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Coty Airspun loose face powder

This is a product that was 100% a YouTube made me buy it purchase. More specifically a Tati made me buy it product. Every other video she makes she raves about this product, its even in her top 5 favourite powders video. Naturally, after all the hype I heard about this product I had to have it.

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Where did I buy it?

Of course in the UK you cannot buy the brand Coty, so I purchased mine on Amazon UK. I paid £14.95 including shipping and it arrived really quickly, I was very impressed. You get 65g of product for the price which is such good value for money. I have the shade translucent but there are others that have colour to them. Apparently there is also an unscented version as well if you are sensitive to fragrance.

The Positives:

  • The powder is finely milled, which results in it leaving a beautiful finish to the skin
  • A little goes a long way with this powder
  • The price point- its even cheaper in the US and can be found at Walmart
  • Lots of shades available
  • Sets make-up all day, controls my T-zone oil well.

The Negatives:

  • The plastic holes in the packaging to allow product through are temperamental. I don’t know whether it is just my one or not but sometimes I get no product come through, and I have to remove it. The rest of the time I open it and its a hot mess with powder every where.
  • THE SCENT! This powder is highly perfumed. It smells very grandma and I am not a fan of it at all. There is an unscented version of it and if anyone knows how it purchase in the UK please let me know.

Random Fact:

This product has been around since 1935! With the hype still going strong, it is obvious that this product is loved by many.

What is your favourite powder?

 

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April empties Part 1 (10)

 

Hey everyone, so this monthly empties has been done in two parts because I have so many products. This post includes all the body care and eye make up products and some other random items.

First item I want to mention is the AVON eyebrow kit in soft brown (£3.50). As you can see I have used all the wax product and hit pan on the powder side. The last update I gave you guys on Instagram showed that this was one of the 3 remaining products in my original project pan; so I am so happy to have finished this. The product itself is okay considering the price but the wax wasn’t strong enough to hold my brows in place all day, and the powder shade is a bit darker than I would like. So I will not be repurchasing.

NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Cottage Cheese (£5.00) or not so jumbo any more. This is the second project pan item I used up this month. It was time for this to go, it was drying up and the cap is completely cracked. I found this to be a bit of a packaging fault as the cap on the other one of this product I own is cracked slightly as well. I am not going to repurchase purely because I wasn’t drawn to the shade, so it rarely got used. However, I love NYX products so if you find a shade that you love then try it because you get a lot of product for your money.

 

IMG_2817 AVON Naturals Apple Blossom Shower gel 200ml (£1.35). As previously mentioned in my February empties post, I quite like the AVON shower gels but the scent of the last one wasn’t to my taste. This however smells exactly how like it says on the bottle. Its a really lovely fresh scent, perfect for Spring. I have bought 2 more bottles of this because sadly they recently discontinued this scent.

Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body wash 30ml (Free with purchase). I prefer the formula of this body wash to the AVON shower gel as it is thicker in consistency and has a more luxurious feeling. However, I really hate the scent of this. It gives me a headache, I’m glad its gone. So no I won’t buy the full size.

AVON Luck for her body lotion 150ml (£3.00). I got this in a set with the perfume and body spray of this scent, as AVON usually always does this format three piece set with new perfumes that come out. The scent for the range is bergamot, rose petals and velvet sandalwood. I quite liked this scent in body lotion form because it was more subtle, the packaging is really cute and it moisturises the skin lightly. I won’t repurchase purely because I have more perfumed body lotions from other AVON sets.

Rimmel Glam’Eyes liquid liner in black (£5.29). I have mentioned this previously on my blog so I won’t mention much about it. I still really like it however I have found that liner in pen form is even easier for me to use and who doesn’t want that. So I won’t be repurchasing currently as I am enjoying others.

Maybelline master precise liquid eye liner in black (£5.99). This is the eye liner that took the Glam’Eyes place in my heart. It has a really thin applicator that can get really close to my lash line and its perfect for creating a wing. I will definitely be repurchasing in the near future.

