NYX Cosmetics Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette | Swatches

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Good afternoon everyone!

How's everyone's weekend been?

Today's post is going to be about this highlighting product by NYX Cosmetics, which I didn't even know about until I saw it in store.



I'm so excited that NYX has finally launched in store at my local Boots on Friday, 24th of June. I felt obligated to have a look and bought some goodies. This is one of the items I bought.

The lady that served me at the till said that this product is really good and that many bloggers have been raving about it. I personally have not even heard about this one! But that all made me think I made a good purchase.

The packaging is very light weight and sleek, but I have a feeling that if you were to drop this on the floor, it will definitely break. So my gut instinct tells me that this is not very sturdy. However, it's the quality of the actual product that counts!

SWATCHES

Top row


Top row blended out


Bottom row


 Bottom row blended out


As you can see, the pigmentation is really good. I would say that the first gold shade does not come off as pigmented like the rest of them. But all the other shades have pretty decent pigmentation. So, my overall impression is pretty good. I used one of the shades yesterday and it came out really good one my skin and blends well. I will use it a few more times and also try out the other colours.


The price of this palette is £15.00. I would say that for 7 different highlighters in one palette, this is worth the money. Even if some of the shades you would not necessarily use for highlight, you can use it for eyeshadow instead. Dual purpose!

I will probably buy a lot more NYX products in the near future because it's now so easy to access in my local Boots, which is bad for my bank balance. But I think I'm satisfied for now!

Have you tried this illuminating palette yet?

What are your favourite NYX Cosmetics products?

Hope you all have a good week ahead! :)

June Birchbox 2016 Goodies!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Hello everyone!

Hope you've all had a great weekend!

Today's post is a bit overdue, but better late than never is what I always say.

Presenting...

The goodies I got in this months Birchbox!



The design of this month's box is different than the usual top lid of the box and the bag that all the products come in. For this month, we have a box which has a pull out little "draw" you can say. It simply slides out, which I think is a great idea! You can definitely use the box again for storing things and it will make it so much more easier to access the items you keep in the box.


However, I think they're only doing this for this month, so they will probably revert to the previous style of boxes with the bag included.

My collection of Birchbox bags is getting bigger and I don't really know what to do with them! I use them sometimes for travelling but I don't always go travelling so would love to know what you all use the bags for?

Let's see what we got inside :)


Here we have a hairspray from Percy and Reed.
I will definitely get use out of this, there will always be times where you will need some hairspray. So this will be coming in handy.

I received a 50ml samples size.

The full sized product costs £12.


Up next we have Whish Coconut Milk CC Body Cream. I received a sample size of 22ml.

This body cream would be good for the summer time because it's a lotion that has a fast absorbing formula that will leave a glow. It also claims to hydrate and give your skin some nourishment to. Have never tried a product like this before, so I will give it a try when it's a bit more sunnier.

The full size product will cost you £15.50.


Here we have a face cream by Pure and Light Organic.

This moisturiser contains vitamin A, B, C E and also Omega 3 and 6. Sounds pretty impressive! Will definitely give this a try soon. I received a 15ml sample size.

The full sized product will cost £29.


The next product is an Overnight Tan Sleep Mask by James Reed.

A very interesting concept where you apply the all natural lotion to your skin. It has a fast absorning formula which has no colour, therefore it claims to not risk staining your pillow. The mask will develop your skin overnight to a golden glow.

I don't usually use any tanning products so I will be giving this to someone.

I received a 25ml sample size and the full sized product will cost £15.50.




Last but certainly not least, we have a lip and cheek cream by Jelly Pong Pong. I have tried 2 products from this brand before, and I like them! So this I think I will also really like!

This product impressed me the most out of all the products I got in this box because this is the only full sized (4g / 0.14oz) product that I received this month and this item costs £17.95!

I only paid £12.95 for the box and 1 product alone is already worth way more!

The colour is really pretty to and I will be using it more for my lips!


Hope you all enjoyed reading today's post!

What did you all get in your box???