21.10.12

Origins Drink It Up Intensive Mask

I have to start off by saying that I'm so sorry for not posting on by blog for over a month now, I have no real excuse for this, it's just because blogging takes so much longer than making a video on youtube! 

Anyway, I would now like to talk about this amazing face mask from origins. I ordered this a few weeks back after my skin had a weird moment and got really dry and flaky so seeming as this was supposed to 'quench skins thirst' overnight, I decided to give it a try. I can now fully say that this is a miracle product and is one in which I will carry on using for many years to come. 

The mask is priced at £20/100ml so in hinds sight it seems quite expensive but once you start to use it, you see how amazing the results are. You apply the cream onto your face like you would a night cream and then leave it overnight whilst you are sleeping, you may want to apply slightly more on extra dry areas cause they will obviously need more hydration. 

When you wake up in the morning, your skin is miles better than it was when you went to sleep. You're supposed to use it twice a week but I have been using it every other day or so just to get my skin back to it's complete normal self. 

I would strongly recommend this product to anyone who gets slightly drier and duller skin in the winter months as this really does squeeze the hydration back into your skin and make it glow again. 

10.9.12

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel - £30

Until a few months ago, I thought that I didn't need bronzers in my life as I thought they did nothing, how I was wrong! I purchased this cream bronzer in Italy this past summer and on opening it, you are presented with a gorgeous swirl which looks something like a chocolate mousse and on application, you notice the soft and easy application which gives you cheekbones to die for. The shimmer in this product is not as noticeable as Nars Laguna Bronzer but it is defiantly not as matte as Benefit Hoola Bronzer, it is just noticeable to yourself to give the product some dimension, but not enough so it makes you look glittery. 

I thought that it would be useful for me to put a swatch of this product against my skin tone  as this product is known to be quite orange on some paler skin tones. Right now, I would say I am an NC30 so this is not at all orange for me but I can understand why people of a fairer, more porcelin skin tone would think this looked orange on them because it does have slight undertones of orange within it.

On terms of application, I brought the Sephora Mineral Brush to go with this product but I find that I get loads of hairs in the product with that brush so if you are bothered about that, then I would alternativly recommend the Real Techniques Contour Brush which is something that I have also been using if I want a bit more of a defined look. 

Overall, I love this product! I think it's a fantastic alternative to a powder bronzer as it gives a much more natural and glowy look to the skin and doesn't add to the powdered look  that sometimes makeup can give. I would recommend this product to everyone, however if you do have a paler skin tone in the NC15-NC20 range, I would recommend trying this out at a counter first, just to make sure that it won't look too orange on your skin as spending £30 and then finding this out, would not be great!


7.9.12

Fashion | A Sixth Form Outfit



I am now in sixth form and this means I can wear my own clothes to school as the dress code is smart-casual. So in this outfit, I chose to wear a pair of acid wash grey jeans as these are really in trend for the coming autumn winter and also really suit me. I then paired them with a peter-panned necked floral blouse that makes the outfit look a little bit more formal and then I just wore my much-loved cardigan over the top! I also chucked on my studded slippers to add an edge to this outfit. 

Top: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop Leigh Jeans
Cardigan: Warehouse 
Shoes: Topshop Vectras

:D

4.9.12

Nails | Gradient Glitter



I have admired many different bloggers with their attribute to amazing nail art and even though I can't draw cats, cupcakes or even neat stripes on my nails, I have actually managed to do this nail art look and I can say, I really do love it! 

The base colour that I used was N07 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in So Simple and the glitter was the polish above, Butter London in Rosie Lee. Now all I did is paint my nails with the N07 polish (I did this the day beforehand as I hate putting another colour on top and ruining it all!), then I got the butter london glitter and put a big dollop of polish on the end of my nail, wiped the brush off and then spread it down my nail until I just had a few pieces splattered around and hey presto! 

I do really like the look it gives and it was so simple! 

31.8.12

Skincare | First Impressions On A Few New Products

(L-R) Alpha H Liquid Gold, Avene Cleansing Cream and Avene Light Hydrating Cream

Since I upload this updated skincare routine on my youtube channel, I have inconveniently   discovered three new products that have now become firm favourites of mine. 

Alpha H Liquid Gold - £31.50
I purchased this online whilst I was on holiday as I was desperate to have it in my possession by the time I got home! I have now been using it every other night for the past two weeks and I have really been enjoying it. I have noticed that overall, the redness on my face has gone down and my acne scarring has decreased slightly. Obviously these are only first impressions so I will be doing a full review of this treatment in the next few months. 

