Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Urban Decay Ruby Rose Collection - #Lipstickismyvice

Urban Decay have released a HUNDRED! lipsticks old and new, with Ruby Rose as the face of the launch, I was very excited to be sent five stunning shades from the collection, I just knew they were going to be amazing and as you can imagine with 100 lipsticks you'd have lot's of beautiful shades and finishes to make your little hearts flutter! 

The Vice Collection combines everything from new shades to cult favourites you thought you'd never return and several shades which were inspired by other lip products, Eyeshadows and Eye Pencils.

Encased in their iconic Urban Decay packaging, vice lipsticks come in a beautiful gunmetal bullet-like casing with a gold base the stamped lettering adds a little something extra. In true Urban Decay style, each lipstick also features the embossed UD.

The five shades I received are -

BackTalk - is a Comfort Matte finish and is described as being a mauve/pink nude lipstick with cool undertones, I'd say it had a slight satin finish, certainly a shade that anyone can wear. This is my pick of the bunch as I'm more of a neutral lip lover - sorry! 

714 - this shade was originally released in the Gwen Stefani collection, it is such a stunning shade. With a Mega Matte finish, 714 is bold, it is bright and it is described as being a medium-dark red with warm orange undertones, it is a stunning shade and I did enjoy wearing it.

Firebird - is a cream finish and is described as being a deep fuchsia with cool blue undertones which just gives it a perfect finish, due to the blue it brightens teeth making them look whiter, this is my favourite bright shade and again was in Gwen's collection.

Pandemonium - is a Mega Matte finish and is a very dark, almost red toned purple which has a satin finish.  I'm on the fence with this one, it is definitely out of my comfort zone! But the lipstick itself is highly pigmented and lovely to apply.

Big Bang - is a metallized finish and is described as being a bright pink sparkle shade. It is a raspberry pink shade with quite subtle, cool undertones and it has a light pink micro-glitter which reflects amazingly in the light. A gorgeous sparkly lippie that feels comfortable on your lips, I couldn't feel any glitter particles, this is one pretty looking shade. 

At just £15 a lipstick and with 100 shades to choose from there are shades for everyone whether your mood is looking for bold brights, Vampy or subtle neutral shades, they are available in 6 different finishes, 
  • Mega Matte — super intense matte
  • Comfort Matte — their creamiest matte
  • Cream — the original creamy luxury formula
  • Metallized — cream with a high level of pearl pigments
  • Sheer — a punch of colour, with a sheer, shiny finish
  • Sheer Shimmer — slightly transparent finish with floating pearl and a smooth texture.
Urban Decay have been on fire this year and have released lot's of great new products, I have a few new releases from the Naked skin range which I'm currently putting to the test.

What will you be running out to buy from the Ruby Rose collection?


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Lookfantastic June 2016 Beauty Box #LFJETSETTER

The June #LFJETSETTER Box is full of beauty treats perfect for popping into your hand-luggage this Summer. All in travel sizes, unlock the essentials for whiter teeth, beautiful skin and a glowing tan in your Lookfantastic Beauty Box this month.
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A great bonus to the box! 

Tan Organic Self Tan Oil  £24.99/100ml
The first beauty product in the box is TanOrganic self tanning oil.  I've heard great things about TanOrganic - you apply the oil to freshly exfoliated skin and can expect the results to last for around four days. I'm excited to see how an oil rather than a cream works, so am looking forward to trying this out!

Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturiser £32.95/50ml
With 98.83% natural ingredients - with 12% coming from organic farming, certified by Ecocert - this is a skincare product that I'm excited about! It's full of vegetable oils (such as Sesame oil and Sweet Almond oil) and is marketed towards all skin types. For me, this will be a great introduction to a new natural and organic beauty brand, this is a very generous 22ml sample size.

Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream £49/15ml
I love seeing Caudalie products in Look Fantastic's beauty boxes, I have loved all the products I've tried from this brand, such quality, Described as being a wonder cream, it helps to improve and correct dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness and dullness, leaving your eye area looking younger and brighter. Silver, copper and iridescent pearlisers visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles by 
illuminating the skin to give the illusion of bright and radiant skin. I know I will enjoy using this 7ml 
sample size. 

Spa Magik Beauty Balm - in Natural £13.50/50ml
This BB cream offers "light tinted coverage" with a shade that's most suited towards fair skin tones. The formulation is very creamy and easy to blend, but the colour is very sheer once applied to the skin. I do like using lighter bases during the summer, I will see how this compares to my other BB Creams.

Mr Blanc Tooth Whitening Strip £24.99/14 strips
These whitening strips are designed to be applied for 30 minutes (not suitable for pregnant women) I'm looking forward to trying these as I have tried the Crest strips before & liked them, everyone loves a pearly white smile. I'm sure many people will be excited to see these included in this month's Look Fantastic beauty box - I love that you get three to try.

I haven't tried any products from Cowshed, I'm always happy to receive a hand cream  as I think they're useful to have around and I tend to use them pretty quickly, it's rich and hydrating without being too thick. However, the fragrance is unlike anything I've smelt before! It contains essential oils of Grapefruit, Coriander and Cinnamon.

Korres Basil LemonShower gel  £8/250ml
Korres shower gel has a lovely summer fragrance! I love citrus scents. The size of the sample is perfect for a weekend away, but wouldn't be enough to last you through a week of holiday.

Another great box in my opinion, lot's of big name brands and a selection of lovely, useful products! I'd love to see more make up in these boxes.

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What do you love from this months box?