Saturday, 29 November 2014

L'oreal Infallible 16hr Foundation


Happy Weekend Beauties!

I've recently been trying out a  few new foundations, something I don't really do. I tend to find a foundation and stick to it as being so super pale and pink/neutral toned I find it hard work! However, a few weekends ago I was out shopping with my mum and we wondered into a little 'out of date' pharmacy where they were selling highstreet make-up for pennys! When asked why everything was so cheap the lady told me 'We aren't stocking the brands anymore and we need to get rid of it all to make room for new items and Christmas.' It's safe to say I went a little crazy and picked up this L'oreal foundation for £3!

I don't know how to put this correctly but I think I've fallen in love with a foundation, Although, this is where the problem begins. I can't find this exact foundation ANYWHERE apart from amazon, what I can find however is the L'oreal Infallible 24hr Foundation, So whether or not it's just been re-branded I don't know but you can find both HERE and they are fairly reasonable in price too. 

Now, on to why I love this foundation so! I picked up the shade 015 porcelain and it is perfect as you can see from the swatch above it's pretty neautral and not 'Orange' like most 'porcelain' foundations. In a glass pump style bottle which makes wastage none existent. I'd say it is a thick foundation but very silky so it's a breeze to blend. The coverage is definitely medium/full and it's easily blend-able. I wish I had a better camera, mines great for still shots but when I try and take photos of products on my skin, it just does them no justice! So suffice with me till I can get my hands on a DSLR!

Once on the skin this is where the foundation really does it's magic, covering all imperfections including my acne like it's nothing, it also has a magical way of blurring the surface but at the same time it's not at all cakey like I said before it's silky. I still have to use a concealer around my eyes and a tiny tiny amount on imperfections. The best way to apply this is definitely using the Miracle Sponge from Real Techniques as this really helps to achieve that air brushed look everyone is after and topped with a setting powder this foundation will last all day and continue to look amazing, even after working 5+ hours I see no fading or patchyness.

Have you tried this amazing foundation?!
Jamie
x


Monday, 24 November 2014

Seventeen Define and Conquer









Hello beauties,

It's my birthday today! I've brought so many lovely beauty related items recently, this one perhaps topping the list. Seventeen are one of those brands I never really pay much attention too unless I'm there in boots standing in front of the stand! 

However when boots have a 3 for 2 on make-up I can never refuse a cheeky seventeen purchase! I'd seen this around but like most products I buy I hadn't actually read a review so I was super excited to try it. I got this one in the shade 'fair' which I think its well suited to my super pale skin the packaging is super pleasing to the eyes, and reminds me of something nars would sell, inside there is a decent sized mirror that's perfect for on the go touch ups and two large rectangle pans with a matte highlighter and a matte bronzer. 

The highlighter is a yellow toned powder which thinking about it now reminds me of the famous Ben Nye 'banana powder' just a lot less yellow which I assume is better for fairer skin this is perfect if your not into the 'glittery/shimmery' highlighters but I like both so I tend to use this then dab a little bit of benefits high beam on top these days. The Matte brown is what I would called a perfect contouring colour, it's not too orange but just enough to give you a flash of colour, it's a piece of cake to blend and honestly this duo would be ideal to anyone new to contouring as it's just that easy! 

I think this came in at a really really reasonable price of £6.99 probably the most reasonable on the market at the moment, and you can buy in store from boots or online HERE

What's your favourite contouring products?
Jamie
x


Saturday, 22 November 2014

My Birthday Wishlist!



The beauty edit..

Happy Weekend!

If you didn't already know it's my birthday Monday! I'm going to be 22 (cue the infamous Swift number) and one thing I adore to do it go birthday shopping! I love it along with putting on make-up shopping has swifty(lol) become a very expensive but super therapeutic hobby for me! & I don't know about anyone else but I always have an idea of what I'm going to buy but I never actually do. I always get far to excited and distracted! 

What's you favourite thing to do on your birthday!?
Jamie
x
 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Recently..


I want add more 'me' into my blog and really add more chatty lifestyle posts! So I thought there is no better way then showing you what I've got up to recently via my instagram feed @Glitterinfautation If you want to add me. I have fallen head over heels for instagram, I've found it an amazing tool to help me reach out to new readers and I adore it as a social network.



-Have you seen how beautiful the baubles in John Lewis are? I've started collecting them and these two beautiful ones were brought for me by my lovely Grandma after lunch and chit chat! 
-Standard mirror Selfie. 
-  Love to try new shampoo! Recently these two have been my go to, although I am halfway through the bottle now and itching to try new ones!
- Getting Organised! I really am. Well, I'm really trying to my blog my posts are pretty irregular but from Thursday onwards I'm looking to post Monday, Wednesday /Thursday and Saturday every week and I'll try to squeeze a few more in if I can. 
- Day out with mum, we had such a lovely day on Saturday walking round our local Christmas market, I didn't take my camera so I couldn't snap any photos. I think there will be more so I'll try to remember next time!
- My tiny girl! My dog Lulu, she's such a sweetie so small and lovely. When I used to live at home I would wake up in the morning and she would always be there to give me a cuddle and when I stay over now she still does it, I think she remembers, cute! 
- This is my favourite mirror ever! It's at my mums and for some reason I just really love how aesthetically pleasing it looks in photos.
- I got a new pair of trousers, actually, my first pair of trousers ever! I never thought they would suit me but I love how they make my legs look! Best still I picked them up for £1! 
- I treated myself to some new beauty goodies, some I'm really enjoying and others.. Well, I'm sure I'll be writting up a blog post up about them!

