Clinique High Impact Mascara Review

I mentioned in my last post that I had managed to get my hands on a few deluxe samples/mini’s of Clinique products following an offer. Alongside trying the Superprimer I also got to try the Clinique High Impact Mascara which I was quite excited about since it’s such a hyped up product.

As mentioned I have a sample but I quite like the metallic green and black packaging. I don’t have much else to say except for the brush handle appears to be fairly short with a very large brush which is interesting. The full size of this retails for £18.00 which to me is high end, this is also available in two colours black and black/brown.

Clinqiue describe this mascara as the following:
High Impact’ mascara is multi-benefit mascara that adds maximum volume with definition and length effortlessly. The specially developed brush and formula work together to dramatically thicken lashes while combing for separation. It is suitable for all skin types.

As mentioned above the brush is very fat with the formula being slightly on the wet side. The brush actually reminds me of the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara which is one of my all time favourites. Whilst you can get right in the lashes with this brush though it doesn’t offer anything in terms of separation but it does add volume without excessive clumping which I do like.

I actually do quite like this mascara however, it doesn’t quite trump my all time favourites which do wonders for volume and separation (what can I say? I want it all). My main issue with this is like all mascaras this does transfer onto hooded eyes. I’ve managed to not have this affect me too much by applying my mascara extra carefully but this does mean that I do miss out on separation as I can’t apply too much.

The formula, is quite black (not as black as the Eyeko Black Magic) but definitely black rather than that crappy grey black that a lot of mascaras offer. I do also notice a difference in how dramatic my lashes look.
 
(Left: Lashes Before, Right: Lashes after using this mascara)

Overall, this isn’t bad, it hasn’t blown my favourite mascaras out of the water but in fairness I have tried a lot of mascaras but this isn’t bad. If volume is your thing that I think you would like this, just bear in mind you don’t get much in terms of control and separation.

The Clinique High Impact Mascara is available here for £18.00.

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Clinique Superprimer Face Primer

Clinique is a brand that I’m hit and miss with, some of their products I really do like but many I just don’t get on with and I find that for the price there are alternative products that deliver exactly what I need. Having said that, Clinique had an offer on a while ago where if you picked up two products you got a bag of deluxe samples to try. One of these samples was the Clinique Superprimer which I’ve been trialing over the past tow weeks, here’s my thoughts.

As mentioned I have a deluxe sample of this but the packaging is near enough the same as the full size except the full size has a metal lid. To be honest the package doesn’t really excite me it’s quite minimalistic and plain but we all know it’s what’s inside that counts. For the full sized 30ml product this is £22.00 which I consider high end.

The product description is as follows:
NEW Superprimer Face Primer, your foundations new best friend! Oil free light weight formula gives skin a natural perfected appearance smoothing skins texture and improving foundation quality of wear. Available for six concerns including a universal shade and colour correcting shades.

I believe that this is the universal shade as this is a white cream that blends straight into the skin without leaving behind any colour or residue. In terms of texture this is a cream with a slight silicone feeling, it reminds me of the Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer which I wasn’t a fan of only this is less sticky and wet feeling on the skin.

In terms of properties this doesn’t do anything for my pores, I actually find that when I apply this it is fairly lightweight and it provides a base for my foundation but I’m not sure it really blows me away, there’s no exceptional smoothing or pore filling properties that makes me feel that this is a standout product, having said that it is preferable over skipping primer as it acts as something for my foundation to hold on to.

In terms of longevity I haven’t noticed this improve how long my foundation stays on but I have noticed a very slight improvement on how my foundation sits on my skin but it’s barely decipherable and not significant enough to warrant the price.

I would like to point out that this isn’t a bad product it just is one of those that doesn’t seem to do much, will I use it up? Yes. Would I repurchase? No. This doesn’t feel like a product that I absolutely need but I do have combination skin which is on the drier side at the moment (save for my chin). I think that those with oily skin would probably get on with this as it has the same hold as a silicone primer but without stripping the natural oils and hydration from the skin.

Overall, this isn’t bad but I’m a tad disappointed, I expected a lot more from this but I actually prefer the Benefit Porefessional or the GOSH Velvet Touch Primer. Personally, I wouldn’t repurchase this and I probably wouldn’t recommend it either.

The Clinique Superprimer Face Primer is available here for £22.00.

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Superdrug Misty Bodyspray Review

Today I’m talking about a product that again is quite underrated, annoyingly I can’t link it as it’s not available online however, don’t worry because I’m sure that Superdrug sell these in store! I’m a huge fan of bodysprays, they’re great for freshening up through the day and stopping me from using up my perfume too quickly. Today I’m sharing with you Misty which is a really lovely scent.

