After Dark Elegant Touch Limited Edition False Nails Review

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I am back with another beauty review but this time it is not makeup! For someone like me who has an awful case of the nail biting habit wearing falsies makes me feeling a million times more feminine, I hope I’m not the only one who feels like that… Even those I know who don’t bite their actual nails love a fresh set of falsies every now and then. I have never had my nails done at a salon, I always pick up some pretty false nails in store and stick them on myself. It’s so much more affordable and easier! Despite the struggle of 99% of average daily tasks requiring more effort and patience it’s worth it but it does depend on the nails… They aren’t always worth putting up with struggles for and that’s why I am bringing this review today!

I browsed the false nails section in Superdrug for a while before falling in love with the After Dark Elegant Touch Limited Edition False Nails however I must admit, they were very disappointing…

Appearance wise, these nails are gorgeous! I love the design on them, it is so me however when in the packet I was unaware that the background of the nail was not a pale grey, it is in fact darkly tinted transparent which was a down side for me as I  bite my nails so through the nails if you looked close enough it didn’t look very nice being able to see my very short nails through the false ones. It pretty much defeated the purpose of why I wear them.

Despite this disappointment I decided to keep them on as the transparency wasn’t too obvious from a distance, I thought I would see how the nails lasted. Unfortunately they barely lasted 2 days… They pinged off multiple times resulting in me having to constantly keep sticking them back on, this is something that happens often with false nails but these nailed pinged off far more frequently than false nails normally do. They chipped and snapped with little force whilst doing everyday regular tasks I have managed with nails on before. On the third day I gave up and removed them all which also was not very easy, I ended up with small bits of each nails as they were terrible to get off! I was really disappointed as these cost me £7.95 and in all honesty I don’t think they’re even worth £1. I have purchased false nails from Primark for £1 that have lasted a week if not more and remained in great condition with little effort to maintain.

I definitely do not recommend nails from the brand Elegant Touch however they do have some that seem more sturdy than these so perhaps staying away from transparent nails is a good idea and stick to the plain coloured ones. I, myself, will not be purchasing from this brand again, I think I will stick to my £1 Primark nails! As harsh as this review may sound it is 100% my own opinion as I like to keep it real with my readers and if it saves anybody wasting almost £8 then it is worth posting!

I hope this review has been informing and you have enjoyed reading it! Any questions? feel free to ask below in the comments or tweet me!

Desire4Beauty

Morphe 35O Eye Shadow Palette Review

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it’s 2017 and I am back with the first of this years blog posts, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year, I hope 2017 is the best year for you all! 2016 was full of many trending brands of cosmetics. From the launch of Kylie Cosmetics to the expanding collection of Jeffree Star Cosmetics, it was definitely the year of success for these makeup brands and many more. One product that stayed in the spotlight through 2016 and still shines bright is the one and only, Morphe 35O eye shadow palette. Restock after restock this palette rapidly sold out. Cult beauty, beautybay and cocktail cosmetics are a few of the websites I tried many times to get hold of the palette from but by the time I got online it was completely sold out! It was every makeup addicts most prized possession. Over the year it did become easier to get hold of, it still sold out quickly but in a few days rather than few hours. I finally managed to get hold of it at the start of November from Cult Beauty and I had never been more excited for a parcel to arrive at my door!

A Youtube sensation, an essential in every makeup artists kit. The Morphe 35O was finally mine! My first Morphe eye shadow palette, and most certainly not my last…

I have used this for a good 2 months now so here I am on beauty blogger duty to report back with a review! Is it worth it? Continue reading to find out!

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This palette consists of both matte and shimmer shades. Morphe did release the 350S which is all the 35O shades in shimmer and 35OM which has all the shades in matte if you have a preference but with the 35O you get the best of both worlds! Firstly, the packaging is sleek and simple but classy. There isn’t too much going on and to be honest the packaging does reflect the affordability of the palette as it does seem as though it might loose its sturdiness after a while but the quality of the eye shadows most certainly make up for this. It is as if the majority of the money goes into the eye shadow formula and not on the packaging which I really can’t complain with. I might be a sucker for cute packaging but I would much rather the quality of the actual product be of high standard with standard packaging.

