Thursday, 19 June 2014

Review: Origins VitaZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

I think this is the best moisturiser I've tried so far and that is a big deal. I'm a complete skincare junkie, I have half an IKEA Alex devoted to creams, serums, oils and everything in between and I know using an Alex as a unit of measurement is ridiculous but you know what I mean.

Mangosteen is the 'main' ingredient and after reading about it, it seems like the best thing since sliced bread.
It has anti aging qualities, it's a natural anti-bacterial which helps to reduce spots, dry and oily skin and acne, it helps you look refreshed and energised, it has cell repairing properties and so much more that you can read about here.
The amount of spots I've been getting recently has massively reduced since using this and although it seems to combat my oily t-zone it doesn't completely mattify my skin. I usually find it helps the most when I first put it on but it doesn't do much for the shine I get throughout the day. 

I really like this whole line by Origins actually. As well as this moisturiser I also have the GinZing energy boosting moisturizer and I have my eye on the GinZing refreshing eye cream (no pun intended). I prefer the scent of these to their other products, they all smell really fresh, clean and citrus-y. I also find that they're a lot lighter on the skin and they're all brightening products - two of the things I want most from skin care in the Summer and, most importantly, it has SPF 15 to protect you. 

It's been described as a BB cream because of the sheer tint it gives but it has no coverage whatsoever and I wouldn't put in to that catageory. The tint does make your face look radiant and completely tones the skin when applied and if you don't need the coverage - wearing this on it's own would look great. The glow/radiance it adds to the face makes you look like you have been out in the sun all day - the only way I can think to describe it is it's like a really really sheer tan.
 It truly is a lovely skincare product and a great addition to anyone's routine.

For the 3 weeks I've been using this I've noticed my skin just looks and feels more healthy, energised and just all round better. I can't talk about this enough, I'm obsessed. 

What's your favourite skin care product?

Lots of love.

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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Review: Soap & Glory Kickass Concealer Kit

After hearing a few people compare this to the Laura Mercier undercover pot I decided to try it as I'm always on the hunt for drugstore dupes so I was excited to see of I'd found a new one. Unfortunately my excitement was short lived. Usually with Soap and Glory products I'm nothing but the bearer of good news but this product failed to impress me. The kit comes with a pink toned and a yellow toned concealer, a pressed translucent powder and whole bunch of disappointment.

In theory I really like the idea of a two toned concealer kit, I often use two different toned concealers to cover different areas of my face so to have them in one compact set seemed perfect. The concealers themselves are incredibly greasy and for someone who has oily skin, the two don't mix well. On applying them under my eyes, I noticed that they creased easily, faded quickly and really didn't have the coverage I was hoping for and even more so on blemishes.

I can imagine this being more suitable for dryer skin types but I wouldn't really recommend this to anyone. I think there are much better concealers in the drugstore for a lot less than £10.

I hate to be so negative about a product but I was expecting much better things, sorry Soap and Glory!

What's your most disappointing drugstore product?

Lots of love.

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