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      23.08.2014 22:25
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      Advantages

      • "Long Lasting"
      • Glittery

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Lovely Sparkles that last forever

      Price and Availability

      Collection 2000 products are widely available form most Boots, Superdrug and most Supermarkets as well as online. The Gel Liners are normally prices at £2.99 and come in tonnes of colours (pinks, purples, blues, green, black, silver among others). You can also get them on eBay but surprisingly they are no cheaper which is unusual. All the shades have strange names that don't seem to have any relationship to the colour, mine is called Hustle 4 and it is a silvery glitter with flecks of blue and green.
      Packaging

      The Packaging is simple and quite bold. It is a clear tube showing the colour of the liner it has 'Collection 2000' written on the top and 'Glam crystals Dazzling Gel Liner' written down the side in big bubbly writing with stars' on the other side it states that it is:
      Easy to apply
      Precision Liner
      Fast Drying
      Long Lasting
      The lid is black plastic and slightly fluted.

      In Use
      For £2.99 you probably wouldn't expect much I'm sure but this does pretty much live up to it's claims, not 100% percent but pretty close and much better than a lot of more expensive brands, and they offer a great sparkle they are really glittery.

      Easy to Apply
      It is very easy to apply, it goes on smoothly which was surprising as it is glittery, but it doesn't feel at all scratchy as a lot of glittery products do. You use a tiny brush to put it on and the bristles are quite firm which makes it easier.
      Precision
      Now this is the only point I will disagree with. Now I am not great at precision when it comes to make up anyway but I don't think the design of this helps achieve precision. The brush is small but the end isn't the cleanest of lines and the glitter tends to clump on the bristles so I don't think many people would be able to create too much detail with it. I think the pen style are better for this.

      Fast Drying
      This one is definitely true it dries in no time at all which is great as you don't need to worry about it smudges.
      Long Lasting
      Long lasting is probably an understatement, once this is on it's on so you better make sure you like it. I would suggest a trial run before applying it for a night out because if you put it on blind and don't like it your stuck with it. It looks exactly the same at the end of the night as it did at the start and if you are silly enough to go to bed with it still on it will still be on in the morning. It will come off with soap and water or make up remover but it takes some scrubbing.

      Again I have had to cut my review short to fit the word count.

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      22.08.2014 21:22
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      Advantages

      • Cheap
      • Lasting
      • Colour

      Disadvantages

      • "No Frills"

      Cheap and cheerful Avon lippie

      Price& Availability

      Color Trend Kiss and Go Lipstick is available direct from an AVON rep or from the website. The RRP is £3.75 but it is currently on offer for £2.50 in the latest brochure (campaign 15 2014). It can also be purchased on eBay from £1.99 depending on the colour.

      The colour range changes often but the currently consist of:
      * Deluxe (Plum)
      * Lucky Kiss (Mauve)
      * Doll Pink
      * Violet Friday
      * Flirt (Peach)
      * Poppy Love
      * Passion (Red)
      * Pink Holiday
      * Amethyst

      Packaging

      All colour trend products have changed their packaging from the black and pink shown in the picture to a plain white packaging. This is a standard lipstick tube, it has a clear pannel in the middle so you can see what colour the lipstick is which is useful. In purple writing on the side it says 'AVON Color Trend' and there is a purple sticker on the bottom with the colour on it - mine is Duluxe. The mechanism on these lipsticks work well and I have never had any problems with the 5 or so I have owned. The lid also clicks on firmly so there is no worry of it falling off.

      In Use

      This is actually the lipstick I wear most often which might seem strange as it s a really dark plum colour but I will explain why.

      Versatility
      Although this is a dark plum colour it can be layered and if you press lightly when applying you get a much lighter purple shade which I think is really pretty and great for everyday wear. Then if you are going on a night out or something that you what a bolder look you can layer it or just press harder to get all manner of shades of purple.

