Chanel Intense Radiance Lipgloss - Pensée 277

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Last sunday I went for a stroll around the shops with my other half and decided to treat myself to a Chanel Lipgloss (why not?), I picked this up from the Intense Radiance lipgloss range in shade Pensée (277)

I have to admit this is my first Chanel lipgloss, and I'm not disappointed.
Yes there will be cheaper version, but it's nice to have a treat.

The package is what you'd expect from a luxury product, simple yet elegant.
The formula is a nice thick gloss, but not sticky in the slightest.
The colour is a lovely peachy-coral colour with tiny gold flecks through it, giving you just a subtle hint of colour. 
Perfect for the summer!

I bought this from Franks here in Malta, and I've now come to learn it's actually from the 2011 summer collection!

However I did find a seller on ebay - here with 100% feedback if anyone is interested.

I'd like to try more colours - Do you have a favourite?

Tuesdays Treat

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

This week I'm joining the Tuesday Treat's blog hop (Hosted by Spot of Tea)

My tuesday treat has to be my Jo Malone - Basil, lime and mandarin candle

It smells like heaven! I was too scared for months and months to burn it (lol)
Now I just light it now and again as a treat (ok yes I know it's a candle, but I want it to last forever!)

What's your tuesday treat?

Glossybox May 2012

 This months box was the Anniversary edition to celebrate Glossybox's 1st Birthday.

Noble Isle - Sumer Rising Bath & Shower Gel
Neal's Yard Remedies - Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisture
Collection - Last Colour Gel Eyeliner
Eldora - False Eyelashes
Lolita Lempicka - Perfume samples
Extra : Glossybox ballon + compact mirror

Glossybox June Offer: 15% Off
Enter code: AFFJUNE15OFF

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils - swatches

Sunday, 27 May 2012

A few posts ago I talked about the NYX Jumbo eye pencils that i'd bought, and the one thing I was a little frustrated with was the £5 postage when i'd bought two items at £5 each. A few days later fellow Malta blogger Rhi tweeted about her amazing NYX pencil ebay find, for only £2.23 per pencil and only $4.30 (£2.75 approx) shipping! What a bargain, I couldn't resist and ordered another 7! Which worked out at around £20 and i'd paid £15 for 2 previously!

Left to Right
Milk / Gold / French Fries / Purple/ Rust / Pots & Pans / Black Bean

The colours are so highly pigmented and glide on like a dream. I can't get enough of them at the minute. I love how they are so easy to blend as well.  I aim to get the whole set, and at £2.23 why not!

All colours are available from this seller on ebay priced £2.23 + £2.75 shipping( each additional item is only around 30p/40p delivery). My delivery took around 1 week to Malta from the US - which in my experience is really fast!

Have you tried the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils yet? What's your favourite colour?

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara - Ultra Black

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I have still yet to find my Holy Grail of mascaras - there is some I really like (MAC lash zoom), but I rarely repurchase, maybe my expectations are too high.
 I want lashes like the girl in the advert!!

Anyway on my adventures to find my perfect Mascara I picked up Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara. Not that I'm a die hard raver, but I liked the sound of "Ultra Black" and "Intense".

Anyway here is how it looks: 

I find it can be a little clumpy, but nothing that can't be sorted with a little brush through, 
but it does thicken and lengthens and has been my go to mascara since I've started using it.

Colour: 10/10 (Ultra black!)
Packaging: 8/10 (Graphics a little cheesey)
Durability: 9/10 (It last All day + no panda eyes)
Formula: 8/10

Available from : Superdrug £7.99 or Ebay £6.45

What's your favourite mascara?

Ebay Fashion Dupes

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Living on a little island it's difficult to find certain items, but with some searching high and low you can almost find what you want or something similar. Then comes the cost. So I decided to put together  some of my recent Dupe finds from ebay. (All these sellers ship to the Uk & to Malta).

1. AA Disco pants dupe £16.99 - link / Rhi from Othersideofcool also found a good dupe from Zara (see post)
2. Jeffery Campbell Dupes : £32.99 - link
3. Peter Pan collar £ 4.45 - link
4. Zara Shopper bag Dupe: £15.99 -link

I've already ordered the Shopped bag, and I really want the JC Lita dupes, but I'm already really tall, but I do love love love them!

What's your favourite dupe, send me the links I'd love to see.

Barry M Lip Paint - Baby Pink (Shade 100)

I picked up Barry M Lip Paint in Baby Pink on a whim. I was browsing Asos and just popped in my basket.

Barry M say Baby Pink, I'd say more matte "Barbie Pink"

Normally I don't go for such a shade, and now I remember why! 

The packaging is sturdy and it won't get bashed around in your handbag.

The formula is highly pigmented but a little on the drying.

 Overall I don't see me wearing this on its own out in public! However I might try and mix it up some glosses or other shades to try and get some use out of it.

Although I have heard good things about the Barry M lip paint, and I'd be keen to try some other shade.

I bought this from Asos for £4.50 or it's also available on ebay for £4.25

What shade would you recommend?

Bioderma Review

Thursday, 17 May 2012

After reading all the hype about Bioderma, I couldn't resist trying it out for myself. "Water" cleaners seem to quickly becoming popular so I decided to test drive it.

