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! 🙂

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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 🙂

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 😀 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! 🙂
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! 🙂

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!
£11 from http://www.lizearle.com

Beauty blender

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My sister got me this from home bargains for about a £1!….this works amazingly at blending in foundation and concealer… Such a bargain considering most beauty blenders I’ve seen are between £10-15! 🙂

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 🙂
Can be bought at Debenhams and Boots for £32 (100ml).

Thanks for reading guys!

Love Nina xoxo ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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

My Beauty wish list!

Hey Dolls,

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Here’s a few of my current ‘wants’ on my wish list….
Do you have any of these? 
I’ve had a few thing’s like the EOS lip balms (they are so hard to get here in the UK! Would love to try the different flavours)..

L’Occitane – Cherry blossom perfume

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Dior – Airflash foundation

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Kat Von D – Lock-it powder foundation

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Sarah Chapman – Overnight facial

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Sugarpill – Brushes (Any!)

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Toofaced – chocolate bar palette

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Nars – ‘Albatross’ highlighter powder

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EOS – Lip balms

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-Nina xo

Too Faced Mini Haul

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Hey guys, we’ve got this cute little collection of Too Faced cosmetics here so I better get on with it! 😊

I’ll start with the primer, as you do. This is called Primed & Poreless Primer  and sells for £22.00. It’s 28g (around 40ml worth)

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Its a gorgeously creamy caramel coloured primer (bit of a mouthful there!) that goes on smooth and even. It’s extremely hydrating from first application and doesn’t ball up at all. The only thing being a problem for me is I’ve got greasy skin. Too matt I break out, too hydrating I look even more shiny. I really can’t win with primers so this one has gone to my sister. I haven’t used it long enough to say how it performs throughout a day but I will say this, it makes a great even base. Nina will review this herself in the coming weeks. It’s only fair it gets the two reviews😊

Ingredients include vitamins A&C, Mulberry extract and Retinol, so some serious stuff added. The Too Faced site says ‘scientifically formulated to wear under bronzers, foundation powders or alone to achieve flawless skin without using make up’

No parabens and Vegan Friendly

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Next up is the HUGE Size Queen Mascara for  £15.00

If you love a big lash look I’d highly recommend this! It’s actually quite surprising just how massive the wand bristles really are

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It has volumising conditioning fibres and really long bristles that stretch and lengthen your lashes to gigantic proportions! A ‘dual helix brush and curl setting formula’ and quite simply, the more coats applied, the bigger the lashes. It does contain parabens and several different waxes but it’s just down to personal preference really. Some people don’t mind a mascara that contains parabens if it can give these massive results!

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The Absolutely Flawless Concealer is £15.00 for 8ml and this shade is Vanillia.

This is an extremely full coverage concealer where only the tiniest amount is needed. Even if you were to conceal your full face, an amount the size of a grain of rice would do it, especially using a buffing brush.

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Slightly too yellow toned for my skin tone, I was impressed by the coverage and staying power of this. Website says ‘hides imperfections, masks redness and hyper pigmentation while promoting healthy skin’ and I can confirm that it certainly does that.

No parabens and vegan friendly

The last product is their eye shadow primer, Shadow Insurance Primer

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This £15.00 tube really works wonders! A featherweight consistency that creates a perfect canvas for powder and cream eye shadows….they just stay put all day! It’s crease proof too but I only think an eyeshadow primer is crease proof if you don’t apply too much to start with. Highly recommended for the avid shadow wearers ☺️ Contains no parabens. It doesn’t say vegan friendly like the others so if you’re worried just check out the site for all ingredients.

http://www.toofaced.com now ship to the UK. All prices in pounds sterling with low international shipping rates. Other places that sell Too Faced are

http://www.debenhams.com  boots.com  beautybay.com  lookfantastic.com

We just love the pretty pink, vintage style packaging and generous amount of product you get in each item!

Thanks for reading guys

Louise@Louiina 💋