Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Elemis Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer


How on earth did I not know that Elemis have a primer and how have I gone so long without realising that I needed it!


This anti-ageing, luxurious smoothing primer bridges the gap between skincare and cosmetics and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while creating an even complexion that is perfectly prepped for makeup.




I just adore the packaging and the soft, pastel teal colour of the tube which exuded luxury and offers a knowing nod to the rest of the pro-collagen collection.

Formulated with Elemis’ unique Cryo-Firming Complex, a cooling blend of cryo-extracted Brown Algae combined with Italian Glacial Water that helps promote the appearance of firmer skin, the unique hybrid formula also contains Padina Pavonica, a unique Mediterranean algae which has proven anti-aging benefits.




A combination of natural Marine extracts delivers an immediate and long term lifting, tightening and smoothing effect while Bladderwrack, Glacier Water and a Thermo-Receptor Activator to offer an instant cooling effect and hydration.

 The result, is skin that looks and feels softer, smoother, nourished and refreshed.






The fluid itself is lightweight and velvety in texture and possesses the most subtle hint of luxurious fragrance.
Upon application, the primer literally glides across my skin and my face felt firmer, plump and fine lines appeared blurred, leaving a fabulous base for my make up application.




My oily t-zone was instantly mattified while my dry cheeks felt nourished and soft and to be honest, I was so pleased with the result that I felt that on several occasions, I actually didn’t need make up at all.

As primers go, its clear to see that this is an expensive one. However, it is far from your ordinary primer.

Ow many primers do you know that work to combat the signs of ageing thanks to their superior skincare qualities?




Yeah, thought so!

Its an inspired product and a fab addition to the Pro-Collagen collection.

Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer is available now and costs £58.
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Too Faced Born This Way Oil Free Multi Use Complexion Powder


Create a flawless, shine-free, naturally beautiful complexion with Too Faced’s Born This Way Oil Free Multi-Use Complexion Powder.
Inspired by the brands bestselling Born This Way Foundation, this multi-tasking powder offers far more than just controlling shine, though to be honest if it did only that I’d be pretty pleased!

Available in 25 versatile shades that match their liquid formula, you can use this silky powder alone for a natural look or on top of your regular foundation for up 12 hours of make up setting power.




Formulated with a host of skin loving ingredients, the oil free, non-drying, non-caking formula not only controls shine but also helps to blur the appearance of pores and imperfections.

Enriched with Coconut Water to aid in replenishing skins moisture levels, the powder also contains Alpine Rose to empower your skins health and resilience while Hyaluronic Acid creates a smooth and more youthful appearance.

I’m a big fan of the combination of skincare and cosmetics and I enjoy wearing makeup knowing that its helping to look after my skin at the same time as helping to make me look more radiant.




Finely milled and silky soft, the powder is a pleasure to use!

The compact comes complete with a mirror and a 2-in-1 sponge to allow you to achieve different layers of coverage depending on your mood and requirements and the soft sponge feels like gliding velvet across your skin.




Once applied, any shiny patches are instantly banished and replaced by a smooth, matte natural looking finish.

Its blurring qualities also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and its non-caking formula means that instead of many other powders which sink into lines making them more defined, this powder actually helps hide them.




Comfortable to wear the powder feels creamy as opposed to dusty and leaves you with a beautifully natural finish.

I love this powder. My oily/combination powder loves this powder and I’m sure you’ll love it too.




After all, who wouldn’t want a flawless, soft focus complexion.

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Friday, 17 January 2020

Viktor and Rolf Bon Bon


Since its launch in spring 2014, Viktor and Rolf have been delighting with us with their wonderfully decedent, sweet inspired Bon Bon fragrance.

Named after the famous candy, this timeless, Iconic scent has been created for those of us with a sweet tooth who like Marie Antoinette, are in the pursuit of pleasure.




Give in to temptation and satisfy your needs with this delicious, tempting oriental-gourmand fragrance.

Housed within an exquisite and unique pink bow shaped like a wrapped, sweet treat, the bottle is easily as captivating and enchanting as the sweet nectar within.




Soft and undeniably feminine, the candy bow hints as the delectable delights inside, appealing to your senses in both sight and touch on account of its soft, expertly crafted glass curves and multi-tonal pink hues.

An irresistible take on a floral, gourmand fragrance Bon Bon opens with notes of fresh, juicy mandarin, orange and fruity peach before heart notes enchanting jasmine, orange blossom and the scents key element of caramel transform the fragrance into a rich, sweet and delicious experience.




Carmel notes mature from a sharp, edible top note, to a softer, milky middle before darkening to add a delicious rich base.

Base notes round off the fragrance with musky cedarwood and sandalwood, intoxicating and warm amber and Guiaiac wood.




The result is a decadent, softly sweet edible scent which envelopes your senses in a warming sense of desire and comfort.

Complex, alluring and irresistible, Bon Bon is a truly pleasurable, empowering feminine fragrance that appeals to so many facets of my personality.




I adore everything about the scent, from its unique and charming bottle to its soft, sweet lingering notes.

Vitor and Rolf Bon Bon is available now from escentual and costs £54 for 30ml.
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