Lipsticks from 90p!

 

Lipsticks from 90 pence?! Yes – you heard right!! Primark’s PS cosmetics are becoming increasingly popular – I mean for the price i’m not surprised and its worth a try whether you like it or not right?

Lets begin with the lip liners – I picked two up, similar colours but textures are different. They are both the standard lip pencil type that you need to sharpen and both packaging’s are super cute too!

First one I grabbed was the PS…Insta Girl Kissproof Lip Liner Pencil in the shade IT Girl. This costs £1.50. This shade is more of a light dusky mauvey-rose colour. The colour is slightly light for my liking but it is wearable (the swatch on my hand appears darker than compared to when applied to my lips). I line my lips with this and then fill my lips in with Clinque Pop Matte Lipstick in the shade Cute Pop which are both a similar colour, but cute pop is a tad darker so I prefer this match up.

This is a proper matt lip liner therefore the texture is a little drying on my lips, it is purely fine as a lip liner but I would not be able to fill my lips in all over if I wanted too as it is not very spreadable/creamy…. but the staying power…is WOW!! I mean wow … for £1.50 this lip liner stays on a lot longer than higher priced lip liners!

Top – Vintage Rose, Bottom – IT Girl

As you can see above I tried rubbing this lip liner off compared to the other Primark lip liner I will discuss below. Is this “Kiss Proof?” – that I have not tried unfortunately 😦 lol! – but as this does not budge I would definitely assume so :P!

Second lip liner I grabbed was from the standard range in the shade Vintage Rose for £1. I prefer this colour to the IT Girl as this was a little more of a medium rosey-pink colour.

Top – Vintage Rose, Bottom – IT Girl

The texture is more creamy and finishes as satin matt. It was more spreadable to fill in all my lips. I personally prefer using a lipstick to fill in my lips but wanted to test this out for review purposes as I know some people like to do this. Even though this lip liner was more creamy, it did stay on my lips a good amount of time but no comparison to the Primark Insta Girl Kiss Proof lip liners.

Now, the cheapest out of the bunch – lipsticks for 90p! I Picked up the shade Vintage Rose, to go with the above lip liner. They work together like a dream.

The lipstick shade is the same as the lip liner – however I do find once it sets on my lips the colour comes out bolder and more rosey pink than first applied which a find very flattering on my skin tone. The texture is very creamy and it leaves a satin/glossy finish (not glittery btw). I prefer a more satin matt finish but for a duo lipstick and lip liner match for £1.90 I can not complain?!! Plus this smells incredible – smells like sweets!

Wearing Vintage Rose lipstick

I enjoyed using all three of these budget lipsticks and lip liners. The Insta Girl Kiss Proof Lip Liner has excellent staying power but I am not the biggest fan of the colour – perhaps I will check out more colours! Therefore, I find my self picking up the vintage rose lip liner and lip stick more often as they are a great match together. They will suit most skin tones and a colour than can be worn day time or evening.

I will definitely be trying out more Primark products now!

Have you tried any Primark lipsticks/ products? If so, let me know your favs! 😀

Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo

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Herbal Essences bio:rebew shampoo

In this winter weather my hair becomes dry and frizzy due to the harsh winds and rain. Don’t know about you but during this season my hair needs more hydration and repair.

I decided to try the new Herbal Essences bio:renew line – Argan oil of Morocco as it is targeted to repair hair making it softer. I also liked that this shampoo is free from colourants, gluten and is pH balanced.

Upon application the texture of both the shampoo and conditioner are both soft, thick and creamy. They are a dream to apply and easy to wash off without tangling my hair.

The smell is beautiful, I can not put my finger on the scent exactly, a little like vanilla but overall it has a sweet scent.

After blow drying and straightening my hair, it does definitely feel a lot softer, shiner and smoother than before. So soft that I feel my hair looks too straight after straightening if that is such a thing!? But in this weather that is a good thing as I find my hair is straighter for longer when in the rain. The one down side of this shampoo I find perhaps due to all the softening affects is that it makes my hair last one day less to washing when compared to some other shampoos.

After washing and styling my hair  

Thank you for reading

Bhavi x o x o

Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask

Good Afternoon!

It has been an extremely long time since I last posted a blog post, life has been very hectic recently! I know a few of you have been messaging me asking for more blog posts – therefore I will definitely try to do more. I have several products I have tried and tested for you guys. Today I will begin with, The Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask.

Believe it or not but I have never tried a face mask! I have sensitive skin therefore I have always been scared to try something new on my face and especially a face mask you have to leave on your skin for a while, but I thought I will give it a go. As I have sensitive skin, I did not want to immediately purchase the full size tube, Lush kindly provide samples with a lot of their products.

Lush sell several types of face masks, I was particularly interested in their fresh masks as it sounds more natural. I decided on the Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask – as this one is more targeted for sensitive skin. The full size product costs £7.50

Lush have stated the BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask is “A calming fresh face mask with fresh seaweed, ground almonds, rose absolute and aloe vera to soothe and soften the skin. We also use rosemary oil for its regenerative qualities, kaolin to remove any excess dirt or oil, and millet flakes to gently exfoliate away dead skin as you scrub it off. To use, smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.”

Sounds good huh? a fresh mask containing a lot of beneficial natural products to help hydrate your face!

You need to put this mask in to the fridge as soon as you purchase it, I think it only lasts around 4-5 hours if not refrigerated, after this the mask lasts up to 4 weeks.

Prep – I took my make up off and exfoliated my face in a hot shower to open my pores before I applied this face mask.

Opening the tub – the mask smells fresh and smells kind of “oceany” perhaps due to the seaweed but not over over powering, it is pretty thick in texture with little bits of seaweed chunks in there, but not to thick that you cant spread the mask on evenly.

As I had a sample tub, I could not apply a super generous amount, however I did manage to cover a full face out of such a small tub, which is very decent! It shows a little goes a long way. I left the mask on for 15 minutes as instructed. While the mask was on it felt nice and fresh, perhaps due to the fact it came out the fridge! Even though I could see the mask drying, this did not make my face feel uncomfortable and tight.

I then washed this off with warm water, as I rinsed this off, I gently rubbed the mask off in circular motions to allow the seaweed and millet flakes to exfoliate my skin. After this I made sure I rinsed my face with cold water and I especially concentrated on my pore prone areas – the cold water will allow to close your pores.

Results – My skin felt so soft! Now that it is winter my face is more on the dry side, and my face felt hydrated and fresh – I did not have to apply as much moisturiser as I usually do. The mask did not irritate my sensitive skin nor did the mask make my acne prone skin worse – in fact it contributed on making a couple of spots reduce in size by the next morning. It also helped blur out my pore prone areas and helped my t-zone area look less oily.

As you can see it helped my very complex-acne-sensitive-dry-combo-pore-prone face (wow that is a mouth full). I would deffo recommend this face mask – I think It will be suited for all skin types! I would purchase this face mask again.

BTW – It has been a lovely cosy Sunday ! I woke up to snow! YAY! Now in London it does not always snow in the winter and it has not snowed in December in many years now – how exciting for us Londoners!! 😀

Happy Sunday, Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo