Thursday, 23 October 2014

DiorSkin Nude Shimmer Amber 002

Hey guys!

How many of you were lucky enough to get your hands on Dior's Amber Lights highlighter before it was discontinued? Unfortunately I wasn't and had given up on it until I was browsing at my local Dior counter and spotted the DiorSkin Nude Shimmers. I explained to the lovely guy at the counter about my unsuccessful search for the sought after Amber Diamonds and after having a good laugh about how sad we both were for being obsessed with it he suggested I take a look at 002. It's not a replacement by any means but it is a stunning highlighter. There is also shade Pink 001 which is a more pinky highlighter rather than a golden bronze.



There are four sections which can be used on their own or you can swirl your brush in all four which gives a gorgeous slightly bronzy glow. It is much more subtle than Amber Diamonds but It's actually a lot more wearable. I've been wearing mine pretty much everyday since I got it! Like all Dior products it is pricey coming in at €53.50, ouch! As I use it everyday I can almost justify it but it is madness really.



The DiorSkin Nude Shimmers all come with a small kabuki brush and a velvet pouch which is super fancy pants altogether. The brush isn't half bad, normally I always throw away any brush that comes with a product like that but its really soft and dense and applies the product quite softly which is perfect for a daytime look. If you want a more intense glow you can use a smaller more precise brush. I love the packaging, the powder itself has a very cool mirrored quilted effect and the initials CD are embossed on the bottom of the kabuki brush. The powder also feels quite heavy to hold, which to me is always a sign of a high end luxury product.


Although I adore my Illamasqua Gleam cream highlighter I think this may have replaced that for now! :) What are your go-to highlighters for everyday or special occasions and what is the most you have ever spent on a makeup product? Leave me a comment below!

Bye beauties!

xXx


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Realash Serum

Hey guys!

I've always wanted perfect lashes, don't we all? Alas mine are, well to be honest, a bit of a let down. While they are dark they are very sparse and even with mascara on they're not anything to write home about, they're just meh. MEH! They don't hold a curl very well either which makes it impossible to find mascaras that actually work well on me. They are also very weak so if I wear a waterproof mascara or liner that's hard to remove, half of my lashes fall out in the process!


I had heard about Realash before on Youtube and was always curious to know whether it actually worked or not. The serum (which looks like a clear liner) claims to make your lashes 25% longer and 85% thicker after 8-12 weeks of use. It's very simple to use. After you have cleansed your eyes at night and removed all makeup, you apply the serum like you would a liquid liner onto the top lash line staying close to the root. That's it! I love the packaging, it's very sleek and the presentation box it came in was so cute! I love when companies take the time to package their products nicely, it makes such a difference when you open them up :)


As you can see from the pictures below my lashes need a bit of TLC so I really hope this works! I'll do a comparison in 4 weeks time to see if there's been any improvement :) 



If your interested in Realash click here to find out more!

Bye beauties!

xXx

*Products sent by PR for sample under no obligation to review. All reviews are honest and my own!