Saturday, 27 October 2012

So Susan Wide Awake Palette | A Review

Hey guys, 

So, in my August Joile Box (The best I’ve had so far in my opinion) I got this palette, and I have to admit it was my only disappointment in the box. 

In the palette you get a highlighter cream, illuminating cream and an eyebrow sculptor with three colours in it. There was also a pair of tweezers, and a very bad brush.

I was really quite excited to get something like this because I love trying new brands, and I’d never heard of So Susan before. I played around with this for a bit, and have to admit it hasn’t left me wanting to buy anymore So Susan products.

Now, first I want to talk about the creams in here. The illuminating cream is a yellow toned colour and the highlighting cream is a pink colour.  I thought these would be great, but they really aren’t anything.

When I swatched them they were almost like the creamy concealers you get in those cheap kits, and when I blended them out on my skin they just went to nothing. They didn’t highlight or illuminate anything so I just don’t use them.

The other product in there is called the ‘eyebrow sculptor’, but it’s not! The colours all contain a lot of shimmer, and even boarder-line glitter.

Secondly, only one of the three colours (if they were matte) would be a suitable eyebrow colour. While the colours are nice, and I would use them as eyeshadows, but don’t call shimmery shadow eyebrow colours pleas

The brush isn’t even worth words. You know those crappy little things you get free normally are bad, this is even worse than those. The tweezers are by far the best thing of this entire palette. They are pretty decent and I will be keeping these aside to use more often.  

The packaging in actually quite nice but it could be better. The magnets are quite strong, so it would travel well in my opinion. I don’t like the font and colour on the back though because I struggled (big time) to read the writing. I could be so much better. 

The things making me still want to consider buying things from So Susan is the fact that they are a cruelty free company (something I vow to take more notice of from now on), and they are free from most nasty things and chemicals.  

Do you have any So Susan recommendation that would higher my opinion? I really want to like them….

Thanks for reading,
Sarah xo
Thursday, 25 October 2012

Outside a broad downright rots the laughing luxury.  
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Quo Exfoliating Cleanser Pads

Hey guys,

Oh my, I love these things! I say that about a lot of things about and I mean it but I really mean it for these. They are a pound land bargain find of mine, and I’m stocking up in fear that they will disappear out of my life. 

These pretty much look like any other cleansing pads you can buy on one side but the other side has a really fine grain, or really small exfoliating particles, on the other side that makes them what they are.
The smooth side can be used to take of makeup, and to remove dirt and oil from the face and it leaves it feeling nice and cleansed. I really like the cleansing solution these are soaked in, and I think it might have something to do with the Jojoba that’s infused in it. All in all, these cleansing solution works to cleanse the skin.

The grains is gentle enough that you can use these every day but they are exfoliating enough that they make you feel like you have exfoliating your skin and giving it a good clean. It removes the flaking bits of skin that are a constant side effect of having super dry skin, but they also remove impurities from the skin like those pesky little  blackheads that like to rear their ugly little heads every now and then. 

I used these morning and night and won’t be without them for a while. They do what they say they do, and they are only a POUND! I would recommend these to just about anyone, and have three pots stored away for when I’m running out! 

Do you have any pound land loves? I often find great things in there :) 
Thanks for reading guys,
Sarah xo
Sunday, 14 October 2012

Review | MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer

Hey guys, 

I have a little review for you today, and it’s on a new concealer that I’ve had for about a month. I brought this on a whim actually. I was looking for a new concealer and thinking about getting something from Bobbi Brown, when I started watching Meghan Rosette videos on YouTube. She raves about this concealer left, right and centre so I brought it when I was getting a couple of lipsticks from MAC.

I guessed my shade (which turned out to be the perfect shade) and thought if it was too light I could use it under my eyes for that brighten effect.  The shade is NC15, and I was worried it was going to be to yellow as that’s a common complaint with MAC, but it’s just yellow enough to take out redness but not too yellow that it doesn’t work for me. 

This is great because it’s the right shade, and it works on my blemishes, on redness and under my eyes. It’s a nice coverage, and takes out redness like nothing else. It covers my spots and all the grossness really easily, but it also covers my dark circles. You can build up the coverage pretty easily as well which is a big bonus for me. It looks really natural on the skin too. It lasts all day, even if I don’t set it with a powder.  

The only thing I would change is the packaging. I think it looks really nice from the outside, but the pump isn’t all that great. I always get too much product on the back on my hand when I use this and I waste some of it. I tried to only do half a pump but it doesn’t really work.
Overall, it’s a great product and I would repurchase this over and over again. I think I might give some other MAC concealers a go if this is anything to go by. 

Do you like MAC Concealers? Any recommendations on what to try next? 

Thanks for reading,
Sarah xo
Sunday, 7 October 2012

NOTD: L'Oreal Color Riche Mauve Rendezvous

Not much of a talking post but here is a quick nail of the day post!

I managed to take some pictures on my iPad so sorry about the quality. If you read my last post you'll know that my camera (also my phone) is broken so I can't take many pictures right now.

But, I love this polish. Two coats is more than enough and you don't really need a top coat because it's super glossy (and there is a top coats already mixed into this bad boy).