Soap & Glory Fabulipstick

Soap & Glory Fabulipstick in Perfect Day review

I have always adored Soap and Glory products and have used them for numerous years, stocking up madly at Christmas time on all their gorgeous limited edition boxes.

When I discovered that Soap and Glory had really worked on their cosmetic range I was desperate to try some of their new products. I chose the collagen boosting, super-colour Fabulipstick in Perfect Day*.

The packaging a mix of pretty pink and cheeky black, a 1950’s British pin up boldly clutching onto her oversized prize (Fabulipstick of course!). The casing is black with pink print, the body gold as you remove the lid, a very glamorous looking item. What I noticed instantly was the delicious smell, probably down to the addition of shea and monoi butter.

So, what did I think of the Soap & Glory Fabulipstick in Perfect Day?

It has a creamy matte texture yet applies like a dream, with a luxuriously rich dark beige colour and a warm rosy pink finish. It is one of those shades that works day and night, utterly versatile and extremely wearable, with enough oomph to make a bold impact in the evening. I think the shade would compliment any skin tone and managed to look good on someone with one as pale as mine.

I found the lipstick really did make my lips look plumper. However, I am not entirely sure if it was down to the collagen boosting ingredients or the amazing colour!
I can only put the moisturisation and long-lasting nature of the colour down to the vitamin E in the Fabulipstick. After a few days of wear my lips continued to feel in a great condition with a lovely softness.
The colour of the lipstick is just perfect, a staple shade for any lipstick lover. It is long lasting, offering colour for hours and a subtle shine. The Fabulipstick is also available in the shades Naked Beige and Red My Lips, here is to hoping they bring out more!

Soap and Glory products are only available from Boots online or retail stores and the Fabulipstick costs only £9! Get your hands on one now, your pout will love you for it!

Have you tried the Fabulipstick? What is your favourite Soap and Glory Product?
Stephanie xox

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STEAMCREAM review - Wendy edition - The LDN Gal

A STEAMCREAM review

I have been intrigued by STEAMCREAM for a while now. It is a product handmade in small batches in the United Kingdom and Japan entirely out of fresh, natural and vegan  ingredients. A brand that has recently been causing a storm in the skin care world.

STEAMCREAM is made via a unique steam process. A shot of steam is used to force the ingredients to fuse together, creating a lightweight, effective and absorbent emulsion packed with essential oils. These oils penetrate the areas most in need of care and are suitable for every skin type.

So, what did I think of STEAMCREAM?

I chose the Wendy special edition tin, featuring makeup artist Wendy Rowe’s portrait and the advice to use STEAMCREAM as “a great pre-makeup base”. Taking this advice, I used the cream over the entirety of my face. The cream has a simple and fresh (what I believed to be lavender) smell. It left a light, almost matte, texture upon my skin. I found it took a while to sink in, but I was left with such wonderfully smooth skin that the wait was worth it!

The cream is made with an impressive and beautiful smelling selection of natural materials including, oatmeal, orange flower water, almond, jojoba oils and cocoa butter.

In essence, every tin of STEAMCREAM contains an identical product. The variety comes into play when selecting your tin design. They have a huge variety, suitable for all tastes, some limited edition by well-known designers! These robust tins are made from stainless steel and perfect for reusing, be it to hold more beauty products or as storage! I admire STEAMCREAM for this eco-friendly and conscious attitude, and their use of raw and sustainable materials. To top it all off they are 100% against animal testing!

Is STEAMCREAM worth the hype? Definitely! It can be used all over the body, is ethical and moisturises like a dream! Your body deserves the treat!

Have you tried STEAMCREAM? What do you think of the gorgeous variety of tins?

Stephanie xox

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White Leaf Company Scarf

White Leaf Company review

I love bold prints and with Autumn well and truly here I needed something to keep myself warm without an overload of knitwear. This delicate Bird Print Scarf in Yellow by the White Leaf Company* was just perfect.

This scarf is very large (measuring 180 x110cm) making it perfect for wrapping it around your neck or looping it delicately as I did to keep you cosy. It has a beautiful chiffon feel and is 100% polyester. Not only is it warm, but the lightweight nature of the material leaves it feeling lovely on, not overly stuffy like most outerwear.
The print is wonderful and what I adore about the scarf. A light yellow contrasted against the bright colours of the swooping, resting and calling birds and delicate butterflies upon it, the combination is just brilliant!

