Friday, 29 July 2011

Elf Conditioning Lip Balm with SPF 15

I recently ordered some things from

One of the things I picked up was their Conditioning Lip Balm with SPF 15. I heard a lot about it so wanted to test them out and obviously I thought my collection of lip balms needed yet another addition!
Left to right; Romatic Rouge and Mellow Melon

The Packaging: The lip balm comes in pots. Its slightly big but I think it makes it easier to find in a big bag!

The colours: There are six colours to choose from and I chose, Mellow Melon and Romantic Rouge. The pigments of these are amazing, especially Romantic Rouge. Both colour of these lip balms are very buildable.
Left to right; Romatic Rouge and Mellow Melon

Left to right; Romatic Rouge and Mellow Melon

The price: Each cost £3.50. Quite reasonable for a lip balm I think.

The Texture: Not sticky or greasy. Its feels more conditioning than moisturising, not like it quenches my lips more like it heals it? Weird description but I think it could be to do with it being quite a think formulation.

The smell: It smells of coconut, not unpleasant but not amazing. So I would say….non offensive…

Extra bonus: It has SPF 15, so look good and be protected.

Bad point: For me; the packaging is nice but I have to stick my finger in the pot a definite negative for me.

Overall I think this is a good product but I have tried some amazing lip balms and this one although nice is not one I would purchase again!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Mac Sheen Supreme Dupe

I have been loving my Mac Sheen Supreme lipstick in Ultra Darling. It’s so moisturising and the colour is great. Some people have even compared the formula to Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine. Well I have found another lip product that compares with Mac and surprisingly its inexpensive and not a lipstick. It’s a lip balm!

I discovered LipIce Water colour Lip Moisturiser in a Sasa ( in Malaysia. The product is basically a tinted lip balm that comes in a rage of 4 colours. It claims to come in ‘natural soft pink shades to enhance our natural beautiful lips’. I have three of the four colours, Fantasy Pink, Kissy Pink and Sexy Pink.

It also contains vitamins and other enhancers for longer lasting moisture and helps reduce fine lines on your lips.

The look: Its very comparable to Mac, it has sleek black packaging, not at all offensive to carry around or to take out of your purse. In some ways it actually really resembles the Sheen Supreme packaging.

Left to right; MAC Ultra Darling and LipIce Fantasy Pink

The Feel: As it is a lip balm you can feel that it is moisturising without being greasy and this feeling lasts for a while on your lips. Compared to some other tinted lip conditioners that as a result of having colour dries your lips quite quickly, this one gets a thumbs up.

The colour: The colour provided by what is essentially a lip balm is amazing. It’s slightly more sheer on first application than Mac but its buildable. The three colours I have are very complimentary to my skin tone, and Kissy pink is a very trendy coral colour perfect for this spring and summer

Left to right; Fantasy Pink, Kissy Pink and Sexy Pink

The Price: A very competitive RM14.90, working out to be roughly under £3! Compare this to £13.50 for a Mac Sheen Supreme seems like a good deal.

Overall: There have been lots of reviews on the MAC sheen supreme lipsticks; all very favourable, this is just look to see the other options out there! In my opinion both are very good lip products, both have great colour, both feel great on the lips and both look the part with sleek and stylish packaging. But as one doubles up as a lip conditioner I lean towards the LipIce. As other people find colour range is more of a priority they would probably lean towards the Sheen Supremes.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Girlz Only Dry Shampoo

So I was plodding along Tesco doing my weekly shopping when I made a new discovery.

Girlz Only Hair Care. Dry Shampoo in the scent Dawn ‘til Dusk. All dry shampoo makes the same claims of reviving hair between washes so I decided to try and see how it holds up compared to my normal bottle of Batiste.

My thoughts…

There were only two scents on offer when I brought this, a pink can in Party Nights and the scent that I got which was Dawn ‘til Dusk in the green can. The scent I chose was refreshing and light. It’s a new brand so I think there could be more scents in the future when it starts getting more popular.

It did not leave a horrid white film that some other dry shampoo brands does if you over do it.

My hair remained fresh all day and I even had some volume.

It was very comparable to Batiste!

The price is extremely competitive at only £1 for a 150ml can. Depending on where you purchase Batiste it could be anything between £2.20- 2.50 for the 150ml.

The edge I think Batiste has is that it does have a bigger range of scents and it does come in 50ml handbag size bottle which themselves cost £1.40.

In my opinion both are good products but if I was just looking for a dry shampoo that smelled nice and does the job I would definitely go with Girlz only. I see little point in paying extra for what essentially is just the brand name!