Saturday, 30 May 2015

Boots Salon Nail Care Cuticle Remover Review

So Boots has revamped their nail treatments! Yay more products for me to buy ;)

Boots Salon Nail Care Cuticle Remover Review
Boots Salon Nail Care Cuticle Remover
I’ve got to admit that I’m a bit of a nail care noob; although I love painting my nails and dabbling in nail art, I didn’t do much in terms of cuticle work and general maintenance until a few months ago. Only a year ago I didn’t even truly know what a cuticle was *awkward*. Now that I know which part of the nails is the cuticle, they have become objects of my obsession. I’ve been pushing them back and applying nail oils and balms religiously. However none of these processes actually remove the dead skin once it’s pushed back and it just tends to congregate at the base of the nail. I don’t want to cut my cuticles because it seems to be a dead certain no-no… (I still think it looks so much neater though). So because of these reasons, I’ve been looking for a remover to *magically* dissolve the cuticles away for me.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Argania Series: Cashmere Hair Leave-In Conditioner Review

Argania has always been a brand I've been interested in using because the products smell amazing and the ingredients look promising and simple and I keep getting taken in by the argan oil trend. After purchasing a few items from the range, I decided to write a series of reviews on them for anyone else who may be interested in trying them out.

First of all, I'm going to review the Cashmere Hair Leave-In Conditioner. It claims to "fortify and protect your hair whilst locking in moisture for satin-smooth tresses with lustrous shine." Part of me doesn't even know why I continue to fall for these product claims but when I first tried this out, my fingers were crossed.
Argania Cashmere Hair Leave-in Conditioner Review
Argania Cashmere Hair Leave-in Conditioner

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File Review

Hailed as the "Rolls Royce of nail files" (by no less than Leighton Denny himself), I was expecting a hell of a lot from this thing.
Leighton Denny Small Crystal Nail File
At £12.50, it's not a cheapie. I'd imagine a lot of people are more used to buying cheap cardboard or even *shriek* metal nail files at a small fraction of the price. As a result, some those people (and myself) would look for one hell of a justification for buying this one. I'm here to provide that justification for you!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Primark Egg Shaped Sponge Review

I'm sure you have all heard of the Beauty Blender? An apparent "essential" tool for makeup application. Its been around for ages and is essentially an egg shaped sponge retailing at £16. Yeah I'm wouldn't pay that, even if it started singing to me. If it looked like Zingy though I'd probably buy it. So cute. Anyway here is a much more economical and replaceable version - Primark's Egg Shaped Sponge at £1.50!

primark egg shaped sponge review
Primark egg shaped sponge - £1.50!
Let's face it, we all know this is a rip off of the Beauty Blender. Before we begin I'd like to say that I do not have a BB but I've been interested due to positive reviews. I thought I'd try this because it looked similar and was about one 10th of the price.

After dabbing on some corrector or concealer under my eyes, I dampened the sponge under a tap whilst squeezing a few times to get the water distributed. I then squished out excess water so the sponge was damp and started dabbing it against my skin. I've noticed that the egg sponge blends completely seamlessly, distributing the layer I patted on and evens it out into an air brushed finished product. Before buying this, I used to blend concealer with my finger which when I think about it, looked thick it creased so easily. My concealer doesn't crease any more which is a big plus as I don't have to keep checking it throughout the day. I'd buy this over and over again!

Quick tip - before storing your Primark sponge (or BB), I would advise squeezing out the water and leaving it in the open to dry out completely. Before I realised this, my primark sponge started growing mould! To avoid it these days I balance it on my radiator so it can dry quickly. Even if it did grow mould, I can't say I would cry - its only £1.50! The BB on the other hand... Well that would surely be a waste as it costs over 10x more.