Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bath & Unwind Haul - Jan 2014

I decided the other week to place an order with Bath & Unwind for some products that I've had my eye for a good few months, as well as a repurchase of my favourite cleanser.

If you would like to visit the Bath & Unwind website is www.bathandunwind.co.uk

Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk 400ml £19
I've been using this cleanser since last September, & I love it. I don't use this to remove any of my make up, but I do use this as part of my everyday skincare routine. The cleanser itself is really light and hydrating, and my skin seems to love it. Also, I've never had any problems with it. Because my skin likes it so much I've gone ahead and brought another bottle of it.

Moroccan Oil Light 25ml £15-16
I've been torn with buying this for months. So, I've decided that I would purchase a small bottle of Moroccan Oil, just to see how it goes. I went for the light formula, as my hair is quite fine, but there's loads of it.

Alpha H Liquid Gold £31.50
I've been wanting to try this for ages, but I've never got around to buying it. The Alpha H Liquid Gold is a chemical exfoliator which uses Glycolic acid. I know it sounds scary, but I quite liked the idea of how this worked.

Dr Bronner's Liquid Magic Soap in Peppermint £5.49
I got this to use as a make up brush cleaner, as I'd heard really good reviews about it. I went for the peppermint scent, as it seemed the most appealing for what I wanted to use it for.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

My Emergency Facial

Here's the products that I use for when my skin decides to go a bit haywire. 
This could be due to the changing seasons, introducing new products into my skincare routine or my skin is just having a moment to play up.

REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk
This cleansing milk is formulated for sensitive skin, so its extremely gentle. It also makes the skin feel calm & soothed. Also, as an added bonus it contains no chemical nasties such as parabens, sulphates & mineral oil.

Simple Soothing Toner
I use this as my everyday facial toner. It doesn't sting or burn my skin. This toner is extremely gentle, & it makes my skin feel refreshed & clean. This toner contains two vitamins; which are pro vitamins B5 & B3, as well as three skin loving ingredients; which are chamomile, witch hazel & allantoin.

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser
I brought this as a back up moisturiser, just in case I ran out of my usual moisturiser. It's quite light in texture, but I find that it leaves my skin with a slight film over it. But, apart from that it does hydrate the skin nicely & its good enough for a skin emergency. It contains two vitamins; which are pro vitamin B5 & vitamin E; as well as two skin loving ingredients. The skin loving ingredients are glycerin & borage seed oil.

Boots Teatree & Witch Hazel Shine Control Day Moisturiser
This is the moisturiser I use when I have a bit of a breakout, & it does clear it up. It works by drying out the spot. I use this as an overnight moisturiser. It does take a few nights to work, but to me its worth it.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

2013 Favourites

Welcome to my second post of 2013 favourites, & these are the ones which I've chosen as a few little extra add ons.

Diptyque Mimosa Candle
I was on the look out for a gorgeous smelling candle that I could burn throughout early Spring, & with a little help I discovered this little beauty. This scent is divine, & the scent throw is amazing. I like this candle as its a mixture of fruity & floral notes, & too me this candle is perfect; as it makes the room smell just like a cocktail. Delicious

Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne
I absolutely adore this fragrance,as it isn't the typical Roses that you see in every store.
The middle note of the fragrance is roses, but not just one type of rose; but a blend of twelve different varieties of roses from around the globe. The bottom note is honeycomb, & too me this is the note which makes all the difference; as it sweetens the scent of the roses, while at the same time making a more sophicated.
Notes: Top - Lemon, Middle - Roses, Bottom - Honey

Thierry Mugler's Angel Perfume
This has quickly become one of my favourite fragrances to wear, as it gets worn at least once a week. I've only had this in my fragrance collection for a few months, & I Just love it. Its one of them fragrances that make me feel warm & cosy every time I wear it.
Notes: Bergamot, sweet red fruits, vanilla, caramel, chocolate & patchouli

Victoria's Secret Pure Daydream Body Butter
I love this for two reasons. The first one is the scent, as it smells heavenly. The fragrance of Pure Daydream is pearl orchid & pink currant. Secondly, because it feels really thick & luxurious when I apply it, but it sinks in straight away. I like to use this after I've come out of the shower, as it makes me feel a little bit more cosy. Also, the scent lingers for a while after its been applied.

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Strengthening Intensive Mask
I've only used this a couple of times, but every time I have used it I've noticed how soft & silky my hair is afterwards. The best way I have found to apply this is just like a normal conditioner, but I use it just on the ends of my hair. Also, a little bit goes a long way and its best used once a week.

Trevor Sorbie Volume Leave-In Conditioner
I've only used this a couple of times, but I did notice a difference when I didn't use this. After my hair has dried naturally I will then spray this onto the ends & then brush it through, & it does make make a difference. As it gives my hair a bit of volume, & also a conditioning boost. Love, love, love!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

2013 Beauty Favourites

Welcome back everybody to the first post of 2014. I all hope that you had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
I'm going to kick off 2014 with my 2013 beauty favourites.

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in B20
I really like this foundation, as a little bit goes a long way. I love this foundation because it gives my complexion a gorgeous glow; while at the same time it still looks very natural. Also, this foundation itself has a very lightweight gel texture & it applies really smooth.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15
This is a gorgeous concealer, & a little bit goes a long way. I use this concealer to cover up any blemishes and/ or redness. I also apply this before I use any foundation, as well as giving my skin a lovely look.

NARS Laguna Bronzer
This is my most used bronzer, & I love it; as it just gives my complexion a bit of warmth without looking orange. It does have a slight shimmer too it, but I've never had an issue with it. Its just a great all round bronzer that would suit most skin tones.

Rimmel Scandeleyes Eyeliner in 004 Taupe
I like this eyeliner as its a really neutral shade, & due to my eyes being brown; it just makes them pop.

MAC Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black
This mascara works wonders for my lashes, as it lengthens & separates them with ease. But, I have been informed on a number of occasions that I have really long eyelashes; so maybe the reason why this mascara works so well for me.

Revlon Lash Potion Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black
I got this mascara to take on holiday with me, as I wanted a nice waterproof mascara & it did serve me well while I was away. The waterproof mascara just gives the lashes a nice, natural look, as well as not budging until I took my make up off at night.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in 13 Pink in Paris
I like lipstick as its a lovely natural pink shade, & because it leaves a gorgeous glossy finish to the lips. I also really like the formula of these lipsticks, as they are lightweight & moisturising.

Urban Decay Deslick Make Up Setting Spray
This stuff is amazing, & I love it. Once I have sprayed this to set my make up it doesn't move all day. I first use this even before I start applying my make up, then again once I have done my base make up i.e) concealer, foundation & bronzer, & then time once my make up is complete.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
This is the best foundation brush I've ever come across & its budget friendly. The brush itself is densely compact & domed-shaped, & the bristles are synthetic as well as being really soft. I also love how easily it can blend out my foundation, as well as achieving a gorgeous finish.

Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
This cleansing milk is just lovely, as well as being very light. But, its hydrating at the same time. I like to use this as a hot cloth cleanser, & after using this my skin feels really soft. As an added bonus, it contains no chemical nasties.

Simple Soothing Toner
I brought this as I was looking for a toner that didn't contain any alcohol, but also doesn't sting & burn my skin. The Simple toner contains no alcohol, & its lovely to use after my cleanser; as it doesn't strip my skin of its natural oils.