Apparently it’s Easter this week – every year I get really confused as to why it is always at different times, but I’m sure my mate the Easter Bunny has his reasons – and it wouldn’t be Easter without eggs right? I’m not actually a fan of Easter eggs, I take the chocolate bars out of them and give the egg to Mick, but when Look Fantastic launched their own take on Easter goodness, I had to have a bit.
The Beauty Egg Collection is a beautiful round box (sort of Tiffany-esque) full of 7 plastic eggs each with a beauty product inside. It was £60.00 (ouch), but the value of the contents is £200.00, so I thought that I would treat myself to one and see what goodies were inside.
I think that this has sold out now, which is a little frustrating – would it hurt them to make a few more? I cannot fault the packaging of this at all and it is so much nicer than the standard beauty boxes they bring out each month, so I was excited to open the eggs and see what was included.
The Talika Lipocils Ink (£29.00) is an eyebrow treatment that both fills in the brows whilst including a four week regrowth formula that promises to help improve the density and fullness of the brows.
Now I am all for a product that will help my non-existent brows grow, but I am not a fan of the shading formula – it’s like a water colour felt-tip which isn’t something I would choose for shading my brows (I’m in love with the ABH Brow Definer and MAC Espresso). The tip is a good shape for a precise and application though and it does say that it is long-lasting and smudge-proof – it’s just the actual formula I’m not struck on. However, I do really want my brows to grow, so I will probably use this on days when I am staying at home and don’t really care what the old brows look like.
I think my initial reaction seeing Philip Kingsley Elasticizer – Geranium & Neroli (£19.50) was ‘Shoot me in the head’.
Now before you think I don’t like the product, I actually really do, but there is a limit to how many times this needs to be included in beauty boxes, Advent Calendars, life etc … I have a drawer full of bloody Elasticizer and I’m kind of over it now. It is a lovely product – it’s a pre-shamppo treatment that fills the hair cuticle with moisture leaving it looking and feeling healthy and shiny without feeling heavy – and I do use it when I can be bothered to (hate washing my hair – it’s an ordeal at times), but I seriously do not need to see another tube of this for at least 6 months.
It dawned on me the other day that I will be 35 at the end of the year (nervous breakdown imminent), so anti-aging is something that I take seriously, so I wasn’t devastated to see Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream (£79.50 for a 60ml pot – this one is 30ml).
It is a rich, luxurious cream that declares itself as being the best of anti-aging biotechnology (not sure if they just decided that themselves or if someone official told them that). It promises to visibly restore the skin’s resiliency and elasticity leaving you with a firmer, tighter appearance. I have a LOT of anti-aging creams, so this will go in the drawer until I finish some of them, but if it makes me look younger, then I’ll give it a go.
Do you ever get that moment when you see really beautiful piece of makeup and you get the beauty butterflies?
That’s what happened when I saw Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey (£16.50). I have never tried her products before, but this was love at first sight. It’s the most gorgeous gold shimmer highlighter with a lovely creamy texture that applies like a sheer powder. It is pigmented, long-wearing and stunning. Seriously stunning. I love highlighter, and this has the potential of very quickly becoming a favourite – a firm favourite.
I neglected the skin around my eyes for a long time, but I am now a firm believer of treating it carefully and with good products, so the Filorga Optim-Eyes (£40.00) will hopefully be good to use.
It is a 3-in-1 eye contour cream that promises to treat dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes – all of which I suffer from. I am noticing more and more wrinkles (trying to hold off on the Botox though), and I always have dark circles – but recently, I have noticed a lot of puffiness around my eyes and I am not a fan. Once I have finished using my current eye cream, this will be put to the test.
I might have also gotten a little bit excited about the next product.
Illamasqua Hydra Veil (£32.00) is a rehydrating gel primer that is just so good. I have had a few sample pots of this but I am so happy to now have a proper pot. It gives you a perfect base for applying your foundation whilst rehydrating your skin – seriously, you need to try it. A little goes a long way as you only need to use the little spoon included to scoop out a small amount. This made me very happy.
I have a bathroom full of the next product and it’s Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash (£20.00 for 300ml).
This was the first Molton Brown fragrance I fell in love with and it still remains a favourite. It has a spicy yet feminine decent, with it’s mix of pink pepper, ginger and patchouli and it smells so freaking good. It is a beautiful body wash that leaves your skin feeling moisturised and clean, with a spicy scent. This lathers up so well that you only need to use a small amount and, if you’ve never tried Molton Brown before, this will make you an instant fan. Love, love, love it.
Overall, I liked the Beauty Egg Collection, especially the primer, body wash and highlighter (I still can’t get over the prettiness).
The skincare will get used but I’m not in the biggest rush for that, whilst the Elasticizer will go in the drawer with the 3 million other tubes of it. As for the bore product – I will use it to hopefully make my brows grow but it will never become my go to for shading.
Don’t forget to check out my Unboxing video.