Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Good afternoon on Friday, August 25th,

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. Having recently purchased a holiday kit from Estee Lauder containing a variety of their products I thought I would share with you my thoughts on a product that has quickly made it’s way into my night time skin care routine.

P1190758editFor those of you who haven’t tried this yet either through a sample or just visiting the counter this product is a peachy-colored, gel-like serum, and is one of the brand’s bestsellers. This is an anti-aging serum designed to work while you sleep, it acts on lines and wrinkles, dullness and dryness for more youthful and radiant skin. Although I am only 21 I use this product, not for the anti- aging properties but rather because it is lightweight in texture and tackles dryness, dehydration which is great for night time and it isn’t sticky which is one of the main reasons I love this product.  The  oil-free and fragrance-free formula makes it suitable for oily and sensitive skin too.

This is how Estee Lauder recommend that this product is applied and added into yourEstee-Lauder-Advanced-Night-Repair_review-1024x683 night time skin routine :

  • Apply on clean skin before your moisturiser.
  • Use several drops. Smooth in gently all over face and throat.
    Try This Nightly Ritual
    1. Apply a drop on each fingertip of one hand.
    2. Touch fingertips of both hands together.
    3. Massage serum over face and neck, starting at the center, outward.

I love how this serum leaves your skin feeling as well as the fact that it not only delivers a welcome shot of hyaluronic (helps the skin to hang onto its water) and a big dose of antioxidants (helps to repair and protect against day to day damage) as well as helping to break down what’s not needed, which is where the “purify” element comes in.

I would definitely recommend checking this product out for a number of reasons rather than just simply anti-aging although this is a higher end product retailing from £53 for 30ml.

until next time,

Emily xx

Advertisements

MAC personality palette/ Prissy Princess

Good Afternoon on Wednesday August 23rd.

I hope you are all well and are having a good week so far, continuing the theme of make-up I thought I would share my thoughts on my latest palette purchase which, from the title you can see is the limited edition MAC personality palette in the colour way Prissy Princess and features 8 shadows and a highlighter.

mac_prissy-princess_002_palettePrissy Princess – Shell grey (Creamy Matte), Sweet Tart – Shimmery pale pink (Satin Shine), Eternal Optimist – Shimmery cool brown (Satin Shine), Good Girl & U Know It – Greyed neutral brown (Satin Shine), Too Good to Be True – Cool mid-tone brown with silver pearl (Foil), Fabness – Taupe grey (Smooth Pearl), Spoil Yourself – Dark brown (Creamy Matte), Colour Me Spoiled – Very light pink (Creamy Matte) and finally, She’s a Rainbow – Rose pink with silver highlighter (Opalescent)

Looking at the palette it is clear that we have mainly got a bunch of taupes similar to the mac_macgirls_prissyprincess3_zpsenammbrlclassic satin taupe color which is one of my everyday colors. These neutral colors are complemented by cool and neutral browns, pink, a bit of gray and a sliver of silver. At first glance this product looks like it is designed for those of us with cooler skin tones,  but the reality is that there really aren’t that many grey tones within the palette which means that I personally think this palette would suit warmer skin tones too.

INLINE_02-1There is some fall out especially when using the dark brown color  Spoil Yourself, which looks a little like MAC Brun, exhibits more fallout than the other shades. The first time I used it, I was going for a dark chocolate smoky eye, but I went a little crazy dusting it on my lids and ended up with some on my cheekbones and lower lash lines. but this is less of an issue with the other shadows.

Overall  I do like this product and the looks that you can get using this palette or as I often do, combo the colors with another palette especially if I am going for a darker or smokier eye.

I hope you have a good rest of the week,

Emily xx

 

sit down, relax and put on a face mask

Good afternoon on Friday August 18th, 

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, I know I am with a 21st birthday party and then we are going off to watch Dreamgirls! For this post I thought I would share my favourite face masks which are something that I love to take the time and indulge in at the end of the week especially if I am having a particularly bad skin day. 

3.REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask: £28 for 50ml. At number 3 this is a greatDSC_0064 mask if you’re prone to easily irritated, over-sensitised skin.  The soothing and comforting mask can  strengthen the protective barrier, re-establish the natural balance of your skin as  well as and combat redness and itchiness. You can use this mask up to three times a week or just whenever your skin needs rescuing. This product contains no parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance or colours, silicones or glycols – all of which can cause reactions for irritable, reactive skin.  The product contains four main ingredients; White Mushroom Extract: Calms and comforts. Yeast Compound: Accelerates recovery after stress with potent antibacterial and antihistamine effects. Arnica: Reduces redness. Roman Chamomile Scent: Offers a warm, sweet, relaxing, and calming feeling for both body and mind.

IMG_8924

I really like the consistency of this mask and how it feels on the skin and unlike other masks does sink into the skin and really feels like it is doing something. I also like that this product comes with a pump as the thing I hate about masks is that they are so messy and often sticky! The other thing is that the chamomile scent is very present and one of the things that I don’t like about it as I prefer a fresh or fruity scent. 

