Friday, 16 May 2014

Substitutes for shaving gel

Hello my lovely Readers,

I don’t know about you guys but always run out of shaving gel just when I need it the most, and get your head out of the gutters people because I’m talking about legs. I always run out just when I need it and either end up with a shaving rash or wearing jeans until I can nip into Superdrug’s and buy some more. I can’t be the only one who has this problem, I do own a Wilkinson Intuition razor which has the moisture shaving bars but buying the blades can be expensive so I decided to experiment. Using normal objects I found around my bathroom I decided to see which one would be the best to use when I run out of shaving gel, there were 5 contenders.
5th Place is Baby Oil
-Slippery As, so very dangerous
-Can’t see where you have shaved aka no Foam
-No Rash afterwards
4th Place is Conditioner
-Doesn’t leave a rash
-Moisturises as well
-Doesn’t lather up so no foam
3rd Place is Baby Shampoo
-Smells Good
-Lathers well
-Ok Result
2nd Place is Bubble Bath
-Bit Runny
-Lathers well
-Good Result
1st Place is Shower Gel
-Lathers Great
-Good Result
Ok so that’s the results. You can use these substitutes on the arm areas if need be. Let me know what you guys use if you ever run out of Shaving Gel at the wrong time. Let me know if you have tried any of these ones and had a different opinion to me.
Until Next Time

Lip Balm/Stain Battle

Hello my lovely readers,
I have noticed that a lot of makeup brand have been bring out these lip balms/ tint/stain products. I’m not sure quite what category they fall under at the moment but with so many brands bringing them out I wanted to know if there was one brand that was out performing the rest! Now I looked at a variety of brands including one that could be described as high end. The brands that I looked at are Make Up Academy, Soap & Glory, L’Oreal, Rimmel and Revlon. Now the way I did this was by blindfolding my mum and testing them out on her. She then scored them, I will also include my thoughts as well.
So lets jump in:
MUA Power Pout
I got two from this line and they were Justify and Broken Hearted. Justify is an orange colour whereas Broken Hearted is a red colour with possibly a slight hint of pink. 
-Smells Minty like spearmint
- Good pigmentation
-£3 each
- 5/10
Thoughts: I really like these, they don’t pull the lips and they don’t need any re applications due to the stain in them. Easy to remove and will look brilliant on their own or used with other lip products. The price for these was so nice and very affordable.
Revlon Just Bitten
Again I got two of these and they were completely different colours and not what I would usually were. I got Cherish which is a lilac purple colour and charm which is a peachy nude colour.
-Spearmint Smell
-Dragged Lips when applying
-Good pigmentation
-£7.99 each
- 4/10
Thoughts:  I disagree with my mum here as I didn’t feel like these ones dragged my lips. There may have been a little dragging but no more than when you put on any other lip product.  The price was a bit more than I wanted to pay but I did like the choice and the colours surprised me and I happened to actually like them on my lips.
L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine
I only got one of these and it was in the colour Die For Guava which is a gorgeous light to medium pink colour.
-no smell
-Too Hard when applying
-No Lip Dragging
-Shine on lips
-Good colour but not brilliant
Thoughts: I do love this colour, but I am a great fan of all things pink and this is brilliant for when you want a nude pink colour on your lips but in a subtle way. The price wasn’t too expensive but  I still found it a lot for the product.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker 3D Volume Lip Shine
I got this one in Bashful which is a very light pink colour and I only purchased one of these. I do think in my opinion that this brand is kind of high end.
-Vanilla/ Sweet Smell
-Easy to apply
-No Dragging the lips
-Feels silky on the lips
Thoughts: For me I would of given this one a higher score as I love the sweet smell it has to it. Admittedly I’m not a fan of the price, I think it’s a bit much for the product but then again if you compare it to other high end products I would say the price is pretty nice in that respect.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush
I only got one of this line when there was an offer going on a while back. I got the colour Give me a cuddle which is a light to medium pink.
-Vanilla/Sweet Smell
-Went on Okay
-Didn’t drag the lips
-Good pigmentation
Thoughts: I not only love the colour of this product but I also love the sweet smell. My lip products don’t need to smell for me to like them but a nice smell is never a bad idea. The price for this product is better than some of the others.

So there we have a Lip balm/stain battle where the winner turned out to be Rimmel London. Let me know in the comments which brand would have been victorious if you did this battle. Let me know if you have tried this products and most importantly what you thought.
Until Next Time