Saturday, 29 August 2015

My Week In Pictures #18


I told you it wouldn't be long until the next week in pictures post and this one will be scheduled for whilst I'm sunning myself in the South of France. The bikini shot just shows my excitement for holiday as I purchased a new load of them just in time. I'm very much a mix and match bikini person but I understand you girls who love them to match just as much.

I went to my first kettle bells exercise class at the gym this week and actually really enjoyed it. Boy it was hard work, considering I'm not normally a gym goer and I ached an awful lot. But the exercises and the diverse people who attend were really great. I really think I will be going back when I return from my holiday hence the new trainers. These ones are actually from Primark and they are SO comfy! They have memory foam insoles hence the comfort side of them but I also think they look a lot more expensive than they actually were.

I made an online Boots order of some necessities that I actually think you will have seen already in a previous post that I scheduled. So if you haven't checked that out already then you can do so, I purchased one of the new Rimmel Kate Moss nude lip sticks which I am just in love with.

I also just enrolled fully onto my final year at university which scares me slightly but also I'm excited as it is my last year. I know the final year is going to be difficult, with a dissertation and all that jazz, but the relief once it's over I feel is going to be huge.

So whilst I'm sunning myself (hopefully) I hope you've enjoyed this little catch up and have caught up on all my other scheduled posts that I've set for this week. I'll be back in the UK on the 31st, practically September?! Where on earth has the summer gone? It's actually crazy!
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Disappointing Products #2



Anything to help prolong my nail varnish, especially on my finger nails, always attracts me. Working in a nursery my nail varnish never normally lasts very long, so when I saw this product I thought I would give it a go. I've heard of the brand Orly before and know that they are a well known nail varnish brand. I found this product in T K Maxx a while back now and it was reduced to an affordable price so I couldn't leave it.

I've used this product a few times now and just don't notice any kind of difference in the length of wear of my nails. I find that it's exactly the same length of time as if I were not to use it therefore I find myself not bothering. It also is another layer of nail varnish you have to apply and wait to dry, which means that painting my nails takes even longer than normal. I can sometimes find painting my nails a bit of a chore so adding another product into that process doesn't really attract me. Of course if the product was to help prolong the wear of my nails then I would jump at using it. But because this one just doesn't help me personally at all, then I see it as a waste.

If you've found a product similar to this one that you believe works then leave recommendations in the comments below, not only to help me but others reading this post :-)
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Another Boots Haul





This haul happened as there were a couple of necessity products I needed to purchase but of course as usual other products happened to fall into my basket. All of these products are new to me and things I haven't tried before so I'm excited to try them. If you've tried anything I've purchased then you'll have to let me know what you think of them in the comments.

Firstly I needed a new micellar water and I opted for this Boots Botanics one simply because it was on offer. Also the reviews of this one on the actual Boots website were all positive so I thought I would give it a go. It was really affordable and has brightening factors which I like in products especially during the summer months. The next product I made this order for is the L'Oreal facial cleansing oil as my current one is now all gone and I wanted to try something different. There were only two options I could see on the Boots website so I opted for this one, no particular reason why. It claims all the right things so I'm looking forward to see if it lives up to my current Body Shop one.

I then picked up a new Boots tea tree spot stick which has two ends; one for the day time and one for night time. I thought this might be a bit gimmicky and there's potential I used to use this when I was younger so I thought I would try it again. It was also on offer so was super cheap and I'm looking forward to see if it actually works. Next another product to help blemishes as I used up my recent face wash so I saw this one from Clean & Clear. Again a really affordable product and claims to see results after three days. My face is having a bad moment with spots at the moment so I'm hoping this helps to calm them down.

Finally two beauty items from Rimmel and one that I'm super excited about is the Kate Moss nude lip stick. I picked this up in the shade 42 and it's a great nude colour. There are definitely other shades that I would like to try and the formula of these lip sticks are perfect. I do love a nude lip stick for everyday so this one is perfect. Next I picked up a nail varnish from Rimmel's Rita Ora range in this teal green colour. I don't think I own a nail varnish in this shade so thought I would pick this one and there was an offer on Rimmel lip stick and nail varnish. I believe it was buy one get one half price so I couldn't not pick something else up.

