Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

Hot Hair are a Hair Company that sell all different Hair Extensions, Hair Pieces and also Wigs. Hot Hair have a online store and are also situated in Selfridges where they have their own section, there are Hot Hair stands in the Birmingham and London Selfridges'.

Hot Hair sell a variety of Hair Pieces and Pony Tails, I got the chance to try out one of their new Pony's which is the Tousled Pony. The Tousled Pony is high quality synthetic hair that looks and feels completely natural and is around 30-60cm in length which I think is around 22" but I'm not entirely sure but the Pony is quite long, definitely around the 20" - 22" mark.

There are 14 different shades available in the Tousled Pony, I have the shade Chocolate Copper which matches my hair colour perfectly. The Pony is thicker at the top than the bottom which is good because it makes it easier to hide the attachment but it would be good if their was more hair throughout the length but either way it does look nice when attached to your hair.

The Tousled Pony has a large clip on the inside of it which is what you slide into your own hair for the hairpiece to grip onto it so that is stays on. The part behind the clip which I can never explain properly fits over your own hair which you put into a bun so that it is even more secure, you can tighten it with the drawstring so that it fits whatever size your own hair is when in a bun.

To attach the Pony to your own hair all you need to do is two simple things which are:
1. Tie your own hair into a bun.
2. Clip the hairpiece over your bun.
It's that simple!

The Tousled Pony literally takes less than 5 minutes to attach which is great for if you are in a rush or for those lazy days when you just want a quick hair style that won't take much time. The Pony doesn't look synthetic in day light but under some lighting it does catch the light and show up slightly shiny but that's nothing that a bit of dry shampoo can't sort out.

The Tousled Pony is available to buy from the Hot Hair website and is usually £32.00 to buy but is currently on sale for £25.50.

Check out my other posts on other great hair pieces which I have reviewed, here.  

* Pr sample

Friday, 27 September 2013

Beauty UK Baked Box Collection - No.1 Popsicle Pink

In my previous Beauty UK post I mentioned that I had purchased one of their Blushes before but never got round to using it, well that blush was one of the Baked Collection Blushes but now Beauty UK have brought out Baked Box Collection Blushes, these are basically Blushes but in boxes. 

Now I love a Pink Blush, especially a Pink Blush with a slight sheen/shimmer to it and that is exactly what this is. A lot of product does come off just from running your finger along the Blush but there isn't a great deal of colour so if you are wanting more colour then you will need to swirl your blush onto it a few times depending on how much colour you want. 

The Blush is a nice pink girlie colour that's light and looks really natural on the cheeks, it gives a nice glow too which is my favourite thing when it comes to Blushes. The powder is light and doesn't look cakey on the skin, also because of it being light in consistency and colour you can apply as much as you like and it won't look 'overdone' or 'too much'. As with all Blushes that I have, I needed to top up on this throughout the day as it did fade on my cheeks but I have to do that with every Blush I have so that's not a problem for me.

This Blush is gorgeous and such good quality for an even better price, I definitely would recommend them and I will be adding more of them to my collection for sure.

The Baked Box Collection Blushes are £3.99 and there are 4 shades available.

The Blushes are available in Superdrug in store and online and also from the Beauty Uk Cosmetics website - link

* I was kindly sent these products for review.

Beauty Uk Cosmetics Posh Palette No.2 - Masquerade

Beauty UK is a brand which I have never really swayed towards before, I did once pick up one of their blushers as it looked really pretty but I never got round to using it. I was in Superdrug recently and did notice that Beauty UK has more products in and had changed the packaging of some of the products too, although I didn't purchase anything from the range (silly me).  

Beauty UK have recently released a new palette range, these are called 'Posh Palette', altogether there are 3 different palette's in the collection, there is a palette suited for everyone and for whatever look you would like to create their is a palette for that. The palette that I have here is No.2 - Masquerade.

Masquerade is a very Autumnal coloured palette, the first row of shadows are quite light and sheer with flecks of glitter in them then the last row are much more pigmented and are a lot darker shades compared to the first row. These colours are perfect for Autumn/Winter and also for nights out or even just for everyday use as they aren't that highly pigmented that they look too much on the eyes, they are just right and look really natural and pretty. My favourite shade of them all is the second shade on the left of the bottom row, I love that kind of burgundy/dark pink colour for the colder months.

Here you can see the pigmentation of the eyeshadows. I think the first row of shadows are definitely more for highlighting or just to sweep over your lids if you are just aiming for a sheer but natural look on the eyes. As the swatches go down you can see the bottom row's pigmentation difference, they give a lot more colour but not anything overpowering, The black shadow is definitely the most pigmented of them all as you can see. Majority of the bottom row are also matte shadows apart from the second and fifth shade. 

If you have oily eyelids then I definitely recommend like when using any eye shadow that you use a primer as you will more than likely get creasing, with a primer the colours will also stand out more too. If you do not have oily lids then I don't think you will have any problem or have to prime your lids unless you wanted the colours to stand out more then a primer would be needed. 

The Posh Palette's are priced at £5.99 which is a total bargain for a palette as nice as this one. There are 3 Palette's available so you will definitely find one that suits the look that you go for/want to go for.

Beauty UK are available in Superdrug online and in store, the products are also available to buy from the Beauty Uk Cosmetics website - link

* I was kindly sent these products for review

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Eylure Ultra Naturals Fine

I am not really a fan of wearing fake lashes any more, I did go through a phase of wearing them everyday for a few months about a year/two years ago but since then I haven't really worn any I just don't feel the need to. Anyway so I won some Eylure lashes about a year ago I think it was and I had never tried them, then last week I decided to try them out.

The lashes I won where the Eylure Ultra Naturals, I won these through a Facebook competition on Eylure's Facebook  page along with another set of lashes. I was more drawn to these ones than the other's which I was sent as these are as stated 'natural' looking whereas the others where quite thick. 

The lashes are as natural as natural can get, each lash is made from a mixture of brown and black hair which is what also makes them very natural looking. They are very light and I think they would be easy for anyone to apply, I personally have never had a problem with applying lashes and have never found them fiddly or awkward to apply but for those who do these would be perfect for you. 

Here is how the lashes look, I have just applied a bit of mascara over them so that they blend in better with my own lashes and to add a bit more colour to them. They do look really natural and not like false lashes whatsoever, they are really light on the eyes, it doesn't feel like you have any lashes on. I do love the look that they give but I wouldn't wear them everyday, probably for a party or something but other than that no, I like my own lashes and don't feel like I need to wear these. 

I really would recommend them to anyone especially if it's maybe your first time using false lashes or even if you have used lashes before and just want some natural, pretty ones for during the day or for at work etc..

You can buy the Eylure Ultra Naturals from Boots and many other places online and also in store. In boots they retail for £5.54 and are around the same price everywhere else. 

Have you ever worn false lashes before? if you have I would love to know which ones are your favourites.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

I was in Boot's one day looking at the hair products and decided I wanted to try some sort of oil/serum for the ends of my hair as I noticed they where getting dry. I looked at the Organix range as I had heard so many good things and the first thing I noticed was the Organix Coconut Milk Serum, what was on the bottle sounded good and I checked out online reviews of it on my phone and they where all good reviews. First thing I did was smell the serum and it smelt gorgeous so obviously with good reviews and a lovely smell I went and purchased it straight away.

Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
'Indulge your senses with this exclusive blend of coconut milk to help nourish your hair, while ultra whipped egg white proteins help add strength and elasticity, along with weightless coconut oils for added hydration and balance'.

I have been using this serum for about 3 months now and the results have been amazing, I have just been applying it to the very ends of my hair (a little bit goes a long way) to make it stronger and after using it for just a few weeks my hair was a lot stronger and had grew. After a few months and still using it now it has made the ends of my hair where I apply it is so much stronger and has grew quite a lot. I can't imagine not using it now and will continue to use it. 

