Monday, 14 April 2014
Maybelline Baby Lips Tinted Balms, OMG! (i've had this post in my draft for ages but totally forgot to post it). This is one drugstore brand that always delivers seriously. I cant sing enough praises for these balms, they are so moisturising and very natural looking at the same time. They come in this nice simple packaging where you can actually see the true colour of the balm and they are inexpensive at £2.99 a tube, i got two colours in Pink Punch and Peach Kiss.
Pink Punch is a light flush pink and the colour pay off is very rich as you can see from the pic above, it gives the perfect hint of colour and isn't drying at all. Peach Kiss is my favourite, very natural, smooth and the moisture is perfect for my lips. I pop these at night before bed and in mornings to heal my lips and help prevent cracking and flakes, these balms come in very handy for me especially when i don't feel like wearing lipstick or lipgloss, i just apply them and am good to go with plump lips, i highly recommend them for that subtle sheen tints they give the lips with a touch of glossiness to warm it up whilst hydrating the lips. They even have SPF in them, last very long on the lips and come in different colours so one is spoilt for choice. It's a tube that can go in your bag, purse, even your wallet can hold it because it's that small and light and they smell normal like any balm, you really cant go wrong having one or two. Thanks for reading and have a great week ahead, Toodles. xoxo bynki
Singer Pink is the new face for COVERGIRL new collection 'Flamed out'. This collection is so hot i have asked my friend in the states to buy me some of the products, from the campaign ad you can see Pink rocking the very vibrant, bright and bold colours. I love covergirl makeup range, they are blendable and very affordable, the only problem is that it's quite difficult to get here in the UK otherwise they are very good.
Flamed out shadow pot in twelve amazing colours.
Flamed out shadow pencil in ten colours, also in the collection is Flamed out mascara. As soon as mine arrive, i will do a full review. Thanks for reading and Toodles. xoxo bynki
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Mac Playland Collection hits stores on the 17th April (US) and May (International) and i can't wait to hopefully snap up these lovely bright and colourful makeup. The collection is filled with beautiful spring colours and this is how MAC describes it
Welcome to M.A.C. Playland, a funtastical wonderland of enchantment and delight, where spring becomes a fabulous whirlwind of creativity and amusement. Fantasize…Your funhouse of purest colour awaits. Make merry in luscious shades of lipstick and lipglass that illuminate lips in playful pinks, brilliant purples and bright corals. Tease, tantalize and toy around with a carousel of Casual Color pots in neon orange and hot pink, to stand out bright as balloons in a blue spring sky. To further amuse in joyfully saturated hues, Pigments offer the promise of leisure and mirth, while Chromagraphic Pencil adds a cotton-candy cascade of colors to this season’s most stylish and fun-packed fantasy. Can handle such a thrill-ride of pleasure?
I am really going to be saving up for this collection and i hope you do same too if you are a beauty junkie like me because our wallet will sweat (that i can assure you), Credit to chicprofile for pics. Thanks for reading and Toodles, xoxo bynki
Friday, 4 April 2014
Mac just released another spring collection called Mac Request 2014, its a trend MAC has been following for 2 years now to bring back to customer their favourite products from the past, products were posted on their facebook page and customer voted to pick what they wanted to see again and the polls are in. (sorry for the poor quality pics)
These lipstick also came with lipglossese to match in same colours, Three eyeshadows were also voted for and they include
These are available now online only but only for a limited time as they are LE, if you fancy anything, be sure to snap it fast as they usually sell out and wouldn't be returning again. Thanks for reading and Have a wonderful weekend. Toodles, xoxo bynki
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Hi guys, Happy New Month to you all. The product am reviewing today is a skin moisturiser called Embryolisse, it's taken me awhile to review this cream because i didn't care much for it when i first got it, but after randomly finding it in my makeup drawer, i gave it a shot and boy, it works wonders!. It's a creamy moisturiser that feels very nice on the skin and also makes it glow in a natural way. It's been around for ages too and contains ingredients like mineral oil, aloe vera, shea butter, beeswax and soya. It's a dermatologist laboratory creme formulated in paris.
