Weekly Recap 22 – 28 May 2017

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 22 May – Eyeshadows!

On Monday I reviewed a few eyeshadows – Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy, Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky, and Essence Metal Glam 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Tuesday 23 May – Eva & Davis Fragrance Mists

Tuesday’s post was about 3 Eva & Davis Fragrance Mists – Berries & Love, Green Inspiration, and Vanilla Seduction. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Wednesday 24 May – Garnier Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser

On Wednesday I reviewed Garnier’s Moisture + Perfect Daily Protective Moisturiser with SPF 20. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Thursday 25 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 26 May – NSPA Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here if you’d like to read the post.
And Friday’s post was about NSPA’s Grapefruit Shower & Bath Gel. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. I hope you’ve had a great week so far and you enjoy the rest of the day. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Advertisements

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy, Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery, Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky

Hi there! Today’s episode of Reducing My Oldies Stash is about a few single eyeshadows and eyeshadow compacts that I’ve had for quite some time. The 2 compacts are Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy and Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky.

The 2 single eyeshadows are Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery. Now let me tell you if these products are any good. And let’s start with the Astor compact!

Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy

Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy is a duo eyeshadow compact that comes with a small applicator. The eyeshadows are a bit chalky and they’re not very well pigmented. And the colours turned out much cooler in real life. In the compact the colours look like a pale beige-rose and a brownish purple, but in real life they’re more like lilac and lavender.

I’m OK with lilac and lavender eyeshadows, but I’m not OK with them being chalky and rather poorly pigmented. I will continue to use these eyeshadows, but I don’t know if I can commit to finishing this Astor eyeshadow compact.

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery are limited edition eyeshadows. I’m not sure if you would still be able to get your hands on them, but I’m sure that, at some point, Essence will ‘recycle’ these two shades – well, that’s if they haven’t already. 🙂

Frosted Apple is a rosey shade, and Chocolate Jewellery is a medium brown. Both eyeshadows have a metallic finish. I think these eyeshadows are really nice. The shades aren’t too out there – they’re actually fairly neutral, and the velvety texture makes these eyeshadows easy to blend. I enjoy using these eyeshadows, so, of course, I will continue to use them! 🙂

Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky

Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky is a small eyeshadow compact that comes with a tiny applicator. This compact is really small – it’s about 2cm x 2cm. Anyhoo… this compact contains four eyeshadows – a barely-there pale beige, a golden yellow, a medium grey and an almost black / charcoal shade.

The almost black / charcoal eyeshadow is the only well pigmented one. The other 3 eyeshadows aren’t great. They’re lacklustre. They lack… life! I can make these 4 eyeshadows work for me, but I don’t really enjoy using them. I will continue to use them, and I will try to finish them. Well, this compact is really small, so I think finishing it isn’t impossible. 🙂

Have you tried any of these eyeshadows or eyeshadow compacts? If so, feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde