Saturday, 28 June 2014

The ultermate nude lipsticks.

Nude mixed in photo creme caramel from maybelline and birthday suit Rimmel london

Here are my all time favorite nudes. Nudes to me don't cancel out the lip they just give a slight added pigment and enhancement to your natural lip. Be it a peachy tint, a pinky colour , a shimmer or a pearly glow. 

Creme caramel -  maybelline -retailing at £8.99 $13
Name :Creme caramel

Colour tint : Peachy brown 

Finish: Matt or shiny

Long lasting : 10/10

Pretty please - Mac- £15 $25
Name: Pretty please

Colour tint : Pearly pink

Finish: pearly Shimmer

Long lasting : 8/10

Nude attitude -Revlon- £ 7.49 $12.75
Name: nude attitude

Colour tint : Peachy

Finish : Matt

Long lasting : 6.5/10

Forever beige- maybelline - £6.99 $12
Name: forever beige

Colour tint: Brown

Finish: Matt

Long lasting: 9/10

Creme de nude- Mac- £15 $25
Name: Creme de nude

Colour tint: Slight peach hue

Finish: Creamy

Long lasting: 8/10

Blankety - Mac-£15 $25
Name: Blankety 

Colour tint: Pinky

Finish: cream matt

Long lasting: 8/10

Birthday suit -Rimmel-£4.99 $8.50
Name: Birthday suit

Colour tint: Browny peach

Finish: sheer/cream

Long lasting: 7/10

Nougat-Vivo-£1.99 $3 !
Name: Vivo nougat 

Colour tint: Deep peach

Finish: creamy/sheer

Long lasting: 6/10

Darling - Gosh- now £6.49 $10
About : Darling

Colour tint : Rose

Finish: creamy

Long lasting: 8/10

Pearly nude-Maxfactor-£10.99 $15
Name: Pearly nude

Colour tint: Pinky

Finish : Pearly

Long lasting: 10/10

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Long lasting work makeup !

Long Lasting Work Makeup

(Makeup for the office, some key pieces you should consider investing in for a long lasting look.)

(Long lasting work makeup)

Products i find last the whole day ! get this look !

For a long lasting base foundation i would recommend Estee lauders double wear. Its a very light feeling foundation but gives full coverage. It stays put all day not only this but it comes in many different shades so you will be sure to find your perfect match. 

A doop for this high end product would be Rimmels 25hr foundation retailing at generally £6.00 $10 compared to Estee lauder at £28.50 $47 Which in my opinion is worth every penny but the Rimmel foundation is a very close match for a third of the price. My own shade is tawny In Estee Lauder or soft beige in Rimmel foundation.

For concealer my go to favorite for a fixed all day look is the 24hr super stay concealer from maybelline. I use both shade 1 (the lightest colour) and shade 3 (the darkest colour). I use shade1 under my eyes and to high light my nose and cupids bow. I use shade 3 for any out breaks or areas that could use some contour. These retail at £4.99 $7 there great for the price but a word of warning i do find these run out quit quickly so its handy to buy a back up with these.

For me one of my favorite powders has to be matte maker from maybelline. This is the powder I tend to go for from day to day . As its inexpensive retailing at £3.99 $6. For me gives a really nice matt finish standing along brands such as macs studio fix powder. Its not a heavy powder but its heavy enough to give slight coverage and ultimate mattness.

For the ultimate in fixing powder the studio fix powder from mac is a must. However i don't tend to use this every day as it is fairly heavy. With this powder i tend to use this more for a night look to fix my foundation in place. Retailing at £20 $33 both powders are great for a matt fix for over your foundation.

This product is a absolute must have! if you've never heard of it before you are in for a treat ! A full review will be done in my reviews section to explain more about it but in simple terms model in a bottle acts like a hairspray for your makeup. It literally sticks your makeup down. Using this and the other products i have mentioned your makeup is not going anywhere ! I tend to use this from day to day once all my makeup is applied, i will spay this three times over my whole face. However for a night look when i want it to be extra set i first use it to set my foundation. So after applying my foundation and powder i do this over the top 3 sprays then i do my eyes, lips and blush and respray 5 sprays so that my night look will not be sweating off my face in a few hours time. It really works and this is a massive must have ! retailing at $18 £10.50 or there abouts. It is soo worth the money !

