Tuesday 30 March 2010

Breathable chocolate??!!

Yes really. Breathable chocolate. AND coffee.

Now i know this is not strictly beauty related- however as this new company Le Whif markets this product as 'Chocolate without the calories' i figured it really did deserved a mention!

The actual chocolate 'container' looks a lot like a lipstick and is about the same size. You simply grab the base of it, lift the top part of the container upwards until it clicks, place the top of it in your mouth and inhale GENTLY. I made the mistake of taking a full on lug and almost chocked as what felt like cocoa powder rushed into my mouth and stuck to my throat leaving me spluttering like a fool.

Choking aside it actually tasted reasonably nice. Im not a massive fan of dark chocolate, and it definitely had a slight bitterness about it, but all in all it was rather pleasant! There was no nasty after taste, just that satisfying taste you get after having a mouthful of chocolate. The raspberry chocolate Le Whif was far more pleasant, as you breath in the particles you could almost imagine you are savoring the taste of a yummy truffle!

The incredible part is that one Le whif contains enough chocolate for up to 8 puffs, and one container has only 1 calorie in it!

Granted it is clearly NOT the same as eating a big bar of Galaxy or Dairy Milk, but then it was never going to be. However, for those of you trying to diet but unable to rid yourselves of your chocolate cravings, i could actually see this working.

The only catch? £1.99 per Whif.

It currently comes in 4 flavors; coffee, chocolate, mint chocolate and raspberry chocolate. It is due to be launched in stores in the UK within the next couple of months but until then is available to buy here.

Banish Blemishes!

This product is one of the most under rated anti-blemish products on the market. I have been using it for around 4 years religiously because of its fantastic results, but you will rarely see it gracing the review & recommendation sections of glossy magazines.

Why? I have literally no idea! I couldn't live without this product, i use it daily and panic immensely when i begin to run out and my local Boots doesn't have any in stock!

It is a night time gel that you cover your blemish with and as if my magic it works overnight as you sleep to to clear your skin. It is in a nifty, slim pen so you can squeeze out just the amount you need ( not a lot) and it goes on incredibly smoothly. It becomes slightly tacky as it dries, but this means it wont rub off on your pillow during a night of tossing and turning.

I have very sensitive skin and many blemish products i've used have caused redness and my skin to peel, but this has never happened to me with this product. Depending on the severity of the blemish you can see results after one night time application, with a reduction of redness and size decreasing.

Monday 29 March 2010

Fake Lashes- which are the best?

One of my friends has asked me today for advice on her eye make up for a wedding this weekend where she will be a bridesmaid and also which falsies are best!

The two brands i swear by are Eylure Naturalites and Ardell- Eylure use synthetic hair, but Ardell use real hair and there is next to no price difference in the two brands.

For a big glamorous night out i would use Eylure 'Glamour' lashes- they are big, thick and make a massive impact on your eyes. If you wanted a more subtle look for say a wedding i would suggest the 'Volume Plus' lash.

For a much more natural 'day' look i would suggest Ardell. I also think that the glue that they use is slightly stronger than Eylure, and therefore there would be less chance of the lashes becoming unstuck which not only looks naff but feels really uncomfortable!

With regards to what to do with the rest of your eye make up- for a wedding day as a bridesmaid you dont want to upstage the bride and you also dont want your make up to look too heavy. Warm browns, golds, silvers or colours that will compliment your dress are always a winner. Alternatively what about sticking to lining your top lashes in a simple yet gorgeous 1950's esq way? I recommend Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer!

I have very kindly been sent Benefits new Primer today which i cant wait to try later! I adore Benefit, they make some of the best cosmetics in my opinion and the packaging is gorgeous!

Benefit claims that 'This dual-action power primer works 360° around the eyes to make concealers AND eyeshadows STAY PUT. Concealers don't crease, eyeshadows stay vibrant and true...you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!'

Its a big promise and i will be testing it out tomorrow with shots at the start of the day and at the end to see is my make up has stayed put, so stay tuned!

Revlon Nail Varnish in Tropical

I am into the whole spring/summer Coral colour thing in a MAJOR way! Only last week i bought a gorgeous Coral bag and top, and naturally had to finish the look with some gorgeous nail polish!

Ive bought and tried several, and Revlon Nail Enamel in Tropical Temptation is by FAR the best product!

It provides amazing coverage with a strong, thick colour. A second coat is not needed unless desired unlike many other ive tried where without a second coat it looks streaky. i painted my nails 4 days ago and finished with a Sally Hansen hard as nails top coat, and they havent chipped or lost any of their colour or shine!

I would most definitely recommend this product as it provides a gorgeous on trend colour that will last through spring and summer.

Hello & Welcome

Hello and Welcome to the very first I Am Fabulicious Blog!

I decided to create this blog for a number of different reasons;

1. I own more make up and beauty products than EVERYONE i know. Combined. No joke.
2. Without sounding arrogant I often get complimented by friends and strangers alike about my make up and beauty regime
3. Because of said massive compilation of beauty products and compliments i felt that i should put my wealth of knowledge about what to use, what works and what doesn't to good use!

I will review various products as and when i get them ( daily or weekly, its like an addiction i cant help it!)

Any questions or queries please feel free to post!

Sarah x
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