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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Cult Beauty Spring Goody Bag! + Sunday Riley Purchases!

Sunday Riley has slowly become one of the new "it" skincare products of 20170/2016 and I have wanted to try out her products for the longest time! Since Cult Beauty were giving away £200+ of products when a spend of £110 was made I jumped for the chance to try all the freebies. The goody bag has now ended unfortunately, however I will discuss what was was included below :)

I initially had purchased the 'Mattifying Melting Water Gel Toner' and the 'Ultra Clarifying Face Oil' in a desperate bid to alleviate my face from the nightmare of a face I currently have. I am experiencing the worst acne I have ever encountered but I've discussed this in a previous post.

So, hopefully this combination of toner and face oil will help my skin but I will keep you updated when I have finished the products or seen a difference in my skin. But with the purchase of the two I was gifted the Cult Beauty Goody Bag which included :

{The brow grooming essential}
Created by the woman tasked with maintaining Ms. Megan Fox's flawless arches, The BrowGal's {Eyebrow Gel} tames strays and reins in rogue escapees to ensure your brows look groomed and totally 'on fleek'.
{The all-natural blackhead banisher}
Odacité's potent {Pimples Serum Concentrate} boasts black cumin and cajeput extracts, to combat spot-causing bacteria and purge pores of impurities - preventing unwelcome eruptions (without leaving skin feeling stripped).
{Our founder's favourite face mask}
Cult Beauty's Co-Founder Alexia was bowled over by Hannes Dóttir's {Seamasque} - a gloopy cocktail of Icelandic algaes which has instant transformative impact. "The results of this mask are immediate and miraculous. Redness disappears, scars fade and your skin is left wonderfully plump. It's the ultimate quick-fix!"
{The kiss-resistant liquid lipstick}
Embrace the ongoing obsession with matte lip colour, and rock Beauty Bakerie's beautiful {Lip Whip} in 'Versailles' - a pretty mauve-pink that is perfectly Antoinette-worthy. What's more, you can eat all the cake without colour smudging or transferring... essential for all sweet-toothed beauty junkies.
{The most-wanted illuminator}
Causing a furore since it launched, BECCA's beautiful, lavender-toned {First Light Priming Filter} lends lacklustre skin a subtle, 'gym skin' dewiness - dispelling signs of dullness without any tell-tale sparkle. In a convenient travel-sized tube, this is perfect for converts, as well as those eager to try this sought-after perfecting fluid.
And so much more! 
I'm mostly eager to try the Tata Harper Pore Minimising Cleanser and the mini Laura Geller Highlighter is too cute!

Have any of you tried these products?


Saturday, 11 March 2017

My Update with Adult Acne (inc. pictures)

Bloody Acne!

So in my previous post, I discussed just how frustrating Acne can be and I briefly mentioned that I had simplified my skincare routine and my Doctor had recommended a 'spot cream'. The spot cream in question is called 'Epiduo 0.1% / 2.5% gel- adapalene / benzoyl peroxide'.

The first cream I was advised to try was 'Benzoyl Peroxide' which I knew I shouldn't have agreed to use because I've been given this pissy little tube so many times and it never has worked. So after a month, I went back to the Doctors and was recommended this cream in question. It is the same Benzoyl Peroxide but with Adapolene and here is what my skin is looking at this moment in time. I do not have any large infected spots but indeed, I have smaller zits scattered along my jaw and lower cheek area. I also have large areas of hyper pigmentation and discolouration which is slowly fading.

(Pic of skin now)

I am yet to book another appointment but when I do, I would like to use oral tablets next as I have read that this is a much effective alternative and I do remember my Doctor mentioning that this may be another resort to aiding my acne. But let me know if you are enjoying these 'Acne Update' posts and if you have any recommendations :)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Tom Ford Summer 2017 Make Up Sneak Peak!!

There is nothing more glamorous and beautiful than a Tom Ford Summer Collection. It is usually packaged in the holiday inspired white and gold colours and sells out quickly!

My favourite of the selection includes the highlighter called 'Reflect Guilt', a warm gold and a warm pink gold which will look beautiful on all complexions. Oh, and the pigment is unreal! Soft and buttery but with masses of colour pay off! This can be used wet or dry and on the eyes as eye shadows!

There will also be a few shades of eye duos but I have the warm golden shade which is again is a stand out item! It comes with a cream to apply first and a glitter to press on top!

Lastly, there will also be small lipsticks in a white packaging case which will hold lip balm type lipsticks with a round head for easy application. They are sheer in application but so creamy and long lasting.

The shade names are yet to be disclosed of the eye duos and lip sticks so keep an eye out! This collection is limited edition and will release on the 28th April 2017!

Monday, 6 March 2017

EX1 Foundation review¦ Foundations created for warm, golden tanned skin.

"EX1 cosmetics is a multi-award winning range of make-up founded by biochemist Farah Naz, who struggled to find make-up that perfectly suited skin tones like her own. Dedicated to those with yellow undertones, EX1’s fan base includes Hollywood’s A-list, the world’s top models and beauty editors alike."

I first heard of this foundation among social media which is probably were you hear about a lot of new things with everyone raving or ranting about the latest launch.
 Admittedly, I have only now tried this foundation after years of wanting to try it first as it isn't readily available in many stores. However, you can find it on www.lookfantastic.com or Oxford St, Topshop and many other places. I purchased this from Topshop in shade 6 & 8 and found that it leaves a very skin like finish. It is a semi matte finish with a slight sheen. I tried this a few times and found that is has a more pink undertone and on my oily combination skin it withered away by the end of the day. As well as this, when I touched my face during the day, it would transfer which is one of my pet peeves with foundation.
However,the packaging is very sleek and I adore the rose gold design. My advise would be to definitely try before you buy as I found that a lot of people have mixed reviews. The price range is affordable as well as it is under the £15 mark however, I would give this foundation a miss.
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