REVIEW: The Body Shop Body Butter

I don’t know about you but moisturising has become part of my night time skincare routine, without it i feel dry and uncomfortable! I have tried so many moisturisers on the market and i have become very particular about which ones i use for certain things. The body shop sell a number of different body moisturiser options but today i will be reviewing the infamous Body Butters. img_1894

The Body Shop is known for its Body Butters, and for good reason! They have a beautiful range of textures and scents to please every body, i picked up Strawberry (one of my all time favourites) and Frosted Berries which is from their Christmas line.

Texture/Consistancy:

These body butters are a heavy cream, when you rub it in you can feel your skin soaking it up and it also last quite a while. I dislike using creams that my skin drinks up and leaves my skin feeling no different to before i applied cream, but that is not the case with the body butter. Your skin is left feeling nourished and silky smooth – just what i need! A little goes a long way with this product so the regular size tub will last you quite a while, i would say 3 months as an average.

Each Body Butter is labelled with a specific skin type for which it would suit, this is just a guide and you can use any of the range but if you are looking for something lighter, go with the body butters for “normal skin” if you are looking for ultimate hydration you should opt for the butters which are for “dry skin”.

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Price:

The Body Butters retail for $29.95AU which some people may find a little higher then they would normally pay for a body lotion but the body shop use quality fair trade ingredients which really shine through in their products. I believe it is well worth the price.

Variety:

There is plenty of variety within the body butter range, everyone will find one that they love! A couple of scents include Shea butter, Coconut, Olive, Moringa and many more!

Overall:

I really enjoy using these body butters, they give me the perfect amount of hydration and leave my skin feeling soft and silky. I find using the body butters while i am trying to maintain a fake tan really helps my tan to fade evenly so i can get the most wear out of it which is always a plus! The scents are true to their name and are not over powering. A great product to have or to give as a gift!

Thanks for reading guys, have a beautiful day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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REVIEW: Alpha-H Liquid Gold

Good morning!

You have most likely heard of Liquid Gold before, it is a cult product in the beauty world and a must have item. Alpha-H have a whole line of products in the liquid gold range ranging from serums to masks. Today i am reviewing the Original Liquid gold, lets go!

What is Liquid Gold?

As quoted from the Alpha-H website “Liquid Gold is a resurfacing treatment that effectively diminishes wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. It works like an overnight facial to brighten and revitalise tired, ageing skin and improved the overall appearance of the skin.” – Piece taken from http://www.alpha-h.com in the Liquid Gold product description.

How do you use Liquid Gold?

You simply take a cotton pad and dab a small amount of the product on there, then swipe upwards and outwards all over the face, thats it! There is no need to apply any other moisturisers or serums as the product works best on its own. If you wish to use other products with the Liquid Gold then you surely can, it may not be as effective though. Its recommended to use this product every second day as it does contain Glycolic Acid.

Why should i choose a Glycol Acid Product?

Glycolic acid helps with many things, a few of these include:

Hydration- Glycolic acid will help raise your hydration levels in your skin

Skin Firming – Glycol acid helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and over time firms the skin.

Acne scarring/ pigmentation – Glycolic Acid will help even out your skin tone by softening the appearance of acne scarring or uneven skin tones in the skin

My personal experience with Liquid Gold

At first i was skeptical as per usual but the very first night i used this i woke up the next day and wondered why my skin looked so fresh and smooth ( i suffer from acne scarring and pigmentation) i then remembered i had tried the liquid gold and after that – i was hooked! I also noticed my oil levels in my skin dropped and the oil was controllable when using this. I didn’t feel the need to check my face 20 times a day to make sure i wasn’t gleaming to the gods, Holla my oily skinned gals! Overall i really enjoy this product and did notice a difference in the texture, colour and firmness of my skin. This product is definitely worth re purchasing. If you haven’t tried it and you suffer from any of the above mentioned problems then i highly suggest checking out the Alpha-H website and reading up on their products.

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Thats all for now, have a lovely day!

Glamoureyes ❤

INSTAGRAM: @glamoureyesx

EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

January Favourites

Hey guys! 

Well the first month of 2017 is done and dusted and it went really quickly! I purchased alot of new makeup this month and have spent quite a bit of money, i go in amd out of makeup buying phases and i am deep in one right now! (Lol) lets get started! 

1. The Balm Voyage Palette – The Balm Cosmetics

I have been absolutely loving the pink and orange toned shades from this palette this month, i have worn them nearly every day. These eyeshadows are super smooth and creamy which is good for me because i can get my eye makeup done nice and quick in the morning before work. I also like that this palette has lip & cheek products too! Perfect for travel.
2. Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation – Tarte Cosmetics

This foundation is amazing! It has such good coverage and gives a nice skin like finish while still looking flawless. It has held up well in the heat we have been having here in Aus lately and i rarely need to touch up throughout the day which is a bonus! Seriously cannot put this down at the moment.


