Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review - Ethereal Glow Swatch

I have finally gotten around to trying the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush which has been raved about so so much and marketed as a 'truly next generation blush'. I got myself rather excited by all this and I do really like it but maybe not quite as much as I thought I would! But I'm not sure, maybe it is just as lovely as it needs to be. I don't know...take a look!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Review

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation “N” Review with Before & After Photos

A few weeks ago a completely fell for a few new makeup items from the Japanese, and Selfridges-exclusive, brand SUQQU (reviews here), and have since been continuing my investigations. This time it's a foundation that I have really been enjoying using - the SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation “N” with SPF30.

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SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation “N” Review


This is the newest addition to the SUQQU line (launched March 2014) and this foundation promises "luminous and velvety smooth-looking skin, whilst lifting, firming and delivering skincare ingredients". 

This Works In Transit Spray-On Moisture Review

Right. I am completely obsessed with the brand new This Works In Transit Spray-On Moisture. I am not kidding - completely obsessed!

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This Works In Transit Spray-On Moisture Review

Now this is part of This Works' In Transit collection which is a range of products designed to cater to the need for super convenience for on the go people and, in particular, travel.  I have to say, I haven't been very far with this but I have literally taken it with me everywhere I have been. I just can't get enough!!

Eyeko Mascara Off Eye Makeup Remover Wipes Review

I have been testing out these new eye makeup wipes from Eyeko and I think they are pretty good. I have to admit, I don't enjoy cleansing my face and eye makeup all at the same time because I hate to see my mascara all over my face, so a separate solution is perfect for me. Here are my thoughts on the Eyeko Mascara Off Eye Makeup Remover Wipes.

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Eyeko Mascara Off Eye Makeup Remover Wipes Review

I have a box that contains 3 packs of the Eyeko Mascara Off wipes and each pack contains 10 wipes. I decided to test these by cleansing everything apart from eye makeup so that I could properly see whether they removed the makeup cleanly without spreading it over my face. Here's how I got on:

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Body Shop Body Sorbets Review

The Body Shop have gone mad about sorbet for summer this year. At the same time as new The Body Shop Vitamin Aqua Boost Sorbet launches, so too does this gorgeous collection of brand new Body Sorbets. They sound delicious don't they? And the are!!

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The Body Shop Body Sorbets

The Body Shop Body Sorbets come in four fruity varieties - Pink Grapefruit, Strawberry, Mango and Satsuma - plus one summery floral - Moringa. Here's a closer look!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet Review, Swatch

The latest launches from The Body Shop are all about sorbet and perfect for summer weather. In this post I am looking at The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet and in a post coming soon I shall let you know about the new range of Body Sorbets.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

Now if I remember rightly, The Body Shop talked this product a couple of years ago but I don't know what happened. Anyway, it's out now and it's an incredible texture - just perfect if you are looking for something a little lighter in the summer. Here's a look at it:

Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask Review

If your skin is feeling a little lacklustre or dehydrated then you really need these in your life. Say hello to the very effective (however extremely unattractive - wait for it) Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks fom Indeed Labs. This is like a huge drink of water for thirsty skin!

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Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask Review

2True All Over Natural Bronzing Powder Matte Review, Swatch, Before & After Photo

This is a SERIOUS BARGAIN ALERT! If you were looking for an extremely low cost yet effective matte bronzer for contouring then I have definitely found it!! Check out the 2True All Over Natural Bronzing Powder in Matte. It is just £1.99 and really good!! 

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2True All Over Natural Bronzing Powder Matte Review

I have had a couple of little 2True faves over the years - they do a lovely waterproof liquid liner and a wonderful nude polish. Everything they do is cheap as chips...literally. This matte bronzer is really excellent value for money. It is perfectly matte so no fear of a shimmer attack, and it's cool-toned enough to avoid anything too orange. 

Here's the 2True All Over Natural Bronzing Powder Matte in shade 1 swatched:

Priti NYC Stella Nudes Review & Lady of the Dawn Swatch

I was so excited try out this new (to me) brand of eco nail polish called Priti NYC. Brand founder, Kim D'amato, created Priti NYC when she was pregnant in 2005 and couldn't find any products for completely safe manicures. It is 5 Free & Vegan, completely non-toxic, and also free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. Since then the range has expanded to over 100 shades, many of which have been seen at New York Fashion Week.

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Priti NYC Stella Nudes Review

These 2 beauties, Priti NYC AlisterStella Gray Rose and Lady of the Dawn are beautiful soft nudes that were created for Stella McCartney at New York Fashion Week. I went straight for Lady of the Dawn. Here it is!

Rimmel Urban Bohemian Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick Collection Review & Swatches

Recently I showed you the upcoming Rimmel Urban Bohemian Salon Pro nail collection from Kate Moss and today is the turn of the accompanying Lasting Finish Kate Lipsticks. Interestingly, this is the first time that Kate Moss has combined her lipstick and nail line to create a complete lips and tips colour collection.

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Rimmel Urban Bohemian Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick Collection Review

Monday, 21 April 2014

Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Concentrate Review & How To Use

Hyaluronic Acid is a skincare wonder ingredient. Famed for its ability to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water, it is the number one agent when it comes to skin hydration. Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Concentrate not only contains 99.5% pure Hyaluronic Acid but also a mushroom-derived complex, Tremela Fuciformis, which has the power to amplify Hyaluronic Acid's hydrating power by 400 times! As if HA wasn't amazing enough already!!

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Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Concentrate Review

No Mo-Stache Portable Hair Removal Kit Review

Now while it's not my favourite topic (by a long way) I do like to touch on a bit of facial hair removal every now and then because it's just one of those things you have to face up to. Of course denial is an option, but not really when you share you life with the internet and receive 'helpful' anonymous comments about your upper lip hair! I like to try out a few different solutions and my latest foray has been with the rather light-hearted, yet effective product, No Mo-Stache Portable Hair Removal Kit.

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No Mo-Stache Portable Hair Removal Kit Review

I was actually first interested in the product because of their spoof-style promo YouTube video that depicts various girls in different situations being rescued from humiliation and rejection by waxing their upper lips out in public. The video is ridiculous and I wouldn't dream of waxing my upper lip in my car, the cafe or whilst waiting for a job interview, but the product itself is really good. 

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No Mo-Stache Portable Hair Removal Kit Review

There's nothing new here particularly. They are pairs of ready to use wax strips but they really are the perfect size for the upper lip and there's no fussy packaging just a tiny tin that is indeed very portable. All you do is warm up one set of strips between your hands, pull them apart and place them either side of your upper lip.You press on and then briskly pull off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Very easy indeed. Also, there's minimal redness and it's quick and relatively pain-free - just a little sting. It leaves minimal residue behind and I follow with a quick cleanse and moisturise, and I am all set!

What I really like is that it's sticky enough to grab the hairs you want to get rid of, without completely balding your upper lip, so it still looks like normal facial skin with light downy hair. I love this kit and you should probably check out their video just for laughs.

No Mo-Stache Portable Hair Removal Kit cost 16USD and they do ship to the UK. My sample didn't carry any customs charges. They are easily contactable via a form on the website for shipping queries.

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