Frozen- Elsa Inspired Makeup


Remember what I was saying the other day about being too scared to try out Elsa’s makeup? Well, I was with my bestest friend ever Cass the other day and I ended up doing her makeup in a kind of Elsa-inspired, wearable-purple kind of look.

We filmed the whole thing, and the lighting and picture quality aren’t amazing (let’s not even mention my horrendous editing) but I am going to work on it for some possible future videos.

Take a look? I’d love to know what you think (helpful criticism is more than welcome), and if you like the video it would honestly mean the world to us if you subscribed or liked or commented.

Show Cassidy some love, she’s gorgeous- http://www.bananarockets.wordpress.com

Our Youtube (I’m working on a new channel art design, promise!)- http://www.youtube.com/lollandcass

Products we used- 

Benefit The Porefessional Primer

Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Currently Loving #1)

  Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in ‘Porcelain’

 Sleek Blush Trio in ‘Lace’ (review)

Soap&Glory Lid Stuff in ‘What’s Nude’ (review)

Sleek Vintage Romance Palette (review)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette (review)

Rimmel Scandeleyes Eyeliner in Black (Currently Loving #2)

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair

Real Techniques Shader Brush

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Plum Jam (Lip Crayons Part 4- coming soon!)

Real Techniques Contour Brush (Currently Loving #1)

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in ‘Fair’

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in ‘Pearl'(Currently Loving #1)

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Bourjois Colour Boost & MUA Power Pout | Lip Crayons Part 3


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Bourjois Colour Boost ‘Red Sunrise’

Bourjois Colour Boost ‘Fuchsia Libre’

MUA Power Pout ‘Justify’

MUA Power Pout ‘Crazy In Love’

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The Bourjois Colour Rush Balms are shiny, long-wearing, easy to apply and easy to remove. They’re unscented, and the colours are intense and bright. I really want to get my hands on the other shades (Peach on the Beach and Orange Punch) which are £7.99 each.

The MUA Power Pouts are intensely glossy with a sheer, slightly buildable colour payoff. The lip swatches are quite different to the colour in the bullet, and this might be because of my natural lip colour but they both lean much more pink when I wear them. There are six shades available for only £3 each, so I think these ones are definitely worth a try.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense | Lip Crayons Part 1

Rimmel Colour Rush & Revlon JBK Balm Stain | Lip Crayons Part 2

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick | Lip Crayons Part 4

Comparison | Lip Crayons Part 5

The Body Shop Haul


Again? Really?

40% off when you buy 4 or more products at The Body Shop

Theres a new range of Blueberry scented things at The Body Shop, and there’s hair chalk! Maybe just one more order… Can I? Do I have a problem? I think this is a problem. Anyway-

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Pink Grapefruit Body Butter…of course.

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Testing out some Chocomania– it smells utterly gorgeous.

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Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, so exited to try this! It smells really fresh and soapy.

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Pink Grapefruit and Shea Beautifying Oil– these seem pretty cool. I can’t wait to try these out on my hair, since I’ve just run out of my beloved L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil.

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Vitamin E Eye Cream, because I’m loving the matching Night Cream.

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Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz– I thought this would be good for throwing in my bag to use when I leave the house because that always makes me so goddamn stressed. It smells awesome, too.

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Some more Seaweed stuff, because I have horrendously oily skin, particularly when the Winter weather goes away.

Lush and The Body Shop Haul and The Body Shop Haul

What do you think of what I’ve picked up? Have you tried the hair chalks or the Blueberry range? I am this close to doing another order…

Rimmel Colour Rush & Revlon JBK Balm Stain | Lip Crayons Part 2


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Rimmel Colour Rush Balm ‘Keep Mauving’/ ‘Touch of Mauve’

Rimmel Colour Rush Balm ‘Not an Illusion’ / ‘Nudest’

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ‘Lovesick’

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ‘Romantic’

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The Rimmel Colour Rush Balms are shiny and moisturising, with sheer to medium, slightly patchy colour payoff. The shades in the range vary from everyday, wearable shades to brighter, more intense colours. They smell like vanilla, and at £5.99 they’re one of the most purse-friendly ranges of lip crayons. Love.

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are less shiny and less moisturising than others I’ve tried, but they have an intense colour payoff and a lovely satin finish. They can be more difficult to apply, particularly after a couple of uses when you’ve lost the lip-liner-esque tip, but they don’t normally have to be touched up throughout the day. They’re definitely closer to a stain than a balm, so I think the incredibly long name is slightly unnecessary. Honey (balm stain), Demure (lip lacquer), Whimsical (lip lacquer) and Elusive (lip matte) are on my wish list (£7.99 each).

