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Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 3 comments

Cosmic Beauty – Facial Sheet Masks

Cosmic Beauty – Facial Sheet Masks

I was recently contacted by Cosmic Beauty who are a UK provider of South East Asian beauty products – mainly facial sheet masks. They sell their products via Amazon and Facebook, and they sent me a selection of sheet masks to try. The masks included several for the face, plus an eye mask and a couple for the hands and feet – I didn’t even realise you could get sheet masks for hands and feet! As I’ve tried quite a few of these masks I’m only going to talk in detail today about 2 of them, otherwise the post would be extremely long! Face Q is a range of facial sheet masks from Taiwan. If you haven’t tried a facial sheet mask before, it is a thin cottony sheet soaked in a liquid product that you place over your face and leave for a while (just like you would do a regular cream mask). It has holes for the eyes, nose and mouth so you can still see and...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Haircare | 0 comments

Boots – Natural Collection Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner

Boots – Natural Collection Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner

I bought this sachet of Natural Collection Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner from Boots ages ago and then put it in the bathroom cupboard and forgot about it. I found it last week and thought I would try it out as my hair was in need of a little bit of TLC after being out in the cold weather. I don’t really think that sachets are a cost-effective way of buying beauty products (this one cost £1 for just 10ml) but they are a good way of trying new products. Plus I really like putting together a little pamper box as a gift, made up of lots of different bodycare and haircare sachets (Sanctuary do a good range) plus a mini bottle of wine. Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner is an intensive conditioner that contains revitalising extracts of mango & papaya to help leave hair shiny, smooth and healthy. You just apply it to hair after shampooing like you would with a regular conditioner then leave it for 5-10...

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Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Seventeen – Mirror Shine Lipstick in Camisole

Seventeen – Mirror Shine Lipstick in Camisole

Today I am reviewing another of Seventeen’s Mirror Shine Lipsticks, this one is the super-pale Camisole. When I was a teenager I used to love Boots Seventeen products (or 17 as it used to be known) as they were great value and perfect for the occasional pocket money splurge. Mirror Shine Lipsticks are really soft and sheer with a nice gloss-like shine – hence the name ‘Mirror Shine’! I just love the almost-lipgloss-like sheer consistency of these lipsticks, and I chose this one in Camisole as I felt it had a 1960s pale feel to it. The square-shaped black bullet tube has a nifty little pull out mirror hidden inside the lid which is a really nice touch, perfect for applying your lippy when you’re out and about. I love products with surprising little ‘added extras’ and this doesn’t disappoint. Camisole is very pale creamy peach colour, as you can see from the swatch image below it applies much sheerer than it appears in the tube, and gives only...

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Seventeen – Mirror Shine Lipstick in Cheeky Secret

Seventeen – Mirror Shine Lipstick in Cheeky Secret

When I was a teenager I used to love Boots Seventeen products (or 17 as it used to be known) as they were great value and had a wide range of trendy colours. Fast forward several years and Seventeen is a brand I haven’t used for ages, so I thought I would try out one of their lipsticks. I chose this Mirror Shine Lipstick in Cheeky Secret as I had been thinking about buying an orange-toned lipstick for a while. Mirror Shine Lipsticks are really soft and sheer with a nice gloss-like shine – hence the name ‘Mirror Shine’! The square-shaped black bullet tube has a nifty little pull out mirror hidden inside the lid which is a really nice touch, perfect for applying your lippy when you’re out and about. I love products with surprising little ‘added extras’ and this doesn’t disappoint. Cheeky Secret is a lovely sheer lipstick, with just a hint of a tint of orange. It goes on to the lips much sheerer than it...

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