Friday, July 30, 2010

Me On TV!

Sorry for my lack of posts I just haven't had a spare minute!

Just a quick post to say that I will be appearing (briefly) on BBC1 on Monday 2nd August at 10.30pm on a programme called 'Gears and Tears'. Some if you may know that I'm into Stock Car Racing (which couldn't be further removed from mascara and lipgloss!) and my friend and I were interviewed as part if the programme! The programme basically follows 2 rival stock car families throughout a season if racing. I really think it will appeal to everyone as it is more an insight into the 2 families and not just race footage (cue bitchy wives, building tension, humour and tears..)! Who knows, it might even inspire you to seek out your local track and watch the racing in the flesh - if only to check out the hit men in tight racing overalls (or is that just me?!)

Anyway, I really hope you can tune in for my 10 seconds of fame! Tell your hubbys, dads, uncles, brothers, friends and neighbours as it's gonna be a cracking bit of telly not to be missed! Then you'll know what I get up to at the weekends! :D

Watch a preview if the programme at or see my last post which us a link to the YouTube video (for those outside the UK)



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Gears & Tears, BriSCA F1 Stock Car Documentary BBC1 Mondays 2235hrs


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kosmea Revitilising Facial Serum Review

I have been sent some products from to try out. I am really excited as I love to try new stuff! I don't know about you, but long-winded reviews bore me to tears! I will try to standarise these reviews as much as possible to give you the info you need without sending you to sleep!

Kosmea Eighth Natural Wonder Revitilising Serum 10ml £25.00

I wanted to give the most effective review on this so when I suggested my mum try it out, she pretty much snatched it out of my hands and ran off with it! I took that as a yes! This is pretty much her word-for-word here goes!!

The scent is a fresh, lime-y sweet fragrance which is very pleasant and not at all overpowering. The packaging is functional and includes a pump which dispenses the right amount of product so there is little wastage. The consistency of this serum is an opaque white gel-cream.

I used one pump of this morning and night. It is very moisturising without being tacky and sank right into my skin with no residue.

Although I didn't see a dramatic difference in the amount of wrinkles, this product certainly made my skin softer and seemed to improve the texture. I also felt my skin was more moisturised than it would be with my current moisturiser.

Final Thoughts
Actual words were "can they send another bottle?" :D
I would recommend this for those with more mature skin which lacks moisture or has uneven skin texture.

Thanks to my mum for being a willing volunteer!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist

I have been sent some products from to try out. I am really excited as I love to try new stuff! I don't know about you, but long-winded reviews bore me to tears! I will try to standarise these reviews as much as possible to give you the info you need without sending you to sleep!

A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist 125ml £12.99 Purchase here

What it says on the bottle:
Awaken your senses with pure rose essence in a fine mist, whilst soothing and deeply hydrating your skin with aloe and vitamin B5 - the beauty vitamin. These sooting actives are combined with a unique blend of Australian Bush Flower Essences - 'old man banksia', 'dog rose' and 'tall mulla mulla', chosen especially to help encourage emotional balance. You will feel reviltalised and your skin moisturised.
The consistency is a liquid which does not feel greasy or oily and is readily absorbed into the skin. The fragrance is primarily rose, however it is not heavy or overbearing. The packaging is very simplistic and comes with a spray.

I have used this in a variety of ways. Firstly as a facial/body spray throughout the day to cool and reresh the skin. I have decanted some of the product into a smaller spray bottle and keep it at work as my office gets very hot. I have also used it to set my foundation and it gives a natural, dewy glow. I have also used it as a toner, spritzed onto cotton pads. I found that this leaves my skin calmed and lightly hydrated.

Final Thoughts:
I have really enjoyed using this product! I am impressed by the way it boft softens and gently hydrates the skin, without being oily or greasy. A couple of sprays are generally enough and therefore I think that this product would last a while. I would recommend this for all skin types and would repurchase this product.

Lovea Shine Shampoo Review

I have been sent some products from to try out. I am really excited as I love to try new stuff! I don't know about you, but long-winded reviews bore me to tears! I will try to standarise these reviews as much as possible to give you the info you need without sending you to sleep!

First up is Lovea Shine Shampoo 200ml £4.99 Purchase here

What is says on the bottle:
Shine Shampoo with Argan oil from Morocco LOVEA BIO shine shampoo, brings health and vitality to dull, lifeless hair.

This shampoo has a clear, quite runny consistency. I have fairly oily hair and found that upon first application there wasn't much of a lather. It has a light citrusy scent which is very pleasant and not overpowering.

I used this shampoo over a period of 2 weeks. I shampoo my hair twice and then follow with conditioner. This product left my hair feeling clean but I was also able to run my fingers through my wet hair which I could not do with my regular shampoo. s a result I felt I needed less conditioner.

