22 Sep 2012

LA LUXE: Review & Swatch!!

Hi everyone,
Sorry (again) for the long absence. Hopefully it wont be too long before I am back into a normal routine :)
Today I am talking about a lovely neutral eyeshadow trio from LOOK Beauty. 

The range is called Triple Hit and the trio I have is called LA LUXE and it is shade 1.

They are baked shadows and they all have a metallic finish. There is a really pretty light purple brown colour, a dark chocolate and a bronze gold colour. I think they are all beautiful but I wish there was a lighter colour for highlight. The consistency of the shadows is lovely, they are very smooth and blendable. The pigmentation is pretty decent too!

I really like this little trio however for a drugstore product I think it is slightly expensive costing £7.50. However, they are good quality eyeshadows and would be a great present or treat for yourself!! This is the most neutral palette but they have some really fun colours. You can see the full selection here.

Thanks for reading!

15 Sep 2012

Rose Illumination

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been very busy with assignment deadlines and my new job (more on that later!)
Today I am talking about one of my new favourite products. Rose Illumination from Elizabeth Arden.

This is my first product from Elizabeth Arden and I have no idea why I haven't tried their products before. I think their products are stereo-typed for older women but it certainly isn't the case!!
I have been looking for a new highlighter and after much thought I decided to buy the Dior Rose Diamond highlighter but when I went to purchase it it was out of stock. :(
I googled pink/rose gold highlighters and I saw a blog post saying that rose illumination is a beautiful rose gold highlighter.

The DIOR highlighter costs £32 and this is only £23 so much cheaper :)
I have had this product for about two weeks and I reach for this nearly every day. It is such a beautiful highlighter and I can't understand why I haven't heard anyone mention this before. It is a real unsung hero that deserves alot more attention.

Next time you see an Elizabeth Arden counter I definitely recommend checking this product out.

Thanks for reading!

11 Sep 2012

Milani Luminoso

Hi everyone,

Today I am talking about one of my favourite blushers. Luminoso by Milani. It is a beautiful peachy pink colour and the baked formula is really smooth and easily blendable.

Melissa sent me this blusher in our swap and I have been using it loads as it compliments any makeup look and it has been beautiful in spring and summer.
Unfortunately you can't get your hands on this if you live in England but if you can find Milani products definitely check this blusher out.

Thanks for reading!

8 Sep 2012

Glamorous Red!

Hi everyone,

I think every girl spends alot of time searching for the perfect red lipstick. You would think it would be easy as red is red! That's where you're wrong, there are cherry reds, burgandy reds, orange reds, brick reds and loads more!!! As every person has a different skin tone, eye colour and hair colour not every shade will suit you. 
I have light brown hair, blue eyes and paleish skin and I have found my perfect red!!!

The lipstick is called glamourous red and it's a colour sensational lipstick from Maybelline. I don't really know how to describe it other than perfect. 
The formulation is opaque and creamy and it's not difficult to apply. 
I'm not saying that this will replace my everyday nudish pink (hue by MAC if you were wondering) but its certainly a shade I would wear.

So, have you found your perfect red????

Thanks for reading!!!

5 Sep 2012

Shine Erasers

Hi everyone,

Today is just a quick post talking about one of my handbag essentials. The Shine Erasers from ELF cosmetics. Basically, these are very thin sheets of blotting paper that absorb any excess oil on the skin. 

For £1.50 you get 50 sheets and they last a really long time. I bought my first pack last January and I am half way through my second. Obviously, it depends on how often you use them!
You can use both sides so I can make one sheet do my whole face. I use one side for my forehead which is my oiliest area and then I  split the other side between my nose and chin. My cheeks don't really get oily.

These shine erasers have become an essential product and I can rely on them to mattify my skin whenever and wherever.

Thanks for reading!

3 Sep 2012


Hi everyone,
Today I am talking about one of my favourite types of product, blusher!!! I love how blusher can change a makeup look and give a healthy glow to your complexion. For me it is an essential step in my makeup routine and as I have quite pale skin blusher is perfect to add a flush of colour.
I have tried blushers from a huge variety of brands, drugstore to highend, Natural Collection to Clinique but the best blushers I have ever used are from FashionistA. (the last A is meant to be a Capital!)

My first purchase from their blusher line was Juicy Apricot and from the first swatch I knew it was going to become a staple and it still is my favourite EVER blush. What I love about FashionistA is that you can customise your own palette so I now have one for eyeshadows and one for blusher. 

It didn't take me long to fill my palette and the four shades I have are labelled and swatched in the photo above. They are all very pigmented and have a smooth easily blendable consistency. The colour range is fantastic, I think there are about 10 shades overall ranging from, a neutral beige to a bright fuscia. I am absolutely in love with these blushes and I can't wait to start my second palette! Next time you're in Superdrug I would definitely recommend checking them out!!

Thanks for reading!

1 Sep 2012

Happy Birthday, Babblingaboutbeauty!

Hi everyone,
I can't believe it was a year ago today I wrote my first (awkward) blog post.
Last year I had been contemplating about starting a blog or youtube channel for a while and as I wasn't brave enough to put my face on the internet I decided to start my little blog.
After a month I lost interest a bit so I started my youtube channel and with that my blogging fire was rekindled. 
It has been an amazing year! I now have 50 followers with google and bloglovin and nearly 700 subscribers to my channel. 
I want to say a huge thankyou to everyone who has been a part of my first year in the blogging, youtube community. All your comments, messages and support have been really really appreciated.  Here's to another great year!!!

Heaven and Earth

Hi everyone,
Today I am reviewing the Heaven and Earth palette by MUA. This is a drugstore rival to the NAKED palette. It consists of 12 shimmery shadows (no mattes) varying between a creamy white and a dark brown.
As I said there are no matte shadows and they don't have a black which is something I usually like to have in a palette.

The packaging is very thin so perfect for storing in small spaces. As you can see I do have a small crack in mine because I dropped it but the shadows didn't break so that's a bonus!

Here are all the swatches. There is a nice range of colours and I can create really pretty looks with this palette. The consistency of the shadows are a little bit crumbly and you do get a bit of fallout. Without a primer they will last for about 6-8 hours but if you slap a bit of Urban Decay's primer potion underneath they will last all day and night.

I really love this palette and I think it's a drugstore gem. For only £4 it's a complete bargain and next time you're in Superdrug definitely check it out.
You can purchase it here.

Thanks for reading!