Wednesday, 9 January 2019

St Tropez purity bronzing water


st tropez purity bronzing water


Now fake tanning isn't something I do all the time nor is it something I've tried a lot either. I only ever really do for occasions like graduation or birthdays as I'm so so pale and don't really like the normal orange tone to fake tan.
I had heard so many people mainly Lydia Emillen talking about the St Tropez purity duo and thought they sounded amazing. I have tried St Morez and Rimmel in the past and thought both were okay and gave me an all round okay colour but I wanted something I could use more often but was a little more subtle.

The St Tropez tanning mousse has been perfect for my pale skin! I tend to use it when I come out the shower and just use a mit to apply the mouse evenly all over. I have to admit, it did take some getting used to as the mousse is clear it has a little shimmer to it so you can see were you have put it a little bit. It develops within 4-8  and doesn't leave any stains or marks on your pyjamas and sheets which is a bonus! It isn't at all streaky either!
Once developed it gives the loveliest most natural glow as if you have been away in the sun for week. Its definitely not a dark tan so if thats what your looking for then this won't be for you. 

It last around 3-4 days so great for any special events that you have coming up! The only thing I don't like was the tropical smell, it still smells slightly like fake tan and not very tropical!

I have recently bought the face mist to match but I have only used it once so far but I'm looking forward to trying that out after being so impressed with the bronzing water!

Olivia
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Autumn skincare saviours for dry skin


lanicon nipple cream

body shop hand cream

Burt bees lip balm


When autumn comes around I always have a little change up of my skincare. I have extremely dry skin which gets progressively worse as the cold weather comes in. I thought I would share my autumn skincare must haves especially if you have dry skin like me.

L Oreal hydra genius - I love love love this product its quite light but really helps to inject some moisture in my skin, I normally have to use heavier creams than this and often ones from the doctors but I love putting this on of a morning because my makeup as it doesn't feel to thick and heavy on the skin. It smells amazing and really calms my skin, its so affordable too I would definitely recommend.

HPA Lanolin- Now this is actually a nipple cream but it has so many other amazing uses too. This is perfect for any areas of really dry and cracked skin its so moisturising and really helps to repair broken skin. I have been using this on my lips which have been cracked, dry and sore as the cold weather has drawn in, its left my lips so nourished and soft!

Simple hydrating oil- This is quite a new purchase for me but so far I am loving it. I always love oils when the weather is colder. They really hydrate the skin but a lot of oils really irritate my skin like the kehils midnight recovery oil. I decided to try the simple oil as it is fragrance free and so far my skin feels so hydrated and soft I have really been enjoying using it.

Body shop satsuma hand cream- With having eczema my skin is already really dry but I am the worst at remembering to moisture my hands. I recently picked this up free in a magazine and I love it, it is my favourite body shop scent! I have been using this every morning and night and have really notice a difference.

Burt Bees lip balm- Burt bees are my go to brand when it comes to saving my lips. My lips are always pealing during winter and autumn so I always carry lip balm with me and Burt Bees is always my lip balm of chose. I always put it on before going out in the cold and does a great job of protecting my lips!

Dermalogica skin hydrating masque- I have been using this product overnight twice a week and skin feels amazing when I wake up its so soft and smooth and much brighter. I have loved trying out the dermaloigca products they are definitely going to be a staple going through to winter.

Olivia
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

The perfect winter jumper with Femme Lux

femmelux winter jumper outfit

winter outfit jumper
   

Now Autumn has come around and all my jumpers have come out of hiding, I have been so excited to find some new A/W pieces that I know will be staples in my wardrobe. Femme Lux recently sent me over 3 jumpers to try which i’ll posting weekly to show you how I styled them.

Is there anything better than finding the perfect winter jumper that you know you will wear over and over again? This Grey cable knit cropped jumper is just perfect! It’s not too thick and fluffy that it’s going to irritate my eczema but is thick enough to keep my warm. It sits perfectly just above my jeans so you can still see my belt. Its true to fix and its shapeless like a lot of jumpers tend to be on me.

