30 Jul 2012

Lovesick for Revlon???

Hi everyone,

Today I am talking about the Clinique Chubby Sticks rival, Revlon just bitten kissable balm stain. Basically they are a more moisturising formula than their old stains but have fantastic pigmentation and last for ages. The shade I bought was lovesick.

Lovesick, is a bright blue toned fuscia with a little bit of sparkle/shimmer which I think is showing up in the photo below. The formula for these stains are fantastic, they are really smooth and easy to apply and the pigmentation is brilliant.

On the lips they will not budge!! In boots I was swatching them on my hands and it took nearly three days for them to go completely. This bright fuscia will last all day and night and it is still visible the following morning. Nothing i've tried can fully remove it, makeup remover, cleanser or makeup wipes. It is super duper long wearing.

Overall, I love these lip products and would definitely consider expanding my colour range. However they are quite pricey for drugstore lip products costing £7.99 each.

Thanks for reading

29 Jul 2012

Clinique City Block Sheer

Hi everyone, 
Since we've been having some rather hot days in England i've been trying to protect my skin, especially my face with SPF. On my recent trip to Cardiff I picked up the Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25. Basically it's sun cream for your face. 

This costs £16 so quite expensive for sun lotion, however it doesn't have the horrible smell, the white streaks or take ages to sink in.
This is actually a skin toned product so it gives a nice glow to your skin as well as protecting it. When I wear this I don't need a face primer as it does a fantastic job and my foundation lasts ages.

Clinique also have a Super City Block with SPF 40 for those who want extra protection.
I have been outside alot in the sunshine and my face hasn't burnt once, I just have a nice healthy glow to my skin which I love. I really recommend this product and if your heading to a hot holiday destination this would be a perfect treat for your skin.

Thanks for reading!

27 Jul 2012


Hi everyone,

Today is the opening of London 2012 Olympics!!!
I am really excited to watch the opening ceremony tonight so I decided to dress for the occasion and wear red, white and blue!

T-Shirt - Primark
Shorts - H&M
Head Band - Primark
Wedges - New Look
Necklace - Primark
Earrings - Claire's
Ring - (Can't Remember!)

This is my first OOTD post so I hope the pictures are ok, I didn't know what were the best angles and poses but I think they didn't turn out too bad :)

Thanks for reading!

26 Jul 2012

100th POST, YAY!!!

Hi everyone,

This post is very special because it's my 100th time posting on babblingaboutbeauty.blogspot.com!!

It only seems like a few weeks ago I set up my blog and started typing my first (awkward) posts. I have enjoyed everything from designing my banner, writing the posts, taking pictures, reading comments and seeing gorgeous new followers. It has been BRILLIANT!!

I just want to say a BIG THANKYOU to everyone who reads my little blog and for all the lovely comments you've written. It's so nice to think that people are enjoying what I write about. 
Hopefully, It wont be long before I reach my 200th!!!

Thanks for reading!

25 Jul 2012

Rimmel Wake ME Up Foundation!

Hi everyone,

Whilst browsing around Boots the other day I decided to finally pick up the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation which has been raved about. This foundation is meant to lift skin from fatigue with a healthy, radiant glow. 
I was really excited to try it as so many people loved it and I was not disappointed.

I would say this foundation is medium to full coverage. It gives a flawless finish to the face without feeling cakey and it gives a healthy radiant glow without looking too oily. I would say this foundation would suit most skin types but it your skin was very oily it may not work for you.

The packaging is great quality for a drugstore foundation, a sturdy glass bottle with a fun orange lid and pump. I apply this foundation with either the Real Techniques stippling brush or buffing brush. I did a review on my youtube channel of these brushes and you can watch that here.

For day to day I usually use about 3/4 of a pump for my whole face but when I want a flawless result a whole pump is perfect.

The product does have a very slight iridescent shimmer to it which may be off putting to some people but to be honest I don't notice it at all once its applied and I think it probably helps to give the radiant finish that this foundation gives.

