Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy new year!

It feels like I've been out of the blogging loop for way too long! With my exams coming up and being ill with tonsillitis, I just really haven't had the chance to blog. Anyway on a lighter note, happy new year! I thought I'd share my new years resolutions and what is coming up in 2013 for Digging Up The Daisies.

New year, new me?
This over-used phrase is really starting to irritate me now but to be honest, I do think that it's rather fitting. This year I plan to be motivated, out going and generally not so hard on myself. It's so easy for girls to be so hard on themselves over the littlest insecurity which nobody else would even notice. This year I want to be able to accept myself and get into the 'it's okay if I don't look like that Victoria's Secret model, I don't need to' mentality. This is my year to grow in confidence and self belief. I'm so concious of what other people think of my actions and appearance that sometimes it eats me up inside to the point where I don't want to go anywhere or do anything, especially alone. I don't know why but I just hate being out places on my own. This year was the first time that I ever went shopping in my town alone and it was quite frankly, terrifying!

I know it's quite cliché but really necessary is my resolution to eat healthier. I know, I know, everyone says this but I really mean it. I don't want to lose weight, I just want to start being healthy as I'm constantly ill and feeling rubbish. All I eat is junk food so I think that the odd salad here and there will make me feel much better in myself.

What's coming up in 2013 for Digging Up The Daisies
As I'm hoping for a confidence boom, once I'm feeling comfortable in my own skin I plan to post fotd and ootd posts. I think fotd posts will be more of a regular occurrence as I don't have the most 'out there' fashion sense. I'm hoping to post much more regularly this year as I really have enjoyed writing up reviews etc. I have a few features that I have thought of which you're just going to have to wait and see what those are ;)

So here's to another wonderful year of blogging. I hope you all have a lovely new year no matter what your plans are. Let me know what your new years resolutions are, I'd love to have a read!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

I ♥ drugstore/high street make-up tag

I love the idea of this tag. Who doesn't love a good high street bargain every now and then? I haven't seen many UK bloggers and vloggers do this tag so I to tag everyone to do this!

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?
I don't really have one brand that I buy all my products from. I tend to go to Revlon for lip products, Bourjois for foundation and Maybelline for mascara.

2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?
I couldn't find a foundation that I can call 'holy grail' from the drug store, I mean I've tried plenty that I've liked but not enough to call it my favourite. My favourite face product is Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer. Unlike all the other lower end concealers that I have tried, it has more of a yellow tone rather than pink which counteracts the redish tones so much better. It's also not at all drying unlike the cult favourite collection 200 lasting perfection, which does not work for me at all sadly! My favourite drugstore lip products have to be the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. I have two shades- Lovesick and Crush, with Crush being my current favourite due to it's Autumn/Winter shade. They are so long wearing and comfortable to wear whilst being extremely hydrating and pigmented. I may have cheated a little with the cheek products *slaps wrist*. My two favourites are Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light and 17 Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze. The contour kit, is so gorgeous. The formula is buttery soft, pigmented enough but not harshly. The shade is perfect to contour my pale complexion, it does not come across muddy at all. The highlight is also a lovely shade too. 17 Shimmer Bricks are an obvious dupe of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. The shades on their own or mixed together are simply gorgeous as a highlight across the cheekbones and brow bone.

3. Least favorite product?
My least favourite has to be the cult favourite, Loreal Rouge Caress in Fashionista Pink. Anyone that has this shade will 100% understand my gripe with this product. Don't get me wrong, I have another shade which I absolutely love (04 Rose for reference). It's just the colour has no pay off at all. When I say none at all, I really do mean nothing. I would have swatched it beforehand but my lovely Mother picked it up for me for a treat and didn't swatch. It's just a pointless, colourless lipstick that will sit in the back of my drawer as it has no use what so ever. It's so disappointing as the other shades are stunning.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?
The best make-up bargain has to be MUA's clear mascara that I use as a brow gel. At £1 a pop you really cannot go wrong. I really do not understand why anyone forks out a lot of money for a clear brow gel as it's essentially a clear mascara. They get so grubby after a few weeks use due to foundation and brow powder etc. so for £1 you can afford to repurchase when it gets grubby. I will never ever buy another brow gel as long as I can get my hands on this little bargainous gem!

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)
I would have to say Max Factor lipsticks, especially in the shade Bewitching Coral which I will pick over it's MAC dupe, Impassioned, simply because the formula is gorgeous. I haven't heard anything about these lipsticks and I'm really impressed with the one I have so I'll definitely be picking up a few more shades.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?
I think Revlon Colour Stay foundation is quite overpriced simply because it's around £12 so a good £4 higher than the other drug store foundations and it didn't really impress me more than any others that I have tried.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!
MAC Impassioned- Max Factor Bewitching Coral blogpost comparing and reviewing each here
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks- 17 Shimmer Brick

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?
It definitely has to be the Maybelline 24hour gloss tint I think they are called, they are supposed to be dupes of the YSL Glossy Stains. This has to be the worst lip stain I have ever used. After a matter of 15 minutes of wear, it flakes out on my lips, settles into dry patches and makes that 'ring' of product around the inside of your lips (if you know what I mean? I can't explain it properly!). My lips dried out like no other, to the point that they actually felt extremely tight and looked almost wrinkly- what a beautiful picture I'm painting for you! My lips aren't even that dry, which makes me wonder what ingredients are used?...

I'd love to know your favourite/worst drugstore products. I tag you all so leave your link in the comments for me to have a read if you have done a post or just leave me a comment letting me know your answers!

Friday, 30 November 2012

What I've been loving this month: November Favourites

Yet again, another month has flown by. I can't believe it's already 1st December tomorrow, this year has gone so fast- although I probably say that every year. This month I have quite a few new bits in my favourites. So here's what I've been loving this month. More in depth reviews will be up soon.

Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub
I've only just popped up a review of this on here so I won't babble for too long. But I haven't been able to put this gorgeous smelling scrub down this month. After use my skin feels silky soft and I just love love love the maple syrup scent!