This lait- creme concentre lotion really hydrates the skin and soften it in the process too, i mean it seriously moisturised my skin when i apply it in the morning on a clean fresh face. Once on the face, you can feel the firmness it gives to skin and instantly skin is renewed, this creme honestly has rich nutrients that skin needs for a natural healthy glow. It worked well on my oily/combination skin without any breakouts and because it's so creamy, the face absorbs it quickly, the texture is not too heavy and not too light, it's just perfect . I have been using it so much now that it has replaced my primer, yes it totally does the job of a primer and even more, It's a perfect base for makeup and foundation stays put all day, no shifting whatsoever. It is suitable to all skin types and can be used on the entire body, it heals and clears any skin irritation / dry patches too. Another thing i really like about this product is the simple packaging, a white small tube with detailed instructions printed on the back, it also smell normal, no scent or perfume. It comes in different volumes 30ml and 75ml so you can choose, i really like it and wish i had been using it all this while instead of just dumping it in my drawer, But now that i've found it again, it's my favourite moisturiser and i highly recommend it to anyone out there looking for a good skin moisturiser or even a primer as it does both jobs. With so many great things already said about this product, i have one slight concern, the price!, I don't like the fact that it's expensive, it's not cheap and that's dissappointing to me, but i believe it's worth getting because it actually works! Treat your skin to this creme and see how natural and healthy your skin would become, it's one of my beauty cult favourites now. Thanks for reading and Toodles! xoxo bynki
Friday, 7 March 2014
Hello my lovely readers, today am reviewing the Mac Prep+Prime Colour Correcting Loose Powder in Adjust, last week i talked about the CC cream in Neutralize and it was such an awful product but this one is so different. Before i start, can i just say how impressed i am with this loose powder, it's that good, it beats the transculent powder hands down, no joke! I quite like the packaging too, a small round jar, that has a powder sifter inside. It made a little mess when i first opened it because i shaked the jar a little too much so i advice you tightly secure the lid and screw the top properly to avoid waste when you use it.
Mac described it as a tinted powder to help correct and blur imperfections on the face, this product does exactly just that, it's smooth and silky and feel very skin like on the face, this particular shade brightens the face and you can use it as a setting powder. When i used it on my oily skin, my face felt relaxed and my makeup lasted the entire day without a shift neither did it alter my foundation, and it practically absorbed all the oil on my face, it covered redness on my cheek which the neutralize is suppose to do and all fine lines gone! The powder is so light and you only need a little to set the face, the texture feels like velvet and the tinted colour wasn't noticeable at all once applied. This powder is everything i could ask for and more, it's quite similar to the ben nye banana powder but it beats it hands down and the colours are different too (this one is a peachy beige colour)
This powder will work fine for any skin tone and because it comes in Three other shades, you can always find the one to suit your colour. I will be buying another one, the Neutralize shade in Loose asap for under my eyes. Other shades in the range are Neutralize, Lavender, Recharge and they all come in different texture, Cream, Loose and Pressed, so far the Loose is the best and it's what i recommend especially for oily skin, although it's quite messy during application which is why people stay away from loose powders and thats where the pressed compact comes in handy to fit into your purse for touch ups. The only tiny con i have about this powder is the price, it's so small (8g) and cost £20 and that put me off initially but after i used it, i realise it's far superior and well worth the price!. Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and Toodles. xoxo bynki
Monday, 3 March 2014
Hi guys, happy new month to you all. I received some of these products from Mac from their two new collection - A Fantasy of Flower and CC prep+prime, i only received the mineralized skinfinish in Stereo Rose from the FOF collection and am sorry i don't have it in this picture, (completely forgot to snap it along), it's such a lovely powder and i will be doing a review just for it soon. From the CCP+P collection, i got the cream and powder in adjust and neutralize, i will be reviewing only the colour correct cream in neutralize today because i am yet to test the powder in adjust. Normally i would test out both, but because my face is still healing from all the acnes and blemishes i got recently, i only test out products one at a time.
