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NOTD Colourful tropical birds manicure using Glitter placement method and Moyou London Tropical Collection plate 05

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NOTD Tropical Birds manicure using Moyou London Tropical Collection Plate 05 and Glitter Placement technique @iamcherrylemon

Hello you my friends!
I’ve been holding onto this glitter pack for awhile. I wanted to do something different. Many other talented ladies have created the most beautiful patterns and shapes using the glitter placement method.
Today I’m using glitter pieces to colour in! This is alot easier to do ;P

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Born Pretty Nailart Store -12 Colors Nail Art Shiny Hexagonal Glitter Pack

I first stamped my nails with images from the Moyou London Tropical Collection plate 05. Next, apply clear nail polish/top coat onto the area I wanted to do glitter placement.
Using a dotting tool or toothpick, pick up the individual pieces and filling in the spaces with them! I was only going to add glitter to the parrot but I couldn’t stop there! It is addictive! So I’ve continue to add coloured glitter pieces to everything else on my nails :P

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NOTD Tropical Birds manicure @iamcherrylemon

What I’ve used:
Barry M nail paint in Elderberry
Konad stamping polish in black
Born Pretty nail art glitter pack $5.48
Moyou London Tropical collection plate 05

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Born Pretty Nailart Store -12 Colors Nail Art Shiny Hexagonal Glitter Pack

Born Pretty has kindly sent me the glitter nail art pack for review purposes. Unless you want other colours or sizes, I’m sure this pack will last a very long time! Design possibilities are endless. Maybe one day I’ll complete a full-on glitter placement.
You can use the 10% discount code FTL91 on any order with free worldwide shipping.

This post does not contain any affiliate links so feel free to use the discount code and share it with your friends and family.

Thank you for reading and Happy Sunday!


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Surprise budget find: Boots Natural Collection liquid eyeliner #BudgetBeauty

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines @iamcherrylemon

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines @iamcherrylemon

Hi Hi, it’s Saturday! How’s your weekend going? I am in for a nice quiet weekend :o)
I forgot to take my travel makeup bag with me the other day. I only needed some eyeliners as I kinda feel naked without it! I definitely look more awake with some nicely defined eyes.
I’m a regular liquid eyeliner user, I know I have at least 10 liquid eyeliners waiting for me at home. So I ain’t going to splash out on some fancy ones. Hence I’ve picked Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines in black. It only costs £1.99 for 8ml!!

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines (info) @iamcherrylemon

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines (info) @iamcherrylemon

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines (The Brush applicator) @iamcherrylemon

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines (The Brush applicator) @iamcherrylemon

This liquid liner has a short small brush, it can achieve very neat thin lines. It is not entirely opaque with 1 brush stroke. So I lined over the initial brush stroke for a good decent look. A flick was also easy to achieve. I am totally in shock in how much I’m liking this liquid liner.
I sniffed at it, it is fragrance free without any annoying smell. Please note that this is smudgeproof but not waterproof. It comes right off as soon as it comes in contact with water.

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines - Photo Swatch (1, 2, 3 brush strokes) @iamcherrylemon

Boots Natural Collection Liquid Eye Lines – Photo Swatch (1, 2, 3 brush strokes) @iamcherrylemon

Pigment: Dries matte black; Good pigmentation
Ease of use: Easier than expected, easy to control but if you normally use the pen type then you’ll need some practice.
Longevity: Good solid 8 hours on my oily eyelids. It disintegrated slightly afterwards but still look good and I didn’t bother to retouch.

Overall Summary: 4 out of 5! A brilliant score for this little liner. It surprised me on its performance. This is a classic budget beauty item that definitely worth every single penny and more!

Have you found any budget beauty items recently?

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy this short post!


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YSL Babydoll Mascara product review

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YSL Babydoll Mascara @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Happy Friday everyone. I’m reviewing the YSL Babydoll Mascara today.
Very dangerous as this is holy grail mascara for many people!

