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Friday, 25 January 2013

Review-Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Hello Lovelies!



How have y'all been? Back in December I bought Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimising serum on a whim without even sampling it. Why you may ask? All of a sudden I have enlarged pores and they were kinda depressing me when I look in the mirror so I thought hey why not invest in something to tackle this problem before it got outta hand. This serum has got to be the most expensive skincare product I own so far,I seriously didnt know what to expect to be honest but at a hefty tag I hoped we would live happily ever after lol



Benefits /Claims
*Pores instantly look a third smaller
*Refinishes skin texture
* Reveals more clarity,smoothness and luminosity
*Banishes and helps prevent flakiness,roughness and  dullness

How to Use
Apply every morning on clean skin,follow with moisturiser

Packaging
I really love the packaging,its nice and classy in my opinion
I love that it comes with a pump making it more hygienic

Skin type, Texture ,Scent
Estee Lauder claims that the serum is suitable for all skintypes but I can not support that statement as
Every person is different. However it suits my normal/combination skin with oily t-zone perfectly
It did not irritate me from first use or cause breakouts. The serum has a nice light fruity lime scent which I think is lovely and refreshing. The texture is very silky to the touch and it is not sticky at all

I love how this glides on my skin,I use 2-3 pumps and massage it in. My skin feels velvety and looks clear and poreless when I use the pore minimiser. The serum also acts as a face primer and prevents my makeup from sinking into my pores. I dont even use foundation primer anymore when am using Estee Lauder Idealist
The skin refinisher alsor help my makeup glide on better and stay fresh and put all day


Overall
I think this is the best 40quid I spend on a skincare product and I feel its worth it
I have used this daily ever since I purchased it ,it has made a difference to the texture and look of my skin. My pores havent disappeared completely but they certainly have been minimised. My skin looks even and feels silky smooth. If you are on the hunt for a pore minimiser I recommend you get samples to try at Estee Lauder counters. The Estee Pore minimising serum has found its place in my skincare routine and I will definitely be repurchasing. Im thinking of trying the Estee Advanced Night Repair as a night treatment


Where to purchase&cost
30ml for £40, 50ml for £54 and 75ml for £65
Can purchase from Estee Lauder direct,Estee Lauder counters in Boots, Selfridges, House of Fraser
John Lewis, Debenhams



Have you tried this
Have you tried any Estee Lauder products that you recommend?
Do you have enlarged pores&what do you use to keep them under control?




Have a wonderful day
Stay Beautiful&Blessed
Much Love
xoxo



Thursday, 17 January 2013

Lipstick of the Moment- Nars Niagara!

Hello Lovelies!




I have had Nars Niagara lipstick for quite a long time and I have recently fallen in love with it. Nars Niagara has a satin finish,it is not moisturising but its not drying either but always make sure I put a lip balm with all my lipsticks. Niagara is described as a coral pink although it comes out more pink on my nc47ish skintone
It is a colour perfect for spring and summer but no doubt can be suitable for everyday too. Niagara is quite pigmented and has great staying power 4-5hours before you need to reapply! I think these shade can be rocked by any skintone under the sun









Whats on my face
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr foundation #10
Lancome Hypnose mascara
Carmex lip balm
Nars Niagara lipstick




WHAT DO YOU THINK OF NARS NIAGARA LIPSTICK




Have a wonderful day
Stay Beautiful&Blessed
Much Love
xoxo









Friday, 11 January 2013

TOP PRODUCTS OF 2012

Hello Chicas!




How are we all? Hope your year has started off great eh?


Alas, Im rather late with this post but  just thought I would do a post of my favourite products of the past year! Hope you enjoy



Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower scrub- 
Very gentle on skin its packed with rich mineral sea salt and organic lime
The colour and scent of this is wonderful smells like ocean breeze IMO.I use it once a week 
it leaves my skin polished and smooth without drying

Lush Bubblegum lip scrub
Not only does this smell sweet like candy and taste yummy it keeps my lips in a great condition
Made from Caster sugar and Organic Jojoba Oil it does a great job of
clearing dead skin and flakiness from lips leaving them moisturised and smooth

Argan Oil 100% Organic
This Oil is fab,I have been using it for my face,body and hair.
It has so many benefits to the skin 
It also helps in promoting hair growth and fading acne scars
I have noticed improvement when I used it on its own or mixed with face and body creams
Nowadays Im using it mainly for my hair and I love it

Victoria Secrets Body scrubs in Pure Seduction and Aqua Kiss
I really am a fan of Victoria Secrets beauty products
I forgot to include body mists in the photos. 
Their body scrubs smell wonderful and they leave my skin feeling  very smooth without being dry



