Friday, 27 June 2014

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick #17 Red Muse Swatches & Review

Passing through House Of Fraser spotted a half price sale at the YSL counter.
Saw this little gem in the sale.
Been wanting to try these lipsticks for sooo long, however could not justify the price. 
Half price is do-able, in fact less than a MAC lipstick.
I picked up....

 YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick
in shade
#17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse 

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse 17

To start with the packaging is so pretty and is definitely a high end luxury item!
The gold casing as well as the logo embellishment make this lipstick stunning to look at.
Not to mention very eye-catching on my dressing table too! 

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse 17

The formula is so incredibly buttery soft and creamy to apply. It has such a delicious fruity smell and taste. 
Feels lovely and hydrating, like silk on the lips.

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse

A good few hours of wear. I find with it being a silky finish doesn't last as long as say my matte lipsticks. However this doesn't matter to me as I just re-apply.
17 Red Muse
This shade is a rich deep red with a silky glossy finish.

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Lipstick in shade #17 'Rouge Muse' - Red Muse review swatch

Such a bold colour, an absolute delight to wear. 
Makes me feel so special when wearing!!
Ssshhhh!! Nobody needs to know I got it half price! 

Take time for you. Take care and look after yourself.
Thanks for popping by luv acesparklestar xoxo

Sunday, 22 June 2014

MAC Pink Pigeon Lipstick is back

Did anyone see the Big Brother 2nd live eviction on Friday 20th June 2014? 
Which saw Pauline booted out of the house?
Well, if you did then most likely like me you will have noticed the stunning lip colour Emma Willis was rocking.

Emma Willis Pink Pigeon MAC matte lipstick swatch review #BBUK14

A quick 'google' and a tweet later.....

Saturday, 21 June 2014

What I wore on my face to see Disney's Maleficent

Last weekend I went to see 
This is what I wore on my face.... 

Bare Minerals Ready Foundation R170
Bare Minerals creamy Concealer Light 2
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Flawless Definition Mascara
Bare Minerals Ready eye-shadow....
 'The Inspiration' - Muse & Passion eye colours.
Clinique Chubby stick in 'Mightiest Maraschino'

I chose to wear Lady Gaga 'Fame'
Simply for it's black liquid before it is sprayed - felt it fitting to see the film.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Disney film Maleficent. Angelina Jolie was spot on. Her lipstick was flawless throughout!! Sorry but as a beauty addict it was the first thing I noticed!! 
Having grown up watching the original Sleeping beauty it was refreshing to see the other side of the story.
Don't want to say too much as this will spoil it for those of you still to see it. But in my humble opinion it is definitely worth seeing.
Can't wait for it to come out on blu-ray so I can watch it again!

Take time for you. Take care and look after yourself.
Thanks for popping by luv acesparklestar xoxo

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Porchester Square Gel Nails Inc review

Nails inc 
New Gel Formula
'Porchester Square'

Really like the finish and formula on the new gel effect polishes. The wide brush makes it easy to apply and I find 2-3 coats is enough to give my nails a opaque strong colour.
With this Gel formula I find I tend not to need a top coat as the finish is a nice subtle sheen that does seem to last a good 4-5 days on me.

Porchester Square is a lovely everyday nude beige. 
Muted & neutral, really is suitable for all occasions and suits all outfits.
If i'm ever not sure which colour to wear on my talons this is my go to colour. 

Contains Placticiser technology, meaning no uv needed to create a salon gel effect.
A shiny gel gloss finish has the desired effect of plumping the nails, giving them a nice sheen.
I get about 4-5 days wear, before chips get the better of me and I need to reapply.

Highly recommend this gel nail varnish from Nails Inc such a fab colour to suit every mood you're in.

Have you tried any of the other gel colours from Nails Inc? The purple or pink one looks nice. Any you would recommend?

Take time for you. Take care and look after yourself.
Thanks for popping by luv acesparklestar xoxo 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

#Redlippyproject Topshop lipstick in Red Lippy

#Redlippyproject #Makeamark

#Redlippyproject #makeamark topshop cervical smear

This post is a gentle reminder to book that appointment for you smear test. I know its easier to put it off, because let's face it a smear test is pretty darn embarrassing! However if caught early enough cervical cancer is highly treatable. So don't delay!

My advice would be book the appointment. On the day have something planned for afterwards. Something to look forward to. Be it a new lippy, eye shadow, book or trip to the cinema. Whatever you are into.

Topshop are donating 33% from the sale of their red lipstick to the project. Available to buy in store or online.

#makeamark #redlippyproject smear test

The lipstick is a beautiful pillar box red.

#makeamark #redlippyproject topshop red lipstick swatch

Take a photo of yourself wearing red lipstick to help spread awareness of cervical screening. 
Post to twitter using hashtag #redlippyproject #makeamark

Sunday, 8 June 2014

SPF Facial Sun protection

SPF Face Sun Protection
With summer approaching and the sun hopefully making an appearance here in the UK (Finger's crossed!)
I thought I would break down the different ways of protecting your face from the sun.

