Category Archives: Cosmetics

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Hello beauties,

Been a while since my last blog post but onwards and upwards as they say!

I have been using this Tatcha luminous dewy skin mist for a while now and have been reading a bit about the brand.

Tatcha came to life from a Japanese lady, Victoria Tsai who had enough of life in the fast lane and wanted simplicity and authenticity in her life, she also suffered from chronic dermatitis and from there she began to learn about the importance of good skin ingredients and of course well-being.

An encounter with a modern day Geisha changed her life. She started reading about a different approach to skincare, routines and rituals that for centuries has been kept and handed down from woman to woman.

Tried and tested formulas, simple, pure and effective and cutting out the need for a lot of the preservatives and harsh ingredients in a lot of today’s skincare.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin mist is a silky spray-on moisturiser for anti-ageing and dry/combination skin it is made with squaline, red algae and an anti-ageing ingredient called HADASEI-3 Complex, which is known as a powerful trilogy of Japanese ingredients – it also protects the skin and keeps it dewy and glowing. It is formulated with over 20% botanical oils and Hyaluronic Acid.

It delivers a lovely light but hydrating mist to the skin and can be used on top or under makeup throughout the day. This is such a fantastic product to stop your skin from drying out and keep you looking fresh and dewy.

It smells heavenly and I can really feel the benefit of the mist on my face. It is softer and more hydrated, which coming into the winter season is something I find incredibly important.

It is free from parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances & sulphates, anything that can really irritate sensitive skin.

I am a face mist addict – I find the right ones an excellent way to get extra hydration into my skin and to give a boost during the day too. Tatcha has lots of vitamins and hydrants in which makes it a skin lovers gem of a mist.

This mist is absolutely beautiful and after learning a bit about the brand it is something in time I would love to try a lot more of. It is not available in the UK yet but fingers crossed it will be at some point soon! Right now you can get it here in Sephora.

Have you tried any Tatcha skincare?

I love that Tatcha’s ingredients have stood the test of time and are well proven to be effective and that it has that wonderful balance that Victoria Tsai has applied to her skincare and her life.

That’s my thoughts for today, bye for now

Nicola

Colours by The Ordinary Launches Early April…. Yippee!

Hello everyone & hello Spring!

Not only have Deciem/Niod/The Ordinary Umbrella opened their first flagship store in London, but they will in a couple of weeks time be releasing their long awaited (impatient much?) Colours makeup range.

Colours will be a range of 2 foundations: 1. Colours Coverage Foundation is thicker in texture and will give the wearer a full coverage look, with spf15 and a semi-matte flawless finish.

2. Colours Skin Serum Foundation gives a sheer coverage, water-like in texture, great for Spring/Summer and this will be what I will be going for. There are lots of water based products on the market right now and I love the sheer, almost transparent look they give to my skin, so very natural and glowy. Again it will give a semi-matte flawless finish and has a built in spf15

There are 21 shades in each range, offering the buyer something to cover just about any skin colour, from very light to very dark. If you cannot get your shade quite right, then the company really goes the extra mile for a customer and will mix one up just for you in your shade!

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They will both be under an incredible £6 each and will offer the buyer a high quality foundation at an incredible bargain price. They are designed to rival & be every bit as good as high end foundations and I just cannot wait until they arrive!

Meantime if you are in London and close to the new Deciem store, you can go in and try the foundations as they have samples out .. if you do I shall be incredibly jealous lol ..I will put the address here for handiness if you are in that area –  18 lamb street, Old Spitafields Market.

I just know, that like everything Deciem does, the Colours range will not only be an instant hit with customers, it is also going to completely take the beauty world by storm and shake it up! (again)

If you would like to be notified when the foundations go live, then the best place to be signed up to  the waitlist on  Victoria Health here: The Colours Waitlist

Are you looking forward to The Colours going on sale too?

If I can say one thing about Deciem .. there is never a dull moment with what they do, always a rush of excitement and the feeling of new groundbreaking products and ideas!

Bye for now beauties,

Nicola x

Lin & Lo Instant Love Mineral Mascara

 

Hello Beauties,

Happy January .. well hopefully!

