Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Oskia Renaissance Nutri-Active Brightening & Resurfacing Mask

Oskia have become one of my favourite skincare brands and I just want to try everything. Here we have the Oskia Renaissance Mask* a nutri-active brightening and resurfacing mask. This mask states to increase cell turnovers, boost radiance, exfoliate your skin leaving you with a smoother brighter and nourished skin. The Oskia Renaissance mask has a great blend of beauty boosting nutrients such as Passion Fruit, Grape, Lemon & Grapefruit AHAs, Papaya Enzymes, Swiss Garden Cress Liposomes, Ribose & Butterbur. I love that this mask is free from artificial fragrances, colourants, silicones and sulphates.

I'm slightly sceptical when it comes to face mask as I rarely come across one that actually works. I have blemish prone skin so I look for products that help solve my problems. The Oskia Renaissance Mask feels very refreshing, very light and cooling on the skin. I apply this to dry cleansed skin, I massage it into my face using circular movements, the mask actually turns white once it's in contact with your skin temperature. I leave this for around 10-15 minutes and then I wash it off gently with warm water and a cloth. I love products that work instantly and this mask definitely does, as soon as I removed the mask my skin felt soft and cleansed and a lot brighter, I noticed a glow to my skin and I loved the results. I use this mask around twice a week to give my skin a extra bit of tlc.
I love the Oskia Renaissance Mask it's so luxurious and it smells amazing, it's such a treat to use. The one I have is actually a travel sized version (15ml) but you can buy the full sized Oskia Renaissance Mask here it's priced at £48 for 50ml. This will last such a long time as you honestly only need a little bit for the whole of your face.
Have you tried the Oskia Renaissance Mask?
 
Emma x
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tangle Angel Brush

 
The Tangle Angel Xtreme and it's innovative design makes it easier to manage knotty hair while at the same time keeping it super smooth, silky and easy to style. The Tangle Angel Xtreme is designed for mega tangles, hair extentions, artificial hair, wet/dry hair and long hair. It can be used as a detangling brush or a styling brush while blow drying your hair which is great. The Tangle Angel Xtreme is available in black/black, black/neon turquoise and black/neon pink, this brush is super soft causing no pulls or snags, it is very gentle on the head which I love.
 
The Tangle Angel Xtreme has heat resistant bristles which retain their shape even when used with high heat temperatures. This brush also has anti static properties that prevents flyaway hairs leaving it smooth and silky, there's nothing worse than static hair. The Tangle Angel Xtreme has a special antibacterial additives which are 99.9% effective at reducing the growth of unwanted bacteria which I found very interesting. I love that the Tangle Angel has two places in which you can grip it, on the handle or on the wings for a more controlled grip.
The Tangle Angel Xtreme looks beautiful standing up I love the design of the brush and the standing out wings, it's a stunning brush and I don't own a brush quite like this. It is definitely my favourite detangling brush. You can purchase the Tangle Angel Xtreme
here -> www.tangleangel.com for £18.95.
What are your thoughts on the Tangle Angel brushes?
Emma x

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunday Night Pamper

There's nothing better than a good old pamper on a Sunday night to indulge in products, relax and have some alone time.
I thought I'd show you some of the products I would use on a pamper night.
The first thing I do is run a bath, I will then light my current favourite candle this time round I used one from Love Candles which is a pure soy wax candle this one is in the scent lime, basil & mandarin it smells divine and the whole room smells very fresh. I love the gold tin packaging it's so chic. Be sure to check out Love Candles website they have such a wide range of candles and I can't wait to try more scents from www.love-candles.co.uk Follow Love Candles on
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I will then pop a bath bomb in the bath along with some bubbles who doesn't love a bath full of bubbles. I have recently been using the Oskia Renaissance Mask I absolutely love Oskia skincare and I have fallen in love with many products from the range. This face mask is very refreshing and cooling on the skin. I love products that work instantly and this mask definitely does as soon as I remove the mask my skin feels soft and looks a lot brighter I love the results. I will be reviewing the Oskia Renaissance Mask in a separate blog post so keep and eye out for that.
I have recently been using the Parissa Warm Waxing Kit which is a microwavable warm wax which can be used on your legs, body and face. It is designed to strip away coarse and stubborn hair for a smooth result which will last up to 8 weeks. This is by far the best home waxing kit I have tried. It's super easy to use, you simply microwave the wax then apply a thin layer to where you want it, rub the strip on to that area and then simply pull it off and voila. The kit also includes a vial of Azulene Oil which soothes and softens the skin and prevents ingrown hairs, the oil definitely leaves my skin feeling super soft and moist to touch. For speed, efficiency and easy use I would highly recommend this waxing kit. What I love about Parissa warm wax is that it is made with natural ingredients.
You can purchase the Parissa warm wax kit from Boots.
I also use this time to give my hair a bit of tlc, I really love a luxury shampoo and conditioner. These are the Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner they are honestly the most luxurious shampoo and conditioner I have ever used. Both contain caviar and other incredible ingredients to pamper and nourish dry hair. These are perfect for a pamper night in. I have actually reviewed these so definitely go and check that out -> here
Once I'm out of the bath I like to use the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel just to insure my face is completely cleansed before applying moisturiser. I have reviewed the Oskia cleansing gel in a separate blog post which you can read here. I am currently using a moisturiser from Time Bomb this is the Powerball Intensive Moisturiser I absolutely love it my skin is left feeling hydrated, I can really tell that it locks in the moisture and leaves my face feeling super soft and smooth to touch. I will then use my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream this is my favourite product ever when I say ever I mean EVER, this stuff is just amazing I use this on my elbows, hands, to sooth down my eyebrows absolutely anything. Be sure to check out my full review on this here.
Once my face has been pampered I will then file and paint my nails. I am obsessed with the Chanel Le Vernis nail varnish in the shade April, I included this in my April favourites blog post so be sure to check that out here -> Monthly favourites

