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Lip products are probably my favourite group of makeup products. They are easy to put on and they make your face look complete. This is a lipstick I got a while ago in the KIKO shop in Westfield Stratford. I haven't used it for ages and then I discovered it again in my makeup collection yesterday and it's such a beautiful lipstick.
First off, the packaging is gorgeous and looks like it is a really high end brand. It is encased in a kind of holographic/ light gold case with KIKO on the front then on the top there is a little dimple which you press and then the lipstick case pops out at the bottom. It's a really unique packaging design and I really like it!
Obviously the main thing I love about this lipstick is the shade, it is 602, Natural Rose and is the perfect ' My Lips but better' colour. I just love this colour, it is a nude but it's not nude enough to make you look like you have concealer lips or that you're dead!! It's got just the right amount of pink in and it's a gorgeous shade. The texture is beautiful too, it's so smooth yet it stays on for so long which is odd for a moisturising type lipstick, they normally slide right off your face!!
And for all of this, these lipsticks are only £6.90!! These are the most bargainous lipsticks ever!! They look like the height of luxury on your dressing table and they feel luxurious on your lips too!! Available here at the KIKO website, or at Westfield Stratford City. Or if you're lucky enough to live in Italy / Europe where they stock KIKO then your local drugstore!!
This review is also on makeupbykatyg.blogspot.com
Today I am reviewing the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer. I found out about this from SwalkerMakeup on youtube who absolutely adores this concealer. She was raving about it so much so I decided to try it out because Collection 2000 is cheap as chips !
It is packaged in a standard concealer tube, with a shiny black screw off lid. You can see the product through the tube so if there are no testers in the shade you like in the shop you can sort of match the shade in the tube to your skin. It has a doe foot applicator wand like a lipgloss which you can easily get out to apply with. I don't really know much to say about the packaging, it's just standard concealer packaging.
I love this concealer for covering my dark circles under my eye. It is a really thick and high coverage concealer but it is really blendable and once on my skin looks totally flawless !! I do find it stays on for a long, long time and when I get home from a long day my undereyes still look bright and awake !
I use the colour Light and I think it's a pretty good match for my ksin but there is one lighter shade and I think two darker shades.
I apply it firstly using the wand in a stripe underneath my eye and then I blend it out using my concealer brush and it just spreads so evenly and nicely underneath my eye, I love it !!
-Would I recommend ?-
Absolutely, definitely, most sincerely YES !! I love this concealer so, so, so much !! Words cannot describe my love for this concealer so if you need a new concealer go out and get this one !!
So today I am reviewing the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush. I have the shade Soft Pink and got this last summer when I wanted a cream blush that would give me beautiful, natural looking, dewy cheeks. It retails for £6.99 and you can get it in boots, superdrug and maybe some other supermarkets.
4 shades of the blush are available
- 14 - Soft Pink
- 9 - Soft Murano
- 3 - Soft Copper
- 7 - Soft Candy
It is packaged in a round pot with a clear lid that easily comes off. You can see the shade in the shop and there is also the shade listed on the base sticker. It should be used within twelve months of opening and the pot can be recycled.
- My Opinions -
I really like this blush, the texture is very smooth and creamy but it's not melty creamy. It's really, really smooth and easily comes onto your finger but it doesn't melt off on your face. It's really hard to describe ! It blends out really nicely too into such a beautiful, natural finish. I really love the shade, it is a gorgeous, light pink and at first it looks really bright and scary but trust me, it blends out beautifully but it is really pigmented so don't get too much !!
You can apply this in several ways, I apply it using my fingers, but you can use a stippling brush or a sponge etc. Overally, I really love this blush. For summer, it is my all time favourite blusher and I will be wearing it every day till it runs out ! I love the fresh, dewy appearance it gives my skin and makes me look so happy !! I give this 5 stars !!
Today I am reviewing the Collection 2000 Shimmering Mosaic Glow bronzing powder.
I bought this last summer when I was in need of a new bronzer and collection 2000 had a Buy one get one free offer so as I was buying a Collection 2000 concealer I thought I might as well try a bronzer from them. Collection 2000 is a brand that generally does do quite good products for a very cheap price.