I would recommend this to anyone really whether you have thick or thin hair and whatever length as it does make your hair grow, I think this is due to the protein that is in it.

You can buy the Organix Serum from Boots and it is £5.99
You can also purchase it from Superdrug

If you have tried/do try this then do let me know, I'd love to know what you think and how it works for you :) 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Nivea Body Moisturiser Dry Skin

I was never one for moisturising my skin on a regular basis up until a few months ago. I noticed my skin getting dry when I started fake tanning constantly throughout the summer/good weather and thought to myself I really need to start moisturising as my skin was getting so irritated and my tan was starting to look horrible because of my dry skin. I was in Tesco one day and noticed that the Nivea products where on offer so I decided to try the Nivea Body Moisturiser for Dry Skin to see what it was like, In the past I have used Nivea moisturisers and found them to be quite good so I thought why not try one again.

I am now on my second bottle and decided to pick up the 400ml as it was on offer and there's more in it than the last one I purchased which I think was 250ml. This moisturiser does basically what it says on the tin (or in this case bottle), It has deep moisture and is very long lasting, it keeps my skin feeling soft all day if I apply of the morning and improves the way it looks and the almond oil in the moisturiser gives a nice sheen to the skin. The cream is very light and doesn't feel heavy on the skin like some moisturisers can, it also dry's really fast and leaves a nice shine to the skin. It also works really well over my fake tan, it doesn't strip the colour or ruin the look of the tan in fact it makes the tan look much better which is great and it saves me having to use a different moisturiser for over my tan.

I would highly recommend this moisturiser to anyone who has dry skin or who fake tan's on a regular basis. It's my favourite moisturiser at the moment and I will continue to use it for a long time.

The Nivea Moisturiser is available to buy from Boots and Superdrug
The prices vary depending on where you buy it from as there are always offers on and if you do have a Bodycare store near you I think they do it slightly cheaper.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Lush Hair Extensions Ultimate Full Head

Ok so I am very excited to tell you all about the extensions that I was recently sent from Lush Hair Extensions. I jumped at the chance of trying out some extensions from Lush as I had heard so many good things about the company. I had the opportunity to try out the Ultimate Full Head Set or the Deluxe Full Head Set, I had a little look on the website and decided to go for the Ultimate Full Head Set. 

The extensions arrived at my door a few weeks ago so I have had a few weeks to properly try them out and to tell you what I really think of them. They came packaged like this which is how all extensions that I have had are packaged, Oh and when they came through the post they where in a pink bag which was gorgeous. On the back of the card it tells you about the extensions, how to maintain them and how many pieces their are. 

I decided to go for the 20" hair extensions in the shade #4 which is what I always have when getting hair extensions. There are 10 weft pieces, 18 clips per set and the clips are already attached. The first thing that I noticed with these extensions was that the clips are larger than the Clip Hair Extensions which I was sent but they are just as good and grip onto the hair really well, I also noticed that the ends of these extensions look a lot different to any other extensions that I have had before, they are cut into a blunt shape which I actually do like, they look much neater this way. 

Here is a before and after picture, of my hair naturally then of my hair with the Lush Hair Extensions in. I put in the full head set and the first thing I noticed was that they didn't feel heavy which is a good start, they also looked really natural and glossy but not overly glossy which I find some hair extensions do look too glossy so they can tend to look fake. With the ends being cut differently to other extensions that I have had I found that this made the overall look a lot neater and tidier. I did notice that these extensions didn't seem as long as my usual 20" ones that I have but I think this may be because of the way they are cut at the ends which I don't mind at all. Another thing I noticed was that the extensions are thick from top to bottom, whereas my Clip Hair Extensions tend to go thinner at the ends which is ok but I prefer thickness from top to bottom which is what the Lush Extensions give. 

