Having recently rebranded this site as a lifestyle blog a couple of weeks back, I’m going to share a few reviews of items that I use in my “lifestyle”.
When it comes to beauty products, I am one of the most low-maintenance. I’ve never fake tanned, dyed my hair, and the only make-up I wear on nights out is lipstick/lipgloss to bring out my mouth a bit (my eyes are a lost cause, they are far too small for even make-up to salvage, so I abandon the top half of my face entirely and try to focus on the lower). But, moisturiser is one of my most relied up weapons in my arsenal, and I moisturise once in the morning and once before going to bed at night. The need to ~shine up~ extends to the legs (or such was the intention, but the weather in Britain this summer didn’t really allow for any occasions to get one’s legs out in the first place). Therefore, on Boots’ 3-fo-2 deals on Soap and Glory products, I picked myself up two beauty products for the legs – one to smoothen them during a shower and the other to apply after they’ve been smoothed, as well as my favourite kind of make-up around, lipgloss.
The lipgloss, at £9, is by far the most I’ve ever spent on a cosmetic item, but I considered it worthwhile immediately. When you apply it, your lips experience a kind of “fuzzing” sensation, and honest to god and not at all any kind of placebo effect, my lips genuinely swelled as a result of them! Now, for someone who idolises Lana del Rey and her luscious lips, this made the lipgloss an automatic win, but the scent, the shimmer the gloss gave to my lips and the general aura of sexiness the product brought to my face meant that it sat head and shoulders above all my other lipglosses.
The only flaw in all three of these products would be thus: 1) the lipgloss - I got drunk and lost the damn thing. ;____; I was heartbroken! 2) the Flake Away scrub - the initial discomfort of using it, and 3) the Glistener - it has too much glitter and sparkle on it, sparkle which very easily transfers itself to the rest of your body (say you use your hands to rub it in, then casually run your hands through your hair. The glitter will somehow find its way onto your forehead). But aside from that, they are all wonderful products, with a great fragrance, easy to use for the make up n00b, and do their jobs wonderfully.
Flake Away: A-