When It comes to skincare, I’m pretty lazy. I don’t have a fancy 17-product routine that I do every night because Lets be honest, It’s just not very realistic. Half the time I’m so tired I can’t even open my eyes to look in the mirror, Let alone apply a mountain of products. I must say though, It has improved over the years. I used to just use some simple makeup wipes and that was my “routine” done. I soon realised as I grew up it was doing me no favours. So nowadays I like to still make sure my skin is clean and moisturised, But not too much. I think most products nowadays are just gimmicky. It’s all well and good having an extremely good expensive serum, But does it really do anything different? Half the time it doesn’t, You’re just paying for the brand.
I’m always on the lookout for something to make things easier when it comes to my skincare, Cutting corners as they say. So when I come across the Formula 10.0.06 So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser, I knew that I’d love it. It’s a 2 in 1 cleanser and toner which is for oily/spot prone skin. I’ve tried alot from there range and I have loved everything so far. So I had high expectations for this, and it didn’t disappoint! It’s meant to wipe away dirt, oil and impurities leaving healthy and clear skin which I’d say It certainly does. I use this as a second cleanse after using an oil cleanser and you can still see something on the pad after using this. It feels so refreshing aswell, It feels like it been in the fridge all night when you use it. It just feels so cooling.
I wouldn’t recommend this to those of you that have sensitive skin as it can sting a little on any dry patches and spots. It does contain alcohol which is good for those of you with any blemishes or oily skin, but may be bit harsh on sensitive skin. I used to use another normal cleanser as my second cleanse, Just your typical gel cleanser, but now all I need to do is splash some of this onto a cotton pad and wipe away the oil and nasties from my skin and presto. Done. This week I have had a few blemishes on my face, Not joking I was literally growing another Millie on the side of my face, But a few uses of this and It has now disappeared. If you have oily skin or suffer from acne or even just odd spots, then go check this out and also just check the whole range out, I love this brand so much. It’s changed my skincare game forever. You can pick it up for £8.99 from Boots for a 200ml bottle, Which is pretty affordable compared to other brands.
I’ve been really getting into skin care at the minute. For a while I just couldn’t be arsed with it, I took my makeup off and just shoved a moisturiser on, Usually a Simple one or something, However recently my skin went though bit of a rough patch. I kept breaking out, It was kinda dry in some places like my nose which I think was caused by a stupid cold and then its oily in all the other places on my face, Of course. so yeah I saw this in TK MAX and immediately I wanted it. I actually left it on the shelf because i wasn’t sure if it was good for oily/spot prone skin so I left it, Went home and googled the hell out of it. I found a few people raving about how amazing it was for they oily skin so I went back and picked it up. It’s normally £22 but It was discount in TK MAX to £10, Absolute bargain. I was a little apprehensive not gunna lie, I was scared it would make my skin worse. I cleansed as normal and applied 3-4 drops onto the centre of my hands, Rubbed together to warm it up and patted into my face. I also pat with oils, I never rub because I hate dragging my skin and tugging at it. It feels so much nicer to pat. The texture of this oil is not what I was expecting at all. I’d class it as a dry oil, which is good for me, ’cause I’m an oily skin girl and I don’t need anymore oil on this face. It’s not exactly easy to apply, As it’s slightly dry It feels like its drying really quick so You can’t work it in like other oils, But again, Good for me, I like stuff that sinks in quickly so you’re not left with a slippy face, If that’s even a thing..It turns out that this oil works wonders on oily skin. It cleared up my spots and I haven’t had any since which is seriously good for my skin. It doesn’t feel oily at all, My skin stays fairly matte though-out the day which usually doesn’t happen at all, I turn into an oily mess by 10am. It seems to have balanced out my skin and It’s just looks so much more healthier. Also my redness around my nose and cheeks seems alot better which I think it down to the main ingredient, Rosehip oil. If you hadn’t already guessed by the name..Thank you PAI for making an oil for oily skin that actually works!
