Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Kate Moss Nude Matte Lipstick Range

Hey everyone. Recently, Kate moss has released another addition to her existing Rimmel line. Specialising in the lipstick section, KM has designed her own lipsticks ranging from subtle nudes to electric reds, which all have mainly a semi-matte/matte formula. She has now released the 3 essential matte nudes to her collection. The shades are 40, 43 & 45. Alongside the 'dare to bare' nude lipsticks, she has also brought out her own nail varnishes. The lipsticks are supposed to wear for up to 8 hours with their long lasting formula. Each shade is meant to compliment a certain skin tone.
 
They are available from superdrug, boots and feel unique etc. Sadly I am not able to locate these lipsticks online as they have sold out buy keep an eye out here: http://www.superdrug.com/brandshop/rimmel
 
Buy One Get The Second 1/2 Price on selected Rimme
 

Packaging wise, the products do feel slightly cheap. I don't know if that's because I am so used to my MAC lipsticks, but the plastic isn't really to my taste. However I am a big fan of the nude outer packaging with Kate's signature. They are travel friendly and the lid is secure so you don't have to worry about the lid popping off in your handbag.


In terms of formula the lipstick is very creamy. It doesn't appear matte in the bullet but as soon as it hits the lips, it does turn matte after a few minutes, although it still has a slight shine to it. The formula sits very comfortably on the lips. The lipsticks also own a cupcake/vanilla scent. One thing I was disappointed with was the amount of lipstick. They almost reminded me of tester lipsticks. Compared to other lipsticks, they are much shorter. As for the long levity of the formula, it does not last up to 8 hours. As its very buttery and comfortable on the lips, it lasts around an hour or two... that's without eating/drinking. Im not too impressed with that as the lipstick claims to last a lot longer.

 
SHADE 43:
I would describe shade 43 as a beige toned nude. This would look beautiful on all skins tones however I think would appear more orange on fair skin. This would look amazing with a copper/bronze smokey eye with bronzed skin.
 
 
SHADE 45
Shade 45 is a pink toned nude. This almost reminds me of blankety from MAC.. It's a your lips but better colour. It could pass off as a Kylie Jenner Lip colour.  Its a really delicate nude that would look beautiful paired with a 'no makeup makeup look'

 
SHADE 40
Shade 40 is my favourite shade out of the lot. Its definitely a dupe for MAC's myth lipstick. Its a very pale tone that would look beautiful on darker skin tones, but a sheer wash of this colour on fair skin works just as well. This lipstick strangely has the least product in it. Due to the light colour, this lasts the longest on the lips. This Is the perfect lipstick for a dark black/brown smokey eye.


Overall, I really like these lipsticks and I have been using them so frequently. Each shade matches a particular skin tone,but all 3 can be used for one person. I am really impressed with the comfortable formula on the lips and the beautiful nude colours. I am disappointed with the amount of product you get, and the long levity of wear. Other than that, they are a handbag staple & a nude lovers dream.

S x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Stvdio5 Vegan Food for your skin | Perfect Gifts for Vegan lovers* (Discount Code)

Studio 5 Logo (Brown) CMYK

Hi everyone, so i was sent some goodies by a beautiful brand called Stvdio5. They are a UK based company, producing handmade, natural, cruelty free products. The product line ranges from bath bombs to fragrances. Stvdio5 have also collaborated with Dom and Ink to design these three adorable book marks. 100% sale profit will be donated to BBC Children in Need. So lets take a look at what i received. In total i received a face mask, moisturizer, 4 soaps, a bath bomb and a book mark. 




Face Mask & Moisturiser 


Face mask: Buy Here
Face Moisturiser: Buy Here

Our natural face masks have magnificent absorbent power. This is due to kaolin, a white mineral clay often used in cosmetics to soften the skin. Zinc oxide, another excellent mineral, and Vitamin E are both crucial in the protection and revitalization of skin, essential in the repairing of damaged skin cells whilst simultaneously toning the complexion and tightening pores. Tea tree oil is a great natural antimicrobial and antiseptic agent, also proven to be effective in combatting against certain dermatological conditions including dandruff, acne and lice. Our formula is completely natural and fragrance free. No artificial colorants or scents have been added as often these non-natural substances can interfere with the natural therapeutic properties of the product.This jar contains all of the premium ingredients you find in our powder masks, along with an added extra: charcoal powder, a widely mineral used to soothe irritated and itchy skin.

