Thursday, 4 September 2014

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray

This is the first product from Urban Decay that I own, I know right, that means I don't own any of the Naked Palettes, am I like the only person?! Having oily skin, I found that primer & powder just wasn't helping to keep my make up on long enough throughout the day, especially when I was under high intense lighting, and I honestly felt that I was looking a bit 'cakey' with powder on.

I have heard and seen many people rave about UD Make Up Setting Sprays over the last year or so, and with fellow oily gal Ingrid, Miss Glamorazzi, raving and using countless bottles of it I thought I'd pick myself up their 30ml All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray.

Now I know its only 30ml but it really hasn't latest long at all, maybe a 3 weeks, I have used it most days though, but I was shocked at how quickly it run out BUT I have really enjoyed using this, it feels really refreshing on the skin and I have found that my make up is lasting longer. With use of the setting spray my foundation is hanging around a good 6-8 hours and for me that's pretty good going compared to my normal 3-4 hours, even with higher coverages. 

It's been nearly a week since not using the spray as I have used every last drop and I miss it already, I have been hanging out till payday, which isn't to far away now and I definitely think I will be picking up the full size product, maybe even a 30ml for my make up bag too? 

What products from Urban Decay have you used? Do you use a make up setting spray?

Thursday, 7 August 2014

NEW IN: Witch Blackhead Clearing Gel

Witch Skincare Blackhead Clearing Gel

Witch is a brand I have always known of but have never used, I don't know why either, because it's a really affordable skincare brand, that I've seen tons of awesome reviews on. I was lucky enough to win a goody bag a few weeks ago from Pegasus PR and in the bag included the new Blackhead Clearing Gel from Witch.

The idea of the Blackhead Clearing Gel is that it gently exfoliates the skin, in turn visibly reducing blackheads, removes dead skin cells and clears out pores. The texture of the gel is super soft and silky and once you start massaging it into dry skin little particles appear, though I'm not sure if that's just my dead skin-eww! 

I have been using this in my evening skincare routine, so Cleanse, Gel, Moisturiser, ect. I have been using it 3-4 times a week and I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin, its more fresh and I would even say radiant and its left my skin feeling really soft. I have also noticed that the bumpiness I get sometimes on my cheeks has reduced a lot also, its something I can get quite conscious about

I've used a similar product to this before but from a more luxurious brand, which is almost triple the price and if I'm honest they are pretty much exactly the same, the only difference is the smell, the Witch Blackhead Clearing Gel has a more noticeable smell but nothing offensive. The best part though? It retails for £4.99! What an absolute bargain, great if your on a budget, if this came without any branding and just in a plain tube, I would have said it would have cost around the £10-£15 mark, sometimes I do that when comparing skincare;

 Imagine the product doesn't have any branding on, would you really be able to tell the difference between low end & high end, I can't in this case! 

Overall I am really impressed with this new launch from Witch Skincare and I think it's about time that I got my hands on more of the range without a doubt. I can't believe I haven't trialled the brand sooner. 

Have you ever tried Witch Skincare? What are your favourite products from the brand?

Monday, 4 August 2014

HealGel Eye

HealGel Eye

I have been on the hunt for a decent eye cream for a pretty long time. I suffer with puffy eye lids and dryness under my eyes, and to be honest I gave up looking. So when HealGel Eye* landed on my desk I was a bit unsure but actually it has been doing pretty well.

Now I wouldn't say it has really helped all that much with the puffiness I have been getting, unfortunately I don't think much will help to change that, as that occurred to my eyelids stretching after a serious reaction to the sun but the dryness has definitely improved. 

HealGel Eye* helps sooth the area as well as help with collagen in the skin but I think what has really helped is the fact its packed with hyaluronic acid, which is know to help lock in moisture. 

I have been using the eye cream both day and night, I like it even more because it doesn't interfere with make up, and even helps my concealer sit better. It certainly isn't the cheapest of eye creams coming in at £32 but all the other cheaper alternatives haven't even compared to this and with something so delicate as the eye area, I really don't mind paying out, especially if it's going to work.

I'm just glad I don't have the under eyes of a 60 year old women now!

What is your favourite eye cream or treatment? What do you use to de-puff those eyelids? 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Summer Drink With Lambrini

Lambrini Strawberry
Lambrini Strawberry

I'm not a huge drinker, but when something is fruity and alcoholic I'm definitely intrigued. I don't know about you but Lambrini brings back memories of my younger days, it has always been a brand I've known of and in fact when I was younger, I even drank, which was just their Original Lambrini, I didn't know they started doing other flavours!

These super fun & cute drinks are really easy to make too, all you will need is:

Glass or Jam Jar (Mine are from Lakeland)
Half a lemon
Some ice
Sugar
Straws
Some Strawberries
Lambrini (of course)

To get the effect around the glass, I sliced a lemon in half and ran it around the edge of the jar and then simply dipped it into a small bowl of sugar. I then filled both jars with ice and poured in the Lambrini Strawberry* and to finish off, pop a sliced strawberry on the edge of the jar and added in a straw! FYI the strawberry tastes delicious after as it soaks up the lemon sugar!

It has taken Lambrini over a year to produce the right intensity of strawberryness in their Lambrini Strawberry and they have got it spot on, the smell even takes me back to strawberry picking with my mum when I like little little! It's simply delicious and really refreshing on the palette, its perfect for any girls night in, picnic or even a good old BBQ!

Lambrini Strawberry* retails at £3.20 depending on the shop and if you are over 18 you can visit their website to check out all their other flavours. 

Please drink responsibly!

What is your favourite summer drink? Are you a fan of Lambrini?