27 Mar 2012

Lily Lolo

First of all, I'm very sorry for the absence, I have hit a rough patch and haven't really had the motivation to do anything, but I am back and will hopefully be posting regularly again.

Last week I recieved my order from Lily Lolo and I am very happy with the products I chose. I have been wanting to purchase some of their products for a while now, but thought I should probably use up some of the ones I have first, so I was like a kid in a candy store when I finally got to. But, sadly, I had to restrain myself and just buy a few things to try.

Sadly, I picked the worst day to start posting as the weather is crap and the photo's arent very good quality, so I may have to add them in at a later time.

I purchased a full sized Mineral Blusher in Cherry Blossom, a full sized Eye Colour in Honey Peach, and sample sizes of Mineral Foundation In The Buff, Mineral Foundation Popcorn, Finishing Powder Flawless Silk and Mineral Shimmer Stardust.
I also purchased the Super Kabuki and I recieved a free Eye Blending Brush.

I love the little frosted pots that the full sized products come in, and the twisty click lid inside the blush is awesome, I haven't seen that in any other loose powder containers before.

Cherry Blossom Blush: I love love love the colour of this, although i'm not really a fan of the shimmer, which, yes I knew it was shimmer when I bought it, but it just doesnt suit me. Or maybe I don't know how to apply it properly. Either way, I will keep using it because the colour is great. It is a nice peachy colour with a candy pink type shimmer to it. Perfect.
Mica (CI77019), May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Ultramarine Blue (CI77007)
Honey Peach Eye Colour: Another perfect colour. I think I buy way too many nude/peachy/skintone shades but I can't help it, they suit me so well. This is a beautiful sandy peach colour with a slight golden shimmer to it.
Mica (CI77019), May Contain : Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Chromium Oxide (CI77288)

Mineral Foundations: I really like the foundation's from Lily Lolo, they actually blend in really well and give a nice flawless, even look. In the Buff is too dark for me but Popcorn is perfect. 
 Mica (CI77019), May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Zinc Oxide (CI77497), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)

Finishing Powder Flawless Silk: This is a really nice product to finish with as it just illuminates the face nicely, giving a fresh finish.
Mica, (CI77019), Iron Oxides ( CI77491, CI77492)

Mineral Shimmer Stardust: Such a nice product. I actually don't use this on my face, but rather as a body shimmer. It doesn't really have any tint to it, so it gives a beautiful glow which is nice for going out. I also read a comment on the Lily Lolo website, where someone said they mix it with moisturiser...that sounds like a good idea to me.  I will deifintely be buying a full size of this.
Mica (CI77019), May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)
I really like the brush's too. The Kabuki is just so much easier to use than the long handled EcoTools brush I was previously using for my powders, and it is so dense. The Eye Blending brush is also really dense and somewhat stiff compared to EcoTools but again, a great brush.

{Cherry Blossom, Honey Peach, In The Buff, Popcorn, Flawless Silk, Stardust}

I would love to try some more of their eyeshadows so if anyone has suggestions on good colours let me know :)

4 Mar 2012

Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Lipstick Swatches

These are the other swatches I ordered from bewellstaywell.com, all Honeybee Gardens.

I have grown to love Honeybee Gardens, especially their lipsticks, they have the most creamy texture and amazing colours, and the lipsticks are also very hydrating.

Soft Kiss: I think my attraction to barbie pink lipstick's is becoming dangerously obsessive, none the less, this color is amazing! To me this colour is the girlie version of Karma, I will be buying this for sure.

Valentine:  Another barbie pink but this one has a slightly mauve-ish hint to it. I definitely think I will be purchasing this one also.

Celestial: It's really hard to explain this colour...I guess its a deep champagne type shade with brownish hints.

San Fransisco: Similar to Celestial but with a more mauve-ish hint.

Paradise: This one is a perfect mix of both Celestial and San Fransisco, with brown and mauve hints to it.

Burlesque: I am so dissapointed with how this shade turned out in the photo, the actual shade in real life is one of the most amazing colours I have ever seen in a lippy. It's a deep fuschia type colour, I have to buy this.

Desire: The perfect red. I was unsure when I first opened the pot to this, as it appears really dark, but once applied this colour lightens out, again, the picture doesn't quite do this shade justice. This is the type of colour that would go perfect with winged eyeliner, a loose updo and an LBD.

{T-B, L-R: Soft Kiss, Valentine, Celestial, San Fransisco, Paradise, Burlesque, Desire}

All the colour's are great, but i'm not sure that I would purchase Celestial, San Fransisco or Paradise as they don't really suit me. It's a shame really, the swatch for Paradise on the Honeybee Gardens website looked really promising, but sadly, it looks nothing like that in real life.

Honeybe Gardnes are bringing out 3, maybe 4, new shades soon!!! Aztec, Bombshell, Superstitious and a mystery shade they are unsure of. I can't wait to buy Aztec!