Avene Clean- Ac Cleansing Cream - £13.50
This is by far my favourite product that I've purchased as it has made such a big difference to my skin and I can't recommend it enough! It has decreased the amount of blemishes that have been appearing on my face and again, has also minimised the redness that was previously present on my face. I use this both in the morning and at night-time and this is the only cleanser that I have found I can do this with. It is great at removing every single scrap of makeup that is present on my face and doesn't leave a residue on my skin like the NO7 Melting Gel Cleanser did. I also find this very refreshing to use in the morning too. 

Avene Light Hydrating Cream - £10.97 
I picked this up in Portugal along with the cleanser as I had only brought my morning moisturiser with me (Avene Redness Relief Emulsion) and needed something nice and hydrating to use at night. I am so glad that I picked this one up as it is nice and moisturising with a lot of hydration in it but it's not too thick that it makes me feel oily at all. I also love this product because it is so soothing and cool on the skin and I really like the way it feels when I'm applying it.

So as you can tell, I really love these three products that I've added into my skincare routine recently and I'm also extremely happy that I have discovered Avene products as they're probably one of the best skincare brands I have ever dabbled into!

25.8.12

Fahsion | Pretty Pinks

So I've decided that I should start making fashion a bit more of a regular segment on my blog and I'm thinking about doing a lot more outfit of the days maybe a few times a week, let me know what you think?



Dress: H&M
Tights: New Look
Boots: Office 
Cardigan: River Island 
Bag: Sisley 

Ring: Pandora

Nail Polish: Revlon Peach Smoothie (It smells so good!) 

Hope you enjoy! 

21.8.12

Beauty | Blog Sale

Hi Guys, I have been on holiday for the past two weeks so thats why you haven't seen much of me! So I've decided to do a quick blog sale for you all. I normally just sell beauty products on eBay but recently, it has been really annoying me so I thought I'd try and have a blog sale! I hope you all find something that you like!

Postage: 
Within the UK: £1 for every product but if you buy two things, postage will be free. 
International: £3.00 postage for any amount of purchases. 

No returns are accepted and this is a first come first served basis. 
Only payment is through paypal.

To purchase a product, comment below with your name and paypal email and I will email you to confirm your purchase and send you an invoice through paypal. 

Happy Shopping! 


 Estee Lauder Deluxe All-Over Face Compact - Used Twice
£15.00 (RRP. £25.00)
Clinque Most Wanted Berries Pallette - Never Used 
£13.00 (RRP. £22.00)
 Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 39 - Paradis - Used Once 
£18.00 (RRP. £24.00)
 MAC Lipstick in Hue - Used Twice
£9.00 (RRP. £13.50) SOLD
 MAC Lipstick in Hot Gossip - Used Twice
£9.00 (RRP. £13.50)
 Illamasqua Creme Blusher in Dixie - Used Twice - There is a few stippling brush marks in it but no hairs or anything. 
£13.00 (RRP. £16.50)
 Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation in Creamy Vanilla 
Used 3 Times
£17.00 (RRP. £27.50)
 Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipglosses in Electric Ginger and Orchid Passion
Never Used 
£9.00 each or £15.00 for both (RRP. £17.00)
 Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Shadow Creme in Ivory Lace 
Used Twice 
£13.00 (RRP. £17.00)
 Lorac Cheek Stamp in Coral - Used Twice 
£5.00 (RRP. £9.50)

Gosh Glamourous Eyeshadows in Grey Brown and Gold - Used Once
£4.00 each or £6.00 for both (RRP. £5.50)

2.8.12

Beauty | Review: Stila One Step Correcting Primer

Stila One Step Correcting Primer - £24

I got this primer for christmas last year and to start with, I wasn't entirely mad on it because I found that it got used up incredibly quickly and because it's quite expensive, I didn't like that. Now, I don't know if it was just me using too much product but over the past few months, that problem doesn't seem to be present anymore. 

"Does it help to improve the lasting power of my makeup?" is the question that I hear you all asking! In my opinion, yes. I feel as though this adds on an extra hour or so onto the wear of my makeup. I am one of those people that uses primer religiously every single day and I couldn't be without it so I would say this is defiantly a favourite for me. 

