Sunday, May 30, 2010

A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist

I have been sent some products from to try out. I am really excited as I love to try new stuff! I don't know about you, but long-winded reviews bore me to tears! I will try to standarise these reviews as much as possible to give you the info you need without sending you to sleep!

A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist 125ml £12.99 Purchase here

What it says on the bottle:
Awaken your senses with pure rose essence in a fine mist, whilst soothing and deeply hydrating your skin with aloe and vitamin B5 - the beauty vitamin. These sooting actives are combined with a unique blend of Australian Bush Flower Essences - 'old man banksia', 'dog rose' and 'tall mulla mulla', chosen especially to help encourage emotional balance. You will feel reviltalised and your skin moisturised.
The consistency is a liquid which does not feel greasy or oily and is readily absorbed into the skin. The fragrance is primarily rose, however it is not heavy or overbearing. The packaging is very simplistic and comes with a spray.

I have used this in a variety of ways. Firstly as a facial/body spray throughout the day to cool and reresh the skin. I have decanted some of the product into a smaller spray bottle and keep it at work as my office gets very hot. I have also used it to set my foundation and it gives a natural, dewy glow. I have also used it as a toner, spritzed onto cotton pads. I found that this leaves my skin calmed and lightly hydrated.

Final Thoughts:
I have really enjoyed using this product! I am impressed by the way it boft softens and gently hydrates the skin, without being oily or greasy. A couple of sprays are generally enough and therefore I think that this product would last a while. I would recommend this for all skin types and would repurchase this product.

Lovea Shine Shampoo Review

I have been sent some products from to try out. I am really excited as I love to try new stuff! I don't know about you, but long-winded reviews bore me to tears! I will try to standarise these reviews as much as possible to give you the info you need without sending you to sleep!

First up is Lovea Shine Shampoo 200ml £4.99 Purchase here

What is says on the bottle:
Shine Shampoo with Argan oil from Morocco LOVEA BIO shine shampoo, brings health and vitality to dull, lifeless hair.

This shampoo has a clear, quite runny consistency. I have fairly oily hair and found that upon first application there wasn't much of a lather. It has a light citrusy scent which is very pleasant and not overpowering.

I used this shampoo over a period of 2 weeks. I shampoo my hair twice and then follow with conditioner. This product left my hair feeling clean but I was also able to run my fingers through my wet hair which I could not do with my regular shampoo. s a result I felt I needed less conditioner.

When I styled my hair I did find that appeared generally more shiny. I did feel that my hair got oily quicker with this shampoo.

Final Thoughts:
I like the concept of this product and the fact that it contains Argan Oil which seems to be a very popular ingredient at the moment. I would not neccessarily say this shampoo would be best suited to someone with oily hair however I will continue to use this once a month for a 'shine boost' treat for my hair. In my opinion, this would be best suited to those with normal to dry or heat-frazzled hair.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Beauty Blender Review & Demo

I bought the Beauty Blender about a month ago now.

At first I thought it was 'just okay' - I didn't get an amazing finish like everyone raved about. But it turns out I wasn't soaking the sponge fully before applying. I think I thought that if the sponge was completely damp I would get a sheerer (is that a word?) coverage. But I was pleasantly surprised and I even seem to use less product now which is surprising as it is essentially a sponge!

Here is my review/demo!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

YSL Teint Resist Foundation For Sale

I bought the YSL Teint Resist Foundation and when I got it home and slapped it on I realised it was too light for me! Loved the finish (mostly matte with a bit of dewiness) and the coverage (medium - buildable). It also has a pump!

It has been used once. I am selling for £20.00 - it retails for £28.00+ online so I think thats a bit of a bargain! It comes with the box! It is Shade 5 which is probably a shade lighter than I am at the moment - NC25-30 in MAC.

Here's what says about it:

The luminous, transfer-resistant formula forms perfectly to the skin for a soft and seamless result. The complexion is preserved from feelings of discomfort or tightening, remaining supple and silky-smooth from the morning through to night. Pigments are specially coated for a color-true effect and the formula absorbs excess oil through the day, for a complexion which always looks and feels fresh.
Teint Resist gives the guarantee of an even, smooth and comfortable complexion hour after hour, giving you the confidence to put your best face forward in every circumstance.
Please contact me below or at if you are interested, otherise it'll be put on eBay! ;D

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Make Up Sale!

I thought it was about time for a spring clean of my make-up, so that means it's blog sale time!

Here is the important stuff!
  • All items are individually priced.
  • Postage costs are within the UK. Please contact me for costs outwith the UK.
  • I accept Paypal as payment.
  • Please leave a comment or email me at with the items you would like, along with your email address and I will send you an invoice.
  • For multiple items, each additional item will be charged at half the p&p cost.
  • Any questions, emails me at
MAC Mocha Lipstick £4.00 + £1.00 p&p
Barry M 129 Palest Lavender Lipstick £2.00 + £1.00 p&p

e.l.f. Studio Candid Coral Blush £1.50 + £1.00 p&p
Cargo Coral Beach Blush £8.00 + £1.00 p&p
Maybelline Precious Pink £1.50 + £1.00 p&p
ChriMaLuxe Minerals Blush in Elegant (MAC Flirt & Tease Dupe!) £3.00 + £1.00 p&p

Urban Decay 24/7 Liners
£3.00 each + £0.50 p&p
For full set, postage will be £1.00

Urban Decay Grifter Eyeshadow £3.50 + 50p p&p
Pop Beauty Eye Cake Teal Eyes £4.50 + £1.00 p&p
Urban Decay Hotpants £3.50 + 50p p&p
Aveda Eyeshadow Duo £5.00 + £1.00 p&p
Hard Candy Plush Eye Dust £3.00 + £1.00 p&p

Urban Decay Glitter Liners
£3.00 each + £1.00 p&p
For full set, postage will be £2.00

Thanks for looking!


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