Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Weekend Post #1: REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask


It goes without saying I am the biggest face mask fiend and I am constantly looking for a face mask that is going to clear up my skin and make it feel squeaky clean. I have tried endless amounts of masks, budgets buys and higher end ones, I can't get enough.  Now, being an oilier faced gal I've definitely educated myself into what NOT to put on my skin. Parabens, Mineral Oil, no thank you! So after discovering this on numerous beauty blogs (and spying Millie Mac had also used it) I knew I had to try. Anyway, I slapped this on this morning and here's the breakdown...

This is packed full of natural good stuff which I am all for. Passion fruit, grape, pineapple, a little like what I have for breakfast but for your face. These natural acids act as an exfoliator whilst encouraging cell renewal giving you gorgeous, glass like skin. It also gets rid of all those nasty dead skin cells which are the culprit of those blackheads we all hate. Now, I have made one slight rookie error in the fact I applied this in the AM. On the box it does state that it is suitable for all skin types EXCEPT those with sensitive skin. During application, I did feel a slight tingle but this is expected yet when I did remove it I was left with a rather tomato complexion. Not good when you're about to go out for dinner. However, the redness does subside but I would definitely put this on before bed so you wake up with gorgeous skin, minus the "glow".

It's pretty amaze. Smells like marmalade and looks like it but does a hell of a lot more. I am hoping with continued use that it does improve my skin as I have been having a rather horrendous time when it comes to the good ol' stratum corneum, Eve Lom cleansing balm I am looking at you! But that's a different story for a different day... REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask is definitely going to be my new Sunday night BFF. 

Has anyone else tried any other REN products? 

REN is avaliable online, Space NK stores, Fenwicks, John Lewis and Selfridges.


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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dream Team: The Makeup


Lately, my make up mantra has been "less is more" and is a far cry to the heavy coverage slap I used to cake my face in. These 4 little god sends have been gracing my face for a good couple of months lately and I am bloomin' obsessed!
I've forever been on the hunt for a foundation that has half decent coverage which gives a fresh glow but nothing has come up to the mark until a little peak into Space NK. I was initially drawn to Chantecaille's tinted moisturizer "Just Skin" but the sales assistant protested I tried their foundation "Future Skin" instead. It declares itself as an oil free, gel foundation providing a medium to full coverage. It also claims it is a treatment on the skin once washed off. I tried it on in straight away and I was sold. It was everything I was looking for! Now this little beauty will set you back a wallet wincing £58, luckily I had saved quite a lot on my N.Dulge card so it did soften the blow a little...
And of course I use the holy grail of bronzers, NARS Bronzer in Laguna. Say no more. It's perfect. Along with NARS blusher in Deep Throat (cue giggles.) This just compliments everything and I actually feel like I've caught a little sun!

A few month ago I purchased Chantecaille's Lip Chic in Geranium. Wow. This lipstick is amazing. It completely hydrates my lips while giving off a softly pigmented peachy tint. I cannot put this down at all and it smells divine.

Another victory to Space NK...I'm sure I'm due another visit soon?



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