Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Gosh Spring 17 Collection – the Contour, Cover & Conceal sticks

As you may have seen from my last post with the stunning Liquid Matte Lips, the Spring 17 launch from GOSH is just incredible with so many amazing products. 

This time it is the turn of the Contour, Cover & Conceal sticks, something I didn't expect to like, but actually am really impressed with how incredibly easy they are to use.
Gosh Spring 17 Collection – the Contour, Cover & Conceal sticks
Gosh Spring 17 Collection – the Contour, Cover & Conceal sticks

These are multi-purpose sticks and you can use them to contour, cover, conceal, strobe and define! Designed to create a perfect flawless complexion. The camouflage function of the sticks are infused with cleansing actives that promote improvements of your skin. 

They work to eliminate small imperfections, reducing visible pores and leave behind a smooth silky feel on the skin. What really impressed me the first time I came to use them was how incredibly pigmented they are. With six colours within the collection, there should be something for most skin tones whether you are very pale like me or have darker skin. 

Those shades are:
  • 001 Vanilla Highlight 
  • 002 Golden Highlight 
  • 003 Light 
  • 004 Medium 
  • 005 Dark 
  • 006 Very Dark 
I can use Vanilla right through to medium and then the final two are too dark for my skin, even for contouring. That said I have used the other four shades for highlighting under the brow, in the inner corner of my eye, my cupids bow under my eyes, the bridge of my nose and they work so well to Contour, Cover and Conceal and they do not crease, they are long lasting and you can blend with a brush, sponge or your fingers depending on your preference.

As they come in the form of a crayon, they are also great for using on the go and are the perfect size for your makeup bag.
Gosh Spring 17 Collection – the Contour, Cover & Conceal sticks
Swatches L-R go numerically 1-6
The GOSH Contour, Cover & Conceal sticks which are perfume and paraben free as well as being Vegan friendly retail for £9.99 each and are available from Superdrug where they are currently on offer.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget

As a beauty blogger I am surrounded by tubes of products and one thing which really annoys me, grinds my gears and other such phrases, is when you get to that point in the tube where no amount of squeezing is going to get you absolutely anywhere other than angered! Well, there is one gadget that I have been playing with for the last few weeks which comes to your rescue, before you need to reach for the scissors and that is the Squidger.
Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget
Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget
The Squidger is described as being the tool which "removes the frustration of getting that last annoying bit out of your tubes of cosmetics, moisturisers, cleansers or toothpaste - saving your pocket and the planet at the same time". Infact, the Squidger can extract up to 20% more out of your tubes if used correctly.

It took three years to come together and perfect and is designed to fit most 75-150ml tubes but with a bit of practice you can use it on bigger and smaller tubes. I did find it a bit fiddly when I first used the device, so it is worth practising the 'squeeze' on a tube to get the hang of it. Made of a hard plastic, the Squidger is available in 4 colours - Pink, White, Blue and Purple and it looks like this:
Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget
Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget
Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget
To get the hand of using this Squidger, I slid it on and off my toothpaste tube and then followed the handy little guide shown on the back of the cardboard packaging to get the most out of using it.
Squidger - The Get It Out Gadget
Image Credit - Squidger
What I love about this tool is that it is so easy to use and when you use it for the first time, you want to gather up all your tubes of products and just squeeze the life out of them, something so simple yet so genius, leaves you wondering why you hadn't invented it and how you have gone for so long without it. Some might see it as a bit of a gimmick,  but it does help to get the very last bits out of that tube and you just never know when you might need that last drop!

Priced at just £4.99 you can find the Squidger right here.

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual Action Body Oil

Shaveworks is a brand that has not been on my radar until now. Established in 2009, Shaveworks has a core philosophy behind their products which is “Be bold and beautiful when you go bare.” Promising to minimise the pain and discomfort of grooming rituals while providing the best multi-functional ingredients for use before, during and after hair removal. 
Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual Action Body Oil
Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual Action Body Oil
Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual Action Body Oil
I have been using the Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual Action Body Oil for a while now and it is described as being a gentle cleanser & luxurious shave oil that reduces irritation while providing long-lasting shaving lather. It has a unique formula which gently foams into a really rich, milky texture when it is mixed with water, something I was definitely not expecting but something that I really enjoyed.

As well as having an incredible formula, this Dual Action Body Oil has an incredible scent too. Freshly scented with ginger, lavender and vanilla there is also the inclusion of Natural Grape Seed, Capislow™, Olive, Jojoba and Argan Oils which work to moisturise the skin and Vitamin E – provides antioxidant protection.

