Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Stila Cosmetics: £1


Today I paid a small visit to one of my favourite shops ever. Poundland. This is a shop where everything is £1! I love it because you can get some amazing steals and you just cannot believe it's £1. 

Today I went in and browsed the beauty section which is my first stop on every visit! On this occasion I found one of the best bargains I have ever come across in Poundland. Stila Cosmetics

Until recently, when the company started to stock in Boots, it was hard to find Stila unless it was Christmas time in the UK. I managed to get my hand on two amazing products which I know I will get some great use out of. 

First, is the Stila spf30 Oil Free Sheer Cover Tinted Moisturiser which I got in shade Bare (Light 2) 

I have tried this out and it is very easy to apply has quite a thick consistency for a Tinted Moisturiser but blends out really well and a little goes a long, long way. On your skin it feels airy and light and doesn't really feel like there is anything on your skin. The colour is a perfect match for me and I am going to try and get some more!

The final product I got was the Stila 4 Pan Compact which is a sleek and simple design emblazoned with the Stila logo. I think this will be brilliant when I fill it with some eyeshadows and will be so easy to take away if I stay out for a night. 

I could not find the RRP prices online for these products so I am unsure whether they have been discontinued or not. 

Let me know if you have any Poundland bargains! 

Geordie Beauty Junkie 
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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Avon Haul

My Avon order arrived! YAY

I've been waiting absolutely ages for this order because it was the first order I actually sat down and thought, right what can I get which will be useful for my blog. 

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The first item I ordered was the Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil: Leave in Treatment.

 This is a 30ml product which is suitable for all hair types and cost £2.99. 

The bottle says, "This exotic blend containing rare Moroccan argan oil absorbs instantly, infusing hair with moisture and shine."

I got this because I thought it would be fun to try because my hair is pretty dry and damaged and also there is still a lot of hype about hair oils! 

My first impressions of this product is that it smells good. It has a scent which I know to be consistent with other Advanced Techniques hair oils and the consistency is quite thick but still runny and after placing some onto my hand it has left my hand quite soft! The packaging is glass making it very sturdy and expensive looking and there is a pump making access to the product quick and simple!

I'll let you know how I get on, but first, have you tried any hair oils? 
Let me know what your opinion is below and if anyone has any tips or tricks post them in the comments!! 

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Next, I got the Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and the Conditioner to go with it. Each contain 250ml's of product and cost £1.50 each. These however were on special opening prices will vary depending on which brochure you are ordering from!

The shampoo bottle states: "This gentle shampoo helps to transform dry hair and leaves it feeling moisturised...Instantly detangles leaving hair soft, smooth and silky." 

The conditioner states: "This hydrating conditioner helps to transform dry hair, locking in moisture from root to tip...Deeply conditions and leaves hair noticeably more beautiful and manageable."  

My first impressions of these are that the smell is very nice and consistent with that of other Advanced Techniques Shampoo's and Conditioners, the packaging is simple and again is consistent with other products however the colouring differs with different types. 

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Finally, I ordered the Solutions Hydra Beyond: Hydrating Eye Cream. You get 15ml's of product and costs £3 but again this depends on the brochure you order from as prices vary from brochure to brochure with Avon. 

"This lightly fragranced eye cream is formulated with Sea Oak complex to help leave skin around your eye area with a hydrated feeling that lasts all day. Skin looks and feels dramatically replenished."

My first impressions of this product is very positive and I love the easy access packaging with a nozzle to get out a small amount at a time. 

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Let me know if you have tried any of these? 

Your comments are always appreciated!! 

Geordie Beauty Junkie 
x x x

Friday, 10 August 2012

FOTN: Cousin's Wedding

On the 4th August 2012 my cousin got married! Yay! 

For the party in the evening I got my make up done by a MAC artist in Fenwicks, Newcastle. I got a £25 gift voucher for Christmas and had kept it to use for a special occasion. 

The dress I wore was by the Miso brand at Republic and can be bought here. It is quite unique with the eclectic range of prints and colours. The colours have a varied range but have a rock chick vibe! The length of the dress is perfect as I am petite at 5ft 3" and sits perfectly!

I picked up the colours purple and grey from the dress and asked for those to be incorporated into my eye look. The artist in MAC was amazing with me and helped so much in creating a look I was so happy with. 

Firstly let me show you the products used. 

On my skin: Oil Control Lotion and Prep + Prime Skin
On my face: Matchmaster Foundation Shade 1 and Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15
On my eyes: Trax, Copperplate and Vanilla 
On my brows: Lingering 
Liner: Feline Khol and Designer Purple
Mascara: Fix Lash  
Lashes: number 36
Cheeks: Well Dressed Blush, Golden Bronzer and Prep + Prime Transparent Setting Powder
Lips: Hue Lipstick and Partial to Pink Gloss

This was the end result. The first image is in the MAC concession and the second in my back garden in natural light. 

The end result was really gorgeous and I got loads of compliments on the look. I was pleased overall with the service I received from my artist Laura. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone wishing to get a make over. 

Have you had a MAC make over? 

Thank You, Geordie Beauty Junkie! xxx