Monday, 21 January 2013

Collection 2000 Fix me up make-up spray

Hi guys, so with summer gone , i suspect the dewy , glowy look to be slowly diminishing too.I have seen more matte faces now we're heading towards the colder more hostile months ,  to do with make-up -which to be honest I do prefer. But I admit at the time , i wanted my makeup to look a little more natural , and in order I strived for a more dewy face.I also needed something that was going  to leave my make-up looking fresh and fixed all whilst not being too heavy and compact on the skin. This review is on the Collection 2000 Fix me up spray .

  This was the dream a few months back , and up until recently I have been using it throughout.It's not the best fix me up spray , it doesn't last long but it keeps me going for as long as I need to usually. It help refresh and keep makeup looking a little more flawless but I wouldn't say the smell is amazing . In some ways you could say it's like a hairspray for your face .

My face make-up has been helped when using this product but I wouldn't say it does anything for your eyes unfortunately,as we can all be a little prone to anti-lasting eye makeup.
This bottle has a little spray dispenser in which the 18ml it holds sprays out on to the face as a mist.Not too much is needed for the whole surface ,however  there isn't actually a lot in this bottle of haze .
The costing comes as £5.99 if you were to purchase from Superdrug  which isn't bad.
Overall , I think I'll still be looking for a better makeup fixing spray but in the process of it , I will still be using this product , it's nothing bad but for what it's worth ,I would rather pay more and get a better result.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Betrousse Christmas beauty box review

Hi guys , today's post is on the betrousse beauty box. Now I've had a lovehate experience with this box. I'm always going to love receiving a betrousse box in the post as it's a great and exciting  treat at the end of the month but there are few times when the box isn't up to any standards that's it's supposed to live up to , nevermind mine. Anyway ,before I get of the subject let me tell you a bit about the company.


Betrousse beauty is a french company that specialise in monthly non subsciption beauty boxes for women .The boxes usually consist of more than five full size ,high end beauty products ,and accessories.The idea of Betrousse is for you to be able to have a look at whats in this months beauty box and if you like it purchase it and it will arrive at your doorstep in a matter of days.


The great thing about Betrousse is , the contents of the box will range from say a total of £75 to other boxes from £122 and they will reduce the price for you to pay to about £17 pounds depending on the box.However at the moment , there is a sale in which boxes are less than £10.To be completely honest with you, I don't see why anybody wouldn't want a Betrousse beauty box when they come that cheap.
First look at the box , it's meant to be a christmassy box but i mean there's nothing in there that sparks me as  "christmas".I think I'm gonna go in order of favorites to least favorite products.


Soin Hydra Expert hydrating and nourishing cream
I think this cream looks like it works and by a good working brand . It costs £34 for a 50ml tub and the tub looks nice and classy.Although I like the fact that Betrousse puts a lot of effort in to finding good cremes that work they do tend to base their boxes on elderly people . Almost all the cremes I get are anti aging and so aren't of much use to me.But another product for Tasaver's shelf I guess.
£34.


Skinetica anti blemish cleanser 
This is actually on of the best cleansers i have used. It really helps with my acne and calm down redness and spots. It's not that amazing at removing make-up however it does calm and sooth my skin making it feel incredibly soft and clear in the morning . I usually apply this at night after washing my face ,so basically use as a normal cleanser !
£9.99.


Montagne Jeunesse Dead sea mud spa mud mask 
Betrousse deffinately knew what my soft spot was , I absolutely love Montagne jeunesse Products. Their face masks smell amazing and do wonders for skin health.I have tried these fabric clay infused masks and they are really great and refreshing to use. I will deffinately be trying this in my busy week ahead for relaxation !
£1.49.


Belle Nigelle relaxing Massage cream 
I have found that this massage cream smells a little funny , but a moisturiser is a moisturiser , and it's what we need in the winter months. Suplements and vitamins from places that the sun can't offer!
This costs £16 and it was either this or the bath and Massage Oil by orient scents which i have to admit I would much rather have received.
£16

Saffron london cracking black nail polish


This is another repeat from last months box which is a bit dissapointed , i probably wouldn't have minded if it was a different color though.
£0.75.


Tattyoo-Betrousse Tatoo
I don't think shocked even begins to explain my feelings when discovering this accessory costed £5.Honest , I don't think you'll be seeing me walking around sporting  a Betrousse Tattoo on my arm .
£5.


Forte Pharma Turboslim Chronoactive tablets
Considering I am not over weight I don't plan on loosing a lot of weight.The extra few pounds I want to lose will most likely be lost naturally and not by using tablets.They will be of no use to me or anybody in my family and I'm wondering  as to why they had to include this.
£28.95.

