Current beauty favourites!

Hi guys!

How are we all?

So as it’s a wee bit late to do an ‘April beauty favourites’ and too early for a ‘May beauty favourites’ I thought I would give u a run down of my current favourites! πŸ™‚

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Tony Moly – Banana hand cream

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I am in love with this gorgeously cute Korean banana hand cream! Smells like those foamy banana sweets I had as a kid and is very moisturing and non sticky! I got this in a recent Korea/UK beauty swap (check out my blog post).
If you’re from the UK they sell these on Amazon πŸ™‚

EOS lip balm (Strawberry)

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Another recent beauty swap (check out my UK/USA beauty swap post) where I was lucky enough to get one of these πŸ˜€ Hard to find (and expensive) in the UK but I love the formula of these…nearly all natural and are cruelty free! Keeps my lips chap free all year long! πŸ™‚
In the UK they can be bought at Topshop, Selfridge’s and at http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk

Batiste dry shampoo (Cherry)

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For someone like me who has very thick hair that gets greasy quick this dry shampoo is a life saver! No other dry shampoo works (and smells) as good as Batiste!
They sell these everywhere! πŸ™‚

Too Faced shadow insurance (eye primer)

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This is a sample size but boy does this last a long time! If you wear eye shadow especially vibrant colours I really recommend this one by too faced, it really makes your shadows look great and last for ages.
Buy from Debenhams, boots or at http://www.toofaced.com

Liz Earle – brow pencil (dark)

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My favourite brow pencil is this one by Liz Earle…makes my brows look great and is full of lovely ingredients like avocado oil…love!
Β£11 from http://www.lizearle.com

Beauty blender

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My sister got me this from home bargains for about a Β£1!….this works amazingly at blending in foundation and concealer… Such a bargain considering most beauty blenders I’ve seen are between Β£10-15! πŸ™‚

Clarins ‘blue’ perfume

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My mum loves this perfume and Ive always loved how it smelt on her so she gave me a bottle that had about a quater left (she had another full bottle ready).
I really love the smell of this, really clean & fresh smelling not at all sweet or fruity (isn’t it always hard to describe perfume?) It’s the type of scent that suits anyone and is even quite unisex in my opinion πŸ™‚
Can be bought at Debenhams and Boots for Β£32 (100ml).

Thanks for reading guys!

Love Nina xoxo ( Ν‘Β° ΝœΚ– Ν‘Β°)

MUA Β£1 nail polishes -Review

Hi Dolls!

Today I’m reviewing 3 MUA nail polishes I got in my recent superdrug haul πŸ™‚

The polishes are just a Β£1 each and come in a big selection of different colours, however they are quite small but the colours are all so gorgeous so I thought I would try some out! πŸ˜‰

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So….I bought 3 pastel shades ‘Truffle Cream’ which is a soft brown, ‘Pistachio Ice cream’ which is a soft mint shade and ‘Ameretto Crush’ which is a lovely muted rose colour…

I wore the ‘Ameretto crush’ for around 3 days and in that time I repainted a few times  (even with a top coat)  it took 2 coats to properly cover my nails however the colour is surprisingly pigmented πŸ™‚

The packaging reminds me alot of ‘Essie’ nail polishes!

Although I found the formula to chip alot I think for just Β£1 each with such a wide range of colours I would probably buy more of these because alot of the time I prefer wearing nail polish for a day at a time instead of several days wear…

Thanks for reading and have a great week! πŸ™‚

-Nina @ Louiina xo

UK/Korean Blog beauty swap! (Thanks AJ!)

Hi Dolls!

Yesterday I received my second ‘beauty swap’ package (check out my other post for my haul from the USA) from fellow beauty blogger ( https://cuteprettybeauty.wordpress.com/ ) the lovely AJ (check out her blog she often reviews really cool & interesting beauty items!) who sent me a whole bunch of gorgeous cute Korean beauty products (and candy!) :-)…
I admit I was not expecting such an Amazing box crammed full of these amazing things (I was nearly hyperventilating! Haha) as I’ve always had a fascination with anything beauty from places like Korea & Japan…..these things just aren’t sold in the west :-/

I didn’t really have a preference about what I wanted AJ to get me infact neither did AJ so we got each other a random mix πŸ˜€
I had seen on her blog she often talked about ‘Etude house’ and ‘Tonymoly’ and I noticed quite alot are from either of those places πŸ™‚

Thanks again AJ!!!  (My sister Louise says ‘Thankyou!’ Aswell) πŸ™‚

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The packaging! Gorgeous! The banana hand cream smells like those candy bananas I had as a kid! I don’t want to open any of it, just look at it! πŸ˜€

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I can’t wait to review all of this!

-Nina @ Louiina xoxo

p.s..unrelated to this post but wanted you all to know that while me & Louise appreciate being nominated in tag posts it’s not something we want to do on here, hope you all understand xx

Liz Earle Mini Haul &Freebies

Hi Guys

Hope you’re all well πŸ˜€

My review today is a selection of products from the very fabulous Liz Earle! You should all have guessed by now how much we love this brand, so I’ll get started ☺️

First up are two blushers in powder form

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The one is the Healthy Glow Powder Blush in Nude. Β£16.50 for 6g, this is bigger than the cream blushers (which I absolutely love!) The sleek compact is mirrored and is very well made and strong. Nothing flimsy about the LE packaging. The website states ‘subtle rosy apricot. Brings a warm delicate flush’ and while it is a beautiful shade, I found it a touch too much for my pale skin so my sister now uses this colour and it looks amazing on her skin.

