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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, www.lookfantastic.com

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This brand has been around for decades and their Advanced Night Repair Complex 11 has a real cult following. Brimming with hyaluronic acid and with the help of their exclusive ChronoluxCB technology, this serum offers a fantastic super-boost of hydration and skin renewal. Apply at night before sleep, the formula quickly absorbs into your skin and you awaken to discover a complexion that is hydrated, smooth, toned – and just beautiful. Furthermore, this product can be used alongside most other beauty products without fear of contraindications. Yay!

3. For Concealing/Contouring/Highlighting: Iconic London Multi-Use Cream Contour Palette, £33.50, www.iconiclondon.com

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I tried out this contour palette over a year ago and seriously, I have never looked back. Highly pigmented, gorgeous colours that offer absolutely amazing results every time. Whether you wish to conceal, contour, highlight, this palette has everything you need. Iconic also offer the palette in powder form, but should you have dry or mature skin, this is the kitty for you.

4.Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £24, www.urbandecay.co.uk

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I absolutely ADORE Urban Decay products – I just can’t ever have enough! When it comes to setting sprays, this one is the product that ensures your makeup remains firmly intact throughout the day and night. It is literally un-moveable – which means no more nipping to the bathroom and looking at your reflection in horror as you appear to have morphed into Alice Cooper! This setting spray’s incredible and ever-growing fan-base speaks for itself.

5.For Aging Skin / Skin Protection: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, £135, www.skinceuticals.co.uk

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Since discovering SkinCeuticals some time ago, the brand continues to be one of my all-time favourites. This brand truly deliver on their promise every single time! Two key ingredients of which we all need to keep using are vitamin C and E. Combining 15% pure vitamin C, 1 % vitamin E and 0.5% ferulic acid, this formula offers exceptional results, turning around dry or age-affected skin and transforming it into a complexion of utter smooth radiance. Additionally, you can expect high protection from free radical damage and continual cell-regenerating qualities. Awesome!

6.For Cleansing and Ingredient Delivery: Foreo Luna Mini 2 Cleansing Brush, £119, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Want to diminish toxins effectively without damaging your skin leaving a beautifully clear complexion? Want to ensure those cherished skincare ingredients are delivered as deeply as possible? Look no further than the Foreo Luna or Luna 2. I was given this cleansing brush several years ago to try and it has been my skincare lifesaver. Not only does it achieve clear and smooth results, but I have found by applying my favourite skincare ingredients and working them in with this brush, my skin has never looked more incredible! Love this! Also – bonus points for the awesome colour, right?

Have you tried any of these products and what do you think? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a great afternoon xx

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Vegan Skincare Products That You Need In Your Life

Hey Lovelies!

Vegan skincare products are becoming ever-more popular, transforming the beauty industry and our faces for the better. Should you want to diminish any evidence of skin concerns, you need the following products in your life. Life goals, people. Life goals.

1.For Acne-Prone Or Blemished Skin Try: Odacite Oily Acne Prone Skin Concentrate, £32, www.naturismo.com

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Searching for that one product that means you can kiss goodbye to the nightmare of acne and blemishes for good? Vegan brand Odacite blesses us with the holy grail of elixirs and effectively deals with such skin concerns. Their concentrate is specifically formulated to clear away existing blemishes and spots, balance the skin and prohibit a return attack by the acne monster..

Combined in this fast-absorbing serum is linoleic acid and potent anti-inflammatory OPCs to clear and maintain your beautiful complexion. Additionally, this formula contains antimicrobial and disinfectant benefits to ensure your skin stays clear, healthy, smooth and radiant!

This product is 100% vegan.

2.For Anti-Aging Choose: Evolve Hyaluronic Acid Serum 200, £30, www.evolvebeauty.co.uk

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You have to check out this vegan multi-award-winning serum by Evolve Organic Beauty. Suitable for normal to dry skin, each bottle includes 200mg of organic hyaluronic acid. Soaking deep into the layers of skin, this scientifically proven component works on those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, helping to replace them with a more plump and youthful complexion.

Furthermore, organic pomegranate extract is combined for added softness and optimal protection. YAASSS!