That's it for this Boots haul so I hope you enjoyed it and potentially found something you like the look of. Let me know if you've tried anything and expect to see full reviews of these products in the future :-)
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Makeup Academy Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Powder




I'm always intrigued to try new products from various brands. It often seems that high end products release new and exciting products first but unless it 100% attracts me then I'm not often willing to pay the hefty price tag. After a while the high street brands often release similar products and that's where this one comes in. MUA have released this powder, I'm not sure actually whether this is very new or not, but I recently found it in Superdrug and wanted to give it a go.

This product aims to help out all those problem areas your face may have and colour correct them by simply using this product. I do have a lot of redness, mainly from blemishes, and often dark circles under my eyes so wanted to see whether or not this product would help those areas out. Each colour within this powder targets a different area for example the green will counteract redness. This was a bargain price at only £4 so if it worked then I thought it would be great but if it didn't then I hadn't lost out on a hefty price tag I would of if I went high end.

This product applies well over the face and leaves a velvet to touch finish. It doesn't leave my face looking cakey which I find some powders can do, especially on my dry areas. I can't say that I noticed a huge difference when using this product. It set my make up really nicely and was just as good as any other powder in terms of keeping my oily patches at bay. I don't know whether the fact that I'd already used make up products to help reduce the appearance of my problem areas made this product not work as well. I'm not saying this didn't work at all but the difference wasn't that noticeable enough in comparison to a normal powder.

Overall this is a good powder and may well work better one it's own or just with some concealer for slightly more coverage. But I am enjoying using this although it hasn't completely lived up to my expectations. As I said I haven't lost anything by purchasing this product and I do like using this product as much as any other powder. Have you tried this powder? Or any other product from this range from MUA?
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Friday, 21 August 2015

My Week In Pictures #17


Again it feels like a long time since I've written one of these posts and do have rather a lot of pictures to share with you guys. So realistically there should be another one of these relatively soon. Anyway it's been a pretty busy couple of weeks and this weekend could not come soon enough. I am finally heading off on my first, out of two, summer holidays. I'm heading to the South of France with my family and simply cannot wait to simply relax and read a book, spend quality time with my family and have a week off from work. I'm hoping the weather is nice and hot too which will of course be a bonus!

I've been buying the odd bits here and there recently and have actually been loving everything. The navy and white striped trousers in the top picture being one of those purchases. They are perfect when the weather is hot as they are a very lightweight fabric. They are a great cropped length and with a white crop top I think they look super cute. The cornflower blue shoes are from Zara and I picked them up in the sale for around £10 which is a bargain. I had my eye on these when they were full price so to find them in the sale meant I was supposed to buy them right?

It was my nieces birthday recently and it was fairy themed, very pretty and very her. She had a lovely time and I cannot believe she is now 5, where has the time gone? I also recently attended a wedding and my sister done my hair for me and I absolutely loved it. I believe it's called a chignon (correct me if I'm wrong) and then she did two French plaits and put some pretty rose slides in. I absolutely loved the look of it and she did a great job.

Now the stressful and busy two weeks are up, this weekend could not come quick enough. It just means I have to endure the long journey, in the car, down to my holiday destination. But it'll all be worth it when we arrive and I get to relax completely. Let me know if you've been on your summer holiday already and where you went :-)
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

L'Oreal Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil




I do love using a bronzer especially in the summer months and even more so before I've been on my summer holiday. I normally never stray far from my favourite Bourjois bronzer but recently I was sent this one from L'Oreal so of course I was going to give it a go.

At first I was slightly scared of a liquid bronzer, I've never really seen any on the high street and if I have then they haven't appealed to me. Although I love to experiment with my make up, sometimes when I'm stuck in my ways it can take a lot to get me out of them. A big thing that swayed me was that with this being a liquid product it will last a lot longer in the heat throughout the summer months.

This product has various ways to use it and they are:

1. Applied before your base makeup to create a soft tan
2. Mixed into your current foundation to warm up the colour
3. Applied as a contour product using your fingers
 
You simply just have to make sure you give this product a shake before you use it, not too sure what the main reason for this is but it tells you to so I do as I'm told. To begin with I found this quite tricky to get out of the bottle and apply. I've now learnt that holding a finger over the top of the bottle and tipping it works best for when you only need a small amount of product. I can tell you that a small amount of this product really does go a long way. I then apply this to the hollows of my cheeks and simply blend it in with my fingers. I prefer to apply little and often because as I mentioned a little goes a long way.
 
