Billion Dollar Brows – Review

PicMonkey Collage

Billion Dollar Brows – First Impressions & Review

Billion Dollar Brows are a company I’ve only just recently heard of.  They have recently started selling their products in Boots. When I saw their brow kits I wanted to try them out as I have been trying to find brow products to create the perfect brow.

Both of these kits are handy and have all the products and tools you need to help create the perfect brow!

Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces – and yet they are often the most neglected.
We believe that beautiful brows are a right, not a privilege. Our products are priced fairly so that you don’t have to break the bank to have Billion Dollar Brows.

IMG_3140.JPG

Billion Dollar Brows – Best Seller Kit

The first brow kit contains all 5 brow products which help you create the perfect brow!

1) Universal Brow Pencil: Formulated to work beautifully with most skin tones and hair colors, this amazing eyebrow pencil goes on smooth and natural. It never needs sharpening and comes complete with a spoolie brush for effortless blending and a perfect finish.

IMG_3150.JPG

PicMonkey Collage1.jpg

This brow duo is so easy to use and because its both on one applicator it makes it easier to switch from the pencil to the spoolie. The brow pencil matches my brows perfectly and helps you create the perfect brow and also helps you to create a thicker brow.

2) Brow Duo Pencil: Highlights your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth while providing instant visual lift. The highlighter works with every skin tone. On the opposite end, is a universal consealer for on-the-go touchups.

IMG_3170

PicMonkey Collage3

This brow duo pencil helps to highlight your brow bone and also the concealer is perfect to use under your eyes or to conceal around your eyebrows.

3) Brow Gel: Our clear brow gel locks in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day.

IMG_3145

IMG_3148

I am not the biggest fan of Brow Gels and I have not used one in years, but when I tried this product out it helped hold my brows into place all day and did not make my eyebrows look wet or make my brows go hard.

4) Smudge Brush: This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil.

IMG_3166.JPG

IMG_3168

This smudge brush works perfect with the Duo Brow Pencil. It helps to blend everything into place. The brush is soft and not harsh on your skin.

All together this kit was easy to use and all the products helped to pull together the perfect brow in little time and effort.

I think this kit is perfect high end kit if you love doing your eyebrows and like Gels and Pencils, It would also make a great gift to someone who is starting out in makeup!

This set costs £49.50 and you can find it online here.

IMG_3118.JPG

Billion Dollar Brows – 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows

Be fabulous in 60 seconds. Add a brilliant pop of color to your brows in just a minute. This essential kit includes two must-have brow products: 1 Brow Powder Taupe and 1 Brow Brush.

IMG_3121.JPG

PicMonkey Collage4.jpg

The vegan friendly Taupe formula is made for most light and dark brunettes. For a quick touchup, dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush for beautiful brows.

IMG_3137.JPG
How To use:
For a quick touchup, dab the powder and glide along your brow line with our angled brush and blend with spoolie brush for beautiful brows

This Kit is so quick and easy to use!
I brush my brows out with the spoolie brush and then go in with the powder and the angled brow brush to fill in my brows. I then use the spoolie again to brush out my brows and to make sure everything is blended.

The brush is my favourite as you have the two applicators you need in one! The brush is the right size to help you fill in your brows and its so gentle on your skin.

The eyebrow powder is the perfect colour, at first I thought the powder would be too dark for me but it blends in with my hair colour and makes my brows look natural!

I have been using this every day for the past week and it has given me natural looking eyebrows that take less then 2 minutes to create! What I’ve loved the most is my friends and others complimenting my brows!
I think this kit would also make a good present for someone.

This fantastic Kit is £24.00 and you can find it online here.

12376416_10153356630407616_1392307146511672427_n

These are my brows filled in with the Taupe eyebrow powder, as you can see it helps to fill them it to make them appear thicker while still looking natural. I also set them with the Brow Gel.

I have had compliments off my friends on my brows and how natural they look. I have been using these products on rotation for around 1 week now and they have found a place in my every day makeup back. I was quite pleased with the quality with these products and how well they work.

For more information about these products and this brand visit their website www.billiondollarbrows.com to also see their other eyebrow products click this link . I have my eye on their Brow Boost as I have heard so many amazing reviews on them!

