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Friday, 31 May 2013

GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner - Sparkling Silver Review


This is a repurchase product, I have used GOSH's eyeliners in the past and quite liked them so wanted to retry them out of curiosity. I believe the colour Sparkling Silver is now a discontinued colour. The eyeliner have a very smooth formula, it glides nicely and does not tug onto the skin. These probably are the creamiest and smoothest drugstore eyeliners on the market. Bourjois's Metallic Eyeliners are also really smooth, but in my opinion Gosh's Velvet Touch eyeliners tops the drugstore range. 

The packing is simple and sleek. The eyeliner is highly pigmented, one swipe gives off vibrant results. Once the eyeliner has dried, it lasts for a long time and it does not budge or smudge, which is great. However, on the waterline I found that it does slightly wear off overtime. For a drugstore eyeliner, the quality is quite high. I personally think that these dupes for the Urban Decay Glide On Eye Pencil.

Sparkling Silver is a nice colour to highlight the inner corners. Its also great to use as a eye shadow. 


Pros:
  • Highly pigmented
  • Affordable and budget friendly
  • Long wear and budge proof 
  • Wide colour range
Cons:
  • Colours in the range are not permanent
Overall I rate this product 5/5 and certainly recommend them to everyone! A budget friendly and highly pigments budge proof eyeliner, what is there not to love? 

Have you tried the Velvet Touch eyeliners or any of GOSH's products? ^^

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Balo Chilli HOT Anti-Cellulite Body Slimming Gel Review and Results

Okay so this is little dairy of the results from Balo Chilli HOT Anti-Cellulite Body Slimming Gel to see weather it will help "burn fat" "reduce cellulite" and "slim down applied areas" or not. ^_^

Week 1

Day 1: I was quite happy with the outcome from just day 1! I felt that my skin where I applied the gel felt and looked smoother. You can read my first impression review here. ^_^


Day 2: I was disappointing with the product as I didn't get the "hot" feeling I did on the first day. There was literally no heat at all, on the morning and night application. :/ So this make me a bit unsure of the product now.



Day 3: During the morning the hot feeling was on/off. Whenever I was near the radiator I would feel the "heat" however when I went somewhere else the "heat" goes/cools down. That made me start to think it's a heat activated product. As for night application, the "hot feeling" appeared in 10 minute, I think this due to applying it after shower so it absorbed better.

Day 4: In the morning, once again there was no "hot feeling" at all. As for night, I applied immediately and there was a "hot feeling" every where I applied it. This time I also wrapped the areas with cling film which helped the product from transferring and heat up better. Even though the product says to apply twice a day, I think that the product only activates the heat after a shower or when the body temperature is slightly higher e.g while doing exercise.

Day 5: Same happened like day 3 & 4
Day 6: After 3 days, I decided stop using it in the morning and only after the shower because thats when the product only seemed to be effective.
Day 7: After a week of using the product, there was ups and downs, but I actually did find my thigh to lose a bit of fat! :DDD Before using the gel my thigh was 53cm in diameter and it reduced to 52.5cm, only 0.5cm difference but better than nothing! ^_^   

Week 2

After using this for another week, using it only after having shower/bath. I thought it wouldn't work because it didn't seem to give my skin that smooth appearance like the first time I used it. I measured my thigh today and it was 52cm, another 0.5cm gone! So was like wowwwww. At the moment I do think this product works but not as dramatic as other people have claimed. ^_^

Week 3

Since I still want quicker results, I tried again using it in the mornings. I don't know why it but the products just doesn't seem to work in the morning. :L So I tried having a shower in the morning and applied after, its does slightly heat, you can feel it immediately for about 5 minutes and then it goes. xDD However its works fine during afternoon or night time, which is still a mystery to me. Anyway with the results like before I have lost 0.5cm again. So it 51.5cm now ^_^

Week 4

I have used up one tube now, it should last longer for those that use it on their stomach only only there, as I used it on my arms, stomach, and thighs. Measuring my thigh today gave me a bigger surprise as I lost 1cm! :OO Which is more than the previous weeks. which I am super happy about! Also using this I have notice my thigh gap is more noticeable now! :D Its now at 50.5cm

Week 5

Using it for another week another 0.5cm has gone, so it 50cm now ^^. I wonder why the product was more effective last week. O.o

Week 6

This is the MAJORRRR factor here! Since I got lazy I stopped using the gel, and the diameter of my thigh has increased by 1cm. So in a way, this is saying the "slimming effect" is only a temporary thing. I'm going to need to write it about in a different blog post since it will be quite long. Its not the first time this has happened either since i've also tried Decleor Slim Effect Localized Contouring Gel. If you are after permanent fat lost, any cellulite/slimming gel wont work, as its only a temporary thing.

Week 7

After another week of not using the gel the diameter of my thigh has once increased a little again, which was not a surprise me

Week 8 & 9

The diameter of my thigh has not increased. This product will help to slim down body areas a little but it is a temporary solution as it helps to reduce water weight. The weight will slowly return but you also find that your body is slightly more toned after use.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Balo Chilli HOT Anti-Cellulite Body Slimming Gel First Impression Review

eBay £14 for 3 x 85ml tubes
Yayyy this my first blog post! So I apologies if its not that good. I couldn't find much reviews for this product before buying it so here's an extra review/information for people that are interested in this product. ^_^

I've been wanting to try this product for a really really long time now and I never got round to buying it as I was skeptical as to if it would work or not. I brought this from eBay for £14 I know it's a bti more pricey then what other people have paid but it needed it ASAP so I bought it from a UK seller. Plus £14 for 3 tubes is a decent price and much cheaper than £6.50 just for 1. They do have these available in the big 250ml tubes for £16. But since i'm Asian, doing some calculation 85ml x 3 = 255ml you'll get a little more product and for less. Prices will vary depending where you purchase it from.

Okay starting on the review, this products claims to-
  • Burns fats and shape up the skin
  • Help blood circulation by expanding blood vessels
  • Protect against and reduces cellulite
  • Makes skin smoother and have a smoother appearance
Note: This product may react different on various people due to sensitivity etc. My skin isn't sensitive

When I first opened the tube there was quite a strong chili and garlic scent, so my first reaction was like woooiiii~ O.o 

Following the instructions; I simply massaged the gel on my stomach and thigh after having a shower. I only applied a little amount because a reviewer said its best to use little by little to avoid over heating/burning. The product claimed that you'll feel the area you've applied it to heat up after 15 minutes, however I didn't feel any heat. Since I used this at night time, I got bored of waiting and accidentally fell asleep lol. I woke up during the night, around 3 hours after application my stomach and thigh was hot! You can definitely feel the heat; it wasn't too hot or unbearable, it was actually quiet nice haha.

And... because i'm sleepyhead, sure I was excited to know that the product was working but I feel asleep right away. When I woke up the heat was still there in the morning, which really surprised as I didn't expect the heat to last that long. When I looked at my thigh I definitely saw a little difference, my skin did look smoother. :')

The gel is easy to apply and spreads out nicely. A little does go a long way with this gel. I do recommend people to wash their hands after applying the gel, because if your're a bit derpy like me you may touch your face and it will leave a tingaly sensation for a while. Some people may not like the scent of this product as it is quite strong.

Since i've only use this gel a few times, I can't actually say weather it will help to "burn fat" or help to reduce cellulite but I do like this product already. I feel that this gel may actually help to slim down my thighs and stomach. I will contiunue to use this product which you can click here to see the results and to find out more information about the product as I experiment with it. Or just to see weather it actually works or not. ^_^