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      13.09.2014 19:07
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      • "Softens skin."
      • "Is relaxing."
      • "Smells amazing."

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      • "Only for the ladies."

      Heavenly Rose Bath

      I recently bought this Radox 'Moisture Soak' after enjoying another variety of bath soak from the same brand. I liked the look of this one because it is a pale pink colour and the bottle label shows a picture of beautiful flowers. I imagined it would be an indulgent treat especially for the ladies and I was right - this is possibly the most feminine product in the Radox bath soak range.

      The product comes in a transparent, recyclable 500ml size bottle, so you get a lot for your money. The bottle has a screw off top which is easy to remove and to close again. The product has all of it's ingredients printed on the label on the back of the bottle. There is also contact information available and some detailed information about this variety of bath soak.

      The brand state that the formula is a blend of "calendula and rose". They state that using the product will leave you "feeling soft" and that it is a pampering experience.

      The liquid is really smooth flowing like honey and you need very, very little to enable the bath to foam up and for the water to feel soft and perfumed. The amount of bubbles created from just a small dollop is amazing and will lie on the surface of bath water up to a few inches deep. The foam feels slinky and moisturising.

      The product smells absolutely amazing. It's definitely heavy on the roses but it's also very sweet like the richest nectar and possibly a hit of vanilla. The fragrance is most certainly aimed at women and is so sweet and floral that I don't think this product would be suitable for many men. The fragrance is pleasing and relaxing, making bathing a calming down experience.

      The product makes my skin feel great and it definitely has some moisturising qualities. It's obviously not like a cream moisturiser but it does make my skin feel peachy, younger and less dry once I've dried following a bath. I'm pleased with the effects in this sense. I also love that the fragrance is left on the skin too.

      I am very happy with my purchase, having bought this for only a couple of pounds. It is definitely worth the money and is one of the most satisfying bath foam products I have ever used. I would recommend to all ladies who enjoy the scent of roses.

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    • Karrimor in general / Sports Equipment / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      06.09.2014 19:12
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      • "Specialists in their field."
      • "Well made products."

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      • None.

      Great Brand For Walking Boots and Shoes

      Around six months ago I gave up driving and found myself having to walk or cycle everywhere. I also started long distance walking with my dogs and quickly realised I'd need some better quality walking boots, shoes and clothes and other equipment. This is when I first heard about Karrimor. I actually did an internet search looking for the most respected brands that made outdoor products and found a lot of advice from consumers stating that you couldn't beat Karrimor for comfort and quality.
      I then bought a pair of boots and some trainer style walking shoes from the firm. I managed to get these quite cheaply since Karrimor is outsourced to many other outlets including Amazon and Sports Direct.com. When ordering online I was a bit tentative about the sizing of the items since many customers mention that you might need a larger size than you usually take. However, when my items arrived they were the perfect fit. The boots I bought were under £20 but are made of sturdy leather with a molded rubber protective toe cap and lace caplets. The boots are totally waterproof and extremely comfortable. They took no working in and have a soft, velvety cushioned inner sole. My walking shoes/trainers are more lightweight with a breathable mesh style, strong laces and a gripping sole. Again, they feel so comfortable to wear and have not needed any period of adjustment.
      I am extremely happy with my purchases and I would go as far as to say that my walking boots in particular are the best boots I've ever had. They are also looking great after many months of use and I think they will be long lasting. They make walking easier and safer for me.
      I am so impressed by the brand that I will definitely be investing in more of their products. The brand have a brilliant website where you can browse their collections of womens, mens and childrens shoes,boots and clothing. They also sell camping equipment including tents, rucksacks and accessories, all priced very reasonably.
      I cannot recommend Karrimor enough, especially to people who are new to long distance walking or hiking.

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    • Shockwaves Mousse / Hair Care / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      05.09.2014 14:14
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      • "Aids Easy Hair Styling"
      • "Dries Quickly"
      • "Good Price"
      • "Non Sticky"

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      • None

      A Great Product

      I recently bought some of this hair mousse when I was away for the weekend and my hair needed a quick fix. I had previously used other items in the shockwaves range such as their hair wax so I had a good understanding of what the brand offer.