VO5 Hot Hair Oil
As these are designed to be used as a weekly treatment, I have only had the chance to try one out this month. But from one use I can tell me and this oil will be friends for a very long time! My hair felt so lovely and silky. I find that especially as it's a hot oil, it feels like a super luxurious step added into my regular routine. It's definitely worth a try if you have dry or damaged hair, especially as these were on offer in Boots when I bought them.

Nails inc nail polish in St James
I got this little beauty in the latest Glamour magazine, which are doing quite a few shades at the moment. Before this, I had never tried any Nails inc polishes as they are pretty pricey. I love the shade, I thought I would go for the red as it is such a classic nail colour that I would use a lot. The shade is a classic pillar box red and it's pretty invincible to chips for a long time.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush
After loving my other balm stain in Lovesick, reviewed here, I thought it would be a good idea to pick up another shade. The shade Crush is the perfect berry shade for Autumn/Winter months. I feel much more comfortable wearing this rather than the Kate Moss for Rimmel berry lipstick as it's a bit more subtle and easier to pull off.

17 Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze
This little gem has to be one of my favourite budget buys recently. For months I have been lusting after a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, this satisfies my needs for a shimmer brick whilst being much more kinder on the purse strings. I swirl my brush around the sections, concentrating on the top section and brush onto my cheekbones. The shimmer is really pretty and subtle enough to avoid the glitter ball face look.

Superdrug Aqua Hydrating Serum
I've been loving using this in place of my moisturiser at night time. I'm yet to find a night cream that I like, in all honesty I haven't looked very far. But I don't like using my normal moisturiser as I find it just too heavy for before bed as I don't have particularly dry skin. This is thin enough to feel light on the skin but hydrating enough for this time of year. The fact that it's fragrance free is a big bonus for me as well as many scented creams tend to irritate my skin.

Maybelline Million Lashes mascara
This isn't a new product to me as I've been going back to this for years. I just love the way it applies, it doesn't smudge underneath my eyes and looks natural enough whilst defining my eyes perfectly.

Blistex Intensive Moisturiser lip treatment
I have quite liked using this in the night before bed as the cold winter nights seem to take a toll on my poor lips, leaving them quite sore and dry. A slap of this on before bed does wonders for my cracked lips by the morning. Although unfortunately I read this morning that Blistex tests on animals, which I am against so I'm quite annoyed at myself for not checking before purchasing. I won't be repurchasing this after although it is a lovely lip moisturiser. 

Loreal Rouge Caresse in 04 Rose
Rose is the perfect name for this shade as it leaves a lovely rosey colour on the lips whilst keeping lips hydrating. I feel this is perfect for a simple day look as it is subtle yet pretty. I really like the way these feel and look on the lips, so I'll be picking up a few more.

Benefit Hervana blush
I recently put up a post on this here, this is the most perfect shade of blush for me ever. This shade is perfect for Autumn/Winter due to it's slight purple undertone. It leaves a gorgeous flushed rosy look on the cheeks which I love!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser- Oil Free
I have been loving applying this with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. The coverage is perfect for me, which surprised me at first. I really want to try a few more bits from Laura Mercier as they look impressive.

What have been your favourites this month?

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Soap & Glory: The Breakfast Scrub

After falling in love with Clean On Me shower cream and The Righteous Butter, which I received from my brother last Christmas- impressive! I thought it was time to give a few more bits a go! My lovely best friend gave me this along with some other Soap & Glory goodies for my birthday- she knows me too well. I can honestly say that I have completely fallen in love with it.

I think the main reason why I have an undying love for this product is the scent. It smells absolutely gorgeous! On the Soap & Glory website, it is described as an ' Exfoliator with organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts.' The scent is described as 'new maple', which I think is sooo lovely. It smells exactly like maple syrup which I love, it isn't too strongly scented which I find many scrubs etc. are. As sad as this sounds, this scrub makes me look forward to shower time more so than ever. I love the way it makes my skin feel. After using this my skin feels so soft and nourished, not at all stripped. 

I love using this in the morning then spritzing on some body mist. But if I'm using this before bed I will use this scrub in the shower, then slather myself in The Righteous Butter. There is nothing that I dislike about anything that I have tried from this brand so far. I have to say that I'm not really a fan of the scent of 'Sugar Crush' after I gave it a sniff in Boots the other day, but I could be wrong. Next on the list is The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser, Whipped Clean Shower Butter and Heel Genius foot cream!

What do you like from Soap & Glory?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Dear Santa....// The Christmas wish list

Christmas wishlist

So my lovely Mother asked me to write her a Christmas list so she has an idea of what I would like. I thought I'd pop it up in a post so you can maybe get some gift ideas for friends, family etc.

p.s The Origins Mask trio is a really good deal considering you're getting 3 huge masks for £29 when each mask costs £20 individually.

What's on your Christmas list?

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

It's Christmas// Tag

After reading a few Christmas themed posts which really got me into the Christmas spirit, I thought it was time to do my own!
I love Christmas so I found a Christmas tag that Beauty Crush did on her Youtube channel last year! I tag everyone.

Christmas Tag questions:
1.Whats Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
It has to be The Santa Clause! Last year I saw The Polar Express and thought that was really sweet too! I love any cheesy Christmas movie really. When I was little I loved a film about a cow, Annabelle's Wish I think it was called, I was obsessed! The less childish favourite Christmas movie has to be The Holiday!

2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Color?
Definitely red! And maybe a bit of glitter. Everyone loves a bit of glitter!

3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
I do both really, when we wake up and open presents we stay in our PJs for a few hours. But we get changed for Christmas dinner. I always end up in my PJs again by 5pm though ;)

4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
That's a really hard question :( I would probably say my Mum as she does everything for me, but my Dad also does a lot for me. I'd feel bad leaving my boyfriend out too :( I'm going to cheat and say I'd buy my Mum a present that everyone will like/use ;)

5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning! I know a few people that open one present on Christmas Eve but it's the tradition in my family to open them all on Christmas Morning.

6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
No :( I think this is an American thing because I remember seeing them on films a lot when I was little but only within the past few years have I seen them in the UK shops! I would love to make one though. Maybe this year.

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
To be quite honest, I like to be completely lazy. I love laying in my pjs, reading a good book or watching Christmas films with family whilst stuffing my face with food. Doesn't everyone though?

