Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Haul :]

I went into town yesterday to pick up some things I needed from boots (boring things like cotton pads and faces wipes) but I also picked up a few things as I was walking around.


Boots have an offer at the moment for Soap and Glory. If you spend £12 you get a Scrub of your life body scrub for free. It's described as 'the ultimate super-smoothing body butter' and after one use and I can say I love it already. I much prefer it to the Flake away scrub which I find can leave not only me, but my bath oily! To get this product free I bought the Soap and Glory Eau de toilette 'Formula 2'. I am sooo glad Soap and Glory have bought out this fragrance. It has the same smell as their products and it is LOVELY. It is described as having top notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin, jasmine and freesia on a mix of musks, sandalwood, vanilla and amber. I have no idea what this means as I am rubbish and fragrance smells but I can confirm the smell is lovely. If you like fragrances like Britney spears fantasy and Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb then you will most probably like this!

I also picked up some Botanics Face super balm as my skin is suffering from the drastic change of weather. It's soo cold at the moment. I have used this a couple of times after buying it and soo far soo good.

I also caved into buying the L'oreal Lash renewal serum. To be honest I don't have much faith in this product as I have and currently use Enormous Lash to keep my eye lashes long. It seems weird to me that you have to apply this product to the whole of the lash rather than the roots. I will have a go at this product in hoping it will keep my actual lashes in good condition and I will carry on using the Enornmous lash.

The last thing I picked up was the Lee Stafford Matt Fat powder. First of all... For £8.99 I would have expected a lot more product in the container! The container is half full. I checked the others and they were all like this. I haven't tried this as of yet so I can't comment on the performance. I'll keep you updated!

Bryden xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Natural Skincare!

When I went up to Fife in Scotland a few weeks ago I found a little shop in a village called Aberdour. The shop was called 'Mystique Moments' and they sold all kinds of 'witchy' type things like aura sprays, stones, candles and herbs. They also had their own all natural skin care line called 'Green Witch'. I picked up a few products including their light cleansing cream, moisturiser (two types - oily skin and all skin types), 'Morgaines Fountain of Youth - Lip and Eye formula', witch hazel toner and a rose water toner. I did buy the lemon and lime lip balm but it seems to be lost.


All the products apart from the toners and the lip and eye treatment are beeswax based. The cleansing cream is very effective at removing eye make up and is very very creamy. It does leave a slight residue once tissued off but I find that happens a lot when I try to tissue off a cleanser so I normally rinse with water after. The moisturiser is based on a mixture of beeswax, almond oil and coconut oil and then depending on the moisturiser you purchase certain essential oils will be added to that. For example the moisturiser for all skin types contains lavender water, french lavender essential oil and chamomile essential oil - smells wonderful!. The consistancy of the moisturiser is very daunting at first as I am used to using a cream or a lotion and these are more of an oil once applied to the skin. I haven't used the lip and eye treatment enough to comment on its performance but I can describe the product for you. It is an oil based formula which is rolled around the eye and lip area to delay the signs of wrinkles. The ingredients are not listed as they are a secret blend.

Regarding the toners - They are pretty overpriced for what you get and I expect that you're paying for the glass bottle. However, I am enjoying using these. I use the rose water when my skin needs more moisture and the witch hazel when I feel my skin needs a deeper clean.

I would reccommend this skin care line to anyone. I have noticed a lot less breakouts and skin seems to be more of an even tone. You will have to have an open mind about the moisturiser as it is rather oil like. I have noticed that the moisturiser for oily skin is less like oil and would feel more comfortable to wear on oily skin. The toners are fantastic but at £4.00 for the witch hazel and £5.00 for the rose water I am going to look elseware for cheaper alternatives. I can then store the cheaper version and top my glass bottles up when needed.

If anyone is interested in these products they are available online here:

Bryden x

Saturday, 26 September 2009

FOTD - Smokin'!

Hello everyone!