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense | Lip Crayons Part 1

Bourjois Colour Boost & MUA Power Pout | Lip Crayons Part 3

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick | Lip Crayons Part 4

Comparison | Lip Crayons Part 5

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense | Lip Crayons Part 1


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Clinique Chubby Stick Intense £17, Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick £8, Rimmel Colour Rush Balms £5.99, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain £7.99, Bourjois Colour Boost Crayons £7.99

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Grandest Grape, Heftiest Hibiscus, Mightiest Maraschino

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The Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Lip Crayons are amazingly pigmented, shiny, long-wearing and moisturising. There are eight shades available (£17 each) in this range, but there are sixteen original Chubby Sticks which are sheerer and don’t last as long but are still very shiny and moisturising.

Have you tried these? What are you favourite shades?

Rimmel Colour Rush Balms & Revlon JBK Balm Stain | Lip Crayons Part 2

Bourjois Colour Boost & MUA Power Pout | Lip Crayons Part 3

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick | Lip Crayons Part 4

Comparison | Lip Crayons Part 5

Currently Loving #2


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Lazy Makeup Days

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo £13

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream £10

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 10 Beige £32

Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in Veloute De Peche £7.99

Real Tecnhiques Powder Brush £12.99

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent £3.99

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers £20

Urban Decay Primer Potion £16

GOSH Round Eyeshadow Brush £6.99

Barry M Shadow and Blush Palette in Natural Glow £7

Rimmel Scandeleyes Liner in Black £3.99

Soap&Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm £5

I’ve been incredibly lazy with my makeup recently. I’ve pretty much been wearing the absolute minimum on days when I actually leave the house, or just using lots of skincare when I’ve been staying at home.

The products I’ve been getting the most use out of are La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, which I just dab onto spots two or three times a day. I’ve used nearly a whole tube of this, and I still can’t decide if I love it, but I’m planning on trying Effaclar Duo Plus when this runs out so maybe I can pull together a review. The Body Shop’s Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream (haul) has become an absolute favourite in my skincare drawer- it leaves my skin soft and moisturised, but not at all greasy. On days when I need to wear makeup, I’ve been blending Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua over my skin, just for that little bit of coverage. This shade (the lightest one available) is too dark for me, so I just use a tiny amount and really blend it with my fingertips. At this point, I use a little bit of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion over my eyelids to make the eyeshadow application a little easier. I’ve then been using the Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply a little bit of Bourjois Veloute de Peche onto my cheeks, just so I look a little bit more alive, and then using a couple of matte eyeshadows from Barry M’s Natural Glow Palette (review) with a GOSH Eyeshadow Brush on my eyes for a little bit of colour and definition. I then curl my eyelashes with my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers (of course) and tight line my eyes with the Rimmel Scandeleyes Liner in Black, just to make my eyelashes look a little thicker.  I then dust a little bit of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent all over my skin with a Real Techniques Powder Brush to set everything, and then finally been using Soap&Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm for a little bit of shine.

What do you love for lazy makeup days?

Currently Loving #1

Lush Skincare Review


I mentioned a while ago in a Lush Haul that I’d picked up some new skincare, and it’s been a couple of weeks now, so I thought I’d write a quick review of my thoughts on what I’ve tried.  I’ve pretty much fallen in love with Lush again at the moment, so I’d love it if you let me know what your current favourites are!

*I have ‘combination’ skin. I have a super oily t-zone, but the edges of my face can be very dry. I generally have quite a few small spots on either side of my nose and on my chin, but apart from that my I don’t get too many breakouts. My skin is also quite sensitive and it can look very red.*

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Alright, starting out with the one that I don’t like, just to get it out of the way- Aqua Marina contains aloe vera, sea salt and seaweed and claims to cool and soothe the skin. Sounds great but it smells so awful that I can’t use it. I’ve tried it twice in a kind of desperate hope that the effects would outweigh the tuna like scent, but it didn’t seem to do anything for my skin. Maybe long term use would have a better effect but honestly, for me, it’s not worth it.

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Angels on Bare Skin contains rose absolute, lavender and chamomile blue to even out skin tone and give a natural glow. This one smells really nice actually, it’s very herbal and a teeny bit overpowering, but as Lush scents go it’s quite un-offensive. Lush recommend you take a small piece of this, mix it with water to create a paste and then use it as you would any cleanser. That doesn’t really work for me, I’ve found that it doesn’t form a paste- it’s more like a crumbly mess. I like to take a pound coin size amount, warm it between my fingertips, apply it like a mask, and scrub off with a muslin cloth. This face is wash is very gentle and moisturising, but it seems to leave a slightly oily residue on my skin.  It’s not too bad,  but I think next time I’ll be trying out Dark Angels.  

