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SKIN CARE THAT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE

With our skin being our bodies largest organ - let's just say it's a commitment. our skin has it's own individual needs and if y...

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SKIN CARE THAT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE

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With our skin being our bodies largest organ - let's just say it's a commitment. our skin has it's own individual needs and if you ignore that, chances are it's going to lash out at you for it. When I think back to the days I was in school and I would literally clean my skin with a make up wipe and I would get so frustrated/upset and ask myself why is my skin so bad? when really it was my own fault. Over the years I have tried multiple skin products & tools, I have listened to peoples recommendations even when they have an entirely different skin type to me and I've regretted nearly every purchase. I can safely say now in 2020 I have a set routine of products that work for me and my skin is the best it has ever been. I wanted to share these products/tools with you so hopefully you too can be one step closer to your perfect skin routine.


If there is one thing that has changed the game for me the most it is Foreo. I have literally only owned this for a month and within the first few days there were visible results in my skin - it was glowing. I tend to use my Foreo Luna Mini 2 in the evenings with the Ole Henrikson Truth Juice. It isn't the cheapest - I believe this one is £99, but the results are worth every penny. You can use it in the morning or evening, in the shower, they are travel friendly and you get around 300 uses each time it is charged which is crazy. I always make sure my make up is removed before using my Foreo as it cleans deep into your pores and I don't like the idea that any make up could be pushed in.



After years of watching Jamie Genevieve talk about how Ole Henrikson has changed her skin I finally took the plunge this year and I am so glad I did. Again I haven't been using these products very long at all but the results are just incredible. I have always found that cleansers I've tried in the past either dry the skin too much or don't clean it enough and the formula is generally not what my skin likes. My skin has never felt cleaner than with this product and you literally need the tiniest amount to remove a full face of make up even waterproof eyes. In the mornings I like to use this cleanser on its own and just use a face cloth with water to remove it. If I am using this product with the Foreo in the evening I will actually use this cleanser as the second part to my skin routine as the 'deep clean' and take my make up off with another product mentioned later on in this post.



Sticking on the subject of Ole Henrikson - the Dark Spot Toner is another amazing product. It leaves the skin feeling incredibly clean and comfortable but you can also feel it working (it almost makes the skin tingle for just a second). I will warn you if you have an open blemish or any sore areas on the face it does sting a little but again it stops after a second. This product is great for evening out skin tone and texture.


On the very rare occasion that I actually make an effort with my appearance and I have make up to remove I will always reach for the Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Butter as it literally melts everything away and as it's for sensitive skin it is a very gentle but effective product.

On April 17th 2019 I posted about this moisturiser and nearly a year on I am still absolutely loving it. The Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream. If you would like to read in depth about this moisturiser you can read about it here. It's lightweight but also leaves the skin feeling incredibly smooth and hydrated.



Eye cream is something I have promised myself I will get into this year and so far so good. I have been loving the Clinique All About Eyes as it's a gel-like cream so it absorbs nice and quickly but is also very cooling under the eyes. It's a very hydrating cream and anything to keep those fine lines at bay - i'm sold.

I have a pretty tricky skin type to keep under control as I can suffer from break outs and oily skin but also dry and sensitive skin so I would highly recommend the above products if you are in need of a skin care saviour.

What are your holy grail skin care products?

HOT OMBRE COSMETICS BY CC CLARKE REVIEW

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From lip contour tutorials on Instagram to her own ombre lipstick brand 'Hot Ombre Cosmetics' - CC Clarke is absolutely killing it. I'm 99% sure if you have an Instagram account you would have seen at least one of her lipstick videos on your discovery page. I have been following her for years now and of course when I saw she was bringing out her own range I had to get my hands on every shade.


If you are looking for a last minute stocking filler then one of these ombre lip kits is the perfect gift because you don't need to be a pro at make up to get a beautiful result. I wish there was a product on the market like these when I first got into make up because it would've been a lot easier and also cost effective.
There are 5 gorgeous shades in the collection she has released which are a long-lasting matte liquid lipsticks and she also has a Hot Shine Balm available to be purchased separately which can be used as a finishing touch for those who aren't a huge fan of matte lips.



When I say these are long lasting - I mean you could probably go through a zombie apocalypse and your lips would still be flawless were you to make it out alive. I put one to the test from 7am all the way through til around 8pm and it had barely moved through all the talking, eating & drinking, impressive right?  If anything they're a little TOO long lasting and they wont come off with just a micellar water, i'd recommend an oil based cleanser and the product will just melt away. 

Hearing the words matte and long lasting you're probably thinking how dry the formula must be and how much lip balm you will need to use after, but it is honestly the most comfortable formula I have ever used and it doesn't flake at all



I literally do not have a bad word to say about these products - they blend seamlessly, there is a shade perfect for every occasion and they're cruelty free and vegan. 

