Sunday, 31 July 2016

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Review

Hey beaut's!

Makeup setting sprays and mists seem to be everywhere at the moment and are proving really popular and effective in the beauty world, I do actually have a couple of drugstore sprays and really like them but I was still lusting after the ever so popular Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, so I decided to treat myself and buy the travel size version from Feel Unique just so I could give a whirl before committing to the full size bottle, and after using this setting spray for a while now I thought I'd finally review it for you all today!

Urban Decay's All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is described as a weightless spray that gives your makeup serious staying power, perfect for the hotter days we've been having in the UK at the moment, or nights out and even if you just have trouble with your makeup staying in place throughout the day. To use the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray I simply hold the bottle at arms length, close my eyes and do 3-4 spritzes over my face in an cross shape, this just makes sure the spray covers all angles of my face. The spray itself is a micro fine mist that goes on so light I hardly feel it at all and once it's set I don't even know it’s there, it doesn't feel sticky/tacky at all nor does it feel like you have a film over your makeup which gives this lots of sparkly points from me. 
The formula of the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is suitable for all skin types and is absolutely gorgeous, like I said before it's super lightweight and cant be detected once on the skin, it makes my makeup stay put for so much longer - I'm talking a good 12 hours (full working day) without any fading, caking, melting and some how it smooths out any makeup that might set into my fine lines, this has always been a problem for me with concealer but when I use this setting spray I've noticed it never really happens at all. Also I'd highly recommend this if you have problems with shine or oiliness throughout the day, although this isn't a mattifing product as such, I've noticed especially in the hotter weather that I don't get shiny or have the slight oily look at all.

Overall I'm so happy I finally picked up this travel size version of gorgeousness and will definitely be buying the full size bottle soon, surprisingly my travel size bottle has lasted me ages so if you haven't tried the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray yet I'd highly recommend grabbing the travel size to try!

You can find the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray 30ml Travel Size HERE for £9.00. 

nopin

Friday, 29 July 2016

Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Review

Hey beaut's!

The weather in the UK just recently has been amazing and I've been loving that peachy-glowy makeup look, and one thing that's been helping me achieve that look is the gorgeous Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush in Apricot Jam so I thought I'd give it a cheeky review for you all today!
The Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush in Apricot Jam* comes cutely packaged in a good sized black plastic compact with a mirror which is always appreciated. Inside the compact your met by a stunning multi coloured blush brick that features peach, copper & gold pearlised pigments, in a little 'wheel like' triangular segment pattern. The aim of this compact is to give you that dewy, ‘fresh from the beach’ glowing skin and oh my goodness it does, it's so beautiful!
The formula and texture of the Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush is lovely, it's super pigmented, soft and finely milled with a light-reflecting, shimmery finish. On the back of the Peach Party Blush packaging it does say it can be used as a blush to make the apples of your cheeks glisten – or to highlight, contour and brighten your cheekbones, however I like to take large brush, swirl it around the entire wheel picking up every segment and use it only as a glowy blush, it applies on the cheeks beautifully without much blending needed and leaves me with a peachy-coral glow. I can see how you could use this as a highlighter because it is shimmery and light-reflecting, so if you like a peachy highlighter than you'll love this but I have no idea how anyone could use this to contour, even if I was to use the darker segments on there own they are way to shimmery and more bronzer like than a contour, but hey ho as a blush it's stunning.
If your looking for a peachy, glowy, radiant blush then the Soap & Glory Peach Party needs to go into your basket in Boots immediately. It's so pretty and is a definate summer makeup essential for me, it wears really well on me too (at least 8 hours), blends with ease and I think its definitely suitable for use with any complexion or skin tone too. I have feeling this little beauty will be lasting me a super long too because I have used mine so much and I haven't even schratched the surface of the product yet. 

You can buy the Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush in Apricot Jam HERE for £11.00.

nopin

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

July Beauty Favourites ♥

Hey beaut's!

