Monday, 29 December 2014

W7 Goodies!

Hey guys!  I was sent some W7 goodies to try out a while ago, and today I've got reviews of everything I got. I've tried W7's In The Buff palette before, a dead on dupe for Urban Decay's Naked 2, so I was very excited when I was offered to try out some more of their products!

The first thing I tried was the Butter Kiss Lipstick in Racing Red. I'm a sucker for red lipsticks, so I was ecstatic to see this in the package. The swatch shows it to be slightly orange toned, but in real life it leans more on the slightly pink side. The formula for this is great, it glides on so smooth, and doesn't tug at the lips at all. I was worried it was going to bleed throughout the day, as I had decided not to wear a lipliner underneath, but thankfully it didn't! At the four hour mark, it still looked great, and there was no need to touch up. But then I had food and it disappeared, except around the edges of my lips.

Next, I tried the Zoom Mascara. I loved the small wand on this mascara, and I found that the bristles really grabbed onto my lashes, helping to give a nice and even application. The mascara did lengthen my lashes, but didn't add a lot of volume, despite it promising '7x More Volume'. I still really like it, I find it makes a great daytime mascara!

I then tried the Chunky Cheeks cream blush in Tokyo. This is something you need to apply with a lighter hand, it's so pigmented! It blends out really easily too. The colour is really pretty, it gives a very natural looking flush to the cheeks when blended out properly. I this is my favourite product out of the lot!

Last of all, I tried the Cosmic Nail Dust, a really pretty pink nail glitter. I painted my nails a bright pink, waited for that to dry, and then added some stripes with a clear polish and added the glitter. My clear polish wasn't great, as most of the glitter came off after I washed my hands a while later, and I probably should have added a topcoat to help it stay on but you know how impossible it is to get glitters off, especially with a topcoat!

I really enjoyed all of these products, most of all the mascara and the cream blush! W7 products are really great quality, and are so affordable too! All of these products are around €2-€3! W7 products can be found in Cara Pharmacy, Cosmetic Outlet, and I've seen their products in Procare Pharmacy in UCD too.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Playboy Playful Lashes and Sleek Lashes Mascara Reviews

So on Monday I had the Playboy lipsticks for you guys, and today I, as promised, I have the mascaras. Let's just jump right in, shall we?

Sleek Lashes Lengthening Mascara

First up is the more impressive of the two, the Sleek Lashes Lengthening Mascara. I found that this does what it says on the tin, it lengthens my lashes nicely. It's build-able, and didn't leave my lashes looking clumpy or spidery at all by the second coat, and I like that the wand isn't too big or too small. I curled my lashes before using it, and it did hold the curl well. There was no smudging or flaking as the day went a long either. Overall, I quite like this mascara!

Playful Lashes Volumizing Mascara

The Playful Lashes Volumizing Mascara wasn't nearly as good. The wand is too big, and it makes the application quite messy: no matter what I did, it got all over my eyelid every time. It does give some volume, but doesn't hold a curl at all. It doesn't smudge or flake as the day goes on though, so I'll give it points for that, and I do like the colourful packaging! It's an average mascara, definitely not the worst, but nowhere near the best either.

Both of these mascaras are available on Amazon.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Playboy Perfect Kiss Intense Lipstick Review

Playboy launched their new cosmetic line a few months ago, and I was kindly sent some products to try out recently: two lipsticks and two mascaras. I'll have the mascara reviews up in a separate post.

The lipstick shades I was sent were Front Cover, a bright coral, and Bubblegum Pink, a pale pink. Both lipsticks apply really well, they're smooth and creamy and don't tug at the lips at all when you apply them. They do tend to highlight dry patches though, Bubblegum Pink being the bigger offender, so I'd recommend you exfoliate your lips before using these lipsticks. They're both very pigmented, and the colours are very pretty.

Front Cover

Bubblegum Pink

Front Cover (left) and Bubblegum Pink (Right)

Unfortunately though, neither colour really suits my skin tone, and I think they'd look much more flattering on those with paler skin. I put on a bit of Mac's Soar lipliner underneath to make the colours suit me more, and thankfully both look much better on me paired with Soar!

The Playboy Perfect Kiss Intense Lipsticks retail at around £3.50-£4 and can be purchased here. Neither of these colours are in stock it seems, but I'd keep checking back if you're interested in them!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

So...? Kiss Me and Rock n Roll Gift Sets!

Hey guys! I know it's been ages since I last posted anything, but with exams and assignments I haven't had any time to sit down and write anything. But exams are (thankfully!) over, and I can get back into blogging!

Today I've got some So...? gift sets to share with you. I was sent these a few weeks ago, and I've been trying them out for since then. These sets would make great stocking fillers for girls in their early teen years: they smell great, are age appropriate and are super affordable!

For Me (left), Rock (centre) and In Love (Right)

First, let's talk about the Rock n Roll set. You get three body sprays, with 75ml of product in each. These are perfect for anyone who likes body sprays really, and I especially love the fact that they're not overpowering like other body sprays can be (*cough* Impulse *cough*). All three smell amazing, but my favourite is definitely Rock!

Next up is the Kiss Me set. In this set you get a 30ml perfume, a 50ml body lotion and a lipbalm. Again, this is perfect for those young teens, and would make a great stocking stuffer! All three products in this set smell lovely and sweet, but not sickly sweet. The scent really reminds me of something, and it's really been bothering me as I can't seem to figure out what! 

Both sets are available in Shaw Stores and selected pharmacies. The Rock n Roll trio retails for €4.95 and the Kiss Me set comes in at €6.95. There's also a few other sets similar to the Kiss Me one, so if you're not overly fond of sweet scents, there's four others to choose from!