Starting with the packaging I absolutely love it, it has a beautiful purply blue metallic base with the cutest little images of umbrellas and rain, how can you not love that? This was also very budget friendly at only 90p. In the past I’ve not always got on with Superdrug’s bodysprays finding them to be rather cheap and tacky smelling but I have to say Misty has changed that.

Although I don’t know the exact notes for this it’s quite a floral scent, it does have this freshness to it though that I also really like, not so much aquatic but just a clean fresh scent, it definitely reminds me of a crisp, cold day with mist and fog! The scent is very hard to describe but it’s a medley of florla and freshness with a dash of fruitiness to it from Passionflower, it’s not got much sweetness to it but has just enough to tie the scent together.

In terms of longevity, this lasts a couple of hours, it’s nothing too crazy but then again I don’t ever expect that from a bodyspray, it’s just enough that it helps me freshen up throughout the day and for 90p you really can’t go wrong.

Overall, this is a lovely scent and surprising from Superdrug’s own range, I would repurchase this and I would recommend. It’s not my usual scent but I actually really like it!

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Lacoste Touch of Pink Eau De Toilette Review

This review is extremely overdue because I have to admit I’ve been using this perfume since I was a young teenager so it’s very nostalgic! I’m not going to write a super lengthy intro just know that this is a wonderful scent and there’s a reason I still love it here’s my thoughts.

Starting with the packaging, this comes in a pink box with white writing and the bottle is quite simplistic with a pink gradient which I really like. Of course this comes in different sizes however, I have the 30ml which retails for £29.00 (unless you seek out budget friendly websites that have discounts on this.)

In terms of scent I would describe this as a fruity floral. I’m not typically a fan of a lot of floral scents but this is quite light and fresh smelling, the notes are as follows:

Top Notes: Coriander Leaves, Blood Oranges and Cardamon.
Middle Notes:  
Jasmine, Violet Leaves and Carrot Seed.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk.

What I like about this is that it initially smells quite fruity but then when it dries down it becomes warmer and sweeter. The violet adds a slight powdery scent to it without making the scent too dated, I think the punchier notes like blood oranges lift this up and keep it fresh and fruity.

The longevity of this is quite good, of course I don’t always smell scent on myself but the day after I can always smell this lingering on my clothes. What I also like about this is that it’s a scent that can be worn by many, both myself and my nan like this and it smells nice on us both!

Overall, this is a scent that has withstood the test of time and I really do like it, I would repurchase this and I would happily recommend this to those who love fruity/floral scents or people who want to try a floral scent but aren’t sure where to start.

The Lacoste Touch of Pink EDT is available here for £29.00 for 30ml.

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No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Thunderstorm Review

The No7 nail polishes are in my opinion vastly underrated. I have a couple from the brand and I always find that the shades are beautiful and that the formulas are glossy. I was given this one a while ago, it’s from the Stay Perfect range which I quite like, here’s my thoughts.

The shade Thunderstorm is this beautiful deep grey. Unlike many grey’s which are a flat shade, this is actually quite unusual in the fact that it’s a deep almost blue toned grey. These polishes are what I would consider to be mid-range at six pounds per polish.

Starting with the brush, this is a flat, slightly wide brush which I really like as it makes it very easy to coat the nails. The lid of these polishes is rounded which makes it fairly easy to grip the polish although I think it would be better if the lid was slightly thinner but that’s just me.

As mentioned above, the shade of this is fairly unusual, as you can see from the photos this is a blue/purple toned grey rather than a pale mouse grey but I really like that as it adds a unique edge to the polish and definitely reminds me of dark rain clouds before a thunderstorm.
 
This requires two coats to be fully opaque however, once this is dry you are left with a beautifully glossy finish. This lasted around four days on me without a topcoat however, once it does chip it chips fairly badly so I would definitely recommend a topcoat if you don’t like reapplying your polish mid-week.

Overall, I like this, it’s not a polish that I would rush out to repurchase or that I would recommend as you don’t need it however, it does deliver what I expected and for £6.00 you can’t really go wrong.

The No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Thunderstorm is available here for £6.00.

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Pastel Goth Inspired LOTD

Throughout my uni days I could be considered a goth and if I’m honest I’ve always had a love for anything alternative or bold. I’ve been looking into the pastel goth style and whilst my clothing tends to be a lot darker it inspired me to create a makeup look. If you haven’t heard of pastel goth before think of pretty unicorn pastel shades teamed with black liner and dark lipstick, sounds good right?

