Saturday, 29 December 2012

Review- Mememe Blush in Coral

I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and when I saw Mememe's Blushers in the Benefit style cardboard box I had to try it. I'd been looking for a coral blush for a while so thought it was a good investment. These Blushers come in 4 different colours, Pink, Bronze, Rouge and Coral. Their £8.50 each which I think is slightly steep for a highstreet brand but you get a good amount of product and they are well pigmented. 

Just like the Benefit Blushers these come with a small rectangular brush which is very good for doing make up on the go, however if given the choice I prefer to use a normal blusher brush. 
It's a lovely reddy orange colour and would look gorgeous on tanned skin. On my paler skin it looks slightly too red as I suit light pinks more than I do red tones. I would however but this again and I plan to invest in more from this blush range. On a whole the Mememe range is really good quality, it does seem to slightly copy Benefit with their packaging but its a hell of a lot cheaper and the products  are all pretty decent if you ask me. 
Have you tried the Mememe range or their Blushers? 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Instagram Life #2

-Posing with Ronnie
-Mums christmas decorations
-Made some gingerbread men at work
-Met a Reindeer for the first time ever whilst working a late night shopping event! 
-Obsessed with glittery nails at the moment! 
-Ron peeping through the letterbox
-Playing around with picfx and my new red lippy
-Santa doing the rounds of Little Chalfont
-Multicoloured doughnut bun thanks to my ombered hair
-Bruised face and knees, the result of a night out in Watford. Explanation here.
-Recent make up purchases
-Festive meal with the girls
-Chilling with Ron
-Before the night I got punched in the face, lost my ID and broke my shoes...
-Hot choccie at work
-Hair bow


Thursday, 20 December 2012


I have read a rediculous amount of review on Lipcote, but until now I never actually tried it. 
Lots of people have said that it stung, was drying, made lipstick peel off and just generally didnt do its job very well. 
However, I have to say that I disagree with all of the above. I bought this after buying a red lippy that I wanted to last on a night out, after reading all the reviews I wasn't really sure if I was going to love it or hate it.
I followed the instructions which I read on almost all blog reviews of this product which are as follows: liner, blot, lippy, blot, lippy, blot, Lipcote. 
The product works best on dry lips, which is why the blotting is so essential. I applied this to my lips twice, letting it dry in between. It does sting ever so slightly, but only for about 2 minutes. It's also essential to keep your lips parted for about 15 minutes which this dries and sets properly. 
I test drived this on a festive meal I made with the girls. I put it on at around 2.00pm and took it off around midnight. I between this time I drank and ate a lot. And although the end result is far from perfect when you think that this was on for ten hours and I ate a whole christmas dinner I'm pretty impressed. 

Have you tried Lipcote? Did you get along with it?

Monday, 17 December 2012

Review-Maybelline Colour Sensational Popstick

It has to be said, this is hands down the most pointless product at I have ever bought!
Being a typical girly girl I was deffinately drawn to the fact the bullet of this lipstick is pink and glittery!
What Maybelline say about this product,

'Fresh colour meets a smooth shine.' 
'Our crystal clear formula creates a tempting tint. Fresh shine in a stick.' 

I'm not quite sure if Maybelline are talking about the same lipstick here as I deffinately didn't get any colour payoff from this and there was certainly no 'tempting tint' in sight!
I will give to them that this product does give a shine to your lips, but no more than a lip balm would.
They do smell amazing however and the colour of the bullet is so lovely, hence why I bought it! 
I wouldn't rule out trying any of the other colours from this range as I have heard that some do give the tint that Maybelline promise. 

I bought mine from an online discount site, here for £1.99.
Have you tired any of these Popsticks?

Friday, 14 December 2012

Review- Technic Kajal Kohl Eyeliner Crayon

Recently there has been a lot of hype about the Bourjois Kajal Eyeliner, which in effect is pretty similar to a big wax crayon. However before succumbing to the hype I decided to try out a cheaper version I found on Frangrence Direct which is an online discount make up shop. This one cost me £1.99 and is the Technic Kajal Kohl Eyeliner Crayon.

The packaging of this product is very basic, not particularly pretty or stylish but actually resembling a cheap lipstick. It winds up just like a lippy and gets wider as it gets nearer the bottom so it's in the shape of a cone. I personally was expecting a bit more product, but then again it was under two pounds so I guess I can't complain.

The formula is creamy and actually has good pigmentation, which is something I wasn't expecting.

This product is good for lining the upper lash line of your eyes but its difficult to do a cat eye with it as drawing a precise 'flick' is pretty difficult.
Unfortunately I did end up with panda eyes as this product transfered to below my eyes and beyond!
This deffinately hasn't put me off using this product however I will just make sure I wear a loose powder under my eye to catch any movement!
I do quite like the concept of this and would consider spending £6.99 on the Bourjois version, but I don't really get what happens when the point becomes blunt and you get near the end of the product, do you sharpen it or just end up with mahooooosive eyeliner on your lash line?

Have you tried this eyeliner or the Bourjois one? Thoughts on what happens when it goes blunt?