Lacura | Exfoliating Mud Mask Review

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Lacura | Exfoliating Mud Mask 

Created to reduce the appearance of imperfections, this Lacura Charcoal Mud Mask is the ideal addition to your beauty regime. Going on black before turning clear and foamy once water has been applied, this mask will help remove excess oils and gently exfoliate your skin. This all works to leave you with a clear complexion and a refined, balanced skin tone. With ingredients such as clay, charcoal powder, and extracts of coconut, bamboo and eucalyptus oil, the mask targets problem skin, leaving behind a radiant and healthy glow.

Features

It claims to;


Helps to reduce imperfections and tighten pores
Helps to improve skin texture and overall complexion
With clay and charcoal powder, plus extracts of coconut, bamboo and eucaplytus oil
Mask targets problem-prone skin, removes excess oil and sebum for a clearer, more balanced skin appearance
Clarifying, mattifying and pore minimalising
Cruelty free
For a mattified and clear skin complexion
Not suitable for sensitive skin
Start seeing results from 4 weeks of use

Charcoal deep cleans your skin, removes excess oil, clear up acne, reduces pore size and is easy to wash off

 

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Aldi have brought out skincare products, Lacura is their skincare brand and they have a wide range of products and they are super affordable and work as well as leading brands. Some of the products they bring out are limited products that sell out quick! But some of their items they can be found for months after.

I came across this face mask as there has been a big hype around mud masks lately. As I do prefer sheet masks, once a month I do like to use a mud mask on my face as they really help to bring out all the impurities from the skin and make my face feel refreshed and clean! I like to use this mask with a face mask brush, it makes it so much easier to apply and is less messy!

Compared to other brands who sell face masks like this they can be ridicously priced and do the same thing, so for this only being £5.99 it is such a good product for the price and will save you a lot of money! Like most people I can not justify spending a fortune on skin care products no matter how good they! So finding affordable skin care products that actually work is amazing!

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Review

This face mask instantly starts to draw out grease and dirt from the skin. It helps with breakouts too. It does tingle when applied onto spots. It applies nicely onto the skin, you apply this onto dry skin and leave it for 5-10 minutes. After this time you then wash the mask off your skin with warm water. It does recommend you can use this 1-2 times a week but like I said previously I like to use a mud mask once a month for a deep cleanse as using 1-2 times a week I can find it really drying on the skin. After removing this face masks, my skin feels so soft and smooth. Also my pores seem to be reduced!

I wouldn’t recommend using this face mask if you have sensitive skin as it has small granuals in it that help to expoliate the skin. So when taking this face mask off it can be a little rough on the skin. Apart from that I have no negative things to say about this face mask! It is such a good face mask, it is super affordable and it does what it claims to do! The packing of this product is nice and simple.

All in all I really do recommend this face mask, it is perfect for a pamper day and it really helps your skin. It makes it feel refreshed and clean and gets rid of all the impurities on your skin. For the amount of product you get for the price is amazing!

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This face mask is from Aldi and is £5.99 and you can find it instores (in the middle isle)  or online here.

Have you tried this Lacura mud mask? Or any other of their products?

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Nip+Fab – Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot | Review

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Nip & Fab – Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot

A couple of months ago I came across this Nip+Fab product, I have heard so much about this brand and a lot of good reviews so I decided to buy it and give it ago. I have never used any product like this before so I was excited to try it out.

Recently I have had very dry and dull looking skin, I think this is mainly due to the weather we have been having here in England. It has been so cold and my skin has just been suffering, no matter how much moisturiser I apply to my skin nothing seems to work.

So when I came across this and it said it helps makes you seen smoother, more radiant and reduces the appearance of pigmentation I thought it would try it as my skin needed some tlc.

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Product Details 

Treat your skin to fast-fix radiance with this concentrate of luminosity. Exfoliating acids reveal a natural looking luminescent glow whilst aloe vera and allantoin care for the skin.

Illuminate your skin with fast-fix Glycolic Radiance Shot. Exfoliating acids, aloe vera and allantoin reveal an instantly brighter complexion whilst caring for the skin. With a beautiful pearlescent blue tint, when applied to the skin this concentrate turns to golden luminosity.

Contains:
glycolic acid: retextures and resurfaces the skin to reveal smoother, softer and radiant skin.
fruit acids: stimulates skin cell renewal, resulting in skin appearing younger and fresher.
amino acid derivatives: reduces the appearance of pigmentation.

How To Use

Unscrew cap + click once to retrieve then once to release product. Add 2 drops to your night moisturiser or serum. Can also be applied direct to skin as a targeted  concentrate.

