Monday, 19 November 2012

Clarins Cleansing Routine



Back at the beginning of this blog I done a post of my Cleansing routine.
But since working for Clarins that has completely changed, my whole routine is pretty much all Clarins.
 
My current Cleansing routine is the Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs for Normal/Dry Skin and the Toning Lotion with Chamomile for Normal/Dry Skin.
 
Below is a photo of the Salon Sizes which I am lucky enough to have as they will last me forever.

 
If you were to purchase from the counter then you would get a bottle that looks like this.
 
 
 
 
 The good thing about this toning lotion compared to others is that it is alcohol free.
Before Clarins I was sucked into using the Clinique toner, which if your into your cosmetics you will know it is basically like a paint stripper for your skin, and if it stings your face then stop using it as it shouldnt be doing that.
 
Clarins toner is perfect for the skin as it contains all natural ingrediants and will help cleanse the rest of your face.
 
A lot of people tend not to use a toner but this is why you should.
 
Your cleanser will remove 60% of makeup or any pollution picked up on your face through out the day and then your toner will remove the 40% and it will also close the pores that your cleanser opened which is highly important.
You will also notice remaining makeup that did not come off from the cleanser!


Sparkly Poppy Day

Diamond Poppy!!!
 
Just wanted to show you all my amazing poppy which I wore for Remembrance day this year
 Bedazzled poppy at its best!! Always wanted one of these!!!

Lancome Christmas Love

 
 
So Christmas is coming up fast and like any normal cosmetic junkie there is a load of new products I want.
The beauty box this year is a good purchase and I seem to want it all because its sparkly!!
 
Now I was talking about a Lancome Doll Eyes mascara in a past post and how I wanted to try the new Betty Boop one, which is Hypnose Star Mascara.
 
They have the mascara in a gift set for £21.00 which is the same price as the mascara on its own, so you get to try an eye pencil and eye make up remover for free. Its a no brainer really.
 
This is defiantly going onto my Christmas list.
 
The next Christmas gift idea is the Christmas Beauty Box. Every year its always a battle of who has the best Christmas blockbuster, and I think Lancome has defiantly taken that title this year.
 
Its defiantly more modern than the Estee Lauder one this year.
It comes in the nicest sparkly beauty box along with -
 
  • A full size Bi-Facil eye make up remove
  • Full size Blusher
  • Full size limited edition eye palette
  • Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
  • Visionnaire
  • Mini Crayon Kohl
  • Hydra Zen Cream SPF 15
  • Mini Hypnose Drama
  • Mini Hypnose Classic
  • Mini Absolu Rouge 06 and 132
  • Galateis Douceur
  • Tonique Douceur
Perfect for any age, and it has everything you would need for day and evening looks, along with a good range of their skin care products.
 
On counter you can get the whole set for £45 when you buy another product which I think has to be over a certain amount, or you could purchase online for £75.
But be quick they sell out fast!!!!
 
Last and not least, is the newest Lancome Perfume which was launched this summer.
 
La Vie Est Belle
 
When this perfume first launched I fell completely in love with it, as it smells exactly like candy floss.
If you love sweet perfumes then you will adore this.
This is 100% on my Christmas list as I have decided I cannot live without this perfume in my life ha ha.
 


You can also pick this up in the choice of two sets for Christmas
 
 The 50ml set for £55.99 which comes with the body lotion, or the 30ml set which is £39.00, complete with a small body lotion and shower gel.
 



Sunday, 11 November 2012

Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation


Another new foundation that I picked up while in America.
I dont think this one is avaliable in the UK yet but it soon will be so heres a quick review for when you can get your hands on it!!
 
 
The one above is the foundation I brought, you can also get it in a Matte version as well.
It says it gives a 100% poreless look without clogging your pores, with oil control.
It comes with a spatula attached to the lid which I don't usually like the idea of but this foundation is so thick there is no way you would get it out the bottle without it.
It was about $4 which is insanely cheap for foundation and now I know why.
 
The coverage is full, but it does not last through out the day and makes skin look dull rather than glowing. You have to work rather quickly with it as it drys quickly and oxidises on the skin, no matter what colour you try.
 
Not something I will be repurchasing when it finally comes to the UK.
I am yet to find a Rimmel foundation that is any good.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Revlon Lip Butter Competition

 
So I came home the other day to a little parcel from Revlon.
I didn't even know that I had won the competition so it was a lovely surprise as usual when you get free make up :)
 
The competition was on the Revlon Facebook page where you had to answer a question about that weeks Britain's Next Top Model episode.
 
And I won the Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee.
I would never usually wear this colour on my lips, but I have completely fallen in love with this lipstick, it gives a nice nude look to the lips with a hint of shine.
 
Look perfect with a brown smokey eye and a winter warm tan, now I'm going to have to try out all the other colours!!
 
Thank Revlon for another great give away x
 
 

Monday, 5 November 2012

USA Faves


So I still haven't really updated about all the products I got while I was out in the USA.
I pretty much love it all, so here's a few of my favourites which I have been loving through October.
 
Now I know I'm pretty late with this one but the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
 
 



God knows why its taken me so long to purchase this beauty, eyes are always a statement when I do my makeup and the Naked Palette has every colour you will ever need to do a subtle smokey eye day or night.
If I get time I will do a blog on different looks you can do with the palette and what colours to use as well :)
 
If you haven't already, grab this from your nearest counter, pricey but sooo worth it, it also comes with a little bottle of Eye Shadow Primer Potion which I would highly recommend to keep any eyeshadow at bay.
Naked Palette 2 is next on my list.
 
 
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara.

 
 
Now I went out there with an intention of picking up a Lancome mascara as I tried out the new Betty Boop Mascara which launched in the UK in the summer, and I found it utterly amazing when I used it.
Doll Lashes was good but it didn't give the separation that the Betty Boop version did.
However it is still a really good mascara especially if you want volume, but I did find it went clumpy quite quickly.
 
Lancome Betty Boop is next on the list.
 
Revlon Powder Blush in Smoky Rose.

 
Picked this up while I was in Walmart, this was the second blusher of the trip, the other being the one from MAC.
Purely went for this as I have always heard good things about Revlon and it was very similar in colour to the Rimmel one that I use but I was finding it wasn't bright enough on the skin.
 
Absolutely love this blusher, you can get it in your local drug store and its not going to break the bank, it gives a lovely warm colour to the cheeks and lasts through out the day.
So if your looking for a reasonably priced blusher, hit up Revlon.
 
 
 

EOS : Evolution Of Smooth

 
 



Before I went to America I saw a lot of beauty bloggers on instagram taking photos of these little beautys and everyone raved about how good they are, and they certainly looked intriguing.
 
If your like me and you live in the UK then you would never of heard of these before and unfortunatly you wont be able to get them here.
 
So many celebs have been papped using these.
 
 
 

Im a sucker for cute packaging and EOS definatly gives you that, they come in a range of different colours and flavours which smell lush.
They are 100% natural and 95% organic. It also says they do not test on animals, and its gluten - free which I found very interesting haha!
 
If you are in the states or your visiting soon then you can pick these up from stores like Target or Walmart.
And occasionlly they will bring out limited edition sets, like the Alice in Wonderland set I picked up.
Cutest thing about this set is that the grips on the side are shaped like mickey mouse.
 
It contains Blueberry Potion, Watermelon Wonderland and Sweet Vanilla Nonsense.
 
 
I made sure I picked up enough to last me till my next visit :)