If you would like to see the shades in action then keep your eyes peeled over on my Instagram! 







REVOLUTION X PATRICIA BRIGHT ¦ REVIEW

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After daily checking my local Superdrug store since the day of release - today was the day they finally put Patricia Brights collaboration with Revolution on the shelves! When I think of Patricia I think - glam, a little boujee, fun and also naturally beautiful and this is exactly what her collaboration portrays. The collection is made up of 4 skin palettes and 2 eye shadow palettes. Each face palette contains 3 shades a contour, highlight and blush for all different skin tones and in the eye shadow palettes she has blessed us with 28 gorgeous shades in each.



I picked up the Rich in Life palette which she designed with everyday working women in mind, she wanted to create a palette that is just easy, full of pigment and creates a cute eye look without all the fuss of a million steps.

Many eye shadow palettes nowadays are made of cardboard or plastic which when travelling isn't always practical as it can break/get extremely dirty and Patricia has gone totally against that a used a tin packaging which is super sturdy. Not only do you get 28 shades in this palette you also get a huge internal mirror which is just perfect for on the go.



Lets talk about the shadows - the mattes, shimmers and pops of colour. From one glance you can see how gorgeous the shades are going to be on the eyes and when you feel how creamy and soft they are you would never think this palette is just £20. With it being such an affordable palette I wasn't expecting the BEST pigmentation but I can honestly say it beats some of my more expensive palettes by far! You don't have to keep putting more on your brush to build the colour, you can literally tap and get on with your look. 'You are gold' is the prettiest shade in the whole palette, I simply use my finger to press it onto my lid and it just glides on leaving a stunning shimmer.



I have only ever owned one or two face palettes previously and they always managed to slip to the back of my drawers as they were never that impressive so my individual products would grab my attention instead and when staying the night somewhere this can weigh down a makeup bag massively. I definitely wont be experiencing this problem anymore because this Moonlight Glow face palette is everything I need and it's perfect for my skin tone. The bronzer isn't ashy in anyway it simply warms the cheeks without looking like too much. Along with a touch of a peachy blush and a champagne highlight, you've got a dream combination. You can tell how much work went into this collaboration through the texture of the products, they're all so soft and almost melt onto the skin (as much as a powder can do so).



Revolution X Patricia Bright is available at Superdrug, ASOS, Beauty Bay and more.


FACE MASKS ¦ A MASK FOR EVERY OCCASION

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No matter what the weather, your mood, your skin condition - there is always a face mask to pick you up and get your skin feeling refreshed. Whether you're going on a flight, having a pamper at home or having some skin technical difficulties, this post has got you covered.

I am the type of person to use a face mask in order to feel like my life is back on track, I've got my sh*t together and i'm ready to go (or sleep, depending on the mask & situation). A bad mood may not completely vanish but it at least makes you feel a little better knowing how glowy and good your skin looks on the outside.



One thing that i'm trying hard to incorporate into my life is skin care on the go. I see so many beauty influencers with their sheet masks on the plane and I am a forgetful person at the best of times so when i'm stressing about a flight my skin usually isn't the number one priority when it comes to packing. When you're in the air and surrounded by air con, your skin is going to be DYING for a drink/pick me up so a sheet/eye mask is the perfect solution.



Before any face mask at home always be sure to wash your skin - my current favourite way to do this is using a Face Halo as it's really quick and easy & leaves no dirt behind. You don't want any rubbish on the surface of the skin being moved into your pores.



If ever my skin is going through a rough patch, whether that's blemish wise or dry and uncomfortable my number one step would be a face mask. Over the past few years I have been through so many products and masks trying to find ones that actually make a noticeable difference & don't actually make my skin worse due to too much perfume or unfriendly ingredients. I would highly recommend purchasing a mask brush or even just a cheap foundation brush to apply the product purely to avoid any dirt from your fingers getting into your pores.

Blemishes aren't anyone's friend and a product I love to use when my skin is struggling is the L'Oreal Blemish Rescue Mask and I love this because for me it's a multi-use product. It's a face mask but I also use it as an over night spot treatment by simply dotting it onto a more aggressive spot and letting it works it's magic through the night and by morning the spot is always noticeably smaller.



Uncomfortable skin is the worst and now it's a lot colder outside, for my skin this is an issue! Whether it's caused by the weather or a slightly too abrasive exfoliating product, my absolute favourite cooling mask is the Aloe Vera one from Vichy. It is so refreshing and instantly makes the skin happier. If you're feeling particularly boujee - going over this mask with a rose quartz face roller  feels delightful as it adds to the cooling affect and helps to stimulate the skin.



If you're quite lucky and don't have too many problems with your skin and just like a face mask as a bit of a treat then the Glam Glow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment is a god send! I like to use this mask weekly as it really does give the skin exactly what it needs (although this one is a little pricey - it is totally worth it)



What is your favourite face mask?