200 followers giveaway! Nars blush of your choice


So I have finally reached over 200 amazing followers on blogger and I really appreciate all of your support, I love the beauty blogging community and spend plenty of my time reading everyones blogs. So as promised I am doing a giveaway!

I have a couple of  Nars blushes and I think they are amazing quality and literally last a life time! they are notorious on the blogsphere with cult favourites such as orgasm and deep throat. The sleek packaging with handy mirror is perfect for any handbag.

This giveaway is for a Nars single blush of your choice, whether it be a powder blush or cream, the decision is yours!

To enter all you need to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Comment below your e-mail address and which blush you would like
3. You can receive 5 extra entries if you tweet about the giveaway "@sianjay nars blush giveaway www.misssnjx.blogspot.com" if you are going to do this I'd appreciate if you wrote your twitter ID with your e-mail address and blush of choice.
4. This giveaway is open internationally so any one can enter

I will announce the winner on Thursday 14th June and will use random.org to pick the winner

Don't know which colour you'd want? click here to check out the colours available on the Nars website

Good luck everyone!

My Ultimate Crush: Jesse McCartney


So we all went there when we was a teenager. we all fancied a singer/actor/celeb and thought we was destined to be with them, get married have children and live happily ever after, when I was a teenager I had high hopes, my crush was Jesse McCartney. The reason I'm doing this post is because I was watching some DVDs I found of the TV series Summerland which Jesse McCartney was in and it made me remember what it was like to be a teenage girl.

Jesse McCartney had it all to make teenage girls bask in his glory, blonde hair, blue eyes, cheeky smile, beautiful voice, a california tan, surfer looks. The ultimate pop heartthrob!

I'm ashamed to say seven years on his good looks still have me weak at the knees however, my hopes for a house on the beach in California have surpassed!

So now I want to know:

Who was your teenage crush?

Lets reminicse together girls! Who was your teenage crush? I know you had one!

Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase: Mini Review


I've never tried any of clarins skin care so I was pleased when I was sent this little 3ml sample of their new skin care product HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase. Does anyone else love how Debenhams always sends free samples with your order? I think it's a lovely touch! I've had perfume samples galore and even a Elemis hand cream in the past. Good job Debenhams!

This product is a face serum which claims to "restore a more youthful-looking appearance to dehydrated skin"

The above leaflet which was included states: "Thirsty and mistreated by extreme conditions, your skin feels tight and has developed premature lines. To help restore your skins youthful look, Clarins has formulated this intensive, replenishing serum. Thanks to its double formula, including both oil and water soluble ingredients, Intensive Serum Bi-Phase can combine the most powerful hydrating ingredients discovered by Clarins Research to restore skin comfort, radiance and a softer, plumper look"

My Verdict I've used this serum twice now, which doesn't really qualify a full review on the product but so far I am really enjoying this product. As a person who has never tried face serums, this has really encouraged me to check out different brands. I love how this serum makes my skin look. It makes the skin softer and plumper, it leaves a healthy looking dewy glow.

I have dry skin and this makes my skin feel like its absorbed a bottle of water, it really is hydrating! This is exclusive at debenhams from 21st May to 10th June. So far I do really like it however, it is £40 for about 30ml (I think) a little does go a long way but I don't know whether I could bring myself to pay that much.

Has anyone got any face serum recommendations?

Ombre and two-toned lips as seen on Sydney fashion week S/S12: How To


So I seen this picture from Sydney S/S12 fashion week and was amazed! I quickly scooped out my lipsticks and thought, I'll give this look a bash!

Heres my attempts:
Pink ombre

Rimmel Kate Moss 05 from cupids bow down, Mac Viva Glam Gaga I in centre of lips, Barry M lippaint 100 bottom of bottom lip.

 Nude two-tone

Mac Hug Me on outside of lips, Mac A Perfect Day on inside of lips.

Orange/Coral two-tone

Mac Vegas Volt on top lip and Mac Force of Love on bottom lip.

Pink/Coral two-tone

Mac Viva Glam Nicki on outside of lips and Mac Watch Me Simmer on inside of lips.

Purple/Pink two-tone

Mac Plumful on outside of lips and Mac Hotgossip on inside of lips.

Nude ombre

Mac Hug me across cupids bow, Mac A Perfect day on centre of both lips, Mac Restrict on bottom of bottom lip.