      Lasting
      This is one of the longest lasting lipsticks I own, I don't buy super expensive make up so obviously there are much better quality lipsticks available but in this price bracket this is the best in my opinion. If I only put it on lightly it will last all day at that shade, if I put it on thick it will start to fade a little after an hour or so but will only fade down to a light purple so you never end up with naked lips.

      Matte Finish
      This has a nice matte finish which adds to its versatility because you can leave it matte or add gloss if you want. I normally leave it matte as it gives a better colour. I have found that some matte lipsticks can dry your lips but I don't find that with Avon Kiss n Go, I wouldn't say they are particularly nourishing either but they are somewhere in the middle and that is acceptable to me.

      Had to delete the rest of the review to fit the word count


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      • Barry M Lip Gloss Wand / Make Up / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        22.08.2014 00:02
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        Advantages

        • smell
        • gitter
        • colour

        Disadvantages

        • "rubs off"

        just doesn't stay on

        Packaging and Availability

        I have never really used Barry M products as I always thought it was an expensive brand. I am still not sure how expensive it is as a whole as I haven't looked into it and this is the only Barry M product I own (and I bought it in Blue Banana not from a stand). It costs £4.49 as standard and can be picked up on eBay for as little as £1.98 for some colours but the Cherry Glitter which I have is £2.90.
        Packaging

        The Packaging is pretty simple a clear tube with a black plastic lid. In black writing on the side it says Barry M Lip Gloss.
        The address and 2.5ml is on the other side. There is no other writing on the tube at all, it doesn't even say what colour the lip gloss is which I think is really silly I had to look up online to see what colour mine was, not very good if you want to go and look for it again.
        In Use

        This is really east to use and goes on well, it is a nice Cherry red colour and has a gorgeous fruity Cherry smell, it might even be the best smelling lip gloss I have tried. What I like most about this lip gloss is how glittery it is, most glittery lip glosses look great in the tube then you put them on and you can hardly see the glitter, whereas this is really obviously glittery and gives a really good party look (definitely not one for the office).
        The major downside of this is that it doesn't stay on for any time at all, i ahve read other reviews that say that it is long lasting but I can't see how they are getting it to stay. I have tried it on it's own, on top of lipstick and it rubs off straight away. If I have a drink it is gone and if don't I can maybe make it last an hour or so. I guess if it's a night out and you don't mind re-applying it then it's not a big deal, at least you will look great in the start of the night photos.

        Overall
        Great colour, great smell and really strong glittery look but a bit on the pricey side for a basic gloss and not long lasting at all so all I can give it is 3 stars.

        This review may also be on my ciao account.

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        17.08.2014 00:49
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        Advantages

        • price
        • colours
        • "Reasonably long lasting"

        Disadvantages

        • packaging

        Cheap and Cheerful x

        Price and Availability

        Collection 2000 is a widely available make up brand that can be found at Boots, Superdrug, Lloyds, ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco, Gordons and Wilkinson, as well as from many online retailer. These lipsticks are part of their core line and are sod at £2.99. They come in a wide range of colours, most widely available include:
        * Queen of hearts
        * Pink Shock
        * Sugar Plum
        * Bubblegum
        * Sweet heart
        * Valentine
        * Vintage Rose
        * Mango Tango
        * Birthday suit
        They can be found on eBay from £1.75 depending on the shade you wan, the shade I have is Valentine which starts at £1.99.

        Packaging

        The packaging is nice and simple it is a glossy black tube with a slanted curved lid. There is a bright purple metallic rectangle on the seam and a swirly pattern in the same colour on the top. There is no writing on the tube at all just a sticker on the base that says ' Lasting Colour' 'Collection BA14OXB England' 12 Valentine. The sticker is meant to be the same colour as the lipstick but mine is quite a lot darker than the actual colour.
        The one down side I will add about the packaging is that the plastic does seem a bit thin and flimsy and I do worry that it will crack although it has not so far.

