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Victoria Beckham’s Secret To Youthful Skin (And Where You Can Buy An Affordable Version)

Victoria Beckham’s Secret To Younger Looking Skin – And Where You Can Get An Affordable Version

Hey Lovelies!

You may have seen news reports flooding the Internet today, revealing Victoria Beckham’s apparent secret to achieving younger looking skin. According to sources Victoria attributes her flawless complexion to a sheet mask. This particular sheet mask consists of caviar and crushed pearls and its results last for approximately 2 weeks. However, the sheet mask is priced at…wait for it – a shocking £1,000! Hmmm.

Should you wish to get your hands (and face) on this amazing-sounding sheet mask (a-hem, like the sucker that is me), but don’t have a spare £1,000 in your back pocket (again, like me)), read on. Here are some pretty awesome sheet masks alternatives that will give you incredible skin and won’t leave you wondering how to pay the mortgage! Not surprisingly, these products are mainly K-beauty brands.

1.Oh K Caviar Hydrogel Mask, £7.95, www.thebeautystore.com.

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Combined in this exceptional formula is moisturising caviar (like Vitoria Beckham’s mask). This nourishing ingredient is loaded with amino acids that greatly improves the look and feel of your skin, leaving it appear gorgeously radiant. This little gem may not contain crushed pearls but it does include red tea extracts (brimming with antioxidant value) and charcoal powder to further detoxify. Go on – pamper yourself without breaking the bank!

2.Anthropologie Keep Cool And Shine Sheet Mask, ($12, Set of 3), www.anthropolgie.com

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When it comes to anti-aging skincare, pearl is definitely having its moment in the spotlight. Known for its anti-aging and antioxidant-rich properties, as well as being highly beneficial for brightening, prohibiting skin discoloration, exfoliating and protecting, makes this a must-have ingredient in your sheet mask.

Anthropologie’s awesome sheet mask combines pearl extract, B3 and ginger root; thus, ensuring intensely anti-aging brightening benefits and deep rehydration. The ginger root further compliments the antioxidant support provided by pearl extract to guarantee a beautiful and youthful glow. (Shhh, it only costs $12).

3.Life Brand Anti-Aging Sheet Mask Caviar & Pearl Powder, $1.99, www.beauty.shoppersdrugsmart.ca (eBay for UK residents).

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This brand is really difficult to get hold of in the UK – but if you can, it’s totally worth it. Combining both caviar and pearl powder, this mask makes light work of brightening, firming and creating that all-important youthful luminosity. For less than £2, you really can’t go wrong!.

N.B. Steer clear of this if you have particularly sensitive skin.

What are your fave sheet masks? Leave me a message in the comments below xx

 

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Everything You Need To Know About BB And CC Creams

Hey Lovelies!

When it comes to BB and CC creams there seems to be no shortage of choice. These are a great option for those who want to save time on their skincare routine and are looking for slightly less coverage than a foundation. But which to choose? Read on to discover the differences between BB and CC creams and what you should opt for depending on your skin concern.

The Difference Between BB Creams And CC Creams

BB Creams:

BB (or beauty balm) creams are basically tinted moisturisers that contain specific qualities. Some offer blemish protection, some provide primer or anti-aging benefits, and most will offer an SPF. A BB cream generally aids in the prevention of skin concerns and are great for those lazy days.

CC Creams:

CC (or colour correcting) creams add a tad more coverage than a BB creams, making them the go-to choice for more mature skin with certain concerns. Whether the problem is dealing with age spots, redness or wrinkles, a CC cream will help by colour correcting, priming and concealing the issue.

Which Should You Choose?

1.For Aging Skin Use A CC Cream. Try: Thrive Causmetics Buildable Blur CC Cream, $38, www.thrivecausmetics.com

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Although there are a few BB creams that support aging skin, should you have noticeable and significant imperfections you wish to conceal, a CC cream is the better option. Mature skin types that have hyperpigmentation or sallow skin will benefit from CC creams that contain antioxidants as well as vitamins C and E. Thrive’s multitasking formula successfully blurs (with their Blur Effect Technology), whilst the colour correcting micro-pigments and vitamin C offer optimal hydration and buildable colour correction. Say goodbye to unsightly pores and unwanted signs of aging. Better yet, it comes in 18 shades and has an SPF35.

