Sunday, 17 February 2013

MUA Lipstick Review Shade 7 & 8

At the same time that I picked up my new collection 2000 mascara I also lost my MUA lipstick virginity, and decided to buy two of the shades - 7 and 8. I'd always been a little sceptical of these lip sticks because of the price tag, I thought they would be awful, turns out i'd been missing out!

shade 7

shade 8

I have to say the pictures are very misleading as lipsticks are often so hard to photograph with out the light getting in the way!

Shade 7 - This shade is a cute pinky coral colour, perfect for every day use if you so wish. It's easy to wear as it just lifts and lightens lips without making a huge 'BAM LOOK AT MY LIPSTICK' statement! I found it easy to apply and surprisingly moisturising. There was no tug or pull on my lips, it just glided on smoothly. It's fairly pigmented, but those with pigmented lips may not get along well with this shade. It also has a slight hint of shimmer in the formula. Personally I like this shade, although i'm still unsure if it really suits my skin tone, but for £1 you really can't complain!

Shade 8 0 This shade really is the one that screams 'LOOK AT MY LIPS' although the photo perhaps doesn't. In my opinion it's a lot more sheer and also glittery than the previous shade. Again it goes on smoothly and without a problem, although it does feel a little drier than shade 7, nothing noticeable though. The beauty of this shade is you can make it as bold or light as you want. One shade will give you a more pinky read where as a couple of layers will give you a deep dark bold. Personally I wouldn't wear this full out in the day as it's a little dark for that, but on an evening it would certainly be a little £1 gem!


Friday, 1 February 2013

Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Range!

A couple of weeks ago I was in Boots picking up my contact lenses and noticed that there was an offer on the 'beautiful ends range by herbal essences. I hadn't read many reviews about the range but seeing as my hair had been feeling so limp and dry and my ends were in need of some TLC I decided to invest in a bottle of the shampoo, conditioner, and a hair mask! 

oops, used the product before taking pictures, naughty blogger!
The whole range smells lovely which in all honesty is hard to find in a good shampoo and conditioner. They either smell lovely and don't really work, or do a fantastic job and don't smell particularly good - but this does both! 

I use the shampoo and conditioner with every hair wash, but once a week instead of using the conditioner I replace it with the hair mask and leave it in for 5 or 10 minutes to do it's job. In all honesty the hair mask is just a stronger, deeper conditioner. I wouldn't recommend using any hair mask more than once a week though because it will begin to strip your hair of natural oils and just make it more greasy and flat - not good. I do love the way it's in a tub because it means you can reach each and every last little scrap unlike some squeezy conditioners which there's bits you can't reach!

I really love the whole range and glad that I purchased it :)

sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of days, everything's getting back in to swing and i'm finding it really hard to fit blogging into my schedule. I've got another post coming up tomorrow though! 

Have you tried the 'beautiful ends' range, what did you think?

lots of love, 

~lizzo xxx