Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit in Brunette/Brown 02

I recently took advantage of The Body Shop's sale so I bought a few products new to me but all of which have good reputations- vitamin c microdermabrasion, all-in-one face base, camomile cleansing butter, and this eyebrow kit. I have the shade brunette/ brown which matches my brows almost perfectly. I'm so lazy when it comes to my eyebrows, actually that's probably true of my whole beauty routine, I like something quick and easy to use while providing good results,and becoming a new mum recently has made this even more true. On days when I do take that wee bit extra time to do my brows I've really been enjoying this product. I've been using the niftily designed brush to apply the soft powder to fill in and define my brows. 

The powder is long wearing, I found it lasted all day. It's practically foolproof. If too much powder is applied it's easy to correct. This is definitely for those that like more natural looking brows but it can be built up for a more power-brow. You only need a small amount of product so this will lad for ages making it well worth £10, I bought it for £6 though. The Body Shop seem to have lots of offers on lately so it'd be worth picking it up when another discount comes along.

Links: The Body Shop

Have you tried this? What are your favourite brow products? 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair- Worth the Hype?

I've been using Estée Lauder's infamous Advanced Night Repair Serum for around 3 months now and well, I just don't get it. I'm 37 so I'm within the age range this is amed at. It's supposed to help reduce visible signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles by boosting the nightly renewal of skin cells. This is what Estee Lauder say:

"See the transformation as all major signs of ageing look significantly reduced. Wake up to more beautiful looking skin-every day.

Advanced Night Repair addresses the appearance of all key signs of visible ageing, with innovative technology for more comprehensive and precise night-time renewal.

• Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful.*
• Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. 82% of women felt their skin was immediately hydrated.**
• Skin looks younger, radiant, more translucent and even toned. 83% of women felt their skin looked healthier, fresher, more rested.*
• Effective for all ethnicities.

Experience the power to change the look of your skin-every night.

Maximise the power of skin's natural night-time renewal like never before with our exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology-a major innovation. 

It helps promote the natural synchronization of skin's night-time renewal process so that it renews its appearance at exactly the right time.

And now, it supports a natural night-time purification process, vital to younger-looking skin. 

Helps protect skin's appearance against environmental damage. Helps reduce the look of past damage caused by every major environmental assault.

Hyaluronic Acid locks in moisture, creating the optimal conditions for skin's natural renewal. Every Night. Every Day. Every Key Sign of Ageing.

25+ Patents Worldwide.***" (source)

Sounds impressive eh? Hmm. The serum is orangey in colour with no significant smell. It sinks in easily and I've experienced no bad reactions on my sensitive skin. You apply a couple of drops of this onto your fingers through the dropper (well it is science after all) after cleansing and before moisturiser. It does feel like a nice treat to be applying this to the skin, it has such a good reputation after all. But for why? I'm not entirely sure, I haven't noticed any changes to my skin. I have read/heard people say that you'll notice the difference once you stop using this product. I might try this, however I'd like to see noticeable results while actually using it, it's not a cheap product after all! ( I was very kindly given this as a Christmas present). So far I'm really undecided on this product, I'll give an update in another few weeks.

Have you tried this, did it work for you?

Links- Estee Lauder

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

SuperFacialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Lifting Treatment Mask

It seems that SuperFacialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Lifting Treatment Mask has caused a bit of controversy in the blogging world. Reviews from last year such as Bright Town Girl's  and I'm Into This show that quite a few people have had a bad allergic reaction to this. I had no idea about this prior to buying and trying this mask. I was drawn to the high Hyaluronic acid and plumping claims. My skin is currently a wee bit dehydrated and has suffered due to recent high stress so I figured this would be a nice treat. Thankfully I haven't had any allergic reaction, in fact nothing happened, at all. There was a slight tingling while I had it on but after that my skin felt and looked exactly the same. I wasn't expecting miracles but a nice bit of softness and some fresh looking skin would've been nice. Unfortunately this did nothing for me. I'm wondering if the formulation has been changed. If you're looking for a bit of tightening and lifting I recommend Lush's Brazened honey (review here), this does seem to provide a lovely temporary lift to the skin.

Have you tried the neroli mask? Any other recommendations from the range? The Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask does sound lovely...

More details about the mask and other SuperFacialist site here.