Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sephora Cleansing Oil Review

This review is going to be short and to the point. I'm going to state right at the beggining that I don't like this product and don't recommend it at all.

I tried to use it as a make up remover in a few different ways on my face and eyes and not only it took me 5 times longer than any other make up remover I've tried but it also didn't remove much make up. It doesn't tick any boxes of what it claims to be:
"Gently removes all types of make up, even waterproof" - after 5 minutes trying to cleanse my eyes all I was left with were massive black circles from my mascara. Just water would probably do a better job because oil managed to set the mascara on my skin. And it wasn't even waterproof!
"Skin is perfectly clean, ... Rinses off without leaving any greasy residue" - most of my make up was still on my face after several minutes trying to massage it into the skin. I had to rinse my face about 10 times to get rid of the greasiness and I could still feel it being there.

This product didn't work for me and I won't even attempt to try and use it all up.

Did you ever try a product that let you down all the way?

Avon Neutral Palette Review

Let me start by saying that I’ve never been a big fan of Avon all together and I was a bit apprehensive to spending my money on something that I don’t have much faith in. But I have learned that quality of cosmetics can sometimes exceed our expectations, plus my collection was lacking some good highlighters so I decided to give this a try.

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As I was hoping this little palette was a nice surprise. Eyeshadows are soft and creamy. They are easy to blend and pay off with a base underneath them is pretty good. All of them have slight hint of shimmer but nothing much, just enough to give a nice highlight.
As much as I like it this isn’t one of these “all in one” products. It has 8 shades but to me they mostly highlight shades and not something I could create whole eye look with. Two last shades are on a darker side so you could use them to add definition to the outer corner of your eye. If you are a fan of delicate, natural day make up this is something for you. And if like me you prefer more defined make up then this is perfect set of highlighters.
Price: 5 when on offer
10 regular

Here are some swatches for you just to give you an idea how they look like on the skin. I have applied Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath them.

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Unapologetically Purple

Products Used:
* Revlon Colour Stay Foundation
*Mac Studio Finish concealer
*Garnier Anti Dark Circles roll-on
*NYC Translucent Powder
*Mac Pink Swoon Blush
*Mac Hang Loose Blush
*Mac Paint Pot in Peinterly as Primer
* Avon Neutral Palette as a all over base ( 1 )
*Urban Decay Book Of Shadows II Ecstasy as a crease colour
*Urban Decay Book Of Shadows II AC/DC for outer corner
*NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk as inner corner and Brow Highlight
*Acon Neutral Palette on top of Milk ( 2 )
Elf Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink

Monday, 23 May 2011

Pastels - simple, pretty, romantic

*Revlon Colour Stay Foundation
*Mac Studio Finish Concealer
*NYC Translucent powder
*Mac Pink Swoon and Hang Loose blushers
*88 Neutral palette from Ebay (lilac all over the lid, light blue on the lower lid)
*Benefit Eye Bright in the inner corner and under the brow
*Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
*ELF Runway Pink mineral lipstick

Pimp my Shoes

Few bits of fabric, some beads and new floral life added to my wedges. Perfect for Summer!



What do you think?

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

You go back to her, and I go back to blond

So I decided to have some blond highlights done for summer. I will try to stick with blond for a bit longer this time as it is most flattering colour for me.

Because my hair had red undertone my hairdresser had to bleach my hair twice to create nice bright colour. And that unfortunately dried them out a lot. I had to change my whole hair care routine to bring moisture back to my damaged hair.
That meant only one thing: Shopping! I bought whole load of prod
ucts designated for blond hair.

I wash my hair with normal shampoo first to give them a good clean. Then I use white ice as a second wash and leave it on for about a minute. This purple coloured shampoo gets rid of the yellow tones in my hair and keeps them light and bright.
To bring back moisture and softness to my hair I use intensive hair masks twice a week instead of a normal conditioner.
In addition I apply leave in conditioner to the ends of my hair.
All this heavy conditioning can put a lot of weight on the hair resulting in flatness and greasiness. To prevent this from happening I massage volumizing spray into the roots just before blow drying the hair. Once my hair are dry and styled I spritz little bit of this shining spray to reduce dry/frizzy look.
I also got rid of my regular hair brush and replaced it with wide tooth comb for as it doesn’t break the hair when they’re wet. Instead of straighteners I try to straight my hair while blow drying with big flat, square brush to reduce the use of heat.

Hopefully my hair will be glossy and healthy ready for summer.

Have you got any tips and tricks or products that you can recommend for beautiful blond hair?


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