Thursday, 31 January 2013


Nuxe Reve de Miel - £9.50       This Works Turbo Balm - £10

The other day I was perusing the Space NK website with a bank full of student loan, and some accidental purchases were made... Two of these were the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm, and the This Works Turbo Balm.

 Firstly,  Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm has become a sensation within the blogging world, and I would have to agree! It is a thick textured balm that has a slightly medicinal honey smell to it. It goes on to the lips smoothly although it has a slight grit to it that can also be used to exfoliate. The finish of this balm is very matte, which would make it ideal to use underneath lipsticks. 

 I find this balm ideal to use at night, as it doesn't feel sticky or heavy so is perfect for slapping on and getting to sleep! When  you wake up, your lips are hydrated and softer than anything! I often suffer from chapped and extremely dry lips when it turns to the colder months, and whilst I have only had this for a few days I can officially declare this a holy grail product! 

 The Turbo Balm from This Works has a whole different feel to it, and I would say this would be put to better use when not used as a lip balm. This balm has a much smoother, thinner feel to it, and disappears when applied to the skin. This, in my opinion, would be perfect to throw into your handbag and use on those pesky dry patches that pop up when the weather gets colder.  I have found this to be a life saver for soothing the itching that comes with my dry skin. Due to its small size I think this would be a perfect on the go solution for anyone!

I  hope this helps anyone looking for a lip balm or all over balm, let me know if anyone else has found a 'holy grail' product for them! :)


NARS Torrid - £21
Torrid is described as a 'warm coral with golden shimmer' which I find is very accurate as that is what I would instantly describe it as being (however it is on the pinkier side of coral)! I have ummed and aahed over getting a NARS blusher for so long as they are rather on the pricy side however I thought to myself ‘I have wanted a NARS blusher for so long so I may as well’ and here we are!


Every blogger and their mum has raved about these blushers, and I must admit I see why there is so much hype around these blushers. This is honestly the one of the best blushers I have ever tried as it is so unbelievably pigmented that you only need to dab your brush in and there's enough (don't go swirling your brush in it as you will end up like a clown!).
This blush is very versatile and can be used for both everyday and more formal occasions and would definitely suit most skin types, the shimmer is very subtle but still noticeable especially under bright light where it gives your cheeks a warm glow. I have been wearing this since the day I got it and I love it! If you are looking into getting a NARS blusher I would definitely recommend this one as it gives your cheeks a beautiful natural glow!
What is your favourite blusher? NARS or not, let me know!

Monday, 7 January 2013


Dr Jart+ - BB Cream
Rimmel - Stay Matte powder
EOS - Lipbalm in Lemon drop
Maybelline -The Falsies flared mascara
Nars - Bronzer in Laguna
Rimmel - Blusher in 010 Santa rose
MAC - Rubenesque Paint pot
MAC - Eyeshadow in Woodwinked
MAC - Eyeshadow in Naked lunch 
Yves Saint Lauren - Lipstick in 09

The contents of my make-up bag varies a lot (and I mean a lot) from season to season, from month to month. This mainly depends on what is in fashion at that time, what goes with what outfit and the most likely reason for products to be swapped in and out of my make-up bag is my annoying indecisiveness with what I like and don't like at one time. 
From day to day these are the four products I generally wear as a base (occasionally excluding the bronzer) as they together create quite a natural look which is the look that I prefer to wear as you will most likely be able to tell by my extremely adventurous eye shadows (ish...).
The one thing that is repeatedly switched in and out of my make-up bag is my many lip products whether it be a lipstick, a lip gloss or just a plain old lip balm, I can never seem to make my mind up! However for the moment I have been loving my YSL lipstick in 09 over the top of my EOS lip balm my lips moisturised, whilst the lip stick supplies pretty much the only colour to my everyday make-up and it is perfect for this time of year!

These are the products I keep in my everyday make-up bag, but knowing me ill have to do another one pretty soon as the contents of this bag are most definitely going to be swapped with another product at some point! :)