Tuesday, 28 August 2012

NOTD: Rimmel Riviera Red

Hey lovelies, hope your all well!

Whenever I’m in doubt of what colour nail varnish to wear, I always go straight for red. Red is one of those shades where it’s such a universal shade you can wear it with any outfit and wear it through summer or winter.

I absolutely love these rimmel polishes as I find the brushes are perfect for my nail size, I find that the brush really extend and it becomes applying nail varnish so much easier. The polishes are opaque; I find you need a maximum of two coats. The only thing about the rimmel polishes I find the chip quite easily but this can be avoided with a good quality top coat!

Huma xo

Thursday, 23 August 2012

My Top 5 Lush Products!

Hey lovelies,

Lush is probably my all time favourite bath shop, whenever I walk into the shop, i never leave empty handed. I'm always so overwhelmed with the amount of products they have and they smell so gorgeous and delicious! I love trying out new products from Lush but I do have some favourites too! Whenever I have a bath I love using a lush product as they feel so luxurious and really help me relax.

Lush have a seriously wide range of products and a range of different scents, so there's something in there for everyone. Lush do a wide range of products such as bath (bath bombs,  bubble bars, soaps etc), Body (massage bars, body tints, shaving creams, body butters etc), face (fresh face maks, skin care, lip scrubs etc), hair (shampoo's, hair treatments etc) and so many other items.. I could go on all day!

Left to right: 1) The Comforter Bubble Bar - £4.25, 2) Bubblegum Lip Scrub -  £5.25, 3) Snow Fairy Shower Gel, 4) Abombinaball Bath Bomb, 5) Fresh Face Mask - Cupcake

1) Lush Bubble Bar Comforter:
''This isn’t called the Comforter for nothing. We threw everything we had at this one, to make it warming, comforting and reassuring. We wanted a bath that gave the same sense of safety and calm that your favourite teddy, your comfort blanket or a snuggly scarf gives.''  absolutely love this to pieces, I get around 3-4 uses out of mine as they are quite big and I crumble it under bath water and it leaves my water a beautiful pink colour and the comforter leaves my bath water with a load of bubbles which I love! Now my favourite thing about this product is the smell, it smells so beautiful, it smells of a mix of berries, especially blackberries, and it leaves you bath water smelling super fruity, which I feel is amazing and I find that the scent lingers on to my skin. The scent is actually heavenly, some people may find the scent over-powering but i don't at all. I find that it keeps my skin moisturised too! 

2) Bubblegum Lip Scrub - 
''You are as sweet as candy. The pink all things girly, bubblegum flavour lip scrub. Clears dead skin and flakiness from lips, leaving them moisturised and smooth.'' The lip scrubs from lush are fab, I use the lip scrubs atleast once a week and i the bubblegum flavoured one tastes amazing - I love licking my lips afterwards! If you've smelt snow fairy shower gel it smells exactly like that, very fruity and sweet, however if you aren't a fan of fruity/sweety scents they do have other scents/tastes available! As much as I love the the bubblegum lip scrub the ''POW WOW'' version is my favourite, unfortunately Pow Wow is only available at Christmas time. Pow Wow is amazing, it contains popping candy and tastes to me like the lime starbust you get! I loved Pow Wow so much, I used it within 2 months...oops! haha. But I'll stock up when it comes out this year! I defiantly agree with the description, it clears all flakiness and leaves my lips feeling so wonderful and smooth. I use my Bubblegum once a week and i've had it for around a year now and I still have a little over half left!

3) Snow Fairy Shower Gel -

''Snow Fairy is our globally best selling Christmas shower gel. Tonnes and tonnes of it are sold each year, filling the world with a strawberry bubblegum fragrance and smooth sexy skin. Boo, or rather, the Snow Fairy, delights us with what makes this shower gel so addictive.'' I love Snow Fairy, I wish it wasn't limited edition as I love it so much! I brought a large bottle at christmas time and I still have a little bit left even though I use it almost everyday, now i'm trying to save the last bit so i'm using up all my other shower gels that I have! The smell is gorgeous and super fruity and sweet. The best bit about it besides the scent is how well it clings to my skin after I've used it in the shower/bath and the scent lasts all days. It lathers up super well too. 

