quick reviews #4
Alot of products I test out don't always make it into full blown reviews so I thought I'll pop regular quick reviews of things I've been trying recently before either expanding into full reviews in the future or letting slip into the backlog of products I test. Do let me know in comments if you'd like to hear more about products or eventual full reviews!Quick Reviews
Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo (£26.55)*: I literally just got these blushes through the post today but really couldn't resist showing them off. I received the shades Over Rose and Chic Pink. Both are gorgeous finely milled super soft pigmented blushes. I'm wearing Chic Pink right now and I simply adore it! Fabulously decadent packaging too, I've never warmed to gold but I really love these for some reason!
Ginvera Marvel Gel (£22)*: Marvel Gel is a strange green liquid gel that is slightly slime like for lack of a better explanation. It is a very gentle exfoliator that doesnt really feel like anything when you apply it onto the face. You rub it into skin gently in small circlular motions (I focus most on my congested areas) and then balls of dead skin sort of form and rub off. It sounds disgusting but it works wonders!
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains (£7.99):I have three shades of these super popular lip stains but I can't say Im sold on any of them. The colours don't really do it for me and I find them overall to be a bit average. They are long lasting and feel very comfortable on the lips and I can see why the hype is pretty big in the blog world, Just can't say these do much for me personally though!
Stylfile (£4.99)*: Invented by some bloke who was on the Apprentice the Stylfile is a S shaped nail file which aims to make filing and shaping the nails alot easier. I don't do anything to my natural nails but I bought some new nails that are way too long for me so have been using these to keep them nicely shaped. Incredibly easy to use and is perfect if you have no idea what you're doing when it comes to shaping your nails!
Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe (£39.99)*: I won a goody bag full of Xen Tan products at a blogging event a few months ago and finally got around to using it. I can't say I was completely impressed with my first application, I thought it would be so much darker than it came out. Two applications and I was at the tan colour I liked to be, but I really expected a hell of alot more from a premium tanning brand, especially one that claims to be ultra dark! The application was fine and streak free and super simple, I'm gonna keep trying this to see if I get along with it any better! Maybe I just like being really really dark!
Estee Lauder Double Wear (£27.50): I haven't worn this foundation in yonks but after some issues with foundation breaking me out recently, I decided to go back to what I knew worked for me. High coverage, matte long lasting foundation that covers completely. It's quite thick compared to foundations I've been using recently. I know double wear is a very love/hate product but I really enjoy using it as it doesn't break me out and leaves my skin looking perfect and flawless. Also it's worth noting never wear this on a night out, due to the high SPF it makes your face look washed out and is commonly known as "ghost face"! Many a night I've had photos with my face 100 times paler than my body!