Saturday, 27 May 2017

RAPID REVIEWS | FT. L'OREAL PARIS CC CREAM, BABY ROLL MASCARA, ARTIST BROW PENCIL, NIP+FAB GLYCOLIC PADS, BARRY M GNP . . .


I broke my spending ban obviously, why you ask? Because trying not to spend money on things you don't need only makes you really want to spend money on things you don't need. The second I swished out of both Primark and Superdrug with my very conservative, in my opinion at least, haul I felt ten times happier which is just bad. Denial never works guys, don't force yourself to stick to diets or spending bans if they are making you miserable. They are not worth it, and what is even more of a plus is I discovered some really cool products as well. I did mini reviews of everything I picked up minus the 3 Barry M Gelly Nail Paints because I talked about them right here. Check that post out for swatches and more, without further ado let's look at this affordable haul of products. 

For some reason, out of the myriad of brands available in Superdrug I always find myself drawn to L'Oreal. Maybe because they are constantly slinging out new products, I honestly can't keep up. My friend, real life flesh and human being friend, Paige tweeted about the L'Oreal CC Anti-Redness cream (£11). She said it was amazing, just like a foundation in coverage but a lot lighter and because it is a weird green colour it doesn't transfer. All correct. I love using this on the daily because it's very light, natural and can be applied with fingers or a buffing brush with ease. Perfect for quick makeup. It does have an SPF 20 in it, which I like, but as it only comes in one colour I am not sure how it would work on all skin tones. It works fine on mine and is purported to adjust to each person's skin tone. The green hue is to counteract redness and I find it does a very good job.

As for the Miss Baby Roll mascara I am obsessed. This gives you clump-free, beautifully long lashes, doesn't smudge and can be layered a million times without looking crusty and gross. I really like this mascara, it does give some volume and thickness but not a tonne so I am surprised it is called a mega volumising mascara, but then I rarely put more than one to two coats on my lashes. 

The Brow Artist Xpert Pencil in Dark Brunette (£6) is a fantastic brow pencil for anyone who has no clue what they are doing, or anyone who has a tendency to be a bit sloppy and imprecise. You can literally just draw right over your eyebrows with this, brush it out with a spooly, which conveniently is located on the other side of the pencil, et voila instant thick, hairy brows. The pencil is very soft and not too pigmented creating a soft brow. If you have really thin brows that require more structure and definition, personally I wouldn't recommend this. But if you're like me and just delving into the perplexing world of brow products this is a great place to start


Onto some skincare the Nip+Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Night Pads (£6.45) are amazing. They are so convenient, you get a ginormous amount of thin, saturated, circular pads in here that will last you multiple months. Ideal for travelling and much much cheaper than the Pixi Glow Tonic Pads(£20). Plus, you get a lot more bang for your buck (60) with these. They work really well, are highly effective to the point where my skin tingles after using it (which is the very scientific way in which I gauge is a product actually works). So you really only need to use these several times a week. My only trouble is remembering to screw the cap back on and keep all that glycolic potency inside. One tip is to store it upside down if you feel the pads are a bit dry. 

Truthfully, I can't even remember why I went into Primark. Maybe for socks, but I walked out with these exfoliating gloves, which actually come in a pack of 2 for £1 one white and one pink (pictured) and some super cheap cotton face pads that cost only 50p. You get a lot of cotton face pads in this tube because they are really thin. I have had them for more than a month and use them for everything and I still haven't even used a quarter of them. That is crazy! The exfoliating gloves do exactly what they are supposed to do. I love to use them with a moisturising scrub as it really exfoliates my body and leaves it feeling smooth and amazing. I recommend both, but be aware that exfoliating gloves should be changed regularly if you use them and used sparingly because too much abrasion can cause inflammation. I hope you are having a brilliant weekend. Take care. 

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41 comments

  1. I have seen only great reviews on the Baby Roll mascara and I can't wait to give it a try. SO far it's not launched here in Canada yet but then again, we are always behind with new launches.

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    1. I am surprised we got it before you!

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  2. I've been hearing good things about the Nip + Fab Glycolic Pads. I will have to give them a try. L'Oreal makes excellent products. I will have to try Miss Baby Roll mascara :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. They are so good! And I have to agree, I have been drawn to pretty much all of L'Oreal's new products. Really keen to try the Hydra Genius x

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  3. I must mention that L'Oreal CC cream to my Mam because she complains that her skin gets a bit red as the day goes on & she doesn't like full coverage foundations so this might work for her. The MF Brow Artist sounds great! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. I love that you say Mam haha, it is really light coverage so she might be a fan, thank you for reading x

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  4. I really like the sound of the Nip & Fab Exfoliating pads, and such great value for money x

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  5. I agree! The baby roll mascara is amazing! I need to pick up the nip and fab exfoliating pads. Great stash! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss


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  6. Great picks! I tried the original Nip+Fab Glycolic Pads, but word around town is that the Night Pads are even better. Will have to give them a go!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  7. That Baby Roll mascara is the only product I read about these days and everyone has a good word to say about it!! Need to try it asap! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for sharing these products! I need to try that mascara asap. I've been looking to replace the brand I used to use. Love this nail colors too!

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  9. That Miss baby roll mascara looks really good, would love to try it.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  10. Now these are amazing stuff <3 Love the L'Oreal CC Anti-Redness cream!

    xx Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/pink-floral-outfit-for-spring/

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  12. Thanks for the review, it's so true and sincere! I know what I should give it a try or not!

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  13. I just love reading about peoples favourites!
    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. It's not a favourites just a haul/review Lisa :) x

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  14. Oooooh I have never tried that mascara, but I'd love to soon!

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    1. I didn't think it would be as good as it is! Xx

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  15. I love the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint shades!! <3 So pretty! :)
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    Shivangi
    www.outoncatwalk.com

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  16. Me too, if I buy drugstore makeup I always buy L'oreal, for some reason. This CC cream sounds wonderful.
    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. It is really good but won't cover up a bad skin day as I found out on Tuesday haha x

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  17. Those exfoliating gloves are so cute!!! Mine are green :P

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. I know! I got them in white too, so cute x

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  18. I am using the same brow pencil and I am simply in love with it.
    Nice article, thanks for sharing!

    xo Corina
    www.unbouquetdamour.com

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  19. Love this post, great picks! Heard so much positivity with nip & fab!
    a life of a charlotte
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  20. Miss Baby Roll? I love the name of this product and have heard it's a great one too. Great product selection my dear, thank you for sharing!
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  21. Hi Kiran, I would love to try the brow pencil and the night pads.
    XO
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  22. That pink Barry M polish looks gorgeous! I know what you mean about spending bans - every time I tell myself to reign it in, I see so many more things I want! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  23. I do quite like Primark for beauty stuff like the cotton wool pads because they're so cheap and do the job you want them to do.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  24. I really need to get my hands on that Baby Roll mascara. It sounds amazing. I love Barry M polishes too so would love to pick up some more of those. x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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