Friday, 17 August 2018

KAGA Gel Nail Polish, All Ranges Reviews and Comparisons - featuring KAGA, Love Easy, QLZ and BMG ranges

Hey guys! So it’s been a little while since I’ve done a nail polish review, but not to worry. Nail polish fans rejoice, as I’ve got a post reviewing 4 different ranges of gel nail polish for you! Hurrah!

KAGA is a professional gel nail polish brand that provides high quality gel nail polish and other supplies that professionals need for creating top quality gel nail polish manicures. They provide 4 different ranges that have slightly different formulas and come in at different price points. All of the ranges require the use of a UV light for curing.

These ranges are:

  • KAGA - a lightweight gel polish. UV or LED cured. Comes in a range of 160+ colours. Comes in a beautifully designed bottle with a butterfly cap. The bottle shows the colour of the polish inside, and it comes with 12ml of product. 
  • Love Easy - a thicker gel polish that requires less coats. Non-shrinking and odourless. Comes in a range of 140+ colours with 24 glitter shades. Comes in a red bottle with a gold cap that has a sticker indicating the shade contained inside. Each bottle holds 15ml of product.
  • QLZ - a lightweight gel polish. Can be used for full colour or stamping and is non-shrinking. Once cured, allows the nail to breathe and has no sticky residue. Comes in a range of 150+ colours with 24 glitter shades. Each bottle is the colour of the contents inside and holds 7.5ml of product.
  • BMG - a thicker gel polish that requires less coats for coverage. Very cost effective and is non-shrinking and odourless. Every bottle is black in colour and holds 7.5ml of product inside. There is a little sticker on the bottle that indicates the shade contained inside. 

All ranges are eco-friendly, vegan friendly, scratch resistant, soak off easily, last 14+ days and have a high gloss finish. In regards to curing, the base coat needs 2 minutes, each of the colour coats 2 minutes too, and the top coat needs 2-3 coats which require 2 minutes for the first coat, but then 3 minutes each for the second and third coats. 

Today I will be reviewing a couple of shades from each of their ranges, one solid colour and one glitter shade from each. I’m going to review each of the gel nail polishes individually as we go, and then compare them and the ranges in general at the end. The gel base coat and top coat that I have are part of the KAGA range.

To help me with this post I have my sister who tried half of the shades whilst I tried the rest. Both of us wore two shades at a time to create a total of 4 nail looks. We’ve taken photos of each look in three different types of lighting; indoor, outdoor and under camera flash.

Each nail look combines shades from different ranges except for one (so a look may contain a shade from the BMG range and the Love Easy range on different nails), so instead of reviewing each range in order straight away, I’m going to review them a bit mixed at first. I’ll show you each of the looks we created, and review each shade used underneath the pictures. Then, at the end, I will do a summary of each range in a more structured way, taking from points I mention as we go throughout the post. This will also act as a comparison of results between the ranges.

I will also review the base cost and the top coat at the end of the post.

So let’s get into it!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Pink Cloud 3-in-1 Collagen Beauty Drink review

Hey guys! So a lot of the time we may be focusing on what we put on our face, into our hair and so on, but today we’re going to be focusing more on what is going in to our bodies. Something full of the good stuff that we need for happier, healthier nails, skin and hair.

Pink Cloud 3-in-1 Collagen Beauty Drink
Pink Cloud 3-in-1 Collagen Beauty Drink

The Pink Cloud 3-in-1 Beauty Drink is a supplement that can be taken daily to help to fix weak, brittle nails to give you stronger nails; help you to achieve clearer, brighter skin and stronger, shinier hair.

They’re a brand that is all about empowering other women and making them feel good about themselves, which in turn boosts our confidence and self-esteem, all things that are more important than a new lipstick or new eyeshadow palette.