        In Use

        The lipstick has a lovely fruity scent which is nice as I do quite like scented make up. I think it adds to the fun of getting dressed up. I guess this might not be the same for someone who wears a lot of make up every day.
        The lipstick feels really thick and nourishing when you apply it, it even feels creamy. The colour comes out really strong and bright. The shade I have is ‘Valentine’ it is a shocking bright red colour and is quite daring. I don’t wear it very often, only if I am getting really dressed up for something. It’s a bit 50s Glam. This can be worn with just one coat as it is very bright and it is easy to apply so nice and quick basically. It says that it lasts all day but that is a bit far-fetched. It will quick easily last half the day though and think that is pretty good for a £3 lippy.

        Overall

        Overall I think these lipsticks are really good, they come in a good range of vibrant colours, and they are reasonably priced and last a long enough time considering their price point. I think if you fancy grabbing a few cheap and cheerful lippies you can’t go far wrong with these.

        This review is also on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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          15.08.2014 22:22
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          Advantages

          • Nourishing
          • "Bright Colours"
          • Price

          Disadvantages

          • Garish
          • "Doesn't Last"

          Not so long lasting

          Price and Availability

          As Rimmel is such a big make up brand, their products are widely available in most Boots and Superdrug stores as well as most supermarkets and many online retailers. The RRP of this product is £4.99 and is currently available on eBay for as little as £1.25 with free P&P depending on what colours you would like, there are so many colours to chose from it would be stupid to list them all, so I will just list the ones that are more commonly available in high street shops.
          Pink Blush
          Drop of Sherry
          Heather Summer
          Asia
          Sugar Plum
          Alarm
          Nude Pink
          Birthday Suit
          Amathyst Shimmer
          Coffee Shimmer
          Coral in Gold
          Nude Pink
          That might seem like a long list but the actual list of colours is about 50 long so that a very condensed version.

          Packaging
          The tube is a standard looking lipstick tube in a metallic purply black colour, it has no writing on it whatsoever. It has a slanted top to the lid with the Rimmel logo engraved into it. There is a sticker on the bottom in the colour of the lipstick that says 'lasting finish lipstick 086 sugar plum'

          In Use
          The colour I have is Sugar Plum which is a light purply pink colour with a slight metallic tint / shimmer. It goes on lovely and feels really nourishing and moisturising when wearing it, but it does go on very thickly and although the colour looks quite subtle in the tube when applied, even lightly it becomes a very bright pinky purple that is a little garish for my liking. I don't normally put much effort into applying my lipstick I just whack it on and out the door, but with this I do need to blot it and apply lip gloss on top to stop it looking so barbie doll-esque.

          This is meant to be long lasting as the name implies but it really isn't, now I don't know if it is because I blot it. I have never tried going out without blotting it due to its brightness but I have worn it out with and without gloss and every time it lasts about an hour or until I eat or drink something and it's faded massively. Now I normally wouldn't mind but as it goes on so brightly I wouldn't want to keep re-applying it over and over and having to look like a doll for half hour every-time.
          Overall

          This is a well priced, nice feeling nourishing lipstick that comes in a huge range of colours, the colour goes on really bright and strong but doesn't last anywhere near as long as it should and for that reason I can only give it 3 stars. I might try some other colours in the range but won't be buying this one again.

          This review is also on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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        • Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara / Make Up / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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          14.08.2014 12:52
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          Advantages

          • lengthens
          • price
          • "super black look"
          • "Great definition"

          Disadvantages

          • "runs easily"

          My favourite Mascara

          This review is on scandaleyes extreme black

          Price and Availability:

          Rimmel is one of the biggest make-up companies around and their products including this one are widely available from Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets for around £6.99.
          The extreme black is available on eBay from £4.89 with free P&P

          Packaging:

          This comes in a sort of bullet shaped tube with a V shape carved out of the lid, the lid has the Rimmel logo engraved into the top of it.
          The extreme black has a black tube with orange metallic text stating ‘Volume Flash’ ‘Scandaleyes’ ‘Mascara extreme black’ and it has a bright orange lid.

