Sunday, January 18, 2015

Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses

Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Review Blog
Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Review Blog
Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Review Blog
Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Review Blog
Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Review Blog
Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Palette 

As I've mentioned before, I am currently completely obsessed with Too Faced and I was so happy to receive The Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Palette for Christmas!

Admittedly, I usually hate these little palettes, I'll use them once and then they'll be left to sit comfortably in my makeup collection, but I've actually really been loving using this! Firstly, can we just take a second to admire the packaging? pastel pink and a gold glitter? Too beautiful! Inside you are met with three eyeshadows - White Chocolate (which is a matte white, perfect for highlighting the brow bone!) Crème Brulee (a gorgeous shimmery gold) and Haute Chocolate (a beautiful shimmery brown) All three shades are taken from the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette which I also received for Christmas and am also loving! I find the eyeshadows are so creamy, easy to blend and long-lasting. I actually wore all three shades on NYE and a couple of people asked what I was wearing on my eyes.

Also inside, you'll find two bronzers - Chocolate Soleil (which is matte) and Snow Bunny (which is a shimmer bronzer) my favourite is definitely Chocolate Soleil, I've been on the lookout for a matte bronzer and this is perfect. When I first apply it, it always looks crazily scary, but blends like a dream and looks so lovely and natural. I love it so much, that I think I'll have to pick it up in full size! And lastly, you also receive a La Crème Lip Gloss in 'Naked Dolly' which is a light pinky/peach shade and apparently it's not actually available to buy separately until Spring 2015!

Overall, I am completely in love with this palette and I definitely think I'll take it away with me for my birthday. This was originally £32.00 but has now been reduced to £22.40 so if you want it, make sure you get it ASAP!

Are you a fan of Too Faced?

Friday, January 16, 2015

NYX Sweet Temptations Butter Gloss Set

NYX Sweet Temptations Butter Gloss Set | £11.00

NYX are a brand that I've heard non-stop rave reviews about, but I always thought that their products were pretty hard to get hold of here in the UK. It must be a lot easier than I though, because I ended up receiving two of their products for Christmas. One of them being the Sweet Temptations Butter Gloss Set! Inside contains three of the butter glosses in the shades Apple Strudel - a peachy coral, Eclair - a cool toned pink and Cherry Pie - a bright red.

"Buttery soft and silky smooth, our scrumptious new Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky."

As I've probably mentioned in the past, I rarely ever wear lip glosses. I just hate that super gloopy/sticky feeling on my lips. But as these were a gift I thought I'd give them a whirl and to my surprise I actually think they are pretty amazing! Firstly, they smell incredible, really vanillary! Each tube contains 8ml of product and individually they retail for £5 each. The applicator is a typical doe-foot, which I really like because I find that they apply the product a lot more evenly. These literally glide onto the lips and feel so lovely and silky smooth. And I can confirm they are definitely not sticky in the slightest! The only small niggle I have is that they are not at all long lasting. I find they only last around 40 minutes on my lips, maybe an hour when wearing with a lipstick. 

Overall, I love these! They are one of the very few lip glosses that I actually like and I definitely think they live up to they hype! Would I pay £5 for one? Probably not, but as they're cheaper in the US I may pick up a couple whilst I'm there later in the year!

Have you tried these? What did you think?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Shower Gel

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Shower Gel Blog Review
The Body Shop Glazed Apple Shower Gel | NOW £1 | Link

Winter is definitely my least favourite season, I cannot cope with all the rain and the cold. At the moment, my favourite thing to do to make myself feel a little better is light some candles and have a lovely hot bubble bath! If you saw my 'What I Got For Christmas' post, you'd of seen I received a fair few Lush and Body Shop products and I've been really enjoying using them. My current favourite shower gel is definitely the Glazed Apple one from The Body Shop and I'm so sad that it's limited edition! I really love The Body Shop Shower Gels, I find that you only need to use the smallest amount to create a generous lather and they always feel like they really cleanse your skin too - leaving your skin feeling so lovely and soft! The Glazed Apple scent is incredible, it's a fresh apple scent, but with an added sweetness to it too and I find the scent lingers on my skin for a good few hours. I believe this was around £4-£5, but it's now been reduced to a mere £1, so if you did want to give it a go, pick some up asap!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Minvita Baobab Body Oil

Minvita Baobab Body Oil Review
Minvita Baobab Body Oil
Minvia Baobab Body Oil* | £35.00 | Link

When I was a young teen, I was so good at taking care of my skin. I never bothered with all those highly perfumed body butters, I found that a simple body oil kept my skin in incredible condition. Fast forward a few years and I'll admit it - I've become lazy. I just hate waiting for ages for the moisturiser to dry, but my skin is currently in awful condition - it's dry, has no elasticity and I now have a few pesky stretch marks too. Enough is enough, I need to get back into actually giving my skin the care that it's so desperately craving. During the past year, I've tried so many different body butter/oils, but I still hadn't found one I loved, so when Minvita asked me if I'd like to try their body oil I jumped at the chance!

The Baobab Body Oil from Minvia is 100% natural and organic which really intrigued me because it's rare that I use a product that is completely natural. I'd never actually heard of 'Baobab' before, but after some quick research, I discovered that it's a nutritious African super fruit and the oil is made from its seeds. Minvita claims that the oil helps to improve the skin's elasticity, it's softness and appearance, eases bruising and scaring, nourishes ageing skin, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and intensely moisturises dry skin. It's also high in vitamins A, D, E, F.

I've now been using this for a few weeks and I've been really enjoying it! I always apply this after a bath or shower, I really love how fast it sinks into the skin and it doesn't leave any oily residue. I also love that it has a spray nozzle, making it so easy and quick to apply. I've definitely noticed a huge difference since I started using it, my skin feels so much more firm and the skin on my legs looks a lot nicer. Strech mark wise - it doesn't seem to have made a difference, but nothing seems to be getting rid of them! At £35 this is definitely more of a treat, but it does work amazingly well and I highly recommend it! 

Are you a fan of body oils?

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