Saturday, 22 November 2014

FakeBake | Review

Today's post is another product review, I will be reviewing two products by the brand FakeBake, 'Amplify' (£18) and '5 Minute Mousse'(£19.99).

The first product that I'm going to review, is 'Amplify', Amplify is a multi purpose, skin enhancing daily gradual tan.
The information on the packaging states, that it has 'a unique formula that works in three ways to INTENSIFY the colour and life of your tan using added tanning actives creating a golden glow'. 

Personally I find it misleading that it says 'daily gradual tan' because when I think of a daily gradual tan I think of something that day by day builds up the tan, without the need to already have a tan but with the information provided I would class this product as something that prolongs a tan. 

The information also states 'it also contains a natural plant based agent to optimise and BOOST your skins natural tanning process by encouraging melanin production' this suggests to me that this product should be used before and after a tan, not to create a tan. 

During the testing of this product, I have found it really moisturising, which is great when preparing for a tan.
Whilst using the product though, I didn't see much difference to the  colour my skin.
For me the product has a 'yoghurt' like scent to it which I really liked compared to the usual fake tan smell which usually puts me off the products. 

Overall this product is a great thing to use for a week before going out in the sun and after to maintain the tan and moisturise the skin but is more money than what I would usually spend on a fake tan product. 

The next product I am going to review is FakeBake's '5 Minute Mousse', the '5 minute mousse is a ready to wear tan. 
The information on the packaging states 'speed dry, colour lockdown formula' this I totally agree with the mousse dries almost instantly  which does mean that the mousse needs to be applied fast but no waiting around for the product to dry! 

The information also states 'a natural golden glow continues to develop with long lasting results', with this product I found that the colour the tan gave when first applied was a nice golden glow but after leaving on through the night then washing off there was no colour left. This doesn't put me off the product though because this tanning product is perfect for putting on for a party then washing it off the next day. 
The product comes with 2 free gloves for application which are essential for applying the product.

I really liked the coconut scent to this product which actually reminds me of somewhere exotic and sunny! 

Overall I really liked this product because of the lovely golden glow that it gave to my skin, the easy application and the way it is presented. 

The full range of FakeBake products are available Here.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blistex intensive moisturiser | Review

With the temperature getting colder as the days lead up to the winter months, the cold weather will mean our lips will need more nourishing than ever. 
Our lips don't produce natural oils of their own meaning a hydrating lip balm is certainly needed.
Luckily for us, Blistex have a range of lip balms specially designed to moisturise and protect your lips during the colder months.

One of the products that Blistex sell is the 'Intensive Moisturiser' (£2.30 RSP) which contains Shea butter and olive.
After I apply the product, my lips instantly feel hydrated and smooth as it is thicker than an ordinary lip balm and doesn't leave the 'bitty' feel some can give. 
I really like the refreshing minty smell because I find that it helps my lips feel revived and refreshed. 
The only downside to the product for me, is that the tube only contains 5ml of the product and costs more than what I would usually pay for a lip balm but during winter months when the weather is cold and my lips are dry I wouldn't mind spending more money out on a lip cream that actually does the job! 

The rest of the Blistex range can be found Here on their website but is sold at many stores. (SuperdrugBoots... Etc)

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Autumn/winter | Wishlist

Hello once again,
Today's post is going to be slightly different because it's not a review but I thought you might like a Wishlist! 
I have picked out six items that I really like and might put on my Christmas list, to share with you. 

1. The first thing on my Wishlist is the lovely 'Cream cable knit jumper dress' (£24.99 Newlook). I really like this because it looks so cosy and would go well with tights and boots! It also comes in navy and dark green. 

2. The next thing is the knitted skater skirt (£8 Primark). I really like this too because of how cosy it looks and would be lovely with tights and a blousey shirt tucked in. As far as I know this skirt comes in grey and red, it might be available in other colours but for £8 it's a real bargain.

3. Also on my Wishlist is 'The Christmas penguin' (£3.25 Lush). This is a bubble bar which I have tried a few others of from lush but not this one so I would really like to try it. I have smelt this  before in store at lush and love the refreshing smell it has and who wouldn't want a penguin this cute? 

4. Something that I have wanted for a while is the 'L'oreal true match foundation (£9.99 Boots). I have heard some really good reviews about this foundation from youtubers and other bloggers but won't buy it due to my already having foundations that need to be used up and the price as I wouldn't usually spend £10 on foundation but it's something I would really like to try! 

5. I don't usually wear eyeshadow or anything on my eyes very often apart from mascara but after buying the Real techniques core collection brushes I would like to own the Real techniques Starter set(£21.99 Boots). These brushes are really professional and affordable. 

6. The last thing on my Wishlist is a nail varnish by Barry M in the shade 'Elderberry' (£3.99 Barry M). I love the colour of this, it reminds me of icicles for some reason! So I think it would be great to wear for autumn/winter and I love the gel like finish that this range of nail varnish give.

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post today! 
And I would love to know what things are on your autumn/winter Wishlist?! 

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