Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Products I Use To Get Thick Hair

My hair is naturally straight, but I still want to have volume and thickness, not pin-straight, thin hair. These are some of the products that I use to make my hair look thick...

1. Wet Hair
Umberto Giannini Frizzi Frizz Off Blow Dry Cream* or Umberto Giannini Volume Blow Dry Spray For Big Hair*
When my hair is wet I either use the Umberto Giannini Frizzi Blow Dry Cream or the Volume Blow Dry Spray. I tend to alternate between these two depending on how my hair has been that week or what shampoo I used (i.e. if it was a deep cleaning one then my hair tends to be frizzier and so I will use the Frizzi Cream). I have used these together in the past and that's also been fine, neither make my hair greasy. Both products are quite similar in that they are heat activated, hence why they need to be used on wet hair. This ensures that your hair is not weighed down or greasy, and that there are no signs of product in your hair. What I love about these two products is that they both contain heat defence properties, so they work as a heat defence spray/ cream, but have other benefits of making my hair either smooth and frizz-free, or voluminous. Both the cream and the spray smell absolutely gorgeous, so are a treat to put on my hair!

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
After I've given my hair a quick blast with the hair dryer I then spray it with a couple of squirts of the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray. I tend to spray a maximum of four (usually three) squirts so that my hair is not too course when it's dry, but this works wonders on providing lots of volume.

2. Blow Drying and Straightening
I then turn my head upside down and blast it with the hairdryer until it's nearly dry. When it is nearly dry I find my parting, and then blow dry the edges with a round brush. Finally, I use my straighteners to straighten any sticky-out ends. I never straighten near the root, otherwise the volume will just drop. The closer to the end of the hair you use the straighteners, the more natural the finish and the thicker the hair looks.

3. Dry Hair
Umberto Giannini Full Volume Hairspray for Big Hair*
When I've got my hair looking how I want it, I spray it with the Umberto Giannini Full Volume Hairspray. This adds a nice hold, but doesn't make your hair hard or sticky. It's quite light, but also adds more volume and locks that volume in with the hairspray hold.

Umberto Giannini Dazzle Shine Spray*
Finally, I spritz a bit of this shine spray all over my hair so that it looks glossy and healthy.

What do you think about these products? Do you have any product recommendations for getting thick hair?

Rosy x

Friday, 25 April 2014

Soap and Glory Orangeasm Body Wash

Say hello to Soap and Glory's latest range: Orangeasm! As always, it's cheekily named, and this range contains a body wash, a body lotion and a fragrance spray. I've been trying out the body wash over the last couple of weeks and it certainly is very fresh!

I thought it would smell very sweet of oranges, but it's actually not like that. It contains green mandarin, Sicilian lemon and sweet orange peel oils. This makes it very fresh and more of a citrus smell than a fruity-sweet smell.  A little bit goes a long way as it's not too runny, so it will last quite a while and you'll get your money's worth for sure. I like that it doesn't lather up too much as it seems to really cover my skin and sink in, rather than just rinse right off. It also makes my skin feel quite soft afterwards due to the moisturising properties.

It really wakes me up in the morning and I think I might get the matching body lotion now too. It's different from the statement Soap and Glory sweet smells, and I think it's a great alternative for anyone that prefers fresher, zesty scents.

Has anyone else tried Soap and Glory's Orangeasm range?

Price: £6.50* Available at Boots and on Soap and Glory's Website.

Rosy x

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

Oh, how this review pains me! This is a product that I thought I would absolutely love. It seems to work wonders on everyone else's skin. Alas, why does it not agree with mine?!

The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is a daily cleanser that claims to moisturise and calm the skin. It contains moringa seed extract, wild sea fennel and vitamin e, which are meant to purify the skin and minimise pores; orange, neroli and mandarin extracts which are meant to rejuvenate the skin; and jasmine, cedarwood and rose, which are meant to recondition dull and dry skin.

Like I said, the world and his dog seem to love this cleanser; I've read so many glowing reviews and was convinced it would be brilliant. I'd still say give it a go if you have normal or dry skin, it just did not agree with my skin in particular, which is normal-combination, and quite sensitive to harsh or overly oily products. That's not to say that oils don't agree with me, I use the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil to take my makeup off every night and have been doing so for a year and a half now, and I've never had a problem with that. 

