Monday, 14 January 2013

Sexy Mother Pucker: Soap & Glory

Let me start by saying I LOVE SOAP & GLORY. I have loved their skincare and bodycare products ever since I started using them and I love their packaging which is shallowly a big thing for me. 

I did a post on the Soap & Glory Supercat eyeliner here, which I love and I was yet to own anything else from the new cosmetics range they launched last year. I am absolutely obssessed with lip products, nearly as much as nail varnish and have way too many to wear but I get so carried away.

I bought the (ridiculously long name coming) Super-Colour Fabulipstick Powercoat Matte Longwear Lipstick...and breath - in 'Pom Pom' and I think it might actually be my first matte lipstick I own but I LOVE it, the consistency is lovely and it does stay put for ages, there is a photo of my wearing it on a night out at the bottom. The only problem is this finish only comes in two other colours which were actually quite similar but not as nice. When you find a lipstick or finish you like it's nice to be able to have a couple/few in different colours I think. 

I also bought the Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fuchsia-ristic which is a bit similar to the Revlon balm stains but glossier. It glides on smoothly, smells fruity and leaves a lovely amount of colour on the lips.

In general I do find Soap & Glory over priced, the lipstick is was meant to be £9 and the gloss stick £8 but I bought them on a buy one get one 1/2 price deal in boots which made them a bit more reasonable.

I liked the gloss stick so much I bought my friend one for her birthday and she loves it so I would definitely reccommend both of these products but maybe wait until Boots have a cheeky deal on!

Lipstick RRP: £9.00
Gloss stick RRP: £8.00

Do you like Soap & Glory products? Which have you tried?

Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Freedom Palette: Inglot

Hello my beauties, I know I'm a bit late but Happy New Year! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas/festive period! This is my last Westfield post and it is a long time coming! I have been so busy with uni and christmassy stuff that I haven't had time to keep up with my blogging. I have some lovely things to write about lined up though so stick with me!

Inglot is a Polish cosmetics company and they have 300 stores in total but the Westfield store is the only one in the UK so it was very exciting...I was like a kid in a sweet shop! They have developed the 'Freedom System' allowing customers to be able to choose and make their own customised palettes. How it works is you pick what type of palette you want, for example, eye shadow, powder or lipstick and then you pick what size you want. I went for the palette that holds four eyeshadows as I thought it was perfect taking away for a weekend as everything is together. Stupidly I didn't note down the numbers of the colours I bought and they are on the bottom of the eyeshadows so I can't put them here, I wish they had names instead. I picked four colours that compliment each other so they can be used together or used individually, one matte eyeshadow, two pearl (I think) and one shine. I've wanted a matte dark brown for ages to blend in to my eye sockets as shimmery or sparkly eyeshadows can make slightly puffy eyes stand out. I love bronze colours on the eyes and purple compliments brown eyes so I went for these colours along with a pearly white to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. The staff were really helpful and allowed me the time to pick what I wanted without feeling rushed.

Palette prices vary but mine was £6.00 and the eyeshadows are £4.50 each which I think is really reasonable considering how high quality they are.

I am so pleased with my palette and I use it almost everyday, definitely recommend having a look if you pop to Westfield. The only problem is choosing which ones you want! I want to go again and have a look at the lipsticks and blushes as I love having a compact palette with the essentials in.

I also got a silver nail varnish from there, I have worn it a few times but it took ages to dry and didn't last very well on my nails so I wouldn't recommend this one in particular, but I would be willing to try another. Also they do a 'breathable' polish which sounds interesting as it apparently allows water vapour and oxygen to pass through keeping the nails healthier and as a polish addict this is important as I know nails need to breath occasionally.

Inglot Freedom Eyeshadow Palette: £24 in total.
Inglot nail enamel: £8

Do you like the idea of this or have you been to the Inglot store before? What did you think?