Friday, 28 February 2014

TAG: How Much Is My Face Worth?

Hullo Ladies!

Some time last year this TAG post was very popular and although I was excited to do it I never did for some reason, recently though I've seen it pop up again and decided to finally do it! 

Kinda scared on what the total will be but I know that in reality I'm pretty good with my money, I like to find bargains and looking at the products I've chosen as what I use on my face on a regular basis recently I can tell you that I've bought every single product on some sort of deal, whether it was because of a 3 for 2 offer or a discount code :-) 

Obviously though I can't remember what I actually payed for all these product but I have looked up there retail price and that's the total I'll be showing today. 

So these are all the product's I've been using on my face recently, some are brand new and some are old favorites :-) 

Here we go!

Garnier Moisture Match Cream in Dry to Very Dry = £5.99

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser =  £7.50 

Estee Lauder Double Wear in Shell= £28.50

Too Faced Shadow Insurance = £17.00

TheBalm Nude Tude Palette = £26.50

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer = £16.00

Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink = £17.50

Burt's Bees Lip Balm in Acai Berry = £3.69

Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in Sweet Cheeks = £9.99

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist = £8.00

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara = £10.00

Total = £150.67

Wow. Even with the offers and discounts included that's kind of scary! 

It's about £50 more than I expected it to be but still not as high as some of the TAG post's I've read ;-) 

Have you done this TAG yet? I'f you haven't then I TAG you to do it! 

Linzi xxx

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

My First Feel Unique Order + Boot's 3 for 2 Haul

Hullo Ladies!

I have a new haul today :-)

Last week I bought a few things that I'm really excited about! 

First I'm going to talk about what I bought in the Boot's 3 for 2 offer :-) I'm pretty sure it's still going on so go get yourselves so awesome deals! 

The first thing I picked up was the Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist, I've been desperate to pick this up for awhile now after hearing some great things from some Youtube Beauty Guru's. They were forever going on about the smell but never actually saying what it smelt like. After using it these last few days I can tell you to me it smells like Palmers Cocoa Butter! Yum Yum! £8

The next product I picked up was one of the new Revlon Matte Balm in Standout, again this is another product I'd heard a lot about and as a lover of red lippy's I knew I had to pick it up. £7.99

Lastly I made my way to the makeup brushes and was about to pick up the real techniques eye shadow brush when I realized the new Ecotools brushes where the same price for two double headed brushes! £7.99 But I got it for free with the offer :-) 

The most exciting part of this haul for me was that last week I made my first Feel Unique order!

I've wanted to try TheBalm products for ages now, especially these two.

I bought the Nude Tude Palette and the Mary Lou-Manizer!

Both of these products I've heard many things about, especially from Estee from Essiebutton :-) 

I'm in love with both of them and I'm using them with every chance I get! 

So that's everything I've bought recently :-)

Have you tried TheBalm cosmetics? 

Linzi xxx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Anti Valentines Day - Movie Night - EOTN

Hullo Ladies!

I've been playing around with my new Naked 3 palette these last few weeks and this is one of the looks I've been loving! 

I wore this look last Friday for an Anti Valentines Night in with a friend of mine, we ate Chinese food, watched some comedies and stuffed our face full of chocolate. An epic night in all honesty :-)

First I primed my eye lids with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. Then I put Strange in the inner corner of my eye, the first quarter of my lower lash line and on my brow bone, I put Liar all over the lid and Nooner in this crease. Then I darkened the outer corner with Darkside and also used it on the other third of my lower lash line and blended . 

I used Soap and Glory Smolder Kohl to line my top and bottom lash line and Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara on my lashes. 

I'm in love with my Naked 3 palette already :-) 

Have you got it yet? Not gonna bother? 

Linzi xxx

TAG : What Beauty Product?

Hullo Ladies!

Whilst scrolling through all the blogs I follow on Blogger earlier I found a TAG post written by the amazing Belle- amie and loved reading it. I found the questions to be really interesting and fun so I decided to do the post myself! 

