Sunday, 31 March 2013

Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion Review

Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion £50.00 available from SpaceNK

This has pretty much been glued to my bathroom shelf lately, my skin has been suffering due to my ill health and I have been trying to find some products to help sort it out. The Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion has been brilliant at rejuvenating my skin and polishing away clogged pores. With natural exfoliants of Silica, Pearl and Lava that give this a creamy feel yet you can still feel it working, something that for me is a must I need to feel an exfoliator working to get deep into my pores. It is still however alright to be used on even sensitive skins. The formulation has been made to help reduce the look of pores, age spots, fade discolouration/pigmentation and smoothing the skin so lines & wrinkles will appear lessened. Simply take a small amount and massage in a circular motion on damp, or dry skin depending on what you prefer, then rinse off with warm water and you reveal new bright skin. I love how my skin feels after using this twice a week, I haven't touched another exfoliator since I started using this as none have given me results like this. If you are looking to try something new and really want to improve your skins texture and appearance, you have to try this out I really can't say a bad word about it.

Do you have a favourite Darphin product, tell me in the comments! Or let me know if you love this too?

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder Review

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder £41.00 from SpaceNK

By Terry is one of my favourite brands, though it is an expensive brand, I can't think of a bad thing to say about anything I've tried. The Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder is a new product in the fact the powder is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and it gives you a flawless soft finish. This finely milled powder is all about perfecting your skin, smoothing, concealing pores, blurring imperfections and all without any feeling of wearing a powder. Impressive. You can use this under makeup as a primer or over to set everything, being formulated with the Hyaluronic Acid means it will help to retain moisture in your skin, keeping your skin flawless. The fact you need such a small amount lets this product go the distance, I apply this using the rolling method with my fingers to areas that I need to blur (pores mainly) and then dust a little over the rest of my face. I would love to see By Terry bring this out in a compact version which would make it easier for travelling, but that's only because my makeup bag is tiny so anything compact is a plus for me.

Don't be put off by the price as this is a truly amazing product that will give your skin a flawless finish, do pop into your nearest By Terry counter to try this out and you won't be disappointed.

What are your thoughts about this new powder, have you tried it out?

My week #1

//1//Testing new products//2//Returning home from another far too long hospital stay//3//My favourite ice cream mint choc chip//4//Loving Sleeks matte lipstick - review this week//5//Enjoying having my BF home after 3 months apart//6//Wrapping up in fur to keep cosy//7//Lunch fave this week of chicken noodle soup & fresh bread//8//New Escada Cherry In The Air perfume is gorgeous//9//Having a pink makeup moment//

Something a little different on the blog today, since I've become obsessed with using Instagram for every photo now I thought at the end of each week I'd share some of my fave snaps or moments from the week. Make sure you follow me too: MakeupLoveerBlog

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Lips: Lime Crime and Kelly Brook

I have found myself moving away from colour again and going through a nude lip phase, I have been loving how these two products work together. I have been a fan of Lime Crime for years now, I have quite a few of their lipsticks as they feel great and the pigmentation is insane for such a creamy lipstick. This is 'Coquette' their nude shade, it is one of my favourite nudes as it just seems to look fabulous whether I have a tan or not. As for the lipgloss from the Kelly Brook for New Look collection, I was pleasantly surprised by how this looked on, good pigmentation and the formula isn't sticky. I can't stand an overly sticky lipgloss. Overall the Kelly Brook collection surprised me and i will be showing you some more products from the collection over the next week.

Do you love a nude lip? What products do you reach for?

Saturday, 2 March 2013

The Body Shop's New Brand Activist Leona Lewis

We all fell in love with her and her voice on the X Factor back in 2006, going on to win the series and take the world by storm with over twenty million album sales. Teaming up with The Body Shop seemed a natural fit for Leona, who is a long-time vegetarian and animal lover, marrying perfectly with The Body Shops's vision of cruelty-free beauty. Leona will be assisting the brand and NGO Cruelty Free International on their campaign to end the animal testing in the cosmetics industry forever, adding to the ban on cosmetics being tested on animals that will come into place on March 11th this year in the EU. Leona has also collaborated with them to create a cruelty-free make-up and fragrance collection, 'Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis', which includes 100% vegetarian cosmetics in the new must have on trend shades. 

What Leona says: “I’m passionate about beauty and I’m all about animal rights. As a result, I’m really conscious of where the products that I use come from. The Body Shop sells cruelty free, ethical products containing amazing Community Fair Trade ingredients. The collaboration is a natural fit!

The Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis is available at selected stores from 26th March 2013 and to celebrate the partnership, Leona will also be holding an exclusive gig for fans which will be live streamed on March 26th 2013.  For more information on the gig, follow The Body Shop on Facebook.