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Inglot freedom system Eyeshadows | First Impressions

 

Hey everyone,

Today I would like to share with you some very exciting products that I got as a gift from my boyfriend when we visited the make-up store Inglot two weeks ago.

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Boux avenue review 

​Hi all,
Today I will be giving you an account of my boux avenue experience. For those of you who don’t know the company, Boux Avenue Ltd. is a chain of lingerie stores based in the United Kingdom. I would say it is middle / upper market as bras start from around £30 and up.  Of course this is maybe not as expensive as agent provocateur but remember I am only a student haha !
Being the bargain hunter that I am,  I checked out their sale and found it pretty difficult to find any good sales for my size. This is partly due to their website being really bad ( sorry boux avenue but you need to make it more user friendly !)  but also because bigger sizes seem to be less discounted.
So anyway once I navigated around their site and came across some affordable bras (in the 10-12 pound region) I decided to purchase a cute red bra.  Upon purchasing,  I was able to choose the free gift wrap option that promised beautiful wrapping paper and scented rose petals. 
When it arrived I was very impressed with the wrapping service but the scented rose petals were a let down as I really had to search in the packing to find them and their scent wasn’t very strong. 


However,  my bra fitted amazingly and the quality was really good. 
Overall rating:  8/10

Review of Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution

Hey everybody,

Today I will be reviewing a freebie that I got thanks to my network provider. It is a make-up remover and cleanser that goes under the name of micellar water. As micellar water has been very popular at the moment I thought I would try this product (I got it for free after all).

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Overall rating:

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The First In-Shower Body Moisturiser from Nivea Review

Hey all,

I’ve been quite busy lately as I am getting ready to take my driving test and going back to uni!

Today I will be doing a review of the new Nivea in shower moisturiser that really sparked my interest.  As a big fan of body shop body butters I was keen to see how good the Nivea product was.

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The Body Shop Drops of Youth Review: Youth Concentrate review

Hey guys,

Hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been away in York for a week with my boyfriend so I haven’t had the time to blog a lot. However, I have just been interviewed by Abigail Rose and you can check the interview out by clicking here:Interview.

Today I would like to share my review of the product drops of youth by body shop. This product targets the first signs of ageing and delivers hydration to skin.

Yes I know this product is initially for anti-aging and I am young but the sales assistant assured me that due to the stem cell technology it had hydrating powers. Since I have dry skin I thought I’d give it a try. I’ve been trying this product for about a week now so I am ready to review.

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Body shop shimmer waves bronzer review

Hey readers,

As I am sitting in the sweltering heat in Paris I have decided to do a review of a summer product that I love- the shimmer waves bronzer by Body shop. Enjoy 🙂

The look achieved with the bronzer:

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Colour & Pigmentation:

There are 5 warm and shiny shades in this palette and they’re all very wearable and neutral. I use the lightest shade of coral as I am quite pale but the product is available for darker skin tones as well. It is perfect to give you a tanned look.

Application:

The product is very easy to apply as you only need a few brushes of it to light up your face. However, do be careful as your face may get too shimmery if applied heavily

It also has multi usages. I use it as a bronzer (the intended use), eye shadow, and highlighter and sometimes even for contouring.

The packaging: This product comes in a square transparent plastic box, which box is pretty sturdy. It’s very easy to carry around.

How does it wear:

This products lights up your face making it all shiny but in a good way as it gives you colour. The shimmer is great if you are pretty pale. .The pigmentation is great and particularly useful for the summer when your winter foundation no longer suits your tanned skin tone.

Nevertheless, moderation is the key with this product and you can go wrong if you’re too heavy handed or layer it up. Also, as this product is a powder it is not great when you have dry skin so ensure to moisturise before wearing it.

Would I repurchase?

Yes I love the look it gives me; however I will be looking for something that works a bit better with, those like me, who have dry and sensitive skin.

Lots of love,

Charlotte xoxo

No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil Deep Green review

 

 

Hi everybody!

I am back and today I will be reviewing the No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil Deep Green. No7 sells a set of pencils that come in five different colours, however I will be reviewing just the green one as this is the colour that caught my eye. I have blue eyes so it was interesting to see the result.

The look:

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Colour & Pigmentation:

It is a metallic deep green, which I adore as it looks vibrant next to my blue eyes. I think it would also be a nice contrast for those of you with brown eyes.

Application:

According to the boots websiteNo7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day ‘However the reality of using the pencil is rather different. Indeed the pencil is very difficult to apply as it’s hard  and so in order to get any colour, you need to press down on the pencil hard and drag across the eyes- I really don’t like doing that because the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate.

 

I have tried pressing the pencil softly but I hardly obtain any colour when I do this. When I have pressed hard on the point of the pencil and this has actually caused it to crumble or break off. Due to this problem, I also find these pencils difficult to sharpen because the crayon can easily break off or smear across the sharpener.

Packaging:

I rather like the packaging. The pencil is double ended- it comes with the pencil crayon on one side and on the other side, there is a sponge tip applicator which is used to blend the pencils and give a smoky effect.

Yet I do find that the packaging is actually very misleading because the pencil looks quite long, but there is only a tiny bit of product in this pencil since half of it is shared with the brush space.

Longevity:

Once applied, the pencil gives long lasting colour and I did not have to reapply at all during the day, which is fantastic since with other eyeliners I have to reapply every 2 hours.

Would I repurchase?

Yes! Although it is somewhat hard to apply it does deliver great results.

Lots of love,

Charlotte xoxo

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First impression of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish

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Hey readers,

Today I will be reviewing Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polishes. As a girl who loves to paint her nails but often suffers from chipped nails I thought this would be a life saver as the product promises a 2 week life without any chipping.

The method involves you choosing your Sally Hansen Miracle Gel color coat thst you paint on then you use the Miracle Gel top coat over top.

My overall experience was not very good unfortunately.  I was told that I could have 2 weeks of chip free nails,  however I only got 4 days of that. Also,  the colour nail Polish takes ages to dry especially when applying layers so you can ruin your nails easily if you need to use your hands after painting your nails. Also, I found that the over coat kinda causes my nails to crack so I wasn’t too happy.

Overall Rating: 2/5

Have you got any other nail Polish reviews ? I would love to read them