We are inundated with new beauty releases all the time. Some claim to be ‘wonder’ products and others claim to use new technology and ingredients to wow us over. At Cohorted, we are beauty junkies, having tried and tested beauty products high end and low end. This April, Charlotte is bringing you three beauty products not to be fooled by. Are you sold?
“When I wear ‘regular’ lashes, I find that glue and the technique can be quite difficult if you’re not a regular user. However, this is where I introduce you to magnetic lashes. To me, they are the easiest lashes I have put on in my life.“
Hello magnetic lashes, goodbye sticky lash glue. We love the Ardell magnetic lashes kit but at £17.99 it may be a bit costly, especially if you are prone to losing lashes. We would suggest watching some tutorials before committing to a purchase.
Less harmful than other lash types
Recommended for those who are allergic to certain types of lash glue
Can only be used with the special magnetic liner
Can be tricky to apply in the first few instances
Tip: Don’t forget to trim the lashes to match the length and shape of your eye.
“I spend approx £70 a month getting a shellac manicure and pedicure and of course, the lockdown has forced me to go down the DIY route. It has saved me a few trips to the nail salon. I usually use it in those in-between weeks where my nails have grown out but payday isn’t in sight. The scary part about doing your nails at home is that you may never want to pay for the salon again.“
Lockdown has turned us into DIY beauty therapists and whilst it’s been fun, nothing beats being pampered at the nail salon! Gel nails are great for those who want longevity with their manicures but investing in home equipment does come with some pros and cons.
No drying time
Saved money from salon visits
Can change shades often
They still chip
They don’t look as professional
Gel nail polishes are costly
“The Collagen Infusion Face sheet mask retails at around £4.99 and is your classic mask you’ve probably seen plastered over your Instagram feed on #SelfCareSunday. It’s drenched in all the good stuff like collagen, elastin and vitamin E to help revitalise the skin’s elasticity, tone and firmness. I am a sheet mask addict and even though they’re my go-to, I can’t help but think they’re a scam!”
Nothing beats a sheet mask selfie with a glass of wine in tow. Whilst we love them here at Cohorted, we can’t help think that they might be bad for the environment in the long run. If you are purchasing some soon, we’d suggest looking for ones made from natural fibres like bamboo.
Good for those who don’t like to ‘touch’ product
Bad for the environment
Can be expensive
Need to be used with other mask types for best results e.g clay or charcoal
There you have it, three beauty products not to be fooled by. Some may love them and some may loathe them. It’s all down to preference and the best thing is with your monthly Cohorted box, you can make your own decision.
Which beauty products or tools have you been fooled by?
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