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Check Out The Best, New Beauty Gadgets Around

Hey Lovelies!

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun so I have compiled the best new beauty gadgets around. Should you be thinking about Christmas gifts for the beauty fanatic in your family (or yourself), the following are well-worth the buy – and currently on offer. #YESS. Think gorgeousness!

1.GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, £169 (Was £199), www.currentbody.com

Beauty gadget GloPRO Rejuvenating dermaroller tool
Credit: Current Body

Do you wish you could get salon standard dermarolling in the comfort of your own home? Well, with the GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, now you can. The device was an award winner at Allure’s Best of Beauty Awards and for very good reason. Featuring:

Painless, non-invasive rejuvenation treatment.

Boosts absorption of skincare products by 200%.

Noticeably improves skin firmness and texture, fighting signs of aging.

Suitable for all skin types.

If you like what you see, then grab the beauty gadget now as the price is 20% off until the end of November.

2.Elf Beauty Shield Magnetic Mask Kit, £30, www.elfcosmetics.co.uk

elf beauty shield magnetic mask kit
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I love elf’s products; they never fail to impress me. Their Magnetic Mask Kit won in the Glamour Beauty Awards last year and is truly remarkable. Should you or someone you know be concerned with hydration, impurities or enlarged pores, this is the kitty to buy. Included is an iron-based formula and magnetic tool to remove impurities, brighten and hydrate the skin, whilst diminishing the sign of unsightly pores. The formula is infused with antioxidants, carrot and sunflower seed oil, vitamin C and E and argan oil, you can expect exceptional results.

3.The Sarah Chapman At Home Facial, £63.35, (Was £90.50), www.lookfantastic.com

sarah chapman the home facial beauty tool kit
Credit: Look Fantastic

Ever wish you could ditch the trip to the skincare salon for a facial and just have one at home? With the weather worsening this thought is a frequent one in my mind. Check out the award-winning facial treatment and Facialift Roller Tool, courtesy of Sarah Chapman. Featuring

Skinesis Overnight Facial (15ml):

The night-time oil boasts an array of antioxidants, essential oils and peptides that significantly brighten, firm and plump the skin

Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion (25ml):

A face mask formulated with a potent blend of hyaluronic acid and rosewater to smooth away pesky fine lines and wrinkles, providing a boost of hydration. Furthermore, it offers the outstanding rejuvenating Pentavitin® Complex that transforms dull and tired skin into a complexion of healthy radiance.

Facialift Face Massager Roller Tool:

Awaken your skin and provide that much needed boost of circulation and oxygen to revive your complexion. You will love the results of this simple yet highly effective massager tool. It has to be one of the best beauty gadgets ever!

4.Natasha Denona Lash Guard, £7.99, www.amazon.co.uk

Natasha Denona lash guard beauty tool
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I don’t know about you, but I am forever getting mascara smudges on my lids and under my lash line. It doesn’t matter how much primer I layer on; it happens. Just when I resolved to accept this as one of life’s unavoidable pains in the ass, I discover Natasha Denona’s Lash Guard. This little beauty gadget saves me from the daily bind of having to retouch my eye area. It works a treat. Simply apply it underneath or above your lash line whilst applying your eye makeup, et voila – a flawless and Insta-worthy finish in seconds. Bye, bye forever, nasty smudges.

Have you tried any of these awesome tools and what are your thought? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy shopping! xx

 

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Keep Your Complexion Looking Gorgeous Over Winter With These Awesome Products

Hey Lovelies!

Keep your complexion looking gorgeous during the bleak winter months with these awesome products. Dry and distressed skin will quickly become a thing of the past. You can turn up your heating or go out and brave the elements, safe in the knowledge that your complexion (at least) will stay in tip-top condition.

1.Invest In A Great Night Oil: Beauti Sleep Elixir Facial Oil, £47 (30ml) www.harveynichols.com

beuti sleep elixir facial oil
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You may be bored of hearing me rave on about this product – but there really is good reason; it works. Loved by the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex (and many beauty experts), this facial oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory essential oils that truly care for your skin. Apply at night and simply let it works its other-worldly magic. You are very welcome.

2.Buy An Overnight Exfoliator: Try Alpha-H Liquid Gold, £33.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

alpha-H liquid gold exfoliator for dry skin
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This incredible product literally takes off all the unwanted dry and flaky skin whilst you snooze. What could be better? Simply add a few drops and it works like a dream – in fact, the results are so good you will be wondering if you are still dreaming when you awaken and peer in the mirror. I love this!

3.A Great Serum: Try Bioderma Sebium Hydra, £11.10 (40ml), www.boots.com

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I reviewed this brand a few years ago and still I use it today. Rich and nourishing, the formula delivers much needed hydration to quench dehydrated and dry skin. Additionally, should you use acne treatments that further dry the skin, this will be the go-to product for you. Think restructuring and soothing active ingredients and a face which glows with luminosity, not redness!

4.Hero Project Glow Drops Facial Oil With Vitamin C, £19 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

winter complexion: hero project glow drops facial oil with vitamin c
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Ensure you are providing your skin with the essential protection it deserves during the winter months with the help of your super-protective friend, vitamin C. The Hero Project’s Glow Drops will keep your skin safe from the bleak winter so you can stay looking gorgeous! This vegan-friendly ultra-nourishing formula will provide a much-needed boost of proven ingredients that work in unison with vitamin C. The result is that dry, lacklustre skin becomes a complexion of enviable beauty.

5.Azelaic Acid: Opt For The Ordinary Azelaic acid Suspension 10% £5.50 (30ml), www.cultbeauty.com

complexion for winter:The Ordinary Azelaic acid suspension
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Some of you will be concerned with acne scarring, some with rosacea, but Just about everyone suffers from dreaded unsightly pores. Move over products, because there’s a new Queen in town – and she’s here to take them down. This relatively new amazing component targets and treats these skincare issues in a flash. The awesome ingredient is fast-becoming an internet sensation and it can come at a high price. Thanks to the fabulousness of super-brand, The Ordinary, you can pick up this amazing formula for next to nothing. Yes, it delivers the same superior results as the ones with the hefty price tags!

6.Don’t Forget The Retinol: Viola Skin Retinol Serum, £14.97, www.amazon.co.uk

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Retinol products are so important for keeping those dreaded wrinkles at bay. However, retinol products are essential during the winter months too. There are many on the market which can vary greatly in price. This little gem of a product by Amazon is not only cost-effective, but includes hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, that help in firming and repairing the skin. Laugh in the face of abrasive weather and overly high central heating. This formula will promote collagen production and protect your skin. Behold, a transformation from a dehydrated and dull appearance to a complexion or resilience and sheer radiance! Winter is no match for this brand.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

 

 

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These Luxury Vegan Candles Will Light Up Your Life

Hey Lovelies!

Christmas is all about peace and harmony – and what better way to set the mood than with beautifully scented candles? Let your home encompass the true spirit of the festive season with these luxury vegan candles. Here are the best:

1.Christmas Candle – Christmas Pudding, £6.50, www.veganbunny.co.uk

the vegan bunny christmas pudding candle
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This brand won ‘Best vegan Candle of the Year’ at the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards last year, and for good reason. They make seriously good candles. This candle is basically Christmas in a jar. Combining cinnamon, sweet orange and nutmeg essential oils, this hand poured soy candle evokes an undeniable scent of true happiness! LOVE THIS.

2.Christmas Cookie, £8.99, www.yankeecandle.co.uk

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Credit: The Yankee Candle Co.

Yankee candles remain to be a firm favourite and knowing they are vegan make them all the better. I absolutely love their Christmas Cookie Candle. Boasting a sugary vanilla aroma of sheer deliciousness, just make sure your house stays stocked up on holiday treats whilst the scent is in the air! Failure to do so means you may get lynched (by Santa on Christmas eve).

3.Etincelle Luxury Soy Candle by Maison Meunier, £22, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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Credit: Not On The High street

Check out this amazing vegan candle by Maison Meunier. Including a special blend of wild fig, rose and amber, simply close your eyes and breathe in. You will feel the heart of Christmas right in your living room. Hand made in the UK; these luxury vegan candles are truly special.

4.Fig & Cassis Jar, £26.50, www.hoboandco.co.uk

hobo & Co fig and cassis vegan candle
Credit: hoboandco.co.uk

Whether you are staying at home or visiting relatives this festive season, you can rest assured this travel-friendly scent will keep you feeling cosy and snug. Expect an intoxicating blend of figs and fruity blackcurrants. The candle contains a natural unbleached double cotton wick in a reusable, recyclable glass jar. This scent is incredible!

Have you tried any of these candles and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below. Have a stellar weekend! xx

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Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas Guaranteed To Bring Joy

Hey Lovelies!

It’s that time of year again where we all `thinking, “Yeah, but can I really buy him another jumper?”. This Christmas you can be certain to give them presents that are guaranteed to bring joy. Check out these awesome Christmas gift ideas, that are affordable and right on the mark. Read on:

This article includes affiliate links and I may receive commission on any generated sales.

1.Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Control / Streaming Media Player, £39.99, www.amazon.co.uk

Fire Tv Stick
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I have one of these and honestly guys – they are a total game changer. Should you love your movies and TV, this little gem will make your life complete!

The best-selling streaming box has more storage than any other on the market. Furthermore, Amazon Prime members can enjoy unlimited access to literally thousands of movies and TV episodes. Better yet, you can get free listening to over 2 million songs. Awesome!

2.OMRON HeatTens Tens Machine With Soothing Heat For muscle & Joint Pain, £99.99 (Was £129), www.amazon.co.uk

OMRON Heat Tens tens machine
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Okay, everyone knows someone who suffers with joint pain; it’s pretty much a given. This Christmas gift that special someone some much-needed pain relief with this clinically proven TENS technology. Combining 6 pre-set treatments for different body parts, this easy-to-use tool effectively blocks pain, stimulates endorphin release and even improves your circulation! Additionally, the product includes 3 heat and TENS treatments and 3 massaging modes, meaning you can customise it to meet your specific needs.  Your husband, father, mum or nan wold love this!

3.Storm Glass Weather Forecaster, £17, www.qwerkity.com

storm glass weather forecaster
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Should there be someone in your life who works outdoors in all weathers, this is a fun choice of present that is guaranteed to bring a smile. Originally Invented in the 1800s by Captain Robert Fitzroy whilst aboard HMS Beagle during the Darwin expeditions, the bottle was created to predict weather using crystal formations. This is a fabulous and unusual gift that’s guaranteed to entertain everyone. N.B: It’s a good idea not to place it near a fire or radiator!

4.X Rocker Viper 2.1 Pedestal Gaming Chair With 2.1 Wireless Audio System And Subwoofer (Black/Red), £199.99, www.amazon.co.uk

x rocker viper gaming chair
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For the gamer in the family, check out this awesome gaming chair. The included wireless transmitter allows you to connect to any audio or gaming device via 3.5mm connections, optical or USB. Furthermore, the audio system is mounted in the head rest, enabling total focus on blasting the enemy and winning the game!

 

 

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Review Of Exuviance’s Age Reverse Day Repair

Hey Lovelies!

Keep the dreaded age factor at bay with the help of this incredible product by world-renowned brand, Exuviance. After testing many products by medical product brand, NesoStrata, I was introduced to their sister brand, Exuviance. The range includes the same innovative ingredients, coupled with botanicals and delivers truly remarkable results. Exuviance’s Retexturing Treatment is outstanding; thus, I couldn’t wait to review their Age Reverse Day Repair. Combining key proven ingredients to prohibit the onset of aging, this facial treatment is massively impressive!