Please see review for this product by clicking here: Product review
For summer time all day eye shadow be sure to check out my complete review on Maybellines colour tattoo eye shadows. Retailing at £4.99

For a long lasting mascara waterproof is always a good option to go for, but be warned it can be very hard to take off at the end of the day. I tend to stick with max factors false lash effect mascara. This is available in water proof or non water proof retailing at £8.99 $13. I dont tend to get any under eye blackness with the standard bottle even after being in a steam room it stayed in place. But waterproof would be a good buy for anyone suffering with hay fever (or like most of us woman prone to emotional outbursts haha)  

Holy grail of lip sticks I very rarely use anything other than these fantastic super stay lipstick. Why? because they are just that great! No touch ups are needed all day with these lipsticks from maybelline there what have been needed in the lipstick department for years. If you have not tried one yet what are you doing ! There is not much that can stand up against the maybelline and maxfactor super stay lipsticks. There is a great range of colours in both maxfactors lipfinity and maybellines super stay collection.

Be sure to check out there pages for even more information :Max factor  Maybellines super stay lipsticks page

The final fixing long lasting must have is Anastasia Beverly hills brow gel. This gel is a wonderful way to not only keep thicker brows in the desired shape, but keep pencil or powder from melting off as the day goes on. Remember girls brows are the new black so good brows are well worth in investing in something like this to keep your shape on point all day. Hope this was helpful !

Monday, 23 June 2014

Maybelline 24hr colour tattoo review


Wow where do i start with this wonder product from Maybelline ? Perfect for the summer months Maybellines 24hr range defiantly stands up against top of the range brands!

Perfect for hot sticky weather these eye shadows aren't budging! They not only have a very high pigmented colour true to shade, but do as they say on the pot. For the hot summer months these eye shadows don't crease or sweat off they stay in place all day no problem!

(Using eternal gold and on and on bronze)

The colours are not only very pretty shades, but can actually can be blended together. Although the consistency is thick the shadows can be worked in with a harder bristle brush and blended together. (As i have done here with gold and on and on bronze in the crease)
(Light dusting of eternal gold uses)

(Using eternal gold , on and on bronze and lipstick again by maybelline in ravishing red)

Do they really last 24 hr ?
From my own personal use of this product i would say they last the full day easily. I have worn the same base shade and just toped it up with a darker shade for a night time look and again that didn't budge. So my answer to that question would have to be a big fat yes !

Whats the best way to apply?
The best way to apply this product would be to use a hard brustle brush as the product does require some working in . You could take a cotton bud and apply some product to the centre of the eye lid, then blend in with the bristle brush to ensure enough product is dispersed. 

The retail price is £4.99 and they are worth every penny !

Rating ? 9.5/10

This product is amazing i use these all the time they are perfect for the sticky weather and they don't promises anything they cant deliver. My only slight down point is that they are extremely thick making the application just a little more tricky than you may wish, but that is a very small grumble. Ultimately they are worth every penny you pay i would actually go as far as to say i would happily pay a little more for them in all honestly but thats what we love about Maybelline its great quality for lower prices.  

Maybelline website for more info :
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My youtube page click here !

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Castor oil for hair growth

We all have troubles with our hair from time to time. Be it breakage, split ends, no growth or thinning. But now you can bid farewell to all these problems with the help of castor oil! Yes, castor oil can do wonders for your hair! As a hairdresser myself i am amazed by this product so here's more information and my experiences with castor oil. 

Although, using castor oil can be messy and its hard to remove, this is one fantastic product to use for pretty much anything hair wise if you stick with it. And trust me the extra effort is worth it especially if you have problems with growth or thinning. Castor oil is filled with some excellent vital nutrients such as vitamin E, minerals and proteins, which are required for healthy hair. When the hair is it in alegen growing state it needs alot of these vital vitamins and nutrients castor oil is packed with all the goodies the hair needs.  It also has antibacterial and anti fungal properties too.

Combats hair loss
Hair loss is a very common problem today. There are various factors and reasons for this such as illness, heated hairstyling, infection, dandruff , immune disorders ect. But, with the use of castor oil this loss can and will be stopped. Just take some castor oil, and massage it to your scalp and roots. Leave it on for any thing for a couple of hours to a couple of days if you have time. Then wash off that can take 3 washes and you will need a strong anit greese shampoo but i promise you it will be worth it. Ricinoleic acid that is present in castor oil helps to protect your hair and stimulates circulation of nutrient rich blood to your scalp.
Stimulates hair growth
If you want to see hair growth fast within a few weeks to a few months, then no other oil can be as good as castor oil. The oils feeds the hair follicles adding omega-6 essential fatty acids that is needed to grow healthy hair. With regularly use on your scalp, it boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to hair growth. It is important to let the product penetrate the hair shaft so leaving it on over night is important when using this product for growth ! 

General hair health
Castor oil is amazing for split ends and breakages ! It smooths down the hair and mends the hairs structures. Since castor oil is filled with essential nutrients as mentioned before, it can help you to put a stop to split ends and breakage. Spread the oil evenly on your hair you can always mix it with lighter oils like red oil olive oil or jojoba for easier application. Then leave the treatment on for 15 min 20mins or longer is possible. You could even use a small amount to dry hair to put the hair up in a sleek pony and wear for a few days for a intensive treatment. 

