Creating a pop of colour on your cheeks ! 😊🦄✨🧚🏽♂️
Today we share two products to achieve a healthy glow look. ▪️the body shop swatch is on the left and Chanel on the right !
the body shop honey bronze highlighting dome in shade 02 Pink which is a multi-purpose product. can be used as blush with a dap on the apple of your cheeks or on your upper cheekbones as highlighter, a little goes a long way with its creamy light texture ! when the sun hits it, oooh that glow is gorgeous !! giving sun kissed beach vibes and natural glam, it is also a cheaper alternative for the Chanel healthy glow stick which is a blush stick that gives a radiant, dewy natural glow. also very hydrating with skincare elements..the colours are pretty similar but the chanel is slightly deeper pink in shade 21, and the body shop one has a more shiny light glitter effect.
Both are beautiful, but the chanel one has become my favourite lately to create a soft glam natural look and for my quick everyday makeup routine. I also prefer that for blush since it doesn’t have the shimmer/glitter that the body shop one has.
Thursdays skin TLC
-giving your skin a good tlc is needed every now and again. To clear my acne one thing i turned to was a face sauna machine to help your pores purify and de-congest. Now this aztec indian healing clay mask I really turn to when I need a good purifying treatment and to give my skin some much needed care. In the past week with uni deadlines and work I have been slacking on my masks routine. Today my skin felt like it needed a deep cleanse so I had a bit of time to set up my face sauna steam machine and make a DIY home mask which I’ve seen a few beauty gurus try over the years, with the Aztec indian healing clay mask and some apple cider vinegar. No metal utensils should be used when making this mask as it takes away the masks strength. This mask literally sucks out every single impurity, from black heads to white heads and really works to give you healthy skin. I use the face sauna every now and again with this mask or the glam glow super mud mask. ▪️I like to take two scoops with a plastic measurer and pour the apple cider vinegar which makes it bubble to make a paste. Then be in the steam for 10-15 mins and after let it dry till it begins to crack/crease then wash it off with luke warm water. ▪️Benefits: - the calcium bentonite which is in both the Aztec and supermud mask takes away impurities and an antibacterial formula for getting rid of acne and eliminating oil and unclogging pores. It also stimulates blood circulation around the face to help regenerate new skin cells - the apple cider vinegar helps acne, restores PH levels and fights wrinkles, but can be swapped with water for the mixture if not a fan.
⚠️‼️Disclaimer- always run a test patch as everyone’s skin reacts differently to things and results can vary. FYI, My skin can get super red after, and feel tight but that’s only due to the mask and wears off quick. It also doesn’t compare to the smoothness and how purified my skin feels after.
Prep your skin to enter the weekend 😉
Acne solutions with the body shop tea tree 🌲 line ✨
Although you need anti-biotics or some sort of medication to treat it internally, you also need mild skin care to tackle it from the outside. I found the tea tree line helpful on helping make the journey to healthier skin quicker. I used this line for about 1 year and still till date occasionally grab for the tea tree oil for the odd pimple. It’s line is paraben free with natural tea tree, some more active in products than others.
•The face wash was to help purify and cleanse the skin but I did find it a little bit on the dry side so discontinued it after a while but it’s probably great for those with oily skin! I switched to the shea moisture black soap which is magic in a bar ! •The clay mask I loved! From it’s minty smell , to the visible results over time and how deep it cleans your pores and removes impurities! •The mattifying toner I also loved and ran through so many bottles! This was my go to toner for about two years till I switched to the kiehls clearly corrective toner! It removes extra residue and closes pores up after your wash! It also tightened the skin and tackles those blemishes! You shake the tonic to activate it to work •The mattifying lotion - is a light weight formula for daytime with the minty smell that the rest of the line has. It’s very matte, perfect for those with oily skin. It absorbs really quickly and does not feel greasy .however I feel it’s not a long term face lotion for me due to the over-drying element
•The anti-imperfection daily solution is a lightweight serum that is made to specifically target blemishes and improve for a healthier, radiant clearer complexion with consistent use overtime. This I found to be true as I ran through two bottles and works even better with the tea tree oil which you only put on places that it’s needed so not the entire face and this is the best seller from the line and also if you had to get just one thing it would be this for me alongside the mask! •the primer I didn’t like so much when worn with makeup as it can rub off but when worn on it’s own it keeps the skin Matte
24k Gold Luxurious skin care 🌟
Continuing with our Mother’s Day gift ideas today we present an at home luxury spa treatment Arsenal. Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold luxury cleansing butter and 24K Gold mask pure luxury lift & firm mask is as fancy as it gets. Both products are perfect for all skin types and are a lovely gift for that special individual.
