Thursday, 29 April 2010

Another Palette From Claire's

Since I had so much luck with the other Claire's palette I purchased which you can see my review here.
I decided to cave in and buy another palette which costs £5.00, this one has 10 shadows which are about the size of a 2 pence piece. The eyeshadow pans are decorated with butterflies and iridescent overlay.
Now I was expecting all bright pigmented colours but in this palette what you will receive is a hit and miss. Most of them are ok, others are not very good and a few are actually really pigmented.
They aren't the smoothest shadows but are very easy to blend.

Overall I would say it's a really cute palette and fun if you like to play around with colour. Obviously you could get them to work much better if you use a eyeshadow primer/base.





Tuesday, 27 April 2010

*~Cellnique~*

I was sent these products by Selina from Cellnique for reviewing purposes.

Cellnique is a skincare brand based in Malaysia but will ship worldwide. All their
prices are in US Dollars.
I have never tried this brand or knew about it before but I did a Google search and it looks very popular. There's a variety of products on the website to treat all different types of skin and common problems a lot of us share.
The brand to me looks very pricey and I would say it comes under what you would call 'high-end' but the question is do they do what they say?
Cellnique's website is easy to use and all their products have their ingredients written clearly.


My Skin- I'm very fair and I do have a good amount of freckles and a few discolouration marks which also comes with dark circles like a thirsty vampire.

I was sent two full sized products of Contour Complex C , Derma Brightening Complex and a mini sample of Derma Whitening Essence.


The products come with a quality seal inside so you get a piece of mind that it hasn't been contaminated which I think all skincare should have, even though their boxed and if not to have one of those clear plastic seals.


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Cellnique Derma Brightening Complex which is $41.00 USD & approx £26.00 GBP

What They Say...

"Description

Formulated with exclusive Triple Action Melano-Targeting technology, this strongly effective yet gentle formulation works excellent on skin discoloration, dull and uneven skin tone, restores skin’s luminous glow without provoking any skin irritation or peeling. Unprecedented clarity radiates from within.


Benefits

*Works on skin discoloration, dull and uneven skin tone
*Exfoliates dead skin cells without provoking skin irritation
*Rich moisturizing arributes for skin softening
*Promoting a firmer skin texture
*Antioxidant protection for the skin"


What I Think....

Packaging- In a medicine dropper form which I think is very precise and hygienic.

Texture- Quite thin and very easy to gently massage around your face. It does go slightly sticky at first but it does dry and soaks into your skin quickly. So applying your moisturiser or SPF etc straight away after is fine. It looks like Maple Syrup but obviously the colour doesn't come out like that on you and appears clear.

Scent- Again it actually smells a little like Maple Syrup. :)

Results- I've been using this for around two weeks, using this day and night with my skincare regime and I can tell you that my skin has visibly improved. My complexion looks a lot fresher and even and my dark spots and blemishes have faded, they are still very much visible but they have indeed got lighter. Obviously prominent freckles and beauty marks remain the same. :)
My skin has been left smooth and my makeup glides on particularly better. Sometimes just sometimes you do get what you pay for.







Contour C Complex 24% Vitamin C which is $64.00 USD & approx £41.00 GBP


What They Say....

"Description

Contain high concentration of vitamin C to help promote the regeneration of connective tissue through the stimulation of fibroblast. Regular use will dramatically help reduce the signs of aging, fine lines and boost a firmer and smoother skin.


Benefits

*Reduces signs of ageing (fine lines and wrinkles) & an Antioxidant. "


What I Think......


Packaging-Same as the product above, medicine dropper form.

Texture- Looks thick but goes on and applies like water so it's very easy to apply which I dot around my eye area and blend in gently, it also has a milky orange tone to it which doesn't show up on the skin.

Scent- Like a lighter version of pure orange juice.

Results- Now what I can tell you is that I'm a smoker and yes I do want to eventually give up, everyone knows it's not good for the skin. As of yet I don't have any prominent fine lines, obviously teeny expression ones show up when pulling certain faces which everyone has. With the ingredients that this eye treatment has I do feel that it will help to prevent ones in the future. I don't think I've ever seen a brand with a content of that much Vitamin C. My problem is of course dark circles but this certain product doesn't say anything about that, so I'm going to try this with my Clinique All About Eyes Rich eye cream and see how that goes.

To be honest I do think it's a too hefty price tag and I would prefer a eye product to be able to care for multiple problems (dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles) and there's a whole bunch out there that do that at a fraction of the price.




Monday, 26 April 2010

Lime Crime Lipsticks

Yesterday was my birthday (21..ahh old) and me and my Bf went on a shopping trip and one of the things he bought me was some Lime Crime lipsticks which as you may know already have recently been launched at SpaceNK.
Now with all the controversy spreading over the web of the repackaged eyeshadows Doe Deere of Lime Crime sells on her website. I still decided to pick two of the lipsticks because I love the colour range and I don't think it would be possible that the lipsticks are repackaged as I'm sure SpaceNK wouldn't sell them. :)
Strange enough only the lipsticks are available at SpaceNK.
Each lipstick costs £14.00 and there are 10 daring shades to choose from.

