Sunday, 21 September 2014

Review: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Ever since Dainty Doll has discontinued (well, in my Boots store it has!) I've been on the hunt for a new foundation. It's been very difficult. I have super pale and dry skin and finding a foundation when you're pale is an absolute pain, especially in drugstores, as some of you may know.
I've always wanted to try NARS products but it isn't sold where I am and buying it offline without testing the colour just seems abit silly to me, especially because of the price! It would be an absolute waste if it was wrong. 
A few weeks ago I managed to find a Sephora in France and just fell in love with the place. I found the NARS station and was super excited! I don't like full coverage foundations as my skin isn't that bad and I find they can be really cakey and show my dry skin. I always mixed my foundation with moisturizer so the tinted moisturizer really interested me. It was the only foundation products of the brand that I tested and it really was just love at first sight. It was a perfect match and I loved the texture and the glow of the formula. It's SPF 30 which is amazing and pretty high for a foundation. They also have a great range of shades and also describe what colour undertones it has. My shade is Terre-Neuve and it is the lightest with neutral pink undertones. 

That night I used it as we were going for dinner and cocktails and I was extremely impressed! It's very lightweight and I'm still able to use my concealer under it and for it all to blend together beautifully. A little does go a long way with this product and it leaves a wonderful glow on your skin. It also photographs lovely and makes you look very healthy and glowing! I'm completely impressed with how long it lasts, I didn't remove my makeup the night before (bad I know!) and it was still in place the next morning!
The only downside I could possibly see is if you have oily skin this product may not work for you. I get a touch oily on my forehead and around my nose but just apply powder. You could possibly just pop a powder compact in your bag!

I'm so happy this product exists and will continue using it as my main foundation, I love it even more than my Dainty Doll foundation. I don't think I could ever go back or go to another foundation. Now that I know my shade, I can now happily buy it online! I bought it for 38€ and its £28 on the NARS website which I will happily pay out for such an all round wonderful product. I highly, highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone!

What NARS products do you have? I want to expand my collection! xo

Monday, 15 September 2014

Review: Kelly Osbourne MAC Lipstick in Dodgy Girl

I know this is probably a bit of a late review, but I love this lipstick a lot and you could say, it's well tested! I bought the Kelly Osbourne lipstick in Dodgy Girl a couple of months ago, I thought it was out of stock, as it is a limited edition range but I managed to purchase it from the official UK MAC site! 

You can still get this lipstick and her range from Ebay and Depop! A little bit more expensive but so worth it!
It is a matte lipstick but like a lot of the matte lipsticks from MAC it is surprisingly moisturizing! I have terrible chapped lips all the time and I exfoliate before putting on lipsticks and this glides on beautifully. I like to pat the lips with tissue after applying the product, then apply the lippie again and pat. It works really nice. The only downside to this lipstick, I feel, is that it lasts a really long time but it tends to turn a pinky colour and stains your lips rather than staying purple. I found myself re-applying it through out the day/night, a lot more than what I normally would when wearing a MAC lipstick! 

It retails at £16.50 which is a standard price for MAC cosmetics! Like I said, it will unfortunately be a little more now when buying from sellers online.

All in all, I love this product and re-applying it isn't the biggest deal in the world! Also, it matches my hair! (review on this hair dye coming soon!)

Did you get anything from this range? 


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Cruise to France

At the end of August I went on a 2 day luxury cruise to France. Me and a small portion of my family went with The Royal Carribean cruises. The little holiday was just absolutely perfect.
If you're ever thinking about going on a cruise but not too sure, I would definitely recommend a small trip like this one!
 We set off from Southampton and sailed through out the night to France. The ship was just unreal, it has everything you could ever imagine. Here's just a few of it's little luxuries, a spa, dinning rooms fit for a king, casino, arcade, 3 swimming pools, all day buffet, shops, cafe, fast food, pubs.
Just everything! Even a chapple to get married in at the top deck!
Again for most of this trip I used my Diana Mini camera and promise to get all of the films developed soon! I will write out a huge photo dump and also a little review! 

I did however get a few photos (:

(The food was so insane! Best food I've ever had!)
                                                 I had my first macaroon in France! was SO good!)

 In France I found a Sephora! I was so excited and ended up buying my first Nars product! Which I shall definitely be writing about! 
The whole trip was just mind blowing and I would LOVE to do it again but for longer! Honestly, two days on a ship this massive is not long enough. If you ever are lucky enough to get the opportunity to do a trip like this, take it!

In other news! Last night me and Craig went and watched Box of Light in our hometown. The show was amazing, they performed so well and I was lucky enough to meet Helen after the show! I was so incredibly happy and she was everything I expected and more! What you see her like on her channel is exactly what you get in real life. 

Also, I finally have a Pusheen plush! Craig surprised me with her a few days ago! She's so cute hehe!
More travel blogs soon! xo