Saturday, 28 December 2013

Revlon Lacquer Balms-Guest Blog Post

Hey Lovelies, hope you all had a nice Christmas and got everything you wanted, here is a guest post today from the lovely Frederica.

Hello, lovelies. My name is Frederica, and I'm a mom to three who lives in the States. The very sweet and generous Ashleigh has offered me a chance to return to the world of blogging once more and feature a guest post on her lovely blog. Since Ashleigh lives in the UK and I'm in the Pacific Northwest, I thought it might be fun to write about a newly released product that I have personally confirmed with Revlon will be available in the UK come January 2014.

Last year, Revlon released the Just Kissable Balm Stains which everyone and their mother went crazy over here in the US. I have two which I have mixed feelings over. I like the colours but I find the actual texture kind of hard and waxy, not terribly balm-esque. Cue last month.... I started seeing some of my favourite beauty bloggers talk about the newly released Lacquer Balms and Matte Balms which are the newest incarnations of the crayon lip colour trend. I found a display at my local drugstore/highstreet that for once hadn't been picked over and had all 20 shades available. I was instantly drawn to the Lacquer Balms as I'm not a huge fan of matte lip textures, and I picked up both Coy and Ingenue.

Coy is a gorgeous ruddy brown with beautiful gold micro-shimmers (which don't really translate to the lips). I ADORE this colour, and I've been wearing it nearly every day. It is the perfect autumn red for a super fair lass like me. If you are a ginger like me, this is definitely a great red to try.

Ingenue is a perfect nude as it is a pinky brown that's glossy and very ladylike. Almost a baby pink with a touch of brown which saves me from the dreaded concealer lips look. I like this colour for the days when I can't be bothered to do a full face of makeup. It is such a pretty light colour, I don't even need a mirror to apply it. It also goes great with any heavier eye makeup look as it doesn't steal the spotlight. 

If you come across these next month, definitely take a look and see if any strike your fancy. The Lacquer Balms are glossy and somewhat moisturising. A lot easier to wear than their Just Kissable Balm Stain cousins with a much better shade selection in my opinion.
Thank you for taking the time to read my little post today, I hope that you found it enjoyable. Like what you see and want more? Be sure to follow me on Instagram @delicatewhispy_.

Thank you to Frederica for doing this post for me and you definitely should follow her on instagram she has gorgeous pictures and a makeup collection that I’m jealous of and is so nice. I'm very excited to try these when they come out in the UK.

Ashleigh xx

Monday, 23 December 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a great day, can't believe it's not that long till Christmas, I'm so excited.

Today I thought I would review the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, I've had for about a month and have been using it constantly and think it's a great foundation.
When it comes to foundation I always like to try new ones, I mostly just use highstreet foundations, I've heard so many good things about the Bourjois foundation's so I finally decided to try it.

I have the shade 51 which is the lightest shade, it is slightly too light for me so I mix a darker foundation with it and it creates the perfect shade for me then. It's a perfect shade for paler skin tones. 

It's a light to medium coverage and is quite dewy, I think the formulation is great it leaves my skin feeling really nice.

It does claim 16 hours but I don't think it lasts that long but it does last quite a long time, I've worn it for college when I've had a long day and it's lasted quite well.

I apply the foundation with my real techniques stippling brush and it is so easy to blend and looks natural on your skin.

Bourjois says "Give your skin a radiance boost and leave it looking flawless for up to 16 hours! Enriched with a fruit therapy formula; Apricot for radiance, Melon for hydration and Apple to protect your youth. It also contains crystalline pigments for an even complexion and healthy glow. Soft and easy to blend." I agree with the hydration, glow and radiance of your skin, it really does that.

The foundation is £9.99 which I think is a reasonable price foundation, you always have to spend more on foundation.

Overall I think it's a great foundation and highly recommend it. The only downside I would say is there no SPF.

Have you tried the Bourjois foundation, what do you think to it?

Also I've posed a couple of Christmas type video's on my YouTube if you want to look.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Body Shop Gift Sets

Hey Lovelies, this is an exciting post for me, I was kindly sent two of The Body Shop Gift Sets to review on my blog which I'm extremely grateful for.

First off is the Mango Lip and Body Butter Snowman, I have used the lip and body butters for quite a few years now and I love them, there always something I repurchase. They both keep your skin and lips in good condition. The body butter is 50ml which I think is a good size for taking anywhere and it will last quite a long time, the normal size is 200ml which is a lot and last you ages but is quite bulky for travelling with so this 50ml is better for when your on the go. The lip butter is 10ml which is the normal size as there regular range. This is a great set for winter as your lips and skin tend to get a lot drier so this will help them stay nourished. This gift set is really cute and only £7 which is a great price if your on a budget and is a nice set for female family members or friends.

