Blogger’s Beauty Brawl – Day 3

Day 3 of the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl is Eyeliner and for this I have chosen to review the Glo & Ray Longwear Precision Liquid Eyeliner.


Product

The Glo & Ray Longwear Precision Liquid Eyeliner is a liquid formula (obviously!) in a felt tip style pen. This means it is great for precise application. I found that this easily glides along my eyelid to create a smooth, neat line. It doesn’t drag across the skin and the felt tip style applicator ensures that the perfect amount is applied. The actual eyeliner itself is a deep, dark, pigmented black – just how a black should be! I have scored this an 81 out of 100.

Packaging

The packaging is pretty much what you would expect for this type of product – sleek black tube, white logo/writing and a felt tip style nib. There’s not really much else to say about it except that it works! I have scored the Glo & Ray Longwear Precison Liquid Eyeliner an 85 for Packaging.

Price

You can find this eyeliner on Glo-Ray.co.uk for £6.90 and in my opinion that is just about what I’d expect to pay. I think this is great value for money and for that reason I have scored this an 87.

Now head over to www.kimberlyjessica.co.uk and see what Kim chose and what she thought of it!

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for Day 4 of the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl 2017

Rachel xoxo

With thanks to Emma Drury, https://emmadrury.com/ who has very kindly provided all the graphics and branding you will see throughout the Brawl.

Blogger’s Beauty Brawl 2017 – Day 2 

Day 2 of the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl is Brow Product and for this catogory I have chosen the Eyelure Brow Amplifier.


Product

The Eyelure Brow Amplifier is a fibre gel formula. It’s quite thick and therefore it does tend to come out a little bit clumpy on the wand, however a quick wipe on the side of the top as you pull it out of the tube soon sorts that out. I actually quite like this – it makes my brows look fuller and it dries down to set my eyebrows in place nicely. It helps me to create a natural looking brow that lasts well throughout the day. I do however have one problem with it and funnily enough it’s the same problem I have with most brow products I try – the colour! I chose the shade No.30 Blonde, as I would usually choose. Now the problem I have is that Blonde always seems to have a ginger tone to it. I don’t have ginger hair, I’ve never had ginger hair and I don’t intend to dye my hair ginger at any point so I don’t want ginger tones in my Blonde brow product! (Just to be clear, I have nothing against ginger hair – it is beautiful, in fact I have 2 children with red tones in their hair!). It really is annoying and as I said I find that this is the case with many brow products. So whilst I do quite like this product the colour lets me down and for that reason I have scored this a 71 for the catogory of Product.

Packaging

Im not a fan of this packaging at all, I just think it looks really cheap with a big obvious sticker stuck around the tube. Also – as I mentioned above – it comes out quite clumpy on the wand and I think a better wand could potentially help to avoid that. I have scored this a measly 33 for Packaging.

Price 

You can pick the Eyelure Brow Amplifier up from Superdrug for £9.99. In my opinion that is a relatively mid level price – there’s definitely cheaper and there’s definitely more expensive. For the money it’s not a bad product and if the colour was right then I wouldn’t mind paying that sort of price for a product like this. I have scored this an 89 for Price.

Now head over to www.kimberlyjessica.co.uk and see what Kim chose and what she thought of it!
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for Day 3 of the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl 2017
Rachel xoxo
With thanks to Emma Drury, https://emmadrury.com/ who has very kindly provided all the graphics and branding you will see throughout the Brawl.

Blogger’s Beauty Brawl 2017 – Introduction

I’m very excited to announce that this year I have been invited to join the 2017 Blogger’s Beauty Brawl. What is the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl?! I hear you ask. Well let me tell you! 

The Blogger’s Beauty Brawl is where a group of bloggers from around the world get together and review a series of products. For 10 days we will be reviewing different items on certain days and putting them all off against each other Top Trump Style!

Each item will be given a score out of 100 for Product, Packaging, and Price. 

