Monday, 13 May 2013

Recent Beauty Buys! ft Giorgio Armani, Mac, Bobbi Brown and Origins

Recent Beauty Buys ft Giorgio Armani, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Origins
Hey lovelies! Today I have a little haul for you, these are a few beauty products I have picked up over the past two weeks. I decided I would try not to buy any beauty products unless I really needed to like if I ran out of foundation - kind of like a spending ban but only for beauty products. I can't say I have been very restrained judging by this haul but I just couldn't resist these items as I had been lusting over a couple of them for a while now and the deals/discounts lured me in!

First off House of Fraser, I ordered online as they had 10% off beauty so it was a perfect opportunity to pick up the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation I had been wanting to try for ages after hearing rave reviews! I got the shade 5.5, I have used it a few times so far and I really like it. It has buildable coverage, doesn't feel or look heavy/cakey and gives a nice natural glow to the skin, I wouldn't say it's dewy but it's not matte either. I also ordered the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream - another product I had heard great things about, I've been using this in the morning and I really have been loving it! It is so hydrating, feels lovely to apply and is great as a base for concealer.

Then I placed a order on Debenhams as they were having 10% off beauty (10% off beauty is still running online at Debenhams - Link) I picked up two MAC Paint Pots - one in 'Rubenesque' which is a gorgeous golden peach shade with gold shimmer. I saw this on Sandy's blog - 'Absolute Beaut' She has a fantastic blog! If you don't read her blog already I really recommend you check it out! Anyway Sandy did a post with Rubenesque Paint Pot and after reading her post I wrote it on my mental wish list immediately! It is a beautiful shade that is perfect for summer and would look great applied on the lids on its own as well. The second paint pot I got was 'Painterly' I purchased this as I thought it would be a great base for any eye look as it is a skin toned shade.

Lastly a purchase from Origins, they had deal on where if you purchase any moisturiser you get a free Plantscription Eye Cream! Firstly such an amazing deal! I picked up the VitaZing SPF 15 Moisturiser as I have a sample size and I really like it. It has a sheer tint to it, the moisturiser is a greyish colour with tiny pigments in it that give a subtle tint to the skin when applied, it's not a tinted moisturiser though as it has no coverage. I really like it as it makes my skin look healthier and adds a little warmth and moisturises my skin, it's not the most moisturising moisturiser so I don't use it everyday but I like to use this in the morning under my make-up as a base. I think it is also a great product for no make-up days or on holiday if you are going to the beach and don't want to wear make-up. It's also oil free so good for oily skins too. So as I purchased a moisturiser I got a free Plantscription Anti-Ageing Eye Cream worth £36! I've used the eye cream a couple of times but I can't really say much about it as I need to use it more, but first impressions are that it is quite thick and creamy, and feels nice on the eye area.

So that's all the beauty purchases I have made recently, Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think?

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Charles Worthington Intense Rescue Melting Balm // Review

Hey Lovelies! Today I thought I would share with you a hair care product I have been loving lately - the Charles Worthington Intense Rescue Melting Balm. My hair is quite damaged as my hair is bleached hair and use heat on it so I always like to treat my hair. I purchased this Charles Worthington treatment a couple of months ago now as I really liked the idea of it - it is a balm consistency that melts into your hands and turns into a oil, you apply it onto dry hair before shampooing and conditioning and leave in for 20 minutes. I like to leave mine on for as long as possible as I find the longer I leave it the better results, I usually leave it for at least 30 Minutes but I have left it overnight before. You can also apply heat from a hair dryer to help the product really penetrate the hair. For best results you should use this once or twice a week, I use this once every week or sometimes every two weeks.
 
It is described as being ideal for dry normal to thick hair, my hair is quite fine and I still use it as I don't find it weighs my hair down. I find this really nourishes my hair and leaves it feeling super soft. It also smells lovely, like a perfume scent but not too strong. It contains really nice conditioning ingredients like coconut oil (first ingredient on ingredients list) Shea butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Olive oil, Meadowfoam seed oil, safflower seed oil. I have already done a blog post on Coconut oil for your hair (link) I still use pure coconut oil on my hair too, but I like this Charles Worthington treatment too as I find it quicker and easier as I don't heat the product up, I just apply it straight onto my hair and I also prefer the smell.
 
Overall I think this is a great hair treatment and would really recommend this to anyone with dry or damaged hair. It leaves my hair feeling really soft and conditioned. You can pick this up from Boots for £16.99.
 
Let me know if you have tried the Charles Worthington Intense Rescue Melting Balm, what are your thoughts?

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