22 October 2012

Spend, Spend, Spend

Lately I seem to have the 'spending bug' and I have no idea what is wrong with me, but I have had to put a stop to it and start saving if I want to go on holiday early next year. So there are a lot more things that I have purchased but at the moment these are my purchases so far. . . I will do another post like this when I find the rest of the new things I have purchased.

1) Ted Baker Precious Partner £12.00 
I don't usually purchase Ted Baker products, but when I saw this had Ballet on the little cosmetic bag, I had to get it (I LOVE Ballet). The contents of the case includes a votive, mini handcream, body spray and soap. I admit I am not too keen on the scent, but the cosmetic bag I adore, and have used it as a little makeup bag for my handbag as I was fed up of rummaging around in my handbag for things. 

2) Clarks Glitter Shoes £25.00
I went to Clarks Village with my Dad a few weeks ago, and came across these lil beauts. I thought I don't own any black glitter shoes, and they are surprisingly comfortable so I had to get them. They also come in gold, but I wasn't too bowled over by the shade of gold. 

3) Wilkinson Fabric Shaver £1.50
I know it's an odd thing to purchase but I got fed up of having to 'whack' out sellotape and stick myself with it in order to remove the fluff, bobbling left on my woolen clothes. So I invested in this lil gadget. It is operated by battery, and you literally just run it across your clothes and it collects the fluff into a little compartment. Brilliant! It does not cut, snag your clothes, so don't worry if you thought this might happen. 

4) Keracare 'Hydrating Detangling Shampoo' 234ml £4.99 and Keracare 'Humecto Creame Conditioner 243ml £6.99
I have been using Keracare products for sometime now and I absolutely love them. Although they are very expensive my hair seems to love this brand especially the Humecto conditioner. Both products leave my hair feeling so soft and smelling great, which is great. 

5) Matalan Papaya Tailoring 'Workwear dress' (Navy) £20.00
I have been looking everywhere for a Navy blue dress since the beginning of 2012; I looked everywhere us bloggers would look and I found nothing. I decided to pop into Matalan to have a browse, and to my surprise I found a navy blue dress. I didn't even look at the price tag, I just picked it up, tried it on and went and paid for it lol. The material is just right for Autumn/winter and is fully lined and fits like a glove. Although to give myself more definition in the waist, I wear a thin belt to make the dress stand out a bit more. 

6) Lipsy 'Textured Bodycon' dress £40.00
You may remember my 'OOTN Easter Sunday' blog post where I wore a stunning blue bodycon dress. Well Lipsy launched the dress again but this time in 2 more colours; navy blue and red, and of course I opted for the red. I don't know what it is with this dress, but I just find it sooo comfortable, and it accentuates all the positive parts on the body, but hides all the not so good parts on the body. The texture of the dress is gorgeous too; all wavy/swirly, and the material is of good quality. 

7 & 9) Clarks 'Runaway Bay' £34.99 each (Patent and Black Leather)
I love wearing heels but there comes a time when I just want to give the 'tootsies' a rest and just wear flat shoes. I had a pair of the leather shoes before and because they were so comfy and kind to my feet I decided to get another 2 pairs; one leather and one patent.

8) Lipsy 'Lace Long Sleeve Overlay' dress £45.00
Lace nowadays seems to be the 'in thing', and I have to say some of the dresses nowadays are quite nice. I opted for this blue number for a night out as it's very unstated but still very classy. 

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That's it for now, but do keep your eyes peeled as I sure will be back with another 'Spend, Spend, Spend' blog post.



19 October 2012

Enrapture Encode Totem Styler

 
Enrapture . . .Enrapture . . Enrapture . . where do I start? 
End of last year I noticed tweets and blog posts constantly mentioning 'Enrapture'. I thought nothing more of it and turned a blind eye. However after seeing more and more blog posts and hearing people give such fantastic reviews on the brand and its products I proceeded to doing some research.

''. . . The first ever luxury styler to feature three independent heat zones that allow you to encode your look and easily create ringlets, bohemian curls or soft waves and more''
(Enrapture, 2012)

I'm usually not too fussed with heating appliances for hair, but one thing I didn't have was a device that enabled me to have curls, add a bit of style to my hair. I remember when I was about 13/14 my mum got something from good ol Argos book, and the appliance was simply 'pants' because it did absolutely nothing for my hair. So I had been on the hunt for a good styler for a long time, and I finally got my 'mitts' on this earlier this year.