Next is the Strawberry Mini Cupcake Set , in this set you get a 60ml strawberry shower gel, heart soap and a pink and red scrunchies. I think the 60ml shower gel will also be good for travelling as it's a reasonable size and not too bulky. I've not used the shower gel before but the majority of the body shop products I love so I'm sure I will love this too. This smells really nice too, that's what I love about body shop products they always smell nice. This gift set is only £5 which is such a bargain and will be a great gift for people. I think they should also bring this gift set out for Valentines Day it would be perfect for then too.

They also have a lot more great gift sets for offer, so you should look in store and online. There gift sets are a reasonable price and you can get things on a budget.

"The Body Shop has been supporting education for over 20 years through our Community Fair Trade programme. Our sustainable trade has helped communities all over the world give their children a better future by enabling them to invest in the building of schools and provision of teaching materials. This Christmas, we want to show our commitment to education even more by helping to build five schools around the world in areas together with our Community Fair Trade partners."
All the purchases you make some of the money will be going towards building schools, which I think is a great cause so by buying a present for other people your also helping to build futures for children which is amazing.

Ashleigh xx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good weekend, sorry for not posting much this week but after next week, I will be a bit more regular again.

I've used the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains for ages and have always liked them, so few weeks ago I picked up the shade Crush and thought I would do a post on it seen as I love it.
Crush is a perfect autumn/winter shade it's a berry plum shade and I think its a beautiful colour that will look nice on any skin tone.

I've always really loved the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, I find them to be quite moisturising and don't stick to dry patches and have good colour pay off that is long lasting and this just has everything I want in a lip product.

This shade does have slight shimmer in it but it isn't noticeable on the lips.

It's a buildable shade too, so you can get the colour intensity you want, you can dab it on so it's not too dark or noticeable or have it as a dark plumy colour.

I love the packaging, it's cute and sturdy, the lip crayon is easy to apply to the lips and if you need more product all you need to do is twist it up.

I've been loving wearing this shade constantly, it's such a nice shade and perfect for winter.

I have quite a few of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and I highly recommend them, they have a variety of shades, they are only £7.99 and are such a great lip product.

Do you have any of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, what do you think to them?

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Natural Everyday Makeup

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good weekend, I haven't done a makeup look in a while so I thought I would and here it is.
First off all I added the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold, then used the MUA Undressed palette I applied shade 1 all over the lid and then mixed 2 and 3 and added to the crease and outer corner and blended really well, then applied shade 4 as the highlight under the brow bone and applied eyeliner.

For the cheeks I contoured with the Sleek Contour Kit and applied the Natural Collection Blush in Sweet Cheeks.

Then for lips I used MUA Lipstick in shade 7 and Baby Lips over the top in Cherry Me.

I think it's a really nice makeup look that's not too much but you can tell your wearing makeup.

Hope you enjoyed the makeup look and if you wear this look, send me your pictures would love to see what it looks like on everyone else.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Benefit Coralista Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good day, I'm here to talk about the Benefit Coralista Ultra Plush Lipgloss that I got free in Elle magazine a while ago but I'm only just getting round to reviewing it.

I was so excited when I heard Elle magazine was doing Benefit freebies, I always thinks it's great when magazines do freebies as you get to try out a product and then you can decided if you want to buy a full size product of it.

I'm quite a fan of Benefit products so this was a huge bonus to be able to try this lipgloss.

I got the shade Coralista and like the name its a pinky coral colour. The lipgloss is quite a sheer and just gives a wash of colour on the lips but it's good for when you want to wear minimal makeup to just have on the lips or to go over a lipstick. 

The lipgloss isn't stick why is always a plus for me as I like wearing lipglosses but hate when there sticky. The formulation is another bonus to this product as it makes your lips feel moisturised and soft.

I don't really have many coral lipglosses in my collection so this is a nice lipgloss to be added to mine and I think it would be for anyone else's collection.

Overall I think it's a great product and you should go out and get Elle magazine and for £4 you can't go wrong, they also sell the shades Dandelion and Hoola, I'm looking to get my hands on Dandelion next.

Have you tried the Benefit Ultra Plush Lipglosses, what do you think to them?

Ashleigh xx