Eyes
Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream
I always like to use this eye cream to add radiance to my undereyes since I have permanent under eye circles. This also acts as a lovely eye base for my primer.
MUA Pro Primer Eye Primer
This is a budget friendly eye primer but it really does the job, it doesn’t do much in terms of smoothing but the liquid formula dries down and it always locks my eyeshadow into place and increases the intensity of the pigment.
BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
I love using this eyeshadow palette for colourful of whimsical looks such as this because it has a wide variety of shades. Sadly the shades don’t have names but I used a mint green shade across the lids, then a pastel pink in the crease. Finally instead of using liner on my last line I actually took a deeper purple shade and ran that across the lower lash line for a softer look.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Zero
I adore this pencil liner as it’s super black and it stays on for ages with minimal running. You can’t see it in this photo but I simply used this on my tightline to emphasise my upper lashes.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
I still love the concealer for both spots and my under eyes but in this look I only had one blemish so this was mainly used under my eyes to reduce the dark circles and as usual it brightened my under-eyes without creasing.
Soap and Glory Supercat Felt Tip Liner
I don’t do winged liner often because it’s very difficult on hooded eyes plus it always ends up fading however, for the purpose of this look I wanted to add an edginess. This liner is easy enough to work with the only downside is that the pigment fades over time so I can’t get a truly black line without layering it up.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
I’m not enjoying this mascara now that it’s dried out a lot as I find it clumps my lashes but for this look I wanted my lashes to be quite bold and black (plus I’m trying to use this up) I think that this works better when you first open it and it’s quite wet.
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
My go-to brow product this is great for filling in and sculpting the brows. I prefer my brows to be less blocky and straight so I like to use the wax to fill in and shape and then the powder to soften them and set them into place.

Face
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
I’ve just used this up but I quite enjoyed using this. This is a hybrid between a gel and a cream in terms of texture but it works to add plenty of radiance to the skin which I really like.
L’oreal True Match Foundation in 1N
This is my go-to high street foundation I love the satin finish, dewy appearance and medium coverage the only downside is that this doesn’t have much longevity to it otherwise I’d wear it every day!
MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in Iridescent Pink
I’m still obsessed with this highlighter and it’s only £4! This is beautiful oyster pink shade which works really well with a look like this. You can build up the intensity with this but I prefer to wear it subtly to add a sheen to my cheekbones without looking like a neon sign.
MUA Velvet Touch Blusher in Ritzy
This cream blusher is actually very underrated, it can be quite bold but it sheers out beautifully, I simply tapped some of this onto the apples of my cheeks and then blended for a healthy glow. The texture is beautifully soft and blendable so it feels like it melts into the skin.

Lips
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Shameless Violet
With pastel goth you can go for a soft lip or go for a bolder lip, I decided to go for a deep purple to balance out the pastels. This one is by Estee Lauder, it is a matte but it has quite a creamy texture so it doesn’t feel overly drying on the lips.

That concludes this look, if you enjoyed it please hit the like button and let me know in the comments if you ever wear whimsical shades, I was channeling my inner Mirana here!

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Dermo28 Unica Anti-Aging Absolute Treatment Review

I may be quite critical but so far my experience of Dermo28 is that they are quite an expensive brand but I haven’t really seen the results on my own skin. Today I’m going to be talking about the Anti-Aging Absolute Treatment and whilst I know that I’m not the target audience I still like to use anti-aging skincare where I can to be proactive.
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I had a sample of this product but the full size comes in a clinical looking monochrome tube. This is definitely high end and is priced at £90.00 which I personally think is incredibly expensive and overpriced, if I’m completely honest I can’t really see the justification for the price but that is just me, I’m a budget girl at heart!

Dermo28 is an Italian brand who have recently made a breakthrough into the UK market (hence some of the translation issues with the product descriptions). This product aims to treat deep wrinkles and is marketed as a moisturiser. The product description for this is as follows:

The best product of the DERMO28 technology. A cream that donates a soft and silky effect to your skin and provides the most advanced global programme against cutaneous ageing. Your skin will appear perfectly protected and deeply moisturised, with an instant effect of smoothness and brightness. It treats and prevents the signs of ageing, it leaves your skin radiant and perfectly hydrated, it looses your skin, leaving it silky and soft…”

Starting with the texture and scent, this has a light scent that is quite difficult to place but isn’t offensive or too strong, I’m unsure whether perfume is included within this but it didn’t irritate my skin which is a plus. The texture is a cream but slightly on the thicker side. This actually reminded me of the Eve Taylor products that I reviewed in the fact that this felt a tad heavy on the skin and didn’t sink in easily.

In terms of the results I didn’t really notice any difference in my skin, whilst I don’t have wrinkles so I couldn’t measure that the smoothing and hydrating properties didn’t really stand out to me, I still used a primer and my skin felt near enough the same as it had before.

Overall, this product just didn’t do anything for me and for the price tag I expected a lot more. Personally I wouldn’t recommend or repurchase this but of course you may have a different experience to me especially if you have mature skin.

The Dermo28 Unica Anti-Aging Absolute Treatment is available for £90.00.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments if you use any anti-ageing products (I love the Urban Decay Anti-Ageing Eye Primer and the Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Complex), I’d also love to know if you have tried any products from Dermo28 and what your thoughts were.

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