Currys had a sale earlier in the year where a lot of the electrical goods were at reasonable prices, and of course the Enrapture Totem Styler was in the sale. Of course, my local store didn't have any left, nor did any nearby stores. So I reserved one in Bristol Cribbs Causeway, and drove to collect it (I think I must be bonkers). The RRP for this product is £74.99, but I managed to get it for £39.99 which I thought was a decent saving.


The specifications for this product are as follows:
  • Titanium plate technology - super fast heat up, high constant heat, easily styles the thickest of hair
  • Mini Flipper - Titanium plated mini flipper for high heat, mini easily holds hair for tight curls, use as a wand for loose curls and waves
  • Encoder Dial - Unique 25mm barrel features three independent heat zones, each zones features three heat settings, encode different heat combinations for varied curls

Of course, I couldn't wait to get it home and start playing around with it, see what I could do with my 'boring' hair, and I was amazed. The thing I most love about this product is the fact that I can change the 3 different heat zones to create different looks; whether that be tight curls, loose curls, or just simple waves to give the hair some body, texture. As a person with Afro Caribbean hair that is processed straight, I didn't think my hair would take to this product so well but it has.

Overall I am extremely pleased with this product, and I only wish I had invested in it sooner. No matter how stubborn your hair maybe, this 'beaut' of a device will certainly give your hair that style you long for.

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Enrapture Encode Totem Styler is RRP £74.99 but currently £38.00 on Next online.

Are you a fan of Enrapture products, or are you not bothered? Would love to hear your thoughts. 

18 October 2012

Look Beauty . . Feel Better with Look Beauty

 
Look Beauty launched last year, and with every product sold a donation would go to 'Look Good...Feel Better' (LGFB), which is a national charity offering free confidence-boosting skincare and makeup workshops in 65 hospitals across the UK. 

As you are all probably aware October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Look Beauty has now offered to donate a further 50p per product on a 'flirty five' pink product throughout October:

  • 'Rock Candy' Loud Lips Lipstick £7.00
  • 'Rock Candy' Loud Lips Lip Liner £4.00
  • 'Silk' Statement Eyes Mono Eyeshadow £4.00
  • 'Pinch' Make Me Blush Blusher £8.00
  • 'Corsage' Nail Pop nail polish £5.00

To support this cause and purchase any of these products, they can be found at selected Superdrug stores, or Look Beauty online. 



17 October 2012

MUA Every Lash Mascara

2012 has seen MUA launch an abundance of products that are cost friendly, and of decent quality. And today I introduce you to another product, that is slightly different from the norm; MUA Every Lash Mascara.


'' . . .Coat your lashes from root to tip with this super silky formula for longer and thicker lashes.....''
(Press Release, 2012)

When it comes to mascara I am rather picky; I like mascaras that give my eyelashes that 'va-va voom' and have the staying power to last allday (and night). This mascara claims to thicken and lengthen eyelashes in a flash, minus the irritating clumping. The multi comb wand is made out of silicone which aims to catch each individual eyelash whilst defining and separating to create a flirty, fanned-out effect. Not only does this mascara offer to create that look many of us wish for, but it is also apple scented! Yes, I read that and thought ''EH'', but I guess it is what makes this mascara different from the norm, but I can't help but think this is perhaps a little gimmick? That aside, the packaging of this product is pretty basic, although the lettering has rubbed off quite easily. And I like how MUA have incorporated the green colour on the wand to make recognition to its apple scent (if you're thinking Granny Smith = green!).


I decided to give this mascara a try, and here are the results:



. . . . What do you think? I think it's not a bad mascara. The volume isn't as great as I had hoped, but the lengthening aspect of this product isn't bad. As mentioned above this mascara is apparently apple scented, but I can't smell anything apart from a strong chemical smell of mascara product?! Nevertheless, this mascara isn't bad and I would definitely use again in the future.

MUA Every Lash Mascara* is RRP 3.00, and is available in Ultra Black, Black and Brown/Black at Superdrug stores and muastore.co.uk

Will you be investing in this mascara, or are you not keen? Would love to hear your thoughts.

16 October 2012

Cher Lloyd Fragrance


Cher Lloyd, who found fame on the UK X Factor, has launched her own fragrance, which she describes as ''embodying my unique personality''. The diamond shape Cher specifically chose because it is an iconic symbol for us all to remember that no matter what others may say, we are all special! Cher also loves the vanilla scent, and wanted to incorporate that into her own fragrance as it reminds everyone to be strong and confident.