Taken from belle-amie's Blog

1. You’re about to head out for a night out with the girls. What lipstick and lip gloss combo do you put on to make yourself feel gorgeous? 

I would probably go with MAC's Ruby Woo which is a matte lipstick so I wouldn't usually apply a gloss over it but If I do then it's would probably be the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Feelin' Flirty. 

2. You’re running late for school/ work and need to leave the house in 5 minutes! Which 3 essential makeup products do you apply for a naturally beautiful look? 

First would be the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. Second would be The Body Shop Flavored Lip Gloss in Mango .  Third would be Hot Mama Blusher from The Balm.  

3. You’re packing for a week away on holiday. What “all in one” eye shadow palette do you bring with you? 

Right now it would be my Naked 3 Palette from Urban Decay. I'm obsessed with it!

4. You’re heading to the beach on a Summer’s day and will be wearing your favourite bikini. What nail polish shade do you wear on your fingers and toes to complete the look?

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Greenberry. Such a fun and bright colour.

5. You’re getting ready for a date night to a new restaurant in town. Which perfume do you pick out from your collection to impress him?

Roberto Cavalli For Her EDP - A sexy and delicious scent.

6. You’re spending the weekend away and you only want to pack your beauty basics. What 3 brushes/ tools do you bring to do your makeup? 

 Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - Can be used for not only foundation but blusher, highlighting and even contouring. 

 ELF Professional Blending Brush - I often use it to do my whole eye look, it's so versatile. It's the perfect size. 

Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush - Most of the time I use my Bobbi Brown Gel Liner so I need a good liner brush in my makeup bag, this one is gorgeous to use :-)

7. You've just woken up to crazy bed hair and have no time to wash it. What hair products do you use to tame your unruly locks? 

Firstly I'd take a brush and some hair bands :-) then I'd use the Percy & Reed Finishing Polish as it has a balm like texture that's great for containing fly a ways and simply put my hair up in a bun or a plait :-) 

8. Your friend wants to expand her makeup collection and asks for your help. What high street product and what high end product do you recommend her to try?

I would introduce her to some of my favourite High Street foundations because I think there's some amazing ones out there, like Healthy Mix and Color Stay. For High End I would introduce her to some of the amazing eye shadow palette's like the Urban Decay Naked palette's and the Too Faced palettes. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I had writing it :-) 

I TAG you all to join in! 

Linzi xxx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

REVIEW: Sleek - Blush By 3 - Pumpkin

Hullo Ladies!

Recently I bought three of the Sleek Blush By 3 palettes and today I'll be reviewing Pumpkin which is one that's been on my Wishlist for over a year.

When I first heard about the Blush By 3 palettes, Pumpkin was the one that really called out to me and after reading reviews after reviews of it I knew that I needed it in my life.

Then when I finally found a Sleek Counter I chickened out and went for Lace instead that looked easier to use. 

Although I love Lace and used it well since last April I was still gutted that I didn't pick up Pumpkin too. 

Pumpkin comes with three blushes - One that's shimmer, One that's Satin and One that's Matte. 

Like all Sleek Packaging it comes in a thin matte black casing that's easy to travel with and is also very durable. 

P Pie is the first shade and it's a red coral with gold shimmer 

Squash is a blue toned pink with a gorgeous sheen.

Lantern is a bright orange matte. 

I couldn't find a dupe for P Pie.

I did notice that Squash is a dupe for the Sleek Single Blush I own called Flamingo. 

After looking online a lot of bloggers say that Lantern is a dupe for the Limited Edition blush that sleek came out with called Aruba. I was gutted I missed out on Aruba so I was delighted to here that a dupe of it was in this palette. 


After using this palette for a few weeks I'm delighted to say it's as pigmented and long lasting as all the other Sleek blushes I own. 

They last all day on me and although the colours can look scary in the palette as long as you learn how much of a light hand you need then they can look amazing on any skin tone. 

I'm so happy I finally bought this palette, this and the other Blush By 3 palettes are my 'go to' blushes lately! 

