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

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 & 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

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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March favourites!

Hi Dolls!

Here’s a run down of what I’ve been loving in March! If you want full reviews of anything that hasn’t already been reviewed, just holla! 🙂

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Urban Decay – Naked3 palette

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I bought this Urban Decay palette at the end of February and I’ve been using it for every eye-look ever since! Gorgeous everyday colours 🙂 (full review on blog).

http://www.urbandecay.co.uk

Ghost ‘summer flirt’ perfume

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Gorgeous, light everyday scent. Florally with just the right amount of sweetness! Perfect for spring/summer.

http://www.theperfumesuperstore.co.uk

Natural vitamin E capsules

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I take 3 a day, helps protect my cells from free radicals and keeps my skin glowing and my hair glossy 🙂

http://www.Hollandandbarrett.com

Laura Geller – ‘Glam lash’ mascara

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Separates my lashes without the clumping, just a great everyday mascara 🙂 (full review on blog)

http://www.qvcuk.com/laurageller

Philosophy – ‘Sweet creamy frosting’ body lotion

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I’ve been using this as a hand cream recently. Very moisturising, lovely scent and long lasting! (Full review on blog)

http://www.philosophyskincare.co.uk

Liz Earle – Botanical face powder

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Love love LOVE this Liz Earle powder compact in ‘Sheer Ivory’, it suits my skin perfectly and keeps my face matte pretty much all day without looking talcy. (Full review on blog)

http://www.lizearle.com

Maybelline – Baby lips ‘peach kiss’

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I’ve been loving this ‘peach kiss’ baby lips, smells gorgeous and tints my lips 🙂

Barry M – nail polish in ‘mint green’

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Lovely shade for the spring, fast drying long lasting (with a topcoat) and only £2.99 🙂

http://www.superdrug.com

SBC – rose & argan oil gel

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This is a gorgeous scented gel by spa and aromatherapy brand SBC. It has ingredients of rose, argan oil, Chamomile & passion flower to help sooth and correct redness, spots and an uneven skin tone.

http://www.sbcgels.co.uk

Thanks for reading! Let me know your favourites!

Mwah!

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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