Monday, 21 March 2011

Benefit You Rebel Lite Review.

If you've followed my blog from the VERY start, you may remember that Benefit's You Rebel Tinted Moisturiser was my first review post. I brought this beauty exactly a year and a month ago on a birthday trip to London. I brought it in Debenhams after a benefit makeup artist applied all there goodies on me. I had a lot of money on this trip and at this time I hadn't heard of MAC.

I brought this with the idea this will be my foundation. I no longer want to not wear it, nor did I want to wear heavy foundation. I was about 15 at the time (only turned as it was my birthday) so I wasn't willing to wear heavy.

My first impressions were AMAZING, STAR STRUCK. But after a year's worth of use, I'm pretty bored of it. 

However, I've found the best use for it. It is a good tinted moisturiser, and yeah, your probably thinking 'Lisa, that's what is meant to be'. But when I was 15 and just brought this I was expecting to look flawless. 

I've come to realize it isn't good when I have a shitty skin day, but it is great when its warm, or if you don't want to wear something full coverage. I love wearing this when its the summer as it gives my freckles a cute dewy look and helps with the sun as heavy foundation will melt off so wearing something lite that has a SPF15 in is brilliant.

I apply this with my fingers as I find brushes I own don't disperse it properly, it is a moisturiser after-all and needs to be absorbed properly in-order to create the right finish.

Overall Opinions: Do buy this if your looking for something easy for a holiday, the summer or something to create a nice base but not heavy. Do buy for a SPF in the summer and something that wont melt off.
Do not buy this if your looking for a heavy foundation/something to cover blemishes with. Do not buy if you dislike the effect SPF's give.


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Lush Skincare Routine!

I've recently converted from Clinique to Lush after having my party I just found lush have a lot to offer that seems almost underrated sometimes! Although Clinique is probably the reason for the clear up of teenage acne, which THANK GOD is practically over! I decided I wanted something less harsh, I found the toner was too much on my skin and there was NO way on Gods earth I was going to pay £30 for The Dramatically Different Gel so I got some things from lush.

Angels on bare skin- £5.80
-Cleanser, review down below.
Breath of fresh air toner- £3.45 
-I love this, there was no need for another picture as its just liquid/water but I love it! It smells so fresh and like a clear summers day or if you were by the sea and took the air in. Its definitely reduced the congestion in my skin and is the nicest toner I've ever used! I think that for £3.45 or £6.74 for a large one, its well worth the money and the big one is BIG! Will definitely repurchase! It is just so refreshing! Plus I love its a spray bottle as then you can use what you want!
Cosmetic Warrior- £5.25
-Fresh Face Mask- Review down below.
 This is angels on bare skin, i think this is one of the best cleansers ever! The concept and effects are worth every penny! Its a fiver which is a fair amount for a higher brand! You get a lot in a tub and you only need the size of a baked bean. You basically use the baked bean sized clay piece, run under water very quickly, and rub in your hands to make a paste. Scrub onto your skin for a soft exfoliation and with circular motions rub all over the face. It removes all of my makeup and smells quite nice. If you dislike lavender then this isn't for you. It smells of it and has physical lavender pieces in. I've found this is really calming, sorted out redness and makes my skin SO SMOOTH! Perfect, had no breakouts either so perfect for Combination skin!

This is cosmetic warrior. Before you dismiss this completely because of its hideous appearance and revolting smell, I want you to stop judging for one second. Although this is garlic, has garlic and grape in and is a clay formula. This is probably one of the best face-masks i've ever use. It sounds so like cliche I'm saying this but my skin has never been this good in years!

It does smell horrible, I wont lie. If you dont have a strong stomach then I wouldn't recommend this because it would make some people feel physically sick. The great thing about this though is its brilliant for combination skin who suffers from Spots, and Dry Skin. It smoothes the skin out perfectly as its slightly clay based but the garlic dries out the spots! So maybe its not just dracula you'll keep away its spots!

For moisturizers I vary from Clinique still, to Decleor to Biotherm. It changes often due to if i want heavy moisture or not.

I really recommend lush and they do samples so just ask for one incase your scared of splashing out! But this has transformed my ever so spotty/teenaged skin! So if your still in that stage, this will save it. I still get spots, but only odd one's. I used to get terribly red and lumpy forehead spots!

thanks for reading!

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