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

Liz Earle Mini Haul &Freebies

Hi Guys

Hope you’re all well 😀

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. £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 £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 £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@Louiina💋

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 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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February favourites!

Hi Dolls!

So I know I’m a little late with my ‘February favourite’s’, or maybe I should call it ‘Current favourite’s’?

As myself (Nina) and my sister Louise run this blog we each will have our own ‘Favourites’ post.
I plan on doing in depth reviews on the products listed (that haven’t already been reviewed) at some point.
So…here they are……

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Philosophy ‘Sweet fluffy cupcake’

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I love this shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath delight in a bottle! Leaves my skin soft as silk and smelling of cake, who doesn’t love cake!? 🙂
http://www.philosophyskincare.co.uk

Clarins Beauty balm

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I got this in a set for Christmas (which I will be reviewing next week) and have been using it as a makeup primer, works well and doesn’t break me out, yay!

Beauty balm – £29/50ml
http://www.Clarins.co.uk

The Body shop – Moringa spray

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I’ve been really loving this Moringa spray by The Body Shop, it smells gorgeous and lasts longer than 20 minutes! 😉

http://www.Bodyshop.co.uk
Moringa Eau de toilette – £8.50

Vaseline ‘Rosy lips’

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I love the Vaseline lip tins (they’re cheap and available everywhere!) but this winter I’ve been loving their ‘Rosy lips’ formula with Rose & Almond oil, left my lips soft and rose tinted, smells good as well 🙂

Laura Geller – Baked blush

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This gorgeous baked blusher in shade ‘Apple custard’ and it’s a beautiful sheer pinky plum colour, I’ve been applying to the apple of my cheeks for a colour hit.
I got this as part of a Collection from QVC.

http://www.QVCUK.com

Laura Geller – Italian body soufflé

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I also got this in a QVC collection (Laurageller.com doesn’t yet ship outside of the US).
This is one of Laura’s newest body care products (can’t wait to try them all).
I apply this lovely thick cream to my arms every night, very moisturising, smells wonderful! Like a gorgeous vanilla-musk scent 🙂

http://www.QVCUK.com

MAC – Mineralized skin finish

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Oh my favourite ever product, I use this everyday (full review on blog), my shade is ‘Light plus’ .

MAC MSF – £23
http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk

L’orèal Preference colour

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I love this colour (10.21 Stockholm) it doesn’t go quite as light as the picture but goes a very light natural blonde shade and doesn’t go brassy.

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Asda/Superdrug/Boots – £7

Have a great weekend!

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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Mac Haul

Hey Lovelies

You’ll all come to realise just how much we love anything and everything Mac (like I’m pretty sure you all do!💄) So here are my latest buys

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This powder blush is in the shade Blush Baby and is £18.00 for 6g. As with all Mac colours it’s highly pigmented but is buildable. I’d still go easy with it though, especially if you’re fair skinned like me. It’s a dusky rose kind of shade and quite deep in its shade. I think the name suggests that it would give a soft pinky cheek effect, but make no mistake, this is a serious colour. Too much and you’ll look like you’ve just done a 10 mile run, but a couple of swirls with your brush and you’ll get a healthy looking sheen.

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Next up is my favourite lipstick shade, Viva Glam V

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This lipglass is £14.50 for 4.8g. Not massive compared to the more standard sized 8/9g lip glosses out there but what can you do when you love a colour!

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Unlike the Viva Glam V lipstick, which I think is more of an equal pink/brown hue, the matching lipglass is more towards the brown spectrum. It’s slightly darker than its lipstick sister so obviously gives a bolder look and definitely does when paired on top of the lipstick but it’s still a colour I love. I just go easy on this because they’re more of my everyday shades I wear for work.

I always pair my Viva Glam V with my Mac lip pencil in Boldly Bare

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This is £12.50 for 1.4g and lasts forever! It’s well worth the price. Soft on the lips, no drag, yet never breaks off when sharpening. I love the deep rose, almost brown colour. It goes with so many of the Mac lipsticks and glosses! If you like the pinky browns you simply cannot go wrong with Boldly Bare. It wears very well, probably longer than the lipstick or gloss does but isn’t drying on the lip line. I do love a Mac liner!

Now on to my all time favourite, everyday eyeshadow

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Retrospeck is a beautiful lustre that can be as light or dark as you want it. It’s a good pigment but you do have to build it up if you want a strong colour on your eyes.

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A sheeny brown, almost mossy like shade that really makes blue eyes ‘pop’ it’s very flattering. The swatch above is around four layers of it so you can see it in its full intensity. Very wearable and very easy to apply. You can’t really make a mistake with this one. Lasts pretty much the full day too. Always a winner with me:)

I finish off with….

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The Prep+Prime Fix Spray. £15.50 for 100ml, another one that lasts a long time.

It says on the Mac website that it’s ‘A lightweight, mineral rich finishing mist that refreshes the skin and finishes make up’

While this doesn’t break me out, sometimes it’s a tad too much for my greasy skin. I find that it’s better to use during the winter months rather than right in the middle of summer otherwise the dewy look you might be going for could end up being more of the oil slick look😁 All in all though this really does do what it says and ‘fixes’ your look, for how long though just depends on your skin type I guess.

Buys I’m very happy with because I use them and know what to expect but we will be reviewing lots more Mac in the coming weeks and months. Always a pleasure:)

Thank you for reading👍

Louise@Louiina 💋

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk

 

 

Real Technique brush review

Hi Dolls!

Today I’m reviewing my small collection of Real technique brushes.

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These brushes are pretty amazing to say the very least! I’ve read so many reviews claiming they are as good as MAC brushes and I have to agree..I’ve had brushes for £20 more with a lot lesser quality.
They are dense synthetic soft brushes with a sleek standing up design, they apply make-up with ease and pick up colour well plus due to their denseness they don’t waste product.

They are created by YouTube Vloggers ‘Pixiwoo’ and are available at Asda, Superdrug and Boots.
I bought the brushes last year from Asda (They had them on a special ‘Try me’ price). They range in price depending where you purchase them from but generally the single brushes are £5-12 and core collections up to £30.

Buffing brush

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I use the brush to apply liquid foundation, i apply a small amount to the brush head and buff in circular motions on my face for full coverage, really working it into the skin, I find a little goes a long way.

Contour brush

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I use this brush to apply powder blushes/highlighters and it’s a great brush to precise a strong contoured look.

Foundation brush

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I find this brush too small and flat to apply foundation, I prefer buffing brushes however I use this to apply my concealer to my under eyes.

Detailer brush

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Great little brush for precise work like concealing smaller areas and precising a bold lip colour.

Powder brush

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A big densely compacted brush and my favourite of them all 🙂
I use this to apply my MAC Mineralized skin finish. It’s lovely and soft and big enough to use over the neck and décolletage.

Stippling brush

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This dual-fibre brush is so multipurpose, I can use it to stipple on foundation, cream blushes & highlighters and gives a HD and airbrushed effect.
The stipple effect gives a lighter/less coverage look compared to the buffing or expert face brushes.

Blush brush

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My favourite out of all the brushes, I use this probably everyday.
The ‘Egg shaped’ brush head is perfect for applying an everyday powder, blush and light contour look, gives a very natural look.

Expert face brush

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This is very similar to the Buffing brush only more rounded and a little more dense. I use this the same way as the buffing brush.

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What’s your favourite?

– Nina @ Louiina xo

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