Friday, 1 August 2014

Beauty blog sale.

All products have been used, and usage is shown. Most have only been used a few times. 
I will only ship within the UK, postage will be Royal Mail second class signed for. Postage cost is included in the price of the item. 
Please Google for shades and swatches. 

If you would like to buy anything, please e-mail me at michelle@satchelsandpearls.com, or contact me on Twitter - @satchelspearls, and I will send you an invoice through PayPal. 
L-R: Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in shade 107/wine - £4.50. 
MAC lipstick in shade Ruby Woo - £9.50.
MAC lipstick in shade Dark Side - £9.50. SOLD.
NARS Velvet Gloss lip pencil in shade Baroque - £10.00. SOLD.
Tony Moly Cat Chu Wink lipstick in shade peach vanilla - £3.50. 
Seventeen lip crayon in shade hot pink - £4.00. 
T-B: L'Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream - anti-dullness - £6.50. 
Soap & Glory Wonderfill 3D - primer and wrinkle filler - £5.00. 
Body Shop Vitamin E eye cream - £6.00. 
Seventeen Cheek Stamp blusher in shade stare-struck - £3.50. 
Rimmel natural bronzer in shade 022/sun bronze - £4.00. 
Chanel Perfection Lumière long-wear flawless fluid makeup foundation - shade 12/beige rose. Only used a few times - £20.00. 

Clashing prints: polka dot & Aztec.

You lucky folks, this is my third fashion post this week! I must be on a roll or something, either that or I'm actually just getting dressed. Ahem. After having a good wardrobe clear out, and buying a few more dresses on eBay, I feel really confident with the clothes I have now. I'm finally getting through the amazing jackets I bought in a Primark sale, and I'm loving clashing colours, prints and textures at the moment too. Here is another clashing outfit. This time, clashing prints, but keeping a simple black and white monochrome look with flashes of blue and gold accessories. 

Black and white polka dot textured dress, Matalan (via eBay) a whole 99p. (Yep, I do love a good bargain eBay purchase) | Black and white Aztec print blazer - Primark, £3.00. (An old sale jacket from the beginning of the year!) | Black pumps with white piping - George at Asda* | Diana camera brooches - Ladybird Likes (You should all check out Zoe's makes, they are amazing). 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Gingham & burgundy.

Yet another fashion post. I'm doing pretty well with my fashion posts recently, and it's definitely something I would like to do more of, especially now the weather is a little better and I'm a little more confident having my photo taken in the garden. I picked up this gingham skater tunic (I say tunic, it's probably a dress but it's quite short on me) for £5.00 yesterday in the Dorothy Perkins sale. I also picked up a pink and grey tartan skater dress too, yet again for £5.00. Absolute bargains to be had. The blazer was another one of my Primark £3.00 jacket purchases from the sale at the beginning of the year, and yet again, when I took it out of my wardrobe this morning it still had the tags attached!

Navy and white gingham dress - Dorothy Perkins - £5.00 in the sale | Burgundy blazer - Primark - £3.00 (old) | Indigo high waisted jeggings - New Look Inspire - (old) | Burgundy pumps - H&M - (old) | Navy blue cutout bag - Simply Be/JD Williams*

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

National Lipstick Day feat. Illamasqua Glamore

So as today is national lipstick day I felt obliged to partake and indulge myself with a new lippy. I've been eyeing up the new Glamore nudes from Illamasqua for a little while but haven't quite been able to narrow it down to the perfect shade. My plan for today was to get my nude shade match in the Illamasqua store in Leeds and then buy it from Debenham's as they have a little sale on. Only as soon as I was colour matched I had to have it there and then. I also bought my first lip liner. Lip liners are fiddly things things so they've never quite made it into my make up collection, to me they are a little like liquid eyeliners (and I've only just bought my first one of those the other week too!). However, I actually managed to apply it myself (yay!) so had to have one. And both compliment each other really well, so of course I had to buy them. 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Basic florals & tan accessories.

Over the weekend I had a major clear out of my wardrobe and ended up listing a few items on eBay, but also ended up discovering a few bits and pieces I'd bought in the sales after Christmas that I've never even worn. Two of the pieces today, the floral jacket and green waffle skirt were two of these purchases, both were brand new with tags on this morning when I pulled them out the wardrobe. God bless a Primark sale. Both cost a measly £3 each. It's fair to say I did have a good stock up on jackets, but yet again, more are piled away in my wardrobe with their tags on. 

Floral jacket from Primark (old), £3 | Céline t-shirt bought from eBay (old) | Green waffle skirt from Primark (old), £3 | Black maternity tights from H&M (old) (don't laugh, they are the comfiest tights ever) | tan cutout shoes from Primark (old) | Tan faux leather satchel by Nica (old) | Owl brooch from Ladybird Likes (Zoe makes awesome accessories, totally check her out). 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

MeMeBox Superbox | Free From Oil & Trouble #3

I haven't blogged in a while about my recent MeMeBox purchases, but this one I quite frankly have to rave about. It arrived, much to my surprise, on Friday morning. I totally forgot I'd ordered another Superbox (my last one was Missha product based and was amazing) so was just expecting a regular box in the post. I was even more delighted when I realised it was the free from oil and trouble box. This box is number three, to be honest I hadn't noticed a box one or two, but they have some pretty good products in for those of us who have oily skin. I photographed it all this morning so I can delve in tonight, I'm really excited to try all of the products in this box. All the products included in this box are full sized, so a bargain price for the whole box at $32 when the contents are worth $121 individually. 

