2010 Favourites

Hello my lovelies, here is a little post about the products I have post enjoyed this year.... some new, some old!! Enjoy :)


Aussie Take the Heat

Aussie Take the Heat

Styling Products
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster
L'Oréal Elnett Hairspray


Shower Gel
Lush Snow Fairy/Glögg

Body Moisturiser
Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Butter


Lush Angels on Bare Skin

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
Lush Skin Drink


Benefit Playstick in Spin the Bottle
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid

Benefit Erase Paste

Mac Studio Fix Powder

Benefit Coralista

Benefit Hoola

Benefit High Beam
Mac Petticoat Mineralise Skinfinish

This changes on a regular basis, but at the moment I'm loving Urban Decay's Naked Palette 

Urban Decay Whiskey

Topshop Mascara (black)

Mac Vegas Volt, Snob and Creme Cup

Nail Colour
Gosh Chocoholic
OPI You Don't Know Jacques

Hope you enjoyed this post - can't believe 2010 is nearly over... this year just flew by!! I hope you all have a wonderful NYE and an even better 2011


Review: A'kin Instant Radiance Facial Masque

Having tried out a multitude of A'kin products in the past few months, I felt confident ordering their Multi-Fruit and Willow Bark Instant Radiance Facial Masque.
Directions for Use:
After cleansing and drying the skin, smooth a generous layer of this masque onto your face and décolletage, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

I love, love, love face masks - I find them so relaxing and rejuvenating. I love nothing more than the soft, silky feeling of freshly-masked skin!!

This product is suitable for all skin types and promises "smooth youthful-looking skin". According to the MyPure website, it is packed with multi-fruit Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA's) and willow bark Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA's) which help to enhance skin renewal and remove dead skin cells, thereby improving your skin tone and reducing the appearance of imperfections and pores. The product also contains a blend of rosehip, pomegranate and vitamin B3 to deliver a radiant, even-looking complexion. This masque is "perfect as a pick-me-up before a special occasion or as part of your weekly beauty regime".

I slathered on this bad boy, as I would with any face mask, but the first thing I noticed was the more than iffy smell, a side effect I wasn't expecting. My brother literally recoiled at the scent! My mother was more forgiving, labelling it a "mature fragrance" but admitted it wouldn't be her cup of tea.

However, for the sake of being thorough, I soldiered on...

And boy am I glad I did!! The masque applies easily, and though it dries somewhat over the 10 minutes, it is not uncomfortable in the slightest. It is a dream to wash off, coming away instantly without leaving any nasty residue.

I was thoroughly pleased with the results too - my skin feels perfectly clean, blemish free and oh so soft!! Though the smell isn't wonderful, I will definitely cope, especially with these results :)

If you would like to try this out, have a look over on the MyPure website.

RRP: £16.99


Please note: I was sent this product free of charge, but was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own - they are completely honest and unbiased. I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.

(ps: sorry for the semi-dodgy photo - I left my camera equipment in my apartment and have to cope with my iphone for now!!)


Review: Alva Coleur Baked Foundation Powder

The second product I tested out this month was the Alva Coleur Baked Powder, which you can check out on the MyPure website. The foundation is described as having a "silky light-as-a-breeze texture... with a matt finish and subtle colour at the same time"

The foundation only has two colour choices, light and medium, so it wouldn't be great for anyone with darker skin. However, I'm as pale a person as you'll ever meet, so I selected the light option, hoping it would work for me.

I tried this product two ways... firstly, I tried to wear this as a powder foundation, applying it directly after my concealor (I tried to apply it this way twice - once with the sponge provided and once with a kabuki brush) but it didn't really work out. It provided very little coverage and I was quite disappointed with the results overall.

However, I then decided to try it after applying my liquid foundation, as a setting powder, and I was much happier with the outcome - it blended my makeup really well (my mum commented that it looked like I was wearing no makeup at all) and gave a pretty finish, with a subtle shimmer.

I don't know if I will repurchase this powder - it retails at £16.60 and for that price I would expect a bit more from the product.

Rating: 5/10

Please note: I was sent this product free of charge, but was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own - they are completely honest and unbiased. I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.