Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Vintage Cosmetic Company

I have become obsessed with finding new beauty products recently and seem to be buying beauty boxes left right and centre! So I've decided to choose a brand from the boxes each month and dedicate myself to trying out some other products by them. This month I am trying a selection of products from The Vintage Cosmetic Company

I first received a pair of tweezers from the Glamour Beauty Edit box from Latest in Beauty. I loved these tweezers the moment I saw them; apart from the stainless steel tip, the body is coated in a rubbery material that makes them easy to grip for precise plucking. Despite the fact I didn't use them for a few weeks because they looked too pretty, I became obsessed with them instantly! I feel really dainty using them, so I don't use my normal cheap tweezers any more (I still have them because my partner uses them, and he is not touching these!) These tweezers are just £8 and they also come in a floral pattern. 

A few weeks later an email for the Latest In Beauty Editor's Pick appeared in my inbox. As soon as I saw the Shadow brush, I didn't hesitate to buy the box. I've dreamt about buying these brushes as I drooled over the website, but didn't want to spend that much on them. (I'm a cheapskate you see!) I'm glad I bought the box (review to come soon!) because I really wanted to test one of the brushes before I splurged on some! It's a great brush, very precise and applies my shadow smoothly.
I always end up getting shadow in places other than my eyelid because I buy cheap, low quality brushes that need to carry excess shadow to apply properly. With this brush, however, you don't need to use a lot of shadow to get the desired amount on the lid. Sweet! I don't waste any shadow and my eyes look fabulous!  I am also loving how cute the brush is. I find this shade of pink girly yet classy. This is only £7, and the brushes range up to £16 per brush if you buy them individually. I think I'm going to buy a few more...

Next I purchased a set of Betty Lashes. I've only ever owned one set of lashes and I absolutely loved them, so I thought I'd try out these. At £6 these are a bargain. I haven't used them yet, but I'm very happy with the product itself.  I'm a sucker for packaging and I absolutely love the design. As much as I can't wait to wear these lashes, I really don't want to take them out of the box as they look so pretty!
These lashes come with glue and there are 5 different lash styles to choose from (or you can buy all 5 for £15).

After stalking their website for hours on end (drooling non-stop), I've just decided I want absolutely everything they sell. I'm asking for a load of products for my birthday next month, hopefully I get a few bits! My main wants are;

Have you tried any products from The Vintage Cosmetic Company? Do you love the brand as much as I do? 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Glossybox July

Last month I signed up for Glossybox just to give it a go and see what all the fuss is about. Needless to say, I was very happy with what I got!

The box was beautifully wrapped, with paper shredding, tissue paper and a little ribbon keeping my products nice and snug. The box was bright and fun, I almost don't want to throw it away! The effort put into the packaging itself is worth the £10 a month! But what did I think of the products...?

I was a little bit disappointed with the size of this product when I received it. It was only a small sample, which I imagined I would use up in one application. However, I was amazed by the fact that the tiniest drop you put on your finger spreads over a large surface area, I barely used 4 drops to cover my entire face. I still have most of the bottle left even after 4-5 applications.

I am very pleased with the product. As well as it's smooth application, it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and radiant. I'm left with comfortable feeling skin, no grease and no tightness. This is really difficult to find with a common brand, but this product ticks all the boxes!

My only concern is the smell. It has a very strong fragrance, not a bad one, but for people like me who's noses are uber sensitive, it can be overwhelming. The smell does fade so it does get better for me!

Will I buy this product? In all honesty, no. It's a fantastic product, however it costs £75 that I don't really have to splash on a face oil!

I have never heard of Coola before so I wasn't sure what to expect from the sun cream I received. I used this a couple of times whilst I was in my garden in the sun. It had quite a nice, soft fragrance that wasn't overwhelming for me. It did apply quite difficult for me, I had to use quite a bit to cover my skin, and it did come out a little too dark for my skin tone. It didn't make my face greasy, dry or tight and felt very comfortable on. I didn't burn in the sun either!

Will I buy this product? I won't buy this product, only because I wasn't happy with the shade and the application. It did work perfectly fine once on though.

I love a dry shampoo! Whenever I buy/receive a dry shampoo I'm over the moon. They are the best invention ever! (Rant over!) I tried this product immediately as, shock horror, I couldn't be bothered to wash my hair before physiotherapy. My hair originally was very greasy, tangled and frizzy, which is usually only fixed with a good ol' wash! After spraying the shampoo into my roots, it was easy for me to brush the product through my hair. It smelt amazing (I love coconut) and gave my hair the feeling it only gets after a wash and blow dry! Simple yet effective!  It gave my hair instant oomph too, it was no longer flat and boring, it looked bouncy and full of life, retaining my natural wave without the need to styling afterwards! Love love LOVE!

Will I buy this product? 100% YES!

This was an exciting new product for me to use! I always love the way my hair looks after a day at the beach, and to achieve that look without actually driving 40 miles away is fantastic! The first time I used this I was disappointed. My hair tends to fall into the style I create fast and stays there all day. However, after spraying my hair with this mist, all of my waves fell out of place and my hair fell straight! So I thought I'd give it another try. This time using a lot more of the product, unfortunately using half of the bottle. But I saw MUCH better results. My hair looked as though I had spent the afternoon at the beach, and even had a scent of sea air! My waves were held into place much better this time which gave me a lot more confidence throughout my day as I knew my hair wouldn't 'unstyle' itself!

Will I buy this product? No sorry! Used too much product to get the result I wanted! The beach experience is much better anyway!

So who wouldn't like this nail polish? JUST LOOK AT IT! It's adorable. The little bow, the cute bottle design, what's not to love? And look at how it applies. Granted my nail painting skills aren't fantastic, but the colour applies evenly with just one layer. For me, it dried within 50 seconds, which was fantastic as I didn't have to wait around to put on a top coat. It's great if you want to paint your nails but you are running late, it is so easy to apply. For me, application is one of the biggest issues with nail polish. I am so happy with this product. At only £9 for a bottle, I'm definitely stocking up!

Will I buy this product? Definitely!

If you want to purchase any of these products, click on the headings above!

Do you get a monthly Glossybox? What did you get in your box?

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