A collaborative blog of fashion addicts, rambling about their latest fashion crazes and beauty tips.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Video: Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown Circle Lens Reviewes

Circle lens review...

Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVOpelydkdI

From www.shoppingholics.com
Service is super friendly and delivery is fast. They specialise in discreet packaging and offer a free lens case for each pair or lenses you buy from them.
They also stock other beauty products/gadgets and make up!

I was looking for a enlarging brown lens that would look natural against my own eye colour, and I think I archived this with these lenses~

Comfort 4/5
As the diameter of the lenses are quite big you may be able to feel them in your eyes, which some people find quite uncomfortable.

Fit 4/5
Similar to before, due to the larger diameter you may get a halo effect when the lenses move in your eye.

Enlargement 5/5
The plus side to the large diameter is that you get significantly larger looking eyes that may look strange without eye makeup.

The perfect lenses that blend beautifully with brown eyes for the best dolly eye look.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Upcoming Circle Lens Review

Circle lens review video coming soon~
Can you guess which ones they are?

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Hair products

I'm currently using...

Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner

I love this shampoo and conditioner because it really leaves your hair visibly vibrant and shiny, and I've had better results with this combination compared to the Herbal Essence Colour protect Shampoo and Conditioner. They all smell equally nice but I find that the
Elvive duo's scent lasts a bit longer after rinsing.

I use this to wash my hair every other day, and if
necessary I use Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical between washes.

And once a week instead of using the
Elvive Colour Protect I use Elvive Full Restore Hair Masque and Head and Shoulders Anti-Dandruff shampoo.

The hair masque is a great treat for your hair once a week, but if you have dry ends you might want to use it twice a week. It leaves my hair super soft and silky after every wash and it washes out easily. Just apply to the ends of your hair after shampooing and leave in for about 5
mins and then rinse. I use an anti dandruff shampoo once a week just to give my scalp a deep cleanse, kind of like a face scrub once a week to get rid of any dead skin on the scalp.

Coming up.... next post 'Hats'

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Blog Sale

Just clearing out a few things~

Postage and packaging within the UK is £1.00(GBP) in addition to the product price, a quote for worldwide postage can be found here.
Payment through Paypal only.

Soap & Glory - The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser £4 (100ml tube)
Only used 1/4 of the product, does not come with the muslin cloth due to hygiene reasons.
(You can just get any fine muslin material to use with it, although I don't think it is much different to a normal face towel)

Soap & Glory - Clear Here Moisture Lotion £4 (50ml tube)
1/3 used

Illamasqua - Nail Varnish in Demur £10
Only used to paint a tester

How to buy
Please email me at
rinniboo@hotmail.co.uk stating clearly:
A) Which item(s) you wish to purchase
B) E-mail address to send the invoice
C) Name and valid address

Operating on a first come first serve basis, so if payment isn't received within 48hours it gets sold to the next person. No refunds.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My Current Favourite Spot Treatment

The stress of exams, revision, interviews and deadlines can take a toll on your skin and you may even be too busy and neglect caring for your skin. So before you know it you’ll have breakouts and blackheads across your face! Here’s my current favourite product for treating spots...

I was fretting around for around 2 weeks with deadlines and interviews to meet and prepare for so I was not only over stressed, but I was also not sleeping much or drinking enough water. I had breakouts across my forehead and whiteheads around my nose, and there is only so much make up can do.

At this point you need to time out and let your skin breathe:

1. Don’t smother your face in makeup, or even better don’t wear any makeup at all!

2. Rehydrate from the inside, and drink plenty of water.

3. Get enough sleep, set a bed time and find out how much sleep you need to not feel tired for the day.

4. My current favourite product for treating spots:

Neutrogena – Spot Stress Control 3 in 1 cleansing lotion

The perfect solution for oily/combination skin types, as this not only cleanses it reduces excess shine too. I would advise people with sensitive skin to maybe give this one a miss though because I think that it almost removes all your dead skin from your face. So some people may find this quite harsh on their skin. Just tip it 3 times onto a cotton pad and gently brush over your face, if you only have an oily T-zone like myself you may only need to use it on only the oily parts of your face. It advises to use it only daily but I find that you can use it all over in the mornings and then in the evenings you can soak a cotton bud with it and dab it over your spots/whiteheads/blackheads. I saw a difference overnight on the first application and I am still using it now after 2 weeks. I also do think it helps slightly with reducing shine at the start of the day, and then you only need half of a card-sized blotting sheet to remove shine from the T-zone.

