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Monday, 17 September 2012

Review: NYX double sided eye pencil

Hi Beauties,

One of my favourite online makeup brands is NYX. It is amazingly cheap 
and good quality. Browsing through the NYX cometics website I found these pencils in the clearing section and decided to try them out.  This product is discontinued on the NYX website,  but it can be found on cherryculture and joy cosmetics on ebay. (Links will be linked down below).  The Double Sided is an eye Liner & Shadow which makes it easier to create an easy and fast smoky look. The brown eyeshadow side is smooth, glides on and wears well without creasing with a primer.   However, the black has a hard texture but if one rolls it between their hands it will be softer and easy to apply. I use both sides as an eye liner. It stays on the waterline for good 2 hours if set with an eye shadow. I like the brown side more since it gives more of a natural look instead of harsh black. If I were to see them in different colours, I would buy them in a heart beat.

NYX double sided eye pencil
Swatch : Brown / Black

Take Care,

Monday, 30 July 2012

Review: The Body Shop Banana Conditioner

Hello Beauties :)

The Body Shop: Banana Conditioner
Today, I will be reviewing one of my Holy GraiI hair item. My hair is fairly thick, wavy, oily roots and dry ends. I use this conditioner mainly on week days because I do not heat style my hair during the week. This is quite a heavy conditioner however it does not weigh your hair down, nor does it make it filmy or greasy. It leaves my hair super soft and healthy especially the ends. I use this conditioner in conjunction with my Joico Smooth Cure shampoo as it is paraben free like the Banana Conditioner. Together, they defriz my hair wonderfully. I use the Banana conditioner similar as a deep treatment; I put the conditioner from my ears down, comb it through with a wood wide tooth comb (to prevent breakage) and eventually put it in a bun leaving it for about 7 mins. I always make sure I am using cold water to rinse it out. Regarding the scent, it smells too sweet, but it does not linger in my hair. I would prefer this conditoner to have a pump instead of squeezing the product out, since it is quite a thick conditioner as I have to open the top to scoop out some of the product. 

I would recommend this conditioner for any hair type, especially with dry hair and for those who use heat tools constantly. 

Take Care,