      The particular mousse I am reviewing is the Shockwaves Volume Mousse which "volumizes, conditions and helps defend from styling heat". Wella mark their products with a 1-5 scale of how much hold the product has and this is marked as a 5, the maximum hold. The product comes in a tall 200ml metal canister. The can is printed with plenty of product information, usage instructions and styling tips as well as full ingredients and contact in for Wella, the company who manufacture this product.

      The can is fitted with a hold down button. This has a protruding nozzle which has a slatted marking through which the mousse comes through. The mousse is easy to dispense and it forms a fluffy ball in the palm of your hand. It is easy to control how much mousse to dispense as well.

      The mousse has a pleasant fragrance which reminds me of apples and candies. It is a rather feminine fragrance though so this may discourage men from using the product. The scent is noticeable after use and when hair is just dry after using but the fragrance does tend to fade away gradually.

      The mousse has a non-sticky texture which is excellent as it's easy to work through hair and I don't need to worry about my hands getting all glued up. The mousse sinks easily into the hair and vanishes with the hair feeling slightly wet or damp after application. To achieve ultimate volume it is advised to blow dry hair with head upside down and aiming to plump out the roots. You can also simply naturally dry hair. The mousse acts as a setting agent to control frizz, unruly hair and to create a specific style.

      I'm very pleased with the performance of the product. It dries quickly and calms and sculpts my hair whilst giving volume without leaving residue or a powdery bulking agent. It does not weigh my hair down in any way and I can use it multiple days without it making my hair feel dirty. It also leaves my hair a little shinier and more healthy looking.

      I would definitely buy this product again as it is very reasonably priced at around £2.75 and performs well. I would also recommend this to other ladies.

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        02.09.2014 20:10
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        • "Is cheap"
        • " fruity fragrance which is very nice"
        • "Has a sweet"

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        Sweet and Fruity!

        I was recently travelling and after a couple of sweaty hours stuck on a hot train I wanted to freshen up quickly so I bought this Impulse Temptation Vanilla and Peach body spray. It looked like it the fragrance would be ultra feminine as the can is printed with a picture of pretty orange flowers. It was also cheap at only £1 for a 75ml sized spray bottle.

        Impulse describe this body spray as having a scent that is "earthy [and] sensual". They state it can be sprayed anywhere at any time and tease that this will "inspire" someone who smells the fragrance!

        The product comes in a dainty, lightweight spray can which is easy to carry around in a handbag. This has a clever top which swivels around to reveal the spray nozzle. It can then be twisted back around to conceal the hole so you need never lose a loose plastic top! The dispenser button on top of the can is big and easy to compress although it does release a fast jet of mist which sprays at a long length. I recommend holding the can quite far away from the skin, even as far as an arm's length.

        The spray feels cool and refreshing on the skin. I like to apply this everywhere on my body but especially my arms, wrists and neck. In this way it works like a perfume. I also don't mind spraying this over my clothes as it doesn't leave residue or marks.

        The product has a really lovely, girly fragrance which I find very pleasant and uplifting. There is a huge dash of flirtatious, sweet vanilla blended with this carefree and cute juicy peach flavour. It's a beautiful combination and one that really works. The fragrance is not overpowering nor is it too weak. It sort of dances in the air and around your body for a long time after applying.

        I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this to women of all ages who enjoy using body sprays like this to stay fresh and revived throughout the day. As far as body sprays go Impulse are probably the best brand out there and this is one of their nicest body spray varieties.

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        27.08.2014 19:17
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        • "Tasty food"

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        • "Not many seats indoors."

        Great Food Range!

        I have only just discovered this place after snubbing it for years, thinking it was akin to Starbucks or Costa Coffee where I was used to overpriced and uninspired food choices. In fact Pret-A-Manger trumps these places as a coffee shop and food-to-go or outlet. As a sit in café it's not quite as ambient or as relaxing as similar big chain outlets, however.

        I live near Newcastle and I've visited three Prets in this area (Northumberland Street, Grainger Street and Fenwicks indoors). All of them have quite small indoor seating areas with not many tables available but in a couple of these outlets outdoor seats are available too. Where there is space inside the seats are reasonably comfy and the tables quite roomy. They also have tall stool type seats, often by the windows where it can be easier for one person parties to sit.

