Sunday, 28 December 2014

Makeup revolution

Is a UK brand known for affordable and pigmented makeup. With there vast range of cosmetics, anything can be afforded for any look to be achieved. I cant wait to try these new additions to the makeup revolution collection. 

They say :
Makeup Revolution launched in London in March 2014 delivering revolutionary performance and quality, in every product at revolutionary prices. Made with the finest ingredients, the range starts at an amazing £1, with a range of professional and must have products with limited edition collections – you can finally afford them all.
"I love chocolate" palette 

Life is a box of…. Pick and mix for your eyes. You will want to try EVERY chocolate in the box! Mixture of mattes and shimmers.

(Left pic:Top row & middle 4 from L, Right pic:last middle 2 & Bottom row)

So as you can see from the above swatches, the pigmentation is fantastic. The rich chocolate shades are complemented with additional shades of gold's, pink's and cream's. So many looks can be achieved with this palette. To either give shimmer to a night look or a flash of colour for a day wear. This palette is so versitile and enriching for eyes of all colours. Also the cream's can be used as a highlight for the cheeks. So you have alot in the palette, especially if your wishing to keep a travel bag light.

The shadows are light and blend easily, the above swatches are without primer. With primer they last all day with no creasing or fading. I used this palettefor christmas as it to me had so many options. It was hard to go with just one look. So i think i will have to showcase combinations of some looks each week. I would highly recommend this palette, for anyone needing some beautiful creamy neutral colours. I will be looking into buying more palettes to try. 

The One Fluid blush - Desire 

 The Most Natural flush finish Blush Fanatics Rejoice, affordable Blush Perfection is here. The most amazing feel & finish, budge-proof and water resistant. Bringing instant radiance & illumination to your skin. Using Our Silicone based, Oil free Technology. This unique Fluid-technology will suit all skin types and avoids blocking pores. Blends Easily and You can Keep Building to suit your desired look.

This blush is amazing and the pigmentation is just so intense. You need to give the bottle a good shake prior to application. This ensures any shimmer is evenly distributed and also the colour. You only need the tiniest of drops to obtain such colour. It can be dotted onto the cheek and buffed out, or you can use the back of your hand. Either way the liquid is very fluid which makes it easy to buff into the skin to give a beautiful colour. I found it was very easy to blend and work into my contour. I found when i applied my powder highlight, this gave enough setting to not need a translucent powder. Again i cant fault this blush and it will last a very long time. Brilliant value.

The One blush stick - Malibu

Awesome Chucks of Our Finest Blusher in a Stick. Introducing the One Blush Stick, 4 Bold shades and 4 Matte Shades. Use strong and vibrant, or sheer. Designed for multiple use across Cheeks and Lips, use Dry for Hi-Intensity Colour or apply Wet for a smooth sheer finish.

Now i found this the ultimate versitile product. With many shades available for blush and lips, i wanted to try malibu to see how many uses i could achieve. The one use i did want this shade for, was as a easy to apply contour. To just apply a line and then buff in easily, i would do this with my cheek and jaw bones. I found this was very creamy and applied with such ease. Then using my angled powder brush i did strokes with very little product to obtain that sharp contour. Then using my powder brush using the left over translucent powder, do some circular buffing to set the cream in place. This again would be for my jaw line. 

I also would use this under my foundation to define even further if i needed too. Its so beautiful as a contour, also on a buffing brush can give a real bronzing glow of colour. Also i found if i took a little on a flat eyeshadow brush, it could be a lovely primer especially if paired with the "I love chocolate" palette. So this product is really versatile, im sure it could be used for many more uses. 

Eyeliner in "Lustful ways"

Smudge proof eyelinerPerfect line and intense pigment which is soft & creamy to apply. Long Wearing and smudge-proof with a luxurious formula. 

This beautiful eyeliner is an amazing green with an almost khaki hint to it. Application is so creamy and does not drag along lash line or waterline. It makes green eyes pop intensely and is a long wearing eyeliner that is so affordable. I will be looking into more colours to purchase. 

Makeup revolution has really impressed me with these products and i will be going back for seconds. They are affordable and also high quality. Each product has been well thought out for its use and can be versatile too if need be. The eyeshadows are of high quality being pigmented and soft with little fallout. The blush sticks and fluids are pigmented and can be used for more then one use on the facial area. The products are just so exciting that i am going to be trying more from them to expand my looks using there products. Above is using the products for my Christmas day look.

If you have any Makeup revolution recommendations, please leave them in the comment's

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Bliss : Diamonds in the rough - Hand-cream gift set

A stunning offering from Bliss for christmas. Perfect for those cold days rolling in, especially if your hands tend to suffer and have dryness. Beautifully presented gift sets for the holiday season with the lovely scents associated with the festivities. Plus the perfect gift for a loved one.

