Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Liz Earle Skincare Essentials Regime - Review.

I got my first official pay cheque last month, and let's be honest. I was never exactly going to save it. I've splurged on quite a lot of things and I've been toying with the idea of doing a haul of everything I bought? Let me know!

One of the things I invested in which was an actually sensible purchase rather than some of the more frivolous ones I made (A silk dressing gown - don't ask!) was the Liz Earle Skincare Essentials Regime. I've used a whole bottle of the cult beauty product Cleanse & Polish  and I loved it then so I thought I'd give it another go, and whilst I was on the Liz Earle website I was drawn in by the offer of the 'August Skincare Essentials Offer' which was a full size Cleanse & Polish, Muslin Cloth, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Skin Repair Moisturiser and FREE (yes FREE!) 40ml Sheer Skin Tint as well as a little mini Instant Boost Skin Tonic which is perfect for travelling all for £41! Which was just really too good to refuse, I wanted to make sure that I used everything enough to warrant a proper review on it, skincare of course if very subjective because everyone's skin is different but these are my thoughts on this range:

What Liz Earle Say:
  • Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser:
    • "A rich, concentrated cream that gently removes daily grime and make-up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin clear, smooth and exceptionally clean. Used with the pure muslin cloth it lifts away dead skin cells, revealing fresh, radiant skin."
  • Instant Boost Skin Tonic:
    • "This heavenly floral-scented toner refreshes, soothes and brightens your skin."
  • Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination Skin:
    • "Light, yet rich in naturally active skin nourishing ingredients, including; borage oil a rich source of the essential fatty acid GLA, echinacea, hops, avocado oil, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) and the natural antioxidants beta-carotena and vitamin E to replace lost moisture and help protect the skin."
  • Sheer Skin Tint:
    • "The perfect way to enhance your skin. Our rich, creamy formula leaves skin looking naturally dewy, even and radiant. With mineral SPF15,plus our own specially selected blend of botanicals. You'll love its sheer coverage and lightweight feel."

What I Say:
  • Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser:
    • I like this just as much as the first time I used it, It's creamy and rich without leaving my skin feeling greasy or like it's clogging my pores. It feels lovely and moisturising with the most lovely floral/herbal soothing smell. It's made my skin so soft and smooth and removes every trace of make-up from my face. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Cannot recommend it enough.
  • Instant Boost Skin Tonic:
    • This is the first time I've actually used a Toner *slaps wrist* , I've wanted to try one for a while and so far I've been really impressed, it smells even more floral than the Cleanse and Polish but still really nice and refreshing. It feels really soothing, but removes any of the last residue or make-up I've missed.
  • Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination Skin:
    • So far I've been enjoying this moisturiser, it's possibly a bit rich for my skin even if it is for combination skin but using a teeny amount covers my face well and it keeps my skin from getting dry for the whole day. 
  • Sheer Skin Tint:
    • For someone that prefers a medium coverage, I like this product a surprising amount. It's sheer and lightweight, while still actually covering blemishes and my dark circles! It's quite thick consistency and blends like a dream, doesn't feel heavy on the skin and has the most beautiful dewy finish. I am really really impressed!

So, in conclusion. I am very very happy with the entire Essentials Regime, my skin has been clearer, more hydrated and much softer. I will be repurchasing all of this when it runs out. HAPPY BUNNY!

Q- Have you tried any of the Liz Earle products? What are your favourites?

Lots of Love, Daisy xxx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Lush facemask review - 'BB Seaweed'

Lush facemasks are something that in the beauty blogger world are raved about endlessly, and having had absolutely not experience with them I was always a bit curious. So when I was on my big payday spending spree, living like I'd won the lottery I popped into the Lush in the shepherds bush Westfield, where I spent a good 15 minutes going through all the different facemasks with a very sweet (albeit a bit odd) man that worked there who kept massaging my fingers and making up rhymes so I could remember the ingredients in the mask.

I eventually settled on the BB Seaweed mask because I wanted one which was exfoliating but not too drying because I do tend to get dry around my nose but blocked pores everywhere else.

Lush say: "Relaxing, reviving, mineral-rich mask to cleanse, soften and beautify. Fresh nutritious seaweed, cleansing kaolin, antiseptic honey, calming aloe vera and rose absolute to make this a great mask for everyone."

The mask itself is a greenish grey with a grainy, thick, houmous like consistency with bits of seaweed in it. It doesn't feel like the most pleasant mask to apply in my opinion, but this is the first ever fresh facemask I've tried so maybe that's how they're supposed to feel. The smell is one thing I definitely don't like, it's a sort of herbal smell which reminds me of lavender which makes me gag at the best of times! The mask feels lovely and soothing when it's on, and when i washed it off I did really appreciate the exfoliating particles in it and left my skin feeling beautifully soft and really clean. It didn't dry my skin out and felt like a really lovely treat for my skin, i think in future I'd like to try some of the other different lush facemasks and see how I get on with them.

Q- Whats your favourite lush product?

Lots of love, Daisy xxx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Autum face - Berry Lips (FOTD)

Autumn's almost here! Finally, it's felt like summer has been dragged out and disappointing and I am very much looking forward to crisp air, crunchy leaves and baggy jumpers. And as the weather is changing, I find myself reflecting that in my makeup - queue berry lips, smoky eyes and strong brows!

(Excuse crappy phone quality)

I'm not one for jumping on every 'seasonal' make-up trend but I do find myself generally going a bit darker and a bit heavier when the weather gets colder. I can't wait!

Q- Do you follow make-up trends? 

Lots of Love Daisy xxx

P.S I'm wearing nyx lip liner pencil in 'Bloom' and Topshop Cheek and Lip Tint in 'Bitten Berry' over the top

Monday, 3 September 2012

FOTD - my work face!

As a few of you may now know, partly because I don't shut up about it. I work at the Body Shop. I like it a lot and I'm enjoying myself, but having had a saturday job in a pet shop for the past two years as the only thing I can compare it to I must admit this is a TAD more glamorous! Haha.

Having been a girl that spent 90%  of the time rolling up to work with not a scrap of make-up on, hair scraped up in a pineapple on the top of my head, barely out the shower having to wear a full face of makeup to work and actually look vaguely presentable has been a bit of a shock. I do love experimenting with 'work friendly' makeup looks though, because obviously working in the Body Shop I can't come in my face dripping in slap with a smoky eye and a bright red lip (I wish I could). 

So I thought I'd do a little FOTD for ya! Enjoooooooooooooooooooy :) 

I'm wearing:
Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Bourjois Delice De Soleil Bronzer
Topshop Highlighter in Sunbeam
Soap and Glory Lid Stuff in What's Nude 
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner 
Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara
Topshop Lipstick in Pillow Talk 

QUESTION- What makeup do you wear for work? How much is too much? 

Lots of Love Daisy xxxx