Friday, June 18
Pink PetalFlirty Fuschia - slightly washed out by the camera. Typical.
I have realised I have included no prices during the Pop posts so here's a quick run down if you're interested.
Deluxe Dusts - £1.99
Lip Lusts - £1.99
Belle Palettes - £5.99
Pop Up - £3.99
Eye Pen - £1.99
You may have noticed the Bee Stung lip gloss in the original photo and the fact I haven't reviewed it. I honestly can't be bothered. It's just blah. Cute to look at but gritty texture and garish naff colours. If you really must try it however they're also £1.99.
Wednesday, June 16
So this time round I'd only ordered the bottom two, but that's all down to previously ordering the top one. They're basically palettes of 8 shades of highlighter, blush and bronzer in a variety of opacity, shade and finish. Yum. Let's look inside.
Bottom L-R Cream glimmer highlighter, Peach lustre, Lavender brightener, Warm nudy-pink illuminator.
As the names suggest, they have a variety of finishes, however most have more of a glowy sheen then actual shimmer in them which I find much more wearable and flattering.
This palette is probably one of my favourite products at the moment. The range of cool and warm tones gives me a lot of room to play and adapt to the makeup I've chosen (and whether or not I'm having a pasty faced day) The powders in all three are very soft and blendable.
So let's look at the rest!
Bottom L-R Fresh rose, Hot pink, Nude-rose glow, Bronze-rose
Sorry my photos are so awful. I was in a rush and well I'm not much good with a camera at the best of times. Anyway you can see how some colours are sheerer (real word?) then others. These sheer ones create a more of a wash of blush/highlighter. which mixes nicely with the more intense colours. Ok the bronze pallette doesn't have names for the colours, but you get a range of matt browns, shimmery olds and peaches, and a variety of gleamy looking bronzes, some with a dash of shimmer. Something for everyone really.
I'll be honest I'm not sure I get the Pop Up Glow stick in 'Sunny'. For one thing it's frikkin' big. No chance of a quick slick straight from the stick. (Did you like that?) Then when I did apply it I got all confused with the texture. Greasy? A little. Powdery? Well yes actually. Nice? Kind of but I'm yet to test out how well it wears on an average day so we shall see if it can sneak into my drawer of fave highlighters. So I also bought eye-pen (which is actually a pencil) in ocean. It's blue. See? Tolds ya. Blue. Ocean blue. Anything else? I quite like it. Yes I do. I'm running out of (typing) breath now so I'll finish on these for the moment. Deluxe Dusts. Pretty nice. Pigmented, smooth, blendable. However the packaging is as annoying as the NYX tiny bottles of pigment.
What the hell am I supposed to do with them stupid little holes? Pain in the arse and a half. Luckily a little colour goes far so I can just about outweigh the stupid holes, with the prettiness and quality of the eye shadows.
Oh one point, see that lovely golden toned white third from the left? It's really very pretty. That's Antique Gold. And see that super frosty almost silver toned white at the end? Yeh that's White Gold...apparently. Tsh. Anyway last swatch before bed.
Wednesday, June 9
Sunday, June 6
So the first product is a repeat buy, I love this stuff, it's a conditioning treatment to use between your shampoo and conditioner. It really soothes my scalp, helps minimise breakage from my hair dryer etc, and I'm pretty sure its accelerated the growth of my annoying baby hairs around my hairline make them a lot more...hairy (in a good way!)Lee Stafford Double Blow Volumizing Mousse & Bling Hair Rehab Detox Shampoo
As part of the 3 for 2 hair offer, I decided to stick with Lee Stafford as I totally trust the brand after using many of the products with happy results. I've been using these for a week or two now and am not really sure what I think of them. Nothing bad just nothing great. The jury's still out at the moment so I'll review these when I have formed a more interesting and helpful opinion.
Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Intensive Action Pore Refining Facial Peel
Ok this wasn't part of the 3 for 2 deal, but after the nightmare Loreal Secrets Resurfacing Primer did to my skin (dry flakes and blocked pores galore...ew) I remembered using this last year and being pleased with the results, they seemed to have changed the product slightly - In a good way. Previously after rinsing of this exfoliating mask my skin felt like it still had product and would have to be followed by a face wash. It now washes away cleanly and is able to be followed by moisturiser straight after. My skin is definitely looking better and I've only used it 3 times so far. The blue beads kind of shmush up (I know beads usually pop but these kind of melt instead) as you massage it into your skin. Left on my T-Zone for 10 minutes my skins look cleaner and smoother straight away. Happy days.Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Therapeutic Herbal Eye Base And Concealer
I can't resist trying new concealers, I'm not really prone to spots however the purple circles under my eyes are nothing short of horrendous, I've tried every eye cream of every price range under the sun and nothing has made enough of a difference to allow me to skip concealer (I dream of those days) Absolutely Flawless (I think the shade I bought is called london lights) is a peachy toned concealer, very creamy and blendable, which I love as I have a tendency to shove it under my eyes and not blend it till I've done all my eye makeup (in my head it'll allow my skin to absorb the colour....weird and pointless I know but it's become a habit) even after sitting in a blob on my skin for 10 minutes it can still be smoothed out and blended. Not a holy grail concealer (if not set properly it can crease, and sometimes highlights them little dots that create the texture of your under eye skin - do you have these?) But for now I'm happy using it over any of my others.
Ok ok I know we all love a bit of UDPP, I'm right there with you, when it comes down to performance I think Urban Decay and Too Faced both square up to each other pretty damn well, I just find the tube of the Shadow Insurance so much more practical, I don't want to have to slice open and pot to get out half the primer a wand won't reach to double its usage. I like to squeeeeze it all out and snip off the end of a tube before the last go. Any way I love this product, and I will re-buy it (occasionally switching to UDPP as always when i grow tired of turquoise) for as long as I wear eye makeup.
The last product I bought was Cargo's Lash Activator Extreme, However I'm gunna do a whole review and I'm pretty tired so that ones for next time folks.