Blurring the lines between lipstick and lip gloss, Matte Pigment Gloss has already become a favorite of makeup artists, blogger and fans. These 16 bold shades provide rich, intense color in a flat finish for all day wear. The long wearing formula goes on as a high pigmented liquid and dries to a flat matte finish. Leaving lips colored in gorgeous velvety perfection that last and lasts.
Allow me to introduce you to my favourite liquid lipstick… Even though it’s the first liquid lipstick I’ve ever tried, I’m reluctant to look elsewhere. First and foremost, it’s cheaply priced and the wide-range of colours are exquisite!
L.A. Girl is an American cosmetics brand that releases products that you’d find in the high-street. Put it this way, if L.A. Girl was to come to the UK, it’d be in Superdrug next to MUA or Seventeen.
Although I’ve yet to try any of their other products, I’m hooked on their Matte Lip Pigment Gloss‘. I’ve got 6 shades out of the 16 – and am addicted. Being honest, of all the 6 shades I have, I’ve only tried Dreamy and Frisky… Why? Because I like to use up every last drop before I move onto the next!
Having said that, the two which I have tried are awesome. They are non-transferrable [which to me is a massive win because I’ve spent my whole life smiling with stained teeth], long-lasting and the colours really do make your lips pop!
Next time you’re looking for #lipsperation, choose L.A. Girl!
A nourishing moisturiser to provide a “second-skin” anti-ageing shield, helping reduce the look of lines + wrinkles through skin hydration. Bee venom works in synergy with wheat proteins to help plump + tighten appearance of skin, restoring a healthy, youthful-looking complexion.
This is one of my favourite creams ever. I used it when I was on holiday in Switzerland, last year and the smell takes me right back! What does it smell like? Honey.
Anyway, this isn’t a scent blog – so I’ll get back to discussing its benefits… The Deluxe Cream is a thick cream that glides on the skin seamlessly to reveal plump, tight skin and restores a healthy, youthful complexion.
I noticed that in just one use my fine lines appeared reduced. Before you ask, no this isn’t something I say about every product I use. If I do, it’s only because it’s true!
A rich + stimulating eye cream to defend against the look of fatigue. Nip+Fab brings you Bee Venom which is the latest anti-ageing active for younger looking skin. This will target your eye area to brighten and reduce the look of tiredness.
If you’re looking for a thick eye cream that covers the look of tiredness, Nip + Fab’s Bee Sting Fix Eye is the one for you… It’ll focus on brightening the eye area, eliminating dark circles in the process. Like the Deluxe Cream, this too smells like honey!
This is my go-to Nip + Fab eye cream and I wear it only at night [as advised]. I personally love the thickness of it, although it may not be to everyone’s taste. I wake up every day with rejuvenated eyes that look as though they’ve had 40 winks. I don’t want to seem like I’m repeating myself, but this too glides on really well…
An advanced performance gel mask combining bee venom with 3D express lifting effect technology. Wrinkles appear visibly smoother + skin feels firmer for the appearance of a more lifted facial contour.
Okay, so a lot of products are called things that are far-fetched… I mean, let’s face it – who’d have thought that a “Lifting Mask” could actually lift our face as though we’ve had plastic surgery?!
This lifting mask, in the form of a gel, doesn’t claim to give us a face-lift. Instead, it promises to tone our face, and make our skin feel firmer. What’s more, similarly to all Nip + Fab products, there’s an added bonus in the fact that our wrinkles and fine lines will appear visibly smoother.
I’ve tried this for almost a year now, and I can vouch that it does exactly what it says. I’m not joking when I say that it’s like gym for the face…
There are two ways of wearing this cream, either as a 15 minute mask or an intense sleep-in treatment. I always use it as an intense sleep-in treatment. I lather it on [in thick layers] and leave it to seep into my skin. When it’s all absorbed, I sleep and wake up the next morning with a glowing face and shapelier facial contours.
P.S. if you want to try them all, feel free to check out Nip + Fab’s website where you can purchase the whole range [including the body moisturiser] for £35.00.
Facebook is good for one thing and one thing only – friends sharing tasty recipes direct from food websites. Yesterday, I came across a pretty delicious recipe of pan-fried bananas with cinnamon sugar! The moment it blessed my newsfeed was a moment I’ll never forget… I instantly got up and made my way to the kitchen to check if I had the ingredients to make it. Luckily for me, I did!
