Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sleek Make up Brow Kit

I have found my new favourite brow product and it isn't expensive too! At £8.99 from Boots (Sleek products are also available at Superdrug) The Sleek Make-up Brow Kit is amazing! It comes in 4 shades 'Light, Dark, Extra Dark and Black'. I have very dark brows and I use 818 Dark which is a great match.

Before this I use to use my Naked Palette to fill in my brows which worked fine but I wanted to try something new, I love Smashbox Brow Tech but I didn't want to pay out too much, so this really suited me.

The Sleek Make-up Brow Kit comes with a brow wax and setting powder plus tweezers, angle brush and setting brush. On the Boots website it has a step guide on how to use it:

'Step One:
Using the tweezers enclosed, clean up any stray hairs.
Step Two:
Apply the shaping wax with the angled brush following the natural shape of your brow to define the brows’ shape, pressing gently as you go to ensure you do not get hard lines, blending as you go.
Step Three:
Using the setting powder, apply using the same angled brush, filling in any sparse areas, blending the wax as you go to achieve picture perfect brows.'

When I use this I have to admit I don't really use the powder not because it isn't good but I just favour the wax as I prefer the look it gives and I apply it using the angled brush. I love that it comes with an angled brush because I don't know about you but I really struggle to find angle brushes! It stays brilliantly and is just as good as the Smashbox Brow Tech in my opinion but half the price! It is everything I need in a brow product!
Have any great Brow product recommendations?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Ariane Poole Cosmetics Website Relaunch

*Ariane Poole Cosmetics have relaunched their website at . Ariane Poole is an international make up artist with over 25 years experience. Ariane has worked with many celebs, models and royalty! Her philosophy on make up is that 'you should notice the woman not the make-up' - I love this. These cosmetics have been created to be quick and easy to use and fashionable. The Concealer Palette has been voted best product by She magazine and Ariane Poole Cosmetics were the first to launch a liquid mineral tint foundation in 2004.

There are many exciting things happening with Ariane Poole Cosmetics at the moment such as they are rebranding and repackaging products, Crystal Taupe is coming back and they are launching Christmas packages which at the moment, a free make up bag comes with the Christmas packages over £50.00.

I had a visit on the website which is very easy to use and navigate. There is a page which talks about the brand and also Ariane's Story. I love that her story is on the website as I love reading people's stories to how they have made it where they are today. There is an ask Ariane coming soon and you can book classes too. All the products look great and there are some really nice gorgeous colours. By visiting the website it's made me want to buy and try everything!

Take a look at Ariane Poole Cosmetics and at the moment there is free shipping! Yay!  Also one more thing is that shortly they will be  announcing a Free entry Selfie promotion with a £250 worth of Ariane Poole* makeup. All the lucky winner will have to do is share their promotion link on Facebook and upload a Selfie (later this week).



Thursday, 13 November 2014

Detoxifying Dead Sea Mud Face Mask

I love winter but it's at this time of year when my skin is at it's worst, so to help it out I bought myself a face mask from Superdrug. Ideally I wanted to try an Origins one but they are quite expensive! So I bought the Dead Sea Mud one as I have previously used a Superdrug face mask before and really liked it and they are so cheap too at £2.59. 

Superdrug do two other face masks as well the Dead Sea Mud one for the same price. These are the Aloe Vera Mud Mask and Cucumber Peel Off Mask but I chose the Dead Sea one as this gives a 'smooth, invigorated complexion'.

The Mud mask contains ' Ultra-purifying Dead Sea Mud, which effectively unclogs pores and draws out dirt, oil and impurities, leaving skin feeling soft and revitalised.'

I apply this once or twice a week even though it does suggest to use 2-3 days and leave on for 10-15 minutes. It's a dark grey colour and it has a nice perfume scent to it and I'm not very good at describing scents but it does kind of remind me of the smell of the beach.

I once again am impressed by the Superdrug face mask, it leaves my skin so so so soft and smooth and does take away the oiliness. My skin feels really refreshed afterwards and my skin looks great. One of the things I love about Superdrug is that they are against animal testing! This product is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

If you want to try a cheap face mask, try and pick this up! Can you suggest any other good face masks?