 


If I am brutally honest I don't like this fragrance. I find it far too sickly, strong for my liking, and it's very similar to that of Britney Spears 'Fantasy' which smells exactly the same, but this one is a lot less intense. I find the diamond shape very awkward to grasp and quite bulky, meaning it wouldn't be very good taking away with you on holidays and etc. That aside, the bright pink colour is a little 'woah' but it is very catching on the eye, and would immediately catch my attention in a perfume store. I did notice that the top part (silver) and lid of the perfume are magnetic which I think is a very good idea; stops you losing perfume tops. I do feel that this fragrance will definitely be a 'hit' with the teens, as its girly and covered from packaging to bottle in bright pink.

Cher Lloyd's fragrance* RRP 30ml £15.00, or 50ml £20.00 and is available from The Fragrance Shop, The Perfume Shop, Boots or Semichem.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Cher Lloyds new fragrance, or are you not so keen? Would love to hear your thoughts. 



15 October 2012

HoMedics Tanda Clear + Acne Professional Cleaning System - Part 2

So . . .two weeks ago I blogged to you all about the HoMedics Clear + Acne Professional Cleaning System. I was very skeptical about the product but nevertheless I gave it a fair trial, and as promised would feedback to you all about my experience with this little gadget. Today is results/review day, so here goes and I hope you find this post enjoyable.



It is no secret that I have bad skin and have tried a lot of things to try and get rid of the little blighters, and fade out the blemish marks. So when I heard about this product I thought ''Oooo, this seems pretty interesting'' especially with the statement claims the brand have made. I decided to give this product a good 2 weeks trial; using morning and night. My skincare regime remained the same, but I followed the instructions and made sure I used the device after I had cleansed my skin. The area I chose to treat was a crop of spots that had made a lovely appearance not far from my nose. They were dark in colour, very sore, red and quite angry looking.

''The HoMedics TANDA Clear+™ uses a unique super luminous diode array to stimulate fractional phototherapy effect and target a larger surface area for a quicker treatment time. The device has a new patented massaging treatment head, which combines the trio of acne-fighting technologies and creates a warming sensation, which feels calming on irritated skin''.
(Press Release, 2012) 



My first day of using this product I didn't quite know what to expect; ok I had read about the product and etc, but I had never used a device on my skin for acne. Targeting the area I wanted to treat I gently put the device over the affected area, whereby the blue luminous light shone brightly onto my skin, with the sonic vibrations. It is recommended that you treat the affected area for 3 minutes, where you will reap the most benefit. The device is also programmed to the recommended 3minutes, so you don't have to sit clock watching waiting for the treatment to be completed. It also makes beeping sounds, so for every minute completed you know how much longer you have to go, which I think is a pretty cool feature. Towards the end of the treatment I noticed the warming sensations coming through which I didn't find hot or unbearable at all, and after a while I did find it quite soothing on the area I was treating. I endured this for exactly two weeks, and here are the results:

 
. . . . .What do you think? I have mixed feelings. Yes, I can see the redness and inflammation has calmed down and settled a lot. HoMedics also claim that 24hours is enough to see a significant difference in the complexion of your skin, and honestly? I did to some degree, but it wasn't that noticeable. But in terms of the blemish marks, they are still quite noticeable which I thought they would have been a lot fainter by now. The overall feel of the area however is nice and smooth, and not as oily. In terms of the product itself I found the device not heavy at all, which would be great for taking on holidays. The device also comes with a recharging stand (I charge this product once a week), a pair of goggles for those who find the luminous light too bright for their eyes, and an instruction manual in various languages.  



The HoMedics Clear + Acne Professional Cleaning System* RRP £199 and is available from Boots stores, and Boots.com.

What do you think? Will you be investing in this product, or are you not so sure? Would love to hear your thoughts.


14 October 2012

A week (or so) in pictures . . .


I started doing these kind of blog posts earlier in the year, but due to taking some time out from blogging (lost the mojo) I kinda lost track of it. So I am going to attempt doing these again as they are pretty fun to do. So here goes . . .


1) 'I bet you will view this picture twice' - I posted this on Instagram some time ago, but every so often I still catch myself looking at it as it's a pretty good illusion. Definitely gets the mind working, that's for sure! 