I followed the video recipe to a T and I’m sharing it with you now. But, it’s pretty darn easy, to the point where it got me wondering why I hadn’t thought of it before. What will you need? A pan, a cooker, some ripe bananas, butter/oil, ground cinnamon and granulated sugar.
Start by placing your clean pan on the hob and switching it on to a medium heat.. While you wait until it warms up, peel and chop as many bananas as you want to use. Once the pan is hot enough, add oil or butter to the base to stop it from sticking. Then, transfer your chopped bananas into the pan.
Now, here is where it gets interesting because there are two ways of doing this next bit… Either sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar into the pan with bananas OR wait until the bananas are golden brown, remove them from the heat, leave to cool, and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar when ready to serve.
I couldn’t wait to try them so I added the cinnamon and sugar in with the bananas so that the flavours could “immerse” – nothing to do with impatience, okay?! Next time, I’ll try it the other way by leaving the bananas to cool before adding the cinnamon sugar. Either way, it’s delicious!
So, what are you waiting for? If you’ve got the ingredients, and you love sweet but healthy fruit desserts, get making!
Again, everyone does it differently – some even add honey. You can add anything from honey to Nutella, do it in whichever way you like because every tastebud is different.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re all amazing, and work well to do different things, but my skin actually looks and feels noticeably different when using Viper Venom. Again, I’ve noticed a difference using the other product ranges too – but I find Viper Venom works best to clear my skin and freeze my frown lines.
I’ve always had frown lines, ever since I was young… Although England gets almost zero sunshine, I manage to spend a lot of my time squinting and drooping my eyebrows to protect the sun from going in my eyes, in Summer. With that in mind, here is the Viper Venom range.
The innovative Viper Venom Frown Fix contains a concentrated blend of high-tech ingredients combined for targeted action on the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. Infused with wonder ingredient SYN®-AKE, which works instantly to freeze lines for a smooth and wrinkle-free finish. The brush pen is easy to use, simply brush the product over particularly deep or noticeable lines for an instant blurring effect.
I’d like to start off by saying that I carry this brush pen with me everywhere I go. I need this product more than most people do because I spend my entire life laughing and smiling… Nip + Fab’s Viper Venom Frown Fix is incredible, it’ll minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles in just one use.As I said, I smile a heck of a lot and although I’m only 24, I’ve already developed fine crows feet and a nasolabial fold. So, you could imagine my sheer glee when I came across product – it was like gift from the dermatological Gods! There’s really not much else to say apart from: “PURCHASE IT NOW!”
A revolutionary skin refining serum with innovative LIFTONIN®-XPRESS + SYN®-AKE to help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles. Wrinkle Blur Technology softens the appearance of imperfections for a naturally smoother + more even looking complexion.
I swear by this product. This is the only product that I’ve used which doesn’t break me out. One thing I forgot to mention is that I’ve suffered from acne for many years. Cystic, little white spots, zits, pimples – you name it, I’ve had it. But, after trying Nip + Fab, my skin cleared up nicely. Obviously I get the odd spot, because I’m human and hormonal, but they’re nowhere near as bad and as much as they used to be.
Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix “is a revolutionary skin refining serum innovative LIFTONIN®-XPRESS + SYN®-AKE to help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkle Blur Technology softens the appearance of imperfections for a naturally smoother and more even looking complexion.” It features: Syn®-ake (Dipeptide) Neuropeptide which mimics the effects of muscle relaxing cosmetic procedures and softens expression lines. Now, I don’t have wrinkles but I do have nasolabial folds aka laugh lines. I spend my whole life laughing and smiling because like Buddy the Elf, “smiling is my favourite”. In a nutshell, this serum is great if you want something which works instantly and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
A refreshing eye gel in a cooling roll-on applicator with wrinkle minimising LIFTONIN® + SYN®-AKE to smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles around the eye area. Red Algae Extract reduces the look of dark circles for a radiance boosting effect. With Syn-ake, a revolutionary ingredient that works to smooth skin and liftonin for instant tightening.
This roll-on eye gel should win awards, I’ll tell you that much! It’s the only roll-on eye gel that has left a lasting impact on and underneath my eyes. I use it in the morning and evening, finding that it begins to work it’s magic almost instantly.
The formula is a transparent liquid which is easily dispensed through the metal rotating ball applicator and does not drag on the delicate under-eye area. It is cooling, hydrating and after regular use, helps to eliminate dark circles and/or crow’s feet.