Once applied as contour the look is very natural and leaves my skin looking glowing. It doesn't feel heavy, as some liquid products can, and feels velvet to touch on the skin. This dries evenly and smoothly on the skin which is perfect. I find the colour of this bronzer perfect for my skin tone as it can be difficult to find one that suits a paler skin tone. This one is not orange and leaves the skin looking sun kissed.
 
Overall I've been loving using this bronzer when the days have been much warmer than normal in the UK. I think this will come in really handy when I'm heading on holiday this weekend! Let me know your thoughts on liquid bronzers and if you've tried one before :-)
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Monday, 17 August 2015

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer



Anything to help reduce the amount of time I spend blow drying my hair is a bonus. I have quite long and thick hair and if I want to dry it completely then it is definitely one long mission. I normally half dry my hair and then let the other half dry naturally. Although if I want to properly style my hair and don't have very long to do so then this product comes in super handy. Or even if I wash my hair late at night and don't wish to go to bed with wet hair.

Recently browsing Feel Unique I came across this Redken product as it had some money off. I was pretty much sold as soon as I read that this saves time when blow drying. This product also protects your hair from heat up to 450F, which is perfect considering after using this product you're about to apply heat onto it. So all you have to do is simply spray this onto damp hair, before you're about to blow dry it, and then you're ready to go. That's it so it's a really simple product to use.

I've been really impressed with this product and have really found the time I spend blow drying my hair has been reduced. The smell of this product is nice but not over powering at all and doesn't really linger around. It leaves my hair feeling really smooth and ready to style. I hated not fully drying my hair and wanting to style it. Then when I went to straighten or curl you'd hear the sizzling noise and instantly think "uh-oh!". But I know when I use this product I can completely blow dry my hair fully and then probably style it in the same time as I used to just blow dry without this product.

This was such a great buy for me and I have absolutely been loving using it. It is quite a pricey hair product but in my eyes definitely worth it. It's also currently on sale on Feel Unique here. Let me know if you've tried this product and your thoughts. Also if you've tried any other products from Redken so I can have a read up on them :-)
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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Amphora Aromatics Bergamot & Aloe Deodorant




Deodorant is one of those beauty products that I have no enjoyment in buying. It's obviously something I do always buy, but I'm never normally fussed about which one I pick up and go for what ever is on offer. Amphora Aromatics kindly sent me this natural deodorant to test out which I am grateful for as it means I don't have to buy one any time soon.

Amphora Aromatics are a great natural brand and this product is no different. This deodorant smells of Bergamot & Aloe which is such a fresh scent. They do offer other scents in their deodorant range so if this one is not for you then I would recommend checking the others out. This product is made with pure essential oils alongside a bundle of other natural ingredients. I like knowing that I am applying something natural on my under arms as it can be such a sensitive area. Amphora Aromatics claim this deodorant offers day long odour protection without harming or irritating your skin.

If I'm honest I would never normally opt for a roll on but there are so many more benefits compared to a spray. On application there is less smell/product used and by this I mean when you spray a spray deodorant I swear sometimes I just stink out my room and make myself cough. This one is easily applied without that. You can still smell the product, which smells fresh which is exactly what I want from a deodorant, but it's a lot less harsh. You also don't get any of those white powder marks from this deodorant which is such a bonus especially when you want to wear colour.

Overall I think this is such a great deodorant which keeps my under arms fresh pretty much all day long. I really like the fresh scent, the roll on and the fact it's all made from natural ingredients. As I mentioned there are other scents on offer if this one is not for you. Have you tried any products from Amphora Aromatics?
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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Would You Rather Tag: Beauty Edition


A slightly different post today simply because I felt like it! I love doing a tag post every now and then and just to shuffle things up a bit on my blog. I've read a fair few of these ones and loved reading the different answers and comparing them to my own. I tag anyone who would like to do it really and if you do do it then please link yours in the comments below :-)

1) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

This is an easy one for me and I would definitely rather lose all my eye shadows and palettes. If I'm honest I don't wear them all that often, not as often as I would like, therefore they are not a holy grail to me personally.

2) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Definitely never be able to cut it again! There are so many products out there which could help the dead end situation you'd probably have going on plus I don't think I'd cope chopping it all off!

3) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

I think I slightly prefer coral to pink especially when I have more of a tan as it suits my skin tone better. Although I'm definitely not opposed to a pink cheek either.

4) If you had £1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

This is a very tough question but I think I'd actually have to say clothes. I have so much make up in my stash and yes there are a tonne of high end products I'd love to try. I just think it would end up in me not using half of the products you could buy. Therefore I'd go for clothes as I know I'd get all the wear out of them.

5) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

I think I'd have to say eye liner as lipstick simply because of the range of colours of eye liner you can get these days I think there may be one that would look slightly acceptable.

6) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I'd have to say Sephora because it offers so many more brands that I'd love to try out.

7) Would you rather only use one eye shadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?

Definitely one eye shadow colour, as I said I'm not all that into it so this would be easy.

8) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

I think I would have to say summer clothes in winter because I hate being too hot. The UK can be very muggy so I feel that would be the wrong choice. I'd have to wrap up in blankets to keep warm!

9) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright nails, to make the dreary days brighter.

10) Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?

Would have to say my favourite eye product even though that's the only eye product I probably use on a daily basis but I do love wearing lip products.

11) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

I'd have to say ponytail, although I'm fond of a messy bun when I'm chilling out.

12) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

Never use lip gloss for sure as I don't really use it at all anyway.

13) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

Maybe I would shave them off and then use an actual brow product to draw them in everyday. However much this answer scares me I think I would chose this option.

14) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Definitely nail polish, I couldn't live without no make up at all.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Empties #5




Recently my empties just seem to be collecting up rather quickly so I have another empties post for you today. It's not actually been that long since my last one but my little empties basket was full hence this post coming so soon. I do love finishing products and writing these posts as I find I actually think back about what I loved and didn't love so much.

Firstly the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer which at first I hated but recently I went back to using it when my other primer had ran out and actually enjoyed using it. I think now my skin is drier that this actually works better and hydrates those areas. I do however find that my oily t zone doesn't like this product as much but my drier areas definitely do. The texture of this is very silicone-y but if you get over that then this product is pretty good for those of you with dry skin. Next the famous Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish which I absolutely love. This product takes your make up of effortlessly and I'm definitely not a make up wipe user anymore. This product is rather pricey though and considering I use this everyday can become expensive which is a downside.

The Boots Botanics Lavender Pillow Spray has really helped me recently when it comes to drifting off to sleep, so much so that I have repurchased although I couldn't find the exact same in Boots so I think they may have changed the packaging or something as it's the same scent and brand. This smells lovely and is just nice and relaxing to spray onto your pillow before you drift off to sleep. Then the Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara which I really enjoyed using and found that it definitely helped with volumising my eyelashes. I did find that it dried out rather quickly which is rather annoying. Next is the Elizabeth Arden Night Moisturising Cream which I used religiously from when I received it until it was all gone. It was a thick night time moisturiser which I like as I found it helped keep my dry patches hydrated throughout the night. This even worked well on my oily patches which was a bonus.

Next is the Bach Night Rescue which I have recently done a full blog post about so I won't go into it too much. It's a great product for helping me drift off to sleep when I find myself fidgeting and it taking hours to do so. It can be quite expensive but I do find that it lasts a long time. Finally is the Dr Brandt Pores No More Moisturiser which my mum actually gave to me as it didn't suit her skin type. It was aimed at oily skin therefore helped my oily t zone but wasn't so great on my dry patches. Although saying that it wasn't terrible on them therefore I continued to use it all up. I just found that throughout the day my dry patches wouldn't last as long as my oily t zone did, if that makes sense. I'd never heard of this moisturiser before and don't think I will be repurchasing but it was a nice moisturiser to use in between myself buying a new one.

And that's all my empties! I hope you enjoy reading this post and find something that you may be interested in trying. Let me know if you have tried one of these products and your thoughts or if you are going to try something :-)
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Rimmel Radiance BB Cream



I'm in love with the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation so when I saw this BB Cream on the Asos website a while back I couldn't help but purchase it. The packaging reminded me of the Wake Me Up Foundation and also the radiance factor promised from this product. I thought this would be perfect for the summer as BB creams tend to be a lighter coverage than any foundation. I had the same thought when purchasing this as I had when purchasing the foundation, that is that this product would not suit my oily t zone and had the potential to make me look like a disco ball projecting light. But the foundation proved me wrong so I was hoping that this product would do the same.

