Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MY THOUGHTS: Cattier Paris Argile Rose Clay Mask (sensitive skin)

Contains pink clay and aloe vera. A mild and purifying treatment specially suited for sensitive skin. This mask clarifies the skin and provides it with important nutrients. 

I've never found a face mask that I thought was worth bothering with. My usual experience is that they just don't live up to the claims. Until now. I really enjoyed using this mask.

This product dried super quickly when on the skin. I applied it fairly liberally so I had serious struggles trying to talk with it on (probably not a bad thing for my family).

I found it easiest filling the sink with medium/hot water and using cotton pads in a circular motion to remove.

Something I'm currently using is causing me breakouts and I've currently got spots, blemishes and some scarring. This mask seems to be doing a brilliant job at calming any redness, taking any inflammation from the skin.
One thing I'm not the biggest fan of is the smell but I'm willing to put up with it for up to half an hour a week for these results.

I've obviously only used it for the length of the samples. I got 5 masks out of the two sachets so I'm not the biggest expert but
I'll definitely be purchasing the full size and giving a longer trial for only £4.25!

Have any of you tried this product? Thoughts?
Nikki x

Christmas Wishlist: Style Edition


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette - Ultra Matte V2

I received this palette in a beauty subscription box a while ago and immediately gave it to my sister as I wasn't blown away by the colours. However, I recently borrowed it to do a halloween look and thought I'd write a super quick post about it.


Monday, October 20, 2014

The Autumn Tag 2014

1. Favourite thing about Autumn?
I made a whole blog post dedicated to my love of Autumn 'Oh Autumn, How I Love Thee' so I'll just let you all go and look at my list :)

2. Favourite drink
I've made a new drink discovery this year. Not i the sense that it was secret, I just didn;t know it existed. The 'Hot Spiced Apple' from Costa is Autumn in a cup. I've lost count of how many I've already had this year and they've only been out a few weeks. I'd definitely recommend trying it if you haven't yet.

3. Favourite scent/candle
My favourite candle is and always has been the Glade 'spiced apple and cinnamon' (the original, they seem to have changed it this year and I'm not a fan) but I'm currently cheating on that one with a Yankee Candle 'Christmas Memories'. I'm not fussy about seasonal scents, I literally burn my Glade ones all year.

4. Best lipstick?
I'm usually a deep red kind of girl in the autumn but this year I seem to have developed an obsession with purples. This one is the MUA Luxe Velvet lip lacquer in Kooky.

5. Go to moisturiser?
Anothew new addition for this year. My favourite moisturiser is the Vaseline Spray and Go. I've never used another which comes anywhere close to being as effective as this one.

6. Go to colours for the eyes?
I'm a fan of a brown smoky eye all year around but in Autumn it's nice to be able to go a little darker with the tones. 

7. Favourite music or band/singer to listen to?
I don't particularly have a band/ singer that makes my feel Autumnal. I've just posted my iTunes  'Top 25 Most Played' for the last couple of months.

8. Favourite outfit to wear (i.e. boots & a scarf combo)?
Anything with a polo neck.

9. Autumn treat?
Chocolate apples. 

10. Favourite place to be?
In bed. Or at work watching all of the Christmas gifts coming through the tills. Lets face it, It's October and our Christmas displays are already going up. I hate Christmas but I love tinsel, Christmas music and gift sets so working in retail is ideal this time of year.

I tag anyone who wants to do this. Leave me a link to your answers :)
Nikki x

Monday, October 13, 2014

What's in my travel makeup bag?

I'm not a massive one for spontaneity but I recently took an overnight impulsive trip to London. The reason for my visit? To see the original 'Queen Ginge' on the West End. Lindsay Lohan has been my favourite celebrity for years. I adore the woman! And let's face it, what other chance am I going to get to see her? So I booked on the Wednesday night and by Friday I was sat in the theatre pinching myself. I'm still not convinced it actually happened but let's move on.

I only went overnight (I was there less than 24 hours) so my makeup bag wasn't drastically different to my everyday bag but I thought I'd share what I packed into my absolute favourite Cath Kidston.

  1. Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
  2. Avon Glimmerstick Brow Definer in Blonde
  3. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair
  4. Model Co More Brows in Light/ Medium
  5. Carmex Moisture Plus
  6. Manhattan Soft Mat Lipcream in 56K
  7. Essence I <3 Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara in Black
  8. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain
  9. nail clipper
  10. spoolie
Nikki x

Friday, October 10, 2014

Makeup of the Day (10/10/2014)


Foundation - L'Oreal True Match Foundation in C1 Rose Ivory.
Concealer - Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair 1.
Powder - Collection Sheer Loose Powder in 2 Translucent.
Blush - Sleek Blusher in Pixie Pink.
Contour - Sleek Face Contour Kit in 884 Light.
Eyebrows - Avon Glimmerstick Brow Definer in Blonde and Model Co More Brows in Light/Medium.
Eyeliner - Maybelline Master Precise Liquid eyeliner in Noir.
Eyeshadow - Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze.
Mascara - Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara.
Lips - Barry M Lip Gloss in 2.

I love the way my skin looks so I had to document it.
Nikki x
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