Sunday, 5 April 2020

Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum

If you’re looking to supercharge your skincare regime during the winter months, or indeed all year long then the first place to start would be with the addition of a serum to your skincare regime.

Designed to be used post cleansing, pre-moisturiser, serums can be used to help target specific skincare concerns and add extra hydration and plumping to your skin.

A current favourite of mine is Murad’s Revitalixir Recovery Serum (£70).

This fabulous sphere infused serum for your face and eye area is designed to help reduce puffiness, reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, adding an instant and healthy radiance to your complexion.

Formulated with a host of skin loving ingredients and suitable for all skin types, this hard working serum is a perfect all-rounder addition to your skincare routine and is particularly useful if you suffer regularly with stress.

Who doesn’t right.

According to research, a high stress lifestyle can makes you appear up to 3.5 years older (and the rest mate!)

 While the market is flooded with products aimed specifically at ageing, the visible and damaging effects of stress have largely been ignored. 

Murad seeks to address this issue by combining high performing, relaxing and reviving ingredients to target the premature ageing effects that stress has on the skin.

Please Note: The pearl spheres are not dispensed from the tube, they burst within the tube during dispensing I have simply photographed them like this for the purpose of the blog post.

This serum contains a blend of neuropeptide, paracress and sativa seed oil which helps to smooth your skin while boosting softness and moisture levels.

 Niacinamide works to refine your skins texture, wild indigo helps to calm stress signals and reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and caffeine minimises puffiness while toning.

What is the purpose of the little purple balls suspended in the serum for I hear you ask?

Well, they’re not there to just look pretty. By separating the oil-based spheres and the water-based gel, traditional binders have been eliminated to allow for a more potent, concentrated formula and a higher delivery of actives.


The serum itself is wonderfully silky in texture, light and possesses a beautiful, delicate refreshing aroma.

Instantly absorbed, it felt like my skin drank it in thirstily.

After application, my skin felt revived, soothed and instantly more toned.

The serum has a gel/water like a texture, so there is no greasiness or residue and despite its feather-like texture, managed to quench my thirsty skin.

I’ve noticed a really positive change since using this serum twice daily; my skin feels healthier, softer and more radiant, even when I’ve had far from the ideal 8 hours sleep.

Murad’s Revitalixir Recovery Serum is available now and costs £70.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Calvin Klein Eternity Flame

Eternity Flame is the intoxicating and seductive scent from Clavin Klein.

Passionate and evocative, Eternity Flame celebrates one of the most important journeys in life, that of love and intimacy.

Its beautifully chic and simplistic rectangular glass vessel betrays the complex, exciting and unexpected notes of the fragrance within but hints at its warmth and sensuality with the warm, coral hue of the fragrance itself.

I’m unfamiliar with scents from Clavin Klein so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised by its passionate intensity and bewitching blend of both floral and fruity notes.

Described as a floriental scent, it combines both bright fruits and delicate florals to create a wonderfully warm and enticing fragrance.

 Top notes of sweet, juicy mandarin swirls into a heart of soft sweet pea flowers to create a sensual and addictive experience before base notes of Labdanum resin adds an intoxicating and heady element to the scent.

Voluptuous, rousing and exhilarating, it is a truly temping and fascinating scent that invites you to come closer and be held in its warm embrace.

It is a beautiful scent which offers superior longevity and the longer it lingers on the skin, the warmer and softer it feels, as if becoming one with you.

Calvin Klein Eternity Flame is available now from Your Beauty Expert where 50ml costs an amazing £34.99 saving you over £17 from the usual RRP.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence

Treat your skin this spring to the irresistibly luxurious Rose Caviar Essence from Pixi.

This deeply hydrating serum features concentrated flower oils suspended within a weightless gel-serum that delivers fresh botanicals to nourish, hydrate and restore skins natural radiance.

Housed within a chic yet ever-so pretty rose-hued, semi-transparent tube, the serum appears to contain flecks of rose petals, adding to its visual appeal.

 Of course these ‘flecks’ are not rose petals, rather they are beads of cute, pink antioxidant rich oils which burst on application, releasing their skin loving ingredients onto your skin, ready to be absorbed.

The serum itself possesses the most soft, delicate hint of rose which calms and soothes your mind.

 Gel/water like in texture, the serum itself is almost like a drink for your skin.

Quenching, hydrating and exceptionally refreshing, its weightless formula is quickly absorbed leaving behind skin that feels soft, comfortable and deeply nourished without any greasiness, which is ideal for my combination skin.

Enriched with Rose Flow Oil to moisturise, Anise Extract to balance and heal and Mulberry Extract to brighten, the decadent serum imparts instant moisture to dry, parched skin.  

The antioxidant rich formula also contains macadamia seed, sunflower seed, jojoba seed, bergamot peel, grape seed, olive fruit and barbadensis leaf oil to effortlessly soften, refines and tone leaving skin that glows with radiance.

Apply the divine essence after cleansing and toning and prior to your moisturiser by gently pressing it onto your skin, neck and d├ęcolletage.

Feel refreshed and revived, safe in the knowledge that the beautiful botanicals are working hard to protect and perfect your complexion.

Enchanting, gentle and beautifully scented, Pixi’s Rose Caviar Essence has become a staple of my skincare regime.

Pixi’s Rose Caviar Essence is available now and costs £26.
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