Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Review: @lumene_uk Nordic Hydra Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask

Claims: Containing pure Arctic spring water and Organic Nordic birch sap, the light water-gel formula delivers intense hydration to promote a healthy-looking complexion.

Price: £19.90 for 150ml

Suitable for: All skin types

Thoughts: This mask completely fixed my skin at the end of November, I had a patch of relentless dry skin that wouldn't budge. I purchased this and two applications later my skin was back to normal. I often remove my makeup early in the evening so have been looking for a hydrating mask that I can leave on for a couple of hours in between washing my face and finishing my routine and this has definitely taken top spot.

It's not expensive for the amount you get so you can use it a few times a week for wonderfully plump and hydrated skin, it’s an essential part of my routine in the colder months. The texture of the mask surprised me, as it’s a gel I assumed it would be wet and thin but it's more a jelly texture and when you apply it almost feels like you are applying a decadent cream. I highly recommend this mask if your skin needs a bit of a boost!

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Sunday, 11 November 2018


@renskincare Ready Steady Glow I love that this is a lactic acid exfoliator as most tend to be glycolic based, it’s a wonderful everyday resurfacer and at this time of year keeps my skin smooth and soft without it drying out. It smells amazing and at £25 for 250ml it’s great value and I need to purchase the full size. There’s currently 22% off on their site!

@pixibeautyuk Rose Tonic This is the perfect duo with the Ready Steady Glow, it is a hydrating toner and a great product to sandwich between your skincare layers that amps up your skins hydration levels. I love how soothing and calming it is too when I have micro needled my skin.

@yvesrocherfr Intense Hydrating Mask This has been a great addition to my mask routine during the change of seasons. When my skin has felt dry and I didn’t feel like a cold sheet mask I layer this on after my AHA and leave it on for an hour. Once I rinse it off my skin is soft, hydrated and plump! At £8.50 a tube it’s one you can slap on as much as you like!

@esteelauderuk Double Wear Light EL finally answered my prayers and extended the shade range of the DW Light, they reformulated it too so I was apprehensive about giving it a go. Thankfully they’ve kept the same long wearing, medium coverage lightweight foundation that I have loved for years and opened it up to a whole range of skin tones. It does oxidise on me so be warned & get a sample but i’ve found how to make it work for me and worn it everyday since I got it.

@ctilburymakeup Instant Look in a Palette CT release these palettes now and again, if you’ve not got one i’d recommend picking one up when the next one is launched (please CT do a Pillow Talk one), It’s a great palette to keep in your handbag and I love all the colours and as you can see it’s well loved! Also pleading for the CT Team to release the bronzer on its own without the highlight as i rarely highlight.

@lagirlcosmetics Shady Slim Brow Pencil I’ve mentioned this on my stories before, if you love the Anastasia Brow Wizz but not the price this is a great alternative. Pigmented, fine tip & lasts all day! Plus it’s £5!! #bblogger #blogpostvia IFTTT

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Lazy Girls Guide to Wavy Hair

We've all seen the new tool(s) to hit the hair care market and whilst I'd love to spend £400 on a hair tool realistically it's a bit of a waste, especially when there are much easier ways to get that look which cost a fraction of the price.

My dream hairstyle has always been relaxed waves like the picture above and when I cut my hair shorter it wasn't a look I could pull off however in my determination not to waste money on a hair tool I found that with some forward planning and some extra help from hairgets.com I can finally have those dream waves without damaging my hair with heat. So here's my lazy girls guide to wavy hair.

Step 1
I always wash my hair at night because drying and curling in the morning isn't an option for us lazy girls, after my usual shampoo & condition, I brush through and roughly towel dry my hair so it’s a bit less saturated with water than fresh out the shower and then I add a little volume mousse, I use the Umberto Giannini Mermaid Volume Mousse which really helps hold your curl without feeling crunchy and helps give your hair some grip for the extensions to hold onto. I quickly use my blow drier at the roots of my hair to help with volume then leave the ends to dry.

Step 2
I French braid my hair from about half way down my head, if I start at the top of my head my roots tend to look a bit too tightly curled so starting at ear height looks more casual and flattering. Once my hair is plaited I loosen the braid by pulling on each side gently so my waves aren’t too tight or looked like I’ve crimped my hair.

Step 3
I add a touch of hair spray and some dry shampoo massaged into the roots so that my hair has extra volume in the morning, if you tend to toss and turn at night I’d recommend adding a hair scarf to stop your hair getting frizzy whilst you sleep or a silk pillowcase if you want to be extra.

Step 4
The next morning remove the braid and gently separate the waves with your fingers, you want the hair to be loose and not uniform to achieve that natural beachy wave, I then section my hair around ear height and add the ultimate body wave clip extensions (Direct Link) from hairgets.com which immediately add length, volume and amazing waves.

Step 5
As before I go through my hair with my fingers to blend the extensions and natural hair together and I’d advise not using a brush so your hair doesn’t end up frizzy or having any static, with a bit of hair paste I scrunch my hair in my hands which again blends and makes sure your style stays in place and looks flawless all day.

With your heat free wavy natural hair plus the extensions it is Hollywood hair that takes in total 5 minutes and zero effort to achieve. The perfect Lazy Girls Wavy Hair.