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Quick Reviews #27

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Some (very) quick reviews on a few drugstore launches… LÓreal False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara This latest release from LÓreal promises both extreme length and extreme volume using not one, but two, separate brushes. The first brush, the primer, is designed to thicken the lashes and add volume. The second brush, which contains fibres, extends the length of the lashes. Apparently if you want a: Natural False Lash Look: Apply one coat of the primer, then one coat of the fibers; or Volume False Lash Look: Repeat application 3 times; or X-treme False Lash Look: Repeat application 5 times (who…

Quick Reviews #26

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara* I was very skeptical about this when it arrived – the unique brush shape puzzled me and I wasn’t sure how effective it was going to be. Maybelline claims that the push-up wing brush sweeps lashes to the side, while lifting and plumping from the roots, creating a cat-eye effect. It does a good job of separating and lengthening, and although it didn’t particularly volumise my lashes, I still really like it. I would wear it on my more minimal make-up days as the effect is quite natural (for me), but I am confident you…

Quick Reviews #25:
Some New Skincare

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Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream Kiehl’s make some of the best skincare on the market in my opinion (Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps to name a few of my favourites) so I’m always interested when they launch a new product. The Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is designed to help the skin “resist hydration loss while also aiding in recovery from existing skin damage” and is formulated from 99.6% naturally-derived ingredients, minus any parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours and fragrances. The texture is fairly thick and the first few times I used it I didn’t…

Quick Reviews #23

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Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30 PA++ I was a huge fan of the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude foundation, so I was really excited when their latest offering landed on our desk. This anti-aging skincare-foundation hybrid is enriched with a powerful antioxidant which, when used daily, repairs the skin’s appearance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains hydra-pigments to instantly blur imperfections, while helping to seal in moisture for a radiant look. Elizabeth Arden even goes so far to claim that you can sleep with it on to reap added skincare benefits, with studies…

Quick Reviews #22

WASS Skin Food Summer Body Balm* If you read Jules’ post about her favourite local, natural skincare products, then you’ll already be familiar with the brand WASS. WASS uses locally sourced organic and natural ingredients to create a range of ‘skin food’ inspired by the seasons. The products don’t contain any nasties, so no parabens, sulphates, unnatural preservatives, silicones, dyes, synthetic perfumes or fragrances. This ‘summer’ balm comprises of a blend of botanical oils to nourish and restore dry and damaged skin, and it will also assist with the healing of scars, and the treatment of burns or eczema. I love the colour and scent –…

Quick Reviews #20 // Affordable Products from Clicks

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Almay Age Essentials Makeup SPF 15 in ‘140 Light/Medium Warm’ This latest foundation from Almay contains a built-in moisturiser, as well a combination of collagen, hyaluronic acid and peptides. The purpose of adding these skincare ingredients is to provide a solution for busy women who are looking to maximise what their foundation can do for them ie offer skincare benefits at the same time. The combination of ingredients contained in this foundation promises to smooth the skin, relax expression lines, boost hydration and restore the skin’s luminosity. This reminds me a lot of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, a…

Quick Reviews #19

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Environ Alpha Hydroxy Cream  This is the latest addition to my Environ arsenal and I am very much enjoying it. I wanted to incorporate more exfoliation into my routine, so my facialist, Nina, recommended that I start using the Alpha Hydroxy Cream two/three nights a week. It contains a combination of fruit acids to help promote the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and it’s suitable for problem and sensitive skins (mine) as it decongests without irritation.  I have been using it twice a week for the past three months or so, and I’m really pleased with the results: I do feel like…

Quick Reviews #18

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Coverderm Complete Care CC Cream for Face The first thing to note about this CC cream is that it doesn’t provide much in the way of coverage, and that’s because it’s more of a treatment product than anything else. Here is what it claims to do: Contains 12 super-powered active ingredients that evens and brightens skin tone, nourishes, moisturises and soothes the skin. It protects against UVA & UVB rays and treats wrinkles, blemishes and irritation and controls sebum, tightens pores and treats facial redness. Oil free, lightweight, suitable for all skin types, and available in 4 natural shades, including…