I'm going out for a meal tonight for my Dad's birthday tonight. I wanted to do a smokey grey eye as I'll be wearing a black dress. I kept the lips simple and only used MAC's pink fish lip conditioner.

This is what I ended up with :


For my eyes I used the beautyUK pallette in number 4 using the lightest beigey shade, the lightest grey and the black. I lined my waterline using a Rimmel Khol pencil in white. For my mascara I used the Maybelline Pulse Perfection. I'm quite impressed with this product but I'm not liking how far up the 'on' button is on the handle.

For my face I used Rimmels Lasting Finish foundation in Ivory with Perfekt transparent primer underneath (fantastic product!). I used MAC's well dressed blush on the cheeks along with a light dusting of MAC's mineralize blush in Style Demon. For my setting powder I used Duwop's Mattillume in lighter. I recently just purchased this and I love it. It's very comparable to MAC's Minerlize Skin Finish natural. Duwop's Mattillume also contains two shades - a lighter one for the whole face and a slighter darker more bronzey shade. I used both of the shades swirled together on the whole face and it gives a lovely finish.

Apologies for the bad photo! I'm having to use my blackberry for photos at the moment.

Bryden xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

GOSH Darling Dupe

I recently bought MAC's Close to real lipstick from the High Def collection. As soon as I got it I knew it reminded me of something but I couldn't put my finger on it. This was until I went to go find my Gosh Darling lipstick for a night out and realised that this colour is extremely similar to MAC's Close to real lipstick!

I do realise that a lot of the UK bloggers and youtubers have Gosh Darling but as far as I am aware you are unable to get this brand in the US. If any US people are after this shade then the MAC shade is worth a try.

I will say that the MAC lipstick is more pigmented than the Gosh Darling. Gosh Darling is also a little smoother to apply.

Here is a picture of the lipsticks alongside one another:


I hope this has helped someone!

Bryden x

Monday, 14 September 2009

A Review - Bliss Softening Socks and Salve.

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been away for a while. We have recently switched internet at the flat and I wasn't able to get online as much as I could.

I'd like to give you some feedback on the Bliss Softening Socks and Salve I started using a while ago. These socks have really made a difference to my feet. They look better and they feel better. I used them at night while I was sleeping. I did find myself waking up in the middle of the night in pain from them 'gripping' around my toes. This happened almost every other night. I can only assume that this may have been because I have reallllly small feet (size 3 1/2)so the socks may have been swamping my feet. The salve itself was very nice and I did not find it overly greasy. I have used this salve without the socks when I couldn't bear the thought of waking up in the middle of the night again! I will be repurchasing the salve once I run out. In my opinion I think the socks will work without the salve and would work with another foot cream if you weren't able to buy both.

Overall, I would really recommend these. Eventhough they did 'grip' and squish my toes as the results were very good. I am now thinking about getting some of the Softening Gloves for the winter.

Bryden xx

Monday, 17 August 2009

Arty stuff

My good friend Sarah has just set up a blog dedicated to her art. She is a very talented artist. If you are interested in art then you should definitely check her blog out. Shes also the singer in a band called Lets Buy Happiness and are coming out with an EP very soon (

Here the link:

This is my favourite piece. She has not posted this on her blog as of yet and shes currently on holiday.


Bryden xx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

10 songs I'm listening to...Tag!

I saw this tag on carbonprincess' blog and thought I'd have a go myself. It seems like it's an old tag but I'm sure I can be forgiven :]

1. Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound.
I am soo excited to see this band at Leeds Festival. I absolutely love this song!

2. Set your Goals - Mutiny!
Another band which I am hoping to catch at Leeds Festival. This is a really upbeat song sound wise. You could have a good drunken dance to this one! haha

3. Metro Station - Shake it.
BIGGEST GUILTY PLEASURE IN THE WORLD. My friend is a dj at a local nightclub and he sometimes plays and dedicates the song to me. Makes me cringe everytime! This song reminds me of a really happy time though so I still love it.

4. Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend.
This song is soo catchy I can't stop listening to it. I really love Calvin Harris. He's got an awesome sense of humour and I really love his youtube channel. I'm also going to see him at the 02 Academy in Newcastle in October. Exciting!

5. The Pierces - Ruin.
Such a beautiful song sang by two beautiful women. This song is soo beautiful yet soo bitter at the same time. The perfect combination in my opinion for a 'boys are rubbish' phase!

6. Tilly and the Wall - Pot Kettle Black.
I've seen this band a handful times and they are such a feel good band. This is one of their heavier songs and it's awesome! They've changed their sound quite recently and this is one of their newer songs. I much prefer their older sound but this was a pleasant suprise! I really wish I could tap dance!

7. Polar Bear Club - Burned Out In A Jar.
Another band at Leeds Festival this year. I saw these at the O2 Academy in Newcastle a few month ago and they were awesome. I only wish it was in a more intimate venue. Check this band out. SOO GOOD.

8. Jacks Mannequin - Bruised.
Such a lovely song sang by a lovely man. The singer is Andrew McMahon who is also in Something Corporate. He has such a lovely voice!

9. Paramore - Crushcrushcrush.
I love dancing to this song when I'm out.

10. Shook Ones - Bad Year.
This is one of my favourite bands of all time and I recently had the honour of cooking for them when they played a venue in Newcastle. My friend is a promoter and put the gig on. I usually make food for bands for him when he gets them to play Newcastle. I made spag bol and garlic bread if you're interested! I got to have a few drinks with a couple members of the band after the gig. I was very shy but it was awesome! Check this band out if you're into melodic hardcore and similar bands like Against Me!, Crime In Stereo and Kid Dynamite.

Bryden xxx

Monday, 10 August 2009

Belated July Favourites!

Hi everyone!

This is a little bit belated. I've tried out a number of products this month which I know will definitely be in my August favourites. I recently got some of the Collection 2000 new Hot Looks nail varnishes. I am totally in love with these at the moment and you should all check them out if you're in the market for a new varnish. My favourite colour at the moment is Dynasty which is a beautiful lilac colour. I will post photos when I can.

So here we have my July favourites:

Aussie Luscious Long shampoo and conditioner - I am absolutely LOVING this at the moment. I had ran out of my usual Paul Bryan shampoo and conditioner and decided to buy this as it was on special offer in Morrisons. This shampoo and conditioner makes your hair sooo silky smooth. I can see myself repurchasing this in the future if I ever run out of my Paul Bryan stuff again. I'm not ready to give up on Paul Bryan completely but I was soo impressed with this.

MAC 209 eyeliner brush - I decided to get this on a whim when I was at my MAC counter. I usually use a thin nail art brush to apply my eyeliner but I had always been interested in the MAC 209 so I decided to buy. I was a little dubious when I got it home and realised that it was much thicker then my other brush but I really like the results.

MAC pink fish lip conditioner - I hadn't used this for a while and found it at the back of the drawer. I had forgotten how awesome this stuff was. I am soo glad I bought myself a back up. My only regret is that I didn't buy two more! I remember seeing somewhere that there is a Sally Hansen product which is a very similar colour to this but is in stick form. I need to find that! If anyone knows what I mean or how I can get my hands on that, Get in touch!

Prestige skin loving minerals fresh glow baked mineral blush in MBH 01 Pink - LOVE THIS. As soon as I saw it, I needed it. It reminds me of daft pink blush from the MAC colour crafted collection but with gold veining. When I was buying it I noticed that one of the blushes was a slightly lighter colour with more veining which was very comparable to the MAC blush. The other blushes were a slightly brighter pink. I bought both which I will show you in another post.

Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara in black - I have recently just ran out of this but I will definitely be repurchasing. I love the shape of this brush and it catches the outer lashes great. I have been using a lash growth product (enormous lash) and I have seen a lot of growth in my outer lashes. This picks them up where I have found other mascaras do not reach.

