I don't have much luck with eye primers or rather with their packaging. The last tube of Too Faced Shadow Insurance I used split open on me as shown in the pic below and half of it was wasted.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
I received this product in my June Glossy Box - it was one of those perfect timing moments as I'd been meaning to pick up a new body scrub (Am going to a wedding next weekend which means fake tan is needed and some pre-tan skin preparation is needed even more!) I couldn't wait that long to try it out though so gave it a test run this morning :)
This is my first try of a Mama Mio product - I'd always thought (rightly or wrongly) that the brand was targeted at new mums or mums-to-be, of which I'm neither :) Mama Mio describe their OMega body buff as...
"An extremely gentle blend of Sweet Almond Oil, Chamomile, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E with micro-ground pumice; it is incredibly kind but very effective, removing dead skin cells and encouraging cell renewal, all in 3 minutes flat. Use it twice and you will be hooked - skin this touchable is addictive!"
The packaging is pretty simple - being unfamiliar with the brand it took me quite a while to realise it was by Mama Mio and not the more randomly named 'Shed Your Scales' which is actually just a quirky tagline printed at the top of the label *facepalms*.
|Top: Mama Mio OMega Body Buff|
Bottom: St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub
Saturday, 25 June 2011
As soon as I saw blog posts popping up about the Body Shop's new Honey Bronze range I knew this dry oil would be mine without fail - its a clear dupe for Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse Or which has been on my lust-list for what seems likes a decade! (I'm clearly getting old!)
And it hasn't disappointed. I love the sleek glass packaging and that its designed with a stopper to dispense just a little oil at a time for easy to control application.
The scent is also to die for - it contains both honey and beeswax - and lingers for ages on your skin. Here's a couple of swatches of the oil when first applied and blended out....
The effect is pretty subtle (no big chunks of glitter - yey!) but still gives a noticeable bronze sheen to your skin - perfect for enhancing a tan whether real or fake. I'd also hoped to get hold of one of the bronzers from the range but found even the darkest of the 3 shades to be a little too light for me. I find this a little odd given that Body Shop pride themselves on offering a cosmetics range for all skintones :- /
Until next time,
Friday, 24 June 2011
Just a small haul to share with you all. I snapped up a can of the latest addition to the Batiste family - their Big & Bouncy XXL Volume. I didn't get on well with UG Backcomb in a Bottle so hoping this will be a more successful encounter - can't wait for my hair to dirty up a bit so I can try it out!
Next up is a bottle of St Moriz Dark Instant Tanning Mousse which I was drawn to after seeing Lily's review here. I know a lot of beauty bloggers can get hold of St Moriz in TK Maxx but my local one showed no signs so I ordered it from cheapsmells.com for £4.49 delivered :)
In need of a new mascara I picked up Loreal's Lash Architect 4D. I don't get drawn to the Loreal stand very often but this was on offer and my inner magpie couldn't resist the mirrored packaging!
Finally a couple of nail polishes made their way into my basket - Barry M's Peach Melba and Accessorize's Storm....
And some swatches.......Peach Melba...
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
I'm still working my way through the make up stash I acquired from Andy's sister a couple of months ago but was playing with some of the lippies and thought I'd share some swatches in case any catch your eye! I decided to kick off with a couple of brands that you don't hear a massive amount about in beauty blog-land which are Chantecaille & Laura Mercier so here goes (excuse the sometimes sloppy application!)
My favourites would have to be Chantecaille's Framboise and the amazing LM Healthy Lips which applies really sheerly to leave a noticeable but natural stain for a flush of colour! I have some Stila lipstick swatches to post too so will pop them up asap!.
Until next time,