Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tropic Skincare || Brow Kit

Hey guys, ok so I recently received my Tropic Skincare Brow Kit which consists of a Brow Define, a Brow Stencil Set and the A1 Brow Brush.
Tropic Skincare is an all organic range of makeup from The Apprentice runner-up Susan Ma who got backing from Lord Sugar after appearing on the show to help found this amazing range. It's completely chemical free and all of their products aren't tested on animals so everything is very nice and friendly. 
Before now I've tried their Skincare products but they recently introduced a new makeup range and so couldn't resist trying the brow kit.
First is the Brow Define which is a mini-palette which has two parts. The first is a dark brown powder which is used for filling in the brows, and then there is the creamy, pale highlight which is used under the brows. I love this so far because it is the perfect colour for my brows and when you brush it in, it looks so natural.
Next is the accompanying brush that is double-ended, so more for your money (?!). The first, business end is the angled brush which is specifically for filling in your brows to achieve a natural look. The second end is a fluffy brush which is for the highlight. This brush is so soft and really good for doing your brows with.
Last is the Brow Stencil Set which personally I don't think I will use very much, but everything came in a offer so I've got them anyways. They are basically sheets which you place over your eyebrow to get the right shape. They are very good and have 4 different shapes, so I'm sure there will be one that suits everyone.

Overall I love this Brow Set, and even though its not exactly the cheapest you can find, I think that it's totally worth the money because of all its good properties and high quality, and also I think that's its one of those products that will last for ages and I will still love it all year round!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Models Own Scented Nail Varnish

Hey guys, so as you may have seen in my recent haul I bought the Models Own Scented Nail Varnish in Banana Split. It's a pastel yellow nail varnish with a scented lid and is a really nice colour for summer.

I was super excited to try this because on the top, as you can see, there is a scratch & sniff panel which, once scratched, smells of really sweet bananas! I think if smells of like banana milkshake and its absolutely delicious woo! 
As I painted my nails it was really nice. Due to the very pale colour it needed two coats but looks really nice on, and I think it's a perfect colour for summer!
To begin (after it dried) it did smell a bit like bananas but I don't think it lasted very long so if you want an actual scented polish then I wouldn't suggest getting this, but if you want a pastel, summery colour, then try these out because the whole range is gorgeous!

I really love these nail varnishes and even if you don't buy one, definitely go and scratch all the lids in the shops because they are SO nice!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Avon Haul! || Brochure 10

Hey guys!
Ok so today is one of my favourite days because my Avon order arrived (woo!). And surprisingly I didn't buy any nail varnishes (!) but I do have my eye on a few in the next few campaigns! So yeah I thought I'd show you what I got from this months Avon.

First thing I am VERY excited about using because it a completely new product to Avon and I actually haven't seen one like it anywhere else.
It is the Avon Manicure Set and is basically an electronic nail device which has four different heads that you slot in, and when you switch it on, they spin round really fast so when you put it to your nail it just works. The four heads are (from left to right above) a Flat Emery Tool for shaping and filing nails, a Buffer Tool which polishes nails to a natural shine, a Stone Tool to flatten and smooth thick nails and rippled surfaces, and a Diamond Tool for shaping/contouring nails and removing dead skin around the cuticle. 
Now I've only briefly tried this out but so far so good! It works really well and also looks really professional because it comes in a little case. The only bad thing is that I didn't realise it didn't come with a battery but obviously it's not hard to go out an buy one, because I definitely think it is worth it!

Next is a 100ml tub of Avon Care Rich Moisture Nourishing Face Cream.
So I bought this because my other moisturiser has run out and I think this one was on offer for half price or something, so was really cheap. First of all, it smells AMAZING! It smells really fresh and clean and ah yeah just really nice and summery. Also it is really thick but it sink in really fast so it doesn't sit on the skin for ages. Yeah I really like this product because I apply it at night and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels nice and hydrated.

The next product I am very excited to try and it is the Avon Clearskin Professional Blemish Mark Treatment.
So this is a spot treatment which helps to encourage growth of new skin around a blemish. It says use 2-3 times a week so I will try it out and then review it later. It smells really nice and has a little roller-ball applicator for easy use. So yeah fingers crossed it works because it means that spots will disappear really quickly!

Next is another new product from them which is the Avon Nail Wraps in True Zebra.
So I've tried some nail wraps before by other brands and really liked them so couldn't resist trying these out. This was the simplest design I thought and I think that some weren't very appealing to me but maybe they're aimed at a younger market, I don't know. But yeah they look really nice and you get 18 wraps in each packet so if one comes off you can reapply it, but yeah I will post when I put them on to show what they're like.

Finally is lipstick. For some reason I always end up buying new lipsticks from Avon even though I have loads already but oh well! So this time I got Avon Colour Style Lipstick in Palest Pink and then the Avon Colortrend Kiss'n'Go Lipstick in Wild Plum.
So the first, pink lipstick I know I will love because I already have a few of these lipsticks which I have reviewed before in my Avon Favourites Post. They are mini lipsticks that are super cute and are also really moisturising and I absolutely love these lipstick and wear them everyday. I chose a very pale pink colour because its very neutral but also girly and it has a slight shine in it so I thought that it would be good for summer.
The second lipstick is very different! It's a very plum colour which I bought because I thought I'd be a bit adventurous because I don't own a colour as dark as this. From the looks of it I will love this lipstick because, as you can see from the swatch, it isn't overly pigmented so you can build up layers depending on how dark you want it. It is also so soft and doesn't settle into the little wrinkles of your lips. So yeah really like this so far!

Well thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed it, and if you want to order any products from Avon then go to the website and select Find Your Representative, then you can order products from Avon for yourself!

Monday, 3 June 2013

May Favourites 2013!

Woo this is my first favourites post!! Exciting stuff!
Ok so these are all the things that I've been loving during the end of spring/start of summer period.

First is the Soap and Glory: The Righteous Butter and this is basically a thick body butter.
So I've been loving this because now it's beginning to be more summery you want to keep your legs nice and soft to prevent then from drying up in the sun, and I think that this body butter is just so moisturising and also smells really good!

Next is Avon Planet Spa Chinese Ginseng Revitalising Eye Pads.
So I love these because now the pollen is coming out, I can often wake up with puffy eyes from hayfever and these are just brilliant for that! You just get two pads and put them over your eyes for like 5 minutes and then after your eyes feel so awake an soft and yeah these are just really nice!

Next is the Real Techniques Foundation Brush.
As you can see from the picture it is an angled buffer brush but is just so nice for applying foundation because it gives a really even coat and the brush is just so soft ah I love it!

Then we have Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish in the colour Thimbleberry.
Now you guys know how much I love nail varnishes and at the minute this is my favourite. It's a pinky-coral colour so it's perfect for summer and also I think it makes your hand look really tanned! Another thing is that it stays on for quite a while but for something like £1.99 you can't really go wrong!

Lastly is my Avon Colortrend Lip Balm in Juicy Raspberry.
Now I absolutely love this and take it everywhere with me at the minute because it makes your lips so soft but also it tastes and smells SO good! It actually smells of raspberries and just tastes amazing!

So yeah I hope you enjoyed my first ever monthly favourites post, and comment below and follow for more!