Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bow down to the Queen, Lipstick Queen that is.

Roughly 6 months ago I was feeling adventurous of the SpaceNK website, I purchased the By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm, the Phyto 9 daily hair cream, the Caudalie Beauty Elixir and finally a Lipstick Queen Endless Summer lipstick in Perfect Wave… this is where it's gets interesting.

The Lipstick Queen purchase was so spur of the moment, yet I'm so glad I did it because I love the lipstick- the finish is beautiful, it's creamy (non-sticky!), shiny, nourishing! The Endless Summer line is enriched with natural oils, candelilla wax and vitamin E. The shade is a "A bright, sheer, punchy pink" and it compliments most looks, especially a neutral but defined eye.

After this purchase I thought I'd treat myself to another Lipstick Queen product (bearing in mind this was about a month after!). I decided to go for the new "summer shade" which happened to be… Jungle Queen!
It's made with natural oils and vitamin E, it's non-sticky, but super opaque! This coral/orange is said to pair perfectly with animal print.

Then along came three more (many weeks a part). I now own Endless Summer lipsticks in Stoked (a sheer bright coral), Aloha (a sheer bright fire red), and Hang Ten (a warm nude). They are all creamy, non-sticky, and super moisturising.

My addiction to these lipsticks is definitely not going to stop any time soon! 

I especially want to try their Vesuvius liquid lipsticks, particularly the shade Vesuvian Candy.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post!

Thanks for reading,

Emily Louise 

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Friday, 18 July 2014

An Ode to Chanel

I have an obsession with Chanel lip and face products. Mostly the lip products.
(Left-Right) Rouge Coco Shine, Lèvres Scintillantes, Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, Rouge Allure Lipstick, Rouge Allure Laque
Here's a rundown on the ones I own, my favourites out of the ones I own, and why.

My favourite long lasting lip gloss and the first Chanel item I owned is the lovely Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. They give a lovely light to medium colour, non-sticky, super moisturising, and they smell amazing!
I have shades 56, 61, 61, 57, 52. My favourites are 56 'Imaginaire' and warm pink and 52 'Génie' a peach.

Another of my favourite glosses are the Lèvres Scintillantes. They are also smooth, non-sticky, gorgeous smelling glosses. There are many shades in this formula to choose from, some creamy- others packed with glitter/shimmer.
I have shades 179 and 161, both pinks.

Rouge Coco Shine's had crazy hype a couple years back, and of course I jumped on the bandwagon- except I never got off! They are a light coverage formula, non-sticky, only last about an hour on the lips… but feel amazing! I have a range of pinks, a nude, and even a bright coral…
I have 54 'Boy', 87 'Rendezvous', 85 'Secret', 69 'Flirt' ;), and 56 'Chance'. My favourite is definitely 56 'Chance', a gorgeous baby pink.

I own three Rouge Allure lipsticks, shades 85 'Coquette', 90 'Pimpante', and 95 'Enjouée'. The formula is creamy, but I find it a little drying for my lips because my lips to suck moisture! The shades are fab though.

And finally, I own two of the Rouge Allure Laque's… they were a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid that although they weren't drying - they didn't add complete moisture. I don't dislike them though, and if Chanel still sold them I would definitely buy a brighter shade. I own 707 and 76.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I will be doing full swatches of these products, as well as reviews of my Chanel face products!

Thanks for reading,

Emily Louise 

All product names/numbers are in order of the way they are shown in the picture!
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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tiring Days

So I haven't posted for the past week, however there is a reason behind this!

I've been working at Hyde Park's British Summer Time festival, and I have been working the longest hours and sleeping at every other point. Although my days have been incredibly busy I have had so much fun, and I still have 5 days left... Here are a few pictures to show my time so far!
I'm so smug about my band, get's me anywhere! :)
An amazing rainbow during McBusted's performance of Five Colours in Her Hair!
My colleagues and new friends Clarice and Sophia!
Selfies with Clarice.
And another picture of myself and Clarice, except this time we were 100ft above Hyde Park.
I decided it was a good idea to recline my chair until I actually did it!

I'll be back to regular posts on Monday! 

Emily Louise

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

An Unexpected Haul...& OOTD

I had an entire day to do nothing, so I decided to head into central London and see what I could buy. Of course I ended up in Selfridges, and then I had an epiphany and decided to go to Liberty too. I may have bought some unnecessary items, but hey ho it's my money!

Onto the purchases... 
Selfridges purchases:
  • Deborah Lippman - Glitter In The Air £18; a gorgeous light blue colour with rose gold and light blue glitter chunks (I hate the word chunks)
  • OCC Lip Tar - Queen £11.50; a hot pink lip colour, which I'm planning on mixing with…
  • OCC Lip Tar Matte- Hush £11.50; a light nude/pink 

Liberty purchase:
  • Nars Sheer Glow foundation - Light 4 Deauville £31; so excited to use this! I'll let you know how I get on.

Boots purchases:
  • Good Things Total Wipe Out cleansing wipes £3.49; they're free from parabens, sodium laureth sulphate, mineral oils, and animal ingredients. They seem ok, however I do always cleanse after I use a makeup wipe.
  • Good Things Manuka Honey daily moisturiser £7.99; with royal jelly and bee venom and also free of sodium laureth sulphate, mineral oils, and parabens. I'm in need of a good new moisturiser, so I'll test it for a couple of weeks and see what happens!
  • Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask £10.50; as recommended by Lily Pebbles, the tube does take it's toll on your skin, and I'll be working very long and very busy hours… I shall be testing this mostly on my t-zone. 
  • Ecotools Retractable foundation brush £9.99; this is to go with my Nars Sheer Glow.
  • Ecotools Airbrush concealer brush £5.49; for my concealer, as I seem to be putting it on a little too heavy at the moment.

And here is my OOTD, I've never done one of these so don't mind the shameless selfie in the full length mirror! ;)

Top - H&M organic cotton, Jeans - Topshop Joni, Shoes - White Converse, Bag - Louis Vuitton Speedy 3.0, Bracelet - Tiffany & Co, Rings - random jewellers.

Emmy Lou x

I tried the wipes to remove my makeup and everything seemed fine, however I did notice that they were fragranced strongly. I carried on but then my face started to feel a little tingly and hot so I went to check in the mirror. I am not even kidding when I say my face was bright sunburn/tomato red! I must have had an allergic reaction to these wipes because as I write this my face is on fire. I washed my face with a calming cleanser and now I have an intensive moisturiser on and a repair cream... Praying for the redness to be gone by the morning. 
This reaction may not happen with most people, but for a company to specify that it's good for sensitive skin, I was not expecting this reaction. This is just a warning to anyone who may have similar skin to me: combination/oily & sensitive. 

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