Beauty Bits & Bobs

NYX HD Studio Primer Review, Swatches, Photos

I’m not diligent with primer. I know, I know, I should be. For me priming isn’t a necessity in terms of concealing larger pores but more an optional one that helps prep my skin for makeup and hopefully keeps it wearing long and strong and of course, if it’s Summer, I have hopes it’ll keep oily skin from making me look all kinds of greasy!

In almost all cases I prefer a primer that’s hydrating and moisturizing however I do find such a primer does oxidize my base fairly quickly so it isn’t helping to keep my makeup around long, it is however aiding it to disappear quicker. Not cool. I do know for a fact that prepping prior, not just with moisturizer, is essential for me because my skin is drier in the Winter and it doesn’t look too fabulous if I don’t add some sort of primer prior to adding my base product.

So I guess primer does become an essential item in the long run for me….

After hearing about NYX HD Studio Primer, I simply purchased one on a whim because I knew many of you would want to hear about it. I expected very little from it because I assumed it would prove to be 1. filled with silcones (my least favorite formula when it comes to primer and oh so damn itchy) and 2. gimmicky due to the “HD” nature of the product. I’m not a big “HD” makeup fan and find it a little ridiculous however NYX did successfully make me smile and start to believe in the HD idea after reading the boxes on their HD Collection which simply read “…perfect coverage for taking fun pics with pals….” I don’t think any HD line has successfully said it as nicely or as cute. I see HD lines being pimped out on how great you’ll look, how flawless, etc…kinda makes you think you’ll be on TV or in print ads if you use the line…but NYX just puts it out there that you’ll look good in photos that you take with friends….I dunno I find this cute and very down to earth.

Anyway…

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Lush Cosmetics Spring 2011 Valentine’s Day

Spring is in the air at Lush UK and the news of a few limited edition products has hit the airwaves. I adore Lush, biggest fan girl ever here, so anything new they choose to release is always a very welcome collection indeed.

Shall we look!?

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Mally Beauty Before You Makeup Trio Mini Review, Photos

Hey there.

Super deal for you today. Mally Beauty has a trio available that will knock your socks off.

Take a peep!

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Which Would You Buy? E.L.F. The Master Set or High End

180 E.L.F. Cosmetics could be yours for $150.

Would you buy it?

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Did You Know That The Solution to Life, The Universe, and Everything is still Smith’s Rosebud Salve (but this time in a tube!)

Nearly 4 years ago I wrote a post about Rosebud Salve and today I thought it should be brought back and enjoyed again by the masses! The good news, if you didn’t already know, is that Rosebud Salve got a revamp about a year ago (maybe less) and is now in a tube form but the fact remains that for me, it’s still the solution to life, the universe and everything no matter its packaging which is why this post deserves a rehash!

If you’ve read it before you can probably skip it but if you missed it the first time around I hope you’ll enjoy!

Feel free to spread your love of Rosebud Salve around!

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