17 July 2012

Illamasqua Skin Base to MAC foundations Comparison Chart

Hey lovelies!

This is a very quick post!
I seem to always get asked what shade people would be in Illamasqua Skin Base from any MAC shade.
I come across this chart conversation today on the illamasqua facebook site and thought it could help quite a few people so here it is.

Hope this helps! =)

Love Natalie xxx

16 July 2012

ELF Studio Glossy Gloss

Good evening all.

Last week I took full advantage of the ELF 50% off and purchased myself some goodies.
I want to show you all these wonderful lip glosses. Now as you know I love a lipstick however never actually pull off wearing them. Second best option is a colour gloss.

If i'm honest I really thought these glosses would be an utter waste of money as normally 'coloured' lip glosses normally come out clear with a 'hint' of colour. I was SOOOO WRONG!! 

Just check out how much the colours come through these glosses!!!

Wild Watermelon

Pink candy

Funky Fuchsia 

Wild Cherry

I managed to pick up these bargains at £1.88 each however normal price is £3.75 each.
I am over the moon with these glosses. They can be found in the Studio range and I will definitely be using these on up and coming shoots.

07 July 2012

Triaction Sports Bra by Triumph

 Last week I was contact by the wonderful people at Halpern PR with regards to these new sports bras. Now im not sure if you have been following me on twitter @blushblendbeaut you will see that I am going to Zumba on Mondays and Boot Camp sessions on Tuesday. I am always on the look out for new sport bras and ones that actually work well.

I have just always relied on a very old sports bra from nike and it is good however I find that I need to wear a bra underneath to actually have that full support when running or training etc.

With this Triaction bra it is a god send. I kid you not these puppies do not move at all. I was a little sceptical at first because there is no underwire or what feels like a decent support.... I though this until I put it to the test with an hour of full impact zumba!

I was pleasently surprised. It wasnt uncomfortable in the slightest, it was very soft and very very supportive.  I actually couldnt rate this sports bra enough so a HUGE thank you for Halpern PR for contacting me. I absoliutely love this.

They do different ones for different levels of sport however I opted for the extreme.

Looks like I wont be needed this old thing anymore!!! =)

They retail at £40.00 each and come in a range of sizes B-F cups which also impressed me as I am a bigger busted girl I honestly thought it would fit.

Love Natalie xxxx

06 July 2012

New Purchases: Topshop Lipsticks

Hey guys,

I just can't get enough of topshop lipsticks
They have such a array of colours to choose from and the staying power of these bad boys is intense.

I purchased these a few weeks back and I have fallen in love with them.

Love the packaging!!

Secret Admire and Infrared

Secret Admire

I love these colours!! Secret Admire is a gorgeous natural colour on the lips and it is quite hydrating for a lipstick. I normally wear this with an elf pencil underneath. If you want to see how that looks together then please watch my latest video below. Infrared is more of an orangey tone for me and I think this kind of tones works best for my skin tone too and also doesn't make my teeth look yellow which is a winner in anyone's eyes!  

They retail at £8.00 each and can be found here topshop lippies!!

Do you have a favourite topshop lipstick? If so what one as im always looking to expand my kit with new colours!

Have a lovely weekend guys.

Love Natalie xxxx

04 July 2012

Wednesday Wants.... Perfume?

Hello lovelies...

I love a good perfume.... but sometimes I find it soo difficult to find a good long lasting one.
I'm always on the hunt for a new scent but I always find myself buying my all time favourite....

Nina by Nina Ricci 

It has the most amazing floral smell, it is quite strong however just reminds me of holidays and summer ( not that we are having much luck at the moment with weather!)

What the experts have to say:
Nina is a modern fairytale fragrance aimed at the younger audience. The fragrance is elegant, floral and fruity with the scent of candied fruits. The composition starts sparkly and spontaneous, just like a carefree laughter with the fresh citrus notes of lemon and lime...

I have stumbled across this website which is selling it for an absolute bargain price too.. WINNING!!

Plus the name of the website actually caught my eye..... kind of reminds people that flowers can be replaced with nicer smelling and longer lasting products!!

They also do mens scents and gift sets too. 

couldn't rave about Nina enough. If you have never tried it go into your local store and give it a whirl. Its soo addictive i'm sure I am on my 7- 8th bottle by now. =/

Have you guys tried this? What's your all time favourite go to perfume?