Sunday, 9 June 2013

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Perfect Wave

Lipstick Queen's latest launch of lipsticks are based on the 6O's  surfer film " Endless Summer ". (Opens a new tab for Love Film) I picked up the shade ' Perfect Wave'.

A beautifully nourishing feel on the lips, I actually feel like I'm wearing an amazing lip balm when I've got this on rather than a lipstick - in a GOOD way! It's a pop of bright pink which can be made more intense with a few layers. It has a glossy sheer look but is not sticky in anyway!
I will definitely being wearing this a whole heap this summer!
How Lipstick Queen describes it ;

*Soft, nourishing and ultra-glossy formulation.
*Enriched with natural oils, Candelilla Wax and Vitamin E to care for the lips
*Smooth, non-sticky texture that glides onto lips yet with enough opacity for color to truly pop!

Nail on the head with the descriptions!


I've got my eye on the other two gorgeous colours!

Lipstick Queen

Space NK


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Barley the ragdoll

This is my beautiful, ever so fluffy, white,  four going on five year old cat Barley. He's a flame-point Ragdoll.  Hence so fluffy  ( he's not even that  fat!) Just so much fluff! He has an amazing personality, forever making me laugh at his antics - which tend to be naughty! He is ridiculously clever, has sky blue eyes that turn red when he is up to no good ( I kid you not ). He is unbelievably loveable and wants lots of fuss and cuddles at all the wrong times! Just realised this sound like an add to sell him! - Sorry folks he's all mine! teehee

xxx.L.B.T xxx

Cake talk

" If I start smaller though, if I go wrong, I can't do much about it. - If it starts big I  can just keep trimming!! "
" Never be a plastic surgeon! "

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Nars Tinted Moisturiser - used two ways

I do believe there is an eyelash(false) stuck to the bottom of one! - Mucky me!

  • My winter/spring ( and most of the summer until I went away - hmph) shade was Finland - Light1 - described as -Lightest with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones.   

  • When I am warmed up my shade is Alaska Light2 - described as - Light with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones.

I apply it with my fingers, I find it rubs in easily and evenly over my skin and it's buildable - important as I can get red chops! It is light weight and makes my skin look healthy and evened out. It smells immense! I get a waft of Terry's Chocolate Orange...that might just be me, never the less it smells goood! It didn't cause me any breakouts, quite the opposite my skin actually loves the stuff! If I'm going to be out all day, I will set it with a little bit of powder, I've been opting for MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and that works a charm. I still use a primer when using this product, the Laura Mercier radiance primer for super healthy glowing skin or Benifits pore primer ( review of both primers coming along soon!) I sometimes even use it as a primer as it acts as a lovely base and has such a high SPF of 30!

I have dark secret shade too...

Cuba Medium3 - Medium with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones

This shade is quite a bit darker compared with Light 1+2, but...I use this as a liquid bronzer.!!

I don't tend to wear fake tan on my face as I've noticed recently it breaks me out,  this is a handy alternative! If my skin is particularly good and clear and I have my fake tan on my body, I'll use a PEA SIZE amount all over my face, for an all over bronzed look . 

I loved using  this when I was on holiday! My face and neck refuse to tan ( I don't mind so much my face, but by heck why not my neck?) So this was a great little gem to even myself out in the day and evening so works as an intant tan too. Now I'm home, for a little boost I rub some on my chest and shoulders so I  have a deeper glow and I'm still using a high SPF! I've only needed a weenie amount as a little goes along way! So should last me a ridiculous amount of time! You do have to give it a thorough blending in session if using it  as an instant tan!

When I need more coverage and i'm wearing a foundation ( which tended to be in the evening of my hol ) or the Alaska shade I'll dab a very small amount onto the areas I'd normally have my powdered bronzer. I'm not such a big fan of using powders in heat so I loved using this instead!  As my tan developed on holiday Alaska was too light so I added a tiny bit of the Medium3  to warm it up and then  would dab some more on top to achieve the bronzed goddess appearance. 

Finland Light1  Alaska Light2  Cuba Medium3

Blended in.

Oh its me! Wearing Finland.
If you have combination - oily skin I would recommend either getting a sample or going to a Nars counter and for the MUA to try it on your skin, as some people have found it isn't very long wearing. - Might just need a good primer for oily skin! Never the less have a go even if it's just to sniff it! 

Thing's Nars say about it:

  •  Advanced sun protection 
  • Hydrates and helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots for a brighter natural glow
  •  Oil-free. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Synthetic fragrance free. Consumer Testing Results:
  •  84% felt their skin was more radiant and luminous •81% felt the product smoothed out the surface of their skin •81% felt the product gave them immediate hydration

It's priced at £27.00 which I think isn't too shabby considering how much I love it so!


xxx L.B.T xxx

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My Holiday Beauty Wish List

My holiday is just around the corner and so is pay day! Here are a few things on my wish list that I hope to be purchasing!

1) I would quite like there to be some sunshine, a happy sun at that! 
2) Benefit - Sun Beam £18.50
3) Supergoop! - Acai Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30 £8.00
4) Kiehls - Superbly Restorative Body Lotion £29.50
5) MAC -Shade&Smoke Shadow/Liner Beth Mask £16.50
6) Paul Mitchel - Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil £25.95
7) Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel £30.00
8)Institut Esthederm - Adaptasun Sensitive Skin Body Lotion - Extreme Sun £42.50 

I would love some more recommendations to add to the list! - Oh, That could be a bad idea for my purse!...

xxx L.B.T xxx