Monday, 1 October 2012

Happy 35th Birthday Sanctuary!

Hello ladies,
It's been a while since I made a post so thought I'd do one on my one night in since being at uni! Oh how good I'm being! Actually no it's not as bad as you think, I've not actually been out drinking EVERY night... although a fair few of them have been! But some of the time I've actually been working at your loved Boots! In fact Friday night I did an overnight shift! Yes you did read that right OVERNIGHT! 12 Hours! And it wasn't the most fun! But I managed it! 
Anyways back to the real reason I'm writing this! I found this out today that Sanctuary are actually celebrating their 35th Birthday! I honestly didn't know that the brand was that old! I knew it had been around for a while but not 35 years! That would have meant it was founded back in the 70s! Now to think how far the brand has come and all the amazing products that have been released over the years! I'm rather impressed! As since it first launched the products have only gotten better and better! Think the brand is looking rather good for 35 to be honest! 
Well to celebrate it's birthday the main Sanctuary spa in Covent Garden, London has had a major revamp and updated it's image to fit in with the world today! Looking at the images of the revamp it looks pretty impressive and somewhere I wouldn't mind giving a visit! Especially  to  receive one of their many pampering treats! It  would be one of those ultimate spa day experiences that you only get to experience on the rare occasion and if you're fortunate enough to have the opportunity! Even more so if you get the special 35th Birthday Spa Day Package!

For £99 you can celebrate with Sanctuary and spend a day at the spa and includes:
  • Full use of the Spa Facilities (so that's the pool, sauna, steam room, sunbeds, luxury seating and heaters just to name a few of them)
  • A 25 minute treatment completely of your choice (Can't decide if I'd have a facial or a massage!)
  • A glass of Bubbly! (Well what relaxing day would be complete without a bit of alcohol?!)
  • A Birthday Cake (hope it's Chocolate!!)
Or if you wanted to pay an extra £31 you can upgrade to either a 55 minute treatment or 85 minute one! Guess it depends on the treatment! But either way that's actually a really good price as most spa days are more than that! 
Would any of you be taking up the offer?
Or even if your not, I won't be unfortunately, but what treatment would you have? 
Would you even want to visit the spa?
What's your favourite Sanctuary product? 
Would be nice to hear your thoughts! Let me know :)
Emily xx

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Diego Dalla Palma Semi-Permanent Technical Mascara - the latest tinting innovation?

So yet another new mascara product has been released into the British market promising to be the latest innovation and best thing we've ever used! This time it's main reasoning behind this claim and what is supposedly making it 'unique' is the fact it not only acts as a mascara but also as a form of 'dye' too! This product has been launched by Diego Dalla Palma, an Italian cosmetics company and it has proved extremely popular over there.  So of course as with anything it's made it's way on to our shores and can now be bought at approximately £16.00! 
I'd  heard about this product release a little while a go and got to say I was instantly attracted as I thought it sounded like a really good idea! Anything that makes our lives easier in terms of make-up has got to be good right! But of course I'm always skeptical about new products so as with most thing I did a bit of research as lets face it, it's not the first product on the market to make these claims! Plus I wanted to find out a bit more about the company too as obviously being an Italian company they're not well known in the UK! 

Diego Dalla Palma company appear to be one of the leading cosmetic's company in Italy and have several products that are loved by thousands of women! But one of their expertise appears to be in eye make-up products! Especially in Mascaras! So this looks like their latest creation designed to darken the lashes of women for as long as possible and allow a more convenient life! It's quite interesting to look at the images of the models wearing the mascara, as with most mascara advertisers the models are quite obviously enhanced with extensions which would make their eyelashes naturally look better! But seeing as the aim of the product wasn't to lengthen or volumize I wasn't overly concerned and tried to focus more on the colour of their lashes. If the images are anything to to go buy then this product does appear effective in delivering a deep black colour! Which is exactly what I'd want if it were to dye my eyelashes! Otherwise in my opinion there is just no point! 