Out of the two, my favourite is the 60 seconds to beautiful brows. It is the perfect little kit for your eyebrows without any fuss. It’s worth the price and all the products are high quality.

Have you tried any of these products out? What is your favourite?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

Feel free to follow me on
Katekiwii – Twitter
Katekiwii – Instagram
Katekiwii – Bloglovin
Katekiwii – Facebook
KateKiwii – Youtube


*These products were kindly sent to me but all opinions are my own.

Advertisements

Elegant Touch Matte Nails – Michelle Indigo | Review

IMG_2975

Elegant Touch Matte Nails – Michelle Indigo
‘Inspired by the latest runway trends, these gorgeous nails will stay dramatic & strong the entire wear, with a long-lasting, smudge-free and chip-free finish.’

I love painting my nails but they can easily chip or my nails break as they are quite thin. So over the past few months I have been getting my nails done. But since it’s around christmas time and I am a student, I’m on a very tight budget which means I can’t treat myself to getting my nails done.

For a cheaper alternative I deiced to try out the Elegant Touch nails.There was an offer in Boots when I picked these up. It was a 3 for 2 on a whole range of products. I only deiced to pick up one box of nails because I have never used them before and I didn’t know what they would be like. But now I wish I would have gotten more!

I picked up the Michelle nails because I liked the indigo matt shade and the oval shaped nails.

IMG_2978.JPG

This is the first time I have applied false nails and to begin with, It was quite hard to do but once I did one hand I got the hang of it. This may sound stupid but applying false nails to yourself is quite hard as I managed to nearly glue my finger to my nail once or twice!

IMG_2982.JPG

For £6.95 you get instructions, a nail file, glue and lots of nails!

You can find these Michelle nails here.
Boots also stock a whole range of Elegant Touch nails in different colours and nail styles.

How To Apply
IMG_2979

I made sure before I started to apply the nails that I had removed any nail varnish from my nails.
I then found the right size nail for each nail on both hands.
I laid the nails out in front of me so It was easy for me to grab them and match them too the right nail.
I started with my pinky finger and applied glue to my nail, then pressed down for 40 seconds.
I then repeated this step on all my nails.

PicMonkey Collage

What I liked about these nails:

  • How thin they are because they stick to your nails better and don’t let any dirt go in between your nails and the false nail.
  • The colour is gorgeous and the shape is natural looking.
  • The affordable price of these nails.
  • They last a few weeks if you look after them

What I disliked about these nails:

  • Because they are quite thin, you have to be careful not to accidentally bend them.
  • Some of the nails are a little bit big for me as I only have small hands/nails so these don’t get used.

Overall I am so pleased and happy with how these nails turned out and how long they have lasted! I’m glad you get a lot of glue and some spare nails too. I will be stocking up on these nails as they are so affordable and last a long time and they look so natural and gorgeous!

What is your favourite style/colour elegant touch nails?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

Feel free to follow me on
Katekiwii – Twitter
Katekiwii – Instagram
Katekiwii – Bloglovin
Katekiwii – Facebook
KateKiwii – Youtube

A Little Trip To Boots | No7 Haul & Review

Hello fellow beauty bloggers and readers,

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I’m back and I have lots of post lined up!

IMG_1955

So the last month I had a little spending in Boots and bought a lot of No7 products. They had their 3 for 2 offer on so I went a little crazy and treated myself to some of their skin care products.

no7haul1

No7 Beautiful Skin – Blemish Defence Serum

Due to the constant change in weather here in the UK my skin keeps breaking out more than usual, so I decided to pick up this Blemish Defence Serum.

No7 Beautiful Skin Blemish Defence Serum has been created to provide tailored skin nutrition for healthy looking, bright and beautiful skin.
Blemishes are unpredictable so this oil-free formulation helps to unblock pores and clear excess sebum to give smoother, blemish free skin.

I’ve been using this product for around 2 weeks now and from the first use I have really been liking this product. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin nor does it make your skin feel greasy. It leaves your skin feeling so refreshed and I have noticed a huge difference with my blemishes! I have also noticed that it has helped reduce the redness I have around my nose and cheek area. My skin is a lot smoother and looks more healthy and bright.

This product is £16 and you can find it here.

