Saturday, 26 April 2014

LOVELULA’S APRIL OFFERINGS


Ren Rosa Centifolia Express Makeup Remover – This Makeup remover is a great size, very handy and portable. It adequately removes makeup and feels gentle, but it has a little trouble with more stubborn products where my go to makeup remover – coconut oil- wouldn’t.

Would I repurchase? No

Price: £13
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Oryzanol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract.

UNE absolute Black Kohl Eye Pencil – This eye pencil is the blackest of all blacks and lasts amazingly well. For an intense look, this is your pencil but it’s just too dark for me for day.

Would I repurchase? Most definitely! Very impressed.

Price: £5.29
Ingredients: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)*, BISDIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, SQUALANE, TOCOPHEROL, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) : CI 77019 (MICA), CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE), CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS), CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) * Ingredients from Organic Farming

FIGS & ROUGE Mocha Orange Lip tint – I like this. A lovely gentle orange scent without the taste. What makes this lip balm stand out for me is not its conditioning qualities (they’re ok) but its gentle shimmer sheen effect. Not quite a lip balm, not quite a lip gloss and I wouldn’t describe it as a lip tint, this product very gently enhances your natural lips without being too shiny.

Would I repurchase? Maybe… I’ve no real need for it right now.

Price: £5
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Parfum, CI 45380, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene.


JANE IREDALE Glow Time Mineral BB Cream – This was a huge anticlimax for me! The coverage is very good, almost too good for this kind of product. It was difficult to smear over my face and delightfully managed to highlight pores and any sign of dryness along the way. Because the shade was just a little to light for me, I looked like voldermort on holiday: pale and sickly with some serious sunblock. I was so excited to try this product but it didn't work for me at all! On a more positive note, the heavy coverage it provides makes me think the Jane Iredale concealer might be a good one to try.

Would I repurchase? No way, but I’m considering the concealer…

Price: £40
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 20% Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).


Sante Shower Gel in Coconut Dream and Goji Power – I didn’t enjoy the scent of these gels because they smelt like the kind of sweets that might be found right at the back of the cupboard with an archaic expiry date because no one dares to touch them. However, they cleaned gently but well and left me feeling fresh and somehow slightly moisturized.

Would I repurchase? No, because of the sickly scent.

Price: £6
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Coco Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Aloe Barbadensis*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Inulin, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Parfum (Essential Oils), Polyglyceryl -10 Laurate, Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract* / Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Levulinic Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Phytic Acid, PCA Ethyl Cocoyl Arginat

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