Sunday, 4 April 2010

Fresh faced & ready for spring

I thought that i would open this post with a picture of me three ago at the beach - oh how i miss going to the beach and my black hair with random bit of blonde on the side :') anyhoo.. back to the post. After hearing so many great reviews about the No7 skin illuminator radiance boosting beauty fluid, I couldn't help but go test it out myself in boots and decided to buy the illuminator there and then in the colour peach because it was the last one left. Although it may seem a little pricey for a 'drug store' item, retailing at £10.50, it is well worth your money as a little goes a long way with this product and it is extremely versatile. You can use it in a variety of ways, such as, use it as an all over eye shadow base or shadow, put it on the brow bone, mix it with a moisturiser to make your own tinted moisturiser, mix it in with foundation to make it more sheer and light.

No 7 say: 'an amazing radiance boosting beauty fluid with tiny iridescent particles that shimmer in the light, giving skin a healthy looking glow.'

I have tried using this on it's own with my daily moisturiser without any other face make up on and it leaves my face looking fresh and glowy - which is great for the summer when you don't want to wear any heavy make up. I have not yet tried mixing it with my foundation; mainly because I don’t think that it will show through as it's such a natural and subtle product. However it does look beautiful above foundation, particularly on the bridge of the nose and cheekbones. This is a great alternative to my MAC msf or any other powder highlighter which can wear off throughout the day :( If you are looking for something that looks natural, brightens the skin and doesn't leave the skin looking cakey then this product should certainly be considered. This is a perfect product for you girls who do not like the matte look!

One bad thing that I have to mention that I really dislike about this product is that it has a brush applicator. As well as being unhygienic (the instructions on the box states that you cannot wash the brush?!?! - think about how much bacteria you will be brushing onto your face!), you can't control how much product comes out which is quite a nuscence because each time i've used it, an excessive amount of product has come out even though I squeezed the tube ever so slightly - seriously annoying!

Have a happy easter bloggers!



  1. i have heard alot about the skin illuminator I really want to try it. too bad about not being able to wash the brush =(

  2. Ohhh nice watch! May I ask what brand it is?

  3. Cute photo! I like the watch and your nail colour - very summery

  4. Oh gosh, £100 for a watch. I'll just look at yours instead LOL. *skint*

  5. The watch is pretty!!

  6. I've passed on a blog award to you :)

  7. awww I miss British "drugstore" stuff!! I used to goto Boots all the time hehe

  8. Hmm. The illuminator sounds nice, but I too hate that Boots feels the need to put on built-in brushes! They're handy from time to time, but very much NOT sanitary :(

    The bird-print shadows are distracting me, though! I hope they make it to Canada; I haven't seen them around yet =D