Packaging- Is really nice and some have been comparing it to the long ago MAC Heatherette collection. I have two lippies from this collection and I can see a few similarities but nothing major.
Lime Crime's lipsticks are bigger and fatter with much more of a purple pink shade, featuring unicorns.

Texture- A little dry probably because they have too much pigment in them. :)
I have heard that some of the shades are more moisturising than others.
I was expecting it to be a little like MAC's Amplified lipsticks. You do have to remember to exfoliate the lips before applying which I didn't do and maybe a lip balm underneath. I reckon Nivea's Light Kiss would be perfect.

Scent- A vanilla scent like MAC's but lighter and there's no horrid taste to the lipsticks.

Longevity- Colour wears very well and leaves a even stain which I like.









(Sorry for the small lip pics ahead as it looks pretty atrocious as I didn't prepare my lips as recommended by Doe Deere)


D'Lilac- Pure milky lilac with no pink undertones at all.



No She Didn't- The Brightest milky blue, just like the colour of Bubblegum Ice-Creams you got from the Ice-Cream Van. I do think it would look better on me mixed with black lipstick, so I might give this a try.

Miss Sporty's Punk It Up! Lipgloss over No She Didn't- Doesn't wear as well, probably because the gloss is too slippery!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

*~Sparkling Blossom Tree EOTD~*

Inspired by the newly emerged white blossoms, with a sparkling twist.
I actually put glitter liner in the crease which I've done on a few occasions but never took pictures.


~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion

Mascara- Maybelline Pulse Perfection
Eyeliner- Revlon Liquid Liner, The Body Shop Sparkle Eyeliner in 01.
Eyeshadow- Cover Girl Shimmering Onyx, Urban Decay Ammo Palette (Polyester Bride, Mildew),
Collection 2000 Angelic Palette (Silvery White).








Monday, 19 April 2010

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 11

Boots Expert Triple Blade Disposable Razors- These are the best disposables I have tried so far and believe me I've tried a ton of brands. I don't use shaving gel when I shave, just plain water or soap and these leave me really silky smooth without any nasty nicks....touch wood and I'm very sensitive. I've been through about 4 packs of these.


Body Fantasies Fragrance Body Spray
Oh my goodness, why can't the UK make sprays that smell so beautifully intense and sweet like these? As far as I know they're only available in the States.

Cotton Candy Fantasy- Remember Boots used to have a Sugar Plum spray from their old Glitter Babes line? This smells exactly like that!

Clean Lavender Vanilla Fantasy- Hardly any Lavender but loads of sweet Vanilla and Parma Violet.
Even the bottle cap is cute with an Angel Fairy! ahaha



Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in 11 Shake It Up!- A beautiful royal glitzy purple. I love these liners, they're always so true to what they look like in the bottle.




GOSH Extreme Art Eye Liner in 26- A very sheer puny grey with little mixed coloured sparkles, not really impressed with this one but I can't complain as it was free with More magazine which I told you all about. :)


Sunday, 18 April 2010

~*Coral Pink Glitz EOTD*~


Done in the morning and taken in the evening. :)

~Products Used~

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- Maybelline Pulse Perfection
Eyeliner- Revlon Liquid Liner, Collection 2000 Glam Crystals 8 Dancing Queen.
Eyeshadow- Cover Girl Shimmering Onyx, AFC Delicious Adventure, Barry M 927 Candy Floss, Bloom Eskimo.






Friday, 16 April 2010

L'Oreal Color Riche Serum Lipstick in S 101 Freshly Candy

Remember the Renewal Lash Serum? Now L'Oreal have a special serum in their new range of lipsticks too. Still a Color Riche Lipstick but with a core of serum, now I'm thinking why didn't they just blend it all the way through their lipstick? Everyone of us applies our lipstick differently and not all of us are going to get to the core of serum.

What does the serum do?

L'Oreal say..

"Your skin has its care routine but what about your lips?
A L’Oréal 1st! A boosting serum at the heart of a lipstick, containing Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, to hydrate and plump with moisture.
Lips are enveloped in voluptuous colour that doesn’t feather.

Result? More defined, younger-looking lips."

In my opinion I much prefer the texture of the standard Color Riche lipsticks, while it still has the same gorgeous violet vanilla candy scent the texture is a lot sheerer and lighter, I'm gathering it's something to do with the serum in the middle. Sure it is moisturising but not like they make it out to be.
The longevity is great, when it does wear away it lives a nice even stain and no I didn't notice any bleeding which is all good. :)

I chose 'Freshly Candy' which is a nice pinky warm salmon shade.

Priced at £8.99 which is quite expensive for drugstore, I don't think I will repurchase unless they're on offer.