Sleek 'Powder Pink' Pout Polish Review!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Sleek Pout Polish, if you haven't heard of it, is a perfect dupe for Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner - at a fraction of the price. 

Although not a product I'd usually reach for, i'm noticing my lips are more dry and chapped this winter and in need of conditioning. The Pout polish contains natural oils such as almond oil, shea butter and Vitamin E which are said to 'keep lips protected and moisture locked in'. Okay, worth a shot then in my books. 

This powder pink shade is one which reminds me of my Mac Pink Plaid Lipstick and seems to be perfect for everyday use. A soft gentle pink that isn't too flashy, but with enough colour to really pull a look together.

It swatches with a nice sheen and a good colour pay off too. When wiped the colour stains to leave a nice pink hue on the lip. Scent wise, the pout polish smells amazing. You can definitely catch the almond oil in it which as a massive almond fan, it a bonus. 

However, the same can't be said for the taste. I don't know what it is about this product, but I just can't deal with how it tastes when it's on my lips, so much so that I can't wear it. I've tried numerous times over the past few weeks to get myself used to it, but every time I do, I have to wipe it off due to how it tastes which is such a shame. I can't put my finger on what it is about it, but even with just a small amount of product used, I get a horrible taste at the back of my throat. I just really don't like how it tastes. I've never really experienced this with a lip product before, so maybe there's just one ingredient that I strongly dislike. It's odd, and frustrating as everything else about this is perfect. 

Pout Polish, as unfortunate as it is will be relegated to the back of my make up drawer. Maybe one day i'll get over how it tastes - but today is not that day.

Sleek Pout Polish is available from and costs £4.49.

Have you tried the Sleek Pout Polish? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. xxx

elf* Festival Make up Challenge!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Festivals, love them or loathe them, there's no escaping the news of them come summertime; so it's incredibly fitting that elf Cosmetics have challenged me to create the perfect festival make up look with a twist -  Using only elf cosmetics!

Now going into this challenge, I thought i'd find this easy however that wasn't actually the case. I, like many of you out there use many different brands for many different products. On a normal work day I wear at least 7 different brands.  Have you ever only used one brand for everything you put on your face? 

I locked away all of my products and got to work with my new elf filled make up bag to create a look that could be seen anywhere from Coachella to Glastonbury this year.  

I wanted to create something that was reminiscent of the 1970's vibe I get from festivals  that could be thrown together very simply, and quickly from your tent mid morning without too much time or effort. Here's the result! 

Here's a Product List of everything I used to create this look:

  • Foundation: Elf Mineral Personal Blend Foundation - Light
  • Concealer: elf Tone Correcting Concealer - Ivory
  • Blush: elf all over cover stick - Persimmon
  • Blush: elf Baked Blush - Rich Rose
  • Eyeshadow: elf Essential Little Black Book - Cool Edition
  • Eyeliner: elf Liquid Eyeliner - Black
  • Mascara: elf Earth and Water Mascara Duo - Black
  • Eyelashes:  elf Natural Lash Kit
  • Eyebrows: elf Brown eyeshadow (from 6pc eyeshadow palette)
  • Eyebrows: elf clear brow gel
  • Lips: elf Super glossy Shine Lipgloss - Juiced Berry
  • Nail Varnish: elf Party Peach
Now the pièce de résistance of this look has to be the elf Essential Little Black Book. There are so many looks and colour combinations you can have using this one little eye shadow palette. Before I did this look I was sat there for what seemed like forever trying to work out what to do. I had too much choice!

I decided to go for something that I wouldn't wear on a day to day basis. I chose 5 colours and worked them all around the eye.  

Here's a colour coded guide to show you where I placed them if you'd like to recreate this look at home. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this look and what colour combinations you'd love to see using the elf Little Black Book Palette! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. xxx

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*All Products featured are PR samples.

Dirty Looks Hair Extensions* Review!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Long blonde hair with tumbling curls has always been a dream of mine and over the past 2 weeks I've been testing out Dirty Looks  'HK' Extensions* in the hopes of reaching my dream hairstyle.  I decided to shade match my own hair, as It's an unusual colour at the moment due to a build up of silver shampoo and I know roughly what colour my hair is when that's washed out. I chose the shade 'Paparazzi Blonde' and after eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Dirty Looks Extensions* I was over the moon when they arrived.  The Extensions themselves come safely ziplocked in a pretty lilac box and what really makes them special is that they're split into two sections.

You have the main bulk of extensions and cleverly the hair colour test section! How cool is that? I've never seen a company have the brains to do this before and I was thoroughly impressed. I whipped the test section out, and clipped it into my hair, it was a match! 

The extensions themselves are a wonderful quality. They're Remy human hair and so so thick! I chose the 20-22inch length (which weigh a whopping 180g) as when curled they can easily lose a few inches. Dirty Looks* seem to have thought of everything with these extensions as they even come with spare clips and this handy guide of where to position them! Did I mention the wefts are numbered too? So if like me you're a bit useless first thing in the morning, you really can't go wrong.

And what do they look like in??

