Zoeva Cosmetics Black Box

Zoeva Black Box

Zoeva Black Box

This is Zoeva Black Box Collection* is for all the eyeliner addicts out there (me included). When it comes to my wardrobe I very much lean to the All Black Everything way of life & I feel like this Zoeva Eyeliner Collection mirrors my lifestyle.

The Zoeva Black Box is a quartet of four amazingly pigmented eyeliners in one iconic shade – BLACK! This collection almost sings out to me. I love the simplistic packaging, the almost rough texture of the cardboard and the handwritten style font. This collection is like your very own eyeliner wardrobe. black eyeliner is such a staple in anyones beauty wardrobe and having four different formula options means you’re able to create lots of different looks and finishes. Lets face it black never goes out of style.

Zoeva Cosmetics Black Box Eyeliner Collection

Zoeva Calli Graphic Liquid Eyeliner in Black 

If there is one type of liner I wear most often its a liquid liner & this Zoeva one is inspired by a classic calligraphy. It has an ink well packaging which you give a little shake before taking the brush out to make sure the brush has enough product on. It has quite a short nib but it gives you amazing control and its ideal for achieving a very precise finish. This has fantastic staying power & after you have applied it, it doesn’t smudge or transfer. It is an intense black which dries down to a matte finish.

Zoeva Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Noir 

This is such an essential product to have in your makeup bag. Its not the most intense black but it has a lovely creamy formula which makes it effortless to apply. Its a great eyeliner for using on your waterline, to define your eyes. Although it has a soft formula it still has a long lasting formula and the colour doesn’t fade. Just a great product to throw in your makeup bag and one that always gets a lot of use.

Zoeva Black Box Eyeliners

Zoeva Cat Eye Pen in Black

I’m most comfortable using this style of liner, it reminds me of my much used Pixi Lash Line Ink. This has an ultra long, flexible nib which gives you ultimate control to achieve an on ‘Fleek’ cat eye look. The nib is flexible but not to the point where it has no structure, whether you want a delicate line or more of a dramatic bold strokes this Cat Eye Pen is good at creating both. The black colour is very intense and easy to apply, it doesn’t drag or go patchy. The colour has a beautiful rich glossy finish and it is a liner you can trust to stay in place and bold in colour all day.

New Zoeva Black Box Eyeliner Collection

Zoeva Graphic Eyes in Black to Earth 

This is the waterproof offering & its a great option to have in your makeup collection. This eyeliner pencil has a very pigmented and creamy formula which makes it so versatile. Its great at giving you a defined, precise look as well as being easy to blend and smudge out to create that classic smokey eye effect. This really reminds me of my much loved Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and I have to say its just as pigmented as the perversion one. I have really liked using this Zoeva one and it has incredible staying power, after a couple of minutes its there to stay (unless you have a very good cleanser). This gets two thumbs up from me, its very good quality and easy to use.

Zoeva Black Eyeliner Swatches

L-R Graphic Eyes / Soft Kohl / Cat Eye Pen / Calli Graphic

The Cat Eye Pen along with Graphic Eyes the are my absolute two favourites from the collection but they’re all different and give you such a selection of finished and styles. I think this would make a fantastic gift for an eyeliner addict or just to add to your makeup collection to ensure you have all eyeliner bases covered.

I’m very impressed with this collection & love everything from the less is more minimal packaging style to the selection of eyeliners and the fact they’re all black. Its like Zoeva have created this collection just for me & its exactly what I would have picked given the chance. Zoeva just always seem to deliver on quality every time whilst still being affordable.

Zoeva Black Box Collection* £19.50

*PR Sample

Essence Bloggers’ Beauty Secrets Palette

New Essence Makeup Collection

Essence bloggers beauty secrets palette

I adore the German brand Essence all their products are cruelty free and extremely affordable. I have so many favourites from their makeup range and since it launched into Wilko stores a couple of years ago its so much easier to get hold of all my Essence essentials.

Essence recently collaborated with four bloggers as part of the bloggers beauty secrets trend edition and gave them the opportunity to design their very own makeup palette & nail polish. I have been testing out the two products designed by the lovely Mary, who blogs over at Strike a Pose.

Essence Cosmetics Shape & Shadows Eye Contouring Palette

This palette is a multi use eye & brow palette and was inspired by glamorous Hollywood women who influenced style and fashion. It comes beautifully packaged in a sturdy cardboard flip top palette with a magnetic close and it has a fun geometric print.

Inside you get a fab sized mirror, which I did not expect to find as Essence is a more affordable brand but its nice to see that they have included one & I like the unusual shape of it.

