The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

The Body Shop VitC Skin Boost
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

I have several The Body Shop items in my regular skincare routine that I love, like the Bouncy Sleeping Mask, so I am always on the hunt for the next product from their range to find a new home chez moi.

Perusing the shop, I found a promising vitamin C serum that I thought could be a nice addition to my skincare wardrobe. However, as soon as I tried my newly purchased The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost, I knew that this one would be not like the others.

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Bye byes: a liquid eye shadow and a pencil eye shadow

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint and Nyx Jumbo pencils

Because I think that posts that review favourites are as useful for a blog’s readers as posts showcasing products that didn’t perform as expected, let me introduce you to my new Bye byes post featuring the Nyx Jumbo pencils and Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Paint.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me feature the Nyx Jumbo pencils a few weeks ago on this photograph. I must confess that a couple years ago I bought into the Jumbo pencils hype and ordered a few of them in basic colours. I was very excited when I got them as I intended to use them as eye shadow bases and they had the reputation of being excellent for this purpose.

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Claire’s mini sponge

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Claire’s haul

I recently visited Claire’s, originally because I wanted to check out their rings, and ended coming home with this small beauty accessories haul.

This review is about the Mini Blending Sponges that I bought. When I saw them, they immediately reminded me of the new mini Beauty Blenders that were launched not that long ago, so as they were very affordable I decided to give them a try. What if I was about to find a good dupe? I simply could not not pick them up!

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Claire’s Mini Blending Sponges

I was very excited to try them out when I got home.

Each clear box (5,95€) contains 3 of these mini pink sponges which could mean that I could use one or two for concealer and carry one in my make up bag for touch ups.

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Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

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Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

I had been coveting this product for a long time so when a few months back I had this epic haul, one of the items that I bought at the NARS stand was the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.

I had been using the Urban Decay Primer Potion for a couple years before so I impatiently waited for my last Urban Decay tube to finally be empty so I could try the Nars Primer.

However, I have mixed feelings about the Nars Primer and I am afraid that I don’t have the best opinion of it.

I had been layering the UD Primer Potion and the Mac Paintpot in Soft Ochre as my eye shadow base to be able to deal with my oily lids and neutralise the veins and pigmentation of my lids.

So when I started using the Nars primer I too layered it with Soft Ochre. Big failure there! The first week alone my eye shadow creased on me three times!

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint in Manganese Purple and Rich Russet

On a trip to the local drugstore, my eyes were drawn to these two beautiful liquid eyeshadows.

Yes, any kind of cream or liquid eyeshadow acts as a magnet for me and I end relieving myself from some of my hard earned money.

In this case, the formula that I got to try is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint. It has a creamy consistency and has a metallic sheen. It is important to know that it dries quite quickly so there is not much time to play with it before it sets. Once it does, it will endure many hours with little to no fading.

I have worn the bronze shade to work and after an eight hour shift I still looked put together and not, as has been the case with other products, like I was wearing the previous night’s make up.

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint in Manganese Purple and Rich Russet

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Dipping my toes into La Roche Posay: an acid and a serum

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For many a blogger out there La Roche-Posay is a well known entity. For me however, until very recently, it was a brand that I saw everytime that I went to the chemist’s but that I was never drawn too. Maybe it was the wide range of products that they offer, but my eyes simply skipped the shelves with their products.

However, when I recently vowed to take better care of my skin and decided that I simply had to jump onto the cosmetic acids bandwagon, I found a fantastic glycolic acid on those often overlooked shelves.

The Pigment Control serum is a serum that contains glycolic acid and kojic acid and promises to treat dark spots and uneven skin tone.

The benefits of glycolic acid as a AHA are well known so I was sure to get an improvement in how my skin looked like. On the other hand I had not heard of kojic acid before, but it seems that while it has a lightening effect as well it is very unstable.

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Byly cream deodorant

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Byly deodorant

 

Depot lover that I am, would you be surprised to hear that I even decanted many of the products that I took with me for a trip to the Caribbean in February?

Due to our laughable flight connections during winter, we were flying with a low cost airline before embarking on the transatlantic flight. That means that I was packing as light as possible! It was not my first rodeo in this arena, but I had a new strategy this time: decant as many products as I could into the gazillion sample MAC containers that I have accumulated.

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