Monday, 5 October 2015

Eye of Horus launch a new range of eyeshadow palettes just in time for Autumn/Winter season 2015

The Hype
Eye of Horus has launched their new eyeshadow range just in time for the Autumn/Winter season. The new Baked Goddess eyeshadow palettes are a welcome addition to their collection of award winning products. In the new range you'll find warm bronze hues and ice cold shades in the new palettes which include Sheba Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow, Maat Dark Temptress and Isis Sun Goddess. They're designed to be super blendable and can be used both wet or dry depending on the look you're trying to create.

The Lowdown
I've tried quite a few Eye of Horus products in the past but not for quite a while. For the purpose of the review I'm testing Isis Goddess Luminous palette. Out of the new shades I have to say this was the one with the most enticing colours. I tend to look a bit washed out with lighter colours so I felt it was better to opt for the warmer hues.

The palette is very compact and comes with three blocks of eyeshadow. I adore the design on this packaging, the egyptian style is so unique and really makes it stand out. It comes with a mirror and a brush and is so small it can easily be slipped into your bag for application on the go. On first glance all three shades are very pigmented.

I applied the eyeshadow dry on the left eye and wet on the right eye. When applied dry it was very pigmented and had a gorgeous gold sheen. When applied wet I felt it had more of a metallic appearance but retained its fantastic pigmentation.

The shades are absolutely gorgeous and really made my eyes stand out. Whilst the palettes are a little bit pricey they'd be great for a bit of a treat.

The palettes are available for £22.50 at Beauty Bay 


  • Pigmented shades
  • Isis Sun Goddess is a lovely palette with warm gold shades
  • Small and compact and comes with a mirror for application on the go


  • May be a bit pricey for some people. 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Win a fabulous Who's Been a Dirty Girl Gift Set

Do you like your bath products a little bit quirky? If you like Soap and Glory you're going to love Bev Ridge and Friends Who's Been A Dirty Girl.

Moonpig has launched a new range of gifts for the lady in your life. With a fantastic range of bath products and candles there's plenty of choice ready for Christmas. One of their new releases includes the fun bath set Who's Been A Dirty Girl. It contains a bath soak, bath salts and body cream to help you looking fabulous. I'd love to keep it for myself but I'm offering it as Glitz and Glamour Makeup's latest prize!

To enter simply follow the rafflecopter instructions. The competition will run from 2 October 2015 midnight to 2 November 2015 closing at midnight. Please be aware if you say you've completed the mandatory options and you haven't you will be disqualified :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway To find gifts like these head over to Moonpig

*this was kindly gifted to me

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

How to get beautiful brows without going to a salon

The Hype
Brows are key to shaping your face and framing your eyes. Without them you would look pretty odd but it can take a bit of work to get the look you desire. Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit is a all in one solution that gives you all the tools you need to shape and create the brows you dream of.

The Lowdown
I do take care of my eyebrows but I can get lazy and slack a little on the old plucking sometimes. I love the idea of perfectly shaped brows and have bought many eyebrow pencils but I never really seem to keep it up as I don't think  it really makes much of a difference. The kit has pretty much everything you'll need to make your eyebrows look fabulous including two brushes, a comb, a razor to get rid of unwanted hairs, a light brown and dark brown shade, wax to tame your brows and a highlighter. It also has four handy stencils for different looks including natural, delicate, dramatic and sexy. The one unusual thing about the palette is that there is no mirror, so if you happened to get stuck without one you couldn't do much with the kit unfortunately.

I'm always a bit worried about changing the shape of my eyebrows in case I make them too thin. I chose the delicate shape as it was the closest to my eyebrow shape currently and I didn't want to go too radical in case I hated it. The shapes are fairly easy to use, simply place it on your general eyebrow shape and then shade in the brows including where there's no hair. the one difficult thing I found with the shapes is that whilst you're creating a new shape you can't get underneath to reach the hair you need to remove without taking off the stencil.There is a razor included but I wasn't particularly impressed, it didn't remove much hair and even cut my brow! The brushes are okay and are perfectly good to fill in the brows. I used the lighter brown shade and found it was a pretty good match for my hair and I didn't need to use anything else. Once I had finished shaping I used the wax to keep it in place. You can also use the highlighter which is very pigmented to highlight the eye area but I chose not to on this occasion.

I rarely do anything with my eyebrows so I was surprised by how well the new shape and definition really framed my eyes. It's a great look and it's fantastic that the kit has everything you'll need to recreate it. I give it 4/5 as it does lack a mirror.

What do you think? Does the new shape look good or it is too dark? Let me hear your views!