Tesco finest fig, almond and cassis eau de toilette - I've had this for a while but I had never really worn it much until now. It smells more or less exactly the same as the diptyque fig perfume but at a fraction of the cost! It lasts for ages. It may not to be to everyones tastes but I love it!

Thanks for reading :]

Bryden xx

Little update! Sorry!


Sorry I haven't updated for a while. I will be back into the full swing of things soon. I'm having a few problems with my old flat and the letting company is trying to charge us for unecessary things. I've been putting my whole effort into trying to get it sorted out asap.

I would like to say hi to new followers. I am soo happy that you are interested in what I have to say.

Thanks again and I will get a few posts up in the next week!

Bryden xx

Monday, 3 August 2009

Back 2 Mac - No more?

I was speaking to my friend on Saturday and she infomed me that one of the girls at her local Mac counter had told her they were going to be stopping Back 2 Mac and she should bring her empties in asap as they didn't have a date to when it would be stopped. Apparently they will be phasing it out.

Has anyone else heard of this? I'm planning to depot all of my Mac items apart from my lipsticks as soon as I can. It seems like such a bad idea to stop the recycling but maybe they might bring out refillable compacts which in my eyes would be a great idea!

Let me know if you have heard anything about this!


Monday, 27 July 2009

Update! Morrisons bargains!

Hi there!

I'd like to let you all know that Morrisons have Aussie Shampoo's and Condtioners for half price at the moment. This makes them a bargain price of £1.70 each. I normally use Paul Bryan shampoo and conditioner but I couldn't pass this bargain up! I bagged myself the shampoo and conditioner for long hair and it smells wonderful!

I have also recently picked up some Bliss Softening Socks and Sock Salve.



My feet still aren't sandal ready so I'm hoping this will improve them a great deal. I'll let you know how they get on. The salve smells soo good! Very refreshing.

Bryden xx

Friday, 24 July 2009


I was running a few errands today and had to stop round my old flat to do some cleaning so I wanted a low maintenance natural look.

Here are the results:



The photos have washed me out a little as I was in front of a window but this is what I used:

Clinique Superfit foundation - Shell
Benefit Bo-ing concealor - Lite
Maybelline Dream Matt powder - 02 Rose Ivory
MAC Blush - Tippy

Revlon Vital Radiance primer
Bourjois Waterproof eyeshadow - Kaki Branche (all over the lid as a base)
Chilli Pepper eyeshadow quad - The brown collection. (I used the lightest colour all over the lid)
MAC Lucky Tom palette - Lucky Tom (in the crease)
Prestige Waterproof eyeliner - Black (in the waterline)
Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara - Black

MAC Lip conditioner - Pink Fish

I'm aware the colours aren't really showing well. I'm going to try some better lighting for next time.

Bryden xx

Monday, 20 July 2009

Running out!

I am definitely not like the fact that my favourite lip glass is running out and unfortunately it's a cremesheen lip glass in Boy Bait.


I've checked ebay and there's nothing on at the moment and I really regret not buying back ups. I do think it's quite similar to underage lip glass but this applies really fool proof and is more sheer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this gloss.

What's a girl to do?

I need to find a really good dupe fast!

Bryden xxx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Questions and Answers

I found this on Zoella's blog and wanted to have a go myself. Here we gooo...

* What’s your favourite eye shadow colour to wear? Any shimmery lightish brown. I really love Mac All That Glitters and Half Baked from Urban Decay.
* What’s the one product you wouldn’t leave your house without? Lip balm. Any brand.
* What’s your favourite makeup look ? Winged eyeliner and pale pink lips.
* Which feature do you play up the most? Lips. I like to wear brighter lip colours on nights out. During the day I like to keep it safe.
* Which feature do you try to downplay/cover up? I try to hide my dark circles but I haven't found the perfect product just yet.
* Your favourite makeup brand, if you could pick only ONE to exist? Probably Mac. I don't know what I'd do without Studio Fix Fluid.
* Which product have you re-purchased OVER and OVER again? Carmex, Mac Studio Fix and Prestige waterproof eyeliner pencil.
* Which product would you NEVER repurchase again and why? Collection 2000 mascara. I can't remember the name but it's in orange packaging and is very very goopy.
* One beauty treatment you would always PAY to have done? Bikini Wax.
* One beauty treatment you would NEVER pay to have done? Eyebrow waxing or threading.
* One beauty trick you can share with everyone? I don't have anything original but I use the cold water trick for making sure my nail varnish is dry before going to bed.
* Best advice you've ever been given regarding beauty and makeup? After visiting the Clinique counter the woman advised me to always remove make-up before washing you face. I didn't believe it at first but it really has improved my skin. Oh and MOISTURISE!

