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MUA Lipgloss & Pressed Powder

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Just a quickly!

I got some lovely pressed powder and a lipgloss from Makeup Academy recently and thought I’d better post a review now I’ve had a chance to use them ☺

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The pressed powder is lovely and was a bargain at £1. It comes in four shades which you can see here, these don’t cover as many skin tones as I’d like but then most cosmetics companies are guilty of this!

The powder has no real smell which is fine for me as I can be sensitive to perfume. It goes on well, I use a Kabuki brush, and lasts. I find it doesn’t cake and when I load my brush there’s not a lot of powder lost. I’m using this regularly and it’s really lasting, an absolute bargain!!

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The lipgloss is also a bargain at £1, unfortunately it’s out of stock on the MUA website at the mo though you may still find it instore at Superdrug.

The lipgloss has a very fruity smell and a sweet taste. It goes on well and lasts. What I don’t like though is the gloss is very sticky and gloopy! My hair gets stuck in it if it’s windy bleurgh!

It is a nice gloss for the price though and comes in a lot of colours!

So there you go a quicky update with bargains xx

Yummy Apricot Exfoliating Mask by Superdrug

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Yummy Photo of Me in the Mask

Another day another face mask and this time it’s a really lovely apricot one!

I love the Superdrug face masks they’re such good value for money and I’m working my way through the whole range. You can find it here and it includes some for men, though I’d argue anyone could use any of them!

So, this is the Apricot Exfoliating Mask and I have to say it’s one of my faves so far! It feels lovely on the skin and the smell is so lovely!!!

My skin looked lovely and clear after and felt really clean, it didn’t feel too taut or dry and my moisturiser went on well.

For 99p this is well worth every penny. I have to be careful with scented products as my skin can be über sensitive and I was very pleased with this as I didn’t even get a tingle!

I will definitely be buying this one again as it really is lovely! Go treat yourself ☺ today xx

New Leaping Bunny (BUAV) Approved Cosmetics/Beauty Range B. At Superdrug

Hi,

Just a quicky!!!! 🙂

Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates and communications with my wonderful blogger friends, my computer has had a little meltdown and I’ve only had my phone to update the blog.  My wonderful hubby seems to have revived the poor thing and I’m hoping the normal service will be resumed imminently!

Secondly, I’ve just been advised by one of my wonderful friends that Superdrug have added a new Brand to their cosmetics/beauty range called B., find the website here.  This is brand spanking new and I’ve not been able to find anything about it on the internet.

They do a skin care range which can be tailored to your skin type and is similar to the Clinique 3 step range.  There is a diagnostic tool on the B. website which will help you determine which products are suitable for you skin!  It’s quite detailed and when the result comes through there are recommendations for the products that would work well with you skin.

There is also a comprehensive cosmetic range which features pretty much everything a girl would like.  The colour palettes give plenty of choice and clicking on the colour will show the product in that colour.

Pricewise this is really reasonable and is comparable with a lot of the big brands like Nivea et al. 

Top all that off with the fact this is Leaping Bunny approved, Vegetarian & Vegan friendly and does not contain Parabens and you can see why I’m a little excited about trying it out!  I’ll be off to Superdrug to check it out as I’ve been looking for a good beauty regime since giving up the big bad brands!

Hurrah for new products 🙂

 

Unfortunately, Superdrug do not ship internationally 😦

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post!

In 3hrs & 3 mins it’ll be New Year here in the UK and I’ll probably be tucked up in bed after consuming some rather lovely pink bubbly!!!!!

To everyone out there in blogger land Happy New Year and I hope 2013 is a fantastic year for you all with lots of love, sparkles, glitz and glamour!

I’ll see you all in the new year

Natty xx ❤ xx

Post Party Blues? Superdrug Sensitive Deep Cleaning Mask To The Rescue!

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After a hiatus of 2 months I’m back and I’ve found a little treat for the morning after the night before!!!!

This little beauty is a lovely mild, creamy mud mask that will give your skin the pick me up you need after a night on the tiles!

It does leave the skin feeling slightly tight but a good moisturiser will soon alleviate this.

There is no real scent and my skin didn’t get blotchy or itchy! It felt lovely against my skin and dried well without pulling too much.

Overall this was lovely and my skin felt very smooth and clean. Definitely a must for the morning after the night before!

Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a FAB New Year!!!
XXXX ☺ XXXX

Vintage Vixen with MUA prt 1 – It’s All About the Lips Baby!!!

