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A good scrub but it is rough on the hands so you might want to wear gloves when using it otherwise by the time you scrub your entire body, your hands will be feeling a little sore. It leaves an oily residue behind which can be used as "moisturisation" if you have dry skin but if you don't and you hate that feeling you can always wash it off with shower gel. Leaves the skin soft and smells nice.
This mascara has a very nice and thick wand. A wonderwand as the product says. However, the end result does not match the wander wand at all. My lashes were definitely longer but not thicker. This will be a great mascara if you want long thin eyelashes but personally I'd want them to be thicker too. It doesn't smudge but only lasts for a few hours.
As a Chemist I can tell you that this is the closest dupe to the Estee Lauder double wear yet. Closer than the Revlon Color Stay. It not only has an incredibly similar formulation but it also behaves in almost the same way. The only downside is the lack of shade range. For an indepth review and comparison vs the Estee Lauder double wear and ingredient analysis check out my blog bonds-of-beauty
I love these lipsticks. They last for hours, survive food and drinks and do not dry out your lips. They are not transfer proof. They do not crack or emphasise natural lip creases. It doesn't even feel like you have anything on and there is a great colour selection. The packaging is to die for,itis heavy and expensive looking. Even though they transfer, they transfer less and survive longer than other normal lipsticks. Love them.
I tried the llip gloss in the colour “The Warning” which suits the intense red colour well. Personally, I am not a lip gloss fan as I can’t stand the whole “hair gets stuck on lips” situation. However, this product is so pretty on the lips that I might make an exception for it. It looks lovely on its own but also works well on top of red lipsticks. It definitely gives the lip that extra little fancy look. It doesn’t feel sticky between the lips. It is of course, not transfer proof and it never dries, all expected behaviour from a lip gloss. This means that you will have to apply it again, quite often, as it will fade and come off every time you drink or eat. For swatches and in depth review see my blog: bonds-of-beauty
This mascara has the “eye-opening Hook n’Roll brush” and contains pro-vitamin B5, serin and lash conditioners.It has a cosmetic, mascara type of smell. The packaging is definitely pretty. It’s very difficult to go wrong with black and pink. It looks expensive and feels expensive.
On the other hand, unfortunately, the brush looks very cheap and plastic to me. The brush is awkward to use and my lashes were not as big, bold or curled as other current mascaras, like for example the Too Faced Better than Sex. It was also meant to last 12 hours but unfortunately it lasted maybe half that time for me. To be honest, I don’t know if this was a disappointing product or if it’s because I got used to better mascaras. It definitely wasn’t a bad mascara but in my opinion, it doesn’t compete with the Too Faced one which is one of the best out there at the moment.
For in depth review and pictures see my blog: bonds-of-beauty
This palette looks a little boring but after swatching the colours and playing around with them, it is definitely not boring at all. The light colours are not very pigmented but that is intended. Only two of the dark colours are slightly streaky but nothing major. You can create both casual and work looks from this and even fancy ones. Each colour is named by a big city but unfortunately there is no correlation between the city and the colour. The palette closes magnetically and is made of strong cardboard. It is much nicer than it looks. Not a must have but nevertheless a very nice palette. For swatches and in depth review see my blog: bonds-of-beauty
This is an eye liner pen with a long but thin cloth type tip. The tip feels a little harsh on the eye and it is not as easy to control as you would imagine by looking at how thin it is. It is black but on the eye it is streaky and even after 2 layers of application it is just dark grey or fainted black. It's never a true, dark black and it doesn't last all day either. It fades away and easily gets rubbed off if you touch your eyes for whatever reason.
it is a balm cleanser with literally a texture of a balm, a waxy solid that melts into your fingers, from your body heat, into an oily liquid that you can apply all over your face and neck. After you put it all over your face you are meant to wet the cloth that came with it, with warm water, and wash the balm off. It cleaned a full face of make up completely with not a single trace of make up being left behind. It didn’t make my skin oily or dry. It just worked perfectly.This is meant to be suitable for all skin types and skin concerns. I definitely liked it a lot, it cleans much more thoroughly than a lot of cleansers out there. It is a little annoying though that you have to have a cloth around and then clean the cloth and hang it to dry every time. It’s an extra hustle step that you don’t have with other wet face cleansers. If you don’t mind that then this is a very good cleanser for sure.
You only need to massage this in and the wash off which is great. No waiting around. The actual product is a brown paste that looks like…honestly the most accurate description is poo. It doesn’t look very appealing at all but thankfully it smells really nice and so it doesn’t end up being too off putting. The smell is sweet and cosmetic, a bit like a floral cream. This poo looking brown paste almost instantly transforms into the most gorgeous silky, smooth, white foam when you work it in your hair. It feels amazing, smells nice and your hair feels great.It definitely gives hair volume. It is paraben, silicone, SLS and colorant free and is suitable for coloured hair too.