Thursday, 27 August 2015

Review// Magnitone Barefaced Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush

Magnitone Barefaced facial cleansing brush
Magnitone Barefaced facial cleansing brush
Magnitone Barefaced facial cleansing brush
Magnitone Barefaced facial cleansing brush
Magnitone Barefaced facial cleansing brush

Hello lovelies! We've all heard of facial cleansing brushes right? They seem to have swept up a storm over the past few years making it a key part of many skincare routines. I've always wanted to try one (I even had one on my Christmas list) but I wasn't sure whether they really were worth the money. Let's face it, they can be a little pricey. I've heard so many good things about the Magnitone Lucid and the Magnitone Pulsar so when I was asked if I'd like to try the new Magnitone Barefaced Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush* (£70) I couldn't wait to share my experience with you! Let's see what all the fuss is about, shall we?

The box includes: Magnitone Barefaced cleansing brush, a magnetic charger, instruction booklet, warranty and a pretty travel case. Magnitone have clearly put a lot of effort into the packaging. On the inside of the box they have the instructions printed just in case you're one of those people who like to skip the manual (hands up, that's me). If you like to be more thorough there is a booklet too.

How it works: 
The idea behind the brush is that the vibra sonic technology really deep cleanses the pores. There is no need to scrub or press hard as the vibrations do all the work. Surprisingly, this is so gentle on the skin despite all those vibrations. I found this weird to get my head around at first as I wasn't sure that it would clean my face without all that scrubbing but I was proved wrong. There are two stages to the cleansing process, the first is obviously the cleaning part, the second is the toning part (a mini workout for your face)!

Step 1: 
It is advised that you charge the cleansing brush for 12 hours before initially using it. As the brush is waterproof, you just pop the magnetic charger onto the handle and plug it in. I'm not going to lie, I was amazed by the concept of a magnetic charger! Once the charge is finished, you're ready to go! Just dampen your face/brush then apply your cleanser. To use the brush you press the on button and move it in small circles around each facial zone. This has a nifty little timer which beeps every twenty seconds reminding you to move onto the next area. I'm glad that it has this feature as I can see myself still standing there twenty minutes later with a very red (but clean) face.

Step 2: 
You wont believe how excited I was to try this step! You can press the button again to start up the toning stage. This mode feels slightly different to the other. It pulsates feeling like a mini facial massage. The pulsating motion seems to really plump up the skin and afterwards my face appears to glow. Magnitone state that the brush allows all your lotions to get to work more effectively so following the two steps you are then free to follow on with your normal skincare routine.

Results: 
I couldn't have tested this at a better time as I had a huge breakout just before using this. Barefaced has helped me through this traumatic time by removing all those dead skin cells and in the process reducing some of the pigmentation left behind by those pesky spots. Magnitone do say that this may cause a small breakout as your skin is getting used to the deep cleansing but I only experienced a few tiny pimples which were gone by the next day. My skin definitely feels the cleanest it has ever been. At first I just thought that this was just a good cleaner but after a few days, my skin started looking plumped up in the mornings and began glowing. What I will say is try to remove the main bulk of makeup before using this as the brush may turn a lovely shade of orange (I swear it doesn't look that colour on my face eek). I've been using my Garnier Micellar Water (read more here) to make sure I've got the first layer off allowing the brush to get right into the pores. Afterwards you just clean the brush with warm soapy water and it is good to go again.

Overall, I'm giving the Magnitone a big thumbs up. I love how well it cleanses my skin and the toning stage just leaves my skin looking so healthy and glowy. My boyfriend has even been hinting at trying this, I think he feels left out when I'm faffing about in the bathroom for so long. I may get him his own brush head and get back to you with his results. Barefaced is now available to buy from Boots or Magnitone.co.uk and come in a range of pretty pastel colours (too cute). As I said before, facial cleansing brushes can be a bit pricey but I can't deny that the results of the cleanse are definitely something that I couldn't have achieved by hand.

Let me know if you've tried a facial cleansing brush before. What's your thoughts?

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Honesty: Diy Soothing Shea Butter Lip Kit

Honesty DIY lip butter kit
Honesty DIY lip butter kit
Honesty DIY lip butter kit

Hello lovelies! I've been blogging almost a year. Isn't that crazy?! One thing that I've loved about blogging is being involved in a huge community filled with welcoming people. I remember very early on in the year, I was emailed by a lovely lady who was just starting up her blog. Ever since that email, I've kept in touch with her and I'd definitely count her as one of my blogging buddies. I think this is what makes the blogging world so special.