Have you tried the line? Which one is your favourite?!

Linzi xxx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Collective Haul - Soap and Glory, Urban Decay, Maybelline Vivid's, Models Own + More

Hullo Lovely Ladies!

I went shopping earlier this week and bought a few lovely and exciting things that I thought I'd show you! 

I picked up my favourite hair dye in ASDA the LIVE Colour XXL in Red Passion, and they have the Health and Beauty Event going on at the moment so a lot of beauty products are on offer. I picked up the Tresemme Freeze Hold Hairspray for around £3, the Garnier Moisture Match Ultra Hydrating moisturizer for £3 and the Gillette Satin Care Touch of Olay Shaving Gel for about £2.

Next I went to Boot's and bought some Soap and Glory as they had a 3 for 2 offer running.

I picked of the Foam Call Body Wash which I'm really excited to try because I love the smell and I'm hoping to get better bubbles than the Sugar Crush Shower Gel. 

I also bought the Glad Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner which I haven't heard much about to be honest but have always been interested in trying it. I can imagine that Soap and Glory would do an amazing Hair Care Range! 

I also picked up a Charlie Chic Body Spray as It was on offer and I like to keep them in my handbag for days when I don't feel like wasting my perfume. Smells lovely! 

As you may have noticed I caved and bought the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. All those beautiful swatches and eye looks bloggers have been posting lately made me decide to take the plunge. I withheld from buying the second palette and the basics palette but now I have the first and the third! I'm really enjoying it so far. I bought it from and found a 10% off code on HOTUKDEALS

I also stopped in TK Maxx and found some Models Own nail polishes in Catherine Wheel, Indian Ocean, Sparkler and Utopia. 

Then back in ASDA I also found the only Maybelline Vivid's lipstick (from the line that was released in the UK) that I don't own in Hot Plum for £5!  I love it :-) 

The last two things I bought was these cute socks from Dorothy Perkins for £1.50 and a Sylvia Day book called Don't Tempt Me from ASDA

Have you bought anything recently? Have you caved like me and bought the new Naked palette?

Linzi xxx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Perfect Palette TAG!

Hullo Ladies!

I've been meaning to do this TAG for a few months now after watching some of the Youtube Beuaty Guru's do them. It's such a fun, quick TAG to do and I've really enjoyed choosing my answers!

 A small warning, this post contains a lot of Urban Decay!! 

1. Best Packaging

Urban Decay Smoked Palette

I know that a lot of the answer to this question is a palette that's bright, has great graphics or when you open it up a unicorn pops out or whatever but I decided to be boring and say that the best packaged palette in my eyes is the Smoked palette. Why? It's safe. There's no magnet's keeping it shut, it's hard and durable and I feel like if I dropped it, the eye shadow's would stay whole. I also feel like it looks very smart, expensive and kinda sexy ;-) I love it! 

2. Best Color Payoff

Urban Decay Naked Palette

This was the first high end palette I ever bought/owned and I was just amazed at how pigmented and smooth the shadows were. 

3. Most Versatile

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

This palette contains both bright, dark and neutral shadows which makes it very versatile. 

4. Best for Traveling

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

This is a great palette for traveling. It's small but manages to contain nine different shadows which gives you a lot of choices when traveling! 

5. Biggest Regret

The Body Shop Silver Black Palette

I bought this in the sale so I wasn't out of money or anything but I was actually pretty disappointed with it. Why? It's messy and the color payoff isn't that great. I find the matte colours hard to blend and the glitter goes everywhere! 

6. Best Color Names

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

One of the things that attracted me to this palette was the names! Super awesome names such as - Silk Teddy, Velvet Revolver, Cocoa Puff and Honey Pot! 

7. Least Used

Too Faced Insurance Policy Palette

Sadly, my Least Used palette is also a Too Faced palette. I don't really have an explanation for it though. I just never seem to pick it up when I'm doing my makeup. I'll have to try and use it more. It's a cute little palette with some lovely colors!

