Mummy's Beauty Corner

Friday, 4 August 2017

Super Facialist Retinol range - review

Retinol (more commonly known as vitamin A) is one of the best skin transforming and rejuvenating ingredients. Its effects include minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores, improving uneven skin tone, it helps the skin look firmer and more glowy thanks to boosting collagen production, speeding up cell turnover and unclogging pores. Retinol is basically best friend of aging skin.
 
Retinol also can be broken down into other forms of vitamin A, such as retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, retinyl retinoate, and retinyl proprionate, which are often found in skincare products. They're not as powerful as pure retinol but gentler to use on regular basis yet they still work their magic on the skin, just a bit slower.
 
I've tried couple of products with Vitamin A derivatives (retinoids) and liked how they worked for my skin so I was very excited to start testing the whole Retinol + range from Super Facialist. I've tried a few products from the brand before (post) and really liked them so I had high hopes for the new range.
 
Super Facialist Retinol range
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

For every budget: facial mists

If you had a look through my beauty stash you would see a good mix of expensive and very affordable products, from skincare to makeup. I'm not a makeup/skincare snob, I think there are fantastic products in a drugstore and there are high end products not worth their price tag. And while usually more expensive products, especially skincare, are higher quality, with better ingredients list, it doesn't mean you can't get good products on a smaller budget.
With all these in mind I thought I'll start a new series on the blog where I'll share with you three products in one category, each at different price range, all good quality, which I enjoy using and would repurchase them. They're not 'dupes' but great alternatives to suit different budgets. And today we're talking facial mists.
 
Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Face Mist , Superdrug Vitamin E Face Mist, Grounded Body Scrub Facial Mist
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Friday, 28 July 2017

Trialling... Klorane hair care products

I've gone from rarely talking about hair products on my blog to having new ones every month :) I'm guessing my hair might be in a disastrous state so people keep trying to rescue it giving me a chance to try their fabulous products, haha!
Jokes aside, I've been testing for the last few weeks some products from Klorane and today I want to talk to you about them.
 
Klorane hair care products  
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Faking that sun-kissed look, my favourite bronzers for Summer

I can't believe I didn't use bronzers up until 3, 4 years ago, basically when I discovered beauty blogs, yet now I can't do my makeup without reaching for one.
They transform my makeup, from looking flat and pasty to that lovely sun-kissed look, within seconds. I rarely contour my face but I always bronze it up when I do my makeup. A bit of bronzer adds some dimension to the face, healthy looking glow and some colour.
I have many bronzers in my stash, some of them I like to use in Winter, some of them are great all year round and some are perfect for Summer to help me create that bronzed, glow-y complexion like I would just come back from exotic holidays :)
And today I want to share with you my current favourites.
 
Best bronzers for Summer, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Too Faced Sun Bunny
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Friday, 21 July 2017

My way to unwind after a busy/stressful day

Taking the time to unwind and relax after a busy or stressful day is very important and, in my books, essential. I make sure I have some time to myself most evenings when there's no more work and the kids are asleep so I can really zone out and recharge my batteries for the next day. I feel really sorry for people who can't stop working till the moment they just fall asleep from exhaustion. Our mental health is as important as anything else so taking even half an hour in the evening to completely relax should be one of our priorities.
Everyone is different though and everyone relax in their own way but for me is all about peaceful moments, awaking my senses with beautiful scents and giving my body a bit of a pamper.

Living Sea Therapy body wash and hand lotion
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