The product works in a similar way to eye tints as the ingredients involved coat the lashes in a silicone formula that then holds the colour to the lash! It's pretty much an ultra strong waterproof mascara that will eventually wash off and I'm sure if you really scrubbed at your eyes enough would come off! Although this may hurt a little! So not recommended! But besides this it also ensures it won't smudge and from the reviews I've seen this is supposedly true! 

This whole process is supposed to take 20 days in total, 5 days in applying the mascara and then 15 days of the eye dye to last! Although a lot of the reviews said that it didn't quite last intensely for the full 15 days and by the last five days at least it had faded significantly! But then again this is what I'd expect really otherwise you wouldn't need to reapply surely! 

Another benefit of the mascara is the fact that it's also a conditioner of the lashes as it's enriched with a natural oil within it's creamy formula that will leave lashes feeling much more nourished and leave them soft and supple! As well as the brush allowing the lashes to appear fanned out and slightly lengthened! Overall the mascara appears promising and if it's successful and  proven effective this may be something worth giving try! however, for now I still feel that if you wanted to dye your eyelashes the best method would be to use an eyelash tint! As for the same period of time it would take to apply the mascara and then it's length of time it lasts I believe an eyelash tint would stay much darker!

So what do you think, do you  think it's something you might be giving a go?

Emily x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Gifts For the Man who has everything...

Choosing gifts for anyone can be a stressful and difficult situation no matter who they are! It's all about trying to find something that will suit that person in their needs and wants while fitting your own personal feelings and budget! Often for women our go to products for our friends are beauty products, from skincare to cosmetics usually a nice little gift set solves our little dilemma! But what about men?! It's often debated that men shouldn't be bought male grooming gift sets but why not? Men now groom themselves almost as equally as women these days and the men's skincare range is ever increasing with more and more products and brands releasing products aimed specifically at men! This proves how popular they are and shows that men do in fact care now about their skin! 

Selecting a gift for men can be frustrating, as often they already have everything they need and offer no indication of something they desire! Making shopping, a favourite past time that should be extremely therapeutic and enjoyable into your worst nightmare! What do you buy the man who owns everything? It can feel like mission impossible at times! Well thankfully nowadays we can resort to the same fail safe presents that we do with our female counterparts! Skincare gift sets! The answer to all our problems!

Men, even if they won't admit it will use grooming products and secretly be very pleased he has them accessible! the amount of times you hear of men who have secretly been known to 'borrow' their wife/girlfriend/sister/female friend's moisturizer and cleanser! So finding a good gift has now never been easier! There are some lovely  men's grooming ranges out there on the market right now! When shopping for a gift the best start is to head to your local Boots or Department Store as your first point of call! They have some fantastic men's gifts at the moment! That's without even considering the fact that next week they will begin putting their Christmas stock out! Yes that's right, in September! But this means the choice of Men's gift sets will be even greater and finding that perfect gift will be even easier! 

Regardless, no matter what time of year you shop there are gifts available for men and can suit all budgets! One really good one to look at is the Nivea For Men Q10 Skin Energy Gift Set which is just £12.00 in Boots and includes the moisturizer and face wash! It's a really lovely one and goof for anti-aging too! So all those men with that slight age concern can rest assured their skin can be saved too! Or for the more 'scent' conscious man the FCUK Wash Bag Grooming Kit which is £15.00 and includes the bag, an Urban Hair and Bodywash and the Urban Bodyspray may be something to look at! Plus an added bonus is there is a similar gift set in the FCUK Sport range as well! 

Then for the slightly  higher budgets the Clinique Essentials of Shaving Set acts as the perfect luxury skincare product! It does cost a fair amount at £46.50 but Clinique is very high quality and you get a full size Face Scrub, Cream Shave and a Post Shave Cream as well as the travel versions of them all and the bag too! A very good gift considering this isn't even part of the Christmas gift sets! 

So what skincare products would you give to a man?
Emily x

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Make Over Fairy - the perfect wish?

