The Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit (That Glow). I’m sure you’ve all heard about this hyped product by now. It seems highlighters are definitely the ‘must have’ product and trend of 2016. Every brand seems to have released their version – from the subtle to the blindingly bright highlight. Everyone wants that glow. But does the ABH That Glow palette really live up to the hype?
Now the palette retails at £39.00 and includes 4 full sized highlighters so you’d quite easily think you were getting a very good deal here considering how much normal individual highlighters of this size cost. There are 4 different shades: Sunburst, Golden Bronze, Bubbly and Dripping in Gold. In the pan they all look beautiful and have different tones depending on how subtle or how daring you want to be. Sunburst is a bright gold shade with a metallic finish. Golden Bronze is the darkest of the shades and looks more like a shimmery bronzer to me. Bubbly and Dripping in Gold are incredibly similar in colour which is slightly disappointing. They both have rose-gold tones to them, Dripping in Gold has a slightly warmer undertone compare to Bubbly.
Each highlighter is really easy to apply on to the skin and has a pretty smooth formula which doesn’t feel chalky. Whilst you can build up the colour and pigmentation to get to the colours below, they are a lot more subtle than I expected. They are not as hard hitting and bright as the Illamasqua Beyond highlighter in OMG which I use quite regularly. However, if you are after something a little more wearable day to day and want a mixture of shades then this palette could be a good choice for you. Personally, I do feel like there isn’t much variation in the tones in this palette and they are all quite similar. In hindsight I maybe should’ve chosen the Gleam palette which appears to have more variation in colour.
All in all, it is a nice palette and it is great that you get four different highlighters, however, I’m not sure how much use I will actually get out of this palette. Sunburst is similar to the Illamasqua highlighter in OMG but I would say it isn’t as powerful in colour and you do have to really build it up to get the wow factor. I really like the shade Golden Bronze but this is probably better suited to someone with a slightly darker skin tone to my own. It is more of a shimmery bronzer rather than a highlight for me. The shades Bubbly and Dripping in Gold are nice, however, they are too similar and are much more subtle than the other shades in the palette. For day to day wear, they would be a good choice. The depth of highlight that you like will definitely impact your decision on whether you like this palette or not. For me, I’m glad I picked up the palette and it will be something I dip in and out of but it wouldn’t be a product that I would re-purchase.
[L-R] Sunburst, Golden Bronze, Bubbly, Dripping in Gold
Have you tried the ABH Glow kits? What were your thoughts?
I was recently contacted by the lovely PR team at Organic & Botanic – a brand new cruelty free skincare company which prides itself on using no parabens and no harmful preservatives in its products. I was very kindly sent the Amazonian Berry Shea Butter Body Cream and the Amazonian Berry Protecting Day Moisturiser to try out.
First things first, they both smell absolutely incredible. I absolutely love the sweet smell of berries so this is right up my street. The glass packaging is very simple but elegant and classy at the same time. They also came in a lovely brown card packaging which was really nice and avoided any unnecessary waste. I can’t stand companies that send products with loads of excess packaging!
Let’s start with the Amazonian Berry Shea Butter Body Cream. This comes in a 100ml size pot and as soon as your open the jar it literally smells heavenly. It’s such a lovely scent. The product is really nice and thick which is exactly what I look for in a body cream. I particularly like to use a body cream when my skin is feeling a little drier than normal and needs a little bit of a boost. The formula is really rejuvenating and is perfect for tired and worn out skin. Considering how thick the product is, it dries relatively quickly and doesn’t feel at all greasy or oily on the skin which I really like. It’s made up of ethically sourced natural and organic ingredients and is also vegan friendly so if you feel particularly passionate about the source of your products and ingredients then this is a really lovely brand to try. It is on the more expensive end of the spectrum with the body cream on sale for £55.36 so it wouldn’t be a product that I would use everyday, it would be more of a luxurious treat when my skin really needs a pick me up. If you know someone who is passionate about luxury organic products then this would be a lovely Christmas gift idea.
On to the Amazonian Berry Protecting Day Moisturiser. This comes in a smaller pot, 50ml in size. This has the same scent as the body cream and is really refreshing. The consistency isn’t as thick and is great for application to your face. It’s quite light and dries really quickly. It aims to shield the skin from environmental stress and help to maintain a radiant complexion. It definitely succeeds in doing this, it has a slight gloss to the product which makes your skin feel really glowy and nice without being sticky. Again I would use this on my face if my skin was feeling particularly dry that day or if I needed a product to replenish and rejuvenate my skin. This is again quite pricy especially for a smaller sized tub retailing at £57.06 for 50ml. However, it is a really lovely product that perks your skin up and makes it feel silky soft as well as keeping it hydrated.
For anyone that loves natural and organic products then it is definitely worth a visit to their site.
Have you tried organic skincare before? Would you buy it again?
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