4) Abomdinaball Bath Bomb - 

''Our big ,shy snow monster ballistic, with a scent of peppermint oil, vanilla absolute and orange oil.
Abombinaball snowmen are rare and exotic ballistics. They don’t hang around for long, so snap one up whilst you can.'' - Abomdinaball is my absolute favourite bath bomb, the old thing is that it only comes out at Christmas! When you put it into you bath water it fizzes around, while it gives off a white foam and than a blue coloured foam is given off and it leaves you bath water a lovely blue colour! My favourite apart about this is the scent, it smells lovely, it smells like peppermint and vanilla, normally I'm not too keen on peppermint scents but because the peppermint scent isn't too overpowering, it really is lovely. I can't wait until this comes out again in Christmas, because I sure will stock up on it!

5) Cupcake Fresh Face Mask - ''We invented this mask for younger skins and for those who are new to face masks and want to use something that’s cheerful and cheeky but still effective and good at its job. The serious side of this mask has linseed infusion to nourish and soften the skin, fresh mint for toning, cocoa butter to moisturise and rhassoul mud to absorb grease and give a deep cleanse''. This is is the only Lush face mask I've tried but I love it. The scent is just lovely, I really could eat it! It smells exactly like chocolate. It feels very luxurious on the skin and very cooling. I normally use this at night, so in the morning my skin feels so smooth and soft and my make-up applies like a dream. I wouldn't say this has cleared out my breakouts or made them any better but I do really feel as it has prevented breakouts, as my skin feels so much fresher since I've been using it and feels so lovely, as it cleanses your skin so well. I'd defiantly recommend checking it out as its a fab product!

What are your favourite products from LUSH? 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

NOTD: Barry M - Berry Ice Cream

Hey lovelies,

Today i have another NOTD post!

Barry M Nail Varnish - Berry Ice Cream and Claires Nail Varnish (unfortunately it doesn't have a number or name!)

I am absolutely loving Barry M Berry Ice Cream nail varnish recently and have worn in almost every day recently but I thought I’d change it up a little so I decided to apply a glittery purpe over the top. I actually received this claires polish in a set ages ago and never got round to actually using it but a week ago, I’d been redecorating my room and found the set in one of my old wardrobes! I thought the glittery purple polish went amazingly well with barry m’s polish, so I paired them together!

I think the barry m nail varnishes are great and are probably one of my favourite nail polish brands. I love the opaqueness of the colour and they have such a wide range of colours too! The only downside to barry m polishes is that they take ages to dry, so if I’m in a hurry barry m polishes are the polishes I ignore, other than that they’re really lovely nail varnishes and I defiantly recommend them; especially as there only £2.99 and most of the time you can get them on offer for 3 for 2 or 2 for £5!

Huma xo

Friday, 17 August 2012

Wishlist #2

Hey lovelies!

1) I've heard so many amazing things about the Revlon Lip Balm Stains, I am still yet to try them out.. I just haven't been into boots or superdrug but I will defiantly pick one up! I think the concept behind them is amazing, because it means that I don't have to apply and lip balm underneath and it still has the great staying power of a lip stain even though its moisturising and doesn't dry your lips out!

2) My sister-in-law actually has these and she lets me wear hers all the time but I'm going to try my best and save up so I can pick up my own pair because they're really lovely and I feel like these are the only sunglasses that actually suit me.

3) I absolutely love these jeans, I went into topshop around two weeks ago looking for them but they didn't have my size, I'll have a look one more time when I'm next in topshop but if i can't find them i'll just order them online.

4) This is something whenever I go into boots or superdrug, I always lust over this perfume. It smells amazing and the scent really clings on to your skin for a good 10 hours! The only thing about this perfume is the price tag but hopefully i'll own this perfume one day..haha!

5) I've actually had a sample of this and absolutely fell in love with it! I'm hoping to pick it up this week and I'll try and do a full review of it soon! It's perfect for my skin and because I have dry skin I find foundations normally cling to my dry patches, but this doesn't at all and stays on my skin all day even if I don't use a primer!

