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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

Niod Sanskrit Saponins

Hey Everyone,

Great day here so far it is finally feeling warmer and I have all my bedding out blowing in the breeze .. happy days!

I want to mention a new cleanser I purchased from Victoria Health (a company I love). Niod Sanskrit Saponins is not your average cleanser.. but then Niod don’t do things the normal way! They break the rules and trail-blaze … it is skincare for me (and others) to really get excited about.

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I will leave the science to Brandon and Victoria Health and just tell you how I have found the product personally and how it has made my skin feel ..

This is not a cleanser for removing your make up, this is a cleanser for skin .. yes your skin! Having used this more than a few times now I think I have worked out what it does in layman’s terms (hopefully).

What Niod have done here is stripped back cleansing to a very old Ayurvedic technique centuries old using plant Saponins and applied it to this deep skin cleanser  that cleans the skin so very well this product focuses more on skin health. Clean skin that can breathe is healthy happy skin.. it is addictive and I love it!!

To use you wet your face and massage a large pea sized amount between your fingertips to warm and activate the product you then massage it over your face for a few minutes or you can leave 5 minutes as a mask..

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What I can feel it doing like a gentle suction action all over your face  getting into the pores,  shrinking back and taking out the junk, soaking up excess oil, dirt, dead skin so that when you rinse …any product build up & dirt on the skin come away leaving your skin feeling velvety soft, super clean, and it can really breathe in the air.

It is ph balanced, you don’t need to tone after if you don’t want to. It takes off any product build up you may have on your skin, it cleans and clears out spots, removes dirt and impurities so well the size of pores are drastically reduced .. this I really love because as you get older pores get bigger and now I have to look VERY hard to see mine .. it is a miracle!

So it is like someone coming into your’re home and scrubbing it from top to toe. giving it a good ole hoover  in every corner and taking out every last bit of dust and rubbish .. skin feels spotlessly clean and fresh, mattified and clear.

I honestly cannot say enough good things about the Sanskrit Saponins  and how it makes my skin feel. It is a cleanser I think we have been in need of for a very long time .. one that treats the actual skin alone, doesn’t take off make up, just makes your skin feel and look cleaner than ever and does it really well.

Everything works better, my skin feels so incredibly soft and yes again .. clean .. cleanest it has felt in a very long time. So if your into your skincare and love healthy skin like I do then this cleanser needs looked at to be added to your skincare arsenal for sure as it lets skin breathe again!

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Brandon who owns Niod has shown here he can go from extremely high tech to stripping and paring back products and letting them be ..very intelligent skincare indeed…

It is £23.00 for 90-ml from Victoria Health and worth a read up on what they have to say about the product.

That is it for now folks

Nicola x

 

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 1% .. Truly Remarkable Skincare!

Hi everyone,

If you have not heard of Brandon Truaxe Or NIOD (non evasive options in dermal science) then you should really go to Victoria Health and read up on the incredible things he is doing in the Beauty world!

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He is revolutionising the way we look at beauty and skin-care and completely turning it on his head. How he thinks and looks at what our skin needs is so much more pioneering and streets ahead of the usual huge beauty giants churning out the same sort of creams which are only slightly different down through their various channels.

So the first product I purchased was the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum. It comes beautifully packaged in plain black boxes and white labels, slightly clinical, clean and a feeling of something that you feel is going to be high-tech and that is exactly what it is.

Two bottles  come with this product…. one looks empty .. do not turn it on it’s head and shake because it contains the copper powder needed to make up the serum.

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You activate this yourself by mixing the Activator  and the copper flakes together and shaking for about 30 seconds to mix well and activate your serum. This way you get the freshest product that will stay active for you for the longest time. You keep this serum in the fridge to keep the ingredients as active and as potent as possible.

How this serum works is to help reduce all visable signs of anti-ageing. It is absorbed into the skin immediately and it forms a base to make skin look and act younger  from  it’s lowest depth upwards. So it is also treating the new skin before it gets up to the surface.

This is a thin light sky blue serum and I personally find the best way to apply this (as you only need 3 drops) and not over use it is to apply it to the palm of my hand and quickly mix it onto both hands and press it into my skin that is still damp from toning. That way I feel I get a good application of the serum all over my face.

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On my own skin I have been using about a month now. I can see a more youthful  appearance and it has been remarked upon! I feel my face looks and feels healthy (I tend to be quite ashen) my pores do look smaller and firmness  and elasticity is much much better. Particularly the elasticity and spring back.

I could try and go into all the high-tech stuff about this serum. It is called skin-care for the hyper-educated. I am not quite in that niche but I love good skincare that works and that really matters to me and this really works! I know this because I can see and feel it every day.

I use it with the NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex with 12 different hyaluronic compounds to visably hydrate hydrate the skin. This is a godsend for anyone who struggles with keeping their skin hydrated as they get older as i know I do ..

Having tried  quite a few NIOD  products now and I can honestly say I just want more and more…. there is no heaviness with these products. They are lovely and light, the delivery goes instantly into the skin. There is no waiting for anything to sink in. You apply and straight away your done and you have intelligent products  that is making your skin work for you!

The NIOD umbrella is a very fast growing one. People are really waking up to what these powerful products can do for their skin.

The amazing Nikki Taylor is a massive NIOD fan and I have to say I have very cheerfully followed her down this line and been really excited by all the new releases and I just cannot wait to get my hands on them!

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Have you had the pleasure of trying some of the NIOD products yet? If so are you loving them as much as me?

That’s all for now folks

Take care

Nicola x