The palette consists of 35 stunning shades, 24 matte shades and 11 shimmer shades. In my opinion this is perfect, I prefer to have more matte shades in a palette as it makes it perfect for everyday wear with various intensities of shimmer eye shadows if you want to take your look up to the next level! The matte shades range from light whites perfect for the base of the lid or to highlight the brow bone, various browns including reddy brown shades, literally every shade of brown you could dream of owning, you won’t need to reach for a brown shade in another palette when you have the selection that the Morphe 35O does. There are also a few orange and red shades which are trending in the makeup world at the moment and they can create a really popping eye look, in my opinion if I see any of these shades in a palette it is sold to me, to have them all in one palette is a dream!

The shimmer shades in this palette are similar to the mattes. There are subtle white/champagne toned shades, again perfect to highlight the brow bone or to make the inner corner of your eye pop! There are some gorgeous brown shimmers, some more intense than others. A gorgeous gold shimmer and 2 red shimmer shades which are my absolute favourite especially the last shade in the palette, it is so intense, pigmented and stunning I have never come across a shade like it, it is definitely my favourite shade in the palette!

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Overall the shades themselves are so pigmented and I can’t believe how affordable the palette is considering how amazing the quality is. It is an all round perfect palette, if I don’t like a product or a part of a product I’ll say it but this palette is honestly amazing! It isn’t one of those palette that consists of shades I won’t use, I will use every single shade in the palette and that for me is the make it or break it of a palette. If an eye shadow palette only has a few shades I will use it is very disappointing but the Morphe 35O contains a variety of shades but I know I will definitely use them all.

One of my favourite things about this palette is the variety of brown shades gives an eye shadow hack! They range all the way from light up to dark brown which makes it perfect for building up eye shadows. Starting with the lightest shade of brown and building up using a slightly darker brown each time until it is as dark as you like it. This make it much easier to blend rather than going in straight with a dark brown or using a light then straight into dark, building up the colour intensity gives a smooth transfer and makes the overall look simply slay harder!

Is this palette worth the hype? Definitely! I am so glad I finally got hold of this palette and I recommend that you do to, sign up to the waiting list on Cult Beauty to be notified when it is stock. Both Cult Beauty and Glam Saidey restock regularly for anyone wondering where to get the Morphe 35O palette from, especially if you’re from the UK! I will certainly be keeping an eye out for the 350S and 35OM after how amazing the original 35O is and I am definitely going to be purchasing more Morphe palettes especially for my MUA kit which I am going to start building this year.

Hope you enjoyed reading this review, what is your favourite eye shadow palette? Let me know in the comments below!

Make 2017 a great year!

Desire4Beauty

Blogmas Day 24 – Concealer of the Year!

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Wow. This is it. The very last day of Blogmas! I have loved blogging every single day since the start of December as I counted down towards Christmas. I must admit, creating new content every single day has been very challenging but I love a good challenge! 2 years in a row now I have completed Blogmas! It’s crazy! It does take a lot of commitment and dedication but I have thoroughly enjoyed doing Blogmas. I hope you guys have enjoyed reading the content just as much as I have enjoyed creating it. For my final post I am going to do the final ‘of the year’ posts. Since the 20th day of Blogmas I have done a ‘of the year’ blog post for a product category. So far I have Done:

Highlighter of the Year

Foundation of the Year

Eye shadow palette of the Year

Contour palette of the Year

So if you haven’t checked them out make sure you do for some great ideas on what you could spend your Christmas money on! I much prefer to break down my favourites into separate blog posts so I can add more detail without feeling like the post is becoming far too long! Today I am going to be sharing my concealer of the year which is…

The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer!

I have been using this for a few months now and absolutely love it! As you can tell from the photograph it has been a very loved product and I have almost ran out! The formula is the perfect consistency it is not too thin but not too thick. It is the right thickness to conceal dark under eye circles. I apply it in a triangular shape beneath both eyes and on any other areas of discolouration then blend it in using the pointed end of my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge which blends it perfectly and the pointed end makes it easier to get in all corners especially under the eyes.

It is a full coverage concealer and I can honestly say it is a dupe of the Urban Decay naked skin concealer. I ran out of the naked skin concealer but haven’t yet repurchased it, I plan to but not urgently as the Fit me concealer works very similarly! My Fit me concealer is beginning to run out so I will definitely be repurchasing it. I never thought any drugstore concealer would take my preference over the Collection lasting perfection concealer but Maybelline Fit me most definitely has, I love it and highly recommend it!

