4 September 2014

My Escentual Wishlist


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As a beauty fanatic, I'm constantly browsing beauty and make up sites. One of my all time favorites is Escentual. Although my wishlist is as long as my arm, these are some of the products I'd love to own and are right at the top of my list. So here are my top picks from Escentual.

1. bareMinerals Quick change brush cleaner - £8.00
"If you need to use your brush again immediately after applying your makeup, this fast drying cleansing spray will refresh it in just a few sprays. Your brushes can be used again straight away, and the shade will always be colour true"

2. Stila Stay all day Foundation and Concealer - £29.50
"If a high definition, high performance foundation is what you crave, then the Stay All Day Foundation with its attached concealer is the base of your dreams. The foundation glides effortlessly onto the skin and works in perfect synergy with your complexion to minimise imperfections and blemishes."

3. Bioderma Hydrabio Light Moistursing Cream - £14.00
"Restore the comfort of your normal to combination skin with the Bioderma Hydrabio Light Cream, a balancing, hydrating moisturiser."

4. Prada Candy Scrub - £38.00
"The pampering, foamy scrub works to soften rough skin and remove dulling dead skin cells with its small exfoliating particles. The creamy texture prevents skin from being dried out, and works to hydrate and firm the body in one step."

5. L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream - £32.00
"Cocoon your skin in the long-lasting moisture of the L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, a nourishing formula that makes skin supple and smooth."

6. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil - £19.00
"Expertly prepare your hair for sublime styling with Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat and UV Protective Primer, suitable for all hair types."

7. Too Faced Bulletproof brows - £27.00
"Create a fierce brow with Too Faced Bulletproof Brows, a ground-breaking all-in-one formula that will define and set your brows in just 60 seconds."

8. Nailtiques Formula 2 Kit - £9.95
"This 3-step treatment program helps to build a strong nail bed, working to replenish problem nails whilst intensively restoring their health and flexibility. With repeated use, nails are transformed."

9. Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Golden Shimmer treatment - £11.05
"The Bonacure Oil Miracle treatment works deep within the hair shaft to invigorate the health of your locks from the inside out. With its rich texture and infusion of finely milled glimmer particles, your hair literally shines with beauty. Hair is supple and soft, with an opulent finish and a delicious scent."

10. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher - £15.50
"Whereas some cream formulas wear away too soon, and some liquid or gel stains dry quickly and are a nightmare to blend, the silicone-based Watercolour Blush is a dream to apply and lasts forever."

11. Clarins Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder compact - £24.60
"The inclusion of two complementary shades in the Clarins Bronzing Duo compact means that you can mix and match to create your perfect colour no matter the season. Mineral pigments make for pure and brilliant colour, while mother of pearl pigments infuse skin with sunkissed radiance"

12. Anna Sui Eye Color Palette - £14.00
"Create vivid eye looks with the versatile Anna Sui Eye Colour Palette, a wardrobe of satin, shimmering and glittering eyeshadows."

13. Mister Mascara False Eyelashes Full Lashes - £9.45
"Fill in the gaps! Get glamorous, wearable lashes in a flash with the Mister Mascara Full Lashes Kit. Each set contains 2 pairs of false lashes: a natural looking set for the day, and a dramatic set for the night."

14. La Roche-Posay Autohelios Melt in Self tan Gel - £13.60
"Get a gradual, streak-free tan with the La Roche-Posay Autohelios Melt In Self Tan Gel, a hydrating formulation that promotes a wonderfully streak-free tan."

15. Too Faced Candlelight Softly Illuminating powder - £25.00
"Capture the ethereal glow and ultra flattering light of a romantic candlelit dinner anytime with the Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight powder."

16. Real Techniques Nic's Picks - £25.40
"The limited edition kit features 5 full-size, essential brushes to help you to create a perfect base, glowing cheeks, and high definition eyes"

Do you own any of these products? Which of my picks would you most like to own? Have you bought any new products lately, that I need to add to my list?

Lots of Love, 
Laura x


1 September 2014

Too Faced - Naked Dolly Lipstick

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After loving coral fire which you can read the review of here. I have been meaning to get my hands on another creme color Lipstick and when Debenhams had a offer on for national lipstick day I quickly snapped this up.