Bioderma comes in two type - For Sensitive Skin (pink) and for  Combination or Oily Skin(green). As you can see I bought the Sensitive version, not that I have sensitive skin, but I only learned abut the other type after I bought this.

What it says it does - "Cleanses, removes make-up and soothes".
True to its word, this stuff removes make-up like nobodies business! It is also really gentle, it doesn't have the chemical feel to it, its also fragrance free.

I just squirt some of this on a cotton pad in the evening before bed and i'm make-up free(even waterproof mascara). Previously i'd been using a cleaner and a special eye make up remover, but I now no longer need to.

Bioderma comes in 3 sizes: 100ml / 250ml/ 500ml

Prices range from £5-15

I bought the 250ml from Ebay here
At the time it was a few euros/pounds cheaper. The sellers are obviously catching on to how popular it is (shame on you!)

You can also purchase the 100ml here
Or 500ml here

Would I buy it again? YES
Is it worth the money? 100%

If you have sensitive skin, but looking for something that really takes your make-up off, I would highly recommend trying Bioderma. Or even if you're looking for a new cleaner, this is worth a try.

Have you tried Bioderma?

New in - Exclusive to Selfridges

Sunday, 13 May 2012

New products this week - available exclusively from
Summer Essentials Online Window Shopping at it's best!

Clinique Chubby Collection
Introducing the Chubby collection from Clinique. These smooth lip colours provide an instant moisture boost with SPF protection and a hint of skin–perfecting colour. Refreshingly lightweight formula provides a no–make-up look and feel, yet covers imperfections with a natural, hydrating touch. Oil–free.                      

Price: £110

YSL - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof
Luxurious lashes become a reality with Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils from Yves Saint Laurent. Now with a waterproof formula, mascara fans of the luxurious doe–eyed look no longer need false eye lashes. The unique brush is designed to work specifically with the new formula to maximize lash volume and give 24-hour hold.

Price: £23.00

After years of research and development Ultimo Beauty launches a self-tan collection that is more than just a tan. UTan contains Ultimo Tanning Complex and Rainforest Extracts, designed to deliver a deep, even, long-lasting colour, as it imparts skin enhancing benefits to improve the look and feel of the skin. The formula also includes Wild Indigo to assist in reshaping and re-sculpting for smoother, firmer body contours. Marbella Gold provides a instant silky smooth golden tint upon application as the deeper, glamorous colour develops over 3-4 hours.

Prices start from £15.00

Sundays face

I've realised I have been writing this blog for almost a year now and have yet to grace you all with what I actually look like.

So this sunday I've taken the plunge and sharing my face with the world! So here I am in all my social awkwardness :)

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
MAC concealer
MAC Studio minerlize skin finnish

MAC Matte Bronze
MAC Dollymix
Benefit High beam

Sleek eyeshadow(beige/white - can't remember colour)
Benefit - Magic Ink eyeliner
Bourjois Volume clubbing mascara

NARS Turkish delight lip gloss

Revlon Lip butter - Strawberry Shortcake

Saturday, 12 May 2012

 These lipsticks were flying off the shelf, so I couldn't resist pulling some strings with one of my family members who works in a large high street store to keep some aside when they came in store and post them out to me!

One of the colours that I got was Strawberry Shortcake - what a delicious name.

True to their name these lipsticks just glide on the lips and are lovely and moisturising.
It is almost a cross between a lipstick and a good lipgloss.

Strawberry Shortcake is lovely girlie pink colour with a gloss finish and a tiny hint of shimmer.
The Revlon Lip Butters also have a hint of vanilla smell to them.

I'm loving everything from the cute packaging to the delicious name.

Priced at £7.99 and available from

Have you tried Revlon Lip Butters?

Urban Decay Naked Palette - Under £30

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

If you're reading this, you have probably heard of the infamous Urban Decay Naked Palette, and it's something I don't own, yet want to.. I've just been waiting for a bargain! Browsing as you do on a Tuesday evening, I have found an offer that I thought I'd share.

Urban Decay - Naked Palette for only £28.80! Now that's a bargain!

Simply place your order on
and enter the promo code

and you'll receive a further 10% discount
(valid until 10th May)
FREE Shipping worldwide - yay!

Happy Shopping!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil. Yogurt & Iced Mocha

Saturday, 5 May 2012

These were my first purchase from NYX. I got the NYX Jumbo eye pencils in shades Yogurt and Iced Mocha.

Yogurt is a nude/peachy colour with a pearl finish.
Iced Mocha is Grey/Brown colour with a pearl finish.

For an everyday look, I put Yogurt all over my lid, and Iced Mocha in the outer corners and blended it in. 

Iced Mocha is particularly quite sheer, so you'll need a few coats to build up a rich colour, but I used only a little just to give a little depth.

Jumbo Eye Pencils are priced at £4.50 and available from

Or from ebay priced £2.17 each (This is a absolute bargain)
 Click here

I'm looking forward to buying more pencils, however I was a little disappointed at the £4.50 uk shipping cost from Nyxcosmeticsstore. To buy just 2 products - £9 total, I had to pay £4.50 shipping, which in my eyes is too much. I really wanted to try these, but that cost is off putting.
 There is free shipping on orders of £50, but not everyone wants to spend that much. Next time I'll be using ebay.