Thursday, 26 July 2012

Bourjois Lipstick In 53

I seem to do a lot of lipstick posts, it's not just that I own a lot of them (which I do) they're just quite easy and nice to review. Anyway here's another one from my collection, it's a Bourjois lipstick in the colour 53 Brique Chic.
 I saw this in the Clearance in boots, I'm not going to lie to you,I bought it because it was £1.50 and it was Bourjois. My shopaholic ways truly have gotten the better of me haven't they?

The packaging is quite obscure but I really like it, the only problem is that my aunty has one of these and the little toggle has broken on the side so she can't get at it anymore. Hopefully this won't happen to me!
Oh Gosh is my skin this pale!

The colour is not very me at all, It's actually the only red lipstick I own, I'm much more of a pink girl. But I do actually really like this, it's brown based so it's not as hard to pull off as a shocking red. I'm really enjoying having a colour that isn't very me!
Quality wise this wears nicely, but it does that thing where it stays on the outside of your lips and fades a lot towards the inside. Anyone know what I mean? It's also quite stiff in the bullet so it can only be sheered out a certain amount.
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Revlon Lip Butter In Strawberry Pie

Lip Butters' eh? They're massively popular and loved by all, and I have to say I'm right on the bandwagon along with everyone else. This was the first color that I bought ( I have three) and it's in Strawberry Pie.

I'm a big fan of the packaging of all the Revlon Lip products, they do look very luxurious, especially for the price. I love how moisturizing these are, I get quite dry dull looking lips and I'm a fan of any moisturizing products.
 This is probably the brightest lip butter Revlon do, the smooth texture means it can be massively sheered out and you can just get a nice tint of color like below. I have to say that I do prefer wearing bright colors in the format of a proper lipstick as it's better at staying put, even so I do reach for this a fair amount.
The only real hang up I have about these is that they seem to melt a little. Remember those two or three days when it was sunny in England? Well I did feel that the product became a little too soft and difficult to apply. In normal circumstances I do like this a lot!
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Saturday, 21 July 2012

My Favoruite Nail Varnish!

Could this actually be my favorite nail varnish?! It's a beautiful pastel blue, it looks amazing with a variety of top coats and being from Essie, the quality is great too!

I just love this, I don't have any negative points, the nail varnish is wonderful! I don't know the exact colour as I bought it discounted from TK Max, but my guess is that it's 'bluebell'. I could be wrong though. I should mention that I am aware at how awful I am at painting my nails. Considering how often I do so my skills at it are abysmal!
This is all, 
Gemmm xxx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Illamasqua Blush In Tremble

I've decided that I'm going to have to start doing some scheduled posts. In summer I can be super busy for a week and have no chance to get on my Laptop, then I'll have naff all to do for the next three days! Sadly my little blog is suffering from my unorganised life!

I bought this blush as a bit of an impulse buy! I wasn't intending to spend £16.50 on a blush but I had some money form work so I thought I'd treat myself! Similarly to the post on my Mac Lipstick *here* this is going to be more of an 'is it worth the money' post.
Packaging wise I can't fault this. When you spend a lot of money on an item you want it to look nice, whether we like to admit it or not the look of the packaging is important! This looks super sleek and expensive and is exactly what I'd want for the money!
I got this around two months ago and have used it more than 3/4 of the time since I bought it. As you can see I haven't even brushed off the embossed layer! If we're talking value for money you only need a tiny but of this so It's gonna last you a while! Also regarding longevity during the day I've noticed a significant difference between this and my drugstore blushers. 
The sales woman recommended I get the colour Tremble, so I did! I would definitely recommend asking them to recommend a colour for you.
Is it worth it?
This is a luxurious product, it looks beautiful on the skin and in your makeup bag! I love owning it and I am really glad I spent the money on it. However If you're new to makeup and want to experiment with colour/style then I'd suggest getting four or five cheaper blushers. But if you want something that is fancy and a bit more grown up then I love this!
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