This product claims 9 benefits in 1 product which are:
  • Primes
  • Smoothes
  • Conceals
  • Minimises the appearance of pores
  • Natural coverage
  • Moisturises for 24hrs
  • Awakens tired skin
  • Brightens skin with Vitamin C complex
  • Provides a radiant finish
This formula of this as I thought, is a much lighter coverage but I expected that and for those hot summer days then this is much better than a heavier foundation. I prefer applying it either with my fingers and then blend with my Real Techniques sponge or simply just use my sponge. I do believe that you can build the coverage up but I do find that it can get cakey the more you apply so I stick to just applying one layer. If I'm having a bad skin day then I will definitely use concealer on top of this product to help cover up my blemishes and always under my eyes.

As mentioned I don't find that this product makes my face look like a disco ball although I do powder after using this product and will have to top up with powder throughout the day. This product, alike to the foundation, works super well on my dry skin patches without making them looking worse and flaking. The colour range isn't great but they never normally are in BB creams and this product only comes in three shades. I purchased light but I do feel that it is slightly too light for me especially when I have a tan. But I feel that medium would be too dark therefore I would of had to purchase the two and mix them together which is just a pain.

Overall I think this is a great product for the summer months when you really don't want to put much make up on your face. I think this will be a great product to take on holiday with me and can just simply throw on my face whilst I'm not sunbathing. Let me know your thoughts on BB creams and if you've tried this particular one :-)
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Friday, 7 August 2015

St Tropez Gradual In Shower Tan


Trying to get my hands on this product to begin with was a hard mission, it was only in Boots stores and was sold out online for quite some time. As soon as it came back into stock, trust me I checked daily, I snapped it up ASAP. It was also on offer which was a bonus and I believe I paid £9.50 for this 200ml tube. I must admit I wasn't sure whether or not I thought this would work, it all sounded to good to be true. An in shower tan that you slap on, wait 3 minutes, rinse and voila! Tanning can be such a chore with all the prep you have to do beforehand so this sounded like a perfect new idea.

There are definitive positives and negatives about this product so firstly lets starts with the positives. I cannot get over how easy the application of this product is, it could not be easier. Turn the shower off and slap it on, just remembering to wash your hands after you've applied it everywhere. The formula is super thick and creamy and leaves my skin actually feeling really moisturised after application. Another positive is that even with an easy slap on application, this tan leaves no streaks which is such a bonus. This was the one thing that I was worried about with this product but it simply leaves no streaks, no lines, nothing.

On the other hand there are some negatives and the main one I find is that this product only leaves you with a slight hint of colour which comes up gradually after application. So if you're after something with much more colour pay off then this product is not for you. Yes you can tell that your skin is left with a hint of colour but it's definitely not intense. The other point is that 3 minutes doesn't sound like a long time, but when you're in the shower butt naked it feels like a lifetime. I tend to take my phone and time 3 minutes that way and I also tie this in with one of my quick hair masks. Also I feel like this would be much nicer to use in the summer when it's warmer, I dread to think about standing there for 3 minutes in the winter waiting for this to develop. This tan washes off super easy and then you're ready to go. I just tend to pat myself dry when I get out of the shower to try not to take it off.

Overall this product is great if you're only after a subtle hint of colour or if you're new to tanning. The formula is great and I can only see new tanning products coming out in the future similar to this one. I think this product would be great as a top up tan after a holiday but not something that I would use if I'm after more of a tan. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this product if you've tried it :-)
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil



I have loved Palmer's as a brand for many, many years and recently with having my skin turning dry this sounded like the perfect product to help that out. This is a dry oil which can pretty much be used anywhere on the body, including the face. This oil aims to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry & damaged skin and uneven skin tone. Due to it being from the brand Palmer's it smells absolutely incredible therefore I love putting it on my skin.

This oil is fast absorbing so you're not left feeling sticky or unable to do things after you've applied it. This works super duper well on my dry patches I have on my knees and ankles and really soothes them. This also helps the dryness on my face and I tend to apply this more in the evening and leave it on overnight. Simply because I find it then has longer to absorb into my skin and work whereas in the morning where I'm rushing I may not have enough time to apply this. It's not the quickest product to use ever but it's definitely worth it.

