Monday, 27 June 2016
Swab or Cotton Bud ? you decide.
These Japanese swabs from DHC are just simply genius, I did smile at the package wording, Olive Virgin Oil :) nonetheless they are brilliant, 50 100% cotton buds pre soaked in Virgin Olive Oil each one wrapped individually for both Hygiene and ease of carrying, these little sticks of cotton wonderment are perfect, if like me you are prone to eye make up errors.
They are also gentle enough to use on babies, can be used to moisturise cuticles without dripping oil mess. and should you wish can be used on nose and ears ! we won't go there, and I most certainly will not be doing a selfie demonstrating the usage :)
I love DHC for bringing the best of Japanese skin care direct to the UK, regular readers will know that I feature them quite often, and can be found Here and other posts by using the search bar.
The thing with these, is once you try them you wonder how you lived without them, clever clever :)
DHC Cotton Swabs Available Here www.dhcuk.co.uk
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Thursday, 23 June 2016
Hello Gorgeous :)
Mary Kay ? a name you have probably heard but are not overly familiar with, it's time for us to get familiar with this hit US brand.
I have three nail varnishes to bring you, from the Limited Edition Into The Garden Range, if you like floral and feminine these are definitely for you, I actually love the packaging and although we are not seeing any of it at the moment, it reminded me of Summer.
Starting with Sweet Lilac, no clue how this can be called Lilac it is the most gorgeous shade of soft grey, it is one of those shades that would literally go with anything.
Next up Pink Magnolia again the name does not match the actual colour, I think to be fair these names are in tune with the garden theme and are not designed to be descriptive, this shade is what I would call a pastel pink nude, lovely. The thing that really impressed me with this, was that it was true to colour when you apply it, unlike some pastels that literally paint on almost clear and need a zillion coats. not this one, I would say 2 coats max.
My Favourite of the three, if I had to pick would be Coral Blossom, seriously fabulous with a tan, to me this is the ideal Summer holiday shade, again only one or two coats needed.
I have to admit I was pretty impressed with these, the one downside for me is that they are not overly glossy, this though is easily remedied with a clear top coat. They dry really quickly and are pretty tough, I tried to scratch off one coat withing half an hour of applying and there was no way it even dented ! an easy 4 days before they start looking a little worn, but I had no chips.
Mary Kay is available in the UK via consultants. and can be found here www.marykay.co.uk £9.00 7.5ml
Hiya Beautiful Peach Pop
As you know I am firm believer in supplements, and am firmly of the belief that regardless of what you put on your skin you cannot compensate for a bad diet and unhealthy lifestyle, Ohhhhhhh that sounded really pompous and it is not meant to be, I am partial to a curry occasionally and the odd glass/bucket of Prossecco, but by and large I do TRY to be good, especially when it comes to hydration, but I do struggle with the 2-4 litres of water we are supposed to gulp down on a daily basis, and as for all the trips to the loo, well don't get me started on how annoying that is !
But there is no doubt at all that you can truly spot well hydrated skin, Drum roll...........Regime London Coconut Quench. Is it a gimmick ? at 19.99 for 30 days you would hope not.
I have taken these capsules now for a month, one a day with a full glass of water, each pill contains the equivalent to 4000mg of Coconut Water and 240mg Hyaluronic acid, both of these are serious Buzz words at the moment in terms of beauty. The virtues of all things Coconut have been around for a while now, and I doubt there is a home in the UK that has not tried a Coconut product in one form or the other, I have to be honest and say that Coconut water is an acquired taste, I think it's a Marmite thing, Love it or Hate it.
With these pills you can get your daily dose of nut goodness without the taste, and we all know the virtues of Hyaluronic acid when it comes to plumping skin cells.
Dry skin and dehydrated skin are two very different things, dehydration comes from the inside so a supplement to me makes sense. And these were good, I know when my skin is lacking it's inner moisture from the dark under eye look, and I have to say these really did improve that sallow grey look, I would never dream of saying that you should replace H20 with pills, but It certainly doesn't hurt to give it a helping hand along the way, they also take away the guilt if you haven't quite managed to get your daily quota in.
Available exclusively at Superdrug Here. JUST SPOTTED THESE ARE CURRENTLY REDUCED TO 12.99
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Let me start by saying that this product from Goldfaden MD is not a regular hand cream, it is a hand treatment, and as such isn't used every time you wash your hands, it is a once daily treatment at £35.00 you wouldn't want to use it 8-10 times a day, you only need it once and the 88ml tube will literally last forever.
It is described as a Multi Tasking solution for ageing hands.
I have been using this morning and night for a couple of weeks now, so more than the recommended once a day but I do like to use a hand cream last thing at night, so thought I would give them an extra treat with this cream. I have to be honest and say my hands are incredibly dry, I don't look after them like I should, I often use neat bleach when I am cleaning, and never ever wear rubber gloves. Bad bad woman ! so this treatment really did have it's work cut out.
- Hydrates dry and cracked hands. Tick, for sure it does, 100% without a doubt.
- Fades unwanted discolouration spots. Tick, am seeing signs of gradual fading already after a couple of weeks.
- Plumps and soothes damaged skin. Tick Tick Tick, you can see and feel a visible difference in the condition and texture of your hands.
I have tested hand creams for the purpose of this blog in the past costing up to £80+ bearing in mind these were creams which would be applied constantly, nothing so far has given the visible results that this hand treatment has shown.
I LOVE it !!
Available Here Space NK
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Hello My Loves
You already know my passion for scaring the postman in a face mask :) this one is actually a little bit different.
The Company La Roche-Posay dates back to 1928 from a little French Spa Town by the same name, The Thermal Spring Waters are the basis for all of La Roche-Posay products, and this mask is no different, designed for sensitive skin this hydrating creamy mask is literally a drink for your face.
Apply a generous layer to your face avoiding the eye area, leave for 10 minutes, and this is where I was a little bit thrown, your skin almost drinks up the whole of the mask ! you are instructed to remove the excess with cotton wool. Here's the part I wasn't liking, I couldn't figure why you would not remove the mask after use ? this part didn't seem right to me, I was confused thinking I would be left with a greasy skin, and did I apply other products on top ? and how would all of this pan out ? I didn't seem right to me, my head was in the usual, rinse off, peel off place.
I followed the instructions, using the mask both morning and night on a couple of occasions, the daytime process was the one that shocked me the most, there was barely any mask to remove with cotton wool, my greedy skin had drank it all up ! a quick whisk over with a cotton wool pad, and I was left with really fresh looking plumped skin, that actually felt really good to the touch. Still confused I continued with my daily routine, and hoped for the best, I fully expected a shiny greasy face after a couple of hours.
Nope......make up stayed perfectly and skin still looked moisturised in the evening, pretty impressive huh ?
On using in the evening, I didn't wipe it off, I slept in it and the result was fabulous, although I did only use a thin layer for the sleeping part to save my bedding :)
£16.00 50ml Available at Boots Here
£13.60 on Offer Here at Escentual
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