Showing posts with label Bourjois. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bourjois. Show all posts

Monday, 30 March 2015

Bourjois SS15 New Launches

So last week I was really lucky to be invited the swanky penthouse of the beautiful Edison Hotel in Central London to take a peek at the brand new Spring/Summer launches from Bourjois.

The new releases feature products for your brows, lips, nails, eyes and face - so everything is pretty much covered and there is definitely something for everyone.

As soon as I entered the room, my eyes were immediately drawn to the La Laque nail enamels RRP £6.49. What stands out is the unique shaped bottles which have been streamlined to give them that sleek, modern look. Available in 12 shades, the formula is concentrated in pure, saturated pigments to give full coverage and shine from the very first coat. The accompanying brush covers the nail in one stroke with absolute precision and with a no-drip stem, it means less mistakes and the right amount of enamel. These polishes launch in May this year.

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

Staying with the nails theme, the Magic Nails Care pot RRP £5.99 is an innovate treatment which provides a new way of looking after your nails. The jojoba oil-based formula intensely nourishes your nails and cuticles meaning your nails grow stronger and your cuticles more supple. The magic sponge inside the pot is designed with an innovative sponge which massages the nail. These are exclusive to Beauty Mart now and available nationwide in April.

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

Next we have the Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Lipsticks RRP £8.99 which as you know have already hit the shelves. The first thing I love about these is that they are incredibly moisturising, add to that the formula is really light when applied and finally the application itself is so so smooth, the wand just glides across the lips. These lipsticks are available in 8 shades which range from a punchy nude shade, through to a Rose shade and then on through the reds and then to the pinks.

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

Brows are something I am just getting into you. That is because mine are almost at the point where I can do something with them and maybe get a bit of shape, once I pluck up the courage. You see, a few years ago, a department store brow bar got a tad thread happy and I almost ended up with no brows, so it has taken a long time for me to get them to this point. That aside, Bourjois has an amazing launch of products to be released in the form of a pen, pencil and mascara not forgetting the Illuminating pencil!

The Brow Natural eyebrow felt tip pen RRP £6.99 is equipped with a discreet, semi-transparent formula which allows for you to to much more subtle in reshaping your eyebrows. The precise tip makes it really easy for you to sweep along your brows, it is smudge free and promises to last for 16 hours! What I love about these is the actual felt tip, whether you need small subtle strokes or much thicker lines, the choice is really yours. The felt tips come in three shades - Blond, Chatain and Brun which translates to light blond, light brown and dark brown.

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

Next is the Sourcil Precision brow pencil RRP £4.99. This is more of a traditional brow product that is designed to fill in the brows using its soft tip and with a handy built-in brush, in one stroke your eyebrows will be neat, reshaped and intensified. This pencil is available in 6 shades - Noir Ebene, Chatain, Blonde Fonce, Blond Clair, Noisette and Brun Brunette. 

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

Brow mascaras are a new product to me but I have in recent weeks noticed them being mentioned across Twitter. They are designed to give the brows a quick tidy up with minimal effort. The Brow design brow Mascara RRP £7.99 uses a tinting an setting formula to style your brows, using a soft bristled brush, you can tidy up and fill in your brows in an instant. There are 4 shades to choose from which are - Blond, Chatain and Brun plus for those who just want something plain, a transparent formula.

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

To product that caught my attention from the brow range is the Brow Beauty touch eye illuminating pencil RRP £6.99. Using a stroke of this pencil underneath each brow arch to emphasise your look using the illuminating formula. The one thing I like about this pencil was the non-greasy creamy texture which glides onto the skin and blends with no effort, making your eyes look brighter and more open. Available in one shade - Slightly Pearly.

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

The Nude Sensation Foundation RRP £9.99 features this incredible light whipped mousse effect, it is so feather light on the skin that it feels as though you are wearing nothing. Said to smooth out your complexion and blemishes rather than camouflage them, there are 4 shades to choose from - Nude Clair, Nude Rose, Nude Dore and Nude Ensoleille. 

Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches
Bourjois SS15 New Launches

As you can see from the swatch, once it has been blended, you can just see the colour on the skin.

These are available nationwide from May but have been exclusively launched to now.

So there you have it, this is what Bourjois has to offer for SS15 - have you seen anything you like the look/sound of?

Friday, 19 December 2014

December Look Fantastic Box

It's no lie that I have been so impressed with the Lookfantastic Beauty Boxes that I have literally crooned across a few posts, namely with the boxes for September October, November and now I bring you the December offering which is slightly earlier than I was expecting, but here it is.