They say :
The first Bliss Spa was opened in Soho, New York in 1996 by Marcia Gilmore following increasing demand for her spa treatment. The company has since grown enormously, with Bliss spas opening all over the world. The spa-inspired Bliss skincare and anti-ageing range gives you the opportunity to re-create the relaxing spa experience in your own comfortable surroundings.

Diamonds in the Rough set 
An ultra-hydrating, non-greasy, antioxidant rich, dry-hand soother, softener and smoother. The moisturising hand cream duo boasts both the peppermint and snowflake formulas so you can get into the Christmas spirit whilst hydrating your hands. 

Bliss snowflake hand cream
A frosty, winter wonderland scent. Containing macadamia oil and grape seed extract, the cuticle-smoothing, moisturising must-have Bliss Snowflake High Intensity Hand Cream, reminiscent of snow flakes, will leave your hands feeling silky soft.

Bliss peppermint hand cream
A refreshing, invigorating mint delight. Containing macadamia oil and grape seed extract, the cuticle-smoothing, moisturising must-have Bliss Peppermint High Intensity Hand Cream will leave your hands feeling silky soft with the scent of peppermint.

This hand cream has a lovely feeling and absorbs beautifully into the skin. The Snowflake tube has a beautiful fresh scent and the Peppermint is like having candy canes within a tube. So very festive scents within this special holiday edition.  It has the skin feeling soft and is absorbed quickly. It doesn't leave a residue or film that some hand creams can have. This is perfect for your handbag and on the go. You don't need a lot of cream to fully moisturise both hands, so these 2 tubes of cream will last a while and help keep the soreness of dry, cracked skin away. A beautiful gift if your stuck still for ideas to treat the ones you love. 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Soap and Glory - Christmas set : Zinging in the shower

So moving into the christmas period, you might be wondering what can i get a loved one ? Well below is one of the Christmas gift sets for 2014.  Soap and Glory is a firm favourite that you can never go wrong with. So if you decide to go with a Bath/Shower set or Makeup set, you know your getting quality from this iconic British brand. 

They say : 

 We're a fun, fresh, fearless, fantastic British beauty brand. And we're known for wonderfully effective bath, body and skincare products including the super-plumping lip gloss Sexy Mother Pucker™ and award winning The Righteous Butter™ body butter. Soap & Glory recommends applying products with happiness and abandon, because while beauty absolutely matters, it doesn't matter absolutely.

Fast, fresh and fruity. Invigorating, happiness inducing, wake me up before you go go out to impress, 
this irresistibly zesty, sweet-lime-scented trio features Sugar crush Body Wash, 
Sugar crush Body Buttercream and a mini Sugar crush Body Scrub, plus a luxe Body polisher.

This Soap & Glory gift set Includes:
• Sugar crush  Body Buttercream 300ml
• Sugar crush  Body Wash 250ml
• Sugar crush  Body Scrub 50ml
• A luxe Body polisher 

So this is one of the editions from the 2014 Christmas edition gift sets. Zinging in the Shower features the iconic, Sugar crush scent products. This scent is very refreshing and rejuvenating for any time of day. Its one of my firm favourites from Soap and Glory. 

Sugar crush : Body buttercream 

Soap & Glory’s must-have moisture-extreme, re-energizing, sweet-lime scented body buttercream for supreme skin smoothing! Loaded with shea and cocoa butter, almond and coconut oil, and a super-refreshing triple whammy of lime oil, kiwi juice water, and smoothing lime tree blossom extract, Soap & Glory’s new ultra-rich body buttercream is irresistible. 
After a bath or shower on still slightly damp skin, massage a handful of Sugar Crush Body Buttercream onto your skin from your toes to your shoulders.

The Sugar crush body buttercream is a luxuriously smooth and easy to apply product. The buttercream infused with the beautiful scent, which lasts during the day. Its thick and absorbs well to moisturise the skin through the day. I love this buttercream for my morning skincare routine, as it  keeps the skin intensely moisturised. It helps keep unwanted impurities out and also is perfect for the winter months. A perfect mix of many lovely oils and butters that keep the skin looking healthy. A lovely product offering from Soap and Glory. 

Sugar crush : Body Scrub 

Body fuses freshly-squeezed sweet lime, sparkling lemons, sweet vanilla musk and almond oil, with sea salt, smashed brown sugar, glycerin and macadamia oils to leave your skin feeling smooth, supple, and sexy. Miraculous on dry legs, elbows, it’s energizing, exhilarating, amazing.
Scrub in the shower once, twice, or three times weekly, depending on the level of scaliness you struggle with.

