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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Makeup | 4 comments

Sleek – Blush By 3 In Pink Lemonade

Sleek – Blush By 3 In Pink Lemonade

I’m such a big fan of Sleek make-up, their black palettes are stylish yet affordable and most of the products are readily available at good Superdrug stores. When I saw that they had brought out this new Blush By 3 palette in Pink Lemonade I just had to have it as I was running low on good blush colours and these ones looked really natural and suitable for paler skins. Sleek’s Blush By 3 is a palette that contains 3 different rectangular blush colours, in the case of this Pink Lemonade palette the two outer blushes are pressed powder and the centre one is a cream blush. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the cream blush really as I generally use powder blushes, plus I have found in the past that if you mix cream and powder products in one palette you tend to end up with loose powder granules stuck in the cream products (anyone remember those huge cheap multi-palettes that Argos used to do?). I...

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Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

Etude House – Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly

Etude House – Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly

Today I want to share with you a really lovely make-up product from South Korea, this is Lovely Cookie Blusher from Asian brand Etude House. I’m a big fan of Asian make-up, there’s some really cute and pretty packaging out there (as well as some really bizarre products too!) and it’s fairly easy to buy products from Ebay and similar websites. I think that this product is called Lovely Cookie Blusher as it looks like a cute little fat cookie! The packaging is simply divine and includes a dainty little powder puff inside, with a pink ribbon, to gently apply the blush – although I do have to say I prefer to use a blusher brush! I chose the Grapefruit Jelly shade which is a pretty peachy-pink colour, perfect for those with a pale complexion. I think there are 9 shades available, all named after sweet desserts – Carrot Cheesecake anyone? You can see from the swatch image above that the coverage is quite matt and powdery and the...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

MUA Blusher – Shade 2

MUA Blusher – Shade 2

Up until about 3 months ago I had always been a bit of a beauty snob and thought that you got what you paid for with make-up, and that all of the new budget beauty brands that are emerging couldn’t have been any good. But there is a brand that has now changed my mind, and that is MUA. Available online and from Superdrug, MUA (short for Makeup Academy) offers a huge range of budget make-up which starts from just £1…. yes, you read that correctly, just £1! So today I am reviewing MUA Blusher in Shade 2, could it be the best-value blusher in the world?! MUA Blusher in Shade 2 is a peach-coloured pressed powder blusher in a small rectangular compact. I don’t normally go for peach or orange based blushers, usually sticking to more bluey-pinks, but I thought it might be nice for the Summer months to wear when I have a tan. The colour applies quite sparingly to the cheeks and you need to apply several layers...

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

MUA Blusher – Shade 1

MUA Blusher – Shade 1

You may have read my recent glowing review of MUA Lipstick in ‘Shade 5′, whereby I was pleasantly surprised how great a lipstick costing just £1 can be. Prior to this I had always been a bit of a beauty snob and thought that you get what you pay for, but evidently this isn’t true any more with more and more great budget beauty brands being launched. So it is time for a review of another MUA (Makeup Academy) product, this time it is their blusher in Shade 1 which also costs just £1. MUA Blusher in Shade 1 is a pinky peach coloured pressed powder blusher with just a hint of golden shimmer in a small rectangular compact. I don’t normally go for peach or orange based blushers, usually sticking to more bluey-pinks, but I thought it would be worth trying this out for the Summer months to wear when I have a tan (yes, I know I’m being rather hopeful!). I applied the blusher to my cheekbones using a small blusher brush – as...

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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Makeup | 1 comment

Superdrug Haul

Superdrug Haul

Only a short post today before I put my tired feet up – I have had a day shopping in York and have picked up this very tasty haul from Superdrug! I’m so excited about trying out these new products… I have the new MUA Undress Me Too eyeshadow palette plus a £1 MUA lipstick and £1 MUA blusher, a trio of Barry M nail paints, a zesty green eyeshadow palette from Collection, and a Polka Dots nail varnish from Maybelline which I hadn’t seen before. I also picked up a pack of foam applicators – perfect for all that eyeshadow swatching I’m going to be doing over the coming days! Finally I couldn’t leave Superdrug without purchasing the new wonder product that is B Flawless Targeted Wrinkle Filler – it’s being hailed as almost as good as botox… I will let you know what I think. Superdrug have a ‘3 For 2’ offer on all cosmetics at the moment, so I even saved myself money (well, that’s what...

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