Sunday, 22 January 2012

Top Ten MAC Lipsticks!!


Hue
(Glaze)

Costa Chic
(Frost)

Creme Cup
(Cremesheen)

Fleshpot
(Satin)
This is pro product, so can be bought either at pro stores or by phone.

Saint Germain
 (Amplified)

Speed Dial
(Cremesheen)

Shy Girl
(Cremesheen)

Pretty Please
(Lustre)

Innocence Beware
 (Cremesheen)
This was limited edition with the Venomous Villains collection, but I hear it's being re-released this February.

Pro Longwear in Dress It Up

What are your top ten MAC lipsticks?
Katey
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Monday, 16 January 2012

Toning Blonde hair: Redken Color Enhancer

If you're a blonde and you're looking for a purple toning treatment that will restore your locks and knock out brassiness, then look no further.

Redken Color Enhancer is by far my all time favourite treatment for yellow/brassy hair!


Toners such as this contain lilac/purple pigments that disguise yellow hues and make hair look refreshed as if you've just stepped out the salon.

You can buy many different kinds and they come in either a conditioning formula or a shampoo.

The main problem I've found with these products (particularly the shampoos) is that many are far too deep a colour and end up making my hair look extremely ashy/grey.

Redken Color Enhancer in Perfect Platinum is a lovely light lilac coloured cream that never leaves my hair looking ashy. Instead it looks a lovely white shade of blonde.

I try to use this at least once a week to keep my colour looking fresh and keep brassiness at bay. It may be on the slightly pricier side than some drugstore treatments, but I've not found anything that gives the same effect as this product.

If you're a blonde or have been in the past, what products have you used to keep away brassiness?

Saturday, 7 January 2012

YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

I'm not usually one to go for high-end mascara, but while on the airplane to Lanzarote a few months ago I purchased YSL Faux Cils. It was on a whim really and may have had something to do with the magazine I was reading where Coleen Rooney said she loved it for big, full lashes.
I think it cost about £20 which in my eyes is quite ridiculous, but I would certainly be tempted to buy again because I love everything about this mascara!

Firstly, the brush is lovely and soft. The previous mascara I'd been using (Maybelline False Lash Effect) had a brush that was so hard it would hurt if I got it too close to my eye!
It also smells lovely, which I know isn't something that is important when choosing a mascara and could possibly be a problem for someone with really sensitive eyes, but it's a nice touch that I haven't noticed with drugstore mascaras. It makes it feel more luxurious, particularly when paired with the gold packaging!

The effect it gives is full, luscious lashes that is achieved after only one coat.

To get an even fuller effect you can apply a few more coats.


I'm not saying it's the best on the market, and I'm sure there are cheaper mascaras that give just as full lashes. But I haven't found one and of all the mascaras I've used over the past couple of years YSL Faux Cils is by far the best.

Do you have any recommendations for mascaras that give lots of volume? I've been wanting to try Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Excess...anyone tried it?
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