Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Visiting the US of A

Soon I'm making my yearly trip to America which I cannot wait for, one thing in particular that I am looking forward to is the shopping. I go mental for the shops out there, especially make up and beauty.
I pretty much buy most of my products while I'm out there, so as a lot of my readers are from America I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what I should buy this time around and what shops I should be visiting?

If any of you can answer the following then please comment below or leave a tweet on my make up account which is - @gemmasmakeup 

  1. Make Up Brushes ? What brand and where to buy from? 
  2. What are the best make up brushes in Sephora ?
  3. Any trade shops for make up and beauty through out the US?
  4. Make Up Forever? Is it worth it?
  5. Any other shops, products and brands I should pick up ?

If anyone has anything to contribute or could answer any of those that would be great, or if you want me to pick up anything to review then let me know as well. Cannot wait to start shopping and doing reviews when I'm back :) 

Clarins Kohl Eye Pencil

This is part of the new Autumn collection which contains some beautiful stuff!
This new Kohl Eye Pencil is amazing, now usually I would just use my usual Rimmel eyeliner which has served me well over the years but the only problem is that it has no staying power what so ever and there's nothing worse than wanted smokey eyes if it keep rubbing off!

However I put this one on the inside of my bottom lid and it was jet black and really made my eyes stand out, and it actually lasted for hours without rubbing off!!

I'm seriously impressed with this product and the cute long pencil as well. 
Its in the new limited edition range for £15 go get it while the counters still have it girls :) 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Origins Super Spot Remover

Now over the past few months I have done some monthly wish lists and Ive recently purchased a few of the items on there.
One in particular I have been after for a while now is the Origins Super Spot Remover.
I picked it up for around £9 instead of the usual £12 which I was pleased about.

The packaging is really cute but you only get 10ml which doesn't seem like a lot, but to be honest you hardly need that much of the gel anyways and I imagine it is going to last me a while.

I'm usually not into putting anything on my face when I have bad skin as I'd rather just let it breath and get better but I have heard many other bbloggers rave about it and a lot of beauty junkies so I just had to try it.

And I completely agree with everyone I think its amazing!!!!!
It takes down the redness and massively reduces spot size and eventually they just disappear within a few days of applying. Ive never used a spot treatment cream that works so well. 

It has Salicylic Acid in it which helps fight spot and blemish marks!

I use it twice a day in the morning and at night time after cleansing my face!!!
I would defiantly recommend purchasing this and I will defiantly be re purchasing in the future. 

Paris - L'occitane

Haven't blogged for a while as I have been away in Paris which was beautiful!!!!
Defiantly didn't want to come home, the weather was amazing and we went to Disneyland as well and I loveeeee Disney so it was really great. 

However I didn't do any makeup shopping while I was there but I did pick up the L'occitane Hand Cream which was in my hotel room ha ha!
Now Ive never used L'occitane before but it seems to be a big thing in France. 
Its made for dry skin and it contain Shea butter in which is amazing for dry skin, its really rich and feels lush on my hands and it smells amazing as well, many hand creams Ive used before have always smelt horrible but this one is really nice and it comes in a small handbag size as well which is the 10ml and it costs £8 in the UK  which is a lot for such a small bottle so you might as well just go bigger and pay that little bit more. 

I'm defiantly going to check out the L'occitane line and see if theres anything else I can pick up for skincare :) 

Revlon Nail Competition

Last month I won the Revlon Nail competition that they held on their UK Twitter account. 
It was over the weekend of the Isle of White festival and all you had to do was retweet the photo of nail art and you could win everything they used to do it. 
I was lucky enough to win the Floral Noveaux design which looked like this - 

It took about a month to receive my prize but this is what I got in the photo below.
I got the
 Revlon Nail Care Base Coat
Nail Care Top Coat
Revlon 731 in Knockout (Black)
Revlon 211 in Charming (Lilac) 
Revlon 040 in Fuchsia Fever (Pink)
And a nail art brush. 

Revlon is defiantly one of the best nail brands out there and I think this was such a generous competition and hopefully there's more to come.

Thanks Revlon UK