Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Review

I'll be honest, I recieved a sample of this with a voucher from a newspaper and wasn't that fussed.

Yet another Beauty Blogger cult product; could this really be worth the hype?

Even the 30 ml sample came with a muslin cloth which I think is ideal; perfect to get the optimum experience from the cleanser.

I grabbed this when I knew I was going swimming one day and I didn't have a tub for a small blob of my cleanser. All I wanted was something to be able to cleanse my face after being in the chlorine.

Honestly, I can see why there is the hype around this product. After using up the sample, I was actually disappointed that it was gone. It smells great, is soothing and can remove stubborn make-up. My skin really does feel polished after using it.

Would I buy the full size? Probably not. I am happy with my current cleansing routine and I think the Cleanse and Polish just wouldn't cut it against my combination skin. Also for £25 for 200ml, I am not convinced. Although technically I pay more for my trusty Dermalogica, I use less product. Maybe a small tube would be handy for travel purposes or a treat though...

The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish can be bought HERE or John Lewis
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Bargain Brushes - How I use them

I swear everybody has tried these brushes now...and if you haven't, you need to get them!

For less than £3, these brushes are seriously good.

Pretty sure I bought these at the end of last year, so I have most definitely given these a decent trial run!

I have found the angled one and the round topped one are ideal for concealer. My favourite is the Collection Lasting Perfection 16 hour concealer. Little blobs of this under the eyes, blended out with the angled brush, give a flawless coverage. I have very dark circles so I tend to do this twice.

The pointed one is ideal for getting in the crease of the eyelid or for subtle blending of eyeshadow or liner underneath the eye. My favourite palette at the moment is the Body Shop Smoky Plum; this brush is great for accentuating with the matte purple shade.

The flat topped one is great for blending shadows on the eyelid; smoky eyes made easier! I love a shimmery eye so this brush is great for adding extra colour.

I have experienced minimal shedding with these brushes, plus they dry super fast!

Unfortunately they are not sold in the 4 pack now, only in a 10 pack of an assortment of brushes for about a tenner. However for the price and quality, I really would go for it, especially for newbies to make up. If you are interested, these ones come from a British supplier so would be quicker compared to mine...cheap price but travels from China.

Not going to lie, I am a SLIGHT make up brush junkie...are you?
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Procrastination at its finest

It's exam season and I am sure that I am not the only student around struggling with revision!

How's about some procrastination for you? 

Here's how I procrastinated today; beating a childhood nemesis! 

(My excuse is that it is all in the name of SCIENCE! Plus, my degree is science related soooo....yeah.)

If you can't see the video, the direct link to my channel is HERE
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Friday, 11 April 2014

My Cycling Wishlist

Although some of my friends might comment that I am rarely out on my bike, (RECENTLY!) I am a massive cycling fan and I love going for long bike rides, especially at university.

Being a horse rider means that my legs are quite strong but I want to ensure that I am not building muscle up in particular muscles...I want strong legs full stop!

As I would like to get back into a regular fitness regime, not just in cycling I should add, here are the bits and pieces that I want to buy for my beloved Gary Fisher... (Bike fans will understand this cycling reference!)

I really need a computer for my bike as I am useless at gauging distances. It would be useful to push myself further. Fox Clothing is always fantastic quality and this top would be fab; loose and breathable. Real cycling shorts would be ideal for the summer, as I tend to use whatever ones I have lying around but these aren't usually comfortable. How fab are these sunglasses?! Slightly out of my budget but a girl can dream! Finally, a bottle cage...would save me carrying money for a bottle of water break...gotta keep pushing on!

Anybody else want to kick start back into their favourite sport again?
Let me know in the comments box below!
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