So I got my beloved Camellia in the powder (have only previously had the cream blush which I adore and use it lips, cheeks, eyelids…)

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This shade is my all time favourite blusher colour ever! It even beats my Clinique Iced Lotus! I also love the fact that ingredients include that beautiful natural source vitamin E.

I would highly recommend the shade Camillia to anyone with a pale complexion. It just lights the whole face up 😊

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This Lash Care Intensifying Mascara Base was included as a free gift in my last order. A lovely letter came with it saying that it was included as I am a valued customer and how LE would love to hear back from me…some feedback. So I will do it here then everyone can read my thoughts on this base, but first I just wanted to say a big thank you for this😊 LE are so very thoughtful and appreciative towards their loyal customers. It makes us feel special ❀️

Right, back to the base. ‘Enriched with a specially selected blend of botanicals to help condition lashes’ it certainly does do what it says it does! I love this! I do use a mascara base every single day so this wasn’t wasted on me and I put it to use straight away. It lengthened my lashes just like my regular base does, but this one seemed to make them look more glossier after the mascara was applied. Must be that natural vitamin E again! Also has Jojoba Seed oil and is Β£10.50 for 8ml. I’ll definitely be purchasing this base regularly from now on.

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This Nourishing Hair Oil is for all hair types and is Β£17.25 for a 50ml pump.

I didn’t buy this though because this was a Facebook competition win! You had to comment on the Facebook post on what you look for in good haircare, I did not really thinking I would be one of the 20 winners, and I was! ☺️

So thank you very much LE! A lovely way to try the newly reformulated Hair oil. So here’s my review on it…..

I actually prefer the new ingredient. The Yangu oil was replaced with the seed oil from the Kalahari Melon and I feel that although it smells the same, it seems lighter and sharper in smell. I used the older Yangu version and did notice sometimes my hair could be slightly static after use, not now though! I slide it through wet ends…really work it in then blow dry. It makes my hair so soft and manageable and it really does reduce blow drying time. For me about half the time. The smell too!!!! That irresistible smell! 😊

The ingredients are heavenly…a dream for dry, damaged or colour treated hair. Coconut oil, Abyssinian seed oil, radish seed oil, natural vitamin E and the new Kalahari melon seed oil. What more could you ask for in a hair oil?! The new colour packaging is better too

Thanks for reading guys, we really do appreciate it xx

Louise@LouiinaπŸ’‹

UK/USA beauty swap! (Thanks Brittany!)

Hi Guy’s!

A few weeks ago I arranged a blog beauty swap with 2 lovely ladies and I’ve literally just received my first swap from Brittany ( http://bonjour-brittany.com/ ) from the USA…:D  I asked her to see if she could get me any Hard candy, Wet n wild, Covergirl, milani and possibly an EOS lipbalm, she did!!! I’m so excited to play with them all! Haha!! πŸ™‚

For year’s I’ve seen American bloggers and vloggers using wet n wild eye shadows and Hard candy baked blushers and now I have my own! πŸ™‚

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Thanks again Brittany! Reviews defiantly to come!

-Nina @ Louiina xo

Makeup Revolution & MUA haul!!!

Hi Dolls!

‘Happy St Georges’ day to all my English readers (and anyone who celebrates it) πŸ™‚

So…I just got my Superdrug parcel with all my new Makeup Revolution and MUA goodies:D

Superdrug are having a ‘3 for 2’ event AND any 3 makeup items purchased you receive a  free cool mono makeup bag….I got 4!! …Think I’m going to use one as a makeup brush bag…

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I bought….3 MUA blushers (Β£1 each)
3 MUA nail polish (Β£1 each)
2 Makeup revolution single eye shadows (Β£1 each)
4 makeup revolution lipsticks (Β£1 each)
makeup revolution dual brow  shaper (Β£3.50)
makeup revolution ‘Day of the dead’ eye palette (Β£6)

I don’t want to yap on too much as I’ll be reviewing all these in the coming days πŸ™‚

-Nina @ Louiina xo

Liz Earle – Nail polish review

Hi Dolls!

Today I bring you a review of Liz Earle’s nail polish in 02 ‘Quicksand’.

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I bought this gorgeous shade of soft sand/beige back in February at their beautiful Leeds store.

As many of you know both myself and my sister Louise LOVE anything Liz Earle! I mainly love their Skincare products and my sister the cosmetics but we just love everything! πŸ˜€

A few years ago Liz Earle launched their cosmetic line and I didn’t try any of their nail polish at first but while in their store in February I couldn’t resist especially at all the rave reviews I read and the price, only Β£8.50 for a premium good quality nail polish πŸ™‚

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They have 12 gorgeous colours and I plan to get more during the summer but ‘Quicksand’ is such a lovely neutral shade that I wanted to try it first:)

The polish itself painted on beautifully with a nice, long brush and non-drip formula. To get the most out of the colour I used a topcoat (OPI). I had about 6 days wear before I noticed any chipping which I think is pretty good as I normally get around 2-3 days from my OPI or Barry M polishes so I was very impressed πŸ™‚

Liz Earle nail polishes – Β£8.50
http://www.lizearle.com

Here’s some pictures of their Beautiful Leeds store……

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Have you tried any Liz Earle polishes?

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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