This bronzer only set me back £2.99 so it's not breaking the bank. It comes in a plastic compact with a bronze, shimmery base and a clear lid. On top of the lid it says 'Collection 2000, Mosaic Glow' and then around that there is a gold swirly pattern that, to me looks kind of like the sun which I think is really cool. The lid is really easy to remove and just pulls off really easily. I really like the picture on top but the rest of the packaging is pretty boring.
But the product itself is far from boring. Basically it is three different shades in pentagons in a pattern which you swirl together to make a blended shade. This is a very different bronzer to my other bronzers because most of my other ones are just pure shades. The idea is that it gives you an even finish and a bronzed glow that doesn't look orangey and fake.
And I have to say that I LOVE this !! Although there is a tonne of shimmer in there and if just shoved on your face, then you can look like a glitter ball but if used sheerly and correctly then it can make your face look just beautiful ! It just gives you such a nice natural finish that I love so much !! At first I was worried that it would make me look orangey because I didn't know what it would turn out like swirled together but it isn't ! It turns into a really nice natural brown shimmer and I just love it !! I would really recommend this product and can't really think of anything bad to say !
Today I am reviewing the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Chocolate Bronzer.
It is £6.99 which I think is a really good price for this product. It comes in a brown cardboard compact and on the front it has the bourjois logo, the name of the product and then a really cute picture of two little chocolate blocks with 'bourjois' on them. Then when you flip it open it is magnetised which makes it more secure and less likely to break / shatter. On the inside cover it says, 'Give in to your craving and enhance your beauty ! The glints of sunshine in powder delice de poudre give an immediate boost to your complexion and your morale ! Its delicious perfume and ultra soft texture will make you melt with pleasure.'
It has a really nice scent, I don't think it smells really like chocolate but it does have a really nice, sweet scent to it which is always nice.
So basically the bronzer itself comes looking like four little blocks of chocolate, two with bourjois paris inprinted into them. My colour is 51 and sometimes that is a little too orangey in the winter but it's alright in summer. There is 'glints of sunshine' in the form of a gold shimmer running through the powder which I really like. I really like the texture of this powder as it is really soft and smooth but it isn't at all cakey.
Overall, I think this is a good product, it does everything it claims and it is really quite cheap. It gives me a really nice natural effect which is exactly what I need in a bronzer. It makes me look like I've been to florida for 2 weeks !! You can get this at boots, superdrug, larger Tesco Stores, Debenhams.com, Lloyds pharmacy and Waitrose.
Today I am reviewing the Rimmel London, Stay Matte pressed powder. I use the shade 002 in Pink Blossom. I use it after I have put on my foundation to set it and keep my oily skin as matte as possible. I got this because it is very cheap so I thought I might as well try it out. I also take this to work and touch up my makeup every few hours.
The packaging is very simple, there is a clear lid with silver writing and then a flesh toned compact. This is what the website says about stay matte
'Mattifying Pressed Powder for up to 5hrs of wear
No chance to shine with Stay Matte Powder. Goes on smooth to even out skintone. Offers a natural, matte finish. You won't go out without it!'
I find that if I use this in the morning then I only have to touch up my makeup at lunchtime as it keep the oil at bay. I really like the texture as it is really light and gives a nice finish. If you like powders to come with the sponge/puff or anything then just to let you know this does not have one inside. I have heard that it works best for people with combination skin because they have less oil in the skin it can keep it matte for longer. I have extremely oily skin so it does work for a few hours but it's not a whole day solution for oilinesss.
I would recommend this product as it does work ( but time lengths vary on how oily your skin is ) as it is very cheap, I think it's only £3.99 in boots so it is extremely affordable. I don't think it keep your makeup on like Revlon Colourstay but then again it does not claim to do that ( and by keeping oil away, your makeup does not slide off your face.)
Today I am reviewing the Maybelline Dream Creamy foundation also known as the Dream Smooth Mousse. Just to be clear, I live in the UK and it is Dream Creamy but In USA they call it Dream Smooth Mousse but I really don't see the point of that, if you're going to name a product, please just name it the same ! I just don't see the point.
Anyway, it is a cream foundation, and as it is a drugstore brand the colour selection is terrible. I have the colour '04 Light Porcelain' but I do also know that depending on where you live the colour names are also different which is extremely annoying. I don't understand why drugstores do not have wider colour ranges because if there are more lighter / darker colours that suit more skintones then a wider range of people are going to buy the products, anyway rant over.