Not a very good photo but as you can see from the extensions from the back they aren't thin at the ends and they give a lot of thickness. I love the way they look and will definitely repurchase in the future if they wash well, I have yet to wash them yet and that's usually when I become disappointed with extensions but I have a feeling I won't be disappointed with these ones. 

The Ultimate Full Head Hair Extensions can be brought from the Lush Hair Extensions website and they are £94.99

If you have tried any of the Hair Extensions from Lush then do let me know how you have got on with them and what your thoughts are :)

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Clip Hair Double Wefted Clip In Hair Extensions

When these extensions arrived last week I could not wait to put them in, I put them in literally five minutes after they arrived and loved them instantly. 

The extensions are the Deluxe set shade (4) which contains 170g of hair. I chose the 20" because my hair naturally is around 18" and these are the length I usually get when I buy extensions anyway. They come in this clear packaging which most extensions do and the piece of card which has on the company's name, about the extensions and that they are 100% remy human hair which is the best kind of hair for extensions.

On the back of the piece of card it gives you a step by step guide on how to attach the clip in extensions which I think is great for those people who don't know how, and it also tells you how to remove the hair extensions too which again I think is good for those people who don't know how, I haven't ever had any of this information on hair extensions that I have brought in the past so the fact that these extensions do have this is a bonus, even though I already know how to use them etc.. I still think it's a good thing to do. 

The first thing I noticed once I took the extensions out of the packet was that they where tied together like this, now these already have clips on which intrigued me, my usual extensions are just one big weft which I have to cut down and then sew the clips on myself which can sometimes be a pain and these ones already have the clips on which I like and with the weft I usually buy it is wrapped around a small piece of cardboard which is ok but I do prefer how these where tied like this.

Once I had untied the gold ribbon (sorry I'm not sure what it's called) I could not believe how much hair there was and it was so thick, All together the set contains -
Two 8 inch (20cm) wide wefts - 3 clips per weft
Two 6 inch (15cm) wide wefts - 3 clips per weft
Two 4 inch (10cm) wide wefts - 2 clips per weft
Two 2 inch (5cm) wide wefts - 1 clip per weft

Now here is my hair without any extensions or any styling done to it, as you can see it's long but quite fine. My hair is my natural colour but does tend to look different under certain lighting/on camera. The very ends of my hair are lighter than the top, they always have been I'm not sure why so I tend to match my extensions to the top of my hair. 

Here is my hair styled and with the extensions in, as you can see they make a lot of difference to my hair. Because of there being a lot of hair I thought it would be heavy on my head if I wore all the wefts as usually I just wear two or three wefts, any more than that hurts my head. I put them all in and they did not hurt my head at all and they also didn't feel heavy. I have had these for a week now and have wore them everyday, I can honestly say they have felt fine. I love the clips on them as they are a bit smaller to the ones I am use to and they are really secure and sturdy. These do match my hair well, in the pictures for some reason the ends of my hair look black but they aren't. Because they extensions are 100% remy human hair you can use heat on them and style them however you like, I just tend to keep mine straight I don't like to use heat on my extensions but occasionally I will curl them.

Overall I really would recommend these extensions for people with fine hair or even thick hair as normal extensions don't tend to have enough hair in them for thicker hair but these will be perfect for you. Obviously I can't say how they last etc.. because I've only had them a week so I will be doing another post in a couple of months to show you how they look and what I think of them then. 

The extension's are £69.99 and are available to buy from clip hair - link
They have lots of other different shades and also sell hair wefts/weaves, micro rings, pre - bonded, clip in pony tails and also clip in fringes. They do lots of lengths in the extensions, from 10 inch up to 26 inch. 

You can follow clip hair on twitter - link
They are very friendly and are always happy to help you with any questions you may need to ask. They also have a facebook page - link
Which they hold competitions on all the time, so don't forget to head over to there pages and give them a little like/follow, they are a great company. 

If you do decide to try out these extensions or have any questions then do leave a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you :)


* I was sent these extensions for review. 