I've been thinking how good it would be if there was such a thing as a 'Make-Over Fairy!' Imagine how good it would be for one just to suddenly appear and they could grant just one wish the chance to have a makeover of your choice!  But as with all good things there would be limits and these are as followed: 

1) You can have the choice of any make-up brand at all! No matter whether they're British, American, Premium, Cheap, For older ladies or little girls! But the only limit is that you can only have just the one brand! So no mixing and matching! Just a single brand to do everything! Makes it a lot tougher don't it!
2) You can only use this wish once and for one occasion only! So no excuses to use it for 'everyday' or 'every night out'! 
3) You have to pick a single location to get the makeover too! Doesn't matter where the location is but you can only choose one! 
4) You've got to ask for a specific make-up look! And got to give specific reasons for that look too!

I found this quite difficult to choose really!I mean we all love make-up and beauty and use a range of products to get that ultimate look! But the fact is most of us do use so many different brands to do so! I don't think I know a single person that would be able to honestly say they only ever buy from one brand alone! It's just not possible really in a way as if that's all you did, you'd miss out on so many beauty innovations and would probably end up in a bit of a beauty rut! I know for one I really shop around, I have bits and pieces form lots of brands and mix and match them all together to achieve my 'look'! 

I'd quite happily use a lip gloss from No.7 with a Bronzer from Collection 2000 and a blusher from Bourjois! I'm not selective at all and always tend to find that I mix the so called 'higher-end' make-up with cheaper brands too! But to think about just having one single brand to receive a makeover from is actually quite tough! I've really sat and thought about it as even though most of the leading brands do supply make-up for all beauty needs it's about picking one that you know is effective and will look good on you! Often people don't think about the fact that everyone is unique and what might be really good and look amazing on one person could look terrible and be completely wrong for another!

So as I said I thought long and hard about this (it was a very tough decision) but I decided to choose Benefit! I am a fan of Benefit and think they do quite a lot of innovative products that are very high quality and anything I have used of Benefit has always worked really well for me! I like that their products have a bit of a uniqueness against other brands of a similar status and that they last a long time! They're not one of those brands that you apply their products and then 5 minutes later you're looking in a mirror wondering if you did in fact put anything on! Plus I think the way you can combine their products like with their different collections works really well too! Like you could match up an eyeshadow with a blusher and and bronzer, etc and not look silly or like you've done your make-up in the dark! As sometimes mixing different brand collections can do! 

One thing I do particularly like about Benefit is their eye make-up! Especially their mascara! It's one of the only things that has even come close to being how i like my eyes as I like really long, volumized lashes that are worthy of falsies! I just can't go a day without mine but their 'They're Real' mascara is one of the only things that I can even come close to going out without my falsies on! In fact I did the other day! Which is a big step for me! I know it sounds pathetic that I'm that vain but I really lack confidence without my false eyelashes really! It's like they've become a compulsion which is ridiculous really but it's just something I've gotten used to! So I think Benefit is just one of them brands that makes me feel good about myself! As like even down to their foundations! I never find a colour that I think is a true good match for me and right for my skin but a little while a go while in store I tested one out based on the recommendation of one of their beauty consultants and it did look quite good! It was a really nice colour match and I always think when you can be fully done up and know a product is making you look good you just feel good too! 

 I think I would ask for like a very glamourous eye look that's quite dramatic and really makes my eyes shine! For me my make-up is always focused around my eyes as I find them my best feature out of everything else! So I'd like for them to stand out and be just like 'oh wow'! That would be like the best feeling imaginable! But think I would also asked to look bronzed too! As I feel more confident when I look like I've got a tan so would feel better if I had a real nice glow and shimmer to me! I think the combination of glamourous, dramatic eyes and bronzed skin would just be perfect and would boost anyone's confidence but certainly my own! 

