Sunday, 30 September 2012

Stila Tinted Moisturiser Review

I bought this quite a while ago from poundland and you can see that post here and as promised I am going to review it for you.

The colour that I have is slightly too dark for me but they only had 2 shades available dark and medium. When I use this I have to be really careful when I apply it because if I put too much on it turns me orange. However I do really like this it goes on really well and blends in really easily and it lasts all day. I really like the packaging as it is really different from anything else I have seen. I'm not sure whether I would have paid the full price when it was available as it is good but I wouldn't pay their prices for it. This product is discontinued I believe but I think you can get ones with a lower SPF. This offers a nice light coverage but it can be built up if you need a bit more coverage. It isn't greasy on my skin which is another bonus. The SPF 30 is an added bonus for me as I don't really need such a high SPF as I live in the UK and it doesn't get very hot.


Blended Out

All in all this is a great product and it is great to wear to school as it is such a light coverage and it looks very natural.

Thanks for reading

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Updated Skincare Routine

As promised in my last post I am doing an update of my skincare routine. I realised whilst doing my empties post that my skincare routine has changed quite a lot since my last post that I did on it. So without further ado lets get onto the products.

So I now use the Neutrogena grapefruit facial wash, I really wanted to try this as it has a pump which I thought would be a lot easier than a squeezy bottle. At first I didn't like the smell of this I found it to be too strong but now that I've used it a bit more I really like it. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

The facial scrub that I use is the same as before, the my skin facial scrub. It smells really nice and is perfect for exfoliating my skin. It has lasted along time as well because I only use it once a week.

I use the clean and clear moisturiser which I really like. It is really moisturising and lasts along time also it doesn't take too long to sink in which makes it perfect to use I the morning and at night.

I use the clean and clear cleansing lotion which I don't particularly like, I use it to remove my makeup at night but whenever you use it near the eyes it stings. So I have to use a separate product to remove my eye makeup. I probably won't repurchase this and I would love some suggestions for cleansers. You can see my full review of it here.

I use the garnier makeup remover to remove my eye makeup and this is the only item in my skincare routine that has remained the same since my last post. I really like this as it is really gentle on the eyes and removes makeup really easily.

Next is the witch blemish stick which I really love, it is basically a stick that you can use on your spots. Whenever I feel a spot coming on or I have a spot I put this on it and the spot instantly goes down. I really recommend this as it is very affordable and it actually works.

The last item I use is the botanics toning spray which is a relatively new product, I really like this it is really refreshing and removes and last bits of makeup that didn't come off. I did a full review of it which you can see here.

I hope you enjoyed this post

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Products I've Used Up #2

I always love reading these post as you can see that a blogger has used the whole product and they can give their full opinion of it.

VO5 shampoo and conditioner

I love this range of hair care the products smell amazing and they leave your hair feeling really soft and smooth. I will definitely be repurchasing these in the future.

Garnier Ultra Dry deodorant
I really like this deodorant it offers all day protection which I find some deodorants don't always do and it smells quite nice. This deodorant doesn't leave white marks on your clothes and I've already repurchased it.

Batiste dry shampoo
I didn't like this at all, I featured it in my products I regret buying post which you can see here. I really did not like the smell of this and it put me off using it.

Macleans whitening toothpaste
I know it's a weird product to include but I finished it up so I though I'd include it. Toothpaste is a bit like shampoo for me I buy whichever toothpaste is on offer at the time. I always get whitening toothpaste though as my teeth are naturally a yellowey colour so whitening toothpaste helps. When using this I could really see a difference and I will probably repurchase it.
Dove Deeply Nourishing body wash
I really liked this body wash it left my skin feeling really soft and it was very moisturising. I featured this in my June favourites post which you can see here.

Original Source Cocoa and Vanilla bubble bath
I loved this it smelt amazing and when I used it in the bath it left my skin feeling really nice and the smell lingered in my skin. I wanted to repurchase it but couldn't find it in Tesco which is where I got it from before.

Treacle Moon Vanilla body scrub
I love this scrub it is really gentle and can be used everyday. It smells amazing and works really well with the matching shower gel. The whole treacle moon range is fantastic and I will be repurchasing it once I've used up my other scrubs.
Simple moisturiser
I didn't particularly like this. I have normal skin but I still found this to be not moisturising enough. Also it took a long time to sink in which was fien at night but not suitable for when I used it in the morining. I have just realeased that my skincare has changed a lot since the original post so I'm going to update it this week.

