Garnier | Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask – Review

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Garnier | Sheet Mask Review

These are my favorite sheet masks as they are super hydrating on the skin, they leave you feeling refreshed and do not irritate your skin or leave it red like some sheet masks can do. Personally I prefer sheet masks over any other type of face mask as they are less messy, more hydrating and nicer on the skin.

For Secret Santa at work I was so happy with my gift as the person put these sheet masks in and I haven’t tried two of them, so I am excited to use them when I have my pamper days. I find these perfect to use when your either having a hot bath or if your having a relaxed evening.

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Garnier | Moisture Bomb – Super Hydrating + Anti- Fatigue 

A new generation of tissue mask inspired from Asia that acts like a burst of hydration for your skin. A true innovation, the tissue mask is infused with an intense de-tiring formula enriched with lavender essential oil and hyaluronic acid, a powerful hydrating active capable of retaining 1000x its weight in water. Once applied on the face, it diffuses its de-tiring and hydrating benefits onto the skin. Its gentle fragrance relaxes the senses for a moment of pleasure and well-being. Ideal for use in the evening.
Easy to apply and remove, the mask leaves you free to move around. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Features

IS THIS MASK RIGHT FOR ME?

Yes, if your skin appears tired and you’re looking for an efficient solution to rehydrate and reduce the appearance of the signs of fatigue, such as rough and dull looking skin.

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Review

I already love these tissue masks from previously using them. But i have not tried this one before so i was happy to receive it.

It smells nice, easy to apply to the skin. I normally use these when I have a bath so that I can put the mask in the water for a couple minutes before I apply it to my face. This just makes it nicer to put on as I don’t like it when its cold but I know people prefer to put cold face masks onto their skin.

I left this on for around 15 minutes and then used my new Lacura Facial Brush with the massager head, this just really soothes and massages the product into your skin while giving you a nice gentle massage on your face. Then I peel the mask off and rub the reminder product into my skin.

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Garnier | Ultra Lift – Anti Age + Firming 

Is this mask right for me? Yes, if over time the signs of ageing (dullness, lack of firmness) are showing on your skin and you are looking for a effective solution that: firms the feel of skin, smoothes the look of skin and boosts skin radiance.

How is it different? Our new generation of tissue mask inspired by Asia is infused with Grape Seed Extract and Hyaluronic Acid and leaves the skin feeling firmer and smoother. Unmask skin that feels bouncier and looks more radiant skin in just 15 minutes. It’s amazing freshness comforts skin instantly, for a moment of absolute pampering. The mask is easy to apply and remove. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

How To Use

1. Unfold the mask. Gently apply on a clean face with the blue protective film visible on the outside of your face.
2. Remove the blue protective film. Adjust the mask to the contours of your face.
3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and relax. Remove the mask. Massage gently to allow excess formula to be absorbed, or use a cotton pad to remove.

 

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Review

My review for this one is similar to the other face mask. It is also super hydrating but with the anti-age benefits. It also leaves the skin feeling soft, hydrated and looking brighter! I do highly recommend these and theres quite a few different tissue masks from Garnier that you can choose from. They all have their unique benefits and that cater to different skin types and skincare needs.

 Overall

I love these tissue masks and can not rate them enough! They can be a little pricey but make sure you look out for them on offer and buy them then. They are super hydrating and soothing on the skin and are perfect for the end of the week as it just helps add that moisture back into your skin after a week of wearing makeup for work.

I really rate these tissue masks and I think they are perfect for a pamper day. They are so much easier to take off then other facemasks and are less messy.

You can find the Super Hydrating mask in most shops or online at boots here.

You can find the Anti-Age mask in most shops or online at boots here.

These both are currently on offer for £2.99 saving £1.00 and are on their 3 for 2.

 

Have you tried any of these Garnier Skin Active Tissue Masks? Or any other of their skincare products?

