Curiouser and Curiouser. Primark has launched a brand new Alice in Wonderland beauty range at affordable prices. I picked up the Smile body mist for £3!
How cute it the packaging? At first I did think it would be a hair product due to the glittery top but after realising it was a spray and having a play with the tester I fell in love with its sweet smell.
It doesn’t actually say anywhere on the product what it smells like and I can’t quite put my finger on it but I did find it more sweet and musky rather than fresh/fruity.
I find that the mist lasts much longer on clothing rather than on skin but that seems to be the case with most mists I’ve tried.
There’s also an Alice perfume with the same scent that retails for £8.
As stated in a previous post I picked up a couple of mascaras to try out from Primark costing the small price tag of £2 each. The final mascara to test is the PS Lash Contour which claims to give a 3d curl, length and mega volume.
This mascara has an interesting wand which I haven’t really seen before from any other brands and it’s a plastic brush which I personally prefer.
I’m going to be totally honest here and say I was not that impressed by this mascara, I know it’s only £2 but I found the formula incredibly dry so it wasn’t easy to build up.
I liked how the mascara looked but I wouldn’t say it gave mega volume, it did give a curl as stated but I feel it would have been much more better if it wasn’t so dry.
If you want to try any Primark mascaras I would say to maybe consider the other ones available first.
Primark beauty is upping it’s game lately so I thought I’d finally give it a try as I was after a new mascara anyway.
There were quite a few to pick from all being £2 each so I opted for the Amplif-Eyed ‘Definition, Volume and Lift’ mascara.
The wand is thin plastic and a pretty standard shape it’s very similar to the Revlon Dramatic Definition mascara. The formula is not really wet either like some new mascaras can be which is a positive point for me.
This mascara seperated my lashes gave them nice lift with no clumps and there was some volume after a few coats but nothing too crazy so it would be passable at school etc..
I would have preferred thicker looking lashes but hey it’s only £2 so can’t complain!
The Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes palette is packed full of colour for fun bold looks. It retails for £8 and contains 18 shades, I was kindly sent one to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad.First of all I have to admit this is not a palette I would have chosen for myself due to the bold colours and the fact it’s all mattes as I prefer warm tones and shimmer.
Some of the colours aren’t as bold as I thought they would be but they do build up nicely and blend easily. They might apply better with an eyeshadow primer as a few colours weren’t looking the best after a full day of wear.
This palette would be great for a makeup kit, festival, holiday or even for a bold everyday look. I love that the shade names are now printed on the palette, it’s also cruelty free and suitable for vegans!
Hey everyone today’s post is another item from Revolution Pro which was kindly sent to me for the Superdrug Blog Squad. The Blur Stick Universal Face Primer is absolutely massive so it is difficult to get coverage all over the face so I tend to rub it on my fingers to be able to apply it to my nose etc…
It doesn’t come out with a colour on the face even though it looks like a foundation shade, it didmake my face feel smooth but I personally prefer other primers with a gel like/moisturising consistency. Whilst it didn’t fully eliminate my pores it did reduce them and gave my base a matte finish so if you prefer a more dewy look then this primer is not for you. Personally I wouldn’t re-purchase this primer when it runs out as I feel there are better ones out there which are cheaper and easier to apply.
This primer is 30g and retails for £10, it is also vegan is cruelty free.
I finally did it, something I thought I would never do… I used fake tan! For the first time ever I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried the Solait Medium Tan Wipes.
At first I was worried by the word ‘Medium’ was I going to to go orange or really dark? Well no I didn’t I was pleasantly surprised to have a nice sun kissed glow.
Lets start positive: They cost £2.99 and are cruelty free and vegan. They are easy to use (rub in a circular motion) and to me it was a great colour that wasn’t too dark although I wouldn’t think it is a medium colour more on the light-medium side.
The negatives: You can’t see the product on the skin so there isn’t any indication of any missed patches so I did end up streaky but that could be down to lack of experience using tanning products. It also made my face feel oily but I do have combination skin.
The colour develops after 4 hours and because you don’t have to hop in the shower to wash it off you can easily repeat the process to cover the streaks or to build up the colour if you want darker skin. I’ve had one shower since applying the tan and my skin although streaky is still holding the colour so it doesn’t fully wash away at first.
These wipes would be great for on the go or to use as a top up for tan you want to stop fading.
Hey everyone, today’s post is all about the multi mask duo sachet from Superdrug which was kindly sent to me as part of their Blog Squad. One side is a moisture mask specifically designed for your cheeks and the other side is a clay mask for your t-zone.
Moisture mask: This mask smells amazing and contains vitamin e which is brilliant for your skin. I’m sure I’ve used this before in a squeeze tube (past review) and it goeson like a moisturiser with a similar consistency and it leaves skin feeling amazing.
