Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

Top colour - 'Aurora'
Bottom colour - 'Afternoon Tea'

Not only has she taken the world by storm with her blog and YouTube channel, Tanya Burr has also recently bought out her own make up collection consisting of lip glosses and nail polishes. Tanya is such a big inspiration to me and being a huge fan I was super excited to get my hands on these once they were released!  
There are 12 lip gloss shades in her collection ranging from cream glosses to shimmers. I purchased the colours 'Aurora' and 'Afternoon Tea'. Tanya personally named each of her products after all the things she loves in life, which I think is such a cute idea. You can really tell how much thought she put into the making and designing of her products rather than just putting her name to them. 
The glosses are really pigmented and the colour range is really good too. They range from neutral shades, to bright, vibrant colours, therefore there is definitely something for everyone.
I love that these glosses are really long wearing, highly pigmented and non sticky, hooray! The applicator is great as it hugs the lips, making the lip glosses super easy to apply. 
Also, if like me you have a sweet tooth, then you will love these as much as I do because they smell like strawberry laces, yummy! 

I really hope you enjoyed this post.
Have you tried any of Tanya's lip glosses?

If you would like to purchase any of Tanya's products you can find them over at

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Review: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

I picked up a couple of these Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters a few weeks ago and I immediately loved them! I got them in the colours 'Strawberry Shortcake' and 'Juicy Papaya'. They are basically a mix between a lipstick and a lip balm, which means they are super moisturising and my lips felt instantly soft and hydrated when using these. 

They give a really natural colour to the lips (like a sheer lipstick), which I really love for a day time make up look. I also really like the packaging of these lip butters as they have a clear window at the top which makes finding the shade your looking for really easy. Personally, I love that a lip balm product comes in a lipstick applicator as it's a lot more hygienic than sticking your fingers into a little pot, and then there's always the 'what should I do with the lip balm covered finger' situation. Never good haha!

If you like the sound of these lip butters then make sure you head on over to the Superdrug Website so you don't miss out on their offer!!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Review: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

I have never tried any of the Origins products but after hearing so many great reviews, I was really intrigued by the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. I picked up this mask a few weeks ago and I am literally obsessed, what an amazing product! Thank you Origins :)

This mask is designed for anyone with a normal/dehydrated skin type. Dehydration can be caused by a number of reasons, air con, heating, weather, not drinking enough water, drinking too much tea or coffee, bad skin care products and the list goes on. All these things can cause premature ageing, dehydration lines/wrinkles, skin tightness or breakouts, so this little bottle of loveliness may just be your skins savior! It has made a huge difference to the way my skin looks and since using this product my make up goes on really smoothly.

The Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is a cream/gel consistency. You pop this mask generously all over your skin in the evening (as you may have already guessed by the name haha) and leave it on until the morning. Before you apply this product, you should cleanse the skin, then I like to exfoliate to get the most out of the mask and then pop it straight on (a moisturiser is not needed).
At first I found this a little strange not to leave it 10-15 minutes and then wash off like other masks but this has the texture of a thick moisturiser and doesn't go hard like a clay based mask so it's very comfortable on the skin and you barely realise you have it on. 

On the Origins website they do a free trial with every purchase of this product. This means that when you buy the full-size bottle you receive a sample of it too. If you don't like it, then all you have to do is send the full-size back. But I can tell you now, you will definitely love it as much as I do and wont send it back, but I think it's great they give you the option to try it first.
Origins recommend to use this mask 2-3 times per week or as desired.   

Being in the beauty industry, I am quite fussy about what products I will use on my skin, therefore I was really impressed when I found out that all Origins products are formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. They are also formulated without any nasty ingredients, so I'm very excited to try some more of their products in the future.

What are some of your favourite Origins products?

(If you would like to know more about exfoliating and why it helps get the most out of a face mask then click HERE to read my 'Why Is Facial Exfoliation So Important' post). 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Review: My Favourite Perfume - Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay

I have been wearing this perfume ever since my boyfriend bought me it as a gift for my birthday in November last year. I absolutely love Jo Malone so I immediately knew I would love this fragrance and it's now my favourite. Jo Malone describe it as "Childhood memories of blackberry picking... stained lips, sticky palms. A burst of deep, tart blackberry juice, blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. A vibrant and verdant fragrance."

All Jo Malone fragrances come in two sizes, 30ml or 100ml. The 30ml is the perfect handbag size, but the 100ml looks amazing on your dressing table! They are a little on the pricey side at £39 for the smaller size and £78 for the larger size, but my small bottle lasted me such a long time so I would say they are 100% worth every penny.

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay is very versatile and could be worn daytime or evening. The scent is really feminine, unique and refreshing. I don't usually like fruity scents but this smells absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for Spring/Summer or as a gift!  

I really hope you enjoyed this post! 
What is your favourite Jo Malone fragrance/product?