Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Clinique Blush in Smoldering Plum


This was originally my mum's blush from a couple of years ago and so I recently dug it out and decided to give it a go. It's not a colour that I would usually go for as I am not a massive fan of purpley (probably not even a word) toned things. I find that they don't suit my skin tone too well so I was surprised with what a nice colour this gave! In the pan it has a very deep pinky red which when it catches the light turns into a lilac toned blush with purple flecks of glitter/shimmer. I was initially scared by this colour but with just a light sweep in really brightens your complexion! This blush was a free gift when you spent a certain amount of money hence it's smaller size of only 1.8g as opposed to the usual 6g of product. You do also get with the blush a small blush/contour brush for on the go touch ups. A normal pot of this blush would cost £21.00 which in my opinion is slightly on the upper end of what I would pay for a blush. Overall it is a nice blush but I personally wouldn't buy it again.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Review of Soap&Glory's Scrub your nose in it

The product comes in a pink tube with a cap

The product doubles up as a mask!

It doesn't come up so true to colour but it is a bright blue
It certainly does refine large pores and prevent blemishes
Well hello there! First off I must just congratulate you on wanting to find out more about this wonder product so give yourself a pat on the back or just feel smug if you prefer! I bought this product about 3 weeks ago and have been trying to use it everyday. I find that it tends to become an easy step to miss in my skincare routine but definitely a crucial one. I suffer with blocked pores on my nose and when I saw this on the shelf I just had to snap it up and take it home with me. It comes in a 275ml tube and costs £7.50 which I think is an absolute bargain. I tend to use it in the morning instead of a cleanser as I remove my makeup the night before so there is no trace of it on my face (ooh that rhymed!) I simply splash a little warm water on my face and use literally a pea size to cover my whole face! I concentrate on my nose and either side of it and then spread it round my face in circular motions to exfoliate as well-did I mention that it is also an exfoliator?-a slightly alarming feature is that it is bright blue and smells rather strongly of mint BUT it does leave your skin super soft and super clear. A slight problem I have with this however is the fact that I have to use a very thick moisturiser afterwards to try to replace the moisture it removes but that could just of been because I was using it with a cleanser that claimed to remove excess oils, but not having a problem with excess oils it dried my skin out. Needless to say I no longer use that cleanser with this product and I am now using Soap&Glory's peaches and clean which I will be doing a review on at a later date. Overall I am really happy that I bought this product and I will definitely repurchase another when this one eventually runs out.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Review of the TONI&GUY shampoo for advanced detox

The product in full

I am so happy I found something that works!

So after struggling for a couple of weeks with hair that would become greasy as soon as I had washed it I decided to scour the internet in the hope of finding a reason why. That is when I stumbled upon an article which explained why this was happening,

it appears that the silicone in shampoos builds up in your hair which causes it to become even greasier than normal. I read on for a while and decided there and then that I would not rest until I found myself a detox shampoo and after doing some research I made the decision to buy the TONI&GUY shampoo for advanced detox and boy is it good! I have only had to use this a couple of times as luckily it is only for occasional use as otherwise I would be using it everyday just because I love the feel it gives my hair. It makes it super light and it feels squeaky clean a massive difference from the usual limp, lifeless and heavy hair that usually follows after washing it. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who enjoys having clean hair and has experienced these kind of problems you won't regret it. It is also a steal from Boots for only £5.99 for 250ml especially as you don't have to use it too often! I will definitely repurchase this when it runs out as I am in love with this product.