All posts filed under: Skincare

A Night Cream That Wins

Last month I urgently made a facial appointment because my skin was dry, breaking out and oily, all at the same time. After 4 weeks, 2 facials and 1 new addition to my evening routine, my skin is looking and feeling so much better and so I thought I’d talk about my new game changing night cream! My mum picked up the Vichy Liftactiv Nuit Supreme but found it too rich and so when I was sprawled across her bed complaining about my skin, she kindly gave it to me to see if it would work better for my skin type. The Liftactiv Nuit Supreme is a rich and nourishing night cream that firms, moisturisers and smoothes my combination complexion. It has a light scent that I like and isn’t at all greasy or sticky. Once applied, it feels lightweight and leaves my skin firmly hydrated. At £30 for 50ml, I think it’s pretty well priced and since Vichy is available at Boots, it’s super easy to source. I never expected Vichy to perform so well; …

My Beauty Secrets

It was August 2014 when I bought my very first jar of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. A pop-up counter had just arrived in Selfridges Manchester and I was absolutely desperate to try the mystical potion of wonder for myself. 3 years on and countless different creams later, I find myself right back where I started – infatuated with Magic Cream. From Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré to Clarins HydraQuench and Kiehls Ultra Face Cream, nothing compares to CT MC, despite all my eager efforts. My secret to beautiful skin is a thorough skincare routine; this sumptuous crème has a light and illuminating formula like no other and instantly hydrates my lacklustre complexion. Magic Cream exudes a decadent rose aroma that is delicately feminine and as the glamorous jar resides on my vanity, I can’t help but think that this cream will always be worth its mighty £70 price tag. As I discussed here, I love using cream products especially in the summer because they create such a radiant and skin-like finish. Thus, when I spied the Nars Orgasm …

A Luminous Base From Guerlain

Late last year I spent a wonderful afternoon with Guerlain, trying out all their products both new and old. I picked up a whole array of makeup but there were three standouts, all of which are base products! I have been using these constantly since October, so I feel I can give a thorough and tested review. Firstly, let me say the service and product quality at Guerlain is exceptional, I loved everything I tried and I really admire the subtlety and elegance of the brand. The item I have used the most and sadly almost ran out of, is the Météorites Oxygen Care Moisturiser & Radiance Booster. This moisturiser has a smoothing and radiant effect on the skin and really illuminates the complexion. I use this as a pre-makeup base and find it really makes a difference in the luminosity and hydration of my makeup throughout the day. It has a pearlescent glow and carries the signature delicate violet scent, but nothing lingering or offensive. I have been addicted to using this, thus why I only …

Clarins HydraQuench Cream | Say Goodbye to Dry Skin!

I have just purchased my third jar of the Clarins HydraQuench moisturising face cream and I still haven’t done a raving blog post on it. This is so overdue! Much like the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, which I still adore by the way, the Clarins HydraQuench cream is richly moisturising and smells divine! The silky consistency glides over the skin effortlessly and still has that luxuriousness to it. The non-oily formula firms the skin and the creamy gel texture promotes an immediate cooling effect as it is absorbed. It is also amazing underneath makeup or mixed in with your foundation, as it adds a glorious radiance to your complexion as well as sheering out that full coverage. I depend on the HydraQuench cream morning, night and before makeup application and have been doing so for months. It is perfect for my dehydrated and dry skin since it has such a hydrating formula. This cream is especially ideal for the colder months as those pesky dry patches appear! It leaves my skin smooth, soothed and hydrated, also when I miss …

My Ride or Die

I feel like there are so many amazing beauty products out right now that it’s hard to narrow down what to treat yourself to and what is actually good! I personally love to know what other people’s holy grail products are, to help me decide what I should try! Lets start in the shower, shall we? Body wash: Molton Brown Eucalyptus Body Wash. I am obsessed with this! The scent is to die for – I feel it makes my bathroom smell like a spa, and who wouldn’t want that? Shampoo: Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo. Ever since I got my hair cut short, I have been after a beachy look and this shampoo gives me the bounce, texture and wave I crave! Moving on to skin care & makeup… Moisturiser: Clarins HydraQuench Cream. This is the bomb. Other than CT Magic Cream, nothing hydrates my complexion like it. I am also obsessed with the slight scent of it too, so dreamy and spa like! Base: Chanel Les Beiges. 70% of the time I will reach for a tinted …