Monday, 30 December 2013

L'oreal Skin Perfector Serum

Hi guys!

Recently L'oreal bought out a new skincare range targeted at a slightly younger audience, with aims to improve the appearance of younger skin. The overall intended effect is perfected skin. 
My friend bought the serum and raved about it so I thought I would give it a go whilst it was on sale in Boots. 

I absolutely adore the packaging for this! I find that a lot of skincare products aimed at younger people tend to have really cheap and tacky looking packaging, however this is so gorgeous! I love the ombre effect on the bottle.


I find that this product goes down quite quickly, which is a bit of a bummer because this is at the higher end of the drugstore skincare product price range. But honestly, this product works wonders for my skin. I apply it religiously every night and occasionally in the morning depending on how my skin is looking. You are just supposed to gently massage it into your face and within 3 hours your face looks flawless and perfected. It sounds like the biggest gimmick in the world but I swear to you guys this is the best skin product I have ever purchased! It leaves your skin feeling soft, and I find it reduces any redness I have around my face, especially around my nose. Not only this but it drastically decreases the visibility of my pores.





As far as face serums go, this is very light and refreshing on the skin and does not weigh your face down at all, which is good as you are meant to apply this twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. Obviously you don't want to be putting heavy things on your face underneath makeup. 

There are a few other things in this range such as the Day Moisturiser (which I have tried although I didn't find it to do anything special), Awakening Eye Cream, 5 in 1 BB Cream and lastly a product called Magic Touch Instant Blur which is supposed to be an amazing base for makeup. I have recently started using the Miscellear Water as a toner and second makeup remover and it seems to be making my skin look far more refreshed and clean. 

Have you guys tried anything from this range? What did you think of it?


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Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas LUSH Haul & Gifts

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are all still enjoying the excuse to eat loads of food! I apologise for my lack of posts over the festive period, I was working every single day except Christmas Day itself so I literally had no time at all to post.

It seems that everyone found out about my love for LUSH this Christmas because I received 5 bath ballistics on Christmas day. I then went and bought 4 other bits from LUSH in their half price sale yesterday, oops, but I thought I would share them all with you because they are some of my favourite ever bath and shower products.

1. The Christmas Penguin
Santa kindly left this adorable bubble bar in my stocking for Christmas. The smell of this one is not very sweet but more sophisticated I find, and perfect for an evening bath. I believe that two of the main ingredients are orange and lemon, which explains the citrus tinge to the product. I think I love this one so much because it is a penguin...and they're my favourite animals because they are so adorable. LUSH suggest to only use half of the bubble bar and agitate the bath to create more bubbles, so I will definitely be trying this out.



2.  Avobath
This is one of the more basic Bath Ballistics that LUSH do, with a lemongrass and avocado scent. Its such a refreshing scent, probably not to everyone's taste but I think its perfect for a morning bath or an early evening bath to give you that little pick me up. They say that the Avobath is good for thirsty skin, however since I have not tried it yet I can't tell you whether that is true. Although it looks fairly boring I reckon it'll be one of the ones that will do wonders for my skin.



3. Luxury Lush Pud
I have seen so many people talk about this Bath Ballistic on Youtube, it seems to be one of the more popular Christmas products. This one is meant to turn your bath a wonderful purple/pink colour which is rather exciting! It used to turn baths brown but I believe they reviewed the product and changed it so it was more appealing. With some of the ingredients being lavender oil, ylang ylang and tonka, the smell is really relaxing.



4. Dragons Egg
One of my all time favourites from the regular lush Bath Ballistic collection! This bath bomb is full of surprises, changing your bath to every colour under the sun, and leaving it at a final colour of gold. One of the main ingredients is Lemon Oil, so again the smell is fairly fruity. Boring on the outside but rather intriguing. Don't judge a book by its cover!



5. Father Christmas
Unfortunately I was dying to use this one on Christmas Day so I don't have a decent picture of it. The detailing was so fantastic with the Santa face on the front. Now when I first looked at this I wondered why it was so expensive for what it was, but when I popped it in the bath I soon realised. It turned my bath bright green! It was so crazy. The main ingredients in terms of the scent are mandarin oil and orange flower, which makes this a very feminine smelling bath ballistic. 



6. Candy Mountain
My favourite Bubble Bar. Vanilla, sweet, sugary goodness. It just reminds me of rainbows and unicorns and all things dreamy. I literally want to use this every single day it smells divine! It creates so many bubbles and turns your bath a pretty pink. I'm not actually too sure if this is a Christmas special because when I went in it was in their 50% off sale - I'm hoping its not a Limited Edition because I didn't stock up!


7. Santa's Lip Scrub
Now I know a lot of people have negative opinions on the LUSH lip scrubs, saying that they are very overpriced for what they do, which is true, they are fairly expensive, but I got this one half price. It smells of Cola, although the smell is not to strong. I did want to buy the Popcorn one which is very popular, but it wasn't reduced and this was only £2.75. I am yet to try it but when I do, I will tell you if it is better than old fashioned Lemon, Olive Oil and Sugar.




8. Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Need I say anymore? An incredibly popular item amongst beauty bloggers and I am not at all surprised. This was in the 50% off sale, so this 250g bottle cost me £3.43 which is amazing. I was hoping to get the larger bottle but it was completely sold out but the time I got there. This smells of candyfloss and pear AND ITS GLITTERY! Perfection in a bottle.



9. Snow Fairy Massage Bar
Now, I didn't actually pay for this one, the lovely lady at the LUSH store was talking to me and turns out I served her at my work earlier that week and she remembered me. She asked me if I liked Glitter, obviously I said yes, and then she gave me this for free! I was super happy because I was actually going to buy one but it was one of those things I was unsure as to whether I would use it or not. But I definitely will now that she has explained to me how it works and how much it moisturizes your skin! It smells exactly like the shower gel too which is just yummy!



Unfortunately, since a couple of these products were Christmas Limited Edition ones, they may not still be available in your local LUSH store. 

Did any of you receive any LUSH things for Christmas?

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Nails of The Week #1 - POP Wine



POP - Wine
 
Hey guys,
 
I've been looking for a dark burgundy nail varnish, similar to the Chanel Rouge Noir (18) for a while and I could not seem to find one in Boots or Superdrug. I looked online at the POP nail varnishes and saw that they had this gorgeous colour which in some lights looks black but in others is a gorgeous burgundy.




 
I only paid £2.29 for this as I got it on Ebay, but the RRP is £6.50 I believe.
 
Have you guys tried any POP colours?
 
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Monday, 2 December 2013

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick

Hi guys!

I have found a new love - this Sleek Matte Me lipstick. I have it in the shade Rioja Red, which is a gorgeous bright red colour that is perfect for the Christmas Season. 



The finish is the most matte lipstick I have ever tried, and this formula is often compared to the Hourglass Opaque Rouge, but half the price. It has a very velvety look which is so hard to find in drugstore lipsticks. 


One thing that I do find with matte finish lip products is that they are very drying and heavy on your lips. This product on the other hand is not too heavy and is definitely not uncomfortable to wear. In terms of the staying power, I really cannot fault this product. Infact, I wore it to school and it stayed on fully until about 2pm, and within that time I also ate. 



This product is only £4.99 (complete bargain to be honest) and I grabbed mine in Superdrug but its also available online for those of you outside the UK. There are about six or seven colours available, however I've noticed that Superdrug don't stock all the colours that are on the Sleek website so it's worth taking a look on the website. 

Has anyone else got any matte lip products that they recommend? 

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