          In use:

          This is my favourite mascara without a doubt, in second place is Scandaleys black which I have reviewed separately.
          The wand is huge and looks quite strange when you first pull it out, it is straight but a triangle shape. It is much bigger than your average mascara wand and seems to have a lot more bristles that are tightly packed together. It does look a bit intimidating, and originally made me think I was going to poke my eye out with it, but it is surprisingly easy to use, especially as it has the smaller end so you can get the tiny lashes in the corners.
          This goes on easily and dries quickly so it is easy to put a few coats on but what I really love about this mascara is that you don’t have to. This gives such an intense black and full lash look, that one coat works really well. I don’t think I can say the same for any other mascara I have tired, and I have tried loads of mascaras in the past as I have really small eyes and short lashes.
          I will say the look you achieve with this is not subtle but hey who wants subtle, it lengthens and thickens the lashes, and separates them well which is surprising given the bushiness of the wand.
          This is not waterproof so obviously you need to be careful if you are out in the rain etc, it will run right off your face, but I think it is a risk worth taking for such a good look. It is also very easy to remove when you want to with make-up remover or simply soap and water.

          Overall
          This gives the best look of any mascara I have tired, it is really well priced, gives definition, volume and length. It’s only downside is that it isn’t the longest lasting mascara on the market but I will still have to give it 5 stars as it is the only mascara I have found that really does what it says it will, and at the end of the day that’s the important thing.

          This is also on my Ciao account under shellyjaneo

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          13.08.2014 13:56
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          Advantages

          • None

          Disadvantages

          • expensive
          • clumpy
          • "hard to apply"
          • smudges

          Clumpy thick yucky mascara

          Price and availability
          This mascara is available from most supermarkets as well as Boots and Superdrug for anywhere between £8-10. It is also available on eBay for as little as £2.99 for the Brown and £5 for the Black with free P&P.
          Packaging
          These have come in two types of packaging, they were originally carded and hung up, and then they changed to not carded and displayed stood up in little slots. The one I have wasn’t carded. It is a Diamond/kite shaped tube with a pointed lid (a few to many sharp edges for my liking). It has silver text on two of the sides stating ‘Lash Architect’ ‘False Lash effect Mascara’ and L’oreal Paris’. On the lid there is a sticker with the barcode, the colour (Midnight black) and 8ml. This can be peeled back to read the ingredients. The lid on mine after being unscrew the first time never screwed back on properly, which is really annoying as the corners don’t line up and it looks open about mm meaning it will probably dry up quicker. It is meant to have some special patented brush but to be honest the brush just looks like any other brush, it isn’t dead straight but it just looks a bit wonky.

          In Use
          The Mascara is non waterproof which in my experience is better at creating big dark looking lashes than waterproof mascara is. The sacrifice you make is having to be careful you don’t smudge it, but it is worth it for the right look. This gives you all the problems of a non-waterproof mascara with none of the benefits. It comes out clumpy and thick but doesn’t give a long lash look. It takes about 4 coats to look impressive with each coat needing to be left to dry in-between, and after all that hassle of getting it to look good, it starts to smudge after about an hour. It claims to make your lashes long and curled but in fact makes them short and clumpy looking unless you put loads of effort in, really disappointing.
          Overall
          Overall this is a major failure on L’oreals part which is not what you would expect from such a huge make up brand, and strangely enough it is the second bad review I have given a L’oreal product this week. I promise I will try and write something more positive about the next L’oreal product I review. But all in all I just can’t recommend this.
          1*

          This review is also on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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          • L'Oréal Contour Kohl / Make Up / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            12.08.2014 20:52
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            Advantages

            • colour
            • "Long lasting"

            Disadvantages

            • "Irritates eyes"
            • "Hard to put on"

            Not good enough for Loreal

            Price and Availability
            Although this doesn’t seem to still be available directly from Loreal (I am assuming it has been discontinued) you can still get it from independent make up sites, Amazon and eBay for between £1.55 and £3 depending on the shade.

