Wednesday, 22 August 2012

REVIEW: Lush UltraBland Cleanser

Salut à nouveau belle! I have a review for youu allll today! :-)
I willl be reviewing thee Lush UltraBland Cleanser!

So basically. Where even to start? I cannot even begin to describe how amazingly amazing this product is, it literally just is.. well... amazing?

First of all, what would I rate this product?
The answer is...



Now you're probably thinking, wuttttt?! 9/10?!!!? Snce when do people ever rate cleansers so high?!
But... now I am just going to tell you EXACTLY why!

I have really bad problem skin and I have searched and searched for cleansers that actually have an effect by reducing the redness, bumps, and spot size but also locking in moisture to my skin. Until I found ultrabland. It does everything! It's a two in one cleanser and moisturiser, and a good one at that. Not only does it cleanse and put moisture back into your face, it removes literally every bit of makeup.

Now usually, with me, I have to use a few cleansers to manage to clean off all my makeup at night as the products are either too harsh or too gentle and therefore do not remove all impurities from my face.

With ultrabland it is a completely different story. It is gentle enough to take off all of your eye makeup without irritating you eyes, yet tough enough to tackle all of the nasties that most cleansers (in a one job) leave on your skin by the end of your routine.

The only bad things I would say about this product (which is why I didn't rate it a 10) is that you have to remove the product with a few wet cotton pads to get it all off along with your makeup and the impurities, and if you get alot on your hands they can become quite greased so you will have to wash your hands with soap to get it off.

Other than that is is definitely HANDS DOWN the best cleanser I have ever used and come across. I have tried other products but literally nothing is as similar as this gem.

At only £6.75 for 45 grams or £10.75 at 100 grams it is an absolute steel for the end result that you get with this considering higher end products that are about £30 don't do half the job as this :-)

This picture is to show how creamy and soft the texture of it is.


  • Takes off makeup, dirt and oil VERY easily
  • Soft and creamy - perfect for dry or combinational skin
  • Excessively reduces the amount of redness on your skin by about 10x the amount.
  • It is AMAZING for people with acne or acne scarring, as it reduces the spot size and takes away all of the redness around it, dramatically.
  • Smells great!
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients (as it is from lush)
  • Definitely not tested on animals


  • Can be quite greasy on your hands
  • Have to go through a few cotton pads to get all of the product off
  • Works best before using another cleanser, shouldn't be used alone

Keep in mind, this product might not work for you as everyone has different skin types and such, but if you have dry, sensitive or combinational skin and need a foolproof way of making sure all of your makeup and/or suffer from acne or have acne scarring or any other redness then please do try this because it really is just amazing! 

If you've read all this I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope this helped you find the ultimate cleanser that you may have been looking for.

Au revior beautifuls <3

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Kim Kardashian Inspired Smokey Eyes

Bonjour Belle!

Today I thought I'd do a Kim Kardashian inspired smokey eye. It was inspired by this picture of her, it's not perfect and either is my camera (used my phone) so it won't be too good but the pictures will show you step by step what I did!

I tried to achieve this look using many different AFFORDABLE products that you can get mainly in superdrug or boots etc. The only expensive product I used in this tutorial was the Illamasqua liquid metal in Surge and that was for the inner corners of the eyes to create that amazing sheen like colour that is in the photo above. 
So without further ado, lets get started!! :-)


I first of all used the lightest colour of the Bourjois smokey eyes mordore chic palette all over my lid and up to the brow bone for a base colour like so, just using my fingers, and you can get that for around £8 at boots or superdrug.


I then used my finger again to then apply the middle shade in the palette all over my lid (sorry that the picture isn't rotated, it kind of refused to)


After that, I tightlined my eye with the Collection 2000 Kohl Eyeliner in number 1 (£1.99) and drew a thin line across my lashline

Don't worry the line doesn't have to be neat or perfect because in the next step we will be smudging it anyway.


Using a clean blending brush, I smudged the eyeliner along my lashline and then into a V shape at the end of my eye and into the crease of the eye, this is the darken the brown used in the next step to create a more eyecatching dramatic effect.


I then picked up the darkest shadow from the Bourjois smokey eye palette on the same blending brush and went over the smudged black kohl and more into the crease and brow bone.


Using the same Kohl pencil, I took it half way under the eye and in the waterline to darken my lashes.


Using a dome brush, I picked up more of the darkest shadow from the Bourjois smokey eye palette and smudged the kohl liner and swept it all the way under the eye to the inner corner.


To fill in and darken my brows a little I used the MUA (make-up academy) eyebrow pencil. 

Bargain at only £1 as their products are so cheap yet greatly pigmented, although the only flaw I have with them is that they break very easily so you have to be quite gentle while using them, but other than that they really are fantastic, especially for the price!


Using Collection 2000 Faststroke eyeliner (£3), I lined a thin (& wobbly) line along my lashline and this is to add more of a darkened effect to the eye and also because later on we will be applying false lashes.


After that was done, I used Illamasqua liquid metal in surge (£17.50) with an angled brush and put it into the corner of my eye to add a beautiful metallic effect.

For an alternative cheaper version, there is Colour Tattoo 24hr by Maybelline in Eternal Gold (£5.99) which is just as good and pigmented as Illamasqua's brand.


To highlight my brow, I just used Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil in white (£2.99)


Now onto the lashes, I just bought a pair from asdas for about £2.99 any cheap pair will do just as long as you have lash glue! Put the lash glue onto the bottom of the false eyelashes, and carefully as you can (because you don't want to smudge the eyeshadow/eyeliner) stick them onto your eye as close to the lash line as possible and hold them there with your fingers (or tweezers if you prefer) for around about 30 seconds so that the glue has dried.


To finish off (yayyy woo finally done) add a coat of mascara to both your top and bottom lashes. I used Bourjois Black Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara which is £5.99 from Superdrug.

Et le résultat Final
(finished result)

*drum rolllllll*

I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something from it! And if you didn't well then just remind me never to try and become a teacher, deal? Ok if you actually read all this then thankyouuu very muchh and yeahh, well au reviorrr people! xxxx