What's on your wishlist?

Huma xo

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

My Top 8 Lipsticks!


Today I'm going to show you my top 8 high-street/drugstore lipsticks because there so affordable and i just loooove them! 

Left to right: 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick - Day-Glo, 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick - Beehive, MUA lipstick - Shade 11, 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick - Peace, L'oreal Caresse Lipsticks - Sweet Berry, ELF lipstick - Gipsy, Revlon  Colorburst Lipbutter - Tutti Frutti, Avon Lipstick - Cranberry

17 Supreme Shine Lipstick - Day-glo: This is my favourite pink shade from my lipstick collection, just because its so bright and daring. The pigmentation is absolutely great and they are super creamy. It's actually more brighter in real life than it seems in the picture, because it is so bright I'd normally be afraid of wearing lipsticks like this - but this is so versatile you can defiantly sheer it down.  I would say that the lasting power is ok, you could probably get 2-3 hour wear out of it, 3 hours at the max. Overall it's a lovely lipstick and it's available from boots and they retail for £4.99.

17 Mirror Shine Lipstick - Beehive: I love love love love love this lipstick. Mine is completely battered to say at least, because its so creamy and glossy mine melted in my bag and I tried to save it but i failed..haha! Mine is defiantly on its last legs! The formula of these lipsticks is so lovely, they glide on you lips and they work as a sheer lipstick/lip gloss, i defiantly agree with the name, they are super shiny! This colour is a lovely peach/pink toned nude..if your any darker than my NC30 skin tone i don't think this wouldn't suit you, i would think it would just wash you out. The only negative thing i have to say about this lipstick, is i absolutely hate the packaging, i think it looks so cheap and tacky but other than that its a great lipstick! These are available from boots and retail for £4.59.

MUA Lipstick - Shade 11: This is by far my favourite and most used lipstick, not forgetting it's the cheapest! MUA is a great affordable brand which is exclusively available at superdrug. Now were do i start with the lipstick, for me this is my perfect colour. This is actually my 2nd one of these and I'm almost out *note to self: must buy a back-up!* The formula is super creamy and these lipsticks glide on like a dream, even though they don't have the best lasting power, you really can't complain for one pound! Its extremely pigmented and i hope MUA never discontinue this shade! MUA lipsticks are available from superdrug and they retail for £1!

17 Mirror Shine Lipstick - Peace: I'm not going to say to much about this lipstick because its the same as beehive besides this is a pink. Its a lovely shade and i love how glossy it makes your lips appear, not to mention they keep your lips moisturised too, so no lip balm needed! Mirror Shine Lipsticks are available from boots and they retail for £4.59.

L'oreal Caresse Lipstick - Sweet Berry: These lipsticks, i would say are in between a lip balm and a lipstick. They're quite sheer and they are extremely moisturising. According to L'Oreal, Rouge Caresse lipsticks have a lightweight formula and soft texture that glides on the lips and gives them luminous shine, I agree with every one of them. They are really lovely and I love this shade, it defiantly appears more brown in the tube than it does on the lips, i find on the lips it comes out more berry-ish. L'oreal Caresse Lipsticks are available to buy from places such as Boots, Superdrug, Tescos, Asda etc. They retail for £7.99.

ELF Gipsy: I absolutely love this lipstick, they are so ridiculously cheap too. The pigmentation of it for the price is amazing and not to mention they lasting powder is fantastic.  The colour is a gorgeous bright fuchsia. If you’re not a fan of this colour, they have an amazing colour selection. Even though the swatches on the site aren’t brilliant, I’d recommend searching for swatches through the google! My favourite thing about this lipstick is defiantly the price; it’s only bargainous £1.50….crazy! Another thing to mention is the scent, normally cheap lipsticks have a horrible plastic scent but this smell’s beautiful, so fruity. I couldn’t recommend ELF lipsticks enough. The lipsticks are by far my favourite things from ELF. 