Included in Exuviance’s Age Reverse Day Repair SPF30 is a powerful Triple Firming Complex of NeoGlucosamine, retinol and peptides. These work in unison with an exceptional complex of antioxidants, such as pomegranate and vitamins A & E. This specifically formulated product results in not only preventing the progression of aging on the skin; but, has even been shown to actually reverse some of these pesky signs that sadly greet you with age. Ha, ha, take that, time!

No matter how many signs of aging concern you, this formula works like a trojan to target and quickly deal with them. Here’s how it works:

1.UV Filters

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UV filters combined offer vital protection for your skin, preventing the affliction of any further damage.

2.Triple Antioxidant Complex

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This formula contains a potent solution of highly effective antioxidants. The pomegranate vitamins A & E thwart free radicals with super-warrior strength. Furthermore, they spark off the repair process with speed.

3.Triple Firming Complex:

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In the mission to tackle aging, certain key ingredients are essential. Exuviance’s peptides, retinol and NeoGlucosamine (a non-amino sugar) have been clinically proven to significantly reduce signs of aging and greatly improve the condition of skin.

Their special formulation works by triggering collagen and elastin production. The outcome is a firmer, more plump and smoother complexion, with far fewer noticeable wrinkles. Even deeper and more stubborn wrinkles are reached.

Nearer the skin’s surface, a precise combination of retinol and NeoGlucosamine successfully treats the skin. Gentle, yet effective exfoliation takes place; thus, allowing for cell renewal. Next, uneven patches, age spots and discolouration are addressed and diminished. When you look in the mirror, expect a beautiful rejuvenated reflection, coupled with gasps of sheer joy!

I LOVE this treatment. Thank you Exuviance. Total genius.

Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair SPF30
Credit: Face The Future

N.B Ensure you use additional sunscreen as this product contains retinol.

Exuviance’s Age Reverse Day repair is currently priced at £45.99 (was £69) at www.facethefuture.co.uk. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself! Buy here.

Have you tried this treatment and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

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The Best Vegan Beauty Christmas Crackers Around

Hey Lovelies!

You may have read my article on the best beauty Christmas crackers. I decided to devote an entirely separate piece on the best vegan beauty crackers to buy. This is due to the fact that this year, beauty brands have gone to lengths to provide a wealth of gorgeous clean, vegan crackers. After narrowing down the many reviewed, here are 4 vegan beauty crackers that are well worth the splurge.

1.Fruits of The Earth Christmas Cracker Face Mask Gift, £13.50, www.wearthlondon.com

wearth fruit of the nut tree face mask cracker christmas gift
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This Christmas beauty cracker truly gets my vote. Handmade in the UK and combining organic ingredients to create your own mask, the natural treat is an incredible idea. Including pre-measured Camu Camu powder, coconut and oatmeal oil, together with some simple instructions, this vegan mask gift will give your skin some serious TLC. Furthermore, creating your own mask with family members, without the faff of preparation on Christmas day would be another fun activity. Particularly after a glass of vino!

Additionally, you can personalise the cracker with a special message too. Full marks on this guys!

2.Sara Miller Beauty Cracker Gift Set, £12, www.johnlewis.com

Sara Miller beauty cracker
Credit: John Lewis

Inside this incredible vegan cracker, you can expect to find a beautiful explosion of passionflower and green tea in the form of a lip gloss. Additionally, sweet mango and coconut oil are on the case, creating truly pampering hand creams. Outstanding nourishment and oh-so-soft hands and lips, yes please!

3.Evolve Let It Glow Christmas Cracker, £16 (Was £20), www.contentbeautywellbeing.com

Evolve let it glow christmas cracker
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Evolve’s superior vegan Christmas cracker would make an awesome gift for all clean-living beauty fans out there. Pull the cracker and be quick to grab the contents because you won’t want to let them go. Inside you will find Evolve’s Radiant Glow Mask, guaranteed to hydrate and revitalise, transforming your skin to a complexion of utter radiance. Also included is their new Lip Shine with festive gold shimmer. Hooray!

4.Kat Von D Limited Edition ‘Love Big Or Go Home’ Makeup Cracker Gift Set, £18 (Was £20), www.debenhams.com

Kat Von D limited edition love big or go home beauty cracker
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Treat your vegan friend this Christmas to this awesome limited-edition cracker by Kat Von D. Included is her much sought-after hero mascara and a highly pigmented mini ‘Everlasting’ lipstick in neutral. This lippy offers serious staying powers. It doesn’t matter how much mistletoe is involved – once it’s on, it’s going nowhere!

Kat Von D is a true hero when it comes to cruelty-free and vegan products. Earlier this year she collaborated with one of my fave bands, Green Day, launching a vegan product to raise money for farm animals. Now I love her even more.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a stellar weekend. xx

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Beauty Christmas Crackers Every Beauty Obsessive Wants

Hey Lovelies!

Christmas just gets better and better every year – especially for those beauty-obsessives (like me). Not only do we get to count down the days with incredible beauty calendars, but each year the beauty Christmas crackers get more innovative and special. It’s almost as if they have been especially made for me!

Ensure you get to enjoy skincare products (whether or not they are wrapped). Simply order some Christmas crackers by one of your fave brands. Hooray!

1.Caudalie Vinosource Hydration Mini Cracker, £10, www.lookfantastic.com

Caudalie vinosource hydrating christmas cracker
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Caudalie knew what they were doing when they launched the Hydration Mini Crackers for the festive season. Whether your skin ends up dehydrated from running around after everyone, or from the back-to-back partying, these crackers will be a much-welcomed sight by lunchtime.

2.Birchbox Beauty Crackers, £20, www.birchbox.co.uk

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This is the first year Birchbox has released a Christmas beauty cracker selection – and boy, am I glad they did! Included is an array of products. Not any old tat you might consider to be beauty equivalent to the usual found in a cracker. Oh no, you will be wowed as you discover your favourite brands such Caudalie, This Works and Nuxe hidden inside. That beats an unusable miniature manicure set ay day of the week.

3.Cloud Nine Magical Christmas Cracker, £20, www.cloudninehair.com

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If you haven’t yet tried Cloud Nine’s amazing fast drying formula, this cracker needs to be at the top of your to-buy list. Christmas is busy and time doesn’t wait for you to look your perfect self. However, with this cracker you don’t need time. Inside you will find their much-loved Quick Drying Potion. Your locks will look luscious and you won’t miss out on any of the fun.

4.Look Fantastic Christmas Cracker, £30 (Worth Over £60), www.lookfantastic.com

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Look Fantastic are on the case to ensure your skin stays nourished and totally pampered throughout the festive period. Included in the beautiful case are 6 gorgeous crackers containing cult, much-loved brands. Should you be a fan of outstanding brands like Elemis, Illamasqua and don’t Emma Hardie, don’t miss out on these spectacular crackers.

5.Too Faced Limited Edition Beauty Cracker, £15, www.selfridges.com

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Oh My God, this brand rocks. Too Faced has launched a limited-edition cracker featuring their best-selling mascara (Better Than Sex) and a gorgeous highly pigmented lipstick you will love. Forget your makeup bag. Just grab your Christmas cracker and you’re good to go!

6.Liberty London Beauty Cracker, £7 (Was £12), www.libertylondon.com

Liberty London beauty cracker
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Should Christmas get a little stressful – hang, on, who am I kidding? Isn’t that a given? In which case, this beauty cracker boasting globally adored brands such as Omorovicza and Suzanne Kaufmann will bring a little calming aromatherapy to restore you to a place of balance once more. Can it get better? Yes it can, as it is now on offer at £7!

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The Best Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendars, Ever!

Hey Lovelies!

You may have read my recent article on awesome advent calendars for all the family. However, we simply can’t visit the advent calendar scene without reviewing the good old-fashioned chocolate ones. Boy there are many, many seriously good chocolate calendars to consider. So, without further ado, discover the most luxurious chocolate advent calendars ever.

1.Truffle Selection Advent Calendar, £40, www.harrods.com

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Should truffles be your bag, then you won’t want to miss out on this irresistible selection created by Harrods. Hidden inside this calendar are a scrumptious array of milk, white and dark truffles, guaranteed to take your taste buds to dizzying new heights of happiness.

2.The Best Of Ferrero Advent Calendar, £25.46, www.amazon.co.uk

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Wow, Ferrero have really gone to town this year, with this superb calendar that opens out into a 3D festive market scene. Actually, forget that – who are we kidding? We are here for one thing alone – the chocolate. Don’t fret, they haven’t forgotten. Inside you will find an utterly delicious assortment of 5 Ferrero favourites: Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Kisses, Ferrero Kisses White Chocolate, Ferrero Kisses Delicate and Mon Cheri. Enjoy!

3.24 Sweet Treats Advent Calendar by Pierre Marcolini, £49, www.eu.marcolini.com

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Should you be after some true luxurious chocolate heaven, this calendar by Belgian chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini is a must-have. Cradled inside the huge story book like calendar are insanely delicious pralines to suit every taste. Spoiler alert- not one will be left behind. If sharing is not your thing, look for a really good hiding place. I’ve bagged the attic. Sure, I need to balance precariously on mobile steps at the top of the landing. Stretch as high as possible with a pole to reach the hook.  Pull down a hefty ladder (which coincidentally almost knocks me out each time it is unfastened and drops to the floor). Still, totally worth it! Available from 9th November.

4.Artisan Brownie Advent Calendar by Sweet Reason Co., £69, www.rumbles.com

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Let’s face it – who the HELL doesn’t like brownies? Should there be someone out there who could possibly dislike them (I’m certain this is just a myth), these brownies will change your mind. Perhaps in time, your waistline too. Included in the Advent Brownie Box are the most scrumptious flavours: Salted Caramel, Chocolate Orange, Coconut, Honeycomb, Oreo, Mojito…and the best one of all – a Bailey’s brownie. Thank you, Lord, my prayers are finally answered. I am complete!

Have you tried any of these advent calendars and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

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The Best Vegan Beauty Gift Sets At Reduced Prices!

Hey Lovelies!

For Christmas, why not treat her to a vegan beauty gift set? I had the opportunity to review some amazing gift sets (some are at reduced prices) and I highly recommend the following few. There has never been more demand for a vegan way of living. Brands are listening and providing us with so many vegan-friendly products. Gone are the days when we have to pay a fortune for the privilege of upholding our principles. Check out these awesome vegan beauty gift sets (2 of which are currently on offer). Yaaass!

1.This Works Evening Detox Collection £57.40 (Was £82), www.thisworks.com

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This Works are fast becoming a globally-loved brand and this exclusive collection of highly effective vegan products makes me love them even more! This kit contains everything you need to fully detox your skin, provide you with an incredibly good sleep and fully rejuvenate your complexion and mind. You will awake feeling amazing!  In this collection you will find:

1 x Evening Detox Spray-On Exfoliant (60ml)

The leave-on exfoliator with salicylic acid successfully tackles pollution attacked skin, providing optimal detoxification and cell-renewal.

1 x Evening Detox Cleansing Water (200ml)

This incredible product further aids in cleansing pollution exposed skin, offering superior revitalising abilities.

1 x Evening Detox Clay Mask (50ml)

Clay is an amazing ingredient when it comes to detox, rejuvenating and softening the skin. This Works ultra-purifying mask contains malachite and kaolin clay.

