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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚
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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!
ยฃ11 from http://www.lizearle.com

Beauty blender

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My sister got me this from home bargains for about a ยฃ1!….this works amazingly at blending in foundation and concealer… Such a bargain considering most beauty blenders I’ve seen are between ยฃ10-15! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚
Can be bought at Debenhams and Boots for ยฃ32 (100ml).

Thanks for reading guys!

Love Nina xoxo ( อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐ)

Hard Candy baked blush in ‘living doll’ – Review

Hi Gang!

Hope everyone is well ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ยฃ1.99!
Just a fun post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Haven’t posted in a few days but I have a Wet n Wild review coming up ๐Ÿ™‚

-Nina xo

MUA ยฃ1 nail polishes -Review

Hi Dolls!

Today I’m reviewing 3 MUA nail polishes I got in my recent superdrug haul ๐Ÿ™‚

The polishes are just a ยฃ1 each and come in a big selection of different colours, however they are quite small but the colours are all so gorgeous so I thought I would try some out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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So….I bought 3 pastel shades ‘Truffle Cream’ which is a soft brown, ‘Pistachio Ice cream’ which is a soft mint shade and ‘Ameretto Crush’ which is a lovely muted rose colour…

I wore the ‘Ameretto crush’ for around 3 days and in that time I repainted a few times  (even with a top coat)  it took 2 coats to properly cover my nails however the colour is surprisingly pigmented ๐Ÿ™‚

The packaging reminds me alot of ‘Essie’ nail polishes!

Although I found the formula to chip alot I think for just ยฃ1 each with such a wide range of colours I would probably buy more of these because alot of the time I prefer wearing nail polish for a day at a time instead of several days wear…

Thanks for reading and have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

-Nina @ Louiina xo

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 ๐Ÿ˜€
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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks again AJ!!!  (My sister Louise says ‘Thankyou!’ Aswell) ๐Ÿ™‚

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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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks again Brittany! Reviews defiantly to come!

-Nina @ Louiina xo

Makeup Revolution & MUA haul!!!

Hi Dolls!

‘Happy St Georges’ day to all my English readers (and anyone who celebrates it) ๐Ÿ™‚

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 (ยฃ1 each)
3 MUA nail polish (ยฃ1 each)
2 Makeup revolution single eye shadows (ยฃ1 each)
4 makeup revolution lipsticks (ยฃ1 each)
makeup revolution dual brow  shaper (ยฃ3.50)
makeup revolution ‘Day of the dead’ eye palette (ยฃ6)

I don’t want to yap on too much as I’ll be reviewing all these in the coming days ๐Ÿ™‚

-Nina @ Louiina xo