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Saturday, 23 February 2013

GARNIER MOISTURE MATCH ILLUMINATING LIGHT LOTION

Hi Lovelies!




How are y'all? Hope your weekend has started off great
Im a sucker for all  products that claim to make the skin glow and or illuminate so am always on the hunt for the next best thing. My recent purchase has been Garnier Skin Naturals Moisture Match Protect and Glow Illuminating Light Lotion SPF20 50ml -(Wow what a mouthful)





Developed exclusively in the US labs, this weightless lotion contains Vitamin B3, Lemon extract and light reflecting pearls, to give a healthy-looking glow. Also containing SPF20 UVB sunscreen filters, the daily moisturiser protects as it hydrates without leaving any residue.

Formulated for Normal or Lacklustre skin

For starter I have normal combination skin with oily t-zone.The illuminating lotion is quite lovely it smells fresh and citrusy. It applies and absorbs easily onto the skin without being greasy. I was expecting it to have shimmer particles like other products which claim to illuminate but this doesnt so Im pleased with it,it brightens up my face in the morning making a great base for make up as well


What I love
Thick enough to hydrate skin but it doesnt feel greasy
Makes me look radiant
Doesnt clog my pores
Oil free
Has SPF20
Keeps my skin moisturised all day
Feels very lightweight and luxurious on skin
Very affordable at £5.99
No parabens
Suitable for sensitive skin

Dislikes
I have nothing bad to say about this cream,Garnier really did well with the moisture match range .I love it,it does what it claims to do I will be repurchasing and trying  the other moisture match lotions to meet my skincare needs as seasons change.


About Garniers Moisture Match
Not all skin is the same, so a tailor-made approach to your skincare routine is essential.
The five new Moisture Match moisturisers combines the best textures and ingredients with Mannose – a patented hydrating active ingredient – which works hard to help reinforce the skin’s barrier function and to improve the appearance of skin texture.
There are five moisturisers to choose from:
  • Goodbye Dry (for dry to very dry skin)
  • Start Afresh (for normal to dry skin)
  • Shine Be Gone (for combination to oily skin)
  • Wake Me Up (for dull skin)
  • Protect & Glow (for Normal skin)





*This retails for £5.99 but  I bought mines at Superdrug where they have it on special offer for £3.99






Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Lipstick Loving -Sleek Amethyst Lipstick

Hello Lovelies!




How have y'all been? Was browsing thru my lipstick when I found this beautiful lippy from Sleek! The colour is called Amethyst a bright purple with blue sheen thinks it looks a bit like Mac Violetta which I didnt care to buy lol. I dont have that much purples in my collection but this lil gem I do love ,have worn it non stop past few days. Sleek is one of my fave drugstore brands,their products are simply amazing and so affordable,me thinks I need to add more Sleek lipsticks for Spring/Summer hehe

Amethyst lasts a good couple hours and as it fades leaves a nice tint,it is neither hydrating nor drying but I always put lip balm as base







Face
Lancome teint Miracle foundation #10 Beige Praline
Too Faced Ooh la rouge blush Pink Provocateur

Eyes
L'oreal gel liner
Maybelline Great Lash mascara

Lips
Sleek Pout polish in Sugar May
Sleek lipstick in Amethyst


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS LIPSTICK?



Have a wonderful day 
Stay Beautiful&Blessed
Much Love
xoxo





Thursday, 14 February 2013

Face of the Night!

Hello Sweeties!




A Happy Valentines to y'all Lovelies! U can prolly see Im back into blogging mode these days eh! Anyhoo created this look last night when I was going out. Didnt use much products at all for this look, I am normally a nude eye bold lip kinda gal but sometimes we ought to try new things right! I kinda like this look,makes  my eyes pop and Rimmel Vintage pink is as nude as I can go hehe









Face
Iman Second to None stick foundation clay2
Milani powder blush in Mai Tai
Iman second to None Semi loose powder Clay Medium


Eyes
L'oreal Superliner Gel Intenza 

Lips
Rimmel Moisture renew lipstick in Vintage Pink




WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS LOOK?




