Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Review: Pixi Overnight Glow Serum

Hi everyone,

I have been using the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum for around six months, and I really enjoy using it as part of my Sunday facial routine. But, I do only use this once a week, as its an intense glycolic serum.

- Exfoliates and soothes the skin overnight
- Reveals a brighter complexion
- Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and fades sun spots over time
- It helps to calm the skin, as its enriched with cucumber and aloe vera
- To nourish the skin it has vitamins A, C and E

The Pixi Overnight Glow Serum is a serum, but with a gel formula, and its also a concentrated serum because it contains 10% glycolic acid and arginine; so it might not be suitable for people with sensitive skin.

The aim of the Pixi Overnight Glow serum is to even out the skin's complexion, as well as making the skin itself look more radiant, and it does all this while you sleep.

This is a lovely, but intensive glycolic serum and this is why I only use it once a week. Also, a little bit goes a long way - no more than two drops of this at the most. The Overnight Glow Serum gets to work straight away, as you feel it tingling once it has been applied. The tingling sensation might feel a bit strange and intense when you first use it, but your skin will slowly get used to it. In the morning when you wake up you still may feel some tingling - nothing to worry about, just make sure that you cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin as normal, and then apply SPF.

The first time I used this the tingling was fairly intense, and I actually ended using a drop or two too much. Because of overdoing it the first time I actually ended up with plumper lips than usual, but this only lasted for around a day at the most. Over the past few months my skin has adapted to using this product, and its also slowly benefiting as well because when I wake up thr following morning my redness seems to have calmed down quite a bit. I've also noticed that my skin seems brighter than what it was before I started the Pixi Glow Serum.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Review: Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel

Hi everyone,

I thought I would review for my cleanser that I'm currently using as part of my morning skincare routine.

I'm currently using the Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel, as part of my morning skincare routine. I haven't been using all that long, but I have been really impressed with this cleanser, which is unusal as I don't really go for cleansing gels.

The aim of this cleanser is to remove impurities from the skin that have been caused by environmental factors such as pollution particles and dust, as well as excess sebum which the skin produces naturally. It also aims to reduce discomfort and prevent the skin from drying out due to using hard water.
  The formula is enriched with mooring, contains no parabans, and is even suitable for sensitive skin. It also contains Vichy Thermal Spa Water.

I really enjoy using this cleanser in the morning, as its quite refreshing. It has a lovely gel consistency, and a little goes a long way. I currently use two pumps of the cleanser to do my entire face, and it seems to be more than enough.
  To use I first wet my face, then message two pumps of the cleanser onto my face, and then slowly add water. By adding some water it will help the cleanser to foam up a little. Once I have cleansed my face I then remove the cleanser with a hot flannel, and I do this a few times just to make sure that I have removed the cleanser completely. Once it has been removed it leaves my face feeling fresh, clean and slightly moisturised.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Review: Elemis Cleanser & Toner

Hi everyone,

I thought I would review for you for my current cleanser and toner, which I'm currently using as part of my night time skincare routine.

Elemis Lime Blossom Cleanser

The Elemis Lime Blossom cleanser is filled with active ingredients, which will help to balance out and repair the skin. The cleanser itself has a lovely light, silky texture, and a little does go a long way. It also has a light fragrance, so it may not be suitable for people who have very sensitive skin. The key ingredients inside the cleanser are vitamin E, lime blossom and Lecithin.

I really like to use this cleanser as a hot cloth cleanser, and it works this way really well. I don't need no more than two pumps to do my entire face. It leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and slightly moisturised. Because its filled with active ingredients it's more beneficial to the skin than other cleansers on the market.

Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner

This is a lovely, gentle purifying toner, and it doesn't contain any alcohol. The toner itself aims to restore the pH balance of the skin. Its also a spray toner, which means you can either spray it onto a cotton pad or just directly onto your face. The toner contains extracts of lavender, Quillja wood and Sweet Betty flower, which leaves the skin feeling clear and fresh.

