Monday, 13 June 2016

Merumaya #BeautyHasNoAge Campaign

When I was first notified of the "#BeautyHasNoAge" campaign the first quote that sprang to mind was Richelle Meads:'I'm like fine wine, I get better with age'.

The campaign strikes up the question, what is beauty? As everyone is different, the answer varies for all but the most interesting point that is raised, to me, is that there is no age cap. People don't see 'Age: 50' and think 'Nope. Past the deadline for beauty'.

Upon asking a few of my friends what made a person beautiful, to them, most replied with things not linked directly to beauty at all. The most common responses being "a nice smile", "sense of humour" and "confidence", all of which are timeless.

#BeautyHasNoAge really struck home with me, as a question I have often asked myself is whether I will let myself grow old naturally or undergo treatments to get rid of my wrinkles and other parts of me that are bound to change. Recently, I decided against it. The main reason being, when I look at someone older than me I don't think about their wrinkles, or even notice them, because growing old is natural. It happens to everyone and for this reason I am standing with the #BeautyHasNoAge campaign.

The brand is selling a limited number of the "#BeautyHasNoAge"bags* shown above on its website (here).

Merumaya sell some of the best skincare products, my favourite included in the picture above. The 'Iconic Youth Serum'* has a gel like consistency until its rubbed it when it feels like a mix of silicone and dry oil. It isn't greasy looking on the skin and can be used under make-up as well as under moisturisers. I've been using this products for a little over a month now and have noticed a 'glow' since I've started using it. The product contains hyaluronic acid which has helped to prevent spots forming on my skin which is always a problem for me during the summer, as it gets hotter and our pores get clogged. Buy here for £36.50.


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser Review

My sister is as much, if not more, of a beauty hoarder than me so I value her opinions of brands as highly as I do my own. A brand she seems to never say enough good things about is Dermalogica* and when I received this tube I was excited to see what all the fuss was about.

I have combination skin so whenever I see the word "moist" I tend to avoid certain products but upon reading the leaflet enclosed with with moisturiser I found that this is infact an oil-free lightweight moisturiser. I really love using it before I put on my make-up because it dries in an instant and I don't have to switch between moisturisers on different parts of my face.

It doesn't carry a strong smell which is another plus, as fragrances are often harsh on the skin, and when I woke up the night after putting this on my face felt as smooth as anything.

I found this product hydrating enough for my dry patches on my face and it didn't disturb my oily t-zone at all which I was thrilled with, so I cannot recommend this product enough. Buy the 50ml bottle for £27.99 here or the 100ml for £39.00 here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Plus

Two words, one love; french pharmacy. Ever since I tried Caudalie as a teen i've been addicted to french pharmacy, bioderma, la roche-posay, the works. So when the lovely people at Escentual* dropped this little gem through my post box I was really excited.

The product claims to perform a micro-exfloliation which unclogs pores of blackheads, white heads, spots, dirt, oil build-up, pretty much all of the nasty stuff. I wanted to give this a solid test and have been trying it for around two months, because with most products like this it makes your skin more sensitive, or at least has a harsher effect over time. However, with this I didn't find that, and it's part of the reason this review took so long to come because I was almost waiting for that moment it was going to go bad, but fortunately it never did.

The results were gradual, I started noticing a difference after 2-3 weeks of use and my skin felt a lot softer. It's not changed my blackhead situation, but mine is pretty awful if I'm honest! It has definitely prevented oil build-up and been a super affordable moisturiser. The tube has that hard metal material and for me it makes it feel like i'm using an ultra luxurious item.

It's normally £14.90 but escentual has it reduced at £9.93 for the moment. Buy here.

Sunday, 3 January 2016


The lovely people over at Sigma sent me a few goodies that I've been obsessed with and I thought it was about time I shared them with you.

I loved the size of the 'Indulgent' Lip Base pencil*, it allowed for a quick and easy application unlike smaller lip pencils. The colour is extremely pigmented and I loved the orangey undertone to the pencil as it added something to what would have been a typical colour. I'm also obsessed with the coral blush*, as it adds a lovely glow to your face without being too much. I really liked pairing it with the 'Elysees' eyeshadow* to add a bit of drama to my look.

The brushes really stole the show for me, the 3DHD kabuki face brush* made applying my foundation seamless and the 3DHD angle brush* made precise contouring super quick. The eye brushes are adding to my eyeshadow obsession and I've been using them everyday.

Buy them all here. Use code "SIGMA2016" with this link to get 10% off your order. ( if you can't click directly)
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