Sunday, 27 June 2010

Whiskers on Kittens and Brown Paper Packages…

I thought I’d do another little shout out today about my three fave blogs of the moment.

Katy is being a big, giant show off with her lovely tan from her recent Grecian vacation and telling us how she manages to look all gorgeous and tanned while she’s there.

Laura has 5 seriously interesting facts about the life of Michael Jackson a year on from his super sad passing.

Caroline has a post about supplements that every girl needs to read and take note of. I’ve added everything on the list to my shopping list for tomorrow.

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Notd - Barry m cyan blue




I'm wearing a really bright dress today so thought I'd go technicolour with my nails as well. This is just one coat!

Kisses,
Rebecca xxx

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Tried and Tested - Andrew Collinge Shampoo and Conditioner Review

This review is so overdue!

When I was at the Andrew Collinge blogger event a while back I was very very generously given some products to try and review. Andrew actually chose our products for us individually as well!

My hair is very fine and flat. It also tends to dry out very quickly. Keeping that in mind he let me try out his Purity Volume shampoo and conditioner 606197_l as well as his Salon Moisturise and Protect shampoo and conditioner. 357790_l I’ve been alternating these every time I wash and I’ve never had so many compliments on my hair! Superdrug is running an offer on these at the moment and you can buy any 2 products for just £7! Usually the Salon system is £4.99 a bottle for 500ml. Not bad, eh!?

I have to admit that my favourite days are when I use the Salon products. My hair feels extra “swingy” those days and the shine is terrific! Did I mention that these are the products that are actually used in the Andrew Collinge salons when you go get your hair done there as well? This isn’t just some cheapie diffusion brand for the masses. This is what AC himself would use on a celebrity client!!!!!

I do love the Purity range as well. There is no denying that my hair has had extra lift and volume since I’ve been using it. The smell is beyond divine as well! These are a more natural product. They don’t have any artificial colours or fragrances in them. I did notice that one of the first ingredients on the bottle was the old SLS but you know what, it’s also the first ingredient on the list of my boyfriend’s prescription shampoo for his incredibly uber sensitive skin! I’m starting to question how evil SLS is as an ingredient these days. My scalp hasn’t itched once since I’ve been using these products and I’ve really been putting them through their paces.

Yet another product that will go on my repurchase list and that I’ll recommend to all my friends and family.

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Don’t Be Confused!

This is NOT me!!! I PROMISE! :)

 

LeSalon (click on the pic to go to the link)

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

NOTD barbara daly purplelicious


Do you love this as much as I do? It's a lot more vibrant in person. I've only done one coat of colour as well! What makes me love it even more is that it was only £3! Get thee to your nearest tesco asap! Think I might need to get a back up!

Kisses,
Rebecca xxx

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Monday, 14 June 2010

I’m Guest Posting over at Latest In Beauty Today

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I love this website! Check out the blog and then take a look around the rest of the site!

Guest post is here

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Tried and Tested – Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation

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This is another one of those drugstore foundations I bought ages ago that I intended to review for you. Better late then never! And I’ve been using all of these for ages so they’re all uber tested!

This one has probably resulted in the most compliments for me I think. I’ve been wearing it over Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (more on that in another post) and under a translucent powder. In the mornings at the moment I don’t have time for much so I forego concealer and I’ve been putting it on with my fingers instead of my usual sponge technique.

Friends, people that come to me when I’m working on a makeup counter and colleagues have all told me how lovely my skin looks and that it hardly looks like I’m wearing foundation at all. I love the smooth finish and it makes my skin look super clear. Would it be weird if I wanted to use the word “crisp”? It just looks so fresh! The combination of foundation and translucent powder lightly applied with a brush gives it an almost ethereal appearance.

Dream Satin doesn’t have that icky feeling that a lot of drugstore foundations have. I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all and it’s pretty good at not coming off on your collar and all that sort of nasty stuff.

This foundation definitely gets the double thumbs up from me and I’ll happily repurchase it in the future! You can get yours here!

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Friday, 11 June 2010

Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral Foundation, Mmmm Not So Much...


I've been using this for a while now. When I say a while, I'm talking a long time. I bought a bunch of drugstore foundations ages ago with the intention of trying them out and reporting back to you. I'm only just getting around to it now. But at least you know that they're all really well tested!!!

I'm going to start out with this liquid mineral foundation from Mabelline. I keep it at my boyfriend's house as part of the miniscule makeup kit I keep there. I really do just have to throw it out and take another one over. I've tried it with a few different moisturiser, with and without primer, with and without powder. I keep having the same problem. It makes my face really oily and greasy. To the point where the hair around my face looks downright dirty by the end of the day.

On the upside it has really nice coverage. I love how I look when I walk out the door in the morning! I layer it with a lquid cheek tint and some MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (I LOVE these!). It looks so pretty. But within a couple of hours it's moving down my face at an alarming rate and it feels like BP has taken up residence on my skin. 

The package is nice. It's a glass bottle with a pump on the top. The label does fade away really quickly even without much travelling but that's not so bad. If only it weren't for this greasy situation it would be a product I'd love.

Oh well. Onto the next one!

Kisses,
Rebecca xxx 

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Oooh!!!!

