Sunday, 21 August 2016

The Body Shop : Down to Earth Quad {Smokey Grey Version)


I love The Body shop products and some of my favourite's have been from the makeup range. I had my first makeup consultation there when I was younger (many moon's ago). So i am very excited and grateful too The Body Shop for allowing me to trial a new eyeshadow palette.
About : 
Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, The Body Shop® is a global beauty brand built on making people feel good – face, body and soul. Seeking to make a positive difference by offering high-quality, naturally-inspired skincare, hair care and make-up produced ethically and sustainably. Having more than 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries. 

Smokey Grey Quad {Also available Gold, Plum, Brown, Black)
Discover a wide range of neutral shades to highlight the natural beauty of all skin tones & eye colours.
~ The new quads each have a built in mirror, and the individual shades all click in and out of the palette casing, so you can switch shades between palettes and quads. (Please note that the palette is prefilled, so shades can’t be swapped prior to purchase.)
~ The nature powered formula comes in 8 shades with x3 different finishes: true mattes, iridescent shimmers and eye-catching sparkles.
~ All the shades can be used dry for easy blending, or wet for more intense, vibrant colour. This can help to create defined lines and strokes.
Palette & Shadow's
The palette is a sleek and well set out with 4 cohesive shadows that blend well together. Soft and buttery in texture these eyeshadows need a good primer, so they last longer.

Overall view
I attempted the first two looks on the box card and found that the pink shade on the first look to be a very pale, much lighter colour then appearing within the pan. This first look is a very clean look for daily wear, using the darkest shadow used for an eyeliner. The second look I achieved by using the colours mentioned and some glitter pigment on the lid. I used a glitter to emphasise the grey shades more. These suggested look's are a really handy tool, as they show what can be achieved with that set of colours and plus where to place and blend each shade. 
I absolutely love the texture of the shadows with there creamy, buttery feeling. They are easy to apply and are pigmented when swatched. I found it very versitile with the new push out palette, I can swap and change out colour's as I wish. It made me realise that I only require four shades to complete my daily look. I would love to try the other quads available and see how the colour's compare and look's that can be achieved. Im very impressed with the "Grey" quad and how the shadow's have performed. They blend well and have great pigmentation also. 

Can be found at any "Body shop" branch or online. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

My little friend Box - August Edition


Its summer and the sun has definatly been out and shining for all too see and enjoy. Along with sunshine come's the oppertunity to make amazing memories with family and friend's. This month's box  is inspired by friend's 
About : My Little Box is a hand-picked and beautifully designed box of fashion, beauty and lifestyle surprises. With accessories, products and other goodies created exclusively for you and based around a different theme every month, each box promises to delight the lucky recipient.
Content's : 
- My little Magazine 
- Nail care kit
- Beauty bag included within is Batiste hairspray, My little beauty lip balm and Kadalys creme
- Clipon fisheye lense from Printic
- Bag of Propercorn popcorn 
- A5 inspirational card 

- Clipon fisheye lense from Printic
Ive not had any experience of these attachments for phone's, so im eager to try this and see the difference (if any) it has on the picture's im able to capture. 
I will post some of the photo's I capture with this lense via my social media, as id love to know what you think. 
- Nail care kit
Now whilst im happy with this kit as i dont own one and its a handy item to carry. I must say the presentation is spot on a 10/10 with top mark's to whomever designed this. 

- Beauty bag included within is Batiste hairspray, My little beauty lip balm and Kadalys creme
A great size hairspray from Batiste which is great for summer, as will keep my hair off my neck and face. There is a lovely size Kadalys creme to help keep your skin moisturised during the hot summer months. Then finally the My little beauty lip balm with SPF, always handy to have a lipbalm in your handbag so your lips stay looking plump and hydrated. 

- Bag of Propercorn popcorn 
Hand-popped corn with the perfect balance of sea salt and sweet brown sugar. Packed in an environment that packs nuts. May contain the occasional un-popped kernel. Suitable for vegans

- My little friend's Magazine 
As always the feature magazine from My little box. This has a front cover which has a "friends" illustration in keeping with this month's box. 

- A4 decorative card 
A "Girl power" themed card in keeping with the friends box. It's a fantastic blessing to have friends around you, plus handy to be reminded about how strong your friendships can be. 


Overall view 
I love the theme and box's presentation with the beautiful blue water and illustration. Also the content's are all fabulous handbag must haves, that we all at some point go on the hunt for. Again  the presentation is beautiful on the Nail kit and also the beauty bag with its heart design. I really enjoyed the popcorn treat that was included also and will be ordering some more. It was a really good box this month and I think it was put together well and fitted the theme, plus it had a lovely summery vibe. I cant wait to see whats in store for next month. 


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Dermalex - Psoriasis cream



Having had psoriasis for nearly 22 years, I can say Ive probably used every cream on the market. When I flare up and its at its worst I have to use more emolliants to moisturise and ensure my skin does not crack. Im trying Dermalex to see if it does work and how it feels. 

About : Dermalex reduces the typical symptoms by normalising skin cell production and maturation time. It accelerates the skin barrier recovery via activation of the skin's own repair mechanism and fortifies the skin barrier through the creation of a protective shield and prevention of water loss from inside to outside. Dermalex Repair Psoriasis is a dermatological product for the treatment of Psoriasis skin symptoms such as scaling, itching, red spots, hardened and thickened skin. Clinically proven to reduce itching and scaling from 2 weeks

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Dermalex Repair Psoriasis does not contain corticosteroids, tar or tar products, vitamin D3 analogues, vitamin A-derivatives, suphur (S), keratolytic substances like salicylic acids and colourants.
Dermalex Repair Psoriasis
The packaging is sharp and to the point, which is something i do prefer in creams. So on removal from the packaging the tube of cream is the same. With this cream you only need a small amount and it goes so far.
My skin is dry and flaky on a normal flare up, this is hard to get on top of unless your not stressed. Unfortunately I was very stressed this month with going into hospital for an operation. So upon application I did notice is burns and stings quite a bit, not uncomfortably but you will notice it.
 After having used the Dermalex its got my skin looking good and not as angry. Im going to try and continue to use this cream, then see if it can just improve this final stage.

So overall I like Dermalex as it does work and help my skin. Each persons skin is different and reacts in different ways. My experience was upon application when absorbing, it was stinging and felt uncomfortable.(Nothing a good book wont fix as a distraction) Then when absorbed it penetrates the skins layers and helps to get rid of all dead skin, so I would recommend a shower/bath with a good exfoliator. I would recommend for anyone whom is looking for a good cream which is absorbent and does not wipe off as the day goes. Dermalex is defiantly a cream which stays on the skin and removes the most stubborn of layers.   

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