Red/Pink two-tone

Mac Runaway Red outlining the lips, Illamasqua Atomic on centre of lips.

Pink two-tone

Mac Viva Glam Nicki on outside of lips and Mac Viva Glam Gaga I on inside of lips.

Would you wear the two-tone/ombre lip out?

MAC Hello Sailor Jaunty eyeshadow: Review & Swatches


This is the only item I bought from the new Hello Sailor collection, for some reason this collection really didn't jump out at me. The packaging is adorable striped nautical themed.

I bought Jaunty eyeshadow which is bescribed as a light yellow beige. The colour is such a pretty versatile colour. It is just a tad darker than my skin tone and shimmery. It is a frost finish therefore, is shimmery however, the shimmer is very fine.

Compared to Naked Lunch Jaunty is more gold in tone whereas Naked Lunch has more of a pink tone to it. It is great as a highlight or an all over the lid colour. This eyeshadow is still available online if anyone is interested :)

Revlon Lip Butters Sweet Tart: Review & Swatches


So I finally caved in and bought one of the Revlon mip butters to try. I've been trying to get hold of these ever since they made a whopping bang on the blogsphere and every blogger was talking about them. When they finally arrived to little Britain they were selling out like hot cakes!

I gave up all hope of ever being able to obtain one until finally superdrug had restocked on them. I bought Sweet Tart as I thought the colour is lovely and a day to day lip colour.

The lipstick has a little bit f a sweet scent however, it is not over powering at all; Its a faint smell. The texture of these is literally like butter! They feel creamy on the lips and I find to be just as moisturising as vaseline lip balms!

So it appears Revlon lip butters are really worth the hype! The pigmentation is pretty good, I cannot comment on other colours but Sweet Tart leaves a good amount of colour for a product which is essentially a lip balm and not a lipstick.

The colour is a definate barbie-pink and leaves a bit of a glossy shine

I will definitely be buying more of these! they are great to carry around in your bag, they are nourishing and give you that little pop of colour at times where you don't want to wear a lipstick.

MAC Reel Sexy Watch Me Simmer lipstick: Review & Swatches


Watch Me Simmer is a repromoted lipstick which originally came out in the Mac Shop/Cook collection. This was the one lipstick I wanted from that collection and guess what? It sold out that fast I didn't have time to get my coral loving mitts on it!

The lipstick is the amplified finish, which is my second favourite lipstick finish by MAC, the colour is so pigmented and one swipe of the lipstick is opaque! I also find amplified to be a quite long wearing formula aswell.

The colour is beautiful, it is a definiate coral. MAC Force of Love is definitely more pink and not as bright. Whereas Watch Me Simmer is more orange and not as bright as MAC Viva Glam Nicki.

I love this colour, amplified is a great formula and the colour is beautiful. I think it has overtaken Vegas Volt as my summer favourite. BUT ITS FLIPPING LIMITED EDITION! grrr!

Nars Isolde eyeshadow duo: Review & Swatches


This has become my favourite eyeshadow combination of the moment! I had to buy this after Zoella was talking about how she wears this duo a lot.

I love Nars packaging, it's so sleek. It's a pain to clean though!

Isolde is a gorgeous colour duo, the first colour is a pale goldy colour and the second is a darker bronzier/coppery colour. These colours have orange undertones and therefore looking at the colour wheel are likely to make blue eyes 'POP'. As I have blue eyes I thought this duo would be perfect for me.

As soon as I opened this eyeshadow I thought there may be something wrong with my shadow it has a very alcoholy smell, which put me off using it. I've only ever owned Nars blushes and lipsticks and have never experienced the products smelling that potent. the smell isn't noticeable once the shadows are applied.

However, when I did try the clolours they did compliment eachother beautifully! The texture was smooth making them easy to work with. I rarely use a primer with eyeshadows as I never experience creasing but I did experience a small amount of creasing with these shadows which was eliminated when I started using a primer with them.

The duo is great as I can put it in my make up bag and know thats all I need. They look great on their own, I've been wearing the pale colour on the lid and the darker colour in the crease. I apply a highlight in the brow bone and inner corner and that sets the look completely.

I'd really recommend this duo, even if you don't have blue eyes (but it does really compliment blue eyes beautifully) the shadows apply really well and easyand they can be used for both a day time or a night time look.

I'm now on the hunt for other Nars duos! Can you recommend any?