The drink contains a variety of beneficial ingredients, including:
  • Collagen - derived from fish; gives skin elasticity and strength; vital for healthy skin, teeth and cartilage
  • Vitamin C - contributes to normal collagen formation
  • Vitamin E - powerful antioxidant; protects cells from damage
  • Biotin - important for health of hair, skin and nails
  • Selenium - powerful antioxidant; great for hair, skin and nails
  • Beetroot - this is what gives the drink its colour. No artificial flavours or preservatives are added
The drink itself comes in powder form provided in sachets that each contain the right amount for one daily drink. A box contains 30 sachets and can be bought individually or in bundles of 2 boxes or 3 boxes.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream and Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion reviews

Hey guys! Skin can be funny, can’t it? Some are lucky to not suffer with many issues, others can be struck down with dry skin, wrinkles, acne, oily skin, dark spots, and so on. Yes, there are lots of products on the market to combat different issues, but wouldn’t it be handier if there were more products that just dealt with most in one hit? Some hard-working skincare. Well, if that is what you’re after, today’s products may be of interest to you.

NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion and Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream
NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion and Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream

Today I’ll be reviewing two products by NAVI by Doris Wagner; the Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream and Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion. I'll go into a brief description of both products below, but then will split the review in half and review them individually. I will also go into more detail regarding the ingredients in the separate halves. I'll also discuss things about the pair of products together at the end of the post, as well as things such as the packaging and where to purchase.

The NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream comes packed with 8 plant extracts and is designed to hydrate the skin, refine skin texture, prevent acne and lighten the skin tone whilst you sleep. It is a gel-cream formula that works gradually, and best results come after around 3 weeks of use. 

The NAVI Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion is a cream that is designed to reduce the visibility of pores, hydrate the skin, mattify the skin, prevent acne, improve skin texture and lighten the skin tone. It can be used as often as you like throughout the day to keep the skin looking refined.

Friday, 20 July 2018

AA Skincare Zing Fresh Shampoo Bar review

Hey guys! If you suffer from either oily, dry or damaged hair and/or an itchy scalp, then today’s post is definitely for you!

Today I’m going to be reviewing the AA Skincare Zing Fresh Shampoo Bar which is designed for oily, dry or damaged hair with an itchy scalp. It contains Peppermint Oil and Coconut Oil to soothe itchy scalps and to rejuvenate and add softness to the hair. 

Each Shampoo Bar is designed to last much longer than a 250ml bottle of shampoo, so it’s cost effective, better for the environment due to no plastic packaging and easier for travelling too as it isn't liquid. 

All AA Skincare products are made with natural ingredients and come with no added nasty bits. They are also all cruelty free.

The Zing Fresh Shampoo Bar is a bit like a big green pebble to hold and is 50g, and it comes packaged in a beige AA Skincare cardboard box. It looks like it would smell of citrus, but it smells of peppermint (as you may work out from the inclusion of peppermint oil).

I’ve reviewed a shampoo bar from AA Skincare in the past and I was a big fan. If you have read the review that I wrote about the AA Skincare Twilight Shampoo Bar then you may think that they sound pretty similar. Therefore, I have compiled a bit of info to compare the different products too.

So for this review, I’m going to start by looking at the similarities and differences between the Zing Fresh Shampoo Bar and a couple of others in the range, and then I’ll go into how to use it and the results, ending with information on where to purchase. 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Misfit Cosmetics Wake Up Wipes and Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder reviews

Hey guys! Today I’ve got a couple of very different types of products to share with you all from Misfit Cosmetics. The first being the Wake Up Wipes, a beauty product that are handy to take away for festivals or travel, or as a great refreshing beauty product for busy women on the go. The second is their Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder, designed to help to remove stubborn stains on teeth and to give you the feeling of an at home scale and polish.

Misfit Cosmetics Wake Up Wipes and Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder
Misfit Cosmetics Wake Up Wipes and Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder

Because the products are so different, I’ll split the post into two halves and go into more detail for each product in their own section. I'll start with the Wake Up Wipes and then we shall move on to the Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder.

Information on where to purchase the products is at the end of the post.