Amazing Shine Lashes

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What are they?

Excellent quality fake lashes made from 100% human hair.

 

The Review:

Having tried many other brands of eyelashes including Eyelure, Mac, Ardell and some other random ones I was keen to try these on the recommendation of the Pixiwoo sisters. They are make up artists and have their own very successful youtube channel.

I initially ordered about 5 pairs, a combination of the 747 L, 747 M and the 43 lashes. The 747 lashes are your bog standard naturally full, long lashes so I ordered 3 pairs of the medium length in this style and one of the long as well as the 43 lashes which are longer on the outer section to give that feathered cat-eye look.

I was already impressed with the fact that on basic lash styles you are given different lash lengths to choose from, something which I haven’t seen from any other brands. The 747 are available in Long, Medium, Small and on Amazon I even found Extra Small.

This brand offers a wide range of styles and lengths varying from shorter more natural lashes to very long, thick and even more costume designs that are brightly coloured. Having been testing them out and loving each of the styles I bought already, I have since ordered a wider range of styles for my collection.

The lash band is thin and clear as opposed to black, giving you the option of skipping any kind of liner as you don’t notice the lash band. This is something that I’m very pleased about as I often find covering the lash band on thicker, black bands of fake lashes a bit annoying but am unable to skip liner as I like the band hidden. Not only does the lash band go unnoticed, these lashes are very comfortable to wear. The only possible thing I can think of that would bother some people is that they don’t come with glue, however, you can buy a big tube of Duo Adhesive Lash Glue from amazon or beauty websites and that will last you ages and work a treat. Alternatively, Amazing Shine also sells lash glue in the tube or brush on for under £4. Bargain!

I haven’t experienced any watering  or irritation to my eyes near the corners where this would normally occur. All in all these are my go to lashes, for the price, comfort and range of styles, you really can’t beat these!

 

 

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Worth the Money?

These retail for £1.99 from Blush Cosmetics.com and are ridiculous value for money. I’d take these over the MAC ones any day! They are cheap, excellent quality and the most comfortable eyelashes I have tried! These are also readily available from Amazon, although depending on postage, a little more expensive.

 

http://www.blushcosmetics.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=amazing%20shine%20eyelashes

Products Worth the Hype

Products that I feel are really worth the hype they get in the beauty community

Quick Rave – Liz Earle Hair Products – Full Review coming soon!

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Quick intro:

I’ve been using the Botanical Shine Shampoo (for all hair types) and the Botanical Shine Conditioner for oily hair for a little while now. I don’t have oily hair but I made a large order and got a full size of the product free of charge and as it’s so yummy, am working on using it all up before purchasing the one for either normal or damaged hair as I use a lot of heat on mine.

The shampoo is great as instead of using SLS and SLES, which are foaming agents present in most well-known hair cleansing products, they use a cleansing agent that comes from coconut yay! Many scalps are sensitive to SLS and SLES and this coconut and plant-based shampoo is suitable for all scalp and hair types. It’s even safe for coloured hair due to the lack of SLS and SLES as these can be harsh and are known to fade colour.

Initial Thoughts:

I am already a HUGE fan of Liz Earle and as you all know by now, the majority of the skincare products I use are from the brand so I was super excited to try the hair care goodies.

The shampoo is unlike the usual ‘better for you’ kind of shampoos as it lathers beautifully, smells deliciously natural and good for you BUT actually effectively cleans your hair. It. Is. Amazing.

The conditioner, despite not necessarily for my hair type as I got it free with a rather large order is also amazing! It smells yummy, leaves my hair super soft and shiny and doesn’t weigh it down either. Top Marks Liz Earle, as usual!

Full review coming soon!

http://uk.lizearle.com/

MAC Eye Brows in Lingering

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What is it?

A very thin twist up eye brow crayon (no sharpening needed) in a medium brown ash colour.

