“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Faith In Nature Samples

http://www.faithinnature.co.uk
PRODUCTS MADE IN THE UK


I have been using Faith In Nature for some time now, & I love them. Recently in my shower is the Seaweed Shampoo & Conditioner. It's great, my hair feels nice and clean! When my hair dries it does not feel weighed down. The products leave my hair easy to style and do a fantastic job of striping the oils from "every day" left in my hair. Ive decided to add some random samples to my CONTEST PRIZE BOX's so my winners can try the products out as well. I'm sure everyone would jump at the chance to try out products that hold up such great qualities as...

* Paraben & SLES free
* No artificial preservatives or colours
* pH balanced
* Fully biodegradable

Strawberry Face


These are amazing couldn’t-be-easier skin treatments.Heavenly!

Strawberry Facial Scrub:

Make a mixture of 1 tsp brown sugar and 2 mashed strawberries.
Brown sugar will remove dead cells and strawberries are going
to make your skin baby-soft.

Apply in the way you would any facial scrub rinse after scrub is complete :)



Strawberry Cream Mask:

INGREDIENTS

3-4 medium-sized ripe strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh heavy cream
1 tablespoon organic honey

Honey–known for centuries as a natural humectant–combined with cream nourishes tired skin and keeps it supple and moist, while the salicylic acid in strawberries cleanses by removing impurities and dead cells.


Mash the strawberries with the back of a fork or puree them in a blender. Add the cream and honey to the puree to form a thick mixture.Apply to the clean face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes, and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off, using bottled or spring water and cotton pads.

If you rather buy yourself a bottle of pre-made strawberry facial, i'd suggest:


Made with real Strawberry seeds that gently buff away flaky skin while natural AHA’s break down dulling build-up to unclog pores and prevent blackheads. It improves skin's overall texture by revealing healthy, glowing skin. BUY

Good Stuff !!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

ANEW REJUVENATE Flash Facial Revitalizing Concentrate



ANEW REJUVENATE Flash Facial Revitalizing Concentrate
004-169

Maximize your anti-aging benefits.

$40.00



Anew Says: Revitalizing concentrate maximizes your anti-aging benefits. 3X the RevitaFresh technology*. 1 fl. oz.

Mini-Extraction Technology: Formulated to work like thousands of micro-extractions to help visibly shrink pores.
Exfo-Smoothing Complex: Designed to resurface skin to help clarify and reveal a fresher, younger look.
Revitafresh Technology: Engineered to reinforce cell bonds and help make skin look more even and smoother.

Instantly skin feels cooled, looks dramatically revitalized. Texture, tone & the look of pores are visibly improved; visibly blurs imperfections.
In just 7 days Begins to fill in the look of fine lines. Skin tones appears more even; pores seem to vanish.
In just 2 weeks Skin looks dramatically younger.


BUY ME

My Thoughts: WOW alright so when it comes to skin products I'm a junkie. I think it's better to prevent then treat problems that may come in the future. I use a wide range of skincare products. I bought this cream online perhaps in January and I've been using it ever since. I love it !! I didn't expect to much out of it well because it's focus is to prevent wrinkles and I'm currently 23. The cream made my skin instantly smoother. It went on nice and easy and sinked into my skin like silk. I only used one pump it gave me the amount of a penny. it covered my entire face and neck :) The scent is non existent. The cream is not like some creams, "thick" !! It applies a very thin layer feeling like you have not put anything on your face at all.



I love to apply this in the morning after my face has been washed and I apply my firming cream. I apply it and it dries and smooths instantly. It makes a nice canvas for my makeup. I notice my foundation and powder even goes on a great deal better. It does not my makeup blotchy or cake looking.

