Clearasil Ultra Blemish + Mask Review

Hey huns,

So sorry that this post is a week late. Ive had been having exams, so i was preparing for them and therefore decided to skip a week of posting to prepare and revise.

Anyways, this week i am reviewing Clearasil Ultra Blemish + Mask Review. I bought this as it was a new product in my local superdrug and as i have used other Clearasil prodcuts, i was excited to try it out.

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I sometimes get a few spots and i bought this product because it was for spots and contained good ingredients like lactic acid, which is great for spots. I also bought this cause its a two in one and i thought it would be super convenient.

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I was really disappointed by this product. I dont think its done anything special for my skin. Ive used it as a mask and as a face wash several times throughout a few weeks and i have seen no difference. My face doesnt feel refreshed after using it. I personally dont like using it as a mask as its quite messy because it doesnt seem to dry out like other mask and its too watery so it ends up everywhere. Some other reviewers have even said that this product actually gives them more spots than reducing. Thankfully, this is not the case for me, but i have been using two different face wash, as per my usual face wash regime.

Truthfully, the only good thing about this product is that it smelled nice. Other than that, this did absolutely nothing for my face.

Would I repurchase? this is going to be a no for me, but i do like other Clearasil products.

Hope you have found this review useful!

Have/do you tried this product?? Which is your favorite face wash??

Hope you have a good week and as usual, if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

Have a great week,

Nicole. xx

 

 

 

Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover Review

Hey dolls, 

 

I was spring cleaning last week, and i found some makeup products from my summer spent in Singapore. One of the products i was most excited to try was the Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover. 

 

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I find that the best way to use this product is to use your fingers, instead of the usual cotton pad, and rub gently on your eyes.  This makeup remover has great moisturising properties. It is transparent with almost liquid-like substance and theres no scent. 

I usually use a few drops and massage it on my eye area and you can immediately see the results. The makeup remover does a really good job at removing all traces of makeup, however i feel that it can leave your skin feeling a little oily. I also found that if this makeup remover got into my eye, it irritates it. 

 

It comes in a big pump bottle of 230 ml and is made in Japan.

I really like using this product, however im not too sure if i will re-purchase. 

 

Hope you have found this review useful!

Have/do you tried this makeup remover?? Which is your favorite makeup remover??

Hope you have a good week and as usual, if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

Have a great week,

Nicole. xx

 

♡ Spring Tag♡

♡ Spring Tag♡

Firstly, i want to apologize for my lack of posting on Tuesday as i was very sick. However, now im feeling better and i thought i would make it up to you guys with a Spring Tag which i found on this lovely girl’s blog.

Questions♡

1. Favorite spring nail polish?
Right now, ive been keeping my nails plain with just a simple top coat on to prevent them from cracking. However my all-time favorite spring nail polish is a baby-blue nail polish, but i dont remember the name of it cause the label came off.

2. What is your must have lip color this spring?

Something bright, like a bright pink, to give a pop of color.

3. Favorite shoes?
Been loving my converse and ankle boots from Office.

4. What’s your favorite flower?
Sunflowers!!

5. Favorite spring scarf or accessory?
I just recently got my Karma Necklace from Dogeared or my Wishbone necklace which is also from Dogeared. Ive been also loving my Gold watch from Gucci as ive been playing around with golds more this season.

6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
Im always a big fan of color blocking. But im more excited about high waisted Jeans,shorts,skirts etc. Also, ive been loving experimenting with bright lip and eyeshadow colors.

7. Favorite spring candle?
My Vanilla flower candle from Urban Apothecary.

8. Favorite body spray or perfume for spring?
Victoria Secret’s Love is Heavenly. it just smells so good!!

9. What is spring like where you live?
I live in London and spring here has been cold, there was snow just a few days ago! But yesterday the weather rose to around 10 degrees (celsius) and it was sunny, so it was quite nice.

10. What’s your favorite thing about spring?
That summer is coming meaning more warm weathers. Oh and i love the long days and shorter nights because i feel like i can accomplish more during the day.

11. Are you a spring cleaner?
Im always cleaning and looking for more organising way to sort my stuff.

12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?
My spring break has just started and so far ive been ill and its been cold :( I dont really have any plans to go anywhere as i have a few assignments and some exams i need to study for.