8. Most Used, Most Loved, Desert Island

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Like I said early Naked was my first high end eye shadow palette and at the time it was probably the most talked about beauty product on Youtube. It took me a long time to finally get the guts to spend £37 on one eye shadow palette but boy was it worth it. I bought this around two years ago and for the first year and a half I used at least one shadow from it everyday. Probably more than one really. I've taken this with me on various holidays and I've never felt that it was missing something and I always managed to create different looks. This is definitely my Most Used, Most Loved and what I'd want with me on a Dessert Island. 

What's your favourite palette? Also what palette have you been lusting after. I've been wanting the Nude Tude Palette from TheBalm :-) 

I TAG you all! 

Linzi xxx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Collective Drugstore Haul - Sleek, Bourjois, Real Techniques + more

Hullo Lovely Ladies!

I've done some shopping lately and thought I'd show you some exciting things I've managed to pick up.

The last few weeks my obsession for makeup seem's to have come back in full swing so I've been on the hunt for a few products that I've been wanting to give a try.

Firstly I picked up a  Real Techniques Brush this one being the Blush Brush. It's gorgeous! I bought it from Amazon for around £7!! Bargain. 

Whilst in Superdrug the other day, I picked up the MUA Ever After Palette which is their first ever all Matte Palette. I have to say I'm not too impressed with this so far but I'll be doing a review soon to tell you my exact thoughts. 

While in ASDA I managed to Grab a 60ml bottle of Alien Aqua Chic by Thierry Mugler for just £25!! It must have been on clearance! Make sure you check in your local ASDA as soon as, to see if they have any other fragrances on super clearance! 

I also picked up the Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo and Conditioner for Normal Hair

As I've been loving the Bee Strong Shampoo and Conditioner lately, I also bought the Bee Strong Intensive Hair Mask to see if it's as good as the other herbal essences hair masks I've tried! 

I also picked up a new bottle of my favourite drugstore foundation - Bourjois Healthy Mix! As usual there was a deal going on in Superdrug, If you bought £10 worth of Bourjois products you got a free liner, Obviously the foundation came in at £9.99 but as my mam also wanted to try the foundation, I ended up getting the free liner! I was expecting much but I actually really like it. It's the Liner Feutre in Noir

Now for my most exciting purchases!!

So nearly a year ago I picked up my first Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in Lace, I've been loving it ever since and I've finally bought some more! 

From left to right : Pink Sprint, Sweet Cheeks and Pumpkin. 

Pink Sprint (I Always want to say "Spirit" for some reason) Is a palette with 3 matte pinks. It has one of the most brightest blushes I've ever owned called Pink Ice. 

Sweet Cheeks is from the Candy Collection and includes one cream blush, one matte blush and one shimmer blush. All in gorgeous candy colours!

Pumpkin is the palette I've wanted ever since these came out but I was too much of a wuss and picked the lace up instead. It contains one shimmer blush, one sheen blush and one matte blush. 

All the Sleek blushes are highly pigmented and a steal at just £9.99 each!! 

So that's everything I bought recently. I do have some more things coming in the post so I'll probably have another Haul post soon :-) 

I can't wait to review some of these products! 

Have you tried the Sleek Blush By 3 palettes? Which one is your favourite? 

Linzi xxx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Updated Perfume Collection Post - 2014

Hullo Ladies!

I do this post around this time every year, firstly because I love talking about perfume and secondly because my collection is constantly changing as I love trying out new scents. 

I keep most of my perfumes in a box by the side of my bed but I also keep a few of my favorites on a mirrored plate as I just think they look amazing center stage on my bookshelf :-) 

Very Wang Princess - I bought this from Amazon last year for a steal. It's still very cheap so if you love this perfume I suggest having a look! I didn't smell this perfume for ages because for some reason I had it in my head that I wouldn't like it much. I love the Night version though so after seeing it for such a great price I decided to take the chance and I'm so glad I did. It's fresh, girly, last ages and every time I get sniff of myself when I wear it I feel beautiful. Some of the notes in the perfume are Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Guava and Water Lilly. I will be repurchasing this fragrance, I'm already half way though!!! 