        I was incredibly surprised the first time I visited Pret as the food selection was so much better than I thought it would be. Firstly, there is a huge range of sandwiches. The varieties are interesting and healthy with an emphasis on ethics and with admirable environmental policies. A soup range is also available. They also have a great fresh or pre-wrapped cake range. I absolutely adore their banana cake with cream cheese topping! They also have snacks of nuts, dried fruits and crisps in addition to things like healthy chocolate bars, rice cakes, fruit and nut granola bars and yoghurts. They now offer dairy free items too.

        They even have their own cold drink range which is delicious and as natural as they can make it. Flavours like Hibiscus are really unusual and tasty. The staff at Pret always make me feel welcome and they make a mean cup of coffee. I also am partial to the Pret Hot Chocolate which has a smooth foamy cream top. Delicious!

        The reason I keep returning to Pret rather than to other outlets is that I find the food range far superior here than anywhere else that offers similar café meals. I find the prices to be on the expensive side although I'm happy to pay a little extra for better quality food. There is also an eat in or eat out pricing policy which you should notice marked on the price tags in store. I will definitely be returning as I enjoy the type of food available here. I would recommend Pret to people who want a healthier, more interesting option at lunch time.

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      • Lush Sultana of Soap / Soaps / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        23.08.2014 17:02
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        • Moisturising
        • Creamy

        Disadvantages

        • "Dried Fruit bits are pointless"

        Thirsty Skin? Try This!

        I recently received this Lush Sultana of Soap as a gift. I like to shop at Lush but had never tried this soap before. When I unwrapped the soap I was quite surprised at it's appearance. It looks a lot like a cheesecake! It's a creamy, porridge coloured soap with chunks of dried fruit decorated on the top. Through the body of the soap there are misshapen pieces of oily soap globules mixed into the milkier body.
        The soap actually contains 18 ingredients including rapeseed and coconut oil for softening skin, olibanum oil for "toning and relaxing" and bergamot oil for effective cleansing. The dried fruit in the soap consists of currants and cranberries.
        The soap has a beautiful fragrance which is like a fruity milkshake. It has a hint of musky, sandalwood type perfume but also smells quite earthy and natural. I think the fragrance could appeal to both women and men.
        Lush state this soap is particularly moisturising and I would agree with this. The soap is exceptionally creamy when added to water. It actually feels like it's comprised with a moisturiser component in a similar way to soap brands like Nivea. The soap feels like it is nourishing my skin and the driest parts of my body drink in the lather. As for the lather, it is not as frothy as other soaps I've used but it still cleans well and the smooth, silky feeling of the melting soap is wonderful.
        It's difficult to use this soap with a sponge or bath flower because of the dried fruit aspect. The fruits are supposed to be an exfoliation aspect but really they just fall out of the soap as soon as the bar hits the water. It seems like a real waste to me. I also hate picking up the pieces of currant out of the bath at the end of my bathing session. They look pretty nasty!
        I am enjoying the benefits of this soap as my skin feels really good after a bath due to the moisturising qualities of the product. I would therefore recommend this to anyone who has dry skin. It's available in store or online. It's priced quite dearly, however, at £3.40 per 100g of soap. It's nice as a gift or as a personal treat.

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          20.08.2014 16:00
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          • "Has a beautiful fragrance"

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          • None

          A Dreamy Bath

          I recently bought this Radox Eastern Spirit because it jumped out at me from the supermarket shelf. The colour of the bath foam is a delicious pinky-peach and the lotus and pagoda picture on the front of the bottle is dreamy and beautiful. The product comes in a large 500ml sized recyclable transparent plastic bottle. This is fitted with a screw off top which is easy to open. The bottle has information labels on the front and back. On the front it actually says this is a Limited Edition version and describes the product as a "bath soak...with oriental lotus flower and orange blossom".
          The label on the back states that the brand use nature as an inspiration to create their exotic bath soak blends. Using "natural" ingredients the brand have created a product they say will leave you "uplifted". Full ingredients and brand contact information are also printed on the label.
          To use this product you must pour it under running water. I've found that the smallest dollop of this works well, creating a blanket of foam and releasing a beautiful scent. The fragrance is enchanting and contains the sharp zest of orange along with the dewy, delicate nectar of the lotus flower. It's a fragrance that makes me feel happy and relaxed. I really want to dive into the bath and close my eyes for a while! The fragrance is very powerful and yet it doesn't overwhelm the senses, it seems to seduce them!
          This product creates bubbles or foam and the amount created depends on how much of the liquid you add to the water. I like just a little bit and I'm happy with the silky soft bubbles that come out of just one dollop of liquid. It makes the water feel smooth and luxurious. I haven't noticed that this product has any other benefits such as skin softening but the fragrance does stay on the skin after drying.
          I would definitely buy this again as it allows me to enjoy bathing and gives me the opportunity to relax and indulge in my senses. It's such a lovely fragrance, although possibly only suited to female consumers. I would recommend to friends and family.