Now to get this makeover done  I wouldn't be fussy at all! I'd have it done in the middle of the street if that's all the makeover fairy would allow! But I think the ideal situation would of course be one of them top make-up studios as the lighting and everything in them places always make you look fabulous! But to be honest I'd be happy going to a local department store or one of Benefits flagship shops to receive the makeover as that would mean all their product range was there and you could have a good look round too! Taking in all the atmosphere of the place and getting a real feel for it all! That would be amazing! Plus you always have the option (probably only one thing knowing my student budget) to buy something! 

I think the occasion I'd choose would have to be an event like when I'm going to be seeing my family for the first time after I'm getting back from uni like at Christmas or something! We tend to get everyone all together and go out for a celebration meal anyway but for me this year it's gonna be even more special than usual as I'm not going to have seen any of them for 12 weeks at least! So will be an emotional time anyway! So to be able to look stunning and at my   absolute best would be the most amazing feeling! Seeing my family and looking good at the same time! I would just want to be able to impress them! Not that they would care what I looked like! I could wear a paper bag and not do my hair or makeup or anything and they'd still think I was wonderful but for me I'd like to really look as good as possible! 

So if the makeover fairy does exist I really wouldn't mind if she'd like to give me a visit! It would make my whole year! :D

Emily x                                                                                                

Thursday, 26 July 2012

To mix and match or avoid the clash?

 Hello everyone,

Something I've been noticing a lot is the way the beauty industry goes through phases of wanting everything to match, nothing to match, and a combination of various things matching! It's like with every new season we're supposed to try and switch our skincare and make-up products to suit this! So I've been thinking do we actually change with the seasons? Also, do I actually wear matching shades and what combinations do work well?

It's weird to think sometimes the trend is to match up your makeup and so suddenly it can change to colour clash! But guess it's the same with fashion trends and one minute were being told to clash prints and colours then the next it's all about complementary items! So it's perfectly understandable for beauty trends to do the same! It's interesting to see the beauty combinations advertisements from brands try and convince us to buy as well! But it's made me think how many women actually do follow the trends or whether it's now more often that we just continue to do our makeup just as we all always have done! 

When thinking about myself I do actually match up my makeup a little! I don't do it conscientiously and therefore it's not something I consistently do but occasionally I find the colours I select are aimed at matching each other! One example being I always like to use a brown/goldy tinge/ shimmered colour on my lips either through a gloss or recently through a shimmery brown lipstick to compliment a brown or gold eyeshadow! Especially my Barry M Gold dazzle dust! Just as when I'm sporting pink eyeshadow I tend to wear either a shimmery colour or pinky tones! My personal favourite is when I'm trying to achieve a mega Girly pink look! So I will use a matte lipgloss in pale pink and combine it with a baby pink glittery eyeshadow! 

However my makeup us often done in relation to what I'm wearing, for example if I'm wearing neutral shades such as beige I tend to go with either a goldy eyeshadow or brown colours but if I'm wearing pink shades then I'll go with pinks! Then with certain colours such as black it can vary depending on other factors such as the accessories I'm wearing! As if I'm wearing more silver based jewelerry I go for silvery tones in my make-up but then with gold jewelerry and accessories I go with a more gold theme! So my make-up combinations are very fashion dependent rather than being based on actual makeup trends! 

Also I think it's quite interesting to see I do actually only try and match up my eyeshadow to lipgloss! Other than that my makeup is fairly consistent and doesn't get altered really to match other makeup items! Only time I really change colour of anything else depends more on whether I have a tan or not! 

I do occasionally try and match up my fingernail colours to my toe nails, but again this isn't a necessity and often I end up clashing them! At the moment I'm actually matching a little as I've got a French manicure on my toes so guess you can consider that fairly neutral but then I've got gold glittery tops on my fingers! So adds a bit of glam but still not overboard and is complementary to the more neutral toes. A new colour combination I would recommend is a bright orange and pink!It's the perfect summer look and something that shouldn't work yet does oh so well! Bright colours not for you, try a more aqua feel and go for a mint green and turquoise combination! Again you think this would clash but it doesn't and looks highly effective! 

