Tuesday, 29 January 2013

MUA Artiste Palette Review

Where can you buy it- Superdrug or the MUA store

Price- £6

Shades- 6 eyeshadows from left to right Pistachio, Mocca,Ice, Grape, Chocolate and Cookie  
                4 face products from left to right Pink Shimmer, Primrose, Bronzed and Shimmer Kiss 

What does MUA say about it?
‘This is a beautiful artiste collection palette on the go which helps create a full face all in one, with 6 brand NEW merged eye shadows, two powder blushers and a contour shade and highlighter. Shades include shimmery merged tones for fashion-forward statement smoky eyes with light and earthy naturals for an everyday look which can easily be transformed into an evening smoky eye look.The two blushes include warm pink shades for a soft shimmer finish. Finally the contour and highlighter helps create a flawless sculpted natural glow.
My opinion
I love this palette becauseit is so versatile. You can create so many different looks with it. All theeyeshadows are really pigmented and really easy to blend. I love all thecolours except Ice and Grape as they are a bit too bright for me. I lovePrimrose as it is a gorgeous blush colour and I wish I could buy itindividually. I love that MUA are starting to name the shades in theirpalettes. In my opinion isn’t as good as the Undressed palette but it is stillquite good. What lets it down for me is the bronzer, highlighter, Ice andGrape. Not because they are bad products but because I don’t use them. I wouldhave preferred if they had included 4 blushes instead of 2 so that I could havetried more blushes as I am still quite new to blushes.

Have you got this palette?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx 

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Liebster Award #3

I was nominated for this award by Rebecca from Rebecca Alice. As I have had this award before I will only be answering her questions. So on with the questions:

1.     Who is your inspiration in life? – I think I get inspiration from a lot of people but mainly my mum and my friends
  1. Favourite celebrity?- This is a really hard one my favourite male celebrity is Ian Somerhalder and my favourite female is either Lucy Hale or Ashley Benson
  2. What's your favourite song?- This often changes but at the moment I really like James Arthur’s Impossible
  3. What's the one beauty product you couldn't live without?- Mascara
  4. Is there one thing in the world you just wish you could own?- makeup wise it would be anything from Mac but I have always wanted a walk in wardrobe
  5. What qualities do you look for in a guy?- A good sense of humour, good fashion sense, someone that I can be myself with and someone that is confident but not cocky
  6. What was the last thing you bought?- Maybelline colour Tattoo in on and on bronze (review will be up soon)
  7. Put your ipod on shuffle, what's the first song that comes up? – Raise me up by Westlife
  8. What's your favourite season?- Spring/summer
  9. Favourite clothing brand?- Topshop
  10. Do you have a special talent?- Not really…

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

MUA Gel Eyeliner in Underground Review

Where can you buy it- Superdrug or the MUA store

Price- £3

Shade range- Underground (black), Fairground (metallic grey/black), On Move (brown) and Tribe (blue)

What does MUA say about them?
‘They are intensely pigmented and super slick and come in four shades, from the classic black of‘Underground’ to the beautifully bold blue of ‘Tribe’ and are completely smudge-proof once the product has dried. And the most exciting bit of the product is the unique brush applicator, which is cleverly hidden in the lid,which has been designed so you can create an array of long-lasting looks and styles which in future blog posts and videos I will be demonstrating.

My opinion
I am absolutely in love with this eyeliner. I have never been very good at applying liquid or gel eyeliner but I find gel eyeliner a lot easier to use than liquid as you have much more control with it. This is super pigmented and is a proper black unlike some other eyeliners I have tried that have been a bit more of a faded colour. This glides on effortlessly and doesn't smudge at all. I find that this eyeliner lasts all day and is easy to take off as well. The only downside to this product is the brush that comes with it. I am not a massive fan of it and I prefer to use my ELF concealer brush from the 10 piece set that is way too small to beused for concealer but I find it is perfect for applying eyeliner. I really have enjoyed using this and trying out different looks with it. I really want to get Fairground and On Move as I feel I would get a lot of use out of them.