What have you been up too this week?
Jamie
x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Home Improvements - The Reading Nook

Hello Beauties,

As you may or may not know me and my partner moved into our first home about 6 months ago, and while it's been really fun I often feel something is lacking, our style is super simple but there's nothing 'homely' just yet, while scrolling though pinterest I began searching for 'reading nooks' small spaces in your home, where you could read, blog or just relax. Most of the time they were rather large in size but I wanted something more size appropriate for my little flat. 


As you can see, I've got this random space that I've not yet been able to fill. It's right between the start of my front room and the end of my kitchen. I had no idea what would go here as the radiator is so in the way but the more I think about it the more I want it too be a reading nook. So off to polyvore I went to create my little bit of serenity.

Reading Nook



Don't mind me saying, how cute does that look? and I could totally see it working for that small corner our flat has all white furniture and an array of blue shades to add depth, I could see me spending forever in that big comfy bean bag chair, tea in one hand and a book/laptop in the other! The other thing I spotted was the ultrasonic diffuser which not only help diffuse air(a serious problem we have in our flat) but you can also add oils so it fragrances the room in a totally new futuristic way. 

What do you think of my reading nook? Something you could see yourself owning?

Jamie
x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Degustabox October Box 2014

Hey beauties! 

I've got another amazing Degustabox review for you, If you've not heard of them I'll give you a quick low down, Degustabox is a subscription box that delivers new food/drink items to your door every month. It's pretty simple and I've got to say I enjoy recieving these box so much every month as I am a massive foodie, If you would like to try these boxes they've actually sent me a code so you can get £3.00 off your first box using 'WI118'. 


Special K Cracker Crisps - A totally tasty BBQ flavoured snack! Which as like all of the special K brand is actually good for you, These little crisps have 60% lesss fat then your average crisp. Available in Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar and Sweet Chilli flavour.

Brioche Pasquier Sliced Loaf & Pain Au Lait - Made with authentic 'levin' these delicious items are perfect for morning when you need something to quickly eat. I really love toasting the sliced loaf with a little butter! Makes a deliciously sweet change to normal dry toast!


Dr Oetker Extra Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Powder - The new Extra Dark Chocolate made with 90% cocoa solids makes this pair the ultimate duo for home baking. I can't wait to make a chocolate cake with these! 

Bear Alpha Bites - This was a different addition to this months box as it was a super cute little sample box! I actually received a full size box of these a few months back and I have to say these were delicious, perfect size for me to pass on to a friend.

Get Buzzing Flapjacks - A completely 100% natural healthy flapjack! Full of nuts and oats these are so perfect for on the go snacking, and with none of the guilt!




Jelly Belly - I was so so excited to see these in my box! I think everyone in the world loves Jelly Belly jelly beans and un-known to me they can take over 21 days to create! 

Bear Paws - A strawberry & apple fruit shape, Baked and super healthy I actually opened these first and can tell you first hand they are so so tasty! 

Solo Marshmallow Creme - I can't even tell you how much I love this. I got the Toasted marshmallow flavour and I may or may not have tucked into it with a spoon! Honestly It's amazing.

Kents Kitchen - These three step meal kits are an ideal way to make a dinner when inspiration is lacking throw it all in pan and you have a totally delicious and super simple dinner!

Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Sauce - I can tell you that when this sauce says 'it tastes great on almost everything' that's totally true. I really love this not too spicy and sweet sauce with nearly every dinner!

Enhance For Water  - I got to try the Orange and Passion fruit flavour, One squeeze of this into a glass/bottle of ordinary water and you get a fruity drink! Personally I'd say you need a little bit more then just a squeeze but considering they are make with no added sugar and are only 1 calorie I think its pretty cool!


 This month we also had another addition of the Degustabox Fridge, Sometimes degustabox will want to give you something but it will need to be refrigerated so they will pop a little voucher into your box for you to redeem when you see fit! This month is the Benecol Greek Style Yogurts that I can't wait to try, The peach flavour is calling my name!

If you would like to get in contact with Degustabox you can reach them on their Facebook or Twitter page. 

What do you think of Degustabox, would it be something you would try?
Jamie
x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Sunkissed Self Tan Mousse Review




Hello beauties,

A little bit of a different post from me today, as rule I stay clear of fake tan, I'm a super pale girl and me and tan just don't normally get on, However when the lovely people over at Sunkissed messaged me asking if I would like to try theirs I thought, Why not?! it would be interesting to see what it looks like on me!

