Monday, 28 July 2014

SK:N Clinics Acne Scar Treatment

Hello Everyone!

Today we are talking about acne,
I have never suffered acne myself but a couple of my best friends have been plagued by it since their early teens and are still suffering in their mid-late twenties.

Acne can cause scarring to the skin as acne occurs in the under layer of skin called the dermis causing inflammation that can often lead to scarring.

Sometimes women feel that makeup alone isn't enough to cover these scars and they wish to try a more permanent removal of their scars, that's where SK:N Clinics Acne Scar Treatments could come in.
SK:N have been offering treatments for the last 20 years to over half a million clients in their 49 state of the art clinics nationwide.
Furthering from acne treatment they also offer laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal (which can be very handy depending on what you may have had inked on yourself in a moment of madness!)

SK:N say:

"We are governed by the Care Quality Commission and the Independent Health Advisory Service ‘Treatment You Can Trust’ register and regularly work with the British Skin Foundation. We are also very proud to be the first national network of clinics to register onto the ‘Treatments You Can Trust’ register.
They offer treatments such as a skin peel which uses materials that are supposed to force the skin to shed the surface cells."

Treatments start from around £250 and you can have a consultation with a trained and experienced skin expert to decide on appropriate procedures based on skin type and the extent of the scarring.

If this is something that would interest you have a look at the link above and read further.

Toodles xxx

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

W7 Makeup Review and Swatches

Hello Everyone!

Today we have quite a picture heavy post featuring a few pieces from W7 - a budget friendly brand which I have discovered also has excellent quality!

I was lucky enough to be sent these items to try out and I've been putting them through their paces for the past week and a bit.
I have to say I was very impressed.

First up we will discuss the primer I was sent:

As you can see this primer is an unusual colour, I've never tried a green primer before but the green is supposed to counteract any redness in your skin, I did notice a dulling in the redness I have around my nose which meant I required less concealer in that area so that's a thumbs up!

The consistency felt thick at first then smoothed out to a velvet finish. I did notice it allowed my makeup to apply smoother.
The only other place I've seen a green foundation is by smashbox so it is definitely one to try!

Next up is the blusher in the shade 'Born Pretty'

I think this blush will suit me more in winter as I'm a little too tanned at the moment for it to show up much on my cheeks but it does layer up well so I managed to get some colour payoff.
Swatched on my arm you can see the colour is very pretty and it is very pigmented and applies  well and blends easily.

Then there is the eyeshadow  in the shade 'Steel'

This was a gorgeous champagne shade with a high shimmer finish, no chunky glitter just a gorgeous smooth finish, it reminded me of my urban decay naked palette shades, and I love the packaging, very sleek, not gimmicky and will fit in nicely with my other single shadows.

Next up is the waterproof liquid liner in the shade black.

This came out very wet but did dry down to a nice finish, however, there is a little waiting around while you wait for it to dry and sadly it doesn't seem 100% waterproof to me as I tried to smudge it with a wet finger and it went all over my face. As a non waterproof liner it is pretty nice but if you want actual waterproof there are better ones on the market.

Finally we get to my favourite pick of the bunch, the lipstick! The shade I have is called 'Sandpiper'.

I have today I wasn't a fan of the packaging, it just felt a little flimsy to me and I thought it would appeal to the teenage market better than a woman in her 20s like me, however, that aside, the lipstick is AH-MAY-ZING!!!

The pigmentation is so high and it is so moisturising and easy to wear on the lips. The colour is very on trend and I have to say, for me, this is the star piece of the collection I was sent.

Of course I tried these all together to make a look so below are some shameless selfies:

You can check out the full impressive range on the W7 Website

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Worst Tweezers Ever?

Hello Everyone!

Well two bad reviews in a row :/ rarely do I buy something I hate because I spend so much time reading reviews that I tend to build wishlists based on good reviews but occasionally a baddie sneaks into my stash and that is what happened here.

This set of tweezers are made by a brand called 'Sweezer' and they weren't cheap! I like the bright colour of the design but unfortunately these tweezers do nothing, and I mean literally NOTHING they seem incapable of grabbing any hair regardless of  length, trying to pluck your eyebrows with these tweezers is like trying to turn a rabbit into a gorilla, NEVER.GOING.TO.HAPPEN.

Save your money girls or at least invest in a pair of tweezerman tweezers, they don't let you down in your hour of need.

Toodles xxx


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Dior and Chanel Makeup Looks 2014 Using a £4 Palette?

Hello Everyone!

Today I am showing you a couple of makeup looks I created inspired by recent Dior and Chanel looks, but instead of using high end makeup I have opted for a budget option by Makeup Revolution.

If you want to see swatches of this palette and information on where to buy it, have a look at my Makeup Revolution Haul post by clicking the link.

Now on to the makeup,
Some major differences have been seen on the catwalks lately, some mega-brands (such as Stella McCartney, Donna Karen and Dolce & Gabbana) have been sporting a minimal makeup look, clear glowy skin, rosy cheeks and pretty much nothing else, whereas the likes of Dior and Chanel have been embracing colour, and the colours have been bright!

I found this picture in Allure Beauty and decided to try and copy it using only my Makeup Revolution 'Acid Brights' palette:

I used the silver and the hot pink from the palette, I didn't add any mascara as the picture appears to have natural lashes.

Next up I have been seeing this Dior advert everywhere! I really liked the pink-tuxedo eyeliner look  that is worn in  the picture and so, using my Makeup Revolution palette along with a black liquid liner from Illamasqua, I tried to recreate the look.

I used a wet brush with the purple/pink colour from the palette to get a more intense finish and it was quite pleased with the result. I topped the look off with false lash effect mascara.

And finally I decided to add my own look into the mix, again using the Acid Brights palette and here is the result:

I hope you enjoyed this post and feel more inspired to embrace some bright colours.

Toodles xxx
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