Sunday, 23 November 2014

Empties & Mini Reviews!

I've been making more of an effort to actually use things up rather than almost finishing them and then moving on to something else. This is just a little round-up of the things I've finally finished and remembered to save rather than throw straight in the recycling!

ModelCo Power Lash Mascara
Awful! Gloopy and impossible to use!

Seventeen Blow Out Mascara
Seventeen mascaras are really nice. I enjoyed using this one because it was so reliable, no flaking or smudging at all. 

W7 Magic Eyes Mascara
The wand is pretty strange on this one and it didn't really give much length or volume. I wouldn't recommend it.

Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
This smells like plastic, not very pleasant at all!

Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm
There's still some left in the tube but it's impossible to squeeze out, which is a shame because I really liked this lip balm especially as an overnight treatment.

Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream
This was unexpectedly really nice! I'm not sure it will replace my love for Vichy eye creams, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The Rose Tree Lip Balm
Not my favourite lip balm ever, but it was really nice. Again, I liked using this at night time and kept the pot on my bedside table. 

Suti Purity Balm
A really lovely multi-use balm that works wonders at soothing dry skin. 

The Bakewell Soap Company Pocket Balm
This saved my skin when I had a cold recently. Super hydrating and really useful to have on hand for any areas of dry skin.

Amie Spot Clearing Gel
This was okay. It's not a miracle worker but it's also not insanely drying either. 

Rituals Qi Gong Antiperspirant
The scent of this is amazing, it's a little on the pricey side but I would absolutely repurchase.

Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion
Absolutely loved this body lotion and I'll be looking into the Burt's Bees range for sure because I've been really impressed with the products I have tried. 

Weleda Millet Shampoo
Not a fan of the scent and it's a little too heavy for my fine hair. 

Blanx White Shock Toothpaste
I can't say that I noticed a huge difference in the whiteness of my teeth, was a nice toothpaste though. 

Ultradex Breath Spray
I've had this in my bag for a little while and I never reach for it. I'd rather have a mint or something!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
I've loved this concealer for a long time. It gives incredible coverage, but it feels a little heavy for me at the moment so I've replaced it with the Seventeen Stay Time.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
A really beautiful tinted moisturiser that I will definitely repurchase next year!

Revlon Lip Butters in 'Cupcake' and 'Sweet Tart'
I still love the lip butters, they feel so comfortable and they're so easy to apply. I'm not sure that I would repurchase these exact colours again, but I might go and have a look at some of the shades I haven't tried before. 

So Susan Luminizer
This isn't technically an empty, but I had to put it into a different container because the lip snapped off. Their packaging isn't the best but the product itself is beautiful, not too shimmery just lovely and glowy.

- xo

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ted Baker Pout & Prejudice | Christmas Gift Guide

Ted Baker Pout and Prejudice Lipstick Set* (£15)

Ahh, pout and prejudice! What a fabulous name! The Ted Baker Christmas gift collection is wonderful this year, from the packaging to the actual products themselves, it's all been so well thought out and designed. Inside this lovely tin with vintage style illustrations are three lipsticks; a wearable nude, a peach-pink and a rich red encased in sturdy pale lilac pink & rose gold plastic tubes with very secure lids.

I adore the tin packaging, it's so nice to have something that you can keep and use for other things rather than having to put a cardboard or plastic box straight in the bin or into the recycling. 

The lipstick shades themselves have been really well chosen and I think they would all work beautifully on many different skin tones. The nude isn't too pale or too deep, the peach pink is a perfect everyday colour and the red is bold & perfect for the festive season. They're all creamy, pigmented, not too glossy or too matte, and apply very evenly on the lips.

I would be more than thrilled to open this on Christmas morning, I think it's really lovely and really well priced especially because it's available at Boots and they currently have 3 for 2 across their gift range!

Are you a Ted Baker fan?
Is this something you would like to receive as a gift?

- xo

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