1 x Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (2.5ml)

Behold, This Works’ award-winning pillow spray is guaranteed to have you sleeping like a baby and waking up to feel totally refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

2.Vegan Scented Candle Gift Set By Loving Life, $19.99, www.amazon.com

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Hand-poured with vegan soy wax and 100% cotton wick, this awesome set includes 4 beautiful scents: French Lavender, Ocean Mist, Mediterranean Citrus and Vanilla Caramel. The scented candle set is the perfect gift for someone who loves to breathe in some beautiful scents and fully relax without the fear of inhaling toxins from your candle.

3.Omorovicza Discovery Skincare Gift Set, £95, www.johnlewis.com

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When it comes to vegan skincare Omorovicza are at the top of their game. This starter kit provides 5 superior products that are specifically formulated to work in unison. Expect deep cleansing, brightening, rejuvenating – and basically a total skin transformation. Included in the kit:

Balancing Moisturiser (30ml)

Deep Cleansing Mask (15ml)

Queen of Hungary Mist (30ml)

Thermal Cleansing Balm (15ml)

Cleansing Foam (30ml)

This collection speaks for itself. Once you try these products, there is no looking back.

4.Caudalie Immediate Lift Skincare Trio Gift Set, £35.70 (Was £42), www.debenhams.com

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This has to be my most favourite vegan gift set of all. I love Caudalie, and this precious set contains all the key ingredients that are proven to keep the dreaded age-factor at bay and is suitable for even sensitive skin types. The outstanding formulas boast an array of key anti-aging, nourishing components such as: hyaluronic acids, peptides, resveratrol, shea butter and soft-focus pigments. You can guarantee that to whomever you gift this, will look and feel incredible for some time to come. Personally, I would hang on to it (or buy 2 as it is on offer at a reduced price).  In the kit you will find:

Resveratrol (Lift) Firming Serum

Resveratrol (Lift) Face Lifting Soft Cream

Resveratrol (Lift) Eye Lifting Balm

Basically, Oh My God!

HAve you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? xx

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The Best Luxury Beauty Gift Sets Around

Hey Lovelies!

If you are wondering what to buy for your bezzie, girlfriend, mum or sister this Christmas, read on. Beauty gifts never fail to impress. I have reviewed and rounded up the best beauty gift sets around. These are certain to make her feel utterly loved and special. Furthermore, your gift will be noted as the BEST this year!

1.For Mum Choose: Estee Lauder Ready To Glow Gift Set, £90, www.selfridges.com

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Youthful luminosity is the name of the game with Estee Lauder’s remarkable gift set. Included in this chic bag is:

Advanced Night Repair Serum

Advanced Night Microcleansing Foam

Micro Essence

Revitalizing Serum + Crème

Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Refinishing Facial

Eye Supercharged Complex

This kit is priced at £90, but its results are completely priceless. Expect hydration, nourishment, repair and radiance. The collection contains miraculous products that look after your skin in the day, whilst the night serum tackles signs of aging as you sleep. Tired-looking eyes are no longer a problem. In fact, the only issue will be fighting off the compliments. All-in-all, not a bad problem to have!

2 For Your Girlfriend/Wife Choose: Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Jewel Box, £121 (100ml), www.selfridges.com

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Fellas listen up: Nothing says ‘I am crazy about you’ better than a perfume jewel box such as this one (unless you want to spend more and happen to have a Bugatti parked up ready for Christmas morning). When it comes to perfume, Dior is one of my favourite brands. They just get it spot on, every time. Gift it to me in a jewel box and I’m literally going to need peeling off the ceiling. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this scent, it brings forth a delicate explosion of ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, Indian jasmine and Indian tuberose. All who breathe in this hypnotic aroma become intoxicated with its beauty. A definite winner.

3.For Your Bezzie Choose: Neom Time For Real Luxury Set, £35 (Worth £39), www.lookfantastic.com

Neom luxury scented candle, bat oil and hand balm
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Should you have a bf that is stressed out to the nines, this luxury gift set will feel like a dream. Included in the Scent To Destress range is a natural scent specifically formulated with 24 essential oils, that deliver unrivalled calming properties for the body and mind. In this luxury set you will find:

Nourish, Breathe & Calm Hand Balm (50ml)

Real Luxury Scented Candle (75g)

Real Luxury Bath & Shower Oil (10ml)

Light the candle and your friend will go from stress-head to totally zen before your very eyes!

4.For Your Sister Choose: Too Faced Limited-Edition Christmas Cookie House Party Makeup Collection, $58, www.toofaced.com

Too Faced Christmas Cookie house party makeup collection
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Included in this fabulous brand’s Christmas Cookie House Party Makeup Collection is everything your sister would possibly need to get ready for the party season. The set combines:

20 Multi-Finish Eye Shadows

Medium Palette Of 6 Glitter And Matte Eye Shadows

Small Palette Of 3 Face Products

Travel-Sized Better than Sex Mascara

Travel-Sized Melted-Matte Gingerbread Man

Travel-Sized Shadow Insurance 24-hour Eye Shadow Primer

Have you tried any of these gorgeous products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a happy Sunday people. xx

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Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar: Doors 9-11

Hey Lovelies!

I am currently involved in the painstaking (NOT) task of reviewing Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar and it just keeps getting better and better. You can find out about the gorgeous gifts hidden behind doors numbered 1- 3 here, and 4-8 here. This article reveals the secret items inside doors #9-12. Look on and rejoice!

9.OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel (35ml), Retail: £33 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Non-foaming cleansers are big news right now. If you are new to non-foaming cleansers, this is an incredible one to try. Included is a powerful combination on bio-available fruit enzymes and vitamins. These work in unison, unveiling a luminous complexion of soft perfection.

This gel feels amazing; gentle and yet it is highly effective at removing impurities and repairing the skin. The formula even improves areas with noticeable sun damage and stimulates collagen production, too!

10.First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. Retail: £25 (60 Pads), www.lookfantastic.com

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Do enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles get you down? These may be just be what your skin is looking for. Combining both lactic and glycolic acids, the daily pads successfully clarifies skin, whilst diminishing the appearance of pores and fine lines; thus, revealing a beautifully rejuvenated and smooth complexion. These pads are a game-changer (especially for lazy girls like me).

11. Avant Skincare Moisture Surge Overnight Treatment. Retail: £85 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Overnight treatments have to be at the top of my ‘most favourite beauty inventions ever’ list. They basically do all the work whilst you doze. What could be better? Avant’s Overnight Treatment has everything your skin needs to fight the dreaded aging process. Combining age-defying antioxidants and vitamins, this little miracle cream works tirelessly to ensure that when you awake, you will look in the mirror in slack-jawed amazement at how awesome you look. Job done!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? As always, leave me a message in the comments below xx

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Discover What Is Behind The Doors Of Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar

Hey Lovelies!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend (despite the rain). Today I am reviewing the incredible beauty products hidden behind Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar doors, #4-8.You can read my review of the products behind doors #1-3 here. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what other treasures they have bestowed upon us. Hooray.

4.Luxie 121 &141 Eye Makeup Brushes, Retail: £24 (4 Piece Set), www.lookfantastic.com

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Want to astound people with your eye makeup abilities? Luxie’s ergonomically designed brushes enable flawless application that is so precise you will look like a pro. I adore these brushes due to the fact that they not only do an amazing job, but they feel unbelievably soft. Happy pamper days. Thank you Look Fantastic and Luxie for your sheer genius.

5.Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF50 (30ml), Retail: £85 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Elemis has been on the scene for some time – and boy, they have accomplished a lot. their Pro-Collagen formulations are loaded with marine and plant actives that specifically target and treat fine lines and wrinkles. This day cream provides a significant improvement to the texture of skin. The result is a complexion that is more plump, smooth and younger-looking. However, maintaining the result requires constant application. Beauty does come at a cost – unless, of course, you have the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. Yay!

6.Illamasqua Nude Collection Lip Liner – Raw, Retail: £16, www.lookfantastic.com

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Illamasqua is a brand to look out for – they are fast-becoming a global sensation for creating amazing products. This liner is so creamy and easy to blend. I love to use it as a liner, then apply it directly to my entire lips. It is so good, that often, I do not need to follow with a lipstick. If you haven’t tried out Illamasqua yet, I recommend you put it on your to-do list. You won’t regret.

7.Rituals Ritual of Ayurveda Natural Dry Oil For Hair & Body (50ml), Retail: £19.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Inside this gorgeously designed bottle is a potion that works so well you would be forgiven for wondering if it is indeed magical! Should you be searching for something that boasts superior hydrating and softening powers – duh, yeah – then this 100% natural and vegan-friendly oil is where it’s at!

Remarkably, it hasn’t been sourced from some witch’s coven. However, its creation has been drawn from ancient Ayurvedic traditions, and wow! Combining a perfect blend of sweet almond oil and basil, the treatment nourishes and softens the hair and skin with equal efficacy. Expect, pampered, rejuvenated skin and shiny, silky locks. Better yet, the rituals formula literally smells like Christmas! Gorgeous.

8.Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (40ml). Retail: £67 (500ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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If your hair is new to the incredible experience of Philip Kingsley, this is a great opportunity to enjoy some seriously glorious locks and then add the 500ml bottle to the top of your Christmas list. The treatment is ideal for dry and damaged hair that is need of some serious TLC, as well as aiding the vitality of coloured hair.

The Elasticizer supercharges strands and cuticles with a surge of hydration and nourishment and is noticeable after just one application. I absolutely love the transformation. From hair that looks like I’ve pulled some straw from a hay bale and fashioned a wig, to tresses that exude bounce, health and shine – Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a true hero product.

Have you tried any of these beautiful products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

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Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 Is On Sale Now (Screams)

Hey Lovelies!

When it comes to beauty, this has to be my favourite time of year. The Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 is on sale now (screams). Following a long-anticipated wait, the day arrived and this Calendar arrived on my doorstep. Not that I was happy – but seriously, at that moment I could have married the postie. Their calendar does not disappoint. Brimming with gorgeous beauty gems, the Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar is priced at £79 and worth a total of £420! How can you go wrong?

If there is one splurge to make this year, I would highly recommend buying the calendar. Look Fantastic have clearly given this calendar much thought, providing all the brands on our must-buy wish list! Check out my review of all the beauty items contained in this incredible Godsend. In order to give each product the attention they deserve, I have split the review into 8 pieces. This article looks at the beauty gifts from #1-3. Okay, get ready to fall in love! You can buy the Beauty Advent Calendar here.

1.Morphe 9A Always Golden Eye Shadow Palette, Retail: £12, www.lookfantastic.com
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If there is one look that never fails on a date, it’s the smoky eye. One reason Morphe is a hero makeup brand is their stand-out eye shadow palettes. They always get it right on the mark. For daytime usage, I turn to neutrals. Mixing them up, I can create the necessary alert, yet subtly appealing image that works. In the evening this palette’s sexy, smoky eye colour effects are just the ticket. Morphe’s highly-pigmented and silky soft eye shadow palette combine both matte and delicate shimmery hues, that are too good to miss. Look fantastic’s choices are Amazing.

2.Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment (30ml). Retail price: £9 (60ml), www.lookfantastic.com
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Created by world-renowned experts and bio-tech scientists (not quite sure what the job of a biotech scientist entails, but it sounds like these people would know their stuff). Basically, the components of their magical potion come from a biotech and medical angle – and in my opinion they are sheer genius. I can only go on the effect a product has on my hair and whether it delivers good results. The Living Proof has to be one of my top 3 haircare brands. If you are looking for an awesome multi-tasker – this has to be at the top of the list. A little of this product offers a targeted treatment by lovingly conditioning and strengthening your locks. I say ‘lovingly’ as when you apply the treatment you will feel so pampered, it’s as if Living Proof literally cares for your hair! This haircare treatment styles your hair like no other. If it were a fella, it would be ‘the ONE’. Polished and smooth? I think so!