AVON tinted lip balm in pearlescent pink (£3.50). I was intrigued by this because it came in a lipstick tube and was shaped as a lipstick bullet. The product itself was white in colour until applied to the lips, when it became a bright baby pink. For this reason, even though it did a decent job as a lip balm, I will not be repurchasing as that colour doesn’t suit me at all.

Benefit they’re Real mascara in black (£19.50). This is the most expensive mascara I have ever owned and I used to wear it all the time. It really does give you a false lash effect. It is quite difficult to remove but purchasing Benefit’s specific remover is not necessary at all. I have no doubt I will probably repurchase this but I own two sample sizes for the mean time.

AVON Boost it! Waterproof mascara in black (£2.99). This is one of my favourite mascaras ever for lengthening and separation (even though its supposed to be a volumising mascara). The waterproof formula really does hold up and for the price you can’t go wrong. Unfortunately, again this has been discontinued but I did purchase another before that.

That was part 1 of the empties for this month. Stay tuned for part 2. Let me know in the comments if you liked me putting the prices for each item up this time.

Avon Nutraeffects radiance tinted moisturiser

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Hi everyone! Today will be a short review on the tinted moisturiser pictured above. Nutraeffects is a new line of skincare by AVON cosmetics, that has different types of products dependant on your skins requirements. They have radiance, balance, hydration and ageless. This radiance tinted moisturiser retails for £4.00 in the brochure. This is a very affordable line of skincare, so I was eager to try it out.

Packaging:

The packaging is fairly simple and provides you with all the necessary information about the product. It is a tube which you open the cap and squeeze the product out of. I have found that it doesn’t give you too much product at once, so you can easily regulate how much product you get.

Product:

As you can see in the photo on the left, this is what the product looks like when dispensed from the tube. Therefore, I believed that by tinted moisturiser it meant a moisturiser that gave you a glow. NO. The photo on the right shows what it blends out like. As you can see it is orange and patchy. As the brand only provides one shade for all I am really disappointed. It is not uncommon for brands to only make tinted moisturisers and BB creams that suit darker skin tones. However, I have no clue whose skin tone would make this product work.

I’m really sad about this product because it is actually really moisturising and feels nice on the skin. I just have no way to make this product work for me.

Opinion:

Overall I just don’t see how this product can benefit anyone and would appreciate it if AVON dealt with the issues with this product, because even if this suited someone’s skin tone no one wants a product to leave streaks on their face.

 

Seventeen Wow! skin 3 way Highlighter vs L’oreal Lumi Magique primer

I’m finally back after so long. Hopefully, I should be posting more often from now on. I have been using both these products for a long time now; so I thought this post was long overdue.

Firstly, the Seventeen 3 way Highlighter. The bottle says that this product can be used “to prime, add to your foundation or apply onto cheek bones to lift, lighten and wake up your skin with a luminous glow”. This highlighter is a cream colour with shimmer.

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The Lumi Magique pure light primer. The bottle says it can be used “alone or under foundation to enhance radiance, or dab onto cheeks and brow bones as a highlighter”. This primer is white that gives a glow without the shimmer.

Seventeen highlighter on the left and L'Oreal lumi primer on the right.

Seventeen highlighter on the left and L’Oreal lumi primer on the right.

Comparison:

Both products claim to be able to be used in the same three ways. The Seventeen product comes in a 30ml container, where as the L’Oreal product is only 20ml. Both bottles are plastic and have a pump. The Seventeen highlighter is £5.99 at Boots and the L’Oreal primer is £9.99 at Boots and £9.99 at Superdrug. So you get less of the L’Oreal product and it is £4 more expensive. On application, I prefer the L’Oreal Lumi primer as a base for my foundation and the Seventeen as a natural looking highlight for my cheek bones. The Seventeen highlighter is better for light to medium skin tones due the shimmer and base colour.

Which one do you prefer?