Have you tried theseeyeliners?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx 

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Guest Post: Defeat Dreary Winter Days with Color


When the bursting fall colors fade into the dreary shades of winter, it’s tempting to let your wardrobe go the same way. The fear of dirty slush slinging onto the back of your pant legs can have you reaching for the dark colors in your closet. There’s nothing wrong with taking a sensible approach to the weather, but don’t get lost in the dreary gray of the winter landscape. Lift your spiritsand those of everyone around youby contrasting those dull, sensible winter colors with hues that pop.
On clear winter days, forget the darks and reach for the creams. Offset cream cords or slacks with a darker sweater, but forget about the black or brown. Choose red or light blue instead. Red will make an outfit pop, while the lighter shade will subtly brighten up a room. Whatever color you choose, tie the ensemble together with a long, thin patterned scarf.
When you have to pull out your brownsand, let’s face it, sometimes winter weather demands itdon’t let them be drab. First, get some lighter-toned browns in your closet, like chocolate or dark tan, so that your brownest days don’t have to seem so dark. Then pair those browns with bright colors like pale blue or pink. Not only will either of those colors ease the drabness; their “in” factor over the past few years makes it easy to find accessories that match.
One of the brightest colors of fall that can be carried over into winter, true orange pairs well with navy, while new trends in fashion have been hooking softer orange hues, like coral, up with earthy olive and army greens. To tie the contrasting colors together, choose accessories that have both colors running throughout the design, or take what’s up top down below as well, matching coral shoes with a similarly toned shirt. For a more trendy option, get matching leg warmers for a streak of color just above your feet.
If you’re like the rest of the population, you’re likely to reach first for those earthy browns, grays and blues when the ugly winter weather sets in and clothing options turn dark. Don’t forget that purple is a dark shade, too, and it can easily replace a few of those more boring shades. Purple can be a difficult color to work with, but a consultation with the color wheel can help you pair your closet colors for the perfect bright winter outfit.
Winter may be the time of deepest darkness, gray daytime skies and hazardous roads, but it’s also a time of cute coats and stylish cold-weather accessories. Don’t let winter decide your wardrobe for you. Overcome its freezing temperatures and messy landscapes with bursts of color in unexpected places. Then, while the world around you is gray, you’ll be a bright spot on the winter scene.
Todays' guest post is from http://beltsandbangles.com/  if you are interested in writing a guest post for me then email me at prettylittlefashionista@hotmail.com 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Products I Have Used Up #5

I love reading these types of posts as they can be so helpful I am going to try and do these every other month so that I have plenty of products to show you without there being too many.

Carex strawberry lace hand wash £1.80
I loved the smell of this it smelt exactly like strawberry laces. Although this didn't seem to last that long compared to other hand washes I have used.
Would I repurchase? Maybe

Sainsburys nail polish remover £1.30
This removed nail polish quite well and is really cheap.
Would I repurchase? Yes

Colgate sensitive whitening toothpaste £2.79
This was quite a nice toothpaste it whitened my teeth but as I don't have sensitive teeth I can't comment on whether or not it improves sensitive teeth.
Would I repurchase? No

Clean and clear deep cleansing lotion £2.85
I absolutely hated this stuff. If you got it anywhere close to your eyes it stinks them. Also it had a high level of alcohol in it skit dried my skin.
Would I repurchase? No

Botaincs day shift moisturiser
I don't think botanics sells this anymore as it is the old packaging. I didn't even finish this because it was so bad. It made my skin greasy and it took a long time to sink in.
Would I repurchase?

Baylis and Harding wild rosé and raspberry leaf soap
This came as part of a set. I am not a massive fan of bars of soap so I didn't particularly like this. It did smell quite nice though.
Would I repurchase? No

Lancôme la vie est belle sample (30ml £39)
I loved the smell of this and I was lucky enough together the full size for Christmas. I wear this everyday and it is my favourite scent.
Would I repurchase? Yes

2true concealer £1.99
This wasn't a great concealer. I found that it cracked and went cakes. But it was really cheap so I can't complain too much.
Would I repurchase? No

Elf mascara £1.50
I did not like this I found the wand to be too small and it was very clumpy.
Would I repurchase? No

Beauty UK nail polish
This has gone gloopy do I need to get rid of it. This was quite a good nail polish it was cheap but it was also long lasting.
Would I repurchase? Maybe (if I had a beauty UK stand near to me)

I hope you enjoyed this post

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Friday, 18 January 2013

Along Came Betty One Pot Of Polish Review

I picked this body scrub up in Tesco before Christmas when at the time it was on an introductory offer of £2.99 and it now retails for£5.99. This is a whole new range at Tesco which is very similar to Soap and Glory. Sainsburys has a similar brand called Dirty Works which is also like Soap and Glory. Firstly I want to say that the packaging is really nice and is very similar to Soap and Glory and although I have not tried it this looks very like Sugar Crush.
This smells amazing it is a salt, sugar and apricot scrub and it smells fantastic. It exfoliates the skin really well without being too harsh.  Overall I really like this product and I would definitely recommend that you check this out and the rest of their products as they are great value for money.