            Packaging
            This is a standard looking and sized eyeliner pencil, the tube itself is green to match the colour of the eyeliner and the lid is silver, the writing on the pencil is also silver. The only thing I will mention about the packaging is that the plastic lid is really flimsy and I have managed to break two of them. They will still stay on but have a big crack down the side.

            In use
            This isn’t the best quality eyeliner by any stretch of the imagination and I am not really surprised that it has been discontinued. Considering most Loreal liners retail at around £5 I really would expect a lot more.
            I found it very dry and difficult to put on even after moistening it or getting past the start of the pencil. It is very scratchy and drags along the water line causing quite a bit of irritation.
            Once it is on, it is a lovely rich green colour and looks really pretty, it gives a clear line and doesn’t smudge. The longevity is also impressive and it will easily last a whole night out as remain crisp, but all that is only possible 50% of the time because the irritation often causes my eyes to water and ruin my make-up. I should add that I don’t normally get any problem with irritation from make-up and can normally use anything including really cheap brands.

            Overall
            Overall I was pretty disappointed by this product, although it is a nice colour and lasts a long time, it is just too difficult to put on and causes far too much irritation, I would not recommend this product as there are plenty of better quality alternatives and some at half the RRP of Loreal.

            This review will also be on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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            11.08.2014 22:58
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            Advantages

            • price
            • "blends well"
            • "Long lasting"

            Disadvantages

            A great Value Concealer

            Price and Availability

            This product is made exclusively for and by AVON cosmetics. You can either buy it from the catalog via your local AVON rep or via the website. It costs £3 from AVON an is currently part of a buy one chose one for 99p promotion across the color trend range. you can also get it on eBay for £1.99 with free P&P.
            Packaging

            The packaging is very simple it is a white lipstick style tube with a clear section in the middle so you can see the colour or the concealer. When you open it the stick of concealer is encased in clear plastic and is operated by a standard twist motion which works smoothly and I have never had any issues with it. The lid clicks on firmly and takes a little force to remove , it is nice and secure so you don't have to worry about it falling off.
            Their is hardly any text on the tube it just has *AVON* *COLORTREND* *concealer.correcteur* in orange. There is a sticker on the bottom then telling you the colour, mine is light I think it only comes in light or medium.
            In use

            I use this produce under my eyes to cover dark circles and down the sides of my nose as I get little red blemished there. I also use it if I have any spots. I find it covers my dark circles really well which makes such a difference. It also does a good enough job of causing any other blemishes. The concealer sides on quickly and easily without looking to thick even though it is nice and creamy, and it is really easy to blend it in. I do leave it quite thick under my eyes but it can be covered easily with foundation and looks natural.
            It has a really nice make-up smell if that makes sense it reminds me of the make up counters at Boots.
            It is really long lasting and I normally find even after my foundation starts to lag, the areas I have used the concealer on still look good and natural which is a plus.
            Overall

            Overall for the price you really can't go wrong, if you just want to cover up milder blemishes or dark circles this is perfect. It covers well, lasts ages, smells nice and is cheap.
            5* from me.

            This review is also on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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            11.08.2014 16:05
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            Advantages

            • Price

            Disadvantages

            • "Not dark enough"
            • "Smudges to easily"
            • Longevity

            Would have expected more from Rimmel

            Price and Availability

            Rimmel is one of the biggest make up brands and is widely available in department stores and supermarkets. The RRP for their Soft Kohl Eye Pencil is £2.99 and most stores are advertising at this price point at the moment but you can get them on eBay for £2.99 Buy one get one Free with free P&P so basically half price which is awesome.
            Packaging

            This is an eyeliner so you wouldn't expect anything to fancy in regards to packaging, this looks like your standard pencil, it is average length and has a hard black plastic lid. The Pencil itself is black with silver writing.
            In Use