3.Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner (50ml) Retail: £18 (200ml) www.lookfantastic.com
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Door #3 of Look Fantastic’s calendar reveals the go-to toner for those with combination skin. Caudalie is a must-have brand for anyone’s bathroom cabinet. Their toner feels practically weightless and combines organic essential oils that effectively remove all impurities from the skin. Moreover, salicylic acid is included to further dissolve any debris within the pores, ensuring acne and spots are kept at bay, and even aids in smoothing the skin!  For optimal results use both morning and night. This is yet another product I seriously could not be without!

Check out my review of Look Fantastic’s priceless gems hidden behind doors 4-8 tomorrow.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below. Have a happy weekend. Xx

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Wrap Up In Style With These Gorgeous Winter Coats

Hey Lovelies!

Did you step outside this morning and discover your face was so cold it almost hurt? Lovely huh? Now is the time for some TLC. So, go and treat yourself to that gorgeous winter coat. Some key trends this autumn/winter are chic and stylish bourgeois (tailoring and trench coats), cool checks and faux fur. Check out these truly elegant and tailored coats that will keep you  warm and looking fabulous until Christmas.

                                           1.Check Double Belted Coat, £96, www.warehouse.co.uk

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Be cosy, warm and oh-so stylish with this fitted silhouette multi-coloured check print coat. Ticking all the boxes, this gorgeous double-breasted coat draws inspo from Dior and Gucci for autumn/winter 2019. Team with some sassy long black boots and you’re good to go!

2.Faux Fur Collar Coat, £90, www.oasis-stores.com

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Faux fur was all over the autumn/winter runways this year and the trend is guaranteed to keep you looking chic and toasty warm too. This beautiful faux fur collar coat is the perfect choice for those who prefer a nod to the slightly androgynous trend rather than a full-on faux fur vibe. Available in both mid-neutral and mid-grey shades.

3.New Look Belted Tailored Coat In Light Grey, £49.99, www.asos.com

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Tailored cuts and trench coats are set to stay on-trend for winter (much to my relief). I absolutely adore this tailored coat by New Look. Team with a cute dress, jeans or trousers – this coat basically goes with everything! Win, win!

4.Belted Wool Look Trench Coat, £44 (Was £55), www.boohoo.com

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This has to be my most favourite of them all – I’m thinking it’s a divine mash-up of David Koma and Marc Jacobs. I do not even need to say anything – just do what I did: look at the picture, drool for 5 seconds, check size and availability, order so quickly it’s like your life depends on it. Then breathe a sigh of relief, feel a sense of sheer accomplishment and sit on the floor by your door until the postie arrives! Job done.

What are your favourite autumn/winter trends? Leave me a comment below and have a stellar weekend xx

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My Favourite Beauty Finds Of The Week: 6 Amazing Buys!

Hey Lovelies!

Each week I am sent various beauty items to test and review. It’s seriously the best job ever! After arduously checking out many, the following 6 beauty finds offer star-like qualities and are a must-have for anyone who loves beauty and a bargain. #Happy!

1, Max Factor Pan Stick (In Cool Copper), £5.47, www.amazon.co.uk

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This isn’t the first time I have tried (and loved) Max Factor’s foundation stick and it certainly won’t be the last! Having tested pretty much every concealer and foundation on the market, this one keeps a firm footing at the very top. Firstly, it doubles up as both a concealer and foundation. If you have tried this you will know how seamlessly it blends into the skin, creating an instantly flawless second skin result. Furthermore, the Pan Stick succeeds where others fail on the most important factor – it lasts longer than a couple of weeks. Love, love, love!

2. The Superstar 22 Inch by Easilocks, £44.99, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Oh…My…God. I think I have died and been reincarnated into a L’Oréal advert. This hair piece truly rocks. Made from non-human hair, yet these locks look unbelievably real. They would win in a Pepsi challenge against high price tag hair pieces any day of the week. The only point I should make is you must backcomb over the piece with your natural hair to achieve a blended-in and Insta-ready finish.

3.L’Oréal Infallible 24H Matte Liquid Foundation In Vanilla, £7.99 (30ml), www.boots.com

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Should you be searching for a foundation that offers full cover, doesn’t cake and is reasonably priced, check out this one by L’Oréal. The long-lasting foundation provides a beautiful matte finish that even works on dry and more mature skin types. Simply gorgeous. Want even more perks? Check out the price!

4.Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara, £25, www.charlottetilbury.com

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It takes a lot to push me out of my MAC mascara comfort zone. However, upon checking out the sassy box I couldn’t wait to give it a go. This mascara in Black Vinyl makes me want to cry tears of joy (and then be even happier as it does NOT smudge one bit). Combining lash lengthening and thickening ingredients, the best-selling mascara will actually increase your lash thickness by a whopping 50% after just one single application! Furthermore, Legendary Lashes Volume 2 does not clump (HUGE PLUS) and offers a luscious lash finish of which any celeb would be proud. Each time I checked my lashes in the mirror I was very happy to see it hadn’t smeared under the eyelid or budged at all. My eyes remained in perfect and fit-for-a-Princess condition for the entire day and evening. A total win. Hooray!

5.The Ordinary High-Endurance Silicone Primer, £3.90 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Everyone needs a good primer, but no one needs to spend a fortune. Behold The Ordinary’s Primer. Totally affordable and works like a dream. Your makeup is in place in the morning and is in exactly the same spot when you return. The Ordinary, you are awesome! What more need I say?

6.Collection Incredibrow Semi-Permanent Brow Gel In Light/Medium, £3.99, www.superdrug.com

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Those of you who love gorgeous vegan beauty finds, you need to check out this semi-permanent eyebrow gel by Incredibrow. In the box you will find the gorgeous brow gel complete with eye applicator that achieves effortlessly flawless results. If you don’t enjoy waking up and scaring the hell out of your other half due to a distinct lack of brow, that makes you look – well, totally freaky and a bit scary, this is a must-have. If, however, frightening the crap out of him when he opens his weary hungover eyes is one of those long-term relationship amusements, maybe give this one a miss!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and happy Sunday xx

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Diminish Tech Neck With These 4 Awesome Sheet Masks

Hey Lovelies!

‘Tech neck’ or ‘text neck’ is the term used to describe not simply pain but also the horizontal lines acquired from spending hours looking down at your laptop or phone. For those of you (like me) whose job it is to stare at the computer screen for hours on end, read on. This article will give you advice on the best sheet masks to overcome tech neck syndrome.

1.Oh, K Firming Tech Neck Targeted Mask, £12, www.lookfantastic.com
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Aging may be a sad fact of life – but there’s no way we are going to accept its presence on our skin prematurely, right? Too much screen use doesn’t just damage our eyes, but it can also trigger the much-feared neck wrinkles. Gulp. Don’t fret, awesome Korean skincare brand Oh K has created a true hero sheet mask to help us fend off the day we look in the mirror and then promptly faint. This vegan mask is brimming with avocado extract, that firms, hydrates and encourages elasticity. Phew.

2.Talika Bioenzymes Mask, Neck, £7,60 (25g), www.lookfantastic.com
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Another stand-out sheet mask is this one. Combining an 100% natural bio-cellulose mask (often used following surgery to speed up repair), this mask offers fast and super-efficient absorption of the antioxidant-rich ingredients. These components include 16-plant complex and 6 active ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe. Expect, firmer, smoother and younger-looking skin; a face and neck of which you will be proud.

3.TonyMoly Master Lab EGF Sheet Mask, $4, www.amazon.com
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When it comes to repairing wrinkles on the skin and neck, check out products that contain EGF as this has been shown to promote elasticity. This incredible sheet mask by innovative Korean brand, TONYMOLY combines a plethora of highly effective ingredients designed to target and treat those wrinkles and pesky tech neck.  The mask includes hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, hydrating water type formula snail mucin, ceramides, moisturising serum and caviar. This mask is also available in the UK via www.cultbeauty.co.uk

4.Rodial Neck Mask Single, £10, www.lookfantastic.com
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I must admit I was a little dubious about this mask’s potential for success, given the key ingredient is Syn-Ake Dipeptide. This is a component I know little about, but it is said to mimic the freezing effect of viper venom in order to achieve a firmer and more lifted result. However, I am aware of what a good brand Rodial is, therefore quite willing to give this a try. I was not disappointed. You can actually feel the mask working its magic. The outcome is a noticeably improved and tighter looking neck area. Take note though – whilst the results are awesome, this and all the other sheet masks do not offer a permanent solution. The results only last a couple of days. Therefore, should you want a more permanent outcome, you should be looking to do the neck and chin tightening exercises featured in my other article (click here).

Additionally, laser treatments can ward off the aging process for a satisfactory amount of time (although this does come with a hefty price tag).

Have you tired any of these sheet masks and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy Monday! xx

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The Best Ways To Diminish And Prevent Crepey Skin

Hey Lovelies!

Recently, I have been asked a lot about crepey skin treatments that will actually work.  Age gives us so many gifts: experience, memories and wisdom. Oh yes, it also provides a generous supply of stiff joints, wrinkles and – wait – crepey skin, too! Hang on, what exactly is this age-related extra and how the HELL can we get rid of it?

Read on to discover the truth about this unwanted condition and how to best treat it.

What Is Crepey Skin?

It sounds like it belongs to a Halloween special and for good reason – it’s the stuff of nightmares. Crepey skin is basically sagging, wrinkled skin that affects the larger areas on your body. Imagine a really large wrinkle. Targeting thinner points on the skin, you may find them on the inner arms (around elbows and under the eyes). However, if you are really lucky, they can reach other places, too. In short, it’s a total let-down by your body.

What Causes This?

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The number one cause other than aging (as is usually the case) tends to be sun damage. However, dehydrated skin and losing weight can contribute to the issue.

How Can We Prevent Crepey Skin?

1.SPF

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again – a good SPF is the vital tool in our anti-aging mission.  Always choose an SPF in addition to your moisturiser and foundation (even when they include an SPF). I love NeoStrata’s Sheer Physical Protection SPF 50, £29.99, www.facethefuture.co.uk

2. Hyaluronic Acid

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A key component to keeping hydration at optimal levels and locking in moisture. Hyaluronic acid will help in this quest. A great and affordable product is The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £7.87 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk

This amazing product contains ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid!

3.Body/Facial Oils

Maringa oil is incredible for evening out skin texture, repairing and preventing tissue damage. The result is fewer wrinkles and thwarting the dreaded crepe paper look.

4. Moisturiser

When it comes to slowing down the aging process, moisturiser is one product not to forget. Apply in the morning and at night to keep pesky crepey skin at bay.

How To Get Rid Of Crepey Skin

The most effective treatments include:

Retinol

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This ingredient will improve the appearance of skin texture and should be used regularly to achieve and maintain results. Do remember skin can be sensitive to retinoids and it can also further dry the skin, so always lather on the moisturiser and oils. I love Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, £49, www.facethefuture.co.uk

Face and Body: Laser

Visit your skincare clinic for laser treatment. A skin resurfacing laser will treat the areas of concern, triggering the formation of collagen production and diminishing the appearance of crepey skin. This can work out a tad pricey, but if you really want it gone this may be worth considering.

For The Neck: Cryolipolysis CoolSculpting (For Where There Has Been Excess Weight)

A tightening procedure generally administered to the neck or body where there are localised areas of fat. It targets and destroys the fat achieving good results.

Fillers

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Providing an instant plumping effect and stimulation new collagen production, the treatment may be costly, but will definitely do the trick (for a while). I feel that Sculptra is a good choice for such skin concerns.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below.xx

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A/W 19 Beauty Trends So Good You’ll Be Glad Summer Is Over

Hey Lovelies!