The anti ageing cleansing butter gently melts away dirt, impurities, make up and imparts an opulent radiant glow to the skin. Infused with softening and healing ingredients such as honey, chamomile, turmeric and gold, it soothes dry, sensitive skin leaving silky, hydrated youthful skin✨✨ The lift & firm mask targets loss of firmness, dull and uneven skin tone, dryness and also imparts a radiant healthy glow. Infused with glycerin, colloidal gold, caffeine and magnesium this mask re-energises skin while fighting wrinkles and fine lines. ✨✨ Either one of these products can be used, but combined they provide a true pamper experience. 🧖🏻♀️🧖🏼♀️🧖🏽♀️🧖🏾♀️🧖🏿♀️ #Mothersday#Skincare#Luxury#Luxurytreats#Peterthomasroth#24KGold#Cleansingbutter#Liftandfirmmask#Honey#Tumeric#Caffeine#Chamomile#Glycerin#Glow#Freshface#Youthfulskin#clinicalskincare#babyskin#sensitiveskin#rejuvinateyourskin#antiagingtreatment
Dark under eye circles, bags or fine lines ?! 👁 ▪️So firstly causes can be due to dehydration, anaemia (deficiency in iron) , aging, stress/eye strain, not enough sleep 😴, harsh skincare, rubbing eyes excessively, dry skin, or hereditary ▪️There are temporary fixes to reduce puffiness/dark circles such as using a cold compressor ( I use the gel eye masks and leave it in the freezer for 10 mins before use for 10-15mins) , but I prefer to treat them to have long term results. There are so many products we’ve tried and cannot be spoken about in one post so we will do a follow up on products. Today we will discuss three eye creams we have tried(used at least for a minimum of 3months to see if there was a difference)
▪️kiehls creamy eye treatment with avocado 🥑 - rich and creamy as it says on the bottle, with its key ingredient being avocado oil. It works to restore hydration in the targeted skin area and rejuvenate it .This is one product that also does not go back in the eye. Also my eye area felt instantly softer and looked more alive. Over time it definitely reduces the appearance of fine lines and circles.
▪️Filorga optim-eyes eye contour - so this works great under makeup as a under eye primer and has a very lightweight consistency, and works to eliminate the darkness to make you look more revived. It has a potent blend of hyaluronic acid to visibly plump skin. Overall, I did like this, the only is that it felt like it ran out super quick in comparison to others that are the same 15ml
▪️Lancôme génifique youth activating eye cream - this I have not personally tried and is more for women in their 40s +, so a Mother’s Day gift idea💡🎁 for those still unsure about what to get. I bought this for my mum and she’s been loving the lightweight texture, how smooth and healthier it lets her under-eye area feel and how it rejuvenates and gets rid of dullness, uneven texture and makes you feel like you’ve been well rested. Also a plus for those who don’t like parabens, sulfates and phthalates in their products.
Mother’s Day gift ideas 💡
With Mother’s Day around the corner (May 13th) I’m Sure while many have thought of the perfect gift, others are still searching for a lovely present to be gifted. Over the next few days we’ll be posting a few ideas that we think any mother would love🌸 •Chanel No5
Ask anyone about Chanel No5 and elegance, class and a lady comes to mind. Growing up as little girls we always loved using and playing with our mums Chanel.
Chanel no5 holds a grand place in the fragrance world like no other. It evokes womanly grace like no other. It can be used any time of the year but just increase or decrease spritz based upon season. Perfect to warm up any mothers heart. 🌸🌸 #Chanel#Perfume#Mothersday#Mothersdaygift#Fragranceoftheday#Iconicfragrances#Iciparisxl
Sunny days in Barcelona ☀️🇪🇸 Looking for that weekend getaway or still planning a summer holiday ?! Barcelona is definitely a place that is chill to relax and catch a tan ! - One city that I will never get tired of visiting ! From the warm weather pretty much all year round to the beautiful views in the city ! The beaches 🏖 and oh my favourite thing to do there is shopping 🛒! Things there are so much cheaper in comparison to other European countries and there are more options! When it comes to shopping I’d always rather book a flight out to London or Barcelona !
Brush and beauty blender cleaning 101 🌟
Swipe for breakdown ➡️
▪️real techniques brush cleansing gel ▪️real techniques palette
▪️brushes and beauty blender are all real techniques ▪️Mac brush cleanser ▪️anti-bacterial spray from Douglas
Cleaning your beauty tools is essential in order to avoid bacteria buildup and in order not to break out! I don’t wear makeup too often in the week so I deep clean my brushes every two weeks! The anti-bacterial spray can be used during the week to quickly clean your brushes before application of makeup or I mostly use it to clean my actual makeup and wipe the germs away with a tissue ! I use both to clean my brushes and they work for the beauty blender as well but if I had to choose one product for cleaning I would go for the Mac cleanser as I feel it works much quicker and less product is needed. I also like to use the palette as opposed to cleaning it with my fingers as it really gets into the bristles and works away all the foundations and excess products. It also has three different textures so works for all size brushes. I personally prefer to use luke warm water 💦 into a bowl and squeeze the gel from real techniques into it and dump the brushes in to let the product work in for about 5-10 minutes then pick each one in a go and put the mac cleanser onto the palette and swirl the brushes in them till it’s completely clean. After doing all that I put it a new bowl of clean water and make sure it’s all been cleaned well. And you would know, because if it’s dirty the water colour would change. After that I wipe the water of the brushes and leave them laying flat to dry!
