Monday, November 23, 2015

Products that did not work for me #2

Hi guys, today I am sharing some products that did not work for me. Also referred to as disappointing products or products not worth the money/hype. Check out the previous version HERE

MAC Sheertone Dollymix and Peachykeen (41 AUD each)
I bought these two blushes from MAC when my love for makeup started. Peachykeen was my first purchase and when I bought it I did get some good use out of it. However, I gradually realized shimmer blushes were not for me. Both these blushes though beautiful in color have good amount of shimmer in them which is visible on the cheeks and not in a flattering way, at least IMO. This is not a bad product but just not my preferred one. 

Sigma E40 (23 AUD)
E40 is a good brush in terms of the shape and usage, but not sure if I got a bad one or if its the case with all of them. Mine sheds like crazy, to the extent that when I am using it, it sometimes leaves hair on my face and its not fun. 

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (59 AUD)
I have already spoken about this in my high end skincare collective review, so my rant here is pretty much the same. When you give in to the hype and buy things and the product doesn't work for you, you can't help but be disappointed. That's exactly how I feel about this mask. This mask absolutely does nothing for my face. I don't see any difference to how my skin feels nor does it look any brighter. It just feels like I have applied some fancy expensive orange jelly to my face. If you really want to try this mask, I would highly recommend getting yourself a sample first to try. 

Benefit Benetint (55 AUD)
This is not a bad product as such but in my opinion its not worth the hype and the money. I also feel that I have to really pack it for it to show up on my face or cheeks. 

Have you tried these products ? What do you think of them ? Which products did not work for you ? 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Collective Haul and Review - Mecca Maxima and The Body Shop !

I recently did a mini haul from The Body Shop and Mecca Maxima. In today's post am sharing my haul and also mini review of the products I got. 

The Body Shop Stuff

Vitamin E Moisture Cream - I have raved about the Vitamin E facial wash here and also really enjoyed the Vitamin E intense moisture cream. So I decided to try the Vitamin E moisture cream this spring/summer and have been really enjoying it. This is my second tub. It is a light, refreshing and quick absorbing cream, perfect for summer.

Vitamin E Face Mist - This face mist is good as a quick refresher or to give your skin a moisture boost. I use it before my cream as an added layer of hydration or throughout the day as a refreshing face mist. On very hot days I can even skip my moisturiser.

Early Harvest Raspberry Shower Gel - This was from a limited edition range and I got this in spring discount. I don't think its available anymore. I love citrus and berry fragrances and The Body Shop Raspberry shower gel is just perfect. Its refreshing and has the most gorgeous zingy scent perfect for morning showers. 

Bath Lily - I love The Body Shop loofahs, they are soft and last really well, more than any others I have tried. This is also a repurchase.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Review and Swatches - Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

I had heard so much about the Wet n Wild range from US Bloggers and I finally understood the hype after trying my first trio from them in Silent Treatment.

After loving and using Silent Treatment for long, I decided to by the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette.  

Comfort Zone palette from Wet n Wild has 8 eyeshadows of wearable earthy tones. It has two columns that are quads of similar tones, the left more of a peachy bronze color family and the right of green. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Loving Now - Brows, The Body Shop, Fleur De Force and More !

In today's post I am sharing my current favorites.

If you have been a regular reader of my blog you know I love tinted brow gels as my go to product for brows. I have been loving the Rimmel Brow This Way tinted brow gel*, I love the color and that its quick and easy to use. I hauled the Ren Rosa Centifolia foaming cleanser a while back and have been really enjoying it, it smells great and is very gentle and relaxing on the skin. 

I wanted to try the FleurDeForce makeup and bought the lip gloss in Starry Starry Night, its a gorgeous berry shade. I love that her glosses are not sticky at all and have decent pigmentation. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Review & Swatches - Rimmel Brow this Way

I was never a brow person as I have always had reasonably dark and thick brows and felt doing them made them look too done up and weird. But, last year saw me getting into brows and now am all about it. My favorite combination when I got into the brow game was MAC Esspresso and a clear brow gel and then later I discovered tinted brow gels and was all about them. 

I haven't tried any brow kit (neither drugstore nor high end) or played with any wax brow products, so I was super excited to try the Rimmel Brow This Way range.