Its a really nice texture though, it is a cream it isn't a hard cream, it is very soft and when you blend it on your skin it feels liquid. You get a sponge with it in the compact which is OK. It doesn't hide or enhance any pores so there is really no difference there. It has a really nice dewy finish and is a great base for powder and blusher. It is pretty good for most skintypes but if there was one it isn't as good for then I would say it is oily skin. I wear it most in spring/summer as a light, dewy foundation.
Overall, the colour range sucks but the application is flawless, a good tip is to build it up as you can get an amazing coverage if you are slow. I do recommend this as it is a good foundation with only one real flaw. It is drugstore so I think for its price it is a good foundation, it isn't my favourite but it is one of them.
I got this from a friend who had bought the wrong shade when I said I was looking for a new foundation. She gave it to me a couple of weeks ago and I have been trying it out since then, here are my opinions
The foundation retails from MAC stores/counters for £19.50 which I think for a high end foundation isn't too bad really. It is packaged in a glass bottle which at first looks really nice and attractive on your dressing table but the only problem with this is that it doesn't have a pump and sometimes you can just pour out way too much for what you need and then you end up either trying to scrape it back into the bottle or just wasting it or caking it all on your face which is never a good look !! It does have a screw on matte black top with a kind of softer plastic feel to it and you can buy a pump for £3-4 I think. I would prefer it to have a pump in all the bottle but then again if it had a pump the price would go up and then you'd have alot of pumps so MAC have thought it through slightly.
There is plenty of shades to choose from although I do think they are lacking more on the lighter shades than the darker ones as even my NW15 is a little too yellow for my skin but I will use it up in summer and try an NC15 in winter. But if you have darker skin then there is no problem. I would always go and get matched by a MAC makeup artist which is what I shall do when I go to get a new one so I know I have the right shade.
The actual foundation I find is a very good coverage, it is easily blendable into my skin to give me a natural, dewy finish which is a look I really like. This is a matte finish foundation which is great for my oily skin but it doesn't leave my skin looking flaky or dry. It looks moisturised but not oily and shiny.
I did not find that this product caused any break outs on my skin although apparently that is an issue for more sensitive, acne prone skin as I do not often get major acne breakouts.
I would recommend this foundation as it leaves my skin with exactly the look I want and I can blend it out to a range of finishes. The only annoying thing is the lightness and the pump which are only small things which can still be solved so I am going to give this foundation five stars and I for one will most definitely be repurchasing into the forseeable future.
Today I am reviewing beneFits new boxed powder - Hervana
I love the box design of this, it's very spiritual and heaven-y which I guess makes sense since its called Hervana. I got this in america and I'm not quite sure whether it is out in the UK yet, I'm pretty sure it is though so you can get it at any place that sells BeneFit cosmetics so, Boots, Debenhams and other department stores for the price of £23.50 which goes for all their boxed powders too.
Now I have a bit of an issue with benefit cosmetics as you will know if you have read any of my other benefit reviews. They have some AMAZING products, e.g tints, perfumes, creaseless cream eyeshadows etc. But they also have some products that are to be honest, totally and utterly useless.
Hervana is similar to beneFits boxed powder called sugarbomb because it has a mixture of colours in, to create one blended together colour for your face. Like all beneFit powders it does come with a brush. Now these brushes are OK normally, but I do not tend to use them as I don't like how they actually apply the product onto my face. But what is different about the hervana brush is that it is actually a lot softer than the other brushes that have come with previous powders. If you're travelling, it's handy because it fits neatly in the box and doesn't take up any extra room.
This powder is also one with the new style of box, I really don't like this style of packaging, I just hate it ! I wish they would go back to the original style of packaging, it was so much better !!
First thing is they have included a mirror !! Woo hoo !! I've never seen myself in a mirror before !! I'm joking. Yeah, it's fine they have included a mirror but to be honest, I don't need one that is this useless. It's tiny for a start and when you swirl the brush in the powder all flies up and lands on the mirror which is more than annoying. Also, wherever I am I generally have a mirror, I'm either at home in my bedroom, in the car, or out somewhere where I can go to the toilet and they will have a mirror in there.
