Saturday, 26 March 2011

Maybelline One By One Mascara Review

I really do like this mascara as a quick everyday item. The brush is made of flexible rubber bristles which make it very easy to apply and build up. Also, I have found that having a brush of this type means that I don't have to move my hand around as much, compared to other mascaras. It is of a very comfortable size as it isn't too big or too small - it's a nice, medium size :) It doesn't feel dry and it doesn't harden my lashes so that they are stiff.

However, as with most mascaras, it does flake a bit when I rub my eyes even if i try to avoi moving my lashes.

overall, it is definitely worth investing in as it is so affordable and certainly does 'the job' :)

Monday, 21 March 2011

It's Been A While...

I'm soooo sorry that I haven't been posting for a while but it's just because I've been sooooo busy!! More posts WILL be coming very soon though... :)

Friday, 4 March 2011

Free BarryM Makeup Kit

This was another free makeup kit deal!! Yay :) This time there was a taoken in The Sun that you had to take into a Superdrug's to ket a free BarryM kit. It included a light pink lipgloss, a pinkish-red nail varnish and a black khol pencil eyeliner. FANTABULOUS ONCE AGAIN!!

Free Models Own Makeup Kit

Sooooo....this is a REALLY good deal that was going on where if you collected two tokens from the Fabulous magazine, you can get a free Models Own makeup kit. It was well worth collecting the tokens because apparently, all of the things add up to over £24 but you can get it completely free!
The makeup kit included a mascara, liquid eyeliner, duo eyeshadow, tweezers and eyelash curlers! AMAZING DEAL!! :)

Sunday, 20 February 2011


Even though this purchase may not seem that big, it is actually the largest E.L.F purchase I have ever made!! New reviews on each product coming soon :)
Anyways, heres what I got:
1. Studio Blush Brush - £3.50
2. Studio Contour Brush - £3.50
3. Studio Blush and Bronzer Compact - £3.50
4. Mineral Lipstick in Bare Brown - £3.50
5. Mineral Lip Gloss in Bare - £3.00
6. Eyelid Primer - £1.50
7. Lipstick in Fantasy - £1.50
8. Brightening Eye Colour in Etheral - £1.50
9. Brightening Eye Colour in Drama - £1.50
10. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry - £1.50
11. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips - £1.50

Friday, 18 February 2011

E.L.F Haul!!

This was a really small purchase that I made and I will post separate reviews on each of these products :) Here's what I got:
1. Studio Complexion Brush - £3.50
2. Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink - £3.50
3. Hypershine Lip Gloss in Fairy - £1.50
4. Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Ivory - £1.50
5. Mineral Infused Face Primer - £6.00

Friday, 11 February 2011

Maybelline Colour Sensational Cream Gloss Review

This came with the Great Lash Masacara :) The first thing that got me about this gloss was the smell! It has a really nice fruity scent to it - mainly orange I've heard ;) I picked out the colour Cashmere Rose which is a pretty pink loads of little shimmery bits in it. The pigmentation isn't too overwhelming which is quite nice and it isn't sticky at all. It's very moisturising as the formula has a creamy texture and is quite long-lasting. It looks really natural when on the lips and catches the light to make lips look fuller and moisturised. The packaging is really simple and sleek without being too flashy.
I defifnitely recommend this :)

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Review

I purchased this product before Christmas and it came with a Maybelline Colour Sensational Cream Gloss. The packaging looks a bit dated in my opion and reminds me of art deco for some reason :s Sooo, its not the exterior of this product that appealed to me.
I've seen this around for AGES but hadn't got round to trying it out.
It's definitely not the worst mascara out there, but then again, it's not the best. Layering is quite tricky because you have to work fast before it dries or else it clumps up. It does a great job at defining and colouring lashes as it is really black! (Hence the name 'Blackest Black) The formula is rather 'runny' compared to other mascaras and I really don't like the wand because it's so small and isn't special at all. However, it is good at applying on the lower lashes as the wand is small enough to coat them without messing up the skin around your eye. As for lengthening, it's pretty average so there isn't alot for me to say. I HATE that it makes my lashes stick together and I wouldn't recommend this mascara for everyday use - I much prefer the Colossal Volum' one instead!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Maybelline Colossal Volum' Mascara Review

Lovin' this mazzy! The brush is amazingly thick and definately adds incredible length and volume! It helps to hold curl and doesn't weigh my lashes down. My lashes are long and full after applying this and they look like falso lashes! Yay :D

My only dislike is that after a few hours, there are black flakes under my bottom lashes where the mascara has dried up. It somehow manages to smudge aswell (panda eyes are a no-no) Also, it is quite tricky to remove ALL of it as some product still hangs on for dear life :)
Overall, I highly reccommend this mascara as it is affordable and AMAZING! Plus, the packaging is very eye-catching ;)

Friday, 28 January 2011

A Bit Of A Moan...

