Monday, 22 August 2016

Mini make up haul

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate 15 Year Collection £6.49

I went for the shade 56 Boho nude. I do love the formula of these lipsticks, they're so creamy and moisturising!

NYX Intense Butter Gloss £5.50

Yep...... another nude shade, Tre Leches!! I love  the original NYX butter gloss so I though I would give the intense version a try. Will let you know how it goes. I may do an updates nude lipstick/gloss post soon

NYX Dark circle concealer £6.50

Whilst at the NYX counter I spotted this, I have suffered with dark circles the majority of my life. As they are hereditary I know I will never get rid of them but anything that will help cover them is always a bonus. Will be interesting to see how it compares to my Benefit erase paste. This shade is light.

Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil £2.99

Another edition to my ever increasing brow products. I quite like the lighter colour of this for daytime and a bargain at £2.99

Primark mini blenders £1.00

I picked these up when I couldn't get hold of the latest Real Technique ones at my local Boots. They worth a try for the price

That's it for now shopping wise. I need to get my blogging brain in to gear and get some reviews up and running. Hopefully I will get time with Bank Holiday weekend looming

Friday, 8 July 2016

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Shopping again!

LOreal Infallible Sexy Balm £4.99
I got the shade 103 As If. This is my new fave lipglosss/balm. Its just perfect for work. This shade is just perfect for lips for that "my lips but better" colour. Its not sticky either. I may have to invest in a few more shades

I prefer the clear gel just to tame my brows. I would rather colour them with pencil or powder and just use this to set. I'm not a fan of the colour versions of this

Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99 
I bought this a stop gap as I couldn't get to Boots to get my usual Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser. It was worth a try especially at the price. Lets just say I wont be purchasing this again. I did not rate it one little bit, nor did I like the cloth that came with it. I will be sticking to my Liz Earle from now on

Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel £5.99
It was buy one get one free in Superdrug so I picked this up. This will also NOT be repurchased! Didn't really see any benefits from this whatsoever! But it was free so was worth a try. You definitely get what you pay for regarding skincare

A couple of random sale items from Dotty P's

Sorry (again) it's been quiet a while since my last post. I just don't seem to get 5 minutes anymore to blog. I know I have said this quite a few times lately but I am definitely going to try my very hardest to get back on the blogging wagon :)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Disappointing products!!

 Just a few disappointing products I have come across recently

Maybelline Master sculpt £6.99

I was not impressed with this in the slightest! I bought the light/medium shade as I am quite pale naturally, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so pale though. This wasn't the actually problem with this product, it was the highlighter far to glittery for my liking! On younger skin it would probably work just fine but its a definite no no for my ageing skin

Revolution Palette Essential Mattes £4.00

Great colours, staying power VERY disappointing but ultimately played havoc with my sensitive eyes. Only used a couple of times. I suppose you get what you pay for!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara £4.99

A very well liked product in the beauty world but I'm honestly not a fan at all, I cannot see the hype around this product. I hated the way it left my brows feeling almost crispy

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer £6.99

I do love a good primer and this for me isnt one of those! I used this on holiday hoping it would keep my foundation from sliding of my face but unfortunately it didn't hold up in the heat. I also couldn't stand how it felt on my skin it was very thick almost glue like, making my face feel very sticky and horrible

NIVEA Micellar Water £3.99

I gave this try as it was on offer at the time. I wont be purchasing this again. I took an age to get my eye make up off with it. I will just stick to my Garnier version from now on

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Skinova Acropass hyaluronic patch review & giveaway


I was recently asked if I would like to try out these hyaluronic patches*. As many of you know I am a massive fan of anything hyaluronic, so as soon as this word was mentioned they had my full attention.

For any one that doesn't know how Hyaluronic acid works......
Hyaluronic acid is a  natural component of the skin and is involved in tissue repair and hydration. It can retain 1000 times its own weight in water. Youthful skin maintains is luminosity due to the high water content.

The kit contains four patches, these patches are designed to go under the eye area. Here is how it all works.

Using cutting edge patented technology TDN patches are formed using Droplet –born air blowing. These form perfectly shaped pointed microstructures that act as miniature needles that can penetrate the Epidermis.
Each structure is ¼ the thickness of a human hair so are pain free when applied into the skin. Each structure contains dissolvable hyaluronic acid and Epidermal Growth Factor with pass through the skin barrier and dissolve inside to provide hydration, plumping and rejuvenation effects. An added benefit is the needling effect achieved in a way similar to microneedling but without discomfort or side effects. This can help stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, to promote healthy, younger looking skin and I'm definitely all for that!!

Apply the patches twice per week for four weeks and once per week thereafter for maintenance. The microstructures are fully absorbed after two hours and can be used at any time of the day but most people prefer night time use for convenience. I used them once at night but I preferred to wear them on an evening and take them off just before bed. 

How to use


The process is completely pain free and safe. After use you simply peel off the patch with no visible signs on the skin other that a natural plumpness in the treated area with lines and wrinkles smoothed out. 

I have definitely notice a difference under my eyes they are so much more hydrated than previously and a lot more plump shall we say. I don't seem to have as much puffing/bags under my eyes as I did previously. If you have ageing/dry/sensitive skin just like me and your eyes need a boost these are definitely worth a try!!!

If you fancy giving the patches a try why not enter below for a chance to win, the competition runs until 6th June. Good luck everyone

Skinova Acropass patch #18

* I received these patches to review. All my opinions are total my own

Monday, 11 April 2016

Collective haul

Well Hello........... Remember me :)

Its been rather a while, I am trying my hardest to get back on the blogging band wagon........Promise

So I thought I would pop a quick shopping post in for you all whilst I have five mins, as my Daughter, as we speak (I think/hoping/fingers crossed) is in the first stages of labour. Hopefully sometime very soon I will be able to cuddle my first Grandson........... I am very excited!!!!

So back to the post, here are a few little things I have picked up recently on my travels

I'm rather liking this palette, great for travelling

Love the colour, quite drying on the lips thought which I find is quite common with Matte lip products. Great colour though

Great matte lip product, not drying like the Maybelline one above

I haven't actually tried this yet.......fingers crossed it doesn't irritate my eyes

My fave make up brushes, another to add to my collection

My go to mascara at the moment

I much prefer this SO much more to the Bourjois version, it whips even the most stubborn of polish off!!

I got these to try as they were on on offer

Well that's it for now........ I'm on standby now waiting and hoping for a phone call to go to the hospital to see my little man being born..............will keep you all posted on my Instagram of the outcome. Hopefully its not a false alarm....................

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