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Loving and Loathing

I know you guys like such posts. I personally love reading people's Ins and Outs so thought I'll give you a little sneak peak in to what I am currently loving and loathing. 


Alterna Caviar Rapid Repair Spray - I got this along with my Glossy Box and absolutely love it since then. I have no idea what it contains but it effortlessly detangles hair, adds instant shine and makes them super slick! 

Aussie Take the Heat Leave-in Spray - I have gone through several bottles of this and its simply magic. It not only smells delicious but protects hair from sizzling when used with heated tools. I can clearly see how I have less split ends since I've started using this. 

Acorelle Rose Body Lotion - I got this in my mupure package a few months ago and have been loving using it just now. It's perfect for the Autumn and has a pleasant yet not overwhelming rose scent to it, which can actually be mistaken for a fragrance! It hydrates the skin perfectly without leaving any nasty, sticky residue. 

Nip+Fab Sheer Make-Up Fix - This is another great mattifying primer which contains hyaluronic acid known for its hydrating and line-smoothing properties. Unlike other primers, this one is considerably moisturising hence suitable for almost all skin types including very dry and very oily. I like the fact that it is a clear gel and absorbs on to the skin really well. I like wearing it on its own sometimes too - must have! 

NYC Eyeshadow Quad in Manhattan Island - Is the perfect soft blue that lightens the eyes just perfectly. I usually find it difficult to wear blue on the eyes as it's not the most flattering shade for Asian skin tones however this quad has such flattering demin-esque shades. 

MUA Professional Eye Primer - This cheap as chips primer is a gem for £2. I have used UDPP, Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance, Elf Mineral Primer and I have to admit, this baby is no different. It works just as well and in fact does not dry soon hence giving you time to blend your eye shadow unlike its high-end counterparts. 

DKNY Golden Delicious - I have reviewed this fragrance here and am still in love with it. It's so soft and subtle yet sweet and elegant at the same time. It's quickly become my go-to fragrance for Autumn and something I would highly recommend. 


Urban Decay Naked Palette - Now I know it's not psychologically possible to dislike a palette that's so hyped but I am currently so over it, when there are so many fun and colourful shades I can easily experiment with. What's Autumn without a change in the make-up routine eh?

Revlon Colorstay Foundation - I have been obsessed with this foundation since a year and have used it religiously however the thick goopy texture is so off putting to me currently. I have to blame Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation for this radical change as it is my foundation of choice now. 

Thierry Mugler Angel - This is my signature scent but the overpowering vanilla is just not my cup of tea currently and I have been leaning towards something more subtle and refreshing. I am surely I will be coming back to in a few months though as it is gorgeous! 

What have you been loving and loathing recently?

Cynthia Z said...

Aww poor Naked Palette ;p I have it on right now hehe.


The Dollymix Diaries said...

Loved reading this post! I've got to try the Aussie leave in spray,
:) xx

Sheefa F said...

@Cynthia - Aww! I know it has been my favourite too! I have to let it go now lol.

Eloise said...

love this post, Its always intersting to read about products that haven't gone down so well.
Atm I'm loving and loathing the same thing if that is even possible? The Lee Stafford hair growth treatment makes my hair so soft and manageable but the next day I've turned into a massive greaseball


Eve said...


Anonymous said...

i ant to try the Aussie spray!..loved this post.

blog-a-beauté said...

I haven't seen nip and fab anywhere? Is it a drugstore brand! The Aussie spray sounds really good. I've been looking for a heat protection spray so I'm gonna check it out! x

Emily (Massachusetts Mask) said...

Ohh the Aussie Take the Heat Leave-in Spray looks fab, I'm a sucker for heat protectants! Is it new though? I've never seen that product on the shelves before.
I can't believe you're loathing the Revlon Colorstay Foundation! I agree that it is goopy (and a bit stinky...) but covers everything like a charm!

Sheefa F said...

@blog-a-beaute - It's available for around £15 at Boots online.

Meredith Paige said...

I have to agree w/ another person who left a comment. I'm intrigued by the Aussie spray and might have to snag some!


Sheefa F said...

@Massachusetts Mask - I can't believe I'm loathing it too. It has been my saviour on bad skin days but it's just breaking me out now :(

The Aussie Leave in Spray isn't new but the one I have is the limited edition bottle I have hence might look different?

Demonicsmurfette said...

Once i'm out of my Tresemme heat protector I'll pick up the Aussie stuff on your rec.

Currently loving Benefit Creaseless Ceam in Sippin n Dippin.

HATING with a passion- Max Factor Ageless Elixir. Horrible, vile, acne causing, sticky stuff. Not hated a foundation so much so I tried Dream Matte Mousse.

Roshni said...

I'm kind off put off the Naked Palette too - I can't seem to make any decent looks out of it! xx


I don't like my naked palette either!

Sami said...

Nooo I love the Naked palette! It's become a staple in my makeup collection lol

Dragon Mommy said...

The colours in the NYC eyeshadows are my favourite to wear. I had these colours years ago in a natural collection palette and used it up, hadnt found anything similar until i came across this NYC one. I was so thrilled to find it, bargain price too.
Holli x

Anonymous said...

Angel is one of those scents that you either love or loathe and I absolutely hate it. It's a bit too sickly sweet for me!

I still love the Naked Palette though but I do see how you're over it. It's been hyped far too much!




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