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Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Makeup | 7 comments

REN – Satin Perfection BB Cream

REN – Satin Perfection BB Cream

I received this mini sample of REN Satin Perfection BB Cream in the Latest In Beauty British Beauty Blogger Dream Box that I purchased a few months ago. REN is a brand that I admire very much – their products contain only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and are free from synthetic ingredients – and my favourite skincare product of 2013 was REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I still can’t really make my mind up about BB Creams, I find a lot of them give a shiny plasticky finish to the skin, plus as I have combination skin my nose and chin often find them too oily. However this REN Satin Perfection BB Cream gives a nice satin finish which I was really pleased about – my skin doesn’t look shiny at all – and then I finish it with a dusting of Clinique Blended Face Powder. The product itself is a thick creamy foundation-like base and it slides onto the skin really easily. I’ve been applying it...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Skincare | 8 comments

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

This is the first in a new feature that I will be doing occasionally, looking at my favourite products. Today I will be discussing my 3 favourite face masks and explaining why I like them so much. There are so many face masks out there – drying clay masks, moisturising cream masks, clarifying gel masks – it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start, so I have picked 3 products that are all great at doing different things for your skin. The first face mask that really makes the grade is Clear Improvement from Origins. I first tried this out last Summer when I received a free sample of it, and I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to find it. I now make sure I always have a full size tube of this clay mask in my bathroom cabinet. Clear Improvement is a thick black-coloured active charcoal face mask that helps to clear the pores. It dries extremely hard on the skin which can be a bit...

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Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Skincare | 2 comments

REN – Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

REN – Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

REN is a brand that I have been meaning to try out for a while now, as I am gradually trying to replace my everyday skincare products with those containing natural ingredients and, more importantly, not containing parabens, silicones and other nasties. All REN skincare products contain ‘only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and are free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients’. REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask is really popular with bloggers, and I had read loads of great reviews before I tried it out. It has been created with four main functions: Removes dead skin cells to renew the complexion Skin looks brighter, healthier, more radiant Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Combats congestion, blackheads and blemishes I have been using REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask once a week. The orange-coloured gel mask is very sticky, with a sweet fruity orange smell, in fact it reminds me very much of rubbing orange Calpol on my face (do they still do orange Calpol?)! Once on the face the mask...

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