Overall this box came to £97 all reduced to £9 .I mean it's a good price but I honestly think that Betrousse's box just didn't have that sparkle this time and they generally could have done better .
Received from : http://www.betrousse.co.uk/

Friday, 18 January 2013

Maybeline color sensational 175 PINK PUNCH

Hi guys , this review is going to be on the Maybeline color sensational pink punch lipstick .In the shade 175.This is a step down from the vibrancy of what I usually get , mainly because my mother told me to tone down a bit but equally nice.
I am a real fan of Maybeline's color sensational line. I have been asked before when wearing their lipsticks what I was wearing as both the lip stick and the vibrancy last literally the majority of the day.



One thing about these lipsticks is the casing , to me they look slightly tacky in their fluorescent tinted  cases .But all the while the lipstick itself is elegant and professional looking.
The lipstick is very moistured , it has a matteness about it , but is also a shine lipstick to some extent. It's not super shiny so the color is quite heavilly pigmented which is a good way to make the lips look more fuller and bold  if you're going for  that effect.So the product doesn't dry out your lips which is also helpful !



I also love the smell of this particular lip stick . It's got this scent that's kind of on the edge of sweet and that's a great thing to take in when the product is sitting right under your nose. 
I found that when comparing this to one of my oldfound no.1 lippy's the Color sensational range again - :550 Cherry Candy that the pink punch suits me better and is more bright , vibrant and less shiny . 



This is what I consider a drugstore gem, and it’s definitely one of the best Color Sensational lipsticks I’ve come across in texture and consistency, as well.  It’s very creamy, which makes application a cinch, but it’s also incredibly pigmented. It applies sheer in one swipe but the color deepens in 2-3 swipes. Moreover, it is packed with pigments that warm up on contact with the skin and stain the lips giving long lasting color. On purchasing both lipsticks, I had assumed it to be one of those sheer hydrating lipsticks that lasts for 2-3 hours  but this one turned out to be a surprise package, and a very pleasant one too! The moisturisation as well the color stays for a long time and to remove the stain, you need  a makeup remover.


Top shade : 175 pink punch :compared to
550 Cherry candy
Overall , I think I'll be using this lipstick down to the rim like I did with the previous and then probably get the same if I don't find any even better .This range consisted of 24 shades and there will deffo be one to suit someone. But this sure as hell smudges easilly ! I got this from Boots for £7.19 .

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Happy Blogaversary!

Hi guys , well I was gonna wait till my one year blogaversary to say this but now I've reached my target ,I thought what they hell , I'll mention it now . 
That's right at the end of this month , Dreamreflection will be turning one year old !I feel like it was only yesterday I abandoned Hairgalore (my first ever blog- lasted a few months)and started cracking on with what I was really compassionate about.

                                                  
After having a rather tiring 6 periods of school I got back home to find out I had hit 10,000 views.I feel like this is a HUUUUUGGGE achievement for me and am so happy to see it !I honestly did not think I would keep to  this long but I am so glad for continuing to blog.
This is a giant step for me and dreamreflection as if some of you remember dreamreflection only started off as Hairgalore which is the start of my blogging journey.I am very thankful for all my readers and all I can ask is that you keep reading what you enjoy to read .I want to say thankyou to  @amazing earrings  for the support and sponser this year and thank you to everyone that has entered the three giveaways I have hosted. 
I hope for dreamreflection to have a positive and prosperous year ahead , and I also hope to improve on my lack of posting , Sorry dollz ! 
Thanks again ! xox

Sunday, 13 January 2013

MAC Cremesheen Brave Red Lipstick

Hi guys ,I know its late but  I hope we have all had a very MERRY Christmas and a happy new year.If anything this time of the year is the time that family and friends have gotten closer.I am very blessed for my friends and family  and so to be able to celebrate and spend time with them is something I am very grateful for. If there's any post that has been awaited I think it is this one .A gift that my best friend got me that I am loving is the Mac Cremesheen brave Red lipstick.I have to say , it's a very bright red and personally I think it suits skin colors like mine on the darker side of fair rather than the paler skin colors.I know the bright reds are still quite in with the fashion,however it is a trending topic that not many people  were that keen on . I know a lot of my friends who say I wear lipstick too dark but I guess it's just about preference .



The name of this lipstick really does the product justice , it is kind of a brave color to go for .It's the shade Brave Red and the sleek and shiny casing looks cool too but I guess its just standard casing.


On to the texture, it's not a matte lipstick , yeh so there's a slight sheen to it but not mega shiny.And because of this , when it is applied to the lip it does go a few shades lighter.Looking at it in the light now it looks like a very dark pink.


What I like about this lipstick is that it moistured , there's nothing worse than dry lips .I think this color helps to make your lips look more fuller as your lips are gonna stand out with the vibrancy of the shade .It's okay for a little while , but the color is highly pigmented and as it's red the intensity will eventually fade when exposed to moisture , just like dying your hair red and washing it . So it's not very long lasting but I guess your good to go if you can reapply it regularly.