Its that time again.... Monthly favourites time! Wow hasn't this month gone quick, I know I say that every month but I cant quite believe how quick these months are whizzing past, it will be Christmas before we know it he he! This month I have a mix of a couple of old faithfuls and some new things that I've been using that I'm in absolute love with.

Firstly this month I have been obsessed with the new Tanya Burr Birthday Suit Eyeshadow Palette, I must admit when I first bought this I wasn't expecting that much because I have an older Tanya Burr palette that I was really unimpressed with but this one I love, maybe shes changed the formula now as these eyeshadow's are buttery soft, nicely pigmented and easy to use! My favourite shade is Cocoa Sugar which is a highly shimmery deep bronze, I've been wearing this alone all over my lids recently and just blending out the crease and I'm done, it's so pretty.

Sticking with eyes my next favourite is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, I've featured this in a favourites before but after recently getting a new tube I'm head over heels in love with it again. It just gives me so much length, separation and curve to my lashes but also volumises and defines at the same time without any clumping or smudging at all, I absolutely love it and would highly recommend it if your looking for a new high street mascara! 

I bought the travel size Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray a little while ago as I had been wanting to try it for so long but never got round to it, so I figured the travel size was the best way to start and I love it! It definitely keeps my makeup looking better for longer and set in place for longer and it also helps with keeping shine at bay! I'll be reviewing this in full soon so keep your eyes peeled!

For nails this month it's no surprised that I've been reaching for my favourite Barry M formula Coconut Infusion, I had been using the shade Aloha a lot but I've switched things up during July and started using Surfboard a pretty pastel dusty pink, borderline lilac shade, I love it and it's perfect for Summer!

My Mum and Dad kindly bought me a bottle of perfume back from there holiday's and went for YSL's Black Opium (good choice Mum), surprisingly before my Mum and Dad bought me this I had never smelt it before so I had no idea what it would be like, but I love it! It's definitely a musky, sexy, warm scent perfect for the winter months really but I just cant resist using it at the moment because I love it sooo much. Also look how stunning that bottle is! 

My last favourite this month is the gorgeous Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Foamy Fruity Body Scrub! This scrub is like no other, it literally foams and lathers up just like shower gel as I'm rubbing it all over your body, its amazing and actually so much fun to use! It gently exfoliates too without being too abrasive so it's a joy to use on my sensitive skin!

What have you been loving this month beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tanya Burr Martha Moo Matte Lip Review

Hi beaut's!

I'm a huge Tanya Burr fan so when I heard she was launching a brand new cosmetics collection for the summer I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. The collection is called Soft Luxe which is all about romantic, neutral shades with subtle lilacs and pinks and consists of two eyeshadow palettes, Enchanted Dream and Birthday Suit, which contain all new colours, three matte nail polishes – New Chapter, Piggy Bank and Soft Pyjamas – and three matte lip colours – Martha Moo, Puppy Paws and Rhubarb and Custard. I ended up getting both of the eyeshadow palettes to try and one of her matte lip colours in Martha Moo which I'll be reviewing for you all today.
Martha Moo is a gorgeous deep nude with equal amounts of muted brown and dark pink running through it, I was so drawn to this shade because not only was it the most muted shade out fo the three but theres something quite 90's about it to me and I'm absolutely loving that trend at the moment. Formulation wise... it's lovely! It's a super intensely pigmented, lightweight cream that quickly dries down to a matte finish, what I will say is that until this lip colour is completely dry it does feel quite tacky and sticky on the lips but like I said before that does go when the lip colour is completely dry. I was slightly worried about how drying Martha Moo would be on my lips, like most I'm not a huge lover of that dry matte feeling however as much as Martha Moo does feel matte on the lips it isn't overly drying, it's comfortable to wear and very light on my lips. Scent wise it has a very light vanilla smell to it but nothing overpowering or strong, it certainly doesnt have that sweet scent like Tanya's lip glosses do but that doesnt bother me.
As for Martha Moo's wear time... well I was blown away by it, this stuff literally does not budge from my lips once it sets, It doesn't transfer or come off when I'm eating or drinking, that being said if I was to eat a large amount of greasy food I'm sure it would come off quickly as the grease would break it down but so far it's stayed put every time I've eaten. I can even give my boyfriend a cheeky peck on the lips and it doesn't budge or transfer onto him, so wear time for me gets a huge 10/10! 
Overall if your a fan of liquid lipsticks then your going to love Tanya Burr's Martha Moo, it's lightweight, super opaque and doesnt need building up at all, long lasting and the shade is super pretty and for £5.99 you can go wrong really can you!