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Simple | Water Boost Hydrogel Masks

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Our skin goes through a lot every day, which means sometimes we need to press the skincare equivalent of a ‘reset button’. That’s easier than ever before with this next-generation Simple® mask made in Korea, where the sheet mask skincare ritual originates. The intense hydrating mask offers 40 days’ worth of moisturiser* in just five minutes, so you can have healthy and moisturised skin, free from nasties and full of joy. Using premium hydrogel technology, this Simple® Water Boost™ hydrating face mask is enriched with plant collagen and PENTAVITIN™. The 100% hydrogel mask comes in two pieces, making application easier than ever before, for a relaxing Simple® skincare face mask experience. From the sensitive skin experts at Simple®, this mask contains no chemicals that can upset your skin, no alcohol, no added paraben, no mineral oils and only non-animal derived ingredients. *glycerin concentration versus Simple® Replenishing Rich Moisturiser

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5 Minute Reset Hydrogel Face Mask 

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How to use:

1. Remove the mask from the sachet and gently peel off the backing film.
2. Place the mask evenly over your previously cleansed under-eye area. Repeat on the other side.
3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and gently peel off masks. Gently dab to absorb the excess product into your skin. No need to rinse! Use once or twice a week for naturally healthy looking skin.
4. Throw the used mask in the bin; do not flush. The environment will be thankful for it.

100% hydrating hydrogel under-eye brightening mask

It claims too;

Instantly brightens for radiant skin
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
Under-eye gel mask contours for perfect fit
Simple® face mask with naturally derived fruit enzymes
Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested

 

Review

These masks come in two pieces, one for the top half of your face and the other for the bottom half. Using these for the first time was confusing as these type of masks normally come whole. But after applying them to my skin I found them easy to apply as they are easier to place on your face because they come in two sections. 

They are very hydrating on the skin so they are perfect for a Friday night pamper. After 5 minutes they leave your face feeling fresh and hydrated. I always find these face masks perfect for helping with dry skin, since we had colder weather my skin has gone more dry so these are perfect to help with that. They are easy to use, you just have to be careful when getting them out the packet. I recommend using these once a week.

The only dislike I have on these face masks are that they are rubber like because they are thicker than normal and I am used to using the sheet mask but other then that I have no dislikes to these face masks.

These are normally £3.00 but in Tesco they are currently £1.75
You can find them in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug or online here.

 

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Reviving Under-eye Hydrogel Mask

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How to use:

1. Remove the mask from the sachet and gently peel off the backing film.
2. Place the mask evenly over your previously cleansed under-eye area. Repeat on the other side.
3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and gently peel off masks. Gently dab to absorb the excess product into your skin. No need to rinse! Use once or twice a week for naturally healthy looking skin.
4. Throw the used mask in the bin; do not flush. The environment will be thankful for it.

100% hydrating hydrogel under-eye brightening mask

It claims too;

Instantly brightens for radiant skin
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
Under-eye gel mask contours for perfect fit
Simple® face mask with naturally derived fruit enzymes

Review

 

I really like these, they are quite thick but because they are eye masks they sit on your under eyes without slipping and hydrate the skin. They are also perfect to use on a pamper night at the end of a busy week. They are so hydrating on the under eyes and make you feel more refreshed. 

I really like using under eye masks because after a week of using a computer my eyes can get tired and puffy and these really help to soothe them and also hydrate them. Unlike the face mask I feel like you can use these a couple times a week. 

 

The price is a little expensive but you can find them when they go on sale, as I pick these up for my local Tesco when they are half price.

 

These are normally £3.50 but in Tesco they are currently £1.75
You can find them in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug or online here.

Have you tried these Simple Water Boost face masks?
What are your favourite face masks?

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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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Fleur De Force – Eyelure Lashes| Review

Fleur De Force – Eyelure Lashes | Review

False lashes have become a popular thing, they make your eyelashes look longer and thicker. Like many other people, I avoided lashes. The thought of applying them was stressful and I always thought when removing them it would take my own lashes with them! I finally picked up some a few months ago, I chose the Fleur De Force – Fleur loves ones as they are longer at the ends like my own lashes so I thought they would look natural.

I must admit trying to apply these for the first time was a little stressful but I found using tweezers to place them and push them into place helped a lot! (so did the many youtube videos on how to apply false lashes helped!) After practising a few times I felt like a pro! I instantly fell in love with how the lashes looked and finished my makeup look off perfectly.

Fleur Loves

Fleur loves’ is a cute and cool ¾ Lash. Designed to add fullness to the outer edge, the lash has a twisty, messed up look and is finished with stone-ground tapering on the lash tips. With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Fleur Loves’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry.

These lashes are £5.45
You can find them online here or in boots stores.

Fleur and Fabulous

‘Fleur & fabulous’ is a seriously gorgeous criss-cross style lash with softly-tapered ends, perfect for any night out. With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Fleur & Fabulous’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry

These lashes are £5.95
You can find them online here or in boots stores.

Fully Fleur

Fully Fleur’ is a full & fluttery lash with a kick-out corner and naturally-tapered ends, perfect from desk to dancefloor. 
 With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Fleur & Fabulous’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry.