I bought 2 Heroine Lipstick as it was back in stock after a long time and guess what? it's permanent! Heroine is a deep bright purple/violet colour matte lipstick and it's a fan favourite and was quite difficult to get then because it was limited edition but Mac has finally answered our request (beauty junkies like me) and made it permanent, grab yourself this gorgeous shade this spring/summer and feel fabulous. I also got Magenta Lip liner, a bright deep purple colour, this is another stunning shade to line the lips to help prevent bleeding. Next thing i got was the Luxury powder puff, i like to use both brush and puff for my powder application, It comes in a pack of two with a pretty satin detail attached at the top, this is so you can fit your fingers into it, making it easier to hold the puff. It's thick and double padded and feels very soft on the face, i really like it.
Now onto the review proper, i was really excited to try this new Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting SPF 30 cream mostly because of the yellow base colour, it's a tinted corrector supposed to be used under your foundation or on it's own, for very light coverage to help reduce redness and also neutralize the face or any particular area, in general it's a multi tasking formula, very creamy and pigmented. It applied very smooth on the face but am sorry to say this is a NO for me, i just think it has too much yellow in it, besides i didn't notice any much difference on my face when i applied it, however it slightly covered the redness on my cheeks (not fully), i feel like this would be great for dry skin and for those who want a prep primer to provide hydration for the face. I owe the Fortified Skin Enchancer Illuminateur de teint SPF 35 and this is pretty much the same, so if you have that, i advice you skip this and go for the other textures in loose and compact form. It comes in three other shades
Adjust - peachy beige
Illuminate - lavender
Recharge - apricot
It's available instore for £23, i have already started testing out the loose powder and will do a review by the end of the week alongside the FOF stereo rose skinfinish. I wish you all a blessed week, Toodles. xoxo bynki
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
This year Chanel has added eight new eyeshadow to their Les Ombre Collection. Each eyeshadows comes in a palette that contains four unique eye colours which represents a coloured tweed thread (Chanel signature fabric). I have two Chanel eyeshadows and i can swear they are amazing and offer everything you would want from an eyeshadow, they would be available here in the UK from March, cant wait!
Next to release their spring collection is Smashbox and this collection is called Santigold Collection, i don't own any smashbox product (very strange) but am really looking forward to receiving some of their product (especially this collection) from a close friend of mine for Review. The name santigold comes from an American artist, songwriter and producer Santi White, she designed this collection and said it will be a limited edition so if you are a smashbox fan, i suggest you snap these up once they get released in April this year. Have a happy mid-week guys and Toodles. xoxo bynki
Monday, 24 February 2014
Hello guys, hope you all had a well rested weekend. Today am reviewing the Mac Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass, its a frost lipstick and very different from what we've seen rihanna put out for Mac in her previous campaign. The packaging is so pretty with a deep red and black colour design and as usual rihanna added her personal touch with her signature stamped on the bullet. Mac describes the lipstick as a frosty blue red but i don't think it's that frosty, only a little shimmer to make the lips look more plump and standout. When applied on the lips, you get a semi opaque finish with slight shimmer.
I am wearing only the Lipstick in this photo above and yes you can wear it alone, it's packed full with glitter and Mac describes it as a cool berry pink with tons of pink shimmer to it. I really like it as its very creamy and doesn't feel sticky or grainy, i lasted well on me for about 2-3 hrs and it didn't move at all.