            They eyeliner goes on smoothly with very little drag. The shade is called jet black but it is anything but jet black, it requires at least two or three coats to achieve a dark enough look. I don't like having to go over it as it starts to irritate my eyes if I take to long putting eyeliner on.
            The liner can be smudged easily to create a nice smokey look but I do find that it sometimes smudges when and where you don't want it to giving you panda eyes.
            The longevity is OK it lasts a few hours if you're having reasonably easy going day. If you're running round getting in the slightest bit hot or it is summer then it doesn't last long at all and seems to slide don your eyes which is not good at all.
            Overall

            Overall this eyeliner is OK but that is all I can say for it really it's not so bad that I would chuck it out, I will keep it for when I have ran out or can't find a better one but I won't be buying it again unless I was super skint and got some of eBay for cheap.

            This review is also on my Ciao account under shellyjaneo

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            10.08.2014 23:11
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            Advantages

            • "long lasting"
            • colour
            • Price

            Disadvantages

            • none

            My favourite foundation at the moment x

            Price and Availability
            Rimmel is one of the more popular make up brands and can be found in Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets. This foundation is one of their staple products and is always available. It's RRP is £7 but it is currently on offer in Boots and Supperdrug for £4.99 and can be found on eBay for £4.75 with free P&P.

            Bottle
            The bottle is a clear glass long cylinder with a Blue slanted cylindrical plastic lid which has the Rimmel logo engraved in it. The glass is thick and strong so you don't have to worry about it being bashed about in your handbag. The bottle always looks full due to the thickness of the foundation which is a bit of a pain because you could run out all of a sudden when you weren't expecting it.
            The foundation is expediences via a plastic pump action which works well and dispenses smoothly, no sudden overflows etc.

            In use
            The foundation is thick and silky to the touch and goes on really smoothly, it blends in fantastically and leaves no obvious marks, it s not at all noticeable that you are wearing it when on. It evens out my skin tone lovely and hides most blemishes well. I have very pale skin and find it hard to find shades that match but don't look sickly, but this is a lovely colour (100 Ivory) and it looks natural.
            It contains SPF 18 so it offers some protection from the sun which is a bonus.
            It also has a gorgeous smell I am not sure what it is but it just smells fresh and makes you feel all dressed up like a beauty salon.
            The best thing about this product though is that it lasts ages, easily a whole night out. Strangely it lasts longer than most 'long lasting' foundations, but is still really easy to remove.

            Overall I can not fault this foundaiton, i is a gorgeous colour, lasts ages, smells lovely, covers flaws and is easy to wash off. I would recommend this to anyone x

            This review will also be on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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            08.08.2014 14:34
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            Advantages

            • "Easy application"
            • Price
            • "Bold colours"

            Disadvantages

            • "Length of pencil"

            A must have if you can fit it in your make up bag x

            Price and Availability

            As the name suggests this product is made by AVON and s exclusive to them, although you can pick it up form other online retailers. They are usually around £3 in the catalog, but are often on offers such as 3 for 2, BOGOF etc. They aren't currently available on the AVON website but can be found on eBay for as little as £1.79 with free postage, which I would not have know if I wasn't writing this review so that's a bonus.

            Packaging
            These come in a lot of different designs and they change them all the time, normally to match the season. I bought mine last summer and it is a long pink stick with lilac and darker pink flowers all over it, and a clear pastic lid on each end.
            The writing on it is lilac and states 'AVON' 'KAJALSTICK' 'Made in Czech Republic' and the address for AVON.
            The plastic lids fit really snugly and don't loosen to much so they don't go missing as much as other eyeliners I have had, they are also pretty strong so I haven't had any break on me.

            In Use
            The stick is really long, way to long to fir into my make up bag which is really annoying, but it does mean you are getting almost two full length eyeliners for £3 so you can't really complain. I usually just chuck mine in my handbag instead.
            I bought black and silver, but they come in a few colours including green, brown and purple and normally a few other colours depending on the current trends and the seasons.
            It is really easy to apply and goes on smoothly with very little drag. The black is really strong and only needs one coat, it stays put a good few hours without smudging. The silver is really pretty and can be blended easily. I wear them together for parties etc, I apply the black to my water line and the silver slightly below, I would do the tops but I don't have the skill for that.

