Tag: SKINCARE

Top 5 Clarins Products.

Lifestyle July 13, 2019

Hey babes,

Sorry I missed last weeks upload but this post seemed to take me a lot longer than I thought it would to write. If you have been around over the past few weeks you will know that a few skin issues have made me completely change my beauty routine ( if you can call it that). After ditching the entirety of my make up bag, I’ve been slowly adding skin friendly products to my day to day face.

Clarins, has been such an amazing brand to find when my skin needed a lot of help. In the past 4 months an obsession with Clarins has developed and I think I’ve grown quite the pricey collection. Of course, I am sure that there’s much cheaper alternatives out there but since I’ve started using Clarins my skin has smoothed out and changed completely.

Any way, I digress, with my much needed switch up in beauty products I thought I’d write up my five favourite Clarins products.

SOS primer

I’ve never really been a primer lover, they never seem to work with my dry-oily skin. With my recent skin issues I decided it was time to give primers one last chance- and I’m so happy I did. Unlike, some other primers I’ve used,the SOS primer, is light enough that it doesn’t leave any clumpy residue and doesn’t slide off your face at the slightest bit of sweat. Perfect for oily girls like me!

The texture itself is pretty light and easy to apply. With a shimmer running through the product it would be easy to assume that it could feel gritty when applying, but you’d be wrong. Clarins SOS Primer, is smooth and velvety, in comparison to L’Oreals Lumi Magique primer, the SOS primer leaves your skin looking smooth, and dewy.

Clarins Bronzing Compact

By nature I’m pretty pale, in fact, there’s no pretty, I’m paler than milk. Bronzer is something I use daily to stop me looking like a boiled egg. Applying this bronzer n my temples, cheeks and below my chin, just seems to make me look so much healthier.

I’ve always been drawn to Clarins bronzers, purely because they are simply beautiful. Each summer Clarins releases limited addition bronzers and there packaging is simply beautiful. However, it’s not just the packaging that’s beautiful, this light bronzer gives you the summer bronze. Clarins Bronzing Compact, is s buildable, but doesn’t leave you looking like a tangerine. With hints of litter through out the compact, it just adds something to your skin. The compact uses a combination of a bronzer, a pink powder(which can be used as a blush) and a highlighter (which gives a stunning subtle highlight) allows a slight bit of dimension to your face.

Re-Charge Sleep Mask

In the past I’ve spoken about my skin, specifically the reaction I’ve suffered recently, so I’ve had my eye on this mask for a while. Being made from Shea butter, the sleep mask nourishes dry skin whilst diminishing any additional oils. What I love about this sleep mask is that you can use it as a mask or a night cream.

Applying a thick layer to the skin before bed, and rubbing into the skin until it’s tacky, allows to hydrate the skin when its in dyer need. Alternatively, use a pea size amount and rub into skin, to wake up to fresh, nourished skin.

Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed

After using 2 very impressive ‘travel’ sized facial washes, i fully intend n buying the full size.

This foaming face wash applies so easy to the skin, attaching it self to grit, make up and other skin nasties, with minimal effort. Facial wash the rinses away with a few hand fulls of water and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.

Skin Illusion Foundation

This foundation is a game changer for girls with redness. The light foundation creates a luminous base, with coverage. My daily go to is Estée Lauders Day Day Wear, and in comparison the over all feel is quite similar. Both products are super light weight, and illuminating, so if you use Estée Lauder Day wear, and want a medium coverage foundation for days when your skin needs a little more help, Clarins, Skin Illusion foundation is for you.

Clarins as a brand has been amazing whilst I’ve been combating my skin issues. Whilst my excema was taking over my face, the introduction of a few Clarins products helped smoothed my skin and ultimately became integral in not only my skin care routine but my make up one too. Obviously, Clarins is on the pricier side of beauty, but for my skin, it’s worth every penny, for the first time in a over a year I am so comfortable going make up free.

My bank my hate me, but my skin is glowing.

Always,

A Clarins convert.

*disclaimer- this is not an add. I have never worked with Clarins. The links throughout are not affiliate link, I earn nothing from sharing my love of this brand.*

3 Skin Care Items I Can’t Get Enough off.

Lifestyle, Uncategorized November 14, 2017

Hey Huns,

I’ve recently had the worst skin. Break outs, excess oil and please do not let me start ranting about my awfully dry forehead. I recently decided to invest in some skin care which will hopefully help clear the worst skin I’ve ever had.

A shake up.

I love Simple as a brand I really wanted to step away from my teenage self and focus on developing my skincare a little more. So, I decided to ditch the brand I love and try a few new things. One of which will most definitely surprise you.

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I’m so sorry about my pants images. Promise I’ll get better.

Liz Earle, Cleanse and Polish. £16.00

(Yes, I am fully aware that I am late to the party with this one.)

As my first Liz Earle product I wanted to try a classic- it’s safe to say I am not disappointed. Cleanse and polish melts make up away in a few minutes and leaves skin feeling cleansed and refreshed.  The cleansers thick texture and strong Aloe Vera smell is lovely and relaxing especially when your ‘wiping away the day’.

The only issue I have with the product is the muslin cloth. I feel it is made poorly compared to those of The Body shop. The edges of the cloth seem to fray quite easily, I imagine with further use the cloth will rip or become highly damaged.

L’Oréal Hydra Genius. *£6.65

Having combination skin can be a real bother when it comes to moisturizer. Having an oily nose and a dry T Zone means my skin both lacks and has too much moisture.

And it’s amazing.

With Aloe Vera being a key ingredients of L’Oreal Hydra Genius,  become  highly moisturised and soft to the touch. The product feels and looks like something a little on the rude side of things. Although, the nourishing formula will make you very happy that you rubbed in in your face and not immediately washed it off your hands.

All innuendos aside, this product is great for replenishing skin that needs a little extra  lift.

*currently on sale at boots usually retails for around £10.

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Living for this combo right now.

Primark Hydration Spray, £4.00

 

This £4.00, bad boy will change your skin! There I said it.

I have to admit,when I pick up this product I thought it was going to be awful, but I needed a product which would introduce moisture to my skin. Having never used a facial spray before I didn’t want to spend too much money- just in case I hated the application process.

The mist is quite fine and gentle. And smell like Aloe Vera (yes, there’s a common theme). The formula feels so gentle on my skin and is a great base for makeup. I really don’t think I could have asked for more for £4.00!

And there are my 3 current go to products. My skin is improving daily and I am so excited to see how my skin continues to develop using these products.

What are your go to products? Let me know in the comments.