Saturday, October 27, 2012

First Impressions Count! --MUA Pro-Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit

Hello you gorgeous thing!

Today's blog post is one, funnily enough, about first impressions on products.
I'm considering making a few of these as we all make snap decisions the first time we try out products and I thought it would be a nice idea to document those decisions and follow up after giving them a fair trial to compare.

The first product in this (perhaps) mini-series is an MUA product.
Personally I love love love love MUA, and as of today (I got back from the shops earlier today, so these are going to be very immediate first impressions..) my local Superdrug gained a little MUA stand. In the past there have been the odd product lying on a rather miscellaneous shelf near all the cheap make-up, but now it has its very own stand! Even though it's only one of the small turning stand by itself, this still excites me very much.

So much so that I brought quite a few things but this post will be focusing on the most unusual addition to my make-up bag; the Pro-Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit.
This is quite an unusual product for me because it's my first eye-brow type product (not including good ol' tweezers of course!).

Any-hoo, this cutesy little product comes with mini tweezers, which (for the approx. 10 seconds I used them) seem pretty good, a teeny angled brush, three different shades of powder, a gel/cream and a mirror (as it comes as a little compact).
From what I can gather from the back of the product, the idea is to shape your brows with the tweezers and then use the brush to fill them in, then use the gel for "instant precision" *I would have thought just to help it stay but hey-ho what do I know!*and finally use the palest shade to highlight the brow bone.

---10 minute intermission while I take piccies and try out the product---

Okay then, that was easier than I expected considering I was an eyebrow filling in virgin 10 minutes ago!
I do like this product, filling in your eyebrows makes a huge difference to your make-up, I had no idea. However it does upset my waste-not want-not side to know that there is a shade that I'll never use. As my eyebrows are almost black and so I have to use the darkest shade, the medium shade is going to go untouched.

That's pretty much all I can say as this is only based on first impressions, but it is cute and handy, as it's in a compact, and for £3.00 I can hardly grumble!

So, have you tried this product?
Do you like it?
Would you like more of these "first impressions" posts?
Let me know by commenting or tweet me @looklifebeauty
Love you lots and lots like jelly-tots :)

Beth xoxoxo

Monday, October 08, 2012

Barmy about Balmi!

Hello my lovelies!
How are you today?
the cute, ball-like lip balm that fits snug as a bug on your keys :)
Just a little review for you today, much in line with the change of weather happening before our very eyes!

As I'm sure you know, unless you've been living in a cave (...actually, especially if you live in a cave!) that autumn is very much upon us and winter fast on it's tail. And while if you know me at all, you'll know how unbelievably excited I am about this, it does bring sad news for one part of the anatomy. The lips.

Although they are soon to be blessed with the wonders of hot chocolate and Christmas kisses, they will suffer from the chilly weather!

I recently invested in the product "Balmi" from Boots, in Strawberry.
I'll be honest, I mainly brought this product because I thought the name was adorable and I was feeling like a bit of a change (I'm normally faithful to my dear Carmex). But boy oh boy I'm glad I decided to switch it up.

It tastes and smells gorgeous, and a feature that I first thought was cheesy and rather unnecessary has turned out to be very helpful; the key chain. Now, when I first realised that was what the small bit of string was for, my first thought was "why on Earth would you need that? who is reaching for their keys and suddenly thinks oh my gosh I need lip-balm(!)". Well, I apologise greatly makers of Balmi, it is very convenient! You always have your keys, and I used to take my Carmex with me in my make-up bag, which I'm not sure about you, but I don't always have that with me.

Unfortunately though, I do have one, and only one, complaint about this product. Although on first thought the fact that the bottom (which connects to your keys) pops out can be seen as an advantage, you get every single bit of product out of it. And the sheer amount of product alone is something to be credited. This does provide a massive downside, if you're bag is full of useless items that you in no way need in your life, like mine, and you often find yourself scratching around in the bottom off it (wading through the useless crap) for your keys, you grab them and pull them out, guess what happens to the Balmi? The bit of string and the end come out fine, the balm however (now somewhat exposed as the bottom is in your hand) is left rolling around free.

Having said all of this, the balm itself, along with smelling yummy, is super moisturising, without being a touch on the greasy side like some lip balms. It goes on amazingly under lipsticks without effecting their staying power.

Overall I would give this cutesy little product a big ol' thumbs up, I highly highly recommend it, especially if you suffer from dry lips as it really is a must-have product for this winter.

That's all from me today folks,
Love you lots and lots, Beth :) xoxoxoxoxo.
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