I recently purchased the ELF brush shampoo as you Will see from earlier posts , so today I decided to trial it firstly the bottle is much smaller than the image portrays it is actually only 120ml and I expected much bigger bottle considering it is a shampoo it currently retails for £3.50 and you can purchase it direct from ELF at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk . My brushes were in desperate need of a good clean so I decided to do my foundation brush or should I say one of my foundation brushes first , and tbh I wasn't that impresses it took 4 squirts of the shampoo to get it even vaguely clean and to be honest I have had better results using baby shampoo so I shall not be repurchasing at all. As an aside In the end I used the ELF brush cleaner spray in the end to clean my remaining brushes and that fared much better and also retails at £3.50. just simply sprayed them and wiped using a baby wipe. What brush cleaner do you use lovely ladies ? can you recommend me a reasonably priced one that will not take me an age to clean my brushes with.

Okay so I have a confession I bought this set as a gift for someone and then decided to keep it myself

sorry cannot make image bigger but it is a nail set from Scarlett & crimson the ladies behind Ruby & Millie a younger persons range if you will with 2 slightly gothic girls as the characters on the packaging anyways thought it was the perfect gift for someone I know who has a slightly gothic vibe going on (they are a student and younger than me) but as I'm poorly sick at the mo I thought Id keep it myself oops. It contains 3 nail polishes in black , silver and a very pale opalescent pink , toe separators , a  cuticle pusher , nail transfers gothic inspired and tweezers to assist in using the transfers it was £12 and is currently in the boots 3 for 2.

I used the silver and in two coats and a top coat of seche vite it looks pretty good I think not too much of a glittery silver if ya know what I mean.

I today purchased two sleek products from superdrug , a pout polish in powder pink an an eyeshadow palette in sunset.

The pout polish has an sp15 and I believe has been featured in a recent magazine article it comes in 5 different shades electro peach, powder pink, pink Cadillac , chocolate kiss and perfect plum and are £3.99 each. Here's what sleek say about it on their website

'A tinted lip conditioning balm formulated with natural oils such as Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Extract and Vitamin A, C and E to help condition the lips and lock in moisture.

It also includes SPF15 to help protect the lips from sun exposure'

I purchased powder pink and found it great to apply and feels very moisturising on the lips and the colour isn't too sheer either , I haven't included a pic of it on I'm afraid as I have a cold sore yuck !! ( first time I have ever had one). Anyway here some pics for you

Next I bought a sleek palette in sunset , I already have the original , and have the bad gal , good gal & storm version on the way from a facebook sale that sleek did. They are such well pigmented eye shadows and great value at £5.99 each so a great price to try out colours you wouldn't normally try

 They have good lasting power these shadow and I think the palette is a handy size to put in your handbag.

You can buy sleek products at your local superdrug or at www.sleekmakeup.com 

Here is my nails of the day using a Nails Inc polish in Jermyn street , I got this free with my glamour subscription which is out now and their is a choice of 4 different colours. I really liked this think it is a great nude colour

ELF is a brand I have recently discovered  and I must say I have been very impressed with the products I have purchased which have mainly been from their studio range and their mineral range most of these are priced at £3.50 each though they do a lower price range starting from £1.50. I ordered these today and I will include swatches and reviews once they have arrived and I have tested them.

Studio Shampoo brush cleaner

Studio single eye shadows in Mystic moss and coffee bean

Mineral lipsticks in Ripe rose and Prime plum

you can check out the range at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk and join their facebook page as they often post discount codes for money off and free delivery.

***********does a massive happy dance ************

Today I received my early chrimbo pressie off my beloved , I already have a laptop but he hogs it every night so this is a happy medium for us :-)