Tuesday, 15 March 2016 10:05

Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash

A treatment wash that transforms from a powder into a fizzy lather when added with water.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016 13:43

My new Perfect Cleanse

It's official I have found my perfect cleanser.. Oh wait, it's meant to be for my professional kit to use on my clients before makeup application.. Hmmm I'll get another.

Last night I tested the Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly by Nude Skincare for the very first time, and I'm so glad I did. I really tested this product to the max, having a full face of makeup on with gel eyeliner and waterproof mascara this product needed to be pretty special to remove all that...

I squeezed the tiniest amount out of the light mauve tube onto my fingertips, a gel type jelly and spread onto my fingertips on my right hand.. I could see this tiniest amount of product suddenly expanding into what I can describe as a silky gel serum oil. I started to massage this jelly formula into my skin then BAM.. I added water to my face as you do and this jelly/serum/oil texture turned into a soft creamy milk..this tiniest amount of product covered my whole face and eyes and I felt the heavy makeup underneath melting away. I must of spent a good 3 minutes massaging my face because the product just felt so damn good on my skin!

I rinsed away with warm water and NOT to my shock all my heavy makeup had been removed. My skin was clear and felt so smooth, it didn't feel tight just soft and fresh. I quickly added some moisturiser and headed straight onto the Internet to do some research on this product.

What I found out was just as amazing...

My Perfect cleanse is rooted in so much nutrition for the skin. Containing sunflower oil, which is rich in omegas 6 & 9 it nourishes and protects the skin while gently removing dirt & impurities while the Great Burdock root Extract moisturisers the dry areas and purifies the oily areas. There's even Annato seed extract added in to strengthen and shield the skin from daily stressors.

There's so much more in this product that is fabulous for our skin as well as not containing any harmful substances.

We need good nutrients for our body why not have it for our skin also!!

 New Perfect Cleanse result

Love this product.

Available from Spacenk.com  or SpaceNk stores for £32 for a 100ml bottle

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:05

Mink & Co Lashes

Mink & Co lashes are a luxury brand of lashes made with cruelty free 100% Serbian Fur.

Published in Beauty
Monday, 07 March 2016 12:20

Treaclemoon Bath & Shower Gel

This week I have been trying Treaclemoon's, Gentle Powder Love bath and shower gel.

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Monday, 07 March 2016 12:10

iWhite2 Instant Teeth Whitening Kit

After many years of abusing my pearly whites by drinking tea, coffee and red wine and not to mention eating curries my teeth have not surprisingly become a little stained. Apart from using home remedies I have not used other teeth whitening products, this was my first.

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Saturday, 05 March 2016 21:31

Lord & Berry Mascara

Lord & Berry has been selling make-up since 1992 and I am only just trying it, they do say ‘better late than never’.

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Saturday, 13 February 2016 12:39

Repcillin Crocodile Oil Balm

Repcillin Crocodile Oil Balm is said to help people who suffer with eczema, acne, razor burn, bumps, bed sores, nappy rash, itchy scalp, psoriasis, sunburn, blisters and insect bites.

Published in Beauty
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:36

Lavender is Back!

Once upon a time not so long ago lavender was associated with ladies that had a few more years on their clock.

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Sunday, 31 January 2016 13:07

The Magic of Dr. PAW PAW

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DR. PAW PAW is a product that I cannot live without in my pro kit and also my handbag. My skin becomes dry, dehydrated and tired with cracked lips very easily due to the lack of sleep and long working days. Luckily for me my long working days see me playing with makeup and beauty products and whilst doing so I found this amazing product.

Having first used it in Marbella borrowed from a fellow makeup artist working alongside me, I used the original balm on the eyelids to create a glossy eye. The normal go to glosses and balms couldn’t cope with the heat and just melted away. Dr Paw Paw saved my makeup look that day.

When arriving back in the UK I soon purchased the original balm and now I use it not only on myself everyday but also on all my models and clients.

I was soon quick to discover that this magic balm was in fact like magic. The ingredients are natural with the main one being Pawpaw, followed by Olive oil and Aloe Vera Oil, blended together they create a miracle soothing and healing balm.

I use the balm on my lips daily and re apply as needed throughout the day. The balm leaves them soft and well moisturised without any stickiness or cracking from the product. Once a week I also coat my face with a film of the original balm in the evening. I let the balm soak into my skin just as you would a moisturiser. The benefits show the following morning when I wake up with soft glowing skin.

