Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Beauty Kitchen Inspire Me Brightening & Toning Body Oil

Beauty Kitchen Body Oil

Beauty Kitchen Body Oil

Beauty Kitchen is a lovely range of 100% natural, affordable and effective skin and body care products. I recently tried their brightening & toning body oil (£14.99) and instantly fell in love!

Unlike some body oils, which can be greasy, this oil is absorbed almost instantly and helps to smooth skin and make it look healthy and glowing. It smells absolutely divine and is perfect for cellulite or stretch marks. The only thing I've found is it isn't overly moisturising, so if you have dry skin you might be better off using a body butter or lotion.

I love Beauty Kitchen's cute packaging and their lovely range of gifts.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector Review

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors

Yet another of my favourite products from Clarins' new Spring collection are the Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors (£18.) Part skin care, part makeup they moisturise lips and a hint of subtle, sheer colour.

They contain Vitamin E extracts of mango and shea to moisturise lips for around 4 hours. The consistency is gel-like and melts on application. The lip-nourishing ingredients are said to improve the appearance of your lips and make them look fuller.

There are six shades available and I have 02 Coral, 03 My Pink and 06 Rosewood. My Pink is by far my favourite - a barely-there pastel pink. Coral is a light peachy shade and Rosewood is a slightly darker pinky-brown shade. The colour is so subtle I wouldn't even say they are tinted lip balms as they don't add opaque colour, just a light tint with a glossy finish. I think all six shades would suit most skin tones and are perfect for day wear.

The packaging is beautiful - compact enough to pop in your handbag and the lipstick tube is sleek and elegant

These lip balms are perfect for summer and I am very excited about these little beauties!

Have you tried the Instant Light lip balms? What are your favourite Clarins products?

Friday, 27 March 2015

Sleek Face Form contouring palette review

Sleek Face Form contouring palette

Sleek Face Form contouring palette
Sleek Face Form Palette | Light | £9.99

Sleek's Face Form palette instantly adds definition and colour to the face. It includes a bronzer, highlighting powder and blusher. There are four shades available - Fair, Light, Medium and Dark.

Each of the powders are well pigmented and are easy to apply, the blusher is slightly more sheer. Firstly I use a contouring brush (or you can use a small powder brush) to apply the bronzer just underneath my cheekbones. It's best to apply it lightly as there's a risk it can look 'dirty' if you press too hard. It doesn't look too dark or obvious when applied but creates a subtle amount of defintion. The bronzer is a matte brown shade so is perfect for contouring - I wouldn't recommend using it as an all over bronzer as I prefer to go for something with a bit of shimmer,

Then I use a powder brush to sweep the highlighter along the tops of my cheekbones and under my brow bone. The highlighter is a beautiful champagne shade and illuminates my skin. Finally I apply the blush with a fluffy blusher brush. I love this blush as it helps to make my cheeks pop and adds a subtle hint of colour without being too shimmery or bright,

Sleek Face Form contouring palette

I have loved using this palette and it is perfect for travelling as you won't need to carry three separate products - I will be taking it with me on holiday this year! Plus for only £9.99 it's a bargain!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Sheer Cover Studio Introductory Kit

Sheer Cover Studio Introductory Kit

Aloha! I am a huge fan of mineral make-up after buying the Bare Minerals starter kit, and then various other Bare Minerals products (you can see a recent haul here). So when I was given the opportunity to try out a Sheer Cover kit, I was excited to see how it compared. The Sheer Cover Studio Introductory Kit costs £29.99 and is available in three shades - light, medium or dark. I chose the light kit,

It contains: Sheer Cover Studio Perfect Shade mineral foundation, conceal and brighten trio, lengthening mascara, lash extending fibres, sun-kissed bronzing minerals and a foundation brush, blush brush and concealer brush.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Back after a break from blogging!

Hello all! It has been more than a month since I posted and, apart from feeling a little guilty about the amount of reviews I had to do, it was very refreshing! I must say now that I admire anyone that can work full time and still make time to blog. Because I work long hours, sat at a computer all day, sometimes coming home from work and sitting down to a computer again for the rest of the evening is the last thing I want to do! After work, I like to go to the gym or just spend some time relaxing, so my blog has taken a back seat for the last few weeks.

Sometimes I think it's nice to spend some time away from my blog because I think experiencing real things can be more important than page views, comments and everything else in the blogging world - if that makes sense! That being said, I thoroughly enjoy blogging and have made some wonderful friends and got to take part in some wonderful opportunities because of it. Anyway, after finally taking some time to sit down with my laptop and catch up on my Bloglovin feed I am looking forward to getting back into things again!
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