All posts by Rebecca Cheung

London based musician, gaming and beauty enthusiast

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

After having such great thoughts about Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation and the Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, I knew I had to try out the primer as well.
So the primer retails at £24 and can be found at Harvey Nichols (UK) https://www.harveynichols.com/brand/fenty-beauty/644984-pro-filtr-instant-retouch-primer/p2986083/. FYI, Fenty Beauty is coming to Boots from the 10th of May! I’m so happy and excited about the improved accessibility of this brand 😀
Price wise, it’s one of the most expensive primers I have ever bought. As someone who has frequently used high street branded primers such as E.L.F. and MUA, spending £24 on a primer made me nervous. It’s not a product I tend to splash out on. No particular reason why, it just worked out like that for me. Is this primer worth the bigger spending budget than I’m used to? I would say so.

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If you want to try a luxury priced primer, then this would be a great primer to start with. For £24, you get a pretty bottle of 32ml/1.08 Fl. OZ. I have found with this primer that a little goes a long way. You definitely don’t need to use a lot in one go. It’s sits on my skin really well for my foundation to blend well on top.
The most important part of a primer is that it shouldn’t feel heavy- it should feel like another layer of moisturiser. There’s nothing worse than having a primer that sits heavy on your skin and then you have too still put foundation and powder on top. This primer definitely has a light-weight feel to it and has a lovely smoothing effect that reduces the look of my pores. This was an instant plus for me.
Over-time, I usually notice my t-zone and my nose getting oily. However, this primer really helps the rest of makeup not fall apart into an oily mess. It really does help absorb any shininess without drying out my skin. I’m really glad this primer isn’t drying, that’s the last thing my combo-dry sensitive skin needs.
After testing out this primer with various foundations of different price points, (Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation and Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation) this primer works really well with both and I can imagine it working with most foundations, concealers and powders to create that effortless light-weight look and feel. I’ll admit that I currently don’t have a very expensive foundation to test this out with but I can’t imagine it not working out. This primer is good with my foundations and concealers from the high coverage to the light/medium coverage.
After using it a lot of times, I highly recommend this primer if the price point doesn’t scare you away. If you are looking for a primer of an affordable price then you can’t go wrong with the various E.L.F. primers that are specific to what you need. You can see the texture and consistency in the picture below. As you can see, a little does go a long way so one bottle of 32ml will last a long time.

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Thanks for reading this blog post! See you in the next one 🙂

Mulan Makeup Tutorial

Finally filmed a Mulan makeup tutorial video!   

“Oriental Flower” By Rebecca Cheung can be listened to here    

Makeup Products used: – E.L.F. Poreless Face Primer

– Revolution SFX Ghost Whitener
– Revolution Ghost Powder
– Physicians Formula Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Warm
– E.L.F. Instant Lift Brow Pencil in Deep Brown 723
– Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original
– I heart Revolution Fortune Seeker Eyeshadow Palette
– Kiko Milano Smart Eye Pencil 815
– Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Smudge Out Mascara 01
– Superdrug Jinju White Peach Lip Balm
– NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Kitten Heels
– NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Kitten Heels

Caudalie Beauty Elixir Review

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir 100ml sized bottle

“Sets make-up, tones and tightens pores and gives the skin an instant boost of radiance.” is what Caudalie claims its Beauty Elixir achieves and after using it for months on end and currently going through my third bottle, I can wholeheartedly agree.

I first heard about Caudalie’s Beauty Elixirs through numerous online beauty gurus but never had a chance to try it out. That was until I was out with my friends in Covent Garden and popped into the store there. My friend Chloe walked me through a lot of the products that Caudalie has and having never looked into the company or the products, I needed all the help I could get. And that’s when I spotted the most talked about beauty spray on the market for years now. Finally! my chance to try it, having heard all the raves from years ago.

So to start with, I sprayed it on my arm and there was a powerful fragrance to it which immediately made me nervous. Heavily fragranced skin care and makeup does not go well with sensitive skin. The packaging does state it is suitable for all skin-types and while it doesn’t always flare up my sensitive skin, I would still advise to use it with caution for people with sensitive skin. There were rare times where it left me with a tingly sensation that you don’t really want to feel on your skin. Looking at the ingredients of the spray, it does suggest that it shouldn’t irritate your skin. The three essential oils used are: peppermint oil (tones and awakens the skin), rose oil (anti-shine, activates glow) and rosemary oil (anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial) all have beneficial uses for the skin.