Champneys hand and nail cream
I found this hand cream far to greasy and I didn't particularly like the smell so I wouldn't repurchase it. I have bougght the soap and glory hand food so I will  let you know how I get on with it.

Dirty Works facial wipes
I really liked these wipes they were rewally soft and they smelt really nice. Dirty Works is a bit like soap and glory only a little bit cheaper their products can hbe found in Sainsburys.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful.

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Thursday, 20 September 2012

NOTD- You Are Worth It

A few posts ago I posted about an amazing free gift that I got with a L'Oreal purchase and today I am featuring one of the shades called you are worth it. I really like this nail polish it has a wide brush which makes it easy to apply. It does however need 3 coats to get it to the colour you see in the picture.

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Top 5 Under £5

I saw miss budget beauty do this on her blog and YouTube channel, so I thought I would share my top products under £5. This was actually really hard not because I haven't got lots of products under £5 but because I didn't want to feature tons of MUA products as there are other great brands that are cheap but don't always get mentioned.

MUA- Undressed Palette
Almost every blogger has featured this on their blog. This is a great palette it is only £4 and it is a fantastic dupe for the Naked palette which is £36. You can see my full review of it here.

MUA Blush- English Rose
This was my first ever blush that I bought as I thought I was too pale to wear blush but this is perfect it adds a nice pink glow to your cheeks and it is only £2.50. I featured this in my August favourites here.

Collection Lipstick- Sea Shell
I love this lipstick it is a really wearable colour. It is really moisturising and long lasting and it is only £2.99. I featured this in my June favourites here.

2True Lipgloss- 22
I really like this lipstick as it isn't too sticky and it lasts a reasonable amount of time. There isn't a great colour pay off so I usually use it over the top of a lipstick and it seems to work really well. Also the 2True nail polishes are amazing you can see an NOTD featuring a 2True nail polish here. All the 2True products are £1.99 or 3 for £4.99. 2True is available at Superdrug.

Miss Sporty nail polish- Grape Fit
I love the Miss Sporty nail polishes they are such great quality and are only £1.99. They have amazing shades to choose from and this is just one of the shades I own. They have a wide brush which makes it really nice and easy to apply. It lasts quite a long time as well before it chips. I featured this in my May favourites here.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I might go on and do the top 10 under £10 post, also I may do my top MUA products if you'd like to see that please let me know.

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Beauty Blogger Tag Featuring Becki

Me and Becki from dreams with butterflies decided to do this tag together as we thought it would be fun to do a post together. Becki did a guest post for me last week and we have talk to each other quite regularly  and we thought it would be quite nice to do something together.If you have any ideas of other posts we could do together then we would love to hear your suggestions. Please go and check out her blog she does amazing makeup looks and lots of other amazing posts. Her answers are labelled with a B and mine with a K.

So one with the questions

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
B - Straight
K-  Wavy

2. What is your natural hair colour?

B – Dark Brown
K- Light Brown

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
B – My sister owns her own hairdressers so she does my hair!
K- I've never dyed my hair

4. How often do you wash your hair?
B – My hair can get very greasy so I normally I was it every day or every other day and use dry shampoo – I just judge it!
K- Every other day sometimes a bit longer

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
B – Depends what I am doing and where I am going, but I have it straight, wavy, curly and in a pony tail – curled, in a bun ect. Whatever I feel like!
K- I sometimes curl and straighten my hair but not very often

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
B – I normally paint my nails myself because I change my mind so quickly. But I don sometimes get my nails done in my sisters shop!
K- I do my own nails

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
B – When it starts to chip or when I get board of it, so normally about every 4 days.
K- Every few days sometimes a week

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
B – Normally I do keep them painted at all times but I am not in much of a rush to do them in the winter.
K- I paint my toes all year round, in winter I use a light pink whereas in the summer I use bright colours

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?

