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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Review: Bourjois Paris 'Poudre de riz de java' (Java Rice powder)

Hello my lovelies!

It's unbelievable right? Aida is blogging....regularly! Shock, Horror. 
So today I thought I would do a review and with that share with you a new powder that I purchased as result of Gabby from VelvetGhost (who is another one of my enablers, much like Essie button). This powder claims to be an illuminating translucent powder, however it does have a tint of pink within in which totally blends out so don't let that put you off. 






Lets just begin by putting the obvious out there, yes this product is very messy. Actually, that's an understatement. If you're not careful you could have your very own indoor snow machine, it will go everywhere but don't let that be the reason that you don't buy this product and test it out for yourself, forming your own opinions on it. 

After seeing the lovely VelvetGhost talk about this in one of her videos I knew it was the right thing for me to get, a product that illuminates and sets your makeup in place? Yes please. However, having said this I'm not entirely sure whether this product was a limited edition for their 150 year anniversary or not, but I sincerely recommend that you go and check your local Boots store for this as it really is quite incredible. 
The packaging, first of all, is so adorable and rather cleverly made in the sense that the loose powder can be locked in by simply twisting the white/clear section on the inside. Leave open and unleash the snow machine. 

As far as scent goes Bourjois seems to have a love with all things granny smelling, now don't get me wrong, I personally love that old, sweet, slightly perfumy smell - as weird as that may be, but I know others don't share the same odd traits and may find this off putting. The actual powder somehow manages to mattify your makeup and make it illuminating all at the same time, magic. So for that reason I really must give the granny smell loving people at Bourjois a double thumbs up. 
The staying power and how long it can hold up without caking I feel is a little bit of a let down, but this could be something that's just happened to me as a result of my moisturising, priming (or lack of it) and foundation. I'll definitely be switching certain aspects of my routine around a little until I find a way where this powder won't crack/cake after 6 hours, simply because I love it too much to not like a particular aspect of it. 

Overall, it's a fantastic, neat little product that comes at around £10/£11 a pot and I would give it a rating of 8/10
Let me know if you've tried this product and what you thought of it! Is it a limited edition? What do you think of my new /10 rating scheme? Comment bellow!

Till' next time,

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Review: MAC Lustre Lipstick - Plumful (with Swatches)

Hey guys!

You all have permission to kill me...I know i've not been posting in a long time and I could sit here and list you all the different excuses and explanation for why this is but it's simply not excusable. I will blog, I will. 
So to kick start my millionth return into the blogging routine I thought I would do it with a review, believe it or not up until this point I had never ever tried the infamous MAC Lipsticks and I wish I knew why that is. After watching several "top MAC lipstick" videos on Youtube and seeing the wonderful Essie Button rave about this particular colour (she is my enabler) I thought I may as well just give in and purchase it! I couldn't be happier with my decision. 







As far as packaging and visual appeal goes MAC is a winner with their bullet like lipsticks that can be recognised world wide. I also noticed something about the smell of this lipstick that I was not expecting, it smells very much like the old lipsticks your mum may have worn when you were much younger however this smells slightly more luxurious than that. 

With this being a Lustre it means that its more on the sheer side of things, however if you're anything like me you won't mind building the colour up to the desired shade. Another factor that many of you will find desirable is the fact that it feels extremely light on the lips and for that reason the Lustres are probably the perfect choice for everyday wear. 

I can't imagine this lipstick lasting a very long time as it's already fairly sheer and so will rub off sooner than perhaps their Matte coverage. 


Please note that the colour in person is darker than shown on these images and more purple toned, for whatever reason my camera decided to not sure that but these images are still an accurate representation. 

After I took these pictures I had a frenzy thinking that I had an exact dupe of this from the drugstore, to my delight (as I didn't want to have spent £15 for nothing) I hadn't as this is a much more raspberry colour than my other lipsticks. 

You can also build the colour up more than this if you wished for a more opaque and deeper raspberry/plum colour, bare in mind that your lip colour also has an effect on how lipsticks show up. 

Till' next time,

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