Wednesday, 30 November 2011

e.l.f Studio Cream Blush Review

Hey everyone I hope you enjoyed my video review on these e.l.f Studio Cream Blushes 
After doing this review i automatically had another browse on the e.l.f UK Site  and of course have to avail of the fab 40% off and ordered some more cream blushes so keep an eye out for an update on them :) :) 
Now for the cream blush i do have :) 
The Packaging 
As i said in my video the packaging is literally the same as the e.l.f Studio Cream eyeliner, Studio Cream Eyeshadows  & the e.l.f Studio Body Glow  .  To be honest in my opinion the packaging is a little OTT as it could actually be made smaller as you can see in the above picture the product isnt exactly the full size of the package but anyway its no big deal after all they only cost £6.50/$6/€6.80each.
There is in fact a little white covering on each of these blushes which is great as that helps keep the blush clean, moist and in place.  
The Shades 
Vixen:  This is the very first shade i tried and love it.  To me it is a little on the pigmented side for anyone with very pale skin or even my skin tone but once you learn to use this lightly you can actually get away with using it and its fantastic especially for the Winter.  This is a beautiful berry/rose shade and looks fantastic on the lips also.  This has more of a Play doughy texture to it.
 Tease:  This is a fantastic fantastic shade and perfect for the summer months.  Its a peachy/coral shade and very pigmented.  This is not as strong as "Vixen" but buildable.  I love this shade the most i wear it whenever i want to be honest and Candid coral looks beautiful over it.  There is a slight rosy undertone to it also.  I highly recommend this shade it looks fab on the cheeks.  This has more of a creamy mousse texture.
Flirt:   Awwwww no this is a shade some people might be afraid of ......but dont be afraid its not as scary as it looks.  This is a beautiful matte baby pink blush.  Its applies very lightly so there is no fear of over doing it once you use a light hand.  This looks fantastic on the lips with a beautiful gloss over it.   This too has a creamy mousse texture.  

Swatches in Normal Light "Vixen, Tease & Flirt"
In Sunlight 
My overall opinion 
I find these blushes incredible especially for the value of them.  They are certainly going to last you for a very long time and a little of these goes a very long way.  I highly recommend using these with your fingers or with a stippling brush because the colour will appear more blended out and natural looking.  With some of these the fact they have great pigmentation will enquiry a light hand.  The best thing about these blushes is that they are very light on the skin and also works on oily skin.  They are so so easy to blend and with even just one application your cheeks look so beautifully natural.  These also work great with dry skin which is even better but i would advise if you do have very dry skin applying with your fingers might be best.  I think the only fault i do have is the packaging but even at that the pluses beat that one downfall i love these and i have even heard they beat some high end cream blushes so that says alot.

Well i hope you enjoyed my review and please leave a comment i love to hear from you 
until next time take care 
lots of Love, Luck & Laughter 
Nina C. 

Monday, 28 November 2011

e.l.f Essential Lipsticks Review Part 2 (Newest editions)

When e.l.f UK ( Pick me as one of their winners for The Bloggers Samples Competition , I was over the moon.  I mean i was literally jumping around the room because they were sending 6 New Essential Line Lipsticks that were not yet even on sale on their site yet.  Now obviously because they had to send samples to 11 bloggers who won they of course couldnt keep you all waiting so they went ahead and put them up for sale on their site anyway :) 
I have finally recieved mine in the post after waiting what seemed like forever for the postman to arrive at my door ( the poor man thought i was going to jump on him when he did eventually arrive hahahaha).  Oh Everyone one thing i have to say is These Babies Were Well Worth Waiting For and so i will go on with the review 
To explain why i have this blog post labelled part 2 is because i already have the older Essential Line Lipsticks from e.l.f Reviewed and i wanted to make this a separate review as these were given to me for free and also they are only new to the site :) :)  To see Part one Click here 
This is a beautiful shade at first i was saying to myself" oh man this shade is bright" lol but when applied it actually isnt as bright as it looks in the tube.....This is a beautiful bubblegum pink......this is extra creamy and smooth medium pigmentation.........this is alot more creamy than the ones i got from the uk site......and of course this broke while applied.....but i cant fault the shade at all :) 
This is a fab everyday shade.......Its a pretty nuetral shade with pink undertones more pink than fantasy.....I like this shade also as it gives me the MLBB (My Lips But Better) look :)  Its so so creamy and actually broke on my first application but is already de potted and i love it :) :) This is ideal for a Beautiful bride for example. 

