Monday, 27 August 2012

The big beauty box debate.

I need your help. You. Yes you, sitting there in your pyjamas. I see you.

Basically, I've been following the whole beauty box scene for a long time now. And I've finally succumbed and decided that I'm going to subscribe to one. But I am so torn, there are far too many to choose from and I need your help deciding.

Glossy Box was the first beauty box that I was introduced to (originally by Sara from Swalkermakeup I think) and one which has always appealed probably the most to me. Plus the packaging of them always seems goorgeous and really well presented. The reviews I've seen on it monthly have always been consistently good and it seems to very rarely disappoint but I think I want to hear specifically from someone who adores it that I should take the plunge!

The next beauty box I'm considering is Jolie Box which has also had some really good reviews over the past few months and has had some brilliant samples in it.

Any other beauty boxes you love?! I'm completely open to suggestions and I'd love to hear what you all think of any beauty boxes!

Lots of love Daisy xxxx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

YSL Rouge Volupté Lingerie Pink - Review

So I know the title of this post says that it's a 'review' but quite honestly, it isn't. It's a RAVE! I have been in love with the YSL lipsticks for honestly about a year now, lusted over them whenever I went past a counter and swatched them on the back of my hand wistfully, much to the annoyance of the snotty YSL makeup ladies. So, I know that at £23.50 the Rouge Volupté lipsticks aren't exactly cheap. But oh my god they are pretty! 
Seeing as I have been lusting over these lipsticks for such a long time I don't feel as bad for splurging slightly, especially seeing as I picked it up at duty free on my way back from Greece as my flight was delayed and I needed a pick me up! And pick me up it did.

The colour I ended up choosing after dithering for ages was Lingerie Pink; I am so glad I did. I haven't stopped wearing it since I bought it, and I wanted to get a shade that I would actually wear rather than just add to my already vast selection of unused lipsticks. It's a beautiful baby pink/nude colour. It's so creamy and applies like a dream. It leaves my lips feeling nourished and soft,lasts a good couple of hours on my lips and covers my quite naturally pigmented lips well.

Having said all that, as fickle as it sounds though I think the thing I love most about this lipstick is the packaging, the beautiful gold casing feels weighty and luxurious, and feels like a proper grown up lipstick.

What's the beauty item you've splurged the most on? Do you regret it?

Daisy xxx

Lingerie Pink on the lips
Lingerie Pink Swatched 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver - Review

For about 2 months now I've been working at the Body Shop, and for someone that has always loved the Body Shop's products it's been fantastic so far. It also means that I've been introduced to tons more products, whether it's skincare or their makeup ranges. But one stand out product for me which I purchased about 2 weeks ago and have been using every day is the Vitamin C Skin Reviver.

The Vitamin C range is sold directed at 'Dull Skin' but really it's suitable for most skin types. My skin type is pretty combination, I get very dry around my t-zone and my pores get clogged easily so I can't use too rich of a moisturiser or I break out. After having  used this for 2 weeks straight I have noticed my skin to be much brighter and clearer and my make-up has genuinely lasted longer after using this as a primer. 

A couple of pumps is more than enough for my entire face, and it comes out an orangey tinged serum which makes my skin feel so velvety and smooth creating a really lovely base for my makeup.I've been using the Skin Reviver in the morning as a primer for my makeup and at night when I take it off before I go to sleep and I absolutely love it. It's got a really citrus-(y?) scent which I normally wouldn't really like but it smells fresh and wakes me up a bit. It doesn't clog my pores or break my out so all in all. Happy bunny! :) Vitamin C Skin Reviver retails for £13 which seems a fair price for a serum and a primer combined and I would definitely repurchase!

Q- Have you tried any of the Body Shop skincare? If so, what? And thoughts please? :)

Lots of Love Daisy xxx