 I think I can safely say that my Disney Princess Hair dream has been achieved! After road testing and non stop wear over the past two weeks, I've never had so many compliments on my hair. They're brilliant quality and hold curls well. Even the Headmasters Hair Stylists were thoroughly impressed by them at Bloggers Fashion Week and kept asking me where they were from.  These extensions definitely  get my seal of approval.

For more information or to buy Dirty Looks Hair Extensions, Check out the website here -

What hairstyles would you like to see my create using these Extensions? Let me know in the comments xx

Perfect Eyelashes by Agnes Dos Santos* Review!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

This week I've been trying out Perfect Eyelashes by Agnes Dos Santos*.  Perfect Eyelashes* are a range of 'Luxurious' eyelashes available in 4 different types. I chose the Glam & Natural lashes from the range to try, test and play with.

On first impressions, these Perfect Eyelashes* are some of the most realistic looking strip lashes I've ever seen. They have a nice natural curl and each eyelash is super fine. They don't have the regimented look that drugstore lashes seem to have, that sort of fake and factory produced look. These lashes are hand made and 'delicately crafted' and honestly it shows. 

 Perfect Eyelashes by Agnes Dos Santos - Glam Lashes*. ' A full but natural Lash'. (As worn in images above) These lashes did require some trimming before they could be worn as they were too wide for my eyes. I wouldn't say that these are suitable for day wear, as they're quite full, however for an evening look they're perfect and finish off a look perfectly. 

 Perfect Eyelashes by Agnes Dos Santos - Natural Lashes*  'A delicate strip lash which simply adds a bit of volume to your own lashes'.  If you want a more voluminous lash, but without the extra length and something you can wear without question at work or during the day, this is the lash for you. The Natural Lashes blended in so easily with my real eyelashes I couldn't tell which were real and which were fake! These are perfect for that extra confidence booster, without the self consciousness of worrying if your lashes are too obvious at work! 

However, despite all the positive aspects that come with these lashes, there's also a negative that i'm still not sure how I feel about. The lashes are made from Mink hair. Yep. Mink Hair. Now your thoughts on that simple fact will affect how you feel on if these lashes are for you. I'm not 100% sure I feel great about that to be honest. The lashes are beautiful and are the most natural looking lashes I've ever worn, but on a personal basis I can't say I'm comfortable with the Mink factor. However, you don't mind then that doesn't matter!

Retraction: This article previously stated that I felt uncomfortable with these 'Mink' lashes being made from Mink fur. Although the Perfect Eyelashes website mentions a couple of times that the strip lashes are said to be 'Real Mink'. I have received the following new information from the PR company -

  'Just wanted to get in touch and let you know that the strip lashes are made from human hair which is ethically sourced and cleaned from a hairdressing salon. Agnes never uses real mink fur in her lashes and only uses a silk alternative which is called ‘mink’ I had to check with her as I also don’t agree with mink fur being used!'

Perfect Eyelashes by Agnes Dos Santos* Can be purchased here -

I'd love to hear your thoughts on these lashes and if you've tried them. Let me know in the comments. xx

Get the Look! Victoria's Secret - Candice Swanepoel Inspired Make Up!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

If like me, you die a little bit each time you see a picture of one of the insanely perfect Victoria's Secret models, then this look is for you.

Candice Swanepoel is a South African model, and in my eyes one of the most beautiful women on the planet. I thought I'd give it a shot and try and recreate one of her looks as part of my 'Make up Match series'. I chose this look as the lilac wing gave a new fresh twist to one of my favourite staples - an elegant wing teamed with dewy skin.

Now I haven't made my eyes as Pink as Candice is wearing for the simple fact that, i'm not a massive fan of pink eye shadow with my pale skin tone and I wanted this to be a wearable look. I'm slowly learning to love pink eye shadow a little bit more, but i'm not completely sold just yet!

I've also gone in hard with a double contour. I used both a powder and cream contour for this to  try to recreate her bone structure.

Here's a list of everything I used to create this look! 

  • Primer - Benefit Porefessional
  • Foundation - Mac Studio Sculpt NC15
  • Concealer - Mac Studio Finish NC15
  • Powder - B. Cosmetics Pressed Powder Light/Medium
  • Contour -  Maybeline Fit Foundation 355 / NYX Taupe
  • Bronzer - Bourjois Paris Bronzer shade 52
  • Highlight Contour - Illamasqua Skin Base 01 White
  • Blush - Sleek Rose Gold*
  • Eyebrows - Sleek Eyebrow Palette Light / Urban Decay Naked Basics
  • Eyes - Elf 32 Shade Warm Palette
  • Eyeliner - Eeyko Skinny Eye Liner
  • Mascara - Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing, Ultra Black
  • Eyelashes - Perfect Eyelashes by Agnes Dos Santos, 'Glam'
  • Lips -  B. Cosmetics - Dollhouse Lipstick / Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (shade rubbed off - old )
  • Setting Spray - NYX Dewy Setting Spray
  • Hair Extensions - Dirty Looks - Paparazzi Blonde
  • Earrings - Alice's wonders*

I would love to hear your thoughts! Let me know what you think in the comments...xx