Clay Mask: Again I’m sure this was in a squeeze tube as well but I’m not sure if it’s still sold as I didn’t see it on the website. It’s a Dead Sea mask which smells like a men’s shower gel but in a good way and the scent isn’t overpowering. The focus for this is your t-zone and let me tell you it leaves your skin feeling so clean!
I’m not really bothered about mixing masks when it comes to my own personal use as I’m too lazy and tend to forget which area to put it in as I tend to go straight in with the mask. I do think it’s a great option though if you’ve never tried either mask before and want to trial it first before buying it individually.
This mask doesn’t state the skin type it’s suitable for so if you have sensitive skin I think the Dead Sea salt might be a bit harsh on your skin but the moisturising side would be fine so maybe buy that one separately.
Again it is also vague about who its suitable for in terms of its consumer ethics it mentions being suitable for vegetarians but there is no mention of whether or not it is suitable for vegans like the majority of their products are so check the ingredients before purchase.
I received a Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Cream in the Pro Amplified Strobe and Highlighting gift set I had for Christmas so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it.
Firstly it’s a smaller 30ml size the ones you can buy are 50ml and cost £8. I mentioned on my Makeup Revolution Brush Cleaner post a slight packaging issue with the sticker peeling off well guess what? Same issue here it hasn’t been stuck on correctly and on the back of the tube the label isn’t in the centre. I feel this makes the products look cheap.
With the strobe cream you can either wear it on its own as a highlighter or you can mix it with your foundation for a dewy look. I personally prefer the product under foundation and found it also works well with B.B. Creams.
In terms of being on top of products as a highlight I found it took away the B.B cream when trying to blend. The product itself comes out white and blends out to leave a gold shimmer on the skin.
I like this product but personally I probably wouldn’t re-purchase the full size as I much prefer powder highlighters.
Available at Superdrug and the Tam Beauty Website.
Dry shampoo has became incredibly popular in recent years with a wide range of brands and scents to choose from. As far as I’m aware Batiste is the most popular, but it can be quite costly depending on how many cans you go through. I recently picked up a dry shampoo from Asda in Cherry Blossom, there’s others to choose from as well such as Tropical.
You might be thinking not an own brand that can’t be good but it is actually quite a nice product and comes with a tiny price tag of £1 for a 200ml! Batiste generally costs from £2.99 for the 200ml bottle.
I don’t tend to use dry shampoo very often but have tried various brands such as Superdrug, Tesco and Lee Stafford. Its always nice to have a back up can for those emergency situations because lets be honest who likes the greasy look.
More than anything I chose this Cherry Blossom spray for its scent and I have to say it smells incredible and did the job well. Whilst the packaging is very cheap looking its all about the quality and this shampoo leaves hair looking fresh and I found mine felt quite soft after use.
It’s cruelty free and suitable for Vegetarians, im not 100% sure if it‘s Vegan friendly so I don’t want to say that it is if it isn’t.
After visiting Superdrug last week I managed to pick up some great hair care products for really low prices!
Currently there is a ‘Better than 1/2 price’ deal on select TRESemme products and I managed to pick up my 2 items at £2.97 each (Slightly cheaper in Asda), and as everybody may know, the products always smell amazing.
The first item that caught my eye was the TRESemme Keratin Smooth (Deep Treatment Masque): Held in a 300ml tub the product is quite large so will last for a while, it offers to ‘instantly replenish each strand’ for smoother and straighter hair. To use the masque it recommends using the Keratin Smooth shampoo first (I didn’t buy this) and applying the masque afterwards for 3-5 minutes concentrating on the mid-length to the ends of your hair.
I also picked up TRESemme’s Platinum Strength Deep Conditioning Treatment: I have used this twice now and already love the product, it goes on like your average conditioner with a wait time of 2-3 minutes, again focusing on the mid-length to the ends of your hair. It claims to reverse up to 2 years of hair damage and after using it I always find my hair to be really soft with less breakages than usual. Both this and the mask usually retail at £5.99 each but I believe I did see them on offer in Asda for £2.59 so slightly cheaper than Superdrug.
I came across these Vo5 conditioners in the ‘clearance’ aisle at 50p each, I’m not entirely sure why they were in this section as they aren’t actually damaged in anyway which is usually the case for product’s in that aisle. If like me you always seem to run out of conditioner first then it’s a great product/price to stock up on.
I opted for ‘Give Me Moisture’ which is perfect against heat defence and offers balanced moisture for dry hair, ‘Nourish My Shine’ also protects against heat defence and adds shine to damaged hair. The bottles are the small 200ml so are easily stored or practical for travel uses. Vo5 products always smell great as well and I believe the original price is around £1.99 so a small saving has been made, if you’re a student like me then every penny counts!