Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lovely lips!

How great is this idea? For just $10 a month, Lipmonthly will send you a great range of lip products, from liners to glosses and everything in between. In my box I got:

Glamnatural Poco Loco Lipgloss
Stila Glaze Lip Liner
Hard Candy Lip Tattoo
Lipology Outrageuously Moist Wet Lip Gloss
And as a little mix up, Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara


I'll post as I try them, but to start off I thought I'd share the gorgeous Hard Candy Lip Tattoo in Fantasy. This gel based lip stain can be layered to create a colour as strong as you want, and then the minty fresh gloss is applied on top and lasts all day. Definitely will be purchasing these in as many shades as possible! I love the pink of this one though, one or two coats gives a sheer tint, and a few more looks great for a nude lip on a night out.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Anti pigmentation power product!

I have never used La Roche-Posay products before, but after trying the Effaclar DUO[+] anti-blemish cream (RRP £15.50), I am definitely converted! 

As many of my followers will know, my aim used to be clearing my skin, but after the miracle Pantothen did for my spots, the issue I've had since is covering up my pigmentation marks. To be honest, I hadn't really tried anything for it religiously, as those products I did use didn't seem to do anything. I then was sent this when it launched and honestly noticed a difference within less than a week. After a couple of months of using this morning and night, my skin is completely clear and both blemish and mark free, meaning I can now wear tinted moisturisers rather than foundation - something I'd never dare to do before! And for that price point, I think it makes it even better!

Here's what the official blurb is:

La Roche-Posay introduces new Effaclar DUO[+] anti-blemish cream, specifically formulated to target the key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin. Clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes. Unclogs pores and refine the look of skin texture. This daily skincare solution is suitable even for sensitive skin.

Karlie Kloss for L'Oréal Paris

Wow, LOVE this collaboration!

Check out Karlie Kloss for L'Oréal Paris - love these images.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Silky, smooth skin

I love a hot cloth cleanser, and Liz Earle is definitely up there, but at the moment cannot get enough of the amazing Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. It’s full of lovely products to help keep ageing at bay, but I just love how soft it leaves my skin, even when I wake up the next morning! It dissolves all make-up and dirt from the skin (although I still use make-up remover first to get a proper clean) and the buffing action of the cleansing cloth gently exfoliates at the same time. The texture is an oil-like balm that you massage onto the skin (you don't need much at all), then you wet your fingertips and carry on massaging, before you then wipe off completely with a hot cloth. You can leave it on for 10 minutes as a treatment mask too, although I haven't tried that yet.

My skin has a glow to it that I’ve never had before and it keeps the texture soft and supple. It also lasts such a long time, I’m about ¾ of the way through now but have been using it twice a day for about 9 months!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Barely there make-up

I don’t think there are many people who haven’t heard of the amazing results bareMinerals Original SPF Foundation provides, but there still seem to be quite a few who haven’t actually tried it, myself included.

I think I’d always been slightly wary of using a powder foundation as my skin can be quite dry, and to be honest, I didn’t think I’d get the coverage from a mineral powder, but bareMinerals has completely changed all that! You also don't need to use a separate concealer as you simply apply the foundation with a concealer brush on any blemishes or dark circles and they disappear!

I absolutely love this product, the coverage is amazing, my skin looks so healthy and natural, and it really lasts all day. The buffing technique does take slightly longer than my usual liquid foundation application, but probably only an extra 30 seconds, and you can keep applying depending on how much coverage you want. I still tend to use my trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear for a night out, but this is such a great daytime foundation, and the fact that it’s good for my skin is a bonus! The foundation on its own is £25, and the buffing brush is £24, so it’s well worth popping to your nearest counter to get colour matched and pick up the starter kit for £50 which includes the foundation, buffer brush, blusher brush, concealer brush, bronzer, finishing powder and primer – bargain!

I’ve only been using a small amount each day, and a little really does go a long way, so it’ll last much longer than my usual day foundation and keeps my skin healthy to boot – what more could you ask for? Here is the video from bareMinerals to explain a little more...