So I guess this is my final blog post of 2016. I am going to take a break from blogging over the next week and I shall be back in the new year! Thank you to all my loyal readers, followers and blogging friends for all the support through 2016. Hopefully 2017 is a rocketing year of progress and success for Desire4Beauty, I hope to go self hosted and purchase a blog design as well as improve my content and continue to engage with my followers!

Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

Desire4Beauty

Blogmas Day 23 – Contour Palette of the Year!

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Oh my gosh… It is Christmas Eve Eve!!! Only 2 days left of blogmas, I have blogged everyday for 23 days so far. It is so crazy to think about, I usually manage to get one blog post up a week, 2 on the rare occasion due to my busy student life so I am very proud of myself for almost completing Blogmas. I have enjoyed doing it so much, I wish I could blog everyday of the year! Blogging is my safety net, my little space on the internet fully controlled by me and I get to create new content in each post for my loyal and much appreciated audience. Thank you very much to everyone who has been reading my posts this Blogmas, I hope you have enjoyed reading them just as much as I have enjoyed creating them!

Today is another one for my ‘of the year’ series. Instead of doing the usual 2016 favourites I am picking one product from each category that I have loved the most. So far I have done Highlighter, Foundation and eye shadow palette of the year so today I am sharing my Contour palette of the year!

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The Nyx Cosmetics Contour Palette has been my absolute favourite for adding definition to my face this year. I am sure I purchased this around 8 months ago and used it almost everyday. I tend to reach for this palette more than I do my Hoola bronzer by Benefit. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Hoola but prefer it for when I am going all out. The contour shades in the Nyx Cosmetics contour palette are very subtle but buildable and so easy to blend. Considering how affordable I would have expected them to be quite harsh to blend and look muddy but that isn’t the case, they are far from muddy and of high end quality.

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Nyx Cosmetics are known for their low prices and high quality and that is most certainly the case with this palette, I swear by it! I am even going to purchase one for my MUA kit which I am beginning to build, I would love to use this palette on clients. The shades in it are very versatile. The yellow/banana shade powder is one I am hitting pan on, it reminds me of the banana powder in the Anastasia Beverley Hills contour palette (which I am excited to receive from my besties for Christmas, eeeekkk!!) so I can then compare both banana powders but the Nyx one is perfect for setting concealer and brightening the under eye area, I also apply it in the centre of my forehead when I am full on going all out with my contour. There are various shades of the dark contour powders so the palette is great for any skin tone. The highlighters in this palette are very pigmented but I do tend to reach for other highlighters which I own a lot more if I am honest.

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This palette is my contour palette of the year just because of how impressed I am with the quality of it. My favourite thing is although I have hit pan on my favourite shades they are removable from the palette and Nyx Cosmetics sell the shades on their own so I can just replace the single shade rather than buying a whole new palette for one shade! Pigmentation is ace, longevity is ace and quality of the product is ace! I definitely recommend you introduce yourself to this product in the new year if you haven’t already. It is certainly one product I would recommend more than anything, if someone were to ask me to recommend just one product this would be it. I love it so much!

How do you get your contour on fleek?

Stay tuned for tomorrows ‘of the year’ post!

Desire4beauty

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Blogmas Day 22 – Eye shadow palette of the Year!

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If you have been reading my Blogmas posts you will know that this year I am breaking my 2016 favourites down into detailed ‘of the year’ posts for each product category. Highlighter of the Year and Foundation of the Year have been the first to posts in my of the year series. To follow these posts is my eye shadow palette of the year which is…

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The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eye shadow palette!!!!!

I have had this palette since the start of the year. When it first was released I did not hesitate to order it for myself! It is one of the first high end eye shadow palettes I ever owned and I absolutely love it. As you can tell from the pictures I have hit pan on the shade ‘blonde’ which is one of my favourite shades to use as a base! ‘Punk’ on the opposite side of the palette is another favourite and I am close to hitting pan on this too. My favourite combination is punk in the crease and blonde on the lid with Zone as a transfer shade.

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The eye shadows in this palette blend like a dream and are very pigmented! It has lasted me almost a year and I use it so often so it definitely lasts long. The longevity of the eye shadows themselves are amazing, the last me all day without fading, smudging or wearing off. It is certainly great value for money! The packaging is gorgeous and retro I love it! It has a magnetic seal which makes it easy to securely seal, you don’t have to worry about it popping open or like with the Naked palettes you don’t have to double check you securely shut the palette.

