All posts filed under: Skincare

Beauty // Superdrug B Clay Face masks

I’m sure we’ve all spotted the hype around face masks and clay masks in particular over the last 12 months ago. Whilst the variety of green and grey masks have intrigued me, I’ve been yet to try them. Until the B Beautiful team from Superdrug got in touch… The B range is available in Superdrug and stocks make up, skincare and men’s grooming products. I also didn’t know until reading up on the brand that it’s vegan, cruelty free and targeted the skin care products at different ages so you can shop and experience the brand at any age, from your 20s to your 60s and your using the right products that you need to look after your skin. The most popular masks on the market have to be L’oreal. But, I didn’t fancy splashing out on something I didn’t know would work for my skin. The B Beautiful masks are designed to – Purify The skin Provide hydration Get rid of toxins The small sample size masks good enough for about 3 masks per …

Beauty // Protocol The Lift XL

Skincare is one of my favourite topics to feature on the blog because there’s no greater feeling than getting home from work, changing into your pj’s, taking your make up off and slathering your skin in varying bottles of moisturiser, night cream and serums. Well, it’s my fave, anyway. So, when the lovely team at Protocol got in touch asking if I’d like to trial and review their latest product launch, I was all for it. I hadn’t heard of the brand before but the product intrigued me. Described as a collagen-based serum, I was eager to get my hands on the product and see how it faired in comparison to the rest of my skincare collection. 4 Week Trial I like to test new products out over time to see how my skin reacts and if I notice any difference. As it’s quite an all-rounder product and has the promise of fast results in less than 8 hours (meaning your skin can have a visible difference in the same time of an average night’s …

Beauty // 5 Ways to Restore Damaged Hair, Skin and Nails

The winter weather and short days can leave you feeling sluggish, and often your hair, skin and nails will begin to suffer. Some simple tips and tricks will have you looking and feeling your best again in no time at all – carry on reading to find out more! Stay hydrated We’ve all heard how important it is to drink water, but we often don’t end up doing it. Make sure to get your 8 glasses a day, and swap out fizzy drinks or sugary beverages for a glass of water. You’ll notice a difference in how you feel in no time! To make it more interesting, try flavouring your water with cucumber or apple slices, or even citrus fruits. Eat healthy fats Healthy fats are essential for health, and can give your hair and skin a helping hand too. Omega 3 fatty acids not only contribute to normal brain function and a healthy heart, but more and more research points to the anti-inflammatory properties of Omega 3. This may benefit both skin and joints. …

Beauty // Epionce Lite Refresh Peel Review

I’m sure you’re quite aware that I’m into skincare and I enjoy discovering and trialling new skincare products on the regular. But, when it comes to having treatments and caring for my skin – both old and new, I’m not quite as up to date. When I was younger I had a terrible bout of acne and saw a dermatologist when I was in my early teens, but since my mid-twenties, my skin has been pretty plain sailing, settling down into being relatively normal skin with the odd hormonal spot every now and again. So, when Pharmaesthetics in Ormskirk got in touch inviting me along to trial the Epionce Lite Refresh Peel, I was intrigued to say the least! Designed to hydrate, exfoliate and clear pores, the non-abrasive treatment was not as scary as a full peel, but my skin definitely felt the difference and was in need of some TLC. Results Photo on the left – Before the treatment Top right – Directly after the treatment Bottom right – seven days later None of the …

Beauty // Winter Skincare Solutions

Is anyone else just waiting for January to end so we can start to countdown to Spring and the hope that brighter mornings, light nights and we’ll no longer need our big coat every time we leave the house? The miserable weather and wind and rain that doesn’t seem to letting up and my skin isn’t thanking me for it. However, the poor weather means I’m investing heavily in my skincare routine, which let’s face it, is nothing new for me. Whenever I receive an email asking if I’d like to try a new product, I get extremely excited cos I adore skincare and discovering new products that add some much needed moisture back into my skin. So, I thought I’d share my winter edit of products that I’m currently loving… Skincare Heroes Australian Bodycare Anytime Balm This is a hero product if I ever saw one! Designed to be used on rough or tough patches of skin, it’s been a godsend over the past few weeks. It smells very minty, quite like Vicks and …

Beauty // Urban Calm, Met Quarter Event

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to an open evening store event at the Urban Calm store in the Met Quarter, Liverpool. I’d heard great things about the brand and already following the Aintree store on Instagram, so couldn’t wait to see what they had planned in-store! The event took place a couple of weeks before Christmas, offering mini manicures, massages and facials to those in attendance. Located on the second floor of the Met Quarter, the store’s calming atmosphere and variety of treatments available makes it a fantastic go-to, whether you’re looking to relax and have a pamper yourself or treat a friend or loved one to an after-work spray tan or a refreshed new set of gel or acrylic nails! It was also during the event I discovered there are actually three stores in the chain – the Met Quarter, Aintree and a smaller beauty store in Ormskirk, where I live…Expect to hear more about that in an upcoming post! The staff were extremely welcoming, knowledgeable about the variety of …

Blogmas // Your Good Skin 28 Day Review

If you’re regular around here you’ll know that I’m a huge skincare fan. I like to take care of my skin; removing my make up as soon as I get home from work and using a variety of cleansers and toners, before applying serums and moisturisers before bed. I really like giving my skin that extra layer of care and think of it as giving my skin a drink overnight to prep for another heavy layer of make up the next day! It’s something I always make time for and really have seen the benefits over the last 6 months with minimal break outs and the clearest skin I’ve had in my 29 years. And that’s saying something! At the start of November the new skincare brand, ‘Your Good Skin’ contacted me asking if I’d like to participate in their 28 day challenge their running to trial a variety of their products. I jumped at the chance as I love discovering new brand and adding my morning & night routine! Your Good Skin is an …

Beauty // Three Skincare Products I Swear By

Since I joined Slimming World I’ve noticed a real change in my skin. It’s probably down to the lack of chocolate and crisps I allow myself to eat these days, but now the adult spots are a thing of the past and I’m enjoying the clearer skin, I decided a couple of months ago to start looking after it properly. I switched my foundation over summer to a lighter, BB cream so wearing less make up has had a massive impact and I’ve always been a cleanse, tone and moisture kindal gal, taking my make up off as soon as I get in from work. But I knew I should be doing more than just using micellar water and any old face wash I can pick up on the cheap. So, I thought I’d share the three products that are currently living on my bedside table and I’m using daily. I’m really enjoying taking that extra 10 minutes each night to care for my skin and these are three products I know I’d repurchase again and …