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Review

I use this product everyday as I feel like my skin needs to look a bit more brighter and to help with the redness. I use this with my favourite moisturiser, I mix a two drops of the product to the moisturiser and apply it to my skin and then do my makeup routine as normal.

For the days I feel like my skin needs a bit more tlc or I’m having a pamper day I will just apply it straight to my skin as I think it helps more to be applied alone and directly to my skin.

It instantly gives my skin a lovely radiant glow and helps with the redness.The product also smells amazing! It does not leave the skin feeling tacky or greasy and it sinks into your skin instantly!

I am really happy with the product as it does what it says.

I found this Nip+Fab product in my local Home Sense store but I noticed Boots sell a lot of their products so you can find it in stores on online here.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot is £19.95

I am going to try out more of their products as I find the brand good value for money and products that do what they say.

Have you tried any of the Nip+Fab products? What are your thoughts on them?

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask

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Garnier SkinActive – Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask

If you know me, you will probably know how much I love these tissue masks from Garner! I always highly recommend them to friends and family and give them as gifts for pamper days.
So when I found out they had brought out two new ones I had to try them out as I love the blue one (Super-Hydrating) a lot!

I find these a nice once a week face mask as they are not heavy on the skin nor do they dry your skin out. I normally use them at the end of the week to put back moisture in my skin, especially if I have been working a lot in the week as my skin dries out quick and wearing makeup can make my skin dry.

How are these tissue masks different?

This super hydrating tissue mask, inspired by Asia, diffuses the equivalent level of hydrating serum as per 1 week’s use of day care.* Truly innovative, its ultra-thin tissue is infused with a super-hydrating serum. Unmask smoother, bouncier, healthier looking skin in just 15 minutes. Applied to the face, it acts like a hydration wrap that continuously diffuses all the effectiveness of the serum intensely hydrating your skin. Its amazing freshness quenches and comforts skin instantly, for a pure moment of absolute pampering. The mask is easy to apply and remove. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.
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 Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask
Super-Hydrating – Revitalising Mask

This mask is so hydrating and brightens your skin up, I normally leave it on for around 30 minutes (15 minutes more than what it says) as I normally wear it while having a hot bath as it relaxing.

It claims it;
Intensely reheats skin
Reduces the look of fine lines
Revives radiance

Proven effectiveness:

In 15 minutes:
Skin is intensely rehydated
Skin looks smoother
Complextion is radient

In 1 week:
Fine lines appear reduced
Skin looks plumper
Skin residence is revitalised

This product is £1.49 and you can find it online here.

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Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask
Super-Hydrating – Re Balancing Mask

It claims to;
Intensely hydrates
Helps mattify skin
pores appear less visible

Proven Effectiveness

In 15 minutes:
Skin feels intensely hydrated
Skin appears rebalanced
Skin appears clearer

In one week (3 Applications)
T zone appears matte
Quality of the skin appears improved
Pores appear less visible

This sounds like a good mask as it helps to make your T zone matte and also helps reduce pores!

This product is £2.99 and you can find it online here.

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 Moisture Bomb|Tissue Mask
Super-Hydrating- Soothing Mask

It claims to;
Intensely hydrates
Comforts and soothes
Skin feels softer

Proven Effectivness

In 15 minutes;
Skin feels intensely hydrated
Skin feels soft and comfortable
Skin feels soothed

In one week;
Skin feels nourished
Skin feels revitalised
Comforts feelings of tightness

This face mask would be perfect for those days when you have had a long week and just want to relax and rest your skin.

Overall

Overall, These are all amazing face masks that do what they say on the packet and hydrate your skin without drying it out or reacting to it.
These are perfect for once a month or to use three times a week, they are also perfect for pamper days on your own or with friends.

They are all super affordable and you can always find them in Boots on offer so these are face masks that you can buy without feeling bad about spending a lot of money.

Have you tried any on these face masks?
What are your thoughts on them?

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Katie x

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Mitchum Deodorant | Review

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Mitchum Deodorant | Review

For a while I have been using the Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant, I was a huge fan of this deodorant but then I started to dislike this product for some reason and wanted to try out a different brand of deodorant. Here in the UK we have had really warm weather, so a good deodorant is a must!

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While doing my weekly shop I came across Mitchum, I have never heard or seen this brand before and because it was on offer I decided to give it a go. I have been using it for around 3 months now and it has replaced my Sure deodorant and has become my new favourite.

First I picked up the spray deodorant and then a week after I picked up the roll on and love both of these products.

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Mitchum Advanced Women – 48hr Protection Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant Spray.

Mitchum Advanced Women 48hr Protection Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, our most advanced formula ever.