I notice it has helped over time shrink my pores. When the summer comes I tend to get open pores on my nose if you look fairly closely. This summer I don't see them at all. I'm confident that the cream has had a great deal to do with that. I would defiantly recommend this to any friend of mine :)




Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spread: Warm Inside

Pulled By:

While thinking of summer I wanted to pull an outfit that would be great for an afternoon out on the town having dinner or drinks with my lover.The makeup I would think of to wear would be a earth tones... browns and creams to smoke out the eyes. I wanted to stay true to the light summer colors but add some warm accents to balance it out.I think I acomplished just that with the spread above. What kind of outfits are on your mind for nights such as these?!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blog Love Award

Ive been sent blog awards from the sweetest girls. I'm so glad there are people that enjoy my blog. I have a lot of fun writing out the posts and sharing my thoughts on cosmetics and such and i'm so glad my voice can be heard with you all !! Ariel has tagged me for the "blog love" award and she has sealed my day with a smile. I'm so thankful for the friends i've made here and I very much look fwd to the posts given.



The way this works is each person I tag will carry on the tag with a Blog Award they have made so each time its different. Unique idea if you ask me. Makes it all the more fun :) With that being said I will list the tagged ladies below :)

Ariel
MIMI
Kimberley Neill
Lovely Violet
Deanna
Marie
Jen Chen
Sara Hassan
Eva
Emily
Edwina
Pleased to know you girls !!

Beauty Rush (Wet - Dry Shadows) Review + giveaway!


I bought these from Victoria's Secret on a random trip to buy some Beauty Rush body spray. The colors instantly caught my eye. Come on thats like hanging candy over a child for a makeup addict ye?! :)My thoughts on them are clear. The formula is very silky, they glides on smooth and blend beautifully. They are good quality for the price. Ive had a lot of friends say they get a lot of fall out with these eye shadows, but I never had that problem. I apply a little at a time and build the color and they work nicely. The Shadows last throughout the day on top of my primer,and are nicely pigmented. I am very fond of them. I plan to go back and grab all colors and stock up!! I know these have been out for some time but I just started to wear them a few weeks ago. They are super cheap and I think these would be perfect for someone new to makeup or anyone who just loves a great eye color :)

http://www.victoriassecret.com/

Cheap NARS?!


NARS: Five NARS signature shades for creating the perfect pout with serious shine. Wear alone or custom blend to your heart’s (and lips) content. Encased in a sleek, black flip-top box.
Contains: Striptease, Orgasm, Bloodwork, Harlow, Triple X.
Price I found it for!! No Joke --> $25.00



I also got the Dual Ended Lip Gloss - Giza/Boogie Nights
NARS Says: Exclusive! Pairing Boogie Nights and Giza creates a striking dark vs. light contrast of rich, metallic raspberry and pale nectar, for two equally sophisticated looks.
Price I found it for!! No Joke --> $15.00

So Guess what!!: I thought I should post a quick blog and let you all know I found NARS cosmetics at TJMAXX !! They sell them for half the price! I couldn't believe it when I saw the sleek black boxes just sitting there on the shelves screaming to me... BUY ME !! Ive been looking at these shades for a while online and just never got them. I placed them in my "basket" online and never seemed to buy them. I'm glad I held out. The colors are all very pigmented and they look great over lip color. They do the job a lipgloss should. Some people don't like the formula of the lip gloss, maybe they think it's a bit thick. I like it because it lasts long :) I think I might end up going there often to see what else they get in :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

ThankYou !


I just wanted to say thankyou for all of the comments and feedback i've been getting from everyone !! I appreciate each and every single person. Ive grown a bit addicted to my blog, I love the friends I have made here and I love that I can share my thoughts on beauty with people who understand.
:)
Make sure you all enter my contest, I have many planned for the future !!
ENTER CONTEST HERE

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I put together a box ;) + giveaway

I knew I needed some kind of storage to keep all my back ups and makeup unopened, so I thought id take on a project today :) Below I thought it would be fun to show you step by (well skipped a few) step !! :) I bought the box on top of the other, this box was £8.98

So ehm ye... thats a whole lotta parts o.O


mmmhmm O.o




I did it, I did it (happydance)

Friday, May 21, 2010

My 1st Blog Award :)


The Rules:
-Give this award to 10 sweet bloggers.
-Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you. (Ariel)
-Put the award on your blog.
-Let your nominated 10 know you've awarded them by leaving a comment.