Oh wow !!!! Im not one who wears Nude Lipsticks Often and I've always want one that wouldn't make me look like "death warmed up" and guess what I'VE FOUND IT!!!!!!!! Its Not exactly a full blown Nude shade it has a pink undertone to it which is fantastic........It did take a couple of coats to come up on my lips and picture but it is buildable I LOVE IT.  
Ok the first thing i noticed on this lippie was the silver glitter in it.  When applied you can feel the glitter on you lips i dont like that.  I mean dont get my wrong its a beautiful highly pigmented lipstick and fantastic to apply but i personally dont like the glitter it felt gritty on my lips.  This is a Medium Pink with a red undertone to it....The picture above is a heavy swatch just to show you how pigmented it is.....It is a pretty colour and so highly pigmented your best bet is to apply a lip liner with this as i found it can bleed otherwise just to keep it in place.  I do find if you kiss anyone with this lippie on your gonna leave them with a pink lips stain mark thats hard to come off hahaha
Anyone who ever wanted to try an Orange Lipstick but was afraid to because of their skintone etc.  well this is a perfect orange even for people with a light skintone....Its not a strong orange its more of a Peachy/orange shade and not highly pigmented which is good for me :)  This wouldn't be a favourite of mine even so its still a nice shade :) I found it hard to apply this evenly as you will see in the photo but they are new so i will give it a chance :) 
 Just look at this shade....WOW isn't it amazing!!!!This is so so pigmented and again if you Apply a liner with this you wont have any fear of it budging :) as its sooooo creamy :) This is a beautiful Cherry Red......A Little of this goes a very long way and i love it .....It looks amazing on the lips.  This is actually a very wearable red its not the deepest red so dont be afraid :) :) 

"Flirtatious, Charming, Nostalgic, Sociable, Captivating & Fearless" 
"Flirtatious, Charming, Nostalgic, Sociable, Captivating & Fearless"  with flash of camera 
My Overall Opinion 
I am amazed by the quality of these lipsticks.  For the price of them they are unbelievably moisturising, creamy, soft and highly pigmented.  Not only that but there is Plenty of product in each lipstick.  The only thing i find about the is that they are extremely soft if the heat hits them at all and then you apply them, they are going to break on you.  What i do with these is depot them as i find it alot handier and less messy.  You may find some shades might not be suitable for you but alot are very wearable.  At the end of the day for £1.50/$1/€1.70 each you really are gaining more than loosing with these...... I hope this review was helpful to you all and i want to thank e.l.f Cosmetics for giving me this opportunity to do this i really enjoyed trying them and reviewing them :) :) :) 
Until Next Time Take Care All of you 
Nina C

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Range Review

Above is my Video Review on the Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Range i own and love using on a day to day basis :) I hope you enjoy.  I will post pictures below for you :) :) Please note i have taken these pictures off the internet as my camera let me down the day i done this review but at least you have seen in the video that i have these items :) :) 


Nivea Says:
New NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream for beautiful looking skin
What NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream does:
  • Gives naturally soft, smooth skin
  • Provides intensive 24h moisture and freshness
  • Enriches skin’s natural healthy glow


How NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream does it:
New NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream formula works by combining:
  • Natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Argan Oil both organically grown.
  • 95% of ingredients are from natural origins.
  • It has no parabens, no silicones, no colourants and no mineral oils.
  • It has natural moisturisers for skin hydration and nourishment.
The Evidence
  • The new NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural skincare range combines NIVEA trusted skincare expertise with effective ingredients that work in perfect harmony with your skin.
  • 95% of the ingredients are from natural origins including Aloe Vera (known for its replenishing properties) and Argan Oil (source of Vitamin E).
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.

