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Category Archives: Product Reviews
Violent Lips tattoos are a great new way to style your face and are extremely funky to look at. I tried the leopard print Violent Lip tattoos– watch how to apply them in the video!
The Estee Lauder nze Goddess Soleil Summer Colour 2011 Collection is a treat, with shimmering bronnzed shades and fabulous double ended eyeshadow pencils. The Sea Star Bronzing Blush is clearly the prime piece as it’s so stunning to look at and very flattering on the face. Available in four shades, you almost don’t want to blemish the blush by sweeping a brush against it, but teeth gritted I managed too. The colour goes all the way through and it’s lightly pigmented- enough that a sheer sweep adds a flush to the face and a thicker swipe gives you a lovely glow.
The golden pigments look great on the face, catching the light and adding a beautiful shimmer that’s quite longlasting. The mirror is a great side and very usable, though an included brush would be handy for travel.
Overall, I’m impressed with the product, love the style and find it flattering for summer. Continue reading
I was recently sent the EyeCandy strip lashes in Naturalise and was immediatelyt taken with the retro packaging and the cute way they were displayed. The pack came with a mini glue to use and the lashes were quite springy, which made them easier to shape to the eye. Once I’d trimmed them to fir my eye they adhered nicely, with no need of a glue top up. A trick I use is to apply them with my fingers and use tweezers to press the edges into the lash line. I love the finished look- very glam and not too ‘Only Way is Essex’ out there.
One of the most exciting products to hit the UK lately is a three-step mascara system that uses nylon lash fibres to create extra length. First you use the Extension Mascara, then the Lash Fibres which adhere to your natural lashes to extend, then finish with another coat of the mascara for full-fat effect.
We can’t wait to try it, but we’ll have to join the waiting list at boots.com, where they’re available for £35 from June.
I recently rediscovered my love for Rge Rodial Glam Balm during a press jaunt to Berlin. First of all, it’s below 100ml so will mane it through security (I sobbed goodbye to my Nuxe lotion) and secondly it’s a great all purpose balm.
I apply it in air to keep skin soft and moisturised and it’s much less greasy than 8 hour cream. It doubles as a night moisturiser too, works well as a primer for foundation and will heal ragged cuticles in two days.
The texture is nice, with a silicone feel and absorbs quickly and it doesn’t aggravate oily skin. I’d say this is a must for anyone, and it really lasts a long time as you don’t need to use much.
I’m consistently impressed with both the quality and price of ther Topshop makeup collection. They really have created an affordable line of products that deliver and their nail varnish shades are always striking- and on trend. This is product 001 in their nail varnish collection- entilted ‘Warpaint’. The image they show of it makes it look firebox red, but the reality (above) is actually more coral-red, with orange undertones and a high shine finish. You need two coats to get good coverage and it will chip VERY quickly, so you’re looking at 2 days of wear on average.
There’s a couple of thimgs I look for in a hair styling tool. My goal is thick shiny straight hair and anything that manages one out of those three requirements is pretty good. The Babyliss Big Hair purports to give you added volume- great for the seventies trend that’s sweeping the catwalk- but would it live up to expectations?