24 November 2014

Stay Perfect Foundation | No7

I don't actually wear foundation on a day to day basis, i find that i simply using a concealer and a bi of powder is enough to cover up any blemishes, but when i heard about Boots match making service to find your perfect foundation and lipstick i had to give it a go. I got matched to the shade Cool Ivory and i ended up picking up the Stay Perfect foundation.

I have to start by talking about the packaging for this, which is amazing. Firstly it’s in a steel grey kind of box, although i accidentally damaged this as i also bought a hairbrush and the two didn’t really get along. But the bottle itself feels so expensive. It’s frosted glass and feels so sturdy with the pump and lid feeling incredibly secure. I just really like the packaging for this! 

The foundation itself is amazing, and has medium coverage but is very buildable. I applied it with a foundation brush, buffing brush and a sponge and i think the sponge works best. A little bit really goes a long way with this and i fin a small blob on the back of my hand can cover my whole face, pretty impressive, eh! Its finish is rather dewy which I'm not a fan of but this can easily be fixed with a bit of powder, and it does tend to last all day.

Overall i do really like this foundation, its such a nice offering coming into the winter months and being able to get your match made colour just make it such a good choice. 

10 November 2014


A little while ago I won a giveaway on Megans blog, The Perks Of Meg to win a set of marshmallows from boomf, and i thought with christmas coming up its the perfect time to share these all with you as they really do make a brilliant gift idea. Essentially the idea is that you can get your photos from either Instagram, Facebook or your computer printed onto marshmallows and they'll send them out to you in this cute little box. 

The turnaround for these marshmallows was incredibly quick. I ordered them on a Saturday evening and i had them by the Tuesday which i was very impressed with. The box fits through your postbox too so no one has to sign if you're not in, it was nice to come home to and find this little box waiting for me! 

On the marshmallows you can have your images printed and i chose a bunch of photographs of me and my friends. The images did come out a little grainy and overexposed but the fact that they're printing onto marshmallows kind of means this doesnt matter, you're going to eat them, they dont need to be perfect! The novelty of my photos on marshmallows was exciting enough, not to mention they tasted amazing. They had a kind of vanilla taste to them and weren't as sickly as the shop bought mrshmallows. Its kind of scary eating them at first but once you get over the fact they have your photos on they're such a yummy treat! 

Overall these would be such a fun gift for a friend or family member for Christmas, and a tasty treat as well. Alternatively they'd be great for just ordering for yourself if you want a dummy treat! I would definitely recommend the service, it's so easy to use, so quick and they're such great quality! 

7 November 2014

Not An Illusion | The Colour Rush Balm

Have you ever found a lip product that you just instantly love? Where everything from the colour to the smell is perfect? Ive found this with the Rimmel London Colour Rush Balm in Not An Illusion. I didn't really see the hype behind the crayon style lip colours but i can definitely understand now, this has become a daily essential for me, it's so handy to carry round and so much easier to find in the bottom of my handbag.

Let me start by saying this smells absolutely amazing, almost chocolatey, and it feels so soft and hydrating on the lips. Its feels like you're applying a simple lip balm instead of something with a bit of colour in, and it also looks a lot more natural and not too in your face. The colour of this as absolutely gorgeous too, so understated but adds a lovely pop to an otherwise boring makeup day. Although the first layer does appear quite sheer, it can easily be built up to create a bolder brighter lip. 

The packaging on this is pretty standard of all of the lip crayons and i have noticed that the writing wears away pretty quick, but this isn't really an issue. I also really like the fact the colour on the outside of the tube is a near perfect match for what colour the balm appears on your lips. 

Overall i really do love the Rimmel London Colour Rush Balm in Not An Illusion, its feels so nice on lips, it lasts really well and smells absolutely gorgeous. Definitely going to keep my eye out for the other products in this range!