I really like to use this toner as a spray toner, because its so refreshing and relaxing due to the lavender and this makes it ideal for my night time skincare routine. A few squirts of this and I'm done, but I do have to leave it about 30 seconds before I apply my serum/ oil, as it can leave my face just a little too wet.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Review: Origins 'A Perfect World' Moisturiser

Hi everyone,

I thought I would review for my current daytime moisturiser, which I have been using for the past few months.

This is the moisturiser I'm currentlyusing as part of my morning skincare routine.

The aim of Origins 'A Perfect World' moisturiser is to hydrate the skin, and to also prevent ageing due to its anti-ageing properties.

- Formulated with white tea, which is a potent ingredient to help prevent ageing
- Helps to boost the moisture levels in the skin
- Boosts the skin's moisture barrier
- Helps to hydrate andn firm the skin

The Origins 'A Perfect World' moisturiser has a lovely gel-creme consistency, which also has a non-greasy texture and the moisturiser itself sinks in straight away. Its also worth mentioning that the moisturiser has a very subtle fragrance, which may be ideal for people with sensitive skin types. Also, this moisturiser can be used either day or night.
  On a further note Origins does offer two versions of this moisturiser. They have a gel-creme formula, which is ideal for people with normal/ combination skin, and they have a thicker formula that is suitable for people with drier sky. If your unsure which one to go for, then try and get a sample of both, and then see which one works best for skin type.

On the whole I'm thoughly impressed with this moisturiser, as it seems to have hydrated my skin, especially during the colder months. My skin stays hydrated throughout the entire day amd it feels soft and supple towards the end of the day.

So, if your skin is feeling a little dehydrated then I would strongly recommend that you give this moisturiser a try, as it could make a difference to your skin's overall condition.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Foundation Collection

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share with you my foundation collection, which has gone slightly mental over the last year. Just a brief note to let you know that these are all my high end foundations. I do have a few purse friendly foundations, but they are all from the same brand. 

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in B20

This is a lovely foundation that adds a glow to the skin. It has a light formula, and it also builds up really nice if you need more coverage. I usually wear two thin layers, as I need to cover redness around my nose. If your after a lovely glowing complexion, but nothing OTT then this could be for you. Its also worth mentioning that this is the original formula, because YSL have recently revamped the formula and changed the packaging the slightly.

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4

This is a lovely foundation to wear on an everyday basis, as it offers a semi-matte finish. It has a slightly thicker formula than the YSL Touche Eclat foundation, and it also offers buildable coverage. This foundation also doesn't contain any SPF, which makes it ideal if your going to be photographed at an event.

Dior Star Foundation

This is another gorgeous foundation that offers a lovely semi-matte finish. But, this does contain SPF and it photographs nicely with no flashback. It also offers staying power. I had this foundation on for around 10-15 hours and it didn't budge until I took it off. The shade I originally brought was 020, but because how impressed I was with the formula; I went out and purchased 010, which is my winter shade. Having two shades of the same foundation is a very rare thing for me, as its something I never do.

Guerlain Meteroites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Make Up in 2 Light/ Clair

I didn't get this this to use as a foundation, but more as a base for my main foundation to even out my complexion a little bit and to counteract some of my redness.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in 2

This is a more natural looking foundation, and acts more of a second skin. It has a light/ medium formula. It offers a lovely semi-matte finish, and its great for using everyday or as an occassion foundation. Also, a little bit of this goes a long way; one pump of this and it does my entire face and gets rid of any redness.

Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral Foundation in 108

This is the only mineral foundation that I own, and its ideal to wear during the daytime, as its so light. It offers a semi-matte finish and it also builds up quite nicely. Staying power also isn't that bad providing that you use a primer underneath it.

I hope that you have ebjoyed reading about my foundation collection, and if any of them interest you then try and get a sample to see if it works for you and your skintype.