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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Latest Products // MAC & Bobbi Brown - Designer Outlet Mini Haul

On Saturday I went to my first ever Designer Outlet, Cheshire Oaks. I was super excited to check out what was on offer, albeit a little dubious as to how nice the actual stuff on sale would be.One of our first stops of the day was The Cosmetics Company store, I was so excited because as soon as I walked in I was greeted by stands of Estee Lauder, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox, along with others.





Whilst there I picked up some little treats from MAC and Bobbi  Brown, two brands that I adore! I wish I had picked up more, looking back, but  hey ho - my bank isn't complaining :)

Bobbi Brown - Blush Pink Rose

One of my first purchases was this beautiful pink Blusher from Bobbi Brown. I actually have never owned a Bobbi Brown Blusher before but I love her other products so hopes were set rather high on this one.

It is a beautiful blue toned Pink that adds the prettiest flush to the cheeks. I especially like this blusher as it works well on both pale and tanned skin ( my mum also brought this and she is much fairer than myself ).

It is a matte texture which, although I love, some people may think is a little dull. I personally enjoy adding my own shimmer with a pretty highlighter.

The RRP of this product is £18.00 and for this you get 3.8g of product. Although I do love this product, at full price it is nearly double the price ( per gram ) of a MAC Blusher which retails at £17.50 for 6g. Personally, I would rather pay for a MAC one over this full price, sorry Bobbi! I love the packaging, the colour and the texture, but not enough to repurchase more shades at full price.

I paid £10.00.

Bobbi Brown - Eyeshadow Champagne No 42

Also at the stands of Ms Brown, I picked up this beautiful Shimmer Wash in Champagne. I have accumilated a fair few Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, so I know that I do indeed love these.

They are creamy, pigmented, long lasting and come in so many shades! 



Am I the only one searching for the perfect Champagne shade?! 
I have so many shades similar,  yet different, to this. It is a golden champagne with ivory and very subtle pink under tones. I think this will work really well as a highlight colour and also as a simple wash of colour over the lid.



































For the RRP of £16.50 you get 2.5g of beautifully packaged, amazing quality product. I would really recommend these to people who are looking to invest in staple colours for their collection such as a good Black, Bronze & Champagne etc.

I paid £10.50 for this eye shadow and would have killed for a better colour selection but hey, one bargain is better than nothing!

MAC Lipglass - Tour de Fabulous

I have had a love/ hate relationship with MAC Lipglasses. I love  the colour selection and the actual look of the products on the lips, but so often I find myself having to remove them when i step out the house as they are so damn sticky!



Despite this, I totally fell in love with this gorgeous Peachy Coral shade. I believe it was limted edition, as was much of the MAC stuff in the Outlet store :( sorry ( you can find it on Ebay (: yay )



I wore this out all day today and although it is sticky * cries * , it just last so beautifully. Dilema?!

I paid £9.00 for this Lipglass & they RRP is from £13.50 to £17.00. I dont think the RRP for these is actually too bad considering how long they last and the colour pay off you can get & I actually wish I had brought another of these, although they will have to be saved for a 'hair up' day!

MAC - Zoom Lash Plum Reserve

I'm not sure why, but I have just never been drawn towards buying a MAC Mascara before. Something about them just does not tickle that pickle of mine! That was until I saw this Zoom Lash in Plum.



I have got Green eyes, and recently I have become mildly obsessed with wearing Purple to accentuate them. The colour on the applicator of this is a beautiful vibrant purple, however it doesn't transfer as boldy onto the lashes as I had hoped.

The other niggle I have with this is the fact that it really does not do anything for my lashes. It lengthens them to an extent but add almost Zero volume :(

Having spent £10.00 on this, I am a little peeved as you can get a great Drugstore/ Highstreet mascara for that price.

Overall


Overall I am really pleased with my bargain buys! I love a good bargain and all of these, bar maybe the mascara, will be much loved!

Love Em, x

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Soap & Glory//Latest Product & Review

This may suprise many of the Beauty Mavens out threre, but I have never really fan-girled over Soap & Glory before. The hype of the brand just seemed to slip past me and I had never really given it much thought, despite hearing raves about it left, right & centre.
However, in Boots the other day I could not resist sticking my snout into the Sugar Crush Moisture Extreme Body Butter Cream after here the gorgeous Tanya Burr rave about the smell of it in her May Favourites video.






Oh My God. Girls, I cannot express to you how amazing this smells. It is a very sweet and creamy Lime scent - it realy reminds me of a Key Lime Pie! This is perfect for me as I love sweet scents and Key Lime Pie haha.

From the range I purchased the Body Buttercream and the Body Wash, both of which I adore. They really are a pleasure to have in my beauty routine.

Sugar Crush Body Buttercream -





I must admit I have never been loyal to a body moisturiser or body butter. The longest love affair to date has been with the Body shop Body Butters which I love. A lot. However the beautiful rich texture of this may just rival that of the Body Shop's.

The texture is smooth, thick and luxurious but yet sinks into the skin beautifully. I really enjoy using this in the morning, especially around my d├ęcolletage. This is because it adds just a healthy dewy glow to the skin which I think looks beautiful in that area.




I'm sure with Summer coming up (somewhere) and shorts heading our day (one day) ,  I am not the only one to be reaching for the fake tan?
I find this works so well with fake tan as it is so rich and nourishing it created the perfect canvas for you to apply your tan to.


Fresh & Foamy Bodywash - 




Whilst obsessing over the Body Buttercream, I also picked up the shower gel from the same range. This may be a bit odd, but I am so particular about body washes. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than a shower gel that:

a) Doesn't foam up - This definitely does foam up in to a luxurious lather

b) Has a scent that doesn't linger - The scent of this, especially when used in conjunction with the Body Cream, which will linger (not too strongly) all day.

c) Has crummy packaging you hate to see in your bathroom - Well, what can I say, you can see how pretty this is!

Another thing I really like about this Body Wash is the pump.


It helps you to get the right amount of product to use - no one liked squirty shower gels that dispense half the bottle if you squeeze it too hard, am I right ? It also stops it leaking onto your shower shelf/surface and creating a lovely congealed mess on shower gel for you to clean :)


Overall :

Overall.. GO & BUY THESE!

If you love a sweet smell and enjoy products which are amazing value for money then you should definitly try these. Very excited to try more Soap & Glory products.

What are your favourite products from the Brand?

Have any of you tried the facial products- if so, what are they like?

Love Em x