I have this in Flush, Neon Rose and Head Over Heels. For £6 (or it was when I bought these) they are amazing. The formula is great and they can be applied with fingers or a brush, it depends which I am using and what mood I am in. Longevity on me is fine, it isn't mind blowing but for work it is fine and if topped with a powder (Head Over Heels and Nars' Deep Throat is a winner for me) it will last all night.
I got this in a blog sale for a reduced price, I am not sure I would of picked it out at a counter myself. That being said, I love this! If I'm going out and don't have time for full eye makeup I just chuck on some liner and add this, it lasts for aggges and fades to a pretty stain so no need to worry about the dreaded ring. I have put that I'd repurchase though I'm not sure I'll ever need to, I don't wear it that often. If you are unsure about this due to the shade - give it a go. You'll probably be surprised by how wearable it is.
I would love if this was more pigmented as the colour in the tube is to die for - hence the 4 not 5. I love this regardless, it lives in my handbag at all times as it goes on over every lipstick, adds a pretty shimmer and lasts a long time. I got this in a set of minis at a CCO so didn't pay RRP, I'm not sure I would pay full price for full size as I'm sure I could find a lipgloss that suits the purpose as well as this at Boots or Superdrug.
I'm on my second one of these and I rarely repurchase mascara! It gives a medium degree of volume and length, perfect for every day and lasts for a good while before it begins to flake. It holds a curl well too. I don't particularly notice my eyelashes growing or whatnot but they do feel soft when I take this off. I love that this layers well, a coat of this and then almost any other mascara and it makes my lashes HUGE, a favourite for a while was 17's Photo Flawless, the combination made my eyelashes touch my brows! I got this for £8 the other week and now Prestige has been discontinued in the UK I can't think of a better drugstore mascara. I used the 'plumping' version of this and much prefer this one, it layers better and the plumping version made my lashes crispy :s
I really like this - one of my favourite felt tip liners, and I have tried a few. I have the 24h Ultra Black version and it is really black. It wears all day and night without smudging - I even wore it to a foam party with no issues! My only issues is that the nib may be a teensy bit stiff, not too bad but I can't just whack it on and go. I'm not a master of application though so the fault is probably 50/50. Price-wise it's great and I love the wear on it, this outweighs the negative by far!
Mascara -Bourjois - Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara
jadeylou15 11/20/2011 2:36:00 PM
My lashes are longish already so it's volume I need from a mascara. I had a voucher for this so it was only around £5. I do like the way it makes my eyelashes volume wise, however it didn't really manage to hold a curl on my eyelashes and it was flaky from the first use. I loved the way it made my lashes look (at first) and the price, the flaking and lack of curl makes it a no for me. I could only use this a handful of times before the flaking drove me mental!
Liquid -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]
jadeylou15 11/20/2011 2:32:00 PM
I have this in 51 which is an OK match for my NW15(ish) skin, it's a little too 'golden' on me in the depths of winter but is great for the majority of the year. I use this pretty regularly, depending on if I have anything new to use. I generally regard this as my trusty daytime foundation. It glides on my combination skin and covers my imperfections while still looking natural, it doesn't feel like I am wearing anything at all. It is buildable, if my nose or chin is looking a little red I can layer it without looking cakey at all! Three points - 1. The smell, I love it but if you are sensitive to scents you may not. 2. This does NOT last 16 hours on me. If I powder to set it will last 8 (I don't usually have a problem with foundation longevity) but my chin will start to feel oily after 4-5 hours needing a blot and powder - it disappears from here and my nose first. 3. I love it is the price it is and has a pump. However my pump doesn't always work and on occasion I have to pump around 20 times to get anything at all out. These issues are tiny really considering this foundation is one of my favourites and only around £10, I will definitely repurchase.
I got this a few weeks ago as I needed a new mascara and remembered I liked this when it first came out years ago. I have long-ish lashes anyway so although I appreciate a bit of lengthening, volume is what I crave. This does provide volume but I could see it clumping if you didn't comb through your lashes. Lengthening, not so much. It is one of the blackest mascaras I've ever used though. The thing that annoyed me most about this was removal, it is a complete pain to get off! I do love that it doesn't smudge when it's on but I HATE that it won't come off when I want, even when I think it's gone I find remnants in the morning. It made me not want to wear it because it was so annoying to take off and I was losing eyelashes because of the effort I had to go to. I like the way this makes me eyelashes look and it does last all day without smudging but I think I will keep it for when I go out on the town etc rather than every day because of the stress of removal.
This is one of my favourite blushers. It's a beautiful warming colour on me and the shimmer perks up my complexion when I'm feeling a bit 'grey' - this is definitely one of the colours I reach for when I'm trying to disguise a hangover! I've complemented several of my friends on their blusher and they have said it is this - it seems to suit everyone. It is a bit on the expensive side but I got mine in a set that was reduced to below the RRP last Christmas, I think I would have paid the full price of this regardless though. Shimmery coraly blusher, whats not to love?!
NYX is a pain in the bum to get hold of in the UK so this ended up being an eBay purchase but I'm glad I made the effort. This is one of a selection of eyeshadows I have that are easy to slap on with a bit of mascara when I'm running late for work (which is always!) as I don't have to worry about it's longevity or creasing and the colour complements my green eyes. For the price, it's brilliant and I will definitely be picking up more NYX shadows soon!
This is my first Nars powder blusher and I LOVE it. It isn't crazy pigmented so it's easy to apply in a hurry and warms up my complexion without leaving me looking overdone. It is pricey but I find it lasts all day on me and after using it regularly for the last year I haven't even left a dent! It looks like I've barely touched it. Everything I've tried from Nars has been a winner and this is no exception.
I absolutely love this mascara, this and My Biggest Lashes are the two I use the most. I find them very similar but this is slightly thicker and blacker. I get massive volume and some length and this makes my lashes fabulous. The only reason it gets a 4 and not a 5 is because it makes my lashes clumpier now then it did when I first started using it, which was around 7 weeks ago. This is a good lifetime for a mascara as far as I am concerned but still not as long lasting as My Biggest Lashes which I wore for a full three months and it was still going strong. Still, if it's volume your after this is highly recommended.
I don't care for the applicator creating 'fuller lips', this is not what I purchased this for and I don't think it works. I have this in the shade 04 Me Me Me which is a vibrant shimmery fuchsia in the tube. However this is NOT the case on the lips and the shimmer isn't even apparent. I gave this a 2 because it's inoffensive but it doesn't do what I wanted and it is totally unpigmented. Plus P&G test on animals and this is something I am now trying to avoid, for this reason plus those above I would not repurchase, nor recommend.
I have this in bubblegum and I really like it! It does have a bit of a strong smell and I don't really like the smell of bubblegum but it does fade quickly. For the price as well I was surprised how pigmented it was! I got one of the Max Factor Curve glosses the same week and conidering it was almost double the price I much prefer this one. It wears well and seems quite longlasting, the packaging is nice and its cheap, whats not to love!
I love this colour in the summer, especially on my toes. It applies well but I like to do thin coats because otherwise I smudge everything and it takes a few coats (2-3) to get it completely opaque. But for £2.95 Barry M polishes are unbeatable!