I will update if there is any more to add/change after 1 month of using this~


I forgot to add that it does contain a sort of alcohol so it has a strong smell, which has been masked slightly with a cucumber smell. It isn't too much of a bother though because it sinks into your skin in a few seconds and you won't be able to smell it anymore.

After a while of using this, if i do get any spots they are normally quite small (no bigger than 3mm dia.) and they're on the surface of the skin so it goes away in about 2-3 days.

Special Guest Blogger: Emily Patterson

Guest Post from webzone1.co.uk

Spots Spots Spots fashion Tips for AW11.

We are slowly starting to see the AW11 styles coming down runways, and although we don't want to be thinking about darker nights and colder day in the midst of summer. The fashionista in us all need to know what to start looking for one of our big tips this season is Spots.

With Stella McCartney, David Koma and Marc Jacobs all presenting us with a dream for Cruella De Vil, we are inclined to swear by them.

A personal favourite of mine is the laser cut discs that have been seen at Stella McCartney before thought the clustered look that is used this season is divine.

For the spotty look we suggest that you combine pattern like a pro.

Top Spot Tips:

1: Think about spots as an all over pattern. We have seen spots as an all over pattern, making the 60s look weak in comparison. Think legs, arms, even your head (head scarves or bows :) of course) We found these on Shopalike

Pamella Mann

2: More modern less twee. The infamous polka dot might be a good starting point but this season sees more of a contemporary vibe rather than a throwback fashion revival, we see 60s hints but a definite step towards the modern metropolitan (well at least with spots.)

3: Personally we can see this being more of a monochrome trend though flashes of colour have been seen with the spots. We suggest a black or white base and to accessories well.

4: Texture is definitely a major player for AW11 so our suggestion is not to be to scared of

layers and different pattern size.

5: Don't just pick one thing this AW11 if I have seen anything of what is happening for AW11 I have seen a huge variety of styles colours patterns textures, it seems a rather chaotic Aw11 but a fun one so, we would say enjoy the bold choices and embrace the anarchy.

Check out Emily Patterson's blog here for more of the simmilar posts you just read on fashion, tips and highlights!
And I agree spots are a cute trend to flaunt for a touch of 60's vibe for the coming AW11, and don't be scared of clashing patterns of smaller and larger spots and varieties of different colours~

Saturday, 2 April 2011

DIY Egg Facial

I tried an egg facial today and followed how Michelle Phan did it because it was logical and she shows you how to use the whole egg rather than just the egg white :)
Check it out here - http://ricebunny.xanga.com/594800722/egg-mask/
At first I thought it was going to be really smelly and feel like slime on my face but it was a total opposite.

Before applying the beaten egg white, I rinsed my face with warm water and cleaned my face with a face wipe. I then went onto open my pores to allow the full effects of the egg facial. You don't need a professional face steamer to steam your face, you can just fill a bowl with boiled water or fill the sink with water from the hot tap and hang your head over it with a towel over your head for 10-15mins.

I then applied the beaten egg white all over my face for 10 mins and then rinsed it off with warm water. When the egg dries on your face it feels tight and smooth, no smell at all.
I think the egg white really does help to tighten your face, I didn't really see any visible brightening.. maybe a little bit?