100% vegan

3.For Dull And Tired Skin Try: Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, £45, www.elemis.com

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Behold, one of my all-time favourite vegan products (and winner of Vogue Beauty Awards, 2018). Should you suffer from dull and tired looking skin, this facial oil ought to be at the top of your must-buy list.

Combining highly concentrated plant-based superfoods, the formula provides an intense boost of hydration and nourishment for the skin; thus, it achieves such radiant luminosity you will be impressed. Elemis has included broccoli (for its antioxidant support), flax seed and daikon radish for their rich nutrient, restorative and radiance-evoking properties).

What to expect: compliments!

100% vegan

4.For Pigmentation Choose: Agent Nateur Holi C Refining Face Vitamins, £113, www.naturismo.com

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Pigmentation is about as unavoidable as pot holes in the road. Still, there are some vegan products out there that truly have our back. One such brand is Agent Nateur and although it is quite pricey, it is totally worth it. Not only does it aid in the reduction of pigmentation marks, but this little wonder product waves its wand over an array of other issues, too. Whether you want to reduce fine lines, firm, smooth or tighten, this little gem does it all. Better yet, this product comes in powder form – so all you need to do is add it to your moisturiser, et voila! Perfect.

However, for the reduction of pigmentation – do not expect overnight miracles. For good results, it is important to use this regularly and over time.

100% vegan

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

K-Beauty Skincare Part 2: Essence, Ampoule And Sheet Masks

Here is part 2 of the best K-beauty products to achieve fabulous results by using the much-loved Korean 10-step beauty system. The first article focuses on the adored double-cleanse, exfoliator and toner. You can find the article here.

This piece features awesome essence, ampoule and sheet mask products.

1.Essence: Try Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (100ml), £14.99, www.asianbeautyplus.com

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If you can get past the truly icky image that snail secretion evokes, the benefits of this essence will prove to be outstanding. Anyone out there with dry or damaged skin should give this essence a go. You may be thinking that perhaps it is just called Snail 96 Mucin Power and has no real relevance to an actual snail – but, alas, you would be wrong. Included in Cosrx’s lightweight and super-hydrating formula is filtered snail mucin – and it truly delivers exceptional results for replenishing and repairing damaged/dry skin. Better yet, this little secret weapon even offers anti-aging properties to help combat those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Hooray (ish).

2.Ampoule: Try Leegeehaam – Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule (15ml), £13.46, www.yesstyle.com

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Should you suffer from acne or blemishes, this is one ampoule that will be worth its weight in gold. Combining antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities found in propolis, the formula makes light work of diminishing nasty bacteria, as well as healing, regenerating and smoothing the skin. Also included is sea buckthorn (known for its cleansing, exfoliating, healing and regenerative abilities).

Furthermore, centella and witch-hazel are combined to provide a boost of skin-loving antioxidants, improve elasticity and reduce inflammation.

This product boasts a rich supply of antioxidants and vitamins that effectively nourish the skin, transforming it into a brighter and healthier complexion. I found the formula is quickly absorbed into the skin and noticed a significant improvement to my overall complexion within a week of use.

3.Sheet Mask For Dry Skin Try: Tony Moly I’m Real Aloe Mask Sheet Moisturising (21ml), £5, www.beautybay.com

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Sheet masks are hugely popular amongst Korean women due to the fact that they WORK. However, there are so many different types available and it is worth doing a little research and sourcing one to suit your specific skin concern. I love Tony Moly’s I’m Real Aloe Mask Sheet Moisturising.

Before I continue, I should state that you must keep the mask on for the correct amount of time and don’t be lulled into the idea that keeping it on for longer will be an added bonus. Keeping the mask on for longer is said to have a reverse effect!

For superior hydrating and moisturising capabilities look no further than this awesome Tony Moly sheet mask.

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What are your fave K-beauty skincare products? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

 

The Best Vitamin C Serums To Combat The Onslaught Of Winter

Hey Lovelies!

