Wednesday, 10 August 2016

RAPID REVIEWS | BEAUTY ON TRIAL FT CHAMPAGNE FACE PALETTE NIP + FAB BENEBROWS AND THE MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE



Lately, I have been trying out a few new beauty products and wanted to share what is currently on trial for me. As usual, I am late to the party on most items but I have been trying them all out and am happy to share some quickfire reviews with you. Let's start with the Champagne Face Palette (£14) from Becca Cosmetics, created in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill. I have had this June and only in the last week have I tentatively dipped into Champagne Pop and Amaretto. I certainly need to test this out properly but it just feels like too much for every day. Fortunately, I have a wedding this weekend so I am excited to go all cake face with the makeup and actually have some fun. 


Nip + Fab is totally new to me, but there is a half price deal happening at Boots so what better time to try them. I'm aware that this company owns Rodial too so I was keen to try some skincare from this brand.  have been using the Glycolic Fix Serum (RRP £15) constantly and love it. The Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask (RRP £10), on the other hand, isn't my favourite. I tried using it as an overnight mask and didn't notice any change at all. I think if I was older this would be more beneficial, but I don't see myself reaching for this again. I might get my Mom to try it.


The Gimme Brow (£18.50) is not new to me, and although I don't really like the gimmicky packaging (I know I must be the only one) I am a huge fan of Benefit products. Their Gimme Brow is just as good as ever, I love the small brush, it sets my brows without making them look crispy or unnatural and the colour is spot on for my brows too. I think a clear mascara could do the same job, but this does add a little colour and therefore a more polished overall look to the brows. For lazy girls, like me, this is a good product but easily dupable i.e. Maybelline's Brow Drama (£6) and the L'Oreal Brow Artiste Plumper (£6). 


The Nivea In Shower Moisturiser (£2.50) is a lifesaver, I hate moisturising post shower, it's time consuming and awkward. Slathering this lovely thin creamy product all over the body and rinsing takes seconds. I am a little miffed as I thought it doubled as a shower gel and moisturiser but although it doesn't save you a step as originally thought it is well worth the money if juggling body butters makes you want to tear your hair out. The packaging is practical and perfect and you get lots of product. At the moment, I use this after exfoliating and my skin feels nicely hydrated afterwards.


Last but not least, the Miracle Complexion Sponge (£6) from Real Techniques is rocking my world. I love it so much, it's effortless. The sponge is squishy and soft, doesn't absorb much product and provides a natural finish to my base. I use it damp for foundation and concealer, I swipe it to apply my foundation like Samantha Chapman does in her tutorials and then pat my concealer in over the top for extra coverage and brightness. All my buffing and stippling brushes are feeling serious neglected. 

As always, thank you so much for reading. I hit over 500 followers on Bloglovin' and words cannot express how amazing that feels. Thank you so so much. I just, I fucking love you guys, I really do. Hope you're all having a better week than me, the weekend isn't too far now, thank God. Take care.

What products are on "trial" for you?

Love 
Kiran

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29 comments

  1. I hate my beauty blender because bouncing gives a heavy and more full coverage finish on my skin and it feels like I can see the product sitting on top of my skin. Maybe I'll try the wiping motion next time and hopefully I'll like it better. The Nivea In Shower didn't work for me at all but I think it's because I don't mind moisturizing my skin after shower.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think the RT sponge has a better shape for wiping product rather than patting whereas the beauty blender looks like it is designed for a heavier coverage. I am going to buy one tomorrow and see how the two compare. I bet you know all the good moisturisers, you're like my skincare queen xxx

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  2. I'm exactly the same when it comes to moisturising after the shower, I hate it. I feel like I'm just getting my clean skin all sticky! This sounds like a product I really want to try!
    Jen / Velvet Spring x

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    1. Yes, so time consuming and annoying! Glad I am not the only one xxx

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  3. You've been trying out such a great range of products. I wasn't very impressed with the Bee Sting Mask either though the other 3 are great. It's my first time trying Gimme Brow and I love it too. The Nivea is the biggest time-saving product ever. Hahaha! xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Sal, you just get me, loved your latest post too girl. I am dying to try fifty sheet masks now haha xxx

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  4. I cannot wait to try that Real Techniques sponge. I love the original!Also I have been wanting to try out that in shower moisturizer for forever. I am def going to pick it up the next time I'm in store.

    Trecee
    http://treceefabulous.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes I love it, just wish it was more of a 2 in 1 xxx

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  5. I need to try that miracle sponge. I really like the Gimme Brow. I use it on days when I don't feel like doing my brows.

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  6. I want to try the Gimme Brow so bad, I have thick brows but they are sparse, it just looks way to weird and I want it to give me some brow volume. At the moment I'm trying some Colourpop lipsticks, I am crazy about their lippie stix but not so much about the liquid ones, I still don't know what to think. I'm still dying to know what you think about those blushes in the palette, girl! Also, congratulations on the 500 followers, I'm so happy your blog is growing so fast <3

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. Amaretto is slowly taking over my life, the palette is worth it for that blush alone. Thank you, Cy, you're the sweetest xxx

      AlLittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  7. looks great!! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for the latest post!

    www.loveolia.com

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  8. Wow!! Nivea is my fav budget skin care brand and I am happy to see a new thing " In shower Moisturiser". By it's name I thought it is kind of a shower gel but good to know it is a moisturiser. I am looking forward to buying it but is it goid enough for dry skin in winter? Also, Is it easy to spread

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    1. Yeah super easy, there is one specifically for very dry skin so I would suggest trying that one xxx

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  9. I prefer the Beauty Blender to the RT sponge because it's a bit bouncier. I love the Becca palette. I need to try Gimme Brow! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

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    1. I still need to try the beauty blender, curious to see how it compares xxx

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  10. I've loved Benefit Gimme Brow for a long time now and can't wait to pick up the newly packaged ones, the whole brow range looks amazing! x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Really want to try the Goof Proof pencil xxx

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  11. Nip Fab sounds like a great brand, I don't think they have it in NZ though which sucks!
    Kathy
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I have only just become acquainted to the brand but from what I hear it's pretty good xxx

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  12. I want to try the Nip + Fab products so bad! I read great reviews but I don't know where to find them! I maybe pursuade my friends that live in London to go to Boots and buy me some products haha! There is no other way to get my hands on them! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Ah that's so annoying, I wish all brands did international shipping xxx

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  13. I love all the products from this haul, my favorite is definitely the Gimme Brow from Benefit!
    xx

    Mia | my-world-vibes.blogspot.com

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    1. I do like it, it's weird I am not much of a brow person so it is taking some getting used to, but a great product nevertheless xxx

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  14. I absolutely love the Champagne pop palette, I really like Amaretto! I've tried the Bee sting mask, I didn't like it either. I did notice results but it broke me out :(

    LPage Beauty

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    1. Yes, Amaretto is literally so gorgeous xxx

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  15. I really want to try this Nivea In-Shower moisturizer!

    Happy Tuesday & Lots of Love,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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