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July 31, 2013

SUPERCAT - Extreme Eyeliner Pen


Following my current obsession with Soap&Glory I wanted to review the SUPERCAT eyeliner.  I purchased it at Boots after my Maybelline Master Precise's tip broke and I couldn't use it anymore, so I was really happy with the Supercat eyeliner as the tip feels quite stiff as opposed to the soft one from Maybelline.


I love how it is really black and matte, it is also really easy to apply as the felt tip easily glides onto the skin, so you can achieve any cat-eye look (really thin or bold wing ). However, there are a couple of things that weren't to my liking. 

1.- The smell of it reminds me of those big permanent markers that we used at school! I was a little bit sceptical the first time thinking it would sting my eye (it didn't) or that it wouldn't be right to apply onto my eyelid.

2.- The time it takes to dry is a bit long (longer than gel eyeliner) for my taste so I have to be careful not to touch my eye or I'll ruin my makeup.

Gel is my favourite type of eyeliner as I think the result looks cleaner, however it takes me more time to apply so I choose liquid when I am in a hurry.  

I think the SUPERCAT is a good liquid eyeliner, it does the job and is not expensive at £6, so it is definitely worth a try! Also, I love the packaging!


Have you tried the SUPERCAT? Did you find the smell a bit weird too?



July 29, 2013

Dr.Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner


I recently started using hair masks in my hair routine (about time, right?) I had always limited to shampoo and conditioner, that's it. It was after a hairdresser told me my hair was a little bit dry that I went to purchase one.

I try, as much as I can, to use products that have natural ingredients or have the least dangerous components. However, it is hard because they are either pricey or the things that I like aren't natural and organic. A few months ago I went to Holland&Barrett and decided to purchase Dr. Organic, Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner, which is a natural product. It doesn't have sulphates or parabens. You can find a list of the ingredients here.

The website says it is: A bioactive hair and scalp treatment. In combination with our proprietary blend of organic oils and extracts we have formulated a super rich concentrated conditioning balm, that instantly envelopes the hairs keratin fibres with nourishing phospholipids and essential fatty acids. Dramatically nourishing and repairing damaged hair, increasing core strength to protect against breakage. Helps seal in vital moisture; damaged hair, dull hair, dry hair and fly away hair. 

The product comes in a small cilinder container with a folding lead which makes it really easy to get the product with your hands as well as being able to completely use it all up. It has a thick consistency and smells amazing! I have long hair so I distribute the product from the middle part of my hair till the ends and leave it between 5 - 10 minutes.
I use it 1 or 2 days per week and the result is very smooth hair, really easy to detangle and smelling amazing. I am definitely going to purchase it again as it did leave my hair more moisturised and did notice a difference. It is not a cheap product at £7.99/200ml but it is worth it since you only use it a couple times per week.

I am sorry I don't have any pictures as I used this product a few months ago, so I have used the one on their website. I really liked this hair treatment and I am looking forward to try more of their products.

Do you have any favourite product from Dr.Organic?

July 28, 2013

Neutrogena Eye MakeUp Remover Pads


The Ultra-soft eye makeup removers have made it so easy for me to cleanse my face before bed I needed to do a blog post. Therefore, I highly recommend them! They are amazing!!


They are circle shaped (2.60in or 6.6cm diameter), just like the usual cotton pads that you can find in any drugstore. However, these ones are really really soft and are also damp due to containing some cleansing liquid so they remove make up effortlessly.

I usually only use one (one side for each eye) but if I am wearing heavy makeup I would use two pads. What I do is press it gently against my eye for a few seconds so it dissolves all the makeup and then I wipe it over my eyelid. If I'm using black eyeliner and lots of mascara I have to rub a tiny bit over my lashes, but nothing too harsh as they are so soft they won't leave your eyes red. I have really sensitive eyes and they don't sting or irritate my eyes at all, even if I use them on my water line!

According to the package they remove every trace of make up even waterproof mascara, they don't leave any oily residue and are safe for sensitive and contact lens users.

This product really does what it says, you don't feel your eyelids oily but moisturised. But I normally use a wipe after that to remove my face make up and finish with a toner or micellar water, so I remove any residue that is left.

They come in a small plastic container and has 30 soft pads. If you live in the UK you can buy them at Savers for £1.99.


Have you tried these eye makeup remover pads? Do you know of any other good eye makeup remover product?

July 21, 2013

Soap & Glory: Kick Ass Concealer - Review

I have tried many different concealers and I am still on the hunt for "the one" so when I saw the Kick Ass concealer from Soap&Glory I had to try it. 

 

The packaging is really cute and is small enough to carry in your bag.  It has 3 different products for 3 different steps. The three-piece flaw camouflage kit has two concealers (under eyes and face) and a setting powder, as well as a little puff to apply it. As you can see the concealers are on the bottom part and the setting powder is on the top side. It also has a small mirror which you can see in the last picture.


There are two shades to choose from: light and medium. Light being the one I chose. I have tried both concealers for my under eye area and both do a great job, the one for the under eyes has a pink undertone but I found it works for me, even though I have olive skin (maybe not so much anymore as I have been trying to avoid getting sun on my face for years) and brightens up your eyes. The face concealer is the one with a more yellow undertone and it works well too without brightening your under eye area. I  use this one when I want to apply a liquid highlighter.

The coverage of both is medium to full, as they do cover my dark circles really really well. The consistency is really creamy so it is easy to apply after I have put my eye cream. I would recommend applying it after a moisturiser or it might be a bit difficult to blend. I have also found that it might crease a bit if you don't apply the setting powder. 


Overall it is a really great product, it has two concealers and a setting powder all in one box! Perfect for travelling! However their range of shadows is quite small (Light and Medium), so I would suggest trying it out at the shop first. It retails at a price of £10.


  



1- Under eye brightening concealer with PUFFEASE-8 (left)
2- SUPERWEAR lightscramble face concealer (right)
3- concealer sealing powder with INSTA-FIX polymer technology


Have you tried the Kick Ass concealer? Which is your favourite concealer?

July 17, 2013

Soap & Glory Haul

Hey everyone,

I know I have not been good at keeping this blog updated, I don't know if anyone reads me anyway. But I have been quite busy and I am still not used to blogging as part of my routine yet.
I definitely have been wanting to blog about hauls and do reviews of products I have tried and maybe an OOTD...but I am still working on the latter as I am not too keen on having photos of myself on the net...we will see though.

Anyhow, I have recently done some shopping and have also tried some products that I want to do a review on, so hopefully I will be able to do more posts.

I recently went to Boots for the Summer Event and got these Soap&Glory products among some other bits and pieces. I had wanted to try some of their skincare products and the Glow All Out Luminizing Radiance Face Powder, they had also 3 for 2 that's why I ended up with 6 products (I think the 3 for 2 promotion is still going on if you want to check it out ).


Sorry for the quality of the photo, I didn't bring a camera where I am at the moment so I had to use my boyfriend's iphone and if you add that to the fact that I am not a photografic genius...there's the result.

I will be reviewing all the products in the next posts.

Which is your favourite S&G product?