Thursday 27 November 2014

Disney's Froze | Elsa Inspired Makeup Tutorial

So I've only just got around to watching Disney's Frozen and OMG I love! Well I love all Disney what girl doesn't! And today I'm sharing an Elsa INSPIRED eye look with you.

Here is what I used:
+ MUA Prow Brow Kit
+ Rimmel Brow This Way in Dark Brown
+ Miss Sporty Studio Lash Mascara
+ MUA Glamour Days Pallet
+ Collection Purple Eye Pallet
+ 17 Single Eye shadow in Punky Purple
+ P.S Love Lip Gloss (no name)

I started out using this shade from the Collection pallet all over my lid as a base colour.

Next up I layered this darker shade from the same pallet over my base, be sure to build colour in the inner corner as well.

Next up I used Punk Purple to begin to build a more vibrant purple shade, just pressing this over the previous shades.

Using this browny red shade from the MUA Glamour Days pallet in the crease area.

I then used this shade from the collection pallet to add a highlight to the center of my eyelid.

With this shad I just lightly lined underneath my lash line.

To finish off a coat of mascara.

To finish off I just used a pinky red lipgloss as Elsa has a little colour on her lips too.

Hope you liked my Elsa inspired makeup today!

I think I may do an Anna inspired tutorial too. She doesn't have any obvious makeup but I think I could do a nice natural look inspired by her!

Jeni x

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Review | Chill* Shampoo and Conditioner

I picked these two up from my favourite place to find cheap random buys, Discount UK, for all of 99p. The bright colour attracted me plus I'm an immense hair care whore. There were several different shampoo's but I picked up the Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Clean Ed and the Reconstructing Conditioner, Repair Ed.

As a brand I hadn't actually heard of I did some googling and found their WEBSITE. I think the products I found may be discontinued as they were not listed on the website. Although I did come across them on Amazon, the shampoo for £7.99 and conditioner for £7.95.

 Chill* seems to focus most of its products on colourful dyes, Ed Stain (I think Ed is a synonym for head, the clever watsits!) as well as styling products.

Shampoo Ingredients |

Water (aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coccamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sargassum Filipendula extract, Hypnea Musciformis extract, Gellidiela Acerosa extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonim Honey, Fragrance, PEG-18 Glyceryl oleate/cocoate, Styrene/scrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-4, Limonene, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchlorisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 10 (CI 47005).

" Clean*ed contains blends of surfactants to gently cleanse the hair."

"using this stuff: its simple, whack in the shampoo / get frothy /rinse and repeat until chilled. Clean*ed is a deep cleansing shampoo that removes all the nastiness built up in your barnet. So use it and stop that dirty feeling. Mmm..."

Conditioner Ingredients |

Water (aqua), Cetearyl Alcholo, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearalkonium Chlodride, Hydroxypropyltrimonim Honey, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytantiol, Fragrnace, Benzophenone-4, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Orange 4 (CI 15510).

"Repair*ed contains a honey derivative with excellent moisture binding properties to penetrate the endo cuticle region and repair split ends"

"using this stuff: apply in a chilled way. Let the treatment work it's loveliness fir a few minutes then rinse the stuff through. Repair*ed is a deep reconditioning cream that will sort out your hair's nourishment needs. Use it when you want to give your hair a fix. The deeper the better."

The shampoo comes in a squeezey bottle with a pull top lid at 350ml. The scent is like a watery bubblegum with under notes of old soap, sounds delightful non?
The consistency of this stuff is unlike anything I have ever used, its so strange. Its like a weird jelly texture that when rubbed between the hands it sort of turns in to a slime. So not a fan.
It cleans the scalp/hair well leaving it feeling squeaky clean but not too stripped and dry.

The conditioner is a 100ml less at 250ml's, (why is that? conditioners are always smaller?!) with a screw top lid. The scent is bland and unappealing to me. I really dislike it. The consistency of this is much nicer, like you would expect a conditioner, nice and creamy. And it does help to leave the hair feeling nice and soft.

