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Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Makeup | 1 comment

New Summer products from Beauty Crowd

New Summer products from Beauty Crowd

If you’ve not heard of Beauty Crowd before it’s an online beauty retailer with a difference – not only do they sell hand-picked beauty brands that are a little bit unique, they also provide a beauty community with a blog, look book of the latest trends and videos showing hints and tips on how to use their products. I’d never heard of either of the two brands before that I was sent to try out, Nicka K or Absolute, but I think it’s great that Beauty Crowd are offering something that you can’t get from the other big online beauty retailers. So how did I get on with my products? Nicka K Colorluxe Powder Blush – there are six shades of powder blush available, I’ve been using the Rose shade – it’s a bright rosy pink colour. The bottom of the pot holds the loose powder blush, then you unscrew the lid to reveal a soft velvety puff that you use to dab the blush directly onto your cheek. I...

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Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Prevent stretch marks with Bepanthen

Prevent stretch marks with Bepanthen

  So I’m currently seven months pregnant and despite feeling really fit and healthy and having no health issues I’m a bit worried about getting stretch marks. Stretch marks are streaks or lines that appear on the skin and they’re caused by rapid expansion of the skin when the middle layer of skin (dermis) breaks in places, allowing the deeper layers to show through. They start off as pink or purple lines and eventually fade to a silvery white colour, and they’re most common on the tummy, buttocks, breasts and thighs. Stretch marks are particularly common during pregnancy (about 8 out of 10 expectant mothers get some) usually appearing from month 6 onwards, but they can also appear after sudden weight loss or gain or during puberty – around 7 out of 10 girls and 4 out of 10 boys get them during puberty according to the NHS. The best prevention for stretch marks is to massage the at-risk areas daily with an oil or cream, this helps to nourish the skin...

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