Sunday, 28 July 2013

What's in my 'day' make up Bag


Since we have known each other for a whole month now, I thought I would share whats in my day to day make up bag. For my simple, quick to go and flawless finish you will have to take look in my bag!

Bag contents:


Dallas Blush by Benefit £23.50

High Beam Highlighter by Benefit £19.50

Natural Collection Lip Gloss Shade Turkish Delight by Boots £1.99

Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream by Ginvera £18.00

They're Real Mascara by Benefit £19.50

Revlon Nail Enamel Shade Revlon Red by Revlon £4.49




                                          Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream by Ginvera





They're Real! Benefit Mascara




High beam Highlighter Benefit




                                     Natural Collection Lip Gloss Shade Turkish Delight






I love each and everyone of these items for different reasons. High Beam for it gorgeous glow. Natural Collection lip gloss, for its bright and lovely texture. They're Real, for giving me lusciously long lashes. Dallas Blush for it peachy glow. Ginvera BB cream for its flawless and radiant finish and Revlon nail enamel for its long lasting finish.

I really hope you have enjoyed peeking in my make up bag 

Claire Xxx



Saturday, 27 July 2013

Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream


Ginvera BB Cream



Blemish Balms AKA BB creams are all the rage this year ! Making its debut across cosmetic counters and drug stores you would be hard pressed to find a brand without one.

So what does a BB cream do? I here you ask. Well for those who are new to this 'must have '
Here we go....

It will give you a good base for makeup like a primer.

Even out complexion like a tinted moisturiser.

Cover minor imperfections and redness like a concealer.

Hydrate your skin like your day cream.

Brighten and liven a dull complexion 

Some will even protect with SPF. Some also promise healing, soothing and anti ageing.

                  Well Ginvera BB cream does all this ! So I couldn't wait to use it .


Here's what Givera have to say 

Perfect For Summer! SPF30 Ginvera BB Cream. So Light and with amazing coverage that lasts for hoursA skin care sensation that has swept Asia… Ginvera's BB Cream has arrived direct from Singapore! Enriched with premium Green Tea, Ginseng, Chinese Angelica and Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea Nude Cover BB cream provides the benefits of blemish free concealing, sun block effects, whitening, moisturising and reduction of lines, providing a long lasting smooth and ultra light feel to nourish and perfect your skin. This beauty secret to natural beauty is definitely worth sharing! Results: Natural flawless coverage resulting in an even tone and visibility more radiant skin.






I have to tell you how easy this is to apply, it smooths on wonderfully and gives the most fantastic glow. It gives full coverage and evens out my skin tone. The finish is fantastic, bright and radiant.
It is perfect for when you want a light base without the hassle of foundation. it's comparable, for its ease of application, to moisturiser. Perfect for school runs, work and to pop in your beach bag. If there was only one make up product I had to choose it would be this ! I mean, how often do you find a make up product that actually helps your skin too?? !  I am absolutely taken aback by this BB Cream, it is worth EVERY penny and will remain a firm favourite in my beauty chest for years to come.

Thank you Ginvera! 

You can purchase here 25ml for £18 and 40ml for £26

It will not disappoint!

Want to try before you buy?

For the cost of postage you can 

Here for £2.00





Monday, 22 July 2013

Win Ghd Hair Rejuvenation Cream and Wrap




This is my first giveaway on Fairy's Beauty Chest , I'm so excited to giveaway one lucky reader GHD Rejuvenation Cream and wrap for ALL hair types!



All you have to do is follow me on google friend connect via button on my page.

Comment on this post to let me know you have followed and why you like my blog!!

As soon as I hit 50 followers a winner will be picked by www.random.org

Good Luck!

Claire x


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker!

Sexy Mother Pucker!!


A great product from Soap and Glory, here is what it claims .....


Fasten your seatbelts! It's Super-Colour™ Sexy Mother Pucker™ with SUPERFILL™ Lip Plumping Spheres and LIPSWELL™ Volume Boost Technology.
Britain’s hottest selling lip plumping gloss, Soap & Glory’s bestselling Original Formula SEXY MOTHER PUCKER includes ingenious PLUMPING MICROSPHERES that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with water (they’re like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when they get wet) and an exclusive microcirculation-stimulating extract to visibly enhance lip volume. Amazing. Addictive.


