Collection 2000 Angelic Eye Palette

Saturday, 19 November 2011

What with the new(ish) Collection 2000 ad campaign featuring Diana Vickers being everywhere at the moment, I thought I'd review one of their palettes: Angelic.

Angelic has quite a range of colours ('nine muted shades for your day-to-day needs'), including shades of blue, purple, green, and pink, as well as more earthy bronze shades, so hopefully you'd find something you'd like.

I'm not sure who decided bright blue was 'muted', but the eyeshadows are nicely packaged and set out in rows of three with a little double-ended brush to apply them with.

Collection 2000 Angelic Palette Swatches

As you can see from the swatches, the colours are very sheer when you first apply them (apart from the two metallics at the end), although it's easy to build them up with as much or as little colour as you'd like.

The only problem I have with these eyeshadows is the texture, which I can only describe as... crumbly. Even as I tried to apply the eyeshadow it flaked and I got little particles of glitter on my cheeks. I suppose you could solve this problem by using primer, but I don't know if I could be bothered with that every day.

Not that I'd use this as part of my everyday routine  despite how Collection 2000 advertise this, I'm more likely to use the palette when I go out at night. I'd probably apply the eyeshadow with a damp brush to create a liquid liner, or blend it with kohl pencil.

Overall I'd say this is a fun way of creating a colourful eye, and the price is reasonable considering you get nine eyeshadows for £4.19, but I won't be repurchasing.

5 Reasons Why I Love Original Source

Monday, 5 September 2011

5 Reasons Why I Love Original Source

I've been using Original Source's shower gels for ages now and they're one of my favourite products ever. I genuinely can't fault them and I can't recommend them enough. Here's why.

1. The fragrances

No matter what type you go for you can guarantee it will smell amazing and natural. The scents are strong enough to linger on your skin after you've showered but not so strong that they gas everyone around you.

2. How long they last

One squirt of the gel on a shower puff is all you need because it lathers up so well.

3. They're gentle

They don't dry out my sensitive skin or cause any irritation, which is quite rare for me.

4. The packaging

Colourful enough to brighten up the bathroom, without taking up too much room.

5. They're environmentally friendly and animal friendly

Each bottle can be recycled and the products are suitable for vegans.

Have you ever used anything by Original Source before?


Saturday, 3 September 2011

So after a lot of thinking I finally decided to start a blog. I'm not sure what I'll be writing about yet  a little bit about music, a lot about make-up  but I guess I'll see as I go along! Hopefully I'll have something to post soon.

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