Thursday, 17 April 2014

Boots No7 High Shine Intense Lip Crayon in Sultry: Tried and Tested Review


I do love experimenting with new lip colours and products and when I saw No7 High Shine Intense lip crayon advertised on Boots hot new beauty products I wanted to give it a try.

Sultry Kiss is a deep plum shade with a rich glossy shine. The crayon is easy to apply and glides easily onto my lips giving a moisturised but not sticky feel.

Typically I go for deep red or pink shades so this plum shade was a bit of a lucky dip. It does give me quite a serious look but could be lightened up with lighter makeup like gold or pink eyeshadows.

The No7 High Shine lip colour isn't the most long lasting and had pretty much disappeared after a couple of hours.

With a nice moisturising effect and visible shine the No7 lip crayon is perfect for casual wear. The colour isn't one of my favourites but would definitely give makeup a more professional feel.

I give it 3/5

Advantages
  • Moisturising on the lips
  • High shine colour
  • Not sticky
Disadvantages
  • Quite a serious colour
  • Only lasts a few hours 
Get yours for £9.00 at Boots
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Are expensive mascaras worth the price? Lancome Hypnose mascara review


The original Lancome Hypnose Mascara aims to add up to 6 times more volume without clumping. The Powerfull (TM) brush gives volume that you can control.

The large plastic brush glides onto my lashes and adds instant length and curl with no clumping. The lengthening results are really impressive but I can't say my lashes seemed any thicker and it didn't have the volumising effect that it promised.

The mascara is long lasting and stays put all day with no black smudge marks and it's easy to remove at the end of the night.

I'm not normally a fan of the pricier mascaras as I think the High street perform just as well however I have to say I was very impressed with this one. The mascara adds instant length with just one coat, has a long lasting formula that doesn't give you Panda eyes and clearly defines your lashes. Whilst its only downside is that it doesn't deliver much volume I can't say that really lets the product down much.

I give it 4/5

Advantages
  • Instant lengthening effect with just one coat
  • Defines lashes
  • Easy to remove at the end of the night
  • Long lasting
  • Doesn't clump
Disadvantages
  • I wouldn't say it adds much in the way of volume to your lashes  
Get yours for £22.50 at Boots
Monday, 14 April 2014

Maybelline Diamond Glow Blue Drama Tried and Tested Review


If you want your eyes to sparkle Maybelline's Diamond Glow by Eyestudio gives eyes that irresistible twinkle.

Blue Drama has a range of light blue, dark blue, charcoal and shimmery white shades. Each shade is really pigmented and you can really see the sparkle when swatched.

The light blue shade was easy to apply although the colour didn't seem as sharp when applied to my right eye as opposed to the left. The darker blue shade didn't blend very well but all in all the colours worked well together.

With four colours to mix and match, and a strong pigmentation in each shade Diamond Glow Blue Drama highlights the eyes and adds a certain amount of glam.

I give it 3/5

Advantages
  • Each shade is highly pigmented
  • Has a range of colours that can be worn together or alone
  • Comes with a eyeshadow brush
Disadvantages
  • Some of the shades don't blend very well
Get yours for £6.99 at Superdrug
Thursday, 10 April 2014

Turn back time with MitoQ beauty supplements that help to reduce ageing


If you could take a dietary supplement that helped to slow down ageing would you try it?

Well with MitoQ Anti ageing supplements you could do just that.

After a decade of research these revolutionary capsules have been released int he UK. MitoQ is a powerful antioxidant that selectively targets the Mitochondria in your skin (essentially the batteries in the cells) quenching the free radicals that accumulate there. Its these free radicals that target the skins mitochondria and makes us age, and even causes diseases.

MitoQ was discovered accidentally by two scientists at Otago University in New Zealand. MitoQ's active ingredient is Q a powerful form of antioxidant that imitates the body's own organic system CoQ.

Skin starts to age when a person reaches 20 as the body's cellular defenses deteriorate over time and that's when the harmful free radicals overwhelm the skins defenses. MitoQ works against this process by replenishing and supporting the body's antioxidants helping to stop the signs of ageing.

MitoQ uses next generation technology that is scientifically proven to deliver Q to cellular mitochondria at levels that are 847 times greater then existing CO2Q formulations.

As well as helping to slow down the ageing process, MitoQ increases energy levels and even helps with symptoms of ME or (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) CFS . To get the most out of the product you should take two supplements a day.

You can buy these supplements exclusively at MitoQ and you can get 60 capsules for £37.50 or triple packs at £105.20. 

I have been lucky enough to be sent a sample of MitoQ and will keep you updated with my progress.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Rimmel London Smokey Blue Quad Eyeshadow palette review


Rimmel London Glam Eyes Quad eyeshadow in Smokey Blue is a combination of light and dark blue hues and a shimmery white highlight.

Designed to complement brown eyes the quad comes with suggestions on how to wear the eyeshadows, depending on whether you want a subtle or London look.

I don't have brown eyes but I don't think anything should hold you back when it comes to trying new makeup. I found the shadow was easy to apply and glided onto the eyelid with ease. The colour was quite strong especially the dark blue and I love how the light blue shade added a real contrast between light and dark.

Despite being a Smokey Blue palette I wouldn't say the colours were too over the top and you could probably wear this to work or for a quick shopping trip. With a primer encased in the formula the eyeshadow lasts hours with no creasing.

This eyeshadow has a lot to offer with look inspiration, shimmery pigmented shades and long lasting wear.

I give it 3/5

Advantages
  • The shades are smooth and easy to apply
  • I found the colours were quite pigmented
  • Long lasting
Disadvantages
  • The colours may wash out some lighter skin tones 
Get yours for £6.99 at Boots
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