Once dry I pop them back in my brush holder ✨🌟🌸💄💋 #feelunique#macbrushcleanser#realtechniquesbrush#realtechniquescleansinggel#realtechniquespallete#beautyblender#bacteria#germs#cleanyourmakeupbrushes#antibacterialspray#douglasnl#maccosmetics#allbeauty#debijenkorf
How I protected my hair through all the different processes and dyes 💆🏽♀️✨ I (Fee) have been dying my hair on and off since I was about 14. 10 years later I will explain how I’ve protected my hair throughout the years. Believe me when I say there is hope for people like myself who love trying all colours of the rainbows 💪🏽💁🏽♀️. My hair grows pretty quickly but in general I love the look of short hair so frequently get cuts. I recently chopped my hair into a short red lob.
I naturally have light brown hair which can be seen in the first picture. From blonde, dark brown, black, red, purple or highlights, you name it. I have tried them all! However, one colour I have really stayed consistent with is red. From bright fiery red to deep rich burgundy’s, red is just a colour I cannot get enough of! Believe me when I say red is a pain in the A** to take care of, but there’s ways of working around it. Just make sure to always use dark towels when washing hair, finish off in the shower with a cool rinse to maintain colour and to AVOID WHITE colours when hair is wet. I personally like to always get the first colour done at a salon and then continue with touch ups, or deepening or lightening the colour at home as I have gotten confident in dealing with colour when it comes to my hair. The brand of red box dye I really Love is the Olia line from Garnier. I use the shade 6.60 specifically to achieve my rich burgundy shade. I have also loved vegetable dyes such as manic panic and crazy colors. I sometimes mix different shades together to get a colour I desire.
The key ingredient that has saved my hair is Jamaican black castor oil and intensive conditioning treatments. My favourites are from L’Oréal and super affordable. Bleach always seems scary but if hair is prepped well hair can tolerate bleach. I product I have been loving is Olaplex. Olaplex works amazing in protecting the hair before and after process. Also when straightening or using heat styling tools don’t forget to use protecting products💁🏽♀️💁🏽♀️ #Myhairjourney#Longhair#Shorthair#Coloursoftherainbows#Redhair#Olaplex#Garnierolia#Ogx#Crazycolors#Manicpanic#Jamaicancastoroil
Many time as individuals we seem to think ‘expensive’ means ‘better,” however that is not the case especially when it comes to makeup and skincare. Yes we are all victims of falling for beautiful packaging and lavish names, but you can find great drugstore deals that give you your money’s worth!
L’Oréal recently released their first line of exfoliating sugar scrubs (100% natural) that can be used on the face and lips. The line includes 3 different scrubs; a sugar glow scrub, a sugar clear scrub and a sugar nourish scrub. I ended up picking up the two I felt appealed to my current skin needs as they were on offer for 1+1. The two I picked up were the sugar clear scrub and the sugar glow scrub. The sugar clear scrub is filled with kiwi seeds to exfoliate, fight imperfections and unclog blackheads. This scrub smells absolutely delicious! Very refreshing when used and leaves face and lips incredibly soft and smooth. The sugar glow scrub is enriched with grape seed oil to exfoliate,smooth and add a radiant glow. This scrub is also really nice and gives an opulent glow. The only downside to this scrub is the smell for me. I don’t fancy the smell of this scrub as much, but nonetheless the benefits outweigh the smell!
#Skincare#Drugstoresteals#L ’oreal #L ’orealparis #Natural#Sugarscrubs#Kiwiseeds#Grapeseedoil#Smoothskin#Smoothlips
Today we share some love to our gentlemen out there 💙
Just as much as women love to take care of their skin and have various products for various concerns, men also like to keep it clean and fresh. Here is a little TLC simple skin care routine that provides a deep cleanse, keeps skin moisturised and soft with an spf 15, and a skin purifying mask that can be used once or twice a week to detox congested skin. The energising facial wash and face lotion are from the Kiehls men line, while the Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask is from The body shops expert facial masks collection. The kiehls face wash and moisturiser is among the top 3 best skincare for men for the last few years now !