A collaborative blog of fashion addicts, rambling about their latest fashion crazes and beauty tips.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Face Mask That Burns Your Face??

This is the Superdrug Cooling Face Mask - Cucumber, one of the 4 Superdrug facemasks that I'm trying out. See my last face mask post for details.)

Okay so maybe I exaggerated a little..
But once I applied this face mask, it almost immediately started to sting my face; particularly around my cheeks and mouth. The stinging sensation was not 'gentle and tingling' AT ALL, it felt like miniature bee stings all over my face, that was so overwhelmingly painful that I almost passed out. And believe me, my pain tolerance is pretty decent! Thankfully it didn't sting SO much after it started to dry, but I really couldn't last the recommended minimum 5mins and had to wash it off.

On the packet it claims:

"Deeply cleanses, hydrates, and refreshes"

But I felt that afterwards it didn't hydrate at all, and if they think causing you pain 'refreshes' you then so be it. I don't however; wish upon any of my readers to go through such an experience for such limited results. So no I wouldn't recommend this particular facemask to anyone, in fact I think I would tell them to steer clear and try the Superdrug Pomegranate and Cranberries Peel off Face Mask instead! Because that one was super gentle, didn't have an overwhelming chemical smell (like the other peel off face mask by
Montagne Jeunesse), AND it smelt super yummy I almost licked it!

And if anyone was wondering, it wasn't an allergic reaction because my face was fine after i washed it off.

Upcoming Posts:
-Tampon and Pad Holders

-Face scrubs
-Painless Waxing??

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of these brands and I have bought these products with my own money. All reviews are my honest opinion.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

What am I using now??

Update on what products I'm using now and some lil reviews~

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion - fragrance free

I ran out of Palmers Body Lotion and came across this and though I'd give it a try. It says on the back of the tube:

" Daily Moisturising Lotion combines the concentrated goodness of finely-milled naturally active Colloidal Oatmeal with rich emollients. This unique formula is clinically proven to go beyond 24 hour moisturisation and replenish the skin's natural barrier function, to significantly improve the condition of the dry skin in just 2 weeks. Absorbs quickly and leave the skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy."

So based on that I think I agree that it does keep my skin moisturised for quite a while throughout the day, but only up until I wash it off. It is also light and absorbs quickly after being massaged into the skin, which I like because the creamy feeling that you get from some lotions isn't very practical when you're applying it on your hands. However I think I do prefer the Palmers Body butter, as it is more moisturising and leaves my skin much softer, but this lotion is good for applying on my hands. If only it came is purse-sized bottles!

Shills Rose Water Eye&lips Makeup Remover

Yup you guessed it! I ran out of the Clinique Gentle Eye Makeup remover so I made use of this one. This product smells like roses, but it isn't overpowering either so it's suitable for your gentle eye area. The top half of the solution is the oils and the pink bit is where the magic is, so you need to shake the bottle to mix them up. I love the fact that it's pink too! Bonus points! I feel that this product isn't as good as the Clinique one though, because it takes a bit more effort to get my mascara off. So it's a decent gentle makeup remover and it's appealing, but I think I'd rather invest in a better one~

OPI Start to Finish Nail Stregthener

My Barry M nail strengthener/top&base coat went all gloopy and thick, so I chucked that out and thought I'd make an investment into a more refined one because I use it so often. This OPI one is super smooth and dries thinly, which is perfect for a base and top coat, but I'm still testing it out to see if it really helps to strengthen my nails.

Upcoming posts:
Face scrubs
Painless Waxing??

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Video: Half Up-do Inspired by Girls' Generation SNSD

If you aren't subbed to me on Youtube/following me on Twitter/Facebook page, Here's my latest vid!! lol xD

Link if you can't see the vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPmany4_yiw
(Double click the vid to see it in all it's glory)


Friday, 17 September 2010

Face masks

So recently I went to Superdrug and bought some facemasks to try, because I finished using the ones I ordered from Sasa (Olay) Which were super moisturizing so I'd recommend them for people with normal/dry skin, but I have oily/combination skin during and post summer. So I decided to look into mud masks and pore cleansing masks, which will help control my oily T-zone.

Clockwise from top left: Montagne Jeunesse Cucumber Peel Off Masque 99p, Mudd Original Deep Cleansing Mask 99p, Superdrug - Cooling Cucumber 89p, Superdrug - Self Heating Apricot 89p, Superdrug - Nurishing Chocolate 89p, Superdrug - Peel off face mask Pomegranate&cranberry 89p.