The tan I was sent was the Sun Tan Mousse in Medium*  and a really amazing application mitt. I decided to try this out on one leg first just so I could show you guys the comparison, the things I do for my readers hey! On to the application I shook the bottle of fake tan which I might add is pretty big, I can see myself using this for a while before I need to repurchase and squirted the mousse foam on to my application mitt, I was hit with a beautiful coconut smell so much so in fact my fiance asked me what it was! Much better then the soggy biscuit smell I remember from my teens!

Once on the skin I found it easy to smooth in, you can also see where you put it as the tan colours the skin instantly. I found this super useful and a really easy way to stop streaking. I then waited a few minutes for it to sink in and gave my leg a quick blast with the hair dryer as I was jumping into bed, when I woke up in the morning there wasn't any streaks on my white sheet which I was super pleased about. 

Overall I like this tan a lot, the colour is a little too intense for my fair skin however I feel like with a little lighter hand and quicker application I could achieve a more natural to my skintone tan. However I feel if you tan regularly for the simplicity and the colour pay off which I can see is easily buildable this would be ideal it's also greatly priced at £4.99! I'd also advise good exfoliation before use as I did get a dark patch around my knee however I feel that's standard procedure when it comes too fake tan! 

Have you ever tried Sunkiss fake tan?
Jamie
x


Sunday, 9 November 2014

REVLON Colorstay Nail Polish Review





Happy Sunday Beauties! 

Sorry I've been slightly slack on the blog post front, You know when you just have so much to write about but you just don't do it? It's been one of those weeks! Getting up at 5.30am has been a real struggle so if anyone has any advice on how to make it easier I would love to hear it!

Now I'm finishing work a lot earlier I've found I like to have little wonder around the shops in my town centre before coming home that's when I stumbled tired eyed into one of three poundlands on my highstreet, I tend to pop in there when I'm out of cleaning products but I ventured into the 'beauty' section and was pleasantly surprised to find these Revlon nail polishes, 

There was nothing wrong with them but in comparison to the Revlon colorstay polishes in boots, these ones don't say 'Gel Effect' so these must be what they looked like before they were re-styled/branded as everything else is the same. I picked up the colours 050 - Passionate Pink and 180 Indigo Blue there were a few more colours that I think I am going to go back for and snap up today. 

The brush is rather large a square and holds a TON of product I tend to completely wipe off one side or my nails get flooded and that way I get more control. I'd say the formula is pretty much spot on, not too wet and not to thick, it's easy to work with. I found it to dry pretty quickly which I LOVE. However, the thing I love most about these nail polishes in how well its lasted on my nails. I think I have oily nails so nail polish if bad will chip within hours. I've done every trick in the book but it always happens I envy people who can keep a polish on for longer then 3 days! That was until I discovered these beauties! I'm now 4 days in and not a chip in sight, I'm so so impressed! 

What's your favourite long wear nail polish?
Jamie
x

Monday, 3 November 2014

Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb Review





Hello beauties! 

Some exciting things have been happening over on my end! I recently got the chance to start work at 7am till 11am which is a massive change for me as my old shift was 3pm-7pm, Today was my first day and it went by so quickly although I am on the sleepy side now! However, this free's me up for more blogging time, attending events and generally a better lifestyle so stay tuned!

I have a habit of walking out of work and straight into Lush, I'm slowly but surely working my way around everything I think smells divine, my latest pick me up came in the form of Dragon's Egg, a rather big bath bomb I've mentioned before I much prefer the bubble bars but I'm experimenting at the moment so I'm up to trying the bath bombs! 

The bright white ball smells amazing, I was really tempted to put this on a pretty dish and use it as a room scent, In a bag, in a bag I could still smell this as though it was sitting next to me so it's not one for those who aren't into strong smells. To me this smells exactly like a lemon sherbet sweet! And funnily enough I just looked up the description on the lush website and they say its supposed to smell of exactly that! Well done nose! 

I hadn't looked this up online before I used it so I had no idea what to expect when I dropped it into my bath, and to be honest I was a little underwhelmed. It took a while for the 'gold' (which to me was definitely more yellow) to show up but when it did it started crackling and spinning making the prettiest of swirls I loved that part, although it was so hard to photograph! My bathroom was quickly filled with the lovely lemon sherbet scent. I've got to say I'm not keen on the colour, at all. When I have a bath I like to feel clean afterwards that's the point right? but the water being an very unusual shade of murky yellow didn't assist in that. Although the finely milled glitter running though my water was absolutely stunning to watch.

Once out of the bath I can still smell the lemon sherbet smell on my skin but very mildly, my fiancé said I smell lovely which was a bonus! The glitter has also stuck to my skin but you would never notice unless you really looked, so I wouldn't be put off by that. If you don't mind bathing in oddly coloured water then this is a winner in my books!

Have  you tried Dragon's Egg, If so what did you think?
Jamie
x

 
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