29 July 2015

Review: nspa - Hot Cloth Polish

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"With muslin cloth to quickly cleanse, exfoliate and purify skin. Cocoa butter. Essential oil of neroli. Dermatologically approved. Suitable for all skin types - even sensitive skin. Paraben free. Against animal testing. Hot Cloth Polish Buff away dead skin cells in Step 2 of NSPA's Beauty Ritual with this 2-in-1 cleanser and polisher. Let the blend of moisturising Ginseng and Vitamin E, rich and creamy Cocoa Butter and Sweet Almond Oil dissolve the day's make-up and impurities with the help of the muslin cloth" - Asda

So I got this because I like using the Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser from Superdrug and while this was on 2 for £8 I thought it would to try it out. The principle is the same you massage this on to the face and use a warm, wet muslin cloth to remove it.

What I did like about this was:
+ It did remove my makeup.
+ Left my skin feeling clean but not tight.

I had some problems with it:
- The pump action is slow to rebound, and it doesn't pump out much at a time.
- I found that the essential oil fragrance hurt my eyes, without getting it in my eyes.

Overall it does what it is supposed to do, but for me personally I won't be repurchasing while I can get one without the issues for around the same price elsewhere.

£7 - 150ml

 

28 July 2015

27 July 2015

Swatch: Makeup Revolution Lipstick - No Perfection Yet (Iconic Pro)

Alongside the 'Amazing Lipstick' which retails for £1 Makeup Revolution now have brought out a range called 'Iconic Pro Lipstick'. These lipsticks retail for £2.49 and currently there are 20 shades to choose from.

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The Iconic Pro lipsticks come in boxes whereas the Amazing Lipstick doesn't. The bullet shape is also different, this one has a rounded cap and the top clicks in to place whereas the other one has a blunt cap and doesn't click very well in to place which can be a problem if you are putting it in to your hand bag for on the go, if you want to see one of the Amazing Lipsticks then click here. On the bottom of the bullet is small cap with the lipstick in so you can easily see the colour of the lipstick without opening it which is useful.

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No Perfection Yet is a berry toned pink shade. It looks almost purple on the website and in the bullet but once applied to the lips it leans to a lighter more berry shade.

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This is a creamy, easy to apply colour. It doesn't last the longest amount of time due to its formula but it feels nice on the lips, doesn't cling to any dry patches. I tend to apply this and blot then apply again and then it leaves a nice stain on the lips meaning it lasts longer.

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Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick - No Perfection Yet
£2.49


 

26 July 2015

Current Favourite Beauty Products

I did this post way back in 2011, so thought it would be time for an update!

Shampoo: TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo
Conditioner: TRESemme Colour Vibrance Protection Conditioner
Styling products: John Frieda Touch Up Créme, TRESemme Salon Sleek Straightening Spray
Hair Oil: Avon Moroccan Argan Oil
Styling tools: Tangle Teezer

Shower Gel: Soap and Glory Sugar Crush
Body moisturiser: Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter
Deodorant: Dove Invisible Dry Stick
Fake Tan: Don't use one

Makeup Remover: Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser
Cleanser: Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser
Toner: Lush - Tea Tree Toner
Facial moisturiser: Superdrug Vitamin E Day Cream + Night Cream
Exfoliator: TréSonic

Foundation: Revlon Colorstay
Foundation brush: Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection
Blusher: ELF Berry Merry
Bronzer: I don't use one
Highlighter: I don't use one

Eyeshadow: Been enjoying the 32 Flawless Makeup Revolution Palette
Curler: My one from years back, who knows who it is by!
Lipstick: MUA Wild Berry
Lipgloss: I don't like them
Nail Colour: Mid tone purples - Barry M Indigo

Looking at this list makes me realise how much TRESemme hair products and ELF make up products I seem to be liking at the moment. Also how almost everything on my list has changed drastically from the previous 2011 version.

 

25 July 2015

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 402 (BM402)

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This stamping plate is from the forth Bundle Monster set, the first CYO (create your own). It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp, comes covered with a blue cellophane sticker which you have to peel off before use.

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On BM402 there are four fuller images and two smaller ones. I like monocle as well as the abstract design which would be great for lead lighting. The images stamped quite easily, although I would say scrape across the chevron design rather than downwards like I did.

You can see all of the designs I have used this plate in here, and some of those are below:

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