First impression of the product

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The packaging is gorgeous, sleek gold tube with red writing “Babydoll”. It is probably one of my prettiest mascaras in terms of packaging!

The product
This mascara has the driest formula I’ve ever used. I do prefer dry formula so I’m OK with it.
It has a big flexible rubber bristle brush, the bristles are soft and short. It supposed to give lengths and help with definition. The mascara has a scent to it, not too intrusive nor annoying.

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YSL Babydoll Mascara - Brush @iamcherrylemon

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YSL Babydoll Mascara (Packaging) @iamcherrylemon

This mascara is smudgeproof but not waterproof. Thanks to its unique formula and how the mascara coats your lashes, you don’t have to worry about getting smudges.

My take on the product
I like this mascara’s long-lasting properties. But it requires proper makeup eye remover for removal. It’s like removing tiny hallow tubes from your lashes!

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YSL Babydoll Mascara @iamcherrylemon

I received a sample of this same mascara after purchasing the full size.
One issue that I do find with the full size, is that it can clump if you load too much mascara on the bristles. The sample doesn’t seem to suffer from this problem. I have to learn to wipe off excess mascara before application every single time.
This would be a great mascara if it holds curls better too.

Pros:
Long lasting formula
Very luxurious item in one’s makeup bag (looks so lovely!)
Average lengthening but good at volumising
Dry formula

Cons:
Expensive
Doesn’t hold curls well
Can clumps if there’s too much mascara build up on the wand (even on first coat)

I’ve curled my lashes before applying 3 coats of mascara in the swatch photo below.

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YSL Babydoll Mascara (Before and After photo swatches) @iamcherrylemon

Overall Summary: It is unlikely for me to repurchase this. I can get better results with other mascaras both low and high end brands. This might be a great product but it just doesn’t do anything for my super straight stubby lashes!

Have you tried this YSL Babydoll Mascara before? Did you get better results with yours?

Thank you for reading :D


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Etude House I need You Alphabet mask in “Yogurt Strawberry” and My Beauty Diary Yogurt Strawberry Masks – Product Review

Etude House and My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Masks @iamcherrylemon

Etude House and My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Masks @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, we have 2 strawberry yogurt sheet masks for review and comparison today!

Apart from sharing the same product name, these two masks are miles apart! To find out more, please read on :)

First up, we have My Beauty Diary Yogurt Strawberry Masks. This mask contains strawberry essence which has enzymes and minerals, this will help with moisturising the skin. The yougurt essence contains lactic acid, which helps with balancing the skin with moisture and oil. This will improve the texture of the skin as well as the overall fresher appearance. This mask has been marketed as a great mask for acne prone and troubled skin.

My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Mask @iamcherrylemon

My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Mask @iamcherrylemon

Apply the mask and relax for 10 to 15 mins, massage any excess serum into the skin and no need to wash off.

Fit: The sheet mask itself was thin, flexible but strong, in the sense that you won’t accidentally rip this. It also has a plastic protective sheet; you will need to remove before applying the mask onto your skin. There are not much shaping/cutting to the mask, but thanks to its thinness, it adheres to the skin closely and giving a very good fit on the face.

Scent: This mask smells amazing! Not overly powerful strawberry yogurt-like scent, it is very pleasant and it lasts about 5 mins before fading.

Effectiveness: This is moisturising to the skin

Overall Summary: The essence is light and moisturising. This is a good mask for daily use, cheap and it smells great. It gives decent results but not too long-lasting.

 

Etude House I need You Alphabet mask in “Yogurt Strawberry”

Etude House Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Mask @iamcherrylemon

Etude House Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Mask @iamcherrylemon

This mask contains strawberry and yogurt essence, and promises to help with achieving more hydrating and softer skin.

This mask contains huge amount of essence in the packet. This is recommended for people with dryer skin.

Fit: This mask is slightly thicker than the MBD version. The cutting is a bit weird and off for my face shape. It always have a corner or two that’s not sticking well.

Scent: I was disappointed as I expect this to smell just as nice as the MBD version. This mask is scentless, not that I can detect any fragrance.