However, the thing that I like the most about this primer, is the light consistency and how it feels when it is applied to the skin as some primers can be way too heavy and feel like their adding on a whole other layer which just makes everything so much thicker and heavier. 

Another aspect that I like about this primer is the triple swirl helix with the three different colours that counter-act the pigments that are not so welcome on our faces! I really think that this creates a nice smooth base for the foundation to go onto and feel that even though it doesn't make everything absolutely flawless and perfect, it gives some kind of correction and I really like that! 


Overall, I'd defiantly say that this is my favourite primer that I currently own, however I feel as though The Present Primer by Philosophy may be a little bit better but it is a little heavier on the skin so I do love this one! 

Do you use primer?


1.8.12

Beauty | My Favourite Summer Scent

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy - 50ml - £46

I brought this perfume last year in duty free when I was on my way back from holiday and I absolutely love it. I am at the very bottom of it now and it just reminds me of last summer so much which is great because last summer was amazing and was the time I met Bradley (Aw!)!

So, onto the scent, it is a rich scent as all of my favourite perfumes seem to be like. It's top notes include wild berries, Mandarins, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, and Jasmine and it's warm tones include Amber, Caramel, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Praline. I find it to be very sexy, girly and sweet which is great for the summer but also I find that it is defiantly a scent that can be pulled off throughout the entire year so even though it is on the expensive side, you're still getting your full money's worth!

Even though I don't find this perfume to last that long on my skin, (maybe 2 to 3 hours max) I love it so much that I don't really care! I will just get to look at the beautiful packaging even more by spraying it extra! 

Overall, I love this and would seriously recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new perfume and as I said, it's not only a summer fragrance, it can be used all year round, it's just perfect! Also, even though it is on the more expensive side, I would say that this perfume has lasted me more than a year and I do use it very often! 

What's your summer fragrance? 

31.7.12

My Thoughts On | ...Camping

(Sorry about the awful iPad camera quality but I wanted to show you a normal campsite, compared to one found on google!)

So, I have been camping these past two days and I thought I would share my thoughts and experience with you all as many people can have various different opinions on camping. 

Basically, I was never a small child whom found myself camping and going to and from the toilet at 1:00am so I never really got chucked into it. However, over the past few years, my family has got more into camping and so it has become something semi-regular (this meaning two or three times a year!) that we all do! 

Sleeping (e.g - the dreaded tents!) 
Now personally, I find this possibly one of the best things about camping! I love the fact that your in a completely different environment. For example, even if you went away and stayed in a hotel, or at a friends, your still in the same situation, in a bed under a concrete roof. What I like about camping is the fact that it's a little bit of an adventure and I suspect that even though I probably would've enjoyed it more as a younger child, I do still enjoy it now. I would also just like to point out that I had an excellent sleep last night on my air bed so don't be worried about that! (Just bring your ear plugs in case of a 4am cockerel!) 

Beauty Appliances 
I know this sounds very sad but this is exactly what I thought when I first went camping - How am I going to straighten my hair?! Now, I'd say, just bring the batiste and give it some kind of try-to-bed-head-look, or get some in car straighteners. My auntie has some of these and they plug into the car and use the ignition to power them and I can truly say, they're really not that bad! I have to say though, some people really struggle without a hair dryer, I'm absolutely fine without one but I can name quite a few people that would hate the thought of soaking wet hair without being in reach of a hair dryer! 

Toilets
Whenever anyone hears the word camping and toilets put together, we either think of crouching in a bush or running a 2am across a field with a torch to the toilet. Now I have to say, this is the one downfall for me, I hate having to walk across a entire field just to go to the toilet! It is a pain but it's not absolutely awful and unbearable, I cope! I try not to go in the middle of the night but lets just say it, sometimes it can't be helped! 

Nature
So, the thought of spiders in your tent or landing on your face in the middle of the night putting you off enjoying the beautiful camping atmosphere.. let me just say, the only things that seem to get in our tents are flies but thats just something that happens when you don't zip the door back up! However, the positive side of this overrides this so much because the sight of just sitting outside your tent, having a BBQ and watching the sunset is something you will not get inside your house with a chinese and X Factor! 

Overall, I would recommend camping, now I'm not an over enthusiastic camper that is happy to go for 2 weeks with millions of pairs of soggy shoes, however, I would say, that going for 2 or 3 nights is great and really helps to just get you away from it all and just relax without driving too far or paying a fortune! 

 Now I thought I'd leave you with an over-enthusiastic picture of me in our wonderful tent!

