Beauty

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Super soft mermaid foundation brush made of quality natural and synthetic fibre for lasting performance. Features include pink shimmer handle, with brush uniquely designed to apply powder, cream and liquid products.

Poisson visage, lovers! 🐠

The secret to Kim Kardashian’s contour probably isn’t this, but it’s pretty darn close.

Basically, I bought this mermaid brush and ever since I’ve been using it, the rest of my makeup looks are history.

I absolutely love how soft the synthetic bristles are. I have quite allergy-prone skin, so brushes that are made of animal hairs break me out. I accidentally used a makeup brush made from animal-hair once (without realising, obviously) when I bought a starter kit Bare Minerals, and it was the worst purchase of my life. I stupidly thought that the breakouts were down to the powder, and blamed my skin for being sensitive – until I found out it was the brush.

Ever since then, it’s been a case of cruelty-free and sanitary-full, always.

Back to Danielle Creation’s brush, it’s cute, Insta-friendly and the detail of the fins on it is exquisite.

Might duck about and buy another to bathe with, just so I can say I’ve swam with mermaids.

Finally, personally – I use it with powder contour pallets only. I’ve not tried liquids but I can’t imagine it’d blend as well.

I’m a sucker for a beauty blender these days… Apart from beauty blenders, I’ve found that hands (after being washed 91 times) work just as well.

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Introducing my favourite oil of the moment… DōTERRA, Lemon!

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.

Lemon oil on my face, swag. #Lemonde🍋

I haven’t got a bad thing to say about this oil. I’d go as far as to say it’s the first product that I’ve applied on my face which gave results after just one application.

I use it all over my face and then apply a soothing Kiehl’s mask on top before going to bed and wake up the next day with the better skin than the night before. In the morning, I wash the mask off and apply coconut oil before a Kiehl’s serum and then moisturiser.

Next time I’m applying my DōTERRA oil, I’ll be sure to watch Keith Lemon as I apply it.

Some people dilute it, I just apply it straight on. I use it on my face, but others like to get massaged with it after having their significant other light a few candles to set the scene. Use it as you wish. You can also experiment by using it with other oils. I have DōTERRA’s Cypress (not the country) and ZenGest. However, I personally don’t think they’re as great as the Lemon.

the-inkey-list-hemp-oil

CBD is the closest I’ll get to a zoot. I’m naturally high on my own supply, so imagine if I started doing weed as well!? Perish the thought!

Seeing as I use lemon and coconut oil in unison daily, I cannot use CBD oil alone too! Instead, I’ve been implementing it into my skincare routine another way, in the form of a moisturiser.

The Inkey List’s Hemp Oil Moisturiser is lightweight, and dries to reveal a matte-finish instantly.

Why do I love it?

It’s quite affordable (at £7.99) and helps my skin look less stressed, irritated, dehydrated and tired. It’s also anti-ageing. Any dermatologist would tell you to start with anti-ageing products earlier, so your skin gets used to it. I’ve been using it since I was like 23.

Thank God (and Psy) for Korean Hemp Plants!

What does it do to my skin?

Calmer, plumper and better protected skin that is a smooth matte to touch. Matthew!

What does The Inkey List say about it?

Whilst perfect for dryer skin, Hemp is also benefical for skin that just needs a nourishment boost if it has become irriated or dehydrated by many lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, travelling or general irritation, and needs a bit of calm.

Might fuck around and get The Inkey List’s skincare range tattooed on my arm like a full-sleeve. #INKEY

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Carbon Theory; a fresh way to cleanse skin and ban breakouts with three powerful natural ingredients combined in a solid bar, Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, and hyper moisturising Shea Butter.

This is the most-talked about beauty product right now, and I got to try it!

The cleansing bar:

Our lab-formulated Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar has been dermatologically proven to prevent breakouts and keep your skin clear, balanced and hydrated.

For £6, this keeps the pre-menstrual breakouts at bay.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I use charcoal quite a lot. I use charcoal powder on my teeth, and have been partial to charcoal scrubs, masks and cleansers – literally everything is charcoal.

Mask?

Lush: Prince of Darkness

Cleanser?

This, and Bioré.

Scrub?

Dr Organic.

Charcoal tooth powder?

This.

But, this is a great all-over body soap too. The rumours are true, it clears the skin and leaves it looking fresh.

Want a bar before it sells out? Check out the range now.

I’ve got a theory about carbon, it’s breathtaking.

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This mask is perfect for applying on Sunday. Yes, I applied this over the weekend.

Right – so, you’ll need a sachet, a bowl and 75ml water. The sachet comes with its wooden spatula, so don’t worry about that.

Once you mix the powder sachet with the water, it’ll become watery-dough/clay-like. Apply it all over your face once you’re ready, but be prepared to get messy.

I really felt like I had a Mrs. Doubtfire moment with this mask. The mixture was dripping everywhere, so I had to rub it on my neck too!

It’s a peel-off mask, those are my favourite. Reminds me of the times when I used to peel the dry PVA glue from my hands. I was a very normal child growing up, not sure what happened along the way…

I did find that it dried relatively quickly after the getting messy fiasco. Once dry, I looked hysterical. There were dried up icicle-shaped drips hanging off my chin. I looked a picture!

Also, I made the mistake of covering literally all of my face, eyes and mouth included. (I do this every time)

Get ready to peel off after 10 mins. It comes off smoothly, I promise. Peeling the mask off was as fun as I anticipated. I could see and talk again, yay!

Did I feel the anti-ageing effects? I felt my skin was firmer for sure, it was glowing even.

I truly believe that the more I use this mask (making it a staple to my routine), the better my skin will become over time.

Cons? Messy. Almost too much quantity for me. I was struggling to finish it, so I ended up applying it on my neck also. In the end, my shirt (which I was wearing throughout, unbeknownst to me how messy it would be) got a chance to try it too.

Pros? Dries quickly. Feels really cooling and soothing on skin. Results are as claimed. It and you cannot go wrong. Buy it here, now.