When I styled my hair I did find that appeared generally more shiny. I did feel that my hair got oily quicker with this shampoo.

Final Thoughts:
I like the concept of this product and the fact that it contains Argan Oil which seems to be a very popular ingredient at the moment. I would not neccessarily say this shampoo would be best suited to someone with oily hair however I will continue to use this once a month for a 'shine boost' treat for my hair. In my opinion, this would be best suited to those with normal to dry or heat-frazzled hair.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Beauty Blender Review & Demo

I bought the Beauty Blender about a month ago now.

At first I thought it was 'just okay' - I didn't get an amazing finish like everyone raved about. But it turns out I wasn't soaking the sponge fully before applying. I think I thought that if the sponge was completely damp I would get a sheerer (is that a word?) coverage. But I was pleasantly surprised and I even seem to use less product now which is surprising as it is essentially a sponge!

Here is my review/demo!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

YSL Teint Resist Foundation For Sale

I bought the YSL Teint Resist Foundation and when I got it home and slapped it on I realised it was too light for me! Loved the finish (mostly matte with a bit of dewiness) and the coverage (medium - buildable). It also has a pump!

It has been used once. I am selling for £20.00 - it retails for £28.00+ online so I think thats a bit of a bargain! It comes with the box! It is Shade 5 which is probably a shade lighter than I am at the moment - NC25-30 in MAC.

Here's what says about it:

The luminous, transfer-resistant formula forms perfectly to the skin for a soft and seamless result. The complexion is preserved from feelings of discomfort or tightening, remaining supple and silky-smooth from the morning through to night. Pigments are specially coated for a color-true effect and the formula absorbs excess oil through the day, for a complexion which always looks and feels fresh.
Teint Resist gives the guarantee of an even, smooth and comfortable complexion hour after hour, giving you the confidence to put your best face forward in every circumstance.
Please contact me below or at if you are interested, otherise it'll be put on eBay! ;D

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Make Up Sale!

I thought it was about time for a spring clean of my make-up, so that means it's blog sale time!

Here is the important stuff!
  • All items are individually priced.
  • Postage costs are within the UK. Please contact me for costs outwith the UK.
  • I accept Paypal as payment.
  • Please leave a comment or email me at with the items you would like, along with your email address and I will send you an invoice.
  • For multiple items, each additional item will be charged at half the p&p cost.
  • Any questions, emails me at
MAC Mocha Lipstick £4.00 + £1.00 p&p
Barry M 129 Palest Lavender Lipstick £2.00 + £1.00 p&p

e.l.f. Studio Candid Coral Blush £1.50 + £1.00 p&p
Cargo Coral Beach Blush £8.00 + £1.00 p&p
Maybelline Precious Pink £1.50 + £1.00 p&p
ChriMaLuxe Minerals Blush in Elegant (MAC Flirt & Tease Dupe!) £3.00 + £1.00 p&p

Urban Decay 24/7 Liners
£3.00 each + £0.50 p&p
For full set, postage will be £1.00

Urban Decay Grifter Eyeshadow £3.50 + 50p p&p
Pop Beauty Eye Cake Teal Eyes £4.50 + £1.00 p&p
Urban Decay Hotpants £3.50 + 50p p&p
Aveda Eyeshadow Duo £5.00 + £1.00 p&p
Hard Candy Plush Eye Dust £3.00 + £1.00 p&p

Urban Decay Glitter Liners
£3.00 each + £1.00 p&p
For full set, postage will be £2.00

Thanks for looking!



Thursday, February 25, 2010

Request: Matte Spring Neutrals

One of my lovely subscribers, VanIsleGirl1 requested a neutral eyeshadow look using matte colours - so I pulled out my trusty 28 Neutral paletter and got to work!!

Products Used:
MAC Select NC30 and Revlon Colorstay 180 Sand Beige mixed
MUFE Full Cover Concealer - 6
CS 10 Blush Palette - Medium Pink
Collection 2000 Shimmer and Shade - Just Peachy!

MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
28 Neutral Palette - Light Pink, Dusky Rose, Warm Brown and Dark Brown
NYX - Tropical
Miss Sporty Fabulous Glam Liner - Ebony Black
elf Eyebrow Kit - Medium
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara

NYX Lipsticks - Thalia and Paris mixed
Cargo Lipgloss - Alexandria


Monday, February 15, 2010

Another Blue Tutorial??!

Okay, so I don't quite know why I seem to be gravitating towards blue recently...maybe it's because my skin has got paler and these colours are more flattering now..i'm not sure!

So I dusted off my Barry M dazzle dusts which were hiding at the back of one of my drawers. I hardly use these but they are very pretty...

Here's what I used:
Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation - Nude
Rimmel Rdcover Concealer - Fair
Sephora Blush me Twice - duo capricieuse no1
MAC Blush - Flirt and Tease
Collection 2000 Shimmer & Shade - Just Peachy!