Have you tried any of Tanya Burr's new Soft Luxe Collection beaut's? What's your favourite product? I'd love to know!

nopin

Monday, 25 July 2016

July Degustabox Review + £7 off Discount Code

Hi beaut's...

I have a subscription box review for you all today but it's a subscription box with a difference.... it contains yummy food and drink, so say hello to Degustabox*. Degustabox works very much like how beauty subscription boxes work, for £12.99 a month (postage included within the £12.99 price) you will receive 9 to 14 surprise food/drink products, many that are completely new to the market! So if your a bit of a foodie like myself  and you love subscription boxes your going to love this beaut's! I have to say that over the last few months the contents of each box really has been amazing, I literally cant wait to tuck in and this months certainly has me drooling he he!


This month we have 14 yummy food and drink items to sink our teeth into starting with some sweet treats from Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles Infusions £1.29. Infusions are an exciting new twist on the original fruit pastilles where they have combined some new and yummy flavours together, I honestly have to restrain myself from these as I could eat the entire packet in seconds. Then we have a packet of the Brookside Chocolates £3.40. These are little dark chocolate balls with a soft fruit flavoured centre, I got the Acai and Blueberry flavour which is super rich and yummy, these go perfect onto top of porridge or as a quick snack. The last sweet treat I have in my box this month are four little packets of Bahlsen Choco Leibniz 40p each. These are sooo good, they are crisp butter biscuits wrapped in smooth milk chocolate, they are super indulgent and now come in handy 2 biscuit packs.

Moving onto some savoury bits.... I couldn't wait to dig into the big sharing bag of Seabrooks Crisps £1.99, I received the Chorizo flavour and my goodness they are scrummy and taste exactly like Chorizo, they are so strong and tasty and went down a treat the other night when we watched Harry Potter. I also received some cereal this month in the shape of Jordan's Swiss Style Muesli £2.79. I actually love having this with a vanilla yogurt topped with some fresh fruit, it's such a yummy, healthy breakfast.

I also received some Sarson's Balsamic Vinegar £1.99 which came just in time as my current bottle is nearly empty, I use it all the time for making yummy salad dressings and you can make homemade pesto with it too. Then I have a jar of Felix Gherkins £2.15, I must admit I hate gherkins so this jar will be for the boyfriend to scoff he he. The last savoury treat I have this month is 2 packets of itsu Crispy Seaweed Thins £1.00, I have never tried anything like this before so I'm intrigued to see what they are like, you can either have them as a snack of sprinkle them on top of a salad which is what I shall do I think.

There are so many drinks to try in this months Degustabox which is perfect as we are having a heatwave at the moment in the UK, refreshing drinks was just what I was after. Firstly I have two cans of Berry White Organic drinks, these are a delicious blend of sparkling spring water mixed with Lemon and Ginger and Cranberry and Guava, these taste gorgeous once chilled in the fridge. I also have a bottle of Rejuvenation Water in Spanish Orange £1.99. This was my favourite drink in the box, the taste was amazing and its enriched with amino acids and is designed to help with modern day life, it's rather refreshing too! I also had a carton of juice from Cracker Drinks £1.50, this was so tropical and would create a great base for a cocktail. Lastly I had a bottle of ALO Drink £2.45 in Mango flavour, again another refreshing drink that's organic, gluten free and fat free.

Degustabox have kindly given me a discount code for all of my beautiful readers, all you have to do is pop BLDEG15 into the promotional code box and you'll receive a whopping £7.00 discount when registering. And don't worry beaut's, theres no commitments with Degustabox meaning you can cancel your subscription free of charge before the 10th of any month, but I mean why would you cancel monthly surprise food treats ha ha!