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          14.08.2014 15:16
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          • "Sugar Free"
          • "Tastes Great"

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          • "More Expensive Than Other Brands"

          The Best Peanut Butter!

          I have always eaten peanut butter but as I became more older and more health conscious I started to be more discerning about what I was buying. After reading the ingredients of many of the products I was buying I found that a lot of them contained sugar. The Whole Earth brand is one of the few peanut butters in major supermarkets NOT to contain any added sugar and it's primarily this reason that I buy this brand. I also recently decided to try this Organic version of their peanut butter to see if there was any notable difference.
          I bought this product as a 340g sized jar. It comes in a recyclable glass jar. The top is easy to screw off and there is a protective foil underneath. The label is printed with product information. The ingredients list is short and sweet. There are 95% roasted peanuts, palm oil and sea salt in this blend. It's approved by the vegetarian society and the soil association for it's organic credentials.
          Nutritional information is provided in a handy chart and values are given per 100g. There are 46 grams of fat per 100g and 595 calories. It would be nice to have a breakdown of these numbers into actual serving sizes though.
          The peanut butter is quite stiff and thick. It is a crunchy blend so contains shards of peanuts. You can also see the darker skins of the nuts throughout this blend. The peanut pieces are crunchy but also fairly moist and crumbly once you chew on them. The ground peanut paste is soft and ultra creamy. Just because this contains no sugar it doesn't mean it isn't sweet. It actually has it's own natural sweetness and the peanuts have a rich earthy flavour. There is a hint of saltiness in the aftertaste. Overall it's a delicious peanut butter blend and I think that Whole Earth are by far the most superior peanut butter manufacturers. However, I can't discern any real difference in taste in this Organic version from the regular Crunchy product.
          I use this product in sandwiches and on toast, on crackers or in cooking. I even just like to eat it straight out of the jar! It keeps well at room temperature and I think it would appeal to kids as well as adults.
          I would recommend this product and the brand as I really enjoy this product and it provides a healthy dose of protein and fibre. It's a little more expensive than other peanut butter brands however, but I'm willing to pay the extra for the quality.

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          12.08.2014 16:35
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          • Engaging
          • "Interesting Characters"
          • "Well written"

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          • None

          Classic American Literature

          I enjoy reading American literature and recently found a copy of this classic novel 'Tender Is The Night' by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The novel tells the story of Dick Diver, a psychoanalyst who marries a young woman called Nicole who also happens to be his psychiatric patient. Later, in the glamorous south of France, the married couple and their established group of friends meet and welcome Rosemary, a very young and beautiful actress who is just starting to branch out on her own. The girl's inherent sense of entitlement and naïve ambition begins to unsettle the Divers and a dramatic tragedy unfolds.
          I very much enjoyed reading this novel. I found the writing to be challenging and engaging. The author requires his readers to really sink their souls into this text. As a result I found I read this much more slowly than I usually read fiction but my experience of the writing was enhanced because of this. Fitzgerald revised this novel quite extensively and as I read the book I did feel like a lot of work had gone into trying to make it perfect. As far as I'm concerned not a line seems wasted.
          The novel is quite complex in the way it's written and Fitzgerald's voice and style are unique. There are a large number of characters to get to grips in this novel although all of the characters feel so authentic and are fully realised. It is a wonderful thing to delve into the secret psychology of these characters the way Fitzgerald does. It gives the reader a true sense of the human experience. The novel presents a complex view of a historical period too but it also highlighted the gaps of knowledge in my education in this aspect. However, the sense of societal behaviour and the social milieu is still brought to a sharp reality.
          I would not say that I particularly liked any of the characters in this novel. However, I simply loved the author's voice and the way he presented his characters - I felt so intimate with these characters at the end of the novel!
          I would definitely recommend this book to adult readers. I think teenage readers may struggle to appreciate the complexity of the author's style and may not fully understand the themes of the novel. Having already read 'The Great Gatsby' I am now keen to read more of the author's work.

