Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Review: Maybelline Electro Baby Lips

I have been interested in the baby lips for a few years now and I was going to purchase a couple from the regular range, but I soon changed my mind when I saw these beauties advertised!
The packaging is quite simple, but very nice. It has a black plastic base with a clear plastic cap, so you can clearly see each shade. The font colour reflects what each shade looks like and the name is clearly printed on the side. The black base twists up to dispense the electrified balm. The formula is very smooth and really glossy. You get 4.5g of product in each stick.
I picked up two of the shades:-
Strike A Rose - soft deep pink (smells of passionfruit)
Pink Shock - fuchsia berry pink (smells of raspberries)
These balms claim to offer eight hours’ worth of hydration with a sheer neon/electric kick of colour and renew your lips over time.

I really love these lip balms! They are very creamy and glide on to your lips; they also feel smooth and hydrating. The coverage can be shear, but they are very buildable. The brighter the colour you pick up, the brighter your lips look. It looks like you are just wearing a very glossy lipstick! The lasting power is around two hours without refreshments. My favourite shade out of the two is Pink Shock.

Overall these balms are brilliant and offer great colour coverage and they moisturise your lips. I just wish the formula was drier, which might make the colour on your lips last longer. After trying these, I would be interested in trying any new releases from the Baby Lips line.

Price - £2.99     Rating - 4/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - Superdrug, Boots, Target, Ulta

What is your favourite shade from the Electro range?

Monday, 18 August 2014

Glossybox - August 2014

This month’s Glossybox has arrived! I received it this morning and it is the three year anniversary box.
The box design is slightly different and more like it used to be, but still in the newer brighter pink colour. It also has different tissue paper and a 3 sticker, instead of the regular Glossybox logo.
So let’s see what I got:-
Kryolan Cream Highlighter in Cashmere
| £12.95 | |
This brand is not new to me and I kind of find this product odd. I am interested in trying it, but I am tempted to try and make it work as a cream eyeshadow instead of highlighter!

Figs & ROUGE Hand Cream in Mango Mandarin
| £6.95 | |
I’ve had a lip balm from this brand before, which I received in a Glossybox. It smells lovely and I will try it, but I am not big on hand creams!

YVES ROCHER Nail Polish in 14.Rose
| £3.60 | |
This product is the Birthday bonus! You get a mini size of this and it is a really pretty light pink shade. I tried it on one nail and the formula seems decent, but you would need around two coats for an opaque colour.

I’ve said previously that I am not into hair care; therefore I will not be trying this product, even though it is a cult favourite. I think my Sister would appreciate this product more!

LALIQUE L’Amour Eau De Parfum
| £67 | |
This happens to be a rather expensive perfume! It smells quite nice and it is not too floral and will appeal to any woman. It is a mini sample vial with a dotter dispenser. I have looked for this perfume on other sites and I have found it cheaper at 50% off! If I really fall for the scent in sample size, I may consider purchasing it in the 50ml bottle!

Essence I ♥ EXTREME Crazy Volume Mascara
| £2.79 | |
My first Essence product! I’ve seen this brand around for a while now and I have been interested, but it is not widely available in the UK. I am excited to try this product, even more so with it being mascara! It does look promising and the brush is exactly how I like them.

This is a very good box! Some of the products I’m not really interested in, but there is an amazing range and you get six products to sample. I was going to unsubscribe for a bit, but I really want to see what September brings. This is definitely one of my favourite Glossyboxes overall!


What are your thoughts on this box?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Graze Box #14

I have another Graze box to share with you. I only received one new packet this time, but a couple of the packets are old favourites of mine!

A closer look at my treats.

Graze’s Popping Corn

“Slightly sweet”

I have had this many times before and who doesn’t like popcorn?

Oven Roasted Salt & Vinegar Nut Selection

“Salt and vinegar almonds and peanuts”

I have had this before too and it is very nice and a change from just salted peanuts/almonds.

Cheddar Gorge

“Cheese cashews, salsa corn sticks & herb crackers”

I have had this packet numerous times before too and it is one of my all-time favourite Graze snacks! I LOVE cheddar gorge!

Jalapeno Hot Chips

“Jalapeno jam with flax tortilla chips”

The chips were quite nice and you could taste the small seeds. They were not salty at all. I didn’t try the dip, but it did smell nice.

My favourite packet from this box has to be the Cheddar Gorge! I loved the other three packets too, but you can’t beat the herb crackers or salsa corn sticks!


What is your favourite snack from this box?

Monday, 11 August 2014

Birchbox - August 2014

I have been patiently waiting for this box ever since I saw the sneak preview on Facebook and it looked promising to be a great box, or so I thought! Let’s get into what I got first, before I continue with the negatives!
N4. High Performance Hair Care Super Comb Prep & Protect
| £20 (Full Size) - |
This is a leave in spray conditioner in a mini sample size. I will probably give this product a miss seeing as though I have no interest in hair. I must say that it does smell quite funky though!

Chella Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace
| £15.95 - |
This is a product that interests me and it is full size. The shade looks a bit concealer like, but I have yet to try it on my skin.

NUDE Progenius Omega Treatment Oil
| £58 (Full Size) - |
This is a totally new brand/product to me, but I will give it a go. I have the 5ml sample size and I just can’t believe how much it is for the full size!

VASANTI BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
| £26 (Full Size) - |
This is a product I would be interested in and it is a 20g sample size.

Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream – SPF35
| £32 (Full Size) - |
I received two mini 3ml samples of this in the shade Light to Medium. It is actually slightly too dark for me, so I probably won’t use it because I don’t really tan, so my skin will not be dark enough to match. Had this of been the lighter shade, I would have probably given it a go!

The Proposal by Tasmina Perry
| £7.99 (Paperback) - |
This is the Lifestyle Extra and it is a sample chapter from a new novel/book and I am interested in giving it a read.

Overall I was extremely disappointed with this box! The range of brands is great, because I have never heard of them, but the product choices for me were very poor. I am a make-up girl and everything was really hair or skin care related. I will get use out of a few of the items, but I am not exited and it is a let-down seeing as my previous two boxes were good. I will be unsubscribing, not only for that reason, but I still have the Glossybox bug and I am enjoying that box more. I am glad to have tried Birchbox and I give them an A+* for my overall experience with them, thank you!

What are your thoughts on this box?