If you saw my last post, Then you’ll know recently I lost all of my content from the past couple of months (blog post here If you wanna know why). I’ve tried to get it back but It won’t let me ’cause it sucks. So I’ve decided to put together a post on all my favourites over the past couple of months to keep you up to date on what I’ve been loving. To be completely honest this isn’t everything because if it was you would be reading this post tomorrow morning and no one likes a rambler. So here’s a few things from the past couple of months worth a mention.
Of course, I had to have bit of Kat V D in here. If you don’t already know (if you don’t where have you bloody been) Kat Von D Launched her beauty line in Debenhams, Here in the UK. I’ve been staring at this palette in particular for quite some time on the Sephora website. I do love bit of contour and It lived up to what I had hoped it would be. the colours are perfect for my skin tone, I’ve already hit pan on a few!
Well Real Techniques knew exactly what they was doing with this one didn’t they? Putting marble on a beauty sponge. It’s obvious if you obsessed with marble you’ll love this. I’ve been using it for a few months now as the good ol’ beauty blender was getting bit grubby and old so I needed a new one. This one was perfect! It blending base in really well and you can get in all those nooks and crannies to blend everything in nicely.
The makeup trend of the year, Oval Brushes. I don’t know about you but I wasn’t keen on buying an artis brush set for £284, I can just about justify anything but not that. So when revolution launched these recently I snapped them up. They are such amazing quality and they blend so well. I use these for contouring and base because they are the perfect size for applying contour. Really Impressed with these.
Everyone loves a facemask. It’s so nice to just sit down and relax and nothing feels nicer than a good facemark when you’re trying to wind down after a stressful day. I’ve been alternating between all three and they have done wonders for my face. I don’t particularly like the smell but I can see past that, My skin seems to love them and what my skin says, Goes.
Another skin care favourite. I’ve always been a big fan of cleansing oils. I’ve tried quite a few and liked all of them but never really went back to them. But this one I will! It doesn’t break me out, It feels so silky and moisturising to apply and It removes all of my make up in one go. Oh and it smells like oranges. It’s just everything I’d ask for in a cleansing oil. Will definitely repurchase.
So thats nearly everything I’ve been loving for the past couple of months. like I said, They are more but It would take ages to write a blog post on all of them…. What have you been enjoying this month?
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I’ve been feeling quite under the weather recently. (hence why i havnt posted in a week! I have flu at the moment I’m surrounded by a sea of tissues and I can’t really hear much either. It’s say to say I needed a pick me up. What’s better at cheering you up than a trip to boots? So that’s exactly what I did! I originally went to pick up the new Loreal Pure Clay Masks but ended up getting a little more…..
I didn’t really need another Matte lip product. I have waayyy to many, but most of them are nude colours. I picked up this colour called Orange Shot from the Maybeline stand and I thought it looked like the perfect summer colour. Not that we are having much of a summer at the moment but oh well. can’t wait to try this.
You can pick it up here
I also picked up this Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner to match the Matte Liquid Lipstick as i don’t have a red lipliner and I have tried a nude colour from this range before and it was super creamy and you could also just use it all over the lip and it lasts ages.
You can pick it up here
Recently I smashed my beloved Urban Decay beach bronzer which I was so gutted about, I decided I’d pick this one up because I didn’t have a back up. It’s the Bourjois Chocolate bronzer. I have tried this one before and really liked it so I thought I’d get it again, Plus this packaging is cuuuttee.
You can pick it up here
Next I went to the collection Stand and picked up my favourite eyeliner. I won’t waffle on too much about this as I literally go on about it all the time but its amazing! I don’t think I’d want to use any other liquid eyeliner. It’s super black, has good staying power and easy to use. OOO and cheap.
You can get it here
Now onto the most exciting new items for Loreal. The pure clay masks. I saw the advert on these during the week and I was looking for a new mask so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I had intended picking up all three as they have a charcoal one too but my local boots had sold out! So I settled for these two. The purity one and the Glow one. I seriously cannot wait to try these, I might actually try them tonight and try and make myself look and feel more alive.
