Friday, 24 May 2013

Review: Natural Collection ShineAway Foundation & Pressed Powder


Today I am going to review 2 of the Boots own brand products of Natural Collection.

ShineAway Foundation
Price: £1.99
Colours: Porcelain, Sand, Biscuit

I have this in the colour porcelain. I have quite light skin but a lot of redness and also red hair to give you an idea. At first when I bought the product it was alright. It was quite flaky and I have noticed as time has gone on, it has got more and more flaky and doesn't cover my skin evenly. I would say that it doesn't really help the shininess of my face, if anything it makes it shinier still, so I would say that this product is NOT suitable for oily skin at all. I do notice that it brings out my spots so I do try not to use it regularly but that is just my annoying skin for you! However, I have to give some credit, bearing in mind it is only £1.99, I shouldn't expect an amazing product. 

Link to Boots ShineAway Foundation:
Pressed Powder
Price: £1.99
Colours: Warm, neutral, cool

I would say this pressed powder, for the price, is VERY GOOD! I have warm and it gets rid of all shine on my face much better than the foundation. I use either a sponge which is from a makeup kit/brush (Colourworks) and that is fine. As with most powders it does pick up all your hairs on your face, and sometimes around my nose especially it does look very fake and nott very nice. For £1.99 you don't get a lot in the little tin and if you were to use it everyday then it wouldn't last you longer than 2 weeks depending on how much of it you need to cover. But it does do tthe job, and I would recommend it over the foundation.

Link to Boots Pressed Powder:

I would recommend the Pressed Powder, but I would splash out on a more expensive brand of foundation to use with the pressed powder becuase the ShineAway Foundation is just not very good whatsoever! Sorry Boots!

Hope you enjoyed my makeup review, let us know if you want reviews on more makeup things!

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

One Direction - Take Me Home REVIEW

Yes! We know this is very slow considering the album came out LAST YEAR, but we just couldn't help ourselves!!

I received the album for Christmas and I fell in love with it almost instantly. I had already heard, along with half the nation, the first few songs on there, like Live while we're young and Kiss You.

I have to admit I was momentarily disappointed to see that there were no lyrics in the front of the album case which meant I couldn't sing along to my favourite songs by One Direction just to annoy the neighbours...not that I do that anyway...

But the moment soon passed as I sat listening to the whole album. And then I came across Number 9.
Now, we've all done it, you sit there listening to the track and immediately think 'No, this is not for me, this is so completly wrong and so not what I want from One Direction', but instead of changing the track you wait just to see if anything changes in the chorus.

Now the song I am talking about is 'I Would'. If you've heard it you know that the are almost 3 parts to the chorus, and in every part there is a new drum beat added. OMG is all I can say. It is just amazing and all the way up and down the country my family were blessed with listening to this track ON REPEAT,, that's right! 

It is seriously immense and I can't stop listening to it. i even do the actions and the background singing all by myself. You only embarass yourself that much if you are truly IN LOVE with a song. So I suggest you buy the track, even if it is just to hear harrys' solo where you have to admit you pretend he is singing to you. 

My other favourite song is They Don't Know About Us which i firstly love because it starts of with a piano solo. Now, being an avid piano player myself, there doesnt seem to be any piano solos matched with pop songs apart from the odd song from alicia keys. the second reason I love it is because it is a slow and calming song and its a bit different from the rest of the album and it is a great song to have on repeat.

So, in conclusion: you must buy the album, congratulations to One Direction for  a very successful album but the one message I think we can take away from this is:

One Direction: You have permission to Take Me Home :D

Look how cute they are!!! ^^^^^^ 

Sorelle Di Stile  xx

Body Shop Products REVIEW.


So today I am going to review two products I purchased from The Body Shop. 

I actually ordered them online the other day to take advantage of the 40% off an free delivery over £5 that was on offer- they were practically giving the products away!

The first product I bought was the banana shampoo.  I bought the 250ml and after all the offers it was around £2.50. The smell isn't overly powerful hut there is definitely a sweet scent of banana and it is made sweet by Fairtrade honey extract! It hasn't changed my hair, an maybe that is because I didn't buy the conditioner to go with it, but it was a lovely texture and felt like it washed my hair out well without having bucket loads of chemicals in it!

The second product I bought was the tea tree face wash in also 250ml. This was around the £3 mark after taking of the 40%. I really like tea tree oil and I feel like it does quite a lot for my skin and clears it up. After I'd used the wash, my face felt extremely  clean and it smelt fresh I have oily and dry skin which I know a large percentage of people have but it is so annoying! I would say that it worked on the oily part of my face (the t-zone) because it literally sucked the oil from my face! As you can imagine this wasn't good for the dry part of my face which was left in a bit of a bad way but that was soon fixed with moisturiser. So, I would say this is perfect for people with oily skin, and if you have a mixture of skin types then just put the wash on the oily parts of your face. 

So, in conclusion I would recommend both products but obviously if you have dry skin do NOT go for the wash because it will strip your skin of it's natural oils. 

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of Body Shop products!

Sorelle Di Stile   Xx 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

30 Day Snap Challenge!


We are going to be taking part in Sprinkle Of Glitters' 30 Day Snap Challenge!!

Image from Sprinkle Of Glitter

We encourage you to give it a go as well, so go check out by clicking on the picture or link right now!!!

Sorelle Di Stile   xx