VS Sassoon Wave Envy – Video Tutorial & Review

Today I have a video for the brand new Wave Envy from VS Sassoon. I know I already have a video up about triple barrel wavers but this was as a part of the Trial Team and I plan on doing a comparison post between them as there are a few differences.

The video contains a how to section and finishes off with an overview of the products features plus the final look! So onto the video –

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are you a FREAK of nature?

illamasqua freak promotional image courtesy of illamasqua This Thursday the 20th of October Illamasqua releases the brands debut unisex fragrance, Freak. For those like myself this launch has been anticipated for quite some time now, and now that time has finally come

“Working with Illamasqua, I’ve had the opportunity to break all creative boundaries, and to create a truly wonderful magical potion. The unique and potent ingredients leave a truly unforgettable trail and that mesmerise the senses.” Azzi Glasser, Illamasqua Perfume Designer

The promotional images for the fragrance are nothing short of breathtaking but that’s something I’ve grown to expect with Illamasqua.

“For me Freak is all of the dangerously sexy parts of Kubrick’s film ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ captured in a bottle.There’s no middle ground with Freak. The name, the packaging and the fragrance will polarise opinion to simply love or hate.” Illamasqua’s Julian Kynaston

Top Notes

Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion

Heart Notes

Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss

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Winter Beauty – Lipstick

 

It may be late winter here but if you ask me it’s still pretty chilly and there are a few lip products that I love for the season!

lipstick swatch

Pictured L-R: Mac Tribalist, Mac Most Popular, Australis Limited Edition1, OCC Katricia, NYX Chaos and YSL Lip Twin # 12 Raspberry Violet.

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No heat – Wavy Hair

Wavy HairWorried about constant heat styling or can’t get a triple barrel waver? But like my last tutorial using the Babyliss Triple Barrel Waver*?? Well here are a few simple steps that will give you the look, just by braiding!

 

Step 1: Wash hair (shampoo and condition). When you’re done squeeze out extra moisture with a towel and comb through (with a wide tooth comb or pick) either a leave in conditioner or styling oil (I’m not recommending any here as I feel this is one of those personal hair type choices, you’ll probably know what’s better for you than me here!)

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Illamasqua Product Overview–Part 3

Today I have part 3 of the Illamasqua products overview check out part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t already!

First up today I have three powder shadows from the brand Angst, Sadist and Fame (L-R).Illamasqua angst sadist fame

All three are matte shadows that apply easily and blend well too! Out of the three Fame is probably the less pigmented one but is still easy to build up on the lid. My favourite of the lot would probably have to be Angst as I don’t have as many reds as I’d like and it looks fabulous in the crease area. It also slightly reminds me of the Laid Cream Blusher (pictured below). These shadows seem to last well, I’d recommend a good base to start off with as they can stain slightly.

Illamasqua Angst Illamasqua Sadist Illamasqua Fame

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Eye’s Chic Eyelashes from KKCenterHK

lash2A Couple of months back you may have seen that I reviewed a more natural pair of lashes from KKCenterHK (that I’m STILL using), well today I’m here to show you a slightly more (okay a lot more) dramatic set!lash1

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Gillette introduces a new razor and I got to introduce the boyfriend into my world….

You would be safe to assume that since I’m so beauty/hair/product obsessed that my boyfriend would be also into the whole male grooming practices, but to be honest this couldn’t be further from the truth. He rarely shaves (hair growth is super slow) and before getting these products he had no idea what an exfoliator was. Now I’ve tried to get him into the whole cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise routine for what seems like forever. I’ve bought him products and they have literally been sitting in a draw piling up and never been able to convince him to actually use them. His routine is wash face with water maybe some soap if he’s feeling fancy (LOL), shave if needed with some sort of shaving cream he puts no thought into buying and finished off with deodorant and perfume/manfume (which is generally purchased by me)….

Gillette Shaving Gel, Razor, Scrub and Cooling Balm

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Honestly this review is beyond overdue, I have been using Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TSFI from now on) for years now and loved it from first use.  Plus I use it before or in almost every makeup tutorial I film and when I wear makeup so its definitely a product I should have blogged about already!

too faced shadow insuranceSo why do I use an eye primer so frequently you may ask. Simple, why spend time on applying and blending those gorgeous colours only to have them fade, rub off or crease after a short time. Many people don’t agree that an eye primer is a necessary product but for me I personally couldn’t imagine not using one now.

To say that TFSI prolongs the life of your eye makeup is an understatement, colours seem to not only last but stick and blend better as well. This can be especially important when using pigments (also if your not using a base, not to be confused with primer btw).

I’ve read about a certain complaint here and there over the years and that is that the product can separate in the tube. Really, so what? I would never apply my foundation before shaking it, a nail polish without rolling it, so why does it matter if I on odd occasions or when the shelf life is coming to an end I have squish the tube around a bit before squeezing out the product.

The hygienic tube packaging is really what sets the TFSI apart from the Benefit and Urban Decay primers. As with all tube packaged products I’d suggest you close the lid as soon as your finished squeezing just so you don’t suck air back into the tube.

For a while I was using Benefits Stay Don’t Stray as I was trailing it for another website. Don’t get me wrong I actually really like it but ultimately I felt like I was wasting the product due to the pump packaging. I’ve also tried some mineral makeup primers, the concealer method and actually Too Faced Second Base (or 1st? Do they even make it anymore? Probably not is was terrible) as well. But nothing seems to compare to the TFSI.

I would also like to mention that I actually haven’t tried Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (shocker, right?!?), as its kind of a pain to get a hold of here and an eye primer is one product I don’t like having to wait for as I use them so often. Also if it ain’t broke, well you know the rest…..

So to sum all that up (this was really long I know) – Ever since I started using the TFSI my eye makeup has lasted up until the moment I wash my face at night, no fading, no creasing actually no issues at all. So would I buy it again, yes and I already have about 5 or 6 times!

That was long, congratulations if you kept reading to this point !

So do you use a primer? If so what’s your favourite?

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Yes I have actually bought that many of  TFSI’s over the years, (and its a conservative guess)

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