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Beauty: Nip & Fab Launches New Makeup Line!

Posted on June 8, 2017

Hi Guys!

A few weeks ago now I received a surprise package from the team behind Nip & Fab – and I was so excited to find it contained a selection of products from their brand new makeup line.

Nip & Fab have been making high quality, reasonably priced skincare products for many years now, so I think makeup is a great addition to their range, as well as being a natural progression for the brand. Let’s take a look at the products…

Ok so Nip & Fab have launched quite a large range of makeup products initially, which is great news. Starting with the Foundation (£12.95) – there are 10 shades available, which look to span a decent range of colours, and they’ve also included a pure white Foundation Light Mixer to lighten any foundation you may already have, and a dark brown Foundation Dark Mixer, to deepen your foundation should you want to.

I have the foundation in shade 25, which as you can see definitely isn’t the right shade for me, but it appears to give a nice natural / dewy finish with medium coverage.

I tried mixing it with some of the foundation lightener to get a better shade, and though the lightener worked well to change the colour, it still didn’t really work as the right colour for me. I already have a foundation that is slightly too dark for me (but otherwise the right tone) so I’m going to try the Light Mixer with that and see if I can get a spot on match.

Next on to the Colour Correctors (£8.95). These come in a selection of four shades, to help correct any colour issues you may have –

  • Banana – This yellow toned corrector is great for concealing dark under eye circles and can be used to subtly highlight and brighten the high points of the face.
  • Lavender – This purple toned corrector eliminates any unwanted yellow undertones to the skin and works well under foundation to create a perfectly even-toned complexion.
  • Terracotta – The warm orange tone neutralises blue undertones and is ideal for concealing under eye circles and dark spots.
  • Peppermint – This green toned corrector neutralises redness on the skin and is ideal for covering blemishes and reducing irregular skin pigmentation.

For the lips, Nip & Fab have included Liquid Lipsticks (£7.95) and a small selection of Lip Liners (£5.95) in their launch. I have the full collection of Liquid Lipsticks which I thought would be worth swatching and sharing, as the colours look quite similar when placed together. The shades are all light to medium nudes including beige, pink and brown tones –

From left to right –

  • Cinnamon – a mid toffee brown nude.
  • Toffee – a mid caramel nude.
  • Biscuit – a warm brown caramel nude.
  • Marshmallow – a mid peach toned nude.
  • Pink Lemonade – a light pink toned nude.
  • Candy – a light beige pink nude.
  • Tart – a light cool toned nude.
  • Cool Nude – a light cool toned beige.

(Since trying these, Nip & Fab have also added three new slightly darker nude shades of Liquid Lipsticks to their site – Brownie, Spice and Brandy)

And here are the swatches – somehow I managed to misplace Cinnamon between photographing it and swatching, and I still haven’t found it. It’s literally just disappeared! So the above swatches start on the left with Toffee.

I have to say my favourite shades are Biscuit, Marshmallow and Pink Lemonade – these are all slightly pink or peach toned, and aren’t too light, which I think make them easier to wear. I’ve worn a couple of these and they dry down in decent time and last for hours before you need to re-apply.

Nip & Fab have also included a nice selection of palettes in their initial launch. There are eyeshadow palettes and contour palettes, and a single highlighter palette and blush palette. I have the Contour Palette in Dark and the Highlighter Palette.

The Highlighter Palette (£15.00) contains six large sized pans –

  • Selfie – a light cream coloured shimmer.
  • Champagne – a warm champagne shimmer.
  • Golden – a slightly yellow toned shimmer.
  • Sunbeam – a light golden bronze.
  • Rose Gold – a warm rose gold.
  • Sunkissed – a deep warm bronze.

The three lighter shades work best for me just because I’m super pale. I also love the darker shades used as eyeshadows.

And lastly I have the Contour Palette in Dark (£15.00). Again this contains six decent sized pans, this time they are all matte shades –

  • Tan – a light caramel brown.
  • Chestnut – a mid reddish brown.
  • Cocoa – a deep warm brown.
  • Sugar – a light peach.
  • Soft Honey – a light warm brown, slightly lighter than Tan.
  • Sunset – a bright terracotta orange.

These shades are all quite warm toned, and far too dark for my fair skin tone personally – but again I’ve used these a few times as eyeshadows and they work really well!

Nip & Fab’s range of makeup is available now at Nip+Fab.com

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Beauty: NEW Nip & Fab Concentrated Skincare Shots

Posted on January 25, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s been while since I’ve had Nip & Fab on the blog – for those not familiar, Nip & Fab is basically Rodial’s little sister, offering effective and affordable skincare solutions aimed at a slightly younger market.

They’ve just launched a brand new range of four skincare ‘shots’ – which are basically concentrated serums and oils, designed for specific skincare concerns. To use them you just add a ‘shot’ to your favourite moisturiser or serum before applying to the skin – easy.