I know when brands release their complementary products their aim is to get you to buy everything from their brand but generally I find most people don't and are much more likely to mix and match! It's more often that we use a mixture of brands depending on who we think is best for the job! For example if I wanted a new glittery eye shadow my go to is Barry M! But got shimmery lipsticks I like L'Oreal! That's not to say I wouldn't buy all from one brand but I just like most women don't see the need right now! But if a brand did release lots of products that worked together and was of reasonable price and quality I think most women would be more than happy to buy from the same!

So over to you, Do you mix and match? Or do you like to keep all to one trend? 

Emily x

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sun, Sea and Make-upless Photos!

Okay ladies, it's Summer Holiday time! A chance to get away and relax! Forgetting all the stress' of daily life, work and everything in between! Plus you can get some amazing memories that you will hold with you forever, not only in your head but often through photos as well! But that is also the one thing about holidays that can fill me with dread! Photos by the pool make-upless! AHHHH! 

Generally when away on holiday as like you I like to try and get as much sun on my face as possible so tend not to apply make-up during the day! Well except for a bit of eye make-up as I just can't go that bare without it! I'd look about 12 years old! Haha! Plus I always feel so unconfident and just feel so pale! Even when I've got a tan (false or real!) although it does help you feel a little better!  This year I really don't think I can face going out with a bare face as thanks to the lack of sun it hasn't got any sign of a little sun-kissed glow! And I know my fake tan will just come off proper easily in the chlorine and sea and whatever so as you can imagine I will look just lovely! As just like many women I've bought some really nice bikinis this year that are made to have a warm glow to accompany them! So how do I make them look good?!

Now I know that horrid feeling of looking back through holiday photos and just thinking 'omg what state do I look like!' Which is why when away last year and my friend said they wanted to get loads of holiday pictures by the pool I just couldn't bare the thought of not having my make-up on! So I was lucky that I had prepared for this day and used a few products that didn't just melt off my face and looked decent for most of the day! :D 

As a base product I'd recommend the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation, this actually lasted all day and didn't come off my skin when just laying by the pool and gave a really good finish and helped me feel a lot more confident with that added colour boost! It bares well in humidity and even when sweating i didn't get that oily look and found it to stay on pretty well! Plus it's got an SPF 15 in it so you wouldn't need sun-cream on your face too! But it's not ideal for actually going in the pool and did find it started to come off a bit! Not so that it was extremely noticeable but you know when you just know it's come off your skin and faded! But to be honest you're never gonna really get a waterproof base! Also no bronzers or blushers are particularly good and all seem to come off pretty easily! I bought a bronzer from Estee Lauder as it claimed to be waterproof but I didn't find it to last at all! I felt like it faded really quickly and the colour was gone within a couple of hours! 

 But you can get some amazing waterproof eye make-up! As I said I never go out without my eye-make-up on and always apply this! Plus it does actually stay on even when going in the pool or sea (providing you don't rub your eyes a lot, but that goes without saying for all make-up really!) I always use waterproof mascara and I'm sure many are familiar with it! My favourite at the moment is the Bourjois Volume Clubbing Black Waterproof one as I find it does volumize my lashes and give that bit of lift which I find a lot of waterproof ones don't! But I also use the Collection 2000 24hr Felt Tip Intense Liner! this stuff is amazing! I swear it's like stuck on to your face and even in intense 110 degree heat it stayed firmly put! So would fully recommend you give this a try! Plus the best bit, it only cost £2.99 from Boots! 
My Make-up after spending all day by the pool in
 some very intense heat and in and out of water!

Would be good to hear if any of yous have found some amazing beauty products perfect for laying out in the sun by the pool? I'd be really interested to hear what has worked for you and if there is a make-up product you simply cannot go out without it on! Let me know please!! :D

Emily xx


Botanics Ultra Calm Skin Relief Serum

Hello everyone!
I've been keeping my eye out for all the latest beauty innovations out there on the market right now as there are so many new and interesting products all being released! Got to say some of them have really captured my attention and if they all live up to their claims then I think could almost be a beauty  revolution! We will certainly have the key to eternal youth! (Okay maybe not that far! But our skin will be significantly better!)