As you can see and with all soap and glory products, the packing is amazing, its so quirky and the playful names are fantastic!



The clear lip pumping gloss , which tastes and smells like chocolate orange yum yum, is a new find for me, I'm so excited to share it with you. 

Sexy mother pucker comes in 6 different shades so you can add a touch of colour if you desire. it comes in a long tube with a soft foam lip brush to apply. So here's what i thought.

I did find it slightly difficult to apply, as it is fairly thick, but once applied you are in for a treat, 
instantly your lips come to life and it feels like they are buzzing, seriously buzzing. You can feel your lips expanding straight away !

The buzz lasts for a good hour and I have to say it really did make my thin lips fuller.
It leaves you with beautifully glossy, full and kiss worthy lips.
Take a look ....


I love this gloss and will definitely be buying it in every shade.

Have you tried this?

Can you tell the difference ?

Pucker up my beauties

Claire
Xx 


Monday, 15 July 2013

Summer Nails - Revlon Nail Polish Siren

I am just loving Revlon nail polishes at the moment, here is another one in a beautiful summery orange. It is a gorgeous shade and not overly bright, leaning more towards a coral colour .

Siren 440


As you have read in my previous posts, this polish glides on lovely and one coat is sufficient along with a top coat. I am super impressed how long it lasts without chipping, day three and not a chip in sight !!


Such a gorgeous colour for such gorgeous weather.

How bright would you go?? 

I can't wait to work my way through their range, I would love to try an electric blue colour.

Buy here for £6.49 at Superdrug.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Elite Serum Uk Part One

Elite Serum


I have been sent Elite Serum to test for my dark circles and puffiness, here is what Elite Serum claims to do.          


                                            



  • Reduce puffiness under the eyes
  • Reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles
  • Minimise fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improve the tone and firmness of skin around the eyes
  • Restore skin elasticity around the eyes
  • Brings about a more youthful appearance

What it contains 

  • Argireline –  brand name for Acetyl Hexapeptide-3
  • SNAP-8  An anti wrinkle octapeptide that is claimed to prevent the formation of lines and 
  • wrinkles
  • Haloxyl, also known as Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – reduces puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
  • Eyeliss 3 active peptide molecules designed to rapidly and effectively reduce puffiness and bag volume under the eyes by over 70% upon application
  • Matrixyl 3000 Acts in synergy to restore and maintain skin’s youthful appearance.
  • SYN-Coll stimulates the collagen synthesis in human fibroblasts – making skin look younger
  • Natural seaweed extracts – Improves skin appearance and reduces dryness
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Designed to slow and hide the effects of ageing 
How to use 

 Apply twice daily evening and morning using applicator to eye area.

Before. Day one


As you can see, I have very dark circles and puffy eyes. I am hoping after using the Serum for 45 days I will see significant improvement. The syringe contains 14ml of the product which claims to last the whole 45 days.




Swatch


 


I first used this on Friday evening after my usual skin care routine. The first thing I notice is the unusual packing, a syringe like container that actually resembles a Botox injection, but don't worry!  There is no needle and this product is non invasive, I'm sure this packing has been designed for effect. It is a great marketing technique and certainly caught my eye, it suggests this is not your usual eye serum. However I found that the application was awkward and the applicator was slightly big to hold to your eye and tricky to dispense, I decided from now on I would squirt a little to my hand and apply with my finger . The serum is a very pale, clear, non sticky liquid, that is odourless. It smooths on like a dream and has an instant cooling effect, which is fabulous for tired eyes. The first thing I noticed was how firm and taut my skin became!


First Impressions are fantastic, I will continue using and let you know of any improvements at day 20 and then final results at day 45. Time will tell if this will succeed as one of my beauty chest products!

I think it is a little pricey at £72 BUT remembering this is not your typical wrinkle cream, as it contains strong peptides.