I do have to agree with what Caudalie states- it does leave your face feeling radiant, glowing and refreshed. Admittedly, I haven’t used it to set my makeup as I spray it on my face after toning and before moisturising. Applying it at that point helps my serum and moisturiser sink into my skin better. The fact that this is a multi-use spray is a huge plus given the price range. It’s good to know this luxury branded beauty spray can be used for more than benefit i.e. toning, make-up setting, complexion brightening, skin cooling etc. 

There are two sized bottles, at 30ml for £12 and 100ml for £32 (link to Caudalie’s website are posted below). Ideally, the 100ml is the better value for money but the 30ml is the perfect travel-size companion and lasted a month when I used to twice daily in between toning and moisturising. I started off with the 30ml bottle to see if it was suitable for my sensitive skin and I was very happy with the results, but still used it with caution. I didn’t spray it whenever my face had a lot of red and dry patches as I found it sting those problematic areas. But don’t fret! It definitely helped my skin feel cool and refreshed. However, I did have to get used to the strong fragrance smell but that passed very quickly.

Overall, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir definitely deserves the hype and the price range is good if you about the convenience of it being multi-use. Just use it sparingly if you have very sensitive skin and definitely don’t use it when you have red or dry patches on your face. If you do, you will feel it sting for a short time, but over a long period of time, you will notice a positive change in complexion.

https://uk.caudalie.com/beauty-elixir-30-ml.html

https://uk.caudalie.com/beauty-elixir-100ml.html

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Asian Beauty Haul Japan 2017

Japan Beauty Haul 2017

On August 15th, I embarked on a month-long trip to Japan. This trip was filled with sightseeing, amazing food and of course, shopping for amazing Asian beauty. There are a variety of shops where you can find said skincare and makeup in Japan, these include but are not limited to:  Don Quijote, Daiso, Etude House, Tony Moly, Cosme store, drugstores, Aeon Style Cosmetics in Aeon Mall, Loft, Tokyu Hands etc
Feel free to comment or a send a message my way if you have any questions about any of the products! Have a lovely day 🙂     **DISCLAIMER: Specific images of each product will be here in the blog plus comments on the products themselves if I have used them. I wish I could put this in the video too, but that make a ridiculously long video. But I have a feeling this will be a really long blog … Enjoy!

Contents page:

Tony Moly

Etude House

Anna Sui

Pokemon x It’s Demo

– Various brands from Don Quixote (Donki)  

– Miscellaneous items; Daiso & Muji 

Japanese Beauty Haul collage photo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Most of the Tony Moly products I bought are from Incheon Airport … because duty-free shopping is the best! A few other items are from the Tony Moly shop in Okayama (near Korakuren Gardens) I didn’t find any shops in Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto but I’m pretty they exist. Obviously, Korea will be the best country to find Tony Moly in.
 
 
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-Liptone Get It Tint; 01 Pink Ming
-Liptone Get It Tint; 02 Coral Ming
-Liptone Get It Tint; 03 Play Orange
-Liptone Get It Tint; 04 Red Hot
-Liptone Get It Tint; 05 All Night Red
 
 
These lip tints are amazing! Super light-weight, sheer but can colour can easily build up if you want a more vibrant coverage. Non-drying and non-flaky. Lasts a long time without touch ups. Highly recommend J
 
 
 
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-Petite Bunny Gloss Bars in various colours
 
 
Very sheer and I didn’t find it to build up in colour when you apply loads of it. I believe these should be applied over any other lip product or if you want a wash of sheer colour on your lips, then these can be applied by themselves. Very moisturising but doesn’t last long- touch ups are needed often.
 
 
 
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After buying quite a lot of products at Incheon Airport, the lovely sales assistant gave me a lot of free gifts, tester sizes. I haven’t used these yet, but these look useful for travelling.
 
