Monday, 26 November 2012

Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Quattro & Eyebase Review

Hey kittens! 

As promised, here's my review on the 'Cherry Blossom Girl Quattro' by Essence as well as their Colour Arts Eye-base that I bought the other day while browsing the essence make-up counter. 

I think starting off with the eye primer is appropriate, so let's begin!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

New Clothes!

Hey everybody! 

Yesterday I went on a little shopping trip in my city and bought some new clothes plus some new make-up (more on that in another post - I know, I'm a tease)! 

I don't buy new clothes that often, but I loove clothes shopping. I didn't get anything too fancy, just some things to update my wardrobe. 

So, lets look at the clothes.. 

Navy Leggings (Primark)
These were my first buy as I only have one pair of leggings which I bought in New Yorker, in Lithuania during August, and they're a bit summer-y in my opinion. 

I've seen so many people in uni wearing these, it's crazy, and I definitely have my eye on some more. They make for a very simple look, but it can be veery flattering. 

Grey Cable Knit Socks (Primark)

Since the weather here is getting progressively worse and colder, I decided buying a set of new socks would be appropriate.
I got a set of 3 pairs, in grey, heather and a charcoal colour.

Seeing as leggings aren't the warmest of clothing, I wore two pairs of the knitted socks, layering the heather ones over the grey ones - the grey ones pulled up and the heather ones gathered just above my ankle. 

Aaand my final purchase was a new pair of shoes. 
White Sneakers (Primark)
I went for a pair of very simple pair of white sneakers. 

I found they suited nearly every kind of look, with jeans, leggings, or if you wanted to look kinda 'office chic with a twist', they even suit the dress shorts + patterned tights look, if you pair it with a loose, white/patterned blouse and a long, layered necklace.

Beige Jumper (River Island)
I wore these all together for the rest of the yesterday after buying them, and tried out a couple of different top combinations. 

But my favourite was definitely leggings, knit socks, sneakers and this soft beige jumper from River Island.

Come back very soon for my review on Essence Colour Arts Eye Base, Essence Blossom Girl Quattro and Essence Stay All Day 16hr Foundation.

Ta-ta for now!

Friday, 16 November 2012

L'Oréal BB Cream Review

So, the other day I was just browsing the drugstore to see what was new and if there was anything interesting on the shelves, when I came across this:

L'Oréal's BB Cream. 
It's not very thick, more of a liquid than a cream and is very light. Texture wise, it has these small granules that are "Smart Pigment Capsules". These adapt to you're skin tone and match it almost exactly.

It starts out white, with the little granules visible, but as you rub it into your skin it changes to match your skin tone, and the granules disintegrate. 

I found it adapted to my skin tone very well. I chose the 'Medium' tone, as I prefer a foundation that is slightly darker than my natural skin tone in the winter months, so as not to look too washed out after my tan has faded (I normally use just a lightly tinted moisturiser in the summer to keep my skin hydrated).

I found it a little oily at first, not so much as to be uncomfortable, or make you look shiny, but by the time I had gotten even coverage it was gone. I would suggest using a translucent powder on top just to set it as I found it needed an extra minute or two to completely set/soak into your skin and not accidentally come off on clothes or rub off even on your fingers. The powder I use, that has served me well over the past year or two, is definitely NYC's Pressed Translucent Powder. It's not expensive at all but still excellent quality.

I found it applied better with my fingers than with my foundation brush. I'm not sure if this is maybe because of it's low viscosity. I'm not the biggest fan of applying foundation with my hands, so I would recommend  using a dense sponge applicator. 

It held up well during the day, lasting through my cycle to college - I sometimes have to re-apply my powder if not touch up with foundation in the 'T-Zone' especially, when I get to the college. It was also practically weightless which is relieving. 

Overall it was a good investment. I wouldn't use it everyday as it would run our fairly quick, (the tubes aren't so big). But it's definitely worth buying if you don't wear foundation everyday, or if you like a really light, textured foundation. 

It's available in most drugstores/department stores/larger supermarkets, (e.g., debenhams, boots, tesco or if you're in the US, to my knowledge, walmart stock it also). 

Or if you prefer looking online you can find it at, or!

That's al for now! Thanks for reading, and come back soon for my EcoTools Make-Up Brushes review.

Ta-ta for now!

Just an update!

Hey there! It's been so long, and I'm very sorry :(

News & Updates!

The first semester of college is coming to an end and we have lots of assignments and presentations to be doing. Luckily most of my subjects are continuous assessment so that means I have only one final exam in December as the rest have been marked by my assignments etc. Fortunately we only have two more to do, so then I'm free as a bird (or kitty, depending on whether the bird is faster than the kitten!)

New Purchases!
I have recently bought a new foundation, it's fairly a fairly new one that came out here over the summer. It's called 'BB Cream' by L'Oréal, and how it works is magic
My other investment was some new eye make-up brushes. I use a set of EcoTools Brushes, which are made from recycled aluminium and bamboo. They are extremely soft and worth checking out if you're shopping around for a new set. You can buy them individually too, of course, and they only thing I will diss them on is that they don't include a foundation brush in they're 5 brush set so you have to buy that separately, but that's no biggy if you prefer using a sponge applicator or your fingers. 

I will be doing a review on both new items sooon - as in expect it within hours! 

Along with the review I will also be doing another post on nail varnishes and that sort of thing.

That's all for now I should think! 

Ta-ta for now kitties!