I'm so glad this award came from Ariel. I stopped posting on my blog last year and in the past couple weeks ive started up again. I'm actually addicted a bit. hehe She is one of my followers that actually reads my posts and "follows" them. I appreciate this in a big way Miss!! Thankyou you made my day :) :) :)

my nominees are:
Ariel
Edwina
Marie
Eva
MiMi
Kimberley Neill
Deanna
Sandra
dose of sugar
naturalnchicmakeup

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Maybelline Dream Mousse Review

On a positive note I tried my best to show you the up side to this product,the packaging... yeee

Product Details

Like the blush, the shadow comes in a cute little glass pot with screw-on lid. In fact, the only difference is the size, with the shadow coming in a slightly smaller pot with .12oz of shadow. Pricing in stores varies, but regular price is typically $6.00-$7.00


What Maybelline says about Dream Mousse Shadow:

-Scientifically advanced mousse formula blends like a dream and wears like a super-smooth powder.
-The air-whipped texture provides luminous, long-lasting color on eyes.
-Glides on smooth and blends easily for seamless color without creasing or fading.

My Thoughts:

Blush
I like the blushers a lot for days where a bit of gold reflex in a blush is appropriate. It gave my cheeks a nice color & had a nice luminous finish. I like the nice whipped texture and found it very easy to apply. I used an blusher application brush to pat on and blend in color to make it look as natural as possible.

Shadows
I expected a similar experience with the shadow. However, from the get-go I had problems. I noticed that it appeared a bit drier than the blush and it was hard to run my finger tip over the shadow to get some on to apply. It sort of sticks to my finger in a clump of mess. The texture of it was far from mousse-like, in my opinion. Trying to apply this evenly and smoothly, even though I do wear a shadow primer, proved to be a difficult task. I really had to work hard to blend it and get a nice smooth finish. I also noticed it does not go on even and is not what a shadow should look like at all. I tried then to still think positive and just use them as a base... no ladies. Don't. Adding to my disappointment was that this shadow really lacks pigmentation. Once I applied it and smoothed it out, the shade was considerably lighter than it appeared in the pot. I tend to go for a smokey look when using brown or taupe shadows, but this certainly wasn't giving me the look I was going for. Now, I have used a lot of cream shadows and know that many are designed to be layered so that they can provide either a subtle or more dramatic look. But I found that layering more on only caused the shadow to crease and create a chalky look.

The wear I got out of Dream Mousse Shadow was less than satisfactory, too. By mid-day it had faded and the creasing had got even worse. Trying to do a touch-up was just too much to deal with. I also noticed that some of the shimmer from this shadow had migrated to my under-eye region. In fact, I noticed when using this my sensitive eyes started itching, most likely due to particles flaking off and getting in my eyes.

Horrid product. I had 15 pots of blushers & shadows,bronzer. I don't use either of them. I use the blushers once in a greeeeeat while... but all in all it was a waste of time and money. Hopefully a new formula will be put into action.

Mint Julep Face Mask



Alright so we all spend a lot of money taking care of our skin i'm sure. It's hard to find products that work and are at good price. This mask is really cheap !! Ive been using it for a few months now. I will say that being a sucker for packaging ummm... the package it comes in is a squeeze tube like most masks but the design is not so pretty. It's also hard to get product out when nearing end due to the thick substance. I depotted mine into a pot. I find it easier that way. The smell is divine. I like mint smells more like winter mint gum smelling to me :) It cools my face when applied and is pleasant while wearing due to the refreshing sense it gives the skin. The mask I leave on for 20 - 25 minutes I like to let mine sit for a wee bit. When washing off the skin I use warm water then a cool cloth to pat face afterwards. It is a bit tough to wash off the face because its so think but I don't mind it at all. Mint Julep leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. All in all I love this mask and think it's great for the price !! I would definitely suggest it to a friend and I will continue to keep it in my skincare collection :)

Good day to you !!

p.s Always remember to be careful with the amount of times you use a face mask, you can dry out your skin !!

Inspirational Shades

Everyday I run, it's important to keep your body active for a number of reasons, during my run yesterday I noticed other things due to my mind for once staying silent. The sun was about to go down it was 7:oo or so. The flowers were bloomed at their prettiest shades !!



