15 December 2011

Christmas Came Early - GLOSSY BOX

Hey lovelies
I have tried sooo hard not to read any spoilers for this box as it was played up to be THE BEST box yet and let me tell you.

aaah made me feel all christmasy
The last box I had I said it was OK, but I wanted more makeup stuff to be added and my prayers have been answered!
Check out the loot..... ( apologise for the camera quality, it's off the iPhone!)

Without even opening im already soo happy with the press cards before hand! Even printed on white card makes it soo much easier to read and see more information about the product itself!

Absolutely jam packed with products and full size ones too!

I loved this product by Blink + Go! Such an amazing concept to have the eye shadows and then the blushes underneath in one product! Allot less to carry around in the make-up bag everyday, and the colours are gorgeous. Can't wait to give this a test run. £14.95 isn't too bad in my books! 

 This lip gloss by Cargo cosmetics is a stunning glittery pink/fuchsia colour. Again, I cannot wait to give this ago, off out tonight so will give it a good trial! =) Full size is £10.00

Nice to see another full sized product in here and its also a body wash which smells bloody amazing!! 
£6.50 full size =)

Ahhh Deborah Lippmann, I have been eyeing up your nail varnishes for ever however I do believe that you couldn't get hold of them in the UK? This may have changed now? £16.00 full size and can be bought from house of fraser now which makes me very happy as these polishes are just something else!
The picture doesn't do the varnish justice, its a gorgeous glittery red - PERFECT for xmas day!

Bionova Eye wrinkle treatment - now you're never too young to use a product like this. I'm 24 and have horrendous lines under my eyes - excited to see if this pot will help at all! Full size is £43.00 which is pretty hefty so I would expect to see a difference!!

Overall this box has well and truly WOWED the pants off me!

If every box is like this, I will be one very happy blogger =)

What did you guys think? Has Glossy Box redeemed themselves? 

29 November 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2?

Hey lovelies..

So rumors have been circulating along with a hand full of some pictures about a Naked Palette 2?!?!


If you go to the Urban Decay website on the front page it does state something new is coming with the word 'Naked' on it so it very well could be true!

These are a few of the pictures floating around.

These pictures are courtesy of coquetteinparis.wordpress.com

If this is true the packaging looks a lot better in my eyes! The colours look fab, even if they do look very similar to the original naked palette. There seems to be more shimmery shadows in this one. It also seems  to have a dual ended brush - would be so much better for a flat brush and a crease/blending brush *which by the looks of it, it is!!!*

It would be awesome if this was true, allot of website stating we will find out on December 1st...

What do you think? False rumors? Would you buy it?

21 November 2011

November Glossy Box & Mini Rant?

Hey lovelies.
I received my November Glossy Box this morning after reading on twitter that people were getting theirs delivered! This also gets me excited but I never click on any spoilers.....

Now normally I am very excited for my Glossy Box... HOWEVER one thing that really gets me down about it is that people get different products. Now i'm fortunate that this box was sent to me after attending the Glossy Box and Motel Rocks event so it was free, however I would be annoyed at pay £12+ and finding out that someone got something 'better' than what you did. I believe that if you sign up for something like this, everyone should be treated the same ... maybe it's just me =/

Anywho... onto the box

The Christmas Gift Guide Part 1

Arbonne FC5 - Cooling Fot Crème
Moisturing, non greasy foot crème hydrates rough, dry skin and soothes, cool and comforts tired feet.
Full size £19.00 

Now having been one of the few people who know quite a bit about Arbonne I am interesting in trying this product out. Arbonne are all about Pure Products so they contain nothing but natural ingredients and are one of the few companies who are Swiss Approved!

Dead Sea Spa Magik - Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash
This cleansing wash is a special blend of natural ingredients that gently cleanses the skin and fights bacteria for a deep, invigorating clean
Full size £8.80

This couldn't of come at a better time... MASSIVE BREAK OUT! Will give this a good try tonight =)

Illamasqua - Freak Eau De Parfum
Celebrate the night and Freak, the dangerously exotic first fragrance from cult British beauty brand, Illamasqua
Full Size £59.00

I had a quick spray of it and it had quite a strong smell to it at first however after a few more whiffs it settles quite nicely and is quite a fresh smell!