            Overall
            I think these are great, I have always grabbed one whenever I came across someone doing AVON but since I found out how cheap they are on eBay I will be stocking up for sure, and probably trying out a few new colours. I think they are a must have for anyone who wears eyeliner.

            5*

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            07.08.2014 18:12
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            Advantages

            • "Good coverage"
            • "Long lasting"

            Disadvantages

            • "Smells like paint"
            • Heavy

            Good coverage but not for every day wear

            Price :

            This can be picked up for around £4-£5 at boots and most supermarkets which is really cheap for a foundation.
            Bottle:
            It comes in a 30ml bottle which is cylindrical frosted glass, so you can see the colour through the bottle well. It has a pump to release the foundation and a black plastic lid.

            Description:
            The bottle claims it will last up to 16 hours. giving you flawless coverage and minimising imperfections, with breakthrough skin-lock technology. It has SPF 20 protection and is oil free.
            The foundation its self is thick and creamy and has a nice consistency when pumped but when you put it on it feels very thick and heavy and does't sink in very well which makes me fee like I am wearing loads of make-up which I don't like doing.
            Saying that it does cover really well and could be used as a concealer under the eyes if you find it to heavy to put all over the face.
            It does last a reasonably long while, I have never tried getting it to last 16 hours but it does last the day, after a while though I feel like it is making my skin greasy, I don't know if that is my skin but I don't get it with all foundations just heavy ones like this one.

            The major down side of this foundation for me is the smell, it basically smells like emulsion paint which isn't very nice when you are rubbing it on your face.
            Overall it is an OK foundation, it covers really well, lasts a long time and is very well priced but it is very thick and seems to make my skin oily after a while even though it is oil free, and it smells like paint. I would recommend this as a great back up bottle for emergencies but I definitely would not wear it everyday.

            This review will also be on my ciaoo page under shellyjano

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          • The Sims 3 Showtime (PC) / PC Game / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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            07.08.2014 17:59
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            Advantages

            • "loads of new content"
            • "3 new careers"

            Disadvantages

            • "boring new lifetime wishes"

            Become a famous Magician - who wouldn't want to

            * Requires the Sims 3 base game to play*

            The Sims 3 showtime is the 6th expansion pack released for the Sims 3 and came out in March 2012 so it was just over 2 years p;d at the time of writing this review.
            The idea of the expansion pack is that your sims can not become famous showmen and women in a few fields :
            DJ (New Skill)
            Singer (New Career)
            Acrobat (New Career)
            Magician (New Career)

            All the new fields can also be hired using the phone, call for services menu so you can throw even better parties. As your sims get better in their chosen fields you can send them to dual with other showmen from their field which offers a nice competitive element to the game, and if you are really competitive you can send your sim to Simfest which is a huge talent show for Singers, Acrobats and Magicians where they can prove they are number 1.
            As your sim gets better in their field they may get approached to perform gigs which can be one off gigs, or steady gigs which will be repeated weekly for example, you need to be level 4 or above in your career to get proposed gigs. All your gigs are viewable in your gig schedule which is located in the career tab, you can also cancel gigs from the gig schedule if you change your mind.

            The only new visible skill is DJ but there are 8 new hidden skills:
            Acrobat (1-10)
            DJ Turn table (1-5)
            Dominoes (1-10)
            Gambling (1-10)
            Golfing (1-10)
            Magician (1-10)
            Pool (1-10)
            Singing (1-10)

            As you can imagine these hidden skills need new objects to be improved and this expansion pack doesn't disappoint when it comes to new objects, it comes with 110 new objects and 55 props to decorate your stage or venue and 44 new build mode objects. Some of the cooler objects included are the DJ booth, Mechanical Bull, Golf Range, and Karaoke machine to name but a few. You also have the option to create your own venues on a community lot for performers to use.
            Create a sim has lots of new bits and bobs too including 39 new hairstyles, 78 new items of clothing, and new make-up and accessories and 10 new tattoos.