Have an amazing Valentines day
Stay Beautiful&Blessed
Much Love
xoxo


















Tuesday, 12 February 2013

My Winter Skincare Saviours!

Hello Lovelies!




How have y'all been?  I must admit I love all winter makeup and  fashion collections but I really hate the impact  freezing temps leave on our skin. I been meaning to do this post since December but only got round to finish it now *hides face in shame*  I just thought I would share a few staples of mine that keeps my skin looking healthy and staying hydrated from the harsh winter weather







Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Oil
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil is a light oil specially formulated with pure Cocoa Butter enriched with Vitamin E to help soften and soothe dry skin. This delicately scented, fast absorbing oil quenches thirsty skin leaving it soft and silky smooth. The light, non greasy, easily absorbed formula is also ideal for use in the bath or shower, allowing you to dress immediately without fear of staining your clothes. I have been using this oil for a couple years and it really is a great product,Sometimes I switch it with  good ol'  Bio oil,I love that this oil is also non greasy



                                                           Jergens Naturals Cocoa butter moisturiser with Vitamin E

An outstanding light weight 96% natural lotion that immediately transforms dry, thirsty skin with natural moisturisers. Deeply conditions and doubles skin’s natural radiance with Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E
Cocoa Butter : rich chocolately scented butter, known to deeply hydrate and tone skin
Sunflower Seed Oil : softens the skin and helps skin maintain its moisture levels
Vitamin E: Works to protect skin from free radical damage helping to ensure it is protected from further environmental damage
Again I love this moisturiser,it smells lovely and works wonders,I never suffer from dryness when i use it


Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Serum
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Serum is a unique, precious blend of Moroccan Argan Oil which instantly penetrates the hair shaft restoring shine and softness while strengthening and creating soft, seductive, silky perfection.
This really does smell lovely&leaves hair looking so healthy


Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for Dehydrated Skin
Moisture care for Dehydrated Skin. 100% pure plant extracts with no preservatives. This best-selling oil contains extracts of Rosewood, Patchouli and Blue Orchid to tone, revitalise and restore radiance to moisture-depleted skin. Hazelnut Oil helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines.

-*my skin gets a bit dehydrated during cold months and I use this as a night cream. It does exactly what it says on the bottle and whenever my skin is feeling dry or flaky I reach for it and it returns my normal levels of moisture overnight.This oil smells beautiful a little bit chocolately , strange to say given that the hero ingredients are blue orchid, rosewood and patchouli. It's good the cool earthiness of patchouli and the delicacy of rose going on too. It's delicious to fall asleep with this on your skin as it has a spa aroma like feel to it.The blue orchid oil sinks into your skin quickly, leaving it feeling moisturised, smooth and smelling beautiful! I shall not be without this I love it. Clarins also does other oils for dry and oily skin



L'occitane Shea Butter hand cream
Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, this super-creamy hand cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and smooth with no oily traces. This is my favourite hand cream to date,I cannot leave the house without it,I love the smell and I love the way my hands feel when I use it. I can see why this handcream has won so many awards I recommend everyone to try it if you havent!


Carmex Moisture plus lip balm

Formulated with Vitamin E, Aloe, Shea Butter and SPF15, Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm gives you moisture, a hint of shine and colour all in one sleek package.The lip moisturiser will temporarily protect and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips. Another product I cant leave the house without,a great lip balm, very moisturising with a lovely hint of colour. Looks glossy and lasts a long time. Would definitely recommend and buy again.



                          WHAT ARE YOUR WINTER STAPLES?
                                    ANY PRODUCTS YOU RECOMMEND?



                                                      Have a wonderful day Lovelies
                                             Stay Beautiful&Blessed
                                             Much Love   
                                             xoxo













Saturday, 9 February 2013

Face of the Day: Green eyed&Pink lips

Hello Lovelies!





How was your week? Hope you had a good one and that u all having a lovely weekend! Anyhoo with the weather still gloomy&cold across England I decided to  brighten up my mood with makeup. I havent worn eyeshadows for about 6months or so but here is what I came up with. I really do love green eyeshadows and pink lipsticks so it would be rude not to combine the two eh!