Another fantastic product is IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF50, £31, www.itcosmetics.co.uk

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This awesome anti-aging cream boasts an array of highly beneficial ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacin, peptides and vitamins A, C and E.

2.For Blemish Prevention Choose BB Creams. Try: No.7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream, £22.50, amazon.co.uk

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BB creams are specifically formulated to prohibit blemishes, so this is a fabulous product to try.  Expect nourished and enhanced skin and warrior-like fighting against irksome blemishes.

For more information read my article on the best BB creams to try here.

3.For Skin With Existing Blemishes Try CC Creams. Opt for: by Terry Cellularose Moisturising CC Cream, £44.35, www.amazon.co.uk

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CC creams offer slightly more coverage, so if you already have blemishes, this would be the preferable cream to choose. By Terry offers an all-singing, all-dancing formula, specifically created to conceal any imperfections, as well as discolouration and redness. Brimming with hydrating qualities and vitamin E for protection, this is a true hero CC cream.

4.For Luminosity Choose: BB Cream. Try MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF35, £25, www.lookfantastic.com

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BB creams are designed to provide that much sought-after healthy glow (set to be a key beauty trend this A/W 2019) and to enhance your natural beauty. Great for tired skin, MAC’s pearlised pigments get straight to work, blurring, disguising and creating that much-needed glow.

5.For Redness Choose A CC Cream (Always). Try: La Roche Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness CC Crème, £15, www.boots.com

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This is a fantastic CC cream that effectively deals with all kinds of redness and is suitable for those with fair to medium skin types. This formula glides quickly and seamlessly, making light work of hydrating, smoothing and concealing problem areas. Amazing!

What are your thoughts on BB and CC creams? Leave me a message in the comments below xx

 

 

Discover The Best Sheet Masks For Dehydrated And Dry Skin

Hey Lovelies!

My skin often suffers from dry patches (probably because I do not drink quite as much water as I ought). Should this sound familiar do not fear – I have comprised a list of the best sheet masks that deliver intense hydration and nourishment; thus, effectively transforming your look into a complexion that resembles one of radiant goddess stature. #Happydays! Read on:

1.DR JART+ Dermask Soothing Hydra Solution Deep Hydration Solution Deep Hydration Korean Face Sheet Mask, £18 (Was £35) Pack of 5, www.oozz.com

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Korean skincare is in a league of its own and this sheet mask proves just that. Fabulously lightweight and transparent the mask made from fine cellulose fibre allows for optimal absorption of essential nutrients and superior moisturising components; thus, allowing for an instantaneous super-boost of much-needed hydration. The masks will effectively retain this hydration whilst effectively soothing the skin. Additionally, the incredible formula contains a complex sourced from botanical extracts such as aloe and phytonicides to further calm, nourish and soften. Hellooo radiance.

2.Tony Moly I’m Aloe Sheet Mask, £5, www.selfridges.com

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Prepare to be fully drenched in hydrating, moisturising perfection. Tony Moly does it again – this time the brand is working big fat miracles for all of those with dehydrated and dry skin. Simple yet highly effective, this single sheet mask combines natural qualities of aloe to achieve exemplary moisture and a happy face of luminosity. Yay!

3. e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Water Sheet Mask, £4.50, www.elfcosmetics.co.uk

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This has to be one of my most treasured sheet masks. Boasting a rich supply of aloe, hyaluronic acid and purified water, the single use mask delivers necessary hydration and nourishment for a gorgeous glowing complexion you will love.

