Saturday, 20 December 2014

Yves Rocher Moisturising Cream Lipstick in Orange Muscade



At first, I thought this was going to be more orange therefore not suiting me but am glad it's an orange red. Looks like a neon shade on my lips but it suits my skin tone well, brightening it. This would suit those who are scared of trying out a bright red lippy and would be a great first reddish lipstick to start off with.

From the first swipe, it was sheer with great colour payoff. With a light hand, it gives a nice wash of colour. It's definitely buildable and find that 2 swipes overall is enough for a rich colour. I've applied this straight onto the lips without any lip balm and this doesn't dry out the lips during the duration of the wear. Doesn't emphasis any dry patches I may have and due to it's hydrating nature, it glides onto the lips easily. It leaves a creamy finish with a subtle shine and gloss without a sticky residue.

There is a typical lipstick smell which isn't off-putting. After food and drink, this had lasted around 3-4 hours which is pretty surprising with a lipstick with these hydrating properties. When it wears off, there's a hint of colour left over. If you prefer a hint of colour, you can always blot after applying this. It's still hydrating afterwards.

This is originally £15 but it's half price at the moment. It's without a doubt, a lipstick everyone needs to pick up. I need to pick up a few other shades.

Have you tried any of Yves Rocher lipsticks?

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Yves Rocher Flowerparty By Night Fragrance Eau de Parfum



Yves Rocher is a brand I'm not too familiar with but my mother has used a few of their products. This fragrance reinterprets the original Flowerparty eau de parfum with a twist of spice marketed as a night perfume. I haven't smelt the original one so unfortunately I cannot compare the two.

Once sprayed, I can instantly smell the alcohol thanks to my super, sensitive nose but once it dies down and softens, it's a sweet, fruity gourmand, velvety scent without the sickly feeling, yet there isn't much floral aroma as the name suggests. I can smell the liquorice note, giving it depth, preventing it being too sweet and adding a hint of spice, however I cannot really smell the almond nor the bourbon vanilla notes. I absolutely love vanilla scents but I was slightly disappointed with this. It doesn't stop me from wearing it though.

It's not too heavy as I've been wearing this on a daily basis recently and am surprised at how long lasting this is. Lasts longer than some of my favourite perfumes. It's suited for day to night transition fragrance, date night or a even general night out. If you're looking for a mature, professional scent, this isn't the one for you. If you want to feel young and feminine with a sexy touch, then this is the one for you. The ombre bottle and the flower cap, it definitely adds a nice touch to my dressing table.

It's currently half price at £19. Definitely a steal for yourself or as a stocking filler. This is creeping up to become one of my top favourites.

Have you tried any Yves Rocher fragrances?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Work Party 2014


Dress: Three Floor; Blazer: H&M; Heels: Carvela;

I had my work Christmas party last Thursday. The London and the German office came/flew to Leeds to celebrate this year and I must say, it was a great and eventful night, a lot better than I had anticipated.

This was the outfit I had wore that night. Sad that I didn't have a clear photo of me wearing this outfit. Most of us had to get ready in the office as we had to leave straight after work finishes to board a coach and off to the venue. I was the only female who had my legs out, standing out from the rest but who cares, I had fun. Makeup wise, it was a standard smokey eye. Nothing special.

The party was in a teepee, with fires inside, a hog roast, a fun photo booth and definitely plenty of drinks. It didn't look much from the outside but the inside was spectacular. I'm laughing so much at the photo booth photos and the night in general. So glad the wind didn't blow the teepee over. When Gangnam Style came on, of course everyone had stared at my colleague and myself but I must say, we had danced amazingly to this and was in sync. Busting out the classic moves.

Have you been to a Christmas party yet?

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Rose Gold Nail Polish?



One night I had randomly thought whether a rose gold nail polish shade exists and did some research on it. I had stumbled upon Essie Penny Talk which was available back in 2012 in the Mirror Metallics collection, a limited edition I believe. I ended up purchasing it on eBay for £7.95. No regrets there.

The colour in the bottle doesn't reflect what it looks like on the nails which I find is very odd. This shade is described as a copper metallic. It has lovely pink undertones and am still obsessed with anything rose gold. Edgy yet girly. I never venture out to metallic polishes as I do feel that they can look cheap but I've had many compliments about this shade. It compliments my skin tone very well surprisingly.

One swipe and it does have great pigmentation but it can lead to a slight streaky result at times. Two coats is more than enough. It has a nice consistency, not too thin, making it easy to work with. Drying time is fast, leaving a chrome, metallic finish with a good amount of shimmer. You will need to buff your nails first ensuring the nail surface is smooth otherwise any bumps and lumps will be seen once the polish has dried. The down side is this chipping after two days with or without a topcoat. If you are able to get your hands on this, I highly recommend this if chipping doesn't bother you.

Have you tried any rose gold nail polish shades?

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Born Pretty Brush Mesh Guard



I remember the brush guards a few years back taking over the world. This is a cheaper version. Rather than getting it all pre cut, you get a roll at approximately 100cm, giving you the flexibility to cut it to your required size.

It only comes in one size, fitting most brushes except for eye and lip brushes. So what's good about these mesh covers? Bristles tend to lose its shape when it's washed. This allows it to retain it's shape whilst it dries. This can be used when the brushes are dry, again to retain it's shape as well as saving a bit more space in a makeup bag used for travelling.

The brushes does take slightly longer to dry but that's not really an issue. Definitely very affordable and it's silly to not own one. I wish Born Pretty sold different sizes. I would want one for my fluffy eye and blending brushes.

Have you tried any brush guards?