Face
Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimiser used as primer
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr foundation #10 Beige Praline
Iman Second to None luminous powder Clay 1

Cheeks
Giorgio Armani Blush fabric #2

Eyes
Nars smudgeproof eyeshadow base
Green eyeshadow from LA Colours palette
L'oreal Gel liner
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Lips
Sleek Pout polish spf15 in Sugar May as lip base
NYX Round lipstick in Fire





WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS LOOK?





Have a wonderful weekend
Stay Beautiful&Blessed
Much Love
xoxo










Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Beauty Bits&Bobs

Hello Lovelies!




How have y'all been?





So on Monday it was my birthday,I turned 26 *big yawn* yep Im heading towards the dreaded 30 lol, y'all know how much time flies and all the responsibilities that come with being an adult eek I cant even begin to explain but still am grateful to see another year. Not exactly where I really want to be but thank God Im not where I used to be and Im on way to bigger and better things. Enough said right?!







About 2weeks or so ago I won Dyno's 100 follower giveaway anniversary. I was really thrilled to have won
I couldnt be more grateful as I hadnt tried any of the stuff in the giveaway
Dyno is one of my favourite bloggers, she has a super cool blog, brilliant taste in makeup, skincare&fashion
She is a lovely blogger&does awesome reviews on products. If you havent checked her blog u really dont know what you missing lol ,take my advice and head to Dyno's blog now
Anyhoo goodies were beautifully wrapped  and she was extra generous to throw in 2extra bits from me as she knows Im a massivefan of just like her
The box contained
Mac Candy Yum Yum lipstick
The Body shop Mango Beautifying Oil
The Body shop strawberry shower gel
Juicy Couture viva la juicy travel size body lotion
L A Colours 30 eye design palette
Nivea lip butters in Rasberry Rose and Vanilla Macadamia
Arabian jewellery earrings
L A Colours Nail lacquer in Lightning Pink
Sephora Limited Edition Makeup bag

The extra bits she added were the Calvin Klein Sheer beauty perfume sample-smells lovely
Clarins Beauty Flashbalm- this stuff is amazeballs cant live without it
Clarins Hand and nail treatmeant- handbag staple every girl needs this

2013 my obsession is for clear and more radiant skin,less makeup perhaps?
I really am having a skincare kick and over past year or two Clarins has become my favourite skincare brand
I still try other brands but I always come back to Clarins. Before I used to associate Clarins with my mum and nan's age group haha how wrong was I lol. I love that Clarins products are plant based. Whilst having retail therapy on my birthday I wanted to buy the Clarins Pure Radiant face mask  so when I popped into John lewis Oxford street the SA said they had an offer of buy 2products you get to choose 4travel size skincare essentials of your choice so I thought hell yeah,might as well. I bought Clarins Pure radiant mask and Clarins Daily energizer cleansing gel and chose products to suit my needs.

Clarins Pure Radiant Mask
The Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask is a hydrating and mattifying treatment for combination and oily skin that promotes freshness, purity and radiance.
For troublesome skin that looks shiny and uneven, restore softness, smoothness and a more refined skin texture. Target redness, remove excess oil and absorb impurities with this non-drying skin treat suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.
Apply once or twice a week to cleansed, dry skin, leaving it on 5-10 minutes. Rinse off and follow with a good toner.
  • Tanaka powder and Pink Clay gently absorb impurities and excess oil
  • Alpine Willow Herb, Zinc and Vitamin B6 regulate oil production tighten pores.
  • Linden soothes and softens
  • Palm and Coconut oils comfort

Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel
This is a repurchase,its my everyday cleanser
This refreshing gel formulation leaves your skin clear, clean and super soft, with no trace of make-up. Pollutants, grime and city debris are removed, leaving the skin looking and feeling detoxified. The multitasking cleanser also works to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Use daily both morning and night. Gently work into a lather on dampened skin - making sure to avoid the eye area. Rinse with cool water in the morning to wake-up your skin and warm water in the evening to relax your skin and help with make-up removal.
Saponaria extract foaming and cleansing benefits
Moringa extract neutralises the effects of pollution

