Janjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift Review
Janjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift ReviewJanjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift Review

The skin around the eyes are particularly delicate areas prone to dehydration especially if you have dry skin. The fluctuating temperatures during the cold winter season and inadequate fluid intake worsen the situation and so moisturisers to hydrate the eye area are particularly recommended in this time of year.

I've recently been given the opportunity to try Janjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift* and I'd like to share my thoughts with you.

The packaging is very simple and instagram-friendly. The metallic applicator becomes quite cold and feels refreshing to smooth around the lower eyelid. The product itself has a whitish serum-like consistency that feels moderately moisturising without feeling sticky, which is a plus as most eye creams tend to feel greasy. A little goes a long way. It is only lightly fragranced so shouldn't be a problem to those sensitive to scents.

After using twice daily for a week, I am yet to notice any permanent brightening effects, however it does seem to temporarily reduce the puffiness around my eyes when applied in the morning. It keeps my eye area moisturised for hours. It also works well under makeup.

Admittedly, eye creams are things I often skip on my beauty routine as I tend to use an overall face moisturiser to also tackle the periorbital area. My favourite facial moisturiser is La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight Care that miraculously hydrates my skin.

Would I purchase it? I think so. Overall I do like Janjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift* and would recommend to anyone looking for a specific hydrator for the eye area as it is non-sticky and comfortable to use. Dry skin types and ageing skin may benefit more from this product. As a 'brightening' eye cream, however, I would perhaps look elsewhere for that purpose.

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Livia
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*Press sample. All views are my own.

20/11/2017

Janjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil, MAC Soar Lip Pencil Swatches NC20 - NC30
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil, MAC Soar Lip Pencil Swatches NC20 - NC30MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil, MAC Soar Lip Pencil Swatches NC20 - NC30
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil, MAC Soar Lip Pencil Swatches NC20 - NC30
L to R: MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil, MAC Soar Lip Pencil Swatches on NC20 skin
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil, MAC Soar Lip Pencil Swatches NC20 - NC30

Here's a quick post on these three lip pencils to sport your MLBB - My Lips But Better - looks. They certainly work well on my current winter NC20-25 complexion.

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
is a matte peachy pink. This is a good match for MAC Kinda Sexy & MAC Hug Me Lipsticks.

MAC Fresh Clay Liptensity Lip Pencil is my first from the liptensity range. It is a peachy pink with a slight sheen. It is only slightly more pink than MAC Boldly Bare. It comes in a retractable form with an incredibly creamy formula. Beware that it can easily break when too much of it is exposed - I have learned my lesson!

MAC Soar Lip Pencil is a matte mid-tone mauve pink that is perfect for everyday wear. This pairs well with MAC Mehr Lipstick and NARS Anna Lipstick.

What is your favourite MLBB lip pencil?

Livia
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12/11/2017

MAC Boldly Bare, Fresh Clay & Soar Lip Pencils

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Clarins Hand Cream, Percy & Reed No Oil Oil, Birchbox Brush Cleaner Review
Birchbox November 2017

In contrast to the somewhat un-exciting Birchbox offerings in the last few months, I was very impressed with this month's offering so much that I decided to write about it.

It came with the usual cardboard drawer box featuring this month's collaboration with Vogue. I think this was a good thing as the product samples provided were mostly from known brands.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - Full Size RRP £9

I've been a loyal fan of Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat since I started blogging and have gone through at least 3 of these, that's impressive considering I have never finished a bottle of nail varnish! My latest bottle is on its last coats and I was happily surprised that a full sized version came with this box.

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream Sample Size - Standard Size is RRP £21

This box came with a handy travel sized version of Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream. This cold winter season is the best time to receive this to keep your hands (feet, body, anywhere else!) soft and supple. I'm a strong advocate for moisturising to prevent premature ageing skin. My skin soaks this up without any greasy residue, and it smells of cherry blossoms too!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Travel Size - Standard Size is £24.50

This is one of my favourite bronzers and the handy travel size is perfect for short trips.

Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil Sample Size - Standard Size is £14

I admit, despite these years of beauty blogging, I am hopeless when it comes to fancy hair care. My hair routine is simple - grease-fighting shampoo for my oily scalp, air-drying my hair naturally and brushing down with a tangle-teaser. I'm not certain whether I would get much use of this one and I'll probably end up giving it away.

Birchbox Brush Cleaner Review November 2017
Birchbox Brush Cleaner on (Tiny) Size 6 Hands

Birchbox Brush Cleaner £5

I currently use this larger grooved silicone oven glove from Amazon to wash my brushes with, but the Birchbox Brush Cleaner is a lot smaller and therefore perfect for travels to provide a deep-yet-gentle clean. I add a dollop of Dove Liquid Hand Wash with Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla to the mitt and swirl the brush on the brush cleaner until the bristles are clean and leave to air dry. Perfect.

As you can see, subscribing to this month's box is especially good value for money. If there's anything from this post you like, you can purchase a single box at £5 off using this link: Birchbox, no commitment necessary!

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Livia
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09/11/2017

Birchbox Nov 2017 - Benefit, Clarins, Seche Vite and More

MAC Velvet Teddy, Persistence, Brick Dust, Among the Fireflies, Whirl, Taupe Lipsticks Swatches NC30
MAC Brick Dust Liptensity Lipstick

I've recently added MAC Brick Dust Liptensity Lipstick to my MAC lipstick collection. Would you guess its my first ever Liptensity lipstick? IKR. It is a beautiful long-wearing creamy pinky-brown shade on my NC30 skin.

I've swatched and compared it to my other existing pinky-brown lipsticks below for your viewing pleasure. Hopefully this will help guide your future purchases.

MAC Velvet Teddy, Persistence, Brick Dust, Among the Fireflies, Whirl, Taupe Lipsticks Swatches NC30
MAC Velvet Teddy, Persistence, Brick Dust, Among the Fireflies, Whirl, Taupe Lipsticks Swatches NC30
L to R: MAC Velvet Teddy, Persistence, Brick Dust, Among the Fireflies, Whirl, Taupe Lipsticks on NC30 Skin

Compared to MAC Brick Dust Lipstick:
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick is lighter.
MAC Persistence Lipstick is warmer.
MAC Among the Fireflies Lipstick is warmer, darker, more sheer and glossy.
MAC Whirl Lipstick is more mauve.
MAC Taupe Lipstick is slightly lighter, warmer and the closest in shade.

You can never have too many pinky-brown lipsticks in my opinion. They are so versatile and useful for everyday wear for that perfect MLBB look.

Do you have any of these lipsticks? Which one do you like best?

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Livia
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04/11/2017

MAC Brick Dust Lipstick Review and Comparison Swatches

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