Friday 29 May 2015

Oxygenetix: Oxygenating Foundation

When it comes to foundation I want a long-lasting, full coverage product that won't look cakey and won't give me break outs. Unfortunately, I've spent years trying countless different options and have never got the desired finish... until now, that is. I know that a lot of women struggle to find their perfect match when it comes to foundation, so I wanted to take the time to introduce you to 'Oxygenetix' - a foundation originally used to help help and conceal skin after cosmetic surgeries and treatments, but is now used worldwide by make-up artists, particularly on film sets when they need a long-lasting cover. When I first heard of it, I thought it sounded too good to be true, but amazingly it surpassed by expectations massively. 

Read on to hear about my experience...

Saturday 23 May 2015

Nadeballa: Day Reviving Cream

I love companies that have a bit of history - not only does it make them more interesting, but it also shows their expertise is good enough to last them through the years. Nadeballa is a company that has spanned four generations. It began with the Nadeballa great-grandmother, Dinas, who created the recipe for the original cream around 83 years ago, but it wasn't until a few years ago that the family started to sell the creams as a company. They're now shipping worldwide and the range now includes the 'Daily Reviving Cream', the 'Night Replenishing Cream' and the 'Rich Night Replenishing Cream'.

It's an inspiring story, but one of the most impressive aspects of the Nadeballa creams is how they're made and what they're made from. Read on to hear all about it and my experience...

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Braun Face: Cleansing Brush + Mini Epilator

Sometimes, no matter how good your cleanser or face wash is, you're left feeling like you've hardly scratched the surface with your skin care routine. Often, I'll spend ages massaging cleanser into my skin hoping it'll penetrate those pores, but afterwards I'm still left with those scary black-heads and flakey, dry skin. Luckily, I've found something that has completely revolutionised my skin care routine and has finally given me the results that I've been looking for: Braun Face - the world's first cleansing brush & mini-epilator. Read on to hear all about my experience...

Friday 15 May 2015

'nutrabiotics': Beautiful Hair, Skin & Nails Supplements

I'm a big fan of health supplements, especially when they cross-over into the beauty-sector! If you're like me, then you'll love the 'nutrabiotics' beautiful hair, skin & nails supplements. Not only do they give visible results, but they're also going to be doing you the world of good inside. Read on to hear my thoughts...

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Earthnicity Minerals: Foundation and Velvet HD Finishing Powder

'Eathnicity Minerals' is a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly company that produces all-natural mineral make-up... and when I say 'all-natural', I really mean it! Their make-up is made up of 100% pure minerals, without any of the chemicals or artificial ingredients that you'll often find in drugstore products. As someone who is very breakout-prone, I can really appreciate the importance of avoiding these "nasty" ingredients - it's so counter-intuitive when you put on make-up to cover up blemishes, when you know the make-up itself will just give you more! Luckily, you don't have to worry about this with the 'Earthnicity' products, so I've been trying out their mineral foundation and their velvet HD finishing powder - read on to hear more...

Sunday 10 May 2015

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty: Nail Lacquer in 'Lady Joan'

When I heard that Joan Collins was launching a new beauty range, 'Timeless Beauty', I couldn't wait to see what it had in store for us. The range includes skin care, fragrance and cosmetics and all comes in the most beautiful packaging inspired by Hollywood glitz and art deco.

Joan Collins is a queen of glamour so I just had to try out a couple of her products. The first, which I'll talk about in this blog post, is one of nail lacquers. Read on to hear all about it and see some swatches...

Thursday 7 May 2015

5 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil with JĀSÖN

When it comes to beauty it's rare to find a multi-purpose product. Take moisturisers for example; we buy seperate creams for our eyes, face, body, hands, feet etc. Most beauty products have one use and one use alone... but I've found an alternative multi-tasker which will contribute in so many ways to your beauty routine and it's completely natural. Let me introduce you to coconut oil...

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Ilcsi Organic Skincare: Moisturiser and Masks

I love finding brands that make natural skincare, but Ilcsi takes 'natural' to a whole new level! Their skincare range is made from high quality organic ingredients including fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, most of which are grown on their own organic plantation. They rely on the abilities of the fresh ingredients themselves to nourish the skin and, for that reason, you won't find any parabens, paraffin oils, vaseline or colourings in their products - basically, there's no nasties! Their huge respect for nature also shows through the fact that they are completely cruelty free and do not use any animal-based materials. Their products truly are one-of-a-kind and I've been blown away by how luxurious and effective they are - read on to hear a bit more about Ilcsi and the three products I've been trying...

Monday 4 May 2015

Organii: Aloe Vera & Bamboo Shower Gel

This year I really want to explore organic and natural skincare, so I was really excited to find a company called "Organii" who pride themselves on making just that. Researching the brand just led me to become impressed further as I discovered how ethical they are - in both manufacturing and in terms of being suitable for vegans. Their skincare range includes soaps, sun screens and shower gels, but they also make plasters and mouthwasges and will be introducing some more great "everyday" products soon. I've recently been trying one of their shower gels with great results. Read on to hear more...