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Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

More dupes from W7 – Hollywood Bronze & Glow and Banana Dreams

More dupes from W7 – Hollywood Bronze & Glow and Banana Dreams

Did you see my review three weeks ago about a selection of budget lip products from W7? Well today I’m back with another W7 review, this time it’s a duo of face powders. I love W7 make-up, they have some great cheap dupes for more well-known premium products and I think it’s a shame that it’s not a more popular brand. I think it’s probably because W7 is not readily available on the high street and you sometimes have to search around on the internet for it, but there are always loads of W7 products available cheap on Amazon. Banana Dreams Loose Powder – this is a new loose powder with a yellow tint to it, it aims to correct surface redness and pink undertones, as well as neutralise blue under eye circles. I often get quite rosy pink cheeks so I’ve found that this powder works really well for me, although if you already have a yellow-toned or olive skin then you’d want to go for something with more...

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Makeup | 1 comment

The Benefit High Beam dupe that’s UNDER £4

The Benefit High Beam dupe that’s UNDER £4

I really love discovering new products from budget beauty brand W7, they’re so affordable and yet they so often produce amazing dupes for cult beauty items from other brands. They’re really affordable too and they have a mahoosive range of products. Sadly W7 products are not often available in high street shops and it’s easy to miss out; the answer is to have the occasional trawl through Amazon to see what’s on offer from W7! I’ve found some amazing products from W7 over the last few years and they’re so affordable but still great quality. Night Glow is a liquid illuminating highlighter that comes in a small bottle that looks a bit like a nail varnish bottle. You can use it to highlight certain areas of the face, like the cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow of the lips. I have found that the best way to apply it is to paint a few drops onto my fingers then dab and stipple the shimmery liquid all over the skin being careful not to...

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Skincare | 3 comments

Olay – 2 in 1 Hydration Moisturisers

Olay – 2 in 1 Hydration Moisturisers

Olay is a well-trusted brand that seems to have been around forever… back in the day it was known as Oil Of Ulay – anyone else remember that? So I’m embarrassed to admit that these are the first of their products that I’ve actually ever tried! I think Olay used to have a bit of an old-fashioned reputation, the sort of skincare that your auntie might use… but not any more, over the past decade they’ve stepped up their game and offer products for every age group. I’ve been trying out two of their new 2 in 1 Hydration moisturisers, promising 24 hour hydration, that are currently exclusive to Superdrug. Olay 2 in 1 Hydration & Flawless Blur* – this 2 in 1 moisturising cream not only hydrates the skin but also contains light-diffusing particles that aim to smooth the look of fine lines and make skin look smoother. It also provides a smooth base for effective make-up application, reducing the need for a primer. The cream itself is...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Makeup | 5 comments

Stila – Glow & Behold Makeup Set

Stila – Glow & Behold Makeup Set

Just a quick review today, to tell you about the new Stila Glow & Behold Makeup Set that I’ve recently purchased. Stila have joined forces with cult US jewellery designer BaubleBar to create some stylish and great value Christmas cosmetic collections. The Glow & Behold Makeup Set is priced at just £20 but would have a £62 value if the items were purchased separately. I think this is a great way of treating yourself to a few Stila make-up products and not breaking the bank. The Stila Glow & Behold Makeup Set contains: Rhinestone headband from BaubleBar Stila Lip Glaze in Gleam – lip gloss pen in a shimmery nude Stila Convertible Color in Magnolia – lip & cheek cream palette in a warm browny red Sila Smudge Stick in Lionfish – long lasting, waterproof, shimmery eye pencil in a dark brown I’m most excited about trying the Stila Lip Glaze pen, I’ve wanted to try one of these for the longest time! I’m not sure I’ll get much...

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

My 3 favourite….. Lipcare Products

My 3 favourite….. Lipcare Products

This is the second in my occasional feature ‘My 3 favourite…..’ in which I choose my 3 favourite products from a particular category. Today I will be discussing my 3 favourite lipcare products and explaining why I like them so much. I’m a bit of a sucker for lip balms, particularly if they’re in cute packaging, but they don’t always live up to their claims so I have picked 3 lipcare products that actually work and have different benefits for the lips. The first lipcare product that really makes the grade is Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm from Dior. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now and absolutely love it! It’s sort of a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick – it has been designed to enhance the lips’ natural colour, and it reacts with your lips’ own ‘chemistry’ to make lips look pinker, fuller and radiant. The pale pink balm looks pretty much clear when you apply it to your lips, but after...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Haircare | 2 comments

Neal & Wolf – Glow & Harmony

Neal & Wolf – Glow & Harmony

When I was asked to try out hair styling products Glow* and Harmony* from Neal & Wolf I was very excited as it’s a brand I have read a lot about recently but have never tried. The brand is all about enjoying a little indulgence every day and this is reflected in their beautiful shimmery premium packaging. Neal & Wolf, the brainchild of Neil Capstick who has worked in the hair industry for over 20 years, has concentrated on bringing out just a small number of products but with the very best ingredients and they are only sold in specially picked salons. The first of the two products that I tested out was Harmony Intensive Hair Treatment which is a conditioner suitable for all hair types. This product has been developed without containing any parabens or sulfates and has not been tested on animals, and I think it’s really great to see more haircare brands shunning some of the nasty ingredients that we find in our cosmetic products. Harmony...

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Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Makeup | 4 comments

Benefit – Girl Meets Pearl

Benefit – Girl Meets Pearl

Benefit decsribes Girl Meets Pearl as ‘liquid pearl for the face’, it’s basically a liquid highlighter that can be used on cheeks or all over the face for a dewy glow. I love Benefit products, their packaging and product names are really quirky and they develop such innovative products, not to mention their amazing handbag-sized boxed collections of their best-sellers. Girl Meets Pearl can be worn on its own to give a delicate luminous pearlessence, or it can be worn over make-up for a subtle dewy glow. To dispense the product just remove the lid then twist the end of the tube and the product comes up through the little holes at the end of tube – then pat it gently onto your skin with your fingers. You should only dispense a little at a time as less is most definitely more with this product – you don’t want to end up with a face like a shiny oil slick! I like to wear Girl Meets Pearl over my...

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