Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Relieve the stress out of your body with Olverum Bath Oil


The Hype
Olverum Bath Oil has a unique combination of luxuriously blended essential oils to help relieve any stress and tension. The oils work to bring your mind and body back to normal so you can go back to your usual self.

The Lowdown
As soon as the oil was placed into the bath the herbal scent filled the air. The scent was very strong and overwhelmed my senses. As someone who prefers floral sweet smells the smell wasn't really that pleasant but it really helped to clear my mind. Whilst I can't say I'm overly stressed at the moment the oil helped to rid my mind of any thoughts and I felt a lot lighter at the end of the bath.

If you need a bit of a time out after a hard day then I would recommend Olverum oil to help you get back to your normal self. I give it 3/5

Get it for £23.50 at Olverum online

Advantages

  • Helps to clear your mind
  • Relieves stress
  • Good to relieve nasal congestion

Disadvantages

  • The smell is a little overpowering

Monday, 24 August 2015

Aussie releases its first revolutionary hair oil


The Hype
Brand new to the Aussie range is 3 Miracle Oil, one of the first hair oils they have ever released. Designed exclusively for the 'Aussie Girl' who is always on the go, 3 Miracle Oil is part of the Repair Miracle Collection. Summer is a time of holidays, fun, sea, sand and festivals and these events combined can add a lot of strain to our hair. The new range consists of a 3 Minute Miracle shampoo, conditioner, 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor and 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor. Whatever messes you may have got yourself into, the range is designed to smooth, untangle, smooth, nourish and restore locks.

Aussie is famed for its natural goodness and the new range has nothing less than the best Australian botanical gems. The ingredients include Australian Macadamia Nut Oil, JoJoba Seed Oil and Avocado Oil.

The Lowdown
I love a good hair oil and I'm still looking for the oil that will give me 'advertisement like swishy hair'. It can be used three ways, before shampooing, on damp hair and on dry hair to add extra shine. For the review I tested the oil on damp hair and dry hair to see what kind of effect I got. The oil has a amazing sweet smell that gave a waft every time my hair moved. Whilst the product has a spray nozzle it falls quite heavily and has to be brushed through the hair. Once dry my hair did feel a little crispy but that was easily remedied by brushing it through.

The oil did add a small amount of shine and my hair was left sleek and refined after applying to damp hair. It was easy to brush and the brush slipped through without any resistance. I did feel however that the oil seemed to weigh my hair down slightly and it felt like it had a greasy tinge initially. When I applied the oil to dry hair I didn't notice much of a difference and the wetness of the oil took a little while to dry.

Overall a okay oil if you want to tame your hair.

I give it 3/5

The oil will be £9.99 when it's released nationwide.

Advantages

  • Every product in the new range is under £10
  • Can be used three ways for optimum results, before shampooing, on damp hair and on dry hair
  • Adds some shine

Disadvantages

  • Feels like it weighs hair down slightly
  • Leaves a slightly oily residue


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Get strong kissable lips with MUA Power Pout Acrylic lip gloss


The Hype
Achieve optimal colour impact with MUA Power Pout acrylic lip glosses. The opaque gloss is designed to give full coverage whilst giving full pigmentation. The new range come in 6 shades from purple Potency to the super girly Supreme pink.

The Lowdown
Often the formula for lip glosses is quite thin and you generally don't get much coverage. I have seen a few pictures advertising MUA Pout Acrylic and I was impressed at how good the coverage was with the finish of a lipstick rather then a gloss. The range of the colours appear quite girly and I do like most of them, although I'm not sure they would all suit my skintone. I chose to review Infinity as I loved the bright pink colour that really made it stand out on the shelf. At just £3.50 they're great value and are great for a mid month splurge.

I have to say I absolutely loved Power Pout Acrylic. The shade was rich and vibrant and the coverage was amazing, it had the fullness of a lipstick and had a high glossy finish. The gloss felt really nice on and not at all sticky, which I found was often a downside of lipglosses. It has a pleasant vanilla scent and good staying power. Even after a few hours my lips still had some residual colour, even after eating and drinking.

A great product with amazing staying power and gorgeous colour. I would definitely recommend it. I give it 5/5

Get yours for £3.50 at Superdrug 

Advantages

  • Comes in 6 varied shades to suit different skin tones
  • Budget friendly
  • The lip gloss has the coverage of a lipstick
  • Infinity is a gorgeous bright pink shade
  • Really glossy
  • Relatively long lasting
  • Not sticky

Disadvantages

  • None that I can see


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Sleek Creme to Powder Blush Review


The Hype
Sleek have unleashed a new type of blusher - their unique creme to powder blush - which offers intense colour transforming from a creamy texture to a powder satin finish. The blusher is suitable for all skin type and has a long lasting formula that is designed to glide on smoothly. It comes in 6 shades from French Rose to Crimson to suit different tastes and skin tones.

The Lowdown
I often use powder brushes but when I saw this I thought i'd give it a go. I've not seen too many cream to powder blushes so I was keen to see what kind of finish the blusher would have. I chose to review Crimson, quite a dark red blush. Although it is quite a bright shade I was hoping it would appear a little paler when applied. The product has quite sophisticated smooth plastic packaging that one would expect in more premium cosmetics.

The colour appears quite rich in the pan and a little really does go a long way. Whilst I did apply a relatively small amount the colour still appeared a little bit too strong on my cheeks, and looked quite obvious that it was blusher. The cream did transform quite quickly into powder and if it wasn't for the brightness it could look quite natural.

At only £5.99 this is a great little blusher that perks up your look without breaking the bank.

Get yours online 

Advantages

  • Has the consistency of a cream blusher but dries to powder so you have the best of both worlds
  • Budget friendly price

Disadvantages

  • Appears a little too bright when applied


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

How to create daisy themed nail art: Simple Nail Tutorial

Daisies add a cute touch to any outfit and they make a great finish to any nail art design. To create Daisy Dreams here's a quick how to.

1. Get a bright blue nail varnish, I used Seventeen 8 hour gel colour in Azure Amore
2. Paint one nail in a glitter varnish, I used Claire's nail varnish in Sugar Drop, it may take several layers to get full coverage
3. Use a white nail art pen or spotter to put white spots on your index finger and thumb, I used Barry M white nail art pen.
4. Using the white nail art pen draw several daisy shapes on the little finger and ring finger.
5. Finish the design by painting a small orange centre in each daisy shape, I used Wah London nail art pen in orange