Saturday, 12 November 2011

NOTD: Nails Inc Basil Street

Yay for freebies! Glamour is currently giving away free Nails Inc polishes, one polish per magazine. I managed to pick up Basil Street - an opaque nude/beige - perfect for everyday wear.

With flash

I love this, it's kinda identical to my skin tone? Which is great for a neutral look ^^

What do you think?

Pearl <3

Saturday, 22 October 2011


It's been so long since I've done a blog post! Just not been into blogging these days, plus NOTD's started to bore me ^^"
However, I have an exciting MAC haul for you guys. Also including a YSL lip product!

Without further ado, let's get started ~

Purchased 6 cosmetic items in total while in Edinburgh, Glasgow + Livingston.

First up, MAC!

MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed
RRP - £17.50

A silky, colourless finishing powder suitable for all skin tones. Reduces shine while optically minimizing the look of lines and imperfections. 

I used this product today + overall, I'm impressed with it. It does its job, gives you a flawless + natural looking face. Will definitely repurchase this when I run out ^^

Strobe Liquid (50ml)
RRP - £21.50

Blending soft focus diffusers with iridescent pigments, this ultra-fluid strobe formula produces soft radiant light on the skin, reducing the appearance of skin imperfections by providing a natural looking glow. Spreads on smoothly and absorbs quickly leaving the skin looking healthier and more radiant. 

I am in love with this product! A product which I have been looking for ages. Something to give my face a dewy look without looking sweaty or shiny. I tend to mix my BB cream with this strobe liquid, then apply it onto my face. Definitely gives you a nice healthy looking glow, even after applying a finishing powder ^^
Another thing I like about this product is that there's a lock on the pump which is another nice little addition to this product ~

Pro Longwear Lipcreme (So Very Good)
RRP - £15.50

Lightweight texture, creamy finish and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour. Slick in use, applies without need of a top coat - and still lasts up to 12 hours. Won't feather of transfer, and the colour stays true. Helps lips stay soft and hydrated. 

So Very Good is a mid-tone plum shade with hints of pearl in it to give a bit of shimmer. I don't usually go for shades this dark but I don't mind this shade at all! I'm not sure if it lasts 12 hours but it does last quite long. 

Cremesheen Glass (Deelight)
RRP - £16.00

A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M.A.C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. 

Deelight is a mid-tone neutral shade which is great for everyday where. It does feel comfortable after applying it as described in its description. Very happy with this product! ^^

Sheen Supreme Lipstick (Bare Again)
RRP - £13.50

Combining the colour impact of a Lipstick with the shine sheen of a Lipglass, Sheen Supreme creates the perfect hybrid - with no compromise. Lightweight, non-sticky, slick to apply and comfortable to wear. 

Bare Again is a pinky neutral beige. It's a really nice neutral for everyday wear. I applied this with Deelight on top and I must say, they both go very well.

Finally, YSL!

Gloss Volupte (No.5 - Sugared Almond)
RRP - £20.50
Purchased at £10.50!

You guys are probably all wondering how I manged to purchase this YSL lip product for only £10.50. Well, theres a store in Livingston called the Luxury Beauty Store which is an outlet filled with luxury brands such as Biotherm, YSL, Dior etc for discounted prices!

I picked up the Gloss Volupte in Sugared Almond which is a nice beigey nude. When applied, it's very sheer but it gives your lips a nice shimmery look. I tried my best to take a photo of the swatch seeing as it was very sheer!

That's all from my cosmetics haul! If you guys want me to do a full review on any of these products, I'll gladly do one. Just post a comment below! 

Pearl <3

Saturday, 10 September 2011

REVIEW: Yanwaili Magical Lips lip-balm

I'm back with a review! Sorry for the lack of posts, just not been motivated to blog lately due to school work etc. 
So I purchased this lip-balm back when I was in Hong Kong + it's called Yanwaili Magical Lips. It's supposed to react to your body chemicals + change the colour of your lips to a shade of pink depending on each individual.

The lip-balm has no colour to it whatsoever so I was actually doubting whether it would work or not.

Without lip-balm

With lip-balm

I can safely say that this little lip-balm does work! It added an extra boost of natural looking pink to my lips which is nice. ^^

What do you think?

Pearl <3

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

HAUL: Kurt Geiger ♥

KG Patent Nude Strap Over Heels

These are my first pair of KG heels + I am in love 
They have a four inch heel with a slight platform, something that I love ~
There's a strap with a gold buckle on the side to give it extra detail ^^

Strap with gold buckle

Inside the heels

I love my new heels. What do you guys think?
Do you's own any KG's?

Pearl <3

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

iPad 2

Received my iPad 2 today! I'm so happy ^^
This is the white 32GB version, so far I enjoy playing around with it ~
Who says only guy's can collect gadgets?

Pearl <3

Friday, 19 August 2011

NOTD: Shining Sugar Coat

I'm back with another NOTD post ^^
Due to the amount of nail polishes I received from a friend, I decided to try out a couple! 
So I decided to use Wet n Wild's Sugar Coat with Northern Light's Hologram Silver top coat ^^

With flash

A closer look at the glitter

Sugar Coat is quite sheer so it took me up to 4-5 coats to get it slightly opaque. Nonetheless, it's a lovely colour. With the addition of the glitter top coat, it gives the nail polish an extra boost ^^

Pearl <3

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Gifts from America! *PIC HEAVY*

Items purchased by my friend from America!
Check out her blog:

I would like to thank my friend for purchasing these lovely items for me while on holiday in America! Really thank you ^^

First up, nail polishes! Received a HUGE amount of nail polishes from her ~

1. Sally Hansen

L-R: Twinkle twinkle, 812011, 812031 + 812029

The three mini polishes didn't have names so I thought mentioning the number code would help for those looking for them. If you guys know the names, please give me a comment below! Many thanks ^^

2. Wet n Wild

L-R: Kaleidoscope, Hallucinate + Sugar Coat

3. Random 

Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat 'Silver'

Sinful Colours - Beverly Hills

Revlon - Tropical Temptation

As you can see, most of the nail polishes were glitter. That was because I requested for some glittery nail polishes seeing as I only had one in my nail polish collection. I'm glad my friend also put in a couple of non glitter polishes too ^^

Next up, makeup related products!

1. EOS Lipbalm

EOS Lipbalm - Strawberry Sorbet

L-R: Honeysuckle Honeydew + Strawberry Sorbet

Yay for EOS! Another EOS lipbalm to add to my collection. I only had one (honeysuckle honeydew) + I was worried about it running out so I stopped using it for a while. I'm glad my friend picked up an EOS lipbalm for me, also in a new flavour too!

2. ELF cosmetics

ELF Complexion Perfection

This is my first ELF product so I'm quite excited about using it. Complexion Perfection is supposed to create a balanced and radiant complexion, even out skin tone + absorb excess oil. 
I hope this product works as I've heard mixed reviews about this product ^^

3. Milani Cosmetics

Milani - 29A Beloved

This is also one of my first products from Milani. I've never heard of this brand before but this lipstick looks quite nice.
It's a shimmery nude/pink which would be great for everyday wear, I've yet to try this out! ^^

4. Chocolates!

L-R: M&M's Pretzel, Milk Duds

I requested for some M&M's pretzels as you don't get this flavour in the UK. First thoughts? Tasty! 
Milk Duds are chocolate with a chewy caramel filling inside. Also quite tasty ^^

Lot's of hugs for my friend! I absolutely love all these gifts ^^
Make sure to check out her blog, her link is posted above ~
If there are any products you'd like me to review, just post a comment down below ^^

Pearl <3