I am a tad bit sad because my 'brown box' from E.L.F still hasn't turned up at my sparkling door!! :(
I placed my order on 12/1/11, it was dispatched on 14/1/11 and STILL hasn't arrived at my address for over 10 days!!!
I have emailed E.L.F and they confirmed that my package was in transit!!! Where is it????!!
Off to email them AGAIN now and hopefully I'll be getting it soon :)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

What To Expect...

♥ Morning Face Routine ♥
♥ More Reviews ♥
♥ E.L.F Haul ♥

Thursday, 20 January 2011

E.L.F Plumping Lip Glaze Review

Where do I start with this?!

Right! First things first, I ordered two of these lip glazes, Peach Passion and Champagne. They look like this...

Peach Passion


So there I am, waiting for nice coral-ly and yellow lip glosses, and guess what turns up?!!



Plum Pout

"What?!" I hear you say. Well, that's what I thought. These colours look NOTHING like the ones I originally ordered. I didn't really mind that Peach Passion didn't show up, but, I was really disappointed that I didn't get Champagne! However, I noticed that Plum Pout was in the packaging of Champagne. Ah ha! Detective Daisy cracked the case :) I emailed E.L.F explaining my 'situation' and they sent me a replacement. BUT, they sent me Plum Pout AGAIN! Once again, I emailed them and they confirmed that there was a packaging mix up and sent me another replacement. So I'm thinking that they have resolved the problem and I'm FINALLY going to get the Champagne lip glaze. WRONG!! Yep, they sent me Plum Pout again! I didn't even bother telling them that they sent me the wrong one, so I'm probably going to end up giving them to my friends as presents.

ANYWAYS...lets get to the review...

What they say:

"Forget costly Collagen injections, or those painfully stinging glosses, stimulate your senses to a refreshed full perfect pout with E.L.F plumping lip glaze! E.L.F proudly presents a revolutionary lip plumper, infusing natural ingredients that awaken your senses for fresh, volume enhanced, and moisturized lips. This dual sided Plumping Lip Glaze has a tinted colour for a subtle plump or a clear gloss that power plumps your lips, use together and instantly feel the lip enlarging effects!"

Plum Pout

I must say that I do like the sheer plum colour of this glaze. I find that it goes quite well with my skin tone (fair-ish). The plumping end is methanol, like many other plumpers, and it is kind of refreshing when you put it on your lips :) Also, the consistency makes my lips look smooth and moisturized - me likey ;)

Howver, it doesn't do much plumping at all. The white end does make your lips tingle for a while but it doesn't make a difference when you look at your lips.


This is a nice pink colour that has some goldish glitter in it. It really isn't pigmented at all and just about gives off a sheer colour.

Once again, it doesn't do much plumping but does tingle! I can't really say much more because both of these glazes are pretty much the same, apart from the colour!

The packaging looks cheap! It looks like there is quite a bit in each end - but there isn't! The applicators are hard and don't really have much 'padding' to them. They were only £1.50 each so I suppose that they are 'all right' :)


Monday, 17 January 2011

E.L.F Powder Brush Review

What they say:
"This new antibacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products.
- Creates a professional sculpted look
-Full coverage colour
-Use for powder or blush for perfect contouring"

I absolutely LOVE this brush!! This is the best flat top brush you can get for such a low price so no wonder it is one of E.L.F's best selling brushes! It is full of soft, sturdy hairs that are amazing at buffing in products. Washing this brush is incredibly easy and I haven't experienced a major amount of shedding. I find this brush perfect for applying powder foundations rather than liquids even though it works well for them too. It is definitely worth investing in this brush as it is only £3.50!
The only downside is that the handle on my brush has come slightly loose over time :(
I can't wait to buy another and I recommend this brush 100%!!

E.L.F Blending Eye Brush Review

What they say:
"Expertly blends multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines. Brush can also multi-task - use it to set powder or liquid concealer."

