2 September 2014

Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant Review

dove invisible dry deodorant review
My deodorant of choice lately has been the Sure Maximum Protection Antiperspirant but I've been testing out the Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant this week which claims to leave no marks on 100 colours. The campaign behind this new product is designed to make women feel more confident wearing colour. I know how easy and safe it is to just stick to monochrome outfits but we should be more adventurous with our colour choices!

This Dove deodorant and I have been through a lot of sweat-inducing events together this week including a visit to the dentist, a first date and an hour long yoga session.

The deodorant contains translucent anti-perspirent ingredients meaning it leaves no white marks. I love these compressed style deodorants, the smaller size is perfect for travelling and popping in your handbag. The scent is very fresh and lasts most of the day. I often find with deodorants my underarms can feel irritated and dry but I haven't had any problems with this. This isn't the best deodorant I've tried for stopping sweat but I haven't experienced any white marks from it - yay!

Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant* retails at £3.79


1 September 2014

Drugstore Makeup For Pale Skin

makeup for pale skin
Us pale people have got to stick together. As a highstreet girl at heart I know just how hard it can be to purchase makeup that doesn't leave you feeling all Jersey Shore-like. All I want in life is to apply foundation and not have to worry about a having gravy line or my neck and face not matching. Here are my top makeup picks for pale skin.

Revlon Nearly Naked
I find Revlon great for lighter shades of foundation. As the name suggests this is a really light-weight, natural looking foundation. The coverage is light and you will need concealer if you want to cover blemishes. I find L'oreal and Bourjois also good for lighter foundation shades.
Maybelliene Dream Sun Triple Bronzing Powder in Blonde
If you ever thought your were too fair-skinned for bronzer think again. This bronzing trio is designed specially for blondes. When blended the colours look very natural on the skin, which isn't easy when you're fair like me. The shades don't look orange either and it definitely helps having three different colours to work with.
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107
You don't need pale skin to rock a dark lip but I think berry shades look particularly amazing contrasted against a pale complexion. Rimmel 107 is the ultimate dark lipstick on the highstreet. A shout out goes to the Bourjois Velvet Rouge Editions too.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Just like choosing the right shade foundation, it can be tricking to find a light concealer. I swear by the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 'Fair 1' which works for me even on my palest days.
L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer 
If you wanted to add some highlight to your skin without looking translucent I really like the L'oreal lumi Magique Primer. It's a white, shimmery liquid which looks very natural when applied under foundation.

Fellow caspers, let me in on your makeup must haves for fair skin.

30 August 2014

Beyond Organic Rejuvenating Serum Review

beyond organic rejuvenating serum

I love to support British Beauty brands so I jumped at the chance to try something from skincare brand, Beyond Organic. Their products are full of goodness which isn't just good news for your skin but also the environment. The products are 100% natural and certified organic.

I was sent a little sample of the Rejuvenating Serum which I've been using every night for the past couple of weeks. It's highly concentrated and has an orange tint to it which gives skin a slight golden glow. It can be used on any skin type and considering it has quite an oily texture it worked great with my combination skin. The two main ingredients in this are Rosehip oil and Sea Buckthorn; these help to protect your skin from damage whilst penetrating deeply into the skin. This is quite a heavy serum so I just stick to using a few drops at night time. In the morning my skin is left feeling super soft and radiant. It's hard to describe the results but my skin just looks a lot clearer if I use this before bed! If you don't mind spending a bit more on organic skincare products definitely skin out this brand.

Beyond Organic Rejuvenating Serum* 30ml £30.76

27 August 2014

Current Morning Skincare Routine

Let's talk about skincare today. Skincare is something I enjoy and I actually look forward to cleansing my face. I'm all for doing more for your skin at night, less on your skin in the morning so I don't use a lot of products in the AM. Here's the lowdown on the skincare items I reach for through half open eyes every morning.

My skin is combination and get's oily around the t-zone section. In the morning I'll always cleanse my skin. Cleanser is the one skincare product I'm not very loyal to and always change up. At the minute I'm using the Eucerin Dermo Cleanser. I also love the No7 Cleansing balm, L'oreal Cleansing oil and the LE Hot Cloth Cleanser. After, I'll sweep over a toner as I love how refreshed and soothed my skin feels after. I'm currently liking the Time Delay Daily Exfoliating Toner. If my skin is feeling irritated or dull I'll spritz on a facial mist like the Avene Thermale Water. Next, I apply an eye cream before using moisturiser, a little tip I picked up from skincare expert, Caroline Hirons. I like the L'oreal Skin Perfection eye cream which is slightly tinted and helps to conceal my pesky dark circles. I finish it all off with a light moisturiser that contains SPF such as the Avene Light Hydrance. I'll normally change to a heavier cream in the winter but right now this is my summer skincare routine.

Let me know if you'd like to hear about my evening skincare routine or skincare extra's!

26 August 2014

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