Friday, 24 May 2013

Origins - Spot Remover - Blemish treatment pads

Just recently I've been having an awful time with my skin, I have had a lot of excess oil and as a result of this some bad break outs. I have a heart a lot about the Origins Spot Remover gel treatment and when I saw they sold spot treatment in the form of a pad I thought I'd give them a try. 
When I think of spot treatments I always think of them containing harsh ingredients to kill of the bacteria causing the spots, I often think of them smelling of alcohol. However these pads proved me wrong, they actually remind me of the dentist with a mild, clean smell. The scent is not over powering and I really do enjoy the smell which makes the review of this product even more positive. 

In the tub you get 50 pads I have been using them twice a day for 2 weeks after doing my usual cleansing routine. They have been effective and reduced the size and inflammation of my blemishes, but I do not think they are as effective as other blemish fighting formula's on the market for a fraction of the price. 
But over all they have been easy and enjoyable to use and I will definitely be giving some of the other Origins products a go! These pads are available from Origins online and counters nation wide for £22.00
What are your opinions on the Origins range? Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

ESCADA - Cherries in the air EDT: Review

I bought this fragrance as I knew it was limited edition and I am a sucker for anything cherry scented! I absolutely love the smell and at Christmas I purchased the Yankee Candle - Cherries on snow. When I smelt this Escada fragrance in store it smelt exactly like this candle and that was it, it was SOLD!
I paid £35 for a 50ml bottle. This is a reasonable price for the quality of the fragrance my only fault with it is that the fragrance doesn't last on my skin for very long (but I have this problem with almost all Eau de toilette fragrances)

But I am still in love with this fragrance and if I want it to be more noticeable I will pop it in my bag and spray some on during the day to give it an extra boost. It is lovely, sweet and summery! The packaging is also very pretty and girly!
If you see this around the shops definitely think about getting it as it will only be there for a limited time only.
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Monday, 20 May 2013

Clinique CC Cream SPF 30: Review

I was lucky enough to try Clinique's CC Cream before the launch date, I have tried and tested lots of different BB Creams mainly drug store ones and always thought they were a good summer alternative to foundation. Giving you the colour, protection and moisture without a heavy coverage is perfect for the summer time and knowing that you are getting a high sun factor is also important as we all know that the sun is extremely damaging to our skin.

I have been completely loving this product! The consistency is like nothing else I have tried, I have tried tinted moisturisers and lots of different BB creams but this is like perfection in comparison to everything else I have tried. You only need a very small amount to get even coverage on the face and it gives the face an illuminated, dewy look but is not at all oily. The beauty of this CC cream is that it is from the moisture surge range meaning that is suitable for all skin types from the driest of skins right through to oil skins, however if you are very, very oily it would be good to set it will a loose powder.
Hope this has been an interesting post! 
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Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Skin Regime - Dana Ramos

I was contacted by a wonderfully enthusiastic lady who cares a lot about skin and how we can produce the best skin we possibly can. Her name is Dana Ramos from New York she posted me her book which is available on amazon for £5.72 with free delivery. The book is really informative and explains how Dana herself has used different products on the market and how she has found that buying products from the cheaper end of the market are absolutely fine to use along with Glycolic peels to reveal the best, healthiest looking skin! I would definitely recommend reading this book as it really does change your opinion on some of the 'novelty products' on the market.  It also gives you information about make up and how to use the Glycolic peels at home, safely and effectively.
The book is available from this link on amazon:

 In the parcel from New York she also sent me a sample of a 30% Glycolic Peel which I have tried out for a few minutes on my skin, It made my skin tingle a little but there was no irritation what so ever. I washed the peel away and used my usual moisturiser. My skin was left looking so radiant and smooth I felt instantly revived and it was much more effective than using endless amounts of expensive face masks and other treatment. People are often scared of face peels but I have a young skin that is oily and spot prone and I could not believe how brilliantly this worked on my face, it was quite literally glowing! and I'm sure with regular use you could achieve a really healthy looking skin naturally, just like the photograph of Dana Ramos above.
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