27.3.17

Clinique Fresh Pressed 7 Day System With Pure Vitamin C Review

The 7 Day System with Pure Vitamin C.
We’re starting to get into the swing of Spring with health and fitness at the forefront of people’s minds. But health isn’t just about what’s happening on the inside, it also means taking good care of the outside too. Offering a new challenge, Clinique are back with a fresh and exciting new launch and have exactly what we need to make sure our skin is the best it can be!

The system includes two products - the Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C and the Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%.


Intrigued, I decided to join the #FreshPressed 7 Day Challenge - The reason for the challenge only lasting 7 days is because the Vitamin C is at its most potent when it’s fresh, helping to deliver instant radiance to the skin! 

Packaging

It’s simply Clinique – minimal and classy! 

Step One: Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C

  • Pour powder into a wet hand 
  • Work into a lather 
  • Massage over the skin and leave for one minute 
  • Rinse 
*Should only be used once a day, either morning or night.

Step Two: Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%
  • Leave cap on and remove foil 
  • Press inner bulb twice to release powder into a smooth emulsion
  • Shake well for 15 seconds 
  • Remove Cap 
  • Mix two drops with your daily moisturiser 
*Can be used twice daily as it won’t irritate the skin

Results of MY #7DayChallenge

It literally took no more than 3 minutes per day in total, so it’s easily something that you can incorporate into your daily routine – plus it’s only for 7 days!

I have to be honest, up until day 3 I was feeling a little disappointed as although my skin felt great, there hadn’t really been any significant changes to its appearance. The old saying ‘slow and steady wins the race’ comes to mind as I then started seeing a huge difference from days 4 - 7. By the end of the challenge my skin felt younger, smoother and extremely hydrated, as well as looking brighter and more radiant!

There’s clearly a lot of science behind the product as it did pretty much exactly what it said it would do. Clinique have also offered some additional tips to help boost the challenge, including drinking a fresh juice each morning to walking to work for a week.


Is it worth the money?

The 7 day kit comes in at £25, which is pretty pricey - I certainly won't be using this every week but as a one-off skin detox, I think it’s definitely worth the money! 

Joe and The Juice Collab

To celebrate the launch of the Fresh Pressed Cleanser and Booster combo, Clinique has also partnered with urban juice chain, Joe and The Juice on an exciting new project..

Joe and The Juice have developed a daily booster juice, high in Vitamin C that will be sold over the next 3 months in select Joe & The Juice locations - all participating stores are listed at www.joejuice.com/freshpressed 
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12.3.17

KYLIE COSMETICS HIGHLIGHTER: KYLIGHTER FULL REVIEW, DEMO AND SWATCHES!

Not happy...
Pre-launch, Kylie Jenner posted the below snapchat which saw her apologising for the appearance of Cotton Candy Cream as all of her other highlighters had the shade name printed directly onto the box and Cotton Candy Cream had a dodgy-looking sticker attached. Kylie said: “Sorry, that’s my sample”.

L: Kylie's snapchat R: The product I received from Kylie Cosmetics.
Therefore I was horrified when when my box arrived with one of those stickers, the design Kylie referred to as “her sample” that didn't match the final design of the collection!

I thought “Why on earth have I been sent one of the pre-production samples?” and not the finished product that I paid for? This wasn't a PR gift either, I brought this product with my own money, just as the general public would, so there really isn't any excuse!



To make matters worse, my Kylighter was filthy! Covered in crushed highlighter, dirt and worst of all - pieces of hair! It’s disgusting. Why are the products being handled in such a manner? Where is the quality control?

At the end of my YouTube review, I decided to peel off the sticker attached to my highlighter and was left stunned when I discovered the word’s ‘FIRST DATE’ (The name of a limited edition blusher Kylie created earlier in the year) printed under the shade’s label!

This is a huge brand, worth a fortune and they are cutting corners, covering up mistakes with stickers and sending these to their customers. WHY?

Everything about this launch feels bodged and incredibly amateur! It feels as though they are just in it for the money and not because they care about their customers. 

I paid $36 (inc shipping) for THIS!!! Click the below video to see full review, demo and swatches.

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4.3.17

The Body Shop - Elixirs Of Nature – Scents From The Wild!

Nigritella, Oriental Orchid.
The Body Shop promised to kick-start 2017 by embracing lifestyle and wellbeing resolutions and proudly announced three new launches in their Skincare, Bath & Body and Fragrance ranges. The fragrance launch arrived in the form of five new captivating Eau de Parfams ‘Elixirs of nature’, truly capturing some of the planet's rarest, purest and wildest scents.

Some of the natural aromas used in the collection are so precious that without protection, they may completely disappear off the face of the earth. The Body Shop have therefore used a non-destructive technology called 'headspace technology' to ensure the essence of each plant is recreated without harm, allowing them to live on as nature intended. The fragrances are, of course, still cruelty-free and the bottles are also all made from recycled glass, complete with a natural wooden cap, keeping in with the collections ‘scents from the wild’ theme.

Whilst some of the names are unpronounceable, the scents are unforgettable! So let’s take a look..

Nigritella

Inspired by orchids found in the Swiss Alps, this luxuriant fragrance is a fusion of red vanilla orchid, with a hint of tuberose and vanilla. I was actually sent a sample of this gorgeous fragrance and found it quite oriental, with scents of nectar and pollen. It’s also very similar to D&G’s ‘The One’ Eau de Parfam!

Kahaia

Inspired by the Kahaia flower from Bora Bora, this floral fragrance includes jasmine sambac and benzoin to reflect the flower’s narcotic, white floral scent.

Bowhanti
A spicy and woody fragrance with a smoky blend of patchouli and incense, replicating the scent of a Wacapou tree, deep in the Amazon rainforest!

Widdringtonia
An edgy fragrance for those who are a little daring. Inspired by a fragrant wood from South Africa, this scent is a woody aromatic fusion of Cedarwood, sage and vetiver – totes earthy!

Swietenia
A delicately fresh and subtle floral fragrance inspired by a rare flower from India. This is quite an outdoorsy scent showcasing a rare bloom Mahogany flower, enhanced with notes of orange flower and bigarade leaf absolutes. 

The fragrances are available to purchase from The Body Shop NOW and retail at £28.
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1.3.17

GET UNREADY WITH ME | Evening Routine

Today we are not putting makeup on, we are taking it off! This is how I cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise, correct breakouts, prevent blackheads and banish those pesky blemishes!

Products used: 

Simple Cleansing Wipes 

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Gel 

Simple Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+) Moisturiser 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I Breakout Corrector 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + 

Clean and Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication 

Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel

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