29.7.12

Beauty | Sunday Make Up

This is a first time for me doing an everyday makeup post and I thought I'd start to do this every sunday as on a sunday, I mix things up a little bit more! 


Face:
Urban Decay Complexion Perfection Primer
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B40 
Mac Pro-longwear Concealer in NC20 
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel 
Benefit Coralista Blusher 
Nars Albatross Highlighter
Mac Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Eyes: 
Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze
Make Up Forever Aqua Cream in 14
Essence 100% Splash Proof Eyeliner in Ultra Black
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Black

Eyebrows: 
Rimmel Soft Kajal Eye Liner in Sable Brown
Gosh Defining Brow Gel

Lips: 
MAC Lovelorn Lipstick 

Hope you enjoyed reading!

28.7.12

Video | July Favourites

I have just uploaded a July Favourites video onto my youtube channel and I thought that I would share it on here just in case some of you are followers of my blog but not my youtube channel. 


This month's favourite are very true as I went on holiday last week and had to really rely on products as I couldn't just pick and change things as I usually would do so every product in here is really a true favourite!




Hope you've had a great July!

26.7.12

Nails | Gosh Lavender Love

Gosh Lavender Love Nail Polish - £4.99

I have to say, I am obsessed with painting my nails and as my nails are nice and long and strong, (Ha! That rhymed!) I like to paint them regularly. So at the moment, I have gone with this gorgeous pastel shade from Gosh called Lavender Love. 

As a whole, I really enjoy Gosh's products and I especially like their nail polishes. The formula is really nice and smooth and the opacity of these polishes are amazing as they literally only need one coat to be fully covered. 

I've found that this colour is a real staple for the summer as well and I really enjoy wearing it! 

Have you got a staple nail polish for summer?

19.7.12

Beauty | My Favourite Holiday Buys!

As most of you know, I'm away on holiday as of right now and as usual, I've picked up a few bits along my travels and I've really been loving a few products and I thought I'd share them with you!


Essence SOS Spot Killer (€3.29) 
This is a miracle product for me, it is the most amazing spot treatment that I have ever tried and it works so quickly! I picked this up from a store called 'OVS Industry' in Italy and thought I'd give it a go and I'm so glad that I did. It's a powder and liquid solution which you shake up to form a white liquid which then diminishes spots like no other! As you can see, it won product of the year 2012 in Italy so it must work on everyone else too!


MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC20 (£14.50) 
I'd run out of both my Collection 2000 Concealer and also my Estee Lauder one and couldn't bear to go a whole holiday without concealer so at the airport, I picked up this one because I had heard good things about it and thank god I did! This is by far the best concealer that I have ever used, it gives full coverage without looking cakey or over done and it lasts for so long, I just can't recommend it enough! 


Avene Eau Thermal Water Spray (£6.50) 
I probably should've waited until I got back to the UK to buy this as it is cheaper at home but I'm just so glad I brought this. It's nothing special and hasn't got any added skincare benefits as far as I know but it's just a really nice refreshing spray, especially in this heat. It's really nice and cooling and I would really recommend picking one of these if you're off anywhere nice and hot!


Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 06 Rock Chic (£?)
When I was in OVS Industry, I did pick up quite a few products from this brand 'Essence' and they actually have some really good products for the price that they charge. Now, if you've been watching my daily OOTN videos on my youtube channel then you will know that I left all of my makeup brushes at home by accident! So, this product has been amazing as I've been using my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze on my eyelids and then putting this in the outer corners and along the crease and it's just been making such a pretty eye to wear! 


I hope your all having a good week and I'll speak you all very soon!

12.7.12

Lifestyle | Daily Ramble

Right now I am too enthused in life and excited for my holiday which is very vastly approaching to write about any kind of beauty review or anything of that type so I thought I would share with you a type of rambled summary of my day along with a host of pictures. 

