Eye Shadow -Soap and Glory - Lid Stuff - What's Nude
RosePeacock 6/18/2012 4:15:00 AM
I've yet to use the colours in this palette on my actual lids. To be honest I don't often wear eyeshadow, however I'm in love with the shade on the bottom left called 'Mudhoney'. It's a great powder for filling in my blonde brows. It's not too dark, nor is it too yellow, red... If you have blonde/fair brows then you know how frustrating it can be to find a decent match! I like how it's not too warm as I always look for something on the ashy side - it's just a fab light brown that fits the bill. The shadow isn't chalky in the slightest so it goes on really nicely. If you wanted a bolder brow then it can be easily built up. Oh, and I should also add that it's completely matte with no shimmer, which would be odd for brows! The whole palette costs £10 from Boots which, for the quality, is pretty reasonable. I think I'd pay £10 just for the Mudhoney shadow alone.
Misc Beauty Tools -Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Essential Tweezers
RosePeacock 6/4/2012 1:32:00 PM
I've had these tweezers for a looong time. I'm thinking it's around the 5yr mark, if not more. Haven't managed to lose them! They're still really sharp which is great. They have a little cushioned grip which makes them very comfortable to use. I find them to be very precise - I can get to even the shortest hairs without any trouble. I'd really like to try out the Tweezerman brand but I can't justify spending that much on tweezers right now. For the time being I'm more than happy to continue using the Jemma Kidd ones as they do a really good job.
Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden - Body Scrub
RosePeacock 6/3/2012 8:44:00 AM
I think this smells divine! Reminds me of holidays for some reason. No, not the sun lotion, coconutty smell! It's actually patchouli and orange oil. I like this scrub as it doesn't dry my skin out and doesn't feel too harsh going on. It leaves my skin very soft with a scent that lingers. I'd buy this again if I had the cash. At the moment it's just a little on the expensive side at around £5.
Lotions/ Creams -Boots - Luxury Deep Moisturising Foot Cream
RosePeacock 6/3/2012 8:31:00 AM
On the Boots website this product is described as follows; 'A soothing, medicated and antiseptic foot cream with natural extracts of mint, lavender and marshmallow to nourish and soften hard dry skin' I haven't been using this cream for long as it's a recent purchase, however I'm liking what I'm seeing. It spreads like a dream and is quickly absorbed if you don't like having greasy feet. The smell is lovely, quite herby but still really pleasant. I like that it comes in a glass jar as it makes using it feel more like a treat rather than a boring necessity. A little goes a long way so I can see it lasting a fair while. My heels are looking more hydrated as are my toe nails. I'd buy this product again if nothing else took my fancy.
Oh My Gosh! I love my Ped Egg! I honestly don't know what I'd do without it. My feet are my problem children... I've really had to whip them into shape. Ever since I bought my Ped Egg that job has been made sooo much easier. I tend to use mine once a week, whilst using a pumice stone in the shower in-between. It's made a huge difference to the appearance of my heels. I don't want hooves, I want smooth, pretty feet (well, as pretty as feet can be!) and this is helping me to achieve that goal. Also, I'm one of those weird people who loves to see all the 'dust' that's been collected. I know it's rather sad, but it gives me a lot of satisfaction knowing that it's doing the job! I've never gone too far and experienced any soreness. You'll know when to stop. After a 'session' I like to slather my feet in whatever foot cream I'm using at the time, before popping on my socks. I've had mine for a couple of years now and it's still going strong. It's nice to know I can buy replacement blades if they get dull. For me it was a great buy and I'd recommend it to anyone.
I bought this quite recently and I really like it. It's a pinky peach shade that works well with my pale complexion. I like how it gives a nice touch of warmth to my face. I'm not too keen on the packaging as it'll show up all your fingerprints, but for the price it's not going to bother me too much. I chucked away the brush it came with, because of course it's poo. I do like the mirror inside though as it's a decent size. If you already have a large blush collection you may want to give this a pass as it's not very unique. Pretty, yes, but nothing revolutionary.
Mascara -Superdrug - MUA Mascara - Shade 1 (Clear)
RosePeacock 6/2/2012 10:27:00 AM
I bought this to help tame my eyebrows. However it just doesn't have the hold that I'd like. You get a decent amount of product for a pound, but what good is that if it's not up to the job? I'm going to keep on using it for the time being as I can't really afford a replacement at the moment. I also find it quite hard to actually get the gel onto my brows. I have to really work it it, which isn't very pleasant as the brush is rather scratchy. I won't be using it as a mascara because I don't see the point in clear mascara. Overall a disappointing purchase.
I'm currently using up a little sample vial of this fragrance. To be honest there's not much to say about it! It's not a very complex scent. I just get citrusy floral notes. It's nice enough, if a little boring! - if someone happened to offer me a bottle, I wouldn't say no.
