Tarte Cosmetics ‘Best face forward’ collection

Hi Guys!

So QVCUk started selling Tarte since last year and I was excited to see they had a Tarte cosmetics tsv (Today’s special value) at only £38.40! Couldn’t resist at that price! 😍

The set included…Blusher/bronzer, Mascara, an eye shadow quad, CC primer (in a choice of 5 shades), a double ended brush, lip surgence and a gorgeous makeup bag all presented in a cute box 🙂

Reviews coming up but here’s an overview of what I got……

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Did you get the tsv??

-Nina xoxo

Makeup Revolution – ‘Day of the dead’ palette review!

Hi gang!

So a few weeks ago I bought the ‘Day of the dead’ eye shadow palette from Makeup revolution and I’ve just got round to having a dabble with it…..

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As you can see the packaging got my attention first and I generally love anything ‘Day of the dead’ related (wish we had that holiday here in the uk 😉 ) ….so, the palette has 18 shades (all exclusive to the palette, 12 shimmer and 6 matte colours all with a great choice of neutrals, vibrants and smokies….

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Ok so the palette cost £6 so don’t expect a MAC palette but when worn with an eyelid primer their pretty good! Yes theirs some fallout as they are quite powdery but all in all a nice little palette 🙂

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My favourite of the shades is ‘Go and get the world’ very similar to a few I wear from the Urban Decay Naked3 palette….

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http://www.makeuprevolutioncosmetics.com

Have a relaxing Sunday! 🙂

-Nina xoxo

Hard Candy baked blush in ‘living doll’ – Review

Hi Gang!

Hope everyone is well 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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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 🙂

http://www.hardcandy.com

What’s your favourite Hard Candy product?

-Nina @ Louiina xoxo

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

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

Too Faced ‘Primed & Poreless’ Primer – review!

Hi Dolls!

How was your weekend? 🙂

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! 🙂 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 🙂

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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 🙂

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. 🙂

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

Defiantly a primer worth trying! 🙂

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

Thanks for reading!

-Nina @ Louiina xo