Monday 29 July 2013

Cosmetics A La Carte: Stay Put Intense Liner

After seeing the products from Cosmetics A La Carte at their press day (which you can read about here) I knew their products would be amazing, and couldn't wait to try them out. 

They kindly offered to send me the Stay Put Intense Liner and a few other samples to try out. I love a good black liner and the pen format that this eye liner came in was right up my street. I love using pen liners like this to create a winged liner effect as I find it so hard to do with any other type of eyeliner. I can't ever seem to get it even, but with this it's a different story. It is well pigmented, but I like my eyeliner to be a little more black, so when using this I would usually apply my beloved Barry M eyeliner over the top, just to give it that bit more. It lasts well and does the job it should! 

As for the other sampled products, they seem great too. I love a good cream blush, so when they included a couple of samples of theirs I just couldn't wait to try. Great colors and pigmentation and they apply well onto the skin. The lipsticks I have are both 'your lips but better' shades, not really something I would wear every day as I'm more of a bright or dark lipstick kind of girl, but these are great to have just in case I feel like changing it up a bit. The brown eye shadow is great, it's matte and is great to add into the mix with my Naked palette. 

I would definitely recommend Cosmetics A La Carte, although it is a little pricey. You could possibly find similar products that work the same for less, so it could possibly be worth looking around if you can't quite stretch to their prices. 

Have you tried any products from Cosmetics A La Carte? 


Tuesday 9 July 2013

Ciate Velvet Manicure in Berry Poncho

I was given this to review by the lovely ladies at Baobella!

When I first saw this set all I could think was wow. This is definitely my favourite colour... I would say it's the exact same colour as my blanket which I totally love! I was a little dubious of how the velvet nails would actually look but the nail polish that came with it in the shade Cabaret was right up my street - I was in love!

When I tested out the kit on my nail wheel, I was actually surprised at how much I liked the velvet finish and how easy it is to do! You apply a layer of the nail polish and wait for it to dry and then when you apply the second coat you put a generous coat of the velvet on top and brush off the excess with the brush supplied in the kit. It's as easy as that - no top coat needed! I love the way it looks and actually I don't feel like it is gimmicky at all - like some other nail art polishes. I can't wait to find an opportunity to wear this on my nails as I can imagine it'll look great! 

Have you tried any of the Ciate Velvet Nails kits? 


Thursday 4 July 2013

W7 Go West Matte Lipstick in Powder Pink

I love a good lipstick, which we all can probably tell by now... It's verging on to being an obsession, a 'I've got to have them all' kind of thing. I love collecting lipsticks, whether I wear them often or not. I'm not a massive pink lipstick wearer, but this shade is just beautiful! Perfect for the summer. It is a beautiful bright yellow toned pink, that is actually quite moisturizing and I wouldn't really describe it as being matte.

The only thing I would say about this lipstick is that if you have quite dry lips then this is very visible, so you have to make sure you use a lip scrub and balm before applying to give it a nice even finish. As it is quite moisturising, it doesn't wear for a crazily long time, but to be honest I would say that it is about the same as a lot of other lipsticks. It's a great affordable price, so even if you do purchase it and don't get as much wear out of it as you had hoped then it doesn't really matter as at £2.50 you can't really go wrong. 

Have you tried any lipsticks from W7? What are your favourite shades? 


Wednesday 3 July 2013

No7 Lift & Luminate Dark Spot Corrector

I'll start by saying that I haven't actually been testing this out myself as at 20, I would say that it would be kind of pointless! I gave it to my mum to review for me and she was pretty excited!

The Dark Spot Corrector is clinically proven to fade age spots, and when testing it out they found that 86% of women had a noticeable colour reduction. The product holds 15ml of product, which actually isn't enough to use for 3 months so I can't really comment much on whether it works or not as the product ran out pretty quickly. 

What I can say though is that my mum really enjoyed using it and that it felt nice on the skin. A great addition to her skincare routine, and I'm pretty sure that she would actually repurchase. Although, at the price and how quick the product does go down I'm not sure that it would though be a regular purchase. 

Have you or anyone you know tried this out? 


Monday 1 July 2013

Kleenex Eye Make-Up Removal Wipes and Shine Absorbing Sheets

Kleenex Eye Make-up Removal Wipes* and Shine Absorbing Sheets*
These were given me to review by the lovely ladies at Baobella

These products from Kleenex are very new to me, I didn't even know they did products like this! The first thing I liked about these products was how small and portable they are. Perfect to pop in the handbag and take out with you!

I know all about the face wipe debate, whether or not we should be using them and I know I probably shouldn't but I do... just for the ease of removing my make-up. I still cleanse, tone and moisturise etc afterwards but I just find it so much more comfortable and easy to follow on with my skincare routine. 

I haven't actually got round to using the Shine Absorbing Sheets yet as honestly, I don't generally have oily skin but I can imagine how handy these would be on a night out and with the portable size, you wouldn't even notice you have them in your bag! 

Have you tried either of these products from Kleenex?