You can get it here
The last thing I picked up was from Superdrug. Again I went to boots to see if they had the boreal charcoal mask but they didn’t have any either but I did find this from the Revolution Stand. I have a cream contour kit but never a powder one with various different shades in. I think that I’d get the most use out the banana shade and all the two middle colours on the bottom row. But we shall see….
You can get it here
Lets hope I can get rid of this flu ASAP, Trust me to get flu in the middle of summer!
The trend of the year has to be the matte lip. Everyones loving’ it. Even though matte lips have always been a thing, It’s soon becoming one of 2016’s top trends. I believe Kylie Jenner has had a big impact on the trend although you can’t blame her,They do look gorgeous. So as my preferred lip option is usually a liquid lipstick i thought today I would talk about my top 4 picks. (just a head’s up, They are all the same colour, But hey who cares!)
Ahh, the balm. Creators of funky packaging and also great makeup. I love these! They apply so nicely, The smell kinda minty and they don’t budge! They are slightly more drying than other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried and you can definitely feel them which some people might not like but they make my lips look so smooth and super matte so I can deal with that. Not to mention the packaging, A* Again goes to The Balms Packaging. You can get it here for £13.50.
A classic! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme. This liquid lipstick does exactly what is says on the tin. It’s soft, It’s matte and It’s creamy. Everything you look for in a Liquid lipstick. It’s dries matte pretty much instantly so great if you in a rush and can’t be arsed to wait for it to dry, Pretty much me everyday of the week. And now its easier to get your hands on it! It available in boots and luckily its in my local one! But if you’re not as lucky, You can get it here for £5.50.
Next up is the newly released Jouer Long Wear Liquid Lipstick Mermaid Edition. A super Creamy, comfortable and darn right gorgeous Liquid Lipstick. This Limited edition one is a matte metallic although you can get your standard mattes from Jouer aswell. This liquid lipstick is super long wearing, I could probably eat a full roast dinner and it would still be clinging on to my lips perfectly. It’s really comfortable to wear aswell so I could wear it all day and not get irritated by the feel of it. It comes in at £14 from here so not the cheapest of the bunch but definitely worth it!
Last but by no means least is the one that’s slightly different from the others, Revlons Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour. It’s a slightly different formal to the others. It applies like a lip gloss. It’s shiny and wet and it does take a while to dry, But I actually like it. It’s moisturising and creamy so you’re not left with super dry lips that have shrivelled into prunes by the end of the day. Not too expensive either from here for £8.99.
Long live the liquid lipstick trend!
I’ve having abit of a hair crisis at the moment. We’ve fallen out and not on talking terms because it just won’t listen to me. I want it to do one thing, It wants to do another. Whilst browsing the isles of Tesco the other day for some tea, I noticed this newish range from Tresemme, It’s the Perfectly Undone Range. When It comes to hair, I don’t like it all sleek and shiny. I usually opt for a ‘bed head’ look. Sometimes on purpose, Sometimes…Not. So I picked this up along with a curry for tea, of course! this product has really helped me and my hair see eye to eye. I’ve tried my salt sprays and various products that claim to give you ‘effortlessly beautiful beach waves’ But it never really works. One of them being the very expensive bumble and bumble Salt spray which was Meh, okay, But not amazing. Don’t get me wrong I used it all up, It was £24, Of course I was going to, But I didn’t repurchase. This is a fraction of the price and I think its amazing! I scrunched the mousse like consistency into my damp hair and left to dry and It left my hair looking, well, Perfectly Undone. Least it’s done what it says unlike most products! What I like most is it gives it so much texture! My hair normally gives up on life after washing and becomes floppy and lifeless so you can’t do anything with it, It refuses. But this seems to add texture and a little hold also. However, I do think if you over did it, You could possibly end up with crispy hair, So use it sparingly. Less is more, After all. I did this on saturday and It’s still going pretty well and still has so much texture. I think I need to go and pick up the rest of the range aswell now! You can pick it up here for around £3.95 at sale price so if you want to check it out, Do it before they go up to £5.78!