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Friday 7 January 2011

Natural Collection - awesome everyday goodies

So I was getting ready for work this morning *groan* (Is there anything worse than getting up when it’s still dark and trekking to work knowing you’ll not be leaving till it’s dark again?) and I was in a bit of a rush as usual so I had about 10 minutes to do my hair and makeup. As you can probably guess I went for a slightly dishevelled “totally natural” look :)

Anywho it made me realise that I’ve been reaching for the same products on and off for about 6 months because they’re just sooo reliable

All the items are by Natural Collection and when I picked them up over the summer I got all 3 for a fiver (hurrah!!) For me the range is pretty hit n miss – the foundation is atrocious and a lot of the eyeshadows are waaay below average when it comes to pigmentation but these were fantastic little buys and I still love them
Juicy Lips

I adore everything about this lipgloss; the colour is a subtle pretty pink with a hint of shimmer and it looks beautiful on – not exactly natural but not bright or dramatic either. It doesn’t last particularly long, I’d say a couple of hours tops and that’s only if you aren’t eating or drinking much but it feels so good on that I don’t mind that a great deal. It’s not sticky at all (probably why it’s not very long lasting!) but feels smooth and ever so slightly creamy, more like a lip balm than a gloss. And if that wasn’t enough it even smells deliciously fruity

Lash Definition mascara in Black

I really wish someone had given me this mascara when I was a teenager because I spent a lot of time with lashes like spider legs; for some reason it took me a while to master the art of mascara application! This is just one of the most simple, easy to apply, lash lengthening mascaras you can ask for. The brush is fairly small and thin so you can be precise and even do the lower lashes with no bother at all. It separates the lashes with ease and the colour is extremely dark. All for £1.99

Moisture Shine lipstick in Pink Mallow. Don't you just love the name?

Gorgeous pink shade. Smooth creamy texture. Doesn’t dry out my lips. Overall this is definitely a winner The lipstick and gloss. Though I must say this picture really doesnt do them justice! ♥


Stina said...

Nice colours, just my kind of things.. I literally NEVER stop at the N/C stand- why I have no idea..? I'll have a look soon.

And thank you SO much, my parcel came today- I have dedicated a post to you on my blog x x x

Louise - Freckled Elle said...

I have the mascara and lipstick too, I really like them :) Oh and their blush, bronzer and bronzing pearls are amazing!

Stephanie Gauthier-Bujold said...

I know that the booth at Boots were popping up 2 pounds off lipstick and mascara lately and these would come free with it. When i am back in the UK I will check it! THanks for the review!

Unknown said...

I love easy-to-wear products that get you out the door in a hurry! It always seems that no matter what time I get up, I end up with about 10 minutes to do my hair and makeup!

Leah said...

That lipstick looks so amazing on the swatch! Super pigmented baby pink, me lovee! Sadly, we don't get that brand in AUS :(

Straight Up Glam said...

I've never heard of that brand, but those lip products are super pretty! I love the colors!!

Andrée xx

joanna x said...

Wow thanks! I love a bit of natural collection, people always underestimate it but they do always have some lovely lipstick and gloss colours, shall definetly be having a look at the nautral collection counter today. Thanks :)


fashion doctor said...

oh,so pretty lipstick and gloss,beutyful color!

BlushCrush said...

I never give NC the time of day, but this post has changed my mind! I'll definitely check them out properly next time I'm in Boots x

Anonymous said...

Aha! Pretty pink lip gloss! :D Totally love and want! :)

Stacey said...

The lipstick and gloss look so nice, never used anything from this brand, it maybe worth a look, thanks hun x

Cotton said...

love the gloss!. i have 2 of these and yea the staying power isnt great, i also find that the applicator doesnt get a lot of product on it so i have to keep getting some more

Rebecca said...

I loved Natural Collection when I was a teenager! I still use their brow pencil, it comes with a brush too, it's been a staple product for about 15 years!

Unknown said...

Hi Joy,just to let you know that i have awarded you over at my blog if you'd like to have a little look. xxx

Of The Saints said...

oh these products sound really good and the colours of the lip gloss and lip stick look lovely!
i've only ever tryed their eye shadows and was very dissapointed, so never bought anything else by them, but i certainly will now :)

Unknown said...

Lovely post , i LOVE natural collection and now im going to buy more !!

please follow mine for a competition to win a pair of luxury Tallulah love lovebirds knickers in black <3


Tracy D said...

That is a beautiful lipstick color, that would look good on almost anyone I think. I can't get my lipglosses to last more than a few hours it seems, no matter what I spend :)

Merel said...

Oh I love those colours, perfect for everyday! They don't sell that brand here though, sadly:(

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

The lipstick and gloss are gorgeous. What a steal!

All Made Up said...

Cheeky Beauty I was always the same! It was only after I’d borrowed one of my sisters natural collection glosses that I started having a nosy at the stand each time I was in boots. These days I cant help picking up a little item (or 10)

Louise I haven’t tried the bronzing pearls so will pick them up asap – I don’t really wear bronzer at this time of year but I’d like to have them cos summer is just around the corner. Well maybe not round the corner as such but it isn’t that far off…..

Pammy you sound just like me! Even if I plan to get up half an hour early I end up rushing out the door without a minute to spare

♥ Leah it’s probably for the best cos it’s one of those brands where you cant just buy one or two things… Honestly I’ve called into the shop to get one gloss and have come out with a bag full of natural collection goodies!

Rebecca I will most definitely be getting the brow pencil next time I’m in boots. If the same brand has served you well for 15 years then it’s gotta be worth a try :)

WOOOOO!!!! BeautybyPaula thank you very much indeed!! This kinda comment really makes my day – I’ll do a post and pass it on during the week ♥

Tracy@mybestbeautybuys I’m the same; even if a lipgloss claims to last 8 or 12 hours I have to reapply after about 2 or 3

Xx Sazica xX said...

I have the lipstick in pink mallow , i love it to :)