28/02/2013

Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation

 Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation Chisel Makeup Brush Pür Minerals, review, beauty, foundation, brushes,
 Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation Chisel Makeup Brush Pür Minerals, review, beauty, foundation, brushes,
 Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation Chisel Makeup Brush Pür Minerals, review, beauty, foundation, brushes,
 Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation Chisel Makeup Brush Pür Minerals, review, beauty, foundation, brushes,

Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation* Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a new product which combines foundation, powder, concealer and SPF with built-in skincare. I know that usually all-in-one product don't seem to work, but this proved me wrong. It is enhanced formula of much loved original 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup, which I didn't test, but the reviews on the Internet say is pretty much amazing. 

With this one compact you can correct, prevent and interrupt your skin concerns, smooth away the look of lines and wrinkles, plump, lift and firm the skin’s appearance and balance uneven skin tone. All this or 30-day money-back guarantee. What is important for me, Pür Minerals does not test its products on animals and this foundation is vegan friendly, paraben and gluten-free. As you can see on the package, it helps to prevent the sunburn and I expect to be using this all summer - lightweight formula and sunblock!

Application couldn't be easier - using the Chisel Brush, I applied foundation in circular motions to achieve an even and flawless finish. I added one more layer for coverage I wanted. Chisel Makeup Brush* is actually named "magic behind the Pür Minerals look" and was designed  exclusively for the application of Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation, but also works well with Pür Minerals Pressed Blush and Specialty Powders.

From my own observations, my skin has improved in texture and clarity. It gave me a good coverage and seems to last all day without irritating my skin or clogging my pores. It makes you look really natural. I love it!

Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder retails at £24 and the Chisel Brush at £13. Pür Minerals range is stocked exclusively at Marks & Spencer’s Your Beauty hall’s and online at www.marksandspencer.com.

27/02/2013

SKINCARE: Elemis skincare product reviews


Elemis is the leading luxury British spa and skincare brand, favoured by millions of spa-goers every year. The brand is known for using latest ground-breaking active ingredients, at the same time remain true to Earth's natural resources. I think that this combination of natural ingredients and cutting-edge technology gives the results Elemis is famous for. 

What is really important to me is that Elemis does not test on animals and the products do not include animal derived collagen, synthetic perfumes and colourings, detergents, preservatives, mineral oil, synthetic alcohol, silicones and genetically modified crops. 

Elemis products* contain high levels of natural active ingredients, active natural bases such as milk proteins, organic extracts, first extraction pure essential oils - distilled from fresh plant material. I have to say that when using, I could feel and smell the difference of this product being very natural and organic. I was lucky to get few items from the range to review and below are my thoughts on each of them.

Elemis Sensitive Cleansing Wash is probably one of the most amazing products I have ever tried and I am not exaggerating. Lately I have been suffering with a very dry/sensitive skin and this has been my saviour. I use it daily with warm water to lather and my face is left with an amazing smell of thyme, German chamomile and lady's mantle. Not only that, it delicately nourishes my skin and it is soft and nice to touch. I'll definitely will be buying a full-size bottle when I run out of this! I know that there are other washes designed for normal and combination skins, so I'm sure everyone can find something.

Elemis Daily Redness Relief is a treatment moisturiser that helps reduce the appearance of high colour, whilst nourishing the skin. It reduces the appearance of broken capillaries and comforts red, blotchy complexions. My face has been under a great stress lately, I have some red and dry patches and after applying this cream as my day and later night cream, I saw a significant difference.


Elemis S.O.S. Emergency Cream is another product I will repurchase without any hesitation. This is a daily treatment moisturiser to provide effective solution for stressed, hormonal or irritated skin. It gives a soothing relief with protection and can be applied on morning or evening. After first evening application I've woken up to a visibly reduced redness and after 48 hours of usage one of my red spots has virtually disappeared! I am very impressed with this cream.

Elemis Daily Shine Control is the product I didn't really use, because I don't suffer with oily skin. However, it promises to minimise the appearance of shine and provide a day-long matt finish.

Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask not only smells lovely as the name suggests, but it also soothes and is ideal for dull and congested complexions to purify the skin. I have used it together with the products I've reviewed and I can say that my skin looked really healthy after I applied it.