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
I don't think I usually do Christmas wishes? But I suppose I would just say, to have happy and healthy family and friends.
9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Cinnamon! I love the smell of cinnamon all year round, but it reminds me of Christmas.

10. Favorite Christmas Meal Or Treat?
Definitely has to be the actual Christmas roast dinner and a few too many Celebrations or Roses don't hurt!

I tag everyone who reads this to do this tag in a post/video! Make sure you leave the link to yours in the comments so I can have a look. 


Hope you have a lovely Christmas everyone.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Too Faced Naked Eye palette

After reading a ridiculous amounts of reviews of Urban Decay's the Naked palette, I thought I was convinced enough to take the plunge and spend all my pennies. But every time the opportunity arose, I always held back. I mean just over £30 for eye shadow? I've only ever once paid that for a foundation, which I think is a bit more reasonable. But that amount of money for eye shadow? Although I would love one and it would have been popping up on my Christmas list, I have found an amazing alternative, which I bought for around £10 on a blog sale. I bought it un-used for £10! That's amazing considering this palette is currently £20.80 on Beauty Bay.

First of all, I do apologise for the state of the packaging! The black smudges everywhere due to the material of the packaging, so when you try to wipe it off, it makes it worse :(

The thing I love most about this palette, is the diversity of the colours. I can do a variety of looks with this, whether it be a soft neutral, smoky neutral or a smoky eye. Majority of the colours are amazing quality, I say this because the lighter shades, 'Pink Cheeks' and 'In The Buff' are a tiny bit chalky, but only if layered up too much. Admittedly  these aren't the shades I lean towards anyway. Apart from those shades, the shadows are buttery soft and really nicely pigmented. They aren't too pigmented in that they are hard to work with.

The shades I use the most are-
If I'm going for a daytime, neutral look I will go for 'Satin Sheets' all over the lid and 'Birthday Suit' blended out to the crease.
If I want a neutral eye that is slightly smoky/suitable for night time, I will go for 'Lap Dance' all over the lid with 'Like A Virgin' through the crease and 'Unmentionables' blended across the outer half of the lid.
If I want a smoky eye look I'll use 'Unmentionables' across the lid, 'Like A Virgin' in the crease and  'Stiletto' to line the lid.

Overall, I think this palette is an incredibly good buy for me as I've had so much use out of it. I think it has fulfilled my need for a new neutral palette. Have you tried this palette? I would be interested to know if you have tried the Urban Decay Naked palette and wondering if you think it is worth the money?

Saturday, 17 November 2012

weekend wishlist


1. Cath Kidson make-up bag- I've been after a new make-up bag for a while and this Cath Kidson one from asos is so cute. I love the girly pattern.

2. Paul & Joe Pearl Foundation Primer- I have to admit, it's the the bottle that attracts me to this. I'm after trying out a new primer and this bottle looks amazing. I haven't actually heard anything about the formula which may be a bad thing, but it would look so cute on my dressing table. *slaps wrist*

3. Topshop embellished collar dress- I love this dress especially the collar and fit. It seems like it would be quite comfortable too. I suppose it could be dressed down as well. This might have to accidentally find it's way into my online basket...

4. Asos studded loafers- As I am mourning the loss of my beloved Topshop Vectras, I need another pair of black studded shoes. I wore my other pain to death, to the point that they are now unwearable :( I need another pair in my life and these look lovely.

5. Korres lip butter in Guince- I've heard quite a lot about these and as I love tinted lip balm I need one! I love the look of this shade.

6. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- I can't remember the shade name of this one but it looks perfect for the Autumn/Winter months and I am in love with the shade 'love sick'. So naturally I need another one!

7. Benefit Dallas- I've been after this ever since I heard I Covet Thee talk about it. As my skin tone is similar to hers, I noticed how lovely it looked on her. I thought it would be too muddy on my skin tone but after a swatch every time I walk past Benefit, I have decided that I need it!

8. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream- I've heard soooo much about this. I have loads of dry areas on my face, arms and lips recently so I need something nourishing. I might buy this for my mum and I to use as we are suffering from dry skin in this weather.

My current beauty favourites

As I'm never up to date with the monthly favourites posts and my make-up doesn't usually change dramatically every month, I thought I'd just show a few of my current favourites..
A lot of new things have entered my current make-up routine, which is unusual as I usually stick to the things I like for quite a while.


I have quite a few base bits that are new in my current favourites..

Laura Mercier Tinted MoisturiserI bought this a few weeks ago and I have actually fallen head over heels in love with it. I went for this over Laura Mercier Silk Creme, as I've been trying to improve my skin and coming to the realisation that the 'less is more' approach on my skin looks much better on me. This is everything that I have wanted in a base. A full review will be coming very soon!

Maybelline Cover StickI have been on the quest for the perfect concealer for a very long time. I am yet to find the 'perfect' concealer, if that even exists. But this comes pretty close. I hadn't seen or heard about this until Tanya Burr mentioned it in one of her videos and as I am willing to try any concealer that I can get my hands on, I thought I'd give it a go. It's a really lovely formula and I am quite impressed so far. A full review is coming soon!

Topshop highlight powder in Sun Beam
I did a full review of this here, so I won't babble on for too long, I promise! But I haven't been able to put this down since I bought it. It just gives the nicest glow ever which is essential when my skin is looking quite dull due to the weather.

Rimmel Stay Matte powder
There isn't much to say about this powder other than it really does do the job. I tend to get a bit shiny down the centre of my face so I just lightly dust this using a small blush brush. It sets my make-up well without caking on the face if I'm heavy handed. A full review is coming soon.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect primer
This leaves my skin with a lovely smooth base which makes applying my foundation a dream. I didn't realise how much I loved this until I forgot to apply it and my make-up didn't go on very well at all. I'm unsure to whether it makes my make-up stay put for a considerable amount of time, but regardless, it smooths out my skin in preparation for foundation and hydrates my dry areas.

Benefit Hervana blush
I have just posted a review of this, which you can find here. I am in love with this blusher. It gives me the perfect rosy pink cheek which I love in winter as it contrasts with my pale complexion.


