Beauty| Mini Reviews #8

I haven’t really done a Mini Reviews post for a while now and as I’ve got a few products lined up that I’ve been trying, I thought it was about time! I realise my blog is a little bit of everything at the moment, specifically beauty and baby and both won’t suit everyone. However, beauty is where I started but I also of course want to incorporate our new addition so hopefully people still read the posts they’re interested in. Anyway, I’ve got a few new beauty products to talk about and share my opinion on in this post.

Mini Reviews

Mini Reviews

Mini Reviews

Ogario Styling Mist*
I’ve been using this mist after towel drying my hair before styling. Just a few spritz’s are needed all over the head to boost volume. This is a great product and my hair is so much shinier once I’ve used it but I’m really not keen on the scent. The lemon zest increases the hair shine, the oats provide hydration and strength and the honey helps prevent the static charging of the hair. The results luckily outweigh the scent of the product! 7/10 

Vichy Ideal Body Serum Milk*
As the cold weather begins, so does the dry skin! I always find Vichy products smell amazing and this body serum is no different. You only need a tiny amount of this as it is quite runny so a little goes a long way. As soon as I apply this milk, I can feel it slowly sinking in and really hydrating my skin. I’ve been using this all over my body including over my big bump! The body balm from the same collection also looks amazing if you have really intense dry skin. 8/10

L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara and False Lash Wings Combo
Don’t quote me on this but I’m sure I saw Lydia tweet about this combo so I decided to pick up both mascaras and give the combo a go. The Volume Millions Lashes mascara is nowhere near as good as my fave mascaras such as Bourjois volumizer or Benefit They’re Real. You don’t get that dramatic lash look that I would with those and on it’s own isn’t up there with the best. Similarly, the sculpt on it’s own isn’t great. I want to say they’re better together and they are, a little. However, I’m not going to lie, I was expecting miracles and for the same price I could have tried a more high end mascara (Charlotte Tilbury’s is on my list) Definitely not worth the price if wearing either alone and at a push maybe a little more worth it together. 5/10

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
My foundation seems to be either drying up at the moment or just generally looking uneven on the skin. I completely forgot I had a sample of this so thought I’d give it a whirl a few weeks ago. I can’t believe the difference this makes to my makeup. It applies so much better and stays on my skin until I’m home from work. I’m hoping this sample never runs out as it is pretty pricey but I don’t think I could go without this now I’ve tried it. 8/10

Have you tried any new products recently?

Ta Ta for now,

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  • I was thinking about trying that mascara combo too, but I may give them a miss, I love the benefit ones too and the too faced mascara xx

    Zoe Mountford x

    • Yeh I’m really not blown over 🙁 x

  • Emily Nellist

    Volume million is my absolute go to, such a good mascara. I’ve never tried the beauty flash balm but heard so many good things.

    Emily / http://www.babiesandbeauty.com

    • Maybe I got the wrong one! x

  • Rachel Bee

    That’s such a shame about the mascaras as I really love the gold volume millions.

    Rachel // http://illustratedteacup.com

    • Maybe I picked up the wrong one! x

  • Kirsty McManus

    Oooh that body milk is now on my Christmas list – I’ve asked for little pamper me stocking fillers because I think I’m going to need them, I’ll need anything hydrating for my skin going over this Winter! I honestly envy how much you’ve kept up with a beauty regime while pregnant – I was lucky if I could be bothered to use a make-up wipe towards the end!
    Kirsty | http://www.lifewithboys.co.uk

    • aww that’ll be a lovely little stocking 🙂 Much needed! Ah, it’s the only thing keeping me sane! x

  • Beauty Flash Balm is one of my forever repurchased products! I absolutely love the sound of that Vichy Body Milk! xx

    How many weeks to go now?! x

    Beautylymin

    • 3 weeks on Saturday tlll due date 🙂 xx

  • Lovely post babe, Mascara wise I only ever wear Benefit They’re real or Mac’s bottom lash mascara! They are the only ones that leave me with a panda free eye!

    Clarins are my fav for skincare! I’m so glad you enjoyed using the balm! 😀 xx

    Lucie | http://www.lucielovesit.com

    • Clarins are also a fave of mine <3 xx

  • I picked up that mascara duo and like you I wasn’t as overwhelmed as I expected to be, I still prefer my Tarte Lights Camera Lashes when I want big voluminous lashes.

    Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a fantastic product, I had a sample that had sat in a draw for ages, when I finally dug it out I wished I hadn’t waited so long.

    Victoria x

    FlorenceandMary.com

    • Mines a sample also, definitely need the full size item. I know I don’t understand the rave reviews unfortunately about the mascaras xx

  • merel

    I wanted to try the mascara for a long time! This post was so helpful.

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

    • Yey thanks! xx

  • daisy walters

    I used to LOVE million lashes when I was younger, so about a year ago I decided to try it again and HATED it! Funny how opinions change!

    Love from Daisy xxx

    • Maybe they’ve changed it then, as I don’t get the rave reviews xx

  • I have been hearing bad things about the mascara- one to avoid I think x
    http://www.flareaforte.com

    • Ah glad its not just me then xx

  • Love your photography in this post, gold, sparkly and so festive!
    I’ve been wanting to try the Beauty Balm, I’ve only heard good things!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Aw thank you! Yep would definitely recommend xx

  • Jenna Richards

    Oooh, love reading mini reviews. The Beauty Balm sounds good, especially as I’m on the market for a new foundation. Definitely sounds like one of those items where you get what you pay for.

    Jenna at http://www.tinyfootsteps.co.uk xx

    • Yep sometimes it’s worth paying that extra xx

  • Amelia

    Ooh i’ve been wanting to try the Clarins beauty flash balm, popping it on my christmas list.

    Amelia | http://www.mumsbeautycave.com

    • Ah yes you’ll love it! x

  • Sabine Schwarz

    The Volume Million looks fantastic 🙂