What do you think of the Degustabox concept beaut's?? I'd love to know your thoughts.

nopin

Saturday, 23 July 2016

My Top 5 Lip Liners

Hey beaut's!

I've been slightly addicted to using lip liners over the last few months or so which is strange for me really because I never used to use them before, since using them though I have noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my chosen lip of the day. A lip liner not only creates a fantastic, long lasting base for your lipsticks but it makes everything look a lot more precise and neat and stops lipsticks bleeding which can be a right pain especially with red lippies. So today I thought I'd share with you all my five favourite lip liners from the drugstore/high street!
First up is the Essence Lip Liner in 06 Satin Mauve. I honestly cant rave about the Essence Lip Liners enough, they are only £1.00 each and the quality is amazing! As the name would suggest Satin Mauve is indeed a pretty shade of dark mauve which creates the perfect base for any darker mauve/plum toned lipsticks, it's super creamy making it very easy to work with and blends like a dream without being harsh.

Then I have the NYX Slide On Lip Liner in Bedrose (£5.50). I bought Bedrose to go with my MAC Mehr Lipstick and they do really work beautifully together and the formula is insanely good too. If your looking for a good lip liner then I'd highly recommend one of the NYX pencils, Bedrose is matte but super creamy which means it applies and blends in with lipsticks like a dream, it's also waterproof which makes it super long lasting.

Next up is the Barry M Lip Liner in #15 Rose (£2.99). I wanted to pick up this shade because it's meant to be an exact dupe of MAC's Soar Lip Liner which I've been after for ages. As far as lip liners go I think Barry M done a bloody good job here, Rose is so velvety soft to apply whilst still being firm enough to create precise lines and the texture is stunning! I'm after shades 16 and 17 next which I can tell are popular shades as they are constantly sold out, I will get them in the end though he he. 

Then lastly I have two lip liners from Rimmel, firstly the 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Spice and secondly the Exaggerate Lip Liner in Eastend Snob. Spice is a great one for the more neutral lip looks and has a slightly more firm texture and doesn't have much movement, and Eastend Snob is a lot more creamy and blendable and is another dupe for MAC's Soar.
Overall I'd highly recommend these little beauties, the quality of them all is amazing and they are all so affordable yet effective!

What are your favourite lip liners beaut's? I'd love to know!
nopin

Friday, 22 July 2016

Love the Sales Beauty Haul/Review #2

Hi beaut's!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who absolutely loves a bargain, whether it’s a treat for myself for my ever growing beauty stash or something nice for my wardrobe, or even a gift for someone special, getting it on sale not only makes my money go further but makes me extremely happy too. However, it can be a real chore going through website after website of all the brands you are interested in to find the best deal until now.... That's right beaut's theres an amazing website called Love the Sales* that holds every sale item from 100’s of retailers and 1000’s of brands altogether in one place, never before has it been so easy to go sales shopping. Whether it's beauty, fashion, electronics, home, garden, sports, gifts or anything else that takes your fancy, Love the Sales have it at the best prices. I've used this website before and found it so easy and convenient, also can you imagine how great it will be at Christmas time! Anywhoo onto the bargains I got...

MAC Penultimate Eye Liner in Black £16.00 was £18.00
It's no secret that I love a winged liner, I mean I rock a wing more or less everyday so when I saw Love the Sales had MAC'S Penultimate Eye Liner in Black I just had to give it a whirl. The Penultimate Eye Liner is a liquid pen-style liner which claims to create ultimate precise, bold lines in a rich, deep carbon black shade, and I have to say it really does. I've found this liquid liner so easy to use and would definitely recommend it if your a bit of a newbie to liquid liner, the small fine nib makes it so easy to draw on your flicks and fill them in, it's super pigmented and the lasting power is incredible.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Black £5.99 was £7.99
Next up I went for the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, this is probably the best high street mascara I've found which really is a bold statement for me because I love lots of mascaras, it's just so amazing! It gives me so much length, separation and curve to my lashes but also volumises and defines at the same time without any clumping or smudging at all, I love it and would highly recommend it if your looking for a new high street mascara! 


Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how stunning this Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette is, wow it's a beauty! Theres twelve shades to play with in this palette with a mixture of pink tones, bronzes, golds and even some smoky shades that come in selection of matte and shimmer finishes. I must admit I'm never a huge fan of high street eye shadows but I was pleasantly surprised at just how good the quality of the Blushed Nudes Palette is, all of the shades have a great amount of pigment, they feel buttery soft, they blend out really well, last amazingly and look stunning! If your looking for a palette similar to Urban Decays Naked 3 then this is such a good dupe for it because of it's similar colour way!  

Real Techniques Blush Brush £7.99 was £9.99
Lastly I went for the Real Techniques Blush Brush. It's no surprise that I'm a huge Real Techniques fan and this Blush Brush is amazing and so multi-purpose, of course it is meant for blush application but I've been loving it with everything from my setting powder to my bronzer and even blending in my foundation, and honestly beaut's it blends foundation in like a dream, you have to try it out!

Overall I absolutely love the Love the Sales concept and will certainly be using it a lot more in the future, I've also got my eye on a few things from their Ted Baker Sale too he he. It's key to remember that Love the Sales work on real time, so offers are changing quick, so if you see something you want at a bargain price nab it quickly!

Have you tried the LovetheSales website beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know!

nopin

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette Review

Hey beaut's!

I had been eyeing up the MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette for such a long time and then recently I noticed they had dropped the price of the palette from £30.00 to £25.00, so I just couldn't resist any longer and had to treat myself.
As the name would suggest the MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette contains nine mini eye shadows in total, in a colour wave of burgundy hues with varying textures from mattes, to satins to pearls, personally I love the fact theres lots of finishes to play with because it means the looks you can create are endless, whether you want something more neutral or more dramatic and smokey you can create it with this palette. isn't it just absolutely stunning beaut's. 

The shades you get within the Burgundy Times Nine Palette are... going from left to right....
Honey Lust: Bronzey Gold (Lustre)
Poppy seed: Mid tone mauvey nude (Satin)
Quarry: Soft muted plum brown (Matte)
Antiqued: Ash brown with bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
Embark: Intense reddish brown (Matte)
Noir: Deep black brown with gold pearls (Velvet)
Haux: Soft muted rosy brown (Satin)
Star Violet: Pinky brown plum (Veluxe Pearl)
Sketch: Burgundy with red shimmer (Velvet)
I found most of the shades within the palette were lovely, pigmented, blendable and long lasting, but there are two shades that let the palette down ever so slightly, the first shade in the palette Honey Lust had the most fall out and had a tendency to go everywhere in the pan, I find the best way to use this is by spraying my brush with Fix+ first, once it's on the eyes though, it's gorgeous. The other shade that was a slight let down was Noir, it's meant to be a blackened brown shade with gold glitters within it but the pigmentation just isn't there and the gold glitters barely shows up. Apart from those two shades I really cant fault any of the others, the rest are lovely to work with and create such stunning looks, also how beautiful is this palette going to be for Autumn/Winter time he he.
Overall I think these Times Nine Palettes are great and such good value for money, each mini pan holds 0.8g of eyeshadow each, compared to the standard 1.3g, but when you think of it your getting nine MAC eye shadows for £25.00 which all compliment each other perfectly, its such a bargain even if they are smaller pans!

Have you got the any of the Mac Times Nine Palettes beaut's? Which is your favourite? I'd love to know!  

You can find the MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette HERE.


nopin

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Esqido False Lashes and Lash Glue Review

Hey beaut's!

False lashes are something I absolutely love but only ever wear on special occasions or nights out, I think they can pull a whole look together and when wearing the right pair for you they can look absolutely beautiful against your eyeshadow work. I've recently been road testing a couple of pairs of Esqido's False Eyelashes from there Mink Collection and the Esqido Companion Eyelash Glue, I have tried Esqido lashes before and loved them but I've never tried them with the Esqido glue so I was keen to see the results! 

