Friday, 6 September 2013

Review: Scandal Eyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner

Another review today! This time is the Scandaleyes eyeliner. As far as I know it is not too old a product and when I bought it, it was £3.99 on introductory offer at Boots.

Before this, I had the Seventeen gel liner which was in all honesty, not great. I had tried to prevent myself wasting money and tried to finish the gel liner but it was impossible. I HAD to get another eyeliner. 

I haven't actually used liquid liners in quite a long time. I've used gel liners ever since the Maybelline one came out but felt like I should try liquid liners again.
Look, feels and works like a pen.
For some reason, I've lost my ability to draw on eyeliner properly this year after my makeup boycot, so I'm glad Rimmel brought out a liquid liner that feels just like a pen. It's easy to use, I'll give you that.

One of the annoying things about this is that it doesn't have a great staying power, especially if you have oily lids. My tip would be to go over it with a khol liner or some eye shadow but to be honest, I want my eyeliners to stay put on their own.
The line on the right hand side is draw with the tip of the felt tip so as you can see, it doesn't really create a "thin" line so the thick and thin name is a bit off. This actually put me off the liner quite a bit since I can't do flicks very easily with the thick tip.

Overall, I haven't really made up my mind about this liner because it's so easy to use. I'm not sure if I'd buy this again but I'll update when I use it a few more times!
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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Pick your own!

We headed to a local-ish farm to pick some fruits and veg recently because it was randomly sunny. It was very late to be picking since the summer fruits season has pretty much ended but it was a nice day so who cares right?
Sadly, there wasn't much left in the fields so we didn't really have a fruitful picking session (pun intended) :(, definitely going to go earlier next year!
I had this amazing drink from the farm shop. This bottle looks so vintage so I had to take a photo to commemorate. It wasn't ridiculously expensive either, which of course is another plus.
Tastes like roses, sparkles like lemonade=perfect

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Review: Good Things Fresh Start Creamy Cleanser

A while ago, I really needed a facial cleanser because my Lush cleanser had gone past the use by date and I was convinced it had gone off. However, I couldn't bring myself to throw it away because it cost quite a bit and I had more than half a pot left. So it just sat there and I had nothing to wash my face with. 

Then I did what every face cleanse loving girl would do and popped into Boots and looked for a new one.

I was rushing because I needed to get to work so I saw this and I got it confused with the Balanced Me packaging and I was like yeah, Imma go for it since I'm a sucker for more natural products.
 Lo' and behold, when I got home and started applying it to my face, I was like wait, this isn't foaming or bubbling and then read the back. Basically, it's more of a hot cloth cleanser than your normal day-to-day wash off cleanser. Here are the instructions:
"Directions: Apply generously and massage well into your skin for a whole minute to loosen dirt, make-up and excess oil. Remove with a flannel that you have dipped in hot water and wrung out."

Source:Good Things website

It's a bit more effort but this stuff smells AMAZINNNNGGG! I think I'd be using this more in winter because at the moment, my face doesn't feel 'clean' when I wash cleanse with this. However, it is great at moisturising. For example when I've used this and moisturised afterwards, my face just feels so soft the next day.
This is actually the first time I've heard of Good Things before but I will def try some others next time, so if anyone has any suggestions, comment down below!
*disclaimer: this was bought with my own money and I am not associated with the brand in any way.
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Monday, 26 August 2013

Review: L'occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream

I got a few samples from L'occitane the other day and have begun trialing them.
I loved the round shape of this sample so that's where I started first haha. 
Forgot to take a photo before I ripped opened the packaging, too excited oops...
I don't usually use body butter/cream/lotion/whatever they call it but my skin is getting quite dry so I thought I'd give this a go. 

It's neither thick nor thin, just in the middle in my opinion. It's easy to spread and that blob was enough for my hand. 
It smells kind of grandma-ish with soft floral tones, which I don't particularly like, but I have to admit, the scent is growing on me. It also absorbs really quickly and gives my skin a healthy glow.
Despite its great qualities, it is quite expensive so I don't think I will be buying it since there are cheaper alternatives. On the other hand, if you feel like treating yourself, go for it :)

*Disclaimer: This was a sample that was not sent for reviewing purposes.

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