Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

Hello my loves.

Today's review is on my current holy-grail eyeshadow palette. It is the Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is often said to be a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but as I do not own that palette, I cannot compare them. What I can say though, is that this is an incredible palette!

This palette comes with 12 neutral shades, two of which are matte, whilst the rest are shimmery. The formula of these shadows is incredible, as they are all buttery smooth, pigmented, and lack fallout. These eyeshadows last all day long on my eyelids, without creasing.

The packaging of the palette isn't the best, but I do not find it to be overly flimsy or cheap looking. The eyeshadows are housed in a plastic packaging, with a black base and a clear lid. The palette also comes with two dual ended sponge tip applicators.

The Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Palette contains 16g of product, and is manufactured in China. Chi Chi is a cruelty free company, and therefore this product is not tested on animals.

The following photos have been taken in natural lighting, with two swipes of eyeshadow, and without primer.

This palette can be purchased from Myer or Target stores in Australia for $22.95. Any international customers can purchase it off the Chi Chi website, but I will warn you that the postage fees will influence the overall price.

In conclusion, I am a huge fan of this eyeshadow palette. I use it almost every single day, and I think that for the price, the quality of the eyeshadows is impeccable! I would recommend this palette to anyone.

Eila xo

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

What's In My Shower ♡

For today's post, I decided to show you guys what's in my shower. I thought it would be a little more practical and less creepy to share my products through a blog post, rather than actually filming a video in my dimly lit bathroom.

Starting off with body washes, I'm currently alternating between the Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel, and the Lush Sweetie Pie Jelly. The Happy Hippy Shower Gel has a strong grapefruit scent, which I am not a huge fan of, but I do find it to be very practical for cleansing my skin and also for shaving. On the other hand, the Sweetie Pie Jelly has a delicious blackberry scent, but is less practical, with a thick jelly consistency. 

My favourite body scrub at the moment, is the Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub. It gently exfoliates my skin, and leaves it feeling soft and velvety smooth. If i'm being completely honest with you, the next product is one that I often forget to use. The Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion Skin Conditioner is a moisturising product that is designed to be used whilst showering. I am often too lazy to use it, and i'm also not too keen on the slippery residue that it leaves.  

Another shower essential is the Gilette Venus Embrace Razor. I'm not too picky when it comes to razors, but I do like that this one has five blades, and gives a very close shave. 

For haircare products, at the moment I am switching between the TRESemmé Keratin Infusing Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Unico Formulations Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner*. I like to regularly switch up my shampoo and conditioner. If my hair is feeling dry and unmanageable, I like to use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Collection, as I find that it does an amazing job at making my hair feel silky smooth and nourished. If my hair is looking flat and limp, I like to use the Unico Formulations Volumising range, as it gives my hair extra volume, and since they are clarifying products, they also help to remove product build up in my hair. 

Ever since running out of my discontinued Nude by Nature Cleanser, i've been using the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser. This is a lovely gentle cleanser with a gel formula. I find that it does an amazing job of removing makeup and cleaning my face, whilst still remaining gentle. 
Another product can always be found in my shower, is the Simple Kind to Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub. This is an extremely gentle, yet effective scrub. I use this once a week to exfoliate my face, and it does an amazing job. It is definitely a must have for anyone who has sensitive skin.

I hope you guys have enjoyed having a snoop into my shower! What are your must-have shower products?

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own.