4.The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask, £5, www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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Included in their biodegradable sheet mask is an array of amazing ingredients to create a healthier, hydrated, firmer and smoother complexion. The Body Shop has charged this product with a concentrated dose of their Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate, edelweiss, crista marine and sea holly plant stem cells – as well as organic babassu oil from Brazil. With 99% of ingredients being sourced naturally and 100% vegan, you can enjoy almost immediate transformative results. Expect beautifully glowing and youthful skin.

What are your favourite sheet masks for tackling dry skin? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy International Women’s Day! xx

 

4 Of The Best Concealers That Actually Deliver

Hey Lovelies!

I don’t know about you but I’m so tired of getting excited about trying new concealers only to discover they just don’t stand up to the job. We want concealers to do what they promise – conceal. We want concealers that make our skin look better – not cakey, older or patchy (even when we’ve spent more than long enough blending). I quite like some Rimmel products, but I found their “Hide The Blemish” concealer to be a huge fail.

Check out the best concealers around (and the best prices) that actually deliver true coverage and will improve your appearance!

1.Max Factor Pan Stik, £7.18, www.amazon.co.uk

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This has to be one of my all-time favourite concealers. It instantly provides superior, yet natural coverage for pretty much every skin concern. The lightweight formula blends easily and lasts as long as your foundation (unlike the useless twist pen stick concealers), it is excellent value for money. I always come back to this concealer (for good reason). #happydays.

2.Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, £20.40 (Was £24), www.debenhams.com

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Nars is an awesome brand and their Soft Matte Concealer offers exceptional results. Achieving a natural yet full coverage, this product is lightweight and blends seamlessly. Whether you need to cover up dark circles (who doesn’t?), acne, blemishes, pigmentation or redness – the concealer will be like a complexion’s super hero. With its light-diffusing capabilities to blur and combining an array of proven skin-nourishing ingredients, this formula ensures your complexion will be nothing short of radiant. Furthermore, it is available in almost every shade you can think of.

3.Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, £9.75 (RRP £19.50), www.feelunique.com

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This is another concealer that ticks all the boxes. The Naked Skin Concealer provides coverage that is easily buildable, whilst guaranteeing a full and even coverage of which glides on seamlessly. Including incredible ingredients such as Japanese green tea (to diminish the appearance of lines), Matrixyl 3000 and Litchiderm (to enhance collagen production and protect), this concealer literally transforms the look of your skin. Yay!

4.MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £18.50 (9ml), www.maccosmetics.co.uk

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You didn’t think I could discuss great makeup without mentioning MAC, did you? Of course not. I hate concealers that (even when you use a setting spray) seem to either disappear completely, or stubbornly remain in unattractive vague patches on your face. Behold MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer. The lightweight product feels amazing, is lightweight whilst simultaneously achieving excellent coverage and has serious staying power. I love this!

Transform Your Skin With The Best K-Beauty Products And Advice

Hey Lovelies!

There’s no denying it – should you want incredible skin, K Beauty is the place to look. Granted, they seem to have a rather long (10-step) beauty regime, of which may seem like a bit of a stretch. Particularly when the ugliness of Monday morning arrives and we have pressed the snooze button repeatedly until it finally gives up. Subsequently, we are rushing out of the door with evidence of strawberry jam on toast blotted on our cheeks (just me, then?), and forgetting to do our eyebrows. Can there be any possible way of squeezing in a 10-step routine? I think not.

However, not all days are like this – and these are the occasions whereby we really should make that bit of effort to try the K Beauty method. Believe me, your skin will thank you. Obviously, there is quite a bit to the 10-step process, so I have spread the information over 3 articles. Part 1 covers preparation: double cleansing, exfoliation and toning.

1.Double Cleansing

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In order for any of your beauty ingredients to work effectively, it is imperative to cleanse. I know, it’s a pain (especially when you get home in the wee small hours and crashing on your bed is all you can think of). If there’s one thing Korean beauty enthusiasts are doing better, it’s the double cleanse. Opt for a foam or gel cleanser (with ph of around 5.5) for ridding environmental pollutants without stripping the skin. I love Sulwhasoo Snowise Gentle Cleansing Foam £37.89 (200ml), Amazon.