First impressions of the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm were great. It smells gorgeous and was a real treat to apply. You simply massage it into your makeup-filled face and watch the makeup melt away. It doesn't sting your eyes at all, although I did have to really rub them to get rid of all the makeup; it definitely doesn't work as well as the Shu Uemura cleansing oil in this respect, but I wasn't just using it to remove makeup as I'd use it in the morning too. 

However, after using this cleansing balm for over a month, my skin had become quite bad. I'd broken out worse than I had done in ages. The spots were very big cystic ones- red and sore but they would never come to a head- they were more like hives than spots! These spots were mainly on my cheeks, and there smaller ones on my chin and jaw line. It took me a while to work out what was causing them but, as this was the only thing I'd really changed, it had to be the cleanser. I've stopped using it for two weeks now and my skin is looking much better. Eve Lom Dynaspot and REN ClearCalm3 Replenishing Gel Cream have been amazing at calming my skin down and clearing the spots, but I'm still waiting for them to disappear completely. 

I'm so sad that my skin disagreed with this cleanser, I saved up for it and was so excited to use it. I'll have to pass it onto my mum now and hope that she gets along with it better than I did.

Has anyone else used the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm? I'd love to hear about your experiences with it! Has anyone else had this problem with cleansing balms? 

Price: £36 Available to buy at Space NK.
Rosy x

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

One of the things that Clinique do really well is mascaras. I've tried a lot of mascaras in my time but the Clinique High Impact mascara has firmly remained in my top 3 favourites for over a decade. So, it goes without saying that I couldn't wait to try Clinique's new Lash Power Feathering Mascara.

It certainly has not disappointed. The lashes look much thicker at the root, almost giving a false lash effect but without the tacky band across the top. The lashes are separated really well, making it look like I've got so many more lashes than normal. The formula makes the lashes stretch and separate from the root to the tip to maximise their length. It's quite a small wand so it's easier to get to all the outer and inner lashes, as well as down near the roots. You can add more coats to build it up to make your lashes look thicker for an evening out, or just one coat for a pretty yet natural look for during the day.

The mascara features an advanced thermal technology ensuring that it is super long-wearing, lasting 12 hours without smudging or flaking. Overall, I'm really impressed with this mascara- another winner from Clinique! I would really recommend it to anyone who wants to have pretty-looking and girly lashes.

Price: £18* Available at Clinique counters in John Lewis, Brown Thomas and on Clinique's website.

Rosy x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster

I was so excited to try the Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster as soon as I found out about it, and it really has not disappointed. It is a made to measure fake tan for the face. It's so easy and so low maintenance. You simply squirt a small dollop of your everyday face moisturiser into the palm of your hand, then add up to three drops of the tan oil, then mix it in together. It's very natural as you control how dark you want it to be, although Clarins recommend that you do not add more than 3 drops per use. For my pale skin, 2 drops is fine, and when I go on holiday I'll up it to three.

Because you only use two or three drops at a time, this is going to last absolutely ages. I've been using it every other day for over a month now and I can barely see a dent in it, so you definitely get your money's worth. It doesn't break me out at all- a problem that I've had with other fake tans for the face. I guess it makes a big difference being applied together within your normal moisturiser as obviously this suits your skin type. It doesn't cling to dry patches, it sinks in really quickly and never leaves any streaks. It is fantastic at blending in to the face, you honestly can't tell I'm wearing it at all, I just look a bit more tanned! Also, it doesn't smell of anything which is unusual (in a good way!) for a fake tan. This is definitely a product that is now firmly in my favourites and one that I will repurchase and repurchase. I love it so much that I bought it my mum for mother's day and my best friend for her birthday!

What do you think about this? 

Price: £18* Available at all Clarins counters and on their website

Rosy x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucree Perfume

Angel perfume is very famous and has a very distinctive smell. Although I like the original on other people, I have never owned it as it doesn't suit me. I prefer sweeter, more fruity scents; Angel is a bit too heavy and musky for me. I couldn't believe my luck when I heard about the launch of Angel Eau Sucree. It's a much lighter, sweeter and fruitier version of Angel- very different to the original and definitely my cup of tea!