Thierry Mugler Alien - I'm smelling this everywhere lately. It's very popular. I picked it up in Bristol Airport for an amazing offer and I'm so glad I did. It an amazing scent and I get lot's of compliments when I wear it. Also a cheesy chat up line that I'm not going to repeat on here for fear you'll nearly throw up just like I nearly did! Anyway back to the perfume. This is probably the longest lasting and most powerful smelling fragrance I own. It last for ever on clothing. The only notes in this fragrance apparently are Jasmine, Amber and Woods. I would repurchase this fragrance. 

Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDT - I picked this one up on the plane coming back home from Portugal last year. It's a gorgeous fresher version of the EDP but has the same base. Very sweet and girly. I love it. Some of the notes are Tangerine, Pink Pepper, Patchouli, Freesia, Cashmere Woods and Amber.  I would repurchase this fragrance. 

Dior J'Adore EDP - This years Christmas present and I absolutely love it. It was in my recent Favourites post. It's fresh and womanly. Some of the notes are Mandarin, Pear, Jasmine, Violet and Ceder. I would repurchase this perfume, I can imagine it becoming a staple in my collection. 

Chanel Chance EDT - This was my 21st Birthday present from my Brother. We both smelt it whilst shopping for something for my mam's Birthday months before and he offered to get it for me for my 21st. Of course I spent the rest of the year reminding him about it *lot's of hint's* and he bought it for me! I love this perfume, it's sensual and spicy. Some of the notes are Patchouli, Pink Pepper, Lemon, Pineapple, Iris and Vetiver. I would re-purchase this perfume although I think  I'll try the EDP version next time to see if it last a bit longer. This one has decent lasting power but I expected more from a brand like Chanel. 

Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire - This is my most recent perfume, it's a gorgeous sweet floral that I've just become addicted to since purchasing it. I'm pretty sure this is a limited edition fragrance so I'm going to be gutted when they discontinue it. I do also love the "The One " fragrance so I'll have to get that one next time. The notes in this perfume are Caramel, Tuberose, Litchi, Vanilla and Sandalwood. 

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck  - I bought this from Superdrug for a great price last September. I love it! It's super fruity but also very distinctive and unique. Some of the notes are Raspberry, Vanilla, Peach, Blackberry, Tea and Sandalwood. It's only downside is it's lasting power, so you do have to top up throughout the day. I have the big 100ml bottle so I find this hard to carry around my handbag. I still love it though so I think I would repurchase this but a smaller bottle so I can keep it in my bag for when I reapply. 

Vera Wang Princess Night - I love this scent, just as much as the Original. It was my first Princess perfume. I bought it as a blind buy from TK Maxx over a year ago for a great price. It's very sweet, long lasting and fruity. Some of the notes are Watermelon, Raspberry, Vanilla. woodsy notes and sugar. I would repurchase this perfume.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire -  I picked up this EDT in the Boots January sales this month, I've only worn it once so far so I can't give you a good idea on how much I like it yet but I'll do a better review for you all soon. 

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP - This is another one I recently purchased in the sales. Some of the notes are Passionfruit, vanilla and rum. It's a really unique scent.  Yeah get a burst of passion  fruit at the beginning and then you get a sexy rum scent that almost slightly masculine.  I love it though. I suggest you try this one out in store! I would repurchase. 

Diesel Loverdose - I bought this in last year's boxing day sales for a great price and it smells bloody amazing, I just keep forgetting I have it though! I'm gonna start keeping it in my handbag. Some of the notes are Vanilla, Liquorice, Star Anise, Jasmine, Mandarin Orange and Amber. I would repurchase this scent. 

Roberto Cavalli EDP -  This was instant love for me. Sexy. Sexy. Sexy. I remember smelling it when it first came out but it was way to expensive, so I'd try it on every time I went into a perfume store and waited patiently until the gift set went on sale after Christmas. It's a stunning, syrupy scent. The notes are Orange Flower, Tonka Bean, Pink Pepper, Vanilla and Benzoin. I would definitely repurchase. 

Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli - My Mam bought me this and I think of her when I smell it because I wore it on her birthday and then again when we went on holiday a few months ago. It's gorgeous and I've had many compliments when wearing it. The notes are Tiare Flower, Neroli and Rosewood. If you're a fan of Alien then I highly suggest checking it out. I would repurchase this perfume. 

Nina Ricci L'Elixir - I bought this last Summer. It was a blind buy and although I don't dislike it it's not my favourite. It's just okay for day to day wear. The Notes are Red berries, lemon, jasmine and musk. It's smells like red gummy bears to me :-) I wouldn't repurchase.  

Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose -  Dark Floral Scent, I have to admit I bought this because of the AD. Remember? Emma Watson. Cute guy chasing her, trying to give her back her hat? Have a look here. Anyway back to the perfume. It's very floral and musky and has a strong raspberry note. Although I always thought it was blackberrys. Sadly the fruity note doesn't last that lung and your left with a musky rose scent which isn't my favourite so when I wear it I always need to reapply it. Which then makes me afraid i've used too much. I have received many compliments when wearing it though so it's worth you checking it out. I wouldn't repurchase this scent. 

TBS Shea - Very clean and comforting. Very Unisex. If you like the smell of the body butter, you'll love this. I would repurchase. 
TBS Mango - Oh My God. This is my second bottle. I wish they made it in bigger sizes. I could bathe in this. Smells exactly like the Butter and Scrub. Would repurchase again and again. 
TBS Strawberry - Hmmm. I'm not that much of a fan of it so far. I find it rather musky and it doesn't last long. Don't think I'd repurchase. 
TBS Satsuma - Smells like the Satsuma products, a very citrusy scent. Where the Mango is very sweet this is very refreshing. Don't think I'd repurchase. 

TBS Japanese Cherry Blossom - This is another recent purchase and I haven't worn it a lot to give a good review but i can tell you it's fresh and floral.  The notes are Cherry Blossom, Magnolia and apple. I don't know yet whether I would repurchase or not.

TBS Vanilla - Strong. Very Strong. I find this to much to wear all over but I do like just spritzing my hair with it so that it naturally just wofts around when I move my head. Instead of constanlty being there. It is a nice vanilla scent though if you like vanilla and you can get it really cheap. I picked it up for a few quid in the sale. I would repurchase. 

Marc Jacobs Oh! Lola - This was a Christmas Present the year before last and I'm about half way through it, it's very fresh and bright. A mixture of Fruit and Florals. Some of the notes that stand out to me are Wild Strawberry, Raspberry, Magnolia and Sandalwood.  I like it for the Spring and Summer but I don't think I'd repurchase it as I really want to try some of the other Marc Jacobs perfumes first. 

Michael Kors Very Hollywood - I was given this as a Birthday present from a friend a few years ago and it's lovely. It's floral which is different than what I usually go for but it has a deepness to it due to the notes. Some of the notes are : Mandarin, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Vetiver and Amber. My Mam loves this one and keeps sneaking a few spritz every now and then :-)  I would repurchase this perfume. 

Armani Code - This has been a favourite for a long time. It's quite expensive so I do savor my bottle and only wear it when I really want to or one special occasions. It's a strange mixture of mystery and comfort to me. The notes are Italian Orange, Honey, Ginger, vanilla and sandalwood. I would repurchase this. 

Armani Idole d'Armani - This was a surprise find for me, I was in the Boot's store and have a look around there perfumes and noticed this was on clearance at a really great price. This one has very similar notes to Code but smells a lot more fresher and spicy. One note I really pick up on is juicy pear. Smells lovely. I would repurchase but I think they have discontinued this fragrance. Although you can probably find it somewhere online. 

So that's my perfume collection right now!

Thankfully my recent obsession with fragrances seems to have taken a back seat for Blushers, hope it last for some time yet! 

What perfumes are in your collection at the moment? 

Linzi xxx