Superdrug Oat & Coconut Range Review

The new Superdrug Oat & Coconut range is designed for sensitive and dry skin and retails for £5.99.

The products were kindly sent to me to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad.

The range smells better than I expected as I’m not keen on Aveeno products with the oatmeal scent.

My favourite product is the oil enriched cream, it doesn’t feel greasy and dries down quickly. My partner also used this product on a burn and it cleared it up and made that area less sensitive.

The Daily Lotion also dries down quick and is perfect to use for a light moisturizer.

I am not really a fan of hand creams and I did find this one to be slightly greasy but if you do suffer with dry or cracked skin in the Winter then it may be worth trying. It retails for £4.99.

Overall I do like this range and feel it would be a great alternative to Aveeno for a much more affordable price.

As always with Superdrug it is cruelty free and vegan.

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer Review

Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a holy grail product in the beauty community and I have finally had the pleasure of trying it. I have a miniature version that came free in Elle magazine.

The full size bronzer is £25.50 with miniature trial sizes being £12.50.

This is a fully matte bronzer which has great pay off without being too pigmented or orange/cool toned. It is the perfect shade for me and looks quite natural when blended into the skin.

I was never really much of a bronzer fan before but ever since having this product I have used it consistently and absolutely love it. As Christmas is coming up the Hoola Bronzer is in quite a few of the Benefit gift sets which are worth checking out.

If you have pale skin there is now a Hoola Bronzer Lite which may be better suited for your skin tone.

DW Home The Macabre Skull Candle Review

First of all The Macabre candle by DW Home looks amazing and is perfect the Halloween, it’s also affordable with the price tag of £6.99.

DW Home The Macabre Candle

The scent is Sparkling Cider which I must admit wouldn’t usually be my first choice of scents but it does smell really nice and sweet and does actually make a great candle scent; once the candle has ran out then this will make a great holder.

It is not a strong overpowering scent by any means which is down to personal choice, I prefer strong scents which fill the room but I still like this candle and it wouldn’t put me off repurchasing it.

I found this little gem in Homesense (UK) but you may also find them in TK Maxx (UK) or if you live in the US then DW Home have an official website.

Compared to other candle brands DW is not as strong with the scents I’ve tried so far but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as they are affordable and there’s tons of scents to choose from.

Revolution Mermaid Splash Bath Fizzer Review

I Heart Revolution has branched out into bath and skincare as well as releasing new makeup products every other week.

I ordered three of the bath bomb fizzers when they were first released and have just got around to testing out the Mermaid Splash one.

I Heart Revolution Mermaid Splash Bath Bomb

The bath bombs retail for £3 each and come in a range of different scents. The Mermaid Splash fizzer is supposed to have an ‘aquatic’ scent but I didn’t really notice much of a scent to it.

I Heart Revolution Mermaid Bath Fizzer

For the price I wasn’t expecting Lush quality but I was disappointed that it didn’t change the water a different colour like it says it does and the glitter was minimal and instantly clung to the side of the bath.

Personally I feel like I Heart Revolution have missed the mark with their bath products as their makeup is always great quality.

DW Home Caramel Apple Cider Candle Review

It’s officially October so time to crank out autumnal scents, all things spooky and relish the dark nights.

Today’s review is all about the DW Home Caramel Apple Cider candle which retails for £7.99 in Homesense.

DW Home Caramel Apple Cider Candle

I’d never used or heard of DW candles before this review but it is beautifully mirrored and spooky blood splatter design which made me want to test it out, plus is smells amazing!

DW Home Caramel Apple Cider Candle

It’s a double wick candle although there was a smaller version which has one wick and retailed for £5.99 I think.

When I got it home it did fill the room without being lit so I was expecting a strong smelling candle straightaway but once lit it wasn’t as strong although it did nicely fill the room eventually.

Although the candle smells good I wouldn’t rate it as highly as Yankee Candle or Makers of Wax Goods.

Have you tried any spooky candles lately? 🎃

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette Review

Revolution has recently launched its Halloween 2018 collection and I for one could not wait to pick up some pieces.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette

Beautiful Darkness retails for £6 and features a mixture of gorgeous shimmers and mattes. Can we all take a moment to appreciate the spooky packaging?