B – For day to day normally half an hour (maybe just over that!)
K- Probably 10 minutes

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
B- Depends how I feel, probably eyes first so that I can then decide which blush and lipstick I want ect.
K- I do my face makeup first

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
B- I do and it’s an addiction I’m not proud of but I am currently re-doing my storage of my make-up and I am only keeping what I use and throwing away the rest (I am very proud of myself for that!)
K- Unfortunately for my purse I collect makeup

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
B- I have naturally long eyelashes, so I only put them on if I know there’s going to be lots of photos taken.
K- I've never worn false lashes I have quite long lashes anyway

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
B-Depends by what you mean by full face of make-up, I wear foundation, powder, bronzer & blush aswell as 2-3 eyeshadows, eye liner and mascara and lipstick. So yes!
K-  Not every day, for school I only use concealer and some eye makeup and lipstick

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
B- Normally I would put something on but sometimes not, just depends.
K- If I’m just staying at home then no not very often

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
B-I will occasionally if I am going around the corner to my sisters but normally I like to put something on!
K- Yes I will but I don’t do it very often

16. How many high end products do you have?
B-I personally think I have a good mixture, I love MAC, YSL, Benefit. But I mostly buy MAC if I am going to buy high end.
K- None

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
B-I wash the ones I use on a daily basis at least once a week and ones I don’t use I was about once or twice a month, just depends when I have time.
K- I try and wash them ever week usually a Sunday afternoon

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
B-I normally plan them or I would take forever to get ready.
K- Sometimes it depends if it’s an occasion or not. I plan what I’m going to wear to school so it doesn’t take too long in the morning

19. How often do you change your handbag?
B-I only change them if I am going on a night out but normally I use my Marc Jacobs ( Classic Q Fran Shoulder Bag) It is my love and I use it everyday!
K- Not very often I nearly always use the same

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
B-If I am working I get up at 5:30am and if I have work the next day I will be in bed between 9-10pm.
K- I get up at 7 during the week day and go to bed at 10

21. How often & when do you workout?
B-I work out on my wii fit about twice a week, I hate going to gyms so instead I prefer to look terrible within my own room. I then go on walks with my work and am constantly on my feet and on the go at my work (I work at a nursery looking after lots of 2 year olds!)
K- I walk to school every day, from my house to school it is 1.5 miles

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?
B-Right Handed
K- Right handed

23. How tall are you?
B-I am unsure but me and my mum think I am about 5’5 feet?!?
K- 5.6 I think

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
B-I can speak little bit of French!
K- I don’t speak them fluently but I know French and some German

25. How many pets do you have?
B-Well I have 2 dogs, 1 parrot but that is a lot less than what I used to have I used to have fish and rabbits ect but now I spend my time with my doggies!
K- None

26. How often are you on Blogger?
B-I try to go on everyday but sometime I don’t have time!
K- Everyday

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?
B- I don’t really understand this question but I always reply to comments on my blog!
K- Yes I do

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other post?
B-I keep a wish list which keeps getting longer and longer!
K- I do actually it’s usually a very long list

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
B-A lot of my favourite quotes refer to dreams and I love the feeling of butterflies. So put them together – Dreams with Butterflies – But sometimes I think I should have called it Becki’s Beauty Blog.
K- My favourite Tv show is Pretty Little Liars and I love fashion and fashionista sounded better than Prettylittlefashion

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
B-An Olympus camera it's not the best but it take photos pretty well and they are normally clear enough ( I am not good with technology so dont know numbers ect)
K- Cannon EOS 450D

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
B-I help my parents tidy everyday but my room I make sure It is always tidy and clean and dust about every 2 weeks.
K- I try to keep my room tidy but it always seems to be a mess

32. What is your favourite color?
B-If I was to pick one I would say PINK! But I also love turquoise, white, lilac ect.
K- Probably pink or red or mint green

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
B-I read more blogs but I normally buy mags that have good freebies!
K- I love reading Company, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan 

34. Do you swear?
B- Sometimes but I try to keep it to a minimum!
K- Very occasionally

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
B- Blogging, online shopping – just a chilled out day!
K- Chilling now I spent the whole morning doing homework and I’ll probably paint my nails.

