A Couple of Skin Saviours

Recently my skin has been awful with a capital A. It’s been so dry and dehydrated and I have been desperate to fix it so I’ve been hunting for things that might work.

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Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme (£14)

I came across this moisturiser in a little independent pharmacy in my local town and the things it says on the tube sounded promising so I bought it. Bioderma is a brand that I have never used before but I have heard a lot of good things about their micellar waters so I thought it would be worth giving a go. The moisturisers I’ve used in the past have always been a bit meh, they were never quite right and most of them either broke me out or left my skin feeling soft but tight which I HATE! Although the moisturiser says it is for normal to combination skin, it is so so hydrating and makes my skin feel really soft, smooth and best of all, no dry patches! I also love that the tube has a pump on it, not just a squeezy tube.

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (£6)

I have never used a serum before but I heard saw Fleur De Force talk about this brand and how it works (you can watch her video here) and I thought it sounded like what my skin might need so I gave it a go. Let me tell you, I love this stuff. Although the combination of this and the moisturiser above are what has helped my skin I reckon most of it is down to this, and it’s so affordable! It feels like I’m giving my skin a long drink when I put this on and you only need a tiny amount too! Seriously love!!

Thanks so much for reading!

 

 

 

Sisley Skincare Review

I have been trying the Sisley skincare that was i the box I was sent for my birthday a while ago and let me tell you, it is so luxurious!

Sisley Lyslait Cleansing Milk with White Lily – £70

This cleanser claims to clean deeply but gently and remove makeup and impurities and I would completely agree with that. My skin feels so clean and soft after using this. Lyslait maintains the balance in dry and sensitive skin which I love because my skin is always so dry and dehydrated so any extra moisture I can get is so good! The White Lily extract is meant to create a sensation of comfort and leave the skin feeling luminous, supple, and soft and it definitely does, my skin glows the day after using this.

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Sisley Floral Toning Lotion – £61.50

The Floral Toning Lotion for removing makeup completely and cleansing the skin and this toner does leave the skin feeling so clean and clear. The extracts of rose, cornflower, and Witch Hazel soothe and soften the skin which makes it so good for dry, sensitive skin and I love how hydrating this is especially along with the Lyslait cleanser.

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Sisley Eye and Lip Contour Balm – £81.50

Personally I just use this balm around my eye area because I don’t need it round my lips but I love it just for that. The combination of tomato phytostimulines and vegetable proteins in the eye balm are really good for treating under-eye puffiness and smoothing and moisturising the skin around the eyes. It is supposed to help to protect the delicate skin and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (I can’t test this yet but it probably does a great job because it’s so hydrating!). It freshens up your eyes because the gel like texture is so cooling and it makes you feel so much more awake in the morning.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Will you treat yourself to a product from the Sisley counter?

Thanks for reading!

Alice x

 

 

A Belated March Faves

I’ve had quite a lot of favourites throughout this month, things that have really stood out to me or things I’ve re-discovered so here they all are in a blog post for you.

We’ll start with makeup because it’s the best, am I right?

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer 01

I’ve had this for a while now and as you can see it’s well loved but it didn’t get much use over winter and now I feel like spring is properly here (fingers crossed) I have been wearing it almost everyday. I like it because it isn’t orange and it is so pigmented but it’s not shimmery or sparkly. Just a nice natural bronzer. I also like that it comes in a range of different shades, I have 01 because I have a fair skin tone but it goes to shade 04 which is quite dark.

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Soap and Glory Brow Archery Pencil

I bought this really recently after hearing really good things about it and I have to agree with all the hype. Mine’s in the shade ‘blondeshell’ and although it’s light (I’m a brunette) it works so well and makes my brows look full. The nib of the pencil is tiny which is really good because you can draw really fine hairs and get a natural look with it.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Lip Glossy – My Best Girl Friend

These are similar to the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Chubby Lip Pencils in that they are also a chubby lip pencil which, as the name would suggest, are glossy. Because of their glossiness the colour is quite sheer and the colour I have is a coral pink colour which is really pretty for spring.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Cream Eyeshadow Stick – Movie Star Crush

These are soooooo nice. They are so soft and apply really creamily which makes them easy to blend out. The pigmentation is insane, they are so opaque and the colour I have is so beautiful, a mauvy-bronze colour and even though they are so creamy once they’ve been blended they are not going anywhere. They will not budge! If there was one thing you were going to buy from this post it should be this! Below is a photo of it swatched, the left is blended and the right isn’t.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

I bought this recently too and I love it for applying cream face products, especially cream blush. It applies it really naturally and it is so nice to use because it is so soft.

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Right, now on to skincare…

No.7 Youthful Eye Serum

I’m only 15 and you probably wouldn’t think I need something with the word ‘youthful’ in it but I received this free from No.7 and I love it. I get really dry patches under my eyes and on my eyelids and this saves them overnight. It is so hydrating and leaves the skin so smooth.

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Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy with Rose and Almond Oil

This is such a basic product, you probably read Vaseline and thought ‘does that even count as beauty, I thought that was in my first aid drawer’ but that is where you would be wrong, my friend. This saved my lips! I was given a sample of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and that also saved my lips but buying it full size would not have done my purse any favours so I saw that this had two types of oil in it and gave it a go. My lips are now never cracked or dry or sore, not to mention it smells incredible.

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Random Fave

A random favourite of mine this month has been the TV show Once Upon a Time. I watch it on Netflix and I have been loving it. I’m up to date on Season 5 and it is getting so so so good, I’m totally hooked (if you watch it you’ll see what I did there) and I think you’ll love it too if you like Disney and fairy tales and adventure.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and you have had a good Easter break! Please excuse my nails in the photos, they look awful and need re painting!

Love, Alice x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Evening Skincare Routine

I love beauty and pampering and I also think its really important to look after your skin in general, not to mention trying loads of products is really fun and exciting!

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I start my skincare routine by removing my make – up using the Garnier Micellar Water. This product is nice because it is light and does get all of my make – up off however I know that using just a Micellar Water isn’t enough to properly cleanse my skin and soon I would like to get my hands on a cream or a balm cleanser to properly cleanse.

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Next I tone with the Clarins Toning Lotion ( atm I use a sample size ) and I really like this because it leaves my face feeling really fresh and clean, it also helps get rid of breakouts and spots which is always a bonus.

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After toning I moisturise using The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Lotion SPF 15 , which says it is a moisturiser for all skin types but I would say it is more for normal to dry skin because I feel it could be a bit to oily for someone with oily skin.

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Finally I use the No.7 Youthful Eye Cream. This product is really cooling under my eyes and makes my under eye area feel so soft. It also helps my concealer not to crease because it smooths out the skin.

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Do you have any skincare items you think I should check out? Thanks for reading

Alice xxx