Have you tried any Along Came Betty products?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tresemme Split Remedy Sealing Serum Review

Today I wanted to review the split remedy sealing serum foryou. I have recently been getting more into haircare as I have quite a fewsplit ends. My hair is quite thick but I haven’t dyed it at all it has been atmany different lengths throughout my life and at the moment I am growing itlonger. I got a sample of this product quite a while ago in an issue of MarieClaire and I quite liked it and although I couldn’t see a difference in the amountof split ends as it was one of those sachets so I only got 2 uses out of it Iwent out and bought it.

I apply this to the ends of my hair after I have washed itand whilst it is still wet. This product has a pump so you get the right amountout I usually use 2-3 pumps at a time. It says after 3 uses you should see an80% reduction in split ends now I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen an 80% reductionbut I have definitely seen a reduction in split ends.

I love the smell of this product and I have noticed that itleaves my hair felling soft and looking shiner. I am quite impressed with thisproduct and I think I will try the shampoo and conditioner from the same rangeto see if they are any good. You can get this for £5.99 from Superdrugalthough you may be able to find this cheaper in your local supermarket and itis quite often on offer.

Have you tried this?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Guest Post: Animal Prints: How to Avoid Overkill


Fashion trends come and go, but some seem to stand the test of time. Animal print is one of the fashions that seems to never go completely out of style. However, with so many choices available, it can be difficult to construct an outfit that looks polished and elegant instead of tacky or overdone. Below are some tips fashionistas can use to make sure that the animal print look they don incorporates just the right blend of sophistication and whimsy.
  • Choose a focal point and stick with it. As tempting as it may be to match an animal print blouse to animal print handbags and shoes, it's almost always a mistake. Head-to-toe animal print runs the risk of looking cheesy, so fashion buffs should avoid overkill by sticking with no more than two animal print garments at a time.
  • Break it up. If you must wear more than one piece of animal print, it's important to keep them as far away from each other as possible. For example, an animal print scarf with animal print shoes is fine, but pairing the scarf with an animal print blouse is a bad idea.
  • Pair with solids. After choosing an animal print piece to flaunt, it's wise to pair the piece with solid, neutral garments. For example, if you plan to wear a cheetah print top, pair the piece with a solid skirt or pant and a neutral shoe. Pairing the top with a patterned skirt, even if the pattern isn't animal print, is overwhelming to the eye and takes away from the outfit's cohesiveness.
  • Choose accessories wisely. When deciding on accessories, fashion enthusiasts should choose pieces that aren't too busy. For example, choosing a pair of gaudy earrings to pair with an animal skin top is not the best choice. However, an earring in a solid shade works well with this outfit, regardless of its size. Likewise, animal print bracelets or necklaces with attention-grabbing patterns should be avoided, while more reserved, sophisticated necklaces or bracelets complement the outfit nicely.
Animal print clothing makes a bold fashion statement, and some fashion lovers may be intimidated by this outspoken, fun-loving trend. However, when approached properly, animal print pieces can make an excellent addition to any wardrobe. By choosing garments carefully and pairing them with the right accessories, anyone can put together an animal print look that's both flattering and polished.
Todays' guest post is from http://beltsandbangles.com/  if you are interested in writing a guest post for me then email me at prettylittlefashionista@hotmail.com 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection Review

I got this brush set for Christmas after hearing so much good things about it. Before I got this I was using ELF brushes and I thought they were good but oh my God these are amazing in comparison. There are 4 brushes in the set. The buffing brush, contour brush, detailer brush and pointed foundation brush. My favourite brush in the whole set is the buffing brush.

Buffing Brush:
I love this brush it is so soft and blends in liquid foundation really well. I use this to blend in my foundation and it blends it in so well and creates such a flawless look. This is my favourite brush in the whole collection as it is so amazing.

Contour Brush:
This brush is really good for applying blusher and bronzer. It applies blusher really well as it is the right shape to fit your cheeks.

Detailer Brush:

This is probably my least favourite brush in the whole set as I prefer to use my fingers to blend in  concealer. On the days that I have used it it has blended in the concealer really well.

Pointed Foundation Brush:
I often use this to put foundation on my face before I buff it in with the buffing brush. I have also heard people use it to blend in their concealer but I haven't tried that yet.

These brushes were created by Sam Chapman(from Pixiwoo ) The brushes are made from synthetic Taklon bristles and they are a 100% cruelty free. The brushes are £21.99 from Boots on Amazon they are only £18.83 so a little bit cheaper. The set comes with a case which makes it great for travelling and the case can be turned into a stand which is really helpful to have on your desk or dressing table. These brushes are really worth the hype and I really want to try more of the brushes. I think I'm going to get the starter kit as I really want to try them.

Have you tried these brushes?
Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Shopping My Stash

Sorry I didn't post this earlier but I have a very busy week. I want to apologise because I won't be able to post my video on Wednesday so I will only be posting one at the weekend.