No7 Beautiful Skin – Pore Minimising Serum

I love using my No7 pore vacuum mask but as I only use it once or twice a month I thought I would try this pore serum out.

‘A clever skin perfector that instantly disguises the appearance of enlarged pores. This lightweight, non-greasy serum tightens pores and removes excess oils. It effectively transforms skin’s texture to reveal smoother, more radiant and shine free skin. Day by day it works to visibly reduce pore size in 2 weeks.
The advanced Poreless complex helps to visibly reduce pore size and regulate sebum production to reveal beautiful clear and healthy looking skin.’

I use this twice a day and apply it to my nose and forehead, in the evening and at night. I haven’t noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my pores but I will keep on using it everyday as there’s been a little change in my pores. I also think it’s a good alternative to using pore strips as you can use this serum every day while pore strips you can only use them once a week.

This product is £16 and you can find it here.

no7haul2

No7 Beautiful Skin – Deep pore Purifier

‘Beautifully poreless. A targeted clanser to deeply clean and purify pores around the nose, forehead and chin. The innovative scrub tip gently exfoliates and unblocks pores by dissolving and lifting pore clogging dirt that can cause blackheads. It works to instantly tighten pores, remove excess oils and leave skin feeling incredibly clean. The advanced Poreless complex helps to visibly reduce pore size and regulate sebum production to reveal beautiful clear and healthy looking skin.’

I was looking forward to trying out this product but I’m not too fond of the plastic applicator. Its hard on my skin and it feels uncomfortable to rub the product in with the applicator. The product leathers up well and I have started to put the applicator on my fingers and rub it into my skin that way. The gel product has ingredients in it that help to fight spots and is perfect for if you suffer from breakouts. I’m going to keep on using this product as I had high expectations for it.

This product is £12 and you can find it here.

No7 Total Renewal – Micro -Dermabrasion Face Exfoliator 

Instantly Younger. Discover instantly fresher, clearer, younger looking skin, with this micro-dermabrasion exfoliator. A tried and tested dermatological technique, it’s been developed by our skincare experts for you to use at home.

Aluminium-oxide micro-crystals smooth, refine and renew sweeping away dull cells for incredible radiance from the first time you use it. Within 4 treatments stimulates skin cell renewal to work against fine lines, skin tone evens leaving skin softer, silky to touch and more refined. Helps to work against the appearance of dark areas, sun damaged or blemish prone skin too. Not to be used on sore sun-burnt skin.’

I bought this as it helps to even out skin tone and also it helps blemish prone skin. I love doing face masks and i bought this to try it out.

How to use;

Dot onto clean damp skin. Gently massage upwards for 1 minute, following the instructions on the leaflet carefully . Rinse and follow with an SPF15 moisturiser. Only use twice a week

It took me a few tries to get the instructions right as I wanted to make sure I was applying the product right and massaging it into my face in the right way. After the first use my skin was a lot smoother and looked brighter and more hydrated. What I love about this product is it’s like having a facial at home but for a fraction of the price, and you get lots of use out of it.

This product is £11.00 and you can find it here.

What are your favourite No7 skincare products?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

Feel free to follow me on
Katekiwii – Twitter
Katekiwii – Instagram
Katekiwii – bloglovin

Clinique 3 Step Anti Blemish – Review | Guest Post

3 step

Hello!

Today’s blog is a little different as it’s KateKiwi’s sister, Ella! 🙂

I have always loved reading blogs and when my sister started her own I was so proud of her (and jealous as I’ve always wanted to start one), so when she offered for me to write one here I was so excited!

I have always wanted to tell people about my favourite skin care products as I absolutely love them and now I finally get to! So I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’ve loved writing it.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System

3 step 1

I got this as I was suffering from horrible blemishes. I had started my new job (which is very full on) and I broke out everyday. They were everywhere and nothing I had got rid of them. I have never had bad skin, I often got blemishes (but who doesn’t) but these were awful and nothing I had ever experienced. So I went straight to Boots. By chance I ended up at the Clinique counter complaining about my skin to the consultant and she introduced this to me. I was reluctant as I had never used Clinique before and it was a lot more expensive to what I normally buy. But I was so fed up with my blemishes that I was willing to try it. And Oh my god it was the best decision EVER! My skin has never been clearer and it has really helped to prevent blemishes as well as get rid of them! I use this day and night and it is just amazing!

