Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Pixi Roadshow with Caroline Hirons & Amanda Bell

Hi everyone,

I went to the Pixi Roadshow on the 28th October 2016, which was being held inside Marks and Spencer in Manchester.

I was booked in for my skincare consultation and mini makeover for 11am with Amy.
During the skincare consultation Amy talked to me about the benefits of every product she used on my skin, as well as the ingredients featured in each of the products. Amy also spoke to me about the benefits of double cleansing the skin.

Skincare Consultation Steps
Pixi Cleansing Balm - messaged into the skin and then removed with a wet flannel
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser - applied through my T-zone, left on for around 30 seconds
Pixi Glow Tonic - used to removed the Glow Mud Cleanser
Pixi Glow Mist - used to tone my face
Pixi H2O Skindrink & Glowtion DayDrew Moisturisers - one pump of the Pixi H2O Skindrink to a small drop of Glowtion DayDrew to hydrate my skin, as well as to give it a glow
Pixi Eye Elixir - applied all around my eye area

Next up was the mini makeover. Amy again talked me through every product she used, as well as her favourite products and what would work best for my skin.

Mini Makeover Steps
1) Flawless & Poreless Primer
2) H2O Skintint in 2
3) Concealer Concentrate
4) CC Powder in 2
5) Multibalm in Baby Petel (applied as a blush)
6) Eye Pencil in Opal (applied all over the lid)
7) Eye Pencil in Sage Gold (used to line the lash line)
8) Gel Brow Pencil in Medium (used to fill in my brows)
9) Lash Primer & Large Lash Mascara (layered on the lashes)
10) Multibalm in Baby Petel (applied to the lips) followed by Lip Lift Max in Sheer Rose (applied as a gloss)

Amy from Pixi & myself

Once I had my skincare consultation & mini makeover, it was then time for the first Q&A session with Caroline Hirons and Amanda Bell.
During the Q&A we found out stuff like how long have Caroline and Amanda have known each other, favourite Pixi products, one item that they would take on a desert island, benefits of double cleansing, backstage secrets and also seasonal make up and how to wear it.

The skincare queen Caroline Hirons & myself

After the Q&A had finished the audience could have a one to one with Caroline and Amanda.
So, I spoke to Caroline as I had been having some dryness issues around my nose area for around two weeks, and I had tried everything to get rid of it and nothing was working. It turns out that the problem was with my current skincare routine. I'm now slowly in the process of revamping my skincare routines.
Caroline was really lovely to talk too, and she has a wealth of skincare knowledge and skincare product knowledge at her disposal.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Review: Pai Sea Aster & Wild Oak Instant Calm Redness Serum

Hi everyone,

I have been the Pai Sea Aster & Wild Oak Instant Calm Redness Serum ever since I had finished the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, & I must say that I'm really impressed with this serum because it does reduce redness overnight.

I use one pump of the Instant Calm Redness Serum after I have cleansed & toned my face, but before I go in with my Pai Rosehip Oil.

- Restores calm & confidence to reactive skin
- Reduces the appearance of redness caused by flushing & Rosacea by 27%
- Stimulates skins natural production of collagen & elastin to plump the skin & smooth appearance of lines
- Ultra calming Sea Aster actively inhibits the molecules that causes the skin to flare & strengthens surface blood vessels helping to alleviate redness
- Wild Oak is a natural anti-histermine & anti-inflammatory to help repair damaged skin, while Hyaluronic acid intensively hydrates skin to help maintain tone & suppleness

This is one serum which I would recommend if you have redness or Rosacea, because it does take the redness down a lot overnight. Its also a natural & cruelty free serum, so if your in need of a natural and cruelty free serum then it may be worth having a look into this.

Sorry this post has gone out a day later than usual, but I've had a minor scheduling problem which is why it didn't live yesterday as planned.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Review: Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Booster

Hi everyone,

I have been using the Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Booster for the past few months, and I'm really liking it. The Truth Serum Collagen Booster forms part of my morning skincare routine.


- High powered Vitamin C complex helps to smooth out lines & wrinkles, & prevents further damage
- Loaded with antioxidants to fight off environmental aggressors & moisture binding ingredients to keep the skin nourished & protected
- Aromatic serum is absorbed instantly & penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin to provide long term results
- Sensitive skin prone to irritation will benefit immensely from the calming properties of the oil free serum


Grapefruit & Orange Extract - Purifying, astringent & brightening
Green Tea Extract - Protects against damage with antioxidents
Rosehip Extract - Repairs & strengthens with concentrated Vitamin C
Sodium Hyaluronate - Binds moisture to the skin
Vitamin C - Calms, heals & strengthens collagen
Vitamin E - Heals, restores & nourishes

Since I have been using this my skin looks a lot brighter & more glowy than what it used to do. This is a lovely Vitamin C serum, which has a gorgeous orange scent too it. Also, a little bit goes a long way as I find that I only need to use one pump of this because it is a light, concetrated formula. It also makes my skin look more healthier, and even. 

If your looking into Vitamin C serums to add into your skincare routine, then it could be worth looking into this or buying a small size of this to see how your skin responds Vitamin C serums in general. But I was pleasently surprised of how much I do enjoy having this as part of my morning skincare routine.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Review: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Hi everyone,

I have recently started to use the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser as part of my morning skincare routine.

The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser has a lovely, thick and creamy consistency. But, once it has been applied and massaged into the skin it actually feels very lightweight. Once the cleanser has been removed using a hot cloth; it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean. Also, it has a lovely mild eucalyptus scent.

- Enriched with cocoa butter to soften, smooth and moisturise
- Rosemary, camomile & eucalyptus to tone, smooth and purify
- Deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up
- Leaves skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean
- Used with a pure cotton cloth it will gently exfoliate, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter looking skin
- Suitable for all skin types

This is a lovely, refreshing cleanser to use, especially as part of a morning cleansing routine. I love that it makes my skin feel refreshed once it has been removed, because I can actually feel it on my skin. It also leaves the skin feeling slightly moisturised, which is also lovely.

The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is available in two different sizes, as well as being part of a trail kit, and a skin care essentials set.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Review: Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate

Hi everyone,

I recently been trying the Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate as part of my morning skincare routine, and I thought that I would review it for you.

I've already started to notice a difference in my skintone since using this, as it feels brighter, a little more glory and more supple. It also feels more hydrated than usual.

- Strengthens skin's defences against daily aggressors to keep skin looking youthful & radiant all day
- Provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils, including Ginger Root, Sunflower, & Tamanu to help the skin feel fresh & look energised from the morning right the way through to the evening.

I've got a strange feeling that the Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate is going to become a permanant part of my morning skincare routine. Purely because I have actually noticed a difference in the way my skin looks and feels.

The Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate is available to buy in two sizes, which are 30ml and 50ml.