-B C DATION+ (looks like foundation, or a tinted moisturiser)
-3 Minute Salmon Mask Pack (I think the lady said this is for your hair)
-Lip tints in a dark pink colour x2
-Geolution Shark’s Fin Collagen Dual Kit; Toner and Emulsion (serum) x3
 
-Pro Clean Soft Cleansing Tissue 
 
 
 
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-Banana Hand Milk
-Pocket Bunny Moist Mist
-Panda’s Dream White Hand Cream
 
 
I haven’t used these products yet, BUT LOOK HOW KAWAII THE PACKAGING IS! I remember the sales assistant saying the Panda hand cream is whitening.
 
 
 
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-Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base
-Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick
-Panda’s Dream Smudge Out Mascara
-Pokemon x Tony Moly Pikachu Colour Mascara (Black)
-Inked Cushion Gel Liner
-Pokemon x Tony Moly Pikachu Pocket Lip Balm
 
 
Again, I haven’t used these products yet, but kawaii packaging! I cannot wait to use these.
 
 
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-My Sunny Sun Foam Cleanser
-My Sunny Perfect Sun Block SPF 50+
-The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream
-2x First Light Essence
 
 
This was also a free gift and will definitely try these products the next time I travel (won’t be anytime soon to be honest)
 
 
 
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-Tako Pore Bubble Pore Pack
-Tako Pore Sebum Control Gel Cream
-Tako Pore Backhead Scrub Stick (the smallest tako)
 
 
I bought these products from the Tony Moly store in Okayama. Honestly, the packaging drew me in first because look how adorable the tako is! (Japanese word for Octopus) Then when I found out this was a skincare range specifically for pores, I had to have it. Admittedly, I haven’t tried these products yet but I’m super excited to!
 
 

 

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-Pokemon x Tony Moly Hand Cream Set
-Dr. Logy Blemish Mask Sheet (2 packs)
-Pokemon x Tony Moly Mask Pack Set
 
I bought these products from Incheon Airport and just fell in love with the packaging. I think I got the Pikachu Mask Pack Set for free after spending a certain amount of South Korean Won. Honestly I’m such a sucker for packaging that I’ll probably keep the empty packaging for display purposes when I’m finished with them … (that’s normal right?)
 
 
And that’s Tony Moly finished with! Now onto Etude House
 
 
 
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I was taken to Shibuya on my first day and my friend knows how much I love shopping, so of course, he took me to Shibuya 109 … where I found Etude house … and then some financial damage was done. I also found another store in Shinjuku. The stores are so pink and kawaii. I always enjoyed shopping in them.
 
 

 

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-Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack (Black Tea)
-Bubble Tea Sleeping pack (Strawberry)
-Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack (Green Tea)
 
 
I highly rate these sleeping packs! So you have to do your usual night skin care routine, then after your night cream, you need to grab one or two bobas (with the spatula provided) and then burst them in your hands, scoop up some of the gel-like product, mix it into your hands and then apply all over your face and leave it on while you sleep. It helps moisturise your face and you wake up with baby-soft skin. So my friend and I tried the black tea one at first and then I went back and bought the other two flavours because we both loved using this so much.
 

 

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-Wonder Pore Freshner (toner)
-AC Clean Up After Balm
-AC Clean Up Daily Cleansing Foam
-Penguin Hand Cream
 
 
The only one I have used is the cleansing foam and it works well on my blemished-prone skin. I’m very excited to try the other products.
 
 

 

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-Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher (No. 10 Peach Parfait)
-Etude House Oh my Line
-Etude House Lash Perm Eye-Long Mascara
 
I have only tried the mascara and it does lengthen my lashes well, but unfortunately, I did experience little bits of fallout throughout the day.
 
 
And that’s it for Etude House! Hope I can buy more products from them in the future.
 
 
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I definitely did not know Anna Sui had a cosmetics line, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw her stand in a cosmetics shop in Okayama station shopping centre (I must have been to that shopping centre at least 30 times- highly recommend it)
 

 

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-Cream Cheek Colour (not sure what the colour number is to be honest)
 

 

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-Glittering Lipgloss (200- Dhalia Purple)
 
 

 

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-Vivid lipstick (Brilliant Red)
 

 

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-Vivid Lipstick (Beige Pink)
 
Admittedly, I haven’t tried these makeup pieces yet but look how gorgeous the packaging is! I can’t wait to try them and display them on my vanity. High quality packaging for such a high-quality brand.
 
 
 
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These were gifted to me by the friend I stayed with in Japan. He knows how much I love Pokemon and beauty, so he bought them for me which was super sweet! LOOK HOW KAWAII THE PACKAGING IS! I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY THEM AND THEN KEEP THE PACKAGING.
 