NYC Mosaic Bronzer

Along with the rest of the world I am a devoted fan of the classic Bourjois chocolate bronzer *here* and don't get me wrong I still love it. But I've actually found a bronzer that is cheaper that I love just as much! (shocker right!)
 Sadly as with a lot of cheap packaging all of the writing has come off, but the case is sturdy enough so I shan't complain too much.
 What I like about this is the mosaic style, it means that (to an extent) you can customise the contour colour. Which is nice if you are ridiculously pale like me. I've also used the separate sections for eyeshadow and I've used the medium colour for contouring down the nose.
Now this will depend on the person, but what I like about this is that it's a little less pigmented than the Bourjois one. For people with darker skin this will be a major downfall, but personally I like this as the result is a little more subtle. In addition a lot of bronzers come up orangey on pale skin whereas this doesn't to the same extent.
All in all this is £2.99 and well worth giving a go if you're in the market for a drugstore bronzer. One day I might buy Nars Laguna or Benefit Hoola but between this and the chocolate bronzer I'm sorted for the time being!
This is all, 
Gemmm xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Cosmetics Fairy Purchases

Hello lovelies! So this post has been a long time coming, simply because I hadn't bothered to take the pictures. My lovely friend was trying to hunt down some Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes for me for my birthday and found this gem of a website.
I should point out that this isn't a sponsored post or anything, it's just a little known about and very useful website! Basically they sell lots of makeup incredibly cheap, there's a lot of discontinued products as well and the cherry on the icing of the cake that is well priced makeup is that it's free shipping over £10.
Not including the presents my friend got me, this is what I have ordered from the website. There's actually a lot of high end stuff on there, the Essie nail varnish is probably my favourite find!
I think these are still available in regular retailers but they're cheaper on this site and I fancied giving them a go!
Can't even express my love of this, I will be sure to do a NOTD eventually, it's a hot pink with a gorgeous iridescent blue undertone.
I'm pretty sure these were all 50p each ( no more than £1). The trio and quad are both Rimmel and the single is Bourjois. They come like this as they were meant to be testers for stores, but worry not they arrive untouched! 

The Wet n Wild stuff! Living in Britain I feel like I hear so much about this brand but it's so hard to come by! I love the eyeshadow, I like the blush but sadly I'm not too keen on the Cream eye shadows. That a good enough summary?
I'm impressed my camera focused so nicely on this.
Oh the trials and tribulations of shopping on the Internet! I accidentally bought a blue mascara that I will almost definitely never wear. Boo!
So yeah, I just thought it might be a little helpful to do this post. Plus I know that there's a worry that sites like that aren't going to be legit, but this certainly is.
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

No7 Lipstick in Cherry

Well hello there gorgeous! I'm feeling a lot better now, thank you for your get well soon comments! I'm also in rather a good mood as my room got plastered today which means I can paint it in about four weeks and I shall have my dream(ish) room by the end of summer! YAY! I'll probably put pictures up if it's a success and people would like that? Anyway I'll get on with it shall I?

I picked this up from Boots for a fiver with one of the vouchers, so normally it costs £10, which is only £3.50 less than a Mac Lipstick so I was expecting good things. You can find it *here*
 I love the packaging, it's so sleek and grown up, but it's also sparkly which is obviously a bonus in my book! Quality of the packing is great too, I really have noting bad to say about that packaging.
It's fine Mr. Camera, it's not like I wanted you to focus or anything!

The colour is called Forever Cherry, it's very bright and is a gorgeous shade of pinky red. It's actually a little too bright to wear casually for me but I do really like it. Quality wise this is quite creamy, which is good in the sense that you can sheer it out to a less vivid colour. However it does mean that it tends to slip and slide a little bit. Not too much, but this will transfer onto a glass when your drinking and that kind of thing. 
Overall for the fiver I paid I love this, the quality is really nice, however I don't know if I would pay the full £10. On top of that the colour selection in the No7 lipsticks, although varied, doesn't really appeal to me very much. This was the only colour that really stood out for me.
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

My broken heart

I got home today to find this on my desk. Such a tragedy, she was only a month old! Poor Essie :(

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Feeling Sorry For Myself...

