4 Products I'm Just Not Sure About...




I got this in a gift set at Christmas and I was so excited to use it for the first time after reading so many great reviews and I have to say, I was really disappointed. I love Soap and Glory products usually and I was shocked to find something that I'm not too keen on, I'm still trying to love this and trying to blame the fact that the mascara isn't working for me because of how rubbish my eyelashes are. Overall I find this mascara is great to give a natural look for a "no makeup" makeup look, but obviously considering its name of "Thick & Fast HD Mascara" which sounds dramatic and amazing, it's anything but. It's supposed to give a lovely, voluminous look and it's just not doing that for me. 


So over the past few weeks, I've literally had an obsession with buying new lipsticks/lipcreams (I've now moved onto eyeshadow palettes lol). So because I know I love the NYX soft matte lip creams, I decided to try out some of the Lip Lingerie lipsticks out because everyone and their mum seem to have them. I kind of did a school boy error and bought 3 at the same time, without actually knowing if I like the formula/if I'm allergic or not etc. I adore the colours I chose - Bedtime Flirt, Ruffle Trim and Push Up as I really am loving nude lip colours at the minute. But the formula isn't as nice as the Soft Matte Lip Creams, it's very drying and also hard to remove, I've resulted in using coconut oil when removing because it's what I find easiest since when I did try to remove Ruffle Trim (the darkest shade out of the ones I own) and it somehow cut my lip open which wasn't great. I'll admit the longevity of these is great. I'm still using them but I'm not sure if I'd buy any other Lip Lingerie shades unless they changed the formula.

I know I raved about this in my Spring Makeup Shake Up after my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer had started to let me down after literally years of using it. So I moved onto this concealer. I adore the high coverage this gives but the shades aren't great. I did write about the shades not being the greatest in my Spring Makeup Shakeup post, but since then I've noticed whilst wearing the concealer that later on the day I seem to form a kind of light orange-y halo under my eyes, which is not a great look. I think it's a good concealer if the shade is right for you, but because of how pale I am, it's just not working for me. Maybe it'll be a little better in the Summer when I kind of tan/burn (lol). I do really like the packaging and applicator for this though. 

I adore The Body Shop, I definitely have my go-to favourite products but I've started to pick up more things from there over the past year or so and I'm never let down. I picked this up whilst doing an online order because of being tempted by the promotion of 40% off and free delivery over £10 (I'm a sucker for a good promo). I decided to pick up the 60ml just in case I didn't like it, I know I like the scent of Almond Milk and Honey but different places have different ideas of the scent I guess. It arrived and I was happy to find that it does smell exactly as I expected but when I first used it, I found that it didn't really do much, it doesn't really make you feel like you've had a shower. It doesn't lather up in any way and the scent doesn't linger after you get out of the shower like most Body Shop shower gels/creams do, which was kind of disappointing. My skin did feel really soft after using it though. So I'm just not sure on this, I like it to a point but I don't think I'd rush out and pick up another one if/when I run out of the product. 

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18 comments:

  1. I've tried the Lip Lingerie and heard similar sentiment so you're not alone! I actually love it though which I was surprised! Great honest reviews. Xx Jen beautylifemom.com

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    1. I do like them but just don't love them. Prefer the soft matte lip creams instead :) I do love NYX products though! x

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  2. I totally agree re the soap and glory mascara! I've got a couple over the past few years in various gift boxes and am always so disappointed by them. I really like the lip lingeries though, they can be quite drying but I always use lipbalm before applying and it is normally ok for me :) xo
    www.misszarabelle.com

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    1. I definitely won't be picking up another one lol and I've actually wore the Push Up one today with some lipbalm underneath and it did feel less drying, so thanks :) x

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  3. I haven't tried the Soap and Glory mascara but I've heard such good things about it, I don't think I'll be picking it up anymore though. Thanks for your honest reviews.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Ah Sorry! If you're looking for a new mascara I definitely would recommend the Maybelline Lash Sensational or the L'Oreal Miss Hippie :) They are both my current faves x

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  4. I am really enjoying trying Lottie London at the moment, I hadn't really discovered them until only recently, I haven't yet tried their concealers. I have always wanted to try the mascara but I am not sure it would work for me, my lashes are so rubbish and straight.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. Ooo which products are you using from Lottie London? I'm thinking about buying the some of the liquid lipsticks and maybe a blusher or two too :) x

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  5. I'm the same with you with the body shop shower cream, I got it with the 40% off thing too and it just doesn't do a lot, nice smell but it doesn't linger.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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    1. Yeah it's a shame because I love most Body Shop products I buy x

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  6. I love the lip lingeries so it's such a shame you didn't get on to well with them! I really want to try some more lip things from Nyx now! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. I do have some other things from NYX and love them. I do like the lip lingeries but I just don't love them. Prefer my soft matte lip creams :) x

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  7. I will have to pass on the lip lingeries next time because drying lip products are not for me.

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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    1. I do still wear them but like I said I do find them very drying x

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  8. I love that you made this post, it is so unusual to the normal stuff you read on blogs! I haven't actually tried any of these but I will probably give most of them a miss for definite now. You have a lovely little blog here by the way, well done on all your hard work with it! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you liked the blog post! Also thank you so much for your kind words, really means alot :) x

      astoldbykirsty.co.uk

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  9. I guess the point of the Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey range is to be a super gentle offer for sensitive skin, which probably explains why it doesn't lather or have a strong scent that lingers. I found the scent stronger in the body butter - but still not overpowering like some Body Shop ones can be!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

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  10. I love these types of posts for really honest reviews on products. I haven't tried any of the Nyx liquid lipsticks yet as I just can't decide which to try first. I've heard such mixed reviews on the lip lingeries so I guess I'll have to pick one from that range and one from the soft matte lip creams I think!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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