Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Holiday Guest Blogger: Imogen!

When Char asked for guest bloggers I knew I wanted to do it. She's been kind enough to write a brilliant post over on my blog and I wanted to write something to do her justice. So why not my favourite type of post? I've been doing 'Finished products' over on my blog for a year and a half and I love writing them and reading others so it seemed to fit.
June for me was Skincare! Skincare! Skincare! I started using some interesting new things that I can't wait to blog about but I'm keeping quiet until I've perfected my routine. Unfortunately this meant I didn't finish off a huge amount, only 4 products.

Lush's Let the Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser, No longer Available.
I've given this a full review over on my blog here [Link: http://imogenrosebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/let-good-times-roll.html ] but to put if simply this is love. I'm really sad that this is no longer being sold by Lush and I'm tempted just to try and mix some myself as the ingredients, in line with Lush's ethos are all natural and fairly easy to come by but I know I probably won't just out of pure laziness!
Repurchase? Prayer circle for this to come back please!

17's Peep Show Mascara, £6.29
This mascara really impressed me! My lashes were lengthened, I found that I got a lot of volume with this which I love and it only got better as it started to dry a little. It was definitely the mascara I've reached for the past few months and I'm sad to see the end of it but I just have so many mascaras. The only problem I had with it is it did clump occasionally and I needed to pull out a clean mascara wand to brush them out but this wasn't a regular occurrence.
Repurchase? I'm still on the search for Holy Grail but I may come back to this.

Boots Expert Nail Strength Solution, 8ml - £4.20.
You know how everyone loves the O.P.I Nail Envy? This is it, cheaper and packaged differently. I've used this on one hand and O.P.I on the other hand and seen exactly the same results. This really protects my nails from splitting and peeling and makes a great base coat. An all round great product that really impressed me and I've bought again and again!
Repurchase? Heck yes!

Benefit's "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer, 11ml - £22.50.

Yikes, I didn't notice that price per ml when I bought this, that's over £2 per ml. Anyway, it's money spent. This had a very fruity smell that I found pleasant but very strong, even when I rubbed it in I could still smell it. It was a nice base for my make-up and worked well with my dry skin to smooth out any un-even texture and dry patches but I never really reached for it as a necessary thing to apply pre-foundation so it clearly didn't impress me much. There are a lot of better primers for a much more reasonable price.
Repurchase? No, I don't buy Benefit products anymore.

What did you use up this month?

* Thank You Imogen! If you aren't already following Imogen's blog then why the hell not!? She is one of the sweetest girls I've had the pleasure of tweeting. Go now, Go Go Go!! 

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  1. Lovely posts Imogen! Hope your having a nice time on holiday Char! Xx

  2. I tried the lush facials and just wasn't impressed. :( I wanted so bad to like them but I just didn't. I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party every Friday. Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com


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