26/02/2013

Gold by Giles eyeshadow palette

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beauty, review, eye shadows, palette, Gold by Giles, New Look,

To start with, I am very sorry, but I cannot find anywhere the name or the price of this Gold by Giles eyeshadow palette*. I got it in my goody bag from the New Look Refuel Room on the first day of London Fashion Week. 

I was never fan of New Look beauty products, but the recent stocking of ModelsOWN (at least on their website) and collaboration with Kelly Brook to create a range of pin-up style make up may be changing my mind.

This quartet eyeshadow is so pretty, I just had to say a little about it. The eye shadows have a good pigmentation and look amazing. All of them scream glitter and pearly finish and look beautiful. I love how the package has it all to create a nude-purple-ish smoky eye. All you need for a change from work to evening make up is in this little package. Speaking of package, it's plastic, but on a sturdy side and can be opened easily. It comes with two rubber applicators which get the job done if you're on the go. All in all, a nice and good product. 

25/02/2013

Vaseline Pink Bubbly Limited Edition

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Vaseline Pink Bubbly is a limited edition of the famous lip balm. I'm not usually fan of Vaseline staple range and I hate their Aloe Vera scent, but I am always on a hunt of the limited edition products. Some while ago, Crème brûlée variation was released, which I really like and use often. So I couldn't pass an opportunity to get this pink version. It smells really nice, like a bubbly glass of champagne grape and leaves a delicate layer of nourishment for the lips. I adore the package - one of the prettiest lip products I've seen!


Beauty Lust List: February 2013



24/02/2013

NAILS: OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!

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OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! is part of the Euro Centrale collection which I mentioned few days ago on my blog. It is also my first official OPI nail polish, I think I have only one mini sample from GlossyBox back in the days. 

It has a beautiful gold shimmer and is very pretty . The application is easy and the brush is flat and wide, so it's easier to operate how much product you want to apply. It also dries surprisingly fast. On my nails I have used two coats and a clear top coat, because nails weren't that smooth. So far there was no chipping and I am impressed. Wonderful addition to my collection!

23/02/2013

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Magic Soaps, review
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Magic Soaps, review
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Magic Soaps, review
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Magic Soaps, review

Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps* is formulated with pure, high potency organic oils and comes in nine main varieties. I have Green Tea variation and it smells wonderful - like a fresh green tea. 

The soap was created by philosopher and activist Dr Emanuel Bronner. Born in 1908 to a Jewish family that had been making soap since 1858, Emanuel Bronner was the third generation certified as a master-soapmaker under the guild system of the time. In 1929, he brought his formulas for high-quality liquid and bar soaps to America, starting Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in its current form in 1948. Emanuel Bronner was a self-styled philosopher, alarmed by the rise of the Nazis and his strong views on hate and war landed him in a mental asylum in Chicago in 1948. Eight months later Bronner escaped and continued spreading his message of peace around California whilst making the peppermint liquid soap. To preach his message, he started writing his philosophy on the bottles of his soaps in a tiny script, which is still used on Dr Bronner’s packaging today.

The most amazing thing about this soap used by Lady Gaga, Sandra Bullock, Bobbi Brown and Eminem is that it is multi-purpose and you can use it to wash your toilet, clothes and pets!

THE 18-IN-ONE USES

  • Shave
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap bath or foot bath
  • Deodorant
  • Denture cleaner
  • Mouth wash
  • As a hand cleaner on the go
  • Body rub/Massage oil
  • Washing clothes including silk and wool
  • Douche
  • Hot towel massage
  • To clean pets
  • Washing dishes, surfaces, toilets
  • To cool body in hot weather
  • Wash fruit and vegetables
  • Pest spray
  • No rash nappy soap

21/02/2013

Polish accents in OPI Euro Centrale Collection

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How amazing are Polish accents in the OPI Euro Centrale Collection? I know that it has been released some time ago, but at that time I only saw I Saw, U Saw, We Saw Warsaw shade and wasn't really impressed by it. However, now that I saw Hands Off My Kielbasa!, OY Another Polish Joke! and Polka.com I must say I am very impressed! 

I particularly love Kielbasa shade, and even though I am vegetarian I think I'll splurge on my first ever OPI shade! This is just too good to be true!

The idea behind Euro Centrale by OPI for Spring/Summer 2013 is to celebrate a region where history meets modern design. “Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania make up an exciting new fashion hotspot,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics. This fusion of old and new was also seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, where classic styles were reinvented with modern silhouettes and patterns."

London Fashion Week AW13: details