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Saturday, 11 June 2016

How To Gorgeous Glowing Skin With Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix

Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix Review

It's June, which in theory should mean summer, but it's England so I'm not getting too excited just yet! The temperature is starting to turn up a notch though which means it's almost time for my pasty pale legs to get some air. I'm really not a fan of fake tan (far too clumsy and lazy for that!), so I tend to either embrace my translucency or pull out some glow enhancing skincare.

Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix Review

Joining this year's rank of summery products is the Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix*. I know I talk about Nip+Fab a lot, but honestly, their products are amazing for the price. The Shimmer Leg Fix is a hydrating body moisturiser with a subtle shimmer added in to make those pasty pins look healthy and feel hydrated at the same time.

It goes without saying that Shimmer Fix is not just for legs as I've been going to town all over my limbs with this one! Like most Nip+Fab body products it is a light formula, which sinks in straight away and doesn't feel tacky, which is pretty important when it's a bit hot. No one wants to feel wet and sticky in the heat! It also has a dreamy aroma to it, thanks to rose and ginger, so it's really quite luxurious to massage into the skin.

Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix Review

Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix Review

The shimmer is fine and apparent, but without being too much or thick and glittery. It has a light golden tint to it, which oozes health, but not in a gradual tan kinda way. I find my skin stays hydrated and smooth all throughout the day after using Shimmer Leg Fix, and my skin just looks good, if you know what I mean. I'm all for keeping my face glowing and radiant but I've never considered how much healthier it would make my body look. It also makes the colour of my tattoos pop, which always makes me happy and leaves me longing for more!

I haven't really heard anyone talk about the Nip+Fab Shimmer Leg Fix before, which is such a shame. At £9.99 this is a staple in my summer skincare kit as a lot of similar products are at least twice the price. Who doesn't like a bargain eh??

Will you be trying this over the summer months?

Laura

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

New Beauty #2

New beauty products

I've been acquiring new beauty bits lately and therefore testing them out, so what better than a little round up on my thoughts so far? It's been a while since I tried out some totally new products, and as my skin is so dry and needy right now it's a good time to really put things to the test. I love trying out new things and also reading posts like these so I'm hoping you guys do too!

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara

I'm going to get the negative one out of the way first as it's not always sunshine and rainbows! I absolutely adore Charlotte Tilbury's makeup line. I've tried quite a lot of it so far and it's all really impressed me so I had high hopes for the new Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara. It has all the things I like in a mascara; a chunky brush, super black formula and it gives the most amazing separated and voluminous lashes. BUT, it's super messy and smudges everywhere. Insanely so.

The problem is that the formula never seems to actually dry so it transfers badly. Very disappointing for a £25 mascara. When I got home from work yesterday I looked like I'd either been swimming or crying. Almost boarding on that Snapchat filter which isn't great. Such as shame as it gives the most amazing lashes.

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Facial Water

Coming out in July are a range of three facial waters from Ole Henriksen, each designed to suit different skin types and complaints. The lovelies from Escentual kindly sent me the Ole Henriksen Nuture Me Facial Water to try out ahead of it launching and it's certainly come in handy. Toners and facial mists might seem like an unnecessary extra, but to me they add a very important layer of moisture to my complexion and I wouldn't skip this step for the world. The Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Facial Water is aimed at dry sensitive skin, which is me in a nutshell. It combines cucumber and chamomile to cool and soothe and Pro Vitamin B5 to hydrate.

As my skin is so irritated at the moment, this is perfect to spritz after cleansing and it reinvigorates my skin instantly, leaving it hydrated and comfortable. It has a fine, yet even spray, which makes it perfect for using on top of makeup to deliver a dose of botanicals and anti-oxidants to refresh your complexion and disguise any dullness.

It has a teeny tingle at first which soon fades, and the refreshing cucumber scent really peps me up in the morning. It's kinda addictive, but in a really, really good way. Also, this week I discovered Ole was pronounced Ooh-Laa. Mind blown.

