I love a good holiday. The buzz of going somewhere new and exciting is like nothing else. I also love a good ‘alpha city’ – London, Paris and New York are all in my favourites list for different reasons. When we travelled to NYC I spent a lot of time researching beforehand but the tips we learnt being there were actually the most useful so I thought I would share them with you all.
A few weeks ago, I shared that my skin had become rather dry of late. With dryness usually comes dullness – an awful combination!! For me, the best way to combat dull skin is to ensure you have a good exfoliation system within your skincare routine so, when the amazing gals at Alpha H sent across the newest launch, an exfoliating and resurfacing cleanser, I couldn’t wait to test it out to see if it could bring back my healthy glow.
Everything that Alpha H seem to touch turns to gold. Their Liquid Gold is second to none at clarifying and brightening the skin and I have heard amazing things about their Instant Facial and Balancing Eye Complex.
So did this new launch live up to the extensive claims?
I was somewhat late to hop on this bandwagon but Deciem brand, The Ordinary quickly became one of my favourite brands. Their extensive skincare line at ridiculously affordable prices have gradually been reeling me in over the last year. On top of this I had also seen a lot online about both of the brand’s foundations so thought that it was my beauty blogger duty to make a purchase and road test them for you. I know, I’m far too kind to you all…
I’ll be honest, I hadn’t really tried out liquid eyeshadows before. I had been lusting after the Stila shadows for quite some time and had been toying with the idea of picking some up when these beauties from Phase Zero landed on the doorstep! Coincidence eh?
Love Me Beauty is a membership site which offers factory prices to members on a number of brands. It costs £5.00 per month and has a minimum contractual period of three months. However, you can still shop the site without a membership, you just won’t receive the massive discounts.
I couldn’t wait to get stuck into playing with these shadows and to create some different looks. I was kindly sent five shadows in total, three from the Coconut Range and two from the Metal Veil Range.
So what were my thoughts?
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm is an absolute cult beauty product. I don’t know anybody who has tried it and not loved it, I’m certain that you will find a pot of this cult balm in every skincare guru’s bathroom cabinet. I myself am a huge fan of her skincare products, and find that anything that i’ve tried in the past has truly worked and delivered what it promised.
So, when I was offered the chance to try out the newest launch from the brand, I jumped at the chance.
Is it going to be another cult product?
It’s certainly no secret that I love a good sheet mask. My drawer at home is overflowing with them and I can’t seem to stop picking them up. A while back I was very kindly sent some sheet masks from Seoulista Beauty which I reviewed here for any of you that missed it and I really enjoyed them so when I seen that they had released foot and hand masks, I was excited to try them out.
I am not the best at looking after my hands and feet, I will admit it. Asides from my monthly manicure with Sinead at Pretty Polished, I don’t do much else which means my hands can start to look a bit neglected. My feet are an entirely different story as I’m actually quite scared of feet (they’re just hands gone wrong) so I tend not to look at mine never mind pamper them. This means they get very dry and sad looking – not a good look for Spring-Summer when the opened toe shoes come back out.
Recently, I’ve noticed that my skin has been a lot drier. Ordinarily it is normal so when the dryness appeared it was super noticeable to me. I shopped my skincare stash for products that target dryness and I think I’ve found some real dry skin hero products along the way that I just had to share with you!