Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Review: First aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Hi everyone,

Sorry that they was no blog post last week, but I was feeling a little 'under the weather' and not 100%.

I would like to review the First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream, which is an absolute gem of a product.

This product is recommended for anyone who has really dry skin due to the cold Winter weather, and its also recommended for the following skin conditions:-
- Atoptic dermatitis
- Irritant eczema
- Allergic eczema
- Karatosis Pilaris

The Ultra Repair Cream has a range of beneficial skin ingrediants such as colloidal oatmeal, Shea butter, eucalypus oil and ceramides. As well as containing the FAB antioxident booster, and this contains ingrediants such as liquorice root, feverfew and white tea; and the helps to protect the skin from environmental damage. The Ultra Repair Cream is also formulated without any chemical nasties such as parabens, sulphites, and phthalates, as well as no harsh chemicals and colourants.

Its also great to use for all skin types, but it does have a faint scent of eucalyptus. As well as being a multi-use product. 

I really like to use this before I go to bed as a hand cream, as its exceptionally good at rehydrating dry, chapped hands. I only ever use a tiny amount at any one time. I don't know how it does it, but when I wake up the following morning my hands are back to normal.

So, if any of your hand creams aren't working for you; I'd recommend you giving this a go if you can get hold of it. I got my shipped from Sephora in the US, and I already have a back up ready to go. 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Best of 2014 - Part Two

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the concluding part of my 'Best of 2014' posts. 

The Body Shop Cool & Creamy Facial Wash
This is stuff is fantastic if you want to give your face a super though clean, as it literally Spring cleans your pores. It also doesn't strip the skin of its natural moisture. Also, its really good for people who have either oily or acne prone skin; due to it containing salicylic acid and tea tree oil. This is also really refreshing to use as it has a cooling effect on the skin. I'd recommend you use this every other day if you have either oily or acne prone skin, and once a week if you have normal/ combination skin; just so you can give face a through clear out.

Label M Protein Spray
The Label M Protein Spray is good all-rounder, as it protects the hair from UV rays, provides a bit of moisture back into the hair, as well as protecting it from damage from heat styling tools. It also improves the health of the hair with continuous use.

Alpha H Liquid Gold
Alpha H Liquid Gold is a resurfacing treatment, which can be used every other night; if your skin can tolerate it. It helps to combat hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, as well as tightening enlarged pores. I usually do once a week before I go bed, after I have cleansed and toned my skin, but I don't moisturise my skin as it weakens the overall effect of Liquid Gold.

GlamGlow Tinglefoliate Face Mask
This is my little once a week pamper treat for my face, and I love it. I just leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then I take it off using a warm face cloth. Once it has been removed my skin feels super soft, and not stripped of any moisture.

Benefit Be Potent Eye Cream
I got this as a sample in my beauty box, and I was a little skeptical about trying this as I'm not a huge fan of Benefit products. But this surpised me, as I really enjoy this, especially before bed. It has a very subtle cooling effect around the eye area.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
I really adore this palette, due to the shades being all matte and warm-toned. This is a fabulous palette to use on an everyday basis, due to being very versitile. Also, the Urban Decay eyeshadows in general are brilliant if you have sensitive eyes.

Marc Jacobs Daisy EDP
I discovered this little beauty during early Spring, and I love wearing it; especially during the Spring & Summer months. The EDP has a decent scent payoff unlike its EDT sister. If you like Daisy EDT form, but your finding that the scent isn't staying on long, then I'd recommend that you give this one a whirl. Its one of my favourite scents to wear during the warmer months of the year.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Serum
I've not been using this that long, but my skin definatly noticed a difference in the morning after using this the night before. My skin was extremely hydrated the following morning, due to the serum containing hyaluronic acid. Its really nice to use diring the colder months of the year.

Sure Maximum Protection 48 Hour Deodorant in Confidence
I discovered the Sure Maximum Protection 48 hour deodorant around early Spring, and this really works. But, you don't use this like your usual deodorant as you apply before you go to bed. The scent is of this one is very fresh and floral, which is another thing I enjoy about this product. One of these will last me around 3 - 5 months, so I don't paying the slightly higher price tag.

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
Another winner from the Body Shop in my opinion, as this is a fantastic body butter to use during the colder months of the year, due to it being quite thick in texture, but at the same time extremely hydrating. It does have a mild musky scent to it, which I'm not over keen on; but I'm willing to overlook that as its such a good body butter.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Best of 2014 - Part One

Hi everyone,

I'm going to kick off 2015 with a Best of 2014 round up, and this will be in two parts. I hope you all had a fabulous New Year.

This was the first Micellar water that I'd tried, and I really enjoyed using it. It's fantastic at getting rid of all the pollutants that my face picked up through out the day, as well as getting rid of any last bits of make up after cleansing.

Simple Soothing Toner
This is a really gentle, but basic toner; as well as being cheap and cheerful. I've gone through one bottle of this, and I'm currently working on my second bottle. If your struggling to find a nice gentle, but don't fancy paying an expensive price tag then have a look into this one, as its natural and it also doesn't have no chemical nasties in the ingredients.

Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
This is my second bottle of this and I've been working through this during 2014, and I still haven't been able to finish it. It's really gentle and soothing on the skin, and its also formulated using grape water. I really like to use this as a hot cloth cleanser, and it really works for me.

Aveda Scalp Benefits Shampoo
This is my second bottle of this, and I really enjoy using this to give my hair a really good cleanse. This is like a treat for my hair, as it is quite expensive. I only purchase one bottle a year, as one bottle of this will last me the entire year.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (new formula)
This stuff works wonders for me skin during the night. I really enjoy putting this on before my moisturiser, and just let it sink into the skin for a minute or so. The following morning after using this it seems to have given my skin a bit of a pick me up.

Body Shop Silky Camomile Cleansing Oil
This is great at removing make up at the end of the day, and it does it effortlessly with very little ease. I'd recommend you giving this a go instead of using make up wipes, as there's no tugging or pulling as you message it into your skin, and then emulsify it using warm water. To finish off you then just take it off using a warm flannel. Its also extremely gentle on the skin, and suitable for all skin types.

Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel
I really enjoyed using this shower gel during the Summer months, as its so zesty and reviving. Perfect for a summer morning pick me up. If you enjoy the scent of oranges, then you might like this.

Geogio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
This foundation has a semi-matte finish, and it also doesn't have SPF; so its ideal if you want to wear this foundation on a night out. The foundation itself has a light formula, but a medium coverage, and you can also build it up if you want to. 

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
This foundation has a luminous finish, but not enough to make you look like a glitter ball, as well as having SPF. The foundation has a light to medium formula, as well as medium coverage. You can also build the coverage up. Its nice to wear on a night out, but it could cause a bit of flash back from cameras due to the SPF.

Ojon Restorative Treatment Plus Hair Mask
This is great if you want to give your hair a bit of a pamper, but it is on the expensive side; but you do only need to small amount. I love to use this when my hair is feeling a little dry. It says you can leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse it out; but I've left on a few hours as a deep treatment, and my hair was really nice afterwards. 

I hope that you really enjoyed reading the first part of my 'Best of 2014' rundown. Part two will be up next week.