Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nip + Fab: Are They Really Fab?

Nip + Fab Yoga Blend Simple Synth Blog Post

Hey guys! How have you been? I came across Nip + Fab on social media and especially as now Kylie Jenner is an ambassador for the brand so I thought I had to try this stuff out for myself. The packaging is lovely as you can see all the information is printed on the front it is so simplest yet so lovely to look at; but, to use is another level. So, I got the Yoga Blend Gift Set for myself and you're all probably thinking why on earth would you buy yourself a gift set Cynthia!? But, as I am so indecisive I couldn't set my eye on just one product but I also didn't want to be disappointed at the same time; therefore, I opted out for a mixture of smaller sized products and it was only £10 plus free delivery.

Inside the gift set I got a: Yoga Blend Body Wash 100ml, Yoga Blend Body Lotion 100ml and a Yoga Blend Body Scrub 100ml. The night before my birthday I decided to test out these products and my first impressions were that these Nip and Fab products turned out to be really Fab! The gorgeously lavender scented products sat on my skin luxuriously all through the night right through to when I woke up the next day. I was shocked how the scent had actually stayed on my skin. With any other body lotion/scrub etc. that I have used the scent had only lasted for the first ten minutes then it would be gone but these products sat on my skin like omg. The aim of this particular range is to make you relax and unwind and they weren't lying. I genuinely came out of my bathroom feeling calm and light and if you know me thats rare. 

The products themselves are all individually great and do they're jobs. The body lotion moisturises my skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth, the body scrub exfoliates my skin getting rid of that dry and scaly nastiness and the body wash simply washes my body and leaves it feeling and smelling squeaky clean. 

Are Nip + Fab Really Fab?

Yes! definitely. Especially as a new customer of theirs I can say that their products are Fab and I have even popped into Super drug today to try out some more of their products. There is not a lot more that I can say that this brand is Fab and you need to try them out if you haven't already!

If you have tried any of Nip + Fab's products please leave a comment and i'll check them out too!

Have a lovely Sunday evening guys and thank you for reading!

Simple Synth xo

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Miss Manga VS Miss Manga Punky

Simple Synth Miss Manga VS Miss Punky Review Mascara l'oreal

Hey guys, it was my birthday on Thursday so I decided to finally invest into a Canon 700D for myself to improve the quality of my photos and YouTube videos. I only ordered it yesterday so it should come sometime next week (hopefully). Anyway, today i've got a L'oreal Mascara comparison for you guys today. So which mascara do you think will win? Carry on reading to find out my opinions on the two products.

L'oreal Miss Manga

This mascara was originally the first one of the Miss Manga range to be launched. It is black with shiny pink. The mascara I think is meant to give you the impression that you are going to get those Manga cartoon characters lashes. Some of you will probably know what i'm not about but yeah haha! So, the brush has normal bristles in a unique conical shape. The narrowed tapered end allows you to get into your inner lashes and outer lashes easier. Just with one coat of the mascara I was very impressed. It separates the lashes well, gives them length and volume. It is everything you want from a mascara in one mascara. Although, if you're not careful the formula is really creamy and dries quickly so if you do not want clump lashes make sure you separate them quickly.

L'oreal Miss Manga Punky

If you haven't already heard there has been a recent launch for the new Miss Manga Mascara and this one is a Punky one. The plastic conical shape of the wand is designed to make your lashes look like spikes and omg it really does. The formula is wet so you will also need to make sure you separate the lashes before the mascara dries if you do not want a clumpy look as this is what the mascara is mean to do. 

Simple Synth Miss Manga VS Miss Punky Review Mascara l'oreal

Simple Synth Miss Manga VS Miss Punky Review Mascara l'oreal
Left is Miss Manga and Right is Miss Manga Punky

So, who is the winner?

For me the winner is L'oreal Miss Manga Punky as it really lengthens my lashes and makes them really stand out due to the intensity of the volume that it gives. Although this mascara is very wet and can get annoying and ruin my eyeshadow at times I am able to work with it by either making sure my lashes are dry before I flutter them around or use cotton swabs to remove and mess it has made. Although I am really not a fan of clumpy mascara I can really make this one work with patience and accuracy. When I coat my lashes carefully I am able to get that separated look with length and volume. However, if you are impatient and can't be bothered and want the mascara to do the job for you then go for the original Miss Manga as it will save you a lot of time and effort and still looks great with a toned down volume.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I have decided I am going to attempt to post every Sunday so that you guys know when to revisit my blog for new posts.

Comment which one is your favourite out of the two...

Have a lovely Sunday!

Simple Synth xo

Monday, March 16, 2015

Blogging Tips For Beginners

Blogging Tips For Beginners Simple Synth

Be Your Absolute Self

Put it this way, would you want to see the same thing twice? Probably not, so do something different with your blog whether it is the content you put on or the personality that comes through your content. I'm quite a chatty person when you meet me so I like to type to you guys as if i'm talking to you with a bit a humorous rhetorics to engage you guys. 