I'm so eager to get stuck in and try them all!! I use 1 facemask a week as a deep moisturiser/deep cleanser because you don't need it every day, so the first one I've used so far is the Montagne Jeunesse Peel Off Masque. It says on the packet that it is recommended for normal, oily, combination skin on t-zone/all over face peel, so you can just use it on your T-zone (forehead and nose) or just apply it all over your face. It comes out like a gel and it totally stunk of chemicals... in fact it was so bad that the smell alone stings and burns your eyes if you apply it around you eyes whilst they're open x.x You leave it on till it dries and you peel the whole thing off and wipe off the excess after. I think it really unclogged my pores, and acted like one big pore strip for my face. So once you get past the strong smell, you do get the benefits of the deep cleanse. When it dries it tightens up around your face, so if you don't like that then I won't recommend it for you. Overall, I think this brand it worth checking out, but I'm reluctant to buy the same mask.

Hm, which one to try next?? Hehe.

Upcomming posts: Update - What products am I using now??

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of these brands and I have bought these products with my own money. All reviews are my honest opinion.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

What I'm wearing today

Today I just had a driving lesson and then I'm staying in to do some work, so this is what I'm wearing~
Excuse the minimal effort on hair and makeup, coz I prefer to keep things simple when I'm only going out for a few mins.

(Click to enlarge)
Straw Trilby hat: Urban Outfitters, Costume glasses: Primark, Floral playsuit: ShiMaii, Swarvoski necklace: Handmade, Knitted cardigan: Urban Outfitters, Leather skinny belt: Topshop, Grey knee socks: Topshop, Clog boots: Topshop

I bought the socks only yesterday and I've been wanting some woolly sock for ages!! They're a lil itchy at first but I get used to it.

And I'm obsessed with skinny belts, so I've been wearing this brown belt a LOT! The shoes are quite recently bought too, because I thought.. 'oh to hell with it!' and bought some clog boots, as I found the clogs that I bought last time were quite comfy. (Which BTW I returned them because they were too big and they literally just fell apart when I took them out the box =.='' See clog post here) The chunky heel is just right; not too thin and not too big. So walking in them is achievable and quite comfy, but they are bit high for me (4 inch) I'm more used to walking in 3 inch heels :)

I'm the kind of person that likes to invest in shoes I really like and then wear them to death, so I'm trying to refrain from buying any new boots for a while. It's temping though because I've spotted a pair of fake sheep skin boots in River Island that I adore!

For autumn I think I'll be wearing floral and paisley print chiffon maxi dresses and playsuits. The playsuit that I'm wearing in the picture was ordered from ShiMaii, and they have a cute selection of clothes and accessories at pocket friendly prices. You can check them out here.

Oh and they aren't my real glasses BTW :') I just have this lil craze with cute nerdy glasses~

Disclaimer: All items were bought with my own money and I have not been asked/paid to feature these items.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Video: Volumous Curls With Curling Irons

Made a quick tutorial on how I do my curly hair with curling irons :)

Link if you can't see the vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvvX0CRKNaw
(Double click to view on youtube page)


Saturday, 4 September 2010

Youtube Giveaway - CLOSED

I'm holding a lil give away for reaching 100 subbies! Hehe, sub and comment on the vid for your chance to win! Tell your friends to join in too! :D

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

My current favourite mascara and reviews

The first mascara I can remember using was a Boots No.7 Intense mascara of some sort, and it only added a slight layer on each lash and then clumped :/

And then I upgraded to Urban Decay Sky Scraper (£13.70) mascara which does add a visible amount of lengthening, and no clumping with the clever shaped brush. The neck of the bottle squeezes off the excess and isn't too tight to make putting the wand back in a hassle.But then I finally reached my favourite mascara which I still love to this day the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express (£6.99) mascara, which I tried because of all the hype and I needed a new mascara anyway. So putting aside the bold colour of the packaging and the strange shape the creamy texture inside works like magic! With the special fibre technology in it, it makes my lashes look around 50% longer. However it doesn't hold the curl and it needs a quick comb through after application to remove any lumps and bumps!
So I'm planning on trying out the waterproof formula soon and compare it to see which one holds the curl more!

From left to right:
Max Factor False Lash Effect - £7.99? (Limited edition) Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof - £4.99 Maybelline Falsies £7.99

Now these are the mascaras that I'm currently using, the Max Factor mascara was almost an impulse buy and I just wanted to see if it matches the standards of the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express mascara since it had similar names and claimed to give 'full lashes, Natural look Mascara'. When I first applied it, it felt like I was using the Maybelline mascara, except it had slightly less lengthening effects but visibly less clumps. So I agree that it does give a natural full lash look and it is a great alternative if you don't want as much intensity as the Maybelline mascara.

I would recommend the Maybelline Great Lash mascara as a great lengthening mascara for the lower lashes as it doesn't add as much length and volume as the Falsies mascara but it adds enough length for my bottom lashes. I either use this mascara or the Urban Decay one depending on the finish look that I want.

And finally the last mascara is the Maybelline Falsies Mascara that came out soon after the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express mascara, and I was curious on how they were going to top the last mascara and how it would differ. I found that it was very similar to the Colossal Volume mascara except there was a spoon brush on it instead, and it still didn't hold the curl.

If anyone would like a more in depth review on any of the mentioned mascaras or pictures of the mascaras on my lashes just leave a comment below :)
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