Tuesday, June 11, 2013

HAUL | EMMA HARDIE : AMAZING FACE MORINGA CLEANSING BALM


I know I just posted my SKINCARE FAVOURITES  video but lets just say I watched Caroline Hirons video on Pixiwoo’s body talk channel and I fell in love with the skin beauty guru. The Emma hardie cleansing balm literally sold out nation wide in Space.N.K (Online & in stores) , Bath & body etc. According to the Space.N.K sales rep not long after the video was posted, sales went out of control. I had never heard of caroline until her interview with the Pixiwoo sisters but for some magical reason, I trusted every word that came of her mouth #thatspower.

As a die hard skin lover I managed to secure one of the 4 tubs of the balm that was left in the country ( I’m not joking) thanks to Space.N.K's AMAZING customer service call centre.  I picked up my balm a day before I left for Nigeria. I’m excited about doing a full review of the product especially now that I’m using it in Nigeria.


If you need to reach me while i’m in Nigeria, I’ve posted my contact details on the fan page and on my instagram page ( @halimabepo).

REVIEW | NARS- TAJ MAHAL,TAOS,LIBERTE BLUSHES & ALBATROSS HIGHLIGHTING BLUSH POWDER , REVIEWS & SWATCHES

I’m very excited about FINALLY reviewing my NARS cosmetics blushes (Retail £24). NARS cosmetics has been in my good books since the first time i got their award winning blush Taj Mahal. Nars is well known for their intense pigmentation and sleek packaging. Although Nars is considered a luxury brand, I personally think its worth every penny. With Nars you get your money’s worth and more. Compared to other brands Nars gives you more grams of product and because of the intense pigmentation of their products, it lasts you longer than the average brands.
Taj mahal | blazing burnt orange with golden shimmer 
Taj Mahal is described as a “blazing burnt organge with golden shimmer”. This award winning blush is beautiful on women with olive to dark skin women. It applies smooth and gives a radiant glow to the cheeks. Like all Nars blushes a little goes a long way. The texture of the blush is silky and the shimmer is finely -milled. When blended properly the blush leaves your skin with a golden glow and orange tint thats not offensive.
Taos | Warm desert rose
Taos Everyone needs a warm rose blush, Nars describes this blush as a “warm desert rose” in simple English its a burnt rose shade with micro shimmer/sheen. Taos is an extremely pigmented blush that will suit  almost all skin tones but must be applied carefully. Taos lasts practically the whole day on me compared to other Nars blushes I own.
Liberté | Burnished apricot 
Liberté there is just something about peach,orange,terracotta tones on olive and dark skin women that gets me all excited. If your familiar with the maasai tribe (Kenya) you know how beautiful they look when they use clay to beautify themselves. Liberte is a warm apricot shade that reminds me of clay. The reddish orange tones compliments tanned skin so well. Its a very pigmented matte blush that should be applied lightly.
Albatross | Luminous glow
Albaross Before you jump to conclusion, this is not a white blush. Its actually a luminous golden highlighting blush. A highlighting blush is used to enhance features such as your cheekbones and brow bone. Albatross is a universal highlighting blush that suits every skin tone in the book. Its a silky textured blush that should be applied with a light hand.  When paired with other blushes with a matte finish, it leaves the skin looking luminous. Albatross is not designed to add any colour to the skin rather its made to illuminate the skin without exaggerating your pores.
L-R Taj mahal, Taos,Liberte and Albatross

        All Nars blushed and eyeshadows have the same sleek, stylish and velvet textured black packages.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

FAVOURITES | MAKEUP



Now for my MAKEUP favourites........as much as I love to treat my skin, I love my makeup #proudmakeuplover.  Anywoo, I mentioned a couple of my favourite makeup products that I really love. 

One product I mentioned in the video is the Lancôme teint idole ultra foundation. This was a random purchase because I was not looking for a new foundation but the makeup artist at the lancôme counter insisted I tried their new foundation. Apart from the strong unnecessary fragrance in the foundation, I love the finish and staying power of this product. I’ll be reviewing it on the blog very soon.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED

No7 beautifully matte makeup base primer (Boots.co.uk) 

Inglot black liquid liner

Lancôme teint idole ultra foundation

MAC Eyeshadow | Embark

Make Up For Ever | Eyebrow corrector gel #discontinued

Diorshow balckout mascara

Royal & Langnikel | baby dome brush

Laura Mercier | Portable portfolio makeup organiser

Illamasqua | Sin blush

Iman cosmetics | Sheer finish bronzing powder #Clay

Dior sheer lipstick #169 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

FAVOURITES | SKINCARE


I decided to post a video of skincare products that are my absolute favourite at the moment. In the video I mention and briefly discuss the products that work for my skin. I’ve been experimenting with products because my skin has changed with age. Although i’m only 24 I feel like the skin I had at 18 is not the skin I have now. Things have definitely changed so I needed to switch up my routine. I hope the video helps with certain skincare concerns that are similar to mine. 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED


Mario Badescu | Glycolic foaming cleanser (beautybay.com)

Alba botanica | Pineapple enzyme facial scrub  (Amazon.co.uk)

Lancôme | Hydra zen spf 15 moisturiser (Lancôme.co.uk)

Sheabutter cottage | Pracaxi oil (Sheabuttercottage.co.uk)

Mario Badescu | Vitamin C serum (beautybay.com)

Kiehl’s | Clearly corrective dark spot solution  ( Kiehls.co.uk)



I’ve hyperlinked some of the products reviewed on the blog and also mentioned where the products can be purchased. I’m passionate about skincare because i believe that with a good skin care regime your skin is more likely to hold maekup longer and you will not have to layer your face so much with makeup.






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