One product that's caught my eye is from Boots Botanics range, which I think as a brand  is actually very good!  They're products are lovely because they're natural and doesn't contain ingredients that upset the skin in any way, unlike some other brands! Making them gentle yet still highly effective! I've used several of  their  products before, some personal favourites including the eye make-up remover as it's very good at getting rid of the most stubborn eye make-up and isn't too harsh at the same time! Ooh and I love the All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream too! I've been using it for about two weeks now and I think my skin looks really fresh and bright! Although this could also be partly down to the newest addition to their product range! 

Boots have recently launched the Botanics Ultra Calm Skin Relief serum and after doing a lot of research into the product I thought it would be worth a go! Which I'm so glad I did as this serum is actually amazing! And can be used by all! Yes that's right everyone! No matter whether you're young, old or whatever skin type you have! Which I think is one of it's best qualities! And as I said I have now incorperated into my daily beauty routine and I can't see changing for the foreseeable future! 
So many beauty serum's are on the market right now so you're probably wondering what makes this one any different to any others! Well I find that so many of the serums are aimed at combating wrinkles and anti-aging! Which yes I agree is very good and ideal for facial skincare as it's helping us women stay youthful! But what about those like me with younger skin! What are we supposed to use? So  never see the point of me using serums really! But to see Botanics have launched one suitable for everyone seemed brilliant to me as it means I can finally get the chance to receive the benefits of serums too! I've always wanted to get the chance to feel pampered and incorperate something a bit more luxurious into my routine! 
One of this serum's unique features is it can even be used by people with sensitive skin so everybody will be able to feel the rewards! Which was highly appealing to me as sometimes my own skin can be a bit sensitive as I suffer from very dry skin! Plus it's actually been proven to help fight against sensitivity in just two weeks! And I must say I've been using it everyday for a week and have already noticed my skin is less sensitive and feels and looks a lot more radiant! So shows it's definitely effective! :)
Also it has a built in calming effect on the skin that through it's combination of Linden Flower, Marshmallow and Liquorice can help you destress! Which has been needed at some times this week as I've dealt with some very difficult customers! (Including someone who demanded to know why my store was shut at 7:30 in the morning just because the Next sale was on down the road! She thought it was an outrage that we didn't open at 5am that morning too! Can you believe it?!)
I've got to say I think it did work too! I've not suffered any redness to my skin and my skin does feel very soft and soothed! Plus it looks hydrated and fresh when I wake up of a morning! Giving me that yes I'm bright and wide awake look even if I feel like death warmed up! 
I'd fully recommend everyone gives this a try! It's very nourishing and within even just a couple of days you can notice the benefits! Plus it's ridiculously easy to apply and we all know Botanics is a natural brand so you can guarantee it's formula doesn't contain any parabanes or anything! So it's very beneficial and no matter what your skin type it can still be suited to you! Oh and I forgot one of the best bits,  it's only £5.33! So it's a complete bargain too! 
Ooh and another plus point! Right now the Botanics products are all on offer in Boots right now! You can save a 1/3 on everything! I'm so glad I spotted this early enough! Need to make the most of any offer available in these tough times after all! 
Emily xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Is Make-up really that bad?

Hello Ladies!

I've been reading a few things recently that have made me really think! Make-up wearers are always criticized by so-called 'experts' about the effects make-up has on out skin and it's always suggested that make-up is responsible for so many problems from being the reason we sometimes suffer spots, to being why our skin encounters wrinkles! To even some people blaming it on both their skin being dry and oily! Surely make-up can't cause both but of course the media would have you believe this!

