Thursday, 15 August 2013

Blogsale Part #1 - NYX JUMBO EYE PENCILS

Hello!

I've decided to have several small blogsales on here to help tidy/organise my space.

Please ask for more information/pictures via twitter @nav_beauty I'm more than happy to help.

JEP - Jumbo Eye Pencil
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Today I have 28 NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. 
ALL ARE BRAND NEW and all were bought from http://www.nyxcosmeticsstore.co.uk/acatalog/JEP_-_Jumbo_Eye_Pencil.html at various times. Some are sealed, some are not, I have not opened any seals though, that's just how they were received.

Shipping is £1.50 for 1-5 pencils, £2.50 for 5+ pencils. I am happy to ship internationally but please note the shipping cost may vary. I cannot accept responsibility for any lost packages but will make every effort to ensure that you receive it and will get a postage receipt.

If anyone would like the lot please comment and we can decide on an amount.

They are £3.50 each, if you would like one or more please leave a comment below, your email address and country.

Payment is via paypal only.

The shades available:

601 Black Bean
602 Dark Brown
603 Pots & Pans
604 Milk
605 Strawberry Milk
606 Baby Blue
607 Horse Raddish
608 Cottage Cheese
609 French Fries
610 Oyster
611 Yogurt
612 Gold
613 Lime
614 Lavender
615 Slate
616 Pacific
617 Iced Mocha
618 Purple
619 Rust
620 Bronze
621 Hot Pink
621A Pure Gold
622 Yellow
622A Electric Blue
623 Orange
623A Purple Velvet
624 Rocky Mountain Green
624 Chery

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes Shine Control Mask Review


Yes - yet another face mask review, I've been loving using them recently because I always seem to forget to use them on a regular basis, so whenever I feel like I need a deep cleanse I'll put one on.

This is another one of Montagne Jeunesse's Skin Heroes masks with a mask and a moisturiser included costing £1.49 a pack, I tend to get 2-3 uses out of a pack.

It contains acai berries and argan oil and smells lovely. I found this mask left my skin feeling clean and fresh, also very soft, I didn't love the moisturiser, it was a light lotion that leaves a feeling of there being a layer on the skin, but it's not so bad.

I already have repurchased this mask twice and will continue to do so after I use up all the other face masks I've collected!

Which is your favourite face mask?

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Empties // July 2013

I love writing these posts because it gives me a sense of accomplishment, however small, of finishing some of the far too high pile of beauty products I have.

I managed quite a few this month and can't wait to use up more next month!


Dr Brandt Lineless Eye Cream - I really liked using this, I received this sample as part of a birthday gift about two years ago and it really lasted a very long time, (I don't use eye cream every day even though I should!) I would repurchase.

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover - I like this, it's a biphase makeup remover and works well. I already have a large size and would repurchase.

Bioeffect EGF Serum - I know many bloggers rave about how amazing this is but apart from making my skin incredibly soft in the morning I don't think it did much. The sample was tiny though and I'm still quite young so maybe that's why I didn't see an effect? I wouldn't repurchase.

Coola Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF20 - I hated this unfortunately, I think because of the tint, me and tinted sunscreens don't go together. Would not repurchase.

Abahna White Grapefruit & May Chang Bath and Shower Gel - I'm glad this was used up as I've had it for so long, I wouldn't repurchase as it didn't lather up that well and the scent wasn't for me.



Nivea Pearl Beauty Anti- Perspirant Deodorant - a basic deodorant, probably would repurchase.

Boots Conditioning Nail Polish Remover - this is ok if you have pretty strong, resistant to anything nails, after using this I found my nails started peeling so I wouldn't repurchase.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish - I love this stuff! The little grains exfoliate, it lathers up and smells just like stawberries. Can be a little overwhelming at first but settles down quickly. I have two more waiting to be used.


No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes - I have around 10 of these thanks to the No7 vouchers that seem to always be around and I like the wipes, they stay hydrated for a very long time and I use them for pretty much anything. Good for sensitive eyes too.

Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes Dry Skin Mask - I really liked this, very hydrating for the skin, best used in Winter though I think unless you suffer with dry skin all year round. Would repurchase.