Ultra powerful sweat + odour control

Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient, keeps you feeling dry and comfortable for 48 hours.

Minimises white marks.

This spray on deodorant does the job and ticks off all the boxes in what is aims to do.
It also contains aloe and vitamin E to help soothe and condition the skin which is amazing as sometimes deodorants can do the opposite and actually irate your skin.

This spray deodorant has a nice scent to it that is not over powering and throughout the day the smell stays which is nice.

I would not say at lasts for 48 hours as I like to re apply deodorants twice a day any way to make sure it keeps doing the job. It also does not leave white marks on your clothing as many deodorants I have bought tend to leave white marks on clothing and it is a pain.

This product is £2.99 but it is currently on sale in Boots for £2.00

Mitchum have a range of different scents for this spray on deodorant.

You can find this product in most shops or you can find it online here.

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Mitchum Advanced Women – 48HR Protection Pure Fresh Anti-Perspirant Roll on.

Mitchum Advanced Women 48HR Protection Pure Fresh Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with new oxygen odour control technology.

Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient, keeping you feeling dry and comfortable for 48 hours.

It Contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and condition skin, whilst its long lasting fragrance keeps you feeling shower fresh.

Alcohol free and Dermatologist tested.

Goes on clear.

What I like about this deodorant compared to the Sure roll on is that it does not have a strong scent to it. Throughout the day it smells fresh but is not overwhelming. The sure one has an overwhelming scent which after a while I did not like and slowly began to dislike it.

It does not leave white marks on your clothing but can on dark clothing but it does not claim to be invisible, but having white marks on clothing 9/10 is not bad considering some deodorants can leave white marks on most clothing. The product does not go flaky. It helps you stay fresh throughout the day.

I do not feel like I need to reapply throughout the day with this deodorant, I feel like roll on deodorants last longer then the sprays.

This product is £3.2o but is on offer in Boots for £2.00.

Mitchum also have a range of different roll on deodorants.

You can find this product in most shops or you can find it online here.

What is your favourite deodorant to use?

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Get Ready With Me | Minimal Makeup, Hair Care & Skin Care

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Hello fellow bloggers & readers,
I thought I would do something a little different today. Instead of doing a post on skin care or makeup,
I decided I would make a little ‘Get Ready With Me’ video.

I’m going to go more into detail in this blog post.

I hope you liked this little video, I might start doing more blog posts like this with little videos to change things up a little.

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Hair Care

If you want to know my full hair care routine I made a blog post and a video about it a few months ago.
My Hair Care Routine

My hair care routine is pretty basic, I don’t tend to change products that often.

Shampoo – LOreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil
£3.99
This is hands down my favourite shampoo as it has helped my hair so much when it was bleached and badly damaged.
It doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it look greasy.
If you bleach your hair or have damaged hair I recommend this product.

Hair Oil – LOreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil
£9.99
If you read my blog you will know how much I talk about this product. It never lets me down, this product also saved my over dyed, damaged hair at the beginning of the year. It is a little pricey but it lasts for ages! You only need one to two pumps of the oil and it spreads though the hair. It doesn’t leave your hair greasy or weighed down.

Spilt End Treatment – Umberto Giannini Mend My Hair
£7.99

This product also saved my damaged hair and also helps reduce spilt ends. It’s a 5-1 hair oil which helps repair your hair. I only use this product at the ends of my hair as I use the LOreal product all over.

Hair Brush – Tangle Teezer 
£10.99
This is a lot of money for a  hairbrush, but it actually does what it says it will.
It helps get all the knots and tangles out of my hair without it hurting. If you use a normal brush and then use this, you will notice a huge difference between the two!
I highly recombined this hair brush.

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Skincare

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Evening Skincare Routine | June 2015

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When it comes to your evening skin care routine it can be a bit of a chore. Sometimes when you come home after a long day of work or university you just want to climb into bed and relax. I like to make sure I cleanse my face and apply a moisturiser before going to bed, sometimes I do more of a deep cleanse on my face. I don’t use all these products I’m going to talk about in one night, I like to alternate between products.

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Cleansers, Toners & Eye Lotion

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

‘Rich and creamy, this hot cloth cleanser quickly removes daily grime and make up (even stubborn mascara) leaving all skin types clean, soft and radiant. With purifying eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter.’

I love using Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish in the evening as well as in the morning. I feel like it gives my skin a good deep cleanse. I prefer using this in the evening as I feel  like it gets all my makeup off as well as daily grime that clings to my skin throughout the day. This product is not heavy on the skin and does not leave your skin feeling greasy either, after using this I will just use a moisturiser and then leave my skin for the night.

