Friday, 30 October 2015
If you live in the UK you probably visit George (Asda) quite regularly, and you probably always walk past their makeup aisle. You're making a big mistake!
I've bought cosmetics from George before including an undereye concealer pen in the wrong shade, light pink eyeshadow and a bronzer duo, but I have used them up. (Well, apart from the eyeshadow which I dropped on the floor and it all crumbled to pieces!)
Yesterday I happened to wander into the makeup section and that's when I realised how cheap the products were. I decided to buy a few things including their Super Boost Foundation in No.1 Ivory Silk, their Glamour'eyes Precision Liquid Liner in 18 Sorcerer and their lipstick in 17 Small Talk. All this came to just under £15 I believe.
I tried them all out and wasn't impressed by the foundation and liquid liner. The foundation was way too dark (even though I bought the lightest shade), it was also streaky and hard to blend. The liquid liner was hard to put on my lids due to the applicator and it was way too watery. It smudged like crazy and I got in such a mess!
However, when I tried out the lipstick I was astounded at how good it was. I began comparing it to Mac Cremesheens, high-end lipsticks that are around £15 or maybe a bit less if you're lucky (talk about expensive!)
It looks a lot darker here than on the lips!
The packaging is distinctly different, the Cremesheens being black with a curved lid whereas the dupe is purple and rectangular. However, like Cremesheens, the George lippie was so moisturising and thick which is really helpful for people like me with desert dry lips. They're both really pigmented so they tend to last a reasonable amount of time. I've done my research and found that the closest shade to Small Talk is Ravishing - they are both a similar orange-pink.
Overall, they're really similar and you can't tell the difference when they're on your lips.
Most importantly, the dupe is only a fraction of the price! So go on, next time you visit Asda pick up one of their lippies. You won't regret it!
If you have any questions or requests just let me know.
Thursday, 29 October 2015
So ... if you can't already tell, I'm addicted to Lush. Yes, I'm actually ADDICTED. It hasn't even been a week since I last did a Lush post.
But can you blame me? Nobody can deny that their products are amazing!
Recently I've bought quite a few Lush products, so here I am with a collective Lush haul.
- Brightside Bubble Bar. I've already used half of this, as you can see! This has a fiery orange colour and a citrus scent. This bubble bar isn't anything exciting, you drop it in the bath and it turns the water orange. I love the smell, I love the colour, but it's all a bit boring for me.
- Dragons Egg. I've repurchased this bath bomb too many times! It isn't in the picture because I've already used it, but oh my gosh, where do I even begin with this bath bomb? If you've ever tried it, you'll know what I mean! This bath bomb is white with multi-coloured dots. It smells amazing with a fruity aroma, and when dropped in the bath it actually is as if a dragon is hatching out of it's egg! The white layer dissolves and releases colours like green, blue, orange and yellow and all the dots float around in your bath. Words can't even describe how amazing it is, however if you have dry or sensitive skin you might want to avoid it because it contains a generous amount of alcohol.
- Candy Fun Bar. As you can tell, I've used a lot of this and it now looks quite small and deformed, but originally it's a long, thin bar. This smells gorgeous (like candy) and all you do is crumble some under running water and it creates bubbles. Take my word, it's great!
That's all I bought, I've gotta save up my money for next time! If you have any questions about these products just let me know.
Monday, 26 October 2015
It's my favourite time of the year: the time when Lush sells all of their Halloween specials!
The other day, I popped into Lush and couldn't resist taking a look at their new range.
I love the feeling when I buy things from Lush. And, not only do their products make you feel luxurious, they're against animal cruelty.
I tried them all out and purchased the ones I liked so today I thought I'd share them with you.
- Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb. Although it's pea green colour puts a lot of people off, this bath bomb is truly amazing. It has a very musky, masculine scent and, as described on the Lush website, "brings mischievous revelry to the tub with a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil". When dropped in the bath, it fizzes and unleashes colours of pink and green. It makes bathtime such a fun experience and leaves your skin feeling refreshed.
- Sparkly Pumpkin. It's orange, glittery outer design just looks glamorous! It smells like citrus fruits and consists of juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils. When crumbled under running water, it creates bubbles and makes your bath a spooky orange. Your skin will be thankful after using it too.
- Nightwing. This purple Shower Jelly smells like fruit pastilles and contains skin-softening properties. I've never tried a Shower Jelly by Lush before so I was really excited when I saw this. Just use as a soap and create a lather to gently cleanse your body and hair.
If you'd like to see the full range, visit www.lush.co.uk. If you'd like a full review on one of these products be sure to tell me in the comments.