As the years pile up on our faces (in a Victorian-esque library fashion) we may crave for our skin to feel a little tighter – but when we experience this after cleansing it is not a good thing! Behold, one of the best cleansers around. Combining duckweed and chestnut shell extracts together with Korean herbs, this super-velvety cleanser offers exceptional results without irritating the skin. This South Korean brand’s cleanser makes your skin look and feel like a dream. Suitable for use during both am and pm, following your oil cleanser.

The Oil Cleanser

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To successfully diminish superficial impurities and all makeup, you need a good oil-based cleanser. For this, why not try DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £19.80 (120ml), Amazon?

Loaded with both antioxidants and vitamins, this superior cleansing oil makes light work of clearing away makeup and impurities, whilst simultaneously providing optimal hydration and nourishment. YAASS!

2.Exfoliate People!

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Always remember to exfoliate – but never overdo this process and it is worth bearing in mind that those with sensitive skin or with more mature skin types should keep this step to perhaps twice per week. Additionally, veer towards AHA exfoliators (such as glycolic or lactic acid) or BHAs (like salicylic acid) rather than more abrasive options. I love TonyMoly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel, $13.50 (5 fl oz) Amazon. This little gem keeps the blackheads and dead skin at bay,   transforming dry or dull skin into a complexion that boasts luminous radiance.

3.Don’t Forget The Toner

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Toner has had a bad rap of recent years and is often the forgotten product. Not so, if you are a K Beauty fan. The importance of this product should never be underestimated.

A good toner will not only help in restoring your skin’s pH balance (goodbye forever dry skin) but some also supercharge your skin with nutrients, even out tone, reduce pore size and fully prepare your skin for optimal absorption of your skincare ingredients. Try Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner, £14.49 , Amazon.

What are your thoughts on these K Beauty products? Leave me a message in the comments below.

Coming shortly: K-Beauty Part 2

Amazing Benefits Of Argan Oil

Hey Lovelies!

Meet your skin’s new best friend, argan oil. Otherwise known as ‘liquid gold’ this priceless oil is a powerhouse of skin-loving components that offer incredible benefits for your skin.

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Sourced from the kernels of the organ tree of which is native to Morocco (hence Moroccan oil) it contains an impressive supply of nutrients, including antioxidants, fatty acids  and vitamin E and is therefore, highly beneficial for the hair, too. Goodbye dandruff, frizz and split ends. Hello gorgeousness!

Argan/Moroccan oil is a must-have multi-tasking beauty product and goes far and beyond to transform the hair and skin, maintaining optimal nourishment, radiance and a forever sought-after youthful appearance. Better yet, a few drops goes a long way, making this a true gem.

Get Your Glow On:

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Bursting with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, argan oil has everything your skin needs to stay moisturized, smooth and utterly radiant.

2.Thwart The Aging Process:

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The pure components in argan oil are highly effective in prohibiting the ongoing attack from free radicals. Think of it like putting up a blockade against premature aging. Hooray!

6.Healing:

Argan oil works wonders in reducing the appearance of scars and treating stretch marks. Any oil that can do this deserves to have a permanent spot in my bathroom cabinet.

7.Dry Skin

Don’t let dry skin be the bane of your life. This intensely moisturising oil will target and take down the dreaded unrelenting dry skin from around the nose and other areas, infusing it instead, with deep hydrating nourishment and returning your complexion into one of pure beauty. #No filter life goals.

8.Super Shiny Locks

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Want soft shiny and manageable hair? A few drops of this miracle oil will transform your hair into locks so lustrous that L’Oréal would be jealous.

For skin: Add a few drops to your mosituriser or use as a facial oil.

For hair: Massage into the scalp, rub in a few drops from root to tip, or simply add a little to your conditioner.

Try Moroccan Oil Treatment, £12.10 (25ml), www.feelunique.com

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Always choose pure organ oil.

Have you tried argan oil and what do you think? Please message me your thoughts or leave your comments below xx

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