I had to stop and take a picture for you guys. I tend to get makeup look ideas from youtube or magazines but now it's more from photographs I see random places and now I have some of my own. Soon I'll be posting up a summer flower series based off the inspirations of well.. you know :)



I'm going to post these looks and products I used here on my blog soon (watch out for them !!), would love to know what you guys think. What kind of flowers would you suggest, what do you want to see?!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Review: Clinique Moisture Surge



Price: $50 Macy's for a 1.7 oz jar
Use: A lightweight face moisturizer; doubles as a moisturizing mask

Clinque:
Clinique claims that Moisture Surge maintains the natural balance of moisture in skin during environmental shifts, thanks to ingredients like sorbitol, trehalose and glycerin that bind extremely well to water. While in a proper state of moisture balance, skin becomes more receptive to beneficial ingredients and also stays in its optimal repair mode all day long.


My thoughts on this product:
I loveeeeeee it. Im very picky when it comes to the products I use on my face. I use all sorts of different creams on my face all day and night long and I find it hard to find beauty creams that are not going to harm my skin in some way as in breakouts or drying my skin. Ive never had these problems with this cream.It leaves my skin nice and soft and I dont feel the need to re apply until afternoon hours.Using Moisture Surge I definitely feel that my skin is properly moisturized. In the past, with other lightweight moisturizers, my skin starts to tighten up by midday. That hasn’t happened with Moisture Surge. Plus, it doesn’t break me out rapid temperature and humidity swings wreak havoc on skin. I give it a 10/10 I will use this product and dont plan on changing to another until its taken off the market.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

LOLA Sand & Sun Bronzer


A BIT ABOUT "LOLA" 
The name “Lola” was chosen as the perfect embodiment of all that is confident, 
sexy, mysterious and daring in women. The name symbolizes the empowerment of women through beauty. “There is a little Lola in every woman” and she always gets what she wants!Its based out of France how awesome is that!? :o !!


MY TAKE ON LOLA BRONZER:
The two colors in Lola Sand & Sun Bronzer let you decide just how bronze you want to be. Shimmer is very light (which can be good or bad depending on what you want), but the color goes on strong so you won't need more than a few swipes. I found this bronzer does not make me orange like some bronzers do thats enough to love it !! The best part? The product lasts all day so your tan won't go down with the sun. I love this product I rate it a 10 out of 10. Ill be taking this bronzer into the winter days with me :) I love it !!



I love LOLA Cosmetics, Visit the website

Night Out

Pulled By:RenayShanel

My lover and I have a pretty big week next week so when I look for something to wear for a night event I want it to be perfect :) I like the idea always of dresses and heels, I mean it's one way to never go wrong. I wanted to ground the lipstick recently released from MAC "viva la gaga" I think the dress does a great job of it. The simple detail of it makes it classy but does not forget to give you that sexy edge your guy will sure to notice.

When I go out I like to carry only a small amount of stuff. Credit cards, cosmetics for touch ups, and my cell phone of course. I don't need a large bag as I would for work or day time events. I like to carry a satchel for better use. Plus it show cases nicely against the garment you choose :)

I cant wait till my big week with him this will be one of many outfits but hey at least I got one night covered hehe

p.s I have yet to pick my heels for this... hmm so many decisions.

Mystery Box Prize Giveaway !!


Mystery Box Prize Blue - 1st Winner
Mystery Box Prize Pink - 2nd Winner

My sister is having a baby perfect reason I think to have my first giveaway!! :)



Each prize 1 & 2 will come along with a gift box jam packed full of cosmetics, beauty products & random other things :) Such as items like MAC Samples,Red Cherry, NYX, Sinful Colors,Bath Soaps, jewelry,Faith In Nature, Victoria's Secret + more !! Each box may has some of this and some of that all products are not in each box but divided between the two. :)





... So onto the rules. :)

You must be a follower to enter(blogger,twitter,facebook),new or old but you must actually want to be here for the love of beauty not for just a prize :)

To enter, comment on this post saying +1 'Enter Me' along with your email address(in case you win)
Extra entry's
+1 List the giveaway in your sidebar & leave a link to your blog.
+1 Make a post about it & leave a link to your post.
+1 Recomend a beauty product
+1 List your favorite color

Attention: If you are sending me an email entry please tell me your name that shows on your profile wherever you may be following, thanks.


