Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Booster


Shake up your skincare routine this autumn with Elemis' new Superfood Cica Calm Booster.

The new Superfood range of products have been formulated with plant based, nutrient dense superfoods and a natural sugar derived prebiotic to help replenish skin with superior hydration for a healthy complexion that glows from within.

This super cute concentrate is essentially a concentrated multi-vitamin for your skin that contains all the nourishment of an oil with the potent powers of a serum.




Designed to be used as a skincare booster, it allows you to customise your skincare regime to meet your skins ever changing needs.

Perfect for those with sensitive skin, the gentle fluid has been formulated with Cica, a herb that can be used to calm and sooth sensitised skin.




The Cica extract has been fermented to release its skin friendly compounds, allowing them to be more easily absorbed into your skin for maximum benefits.

The unique bi-phase formula also contains Agave to help leave your skin feeling soft and smooth as well as fermented rice water, Green Tea Seed Oil and prebiotics to deeply nourish and hydrate your skin.




 Housed within an extremely cute little bottle with dropper, to use simply shake the bottle vigorously to combine the formula, unscrew the topper, squeeze three drops and apply to your skin.

Massage into cleansed skin after your serum and before your moisturiser to supercharge your skincare regime, imparting a little extra TLC to dry, dehydrated skin as and when your skin needs it.




I love the idea of being able to customise your skincare regime without having to entirely change all of your products.

 Cost effective and perfect for if you skin only needs an occasional boost, its soothing scent and delicate, lightweight texture makes applying it a pleasure.

Quickly absorbed it instantly perks up dull skin, calming any irritation and soothing dry skin without aggravating it further.




After using this twice daily for a week I’ve noticed that the overall appearance of my skin has improved, as has the texture.
My skin feels softer, smoother and more hydrated for longer throughout the day.




It’s a great addition to anyone’s skincare regime, particularly at this time of year where the changing of the seasons can wreak havoc with your skin.

Elemis’ Superfood Cica Calm Booster is available now and costs £27.
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Monday, 4 May 2020

Glossier futuredew


If you’re desperate for healthy looking skin that glows with radiance but are perhaps a little unsure about using highlighters or are after something a little softer then you need to try futuredew by Glossier.

This beautiful oil serum hybrid is enriched with an array of nourishing oils to offer an immediate and long lasting dewy looking glow.

Housed within the most beautiful, chic, soft pink pearlised glass bottle you’ll find a peachy/nude coloured fluid.




Possessing a beautifully subtle, soft scent reminiscent of a decadent, rich oil, this lightweight yet deeply hydrating oil-serum is perfect for creating a healthy, dewy base for your makeup.

Suitable for all skin types, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, cruelty free, vegan and non-comedogenic it contains powerful plant based extracts that work to instantly brighten your complexion both immediately and over time.




Designed to be used as the last step in your skincare regime it is a beautiful product that allows you to cheat your way to a radiant glow!

Official instructions advise applying two pumps all over your face, however due to its nourishing properties and as the owner of combination skin I would suggest starting with just one.

Silky, soft and non greasy, the fluid glides across your face, quenching dry patches before being absorbed quickly.




Skin is left with an ever-so-subtle pearly, dewy appearance.

Dull, tired skin is instantly revived and your skin is left feeling soft, comfortable and pampered.

Perfect for wearing alone or underneath your foundation, it offers a healthy glow without the worry of shiny, glitter-ball skin that you may experience when experimenting with traditional highlighters.




That said, if you ARE after a little more va-va-voom you can of course apply a little more of the serum to the areas of your skin which you’d like to illuminate more.

I think that futuredew is a great addition to your daily skincare/makeup regime and personally I love to wear it alone on days when I don’t have time to do my makeup.

It brightens my complexion and makes me look more ‘awake’ and in my view, healthier.




I would suggest experimenting with the amount of product you need to use to achieve your desired look based on your skin type as those with a drier complexions could probably get away with the full two pumps where as oilier complexions could probably get away with slightly less.

Glossier futuredew is available now and costs £23.
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Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Too Faced Extended Hangover Collection


There’s some gorgeous new products that have been added to Too Face’s Hangover collection that you really need to check out!

When you’ve over done it, treated yourself and your skin poorly and are in need of some seriously restorative and replenishing products then these are the bad boys for you.

Deeply hydrate, replenish and illuminate your skin with products formulated with ingredients from nature supercharged by science.





Too Faced may be best known for their fabulously cool, quirky and fun make up products however they have an ever expanding and popular collection of skincare items which not only improve your complexion, but aim to make your makeup look better too.

Regardless of your late night antics, Too Faced have a comprehensive range of products to help you nourish, protect, prime and perfect your complexion each and every day so it can radiate with health and never betray your night time actions!





This super nourishing, silky serum contains vitamin B5, yogurt probiotics, coconut water and antioxidant-rich exotic dragon fruit to help improve your skins texture impart much needed moisture to dry, dehydrated skin.

It also boasts two different sizes of hyaluronic acid. 

Hyaluronic acid helps to attracts and retain moisture levels within your skin, and having two different molecular sizes of the acid means can penetrate the different levels of your skin to ensure deeper, longer lasting hydration.




Lightweight and silky smooth in texture, the serum is gel/water like in texture and is really quickly absorbed into the skin.

Instantly skin feels quenched, soft and nourished, with 93% of participants in a study reporting that the serum left their skin feeling softer while 89% said it gave a luminous glow to their skin.

The serum is wonderfully refreshing, akin to a glass of refreshing coconut water for your skin!




Once your skin has been treated to this super-charged serum it’s time to moisturise with the Hangover Good To Go Skin Perfecting SPF25 Moisturiser (£29).

Unless you’ve been living under a rock I’m sure you’re aware of the importance of wearing sunscreen every day, even throughout the winter months.

Lucky for you then that this lush moisturiser comes packed with a broad spectrum SPF25 to protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays.




Infused with coconut water, prebiotic and probiotic ingredients this hard working, protective moisturiser features the most decadent, tropical scent to get you in the mood for spring and summer!

Suitable for all skin tones, it is a deeply hydrating yet lightweight formula which leaves behind zero white residue.

Silky and smooth, the moisturiser is white in colour however this quickly disappears once massaged into your skin.




Skin is left feeling soft without any greasiness which you may associate with products containing sunscreen.

I can’t get enough of the gorgeous coconutty scent too, its addictive!

Now your skin has been prepped and nourished it’s time to prime and what better to turn to than Too Faced’s Major Hangover Replenishing Face Primer (£40).




This super-sized version of the iconic Hangover Primer is absolutely what your skin has been crying out for!

This cult quick-face-fix offers a soothing, smoothing and brightening primer to create a dewy, healthy looking complexion in an instant.




Infused with hydrating coconut water and probiotic based ingredients, this refreshing and reviving lightweight primer works to boost your skins natural radiance, promoting elasticity and locking down hydration to create a canvas that ensures fresher, longer lasting makeup looks.

It possesses the texture of a lotion and is wonderfully feather light. 

When massaged into your skin it disappears almost instantly, leaving behind skin that feels refreshed, nourished and deeply hydrated without feeling weighed down or heavy.



Skin feels firmer, appears plumped and radiates a healthy glow. In fact, a staggering 100% of participants tested stated that it helped to make their makeup appear more radiant.

You can’t argue with those stats!




So, whatever you’ve been up to the night before, whether partying out on the town or up all night with kids who just-wont-sleep, your skin need not every betray your 'hangover' thanks to Too Faced!

The products featured within this post are available now along with the full extended Too Faced Hangover collection online now.
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