To not waste the yoke I went on apply that to see if it really was moisturising. After 10mins I also washed that off with warm water and then closed my pores by rubbing an ice cube all over my face (don't apply ice directly to your eyes at it can damage the sensitive capillaries in your eyes)
I don't think the yoke moisturised or did anything to my face but it was worth a try.
As I didn't use all the egg I scrambled it in a pan and ate it :)

Overall, egg facials are good if you want a little lift and DIY pampering. Recommended if you don't have any fancy facials to use and it saves a lot of money!

Next DIY facial I will try this with honey!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Update and skincare

EDIT: Okay I found that E45 is actually quite thick, so if you can still feel it on your face after a few mins of application then it maybe too thick for your skin to absorb. So you might want to avoid it~

i, sorry there hasn't been an update in a while~ Everyone's busy prepping for university :)

So recently I have been using E45 Moisturising Lotion instead of my usual Soap and Glory Clear here oil control lotion. This is because I have decided to challenge the theory
'Some people have oily skin because it's the skins way of compensating for the lack of moisture'

I have combination skin where my t-zone is oily but my cheeks are normal, and I've found that when using creams and gels for oily skin twice a day on my face they don't do anything. After switching to E45 my skin hasn't been so oily and I only get a shiny t-zone at the end of the day, rather than an unbearable amount of oil production that I have to keep blotting. So creams for oily skin have only been making my skin worse by not moisturising it at all
. I think I will try to find a face cream that will give my skin enough moisture so that I don't get an oily t-zone anymore, but if you have oily skin too you should try switching up your face cream to a gentle moisturising one and see if there's a difference.

Why did I choose E45?
I wanted a very basic moisturiser that would be light and absorbed easily without all the chemicals that you might find in other popular brands. It's a good start anyway~

What it says on the label:
'E45 Lotion id light, unperfumed and can be used all over your body, face and hands to care for dry and sensitive skin. Use it everyday to help keep your skin soft, supple and moisturised and to prevent it from becoming dry.
The gently, hypoallergenic formulation is easily absorbed and can be used on even sensitive skin.
E45 Lotion is suitable for the whole family, including babies.

Perfume Free - Dermatologically Tested
Allergy Screen - Non Greasy

Aqua, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteth-20, Hypoallergenic Anhydrous Lanolion (MedilanR), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, BHT.

Disclaimer: This is not an advertisement and I have not been requested/paid to review this product in anyway. It has been bought with my own money.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Outfit Pic: Evening dinner

I haven't updated in a while so I'll post a favourite outfit of mine that I've previously worn...

Jacket Newlook Shirt Mango Shorts All Saints Socks Topshop

Zoom in on my clutch from Riverisland~

Nail tutorial is here

Excuse the bad quality it was taken on my iPhone~

Monday, 24 January 2011

Video:What's in my makeup bag?

(Double click to view on Youtube page)
Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPs_u5TBJxI

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Update and Eye makeup removers

First post of 2011! I hope every had a great holiday whether it was celebrated with endless parties or just quiet nights in keeping snug and warm :)

I think I will be doing a slight new change to how I write posts now. So instead of writing upcoming posts that I possibly won't write at the end, instead I will just leave that out and just write as I go. And I mostly don't end up writing them because they simply didn't make much of an impression or it was just an average product xD
On to eye makeup removers!...

So I've tried a few eye makeup removers so far:
-Estée Lauder
-Boots Botanics
-Boots No7

And my favourite one so far is Estée Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
£17, 100ml

I like this one because it effectively dissolves the make up almost straight away, so it doesn't smudge around your eyes. And it even removes waterproof mascara! It doesn't have any separate oil in it so you don't need to shake it up every time and it isn't too oily on the lids either. So now the Estée Lauder one is my staple eye makeup remover and will keep repurchasing it until I stumble upon a better one!
The least effective on the list as the Boots No7 one as it just smudged the make up around my eyes... I had panda eyes after every time I used it.

So now that I've found my all time favourite eye makeup remover, I'd recommend this one for people with oily/combination skin that loves to wear eye makeup and it's totally worth your £'s

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