Mummy's Beauty Corner

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Collagen - what is it and how can we boost collagen production in our skin?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, it’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps to give our skin strength and elasticity. When it comes to our joints and tendons, it’s the “glue” that helps to hold the body together.
In the dermis (the middle layer of skin), cells called fibroblasts are responsible for providing skin tension and continuously producing collagen and elastin which contribute to firm, bouncy, youthful looking skin. Unfortunately, as we age the efficiency of fibroblasts in the skin reduces resulting in less collagen which means skin looses its firmness and fine lines and wrinkles start to form. The collagen synthesis starts to decline around our mid 20s so it's never to early to think about ways of naturally boosting the collagen production in our skin.
Apart from the aging process causing the levels of collagen in our skin depletes there are other factors which break down collagen like UV rays, air pollution, bad diet, smoking, not having a good skincare routine.
Although we can't stop aging we certainly can help to protect the collagen we do have in our skin and to stimulate its synthesis in natural ways so our skin is firmer and younger looking for longer. Today I want to share with you how I try to do that.

rejuvenated collagen shots

Friday, 13 April 2018

PIXI Pretties Collection - review + makeup look

Pixi is a brand that has been working with bloggers, vloggers and social influencers for years and it's doing it well. I'm lucky to be one of their 'ambassadors' and I was kindly sent their latest collection of products created with well known in beauty community Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy and Weylie Hoang who have had their beauty Youtube channels for years and are supported by millions of followers!
Pixi definitely wows us with their PR packages (see the Rose Collection here), they're over the top and makes you feel very special and privileged to receive them :) I was totally overwhelmed when I got this large parcel and opened it up!
It's divided in three sections dedicated to each influencer separately, telling us a little bit about them and their chosen products. You do need extra space to store it though, LOL!
Unfortunately these amazing packages aren't available to buy but all the products are and today I want to share with you my thoughts on the latest Pixi collaboration with beauty influencers and a makeup look I created with these products.
Pixi Pretties collaboration

Friday, 6 April 2018

My perfect Spring/Summer daytime moisturising duo: Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist & Elemental Emulsion

Finding the perfect daytime moisturiser for my skin hasn't been easy but in the last few weeks I have found the combination of two products that seem to be working fantastic for me so I'm excited to share them with you!
My skin is combination with slightly oily T-Zone and normal cheeks, it gets dehydrated quite often but it doesn't like anything too heavy as it's prone to congestion despite my diligent skincare routine. On top of that I'm fast approaching 40 years old so what worked in the past well for my skin doesn't seem to be good enough anymore.
If any of these skin concerns sound familiar to you then keep on reading to find out my hydrating morning duo :)
Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist, Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion

Friday, 30 March 2018

Antipodes - the green beauty brand you need to know about

Antipodes is a skincare brand I came across a few years ago thanks to blogging and totally fell in love with the Divine Avocado and Rosehip Facial Oil which I talked about in this post. I had a few other products from the brand in my skincare stash but because I am lucky to be sent some skincare for reviews on regular basis those that I already own are pushed back in the waiting queue. Recently I received some products from Antipodes which inspired me to reach for the neglected ones in my skincare drawers. I've been trialling them for couple of months now and while not everything works perfectly for my skin I think the brand deserves a shout out because most of their products are pretty amazing!
Antipodes skincare

Friday, 23 March 2018

One brand makeup look: Rosie for Autograph

Trialling new makeup is one of my favourite pastimes, hence the excessive makeup collection I own, LOL!
Although I've been trying to be more sensible with my makeup purchases in the recent months, shop my stash on regular basis and start using up the products that I already own.
So you can imagine my excitement when I was sent a box full of new makeup to test from a brand that has been on my radar for a while but somehow I hadn't gotten around to trying - Rosie for Autograph, makeup range exclusive to Marks & Spencer, developed in collaboration with Rosie Huntington Whiteley - model and actress.
As I was playing with all the bits I thought it would be fun to show you a makeup look created with some of these products highlighting those that are real gems. So here we are today with a  quick overview of the brand, my experience with products I've used, my recommendations of what's worth picking up and the makeup look I created.
I have done similar post on Maybelline makeup look last year if you fancy having a look.
Rosie for Autograph makeup products

Thursday, 15 March 2018

New skincare products in my routine: Omorovicza Acid Fix and Urban Veda moisturisers

As a beauty blogger and skincare enthusiast I am always trialling new products but I try not to introduce too many at once otherwise my skin might freak out and also I wouldn't really know what is working and what's not. I take my time to test new products hence I have a drawer full of skincare waiting for their turn, if only I had more then one face, haha! I am truly making effort to finish off products that have been opened for a while and my skin love them but every month I sneak in a few new ones to test and today I want to share with you my thoughts on the three products I've added to my skincare routine in the last  month.
Omorovicza Acid Fix and Urban Veda moisturisers

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

NYK1 Lash Force Eyelash Serum - review, before & after photos

 If you're like me and not been blessed with beautiful, long, fluttery lashes you might be interested in the product I'm reviewing today which is the NYK1 Lash Force Eyelash Growth Serum*. I was rather sceptical about this kind of serums as I've tried couple of different ones in the past and I didn't see much improvement in my lashes but when I was offered to try the NYK1 Lash Force I decided to give it a go as my eyelashes did need all the help they could get, haha!
I've been using the serum for almost 3 months now, twice daily and I'm ready to share my thoughts on it, together with before and after photos.
NYK1 Lash force Eyelash Serum

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette - first impressions, swatches and a comparison with the Modern Renaissance palette

If you have been following me and my blog for a while you should know that I used to be obsessed with eyeshadow palettes, there wasn't a month when I didn't get a new one or two, LOL! But in the last few months my obsession has definitely decreased because, let's be honest, how many eyeshadows does one person need? I have way too many and there's not a chance I will finish a full palette anytime soon, so I have been trying to be more sensible with my makeup purchases. But every now and then comes a new palette that steals my heart immediately and I just have to have it. That's what happened with the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette which was released about 2 weeks ago. I was not tempted by her two previous palettes, Prism and Subculture, partly because of the many bad reviews they were getting but also because of the shades selection as I knew I wouldn't use them often enough to justify the purchases.
But it was a completely different story with the Soft Glam palette as it looked like my perfect everyday palette (I don't know about you but I love when palette has matte white/cream and black shades), and it would complement the Modern Renaissance palette perfectly which is one of my favourite palettes (check my three eye looks created with it).

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette
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