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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Some new loves

Hey Dolls :)

Here are some new beauty superstars!

1. M.A.C Giggly Mineralize Blush

Can I firstly say, I really dislike the name 'giggly', for some reason it makes me feel uneasy. However, as a blush I really love this product. I can't help but be sucked in by the lilac heart - damn my poor will power! When I first tried giggly (ugggh, see I hate this stupid name) I was a little worried as it seemed quite powdery however, while the pigmentation may not be as strong compared to other MAC mineralize blushes, it doesn't fade on the skin. On the cheek, the colour translates as a light bubblegum pink, which as you should all know is my favourite! Also the lilac heart gives the blush a lovely, subtle sheen. Where it lacks in formulation, giggly makes up in prettiness!

2. M.A.C Impassioned and Girl About Town

Due to the arrival of the sun, the last couple of days I've broken out both Impassioned and Girl About Town. Both are amplified cremes, so the formula is smooth, creamy and inredibly pigmented. Impassioned is a funny old lipstick, each time you look at it, it seems to change colour ranging from a bright pink to a juicy coral. Girl about town is a bright fuschia and has been one of long time favourites. I can't help feeling instantly happy wearing either of these lipsticks - love!

3. Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil

I was always a little wary about trying a cleansing oil on account of how oily my own skin is. However, on a recent shopping trip with my mum we both decided to give the Shu Uemura cleansing oil a whirl and I honestly think it's one of the best decisions I've made. It just seems to work really well with my skin. Firstly, it removes my make up so easily, no scrubbing needed. Secondly, it acts as a really mild cleanser. It's quite a fluid oil that emulsifies when rinsed. Importantly, I only use this at night, prefering to use my Cleanse and Polish in the morning. When I rinse the oil off, it does leave a slight residue, which I personally like to leave overnight meaning I wake up in the morning with lovely moisturised skin. Actually, I've only been moisturising my skin a couple of times a week lately, it just doesn't need it! However, there are two major drawbacks - firstly, the price is ridiculous and actually makes me feel a little ashamed every time I think about it. Secondly, it uses quite a lot of mineral oil so I'm going to keep a close eye on my pores. However, so far it's working really well for me - I'll keep you all updated!

4. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm


My lovely friend Cheryl recomended this to me and honestly after using it I'm not quite sure how I ever lived without it. I use this as a primer under my foundation - it provides a really fresh, luminous base on which to put my make up. It really brightens my skin and contains my favourite thing ever - Witch Hazel - to help tighten tired skin. I think it's important not to rub the product into the skin, instead I apply my foundation straight after application which I think helps give my skin a luminosity. Plus it smells AMAZING!

Lots of Love
Nicola
xxx

11 comments:

  1. Oh the MAC giggly looks really cute a good enough reason to buy lol

    x

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  2. I thought that blush was called Giggity at first glance.

    I really want to try the Shu oils but every time I remember this, I'm on a no buy so it's pants. However, I have nearly finished three products so I may treat myself.

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  3. I love the quite cute blushes I have the other two but I really want to get Giggly, I also think the name is weird I don't really like saying it haha x

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  4. i have only heard amazin things about the shu oils. i need them in my life.
    also...giggly as a name for anything, boke. such a nice thing but it just sounds horrid! x

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  5. I adore girl about town too! Im not sure how i feel about the new MSFs...i need to see them in person.

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  6. I am so the same with beuaty flash, since finding it I cannopt imagine my face without it! adore! really intrigued by the cleansing oil, I have always avoided oil for the same reason,

    hope you are having a good week hun

    Bxx

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  7. I love Impassioned, its one of my faves for summer :)
    Sarah
    sparkle-and-grey.blogspot.com

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  8. Giggly seems lovely! I can see what you mean about the name though haha! I love impassioned <3 x

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  9. I bought my friend Girl About Town for her birthday a few months ago cos I thought it looked amazing then some of the girls on twitter told me that Barry M have an amazing dupe for it..145 Punky Pink and it seems to be pretty spot on xx

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  10. I've been using a 50/50 mix of castor oil and coconut or grapeseed oil to cleanse my skin. It's cheap and has cleared up my skin 100%. You massage it in and then steam it off with a hot washcloth.

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  11. Its peachy - Ha i know so sweet!

    Rhamnousia - Ha blush a la quagmire...You should! They're actually doing 100 ml bottles just now so not so steep!

    xmisslorix - Ohh what do you think of the other two?

    Clare - ha I know small sick everytime I think about giggly...

    Ellysmakeupbag - definitely they're a lot more powedery than others but the colours are really pretty!

    Ruth - Ohh yeahh love for beauty flash <3

    sparkle - and -gray - Ahh it's amazing!

    Daintymakeup - impassioned is just so springy/summery!

    Abbie - Maaaan my immediate thought was ooh i'll go and look at that tomorrow - WHY!? I have girl about town, ugggh I have no will power!

    Lindsay - Aww thank you for the recommendation, that sounds amazing, can I ask where you're from? I've never seen coconut oil before so just wondering where to get it as I definitely want to try it!

    xx

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