You can have a total of 5 entries !!
This giveaway will end on my sister's due date !! (Monday 26th of July)
i'll figure out the winner using random.org so it is completely fair. :)
If you have any other questions, you can send me an epost: hunnylovins@home.se
Good luck :) xxx

P.S. I know I dont have many followers, but giveaways are fun so this giveaway is just to thank my followers.



Make sure you place your comment on this post if it's on another it won't be counted !!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Working Women



When I go to work I try to look my best and still be stylish. ive pulled together an outfit to try and show you what I would wear on a typical day at work. I got an epost about it and I will be doing a series of outfits to answer the question :) I work in a large company and I am around people all day it's important to look your best I believe and make a great impression. Skirts and dresses are my favorite kind of clothing but I guess slacks would work just as well for work. But it's summer !! Show a little leg ey ;)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Creating Summer

Pulled By:

I have a bad habit of shopping and wanting everything I see and then coming home to see that what I have put together is just not what I wanted at all.. It's like the look I wanted to go for is slightly off. I found a website that allows you to pull an outfit and add whatever it is you want to it. It's divine !! I pulled this just the other day and printed it out, I did some research online and plan to find a similar outfit. I think it came together in a beautiful way and the colors for me are just perfect. I adore dresses and seems like thats all I really wear for summer days. What kind of outfits have you pulled?! What are your favorite summer time colors for 2010!?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pretty Purples


Love purples this summer !!
It's one of my favorite colors for night :) Black is everyone's go to but why so deep in color something more vibrant is what I seek. This is a beautiful layout designed in the up most favor of most i'm sure of. I saw this and I melted. Gorgeous !! I can think of a million places to wear this,stunning !!

The bow detail on the shoes is just beautiful. Seems to be the bow is everywhere now a days right. Come on with a cute pair of shoes on like that how can your night possibly go wrong!?

Cappuccino Vegan Cupcakes


Cappuccino Vegan Cupcakes Ingredients

2 c flour, all-purpose
1 1/2 c organic unbleached sugar
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c Baking Butter (or prune puree 1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c apple sauce
1/4 c soy yogurt
1/4 c instant coffee granules — (espresso powder)
1/2 c water — warmed
2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c vegan whipped cream (1 2/4 c soymilk, 2/3 c melted margarine – 80% fat is best)
Cappuccino Vegan Cupcakes Directions

Heat oven to 350 F.
Lightly coat 18 standard-size muffin c with nonstick cooking spray.
Dissolive espresso powder in warm water and set aside.
Whisk together flour, organic unbleached sugar, cocoal powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
Sitr together baking butter (or prune paste), oil, apple sauce, soy yogurt, dissolved espresso and vanilla in a large bowl.
Stir in the flour mixture just until blended.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each c about halfway full.
Bake in 350 F. oven 17 to 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Cool cupcakes in pan for 3 minutes.
Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
Just before serving, frost each cupcake with a tablespoonful of whipped topping.
Sprinkle with cocoa powder through a fine-mesh seive.

Vegan Strawberry Frosting Ingredients

3 c unbleached organic sugar
1/2 c margarine, softened (80% fat is best)
1/4 c soy milk
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/4 c mashed strawberries
Vegan Strawberry Frosting Directions

Mix margarine, milk, and vanilla.
Blend in sugar and strawberries.

Vegan Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

3 c unbleached organic sugar
1/2 c margarine, softened (80% fat is best)
1/4 c soy milk
1 1/2 t vanilla
Vegan Buttercream Frosting Directions

Mix margarine, milk, and vanilla..
Blend in sugar.

Vegan Raspberry Frosting Ingredients

3 c unbleached organic sugar
1/2 c margarine, softened (80% fat is best)
1/4 c soy milk
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/4 c mashed Raspberries
Vegan Raspberry Frosting Directions

Mix margarine, milk, and vanilla.
Blend in sugar and Raspberries.