Monday, 24 June 2013

Beauty Works Messy Beehive Bun: Summer Essential

If you want the perfect messy bun within minutes then you will love this. 

The Beauty Works Messy Beehive Bun came in the post last week along with the Flower Braid Head Band  and I knew straight away when I saw it that it would be the perfect messy bun. 
I was just as excited receiving this as I was the braid, probably more excited in fact. 
I don't have thick hair so I find it hard to create the perfect messy bun, even with using extensions. 

The bun is 100% synthetic fibre hair but doesn't look like the usual tacky shiny synthetic at all, it looks just like real hair. It is the perfect size, not too big and not too small. I have the shade Hot Toffee (4) which blends in perfectly with my hair colour.

The bun has two combs inside it which slide into your own hair to keep it in place and it also has a drawstring on too which is to tighten over your own bun that you make with your own hair so that it stays on securely. I first made a low side bun with my own hair then popped the messy bun over it and secured it more with hair grips. When I done the high bun on top of my head I just done the same thing I did with the low side bun. This is perfect for the summer and festivals as it is easy to use,doesn't take long to attach and looks really nice and natural. 

  Here I have done two styles of how the bun can be used. I personally prefer the low bun but it can be used for a high bun too, it depends on whichever you prefer. The bun could also be used for a low bun at the back of the head or even mid way up towards the top of the head. You could also use it with the flower braid which I think would look nice when put around a low bun for the summer time. 

The Messy Beehive Bun is £29.99 on the Beauty Works website - link
It is available in 16 shades so you are sure to find one that matches your hair colour. 
I highly recommend this bun, I love it and I think that you will too.

If you do purchase one or have one already let me know in a comment below, I'd love to know your thoughts :)


* I was sent this product for review

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Beauty Works Flower Braid Head Band: Festival Essential

I was so excited when this lovely item came through the post this week (along with another lovely hair accessory which will be in my next post) and I literally tried it out as soon as it arrived, I couldn't wait!

There are so many festivals this year and if you are a festival chick you will definitely need to buy this to take with you. When I opened the box that this was in I instantly fell in love with it because of how pretty it looks, the flowers are so cute and this picture doesn't really do them any justice as they look even better in real life. The hair of the plait is synthetic hair I believe but it doesn't look like synthetic hair at all, we all know synthetic as being that cheap, shiny, tacky looking hair that doesn't look real whatsoever and I think this is what scares a lot of us when it comes to buying synthetic hair but honestly this looks so real and when on my hair blends in really well. 

The braid has an elastic part at the back which makes it able to fit any size head whether you have a pea head like me (it seems so small) or a bigger head, this will fit you and the elastic isn't uncomfortable neither is the braid itself, it feels really comfortable and you can't even tell it's there until you look in the mirror, it is so lightweight.

There are so many ways that you can style your hair with the braid. I decided to do mine big and straight but slightly messy. On the first photo I have put the braid over my hair so that it pushes into my hair and gives some messy volume at the top, with doing this style you will see the elastic at the back of my head because it is placed over my hair rather than under whereas the second photo I have placed the braid under my hair at the back and sides and added more volume into it, by doing this it hides the elastic. 

There are so many styles that you can do such as a fishtail plait/braid (which I haven't got the hang of doing yet), you could do a high big bun and wrap the braid around it or maybe even do beach waves or big curls then just add the braid into your style like I have on the photo's. There are so many ways to style it, I'm sure you will find one that suits you. 

I have the shade Hot Toffee (4), there are 10 shades available, you will be sure to find one that will match your hair colour. 

At the moment the Flower Braid is on offer for £7.99 on the Beauty Works website - link
Purchase one, I promise you won't regret it, it's perfect for summer, the price is great, and Pixie Lott has one which is very similar, so what you waiting for?

