Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Nude Cleansing Facial Oil

This past while I've been trying out some new cleansers, most of which I've been rather impressed with. I'm not going to mention them all in one post, I'll do a separate one on each...

So to start the post title's Nude Cleansing Facial Oil.
Now I'm sure that you've heard loads and loads about this one - it has after all been labelled as a "miraculous" cleanser. Having read all the wonderful reviews, I'd finally decided to check for myself what all the fuss was about. I do have to say that the fact that it is an oil was the biggest selling point for me. As I have mentioned before - I absolutely freaking LOVE oils - be it facial oils or body oils - I just love smothering myself in them.
I do also keep a little bottle of olive oil in the bathroom that I occasionally like to use as a facial a treat.

Now onto my thoughts regarding Nude's cleansing oil...

The oil should be warmed between the hands and massaged onto a dry face, then a small amount of water is applied in order to form a light milk. As you're massaging the oil into the face you can actually see all the make-up becoming dislodged and melting away. I love the fact that it is completely gentle on the eyes; any cleansers that start irritating and stinging my eyes are a complete no no for me.
It did take me a little while to get used to the scent which is rather difficult to's not that it's unpleasant...but you do immediately feel that you are using a natural product.

So does it do a great job of cleansing? Hell yeah! This surely is a magnificent cleanser, but I find that I need to use more than the suggested 1 to 2 pumps of oil. I use 3 pumps for the first cleanse and then follow up with 2 more...but I do tend to go rather heavy on the mascara. So around 5 pumps in total me...leaving my face squeaky clean.

Will I continue to repurchase and make this cleansing oil a regular within my bathroom cabinet? Probably not.

Although it is an excellent cleanser that I really can not fault in any way or form, for some reason it has failed to really "wow" or excite me.  I feel that there a lot of cheaper cleansers out there that do just as good of a job as this one and cost a lot less. In fact, I feel that I got the same sort of results by using regular olive oil as a cleanser.

Have you been "wowed" by this cleansing oil?

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Random Boots stuff...

I popped into Boots the other day just for a quick nosy and as usual I didn't leave empty major shopping just three items that captured my attention:

Revlon Nail Enamel in Sunshine Sparkle
This is a very justifiable purchase as I don't own any other yellow nail polish so I'm sort of discovering new territories here:) A great shade for the summer, don't you think?! No sunshine here in Northern Ireland at present so this should brighten up my days. Please excuse the scruffy paint job but I took this pic after about 3 days of wear...

Boots 17 Falsifeye Mascara
Falsifeye claims to create a "false lash effect" look...haven't we heard that one before?...Anyway, believe it or not I did not fall for the promising claims - I just fell for the uber cool, thick, bright pink packaging!!!
What a great looking mascara tube this is:)
The mascara itself ain't too bad either. I wouldn't say that it makes my lashes look like I'm wearing fakes but it doesn't disappoint either.
What the heck, I'll just insert a picture of my eye here so you can see the mascara in action -
As you can see it's nothing mind blowing but I have very short eyelashes anyway so I wasn't expecting a miracle. Overall I'm pleased with this mascara's performance.
At the minute Boots is offering a free gift to go along with the mascara in the form of a gel eyeliner.
Aren't freebies just great?! I didn't actually notice the free gift until the lady at the till informed me about it so that was a pleasant surprise.

Revlon ColourBurst Lipgloss 
I got it in the shade Crystal Lilac - Love this gloss, it's absolutely gorgeous!
Super glossy with a natural hint of pink...and here's me wearing it -
Yeah I thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of my reflection in the mirror:)

Have you made any random purchases lately?

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Grimas Cream Foundation

Grimas is a Dutch make-up company that creates cosmetics for professional use and is favoured by face painters, theatres and professional make-up artists around the world. The brand seems to be rather uncommercial and difficult to come across. I discovered Grimas about two years ago, quite by accident actually during one of my many Internet make-up researches:) 

My first ever Grimas purchase was an eyeshadow palette - absolutely brilliant - and I'll do a separate post on Grimas eyeshadows pretty soon...

I love cream foundation and it just so happens that Grimas makes a handy palette of 12 flesh tone shades that have been specifically chosen for photographic and beauty make-up. You can also purchase individual pots of the foundation. 

This is what the palette looks like: 
 ...and you can also unclasp the little pots from your palette if you wish...
 Here are some swatches:
 Top row: 1004, W5, B6, B4, B2, B1

Bottom row: J7, J5, J3, J1, G4, G0
So as you can see - no fancy packaging - it's all about the product.
Anyway onto my verdict regarding this cream foundation - I love it!!!
The foundation is unperfumed and an absolute dream to work with due to the ease of application. In fact, I'd say that the application process of this foundation is absolutely foolproof as it is incredibly creamy and thus very easy to blend. 
You only need a little to cover the whole face and the results are fantastic. This foundation literally melts into the skin and is virtually undetectable on the skin. 

I will most definitely be repurchasing this palette in the future and will probably get a bigger sized pot of my shade for personal use. 

If you'd like to learn more about the brand you can check out their product range on
I purchase my products from 1st Night either by phone or through
I'm absolutely ecstatic with their great customer service and super fast delivery time - in fact I ordered an eyeshadow palette yesterday and received it this morning! 

Have you tried any products from Grimas?