Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year Skin Detox - Origins Clear Improvement Mask

Origins Clear Improvement

So its about that time of year where everyone has probably eaten far too much really great tasting food and after all tis the season to be jolly so there may have been an odd tipple or two on the way! 

If your anything like me you don't think of what its doing to your skin until all those little pimples pop up to remind you! 

Thus drawing me into Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. 'The active charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers'. So all those little nasties down deep in the skin can't pop up and surprise you as a spot! 

The mask also has ingredients such as White China which absorbs the toxins so you are literally wiping them out of your skin! and Lecithin which dissolves impurities which make it a whole lots easier for your skin to breathe! 

The directions say to open your pores with a warm moist towel and then apply the mask, so i tend to use this after using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - two birds one stone and all that!

I love this mask i leave it on for about 15 minutes and once removed my skin feels so much softer and revitalised! 

Have you tried any of the Origins Mask? Which is your favourite?

Lots of love

Monday, 29 December 2014

Jo Malone - Peony & Blush Suede

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

I have had my heart set on a Jo Malone Cologne for a good six months now and when my bae asked me what i wanted for Christmas this was the first thing that popped in head! However i was utter sure that i wanted the Pomegranate Noir scent, but i hadn't ever smelt a Jo Malone fragrance so i really didn't know what to expect!

We made our way to the Jo Malone counter in Selfridges and i straight away picked up the Pomegranate Noir, lets just say I'm glad i went and smelt them before buying, the Pomegranate Noir scent was far too musky and deep for me so i had a little smooze around and ended up choosing Peony & Blush Suede and i love it!

Its perfect for anyone who loves something fruity and floral all at the same time! I adore the scent when i have been wearing this i am constantly getting a whiff of myself. It is super fragrant and it lingers for ages! 

Plus it comes with super cute packaging!

What is your favourite Jo Malone scent?

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Tag

Christmas Tag

I have seen this tag floating around and thought now that is December it is very fitting to post mine now eekk only a few more weeks!!

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie?
Hands down has to be Miracle on 31st Street ( Watching as we speak!). I think it is the most heart felt Christmas story and how cute is Mara Wilson, such a good little actress.
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve of Christmas morning?
I usually get to open one from my boyfriend then usually something little to keep me sweet! 
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
My favourite Christmas memory is actually from Boxing Day. Every Boxing before my Nanna passed the whole family from my mums side would meet and my Nanna and Grandads house and because it is my Grandads birthday would have a big party with a big buffet and all the Grandkids and theres 16 of us would all play with our new toys and i would get to see family that live far away. I just loved it :)
4. Favourite festive food?
My Mum seriously does the best Christmas dinner - mind you i bet everyone thinks the same! I love pigs in blankets, stuffing the whole shabang! I'm really not a fan of Christmas Pudding or Christmas Cake so for pudding Profiteroles!! 
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
From being older my favourite gift was actually from last year it is my Babyliss Pro Secret Curl i use it all the time. But from my childhood it would have to be my Ready Steady Cook Mini Oven, it was a little electric oven that you could cook buns in.  
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
I love any berry scent any time of year but at Christmas i can resist buying the Cranberry Frost Yankee Candle. Its so sweet and delicious.
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Not anymore :(, like i mentioned above we used to go to my Nanna and Granddads on Boxing Day, well Christmas Eve we would go to my Granddad and his Wife's house on my Dads side and have a big Christmas meal and play Catopoly - Like Monopoly but with cat names instead of street names! 
8. What tops your tree?
We usually have a big star on the top of our tree but this year i think i am going to buy a fairy :)
9. As a kid, what was the gift you always wanted but never received?
I think this one is going to be something on everyone's never received list, Mr Frosty! That one thing i asked for and never got, i guess every single child wanted one!! 
10. What’s the best part of Christmas for you?
I love everything about Christmas the build up, the buying presents, especially wrapping presents and then the Christmas dinner. Just everything!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Hydraluron Hype..


We have all read about the hype surrounding Indeed Labs Hydraluron and i wanted to see whether it would live up to my built up expectations.
Hydraluron contains one of the purest forms of hyaluronic acid and red marine algae that claims to make skin feel plumper, smoother and softer feeling skin.
I have used so many different moisturisers that i've lost count! The majority of the skin on my face is normal but in the creases of my nose i get really dry skin and when i apply foundation it really does't look flattering so i wanted something that would make my nose match the rest of my face! 

