Monday, 18 January 2016

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS GLOW KIT - GLEAM -



Hiiii beauties, So Last years trend was all about the crazy contouring but the new year 2016 is all about the radiance glow & luminosity, let the shine begin. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills released Two Glow kits in Gleam and That GlowThese kits has been recently launched and by looking at it i had to get my hands on, its all over social media.

I purchased Gleam kit because my friend had That glow kit and its more warm tone with yellow golds, i have fair/light skin and it looked more bronzed on my skin instead of highlight.

So lets get into details, i will talk about the packaging, swatches, comparison.

PACKAGING

Yasss looks so pretty in person, the image doesn't do its justice, i love how sparkly it is, its also travel friendly and has magnetic finish. Another plus its a refill pan so when you run out, you can replace it. However the only downside i wish it had a mirror inside.

SWATCHES



 |HARD CANDY| 
peachy pink with metallic pink sparkles, looks also great as blush

|MIMOSA| 
gold bronze with gold Sparkles


 |STARBURST| 
Baby Pink with light beige/gold Sparkles

|CRUSHED PEARL| 
My favorite, has pearly iridescent, beige with light gold sparkles

Note: The swatches on my fingers shows its true shades when swatched, i didn't play with the colors, however the second swatch with shades zoomed in may look slight different because they are very up close, but shows their true color. 

I love the pigmentation and its buildable to your desire, also has a buttery feel and what i like about it the glitter isnt chunky feels smooth and blends lovely on skin. I also love mixing them together gives and extra glow and unique shade. you can also use it on your eye lids, inner corner of the eye, brow bone as it has been mentioned behind the packaging.

Two kits are suitable for Different skin tones from cool to warm, i fairly prefer glow kit in Gleam for fair/Light/medium skin or cool tone, as it will accentuate the glow instead of bronzer look, and If your medium/dark i utterly recommend That glow kit which has a warm golden tone and will definite complement your skin. 

Just to note this is my own preference and knowledge after swatching both kits. i did few swatches and compared them both, I want to make your decision easier to which you want without regret. But you can choose any glow kit you like I am inlove with it I totes recommend you getting it xx

You all may ask why i did not use my friends that glow kit to swatch? because i am not going to swatch something its not mine if that makes sense!! i might ruin her pretty palette with the intense rubbing lol.

I will link That Glow kit if your curious to see swatches by www.temptalia.com

An Ideal Brush to use?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tapered brush #23 

This baby does a remarkable job applying illuminators/highlighters, the bristles are so soft picks the product superbly, and for more intensity i use Fix+.
Retail Price | $25 USD 

Where to buy?

US & International 
www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com 
Retail Prices $40 USD 

IMPORTANT NOTE TO MY AUSTRALIAN FOLLOWERS

When processing payment through Anastasia Beverly Hills Website, Please Select Visa/MasterCard for a successful payment, Do not select Paypal as it will give you a note saying "Sorry, but the merchant only ships within the United State" as it happened with me but i figured it out, just a heads up!!


"THE IMAGES ATTACHED ARE ALL TAKEN BY ME, IF USED PLEASE CREDIT"


Last thing to mention out of topic, I don't mean to brag in any way but i am just thrilled and over the moon, taking photos as a beauty blogger is like a full time job lol, I can't believe Anastasia Beverly Hills who i also want to congratulate on recently hitting 8M, featured my Images on instagram twice YASSS. It might not seem biggie to you but it just made my day.




I hope you enjoyed this review

Til next time lovelies

ZENA XO




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Sunday, 10 January 2016

NIVEA MEN POST SHAVE BALM AS FACE PRIMER




Hiiii, hope you all doing great, so in what way am i going to start this review, i want it short and straight to the point as I would like to thank NikkieTutorials for discovering this beauty, genius!! like who would of assumed that Nivea men post shave can be a primer, i didn’t.

I have been using it for a while and yes i am obsessed, I myself don’t rely on much in primers but after using this my foundation applies better, it melts in my skin and my makeup lasted all day, this is my new daily primer.


When applied on face it becomes a bit sticky and it has a strong smell like a man but fades few minutes so no biggie, it did not irritate me, just be careful if it irritated you stop using.


Besides that i always moisturize well before i apply it because i find it bit drying alone, as i am more combo to dry side. My friend has oily skin and worked fine, just be aware for prone skin I'm not sure if it's suitable or not.


Packaging and Features

The bottle is quite heavy and unfortunately its glass, If you plan to travel one day empty a decent amount of poduct on a travel Friendly plastic container from a dollar store to prevent breakage and minimize weight. 

Lastly, it has no alcohol and paraben free which its great for sensitive skin and helps prevent irritation. The balm contains calming Bisabolol, moisturising vitamin E, chamomile, and soothing Provitamin B5. Most interesting Nikkie has mentioned an ingredient called Glycerin which most primers have in helps foundation glide smoothly and stick on the skin. 

PRICE || AUD $11.59 

Where to buy?
You can find it at any local Store or pharmacy, i purchased mine from Woolworths. 

I totes recommend you trying it and let me know in the comment below what you think!! Did it work for you?



I hope you enjoyed this Review, til next time 
ZENA XO

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Monday, 4 January 2016

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIMITED EDITION 'SELF- MADE' EYESHADOW PALETTE


Hiii beauties, hope you all are having a great start of the year. I don't know why but i am obsessing over "ABH" Anastasia Beverly Hills Products lately, the quality never lets me down.

My Recent buy is the limited edition Self-Made eyeshadow palette, yes i know i am a bit delayed as it has been released for a while but i totes regret not getting it earlier because ABH is known of their contour kits and brows so i was worried i won't like the quality of the eyeshadows.

When i first Swatch them i was astonished of the quality, specially when applied it blended flawlessly together, it has a buttery smooth feel with amazing pigmentation ranges in matte, metallic, duo chrome, titanium, sparkle, satin finishes; so versatile for day to night look. 

It also comes with double sided eyeshadow brush for application and blending, i am obsessed with it i wish they sell it individually to have more backups. Besides that i love the packaging so easy to travel with as its magnetic and has a lightweight feel.

So lets get right into the Packaging/Swatches:


I love Pink Champagne on the lids, and Treasure inner corner of the eye to brighten.
Love blending both Sherbert/Hot & Cold in the eye crease together as a transition shade, my go to. Love Self-Made on the lids so beautiful.
Isla & blossom so gorgeous shades but i lean more towards neutral, plum, gold tones; i should 
definite step up my game & play with more colors. Blush is a duo chrome shade when swatched in person leans towards pink & light beige, the image caught the light beige.
Love applying Hot Chocolate outer corner of the eye, and outer rim for smokey effect, Buttery
 is amazing for color wash base and brow bone to highlight.

I totally recommend this Palette if you still can get your hands on as its limited edition, its also great for Makeup beginners it wont fail you.

Retail Price $35 USD  ||  $55-$65 AUD


TRUSTED ONLINE STORES TO CONSIDER PURCHASING LINK ATTACHED

Australian Followers



Australian & International Followers




US Followers

www.nordstrom.com // Instock



*OOS (Out Of Stock) : Keep an eye on when its back instock or wait list, just an idea of Trusted sites i recommend purchasing from.


Hope you enjoyed the review and swatches, and if you have any questions please comment below.



 till next time beauties


ZENA XO







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