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-It’s Demo Red glittery nail varnish top coat
 
-It’s Demo Peel off Base Coat
 

 

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-It’s Demo Hand Cream

-It’s Demo Face Mist (this was a free gift because he bought a lot of products)
-It’s Demo Lip Cream
 
 
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-It’s Demo Pikachu and Starters Eyeshadow Palette (I believe there are two other palettes with varying colour combinations)
 
 
I’m very grateful and forever appreciative that my friend bought them for me. I cannot wait to try them. There are other products in the collection that can be found online but I’m not sure if they can be shipped to the UK *Fingers crossed*
 
 
DON QUIXOTE (DONKI): http://www.donki.com/en/ 
 
 
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What can I say about Donki … only that it is the best department store in Japan that is affordable and sells everything you possibly need and how there’s so many stores in one area. It’s amazing. The mascot is a penguin and I miss it so much L There’s nothing in England that can compare to it to be honest.

 

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Top Layer; (from left to right)
-Isehan Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara Waterproof (Black)
-KATE TOKYO CC Lip Cream (Beat Red)
-Cheek Cat CC15 Blush (Peach Pink)
-RiRe Lip Powder (02 Hot Plum)
-RiRe Lip Powder (03 Fashion Red)
-KATE TOKYO Color Enamel Gloss
 
Middle Layer; (from left to right)
-Integrate Compact Case
-Peripera x Powerpuff girls Long Setting Mascara and sleeping eye mask
 
Bottom Layer; (from left to right)
-Integrate Pro Finish Foundation (this fits into the red compact case shown above the powder in the photo)
-Wonder Collect Powder A Series (Tuxedosam- available in other Sanrio characters)
 
Out of all of these cosmetics, I have only tried the Kate CC Lip Cream, both RiRe lip powders and the Wonder Collect Powder in Tuxedosam.
 
The Kate CC Lip Cream was moisturising and very sheer, works like a lip balm to be honest. The RiRe lip powders have a matte finish- very weird to apply because it takes some getting used to. It does have good staying power but it does dry out and stains my lips. The Wonder Collect Powder is a very good loose powder- really helps set my foundation and concealer in place, hence why I purchased two more of it … it has nothing to do with the face that there’s a penguin on the powder puff … honest …

 

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-Senka Perfect Whip Foaming Facial cleanser
-To-Plan Aloe Cream
 
 
Haven’t tried the cleanser but the Aloe cream is so good. A very light-weight face cream that contains hyaluronic acid, so it’s good for redness and blemishes. My friend that I stayed with introduced this to me and I fell in love right away.
 
DAISO & MUJI; MISC. BRANDS AND ITEMS: http://www.daisojapan.com/ 
 
                                                                                     https://www.muji.net/store/
 
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Everything in the photo above was bought from Daiso, Muji and various other 100 yen stores/drugstores on the high street that I don’t really know the name of. Apart from Muji, I have labelled the other brands as miscellaneous because that’s the best way I can describe them.
 
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-Empty loose powder compact from Daiso

-Eyebrow Brush
-SOS Sparkling Water Cleanser (carbonated bubbles face wash)
-Foamin cleanser maker
-Beauty Tools kit in an adorable Geisha design (I bought this from a tourist shop in Kurashiki)
-Face wash brush from Daiso
– Oil blotting paper & Desktop Cosmetic Paper from Daiso
 
 
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These razors are so cheap and amazing! Sharp enough to shave your face but not too sharp that you can cut your face (though watch how that happens to me) I can easily shave my upper lip line and chin with these razors and because of how cheap they are … I bought a lot :’) I have never seen designs in England so of course, I had to stock up.
 
 

 

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Muji Items:
-Beauty Spatula
-Face Lotion Sheet
-Eyelash Essence
 
 
With the Face Lotion Sheets, you can soak one capsule in a serum or cream of your choice and it unfolds into a face mask, so it’s a really cool way of making a DIY face sheet mask. I also cannot wait to try the Eyelash Essence because my eyelashes are naturally short and need a bit of help.
 