Next is the Lipstick which i am so excited about, i thought it would be the same colour as RiRi Woo but how wrong was i, both colour and texture are very different and it's such a pretty red shade colour with metallic red flecks in it. Above photo on top right is the lipstick alone and photo under is both lipstick and lipglass together (So HOT). This combo is so gorgeous and well worth it, it has the right amount of frost in it and is totally wearable. It lasted quite a while on me, about 5hrs and when it eventually faded, it left tons of red pretty sparkle on my lips. Mac and Rihanna sure did good on this one and 100% of the proceed goes to support people living with HIV/AIDS, so your money does actually support a great cause. It's available for one year and i will be buying one more just to keep on the side because i really really like it. Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead, Toodles. xoxo bynki
Thursday, 20 February 2014
I recieved my Glossybox yesterday and believe you me, they sure made some improvement after loads of disappointing boxes and i must say the design of the box definitely has the loook of love (Valentine) as well as the title 'Be Mine'. This month's content includes pretty, girly, useable, useful goodies and i am most certain that i will be using every single one of them, Let's see what we've got
Ciate London Paint Pot- I love ciate nail polish, they are chic, very feminine and stunningly sophisticated. I am really looking forward to trying it on, most especially as red is my favourite colour, Glossy box did good with this one. It's full size and cost £9.
Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe, Stick It Up Gum- I never really buy toni and guy hair products and the only serum i have from them was from my glossy box last year. I did enjoy using it and still use it to nourish my weave and i will be trying this out as it says it gives a high shine finish and extra volume so we'll see! although am not keen on the 'stick it up gum' title, hopefully it's not gel like texture. Full size £7.20 90ml
Miner Comestics Cocktail Kiss- According the research, this one is favoured by celebs, inspired by the world's best cocktail and has a unique favour to create that perfect pout. This for sure will be handy in my bag so i can top up during the day for extra glossy lip. One size £2.99 for 12ml
Lindt Lindor Treat Bar- Last but certainly not least is this chocolate bar, an extra treat to celebrate valentine and i will be indulging myself with this, it is indeed a perfect little treat any time, any here! thanks glossybox. One size £0.79 (one bar) and £16.59 for 24 bars.
So there you have it, this month's box which i absolutely adore and wish every box will be/continue like this with even more with products like foundation and blushes. The whole content is worth about £32.80 and it's a good thing to know that glossybox actually acknowledged their customers and listen to their views hence this month's box with everything full size, hope they keep improving as that's what we want and pay for! Have a great day and LoL, xoxo bynki
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Hi guys, hope you all are doing great. I got sent some lovely skincare products and they are from giant skincare brand Neutrogena and this is their visibly clear range, they include a face wash, moisturiser and a spot stress control treatment. This review is very positive as i not only found them effective but have gotten myself a new facial regime.
First is the visibly clear oil-free facial wash, a thick gel texture with bronze orange colour which deeply cleanses the skin and remove any impurities, it literally removed my makeup in seconds with light scrub and left my face feeling fresh and relaxed. It wasn't too drying at all and i only needed 2-3 pumps to wash my entire face (it even removed my mascara and gel eye liner), it is suitable for all skin types which is a bonus and because it's oil free, it will help cleanse the skin from excess oil which produces pimples on the face, it also has a pleasant smell which i loev. The bottle looks good, very simply and has a pump to dispense product onto hand with a light press at the top, but i hate the fact that it's not travel friendly as it will leak at the tip once it's laid flat / packed in your wash bag. I highly recommend this product but please bear in mind it does not completely eliminate acnes, it only reduces them and prevent them from coming back/ recurring.
Next is the visibly clear oil-free moisturiser which in my opinion is perfect for me because i wear makeup practically everyday and this product is such a light moisturiser to help open up the pores and unclogs spots on my face, It's a creamy texture lotion that has menthol to it and i feel the fresh methol for about 5 mins after i apply it on my face. The smell is fresh and it melts into skin immediately, i really like this one and recommend it too, you can even use it under your makeup to keep it fresh all day.