Recently, I've been going for a really simple eye look that lasts all day and night..

Maybelline Volume Million Lashes mascara
This is my all time favourite mascara. I've tried so many mascaras but always end up going back to this. I tend to usually buy a mascara that is on offer in Boots when my current runs out, so I haven't really used this in quite a while. It's just the easiest mascara to use and I find it gives the best results out of all in the drug store. I bought it in brown rather than black as I think it suits my eye colour better and looks slightly more natural. A full review will be up soon.

Maybelline Colour 24hr Tattoo eye shadow in 'On and On Bronze'
This is the most gorgeous shade for all over the lid. I literally just put this on my eyes with my finger, apply mascara and that is my eye make-up done. It is so quick and simple but also lasts all day on my eyes which is amazing as eye shadow creases so badly on my oily eye lids, boo! I'm thinking of getting a few more of these in different colours! A full review will be up soon.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
I'm not 100% sure that I have the correct shade name, but regardless it is the only nude colour eye liner in the collection so you will find it. I love popping this little beauty on my waterline if I'm looking a bit tired and I'm looking bright eyed and bushy tailed in no time! It lasts a good few hours before it needs touching up but with it being the first drug store nude eyeliner, it's pretty darn good!


Elf studio Concealer Brush
After a little incident with my hd brows palette (the black shade smashed so I tried to empty the remains into the sink forgetting the brush was in there which fell down the plug hole, sob:( ) I was left on my birthday of all days, with one eye brow filled in! After a frantic search in my brushes to find a brush to fill in my other eye brow, I found this little beauty. I disregarded this as a concealer brush as I find my fingers better. I absolutely love this brush for my eye brows. It is so precise and easy to use. It's so cheap and does the job amazingly, I won't be sobbing about my long lost brow brush any more.

Real Techniques Blush brushMy best friend gave me this for my birthday- she knows me too well! I absolutely love this, as well as all the other brushes of the collection that I own. It is so soft and applies blush so beautifully. I could write an essay on how much I love this brush.

I'm sorry this post has been so long. What are your beauty favourites at the moment? I'd love for you to let me know :)

Benefit Hervana- 'a good karma face powder'

With my beloved blusher collection quickly over taking my make-up collection, I thought I wouldn't find a blush that I would want to wear every day for the rest of my life. But I have. This is the prettiest blush I have ever used and I don't think I'll ever find another that I like as much.

When the four shades- 'lucky shell', 'divine peach', 'heavenly rose' and 'berry delight' blend together it creates a gorgeous rosy colour on the cheeks which compliments many skin tones, especially paler girls. I absolutely adore this shade, the berry tone mixed with the pinky peach means it looks gorgeous for Autumn/winter. I feel blushes that lean more rosy pink rather than pinky peach suit my pale skin tone much nicer. - image from Benefit
When I swatched this shade, I really didn't think much of it. When it's swatched it looks a lot lighter, less rosy and just a pale, peachy pink. I'm so glad the lady on the counter tried it on me, because on the skin it looks so gorgeous. The pictures and swatches really do not do this justice. This is now my go to blush if I want to have the natural, flushed, rosy cheek look.

I do think that like most Benefit products, the blushes are expensive. But the amount of product that you get for the price, the amazing pigmentation and the longevity make me think that it is worth the price. Benefit box powders last forever, I had Coralista for christmas last year and have used it almost every day (until Hervana came along of course) Although I have hit pan, it will not be finished for a very long time.

Next on the list is Dallas. Have you tried any of Benefit's boxed powders? What did you think?

Monday, 12 November 2012

Everyone loves a good freebie.

These beautiful little freebies are from various magazines such as Glamour and Instyle as well as from the Benefit counter with purchases. I love the Benefit freebies, simply because they have soo much product in them- especially Benetint and High Beam. They really do give you a true indicator of whether or not the product is for you, when let's face it you will be spending quite a lot of money if you buy the full size. From these freebies, I'm now able to say whether I would buy any of these products in full size, I haven't actually ever owned the full size of any of these before. So here goes a mini review of each..

Benefit High Beam-
I seem to remember picking this up in Glamour magazine a good few months back, this was a perfect freebie for me because Glamour is my all time favourite magazine so I wasn't just buying it for the freebie which is always a bonus! This has lasted me forever because you only need a tiny amount at a time as little goes a long way. At first, I applied this to my cheek bones, along my nose and my brow bone, but for some reason it doesn't really blend into the skin/foundation very well on the cheeks. After a bit of playing with this, I found this is much better as a brow bone highlight as it really does lift up the brow bone, as it is quite vibrant yet subtle. I sometimes dab a bit along the tip of my nose, but I leave the cheeks for another highlighter. I also like putting this on the high points of my face- cheeks, forehead, nose, brow bone etc underneath my foundation to act as a brightening primer which works wonders if your skin is looking a bit dull. I wonder how long the full size would last as this is probably like a quarter of the size of the full sized bottle and I am no where near to finishing it! Once this is all gone (if I ever get through it!) I will definitely be buying the full size as it is great value for the amount you get.

Benefit Benetint-
I got this a few weeks ago in Instyle magazine, I was after Sunbeam but Benetint was the only one left. Rather than searching other shops in the hope of finding Sunbeam, I thought it was best to settle with Benetint as I hadn't tried that either. To say I was disappointed by this would be wrong, but I'm not exactly blown away. I don't really know what I was expecting but as this is quite a beauty cult favourite, I was expecting quite impressive results. I first tried this on my lips which was a bit mistake.. I don't think I have particularly dry lips, although the lip tints I have tried (with the exception of balm stains) have failed miserably on my lips. This just seemed to dry my lips out instantly after applying it. My lips almost 'shrivelled' up if you will. Oh what a lovely image of myself I am painting here... I attempting it on my cheeks but I haven't quite mastered the technique yet I'm afraid, I think this shade would suit my complexion as a cheek stain so I will have a play and report back!

