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 😀
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 🙂

Thanks again AJ!!!  (My sister Louise says ‘Thankyou!’ Aswell) 🙂

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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! 😀

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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

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!! 🙂

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! 🙂

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Thanks again Brittany! Reviews defiantly to come!

-Nina @ Louiina xo

Makeup Revolution lipsticks – review!

Hi Dolls!

How’s you’re weekend?

Today I show you 4 of the makeup revolution lipsticks I got in my recent haul post 🙂

I wanted to try out some fun colours similar to the Lime crime or OCC lip colours ( without the price tag! ) so when I saw these while browsing the Superdrug site I thought ‘why not’.

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Felony

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Ok first of all I haven’t done no lip swatches as I’m not feeling great today so i’m writing this in bed (I started a juice detox yesterday).

‘Felony’ is one of those lipsticks I would never wear in public although if you’re a similar styled person to ‘Queen of blending’ from YouTube or ‘Amy’ from sugarpill cosmetics then you’ll love this…however it’s not greatly pigmented but if you use a lip primer and take your time you can get the style and colour you want, not bad for £1!

Depraved

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This is my favourite of the 4! Really pigmented and bright, kinda reminds me of the colour Kylie Jenner wears! 🙂

Crime

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Crime is a really vivid bright fuchsia pink & is just as pigmented as depraved. It’s a really beautiful colour and would look great on any skin tone 🙂

Scandalous Immoral

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Ok, think Katy Perry….yep this is a scary colour to wear on everyday except Halloween but who cares! You can wear what you want 🙂 again same with felony it’s not as pigmented as the other two so use a lip primer and you’ll get that Katy perry look 😉
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Lipsticks £1 each
http://www.superdrug.com
http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com

-Nina @ Louiina xo

Makeup Revolution & MUA haul!!!

Hi Dolls!

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

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

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

-Nina @ Louiina xo

Uspicy cosmetic brushes from Amazon (Sigma dupes!)

Hi Dolls!

I purchased some brushes from Amazon the other day and I’m so impressed that I wanted to tell you guys!

Their only £14.99 for 10 brushes and the quality and look is comparable to Sigma brushes! VERY well made, dense and no fall out..
They came in a cute box too 🙂

I’ll do a full review when I’ve used them for a while.

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Uspicy brushes – £14.99

http://www.amazon.co.uk/USpicy%C2%AE-10-Piece-Brushes-Professional-Cosmetics/dp/B00KR1LKA6

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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Clarins – Skincare review!

Hi Dolls!

How was your weekend? 🙂

Today I’m reviewing 2 product’s by Clarins.
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I don’t really ever buy/use anything from Clarins however i received some at Christmas (which also came with the beauty flash balm primer which is reviewed on our blog) 🙂
First of all both of these products are 100ml sized (gift sized) and I’ve just checked the Clarins website & to buy individually they are 200ml sizes.

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Moisture-Rich Body Lotion

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I don’t know a great deal about Clarins as a brand (a few of my friends & family use it) BUT this is such a great body lotion! Infact probably one of the best I’ve used in a long time 😀

It soaks into the skin in seconds leaving a moisturising, non-sticky kind of matte sheen to the skin.
It has a kind of mild citrus/peachy scent which would make sense as it’s prime ingredients are Peach milk, Shea, Candlenut oil & Orange blossom.

Clarins describe this best as….’Visibly minimises the signs of aging caused by the sun, cold, heating and air conditioning’ so not matter what your age is we are all exposed to these elements 😉

This is definitely a ‘considered purchase’ so maybe ask at your nearest Clarins counter for a sample to try it for yourself 🙂

Moisture-Rich body lotion 200ml – £30
http://www.clarins.co.uk

Exfoliating Body scrub

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One thing I hate is exfoliators with big ole beads in them that feel like your skin is being sanded to the bone! Well, this is quite the opposite…. It comes out the tube as more like a paste (kind of looks like hair removal cream!) and after polishing my skin in the shower the dry skin on my upper arms & shoulder’s was removed and smoothed after a long winter of heating and jumpers. The skin was beautifully soft and ‘de-scaled’.

The exfoliator uses natural bamboo powders instead of beads which really gives your skin that ultra polished glow 🙂
The scent is very hard to describe, very neutral & clean I guess I would say…very summery 😉

The scrub also won Instyle magazine’s ‘Best body exfoliator’ in 2014 and I can really see why, I love it!

Body scrub 200ml – £29
http://www.clarins.co.uk

Do any of you guys use Clarins??

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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Too faced sweetheart blusher dupe!!!

Hi Dolls!

I recently found a fantastic dupe for the Toofaced sweetheart blusher in shade ‘Peach beach’ .

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‘I heart makeup’ are a brand sold in the UK (Superdrug!) And as soon as I saw these cute little heart shaped boxes I knew they were Toofaced inspired dupes 🙂

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I got the shade ‘Peachy pink kisses’ and loved it more or less straight away! I’ve only ever swatches the toofaced blusher in a department store but I can say the photos don’t do their similarities justice!

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At almost £20 difference in price I also bought a few more in different colours for beauty swaps…I couldn’t resist! 😉 Apparently they had just been restocked when I bought them as they are always sold out….lucky me! 🙂

What do you guys think?

Toofaced blush – £24
http://www.Debenhams.com

I heart makeup blush dupe – £4.99
http://www.superdrug.com

Mwah!

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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