Saturday, 31 March 2012

Revlon Lip Butter - Cupcake

Hello everyone, hope you are well.

I finally got my hands on a Revlon Lip Butter! I used my Boots points that I had been saving and got myself the shade 'Cupcake' and I have to say I LOVE it!

The consistancy and texture of the Lip Butter is lovely, it goes on smooth and creamy like a lip balm but has more pigmentation like a lipstick.
I think these are a great alternative to lipsticks, if you don't like wearing lipsticks or don't feel 100% confident wearing them but you want a hint of colour on your lips then I recommend this product to you! It is a subtle way to add a pop of colour for Spring/Summer!
The packaging is cute and pretty and compliments each Lip Butter Shade (Cupcake is a pink colour so the product has a pink cap).
The downside to this product is the price and the amount of product you get. Each Lip Butter costs £7.99 (currently on 3 for 2 at Boots) I think this is a little on the pricey side considering there isn't a great deal of product!

(Taken with iPhone 4s)

Cupcake is a nice blue based light pink colour, I like how smooth it feels and the slightly glossy finish it has. The picture above shows what one coat of colour looks like on the lips, this product is buildable so the more layers you put on the more vibrant the colour will look!

  • smooth application
  • moisturising
  • pretty packaging

  • doesn't last long on the lips
  • not very pigmented
  • small amount of product

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Have you tried the Revlon Lip Butters yet? If so recommend a shade you think I should try next!

Natasha Carly x
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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Superdrug Mini Haul

Hello everyone, I thought I would show you what I got from Supeprdrug today.

Rimmel - Wake Me Up Concealer - Classic Beige (£5.49)
Rimmel Clear Complexion Mineral Powder - Transparent (£3.99)
Rimmel Lipstick from the Kate Collection - 02 (£5.49)
Revlon Nail Polish - Charming and Fuchsia Fever (£6.49 each)
Hair Bands (£2.09)

The Rimmel products were 3 for 2 and I also used my student discount which worked out even cheaper! :)

Hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather!

Natasha Carly x
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Monday, 26 March 2012

Favourite MAC Pink Lipsticks For Spring!

Hello everyone, 

Today I'm going to share my 3 favourite Mac lipsticks for spring, which are; Creme Cup, Lovelorn and Plink!
I really like light pink lipsticks so I'm definitely going to wear these a lot this season and I will most probably continue to wear them through to summer!

(Taken with Fuji Finepix HS10)

Creme-cup (Cremesheen - Soft shine and creamy, full colour) 
Lovelorn & Plink! (Lustre - Sheer and glossy)

I love the texture of Mac lipsticks and they seem to have a light fragrance to them, although I can't put my finger on what it is exactly!

Do you have any suggests of pink lipsticks that will look good during spring time? 
If so let me know below!

Natasha Carly x
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Saturday, 17 March 2012


I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to follow my blog and for leaving such lovely comments! It makes my day when I see that you have commented and I really appreciate it!
I am very thankful and I hope you enjoy reading my future posts as much as I enjoy reading all of yours!
Thank you all so much ♥

Natasha Carly x
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Flawless Finish: Cosmopolitan Perfection Blender

Hello everyone, 

I have found the perfect dupe for the beauty blender and I am going to share it with you today.

The Cosmopolitan Perfection Blender is a great dupe for the Beauty Blender and has been talked about on Youtube and blogging sites for a while now so I thought I would find out what the hype was about and honestly after using this I totally understand why it is talked about so much! This foundation sponge gives a great even coverage and flawless finish to your make-up, it is  inexpensive and can be purchased at Superdrug for £4.95. (a lot cheaper than the Beauty Blender!).

The Perfection Blender is easy to keep clean, I wash mine with tea tree facial wash from The Body Shop after every makeup application to help maintain the original condition of the sponge - I like to keep it looking as new as possible. Tea tree is know to have antibacterial properties so to me this seems like the appropriate product to use, obviously you can use brush cleaners etc if you have them.

 (Pictures taken with iPhone 4s)

The sponge is easy to hold and is quite dense which helps to give a quick even coverage.
I use the top of the sponge to even out my concealer and foundation in the smaller areas of my face such as around my eye and nose area (the hard to reach places).
The bottom part of the sponge is perfect for blending your foundation evenly across bigger areas of your face as the base of the sponge has more surface area than the top and makes it much easier to apply.

- Wet sponge and squeeze out excess water
- Use a bouncing or 'stippling' method to apply your foundation and concealer to give your make-up an airbrushed finish 

This sponge covers up all my imperfections extremely well and gives my face an airbrushed finish! I recommend this product to everyone!

Natasha Carly x
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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Travalo Excel

Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a Travalo Excel after watching DulceCandy's review and giveaway on Youtube. 
I ordered mine off the Travalo website which cost me £12.49, which to me is well worth the money as you can use them over and over again! However if you want to get one for a little bit cheaper have a look on Ebay! 

There are a great range of colours so you will surely find one that you like. I love the idea of being able to carry my favourite perfume in my bag, without worrying about the bottle breaking or taking up too much room!

The new Travalo Excel is only 8.6 cms long but it can hold over 65 sprays of your favourite scent! It comes in a pretty protective carry case too!

The Travalo is aircraft approved meaning you can carry it in your hand luggage also!

  1. Take the cap off your selected perfume and pump the Travalo up and down the tube until you have your desired amount of fragrance. 
  2. There is a level indicator window so you can see how much product you have, this is quick and simple with no spills! 

(Photos taken with iPhone 4s)

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Natasha Carly x
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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Natural Collection Blush Review

The Natural Collection blushes are being talked about everywhere lately, so I thought I would share my opinion on them.

I love these blushes, they are the blushes I am currently reaching for on a daily basis. I'm not crazy on the packaging but for certain products I am willing to look past the packaging if the product itself is good, so to me this doesn't matter so much.

These soft, non-shimmer powder blushes are very natural and give a nice hint of colour on your cheeks, they blend well and you don't need to apply too much product to get a good colour pay off.
I like that they are fragrance free as I have quite sensitive skin, so to me this is a plus!
They are very highly pigmented which I was not expecting as they are very cheap. They can be purchased from boots for £1.99 each.

My favourite colours from the collection are Sweet Cheeks, Rosey Glow and Peach Melba. (order in pictures)

Sweet Cheeks is a gorgeous pink colour, this is my favourite colour blush to wear in winter as this is when my skin tends to look quite dull. This adds a nice pop of colour to my cheeks to help brighten up my face. 

Rosey Glow is pinky/brown colour, it looks similar to Peach Melba only the colour is more pink than peach. I think this is the most natural looking blush that I have as the colour is not too pink looking. I think this colour is suitable to wear during any season.

Peach Melba is a beautiful peachy colour with brown undertones. I prefer to wear this in spring/summer as I like a more subtle 'glow' of colour on my cheeks and I feel this is when the colour works best with my skin tone.

 (Pictures taken with iPhone 4s)

If you prefer matte looking blushes over shimmer then I would recommend this collection and at the price they are, you can't go wrong!

I am wanting to try out cream blushes, have any of you tried them? What do you think of them?

Natasha Carly x
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