Thank you for reading hope you enjoyed it 

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Botanics Toning Spray Review

This is said to be a dupe for the  Caudalie beauty elixir . This replaced my much loved simple facial tonner.This is what the packaging looks like it has the same pattern on it as the other products in the Botanics range. This product is only available in Boots. I bought this when it was on offer. I love using this because it is really refreshing and leaves my a skin feeling really smooth. Another thing I like about this product is it is 100% organic. It is usually £4.99 but at the moment it is £3.99. I use this in the morning and the evening it is very easy to spray. You spray it all over your face and then wipe it off with a cotton pad. This is a product that I would truly recommend as it is so good and it is a lot cheaper than the beauty elixir and definitely worth trying.

Prettylittlefashionista xxx 

*I have not been sponsored to write this post I bought this with my own money and this is my own opinion*

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Essie Nail Polishes for £1.99

Essie Nail Polishes

Yes you read the title correctly I bought Essie nail polishes for £1.99 instead of the usual £7.99. I got 4 colours from Fragrance Direct they have a limited shade range but they have something for everyone. You have to pay for delivery and I choose second class delivery which was £1.99 but it didn’t take very long at all to get here.  On my last post I was asked if these are genuine as they are so cheap yes I believe they are genuine but they have the old brushes so therefore the old formula. I picked up A Crewed Interest Chubby Cheeks  To Buy Or Not To Buy  and Navigate Her. I am really excited as these are my first Essie nail polishes and I can’t wait to use them you can expect to see them in some NOTDs.

Friday, 7 September 2012

NOTD- 50 Shades Of Turquoise

I know it’s a poor title but I was struggling to think of one as usually I use the name of the nail polish but this one doesn’t have a name it is Shade 49 by 2true and that wouldn’t have made a very good title now would.

The 2true nail polishes are really good they are £1.99 from Superdrug but are 3 for £4.99 so that’s three nail polishes for £5 which is a really good deal.

I love this colour it is really pretty and it goes on really well only 2 coats were needed which is fantastic.

What’s on your nails at the moment?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

p.s At Fragrance Direct Essie nail polishes are only £1.99 I’ve ordered 4 and will be doing a post on them soon

Thursday, 6 September 2012

♥ Ashley Benson – Inspired Hair & Make-up ♥

Hi! I'm Becki from Dreams WithButterflies  and I’m going to be doing a guest post for Kirsty, while she has a crazy first week at sixth form!  When I said to Kirsty that I would love to do a guest post for her, I knew I wanted to do a make-up look but I was unsure what to do! So I asked Kirsty for help and she sent me a picture of Ashley Benson, and I loved the look she was wearing as it was stylish but it is still very wearable and easy to do!
In this look Ashley has fresh and clear looking skin, contour, coral cheeks and lips as well as thick black liner on both her upper and lower lash line. If you’re not aware how I write my posts first I will explain how to create the look with photos then at the end I’ll put a list of products used, just in case you want to re-create the look! I also like to ask for feedback and ask a question at the end which you can comment to! So let’s get started!
Using one pump of Bare Minerals – Prime Time, gently rub this all over your face, then leave it for a minute to let it absorb into your skin and set.

Then using MAC – Pro Longwear Concealer – NW15 I am covering any blemishes or problem areas. I then use Collection 2000 – Lasting Perfection Concealer to cover dark lines underneath my eyes.