Here’s what you can expect to see for the next 10 days :

  • Day 1 – Liquid Lipstick
  • Day 2 – Brow Product
  • Day 3 – Eyeliner
  • Day 4 – Make-up Remover
  • Day 5 – Nail Varnish
  • Day 6 – Face Mask
  • Day 7 – Primer
  • Day 8 – False Eyelashes
  • Day 9 – Hand Cream
  • Day 10 – Bronzer

The rules are that the item has to be new to you and you shouldn’t have used it before so you will literally be reading our first thoughts and impressions on a brand new product each day. 

And that’s it! I would love it if you would come back each day to see what I’m reviewing next & also as this is in conjunction with the other bloggers I will include a list of their blogs below so you can head over and take a look at their posts as well.

Beth Mahoney: 

http://lablogbeaute.co.uk/

Natalie Williams: 

https://islandbeautyjunkie.com/

Emma Drury: 

https://emmadrury.com/

Kim McPherson: 

http://www.kimberleyjessica.co.uk/

Melissa Jayne Porter:

 http://essentiallylily.co.uk/

Viki Howe:

https://victorialifeoncamera.wordpress.com/

Vicki Jayne Harrison:

 http://www.vixenbeauty96.com/

Cheryl Totten: 

https://cherylgemma.com/

Kimberly Lousie Bake: 

http://happiness-is-madness.blogspot.co.uk/

Becky Russell: 

http://hideawayblogging.blogspot.co.uk/

Kara Elizabeth Kibbee: 

http://karaelizabethbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

Tione Rodney: 

https://www.beautythatwalks.com/

Natasha Hudson: 

http://itsatashathing.blogspot.co.uk/
 

Also a huge thanks to Emma Drury, https://emmadrury.com/ who has very kindly provided all the graphics and branding you will see throughout the Brawl.

Rachel xoxo

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Review


A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady from the John Frieda PR team and asked if I would like to try out any of their products. Of course I said yes and explained that I struggle with volume as I have quite fine hair naturally. A few days later a little parcel arrived containing a shampoo and conditioner from the Luxurious Volume Range and some Biore Pore Strips. 


The Luxurious Volume Shampoo is an almost clear formula and is relatively fragrance free. I have medium length hair down to my shoulder blades (picture above for reference) and I didn’t need to use a huge amount to get a nice lather going. After using the shampoo I didn’t feel like it had left too much residue in my hair and my hair felt nice and clean. 


As you would expect the Shampoo was swiftly followed by the Luxurious Volume Conditioner and I have to say this definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. Normally you would expect your conditioner to have a creamy, milky consistency but the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Conditioner is a completely clear, firmer formula and to be honest I was a little bit dubious when I first squeezed it out of the tube. None the less I gave it a go and I was pleasantly surprised, of course it felt a bit….well weird at first to use a conditioner that was such an unusual consistency but once I had smoothed it all over my hair it didn’t really feel much different to any other conditioner I would use. As always I left the conditioner on my hair whilst I washed the rest of my body and then rinsed it off a few minutes later. After blow drying my hair I definitely felt like it wasn’t as flat as it usually is and it was smooth & soft as it usually is. I will say that after 3/4 times of using this I did notice that my hair felt a little bit drier than usual so I used a clarifying shampoo inbetween the 4th and 5th wash to get rid of the product build up (it’s worth mentioning that I DO use hairspray everyday so that contributes to the build up as well and not just the shampoos and conditioners that I use) then after that I went back to the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo And Conditioner and my hair was back to being smooth and soft. If you purchase these products I definitely recommend that you use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove any build up that you may experience. 

My overall thoughts on the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range are quite positive – I think it has definitely improved the volume in my hair, it left my hair feeling smooth and soft, the size of the tubes lasts for quite a while and I would be very happy to pay the £1.99 each for the Shampoo and Conditioner. 

I also noticed as I was researching the price of these that they do a 7 Day Volume Treatment from the same range for £9.99 and I would definitely be interested to try that out and use in conjunction with the shampoo and conditioner to see how they work together. 

Have you used anything from the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range before and how did you find it? Let me know in the comments below. 

Rachel xoxo