Monday 31 August 2015

Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder review

Do you ever have those days where your skin is just looking pretty tired and unhappy? Those kind of days where you wish that you had some sort of real life photoshop power all over your face? Well yeah, there's products that you can buy for those days (hoorah!), and one of those magic powder products is this nifty one by Soap and Glory.

Soap and Glory’s Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder is a lightweight, translucent, imperfection blurring powder that is designed to perfect your face. It contains “vision-boggling Superblur technology” and Camouflawge 3D to leave the skin looking and feeling silky smooth and retouched. 
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder

The powder itself is tinted yellow with no shimmer and can be worn alone or over makeup as a setting powder.

It comes packaged in a black compact that does include a mirror, but no applicator (so if you don’t have one already, you will need to purchase one).

Thursday 27 August 2015

Benefits of Argan Oil for Skin - Guest post

Benefits of Argan Oil on Skin - Guest Post by Amy Goldsmith

Argan oil is produced in Morocco where it has been used for centuries by Moroccan women in their beautification rituals. This nectar of beauty is in so many ways special, and its traditional preparation is just one of them. The nuts are hand-picked and squeezed with a stone, then ground into a thick paste. The paste is then drained to get the oil. The final product is this almost perfect cosmetic product which is used to nourish skin and hair, for wound healing and to treat skin rash. High levels of essential fatty acids make argan oil a powerful skin moisturizer. In addition to the essential fatty acids, this precious oil is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin E, which successfully fights free radicals. At the same time it stimulates microcirculation and provides maximum nutrition to skin cells. On top of all that, it is so easy to use, as it requires no additives other than plain water.

Here are but a few benefits of this liquid gold, as Moroccans call it:

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Zoya Aggie Nail Polish (Autumn 2015 Flair Collection) review and swatches

It's that time of year again when we begin to see the transition from summer to autumn in the beauty world, and that means new shades to wear!

Zoya have just released their Focus and Flair collections for Autumn 2015 which are two ranges of five jewel-tone cream shades and five jewel-tone metallics.

Zoya Aggie Flair Collection Autumn 2015

Today I have the shade Aggie to show you, a metallic, duochrome gold and green/bronze polish from the Flair half of the collection.

As with all other Zoya nail polishes, the formula is five-free, meaning that it doesn't contain Formaldehyde, Camphor, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin or Toluene.

Friday 21 August 2015

Cattier Fleur d’Émulsion Mattifying Day Care Moisturiser review

Oily or combination skin can be a pain to deal with. There are some mattifying moisturisers out there that can make oily skin appear worse after a while or even some that do nothing at all, but one of the things I personally look for is a moisturiser that simply balances the skin. Something that doesn't necessarily make your skin matte and dull, but something that just regulates excess oil without going a step too far.

Cattier Fleur d'Émulsion Mattifying Day Care Moisturiser for Oily or Combination Skin

Cattier's Fleur d’Émulsion Mattifying Day Care for oily to combination skin claims to do just that. It has a powdery texture and it moisturises whilst rebalancing the epidermis. It's a natural product that contains organic anti-oxidant hazelnut oil, organic shea butter, masterwort flower extract, Phycosaccharide (brown alga extract) and organic aloe vera to intensely moisturise as well as mattify (along with the help of Silica).

It is also non-comedongenic which means that it doesn't clog up the pores.

Monday 17 August 2015

Green People Intensive Repair Conditioner review

Dry or colour damaged hair? Gone a bit overboard with your hot hair tools? We've all been there, but nobody wants to be. Hello then, Green People's Intensive Repair Conditioner!

Green People's Intensive Repair Conditioner is a natural and 91% organic conditioner that is perfect for rejuvenating dry and/or damaged hair. It doesn't contain any SLS/SLES, parabens, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), gluten, harsh foaming agents, colourants, DEA, TEA or PEGs, petrochemicals, lanolin, propylene glycol, PABA-sunscreen, synthetic fragrances, irritating emulsifiers or phthalates. On top of that, 10% of their net profit is donated to charity!

It helps to boost shine whilst nourishing the scalp and hair shaft and preventing dryness and loss of natural hair oils.

It can be used as a regular conditioner as well as a hot-towel hair treatment.

Friday 14 August 2015

Huygens Exfoliating Cream review

I don’t know about you, but I find exfoliators to be a very important element in my skincare regime. Balancing the right level of exfoliating with gentle cleansing can be tricky though as some exfoliators tend to fall on one side or the other - really rough and harsh on the skin or cleansing but not even slightly exfoliating. Step up: Huygens Exfoliating Cream.

Huygens Exfoliating Cream

The Huygens Exfoliating Cream is a 98.9% natural facial scrub that contains rice powder particles as an exfoliator. It also includes nourishing sesame oil and the antioxidant green tea. 72.9% of the ingredients are also produce of organic farming. It claims to leave the skin looking illuminated, healthy, fresh and feeling soft.

I received my 10ml miniature in my August Birchbox and as I stated on my box review I had too much to say about this Exfoliating Cream to fit into a small section in that post, resulting in this full-length review.

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Birchbox #BeautyJunkie August 2015 box review

Birchbox is a monthly beauty box that includes 5-6 deluxe samples of beauty and lifestyle products that are tailored to you.

You get to discover new products and test them out in the comfort of your own home with no pressure to buy the full product if you don’t like it! However, if you do enjoy it, you can purchase the full sizes from the Birchbox store with the most recent month’s brands being available with free delivery (min. £10 spend)!

Birchbox #BeautyJunkie August 2015 box

The theme for this month is Beauty Junkies. I think that the theme is perfect! Let’s be honest, all people who are subscribed to beauty boxes are likely to love (and when I say that, I mean LOVE) beauty products (and more than likely those of you who are reading this review of it right now!), so this theme resonates in all of us. However, basing a box on the theme Beauty Junkies does add a certain amount of pressure to get this box right. So have Birchbox done that with this box? Let’s take a look!

Here is what I received in my box this month:

Sunday 2 August 2015

Avon 3D Plumping Lipstick reviews & swatches

Avon are soon to be releasing a new range of lip-plumping lipsticks - the Ultra Colour 3D Plumping Lipsticks. They contain a dual-plumping formula with a Retinol Colour Complex that boosts retinol and collagen.

It will come in a range of 10 satin-finish shades, ranging from nude shades to pinks, red and purple, and in this post I have swatches of every single shade to show you!

Avon Ultra Colour 3D Plumping Lipstick

Click Read More to view swatches of every shade!