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Grease Lightning contains tea tree and witch hazel and promises ‘zap zits before they show themselves’. The packaging comes with a pump, which keeps the application really hygienic. I usually put about half a pump onto the back of my hand, and then use a q-tip to dab the clear gel straight onto any spots. Like it says, it works better on spots that haven’t full appeared, and within three or four applications the spot will pretty much have completely cleared. I do like this product, and I’m a big tea tree/ witch hazel fan, but you do have to catch the spot before it appears to have any kind of effect. Also, the formula feels kind of drying (like PVA glue) when it’s on your skin. It’s not the most comfortable feeling and you definitely can’t use this under makeup, because it will just peel off. If you have a lot of no-makeup days, though, and you feel like you’ll remember to keep applying this, I think it’s pretty great.

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Oh my god, this face mask is amazing. Mask of Magnaminty is peppermint-flavoured, doesn’t have to be kept in the fridge, and seriously helps with break outs. If, like me, you get lots of little spots that are actually more like bumps underneath your skin, then I am pretty sure you will love this. It feels really cool and refreshing, it’s a little bit exfoliatey and I find that it just heals my skin, calms the redness and makes me look really healthy. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this one when it runs out, but you only need a small amount every couple of days so I’m thinking this tub will last a while.

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Cupcake is a fresh face mask for oily and teenage skin. It smells utterly delicious (think chocolate cake batter and a little bit of fresh mint) and it actually does wonders for my skin. It controls the oil levels, clears my pores and really helps with redness and spots. It has to be kept in the fridge (which is kind of a pain) but that does make it really refreshing to apply. The only downside to this face mask is the use by date. I don’t like to use face masks more than twice a week, and for some reason this tiny pot seems to last forever so I’m a little bit worried about it going off. I reckon you can get a good 8 uses out of this tub, probably more like 10 if you only use it on your t-zone. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this one, too!

Have you tried any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me (particularly in the fresh face mask department) because I’m really liking Lush’s skincare but I find their online shop incredible overwhelming.

NOTD | Butter London Double Take Duo ‘Fire’


Butter London Double Take Nail Lacquer Duo in ‘Fire’ £19

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I’ve finally tried out Butter London polishes! I’m a little bit in love. What do you think of this duo? There’s ‘Ice’, too, which I’m thinking of getting because I literally cannot resist blue nail polish.

The quality of these nail polishes is excellent, by the way. The pictures above were taken two days after painting my nails and they still look awesome (but please ignore the not-so-awesome state of my cuticles).

What are your favourite Butter London shades?

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Palette


Alright. I don’t know if I can do this. Before I really start writing, take a look at some beautiful pictures of this very aesthetically pleasing eyeshadow palette.

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I have to start out by saying that I love these colours. The whole shade selection is exactly the sort of thing I would wear, and the name ‘Old Hollywood’ fits so perfectly because this whole palette just looks so goddamn glamourous. 

Then there are the swatches.

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Colours? Still gorgeous. But these shadows are sheer. I’m talking, built-up-five-layers-of-swatching-on-my-super-pale-skin, sheer. The pigmentation is awful, they’re chalky, they don’t blend, and 1/3 of the eyeshadow palette is almost invisible.

I then decided to swatch them wet, to see if that made any difference-

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And they look okay. This, again, is reaaally built up. The matte shades didn’t even want to try to cooperate with the water (I may have ruined Ivory) but at least you can see the actual colour of the shimmery ones now.

I don’t really know what else to say *exceptthatthispalettewas£59ahem*, because I am so, so disappointed. I expect better quality from drugstore eyeshadows than I got from this, and I actually genuinely can’t believe that they can even get away with selling this. Was it tested?! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love Bobbi Brown. It’s definitely one of my all time favourite brands, but I don’t think I’ll be rushing to try out any more of their eyeshadows soon.

Have any of you been able to make this work? Just so you know, I won’t be doing ‘negative reviews’ very often at all. I was actually really hesitant to publish this one, but since this palette is so very expensive and it just came back into stock on Bobbi Brown’s website, I thought somebody might benefit from reading it.

*I have a gallery of eyeshadow swatches at http://www.lollclarke.wordpress.com if you’re looking for your perfect eyeshadow palette!:) *

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