So todays post is going to be a quickie, with pretty poor pictures too ( I aplogise). I've been feeling soo ill the past two days but I didn't want to get in the habit of not posting.

This post is just basically to say that I picked up these from B&M bargains, I think they wear around the £2 mark? Maybe a a little less, I'm a big fan of Sally Hansen nail things, especially if my nail are having a bad week!
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Monday, 2 July 2012

New Header For The Blog!

I rather limited myself to blog design by including the word 'red' in my blog name (due to my ginger hair). However I'm a big fan of floral and general 'shabby chic' designs so this was the best compliation of the two! 
This is my very very scratched NYC Chroma faceglow in the colour Moonstone. As you can see I've used quite a lot of it, it's actually discontinued so I won't go into too much detail. Basically If you are into to sheer blushers then this is worth hunting down. It honestly gives a beautiful glow to skin that looks very natural and very pretty. I got mine from poundland and I also have it in the colour Sunstone which is a gorgeous burnt orange. 
This is one of my most worn cheek products, especially in winter when I don't wear too much colour on my cheeks. If I ever see these again then I will be picking up quite a few duplicates as they're really great, I'll also probabley pick up a few for a giveaway too. Anyway I'm off now, it's time for a hot chocolate then bed!
Oh to any bloggers out there, has the spell check button on the new post page stopped working for you too? Or is it just me?
This is all, 
Gemmm xxx

NOTD Essence

 You know me, somethings a bargain and I jump right on it! Well Essence nail varnish is around a pound so when I went over to Ireland I got a few colours! I meant to get the top coat however I accidentley picked up the base. I really like it though, it makes the nail varnish on top look super duper shiny!

If you ignore the shoddy applicatoin, this was applied on a moving vechile!Whilst we're on the topic of application this dries super fast, it actually dries quicker than most of the slightly dearer nail varnishes I have.The colour of this is really great too, it was opawue in two coats, sadly this does chip after a day if you don't use a top coat.
This is all,
Gemmm xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Monthly Favourites!

Bonjourno, welcome to my first ever monthly favourites. I've covered most of these things in the video so I'll try not to babble too much, but I wanted to take pictures of all the products as my camera won't focus whilst it's filming. Atleast if it will I don't know how! Also this is going to be a very very picture heavy post and all links to the products are in the downbar of the video.

 I've already done a blog post on this explaining my general love! *here*
 Not much to say about this, it does the job and it does it well!
 I will point out that this is the only toner I have tried, the point of including this was more to say that I really enjoy using a toner and like have one as part of my skincare routine.
 I didn't really talk about this in the video but I adore it! I've not straightened my hair since I bought it, I just brush it with this a couple of times whilst it's wet and it dries really straight, which is nice as it saves hassle! Full review coming up!
 This is my Venus womens razor handle attatched to a Gilette mans razor, the mens razor leaves my legs soo much softer than any womens razor I've tried!
 It's a Mascara, and it's a very nice one at that!

I may do a full review of this, basically you just squirt it into your roots and it adds instant volume. My ahir used to be naturally quite big but as it's growing longer it bexoming a little lifeless, this product seems to be doing a good job at fixing that!
 I use this along with my good thing cleanser, I'm sure it would work nice with any makeup remover. For three quid it's definetley worth a go!
 I haven't done a NOTD with these as I didn't think I could do the prettiness justice in pictures, however I've learnt a couple of new camera tricks so I will try and get one up soon.

 Who doesn't love the Naked Palette! I got this for my birthday and I've been using it not stop this month.
 A go to eye combo for me at the moment, I love that I can have an exagerrated thick line but it doesn't look harsh as the colour is quite light!

Another thing that I promise to do a full review of! I just have a lot of general love for this product this month.
Fewww that's a lot of pictures, out of curiosity do people prefer posts with lots of pictures or with lots of words? Or do you like your posts short and sweet?