Colour Craft Haul

Hi there,

I had 6 empty Mac containers so I decided to get along to Mac and hopefully get my hands on the Colour Crafted lipstick from the Colour Craft Collection. I recently saw a video by LucyMarie85 on youtube where she showed the Colour Crafted lipstick and I immediately wanted to have it. It is such a lovely pink colour. It's bright but very wearable. It's already sold out online so a Mac store was my best bet and they had it! There was a little confusion with the girl who served me and the conversation went as follows:
''Hi can I get one of the Colour Crafted lipsticks from the Colour Craft collection?''
''Yeah sure, Which one?''
''Colour Crafted''
''Ok.. which colour are you after..?''
''Colour Crafted''

I got there in the end.


I also picked up Style Demon Blush from the same collection which wasn't in my previous wish list. The blush itself is a brick red colour with gold veining. It is sooo pretty and very pigmentated. I've been using a fan brush with this product to be sure I achieve a wash of colour on my cheeks.


I don't normally go for these types of colours but it was too pretty to pass up. I originally wanted the Daft Pink (love that name!) blush and I still might pick that up if they have any left. I have seen a few videos on youtube where people have been raving about the product and a few have said it's more of a shimmer and doesn't have much colour. If this is the case, Is it really worth having?

Swatches -


Left - Colour Crafted
Middle - Style Demon
Right - Style Demon sheered out

I wasn't really impressed with anything else in the collection so I think that will be that. I am still interested in the Honey Salve from the Naked Honey Collection so I will be getting that on pay day if there is still some left. That will be the only product I will get from that collection too. I really wasn't loving the perfume fragances.


Friday, 10 July 2009

MAC - Naked Honey and Colour Craft

It's that time again when MAC brings out a couple more collections and it couldn't come at a more worse a time for me. I've just settled into my new house and I am very strapped for cash at the moment. I really like the look of the mineralized products in the Colour Craft collection and a couple of products from Naked Honey.

I've been eyeing up -

Colour Craft
Natural flare E/S
Assemblage E/S
Colour crafted lipstick
Made with love lipstick
Trimming talk lipstick
Daft pink blush

Naked Honey
Naked honey perfume
Skin salve

I've been going off what I have seen soo far on youtube as I haven't been able to have a chance to check out the products in person so things may change. I will post when I am able to get my hands on a few of these goodies!

Take care!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Mac Questionnaire!

I've seen a few blogs with this on and I wanted to get involved! Enjoy!

How long have you been using Mac?
Since I was 18. For 5 years now.

What was your first Mac product?
Studio Fix Fluid in NW15

What's your all time favourite Mac product?
Studio Fix Fluid. I always see myself coming back to it.

What's your least favourite Mac product?
Zoom Lash mascara. HATE it.

Do you own a Pro Card?

Your Mac foundation shade:

Your favourite Mac-Foundation:
Studio Fix Fluid


Speed dial cremesheen

Cremesheen Boy Bait. I need to get my hands on another one of these! I wish I had gotten a back up when I could.

Blacktrack Fluidline.


Nail Lacquer:
I have the Hello Kitty On the prowl varnish. I don't find it to be anything special formula wise. I prefer other brands such as Barry M for nail varnish.

Pro Product:
I don't have one.