The box is always so well presented and everthing is neatly packaged so that there is no wriggle room and nothing falls out of place. Inside my box, whilst I had seen a few spoilers are the following items:
  • Macademia Healing Oil Infused Comb. Full size, £6.00
  • Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil 15ml - £23.50 
  • Pure Gold Collagen Drink  £3.50
  • Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml £8.85 
  • Murad Essential-C Cleanser 45ml £7.65. 
  • Bourjois Intense Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. Full size, £7.99
  • Lord & Berry H2ohhh designer Lip Gloss. Full size, £12.00

So it would seem that the total value of this box is in the region of £69 which I think is pretty impressive given one item in the box alone is worth £23.50 and there are three full sized items. I am really pleased to see a mixture of skincare, haircare and make-up within a box and especially with amazing brands like these.  

You can never have too many wide toothed comb and this Macadamia Healing infused one has caught my attention because the well known Macadamia Oil has somehow been formulated within the resin on the comb, so that when you brush your hair, not only should it be easier to detangle but also treat your hair without leaving any residue behind - the mind boggles with that one!

Macadamia Healing infused

The Ole Henriksens Pure Truth Oil is described as being an anti ageing treatment which uses 100% concentrated Rosehip Oil which activates the skins natural reparative ability with potent antioxidents and essential fatty acids to reveal your skins youthful state. 

You can spritz this to your face and neck and it works to quickly penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin to help heal, nourish and hydrate your skin. It claims that this should help reduce visible lines and that skin immediately appears brighter and more radiant and it smells absolutely amazing!

 Ole Henriksens Pure Truth Oi

Murad Essential-C Cleanser contains Vitamins A,C and E as well as various other vital ingredients which should add moisture back into the skin. 

It also rejuvenates your skin whilst promoting a healthy and beautiful complexion by using Allantoin and Sodium PCA. The product smells so fruity too!

Murad Essential-C Cleanser

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel uses the natural exfoliating fruit enzyme of Papaya and Pineapple which contain nourishing milk protein, anti-oxidant rich vitamin E and Marine algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin. 

This peel smells amazing, I have used it once before, some time ago and it feels amazing on the skin, so cannot wait to try that again.

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

Pure Gold Collagen I have had in another beauty box and it remains untouched. But for those wanting to know what it is, essentially it is a liquid food supplement that improves the skins appearance from the inside out. The special blends of hydrolysed collagen,vitamins and minerals is said to reactivate the formation of collagen to give you brighter,plumper and more youthful skin.

Pure Gold Collagen

Bourjois Intense Smoky I am a huge fan of Bourjois products, and they are definitely one of my favourite high-street brands so when I saw this little trio in my box I was quite chuffed. It contains 2 eye shadows and a liner and also includes a mini brush to apply it with. On the back of the palette are instructions for use, so one shade is a light shade for going above the crease on your eyelid, the darker shade going below that and then to define the liner is found with shade 3. The shades on this palette are not ones I would use, having blue eyes, purple most definitely is not a shade I can get away with, though to look at, it is stunning. I am just more of a nude eye kind of girl.

Bourjois Intense Smoky

Bourjois Intense Smoky Palette

The final product is a Lord and Berry clear lipgloss which is a full sized product. There isn;t much to really say about a lipgloss other than it thankfully isn't a sticky one once applied and it can be used on its own or over lipstick, lip balm and so on.

 Lord and Berry clear lipgloss

 Lord and Berry clear lipgloss

I thought this was a brilliant box and I am really happy with the included content and cannot wait for January's Box!

I’d love to hear if you bought this box and what you thought of it?

Monday, 3 November 2014

Bourjois #24HRPartyReady Event

A week or so ago, I got to attend the Bourjois 24hr Party Ready Event which was put together to show us some of their new releases in time for Christmas, along with Bourjois, GHD were going to be joining them to introduce us to some of their new tools - this excited me quite alot. Before the event, I got to meet up with Jenni, Danielle, Louise and Louise's friend Chelsey in Leicester Square for a quick drink before we made our way to the event which was being held at the St Martin Lane Hotel which is stunning inside and is the kind of hotel that makes me want to see what the rooms are like because the foyer is so amazing!

Once we located the room we were to go too, the first thing I was greeted with was a choice of cocktail (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and then given an introduction as to what I could expect to see in the room as well as tasting one or two lovely canapes!

The first I went too was the GHD section, there wasn't much of a queue and I was introduced to the lovely Chris who talked me through some of the appliances I could see in front of me (it was so hard not to fill my handbag when he wasn't looking) and then asked which one I would like to try, so for a change, I opted for curly hair - all of this will come in a post on its own, for the meantime it is back to Bourjois!