 It was mine and Bradley's (My boyfriend) 1 year anniversary today since we first went out and he got me a beautiful cake made! It's so lovely and it tastes delicious!
 I have got to send off my giveaway prize to the lucky winner before I go on holiday and I still haven't got round to doing it so I must do that tomorrow sometime!
 This is my organised mess of whats going in my suitcase and I'm pretty impressed on how much I've managed to cut it all down by if I'm honest! I'm going to try and vlog my day tomorrow so hopefully you'll see what's in my suitcase tomorrow sometime! 
 I popped into town for a final trip today to get some bits for holiday. Basically, I don't suit sunglasses, never have, never will and the annual trip to try and find some every year just gets worse and worse! I eventually picked up this pair from dorothy perkins for the bargain price of £4 after trawling up and down the high street with Bradley in fits of laughter at me looking highly ridiculous in each pair I tried on! I also picked up some earrings for only £1 which I really like, a NO7 Sheer Tempataion Lipstick in Excite as I had a voucher and also a mini soap and glory body wash which smells delightful! 
 For some reason, tonight, I just can't seem to find any youtube videos to entertain me which is very strange as normally, I'm in love and I can watch them for hours, but tonight, my subscription box is just feeling very boring!
My boyfriend also brought me this amazing phone case! It has an etch-a-scetch on the back with a mini pen at the top and it's just amazing! At the moment, I'm sporting this butterfly drawing that I drew earlier and a very pathetic excuse for a heart down there in the bottom corner! 

So there we have it, my day summed up into a few photos for you all. As I mentioned earlier, I'm going to attempt to vlog my entire day tomorrow, so wish me luck! I hope I succeed! 

How interesting has your day been?

11.7.12

Lifestyle | My Prom


I had my prom last friday (6th July) and I thought I'd do a bit of a ramble about how my day went. 


I brought my dress from a shop called Sonique in the Bull Ring, Birmingham and I absolutely love it! In the photo above, you can slightly see the whole in the back on my dress which I really liked. I also really wanted a red dress and this one was so perfect!
I also brought by jewellery from Dorothy Perkins in the sale which you will see in some pictures further down.


I did my makeup myself and I did a grey smokey eye with a nud-ish lip however I did get my hair done by my hairdresser and I absolutely loved it! I don't have a picture of the back but you may be able to see it in my prom photos youtube video that I uploaded and I will link that at the bottom of this post. 


When we got to prom, we met up with all of our friends and then went inside and if I'm totally honest, if I hadn't been with Bradley (my boyfriend) and all of our friends then I don't think I would have enjoyed it that much as the DJ we had there wasn't great and therefore the prom didn't really 'get started'. However, I still had a great time! Then afterwards, all of my group of friends went to one of my friends houses and we camped out in their back garden and we had so much fun and it really was a great night! 


I don't want to share too much with everyone because if you haven't already had your prom because you're younger than me, then I want you to see it for yourself and have all the huge expectations that I had before it! 


 My group of friends!

Me and Bradley!



Thank you for reading! 
If you've already had your prom, how was it? 

3.7.12

Make Up | My Beauty Wish List


Soleil Tan De Chanel -
This is a product in which I have lusted over for quite a few months now and the creamy soufflĂ© texture just makes me want it in my hands even more! I may treat myself to this in duty free before I go on holiday as the £30.00 price tag is a little hefty for everyday shopping!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - 
The hype around this in the blogging and youtube world has just got me wanting to try this little bottle of herbal goodness so much! I think this would also be great for holiday for just refreshing my face throughout the day and also for an addition to my skincare routine. 

Illamasqua Blusher in Hussay - 
I really like the look of this blusher and I love the texture and smoothness of the Illamasqua blushers all together so I think this blusher would be a beautiful addition to my collection. 

Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter - 
This didn't really float my boat when it was first released but recently I have seen quite a few people using it in tutorials and have really liked how it's looked. I have also been really getting into highlighters recently as I think they give a lot more dimension to the face and so this one is really essential! (obviously.. haha!)

Sigma Sigmax Brushes - 
I have wanted these for since the day I first saw them and now I just want them even more! I love dense brushes for applying my foundation and concealer and this set of brushes is just so perfect, I really want to order them but the shipping with sigma is a little expensive and they fluctuate in being on lovemakeup.com. 

Dior Nude Bronzer - 
I've never had a products from Dior before and for me, this bronzer just screams luxury and we all need a little bit of that in our lives! I love the colour of this, it looks like a great neutral bronzer and the raised detailing on this beautiful powder just makes it look so beautiful. 

Benefit Dallas Box Powder - 
I already have Coralista, Bella Bamba and Sugarbomb boxed powders from benefit and I love them so much so I feel as though I should add this one to my collection. I think dallas is the perfect combination between a blusher and a bronzer which is the main reason that I want to add this powder to my collection. 

I'm very sorry that I haven't been able to blog recently but I promise that that is now going to change! 

Have you got anything on your summer wish list?

