Thursday, 25 September 2014

Elemis Product; Moisturiser Review.

This little beauty here has been my saviour in recent weeks. It's the S.O.S Emergency Cream moisturiser which is ideal for people with hormonal, stressed skin. If you have a severe amount of acne you can use this on the whole face as an all purpose moisturiser, however if you just have a small breakout it is recommended that you only use it on the specific area.

The products contains lavender absolute which will help repair damaged skin and also help to reduce any scarring as well as containing myrrh essential oil which has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties in it.

This product can be used daily am & pm until no longer needed.

Next week; Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Moisturiser.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Strictly Come Dancing Bloggers Tag, created by Natasha and Rochelle at Next Route Style

I've been tagged to do this blog by the lovely Rochelle & Natasha from over at Next Route Style I've previously done tags of their's such as the I'm A Beauty Blogger.. Get Me Out of Here tag which was great so I can't wait to get stuck into this one since I'm such a strictly junkie! I also danced for 15 years of my life so I have a feeling in strictly I'd have a slight chance, although none of my dance abilities reach to the ballroom floor haha.

Like the girls I tag EVERYONE who reads this, balls in your court;

Here's the rules;

As part of the tag, please include in your blog post (normal tag points):
The sentence ‘Strictly Come Dancing Bloggers Tag, created by Natasha and Rochelle at Next Route Style'
The tag photo (above)
The list of questions
Your answers

The Questions:

What would be your outfit choice? (colour, style, etc)
Short, sparkly and purple - the more sparkly the better.

To compliment your chosen outfit, how would you like your make up?
contoured the hell out of silver and purple eye make up, big lashes and a nice nude lip - not asking for much eh?! haha.

You have the chance to have your dream hair (style, colour, length, extension, up, down etc) what would yours be?
This may sound so vein but I'd keep my hair the way it is (well when it's at it's natural colour - I'm currently blonde and not liking it) as well as keeping the length, I'd probably have a curly up do.

What would be more important to you - your make-up being flawless or your hair being perfectly styled?
Makeup being perfect, my hairs very thick and long so it usually just falls out or goes frizzy in the humidity anyway - no matter how much product is used haha.

What would be your favourite dance style? (e.g. American Smooth, Salsa, Samba, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Charleston, Rumba, Tango, Paso Doble, Waltz, Jive etc)
Ahhh, there's so many good ones to chose from. I think though either the Salsa or the Foxtrot.

What would be your song choice to dance to?
I'd salsa dance to Parachute by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cole) , My First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White to foxtrot to.

Who’s your favourite judge?
Bruno - I think he's hilarious, he can't control his wee outbursts.

It's themed week – who or what would you like to dress up as?
As soon as I saw this question I knew straight away what I was going to say, to scroll down to see Rochelle and Natasha's answer for it to be the exact same, I'd LOVE the theme to be Chicago, give me a bit of Cell Block Tango any day (of course the perfect song to Tango to, see what I did there).

Behind the scenes, you get to meet the talented hair and make up designer, Lisa Armstrong. You can ask her one question, what would it be?
I would ask her advice on getting work on a makeup counter.

Who would you like to win?
I'm totally backing Pixie Lott this year, I'm praying she'll do fab!

Elemis Products: Cleanser & Toner Review.

On August 19th I wrote a blog post that I was going to start writing weekly reviews on Elemis products that I had been given after being on my Elemis Face & Eyes course. Obviously it won't be a shocker to you all I didn't get round to starting the week after, and have since delayed it to now, YAY! It actually makes a change that I've finally got around to writing something I had originally planned, so unusual for me. Since then (in fact as of this week) I have been trained in the Elemis Body course so after I've completed this segment I'll move on to the body products.

As I said in my last post I'm going to start this post with two products as they complement each other. Here's all the info you need to know.

These are Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser and Rehydrating Ginseng Toner. 
They both target dry/dehydrated skin which at the moment is ideal for me as my skin is super dry with the cold weather coming in.

The Rehydrating Rosepetal obviously has rosepetal extract in it which soothes and rehydrated the skin. It also helps with the redness of broken capillaries, so anyone suffering from those would benefit greatly from this. It also has Lecithin within it which helps to emulsify any dirt and grime, pretty much doing what it says on the tin (on tube in this case). Intrigued? Well you'll want to know how you use it then I guess. You apply it morning and night like you would a normal cleanser, remove with damp cotton pads before going in with the Rehydrating Ginseng Toner.

The Rehydrating Ginseng Toner again obviously has ginseng extracts in it which helps combat sluggish, dull skill as well as being extremely soothing. The second ingredient in the toner is Sweet Betty Flower (that in itself would make me want to buy it, what a cool name LOL), again this helps cleanse the skin after the initial cleanse, as well as obviously toning the skin and rebalancing the skins pH balance without the use of alcohols. You would apply this after the cleanser with a cotton pad.

The cleanser goes by Elemis' "Our Promise" which means;
- No parabens
- No sodium laureth sulphate - SLS or SLES
- No DEA
- No mineral oil
- No artificial colours
- No silicones

Another bonus is that all Elemis products smell extremely lovely, and although they can be quite pricey they do work and you will always have a product that can target your concerns.

After using the cleanser and toner together daily I've saw a huge difference in my skin, I had a recent breakout on my chin which is something I rarely ever experience and I feel the products helped a lot. 

Left: Before Right: After

The pics are slightly deceiving due to crap lighting, but as you can see my chins a lot more calm in the after picture. Although that may be due to another Elemis product I was using alongside the cleanser and toner (which btw took my makeup of superbly!). Come back to check out next weeks post to see my secret weapon product for breakouts!