Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Chanel Le Lift | Review & Photos

Huda Kattan AKA HudaBeauty turned me onto this guy. She raved about it saying it dramatically changed the appearance of her skin, specifically her pores etc. So as you can imagine I'm off trotting to the store to buy it - well that's not really how it happened. In my opinion I think you can safely buy expensive skincare and cosmetics if unopened and sealed on platforms such as eBay. Look at the seller and if reputable I don't think there's much harm. I do enquire as to expiration dates and so forth for added benefit.  I think too, that's why I'm able to be more positive with the review because I only ended up paying around £45 for it. 

I've now used this cream on and off for about a year. I bought the 'Riche' version out of the three as my skin is extremely dry and needs a lot of moisture. I must say it is intensely moisturising, has a pleasant smell and is currently in my rotation for night creams. Unfortunately I have to leave the anti-aging concept out of my review as I am still in my early twenties, although I have seen a slight reduction in the size of my pores around my nose/cheek area. 

I like that it is a well concocted skincare product and feels like a cream should, plus it is not too heavily fragranced. I shiver at the thought of using silicone laden products as primary skincare. However I have since found moisturising creams I prefer such as the Bobbi Brown Moisturising Balm & Aesop's Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream. If you'd like to hear about them please let me know. 

Nonetheless, come 30s and 40s I may well purchase Le Lift once more to see the anti ageing effects as it delivers on making my skin feel plump, supple and soft.

Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isotearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Butylne Glycol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Isododecane, Jojoba Esters, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phytostearyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Actrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Silk, Polyquaternium-51, Hydroxyethlcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Sodium Carbomer, Phytic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Hydrochloric Acid, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Citric Acid, CI 14700, CI 19140


Monday, 15 June 2015

Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse | Review & Photos

Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse: I'm not going to hold you in suspense. This thing is bloody fantastic. Okay I might be getting ahead of myself, there is a con but only one. You cannot use this to remove eye makeup. It will burn. Other than that it is the best cleanser I have ever used. Even Eve Lom leaves behind some trace of impurities. This does not but at the same time it leaves the skin soft and supple. Because you're only using this on your face, you really don't need much. 

Try not to be alarmed when you feel that you're working with glue, it's powerful stuff. Packed with orange oil and some lemony goodness, this cleanser has a thermal technology where it heats when agitated. The magic behind this cleanser is that it's as much the experience as it is functional. I know we're the generation that is always in a hurry but please try and take a few minuted to massage your skin, pushing upwards and outwards. You'll thank me later. 

I like to further massage my skin with my Foreo, and simply wet the Foreo to emulsify the cleanser and remove it. Sometimes I throw in some buffing granules if I feel like I need the extra exfoliation. Or I'll use a hot cloth, either way works nicely. Extra Balm Rinse comes in a giant 200ml glass tub or a 50ml travel tube. 

So if you're willing to eye makeup off separately I say give it a shot. It won't disappoint regardless of your skin type.

Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Limonene, Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, PEG-10 Sunflower Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Polydecene, Beta Carotene, Potassium Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Anise Alcohol, Citronellol, Aminomethyl Propanediol

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Caudalie Grape Water | Review & Photos

Mists. Fixing Sprays. Primer Water. All products of the moment. All do pretty much the same thing.
I understand that fixing sprays try to prolong your makeup but I have found that it doesn't prolong it much longer to the extent I need a specialised product. What really sets your foundation and concealer is powder. But the problem with powder is that it looks powdery. Wow that was obvious. So to rid the powdery look we need a fine mist of some sort of water. I've tried brilliant ones including Scandinavia and Rodial's Dragon Blood Hylaronic Toner but lets face it - sometimes you need a cheaper alternative that does the job just as well. So coming in at £10 for 200ml I say Caudalie Grape Water is perfect. The mist is very fine and moisturising, good to use after cleansing and as the final step of makeup. I will definitely be repurchasing. 

Do you have a favourite mist?

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