2) OOTD 'Work' - I thought I have never snapped myself in my work attire, so here you go. I am loving at the moment the pencil skirt, and this being one of my favourites. I work in a medical establishment so I have to look professional, and have no flesh (boobage/leg) on show. This I thought was perfect for meeting those requirements, and looks very smart and classy. 

3) Miguel 'Adorn' - I was bored one night, so decided to have a nosey through the iTunes charts, and I came across this guy Miguel. I had never heard of him, or the song 'Adorn', but thought what the heck I'd preview the track anyway, and OMG I'm so glad I did. I absolutely love the song, and basically have it on repeat, set as ringtone and message alert (ha some would say obsessed much?) but it is an amazing track. If you've not heard it, then head over to youtube.

4) Boux Avenue - I had an appointment in Bristol on Tuesday, and of course it would have been rude of me to catch my train back and not visit Cabot Circus! Of course I had to pop into my favourite shop 'Boux Avenue', and have a 'mooch' around, and good job I did as they currently have a 1/2 price sale on selected items. I didn't go bonkers and spend lots, but I did get a new bra which was originally £26, down to £13 - bargain!

5) Clotheshow Live - Last year and the year before my friend and I went to the Clotheshow in Birmingham last December. I am contemplating whether to go again this year, but I am not sure - who else is going?

6) Bejewelled - I saw my brothers girlfriend playing this on her phone, and I thought that looks rather addictive, and so it is! It's a great game to cure all boredom, but boy does it drain the iphone battery. . .

7) Shoooessss - A few weeks ago my Dad and I went to Clarks Village. I was expecting a lot of good stores to be there, but to be honest I was a little disappointed. That side, I did leave with 3 pairs of Clarks shoes; 2 ballet pumps for work and these gorgeous glitter shoes. They were originally £40, but I got them for £25 which is a pretty good bargain (and they are very very comfortable). I do however want to wear them out, but I'm struggling as to what to wear them with - I was thinking leggings and a top of sort? Any ideas?

8) Butlers in the Buff - The clue is in the title . . .14 friends and I ventured out into our local neighbouring town, and attended the once a month 'girls night out' event at a local Italian restaurant. The waiters are literally naked, with only a pinny covering their 'modesty'. The evening consisted of a 3 course meal, plus a free cocktail for the mere cost of £19.95 which to be honest isn't bad. The Butlers themselves are all quite cute, very friendly and up for a laugh, and the overall night was really fun. 

9) China Glaze 'Limbo Bimbo' - October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, and I thought as my way of showing that I am supporting the awareness and etc, I'd paint my nails bright pink. Ok it's a lil on the 'WOAH' side, but it is a gorgeous colour, and China Glaze nail varnishes are such good quality.


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Hope you all enjoyed this post.
Do let me know what you think; if you'd like this to be a regular occurence on my blog, or not?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

 



11 October 2012

REVIEW: Klorane Eye Makeup Remover


**I hold my hands up* I had never used an eye make up remover before, I thought they were pointless and were just another product on the highstreet to generate more money. However scrubbing eyelids and losing a few eye lashes in the process of make up removal was beginning to get on my nerves, and I decided to give eye make up remover a try. However before I decided to try such product, I wanted to ensure that what I was using something gentle and kind to my eyes because the last thing I wanted was to end up with damage to my eyes. I had never heard about Klorane or the product I am reviewing today but the words 'soothing' on the packaging is what caught my attention and provoked me to try this product.

''Remove your eye makeup the gentle way with the Klorane Eye Makeup Remover, a mild solution that is especially suitable for sensitive skin.''
 (Klorane, 2012)


First impressions of this product I really like; the cool blue packaging is very catchy on the eye, with a flip top lid and small hole on the top, making it easy for the product to dispense. The writing on the packaging is also very easy to read and stands out well on the bottle. The product itself is in liquid form which is electric blue in colour, but smells of Cornflower which is very fresh and pleasant.

Klorane claim that the product: 
  • Gently removes make-up from the very fragile eye contour
  • Soothes skin around eyes
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • Hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested
  • Paraben, silicone, and sulfate free
 . . .And honestly? I have to agree. I found using an ample size of this product on a cotton pad, with gentle movements on and around the eye area made for the removal of the eye make up very easy. I was also very surprised but pleased to not suffer any stinging, soreness on account of the product, and true to word it is gentle and soothing to the most delicate of eyes. 
 