Alina & Laura are 2 make up artists who are behind the brand Lin & Lo. They are no strangers to the beauty industry, as their families are involved in the beauty world too. Working all over the world, they have brought together their passion for beauty & make up and their wealth of knowledge of the best quality natural ingredients.

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The Instant Love Mascara, is fabulous. Enriched with ceramides to restore and strengthen lashes, it gave me carbon black lashes, that felt conditioned, thick, glossy, with minimal effort. I was really impressed with the length and volume that just 2 coats of this mascara gave me.

There is no clumping or stickiness and the more I think about this, it has to be the easiest to apply mascara I have used in a long time. No mess and no fuss, just fantastic results. I love the brush and how it catches the lashes making sure all lashes get evenly coated.

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I shall be moving over quite a few of my mascara stash in favour of this one! It stayed put and didn’t budge and it was pretty easily removed too, unlike some on the market now, that are near impossible to get off.

I am genuinely very impressed with this mascara, it just oozes quality and a fantastic finish, it really does. I shall be looking into this brand a lot more!

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There are a lot of mascaras out there that charge a mint, but are pretty much bog standard. This is a cut above and perhaps that is because the brand is still very niche and they have to work harder to compete, but the quality is definitely there.

 

There is 20% off The Lin & Lo Instant Love Mascara with this month’s Libbie Club and you can find it here: January Libbie Offers.

That is it for now folks

Nicola x

Wonderland Studio Finish Primer

 

Hello Beauties,

Wonderland is a relatively new makeup company, their products are all made in the UK. They have worked within the beauty industry with top brands for over 12 years, before they started their own brand.

They believe that high quality makeup should not cost the earth and have committed themselves to bringing you high-end makeup without the high-end price tag!

IMG_20161213_142824815.jpg Their Studio Finish Primer does not disappoint. Its oil free formula is very lightweight and it glides over the skin, making everything feel much smoother and it is matte sort of light lustre to the skin.

This primer gives a really flawless finish to the skin, it feels so smooth, the perfect canvas for your makeup.

I have to say it performs really well and like a primer I would usually pay a lot more money for. My makeup looked and felt great, there were no oil patches on my face, everything stayed in place and most importantly … there was no makeup sitting in my fine lines and wrinkles!

 

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This is a great wee primer, it does exactly what it says it will and it works really well at keeping everything in place. Price wise you can pay a lot of money for a primer that is too heavy, too oily or doesn’t really do anything for you, which really makes this Wonderland primer worth a go @ £12.50, plus you get some free silver glittery eyeshadow pigments worth £6.50 for free!

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You can find the Primer offer with the free beautiful eye shadow pigments here: Wonderland Primer

I do hope you take a look as this is a great offer …

Bye for now

Nicola x

 

THE HERO PROJECT UNDO Bi-phase Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

 

 

Hey everyone,

The Hero Project is a company intent on finding gaps in the beauty market, where they feel they can improve on the products that are out there. They launched their first products here with The Libbie Club last year and since then the brand has gone from strength to strength.

I have really loved the Hyasoft Gel and The Glow Drops a lot. Now they bring us a bi-phase micellar cleansing product for the eyes and lashes. You shake the bottle to activate it and the active formula goes in and breaks up your eye makeup like a dream!

Mascaras and last all day eye products are getting harder and harder to remove in the evening, so this eye makeup remover is designed to stop us rubbing our eyes. It is gentle, so no stinging, but it takes off every drop of mascara and liner.

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It has softening chamomile & cornflower to soothe the whole eye area and to nourish the eyelashes. Hyaluronic Acid adds hydration without being oily or greasy on the eyes afterwards.

All you do is shake the bottle to mix the formula together and express the product onto some clean cotton wool. I like to hold this over my eye to let it really soak in and break down my powerful long lasting mascara and eyeliner. Everything just sweeps away, leaving my lashes and eyes clean, calm with no redness or skin upset.

I have used many eye products where I am trying to massage the product into the lashes and eye area and I can feel it is not going to budge it an inch, it is frustrating and always leaves me with red sore sensitised eyes.

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.With the UNDO, I can feel it going in and breaking down that waterproof long lasting mascara and eyeliner and taking it clean away off my lashes. It takes minimal effort and no rubbing or scrubbing and no panda eyes in the morning as lashes are completely clean!

