Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Newbies #1

L to R: Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner, Kerastase Bain VolumActive Shampoo, Jergens Cocoa Butter Body Moisturiser, Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara, MUA Eyeshadow Palette Heaven & Earth, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Medium, Essie Nail Varnish Splash of Grenadine

These are some of the new products I have bought recently. So far, I am impressed with the Kerastase Volume shampoo. It claims that "[it's] bodifying formula delivers long-lasting substantial volume, strength and vitality." I would say it has delivered. Would definitely buy this product again. The PK conditioner, however, I think is good but perhaps a little heavy for my hair so I probably wouldn't buy it again. I bought it after seeing that it had won many awards and been voted one of the best conditioners. After being disappointed with the elasticiser also, I think me and PK are not suited. Worth a try though.

Essie nail varnish I love! It applies so easily and evenly, drys quite quickly, doesn't chip much, and removal is hassle-free. I love this colour, too. I'm already planning my next Essie purchase.

I had to try MUA after hearing so many reviews, and for the price I couldn't not. The shadows aren't that pigmented but they do apply and blend well and last pretty well. At £3, I can't complain!

Collection 2000 concealer was another drugstore purchase I have heard a lot of reviews about. Again, for the money, I'm happy. I think you get what you pay for so obviously this isn't comparable to any of the high-end concealers. But it does provide good coverage, lasts a while, and fairly moisturising.

As for the moisturiser and the mascara, these are regular purchases of mine. The moisturiser smells amazing and is not greasy at all! The mascara has been a staple of mine for years; it's a bit of a pain using it in the day time as it's an effort to put on, but for the evening, after a few coats my eyelashes rival fake ones!

There's my quick reviews for this week!