Effectiveness: Amazing. I left my mask on for 25 to 30 mins (normally 10 to 15mins), the mask was slightly dehydrated when I removed it. But the mask left my skin feeling and looking extra youthful. It looked nice and plump, skin tone was good and even.

Overall Summary: The essence feels more nourishing when compared to the MBD version. Great mask for combination skin, it balances the skin moisturise level. I would definitely repurchase this mask!

 

My Beauty Diary Etude House
Aims Brighten, moisture, help with appearance of fine lines Softer and hydrated skin, great for people with dryer skin
Fit Really good fit to the face Not adhering to the face 100%
Scent Smells wonderful, just like strawberry yogurt No scent detected
Effectiveness Good for daily use but will require continued daily use Noticeable improvement in skin moisture level, skin appears more plump and youthful for a day or two
Price Approx £10 for 10 masks Amazon and $14.60 from Beauteque.com £1.20 for 1 from eBay UK and $1.99 for 1 from Beauteque.com
Summary Moisturising, great for daily use Nourishing; moisturising and longer lasting results
Score 2/5 4/5

 

Thank you for reading and have a lovely Friday!

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I have bought both products with my own money and I am not getting reimbursed for this post.


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Tangle Teezer Review: Lulu Guinness Limited Edition (Hair Detangler)

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Hello there! Today we have a hair product review! This post is so rare (!!) hehehe, I am pretty boring as I tend to stick to things that work for me. More often than not, they do not change from months to months, or years! I do not own many hair detanglers, my hair does not tangle up too badly unless I have coloured it. I have thick, straight-ish long coloured hair.
Official Product description
Whether you wear long hair, short hair, have highlights, hair extensions, an afro or a weave, the Tangle Teezer will detangle and smooth your hair into superb condition.
The Tangle Teezer dramatically reduces hair breakage, splitting and damage, resulting in beautifully shiny hair. After brushing, your hair will feel silky to the touch and stunning to look at.
The Tangle Teezer is a must-have for Mums! It’s loved by children as it helps them get rid of their painful tangles quickly and effortlessly!
What is it: Tangle Teezer?
A detangling hairbrush that you can use on wet or dry hair, it detangles without causing pain! It has been invented by professional hair colourist “Shaun P”.
Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Lulu Guinness Limited Edition :)
I have always wanted to get a Tangle Teezer and try it for myself. I am drawn to the compact gold version, but it never made it to the checkout!
Lulu Guinness limited edition version works exactly the same way as the other compacts but it has bright red teeth instead of black. I can easily see and pick up any hair that does get left behind. Not to mention the adorable signature Lulu design on the brush itself.
Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Does it work?
I have been using a detangler comb by Macadamia, and it has served me well for many months. It detangles well if you use it carefully.
Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition and Macadamia Detangler Comb @iamcherrylemon

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition and Macadamia Detangler Comb @iamcherrylemon

For me, I like to use the Tangle Teezer after my shower and before blow drying my hair. Please note that your hair is alot weaker when it is wet, and you should never tug at your wet hair as it can easily cause damages to it! I roughly section my hair before brushing through. The teeth on this brush is not too long, I believe it will work ok if you do not have thick layer of hair.
I find that it detangles alot quicker than my previous detangler comb and my previous hairbrushes. During the detangle process, I do not see as much hair being combed out. So for me, this is working very well.
Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

Tangle Teezer Lulu Guinness Limited Edition @iamcherrylemon

How does it work?
The brush teeth configuration (the different teeth lengths and positioning) has been specially designed, so that wet/dry hair can glide through and detangle without catching any hair. The way it was designed to fit right into your palm makes it easier for you to use. The original sized Tangle Teezer has the same shape but it is considerably larger in size.
Tangle Teezer - teeth @iamcherrylemon

Tangle Teezer – teeth @iamcherrylemon

The Originals: You might prefer this size to compacts, depends on your hand size and if you need to travel with a hair brush. Note that the original version does not have a click-on teeth protector.

