Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Bare Minerals - BareSkin Foundation

bareMinerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. This ultra-thin, lightweight, skin-perfecting fluid is a tone-correcting foundation and skincare serum in one. Get a flawless, more youthful-looking appearance with the natural finish and seamless coverage of this innovative foundation from bareMinerals. I've been using this little beauty since it launched & must say I really like it! I apply with the brush shown & am amazed at how 1-2 tiny drops of this foundation covers my entire face hiding everything I want it to.. Leaving me with a beautiful finish, it looks very natural on the skin which I love but easily hides any flaws - spots/freckles etc.. You can also layer by applying more drops of foundation if you wanted a complete full cover finish.
It retails for £26.00, but should last you a good few months with the tiny amount that is needed for each application.

Have you tried this foundation?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Clarins 2015 instant light lip balm Perfectors in Coral, Orange and Red.

Available in six gorgeous shades - 01 Rose, 02 Coral, 03 My Pink (PH reactive), 04 Orange, 05 Red, 06 Rosewood - One quick slick of the new Clarins Instant Light Lip balm Perfector £18.00*, transforms your lips, making them appear irresistibly plumper, fuller, more irresistible lips with this gorgeously sweet, melting gel formulation. It nourishes, repairs and protects your lips whilst giving their natural colour a boost with a shimmering touch. Protect them from free radicals and environmental aggressors so that they become more kissable day by day. Can be applied by itself, or over your favourite lipstick.

The Formula - 
  • Rich in active plant ingredients
  • Nourishing mango
  • Moisturising shea
  • Vitamin E
  • Natural peptide which encourages the synthesis of hyaluronic acid to boost hydration
They are so much more than a lip balm, they apply like butter instantly melting into your lips leaving them extremely nourished with a sheer slick of glowing colour, the scent is heavenly!. I will definitely be picking up the other three shades available, I love the slim coloured packaging making it easy to pop a couple into your bag without taking up much space and being able to see the shade before opening! 

Have seen the new Clarins Spring 2015 Collection?

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour in Sweet Rose

Achieve a petal-perfect complexion with this Clarins Blush Prodige in Sweet Rose £26.00, a luminous, rosy shade. Part of the Spring 2015 Garden Escape Spring Collection, this dusky pink adds instant freshness to your cheeks, reminiscent of the velvety petals of a rose. In just one sweep you glow as if lit from within. A gorgeous finely milled super silky, lightweight powder blush containing the perfect combination of mineral and plant extracts. Adds colour and luminosity to cheeks for an instant, healthy-looking glow. The stunning mosaic palette contains different shades and finishes, enabling you to illuminate your complexion and enhance its natural radiance and beauty.

It is such a pretty spring shade to brighten up your complexion giving you a youthful, fresh and awake look with a pop of matte colour matched with a micro particle highlight shade, adding a lovely subtle touch of colour.... it is a perfect addition to anyone's make up bag this spring! 

As always it is presented in a gorgeous metal gold compact housed in the signature red velvet pouch, adding a touch of luxury and quality.. If you've not checked out this new collection you need to be quick before it sells out as it is beautiful from the limited edition eye shadow palette to the new instant light lip balm perfectors.

What's your favourite Clarins product?

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sarah Chapman Morning Facial

I have been wanting to try this brand for sometime but as it is quite pricey I'd resisted, but when I was given the chance to try something from the brand I jumped at the chance - Sarah Chapman Skinesis Morning Facial* contains potent actives that deliver protection from environmental aggressors and deal with inflammation. As well as intensely hydrating the skin, it also regulates sebum production with its serum/oil hybrid formula. It boosts collagen to increase firmness and elasticity. If your skin is looking dull or tired, or it just needs a bit of a boost for a special occasion.

How it works..

Brightening – Maracuja oil (passion flower) is rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. The high content of essential fatty acids can stimulate the production of fibroblasts, cells that make collagen. Timecode inhibits free radicals (MMP’s) & Collagenase preventing the breakdown of the Extracellular Matrix and the synthesis of key genes. It prevents inflammation, which is now considered the main cause of premature skin ageing.

Defence – Vitamin A effectively protects against UV-induced collagen destruction and photo-damage by boosting cell renewal and increasing collagen fibres in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Kalpariane: An algae that helps protect the skin’s firmness and elasticity while boosting the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid. It protects the skin efficiently with its anti-oxidant properties, a free radical scavenger, and an anti– collagenase.
Hydrating – Hydrasourcing is a complex of Mexican poppy cell and polysaccharides to correct skin imbalances at their source, repairing the skin’s moisture barrier. Argan Oil and Nyamplung oil contain up to 80% linoleic and oleic fatty acids, tocopherols and phenolic acids which help to repair damaged cells.
Plumping – Juvinity protects cells from oxidative damage, Ultra Filling Spheres: low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and high molecular weight polysachharides are merged to swell and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles acting like a skin primer.
Wrinkles – Gatuline Intense works on the skin’s natural lifting properties by stimulating the fibroblast biomechanical functions helping to re-organize the dermis structure and visibly smooth the skin surface. Collageneer effectively increases skin firmness and elasticity by stimulating Type 1 Collagen synthesis. It also stimulates fibroblasts where it specifically ensures that a very high quality Collagen is produced.

How I use it..

I squirt a couple of drops into my palm, rubbing my hands together gently to warm it up, I then massage it into clean, dry skin. It has a beautiful jasmine and neroli aroma, which is lovely to wake you in the morning! Make sure you don’t use too much – a little goes a long way – it will sink beautifully into the skin, leaving you looking refreshed, youthful just like you've had a restful nights sleep.

At £45.00 for 15ml, it is a luxury product, but as you only need a couple of drops each time and maybe only need to use as a weekly treat it should last you a good while. I have been using 3 times a week for the past fortnight and my skin does look more refreshed, as I'm currently suffering from pregnancy insominia it stops me looking like a sleep deprived zombie! Woo hoo :) 

Have you tried anything from this brand?

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!...

I would like to wish you all a wonderful 2015! Filled with lot's of Love. luck & Happiness.xx