Friday 24 August 2018

ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencil reviews

Hey guys! So a few weeks back I reviewed some beautiful lashes and lash glue by ESQIDO, and today I will be looking at their new launch and perfect accompaniment to their lash range: the new ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils.

ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils in Black and Brown
ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils in Black and Brown

I spoke a bit about the brand ESQIDO itself in my previous post featuring their Mink False Lashes, so if you'd like to know more about them I will direct you towards that post.

These liners are designed to have all the benefits of a gel eyeliner in a retractable pencil form and they come in two shades (black and brown), are packed full of pigment, apply in one bold line with a matte finish, are waterproof, promise all day wear and are 5-free (no parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates and fragrance) and latex-free, so they’re suitable for sensitive eyes.

The pencils are twist based, so you twist the bottom to reveal more. However, they also come with a small sharpener hidden in the bottom of the pencil so that you can keep the point sharp for thin lines as well as thick. The pencil also has an airtight ring seal band around it to keep an airtight seal around the lid. 

They come in the sleek white and gold packaging that other products in the ESQIDO line also come in, so they look and feel of luxury and high quality.

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.