1 March 2015

COLLECTION Eyes Uncovered Palettes | Review

collection eyes uncovered palettes
Last year you may have seen me rave about the COLLECTION x Little Mix eyeshadow palette. Well now the brand have launched three new eyeshadow palettes to satisfy my nude needs. Each palette contains 6 neutral colours all of which are a buttery, creamy consistency. These are excellent value for money and the perfect budget-buy for nude lovers. 
collection nude grey palette review
'Nude Grey' has some brilliant dark,smokey shades in there which are great for achieving a classic smokey eye. Each shade bar the lightest has a subtle shimmer to them. 
collection nude bronze palette review
As you probably guessed by the name this has 6 shimmery, bronze-y shades. There is no black in this palette which is fine by me as it often goes unused. 
collection nude palette review
'Nude' is the ideal everyday palette and great for those who prefer matte eyeshadows. Three light shades and three dark shades makes this palette good for going day-to-night with your eye makeup. 

I'd highly recommend checking out these new palettes next time you're instore. Each palette retails at £3.99 and available from Boots and Superdrug

27 February 2015

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin

We are set to see an influx of matt finish foundations launching this Spring/Summer. We've already seen the latest offering from Nars in the form of the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and now the highstreet are on-board with the L'oreal Infalible Pro-Matte. I'm currently testing out the newest base from Elizabeth Arden and here's how I got on.

The Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24 Hour foundation is all about creating that soft matte finish which will withstand external factors such as heat, humidity and moisture. What I find most interesting is that the base has 'time release technology' which means the foundation works to detect the level of sebum in your skin and it helps to control the amount of excess oils produced in your skin throughout the day. Elizabeth Arden say the foundation offers medium to full coverage and will last 24 hours.

I found this to never look cakey or heavy, just flawless. I don't feel the need to set it with a powder as the matte finish is enough and sits well on my skin. Not quite 24 hours, around 10 hours before it started to fade and cling to dry patches on my cheeks. If you suffer from dry skin I wouldn't really recommend this, however oily skin gals this is the one for you! You can see what the foundation looks like on me in this photo here. I've tried a few different ways to apply this and my favourite way is with a buffing brush.

It comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle with an easy-to-use gold pump that delivers the right amount for full coverage for the whole face. I've been using the second lightest shade - 'Cream Nude 02' which is slightly too dark for me but will be ok in the summer months. There are 10 shades available in the range and I would advise going instore to get colour matched.

If you have oily/combination skin and are on the look out for a matte foundation I would suggest checking this out. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24 Hour Foundation* £29.00 30ml available here

26 February 2015

TiGi Root Boost Spray | Review

Because I have quite thick, long hair it can feel weighed down and look flat easily. I need a little extra help to get some added oomph which is why I wanted to try out the TiGi Root Boost Spray.

The product offers lived-in, plumped-up texture. I recommend spraying lightly onto roots and massaging in to create the desired volume. I usually spray onto dry hair but you can also use this before blow drying for some serious body. As well as this, you can use it on braids or top knots to create an undone, effortless look. The lightweight formula doesn't leave hair feeling heavy so would work well on fine hair. I find this great for my dry, coloured hair as it contains conditioning ingredients such as lavender, jasmine and violet which offer nourishment and shine. 

This is a mane must have if you love adding body to your hair. When my hair is rocking that lank second-day look this spray adds life and volume to my 'do. I recommend this for all hair types and lengths.

TiGi Root Boost Spray* £7.48 available from Hairtrade here

24 February 2015

Lush Hair Extensions Quad Weft |Review

lush hair extensions review

I'm quite girly when it comes to my hair and I'm constantly battling the long/short debate. I've always been too scared to try hair extensions for the fear that they'll look un-natural and that people will be able to notice I'm wearing them.

I've always wanted swishy mermaid-esque locks so I jumped at the opportunity when I was offered to try out some extensions from Lush Hair Extensions. The ones I'm wearing are the Quad Weft 20" Deluxe Blonde Highlights #18/613 which are the perfect match for my hair. The colour blends in beautifully with my hair and looks super natural. They are made from 100% human hair so are extremely soft and silky. The quad weft means that you not only achieve instant length but also volume. You have complete freedom to style the extensions however you desire - you are able to dye and use heated tools with ease. The 5 clips attached to the top of the extensions slot in place effortlessly.

If you're after some hair extensions I couldn't recommend Lush Hair Extensions enough.They have a wide variety of colours for you to choose from. 

19 February 2015

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette | Review

Nude & Bronze. Possibly my two favourite words to describe an eye shadow palette. Collection must be on the same wave length as me as their newest product is the Eyes Uncovered palettes which are a range of affordable nude palettes each with a different twist. The palette I'm reviewing today is called 'Nude Bronze' which consists of 6 creamy golden-bronze shades.

This is probably one of the only eye shadow palettes I've tried where I know i'll use every single shade. Unlike a lot of others, Collection has left out a super dark shadow which is cool with me as the black shade often goes unused. I was pleasantly surprised with the pigmentation of these colours. For a budget-buy this palette really packs a punch. The lightest shade is very pale but all the others have a creamy, intense formula. Each shade has a slight bronze-y shimmer to them and are very wearable, everyday colours. The longevity isn't bad, use a primer to increase the wear. 

For an affordable everyday eyeshadow palette look no further. I'm eager to see the other palettes in the collection when  they hit the shops!

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in 'Nude Bronze'* £3.99 out now in Superdrug and Boots. 

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