Skincare

Skincare: bareMinerals Smoothness Collection Review

bareMinerals is a brand that I’ve admired for years. They have a good, responsible ethos and they truly revolutionised the make up industry with the launch of their mineral foundation back in the 90s. Their cruelty free make up and skincare products contain some absolute gems that I’ve purchased many times (Skin Longevity serum anyone?)…

One of their newest skincare launches is the Smoothness range which is formulated to hydrate, nourish and protect all skin types whilst working to improve the skin’s texture. I’ve been using the Smoothness Hydrating Cleansing Oil as well as the Smoothness Bare Haven Soft Moisturiser for over a month now and they’re honestly both a hit for me.

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Skincare: My Rated Cleansers, An Update

It’s been a long time since I wrote about my favourite cleansers on the blog and given the fact that I’m a bit of a cleanser junkie, I’m always trying out new ones so it’s inevitable that my favourites change/expand in length. That’s not to say that I don’t still love the cleansers that I have raved about previously, there are none that I have recommended previously that I have outright changed my opinion on, and some of them will even make another appearance in this post. But the skincare market and science are constantly evolving and new products are always coming my direction and it would be a shame not to share my new loves with you all.

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Five New Beauty Discoveries

As a beauty blogger, one of my favourite things is trying new brands and products, let’s face it, I’m a bit of a product floozy in some respects. I love discovering all manner of beauty products and sharing my favourites with you all and also hearing what you have been loving too. We’re all one big group of enablers! Recently I’ve come across some great new gems that I’ve really been enjoying.

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Skincare Sunday: The Best Gel Based Moisturisers

*Ad- products marked * have been sent to me by the brands for review consideration*

The shift to the Spring and Summer months means that my skin enjoys something a bit lighter in terms of moisturisers as opposed to the thicker creams that I tend to reach for during the winter months. For my normal skin, a gel or water based moisturiser is perfect for this time of the year.

The perfect formulation is lightweight, feels refreshing on the skin and hydrates without leaving the skin feeling greasy or oily. I like the fact that most gel moisturisers layer really well with other products and leave the skin feeling juicy and plumped.

If you have oily or combination skin, a gel or water based moisturiser will be a great option for you to keep your skin moisturised without overloading the skin. However, if you have normal or even somewhat dehydrated skin, some of these picks might be perfect for you too!

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Skincare Sunday: Five Favourites from Alpha H Skincare

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that there are a few brands that I have a serious love affair with and Alpha H is definitely one of those brands. The brand specialises in resurfacing and regularising troublesome skin and were one of the pioneers of skincare when it came to the use of glycolic acid. Over the past few years, I have tried many of the brands products and to be honest, there haven’t been too many that I haven’t loved. Although I like the majority of the products that I’ve tried, there are some real stand out products that I will repurchase again and again.

So if you’re new to Alpha H as a skincare brand and want to explore it, what do are the products that I really rate?

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Skincare Sunday: Ingredient Focus- Hyaluronic Acid

If you haven’t heard of hyaluronic acid in terms of skincare, I’d think you’ve been living under a bush. For us skincare junkies, it’s the key ingredient to plump and hydrate the skin from within. I’ve had it incorporated into my skincare routine in some fashion for many, many years and it’s an ingredient I know my skin would miss instantly if it disappeared from my line up! Regardless of your skin type, hyaluronic acid will be a welcome addition to your skincare routine.

Over the past few months, I’ve tried three hyaluronic acid serums which cover three different budgets but firstly what’s the lowdown on HA?

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Skincare Sunday: Five New Skincare Discoveries

It’s been a while since I wrote a Skincare Sunday post hasn’t it? My skin had a bit of a blip a few months ago, and wasn’t at it’s best. I think hormones and stress were to blame, but it meant that I had to do a bit of a reshuffle in terms of my skincare regime and I’ve discovered some new favourites whilst doing it! Plus the current lockdown has given me an opportunity to really amp up my skincare routine and to be honest, my skin is looking really well at the minute if I do say so myself so it’s obviously working…

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At Home Facial Routine to Beat the Winter Weather

It’s safe to say the weather has been pretty woeful of late. The cold wind has crept back in which means my skin has been taking a real battering and has been looking a little dull and feeling a bit drier than usual. When it’s miserable outside, I am perfectly content to stay cosy inside and have a bit of a pamper and what better way to do that than to give yourself a nice, hydrating at home facial?

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New In My Beauty Arsenal: March 2019

It’s not a secret that I’m a bit of a product junkie. When I see something new or just launched, I want to try it. When I see something on Instagram, I want to try it. In short, I’m a marketers dream! So with that being said, it’s no surprise that I routinely have new products in my rotation. Some of which I am lucky enough to be sent, others I pick up for myself!

I love seeing what’s new in other product aficionados beauty stashes so I thought I would share with you all the new products I found myself reaching for the most throughout last month!

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Skincare Sunday: Review – Alpha H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser

I’m a skincare junkie. You’d need to be a blind person not to have noticed that by now. When a brand that I love, launches something new, I can’t wait to try it.

Alpha H is such a dreamy skincare brand which specialises in regulating sensitive skin types and resurfacing overactive skin. The brand’s founder, Michelle Doherty started the brand after spending years trying to combat her own adult acne and the brand is credited with being pioneers when it comes to the use of glycolic acid in skincare routines. If you haven’t tried anything from the brand, you need to rectify that immediately. Trust me.

They recently launched their Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser and when I was kindly offered the chance to trial the product, it was a no brainer but to say yes. Designed as a multi-purpose, time saving beauty product, I couldn’t wait to get this on my face.

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