These lashes are £5.95
You can find them online here or in boots stores.

Petit Fleur

Petit Fleur’ is a sweet & subtle textured ¾ length lash with a light kick at the corner. The lash is designed to add a secret lift to your lashes and features softly-tapered tips. With gorgeous, soft-toned packaging designed to reflect an artistic watercolour brush; ‘Petit Fleur’ is the perfect reflection of Fleur’s Style and artistry.

These lashes are £5.45
You can find them here or in boots stores.

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These are the Fleur Loves lashes without any eyeliner, they make your lashes look so much longer and thicker. These are my favourite out of Fleurs collection.

Overall

Overall I find these lashes such good value for money, they are long-lasting and very durable.
I recently wore some for my works Christmas party and they lasted the whole night! this was without me having to reapply them throughout the night as some lashes start to lift at the ends and thank god I did not have to re apply them!

These lashes, and I have applied them all, are so easy to apply and are not stressful either. All lashes come with glue and instructions which are easy to follow and the glue is great and lasts a lot of applications.

I find the quality of all these lashes amazing as they do not have that cheap look to them and they blend in so well with your natural lashes that they look real and amazing!
My favouite is Fleur Loves as they are so natural and blend in with my natural lashes!

Finally, these lashes are amazing value for money, for the quality you get and the durability from these amazing lashes for under £6 and because boots normally have deals on you can get two for the price of one or buy one get one half price.

Fleur has many more in her collection which I am eager to try.

Have you tried any of these lashes?
What are your opinions on them?

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Things are changing for the better. 

Since going full time at work to save for a car and other things I have become more and more unmotivated to do the things I love.

For example as many of you who read my blog posts when I upload them (thank you) I haven’t posted a blog post in months! This is because I have been so unmotivated to even turn my mac on or even take any photos. I have a huge pile of things I have bought to blog about but have been so put off the thought of blogging as I felt like I’ve hit a wall and that it was going nowhere.

So the other month I put up a new post and I had a few lovely comments it cheered me up so much and it made me disappointed that I let those thoughts put me off blogging.

I asked my dad if we could go Ikea so I could find a new desk for my room as I don’t like going on my laptop in bed as I think of my bed as a sleeping space not a working space so nothing ever gets done.

So we took a little trip to our local Ikea and I found a perfect simple desk!

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I’m hoping this is going to kick start my blogging motivation and I can get back to doing what I love most! Thank you to still being subscribed to my blog and liking and commenting on my post as it means so much to me!

I will be doing one blog post a week and hopefully I will start doing more little videos for my blog and will see where this takes me. If you would like to see a little blog post on the desk and how much it was leave me a like on this post.

As the readers who have been following me for a long time know how much I love blogging and how much it means to me so I’m glad I haven’t given up on katekiwii.com and I’m glad I’m starting back up again.

Please comment on what blog posts you would like me to do or even any ideas as they are all welcome when I run into a wall.

Thank you for those who still read my blog and take time to like and leave lovely comments.

2018 will be the year I get my blog back up and running!

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert | Micellar Water – Review

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L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert| Micellar Water – Review

Micellar water has become so popular lately! It is the new way to take your makeup off easily without having to use tons of other products.
It helps soothe your skin and does not leave it feeling clogged.

Finding the perfect micellar water for you can be annoying as there are so many different brands with different micellar waters with many benefits. So you are stuck for choice and do not know which one will be the best for you.

My favourite up to now has been the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water. I wrote a review on it a few months ago, if you would like to read my review on that the link is here.
I have been using this product for months and I have never had a problem with it.

I only decided to try a different product as sometimes my skin can get used to using the same product and I also like to switch things up and try new things to compare them.

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Product Details 

The L’Oreal Paris Laboratories have created a Micellar Water, made with purified water from an advanced purification process, and combined micelles that capture impurities, for effective cleansing which is gentle on sensitive skin.

Removes make-up dissolves make-up from the face, eyes and lips in one gentle action, without rubbing or rinsing.
Cleanses delicately captures impurities.
Soothes: Calms skin and prevents irritation.

How To Use;

1. Morning and evening, apply a generous amount to a cotton pad.
2. On dry skin, wipe pad all over the face, no need to rub or rinse.
3. Press gently to lashes, lids and lips and simply sweep away.

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The first thing I noticed when I first used this was that it had no smell to it, this is great as you can not smell any perfume to the product so you know its going to be gentle on your skin.

