Thursday, 28 September 2017

New makeup products on trial

As a beauty junkie I love trialling new makeup, it's one of my favourite things to do, hence the excess makeup in my collection, oops! And even though I definitely buy less products these days then I used to, there are still a few treats every month to keep my excitement levels high :) Due to having less time for blogging this year I've found that many products get easily forgotten/replaced by something new and never get to be featured on the blog so I've decided to do more often those collective posts when I talk about new products I'm currently trialling. Some may deserve a separate post, some may end up in favourites and others will be talked about in this kind of posts.
 
New makeup products on trial, Charlotte Tilbury, Iconic London, Pixi, GWA
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Monday, 25 September 2017

K-beauty haul and first impressions on products

I've been intrigued by Korean skincare for a while now and have tried some products here and there (check out this post)  always being quite impressed with them, so when Karolina from Skinsider contacted me to ask if I want to try some products from their new online shop which stocks some Korean skincare brands, I agreed without hesitation.
Karolina says:
"As someone who has experience skincare issues caused by allergies in the past, I always strived to use effective and functional cosmetic products. My passionate journey in obtaining healthy, smooth skin was full of ups and downs; I was experimenting with a vast range of products, from medicines purchased in pharmacies to cosmetics containing only natural ingredients.
As a passionate traveller, I had the chance to visit parts of Asia. One of the most intriguing things I discovered was the amazing skin Asian women have, which inspired me to start my adventure with South Korean cosmetics and the K-Beauty routine.
Research, testing, and an increasing knowledge of the K-Beauty skincare routine resulted in an idea to create Skinsider Cosmetics. A vision to create the very best beauty rituals through skincare products and helping people to improve their skin was the incentive to bring this idea to life."
 
Korean beauty haul from Skinsider UK
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Friday, 15 September 2017

1 palette - 3 eye looks, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette

It's been a while since I've published some makeup looks on my blog, in fact, the last one, 3 eye looks with Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, was done in March! You can tell I've started a job and not had time to play with makeup as much as I used to. But in the last few months I managed to find some time to create a few looks with the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, take the pictures, etc. and finally today I want to share them with you.
I'm very late to that palette's party, it was hyped up last year but I resisted the temptation to buy it as I wasn't sure if I really wanted it. But after many months of thinking about it I've decided to finally get it, right in a middle of a massive hype caused by Urban Decay Heat palette which to me it's just not unique enough to justify the purchase, I mean how many more warm toned eyeshadows do I need? LOL!
 
Eye makeup looks with Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tips on keeping your neck looking younger for longer

 I remember reading somewhere that nothing betrays a woman's age then a sagging, crepey neck and how important it is to look after it. That was about 20 years ago and I still have those words in my head and try to do my best to avoid the wrinkly neck for as long as possible. Don't get me wrong, there's no shame in getting older and showing signs of our age but I'm all for preserving the youthful look and trying to look my best at every age because that's what makes me feel happy and confident.
While many of us take good care of the skin on the face I can bet my bottom dollar that neck is usually a bit neglected. Considering skin on our neck is thinner and more delicate, with less sebaceous glands to protect it by secreting oil, is one of few body parts exposed to sunshine and UVA/UVB rays daily, it starts showing off the signs of aging quicker then any other part of our body. But we can help it look its best for longer following some simple steps.
 
how to keep your neck looking younger for longer

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment - the retinol treatment even for the most sensitive skin

I have talked about Super Facialist Retinol range not long ago on my blog and how good the products were for my skin. But being a beauty blogger and beauty junkie means that there are many products in my skincare stash waiting for their turn, so after testing new products for 4-6 weeks I usually move onto something else, often returning to those half used up lotions and potions at a later date.
This time I could not wait to start testing out another retinol product, the Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment*, so I passed the Super Facialist range onto my mum, who is thoroughly enjoying using it and I have started trialling the Merumaya offering.
I've been using the Retinol Resurfacing Treatment for a little over 4 weeks and I'm excited to share with you my thoughts on it.
 
Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Healthy, shiny hair with Grow Gorgeous

I said before many times on my blog that taking a good care of my hair is not my strong side but in the last several months I've been kindly sent some fantastic hair care products which made me want to try different things and, more importantly, I've noticed a difference in how my hair looks and behaves (read my post here) so I'm motivated to look after it better then before.
Grow Gorgeous is a brand who has developed a range of products to activate, protect, cleanse and nourish your hair. They don’t believe in simply giving the appearance of healthy hair, their products work with your hair to unlock its full potential, and to enable hair to grow at optimum speed. I've been trialling some of their bestselling and newly launched products and I want to share with you my thoughts on them.
 
Grow Gorgeous hair products
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Two fabulous overnight face masks

Firstly, welcome back, guys! It's been a while :)
I had the longest blogging break, over 3 weeks, since I started blogging 3 years ago but I really needed it and I'm not going to lie, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought I might get some posts ready during the break so I will be ahead when I come back but it didn't happen, I just needed to switch off and forget about blogging and all the work that comes with it. Instead I had a great time with my family, relaxing, exploring and just having fun without spending hours in front of my laptop. But it's time to get back to work as, even though I didn't miss blogging during my break, I wouldn't want to give it up as I have put too much love and effort into it during all those years and I have met some amazingly supportive and lovely people, my readers and followers, many of whom have become my friends.
So I'm back, and I have some fantastic products to share with you today.
 
 Cloud 9 Skin Solutions Good Night Deep Nourishing Sleep Mask and Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask

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