MAC concealerCollection 2000 concealer
I normally have dry/normal but I prefer to set my foundation with a pressed powder like MAC – Blot Powder as it takes away any shine and helps set your foundation.
MAC pressed powder 2
I then used Benefit – Hoola Bronzer to contour my cheekbones, temples and jaw line. I then used a light dusting of the bronzer all over my skin, to give a light bronzed glow!?!
Benefir Hoola BronzerBenefir Hoola Bronzer 2
Then to get coral cheeks like Ashley I used one of my favourite blushes of all time Benefit – Coralista and swept it across my cheeks.
Benefit CoralistaBenefit Coralista 2
Using my favourite eye primer Urban Decay - Eye Shadow Primer Potion, blend this across your lids and under your eyes. This will help keep any of your eye products on for a longer time and cover any dis-coloration and veins.
I am then using a light slightly shimmery eye shadow from Elf - 32 eye shadow palette to give a light wash of colour, as Ashley looks like she has a light colour on her lids but the main focus point is the heavy black liner.
ELF eyeshadow palette
For the eyeliner I am using Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil -  Zero and following my lash line (from corner to corner). Then underneath my eye I am using the black eye shadow from my Elf - 32 eye shadow palette to line my lash line and I am also going to use it on my liner on my upper lash line.
I am then going to curl my eye lashes and using my Soap & Glory – Thick and Fast Mascara I am going to coat my lashes well with the mascara, so that they stand out
Soap and Glory mascaraUrban Decay eyeliner
Using a small brush (I am using the accent brush from Real Techniques) I am going to gradually build the colour up until I get it to how it want it. I am using a limited edition lipstick (sorry!) MAC – Watch Me Simmer and then using the same brush I am going to add a small amount of 17 – Ultimate Volume Lip gloss – Peach Melba to give a little bit of a shine and adds a bit of colour.
MAC watch me simmerLip gloss peach melba
Products Used –
Bare Minerals – Prime Time                                                                                        
Collection 2000 – Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair 1
MAC – Pro Longwear Concealer – NW15
MAC – Studio Sculpt – NW15
MAC – Blot Powder – Medium
Benefit – Hoola Bronzer
Benefit – Coralista
Urban Decay – Eye Shadow Primer Potion - Eden
Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide-on Eye Liner – Zero
Elf – 32 Eye shadow Palette – Natural
Soap & Glory – Thick and Fast Mascara
Rimmel – Eyebrow Pencil – Dark Brown
MAC – Lipstick – Watch Me Simmer
17 – Ultimate Volume Lip gloss – Peach Melba
First I washed my hair then dried it (Products Below), then I split my hair into sections and started curling my hair with my Instyler 3 in 1 Rotating Styling System, once I have curled all of my hair- using the comb the styling system came with I am brushing the curls out to create loose curls. I then simply gather it all at the top of my head and tie a hair bobble around - creating a high ponytail.
hairRotating Styling System,
I then spray hair spray to secure all of the curls, and it’s that simple!
Product List –
TRESemme – 24 hour Body Shampoo,
L’oreal Kids – Sweet Pear Tangle Tamer,
Demark – Tangle Tamer Hair Brush,
V05 – Plump It Up,
Wella – Silvikrin Hairspray
hair productscomb and hairspray
Hope you enjoyed! I enjoyed writing this for you! And I would love if you could come over to my blog and have a look at what I do best! (

Thanks for Reading! 


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

NARS Douceurs de Paris Eyeshadow Palette Review

Paris, January 2012. Taken by myself
I learned first hand in January of the pleasures of Paris. Many people say Paris is their heart and soul. We all know dozens of Francophiles, and it's not really something you identify with until you actually go to a beautiful city.

I am a city girl. Born in Dublin and missing the city life quite a lot, Paris was a great fit for me. I definitely class myself as quite a European type (pretentious though it sounds) and I love any city really.

Paris, January 2012. Taken by a poor fellow who ran into the
crowd of camera whores. I'm the middle one. :)
Paris is on the cards for discussion today because I'm finally reviewing the NARS Douceurs de  Paris Eyeshadow Palette. The shades, as you will see after the jump, ooze sophistication. If I was to get all metaphorical about it, I definitely see a greige-y purple concrete, deep smutty street hues,a midnight, smog-purple night-sky and fresh, glowy shimmers all-round- as lively and bright as the city of lights itself!

Enough poetry, let's review a palette!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Instyle Magazine Clinique Freebie

This month there aren’t too many magazine freebies but Instyle have teamed up with Clinique and there are 4 products to choose from Clinique Turnaround Night Radiance Moisturiser, Long Last Glosswear, Repairwear Laser Focus and High Impact Mascara., I picked up the mascara.

So you get the magazine, a Mango catalogue and another clothing catalogue for Anthropologie. The magazine retails at £3.80 but if you get it from Tesco it is £2.50. Magazine freebies are a great way to try products at much lower prices. So without further ado I will show you the mascara.
I have 4 words for you I love this mascara, it is a really good mascara it doesn’t clump, it lengthens and thickens my lashes what more can you ask for. The full size is £16 which I don’t think I’ll be purchasing because it is a lot of money to spend on a mascara but if you want to get it you can get it here.
And even better next month comes with free Benefit products 3 to choose from sun beam, cha cha tint or bene tint I think I’m going to get the bene tint or the cha cha tint. It comes out on the 4th October.

Have you picked up this fantastic offer?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx