Friday, 21 November 2014

Derma Oil Skin Repair review

derma oil; review

Although typically used for stretch marks, body oils like Derma Oil can be used for a range of skin issues from scarring, uneven skin tone and of course stretch marks. The odds are, that each of us has at least one of those three things, I know I do and I'm not afraid to admit it. Of course, you don't have to do anything about any of those things, it is perfectly a-okay to have flaws. But, if you are self conscious or would just like to improve the appearance of scars or stretch marks then oils are definitely one of the cheapest and easiest options out there. 

Derma Oil retails for around the £10 mark on sites such as Chemist Direct, which is considerably cheaper to the popular 'Bio Oil' which is £20 for a 200ml bottle. As well as being a great product for things such as stretch marks and scars, Derma oil contains Collageneer which helps with anti-ageing, along with providing intense moisture for the skin. Despite being an oil, using sparingly this product is suitable for all skin types including oily/combination skin types - but it's definitely one you'll want to use at night time.. Other uses for Derma Oil include acne, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, sun damage and even hand, nail and cuticle treatments. Talk about a multi-use product. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Lets Go Lashes

On the odd occassion I try out some false eyelashes, I definitely prefer the natural look rather than a full on false lash effect. The lashes I've tried most recently are the 'Let's go Lashes' from Nouveau Beauty. These are strip lashes which make them very easy to apply, so they are ideal for beginners or those who just find applying eyelashes difficult! Lets Go Lashes are available in 4 styles; flirt (above), tease, temptress and heartbreaker - so a great choice range depending on if you prefer natural, flirty lashes or full on bold and beautiful lashes. They're also made from 100% real hair, so they are incredibly soft and feel very natural when you wear them unlike some synthetic lashes, plus they are re-usable! 

The 'flirt' lashes were definitely my favourite style, they have just enough to make your lashes have that 'wow' factor without being too over the top and unnatural. So, if you're looking for natural styles of false lashes that just give you the extra curl and volume then I'd recommend the flirt style. 

You can see the full range of lashes at Nouvea Beauty

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The C Word

Christmas. I seriously love this time of year, it's my favourite. I love the cold and dark evenings, I love the bare trees and leaves everywhere and I love the constant excuse to drink hot chocolate. The Christmas movie channel is constantly on and the Christmas film collection is all that the dvd player sees. I know it's kinda early to be so festive and a lot of people moan it's too early for Christmas, it's only November, it's not even December. I don't care! 

Last weekend I indulged in a festive afternoon tea which you can read about in this post and a lovely (and very cold) day out at the park on Sunday with my sister and little brother who is not so little anymore. We strolled around the lake, duck-watched, drank tea and hot chocolate from paper cups and wrapped up warm. 

I've pretty much finished with my Christmas shopping already, so no I won't get that festive Christmas rush in the shops and frantic gift buying experience that so many people love. Instead I'll get the whole of December to spend time with family and friends, watch Christmas movies, bake Christmas related things and enjoy the festive period without the stress of gift buying. Did I mention I've also started wrapping presents too? This was mainly a practical choice as people have a habit of coming into my room and scanning my entire room with their eyes looking for things. The perks of living at home (love you really, mum). 

I kinda get the feeling that I like being organised, which is probably why I'm way ahead on my blog schedule too - I've already finished up some gift guides and Christmas themed posts for you all to enjoy over the coming weeks and hopefully a Christmas competition for you too. I really do love this time of year. 

Do you enjoy Christmas? What's your favourite thing about it? 

Fun fact - the C word (Christmas) appeared 12 times in this post. Ha! 

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Navy Blue eyeliner trend

blue eyeliner miners cosmetics liquid pencil

blue eyeliner trend

I can't say I'm one for following trends, especially when it comes to beauty where I tend to stick to the same old same old kinda products that I know I love. However, one trend I've currently been enjoying that is a bit 'out of my comfort zone' is the blue/navy eyeliner look. I know it sounds a little bizarre at first, but navy is just enough to inject a little colour without straying too far from the typical black/brown eyeliner colour palette - and an easy way to switch things up a little. 

A few of my favourite products for creating the whole navy trend are the liquid and kohl pencils from Miners Cosmetics* which are definitely budget friendly. At the higher end of the scale I really like the Eyeko liquid liner in navy blue for a thick, cat-eye style or I use the shades 'creep' and 'gunmetal' from the original Urban Decay Naked palette. 

Have you embraced the navy eyeliner trend?