Beautiful scrub that really does come in handy during these winter months when dry skin can cause flakey skin. Again infused with oils and butters to help moisturise the skin during exfoliation. I would advise that you use this scrub on the body, with gentle motions to obtain the most from this scrub. Its refreshing and with the infusion go lime and lemon scents, certainly makes for a lovely morning awakening. 

Sugar crush : Body wash & Body polisher 

Body Wash (which doubles as bath bubbles) mixes mouth-watering kaffir limes, sparkling lemons, sweet vanilla musk and coconut oil. Energizing, revitalizing – it’s an instant wake up call for tired minds and bodies, with Cool Capsule X to cool and refresh, radiance-boosting Kiwi water juice and a super creamy M-Suds moisture-boosting base.

This shower body wash is the perfect moisturising soap and soak product. It can be used in the shower or to give you a luxurious bubble bath. Whichever you decide, i personally have a shower and this release's the most intense scents that make having a shower truly more enjoyable. You won't want to leave. It doesn't take much to get a lovely full sud filled body polisher, which is perfect for the days you are not exfoliating. The body polisher is perfect for the shower wash and anyone who needs daily removal of dry skin. It is gentle on the skin and does not grate.  

This Christmas set from Soap and Glory is a beautiful gift for anyone, or even the perfect treat to yourself. If you love the Sugar crush scent or are looking for a scent with a refreshing and invigorating set of products. I would highly recommend this set. Ive loved Soap and glory products and the Christmas sets that they have released. The perfect gifts for the Christmas season and beautiful for anyone looking to try the Soap and Glory range. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Essence products

So since Essence has become widely available in the UK, it has hit the ground running and become a hot set of products to have. So which Essence products should you be on the hunt for ? If your new to the brand then have a look at this affordable brand. 

They say :
Since its launch in 2002, essence stands for trendy and high quality cosmetics at a sensational low price. This principle applies to the selection of our production steps from the very beginning until the completion of our final products. 

Quattro eyeshadow – Different textures ranging from silky shimmering to intensive shine ensure unlimited creativity with your eye make-up. perfectly aligned shades, excellent color-dispersion and long-lasting results make the quattro eyeshadow an absolute favourite.

So the Quattro eyeshadow quad is the only set of shadows I've yet to try from essence. I do think this set of shadows is very handy for travel and does give some good pigment. They are quite shimmery for a daily look, I found using the pink and cream shade mixed on the lid with the brown for the definition within the crease and V. Then all blended it makes for a beautiful eye with a multi dimensional shimmer but not overwhelming. The pearl shade is a beautiful highlight for your face, as i found its quite shimmery for the brow. This set is really handy and for the price is worth having, to have some good travel shadows.

Longlasting lipstick - is longlasting love, you simply have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. You're sure to find whatever you’re looking for from bright pink, intensive red, chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. The essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers.

The essence lipstick's are really impressive for pigment and quality. This colour is natural beauty and it really is a stunning colour. It looks so pale in the bullet yet it is the most intense pink colour when applied. I was quite taken aback by this colour. Also the packaging is simple but chic, with a black casing and the imprint of the essence "e" on the lipstick. Im going to be checking out some more colours as these again are fabulous for anyone on a budget or wanting to experiment with brighter shades. 

Colour & go Nail polish colour explosion, the huge colour & go range has the beloved gel-shine finish with a highly intensive shine and an extremely short drying time for perfectly polished nails in a flash! the patented quick & easy brush is particularly flat for an even easier application. The bottle has a cool essence design – with the usual colour-coded cap in the corresponding nail polish colour.

Nail polish I admit is not my favourite area of beauty as I have not done them any favours with my using of acrylics. However when i do try nail colours, I do want to spend affordably and get good quality. This polish shade is so rich and the curved angle of the flatter brush, made it easier to get a good coat on without needing to repeat and possibly streak the finish. The red colour is a rich pigment and lasted well without chipping then removed just as easily with a polish remover. It didn't leave any trace or stain. I really love this colour and i will invest in a few of my favourite colours from this range when the time comes. 

So again another set of beautiful products from essence that can be relied on and used in any environment. Lovely affordable brand that has some real star products and the ones above are testament to the quality available. 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Memebox : Holika Holika box

Another offering from Memebox and a brand collaboration. Known for its beautiful products and also esquisite finish. Here is the Holika holika offering from Memebox. 

Find all of Holika Holika’s real deal skin care, crazy cute makeup, best-selling body care, and much, much more all in this Holika Holika Box. Recommended for even K-Beauty beginners, this Holika Holika Box includes practical yet gosh-darn-cute beauty goodies that will really transform you into a Holika Holika-holic, leaving you begging for more.

