It’s no secret that my eyes have to be my favourite feature and that I do spend a ridiculous amount of time and money on them. It seems that after reviewing two lash serums, and well into my third, that my eyes have become more and more important to me as I won’t leave home unless they’re done to perfection. My idea of perfection anyway. This month I got to try a little cheat way of achieving longer lashes, a Lash Extension Kit, £25*, from Tropic. Not only have I wanted to try out their products for quite some time now, I’ve always wanted to get my hands on some lash fibres for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved the idea of building up your lashes and extending them until your heart is content, and for the last couple weeks that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I naturally have quite long lashes, so the lash extension kit has been a real treat for me and has meant that I haven’t gone near false lashes. You may have heard of Tropic before as it’s a company founded by Susan Ma who built it up from just selling body scrubs in jam jars, now it’s a multimillion pound turnover business that appeared on The Apprentice and despite not making it through, Lord Alan Sugar still invested! Clearly, it’s an impressive brand and you’re probably wondering, what did I think to the products?
The Lash Extension kit from Tropic
gives you those perfectly extended lashes without hassle and literally in a couple minutes. It’s a 3 step process where you apply mascara of the ‘fixing gel’ then add the ‘extension fibres’ and finally use the fixing gel again. You can also repeat the process until you have the desired outcome. I was incredibly impressed by the length and thickness my lashes gained, as well as how they stayed curled and defined throughout the day. It’s always important to me that when I wash my lashes away that I don’t harm any during it, and Tropic’s Lash Extension Kit, £25*, was perfect to get off as well. Overall it’s probably one of the most impressive mascaras I’ve tried. As with any mascara, it can look a little spidery unless you take some time and care with your lashes to separate and coat them properly. For the pictures above, I must admit that I did just apply it like the average person, instead of letting out my inner perfectionist. It wouldn’t be fair to spend half an hour making sure every eyelash looked perfect, as the average person definitely won’t do that. Instead I decided to show you what my eyelashes looked like curled, with one coat, with fibres, with the top fixing coat, bottom eyelashes done and then with completed eye makeup. My eyelashes were even touching my eyebrows by the end of it all, and with having hooded eyes, I absolutely love this look as it helps them to stand out despite the extra skin and droopiness.
I was also sent the gorgeous and zesty Tropic Body Love Buttercream, £24
*, that is beautifully moisturising with a really awakening smell. The ingredients in Tropic’s products are all vegan and cruelty free which is amazing. This Buttercream includes Golden Jojoba and Shea Butter to moisturise the skin with lime and lemon for the scent. I love using this one in the morning to awaken my mind and skin, it sinks in fairly easily meaning you can get dressed practically straight away.
The last product I was sent was this lovely Tulip Organic Lip Satin, £12, as you can see on the photo it is wonderfully sparkly and definitely a beautiful colour for summer. It contains pomegranates, grapefruit and vanilla extracts to give your lips a slightly plumped look whilst smelling delicious. It’s quite pigmented when build up, but it can also be used on top of another colour if you just want the sparkle.
Overall, Tropic has made an amazing impression on me and it’s definitely a brand that I would recommend to try and I would use more of again! Have you tried anything from Tropic yet?