RMK Creamy Foundation

I keep seeing rave reviews for the RMK Creamy Foundation, so when I was in Selfridges the other week I inevitably ended up swatching it and buying my own. It's a deliciously creamy formula which provides great coverage and also helps hydrate the skin at the same time. I found it to have great lasting power and it doesn't settle in my lines, all down to stretch technology which means it moves with your facial movements. Very clever. I bought the shade 201 which is spot on for me. I'm not wearing foundation too much at the moment, but once my skin is less dry I can see me getting a lot of wear out of this one.

Nugg Face Masks

My love for face masks is well documented and I picked up these Nugg face masks on a bit of a whim. Anything cute looking and I have to have it! They're really handy and great for travelling too and this little starter kit was a bargain at £16. I may have picked up some of the other masks from the range too.. So far I've only tried the Nugg Soothing face mask and it was really calming on the skin. It's a gloopy gel texture which glides across the skin, leaving my skin feeling really comfortable.

A lot of my fail safe masks irritate my skin thanks to Roaccutane doing it's worst, but this one didn't at all. You also get loads of product in each pod, they're actually quite deceiving. Probably a bit too much for a one use product but it forces me to really take the product down to my my neck and decollete.

Have you tried any of these too?

Laura

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Friday, 27 May 2016

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

As I've had to deal with brutally dry skin as part of my acne treatment, I thought I'd share my top tips and products for helping keep your skin in check if you're also taking Roaccutane and happen to sit in the dry skin camp. A lot of acne sufferers have oily skin so while their skin will go quite dry and flakey, its even harder for us naturally dry skinned girls.

It goes without saying that everyone's different, and no two people have the same experience on this medication, and that you should always listen to your dermatologist's advice. These is just my opinions based on my own personal experience of Roaccutane.

Hydration is King
Roaccutane stops breakouts from happening by halting oil production, and also really dehydrates you in the process. So drinking lots of water daily and sticking to a gentle, consistent and hydrating skincare routine are key. I've actually quite enjoyed expanding my routine a little and by using more products. Serum is a step that I don't use enough normally, and it's actually made a vast difference when used twice a day.

Products to try: Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA, Nip+Fab Dragon's Blood Plumping Serum*, Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum*

Layer Lightly
Creating a little sandwich of products to inject moisture and keep your skin happy is well worthwhile. Serum and moisturiser aren't enough for me, so I've been adding a facial oil in the middle. Something light for the day and soothing and repairing for the evening makes all the difference. Always remember to start with the thinnest product and work up, so serum, then oil, then moisturiser. And don't whack too much of each product on either as it will ball up and roll off.

Products to try: Oskia Restoration Oil, The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil, Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

Don't Skip Primer
I've always used primer so wouldn't dream of missing this out, but if you don't use one already then it's something you should explore. There's so many to choose from now, so this is another opportunity to add a layer of moisture, or a nourishing formulation that adds glow and radiance to your skin to help hide the dryness.

Products to try: Too Faced Hangover Face Primer, Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base, Stila One Step Correct

A Light and Radiant Base
You might be breaking out either due to existing breakouts or maybe those that a lot of people experience at the beginning of taking Roaccutane. Either way, you'll want to cover things up but your skin is most likely sensitive and easily irritated as well as being drier, so just applying a light bb cream or foundation is a good habit to get into. You can still apply concealer where you need it, but steer clear of heavy foundations that won't let your skin breathe. Opting for a light and dewy base will instead give you such a lift and will make your skin glow.

Products to try: BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, Rodial Skin Tint + SPF 20*

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

Highlight, Highlight, Highlist
I cannot recommend highlighting enough! It really awakens my dry complexion, so much so that I've been getting quite a few compliments on my skin lately. Considering how rubbish my skin was, this has been such a confidence booster. Highlight really does add a lit from within kinda glow and I can't get enough of it! 


The SOS Kit
I have a little kit of products that go everywhere with me. For one, I can't be without lip balm as I'm applying it literally every half hour or so, and I also always have an intensely hydrating cream or balm on hand for any sore irritated areas should I need to add more moisture throughout the day. These products have really stopped potential skin catastrophes (ok a bit dramatic but you get the picture).


