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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Lacura | Count Down to New Year Advent Calendar – Review

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Lacura | Count Down to New Year Advent Calendar 

This brilliant 6-day calendar is filled with your favourite Lacura beauty products, ready to help you make the most of the New Year celebrations. Simply start opening from Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve to discover your daily beauty boost.

Features
Calendar includes:

  • Healthy Glow Retinol Toner to ease redness and reduce signs of aging
  • Golden Glow Hydrating Mask to hydrate your skin
  • Pink Clay Hot Cloth Cleanser with cocoa butter
  • Gentle Facial Moisturiser with eucalyptus oil, vitamin E and rosemary extracts
  • Healthy Glow Rose Oil
  • Luxury Bitter Orange Eau de Toilette

Advent

 

Reviews

I know it will be an item in Aldi that can no longer be purchased but some of the  products inside are still available in store and online so I thought I would do mini reviews on the products inside. Hope you enjoy.

I bought myself the Lacura | Count Down to New Year advent calendar as a treat as I love Lacuras skincare range and it is a nice way to try some of their products out. I also bought one of these for my mum, sister and best friend. I think these make such a nice gift for yourself and others as you can get some nice skincare items to try out.

Mask

Lacura | Golden Glow Mask
For all skin types

 

Pro

This product smells amazing!
Gives skin a nice glow after using it.
applies to the skin easily and isn’t heavy on the skin.
Non greasy residue left after using
Doesn’t irate the skin

Cons
Does leave the skin very shimmery

Overall

This face mask is nice to use once or twice a month to give the skin a nice healthy glow! It smells lovely and doesn’t leave the skin greasy after use. The only downfall of this mask is that if you don’t wash it off fully you are left with a small layer of shimmer on the skin, which if you don’t like glitter I don’t recommend using this. But other then that I really like this face mask.

Unfortunately I cant find this product on the Aldi website and I think it might have been a one off in the Advent calendar so I am unable to link the item.

Moisturiser

 

Lacura | Gentle Facial Moisturiser
For all skin types

Pro

Smells nice, isn’t heavily scented.
Isnt heavy on the skin.
Not greasy.
Feels nice and light on the skin.
Drys quick.

Cons 

None

 

Overall

Surprisingly I actually really like this product. It is very lightweight and non greasy on the skin. Sometimes moisturiser can feel heavy and greasy on the skin and just doesn’t feel nice throughout the day. Because its so lightweight and non greasy this allows your makeup to sit nicely on top of the moisturiser.  I’m hoping Aldi sell these instore as I would like to repurchase this once I’ve ran out of this one. I highly recommend this moisturiser.

This product is also not on the Aldi website but I am hoping they bring it out as a regular item in store.

 

 

Perfume

Lacura | No.10 Bitter Orange

Pros

Smells lovely
Lasts all day

Cons

Small bottle

 

Overall

I have never tried any of the perfumes that Aldi have brought out. I know a while ago they had a range of smells that were dupes of Jo Malone, this was a huge hit with people and got some good reviews. So I was pleased when I got a little perfume in with this advent calendar. It is quite a small bottle you get, but for the plus of this it can be kept in your handbag. At first when I smelled the perfume in the bottle it didn’t take my fancy. But after spraying it on myself i really liked the frangence!

It lasts all day and I wore it to work one day and through out the day I kept getting wiffs of the perfume! I will be purchasing some of their other perfumes to try out! Another good product in this Advent Calender.

There isn’t a link to just buy this perfume, you can buy it in a set and that’s for £14.99 and you can find it instores. Heres the link for it online.

Hot cloth

Lacura | Pink Hot Cloth Cleanser

Pros

Comes with muslin cloth.
Smells nice.
Removes even mascara
Gentle one the skin.
Removes all makeup and leaves skin feeling soft and cleansed.

Cons

None.

Overall

I have used the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and it was nice to see Aldi had brought out a much affordable dupe of this item. I also found it was amazing it came with a muslin cloth! It is so gentle on the skin and doesn’t irritate which is a plus! It removes all traces of makeup and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. I find this a nice size to use for travel as its nice size to have. For the price this product is amazing and a fraction of some Hot Cloth Cleansers. You cant fault the qaulity or the price of this item!

This item is £3.99 and you can find it instore and online here. 

toner

Lacura | Healthy Glow Retinol Toner

Pros 

Lightweight.
Non greasy.
Leaves skin feel refreshed and toned.

Cons 

None

Overall

This is a dupe of the Pixi Retinol Toner. It is such a nice skincare item to have without breaking the bank. In order to get a good toner, sometimes you have to spend a lot of money! So to be able to buy a nice toner that ticks all the boxes and does what it says it is amazing. I will be rebuying this item once I’ve finished this as I find it such a nice product that leaves you feeling refreshed. Sometimes some toners will leave you with a greasy like film on your skin, this doesn’t. It is a nice product to have in your skincare routine.

