Friday, 26 January 2018

Two facial toners from MERUMAYA you should try

Facial toner is a product that has been present in my skincare routine for over 20 years, I've always used it as I believed in its importance. I know some people swear by using toners, others find them unnecessary step in their skincare routine. I think it's important to soothe the skin after cleansing, balance it out and prep it for the next products that will be applied. Nowadays toners are so much better the what they used to be and can really benefit our skin if used regularly.
Today I want to talk about two toners from one of my favourite skincare brands - Merumaya (check out my brand's overview post) which I've been using for a while and they help my skin to be smoother and look brighter and more glowy.

MERUMAYA Gentle Exfoliating Toner, MERUMAYA Treatment Toner with Vitamin C

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Dior Forever Undercover Foundation - review

Foundation is one of my favourite and most important makeup items because a good makeup starts with great base, am I right? And as my skin is far form perfect I rely on foundation to even out my skin tone and hide/blur imperfections. I have quite a few foundations in my collections and some I really like but there's always some box un-ticked, whether that's shade tone, longevity, blend-ability or coverage so I'm still looking out for the holy grail of base products. I try to be sensible and not to buy every single foundation available on the market but every now and then I fancy trying something new. Seeing as many brands brought out new foundations lately, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Huda Beauty, Fenty, to mention just a few, I've decided to try one of them and the Dior Forever Undercover 24H Full Coverage Foundation caught my attention the most. I love full coverage foundations and I really enjoyed a Dior foundation in the past so the purchase was made.
I bought the foundation only a week ago but I have worn it 5 times for a minimum of 8 hours a day so I think I have a pretty good opinion on it already and I'm excited to talk about it on the blog, so why wait? :)

Dior Forever Undercover Foundation

Friday, 19 January 2018

For every budget - Hot Cloth Cleansers

Last Summer I wrote a post called 'for every budget - facial mists' and intended to make a series of this kind of posts but for some reason it didn't happen. But I'm bringing the series back and hope to make it a regular feature on my blog. Today we're talking Hot Cloth Cleansers. These are cream facial cleansers which are are recommended to be massaged over the skin and then removed with warm, wet face cloth, usually provided with the cleanser, for a gentle daily exfoliation. They can be used to remove your makeup, as a second cleanse or your morning cleanser. I much prefer to remove my makeup with oil based cleansers so any kind of cream cleansers are my choice for a second or morning cleanse.
All the three hot cloth cleansers I am talking about in today's post are very nice and quite comparable so it really depends on the person's budget and personal preferences to pick one over the other. I am enjoying using all of them equally. If you look at the ingredients list of them all the few first ones are almost the same and the main differences are in the additional extracts making up for a different sensory experience (the kind of scent they have) and additional benefits to the skin.
All three cleansers are gentle on the skin, leave it feeling clean yet not stripped from moisture.
Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser, No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Clth Cleanser

Monday, 15 January 2018

Blossom Jeju Camellia Soombi Essence Oil - review, benefits of Camellia Oil for the skin

Ever since I tried the Blossom Jeju Sheet Masks with Camellia Oil (check out my k-beauty haul) I was hooked and love the effect of the oil it had on my skin. So when the team from Skinsider (UK online retailer for Korean skincare) sent me another products from Blossom Jeju range I was over the moon.
I've been using the Camellia Soombi Essence Oil for over two months and I'd like to share my thoughts on it with you all.
Blossom Jeju Camellia Soombi Essence Oil

Thursday, 11 January 2018

PIXI Rose Skin and Lip Treats

Welcome back guys! Hope you all had fabulous festive time and a good start to New Year!
It's been three weeks since my last post and to be honest I haven't missed blogging, the festive time was very busy for me with work, having family over and, right after New Year, my hubby's and older son's birthdays, so it was nice not having to think about photos, writing, etc.
Also I feel like I'm in limbo, like I'm burnt out with blogging, I mentioned in my previous post that even though the numbers are not everything and I am grateful for everyone of you who visits my blog regularly and supports me, it feels disheartening that my blog and social media (Instagram I'm looking at you) are not growing like I wish they would. I know I haven't been blogging as regularly as I used to before getting a job last May but life is life and sometimes hobby needs to take a step back.
I see many beauty bloggers spicing up their content with lifestyle posts, fashion photos but I'm not that gal, I'm here just to talk about my favourite lipstick or great skincare products. I'm not the one to write deep, meaningful posts, never enjoyed writing essays, LOL! I don't go to fancy places, I don't have time and budget to hire photographers for outfit styling sessions. And on those few occasions that I do wear something different then a pair of jeans and a top or I visit Instagram-worthy locations I just focus on my family and friends and the time we're having together.
I don't know where I'm going with this monologue, I guess I'm just trying to let you know how I'm feeling at the moment about my blogging.
I definitely don't want to quit it as I have put too much time, effort and love in this little space of mine to just leave it now but I won't be forcing myself to writing posts just for the sake of having a schedule as it just stresses me out and I want to enjoy blogging again as much as I used to. I hope to be able to publish two posts a week but if one week I don't feel like doing it or there's no inspiration/motivation then let's be it.
Pixi PR package, rose skin and lip treats
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