Wednesday, 20 April 2016

No.7 Microdermabrasion Exfoliator Part 2 of my Skincare Routine!

Hello lovelie!!
I'm back with the second part of my favourite skincare at the moment that you all loved on my snapchat!
Today's it's the No7 Microdermabrasion scrub! 

So for those of you that might not know a whole lot about this treatment that is available in some salons that provide machines, worry not!!! 
Microdermabrasion as a machine is mechanical exfoliation that removes the Stratum Corneum layer of this skin. This is the barrier layer that protects the skin but by exfoliating deeper into the skin (You should apply an SPF after use for this reason) You are basically asking the skin to kick start everything to provide new cells to help with things like;

Fine lines • Dry skin • Crows feet (eyes)  • Stimulate cell renewal •Even skin tone • Work against dark areas • Sun damage and Blemished skin 
Just to name a few.

This is in my opinion a very mild form of an anti aging treatment and the perfect way to keep your skin looking young, fresh and overall in better condition.

So when I seen BOOTS had this treatment in a SCRUB form contained in a bottle I had to try it!
This little bottle of goodness claims to  work well after just 4 uses! 
I can total say using this with my other two favourite products of this month my skin has never felt better. I was surprised to see that the real micro beads are used in this scrub, which makes sense but I wasn't sure what to expect. Because I had been leaning a lot about this treatment in collage and using the machines I wasn't sure how it could work in this form.. But it does! And has for me! 

Within the box you find the instructions on how to use this. But it's very similar to the machine in use. Simply using circular motions with and against fine lines! But all that will be explained in the box!! 

This SHOULD NOT be used if you are using high percentages of Glycolic acid (at home or salons) or if you have sun burn!! 

Lastly I should let you all know that this is suitable for all skin types. Even sensitive as the No.7 range is Hypo-Allergenic meaning even the most sensitive skins can use this product and many more from their range! 

The price tag for this must have product is €15! Comparing this to a salon machine starting from €50 and UP this is an absolute bargain for your skin and pocket! I love this product for the price, the results and the little amount of product needed that goes a long way! 

If you have any questions regarding this product don't hesitate in messaging myself! Otherwise I hope you've enjoyed this read and you're feeling motivated to look after you skin for the summer months!! 

That's all from me!
See you soon,

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NOT A PAID POST- Product bought with my own money. 

Thursday, 14 April 2016

REVIEW Artistry Exact Fit Longwearing Foundation

Welcome back!
Today I wanted to talk about a foundation I received for Rachel Dalton Communications a little over two weeks ago!
I really wanted to give this foundation a go before talking about it because my opinions changed on this a few times throughout! 
If you follow my snapchat you know I use a lot of budget makeup to show you what you can create without high end brands. Although this foundation isn't exactly budget friendly I do still think it's worth talking about! 
So let's go!

Firstly this brand isn't very known to us Irish! The first time I heard of Artistry was when I received a product in my Glossy Box which never really grew on me! So I was eager to see what this foundation was like, so being makeup obsessed I had to try this out the morning it came in the post! 

My first impressions weren't all the great if I'm honest. I had prepped my skin like I always would on a casual day using my Orangic Surge blissful daily moisturiser. On this particular day I didn't want to wear a lot of makeup so I was really just trying the foundation!
I firstly found it hard to work with; I love a water base foundation because of how blendable they are and this I would consider a little thicker in consistency!! 
Once I had it applied it began to set matte! Which I like but I'm really into DEWY skin lately! Overall my first impression that day was I thought it was like any other foundation but I couldn't understand the hefty price tag!!?

On my second application I decided to really prep before hand and give this a real chance! I applied my 
•Ps "Pennys" Radiance Balm (I find this works really well with my dry skin and gives that glow I wanted underneath) 
•Youngblood Sea Mineral Primer! LOVE 
I wanted to use a dewy product under this foundation as I didn't want to be completely matte! 
I used my Glam and Co buffer brush to apply this foundation as I wanted to really buff the product into my skin rather than have it sit on top! A dense brush will give you better full coverage, flawless application etc! 
All these steps changed my opinion immediately! It felt very light weight on my skin and the coverage was AMAZING! The best thing about this product is one or two pumps for the face is all that's needed! And I don't need a second layer! Hence why it feels so light weight! 

Highlighter on areas reflecting!