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          07.08.2014 22:57
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          • "Thought Provoking & Educational"

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          • "The Tone Is Very Angry"

          Good God?!!

          I recently borrowed this book 'God Is Not Great' by Christopher Hitchens from my library as I thought it sounded interesting and provocative. My personal standing is that I consider myself to be deeply spiritual but I have always had a loathing of organised religions and of the core beliefs all almost all of the most popular religions. However, having been introduced to Christianity as a child and with all of the ideas this religion impresses it is difficult to untangle the ideology of indoctrinated religion with that of atheism. Hitchens calls himself an 'infidel' and states that his brand of atheism is "Protestant atheism" since it was with the King James bible that he first found himself disagreeing. He is clear in his position from the outset, stating in the first chapter that "religion poisons everything".
          The book is a vast study of many religions and each chapter sees the author relate his personal experiences where he has learned why religion is a negative aspect of the human experience. Hitchens work is intelligent, far-reaching and educational although I do find his caustic and sometimes angry tone unappealing. As someone who hasn't fully let go of the idea of a mystical God figure I feel like I'm being hit with a sledgehammer when I read some of Hitchen's insults. It's like being told repeatedly that you are an idiot and here's why!
          Hitchens discusses the relationship with politics and religion. He also discusses 9/11 from every angle and is damning in his condemnation of all figures who were motivated by religion before and after the horrific events of that day.
          There are also some more witty and amusing segments in the book where Hitchens highlights how ridiculous some of the prohibitions of certain religions really are. These include dietary restrictions as well as other tasks and rules that are present in some religions. He then discusses the impact of religion on children in a chapter entitled "Is religion Child Abuse?" in addition to exploring why religions legislate sexual behaviour.
          Hitchens leads us through a discussion of the Old and New Testaments as well as the Koran and I found some interesting new and revealing information here. Hitchens finally concludes by calling for a 'new enlightenment' and for reason and rationality to overcome the outdated ideas of religion.
          This book is challenging, eye opening and I felt a great relief in reading it because it addresses every concern I have about religion. However, some of Hitchens' comments are glib and he often attacks notions without fully dissecting why they continue to be of importance to the religious man. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone but it may be of particular interest to those who struggle with the notion of their being a God.

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        • MAC Bronzing Powder / Make Up / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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          05.08.2014 16:52
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          • "Looks beautiful on the skin"
          • "It can be applied easily"

          Disadvantages

          • "Very expensive"

          The Ideal Golden Glow

          I was given this Mac Bronzing Powder as a gift and when I got it I thought I would never use it. This is because I’d used bronzers in the past and always ended up looking a bit overdone and as though I was trying too hard to achieve the just-been-abroad look! However, after sampling the Mac Bronzing Powder I discovered how great it was and have been using it regularly ever since.
          The product comes boxed with product and brand information printed on the outside. This includes a full ingredients list and details of the brand’s contact details. The box is also marked with the shade of the bronzer as is the compact case. There are four shades available in the range and I have Golden which is one of the lighter shades.
          The powder is a 10g sized pressed, tinted powder that comes in a little black compact. This clicks open to reveal the powder in the bottom half and a helpful little mirror fitted inside the lid. I really like the packaging overall as the compact is lightweight and easy to carry. I also love the mirror as it means I can apply this on the go.
          Mac state this product is ideal for “colour effects and highlights”. I find it’s perfect for creating contours around the cheeks. It looks best over a light tan but it also mimics this as well so it can also improve the look of the skin .
          My product didn’t come with an applicator so I use my own brush. The powder is quite solid and pressed so it can take a while to load your brush. I find the powder goes on very evenly indeed. It is super soft and smooth in texture and it literally seems to settle in like a second, magic skin. It’s very easy to achieve a great, even finish both quickly and with the minimum of effort.
          The powder has a lovely shimmer that makes my skin look healthy and glowing. The Golden shade I have is very complimentary to my natural skin tone. It has fine glitter particles that don’t look too extreme and are still suitable for my older skin. I also love how it makes my skin appear in the best condition.
          I’m very impressed with this product. It’s not often I really fall in love with a make-up product but this is a very high quality bronzing powder and I love using it and love all it’s benefits. At GBP21.00 I think it’s priced very dearly but I will stretch to that price once I run out of my current product as I think it’s that good. Highly recommended to any woman who currently uses bronzing powders as I think this is probably the best out there.