Prep + Prime Skin:
Never used.

Full Coverage Foundation:
Never used.

Studio Sculpt Foundation:
AWFUL. Broke me out. However, I do like the finish. I use this for special occassions.

Face + Body Foundation:
Never used.

Mineralize Satin Finish:
Don't like it. Made me feel greasy and the coverage wasn't great for me.

Studio Fix Fluid:
LOOOVE this! Covers well and lasts for ages.

Hyper Real Foundation:
Never used.

Select SPF15 Foundation:
It's alright. Nothing special.

Studio Tech Foundation:
Never used.

Studio Fix Powder:
Love this. I haven't had the guts to use this alone. I normally use this to set my foundation.

Studio Stick:
Never used.

Hyper Real Pressed Foundation:
Never used.

Beauty Powder:
I have Alpha Girl and Pretty Baby from the Hello Kitty collection. I use Alpha Girl as a blush but I'm not sure on how to use the other one. I like how the Alpha Girl works as a blush.

Sculpting Powder:
Never used.

Shaping Powder:
Never used.

Loose Blot Powder:
Never used. Not a fan of loose powders.

Pressed Blot Powder:
I like this.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural:
My favourite powder. I love the finish and it gives a little coverage as well. I would recommend this to anyone.

Mineralize skinfisish:
I used to use these all the time. I like them but I sometimes find them a little too much.

Bronzing Powder:
Never used.

Powder Blush:
Love the ones I have. Haven't came accross a bad one yet.

Never used but I would like to.

Mineralize Blush:
Really beautiful finish & consistencies. Love dainty, it's so beautiful!

Gel Blush:
I got Just a Pinch gel blush from the A Rose Romance collection. I like it but I don't find myself reaching for it all the time.

Cream Color Base:
I really want to try these.

Studio Sculpt Concealer:
Love this. Covers well and you don't need a lot of product.

Select Cover Up Concealer:
I like this. I have this in the wrong shade though as I bought it online. It's a little too light for me. I still use it from time to time though.

Select Moisture cover Concealer:
Never used.

Studio Finish Concealer:
Never used.

Studio Stick:
Never used.

Lip Erase:
Never used and I don't want to. I think it's a little bit of a waste of money.

Tinted Lip Conditioner:
I like these.

Great range of colours. My fave is Speed Dial as mentioned before. I'd like to buy more cremesheen finishes.

I find them ok. I think they're a little sticky.

See Thru Lip Color:

Very nice. I'm overly fond of glitter on the face but I find these to be very pretty.

Cremesheen Glass:
I like these. They are sheer but I really like the consistancy. Less sticky then a lip glass.

Lip Gelee:
Never used.

Lip Pencil:
Never used. I tend to buy cheaper liners as I don't use them that often.

Solar Bits:
Never used but I'm thinking about buying some from Style Warrior.

Nail Lacquer:
Nothing special.

I heard about of mixed feelings about these so I decided to try them for myself. I got Cake Shop from the Sugarsweet collection. I loovvee the colour but I find them quite 'blah' performance wise.

Never used.

Paint Pots:
Constuctivist was one of my first Mac products and I used it alone for a very long time. I love paint pots as a base and on their own.

Eye Shadow:
Great product. Haven't had a bad one yet.

Never used. SHOCK HORROR. I really want to buy some but I am always put off by the price. If I do ever buy one I think my first will be vanilla.

Never used.

Eye Kohl:
I have used a friends breifly. I liked it but I prefer my prestige waterproof.

I reallly want to try these.

Love this. I always try other liners, make a mess and end up breaking out the Blacktrack to fix it.

Liquid Last Liner:
Never used.

Lustre Drops:
I looked at them in the current Style Warrior collection. I liked them but I think I could find dupes for them in cheaper brands.

False Lashes:
Have used. I find that they irritate my contact lenses though so I don't use them anymore.

ProLash Mascara,Zoom Lash Mascara,Plush Lash Mascara, Dazzle Lash Mascara:
I've used ProLash and Zoom. I hate them.

