Friday, 31 August 2012

Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks Palette swatches & Review

I bought this palette a while ago and thought I'd do a post on it before I throw away the packaging it came in. I'm a fan of matte make-up and liked the idea of having a palette of all matte shadows hence this lovely Sleek purchase!
 The palette contains 12 1g eyeshadows in a range of gorgeous 'dark' colours. I bought mine for £7.99 and there is also a 'Brights'(they don't lie about this, bright for sure!) matte palette.
Here's some pictures I snapped up, unfortunately my 'better' camera is recharging right now so I hope these pictures do the job.
Sleek darks matte palette
Sleek darks matte palette eyeshadows
Sleek darks matte palette eyeshadows
Sleek darks matte palette eyeshadow swatches pigmentation
Hello pigmentation!
Sleek darks matte palette eyeshadow swatches pigmentation
Sleek darks matte palette eyeshadow swatches pigmentation
My favourite has to be 'Orbit' followed by 'Ink', I quiet like 'Paper Bag' too (picture does no justice) but it's a nice brown. 'Flesh' is uh...very flesh toned on my skin so you can't see it as well.
-The eyeshadows are easy to blend.
-Most of them are very pigmented.
- The range of colours is nice.
 -Affordable and come's in a sturdy black palette with a good mirror.
 - Not all the shadows are as pigmented, there's a few exceptions.
 - A little chalky- I had loose 'bit's' of shadows when I was swatching which you can see in the second picture.
Overall I'm impressed, I personally don't think it's easy to find a decent matte set of eyeshadows so I'm pleased Sleek released this one!

Do you own this palette?

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Liz Earle Prince's Trust Special Edition Hot Cloth Cleanser with Rose & Lavender

Just thought I'd give you lovely people a heads up about the Liz Earle Special Edition Hot Cloth Cleanser with Rose & Lavender. It's existence comes about because of 'The Tomorrow Campaign' which was created to inspire the next generation and so six Prince's Trust supported young people have had iconic mentors working with them to create a product where a contribution of the price will go to The Prince's trust. Liz had worked with a young entrepreneur called Rebecca Taylor and together they have come up with this very relaxing and calming sounding hot cloth cleanser. A donation of £2.00 will be made to the trust which helps young people into jobs and training. A great cause right?!
You can get your hands on it from the 6th of September. I'm personally a huge supporter of products that contribute money to a charity and think this is great.
There is also free P&P on the Liz Earle site until the 31st of August which is celebrating the CoolBrands award they have received! Happy Shopping :)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Addicted to Instagram

quorn, the lorax, cat, socks

Mac Purchase / Skull top that I love / Love this sauce/ American Indian entertainers in Leeds/ Clinique lipstick in Flamenco/ My first Black Milk Purchase!/ Trying to eat healthier with Quorn / Watched The Lorax (such a cute movie!) Quote at the end./ Me/ My lovely friend/ Neighbours gorgeous cat/ New socks.
My Instagram name is Monikarr, follow me if you like :)
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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Liz Earle Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara Review

As many may already know Liz Earle branched out into make-up 'Liz Earle Colour' not long ago offering blusher, mascaras, eye-liners and many other products. In general I really enjoy their skincare range so was pleased and excited when I found out about the new addition of make-up.
Now I finally have one of those items to try, the Liz Earle Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara RRP £14.50 for 8ml.
Liz Earle Lash definition smudgeproof mascara

The packaging is sleek and simple, I really like the two tone shimmery tube the mascara is in. There is also a little note about the mascara and how to apply, tips and suggestions.
Liz Earle Lash definition smudgeproof mascara
This mascara is said to be lightweight, water resistant, long lasting and defining. The brush is designed to help even the shortest of lashes and contains Vitamin E for nourishment.
I got the mascara in 01 Black, it comes in two shades with the other being Brown.
Liz Earle Lash definition smudgeproof mascara brush wand
I thought I'd test out the mascara on bare lashes without curling them first and here's how it looked..(FYI I have naturally long eyelashes which you can't really see in the 'Before' picture.)
Liz Earle Lash definition smudgeproof mascara swatch
You know how with some mascaras when you apply it and there's too much product and it go's clumpy? This was the opposite I had to work in that mascara! I applied the first coat waited a few minutes and then applied the second coat. It's recommended to use on curled lashes which I would have done if I could find my curlers, they tend to really open up your eyes and make your lashes look longer in my opinion.

If you are used to a more intense/dramatic look you may be disappointed as you would have to use at least three or more coats and even then it would lengthen more than volumise.
I really like that this mascara gives more of a natural look, it's s the perfect mascara to separate, elongate and yes 'define' your eyelashes with and give you that wide eyed look without any clumps. As you can see from the pictures it did lift my lashes too. I would suggest this mascara if you want a buildable natural look.
I wore it to work and had no problems with this mascara, I don't touch my eyes much so there was no smudging despite the humidity.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

July Lux Box- What's Inside.

This Lux box I have been looking forward to as I, along with the rest of the subscribers were contacted asking to choose a foundation colour which could only mean one thing!
Let's have a look see at what was inside the box of surprises.
Contents in all it's glory.
Magnifibres Brush on false lashes RRP £20 Full Size.
Seems like the description for this product on the information card is from last months box for the Murad cleanser (oops!). This is a lengthening mascara that you apply between two layers of mascara which results in dramatically lengthened lashes by up to 5mm. I love anything to do with eyelashes so this...I'm looking forward to testing out.
Gatineau Essential Skin Corrector- £69 for 50ml, this is 15 ml
This product is applied to the skin after cleansing the face and is said to smooth out first signs of wrinkles and improve radiance and comfort. It contains antioxidants and probiotics which sounds great!
Yana Cosmetics Foundation Full size is RRP £25 not sure on the size of this.
A lightweight, creamy foundation which is full coverage, blendable and gives a airbrush look. Said to be long lasting, not tested on animals and non comedogenic. Everything you want in a foundation right?

BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream Full size is RRP £17.00
A Korean skincare BB cream that has real caviar extracts, is great for anti ageing, lightening, wrinkle repair, cover and moisturising the skin. It has a massive SPF 50 and contains omega 3 and vitamins A, B, C and D. So overall this bb cream should give a radiant, natural and healthy skintone. There's tons of information on the site, it sounds like a pretty amazing product.
Inika Certified Organic Eye Liner This is Full Size- RRP £13.50 (Peacock Blue)
This is a brand I have heard of before, mainly from reading about people getting something in a beauty box. Said to be rich and creamy, glides on easily with an even depth of colour and a real stay-ability.
From swatching this eyeliner I have found this colour is gorgeous it's a lovely blue purple (picture does no justice!) and I do agree it with the description although I am yet to test the staying on ability.
Overall Thoughts
I absolutely love the content of this box, there's some interesting products which I am looking forward to trying out! Well worth the money too as there's some great full sized product. There's more make-up type products for July's box whereas the June box was more skincare orientated...I really like that it varies a lot each month!
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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

My Black Milk Wishlist

My Black Milk Wishlist
I have always admired the weird and wonderful items of clothing by Black Milk, a brand which I am sure many of you already know about and if you don't...where have you been hiding?!
So these are my current want's...
1. Ribs Swimsuit ($90AUD/£60)- A classic, this is one of their staples and I have wanted this for the longest time.
2. Shark Vs Mermaid ($90AUD/£60)- I just love everything about it, especially the little mermaid ...cute!
3. Burned Velvet leggings- Now, when I saw these I was instantly in love but they were completely sold out with no signs of returning (yet) but will be on the top of my list to buy if/when they do.

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