I Say:
This is an amazing amazing moisturiser.  i love it i have been using this for at least a year now and will never change it (not unless i find something better) but to be honest it does everything i want it to why change eh?  I simply love how it soaks into my skin and makes my skin feel smooth and soft.  The scent is fantastic its not strong but smells so clean a fresh.  Its amazing !!!!! Even after applying it at night i dont even feel i have to moisturise the next day as my skin still feels like its fully moisturised and ready for the day ahead but of course we gotta wash our face in the morn so obviously we gotta moisturise again :) :)   This cream has numerous varieties not only for normal to combination skin but for sensitive skin etc.  


Nivea Says

New NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Cleansing Lotion for all skin types
What NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Cleansing Lotion does:
  • Gently cleanses and revitalises the skin
  • Enriches its natural healthy glow
  • Supports its natural balance


How NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Cleansing Lotion does it:
New NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural Cleansing Lotion formula works by combining:
  • Natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Argan Oil both organically grown.
  • 95% of ingredients are from natural origins.
  • It has no parabens, no silicones, no colourants and no mineral oils.
The Evidence
  • The new NIVEA VISAGE Pure & Natural skincare range combines NIVEA trusted skincare expertise with effective ingredients that work in perfect harmony with your skin.
  • 95% of the ingredients are from natural origins including Aloe Vera (known for its replenishing properties) and Argan Oil (source of Vitamin E).
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.
I say:
As i said in my video i wasnt really one that followed the whole Cleanse Tone and moisturise rule (i know im very naughty) but since trying this cleansing lotion ive got into the routine now and will never stop.  This cleansing lotion is so gentle and kind to my skin....It has never broke me out i love the fact im finally doing great things for my skin thanks to Nivea i feel safe using these products :) I usually use this twice at night and even over my eyes, it doesnt sting whatsoever and feels amazingly soothing to my skin.........Its fab!!!!!
With the Toner i found no stinging effect whatsoever and whats amazing is no mater how much i wash my face and cleanse the toner still manages to find a little bit of dirt on my face.  Its amazing.  So cooling and refreshing.  I feel my skin has found some new BF's :) 


Nivea Says 
Enriched with Provitamin B5, gently removes make-up and mascara with no greasy residue.

I Say:
I love this Makeup Remover its so cheap to buy but yet does alot more for you......Its amazingly removes the toughest mascaras and eyeliners.  I literally works like baby oil but without the oily residue.  The only thing i noticed about this is i tested it on a cheap waterproof liquid eyeliner and it didnt take it full off.  So best leaving this for the good makeup.  This is so gentle that it has no effect on my eyes.   So in all Its not 100% but its definately 95% effective on removing makeup off your face for the full effect use this with a Makeup removing wipe instead of a cotton pad!!!!! 

So thats it everyone.  I really hope you found this review helpful and interesting.  If you have any questions go ahead a fire them at me thats what im here for lol...........
until next time 
Take Care 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 
Nina C

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Miss Holly - NARS Giveaway

Hey everyone be in with the chance to win some NARS Products :) 
Miss Holly is having a Fantastic NARS Giveaway 

Monday, 21 November 2011

Nivea Visage Young Range Review

Hey everyone i have recently done a video review on some items from the Nivea Visage Young range...........& here it is below 

My apologies for taking the pictures from the internet but again my camera was acting up and not taking clear enough photo (me been the perfectionist wasnt happy lol) but you will see in the video i do infact own these products :) :) 
Nivea Visage Young Control Shine 
Mattifying Gel Cream 
What Nivea states: 
Wanting naturally matt looking skin?