Contents :
- Neon beam nails (03 Orange mood)
- Aqua petit jelly starter
- Aloe 99% soothing gel 
- Sweet cotton pore cover powder
- Jewel light waterproof eyeliner (06 Olive perridot)
- Heartful moisture lipstick (PK121 Pink love)
- Jewel light shimmer eyes (SBR04 Yogurt) 
- Soda pore cleansing oil 

Soda Pore Cleansing BB Cleansing Oil 150ml 
A low stimulating cleansing oil that clears blackheads and whiteheads for a clearer complexion. Formulated with olive oil, argan oil, and Harrogate water. This unique cleansing oil increases skin elasticity, regenerates new skin cells, heals scars and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to soothe irritated skin. 

So quite a barrage of claims there from the Deep cleansing oil. Which i will gladly test as i have a multitude of scars. So to see any fading or skin healing, will be interesting to report back on. 

Aloe 99% soothing gel 
 99% aloe vera leaf extract from pristine Jeju Island. The soothing gel moisturizes and soothes the irritated skin. Direction: Take an appropriate amount and apply on the body. 

Aloe is well known for its properties in calming skin, thats been exposed to sun damage. So i cant see any reason why it wouldnt work on other areas of damaged  skin. 

Aqua petit jelly starter
  Pink jelly texture starter makes skin look transparent and luminous. It keeps skin moist and hydrated, helps makeup stay all day long. Directions : Use the spatula and take a moderate amount. Use after your basic skin care routine and before your makeup application.

So a primer that can be buffed into the skin first and give that flawless base. Also claiming to enhance and illuminate skin. Now for myself when my skin is super dry during winter, this could prove to be a fantastic product. I cant wait to try it. 

Sweet cotton pore cover powder
 Fine powder to fill in pores, giving soft skin texture finish. The Sugar helps to  moisturise rough skin, the cotton extract absorbs oil giving soft and silky skin. Lotus flower extract tighten pores, noni extract protect sensitive skin from external irritation. How to Use : Use puff to apply right amount onto face, tap gently on oily area.

Beautiful fine milled Powder with a soft puff to apply the powder. Perfect for oily to sensitive skins, also doesnt dry out skin or leave a cakey apperence.I like this powder and cant wait too use it more.

Heartful Moisture Lipstick 
 Lovely heart-shaped moisturizing lipstick with highly pigmented color. It melts on the lips, making each application smooth and easy. 

I recieved a stunning colour of this lipstick with its cute design. The lipstick is shaped like a beautiful heart. Definatly a show stopper when you pull it out of your bag. 

Jewel light shimmer eyes (SBR04 Yogurt) 
With one one touch bling-bling shining eyes.

This eyeshadow is a lovely golden colour. Perfect colour for highlighting and for doing a light look. Universally a great colour for every skin tone. Also can be blended with other shades, to add some shimmer and glamour. Glad i recieved this lovely shade. 

Jewel light waterproof eyeliner (06 Olive perridot)
Laden dust seems to glitter with dazzling jewels attractive colours. Colour Pencil features a powerful waterproof eyeliner.

I was hoping as i looked at the available colours, that i would get this olive green. As i have so many blacks and this colour is truely unique. The photo doesnt do it justice, yet to have as a pencil to finish a look. I would use this under eye to smudge out, or as my upper liner to enhance definition or a simple change from black. Rich and creamy consistancy with a high pigment level. 

Neon beam nails (03 Orange mood)

Is not a colour im fond of, however the polish consistency is lovely. It can be watery to most, however it does dry quickly. Just a shame the colour doesnt suit me. 

So another good box with many new and exciting products to try. I found the nail polish to be the one product, i may need to pass on. Its a tad too neon for myself. Other then that the products im very happy with and il use them.   

Ozeri - Pepper or Rock salt grinder

So while we all love the beauty essentials, home appliances also are part of life. The most efficent kitchen appliances are what we all strive for. Quickness and also looking good with the kitchen esthetic is important. So how did our new Pepper/Salt grinder cope ? 

They say : 
The new Ozeri Savore features a new front-side adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism. Has 3 preset grind levels so that you never have to invert your grinder again. Is the ultimate accompaniment to any dinning setting, where a touch of fresh pepper (or salt) goes a long way. Designed to operate effortlessly. Also boasts an ultra-soft non-slip grip with a finger-print resistant coating. No assembly needed and runs on 6 AAA batteries (not included). Durable ceramic motor easily grinds peppercorns, salt and spices. 