Until the next time teen beauts x

Beauty Haul/ First impressions

I went a bit mad yesterday when I went to Boots, Superdrug and Debenhams. So I thought this was a good time to do a beauty haul post to give you my first impressions on each product. By the end of this post you will all realise why I am going on a ban from buying any lipsticks this September.

Blanx white shock toothpaste

Blanx white shock toothpaste

I get staining on my teeth easily and if you share this same problem then you probably search the shelves for the best whitening products around as I do. I have used this product only a few times now and already I see a difference. This toothpaste naturally whitens, still works as a normal toothpaste which protects your teeth and removes bacteria and doesn’t contain peroxide. If this product continues to improve and maintain my teeth then I will surely repurchase.

Wonder'full mascara by Rimmel London

Wonder’full mascara by Rimmel London

This mascara has been constantly advertised and raved about due to it containing Argan oil. This aims to be kinder to your lashes and have conditioning qualities. This mascara lengthens and separates lashes well. I will only be to tell if I really like this mascara by using it more. What did you think of it?

Revlon lip butter in Juicy Papaya

Revlon lip butter in Juicy Papaya

I already own one of these, which you will know if you have read the post previous to this. I have been loving wearing an orange lip lately so of course I had to have this. This product gives the colour of a lipstick and the mosturises like a lip balm.

Maybelline colorsensational lip liner in 132 sweet pink

Maybelline colorsensational lip liner in 132 sweet pink

Many of the lip products I own are a nude or a pink, this liner is suitable for both. These liners last a long time so I think I will be using this a lot in the next few months.

Rimmel London Glam'eyes liquid liner

Rimmel London Glam’eyes liquid liner

This is a repurchase due to my last one drying out. This is a liner that glides on and the applicator is precise. I cannot fault this so until I can find a better one this will be repurchased over and over again.

Revlon super lustrous lipstick 025 skyline pink and 001 nude attitude

Revlon super lustrous lipstick 025 skyline pink and 001 nude attitude

As you are probably beginning to notice I love Revlon lip products. Sky line pink is the incredibly pale swatch in the bottom right photo. Nude attitude is my first matte lipstick. These lipsticks colour lasts ages. Again these are £7.99.

Mayvelline ColorElixir 720 Nude Illusion

Maybelline ColorElixir 720 Nude Illusion

This is a brand new product so therefore I had to try it out. This gloss looks great over the Revlon lipstick in nude attitude. The applicator for this gloss allows for even application over the lips. Needless to say I will properly get this in more colours.

Mac Studio fix fluid foundation in NW10

Mac Studio fix fluid foundation in NW10

My final three products are high end ones from Debenhams. For years I have been trying to find my perfect shade with little success. Until I got matched at the Mac counter the other day. This foundation is great in every way apart from one. It doesn’t have a pump which makes application harder and means you are more likely to waste product.

YSL Rouge Voulpte lipsticks in Lingerie pink and Peach passion

YSL Rouge Voulpte lipsticks in Lingerie pink and Peach passion

These are the best lipsticks of all time and I will stand by that. I was only going to purchase one but Debenhams have an offer on at the moment. Which means if you spend £50 or more on beauty and fragrance you get £10 back in points on your Debenhams beauty card at the end of September. So naturally I saw the opportunity to get more than one. These lipsticks are opaque and therefore you only need to apply one layer. The formula makes them mosturising and they smell fruity as well.

Safe to say that I need to have a spending ban on lipsticks for the rest of the month.

Until the next time

August Favourites (sorry it is late)

I only have a few favourites from August, due to the fact I have only recently been shopping.

Triple active  day mosturiser, Revlon lip butters and Mac fix + spray

Triple active day mosturiser, Revlon lip butters and Mac fix + spray

The L’Oreal triple active day mosturiser is one I have not strayed from since I picked it at random from the shelves. It hydrates the skin due to its deeply moisturising qualities. I have dry and sensitive skin which is exactly the skin type this product is targeted towards.