 Hot and sunny days may be drawing to a close, leaving us a tad deflated.  Should you need some inspiration to revamp your look and revive your mood, fear not. Here are 5 gorgeous A/W19 beauty trends so good you’ll be glad the summer is over. In fact, they will keep you smiling until Christmas.

1.Extreme Cat Eye

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We saw Louis Vuitton and Dior’s models sporting the cat eye ++ and huge black bottom lashes. This extreme look may take some practice and I recommend a liquid eyeliner for achieving success. One of my favourites is Rimmel’s Wonderwing Eyeliner in black, £5.99, www.lookfantastic.com

2.Deep Burgundy/ Bold Red Lips

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Chloe, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger presented models looking incredible with either deep burgundy or bold crimson lips. (Both matte and silky featured on the runway). The rest of the complexion remained mainly minimal (as is a key trend again). This really sets your lips as one awesomely-powerful signature look.

I love Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme, £31, www.chanel.com

3.Oh-So Dewy Skin

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Similarly to SS/19, the less-is-more complexion remains to be a much sought-after look; thus, models across the board rocked this look during Paris fashion week. As we see (and love) this minimal makeup concept, the need to support it with super-dewy skin must stay high on the agenda. For this, ensure you are using your facial oils and illuminator. I’m loving Iconic London’s illuminator, £30, www.iconiclondon.com. It literally transforms even partied-until-dawn skin into a complexion of utter dewy radiance. So good!

4.A Touch Of Neon

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Neon eyeshadows were a huge hit on the runways. Should you be feeling a little sassy and want to make a statement, splash some neon (light blues, pinks and purples were seen everywhere) on those lids. Make sure you keep the rest of your complexion as minimal as possible so as to avoid the clown! I’m obsessed with Huda Beauty’s Neon Pink Obsessions Palette,  £27, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

Combining 9 shadows brimming with richly-pigmented vibrancy and oozing sass, this is one palette you can’t be without.

5.Blushing

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Going with the minimal makeup look, and applying a little blush works like a dream.On the runways we saw Chanel’s models demonstrate the sheer magnitude of jaw-dropping impact this delicate look can achieve. Fresh and simple, yet immensely beautiful. To achieve this look, opt for minimal makeup, a few drops of dewy illuminator and a sweep of pale pink blush. I love MAC’s Mineralize Blush, £23.50, www.maccosmetics.co.uk

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Transition Time: The Best Vegan Hand Creams To Take You Through Autumn/Winter

Hey Lovelies!

Autumn is fast-approaching and yes – you guessed it – transition time is here again. Make sure you are taking care of your hands this autumn/winter with the best vegan hand creams around!

1.This Works Perfect Hands Intense Moisture, £18 (75ml), www.thisworks.com

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Our hands are a tell-tale sign of our age and when you throw autumn’s changing weather into the mix, we need to focus our attention on some special hand creams. This Works vegan formula combines a unique super blend of gently fragranced botanicals to deal with those dreaded dark spots. Also, Larch wood extract is included to further firm and tighten whilst the coconut gets to work smoothing and keeping that all-important moisture locked firmly where it should be.

2.Liz Earle Orange Flower Hand Repair, £11(50ml), www.uk.lizearle.com

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If you regualrly read my articles and features, you will know how much I rate Liz Earle products. Allow your senses to be fully encompassed by the beautiful essential oils of sweet orange and patchouli. This luxuriously pampering hand cream offers calming echinacea, hops to tone and naturally-sourced vitamin E to repair. Trust me; once you try this, there is no looking back!

3.Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream, £6.75, www.eco-verde.co.uk

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This heavenly scented hand cream includes botanical extracts, ensuring the delivery of cell renewal. The non-greasy product is deal for damaged, dry, mature and sensitive skin. This nourishing formula locks in moisture, due to the combination of organic shea butter. Expect your mitts to be fully rejuvenated, silky soft and smelling divine.

4.Conscious Skincare Soothing Hand Cream for Hard Working Hands, £12 (50ml), www.conscious-skincare.co.uk

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Should your hands feel tired and well over-worked, this hand cream is just the ticket. The natural cream includes organic avocado oil and shea butter that nourishes, pampers and soothes the skin.  Your hands are quickly transformed back to a healthy and radiant happy place. Phew! This product was shortlisted in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards.

Have you tried any of these hand creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a fabulous Wednesday people. xx

 

 

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Want True Anti-Aging Products? Here’s What You Need To Look For

Hey Lovelies!

Of course, we want anti-aging products that actually deliver! Christ, anything that means the Botox clinic can wait a while longer is worth a shot, right? The amount of anti-aging products around is enough to send the most well-informed peoples’ heads in a spin.

Well, lovely people, here are the key, proven ingredients and some amazing brands that provide optimal results.

1.B3 (Niacinamide) Try: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, £5, www.boots.com
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Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is all-important when it comes to maintaining that much sought-after youthful complexion – and yet it is regularly over-looked. Fantastic for locking in moisture and strengthening the skin’s barrier, the water-soluble vitamin even helps to diminish inflammation and thus, any redness too. Studies have shown this component to aid in smoothing out fine lines and significantly repair the skin. Additionally, niacinamide is a great warrior against the dreaded acne attack. I love The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.

2.Astaxanthin. Try: DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel, $49, www.dhcare.com
Astaxanthin collagen all-in-one gel anti-aging
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Seriously, is there nothing this antioxidant can’t do? Think of the crazy-good component as your secret weapon against environmental and UV damage. Sourced from freshwater algae, it is 6,000 times more effective than vitamin C. Japanese skincare brand, DHC’s Astaxanthin Collagen All-In-One Gel, $49 (www.dhcare.com) offers immediate absorption and is combined with collagen, vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate to further firm, smooth and nourish.

3.Vitamin C. Try: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, £114.95, www.facthefuture.com
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic anti-aging
Credit: Face The Future

Whilst astaxanthin has well and truly proven it can beat vitamin C in a Pepsi challenge when it comes to fighting a UV onslaught, it is still kind of vital if you want your collagen levels to be top notch. It is also great friends with vitamin E, greatly supporting its efficacy in fighting free radical damage. A great vitamin C serum is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic.

4.Retinol (Of Course) Try: Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, £49, www.facethefuture.co.uk
esthederm intensive retinol serum
Credit: Esthederm

Widely considered as everyone beauty obsessives’ Mecca, this is the go-to anti-aging component for most. Extensive studies prove its supreme worth in combatting the globally hated skin consequences that come with stocking up the years. Age, we hate you, but you will not defeat us!

When you use retinol, you can expect improved collagen production, prevent pigmentation, smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of pores. But (and it’s a big BUT), care should be taken as the ingredient does increase sun sensitivity. Therefore, it is better to apply at night and remember your SPF during the day. This is a product that has to be used consistently. Newbies to retinol should build up dosage gradually as reactions can occur. I am totally obsessed with Esthederm’s Retinol.

4.AHAs/BHAs And Peptides. Try: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, £29.75, www.paulaschoice.co.uk
Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging AHA Exfoliant
Credit: Paula’s Choice

Using an exfoliator is so important when it comes to cell renewal and staving off the aging process. AHA and BHAs means dead skin cells are removed, taking along with it, that unwanted dry and dull complexion. Silky softness? I think so!

We need to be fully armed when going up against the mighty age factor. This means skin-repairing and rejuvenating peptides (from amino acids) are a must. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, £29.75 (www.paulaschoice.co.uk) combines 4 AHAs, BHA (salicylic acid) together with an array of antioxidants and peptides that provide the ultimate result.

5.SPF

Scientifically proven to offer huge anti-aging abilities, SPFs are ESSENTIAL in maintaining that youthful complexion by fully protecting your skin. Look for an SPF that provides UVA and UVB protection and at least SPF30. Remember that you should apply this every day, no matter what the weather.

6.Vitamin E. Try Superdrug’s Vitamin E, £3.49, www.superdrug.com
Superdrug vitamin e cream
Credit: Superdrug

Last but not least is vitamin E. The antioxidant is well-known for its protective and reparative properties. Recognised for its ability to fight free radical damage, healing the skin and reducing inflammation, this little gem works a treat. I adore Superdrug’s Vitamin E Radiance, £3.49, www.superdrug.com

 

 

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Best Day Moisturisers For When You Are On A Budget

Hey Lovelies!

A moisturiser is absolutely vital for anyone who values their skin and is almost as important as using an SPF. Many moisturisers contain SPFs, but in my opinion an SPF should be applied in addition to your moisturiser, and in all weather! So, what moisturiser will give you the best results? With so many on offer, choosing the perfect one can turn into a real headache. Don’t panic – I have reviewed SO MANY. Here are 5 of the best moisturisers for every skin type, for when payday is a million years away and you are on a budget:

1.For Dry / Dehydrated Skin Choose: Bioderma Hydrabio Crème, £15.50 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com
bioderma hydrabio creme moisturiser
Credit: Look Fantastic

I have very dry patches around the nose which seem to be able to return the moment I start thinking they have gone for good. Therefore, this moisturiser is one I keep close to hand. Rich, creamy and luxurious to touch, you can actually feel the hydrating benefits get to work the moment you apply it to your skin. This is due to their patented biological complex, Aquagenium, of which provide a super-boost of hydration both immediately and long-term.

By combining vitamin PP and apple seed extract the formula precisely targets deeper layers of the skin; thus, offering a bespoke treatment for extremely dry skin. The result is a complexion of more youthful radiance. Furthermore, salicylic acid removes dead skin cells and evens skin texture, whilst vitamin E successfully repairs and protects your skin from premature aging. Yasss!

2.For Oily and Sensitive Skin Choose: Paula’s Choice Calm Non-Greasy Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30, £10 (15ml), www.paulaschoice.co.uk
paula's choice calm mineral moisturizer
Credit: Paula’s Choice

Should you have oily skin and suffer with concerns such as, rosacea, redness and sensitivity, this will feel like a little tube of utter happiness. Including aloe and chamomile, the moisturiser instantly calms, nourishes and soothes your skin. Lightweight, effective and packed with antioxidants; your skin will thank you for this every day!

3.For Dry And Sensitive Skin Choose: Avene Hydrance Optimal Riche, £14.50, www.amazon.co.uk
avene rich hydrating cream moisturiser
Credit: Amazon

If you have sensitive skin or been out in the sun far too long and you basically feel like you got lost in a desert then had a face fight with a cactus, this is a must-have. Perfect for dry, inflamed, and mega-sensitive skin, the formula’s ingredients ensure max absorption of Avene Thermal Spring Water and locking it in. This product delivers some much-needed soothing nourishment so you can quickly return to looking amazing once more. Phewsie!

4.Combination Skin Choose: Uriage Hyseac Moisturising and Mattifying Pore Refiner Emulsion, £14.29 (40ml), www.lookfantastic.com
uriage hyseac moisturising and pore refining emulsion
Credit: Look Fantastic

I know, the name is a bit of a mouthful – but if you have combination skin this moisturiser is AWESOME. Feeling like part cream, part-gel, the formula has certainly mastered the art of multi-tasking. Expect balancing, mattifying, moisturising and pore-refining in one foul swoop! Uriage’s Hyséac Moisturising and Mattifying Pore Refiner Emulsion,

5.For Aging Skin Choose: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream, £12.49 (50ml), www.superdrug.com
olay lift and firm day cream
Credit: Superdrug

It is important to use vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and retinol in the quest against wrinkles. I tend to use these on alternative days/nights and in serum form. When it comes to a day moisturiser for mature skin (on a budget), Olay offers seriously good results. Including key and proven nutrients such as vitamins B3, E and Pro-B5, these ingredients work in unison with ceramides and green tea extract. Together, they thwart the intrusion of lines and wrinkles, returning a much-welcomed firmer and more youthful complexion, Don’t get hung up on price tags – classics are classic for a reason!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Let me know and as always have a stellar week xx

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Check Out The Best Night Creams For Every Skin Concern

Hey Lovelies!