New Essence Makeup Collection

Inside you get 4 shadows, a highlighter, a prime & fix brow wax and also a small dual ended brush. One end has an angled brush and the other a cute brow spoolie, I have to say I’ve been using this brush and its great, ideal travel size and the spoolie is fantastic as brushing through your bows to tame them and even out the product. Very cute indeed.

Three of the shadows are lovely neutral matte shades and these double up as both shadows and great brow colours too. I mix the two darkest colours to make the perfect shade to fill in my brows. The powder is pigmented and quite soft so they’re easy to blend and create that natural full brow. I don’t really use the wax as I prefer to set my brows with a clear gel but if you like wax then it is included in here.

These matte shades also work really well as eyeshadows and are great either all over the lid or blended out in the crease. They do take a little work to build up a good amount of colour on the lids and Hazel Grace is quite light so isn’t going to give yo too much payoff but I like to use this shade as a transition shade.

Essence Shape and Shadow Palette

Marilyn Metallic is a beautiful copper rose and is my favourite shade in the palette. Its not too sparkly but it has the most pretty metallic finish and when the light catches it looks really nice. I have been wearing this packed on top of Audrey Highbrow and I love the two together.

The highlighter Billie Vanilli is a frosty cream and it looks nice under your brows and in the inner corners to add some brightness and add a little lift to your eye look. Its not a subtle highlight but if you like to add that extra illumination to your eyes & definition to your brows then its a pretty shade for that!Essence Shape and Shadow Palette Swatches

Essence Bloggers’ Beauty Secrets Nail Polish in All Eyes on Me

The nail polish wasn’t for me, its a pretty grey beige shade but it has a matte finish and I’m not personally a fan of that trend so I have passed it on to my sister in law & she loves it. So it wasn’t a complete fail. The nail polish was easy to apply, it dried evenly, the colour was pigmented and only needed one coat. I didn’t wear it for long so I can’t tell you if it has good staying power, but I did like the colour just not the finish.

Essence Bloggers Beauty Secrets Collection

Above are all four of the palettes & polishes from this collection. Which ones do you like the look of?

Essence is available exclusively nationwide at Wilko Stores & online at www.wilko.com

MooGoo Skincare

MooGoo Skincare

Let me Introduce you to Australian skincare brand MooGoo who are dedicated to delivering all natural, gentle, sensitive skin friendly products. Their range uses all natural ingredients and contains absolutely no nasties or harsh chemicals. Their products are made for people with skin problems such as eczema and Psoriasis but are also a great choice for people that prefer to use products which are natural and won’t cause irritation.

For the past 2 months I have been testing out two products from their extensive range and they have been a real pleasure to have in my beauty stash. First up,

MooGoo Cover Up ButterCup SPF15 Natural Moisturiser*

This moisturiser has quite a thick consistency when you first squeeze it out but once you apply it to your face and massage it in, its very quickly absorbed. So don’t be put off by how heavy it initially seems. This is a daily moisturiser with physical sun protection – that consists of Clear Zinc and Red Raspberry Seed Oil which act like a hat or shade, a cream containing the Zinc Oxide reflects the UV rays away from the body rather than allowing them to penetrate and damage the skin.

Zinc Oxide would normally be white on the skin, but MooGoo use a special type of Zinc Oxide that is made in Australia,  it’s dispersed within Jojoba Oil which helps make it clear and non-greasy. So there is no white cast left on your skin, and it wears well under makeup.

You get a huge 200g of product in a tube & that is going to last me ages. I live in Cornwall and its just too beautiful to stay in doors, so I like to be outside as much as possible (on the beach) so It’s fantastic to have product in my skincare stash that not only protects from harmful UVB & UVA rays but also provides a good amount of hydration. This is an SPF that covers all the bases, its hydrating, all natural and is not tested on animals. It is also suitable for both babies & adults which just reflects how gentle the formula is!

MooGoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanning Cream For Face & Body*

Who else feels the eternal struggle to find that gradual tanner which goes on like a dream & gives the perfect golden glow! Its nice to hear I am not alone, but hold that thought because I think I have found a really really good one. My legs especially never seem to catch any colour and are very much on the pale side so I do like to gradual tan. I like that gradual tans allows me to build up to a natural healthy bronze shade without the fear of looking like a wotsit.

This MooGoo offering uses their Full Cream Moisturiser as a base, so it keeps your skin very soft and the tanner itself is all natural and includes 2 tanning ingredients Canola Oil (a DHA, active ingredient) and Erythrulose (a sugar based ingredient) so these two ingredients are responsible for giving you a natural tan without that biscuit smell!

