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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

quick reviews #7

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Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control*, Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Serum*, NYX Cream Shadows, GOSH Giant Sun Powder*, Nip & Fab Glycolatic Fix Treatment Pads*, Collection Cream Puff in Powder Puff 2

Clarin's Body Lift Cellulite Control: While I was never expecting miracles from the Clarins Control Cream I have noticed a little bit more tightness on the skin on my thighs since adding this to my nightly routine. I worry loads about cellulite but I dont have a huge amount, and I hope to keep it that way. I thought I'd give it a while despite not having high hopes. The cream feels really cooling and fresh on the skin, almost a little tingly. It smells a little minty and medicinal too which I really like. Im not into body cream really but I have enjoyed using this one as it feels so fresh and clean rather than sticky and suffocating.

Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Serum: I love how smooth and soft it makes my skin feel, I feel it really gives my complextion a nice boost whenever I use it. The packaging is very handy and one pump goes a long way. it is very thin, but absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue behind. The product has a lot of excellent, good-for-your-skin ingredients and provides a good Vitamin C boost to the skin.

NYX Cream Shadows: I was really underwhelmed by these, although the colours are pretty in the tube! They have very little colour pay off and apply very patchy onto the lids. The formula isn't creamy, more sticky and foamy and just seems to sit on the lids rather than blend. I found myself struggling to smooth them out and make them look good no matter how hard I tried to work with them. They work out okay as a base but the shimmer is so chunky it just flakes off and migrates around the eye area. I wouldnt recommend these at all!

GOSH Giant Sun Powder: I wore this on my legs and arms when I went out at the weekend to give my skin a bit of a glowy boost. I used a large kabuki body brush and buffed it lightly over my fake tan. Overall I really liked it as it wasn't too dark in tone and was very illuminating on the skin. It's not quite a bronzer, but it does have a little colour in it. I think the packaging is way too big, it could be half the size and just as good! Very subtle and would really enhance a natural tan.

Nip & Fab Glycolatic Fix Treatment Pads: These are basically the same as Alpha H Liquid Gold but they come already soaked in the solution. Great for travelling or when I forget cotton pads! They do a great job of chemically exfoliating the skin and leaving you looking fresh faced and boosted in the mornings. I prefer Liquid Gold but this is a nice alternative to it!

Collection Cream Puff in Powder Puff 2: I've reviewed the Cream Puff's from Collection before but I thought I'd purchase another shade as I did genuinely enjoy the formula. However Powder Puff is literally that, it looks like you've taken a powder puff and dabbed powder on your lips. This shade especially 100% one of those concealer lips type products and not even a good one at that. The formula doesnt lend well to the colour of this one. I do think other shades in the Cream Puff range are much nicer so dont completetly disregard them because of this one! They are normally pretty matte shades that wear quite comfortably!


  1. I love the Gosh Sun Powder, great post xx

  2. I am really enjoying the penguin photobomb. Pesky little tyke!

    I've heard a lot about the Ole Henrikson serum, might have to give it a go. :)

  3. Was going to get some of the NYX shadows as I'd seen them on sale, I'll give it a miss now!

    Karen xx

  4. I've been meaning to get a bronzing powder to use on my body and GOSH doesn't tend to be too expensive so will try it out... Need to get a glow about my pasty, grey skin in this awful weather!

    megan from

  5. That crème puff sounds so disappointing, nobody likes concealer lips. I have a few other shades and really enjoy using them xx

  6. Its a shame you didn't like the colour of this creme puff but I think that I am going to try some of the others! xxx

    Maddy from

  7. I like the look of the cream puff and the body glow.
    I'm so pale that anything helps my skin haha!

    Check out my blog;
    Day Dreams & Daisy Chains

    - Kelly.

  8. I keep forgeting to try the cream puff! x

  9. Shame about the nyx eye colours, they do look like really pretty colours! Some of the other are defiantly something to look out for!

    Pipp xx

  10. Great reviews need to try out the collegen serum
    S xx

  11. The GOSH sun powder sounds really good!

    Maxine, xx

  12. If you have the powder on your arms wouldn't it just get all over your clothes? Haha.

  13. Really want to try the Ole Henrikson serum, it sounds amazing and I think I'll give the collection creme puffs a miss!

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  14. I really want to try the treatment pads!

    Please check out and follow my blog! I'd really appreciate it! <3

  15. I've been wanting to try the Alpha H Liquid Gold for ages, and when I first saw these I thought I might try these instead. Definitely think I'll purchase the Liquid Gold now though!

    I really like the idea of these short reviews!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA


  16. I love Creme Puff in 'Fairy Cake' but I'm not keen on any of the other shades either x

  17. The NYX shadows look like gorgeous colours, it's a shame about the quality!

  18. these are some really great reviews and i'm now very tempted to give a lot of these products a go (probably not a good thing for my bank account...). i'm currently working very hard at the gym to try and lose some weight and tone my body ready for summer but i think this clarins cream could really help with the whole process and add to the tightening of my skin. i also really like the look of the ole henrikson serum and the nip & fab pads as i'm always on the look out for new skin care treatments! the nip & fab pads are particularly appealing to me because i really want to try out the alpha h liquid gold too! :) X

  19. Love the sound of the serum and the nip & fab pads, I might try those because I can't really afford Liquid Gold, need to go find out how much everything is now, my purse is really not a fan of your blog Lily, you just make me want to go and buy things!

    Pip x


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