Sunday, 11 November 2018

OCTOBER FAVOURITES


@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.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

REVIEW: @glowbiotics Probiotic Brightening Renewal Lotion


Claims: This multifaceted skin brightening lotion harnesses the power of reparative probiotics and antioxidants to even out, brighten and beautify skin tone.

Price: $85 for 50ml

Suitable For: Dull normal to dry skin

Thoughts: This lotion is packed with active ingredients that benefit your skin in a whole plethera of ways and I don't think there are enough instagram characters to be able to do this product justice. It is jam packed with peptides, probiotiocs, anti-oxidants, vitamin A, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Lactic Acid, it's a smorgasboard of skin care ingredients that pack a real punch. If you use an over the counter retinol palmitate (this contains a little too) then the peptides in this cream help to stimulate the enzyme that converts the ingredients into retinoic acid, meaning you will notice results a lot quicker. The probiotics help stimulate collagen and help repair the skin, and there are two different brightening molecules which inhibit melanin and help prevent UV damage.

The lotion itself is incredibly hydrating, I apply after all my skin care for it to cocoon my skin overnight and let the ingredients get to work and i've noticed a big difference in the plumpness and glow of my skin in the morning.

This is the perfect product to introduce at this time of year, it will repair any damage and lighten any pigmentation from the summer and hydrate and protect from the colder winter temperatures and the havoc heated homes do to the skin. I am dying to try the Probiotic Brightening Solution from Glowbiotics next and i'm fully converted to the Probiotic skin care way of life. I have been focusing on more budget friendly skincare recently which I love but they tend to be one ingredient wonders, this is more expensive but is a complex formula and very concentrated which is very noticeable in the results. #probiotics #skincare #skincareroutine #blogpost #under10k #influencer #bblogger #skincarecommunity


via IFTTT