Nail Rock - Designer Nail Wraps
The new NAIL ROCK designer nail wraps range is designed to last up to 7 days on nails and 8 weeks on toes. They wont chip or stain the nail, require no drying time and deliver on trend style in just 15 minutes
Full Size £6.65

Now I have always wanted to try out nail wraps its just my nails always break so I always think there isn't a point as they look like little stubby nails. However my nails have grown HALLELUJAH.
Will give them my best shot =) Looking the stripes too.  

Philip Kinsley - Elasticizer
Intensive, super-moisturizing pre shampoo treatment for all hair types. Adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine
Full Size £52.10

HOW AMAZING DOES THAT SOUND! Normally with hair products its always a fabulous condition, so i'm very excited to try out a 'pre shampoo treatment'. One down side.... THE PRICE =0 

Overall - The box is a good box, however I already know of 3 out of 5 products. Plus, the past Glossy Boxes there has been perfume added so would of liked to see maybe more make-up products in there?

What do you think of the products?

18 November 2011

PayDay Friday


It's PAYDAY and this can only mean one thing


Now if you follow me on twitter @blushblendbeaut you will see that shopping is what makes me truly happy. That and a good KFC haha.

So this is a thing I always seem to do before I shopping - I call it my POA
Plan Of Attack. I can't think of anything worse than going blind shopping. I need to know what i'm after otherwise the card takes a bashing and i'm skint until next month -__-
So here are a few items I have my eye on for tonight's shopping trip 

17 November 2011

My Foundation Collection

Now i'm actually really happy that it isn't as much as i thought it was.
You may think otherwise but I have had a huge clear out and thrown out around 5-10 different ones... whoopsie.

So here is what is left..

The collection

RMK and Max Factor Experience.  

  • MAX Factor Experience I ADORE Max factor it is soo creamy on application and it is very build able as well as excellent coverage. It almost feels like putting whippy cream on? haha very light in texture =)
  • RMK I have only used as a swatch... yet to try out properly! However on that one swatch it seemed very.... runny....? Not like it was give a good coverage to the skin but will update you!

Vichy Dermablend, id BareMinerals, ELF Flawless Finish, Collection 2000 Colour Match

  • Vichy Dermabelnd is my go-to foundation for when I have TERRIBLE skin! It is mainly used as a corrective foundation (cover those HUGE spots!) It has amazing coverage however is very heavy and thick so wouldn't use this on a daily basis, only when I need to hide the spots. 
  • ID BareMinerals is good for when I want my skin to breathe and not have liquids caked on all week long. Not great for coverage much however does give me a smooth complexion. 
  • ELF Flawless finish is CRAPOLA! It doesnt rub in well, it has a strange smell to it and it just doesnt match my skin tone at all. A BIG NO NO for me.
  • Collection 2000 I did a review on against MAC MatchMaster. It is very good for its price, defo a foundation I will use when I don't want to use up the more higher end brands. Coverage is good and it is also build able! 

MAC MatchMaster, MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Pro Long Wear, MAC Face and Body

  • MAC MatchMaster is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITES! I wear this every day basically. It gives me fantastic coverage and a lovely finish. It is quite dewy however i do apply a powder after application. It is buildable and the fact it goes to my natyral undertones is brilliant!
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid, again a brilliant foundation, so creamy and smooth on the skin. I did find however if my skin was dry this foundation would not blend well and it would collect around my nose etc without a proper base on.
  • MAC Pro Longwear I usually go for when I know I am going out after work as it does what it says on the bottle - longwear! It is a perfect foundation that doesn't need any touching up during the day at all. 
  • MAC Face and Body - Perfect for those days were you are after a fresh dewy look. It is an amazing formula that makes you look really fresh really awake and the good thing about this is that it is build able for more coverage!

All the different shades I tend to me in MAC?!?! HAHA X

Chanel Pro Lumiere and Revlon Photo Ready

  • Chanel Pro Lumiere - OMG... Just wow! This foundation is just AMAZING! I have never felt such smooth application in all my life. The coverage is amazing... everything about this is just.... guess what... AMAZING!! This is also an every day favourite so it is either this or MAC MatchMaster =)
  • Revlon Photo Ready - This used to be my everyday foundation until my skin stopped agreeing with it =( it gave great coverage and looked great on the skin however I would notice my skin was dry after putting it on or it just wouldn't stay on... my skin got very oily with this and it had to go... such a shame as it did look great in photos!! 