Naked Dolly is a light pinky nude and is a highly flattering light pink. I love this shade as I love a pink lip but find some light pinks are too young and can make my teeth look quite yellowy. This isnt the case at all with this its the perfect mix of nude and pink. Giving it a grown up and feminine feel.

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Too Faced say:
There’s rich, there’s obscenely rich and then there’s our La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream. Oozing with lip-conditioning hydrators, including white lotus flower, it treats while it enhances lips.

The packaging is luxurious with the lipstick coming in a  light golden tube with too faced adorned down the
side. I really do like the packaging of this collection, the tube is also quite weighty and looks high quality.

The feel of this is much like a mix of lipstick and a lipbalm. It is really creamy as the name suggests. It leaves my lips feeling hydrated and super soft. Which is one of its main selling points for me as I really do struggle with my lips getting dried out. The stain/gloss formula is also really flattering on my dryer lips, It is quite sheer with one swipe but still gives a lovely colour. It can be built up with the second swipe giving a nearly opaque finish.
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Although not extremely long lasting for a balm hybrid it does last a fairly long time at 4-5 hours. Which is better than most lipsticks of a similar formula. This is the perfect colour for those of us who love a feminine look yet aren't too keen on the brighter pink shades and a must have for nude addicts like me.

Which nude lipsticks do you love? Have you tried any of the Too Faced lipsticks? What do you think of this shade?

Lots of Love,
Laura x




29 August 2014

Nars Lustre - Review and swatches

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If your anything like me you may not quite be ready to give up on a summer glow! Well as summer is coming to an end and our tans start to fade I have a blusher that can give you back that subtle summer glow. it is the often over looked Lustre by Nars. In the pan it doesnt look anything special but it is swiftly becoming my go to blush.

Lustre is described as a Sheer golden apricot. I would say it swatches as a golden peach shade. It does have slight orange undertones but it comes across more corally rather than umpa lumpa! It has a sheen to the formula which add a beautiful glow to the skin. The sheen is really subtle and not at all shimmery so it flatters rather than highlighting flaws. 

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I wwould say its somewhere between a bronzer and a blush although I wouldnt recommend it for contouring you could without doubt give a light dusting on the forehead cheekbones and other places the sun hits for a beautiful sunkissed glow without being too dark. So perfect for fairer girls who want to add warmth yet are a bit put off by bronzers.

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With a light hand it can give a real sheer glow, however like all Nars products I have tried it is extremely buildable as well as lasting up to 8 hours without fading . So although in the pan it looks quite bland, it is really worth a swatch. It is a really stunning and flattering shade and I will without doubt be repurchasing.

Have you tried lustre? What are your favourite Nars products? What products do you love that are often over looked? 


Lots of Love,
Laura x
27 August 2014

Anna Sui Lip color palette

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This gorgeous lip palette from Anna Sui* is currently on offer at Escentual. where you can get it now with 50% off . The palette has 10 highly pigmented shades from a shimmer clear shade to a deep red. This palette has something to suit everyone and a shade for all seasons.

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One of the first things that stand out is the stunning purple packaging and intricate gold detail. The packaging in also adorned with beautiful red roses and pretty butterflies. This is without doubt one of the prettiest palettes I own. Making it perfect for a gift for a loved one or for yourself hehehe.

One of my favourite things about palettes is that the amount of looks you can create are endless. The first shade is perfect for wearing on top of the other shades for a glittery finish and you can mix the other shades for countless colour combos.

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Shade 1 is a shimmer gloss with non gritty silver glitter particles.
Shade 2 is a light peachy nude with a high shine finish.
Shade 3 is a warm peachy honey.
Shade 4 is light bold orangey coral
Shade 5 is bright cherry red.

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Shade 6 is blue based bright pink
Shade 7 is a light blue based bright pink
Shade 8 is a light bold coral red.
Shade 9 is a bright perfect red.
Shade 10 is a dark reddish brown.

The shades are really beautiful and are fully opaque after just a few sweeps. They all  feel really creamy and moisturising on the lips. The only issue I did have is the lip brush that came with it had a few fraying hairs but I prefer to use one of my other brushes anyway. Other than that I love this palette and look forward to working my way through all the shades.

What do you think of the palette? Which of the shades do you like the look of most? Do you own any lip palettes?

Lots of Love,
Laura x