Bio Sculpture Nail Polish in 105 Jinkie Pink - Review

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I've Overdone it...

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Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture - Review

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Baylis and Harding Nourishing Body Butter - Review

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Okay hands up who was a little naught and made the most of the recent sunny weather?
At this point I have both hands in the air while I type with my chin haha joking obviously!
But I did bask in the sun and now my skin is a little on the dry side,
when I say little really I mean a lot and I have dry patches that would give the sahara a run for it's money.


As a lovely nourishing treat I have been slathering my body in Baylis and Harding Nourishing Body Butter
which not only smells good enough to eat - a little like vanilla ice cream and honey combined...yummy
but it contains fair trade honey which we all know is the way forward.
As honey naturally softens the skin it is a great addition to any body butter and wonderful for softening
the skin without harsh scrubs.


The great thing about this particular body butter is that it is so thick and luxurious
but not so much so that it sits on the skin and doesn't absorb without a whole lot of work.
Nope you slick into on gently massage and it soaks into the skin pretty much instantly 
without leaving the skin feeling loaded down nor does it become sticky/tacky or leave behind a residue.
What I particularly like is that you don't have to use this for a while before seeing results 
but that the hydration and softness is almost immediate and even without being place in the fridge
this cools the skin making it a great choice for the summer weather.

Do you have a favourite body butter or are you a little like me...try anything once?

Baylis and Harding Nourishing Body Butter £3/250ml available from selected supermarkets
and via Baylis and Harding's web store - link 

This post contain a PR sample.

L'occitane Angelica Hydration Face Mist - Review

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Barry M Lip Lacquer in Mandarin Shade 3 - Review

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I bought this Barry M Lip Lacquer to tide me over until the new shades of the Clinique Chubby Sticks 
hit the shelves - the 1st of June if I am not wrong? So this Friday yes?
Anyway Barry M Lip Lacquers are chunky pencils of lip colour that come presented as a chunky liner
type of product that you can use to line your lips then fill in completely.
In terms of packaging I don't have much to say, it's pretty enough and well made i.e pretty sturdy
but you do waste quite a bit of product by sharpening the product, this could be remedied 
by switching to a twist up style product.


I settled for shade 3 which is named Mandarin which isn't really apt
but to be honest shade names don't really bother me as much as you'd imagine.
Mandarin is a red shade with slight orange tendencies, a frost finish that has a slight sheen
and is quite akin to Mac So Chaud in terms of colour.
This is a really nice red shade for the summer months and as it leans fairly neutral
most will be able to wear this shade with ease - if it is to bright dab it on for a light stain


I found the pencil style of this product really easy to use as it allows precise application
and you can use the nib to line saving time and money on a separate lip liner that so many red type
shades require to prevent bleeding of the colour which is never pretty!
The colour pay off is middle of the road it is not as pigmented as you'd expect especially for a brand 
like Barry M who's products more often than not pack an almighty pigmentation punch.
However it is not weak just as I said middle road which suits me fine as I don't think
I would like this shade quite as much as I do had it been super pigmented.
Admittedly the formula is a little gritty and drying so I do recommend a slick of balm before application
or a layer of gloss afterwards to eliminate the drying factor.
In terms of wear I found it to wear for a little over 2 hours without flaking or bleeding,
it faded evenly and left a delicate skin behind which was rather pretty.

Product Summary
Round Up - A bright orange red lip crayon.
Best For - Fans of a light pop of bright colour.
Pigmentation - (6/10) Sorry for over use of the term "middle road" but that is best suited to this shade.
Availability - Most Barry M stockists such as Superdrug and Boots or via Barry M's web store - link £4.99









Wordless Wednesday - Glitter Fiend

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Accessorize Lipstick in Obsessed - Review

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While browsing my local Superdrug I stumbled across the new lipsticks by Accessorize
and the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful packaging that is very Accessorize in style -
butterflies, floral print with a cute little owl all set on a navy back ground, 
the first thing that came to mind was mid summer night's dream theme - anyone else?


While we are on the topic of packaging each shade comes with a little clip off compartment 
of separate lipstick that is the same shade as the bullet so you get more bang for your buck
in terms of product, it is very similar in terms of design to the MUA lipsticks
as is the scent which leads me to believe they may be manufactured by the same company?


I'm unsure to just how many shades there is in the line but i'll hazard a guess and say around six shades 
but feel free to correct my in the comments as I am only guessing!
Obsessed is a mid toned nude that has equal amounts of pink and brown leanings,
it's one of those shades you'll either like or loathe.
Personally I find this type of shade to work well with my skin tone but on lighter tones they
can pull a little brown and make teeth appear yellow which i'm guessing is never a beauty aim for anyone?
As far as undertones go this is fairly neutral with yellow undertone.


