Saturday, 25 August 2012

Liz Earle Nectar Cream Blush

Ive only said how much i love the Liz Earle products and so i was very excited to be included in the Newsletter with a quote i wrote when i first tried out the Skin Tint. I still use the skin tint as my quick everyday face as it blends effortlessly and just makes my skin glow. Here's a quick snap shot in case you missed it.

I recently was sent a few of the other colour products from the range and my stand out product has to be the Healthy Glow Cream Blush in Nectar 06 
While slightly scary in the pan it is the most beautiful real to life flush of colour that blends seamlessly with no effort for a quick and easy brightening effect.

 (No Flash)


Swatch in natural light

Blended on the skin (Wearing Skin tint in Beech 03 & Healthy Glow Cream Blush 06)

The Healthy Cream Blush comes in 7 shades and is priced at £16.50 available here

Friday, 17 August 2012

Benefit Real or Hype Mascara review!

Hi Girls, i recently purchased the much hyped up Benefit they're Real Mascara.
If anyone can give a mascara a run for its money its me as i have such rubbish lashes and i expect a mascara to transform them into long Bambi touch your eyebrow type of look (Near impossible i know)

I purchased the small sized one in boots which is about half the size of the regular one which retails at £18.50

The brush is very firm but flexible and the bristles are spiky. The head of the brush is quite large and it does get right down to the root of the lashes easily.

The tip of the brush is a spiked ball shape and i found the mascara collected in this area a bit too much so if i tried to use this part of the brush it clumped the lashes together.

                                               Results: Naked Lashes                                                    

1 Coat

2 Coats

I have to say I'm very underwhelmed by this mascara, 1 coat was ok it did lengthen the lashes the colour is a nice dramatic black but its really nothing special for me and at £18.50 i expected a lot more. 

2 Coats and its clumpy. I will use it up but i wouldn't re buy. I had high hopes but in my opinion its an average mascara, i have better ones that cost less than half the price.
Obviously this may not be the case for everyone, i do have very short fine lashes to begin with so somebody with different lashes may well love this mascara but it just didn't work for me. Have you tried this and if so what are your thoughts?