Thanks for reading  and i apologise again for not posting on Tuesday. A new review will be posted on Tuesday, so please remember to check it out!

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews/posts interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i upload another post. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs. ;)

Till next Tuesday.

Love,

Nicole. xx

P.S  I would love to see your reply to these answers, so comment or link me to your spring tag! 🙂 

BodyShop All-In-One Blushes Review

Hey all,

I hope you guys had a great relaxing warm weekend, i certainly didnt as the weather in London has been freezing these past few days! Anyways, Im back again and this week i shall be reviewing my new fav of the week blushes, both of them are from Bodyshop.

I walked into Bodyshop a few weeks ago, saw this range of blushes and just couldnt walk out of the store without purchasing any.

I ended up buying 2 blushes, Macaroon and Flush respectively. Both blushes can be bought in store or online on Bodyshop’s website for £8.00.

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Flush is a more mid-tone peachy pink shade which i think will suit both fair and dark skins. It also contains more shimmer compared to Macaroon, which is a more matte coral shade.

Both blushes are very pigmented, perhaps due to its Marula Oil content, giving the blushes great color pay-off.

The staying power is also pretty good, it stays on my cheeks throughout the day without any touch-up.  It is also unscented, but thats not really a big deal-breaker for me.

The blush is in a dome-like shape case which is light, making it easy to pop into your purse or makeup bag whenever traveling. Even though the pots are not that big, compared to other drugstore brands, it does last a relatively long time.

Heres a swatch of each blush..

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As you can see, the Flush comes up more stronger and bolder than the Macaroon. Flush would be good for a night out or a dinner party, however i personally think it might be too bold for a day wear on a pale skin. Currently, ive been using Macaroon more often than Flush as i feel that the coral matte shade is perfect for spring and give a subtle rosiness to the cheeks. When summer comes and i become tanner (hopefully), i will probably be using more of the Flush shade.

Both blushes are soft and smooth in texture as you can expect from Bodyshop, and the pigment is not as daunting as seen in the pan, both can be build up with more layers.

Will i buy it again?

I will probably try out their other shades, but i do love Bodyshop’s blushes and will recommend this to anyone who wants a good product at a reasonable price.

Hope you have found this review useful!

Have you used Bodyshop’s blusher?? if yes, what are your favourite shades?

Have a good week and if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

See you next week,

Nicole. xx

Bodyshop Matte It Primer

Hey all!

This week, i will be talking about my new Primer that i bought a few weeks ago. As the title suggests, its the Bodyshop Matte It Primer.

Bodyshop suggests this primer for normal and oily skin. This Primer is said to create a smoother base for foundation and has been designed to reduce shine while making make-up last longer.

This primer can be bought at Bodyshop for £12.00.

Bodyshop Matte It Primer

This is what the little tube looks like. Its very simple and small enough to fit into my makeup bag. However, dont let the size of this tube fool you, as you only need a little of this product for your entire face, therefore this tube can last you for a few months (approximately. Differs on individual usage).

I use this every morning as part of my morning make up routine. I squeeze just a tiny amount of this product onto my finger tips and rub it onto my face. As mentioned above, a little of this product goes a long way, so make sure not to squeeze too much. After using the primer, i like to let it set on my face for a few minutes before proceeding with my makeup routine.

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As you can see from the above image, there is only a tiny hole to squeeze the primer out of, this makes it easier to control how much product you squeeze out.  When applying it on your face, it makes your face feels almost velvety and smooth. Since your face is smoother, it makes it easier to apply your foundation. It also fills in any pores, which gives your face a more airbrush and flawless look.

I also found that the matte function in this primer helps prevents the oily T-Zone from being too shiny. Although, i am disappointed to report that after a few hours, you can start to see traces of my shiny skin. Also, i felt that if i applied this without applying moisturiser to my face, my skin would feel very dry.

This primer is also useful as it is  gentle enough to double as an eyeshadow primer.

Overall I have enjoyed using this product as i love the velvety smooth feel to my skin after applying and i love how easily i can apply my makeup after using it. However, i would love if Bodyshop launched a new primer (or improvement) where the matte finish lasted longer.

Will i repurchase it? Maybe but as mentioned above, if Bodyshop was to release a new and improved primer with longer matte powers, i would definitely buy it in a heart beat!

