Saturday, 25 September 2010

E.L.F Brush Review

Since making my first Elf purchase in January I have always wanted to try the brushes from their studio line and I finally took the plunge and ordered 3 brushes a couple weeks ago. Once again I must comment on the fast delivery from Elf as I recieved it within days of placing my order which was great as I hate waiting for my orders to come. I choose the complexion brush as I really needed a new face brush to apply my powder and then just randomly choose the blush and precision brush and I have now been using the brushes for 2 weeks.


l-r: Small Preciscion Brush, Complexion Brush, Blush Brush


The studio line brushes from elf are synthetic and made from Taklon hair and threy are anti bacterial. Products within the studio line are priced at £3.50 iwhich is still a bargain instead of £1.50 on the normal line. My first observation before using the brushes were that they were very soft to the touch which is a pro for me as I do find some synthetic haired brushed to be quite hard or rough on the skin. Elf also state that the brushes can be used with wet or dry products.

Small Precision - £3.50
Elf says: Use to apply concealer, smooth on lip colour, or line eyes.
So far I have used this brush to line my lower lashes and find that it works well and it doesnt irritate my eyes when using it. I haven't used it to apply lipstick as elf claims it can be used for but I will try it out soon however, I dont think I will be using it to apply concealer as it is a bit smaller than what I am used to for my concealer application.

Complexion Brush - £3.50
Elf says: Use with pressed, loose or translucent powders, blush or bronzer.
This has got to be my favourite brush from my order. I love the fact that it is dense enough to be used easily as a powder brush and the main pro is that it is so soft on my face. My previous powder brush was a cheap synthetic one too which actually cost more and was so hard on my face so I am happy that this brush was not like that.

Blush Brush - £3.50
Elf says: Use to apply blush or bronzer
I havent't really got on well with this brush mainly because I find that when I am applying my blush it doesn't go on easily when directly pointing it to my face. This is because of the shape the hairs form at the top of the brush. However, the brush works better when I use the brush on its side to apply my blusher. I do like the size of the brush but find the hairs could have been slightly more fuller and not so pointed at the top.


My overall opinion for the brushes is that they are great value for money and the quality is much greater than I would expect for the price. I will definitely be purchasing more products from this line and more brushes too which is great as I love my MAC brushes but they are expensive so I now have a cheaper option at  a good quality.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Shopping Diaries

I've been shopping like mad over the last few weeks whether its clothes, make up, jewellery and my new obsession for nail polishes. I really need to calm it down as I already know I have a bad shopping addiction and I always seem to find myself in Central London shopping at least once a week. Here are some of the thing's i've picked up recently.

Jewellery Haul 


Vintage Casio Gold Watch - Brick Lane £10
Head Band - Primark £2
Set of 3 Bangles - H&M
Chain - H&M
Rings - H&M


                      (A closer look at the rings)                                      Necklace - Primark £2.50                 

         Clothing Haul


l-r:
Striped Dress - Primark £5 (sale)
Pink Dress - Primark £5 (sale)
Skinnies - H&M £9.99
Oversized Top - H&M £14.99


Faux Leather Dufflle Bag - River Island £34.99
(I l♥ve this bag & i've been wearing it since I got it last week)

Metallic Hot Pink (for my sister)                                   Black Patent with Tartan (for me)

I mentioned previously about the Dr Martens sale that was happening over the bank holiday weekend,  here's what I got (Sorry the colour didn't show up properly in this pic but the pink one is really bright).

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Snippet of My Bank Holiday Weekend

This is over a week overdue but the bank holiday weekend was quite a busy one for me and I had so much fun going out with friends & partying, going to carnival and shopping. Here is a snippet of one of my night's out with the girls, we had so much fun that night and there was non stop dancing too.

 

I would list the products used but I really cant remember what make up products I used that night as I was in a rush...sorry guys (well apart from my dodgy MAC eyelashes that I need to throw away now)

 My outfit:
Playsuit - H&M
Denim Waistcoat - Primark
Belt - Primark

The lovely ladies Andree, Shade & my cousin Ivie

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Models Own 50% Off Nail Haul

I am sure all of you were aware of the Models Own promotion on facebool where once they receieved 10,000 likes on facebook they gave a 50% off code to use on their website for the bank holiday weekend. Despite buying a few polishes from them a few weeks back I decided to take advantage of the promotion and picked up four more polishes and a 6 way nail buffer (which im loving!!!).


l-r: Evergreen, Purple Grey, Nude Beige, Sterling Silver

I had no idea of what colours I wanted when I was ordering apart from the Purple Grey which is rumoured to be the closet match to the new Chanel Paradoxal polish. The other colours I chose were very random but I am happy with my purchase and the Evergreen and Sterling Silver are looking like they could be faves of mine.


Evergreen is an emerald green colour with a pearly/glittery finish to it which is very similaar to my O.P.I Sea? I Told You but in a green colour. When applying the Evergreen colour it comes on a bit sheer but I only needed two coats to get this finish.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Flower Bomb!!! New Frangrance

I picked up Flower Bomb by Victor & Rolf at duty free in July, I had no idea what I wanted but I knew I needed something new to add to my collection so after sampling so many fragrances and getting a headache from it I decided on Flower Bomb. I have only now just gotten round to wearing it and I LOVE it!! The scent is so gorgeous and I keep sniffing myself every minute when I have it on which I probably shouldn't do in public often.

Eau De Toilette £38.95 for 50ml (Duty Free Price)

Description of Flower Bomb:
 'A millefeuille flowers around the freesia, rose centifolia, osmanthus and jasmine sambac, supported by a background of patchouli.'

The Flower Bomb scent is described as a floral explosion as it compromises of many floral ingredients which helps to make it a great fragrance without it being too over powering. It has a slight sweet smell to its but not sickly at all instead its very addictive. The Flower Bomb bottle shape is very simple but chic and it slightly reminds me of my Diamonds perfume by Armani. If you haven't got this fragrance yet I suggest you go out and sample it as this has just become a favourite of mine now.
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