Sunday, 16 April 2017

Review | Tony Moly Pokémon Cushion Foundation and Blush

I could not believe my eyes when I saw Shaaanxo's video and she was using a Pikachu foundation! I loved Pokemon as a child and I hate to think how much my mum spent on cards for me and my brother.

Tony Moly Pokemon Makeup

I have always been drawn to Korean makeup and skincare and only recently whilst in Edinburgh was I brave enough to pick up some Etude House skin care (review coming soon). I asked on one of the makeup groups I'm in on Facebook as the best places to pick some up as I had come across BeautyNetKorea when one of the lovely girls directed me to their eBay page!

I love eBay as it always end up suggesting me new ideas and products I haven't and wouldn't use look for and Nectar points! (I'm a loyalty point and coupon-aholic)

Tony Moly Pokemon Pikachu Foundation Cushion

I was quite caution of the colour range as I'm super pale (think lighter than NW10), however the swatches didn't look too dark so I risked it for Pikachu! I ordered the shade #1 Skin Beige, it costs around £7.54 (exchange rates due fluctuate) with free shipping and it could be the tiniest bit lighter but as long as I blend down my neck it is all good. If anyone tried the L'Oreal cushion foundation, this is much lighter than the lightest shade.  There is also the shade #2 Warm Beige.

Tony Moly Pokemon Foundation Swatch Skin Beige

I've worn this all day to work (for me that's applying at 5:15am and getting home at 4:30pm, it lasted all day except my nose needed a touch up (note I wear glasses and an oily tzone!) and would say the coverage is a good medium cover, it leaves a satin finish and has a lovely neutral undertone, slightly on the warmer side.

I used the little pokéball applicator pad but using a flat top dense face brush would also work well. I am yet to try with a beauty blender.

Tony Moly Pokemon Foundation Swatch Skin Beige

The Pikachu blusher is also a cushion product and there are 3 shades available; Pink Fantasy, Rose Coral and Peach Orange. I chose Pink Fantasy as Rose Coral always seems to be out of stock :( Coming in a relatively cheap price of £7.91.

Tony Moly Pokemon Foundation Swatch Skin Beige

The blusher also comes with the same pokéball applicator which I was a little bit cautious of, thinking it would be too big for my face however it works really well. I also like using the Zoeva 110 Face Shape brush to bounce and blend.

For a really healthy and fresh look I love these two products and would highly recommend checking them out. I cannot recommend the BeautyNetKorea eBay higher, they sent out so quick and popped in 4 free samples as well, I want to try out some more products from them and the Tony Moly Pokemon range!

Toodle pip till next time! xxx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Review | Viktor&Rolf BonBon Couture Fragrance*

Viktor&Rolf, making signature fragrances since 2005. I was always drawn to Flowerbomb since I received a sample in a magazine and dreamed of one day to have it on my dressing table. Then BonBon was released, a sweet fragrance in an even sweeter bottle. Bonbon Eau De Parfum has had an upgrade, meet Bonbon Couture*.

For the ladies who persevere after a elegant yet fresh scent, with fruity top notes yet musky with sandalwood and vanilla base notes, this is the scent. Bonbon Couture is described as a more opulent, intense interpretation of the original Bonbon. With similar packaging, in the pink bow shape, it looks perfect on a vanity or perfume table.

Bonbon Couture Viktor and Rolf

It fits in well with my white bedroom, next to my other scents, but I'm definitely being drawn to it more often as we continue through September. When the parcel arrived at my house, I spritzed it over myself and went out to work. My client came downstairs and was memorised by the scent and wanted to know exactly what I was wearing.

The fragrance last around 6 hours before I need one or two quick sprays to top up, this is pretty good going as for me I never find any scents last more than around 4 hours except my Library of Fragrance cologne*.

Bonbon Couture Viktor and Rolf

Available at Selfridges from September 14th, Bonbon Couture* can be purchased in 30ml, 50ml and 90ml starting at £57.

I can't help but feel glamorous with this perfume, the scent, the design and the name, every girl needs Viktor and Rolf, I can't live without it now. Please excuse my grown out nails in this photograph, I was awaiting on my holographic dust powder, I'm so excited to try it!

Toodle pip till next time! xxx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Review | Sindt Frames*

Wow, I bet you're shocked to see a blogpost from me, I recently started a new full time job, a new place and so much other craziness blogging took a back seat! But I'm back, just in time for my favourite season of Autumn.

Going back to the new job, I now work full time in an office staring at a screen all day. Don't get me wrong, I love my job but my eyes hate me. I was an avid contact lens wearer however with the air con and the need to look at the screen the whole time it just didn't work. My eyes were struggling. Back to glasses I go.

I didn't want to be the speccy girl in the office, even though lots of other girls and guys wore glasses, I'd always felt a bit meh in mine however, designer glasses are expensive. I hate paying a lot for them, as I can't help my eyes being bad at their job! However this is where come in.

Online Glasses, Doctor Quality is there tag line and they're right. With my prescription in my hand I could try out glasses online and get them shipped straight to my door, no need to worry about picking up (except from your neighbour who had been weighed down with my holiday post, sorry!) and I was set. Sindt - Black

Eyeglasses online have been a bit wary when I've been discussed it with older family members however with my friends and colleagues, they all love the idea. I was super cautious of them turning up and being the completely wrong prescription however when trying them on, they're pretty great! And shining clean which, makes a change for me!

The best bit is the 'try on' section where you can try them out with pictures of yourself or the stock images to see how they sit on your face, and I think I chose pretty well. I picked up the frames Sindt* in black and I really like them. They are really comfortable as well. Sindt - Black

You can also pick up prescription sunglasses, as a driver I can't live without!  So are you needing another pair of glasses if yours didn't last the Summer? I know I am happy with mine! I have a coupon code for you guys GSHOT50 gives you all 50% off eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses(sale frames excluded). Let me know what frames you pick!

Toodle pip till next time xxx