''The softening and anti-inflammatory properties of French cornflower has been traditionally used for centuries in skincare. The cornflower used in this remover has been harvested during full blossom and dried out in special clay ovens. The resulting cornflower water is distilled from these flowers with all of the precious active ingredients and purity still intact, making for a potent and effective natural extract.''
(Klorane, 2012)

Klorane Eye make - up remover* RRP £6.00 and is currently available from Boots, John Lewis, Escentual, and many other leading pharamicies. 

If you are looking for an eye make up remover that is gentle, soothing and kind to your eyes, then this one if for your.


9 October 2012

Nail Polish Haul: China Glaze, OPI

As of late I seem to have gone a little nail polish crazy! However I have now had to put a ban on myself as I literally am running out of space to store them. Anyway before I imposed my own nail polish ban I purchased 2 from China Glaze and 1 from OPI.

(From L to R: China Glaze 'Limbo Bimbo', China Glaze 'Jetstream', OPI 'Aphrodite's Pink Nightie')

I purchased these polishes on separate occasions, and totally forgot they were on the same 'pink' colour spectrum. But I guess in the world of nail polish, no colour is ever the same, so I wasn't too fussed. I often see China Glaze and OPI nail polishes in Sally Salon Service, but unless you have a Sally's card whereby you can get these polishes at a discounted rate, then they are pretty expensive. So what I do is I go in there have a browse of what polishes I want, make a mental note, come home and order online from a trusty seller I use on ebay. This is exactly what I did with 'Limbo Bimbo' and 'Aphrodite's Pink Nightie', and ordered both from ebay which arrived in just under 5 days (impressive US delivery). However I purchased China Glaze 'Jetstream' in the store purely because I had the 'shopping bug' and eagerly wanted a new polish that day to paint my nails with.

*China Glaze 'Limbo Bimbo' (Shimmering Vibrant Pink) - I don't know what posessed me to choose this colour, but it just seems so bright and vibrant, and with autumn/winter now coming in, I thought this would be an amazing colour to brighten up the dull, miserable days. 

*China Glaze 'Jetstream' (A gorgeous frosted pink colour) - I chose this particular colour because I am always on the look out for a pink nail polish that doesn't look streaky/odd on my nails, and I thought this would be a fabulous colour. It isn't too 'in your face' and is quite a nice sutble colour, with flecks of shimmer. 

*OPI 'Aphrodite's Pink Nightie (A glorious shimmering frosted pink lacquer) - this colour caught my eye purely for its cool pink understated tone, with a hint of shimmer. I also thought seeing as October is Breast Cancer Awareness this would be a great colour to wear to work; not bright, or over powering. But clean and tidy leaving the nails looking elegant and fresh.


 

 
 


What do you think? I think all 3 polishes are absolutely gorgeous. The polishes are of a good consistency, the brushes make application to the nails incredibly easy; literally they glid on no problem at all, and the best bit? Hardly any chipping occurred with all 3 of these polishes. I mean I do a lot with my hands in terms of washing, cooking, cleaning, and having done all that my nails look fabulous after 10days+. 

As mentioned above I order my China Glaze and OPI nail polishes from a seller on ebay by the name of 'BeautyZone2007'. I have been ordering from this seller for a good few years now, and I have never had a problem. All polishes I have found on this ebay store are a lot cheaper than in-stores, which you'll see from the polishes I purchased below:

China Glaze Limbo Bimbo - $3.25 (GBP £2.01) P&P $4.50 (GBP £2.80) = £4.81
OPI Aphrodite's Pink Nightie $5.99 (GBP £3.70) P&P $4.50, (GBP £2.80) = £6.50

As mentioned above I did purchase China Glaze 'Jetstream' from Sallys Salon Service (unnecessary splurge lol), and buying from the store cost £6.65. Minus the P&P costs the polishes from the US are an absolute bargain, don't you think? 

Although I am temporarily suspended from buying anymore polishes, I certainly will be returning to BeautyZone2007 to purchase some more fabulous polishes. 

Where do yo purchase your China Glaze and OPI polishes?

Hope you enjoyed this post.



PS: Are you on Instagram? If so, head on over and follow 'serenityofbeauty', it is here I showcase/'snap' pictures of nail polishes the minute they land on my front door. . . . . . .


