Friday 18 May 2018

Avon True Colour Delicate Matte Lipstick reviews and swatches

Hey guys! I’ve got a treat for fans of the Avon True Colour Matte Lipstick and matte lipstick fans in general today! Avon are about to drop their new True Colour Delicate Matte shades.

Avon True Colour Delicate Matte Lipstick in Bitten Apple
Avon True Colour Delicate Matte Lipstick in Bitten Apple

So what’s the difference between these and their regular True Colour Matte Lipsticks collection? Well, these shades are stepping away from one of the major points that they drove home with the original release about being "more matte than MAC" and instead are giving us some slightly less matte, soft and sometimes sheer vibes - hence the name "delicate".

It comes in a range of 8 shades which only include one shade that could be classified as dark on a shade scale, so there is a lot of focus on the soft/nude type of colours here and less of the bright and colourful (such as the recent Avon mark. Epic Lipstick range).

They promise a comfortable, glide-on formula, to be long-wearing, and that it will not cake up on or dry out the lips.

Each of the shades are packaged in a traditional style of Avon lipstick packaging. It’s a black, matte, rectangular tube with Avon written on a silver strip around the lid. There is no transparent window at the top with this style though, and the inner tube is silver. 

Friday 11 May 2018

ESQIDO Mink False Eyelashes in Radiance and Lash Glue reviews

Hey guys! A little while back I wrote about some beautiful false eyelashes, and the great news is that today I have some more to show you and review for you!

ESQIDO False Mink Eyelashes in Radiance and ESQIDO Eyelash Glue
ESQIDO False Mink Eyelashes in Radiance and ESQIDO Eyelash Glue

ESQIDO is a brand that have a collection of celebrity fans from Rihanna to Gigi Hadid and they provide a wide range of mink false lashes and synthetic lashes for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for everyday lashes, lashes for a night out or lashes for a wedding, ESQIDO have got you covered. From super natural looking eyelashes, medium volume and full volume. They are advertised as being easy to apply, comfortable and the most natural looking false eyelashes.

If you struggle with trying to choose though, the ESQIDO website also has a handy quiz that helps you to select your perfect pair. You need to go through a few questions about your eye shape, style, what occasion you’d like to wear them for and so on, and the results include a few different pairs to consider. Of course once you have chosen your lashes, you’re gonna need something to apply them with. Today I also have the ESQIDO Eyelash Glue to review alongside the pair that I chose; the ESQIDO Mink Eyelashes in Radiance.

The lashes themselves come packaged in a beautiful white box with rose gold on the inside, and the glue comes in a matching style in a sleek white, plastic tube with rose gold handle. It has a brush applicator inside.

So let’s check them out!

Friday 4 May 2018

Niikam Pure Clay Mask review (& discount code!)

As spring finally arrives, it’s that time of year where we just don’t want to wear as much makeup, so we make sure that our winter skin is well and truly behind us and prep to achieve a beautiful glowing complexion that is bright and ready to face the sun. The product that I will be reviewing today is a face mask that will help on the first step of that mission.

Niikam Pure Clay Mask
Niikam Pure Clay Mask

The Niikam Pure Clay Mask is a healing, detoxifying face mask/exfoliant that is designed to help with removing blackheads, tightening pores, smoothing and evening out skin tone. It can be used as a face or body mask or in bathwater. 

Niikam is a new brand that has just launched recently and their business ethos is that the "products [they] produce and deliver will inspire a lasting change to [their] customers physical and mental well-being". 

The Pure Clay Mask is 100% natural, and this particular one who is made up of just one ingredient: bentonite clay. It is also organic and is cruelty free. 

Bentonite clay is a powerful healing clay that is used in many commercial face masks, so if you are a clay mask fan then the chances are that you have used this on your skin before. This product though simply allows the power of this clay to shine on its own.

It is particularly great at helping to heal blemishes, remove blackheads, unclog pores, soothe eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, reduce inflammation, help to heal the skin after sun exposure and also to detoxify. You can see why it's used in so many clay masks, I'm sure. 

It comes packaged in a white foil, re-sealable packet with the product info on the front and the back in black, so it’s a very sleek monochrome package and it looks very nice. Once you tear it open though, the mask itself is a fine, light brown clay powder that comes in a transparent plastic pack that will need to be cut open with scissors. I warn you to be careful with that though as the clay is so fine and it can be easy to lose excess mask in a cloud as you open it.