Friday, 25 July 2014

Avon Haul- Beauty and Body

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all well and having a spectacular week. I have not posted in while but… I’m back and today I bring you a shopping haul!

After having browsed the website and catalogue for a while, I thought it was time to try some Avon products.

I found that Avon usually runs offers so I tried to make the most of these.

The following are the products that I ordered:
 Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
Senses Mystique Daily Hand Wash
Senses Mystique Shower Gel
Senses Citrus Burst Hand Wash
Avon Care Cocoa Butter Rejuvenating Moisture Hand Cream
Avon Care Youth Restore Restorative Hand Cream
Avon Glimmerstick Brow Definer- Dark Brown
Avon Ultra Glimmersticks Lip Liners- Pink Bouquet
Color Trend Lip Balm- Coral Crush
Color Trend Lip Balm- Pink Pucker
Naturals Watermelon fragrance spritz

Recently I have seen many different brands stocking argan oil shampoos. I thought I would give the Avon shampoo and conditioner a try to see how I get on with these as I have used other Moroccan oil shampoos previously and have liked the effects.

When it comes to bath and body products, I sure do love ones which have lovely scents and if they are lasting… even better! I therefore went for a combination of hand wash and shower gels in the scents mystique and citrus… can’t really go wrong with citrus right???

Hand creams are also a must for me. They form part of my morning, day and night time routines! I like having my hand cream at hand since I’m not particularly fond of having dry skin. The Cocoa option seemed to be decent choice as it usually has a good scent and the youth restore one I got as a gift for someone.

For while, I have been in search for that ‘perfect’ (or close to ‘perfect’) pink lip stick for the spring and summer period. Ideally I have been looking for a tea rose shade. I decided to get the Glimmerstick lip liner in Pink Bouquet before committing to a full on pink lipstick. The beauty of lip liners is that you can essentially use them as a ‘lipstick’ by applying them all over the lips. So I thought I’d  take a small step with this lip liner incase I found that the shade of pink did not suit me that way I can still just use it minimally. I must say however, I have had time now to try this product and do find it to be rather lovely. Let me know if you would like to see s review on it specifically.

Brow definer- ah- can you ever try enough brow products? Since having incorporated filling in my brows in my make up routine, I have found it to be a habit difficult to break. I therefore just had to give this little beauty a try to see if it is an ‘upgrade’ to the ones I am currently using. Please click here to see a review of my Rimmel eyebrow pencil review.

I have used body sprays before but cannot say that I am too familiar with body spritz. The watermelon scent was on promotion so I thought this was a good opportunity to give it a try. It is a clear liquid which does smell very nice indeed. I have tried this now, and for the moment I can say that I wish the scent was longer lasting. Still very delightful though.

Unfortunately, since having ordered these products, I cannot seem to find the brand Color Trend Lip Balms which I bought. Instead it appears that Avon have launched new ones with fruity scents. It’s a shame since I absolutely adoreee (yes with three e’s) the coral crush shade which I think I absolutely beautiful. Will be keeping an eye out to see they make a come back in any of the upcoming brochures.

I bought these products a few months ago and have had some time to play around with them.
If you have any preference as to which products you wish to see a review on please feel free to let me know :)

Remember to spread peace and respect y’all! 

Till next time mes amis! 

Sheen xxx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Lip Product Haul- Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are all doing well. Looking forward to spring?
I have recently been looking for some lip products in shades that I would not typically go for. Usually my safe zone involves matte, subtle nude shades. I did however want something which would be effortless to apply and touch up throughout the day. The Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butters is a product which I have been contemplating on getting for a while. It was actually a matter of which shades to go for which delayed my purchase of these little beauties as I wanted to get that perfect tone!

After numerous visits to the drugstore and many swatches later, I finally decided to get these lip butters in the following shades:

040- Red Velvet
096- Macaroon
001- Pink Truffle

040- Red Velvet
Red velvet was definitely a leap of faith for me as Red lip products are not what I would normally gravitate towards. Once I got home (and photographed the products… ofcourse) I tried it on and actually totally fell in love with this shade! I especially found this easy to work with since I could build up the product to achieve the vibrancy (or lack of it) that I wanted. Red velvet certainly suits the name as this shade is a gorgeous deep velvety red.

