illamasqua Liquid Metal in Phenomena

Monday 24 February 2014

Illamasqua is one of those brands I seem to neglect and I shouldn't because all the products I’ve tried from them I’ve loved!

Last year I got the Selfridges Festival Beauty box, which is sadly no longer available as it was amazing value for money. I really hope they bring out another one! Anyway in my box was this Illamasqua Liquid metal in Phenomena.

Phenomena is a highly pigmented metallic cream in silver. It’s a multi-use product and can be used on face,eyes or body. Being a cream it can be mixed or blended to created your desired look, it really is such a versatile product.

This is a great product for costume makeup or even if you just want to had a little bit of glam. I applied using an angled brush to create metallic eyeliner. The product stays put and doesn’t easily crease. Like always I recommend that you prep your eyelids before with either a base or primer as dramatic eye looks will last longer and look more vibrant.

Have you tried any colour from the Liquid Metal range? I have my eyes on a few more!

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Maybelline Baby Skin Review

Sunday 23 February 2014

Before I start with the review - I was thinking while typing the header and naming my photos....the name “Baby Skin”’s a little creepy as a product name?? No...just me? Anyhow, onto the review.

I picked this up as soon as I could get my hands on it, again another product I had to get from the UK as Malta can sometimes be 6 months behind with products, which can be frustrating when you’re a makeup addict like myself (and probably you too if you’re reading this!).

This has been a staple product for the last month in my collection. I’ve been loving the baby lips products, so I had high hopes for the product, there was even hushed rumours that it’s a dupe for Benefits Porefessional! I’ve been wanting to try Porefessional, but couldn’t bring myself to part with the money so I can’t comment if it’s a dupe or not. But this product is probably my new favourite primer.

You only need a small amount (pea-sized) and it applies clear and blends easily into the skin, creating a smooth and fine coverage of the skin, it’s actually quite a pleasant product just to use on your skin alone as it mattifys the skin. I find that my make up sits a lot better when I use this before hand, hence why it’s been a staple since I’ve got my hands on it.

It’s not often I change primers, I tend to find one I like and stick with it. I’d previously been using Seventeen Primer which has been doing the job, but I think I prefer this.

Have you tried Baby skin and Porefessional? Let me know how they compare...

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February Giveaway

Saturday 22 February 2014

After you all loved my January giveaway so, I thought I would continue and try doing a little giveaway each month to say thank you to all my readers. So here is February’s giveaway. I picked up these items on my recent trip to London and the colours are perfect for spring. all you need to do to enter is follow me via bloglovin’...

1 x Collect 9 Eyeshadow palette
3 x Seventeen Gel Colour polishes



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Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms

Wednesday 19 February 2014

While on my jaunt to London earlier this month for a work trip, there just so happened to be a Boots across from my hotel. It would be rude not to go in right? As usual I made a b-line for the make up section and came across the new Revlon matte balms I’ve heard people raving about. I picked up all the colour they had available which was (l-r) 220 Showy, 205 Elusive, 240 striking, 245 Audacious

Showy: A vibrant barbie pink.
Elusive: A dusty pink shade.
Striking: Orange toned red shade.
Audacious: Orange toned coral shade.

First impressions

These little babies are highly pigmented. The above swatches are just one swipe! So you can expect a full and vibrant colour. As the name suggests these are a matte finish. Now I’ve tried other matte lip products and loved them, but I found these to be slightly on the dry side. So if you do decide to buy one, make sure your lips are well hydrated and exfoliated before using them, as every crack and imperfection will show up! Staying power - they last a good 2 hours before needing a touch up so make sure you have your matte balm on hand for a touch up.

Overall I love the colours and the pigmentation, just wish they were slightly more hydrating.

Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms yet?

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MAC Impassioned

Sunday 16 February 2014

A few weeks ago my other half was back in the UK, and I sent him packing with my empty MAC products for Back to MAC and have him pick me up my latest addition to my MAC lipstick family - Impassioned.

MAC describes Impassioned as an "Amped-up fuchsia", which is a pretty accurate descriptions, it's such a vibrant pink with hints of corals - its so bright it boarders on being Neon. Like a lot of colours I buy, I intend to wear this with a tan. At the moment it will just wash my out with my pasty skin, but I'm keeping this one for summer when i'll be a bronzed goddess (wishful thinking!)

Impassioned has a matte finish, and like most MAC lipsticks is moisturising. Being an amplified lipstick, you'll get maximum coverage, the pigmentation is really good with these types of lipsticks. The colour is really beautiful, my photos don't really do it justice.

