Feeling a little gay for Chelsea Wolfe.
Moisturiser: Steam cream
Primer: Smashbox photo finish hydrating foundation primer.
Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour wear hydrating foundation
Eyeshadow: Naked Palette
Eyeliner: Maybelline gel eyeliner in Brown
Eyebrows: The Body Shop Brow kit
Mascara: Lancome ‘Hypnose’ mascara in Black
Lipstick: Soap and Glory ‘Guavarama’
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Eyeshadow: Glo Minerals Smokey quad palette
Mascara: Bourjoir volume clubbing
Eyeliner: Maybelline Gel Liner
Lipstick: Soap and Glory ‘Red my Lips’
Lee Stafford claims that the hair growth system is for hair that can’t grow past a certain point. It’s pro-growth complex contains a protein-based complex that helps to fertilise the hair follicles to help hair grow faster and to its maximum potential length. This is a huge claim to make and I can’t say I was completely sold on it working but I thought in the very least the shampoo/conditioner would help my hair stay strong and healthy.
I have now tested the products for three months along with the lee stafford heat defence spray and detangling spray. I am sorry to say that I was thoroughly disappointed. If anything the condition of my hair got worse while using these products. I have long fine hair that is usually shiny and healthy but these products completely dried it out. The result was better when using the hair growth treatment or shots but the shampoo and conditioner were useless on their own. I also don’t love the scent, which wouldn’t have bothered me if they had worked.
I will however say that the ‘I hate my hair the day it’s washed’ de-fluff spray worked very nicely on my hair and made it extra shiny. I would re-purchase this despite not loving the scent.
For those that think I may not have used the system properly, my regime was to wash/condition my hair every two day (which is normal for me). I used the treatment or shots once a week. I rarely use heat on my hair and certainly would without heat defence spray. I also only use a tangle teazer to brush my hair. So the poor condition of my hair was purely down to the products reviewed.
These products were on 3 for 2 from Boots Pharmacy and the shampoo and conditioner were purchased for £6.99 each.
Wax & Kohl Rating 1/5
Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Leaf Cologne
In all honesty I have wanted this since it came out in autumn. It has a beautiful warm winter smelling berry scent that is balanced perfectly with an earthy and slightly bitter bay leaf. In my opinion this fragrance is heavenly and a piece of art. For someone that appreciates a scent that is a little bit different. £38 for 30ml.
Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber Cologne
This is my favourite spring scent. Not for everyone. I love how the fragrant taste of earl grey tea has been captured. i can’t really smell the cucumber but this fragrance encompasses everything that is spring. Fresh, earthy, clean, green..etc. very hard to describe but I would take a trip to Jo Malone and have a spritz on the house.
In Nude Eclipse, Nova, Galaxy, Apocaliptic and Big Bang. Highly pigmented lipstick-effect glosses that are premium quality for a high street budget. Only £5.99 each and currently 3 for 2 in Boots! They have been compared to YSL’s glossy stains, which I am a huge fan of. And at nearly a quarter of the cost who can resist… I believe these will be in store as of tomorrow so grab them while you can. They will sell out fast!
Urban Decay Cooling & Hydrating Make-Setting Spray
A setting spray that cools the surface of your skin and re-hydrates resulting in a fresh looking face. Oil free and Paraben Free. This is my kind of a product and I am a huge Urban Decay fan. I don’t believe this is available in the UK yet sadly but I will keep you posted. It’s currently priced at $29.
Erborian Ginseng Infusion Day Creme
“Ginseng infusion day creme from Erborian contains a highly concentrated association of longevity herbs. This treatment helps microcirculation by infusing your skin daily with all vital elements and nourishing the epidermis to restore the natural elasticity and vitality of the skin. Leaves skin smooth, radiant and full of energy.”
I love the Erborian Ginseng BB Creme and I can whole heartedly say that nothing makes my skin look better. A full review is coming soon but in the mean time I can wish that the day creme will magically turn up on my dressing table…. At £52 a pot its unlikely.
Last Year I popped into Space NK and decided to make my first Laura Mercier purchase. I had heard a lot of positive feedback about the brand and was eager to try something. I am a foundation junkie and am forever searching for ‘The One’ that will give me a completely flawless complexion. I was already aware that the tinted moisturiser was a hit but was looking for something with a little more coverage, so I picked up the Supreme oil-Free foundation. A consultant picked out the shade ‘Porcelain Ivory’. She asked me if I would like her to try it on me and I made the mistake of not reminding her to remove the foundation on my face. I was very pleased with the results… obviously, because my foundation was already providing my face with great coverage.
I bought the Laura Mercier foundation which was very expensive. About £30 if I remember correctly.
When I got home the foundation began to collect around my nose and chin area like I had covered the entire surface of my skin in clay. It was uncomfortable and looked horrendous. Realising my mistake I removed the entire mess of mass-make-up from my face and started again with my moisturiser and new foundation.
The product was a nightmare to put on. A thick texture that was near on impossible to work into the skin. I looked like I had dipped my face into a bowl of Angel delight.
Below is a picture of the foundation after I have attempted to work it into my skin. I can see this foundation working for people that work on-stage and need something industrial to stay-on and be visible from a distance. But as an everyday foundation this just wasn’t for me.
Have you had any positive or negative responses with this foundation?
Do you know of a better alternative by Laura Mercier?
Wax & Kohl Rating: 2/5
I heard about these lipgloss’s through Imogen’s blog ‘Bubble Dreams’ (She does great hair and make-up tutorials and product reviews so take a look at her blog). I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some. I’ve had these for quite a while now and the labels have rubbed off so I’ve tried to mach the shade names with the website. I think they are all correct but apologies if I have made any mistakes.
These glosses have a non stickily formula and have a slight minty fragrance. Colour pay-off is good and they are fairly long lasting. I was very pleased with the quality and the price was reasonable.
From Left to Right:
*Shimmer: A beautiful and very wearable berry burgundy.
*Show: Barbie blue-tone pink.
*Illuminate: A sparkly sheer pink
*Luminous: Slight sparkle peach. Nice for a subtle healthy looking glow.
*Sparkle: This is an intense pinkish red with slight blue-ish sparkle to it.
The range of shades are diverse and beautiful. They really are a high quality product.
These lipgloss’s are uniquely designed with a mirror on the side and led lights in the lid. This makes applying lipgloss in a club (or anywhere where the lights are low) an absolute dream. The mirror is pretty cheaply designed but still does the trick.
This is the best picture I could get of the lights in action. I hope they are helpful.
You can purchase a lipgloss yourself from http://www.mememecosmetics.co.uk for £6.99
Wax & Kohl Rating: 4/5