Eyeliner -Superdrug - MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner - Snow White
RosePeacock 6/2/2012 9:17:00 AM
For the price (£1) there's not much to grumble about. I've used this on my waterline to brighten my eyes. It glides on like nothing else I've tried - this is due to the castor oil and cocoa butter in the ingredients. However there's a downside to this as one time it made my eye a little blurry. It doesn't stay on for long, so would need reapplying throughout the day, though I don't bother with that and just let it fade. It's an okay product. Although I like it, I don't love it.
Lipstick -Unlisted Brand - technic Lipstick in Indian Red
RosePeacock 5/9/2012 1:23:00 PM
Think I've found the perfect coral lipstick! Really too excited than I should be... I discovered it at Bodycare of all places (fellow UK girls will know the shop) It cost me about a pound as part of the rather low-end 'technic' range. I only really bought it out of curiosity, but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise indeed. It's not too orange, nor too pink. Definitely an understated coral. Also there's very little shimmer, which is always a plus in my book. Yes the packaging is cheap, and yes, it does smell cheap (hence 4 lippie rating) yet I can't help but sing its praises. For reference I'm fair (quite freckly too) with dark blonde hair and green eyes. Seems to compliment that combination, which I'm happy about. On a side note, I've also recently tried the clear gloss from technic which has a fantastic formula, and the concealer stick with tea tree performs really well too considering the price.
I have this powder in 'Fair'. Unfortunately I can't use this as I would a regular powder, it's just too dark for my pale skin (think Revlon Colorstay Ivory). However it works great as a bronzer or a nudey blush. For such a cheap product it's surprisingly fine milled. I've come across worse in more expensive brands. So if you're medium toned and up then I'd recommend this - seriously, don't sleep on L.A Colors pressed powder! For such a low price you don't have much to lose. I just wish they did a lighter shade that I could use all-over my face.
This is a cracking trio from Rimmel. I will say now that it is discontinued, but it can still be found online. The colours you get are as follows; an off-white highlight, a light taupe for all over lid and a plum purple for crease and/or eyeliner. I'm very impressed with the colour pay-off. Rimmel eyeshadows aren't known for their pigmentation, but these are really rather decent. They aren't shimmery - I'd say they have more of a satin finish. I found them easy to blend and very smooth. Also Rimmel haven't been stingy as you get a generous amount of each. The shades work well with my cool tones and green eyes - makes them pop. The packaging is bulky and isn't the most attractive thing in the world to look at, but it's what's inside that counts! So yep, a hit from Rimmel which is worth hunting down.
I originally bought a Creme Puff compact in the shade 'Candle Glow' - however it was waaay too dark for me. Very orange! Recently I decided to give it another go, but this time I did my research on the shades and picked 'Truly Fair'. It's a much better match. I actually really like the smell, it's nostalgic and strangely comforting. I wouldn't recommend you using a powder puff to apply this with. I use my ELF Complexion brush and it works really well for setting and mattifying purposes. - personally, I wouldn't use it as an all-over powder foundation. I do think that for what it is, it's too expensive. Also, if you're thinking of trying out Creme Puff I think it's best to see what the shade are like in person. A lot of the online swatches I've come across are completely off!
This was my first HE foundation. I bought it in the shade '01 Alabaster'. I tended to save it for either going out, or for when I needed the extra coverage. I felt it was a bit much for day-to-day use. It's very true to the 'Even Better' claim. It did a good job of covering redness - I'd say it's on the higher end of medium coverage, if that makes sense. I liked that it went on smoothly and didn't exaggerate pores. The packaging is very hygienic which is another plus. However after having had more experience with foundation, I can now see that it's too dark for me - by at least 2 shades. I'm a very pale British girl with Scottish ancestry, so as you can imagine even the palest shades of foundation can look a little off! It's a shame that it wasn't a good match, but I really do prefer my face to match my neck and chest. I know that a lot of people have had a hard time trying to get a match in Clinique, but if you can find a shade in this line that works for you, then I think you'll really enjoy using it. If it helps for ref shades that suit me are; Almay Nearly Naked - Buff Almay Nearly Naked - Ivory Revlon Photoready - Ivory Revlon Colorstay - Ivory Everyday Minerals Base - Fair ELF All Over Cover Stick - Light Beige
Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Translucent Powder
RosePeacock 4/19/2012 7:17:00 AM
I had to delete the review I did for this product a while back. Unfortunately it's caused me to break out pretty bad. I'm really gutted. I thought it was sooo perfect. It's a great match for super pale girls and it gave pretty decent oil control. I want to love it, but I just can't. I'd still recommend it, but it may not work for those with blemish-prone skin.