3. Shape Tape Concealer – Tarte Cosmetics

 I will be doing a full review on this one so i dont want to talk to much about it but i have used it everyday for the month on January and it has been amazing! 


4. Master Hi-Light Blush in ‘Coral’ – Maybelline

I have been digging the coral shades in all categories this month and blush is definitely no exception! This coral highlighting blush has been ny go to for that natural peach glow. I find i dont need to use a highlighter with this as it does a great job at that too!


5. Princess EDT – Vera Wang

Princess has been my go to scent this month! Its super fresh and long lasting and i cant get enough of it right now! 


Thats all for my January favourites! I have a heap of new reviews coming that i cant wait to shar so stay tuned for those! 

❤ Glamoureyes

INSTAGRAM: @glamoureyesx

EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com 

F O U N D A T I O N F I X: Kat Von D Lock It Foundation

Good morning Beauties!

My second #foundationfix feature is the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation! This foundation is very popular in the makeup lover world so i feel its one worth reviewing.img_1925

Lets kick it off with what the Company claims this foundation will do for you: ‘This foundation has 21% pigment (wow), has a blend of siliconic elastomers and esters which bind the formula so your foundation is fade free.’

There really wasn’t too much on the website about this product other then what i just showed you which is weird, although this foundation is really hyped about its full coverage which explains why it boasts about 21% pigment.

THE PACKAGING:

This foundation comes in a plastic cylinder and has an airless chamber to avoid  contamination and helps to maintain the foundations consistency. I think the packaging is very nice, i believe Kat Von D designs all her own patterns in her makeup line which is pretty cool, and it adds a nice touch to her line. The bottle also comes with a little plastic lid which i recommend keeping as it prevents you from accidently pushing out product while its in your bag or suitcase etc.img_1935

HOW IT APPLIES/WEARS:

This foundation is extremely thick, in saying that i believe you only need a small amount of product as the pigmentation is so full on that you wouldn’t want to go overboard and end up looking cake. I use about a pea size amount and only one layer is necessary to get full coverage with a beauty blender. If you prefer a sheer, natural or skin like foundation this one is not for you! It sets matte and does tend to look a little un-natural. I mainly reach for this if i am looking for flawless coverage for a special event, this foundation is not one  would wear on a daily basis personally. The foundation wears really well throughout the day, staying matte and does not fade or slide off so it is great when you are really relying on your foundation to last all day and night! I really like matte finishes so i do find this foundation to be flattering on my oily skin but only when used in a small amount, its easy to go overboard with this one!  See below for photos of the foundation on my skin and also with and without flash on my wrist.screenshot_20170130-142313

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OVERALL:

I believe this foundation would be great for makeup artists to have in their kit for photo shoot makeup, or for anyone who loves a good matte, full coverage foundation. You get a great amount of product for the price considering how little you need to use. This product is also vegan. The only issue i have with this is it makes my skin break out like crazy! I am assuming it has something to do with the pigmentation as i normally don’t break out or if i do its no where near as bad as what it is with this foundation. I would recommend using this for special events or for occasions where you need your foundation to hold up through a long, hot day. I probably wouldn’t personally re purchase this as i just don’t use it enough! Have you tried this foundation? Whats your thoughts on it?

I hope you guys enjoyed my review, have a beautiful day!

<3Glamoureyes

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EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

REVIEW: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Hey Beauties!

Lipstick is one of my favourite parts of makeup, it has the power to change the mood and feel of your whole look with one quick swipe of your hand! Today I’m reviewing the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Lets go!

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Packaging:

Firstly the packaging of this product is beauutiful! The lid is covered in a cute silver rose pattern with a vine style print continuing down onto the container. Then at the bottom is Kat’s signature brand label. The bottle is slim, slimmer then most other liquid lipsticks i own which is nice as its easier to fit into small bags or clutches when your heading out.

Colour & Consistency:

This liquid lipstick is extremely light weight, it almost feels like you have nothing at all on your lips. This is a  nice change as most liquid lipsticks have a heavy drying feeling which can be unpleasant for some people. The colour pay off is amazing! you only need one layer to achieve the colour displayed in the tube so you don’t waste any product.

How does it wear?:

I find this product stays on for most of the day but i do find after eating i will need to re-apply. Although it does fade off after eating i can say it fades evenly and softly so you don’t have an obvious horrible streak between the lipstick and your natural lip colour so your in no rush to duck to the nearest mirror to re-apply.

 

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TOP: ‘Melancholia’ BOTTOM: ‘Mother’

Overall:

Overall i give this product an 8/10. The only thing letting this lipstick down is the wear time compared to other brands. Apart from that it is worth adding to your collection if you are a makeup addict like myself, the colour range is great and a little product goes a long way.

