Monday, 31 October 2011

Review: Lush Aqua Mirabilis

Just a quick review whilst it is still fresh in my mind. I was bought this Aqua Mirabilis from Lush a while back but have only just found it in the back of the cupboard still in the packaging, the main reason being I'm not a huge fan of Lush products.

I wasn't entirely sure what to do with it so I had a guess and took it in the bath with me. I scrubbed it all over my arms and legs and body. It didn't lather up so I was concerned that maybe it wasn't to be used on wet skin? It sort of went on like a really thick cream bar. It had lots of gritty bits in sort of the consistency of sand which I'm assuming is for exfoliation but the whole experience was a bit confusing as it didn't make me feel clean, just like I had been scratched. After getting out the bath, it was still on my skin and ws a bit sticky. I'm thinking if I leave it, it will soak in like a body butter and be very moisturising as my skin does feel quite soft. And if you are wondering, it has a strange sort of biscuity-herby smell which you will either love or hate. As it goes I actually don't mind it although it is a bit strong for me as I prefer things to be very subtle. At £5.50 for 95g I don't think I will be re-buying this unless someone tells me its purpose?


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Eyeshadow Confession...

I have a confession to make...I only own one eyeshadow palette. And I use it every day.

You probably think I am either mad or lying but its true. It is my perfect eyeshadow palette, it has all the colours I ever want to wear and it is the perfect shimmer and pigmentation. I can't rate it highly enough. I have tried others in the past but they are poor in comparison to this!

It is a no7 eye compact and contains the colours Vivid Violet, Lilac Sky, Tender, Island Sea, Comet, Innocence, True Gold & Truffle. My favourite colour is Tender (top right) as it is very nude but shimmery at the same time, perfect for work. My second favourite is true gold as it is still subtle but adds a little more colour.

If you havn't tried no7 eyeshadows I reckon you should as I think they are very underrated. And if you are wondering, tonight I am wearing Truffle!

Alyssa xx