The scent includes the sweet yet tangy red berry sorbet, a crisp hint of caramalized meringue and the woody patchouli and soft vanilla. These smells combined make it really unique and fresh- I  almost want to eat it! It stays on for a quite a few hours, longer than a lot of perfumes I own. I can still smell it on my wrist after three hours for sure. Also, the actual bottle is gorgeous! It's very princessy with glitter around the edges of the blue glass- it makes me think of Cinderella! It's very luxurious and looks great on my dressing table. 

I absolutely love this perfume! It is now firmly in my favourite perfumes league table, alongside Armani Gold, Miss Dior and Lady Million (and possibly Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay!).  I would highly recommend having a smell of this when you're next passing the fragrance department- I think both fans and non-fans of the original Angel will like this.

Price: £42* for 50ml available to buy in the UK from most fragrance departments on 1st May

Rosy x

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

OOTD: Acid Wash

Jumper: Primark
Necklace: Primark
Joggers: New Look
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Joggers are my favourite trend at the moment. They are so comfy, I can't get enough of them! I love how many different varieties there are in the shops; from denim like these ones, to quirky prints or smart evening ones, there really is a pair for every day of the week! I often wear them during the day with a pair of wedge trainers or boots. I like to team the joggers with dressy tops and shoes, as this makes them look fashionable and not chavvy! Also, smarter joggers (I've seen a gorgeous black pair in Topshop which I really want!) can be dressed up with heels, a crop top and a clutch bag for a night out and look fab!

So, joggers seem to be the most versatile item in my wardrobe at the moment! Perfectly light for spring/ summer, I think I'll be getting a few more pairs in the future!

What do you think about joggers?

Rosy x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Monthly Favourites

Here are the products that I've loved the most over the last month or so...

Umberto Gianinni Morning After Dry Shampoo
I've only ever used the Batiste Dry Shampoo before and so this Umberto Giannini one was a great surprise! It smells gorgeous and really refreshes my hair. It stops my hair from looking greasey but doesn't leave any residue or any white patches when rubbed in. It gives my hair another day before I need to wash it, which is always great when I'm in a rush!

Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Moisturiser
I've only been using this moisturiser for about two weeks now so it's not really long enough to do a full review yet. However, I had to include it in my monthly favourites because, after using it every day since I got it, my skin is already much better! I've had a really dry forehead for months now and this moisturiser has completely got rid of that- the only moisturiser I've found that does so! Also, it mattifies the oily areas on my face simultaneously, and my skin just generally looks clearly and fresher. I'm loving it so far!

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster
I am absolutely in love with this product! It's brand new; before it came out I was counting down the days until I could get it (see my excited post here!). It's a made-to-measure fake tan, so you simply squirt a dallop of your normal face moisturiser onto the palm of your hand, and then add up to three drops of the tan oil and mix it together. It provides such a natural looking tan, I look so much better when I use this! It doesn't look orange, doesn't leave any streaks, doesn't smell and doesn't make me break out! Like I said, I'm in love with this product! I've got a full review coming up soon but it had to be included in my monthly favourites first!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
This brush ensures that my foundation goes on really smoothly in a quick amount of time. I've been using it for around two months now and it makes my foundation look so much better. As with all Real Techniques brushes, it washes absolutely fine; it's got the quality of a high end makeup brush but without the huge price tag.

Clarins Instant Concealer
I've never really used concealers much but around late February I had a bad breakout and was very busy, so my eyes and skin were looking tired and irritated. This concealer has been a little life saver in terms of my appearance. It completely covers up my bags, brightening up my whole eye area. It is heavy enough to cover up spots, but not too heavy so that it looks obvious or cakey. It blends into my face and the rest of my makeup very well. It's been my favourite concealer for ages now and it's amazing to have on hand when your complexion is playing up!

Illamasqua Eyebrow Gel
This is a product that I've been using and loving for a while now- this is my third tube of it- so I thought that it warranted a mention. It sets my eyebrows every day, all day. It doesn't leave any residue whatsoever and the brush means that it's not a messy application. It's simply the best eyebrow gel that I've tried to date.

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Due to my new found lipstick obsession, I've needed to keep my lips in better shape. There's nothing worse than lipstick highlighting and clinging to dry patches on your lips. I've been using this every morning just before putting my lipstick on and it's got rid of the dry patches and made my lips super smooth before my lipstick application. It tastes scrumptious so it's a little treat to apply too!

Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick In Beige 101
This is the perfect nude lipstick. It's so similar to my natural lip colour that I can wear it all the time. It simply makes my lips look so much better but in a very subtle way. It's the softest, smoothest, most moisturising lipstick that I have ever tried. Yes, it's a treat and a luxury purchase, but it's so worth it and the quality can be seen and felt on the lips; it's a dream to wear.

Clarins Gloss Prodige in Coral Tulip
This lip gloss is just lovely; I've been wearing it most days this last month. It's not sticky at all and it tastes like raspberries! It's hydrating on your lips, due to the raspberry oil in it, and the shine is natural one- not too glossy or tacky. It contains a gorgeous coral pigment that looks sophisticated and is perfect for spring. See my full review here

Bourjois Lip Crayon in Fuschia Libre
This year I've become a lot more daring when it comes to lipstick. I absolutely love this bold pink colour! The Bourjois lip crayons are really smooth and hydrating, with a slightly glossy finish- which I much prefer to a matte one. The staying power of this lip crayon is very impressive, it lasts hours before needing a top up. See my full review here

Aveeno Hand Cream
This is the best hand cream I've ever tried. I used to use either the Soap and Glory Hand Food or the L'Occitane hand cream, but decided to give this one a try after the doctor recommended it to my parents. I put it on at night and, no kidding, my hands are so soft for the whole of the next day! I wash my hands a lot, and use antibacterial hand gel all the time (I know I have OCD haha!) so my hands do take a bit of a battering, but this hand cream seriously looks after them and they aren't sore or dry at all anymore!

What do you think about these products? What are your favourite products at the moment? 

Rosy x

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A New Hair Cut At Umberto Giannini

I recently had my hair cut at the new Umberto Giannini hair salon in Harvey Nichols, Manchester. The salon itself is very chic and has a designer feel to it- see full pictures of the launch party here. All the products used were high end, such as Kerastase, Unite, and, of course, Umberto Giannini. I'm trying to grow my hair a little at the moment so didn't want too much chopped off, but as it's been looking quite limp recently, it needed more shape and oomph. The Stylist, Ruby, added lots of layers to my hair, making it very choppy and bouncy, but kept the length that I wanted, just without any of the dead ends! Ruby also styled it in loose waves rather than my usual straight style, and it's a look that I'm now practising at home as it's a refreshing change.

The Salon is on the Ground Floor in Harvey Nichols, Manchester, and if you want to book an appointment call 0161 828 8840. Prices vary from £36 for the Graduate Stylist, to £43 for the Stylist, £48 for the Senior Stylist, £54 for the Senior Creative and £60 for the Principal Stylist, for a cut and blow. 

Rosy x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

OOTD: Sports Luxe

Mesh Top: Zara
Basic Cami Top Underneath: Primark
Shoes: H&M

Levi's Revel Jeans have liquid shaping technology fused into the denim at the top of the thighs to provide hold that 'lifts, shapes and defines' a woman's body. You can feel it when you put the jeans on; think support pants but without the ugliness as they're built into the jeans! Also, amazingly, these jeans are really comfortable! I hate uncomfortable trousers and, no matter how gorgeous they are, I'll always be put off wearing them if they're too tight. The Levi's Revel jeans are perfect though. They mould to your shape and really do make your bum look much better! I've been living in mine ever since I got them! The Revel range comes in three different styles according to your shape. They have the Slight curve, the Demi curve and the Bold curve. Each depends on your waist to hip ratio- i.e. if there is not much of a difference from the size of your hips to that of your waist then you will be a Slight curve. The lovely sales assistants in store will measure your curve type and your waist so that you will get the perfect fit. I was the Demi curve. Each jean comes in a range of different colours too- I was really torn between these black ones and the grey ones! I love the black though as I can wear them with anything, dressing them down in the day like this outfit, or up at night with heels and a pretty top. Finally, the Revel jeans only come in two lengths- a 32 and 34 inch- but as I am a 30 inch leg I needed them shortened. Levi's offer a free alteration service on all their jeans- you simply pick them up a week later- brilliant!

