Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Fantastic beauty buy!

If you're looking for great deals on makeup Half Price Perfumes is the place to go.

With regular postage only deals you can only get mascaras, eyeshadows, and so much more for little more then it costs to send the product.

The latest fantastic deal is a Bourjois Effect liner mascara worth £7.99 for only £1 or Bourjois 1001 CILS Lashes  for £1.99.

To make this offer even more amazing is you get a free Ombre eyeshadow with it - nothing like getting two things for the price of one!

To take part in this fantastic offer all you need do is click here for Bourjois Effect :Liner Mascara, here for Bourjois 1001 CILS lashes mascara. Then add the eyeshadow into your cart and don't forget to put 'freeombre' in the code box at check out!

Look out for more great deals at HalfPriceperfumes

Friday, 6 May 2011


Sally Hansen is well known for producing top quality nail products, but when it comes to self tanning does she reach the same standard?

On first impressions the product did seem to have a rather odourous smell that made me not so keen on using it. However when I inspected a little closer it seemed just to be the after smell rather then the smell of the product. The tanner comes in a small aerosol can with its use specifically intended for the face.

I was directed to spray all around my face whilst closing my eyes and mouth for a certain amount of time and then quickly rub the product in for the full effect. I did as I was instructed however I did feel the final effect was lacking something. In all honesty I didn't think I looked any different to how I did before, however it may be because I perhaps did not spray enough product on.

There doesn't appear to be any after smell which I found quite surprising and at only £1.99 on Direct Cosmetics it's worth a try. There were no streaks, but there wasn't much of a tan either.

I'd give it 1/5.

  • Small, so easy to carry around with you
  • Cheap to buy online
  • Doesn't appear to be any actual result?
  • Strange smell comes from the can
Sally Hansen Air Brush sun is available for £1.99 and other products from the range are available at Direct Cosmetics.


If you want a less hazardous route to bronzed skin forget the sunbeds or sizzling in the sun, self tanning products can give you the same effect in half the time!

Today I am reviewing St Moriz self tanning mousse which I got sent from Direct Cosmetics. The product is quite cheap in most places so definitely starts off on the right foot and has very similar features to the more expensive St Tropez. When you press the nozzle the liquid that comes out is pretty foamy and brown in colour and all you do is rub that into your skin. It's suitable for all over the body but I tend to not use it on my face just in case...

Now its best to exfoliate first to get rid of dry skin as self tan can get caught on this and create a very attractive streaky look. I have used spray tanners before and found I instantly got these horrible streak marks but with St Moriz mousse if you rub it in well enough you can hopefully avoid those.

The product is light but straight after use it does leave you with a slight stickiness that isn't too comfortable. Unlike most tanners though it doesn't have that horrible biscuity smell and you can go about your daily basis comfortable that you won't be attracting a flock of piegeons.

However, even with the best of intentions you do still get streak marks with St Moriz mousse, especially in areas such as back of legs, inbetween fingers etc which you don't notice till you get into a well lit area. My advice - wait till you get into natural light before applying, you'll get far better results that way!

 Before                              After

I'd give it a 4/5.

  • Lightweight
  • Simple to use
  • Cheap and available from a lot of specialised beauty shops/online shops
  • Good contester to St Tropez without the price tag
  • Gives off a deep bronzed glow
  • Slightly sticky after use
  • Streaks do occur!
St Moriz self tanning mousse is available for £2.99 at Direct Cosmetics 
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