Beauty · Reviews

Maybelline Master Contour stick.

Hey M’lovelies,

I have never been one for contour and if I was to do it then I would use powder as it has never done me wrong.
However, I was recently in my local Wilko and I spotted that Maybelline had a sale on, which I thought was the perfect time for me to pick up a new item to review for you guys. I settled on their cream contour stick because I had never tried one before and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about

I picked up the shade ’01 light’ which came in the shape of a bullet with the contour on one side and a highlight on the other. Having the two sides is very handy because it keeps your contour looking sharp and clean, but the stick does get very messy as the two products spread across eachother.

The contour shade is the perfect light, ashy, brown tone which perfectly complements my skin. I initially expected it too look quite orange on me but when I blend it out, it looks like very natural shading. The highlight is not a highlight on me (shocker!) but it matches my skin well and still keeps the contour looking sharp but doesn’t brighten

It does take a little bit of work to blend it out with a sponge and is certainly easier to blend with a brush (still takes it time). I found that the contour can end up looking quite patchy if you don’t work fast with the blending but if you do … It’s perfect.

I do like how it looks on the skin but for me it is more effort than it is worth.

I hope you guys have enjoy this post and I shall post again tomorrow xx

Beauty · Reviews

The Ordinary review.

Hey M’lovelies,

For months now I have been hearing my fellow people in the dry skin community rave about how good The Ordinary is and when they come out with their foundation most of the beauty community was all over it.

Since moving to London my skin has been worse than even and started to feel like the Sahara (okay … slight exaggeration) which is why I decided to take the plunge and jump onto Beauty Bay.

I bought 2 items, their ‘High-Spreadability Fluid Primer’ and their ‘100% Plant-derived Hemi-Squalane’.

High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

The box says that it is a ‘Spreadability-Enhancing Lightweight Surface Smoother and primer’ and it claims that the product is going to help with makeup adherence, visible surface texture and hydration.

You get 30ml of product which is standard and it comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pipet for the application. I like the pipet because you do get a lot of control over the amount of product you disperse and there is no waste after because you can always place it back in the bottle.

I’m going to come straight out with this and say that I adored it. It made my skin feel incredibly hydrated and my make up blended like a dream on top of it without clinging to any of my dry patches. It was incredibly lightweight and I didn’t feel sticky after applying it but I did feel like it slightly enhanced the appearance of the pores on my nose initially. That went away when I started to pat the product into my skin rather than rubbing.

My skin stayed looking hydrated and non-cakey all day which is something that never happens as my dryness usually shows by the end of the day.

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100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane

Again, you get 30ml of product and it comes with a pipet which I still love but be careful how hard you squeeze or a lot comes out. Be gentle and you will have so much control.

so, on Beauty Bay, it says “A hydrating face and hair oil.  Say hello to supple skin. As a non-comedogenic, natural emollient, 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalene is ideal for soothing a dry or lacklustre complexion. This ultra-nourishing and lightweight oil absorb quickly into the skin, delivering an intense moisture boost and increasing elasticity for a smooth, plump finish. Due to its spreadability and dry-after feel, the formula is also perfect for achieving sleek, frizz-free tresses.”

I applied this before bed and the first thing I noticed was that it sunk into my skin instantly without leaving behind the greasy feeling that you’d expect an oil too. I honestly felt like I had added water into my skin and given my face a massive drink. when I woke up in the morning my skin felt plump, hydrated and incredibly smoother as it had taken away all my bumps had all over my jaw.

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Both of these products are Vegan and cruelty-free which is fantastic and on top of that, they are fragrance-free which I couldn’t be happier as fragrance irritates the hell out of my skin

To conclude, I adore both of these products and have no doubts that I will be continuing to purchase from this brand.

Beauty · Reviews

Review: The Body shop British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter.

Hey m’lovelies,

As Christmas has just gone and I was very fortunate to be given some amazing presents, I thought I would share my thoughts on one of them with you today because I was absolutely blown away with it.

Obviously, you’ve all seen the title and know that today we will be looking at The Body Shop but specifically their ‘British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter’. It claims to leave your skin ‘feeling petal-soft’ and give it an instant dewy glow which it certainly does. You get 50ml of product for £6 or 200ml of product for £15 and while that may seem a little bit pricey, I personally think it is so worth it as a little bit goes a very long way, and the smaller tub could last months.

The scent is absolutely gorgeous and if you are okay using fragranced skincare then I think you would love this. I personally have very sensitive skin and fragrance seems to really irritate it which is why I never like fragranced products, but this did not irritate my skin in the slightest. I do however think that while the scent is nice, it should be toned down a bit because it can be slightly overpowering on time.

I use this all over my body but place more on my dry areas which have almost completely disappeared since I began to use this and I actually noticed an improvement from the very first use. What impressed me most was that it cleared up a horrendous rash caused by dry skin on the sole of my foot (weird … I know) and I actually did a little experiment to make sure it was this product clearing it up. I used this on my foot for one week, twice a day, and it was almost completely gone but then I stopped using it for a week for it to come straight back. It cleared right back up as soon as I resumed use.

It has a slight sheen to it but it does not leave your skin feeling sticky as it melts straight in, which means you don’t have to wait to put your clothes on and I was so thankful for that. I even used this on my face and it gave it a beautiful glow without looking glittery or greasy which has never happened to me before because I always feel sticky after using moisturiser (even though I have dry skin).

To sum it up, I absolutely loved this product and really think it could work for all skin types which is why I think everybody needs to try it.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this post. Share your thoughts with me in the comments below and let know if you have any recommendations or anything you’d like me to review.

Thank you for reading and have a great weekend.

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