Hope you have found this review useful!

Do you guys use primers? if yes, what are your favourite brands?

Have a good week and if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

See you next week,

Nicole. xx

EcoTools Brushes Review – Buffing Brush & Angled Eyeliner Brush

Hey dolls,

so ive been debating with myself about the best way to apply makeup. After careful consideration and research, a few weeks ago, i finally caved and bought a brand new set of make-up brushes.

What brand did I end up buying? Well, i was walking around the store wondering which brand would be the best, while taking into consideration of the quality and prices.

The one brand which caught my eye was EcoTools. (I purchased mine at Boots)

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One of the first things that drew me to this brand was the fact that EcoTools are all about being green and helping the environment. EcoTools is a member of 1% For The Planet, which is a group of businesses who support environmental initiatives. Not only does EcoTools  donate 1% of their annual revenue to environmental causes, their products are also 100% cruelty free, using natural elements to stay as green as possible. Their cosmetic brushes are made from sleek bamboo, recycled aluminium and synthetic taklon bristle.

If you know me, you would know that Im all about protecting the environment and I absolutely love companies that give back to the environment/society.

The packages that the brushes come in are simple and super convenient as they come in little resealable pouches, the back of the pouch has instructions on how to use the brush and they even have a “Green Tip” on the back of each.

I thought I would start my brush collection with my two most used brushes:

Buffing Brush

I bought this brush because I wanted a buffing brush to blend my concealer and foundation. One of the good things about this brush is that it blends out any harsh lines perfectly without blending it out too much and loosing the desired coverage, leaving the skin looking natural.  I find the bristles very soft and dense, which is perfect for distributing my foundation or bb cream evenly without any streaking. Size wise, i find that its just the right size thus allowing easy control and application.

Angled Eyeliner Brush

Before using this Eyeliner brush, i was using a Maybelline eyeliner brush. I find that with the Maybelline, it was difficult to draw thin lines as the brush was too thick. After switching to this bamboo angled eyeliner brush by EcoTools, i found that it is just perfect for applying eyeliner. As the bristles are extremely soft, it makes the process of applying eyeliner smoother. The bristles are also very define, allowing the user to have absolute control over the brush, thus better control over the thickness of the lines, and build up if necessary.

Ive washed both brushes several times and the bristles in both brushes have stayed in place, there was no dividing that you may get with other brushes and theres is no shedding at all! It always dries smoothly and quickly.

Overall, I LOVED my two brushes and will definitely be getting more of their brushes. Not only do they help with the environment, they also have nice packaging with very useful and beautiful brushes.

Hope you have found this review useful!

What make-up brushes do you guys use?

Have a good week and if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me ontwitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

Till next post,

Nicole.

Mani Monday

Hey all,

So firstly I want to apologise for my lack of post last week. I’ve been so busy with my university assignments that this few weeks have been hectic.

Anyways, I thought I would start this week with a nail related post.

This month I’ve been loving matte nails.

I recently purchased Rimmels Pro Matte Top Coat from Boots for £4.59.

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This is what it looks like on my nails.

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So far I’ve been experimenting with matte nails and shiny tips, kinda like a French manicure. I will be trying more patterns once I’ve gotten bored with the matte base and shiny tip nails.

The brush given in this nail polish bottle is bigger and harder than the usual brushes, which allows users to apply it more evenly onto your nails and cover more area with just two strokes.

I would used two coats of your red as I think two coats makes the color pop. Once both coats are completely dry you can start applying the matte topcoat! Within seconds, you will notice the matte effect appearing.

It does give a matte finish, however it’s not as matte as I would like it. I have found myself applying more than one coat to each nail in order to achieve a more matte finish.

Besides that, I really liked this nail polish. And would definitely recommend it to my friends and my fellow bloggers!

 

Will you be investing in a matte top coat? or have you already bought a matte top coat? if so, what do you think of it?

If you would like me to blog about more nail items, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Remember to check in again tomorrow for my weekly beauty product review!! :)

Also, dont forget to follow this blog if you found my reviews interesting or follow me on twitter to be updated when i post another review. You can also follow me on instagram (@itslacour) to keep up with my daily mischiefs.

 

Till next time,

Nicole.