Benefit Porefessional-
I was quite impressed with how this minimised my pores tremendously but as a primer, I didn't really feel as if it made my make-up stay on longer than it did before. I'm unsure to whether I like the feel of this consistency on my skin or not as it's quite strange as it is a silicone based primer. I know lots of people swear by this but I think it's good, but nothing that I will be frantically running to my nearest Benefit counter to buy any time soon. At £23.50, I think that this is very overpriced for what it is, as are a lot of Benefit's products which is a shame. After giving this a go, I don't think I'll be buying the full size any time soon.

Benefit 'That Gal'-
This brightening primer really is lovely. To me the scent reminds me of strawberry Chewits sweets. Anyone? It's a pinky colour and quite thin in consistency, which at first I thought was rather odd but it really does brighten up the face and gives you a healthy, radiant glow. At £21.50 a pop, I don't think I will be picking the full size up any time soon as although it does brighten, I didn't really notice much difference in the longevity of my foundation which is essentially what it should do for the price.

I'm pretty sure the Benefit freebie InStyle issue is still out at the moment, but it won't be for much longer so make sure you get your hands on it if you would like to try Sunbeam, Benetint or Cha cha tint!

I think I'm going to start doing posts that tell you what freebies are out each month so nobody misses out on a good bargain. Let me know if any of you would be interested in those kind of posts. I'd love it if you could tell me what your favourite Benefit product is?
p.s apologies for the poor photo quality, it will be fixed soon

Saturday, 10 November 2012

My current skincare favourites

I'm finally going to start blogging regularly again. I've managed to create a time table for all my work and revision etc so I can finally make time to do more blogging, which I'm very happy about!

Here's a few bits of skincare that I'm loving at the moment.

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water:

This cleansing water has completely changed my skincare routine. I use this with Kleenex Facial Cloths, just putting a pump or two onto the cotton cloth. Without stating the obvious, I wipe this across my entire face, avoiding my eyes- although I think it would be sensitive enough to use on eye make-up I just have very sensitive eyes! This cleansing water just completely melts your make-up off and leaves skin feeling so clean and fresh. It says on the back that it tightens pores,which I agree with as my skin doesn't look shiny and plumped, it just feels incredibly cleansed. Although it mattifies it definitely doesn't dry out my combination skin. I find the patches of my skin that tend to  lean to dry, are simply cleansed and fine after applying moisturiser, which is normal for my skin. I tend to use this to removed my make-up before using a cleanser such as Liz Earle or Nspa hot cloth cleanser or a melting gel cleanser which I adore (both reviewed here and here). It says on the front that it is "1 simple step to perfectly clean, refreshed, shine free skin" I believe that this statement completely sums up this product and if I'm a bit tired after a night out or just feeling incredibly lazy, I just use this and slap on some moisturiser then off to bed I go.

Simple Kind To Eyes eye make-up remover:

I actually believe myself when I say that this is the one and only eye make-up remover I will ever use. I say this because every single eye make-up remover lotion stings my eyes like acid. I didn't even think I had sensitive eyes but having tried way too many, I have figured out that nothing compares to this gentle but 'really does the job' formulation. One of the many reasons that I adore this is the fact that it contains no oils. I don't know about you but I absolutely hate having that greasy feeling that seems to spread across your whole entire face and is nearly impossible to get rid of. It actually makes me shudder just thinking about my experiences with them.. The formula has 'pro-vitamin B5' which is said to actively restore, soften and smooth skin. It also has no perfume, colouring or harsh chemical that causes sensitive skin to react. I just find that this is so gentle that it is like putting water on my eyes, well water that removes a ton of heavy eye make-up in one swipe.   I will be repurchasing this until I die okay?

Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz:

Like most people are doing their skincare routine, I enjoy the feeling of my skin being completely fresh and clean. I feel that before this toning spritz, I didn't really feel as refreshed as I would have liked. This little beauty has completely shaken up my skincare routine. I like to use this between cleansing and moisturising in the morning as I feel like it really does brighten my skin and makes me feel refreshed. The fact that this is 100% organic and that it has been compared to Caudalie Beauty Elixir completely drew me into buying this product. In all honesty, I didn't really fancy spending money on something so hyped up when essentially it seemed like a bottle of strange smelling water. I'm extremely glad that I didn't get too drawn into that hype as I really love this toner and it now has a firm place in my skincare routine. I know some people spritz this over their make-up throughout the day to freshen up their make-up, I personally haven't tried this as I have the impression that the spray wouldn't really be fine enough. But I love this little gem and I will definitely be repurchasing.

No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream, Normal/Oily:

I absolutely adore no7 day creams and I have for years but surprisingly this was actually my first time purchasing one. The reason for this is that I've been 'borrowing' my mother's for years- it's the best way! But as my mum decided to buy one for her skin type which is dry rather than Essential Moisture one that I 'borrowed', I thought it was time to buy my own. I have nothing to say about this product other than I think it's the loveliest moisturiser ever. It is the perfect consistency. I feel like most brands make their moisturisers that are targeted at an 'oily' skinned audience too thin, which usually isn't moisturising enough for my combination skin. This cream isn't too thick nor too thin, meaning it gives me plenty of moisture without creating a greasy film on my skin welcoming spots. What's not to love really? Everyone loves a classic.

It feels like this post has been quite lengthy which I usually hate, but I feel like I had a lot to say about these products and it's better to have it all in one place. What are your skincare favourites at the moment? I'd love to have a chat with you about them. :)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Topshop Sunbeam highlighter

I picked up this little beauty along with a lovely red lipstick, Mischief, reviewed here. I absolutely love the packaging. I think it's so cute and quite unique to other packaging I have seen. I have quite a collection of highlighters that I have only recently accumulated but this is by far one of my favourites. 

The highlighter itself is the most gorgeous golden colour I have ever seen. It is really finely milled which makes it not only a dream to apply but gives it a natural look also.

As you can see from the photograph above, when it is quite heavily swatched the colour is pretty true to pan. But on the skin it is much more natural and subtle. I love applying this with my Real Techniques Contour brush onto my cheek bones, lightly done my nose and sometimes on the brow bone. I find that this just gives my skin a lovely healthy glow. I find it quite long wearing, much more long wearing than other powder highlighters that I have tried. Sunbeam is available from Topshop in store and online for £10.

What's your favourite highlighter?