SPF What is it?
This is a measure of how much UV radiation is required to produce sunburn on protected skin. 
The higher the spf the more protection it provides against UV-B rays which are the ones that cause sunburn.
UVA rays are the one that don't cause sunburn on the skin but are cause DNA damage within the cells.
The sunscreen you need to you to provide effective protection is a 'Broad spectrum' UVA/UVB.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Magazine Freebies!! June 2014. Ren Hot Cloth Cleanser & Ciate Caviar Nail Varnish Set

June 2014 Magazine Freebies!!
(July Issue)

Yet again it's a great month for magazine freebies!
Here is a little round-up of the ones I picked up.....

Marie Claire 

You get 2 nail polishes from top nail brand Ciate. Well a nail varnish and a caviar.
Caviar are little beads, a bit like the sprinkles you put on top of cakes!
The idea is to sprinkle onto your wet nail. Adds a texture and a fab unique look to your nails.
Would say to perhaps do one nail on each hand to make it stand out! Or if you are highly skilled just do the tips. Possibilities are endless!

The caviar beads can be a little messy to apply! I remedied this by using a small pot 
(such as the little travel ones - got mine from primark £1 for set of 3 bottles, funnel and a pot)

I poured some beads into the pot, the whilst the one nail was still wet gently dipped it into the beads!

Pictured above 'Fairy Dust' Ciate set

'Sugar plum' nail varnish - pale lilac
with one nail of 'Ice Queen' Caviar beads.

There are 6 different colours to choose from:

Starry Night
Party Punch
Purple Rain
Sunset Shimmer
Fairy Dust
Peach Fizz

Considering the RRP is £10 each. 
£2.50 for the magazine and nail set is just good economical sense!

I chose 'Fairy Dust'
However... can't promise I won't be picking up 'Purple Rain' or 'Sunset Shimmer'


This month they are giving a Ren hot cloth cleanser, as well as a flannel too.
Really excited to try this cleanser. 
This cleanser is new out!

Cleanses, purifies and removes make-up too.

  • Vitamin P from Rosa Centifolia protects the capillary venous system to decongest and soothe
  • Triglycerides from Cocoa Seed Butter improve the skin barrier functions against moisture loss
  • Rosa Damascena from Damask Rose Petals relieves and soothes skin
No parabens, mineral oil or other nasty chemicals.
 Love how you get a cloth too adds a nice touch. 
This size would be great for taking away on holiday.

Red Magazine are also giving a free Mavala nail varnish.
I was very good and resisted simply because I have too many nail varnishes and the colours didn't really appeal to me!

Hope this helps, now go pick them up before they fly off the shelves!!

Take time for you. Take care and look after yourself.
Thanks for popping by luv acesparklestar xoxo

Disco Fever Nail Varnish Rimmel Kate Moss Review

Rimmel Salon Pro
from the Kate Moss collection

Another addition to my Rimmel nail varnish collection! (oops!)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Victoria's Secret Mists Review

Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mists

I have 'Pure Seduction','Hello Darling' and my favourite of all 3 'Love Spell'

This has white nectarine & peony. 
This is a lovely mild and subtle sparkling, fruity scent. 

Is red plum & freesia. 
Nice, light, fruity explosion, not too over bearing.

Cherry blossom & peach are the reasons i love this scent. 
Is a lovely effervescent fruity, lingering scent.

Really like these fragrance mists, I enjoy spritzing these as an all over body mist.
Find them very refreshing and light. Not too strong or overpowering, the ones I have provide a subtle fruity fragrance. 

As an all over body spritz they are fabulous!
A pop of scent with chamomile and aloe vera to calm and nourish your skin.

Haven't got a Victoria's secret near to where I live, purchased mine from ebay, so glad I did.
Have you tried Victoria's secret fragrance mists? Which one was your favourite?

Take time for you. Take care and look after yourself.
Thanks for popping by luv acesparklestar xoxo

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Pink Pong Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Review

Rouge Edition Velvet
06 Pink Pong

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Pink Pong lipstick stain matte

This lip-gloss has an unusual velvety Matte finish to it yet still feels silky on the lips. 
Very strange texture - not quite a gloss, definitely not a lipstick but not as thin as a stain.
Once on this really stays put. Packs a punch and lasts through eating, drinking. You kind of forget it's there really. Its such a light formula. It's only when you occidentally touch your mouth and end up with pink all over your fingers you realize - yes it's still there!

I chose the colour PINK PONG which is a bright hot fuchsia pink.
I wanted something that was out of my nude / safe comfort zone and boy did i pick the right one.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Pink Pong lipstick stain gloss swatch review

It's a really nice bright shade to wear. Have not yet had the confidence to actually wear it outside, where there are actual people who will see me!!. One step at a time! 

I wore this around the house and it lasted all through breakfast, lunch and more. So they're staying power is amazing. Nice to wear not gloopy, sticky.

With it being a matte formula, i was worried it would highlight any dry flaky bits on my lips, some matte lipsticks have a tendency to do that, but not at all. Very hydrating and smooth on the lips.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Pink Pong lipstick stain matte

There are more subtler shades in this range if your not ready to step into the bold category.
I will definitely be picking some more shades up.
Have you tried the Bourjois velvets? What shade did you pick up?

Take time for you. Take care and look after yourself.
Thanks for popping by luv acesparklestar xoxo

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Month of May Favourites

Can not believe it is now June! 

Thought I would do a little round up of things I have been using over the past month of May.