So this  costs £14  which is reasonable  considering how good quality the lipstick is , however I think I would buy a few more shades if it was a little more affordable .
Overall , I really liked this lip stick and I would thoroughly recommend it .
And thanks again for treating me to it Beth !xo

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

TED BAKER BEAUTY HAUL

Hi guys , I have a few Ted Baker beauty products that I purchased so I thought I'd do a little haul on them.

False Eyelashes and Glue 
I've never really needed to wear false eye lashes seen as my eyelashes are already quite thick  and long (thankfully) .But i decided to try them out and I absolutely love them.They are double layered and winged and feathered.Though I would like them to be a little more winged. Despite the sounds of how amazing it is , I wouldn't wear them for no reason as they don't really look very natural and can look a bit OTT.The glue is really easy to apply , you just apply it to the brim of the false lashes and stick on the edge of your eyelash from your lid. 



Eye liner 
I really like this eye liner , it really enhances my eyes and makes them stand out . Though I've said I don't like glitter the glitterness looks really nice on my waterline.It's very long lasting and hard wearing too.


Eye lash curlers 
Pretty self explanatory , curls your lashes .Not really much to say but they're a pretty gold brassy color.


Mascara
I'm not really that impressed with this mascara , it doesn't really increase volume or lash intensity or anything i want in a mascara.




Felt ended eyeshadow
There are three colors , pink , silver and a bronzey kind of color. They're all glittery and don't stay on for too long , bu they do look nice on. They're easy enough to apply with the felt tip ended applicator.They are very crumbly so be careful .

Oh and last but not least , some cute pink eyebrow tweezers !


Overall , I like having a selection of make-up brands but i personally don't think i'll be buying any more make-up from Ted Baker,I think I 'll stick with drugstore for now.

TANGLE TEEZER VS TANGLE TAMER

Hi guys , so there had been much hype on the tangle teezer recently so I thought I would go see what all the fuss was about . Much to my disappointment I went all the way to boots only to come across the Tangle Tamer. This looked like any old brush but to feel like I had actually bought something I went and bought it anyway. It wasn't too much of a mistake , after all it had it's advantages. 

The bristles are really close together and doubled for a more pristine and frizz free brush.It's like the old ouchless brush , in that it untangles hair without causing you much pain . But if you have really tight curls like me , then you'll notice it doesn't completely detangle your hair.It does make your hair feel very soft ,and it appears frizz free m, however it made my hair poofy :(


So I found myself on another trip to  Boots basket in hand , i picked up the TANGLE TEEZER. There was three types , the flowerpot , the cheetah and the original . Me , being a simple little hassle free job picked up the cheapest option , the original. This is sparkly and purple , two things i'm not too keen on.

The thing I think  everyone likes about these brushes is the fact that they are different.These paddles are perfect for people with big hands , but if you have small hands ,i'd say you'd find slight hardships in using it. Again the bristles are closely packed together to enable a frizz free and painless brush. I feel that this detangles better that the tangle tamer but the tangle tamer is easier to handle.My hair feels much softer when using the Tangle Tamer .Although , i get better volume when using the tangle teezer.


Anyway , I understand that this may all come across quite confusing , what with those "tangles " flying everywhere , so I conclude ...
The tangle teezer wins, for it's work and comes at a price of £10.99 from Boots. Click HERE  for an automatic transfer. 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Body Shop shimmer cube palette 22


Hi guys , today's review is on a little eye-shadow palette I got from The Body Shop.This partic palette is known as the shimmer cubes palette 22.As you can see it consists of four shades.

  • 01-pure turqoise
  • 02-mint green
  • 03-silver grey
  • 04-forest green 

Each are separately cased and easy to use and handle.I would say all colors blend together nicely though they are a little too bright for my liking.


 It's quite compact so you can fit this anywhere dead handy.


So these little cubes ,each are equally shiny,and as I've said before i'm not a fan of that much shine .The darkest shade and the silver grey actually look really nice as a smokey eye effect.
They are easy to apply as they are really compressed but unfortunately that's about it . I mean they lay nicely on the lid , stay on for a long time aswel .(with a good eye primer )

So they are kind of party material shades but each could  be worn on their own for more simpler looks. Overall , I think this is a real cute eye-shadow palette but for the little it is , i think it's not worth how much you pay. But that's body shop for you , they are not exactly cheap.However, I think that's the price you need to pay sometimes for good quality make-up.I mean if you're really good with your eye shadow applying skills,or have plenty of time on  your hands to practice , with this palette you could pull off having a look like this .Click for enlarged view

There are several different palettes ,including more natural toned colors and more vibrant colors . And they cost £16 now after being reduced in the sale . So they're a wee bit pricey but good quality. 

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