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        • MAC Eyeshadow / Make Up / 11 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          03.08.2014 19:10
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          • "High quality finish"
          • "Long lasting"
          • "Easy to apply"
          • "Great range"

          Disadvantages

          • Expensive

          Eye Love These!

          I’d like to review two shades from this range of Mac Eye Shadows which I received as part of a goodie gift collection from a relative. The shades I have are in the same pressed powder range but they have different finishes. Prior to this I’d never used this brand of eye shadow.
          The eye shadow comes in a 1.5g or .05 US OZ sized pot which is small and lightweight. It is fitted with a transparent lid which clicks open and can be securely closed. My eye shadows also came boxed with a list of full ingredients on this outer packaging as well as contact details for Mac and a label showing the shade and finish.
          There is a very extensive range of shades and finishes in the Mac eye shadow line. There are also eight different types of finishes such as ‘Matte’ or ‘Frost’ so you can really find every colour and effect you could possibly want!
          My first eye shadow is the colour Cork in a Satin finish. This is a golden biscuit brown colour which has the effect of looking silky smooth and creamy. I really like the shade as it’s suitable for all occasions. It’s also good for contouring. The eye shadow can be applied really easily either with applicator or finger and it’s easy to apply this evenly because of the fine quality of the powder.
          The second shade is Da Bling in the finish ‘Veluxe Pearl’. This is a light pink with a golden pearl shimmer effect. It’s a lovely shade for brightening the eyelids and opening up the eyes. It’s also a good shade in the neutral range though as it’s not overpoweringly bright or too light reflective. Once again this is super easy to apply.
          Both eye shadows I have are long lasting. I have also used the loose powder Pigment eye shadow from Mac and was disappointed in it’s lack of staying power but these pressed powders are much more adhesive to the skin.
          At GBP13.00 per eye shadow these are very pricey but they do award a beautiful look which looks professional and high quality. I would recommend to any girl or lady who loves experimenting with make-up and who wants to find the best eye shadows out there.

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        • MAC Pigment Colour Powder / Make Up / 12 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          02.08.2014 13:29
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          • "Easy to apply"
          • "Looks good once applied"

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          • Messy
          • "Is not long lasting"

          I Wish This Would Last Longer!

          I was given this Mac Pigment eye shadow as a present by a family member. My product is packaged in a black box with an open front so you can see the shade of the product easily. The box has some product information printed on it such as a full list of ingredients, contact information for the brand and the shade of the eye shadow which in this case is ‘Tan’. There is a huge range of colours in this product and ‘Tan’ is a gorgeous toasted, coppery brown which shimmers silver in the light.
          The item comes in a large plastic pot which contains 4.5g or 0.15 US Oz of loose powder eye shadow. The tub has a sponge rubber top which clicks once to open and close it after twisting it. Beneath this the tubs are fitted with a plastic shield over the top of the tub to contain the powder. The shield has a little plastic tab which sticks up so you can pull it off. I recommend keeping the plastic shield in place as this product can get really, really messy!
          The powder is silky soft and adheres to a finger or applicator well during application. I tend to use my finger as one dip and a swipe over your eyelid and that’s it done. It’s super easy to apply as the powder is so smooth. It does transfer onto the skin of the eyelid with ease but obviously if you do use a finger to apply a lot of product stays on the fingertip too! The powder isn’t patchy and there is no need to work on areas for an even coverage as it goes on perfectly with a simple swash over the eye.
          The visual effect of this eye shadow is amazing. This particular shade is very flattering on slightly tanned skin and really highlights the eyes in a dramatic and beautiful way. I have noticed though that this eye powder does tend to come off quite easily. It doesn’t have much staying power. Touching the eye area even just a little bit can cause the powder to be wiped off as far as to the extent that it looks like I‘m wearing no eye make-up at all!
          Overall I really love the actual effect and visual appearance of the Pigment eye shadow but the product is quite messy to deal with and it is very easily accidentally wiped off the skin. I would recommend to younger women and teens who like to play with colours and effects in eye make-up. However, I don’t think I will buy this in the future because at GBP17.00 it doesn’t give me a lasting look.

