Monday, 28 September 2020

Soap and Glory Eye Make-Up Essentials*

Good things come in pretty pink packages and when this arrived on my doorstep I just couldn't decide which product to swatch first. This box of goodies contained eye products, so everything from eye make-up remover to Soap and Glory's best selling and iconic liquid liner. I am obsessed with not only their skincare but also their make-up too! Read on to see a list/prices of the products that I received!

Here's what I received:
  • Puffy Eye Attack Triple Jelly Eye Make-Up Remover £5*
  • Thick and Fast Waterproof Mascara £10*
  • Lid Stuff Eyeshadow Sticks x3 Matte Rose/Rose Glitter, Grey All Day/Putting On The Glitz and Coco Crush/Golden Crush £7* each
  • Supercat Black Eyeliner Pen £6* 

I will be sharing my views on each product individually in posts to come but I will give you my initial thoughts and let you know (in depth) how the eye make-up remover since I have been using it a lot lately.

Ok so this is my first ever proper eye make-up remover because I usually just use the Garnier micellar water to remove everything but I do usually like to switch up my skin care and make up products. I loved the cooling effect once I felt the product on my eyelids and the surrounding eye area, the jelly texture really makes this unique to use. I simply put a coin sized amount on a cotton wool pad and dab it into the pad before applying it onto my eyes. This stuff really picks up everything! From eyeshadow, concealer to even stubborn mascara!

The eye make-up remover is suitable for ALL skin types including sensitive skin! This truly melts away any stubborn makeup and the added green tea, vitamin C and pro vitamin B5 really helps to cool, depuff and moisturise the eye area whilst removing all the residue on the skin and eye area... AMAZING! It's so gentle and doesn't irritate the eye area at all. I do quite a lot of eye make-up looks on my make-up Instagram and so this has really been helping in effectively removing all traces of make-up and I really enjoy taking it off because this cools the eye area and I love the added skin benefits in the product. Definitely recommend this and I would definitely buy this once I finish my press sample.

Now moving onto the other eye make-up essentials from S&G! I knew about their iconic and much loved Supercat liner and I was so happy to receive this. Will have to review this soon. The waterproof mascara is super cute, I don't usually go for waterproof mascaras so this will be interesting to use and lastly, my favourite out of the whole box has to be the eyeshadow stick trio. The colours are so beautiful and these are so great for on the go. I will upload swatches and a review of this soon. Such lovely packaging and very Instagram worthy too!

What is your favourite Soap and Glory Product? comment below!

Items marked with * were gifted, this post contains press samples.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Pure Anada NEW Colour Collection Eye and Cheek Palette in Dauntless* and Petal Perfect Lipstick in Persuasion* Review

I swear the more I use Pure Anada products, the more I fall in love with their products. I am already a huge fan of their skincare products so I was really ecstatic to see these when they landed on my doorstep.
The eyeshadow palette has a lovely range of pink/berry tones which is something I don't normally go for but I'm up for experimenting! who knows this might just become my new everyday palette. The lipstick shade is so me! So I know I will get a good wear out of it.

About Pure Anada:
Pure Anada is a Canadian company, founded in 2003 by Candice Grenier. Each and every product is vegan and cruelty free, Yay!!
All of the products are handcrafted/made with love and are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients directly from nature,so only the best plants and minerals are sourced and used.
All products from Pure Anada are available in the UK to buy from a website called Live In The Light.

Product descriptions:

Dauntless Compact Palette  £29.95*
A cost-effective purchase, the Pressed Blush & Eye Colours included in the Compact Collection come in refills so if you run out of one of the colours, you can restock by purchasing the refill in that colour and just pop it into your compact.
The Dauntless Compact Collection Includes:
Dahlia Pressed Blush
Drama Queen Pressed Eye Shadow - Beauty Bible 2020 Award winner**
Dapper Pressed Eye Shadow
Harmony Pressed Eye Shadow
Sweetheart Pressed Eye Shadow
** Silver, Best Natural & Beauty Steal Award Winner.

I really like this eyeshadow palette. It contains three shimmery shades and one matte shade. I was amazed at the colour pay off. The swatches above were without an eye primer so you can imagine how much more beautiful they will look once you use an eye base. The texture is very smooth and easy to work with! You can blend them into a perfect smoky eye for a date night or even create a subtle eye look for day to day wear. These four shades really work together well and can be used individually too! The shimmer isn't too glittery or shiny but gives dimension to the eyes and will definitely compliment your outfit. I really like the dark purple shade the most. The blusher is a good size and it enables you to easily swirl your blusher brush into the pan. This is very pigmented so you don't even need to use alot. This blusher can compliment any skin tone and there are also mini specks of gold shimmer that looks amazing when it catches the light. I like this palette because of the added blusher and you can actually replace the eyeshadow and blusher pans once they are finished, you can purchase refills separately so you don't have to buy the whole palette again, genius! 