  • Durable ceramic motor easily grinds peppercorns, salt, and spices.
  • Seasons accurately with a new front-side adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism that never requires inverting.
  • Features an ultra soft textured non-slip grip with finger-print resisting coating.
  • Activates via a large push-down button that instantly grinds and releases seasonings.
  • See-through container makes monitoring pepper level easy and reveals the grinding action.

This pepper mill offers a function in that it will grind pepper to 3 thickness'. Perfect as thicker pepper  grinding will be perfect for cooking and not burn within the pan. Then you can have a more fine grind of pepper on the table. The function is possible and defiantly a plus for anyone who loves to cook. It also gives you the control that most dispensers don't offer. You push the button to dispense the pepper  which will clearly give you a visual indication of how much you have added.

Ive loved this pepper mill as it looks professional within the kitchen, it saves with all the tapping on a bottle to have small quantities given. Its generally a time saver on all fronts, plus then you can bring this to the table. It looks amazing on the table and really does help anyone with sore joints. I would defiantly recommend this grinder to anyone looking for a stylish addition to your kitchen and  tableware. 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Nourish : The Glow set

So the natural and stunning Nourish have  given us some lovely products. So at this time if year, when your looking for that special gift. Why not try Nourish have released some truly beautiful christmas sets. This beautiful set is "The Glow set" .

Illuminating face shimmer

Containing Golden mineral powders to lift and define your complexion. Active Tonka bean extract to give the skin a vibrant, healthy glow. Reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone and age spots. Aloe Vera stimulates collagen production for firmer, smoother skin plus to repair damaged cells. 

Apply a small amount to fingertip, dot over the face then lightly smooth over the skin. Can be worn over or under moisturiser or blended into foundation for added radiance.

I love this product from Nourish. It gives a beautiful base for makeup to even out the skin. It really does work well especially with it being the winter. It leaves skin looking more radiant and also i feel more confident. Its a stunning product to have in your collection. 

Radiance rejuvenating peptide serum

With a unique blend of botanical extracts, this is an effective hydrator and primer. That leaves your skin visibly healthy and radiant. 

Apply a small amount to fingertip, dot evenly over the face and neck, then lightly smooth over the skin. 
If your like me and winter is not your skins friend, then the peptide serum is a must. It absorbs to give hydration and actively will make your moisturiser work better. Also as a primer it ensures any makeup products, will have a beautiful base to sit on. You can be confident in your skin being nourished and being hydrated. Winter is the worst time for skin and this serum covers all the bases. 

I love nourish and the products it produces. The face shimmer has been a favourite product of mine for a while now. Its so versitile to use and can be the ideal product to just help your skin look less dull.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

PUSH cosmetics

I really enjoy using PUSH make-up's lipgloss quad. So to use their black eyeliner, which is a staple product in my makeup bag. Then try a new beautifully pigmented red lipstick, called Vixen. I cant wait to show you the quality of this lovely brand.

Gel eyeliner in Black caviar 
Smoky eye in seconds, our gel pencils glide onto the eye. Use in the waterline or lid. Easy to smudge and blend
Tip : always put your lid back on when finished to stop gel pencil drying out , however if this happen just pair it down for a fresh gel tip

This stunning black eyeliner with the pencil casing feeling slightly texturised. It gives the pencil extra grip on application. Extremely creamy pencil that looks and applies like a gel formula. When it dries it doesnt smudge, then can be removed with a makeup remover. Im so impressed with this eyeliner that i would buy other colours. As a eyeliner that stays on the waterline is hard to find, also to tightline quickly with no irritation. 
Impressive creamy, highly pigmented eyeliner. Its a fantastic eyeliner for your collection. 

Lipstick in Vixen (375) 
Silky rich pigmented lipstick. New beautiful deep red colour to add to your collection. In a stunning black packaging with the PUSH logo visable on the lid.  

So now we move onto the beautiful lipstick. Which is aptly named "Vixen", given that it is a radiant red that the eyeis immediately drawn too. It makes the lips plump looking, to be the main feature of any look you do. It is a highly pigmented and creamy lipstick. As its so rich in pigment, I advise using clear lip liner or your concealer to make a sharp crisp finish. (I would do this step with any red shade of lipstick). The lipstick formula is a well presented and feels lovely on the lips. Even when blotted it still radiates the rich red colour. 

I loved using both products from PUSH. As you can see from the look i achieved, the colours are vibrant on application. Give a beautiful finish and can really make some excellent looks. The lipstick as you can see is a beautiful colour. Then the eyeliner you can see is a dark decedent black, with no sign of being watery on the waterline. So you can be confident with these two PUSH editions. 

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