Thursday, 28 January 2016 18:50

Is Egyptian Magic Really A Miracle Cream?

There are many things that shock me in life but not hearing about Egyptian Magic cream until this year has to be the most shocking as it has been available since 1991.

Published in Beauty
Monday, 04 January 2016 09:49

2015 Beauty Highlights

I would like to start the new year by sharing one of my most enjoyable highlights from last year.....Enjoy and don't forget to pop back next week to read all about my favourite beauty products entering 2016 with me.

In July 2015 I had the pleasure to travel to Florence Italy, to provide makeup and hair for an editorial shoot.

The concept of the shoot was to experience the unknown streets of Florence and experience it from the eyes of a local girl going about her day to day life and day dreaming about her dreams. This local girl, played by Charli, is able to keep her dreams alive of being a royal princess as well as showing her everyday life as she cycles down the street, takes a ride in her chariot or visits in a local park.

The era was not to be present day but a mixture of 50s, 40s and 20s. This was achieved by mixing up wardrobe, hair and make-up looks from the different eras to create our final look.

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

 

Products used:

Bioderma - Sensible Cleansing Water

Clarins - Daily Energizer cream, Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

Dr Paw Paw - Original Balm

MehronUk - Celebré Pro HD Foundation and brow powder

Sleek Make-up contour, blusher and highlighter palette in light

Dior - Reviver Palette

Mac - Pigment

Clinique - High length mascara

 

The Team:

Model: Charli Meredith

Wardrobe: Charli Meredith and Albert Martincich

Hair and Make-up: Victoria Davies

 

This Editorial was alos published in Dark Beauty Magazine and Dreamingless Magazine.

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I love reviewing beauty product and when I was sent the Rossi Rice Bran & Borage Seed cleansing oil I couldn’t wait to try it out.

I have been using the cleansing oil now for one week as I think a week give your face time to get used to a new product. I like to keep my cleansing to a minimum so normally use two methods when washing my face 1. Wipes 2. Face wash and i usually find that neither removes fully every trace of makeup or daily grime. I don’t normally use a daily cleanser but getting used to adding this into my regime was a breeze especially when I saw how much more it cleaned my face and removed the last traces of makeup.

The oil comes in a lovely packaging and once opened it’s presented in a glass bottle with a pump. The consistency is a lovely and thick oil so you don’t need to use too much and it does not drip everywhere. My method was to massage the oil into my slightly damp face then remove with a damp cotton wool pad which left the face feeling great, totally clean, moisturised and hydrated all at the same time.

What gave the Rossi Rice Bran & Borage Seed cleansing oil extra bonus point for me was that it used 100% natural ingredients. It did have a slight unusual smell which I guess was from the bran but it still did not put me off.

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Rossi Rice Bran & Borage Seed cleansing oil is a 100% natural cleanser that also includes avocado seed botanicals. More about the ingredients below:

Rice Bran Oil

  • Light and easily absorbed
  • Improves skin's elasticity, complexion and tone
  • Includes squalene, gamma-oryzanol, beta-carotene, lycopene, co-enzyme Q10, polyphenol oxidase, calcium, potassium and magnesium

Borage Seed Oil

  • Rich source of Gamma Linoleic Acid which aids in the maintenance of healthy skin
  • Maintains suppleness and moisture content of skin
  • Beneficial for treatment of dry skin conditions, inflammation and dermatiti

100% natural ingredients and no fragrance. No parabens, sulphates, petro-chemicals, PEGs, phthalates or plastic fillers.

I think the Rossi Rice Bran & Borage Seed cleansing oil is a great product and worth every penny but if you don’t want to take my word for it why not buy a bottle and try it out for yourself. The hydrating cleansing oil (100ml) retails at 14.95 which isn’t too pricy as it will last a long time if used wisely. You can get it from www.rossiuvema.com

Enjoy and happy cleansing with Rossi Uvema!

Reviewd by Deborah St. Louis (Fashions Finest Director)

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 15:57

Flawless Morning Skin

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This is the season to party, and all those late night partying leaves your skin looking tired. And the last thing you want, waking up after a great night is tired looking skin. So why not let your products take the night shift. Why not give these products a try this party season?

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A good night cream recovers and moisturizers. The new Miracle sleeping cream from Garnier does just that, with its self-smoothing texture it envelops the skin and visibly helps to reduce the signs of fatigue while you sleep.

For best results, especially during this crazy party season, use it every night for skin that looks refreshed and less tired.

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Overnight mask is one of the best ways to wake up with beautifully refreshed skin. Garnier’s Miracle Wake Up Cream serves as an overnight mask. It re-awakens your skin revealing radiant, soft and youthful looking skin morning after morning.

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“Remove all make-up & cleanse skin to wake up with well-hydrated skin”

As far as Serums goes the number one serum, for me will always be Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. After the first night of using it you will wake up to more beautiful looking skin.

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Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:13

Remescar

Remescar is said to not only treat stretch marks but to also prevent them.

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 21:38

The Bare Minerals Experience

What an enjoyable few hours spent this evening at the Bare Mineral counter at House of Fraser Nottingham.

I braced the wintery weather and was warmly welcomed by the two hosts with a glass of bubbly and strawberries dipped in chocolate and a raffle ticket.

Guests were given an overview of some of the best Bare Mineral products and offers in the range which would make great gifts for Christmas for family and friends.

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We were also able to see a demo of the products being applied to two of regular people, one young and one more mature. The looks were nice and natural and showing how just adding a little more colour, eyeliner and heavier mascara can transform the face from a day look to evening look using one simple pallet.

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After the demo we were given the opportunity to test and purchase any product we wanted and with every purchase we received a raffle ticket to win one of the lovely gifts on offer. I purchased the mineral powder and stoke of light eyebrightner for darker skin tones which was nice and light but had good coverage. Just how I like it!

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 Tha raffel was finally drawn and i won two prizes one of which was possibly the best on the table. The prizes were - travel makeup brushes, a gold bag with mineral powder, lip gloss, eye shadow, eye shadow brush, eyeliner and a makeup brush.

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Before the evening ended we were all presented with a Bare mineral goody bag which contained even more fabulous gifts to sample from other brands within House of Fraser such a perfumes, eyeliner, body wash mineral foundation to name a few.

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To say this was a worthwhile and enjoyable experience is putting it lightly and I have lots of lovely products and gifts to try out over the next few months.

If you have never used Bare Mineral products I suggest you give them a try.

A big thank you goes out to the ladies who hosted the event and I look forward to attending another event again soon and telling everyone all about it.

More information about their products here: Bare Minerals

Written by Fashions Finest Director Deborah St. Louis 

Published in Blog
Friday, 06 November 2015 11:56

Moroccan Oil

Transform your stressed hair from the wind, wet and cold with Moroccan oil products.

Published in Beauty
Monday, 26 October 2015 21:28

Relax With Molton Brown Gingerlily

When I want to imagine that I am back on vacation at The Moon Place hotel in Cancun, I turn to Molton Brown Gingerlily products (or any Molton Brown products).

Published in Beauty
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:56

Shea Moisture has come to the UK!

If you haven't heard of the brand Shea Moisture then I don't know what to tell you.

Published in Beauty
Friday, 16 October 2015 11:35

Clarins – Festive Eye Palette

Clarins popular eyeshadow palette is back in demand for a limited time only.

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