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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Little Reviews

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works

Sometimes I get sent beauty products to review that come in really tiny samples. Small enough that I use them up super quickly so I don’t have time to photograph them or judge the effects they have on my skin/hair etc. Which sucks really, because I want to put out review posts that are actually helpful, instead of ones saying ‘I got sent this product but used this up so quickly that I don’t have much to say about it’. Because that’s just a waste of a post really, and wasting everybody’s time! 

So I came up with an idea to tackle this. I decided to combine lots of ‘little reviews’ together in one big old post. That means I get to do a little whistle stop review on each of them without the post being about 3 lines long! The products featured in this post are a mixture of individual products I’ve been given to review, and products from beauty boxes I’ve been given to review. So thank you to lookfantastic, The Perfume Shop and Bliss for the products! Enjoy!

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


This is a really lovely (coveted) shower-gel. I’m just so addicted to the smell, which is a musty manly scent…something I didn’t expect! This lathers really well and leaves the skin feeling a little tingly. It also lasts for ages even though it’s a 50ml bottle. I took this on holiday with me back in September and me and my boyfriend couldn’t get enough of it! This is definitely going to be a repurchase. 

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


This primer was very interesting to use. This smash-hit product feels slightly powdery when applied, probably one of the magic ingredients that helps hide your pores. This was a fab base under my foundation- my makeup didn't budge throughout the day, and the most amount of shine that I got was a light dewy look (which is never a bad thing in my books). I have a feeling I'll be investing in the full size version when this runs out...

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


I'm not going to lie, this took me a little while to figure out how to use it! This oil-blotting stick minimises shine for up to 6 hours, and can be used over your primer to target oily patches, or on the go over makeup. When I did the latter, it didn't smudge the makeup already on my face, which was one of my worries while using this. 

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


This moisturiser smells like carrot cake! It fights 10 signs of ageing, and is super smooth when applied, even though it feels quite thick at first. Unfortunately with this sample I wasn't able to tell much about long-term benefits, but I did feel that my skin tone was a lot more even, probably thanks to the yellow tinted cream. It also claims to promote collagen production, diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


I received these next three products in lookfantastic's Birthday beauty box and was so excited to try this! This delivers *deep breath*: anti-frizz, moisture, gloss & shine, prevents split ends, strengthens, protects from heat, nourishes and restructures, prevents anti-ageing and holds style *quickly catches breath*. This comes out as a thick spray that you can apply to wet or dry hair- I used this after washing as a serum, but I think this a product that you'll see the signs of after long-term use. The one thing I did notice immediately is how it tackled tangles; they banished them after a few brushes with a wide toothed comb!

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


This is one of the products in this post that I'm really buzzing about! At first, I thought this would be almost be a light glitter shadow that you could put on your lid for just a hint of sparkle…boy was I wrong! This stuff is so pigmented! Don't be fooled by it, this product works really hard for you! As well as using this as a wintery white wash over your eyelid, you can blend this out to a highlighter or illuminator to use pretty much anywhere on your face! I found this only creased very slightly after about 7 hours, which really impressed me! This is definitely a keeper, and I'll definitely be thinking of adding more bellapierre products to my collection! 

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


Now I've heard of CC cream for your face, but not CC cream for your hair…yup, this is a thing apparently! The beauty industry never fails to surprise me ;) This works pretty much in the same manor as face CC cream, and is quite similar to the Beauty Works spray above in the fact that it benefits your hair in 10 ways. This added a lovely shine to my hair that lasted all day and made it silky smooth. 

Georgie Minter-Brown, actress, blogger, beauty, reviews, beauty reviews, samples, Korres, bliss skincare, blearier cosmetics, benefit, the porefessional, paco rabanne olympea, perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty works


I’ve only ever tried one Paco Rabanne scent before, and that was the Lady Million fragrance. And I’ve always wished I owned it, as it was such a beautiful scent. So when Olympéa came into my life, I was very happy! This is the feminine counterpart to Invictus, and is seriously addictive. Inspired by athletic spirit, competition and victory, this scent is based on the ideology of a modern day Cleopatra. This has some of my favourite smells in it, including soft salted vanilla, fresh water jasmine and sultry sandalwood. 

Gx



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