After reading other reviews for my skin type I tried this one - I was fed up of experimenting. This foundation is great! Its a traditional foundation and you use with a make up sponge (lets face it, these are only pence each), but this gives perfect coverage and finish. I have VERY pale skin and this suited great and stayed for hours at a wedding and I still looked good even after a few glasses of champers! (Even if I do say so myself!) Covered acne great. Think I have found my foundation after years of trying! yeay!
Skincare - Body -Elemis - Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt
rachysetty 7/8/2011 1:00:00 PM
This is another amazing elemis product! It leaves your skin a little oily if you use too much. It melts easily when you put it in a basin of warm water or leave on a sunny window sill while you bath or shower. I use every couple of weeks after I shave to really treat my legs and my skin feels and smells great. I also use it after I exfoliate all over. Lovely.
Amazing! Smells great and moisturises and treats my skin to just the right amount - my skin is left feeling great and not over greasy or stingy as some face treatments do. I love it.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Nutri-Gloss Intensive Shine
rachysetty 7/8/2011 12:46:00 PM
I have thick curly/wavy hair (a lot of it and the hair itself is thick) and need a really good conditioner to get into the hair and keep it in good condition. This really works. I towel dry my hair after shampooing, massage into the end and lightly rub over the roots (my hair gets gready easily), leave for a couple of minutes and comb with a wide tooth comb and leave as long as I can (I tend to shave my legs!) and rinse. My hair always feels great afterwards. It has taken me a long time to get a good routine after tips from hairdressers and my own investigations, I hope that this technique helps others with thick hair!
Conditioner -Pantene - Pantene Smooth and Sleek Conditioner
rachysetty 7/8/2011 12:41:00 PM
My hair is slightly curly and thick, but I did not find this conditioned my hair enough and did not leave it sleek really. It is a thick conditioner which is good, but there are better products out there in this price range.
I had this product bought for me and I find that although it is supposed to give sleek results, it doesn't really and it just makes my greasy prone hair greasier, quicker. It does not seem to clean my hair properly and it then gives me spots on my scalp as well as dry skin if I really don't scrub my scalp when using it.
This is a great colour bronzer. but only in the summer months for me with my fair skin. It comes with a brush but this is not great and I use a big bronzer brush to give me an even overall coverage, although small box does make this hard. Gourgeous packaging as always from benefit. Lasts for ages and does not have stupid sparkles in that some do which just make my oily skin look oilier.
I use this if I cannot get hold of a Collection 2000 product I use. I have blonde eyebrows and need to pencil them in. This is slightly too dark than I want, but it is a light brown! It does have a gingery tint to it so does not look out of place with my red hair. It is a great price and the brush end comes in useful to blend. Not perfect for me, but a great product.
Highlighters -Collection 2000 - Highlighter - Palm Beach
rachysetty 7/8/2011 12:25:00 PM
I regularly use this highlighter instead of the YSL one I was forking out for. Packaging is cheap but it works really well. I often use if just over moisturiser just to pep up my face and I think it is brilliant, especially considering the price.
Liquid -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
rachysetty 7/8/2011 12:21:00 PM
This product provides some cover, but not great. It says to use a little which I try to do, but the sponge applicator, which seems like a great idea, just smears it about your face, even though I have bought the matching primer. It tends to sink into the lines on my forhead which I am trying to cover and just highlights them. It maybe because I have oily skin, but even with using loose powder, it smears through out the day and I sometimes find a great big streak across my cheek or forhead. Definately did not deliver where I expected it to.
This is really great product. I use a lot of mascara and this always gets it off easily without pulling at delicate skin in that area and a great price. Does sometimes sting the skin a little - my skin is slightly senstive.
I have long eyelashes and find many 'plumping' and 'volumising' mascaras with fancy brushes just sweep my eyelashes into 5 spokes and I look like a thirterrn year old trying on her mums makeup. I have never found a brush which seperates and coats my lashes so well, giving a really full look. The only thing is it does say it is smudge resistant, but it is not. I use the Vie waterproof coat with it as I cannot find a waterproof that I like.