Wednesday, 18 September 2013

5 Quick Beauty Reviews!


Hey hey! I've got a jam packed schedule of 'things to blog about' at the moment, and there isn't enough days in a week to be able to post about every single thing that I want to separately. Solution: Do a 5-in-1 post! This might become a regular thing, or it might be a one off ..we'll see how busy life gets. Here is a run down with some quick overviews of 5 different products, enjoyyy!

Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon - Red Sunrise
Bourjois 1 Sec Nail Varnish - Meli Melon
Stila Smudge Pot - Kitten
Vaseline 'Spray & Go Body' Moisturiser - Cocoa Radiant
Elemis White Flower Eye & Lip Make Up Remover*



Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon
Sorry to be the last person still blogging about the Color Boost Lip Crayons from Bourjois, but I haven't talked about them properly yet and I really want to express how much I like them. I have just two of the four shades and Red Sunrise is definitely my favourite of the two I have. Whoever said that these give a 'light wash of colour' was talking crazy, because this one definitely doesn't! The colour pay off with Red Sunrise is a long, long way from sheer and it doesn't take much to build up a very intense and bold statement lip colour. I love the novelty of the crayon style applicator (I'm not bored of them yet!), and I love how creamy and moisturising this is on the lips. The finish has a very strong pinky red colour and is pretty glossy too - definitely one for a statement lip! These aren't like a typical balm-stain hybrids because I don't find it to leave much trace of a stain behind at all, but the colour does last for quite a few hours after the initial glossiness has worn off. These claim 10 hours of moisture on the lips, and I'm not convinced that it lasts that long, but these are definitely one of, if not the most moisturising lip colours that I own. (£7.99)


Bourjois 1 Second Nail Varnish
Another hit for Bourjois this summer is their 1 Second Gel nail varnishes. Again, I just have two of the colours: Meli Melon and Turquoise Block - both absolutely stunning summer colours. I'm going to have to get some darker shades for the autumn now! These are similar to the Barry M Gelly-Hi Shine varnishes in texture with the way that they look flawlessly opaque after just one coat, and dry down super fast to a thick and glossy finish so that they look like gel nails. The incredibly wide brushes of these (not to everybody's tastes) makes the job even quicker as just one stroke with the brush coats the whole nail at once. Using these gives hands down the quickest, easiest and fuss free manicure ever!(£7.99)




Stila Smudge Pot
I am so mad that I spent £13 on a make up item that I hate. Does anybody want it? You're welcome to buy it from me! Everybody knows that Kitten is Stila's most popular eyeshadow shade and everybody loves it, and cream shadows are the new best thing on the block, so I obviously assumed that combining the two would be a fantastic idea.. but nope. The issue is not the shade of Kitten (Kitten is gorgeous light champagne/pink colour), the problem it is the formula and consistency of the Smudge Pot. I've tried using all sorts of different brushes from different brands, and tried with my fingers the most, but I just cannot seem to get this to work. I imagined the texture to be similar to that of the Maybelline Color Tattoos: soft and easy to blend, but this seems to be really thick and like a paste with uneven lumps through out it and it is difficult to get a good colour pay off at all. I've even tried warming the product by rubbing it in my finger tips for a long time but it still just isn't applying in the dream-like fashion I'd have hoped for. Maybe I got a faulty batch or something? Or am I just dong something totally wrong with this? (£13.00)


Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser
I was sucked into the hype and craze over these Vaseline spray moisturisers and at first I did feel very excited and impressed by them, I now just feel very indifferent towards them. I love the smell (Mm cocoa), and I think the concept is great as well because the continuous aerosol like spray does make it very easy to coat all parts of your body in seconds - your legs can be done and dusted in the time that it takes for you to move the can from hip to toe, and it even means that you can moisturise your back! (Something I don't think I've ever done?). It does sink into the skin quick enough for you to put your clothes on straight away, but the reason that I feel indifferent towards this is because of it's actual moisturising abilities. It doesn't claim to be the most intense and deeply moisturising formula in the world, but I'm not convinced it's doing a whole lot for my skin? It's okay to use every now and again, but my skin needs a stronger dose of moisture than what Vaseline is offering with this! Good try though! (£4.99)


Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make Up Remover*
I'm not really much of a heavy eye make up wearer and mascara is usually my limit on a day-to-day basis, so regular cleansers or even just Bioderma will whip that from my lashes at the end of the day no problem. But, there are occasions, such as nights out etc, where the gel liner comes out, lashing of mascara are piled on, plus eyeshadow, and so on ..and this is a nightmare to remove, especially when your drunk tired and just want your head on the pillow! Elemis' first make-up remover dedicated for eyes and lips is a bi-phase make up remove (oil phase to remove, water phase to cleanse) and it will make light work of anything on your lids, lashes and lips - anything. It's very gentle on the eye area, cooling, refreshing and also conditioning. It leaves a little bit of an oily residue, but nothing compared to Clinique's Take The Day Off, and leaves the skin around the eyes (and lips) feeling calm, refreshed, and most of all clear from make up! It's more money that I would spend on a make up remover considering how much use I actually get from these things, but if this is the sort of thing you'd use then I'd recommend this from Elemis over any of it's competitors. (£19.00)


What did you think of my 5 Quick Beauty Reviews post?
Was it too long? Is a 5-in-1 too much?
Leave me a comment and let me know!

