Wednesday, 24 August 2011

It's time to take the time to create..

I've been playing around wiht my DLSR alot more latley and just wanted to share some of my favourite picutures. I really want to update my camera and get a new body and even some lenses but alas this will not happen for a while soon as they cost a ton.

The cake was my brothers birthday cake, and it didn't last in our house was delicious!
How gorgeous is the cat? I'm not sure where he lives but he comes to my garden sometimes and I love playing with him, he's rather strange though...sometimes when he sees me he will stare at me and then he gets into what looks like a 'i'm about to run and pounce on bird stance' except he just gallops towards me haha. Oh how I love cats and their strange ways.

Friday, 19 August 2011

A look at Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint :Update.

I have been a big fan of Liz Earle products ever since I bought the Cleanse, Polish and Moisturise products so when the absolutely lovely PR team sent me this product to try out I must admit I was excited to do so as I'm a big fan of skin tints. I was impressed with the customer service in store which I spoke about here but even online everyone is so lovely and helpful, it makes me love Liz Earle even more!
The packaging is classic and easy to use, you can control how much comes out the tub as it's a squeezable bottle.
This Skin tint will be the first product of their new make-up range called 'Liz Earle Colour' which they have finally decided to launch (yay!) and this specific product will hit the shelves on September 15th at the cost of £21 for 40ml.
It has been described as something that suits all skin types and is like a foundation but is still lightweight. It has mineral UV protection SP15 but is also packed with natural vitamin E, avocado and borage so it's still has all the good stuff Liz Earle products tend to have making it a more unique skin tint.
It leaves a dewy, even and radiant finish and comes in 3 shades which are Bare, Beige and Beach. I got beach which is the darkest one and if it helps anyone I'm a mac NC44.
And finally below is how it looks blended in....
My thought's...
The consistency is creamy and I used my fingers to put it on (as instructed) and it blended into my skin very well and easily.
I have been using it  for a while now and I personally love it, the cover is very sheer. I didn't expect it to cover up scars and my dark under eye circles but it left me with a gorgeous dewy and light finish. I think this is perfect for good skin days, hot days and also if you don't tend to use heavy coverage like myself. I have been after a product with some SPF in it as well so that added bonus is perfect. I felt as though it gave my skin a lovely glow and would more than certainly repurchase it.
The only downside to me is the lack of different shades, more of a range would be nice as there's not really a shade for people with darker skin.
Update: I have been given some fabulous news that there will be more of a range of shades in the future so more people can enjoy this product!

Also as many of you may know, Liz Earle are eco-friendly and have numerous projects in aid of being green and one of them is providing customers who order this Sheer Skin Tint by mail 3 samples of each of the colours. The reason behind this is to allow you to choose which is the best shade for you rather than trying a full sized product and then realising it's not right for you. They want to avoid unnecessary landfill of good and unused products and I think this is a fantastic way of doing so!
You can sign up here to get a notification of when it's on sale.
Is anyone else planning on trying this skin tint?

Monday, 15 August 2011

Boudoir Prive - First Box - August Les Indispensables

I really wasn't expecting anything in the post for me today and so this was a nice surprise.
I initially wanted to just rip it open and get into the box like a small child opening Christmas present but I slowed down and took some picture of the process! 
So Boudoir Prive consists of 5 samples for £10 each month same as Glossybox however for Glossybox this changes in September as their adding postage costs to the £10
I think comparing this box to Glossybox is going to be inevitable but lets get on with it...

The packaging is lovely, the outer cardboard box is plain compared the glossybox one but who cares? The simplicity is nice and the ribbon and little sticker are pretty. The little note was a really nice personalised touch as well. (I also wish my handwriting was as nice as that!) Inside the note there was also a little booklet with details of all the things inside the box and how to use them along with some half off coupons to give to friends who are not signed up.
Les Indispensables - noun, Fr: Things that are absolutely necessary, essential.
So what's inside I hear you say? Let's have a look...
 Archives 69 and Rien 1.5ml perfume samples. I got Archives 69 from Glossybox not long ago along with a different scent and wasn't really a fan.
 Sachajuan Conditioner 100ml (worth £10)- This a conditioner from a Swedish brand and has 'Ocean silk technology' that suits all hair types and helps detangle hair
 Jane Iredale- Pure Lash Extender and Conditioner sample, not sure what size it is but the 89ml version normally costs £13.00. This product is supposed to encourage the growth of eyelashes and facilitate mascara application. This has to be my favourite sample of them all.
Bloom Green tea treatment and White tea treatment. The green tea  is to help you De-Stress and the white tea treatment is stomach cleansing and helps digest your midday meal. I'm a fan of herbal tea so I will enjoy trying these.

 Olavie (with therapy specialists)- Antioxidant Body Butter Again not sure how many ml this is but the full size 240ml costs £43.55
 Barbor- HSR Lifting Extra Firming Cream sample. Full size normally costs a whopping £82.00 for 50ml. This cream is to prevent wrinkles and is full of active ingredients.
Overall the mixture of samples is nice and its all wonderfully packaged however I'm personally disappointed by this box. The samples seem as though their targeted towards a more older audience. Despite this however a couple of things did stand out for me and so I'm looking forward to drinking the teas and trying the the lash conditioner. The tea seems a bit random but their good for you and I like that there's products for the inside as well as out!
The £10 can easily be justified to say the conditioner is worth £10 itself however I think I will be cancelling my subscription (although knowing my luck next months box will be amazing) just because the products don't really suit me  and many I'm not really interested in (i.e wrinkle cream).
Glossybox fits my needs better however I believe that these beauty boxes although they wont fit every single persons needs and preferences some kind of system should be implemented, like a beauty profile to take into consideration stuff like skin tone/type as well as samples people would prefer as I know many would prefer make up over say perfume samples. I think making it more personalised will be more successful with people as they will less likely to be as many disappointments.   
Who else got this box? What do you ladies think about the contents- Yay or nay?