Ok I have a new love in my life, Andrew Barton The Straight Answer Hot Iron Protection Spray! It smells AMAZING, totally like pina colada! I bought mine for £4 for 250ml in Asda, I use it every other day and I expect it to last me 3 and a half to 4 months. There are cheaper brands out there but I was willing to pay the extra money just for the smell, I am hooked!
I had just run out of mascara and was going to buy one that I knew I liked but I saw the Maybelline falsies mascara on offer (£6.99 instead on the usual £8.20 in Superdrug) so decided to go for it. Well I wish I hadn’t bothered! The wand is very flimsy and I noticed a crack in mine (im not sure whether all are like this) but it means that if I were to apply moderate pressure the whole thing would have snapped in half! The applicator brush is thick and curved, the masacra goes on VERY clumpy and wet. To be honest the first few times I used this it clumped my lashes to the extent that on one eye I had 2 big lash clumps instead of a nice fan of lashes, I had to use an old wand from a now dried up mascara to separate them. I suppose in a way they do look false because there is no way that any natural lashes grow in 2 big clumps! Due to not being able to get to the shops I had to carry on using this mascara for a while and found that the older and more dried up it got the slightly better it looked, however even now, a few months later, I still have to use an old mascara wand to separate the lashes or I end up with spider eyes!
I don’t think I would or could recommend this mascara to anyone, I seriously wouldn’t want anyone wasting £8 on it (think of how much chocolate you could buy for £8 instead!) It is safe to say that when this runs out I will only be buying a mascara I know I have used before and like, such as the Maybelline lash stiletto, which to date is one of my all time fav’s.
Benefit Bad Gal Eyeliner – As you can see all three of the products are quite
chunky, so trying to apply this eyeliner in a thin line around the eye area was quite hard. It was however relatively soft unlike some types of pencil eyeliner which you really have to
scrub on which can hurt. I noticed that after about 2 hours a lot of the eyeliner had gone from my eyes, which I would have not been happy with if I had paid the full price for this product which is currently about £14. In my opinion a Rimmel pencil eyeliner bought for £2.99 from Superdrug does a far better job than this and saves you £11, which is quite a big chunk of money.
Benefit It Stick - Again a rather chunky product, however as I normally have large areas that need covering I loved this about it! I have to admit that up until now I have never used a pencil concealer, but I am a convert! I don’t normally have a lot of time to get ready in the mornings so I tend not to let my foundation dry before throwing on the concealer so I thought that trying to put pencil on top of liquid foundation which was still wet would be a disaster. Oh how wrong I was! It almost melts as soon as it touches the skin and is easy to blend in just with a dabbing motion. It lasted all day (with a setting powder over the top) and provided a very good coverage, even on dark circles as bad as mine! I would be more than happy to pay the £12 currently advertised by Benefit for this.
Benefit Eye Bright – To be honest with you there really isn’t much I can say about this product. Benefit’s website suggests dabbing it into the inner and outer corners of the eye to look more awake but I just looked like I had random white blobs on my eye! I looked on the internet and saw tutorials of people using it as a highlighter under their eyebrows and on the cheek bones but when I tried it I could see no difference. The only use I have found for this is I have a deep chicken pox scar in the middle of my forehead and I put a dab of this in there before applying the rest of my makeup and it seems to hide it a bit more. Over all I would not pay £14 for this product and don’t really see the point of it!
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a fab time and remember that this is the prime time to use all those extra glittery makeup items
So I always love getting post, especially when it is some new awesome cosmetics for me to try and today I was thrilled to receive a free 5.6ml sample of Napoleon Perdis lip gloss (I can’t find a name of the colour on the packaging but in the bottle it looks very orange).
The first thing I noticed about this lip gloss was the florescent orange colour, I honestly should not have worried though as when you apply it to your lips it goes on clear and looks totally lovely and natural! The information on the packaging sums this lip gloss up pretty well, it says “This limited edition mint flavoured lip gloss is the secret to lustrous lips 24/7. A built in mirror ensures ease of application, whilst bees wax nourishes and protects your pout. Result: Lips are left super shiny!” Although the cute mirror is on the end of the wand, it might have been better placed on the bottle!
I have to say that I actually can not think of a bad thing to say about it! I love the fact that the applicator is a little brush, these are in my opinion the best for of applicators for an even finish. Once on your lips it feels very tingly, like other lip plumping glosses. Unlike Soap and Glorey’s sexy mother pucker gloss this tingling doesn’t verge on painful, this is a pleasent sensation.
This lip gloss retails at about $20 and is produced by a famous makeup artist, who I am ashamed to say I had not heard of until I did some research on him this morning when my package arrived. At the moment they do not have a UK based website, but they do offer international shipping, however prices will vary and you only get to find out how much it will cost at the checkout.
Although I really love this lipgloss I think that $20 plus the potential p&p costs to post to the UK all for a 5.6ml tube might be a little too pricey for most people, especially as the tube is the size of my thumb, this however is the only down side to the product!
Today I was very lucky and got a full sized bottle of Dr Alkaitis Organic Eye Creme (15ml) that retails at $48. As you might have picked up from my previous posts, my main problem area is my under eye dark circles and now wrinkles (Argh!!) I am very impressed by the ingredients of this cream; they are all natural products such as rose hip, green tea, rose buds and aloe vera all of which are certified organic. This is going to be an ongoing post as I have only applied the crème once so obviously don’t really have much to report back as of yet – although I will say it smells very nice, hasn’t stung my sensitive skin and it sinks in really well. I look forward to being able to update you all more on it as time goes by and would love to hear from any of you who have tried it!
Day 5 – I think I can see an improvement of my dark circles, however I think it might be making my wrinkles deeper!!!
Day 15 – The cream doesnt seem to sink in, literally I can put it on in the morning, rub it in as much as possible, not put any makeup on and then at bed time its still wet and I presume most of it comes off in my pillow whilst I sleep. This makes me wonder if any of it actually is going into my skin and doing anything?!
Ok girls I am guessing that at least a few of you who are reading this have already discovered the world of Meg’s Makeup – it is a great site and below is a video of my very good friend talking about the freebies she got from the site! If you would like to take a look at Meg’s Makeup and start earning points which you can exchange for goodies please click on the banner below!