Friday, 17 August 2018

Not sure if the Heat Palette is for you? Then how about this budget alternative from Rimmel London?

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To say the beauty world went a little “cray cray” was an understatement when Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette first hit the counters late last summer, making it one of the, if not, the most successful releases since their original Naked palette. Its burnt red colour spectrum certainly is a warm tone lover’s dream!
However, once the “oohing and ahhing” had settled down, not only did I question the real need for it (which was an obvious no!) another question was raised on whether those fiery tones would actually suit my undertone, which at best only really comes to life during the summer months. And despite the beauty industry's never-ending love for the warm tone trend (which I feel there is pressure to love even if you don’t) I still find they be tricky to wear at my age. With my eyes becoming more hoodie by the day, they can often leave me looking as though I've had a rough night or even like a "Vampire" if I’m not careful. Lol! So, these warmer tones always have to be assisted with a neutral crease colour to help balance things out. Plus, I also felt the similarity within the original lineup lacked the versatility to gain that many looks from it. So, I decided to pass on it.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette - Review

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It’s time to bring the final instalment of my recent buys from the Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection. If you missed out on the first instalment, I highly recommend you get yourself over there if you can’t get enough of that peachy goodness or if your oily skin is suffering the “meltdown of its life” during this sweltering heat, as part of the review features the Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation which is something that hasn’t been prized out of my hand since receiving it. LOL!

You're gonna hate me for saying this but I didn't pay full price for the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes. I bought it just before my birthday last month from a blog sale. I got about a third off the full price (you'd normally pay around £33 in Debenhams) and considering the palette had only been used twice, I think I got a good deal.


Monday, 16 July 2018

Review : Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

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Vitamin C is another one of those skincare superstars that’s become a regular feature in my skincare regime and has also a contributor of queries I receive from the beauty hall about the condition of my skin.

Vitamin C or L-absorbic acid as it is technically known, is a powerful antioxidant that provides a host of anti-ageing benefits including boosting collagen to help maintain healthy, youthful complexion. Its antioxidant properties help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightens skin tone and neutralise free-radicals caused by the environment, (sun, pollution and smoking being the biggest contributors) and also help fade the appearance of sun spots, acne scarring and skin discolouration so the complexion looks more even toned. 

I really could go on and on about this amazing ingredient except the list would be as long as my arm and we'd never reach the end of this post, and although I haven’t tried that many from different brands, I have to say the ones I have whether that be the grittier form of L-absorbic acid (pure vitamin c) or the less irritant but more stabilised derivative such as Magnesium Absorbyl Phosphate. I’ve found both were able to bring karma to the redness on my cheeks, resulting the whole complexion looking a lot well rested as well as feeling a lot smoother too! And that’s despite my skin care budget being pretty limited half the time!


Monday, 25 June 2018

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation & Mattifying Setting Powder - Review

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It's a range I have been waiting ages and ages for...

The latest instalment of Too Faced's peachy craze finally arrived on the Debenhams website early last month (May).

I'm not quite sure why they do this...there appears to be an annoying habit when it comes to product releases from Too Faced in the UK by choosing this topsy-turvy process where earlier collections arriving here much later, sometimes almost a year later than the newer releases. Take the new Natural and Festival range for example, both released a lot later than the Peach. And I know, I know, I get that Too Faced opened a store in London. But it's still annoying though, isn't it?

Anyways. I recently celebrated being the wrong side of 45 (I need to remind me I'm close to being half a century!) and the one thing I wanted was to try some products from the new Peach collection. I managed to get the Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation, Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder and the Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow palette ( didn't think I was gonna miss out on a new eyeshadow palette, did you? lol!) Being as its Summer and after hearing countless of good reviews on the foundation, all saying it gives a lovely finish and wears really well, it seemed a no-brainer to try during these warmer months.

The palette, however, will be reviewed at a later date when I've had a good chance to play with it. But one thing I will say that it does smell of peach!

Anyways. Let's get on with the review...

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