We all know that using a facial serum for bedtime is priceless when it comes to enhancing your complexion, but what about night creams? Don’t leave out this important product – it can make all the difference in achieving that gorgeous complexion!

1.For Anti-Aging Choose: Murad Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70 (50g), www.lookfantastic.com

murad retinol youth renewal cream
Credit: Look Fantastic

Could life get any better than when you finally discover a night cream that performs little anti-aging miracles whilst you sleep? Check out Murad’s Youth Renewal Night Cream.  Combining a triple-action formula of super-powered retinol (a fast-acting retinoid, a time-released retinol and retinol booster) puts this cream in a league of its own. Skin’s texture is more even, smoother and younger looking, whilst those dreaded lines appear reduced.

Also included is red algae extract (a component the internet is going crazy for right now) and swertia flower extract. These work in unison to deliver a firmer, intensely hydrated complexion of radiant luminosity. I love this product!

2.For Sensitive skin opt for: CeraVe PM Moisturizing facial Lotion, £35.46 (89ml), www.amazon.co.uk

CeraVe PM facial moisturizing lotion
Credit: Amazon

This incredible night cream is for those with sensitive skin or suffer from blotchiness and conditions such as rosacea. Combining hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, these ingredients boost hydration levels, moisturise, nourish and soothe all whilst you are getting those all-important zzz’s.

3.For Sun damaged skin Choose: Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, £99 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

elemis pro-collagen oxygenating night cream
Credit: Look Fantastic

So, you love the sun…a little too much? I feel your pain. What can we do? Well, for starters we can swap our night cream for this little gem. Delivering a powerful array of antioxidants, peptides and vitamins, this beautiful cream super-charges your skin with much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Expect serious, super-hero-like skin repairing abilities and a fabulous reflection when you wake up and look in the mirror. Take that UV rays!

4.For Dry/dehydrated Skin Choose: Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/Sensitive Skin, £22 (50ml), www.lizearle.com

Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser
Credit: Liz Earle

I don’t know anyone who has tried Liz Earle products and NOT rated them highly. This woman seriously knows her stuff. For people (like me) who suffer from dry patches that never give up, this moisturiser is the ticket. Including naturally-active and exceptionally effective ingredients your skin will love you for, such as: avocado oil, borage oil, echinacea, hops and naturally sourced vitamin E to repair. The formula provides a wealth of hydration and nourishment. You will love this!

Have you tried any of these night creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy Monday people xx

 

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Beauty Products I’m Loving This Week

Hey Lovelies!

I had the opportunity to review some awesome beauty products last week. It was a tough process, but here is the narrowed down list of absolute faves, of which I am loving this week.

1.Paul Nasif Detox Pads / Complexion Perfecting Pads, $45, www.nassifmdskincare.com

dr paul nassif detox complexion pads
Credit: nassifskincare.com

So, I reviewed these pads some time ago and absolutely loved them. However, at the time I was also reviewing other anti-aging and glycolic treatments, so was not 100% certain that the results could be fully attributed to one product. Now I can. This is the only AHA/BHA treatment I have applied in the past few weeks and I am head-over-heels in love with them.

These pads are the lazy girl’s dream. They make light work of exfoliating, reducing the appearance of pores and smoothing the skin. Combining a retinol-like product, it is also a great item for those who react to retinol, but who want the anti-aging abilities.

The pads:

Contain both glycolic and salicylic acid that gently yet effectively cleanse and exfoliate.

 Combine antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities

Offer anti-aging benefits

Is suitable for all ages

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Within a week of using the Detox Pads my skin looked clearer, healthier and luminous. And the best bit is the no-faff, no-fuss and no time to achieve this look fact! Yay.

2.False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara Mini MAC, £10, www.maccosmetics.com

mac cosmetics false lash mascara
Credit: Mac Cosmetics.

I am totally obsessed with MAC’s False Lash Mascara Mini. It does everything I want my mascara to do, without clumping or smudging. I love how my lashes boast volume and since first testing this product it has become my daily go-to. Furthermore, it even fits in my purse. Believe that’s a win, win and – yes – another fabulous win. Thank you, MAC, you creator of all things fabulous!

3.NYX Cosmetics Professional Setting Spray Dewy, £7, www.superdrug.com

nyx cosmetics professional setting spray dewy
Credit: Superdrug

Don’t ask me why, but I get a real buzz out of reviewing setting sprays. This is a key product particularly in the heart of summer, and so having a good setting spray is vital for me. NYX provide some pretty good products and so I had fairly high expectations when I first tried their setting spray. Disappointed I wasn’t!

Having fairly dry patches coupled with the fact that I often work late into the night (causing bags), means that a setting powder is not the best fit. They usually cake, amplify dryness and any bags or creases, making them a no-no. This professional setting spray’s dewy formula is ultra-lightweight and once dry, you cannot tell you have applied it at all! It is important to allow a few minutes for the spray to dry, but once it has dried your makeup will not budge. Seriously, you can dance til 3 am and your makeup will stay gorgeous. Better yet, it’s vegan. Love, love, love this!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in he comments below. Have a stellar Wednesday all xx

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4 Of The Best At-Home Peels For Gorgeous Skin

Hey Lovelies!

With the vast selection of at-home peels on offer it is very easy to get caught in the mire with products that aren’t fitting for your skincare needs. Never fear – the following are some of the best at-home peels for every skin concern.

  1. Dr. Jart + Dermaclear Micro Milk Peel £28.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com
dr. jart + dermaclear micro milk peel
Credit: Look Fantastic

Whether your skin concern may be aging skin, blemishes or dullness, Dr. Jart’s peel is just the ticket. The gentle, yet powerful coconut milk-based exfoliator is ideal for those with both combination and sensitive skin, and quickly achieves a youthful complexion of sheer luminosity. Combining allantoin, coconut milk, panthenol and squalene, the formula effectively soothes and hydrates, tackling any irritation that may otherwise incur from applying a peel and locking in moisture. Lactic and salicylic acid deeply exfoliate, ridding the pores of any dead skin cells or dirt. Also included in this peel is glutathione. This component offers optimal toning and brightening properties to the table, stimulating cell renewal and creating a clearer more youthful and complexion you will love.

2.Perricone MD No Rinse Exfoliating Peel, £35 (59ml), www.perriconemd.co.uk

Perricone md no rinse exfoliating peel
Credit: Perricone MD

This exfoliating peel is one in a million. Scientifically proven to promote cell turnover by 100% in just 3 weeks, it is one peel everyone should try. The liquid formula makes light work of its task to diminish dead skin cells. Including key ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, copper complex and l-cartinine Furthermore, it offers superior hydrating abilities, whilst simultaneously plumping up the skin; thus, reducing the appearance of pesky fine lines. Apply and unveil some seriously beautiful youthful radiance.

For optimal results use in conjunction with Perricone MD’s other skincare products.

3.Deborah Mitchell Bee Peel, £109, www.heavenskincare.com

deborah mitchell bee peel
Credit: Heaven Skincare

I tried this innovative peel some time ago and it remains one of the best. Formulated with ABEETOXIN, organic coconut and raw cane sugar, this peel successfully resurfaces the skin, tackles age-related skin concerns and even reduces the appearance of scars. Additionally, the peel provides a super-boost to the skin’s collagen production, achieving a firmer and younger looking complexion.

You can feel this product working within moments of application. The sensation is tingling and may sting a little. This enhanced exfoliation peel is not for those with extremely sensitive skin and should only be left on for a couple of minutes. Additionally, it should be used for no more than 3 consecutive days.

4.Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA, £36 (60ml), www.lookfantastic.com

paula's choice skin resurfacing treatmnet
Credit: Look Fantastic

Pala’s Choice offer some of the best skincare products around – and this resurfacing treatment is a total achiever. The leave-on exfoliant effectively resurfaces, brightens and evens out skin tone. Simply apply at night, go to sleep and awaken to discover gorgeous skin. Result.

The formula combines antioxidants and 10% glycolic acid (AHA). This is scientifically proven to promote collagen production, whilst targeting and treating the dreaded signs of aging.

Also included are anti-inflammatory ingredients such as liquorice root extract, willow bark and allantoin to calm and soothe skin, further supporting a renewed and fabulous complexion by the time your alarm clock beeps. What better way to begin the day?

For optimal results this treatment should be used regularly. It is fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below and have a great day xx

 

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4 Natural and Cruelty-Free Products That Effectively Target Enlarged Pores

Hey Lovelies!

So, you want to effectively tackle those pesky enlarged pores, but you don’t want to compromise on your desire for natural products? I feel your pain. Don’t worry – help is at hand. Here are 4 natural products that truly deliver incredible results. We know there’s no chance in HELL of eradicating the little beggars, but we can refine them and reduce their unsightly appearance.  Bye, bye pores – No more may you take residence on our faces!

1.Yes To Grapefruit Correct and Repair Pore Perfection Paper Mask, £13.99 (Pack of 5), www.amazon.co.uk

yes to grapefruit pore perfection mask
Credit: Amazon

Say yes to this brand and you won’t regret it. Combining 96% natural ingredients, this mask is also free from parabens and silicones, is formulated with 100% cotton and is Leaping Bunny Certified.

Should your problem be the dread of looking in the mirror to see yet more enlarged pores (like mine), this sheet mask will soon have you glancing at your reflection then dancing cartwheels of joy. Included is grapefruit and vitamin C to effortlessly refine pesky pores and give your face a supercharged glow. Furthermore, these natural ingredients and added Aloe boast an array of skin-loving antioxidants to further nourish, soothe and protect. Hoorah!

2.29 Secret of The Vine Serum, $29, www.thetarget.com

 

29 Secrets of the vine serum Napa Valley
Credit: Shape

The super-antioxidant resveratrol has seen a lot of press of late for it’s remarkable anti-aging benefits. Now behold the 29 Secret of The Vine Serum: containing resveratrol together with olive and sea extracts, this little miracle in a bottle offers you new hope in the fight against pores. Try it and see some pretty awesome results.

3.Sunday Riley Luna Sleep Oil, £45 (15ml), www.cultbeauty.com

sunday riley luna sleep oil anti-aging and pore treatment
Credit: Cult Beauty

This is a hero product that tops many others and is much-loved by dermatologists and beauty editors alike. Combining an advanced retinol complex this product makes fast work of refining pores, reducing other signs of aging and repairing the skin – all whilst you sleep! Additionally, cold-pressed avocado, chia and Concorde grape extracts work in unison to strengthen the skin and provide a much-adored luminosity.

4.Tarte Cosmetics Tight and Bright Clay Multi Mask, £39, www.tartecosmetics.com

tarte cosmetics tight and bright clay mask
Credit: Tarte Cosmetics

In this awesome pot you will discover 2 vegan face masks that deliver a bespoke at-home facial. The Purple Detoxifying and Purifying Exfoliating Mask Includes Amazonian clay to naturally and successfully detoxify, purify and tighten those pores. This is amazing for oily T-zones too. Also included is almond and avocado oil as well as jojoba of which boast an array of antioxidant and vitamin properties; thus, fully rejuvenating the skin.

