Thursday, 29 August 2013

Empties of the Month

(Left to Right)

PRADA 'Candy' Eau de Parfum
This is a seductively sweet fragrance created with Caramel and white musk. I completely adore this perfume, it smells utterly gorgeous but it has one major flaw and that is it's lack of durability. I don't think I'm alone in saying that this fragrance does not last throughout the day so further 'spritzing' is needed which would explain how quickly my bottle became empty. Due to this I doubt I will invest in buying this perfume for myself however if anyone was feeling generous I wouldn't refuse..(just a hint to my nearest and dearest).

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

GlossyBox: High-flyers

JUICY COUTURE Viva La Juicy Noir
A suductivly sweet fragrance created with Sandalwood, honey suckle and a burst of berries. I have found this to be wearable day or night and for any occassion. Unfortunately this perfume isn't terribly durable which is an issue I also found with 'Couture La La', however it's such a lovely scent it hasn't discouraged me from wearing it. 

JELLY PONG PONG 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow
With my experiences so far with Jelly Pong Pong as a brand, I can't say I've been totally impressed and most often I give my products away. I've recently taken to shadow liners and initially I was interested to see how this particular one would turn out. I wasn't too pleased with the colour I received, a dark green which really isn't suited for me. If I do choose to wear green around the eyes I usually opt for olive/neutral tones. Therefore it seems  I won't find any use for this. 

EMITE MAKE UP Eyelash Curler 
I was really intrigued to find out what product was worth £20 in this month's box and I certainly did not expect these! I currently use a Benefit eye lash curler which has done me well for a few years or so, but this one by Emite make up has really stepped up the mark. I'm not too keen on the appearance of the curler and on first impressions I didn't think they would perform that well or live up to their price tag. How very wrong I was. This curler is amazing, from my very first use I have been completely taken by how brilliant they are. My lashes become so much more defined, opening up my eyes  with a really natural appearance. This curler will NEVER leave my make up bag and has certainly become a 2013 favourite. 

TRESEMME Platinum Strength 60 Second Treatment Shot
These treatment shots from Tresemme seem to go down well with other beauty bloggers and I've always been curious to try one for myself. This is the 'platinum strength instant resue' shot, developed to combat frizzy, damaged hair. Currently I have rather dry, split ends and I was expecting this treatment to give my locks a much smoother texture but honestly it gave rather average results. The product has a lovely scent and leaves my hair tangle free but I just didn't feel it was any better than my regular conditioner. 

OCEANE Makeup Remover Pen
I always aim to create a perfect a cat eye flick when applying eyeliner and although I have somewhat mastered it, over years of attempts, I do still make the odd mistake or smudge. I've never really considered using a make up remover pen just because it'll be another product added to the bulge of my make up bag and I'm happy enough using a damp cotton bud. This product has actually come into good use although I wouldn't say that it is entirely essential in my routine. After each use I have noticed make up to linger on the nib of the pen which does transfer back onto the skin which is slightly annoying but replaceable nibs are provided with the pen. 

Tamara x

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Topshop Infrared Lipstick

Topshop 'Infrared' - £8

Red lips always seem to suit everyone else but me and it has been a frustrating process to find a shade that I can pull off. It took me a terribly long time to realise that cool toned reds are just not my friend and so I needed to focus my search on warmer, orange toned reds. A few weeks back I was chatting with a lovely girl over the till and I found myself awing over her lipstick, she told me it was 'Morange' by MAC and since she had very similar dark features and medium skin tone like myself I figured if it looked good on her it should on me..right? MAC is a brand I can't really afford to invest in so I went on the hunt for an inexpensive dupe. I researched online and came across many recommendations that Topshop's 'Infrared' was a perfect match for this particular shade.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Shadow Stick

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - £4.49

I absolutely adore all my eye shadow palettes and pots but I figured that it was about time I gave shadow pencils a try, after all it cuts out the need for blending brushes and will most likely lighten the load of my make up bag. I'm constantly reading great things about the Rimmel 'Scandaleyes' shadow sticks, which are available in five unique colours, but of course I decided to play it safe and opted for shade 'Bad Girl Bronze' an intense metallic brown. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara

Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara - £4.99 * introductory offer

It's been a while since I purchased a new mascara and I'm a little bored of my regular choices, some have even dried out because I've had them much too long. I don't usually turn to Max Factor for beauty in general as I find their products are slightly over priced for what they are and their product launches aren't terribly innovative. That was until the new 'Wild Collection' was launched this Summer and I was completely intrigued. 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Radox Coconut Kiss Shower Cream

Radox Coconut Kiss Shower Cream 250ml - prices vary

Once again my obsession with all things Coconut has been satisfied! Admittedly I am a little late in buying this product, since it was launched a few months back, but at long last it has finally found a place in my bathroom. This is a heavenly shower cream from Radox and is one of three new vibrant scents which include 'Berry Burst' and 'Cherry Blast' which I'm personally not so keen on. 'Coconut Kiss' is definitely the winner for me and is just perfect to use during the Summer.