Bic Soleil Secret

Jul
2014
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posted by on Bic, Boots, Personal grooming, Superdrug

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I have to come clean about something. I have been cheating on my regular razor with this new one by Bic. It’s called Soleil Secret*. It gives such incredibly smooth results in one move that it has made me think I ought to break it off with my usual razor.

Up until now, the only Bic I used was the biro. I tend to glance quickly past Bic’s razor blades usually. They’re in a multi-pack, right? Just like the male version except in pastel colours just to make it obvious but now Bic has unleashed something super and there’s no other way to say this except I love it and you need this in your life!

I knew from the moment I gripped the curved handle with its grooves that this was not like other blades on the market but I never expected it to give such excellent results. It has three movable blades to deliver a close and smooth shave and the pivotal head moves easily around tricky areas like the back of your knees. Also, can I just add no nicks and cuts!

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There is also a trimmer that slides over the blades to deal with the bikini area, cutting hairs at 2mm but I can’t comment on this feature as I prefer to leave that business to the professionals.

Bic, I salute you! I’m so impressed with how good this shaver is. And to my usual razor, I’m sorry but you’re just not good enough for me any more.

Big Soleil Secret is available at Boots and Superdrug in packs of 2 disposable razors with a trimmer for just £3.99.  Actually you may want to sprint to Boots as it’s currently on offer for £1.99!

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‘Anastasia’ has got to be the nicest name to associate with a beauty brand/expert. In fact, it’s just a beautiful name on its own.

Anastasia Beverly Hills is an American beauty brand fronted by beauty expert Anastasia, and it has made a big splash over this side of the Atlantic with one particularly amazing product – the Dipbrow Pomade.

For years I have not been comfortable with the idea of filling in my brows. I guess this stems from them being shaped unevenly so when I did attempt to shade them in, I looked somewhat deranged. I have since started to tread carefully with using such products as matte eye shadows and an eyebrow pencil, yet it doesn’t quite leave me with fabulous brows I hope for and despite having dark brows, there are some gaps that need colouring in. 

I have not read a bad word about the Dipbrow Pomade – it is the ultimate brow product that defines, shades and doesn’t budge without looking caked on.

I bought the shade Chocolate as I thought it would compliment my current hair colour. Ebony (black) seemed like it would appear too harsh particularly if I don’t have skill controlling over how much I apply. It’s a very generous sized pot so it’s in it for the long haul.

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I begun by using a very tiny amount, in fact my brush barely made a dent in the pot and immediately I discovered how easy it was to work with. The creamy smudge-free formula clings to the hairs for optimal definition and not the skin (my worst nightmare with shading in brows). It’s suitable for oily skin and humid climates, which makes me think you can pack this in your travel bag. I also like how it feels – it’s weightless and I am not conscious of anything sticky sitting on my brows. 

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Depending on your confidence and experience, you can build upon for more intensity (which I am working on – I’m really a wuss on brow filling).

I always notice a good pair of sculpted brows and wholeheartedly appreciate (and envy) incredibly shaped ones like Fashionicide and Rhian from Pretty Green Eyes. I’m still getting used to learning how to shape them neatly and evenly but I am loving the Dipbrow Pomade which has made my ordeal somewhat sweeter. I’m now tempted to try Ebony since Chocolate has worked in my favour.

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dipbrow Pomade costs £15 and is available from Beauty Bay with free delivery.