Liz Earle Soothing Eye Lotion

‘Infused with a skin-calming blend of aloe vera, eyebright and witch hazel, this gentle herbal lotion cools, revitalises and brightens and can also be used to remove light eye make up. Suitable for contact lens wearers.’

I use the Liz Earle Soothing Eye Lotion after the Cleanse & Polish. This helps soothes the skin around my eye as well as removing the last traces of mascara and eyeshadow. Its lightweight and leaves your skin feeling hydrated.

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A Little Trip To Boots | No7 Haul & Review

Hello fellow beauty bloggers and readers,

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I’m back and I have lots of post lined up!

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So the last month I had a little spending in Boots and bought a lot of No7 products. They had their 3 for 2 offer on so I went a little crazy and treated myself to some of their skin care products.

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No7 Beautiful Skin – Blemish Defence Serum

Due to the constant change in weather here in the UK my skin keeps breaking out more than usual, so I decided to pick up this Blemish Defence Serum.

No7 Beautiful Skin Blemish Defence Serum has been created to provide tailored skin nutrition for healthy looking, bright and beautiful skin.
Blemishes are unpredictable so this oil-free formulation helps to unblock pores and clear excess sebum to give smoother, blemish free skin.

I’ve been using this product for around 2 weeks now and from the first use I have really been liking this product. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin nor does it make your skin feel greasy. It leaves your skin feeling so refreshed and I have noticed a huge difference with my blemishes! I have also noticed that it has helped reduce the redness I have around my nose and cheek area. My skin is a lot smoother and looks more healthy and bright.

This product is £16 and you can find it here.

No7 Beautiful Skin – Pore Minimising Serum

I love using my No7 pore vacuum mask but as I only use it once or twice a month I thought I would try this pore serum out.

‘A clever skin perfector that instantly disguises the appearance of enlarged pores. This lightweight, non-greasy serum tightens pores and removes excess oils. It effectively transforms skin’s texture to reveal smoother, more radiant and shine free skin. Day by day it works to visibly reduce pore size in 2 weeks.
The advanced Poreless complex helps to visibly reduce pore size and regulate sebum production to reveal beautiful clear and healthy looking skin.’

I use this twice a day and apply it to my nose and forehead, in the evening and at night. I haven’t noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my pores but I will keep on using it everyday as there’s been a little change in my pores. I also think it’s a good alternative to using pore strips as you can use this serum every day while pore strips you can only use them once a week.

This product is £16 and you can find it here.

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No7 Beautiful Skin – Deep pore Purifier

‘Beautifully poreless. A targeted clanser to deeply clean and purify pores around the nose, forehead and chin. The innovative scrub tip gently exfoliates and unblocks pores by dissolving and lifting pore clogging dirt that can cause blackheads. It works to instantly tighten pores, remove excess oils and leave skin feeling incredibly clean. The advanced Poreless complex helps to visibly reduce pore size and regulate sebum production to reveal beautiful clear and healthy looking skin.’

I was looking forward to trying out this product but I’m not too fond of the plastic applicator. Its hard on my skin and it feels uncomfortable to rub the product in with the applicator. The product leathers up well and I have started to put the applicator on my fingers and rub it into my skin that way. The gel product has ingredients in it that help to fight spots and is perfect for if you suffer from breakouts. I’m going to keep on using this product as I had high expectations for it.

This product is £12 and you can find it here.

No7 Total Renewal – Micro -Dermabrasion Face Exfoliator 

Instantly Younger. Discover instantly fresher, clearer, younger looking skin, with this micro-dermabrasion exfoliator. A tried and tested dermatological technique, it’s been developed by our skincare experts for you to use at home.

Aluminium-oxide micro-crystals smooth, refine and renew sweeping away dull cells for incredible radiance from the first time you use it. Within 4 treatments stimulates skin cell renewal to work against fine lines, skin tone evens leaving skin softer, silky to touch and more refined. Helps to work against the appearance of dark areas, sun damaged or blemish prone skin too. Not to be used on sore sun-burnt skin.’

I bought this as it helps to even out skin tone and also it helps blemish prone skin. I love doing face masks and i bought this to try it out.

How to use;

Dot onto clean damp skin. Gently massage upwards for 1 minute, following the instructions on the leaflet carefully . Rinse and follow with an SPF15 moisturiser. Only use twice a week

It took me a few tries to get the instructions right as I wanted to make sure I was applying the product right and massaging it into my face in the right way. After the first use my skin was a lot smoother and looked brighter and more hydrated. What I love about this product is it’s like having a facial at home but for a fraction of the price, and you get lots of use out of it.

This product is £11.00 and you can find it here.

What are your favourite No7 skincare products?

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Katie x

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