3 step

I only use two pumps of the foam Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam on damp skin and rub it in, wash it off and pat dry. Then I gently tip the Clarifying Lotion upside down and tip it onto a cotton pad and then just smooth it on my face and neck. Finally I use a small amount of the moisturiser Clearing Moisturiser and apply it again to my face and neck. It literally takes minutes and you will feel it working straight away and your skin will feel so clean and fresh!

If you suffer from constant blemishes like I did then I would definitely recommend that you try Clinique’s 3 step! There are different types to suit your skin’s need so make sure you speak to one of the consultants before you buy. It is a little pricey but it is defiantly worth it! I haven’t looked back and I always go Clinique for skin care now as it worked so well for me.

I hope this has helped some of you. I apologise about how wordy this is but I’ve been bursting to tell people for so long! I have also purchased a wide range of Clinique’s products now due to my love of it, so if any of you are interested in them and want to know what they are like before purchasing I am happy to post a blog about them (as long as KateKiwi lets me haha).

Thank you for reading!

Ella x

You can find this product here and its £25.

If you liked this post from my sister please comment and like if you would like her to do more reviews on Clinique products!

Feel free to follow me on
Katekiwii – Twitter
Katekiwii – Instagram
Katekiwii – bloglovin

Liz Earle – Review

liz earle

Hello fellow beauty bloggers and readers,
I recently got bought my first Liz Earle products for my 20th birthday, I’ve heard a lot about Liz Earle products, especially the ‘Hot Cloth Cleanser’ and when i got bought it for my birthday i was super excited to try it out and let me tell you i wasn’t disappointed!

Continue reading

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation – Review

no711

I’ve tried many foundations and i could never find one that lasted the whole day, didn’t look greasy or too powdery on my skin and actually matched my skin tone.

I’ve finally found a foundation that tick’s all my boxes when it comes to the right foundation!

no7112

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation 

Boot’s website tells you a little about this product

Radiance boosting for tired, stressed skin. Create radiant, luminous skin with this revitalising foundation from No7. Glides on to skin for coverage that brightens the complexion, reducing the appearance of imperfections and signs of fatigue.

The silky moisturising formula has light reflecting particles that boost your skin’s appearance, making it look luminous and naturally flawless. Energising Ginger helps stimulate tired looking skin whilst our enriching vitamin complex helps boost skins vitality.

Soft violet pearls give dull, stressed out skin a healthy looking glow for perfectly natural finish.

Review

This foundation is a miracle in a bottle! I first came across this when my sister’s friend used it and she said it looked like she was not  wearing any foundation and her skin looked amazing, my sister got matched up to the shade ‘Calico’ and when the women at the counter applied it to her face i couldn’t even tell she had anything on! It blends into the skin perfectly and does not look cakey (nobody want’s their foundation to look cakey.) When i saw it on my sister i knew i had to own this foundation for myself!

The packaging for this product looks amazing and even though it’s simple its eye-catching and does not look cheap. I only need one pump to cover my face and its a medium coverage so you can build it up. I apply this to my skin with the Real Techniques – Stippling Brush and it’s easy to apply and sinks into your face and leaves you with even and nice looking skin. It stays on your skin all day and gives you the right coverage without looking caked in foundation.

What i love about this foundation is it’s a radiance boost for tired or stressed skin, everyone has those days where they look like rubbish and this is the perfect pick me up. It gives you the brightness and even skin tone but without looking like you’ve put a layer of foundation on.

The price is £12.50 but it has a variety of shades and you can go to the No7 counter and they will match up with the little machine they have for free and help you pick out the right shade.

I can’t hype this product up enough as it tick’s all the boxes to the perfect foundation, this will defiantly be my new daily foundation and as you i only need one pump to do my entire face it will last for a while before i need to go repurchase it. If your unsure about this product check it out on the boot’s website as it has everything you need to know on there and also people’s reviews.

What is your favourite daily foundation?

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

Feel free to follow me on
Katekiwii – Twitter
Katekiwii – Instagram
Katekiwii – bloglovin