Monday, 14 March 2011

Review: Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes

Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes

£3.05 for 25 wipes

On a recent stay away from home, I'd realised I'd forgotten my trusty baby wipes so picked these up for easy makeup removal and cleansing. At a touch over 3 quid for 25, they're not badly priced but they're no pound for 80!


These wipes, like all Simple products contain no perfumes, colour or unnecessary ingredients. They do however contain spot fighting/calming ingredients. 3 of them in fact. Zinc, Chamomile and Phytosphingosine. The wipes themselves are smooth to use, don't sting (even when used over the eyes) and remove makeup very well. Even with a soft texture, they gently slough away dead skin cells and provide a smooth, exfoliated feel after use.

As for spot fighting, I think these made little difference to my skin. Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes do the same job as my regular cleanser and makeup remover but nothing above that. I'll continue to use them when I need a convenient, quick makeup remover and will certainly be repurchasing!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Review: New CID Cosmetics Eyes Lips & Cheeks Palette

New CID Cosmetics Eyes, Lips & Cheeks Palette



I picked up this palette for a bargainous £12 on Like I've said before, I rarely buy palettes where powder and cream/gel products are mixed. This palette has the shadows in a separate compartment to the lipsticks, gloss and blush. Not overly keen on the blush and lip products being mixed but I think I'll find myself using the eyeshadows much more often as they are just divine!



4 wearable, neutral colours. Three shimmers, one mid-tone matte brown perfect for brows, contour and liner. You've got a lovely, shimmery champagne colour to highlight and brighten, a mid-tone shimmery brown and a dark mocha shimmery brown. Each eyeshadow has wonderful colour payoff, all blend well and are easy to use. The two lip colours and gloss aren't ones I'd choose for myself but it's nice that they're there. I'd imagine they'd double up well as cream blushes but I've yet to try that. The blush is a blue toned pink and isn't something I'd usually choose for myself but is pretty all the same. It's flattering with a hint of silver shimmer.



Despite being an all-in-one palette, I don't think it's particularly travel friendly purely because of its size. It's generously sized - the eyeshadows are huge! - so not ideal to lug around with you if you like a compact makeup kit when you travel, so it's great to have on standby when your brain stops working on Monday morning and you still want to create an easy, flattering neutral eye.

Packaging is sleek, rigid cardboard with a strong magnetic closure. The drawer that the lip colour and blush is in does fall out quite easily though - again not making it ideal for secure travel.

I would definitely have paid full price for the palette and I'm so happy I striked lucky and picked it up for just over a tenner. I'm looking to branch out and try a few more products from the brand. Any recommendations?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

What I've Been Using: February

Shampoo: Schwarzkopf Bonacure Colour Therapy
Conditioner: Schwarzkopf Bonacure Colour Therapy
Styling Products: None!
Shower Gel: Lush The Olive Branch
Body Moisturiser : No7 Body Balm
Deodorant: Dove Lemongrass & Grapefruit (delicious scent)
Face Wash: Mario Badescu Acne Cleanser/Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
Exfoliator: None for my face, as the Acne Cleanser exfoliates as well.
Primer: None
Foundation Brush: Fingers
Foundation: MUFE HD
Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear/MAC Studio Finish
Powder: MAC MSF Natural
Blusher: Natural Collection blushes are my new favourite
Bronzer: None - rocking the pasty
Highlighter: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow
Eyeshadow Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadows: Trying out all my new shadows and rediscovering some old favourites. Shu Uemura makes me dreamy.
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7
Mascara: L'Oreal Voluminous
Lipstick: Having a moment with Stila lippies
Lipgloss: Sephora mini glosses
Nail Colour: At the moment it's Nails Inc Jermyn Street
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