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Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Makeup | 0 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Chosungah 22 – Bounce Up Pact Ultra

KOREAN BEAUTY Chosungah 22 – Bounce Up Pact Ultra

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about 3CE Duo Cover Crayon. This is the Bounce Up Pact Ultra* from Chosungah 22 which is a Korean brand I’d never heard of before I was sent this product to try out. Chosungah is the name of the first professional make-up artist in Korea and her brand of make-up offers products ‘with a twist, allowing women all over the world to enjoy make-up as a form of play’. This is basically a thick powder foundation product but it gets its name from the fact that it’s made of a mixture of oil...

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

KOREAN BEAUTY Amaranth – Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream

KOREAN BEAUTY Amaranth – Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream

Another Korean beauty special today as part of an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. The product that I am reviewing today is Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream* from Amaranth. Firstly I must apologise for the quality of the photos in this post, both the box and the tube are both highly reflective which made it very difficult to get decent photos with any sort of light! Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream is a facial moisturiser but it feels and looks like a cross between a serum and a moisturiser. It’s quite perfumed and melts into the skin fast, aiming to give elasticity and moisture to the skin. Some of the natural ingredients include Rosa Centifola Flower Water, Panax Ginseng Root Extract and Chamomilla Recutita Flower...

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in A Lister

Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in A Lister

I bought this Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss on a bit of a whim at duty free last month, when I was travelling to Amsterdam. I always like to treat myself to a new lipstick whenever I travel on a plane, and as Leeds Bradford Airport is slightly limited in its choice of duty free make-up I quickly decided to go with this offering from Benefit. Ultra Plush Lip Glosses are quite a new product from Benefit and they’re available in 6 different sugary sweet shop shades, I chose A-Lister, a shimmery peach shade as I thought it would look great layered over a nude or a pink lipstick. It’s quite a gloopy, thick lip gloss, and it has a strong, sweet flavour/scent that is just like fruity ice cream! I love the art deco inspired cardboard packaging and the decadent moulded plastic lid, a lot of thought has gone into the Ultra Plush Lip Gloss packaging and it really stands out from other lip glosses. The little green ribbon...

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Bath & Body, Haircare | 4 comments

Roger & Gallet – Huile Gourmande

Roger & Gallet – Huile Gourmande

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I was asked if I would try this Huile Gourmande Ultra Nourishing Oil* from Roger & Gallet. I’d never tried a skincare product from Roger & Gallet before and thought of them as a brand that do lovely little packaged gift boxes of soap but nothing more. But now that I’ve tried it I am literally hooked! Firstly I love the packaging of this Roger & Gallet oil, the rose gold coloured glass bottle is really beautiful and the back of the bottle has a pretty fig illustration running down the length. I love Roger & Gallet’s branding too, it’s pretty and traditionaly without being old fashioned. The oil is dispensed from the bottle via a spray, and it spritzes out just enough – a really well thought out bottle. The oil contains grape, pomegranate, blackcurrant, apricot and sweet almond oils, rich in omega 6 and antioxidant vitamins A and E, and it has the most beautiful fruity scent. It reminds...

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 0 comments

Kiehls – Ultra Facial Cream & Creme de Corps Review

Kiehls – Ultra Facial Cream & Creme de Corps Review

I received these little beauties from Kiehl’s in my Selfridges beauty advent calendar. Kiehl’s is a good traditional brand, founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village over 150 years ago. I love their packaging – it’s very simple with no frills and the ingredients are clearly displayed on each item. I have been using the Ultra Facial Cream moisturiser at night before I go to bed. It’s a very simple, white cream with not much scent, the consistency is not too thick and not too thin. You only need a small amount and it nicely moisturises the skin without leaving it feeling sticky or oily. Plus my skin doesn’t feel dry in the morning when I wake up. Kiehl’s claim that Ultra Facial Cream moisturises skin for up to 24 hours – I’ve not tried out this claim, but in my opinion it definitely moisturises the skin well. Creme de Corps is a light moisturising body cream, I had expected the consistency to be a bit...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Benefit – Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

Benefit – Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

I’m a sucker for a make-up kit and I just ADORE Benefit’s make-up box collections. This one is Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit and it’s one of my favourites. It contains five of Benefit’s most popular products: High Beam – enhances the complexion with a luminescent shine Benetint – a ‘sexy flush in a bottle’ for lips and cheeks Sugarbomb powder and brush – creates a natural radiance for cheeks Sugarbomb Ultra Plush – a luxurious and silky lip gloss High Beam is one of Benefit’s bestsellers and it’s easy to see why. This satiny pink liquid highlighter can be used all over the face for a radiant glow, or just as a spot highlighter on cheekbones. See the swatch image below – I haven’t rubbed it in too much so you can clearly see the shimmer. I use this all the time, it’s lovely in Summer, and if you have a great complexion you can just wear a little High Beam on it’s own on your cheeks for a...

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