This foundation is a drugstore gem and I will definitely repurchase it in the future. 
If you're interested in trying this product out you can purchase it here.

Has anyone tried the Wake Me Up concealer??

If you have I would love to know what you think about it.

Thanks for reading!

24 Jul 2012

ELF Glossy Gloss

Hi everyone,

Today I am talking about some of the new Glossy Gloss's from the ELF studio line. These are an opaque, high sheen lip gloss with no shimmer or glitter. There are 10 beautiful shades to choose from and cost £3.75 each. You can purchase them here.

The two shades I picked up were Dragonfruit (top) and Sweet Salmon (bottom)
Dragonfruit is a bright raspberry shade that is perfect alternative to a fuscia lip colour.
Sweet salmon is a pinky peach nude that is a great every day colour.
Both of these lipglosses are very opaque and you wouldn't need to wear a lipstick underneath.

Dragonfruit (top) Sweet Salmon (bottom)

Another thing I like about these glosses are the applicator, the brush tip makes application really easy as you can make a really clean edge. The consistency is very thick but not gloopy or sticky so they are incredibly long wearing. 

I am really happy with the two shades I have but next time I place an order I may have to slip pink candy and wild watermelon into my basket!!!

Thanks for reading!

21 Jul 2012

REVIEW: Garnier Oil Free BB cream

Hi everyone,
Today I am reviewing the new BB cream from Garnier which is the oil free version. This is the same price as the original, costing £9.99. However you get 1/5 less product with only 40ml compared to the previous 50ml. If you don't know what a BB cream is basically it is a multi-purpose product, a primer, foundation and SPF in one. This BB cream is very lightweight and gives a light coverage with a dewy finish.

It comes in two shades, light and medium. I wear light which is slightly too dark however when it is blended out I can get away with it.

I would recommend this product to anyone who has oily skin because it does leave a smooth matte finish and I don't have to apply powder throughout the day. As we are FINALLY getting some decent weather in England this would be the perfect product to use to get a healthy complexion.

20 Jul 2012

MAC Saint Germain

Hi Everyone,

Today I am talking about one of my favourite bright lipsticks, Saint Germain from MAC. It is an amplified cream formula which means it is super duper creamy, very opaque and long wearing. It is a very very very bright lilac toned pink. If you don't want to stand out, don't wear this lipstick because you will attract alot of attention as it is incredibly bright. I save this lipstick for special occasions or times when I need my makeup to look a bit more put together.

This lipstick will last for about 3-4 hours and then it will fade into more of a wearable pale dolly pink which still looks very pretty. I would recommend this lipstick to anyone who is looking for a more daring shade that will add some colour to your makeup collection and brighten up your lips!

13 Jul 2012

Body Shop Cucumber Water

Hi everyone,
I'm back with a review for you today. YAY!!! 
Anyway, I'm going to be writing about the Cucumber Freshening Water from the Body Shop. I bought this thinking it would be a spritz bottle that you could use to refresh your face. However, it is actually a toner that you use after cleansing and before moisturising. I was slightly disappointed as they call it a freshening water. I have been using it every morning for the past week (I use Liz Earl toner in the evening) and I really like it. It is very gentle with a light cucumber scent. My skin feels very fresh and clean. 
I am thinking about buying a spritz pump and changing it with the current lid as I think it would make a good skin refresher like the evian facial spray. 

Overall, I really like it and it is very cheap costing only £4 for 250ml so this will last ages.
If you are in the Body Shop I would definitely stop to check it out.

Thanks for reading

11 Jul 2012

Quick Head Over To ELF!!!

Hi everyone,

Today is a quickie post telling you about an amazing promotion by ELF cosmetics.

They are currently giving 50% off all their products. WOW!!!

You can now bag their makeup for 75p and £1.75. Their are some crazy bargains to have.

Head over to their website and enter the code INDEMAND50 for your discount.

This offer ends on July 14th.

So,What are you waiting for?? Grab yourself a bargain!!!