Today I am reviewing e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick(£3.00). When I saw them online I thought to grab all the shades but few were not available. There are total 7 beautiful shades available to try and I got 4 of them for me. The Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick is a tinted lip color that glides on like a lipstick but looks like a gloss. With nourishing Jojoba, Soybean and Vitamin E key ingredients, it conditions and moisturizes the lips.
The Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick comes in a white matte chubby pencil like packaging. It twists up/down so you do not have to use pencil sharpener. It has clear cap so you can easily find the shade you are after. The end of pencil is coloured in a similar shade as the gloss. It has sweet peppermint fragrance that fades away after application. It does not cause any tingling sensation on my lips. This lip gloss sticks glide smoothly on lips and gives shiny finish. All four are nicely pigmented and also buildable. Apply one layer to achieve a light wash of color, or apply more to get a richer, intense color payoff.
These lip glosses are so moisturising that no need to put anything on underneath. Just apply it and go, that’s it. I only got one cremy shade rest three have glitter flakes in them, that are noticeable when applied. They do not feel sticky on lips as they are not lip glosses which makes them even better. The color pay off is really good. They last average 4-5 hours on my lips even after drinking then have to re-apply.
Flirty & Girly is vivid fuchsia shade with heavy shimmers in it. It has frosty finish. I really like this bright colour with shimmers. It is showstopper shade for me. The shimmers are pretty prominent, and although they do feel textured on the lips, they do not feel uncomfortable on by any means. This is a great shade for a night out.
Pink Umbrella is a true pink with a cool undertone. This is one of my favorites! It gives a natural looking pop of soft pink to the lips. This shade goes with any look. It also has some silver glitters in it.
Tiki Torches is a coral shade with gold glitters in it. It is perfect warm shade for summer. This one I use as eyeshadow too, and it looks beautiful.
Movie Star is a berry red with cream finish. It is not loud colour. It gives sheer red lips.
Overall, they are very affordable Lip Gloss Sticks. The lasting power is good. You can pick few shades if you are looking for a moisturizing gloss that feels comfortable on the lips and packs a punch in the pigment department. If you like sheer colour then I would recommend e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balms as they hydrate the lips and give beautiful looking tinted lips.
You can buy e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick from UK website here. If you are staying in India you can buy them from iherb.
One more review on The Body Shop Shower Gel. I am reviewing The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel(Rs.425,250ml) which I got in December month. I have used this shower gel earlier too and I really liked it specially the fresh scent of it so while shopping online I added it to my cart. When it comes to shower gel, I am not overly fussy – so long as it smells nice, I am generally sold. In my previous post I have reviewed Cocoa Butter Shower Cream which you can find here. The Wild Argan Oil range is made of previous handpicked community fair trade wild argan oil, found deep in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Argan oil is traditionally used by the Berber womer, as part of their hammam beauty rituals, to protect and nourish their skin and hair from the harsh Sharan winds and fierce sun. It is rich in essential fatty acids – including linoleic acid(omega 6) and natural tocopherols, making it a superior skin-nourishing ingredient and earning it the title “Queen of Oil”.
The shower gel comes in a solid transparent plastic bottle with flip top. The shower gel is orangy brown in color. The consistency is medium. It has very gorgeous semi-sweet nutty fragrance which lingers on for about hour after bath. The scent is very refreshing and uplifting. I love how my whole bathroom smells of this shower gel while taking bath. The fragrance is not overpowering but not very subtle too. It lathers up very nicely compare to shower creams. As all the TBS shower gels and creams are soap-free, it does not make the sky dry.
Bubbling Bath is always the ancillary I gravitate to first. This Argan Oil and Honey infused treat hydrates and conditions the skin while the lovely scent lingers. It is also infused with Castor Oil & Glycerin which are known agents to preserve moisture of the skin. It is very moisturising and nourishing. You can skip applying body lotions or body butters for few hours after using this. It is that moisturising. It leaves the skin supple and comfortable. This Argan Oil shower gel felt really kind on my skin and did not leave it feeling dry as other shower gels seem to.
I definitely recommend The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel as not only does it smell incredible, but it also lathers really easily, which means a little product goes a long way. It nourishes skin while showering and after showering as well. I also looking forward to try some more products from Wild Argan Oil range.
So what do you think about this shower gel? Have you tried any products from The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range? Do you have any recommendation?
You can buy The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel from here.
Today I am going to review W7 Neon Nights Electric Eyeshadow Palette which I have been sent very kindly to try and review on my blog. I have not played with neon shades earlier so I was really excited to try this palette. I think this palette is perfect for colour festival, mardi grass festival and all. When I was looking at Urban Decay’s collection I found Urban Decay’s Electric palette which has same shades of W7. I was really surprised that I found one more dupe! So W7 Neon Nights Electric Eyeshadow Palette is dupe of Urban Decay’s Electric Palette. I have not tried Urban Decay’s one so I cannot compare both.
The packaging is lovely. It is transparent and you can see all the shades from top. The packaging of this palette looks like it is made of glass but actually it is plastic and packaging is quite strong and light weight. All the ingredients are listed at the back of the palette and sadly eyeshadows have not given any names. This palette comes with double ended applicator, one side sponge and other side is brush. The actual brush is quite good to use. Sponge side I rarely use for my inner corners of eyes.
I know brighter and vibrant eyeshadows are not everyone’s choice. And this shades you cannot wear daily. If you are really into bright makeup and looks then this is perfect for you. The eyeshadows in this palette are nice and smooth. This palette consists mixture of matte and shimmer shades. All the colors are blend-able and very easy to work. This palette also has long-lasting formula and won’t fade easily over/without primer. Most of the shades are nicely pigmented but few of them are noticeable but they don’t have good pigmentation. Like Yellow, Teal and Toxic Apple colour eyeshadows don’t have good colour payoff so for those shades have to use white base. I think if all the shades applied wet then they will be more pigmented. Yellow and neon Pink shades are bit chalky but they apply pretty well. Silver shade in this palette can be used as highlighter.
I quite like the last six colours, right side of the palette. I am not sure about orange and yellow. In swatches I have not used primer, and I have swiped each colour 2-3 times on my hand. The matte shades are bit chalky as I said. There is also slight fall out during application but for low retail price I cannot really complain.
I am going to use most of the shades as eyeliner I am sure they will look cool as eyeliner. Some of the shades you can also use on lower lash line too. This neon colours are more appropriate for spring and summer looks. Overall this palette is good and if you love neon colours then this palette might be too good for you and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a palette with many different looks that include some lovely colours to add a little pop.
What do you think about W7 Neon Nights Electric Eyeshadow Palette? Have you tried neon eyeshadows earlier? How much do you love neon shades? This palette you can buy at retail price £5.00 to £7.00 from eBay, Amazon and many other websites.