Also, when you are closing it, the sides sometimes end up in the inside of the box and gouge really horribly into the powder, pretty much ruining it. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it so much !!
According to beneFit - 'Achieve hervana! Swirl these blissful shades together & sweep on your cheekbones for an enlightened flush.' Interesting description ?!
Whats also new is that beneFit have actually named the individual colours in the powder which is very surprising to me personally. Firstly is lucky shell which is a very sort of beige/white colour rather than a shell, the next one is divine peach which essentially is a very warm peach with some brown tones in it. Thirdly there is heavenly rose which is a muted rose shade and the last one is berry delight which looks more purple than berry toned. They all have shimmer and the shell colour looks to have larger pieces of shimmer but on my face it's pretty much the same. The pigmentation of these is very sheer and the overall effect is a very soft, slightly warm tinted pink. I really like the colour but I don't think it is uniue enough in an extremely saturated market. It's slightly different because it is not a straight up, solid colour but the actual effect reached, I can probably find a similar colour in the drugstore.
It's great for spring because the colours are light and soft and slightly shimmery. Another great thing is the smell, they smell like iced tea !! Overall this is a really nice glow giving powder but it's not something that when I run out, I am going to have to go and get a new one straight away. But I do really like it though.
Today I am reviewing the bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation. I discovered this when I got given a sample while walking through Debenhams, I read the leaflet that came with it and thought that the claims it made must be false, when I got home I tried it and since then it has been a staple product in my makeup bag.
-- Background on the Company --
The company is focused on the customers and how they feel. It's the belief that products can actually be good, makeup can be fun, business can be personal and companies can behave more like communities.
They wanted to create a makeup that was both makeup and skincare and that was good for you ! bareEscentuals was born and fron there it has grown from a small, unknown company is the USA to a worldwide scale brand.
-- The Foundation --
On the website it says that -
'Our MATTE SPF 15 Foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish that won't clump or cake. It minimizes the appearance of pores and increases cell turnover for younger-looking skin. The creamy minerals diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles without drying out your skin. Its silky, soft texture looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and buffs on beautifully. Made with only the purest, highest quality ingredients.'
There are 20 shades of this foundation so there has got to be a shade that suits you. My shade is fairly light and that is prefect for my skintone, if you can't find one that is quite right you can always get two different shades and mix them together to get your perfect shade. It is a really odd but amazing texture as it is very creamy and blendable but yet it is a powder ! It is a very light foundation but it stills gives the best coverage imaginable, it covers all my blemishes and freckles etc leaving my face so flawless looking, the best part is that it is not as cakey as my liquid foundation and it lets my skin breathe nicely.
I find it is really easy to apply, I just tap some into the lid of the pot and then swirl it around with my bareMinerals flawless face brush, then I buff it onto my face. You can repeat this process a few times until you ge the coverage that is right for you.
Until you get into a routine of doing this, it can take a few tries to get the technique of how to get it 'the way you want it' but when you do and you know how you like it then it is really quick to do. I love this mineral makeup because it helps my skin as well, it never clogs my pores and my makeup never looks cakey which is a big thing that annoys me if it does.
This costs quite a bit at £25 a pot but when you have tried it you will see how little you actually need to use. A pot that size can last me 3-4 months which if you think about it. A L'Oreal one might cost a tenner and last a month, then one costs £25 but lasts 3 months, obviously it is a better deal.
I really like this foundation and really recommend it, one last thing is that if you are ordering online, then please note that the colour swatches on the website are darker than they are in real life!
Today I am going to review the lee stafford dry shampoo.
If you go into boots I am sure you will have seen this dry shampoo as the bottle is bright pink and so tempting to buy !! I love all the other lee stafford products to death (especially their heat protectant !) but this one just did not cut it for me.
The packaging is fine, in fact it's great. It's bright pink so it's super girly and feminine and looks so pretty on your dresser. It comes in your average spray can with a push down nozzle and a cap all again, in the bright pink colour. The problem comes with the actual product.
So I spray it onto my hair and first thing was that for it to even work a bit I had to spray on so much product, it honestly felt like I would get about 10 uses out of the bottle because I had to use that much. It's a pretty big bottle too, it's 150ml so it's not like a tennsy tiny can.