As well as using the balm on myself, all my wonderful clients also benefit. Before any makeup application I prep the skin and lips. I always use Dr Paw Paw to prep the lips. This ensures the perfect soft lips required before I go on to apply lip colour. I also use the original balm to set eyebrows. Apply a small dot of product onto a clean mascara wand or eyebrow comb and simply stroke the product through the brows for perfect in place brows all day.

A new technique that I tried last week and absolutely loved was using the pink peach tinted balm as a blusher. I’m a big fan of cream based products over powder and was rather excited to see the fantastic results of the balm. So not only did my client have a pop of beautiful colour on her cheeks but I also knew that her skin was benefiting from the added moisture that Dr Paw Paw balms give.

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Photographer & retoucher: Deborah Selwood
Model: Eve
Makeup Artist: Victoria Davies

There’s so many ways to use this fantastic multi use balm, here’s just a few;

• Lip Balm
• Hair Smoother
• Moisturiser
• To soothe skin irritation
• Make-up finisher/primer
• Nappy Cream
• Blusher
• Lip tint
• Eyeshadow tint
• Glossy eye look

Available in a handy 25ml tube for 6.95 in 3 varieties you can’t go wrong in this small investment.

Check them out today www.drpawpaw.com 

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Thursday, 28 January 2016 19:08

Fresh new beauty products

Beauty products

With January almost done and 2016 in full swing, it is time re-fresh your beauty kit and stock up on some new products.

Here are some that is on my shopping list.

Feed your hair with the new hair mask from Macadamia Professional. The Weightless Moisture Masque is designed for baby fine hair, the macadamia and argan oil blend repairs, replenishes and reconditions hair without weighing it down. Intense moisture is infused into the hair, leaving it smooth, silky and protected against future damage.

The product is also free from parabens, sulphates and gluten. RRP £29.70.

www.macadamiahair.co.uk

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Natural Skincare lovers, Origins is launching Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer. Maskimizer saturates skin with hydration and skin-softening ingredients that prepares the skin for the treatment of the mask.

The mask features Origins Marine Algae Complex, which optimizes the skin’s condition to enhance the mask experience. It primes the skin to perform at its peak and makes the skin more receptive to the mask’s active ingredients.

Maskimizer features osmotic technology that helps maintain the moisture and fluid balance in the skin. Creating hydration ‘cells’ to boost skin’s ability to bind moisture. Softening the outer layer of the skin.


Available exclusively at origins.co.uk from February 12 and nationwide from March 2016 at select department stores. RRP £18.50. www.origins.co.uk

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Love thy lips- Beauty brand Clinique is launching its new Pop Artistry Collection. The range that is inspired by candy and available in six shades includes Pop Lacquers, Glazes, Oils and Eye Shadows.

The Pop Glaze sheer lip colour and primer (£16) is formulated with shea and murumuru butters that provides superior moisture maintenance for the lips and a combination of emollient oils to provide shine.

The Clinique Pop Lacquer lip colour and primer (£16) moisturizes, and smooth lips, while delivering intense colour with a modern lacquered finish that wears for up to six hours available in 10 shades.

The Clinique Lid Pop (£15) has a silky, long-wearing formula and is developed with patented, “slurry technology”. The formula begins as a smooth liquid which transforms through a slow baking process into a lightweight powder. Richly pigmented, and is comes in eight different shades.

The collection will be available exclusively at Harrods and Clinique counters from 01 February 2016 and online from March 18 2016.

www.clinique.co.uk

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For Sleek MakeUP lovers- the brand is launching their Lip VIP collection. The creamy, long-lasting formula glides on smoothly, leaves an even, semi-matte finish and is available in six velvety shades:

Reserved, a candy pink
Flaunt It, a punchy orange
Backstage, a coral pink
Guest List, a warm coral
Private Booth, a classic nude
Night Spot, a chic red

The collection contains vitamin E, shea butter and coconut oil.

Available From sleekmakeup.com, Boots & Superdrug. RRP £5.49.

www.sleekmakeup.com

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Bronze and glow with Benefit– the brand is launching three new additions to the Hoola range.

The new products are the;

Hoola Zero Tanlines (£19.50), an allover body bronzer which stays on for 12 hours and is suitable for all skin tones

Dew The Hoola (£22.50), a soft-matte liquid bronzer for the face, which provides a shimmer-less natural look and the;

Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush (£17.50) a domed powder brush.

Available from March 26 www.benefitcosmetics.com

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