2. Kiehl’s Tumeric and Cranberry seed Energizing Radiance Masque £29 for 100ml. With e4c975a73e4ef1119f7dc769dfa477dbthis mask you can energise dull, tired skin before a party or night out with this radiance-revealing facial in a jar. The crushed cranberry seeds act as a mild exfoliant and skin is brightened considerably when dull dead skin cells are removed. It leaves your skin feeling so smooth, make-up glides on like a dream

aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkYzLmJwLmJsb2dzcG90LmNvbSUyRi12dVQ0eGJIU3NXayUyRldHcF9mcUtOczNJJTJGQUFBQUFBQUJjUXMlMkZKTTJhV2RDQ283UVY1WnRJZmxmODFyMzBReUlTMUhlblFDRXclMkZzNjQwJTJGMTclMkJCZWF1dHklMkJQcmThis mask is VERY messy  and I really don’t like applying the thick product with my fingers but this can be somewhat overlooked due to the instantly brightened, refined, deeply cleansed and exfoliated results.  This Tumeric and Cranberry based mask is as close to a spa quality facial with real, visible results you will ever find or achieve in the comfort of your own home – and has become one of my all time favourite face masks.

1. Tony Moly Master Lab Ceramide Mask Sheet $9

Sheet masks are by far my favourite to use and perhaps they are the most cooling and 2503096mess is very little. One of my favourite brands of these masks is Tony Moly which although they are not available that easily on the high street but are around online and really don’t cost very much. The Tony Moly Master Lab Ceramide Mask Sheet uses the nude seal fabric – a new material made of natural cellulose with silky soft texture and an excellent absorption & adherence function better than cotton – to closely adhere to skin and effectively deliver active ingredients to make it healthy by providing deep moisture and nourishment.

I love this mask because it is uber hydrating–and since my skin can act like a sad, neglected sponge in the winter, absorbing my daily moisturizer so fast it’s like I never even applied it, uber hydrating is exactly what I need it is also great after a flight when your skin is so.dried out.   

As always I hope you found this interesting and please tell me in the comments your favorite masks as I really want to try some more out.

Emily xx  

 

 

Bobbi Brown long- wear cream shadow sticks

Good morning on Wednesday August 16th,

Bobbi-Brown-Long-Wear-Cream-Shadow-Stick-Golden-Pink

 

I hope you are all having a good week so far as we are almost half way through. Here in the UK it is A level results day tomorrow and like many of you, my brother will firstly gain his results as well as find out whether he got into the university he wants to attend from Septemeber so if this is the same for you GOOD LUCK!

IMG_7580As for today’s blog post, I thought I would review another one of my newest purchases from Bobbi Brown in the form of her long-wear shadow sticks. I have had these for about a week and have the shades golden pink which is a shimmery peachy pink color and violet plum which from the name you can guess is a deep purple color which will be stunning in fall.  These shadow sticks are great as the formula is long lasting and really quick as all you need to do is swipe these over the lid and go little to no blending is needed !!

I love these shadow sticks as they are so easy and you really don’t need to be good aBobbi-Brown-Violet-Plum-shadow-stick-closeup make-up to use them and as they are so compact and fit nicely into your make-up bag without taking up too much valuable space. This means that these will also be nice for travel as I am on vacation, I do not want to mess with a bunch of shadows, or worry about palettes breaking, etc. I do feel that these wear well and I don’t get any creasing and the color lasts a good 8 or more hours and then fades lightly, but evenly so doesn’t end up looking horrible or all smudged under your eyes at the end of the night.

Overall these are a little more expensive than those cream shadows in the drugstore as the retail for £23 each and are perhaps most similar to the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. I do like this products and if you are into easy make-up then these are something you should go and check out!

Until next time,

Emily xx

MAC extreme dimension 3D black Lash Mascara.

Good Morning on Friday August 11th,

Getting back into things I thought I would start with a review of my newest mascara $_58which I received as part of a beauty subscription service.  The lightweight and whipped texture of this product claims to  saturate lashes root to tip, adding volume, extending length and creating curl. This mascara also conditions your lashes for softness and flexibility. The overall effect of this product is one of extreme dimension which doesn’t smudge everywhere or leave you with flakes under your eyes at the end of the day.

DSCF94072I have only used this a couple of times and while I do like the large applicator, the overall look that this product gives for me personally is too wet meaning that all my lashes tend to clump together. Whilst I do like volume I do prefer the fluttery look in terms of lashes especially during the day which means that the look achieved by this mascara is better for a night time look.Overall I think whether you like this product will depend on the type of effect you want your lashes to have and at the same time, there are perhaps other mascaras available on the high street which give you the same look but are cheaper than this one which retails at £19.50.

Overall I think whether you like this product will depend on the type of effect you want your lashes to have and at the same time, there are perhaps other mascaras available on the high street which give you the same look but are cheaper than this one which retails at £19.50.

Have an amazing weekend and please leave in the comments your favorite mascara as I really want to know!

 

EMILY xx

A quick little update

Good Afternoon on Thursday, August 10th.

BLIMEY its been a long time since I have written on here and whilst this seems to always be the beginning of every blog post at the minute but it has been almost a month since I put anything on here and honestly I have missed it. I have missed sitting down and updating you either on what has happened in my life post-graduation as well as the latest products I have been trying out.

So the current situation is that I am still applying and looking for a graduate job with the plan to become a primary school teacher some point in the future but right now I really need a job!. I also really want to get back into blogging and therefore the schedule will be based on uploading two times a week on a Friday, and a Wednesday to begin with as the previous three times just wasn’t fitting in with everything else. I have a couple of posts planned in terms of holiday as well as some products that I really want to share with you both hair as mine seems to be having a melt down as I have just come back from holiday as well as a few skin care pieces.

As always I hope you are having a good week and see you soon!

Emily x