Thursday, 14 June 2018

SKINCARE | REN'S Ready Steady Glow Tonic

Since I ran out of my current moisturiser I thought I might as well give another product a go. I have been wanting to try REN's latest product for a while so it was the right time to start using just this in a one step simple skincare routine. I wanted to use it on its own to actually see what kind of results I got and if it really does make my skin glow.


The first thing that hit me was the refreshing citrus smell, I thought I would test it on my hand first off just to see if I would be sensitive to it and to my surprise the cotton pad was really quite filthy aha but it left my hand super soft.
I took the plunge to try it on my face and again....filthy cotton pad but super soft skin. It leaves the skin sort of tacky which gives it that glow, to me its a similar glow as to when you put oil on your face but less oily obviously :)

I let it air dry which only takes a few moments then I either put my makeup on, or leave as is. I use it every morning as it is a great way to wake you up and make you feel ready as well as giving an effortless glow, its so gentle on the skin. I did start using it before bed also, not religiously but I think it helps with tightening the skin and making pores less noticeable. Now that I have been using it I cant not imagine using it or to think what else I would replace it with.

Its suppose to encourage natural cell renewal and gently exfoliate the skin, forming a new layer of skin without being harsh in any way shape or form. I actually prefer using this to using a exfoliator with beads in, as not only is it more comfortable but it means I can do it daily and with only a few swipes! so for all us busy ladies it takes no time at all ;)
( make sure you are using some sunscreen as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun)


If you haven't tried this I would say go try it, if its a bit pricey for you (£25) then I would maybe suggest pixi's glow tonic (£10-£18) which I believe is similar and another REN product which works well with this is the perfect canvas of which I have reviewed here 
let me know if you try it!
xoxo



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Saturday, 26 May 2018

#NOSTALGIA | Icons reading books

ever dreamed of being a pretty young thing in the times of 'Grease', 'the Outsiders' or further back than that? 'breakfast at Tiffany's' or even 'the Great Gatsby'. I would give up all the wi fi, junk food and tv shows in the world to have experienced it. Well...maybe just to go back and experience it for a week or so, after having the human rights we do today and freedom of thought and choices maybe living through those times wouldn't be so fun. movies and books really do have an effect on the imagination don't they. If times gone by is one of my favourite things, so are books. even more so is icons from times gone by reading books! The greats reading the greats, so bask in the dreaminess of it all with me and feel some type of way after looking through the archives...











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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

#BEAUTY | Banish dry skin and lips with natural products - CRUELTY FREE

Who would have thought having soft hands and skin was a luxury, dry hands are a lot more common than originally thought. I mean being a women who does everything herself, DIY, washing, cleaning ,more washing, painting, washing with chemicals, dying hair....you get the drift. All that adulting takes their toll on our hands, so its important we look after them. All products are natural and cruelty free!

 Here are some goodies I got sent from Avernaco, there are 2 hand creams and a lip butter.


Hand and Skin Shield - Liquid Gloves

The packaging at first is quite striking. Not fancy or over done, a packaging that says "I do the job, I'm not just here to be pretty" a product I would instantly go for off the shelf to solve my dry skin problem. The fragrance is refreshing and earthy with hints of aloe vera & jojoba, after putting on a little dab of cream my hands were instantly soft ...no kidding, its like a liquid glove. I cant help but rub my fingers over each other to keep the softness alive. It doesn't transfer any oils or feel greasy to touch things straight after. I give this a 10/10!


Intensive Skin Therapy - 

The packaging on this one is a lot more fun and descriptive as in you see the photo of the ingredients , it is similar in feel to the other cream just a tad bit lightweight and absorbs in the skin very quickly. The fragrance is a bit more sweeter and fruitier and you can really smell the paw paw. It feels soft but with has a slightly more tacky feel. My score is 8/10, on fragrance preference .


Paw Paw Lip Butter

This was probably my favourite of the 3! It is super hydrating, and lasts really well. I do love me some Vaseline, so I'm comparing it to that. The lip butter absorbs so much better and made my lips feel hydrated not just as if the product was sitting on my lips. It has a lovely sheen of a finish, which gives the 'make up no makeup look' effortless kind of stuff I always ship! The paw paw smell isn't as over powering with this due to the honey and vanilla. Honey is a big skincare love of mine, its a natural ingredient which is proven to help with skin issues. This is a 10/10!

All can be found at
https://www.avernaco.com/

xoxo


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