Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil - Giveaway

Last November, I reviewed the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil on my blog - you can check it out here.  I still actually have a little bit left in my bottle despite me and various other family members using it quite a lot.  Recently, the lovely person who runs the Rio Rosa Mosqueta twitter page asked me if I'd like to run a giveaway on my blog for one of you lovely people to win, which of course, I politely accepted.  

If you'd like to enter to win this 'wonder in a bottle' oil, you must live in the UK and also be a follower of my blog.
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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

We danced all night to the best song ever...

HI GUYS! From the title of this post I bet you can guess what I'm listening to right now can't you?! I just love One Direction far too much but not as much as those crazy fans on that 'Crazy about 1D' programme the other night. JEEEEZ. Anyway, on with the purpose of this post.

Just thought I'd share this week's nail combo.  I am loving Models Own pastel scented collection at the moment.  I'm pretty surprised at the coverage of Grape Juice, usually I need about 3/4 coats of a pastel nail varnish from Models Own because they're usually quite watery.  This covered nicely in just two coats.  The scent is amazing at first but it doesn't last long at all.  I can usually smell it the next day if I sniff my nails but I try not to do that very much in fear of looking like a complete weirdo.

Models Own Hot Stuff is a polish that I tend to shy away from.  I am awful for picking/peeling my nail varnish off and because this has quite sharp, large pieces of glitter in it, it's just sooo easy to just pick them off and I end up peeling off all of my nail varnish. That aside, I think it's a super pretty nail varnish and it complements Grape Juice just nicely.

What varnish would you layer Hot Stuff over?

Grace x

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips UK

 As if you haven't seen enough Maybelline Baby Lips reviews dominating the blogsphere at the moment, here I am with another one!  After what feels like forever, I managed to get my mitts on the ever so popular lip balms and it's time to share my thoughts on them with you...

No longer do us Brits need to ponder eBay wondering whether it's worth paying the hefty £6.99 price tag to get a cult balm delivered to us from the USA (or is it just me that did that?) as Maybelline have released six of their Baby Lips balms in the UK. 

The collection consists of three tinted balms - Peach Kiss, Pink Punch and Cherry Me and three moisturising balms - Mint Fresh, Hydrate and Intense Care.  Peach Kiss leaves just the slightest bit of colour, placing itself as the least pigmented of the trio but this is expected since it is quite nude. Pink Punch is my favourite of the three, I am very much a lipstick addict and never leave the house wearing only just balm but thanks to Pink Punch, I will now be able to! I was expecting Cherry Me to be quite red but I'm pleased because it's actually quite a dark-ish pink shade meaning that it'll be more wearable for me.  I am quite shocked at just how pigmented Cherry Me is, it's definitely a lot more pigmented than I expected it to be.  All three of the tinted balms smell delicious but once on your lips, they taste like vaseline and all hints of the scent disappear after about five minutes.  Mint Fresh leaves a lovely cool minty feel on the lips and I think I'll be using this in the colder months.  There's something about a mint scent that I just love in the Winter. Mint Fresh, Hydrate and Intense Care leave a glossy look to the lips.

The balms glide on to your lips like an absolute treat.  The packaging states that they have an 8 hour lasting power but I would say that it's more 2-3 hours with the tints fading after just an hour and a half.  I do think the lip balms are moisturising but I don't have particularly dry lips.  It will be interesting to see how these do hold out once we have more colder weather but for now they do the job just nicely.

For £2.99 per balm, you do get a very reasonable amount of product per tube and I can imagine that each balm will take me an age to get through!  I feel like Maybelline Baby Lips bring out my inner 10 year old with the almost tacky, bright packaging but I think they're fun and are going to stand out from any other balms in my collection.

Admittedly from all of the hype, I did expect the balms to be some sort of a miracle worker.  Call me delusional, I know.  I mean they are nice to have but I wouldn't say 'RUSH OUT TO GET THESE NOW'! as there isn't anything extraordinary about them.

What are your opinions on Maybelline Baby Lips?

Grace x