I have used the face mask twice this week, although only once a week is needed, and my face felt incredibly smooth, soft and my pores even looked smaller! The formula is light and applies like a dream. Instantly, i noticed the tea tree scent to the mask. This in itself is delightful and made me feel clean and fresh. This specific ingredient is also really good for skin well being. 

Straight afterwards i used the face moisturizer. The consistency is again light and less thick than my other moisturizers making it the perfect summer must have. Of course it did moisturize my skin, and it didn't irritate my sensitive skin because it has all natural ingredients and no fragrance, which can dry your skin out. 

Soaps










Soap range: Buy Here

We have enriched our formula by adding kaolin, a white clay which helps to cleanse your skin. Also we added tea tree oil, which is a great antimicrobial and antiseptic agent, also effective in combatting other dermatologic conditions including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and a variety of skin infections. Our soaps contain Aloe vera extract, a powerful source of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and niacin. Aloe Vera helps to provide oxygen to the skin which further strengthens its tissue. A rich blend of healthy and natural ingredients you rarely find elsewhere!

I usually opt for more sweet and fruity smelling soaps, however whilst these soaps smell similar to lavender, they are super calming. I absolutely love the appearance of these soaps they make the perfect gift. They are wrapped in a colorful paper bag with the branded tag, which looks so effective. Even holding the soaps, you can tell they are rich and creamy. They almost remind me of the body melts from lush cosmetics as they are so moisturising. I love how each individual soap has a beautiful feature to it, i.e. a cut of fruit, glitter etc. 


 Bath bombs



Bath bomb: Buy Here

Another one of our favorite products!. Our bath truffles are 100% SLS free, containing only natural and premium ingredients to help your mind and body relax and unwind. They fizz around the bathtub, melting completely on contact with water. Kaolin will gently exfoliate and deep clean your skin, whilst a combination of olive oil and cocoa butter leave your skin supple and radiant. A very SPA treatment for your skin.

I have to break it to you guys, sadly i only have a shower not a bath, so i am not able to fully use bath bombs. However, i took a bath at my boyfriends and wow didnt this little beauty blow my mind. The calming lavender scent de-stressed me. Little sparkles were swirling round the bath and it was like magic. When i stepped out of the tub, my skin felt so soft and soothed. 

Overall Thoughts & Discount Code!

If you are looking for something to complete/make a gift for someone special, this is the website you need to visit. I love the fact that Stvdio5 reiterate that natural is best. From these products, i can see just how true that is. The company is completely natural, vegan, animal cruelty free and the environments dream. I adore both the products and company, and even better i have a discount code for you! Use the code "shannon50" at the checkout to receive an amazing 50% off! Below are my favourite ' gift packs ' from the website, which you can get for only £5.00 each!

(First picture: Candles, Second picture: Bath bombs)

Soy wax candles gift set 

Garden of Eden Bath Bombs Gift Set

*Thank you so much to Stvdio for these wonderful products. Its been a pleasure collaborating. Disclaimer: All views are my own and 100% truthful. These products were sent to me for potential review. Please check my 'About me' page for more information on PR. 






How to get Kylie Jenners Blue Hair: Fudge Urban Hair Art

Fudge URBAN Hair Art Turquoise Noise 125ml
Hey everyone, so i'm sure you have already been there done that and dyed your hair blue, or at least been tempted to buy blue hair dye. More recently Kylie Jenner has sported a light blue hair colour at a bellami launch party. It made me think back to when she had the electric blue hair, around the time of kim's wedding, and the media went crazy. After doing a spot of shopping, i came across this fudge urban hair art colour pictured right, in the shade of turquoise noise.  It was a very close shade to the one that kylie used to have and i thought why not give this a go and have a play around. 

I got home, sprayed my hair and thought... Im going to do a kylie jenner inspired makeup and hair look. I uploaded the video and my subsribers really enjoyed it. So in this blogpost today i want to share with you how to get kylies look for less. I will also post the link below to my youtube video. I also use Drugstore makeup to create her makeup look. 


Before and After








Its safe to say i am obsessed with this hair style and shade. Obviously it will work perfect if you have light hair. My hair is ombre with alot of blonde, so the colour will be super saturated for me. If you have darker hair, im sure it will work but wont be intense. With the spray being under £5, its worth a shot. Click the link below to see my YouTube Tutorial.