Petal Perfect Lipstick in 'Persuasion' £9.95*
Persuasion is a dusty and beautiful shade of lipstick with a matte finish and creamy texture. Colour Description: Dusty rose
In order to achieve the colouring, our Matte Lipsticks are pigmented with titanium dioxide and iron oxide. You can be sure that Persuasion Lipstick is vegan and contains no carmine or dyes.  No silicone or artificial flavours… just fabulous moisture and colour from nature!
This moisture-intensive natural lipstick features certified organic rosehip seed oil, rich butters, plant oils, and waxes to provide a smooth, creamy consistency.
Rosehip Seed Oil is known to repair dry, damaged skin and promote cell regeneration. A perfect treatment to hydrate and smooth your lips!
• 100% Organic & Mineral Ingredients • Vegan & Cruelty-Free • No Silicone • No Petroleum Dyes • No Artificial Flavours

Such a pretty colour! I have already used this lipstick alot and I love everything about it. The colour, the wear time, the creamy consistency and the added natural ingredients so it gives something back.
This shade is described as a dusty rose and it really looks like your lips but better. A perfect everyday shade to wear. It really feels like a high end lipstick and is definitely underrated! The consistency is so creamy it almost feels like a liquid lipstick, feels very light on the lips too so it doesn't even feel like you are wearing lipstick. The added rosehip seed oil ensures that your lips are kept moisturised and this is probably the most cleanest and nature friendly lipstick I own! The added natural ingredients really makes this a joy to apply. The price is perfect for this product! The shade range is fabulous too! So many colours to suit everyone.

All in all, I really enjoyed using both of these products and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for vegan friendly, clean and make-up products that deliver high colour results without any nasty chemicals or anything artificial. Have you tried Pure Anada make-up? Check out all of the products here - link

Monday, 14 September 2020

REVIEW | Essie 343 Hubby For Dessert

Believe it or not but this is my first ever Essie polish *hides away* this was actually from a set I got on my birthday, I believe it was from a bridal collection. These are mini polishes (not the actual size of a normal essie polish) I love how small they are too! So easy to travel with! I am a huge pastel fan so I immediately fell in love with this shade.

Product description:
smooth. sweet. rich. however you slice it, this irresistible sheer candied lilac takes the cake.

I had no idea how this Essie polish would perform, All of my current polishes have a reasonably good amount of wear time and with a top coat it would last atleast upto 5-6 days without chipping but I have heard great things about Essie polishes.
As with all pastel polishes, application can be abit tricky. I found that applying a base coat is best for this shade as it gives the perfect foundation to work with. The first coat is very sheer but I applied it atleast four times to fully achieve opacity. You can still see my nail line but I love that look plus there are no streaks either.

I'm loving Hubby For Dessert, It's such a sweet and pretty nail lacquer and perfect for spring/summer. The gorgeous lilac shade is a must for your nail polish collection. Amazingly I was able to get a week's wear before I got my first chip and that truly is incredible for a nail polish. In this mini bridal collection there were two more nail polishes, a baby pink and a bright darker pink but out of the three polishes, I would say that this one is my favourite.

Can't believe it took me so long to try a Essie Polish, I now have five shades in my wishlist. They're so addictive to buy aren't they?!

What is your favourite Essie nail polish?

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

REVIEW | Natural Handmade Henna Cones by Reem

Henna is something I have really been liking alot lately and when Eid was approaching I had to source a henna cone fast because I decided to attempt doing henna myself for the very first time. I was nervous because I have never tried doing it myself and I was confused since there are SO many henna companies/brands to choose from.

So anyway I started following many talented henna artists/companies and that's how I discovered Reem Henna and I am so glad that I did.
It was the beautiful pink aesthetic that really caught my attention so I immediately followed her on Instagram and checked out her etsy store - link

I was amazed. The henna cones were so affordable and seeing all the positive reviews made me super excited to receive my order. I was also glad because I didn't have to bulk buy the cones because there were other artists who were selling their handmade cones but you had to buy like 10...10! I only needed one haha.

My package was so pretty and the little touches like the handwritten note, the glittery washi tape and the pink instructions really made this the perfect package to receive. Reem really does give it her all when packaging her orders and I was also happy to receive a lil pot of sealant in my order too. Some companies charge extra for those but it's so nice that she added one.

All of her henna cones are organic and handmade, the smell was so gorgeous and you could really tell that it was fresh. I knew my stain was going to be fabulous too but I ended up dming her loads for tips and she was the most friendliest and helped me along the way.
I was able to hold the cone comfortably and the tip size was perfect for delicate designs.

I kept my henna on for atleast five hours and then as Reem suggested, wrap your hand in some cling film and keep it on. Obviously you get the best henna stains if kept on overnight so that's what I will try next time. I was also curious about storage so she said that it's perfectly ok to keep in the freezer after use and can be used two more times (depending on how much you use) The size was decent too, not too much and not too little. 
Overally I was very impressed with my order, the actual henna cone and afterstain and how sweet she was when I had like 100 questions haha. I definitely recommend checking out her henna cones, perfect for beginners to pros!

Reem's Etsy store - link and Instagram - link
Be sure to check out her work and follow her!

Hope you enjoyed my review! See you in the next post!