Saturday, 9 November 2013

Naughty impatient me having my Christmas present early - Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

So when my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas there was only one answer the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette, I've been pining over this for the past couple of months on numerous blogs. I've watched endless YouTube tutorials and reviews on this product and my mind was 100% made up I knew I wanted it bad.
As it is limited edition I kept getting anxious that it was going to sell out and be out of my reach forever but mid October he said he would order it me whilst Beauty Bay still had it in stock.
I knew he had paid the extra £1.50 for faster dispatch and free samples so for the next 3-4 days I hurried home from work wondering if it has arrived yet and finally it had!
I knew that I wanted it now as I'm naughty and impatient and after a bit of mithering he gave in and let me have it. It was definitely all I wanted and more and I have used it every day since! My favourite thing about it is you can get virtually any look you want, neutral, smokey, colourful or dramatic eyes. All the swatches I'd spent so long looking at didn't do it justice I am just totally in love with this palette and I will have to remind myself of that when I have nothing to open on Christmas morning.

Has anyone else found themselves doing this? Jodie x

Illamasqua cream foundation review

First of all I would like to apologise for my rubbish photography here as this was super hard to photograph. The packaging is super shiny and reflective.

I bought this illamasqua cream foundation in a recent secret illamasqua online sale. At only £7.50 with free postage I couldn't really say no as it's usually £23.
I got shade 133 which is for light to medium skin and I find that's it's a near perfect match for me. My first impression is that it was bigger than I thought and I like how you get a branded illamasqua sponge with it.
I don't like the smell of this foundation as it smells a bit like plastic and I didn't like it on my skin. I am a bit dissa in this product as for a high end brand this foundation didn't settle nice on my skin and enhanced any dry patches and basically looked flakey and awful. I don't have dry skin but this made it look like I did and it looked terribly cakey even with only a bit on. I tried to build up the coverage hoping it would leave a flawless top layer but it didn't.

I have not given up on this product just yet as I used it without a primer and I hope to buy a decent primer soon maybe the Smashbox one and I will try this out on top of it to see if it works with that.

Have any of you tried this product and did it work any better for you?
Jodie x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

My Most used products - October

Here are the products that I have been reaching for most last month:

Origins Ginzing Moisturiser
This is my first time using this product and I am very happy with it, it leaves my skin feeling nice and fresh and it sinks in nice and quickly.

Bobbi Brown Pink Coral Blush
I am still completely in love with this blush it is so pretty and more on the pink side rather than the coral side. I have a few peach blushes so this is a nice change.

Rimmel Kate Lipstick - 16
This is a beautiful everyday pink lip colour that isn't too bright or intense. It's just a nice daytime lipstick. If I want a bright pink lip then I turn to Geranium by Limecrime. This can sometimes feel a little drying so I usually apply abit of lip balm beforehand and it's fine.

Mac Creamsheen Lipstick - Coral Bliss
This is a gorgeous nudey coral pink colour. It is rather sheer for a creamsheen but a nice choice for work or a none make up day. If I want a true nude lip I turn to my Mac pro longwear in to the future.

Garnier Body Intensive 7 days softening nourishing lotion
This has been my go to body moisturiser for the past few weeks. It leaves my skin feeling nice and hydrated especially after a hot shower to warm up which can dry out my skin. I will definitely purchase this again once it runs out.

My Most Wanted Christmas Presents = 90% palettes

So here I am again with a shortlist of what I want for Christmas, I've had to do this again as I keep changing my mind haha.
But here is what is set in stone there is no going back now. I am not expecting to get all of these luxurious gifts but I would be very happy with any that I receive.
1. Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette £42
This item has been at my number 1 spot since its release it just looks stunning in every way. I am very happy to report that my husband ordered this for me for Christmas and it arrived on Friday. Needless to say there was no separating me from this palette and I refused to let him take it away to be saved to Christmas. I know naughty me so I will be posting some looks with this beauty very soon.
2. Nars One Night Stand Guy Bourdin Palette £45
So I am going completely palette crazy this Christmas and I can't help it just look at this!. It is the most perfect cheek palette ever to exist. It has only just been released and is currently only available at Space NK in the UK.
It contains 4 blushes, 1 highlighter and 1 bronzer. It includes their most famous offerings of orgasm, deep throat and laguna all of which I own none so I totally need this in my life.
This could be another one of those presents that won't make it away from me to be wrapped.
3. Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette £37
It may be hard to believe but I don't own any of the Naked palettes I know crazy right. I decided that it's time to change that and after lovingly gazing at the shadows in both the naked 1 and 2 palettes I've decided that I would get more use out of the naked 1. I feel like I could put together more looks with this one where as with the 2 I might have to bring in another palette to complete the look. Anyway my mum has kindly agreed to buy me this one.
4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette £56
This like the first 2 is also a limited edition palette and one that I might have to miss out on as I think it's already sold out. Anyway that won't stop me from looking or lusting after it. It look gorgeous and I've never tried any of the Hourglass powders and this looks like the perfect introduction to them. If I can't get hold of this I will have to settle to buying just one of the powders but which to choose hmm.
5. Origins Morning to Night Set £40
Whoa something that's not a palette! This skincare set looks right up my street, I already have the Ginzing moisturiser which I'm enjoying using but here you get the eye cream and the night cream too which I really want to try.
So that's it my Christmas list let's hope that I've been a good girl this year and I get some gorgeous beauty gifts.
Have any of these made your Christmas list?
Jodie x