Thursday, 31 January 2013

January Favourites

I cannot believe that it is February already I can guess this year is going to go by so quickly like last year. Hard to believe that I set up this blog a year ago.
Anyway as it is a new month it means it is time for my monthly favourites so here we go I wont babble on and I will get straight in to it...

I have really oily eyelids so I have got to always wear an eye primer. There has been alot of hype surrounding the MUA eye primer with it being a dupe for the Urban Decay Primer Potion so I had to pick it up and it didn't disappoint. It doesn't last all day only about 5 hours but does the job for the days where I am not in my makeup all day. For £2.50 it is a good bargain.
Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter is a thick creamy moisturizing body butter for extra dry parts of your skin. I have been swearing by it this month. My cuticles and elbows have been really dry and this has saved them. I have been trying to use this every night but lets be honest that hasn't really happened and the week that I didn't use it I saw a massive difference. It smells of lemon obviously which is gorgeous. You only need to use a little so will definitely last a long time.  It is definitely going to be part of my night time routine from now on and will be definitely repurchasing it again and again.

 A few months ago I bleached my hair and ever since it has been really damaged and frizzy obviously. I wanted to get a styling oil to help it look less damaged and smooth it out but I didn't want to spend alot of money as they are not going actually do anything for the hair as it is full of silicone's only help the appearance so I decided to pick up VO5 miracle concentrate. I have been using it on my dry hair to finish the style and it is not too greasy and doesn't way my hair down like some oils. Only need a few drops so will last a long time.  

 Lush Big Shampoo is a shampoo full of salt, It is not to be used everyday, I have been using it around once a week. Surprisingly it lathers up alot and it leaves my hair feeling really clean. I definitely need to use a good conditioner afterwards as it is really drying. It gives amazing volume and smells amazing which lingers in my hair all day.

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush No.2 Peach is a gorgeous peach colour with very subtle shimmer. A little bit goes along way with it and it blends easily. With it being a cream product it highlights the skin beautifully leaving and dewy luminous colour. It looks lovely and natural on its own or just as well as a base for other powder blush. It doesn't melt off easily like most cream blush do on my oily skin either.

L'Oreal Colour Infallible eye shadows are not like any other eye shadows I have tried, they are kind of like a pressed pigment. They are velvety and very pigmented and when swatched they feel kind of creamy. Sahara Treasure is a frosty golden bronze that has amazing shine when put on the lid and perfect for a golden smokey eye. Definitely recommend to everyone.

What were your monthly favourites?
KayleyJane x

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser

Hey Lovelies, How are you all doing?
Like most beauty bloggers I am a HUGE fan of the Liz Earle cleanse and polish and have been using it for a couple of years but a few months ago I decided that I just couldn't afford to buy it anymore so this began my hunt for a cheaper alternative.

The first thing I tried was the Soap and Glory The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser, I really liked this, it was not as good as the Liz Earle, the ingredients were not as natural and it didn't remove makeup as well especially mascara but it still did a decent job if I used it only as a cleanser and used something else to remove my makeup. It did brake me out at first but after about a week my skin balanced out. The muslin cloth that came with it was awful but that didn't bother me as you can get a bunch for dead cheap anyway. I did feel like it was a little heavier on the skin than the Liz Earle but it does smell gorgeous and left my skin feeling clean and soft. There is not a huge difference in price Liz Earle is £12.75 and Soap and Glory is £10.00 but it is usually on offer for 3 for 2. I really enjoyed using it but, it was not the cheap alternative that I was looking for.

Then whilst browsing Superdrug a while ago I saw that they had brought out 2 different hot cloth cleansers one was a Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser for £5.99 for 200ml and one of was their Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth cleanser which was £5.99 for 150ml and was on offer for 2.99 for 150ml. Yes 2.99! When I saw it I couldn't resist I mean even if it wasn't any good you cant really complain too much for the price. So I just had to pick it up.
What it says
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser is formulated with a unique energising complex and infused with Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry extracts to help revive skin’s radiance and even out skin tone.
Enriched with nourishing Cocoa Butter, this rich and creamy formulation melts into the skin and cleanses away make-up and impurities, whilst also providing gentle exfoliation, leaving skin feeling renewed, soft and ultra clean.

 Eventhough I have had it for months I have only just finished my soap and glory and was determined that I was not to use the Superdrug one until I have used it all up so I have only been using it for a week so I cannot do a full review yet but I will do when I have been using it for a while. It hasn't broke me out, which is a good sign. It definitively smells more of a chemically compared to Liz Earle. The cleanser is a thick white cream, it is easy to massage and sink into the skin but the downside is that it is very thick and oily so I need to use a toner afterwards as I feel like there is residue still on my skin but for £2.99 or even £5.99 I don't mind using a toner. It comes with a muslin cloth which is better than the Soap and Glory one but not as good quality as the Liz Earle but like I said before it is not a big deal as you can pick up a pack for cheap.
I have not tried it to remove my makeup as I use something different for that (I know I am a bad blogger and should have tried it out)
I will do a proper in depth review on it when  have used it for a while.
What I can tell so far I don't think it is as good as Liz Earle but I do have high hopes for it because my skin doesn't feel less soft or cleansed. My skin feels fresh and clean so can you ask for more than that. So as long as it does the job for £5.99 over £12.75 how can anyone resist?

Have you tried this or the vitamin E cleanser?
KayleyJane x
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