 

 Tangle Teezer Original
Magic Flower Pot: I was so tempted to get this one for use after shower! The pot is used for keeping all your bobbi-pins and hair ties :) Such a clever idea. It is so cute!

 

 Tangle Teezer Flower Pot
Summary: 4/5! I love everything about this brush! Looks stylish and fits so well into my handbags.
Price: £12.99 for this special edition (from Boots); £13.50 from Lookfantastic with free delivery
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I have purchased this with my own money. 


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NOTD Lace Floral stamping over pastels & psychedelic colours!

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, how was your easter break?
We’re making the most of the sunshine we’re getting in the UK! It’s bright and sunny with a hint of warmth :)
Today’s manicure is lace floral stamping over some pastel psychedelic colours. Not as neat as gradient, just some blobs of colour polishes over white base. Stamped with a beautiful floral from Moyou London bridal collection plate 7. I’ve added some pastel pearls on the accent nails on both my hands

Polishes used for this manicure:

  • Rimmel London Salon Pro 212 Ultra Violet
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish in 280 Sunshine
  • Nails Inc nail polish in William mews (sorry, please ignore, I did not end up using this colour!)
  • Nails Inc nail polish in Sloane Street
  • Essie nail polish in Blanc (Base colour for stamped nails)
  • Konad stampingpolish in white

 

Lacey Floral - the polish lineup @iamcherrylemon

Lacey Floral – the polish lineup @iamcherrylemon

Please excuse my awkward hand poses, I don’t normally get Mr Lemon to help take any manicure pics!

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Lacey Floral Stamping over Pastels using Moyou London Bridal Collection 07 @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead.


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Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled #NOTD #Holographic

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

My goodness! I’ve been waiting for the arrival of this set for the longest of time!
Being the first timer ordering the holo-grail set from Dazzled, I had no idea when they will arrived,  thinking I’ll receive in March if it is a March set! But it arrived into the UK on 1st April. I would have forgotten about this order if it was cheaper :P

Anyhow,  what is Holo-Grail?
Dazzled.com works with indie nail polish makers to create a set of 4 exclusive and limited edition holographic polishes. So these babies are rare, ok? :P Dazzled.com works with Lilypad Lacquer, Emily de Molly, Too Fancy Lacquer as well as many talented individual Indie makers.
I love these brands so when I’ve found out how unique these polishes will be… I couldn’t wait to get some myself. Every holo grail box is themed, March’s box is “Seussville” and April box is “80s Girl Power”. I’ve seen cat in the hat before but I’m not familiar with it. So the more I read up about it, the more interesting this theme gets!

All swatched are done with 2 coats without a top coat.

Holo Grail Box March 2015 by Shop Dazzled
On to the polishes!
First up we have “The Lorax” by Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, it had been described as an orange holo with yellow flakes. This is probably the most eye catching, most impressive holo from this box for me. I love it. I do not own any holo (or polish) that looks like this. I won’t call it orange holo, it’s more golden than your average orange! But this is very close resemblance to the colour of Lorax!
It is beautiful regardless, I can’t stop staring it how the holo bends in this one. I believe this will be just as breathtakingly beautiful with some stamping on it.

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Octopus Party Nail Lacquer in "The Lorax" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Octopus Party Nail Lacquer in “The Lorax” @iamcherrylemon

Next up, we have “Oh, the places you’ll go” by Philly loves Lacquer.
This is a creamy purple with scattered holo shimmer. I didn’t think I would like it but I am falling for it big time. This lilac will be perfect for Spring/Summer, it is special with the extra holo particles!

Inspiration for Philly Loves Lacquer

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Philly Loves Lacquer in "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Philly Loves Lacquer in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” @iamcherrylemon

Thirdly, we have Lilypad Lacquer! One of the most famous indie brands (to me anyway). Their polishes are almost guaranteed to be great. I slowly building a nice Lilypad collection.
The name for this polish is “The Cat in the Hat”, it has been described as a black holo with pinky red shimmer and multi colour holo. This looks nicer on nails than in the bottle itself. I don’t have a black holo so I’m glad to get one that’s so unique too. It doesn’t have a high shine finish.

