Monday, 25 May 2015

Topshop Nude Eyes in Stripped

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If you read my last post (here) you’ll recognise this little pot from my wishlist. I found the idea of a nude, blendable, longwearing cream eyeshadow too tempting so I bought Topshop’s Nude Eyes in Stripped. First off, as you can see the pot is tiny, much more tiny that I thought it’d be but you do only seem to need a little product so I’m hoping it’ll last a reasonably long time. It’s described as a pinky-nude on the site but I’d say it has more peachy/apricot undertones. One application of this gives a subtle wash of colour but it’s easily built for more colour on the lid. I’ve been applying this with my fingers. The heat from fingers make it easier to blend out. This doesn’t crease and I don’t find it patchy or drying. It’s surprisingly longwearing and is also waterproof. Nude eyes would make a great base product and I reckon they’re not a bad dupe for MAC’s Paint Pots. 

There’s another 4 colours available and should suit most skin tones. It’s a great non-fuss eyeshadow that works great on its own, blended with other shadows/ or eyeliner, or a base product. It’d be great for holidays/ festivals due to it’s longevity. A really nice little product, despite there only being a small amount of it.

Are you a fan of Topshop’s makeup?


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Weekly Wishlist #2 The Topshop Edit

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Topshop is definitely one of my favourite high street shops. Quality can sometimes be a little lacking though and for the price of some items I’d like some better materials but overall it’s one of my favourite places to shop. They have a wide range of styles and trends (groan, I hate that word). First up is a white crossover blouse. I have a similar top I bought from them absolutely ages ago and it’s still going strong, perfect for a more dressed up day look; easy to wear and comfortable. I love this black kimono jacket, I’m sorely tempted to purchase it but I have far too many jackets already! I really love the colour of this Mustard Silk Cami, another item perfect for dressing up or down. You can’t go wrong with a good Grey Sweater and the lace details just add a little something extra to this one. I practically live in my Nikes but I love these Adidas Superstars, you can’t have too many trainers right? I rarely wear earrings to be honest but I love these Art-Deco-esque drop earrings.

I love Topshop’s makeup. It’s incredibly reasonably priced and generally good quality. The Nude Eyes look like a good dupe for MAC’s paint pots. And rather brilliantly they come in a selection of shades suited to most skin tones rather than the default light-skin tone. The Glow Dome in Intergalactic looks incredibly pretty, there’s other shades available too. Finally, is the Lipstick in Beguiled. This is part of their range celebrating 5 years in beauty. They’ve pimped up their most popular makeup, another one I think I’m going to buy.

What’s been catching your eye this week?

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Monday, 18 May 2015

MyChelle Hello Beautiful - Age Defence Collection

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MyChelle Pharmaceuticals is a relatively new brand to me. I’ve been interested in trying their products after reading a review of their Fruit Enzyme Mist by Sali Hughes in the Guardian. MyChelle “Hello Beautiful” collections are an ideal and an inexpensive way to try out their products. I bought the Age Defence box but there are others available such as Sensitive Collection link , Dry Collection link, All/Combination Collection link , Oily/Blemish Control Collection link or Age Spot/ UV recovery Collection link, so there should be something for everyone. 

In the Age Defence kit you get:

MyChelle Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser  7.5ml- I really enjoyed using this rich, creamy cleanser. I used it in the morning or for a first cleanse in the evening. This has a very strong cinnamon/pumpkin smell though so beware if you don’t like full on products. It leaves the skin thoroughly cleansed, soft and comfortable.

MyChelle Fruit Fiesta Peel 7.5ml- This is my favourite product of the box.  The very fruity (it actually contains pieces of fruit) peel contains 7% lactic acid to help boost collagen production which results in a plumper appearance of the skin. After use my skin is always smooth and much brighter looking. You only have this on for 1-3 minutes and it does tingle on the skin. For those of you with very sensitive skin I’d recommend a patch test. Even though this is powerful I experienced no irritation after use. A really excellent face mask/peel.

MyChelle G2 Firming Serum 5ml- This is another favourite. Everytime I use this I feel like I’m giving my skin a little boost. It smooths, plumps and firms. This might be a good product to try if you have sensitive skin that can’t handle some other stronger serums.

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Mist 5ml - Unfortunately my little pump’s broken so I’m not getting a mist effect but this antioxidant rich “mist” (or liquid) helps maintain moisture levels and Vit C helps boost collagen and firmness. It feels refreshing and stimulating on the skin. Perfect for a pick-me-up throughout the day.

MyChelle Revitalising Night Cream 7.5ml - This is another good product. A very rich night cream that works to improve skin’s radiance and firmness. Again this is quite a strong smelling product, kind of like frankincense but I find the smell fades. The cream sinks in easily and leaves little residue. This would be a great cream for dry skins.

MyChelle Sun Shield Unscented - SPF 28 7.5ml -This was my least favourite product. It just felt too heavy on my skin but I have combination/ oily. It’d definitely be better for dry to normal skin types. On the couple of days we had some sun in Scotland it seemed to do its job well. I just don’t think it’s suited to my skin type.

Overall, I’m really impressed with this sample box. The amount of product you get gives you a good idea if you like them and if they suit your skin type. There’s a few products I’d buy full size of, particularly the Fruit Fiesta Peel, Fruit Enzyme Mist and G2 Firming Serum. 

Mychelle products are:
• Free from harsh chemicals - Parabens, Phthalates, Urea, Petroleum-based chemicals and artificial colours 
• Vegetarian and Vegan-friendly and Gluten free 
• Delivered in award-winning eco-packaging 
• Responsibly produced

Have you tried MyChelle products?

You can get MyChelle Age Defence box for £16.10 (which I think is a great price) from Look Fantastic here

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