Tuesday, 30 April 2013
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Saturday, 27 April 2013
Blargle fargle is a super cute corner of the internet which just so happens to be run by my lovely uni friend Rai. Her blogpost include OOTD's, reviews, fashion, wishlists, photography, nails and more .. not to mention some of the loveliest shoes ever <3. If you love all things cute and kawaii then be sure to pay rai a visit on her blog.
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So for my guest post on the lovely Jess's blog, i decided to show you some of my favourites. All have been swatched with 2 coats over Ribbon by Look Beauty. Here goes....
Friday, 26 April 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
They smell exactly like the description, a gorgeous mix of vanilla and coconut and they remind me so much of sunshine beach holidays (and that gorgeous coconut sun cream!) You receive 20 wipes in a packet and they are described by elf as :
Hydrate your body with silky smooth moisture. The light and airy lotion moisturises your skin, keeping it soft and supple all day long. These convenient Lotion Wipes are great for on-the-go travel and mess-free application. Just throw them in your purse or bag for soothing and refreshing moisture without carrying around a bulky lotion bottle. Infused with Aloe, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Soy, Ginkgo Biloba, Coconut Milk and Sweet Almond Oil to revitalise and nourish the skin.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to use these for, definitely not for the face as I have quite sensitive skin at the best of times. Instead I enjoy using these as part of my weekend pamper session - I particularly like to use them on the upper body (chest/arms) as they leave a lingering sweet smell which is lovely! What I like about them is that they don't leave a residue on your skin, but they do leave you feeling refreshed and moisturising, and obviously smelling like summer! They are also available in other scents if you're not quite into the sweet smell of vanilla or coconut!
What do you think of these? Could you justify the price? I've repurchased these twice, and each time I've waited for a discount code as I can't quite bring myself to spend almost £4 on 20 wet wipes!
Monday, 22 April 2013
I'm not one for primer really and it's not something regularly reach for! The only primer I've found that really made a difference is Benefit's the porefessional but that just doesn't fit in with my dwindling budget at the moment! I noticed NYC had a primer which was on offer in Superdrug for £2.99, so added it to my online basket just because I was intrigued.
I actually quite like the packaging, it's in a small and compact squeezy tube and holds 30ml of product, and there's not going to be any waste as we all know the trick of cutting a plastic tube to get the entire contents out! I'm going to include the product's description of what exactly it is meant to do:
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Friday, 19 April 2013
As many of you may know, I'm a huge lover of drugstore/high street makeup brands and products and love a good bargain when it comes to makeup. I do occassionally splash out on brands like Mac, and even Chanel but 9 times out of 10 I tend to stick to more affordable brands. With that being said, I have to admit that not all products out there are worth buying, even at their super low price tag but I've put together my top five beauty buys for under £5. These are all products I love and use often that have cost less than £5 and worked really well!
ELF are probably my favourite brand for budget make-up brushes as they are excellent quality. I really like the studio range, which range from £3.50-£3.75 and some of my favourites are the mineral powder brush (pictured above, black one) and the infamous flat top powder brush which works well as a foundation buffing brush. The basics range (white brushes) are just £1.50 and these are an excellent choice for eyeshadow brushes including flat shadow brushes, detail brushes and larger brushes!
2. MUA eyeshadow palettes - £4.00
MUA are probably best known for their eyeshadows, and I can see why. Their single eyeshadows are only £1 and very pigmented and their palettes contain twelve eyeshadows for just £4. The heaven and earth palette (pictured above) is a well known dupe for Urban Decay's naked palette and contains some gorgeous neutral shades. The pigmentation, colour pay off and lasting power of these shadows make them an amazing buy for less than £5!
3. Boots' natural collection pressed powder - £1.99
A powder for less than £2? YES! Natural collection as a whole is a brand that is entirely under £5, so it's worth checking out in case you find something you like. I did, and it's this pressed powder which I use on a regular basis. I've probably been through about 7 or 8 of these as they help reduce shine and mattify my skin (not as much as Rimmel stay matte though) but all the same, an excellent powder for the price.
4. Miss Sporty nail colours - £1.99
Miss sporty isn't a brand I usually reach for, but recently I've been loving their nail polishes which come in at just under £2 and in a variety of gorgeous colours! I really like the glitter polishes to use as a top coat or on an accent nail, and they also do some lovely matte shades too!
5. Maybelline Colour Tattoos - £4.99
A pretty good 'dupe' for Mac's paint pots and a fraction of the price. They have some gorgeous shimmer colours, which work well as a base for powder shadow or on their own. My personal favourites are 'on and on bronze' and 'pink gold'. They've recently introduced some new shades too including matte shades which are great too. The pigmentation and colour pay off is great and they are VERY long lasting!
Have you tried any of these? What is your favourite product under £5?
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Just a quick post/plea for anyone that would like to write a guest post for lovely jubbly! I'm going on a short weekend away this weekend, and I've been posting everyday on my blog this month - so I'd like to keep that up for the duration of April! It's a little short notice, but if you'd be interested in doing a guest post either beauty or lifestyle related then please get in touch! You can tweet me @lovely_jubblyxo or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Sunday, 14 April 2013
A bit of a different post for today, it's a mini tour around my desk area. Whilst I know some of you may find this a little strange, I hope there are other nosy people out there like me who love a good snoop around. I spend a lot of time at my desk, for the last 3 years I've typed up numerous assignments for uni and pounded at my keyboard to finish my dissertation all on this little space of a desk. I've also spent hours on end sat here reading blogs and writing my own. Since uni is almost over, I've added some pretty things to my desk and made it less of a work space, but a pretty, relaxing space to be creative! So here it is...
Well, that's about it! I hope you enjoyed having a little snoop around my desk, let me know if you would like to see other areas of my bedroom such as my makeup area or organisation etc. Where do you blog?
Saturday, 13 April 2013
I use this as a highlight on the cheek bones with an angled blush brush as this gives a very subtle shimmer to the cheeks and brightens up my face if I feel it's a bit 'matte' looking. I've also used this as an inner corner highlight on the eye which is lovely and also as a brow highlight just under the brow bone which I also loved! For the bargainous price of just £3 I think this is an absolutely fabulous multi-use product which will last a very long time!
Have you tried this product, or do you have any other highlighter recommendations?
Friday, 12 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Rubenesque is described as a golden peach with gold pearl, which I personally think is a very accurate description. It's almost a rose gold colour, but more peach than pink toned - which I think is lovely. Once applied it is quite sheer and the gold tones really come through, but it is buildable to a peach-gold, and very easy to blend. I don't feel the need for a primer under this, and sometimes I will use this as a base and put a powder shadow on top which makes the colours pretty and vibrant.
Have you tried paintpots or any dupe/similar products?
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Why I like them:
Nivea lipbalms have always been my favourite, they are super moisturising, thick and do the job. They are also really affordable at around £2 and usually on offer at one of the supermarkets, I carry these with my everywhere! Nivea skin care is also very affordable and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin - which is always good! The oil free day cream is my daily moisturiser as it helps my makeup to blend seamlessly and also improves my problematic t-zone when it comes to oil build up throughout the day. I'm a big fan of the Nivea miniatures, the main reasons being they are cute (I have a thing for minis), they are ideal for travel and the Nivea soft range smells absolutely lovely! I've included a deodarant too, again a mini but something I usually repurchase as I don't like to carry a normal sized can around with me if I am going somewhere!
Nivea is readily available at many stores in the UK, boots & superdrug stock a whole bunch of Nivea, as do tesco and asda (I'm sure others do too!) So, that's it for a quick round up from my first favourite brand! I'd love to know if you've tried any Nivea products, and which ones you like?