I found it easily removed my makeup without me using multiple cotton pads to remove the access makeup off my skin. The only thing that I have found with micellar water is that you sometimes need to use another cotton pad on your eyes as some mascara is a pain to remove!

My skin also feels so nourished and hydrated after using this and it does not feel sticky or tight. I know that some micellar waters can leave you skin feeling like you have a thin layer of residue left over and this can make your skin feel sticky. But this does not leave that, it just makes your skin feel amazing after taking your makeup off.

I have only been using this product for 14 days but I have really like this product and I find it removes your makeup without making your skin feel in bad condition.

Packaging

The packing of this product is nice and simple. It has all the information you need to know on the back of the bottle. It is also a big bottle that you know is going to last you a while before you need to repurchase it.

Overall

Overall I think this product is worth its money and it a very good way of removing your makeup without being harsh on your skin or leaving it feeling in a bad condition. I highly recommend this product if you are after a micellar water.

This product was £3.99 in Asda on offer and you can find it online here.

What is your favourite micellar water?

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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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Little Letters By El – Gift Ideas

Little Letters By El 

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You may have seen me mention these gift ideas on my Instagram or Facebook page before.

My friend has her own small business, She makes personalised letters that can be bought as either gifts or for yourself. Ellie even makes other gift items such as Framed Hearts, Keyrings, Photo Albums and other things. They are all handmade and she spends so much time on them that they look amazing and stand out.

As mothers Day is this month, I thought these Little Letters would be a lovely personalised gift.

So if you are interested scroll down to see what Ellie has to offer.

Canvases & Frames

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Frames are £12 each and you can choose the colour of the frame, as well as the colour of the embellishment and the text pr number ie. 18, 21, 60 or MUM
Canvases are £8 each and come in a range of designs for both boys and girls, including dinosaurs, hot air balloons, tractors, butterflies, rockets and ballet shoes!
These are perfect to put into children’s bedrooms!
Little Letters
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All letters are £8 each plus £3 postage.
Each gift is personalised and people can decide the colours, fabrics, accessories themselves for the letters, and the picture frames! And that they can make unique gifts, for Mother’s Day or birthdays or even just to put up in bedrooms/ kids rooms?

Ellie will also go out of her way to get the fabric you want so it makes your letter unique.

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These letters are so simple but yet so eye catching and unique, I have two up in my bedroom and it just adds a personalised touch to your room. You can just have your first initial or get a few to spell a name.

 

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She made me this keyring for my 22nd and I love it! It Is such a cute personalised item.

 

Packaging

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The packaging of her products are so simple yet cute! They come in a brown paper bag  that has her brand name on with a little ribbon attached.

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I think Little Letters by El is such a unique gift idea and she also makes them in different fabric prints and they are also affordable!

So If you are stuck on what to buy someone as a present or want a personalised hand made gift, Little Letter By El is the perfect place to find them.

To check out her Facebook Page and to see her handmade gifts and the prices just click here.
If you are interested in buying any of these items, just go to her Facebook page and send her a message.

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Clinique – Pep-Start | Review

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Clinique – Pep-Start | Review

I have had my eye on the new Clinique Pep-Start collection since it has come out. I wanted to try the Pep-Start Eye Cream, Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser and the Pep-Start Cleansing Swipes. I always go to Boots when I buy my Clinique products as I always find the ladies on Clinique so helpful and I also get Boots points.I went into Boots to pick up the Clinique Airbrush Concealer as I had run out that morning and I told the lady serving me about how I’d had my eye on the Pep-Start and she showed me this little Pep-Start mini kit. I decided to buy it as for £20 and 4 Clinique products you can’t really go wrong.

This little kit from Clinique consists of;

Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Pep-Start Eye Cream

Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser

High Impact Mascara

Review

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Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power, this 2-in-1 formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow. Preps skin for makeup. It is gentle enough to use twice a day.

How To Use

Wet face and hands. 
Work a dime-sized amount into hands, lather and massage over skin. 
Rinse well, avoiding eye area. 
Follow with moisturizer.

This is very gentle on the skin and can be used as an every day cleanser. Most exfoliation washes are quite harsh on my skin and I need to use a heavy moisturiser after as my skin feels irritated but with this I do not have to use moisturiser.

It gets rid of all the grime from the day so you are left with a clean canvas to re apply your makeup or even just to take it all off.

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Pep-Start Eye Cream 

Hydrates, brightens, perks you up. It’s cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh. Smooths the way for makeup, too. Have it on hand.
Ophthalmologist Tested.

How To Use

Use twice a day, morning and night.
Gently squeeze a small amount of product onto applicator tip.
Swipe in circular motion around eye area, including lids.
Use finger to smooth in any excess until absorbed.
Reapply as needed throughout the day.

I really like this product as it is light on the eye area, hyrdates my skin and makes my under eyes look less dull and dark. It is good to use everyday and a little bit goes a long way so you do not have to use a lot of the product.

It is also perfect for prepping the eye area before applying concealer as it hydrates and I find my concealer does not go cakey after a while when using this eye cream.

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Peep-Start HydroBlur Moistuiser 

This lightweight, 24/7 hydrator provides matte moisturization, instantly blurs imperfections and preps for makeup.

How To Use

This multitasking moisturizer can be used 3 ways: 

On clean skin for an instant filter and all day hydration.
As a perfect primer for foundation, tinted moisturizers or powder.
Throughout the day—over makeup—as needed
Avoid eye area.

This mosituriser is very light weight and sinks into the skin almost straight away so you are not waiting for it to dry. You do not need to use a lot of this product and it is not harsh on the skin. It does not have a perfumed smell and it also creates a smooth canvas for your makeup.

I also like the packaging of this moisturiser as it is cute and practical as you do not have to squeeze a tube or pump the moisturiser out.

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High Impact Mascara 

The Clinique mascara favourite in a waterproof version so you’re ready for anything. Instant volume and length that resists flaking, clumping and smudging.

I use this mascara for day wear as it gives the right amount of volume and length on your lashes without them going clumpy or applying to much product.

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Overall

 I like these Clinique Mini’s as you can try out some of the Pep-Start products without committing to the actual size products.

My favourites of these products are the Pep-Start Eye Cream and the Peep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser. I am not a big fan of the Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser but I still use it.

I do not like the added mascara they put in as it is always a little free gift with Clinique and even though it’s a good mascara and a use it for the day I have lots of them so would prefer to have something you do not usually get as a free gift.

I also LOVE the packaging of this range as it just pops and stands out and looks nice and bright on your dressing table.

The prices of the full products are;

Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser – £16.50

Pep-Start Eye Cream -£22.00

Peep-Start HydroBlur Moistuiser  – £24.50

High Impact Mascara  – £17.50

You can find these online at Boots or Clinique.com or in store.

Have you tried any of the Clinique Pep-Start products?
Which ones are your favourite?

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Real Techniques – Miracle Complexion Sponge | Review

Real Techniques – Miracle Complexion Sponge
 Review

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I came across the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge in ASDA when I was doing my food shop. I have seen everyone rave about beauty blenders but never thought of buying one as I rarely wear foundation so thought it would be a waste. Anyway, It was on offer so I decided to pick it up and give it a go.
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 About
Real Techniques by Sam Chapman introduces its new innovative Miracle Complexion Sponge. The Miracle Complexion Sponge will give you the pixel perfect, flawless base you have always dreamed of. The sponge is completely unique, featuring 3 distinct surfaces that give you 3 ways to apply liquid foundation.
 
Optimize your beauty routine with this 3-in-1 multi- functional sponge
 

Rounded sides – blend large areas of the face with a repeated “dabbing” or “stippling” motion 

Precision tip – covers blemishes and imperfections 

Flat edge – for the contours around the eyes and nose

Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish, use with your favourite foundation to help reduce the appearance of pores

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Review

I tried the sponge out first with my Clinique Superbalanced Foundation, I put some of the foundation on the back of my hand and dotted it over my face using my finger. I then used the sponge to blend the product in. I found that the sponge soaks up more of the product then it did distributing and blending it in over my skin. I then tried it with my Clinique Airbrush Concealer, I found It blended the concealer more and it made it less cakey looking then it did when applied with my fingers or a foundation brush.

One of the things I like is how different sides of the sponge help apply different face product better. The pointed end is perfect for applying concealer as It can get under the eyes and around the nose better than a brush can.

Overall

Overall I must say I am not a huge fan of this product, I find that it soaks up more of the product you are using then it does distributing it over your skin. I only like it for blending concealer under my eyes and around my nose and I have not used it a lot since buying it. I know a lot of other people love beauty blenders but I will stick with my Stippling Brush when applying my base makeup.

Using the sponge also felt like I was blending the products in more then using the stippling brush as you have to dab the sponge around your face alot more so the product is all blended in.

This product is £5.99 and you can pick it up from Boots, Superdrug, Asda and other places or you can find it online here.

Have you tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge?
What are your thoughts?

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Katie x

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