            The game comes with 3 new traits:
            Diva
            Natural Born Performer
            Social Butterfly

            3 New Lifetime Wishes :
            Master Acrobat
            Master Magician
            Vocal Legend
            These are all a bit unimaginative and just require you to reach level ten in the corresponding career, I think these could have been made a lot more fun and interesting.

            There are 7 new lifetime happiness rewards :
            Born to Cook (20,000)
            Dusty Old Lamp (30,000)
            Engaging (10,000)
            ExtrordinAIRe-Inator (20,000)
            Fearless Voyager (Simport) (20,000)
            Perfect Host (Simport) (20,000)
            That was deliberate (15,000)

            There are 12 new food recipes to learn and 22 new music genres (Indie and Pop). There is a new type of insect to collect (Firefly's) which come in 8 varieties, 4 common, 2 uncommon, 2 Rare, which you can sell for between 8 and 482 Simoleans. There is 1 new fish called the Sea Bat which is a common catch.
            As with most expansion packs it comes with a new town called Starlight Shores which is a Californian style town, all the usual community lots have had a makeover and there are 4 new types of lot with ready made buildings, the coffee house (x1), Live show venues (x1), Private Venue (x1). and big show venue (x3). All of these can be performed in.

            The game also comes with one new amazing character which is the genie. The genie can be activated in one of 4 ways, the simplest being buying him with reward points. The genie can grant 11 different wishes depending on your relationship status with the genie including free the genie which is where it gets really cool, the genie will become part of your family and can reproduce making genie babies, who can use their genie powers once they are children.
            Overall this expansion has tonnes and tonnes of extra content and game-play and having three whole new careers is really good definitely one of the better expansion pack available.

            This review is also on cao under shellyjaneo

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          • The Sims 3: Movie Stuff (PC) / PC Game / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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            07.08.2014 17:54
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            Advantages

            • cowboys
            • simobile
            • "Great outfits"

            Disadvantages

            • "not enough objects"

            One of the better stuff packs

            *Requires the Sims 3 Base game to play*

            This is going to be quite a short review as there is not really much to this stuff pack (that doesn't make it bad just straight forward).Movie stuff is the 9th Stuff pack released for the Sims three and was released in 2013 so it is almost a year old at the time of writing this review and by all account it will be the last stuff pack released for the Sims 3 as the Sims 4 will soon be taking over.
            The theme is the movies and it is split into three distinct categories :
            Western
            Horror
            Superhero
            Each category comes with both decor and outfits to match the them, the game also comes with three new matching music themes:
            Western - Western
            Horror - Spooky
            Superhero - Epic

            In create a Sim there are
            51 new hairstyles
            41 new items of clothing
            21 new pairs of shoes
            2 new facial hair designs
            Which is a really good amount of content in my opinion and a lot more than some of the previous packs had to offer, and to top it off most of the options are pretty awesome especially the superhero and western themes (I think the spooky/goth theme has been pretty over done in the Sims 3) they allow you to really go all out and get the overall look for your Sims.

            There are only 33 new objects with the stuff pack which is a little bit of a let down, there were plenty of other spooky themed items in other expansions so it would have been nice to see an emphasis on the other two with his pack but it wasn't the case unfortunately. But on the upside this expansion does come with the 20,000 Simolean Simobile which is a vehicle based on the bat-mobile and quite possibly the coolest object ever released by the Sims 3 creators (in my opinion).That's all there is ti say about the pack really as it doesn't have any additional game play content . Overall I give it 4* as the outfits and accessories are fantastic and there are plenty of them, t could do with some more objects but what objects it does have are well designed and match the themes well.
            This expansion pack can be picked up for around £10-£12 on ebay and play.com which is pretty good for what you get.

            This is also on my ciao account under shellyjaneo

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