Thursday 29 August 2013

Estee Lauder's New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Estee Lauder have just introduced their most comprehensive, advanced, night time serum ever in the form of Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (£44 for 30ml).

Yes, it has a long name and it’s not cheap, but it does have some wonderful benefits!

This wonder serum helps maximize your skins natural renewal  thanks to its new, exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology which ensures that skin renews its appearance at exactly the right time.

 It helps slow down the look of premature ageing, reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improves the evenness and radiance of your skin tone.

According to their stats, 83% of women felt that their skin looked and felt healthier and fresher after using it, and I have to say, I would definitely be in that 83%.

The serum is beautifully silky and light in texture, not at all thick or gloppy and it sank into my skin straight away leaving it feeling velvety soft.  

I was worried how this would work with my sensitive and problematic skin, but it neither irritated nor caused any additional break outs, which was great!

In fact, the serum felt so light, I wasn’t convinced my skin would feel any different. How could something so light possibly have any kind of half decent effect?

Well, I was wrong. Come morning my skin felt supple and soft, non greasy and just generally, lovely!

I think I’d have to use it for a prolonged period of time to see any real results in terms of wrinkles and fine lines, but I am impressed.

The only real downside is the price. It’s £44 for 30ml and £65 for 50ml. I know you only need to use a small amount of product each night, but it’s still a lot of money to part with for just one part of your skincare routine.   

BUT, if you are concerned about the signs of ageing and want a product that will deliver, then you really should try this, you won’t be wasting your money.  

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Bourjois La Poudre de Riz de Java

Bourjois are celebrating their 150th birthday this year- who knew they’d be around so long!

To mark this milestone they have re-created their gorgeous, genuine cult product called La Poudre de Riz de Java which was their first ever international best selling product!


A delicately scented loose powder, the original Jarva Rice powder, whitened skin and offered ‘the velvety freshness of radiant youth’.

It became an overnight success in 1879 and became a much sought after product which originally marketed in 4 shades, white, pink, natural (flesh colour) and Rachel (cream colour). By the 1920’s there were 11 shades!

With the development of make-up, the production of Java Rice Powder was discontinued in France but continued to be Bourjois’ export speciality until the late 1930s.

Thankfully for us in 2013, Bourjois have decided to reinterpretation the line's original Java Rice Powder in celebration of their anniversary and it’s gorgeous peeps!

Encased within a cute, vintage inspired box is a delicate and pretty loose illuminating powder.
The powder is a pale pink shade and is ever so delicately fragranced- I’m not sure how to describe the fragrance other than it smells ‘vintage’!

The powder felt light and silky on my skin and blended beautifully to give just a hint of illumination and shimmer.

It wasn’t so pale that I was left with white powdery patches on my face and it wasn’t so shimmery that I looked like a fairy.

It is, in a word, perfect.

Bourjois’ LaPoudre De Riz De Java is available now and costs £9.99. 

It is currently available now exclusively at Selfridges before being released into Boots on September 4th.

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Win A Set Of Eylure Color Pop Lashes Signed By Katy Perry!

To celebrate the forthcoming launch of Katy Perry’s fragrance Killer Queen and upcoming release of her new single Roar, I’ve decided to give away one of my most prized possessions to you in the form of a competition.

Earlier this year I entered a competition to win a signed set of Katy’s Eylure lashes and won!

I am a HUGE KP fan but decided it’s time to pass them on to another huge fan.

The prize is a set of 4 of Katy’s Color Pop lashes in  KA-BOOM!, KA-POW!, KA-CHING! And KA-ZAAM!

They are presented in a box, and it is the back of this box in the thought bubble above Ms Perry’s head that she has signed her name.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win this signed set by the lady herself, just fill in the form below.

Huge luck to all of you and I hope whoever wins loves them!

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Benefit Advent Calendar!! Countdown To Love First Look!

Yesterday British Beauty Blogger broke some news that sent the blogging and beauty world into a frenzy!

She posted this picture online along with ‘They’ve only gone and done it bigger and better!’

Yes, it seems that Benefit will be the next brand to jump on the Beauty Advent Calendar band wagon and will be releasing theirs for the first time this year!

Photo courtesy of British Beauty Blogger
Very little is known about the calendar but Jane reveals that it will be on sale for just one day on November 4th and will cost £50.

I am soooooooooo excited by this news and will of course bring you more info as and when Benefit reveal it!


I've just heard that the Calendar is Called Countdown To Love and will contain 24 gifts including travel-sized versions of the brand's products, such as "that gal", the POREfessional, high beam, sun beam, benetint, posietint, BADgal lash, and ultra plush lip gloss; and a bracelet, necklace and barrette. 

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