The clear fluid is non-greasy, absorbs quickly and leaves no residue on the skin. It is pleasant and easy to use, brightens the eye area and leaves you with that refreshed ‘wide awake’ feeling.
The latest addition to our Viper Venom range, the Micro Blur Fix works to prime, blur and mattify the skin, for an instant flawless complexion so you’re selfie ready. This innovative priming serum contains a concentrated blend of high-tech ingredients to reduce the appearance of pores, diminish signs of oil on the skin and give an instant blurring effect for matte, selfie ready skin. The addition of wonder ingredient SYN®-AKE also works to instantly freeze lines for a smooth finish.
I use this product as a primer of course. I have an oily T-zone and it gets really greasy and shiny after about 3 or 4 hours into my day. I even where a powder foundation and it still gets greasy.
This kept my T-zone matte looking for over 8 hours. It also really did help my makeup stay put. My makeup tends to rub off on areas I’ve applied concealer (like on pimples and acne scars) but this helped keep them covered.
It goes on smooth like a primer but feels more like a serum. Definitely does not have the heavy silicone feel. I don’t put lotion underneath since my skin is oily and this is moisturizing enough for me on days that I do wear makeup. Best part, it does not break me out.
A powerful night cream specially formulated with encapsulated time release retinol + SYN®-AKE, to reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles + retexture skin, whilst you sleep. Hyaluronic acid provides long term hydration + an intensive plumping effect. Awake to smoother looking skin with a renewed youthful glow.
This is a night cream which boasts ‘encapsulated time release retinol’ (one of the animal forms of vitamin A) ‘and SYN-AKE’, which together are supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst you sleep.
‘SYN-AKE’ is a topical anti-ageing treatment, developed by the Swedish company Pentapharm, marketed as an alternative to Botox injections and other types of synthetic treatments formulated to minimise wrinkles, crow’s feet and other signs of ageing. The ingredient is a synthetic form of snake venom. SYN-AKE is said to replicate the effects of a peptide that is known as Waglerin 1, which is a component of the venom found in the poisonous temple viper. The serum can either be used on its own or added to any moisturising cream as an anti-aging element. The manufacturers of SYN-AKE claim that it offers users all the benefits of Botox without having to pay for costly injections.
Now, let’s get down to discussing whether it works or not… I mean, you won’t wake up looking like those celebrities with frozen faces after applying this. But, you will notice a reduction in the apparance of your fine-lines and wrinkles, put it that way…
It absorbs easily and is gentle and subtle on the skin. The fragrance is quite pleasant, and, after a few applications, it does indeed seem to smooth out the small laughter lines and slightly firm-up the skin around the eyes and jawline. Nothing dramatic happens, but there’s a minor improvement that makes you feel a little better about your looks. The relatively low price is another positive.
Wake up to beautiful skin with new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight.
I’m so glad that I get to write a review about this beauty oil from The Body Shop because it has played a vital role in improving my skin over the years that I’ve used it.
The Body Shop has been running since 1976 and like LUSH is against animal-testing, priding itself on selling mainly plant-based products. Founded in Brighton by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop opened over 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries.
Anyway, enough about the brand and onto its products… The Body Shop International offers more than 900 natural beauty products. Of all the 900 products it has released, Vitamin E is by far the best, in my opinion!
I’ve got the whole range, and haven’t got a bad word to say about it. However, that’s not to say that I’ve got a bad word to say about anything that The Body Shop has produced…
With a unique texture, the non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula of Vitamin E Serum-In-Oil delivers fuss-free, instant skin comfort! This technical innovation combines power and indulgence to replenish and recharge
skin with moisture overnight.
I agree with The Body Shop, it’s like locking 8 hours of beauty-sleep in a bottle ready, awaiting at our disposal. The Serum-in-Oil promises to rejuvenate the skin, helping it to feel softer, while looking fresher, radiant and more rested. This product includes the highest concentration of wheatgerm oil, a non-greasy, fast absorbing formula.
Although I tend to mix it with Rodial‘s Airbrush Make-Up [before going on a night out], it’s also worth mixing with your moisturiser before bed. This renews your skin and brings a soft, natural glow to your face upon waking up.
But, what does ‘serum-in-oil’ actually mean? Basically, it has all the goodness of a serum, but comes in liquid-oil form to further hydrate and moisturise.