Firstly we have the Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot – perfect for those looking for a boost of luminosity, the Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot contains glycol acid to retexture and resurface the skin, fruit acids to stimulate skin cell renewal, and amino acid derivatives to reduce the appearance of pigmentation. These exfoliating acids work to reveal a natural looking luminescent glow whilst aloe vera and allantoin care for the skin.

The Kale Fix Protecting Shot – is a lovely lightweight, hydrating serum that’s definitely one to try if you suffer with dry and dull looking skin. The Kale Fix Protecting Shot contains a selection of vitamins (including B5, C and E), as well as kale extract and pronalen bio, to reinforce the skin, protect against environmental pollutants, and provide deep nourishment and boosted defence.

The Viper Venom Fix Blurring Shot – is perfect for those looking to hide visible pores and smooth out fine lines. It contains 5x concentrated Syn-Ake to smooth and soften the skin, soft focus powders to give a matt finish with an instant blurring effect, and a tightening complex gives and immediate lifting effect, resulting in flawless, silky-smooth skin.

And lastly the Bee Sting Fix Repairing Shot – this is a lightweight, nourishing oil that promises to repair and boost damaged and dry skin. It contains bee venom to help plump and firm the appearance of the skin, royal jelly to condition and repair, and hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate.

I’ve been trying to decide which would be best for my skin, and I’ve gone with the Kale Fix Protecting Shot (yep, dry and dull skin over here) – I’ve only just started using this but it really seems to be doing the job so far, leaving my skin feeling hydrated and nourished, and giving my complexion a ‘boost’. If you’re looking to amp up your skincare this January without breaking the bank, you should definitely check these out.

The full range of Nip & Fab Shots are available now from £19.99 each at ASOS.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

New Releases from Rodial and Nip + Fab: Instaglam Compacts, Dragon’s Blood, & Bee Sting Pads!

Posted on July 11, 2016

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Hi Guys!

The beauty buffs among you will know that Rodial and Nip + Fab are sister companies, with Rodial being the high end (and more expensive) older sister, and Nip + Fab being the fun loving younger sibling with mass-market appeal. Both brands are fantastic in their own right, and I wanted to show you some of their latest releases today…

Rodial have recently added two new items to their makeup range – the Instaglam Contouring Powder in Dark and the Instaglam Banana Powder…

Starting with the Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder in Dark (£52.00) – I’m a massive fan of the original Instaglam Contouring Powder – you can see me wearing it here. It’s the perfect cool taupe contour shade for my fair complexion. Rodial are now offering the same fantastic product in a darker shade with reddish undertones, perfect for those with deeper complexions.

And they have also just launched their Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder (£52.00) – this multi-use powder is perfect to use as a matte highlighter, along with the Contouring Powder to enhance the shape of the face. The formula is wonderful for minimizing fine lines and imperfections for a shine-free complexion and a natural, flawless finish. The Banana Powder is also fantastic as a matte setting powder to help reduce oiliness, or perfect to use for ‘baking’ the face.

In skincare, I have their new SUPER ACIDS X-Treme Hangover Mask (£45.00 at ASOS) – this is a triple action clay mask designed to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and leave you with a radiant looking complexion. It contains Pronalen Fruit Acid to gently exfoliate and eliminate dead skin cells, Laracare helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and Biotilys Probiotic Technology to help mattify shine, improve hydration and boost radiance. This is the perfect ‘recovery’ clay face mask to revitalise tired looking skin and draw out impurities.

Now on to Nip + Fab, their Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads (£12.95 at ASOS)  really are amazing. Perfect for refreshing and cleansing, these pads contain Bee Venom which acts as a natural botox to increase blood circulation and plump the skin, whilst filling fine lines and wrinkles. Witch Hazel and Propolis repairs broken skin, tightens pores and deep cleanses the complexion of daily dirt, helping to boost skin clarity and the effectiveness of products to follow, and Allantoin provides a natural protectant for the skin and encourages cell generation.

The Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme (£14.95 at ASOS) contain Nip + Fab’s highest level of glycolic acid (5%) as well as salicylic acid, to exfoliate the skin, refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin through the improvement of the skin’s natural exfoliation process. It also includes Lactic Acid to remove dead cells and toxins from the skin, and Hyaluronic Acid for improved hydration.

And lastly the Dragon’s Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot (£24.95 at ASOS) – perfect for dry skin, this product is designed to intensely and deeply hydrate, leaving a soft, plump complexion. Dragons Blood is in fact a sap found in the Croton Lechleri tree in the Amazon, it works to protect and heal the skin from outside aggressions, preventing environmental damage and motivating skin cell regeneration, as well as inhibiting inflammation and reducing redness. The formula also contains Hyaluronic Acid to instantly plump the appearance of the complexion. I love that the Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Fix Shot can be used directly onto the skin, or mixed with other products for a double ‘shot’ of hydration and plumping action!

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I’d love to hear if you have any favourite products from either Rodial or Nip + Fab?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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