The Review:

I honestly have no idea why I haven’t done a blog post on this product before. I use this every day and have done for several years now. It’s a very thin brow crayon (I say crayon as you don’t sharpen it so I guess it’s not a pencil? ).

It’s perfect from getting a really precise brow or for creating those realistic fine ‘hair’ strokes for a naturally full brow.

This product comes in a wide range of colours and is my all time favourite brow product, I would be lost without it.

The only complaint I have is that you can’t tell when it’s going to run out so it’s wise to have 2 at a time (they last quite a while anyway) so that you don’t suddenly run out completely. There is no clear part or indication of how much of the product you’ve used.

Worth the Money?

Yes, absolutely. This product comes in several shades including ideal colours for blondes and those with auburn hair as well as several browns. For £12.50 this is worth every single penny to me, nothing works as well as this and the shade range is really good.

This product is available from department stores and MAC :

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/149/263/Eye-Brows/index.tmpl

Favourite Natural lip combo

Intro:

So, I have been on the hunt for a relatively cheap nude/natural lipstick for every day that will go with anything. As you all know i’m sure, it can be rather tricky to find one that fits that description that doesn’t make you look a bit dead. Finally, however, I have found it!

Trusty L’Oreal released a range of Color Riche lipsticks for individual hair colours, this lovely nudey/natural/soft pink shade just so happens to be meant for blondes (which i am not) but who cares! It’s the perfect nude, natural every day colour that many of us have been searching for so I thought I would share it with you all 🙂

As a bonus, you’ll be delighted to know I also found a lip liner pencil that is also nearly an exact match colour wise to go with it yay!

Here are some piccies and the colour names/numbers and prices for you :

 

 

 

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in shade: 235 Natural Blondes Nude

£8.19 from Boots, also available at Superdrug and larger chain supermarkets with a make up section.

 

 

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in shade: 132 Sweet Pink

£3.99 from Boots, also available at Superdrug and larger chain supermarkets with a make up section.

Diego Dalla Palma Snow White and the Huntsman palette

What is it?

A palette partnered with the Snow White and The Huntsman movie containing 6 wearable eye shadows, an eyeliner and a lipstick.

Thoughts?

This palette is really great and contains six very wearable shades for eyes; three shimmery and three matte shades all with appropriate Snow White related names.

Snow, Shield, Mirror Mirror, Fairest, Destiny and Battleground are all beautiful neutral colours and very pigmented. Also included in this palette is The Wicked Queen lipstick a classic blood red and the Dark Night eye pencil in a good deep black.

At £25 for all of this, I think its a bargain. The packaging is cute, the colours are smooth and pigmented and the red lipstick and black liner are make up staples and great quality.

I bought this product from Tesco :

http://www.tesco.com/direct/diego-dalla-palma-snow-white-the-huntsman-make-up-palette-worth-105-when-sold-separately-exclusive-to-tesco/506-7698.prd

Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask

75ml tube starter kit

What is it?

A deep cleansing clay mask containing anti bacterial Manuka honey.

The Review

The texture of this mask is fairly smooth and thin, it feels cold on the skin and dries like most clay masks.

Since I’ve been using this mask I’ve noticed a real difference in my skin, just as most teens do, I suffer from occasional breakouts in my t-zone and since using this twice a week I’ve noticed this hardly ever happens anymore yay!

The mask doesn’t feel horribly tight on the face when it dries and washes off easily with the sponge in the starter kit (the kit comes with 2) leaving my skin smooth and fresh looking. The joy with this particular mask is that unlike a lot of the clay masks I’ve tried, it really does the job without drying out the skin which is amazing!

Worth the Money?

I thoroughly recommend getting the starter kit which comes with 2 sponges and 75ml of product for £14. I’ve been using this twice a week for about 2 1/2 months now and haven’t finished half the tube yet. For the results I’ve experienced and the fact that all the ingredients are natural, Liz Earle has done it again, definitely worth the money!

 

This product is available from some department stores and the official Liz Earle website: http://uk.lizearle.com/exfoliators-and-masks.html