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          01.08.2014 15:03
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          • "Good coverage"
          • "Looks natural"

          Disadvantages

          • Expensive

          Expensive But Worth It

          I received this Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural as a gift recently. It is a face powder which is enriched with a mineral formula to provide a light and natural cover.
          My product is packaged in a black cardboard box with full ingredients and company contact details printed on the back. There is a range of shades for this product and I have ‘Light Plus’ which is the colour “pale golden beige” and is one of the lightest colours available. It has a golden sheen to it which looks like it might be too dramatic but which is more translucent once on the skin.
          The powder is a pressed powder and mine came with no applicator brush. It comes in a little round compact case. The top of the case is transparent so you can see how much product is left. The lid clicks into the base but I have found that it is not that secure a fit and my lid slips back open if I carry it in my handbag.
          The powder is easy to pick up on a brush. The top of the powder is indented so you tend to pick up just how much you need. It is then easily transferred to the skin and adheres to the surface immediately. It is so easy to apply without needing to work a lot on getting even and full coverage. It just goes on effortlessly.
          The powder gives a beautiful and natural looking finish. I love that it doesn’t make me look too overdone but instead awards a natural look whilst allowing me to cleverly conceal any blemishes and discoloration on my face and neck. It has a lovely healthy glow to it that does not look like make-up shimmer but rather more simply gives the impression of healthy, glowing skin. It’s the perfect face powder for me, basically. It doesn’t ever look too thick and it never looks powdery on the skin but it still covers shine and discoloration so well.
          This is a rather expensive product at GBP23.00 for a 10g or 0.35 US OZ sized compact. I would, however, recommend investing in one of these if you need a very fine, sophisticated look for work or for a big event. I would definitely consider buying this again as I love it.

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        • MAC Mineralize Concealer / Make Up / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          01.08.2014 11:12
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          Advantages

          • "A little goes a long way"
          • "Has a radiant effect"
          • "Evens out colour of skin"
          • "Looks natural"
          • "Really good coverage"

          Disadvantages

          • "Quite pricey"

          The Best Concealer Out There?

          A family member gave me some of this Mac Mineralize Concealer recently as a gift. It came in a small back box with some product information on the outer packaging including full ingredients and contact information. The shade is printed on a sticker on the end of the box and I have N20 which is a warm but still a fairly light shade in the whole range.
          The product I have is a 5ml or 0.17Fl. Oz sized bottle. The little bottle itself is transparent plastic and the top has a large rubber screw off lid. The whole thing measures 3 ½ inches so it’s small enough to carry in a purse. The applicator inside is a small, precise soft bristle bush. I find the brush very easy to direct onto the skin. The applicator lid is actually a strange soft rubber material which can feel spongy to hold though.
          Mac state this product contains “minerals and botanicals” which are meant to be nourishing and beneficial to the skin. They state that this will provide medium coverage with a “natural luminous finish”.
          The product is very creamy and rich and feels really soft when you blend it into your skin with a finger. I find the product is easy to blend in and once it has settled in has this sort of invisible second skin appearance. It manages to conceal without looking like a concealer! It’s a very clever product! I’ve found that less is definitely more with this product as a little smudge of this can cover a wide area of skin. The product is brilliant at concealing any redness, prominent veins or eye circles.
          This product is fairly pricey at GBP17.00 and at first I wasn’t convinced it would be better than my much cheaper concealer. I therefore actually tested the two side by side - using the Mac on one side of my face and my cheap product on the other. The difference was incredible. This Mac concealer looked so much more natural and healthy. It also gave me much better coverage in general and evened out areas where there was any discoloration or blemishes. I can therefore attest that paying more in this case is actually worth it.
          The concealer feels light and breathable on the skin and it is easy to remove at the end of the day with make-up remover and facial wash. I am certainly impressed by this product and would love to keep on buying it as long as I can afford to! I would definitely recommend this product if you have troublesome skin which needs a really good cover up or if you have a big occasion coming up like a wedding. I don’t know if there is a better concealer out there, to be honest!

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