NYX Jumbo Pencil - Black Bean
Barry M Dazzle Dusts
- 10 Grey
- 15 *This seems to have been discontinued - similar colours would beParrot Green/Aqua Gold or Mint Green
-23 Midnight
NYX Suede Eyeshadow
Pure Luxe Vanilla Eyeshadow
Miss Sporty Fabulous Glam KLiner - Ebony Black
Lancome Eye Kohl - Le Bleu De Jim
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara
elf Eyebrow Kit - Medium

NYX Tinted Lip Balm - Sugar Coated
NYX Round Lipstick - Thalia


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bangin' Blues Party Look

I am such a slacker when it comes to my blog! I did this look before Christmas and uploaded to YouTube but forgot to post it here!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Pebble
Collection 2000 Lasting Finish Concealer in Medium
Fake Bake Bronzy Babe Bronzer
Illamasqua Hussy Blush

Gosh Eyeshadow Base
Spell Confession Eyeshadow
Spell Sublime Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
NYX White Pearl Eyeshadow
elf Brow Kit in Medium
Black Kohl Liner
Lancome Bleu de Kim Eyeliner
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara
Red Cherry 213 Lashes


Smoked Out Blues & Purples - Pure Luxe Minerals


I finally got round to editing a tutorial that I filmed a couple of weeks ago! I wasn't happy with the quality of my videos so decided to splash out and get myself some decent video editing software to use with my Sony Handycam!

I've had these Pure Luxe Minerals for a while, so decided to show them some love!

Products Used:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation - 180 Sand Beige and 320 True Beige mixed
MUFE Full Cover Concealer - No 6
MUFE HD Powder
Illamasqua Cream Blush - Dixie

MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Pure Luxe Minerals
- Heather Mist
- Blue Jeans
- Glory
- Vanilla (Lovvvveee!)
Body Shop Kohl Pencil - Blue Smoke (waterline)
Miss Sporty Fabulous Glam Liquid Liner - Ebony Black
elf Brow Kit - Medium
YSL Faux Cils Mascara

Jemma Kidd Glossy Sheer Lip Colour - Belle De Jour
2True Plumptious Lipgloss - 21


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Heart Cosmetics is having a giveaway!

Ijust discovered this lovely blogger! She is having a great giveaway for reaching 500 followers!

Check it out here!

It ends on 14th February so get your skates on!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Skin MD Natural Sheilding Lotion Review

So, before Christmas I was contacted by 21st Century Formulations to ask if I would like to try their Shielding Lotion. Of course I said yes! I have been trying it for the past 6 weeks and felt ready to give you the lowdown...

The cold winter Scottish weather plays havoc on my skin, while my face remains oily to combination, the rest of my body becomes dry and flaky!

My specific problem area are my shins which, for some reason, become very scaly and itchy. When I first applied the lotion, I was pleasantly surprised, it was not at all heavy or greasy and quickly absorbed into my skin.

The one thing I would say is that I didn't feel the initial relief once I applied this lotion, there was still some scaliness and itchiness, but after using it over a period of 3 to 4 days there was a marked improvement to the skin quality.

The size of bottle I was sent is 120ml, and I have been keeping it in my handbag as it is just the right size.

This product also contains dimethicone, which is also in many of the popular face primers. From what I can gather, it's what gives the silky, velvety effect to skin. With that in mind, I have also used this as a face primer/moisturiser combo and have to say it held up pretty well! Plus, combining 2 steps in my morning routine is always a winner!

Would I reccomend?

Yes, I would. It's a great product for tackling dry skin and protecting from harsh winter weather. Don't expect immediate results, but persevere with it! Also, great for use as a face primer and facial moisturiser in one!

Where can I get it?

Skin MD Natural Website

*I also noticed on their website they do a version with SPF 15 in it, sounds perfect for Summer!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


First off, I have been sorely neglecting this blog! I was feeling a bit uninspired of late, with blogs and YT channels becoming more like advertisements than anything else...but that's a whole other blog post!

It struck me that I spend an awful lot of my money buying wrong colours of foundation from Boots and Superdug. So I thought it may be helpful to some of you for me to list the colours that I am in various brands of foundation. Then, if you are the same shade in one of the brands, you'll have a fair idea what shade you'll be in other brands!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NC25 (Winter) NC30 (Summer)
Make Up For Ever - 140
Chanel Vitalumiere - 10 Nude
Maybelline Dream Creamy - 21Nude
Revlon Colorstay - 180Sand Beige and 320 True Beige mixed (There is very probably a better shade match for me, but after buying 2 full priced foundations I decided i'd make them work whatever it took!!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear - Pebble

Make Up For Ever Full Cover - 6
Collection 2000 Lasting Finish - Medium

Hope this helps! Feel free to share your shade matches!

Heather xx
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