Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara

Catrice Rock Couture Mascara

Catrice Rock Couture Mascara

During this week’s Catrice Event, I was telling the local representative about how much I love the Catrice Multimizer Mascara and she broke my heart when she told me that it’s been discontinued! 💔 But then she went on to tell me that there’s a new mascara that’s even better! It’s this Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara. 😀

Obviously I had to try it out for myself. The packaging is badass. I love the rose gold on black colour scheme and the studded cap. The wand of this mascara is quite similar to the Multimizer, at least its material.

So, does it work?

Here’s a makeup look that I did the next day of the event. It’s the first thing that I tried out from all the goodies that they gave us. It does indeed live up to the Multimizer. It doesn’t clump and separates and lenghens lashes beautifully. This is indeed my new favourite Catrice mascara. Unfortunately, the only down side to this is that during the day, this did flake off onto my cheeks. Luckily, they also have a waterproof version of this. I’m curious to find out whether the waterproof version will also flake off. Stay tuned!

Catrice Rock Couture Mascara _ Look

Catrice Rock Couture Mascara _ Look

3ina -The Eye Gloss – Review

Recently 3ina Malta sent this eye gloss for me to try out and since I got it, I’ve been really curious about how it works. 3ina is a very new brand and I’m loving their direction. They launch new and innovative products very regularly, they’re affordable and I’ve had quite a few really good experiences with makeup from this brand! But honestly, although I absolutely love this brand, this eye gloss got me very sceptical. It won’t work… I’m going to end up with goopy sticky eyes with the product bunched up in my eyelid creases aren’t I? Well, here’s my honest review and the makeup look I ended up with.

3ina Eye Gloss

3ina Eye Gloss

First up, the packaging — This works, but I’m not a fan. To get the product out, you twist the bottom and the product comes out on the sponge applicator on the top. Although this was easier to use than I anticipated, I’m not keen on this sort of packaging because I can’t dispense exactly as much product as I want. I would have preferred the packaging of this to look more like a lip gloss with a brush tip applicator, for example.

I swatched this on my hand and it has quite a thick and sticky consistency. It’s very similar in consistency to the 3ina lipgloss that was part of the neon line, and I find it to be quite similar to Mac lipglasses, but  maybe just a bit less sticky. It has a slight fragrance, one I would expect in a lip product. I think it’s a faint vanilla scent. The fragrance is absolutely unnecessary and when I smelt it, I thought that this is just lip gloss, repackaged and sold as an eye gloss.

Since it’s quite sheer and I wanted a richer colour out of it, I wanted to see what it looks like on top of an eyeshadow of a similar colour. So I swatched the eye gloss by itself (rightmost swatch) and I swatched the 102 Art Freedom Eyeshadow palette shadow that’s closest to this gloss colour (you can see this on the left) then I swatched the shadow with the gloss on it on the right. Bingo. That’s what I wanted it to look like.

3ina Eyegloss Swatches

3ina Eyegloss Swatches

So then onto the eyes… I first tried wearing this on a regular blended out and blown out smokey eye. My blending game was a mess today, and when I put the eye gloss on top, I was noticing some patchiness but I wasn’t sure whether it was because I didn’t blend very well or whether it was because the eye gloss moved my eyeshadow around, leaving me patchy.

I thought that that wasn’t a fair shot for the product, so I decided to try a sharp graphic liner look and use the eye gloss in the centre. I defined my eyeliner (I was feeling fancy), then I filled in the empty space with the burgandy eyeshadow from the art freedom palette, then the moment of truth, the eye gloss.

This exceeded all my expectations, it applied a lot better that I ever thought it would and it didn’t bunch up in the lines on my lid, it didn’t move around when I moved my eyes, it wasn’t patchy in the slightest… It did everything that a fantastic eye gloss should ever do. This is a usable product that actually looks really nice! That said, I haven’t worn it by itself (i.e. not over an eyeshadow), but I’m loving how it looks like this!