As mentioned it aims to improve many areas of the skin and I find that this does slightly help with the scarring I have on my face from my blemishes. It doesn't make a massive difference, like they're gone completely, but you can tell the difference if applied enough. It does say to apply this product three times a day which I do find excessive and something that can be hard to do if you work full time like me. So I will normally just apply this in the evenings, every evening, and then I can see a difference.

Overall this is a great product and such a huge sized bottle that will last a life time! You barely need any product so it really will last ages. I'd definitely recommend this if you have any dry patches and/or scarring you would like to sort out. Let me know if you've tried this product and also what your favourite Palmer's product is :-)
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Monday, 3 August 2015

Tips & Tricks #7



This is a pretty recent new tip that I have picked up but I really am loving it so much that I couldn't hold out much longer and therefore needed to share it with you. I've read a lot about clarifying shampoos recently and how good they can be for your hair. I had never tried one before but when I had to purchase a few other bits from Boots I thought I would pick one up and try it.

So from what I've been reading the aim of a clarifying shampoo is to deep clean your hair and get rid of all of the nasty stuff. I also read that you're only supposed to use this once a week, not entirely sure why but I've been sticking to that roughly. I've been using this shampoo for a few weeks now and have been loving the results on my hair. There's nothing special about using this shampoo, it's just like any other, but the way my hair feels after using this is amazing. It leaves my hair feeling super soft and squeaky clean. I have also found that when I use this my hair doesn't get as greasy as quickly therefore I don't have to wash it as often when it's the time of the week to use this shampoo.

I'm unsure whether there are other clarifying shampoos out there on the high street as on the Boots website I could only see this one. I'm sure there are and I'm just unaware of them so if you have any recommendations let me know. But this one from Pantene definitely seems to be doing the job and it was only around £4 for this large bottle. Considering you're only using it once a week as well means that it's going to last a long time.

Overall I love this little tip and it has worked wonders on my hair. I will continue to use this and repurchase another clarifying shampoo after this one. I love that my hair feels so soft with the use of a shampoo as I find that's normally the conditioner or mask you apply to your hair. But when I'm using this shampoo I just use a small amount of conditioner and no mask as it really works. Let me know if you've ever tried a clarifying shampoo and your thoughts on them :-)
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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer




I had been after this concealer for quite some time after hearing lots about it and it also being recommended to me. I'm always after a good concealer that will cover my blemishes without leaving them looking caked in make up. I had recently purchased the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer which I absolutely loved but have found that recently as I'm using it more and it's getting older that it's becoming more dry. Therefore leaving it not looking as flawless on my blemishes as it used to look when I first started using it. This prompted me to try this one from Urban Decay and also I had a £5 off voucher on Feel Unique so couldn't help but spend it.

Urban Decay say that:
"Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin effect and gives you full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and won't settle into fine lines."

This description to me sounded pretty perfect and the last part of that description completely sold me. The fact that it states that you can apply as much as you need to build the coverage up without it leaving lines or looking cakey was exactly what I was looking for. Firstly the packaging of this concealer is simple but I really like it as it's nothing to in your face. I really think the simple yet classic packaging of products really makes them look a lot better and more expensive. This concealer is relatively expensive and does cost £17.50 but compared to other high end concealers it is one of the cheapest.

I've been using this concealer every day since I received this in the post and can say that I have really been enjoying using it. It really does feel light on the skin, not heavy at all considering it is classed as a full coverage concealer. I use my Real Techniques sponge to blend this into my foundation and it does so effortlessly. On some of my blemish/problem areas then I will build this up slightly but not by a lot and I do agree that it doesn't look cakey. If I have a blemish that is particularly dry then I won't do this as it just won't look good but on a normal blemish then it works really well. I find this concealer lasts a relatively long time on the skin, it does just tend to slip on the oilier parts of my face.

Overall I'm really impressed with this mascara and love that it can be built up or left depending on what you wish to cover up. It is on the pricier side but I am really enjoying using this concealer and find the colour matches me perfectly. I would definitely recommend this concealer if you're after a full coverage, buildable finish. You can buy it here from Feel Unique. Let me know you're favourite full coverage concealer and your thoughts on this one if you've tried it :-)
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