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The shades in this palette are so versatile. It has the basic nudes and subtle glitters for everyday wear but then it has dark glittery blue and and dazzling gold to add a pop of colour and black to create a stunning smokey eye. It is THE perfect palette. Great size for travel too! I do not have a single bad thing to say about it at all. SO worth the price, I definitely recommend you pick it up if you do not yet own this little beauty. My favourite and most pigmented palette by Urban Decay!

Blogmas is very close to the end now which means only one thing, Christmas is almost here! I am so very excited are you?! Let me know in the comments what your favourite thing about Christmas is!

Desire4Beauty

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Blogmas Day 21 – Foundation of the Year!

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Following on from yesterdays Highlighter of the Year today I want to share my foundation of the year. If you have been a reader of my blog for a while now then you will know I have used this foundation for so long, Almost 3 years now! No matter how many different foundations I try I will always come back to this one. I have tried 6 different foundations this year including Estee Lauder double wear and L’Oreal Lumi Magique but I have still always come back to the Rimmel London last finish foundation, there is nothing quite like it!

With this foundation I get a medium-high coverage that doesn’t fade or go patchy throughout the day and really creates the perfect base for my makeup. You can have the sharpest wing and the fleekiest contour but if your foundation doesn’t sit well then the entire look just fails. For someone that loves heavy makeup this foundation gives such coverage that I feel good enough to brave a natural makeup day with just foundation, concealer, brows and mascara with no eye shadow, fleeky wings or heavy contour. I still feel that I look somewhat presentable throughout the day and less like a zombie!

My favourite way to apply this is with a damp Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge, it blends it out nicely and provides even coverage. Only one pump of foundation is required for medium coverage however I prefer to use 2 or if I want a really full coverage, on the odd occasion I will use 3 pumps. I have been through this foundation so many times, I must have purchased it at least more than 8 times in the past 2/3 years! It is a must have foundation, if you haven’t tried it yet you definitely should, there is no foundation I would recommend more. It is of high end quality, the formula is perfect, not too thin but not too thick and it blends like a dream!

I do not have a bad word to say about this foundation. If you have any questions then feel free to ask below or tweet me!

Stay tuned for another of the year post coming tomorrow!

Desire4Beauty

Blogmas Day 20 – Highlighter of the Year!

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As blogmas enters its final 5 days I have decided to do a little series from now until the end. This will be ‘of the year’. Each day I will be sharing with you guys a product of the year from a certain makeup category. For example today I will be sharing my highlighter of the year so let me know in the comments if there is any particular product categories you would like me to share my favourite product from!

In all honesty I have had this product for just over a month but I have used it very often since. I recieved it as a lovely present from my best friends from my birthday, they really know me well! I have had my eye on the Sleek Solstice Highlight Palette for so long. It was quite a hyped up product in the beauty world at one point but I never really jumped onto the bandwagon. After I first viewed it in store and swatched the purple highlighter I fell in love with it. I needed this palette!

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Now that I have it I am so happy! It is far better than I expected and the formula of the highlighters are like nothing I have ever tried before. It is not entirely creamy nor powder, it is somewhere in between and I am a huge fan of this unique formula, it blends so easy and doesn’t leave a powdery look. I find that some highlighters can leave a finish look as if you have slapped some glitter on top of your cheekbones however this is not the case with the Sleek Solstice palette. It blends into the rest of my makeup so well and leaves a subtle but slaying glow!

It is the first product I have tried from sleek and I am super impressed! Living up to the brands name, the packaging is most definitely sleek! It is very classy, sturdy, easily stored in your makeup bag or storage draws and looks very prestige. This would make a lovely Christmas present or something to spend your Christmas money on, I definitely recommend it. Considering throughout the year I have used various highlighters including the much love Champagne Pop and Mary Lou Manizer this one tops them all! To get a good idea of what I am comparing it to read my Highlight Heaven blog post.

The reason this palette tops them all is due to the unique formula and how easy it is to apply and blend. It gives the perfect glow and in comparison to the other highlighters I have tried, it leaves the best finish. Not the most pigmented in all honesty but I prefer a subtle glow rather than one that is too heavy. It is all round perfect and is definitely my highlighter of the year!

What is your favourite highlight this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Desire4Beauty

Blogmas day 19 – Dear Santa…

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Rather than doing the typical goals and wishes for the new year I am going to write a little letter to Santa telling him what I would like from here including things for the new year ahead of us!

