L’Oreal La Palette Nude

L'Oreal La Palette Nude

I am a sucker for a palette & especially a nude palette – I purchased the L’Oréal La Palette Nude Rose first last year & although at first I thought it was a little pricey, after a few uses I realised the eyeshadows are really good quality and you get 10 shadows in each palette. I love the selection of colours in the Rose palette, they range from a light cream to more rosy shades & a gorgeous deep plum.

Then I purchased the newer L’Oréal La Palette Nude Beige earlier this year & they have both been welcome additions to my makeup stash. I hope L’Oréal release more of these, I would like to see an all Matte option, I think that would be really good.

LOreal La Palette Nude Eyeshadows

LOreal La Palette Nude Rose

Its a versatile palette and you can get create a lot of different looks with the shades, I am not normally one to reach for plums or pink tones but this palette has changed my mind. As you can see from the swatches the shadows are pigmented and apart from the first light cream colour the rest are buttery and blend like a dream. You get 6 shimmers and 4 matte colours, so a good mix for a high street palette.

The packaging is identical on both palettes and feels luxurious, its black & gold which adds to its sleek look. Although the packaging is plastic, its not flimsy or cheep looking but feels robust & shuts tight so It won’t open in your makeup bag. The palette is compact and great for travel, there is also a good size mirror too which is always handy.

La Palette Nude Beige

Although I really like the Rose palette when I heard that L’Oréal were releasing a Nude version I was so excited & I wasn’t to be disappointed. The colours are beautiful and ideal for creating a warm neutral smokey eye and although I probably have identical shades in all my other neutral palettes I really like the formula and pigmentation of these L’Oréal ones. Much like the Rose palette you get 10 shadows, 4 of which are matte & 6 are more shimmery. Its good that both palettes have very different colours in so they’re well worth investing in both.

As you can see from the swatches the colour are bold and very wearable, even the deep grey is easy to blend and isn’t chalky.I love that you get a good mix of neutral colours from taupe, gold to more copper and a lovely deep grey.

I have to say Its a neutral palette that has been getting a lot of use, I have traveled with it a few times and its been all I needed, I didn’t take any other eye shadows. As I said these palettes are so slim and perfect for travel.

L’Oréal La Palette Nude in Beige & Rose are £14.99

Shopping My Beauty Stash June 2015

Shopping My Stash June 2015

Benefit Dallas £23.50 – I have had this boxed blush for so long & I have hardly even made a dent in the product. A little goes a very very long way with this. It is too dark for me in the colder months but as soon as my face gets a little colour its perfect. It gives a really pretty bronze glow to the skin, I like to sweep it across my cheek bones & across my forehead, its a really nice dusky shade and I am so pleased I have rediscovered it just in time for Summer.

MUA Eye Define Lengthening Mascara* £3.00 – This is a really good mascara for separating the lashes and giving them length, its not going to make your lashes look think & full so if like me you have quite naturally thick lashes then this will make them look long and fluttery. I can’t believe it is only £3, I seriously love it & it lasts ALL day with out flaking or transferring. This is a very intense black so if you like your mascara to be jet black this is a great option. It’s a mascara thats well worth adding to your makeup stash. I try not to have too many mascaras on the go at once because they dry up too quickly, so I’m only using this one right now & Its all I need.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush – This is still the prettiest blusher I own, its looks so cute in the pan, I would say that you need to build this up to get a good colour pay off but I guess it would work well for people that only like to wear a hint of colour on their cheeks. They say this blush is infused with

‘natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress’ 

I don’t know about that but it sounds good and if it works then that’s fine by me. I noticed that this blush also had a little light reflecting quality to it too, making the cheeks look really healthy with a pop of colour. Anything that makes me look a little brighter and healthier is going to get the thumbs up from me.

Rimmel Scandal Eye Shadow Paints in Rich Russet  £6.00 – This is a liquid cream eyeshadow & the colour pay off is incredible. It looks wet when you first apply it & I like to blend it in with my ring finger (so easy to blend). They apply evenly and do not budge once the formula has dried. They look slightly metallic but not glittery, I really like wearing this on its own all over the lid & you can build up the colour to be really intense. I have no idea why i haven’t bough more of these because they are easy to apply, great pigmentation and they wear all day.

bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder* £21.00 – I haven’t tried too many products from this brand but the few things I have tried are so good. This powder is my new favourite setting powder, it is so finely milled & feels almost like velvet. It never looks too much on the skin and I like that it doesn’t add extra colour, it is a cream colour but it doesn’t show up on the skin, it looks almost translucent. If you like a really matte finish then this might not be for you, it does stop me getting oily throughout the day and does a very good job of keeping my makeup looking fresh and in place. I also like that it gives your skin a silky smooth & helps blur imperfections and it looks so natural. And it won best mineral base in this years InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2015 

Korres Lip Butter £8.00 – These are amazing & I have talked about them on my blog so many times but this one in Wild Rose is my favourite Summer lip colour. They’re essentially a lip balm with beautiful pigment. They feel hydrating and soothing on the lips whilst adding great colour, this shade is a pretty berry colour & although I do have to reapply throughout the day the colour is pretty and perfect for days when you want to wear little makeup but still like your lips to have some colour. This will be permanently in my handbag over the coming months.

Seventeen CC Cream in Fair £6.99 – This is a budget friendly tinted moisturiser – I wouldn’t say its amazing at colour correcting but I like my base to look natural and not look to heavy and this does that. It is a creamy formula that can take a little effort to buff into the skin but if you take the time you will get a nice coverage that will stay all day. It gives the skin a matte (ish) finish but with a healthy glow too, after a couple of hours it does start to look more dewy on me but I have quite oily skin & I don’t mind that it does that. It also has SPF 25 so a good lightweight option for Summer.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Origins Ginzing Limited Edition

Origins GinZing Limited Edition

Origins GinZing is quite the cult product & a firm favourite of mine too & I wanted to let you know about the great deal that they have at the moment.

Origins have a limited edition supersize 75ml jar for sale, so you’re getting £34.50 worth of product for £25.00 (while stocks last). So if this is your go to moisturiser you might want to take advantage of the offer & stock up

‘This lightweight, oil-free, skin energy drink, fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean, jumpstarts hydration levels. Lacklustre-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalised to create a healthy, vibrant glow.’

I tend to use this moisturiser in the morning, I find it leaves my skin feeling smooth, silky soft and hydrated all day. I like to use this on days when I will be wearing makeup for a long time as makeup sits really well with this underneath, its a gel formula so doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and its hydrating so helps my makeup look fresh throughout the day.

Origins GinZing Moisturiser

As with the whole GinZing skincare range from Origins this smells uplifting and zingy and never leaves my skin looking or feeling greasy, its easy to see why its one of Origins best selling products. So if you skin is in need of something to help it look more radiant and give it a boost of hydration this would be perfect for you.

Let me know what your favourite Origins product is & if you have tried anything from the GinZing range. I have reviewed the GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser if you’d like to read that.

Origins GinZing Moisturiser Limited Edition* 75ml pot £25.00

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

This Weeks Happy #10

Nike Trainers

My Nike Free Runs – I have had them for a little over a month now & I am in LOVE. I haven’t owned a pair of trainers in what feels like forever but I just love how these look & OMG they’re so comfy. I managed to squeeze my feet into a kids size, so paid half the price & that made me very happy indeed. I always see sleek chic woman in cities wearing these & I like their look so check me in my new city trainers. They won’t be in the gym any time soon, that I can tell you!

Central Perk Cafe Liverpool

Central Perk Hatton Gardens Liverpool is a must for any Friends fans – its a replica of the actual cafe & I think they have done a pretty good job. They always have episodes playing on massive TV’s and the atmosphere is relaxing & well worth a visit. My husband says the coffee is good & they have quite a good selection of food & American candy.

Sunny Liverpool

Liverpool on a sunny day – there is something magical about Liverpool on a warm sunny day. Its beautiful & everyone seems even more friendly & there are so many places to relax & soak up the weather. I always manage to find a spot to sit and have a picnic. The Docks have been regenerated over the past 10 years & when the sun is out a walk along them with an ice cream is perfect.

You Look Lovely Today

My Alphabet bag is used daily & the ‘You Look Lovely Today’ slogan makes me smile. Its just a tote bag but I really like it and its very good quality too. Alphabet print & make all their products in the UK, so its nice to support a home grown business.

Blogosphere Magazine Feature

OK so this is major for me, I am in the new edition of Blogosphere magazine as one of Sophia from TattooTeaLady (who is the beauty editor) 5 favourite beauty bloggers & I get a whole page. I can’t quite believe I am in print in an actual magazine that is available to buy in WH Smith. I am alongside 4 really wonderful beauty bloggers & I am thrilled to have been included. If you want to get this months edition you can download it to your iPad or it is available in larger WH Smith stores. Let me know if you get a copy & if you do take a photo & tag me in it :o)

Let me know what has been making you happy lately x