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    1. Yay! Glad you liked it! Thank you :) I will try and do a couple more like this, maybe with just 3-4 products instead though so it's not as lengthy :) xxx

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  2. great post! need to invest in the Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon!:)

    Cariad

    cariadonlife.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. Thank you :) Ooh you definitely do, Red Sunrise is one of the nicest ones though ;) xxx

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  3. I love your idea of reviewing various products at once! Think you've started something there :)

    I also love Red Sunrise! So pigmented & glossy... Don't think I'll bother trying that Vaseline spray though :( I do really like their normal cocoa body lotion but I know I won't get on with the spray if it doesn't give alot of moisture.

    Thanks for the honest review! Xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment Daniella, it's so helpful getting feedback! I'm happy you liked my little idea, hehe :)

      Yeah I think there's a huge novelty factor playing into the hype over the Vaseline sprays just because it's something a little different. I wouldn't say they're all that worth it though. xxx

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  4. Oooh the Elemis make up remover sounds interesting, Ive never tried any of their products before so this sounds like a potential. :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I'm quite new to Elemis products as well but this one has given me a good feeling about them! It is a super strength remover! :D xxx

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  5. I really enjoyed this post! What a great idea :)I wish we had Bourjois in the US, that lip crayon looks beautiful.

    http://eatinglipstick.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad that you liked it! :) Aw no, what a shame! I can't believe that Bourjois isn't in the US yet :( xxx

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  6. Such a shame about the sumdge pot I love a good cream eyeshadow, I wont buy it now thankyou! I am really impressed with the Elemis cleanser though!!

    Emily
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it is a shame! :( I had really high hopes for it but it just didn't live up! xxx

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  7. I've still not tried the Bourjois lip crayons. That colour looks gorgeous! ♥

    j4miejohnston.com

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    1. How have you not been sucked into them yet, it seems like they're all everybody is talking about?! Haha! I would recommend trying one or two of them :) xxx

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  8. Love the lip crayons! I have the same one + peach on the beach!
    Merrie from The Chicc Boutique ♥

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    1. They're great aren't they! If I was to get one more then I'm sure it'd be Peach on the Beach as well :) xxx

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  9. Love this post and the idea of 5 reviews. I also love the bourjois lip crayon, my mum nicked this shade off me though lol boo!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. Aw thank you Liza, I appreciate your feedback! I'll have to do more 5-in-1's then! :D Wahh, oh no - you'll have to pinch it back off her xxx

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  10. This was such a great idea! I think a 3 in 1 would also be great! xx

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah, I think maybe a 3-in-1 could be a possibility for my next one xxx

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  11. I have heard such bad things about them stila eye shadows. Unfortunately I don't think you got a faulty one, I think they're all like that. :(. Love the colour of the bourjois nail polish.

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    1. Ahhh! Well I can say that atleast I feel better knowing that it wasn't just me that got a cruddy batch! Hmm, I'd have expected more from Stila - how unfortunate! xxx

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  12. Love the Bourjois nail polish & lip crayon! Can't believe the Stila eyeshadow is so bad, you've saved me from buying it!xx
    http://peachesand-cream.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Bourjois have been on fire! Hmm apparently they're all a bit rubbish (the smudge pots)! Such a shame :( xxx

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  13. Love this kind of post, I'd like to do this myself :)
    Lovely products!
    alicekatex ♥
    By the way I have a giveaway on my blog if you wanna check it out :)

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    1. Thank you, I'd love you to send me a link to it if you do decide to do a post like this! :) xxx

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  14. Such a lovely nail varnish colour!

    mollyrosecleaver.blogspot.com x

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  15. I think this is such a great idea! I really want to get my hands on a bourjois color boost lip crayon! So sad you didn't get a long with the smudge pot! xxx

    Ohhval.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you! Glad you liked it :) Ooh you should definitely try them. I know, it is a shame - especially as it's such a gorgeous colour :'( xxx

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  16. I've heard a lot of bad things about the cream shadow in Kitten! It's a shame because I love the powder version

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Since writing this post I've had numerous people tell me the same thing about the cream shadow of Kitten :( I wish I'd have known in advance and just got the powder version of it!! xxx

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  17. I love the One Second polishes, makes painting my nails so much easier. Great for me being lazy! Lovely post t00.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. Awesome review ! I really need to try the Bourjois Nail Polish and maybe this shade of lip crayon, I have in "Peach on the Beach" and love it :)

    http://mathilda2710.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love the idea of a 5-in-1 post and really enjoyed reading it! Such a shame the Stila smudge pot isn't what you expected it to be as the colour does look lovely x

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  20. Thats a shame about Kitten, its such a pretty colour! xo

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