I finally decided to order this blending brush as I've read many reviews about it being soft for some people and scratchy for others.
My first impressions were that the bristles are soft and sturdy enough to blend eyeshadows very well. It hasn't shed even after a few washes and has kept its shape.
I have used it to set under-eye concealer and it does work well as it picks up just enough product and is precise around this area.
However, I did find it to be a bit scratchy and too sturdy but I can't complain as it's only £1.50 and gets the job done.

E.L.F Eyeshadow Brush Review

What they say:
"Specially sheered brush tipabsorbs the perfect amount of eyeshadow and provides a long lasting colour saturation. The comfort curved brush contours the eye with natural gliding stokes for easy and accurate eyeshadow application."

I bought this brush after reading a ton of good reviews about it and it is quite good. The quality is good enough for £1.50. It hasn't shed, even after washing, and has a nice firmness about it that makes it very good at packing on colours.
The only negative thing I can say is that the bristles can dig into your eyelid slighty because the bristles are so dense. However, this is a minor flaw that I'll overlook since it's cheap :)

Friday, 14 January 2011

E.L.F Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush Review

What they say:
"This unique three-in-one brush allows for precision application of blush, bronzer and all other multipurpose dusts and loose powders."

I have come to the sad conclusion that this is the worst brush I have ever used! It is very prickly and feels like straw against your skin. It has next to no density whatsoever as it can hardly pick up any product. Whilst washing the brush, red dye came off the bristles :S It lost its shape after washing and the bristles became dry and nasty!!
One positive is that it can be used for highlighting :)

I don't recommend this brush AT ALL and it doesn't even deserve the £1.50 price tag! This has to be the worst brush in the collection.

E.L.F Mechanical Eyelash Curler Review

What they say:
"This innovative eyelash curler has a special curved design which angles to suit all eye shapes. Its silicone rubber pad applies the appropriate amount of pressure to curl lashes naturally and allows for damage-free heating. Get long-lasting curled lashes both easily and safely."

This is a very good eyelash curler for its price - £1.50!! The rubber pad doesn't get cut quickly, depending on the amount of pressure you apply, and it doesn't usually collect mascara residue either :)

However, there are some down-sides :(
1. I ALWAYS catch my eyelid with it, no matter how careful I am!
2. It doesn't curl the lashes on the outside corners of my eye

Overall, I would recommend this tool as you can't really argue with the price tag that it comes with!

E.L.F Powder Puffs Review

These powder puffs were only £1.50 for a set of four!

What they say:
"Soft, cottony puffs make powder application flawless and easy. Great for quick touchups and eliminating shine."

These puffs aren't that bad at all! They're obviously not the softest puffs on the market but they get the job done. There isn't really alot more to say apart from the fact that I have found these to be long lasting, however, I wouldn't use the same one for any longer than a month :)

E.L.F Natural Radiance Blusher

I ordered two blushes, Glow and Innocence. They were both £1.50 from the normal line :)

What they say:
"Exquisite, delicate, pigment that makes cheeks radiant combined with a healthy-looking glow. Infused with texturizing agents, skin feels smooth and pores are minimized."


This blush is orangey-pink with gold shimmer so it could be used a highlight shade. I think that it would be better if it was matte as the actual colour of it is very nice :) It is soft to the touch and blends very easily.

The packaging is cheap looking and the tin that the blush is in is very small. This makes it very hard to use a big brush with the blush. (That was a mouthful!)


Once again, I'm not a big fan of the packaging. The size of it makes it difficult to get an even amount of product on a brush. Also, the lid can be a bit fiddly sometimes :s

Otherwise, I thought the product was nice, it's not terrible and it's not great. However, I would't say that it was a waste of money. The colour is VERY light and not really that pigmented, so it barely shows up on my skin. It does give off quite a subtle sheen, but I think it looks rather pretty :)

You can't really go wrong with this colour because it is so easy to blend and you can' really apply 'too much'. I think that this colour would work better as a face powder seeing as the colour is so sheer.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Hello :-)

Welcome to my blog about makeup and beauty!
I am a big fan of makeup and skincare products which is why I've decided to start this blog :) I want to share my opinions on various beauty products with all of you! If you have any comments or questions, please post them and I'll try to get back to you :-)
Thanks to anyone whos has spent time reading this.
Daisy xx