 
SO THAT’S THE END OF THIS BLOG! 
Thank you so much for reading through this very long blog and watching my vlog. If you have any questions about any of the products, like price for instance then feel free to send a message my way! (social media listed below) I hope to return to Japan one day or any country in Asia to be honest. I love that region so much, I’m so glad and thankful I managed to afford to stay in Japan for as long as a month. Many thanks and appreciation to the friend who let me stay with him and looked after me for the whole month. It was the perfect holiday xoxo

 

 

Zombie Pikachu Makeup Look (Halloween)

Zombie Pikachu Halloween Makeup Look

 I decided to go for a Zombie Pikachu look this Halloween 🙂

Step 1: Buy a pikachu onesie/ any pikachu outfit https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009151XI8/ref=twister_B00NLA63GG 

Step 2: Buy some white face foundation cream, fake blood, blending sponge, eyeshadow brush and black eyeshadow! I found everything at Superdrugs

Makeup Worn:
-Clinique Primer
-Freedom SFX Ghost Whitener http://www.superdrug.com/Freedom/Freedom-SFX-Ghost-Whitener/p/714168?singleResultSearchPage=true 
-Freedom SFX Fake Blood http://www.superdrug.com/Freedom/Freedom-SFX-Fake-Blood/p/713460?singleResultSearchPage=true
-MUA Matte Mono Eyeshadow http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Matte-Mono-Eyeshadow—Smoke/p/207401

Happy Halloween 🙂 xxx

Washing your skin! What Worked for me & and What Didn’t

I’ve decided to write a beauty blog series, seeing as I have this blog but I don’t post much here. So, without further delay, this beauty blog series will kick off with cleansers and face washes 🙂
From around the age of 13, where I started wearing basic makeup on rare occasions, my mum advised me to wash my skin using products that help with my blemishes but also help protect it from dirt, makeup etc. Below is a list of cleaners/face washes I have used since I was 13- I know there’s a lot but truth be told, I haven’t found the “perfect” one for me yet. I have found great ones that have helped with reducing my blemishes but I like experimenting to find the “perfect” one for me.

*It is important to note that my skin is very different from yours. This cleansers and face washes listed below may not suit your skin type and skin problems. My skin type is Combination Dry with sensitive skin and my skin problem is blemishes and occasional redness. Best thing to do is use products that are suited for your skin type and state that they will combat the problems you are facing*

*It is also important to note that when using skincare, you should test it out for at least a month because your skin takes time to get used to the new product you are using. Don’t change your skincare products too often because this will overload your skin and will cause more problems*

Consult this “Superdrugs” article to see what best works for your skin: http://www.superdrug.com/blog/beauty-manuals/ultimate-cleansing-guide 

List of cleansers/face washes I have used so far:

1. L’occitane Riz Routine https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7b/d7/19/7bd71919147def9c2408e7a4e3ca9249.jpg (the only image on the internet now)

The first cleanser I ever used and the worst. It was a three step system (cleanser, toner and moisturiser) and set back my mum by £80 (sorry and thank you mum!). I don’t know what was in it, but the lady all those years ago told my mum and I that it would help with my blemishes and dryness- it did not…it made my skin worse. Much worse. I’m glad this is discontinued now.

2. The body shop- tea tree oil routine http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/content/skincarekits.aspx (scroll down till you find The Tea Tree Oil set that has cleanser, toner and moisturiser)

From what I remember, this was a good regime for me- it was gentle for me so it didn’t cause any dryness and I saw it reduced my blemishes after a month. So here’s the problem- back then when I used it 6 years ago (they may have changed the formula since then so bare this in mind), IT STANK. The smell of Tea Tree Oil is strong in this regime- which may sound like a ridiculous criticism but I don’t want my face smelling of this strong scent for the whole day and night. (literally was for the whole day and then at night while I’m sleeping) I remember it just drove me crazy, but if you don’t mind strong scents then you should give this a go!

3. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3 Step System http://www.clinique.co.uk/product/1669/5615/Skin-Care/Acne/Clear-Skin-Starter-Kit/Anti-Blemish-Solutions-3-Step-System/For-All-Skin-Types-with-Blemishes

Both the cleanser and moisturiser worked well, however my main problem lies with the toner. That seriously dried out my skin- after using it for 3 days, my whole face was peeling off. (I wish this was an exaggeration) Clearly the toner was too harsh for my sensitive skin and so I had to give up with this regime. Also, even though this regime did reduce my blemishes after one month, it was not worth it for the amount of skin peeling off my face. If you do not have sensitive skin, then I definitely recommend this luxury priced regime as the cleanser and moisturiser did help a lot to reduce my blemishes.