Last but certainly not least is the visibly clear spot stress control moisturiser, i really like the name of this one because for all we know, we get spots on our faces due to stress and this ultra - light treatment cream with its Microclear technology is made to deeply penetrate into skin and help clear away spots, it feels so cool and smooth once absords on skin and i noticed how easy and smooth it glides onto skin and within seconds it dries up leaving skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It's not just a spot remover, it's also a stress reliever because you instantly feel calm along with a lovely fresh smell of green tea and cucumber extracts. All three products are great and are carefully developed with dermatologists which is why i highly recommend them to everyone and they are well priced and suit every skin type, one bottle/tube can last you a long time and you know you are getting value for money because the formulas are excellent and effective. Toodles and LoL, bynki
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Mac released pictures for their Spring 2014 collection and it's called Mac A Fantasy Of Flowers.
It's filled with bright colours and the collection has alot to offer as we'll be seeing new pigments, fluidlines, blushes, msf, eyeshadows, mascara, brushes and nail polishes along side lipsticks with lovely pink and purple shades.
It's already been launched in the US and will be made available to the UK and other international Mac locations by March 2014. Anything you like? This collection is packed with all the basics you will need for Spring/Summer and because the shades are so lovely it's going to be hard to resist not picking up two or three items from the entire collection. Am saving already, are you??? Toodles and LoL, bynki
Hello my lovely readers, today am reviewing an old time favourite of mine, a lip gloss Nars 'Turkish Delight'. I have been using it for well over a year now but it only recently crossed my mind that i haven't reviewed it yet and that's because i'm actually not a lip gloss person at all thou i have a few. Let's start with the packaging - It comes in a typical lip gloss style long tube with a wand to apply the gloss, it's plain and simple and the tube is transparent allowing you to see the gloss itself, A very girly gorgeous shade with wearable pay-off.
Nars describes it as a pink sorbet colour but i say it's more like a soft baby pink with milky beige tone once applied onto lips, the formula is very creamy and pigmented that you can even wear it alone without lipstick. It looks thick but it's very lightweight when on the lips and i can tell you this gloss last a very long time, about 4-5 hours before it starts to fade. Another reason why i love this gloss is because of how moisturizing it is and the texture just can't be beaten! Nars lip glosses are by far the creamiest gloss i have ever used, that said they smell awful, the scent isn't pretty at all and like all lip gloss, it can look streaky with lines and patches if you don't prep your lip before hand. I mostly wear this gloss during summer as it creates that perfect pout for daytime or evening look, i think it's quite pricey for everyday wear as you can easily get a cheaper lip gloss that gives you a similar look But if you can afford it, get it as you wouldn't be dissappointed. This gloss remains one of my Favourite! Stay blessed everyone and Toodles. xoxo bynki
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Hi guys, today am reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hill DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate and this is a very positive review. Anastasia beverly hill is a well known brand and she is very famous amongst celebrities and known as the queen of brows. I was particularly drawn to this product because i have heard many good things about it being smudge proof and water proof. I decided to try this dipbrow pomade myself as i already have the brow wiz pencil in soft brown, i wanted to compare both.
We all know having a perfect brow is very essential to one's face and brow brings out the shape of the face. This dipbrow pomade is a miracle and i think i actaully prefer it to my brow wiz pencil in soft brown also from Anastasia ( i love my brow wiz still and my shade soft brown is everything)
It's a gel texture pomade with the same consistency of a cream eyeliner, very creamy and a little goes a long way, just one dip on my angled brow brush is enough to fill both my brows leaving me with a very natural look and it drys in like 5 seconds, it's so easy to apply and it blends effortlessly on the skin. What stands out the most is the lasting power of the product, it will last you from the minute you apply it till when you decide to take it off at night and you might even need a makeup remover to do so. It doesn't smell and it's not sticky either and it's perfect for any brow (full or scantly) and any weather.