If you do buy one I'd love to know your thoughts, just leave a little comment below :)


* I was sent this product to review.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

HD Brows Kit Review, Another blog that I am involved in and Bloglovin

Hey everyone :)

I am part of another blog which is called The Beauty Hot Squad along with some other lovely girls and I'd love it if you would check it out and let me know what you think - link
I recently wrote a post of my thoughts on the HD Brows Kit in Vamp - link    and also a post on a brand which I had never heard of before till now which has a great cleanser for oily skin - link
There are also lots of other posts which the other girls have wrote which are amazing and if you are a beauty lover you will definitely enjoy them and hopefully our blog too :)

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I hope you are all well and some exciting posts will be up very soon.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer

I am a bit late writing this as I did get this product in January and took the photo's in January (as you can tell by the snow) but here goes..

This here is the best highlight ever, I'm saying this even though it's the only highlight that I have used but it really is amazing and I know that a lot of people agree on the fact that it is one of the best. I heard about the Mary Lou Manizer through watching Shaaanxo's youtube videos (she's my favourite) and I knew I needed to get it straight away. I purchased it not long after Christmas from and it arrived a few days after. I instantly loved it like I knew I would and started using it straight away and have used it everyday since. I had never used a highlight until this one and I can't believe the difference it makes to my face, I look more fresh, awake and glowing.

The Mary Lou is very highly pigmented and you only need to use the smallest amount. The colour is hard to explain, it has flecks of gold and silver in it and is very pretty. There is a lot of product (8.5g) which will last a very long time especially when not a lot of product needs to be used. I have used it everyday since I've had it and hardly any has been used. 

I couldn't imagine not using this now, my make up looks so plain without it. I don't think I'd try any other highlight because this really is everything you'd want in a highlight, The only problem I've had is that the pan the highlight is in detached from the case and I never glued it back to the case and now it has smashed so it doesn't look like it does in the photo's now but it is still usable. If this happens to you I'd recommend that you glue it back into the case which I should of done. 

You can get the Mary Lou Manizer from feel unique and it retails at £15 with free delivery. 

Friday, 5 April 2013

Wow Pamper Lounge Professional Eyebrow Stencil Kit

One of the lovely ladies at Wow Pamper Lounge gave me the opportunity to pick some products off of there website that I liked the look of and would like to try out so I decided to choose the Professional Eyebrow Stencil Kit as I have never used a powder for my brows before, I have always used a brow pencil. 
The packaging that the item came in was a pink wrapping paper which was lovely and I was so excited to open them, When I did I was instantly impressed when I saw this lovely little pink bag. 

In the bag was the brow kit in the shade 'Dark Brown', A small applicator and the stencils (I didn't take a photo of those, I had tried them out and I couldn't get the brow powder off them, they looked too unclean to photograph lol).

I chose the dark brown as my eyebrows are virtually black and the powder on the right was a perfect match for me. I found the applicator to work quite well although I think if the brush had been a bit smaller it would of worked better, for me anyway. The powder is very highly pigmented and I didn't need to use a lot which is great, I hate powders that have no pigmentation, what is the point of those.

I did try the stencils out but because my eyebrows are thicker than them they didn't work for me, I think that they would be perfect for someone with thinner brows who need more shape to them.  I can't really say how the lasting power is as I didn't wear this for a full day but I imagine that it would stay quite well.

You can see the difference that the powder makes to my brows and how much fuller they look when filled it. 
Overall I do like it but I have been so use to using a pencil and I know that it wont budge at all, all day and I can create the shape I want to my brow whereas with the powder I can't seem to do that so personally I don't think I'll be converted to using brow powders just yet but maybe in the future who knows!

The brow kit costs £15 there are 3 shades available and they can be purchased from the wow pamper lounge website

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Nivea Lip Butter

I first heard about the new Nivea Lip Butter's from seeing a few blog posts about them then I saw them in boots not long after. I wasn't really interested in buying them as I usually just buy any lip balms, mainly the vaseline ones which I find don't work very well anyway but I still buy them, pointless really. Anyway I saw these in Sainsbury's last week and knew I was in need of a new lip balm. This one attracted me because I love the smell of raspberry's, as soon as I smelt it I fell in love so purchased it straight away. 