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I’ve been in love with Vintage and eccentric clothing and looks since I was young. My Dad was a sailor and I used to wear one of his cast off uniform jackets everywhere, I loved that jacket sooooo much! I loved old clothes and unusual clothes and much of my shopping was, and still is, done off the high street in second hand shops and army surplus stores!

Recently vintage has become very trendy and the pinup girl / rockabilly look in particular is very popular! As I tend towards that sort of look I thought I’d do a couple of posts on achieving it with my favourite budget brand MUA.

This first post is all about the lips. I ❤ lipstick so much and to really achieve that vixen look it’s gotta be red every time! This can be a very difficult colour to wear so here are my 3 top tips for getting it right:

1. Use a lip liner! This will help to stop the lipstick from bleeding and will also help you to get it right (believe me it helps :))

2. Use a lip brush! This will help you to get definition and make application easier. I find it almost impossible to apply red lipstick without a brush (too clumsy!)

3. Blot, Blot, Blot! This may sound obvious but it is essential with dark lipsticks to help them stay put. It’s also a good idea to blot between layers if you’re going for a really deep colour.

First up is lip liner, MUA do a brilliant one called Red Drama which, if blended in will go with all red lipsticks (I used it in the picture above). To top it off this has a sharpener in the lid!

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MUA do 2 amazing lipsticks, both work well with the lip liner and both have an amazing vintage look about them.

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Shade 1 & Shade 13

To achieve the perfect pout follow these steps:

1. Line your lips to get the shape you desire. Top tip make sure the liner is sharp as definition is easier to achieve! If you want you can use this as a base for your lipstick and fill your lips in with it!

2. Carefully fill in the lips remembering to make sure the liner is blended well. It looks very odd when the liner is obvious! If you can get hold of a lip brush that has a lid this is best as you can take it with you for touch ups. I have one which uses the lid to push the brush into so it’s full length when you use it, very handy!

3. Blot and refill you lips, I normally do this once or twice but it’s entirely up to you what your preference is here. Make sure to keep some tissue in your purse for touch ups later.

Simples as the dodgy meerkat says ☺

These are beautiful shades of red and will set off any outfit but particularly a pretty swing/Audrey Hepburn dress!

They fulfil any Vixen’s need to look drop dead gorgeous with a killer pout and I wear them regularly. They really do have staying power and I’ve only needed to reapply a couple of times during a night out depending on how much I drink etc. For £1 each they’re bargainous!

Next time Vixen Eyes!

Nat x

It’s Sunday Night I’ve Got Work In The Morning It’s Time For A Facemask & Naughty Dessert!!!

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I went out last night and though I was in before my car turned back into a pumpkin I couldn’t get to sleep as I’d drunk too much coke ggrrrrr! It’s like speed to me and keeps me awake, no red bull or recreational drugs needed here just good old coke!

So today I’m feeling a bit bleurgh and grrrrr and I’m sure the little darlings realised as they’ve driven me nuts all day ☺ and to top it all off I set the oven on fire and couldn’t get it out fast enough so had to be rescued by hubby who sorted it, mortified so much for the capable modern woman!

As a result I was in dire need of some me time and a good soak. It seems to be getting to be a habit now of mine to have a face mask on a Sunday night and tonight I had an extremely naughty dessert to go with it!

Anyway, on to the face pack! The one I used tonight is the Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Maskwhich is recommended for normal to oily skin. I am neither of these but I love face masks that are actually clay like and this is one of them…

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As you can see from the pic this is a lovely thick clay like consistency and feels lovely when rubbed over the skin. The only drawback to this kind of mask is it’s a bit of a bugger to get off ☺!

The first thing that hit me was the smell of lavender it is strong and so lovely, lavender is such an amazing plant and is used a lot in relaxation as the fragrance has such a calming affect. I used to have an Avon spray for my pillow (before I found out they weren’t cruelty free), that I used all the time, bliss. As you can imagine I was in heaven!

This is another winner from Superdrug and left my skin feeling ok which is surprising as I thought it would dry it out!

But how can I forget! What about the extremely naughty, sweet and yummy dessert I had? Well, how about Mint Aero Balls in custard, you know you’re gonna have to try it, looks a bit urgh but absolutely divine (my new fave word). Go on give in to the yummyness xx

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Have a fabulous week, peace and love
Nat x