After it has settles on your hair it looks so white, it looks like you have a really bad dandruff issue. I tried to massage it in and then brush it out but it had kind of stuck to the oils and grease in my hair so instead of absorbing the oils it had just stuck to them and made my hair greasy and white ! I couldn't brush it out, I couldn't wash it out with a little water from the tap, literally, to get it out I had to wash my hair with nearly a handful of shampoo!
Under no circumstances buy this dry shampoo unless you want your hair to be white and greasy !! It doesn't work and is not worth the 7 pounds you pay for it !
Today I am reviewing the fresh face mask from LUSH called Catastrophe Cosmetic. This is the second face mask I have tried from LUSH (the first being Cupcake) and it literally has done miracles for my skin.
-- Why I got this Mask --
I have had some terrible issues with my skin, I have been to dermatoligists who have prescribed me stuff but my skin has still not been quite brilliant. It was good at first but then gradually my skin started to get whiteheads and blackheads all over my face and I realised I must have had an allergic reaction to the product, and the worst thing was it couldn't be covered by makeup. So I was looking for something to help my skin so I got this fresh face mask from LUSH.
-- What they Say --
Fresh blueberries are full of vitamins and minerals and are anitoxidant. Rose absolute and chamomile essential oil will reduce redness and irritation. Calamine and talc will deep clean and soothe the skin at the same time.
Combined together they provide your skin with a good deep cleanse without causing puffiness - leaving the face cool, clear and calm.
-- My Experience --
So I put this on my skin and the texture is very soft, very creamy and feels really nice, even when it has set on your skin. It smells very nice, like blueberries but not too strong, it's quite subtle but it is still there. It feels really nice when you rinse it off as your face has been set in the same position for 15 minutes !! Joking aside it is easy to rinse off and it is nice and creamy so it does feel nice too. Be careful that it does not block your drain though !
my skin is left feeling really moisturised and calmed down. It is not irritated by the facemask at all which I like. The scent is also left lingering on the skin too.
But what is really amazing is, if you put it on at night and then wash it off with warm water, yes your skin feels lovely then but if you go to sleep then you will wake up in the morning and not believe the reflection in the mirror. Seemingly overnight, any imperfections will grow smaller and smaller until they disappear !! My skin felt smooth and healthy !! I was so impressed and happy ! I really recommend this mask.
Because this mask has such a short shelf life then if you want and have some horrible imperfections then you could use it daily on the area you need to, to get rid of them.
This is a magical mask that worked wonders on my skin and I really recommend it for you !!
Today I am reviewing the new limited edition Lynx Attract body spray. I got thisin superdrug on offer for £2.49 as I was interested to try the Lynx range after buying it for the men in my life for quite a while. But when buying I was slightly worried that this might not live up to my expectations as it could be a bit of a gimmicky product. So I got it and have been testing it out for the past few weeks.
It is packaged in the standard lynx can with the black can lid that twists up and down to reveal the spray nozzle. The design of this can is pink and white, with the pink in a sort of graffiti style font and then there is a logo in the same style. I like the design of this, it shows that it is feminine but it isn't all girly and flowery so its too obvious. It dispenses easily although sometimes I find that the push button is slightly loose and occasionally gets stuck but that's nothing majorly important.
They say: "A vibrant colourful mixture of succulent fruit creates an enticing fusion while floral notes leave a feminine accord. Bottom notes of wood, musk and vanilla give the fragrance a sheer creaminess".
The scent is very light, summery and floral. It isn't completely uniue as there are many other body sprays that smell similar but it does have some very nice notes in. I like to spray it on after exercising if I need to do something else before I have a shower. I use it with my normal antiperspirant as it is a body spray so does not keep my underarms fresh thorughout the day but it does give a nice smell to my nivea pearl and beauty deodorant. Maybe lynx could produce an antiperspirant?
Overall I think this product from lynx is a great debut into a womens line and I would love to see more products, the price isn't that bad either but there are obviously a lot cheaper.
There is no doubt about the fact that I love to read, I read anywhere I am if I have a little spare time, on the train, on the beach, at the traffic lights, wherever!! I also love to return to my books and read them again, and again, and again. I did have a kindle 3 until I left it on the plane on a recent trip to LA. So my lovely boyfriend decided that for my birthday, he would get me the Kindle 4!! So today I am reviewing that!