096- Macaroon
Since spring is merely round the corner, I really wanted to get something pretty and pink. This a beautiful peachy pink shade which appears very well suited for the spring and summer seasons.

001- Pink Truffle
Pink truffle is a shade which I consider to be in my comfort zone! I absolutely adore this shade. It is a lovely cross between dusky pink and brown in colour. Due to the subtleness of this shade, it can easily be applied on the go and for those quick touch ups during the day.

The following are the swatches for the shades (top to bottom) Macaroon, Pink Truffle and Red Velvet.

I think for those who do not normally wear lip products or if there is particular shade which you do not normally wear but would like to reach out to, these lip butters would be a great place to start. Advantages include the fact that upon a light application they are quite sheer but can certainly be built up to achieve greater intensity. Since they are lip butters though, the lasting power of these products are not incredibly long, but as they can pretty much be applied easily it should not be too much of a hassle to top up these beauties during the course of the day.

If you do wish to try this product, it would be advisable to swatch them in a store first or have a look at swatches online since the intensity of the different shades vary. Some of the shades such as red velvet are more powerful on a simple application in comparison to others such as pink truffle which are more sheer.

Have you tried the Revlon Lip Butters? What shades would you recommend?

What are your spring/ summer must have cosmetics?

I would love to hear your thoughts :)


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Makeup Haul- Bobbi Brown

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all doing awesome and have had a fab start to the year.

Today I bring you a high end makeup haul… my very first purchases from Bobbi Brown!

In December I thought that it was about time that I treated myself to some new makeup (why not ey!). I had been into a store prior to placing my order online and the assistant recommended the Foundation stick and paired it nicely with the Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. So ofcourse when they had their mega Monday offers online I ordered these two products and the offer meant that you would receive a complimentary item.

The following are the products that I ordered:
Foundation Stick- Golden (Matches nicely with my skin and blog name ;)
Sheer Finish Pressed Powder- Golden Orange
Extra Repair Treatment Lotion
Mini Foundation Brush
Soothing Cleansing Oil
Bobbi to Go
-          Weekend & Cheek Palette
-          Extra Eye Repair Cream

Foundation Stick- Golden
I was absolutely excited when I tried this product in store. I was informed that although this product is a foundation stick, it can also double up as a concealer as it gives very good coverage.

This little beauty (£28) comes in a very sleek black packaging. The tube twists up smoothly for easy access to the product.

The product glides on nicely and can build up for more coverage. Stay tuned for a review coming soon!

Sheer Finish Pressed Powder- Golden Orange
I pretty much always set my foundation and/or concealer with powder. I am a huge fan of pressed powder and looking forward to using this Sheer Finish Pressed Powder (£25) in shade Golden Orange.

This product comes in a square, sleek black packaging. Just once thing I am not too impressed with is that it is very easy to leave fingerprints and marks on the packageing. However, This does not bother me too much as long as the product delivers good results J

This product also comes with a sponge applicator.

Bobbi to Go
I was very pleased to receive the Bobbi to Go Weekend Eye & Cheek Palette along with the Extra Eye Repair Cream sample Due to the Mega Monday offer. I think this is great since it would enable me to try out their palette before committing to the full size products and test whether it agrees/suits with my skin.

The blush comes in comes in shade Washed Rose Shimmer.
The eyeshadow shades in the palette are Ivory, Black Charcoal Metallic, Steel and Charcoal.


There was also an offer of 3 samples on orders over £50. I therefore jumped at the chance to try out their foundation brush, Extra Repair Treatment Lotion (15ml) and their award winning soothing cleansing oil (30ml).


Once I have used these products adequately, I will be posting up reviews!
Please feel free to let me know which products you would like me to review first.

How has your new year been so far?
Have you used any of these products or have any recommendations?
I would love to hear your thoughts :)