The Konjac Sponge

I went on a shopping trip to Selfridges in Birmingham today and discovered this strange sponge in the beauty hall. This is marketed as an ‘enriching, powerful and effective answer to premium skin cleansing.’

You dampen the sponge and use it to remove makeup either with or without cleanser. This didn’t remove my mascara however it did remove my other makeup.

The jury’s still out on this one as I haven’t found it any more effective than my usual cleansing cloths, but my opinion may change the more I use this.

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Sensationail polish to gel!

sensationail polish to gel

For any girl like myself who has a ridiculous nail polish collection but likes the longevity of a gel polish, there is finally the perfect product.

You apply your regular polish and let this dry completely. Then you apply a coat of the polish to gel and cure this in your LED lamp for 30 seconds. Ta dah you have nails that last for 2 weeks in any colour that you want!

This only lasts around 2 weeks so not as long as a regular gel polish, however this is easier to remove, simply buff the top layer and then hold an acetone soaked cotton pad over the nail.

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The least perfect formula

Hi all

I have been contemplating trying ‘Perfect Forumula’ nail polish, and finally caved and purchased the QVC special value set last week.

I applied the base coat, 2 coats of colour and then the top coat! This has to be the worst nail polish I have tried in a long time!

The formula was very thin and was streaky even after two coats. The formula was also not plumping. All I will say is that the model on QVC must have had 10 coats on or very good lighting! I kept the polish on for one day before going back to my trusted Nails Inc! I will be sending the Perfect Formula set back to QVC and will not repurchase this brand!

I hope this helps anyone that has also been interested in this!

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Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm

Hi all, I hope that you all had a lovely New Year and that all of your dreams come true in 2016!

This was the only beauty sale item that I picked up this year as I am saving for a mortgage.

This was £25 reduced from £50 for 100ml.

First of all the packaging is beautiful, and the pump seems of a very high quality. The product is a beautiful texture and smells very similar to the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. This removed all of my makeup but did struggle a little with the waterproof mascara, however I normally remove this with Bioderma before anyway.

This is not quite as good as the Emma Hardie, however this is still a lovely product to use, and the packaging makes this definitely worthy of a place on any dressing table!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

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I was very lucky that my MAC highlighter hit pan last week meaning that I could justify a new highlighter!

There was really only one product that I wanted. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders have received lots of hype and in time for Christmas, Hourglass have released this edit which features 6 of their products.

  • Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
  • Ambient Lighting Powder in Iridescent light
  • Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
  • Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
  • Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
  • Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light

Diffused Light can be used as an al over face powder, whereas Iridescent Light and Dim Light are highlighters for the high points of the face.

Both blush colours are beautifully subtle giving a fresh glow to the cheeks and the bronzer gives a sumptuous healthy glow to the face.

This palette is expensive at £65 however the sizes of the products are generous at 1.4g each and easily fit even a powder brush in each pan.

A true princess product to put on your Christmas list!

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The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

Camomille cleanser

I am a fan of the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm however this is expensive and a true luxury product, so I thought I would try The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter.

First of all, this do not smell anywhere near as good as Emma Hardie, however it is less than half the price. This one is £13 for 100g. When I first opened the tin the product looked like a very firm texture for a balm, however it did melt easily in my hands to a sumptuous oil. I was amazed that it removed all of my makeup including waterproof mascara!

Definitely not a ‘princess-product’ like the Emma Hardie but much nicer than using a traditional cream cleanser! A cheaper alternative to the Emma Hardie but still effective at removing makeup!

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