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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Cream eyeshadows - Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadow

I had been intrigued about these since hearing about them on YouTube and i hoped they would come to the UK. Luckily they did, although the names and packaging are different.

I wasn't too thrilled about Permanent Taupe as it was is a matte and didn't look very interesting, but i knew it would be useful. It seems to have purple tones and is a cool toned brown.

I also picked up Endless Gold which is a true shimmery gold.

 Lastly is Endless Purple which is alot more sheer than the other two but is a bluey purple with subtle pink and purple shimmers, it is more metallic than sparkly.

They can all be built up for intensity like the Bobbi brown cream eyeshadow 
but there are less colours. I feel they are long lasting but i am not sure in the point of them being able to last for 24 hours.

I also managed to get the On and On Bronze as it wasn't there when i picked up the other three.

This is my favourite of the four and it is nice blended in or layered. It is a metallic and has fine shimmery particles.

I am still playing around with these to see how i like to use them but i quite like layering the gold and bronze over the taupe.

Although i'm not impressed with the amount of colours offered, they are actually long lasting with good colour pay off and will normally only work out £10 at Boots when a 3 for 2 offer is on. I would like to try the blue, grey and silver and hope Maybelline bring out more colours.

Endless Gold is a good highlight colour to brighten the corners of the eyes and Permanent Taupe is said to have been used as a brow gel, but i find it too grey and prefer it used in the crease to enhance the lid colour.

Anisha xoxo

Cream eyeshadows - Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow

I first started using Bobbi Brown make up when i decided to do my own make up for my wedding as i wasn't happy with the outcome of my make up during trials.
I went with Bobbi Brown as it is a well known brand, the products are good quality and they are not tested on animals which i know is very important to many people including myself.

However my first experience with a cream eyeshadow was one of my mum's, i remember it having a silver lid although i am unsure of the brand. It was a shimmery bronze colour and i really liked the idea of it until it dried up and became impossible to use.
This was back when i was 16 so make up has improved since then to be more long lasting.

They come in regular and metallic formulations but the three i have are metallic.
It is recommended that they are applied with a finger for a sheer effect, and even layered onto a matte cream shadow. I have also used these as a base and they can be built up very easily for a more intensity.
I do not use a primer when i use these and they last all day until i take them off.

The first one i had was Chrome Patina, it is described as a golden pewter. The base is a pewter colour with gold and silver shimmers with a slight tinge of green. The green is shown more if the colour is built up. I have had this one for a few months and it is still as smooth and as easy to apply as the newer two.

I loved this shadow so much that i decided to buy two more. I picked up Goldstone, which is a described as a gold sparkle.

I felt it was one of the shades that could be worn lightly for daytime or built up for a night out.
It looks really pretty with black liquid liner and mascara.


The last one is one that i was really excited about. Starry night is a navy blue with iridescent glitters. 

It is a bit sheer so i recommend layering to really get a good colour payoff.

If you wish to wear it sheer you can really see the purple tones of the glitters.

I really enjoy using all of these and would really like to get more and i think they
are perfect all year long but especially summer when you want your make up to stay put.

Anisha xoxo

Monday, 2 April 2012

The Scrub of your Life

Soap & Glory
RRP £7 - 200ml

I was on the hunt for a non oily body scrub that didn't leave a film after washing as i had started to notice small bumps despite using a loofah every day.

I popped into Boots and came across Soap & Glory. I've seen it before but not paid much attention for some silly reason but this time i remembered seeing the brand raved at by several Youtube beauty gurus. 
I've always loved the retro, pink and girly packaging but as i have a nut allergy i had it in my head that all their products had nuts in.
I decided to go ahead and actually check if i could use their products and maybe the 3 for 2 offer made it a bit more tempting.

One thing i picked up was The Fab Pore Facial Peel which i have reviewed here -

It is a thick, foamy and fresh smelling scrub which is described to be scented with their original pink fragrance which is absolutely gorgeous smelling. A scent that combines fresh bergamot and mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, oakmoss, amber, woody notes and warm vanilla.

It does actually lather unlike most scrubs, which is a nice change and means that not much is needed.  The small pink beads are held in a thick, clear gel and are effective without being abrasive.

 i can honestly say that it was just what i was looking for and i am already on my second tube. 
I have a bit of eczema on my arms and was worried that it might dry out my skin but i found that it actually did the opposite and makes my skin feel soft and smooth. 
I noticed results as soon as i rinsed the scrub off which i honestly did not expect. I use it every other day and love the smell and how my skin has vastly improved.
The packaging recommends using their body butter but i have yet to try it. 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Fab Pore Facial Peel

Soap and Glory 
RRP £8


The soap and glory website state that it is an intensive-action pore refining facial peel which is ideal for greasy, spot prone or problem skin, or for a strategic attack on a misbehaving T-zone.

The instructions say to rub a grape- sized amount into the face and massage until the green beads disappear, and to use it on problem areas or as a face mask on the whole face.


I have a sensitive combination skin type which tends to get slightly oily on my chin and nose, which is where i have larger pores.

I noticed this product in boots and was originally looking at the benefit primer, the porefessional, as i wanted to reduce my pore size. I came across Soap and Glory and was drawn in by the fun packaging and thought it would be better to correct the problem rather than just cover it.

The packaging describes it as a facial peel but i found it best to apply before stepping into the shower and washing off. It does not feel like a typical face mask as it does not have a tightening or drying effect on the skin. My skin felt quite strange as i washed it off but the results were obvious even after rubbing a small amount on my nose, chin and sides of my nose. 

The mask smells very fresh and clean which is how my face felt after using it. 

I use it two times a week which i feel is enough. I was lucky enough to get this in a 3 for 2 offer at boots but i would definitely pay full price as i will repurchase once this tub has finished.