I chose Hydraluron because rather than replacing my moisturiser its an extra step, the directions say to apply a small amount before applying moisturiser and works like a sponge.
Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!

So how did it work for me? Well i have used it for a week so far and have seen a massive difference in my skin, not just around my nose but my whole face! I apply a small amount firstly around my nose and rub it in completely then apply another small amount to the rest of my face then wait five minutes until i apply my daily moisturiser to let it fully sink into the skin.

My skin is feels super soft after using this and my makeup seems to sit better when i have applied this on first, so it must be making some difference in my skin!

The consistency is a cool gel which melts into the skin really easily and doesn't leave the skin feeling sticky like some gel product can. 

My only problem with this is now I'm hooked and its not the cheapest of skin care, but i will definitely be repurchasing this again and again, it has made such a big difference to the appearance of my skin i can't imagine not using it!

Have you tried Hydraluron yet? What did you think?

Friday, 5 December 2014

Makeup Revolution - Goddess of Love Highlighter

Who doesn't love a little lot of highlighter? 

I've been using the Soap and Glory one for a while now and love it! I put in a little order with Makeup Revolution and thought i would pick up another one (i mean a girl can never have enough makeup!) I chose this one firstly because of the super cute packaging! but also because the majority of my pearl highlighters have a blue undertone to the shimmer and this one looked a little different.

This triple baked highlighter has a pink undertone to the shimmer which i think adds a little more warmth to a look then a blue under toned one! Also the formula for this highlighter is a lot harder then my other highlighters, i guess thats the triple bakedness?! Because its harder is really easy to get the right amount of highlighter on the brush and build it up gently to get the desired look.

I think i actually prefer this to the Soap and Glory and the MUA highlighter because i don't overload on it and because its harder i not scared of it breaking up and covering the rest of my makeup in shimmery goodness! Plus its a bargain at £4.99

Whats your current favourite highlighter?

Monday, 1 December 2014

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette

Pinch punch first of the month! - The Christmas count down has officially begun eeeeppp!

I received my order from Makeup Revolution this morning and couldn't wait to share it with you! (So look out for a few different posts!)

I first thing i put into my basket was the Blush Palette in Golden Sugar. I chose this one because it has a great range of bronzers, blushes and highlighters. which would make a perfect stocking filler for anyone!

On the top row it has a white highlighter with golden flecks that is so super pigments its unbelievable! This would be perfect for people with paler skin but may be a little too white for if you have a darker skin tone. It would also look fab as a inner eye highlight! 

Then there is a light pink colour with slightly darker pink flecks which gives a super natural highlight when applied its frosty but not overly so and is very similar in colour to the hourglass ambient blush in Ethereal Glow.

 The next i admit does look a little  intimidating in the packaging with its purple colouring but again when this one is applied to the skin it gives a beautiful natural glow! Its not as shimmer as the first two shade so this one could be worn as a blush or highlight.

Then the final colour on the top row is a bronzer with a pinky gold shimmer, which would look beautiful for a contour colour for an evening out! This again would look lovely as blush i would liken the colour to Nars Orgasm in colour but with a lot more shimmer.

First up on the bottom row is the most subtle highlight of them all its it would be perfect for everyday wear, it offers a warm glow to the skin and would be more suited to darker skins then the first shade.

Next is a darker pink highlighter with silver undertones which is a dark version of shade two. This one again is warmer than shade two so would look great as a highlight blush.

 Thirdly is the super golden bronzer with orange undertone. This one for me is the hardest one to know what to do with. Its a little too orange to wear as blush or and too shimmery to wear or bronzer so the only option would be highlight or eyeshadow. It is really warmed toned and would probably be great in summer when i have a little more colour but at the moment I'm super pale and just doesn't suit me at the moment

 Last but certainly not least is the matte bronzer which is an orange tone brown so is perfect for adding a little warmth back into a look.

Overall i love this palette. Its super versatile and can create so many different looks with. Every single colour is super pigmented and a dream to blend. 

Have you tried this palette yet? What do you think? xx

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