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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

What am I loving?

Unless I win the lottery, my bursary which is provided by the wonderful healthcare system here in the UK will only allow me to purchase 'drugstore' goodies. I'm not complaining though because I always feel with drugstore purchases I'm getting more bang for my buck - if it's good I've snagged myself a little gem and if it's not so good, well no harm done to my bank balance.

At the moment I'm totally loving the Maybelline Mousse blushes and eye shadows. They've been around for a while but for some reason I never took notice of them before! What I like is that they're really easy to apply and blend really well. Using a finger works best and you can easily control how much you pick up.

Probably the worst swatches ever but you can see the blushes are quite pigmented and sparkly so go easy on them. The eyeshadows have to be built up if you want the colour to show up - I personally like this. Because the shadows are quite sparkly also I like to use these as a base to add a little something without going OTT if you're going for the more natural look. They last pretty much the a full working day on my eyelids without creasing. I don't have oily lids but my friend who has told me it lasted quite well for her.

You can get them anywhere that has a Maybelline stand but Superdrug have more of a range than Boots. I definitely recommend them if like me you have never even noticed them in the shops before as they're only about £5.99. The only thing I guess I would point out is the texture may vary and be a bit drier than others.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Despite finishing exams I'm still rather snowed under with work :-(. I'm slowly working my way through it all and can see the end in sight! So my posts will be short and sweet for now, hope that's ok. I recently popped in to Muji on Oxford Street, London, UK to pick up lint roller refills - their roller is by far the most superior one around but I'm not here to talk about that haha.
When I was in there I had a look at their skincare range and saw these compressed face masks (£1.50 for 5) .
Basically they're like those compressed face flannels or t-shirts that used to be available - you add water and they expand. On their own these masks are a bit useless especially if you just add water but the idea is to add toning water or pre lotion from Muji's skincare range and allow it to sufficiently soak then unwrap it and apply it to your face. I'm yet to purchase anything from their skincare range so am yet to find a use for these. Perhaps I could soak these in essence samples I have?

Also, in their leaflet promoting the skincare range is an illustrated step by step massage regime. Here it is in case anyone wanted to try.