27.1.13

Sunday Bedside Pamper


On my face tonight is one of the most raved about products, Ren Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask and if I'm honest, I can't quite make up my mind about it. I do like the results and how it makes my skin look after I've used it, however, when it's on my skin, it really does sting! I will defiantly do a full review soon when I've got a full opinion.

The few origins products in the above photo are the skincare products that I use on an everyday basis, they're all part of the Mega Mushroom Range. Firstly is the Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream, this is a lovely product as it's a lovely thick cream that I use both in the morning and evening, it's perfect! Next is Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Serum, this is a nice serum but I have preferred others, such as the Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Serum. Also popping in there on the right hand side is the Super Spot Remover, and at this time of the month when those pesky few spots pop up, this is exactly what I need! It does wonders and in my eyes, is the only spot treatment worth paying for!

My two lip pampering products are Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub which I absolutely love, I love the fresh minty scent and taste and also love how great it is at just getting rid of the pesky bit's of dry skin! Hand in hand with that is the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm, which is great for using overnight and waking up in the morning with lovely lips! I have really noticed the results of this as last night I didn't use this and I woke up with horribly chapped lips so this defiantly works!

A product that I've just recently reviewed is the Soap and Glory Endless Glove Hand Mask  (Review) so I won't talk about this that much but it's a really luxurious product to use and makes you feel ultra pampered! 

Lastly is the Superdrug Cranberry and Pomegranate Body Butter, now this is a bold claim but I would say these are better than the Body Shop Body Butters and at more than half the price, they're a bargain! I love how thick these body butters are and I can't explain how good they smell! This is defiantly going to be in my January Favourites! 

Hope you all had a lovely pampered sunday!

18.1.13

My Favourite Brushes


Brushes are the one thing that in my opinion, change the way your make up not only goes on but how well it stays on and how it benefits the way your skin looks, so to me, finding the right brushes is so important! 

One of my most used brushes is definatly the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Core Collection. This is perfect at buffing in foundation and has been a cult favourite on youtube and also on blogs. This brush is great for most skin types, however if you have very dry skin, I wouldn't recommend this as much as a buffing or stippling brush like this can buff into the dry patches on your skin and make them flake up. However, for the majority of people, this is fantastic at developing a really great flawless foundation base.

This is a newly founded brush and it's the Real Techniques Contour Brush which is also from the Core Collection. This is absolutely amazing for contouring your cheekbones with products such as Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (Review). However, my main purpose for this brush is for applying my under eye concealer, I really enjoy using this as I get quite dry under eye's and this just buffs the concealer in in such a flawless way and doesn't create any dry patches for me! 

This is the brush I use to apply my blusher and It's made by a brand that is not so often talked about, Kirkland Brushes, this brand is available in Costco stores and also online in certain places. Their brushes are great quality, usually come in sets and are reasonably priced. I use quite a few brushes from this make and this is one of my favourites. It's neither too big nor too small and as it is angled, it creates a fantastic flexibility for applying blusher.

This brush is again from Kirkland Brushes and this is the brush that I use to apply my finishing powder, it's just a really nice fluffy powder brush that I love to sweep over my face at the end of my makeup routine just to finish everything off. This brush is nothing special but I like the fact that it's not scratchy on my face, nor does it shed any hairs.

Lastly are my eye brushes. First on the left is again a brush from Kirkland Brushes and it is just a simple brush for applying a swipe of colour all over the lid. I enjoy this brush but again, it is nothing too special but it does it's job and it gives a nice colour pay off. 

In the middle is a MAC 222 Brush. This is not a real MAC brush as when I first started out in makeup, I brought one of the fake MAC brush kits off of eBay and even though the face brushes were incredibly awful, the eye brushes were of a great quality and have stood me in very good stead! I love this brush and I would say it's my favourite out of every brush I own, it applies colour into the crease amazingly and just seemingly blends out the colour! I love it!  

Last on the right is a Crown Deluxe Crease Brush, I purchased this from IMATS two years ago and I still love it. It's amazing for blending out colour in the crease that I've gone slightly overboard on and it really helps to create a look. I would really recommend this brush to anyone. 

Also, some honourable mentions for beauty tools are also my beauty blender as I love applying my foundation with this also. Also, I enjoy using cosmetic pads to apply my powder throughout the day onto my skin as I find it prolongs my makeup longer this way!

13.1.13

Soap & Glory Endless Glove Hand Mask

This is a peculiar product for me and like nothing I have ever tried before. What's a hand mask I hear you ask? Well, It's an extremely moisturising and very luxurious product that just makes you feel superior. 

I got this for christmas in a set along with Hand Food (which is a well known favourite of mine!) a nail file and a pair of night gloves. I think it was around £16 from boots in part of their christmas sets. This product interested me the most out of the set as you apply this and then put the gloves on for an overnight treatment. 

I have eczema on some of my fingers and I usually have to use prescribed cream from the doctors but being able to use this a few times a week has been great as it not only has fixed the eczema but also made everything else super moisturised!  

I do love the infamous Hand Food as well and I would recommend to use these as a pair, to have the Hand Food in your bag and keep this for a lovely overnight treatment as with the two of them, you'll never have dry hands again!

10.1.13

Nivea Express Hydration Primer

One of my most used products at the moment is Nivea Express Hydration Primer and I'm incredibly shocked at how great it really works!

There are two different types of this primer in the range, this one which is aimed at Normal and Combination skin and one that is aimed at Dry and Sensitive skin. I'm now glad I have this one as this is moisturising enough and I feel as though the other one would've been too much for my skin.

The consistency of these are amazing, it's a very lightweight cooling cream which blends perfectly into the skin. To apply, it feels amazing as your skin is given such a nice glow and burst of moisture. 

The primer is also fantastic at prolonging the wear of my makeup throughout the day which is great as thats it's main purpose! I love the fact that even though it retails at £4.99, it still works as though it would've been a high end product. 

I'm extremely happy with the results of this product and I would strongly recommend it if you're looking for a little bit more moisture under your makeup and more longevity! However, if you've got more of an oily skin type, it won't be as fantastic.