Friday 27 November 2015

Yves Rocher Botanical Color Eye Pencil review & swatches

Before I get into this post, yes I do know that this is the second eyeliner based post this week. However, this little Botanical Color Eye Pencil by Yves Rocher arrived in the post this week and I simply had to discuss it with you all!

The Yves Rocher Botanical Eye Pencils are a range of highly-pigmented eyeliners that comes in a range of 13 shades inspired by botanicals. They can be used alone or together to create "ultra intense eyes".

The shades range from your typical black, brown and grey to some more vivid shades of yellow and orange.

The formula contains 100% botanical origin Carnuba Wax to help to provide a smooth and creamy application.

Today I have the shade Eucalyptus to show you which is a dark, shimmery green.

Monday 23 November 2015

Avon's Glimmerstick Eyeliner Reformulation review

You know the saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Sometimes though, people decide to fix it anyway. Now and again this doesn’t turn out for the better, so when it comes to a product that you love, it can make you a little uneasy. Is it going to be worse? Will I no longer love it as much as I do now? It’s totally understandable. That’s why I wanted to get my hands on a this particular reformulation of a popular product.

Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner in Saturn Grey and Khaki

Glimmerstick Eyeliners are one of Avon’s top selling products. They come in an entire range of shades (including limited edition collections), don't need sharpeners and are waterproof. From Campaign 3 in the UK, Avon will be selling their new, reformulated version of the Glimmerstick Eyeliner. It promises longer wear, a higher level of pigmentation, a creamier base making for smoother application and greater definition. Just like the old Glimmersticks, they are also waterproof.

I got myself two of the new shades, Khaki and Saturn Grey, to provide some opinions on the new formula.

Thursday 19 November 2015

Shavata Brow Strengthener review

It’s amazing how your eyebrows can change your look. Even if you have no time to put on a full face of makeup, simply spending a moment on your brows can make you look put together in an instant. Sometimes it may get tiring or dull, but dedicating some time and love to your eyebrows can make a huge difference in the long run.

Shavata Brow Strengthener

Shavata are a brand who dedicate themselves to eyebrows. The founder, Shavata Singh is a trusted figure in the beauty industry who has 25 years of experience to boast of. The Shavata brand is a fast growing one who has studios in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Debenhams and House of Fraser nationwide. Each Shavata product is made to high quality to enable you to groom your brows at home for the perfect eyebrows every time.

The Shavata Brow Strengthener is one of these products targeted at those who are after thicker brows over sparse ones. It is said to stimulate hair growth, making it perfect for over-plucked eyebrows. In addition, it also takes care of the hairs from the root, letting them grow in thicker and conditioned. It claims to provide results within three weeks.

It only contains one ingredient, and that is castor oil. 100% natural and organic, cold pressed castor oil that contains omega 9 fatty acids that are known to be highly nourishing on the hairs and the follicles. Cold-pressed castor oil is said to be the highest quality oil as the first pressing releases the highest quantity of the castor beans' essential fatty acids, nutrients and minerals. 

When the castor oil is applied to the skin, it absorbs easily into the skin and down to the root of the hairs to condition them.

It comes packaged in a transparent tube with a rollerball applicator that acts as a massager, enabling the oil to absorb quickly into the skin.

Monday 16 November 2015

Balance Me Radiance Face Oil review

We all need a hero in our lives, which is why it is pretty lucky that I happen to have myself a little bottle of one to show you all today.

Dubbed a "skincare hero" and "radiance in a bottle", the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil is a 100% natural, award-winning facial oil that is designed to rescue dull, lifeless, dehydrated skin and provide it with a rejuvenated, radiant glow. If that wasn't enough, it also helps to reduce redness and the visible signs of ageing and scarring as well as evening out the skin tone.

It combines eight different oil extracts, including rosehip oil, buruti nut, camelia, chamomile, yarrow and benzoin to make a soothing and plumping facial treatment.

It comes packaged in a translucent glass bottle with a dropper lid that holds either 10ml or 30ml of product. The oil itself is a deep, honey orange-yellow shade. The packaging is gorgeous. It feels sleek as well as luxurious, and it looks great on the shelf.

Thursday 12 November 2015

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask, Eye Gel and Spot Treatment reviews

Recently I've been trying out a whole bunch of InstaNatural products, but today I have not one, not two, but THREE InstaNatural products to share with you (woohoo!).

InstaNatural Eye Gel, Dead Sea Mud Mask and Spot Treatment

Today I have three facial skincare products, the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask, Eye Gel and Skin Clearing Spot Treatment.

I've spent some time testing them all out to give you some feedback, so I'll break it all down and go through each product one by one, starting with the Dead Sea Mud Mask.

Monday 9 November 2015

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid review

One thing that can get really annoying - especially at this time of year - is dry lips. Nobody enjoys it and it can cause all sorts of other issues too, such as cracked, painful lips or the entirely cosmetic issue of flaky lipstick. Well, thankfully, there is a cure.

The Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid is a multi-award-winning, 99% natural, ultra rich and creamy lanolin lip treatment that contains organic lemon oil to naturally exfoliate. It also contains over 70% of Ultra Medical Grade Lanolin, exclusive to Lanolips, which also adds a glossiness with a hint of shimmer. The overall finished result is moist and soft lips.

It comes packaged in a small, clear plastic squeezy tube that holds 12.5g of product with a gold screw cap lid. The product itself is a thick, pale yellow balm that smells of lemon (of course).

Thursday 5 November 2015

The Ultimate Nail Care Guide: How to Have Healthy & Beautiful Nails (Guest Post)

A common saying in dermatological circles is that fingernails are the window to your health. Strong and smooth nails provide the clues to your overall health. From the vitamin efficiency to a lung, or heart disease down to systematic diseases, such as lupus, or anaemia, your nails are a sign of any problem in your body.

Finally, the importance of aesthetics is not to be undermined either. Beautiful nails build your confidence and confidence makes you even more beautiful and attractive.

Monday 2 November 2015

Humble Hand Wash & Hand Lotion reviews

"I've looked everywhere for a range of products that are natural and biodegradable, but, just as importantly, look, smell and feel wonderful to use. I drew a blank so I decided to develop a range of products myself. It's been a challenge but I am delighted to now be launching the Humble Natural Beauty Range. I wanted to give people the chance to spoil themselves without spoiling the environment" - Kate Humble. Founder, Humble

I was trying to think of a way to start this post when I read the above quote by writer and broadcaster Kate Humble. I think that it is a great little intro into the ideas behind the brand that I'm writing about today and what to expect from them.

With that said, I do in fact have two products from the range to discuss with you today.

Humble Hand Wash and Hand Lotion

The Humble Hand Wash and Hand Lotion, just like the rest of the range, are eco-friendly and come free of SLS and parabens and all ingredients are sustainably sourced and selected to minimise the impact on waterways wherever possible. They come in two different scents, Sweet Pea and Verbena and Rose and Frankincense. 

I have bottles from the Sweet Pea and Verbena scent collection that I have been testing out to give you all some feedback today!