What I love about White Leaf Company is the huge selection of snug and pretty accessories they offer, including a selection of jewellery, bags and scarves. This gorgeous scarf is only £13.95, offering the perfect practical and fashionable solution to all your A/W troubles! You’ll never have an excuse for dull accessories again!

Have you tried any White Leaf Companyaccessories? What is your favourite Autumn/Winter item?
 
Stephanie xox

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company Tweezers

The Vintage Cosmetic Company review

The Vintage Cosmetic Company is centered around the production of 1950’s vintage inspired cosmetic accessories. Ridding woman’s attention of their household chores, their motto is ‘ditch the baking and focus on the glamour’. I did just that with The Vintage Cosmetic Company Tweezers* and The Vintage Cosmetic Company Brow & Lash Make-Up Brush*.

The Tweezers are just gorgeous, super girly with a detailed floral print. The reverse is a candy pink and features The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s italicised logo. What makes these tweezers different you say? Well they are made from high quality stainless steel and have an impressive sharp slanted tip to pluck at those stray hairs, leaving you with perfectly shaped brows every time!

So, what did I think of The Vintage Cosmetic Company tweezers and Brow Lash brush?

Having quite large and shapely brows, I was impressed to find that my eyebrows were looking groomed in a matter of minutes! The slanted tip really ease the usual sting associated with tweezers and I finished without the slightest bit of redness!

The Brow & Lash Make-up Brush features the same candy pink colour. The brow side of the brush is fitted with thick and sturdy bristles, grooming those wild brows into submission. The lash side is plastic, separating lashes to avoid clumping when applying your mascara and giving you a nice wide-eyed look.

I found the strong bristles of the brush to really work wonders for my eyebrows, really complimenting their new shape (thank you tweezers!) as I fanned out my eyelashes with a few slicks of mascara.

These products are a necessity for any beauty enthusiast, not only are they pretty, they also work to a professional standard, both long-lasting and sturdy. They are also very affordable at only £8 each for the Tweezers of Brow & Lash make-up brush! Definitely in the running against the cosmetic accessory giants.

Ladies it is about time you started treating your lashes and brows! Eyes are the windows to the soul, so lets frame them properly!

Have you tried any products from The Vintage Company? What is your favourite make-up accessory? 

Stephanie xox

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Twisted Sista shampoo and conditioner review

Twisted Sista review

Twisted Sista is a London brand with an aim to glorify your hair and bring out the best it can offer: ‘Celebrating curls, farewell to frizz… honor the poker straight’.

I was lucky enough to try out the de-frizz shampoo and conditioner. I found both products to be a lot thicker than conventional shampoo and conditioners that I have used before. I had to rinse my hair quite a few times to be totally sure the product was out.

Saying that, my hair felt full, less tangled and had a lovely watermelon scent to it, definitely a fresh and fruity first for me!  The bottle design has a somewhat younger teenage appeal, with bright lime green exterior alongside sleek and sophisticated illustrated women.

So, what do I think of Twisted Sista?

The shampoo made my hair feel great, I usually have to deal with a tangled mess before I start the chore of conditioning but this was not the case, and it had a lovely frothy effect as I lathered it up.

This range specifically targets those with curly and unruly hair, so it was fabulous for taming my frizz and left my hair feeling soft and clean. It is also perfect for summer time as it contains UV filters, protecting you from sun damage and leaving your hair hydrated and shiny.

The pearlescent white conditioner was ridiculously thick, almost like an intensive hair mask, deeply conditioning and rich. I paid particular attention to the ends of my hair and although I had to rinse like a madwoman, it left my hair soft and tangle free. I have been using it over the past week and my hair is shiny and noticeably nourished.

Overall, these are pleasant products to use and make the perfect pair, really complimenting one another. The shampoo gently cleanses as the conditioner hydrates and repairs damaged hair. The smell and design are sweet and cute but perhaps not as appealing to an older market.

However, don’t let the pretty design fool you, this combination is brilliant leaving you with a hint of that delicious fruity scent, sleek hair and the perfect wake up call!

Have you tried Twisted Sista products? What is your favourite hair care product? 

Stephanie xox

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