Happy hump day and brace yourselves, for we are about to experience the true wrath of winter. Never fear – here are the best vitamin C serums to ensure your skin receives warrior-like protection against the onslaught of brutal weather. Take that, cruel UK winds!

Whether you need a boost to keep bugs at bay or give your skin a lift, vitamin C products are literal miracle workers. Loaded with antioxidants, good vitamin C serums will reduce fine lines, kick-start collagen production, boost hydration and brighten the skin with minimal effort required! People, we need this in our lives.

1.Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, £67, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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This is one brand to keep your eye on and for good reason; it’s outstanding products deliver real results and people are loving them. Their C-Firma Day Serum offers a noticeable improvement to the firmness, tone of the skin, providing an overall luminous complexion you will absolutely love.

2.SkinCeuticals Vitamin C E Ferulic Serum, £135 (30ml), www.skinceuticals.co.uk

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OK, I know this is crazy expensive – but if you’ve read any of my reviews you will know I totally rate SkinCeuticals products for their superior results. This brand is in a league of its own. Should your skin look dehydrated, dull, tired and in desperate need of help (as does mine of late), take a leap of faith and invest in this serum. It will not disappoint, and a little goes a long way.

3.Obagi Professional C-20 Serum, £96.49 (30ml), www.cosmedic-clinic.co.uk

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Obagi has been the name on top skincare specialists’ lips for some time now and when it comes to skin transformation, people in the know swear by its almost magical properties. I would recommend purchasing an Obagi skincare package for optimal results. However, if you were to buy just one of their products, this is the one. Renowned for its skin brightening and plumping abilities, the Professional Vitamin C Serum is one of the greats.

4.Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, £70, www.spacenk.com/uk

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Another incredible brand has to be Sunday Riley. Their vitamin C Rapid Flash Brightening Serum is a true hero product. Want to tackle fine lines, hyperpigmentation, uneven tone? This cult product does all its name suggests, and a whole lot more besides! I love this.

5.Inkey List Vitamin C Serum, £7.99, cultbeauty.co.uk

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Should the other products seem a tad pricey (particularly as it’s January and we are all broke), The inkey List’s Vitamin C Serum is a fantastic alternative. Providing a huge 30% L-ascorbic acid, the serum ensures amazing skin brightening, plumping and protective antioxidant benefits, without making a dent in our back accounts. Yay!

What is your fave vitamin C serum? Leave me your comments below xx

How To Minimise And Hide Split Ends

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We all know only too well what its like to look in the mirror each day to a scarecrow head gawking back at you. Split ends truly are a nightmare! Should your hairdresser be booked up for the next month and split ends are taking over your head like something from The Strain, do not panic: here are some quick fixes to keep them well-hid until you reach the sanctuary of the hair salon.

1.Ditch The Elastic

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Having little time in the morning and opting for a ponytail may seem like a good idea – but not if you are using elastic bands. These are the key offenders for causing frayed hair. To avoid breakage, make sure you use soft and stretchy fabric bands or Scunci hair tools.

2.Cut Down Heat

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Its better to cut down on use of heat styling, but if you are like me and simply cannot go without the straighteners or tongs, opt for heated tools with thermal heat protection to keep damage to a minimum.

3.Choose Carefully

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Are you using the right brush for your hair type? This is such an important thing to remember as the wrong brush can do endless hair harm. Should your hair be weak choose a soft bristle brush, and always, ALWAYS brush softly.

4.Shampoo and Conditioner

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Again, take some time in researching and buying the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and condition. Should your locks be in a sorry state (again, like mine at present) invest in a good leave in conditioner such as Label.m’s Leave-in Conditioner, (Diamond Dust range) £18.25.

5.Towel Dry

I know, this is not always possible when we have overslept and have to leave the house, like twenty minutes ago!. However, try to towel dry where possible. Your hair will thank you.

 

7.Serums/Oil

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Perfect for sealing up those pesky split ends, hero hair serums and oils are an actual God send. Try Aesop’s Shine.

8.Hair Mask

Should your locks be in need of a little extra TLC, use an overnight hair mask. This will provide vital nourishment so that your hair feels thoroughly rejuvenated by the morning. Hooray!

 

 

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