I have to say it does smell lovely and is very addictive. I am one of these people who is constantly putting on lip balm when I'm at home, I'll put it on repeatedly for about an hour which really is probably not the best thing to do. It is moisturising but I don't find it any different to the vaseline ones apart from it smells and looks much better and is obviously a butter and not vaseline but I know I will continue to buy it because of the scent.

These are £1.99 and be found it literally most stores such as Boots, Superdrug and Supermarkets. 

Monday, 1 April 2013

A catch up...

Last week I really wanted to go to Sutton as I hadn't been since last year, it looked so nice all covered in snow, yes we had more snow. I love the snow but we had quite a lot January/Feb time and to have it again and lots of it in what's meant to be spring is annoying and it just becomes a pain. 

I use lip balms constantly and when I mean constantly I can sit there for hours keep applying it until I get a horrible taste in my mouth from using too much, it doesn't help when it smells nice too like this one does that I purchased the other day from Sainsbury's. I had heard about the new nivea lip butters when they first came out but didn't really smell them until the other day and I fell in love with this one and had to get it. 

I am in love and have been since January with my highlighter, I had never used one before as I always steered towards a very matte looking face but I hate that now and I watched a you-tuber use this one, I ordered it straight away and haven't stopped using it ever since, I feel weird when I am not wearing it, like there's something missing on my face.

I love love love and am probably in love with Costa! 
I go there at least once a week and love it. I didn't like these bourbons when I first tried one but then I tried one again and thought it was ok, I think it depends on my mood whether I like it or not. They are so huge and can be quite sickly but I love taking photo's of them. I wouldn't have them on a regular basis, I much prefer the hot chocolate.  

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer

I first heard about the Lip Laquer's I think just before Christmas or maybe a bit before that, I came across a few blog posts on them and couldn't wait for them to be available in store to buy so I could try them out. The reviews I saw where pretty good and one thing I noticed was that the lacquer's where super pigmented which I love, I hate lip products that are sheer and have no pigmentation. 

All together there are eight different colour lacquer's. The shade range isn't too bad but I think maybe it could be a little better. The darker shades do look really nice but I don't tend to wear reds or bright shades, I always stick to light pink lipstick and sometimes light coral so I didn't purchase any of those and decided to pick up two of the more neutral shades instead because I knew I'd be more likely to wear those. I picked up 'Luna' and 'Nude Eclipse'

I didn't actually purchase these both at the same time. I decided to first get Luna because it looked like it came across as a coral colour which I love, I tried it on and it doesn't come off as coral at all but I think that's because my lips are naturally really red so I have to use a base to get colours to show up lighter on them. On me it comes off as a very deep orange that stands out, I do like it but it's more of a summer shade so that's when I'll probably wear it.

I then read some more reviews of the Lacquers to see some pictures of what the nude shade looked like as I had thought of getting that one next, I liked the look of it so purchased that the next time I went into boots. My idea was that hopefully if this nude suited me that I could wear this a few times now and Luna in the summer but I'm not keen on it at all, there's just something about the colour of it when on that I don't like and it's a funny kind of nude, I may try it out again when I have different make-up on but I can't see myself becoming a fan of it if I'm honest although on some people it does look gorgeous so it is worth trying out. 

Overall I think that they are worth trying out, They are very highly pigmented which is great, they don't smell bad and they have a nice glossy finish which can brighten up your face instantly. I haven't tried these out enough to know how long they last on the lips but I'm guessing the darker/brighter colours will probably last longer and may even leave a slight lip stain effect.

When I purchased these they where on offer, I think I got them on an offer of so much off but I'm not 100% sure. They are originally £5.99 and you can buy them from Boots and Super drug, They are currently 3 for 2 on the boots website.