Inspiration for Lilypad Lacquer

 

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Lilypad Lacquer in "Cat in the Hat" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Lilypad Lacquer in “Cat in the Hat” @iamcherrylemon

Lastly, we have “Call it Love” by Too Fancy Lacquer. I adore this pink, it is kind of rosey with a hint of peach. It has been described as a bright pink happy holo. I can’t help but smile at this, it has the most appropriate name.
The consistency of this polish is a funny on the thicker side. Making it opaque in one coat but hard to get it nice and smooth.

Inspiration for Too Fancy Lacquer

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) - Too Fancy Lacquer in "Call it Love" @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) – Too Fancy Lacquer in “Call it Love” @iamcherrylemon

I really enjoyed this holo grail box. I love getting amazing holo polishes that are totally exclusive and beautifully made. I get to sample brands that I would not normally hear of or be able to get my hands on. Thank you for introducing me to Dr Seuss quotes!

I didn’t order April nor May! Maybe June? For more details, you can go to Shop Dazzled official website.

Each box costs around $465HKD plus shipping at Shop Dazzled.

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

Holo Grail Box March 2015 (Seussville) by Shop Dazzled @iamcherrylemon

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I’ve purchased all the products with my own money.


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Sarah Chapman Pro Expert Home Facial Collection (Overnight Facial, Intense Hydrating Booster Serum, 3D Moisture Infusion, Ultimate Cleanse and Facialift massage tool) – product review

Sarah Chapman Pro Expert Home Facial Collection @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Pro Expert Home Facial Collection @iamcherrylemon

Morning and Happy Saturday! Hope you are well and healthy.

Today, I am reviewing one of my favourite new finds in the last 12 months. I am 100% skincare junkie, and have been/will be jumping onto any sort of skincare bandwagons! Sarah Chapman was one of the brands that’s originated from London, UK.

Sarah, the founder of the company, is a super-facialist to the rich and famous. Her skincare range is formulated with a blend of potent active skincare ingredients and natural essential oils. Her Skinesis Clinic is based in South Kensington. I do not think I will EVER book an appointment, £170 for a 60 minutes facial… maybe when I have won the lottery! For now, home facials will be fine for me :)

This is the Pro Expert Home Facial Collection containing the famous Overnight Facial, Intense Hydrating Booster Serum, 3D Moisture Infusion, Ultimate Cleanse with cleansing mitts and Facialift massage tool. This set provides the tools you need for a facial at home, leaving your skin bright, refreshed and radiant.

I bought this as a set from QVC and the set was under £72 but it is no longer available as a set. I will list the individual item price with each product review.

Ultimate Cleanse

Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse @iamcherrylemon

Ultimate Cleanse is a oil based makeup remover/cleanser balm, it is fragranced with floral essential oils (a blend of camphor, neroli, chamomile, jasmine and rose).

The cleanser contains baobab and borage oils, both are known for its effective moisture retention properties. The blend of vitamins will help to boost collagen production.

Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse (Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse (Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

To use, apply small amount of balm cleanser onto face and make circular motions. It helps to lifts off dead skin cells. Add water to emulsify the balm into milk that can be rinsed off easily. This balm cleanser also acts as a gentle exfoliator thanks to its vitamin A, white lily and Dermaxyl peptide components.

Effectiveness: This effectively removes all traces of makeup including waterproof mascara and heavy coverage foundations. For that extra gentle exfoliation, use with the specially designed cleansing gloves. The gloves are super soft and it helps to clean the skin well. It does work well and true to its claim on the brighter and clearer skin that does not feel dry.

Fragrance: I believe the scent is one of its selling point, but for me, this is too strong.. even for a natural floral scent!