The second is the Gold Hydrating And Firming Face Mask. Perfect for dry patches, this mask provides not only Amazonian clay but chamomile extract, glycerine and hyaluronic acid too! Expect some seriously refined pores and some hydrated and radiant luminosity to boot.

Have you tried any of these products and do hey work on your pores? What are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below xx

 

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4 Of The Best Vegan Concealers Around

Hey Lovelies!

One product I consistently review is the concealer. A key product in anyone’s makeup arsenal; therefore, having a good one is of paramount importance. Now, with cruelty-free and vegan products in high demand, the selection is growing. This means no more do we need to settle for lesser quality or pay higher prices. I’ve tested many and the following are 5 of the best concealers around:

For EVERYTHING Concealer

1.Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Scultpting Concealer, £24, www.lookfantastic.com

too faced born this way super coverage concealer
Credit: Look Fantastic

Too Faced Super Coverage Concealer is my #1 product. This little gem ticks all the boxes: cruelty-free, vegan, free from parabens. Better yet, it is the lazy girl’s go-to product. The multi-tasker makes light work of its mission to conceal, contour, correct and highlight. Whatever your skin need, this liquid concealer delivers flawless results – AND IS NOT REMOTELY CAKEY!! Available in 16 shades, there is bound to be a shade to suit your skin tone. Too Faced, I love you!

For Discoloration and Longwear

2.Barry M All Night Long Concealer, £4.49, www.superdrug.com

Barry M All Night Long COncealer
Credit: Superdrug

Should your concern be predominantly discoloration and the need for long-lasting coverage, this is the perfect vegan concealer. Expect an even skin tone, soft-focus effect and a burst of luminosity. This concealer is so easy to blend, providing seamless results that stay put. For an added boost it combines moisturising and skin repairing vitamin E.

I would say a little of this concealer goes a long way. I found it best to just lightly apply to problematic areas rather than liberally splash on. The concealer certainly is long-lasting – I’m not sure about all night long, but it definitely stayed put until 3am!

This incredible vegan and cruelty-free liquid concealer is a game-changer for those with discoloration concerns.

For Dry Skin and Travel-Friendly

3.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick (SPF25), £29, www.bareminerals.co.uk

bareMinerals complexion rescue hydratin foundation stick
Credit: bareMinerals

Check out the first vegan water-based foundation stick. This product is composed of 30% enhanced mineral water, thus offering exceptional skin-loving support. For those with dry / dehydrated skin, this non-cakey stick will feel like a dream. Whether you wish to use this as a concealer, foundation or creamy contour, the vegan stick blends in seamlessly, providing truly flawless yet natural-looking results. Furthermore, this travel-friendly stick fits perfectly in your clutch, has an SPF25 and is available in an incredible 20 shades.

For Uneven Skin / Longwear

4.Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless, £20, www.lookfantastic.com

smashbox studio flawless skin concealer
Credit: Look Fantastic

Should you have blemishes and uneven skin, Smashbox’s Studio Skin Flawless is awesomeness in a bottle. The lightweight vegan formula effortlessly conceals, evens the appearance of skin tone, contours and highlights. Dark circles and hyperpigmentation vanish before your very eyes – and unlike Cinderella’s midnight dilemma – this product will keep you looking radiant until at least 3 am (this is the time I collapsed at home).  However, Smashbox state the product stays put for 24 hours and given the seamless results many hours later, I am inclined to agree! Better yet, it is oil free and available in an amazing 30 shades!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Xx

 

 

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The Most Insta-Worthy Summer Shoes At Sale Prices

Hey Lovelies!

We are in the heart of summer and if you haven’t yet – it’s time to get those feet on show. Check out the most Insta-worthy summer sandals/shoes at sale prices. This collection will blow your mind (but not your bank balance).

  1. Black ‘Sansa’ Lace Mule Sandals Was £32 Now £15, www.dorothyperkins.com
dorothy perkins black sansa sandals
Credit: Dorothy Perkins

Perfect for pairing with that flowing maxi in the daytime or teaming up with your LBD during the romantic summer evening date. Either way you will look gorgeous – and at £15, what could be better?

2.Asos Design Hadley Bare There Block Heeled Sandals, Was £40 Now £21, www.asos.com

asos design hadley barely there block heeled sandals
Credit: Asos

Need some incredibly sexy sandals to finish off your evening look? With these sassy black strappy heels, you will impact the hell out of your fella.  Team with that gorgeous dress or playsuit and a cute clutch bag.

3.Embellished Strappy High Heel Sandals, Madonna-Silver, Was £90, Now £75, Dune London

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Credit: Dune London

Okay, so these are quite pricey for sandals (even at reduced rate), but are so unbelievably awesome they ought to be priced wayyy higher. Also, the sparkly sandals (with which I have fallen head-over-heels (pardon the pun) in love with)) are so amazing, everyone should get a chance to see them! Love, love, LOVE!

  1. Snake Effect Ankle Boots Was £49.99 Now £17.99, www.mango.com
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Credit: Mango

These snake-effect ankle boots are the go-to solution for when you have slightly cooler days and work well with cotton trousers and, leggings, jeans and jumpsuits. Furthermore, the beautiful boots are not just a total steal, but they are set to be a key trend this autumn/winter too! Win, win and win again!

5.Multicolor Sandal, Was £49.99, Now £17.99, www.mango.com

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Credit: Mango

Bring out the summer vibes and nod to this summer’s brightly-coloured trend with this pair of gorgeous Multicolour Sandals. Team with a flowing white dress or simply a pair of sassy shorts and t-shirt. Cool, pretty and so on-trend!

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Brittle Hair? Check Out The Best Hair Treatment Masks In Town

Hey Lovelies!

Of course, loving your bleached locks comes with a downside; this being damaged hair. Trying to kid yourself that your brittle tresses are just dry won’t work forever. So, I heaved a heavy acceptance sigh and set to work resolving the issue – and I do believe I found the answer(s). Behold, the best hair treatment masks in town:

1.Olaplex Hair Perfector, £24 (100ml), www.cultbeauty.com

Olaplex hair perfector
Credit: Cult Beauty

It’s blatantly clear when your hair is damaged – basically it looks a bit scarecrow-like and easily breaks (obvs!). Luckily, Olaplex has our hair predicament in hand. Welcome to the answer to your prayers. This awesome formula’s ingredient works on a molecular level to repair those pesky split ends, transforming your locks to that of sheer lusciousness. This hero product has a rather large fan base, of which includes the Kardashians.

Simply apply for as long as you can pre-shampoo and sit back and gasp in slack-jawed amazement at the results.

2.Shy Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Reset Masque, £32.13 (200ml), www.lookfantastic.com

shy uemura art of hair ultimate reset masque
Credit Look Fantastic

If you are like me and have your hair consistently bleached, chances are you will be looking around in desperation for some serious hair help. This is where you rejoice and jump up and down in sheer delight. For the Shy Uemura Ultimate Reset Masque works like a literal dream on exceptionally bleached, coloured or heat-styled hair. Combining Japanese-sourced rice extract, your locks will be replenished, restored and looking healthy, shiny and new. You’re so welcome!

3.Kerastase Elixir Ultime, £24.75, www.allbeauty.com

kerastase elixir ultime
Credit: All Beauty

Last, but in no means least, check out this little pot of magic that some hair leprechaun left at the end of the rainbow. Should you be a regular reader of my work, you will indeed know that I absolutely adore this brand – and for many hair-inspiring reasons. Including an exceptional collection of VERY precious oils, moisturising serum and lipidic compounds, your damaged locks will soon be thought of as just a bad dream (yes, delete previous unfiltered Insta posts). Instead your tresses will be nourished, restored and shining like a Disney princess. In the words of Ariana Grande, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”

Have you tried these incredible hair treatments and what do you think? Leave me a message below and have a great hair week, people! xx

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Keep Frizz The Hell Away With These Incredible Products

Hey Lovelies!

The only thing not benefiting from this astonishingly good heatwave in the UK right now is our hair. Yes, even the most tamed locks will be suffering from an assault by the summer frizz. Don’t sweat it sweeties – here are the most incredible products guaranteed to keep frizz the HELL away. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the rays.

1.Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream, £33 (236ml), www.livingproof.co.uk

Living proof no frizz nourishing cream
Credit: Living Proof

The SAS has got nothing on the humidity-blocking abilities of this gem of a product. The award-winning and weightless formula gently smooths, nourishes and conditions, achieving perfectly polished locks. You will be so impressed with the results – and the compliments!

For best results use in conjunction with Living Proof’s No Frizz Shampoo and No Frizz Conditioner.

2.Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother, £23 (100ml), www.aveda.com

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Credit: Aveda

If you love the organic approach, this product is going to be a winner. This formula’s secret frizz-fighting weapon, the exclusive and organic plant infusion includes aloe, maize and guar bean. Collectively, these natural ingredients work like a dream in keeping the static in check and your hair looking nothing short of sleek heaven. Furthermore, the formula ensures defence against humidity for up to 12 hours whilst also offering optimal protection against surface damage from heat styling.

This amazing product is 93% naturally derived and cruelty-free!

3.Label. m Anti-Frizz Mist, £14.95 (150ml), www.allbeauty.com

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    Credit:   All Beauty

Want a product that speeds up hair drying time, repairs split-ends, smooths frizz and that which offers heat protection? Label.m’s multi-tasking Anti-Frizz Hair Mist will do all of this with exceptional standards. The mist achieves a wow-factor impact on your tresses and once you try it you will never look back. I LOVE this brand!

4.Kerastase Discipline Keratine Thermique, £23.80, www.kerastase.co.uk

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Another brand I just can’t get enough of is Kerastase. This product provides an instantaneous hair transformation. Simply smooth in the leave-in treatment to achieve a salon-worthy blow-dry with such shiny soft finish you can almost see your reflection.  It truly doesn’t leave a strand out of place. Even the unruliest locks will appear as if resurfaced. Take that, dreaded heat from variable sources!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Have a great Tuesday people and enjoy the summer! xx

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5 Tips For Ensuring Your Makeup Stays Put In This Heatwave

Hey Lovelies!

Hot enough for you? We have embarked upon a heatwave that puts the UK well and truly in a siesta-worthy situation (about time, I say). But how do we ensure our makeup remains intact, so we stay looking incredible this summer? No, people we are not trying out at Alice Cooper impersonation auditions!  Check out these 5 top tips to keep our hard-earned flawless makeup looking awesome.

1.Preparation is Key

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Okay, after applying a hydrating moisturiser and SPF, it is vital to prep your skin with a primer that is perfect for both your skin type and the weather conditions. Look for a product that is long-lasting, sweat and waterproof. For info on this you can read my Best Primers For Every Skin Type here. I love Mac’s Prep+Prime. £23 (Look Fantastic).

Water-Based Foundation

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Oil-based foundations and extreme sweating do not mix. Therefore, it is better to opt for a light and water-based foundation, whilst we are in heat that could win in a Pepsi challenge with the temperature of Egypt right now. A great one is Lancôme’s Teint Miracle Foundation SPF 15, £33.50, John Lewis. The formula feels lightweight and yet luxurious, is long wear with a matte finish and provides a super-boost of hydration your skin will appreciate. Awesome!

If you are planning on going for a dip, Urban Decay’s new Waterproof Foundation is a dream £22, Urban Decay. Lightweight, long-lasting and available in 50 shades. Urban Decay – you rock!

3.Don’t Overdo Products

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Layering is not a great idea during the el scorchio weeks. Keep your makeup routine light and simple. Too much and it won’t end well. Believe me! A little dab of mineral-based powder once you have applied your foundation will go a long way.