When used together they work well, my hair feels clean and is fluffy and soft but with an unappealing soapy/detergent scent, which really turns me off of these products. 
I wouldn't buy them again purely because I don't like the jelly like shampoo and the blah scents, I like my hair to either smell fruity/floraly/fresh or of nothing at all, soap scent just ain't my thang y'all. But I do like the packaging! I think its young and fresh, and as I only paid bargain basement prices of 99p each I don't feel like I've wasted my money.

Have you ever tried any Chill* products? What ya think?

Jeni x

Monday 24 November 2014

Gel Pro Polishes by George

Hi Guy's

As you may know I'm bit of a nail polish fiend and have a whole tub full of the stuff! When if comes to polish all I want really is a few good days wear and cracking colour.
Today I'm sharing three Gel Pro polishes by George at Asda. All three I think are nice autumnal shades, I think we are still in autumn? Or have we past that now? 
Any way the gel pro's are meant to be like gel manicure polishes offering up high shine and long wear-ability. They cost just £3 and you can pick them up while shopping around for your groceries.  

The three shades I have are from left to right: no.10 Putty Pink, no. 04 Nude Beige and no.09 Nude Pink. Nude Pink is my favourite of the trio, its just a perfect...nude pink shade that doesn't class with my skin tone.

Putty Pink covers really well in just one coat while Nude Pink and Nude Beige definitely need a second coat.

Two coats later and Nude Beige could use perhaps a third coat.

Once I have my optimum amount of coats applied and the polish is touch dry my nails are nice and shiny. Though through experience the polishes take a long time to be 100% dry. I painted my nails with the Nude Pink shade 2 hours before going to work. 2 hours in at work and I managed to dent the polish, so there is a long wait time before you can through your hands in to a bag of nails and your nails come out unscathed (though I'm not to sure what the rest of your fingers would look like!) However with proper waiting times in between coats I'm sure it would dry more effectively.
I normally get 2-3 days of solid wear with this polish which isn't bad.

Have you go any polishes you would recommend?

Jeni x

Wednesday 19 November 2014

First Impressions | Lioele Triple Solution BB Cream

Hi guys! Its been a while since I did a first impressions post, actually I've only done one. Shame on me! But today I'm giving you my first thoughts in the Lioele Triple Solution BB Cream.
I got this little sample with one of my many ebay Korean skin care purchases and decided I would try it out yesterday.

Un-fortunately I can't read Korean but with a little bit of googling I found an English description:

Recapture the radiance of your youth with the Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream and get beautifully flawless skin. This Triple the Solution BB Cream is a three-in-one makeup and skincare formula with whitening, wrinkle care and sun protection. The natural healthy yogurt powder and hyaluronic acid in this Lioele anti-aging day cream moisturizes your skin. Formulated with tangerine and strawberry extracts, this Lioele skin cream whitens and lightens the skin tone over time. 

The fermented yogurt component in the Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream offers a tight hold, making the cream work deep into your skin. The SPF 30 PA++ in this Lioele anti-aging cream protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It not only filters out the UV rays, it nourishes your skin while hiding most skin troubles and blemishes to shade and even out skin tone for a perfectly clear and even complexion.

This Lioele BB Cream helps to prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and freckles. The non-greasy formula of the Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream leaves your skin looking fresh and vibrant.

This BB cream has a medium consistency, scentless and is a one shade fits all kind of deal. At first it was a little yellowy on my skin but did adjust to a closer skin match. 
It covers redness well but I ended up with product build up around my nose, between my eye brows and the top corners of my mouth so I had to really work at it to get it to blend into these areas. To be fair I probably put a little too much on in one hit, but after really working it in the cover was nice.
Through out the day it did rub off leaving areas kind of patchy, but I do find I get that with a lot of BB creams/Foundations so I don't hold that against it.
All in all though I didn't fall madly in love so I won't be buying the full size. But if your interested I found it on AMAZON for £13.99

Jeni x

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Quick Tips | Make The Most Out of Your Samples

As you may know I buy a lot of stuff from Korea online and they send you out lots of little samples with your purchase to try out and encourage you to buy again. And one thing you may notice is that in some samples you actually get a fair amount of product to try but more often than not you end up binning it as your left with an open sachet of leaky product.
Today I'm sharing a super easy, simple tip to prevent wastage and make your little samples go a bit further than that one initial use.

