Saturday, 7 December 2013

Recent beauty buys.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer | Models Own Nail Varnish in Utopia | Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in shade In Love with Ginger

I haven't done a beauty post on my blog before, however this morning I thought why the hell not? I love beauty products and trying and seeing what works and what doesn't, so here I find myself now, rambling on about the recent products I have stumbled across. 
I'd been looking to invest in a good primer for a while now, as I felt it would make such a big difference in the application of foundation especially on nights out. I've been wearing the Smash box primer on a daily basis and I do find it helps with the longevity of my make-up but does not seem to make a considerable difference in application. This product is hard to judge due to it not being visible on your face like a lipstick or eye shadow. I have yet to be photographed whilst wearing this, and I think I will make a definite judgement when I see photographs from a night out and can determine whether it has helped my skin stay flawless. I would like to try Benefit's Stay don't stray primer in future though as I know it has many raving reviews!


 I got this nail varnish free in a little body spray kit and I have to say I am loving it! It is my go to nail varnish for this winter. The pastel purple grey tones are the perfect compliment to cold hands on these winter days! I'm not sure whether this shade is available to buy in shops or if it was just a promotional offer but I would definitely recommend it. The application is flawless as usual with Models Own polishes and quite affordable too, win, win situation.


I bought this lipstick on a whim when watching YouTube videos and seeing a few Beauty Vloggers rave about this lipstick. I really like the shade as I think its a pretty take on a Bright red lipstick but with a slight coral twist, and I had been dying to get my hands on a coral shade! I know I'm a little late to jump on the band wagon as it's a typical summer colour however I had to invest. I love the moisturising aspect of this lipstick and Rimmel is my go to brand for lip products as they feel wonderful on my chapped lips. (I need to stop my bad habit of picking them.) The colour I'm not to sure of, I just don't feel that it compliments my skin tone as much as a true red, and I think it would be better suited to pale people. I won't be investing in any more coral shades unfortunately.




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52 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a decent primer for a while but on a bit of a budget at the moment. Using MUA pro base right now but I don't think it really makes much of a difference - just another product on my face :P

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  2. Love your blog so much :)

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  4. Very pretty colour nice nail polish http://somelikeitblonde.blogspot.co.u

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  5. i've been realizing more and more that there is more out there besides mac lipstick.
    great shade!
    :)
    vanessa

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  6. You have such a beautiful blog! Also, your aspiration to be the owner of a French Bulldog is one that I'm sure many women can look up to :)

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  7. The lip colour pretty - Rimmel is so great for lips in this cold weather :-) xx

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  8. I really want to try the smashbox phoofinsih primer! It looks sooo good! And i'm not really a primer person :')

    Sharlotte

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  9. Im really want to try the smashbox primer, you should do a reviw if you have time :)

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  10. That lipstick is such a gorgeous colour!
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  11. That nail polish is so lovely and I love that lip color!

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  12. Have you noticed if the Smashbox primer helps with oily skin or not? I've been wanting to try it out for ages but because of how oily my skin is the only products that help are those that make the skin matte. Hope to hear from you :)

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  13. Lovely product review you have got there (: , totally agreed with you that a good primer is a great investment. x

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  14. I have to say I'm really happy I found your blog it's so great! really enjoy reading your posts!
    Just followed you on bloglovin!

    Much love xxx
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  15. The lipstick and nail polish are amazing !
    I love your blog, do you wanna follow each other ? I follow you now ;)

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  16. I love those lipsticks, they're great quality
    love victoriajanex
    xx

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  17. great post, that nail polish color is so pretty.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  18. Utopia is gorgeous. I really want to try that smashbox primer! x

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  19. Great colors. And a wonderful nail lacquer for everyday.

    xoxo

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  20. Love the polish! Nude colours are so nice :)
    Love the blog.

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  21. Great buys I love models own utopia xx

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  22. Love that Models Own nail polish... sigh its too pretty! Xxx

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  23. Love the lipstick and the nail polish! Both amazing colours :)

    xo Mel
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Positivity

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  24. Paige, I LOVE your blog!! Your beauty buys look great and I love that lipstick color. :) I'm a new follower!

    If you're interested, follow me back!

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  25. the colour nail polish is so cute! may have to buy it!

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  26. in love with ginger looks great!

    check out my blog?
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  27. I love the colour of that lipstick ) xx

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  28. Hi Paige!

    Thanks for dropping a comment on my blog! Had to come and check out your blog, fab stuff!
    I own a utopia polish too and the colour is awesome non?

    new follower!!!

    Zara xx

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. That lipstick is the perfect colour <3

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  30. we love the quality of your pictures! that lip stick is the perfect shade for the festive season

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  31. I always wanted to try this Smashbox primer thanks for the little review :) that lipstick looks absolutely gorgeous as well x

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  32. I love Utopia! One of my favourite shades, a nice neutral tone without being boring. Models Own all the way :)

    Natalie | Just a Thought

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  33. ooooh i love the look of that coral lipstick! so pretty! :)
    xx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  34. I have this lipstick and I wear it constantly! Such a nice shade I think!

    Emmie xx

    www.topknotfringeandawhatnot.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. What great picks! I am loving that nail polish and lipstick :)
    xo TJ

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  37. Lovin' the colour of that lipstick!

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  39. Hi Paige, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog post. I have this lipstick- it's gorgeous! Now following your blog..:) Annabelle. X www.annabellzattic.com

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