Pampering yourself is really important, I always feel refreshed and relaxed after a pamper night and it's a great way just to switch off from social media and just have a peaceful night to yourself. I tend to put on a film or read a book in bed with a hot chocolate this is a perfect end to the perfect evening.

What are your favourite products to use on a pamper night?

Emma x
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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Real Techniques Collectors Edition Sculpting Set

Real Techniques have wowed me yet again, I get really excited when they launch new sets and I have to have them. So here is the Real Techniques Collectors Edition Sculpting Set which incudes all the brushes you need to achieve a flawless contoured look. It contains the Sculpting Brush which I was super excited about. These three brushes are designed to help you accentuate your best features, enhance your bone structure and transform your look. I love the design of these brushes the high shine pink really stands out against the black and they look great in my makeup brush holders. 
The Real Techniques Sculpting Set contains 3 brushes:
- Sculpting Brush: Features a wide angled head specifically designed to help create defined contours. I am loving this brush and actually don't own a brush quite like it. I use this to contour my face, it's super dense and firm so it's a dream to blend with.
- Fan Brush: This is an exclusive brush which is designed to softly sweep on powders and whisk away any excess makeup to ensure you are left with an even finish. I love a fan brush which is super light, this is great if you don't want to over powder and it ensures the lightest of touches. The Fan Brush is super soft and allows you to place it on your skin gently and gradually while still allowing you to build up depth slowly. I also love using this with really pigmented blushers as it picks up just the right amount of product.  
- Setting Brush: The perfect brush for completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighters. This is my all time favourite Real Techniques brush I actually already own two of them that's how much I love it. It's the perfect brush for applying powder and highlighters, the bristles are super soft which is great. I also use the setting brush for blending in my concealer as it honestly gives the most flawless airbrushed finish. I'm so happy to have another setting brush.

Once again Real Technique's have wowed me with another amazing brush set! You can purchase the Sculpting set for £20.99 from Superdrug.

Will you be purchasing the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush Set?
 
Emma x
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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditoner

So I'm always on the look out for new shampoos and conditioners I find by changing them up my hair doesn't get too used to that same product. Here we have the Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner* It is honestly the most luxurious shampoo and conditioner I have ever used, it contains caviar and other incredible ingredients to pamper and nourish dry hair. I have been using these for around 2 weeks now and I'm loving them, I have never tried any products from Alterna so as a first timer I am very impressed. After one wash my hair was left feeling so much softer. After using these for a week or so my hair felt great it was so easy to manage and maintain, my scalp was definitely a lot less itchy and I have noticed a nice shine to my hair once I have finished styling it. I have very long thick hair and it's hard to manage sometimes it can get very frizzy once I've blow dried it but since using the Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner I have noticed a huge difference in my hair, it's less frizzy and also stays non frizzy which I love. 
The Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner are both very moisturising and I highly recommend checking them out if you are on the hunt for a new shampoo and conditioner. They are on the expensive side but you honestly don't have to use them every single time you wash your hair to get true results, I noticed the difference after one wash. I feel like I'm giving my hair a treat when I use these, my hair feels amazing and I'm honestly addicted to it. I'm excited to see how my hair will continue to improve by using the Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. I can't wait to try more from the range as these are a hair saver. You can purchase these from www.alternahaircare.com
Emma x
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