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Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

USpicy – 10 Piece Make-Up Brush Set

USpicy – 10 Piece Make-Up Brush Set

OK, has anyone heard of make-up brush brand USpicy before? Because I certainly hadn’t! I was asked to review their 10 Piece Make-Up Brush Set* in white and I wasn’t really sure what to expect…. After doing a bit of research I found out that USpicy is an American branding offering low-cost health and beauty products worldwide – mainly make-up brushes, nail lamps and hair extensions. When my brush set arrived I was really impressed with the packaging. The 10 brushes are packaged inside a hard black box which is printed with sparkles and a bow, and a drawer pulls out at the front via a gold ribbon pull to reveal the brushes. The box means that the set would make a really lovely gift, and the sturdy box could be used to house the brushes on a dressing table. There are 10 make-up brushes in the set, the white wooden handles have ‘U-Spicy’ printed on them and the ferrule (the metal bit up near the bristles) is a...

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Makeup | 6 comments

Paul & Joe Beaute – Cheek Color & Compact Case

Paul & Joe Beaute – Cheek Color & Compact Case

I do love make-up that looks beautiful in its packaging, and there is no brand more pretty that Paul & Joe Beaute. Their limited edition feline and floral packaging is second to none with many pieces being so beautiful that you just want to admire them and almost don’t want to use them. A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to Cheek Color 10 (Ombrage) and the Spring 2014 Collection Kitten Print Compact Case (number 002). Shade 10 was the most natural of the Cheek Colors that I could find, it is a pressed powder blusher that consists of a large rose-pink section and a thinner tan colour strip. I love the fact that the pressed powder has the Paul & Joe ‘PJ’ logo imprinted into it, I think it makes it looks really classy. You can see the Cheek Color shades really clearly from the close-up image above. The tan strip of colour has a feint shimmer to it, you can see the glittery particles shining. The...

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