2 October 2012

Childhood Memories - Song Tag

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I very rarely do tags on the blog but when I do it's because I either find it fun or interesting. So when 'Effy Talks Life' tagged me in this tag, I couldn't help but take part. I absolutely love music; have done since I was in my mum's tummy (she said when she use to play piano I use to dance around, more like wriggle lol), so it is no surprise til this day I love music and dance. I am in my mid 20s, so I am going to go back 10+years, and really pick out what were some 'banging tunes' from back then.

Songs

1) Michael Jackson 'Will you be there' - I first heard this song when I was about 8 years old and I just fell in love with it. I have no idea why, but it was just a catching song to my little ears that I just enjoyed listening to it. Even when it was sung by Jennifer Hudson at the memorial service of Michael Jackson 3years ago, it still sounded great.
2) Architects ft Nana 'Body Groove' - I was at home one August bank holiday and the BBC were broadcasting live Notting Hill Carnival and I was glued to it. This group came on the stage, and I instantly thought ''Bleurgh, this song is going to be pants'', but to my surprise it was amazing. So much so it was released and actually came #3 in the UK music chart.
3) So Solid '21 Seconds' - During secondary school (high school) Garage music was starting to really make a name for itself, which saw numerous 'crews' releasing songs that were a huge hit. One group in particular which consisted of 30+ members was 'So Solid Crew'. Myself and many others in my year at school absolutely loved their music, and of course '21 Seconds' was the favourite song liked by many. There was always someone in the class who had a tape player (yes, tape lol) with the song on, and with the teachers blessing we often had this playing at the end of class (cool teacher!)
4) 'Spice Girls - Spice up your life' - I remember this song being released because I had just started Secondary school (High school). And of course not really knowing anyone, the school were obsessed with ''bonding'', so insisted on carrying out tasks that made us interact with others. Of course all the girls stuck together and with Spice Girls in their prime, it was only right to do a Spice Girls imitation routine and sing-a-along; Spice up your life was the song we ''butchered'' but nevertheless it was fun.
5) Michael Jackson 'Smooth Criminal' - My cousin who is a few years older than me was a MJ hardcore fan, and I remember going round to his one Sunday afternoon, and saw him with his red cassette player playing MJ songs. At that point I had never seen the video, but was fascinated with the arrangement, style of the music. During the late 80s digital TV, and music videos weren't as readily viewable than it is now. But even now when I see the video it just fascinates me as it is like a movie which is the vision Michael Jackson often had for quite a few of his videos, ie 'Thriller'.

I know the tag is 5 songs, but because I am enjoying this tag so much I have thrown in a few more favourites.

 Jennifer Rush/Celine Dion 'Power of Love'
Celine Dion 'Think Twice'
Beenie Man ft Shawnna and Ms Thing 'Dude'
Jagged Edge ft  Reverend Run 'Lets Get Married' Remix
KC and Jojo 'All my Life'
Shanks and Bigfoot 'Sweet like Chocolate'
Sweet Female Attitude 'Flowers'
Michael Jackson 'The Way You Make Me Feel'
Bob Marley 'Iron Lion Zion'
Mr Vegas 'Heads High'
Morgan Heritage 'Down by the River'

 
 . . . .And that's it! I could go on forever listing my favourite songs lol But we'd be here for a very long time.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I am not tagging anyone specific, but if you do this tag, please do leave your response/blog post below, and I sure will check it out.






 

1 October 2012

REVIEW: MUA All in One Beauty Balm


Beauty Balm (BB) foundations seem to be a very popular in the blogging community. Purely because of its ability to do more than one thing; conceal, even out skin tone and etc. MUA have launched a brand new BB foundation with a multi-functional formula that: conceals, brightens and evens out skin tone for a perfect complexion. MUA claim it has a great range of shades to suit all skin tones; light, medium and dark. And it is suggested that using a big dense brush works best with using this product; buffing well into the skin for that perfect flawless finish.




 . . . .What do you think? I personally don't like it! It has left my skin very 'ashy' looking, clearly highlighting that it is not the correct shade for my skin tone. With the Beauty Balm being available in 2 other shades which are much lighter, it's a case of 'one shoe fits all' with the dark beauty balm. As for full coverage, I think the product has provided that to some degree, but not as much as I had expected.

MUA Beauty Balm* is £4.00 and is availble from Superdrug and www.muastore.co.uk