Overall Summary: A good cleanser with heavy floral scents, great if you like that “expensive home spa” feeling. It definitely smells like one! I love everything about this cleanser balm apart from its packaging! The cleanser comes in a tube which I do not like, as the oils get squeezed out every single time before the actual cleanser can be extracted.

But you don’t have to worry about it, all new version of this cleanser is now in a pump bottle form!

Price: £40 for 100ml (more expensive than the Emma Hardie Moringa! I should be reviewing it shortly! ).

Score: 4/5

Professional Cleansing Mitts

Sarah Chapman Professional Cleansing Mitts @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Professional Cleansing Mitts @iamcherrylemon

A pair of dual texture cleansing mitts made with soft cotton fabric enclosing a thin layer of sponge. The sponge makes it even more luxurious, it makes the mitt feel soft and very gentle.

I’m glad I’ve saved one for photos! Hehe very clean!

Overall Summary: Not a necessity, but a very “nice to have” item that will enrich your home spa experience.

Price: £14 a pair, unlikely to repurchase

Score: 3/5

Overnight Facial

Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial @iamcherrylemon

This is the star of the show! This is a silky serum that helps to plump the skin during the night. It contains a potent blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory omega oils, vitamins, firming peptide, jasmine and rose.

This overnight treatment is recommended for dull, tired skin that needs intensive nourishment and pampering care. It aims to temporarily reduce the signs of fine lines, evens out the tone and texture. Leaving the skin firm and healthy looking.

To use, squeeze one pump and gently massage it onto the whole face and neck area.

Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial (Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial (Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Effectiveness: This works very well for my skin, it contains natural ingredients that are highly effective. It leaves my skin feeling and looking refreshed every single time that I use this. Overall complexion looks brighter and more “awake”! I am addicted to this stuff.

Fragrance: deliciously fragranced with a soothing pure essential oil blend of jasmine, frangipani, rose and tuberose. Frangipani is one of my favourite scents in body and skincare products.

 

Overall Summary: This is my number 1 “Go-to” when my skin is not looking its best. My Love!

Sarah Chapman Limited Edition Overnight Facial in a Lalique Crystal Bottle (image credit: http://www.sarahchapman.net)

Sarah Chapman Limited Edition Overnight Facial in a Lalique Crystal Bottle (image credit: http://www.sarahchapman.net)

 

Price: £46 for 15ml or £445 for 15ml with a limited edition LALIQUE Crystal bottle! SPLURGE or what!?

Score: 5/5 from me!

 

 

 

 

 

Intense Hydrating Booster

Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster @iamcherrylemon

 

Official Description: Intense defence and hydrating moisture relief for thirsty skin. (how can you not fall for this? I did :P)

 

This is a lightweight, smooth serum that is recommended for dehydrated and unbalanced skin. This serum contains Hyaluronic Acid to help the skin maintain moisture level. It has a droplet so you can control how much to dispense. But the droplet button on the lid is not the best, looks good thou.

The serum aims to help plump up any fine lines and boost moisture in your skin. A great instant “pick-me-up” for that dewy radiant healthy glow.

Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster (Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster (Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

 

Effectiveness: This works well as a pre day/night cream treatment to add in the extra layer of moisture.

I love how easy this gets absorbed into the skin. It seems to drunk this stuff upon application. A lovely addition to my skincare routine.

 

Fragrance: Not an obvious scent

Overall Summary: This yields good but not dramatic result, if I had to choose between taking this serum or the overnight facial… I will take the overnight facial in a heartbeat!

 

Price: £58 for 30ml

Score: 3/5

 

 

3D Moisture Infusion Treatment Mask

Sarah Chapman 3d Moisture infusion @Iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman 3d Moisture infusion @Iamcherrylemon

This is a very fancy sheet mask as I’ve never used a sheet mask within this price range!

This mask contains Hyaluronic Acid and rosewater. It helps injecting moisture into the skin and rosewater will have a lovely calming effect on the skin afterwards.

There are 3 layers and the outer 2 are there to protect the actual face mask from being damages. They need to be removed before applying onto your cleansed face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove mask and gently massage the remaining serum into the skin.

