Inglot Freedom system palette

Friday, 21 September 2012

While I was on holiday in the UK last month I got a call from Inglot in Malta to say that they had a privilege card for me which would allow me to collect points and receive 50% off all products the day I picked up my card.

I set a date to go a pick up my card. At first I hadn't heard the woman on the phone correctly about the 50% discount, it wasn't until I got to the till that I realised, I had just went along to pick up some bits and get my card anyway, but when she rung up my purchases with the discount...i decided to get some more can't say no to 50% off!!

Anyway, one of the things I got to try was their Freedom Palette. They must have about 100 different colours to choose from and these are the colours I picked. All quite neutral as I was playing it safe.

Now I don't know the shades as they are on the bottom of the pan...which i can't seem to get out, so I can't tell you the shades, but here is the swatches:

This is the first time I've tried Inglot eyeshadow, and to be fair they are quite well pigmented and easy to build up if needed.

I like the idea that you build your own palette. I think next think I'll be bolder with my colour choice.

With my discount the palette only cost 18 Euros, which is a bargain for 5 eyeshadows and a case. But they did have it on offer for 25 Euros (without discount). Which is still a good deal.

What do you think of Inglot eyeshadows?

Origins Super Spot Remover

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Another thing on my goodie list when visiting the UK was a trip to the Origins counter as i've not found a place that sells it online and delivers to Malta yet (if you know of one, please let me know). So after reading all the hype I couldn't swing by and not pick up some of this miracle solution I've read so much about.

And lucky for me just after I bought I had a few spots appear on my chin! (what are the chances eh?). As everyone says, it's a tiny bottle (10ml) but you do only need they teeny little bit, and I can see this bottle lasting me 6 months or longer - for the amount of breakouts I have anyway.

Once applied you can feel the solution working instantly, which it was quite surprised at. You feel a slight tightening sensation as it gets to work getting rid of your spots. The box says to apply 2-3 times a day, which I did and even by the end of the day I noticed the redness and size reduced and by day 3 it was almost like it was never there!

Priced at £12.50 for such a tiny bottle can seem expensive, but the Super Spot Remover solution is really powerful stuff that actually works so I think it was well worth the money. I'll now be keeping this little gem handy for any future breakouts.

I give this product 9/10

Have you tried the Origins Super Spot Remover?

No7 Foundation Match Made Service

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The last two weeks I was back in the UK for my best friends wedding and before I went I made sure I had my "to buy" list of all the products we can't get in Malta.

One of the things I'd heard about before I left was the No7 Foundation Match service, and I was keen to try it. For those who haven't heard about it, No7 have just re-launched their make up collection, including loads of new foundations and colours. They also teamed up with Pantone to make this great little gadget that tells you your exact skin colour so you can buy the perfect shade.

So I went into Boots and asked to try it out. First thing that happened was I was given a seat and the assistant removed my make up that I had on along my jaw line on both sides of my face, then she brought out this little gadget that looks like this:

They hold up to the clean area of the skin and the little device then takes a series of photographs in a matter or seconds, then it's repeated again on the other side of your face (It's 100% pain free) and voila you're done. I was told I was shade "Cool Ivory".

I was looking for a matte, full coverage foundation and choose the Beautifully Matte foundation. The sales assistant tested it on my skin and we both agreed it was a good match. She then touched me up so I wasn't going around without half my foundation on!

So one I got this baby home and tired it out, I have to say it's a very close match to my skin tone. Unfortunately I don't like being that pale so I like to touch it up with a little bronzer.

As for the coverage, it's good but not as good as the Estee Lauder Double wear, but it's fine for day-to-day wear to the office, but i'd switch the the Estee Lauder for bigger events or night time as I prefer a full coverage to hide my freckles.

Have you tired to Foundation Match Service yet?

Price £13.50 - Available at Boots Stores.