Lancome Teint Idole ultra 24hr foundation #10
This is current Holy grail for me,I love this foundation 
Its everything I look for in a foundation,lightweight,doesnt cake off,
doesnt break me out, doesnt look like a mask,love the finish and coverage 
U can see my review here

Becca Cosmetics Mattifying Primer
I love this primer,its so mattifying and helps reduce the look of my enlarged pores. It keeps my t-zone looking shiny all day
U can find my review here


Sleek Rose Gold blush
A dupe to the famous Nars Orgasm blush,its a gorgeous peachy pink shade with golden sheen. It is very pigmented and gives skin a healthy glow




Nars Taos blush
Nars Taos is my to go blush- its a desert rose blush with shimmer
*This is such  beautiful,colour- kinda dark red-coral with shimmer
Its smooth and has has great colour payoff
The pigmentation is Amazing,it makes me glow and look very healthy
It blends flawlessly u can never go wrong with Nars IMO


Nars Taj Mahal blush
Can tell I love me some Nars hey!
Taj Mahal is avibrant tangerine orange blush with golden sheen. Texture is very smooth,it gives skin a subtle glow,Its perfect for those with deeper skintones but those with light skintones can still  find it  useful but using a very light hand. I tend to reach for it during spring and summer 

K by Beverley Knight contouring Blush in Flame
A deep warm amber blush infused with gold sparkles,it gives a lovely flush of colour and is perfect for everyday use


Lancome Mousse Eclat cleanser
This was my cleanser of the year
The light-as-air foam activates with water to create a truly luxurious cleanser. Its fresh formula gently cleanses away makeup and impurities to clarify the complexion leaving your skin soft,radiant and healthy looking
I would repurchase in the fute you can find my review here

Lush Tea Tree toner
I have resorted to using this every now and again when I feel a blemish/spot popping up. I love it.
I think this is particularly effective for oily/combination and blemish prone skin
It is also very good at refreshing my skin
Antiblemish and antifungal tea tree helps banish imperfections


Lush Ocean salt face scrub
-Made from lashings of sea salt to scrub and clean,Organic limes to brighten and avocado to soften the skin. It has a salty and fruity scent but didd not break me out or cause irritation. I mainly use this scrub for my face but it can also be used  on hands and feet.
  • I love the Lush Ocean salt because it exfoliates my skin whilst removing dead skin without leaving it tight. It really leaves my skin feeling smooth, moisturised and radiant


    Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Day Moisturiser for All skintypes  
     Features a unique technology to provide intense, immediate and continuous moisturisation and soothe sensitive skin.MOISTURISES: Lipidure and Hyaluronic acid microcapsules, vectorised ceramides and Glycerol provide the skin with intense, long-lasting hydration.SOOTHES AND RELIEVES STRESS: The NEUROCALM™ complex with natural plant extracts combats the negative effects of environmental and emotional stress.
    Samphire boosts the positive effects of stress by producing beta-endorphins, providing heightened moisturisation.
    SOOTHING FRAGRANCE: Proven calming, anti-stress action
    Rose and lily-of-the-valley: soothing
    Orange: relaxing
    Apple: anti-stress
    White musk: reassuring. 
    *I love this moisturiser,it is perfect for when my skin is having its sensitive moments


    Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Night Cream
    This treatment boosts the skin’s natural defences and strengthens it against the effects of daily stress.
    1) As soon as it is applied: Your skin is immediately and intensely moisturised, soft, comfortable and soothed. Signs of fatigue built up during the day seem to disappear.
    2) In the morning: Your skin looks relaxed. It is fresher, better moisturised and intensely eased of stress.
    3) Night after night: The skin’s natural self-defence potential is recharged.
    The skin feels strengthened against the effects of daily stress.
    *Again I love this cream,it really works and I would repurchase as my skin loves it 

                                  Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask
                                  Good Things Facial Skincare has been developed by Award-Winning Beauty Writer Alice Hart-Davis using her years of expertise in the Beauty industry. Specially designed to make the most of young skin, the Good Things range uses superfruit beauty boosters in gentle, super-effective formulations
    Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask makes skin clearer, brighter and smoother, all at the same time. There's green clay and kaolin to draw out impurities, avocado oil to moisturise, goji berry extract to soothe and willow bark extract for radiance. *Really love this mask,its a staple of mine it really does smell lovely& deep cleanses my skin. Leaves my skin supple and radiant whenever I need a quick pick me up. If you want an affordable fab mask I would  definitely recommend it
YSL lipsticks in #104 Stellar Pink,#22 Exquisite Plum,# 16 Red Temptation, Mac Rebel, Mac So Chaud
Chapstick and Carmex lip balm



So these were my faves
What were your 2012 faves?




Have a wonderful weekend
Stay Beautiful&Blessed
Much Love
xoxo




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