*PR Sample







Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Stila Lip Glaze

This was another product from my Latest In Beauty Box. I received the colour 'Maraca' it is a light pink which is very pretty and appealing.

Stila Lip Glaze comes in a long transparent tube, it has a brush applicator at the top which dispenses the lip glaze upon twisting the end.





The Stila Lip Glaze is easily applied using the brush applicator. 

So what did i think??? 



I thought the colour was very pretty and it gave me amazing glossy lips BUT it was far to sticky and heavy for me, which is a shame as it actually claims to be non-sticky ! overall a pretty Glaze but not a comfy wear.

Have you tried Stila Lip Glaze? What do you think?

You can buy Stila Lip Glaze here for £15 2.4ml



Monday, 8 July 2013

The Flamboya Tree

The Flamboya tree...



This book inspired and touched my heart so much that I just have to tell you about it.
It was given to me by my aunt to read, it is a memoir of Clara Olink Kelly and her family's struggle as well as courage in the little talked about concentration camps in Java, which the Japanese invaded in World War Two.

Clara, then a four-year old girl, relives and tells the memories of the struggles and survival she and her family encountered under the capture of the Japanese . The harsh inhuman living conditions they were to endure for the duration of the war. She explains the appalling lack of food, consisting of just one bowl of rice a day and the sheer brutality of the camp.

But what really touched my heart was the courage, sacrifice and pure determination of their mother.
She was their backbone and the reason they survived. A testimony to mothers love at its greatest.

I highly recommend this book.



Sunday, 7 July 2013

Benefit High Beam and Dallas Blush



It is no secret of mine that my all time summer essential is the one and only highlighter "high beam" made by the wonderful benefit .
It is a luminescent complexion enhancer used to highlight and add an amazing glow to your face. To me this product is sheer beauty in a bottle ! This is one make up essential i could NOT live without.





It is beautifully pink and shimmery and gives the most perfect look. 
I first discovered this little pot of gold the day I got married and it gave me the most fantastic glow in my wedding photos.







I use high beam along with one of my favourite blush, also made by Benefit to contour my face ! I have absolutely no obvious cheek bone, but with these two products I can certainly create that illusion.

Dallas comes in a cute box which contains a little mirror and a great brush that you can turn sideways to create great strokes.

                                      
                                      How to Contour

There is no hard and fast rule on how to contour, everyone has there own technique.
Personally I use High beam above cheek bones, through the middle

of my nose, below my eyebrows, centre of forehead and a touch on my chin. I use Dallas Blush below my cheek bone, sides of nose 
and around forehead.

  

Here is the finished look on my face 


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Natural Waves !


I love waves , I have always admired people with curly hair. I can't really get the hang of curlers but I achieved this natural wavy look with Ghd hair straighteners 


What do you think? Waves or straight ?


Purchase your Ghd's here






Monday, 1 July 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hours





My Miracle Foundation  


Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hours



 Swatches



I have been using Rimmel make up since the tender age of 11, when my interest in make up first started. My mum was always made up and had a lovely chest of make up which I would look at and try on when no one was looking. This progressed to me saving my pocket money and buying my own, admittedly  this included purple mascara and bright red lipstick, not what your mother wants you wearing at 11, but as she would tell you I'm very determined ! Enough nostalgia, on to the review!



Rimmel lasting finish is my absolute favourite for day to day wear, it is affordable and gives excellent coverage.
My skin is very congested and I suffer with breakouts quite regularly so it's important for me even in the day to have excellent coverage and that, it does deliver.



Morning break out !


After



It glides on and blends in beautifully for full coverage. It is lightweight and leaves your skin feeling hydrated all day. I have combination skin that is fairly oily in places therefore it can be difficult to find a foundation that lasts. It claims to last 25 hours, this is not realistic it lasts me a good 10 hours which I still think is amazing. It may last longer on other skin types.
Rimmels lasting finish comes in 6 shades I think it's a shame that they haven't expanded the colour 
range as I'm sure 6 shades does not cover all . 




Ready for work 






I'm so pleased to have found this foundation and thought I would share .