Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Oh So Simple :)

Yeh, cheesy title i know :)...
Just a Review on the Simple Skincare I use.
From Left:
Vital Vitamin Day Cream.
Nourishing Eye Makeup Remover Cream
Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Pore Minimising Toning Cleanser
Hydrating Light Moisturiser

I tend to use eye make up remover first, I apply a pea size amount to my fingertips and gentley massage it around my eye area to break up the product, then i remove with a cotton wool pad. This particular remover is sooo gentle on the eyes and removes waterproof mascara without having to rub.:) I repeat this for the other eye and then move onto cleanser.

For the cleanser i add a penny size amount to two cotton pads and massage this into my skin. I repeat this as many times as it takes to remove all makeup. Usually about 2-3 :)

After this i take the toner and with a cotton ball sweep this all over my face. (At the moment im using tea tree oil but i normally use this) The pore minimising toner isnt as good as the regular kind, as it has a pretty bad chemical smell and isnt really good for use near the eyes. It still removes the last traces of makup though.

Finally i use moisturiser. At the moment im using the Vital Vitamin version as my skin is very dry and this formula is much creamier, however when summer comes around i will be back to the light moisturiser as it doesnt clog pores when its warm.

I absolutely adore these products and buy them over and over again because they're great for sensitive skin like mine as they have no colours or fragrance.

There are other ranges for things such as mild acne, sun protection and ageing. So I recommend trying them out!

Hope this has helped :)

Lou xxx

Monday, 12 April 2010

42 Beauty Questions Tag

I found this tag on and thought it would be fun to do, so i suppose i tag my followers and anyone else who fancies doing it really :D


-How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice, Morning and Night :)

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

Combination/sensitive i get incredibly dry patches then an oily t-zone

-What is your current facial wash?

Its more of an everyday scrub and its Soap an Glory 'scrub your nose in it' facial scrub :)

-Do you exfoliate?

Yes, gently everyday, then once a week properly with clinique pore minimizing thermal active skin refiner. (The name really makes me laugh :L )

-What brand do you use?

Clinique, Soap and Glory, Simple and St Ives. I switch them around a lot so my skin doesnt get used to one thing.

-What moisturiser do you use?

Simple 'Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser' in the Summer and Simple 'Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Day Cream' in the Winter :)

-Do you have freckles?

Yep, across my nose and cheeks especially in Summer and I LOVE THEM!!! :D

-Do you use eye cream?

Sometimes, I havent found anything amazing yet but i have previously used Simple 'Kind to Eyes Balm' and The Body Shop 'Vitamin E Eye Cream' which are both pretty good.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Not acne as such. Just the occasional break out. Im pretty lucky so far but im still a teenager so we'll see!! :)

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

Should i know what this is :)??

-- MAKE-UP --

-What foundation do you use?

Many. (Not all at once)
-Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse (Ivory)
-Rimmel Stay Matte (Ivory)
-Loreal True Match (Ivory)
-Benefit Play Sticks (Jax...which is probably a fancy way of saying Ivory!!) :L

-How about concealer?

Benefit Boi-ing concealer (Light)
Mac Studio Sculpt (NC15 but i think i should be an NW:/)

-Do you know your undertone color?

Nope ^^^ obviously :)

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think i'd cry if I had to deal with putting them on everyday, but theyre gorgeous for special occasions.

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yep, but seriously who does that?? I sometimes clean the wand if ive had it for a while and obviously throw it away when it drys out. I dont have the money to buy them every three months though.

-What brand of mascara do you use?

Loreal Telescopic in Black and Brown.
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Black

-Sephora or MAC?

We don't have a Sephora so MAC.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?


-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Ruby and Millie Foundation Brush, Fingers, Sponge, R&M Blush Brush.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Only when im wearing a lot of different shadows and i use MAC prep&prime eye in Light

-For the face?

