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Review: BLAQ – Activated Charcoal Hydrogel Eye Mask

Hey chicks, I’ve not been sleeping well lately and my eyes aren’t looking as bright and sparkly as they usually are. I remembered that I got this Hydrogel Eye Mask from BLAQ a while back in one of my beauty subscription boxes so thought I would try it out and give my eyes a little pamper. I only had one eye mask to try out but if you were to buy them you would pay £22 for a box of five masks – BLAQ don’t sell them individually.

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Here’s what they say about the Hydrogel Eye Mask:

Late nights. too many cheeky wines and lets not forget those carb-on-carb delights, can have our peepers looking, well, not so fresh. Leave the evidence of last night behind, and pop on our activated charcoal eye mask to de-puff, detox and get back to your shiny, gorgeous self.BLAQ

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How To Use:
Cleanse your skin and eye area.
Gently apply the mask about 1 cm below each eye.
Leave the mask to work its magic for 10-15 minutes, before carefully peeling off the skin.
BLAQ recommend using the eye mask twice a week.

REVIEW:

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I’ve used hydrogel eye masks before and they also seem to slip off and slide down my face meaning I have to lie down to keep them on my face – with these ones they actually stayed put whilst I was sitting up.

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After taking the eye mask off, my eyes felt so refreshed and soothed and my dark circles looked a little brighter and not as puffy. So I do think they work although I’m doubt that I’d buy these again, even though they helped a little. I’m not too keen about the price tag and I’m also not sure if they are cruelty-free as it doesn’t state it on the packaging and the website doesn’t say either, so, I’m guessing they are not. Plus, it has ‘manufactured in China’ so I guess that’s my answer.

You can check the full ingredients list here.


Where To Buy:

You can buy a box of five for £22 on the BLAQ website here.

You can also get 10% off your order by subscribing to the BLAQ newsletter.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product in a beauty subscription box which I bought with my own money.


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Review: Rimmel – Match Perfection 2-in-1 Skintone Adapting Concealer & Highlighter

I absolutely love this Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter and this is the 3rd or 4th tube I have bought. It is a 2-in-1 skintone adapting concealer & highlighter which contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E and also has an oxygen complex which allows the skin to breathe. It lasts for up to 13 hours wear and helps to banish signs of fatigue and illuminates the skin too.

The Match Perfection Concealer & Highlighter comes in a small 7 ml cream-coloured tube which features navy blue and hot pink writing, a blue screw-off lid and a brush tip applicator. To use you just squeeze the tube and the concealer comes out at the top saturating the brush applicator. The concealer itself has a lightweight, creamy consistency and it doesn’t have a scent. I chose the shade 010 Ivory which is very fair although there are other shades to choose from.

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 I use this on both my bare skin and over make-up. When I skip foundation, I just apply a little of the concealer under my eyes to brighten up and even-out my skintone. It looks natural and you would never guess I was wearing it as it looks like my own skin. After applying my foundation, I use the concealer underneath my eyes to conceal and brighten my dark circles, make my under eyes look less ‘sunken’ and for highlighting my forehead, nose, cupids bow and underneath my cheek contour to make them ‘pop’ and look more defined. I apply a loose banana powder or a pressed setting powder over the concealer to make sure it stays put. The formula is thick, but not too thick and I love how lightweight the concealer feels on my skin which feels ‘breathable’. I hate heavy concealers which make my skin feel suffocated. It has a matte finish and I don’t find it looks cakey or powdery after applying or throughout the day.

I absolutely love how well it brightens my dark circles and it helps to conceal my deep-set, ‘sunken’ under eyes by making them appear plumper & firmer and less noticeable. I also love the precision brush applicator tip which is easier to use and you just screw of the lid, give it a squeeze and your ready-to-go. I find it blends better with my fingers by dabbing it lightly with my tips and it blends in well on the skin too. Also, one tube lasts me about 3-4 weeks and I use mine almost everyday.

I would say it is a light to medium coverage concealer so if your looking for a full coverage concealer I wouldn’t recommend this one but if you just want to add a little brightness to your eyes & skin as well as a bit of light coverage then this is perfect for you. My complexion is quite clear although it can look dull sometimes so I love how this brightens up my complexion as well as lightly concealing dark circles, eye bags, etc…  and it is also budget friendly too, so what’s not to love, hey!

I tested a bit of the concealer on a small patch of my psoriasis so you dolls can see the coverage/brightness for yourselves. Please keep in mind that my psoriasis are raised a little bit and I have only applied one layer of the concealer to my skin.

I hate taking photographs of my psoriasis, but oh well – ha. I hope they help.

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1. Before applying – 2. After applying one layer.

DISCLOSURE: I bought this product with my own money.


WHERE TO BUY?

I bought mine HERE for £6.49 on Amazon UK. Although it will be available to buy in-store/online at most drugstores, beauty stores and supermarkets such as Asda, Boots, Superdrug, etc….


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Fibregenics 3 In 1 Mascara By Dreamweave & Co

Hey girls! 👍

Lately, I’m absolutely loving online beauty store, ‘To Make You Gorgeous’.  At the moment it is my favourite place to purchase all my beauty products. They have everything under one roof and it is the perfect website for make up and beauty lovers like myself.

After my Lip Voltage review, I was asked to review the latest product by Dreamweave & Co, which I’m really excited about as I love Dreamweave & Co mascara’s. The one I’m reviewing today is a 3 In 1 Direct Bond Mascara, designed as a one step fibre mascara with a direct bonding system.

