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#55 My Five Product Face

22 Feb

I’ve seen a few of this kind of post dotting around the blogosphere so I decided to do it for myself. It was hard to choose just five but here is my five product face!

Five Product Face

Five Product Face

A good face product is essential so I chose the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (£7.99 from Boots here) and I have the shade Light. I love this as it is really easy to apply and the coverage is light-medium which is the ideal for me, I hate feeling cakey. It is SPF30 too which is great! I find it lasts me for the best part of the day, and it isn’t drying either giving a fresh, dewy look.

Five Product Face

I then chose the MUA Pro Brow Kit (£3.50 from the MUA online store here or in Superdrug stores) which is great little product. The packaging is great considering the price, and it comes with mini tweezers and a mini double-ended angled brush. I tend to mix the two top colours for my brows.

Five Product Face

There had to be a mascara right?! I have chosen the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara (£10.99 from Boots here). I actually have the limited edition Diamantissme mascara which I got free in a little set which I spoke about here. I love the brush and bristles on this baby, and it gives great definition and volume to the lashes.

Five Product Face

For cheek product, I chose my new current favourite blusher which is a MUA Blush Perfection cream blusher in Blossom (£2 from the MUA store online here or in Superdrug stores). I actually did a full review (+ Swatches) of this shade and the shade Dolly here, so definitely check that out! It is easy to apply and gives a natural flush of colour to the cheeks.

Five Product Face

I suffer from really dry lips, especially during the cold winters and this product (along with the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub) has saved my lips! It is the Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil (£3.69 from Boots here) and it smells so so good. A tube of this lasts a really long time, it gives a subtle colour to the lips and is so hydrating.

So there we have it! I hope you enjoyed this post, have you done your five product face? Leave your links in a comment below, I would love to read them!!

J xo


#46 30 Facts About Me

5 Feb

Hey guys, I have seen the ‘# facts about me’ tag floating around a few blogs so I decided to do it for myself. I haven’t done a post like this before so I thought it would be a good opportunity for you guys to find out a bit more about me and get to know me better! :)

Here goes:

1. My full name is Jessica, but please call me Jess.


2. I am currently at university studying Biochemistry and Microbiology.

3. I am not a vegetarian but I love Quorn.

4. My favourite colours are pink and blue.

5. I am a massive dog lover.

6. But my parents won’t let us have one. (sad face)

7. I have a boyfriend, and we have been together over a year.

8. He is taking me away to Spain over Easter as my Christmas present.

9. Hence, I am starting the 30 Day Shred very soon.

30 Day Shred

10. My favourite brand is Soap and Glory.

11. I have a full drivers license, I passed when I was 17.

12. Chicago is one of my favourite films.

13. Taylor Swift and One Direction are my guilty pleasures.

14. I love to bake.


15. I am super organised.

16. I get most of my clothes from Primark.

17. I have recently taken up yoga, I use the ‘Simply Yoga’ app for iPad.

18. Berries are my favourite fruits, especially blueberries.

19. While studying for my A-Levels, I worked in Superdrug at the weekends.

20. I have A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.


21. Oh, and an AS-Level in French.

22. My Sundays were made for Onesies.

23. My skin is super dry, and I have eczema.

24. The Big Bang Theory is my favourite show.

The Big Bang Theory

25. Closely followed by Pretty Little Liars. (if you have never heard of it, you NEED to check it out!)

26. All of my make-up is drugstore, I have never owned a high end product.

27. I have naturally wavy hair, but I always straighten it.

28. As one of my New Years Resolutions, I only drink water, plain old water.


29. I am quite a clean freak, especially in the kitchen area.

30. I love romantic comedies, it is my favourite genre of film.

And there we have it! I hope you enjoyed this post, if you do this tag please leave your links in the comments below :) I love having a good read!

J xo

#3 How much is your face worth?

1 Nov

This tag has always intrigued me. I admit that I buy a lot of make up, BUT I worked full time all over the summer, so I did treat myself a little :) I don’t have a lot of high end products so I don’t think it will add up to too much, but we shall see. Here is a photo of the make-up I used today:

Today, I only had a couple of lectures so I just keep my make-up natural and basic. Nothing too fancy! So lets check out how much my face was worth today:

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Highlighter and Concealer (shade 040 soft beige): £5.99

Revlon Photo Ready Primer (shade 1): £11.99

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (shade 1 translucent): £3.99

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (shade 103 true ivory): £8.99

L’Oréal Paris Double Extension Renewal Serum Inside Mascara (shade black): £11.29

Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm (in mango): £3.69

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder: £3.75

That is a grand total of £49.69! I was quite surprised seeing this figure, it looks a lot to a poor student like me! I guess it does all add up. Also I have realised how much Rimmel I own! ASOS had 30% off Rimmel a few weeks back so I guess I stocked up! :) If anyone would like a review from any of these products just drop me a comment or a tweet (Twitter: BFLifexo), and I will be very willing to do that!

J xo

ps. forgot to mention that the prices are from Boots, correct from 1st november 2012.