This box is designed to be a complete skincare step by step box, and contains all the products you need for daily cleansing and toning aimed for oily and troublesome skin. The only thing missing is a moisturiser but I'm really happy with the Clinique one I've used for years, so this doesn't bother me too much. 

You can find the Superboxes from MeMeBox here and the regular MeMeBoxes here that both start from $23 and can lead up to around $75 for the brand Superboxes. If you enter code AFFILIATE-7512-GYFOM-BHWQ at the checkout you can receive $5 off a $100 spend, and collect their MeMePoints to use on future purchases! There are currently two offers on at the moment where you can buy 3 boxes and save $5, and 4 boxes and save $8 using the codes here. I think it's time I placed a few new orders!  
1. Skin 1004 Foam Foam cleanser - morning and night. Full size 90ml each. $35. 
These cleansing foams are to address the skin's differing needs and conditions. The morning cleanser contains Argan seed oil and edelweiss extracts to gently cleanse away dead skin without dehydrating, whilst the night time cleanser is stronger to get deep into the pores to de-clogg impurities and makeup. The night time cleanser is formulated with lavender and lotus extracts for skin renewal. 
I'm super excited to try these out as since I've returned from Munich my skin is super crazy and so oily. 
2. Milky Dress Anti-Trouble Body Mist. Full size 80ml. $23. 
This mist is designed for sprinting in the hot, hot heat. Not only just to cool you down, but aimed to hit those troublesome blemish areas, such as legs, neck, breast/chest area and reduce acne and blemishes. 
This is a super idea as I get a lot of spots around my neck and chest that look unsightly in low-cut tops. So this is another fantastic item in my box. 
3. Dermahouse Pore Tighten Ampule. Full size 30ml. $22. 
This product is aimed at reducing large pores and suppressing the formula of melanin pigments to give you elasticity in your skin. This is to be used on problem areas after your basic skin application. 
Yet another product I'm eager to try, I hope it might reduce the pores on my nose and cheeks. 
4. Yuri Pibu Parsley Herb Toner. Full Size 150ml. $23. 
This is a twice-daily toner with 80% of parsley extracts that absorbs quickly and leaves smooth skin. 
I'm not 100% sure who I feel about this product, parsley, mhmmm. I'm not sure what the parsley does too but it's simple to fit into my daily skincare routine with the other products so I'm willing to give it a good shot. 
5. L'Ocean Pink Powder. Full size 20ml. $24. 
This is a unique spot fighting treatment that has two layers. Normally you would need to shake the layers to active the product but this time you need the layers to separate for the full effect. (The image contains a shaken bottle so doesn't show the proper product). The pink powder settles to the bottom and the yellow liquid rises to the top. You need to use a cotton bud to dip the pink powder from the bottom and apply. It's ideal to apply this at night to dry up spots. The yellow layer contains BHA and AHA which remove excess dead skin cells and the pink layer is calamine and volcanic ash to fight off blemishes and sooth the skin. 
I think this will be similar to using toothpaste on spots to dry them up. I'm not much of a spotty person but this will definitely be a go-to item when the time comes. 
6. Tosowoong Silk Touching Powder. Full Size 10g. $34. 
This powered is non-scented and non-coloured to fit all skin types and colours. The white powder turns transparent when applied to skin leaving a silky smooth texture and absorbing sebum throughout the day. 
I think this is a fantastic product to apply during the day when you need a little touch up and to remove those oily patches. So another super product that will be entering my daily make up routine. 

This is the best box I've received so far from MeMeBox. Although I love receiving their boxes in the post on a monthly basis, especially now there are so many to choose from. 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam + Innisfree Blackhead Bye Bye Fingertips

I only exfoliate my skin twice a week as I have quite oily skin, but these are two of my favourite products for giving a deep clean and cleaning out my open pores! You all know my obsession with Korean cosmetics, and my favourite brand has to be Etude House. I first discovered this store when I was out in Thailand and I fell in love. I bought lots of their products for oily skin, quite a few which I've even repurchased too! Their Baking Powder range is fantastic for cleaning out pores, removing dead skin and leaving an all round polished feeling to your skin. 

After having a little search on the internet, I came across these amazing blackhead fingertips and knew I had to have some! I have a very porous nose and get quite a few blackheads from time to time that I can find really hard to remove. The idea behind this product is that you place them on your fingertips and give your nose, chin and other problem areas a really good scrub using an exfoliator. I find this works best for me with the Baking Powder pore cleansing foam. For some skin types it might be a little harsh to use both together so you might want to play it up a little for your skin type. 

The best way to use these together is to wet your face, I then have a little exfoliate with pore cleansing foam, apply a little to the ends of the silicone fingers and scrub into my problem areas. Hey presto, nice clean feeling skin and a noticeable reduction in sebum collection too, that's my main problem. You can buy both products from Cosmetic Love
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