The Face Shop Pencils Review

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The Face Shop Pencils

Obtained: PR provided.

Thoughts:

I love The Face Shop, it’s one of my favorite brands for skin care products. I’ve only ever ventured into their make up a couple of times but I was never particularly wowed. This time I bought a dark purple eyeshadow stick and a creamy white pencil.

The white pencil:

The colour is really shimmery and the texture is creamy, it applies so much easier than most of my other pencils which is awesome because I like using it on my waterline. This I would absolutely buy again and it’s become one of the most important pieces in my make up set.

The dark purple eye shadow stick:

I have the light purple/pink one of these already which I quite liked but I found that one was hard to get pigment out of. This one didn’t have that problem at all, it gives a nice dark shimmery purple. I like the consistency but it does have a tendency to crease. I like to use it with a brush as an eyeliner because the staying power is quite good like that. I probably wouldn’t buy this again because of the creasing.

Would I buy The Face Shop Pencils again: Yes on the pencil because it’s awesome but no on the shadow stick because it’s a bit too creasy for me. I will definitely have another look at the collection in general.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Review

I love when good people’s hard work pays off. This is one of those times, I’ve known Kaz from her blog Pretty Random online for years and she is so nice, her posts are hilarious and she does awesome nail polish swatches. Anyway fast forward to a while ago and she announced that she was going to be launching her own line of cosmetics. A cosmetics line which took her massive amount of knowledge from testing other people’s products into account. She and I have very similar taste when it comes to polish so it was at that point that the drool started forming on the side of my mouth.

Then she started posting swatches of her samples and I was so excited that I started throwing money at my computer screen and hoping some of that glittery goodness would magically appear on my desk. Funnily enough with her store not open yet that didn’t work XD However she did contact me a few weeks ago and offer to send some samples over for me to try so YAY that!

This is what arrived in my post box from Pretty Serious Cosmetics:

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Bioderma Crealine AR

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Bioderma Crealine AR

Obtained: PR provided.

Thoughts:

After the success I had with the other Bioderma products I was looking forward to trying this one. It was recommended to me after I had a particularly nasty allergic reaction to some eyelash glue as it helps remove redness and helps problem skin. When I have reactions I get eczema too and this has ingredients to help correct that.

It did! Really really well actually 😀

Basically it is a green tinted moisturiser to be used daily to help sensitive skin with redness. I personally didn’t think the green tint reduced any redness visibly because it’s such a thin solution that is absorbed into the skin right away. It made my skin feel really smooth and great instantly and it also helped to remove the eczema within around a week. Anything that means less eczema is a good thing in my books!

The formula is Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic which I love.

The biggest thing I can say about this is that it really did help my skin, after prolonged daily use I can really see the difference in my skin’s texture and tone so I think that’s the biggest positive of all. Love it!

So this was another positive experience with the Bioderma range and it makes me want to not bother even testing other skin care products anymore and just stick with this range exclusively.
Would I buy Bioderma Crealine AR again: Yes, absolutely!

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Hello Kitty Cosmetics Competition And Review- CLOSED!

Limited edition Hello Kitty make up? Oh yes please. After my last review of the Hello Kitty range (cough and seeing my sizable collection of it) their PR department was lovely enough to send me some of the new limited edition items that are out this month and offer some prize packs for you guys!

YAY HELLO KITTY COMPETITION!

Review first then competition details at the end 😀

First up the limited edition items starting with the compact mirror.

Thoughts:

It came in a little protective bag which was a nice touch. It’s light black plastic with a slightly shiny finish. The Hello Kitty print on the front is made from silver hologram which has a rainbow finish in the sun. It’s quite subtle but very cute.

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Yellow Face Shop Nail Polish Swatch

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Yellow Face Shop Nail Polish

Price: $4

Obtained: Came free with some of my other purchases

Thoughts:

I love the finish on this polish, it’s so creamy and cute and it has a very slight shimmer through it which looks great in the sun but isn’t too overpowering. It’s quite opaque and perfect for Spring and Summer themed nails. I think it would go well with Konad because of the consistency.

Would I buy Yellow Face Shop Nail Polish again: Yes it’s a nice canary colour.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Cosmetics Plus Blue Nail Polish Swatch

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Cosmetics Plus Blue Nail Polish

Price: Around $4

Obtained: Bought

Thoughts:

This polish is a bit of a mystery, no brand name, no markings, no nothing and no information from the shop staff. It’s a pity because it’s an awesome polish and I would love to know where it comes from so I could buy more in the range now that I don’t have any Cosmetics Plus near me.

So this one is an interesting blue/green. I don’t think it would be suitable for konad because it’s such a subtle colour. Still very pretty and it goes really well with a lot of other polishes in the range.

Would I buy Cosmetics Plus Blue Nail Polish again: I personally wouldn’t buy it but considering other people’s reactions I would suggest testing it out in store for yourself before making a decision.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

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