Enough about my favourite pair of jeans- seriously they are perfect though, you have to go and try a pair on! The rest of my outfit is channelling a sports luxe vibe with this mesh top from Zara and these cream heeled pumps from H&M. I love the bright orange trim on the Zara top, and the pumps are a comfy way to feel a bit more stylish during the day. It's strange because I used to have a pair of shoes just like these (maybe a slightly lower heel!) when I was about 8 years old! I loved them then and I love them still- is it a sign that you're getting old when you start to see trends coming back around again?!

Rosy x 

Monday, 7 April 2014

High End Beauty Haul

I had a cheeky trip to Space NK and Harvey Nichols last week and ended up getting some beauty treats that I've been lusting after for a while! Here's what I got...

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
This is basically my makeup remover. It has transformed my evening skincare routine, making it a million times quicker and easier. You simply pump three squirts into the palm of your hand and then rub it into your dry, makeup-filled face, and then wash your face with warm water. It doesn't sting your eyes at all and even removes tough mascara. Amazing. I've only ever used the pink one before, which is aimed at oily skin, but my skin is more normal-combination now so this time I bought the yellow one. 

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm
I've heard so much about this cleanser. I've been debating about getting it for about a year now as every blogger and his dog seems to have had a great experience with it. My skin suddenly took a turn for the worst about a month ago with a major breakout coupled with dry patches, and, as beauty experts always say the cleanser is one of the most important products for getting rid of spots, I thought I'd invest in this. It's so gentle and suits all skin types, I look forward to using this regularly and I'll post a review in a few weeks.

Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Moisturiser
Elemental Herbology is not a brand that I have tried before but one that I have read a lot of good things about. My first impressions of this moisturiser are very good. It is suitable for all skin types and states that it balances the skin perfectly (hence the name) by healing sore and dry patches as well as soothing and clearing up spots. It smells delicious too- very fresh! Review to follow in a few weeks. 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
I've used this before but I've not been using it for about two months now as I was put off buying it due to the hefty price tag. However, not using it has made me realise how good it really is.You really do pay for quality and it lasts ages as a little squirt goes a long way. My skin looks brighter, fresher, clearer and rehydrated after using this.

Eve Lom Dynaspot
This is my second tube of Dynaspot. It's a very gentle spot treatment and the only one I've tried that doesn't make the spots angrier or the area around them red. Again, it's quite pricey but it does last a while as you only use a tiny blob each time.

Hourglass Veil Primer
This is a primer that I've wanted to try for a while as it looks very lightweight and like it will really let my skin breathe while keeping my makeup in place. It's completely translucent on the skin but seems to brighten it up. I'll let you know how I get on with it with a review in a few weeks.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
A while ago I asked fellow bloggers on Twitter to recommend a foundation with a medium level of coverage that had a more matte than dewy finish, but not too matte. Lots of people recommended Nars Sheer Glow to me, and so I went for it- I'll let you know my thoughts in a review soon! 

Nars Orgasm Blusher
This is one of the most famous blushers in the beauty world. I've tried and tested it many times in the shops and this time I finally went for it. It's a gorgeous, natural looking blusher that really adds a pop of colour to your face. A full review will be coming soon!

What do you think about my purchases? What high end products would you recommend?

Rosy x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Quintessentially Gifts: Personal Shopping Service For Hermes Bags

The quality, the class and the elegance of a Hermes Birkin Bag is something that I can only dream about at the moment, but dream I do. The Hermes Birkin Bag is one of the most sought-after and famous designer pieces in the fashion industry. It's not surprising that there's a huge waiting list for them! However, a personal shopping service can eliminate all the stress, waiting and doubts when buying such an investment piece. If you're serious about investing such a lot of money in a gorgeous, statement bag, then why not make sure that you do it right and get specialist help?

When I found out about the personal shopping service provided by Quintessentially Gifts*, I thought it sounded like a wonderful idea. Personal shoppers can help you pick the perfect bag; they know which styles are fashionable, which are the most popular and which ones will remain timeless. Quintessentially Gifts is one of the most trusted sourcers of Hermes bags and they reduce the time taken for you to own your own and do all of the important research for you. So if you are looking to invest in a Hermes bag some day, and want to have expert help, then personal shopping is definitely an option worth thinking about.

Does anyone else dream of owning a Hermes Birkin Bag? 