NIVEA VISAGE YOUNG control shine! Mattifying Gel Cream is a 3 in 1 day care is perfect for younger skin. 


NIVEA VISAGE YOUNG control shine! Mattifying Gel Cream:
  • Hydrates all day long and is quickly absorbed
  • Contains oil free formula with mattifying pigments that instantly eliminate excess shine
  • The UVA/UVB filter system protect from the sun‘s radiation
The skin looks naturally matt, feels soft and refreshed.  

My opinion 
This is a fantastic product to have in your collection.  This is perfect for anyone who suffers oily skin.  Any teenagers who dont like using harsh chemicals on their skin.  Or even anyone who tend to break out alot.   I find this product so easy to use and it works perfectly for my oily T-Zone and also keeps my skin hydrated at the same time.  Im very pleased with this product and im pleased to say its is extremely affordable.  :) :) The Best thing about this is i dont have to worry about wearing sunscreen as there is already UVA/UVB filters in this moisturiser thats good enough for me :) 

Clean Deeper ! Daily Deep 
Cleansing Face Scrub

What Nivea States:

NIVEA VISAGE YOUNG clean deeper! Daily Deep Cleansing Scrub helps prevent spots and blackheads for refined skin.


  • Blue power beads with lactic acid help to open clogged pores
  • Thus help to prevent spots and blackheads
  • Micro-exfoliates to smooth the complexion
For an instantly clean & pure skin. 

My opinion:
 I love this Daily Face Scrub.  It so gentle on my skin i use this twice a day....At first i was not sure about using it everyday because for the exfoliating beads but these beads are designed especially for everyday use... I didnt find myself breaking out at all and it left my face feeling smooth, soft, cleansed and not a bit tight.  I highly Recommend this Face wash :)

Stay Clear Purifying Toner

What Nivea says:

Wanting a mild formula which helps prevent spots and blackheads for clear skin?

NIVEA VISAGE YOUNG stay clear! Purifying Toner contains an extra mild, alcohol free formula which is enriched with Ocean Minerals.


  • Helps prevent spots and blackheads
  • Purifies and refreshes pores
  • Removes sebum and dirt without drying out the skin
The skin is clear and feels pleasantly refreshed. 

My Opinion
This definately does what i says it does.  I have found great result from this.  Even after washing my face I still find a little Dirt on my cotton pad using this so it literally take whatever left on your face right off.  The only thing i found with this is that it stings me on my cheek area every time i use it but i dont come out in a rash of any kind and it certainly does not break me out.  
My Overall Opinion 
I am extremely pleased with these products and i use this 3-step programme everytime i go throught my oily stages.  I in Fact recommend it to anyone who has teenagers going through the change of life.  I especially found the Mattifying Gel brilliant for keeping my oily patches abay .  Plus the best thing about these is that all of them together cost me only around €10 which is even better.  I will certainly be buying this for my teenage sister.  :) 
I hope this review was helpful to you all 
Please comment as id love to hear your thoughts on this review 
Any question please ask i will be happy to answer as best i can 
All of these items were of course bought by me out of my own money and im in no way ever getting paid for any of my reviews i have done so far...........
until next time 
Lots of Love Luck & Laughter 
Nina Carry 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

e.l.f Studio Makeup Clutch, Studio Body Shimmer etc. Review :)

Hey everyone here is the pictures and Swatches of the Items i have 
Reviewed from my US Haul 
If you you want to see the Pictures and swatches of 
the 5 new single eyeshadows Click Here 

Cosmic Coral 

Blazing Bronzer 
Heavy Swatches of both 
In Sunlight 
Light swatch of both 

Swatches in Normal Light 
Swatches with flash 

So I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any requests or questions comment below i answer everyone of my comments :) :) 
oh for each item I put a link on the heading so if you wanted to take a look at any of them on the US site just click on the heading......
As always these items were bought out of my own money 
Thanks so much for watching my video and visiting my blog 
until next time take care 
Lots of Love Luck & Laughter 
Nina C 
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