Dear Santa…

Firstly, for Christmas I would like my friends and their families to be happy with the presents I gift them. I would like for them all to have a lovely Christmas day especially as one of my friends will be having their first Christmas without someone who meant very much to them but I know that person will be watching down proudly with a smile on his face. I would like the end of the year to be a week full of happiness and ease for me and my friends including lots of squad days outs! I would like to build up the courage to brave the boxing day sales Santa, that’s if I have any money left after present buying!

The next few things I would like from you are for the year ahead. I want next year to be my year. This year was pretty good in honesty but it had it’s down parts which I still expect next year. However I would like to be able to deal with any downfalls in a much better way than I have this year. Santa, I most definitely want some motivation to help me not only succeed in my A Levels but even just to get out of bed in the mornings! I have become an awful morning person over the last year not just due to being plain lazy but mainly because of health issues so becoming a morning person is something I would like more than anything Santa! Getting more organised is something else I would like, maybe a Filofax please Santa? In rose gold?… That would definitely help me get organised which makes me motivated so it’s 2 birds with 1 stone!

Blogging wise I hope to grow my audience, become self-hosted and purchase a blog design that I have had my eye on for a few months now, maybe I will even start up YouTube again! I definitely would like those changes in the blogging world. I would also like to attend more blogger events! One last thing please Santa… I hope to get a part time job in my dream career as a Makeup Artist. Something to open my door into the world of makeup artistry and set me off into the career I have a significant amount of passion for, I will work my hardest and make it my main priority to get myself opportunities in this!

I think that is everything I would like from Santa!

Let me know in the comments what you want from Santa this year? Or some of your goals for the new year!

Desire4Beauty

*Blogmas Day 18 – Kokoa Skincare!

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*DISCLAIMER* This is a brand collaboration however all opinions are my own and 100% honest. I would not review a product I don’t believe in.

In my previous blog post I spoke about hand creams as they are a product I rely on throughout the day. Skincare is very important to me especially because I not only have dry skin but I have it in the form of eczema which means if I don’t keep on top of ensuring my skin is hydrated it can become so irritable and itchy to the point which it becomes inflamed or even bleeds. To deal with this skin condition like to use a lot of oily skincare products. Argon oil and coconut oil are my favourites, If I soak my face in it before I sleep I wake up and feel like I’ve been given a new face, my skin feels so soft and fresh!

Skincare is an essential part of not only being healthy but also for my confidence. Noone feels happy in bad skin! Recently I recieved an amazing opportunity to receive some skincare products from a new brand on the market called Kokoa.

Kokoa create skincare products that are 100% natural, vegan, cruelty-free and hand free! When I first decided to check out the brand before deciding whether I actually wanted to try their products these facts were what really appealed to me. It sounded very similar to the products made by Lush Cosmetics which  I absolutely love so I really wanted to try out these natural products too!

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The products I chose to try out are the Coconut oil, Shea butter, Coconut oil & Shea butter combined, the African black soap and the night oil.

First of all is the coconut oil. This is a solid product so does take a bit of rubbing to get the product out to apply but that’s the case with most coconut oils. Once applied this coconut oil provides a lot of hydration to my skin and does a very good job! It’s like any other coconut oil except it is pure and organic! It is advertised as to reduce the signs of ageing, smooth and soften skin and maintain skin elasticity! I can definitely confirm that it smooths and softens skin but being 18 I can’t be sure of it reduces the signs of aging… It is definitely a good all round product!

The shea butter is one I was very excited to try as I have tried shea butter products from the body shop before and loved them. This shea butter is the perfect consistency and I love how it feels on my skin. It is super hydrating and makes my skin feel so soft! It doesn’t smell as great as the body shop one but I guess that is down to it being raw and organic. The not too great smell is worth it for what it does to my skin!

I love the Coconut oil & Shea butter combined product! It is basically the above 2 products combined which works wonders for my skin. The formula is very buttery and easy to apply, my skin feels so moisturised and fresh after applying this product!