The lady I'm talking about is called Cheryl and you can find her over on her blog Beaucience. Cheryl is a self professed science geek and her blog focuses on the scientific side of health and beauty. I just love that her blog exists. She researches the side of beauty that we should all know about but noone bothers to tell us. Cheryl has a very natural focus to her blog and often talks about ingredients that we should be using for different skin types and how and why they work.

It wasn't a surprise to me when she mentioned that she had decided to make and sell her own beauty kits all sourced from natural ingredients. Her company name is Honesty which is perfect to describe her and her blog. She gives us the honest side of beauty. When she asked me if I'd like to try one of kits, of course I said yes!

When the kit arrived I was blown away by how much effort she had put in. She had sent me a soothing shea lip butter kit*. I love the idea of making my own beauty products and a diy lip balm is definitely something that comes in handy as I'm always wearing lipstick. She had already measured out the ingredients accordingly and put them in separate labelled bags. She had included three little pots, labels and a lovely instruction guide which also talked about each ingredient and the benefits of using it. Just look at how beautiful everything is. There is nothing better than knowing exactly what is in your beauty products and the fact that this is all natural makes my lips say an extra thank you. I'm always searching for gift ideas for my mum so I might have to get her one for Christmas.

Overall, I'd just like to say how proud of Cheryl I am. It just goes to show what each and everyone one of us can achieve if we put our minds to it. Cheryl asked me whether I thought that she should stick with the make your own kits or if people would prefer the premade products. Personally I love the crafty side of this. What do you all think? I'm all for supporting another blogger so I'm sure you'd all put a huge smile on her face if you could check out her blog. If I remember rightly, she is selling these not only on her product website which I'll leave here but at a market stall at Leeds Briggate. Go say hi.

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* I know that this post is very gushy so I'll take this as an opportunity to say that Cheryl didn't pay me to write this. She sent the kit as a good will gesture just incase you were wondering! I'm just so proud of her, I couldn't not review it.
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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Outfit Of The Day: Pizza My Mind

Dressin outfit of the day
Dressin outfit of the day
Dressin outfit of the day
Dressin outfit of the day
Dressin outfit of the day
Dressin outfit of the day


Hello lovelies! I'm back again with an outfit of the day post! I've been hibernating in a combination of pyjamas and jumpers lately as It's been so cold. I feel like it is difficult to create outfits when the seasons are transitioning. I guess it's because I feel like I don't want to give up hope that the sun will come out again and end up either freezing or sweating. Anyone else with me on that one? Today's outfit consists of what I like to call in-between clothes. You could wear them in summer. You could wear them in winter (maybe with the help of a good pair of tights).

The skirt I'm wearing is one of my favourites but for some reason I don't wear it very often. It's a skirt from Urban Outfitters' Vintage collection. I feel quite grungy wearing this but in a good way. If you read my blog often, you may remember my Dressin wishlist. I mentioned that I was expecting a few pieces to try out from Dressin.com so here's the 'pizza my mind' black crop top I was telling you about! The quality isn't bad at all considering the price. It reminds me of a stretchy legging material which is always handy if you have a larger upperhalf. I chose the large sizing which is a UK size 10 and the fit is pretty much perfect. My only issue is that my waist is smaller than the rest of the upperhalf meaning that the bottom of the crop feels baggy. I always have this problem with crop tops so it can't be helped. Sorry if I'm being vague about body parts, I'm trying to be careful after some weird search terms popped up on google analytics following my post about looking after your feet... You get the picture?

As for the floppy hat, that is one of my many Ebay bargains and I LOVE it. It was only £3.23 and I'm sure it was free delivery too. I really want a burgundy one for winter but we'll see. I feel pretty safe in black. Anyway, I'll leave some links below if you'd like to check anything out!

Top: Dressin*
Skirt: Urban Outfitters Vintage Collection
Hat: Ebay

Let me know what you think!

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water: Is It Worth The Hype?