18.6.12

Hair | GHD's.. Are They Worth It?

GHD Red Gloss IV Styler - £99.00

When every girl is growing up, the one thing they want to do is straighten their hair. Well, this was the case for me anyway and I used to borrow my mum's straighteners and fortunately, she's always had a pair of GHD's, but because of the expense, I brought some rubbish cheap ones from argos and hoped for the best, however they just didn't make the cut. Then, my dad got a pair of GHD's off of his friend, they were bright pink and the man had only charged my dad a small amount for them. Anyway, I used them for 2 years before finding out that they were fake! They didn't do bad things for my hair at all and actually did quite a good job but I know a few people who have brought fake ghd's and the straighteners have burnt and melted their hair, so be very careful! 

I now have the red version of the GHD and I do really like it. It is the regular size and is priced at £99. But what most people may ask is, are they really worth it?

YES. In my opinion, I think that they really are. I use mine everyday however, not really for the purpose they are made for. I mostly use mine to curl my hair everyday and then I just straighten my fringe. I sometimes also straighten my hair and even though my hair is extremely straight naturally, I still like to go over it with the GHD's as I find that it makes the straightness last even throughout the weirdest of climates! 

I really would recommend the GHD's to anyone whom is thinking about purchasing them or is in the market for a new straighter because they really do last a long time (my mum has had her's since they came out and it's still going good and strong now!) and also, they really are good quality and do what they are supposed to do. I also have a few curling irons that I have brought but nothing is as good as this and for me, I wouldn't be able to live without it! 


I would really appreciate if you could 'like' my posts on: 

Do you have a pair of GHD's?

15.6.12

Skincare | My Favourite Spot Treatments


Since spots have started appearing on my face, I have tried so many spot-treatments on my face and have spent countless amount of money on trying to find something that will get rid of these pesky things. I have now found four treatments that I really like and feel as though they do the job so I thought I'd share them with you: 


Proactiv Refining Mask (£10.95 for 70g)
You may have noticed that this product is actually a mask however, it works wonders on getting rid of spots too. This is a clay mask so I apply this just before I go to sleep on the present spots on my face and by the morning, these are very much reduced. I do really like this product as I feel like I can feel it working as it is clay and can be seen on the face (Weird I know!). This isn't drying either which I love. I have also had this for 1 year now and even though I only have a sample size, it has lasted me this long.


Origins Super Spot Remover (£12.00 for 10ml)
This is my most recent find and probably my favourite and this is the one I use every single night. I find this little pot to do such wonders but you have to be aware that it looks tiny but you really need the littlest amount. I find that this one lasts a reasonable amount of time as I got it around February time and I have a little bit left now, however I don't see this to be a problem as it really does get rid of spots quickly! It also doesn't dry your skin out either, it just can't be applied beneath makeup, other wise it makes it peal off however it doesn't make your skin peel!


Liz Earle Spot-On (£8,75 for 6ml)
This is slightly different to the other spot treatments as this is a roller ball application and is also an oil rather than a gel or cream. This treatment seems to run out quicker than all of the rest though so I don't use it as often. This one doesn't get rid of the spot as quickly, however the thing I like about this one is that it moisturises the area so therefore you don't end up with any dry patches at all even if you use it over and over again. Another thing I like is I can use this under my makeup if I let it dry and it doesn't make it peel off!


PanOxyl 10 Aquagel (£3.85 for 50ml)
As you can see, this is much better value for money than all of the rest, however the problem is, this is for severe acne and so it is very drying but amazing if you have acne. The active ingredient in this product is Benzoyl Peroxide and it has a strength of 10%. This is very drying, however, if you use it in moderate amounts, it gets rid of the spots very quickly, leaving behind a small amount of dryness. I use this when I'm fed up of my skin and want things to go back to normal quickly and don't mind putting up with the dryness!


Do you have a favourite spot treatment that you rely on?

12.6.12

Review | Bio Oil

Bio-Oil 60ml - £5.99 
It has to be said, my acne scars are the bain of my life. They constantly annoy me every single time I look in the mirror makeup-less. I have been on the hunt for countless products to try and banish them from my cheeks and slowly but surely, I've made a little progress. 