My own experience
My own experience with castor oil has been really positive i am a hairdresser myself so i can be very skeptical with trying products for hair growth. But i must confess after not expecting great things doing a 3 month trail the results were hard to ignore. As many ladies do i couldn't grow my hair much past my shoulders. But after using the treatment every week for three months it managed to get past the difficult growth stage and grow a good 2-3 inches in that 3 month period. It was tough to stick with it and i will give you no illusion that its a easy product to use but its worth it. If you stick to it the chances are you will see similar results. From my own friends and family that have tried it they have all seen growth and thickness restored and these results in my opinion cant be ignored so if your thinking about it go for it ! See my video on it for more information : 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pop of colour !

Colour can be abit scary at first but there's no better time of year to get experimenting with bright pinks and corals than this summer ! Colour pops are everywhere this season and not only look great but for me get me in that summer mood.

Here i Used Maybellines pink punch to instantly brighten the look these retail for around £6.00 and are well worth it for summer or even to mix in the winter months. There fairly long lasting and the colour is extremely pigmented and true to shade. 

For the full look and more picture check out instagram @susiex92 or youtube NSWbeauty for a full tutorial ! And have a beautiful day !

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The amazing benefits of frankincense oil !

Where do I even begin with this fantastic miracle oil? Frankincense out of all the therapeutic oils is considered the most holy in Middle Eastern society. We know it was given to Christ at the time of his birth and the use of the oil has even been recorded as far back as ancient Egyptian times. Frankincense oil is extracted from the resin of the Frankincense or Olibanum trees, scientifically called Boswellia Carti. Not only used for its healing, calming and beauty qualities the oil has been used to awaken our spiritual consciousness passed down over 5000 years.
Scientists from the University of Nevada treated cervical cancer with frankincense, in which “there was 72% inhibition and growth of non-cancerous cells.” Not only this but several studies have shown the resin of the Olibanum tree helps rejuvenate healthy cells and can even repair broken dna. Leading scientist to believe it could help with the prevention of cancer. What cant this product do? Fundamentally it promotes calmness, serenity and relaxation in whichever way this product is used.

Skin care (external)
The main factor for me and so many others using this product is the oils natural healing and regenerative properties. It promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues in good condition. It has anit-aging qualities and can eliminate sunspots, help decrease the look of small lines and wrinkles and generally tones and tighten the skin. It has fantastic healing properties which can help with many different skin conditions such as (acne, boils, scars and wounds)

Stress and anxiety (internal uses)
Frankincense oil is a very effective sedative, because it induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation and wellbeing. A few drops added to a bath is a great way of helping relieve the stresses of the day. Frankincense also promotes deep breathing opening the breathing passages like a vapour rub which in turn will reduce blood pressure, moving your mental state back to utter calmness.

General health uses
·         Relieves pain associated with arthritis, rheumatism and soothes inflammation.
·         Improves digestion, alleviates gas and indigestion
·         Helps to regulate the estrogen production and delayed menstruation.
·         Help PMS symptoms and pain.
·         Relieves coughs, bronchitis and congestion.
·          Look for any natural oral care products that included frankincense as it has strong antiseptic properties which eliminate the bad breath bacteria.

How to use
There are several ways of using frankincense. It can be applied undiluted directly on to the face and skin with a cotton pad. This works well for stubborn pimples or dry red skin. It leaves the skin glowing and feels incredibly soft the next morning. When using its important to remember to patch test first before using any new essential oils in case of an adverse reactions.

Adding drops to a bath. This is a wonderful way to use the oil for relaxation, stress and mediation. The aroma of the oil will open the breathing airways and allow for a relaxing soak. This can also be used by applying to a tissues and inhaling a few deep breaths to restore calmness and eliminate stress.

Steaming apply a few drops of frankincense oil to a bowl of hot to boiling water. Using a towel over your head and bowl proceed to allow the steam to open the pores of your skin . This in turn allows the frankincense to penetrate into the skin.

Diluting the oil with water apply a generous amount to the area of your aches and pains. This will greatly reduce the discomfort for me personally I apply it to my lower abdomen for menstruation pains the results have been very helpful to me as it not only gives you a feeling of relation which itself helps with pains but soothes them as well.
So there we go another beauty secret shared! With so many health and beauty benefits you can truly see why frankincense is a must have. So what are you waiting for? You can find 100% frankincense oil form various retailers. Holland&barrets, boots and sally’s hair and beauty store. Happy using!


                                                        Susie Waumsley