Friday, 29 June 2012

Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio review

Hia Ladies so today I have a review on this little beauty my lovely friend Lauren sent me. I was so excited when I recieved this as living in Ireland Wet n Wild products arent available to me easily. I could order online but as I'm on a budget shipping costs can be some what of a bummer for me as they can be expensive. But any how, as I said I was delighted to get this and I am so thankful to Lauren for sending this to me.

Okay so getting to the review. My first impressions of this was how well its packaged for such an affordable product. Its plastic but its hard good quaility plastic and its very sturdy. Also as you can see from the second picture below, they give you instructions on where to put the colours (although I never follow these instructions I think its a nice touch).

It also comes with sponge applicators

The shadows themselves are beautiful and the pigmentation is really good for such an inexpensive product. I found that they showed up more vibrant when you use a primer, I used my Two Faced shadow insurance but any primer would do. Elf do a good one and its very inexpensive. I really love these shadows and I found them a tiny bit tough to blend out but I think thats only because I'm used to using my naked palettes so much and there shadows are extremely easy to blend. All in all I would for sure pick up more of these shadows. For anyone one a budget these are perfect. They have a wide range of colours and palettes and although I have only tried this Trio, I have heard from trusted beauty gurus that they are worth buying.

The top row of swatches is without a primer the row below is with a primer

So there you have it, thats my review on this pretty trio. I would highly recommend it. Thanks for reading and please let me know if there is any product you would like to see me review and I will try and do so :)

Love always,
                       Martina xxxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Updated Tweezerman eyelash curlers

Hia Ladies, so today I'm here with a quick review on these Tweezerman eyelash curlers. I bought the Deluxe eyelash curlers in Boots. I'm sorry I don't remember how much they were exactly but they weren't cheap anyway. I had high hopes for these as they were pricey.

But sadly these just do nothing for my eyelashes, I know it could be just my eyelashes because there short and straight but these just dont to anything for me they curl them but after a few minutes the curl just disappears and I am left with straight eyelashes like I began with but I honestly think its just my eyelashes and I just thought I would share my experience so that anyone with short lashes like me doesnt waste their money on these because unless you have long lashes these dont do anything for you lashes. I used these on my friend was has long lashes and they gave her the most beautiful curl which last well but on me they curl for all of two seconds. (Oh how I wish I had long beautiful lashes)

Another thing I noticed with these is that they pinch me, and I have tried being gentle as I can with them but I always end up pinching myself due to me always having to try to get right up to the root as close as possible so that I get the best curl possible but as I said about the curl on my friend they didnt pinch her even when she used them herself. Also they open wide enough for me. I'd like an eyelash curler that would open a but more so that I can see clearly whether I am getting each lash in but with these they don't open wide enough for me to clearly see if I am getting my tiny lashes in. I am just not a big fan of these because of my pathetic lashes and I will be doing alot of review reading on other brand eyelash curlers before I buy again so that I get the best ones for short lashes. Sorry for those who have these and love them, they just werent for me! But I wouldnt not reccommend them as they are sturdy and good quaility the only people I wouldnt reccommend them too is those with short lashes obviously.

Whats your favourite eyelash curler? Please let me know! Thanks for reading!

Lots of love,
                    Martina xx

Friday, 22 June 2012

My lipstick Collection (drugstore)

Hiya Ladies, this post is on my lipstick collection. First off I just want to say that I dont have a huge collection nor do I have any high in lipsticks but I do love my collection and I think if you really look through your local Chemist or Drugstore you can find amazing lipsticks! This post is picture heavy and Ive made the pictures as big as I could so you can see them better. I hope you enjoy this and let me know of any lipsticks you think I should try or what your favourite lipsticks is!

Here is my first lipstick well lip butter actually. My lip butter is in the shade Cotton Candy. I really like this product as it makes me lips feel really moisturized and its so soft its like butter on your lips. The colour pay off is good for a lip butter as its name suggests its a candy pink but it leave such a beautiful sheen to your lips and is sort of multi coloured in different lighting. This lip butter is from the Revlon colourburst range.

This is another lip butter but as you can tell its from Loreal. I like this one but I'm not as in love with it as I am with my Revlon lip butter. I think maybe its because of the shade I choose. Its more like a clear lipstick with a hint of baby pink. Like the Revlon one it feels like butter on your lips and is very hydrating. I think I need to try a different shade. Let me know if you own any and what shade you think I might like.

This lipstick is from the brand UNE. I didnt buy this myself, my future sister in law got it for me. And I have to say its my most worn lipstick. Simply because its the same shade as my natural lips and I like that when I do my everyday makeup as I try to look as natural as possible but I like a polished look so this lipstick is great. Its also hydrating but not to  the same extent to the lip butters but it wont dry your lips out and it doesnt cling to dry patches on your lips. The only thing Im not a huge fan about is the smell of this lipstick it has that old granny lipstick smell but its not strong so I put up with it, and once its on your lips its fine.