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette

Something ‘new’ I’ve noticed about the layout of this palette is the larger pans for the transition and matte highlighter shade which a lot of people will appreciate.

Out of 12 shades there are only 4 shimmers but they are absolutely stunning when applied with your finger, I tried with a wet brush but it didn’t pay off as nicely.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette Swatches

My absolute favourite shade is Dead Rose, my swatches don’t do this palette justice but it is a gorgeous Red shimmer. Poison is also a gorgeous green/brown shimmer whereas Corrupted is a beautiful gold that needs building up.

The back of the box on my palette did have a few spelling mistakes for the shade names but that isn’t really an issue for me and might have been from a bad batch but it really doesn’t effect the palette overall.

As always the shadows are pigmented, buildable and had no fallout for me.

This palette is cruelty free, Vegan friendly and currently 3 for 2 on Superdrug.

Makers of Wax Goods Pumpkin Candle Review

Halloween season is upon us and I love bringing out all my Halloween candles, my latest edition is from Makers of Wax Goods.

I’d never heard of this brand before but it’s an American Company which specialises in handmade goods. Here in the UK you can find their products in Homesense

Makers of Wax Goods Pumpkin Candle

I love the old fashioned labelling as it stands out from other brands. It’s a medium sized candle which crackles and smells amazing!

It’s pumpkin and spices which smells similar to Fireball sweets and within minutes of being lit for the first time I could strongly smell it and the scent lasted without weakening.

Makers of Wax Goods

I have been really into crackling candles lately and this one doesn’t disappoint although it can be a little noisy at times.

If you come across this brand I would definitely recommend giving them a try if you love scented candles as to me this brand could rival Yankee!

Primark PS… Unicorn Makeup Brush Cleaning Pad

We can all admit that when it comes to cleaning makeup brushes we would rather avoid it for as long as possible…

I spotted this interesting looking Unicorn cleaning pad in Primark for £1.50, it’s a rubber cleaning pad with all sorts of different areas to swirl brushes around.

Primark Unicorn Makeup Brush Cleaning Pad

I teamed it up with the Revolution Brush Cleaner and simply swirled my brushes around and pad and it worked a treat!

I found with the dotted area it worked best for eyeshadow brushes whereas the centre of the unicorns face worked great for larger brushes.

I have brushes from different brands which worked fine without losing any hair, it worked fab with flat foundation brushes and even removed dark eyeshadow colours.

Primark Unicorn Makeup Brush Cleaning Pad

At first I wondered if it was just a gimmick to play on the popular unicorn trend but it is a great accessory to get hold of and does the job perfectly.

The only ‘bad’ thing I found was that every so often it needed washing to remove excess product before resuming to brush cleaning and it did stain slightly once I’d finishes but for £1.50 who cares.

If you’re looking for a cheap and affordable way to clean your brushes then I would recommend checking out the Primark cleaning pads.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Review

Hey everyone it’s time for another Kat Von D review with this post focusing on three of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Nahz Fur Atoo, Exorcism and Crucifix.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

I love the sleek packaging with the rose design, these liquid lipsticks retail for £17 each and come in a wide range of shades.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

I normally wear nude shades but after a lot of Googling lip swatches I settled on the more ‘bolder’ shades Nahz Fur Atoo, Crucifix and Exorcism. I initially only wanted to purchase Exorcism after doing an exchange but they happened to be on a 3 for 2 deal in Debenhams so I couldn’t resist picking up two more.

KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Swatches

My favourite shade is Nahz Fur Atoo which is a gorgeous bright red, they are long lasting like the name suggests and once dried they don’t transfer when eating or drinking which is always a bonus.

At first I did find them a little tricky to neatly apply without a lip liner but I soon got the hang of it. I have tried using a Revolution Vampire Night lip liner underneath but it didn’t last well throughout the day.

KVD Nahz Fur Atoo Liquid Lipstick

One of the great things about the liquid lipsticks are that you get enough product with one application and don’t need to re-dip into the tube.

They are not drying so comfortable to wear, last all day with the only downside being it can be a pain to remove them sometimes but I would say they are worth the money.

All KVD beauty is vegan and cruelty free!