The African Black Soap is one product I am very excited to talk about as I have never tried anything like it! It is known to fight acne, body odour, hyper pigmentation and razor bumps. I like how it fights hyper pigmentation as I have dark patches in certain areas on my face as a result of eczema. I haven’t noticed any huge differences just yet as I have used the soap a few times but I have noticed a small difference such as the dark circles under my eyes not covering as much area as they did before I used this soap. I am excited to see the final results after using this soap and will be reviewing it on its own in detail as to if it fits its description but so far so good! I love this soap, it is very easy to use. All I do is take a small piece from the edge, rinse my face then rub the small piece of soap in my palms and it creates a creamy lather which I use to rinse my face with like any face wash. It makes my skin feel amazing instantly!

Admittedly I did not try the night oil as it is advertised as being formulated especially for oily skin so I didn’t want to use it for it to dry my skin out even more just for the sake of me testing the product. I will be passing this on to a friend as I won’t gain much use from it but I am sure it is just as wonderful as the products I was able to try!

Overall I really love these products from Kokoa and would actually purchase these items myself so thank you very much Kokoa for gifting them to me. My favourite has to be the African black soap, I have never tried anything like it. One down side is because the products are organic and natural they aren’t the best smelling. I do think Kokoa could work on better scenting their products but that’s just me being fussy and too used to high street brands. Besides the smell, which is bearable , the products themselves are amazing!

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Kokoa have given me a discount code to share with my loyal readers to get 30% off until December 31st so use the code “DESIRE4” to retrieve this discount! You could order some products for Christmas present or stocking fillers. I honestly do recommend them!

They also pledge 7% of their profits (annual net) to 2 charities, WWF and MamaHope which I think is a great thing to do!

I have a lot of hope for Kokoa. I have tried skincare products from brands in the past but nothing that appeals to me like these products have. I can see Kokoa being just as big as Lush in the future and that is my honest view, I love their products!

Hope you are all having an exciting time in the build up to Christmas! Let me know what you’re up to in the comments below!

Desire4Beauty

Blogmas day 17 – Body lotion as hand cream?

 

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Not only in winter but throughout the whole year I like to keep a small tube of hand cream or even body lotion in my bag, scented ones tend to be my favourite. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated especially if your skin type, like myself, is dry. Keeping a hand cream on me is essential even if I only reach for it in my bag twice a week, at least it is there whenever I need it, using it more often in some weeks than others. I wanted to share my favourite hand creams with you guys because I have been using these since the start of the year so I would like to share my thoughts and opinions on each one.

Firstly is the Ghost Eclipse body lotion. This came in a set with a gorgeous perfume of the same scent. Although it is a body lotion I find that the tube is the perfect size to pop into my handbag on the way out. I use it to moisturise my hands in the mornings and it adds a fresh scent to them too! I much prefer to use it as a hand cream as it will then last me a lot longer than if I were to use it as a body lotion. I usually use it on my hands and sometimes on my neck just to emphasize the scent when using the perfume with it. Unfortunately this is not sold alone but it comes in a set with the perfume which would make the perfect Christmas gift and is very affordable! I love this hand cream and the perfume which I have now ran out of but the hand cream has lasted me the whole year and is my favourite out of all of the ones I have used!

Next is the hand cream which I picked up from Primark. In all honesty I was sucked in by the quirky packaging but it is in fact a very good hand cream. Not my favourite but it does the job, keeps my hands hydrated whenever I use it and is an all round good product especially just for £1. However, I do prefer using the body lotions as hand creams, I find the formula a lot more moisturising, hydrating and the scent of the body lotions are more perfume like, leaving my hands smelling lovely in comparison to the non scented hand cream. I do like the hand cream but it does not compare to using the body lotions as hand creams!

Last but not least is the Only way is Essex dazzle body lotion. Again, just like the ghost eclipse this comes alongside a perfume in a gift set making a gorgeous and affordable gift. The perfume I have used up but the body lotion still remains with at least 50% of product left! This tube is slightly larger than the Ghost eclipse body lotion so I may not always pop it into my bag but I do like to grab it to moisturise my hands before leaving the house, on the odd occasion I will take it with me and I don’t find it any more hassle to use than a regular hand cream.

Overall from altering between the 3 products mentioned above, I hold a preference for the ghost eclipse body lotion with the primark hand cream being my least favourite. I used to never use the body lotions in gift sets or only use them a handful of times and then leave them at the back of my perfume shelf to never be used until I chuck them away when having a clear out. Now I have found a great use for these amazing products and if you are the same with gift sets that feature body lotions, I highly recommend trying them as a hand cream!

What is your favourite hand cream and what do you recommend? I really want to try out something from the body shop!

Desire4Beauty