Friday, 14 August 2009
I actually managed to pick this up in TK Maxx for £7.99( well actually £5.50 as the bottle was a bit leaky, so i got extra discount!)however the recommended retail price for this product is £39 for 150ml. I have read about this tan in numerous magazines and it claims to be one of the darkest tans on the market. Victoria Beckham is even said to be a fan! As with all products i buy i want to try them instantly, this being no exception. I set to work with this last evening and these are my thoughts:
The first thing that struck me was the smell and not in a good way! This had a metallic odour to it and was not pleasant at all! Not a good start.
This claims to be a one minute tan, one minute for application and one for drying. This was probably the high point for this product! It did apply smoothly, evenly and left a nice instant tint on the skin and it did also dry very quickly. It did not leave me feeling sticky like other products and i began to think this product was rising in my estimations! But alas, once again i had got excited too quickly.
Considering this product is supposed to be one of the darkest on the market, and i am very pale, i thought i would wake up looking like i had spent two weeks on a tropical island. 9 hours later i awake and to be honest i was surprised by the results. It was more the result of two days on an English beach! The small deposit i was left with was a nice brown with no orange tones but was in no way dark! I have had better results from gradual tanners and i was left disappointed :( The little bit of colour wore off in two days and there i was, back to be pasty self.
According to the website there is an improved version out of this product with a new 'Gardenia Fragrance', which may make this product more bearable. However i do not feel that i could ever justify spending £39 on this product. Obviously i will use up the bottle i have but i very much doubt i will repurchase!
Friday, 7 August 2009
I didn't pick up as much as i thought i would, i decided only to get things which i can not buy here in Norwich. So this is what i picked up...
MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Lip Erase Pale
Shu Uemura Eyeshadow ME Brown (i can't remember at the moment something with a five in! It is bronze/brown shade)
Shu Uemura Lipstick PK300
Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies and another pair which i have forgot the number off, I'm doing well tonight!)
Illamasqua Liquid Metal -Solstice
Marc by Marc Jacobs Lipstick Pen, Mirror and Key Chain
L'oreal Studio Secrets Face Primer
I am loving the Shu Uemura Lipstick, it is a really pretty pinky nude which is flattering while being sheer yet providing a decent level of pigmentation, if that makes sense.
I also wore the demi-wispies when i went clubbing last night and they were amazing. I loved the cat eye effect that they created. This was the best picture i could find but it is not very good
I have tried the primer once and so far so good, however the consistency is thick and may therefore be pore clogging so i might just save this one for nights out! I will report back on this one in a week.
We also spotted this amazing matte black Lamborghini with wait for it ........... bright pink barbie interior outside The Dorchester. I had to add this in as i was quite amazed......
Rimmel Black Cherry- This is a gorgeous deep eggplant purple with subtle shimmer, great for winter and looks with everything.
MAC Love and Friendship- I love this slightly dirty lilac colour (sorry that is the best i can describe it, I'm not good with colours!). There is something which is flattering about this nail varnish which makes my skin look nice in tone.
China Glaze For Audrey- Just for the fact it is the colour of a Tiffany jewellery box and that colour makes me happy : )
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
UD PP Sin
Sleek Curious Palette-
Taupe- All over
L'oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
The Body Shop Eyeliner Black
Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Foundation
Playboy Peach Bunny Blusher
Benefit Moon Beam
MAC Accentuate/Sculpt Duo
MAC Lollipop Lovin'
Benefit Her Glossiness- V.I.P