I saw quite a few bloggers do this post last year and I thought I would do one on my blog. For those of you unfamiliar with this type of post it is when you pick out bits from your makeup collection that you don't use very often and then you use it. You then do an update after saying what you thought of the products. Most posts that I have read like this have done this over a week I am going to do it over a month this way I will use the products more often and be able to give a better opinion on them. so onto the products.

Stila tinted moisturiser- I got this in the summer and I reviewed it here. I got this in Poundland and it is slightly too dark for me so I have to be careful when I apply it so as not to turn into a oompa loompa I think this is one of the reasons that I stopped using it.

Stila powder- Again this was another Poundland find that I have never used I usually use my MUA powder but I really want to give this a try.

Witch concealer- This concealer is specifically aimed for use on blemishes and when I bought it I had a lot of blemishes so used it quite a lot but when you use this you need to use a separate one for under the eyes. The Rimmel Wake Me Up one can be used on both areas so I find myself reaching for it over this one.

Benetint- I got this in Instyle magazine and I have not used it yet mainly because I have only recently been getting into powder blushes and this product kind of scares me (silly I know) I really want to try this though and it will make a change from using powder blushes.

ELF all over cover stick in Toasted- I got this in the summer as part of a mystery gift from ELF and I have never used it. The concept behind the all over cover stick is that you can use it on your lip, face and eyes however this colour is only really suitable for the eyes.

Maybelline colour effect in Cool Beans- This is a cream eyeshadow. I'm not sure whether these are still available as the colour tattoos have come out. I love the colour of this but I had forgotten that I owned it.

Rimmel lash building mascara- I am a mascara junky I have so many mascaras and I thought I would include one in this to try and get them used up otherwise then end up drying up and becoming a waste of money.

Have you ever done this?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Revlon Lip Butter Candy Apple Review

After getting Strawberry Shortcake in the summer I had been wanting to get some more lip butters. I chose the shade Candy Apple which is a really bright red shade. I still really love the packaging I think it is super cute. I think I prefer this colour slightly more then Strawberry Shortcake because although it is a red it is still really wearable and I have worn it quite a lot since I got it at Christmas. I love the texture as it is creamy and moisturising. The colour lasts a few hours but as it fades it fades evenly and you can get away with not reapplying it straight away as it still looks really nice.

Have you tried any of the lip butters?
Prettylittlefashionista xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Versatile Blogger Award

The rules of the award:
- Thank the blogger who awarded you
- Share 7 random facts about yourself
- Nominate 7 fellow bloggers
- Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been awarded
- Add the Versatile Blogger badge to your blog
I would like to thank Jen from Jenxxhope for nominating me for this award. I love reading her blog and watching her YouTube videos and you should all go check her blog and channel out. 
7 Random Facts:
1. I am 16 and doing my A Levels
2. the A Levels I'm doing are Psychology, Geography, English Literature and Business Studies 3. My favourite scent is vanilla4. I am going to Iceland in March5. I love watching TV 6. I am addicted to playing games on my Ipad 7. I have never tried Mac products (but really want to)

7 Nominations: If you haven't already go and check out these amazing blogs
Becki from Dreams with Butterflies 
Ali from Zombies Wear Eyeliner
Sarah from Some Sparkle and Shine
Rebecca from Rebecca Alice 
Becky from Beauty Becky
Serena from Loves Pretty Wild Things 
Clara from Countess du Blush

Thursday, 3 January 2013

NOTD: Bikini So Teeny

So I got this from Fragrance Direct before Christmas for £1.99. I had been lasting after this after seeing it on so many blogs during the summer. I must say it lived up to my expectations just like all the other Essie polishes I own it applies really well, it lasts a long time and it doesn't take too long to dry.

What have you got on your nails at the moment?
Prettyfashionista xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

December Favourites

This is my last favourites post of 2012 and I haven't got that much to share with you this month as I haven't tried that many new products.

I have been really liking the Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser and have been using it everyday to remove my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling really soft plus it removes all of my makeup even waterproof mascara. Next is the Rimmel wake me up foundation I love this foundation as it is easy to blend in and long lasting. To go with this I have been using the wake me up concealer which is an amazing concealer which can be used on blemishes and under the eyes. These 2 products work together amazingly and I highly recommend the concealer if you haven't tried it but have tried the foundation. Not many people seem to talk about the concealer which is a shame as it is really good. My last favourite is the Beauty UK palette in Earth Child. I love this palette as the colours in it are really nice and although it is a neutral palette it isn't just brown shades which makes it different from most neutrals palettes. The quality of the eyeshadows is really good however the lighter shades do need a primer underneath them. I have found myself reaching for this palette nearly very day this month.

What have been your favourites?

Prettylittlefashionista xxx