I have been using this in a variety of ways.  Firstly as a shaving lather and it is THE BEST product that I have ever used, not a single cut has been made, which for me is a bonus, not nicks, no shaving rash and no irritation, plus being able to use it in the shower is brilliant. Instead what I have is silky smooth legs and of course under arm and bikini line it is also incredible for.  Next, using as an all over body cleanser is incredible and the oil changing to a milky texture makes it all the luxurious.  My shins are often quite dry and exfoliating is a twice weekly event for me and this oil is slowly making a difference and I will soon no longer resemble a lizard.

Just to recap Shaveworks Pearl Polish Dual Action Body Oil:
  • Gently foams into a rich, milky texture when mixed with water
  • Helps reduce irritation while providing a long-lasting shave
  • Conditions & nourishes skin for a close, smooth shave
  • Luxuriously scented with notes of ginger, lavender & vanilla
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth & fresh

Priced at £28 for a 156ml bottle you can find it via LookFantastic, Mankind and Beauty Expert and as far as I am concerned it is an absolute gem of a find.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Latest In Beauty Harpers Baazar Beauty Box

Latest In Beauty Harpers Baazar Beauty Box
Latest In Beauty have come up with yet another Beauty Box Collaboration (They did Beauty and the Beast last month here) and this time it is the Harper's Bazaar Beauty Box. Featuring high-end beauty brands from the likes of Lancome, Ormorovicza and Laura Mercier, the Harper's Bazaar Beauty Box is all our beauty dreams come true. 

So this is what the box contains:

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance. This lightweight gel primer has a subtle pearl tint, giving skin a soft-focus finish and minimizing the look of imperfections (#nofilter). Enriched with Vitamins A, C and E, Radiance Primer also protects skin from harmful environmental effects. Apply prior to your foundation to keep makeup looking fresh and colour-true all day.

Nailberry L'Oxygene Oxygenated Nail Lacquer - Ever feel like you need to give your nails a break from nail polish so they can breathe a little? Well, now you don’t have to. Nailberry’s innovative, breathable Lacquers contain a breakthrough formulation that allows air and moisture to pass through the polish, keeping your nails in tip-top shape - result! Shades May Vary.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - Put dry skin to bed with this super-rich, hydrating overnight mask. Infused with botanical oils and Japanese Seaweed, the hard-working formula restores moisture and repairs the skin’s natural barrier overnight, whilst you get those all-important zzz’s.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara - Turn up the volume of your lashes with LancĂ´me’s Hypnôse Mascara. The PowerFull™ Brush gives you full control, and adds thickness without clumping. Smudge-proof, and ultra-light, this bestseller ensures even application every time for truly Hypnôtising lashes.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungry Mist - A quick spritz of this neroli and rose-scented face mist refreshes the skin and lifts the spirits… Purifying and hydrating, this toner was inspired by the world’s first recorded perfume, formulated for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary in the 14th century. Well, if it’s good enough for a Queen…

Tan Luxe The Face Illuminating Drops (Shade Light/Medium) - Avoid committing any (regrettable) fake-tan faux pas with Tan-Luxe’s tailor-made approach to tanning. Mix a few drops of THE FACE with your regular moisturiser to create your own bespoke self-tan. No streaks. No smells. No you’ve-been-tangoed moments.

Morocconoil Treatment - For silky, shiny, swishy hair (the coveted triple S of hair goals), Moroccanoil Treatment is your new haircare BFF. First spotted backstage at the fashion shows, this brilliant lightweight oil guarantees shine, softness and control for your hair, even on the most rebellious of locks.

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray - For perfectly tousled, I-just-woke-up-like-this hair (yeah, right), look no further than Oribe’s bestselling styling spray. Half dry shampoo, half texturizing spray, 100% full-on glamourous volume, bed-head hair never looked so chic.

Zelens 3T Complex Essential Anti-Ageing Cream - Dr. Lens’ Triterpenoid Regenerative (“3t” for short) Complex works to dramatically firm and smooth the appearance of skin, reducing lines and wrinkles, and restoring plumpness. Enriched with 15 botanical extracts, 5 marine algae, and 7 herbal oils, this super-charged cream is the miracle we’ve been wishing for.

I love the mixture of brands and products within this box. There are a few of my favourite products such as Origins Drink Up Overnight Intensive Mask and The Queen of Hungry Mist by Omorovicza which are incredible, plus there are a few products I have wanted to try for a while which include the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. This box is worth an incredible £156 but available for just £45 here.

Are you impressed by the box? Any stand out products?

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