All you will need is an empty container, I bought about 20 of these little plastic containers off ebay, and a tooth pick, oh and your sample.

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The method is more than easy, simply squeeze the sides of your sample packet and slide in the tooth pick and scrape out all of your product into the container! Super simple right!
Best thing is that this lasted me about 5 days where as ordinarily I would have binned the sample after the first use, now you get a better idea of the product and whether you want to buy it!

Jen x

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Review | ORS Olive Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi guys!
Sorry I've been a bit MIA, had a lot on my plate the last 2 weeks and with Christmas coming up + working in a shop = less time, que sad face :(
But with any luck I'll be back on track for a while!

So what are we looking at today? ORS's Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo and Replenishing Conditioner. 


Brand | ORS
Product | Creamy Aloe Shampoo & Replenishing Conditioner
Size | 370ml (Shampoo) & 362ml (Conditioner)
Price | £3.49 (Shampoo) & £4.07 (Conditioner)
Purchased from | Boots
Made in | USA
Would I repurchase | Yes

A little bit of info on the brand.

ORS formally known as Organic Root Stimulator is 'the #1 brand in the ethnic hair care market' mainly targeting ladies with afro-caribbean hair. So you might be thinking why did you try this if its not designed for your hair type? Because I like trying new things and this has olive oil in it! Simples.

Creamy Aloe Shampoo

This unique shampoo which includes Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Panthenol, and Lecithin, provides the hair with maximum moisture. Olive Oil’s natural Vitamin E imparts sheen as it helps protect the hair and scalp during shampooing. Aloe Vera helps to soothe the hair and scalp while Panthenol, which contains Pro Vitamin B-5, penetrates the hair shaft and provides the hair maximum moisture.

 This shampoo has a fresh scent that does smell like aloe. It lathers up beautifully and and feels really creamy. It cleans my hair and scalp well, leaving it feeling really soft, silky and moisturised. With some shampoo's, they have left my scalp feeling dry and itchy but this makes my scalp feel like its been moisturised and taken care of and my hair doesn't feel stripped. I can honestly say I love this shampoo.

The directions say to wash your hair with the shampoo once then apply a second time and leave for 2-3 minutes which I don't really have time for but I do shampoo with it twice before following with a conditioner.

Replenishing Conditioner

Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner™ is a deep-penetrating conditioner that contains olive oil, marine proteins, and sweet orange oil. This conditioner conditions the hair and restores moisture to the hair and scalp.
Olive oil and marine proteins moisturize the hair and scalp while imparting sheen to the hair. Sweet orange oil helps to soothe and condition the scalp.

First off, OMG this smells devine! The sweet orange oil adds a serious oomph to the scent of this conditioner. Its very thick and creamy. Its also very heavy and a little sticky. I have tried to use it several times with the creamy aloe shampoo but as the shampoo its self is very moisturising, combining it with this conditioner on my hair doesn't work sadly. Its much to much for fine hair and doesn't seem to wash out very well. However when used with a regular shampoo (with out any added moisturisers) it works much better, I guess all that moisture is too much. Although I can see it working well with the creamy aloe shampoo on hair that's thicker and coarser than my own. 

The directions state to use after shampooing with the Creamy Aloe Shampoo, apply a generous amount, comb through and place a plastic cap over the hair and sit under a dryer for 10-15 minutes or leave on the hair for 45 minutes with out heat. I use this just as a regular conditioner in the shower leave it in for a few minutes then wash out. Any longer for me and it doesn't wash out well. But a quick few minutes is enough to leave my hair soft and smelling of oranges.

All in all I have enjoyed using these two and was glad I gave them ago! I will definitely repurchase the shampoo in the future but am a little undecided on the conditioner.

Jen x