First things first, I have just woke up from a nap and I’m always still a bit half asleep when I wake up from afternoon naps, especially when you dream that you’re awake so when you do actually wake up, you’re really confused.
Now Mii Cosmetics have recently been launched online for worldwide delievery, Mii Cosmetics are a cosmetic brand that until a little while ago were only exclusive to spas and salons across the UK. But due to popular demand, Mii have broadened their horizons and we can all now have a slice of the action!
I had never heard of Mii Cosmetics before, I’m not really a big spa/salon goer, but I was intrigued by how the products had been chosen for the brand.
“Mii’s creation has been inspired by the wants and wishes of thousands of beauty spa and salon devotees, as well as a team of beauty experts. Combining the finest ingredients, Mii offers effortless application and unrivalled expertise to reveal your natural beauty. The collection also includes a mineral makeup line infused with precious gemstones, thirteen tailored brushes, and handbag heroes; Flawless Face Base, Moisturising Lip Lover, Pure Wonder Concealer and Glamorous Trio Bronzing Face Finish.”
I was very excited to receive a couple of products to try from the collection, I received the luminous tinted moisturiser and the moisturising lip lover lipstick. All the products names are luxurious and the packaging is black, sleek and reminds me a little of the Jemma Kidd make up packaging.
The Luminous Tinted Moisturiser: Now when I first saw that I had received this, I was very happy. I absolutely love the effect of dewy, flawless skin (think Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea) This tinted moisturiser also has an spf 15 so it’s also great for protecting your skin. When I tried this I realised that to work with it properly you need quite a bit of moisturiser/primer on your skin, once I’d put a little more of my favourite Body Shop mattifying day cream, it worked and blended in a lot better. The shade is a too dark for me at the moment, it’s okay if I’ve faked tanned but to be honest with it being December and everything I lean more towards matte, full coverage foundations to give my skin a bit of a perk. I also feel that right now my skin isn’t clear enough to just rock a tinted moisturiser, stresses about uni work, money and lack of sleep is not kind to your skin. But this doesn’t mean I am writing this tinted moisturiser off, for me this will be perfect for the summer. It’s very light on the skin which means it’ll be great for hot sunny days, also the dark shade will be better for when my face is naturally tanned again. However the staying power isn’t amazing, by the time I went to take this off, I noticed patches on my face where the moisturiser had faded, so this definitely needs accompaniment with a powder and possibly a setting spray.
Moisturising Lip Lover- Gossip: When I first saw this shade I thought ‘hmm I don’t know if that’s me.’ Gossip is a rich, deep red lip, to me it screams 1950’s glamour, a perfect for parties that’s for sure. Mii boasts that this lipstick “our ultra moisturising lipstick’s active ingredients help soften and improve the condition of your lips with every wear” This does glide on very nicely to the lips and has a lovely smell, it smells quite fruity, a nice smelling lipstick is always a winner in my books. I decided to have a play around with the shade when I was just pottering around the flat and I was pleasantly surprised to see how lovely Gossip looked on my lips. The red instantly made my face look more tanned and made me feel oh so glamorous pottering around the flat. I even tweeted a picture of myself wearing the lippie, I was that impressed! There are plenty other shades available if Gossip doesn’t sound like it’s up your street. The moisturising lip lover lipstick is priced at £14.95.
Me wearing Gossip (mind the shiny-ness, this was after a day of shopping and uni work!)
You can buy both these products and much more from the collection from www.gerrardinternational.com (though I think at the moment the website is down as I’ve tried on both my Internet servers Chrome and Internet explorer and it wouldn’t load, let’s blame the wind!)
I definitely think Mii Cosmetics are worth a look if you have a few pennies saved up and want some salon quality cosmetics in your life.
I hope you all have a lovely Thursday evening and are all snuggled inside safe and warm. The weather seems to horrible across the country and even down south we have had some mighty winds, at one point this morning the wind carried me along the pavement, I thought I was going to do a Mary Poppins at one point!
* Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review for PR purposes, however my reviews and thoughts are always 100% honest and un-bias.