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Monday, 27 November 2017

The Body Shop Matte Liquid Lipsticks


The Body Shop's  Matte Liquid Lipsticks are by far my favourite affordable liquid lipsticks on the highstreet. They tick all the boxes in terms of colour selection, consistency/texture, how they wear and the colour pay off- and price, they come in at £6 each. Probably one of my favourite launches from The Body Shop in a long time, I'd highly recommend giving them a go if you are looking for an affordable liquid lip.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Barry M Fall In Love Palette REVIEW



The ever so popular warm eyeshadow trend seems to finally be making its way into drugstores. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Fall In Love Palette from Barry M in my local Superdrug store. The Fall in Love palette features 10 completely matte, warm toned shadows.

The colour selection in the Barry M Fall in Love palette is beautiful. The quad of colours in the middle of the palette are by far the main reason I purchased this. They are beautiful, warm toned shadows that we are seeing everywhere right now from higher end brands, hence why I was so surprised to see a palette like this at such an affordable price range.

Not going to lie though- I was hesitant. Matte eyeshadows from the drugstore tend to be, well.. Crap. I instantly had visions of a powdery, wishy-washy mess.



However, I found myself being seriously impressed by these shadows! The pigmentation is so much more vivid and bold than I had expected, yet they blend and apply very smooth and even. I have actually caught myself going overboard and having to buff away colour to avoid a bright orange eye on more than one occasion.

I think this palette has a really great selection of shades. There is a lot of shades to blend in the crease to hep to create a really well blended, flawless look. Something you do not tend to find in a drugstore palette! The actual shadows are very soft and buttery yet I have never had an issues with fall out.


If you are looking for an affordable, warm toned, matte palette I would 100% recommend picking up the Fall in Love palette from Barry M. At only £6.49 it is a great price for someone who is maybe just starting to experiment with warm tones or of course, if you just want to add another amazing palette to your collection!

Have you tried the Barry M Fall in Love palette before? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.

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Zoe x



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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% REVIEW


The Ordinary are really creating a buzz right now with their high tech, yet highly affordable skincare range. Owned by Deciem, The Ordinary have quickly become a brand I have incorporated into my skincare routine.

The Ordinary's 10% Lactic Acid treatment is a product that has changed my skin. I love AHA/BHA treatments, I use them regularly in my skincare routine to help tackle issues such as congestion and blackheads. The Ordinary Lactic Acid treatment is easily one of the most effective skincare items I have ever used.

For £6 you can completely transform your skin. If you struggle with texture, whether that is in the form of scaring, congestion, blackheads etc you need to try this.

Lactic acid is one of the AHA's I have not had much experience with, I am more familiar with salicylic and glycolic acids but honestly, what a difference this had made.

I have rather oily skin, so it is easy for my skin to become congested and I regularly struggle with blackheads on my nose, as well as a very fine "gritty" feeling on my chin, which is very, very stubborn and takes a lot to remove. I have other products targeted for congestion that I do love, however, nothing has made a difference as much as The Ordinary lactic acid treatment has.

Within a couple days, the stubborn congestion on my chin had gone. My skin felt completely smooth, as well as far more supple to the touch. Congestion and texture caused by blackheads on my nose was also gone. I honestly couldn't believe the difference.

Lactic acid comes from milk and is one of the more gentle AHA's (compared to glycolic acid) yet is still very effective. This makes it a great option for someone with a more sensitive skin type who may find other AHA's too harsh. There is even a more mild formula, which contains 5% Lactic Acid which you could start off with if you are a bit hesitant. 

As always with AHA's, please wear SPF after use as they do make your skin more sensitive to sun damage.

I could sit here and write pages and pages about how great this product is but really all I want to write is "GO AND TRY IT IMMEDIATELY!" I promise you will see a huge difference. I even have started using it where I get a lot of texture from shaving on my legs and again, it has completely cleared it up without drying out my skin or being too harsh.

Have you tried anything from The Ordinary? Let me know in the comments below!



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Zoe x




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Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Body Shop Shine Liquid Lip Review (and Swatches)



The launch of The Body Shop's matte liquid lips, for me, was one of my favourite new releases from The Body Shop of the whole of last year. This year, they have come out with a whole new liquid lip- with a shine.

The Liquid Lip Shines come in 6 shades, varying from practically clear to a juicy cherry red. Like their matte liquid lip sisters, they are only £6, which I think is a fantastic price point!