Rosy x

Friday, 4 April 2014

Soap and Glory Bloggers Event

Last week I had a lovely time at the Soap and Glory Bloggers Event in Propertea, Manchester. As usual, I went along with my best blogging chum, Victoria from inthefrow, and we had a very girly, fun evening. Sipping on raspberry and hibiscus champagne and eating scrumptious canapes, we smelt and tested some of the new Soap and Glory products. It was really interesting to hear more about the brand. For instance, I had no idea that the founder of Soap and Glory, Marcia Kilgore, also created the high end beauty brand, Bliss, and the fitness shoe, Fitflops. Before Marcia created Soap and Glory, she was a facialist to big celebs, including Oprah, Demi Moore and Madonna.

The lovely PR manager, Katie, told us about Soap and Glory's 'Hero' products, i.e. their best sellers, such as their Righteous Body Butter, the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss and the Flake Away Scrub. I'm a big Soap and Glory fan and love their signature sweet scent in the body washes, body lotions and hand cream so it was a real treat to smell and apply these all evening. Katie also introduced us to Soap and Glory's new products for Spring/ Summer 14. They have an orange-based theme with fragrances, body butters and body washes smelling very fresh and citrusy (the body wash is called Orangeasm and is pictured above). They also have a new and improved 'Sit Tight Super-Intense' cellulite banisher and 'Sit Tight Saddlebags'. The Sit Tight Super-Intense targets cellulite and fat on the thighs and the bum, and has a rollaball applicator which you use to massage it into those areas twice a day. The Saddlebags version targets the fat and cellulite on the side of the thighs and underneath the hips- known as saddlebags! I've got the Sit Tight Super-Intense version to try and I'll let you know how I get on- fingers crossed it works as it sounds brilliant! If any of you get this or the Saddlebags version I'd love to hear your thoughts too- please leave them in the comments below :)

What do you think about the new Soap and Glory products? What are your favourite Soap and Glory products? I'd love some recommendations!

Rosy x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

March Empties

This months empties are a bit of a mixture, although there does seem to be quite a few Estee Lauder products in there! 

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
This has become a Holy Grail product for me over the last year. It's made my evening routine a million times simpler and quicker as it removes all my makeup instantly with one wash- even my tough eye makeup. It doesn't sting, it's gentle on my skin and it lasts ages. I will be repurchasing this for sure, although this time I'm going to get the yellow one, for normal skin, as opposed to the pink one, which is for oily skin, as my skin is a bit drier recently.
Repurchase? Yes- but the yellow version this time. 

LUSH The Olive Branch Shower Gel
This is my first ever LUSH shower gel and I was pretty impressed with it. Although it was quite runny, it smelt gorgeous and made my skin feel silky, soft and moisturised after using it.
Repurchase? Yes.

Estee Lauder Night Serum
This was a sample size version that I received as part of the bonus gift a few months ago. I applied it under my moisturiser at night and in the mornings my skin looked clearer and brighter- now that it's finished I'm really missing it and will have to splash out on a full sized version as my skin doesn't look half as good without it!
Repurchase? Yes. 

Armani Maestro Foundation
This foundation provides a medium coverage and a very matte finish. It's brilliant for anyone with oily or combination skin. It has a very impressive staying power and sets all day (although I do wear primer underneath it). Full review here.
Repurchase? Not sure- yes if my skin gets oily again and I want a very matte foundation, but not at the moment as I want a slightly more dewy finish (I've gone for the Nars Sheer Glow one instead).

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
I didn't think any other mascara could rival Benefit's They're Real! but this one certainly has. It adds a huge amount of volume and definition to my lashes with absolutely no clumping. I am seriously impressed with this! Full review here.
Repurchase? Yes.

No 7 Brown Eyeliner
I've been using the No 7 eyeliners for years and think very highly of them. Their staying power is brilliant and they're better than some high end eyeliners. The brown was is very subtle and perfect for during the day. It never smudges!
Repurchase? Yes.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss In 09 Rock Candy
I love the pretty pink colour that this lip gloss provides. It is girly and subtle, perfect for during the day. It also tastes lovely! The only thing I didn't like about this lipgloss is that it is quite sticky. Full review here.
Repurchase? Yes probably.

What do you think about these products?

Rosy x
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