When summer times rolls around and your looking for the perfect vibrant pink, be sure to check out Impassioned.


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Uriage Skincare Routine

Friday 14 February 2014

So if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a massive fan of French skin care brands, so you can imagine my excitement when Uriage Malta contacted me and wanted me to put one of their skin care ranges to the test - I jumped at the chance!

Uriage isn’t a new brand to me, during summer I’m never without their Thermal water spray; that not only keeps my skin hydrated but also keeps me cool and refreshed during the long hot days.

About Uriage

URIAGE's story began centuries ago in Ancient Rome after the invasion of Gaul. During the crossing of the French Alps, the Romans came across a spring at the foot of the Belledone massif. Through bathing in the thermal water, they noticed that they recovered from their wounds at a faster rate. They in fact discovered an exceptional water with unique properties: Uriage Thermal Water.

Today its outstanding properties - exceptionally rich in minerals and trace elements, naturally isotonic (respect the physiology of the skin cells), and truly active (moisturising, soothing, anti-free radicals to only name a few) are just as compelling as ever with the world of dermatology making it a brand recommended by many dermatologists worldwide. Filtered and enriched by nature, Uriage water is bacteriologically pure and extremely safe. Therefore the products are suitable for all skins included the damaged or irritated ones.

Now that all sounds amazing, but the question on everyones lips is - “Does is work?”. Well I packed away my usual skin care routine and used nothing but Uriage for the last 3 weeks, even taking it traveling with me - when my skin is put to the test the most. Here is how I got on:


Micellar cleansing water: I’m a huge fan of micellar water and love the Uriage version. Not only does it remove all make up (including eye make up - even waterproof mascara!), it also hydrates the skin leaving my skin feeling refreshed and clean. It was an absolute joy using this and was the only product I needed to remove all my make up in the evening, and wake-up my skin first thing in the morning.

To use - simply pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and swipe over your skin. To remove eye makeup, pour onto a cotton pad and hold over your eyes for a few moments, allowing it to work then wipe off.

AquaPrecis Gel Cream: This is a daily moisturiser and my new favourite! I have been using this day and evening. The cream is non-greasy and light weight. It applies easily and soaks into the skin effortlessly. It also has a matifying effect, which was great for those days  when I didn’t want to wear make up. There is a slight scent to this product, it’s a fresh and clean smell without being overpowering.

To use - Apply a small amount to your finger tips and massage into your face and neck.

AquaPrecis Eye Cream: I’m lucky that I don’t have wrinkles but it’s never to early to start looking after your skin, after all prevention is best cure. AquaPreci is a gentle daily eye cream. I found it to have a similar formula as the moisturiser - light weight, non-greasy and soaked into the skin easy. If your looking for your first eye cream, this is the perfect first product for you!

To use: Apply after using mosituriser by gently patting around your eye area.


I throughly enjoy using Uriage, and will continue to keep using it. I like the fact that I know have a skin care set all from the same brand, normally I have a brand for each use but I now have a full skin care routine using only 3 simple products. Uriage is hypoallergenic so I didn’t need to worry about having a reaction as sometimes my skin can be sensitive.

If you are looking to get your skincare in order, I would recommend picking up these products next time you visit a pharmacy, you won’t be disappointed and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as me. My skin is now feeling a lot more hydrated than normal. At pocket friendly prices, theres never and excuse for not looking after your skin

Uriage is available from all pharmacies across Malta.
Micellar Cleansing Water: €9.85*
AquaPrecis Gel Cream: €12.90*
AquaPrecis Eye Cream: €12.10*

Have you tried any Uriage product? What did you think?

Seventeen Gel Colour - Raspberry WooWoo, Razberrito, Peach Treat

Monday 3 February 2014

(l-r Raspberry WooWoo, Razberrito, Peach Treat) 

So i’ll admit, I have a “thing” for nail polishes, whenever I see the pretty colours I just have no self control. So when I have the oppertunity to place an order online at and someone bring it to Malta for me I just couldn’t resist.

I picked up these 3 gorgeous colours, Seventeen gel colours are currently on offer at 3 for 2, so make sure you pick up some!

The brushes are short and flat which makes application a breeze, the colour payoff is great and you only need one coat for it to be opaque. Longevity wise, I’ve only been wearing the polish for a few days  (I couldn’t wait to share these beauties with you guys) and I’ve not had any chips yet, however they promise to last up to 8 days!

Seventeen Gel Colour is available from priced £3.99 each
 and are currently on offer 3 for 2.

Have you tried the Gel colour yet - what’s your favourite shade?