The next two are Revlon lip butters in Juicy papaya and Pink Lemonade. These have it all. Moisturising properties and lasting colour. These are £7.99 from places such as Boots and Superdrug. So these products are worth far more than there price.

Finally, the MAC Fix + spray is a product I cannot live without. This multi-purpose product sets your makeup keeping it on all day. Plus, if applied to your eye shadow brush, it can make eye shadow more pigmented so you can use less of the product from the same effect.

Until the next time

 

Friday night chill outs: Your nails and you

Top: Avon advanced mira-cuticle, Second layer on left: Sally Hansen insta dry top coat, Second layer on right: 24k gold strength and bottom: under nail whitening pencil

Top: Avon advanced mira-cuticle, Second layer on left: Sally Hansen Insta-dry top coat, Second layer on right: 24k gold strength and bottom: under nail whitening pencil

Welcome to the first Friday night chill out post. In this post I will tell you the tips and tricks I know to care for your nails.

Firstly, before you gently push back your cuticles, use a cuticle oil/cream to help soften them. I use the Avon advanced mira-cuticle but it is discontinued now. However, Avon does do a cuticle conditioner in a nail varnish container and it is £3 in the Campaign 16 brochure (in the UK. I have no knowledge of outside the UK brochures). Obviously, most other brands do a cuticle conditioner so choose one to your preference and price range.

Next, if you are going for a non-varnished look, a under nail whitening pencil might be the product for you. You place it under the white of your nail and fill it in. This makes your nail look whiter and healthier without the need for varnish. Again, I use the Avon nail perfect under nail whitening pencil but this is also discontinued. However, Sally Hansen, Essie, Rimmel London and more do this product.

The picture on the second layer right is the 24K gold strength by Avon. This not only strengthens your nails but adds a shimmer. Now this can be worn alone or, as I like to do, use it as a base coat to protect your nails from discoloration from your nail varnish. I really like this product because it has the two functions, that I mentioned above, in one bottle. This is avaliable in Campaign 16 at £2.50 in the UK.

Left hand side: Soap and Glory Hand Food, Top right hand side: Barry M nail paint in Atlantic Road and Bottom right hand side: Avon nail experts conditioning nail enamel remover.

Left hand side: Soap and Glory Hand Food, Top right hand side: Barry M nail paint in Atlantic Road and Bottom right hand side: Avon nail experts conditioning nail enamel remover.

Then, apply your nail varnish of choice over your base coat. I love the Barry M nail varnishes as there is a huge shade range and they last a long time on the nail. The nail varnish in the picture above is the Barry M nail paint in Atlantic Road. It helps to apply two coats of nail varnish because this gives you a more opaque colour and with some varnishes if you only apply one coat it can be left streaky. Also, I have found that trying to keep nail varnish on your nails longer keep you from biting them and therefore have aided them growing longer.

You should always apply a top coat to preserve your nail varnish for as long as possible and bring out the best colour and sheen to it. The Sally Hansen Insta-Dry top coat (the red bottle from the previous set of pictures) ,cannot be raved about enough. It drys quickly and protects my nail varnish giving it a great finish.

When it is finally time to take off your nail varnish use a conditioning nail varnish remover. This means that your nails aren’t harmed by the chemicals in the varnish remover. Again I use another Avon product for this job. The bottom right in the second set of pictures is the Avon nail experts conditioning nail enamel remover. This doesn’t contain acetone which is great because acetone is harmful if inhaled and will dissolve plastic cups it is so strong.

Finally, it seems unrelated as I named this post your nails and you, it is important to care for your hands as well. To do so you need to keep your hands moisturized. I use the Hand food by Soap and Glory. This has a very creamy consistency and leaves your hands smelling good and feeling great.

Hope this post has helped in your pursuit of better nails. I will be posting every Friday night either on here or my Instagram account full reviews and posts. Although, I do tend to post on my Instagram account more. The account name is teenbeautylife and if you like what you read please follow this blog and my Instagram.

Until the next time x