What is your all time fav foundation?? You know me.. always looking for more.. Haha

Much Love

Natalie xxx 

Lauren's Way Giveaway Winner...

Massive thank you to EVERYONE who entered!
I loved reading the comments as I am a lover of TOWIE so was funny to relive your favourite moments!

I have picked one winner myself and the winner is..........



Congratulations hunny! I absolutely adore MARG and cried my eyes out at work when Mark told Arg he had to go away for a while pahaha (pathetic really)

Can you drop me an email with all your details for me to send it to you asap please!!
( I will tweet you too!)
And once again massive thanks to everyone who entered =)

Remember..... KEEP IT REEM PEOPLE 

13 November 2011

LOOKBOOK: Little Black Dresses

Hey guys!
So after these events it seems that I managed to accumulate 4 LBDs (Little Black Dresses)!
This is just a video to show you the 4 different dresses and how adding a little gold belt and some accessories can change them all up!

Hope you guys enjoy it and are having a great weekend!

10 November 2011

Lauren's Way Launch Party - Picture Heavy!

Hey Lovelies,

So last night I attended the Lauren's Way Launch party in Jewel bar in Piccadilly (such a lovely venue)
I met up with some absolutely amazing girls. Charli, Stacey Emma.
Also Laura was there and my sister and her work mate Liz come along for some fun =)

So we started off by looking like we were gate crashing the joint as we actually went round the back entrance.... whoopsie! =/ We then proceeded to walk to the front and have our pictures taken in front of the Laurens Way sign and then meet the stunning lady herself! And let me tell you, Lauren is very down to earth and she is tiny!!!

We headed for the bar, this is after looking at all the products, lashes, Hair extensions and her new tanning line =) only to find out its FREE... happy days haha.

New Tanning Range

Hair Extensions
Wanted to talk to Lauren some more about her products however she was swamped with people wanting pictures etc however a lovely man called Nev (the PR) for the new Glam Tan sat down and entertained us for some time with talk about her new products and where she is going etc. It was very interesting and he was a lovely man too....smelt amazing... perving slightly lol.

Wearing his Glam Tan! 
We also did a bit of celeb spotting - Nicola T and Tony from East 17 loves it!!

E 17! PAHAH! 

I actually love this picture of emma!! EXCITED FAN! HAHA

Anywho.... we were all given goodie bags and im excited to show you the products,,,,

Gorgeous rope like bracelet from Butterfly Jewellery, Lauren's Way Lashes, Instant Wash off Glow and Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse

I also... have one to giveaway... YAY!!! =)
All you have to do is
1) Be a follower of my blog =)
2) Leave me a comment stating - Your Favourite Towie Moment!

It will run for 1 week so will blog a winner from your comments on the 17th November.

Here are a few pictures of us from the night.

Last 3 standing.... IN THE WHOLE BAR!

Massive thank you to the girls at Lauren's Way for throwing a brilliant launch party!
Tweet them @Laurens_Way
Remember.... DON'T BE JEL.... BE REEM! =)
Good Luck all
Love Natalie xxx

07 November 2011

Lashems - The Ultimate Beauty Essentials for the Eyes

Evening everyone!

So you all probably know by now how much I hate my eyelashes.... they are short, sparse and just not very pretty =(

I was over the moon when I received an email from a company call LASHEM who then introduced me to their range of lash products!
I practically jumped at the chance to review some products for them as I would pretty much do anything to have some gorgeous lashes.

You can view their website here

I was sent a lovely little kit which contained 4 products.

First up which i'm REALLY excited for is the Measureable Difference Lash Gel
It helps condition the lashes while boosting your natural lashes. Great for short and brittle lashes. Formula is 97& natural and does not cause any damage to the eyes. You can also use this product on your brows!

Then we have the 3 in 1 Eye bright which helps reduce the signs of dark circles around the eye for a brighter beautiful look and feel.

 Next is the Picture Perfect. This product is a quick fix beauty regimen that lifts and tightens the skin around the eye area lasting for hours!!

Last but not least is the Double Trouble Mascara. This combines volume and length with two different brushes either end. Black fibers fill to the root of the lashes for a bolder look.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to try these out. I will definitely be doing a before and after pictures to let you know how well the products work but from the packaging and reading up about them all i'm super excited... so from me and my stumpy lashes.... until next time!