4. Shu Uemura Ultim8 Sublime Cleansing Oil http://www.shuuemura.co.uk/skincare/cleanser/makeup-remover/ultime8-sublime-beauty-cleansing-oil (At a very luxurious price)

Mum comes home from shopping and tells me she bought a new cleanser from Shu Uemura- the lady advised her to use it to achieve a more radiant and moisturised face. As it’s an oil, you are meant to put it all over your face (avoiding eyes), splash water on it so it turns white, which means the oil is emulsified and then rinse it off with warm water. Everything about this product feels very expensive, high-end and luxurious. After using this product for a while (I think it was just about more than a month) both my mum and I agreed that this product worked amazingly well- it made both of our faces feel radiant and well moisturised. It may not have reduced my blemishes but it get rid of dry skin patches I had. However, both of us knew and agreed that we couldn’t afford this all the time (unfortunately) so we had to say goodbye to it when it was used up. If you’re looking for a high-end expensive cleanser because you can, then go for this one. It will make your skin feel amazing.

5. Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Face Wash http://www.boots.com/en/Simple-Kind-To-Skin-Moisturising-Facial-Wash-50ml_1102648/

From a really expensive cleanser to a high-street (drugstore) brand, I give you Simple. This is a brand I swear by because it’s perfect for my sensitive skin. This face wash works so well to keep my skin feeling clean and moisturised. This didn’t really combat my blemishes but at that point in my life (around the age of 17), blemishes was the least of my worries (surprisingly) as my dry skin was acting up horrendously. This happened for an understandable reason- army issued camouflage cream (thick and oil based) and my skin went through harsh conditions from the environment. So dry patches happened everywhere, it was horrible, (but I don’t regret my Cadet years) it just meant I had to look after my skin well. This face wash was perfect for that- left my skin feeling cleansed, soft and moisturised for a cheap price- would highly recommend to someone who suffers from dry and sensitive skin. Would buy again.

6. Clean and Clear Deep Action Face Wash http://www.superdrug.com/Clean-%26-Clear/Clean-%26-Clear-Deep-Action-Cleansing-Wash-150ml/p/344358

Contains Alcohol. Alcohol is terrible as it strips moisture from your skin and damages it. Caused a lot of dry skin patched. Next!

7. Simple Spotles Skin Triple Action Face Wash http://www.boots.com/en/Simple-Spotless-Skin-Triple-Action-Face-Wash-150ml_1107197/

This face wash was great for reducing blemishes and cleaning out pores and it didn’t cause any dry skin because it’s perfect for sensitive skin. It left my skin feeling really clean and I saw a difference in my blemishes after a month. Have bought again and thoroughly recommend. This is a good way of combating blemishes for people with sensitive skin.

8. Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel http://www.boots.com/en/Simple-Kind-To-Skin-Refreshing-Facial-Wash-Gel-150ml_699/

If you’re looking for a cheap standard cleanser for sensitive skin then this one is great. After the first wash, I noticed my skin feeling thoroughly cleaned and refreshed. There’s nothing more I can say about it because it’s a simple and effective cleanser- would buy again and greatly recommend it.

9. The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/face/view-all/camomile-silky-cleansing-oil.aspx utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=sem_brd&utm_campaign=160329_PXShoppingBrandFace&utm_term=%7BKeyWordTerm%7D&utm_content=GenericTrade&gclid=Cj0KEQjwhtO7BRCtwuO9gfTH-fQBEiQAdJ8FYzsd0XHC3c19DO_uaJGrhKVVrRkilRGyUOKHGZg_dP4aAgc88P8HAQ

If you’re skin is better suited for cleansing oils and you don’t want to splash out, (if you do, then I recommend the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil) then this cleansing oil is brilliant. Easily removes waterproof makeup and leaves the skin feeling very soft and smelling lovely. This is a very soft cleansing oil so it’s perfect for sensitive skin. Even though I always use cleansers and washes, I always have this cleansing oil for those days where I want a soft and elegant feeling. Have bought again and thoroughly recommend.


