Friday, 22 November 2013


When it comes to skincare I'll do my research, I now wont buy something unless I've read the ingredients and I can make sure it will get on with my Blemish-prone skin. With these hyped up products not working for me it just goes to show not everything will work for everyone.

I love a good clay mask, so the combination of a clay mask and cleanser sounded amazing but Ren's ClearCalm 3 Clay Cleanser really isn't all that amazing. After learning that clay has no cleansing properties to it, all this did was leave a weird film on the face that contributed to a nasty breakout. At first me and Emma Hardie's Moringa Cleansing Balm got on like a house on fire, I was using it every night and even using it as a mask at times but then the break outs started and I found my skin wasn't to found of all the essential oils. As soon as you start reading blog's Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish is all over the place but its rich formula containing Cocoa Butter did nothing but clogged my pores and left my skin looking very dull. 

Caudalie's Beauty Elixir is a mix of water, alcohol and skin irritating essential oils. It just didn't do anything, no helping with blemishes, no perking up the skin and it didn't even smell that nice. This one was a tough one because I actually do like Origins Vitazing, I guess it fits more into the 'disappointing products' category. It leave a beautiful finish to the skin, blurs imperfections but it contains Shea Butter and my skin hates the stuff.

Clarin's Lotus Oil is one I'm on the fence about. A day or twos use clears up a bad break out but longer than that can cause a breakout. My skin doesn't get on well with oils, they're always a little to rich for me. Not included is EsteƩ Lauder's Advance Night Repair (the bottle is long gone). This did nothing, it didn't help with pigmentation marks or at moisturising the skin.

What are you 'Not worth the hype' skin care products?

Friday, 1 November 2013


Today I bring you another new release from Bourjois but a not-so-new product from the brand. For their 150th Anniversary they have re-released and reinvented their original bestseller along with vintage themed packaging too.

In its updated packaging complete with twist lock mechanism comes a translucent pinky toned powder that instantly brightens, blurs any imperfections and blends seamlessly into the skin. Now don't be put off by the glitter, tested in direct sunlight there's no chance of looking like a discoball and under flash you won't look like you've got fallout all over your face.  

Its one fault - the smell! Like a few of Bourjois' other products its strongly perfumed, which could be a problem for those with sensitive skin. All is forgiven though for its beautiful finish and excellent value for money at £9.99