 

Overall Summary: A very good and indulgent mask for special occasion. It is effective but I am not sure it is worth the price tag. The end result is great but it is not something a Hydrogel mask cannot achieve. So I will stick with my Hydrogel masks for similar results at fraction of the price.

Price: £39 for 4 masks

Score: 2/5 (just because of the price!)

 

 

Facialift Massage Tool

Sarah Chapman Facialift Massager @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Facialift Massager @iamcherrylemon

This is a flexible plastic facial massaging tool. It has eight rolling heads and each with 12 massaging nodes. It aims to help with puffiness in the face area. It has been designed to mimic the tapping, pinching and knuckling of Sarah Chapman’s facial massage.

Sarah Chapman Facialift Massager @iamcherrylemon

Sarah Chapman Facialift Massager @iamcherrylemon

To be very honest, it hurts my face really bad every time I dare enough to use it. It might deliver great results but it is way too uncomfortable for me to continue its use. I have seen $2 replica of this (try Daiso, or Korea/Japanese budget beauty stores), and I have heard good things about them.

Price: £25

Score: 1/5 Good concept but not for me

 

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post :)
I really like Sarah Chapman skincare range, the Overnight Facial will definitely be on my repurchase list :)

 

Disclaimer: Not sponsored and I am not being reimbursed for this post. I’ve purchased all the products with my own money.

 


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Non-Beauty post: Shaun in the City (Sheep Hunt in London) #ShaunInTheCity

Hello and welcome back! I have a non-beauty post for you today. I’ve met up with couple of girly friends on Saturday and we went “sheep hunting” in London! If you’re in London during next couple of months or in Bristol in July. You’ll be able to join into the “Shaun in the City ” hunt too.

Shaun is a sheep! It is a spin off character from the Wallace & Gromit stop-Motion animated series.

What is Shaun in the City?
There are 120 giant sculptures of Shaun that have been designed and decorated for this event. They have placed 50 of these adorable sculptures in the Capital of London. Most are within walking distance to famous London landmarks or tourist attractions. There are four walking trails within Central London ranging from 3km to 5km long, allowing you to enjoy what the capital has to offer as well as rounding up the flock of sheep.
There is a location map to help you identify trails to find those lost sheep within the capital.

Another 70 completely differently sculptures will be placed in the City of Bristol in July.

London Trail: 28th March to 25th May (50 sheep)

Bristol Trail: 6th July to 31st August (70 sheep different to the 50 found in London!)

Bristol Finale: 12th to 20th Sept (All 120 sheep plus special guest)

London Finale: 24th to 27th Sept (All 120 sheep plus special guest)

Why?
This is to help raise money for the Wallace & Gromit charity, which supports sick children in hospitals across the UK. There are fundraising packs available and activities, for more details, please goto http://shauninthecity.org.uk/fundraise

You can take part in fundraising or bid for your favourite Shaun in October.

Okie, let me share with you what we have found on Saturday! They are truly adorable!
(I do not want to spoil it for you, so I won’t put any location information nor the names of the Shaun found :p)

Shaun in the City #1 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #1 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #2 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #2 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #3 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #3 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #4 @iamcherrylemon

Shaun in the City #4 @iamcherrylemon

“Shaun in the City” started on the 28th March 2015, so we were one of the firsts to actually hunt for sheep in the capital!

Auction Date: 8th October (Proceedings will be going to Children’s Charity and The Grand Appeal, which will be used to funds cutting-edge medical equipment, facilities and comforts at Bristol Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. (For more information, please go to the official “Shaun in the City” website).

Some details on 1 of the Shauns! @iamcherrylemon

Some details on 1 of the Shauns! @iamcherrylemon

Enjoy!


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Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag (March 2015)

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Contents @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Contents @iamcherrylemon

This is the March Head to Toe Breakfast bag from Beauteque! It is filled with 7 products themed around BREAKFAST, the most important meal of the day! A good breakfast will set you up ready to face the world!