I watched my face though out the day, I would not be oily in any way shape or form, but from time to time I would get SLIGHT oil production around my nose, but this foundation kept it completely matte and avoided that horrid shine! 
My foundation would usually wear away on my forehead (I focus on this area with primer) and again it did not budge! 
Lastly the biggest thing for me was that it was matte so I was worried about it drying out my T-Zone (after all my work keeping it under control I didn't want it to become dry again) 
I was so pleasantly surprised to see that it did not pick up on dry patches (good prep needed) and it did not sit in creases or dry my skin out! 

Later that night after probably nearly 9 hours it was still prefect. Definitely not ready to be washed off! I honestly felt my skin looked amazing due to how clear and flawless it looked without being cakey! 
This review might sound a little too good to be true but I can honestly say I love it and have continued to use it since! 

My opinions;
•Prep skin well before application!
•Use a dense foundation brush!
•Suitable for ALL skin types (especially oily) 

So you're probably wondering the price tag? ... €48 
With this foundation you really are paying for quality! We all want something that will last all day and this definitely does!
Also with 14 shades I think there's a shade perfect for every skin colour. 
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Lastly I want to say a massive thank you to Moira at Rachel Dalton Communications for sending this gem out to me! It really has become a favourite for me!

I hope you've all enjoyed this read, I would love to know if you purchase this or even your own reviews on this product if you've tried it! 
Also you can join my snapchat for makeup tutorials and much more! 

Thanks for reading! 
Until next time,
** This was NOT a paid post/review**

Monday, 4 April 2016

Nip+Fab - Glycolic Cleansing Fix Review

Hello again!!! 
I've been neglecting my blog for a while but I've decided that I would only use my blog when I needed/wanted to talk more in depth about product/subject etc! 
So with that being said I'm back today to talk about a new product I've been using and why!!

Nip and Fab Glycolic Cleasning Fix

Firstly I wanted to tell you why I decided to give this product a go;
Throughout the winter months my skin tends to become a lot drier, obviously due to the weather and the mix from indoor heating and braving the cold outside can have an effect on the skin. This winter I decided I was going to look after my skin a little better for the winter to prevent my skin from completely drying out on the Tzone like previous years! 

To prevent this I decided to use very rich moisturisers day and night, these contained high oils and one example would be lanolin (sebum from Sheeps wool) although this is great for the skin and it essentially done its job in preventing a dry Tzone, I made the mistake in over using this product. 
The results? My forehead became very congested and had trapped oils under the skin, leaving me with small bumps that picked up worse with foundation on.
I discontinued use and began exfoliating in hope it would work but that failed.

I had decided to try microdermabrasion in college and after two treatments there was no change in this area.
So after learning about Glycolic acid in college I decide to try this Nip and Fab Product.

What is Glycolic acid?
This is used to hydrate the skin, stimulate collagen production, exfoliating or resurface the skin! 
This penetrates deeper into the skin as it has a smaller molecule!
Nip & Fab has a glycolic level of 2% enough for at home! (Salons can be as high as 40-50%) 
* Do not use with - Broken skin, sunburn, flared acne, recent scar tissue, waxing, removal creams etc)* 

After seeing this particular product in my local Sam Mc Cauleys Chemist I decided to try it and at a reduced price of €7.50 I couldn't leave it there.
I started use immediately that night! My first impressions were;
The cleanser lathered up well and washed my face nicely (leaving no trace of makeup)
• My skin felt soft, Nearly like I had exfoliated 
• My skin was super glowly and had a shine to it
I had not seen a difference in my congested area just yet after after one use I was happily surprised with the other factors.

After my second use;
All the above had stayed the same. Although my skin did feel softer around my Tzone, especially my nose! 

My third use;
I began to see my congested area slightly  break down. I only noticed this due to applying my makeup. I honestly seen those little bumps become smaller and less noticeably. I continued my use.

Nearly one month later this product is by far a new love for me. My forehead is less congested, I've seen at least an 80% improvement in this area and those bumps are no longer noticeable when makeup is applied. I have decided to continue using this product 3 times a week, as I don't want to overuse use Glycolic acid (personally preference). 
I 100% believe in this product and due to all the other factors this cleansing is amazing to overall resurface the skin and give you a gorgeous glow for the summer. 
It must be working if even my boyfriend noticed a glow to my skin (his words) 

Overall this product has a massive thumbs up for me! The Nip & Fab range is well and truly on its way up in the world, and hey, if it's good enough for Brand Ambassador Kylie Jenner, then it's good enough for us! 

I hope this review has giving you an insight! For other skincare, makeup and beauty related reviews head over to my snapchat account " @bbeauty_jan
*This was not a paid post,
These are my own thoughts and views*

Until next time,