GOSH cosmetics Velvet Touch Foundation Primer in Apricot

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

I love really bright colours so my favourites are probably Barry M Dazzle Dust in 92 and 75 which are a bright blue and green :D

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both, usually liquid on upper lid and pencil on lower, but im using a felt tip eyeliner from bourjois at the moment called Liner Feutre

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Ive done it once. Liquid eyeliner. Grey Eye. Not fun.:/

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I like them but they go EVERWHERE so you have to be careful, pressed is quicker and easier

-Do you use mineral makeup?

Ive never tried it.

-What is your favorite lipstick?

~I dont really where a lot of lip products usually just lip balm.

-How about lipgloss?

No7 Liplicious in Marshmallow. Its a lovely baby pink colour :)

-What is your favorite blush to use?

MAC Blushcreme in LadyBlush

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Nope I cant afford to risk it.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?

Yeh a lot of it. I prefer them for foundations and mascara, then i buy eyeshadows that are more pigmented from MAC, Clinique etc

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

Do we have these in England?

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

If i had the chance i'd love to, but i doubt i will.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Not really, when its part of your everyday routine it just comes naturally.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Super thick mascara. A line of foundation (its obvious its there even to the person wearing it so it really does confuse me) Trying to cover freckles with foundation and overdoing it on the blush. (It can look nice if done properly but not when its troweled on)

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

Both, depends on the occasion :D

-Which celebrity always has great make up?

I dont really pay attention tbh

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Mascara :)

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Of course I do it all the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

Well makeup is supposed to enhance not hide, so yes :)  CHEESSSEEEE :P

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

MAC or Benefit theyre both lovely lines, but it is wrong that i really like the packaging??Im a bit of an organisation freak so I like that things all match and fit well together :)

-What do you think of Makeup?

I love it, but i could live without it also.  (I wouldnt want to though :L)

Phewww, that was long :)

Hope you enjoy and hope to see your answers up soon!!!

Love xxx


Thankyou Kelly :)

So after being a member of blogspot for all of two days i have won something :')

Anywayy In appreciation ....

Go and check out Kelly's blog!!!

I mean seriously, she likes tea, jewellery and fashion. You can't go wrong :D

Oh and she makes amazing jewellery too (but maybe im bias :D )



Love xxxx

P.S Next review up on my blog will be either Simple Skincare, or a rather small MAC haul :)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Simple ViP

Simple ViP

I actually swear by this stuff :)

'Makeup Kitten' Giveaway!!!

Makeup Kitten here on blogspot is having a pretty amazing giveaway :)

Go and check it out

Love xxx

Review - Benefit Play Sticks :D

So I got this Foundation about a year ago, (well my mum bought me it) :D and i've probably only used around half of it. I wear it when im going somewhere special or i need an extra bit of coverage as i tend to wear minimal foundation on a day to day basis. I'm only 16 so i don't like to trowel it on like the majority of girls at my school :)

Anyhow, the first time i tried this foundation it felt a bit cakey and i didnt really like it all that much. However i soon found out that this is because i hadnt realised it was a cream to powder foundation. So round two and a much smaller amount of product later, I LOVE IT. Its excellent at covering my blemishes and leaves a smooth matte finish, also a little goes a long way (Which it ought to really when it costs £25.50). It smells gorgeous too as it contains green tea and chamomile, which is also good for the skin :D

It comes in 9 different shades and i got the one called 'Jax' which i would say is one of the paler ones.

I'd reccomend applying with a liquid foundation brush ( I use a Ruby and Millie face brush) as it starts off as a cream so could clog up a powder foundation brush. Then i tend to blend out with a cosmetic sponge. This works really well for me, however its always good to find the way that works best for you :). USE SPARINGLY!!!

If anyone else has this i'd love to know your thoughts and opinions :)

Love. XXX

Saturday, 10 April 2010


So yeh :/
It seems some how i have managed to 'follow' myself :D
yayy well done Lou(Y) pure genius there.
At least i have one :')


Aha sooo..
...if anyone happens to stumble across this blog, help would be greatly appreciated :).
Perhaps a run down on how to use blogspot?

Well, well, well, Lucy's posting a blog...

Just a test to make sure i can actually work out how to do this :)