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Hello lovelies! Today I'm talking about my latest skincare favourite. Everyone and their dog has tried this. Execpt for me and I don't have a dog. Yes, of course I'm talking about Garnier's Micellar Water. I actually tried a L'Oreal one a few years ago and didn't really think much of it. Writing it off as another weird fad I decided to boycott cleansing water. This Garnier micellar water usually retails for around £4.99 but I noticed that this was on offer for £1 in my local supermarket. I'd seen a few people talking about this one in particular and thought maybe I'd been doing something wrong. Somehow it 'slipped' into my basket and well, the bottle was pink making it pretty easy on the eye for bathroom display purposes... I know, don't laugh.

How does Micellar Water work?

I'll keep it simple. Micellar water works by acting like a magnet. It pulls anything that isn't water from the skin eg. makeup, oil and dirt which makes it perfect for us girlies who struggle to get all that grime off. Or for those of us who don't fancy leaving our beds to remove our makeup. Come on, we've all done it!

How to use Micellar Water

All you have to do is pour a small amount of the cleansing water onto a cotton pad and wipe away. Simple, right? I did a little research about Micellar Cleansing Water and how its best used. Caroline Hirons (the skincare queen) suggests using micellar water first to remove all the oil and makeup from our skin. She then advises cleansing with a proper cleanser afterwards following on with your normal skincare routine. On the bottle it states that micellar water can be used alone but I find that I'm going through at least five cotton pads a go when I attempt to remove my full face thoroughly. What can I say. I like makeup. Plus I found this left a slight film on my skin. Not a grubby kind but it was there so I wanted to make sure I got anything that could potentially turn into a spot over night, off my face. I don't use it in the morning as double cleansing twice a day seems a little extreme. With only using it once a day, I've got over half a bottle left and I've been using it for almost two months. With a hefty amount of product, you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck.

Results

What I've noticed is that my skin feels and looks a lot cleaner/clearer. I've found that by using this before my normal skincare routine, oil and dirt are removed more effectivly leaving a clean canvas for my more luxurious products to take full effect. It's also scary seeing the dirt that comes off my face even when I dont wear makeup. What I really like about this is that although it's a cleanser, it still feels very hydrating. I'm so happy that I didn't just write this off as another fad. It's definitely been welcomed into my skincare family and I don't have any plans for it to leave.

This may be a silly question but have you tried Micellar Water yet? Let me know your thoughts/ favourite brands

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Dressin Wishlist

 Dressin Wishlist
Dressin Wishlist
Dressin Wishlist

Hello again lovelies! You all know I love a good bargain. Mainly involving Ebay but I may have found a replacement for that. Especially after the eyelash fiasco I had but we'll not talk about that again.

I was recently contacted by a member of staff from Dressin asking me if I'd like to try out some of their clothes. Since then, I've gone a little Dressin crazy. I don't even want to admit the amount of time I've spent looking on their site. They just have so many things and I guess I got carried away with it all. I'm currently waiting for my Dressin parcel to arrive so if you're interested in knowing what I chose, it's the two items at the top of the page. The check cardigan and the "pizza my mind" crop top. I'll be doing an outfit of the day with those once they arrive so keep your eyes peeled if you're interested. There's so many other things I have my eye on. Especially the lips bag. I've been hinting at my boyfriend for it so keep your fingers crossed and send your prayers my way. Anyway, I thought I'd give you all a little taster of some of the bargains that they have on their site so here's my Dressin Wishlist!

1. Stylish lady women new fashion long sleeve turndown neck print shirt ($17.85)

2. European style slim sexy women summer floral harness party evening strap sleeveless backless dress ($14.64)

3. New lady women's sexy beach off shoulder slash neck print elastic top + shorts two piece set ($15.55)

4. Hot fashion adult women super cute lady women's charming full frame reflective sunglasses ($8.67)

5. New women Korean style fashion lip style synthetic leather bag chain handbag ($8.91)

6. New fashion women's solid long purse card wallet clutch tote ($6.37)

7. Women professional new 15 colour warm nude matte shimmer palette cosmetics makeup eyeshadow ($5.23)

8. Professional 10pcs makeup cosmetic brushes set pro tool ($17.85)

I'm really interested in knowing if anyone has tried those makeup brushes before as I'm tempted to try them out. Plus they're pink. I don't really need to justify that do I?

Have you tried anything from Dressin before? Let me know what your favourites are.

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