Friday, 15 November 2013

Lauren's Way - Medium Tanning Lotion

Well, Winter has well and truely settled in and, apparently is only going to get worse. If there is ever anything to make me feel better it's a tan. Now. I have tried an ARMY of tans in the past, from the ones that leave me smelling like biscuits, to the streaky, to the glittery and so on. 

Lauren's Way has had RAVE reviews so I thought why not, Trying to find my usual tan in Boots is like trying to create world peace. 

I went with Medium - as i like quite a deep bronze - and I wasn't disappointed, not only does it leave a nice colour behind, i don't smell like biscuits, it washes off evenly and doesn't streak - although streaking is partly to do with technique, sometimes patchiness is beyond our control.

It does come out quite dark, which didnt put me at ease, but with minimal blending, it goes on like a dream, and doesn't dry up my skin which is an added bonus. 

Now, the photo really doesn't do this justice, Its  beautiful deep golden colour and is far from orange. Lasts about a week - depending on how often you shower and fades evenly with regular exfoliation. An excellent tan for the money and is accessible for all her fans.


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Mary Kay Lengthening Mascara

The perfect mascara should makes me look like a fluttery temptress that 1) Lasts 2) doesn't flake off and make me look like an extra from the band KISS.

This is beautifully created mascara, and really does ad length to my lashes, doesn't clump and so far, doesn't dry up after only a few weeks use. I'm a firm believer that the brush of the mascara plays a HUGE part in the application, The thicker end is great for building a but of volume and thickness to the outer corners and the carefully curved brush helps to lengthen lashes for a subtle flutter. 

I have tried many a mascara, from many budgets and this one is one of my favorites! I'd definitely recommend to anyone wanting a mascara that does what it says on the tin. 

Priced at £16, found HERE


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Fountain - Hyaluronic Molecule

Now. I am far from the worries of ageing - not to say that im not taking precautions in slowing down this inevitable process. But the buzz around this is just to much to resist.

The Hyaluronic Molecule is a key anti ageing ingredient in helping restore the plump youthfulness to skin, to even out wrinkles and is now available in drink form!

I am a firm believer of what you put in is what you get out, so when offered the chance to give this a shot i jumped at the chance. I have so far trialed it for just over 3 weeks and have to say, I've noticed a small improvement in my skins texture. I suffer with Rosacea, and whilst it hasn't helped with the redness, my skin is usually among the first to start showing the effects of the wet wind and cold weather we suffer in Britain. I've noticed that not only is my skin retaining the suppleness of summer, but also isn't loosing its glow as fast, I have also made my mother drink it and I've lost count of how often she tells me to look at her face and says "look how nice it looks" - not one for the in-depth description, but she seems happy and as a smoker her skin is naturally battling extra demons on a daily basis, whilst her skin hasn't snapped back to that of a teenager, it is brighter, smoother and has improved all round - i must mention shes not one to invest in a full time regime either so, from the both of us, we are both happy with the results, so by the time Christmas comes around i imagine a certain someone wont be shying away from the family photos!

The taste is something you get used to, but just as a pre warning a glass of water may be needed for the first taste.


*Press Sample*

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sisley Eau Du Soir

Weekly scent: 
This week im wearing Eau Du Soir by Sisley, which is miles from my usual light scent.

This is such a powerful scent. Perfect for anyone wanting to be remembered and to make an entrance. With slight talc undertones, feminine in a way that is not girly and floral, but more strong and empowered. 

Perfect as a transitional perfume between Autumn and Winter as is exudes a powerful comfort undertones that linger on the clothes that you catch a smell of as you move. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm

Now, I have to say that i'm always slightly cautions when products use the word "illuminating" - simply because it usually implies im signing myself up for a dose of shiny face. I have loved Elemis products for a long time, i use them sparingly because i find sometimes they are slightly to rich for my skin. 

I am a BIG fan of this product, especially during those dull winter days, when skin can take a dramatic turn down dull n dreary road, this is a real pick me up the slight clean linen creamy scent lingers but is not over powering. 

On those good skin days can be worn without make up, When heading to the gym this adds to my "just worked out glow"  or used instead of your moisturiser (however don't forget your daily SPF) or on top moisturiser as a primer, I have also mixed it in with my foundation for a more dewy look. This doesn't leave my skin overly shiney or make my skin feel suffocated, which is also the case with many illumiating products. As an added bonus, it is also free from Parabens and other nasties, for all the ingredient conscious product users. 

Priced at £32 its at the top end of my budget, but a little goes a long way and as a winter investment, its definitely a must have on bad skin days!


Thursday, 26 September 2013

I've Been Practicing...

I invested in a Liquid Eyeliner as practice before i move onto gel. I do love this one from Collection, its on the bargain end of my budget in comparisons to others, but with my lack of know-how when it comes to the eye flick i thought go bargain before i splurge and realise i can't get a grips with it.

I love this, because you can control how thick you go, and you can really build it up, it dries quickly, so you do have to move slightly quickly, but it comes off quite easy with a bit of eye make up remover, so if you do make a mistake there's no dark grey smudge giving you away. 

Here's my finished result - not bad for a rookie! The way im getting used to it is practicing every day and working into an every day look - I cant wait to go more dramatic for a night time look.


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Soap Kitchen

I absolutely love the homemade brands. Wont lie, this little gem makes me hungry a little bit. Honey & Oatmeal may be good for tummy and it feels slightly odd on the face. 

A thicker texture than I would normally associate with a mask, but it does feel nourishing and natural. My skin feels softer. It is hard to spread evenly because of the texture, but you can feel its exfoliating goodness working into your skin leaving behind a revitalised appearance. I picked this up at Fashion Monitors Style Lounge and im SO glad i did - whilst im dubious in some cases, after some research and a little bit of risk it hasn't irritated my sensitive skin. Whilst my skin was slightly red after exfoliating, it was nothing more than the usual, and im sure it is better for my skin than a whole heap of chemicals i can't pronounce.

For more information on Granny Sally's Soap Kitchen click HERE