Wednesday, 17 October 2012

From the Lipstick Vault: Rimmel Pink Blush

Today I bring you (an old picture of) Pink Blush from Rimmel London: a supposed dupe for MAC's Viva Glam Gaga

blush is very pigmented but a little on the dry side, I find the colour quite unforgivable on my skin but as it's a smidgen warmer than viva glam gaga is then that one would be horrible on me!

If you can pull off barbie-baby pinks then you may want to check it out!

Do you like lipstick colours like this one yourself?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Pan down: September empties

Lots of haircare/skincare for you this month with some high street mascaras

1.Batiste dry shampoo lace
Not my favourite one in the batiste range but does the job and is good value

2. Mascara Bin:
L'oreal voluminous extra- really great and under-rated mascara, not so lengthening but great for volume
Soap&Glory thick&fast- another nice one for volume but I preferred the L'oreal for the same money
Rimmel volume flash- appalling mascara, I only bought for a festival because it was cheap and waterproof but it actually makes my lashes LESS visible when wearing it!

3.Aussie long&luscious conditioner
This lasts years! It's quite a good detangler but I wouldn't use it in place of conditioner, no way!

4. & 8. L'occitane shower gels
Cherry Blossom & Pivione Flora- these are both really pretty floral scents, I use shower gel and an exfoliating glove instead of body scrub nowadays as its' much cheaper and works just as well

5. & 7. Phyto phytovolume shampoo & Phytobaume conditioner
If you have fine hair with dry ends- THIS IS THE COMBINATION YOU WANT! I still have some brands on my list I want to try out but so far this is the best shampoo & conditioner I've ever used. I may do a full review when I repurchase

6. Avene cold creme gel cleanser- I've already repurchased this, it's a lovely rich, buttery cleanser for dry winter-y skin

9. Blistex relief cream- the daddy of lip balms for severely dry, cracked or peeling lips! I'll always end up with one of these in my possession 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Bare necessities

I thought I'd show you the make up I took on a recent boating holiday, I was trying to travel light and keep it natural so these products were perfect!

I think the sunglasses, hair band, hair grip & carmex* speak for themselves on a windy river in British September...

Nivea Creme is, and always has been my staple skin care product. It is literally the glue holding my face together at the moment

Cuticura antibacterial hand serum* is a fantastic solution to the dryness accompanying alcohol sanitizer gels, this really does keep your hands soft although it smells a bit strange, like synthetic cucumbers but the smell doesn't last!

DHC cleansing oil came in a glossy box, I see no difference to my usual Origins clean energy cleansing oil, It's just this sample is much more travel friendly than the huge Origins bottle!

I can't believe myself this is the only make-up I took- You may be wondering why I wore make up on this type of getaway at all but hey, I wore make up in Africa painting schools in 40 degree celsius; I wore make up climbing mountains in the UK Lake district...I ain't gonna stop now

Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal has become my holy grail tinted moisturiser, it is just a god send for dry skin and I'm gutted that I'm running out!

MAC Casual Colour out for fun this isn't as dewey as the other casual colour I picked up (keep it loose) and has more of a satin sheen. I still love it as a multi purpose flush of natural colour though

Barbara Daly mascara I admit I only brought this because its the only brown mascara I have and I didn't mind if I accidentally dropped it overboard, but it's a nice natural look mascara that builds subtle volume and doesn't clump

So those were my outdoors holiday essentials!
What are your top 3 desert island make-up items?