Revlon Lip Butter - Tutti Frutti: I am in love with the revlon lip butters, not only are they super moisturising and so nourishing, the glide on my lips. My favourite thing about this lip butter is the pigmentation, its like a balm but its so pigmented and it has a great colour pay off. Lip Butters have a divine consistency that’s really creamy, slick, and easy to apply, but it often comes at the expense of wear..but because it is such a lovely product, I don't mind having to reapply it. I love how bright Tutti Frutti is and when you wear it with a natural face of make-up it defiantly makes all the difference.

Avon Lipstick - Cranberry: This is another lipstick which I love wearing, in the tube I'd never of thought it would be my kind of colour until i tested it out on my lips and I love it so much. This lipstick glides onto my lips and leaves a glossy finish and lasts on the lips for around 2 hours before you need to reapply. Another great thing about this lipstick is you can really sheer it down by applying it with a finger and tapping it into the lips, when you want a more natural and subtle lip. These lipsticks are defiantly worth checking out on the website.

What are your top lipsticks?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

August Glossybox: International Superstars!

Hi lovelies, today i have my first ever glossybox post. I have actually been receiving glossybox for a while but today I thought i'd write my thoughts about this months box!

If you are unaware of Glossybox, basically its a monthly subscription and you recieve 5 deluxe samples delivered to your doorstep. Each Glossybox has a theme, last months theme was festival themed and this months theme is International Superstars.

This month I actually received 6 samples instead of 5, which was nice. Please note that my box may not be the same as yours as everyone's box may vary slightly and some products may be different. It comes in a baby pink box, inside the box the products are wrapped in black tissue paper card and inside filled with black shredded tissue paper and the box is wrapped in a pink box and sealed with a cute Glossybox sticker. The boxes are great to use for storage!
' 'Optically brightening effect nail polish with anti-yellowing formula for radiant white and gleaming nails'' - Germany. 

I am actually really excited to use this as I love painting my nails but I do try and let my nails breathe and pamper my nails once in a while as painting them often, leaves my nails with a yellow tint, because this product has a anti-yellowing formula, I am looking forward to see how I get along with it.

RRP: 7.85 / 10ml

DHC DEEP CLEANSING OIL:''' This revolutionary water-soluble cleanser is better than any other make-up remover you've ever tried'' - Japan

I am looking forward to try this too as it seems like a great product, I shall be looking forward to see how well it takes my make-up off. I find oil-based removers help take my make up off much better..however if you have oily skin this is a product that will most probably not be used.

Full Size: £18.50 / 200ml

''Eve's balm is easily absorbed recovery balm to nourish dry chapped skin.''

This is probably one of my favourite items in the box, its a great multi-purpose balm. I've actually already used it on my elbows and i was seriously impressed with how quickly is was absorbed into my skin and around 10 minutes later my elbow felt so nourished and soft. It has a nice herbal scent too.

RRP: £4.95 / 7g

An eyeshadow palette offering a selection of ten different colours with an applicator included'' - Spain.

This is by far my least favourite item, before I opened it I thought I would be impressed. That is until I swatched some of the colours to find how poor the pigmentation was. They are really chalky and it seems like something you can find in a one pound store in Spain. It is a real shame and I'm sure if it was a better quality item, it would be be a nice product, the formula and pigmentation seriously let's this product down.

RRP: £3.85

''The original lipstick sealer and secret of long lasting, feather fade and water resistant lipstick.''

This is also something I was really looking forward to using, its has been raved about quite a lot in the beauty world. I've heard great things about it and I'm looking forward to seeing if this lives up to expectations. I've actually brought this product for a friend before but never tried it myself!

RRP: £3.99 / 7ml

GLOSSYBOX Lipstick - Glossy Pink
''Professional beauty lipstick for soft and glamorous lips with a luminous, long-lasting colour.''

This is a hit and miss product, mine is actually broken from the bullet which is disappointing. It seems like a nice quality lipstick, but i don't really find glossybox branded products 'luxurious'. I defiantly wouldn't pay £9.50 for it but its a nice colour and it is a nice product. It also have great lasting power!

RRP: £9.50 / 4g 

I am happy with this months box besides the eyeshadow palette, I am looking forward to using all of the other products.

Glossybox retails for £10 a month plus £2.95 delivery. You can sign up to Glossybox HERE.