Sunday, 30 September 2012

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in Sassy Marshmallow

£6.99 / 3.5g from

This eyeshadow is part of  the Miss Candy collection which came out a while ago. It's a pastel lilac with a  good amount of  shimmer sheen. As you can see from the picture, it also has pink and blue chunks in it. The product applied easily and smoothly, and also blended nicely. It has a cream/mousse-like texture, which is silk-like to the touch. This product started to crease on me just before the 4 hour mark with no primer used. There are 3 other colours that I've seen in this particular line, so check them out before they go. I hope this review helped!

Naomii xo

Thursday, 27 September 2012

My Beauty Care College Kit!

Hi all! Apologies for not updating the blog in a few days. I've been really busy with work and college, plus my daughter is a bit ill at the moment. As you may or may not know I am currently studying NQ Beauty Care at college. I'm about 2 months into my course and I've really been enjoying it. These courses seem to be given a reputation that they're easy, but there is a lot of theory work involved, as well as practical! My classes are depilation, facial care, facial massage, facial treatments, body massage and nail care. Last week I got my kit, so I thought I'd share what's it in with you. Enjoy!

Admittedly, it's not the most fantastic kit in the world, but it's nice to have some of my own supplies!
Are you studying any beauty-related courses? I'd love to hear about what's in your kit if you are. :)
Leave me a comment below!
Naomii xo

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Collection Pure Gloss Ultra Glossy Lipgloss

I got a few things from Boots earlier in the week and thought I'd give you quick review on these guys. It says they're new on the website, but I'm not sure how long they've been out for. I got both of these for £3 on as they are doing a 2 for £3 on selected Collection 2000/Collection products.

Sweetie - Left / Lollipop - Right

£2.19 / 15ml

£2.19 / 15ml

The first colour (Sweetie) lasted on me for just over an hour. This was through eating and drinking. Both of the shades I tried had a slight vanilla scent but it was more synthetic, than say a MAC lipgloss. Sweetie is a light, shimmery pink and was my favourite of the two. There was no stickyness when tested on my hand or on my lips. Both of them feel wet, rather than tacky, when applied to the lips. They also have a high shine, glossy finish. 

The second colour (Lollipop) lasted on me for 2 hours before I felt like I had to reapply. Again, this was through eating and drinking. Lollipop can be sheered out to a clear gloss, and although Sweetie is a lighter shade, it definitely has better colour pay off. As you can see from the picture, when I swatched Lollipop the colour had separated from the clear gloss. I made sure to shake the tube before swatching again but it gave the same results. I'm not sure if this happened because I'm just at the beginning of the tube or whether this happens no matter how far down you get.

Overall, I'd say these were average lipglosses. I don't mind reapplying lipgloss throughout the day but for someone who likes their gloss to be long-lasting, then I'd say look elsewhere. If you're looking for something quick and easy to apply, then I'd pick a few of these up for the affordable price point.

Naomii xo

Friday, 21 September 2012

Collective Haul

Collective Haul

A combination of some drugstore and higher-end products for you to take a gander at. Click images to see them in full-size! You can also watch the accompanying video (there are a few extra items not mentioned in this blog post). Enjoy!

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 06 Berry

£6.50 / 7.5g from
(I got mines instore from Boots but it's not on their site)

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr in Immortal Charcoal

£4.99 from

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Eternal Black

£6.99 / 3.5g from

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy Rides Again

£14.00 from

Urban Decay Stardust Sparkling Lip Gloss in Glitter Rock

£14.00 from

Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Opulent

£14.00 from
(Bit confused about this one. On their website it says it's an Intense Lipgloss. Hmm.)

I hope you found the swatches useful. :) Have a good week!
Naomii xo