Anatomicals Review (English)

Janeiro 12, 2011

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As I promissed, here is the review of the Anatomicals’ pack of A Pair of Wrinkle Kickers that I bought from ASOS.com

The main thing that make me bought this pack was the catchy name (who doesn’t want to kick some of the wrinkles out of our faces?) and, of course the super afordable price + 50 per cent off!!

It’s still on sale at ASOS.com ladies, so if you like my review and want to try them out, you bettter hurry!

My quest for a good moisturizer is endless…what works for most doesn’t necessarily works for me. I have a mixed type skin. Mixed type is the most common and the most “pain-in-the-ass” kind. Because the level of oil on your T-zone and the level of dry/sensitive on everywhere else isn’t standard for all. Somme creams, specially designed for mixed skin, can work on you T-Zone perfectly leaving it matte and soft and dry even more your checks. They can clog your pores if they’re too oily and turn your forehead a Disco Ball.

Most recently I used the Sephora Face age prevention moisturizer with 15 SPF for normal skin type. The assistant in the shop assured me that this one was the right one for my skin. She couldn’t be more wrong.~

The first two uses, it worked fine, but then my face started to look like a disco ball, too oily, and with clogged pores. The cream costed me 20€ or a bit more, I can’t remember.

The other big thing I didn’t like was the omission of the ingredients of the jar. It only says the active ingredients (Octinoxate, Octocrylene and Titanium Dioxide) and the natural (ginseng, rice extract and white tea) everything else is ommited! I’m not a big cosmetologist expert but I would like to know whatexactly I’m using in my face.

Other problem was the eyes, after I apply the moisturizer my eyes get all irritated and wattery, even after considered efforts to avoid the eye area.

Besides, after a week the top of the jar detached from the jar itself…It’s what I call a “falling apart beauty product”. 😀 Maybe It worked for you of for the lady who assisted me, but not for me.

So I decided to give Anatomicals a try! The products came yesterday.

It came exactly as the photo on Asos. Two products, one face cream and one eye gel in a plastig bag with string cords. The bag was so vigorously closed that I needed to use the top of my hair scissor to open it!

I made (for the first time) a video, to give you an idea of the products. No sound, sorry, but I will write about each product individually and rate it in the end. (And don’t notice my fingers with no manicure at all!)

  • Anatomicals revitalizing eye gel

It’s the minty green plastic jar on the video. It contais 15ml of eye gel.

The packaging is really funny in both jars. In this one on the top we have a girl with puffy eyes looking at what it looks like a doctor’s eye exam board that say’s “Cooling Tightening Eye Gel”. The label around the jar says:

You need your eyes rested. When your eyes look like they deserve a 2 week holiday, apply this soothing gel. The only glasses a girl really needs are ones filled with banana daiquiri.

Get it? glasses?

On the bottom we have the full ingredients list as well as the place where it was made (UK): Aqua, Glycerin, Glyceril Polymethancrylate, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Flower Water, Copolymer, Scleroglucan, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lodopropynyl, Witch Hazel Extract, Perfume, Butylcarbamate, Carbober, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA.

The texture of the gel it’s dense so you can calculate the amount needed to use ( half a pea size will do) and it turns into a water texture while applying. It isn’t oily and after you applied it you won’t even notice it is there, no shine at all. You will only notice after a minute or two, the skin around your eye area will that to tighten and you will feel like you have tape in your eyelids, but in a good way. the puffines around the eyes desapear and you no longer have to worry about your boss telling you that you look straight out of bed (even if you are). The cool feeling isn’t too much, it’s not artic feeling, more like a cool breeze.

But the effects don’t last 24hours, If you plan to hangout with your friend after school or work maybe you should reapply to perk the eyes again.

The gel doesn’t interfere with your makeup habits, you can apply eyeprimer and eyeshadow if you like and it’s almost odorless.

Rating:

Packaging – 4.5/5 (love the originality and the idea that they thought in every aspect to make te experience of using an eye gel fun, it would be perfect if they changed to glass jars)

Price – 5/5 (Super afordable! The only inconvinience is that you need to buy it online.)

The actual product – 4/5 (It does what it says, cooling and tightening, but the effects are not for 24 hr)

  • Anatomicals Rejuvenating Face Cream

The blue jar on the video with 50 ml of cream inside.

In this one, the top of the jar has an image of a job center with a huge line of plastic surgeons. The label says :

 Thank f**k, no nip tuck. The gnashing of plastic surgeon’s porcelain veneers can be hear as you apply this anti wrinkle cream in upward strokes. Still, they’ve always got your tiny boobs to enhance.

This one can be offensive to some but I only find it amusing. I absolutely love the british humor.

On the bottom states the ingredients and the place of manufacture (also UK): Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Glycosaminoglycans, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Plysorbathe-80, Titanium Dioxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aluminium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Methylparaben, Mineral Oil, Alumina, Carbomer, Triethoamiaol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alpha-Bisabolol, Propyparaben, BHT, Disodium EDTA.

Ok, this one has some con’s. Alcohol, BHT and Aluminium are not exactely good in a moisturizer or in any type of beauty product.  I only know some stuff about it, and the rest of the ingredients sounds like an ancient language from another planet. If anyone could enlight me about it I would be really apreciated.

The white texture of the cream blends easely with your skin, leaving it matte and healthy-looking (no bisco ball on the forehead or nose!). It moistures and controls the oils in every right part of my face for now, let’s see after some weeks of usage (I will update this if it turns out to be a floppy cream).

Rating:

Packaging – 4.5/5

Price – 5/5

Actual product- 3/5 (until now, it works just fine as a moisturizer. However, what works for my skin type may don’t work for yours. The rejuvenating effect, anti-wrinkle bláh bláh bláh, I didn’t noticed, for the price you pay for the two you can’t expect miracles, just a good eye gel and a normal moisturizer with some wrinkle PREVENTION. If you want something expremely specific for wrinkles you may not find it in this product.)

Just a little detail on the bottom of the bag, Anatomicals signature name: “We only want you for your body”.

Another cool products from Anatomicals can be the perfect funny gift for your girlfriends. I like both eyemasks, one to sleep and one to slay the bags under the eyes.

That’s all for now… XoXo, M

10 Golden wishes

Novembro 29, 2010

1. ASOS Love and Peace hair combs (€12.44); 2. ASOS Eiffel Tower drop earrings (€7.46); 3. ASOS “Amour” ID Necklace with hanging heart charm (€7.46); 4. Orielia Sadie swallow ring (€18.66); 5. Kitson 14ct Gold plated enamel Globe pendant necklace (€31.10); 6. Disney Couture 4ct gold plated “Believe” ring (€27.37); 7. Disney Couture Thinkerbell triple interlocking with black lettering (€60.96); 8. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Ultra girl lace bow frontflat shoes (€87.08); 9. ghd Limited Edition Mignight Collection Deluxe Gift Set (€185.36); 10. Barry M Metallic Liquid Liner Gold (€5.60).

Está tudo disponível na loja online ASOS com portes gratuitos até ao Natal. Além disso toda os produtos da marca ASOS estão com 20% de desconto, basta usar o código “ASOS20” à saída. Que estão à espera para começar com as vossas compras de Natal?

All of them are avaliable at ASOS with free worldwide shipping until Christmas. You can also get 20% off on ASOS brand iif you use the code “ASOS20” at checkout. What are you waiting for to start your holliday shopping madness?

 

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