Monday, 22 October 2012

Topshop lipstick in 'Mischief'

After selling some much loved goodies from a recent clear out on eBay, I decided it was time to treat myself to a browse on the Topshop website. After placing a stupid amount of items in the basket, I ended up restraining myself and only bought two things. The little beauties that I chose are   Sunbeam highlighting powder and a lovely red lipstick in the shade 'mischief'.

I'll start off with putting this out there and saying I have completely fallen head over heels in love with this lipstick. Everything from the colour, pigmentation, finish, longevity is perfect. This lipstick is described as a 'velvet finish', I completely agree with this statement as it feels lovely and soft on the lips whilst not looking shiny. It has a subtle sheen on it that is barely noticeable which I love.

Here's a photo where I'm wearing this shade in. (Please excuse the messy hair, it rained:() I haven't actually ever posted any photos of myself on my blog yet so please be nice haha.

Overall I'm really impressed with this lipstick and as it's my birthday on Wednesday, (finally 18 wooo!!!) I'm planning on wearing this out to my celebrations. Also, apologies for the lack of blogging at the minute, I've been having a bit of a hectic time at sixth form as I have to revise for exams, finish all my welsh bac and apply for uni so I've been a bit strapped for time:( I have a lot of new posts to come this week though! Next up will be; Topshop Sunbeam highlighter, Benefit Hervana, Skincare haul/routine.

Have you tried any Topshop lipsticks that you love? I'd love to pick up a few more shades so let me know! Also what are your favourite kind of posts to read? :)

Ellie xxxx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Braving the berry shades..- Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick 107

As we get deeper into Autumn I'm feeling more and more braver with the berry shades. I absolutely adore this shade. It's a deep berry red that looks surprisingly flattering on my rather pale skin tone. I've heard that this shade is quite similar to MAC's Rebel which I have been lusting after for a while, although I've been reluctant to hand over my pennies as I'm unsure of how much wear I would get out of the scary shade. Being a girl that feels safe with a pinky nude lip with a bright pink here or there if I'm feeling brave, this is quite a contrasting colour in my collection. I'm not particularly in favour of the scent, however it goes pretty quickly. I love the matte finish of this lipstick and if I fancy a glossier sheen, I just add Max Factor Lipfinitiy balm over the top which I mentioned here. Here's hoping that I'll grow a pair and face the world with this beautiful shade on my lips as much as I'd like to.

Rimmel Kate Moss collection matte lipsticks are available from Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Sainsbury's etc. for £5.49.

Have you tried any shades from this range? Let me know what your thoughts are.

Monday, 1 October 2012

What I've been loving this month:September Favourites

My blog seems to have a taken a bit of a back seat recently because I've been up to my eye balls with school work but I'm going to try and get back into writing regularly again now. I found it quite hard to choose my favourite of this month as I've been trying out quite a few unloved products from my drawers- shopping my stash post to follow. I've been attempting to do a spending ban on myself and apart from a little slip up (models own sale I'm looking at you), all is going well. So here's the few products that I have been enjoying using this month..

Benefit Watts Up highlighter- I reviewed this recently here. I am completely in love with this highlighter. Over the past few months I have grown to be obsessed with highlighter. With me being a bit lazy in the mornings, I tended to skip highlighter altogether but now I've realised the difference it makes to your appearance. This is the highlight that I've been reaching for everyday. I'm on the search for another highlight to add to my collection, any suggestions?

Rimmel London blush in Santa Rose- After seeing Tanya Burr use this blush in a few of her tutorials I couldn't resist picking this up. It's a gorgeous shade that has amazing staying power. I bought this from Boots and it is quickly becoming one of my favourite blushes.

elf lipstick in Rich Raspberry- I bought this shade a while back when I bought Nostalgic and Flirtatious, post here. I have to say I was really disapointed when it arrived as it looked nothing like the swatch on the elf website. At the time I was a fan of bright pinks and would have shied away from a darker slightly plum coloured lip. Obviously tastes change and after recently trying this, I have fallen in love with it. The formula is lovely and the colour is beautiful. The shade is a raspberry red shade which is perfect for Autumn and Winter. If you're going to buy from elf, I recommend you search online for swatches on blogs rather than looking on their website as I find their website's swatches quite inaccurate.

Left to right- elf lipstick in Rich Raspberry- Rimmel blush in Santa Rose- Benefit Watts Up

Boots essentials moisture lotion- I always tend to go back to this moisturiser when my skin is playing up. Recently I've come to the sad realisation that if I use scented moisturisers, my skin breaks out. This moisturiser is definitely cheap and cheerful. It's completely unscented, lightweight and sinks in beautifully deeming it perfect for a make-up base. I believe this is around the £2 mark from Boots, maybe even cheaper.

Botanics Rose Water Toning Spritz- This month I've loved spraying this on my face after cleansing and sometimes throughout the day to freshen my make-up up. I love the scent to this as it's quite subtle unlike other face mists and it feels light and fresh on the skin.

Herbel Essences Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Cream- This little beauty has been the saviour to my hair for months. I don't know why I haven't mentioned it before but it deserves it's own full review soon. The smell of this is gorgeous and it leaves my locks feeling and looking healthy and silky- what's not to love?

Maybelline Gel eye liner and MAC 209 eye liner brush- This combination makes eye liner a dream to apply. The formulation of the eye liner puts all other high end offerings to shame. This could easily be mistaken for an extremely high end product. The formula is so creamy, long lasting and opaque. The brush makes application so simple. I found the brush that came with the eye liner useless for getting a fine line, the MAC one is much more application-friendly. I bought this brush off eBay for the bargain price of £5. I'm not sure whether it is a dupe or the real thing, it must be a dupe due to the price. Whether it is real or not, I don't care as it's amazing quality as are the other brushes that I purchased from the same seller. Here's the links to the brushes I bought- MAC 239 and free MAC 275  and MAC 209.

What products have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @diggingdaisies

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Benefit Watts Up highlighter

I seem to have become obsessed with highlighters recently. To be honest, highlighting like primer was just another step in my make-up routine that I rarely did out of pure laziness. But after digging out my mini bottle of Benefit High Beam, it has become a vital step in my routine to the point that my face doesn't look 'right' or 'done' without it. Highlighter just leaves such a natural glow and can completely change your make-up look- that's if you find the right one of course.