Bio-Oil is a multi-tasking facial and body oil that combats: Scars, Stretch Marks, Uneven Skin Tone, Ageing Skin and Dehydrated skin. Now for me, I use it to combat my scars and also slightly with the uneven skin tone part. I do really like this product and for the price I think it does a very good job at helping to fade the acne scars on my face. I apply this products every night over my moisturiser and apply 2-3 drops to each cheek and one drop on my chin and then just rub it in. It is also suggested that you can add 4-5 drops into the bath but for me, this obviously isn't needed as my problem areas are on my face. 


The one problem with this product for me is because I have normal-oily skin, using this facial oil, really makes my face feel super oily. Now, this isn't a problem when I go to sleep as I just fall straight asleep, however in the mornings, I have to wash my face immediately when I wake up as it just feels horrible and so so oily! Now this is immediately sorted once I have washed my face but it's just not a very nice feeling to wake up with. 


However, I do really like this product and will continue to use it until my acne scars decide to banish forever (Let's hope!). I do use this in conjunction with the Origins Mega Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum and also, the La Roche-Posay Biomedic Pigment Control and I find that with using all three, my acne scars are starting to fade and diminish. 


What would you use Bio-Oil for?

11.6.12

Beauty | What Make Up I'm Wearing This Week..

I'm a really nosey person so I love looking at what make up other people use each week. I decided to make this a weekly feature on my blog which I will either post on a sunday or a monday of each week. As many of you know, I have now finished school (woo!) so I'm no longer needing to use my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation everyday as I don't need the longevity that it gives at the moment as I'm just at home relaxing with my boyfriend! Therefore these posts are going to be more of a 'shopping my stash' kind of post as these generally aren't things that I use all of the time!


Face Products
Pupa Professionals Face Smoothing Primer:
I have been reaching for this as of late as when my Philosophy Present Primer reached the end of it's rein, I didn't think that anything could fill it's perfect shoes. However, this Italian primer has done quite a good job! I don't really like the fact that it is silicone based but it doesn't bother me too much.

Shideido Sun Protection Foundation SPF 30:
I brought this a while back as a recommendation from Fleur and as she said it was very long lasting, I thought it was right up my street. However, it wasn't quite as good as my Estee Lauder and therefore, it just felt to the back of my stash, but here it is, getting it's much deserved use!

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: 
This is one product that I rarely switch up unless it is for my Estee Lauder concealer. I love it, it's full coverage, doesn't look cakey and lasts such a long time! Perfect.

Face Products Continued..
Elf High Definition Powder: 
This is very similar to my amazing Mac Prep and Primer Transparent Finishing Powder and as I'm not going out really, I don't have a need to use my Mac one at the moment and this is why I'm making use of the elf one for the time being! 

Nars Blusher/Bronzer Trio:
This contains 3 of the most amazing face products that have ever lived and they all look so sublimely perfect against one another. The products included in this little compact are: Nars Orgasm Blusher, Nars Albatross Highlighter and Nars Laguna Bronzer. I love each one of these equally as much and I can't really say much else really, they're just perfect.

Lip Products
Mac Hue Lipstick: 
I picked all Mac lipsticks as they are getting very neglected of late because my Chanel lipsticks are getting all of the usage. I do really like this shade as it's a beautiful milky pink/nude shade. However, I never seem to wear this when I'm at school as I don't feel as thought it suits me as much as brighter colours however I do still like it. 

Mac Syrup Lipstick: 
I brought this one a month or so back when I saw essiebutton wearing it in one of her videos and decided I had to have it. It does have a purpley tinge to it and it is mostly a lighter shade of Plumful Lipstick by Mac. I do like to wear this lipstick even though it is more of a winter shade.

Mac Brave Lipstick: 
Most of you will have known that I showed this in my most recent haul and said that I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not. How the tables have turned, I love it. It's a perfect nude, my lips but better shade and what I love most is that it's a satin formula so doesn't melt and end up outside the lines of your lips!

Eye Products
Mac Devoted Poppy: 6 Classic Eyes Palette: 
This came out with Mac's Christmas Collection in 2009 and I remember buying it from a CCO as it was my first ever Mac product. I don't tend to use the blue and green, sometimes on the lash line but very rarely. I love the left hand side of the palette however and find that they make a beautiful everyday neutral eye.

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara: 
I picked this up in february time but never really touched it as I just had too many mascaras on the go, now that problem doesn't have seemed to lessened but I decided to use it anyhow and I do quite like it. I wouldn't say it gives loads of volume but I just find that it gives a nice natural coating to the lashes. 

Sorry for the long post! 
Do you change up your make up each week?