Now I wear make-up everyday without fail! I never ever would dream of leaving my house without make-up on and the littlest I ever leave the house with on is my eye make-up fully done! So that's Eye Liner Pencil on Bottom, Eye Liner Felt tip on top and lashings of mascara and as normal my Falsies! What can I say I'm addicted to them! Haha! And I only ever go out with this little amount on when I'm going for a Sunbed and want my face to tan a lot better! Other than that it's always a full face with my bronzer, blusher and all! It's just seems a natural part of my routine now and I feel so much happier and much more confident with make-up on!   Without it I actual look like 12 years old! Not something you want to look like when you're nearly 18!  

Considering how much make-up I wear I haven't ever encountered any negative effects as of yet! My complexion has always been very very clear and everyone always compliments me on it! I mean I'm not saying I've never had a spot but even people who don't wear any make-up suffer from them so I don't think my make-up is responsible at all and think that's just a part of life! We all get them! Plus my skin doesn't look aged in fact I look too young and I don't believe my skin will age anymore as a result of using make-up! Well looking at my Mum who has used make-up and I mean a full face every single day since she was about 13 and no body ever guesses her age right! Most people say they can't believe she's old enough to have a daughter who's heading off to uni in September and many ask her if she was an underage Mum! She was 24 when she had me! So think that proves she doesn't look old at all, so surely make-up can't be doing that bad a job!

Me and my fabulously gorgeous yummy Mummy! 
So all the claims that make-up is extremely bad for you is rubbish! The only way I think it can be bad is if you don't take it off! As long as you use a face wipe at least to remove the make-up it won't clog up your pours and won't cause spots! Nor will it hagger your skin and cause skin complaints! It's all about the way you take it off rather than putting it on! Also many make-up these days have beauty benefits within them!

You think about BB Creams! They're like Skin saviors and contain so many things within them designed to really give you incredible skin and have built in moisturizer, SPF as well as some having anti-spot and anti-wrinkle aspects to it! Plus my Powder has a built in SPF and is anti-blemish control! So this can only be doing good for my skin! Plus my blusher has mineral pigments in it so this will be nourishing my skin and adding vitamins! As well as things like lip gloss' or any other lip product also incorporating intensely nourishing  pigments in them and SPF too! :D

I don't care what any research says I believe make-up can be good for you! Plus if it makes you look good, you often feel good to and that's always the most important thing! :D

Do any of yous agree? Let me know what you think. It'll be good to hear some of your own beliefs too!

Emily xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Beauty Blog Welcome! :D

Hello everyone!

Right I've finally gotten round to creating this blog! Yes it has been about 4 months since I said I would first do it but I have at last managed it! I'm actually quite excited to have at last set it up as I just have so many things I want to say and write! 

Those of you that already know me, know I'm not one to write little amounts! I always ramble on and give so much detail it's like reading mini essays! But I'm just one of them people that just can't help themselves! I get very carried away and just end up getting so caught up in it all that I forget how much I've written! I swear I'm getting worse as well! I look back at things that I used to write and they seem of reasonable length but then I look at now and I just seem to be talking forever! Someone should really give me a block at times! Haha!

Anyways I will be writing about all sorts on this blog all related to beauty in some way! Beauty is a major passion of mine and through a combination of being a complete and utter beauty junkie as well as working for Boots I make sure I keep up with all the latest product releases and research everything new that comes out! Even if I know it's not something I will use myself I still like to know about it, plus through my job I like to be able to recommend products suitable for customer's needs!

So I also get to be one of the first to find out little beauty insider secrets too! Which many people know I have a tendency for my gossiping nature to let loose and just have to share the information with other people! So you'll probably find me telling you this information via the blog! I just can't keep it in! Plus why should I be the only one to know all the gossip? It's only fair I share it with you! I was always taught to share as a child so think I'll stick to this rule now! :)

Okay as this blog is looking a bit bare right now I think I might do a bit of a back log of all previous blog reviews I had written before I actually had this blog! You know just to fill it up a little and then as of now will be writing some nice fresh posts! 

I just hope that you find them interesting and enjoy reading them! I'm always open to suggestions too so if you think I could improve in any way please let me know! 

Emily xx