What has been your favourite Mac collection to date?
A bought a lot from A Rose Romance and Hello Kitty so I'd say it was between those two.

Which Mac collection, in your opinion, do you think was disappointing, if any?
I'm going to say Style Warrior. A lot of the colours are ones I personally would not wear.

What products do you think Mac are missing?
A good mascara!!!

Friday, 3 July 2009



Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I've been currently moving house. It's been sooo hot in Newcastle at the moment. Due to this I have picked up a new make up item. I picked up the Maybelline mineral foundation. I haven't used it much but soo far I can see that it isn't covering up the blackheads on my nose very well. It's almost like the blackheads are absorbing the mineral make up. It's really odd. I'm going to try it with a primer and see if that makes a difference.

Friday, 26 June 2009

June favourites!

This month I have been finding myself reaching for:

Luca's Paw Paw Ointment - My friend brought some of this back for me from Australia. This product has definitely overtaken products such as vaseline in my life now. I LOVE THIS STUFF. It gives a really nice gloss on your lips. I have also been using this product for dry areas on my face and it has worked really well.

Hello Kitty Shimmering Body Lotion - I picked 3 of these up a couple of months ago at the pound shop. I love this lotion. It smells like sweets and has a slight shimmer. I would have preferred a body lotion without shimmer but this one isn't very noticable. It makes your skin feel aweeeesome. I've been using this everyday.

Benefit Boi-ing concealer in 'lite' - I've had this product for a while but I'm trying to use a lot of my older products up at the moment without actively taking part in 'Project 10 Pan' (penned my lollipop26 I forgot how great this concealer is. Very good coverage. I'm been using this lately with my bourjois 10 hour sleep effect (which I am also trying to use up - in my opinion it's not the greatest foundation).

MAC Blush in 'Blush of Youth' from the 'A Rose Romance' collection - I've been using this daily for the last couple of weeks. This is a beauty powder blush which comes across quite sheer. The website describes this as a 'clean pink with gold pearl'. I really cannot see any gold in this... Am I blind? Anyway I LOVE this colour!

Stila eyeshadow in 'Ecru' - I got this for a couple of pounds from TJ Hughes when they had their Stila make-up in on discount. 'Ecru' is a light beige eyeshadow which I have been using over the whole lid when I have been wearing winged eyeliner. The only downside to this eyeshadow is that is has cracked and shattered. I gather this happens a lot with Stila eyeshadows.

Paul Bryan Haircare - A review

Hey there! I wanted to bring to your attention the Paul Bryan haircare system. I have been using this for a while after buying this at my hair dressers. I cannot stress how much I am impressed with this range. The range includes - a shampoo, conditioner, 2 treatment sprays (protein and moisture) and a styler (the 'awesome styler' which can be used for anything). In the beginnning I used all of this products but after using the system for a while my hairdresser informed me I no longer needed the protein treatment spray. You can really see a difference in using these products and they are very affordable. I got the whole set for £30 in a promotion but it is now priced as £40 in their website. The Paul Bryan mantra is 'Keep it simple' and the products can be used on all hair types. The shampoo cleanses very well and has a lovely fresh scent with a menthol type feel. I find this really helpful on a morning when I'm half asleep! The treatment's are used after shampooing and can be used for 1 minute or longer for a more deep treatment.

If anyone is looking to change their haircare I cannot recommend this enough. It is affordable and not over priced. It really made a difference to my hair.


I also use CHI Silk Infusion after using these products but I'm sure you all know about how awesome that product is! I could not live without it!


Monday, 15 June 2009


Hey, I'm Bryden. This blog will be used to review cosmetic products, show hauls and make up tutorials. I got into make up about a year ago when I found Lolipop26's youtube channel on eyelash growth products. Since finding her channel I then found more channels which I was interested in. It wasn't until I found a friends make up channel that I decided to contribute to the make up community.



Lollipop26 -

Peachykeencheeks -