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No mess, no fuss, just thick, luscious lashes with the false lash effect. The Fibergenics 3 In 1 Mascara is about to take the beauty industry by storm and once you have seen my pics, you will understand why. This direct bond mascara seriously adds length to even the shortest of eyelashes!

The Fibregenics mascara is already loved by celebrities such as the TOWIE’s Francesca Parkman and the beautiful Binky from Made In Chelsea.

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Dreamweave & Co

Dreamweave & Co is well known for its mascara’s and I’ve used a few of them already.  I knew before I had even tried the Fibergenics Mascara that it would be something to shout about as the results of the Dreamweave mascara’s I’ve tried in the past have always been pretty impressive. Like all Dreamweave products, the Fibregenics Mascara will no doubt be as popular as Lip Voltage was, back when the lip plumper first hit the beauty scene.

Not Tested On Animals

First thing I did before using the mascara was to check if it was animal friendly. Don’t worry, I’m not planning on giving my dogs luscious, long lashes anytime soon! 😂 The mascara has not been tested on animals so I’m pleased about that. Why should an animal suffer just so us humans can look beautiful, eh! 😊

The Contents

First of all, I’ll tell you about the packaging. It is so pretty! They say you should not judge a book by its cover but I’m a sucker for pretty covers and if a product has fabulous packaging – I’m definitely more inclined to purchase it. Call me shallow! 😂

The mascara comes in a black and silver metallic effect box. The front of the box is kind of like a mirror and it is possible to put your mascara on and use the box as a mirror, ha-ha. It is not as clear as a real mirror but you can certainly see your reflection.

On the back of the box you have a list of ingredients and inside the box is a little instructions leaflet and of course, the Fibergenics Mascara which is in a black case with silver writing in a pretty font.

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My Results After Using Fibregenics

I started out by cleansing my face and lashes as I wanted a blank canvas to apply the mascara to. After one coat, my eyelashes were much longer and thicker without looking too fake. They looked very lush and natural after applying three coats but I continued building them up and I was pretty amazed at how long they were getting. In my before pic you can see how short and blonde my lashes were. I think there is a huge difference as you can see. In my before pic my eyes appear tired and lifeless looking to me. The mascara has certainly brightened my eyes up. I actually look like a girl now! Ha-ha. 👸

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I do love how the brush is not one of those useless wands that many make-up brands seem to be using nowadays. I prefer an old fashioned, basic mascara brush and Dreamweave certainly seem to know what type of mascara wand most of us ladies like to use.

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At the moment I have dyed jet black hair and eyebrows but naturally, I’m quite fair skinned with fair hair. My eyebrows and lashes are practically see through so I love to use ultra black mascara to make my invisible lashes stand out. Fibregenics gives a deep black coating to my lashes from root to tip. No more baldy appearing eyelashes! 😂

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My lashes are quite short in length but when I apply a really good mascara, they can look like I am wearing individual lashes. That is why I love Fibregenics! My lashes have gone from being transparent and non existent to long, thick and dark and I really do have the false lash effect after using Fibregenics. I am shocked at how long they are! Especially compared to before.

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I have green-blue eyes and the colour of them definitely stands out after applying Fibregenics. It makes my eyes pop and the lash colour contrasts the colour of my eyes perfectly. I love how they look. I will definitely be using this mascara from now on and I’ve already recommended it to my friends who have also got theirs from tomakeyougorgeous.co.uk.

WARNING! ⚠

Important advice for you all –  don’t go overboard when building your lashes up. At one point I got a little greedy and may have applied too much. Hello spider eyes! So with every coat of the Fibregenics Mascara that you apply, make sure you take a look at your lashes before you add more mascara to them. If you do apply too much, you will end up with clumpy eyelashes so be cautious! A little goes a long way!

Also, keep some cotton buds at your side when applying the mascara. If you’re anything like me you will need them to remove mascara from your skin! I’m so messy, ha-ha.

Check out Icon Fashion House to see the Fibregenics video review on YouTube.

How To Apply

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Simply apply like you would with any mascara. Sweep the mascara brush upwards from root to tip, grasping each lash to attach the unique fibre bonding system. Coat from every angle, to achieve desired effect. Once applied, I personally like to touch up the ends of my lashes only to achieve maximum length.

TIP: Add some Black Kohl Eyeliner to your inner lashline and/or Black Liquid Eyeliner to your top lash line for extra gorgeousness!

Where To Buy

Although it is not yet out on general release, it is available from only a few websites at the moment, tomakeyougorgeous.co.uk being one of them.

If you’d like some for yourself or would like to purchase one as a gift for somebody then head over to the website to snap one up. With Christmas coming up, the mascara is expected to sell out fast on all websites that stock it, so don’t hang about!

How Much Is It?

The Fibregenics 3 In 1 Mascara is £14 to buy.

Visit tomakeyougorgeous.co.uk to shop now.

Social Media Links

If you would like to connect with To Make You Gorgeous on their social media pages, I’ve provided the links to their pages below… 😊

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£100 PRIZE BUNDLE GIVEAWAY

There is currently a competition running over on their Facebook page. For a chance to win a bundle of prizes worth over £100, including the Fibergenics Mascara, Lip Voltage plus many more fabulous prizes to be won! The competition ends on the 14th of December 2015 and Christmas will certainly come early for one lucky lady. Head over to their Facebook page now to get your entry into the prize draw. You will see the competition posts on their timeline!

Good Luck!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Fibregenics 3 In 1 Direct Bonding Mascara review and hopefully I’ve given you all the info you need about the product. If you have any questions for me then leave me a little comment below or email me at whatkatieroseloves@hotmail.com.

Lots of Love

Katie Rose ❤

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