Thanks for reading, have a fab day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmai.com

F O U N D A T I O N   F I X: Chi Chi Cosmetics Fabulous & Flawless Foundation review

Hey everyone! 

I am super excited to start doing a new series of posts for you guys which will focus only on foundation reviews! The new #foundationfix posts will give you in depth reviews of foundations that i try out which will include information like: the finish, the wear, the price, the colours etc etc. I cant wait to start this journey with you all and i hope you enjoy! Dont forget to give this post a like if you enjoy this sort of thing so i can keep bringing you content that you love! 

Lets get into it then!


So for our first #foundationfix feature i am reviewing the Chi Chi Cosmetics ‘Fabulous & Flawless Foundation’ you can purchase this foundation straight from chichicosmetics.com or they also sell it at Target and Myers. It retails for $29.95AU and they have 16 colours to choose from ranging from Ivory to Tanned. 

The website claims this foundation is “ultra light weight with medium coverage, long wearing and smudge proof while being super moisturising and hydrating.” 

I picked up the colour No. 2 ‘Fair’. One thing i did notice straight away was that i had to pick up a much lighter colour then i would normally reach for, i normally fall into the nude-neutral category, not fair! So the colours are quite dark and i feel like our pale beauties would struggle to find a shade to suit their skintone as the Fair shade would match my normal foundation tone. The foundation has a pump bottle which is great to keep your foundation clean and free from germs. I do find the pump a little tricky to use at times as it is not your standard pump. The product is in a frosted glass looking bottle which adds a little elegance to the appearance. 

I applied this over the top of smashbox photo finish primer and it applied quite smoothly, it is definitely a moustirising foundation you can feel it hydrating your skin as you apply it. This foundation also has a light floral scent which is not too overpowering but if you dont like scents thats one thing to look out for. I found with this foundation i got a medium coverage, which could also be worked up to a high-medium coverage. I still had some freckles/scarring showing through but nothing dramatic. See below for my before and afters. 

Before applying Fabulous & Flawless:


And After applying one thin layer of Fabulous and Flawless followed by touching up with the product where i felt i needed too. 

I found this product applied best with a flat top Kabuki brush. I did also apply one side with a beauty blender but it didnt give enough coverage and i felt like i wasted product doing it this way so brush is best! 

The foundation sat really nicely on my skin (i have large pores and oily skin with the occasional break outs) it did not make my pores look bigger or sink into them which is a must for any foundation i use. I would say this foundation has a satin type finish, i notoced a dewy glow to my skin while wesring this one. It did feel a little heavier on my skin then what i like due to the moisturising components and my skin also got oiler a lot quicker throughout the day but apart from that the coverage and the product held up for a full 10hrs. It did not become patchy even though my skin is more oily with this product which is good – nothing worse then patchy foundation! 

One big highlight for this product is that it looks super flattering in photos, my skin looked absolutely flawless in a photo i uploaded on Instagram featuring this foundation. It also does not have any flashback which is another plus.

 Check out the below photos for swatches of the Fair shade!

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Overall im pretty impressed with this foundation, it gives great coverage and lives up to its word by hydrating the skin as well as giving medium coverage. It wont be one i reach for on a daily basis only because my skin is far too oily to wear something like this everyday but for the occasional day where i feel like having a nice glowing look, it will work perfectly! I am not the biggest fan of the pump they have used on the foundation and i also feel like the colour range could be improved but apart from those few things, for $30 its worth giving it a go! 

Thanks so much for reading guys, let me know if you enjoyed the first #foundationfix post and dont forget to check out my instagram page! Have a beautiful day!

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EMAIL: glamoureyesx@hotmail.com

REVIEW: Pure Paw Paw Ointment

Hey Beauties!

Everyone loves a good lip balm.. have you ever thought of using a Paw Paw Ointment instead? Paw paw Ointment locks in moisture by creating a barrier between your lips and the dry damaging wind! Check it out below..

 

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As part of my morning/nighttime skincare routine i always use Paw paw ointment to keep my lips hydrated and to prevent cracking – nothing looks worse then lipstick on cracked, dry lips! I really like Pure Paw Paw’s ointment as it comes in super cute packaging that is slim and small so it fits perfect in any bag or your pocket.

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They also come in a number of scents which includes, Watermelon (pictured above), Strawberry, Grape and Passionfruit. They all smell amazing so i cannot possibly pick a favourite.. i own them all! Overall i really enjoy using this product as part of my daily skincare routine, everyone should own a paw paw ointment as they can be used for many different things, its just handy to have around.

HOT TIP: To get your lips super silky smooth use a sugar lip scrub to remove dead dry skin and then apply Pure Paw Paw ointment before you to go bed, you will wake up with the perfect pout! I personally enjoy using the Lush Cosmetics lip scrubs!

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Glamoureyes ❤

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