Be rest assured this pomade would fade out during the day as it's very pigmented therefore perfect for every skin types from dry to very oily. It comes in 5 gorgeous shades - Blonde, Ebony, Auburn, Chocolate, Dark Brown. The packaging is very pretty, sturdy and of high quality, it looks just like Mac paint pots. I really like this product as it can take you from natural look to a more dramatic look all depending on how much you apply. I highly recommend it if you'll looking for good quality brow product as you wouldn't be dissappointed, Enjoy the rest of you day and Toodles. xoxo bynki
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Hello my wonderful readers, today am reviewing this blemish treatment gel called Origins Super Spot Remover. I have quite a lot of blemishes right now and it's freaking me out they are refusing to go, so i got this gel to help clear my face. Firstly the product promises to correct visible blemishes and help skin eliminate excess oils and pore clogging, it has skin calming caffeine and red algan to help relieve redness, the buzz surrounding this product is very positive so i thought to give it a try because i couldn't resist hoping it will clear my face but sadly it didn't do much (had high expectations). I was sad and confused at the same time because the product contained Salicylic acid which is a key and powerful ingredient to help fight spot.
It comes in a pint sized plastic bottle and has a clear gel texture with very strong smell, i used it twice a day on clean skin (avoiding the eye area) and immediately i could feel it sting and that told me it was working. You only need apply a tiny amount because it's very drying and too much drying can flake the skin, i didn't have an issue with the drying because i have oily skin. I was surprised at how small the bottle is as the price is pretty high £14 but i can guarantee it will last a long time. It's definitely not a holy grail product for me but i can firmly say it did reduce the size of my larger breakouts and also the redness making my face feel calm but all the spot remained. That said i will NOT be buying this product again simple because it didn't do what i expected of it. Rightnow i'm just going to stick with my normal facial routine because i know these blemishes were as a result of testing and using different foundations/products on my face so i feel like if i let my face relax, it will all dissappear hopefully. I wish you all a happy weekend, Toodles. xoxo bynki
Monday, 27 January 2014
Hi guys! I've got some lovely foundation brushes and beauty blenders for sales. RC comestic brand and very affordable and high quality, i know because i use them, highly recommended
One Foundation Brush + One Beauty Blender + Including Delivery = £10
One Foundation Brush + One Beauty Blender - Excluding Delivery = £7
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Thank you. xoxo bynki
Hello guys! I did a little haul from boots the other day and almost everything i got where either half price or buy one get one half price. I love to shop in boots when they have promotions and discount sales because one can stock up on basic essentials for less. Included in this haul is my new Anastasia beverly hills dipbrow pomade, it's the lastest product from the queen of brows and i decided to get one for myself because i love her products. i dropped it in this boots plastic when it arrived.
After my review on the Wilkinson Intuition sword i received for free, i told you guys i was going to repurchase the product because i really liked it, well i bought two. I picked up the revitalising and sensitive care sword at boots and i got them for half price £3.49 each (what a bargain). I also got Nivea pearl and beauty roll-on, it's my favourite one and i love how it keeps my under arm dry and smooth all day, it smell lovely too, very feminine. Next is the Maybelline baby lips, after i did a post during the launch of these balms, i got sent some for review but i mistakenly gave them out to a friend without even testing them out (how silly), i saw them on promo for buy one, get one half price and decided to buy two colours i believe i would use, they are Peach Kiss and Pink Punch. I also got the Origins super spot remover, remember i told you guys that my face is breaking out big time, well i bought this to help treat it. Then i got a new nail polish remover, this one really caught my eye, it's different from the regular liquid bottle remover that you use with cotton wool, this one is called Pretty Quik Manicure on the go, it claims it's an instant nail polish remover, i can't wait to try it and do a review on it. Last but certainly not least is Anastasia brow pomade, a cream brow filler, i have the pencil brow wiz and it's fab so am hoping this will top it. I shall be doing a review on each items individually once i use them particularly the Origins. Wishing you all a great week ahead, Toodles. xoxo bynki