really eager to give this shampoo a go. This claims to add moisture to the hair without stripping it off colour if it is colour treated or dyed. The other thing that intrigues me is a lack of sulphate. I’ve never tried a shampoo without sulphate so I’m eager to see if it leaves my hair in a better condition.

5) John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Around Conditioner/Frizz Ease Dream Curl Conditioner £5.89 (Boots)
I have naturally curly hair, so for mefrizz can be a real pain and I like to use shampoos and conditioners that help to banish the frizz and define my curls and this offering by John Freida looks like a great option. I’ve included it’s old name because I believe this has the new name after being redone but some people may know it by it’s old name.

6) L’oreal Elvive Fibrology Shampoo £2.99 (Boots)
I still haven’t tried the L’oreal Fibrology range and after hearing mixed reviews of it I really want to try it for myself. I’ve heard that this thickens the strands of your hair but can leave it a bit dry and coarse feeling so I’d want to try the shampoo before purchasing the conditioner as well.

7) Morrocan Oil Hydrating Conditioner £17.25 (feelunique.com)
Morrocan Oil is a brand that I haven’t yet tried mainly due to the price point of it, but I am curious to try the Morrocan Oil Hydrating Conditioner. I do love using products that are infused with Argan Oil and Morrocan Oil because my hair literally drinks up the goodness so I think that this would be a nice treat for my hair.

8) Philosophy 3 in 1 Cinnamon Buns Shampoo, Bubble Bath and Shower Gel £14.00 (Boots)
I have to admit I’m not sure if this would work well on my hair or it it would be a little drying or stripping with it being a 3 in 1 product but I adore cinnamon and if it didn’t work great on my hair I’d definitely use it as a shower gel so I’m willing to give it a go and see what I think of it.

9) Redken Clear Moisture Conditioner £10.85 (lookfantastic.com)
When I read beauty blogs and bloggers talk about haircare a brand that is mentioned quite a lot is Redken and it’s another brand that I haven’t yet tried. I’ve heard a lot of great things about a variety of Redken products but the one that has grabbed my attention is the Clear Moisture Conditioner and I’m intrigued to see how this weighs up to my beloved Aussie.

10) Fudge Urban De Gunk Deep Clean Shampoo £3.32 (Superdrug)
I love Urban Fudge as a brand so I’m really keen to try this shampoo because I do get a lot of product build up from using a range of products on my hair. I’m also curious to see if this just removes the product build up or is stripping.

So that is it for this post, I hope that you enjoyed it and if you please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products and what you thought of them.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

 

Illamasqua Lipstick in Fetish Review

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I absolutely love vampy lipstick shades and I decided that I wanted yet another purple lipstick in my collection (not that I needed another one) and so I thought I’d try Illamasqua’s Lipstick in Fetish. I love Illamasqua and they’re one of my all time favourite brands so here’s what I think of this lipstick.
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First of all I absolutely adore the lipstick packaging, it is quite boxy but with the sleek and shiny black bullet they manage to make it look really classy which I just love. Unfortunately this particular shade of lipstick has been discontinued but it retailed for £18.50 which is pricey but if you want excellent quality lipsticks then it is worth it.
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Illamasqua described this shade as a “bright blueberry violet with a “matte finish. This is a bright, blue toned pruple, but I find that you need two coats of this lipstick for a really intense colour. Even so the colour payoff is still great. The formula is a little drying and this lipstick does cling to dry patches so I’d definitely recommend using a lot of lip balm or even a lip scrub before using this lipstick, but having said this the dryer formula does prevent this from bleeding.
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For me the only downside to this is the longevity. You definitely need to top this up throughout the day otherwise you will be left with a purple mess on your lips which is a shame. This also will fade leaving a ring of colour around the lips so as mentioned above you need to keep on top of this, but apart from that I can’t fault this lipstick.

Overall I do love this lipstick I just wish that it was a little more long lasting, but apart from that I love the formula and the colour and I would recommend it. You can still find this online with some stockists but there are a lot of other shades by Illamasqua, so if you want a good purple try ESP or Kontrol.

Illamasqua’s lipsticks are available for £18.50 at the Illamasqua website (link).

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments if you have tried any Illamasqua makeup and what you think of them as a brand.

Thanks for reading.
Love x
Nina

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