MY FREE GIFT CHOICES

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion
Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion is a wonderfully intensive fluid specifically for skin that needs some added hydration.
Intensively moisturising yet readily absorbed, this essential lotion instantly soothes even the driest skin to restore a comfortable equilibrium. Comfort and suppleness are re-achieved, and skin is visibly smooth, refined and incredibly soft to the touch.Apply morning and/or evening, with light sweeping massage movements from ankles to waist and from wrists to shoulders.
  • Peach extract, Shea Butter and Olive extract moisturise, revitalise and soothe
  • Complex of fruit acids refine
  • Keratolin smoothes
  • Candlenut Oil and Orange Blossom Wax firm and improve suppleness


                                                               Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel
The Clarins Pure Melt Cleaning Gel is a remarkable cleanser.It starts out at a honey-coloured gel that clings to surface impurities and make-up, before melting with the skin's body heat into a deep-cleansing oil. Splash water onto your face and the formulation transforms once again into a gentle cleansing milk that washes off easily.

Skin is left deeply cleansed, soft and soothed. Suitable for all skin types, this super product comes in a tube for travelling.
Dispense product onto fingers and massage lightly over dry skin in circular movements. Apply water and rinse-off.
  • 85% oil-in-water emulsion
  • Marula oil comforts, rebalances, revives radiance





Clarins Multi Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream for All Skintypes
Among the top-selling premium moisturisers in the world, Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream is a premature aging solution supports the skin's structure and aids in the hydration of all skin types.
Its potent blend of botanials regulates daily stresses that the skin faces each day, ensuring protection against pollutant aggressors, prevention of lines and natural perseverance of the skin. Radiant, fresh and younger-looking skin is just a pot away!
For all skin types, smooth this refreshing cream on after thorough cleansing and toning, both day and night.
  • Ambiaty extract stimulates the dermal-epidermal junction which supports the epidermis and provides the water and nutrients it needs.
  • Hesperidin is an active ingredient encapsulated in Multi-Lamellins which release it as and when the skin needs
  • Sugar Cane regulates moisture variations to provide day long comfort
  • Ginseng fights fatigue and tones
  • Olive provides Anti-free radical protection



Clarins Multi -Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream 
Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards Winner 2010
The night-time skincare solution for dry skinned women around the age of 30, Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream boosts cellular renewal at a time when skin renewal is at its optimum pliancy and efficiency.
Helps skin recover from the stresses of daytime hours, and optically reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Upon waking, skin is luminous, toned and youthful-looking.
Apply in the evening to a thoroughly cleansed face, smoothing the cream gently without tugging.
  • Kiwi extract obtained from organic cultivation
  • Imudilin® boosts cellular renewal in skin


All together with 4freebies

Lovely people at Creme de la mer John Lewis  was kind enough to send me a birthday card for mini facial of my choice and get free sample of serum of my choice I chose the Brightening Facial which helps with dark spots and brightening, the   beauty therapist was so lovely and helpful,explaining things into detail, Sarah was her name and we chatted away like old mates. I loved the Mini facial, made my skin glow without makeup here is to hoping I win lotto and purchase all the products from BLANC DE LA MER range haha. I also requested sample of the  Moisturising Soft cream which launched last year as the Original Creme De La Mer can be too thick for my liking and everyday use. 

The other two samples are the newly launched Clarins Double serum Complete Age Total Concentrate
The Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate is an essential skin treatment that infuses the complexion with the power of 20 anti-ageing pure plant extracts.
The lightweight, luxurious serum reactivates the 5 vital functions of skin: hydration, nutrition, protection, oxygenation and regeneration. This works to intensely boost hydration, radiance and collagen production, while fighting the effects of ageing, stress and pollution. Skin is firmer, smoother and more resilient day by day.
Created with almost 30 years of anti-ageing research and expertise, the Double Serum harnesses the two-fold power of hydric (water-soluble) and lipidic (oil-soluble) phases in two separate pump dispensers, which are mixed only when applied. This ensures maximum concentration of the best skincare ingredients, delivered directly to the skin.
Use the Clarins Double Serum both morning and evening after your usual cleansing routine, and follow up with moisturiser.




HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF THIS STUFF?


Thus all for now
Have a wonderful day
Stay Beautiful and Blessed
Much Love
xoxo




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