Once again the formula is a little bit of a let down it feels waxy and thick on the lips
if slicked straight on from the tube rather than dabbed on which is my preferred application method.
I found the lipstick a little too heavy to fully be comfortable worn alone but paired with a lip gloss
I did find it more wearable as there was added moisture and the gloss seemed to cancel out the waxy
sensation that I strongly disliked!
That aside in terms of pigmentation I have no grumbles as it does pack a punch as far as colour pay off goes.
In terms of wear I found the lipstick to wear for around four hours but worn alone it did dry out my lips
and left a stain behind which isn't always a bad thing especially if the shade fades evenly - which it did.


Product Summary 

Round Up - A mid toned neutral nudish matte lipstick that has good colour pay off but is a little
uncomfortable to wear alone.
Best For - Teaming up with a lip gloss or lip balm for the comfort factor.
Pigmentation - (8/10) No qualms about the colour pay off level.
Availability - Selected Superdrug stores for £4.99




Accessorize Lipstick in Smitten - Review

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While browsing my local Superdrug I stumbled across the new lipsticks by Accessorize
and the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful packaging that is very Accessorize in style -
butterflies, floral print with a cute little owl all set on a navy back ground, 
the first thing that came to mind was mid summer night's dream theme - anyone else?


While we are on the topic of packaging each shade comes with a little clip off compartment 
of separate lipstick that is the same shade as the bullet so you get more bang for your buck
in terms of product, it is very similar in terms of design to the MUA lipsticks
as is the scent which leads me to believe they may be manufactured by the same company?


I'm unsure to just how many shades there is in the line but i'll hazard a guess and say around six shades
and Smitten is the most coral of the bunch and the shade I automatically picked up.
Although it appears coral in bullet form but when applied it becomes more of a yellow toned pink
that is mid toned and very much matte in finish.
As it is neutral it will suit most complexions and as it is a mid range pink again this will suit most.
I'm sure there is a shade in the MUA lip booms that is almost identical to this if truthful.


The formula is a little bit of a let down it feels waxy and thick on the lips
if slicked straight on from the tube rather than dabbed on which is my preferred application method.
I found the lipstick a little too heavy to fully be comfortable worn alone but paired with a lip gloss
I did find it more wearable as there was added moisture and the gloss seemed to cancel out the waxy
sensation that I strongly disliked!
That aside in terms of pigmentation I have no grumbles as it does pack a punch as far as colour pay off goes.
In terms of wear I found the lipstick to wear for around four hours but worn alone it did dry out my lips
and left a stain behind which isn't always a bad thing especially if the shade fades evenly - which it did.

Product Summary 
Round Up - A mid toned neutral pink matte lipstick that has good colour pay off but is a little
uncomfortable to wear alone.
Best For - Teaming up with a lip gloss or lip balm for the comfort factor.
Pigmentation - (8/10) No qualms about the colour pay off level.
Availability - Selected Superdrug stores for £4.99


Sigma Synthetic Precision Kit - Review

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This is a novel idea from Sigma basically they have created a line of brushes to mimic your fingertips
but with more precision, each brush is well constructed super soft and comes with an individual brush
guard to protect the brush head while in storage/travelling etc.
I have now washed each brush a few times and can safely say so far there has been no splaying
nor shedding which is a pet peeve of mine.
The great thing about these synthetic brushes is that I don't find them to soak up all the product
which a good few brushes in my collection do!


In the Sigma Synthetic Precision Kit there is four brushes:


Precision Flat (P80) - This brush is small, dense and has a flat top which makes it great for
concealing purposes I also found it great for buffering in liquid highlight for a seamless finish.
You can also use it for applying powder to small areas such as setting concealer over a blemish.


Precision Round (P82) - This brush was designed to mimic the shape of your fingertips
which makes it a great brush for the delicate eye area, I have been using this for under the eye concealer
but it can also be used to apply primer to the eyes or for precise application of a cream eye product.


Precision Angled (P84) - The small angled top of this brush makes it ideal for contouring purposes
as you can really get into the hollow areas such as the cheek bones and the sides of the nose.
I have been using this with a bronzer to apply my contour before using a bigger brush 
to buff out the powder.
You can also use this to apply highlight it's especially great for applying such product to the brow bone.


Precision Tapered (P86) - This is very similar to the Precision round only it is tapered giving you
a finer tip to work with much like the round brush this best used around the eye area but as I prefer
the round brushes for such purposes I have been using this to apply my highlight on my cheek bones,
I have found it to work really well with my Benefit Watt's Up.


Overall I'm really impressed with this brush kit, I love the sizing of each brush and have found 
them great for concealing the under eye and to make a breeze of applying highlighter and my contour shade.
For the price I do find Sigma brushes to be a great buy and I am seriously considering purchasing 
the normal sized brushes from this range.

Sigma Synthetic Precision Kit costs $49 from Sigma Beauty - link