The one product that stood out to me was the eye shadow palettes which are absolutely stunning, especially when you can see them all lined up next to one another

Thankfully we had some lovely ladies from Bourjois on hand to show us these Smoky Stories Quads, how to use them and how to get the best out of them. I have to admit that I absolutely loved them all, they are just stunning and can be used as a palette on their own or you can mix and match which to me is brilliant. There are different 8 shades to choose from and each palette has 3 different shades and a top coat shadow with highly concentrated glitter. however what is more amazing is that the lovely cream-powder texture has an integrated base shadow primer so you don't have to use anything else with them to keep them lasting all night.  When asked if i had a favourite palette, I had to admit I couldn't choose one from another, they are all amazing, especially the rose gold one!

Next up came the new releases of the Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks which look something like this

Rouge Edition Velvet has a new shade which is Shade 09 Happy New Year and I have to say is pretty stunning and such a lovely shade to wear. It is matte, lightweight finish and makes your lips feel really moisturised. Unlike other products I have tried, the velvet feel with these products is quite natural, it doesn't feel a though you have stuck velvet to your lips, the colour is also quite stubborn, once it is applied there is no moving it until the time comes for you to use your make-up remover to wipe it off. Other shades you will find within this range are 07 Nude-ist and 01 Personnne ne Rouge which is a stunning red shade, very bold and most definitely an all year round shade.

The new shades within the Colour Edition 24h eyeshadow are the products which also sparked my interest, especially as there are two new shades. I already have a few shades from the range, but am glad I have been able to add 07 Flocon d'or which is a frosty white shade. Once applied it gives a really lovely light colour which I use as both a base and as a highlighter and hen there is 08 Marron Givre which is a warm chocolate brown with a little hint of sparkle, perfect for the party season which isn't too far away.

Sticking with eye make-up we have a new mascara and eyeliner too. The Volume 1 Seconde Ultra Black Mascara is said to be blacker than black and captivating. It features a high concentration of high intensity black pigments which give you an enchanting gaze for up to 16 hours! Add to it the Mega Liner in Ultra Black which has a no smudge formula and an angled felt tip applicator to allow you the ability to control the shape and size of your liner, you have the makings of the perfect night out make-up.

The final products are the 2 new shades within the One Seconde Nail Polish range. We have 44 Grey to meet you - a stunning gun metal grey which has a great shine to it and 45 Glitterizer which is a silver glitter packed full of little flecks of sparkle to add over your Christmas nails to get you in that festive mood, or just because you can and want too!. Also making an appearance was 11 Rouge in Style, whilst red isn't my favorite nail colour, this is a shade which is perfect for for Christmas time. These polishes are great, the "fan effect" brush which makes applying polish a breeze, perfectly fanning out and covering the nail bed in one single stroke.

Thank you for having me Bourjois, I had an absolutely fantastic night, and the goodies I received are out of this world and I am still enjoying playing with them, but here is a sneak peak as to what you can expect to find in future posts.

What do you think to these new releases? Is there anything which has really caught your eye?

Sunday, 25 May 2014

The BBB The Dream Box

When I heard about The Dream Box from Jane, a.k.a The British Beauty Blogger, I knew I was going to buy it.  The last one, which you can see HERE was so fabulous and such good value for money, I was gutted to have missed the first.

Anyway, this collaboration has been done with Latest in Beauty and 15 products have been selected with a value of over £100 and it is literally jammed packed full.  I ordered mine and it arrived within 2 days which is amazingly quick and here are my contents. The Dream box cost £19.95 including P&P.

So in my box I got:

Bourjois Cream Blush in 03 which is called Rose Tender, I am looking forward to trying this properly rather than just swatching it like I do everytime I go into Boots.  RRP £6.99

Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint Cleansing Water - This is the product that really intrigued me and one I cannot wait to use.  It says it is a 3-in-1 Cleansing Water which dissolves make-up, cleanses and tones the skin. I am a new fan to this brand and love the fact they donate some of their profits to help support British Bees.

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water - A product I cannot rave about enough and have reviewed HERE.  This is 50ml size can and is perfect for putting in your handbag.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Kisses - I have never used a Charlotte Tilbury product, though I have read a lot about them on other peoples blogs.  These little envelopes include a lipstick kiss and I am quite taken with the whole idea, they are a bit like a perfume sample, but in lipstick form and it gives you the chance to try it before you buy it in many respects, how clever!!  My samples are called 'So Marilyn'.

Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream - Everyone needs a decent foot cream, even people like me who hate feet!  This cream is a soothing foot cream which uses lemon and eucalyptus to moisturise and soothe.

Essie Nail Polish - Who doesn't love an Essie Nail Polish?  There was no insight as to which shade anyone would get and I was delighted with the one I got which is a very lovely pink called 'Style Hunter', one I haven't got and one I am pleased to add to my collection.

Kniepp Herbal Bath - I got the Mandarin scented one and I have already started using it and can already tell you that it is fantastic and it definitely does help with de-stressing after what has been a frantic few weeks for me.

Janjira Hand Wash - Not a brand I have ever come across though I am pleased I have because this Argan Oil version that was in my box smells amazing and given its size, is really handy for using in hand luggage for weekends away.

Roger and Gallet Gingembre Rouge which I absolutely love the scent of.  It is one of those scents which is perfect for a summer day as it includes both mandarin and pomegranate as well as candied ginger and definitely something I would purchase.

L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion - This is a softening lotion for the skin which is to be used after cleasing but before moisturising and it is said to leave your skin feeling softer and looking brighter.  Not somethign I have ever used but looking forward to doing so.

BENEFIT it's potent Eye Cream - I have had my eye on this for a while now, I have read quite a lot of reviews about it, some good, some bad and quite a few indifferent, so I wanted to see what it was like for myself.  It contains a peptide complex that helps to restore elasticity and firmess around the eyes as well as tackling those dark circles

Ren Satin BB Cream - I love Ren products and I love BB Creams, so hopefully the two things combined will give me a fabulous product.  This is a silicone free formula which is said to leave a satin finish and it also contains anti-ageing ingredients as well as SPF15.

Lola Kabuki Brush - Chuffed to have this in my box as I cannot find the one I had and I can't stand applying bronzer or blush with anything other than a Kabuki brush.  This one is small enough to fit into my make-up to carry around on a day to day basis and the bristles are really lovely and soft.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara - This product is one of those that seems to be being talked about everywhere and I cannot wait to try it.  I love mascara, if I had to choose one make-up item I wouldn't leave the house without, it would be mascara.  This one is said to be collagen infused to give you thick, dark lashes and it is also paraben free!

The final item comes from Make-up Revolution, yes you have all heard of them and probably own most of the products currently available and I have to admit, my wishlist grows by the day.  This is the first item I have owned from Make-up Revolution and it is called the 'Awesome Eyeshadow and Eyebrow Palette - Sticks and Stones'. This palette has 14 super intense shades with 2 eyebrow powders and probably wouldn't have been the palette I would have chosen because I tend to favour neutral shades because I find them much easier to work with and I feel more comfortable wearing them.

Did you get the box? If so link me in the comments below so I can see what you got inside your box.  
If you didn't get the box, which product do you most like the look of?

Saturday, 30 November 2013

BBBBox 2 - What Was In My Box?

I was unlucky not to get my hands on the first BBBox which Jane, the lovely lady behing the British Beauty Blogger Blog put together and when I saw how fantastic it was, I was slighty gutted.  I was therefore delighted that there was going to be a second BBBox and there was no chance I was going to miss out on it.  It cost just £22 with P&P very reasonably priced at £5.95 and for your money there was a box packed full of lovely products to get excited about, all of which Jane herself picked and chose.

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

BBBBox 2

In my box was the following:
  • Alterna Bamboo Range 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
  • Bourjois Eyeliner
  • CND Vinylux Nail Polish & Top Coat
  • Indeed Labs Hydraluron
  • L'Occitane Angelica Cleansing Gel
  • L'Occitane Angelica Face Toner
  • L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
  • La Roche-Possay Redermic Dermatological Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
  • Mandara Spa Tropical Blooms Softening Bath Milk
  • Maybelline Rocket Mascara
  • Rituals Car Fragrance
  • REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask and Invisable Pores Detox Mask
  • Rouge Bunny Lip Gloss Gleaming Temptation in Uncaged Tigress
  • Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Zodiac
  • Roger & Gallet Bois d'Orange Huile Sublime
  • Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream
  • Washi Hot Cloth 
And a lovely little Union Jack stocking which can be used to house some of your products, perhaps to give them as a gift to someone (you will not get that from me).

I was really excited to find the Indeed Labs Hydraluron and Washi Hot Cloth, both of which are nestled quite nicely on my 'Want To Try' list and I was also chuffed to see the two REN products and La Roche-Posay which also feature on the 'Want To Try List'.

Did you get your hands on this box? 
Does this box contain any product that you would love to try?
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