I'm on the train! Www.bigfashionista.blog.co.uk inspired me and now I've got one of those fancy iPhone apps so I can blog on the go!!! Woohoo! Watch this space!!!



Kisses,
Rebecca xxx


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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Guest Post!


Hi!

I'm over at lookfantastic today! Please check it out and let me know what you think!

I should also mention that they have an A-mazing sale on at the moment as well!!!!!

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Nature Walk Photo Shoot

I was approached to do an outdoor photo shoot with Hayley K. I didn’t realise it would actually be a proper nature walk! The model and I were dragging our cases on a super hot Sunday between Highgate and Finsbury Park.

We all met up by the tube and went to a local cafe where we had a snack and a cold drink while I did Chloe’s makeup at the table!

I think we got some lovely pics though. I’m impressed with how Hayley managed to not get any of the five million little green aphids that insisted upon sitting on us all day! Ewwww!

I loved the dark lip colour I mixed up using a Barry M cerise coloured lipstick and some dark MAC lip mix.

Let me know what you think!!!

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Whiskers on Kittens & Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String…

I thought you might like to see some of my favourite tings from the last week! When I say “things”, I’m not actually talking about cosmetics this time! These are the blogs that I read no matter how tired or busy I am!!!

Laura has been showing off her adorable dog again and her bargainista shopping skills with some really amazing dresses from Matalan… www.sofarsochic.co.uk.

As usual the divine Ms H has the heads up on the most amazing news in the cosmetics world. This time she’s done it with a SPACE NK SALE! (Hides credit cards from self immediately) http://beautymouth.blogspot.com/.

Finally, the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead, MakeupByKaty has been taking us on a stroll down memory lane with the most amazing montage of teenage hair, makeup and fashion trends from her youth! LOVED it! http://makeupbykaty.blogspot.com/

I hope these keep you as happy as they have me!

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

The Lip Combination I'm Loving Right Now

I was rifling through my bag last week looking for a lip colour to wear to a wedding with a dress that I didn't have "the right" makeup for. PANIC!!!!!!!!

I found this at the bottom of my bag and I've been wearing it obsessively ever since! It's Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Nude Pink and Benefit KissYou lip gloss over the top. I adore the colour and texture of the Rimmel lipstick. It's almost a pale watermelon flesh kind of colour. It has just enough shine to it as well. The Benefit lipgloss just smells YUMMMMYYYY!!! Surprisingly, the combo has pretty great lasting power as well! A-mazing!



Do you like? Do you go through these phases with obsessively wearing something you randomly found?

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Mushed Nails

This is just a quick semi rant about the phenomenon that is the mushed (pronounced mooshed) nails.
It would seem that every time I paint my nails I have the irresistible urge to do stuff that requires my hands. Yesterday I had to do a couple of my nails more than three times because I kept mushing them!
I was wearing Hollywood Gold my Michael Kors for Estee Lauder as I was going to a wedding. My nails looked sooooo pretty but then I ended up just feeling like a hobo because of all the mush marks I couldn’t completely buff out!
Then, while I was on the train, I was trying to get some change out of my purse and another one mushed! Why does nail varnish have to take so long to properly dry? It drives me bananas! Why can’t someone come up with truly proper fast drying nail varnish/drops/some such??? None of the ones around really truly work.
Does anyone else find they can’t sit still long enough after they paint their nails and go through life with permanently mushed nails?
Kisses,
Rebecca

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Giveaway Winners - Vaseline mini blog reviews

Hi,

The ten people that were the first to comment have all won a lovely pot of Vaseline Moisture Lock so they can do a mini review on it for me. The pots are getting sent out next week but not all of you have come back to me with your address details!

Don't forget to email me on lesalondebeaute@gmail.com so we can get it sent out asap!

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

MyPure – Kosmea Eighth Wonder Revitalising Serum

1172L Do you ever have one of those products that you didn’t think made much difference but when you stopped using it you really did notice what it was doing for you? I think this is one of those products.

I am a serum-o-phile. I can’t have a skin care regime without it. I’m sure you all know how skin has three layers and that our regular moisturisers work on the top layer of skin. Did you know it’s referred to as the “horny” layer? No, not THAT type of horny! Minds out of the gutter please!!! “Horny” as in like a rhino. It’s already done and dusted. The game is over by the time the cells make their way to that layer and all we can do is soften it up with a decent moisturiser.

And that, my friends, is why I’m obsessed with serums. They get down to the next layer of skin so when the cells do reach the top layer they’re in the best shape they can be.

MyPure sent me this serum to review and I have to say it hasn’t made all that much difference. But, I’m not sure I’ve had enough time with it to see that cell turnover yet and I think if I were to stop using it I’d see a difference in the texture of my skin.

I reluctantly haven’t been using a moisturiser over it at night and I haven’t woken up with an itchy, tight feeling face or anything like that. SO miracles do still happen!

I’m not a fan of the packaging. It’s not terribly pretty but that doesn’t bother me so much. It’s the pump. It has aiming issues! I push it over the cotton pad I use to apply and it never hits the mark! FRUSTRATING!!!!! But that is my only complaint.

To read more about this little Aussie wonder or to order your own, visit this link. Don’t forget to let me know what you think!

Kisses,

Rebecca xxx