I picked this little beauty up off a blog sale, so it was quite heavily discounted. I really do recommend checking out blog sales for high end make-up before you take the plunge because you can find some amazing bargains! I always have a scan of the #bbloggers hashtag on twitter to see if anyone has tweeted about one, as this is usually how people broadcast them.

The love I have for this highlighter is indescribable. I wanted it ever since I spotted it in one of Tanya Burr's make-up tutorials- which are gorgeous by the way. It's the most gorgeous champagne colour that leaves a subtle glow to my face which I love.

Here's a swatch- (I swatched it quite heavily so the colour showed up properly on camera)
 The highlighter has a sponge smudger/blender whatever you want to call it on the other side, which to be honest, I don't like. I think it picks up product rather than blending it. I much prefer blending it in gently with my fingers. If I want it to look a lot more natural, I dab my Mac 130 stippling brush into the highlighter and buff onto my cheek bones for a more subtle look. I also think the packaging to this is gorgeous.
I think most people's gripe with this will be that it cannot be mixed with your foundation or moisturiser but for me this isn't really a problem as I have other highlighters that I like doing that with.

Sorry for the awful quality of pictures, it was dark but I really wanted to post :( 

Have you tried Benefit Watts Up? What is your favourite highlighter? Recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Just a little haul...

Here's just a few things that I picked up in the past few weeks. First off I did a little Avon order.. I wanted to get my nails into good condition as to be honest, I neglect them terribly. My nails are never unpainted which has taken a toll on my nails big time! My nails are so brittle and flaky so I decided to try and look after them a lot more. I bought gold strengthener and peeling and brittleness solver in hope for healthier nails.
As a lover of Avon's Moroccan argon oil and the matching shampoo and conditioner, I decided to buy  the hair mask of this set as I love a good hair mask! I also bought the planet spa hot oil hair treatment, I can't wait to give this a go on the weekend. The Bourjois nail polish remover has been on everyone's lips for quite a while now and I thought it's time for me to have a go, I can't say I'm all that impressed though.

What have you bought recently?

Saturday, 15 September 2012

September wishlist

1. Too Faced Natural Eye palette: After loving the Too Faced Naked eye palette recently, I'm after this one. The colours look really nice and I think the quality of the eye shadows are really impressive. I would definitely repurchase these rather than getting Urban Decay's Naked Palette.

2. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer: I'm interested to see how Too Faced's face products compare to their eye make-up. I've heard quite a lot about this primer and after being unimpressed by Benefit Porefessional as it made my face oily, I'm hoping to give this a go.

3. Stila Convertible Colour in Petunia: I'm yet to try a cream blush and as this can be used on cheeks and lips, I thought it's quite a convenient product. I've heard so much about these products, they have quite the hype surrounding them.

4. Essie nail polish in Fishnet Stockings: I love this deep red wine shade. I think it will be perfect for Autumn/Winter.

5. Bourjois Healthy Balance powder: I'm in need of a new powder and I've heard this is quite similar to mac's msf natural.

6. Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold: I can't even explain how long I've lusted after this for. I have been so so close to buying it on numerous occasions. I will buy this, this month even if it kills me.

7. Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation: As I'm still on the on-going search for the perfect foundation, I would really like to give this a go as I've heard amazing things.

8. YSL Glossy Stains: I've wanted one of these ever since Fleur from Fleur De Force wrote a rave review. As they aren't really summer appropriate in my opinion, I decided to ask for one for my birthday which is in October. I'm after a deep berry shade which will be perfect for this Autumn/Winter.

What is on your September wishlist? Let me know in the comments :-)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

N-spa Hot Cloth Polish cleanser

N-spa Beauty Rituals is a range of luxurious facial products that let you have the Nirvana Spa experience from the comfort of your own home. The range is available at Asda stores nationwide and the prices range from £2.50 to £6.00. 

On my trip to Asda a few months back, I picked up this hot cloth cleanser as it is a similar concept to the infamous Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser. I also picked up N-spa Melting Cleansing Gel, which I also reviewed here

I absolutely love using this cleanser. I feel like it makes my skin so nourished and moisturised but also keeps it clear and blemish free at the same time. Two of the main ingredients are cocoa butter and essential oil of Neroli which I think most probably influences how moisturising and nourishing this feels on the skin.

To me, using a creamy hot cloth cleanser feels much more luxurious than washing your face with a standard facial cleanser. The muslin cloth that comes with this is perfect for buffing away all the dead skin cells whilst not being too harsh on my sensitive skin. 

If you're a fan of Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish or the No7 hot cloth cleanser, I definitely recommend you give this little gem a go. It is ridiculously cheap compared to it's competitors and to be honest, I really cannot see much difference apart from the scent. N-spa's take on the much loved hot cloth cleansers has a lovely clean scent, not as strong as the scent of Liz Earle's but I for once prefer a slightly less powerful scent in a cleanser.

I personally am in love with this range, I think the products feel so luxurious with amazing prices. Next on my shopping list is their 5 Minute Magic Mask, Deep Hydrating Facial Oil and Replenishing Moisture Mask Treat. I think it's amazing that a 'drugstore' is being so adventurous if you will, with their facial products. It's not often that you see facial oils and deep treatment face masks for reasonable prices in high street shops as they tend to be only in higher-end brands.

I will definitely be repurchasing this cleanser rather than the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish as it is such good value for money. N-spa Hot Cloth Polish cleanser is available from Asda stores and retails for £6.00

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 16

Almost a year ago, Rimmel London released a collection of lipsticks inspired by their top model, Kate Moss. I noticed recently that they have added a few more shades- these shades have pink writing on the packaging rather than the original red. Quite a few of the shades caught my eye but I decided to go for number 16.

This isn't going to be a rave review as I'm not really loving these lipsticks, but for some reason I can't really put my finger on what it is I don't like about them. The lipsticks are quite heavily scented as most drugstore/high street lipsticks tend to be, but that doesn't really bother me. But the scent leaves quite an odd taste in your mouth even if you don't lick your lips, which I found quite strange.

