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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Ebay Finds #16

Hello Loveys,
 
Here are my latest finds for you all.
 

 
£5.75
 

 
 
£1.99
 
 
£5.14
 
 
 
£6.49
 
Which is your favourite?
 
A xx
 
 
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Friday, 23 May 2014

Review: Makeup Revolution Blusher and Highlighter!

Hello loveys,
 
So if you haven't already heard here is a new makeup brand on the scene Makeup Revolution, a brilliant affordable brand so on the bandwagon I went.
 
I purchased the powder blushes in Hot! and Treat! which is only...wait for it.....£1!! Hot powder blush is a hot shade of pink, bright and gorgeous, perfect for summer whilst Treat is a beautiful coral shade. The only thing that isn't great is the packaging which is quite flimsy and the lid can break away with ease but for £1 I am not going to complain. I swatched the blushes and couldn't believe the pigmentation so got straight to applying them to the apples of my cheeks, they applied with ease and you don't need a lot at all! I love that they are matte, I would highly recommend these as they are beautiful and feel high end rather then highstreet.
 
Hot!
 
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Treat!
 
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The next product is the highlighter in peach lights, a pretty highlighter that yet again is amazing for only £3.00, it has flimsy packaging but amazing pigmentation. Again, you don't need a lot and a little goes a long way. I adore this shade, it has a hint of peach running through it that highlights your cheekbones and brow bones beautifully, you also get a lot for your money! I would highly recommend this.

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 Would love your views! Thanks for reading.
 
A xd





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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Review: Karora Instant Tan

Hi Loveys!
 
Todays review is on the *Karora Instant Tan Wash Off which retails at £12.99. I am starting to become a fan of fake tan and was pleased to be able to discover a brand that was new to me. Karora have various different types of tanning products but I am testing out the wash off version, and to me wash off literally means it will wash off in an instance, here I am imagining orange drops running in the bath!
 
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I opened the bottle and squeezed a small amount on my arm, my golly gals be careful it is alarming at first as its so dark and when I was rubbing it in it didn't seem to sink in at all so just use a little! So off I trot to wash it off and start again this time using a smaller amount and found it rubbed in nicely, the product is shimmery so if you prefer a matte look I wouldn't recommend this.
The product smells just like chocolate! It contains "pure active botanicals" such as Grape extract, Chestnut extract and Argan oil, being an ingredient Karora loves to use. All these ingredients are great for your skin which help provide nourishment.
 
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I did notice an instant tan but found it looked quite orange so it isn't a product I personally would buy again but can see why people would enjoy using it, its easy to use and does give an instant tan to the skin, it definitely left my skin feeling soft, another bonus with this product is how quickly it comes off, I popped in the shower and boom off it came instantly, but with this I would worry about being caught in the rain!
 
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Karora Self Tan Test Swatches!

Above....before the tan was applied.
 
Below......after the tan was applied.
 
 
Below....my hand with the product on to show you the shimmer.
 
 
Have you tried this product or anything similar?
 
A XX


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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Review:Highstreet eyeliner......Rimmel VS Bourjois

Hi Loveys,
 
Todays post is a comparison post on two highstreet eyeliners, Bourjois and Rimmel, lets see which one wins my vote.
 
 
Bourjois 24hr Ultra Black Liner.
 
This liner is a good liner, it has an easy to use nib that gives a precise line, it can come out quite thick at times so you need to be light handed if you want a thin line. The packaging is a box standard black but a sleek tube so easy to grip. The colour is black but after a couple of weeks use it began to dry out which I wasn't impressed about. I liked the effect and ease of use but I just wish it would last a lot longer. The liner did not last that long and was smeared on my eyelids within a couple of hours.
 
Retails at £6.99
 
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Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner.
 
This liner is from Rimmel, it is an easy to use liner with an ultra thin nib which gives a precise thin line. The packaging is box standard black but a thicker tube then the Bourjois liner so a bit chunky to hold. The colour is black which needs layers to get a super black look which was a little annoying. I adored the nib, and it lasted longer then the Bourjois liner. The liner lasted longer then the Bourjois liner but did smear by the end of the day so would need reapplying.
 
Retails at £5.49


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Above swatch- Rimmel Scandaleyes
Below- Bourjous Liner

 
I would buy Rimmel Scandaleyes again rather then the Bourjois liner, due to the super thin nib and longer lasting ink, I wish both brands would last longer as they aren't exactly on the cheaper side of the hightstreet!
 
Have you used any of these? Which liner is your favourite?
 
A xx
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