Monday, 1 September 2014

Swatches: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils




Milk (604) - cream, bold & opaque matte white
Yoghurt (611) - frosty, light champagne copper

These pencils are really creamy and the shade selection is brilliant. I chose two basic shades, one to be a light base and the other to be a highlight. They do crease and can become messy, as you have to sharpen them. Overall they are ok, but I wouldn’t re-purchase them!


What do you think of these shades?

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Perfume Power! - Britney Spears 'Midnight Fantasy'

I bought this perfume at the same time as Fantasy and Hidden Fantasy, as I have a Fantasy themed post planned.

The bottle has a glass indigo spherical shape with light icy blue diamantes. The band around the neck of the bottle is a metallic lilac shade and the cap is rounded and made of translucent indigo plastic. Lastly, it has the regular perfume spritzer to dispense the aromatic liquid.
                                                   
The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Plum & Sour Cherry
Middle Notes: Iris, Orchid & Freesia
Base Notes: Amber, Musk & Vanilla

The bottle is beautiful! It is described as being blue, but I would say it is indigo because it always looked purple to me before I bought it! The vanilla, iris and plum notes stand out the most and it is a strong scent. It would appeal to any age, as it is not too floral and not too fruity. It has just the right balance of notes and I think it is lovely. It does last quite a while on the skin and you can spray as much as you like, as it is not overpowering!

Overall I really like this perfume and you can really appreciate the plum notes. It is a complete contrast to the original Fantasy scent, which I found boring. This perfume is definitely one of my favourites at the moment.

Price - £23        Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - AllBeauty.com

What on your thoughts on this perfume?

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Review: Stila Cheek Duo in Strawberry Cream Pop

I happened to come across an internet advert with this product picture on and it sold me straight away! I was suckered in by the packaging once again (aren’t all of us?)! There were two shades and I chose the lighter pink with a more neutral bronze.
The packaging is in the old Stila cardboard style, which has been re-promoted for their twenty year anniversary. It has a circular shape and the design is pink and white carnival stall themed with ice lollies surrounding the Stila brand name. When you remove the lid, it reveals two semi-circle pans with the two powder shades in. You can use any brushes you like to apply the products and the formula is very pigmented, soft and powdery. You get 7.4g of product altogether and the shade Strawberry Cream Pop has a light shimmery bronze shade and a light Barbie pink shade.
This duo is supposed to give you a natural glow with a pop of pink. The formula should be soft, powdery and blend like a dream.
The packaging is lovely and the main reason for me purchasing this product! The lid is not as secure as I would like, as it slips off and you would have to be careful of putting the product inside your handbag/make-up bag. The product itself is soft and it is quite powdery, which is fine for me, but I know some people aren’t as keen. It does blend quite well, but I find it is not as pigmented when you apply it with a brush (depending on which brush you use). The bronzer shade is very shimmery and not your typical bronzer shade, but it does still give your cheeks a natural glow. The pink blush is beautiful and it just adds that natural flush to your cheeks. Both powders do last a while on your skin, near enough all day, but the blush does last a little longer as it is the most pigmented of the two shades.

Overall this is a really lovely powder cheek duo and I’m glad I own it. I probably wouldn’t re-purchase it though because I am really into the bronzer/blush blends like the Miners one I own.

Price - £16        Rating - 3/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - No
Available at - Stila.co.uk, BeautyBay.com

Are you tempted to purchase it this summer?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Graze Box #15

I was hoping to receive the last two packets I wanted to sample in this box, but I got four tried and tested packers instead. Some of these I really enjoyed from previous boxes though.

A closer look at my treats.
Honeycomb Flapjack

“Rustic rolled oat flapjack with honeycomb and milk chocolate”

I have had this plenty of times before and it is really tasty.
The British Barbecue

“Basil baguettes, rosemary crostini, smoked almonds & seeds”

I’ve had this before too and I love all the savoury snacks from Graze, especially the rosemary crostini.
Lightly Toasted Pistachios

“Whole pistachios toasted with a little salt”

I love pistachios. Need I say more?
Herby Bread Basket

“Basil baguettes, garlic crostini and oregano rice crackers”

This is one of my favourite’s packets because it is so savoury and I love the herbs and spices.

My favourites from this box were Herby Bread Basket and Pistachios. Although I did enjoy this box, I am now unsubscribing as I have now sampled all the snacks I was interested in sampling from Graze! I may re-subscribe in the future, depending on if they add new snacks to their menu.


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What is your favourite snack from this box?