Yves Rocher 24H Comfort Nourishing Cream for Dry/Very dry Skin - This was a great night moisturiser, it absorbed very quickly and was very hydrating. I'm not sure whether I'd repurchase though because I don't have dry skin all year round. I'd also like to be able to purchase in a store, I've only found it online.

Bliss Best of Skintentions Daily Moisturiser SPF15/PA++ - This also took ages to use up and I have another to finish. It was great for everyday sun protection and moisturised well after cleansing, I don't think I'd repurchase for a third time though.

Nivea Smooth Nourishing Hand Cream - Love this hand cream, would definitely repurchase.

No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make-up Remover - I'm fed up of using this eye makeup remover, I think it's too oily for my liking and I don't really like the old packaging. I have about two more to use up thanks to the No7 vouchers, if this didn't go down by £5 I wouldn't buy it at all. I'd say it's pretty average.

What are your empties for this month? Link your posts below!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Lush Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion Review



I bought Lush's Charity Pot as an impulse buy at the till while waiting to buy all the various bubble bars I picked up, it cost £6.95 for 95g and is a vegan product. All of the cost aside from VAT goes to the charity displayed on the top of the lid. There are two other sizes, 10g for £1 and 240g for £12.75.

It is a very light, quickly absorbed body lotion, it smells like white chocolate to me mixed in with a floral scent, the scent is quite strong and will last about an hour at least before settling. The only potentially "bad" ingredients on the list are parabens, otherwise it has almond oil, cocoa butter and other lovely moisturising ingredients like ylang ylang oil.

The pot has lasted me quite a while too, at least two weeks with regular use and I have some left. I love the charity side to this, I think it's brilliant that my £5.56 went straight to the named charity and I got a body lotion! Lush most definitely do not test on animals either. I like the simplistic packaging too, also if you collect five of Lush's pots and take them in empty you can get a free fresh face mask.

I would consider repurchasing, but not for the moment as I already have many more body lotions and creams to use up!

Have you tried this? What's your favourite body lotion?

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Mudd Sea Mask Review


Mudd's masks are available in 1,5 or 10 application packs, costing 99p/£1, £3.05 and £4.99 respectively. I was sent a 5 application pack (50ml) of the Mudd sea mask to try out and review.

It contains natural marine protein, minerals and vitamins along with 100% pure clay. Extracts of sea kelp, seaweed and Irish moss, essentially skin should feel hydrated, refreshed and deep cleansed. This mask also contains parabens.

I used this as I would do with any face mask, I cleansed my face, lightly patted dry and whacked it on. It's very easy to apply and gives an even application on the face, after around 15 minutes I took it off, it hadn't set all over my face but I had applied a generous layer. My skin was soft and smooth, definitely felt cleaner. There was a slight residue though which I got rid of by using a toner.

It definitely recharges skin and leaves it deeply cleansed and looking much better, especially if you haven't exfoliated or used a mask in a while!

I would not repurchase again unless I couldn't find any other mask, the reason being the residue and that it has parabens. Had I not found Montagne Jeunesse's masks, which are absolutely amazing the Mudd masks would be my first choice.

Which are your favourite face masks?

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Gosh Cosmetics A/W '13 Collection

This is the new collection from Gosh for AW'13, including a CC cream, BB powder, two new mascaras, nail polish, lip liners and smokey eye liners. There were also amazing creamy eyeliners and lipglosses with mirrors on the side so I snapped those too!






This collection is out 29th July and will be available in Superdrug. Please let me know if you'd like me to review something sooner!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Avon True Colour Collection 2013

This is Avon's True Colour collection developed with true colour technology, meaning that the colour seen is the colour that you get! This technology uses a transparent base which carries pigment to give a true vivid colour.

I haven't included any individual prices because everything else will be in upcoming reviews and posts, if there is anything in particular you'd like to know please leave me a comment below and I'll be happy to answer!






There are 17 eye palettes and 60 lip colours, prices starting at £6. It will be available from avonshop.co.uk.

The mascara in the last image was definitely at the centre of attention at the event, I was most intrigued by the new design and apparently it is the biggest change to mascara in over 50 years!

The collection is out 22nd August; I will be reviewing a lot of the products before the launch, please let me know if you'd like to see any reviews asap and I will try to get those up first.