It takes a couple of days for you too see a good amount of colour but once the tan starts to develop it is even, natural and makes me look so healthy. I have been using it on my face quite a bit too & I like that its subtle and makes my skin look radiant. This also contains Sweet Almond Oil, raw Cocnut Oil and Squalene which are nourishing and keep your skin looking and feeling its best. This is a whopping 200ml too and for £15.50 I think its a bargain.

MooGoo are fantastic at listing their ingredients and explaining all about their benefits in a very concise and easy to understand way. So if you want to learn a more about the brand and the ingredients they use pop over to moogooskincare.co.uk

This skincare duo is perfect for not only the Summer months but all year round. We really should be using SPF no matter what the weather or the season. It is also nice to have that healthy natural glow of a tan so I will be using this gradual tanner to keep my skin looking its best all year round.

Have you tried anything from this brand?

*PR Sample

Look Fantastic Summer Lovin Beauty Box July 2016

Look Fantastic Summer Lovin Beauty Box

‘This July, get ready for some #LFSummerLovin with our fabulous #LFBeautyBox! This month’s box is worth over £50 and packed full of gorgeous treats to get your skin, hair and makeup summer ready and radiant for the warmer weather.’

The July Look Fantastic Beauty Box* has a great mix of skincare, makeup, haircare and it even includes a hair accessory. This Summer themed box is bright pink with beautiful gold detailing, I love to keep the boxes as they’re super handy for storing beauty products & other treasures. As with previous boxes you also get the current copy of Elle Magazine which will be perfect to read whilst relaxing in the sun (if it decides to show up!).

Look Fantastic Beauty Box July 2016

MiTi Bobbles x3

These are ideal for beach days or keeping your hair off your face in in the Summer. If you haven’t seen this style of hair tie before, they’re designed to tie your hair up without leaving any dents or marks. They’re also gentle on your hair and won’t break or damage your hair. So you can easily wear your hair up or down. You get 3 bobbles in the box and I will be keeping one in my handbag as I love being able to pop my hair up when I am driving or eating.

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse 10ml

I adore NUXE products but have never used their shimmer oil. This is a stunning golden shimmer dry oil which will help your skin look glowing and give it that golden sheen. Its not only looks beautiful but will also help to moisturise your skin as it contains 6 different plant oils and is enriched with Vitamin E to soften and smooth. So I am looking forward to applying this to my legs and getting them a little more Summer ready.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Benefit Poof Proof Eyebrow Pencil 0.11g

OK, so I did a squeal of delight when I saw this was included in the July Box. I have seen so many people reviewing the new Benefit Brow range & I am so excited to try this out for myself. This is a deluxe sample size and I have the darkest shade 6 which works out well as I have very dark brows. This is an angled eyebrow pencil which has been designed to allow you to sill in any gaps with ease and give you perfectly manicured brows. They claim it gives 12 hours of waterproof wear (I will put that to the test). Its a twist up pencil and the product does feel soft. I love the packaging of these brow products & I am so excited to have this in my collection.

This Works In Transit Camera Close Up 20ml

I have heard lots of wonderful reviews about the This Works range but I don’t think I have ever tried anything from them. So I am thrilled that I get to try a new brand product & a girl can never have too many moisturisers. This is a deluxe sample and at 20ml its perfect to take on holiday, I am going to save it for my trip to Amsterdam. This is a primer & a moisturiser in one, it is packed full of skin loving ingredients including, Hyluronic Acid and Starflower Oils. This promises to smooth out skin providing the perfect canvas for makeup and its caffeine infused formula boosts skins natural radiance and gives you a flawless finish. Sounds perfect!

Look Fantastic July 2016 Beauty Box

Kebelo Silk Anti Freeze Cream Serum 15ml

Its always nice to get a hair styling product in beauty boxes. I had never heard of this brand before but I do have frizzy hair so this will be put to good use. It has a paraben free formula and contains Chamomile, Quinoa and Amaranth which work together to nourish, repair and revitalise your hair. Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil It will also give it a beautiful shine, so thats all bases covered. I can’t wait to try it out.

Look Fantastic Beauty Box July 2016

Bellá Pierre Lip and Cheek Stain 5g

I think this pink is a gorgeous Summer shade and I would use it more as a blush than a lip product. Its oil free and won’t clog pores or make the skin look greasy as the weather gets warmer. This is a very wearable shade I am starting to use cream products a lot more.

Another great beauty box, the Benefit Eyebrow Pencil & This Works Moisturiser are my stand out products this month. Let me know what you think about the contents and if you have used any of the products.

These boxes always sell out super quickly so if you want this months #LFSummerLovin Box then you best be quick. Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a monthly subscription.