If you haven't heard about Esqido's Mink Collection, they're handcrafted, cruelty-free lashes that are made of the highest grade, naturally shed Mink hairs, so no harm comes to the animal while the lashes are being made, (insert very happy face he he). The benefit of using mink is that the hairs are much wispier and also taper at the ends, much like our own lashes, which gives a more natural look.

The first pair of lashes out of the two I've been testing are my absolute favourites, there called the Lash Named Desire* and are so pretty. The Lash Named Desire lashes have a sultry combination of criss-crossed lashes with winged out ends which I absolutely love, I'd say they create medium volume and length whilst also appearing quite delicate and not too 'fake' looking which again I love.
The second pair that I've been giving a whirl is the Miss Dolly* lashes, this doll-like style have lash strands that have been evenly distributed with alternating lengths, I find this pair really accentuate my natural lashes and again don't look very 'fake' at all. Something that makes a huge difference for me with Esqido's lashes is that the actual individual lashes sit on a cotton band instead of the usual plastic band, this makes them so much easier to apply, are much more comfortable to wear and they feel much lighter than your typical false lash, in fact I cant even feel them at all once their on.
Esqido also have a Companion Eyelash Glue* ($10.00) which I was looking forward to using as some eyelash glues I've tried before are completely useless but this one is actually brilliant! The glue itself is made up of a gentle mixture which is invisible, has strong all day long hold, is latex free and will keep those lashes in place like no other. The wand is also super easy to use too because it has a tiny fine tip that you can use to paint on the strip of your lashes without getting into a gloopy mess!
Overall I think these are absolutely beautiful lashes, they just pull any eyeshadow look together and make your eyes appear so pretty and fluttery with that obvious fake lash look. I also have to add just how easy these lashes are to apply, I'm usually useless at applying false lashes but didn't find these to difficult at all. The Esqido lashes are also reusable up to 25 times, which somewhat justifies the higher price tag of $35.00 each. Obviously to get the most out of these lashes you do need to take good care of them by removing them in the correct way and storing them safely, so make sure you hang on to the pretty white and rose gold boxes beaut's!

Have you tried any lashes by Esqido beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know.

nopin

Monday, 18 July 2016

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Review

Hey beaut's!

Skincare is something I've really gotten into over the last few months and I have to admit more so higher end skincare than drugstore and I've truly noticed huge improvements in my skin, one of the many skincare changes I've made is how I cleanse and remove my makeup, I always used to use a micellar water but I never really felt like my skin was squeaky clean so I took the plunge and purchased my very first bottle of the ever so popular Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser! I know, I know, I'm super late to the party and I just have to throw it out there now, I will never be turning away from this little beauty in a bottle, its amazing!

The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is a two phase cleanser that quickly removes daily grime and make up (even stubborn mascara) leaving all skin types clean, soft and radiant, with purifying eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter. To use this wonderful stuff I simply pump out one pump of the rich and creamy Cleanse and Polish formula and rub/massage it over my entire face including my eyes, I then polish off the cream using one of my pure muslin clothes that has been sitting in the sink in warm to hot water, this gently removes all traces of my makeup, dislodges dead skin cells whilst also exfoliating the skin. I find one pump of the cleanser is plenty for me because they are quite generous pumps and scent wise it has a very clean subtle scent and I get a slight herbal vibes too.
I feel like my skin really put this cleanser to the test because I have quite sensitive skin and eyes with dry patches always being a problem and I have to say not once have I experienced any irritation or stinging around the eyes and I kid you not since using the cleanse and polish my dry patches have vanished and haven't returned since, it's amazing! I've also noticed a huge difference in the size of my pores, they have really shrunk and I definitely don't have as many blackheads around my nose as I did before using the cleanse and polish, this stuff is seriously good! 

If your late to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish party like I was then I'd highly suggest your treat yourself to a bottle, I'm sure you wont regret it! I'm actually on my second bottle now and as I said before I will definitely keep repurchasing, my skin has honestly never been in such good condition.

