Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts

I haven't been feeling very well so haven't been posting reviews but I thought you might like to see some pics of products I will be reviewing in the near future

Etude Glassade Gloss #1 - very sheer red gloss (loving the Glassade glosses at the moment!)

Etude Glassade #4 (soooooo pretty!)

Etude Marbleade Eyeshadow #3

Laneige Snow Radiant Trio #03

Monday, August 11, 2008

REVIEW: Cosline Flower Cookie Blusher

If your a fan of MAC's MSF then you'll love Cosline's Flower Cookie Blusher (how cute is the name?!) It is a gorgeous cake of swirly pink and rose goodness.

Let me start with the compact itself. I was surprised at how big and sturdy the packaging is, despit this it still looks elegant. The embossed pattern on the top really sets off the raised rose which has a pink diamontee in the center. The compact is a pale beigey pink that has an almost hot pink iridescent shimmer when the light hits it. It has a good quality decent sized mirror and a brush (which is a nice thought but the brush is slightly curved and I found it impossible to use to apply the blush)

I selected #02 Rose Marbling and I am very happy with this colour. It has great pigmentation so I do have to use a light hand. It is very shimmery which some people like, I'm not much a fan of super shimmery blushes though. I find after applying I can wipe over my cheeks with my fingers and this helps remove most of the shimmer leaving just a lovely glow on top of the rose coloured flush.

Overall I am very pleased with this blush, it looks pretty in the compact, smells lovely when you open the compact, and looks lovely on.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

REVIEW: VOV Castledew Over Setting Gloss

I now have two of these lovely glosses #9 & #31, both are fantastic. The applicator is a bit different to your normal gloss applicator it is in kind of a heart or leaf shape, it picks up a nice amount of gloss and spreads it evenly on your lips. I really like the formula of these glosses - it's not to heavy but not so light that it wears off in 2 mins. My lips feel comfortable with this on.

#9 has glitter particles and is very sparkly where as #31 has more of a pearl finish. I like them both but #9 is a bit harder to wear due to all the sparkle

#9 is a bright orange red with lots of glitter, it provides a sheer wash of colour .

#31 is a pearly pinky peach (slightly more peach then the picture shows) The colour in this is also quite sheer but very very pretty!

I love good parcel days!

I had another couple of parcels turn up today. The first was a Nars Dolce Vita Lipgloss from ebay, it looks very promising. The second was a Gmarket order containing

- Cosline Flower Cookie Blusher in #2 Rose Marbling
- Etude Marbleade Eye Shadow #3
- Laneige Snow Radiant Eyes #03 Brown Gradation
- Etude Glassade #1 (I am loving these!)
- VOV Castledew Over Setting Gloss #31

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

REVIEW: Skin Food Aloe Vera Cream Cleanser

The product : Skin Food Aloe Vera Cream Cleanser 130ml

What the packaging says (from the back of the tub) : A fresh cream cleanser with Aloe Extracts to soothe and hydrate the skin. Keeps the skin soft, calm and deeply cleansed.

What I think : I really really really like this cleanser. I normally stay away from cream cleansers as they are to thick and heavy and normally leave a horrible greasy residue. Well, this one doesn't do that. It is a lovely light refreshing cream that feels wonderful on the skin.

I love using this as a makeup remover because it removes everything so well and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and fresh. It does leave a little bit of a residue but this isn't to bad or to hard to rinse away.

Rating: 9/10

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Good Mail Day - 2 parcels!

When I got home from work today there was a card from the post office saying I had a parcel, so I walked up the road to the Post Office and it turned out that it was my Gmarket order, yay! By the time I had walked home the postman had been and left another parcel in my mail box - an order from Cleanse Your Soul, which is one of my favourite Bath & Body etailers.

Firstly the Gmarket parcel- I had ordered from two different sellers and I love how the parcels are consolidated so you only pay one lot of shipping. I also love that it was sent with EMS so I could track the parcel the whole way.

What did you get? I hear you ask. Well, I ordered the following
- Etude House Peach Cheek Blusher #1 Shy Pink
- Cathy Cat Colorist Glitz Ball Shadow 04 (which arrive damaged and was the wrong colour - I ordered 08 and received 04)
- Etude Glassade #4
- VOV Castledew Over Setting Gloss #9

I only made a fairly small order to start with because it was my first time using Gmarket. Overall verdict is that I would purchase from there again, the value for money is great. It is a very difficult site to navigate and you kind of have to click and hope but everything turned out well for me.

Now lets go on to the second parcel. I really love Cleanse Your Soul products, the tarts have great throw and last a long time, the scent choices are wonderful and my very favourite perfume is from there (Find Your Wings). I ordered

- Marshmallow Rainbows tart
-Green Planet tart
-Bikini Beach tart
-Disney Dreams tart
-Still of the Night tart
-Apricot Breeze tart
-Vanilla Parfait Foaming Sugar Scrub
-Peaches & Coconut Milk Foaming Sugar Scrub

I also received a Bamboo Teak tart and Cranberry Sprite Cake Yogurt Soap as freebies.