Summer skin product favourites! (Oily skin)

Hey Guys!!!

Sorry we’ve been M.I.A for a little while…

Hope you are all good and enjoying the hot weather! πŸ™‚

Here is my recent summer favourites…..

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NΒ°7 Shimmering lip/eye SPF stick

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This NΒ°7 eye and lip shimmer stick is so creamy and long lasting! It also contains an SPF/UVB 30 (most  lightweight SPF lip products contain just a 15) and gives the lips and/or eyelids a flattering sweep of delicate shimmery bronze.

Β£7.50 (3g)  – Boots
http://www.Boots.com

Clinique – Super city block (oil-free)

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The Clinique city block is an excellent all rounder SPF40 face primer for full sun protection. It comes out like a beigy cream but when blended into the face/neck goes clear which then leaves your skin a none greasy summer glowy canvas πŸ™‚

Β£18 (40ml)
http://www.clinique.co.uk

Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser in ‘Light’

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Like most Liz Earle products this moisturiser in ‘Light’ has been a god send for my oil to combination skin! As I am prone to spots I needed an everyday face moisturiser that was light enough to not disrupt my skin (Spots!) Yet rich enough to hydrate my skin with all the botanical and goodness that Liz Earle packs into it’s skin products such as Borage, Avacado and Echinacea . Leaves my skin velvety, matte and soft πŸ™‚

Β£20.25 (50ml)
http://www.Lizearle.com

Liz Earle sheer tint primer

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The Liz Earle sheer skin tint (I use shade ‘Bare 01’) is a wonderful tinted under makeup primer which gives a light-sheer coverage while controlling excess facial oil. The formula has a light protection of SPF 15, I often wear this alone or if you are conscious of looking greasy then wear a dusting of face powder on top for a more matte look..:)

Β£22.25 (40ml)
http://www.Lizearle.com

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post πŸ™‚

Love
Nina @ Louiina xoxo

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°)

Hard Candy baked blush in ‘living doll’ – Review

Hi Gang!

Hope everyone is well πŸ™‚

Today I bring you the Hard Candy baked blusher in the shade ‘living doll’….

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I was lucky enough to receive this in a recent beauty swap (check out my UK/USA swap post)

I’ve not seen any Hard Candy products on the UK high street since I was a kid in the 90’s (just nail polish) so I was really pleased to get this! I’m sure they sell them online (for a ridiculous amount) anyway….I’ve read and watched bloggers & vloggers for years talk about how they love the Hard Candy blushers, kinda like a cult product now πŸ™‚

Not sure about you ladies but I’ve always found that baked blushers make my skin look so lovely and ‘finished’….

Not wearing anything on my skin except the blusher…..

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First of all the colour isn’t my usual coral shade that I would normally wear but I was surprised at how delicate and flattering this shade is on me πŸ™‚

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‘Living doll’ is a beautiful illuminating ‘pink pop’ colour with baked-in marbled shades of primrose gold, when swirled together it really gives my cheeks a subtle dewy pop of colour & iridescence πŸ™‚

http://www.hardcandy.com

What’s your favourite Hard Candy product?

-Nina @ Louiina xoxo

Funky false nails!

Hey guys!

I bought some false nails a few months ago from B&M stores (like a giant bargain store in the UK) and I wanted to play around and try them for size…..

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Not my everyday kind of thing but I thought they would be fun to try especially as they were only Β£1.99!
Just a fun post! πŸ˜‰

Haven’t posted in a few days but I have a Wet n Wild review coming up πŸ™‚

-Nina xo

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’‹

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

Too Faced ‘Primed & Poreless’ Primer – review!

Hi Dolls!

How was your weekend? πŸ™‚

In my sister’s recent Too Faced haul post she bought their ‘primed & poreless’ face primer,  unfortunately (fortunately for moi!) it didn’t agree with her so she gave it to Me! Thanks Louise! πŸ™‚ so..here’s my review….

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First of all I just love Too faced especially their baby pink vintage styled packaging, kinda reminds me of ‘old Hollywood’ like the type of packaging that would be seen on Marilyn Monroe’s or Greta Garbo’s dressing table πŸ™‚

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The product kind of looks like a foundation when it comes out the tube but I assure you as you rub it into the skin it becomes invisible leaving the skin clear, soft with pores shrinked.

I liked the way my skin looks with it, even before applying make-up,  sort of ‘airbrushed’…my skin only abit better πŸ™‚

My make-up (powder foundation) went smoothly on top but I didn’t notice anything magnificent, my other primers that I use work just as good in my eyes however if your main problem is enlarged pores then I would defiantly recommend this one. πŸ™‚

Paraben and Mineral oil free it contains ingredients such as Vitamin A & C, Mulberry extracts, Retinol & Alba bark.

Defiantly a primer worth trying! πŸ™‚

Primed & Poreless Primer – Β£22 (28g)
http://www.Debenhams.com

Thanks for reading!

-Nina @ Louiina xo