Do you have any tips to share for combating super dry skin?

Laura




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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Summer Ready Skin: Nip+Fab Bust Fix & Bust Fix Night

Nip+Fab Bust Fix and Nip+Fab Bust Fix Night

Apparently it's almost summer, although the inconsistent sun and constant rain might contradict that somewhat... And it's always this time of the year that I feel guilty for neglecting my body and make a feeble attempt to eat less pizza and paint my toe nails for a few months - is that just me or am I normal and actually everyone does this?! This year, however I'm really concentrating on my skin as Roaccutane has made my already dry skin a bit lizard-like and no-one wants to see that, lets be honest.

So it was quite timely that I was sent the Nip+Fab Bust Fix* and the newly launched extra potent Nip+Fab Bust Fix Night* formulations to try out, and as summer is around the corner (hopefully), I've been putting these babies to the test. Nip+Fab Bust Fix is a gel formula designed to improve the look of your cleavage by plumping and refining the skin and improving tone. The key ingredient is Chronodyn which is a cell energiser that aims to tone and firm the skin by basically kick-starting cell metabolism. All very interesting stuff.

I have been rather religiously using Bust Fix in the morning and Bust Fix Night in the evening and I've certainly seen an improvement. Now, we know that creams that claim to change the size and tone of our body can't work miracles, in reality they give a little helping hand and if combined with exercise you'll see more changes. For me, I haven't noticed a change of size or shape of my bust, but what I have seen is that my skin is much more nourished, refined and less bumpy than it was, as my decollete does have a bit of an uneven texture. I also noticed is that the little creasy lines that I tend to wake up with (hi old age) are less apparent so I'm hoping that continued use improves them even more.

Nip+Fab Bust Fix and Bust Fix Night are super easy to apply as they're both moisturising gels which sink straight into the skin, meaning theres no hopping about waiting to dry before getting dressed. As Bust Fix Night designed to be more potent, its ever so slightly thicker as you'd expect a night cream to be. It still sinks in super quickly, meaning I can cuddle up and catch up on my beauty sleep faster. The scent is also super dreamy and makes me feel quite relaxed, so perfect for bedtime! What I will say is that I don't think there's any point buying them both personally. As Bust Fix Night is supposed to be more potent and as it sinks in really quickly its a winner for both morning and evening for me.

Will you be trying this?

Laura

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam



Since having skin drier than the Sahara, I've been getting majorly into highlighting and strobing. I've always used highlighter, but lately I've been upping my game by about 200% and have been told my skin looks radiant and glowy as a result. I find highlighter adds so much life to my skin so its now a step I now can't forego. One of my key highlighter picks is the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam.

The palette houses four pretty generously sized highlighters which complement fair skin perfectly. Going from the lightest shade of Crushed Pearl to the more golden Mimosa, the shades in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit can either be worn alone or layered. I tend to use Crushed Pearl in the corner of my eyes, brow bone and cupids bow, and go all out with mixing Starburst with either Hard Candy or Mimosa for my cheekbones, temples, nose and chin. Or sometimes I use all of them if I'm really feeling it. I also like using Hard Candy as a blusher as it has such a flattering pink tone to it, and Mimosa is awesome when applied lightly as a subtle bronzer. I think it would also look gorgeous on collar bones on top of a tan. I'll have to work on a tan to test that one out though! There's certainly no shade that's a dud, that's for sure.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam

If you're used to using Becca highlighters you'll probably think that the shades in the Gleam Glow Kit aren't quite as pigmented, but I find that they build up really nicely and you can achieve great coverage with them. They're actually designed to give more of a lit-from-within-glow rather than to ensure your cheekbones are visible from Mars, so depending on your goal you will either love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit or find it needs a little more layering. Personally, the colour payoff is perfect for me, and I think they show up really well on my skin.

Have you tried this or are you tempted? I've pretty much convinced myself that I need the warmer toned version of the Glow kit now too when it comes back in stock!

Laura

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