Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Constance Carroll Natural Glow in 1 Rose Glow

Constance Carroll is a budget UK makeup brand. Never really seen in chain stores but always at open markets, fairs and car boot sales. I remember going through a ton of their black liquid eyeliner as a early teen and always loved it. 

I came across a bunch of Constance Carroll products at Cosmetics Fairy for £2.25. To my surprise this big compact caught my eye, I have never seen this before and of course I love highlighters! 

The pressed powder is described as a 'Soft powder for all over radiance. Sweep over face and neck for a gorgeous glow'. 

Now for certain this product does not contain any 'Glow' it's completely matte and I find that strange for something marketed as 'Glow'. It's the palest pink colour you're going to get and the swatch almost didn't show up for me if it wasn't for my neutral near yellow undertones (I had to really apply heavily for swatch to show up). Since there is no sort of glow and being the colour it is, it probably isn't a worthy purchase for us with a pale skintone. However I have found a use for it and that is to tame down overdone blush and of course using this sparingly as a face powder. The product has a nice smooth texture although when you swirl a brush you will get quite a messy pan with fallout. 

I would really love to this one on darker skintones and I believe it would do more of it's purpose on being a highlighter. It's a huge compact with 20g worth of product.

Purchased at Cosmetics Fairy

Monday, 25 February 2013

Vaseline Healthy Hands + Stronger Nails Hand Cream

Vaseline has quite a vast range of products and not just their petroleum jelly which comes to mind.

Healthy Hands + Stronger Nails Hand Cream - With Keratin + Stratys and multi-layer moisture. Vaseline claims a non-greasy fast absorbing formula which softens hands and strengthens nails by 50%

As for calling it a 'Hand Cream' I find it too thin for the 'Cream' title it's more of a lotion. I find that it's very fast-absorbing and non greasy. I don't know if it's the tube or the thin consistency but quite often you'll squeeze out more than you need which can be problem as you will obviously waste product.

For moisturisation and softening hands I think it's great for a quick fix for on the go, but not for deep hydration. I can also add that I haven't noticed any improvement to my nails.

There's a very light scent to it which is floral fruity type which to me smells a little cheap, it's not that of a big deal but there you go.

A quick pick me up for your handbag but I wouldn't expect miracles. RRP £3.41
Purchased at Boots

Sunday, 17 February 2013

A Small Look FOTD

As there isn't many. I don't really enjoy taking full face pics I tell you that! ^_^

~Products Used~

Face- Holika Holika All That BB Cream, StarGazer Pressed Powder White, L'Oreal Touche Magique, Etude House Face Color Corset #1 Highlight Fit, George Shimmer Me No.3 Halo.

Brows- Rimmel Brow Pencil Hazel, Asda Unbranded Clear Mascara.

Eyes- Urban Decay Primer Potion, L'Oreal Lash Architect Mascara, Rimmel Kohl Pencil 071 Pure White,
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black, Twilight Beauty Volturi Labyrinth Frost, MUA Shade 2 - Pearl, MAC Black Tied, Me Me Me Argent, StarGazer Velvet Eyeshadow Deep Red.

Lips- Lancome Contour Pro Lip Liner 110 Rouge Tulipe, MUA Lipstick Shade 4.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Vampiress Beauty Randomness 39

Love Hearts Pucker Up Lip Gloss Collection - Received at Xmas from my son (late posting I know!) I actually thought they'd be clear sweet scented balm type glosses but to my surprise they actually aren't. These are very pigmented wearable glosses in a variety of shades, finishes and colours. However they don't actually smell like the Love Heart sweets but they do smell very sweet indeed!

Bomb Cosmetics Raspberry Supreme Handmade Soap With Essential Oils- Unlike Lush this brand doesn't really get talked about that often, but seriously does this soap smell nice! I haven't brought myself to use it yet but it looks very promising. Have a look at the website they have quite a wide amount of bath treats which look as appealing as a sweet shop.

L'Oreal Color Riche Shine Gelee in 101 Shiny Grapefruit- A rediscovered product from my stash that I'm loving a lot but sadly it's one that is discontinued. However it's not hard to snag one round the web at cheap prices. These Shiny Gelees remind me much like all the lip butters they currently have on the market now.
Shiny Grapefruit is a pigmented glossy mauve rose pink with tiny shimmers. I find this lipstick very hydrating and feels great on the lips considering it's enriched with Royal Jelly.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Accessorize You Are Everything 32 Shade Eye Palette

There are two versions of this 32 shades palette from Accessorize the one I have 'You Are Everything' contains more variety and type rainbow shades compared to the 'Lovely Day' which is more for neutral lovers. 'You Are Everything' still has some neutrals thrown in.

Packaging- Comes in a cardboard flip style with hidden magnetic closure, it also has a elastic fabric band for extra security. Inside you will find a descent sized mirror, all 32 shadows and there happens to be no applicators. The pans are quite small about the size of a 1 penny coin but I have seen smaller pans and they've used all the space for shadows.

From mattes, shimmers to frosty metallics the palette contains a variety of finishes as well as hues. Most have a extremely good colour payoff  but there happens to be a few duds. For example the mauve colour on the bottom has very poor pigment and seems to be hard work to pick up any product. However the black shade is unbelievably jet black and full of pigment, the frosty metallic shades too are bursting with pigment and blend with ease. All have a smooth texture but some are buttery than others. With use I'm sure the ones that aren't so good will improve with use, it's happened to me many times. Thankfully there are more good than bad.

Longevity could vary but these hold up the day on me as I don't wear any shadow without primer.

Overall it's a lovely palette and there's plenty of play to be had!
RRP is £9.00

Purchased at Tesco

Friday, 1 February 2013

Washed Out EOTD

 All eyeshadows applied lightly :)

Base- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara- L'Oreal Lash Architect
Eyeliner- Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black, Barry M Kohl Pencil 30 White.

Eyeshadow- Stila Kitten, Bloom Eskimo, Carlo Di Roma 45, Carlo Di Roma Shiny Powder No13, Twilight Beauty Volturi Labyrinth Frost.