I’ve been wanting to try some products from the H &M beauty line for a while now, and decided to take the plunge when out shopping with my mom 🙂 Now before we get to the details on this powder foundation there is something you should know..The immaculate compact foundation is described as a cream to powder velvet finish..not true at all! It is a normal powder compact..so don’t be fooled by their cream to powder claims!
I love the packaging of this powder foundation! It is simple, sleek and lightweight. The packaging does not look cheap although it is made from plastic. I picked up the shade Golden Beige which seems to be a good match for anyone in the NC25-NC30 range. I believe there are 6 shades available in total which is not too bad.
The foundation comes with a nice mirror and a compartment which houses a sponge. Surprisingly, the sponge is quite good! especially compared to the sponges we get with most drugstore powders. The powder is really silky and soft and the quality of the powder is great for the price tag. However, the coverage is minimum to barely there. Hence this is more suited to those who are going for the minimal look and have great skin in general. This does leave a nice velvety finish and is not drying on my skin (I have dry skin).
As you can see from the ingredient list, this does contain Talc, so if you have issues with Talc, this powder is best avoided.
Overall, I do enjoy this powder since I find this to be perfect for no make up makeup days and I do not not get cake face when using this powder.
Have you tried anything from H&M Beauty? Whats your favorite?
Today I am going to share my thoughts on yet another product I got to try when I was visiting my parents. I have not seen or heard of the brand Grace Cole, and so this is the first product I have tried from their brand. So, a body scrub usually last a long time for me..simply because I forget to use it 😀 Recently I have started trying to use body scrubs a bit more frequently and decided to try the Grace Cole Passion Fruit and Guava Body Scrub.
Straight out of the tube this does smell like a good blend of passion fruit and guava but, unfortunately the smell does not last once you apply this onto your skin. The body scrub is a very watery gel with tiny scrub particles suspended in it. I am a big fan of body scrubs that work as a shower gel in addition to being just a scrub. Unfortunately, this one was a failure for me simply because it does not lather up. On the plus side, it is not drying on the skin due to its non lathering nature. When using this scrub I am forced to use my shower gel in addition to this. Bath time becomes a complicated 2 step process 😛 I also found the scrub a bit too gentle. It would have been great if there were more scrub particles in the gel.
Overall, I am not a big fan of this and probably won’t purchase this again. I am open to trying other products from the brand though. What are your favorite items from the brand Grace Cole?
As I mentioned a couple of weeks back I got a chance to try out new beauty brands during my visit home. I found the Baylis and Harding Luxury Hand lotion in my mom’s cabinet. I have not heard of the brand before but a little online research and from the bottle, I understand that the brand is British.
I like the packaging and you do get a whooping 500ml of hand lotion. The lotion smells like real roses, no chemical or synthetic smells. However, the smell does not last. The smell hits you just after dispensing the lotion onto your hand, but once you rub it in, the smell is pretty much gone. I like scented body and hand lotions not just for the moisturization but also for the scent so I was a bit bummed that this did not make my hands smell of roses for a while after application.
The second issue I had with this lotion is the thin milk like consistency of the lotion. You have to be careful when you pump, since you can dispense too much and have it dripping from your hands. Initially, I could not wrap my head around the fact that a luxury hand lotion can be so thin in consistency but I do have to give it credit for doing a good job moisturizing my hands.
The lotion is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy after feel, which is great since it is meant for your hands….no one wants greasy hands 🙂
Overall, I think it is a decent lotion. I just wish the scent lasted a bit more!