Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Three New Lip Products!

Hi there! I have accumulated a couple of new lip products over the last week or so, and I thought I would talk about them today.

NYX soft matte lip cream

  • 'Istanbul' 
  • £5.50
  • 8ml 

I bought this whilst I was in Copenhagen, because here in the UK Nyx products aren't sold in every store. I went into the shop and couldn't decide which makeup I wanted to try- there was so much choice! After a lot of thinking I decided to pick up a soft matte lip cream, since I have heard a lot of praise about them. I have a habit of always buying the same shade in everything without realising so I decided to go for something different; this brighter pink shade. The product lasts quite well on my lips however I think the Sephora cream lip stains last longer. This one is cruelty free (although the parent company is L'oreal) though so it is a good alternative to the Sephora version.
Buy this here in the UK.

Urban Decay revolution lipstick

  • 'Rapture'
  • £15.50
  • 2.8g
When I've visited airports before I've seen a lot of tax free beauty but the brands featured are usually ones I'm not interested in purchasing. However, when I saw an Urban Decay stand in the Copenhagen airport I was so excited. I decided to pick up a lipstick and chose this one. I made the same mistake of buying a lipstick in a colour I already own but this one has really impressed me. The formula is creamy and moisturising and offers a shining finish. Although the product isn't matte it stays on extremely well and on the particular day I wore it I found that I only had to touch up once. Overall, I'm very impressed with this one!
Buy this here in the UK.

Sleek MakeUp true colour
  • 'liqueur'
  • £4.99
  • 3.5g
This was another airport purchase, however this one was from the UK. I was looking around the airport Boots and realised that it was exactly the shade I was looking for! A 'my lips but better' shade, the sheen finish improves the appearance of my lips and finishes off an everyday look. The lipstick lasts well and I find that it isn't very noticeable when it starts wearing off. Overall, I would recommend. 
Buy this here in the UK.

And that's all for now! Please leave a comment if you have tried any of these lip products, or if you have any lip recommendations that we should try.

~Jessica Jayne

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

THE BODY SHOP: Collection + Favourites!

Hi there! In this blog post I will be talking about one of my favourite places to buy cosmetics: The Body Shop! Although I've managed to save my Christmas vouchers (impressive, I know) I have still accumulated quite a few products from the shop over time- and I thought I would talk about them!

A favourite scent; Glazed Apple

Last Christmas I wasn't able to get my hands on anything from this range, however this year I bought a selection of products way before December 25th. Sadly I have used up my shower gel but I still have a Body Butter and hand cream. If you have any way to access these products then I would recommend you to do so; they smell amazing. If not be sure to pop into a store next year (Hopefully they will stock it!!!!)

An efficient way to moisturise; Body Butters

I'm sure many people will of heard about The Body Shop's Body Butters; and for a good reason too. I find these products so moisturising and great for the skin in the cold winter months. I like this scent (Shea Butter) in particular because although it doesn't have a strong scent, it leaves you feeling nice and clean. 

Another beautiful scent: Moringa 

Possibly one of the first products I purchased from the store, the Moringa range smells.. well, beautiful! The flower gives off a light floral scent which is perfect for people who don't enjoy overly floral smells but like a little hint once and a while. In this photo I have the Moringa body spray and eau de toilette. Both of these products I've owned for a while and I still love them!

A way to exfoliate: Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub

Maybe this is a strange product to add in, but keeping you feet smooth is essential! I enjoy using this scrub for that reason. The scrub has an overpowering minty smell, but I think it helps to create a feeling of cleanliness after use. It really does make your feet super soft!

Even more scents: Body Sprays

I've already mentioned my Moringa body spray but I must own more! Really, I have a stupid amount of sprays; it's crazy. These two are White Musk Libertine and Vanilla. Both scents are very beautiful and last a good amount of time. I like to use these throughout the day when I feel like topping up my sprays. 


It's an essential. These are two products that I use to keep my skin in good health. The first one is a Honeymania lip balm. This balm is very good at keeping my lips moisturised and not chapped. The second product is of holy grail status. It is the Vitamin E Overnight Serum In Oil. I have used this product every single night for I'd say maybe a year and it has kept my skin completely moisturised. I never have issues with dry spots anymore; this serum is a life saver!

Those were all my favourite products from The Body Shop! I hope you will try out some of my recommendation- let me know if you do, and which products from The Body Shop are your favourites. Bye for now...

Jessica Jayne

Monday, 1 February 2016

Eye Shadow Collection & Reviews

Hi! Today I will be writing a post on my eye shadow collection. I don't exactly own a lot of eye products, however I will still be talking through the ones that I own and whether they are any good...

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

I bought this palette when I went to Spain in October; I saw it in a shop, got really excited and bought it immediately! So far I'm impressed. It was quite cheap I think ($4.99 on the website) so it's a great deal. The colours stay on well throughout the day. My only concern are the colour choices: the green in particular. It looks nice lightly patted onto another colour, but I'm not sure how good it would look if it was packed on the lid. You can see from my swatches that the colours are well pigmented - if you have access to Wet n Wild where you live I think you should buy this palette!

Urban Decay Naked 2

I'm sure you are all well aware of this palette as everyone raves about it. I made the splurge earlier this year and I definitely don't regret it. Just encase you have somehow been living under a rock: the Naked 2 contains a very nice range of neutral eye shadows that are perfect for everyday wear. The brush that comes with the palette is high quality as well (I keep forgetting to wash it though which isn't good). Overall, I love it!

Kat Von D Monarch

I've already taken photos of the shades in the palette, to see them click here. Now this could possibly be my favourite palette that I own, Firstly, I love the colours. It contains many neutrals, and more mattes than the naked palette! I've got to admit that there a bit of fallout with this palette, but I can't ignore that the eye shadows are SO pigmented. I would say that the matte colour is 10 times better than the Naked 2's Foxy. I recommend this palette to anyone who wants great quality neutrals. 

No.7 Mini Eye Palette (Christmas 2014)

I received this palette as a gift last year, and I loved how it looked. The packaging has  a beautiful gold lid which I think looks really nice. The colours are quite nice too, although I think the colours on the bottom row aren't as nice. They do have pretty flecks of glitter though. I was very disappointed when I used the shadows for the first time. I didn't think they were very pigmented at all, and for that reason they just sucked. I haven't tried them out recently but maybe I will give them another go. Not very impressed though..

A selection of single eye products...

1. B. Makeup Creme Eyeshadow

I got this product quite a while ago so I couldn't find any information about it; it was from a free gift for spending a certain amount of money. I don't get much use out of it but its a nice coppery colour which looks quite nice on the lid. It isn't very creamy and I prefer the Colour Tattoos, but it's a nice vegan/cruelty free product!

2. Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow

This Maybelline cream eye shadow is a nice product for days when you don't feel like wearing much makeup. I'm not sure if I chose the best colour to suit me, but the formula itself is nice and creamy; it also stays on well during the day. The only downside is that there isn't a great colour range in my opinion. If you find one that you like I would try it out!

3. Sephora Single Eye Shadow

I received this as a free sample when I spend WAY TOO MUCH in Seville's Sephora. I like this colour and it is actually similar to the B. Eye Shadow; this one has more of a hint of brown though. This product is pretty, however I don't use it much since I like to use my palettes. If you do get this as a free sample make sure to try it out though.

And that's all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post and learnt some good product recommendations for your future shopping. Have a nice week!

Jessica Jayne