I think every woman needs an eye makeup remover like this now that we use hard working bulletproof eye makeup. We need something hardworking but very gentle on our delicate eye area and this Bi-Phase eye makeup remover does it very well for me indeed.

You can find it here at the Libbie Club with 10% off:- Libbie Club Offers

Bye for now ladies

Nicola xx

The Libbie Club Black Friday Meltdown Offers

Hey everyone,

Hope you are all well wrapped up and toasty! It went down to minus 9 here last night brrrrr!

The Libbie Club has on some incredible Black Friday offers and I will share some in pictures with you on here.

They have a month’s worth of the amazing Dr Dennis Gross exfoliating pads for £25, this is the most amazing deal. These pads really rock so to get them for less than half their usual price is amazing!

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This is top ten selection but there is lots more on the website and the prices are astounding.

So take a look and I hope you find an offer you like as there are so many price drops! Take a look for yourself here The Libbie Club

Bye for now

Nicola x

NuBo White Diamond Ice Glow Mask is incredible!

Hello Beauties,

I hope you are all and not starting to freeze as the temperatures start to drop! The dark winter days have begun and it is dark so early now! I have the vitamin D dug out and making sure I take it every day.

NuBo Skincare is advanced skincare technology that is lightweight, fast, super effective, free from all chemicals and nasties and still manages to really take your skin to another level.

It is a fast world we live in and we want skincare that gives us an immediate beneficial effect on our skin. We need to be uplifted, refreshed and ready to go in a very short space of time. We want everything now and we want to see it has worked!

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This is the mask you need!

It contains Micro-Encapsulated Oxygen to calm and regenerate the skin, Golden Root to energize cells by upping their intake of oxygen, Micronised Diamonds for a beautiful Luminosity and Fresh Cut Rose to boost your mood .. it is incredibly clever skincare that leaves you radiant and glowing.

I have just had a lovely bath and used my NuBo Ice Glow Mask .. oh boy! This has to be the most powerful face mask I have ever used. It is a wake-up call for face, body, and mind .. it is incredible!

You start off by taking a hot clean cloth and gently steam your face to open your pores and get your skin ready to get the best results out of this mask. I think I may say now it is not for very sensitive skin.

Once you have opened your pores you apply a thin layer of this mask and immediately you feel the icy blast from this mask starting to work. You feel like the Ice Queen and like singing a few lines of ‘Let It Go!’ lol. Or you have just stepped through a time warp and opened a door to the Antartic!

You leave it on for 10/15 minutes and the results are instant. My skin feels like glass, it still has an icy tingle. My skin looks brighter, skin tone and firmness are vastly improved. I have a lovely youthful glow and I not only feel I look younger but my brother even remarked on how good my skin was looking! (shocker).

It actually helps to release the tense muscles we get from stress, leaving skin smoother and looking a lot more youthful . How many skincare brands can make that claim from a mask .. not many!

What I really love is it erases tiredness, tiredness is the bain of my life. We all seem to be tired these days through one reason or another, so a total pick me up and ai mean a real ‘pick me up’ that takes tired skin and frazzled mind and completely resets it!

Please note this is not a mask you would use and then go to bed. This is a mask you would use before a big night out to look your very best. Or if you are in a hurry, tired and need a super wake up for yourself and your skin before a party or a big meeting where you want to dazzle and impress!

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A mask that does all this is indeed a considered purchase but it honestly does so much it just blows me away. I can see why it is in the Times top 100 Beauty Products as it completely overhauls tired skin and leaves you feeling like you have had a beautician working on your face for over an hour and them some.

NuBo skincare is sold in Harrods or you can buy directly from the Nubo Website.  At £100 for a 50ml pot, you should get around 25 masks (some get more). That makes it a lot more affordable when you break it down.

Add all this together and add in the fact it is paraben free, SLS free and free of all other nasties I feel this is super intelligent skincare that really works. I thought so much about how I would describe this mask and how  the price point would affect that .. but every time I use it I find something new about it and how good it is!

Have you heard of Nubo Skincare? It is pushing the boundaries in the skincare world with extremely clever cosmeceutical  products that give an immediate boost to your skin, putting together the latest technologies to bring you products that work in a flash!

That is it, for now, folks

Take care

Nicola