Are you a fan of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Lush Comforter Bubble Bar Review

Hey beaut's!

I think it's no secret that I'm a HUGE Lush fan and their Comforter Bubble Bar is one of my all time favourites that I've repurchased over and over again, but can you believe I have never reviewed it on my blog, I know naughty Hayley he he.

The Comforter Bubble Bar is one of the more pricey bubble bars from Lush coming in at £4.95 but considering it's huge size I think its totally worth it and such great value for money, the chunk I had this time around was super thick and bigger than my entire hand which meant I could break it off into chunks and get quite a few baths out of it, I actually quartered mine and had four baths from it which is such good value. 

As well as creating pretty pink water and lots of soft fluffy bubbles, the most impressive aspect of the Comforter for me is it's gorgeous scent, it contains Cassis absolute which gives it such a sweet and distinctive blackcurrant fragrance, ahhhh it's soooo nice, while the added bergamot oil gives it an uplifting feel great for someone who needs and little pick me up of if you like a morning bath to wake you up a bit! Something I love to do whilst bathing in the water from this bubble bar is washing my hair, honestly my hair holds the Comforter scent for two-ish days and it's just divine, you have to try washing your hair in your Lush baths beaut's, it's amazing! 
Overall I'd highly recommend giving the Comforter a whirl if you've never tried it before, trust me it will soon become a favourite of yours. I just love it's sweet, berry like scent and the pink and white colouring of the bubble bar itself creates such pretty pink water and LOADS of bubbles, my skin always feels so soft and nourished after using the Comforter too.

Is the Comforter your favourite bubble bar beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

Friday, 15 July 2016

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara Review

Hey beaut's!

If your a long time reader of my blog then you may already know that I'm pretty much a mascara addict, I'm always buying new ones to try before I've even finished using a tube up, I'm terrible! Anywoooo... Right at the beginning of June whilst on a shopping trip with my girlie's I found an Eyeko makeup stand in the Norwich M&S so of course I had to pick something up, I ended up going for the Skinny Brush Mascara because it claimed to capture even the shortest lashes to lengthen, extend and separate like no other, and with my small eyes and short lashes that's exactly what I need, and after using this mascara for over a month now I thought it was the perfect time to review it for you all.
Firstly lets talk about the packaging.... The Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara (£15.00) has a pretty unique squeezy tube design, kind of like toothpaste which means you'll get zero wastage out of this as your ll be able to squeeze every last drop of the product out which I think is so good. You also get 'The Eyeko Sheild' in every mascara box which looks just like a guitar pick, its designed to be held behind the lashes whilst you apply your mascara minimising smudges and to get a cleaner application, I must admit I haven't needed too use mine but if you find mascara tricky to apply I can see how it could come in handy. The brush itself I love, it's small and thin with spiralized bristles so it's great for anyone with smaller eyes/lashes like mine, it can literally get to the tiniest of lashes and is great for lower lashes too.
The formula of the Skinny Brush Mascara is a intense jet black shade and quite wet which means I don't have to load my brush up with much product or do any re-dipping, it also features a unique botanical blend with the key ingredient being Pro-vitamin B which promotes growth by preventing breakage for instantly longer lashes with long-term lash care which I think is great. 

I love the results I get when using this mascara, my lashes to look curled and the super black formula makes my lashes really stand out. It definitely gives me extra length and some slight volume too. The lasting power is great, it is water-resistant so I easily get a full days wear out of it without any flaking or smudging, the only gripe I have is that every now and again I do get slight transferring on my brow bone which can be annoying, I think this is because my eyelashes are constantly  touching my brow bone and the fact I have oily eyelids doesn't help either.
Overall I do love this mascara, I find it super quick and easy to use because of the smaller wand, the formula literally makes my lashes appear longer, super defined and really opens my eyes up more making them appear bigger, and it doesn't crumble, flake, smudge or run throughout the day either. So if you have little lashes like mine that need a bit of a boost then I'd definitely recommend giving this one a whirl!

Have you tried any of the Eyeko Mascara's beaut's? Which is your favourite? I'd love to know!

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