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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

FACE BRUSH or NOT TO BRUSH!

While I'm trying out those two skincare products, I thought I'd give my two cent's worth on the applicator I have been using. Here's a few photo's I thought would be nice to share with you gals:




Now the concept of this, is a manual, cheaper version of the Clarisonic.

Advantages/Pros of this particular face brush is that its small and has soft bristles.I do like the bristles on this brush, I was actually surprised by the softness of it. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and I personally feel my hands do a MUCH better job to be honest. I don't know whether its just my skin, but I think its a bit too harsh, despite the soft bristles.

During the first week I had a few breaks-outs in areas where I didn't even think would be possible( IE my temples?!?.. I know). Prior to buying this face brush I had been considering buying a Clarisonic and after all the reviews I watched on youtube I didn't think it was worth the price. While 'researching' into the Clarisonic many had stated that within the first two weeks of using the Clarisonic they had breakouts.
So when I had spots in seriously weird area's I thought it was fine. I've tried this brush with different cleansers, including cleansing milks ( as it's much more gentle on the skin) but I still feel its a bit too much for my liking. Saying that on days where I feel I need FULL exfoliation I definitely grab this brush but that's not too often( max 2 times a week!). I've learnt from experience that once/twice a week max is all my skin can handle from this brush.

Overall, I think if you  have access to  face brushes  I would definitely have a go and maybe you might have more luck with it than I did.  I also feel like if you skin feels fine while using the brush, it's a great substitute for a Clarisonic.

If you feel like you have oily skin and need to exfoliate more regularly this may again be a suitable purchase but you'll never know until you try it.

Speak to you soon!
xoxo













Wednesday, 4 April 2012

 For my FIRST blog post I just want to introduce what sort of things I have planned to review. I have been wanting to start a blog for a ridiculously long time, so I’m over the moon to start this journey.
This is a blog for others but also for myself to look back on. The timing is VERY convenient, as I should be studying at the moment. So instead of studying I thought I’d start this blog shmlog.  


As well as studying at university I also work as a beauty consultant agency staff. This allows me to go behind the scenes of the skincare/beauty side. As a beauty agency staff I go around different companies(clients) and work all across London. This is amazing as I get to talk to different staff and ask what THEY use and get their feedback.
So recently I went abroad to Morocco and it was BEAUTIFUL. While on my trip abroad I found out very quickly that Moroccan pharmacies are virtually French pharmacies but with less variation in their products. So I bought more skincare than anything while abroad and as skincare freaks know in the UK we are really limited in the amount of French products available to us. I bought a ton of skincare, you could say I went SLIGHTLY mad? But the first two products I am really excited to  review (best excuse) for anyone who wants to listen to my views are :

·         - Bioderma crealine( of course): 

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=911&bih=469&tbm=isch&tbnid=FsWjo9zHiA7grM:&imgrefurl=http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2011/07/hello-bioderma.html&docid=tmvJpQWkCn1xFM&imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iNBps2iwWlM/TimzuXoWQWI/AAAAAAAAFmg/1JKGSZo4_UY/s1600/bioderma_1_2.jpg&w=400&h=400&ei=3pd8T4ylHZL58QORz7zJDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=94&vpy=119&dur=882&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=170&ty=154&sig=105150011203381782505&page=1&tbnh=133&tbnw=133&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0,i:78



 
- - Nuxe 3 Rose exfoilant:


http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=911&bih=469&tbm=isch&tbnid=3b-v9kSIQLF3cM:&imgrefurl=http://www.musthave.co.uk/acatalog/Nuxe_Exfoliant_Doux_aux_3_Roses_Gentle_Exfolliant_125ml.html&docid=Sj_dO5-fkKiZMM&imgurl=http://www.musthave.co.uk/acatalog/Nuxe-Exfoliant-Doux-aux-3-Roses-Gentle-Exfolliant.jpg&w=310&h=300&ei=YZV8T6PoMsaZhQf_moyhDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=345&vpy=123&dur=287&hovh=221&hovw=228&tx=126&ty=190&sig=105150011203381782505&page=1&tbnh=110&tbnw=114&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:72
Now I know there has been a massive hype about the Bioderma so when I saw this in the pharmacy I did a little happy dance! The last product ( NUXE) I haven’t heard a lot about this brand but when I was trying to find the best product to buy from this brand there was hardly ANY reviews on this particular one. So I’m more than excited to try them out.
ALSO... I thought it would be best and just jump straight into this blogging thang! So if your like me and are trying to find good dupes for Mac/Stigma brushes and you live in HAMMERSMITH ( London). I have the best post for YOU!
Speak to you soon!
xx