10. Clearasil Daily Clear Hydra Blast Skin Perfecting Wash  http://www.superdrug.com/Clearasil/Clearasil-Daily-Clear-Hydra-Blast-Skin-Perfecting-Wash-150ml/p/474400?singleResultSearchPage=true

The cleanser is great for sensitive skin! It does not over-dry and it really works for deep cleaning the pores and helped reduce my blemishes after 3 weeks. It contains little micro-beads that really does help with getting rid of impurities and dirt lurking in the skin. I imagine they will be changing this formula soonish because of the new policy on micro-beads, as they harm the environment. For now, I will say I would buy again and definitely recommend.

11. Sanctuary Spa Warming Cleansing Butter Balm http://www.sanctuary.com/en-gb/warming-cleansing-butter/

I had just finished the Clearasil Daily Clear Hydra Blast Skin Perfecting Wash (#10) last week and have been using The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (#9) since then. After scavenging the internet for a new cleanser and what would work well with my skin, I came to the realisation that I have never used a cleansing balm before. Well, first time’s a charm and I bought the Sanctuary Spa one today (30/6/16) and I’m yet to try it. I will update this blog when I have used for at least a month and will let you know what I think. 3/7/16- yeah no, this REALLY dried out my skin from day 1…not good for sensitive skin! I can’t say this is good for me because of the whole peeling skin aspect- I think I’ll just stick to Simple products.

Thank you so much for taking time to read this blog and hope you found it useful 🙂 Feel free to recommend products to combat anti-blemish, dryness and is suitable for sensitive skin. For now, hope you find your perfect cleanser/face wash and see you at the next Beauty Blog! 😀 xxx

Get Ready With Me: PROM 2014!

So my Prom is here! Friday 27th June 2014 😀

So excited! Makeup used and where I got my dress, shoes and clutch bag from are listed below.
My hair was done by a hair dresser in a Salon down the road from my house. Pictures of my hair, makeup, nails dress, jewellery, shoes and clutch bag are posted below.

Face Routine:
-Simple FaceWash

-Clinique Smart Serum

-Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense

-Clinique Moisture Surge Face Cream

-Clinique All About Eyes cream

Makeup used:
-Clinique Superprimer Colour Corrects redness

-Fit Me Maybelline Foundation, Number 115,

-The Body Shop Lightening Touch Lumière

-2true 3in1 concealer, Number 3

– Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer

-Clinique Almost Powder Makeup, Number 02 Neutral Fair

-Clinique Cheek pop/Blush pop, Number 1 Ginger Pop

-Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlights

-Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad, in 39 Raffinement

-Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner

– Rimmel Gel Eyeliner Number 001 Black

-Collection Big Fake Ultimate Masacara

-Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

-LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub

-The Body Shop Lip Butter in Chocomania

-No. 7 Stay perfect Lipstick, Number 80 Cherry

-Missguided Lipsplash in Watermelon

Nails:
-Rimmel London Stronger Double Duty Base Coat

-Rimmel London Precious Stones Glitter Nail Polish

-Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Varnish Top Coat

Makeup Tools:
-Christian Dior Makeup brushes; Powder, Blush and Eye shadow brushes from my mum 🙂

-Eye shadow blending brush from Superdrugs

-No. 7 Foundation Brush

Jewellery: 
-Pink Flower hair pin and matching Necklace from YUBI Handmade Jewellery

-Pink Flower Earrings from China

-Ruby Butterfly Ring from China

Hair: done in Salon, hair tied up into a bun

Dress: Coral Pink dress from Coast

Shoes and matching Clutch bag: Coral Pink colour from Debenhams

 

Get ready with me: Batgirl costume and Makeup

Batgirl costume and makeup for London MCM Expo Comic Con May 24th-26th 🙂
Makeup I have used:
-Clinique Moisture surge
-Rimmel London Match Perfection compressed poweder. Ivory
-MUA Shimmer Kisses blusher
-Rimmel London Undercover Eyeshadow Primer
-ChitChat palette I bought from Beauty Base. Brownish greyish shade used for eyeshadow
-Rimmel London Exaggerate Kohl black eyeliner
-No7 Amazing Eyeliner in black
-No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in no. 80 cherry   Bat girl costume is from Amazon which costs around £24

 
Batgirl costume and makeup collage
GRWM: Batgirl Costume and Makeup