Get yours for £8.99 at Asda


  • Has almost everything you could need to create perfect brows
  • Buildable colour
  • Creates fantastic shaped eyebrows that really frame your eyes
  • Shades are a fairly good match for lighter skinned people


  • Doesn't have a mirror
  • If you have darker skin you may find the eyebrow shades too light
  • The razor is a bit harsh and didn't really work very well in eliminating unwanted hairs.
  • Bit tricky to get rid of unwanted hair whilst you're using the stencil

Monday, 28 September 2015

Tried and Tested: Sequaderma Anti Ageing and Thinning Skin Cream

The Hype
Sequaderma has a unique range of active dermatology products designed to restore skin health and comfort. The products are designed using patented nano technology that allow the key ingredients to pass directly into the skin. They're free from artificial colouring, fragrance, propyl and butyl parabens and are designed to address a number of different issues including treatment for rosacea, atopic and hand eczema, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, acne and ageing and thinning skin.

The Lowdown
For the purpose of this review I am trialling Sequaderma Ageing and Thinning Skin cream. It's designed to target 15 signs of ageing including:

  • Reducing the volume and appearance of wrinkles. 
  • Improving skin tone  
  • Smoothing skin
  • Making skin firmer
  • Improving elasticity
  • Improving texture
  • Restoring hydration
  • Reducing skin sagging and sun damage 

Over 86% of those who tested the product found it was one of the best anti-ageing products they have ever used with 100% of users experiencing a reduction in the size of their wrinkles, and 80% looking between 5 to 15 years younger.

With such amazing test reviews (although these are a small minority) I was interested to know if this was a anti-ageing cream that actually had some effect. Whilst I can't say I have a really old face I do have a few signs of ageing I am keen to get rid of. The fine lines in my forehead do appear quite deep and nothing seems to get rid of them, in addition I have crease on the t-zone and fine lines around my eyes. Whilst I don't expect miracles I would hope the cream to have some effect. The cream has quite a unusual smell, almost like a mixture of dark chocolates and rose. To use I simply rubbed into my skin and it was absorbed in less than a minute. It did give a slightly sticky feel to my skin after application so would be better to use mainly at night. The next morning I didn't really notice much of a difference but it probably does need time to have a effect. I obviously don't expect the signs of ageing to disappear overnight and the back of the product states that people get results within 8 weeks. I will test the product over that time and post the results at the end.

Whilst I can't yet comment on how effective the cream is it's great that the range offer creams that target different issues specifically. I give it 3/5

You can get these products from Lloyds Pharmacies. The Anti Ageing and thinning skin cream is £22.99 here.


  • Four products designed specifically to target different issues
  • Uses nanotechnology to help the products work more effectively
  • The Ageing and Thinning skin cream is designed to target 15 signs of ageing
  • The anti ageing cream absorbs very quickly


  • Slightly sticky feel after applying

Friday, 25 September 2015

Stila One Step Corrector Review

The Hype
Are you tired of having to use a combination of products to hide your skin's imperfections? Whether you need to conceal redness, revive tired skin or illuminate sunspots Stila One Step Corrector is your goto product.

The corrector is a innovative triple-swirled helix serum that instantly colour corrects and hides blemishes. Enhanced with Stila's Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex the serum also works in reducing the signs of aging, by lessening the intensity of fine lines and wrinkles. It has a weightless, creamy formula that blends seamlessly into skin and doesn't sink or sit on top of your blemishes.

The Lowdown
I first saw this serum in the airplane sales brochure and thought it looked really interesting. I've tried quite a few primers and whilst a lot provide a silky base for foundation they don't do a lot. Whether your skin is very red, sunken or dull, or even a combination of all three, it can be really frustrating having to buy several different products to treat different issues. Stila one Step Corrector eliminates the need for that and that's fantastic. The more money you can save for future beauty treats is always a good thing.

The serum has a really interesting design with green, white and pink swirls that sit perfectly on top of each other. My skin is quite clear although I do have redness and dark spots under my eyes. I also have a pesky oily t-zone area that I'm keen on eliminating. When I applied the serum to my hand it appears in three colours and once they're mixed together the serum is very green. The product glides on really easily and absorbs into the skin with no problem. I can't say I noticed much difference in the appearance of my blemishes or fine lines after I applied the product but I assumed it would have more of a effect once I had applied my foundation. The serum gave a really firm base for my foundation and it went on with ease.

With my makeup finished I feel the effects of Stila One Step Corrector are subtle but they are visible. Whilst the before and after photos are not massively different, I did feel the fine lines under my eyes were hidden slightly and my t-zone did not feel or look as oily as it normally did (not very visible in the photos). Overall a lovely product to give your makeup a helping hand and make your finished look more polished.

I give it 3/5

Get it for £24 at Boots 


  • Multitasking products helps to reduce imperfection, ageing and brighten your skin tone
  • Saves you money as you don't need to buy several products to treat different problems 
  • Helps to reduce oily areas
  • Subtle effect in reducing blemishes


  • Some may find it a little bit expensive 
  • You can't use this on its own you will still need to use a foundation/concealer as it simply helps you hide the problem, it doesn't actually conceal it.