MUA – Undress Your Skin – Shimmer Highlighter

Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin - Shimmer Highlighter

Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin - Shimmer Highlighter

Hi Beauty Lover!,

I recently saw MUA Undress Your Skin – Shimmer Highlighter mentioned on Taupe and Pearl’s post (link here to see the post).

As I have been on the lookout for a highlighter to add to my collection, I thought this would be a great one to try. This is an amazing value product as it’s only £3.00, and with its embossed pan, looks seriously more high-end! How could I refuse it….!

As you can see from the swatch it has a lovely glossy pink shimmer, with no large glitter particles to make it sparkly and a little definitely goes a long way.

This is perfect to highlight the tops of my cheeks, my cupids bow and down the centre of my nose to make me look awake and healthy without being overly frosty.

As it’s not so finely milled there is very little fallout, which is great as you don’t want it going everywhere!

I know Kirsty had a problem with the lid of her highlighter, but so far mine is holding up ok.  The only slight con to this would be that this could highlight any large pores if you were to apply too much or having a bad skin day.

This was purchased at Superdrugs £3.00 7.5g, but can be also be purchase online at MUA.

Do you have this highlighter? What are your views on it?

Paula xx

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Sally Hansen No Chip (Really?!) Acrylic Top Coat

Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat

Hi Beauty Lover,

Following on from my Sunshine Award.  I want to award the Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat, my very own Duff Award…

I don’t apply nail varnish that often as it’s something that I am not very good at, I always get it on my cuticles and it looks messy.  So when I do them, I want them to last a few day’s at least before chipping!.

So, when I saw this No Chip acrylic top coat I thought that this sounded like my kind of thing.

Well… I have tried this a few times now, it looks so lovely when you apply the top coat, it makes the nail varnish really shiny and is a glossy to the touch when dry.

But it chips like a mad thing. I thought it was my technique, so I made sure that I use OPI Chip Skip prior to my manicure, but alas, it still chips within 12 hours of applying the varnish, and in weird ways too, on my thumb it has chipped in the middle of the nail varnish, rather than the edge!

So I am sorry Sally Hansen, but I will not be getting/using this again!

Have you used this top coat? what is your thoughts on it, does it work for you?  also, any recommendations for a new top coat greatly appreciated :)

Paula xx

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Budget Perfume – Zara Femme EDT 50ml

Zara Femme EDT

Hi Beauty Lover!,

I was browsing the lovely clothes of Zara’s a few weeks back, when I noticed a woman spraying herself with perfume in the shop, I then got a sudden whiff of the perfume and instantly loved it!

I hadn’t realised Zara had branched off on to the perfume side of beauty (I really must get out more!).

This is such a gorgeous scent and I would say in a blindfold test you would think that it was a high-end perfume.  It is has a slightly floral/vanilla top note with a sophisticated musky base note.

The longevity of this perfume is good, on me it lasts a good 4 hours before having to reapply, but then I do like to spray it on all my pulse points for maximum effect :)

This is sold at a bargainous price of £7.99 for 50mls, and they also sell it as a roller-ball version, which I will get next time I am in Zara, so that I have a handy version for my bag.

It is not the most prettiest of bottles, but for the price what can you ask for!

Have you tried any of the Zara perfumes?  and what is your favourite budget perfume?

Paula xx

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MAC Creme Cup – Cremesheen Lipstick

Hey all,

This is my second lipstick from MAC (also I feel not the last either!) My first was MAC Russian Red.  This is a very popular colour in the MAC cremesheen range.

This is such a super gorgeous neutral light pink colour with blue undertones and suits my pale skin, although on swatches I have seen on the internet, it does look like it suits different skin tones too.

It glides onto the lips beautifully almost like a balm texture and smells lovely too, very sweet like cookies (must try not to eat it!).

My only con to this lipstick although it’s a cremesheen lipstick if you have dry lips then this does like to settle into any cracks or dry bits so keep your lips exfoliated and hydrated and you will have no problems.

MAC Creme Cup

The pigmentation on the MAC Creme Cup is good and lasts on my lips for about 2 hours, so not long lasting but has a nice slightly glossy sheen too, so if you don’t mind reapplying I would highly recommend this lipstick

MAC Creme Cup

Do you own Creme Cup? what are you thoughts about it?



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L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Face Mist

I was looking for a hydrating facial spray to finish my cleansing routine after trying to follow the routine suggested by Caroline Hirons.

So whilst going through all my blogs I love to read on Bloglovin (love, love, love that site!), I got to a post by Jane Cunningham at  a British Beauty Blogger about the l’Occitane Angelica face mist.

Well, it seemed that this is what I was looking for, so promptly purchased it at my local L’Occitane store.  This is my first purchase of L’Occitane’s products, and after using this I don’t think it’s going to be my last!

L'Occitane Angelica Hydrating Facial Mist

The spray is a very fine mist and you only need a quick spray to cover the entire face, neck and decolletage. It soaks in after a few moments, so that you can then apply your moisturiser etc on top.  It is quite cooling when first sprayed, but I wanted it more for the hydrating properties than the cooling.

I have also wanted to see what it would be like to use on top of my makeup and it add’s a slightly dewy look, and definitely freshened up my skin.

The scent is light floral/botanical but not over powering.  I would definitely recommend this spray for anyone looking for a hydrating mist.

This can be purchased online at L’Occitane £10.00 for 50ml. *Bargain*

What is your favourite hydrating spray’s?


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NYR White Tea Enriching Facial Mask

Neal's Yard Remedies - White Tea Facial Mask

This is an absolutely lovely product and It smells divine, it also helps to really plump up and calm my skin down when it’s feeling a little stressed!

Even though it say’s that it’s for dry skin, mine is combination and this doesn’t increase the oily t-zone that I get.  As it’s clay based, it does set on the skin and you get a slight tightening effect.

Ingredients: (From NYR Website

Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Glycerin*, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract*, Alcohol denat., Rosa centifolia (Rose) flower extract, Zinc oxide, Cetyl alcohol, Propolis extract*, Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil*, Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose) oil*, Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant) fruit oil*, Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) extract*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamon) seed oil*, Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus) resin*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Camellia sinensis (White tea) leaf extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Citral, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 59% organically produced ingredients and 26% natural clay minerals.

Price: £25.75 – 50g

You only need to apply a thin layer to cleansed skin, so a little goes a long way!

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