Good Quality Photos and Titles

I think the best way you can think of this is putting yourself as a blog reader. Ask yourself What would you click on? What attracts you to read a blog? Most of the bloggers I read are typically the well known ones such as DizzyBrunette3 and Couture Girl because their blogposts have high quality photos and a lot of effort has gone into their photography. They use props in their backgrounds such as flowers and have bright lighting along with a good quality image. No, you do not need a Canon 600D to achieve this. I use my iPhone 6 and this works perfectly. I make sure I take pictures when daylight is at its best and do not take just one photo I take a whole bunch of them and pick the best one. However, to make yourself different to others once the photo is taken you can always edit in a certain filter. I usually just use the brighten button on iPhoto. I know some bloggers tend to put a pastel effect, but do what you want - it's your blog! 

Also, another thing is blog titles make it suggestive to what the post is going to be about. However, do not over complicate it or make it boring. Not a lot of people will click on it otherwise. Instead of 'Blah Blah Makeup Review' put 'My Experience with Blah Blah, Was It Worth It?'. This suggests that your opinion on the product could be one good but then also suggests bad so in order to answer the question you are immediately attracted to open the post and find out.

Get A Domain For Your Blog

What is a domain? Basically, on my website you can see that the web link is This is all down to me purchasing a domain name. I recommend you buy a domain name I got mine from Go Daddy. They are as cheap as £3.50 so it is definitely worth it. You can google how to do it etc online this is how I found out how to do mine. I recommend getting a domain name as it makes your blog look a lot more professional and someone is less likely to click on your blog if they see ''. 

Have A Posting Schedule

For those of you who may have realised I do not have a schedule and this is where I should take on board my own advice. People are more likely to revisit your blog if they know when you upload. This may be one of the reasons I am lacking progress on my blog. I am a very busy person with A Levels and Work but I usually try to post at the end or the beginning of the week. Do something that will suit you; but, it is not compulsory as it is not your fault if you cannot post all the time.

Take Pictures in Bulk

When I take a photo of something I usually tend to take photos of lots of other things that same day. This is usually because of the lighting that day or due to being limited with time. it is also good to take lots of photos so that they are ready for you to use whenever you want. For example I have taken the photo at the top of this page a few days before I wrote this post because I knew I would be too busy for the rest of the week.

Blog Design

You may not have time to post on your blog on a certain day but you may have enough time to redesign it. I think you should go for whatever suits your fancy. For me I love simple hence my blog name ;) But if you like colours and everything then do it! It is your blog after all. Make sure that your font is not too wacky as it may put people off it and this is not what you want to do when you want to get people to like your blog. Design a header that is relevant to you with your blog name in. I used Canva to design my blogger header it took a while with getting measurements in the right place; but I am happy with it now. Also think about investing into a blog design you can get a range from Pipdig but they are very pricey at around £30 and for those of you who do not have that type of money then google free blogger templates as they are easy to download and install. I got mine for free too!

Google Is Your Best Friend

I'm not joking. Google is your best friend. If there is anything you need to know or if there is anything you have to ask then ask Google. The reason is say this is that you will unlikely get a response if you ask a blogger. They are so busy with their own blog and lives that there is rarely anytime for them to reply to you. They spent their handwork researching how to do things too. I spent a lot of time researching domains, coding etc online and i've been through a lot of struggle but Google was always there for my problems. Yes, it is a lot of effort but if you cannot be bothered to search things then ask yourself can you really be bothered for a blog? I don't want to sound mean when saying all of that but if you ask any other blogger they would agree with everything I have just said in this paragraph.

Anyway guys I hope I have helped you with this post as it has been requested from a few people. Please leave a comment down below if you have any relevant questions that I have left unanswered and I will do my best to reply!

Thank-you for reading my lovelies!

Simple Synth xo


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Review

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Review Simple Synth
Left is Seductive Pink and Right in Nude Mauve.

Hey guys hope you had a lovely day. Today I will be talking about Max Factor's new Creme puff blushers. Everything from the packaging to the product itself is absolutely gorgeous. If you get the chance to purchase these you will not regret it. Also, in case you guys didn't know I will hopefully be upgrading the quality of my photos by the end of this month as I intend to buy a DSLR for myself as it is also my birthday this month and I will be 17 YAY!

Anyway, back to the blushes I have brought two of the new blushes. One in Nude Mauve and one in Seductive Pink. The blushes have been designed to suit a range of skin tones although you do need to be careful which ones you pick. As I am a medium skin tone it is very hard for me to pull off a very light pink as most of the time it will not show up. As well as the gorgeously baked colours there is also a slight shimmer to give your face the additional glow when you really need it on a dull day. 

Nude Mauve is great for my medium skin as the dusky rose and mauve undertone really blends well into my skin. Not a lot of thought has to go into my outfit or makeup as it really does suit pretty much everything. So if you are looking for something quick and lovely then go pick this blush up right now. It is so effortlessly sculpting.

Secondly, Seductive Pink was something I didn't get on with too well and gave it to my mother straight away. My skin tone was far too dark that this blush did not show up very well and to get some colour from it I had to add several layers before you could even see anything. However, this would be a lovely pinky peach for those with a paler skin tone as the product is at the right pigment to give your cheeks that flattering flush of colour and glow.

So far the MaxFactor Creme Puff Blushes get a thumbs up from me as they are just so gorgeous and my advice to you would be spend more time in the shop swatching the blushes to see which ones suit your skin the best.

Have a lovely day!

Simple Synth xo
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