I styled this with my favourite black belt, an old pair of boots from public desires as I knew it would be muddy and my staple leather jacket.

I wore this outfit to go pumpkin picking at a pumpkin patch for the first ever time! It was so much fun even if we picked the most windy and rainy day to visit ( hence the dishevelled look). It was such an autumnal day out! I will definitely be returning next year!

Olivia
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Tried and tested: Products for spot prone skin

tried and tested skincare products for spot prone skin



I had never been one for having spots, in fact I never ever used to get them until last year. I'm not sure what changed but around this time last year I started getting quite a lot of spots which I thought would just be a phase but it has been ongoing for the last year. As you can imagine I have bought everything under the sun to try and get rid of spots and keep them at bay and lucky for the most part my skin seems to be under control but still spot prone. So I thought I would review the products which I have tried.

 Lacura healthy glow- I recently reviewed this which you can read HERE  it really made my skin feel so soft and smooth and also reduced the redness on my face left from spots which is something I really struggle with. I have been using this after micellar water as a second makeup remover!

Dermalogica microfoliant - I have also wrote about this recently which you can read HERE but I just had to include this! This is amazing, it a gentle scrub for your face that isn't too harsh. It has really helped unclog my pores and reduce the little bumps which I seem to get on my forehead. I have incorporated this into my daily skincare routine and I cant rave about it enough!

The ordinary salicylic acid - When I first tried this product I absolutely hated it, I used far too much without realising how strong it was. I decided a few weeks later to try it again but using a very small amount and it was much much better. I put this on my spots directly overnight and it really reduce the size of the spots and makes them so much calmer and less angry. I have just finished my bottle of this and will definitely be repurchasing.

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid suspension- I have been using this for a few months now and have really noticed the difference, this has improved the texture of my skin massively its much less bumpy and rough and much more smooth. This also makes my skin feel so much calmer after using it overnight, its such a bargain for the price and I couldn't recommend this more.

La Roche Possay effalcar duo- Now this purchase was definitely due to the hype surrounding it from other bloggers. I really had high hopes from this product after reading so many amazing reviews and I was so disappointed. This did absolutely nothing to my skin it didn't make it worse but it didn't seem to improve my skin either.

Lush mask of magnaminty - Again read so many amazing reviews about this product and was really excited to try it. I put this on face for around an hour and honestly I notice such a difference, it makes my skin so soft and calm and really draws out the dirt from my skin and reduce the appearance of spots. It also smells so minty and fresh I really love this product.

Of course everybody's skin is different and different products work for different people so this is just my personal experience with each of the products!

Olivia
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Friday, 5 October 2018

Aldi Healthy glow- Is it actually a dupe?

healthy glow tonic pixi glow tonic dupe


So you have probably read a lot about this product by now, with many people stating its an amazing dupe whereas others have said the ingredients is very different form the Pixi glow tonic. 
Im always on the fence when it comes to dupe, I don't think there is anything wrong with taking inspiration from another brand but completing copying the products packaging doesn't sit well with me. But as I don't have the money to try the Pixi glow tonic right now I thought I would give this a go first. 

First up the bottle is 250ml and is priced at £3.99 which in my eyes is a bargain. Both products have quite a few similar ingredients. I use around 4 squirts of the product to fill my cotton pad and it is enough to clean my whole face. I have been using this after my usual micellar water and was absolutely shocked at how much dirt was still in my face, I have gone in with a second cotton bud sometimes and can't believe how well it was cleaning my face. The scent is also lovely and fresh too.

On the whole my skin looked lovely and refreshed and extremely clean, I haven't tried the Pixi glow tonic myself but my sister has given glowing reviews so I can't wait to see how she thinks it compared. I was super impressed with this product and really think its great value for money. However I am desperate to get my hands on the new Pixi retinol tonic!

Olivia 
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