I absolutely love the shade of this lipstick, it's in between the pale pinks and bright pinks that I own. It is quite vibrant but it isn't too 'in your face' to pull off. I think this shade will look pretty on most skin tones. I don't really own many lipsticks similar to this shade which I like. As it's a high street lipstick, I didn't really expect it to be very long lasting as the more expensive alternatives. However, this did last on my lips quite a while, as I found it kind of stained them.

At first application, I felt that they kind of slide off your lips, and rub off onto things quite easily. Such as my hand knocked my lips and it transferred quite a lot. As I said these kind of stain your lips, which makes the brighter shades in this range quite long lasting. I'm not sure how long the lighter shades will last. Also this does settle into lines and dry patches so if you're going to use this lipstick, exfoliation and lip balm before hand is a must!

Have you tried any of the lipsticks in the Kate collection? What did you think?

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Shopping my stash

I really like the idea of these posts, oh so often do I buy things and completely forget about them within a few months. I found these little beauties collecting dust in my drawers, so I thought I'd grab them again and have another go.

Garnier Body Intensive 7 days Nourishing Lotion- Softening Cocoa Butter- I'm so so bad with moisturising my skin *slaps wrist*. I really need to up my game with my after-shower routine. I used to be really good with moisturising, back in the days when I used to constantly fake tan. I also have this in the mango scent,which I also like. I prefer the cocoa butter scent as I love sweet smells. I think this scent is a less intense version of Palmer's cocoa butter, it is also less thick so it absorbs into your skin so quickly which means you can get dressed quicker, rather than just sitting there waiting for it to sink in- bonus.

Umberto Gianni Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm- I had this in a gift set at Christmas time and I haven't yet had chance to try it. From what I can gather from the tube is that you apply it to dry hair and leave it in overnight. I will give this a go soon and report back with a review soon.

Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask- Whenever I re-discover this face mask I always ask myself why I ever forgot about it. This mask does wonders for my skin. It makes my skin so soft and really clears it up if it's starting to get too oily.

VO5 Miracle Concentrate hair oil- I use this oil on the lengths and ends on my hair when it's damp. I find this makes my hair feel so healthy and stops the ends looking so damaged. I feel like this repairs and reduces split ends. I believe that I bought this from Superdrug but you can buy it anywhere really, I seem to remember it being super cheap- around the £2-£3 mark!

Soap & Glory blusher in Love at First Blush- I bought this with my birthday money back in October, I think this was around the time that the make-up line launched. This blush has segments of different pearlescent shades that when mixed together create a pale pink shade- in my opinion it is very similar to Benefit's Sugarbomb box blusher. The formula of this is really nice, not chalky in the slightest and also seems that it will last a long time.

Soap & Glory Lid Stuff eye shadow palette in 'What's Nude?'- This palette is perfect for an every day neutral eye look. These eye shadows are really nice quality and I'm really going to try and use this everyday instead of using random eye shadows from different palettes.

Have you found anything you forgot about recently? Let me know in the comments :-)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

How I managed to survive Reading Festival

I've been completely out of touch with blogging recently.. because last Wednesday I went to Reading Festival for five days and I left with a rather annoying cold. Aside from making me ill, Reading was amazing! Being a lover of all things beauty related, I wasn't sure how well I would cope with the whole camping situation. Thankfully for me, these products helped me out a lot:

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical- The first item that almost everyone will scream is an essential for a festival, (aside from baby wipes of course) is dry shampoo. This little miracle in a can is able to fight oily hair whilst add an ounce of volume to your bounce all in one spray. The talcum powder-like spray absorbs oil which is essential for when you cannot wash your hair in a festival. P.S- I know many of you will think that you will just wash your hair in the showers, but trust me I doubt you will bother as the conditions are just as bad as the toilets- VILE. Everyone ends up looking a little less than perfect after day two anyway so you won't even care.

Sure Maximum Protection deodorant- Another must have is deodorant. I don't really feel the need to explain why this is necessary but I've read quite a lot about this particular deodorant, it's quite different to a normal deodorant but it works amazingly as far as a deodorant review goes.

Berocca- Perfect for waking you up and giving you vitamins when you're hungover- works a treat!

Garnier BB Cream- This gives me light coverage and does not require a moisturiser which is ideal for when you're trying to pack light. Aside from all the other benefits BB creams hold for your skin, this just feels really nice on the skin and wears well.

Sleek contour kit- Two-in-one products are ideal for festivals. The bronzer and highlighter compact is perfect for travelling and also has a generous sized mirror to use when applying make-up or doing your hair.

L'oreal Studio Matt & Messy salt spray- My hair didn't look greasy due to the dry shampoo, but after a day or two my curls dropped and my hair looked limp and boring. A few sprays of this throughout the ends of my hair whilst twirling a few pieces around my fingers and scrunching a little did the trick nicely.

Bright lipsticks- Having a bright lip colour makes your whole face look so much better when you haven't got the time to do full eye make-up. Also a bright, vibrant colour is fun to wear in the festival atmosphere.

Benefit Coralista- I adore this blusher. It is the most gorgeous shade ever and is so incredibly easy to work with. The colour instantly brightens the face and it is a virtually fuss free product.

Did you go to a festival? What were your essentials?

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Nars Turkish Delight

After lusting after a long wearing pale pink gloss to pair with MAC Angel for quite a long time (No 7 lip gloss just wasn't making the cut). The cult favourite of Nars' Turkish Delight also happens to be Kim Kardashian's lipgloss of choice, along with my purchase of MAC's Angel, this seems to be a trend of mine. Well if it's good enough for Kimmie..

On the lips, this shade is a very flattering pale, milky pink colour. The fluffy doe-foot applicator distributes just the right amount of product onto your lips, however you do need to be careful whilst applying to bare lips, as if you apply without pursing your lips, it may settle into the creases of your lips. Applying on top of lipstick is a dream, the formula is completely non-sticky and creamy. Although the taste isn't particularly anything to write home about, the longevity of this lip gloss marks this lip gloss on holy-grail territory.

I love pairing this with the other Kim Kardashian favourite, Mac's Angel. 

Nars Turkish Delight
Nars Turkish Delight on top of MAC Angel