Here are two 17 lipsticks from their mirror shine range. These lipsticks remind me alot of Revlons and L'oreals lip butters as there very moisturizing and feel like butter on your lips. The colour pay off on these lipsticks are good but not intense. I really like these as there more of your lips but better. I have them in the shades Belle and Beehive. I really like both shades but Bella is another favourite of mine as its another shade which is near to my own natural lip shade. One thing I will say bad about these is that they are not a good lipstick for being in your hand bag as do melt as you can see from my picture below.

On the left (Belle) and on the right (Beehive)

Here you have my natural collection lipstick I own three. I think for the price of these lipsticks there amazing and so pigmented. They have a good shade range and in Boots you can but all three for 7.50 or mix and match and get any 3 Natural Collection products for 7.50. Which is amazing value. These do tend to stick to any dry patches on the lips but other than that there amazing. I also love there lip glosses, I own them all.

Apple Blossom, Coral Shimmer and Pink Orchid

I'm a huge fan of the Kate Rimmel lipstick Collection. These lipsticks are so pigmented and creamy! They just glide on and leave a nice sheen to the lips. And the are quite long lasting. I have the two neutral shades. These are the perfect nudes in my opinion.

Shade 03 and Shade 08

Here are two more Rimmel Lipsticks which are also very pigmented and long lasting. I recieved Indulgence of my beautiful friend Lauren and I love it! Its so bright and beautiful for summer. Pink blush is the second one and its a beautiful baby pink. I love this with simple eyes as it is very bright.

Indulgence and Pink Blush

So there you have it my entire lipstick collection! I know its not much but I love it all the same. I really want to try some higher end lipsticks, so please let me know what your favourite high end lipstick is. Also I am sorry if some of the pictures arent true to colour as I took these at night and was only using a normal 60 watt light bulb as lightening. Please let me know what other post you would like to see from me. I love your feedback. Thanks for reading!
Lots of love,
                    Martina xxx

My Soap and Glory must haves and Review!!

Hia Ladies, today I just wanted to share with you all products I've been loving from Soap and Glory and that I highly recommend. First off I just want to mention the packaging, I think it's so beautiful and I love how it's all pink and girly. I also love the cute names the create for their products! I'm in love with three S & G products since Xmas. My fiancées sister bought me the S & G Xmas case which came with a load of their products in a cute pink bag! Which is reusable and I store all my skin care products in it. Okay to start of the review! Oh and this blog post will be picture heavy.

The first product I could not live without is the righteous butter. It's a body butter and it smells amazing like all the other soap and glory products. I found this to be extremely moisturising and it's a nice thick cream which I like as although it takes longer to rub in it moisturises my skin extremely well and I have very dry skin so I was quite impressed. This cream to me is very luxurious and I will 100% be repurchasing it. I am not sure how much it is as I got it as a set but I've had mine since Xmas and still have some left which is very good for me plus you get a huge 300ml pot. (All pictures are at the end of this blog post)

The next soap and glory product I've been in love with is the Heel Genius foot cream. It come in a 125ml tube. The product itself has a green tint to it and smells a tad bit minty but still has some of the well know soap and glory scent. This foot cream has done wonders for my feet. It has left my feet feeling baby soft and my heels are no longer dry or hard now their soft and smooth. This is also a thickish cream and a little goes a long way. I also have the same tube from Xmas time and I use it at least twice a week. I will need to get more soon but it's now a staple In my skin care routine.

The third product I've been loving is the hand food hand cream from soap and glory. I've tried loads of hand creams and have never liked one until I came across this. All the others were sticky and I hate that in a hand cream. But this one dries into your hands beautifully and leave them feeling silky soft. The hand cream comes in a 125ml tube and I've had this one since Xmas and its still not half way through the tube a little goes a long way with this as it has a nice not to thick not to watery consistency. This also has that well know soap and glory scent that I love.

So their you have it my must have soap and glory products! I still haven't got through all of the ones from Xmas so there might me more soap and glory products I need to let you guys know about when I do. One thing is for sure I'm very impressed with all these products and I am very interested in trying their cosmetics and facial skincare. Thanks for reading and please scroll down to view some pictures of the products mentioned! X


As you can see the righteous Butter is a thick cream and will deeply moisturize 

This picture is of the Heel Genius foot cream, as you can see it has a slight green tint to it. It smells a little minty but nothing to strong but still has a hint of that soap and glory scent. This cream leaves your feet feeling soft and silky and fresh! And a little goes a long way!!!!


Your hands will feel silky smooth and soft and feel deeply moisturized with this cream.

So there you have it thats the end of my review! Let me know if you have tried any other soap and glory products that you think I may enjoy! Hope you found this helpful. Thanks for reading :)

love always,
                    Martina xxx