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Sunday, 12 May 2013

L'oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution Review ♥

Ever since I bought the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, I've been struggling to find a make-up remover. As the Estee Lauder foundation is long wear, it really is difficult to try and remove in the evenings. When I was browsing through Boots, I randomly saw the L'oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution. It looked like it would be a good dupe for the Bioderma, and at a much cheaper price. 
The product claims to dissolve make-up, unclog pores and remove impurities, and tone and smooth skin. L'oreal claim it is used my make-up artists, and acts as a "purifying magnet on the skins surface to capture and draw out excess oils and impurities". I really do believe this statement to be true- before using this product I was having a few breakouts, and I think this was due to me not removing my foundation properly (anyone who uses the double wear will know how hard it is to remove!). 
I use a large cotton pad, and hold it down on my skin, allowing the solution to sink into my skin. I then sweep the pad across my face to remove all of my make up. The only little problem I've had with this product is that it doesn't remove all waterproof mascaras very well. I'm a big fan of L'oreal Telescopic mascara, and I found that I had to use a little more of the solution then I'd have liked to remove it all. Other than that, the solution removes all make up with a simple sweep of a cotton pad.
It doesn't have a particular scent, which I much prefer. I dislike putting perfumed products onto may face, especially as it's so sensitive. 
When comparing the products ingredients to Bioderma, I found that some were very similar including Disodium Edta, and Glycol...very interesting.

L'oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution retails at £4.99 for 200ml and can be bought from Boots.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

April In Photos ♥

1. Burgers with the girls at Revolution to Cuba....delicious 2. New, nude wedges from Primark 3. Birthday Afternoon Tea with the girls 4. Nights out with the girls 5. Enjoying the sunshine in Bristol 6. Lovely weekend in Bristol for my birthday 7. Gracie enjoying the sunshine 8. Me enjoying the lovely sunshine we had this weekend 9. Something funny my mum left for me on the side 10. Never too old for tea and percy pig biscuits 11. More afternoon tea, delicious 12. New Michael Kors watch. I'm in love!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! I have been so busy!
I'd love to know if you did anything fun in April!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Mac Strobe Cream Review ♥

I absolutely love Mac Strobe Cream...I have no idea how I only just discovered it. I recently purchased Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, and although I love it, the consistency is quite thick and has a matte finish. I wanted a dewy finish however, so I decided to buy Mac Strobe Cream and combine the two. I think it's the best thing I've done. My skin looks so dewy and fresh, and so many people have complimented me on how my skin looks. 
 What makes this product even better, is that it contains vitamins and antioxidants that really help the skin. Mac's description of their Strobe Cream- 
The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals; de-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.
I also think that the benefits of Mac Strobe Cream have really improved my skin. I'v had awful break outs recently, but since using this product my skin has really improved. I love how multi-purpose it is too. Not only can it be used with your foundation, it makes an excellent moisturiser by itself, or as a highlighter. 
I really am hooked on this product and I can't see myself ever not using it. You can purchase Mac Strobe Cream for £22.50 (50ml), or £12.50 (30ml). I was going to get the 30ml size to try it out before I invested in the full size, but it was unavailable...and I'm so glad it was too!

Have you tried this product? What do you think?