Unfortunately I cant find this on the Aldi website, but sometimes you do find them in stores so make sure you keep an eye out!

Oil

 

Lacura | Healthy Glow Rose Oil

Pros

Refreshing
Sinks into the skin quick.
Isn’t greasy

Cons

Heavy on the skin

Overall

I’ve seen this Rose range in Aldi while doing my shop and really wanted to try these out. But because I’m trying to use all the skincare products I already have before purchasing new ones I have never picked them up. So to get one in the Advent Calendar I was really happy. Sometimes I avoid oils as I can find them very heavy and greasy on my skin. This product is a little heavy on the skin as it is an oil but it doesn’t make your skin feel greasy! I tend to use this before bed or after I’ve done a face mask. I actually really like this product and i am going to try the rest of this range.

This product is no longer available but sometimes you can find it in stores.

 

 

 

Overall

This was such value for money! Even thought the items inside were smaller versions of their products, it allowed you to get a decent sized sample to use before you bought the bigger version, apart from the shimmer in the face mask I cant fault any of these products and they are all so amazing for their price and what they do. It is also a massive bonus that these items are not tested on animals, so a huge thumbs up to Aldi.

I’m hoping Aldi will bring out these items are full sized products to repurchase and that this year they will bring out another Advent Calendar as I think they are such good value for money and its nice to try out different items in their skincare range. And if your like me who preffers skincare over make up this is perfect for you!

You’ve got to give it to Aldi to bring out such amazing dupes that look and are the same as high end brands! It makes it so good for people to have nice luxery items that are so affordable.

 

Have you tried any of these Lacura products? Or any other of their skincare products?

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Lacura – Visage Facial Cleanser

 

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Lacura | Visage Facial Cleaner Review

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Overview Of The Product

Give your skin a healthy glow with this vibrating and oscillating Pro Style facial cleansing tool. Use to buff away dead skin and leave your skin feeling cleaned and fresh ready for the day or on the night time after a long day.

 

Contents

3 x Brushes (sensitive, medium, hard)

1 x Soft sponge
1 x Facial massager
1 x Targeted massager
1 x Body brush
1 x Storage cradle

 

Features

Oscillating head

Compact and light-weight
Safe and easy to use
Easy to clean
Help free your pores of dirt, oil and make-up
Vibrating facial cleansing brush
Battery operated
On/ off button
Helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines
Combines bi-polar RF energy, LED light energy and IR heat energy

 

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Lacura brought out a facial cleansing brush a while ago and when I went to buy it I couldn’t find it instore and it was sold out online. I’ve looked everywhere for a similar brush as it comes with all different brush heads and a body brush. On amazon I found a nice facial cleanser brush with a variety of brush heads, these were expensive and I was unsure on ordering it so left it in my basket.

Recently I went to Aldi to do my shop and picked up one of their weekly booklets, in their was there was a Visage Facial Cleanser and I was so happy to see they had brought out another one! It came in two different colours, white and silver and white and metallic rose. It has 5 brush heads and a body brush!

I went into the shop the day before it was brought out and was surprised to see a man stocking the Visage Facial Cleanser on the shop floor. I grabbed the rose gold one as I didn’t want to chance not buying it and it going out of stock again.

 

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Review

This is supposed to be a dupe of the Clarins Facial Brush but because I have never used that product I cant really say if its the same or better then that product.

First time I used it I used the normal brush head, I used it with my daily facial cleanser. I did expect the brush head to be really soft but it was a little rough on the skin, but after a while it felt a lot nicer on the skin, I was worried it might make my skin red but it made my skin feel so soft! For some reason I expected the brush head to rotate but it just vibrates. Which is good because it doesn’t lather the product loads and I find it works the product into the skin nicely.

The brush heads are small enough for you to get everywhere on your face, there is two brush heads for skin massage and one that helps with blood circulation which will be good to use with a sheet face mask on. The massage ones I find perfect for using on the face when you have a sheet mask on, it feels nice and massages the product into the skin.

It leaves skin feeling so soft and cleansed and I cant wait to use it daily to give my face deep clean and sometimes I find you still have makeup on your face after cleaning it. This brush works well into the skin and removes all traces of makeup while also giving your skin a nice deep cleanse.

The product isn’t loud, it sounds the same as an electric toothbrush so the noise isn’t annoying. It is very light weight and its great that it comes with a holder so you can store it nicely.

I’m looking forward to using the body brush as I think paired with an exfoliator especially on my legs it will help with stretch marks and getting rid of dead skin to help new skin growth which will allow stretch marks to fade.

 

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Overall.

I now have had this product since Christmas, in order to do a truthful review on the product I have used it every day using the different brush heads. For nearly 3 weeks I have cleansed my face using the soft brush head, I have used the body one after a shower and before moisturising, and used the massaging brush heads when I used facemask. All in all I have really liked this product from Aldi, I do wish that it would be chargeable but other then that I cant fault this product at all.