4.Mascaras and Eyeliners

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Steer clear from eyeliners if at all possible. When it comes to mascaras opt for a good waterproof one like Diorshow Waterproof Mascara £28, Dior. This mascara speaks volumes (pardon the pun). No clumping, no smudging just a luscious look that stays put even when droplets of sweat are forming on your forehead – 39 degrees – bring it on!

5.Setting Sprays

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Choose a good setting spray that will guarantee your makeup is in the same place as when you applied it (rather than an inch lower on your face). I love Urban Decay’s All Nighter, £24, Look Fantastic.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts?

Have a great day tomorrow and keep cool. Xx

 

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Check Out The Best Summer Primers For Every Skin Type

Hey Lovelies!

When it comes to achieving a flawless look, primers are key. Summer is officially here, bringing with it the greatest test for long-lasting makeup; thus, this product is now of ultimate importance. We don’t want a cakey finish, sweat-induced streaks of foundation or liner that looks more like your 5-year-old has taken a marker to your face. We just want our flawless look to remain as gorgeous as when we first applied it. Too much to ask? Not with these amazing summer primers for every skin type/concern.

1.Sweat-Proof Primer for Oily Skin Choose: Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Perfecting Primer, £28 (40ml), www.spacenk.com

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Should you suffer from particularly oily skin or sweat a lot, this is will be like your secret beauty weapon. Becca’s Ever-Matte Poreless PerfectingPrimer is a massive hit amongst celebrities and makeup artists alike. The formula is drying and so the idea is to dab a pea-sized amount on your most oily areas such as the T-zone. For those with dry or more mature skin, I would advise to add this primer to a hydrating moisturiser or facia oil. This product is both mattifying and so long-lasting.

2.For A multi-Tasking and Vegan Primer Choose: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, £22 (116ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Okay, if you are super-lazy like me and want an all-singing, all-dancing primer this is a true hero product just waiting to be in your life forever more. This formula makes easy work of prepping, priming and setting your makeup. Smashbox’s 3-in-1 primer combines refreshing electrolytes that fully hydrate the skin. Furthermore, you can expect a gentle yet powerful spritz of moisture to softly transform your complexion into a beautiful canvas in moments. Ready set action, makeup. Once applied, the finished look will be locked firmly in place for the entire day. When lunchtime arrives and the sun is too hot to bear, bring out this spray and spritz for the ultimate revival of cooling radiance. YYYAASSSS.

This product is vegan, cruelty free

3.For Fine Lines/Wrinkles Choose: The Hero Project Double Blur HD Ready Skin Perfecter, £24, www.amazon.co.uk

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Lines, lines, go away – don’t come back another day. I was sent the Hero Project’s products a year ago and have been a fan ever-since. If fine lines and wrinkles are your beef, this little gem warrior will quickly blur, diminishing any evidence of their existence.

4.For Redness / Uneven Skin Tone Choose: MAC Prep + Prime, £23. www.lookfantastic.com

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Ensure your skin stays flawlessly radiant throughout summer. MAC’s Prep + Prime Skin offers an incredibly lightweight gel that both greatly reduces redness whilst enhancing a gorgeous luminosity you will love. Combined in MAC’s formula is caffeine, green tea extract and sucrose which aids in calming the skin. Also included are powerful and proven antioxidants sourced from algae extracts and mulberry to nourish, pamper and even skin tone. You will be amazed at the results.

5.For Large Pores Choose: Dr. Brandt. Pores No More Refiner Primer £50 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk

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All of you who suffer similarly to me with irksome enlarged pores, listen up: this primer is where it’s at. Seriously. Tried and tested, the formula instantly decreases the appearance of pores, fine lines and pesky imperfections – both instantly and over time! This product also absorbs excess oil whilst mattifying any shine; thus, it is the perfect primer for summer sweatiness too. Close-up pic for Instagram? No sweat!

Note: Another great tip is for those with extremely oily or sweaty skin types to opt for mineral based products that further reduce shine and mattify the skin. However, should you suffer from dry or mature skin these are products to give a miss.

Have you tried any of these primers and what are your thoughts?

Leave me a message in the comments below – and have a great day xx

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Discover The Best Camouflage Makeup Around: Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover

Hey Lovelies!

I was recently given Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body to try. This concealer makeup provides the ultimate coverage. Literally transforming the look of my skin, it allows me to wear pretty much whatever summer clothes I choose without feeling self-conscious at all (well, to a point anyway). Discover why Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover is the best camouflage makeup around.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF15, £33.50 (30ml), www.esteelauder.com

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Okay, here’s the deal: should you have acne scars, age spots, blemishes, bruises, pigmentation, sun spots, varicose veins, or basically any imperfection (let’ face it, who the HELL doesn’t?) that you wish to conceal, this is a must-have product. Gone are the days where you opt for tights or trousers and a day that is too el scorchio for words, for fear of displaying those imperfections. Thank you, Estee Lauder – you are a true hero brand!

For Body:

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This liquid formula works incredibly well on the body. Making fast work of hiding away all imperfections, the product can even be used post-surgery. It offers a natural-looking matte finish that is both water-proof and will last all day without the worry of streaking. One point I should make is DO NOT apply this without a blender / blending brush. For this I chose my fave blending tool ever – Iconic London’s Blender. Do not make the mistake of thinking it will be fine without one – a blending tool is vital!

For Face:

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Available in 14 different shades, this makeup is a true colour matching gem. I opted for the shade, Dawn. The liquid cover blends in seamlessly and achieves flawless results you will love. My skin is quite dry, and I have enlarged pores. Should anyone else suffer a similar fate, my advice is to thoroughly moisturise with a hydrating formula pre-application, also adding a primer. Additionally, you should be applying the product to your face with your blender too. Failure to follow those steps will result in a shabby-looking finish that looks worse (i.e cakey or exaggerated pores) rather than better. Also, you may not notice this until you step outside (and happen to have a pocket mirror with you)!

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover contains aloe leaf to nourish and sooth, soybean oil (to neutralise free radicals) and vitamin E to further protect.

In summary, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover is awesome!

Has anyone else tried this amazing product and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a great week people!

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Summer Foundations That Offer Serious Staying Power

Hey Lovelies!

Checking out summer foundations that offer serious staying power.

The beautiful hot summer weather has returned (discounting the odd thunderstorm, obvs). So, what foundation do we put on our faces? From a little light coverage to maximum concealing powers, these are some summer foundations you will love. Rest assured they will not be sliding down your cheeks by lunchtime!

1.For Minimal Coverage Choose a Tinted Moisturiser: Choose Estee Lauder DayWear, SPF15, £10 (15ml), www.esteelauder.co.uk

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Are you be looking for a product that is packed with antioxidant and hydrating qualities?  Are you in search of nourishment for your skin, minimal coverage, but with added glow? This is the kitty for you. This travel-sized product is great for all newbies out there who are thinking of trying it out. Perfect for any skin tone, the formula works incredibly well on dry/dull skin in need of a boost. Furthermore, you will find it provides exceptional protection for the skin and thwarts those pesky signs of aging. If you don’t want much coverage, something light with a beautiful healthy glow, this is a must-have!

2.For Medium Coverage: L’ancome Teint Idiole Ultra 24 Hr Long Wear Foundation, £33.50, www.lancome.co.uk

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I absolutely love, love, love this foundation as it achieves great coverage, is easily buildable (without clogging up pores or enhancing them), and feels like you are just wearing your normal skin. Perfect for summer – this is a fab product for dry or mature skin types who don’t want to go matte (as this can emphasise dry or mature skin). The amazing foundation is available in 45 different shades; thus, guaranteeing you will find a hue to suit. This best-selling cult product is a hit with the celebs and was used at the BAFTAs too!

3.For Full Coverage: Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Coverage Camouflage Makeup For Face And Body, SPF15, £33.50 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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This foundation is hands-down amazing. If you suffer from age spots, blemishes varicose veins and such-like, the formula will feel like a big miracle in a little bottle! Achieving full coverage with a gorgeous matte finish, this product provides ultimate coverage for up to 12 hours. Say bye bye to problems ranging from imperfections all the way through to tattoos you may not want on display – I highly recommend this foundation.

Have you tried any of these foundations and what are your thoughts?

Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar day people. xx

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Never Use These Skincare Ingredients Together

Hey Lovelies!

#Never Use These Skincare Ingredients Together

No matter what the skincare issue, there is guaranteed to be a product to assist you. AHAs /BHAs work on cell turnover; hyaluronic acid will plump up your skin, surging it with moisture; vitamin E aids in repairing, and retinol deals with those intrusive fine lines nobody likes. However, it is imperative to remember not to just slap on all of these together and think, “job done.” Mixing certain ingredients can deeply damage the skin, making it worse rather than better.

It is important to devise a signature skincare routine especially for your skin type and concerns. This may take a little time – but not doing it would be as crazy as buying all the ingredients for a 3 course luxury meal, grabbing a pot and throwing the squid in with the chocolate sauce, adding every other ingredient while you’re at it, and then expecting it to taste heavenly! Check out the following concoctions that should always remain a no-go union.

Vitamin A (Retinol) And Vitamin C

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The general rule of thumb is to apply retinol at night (as it can increase sun-sensitivity) and keep your vitamin C for the day. Vitamin C is an essential part of anyone’s skincare routine as it offers immense antioxidant value, providing that necessary protection against free radical damage. However, used in unison these can instigate dryness, redness and sensitive skin. An amazing vitamin C serum is SkinCeuticals Serum 10 (£80), www.lookfantastic.com

Retinol And AHA /BHA

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When it comes to tackling the dreaded acne, diminishing lines or dealing with pigmentation, retinol would be your hero product. Additionally, AHAs /BHAs make fantastic exfoliators and cell regenerators; thus, should be a part of everyone skincare. But take note: applying these two warriors together is like initiating a fight club on your face. Expect at the very least some irritation and at worst, serious aggression and damaged skin. I love Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, (£49), www.lookfantastic.com

Vitamin C With AHA/BHAs

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This will quite simply, put a car-bosh on your pH balance, causing complete ineffectiveness of what you are applying. As pointless as spending 10 minutes locating Corrie on catch-up, pressing play and then leaving the house. I’m loving Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, (£34), www.paulaschoice.co.uk

AHAs and BHAs

Basically, acid superseded by more acid – bad idea

Most dermatologists, beauty editors and experts will tell you that AHAs/BHAs, Vitamin C, E, Retinol and Sunscreen are all key ingredients. You can use sunscreen alongside vitamin C and E, no sweat.  But, as for the rest – take the above advice. Your skin will thank you for it.

Have an awesome weekend people xx

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6 Of The Most Iconic Beauty Products Of All Time

Hey Lovelies!

Discover 6 of the most iconic beauty products of all time!

Today I am letting you in on the secret true hero products of which will always be cherished. Each day new products arrive on my lap to be tried and tested. However, these little gems remain a firm favourite for most dermatologists, beauty editors, makeup artists – and of course, the customers in the know.

1.For Anti-Inflammatory / Anti-Redness/Regeneration: Beauty Sleep Elixir, £47, www.beautyskincare.co.uk

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This product isn’t old, but it delivers such incredible results that I am certain it will remain a key item in my bathroom cabinet until the day I die. This oil is packed with 14 plant-based ingredients that work in unison that provide anti-inflammatory and regenerating qualities. I can guarantee your complexion will be transformed within a week of use. No wonder Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are such fans! If you want to know more about this product, check out my article here.

2.For Dry/Mature Skin And To Prohibit Signs Of Aging: Estee Lauder Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex 11, £53,