These Beauteque Head to Toe Bags are not subscription based, so you can choose and order whichever one you like.

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam 150ml, RRP $10

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


This cleansing foam feels very creamy and it foams up nicely, it has a very light lemon scent to it (ah.. how do they know I love lemons..???). This cleansing foam contains AHA, multi-vitamins, hyaluronic acid for moisture retention purposes, and lemon helps to brighten the skin.

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam - Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam – Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House Sunshine in Spoon Scrub Massage Yogurt 14ml * 4 sachets, RRP $6

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt - Instructions [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt – Instructions [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


Etude House is a well-known Korean brand, I have only discovered its skincare range in the recent year and I do like what I have tried so far. This massage Yogurt scrub comes to me at the right time, I have just ran out of facial scrubs! I cannot wait to give this a go tonight :o) It promises to make skin clear and soft.
To use, you massage the contents gently on your cleansed skin for 2 to 3 minutes, rinse off with water, pat dry and follow by your normal skincare routine.
Upon ordering this bag, you can choose between Sugar Apple and/or Raspberry options.

Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask 28ml, RRP $5

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

People have been using eggs on their face for its pore tightening properties. This sheet mask contains egg yolk extract, ceramide and camellia oil. It helps to revitalise and brighten your skin.

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack 70g, RRP $12

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


I love sleeping packs and I have already tried this one before and I love it. This is a very light sleeping pack, it does not feel greasy upon application. It has a relaxing Jasmine tea scent to it, and my skin normally drinks this up overnight, then look and feel more hydrated on the next day :o)
This sleeping pack contains natural ingredients such as jasmine, rose and green tea.

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack - Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack – Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

eChoice is a low cost skincare brand, but it does not affect their product effectiveness. I would highly recommend this product to people with oily combination skin.

Skinfood Bath Fizzer [Honey Salt], RRP $12

Skinfood Bath Fizzer [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Skinfood Bath Fizzer [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

The bath fizz contains sea salt and minerals to help cleanse your skin. These cute little bath fizzers are round and packed in an egg carton, so adorable! I like this eco-friendly packaging :) The smell is amazing, my Honey Salt bath fizzers smell of sweet floral scents. It will be perfect for a Sunday morning soak! Bliss!
You can choose from Honey Salt, Green Tea or Black Sugar.

Skinfood Bath Fizzer - Honey Salt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Skinfood Bath Fizzer – Honey Salt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk 45ml, RRP $10

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


MY FAV OF THE BAG! I had to use capitals just to express how happy I am to receive this Banana hand milk! Not only does it look like a mini-banana, it smells of delicious sweet banana too, and I can’t stop sniffing my hands ahahaha
This hand cream contains Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Banana (!!) fruit extract and milk proteins.
It is a non-greasy type of hand cream/milk, the consistency is thick but light. It is easily absorbed into the skin.

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk - Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


Floral Wash Bag by Kyokoi (not valued)

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

This is not a sturdy wash bag, but it is sure cute with its floral prints and wipe clean surfaces. Ideal to take on travelling, I would use it to hold all my toiletries together but I can still squish it to the tightest space available :p (I over-pack every single time…)
Cherry Apron RRP $15

Cherry Apron [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Cherry Apron [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


Cherry Apron for me? oh Thank you! hehehe I love it for the obvious reasons. I have declared this as my baking apron, with its wipe-clean surface; it will be great for a messy baker like me.
This is a well curated bag, all the products look and smell wonderful. This is very well fitted to the theme of the bag “Breakfast”. I love this bag, it contains “Cherry” and “Lemon” ;)

You can still order this lovely bag filled with K-Beauty products until end of March 2015.
The bag costs $26 plus shipping, the total retail value is a whopping $70!

Only a week left, so if you do fancy the look of this, do make sure you grab one before they are gone :)

 

This is a PR sample which was kindly sent to me for review purposes, all opinions are honest and genuine.

ps. All little chicks appeared in this post are not part of the Beauteque bag, they only come out to play every Easter holiday :p

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