So the main changes, this kindle is less than 6 ounces and is 30% lighter than the kindle 3 but it keeps the same 6" display screen. It loses the QWERTY keyboard and changes it for an onscreen one which we will discuss later; it also has faster page turns.
--Packaging, Inside the Box --
So it was shipped to me in the same shipping as the kindle 3, a frustration free, and eco friendly cardboard box. No knives were needed to open it and there was no irritating duct tape all over the box. To open I just pulled a cardboard tab and the box opened right up, simple as!
Also in the box is the cable, it is a micro USB cable as usual, but they didn't include a wall adaptor as they have with previous versions so to charge it you have to connect it to a USB port such as your computer.
When you take the actual Kindle out of the box the device is wrapped neatly in protective plastic which I like as then it won't get scratched during shipping or anything. It peels off easily enough and doesn't leave a sticky residue or anything.
-- Using the Kindle --
This kindle is not touch based so it has physical controls. It has the navigation pad, the home button, menu button, on screen keyboard button and back button. If you get the onscreen keyboard up, it is controlled by the navigation pad so you have to use the keypad to select a letter or number. The keyboard is actually an a-z keyboard not a QWERTY so I think if they had used a QWERTY keyboard it would be easier for people to use but it is still not difficult to use it's just not what most people are used to.
On the side is a page turning button, the forward one is slightly larger and I find this a nice way to turn the page and it does turn quickly!
The kindle screen is matte, so there are fewer glares, there is a tiny bit but a lot better than other versions and personally I don't really notice it and I have used it on the beach etc.
On the back there is a silver, matte panel that looks like it should be able to be opened like on a phone but it cannot be opened, you cannot add additional storage or batteries to the device.
It is easy to set up and use, the Wi-Fi sets up really simply and easily which I like. On the home screen you can transfer all of your books from previous devices which are something I really like as you don't have to buy them again which would really annoy me. Also if you download the books it also remembers where you last left it in the book, so you don't have to try and remember if you read that bit or didn't read it which is good.
When reading the book after every 10 or so pages it flashes for a split second, I don't know why it does that but it is probably something to do with refreshing the content or something. You can turn the pages one at a time, you cannot hold down the button and it will scroll through the pages but I do like the page turning.
-- Features ---
You can change all the font sizes to a size which is right for you, as you do this is previews in the background so you don't have to keep going on and off the menu. You can also change the font from I think 3 or 4 different fonts, they are nothing exotic just standard, readable fonts but I like this feature.
Line spacing and words per line are two other features you can change.
There is also a little cool feature which, when you are reading, if there is a word that you don't understand you can put the cursor on it using the navigation pad and a definition will come up at the bottom of the screen.
You can make notes, highlight and search for things through your book. This is useful if you are reading a textbook then you can highlight for example key facts or areas to revise.
You can get onto the kindle store via the kindle which is good as you can download a book straightaway and automatically it will be on your device, the kindle store has many varieties of books and there is something for everyone.
Overall I am really impressed by this Kindle, it is a great price and I think the best and cheapest e-reader on the market. If you are looking for an e-reader, I recommend this one. Thanks for reading this review.
Today I am reviewing the HP Envy 100 All in one printer.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Hp Envy 100 is a sleek, stylish all in one and it's very visually attractive. It offers the standard features of printing, scanning, copying and wireless networking but thats not the coolest thing about it.
From the front you can see a large touch screen, the resolution is good but the sensitivity of the actual touch screen isn't unfortunately. I would have expected a lot better considering it is the main feature of the product and the way to navigate through the options.
You also need to make sure you update the firmware immediately, this is a slight pain but it will make your printer work alot better.
There are lots of applications to choose from on the interface and mostly they are targeted at parents as there are things such as colouring in sheets etc. Although I have never seen apps before on a printer so that is a new idea from HP.
The printing quality is decent but as it is a high end printer you would have thought that it would use different colour cartridges for better accuracy but it only uses one cartridge. It's not that fast to print things but it's not painfully slow either.
Scanning quality is amazing, it is really sharp and I think is one of the best scanners available on the current market.
I really like the aesthetics of this product and you can see alot of thought has gone into not only quality of printer but the way it looks on a desk.
I award this printer four stars as I believe it needs more cartridges for better colour accuracy and better touch screen for easier use.