3ina Eye Gloss

3ina Eye Gloss Makeup Look

I wasn’t going anywhere today, so after a couple of hours I removed this makeup. I can’t report on the longevity of this but I can say that it looked good until I removed it. I should also say that this felt comfortable and it didn’t make my eyelids feel sticky. Given that I was expecting a goopy mess on my eyes, I’m very impressed with this!

Very big well done 3ina! This product is really innovative and it’s bomb!

Besos

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Here’s one product that I’ve been using for a while but never wrote about it. I guess one of the reasons for this is that although this is called a bronzer, I don’t use it to bronze or warm up my face because it’s quote cool toned. In fact, when I first started using it I wasn’t a big fan.

Here’s a swatch.

The Balm Bahama Mama Swatch

The Balm Bahama Mama Swatch

But few months after I got it, I picked it up again and thought it was a really nice powder to use as a contour. It’s not extremely cool toned, not a straight up grey, so it looks more like a natural contour colour on me (especially why I’m a bit tanned in the Summer).

This bronzer comes in cardboard packaging with a nice print and a mirror. I’m not a fan of the cardboard packaging but the print is cool.

As for its texture, it’s quite stiff and although it does blend, I do use a fluffy brush with a light hand with it.

Although this doesn’t wow me as a product or as a bronzer, it has been my powder of choice whenever I decide to add a little contour.

Here’s a photo of me one a day when I decided to contour with this 😀

So do I recommend it? Not as a bronzer… I’m sure there are better contour powders… But if you want to buy it for the packaging it is a usable product 🙂

Besos!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

 

 

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

Since I bought this and I’m down to the last few drops I thought I’d come on here and mention that I love this Vichy Auqalia Thermal Serum.

When I got this I was after a face serum because from what I understand, face serums have smaller molecules and they are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. My skin is quite strange, it’s sensitive, a bit dry but I also get an oily t-zone. I like my skin to get as much moisture as it can without breaking out.

This serum has thermal spring water that’s fantastic for soothing sensitive skin and it also contains hyaluronic acid that’s deeply moisturising and great at plumping the skin. This serum is very light in texture and feels like I have nothing on when I’m wearing it. I can say that this has improved my skin quite a lot since I’ve been using it. I suspect that my pores have been looking smaller because of the moisture and plumping that this provides.

I love that this product is very affordable yet very effective. This is one that I’ll be repurchasing!

If you’re interested, you can get this here http://amzn.to/2vSFDwJ

Besos

Amazon Haul: Hair + Face Masks + Foot Soak

I haven’t done a haul post in quite a while! So here’s what I recently ordered from Amazon.

In August/September time I’m always plagued with shedding hair. When I wash, brush, touch or even look at my hair, it sheds. I saw these Watermans Shampoo and Conditioner in a review and I thought they seem interesting. They seem to be advertised for growing fuller, longer hair but I’m just hoping that it will reduce the shedding. While I was on that Amazon page, Amazon also recommended that I get the hair stimulant oil that you can massage onto your scalp before shampooing. I’m also just interested in reducing the shedding with this.

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans and Hair Stimulant for Growth & Strength

Since it’s pedicure season and I give myself frequent pedicures during summer, I picked up this cute foot soak by The Foot Factory. This is a cheap and cheerful product with very cute packaging but I tried it last night in my foot bath and it doesn’t seem to do much 🤔

The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

Finally, I couldn’t help myself with this pack of Tonymoly sheet masks. I love Korean skincare, I love using sheet masks because they’re so easy, and these sheet masks are usually about €5 each from anywhere I’ve seen them in Europe. So £10.58 for the full set of 11 of them sounds like a good price for me. Can’t wait to use these 🙂

Tonymoly I'm Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package (ALL - 11 Sheets)

Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package (ALL – 11 Sheets)

If you’re interested in buying any of these, here are the links 🙂

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans http://amzn.to/2wUXFes 
Hair Stimulant for Growth & Strength http://amzn.to/2w1STiZ
Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Sheet Masks http://amzn.to/2vvciYm
The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile http://amzn.to/2vvfdjG


That’s all for now!

Besos xx