Pros;

  • Variety of brush heads, gives you options. Theres 6 brushes in total and a body brush.
  • Makes skin feel soft and clean!
  • It isnt harsh on the skin, doesnt make your skin go red.
  • Gives it a good deep clean
  • Has a brush holder so that it is easy to store.

Cons;

The two things I dislike on this are that it is battery operated and brushes can feel a little harsh on skin when you first use them, but that might be because im not used to using a facial cleanser brush. It would also be nice to have a little bag to keep all the attachaments in so they can all be stored together but for £12.99 you cant really beat the quality and usage of the product.

This product is £12.99 you can find it instore at Aldi or online here as they are still in stock!

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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.

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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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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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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?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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Clinique 3 Step Anti Blemish – Review | Guest Post

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Hello!

Today’s blog is a little different as it’s KateKiwi’s sister, Ella! 🙂

I have always loved reading blogs and when my sister started her own I was so proud of her (and jealous as I’ve always wanted to start one), so when she offered for me to write one here I was so excited!

I have always wanted to tell people about my favourite skin care products as I absolutely love them and now I finally get to! So I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’ve loved writing it.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System

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I got this as I was suffering from horrible blemishes. I had started my new job (which is very full on) and I broke out everyday. They were everywhere and nothing I had got rid of them. I have never had bad skin, I often got blemishes (but who doesn’t) but these were awful and nothing I had ever experienced. So I went straight to Boots. By chance I ended up at the Clinique counter complaining about my skin to the consultant and she introduced this to me. I was reluctant as I had never used Clinique before and it was a lot more expensive to what I normally buy. But I was so fed up with my blemishes that I was willing to try it. And Oh my god it was the best decision EVER! My skin has never been clearer and it has really helped to prevent blemishes as well as get rid of them! I use this day and night and it is just amazing!

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I only use two pumps of the foam Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam on damp skin and rub it in, wash it off and pat dry. Then I gently tip the Clarifying Lotion upside down and tip it onto a cotton pad and then just smooth it on my face and neck. Finally I use a small amount of the moisturiser Clearing Moisturiser and apply it again to my face and neck. It literally takes minutes and you will feel it working straight away and your skin will feel so clean and fresh!

If you suffer from constant blemishes like I did then I would definitely recommend that you try Clinique’s 3 step! There are different types to suit your skin’s need so make sure you speak to one of the consultants before you buy. It is a little pricey but it is defiantly worth it! I haven’t looked back and I always go Clinique for skin care now as it worked so well for me.

I hope this has helped some of you. I apologise about how wordy this is but I’ve been bursting to tell people for so long! I have also purchased a wide range of Clinique’s products now due to my love of it, so if any of you are interested in them and want to know what they are like before purchasing I am happy to post a blog about them (as long as KateKiwi lets me haha).

Thank you for reading!

Ella x

You can find this product here and its £25.

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Tea Tree Skincare| Review

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Tea Tree products help ‘Cleanse and revitalise for a clearer looking complexion’.

When i was younger I always used Tea Tree products I also had the Tea Tree spot stick which helped reduce the redness of spots while helping to get clear them. These products are not harsh on the skin and don’t clog up the skin either. What I also love about these products is that they are Superdrugs own brand which are ‘Cruelty Free’ this means they were not tested on animals like some skincare products are.

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Tea Tree – Foaming Facial Wash

Cleanses and purifies for a revitalised, clearer – looking complexion.’ 

This was my go to product when i was younger and it helped me so much with spots and to keep my skin looking clear without clogging it up. I use two pumps and then I rub the foam into my fingers then apply to my face, I then massage the product into my skin and then rinse it off with cool water. This has a strong smell to it but it will fade after a while, it also lasts for a long time so you don’t have to keep going out to repurchase it.

Using this everyday will help you get rid of spots but also help cleanse and purify your skin. It has natural tea tree oils which naturally purifying and antibacterial properties, It also has Peppermint oil which leaves the skin feeling ultra clean and refreshed.

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Tea Tree – Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

Cleanses and revitalises for a radient, clearer – looking complexion.’

This is also a good face wash to use on a daily basis as it isn’t harsh on the skin and helps to get rid of spots while also helping to give you a clearer complexion. This face wash smell so nice and fruity and the smell isn’t overpowering. You apply this to wet skin and massage into the skin, it lathers up lots so you only need to use a small amount. You then rinse off with cool water and pat your face dry with a towel, you can then apply your moisturiser.

This also has natural tea tree oils which naturally purifying and antibacterial properties and Grapefruit essential oils which help to cleanse away dirt, impurities and excess oils.

You can purchase Tea Tree products from Superdrug, they normally have an offer and they are cheap good products. The whole Tea Tree range is under £3.50 which is a bargain for good face products that help with spots.

Have you tried any of the Tea Tree skincare range?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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