Wednesday 28 February 2018


New & Noteworthy Beauty

I’ve been blessed testing many new beauty products and some have stood out so much I just couldn’t wait to shout about it. We’re talking makeup that makes you fall in love with instantly, skin care that wows you on day 1 & hair care & styling guaranteed to give you a good hair day every day! 

Let’s talk that stash! 

Ok so it’s no longer Movember but ladies around the world still tackle their stash every few weeks. I am so sick and tired of waxing and epilating but can’t stand the prominent stash! When I was contacted by a PR talking about Frenesies Facial Hair Growth Prevention Cream* I was cynical and perplexed at best. I can’t wax my upper lip as I always end up with burns that lead to increased cold sores. Don’t know why but it does and I’ve tried it in many places! I usually opt for epilating and it’s fine just so freaking painful, I hate doing it and wait the longest time for the next session which leaves me with stash! Frenesies Facial promises to make it all go away without the need for expensive laser or painful monthly treatments at your local waxing salon! So how does it work? Well it sure doesn’t eliminate the pain bit at first, as you start by removing hair from the follicle. I opted for epilation as usual and started my first 5-day treatment straight after. After removing hair you must apply the cream straight away as the formula works its way into the follicle and blocks the activity of proteins and amino acids there preventing the hair to grow back. Afterwards, you just apply it once a day for 5 days. I choose the evening post cleansing and I skip skincare in the area to ensure only Frenesies Facial is used there as per detailed instructions included with the treatment. I’ll have the full review on it once I complete the series of treatments of course but after first one, I’m seriously impressed. I have few coarse hair around and usually, once I epilate, same few coarse hair starts to grow straight back. After 2 weeks from completing round one, there’s a little grow back but all hair is fussy, soft with one coarse hair and there’s a huge reduction of it. The cream-gel smells pleasant and is rich with natural extracts that not only supposedly permanently remove the hair but also moisturises the area and is very soothing after epilation. The only slight issue I have is the application itself as the gel doesn’t want to stick to the skin and I end up applying it in clumps lol! I’m awaiting the hair to grow a little longer so I can remove it and treat the area again. It’s supposed to be fully gone by the end of treatment 5 and I can’t wait for my stash to be gone and hopefully forgotten forever! 

Frenesies Facial Hair Growth Prevention

Cleanse and mask.

I’ve had the immense pleasure of meeting the man behind the brand, Nicholas at the Cult Beauty Adult Acne Workshop and have had the biggest crush ever since. Calm down people I won’t be proposing my love to Nicholas just yet because what I’m crushing on hard is his skin! If only you could see it!!! There’s no Snapchat or Instagram filter that can make you look THIS GOOD whatever you try. Imagine having a full coverage foundation that somehow eliminates the texture and makes you glow for days - that’s what Nicholas skin looks like! I’ve received some of the brand’s most sought-after products and instantly put Allies of Skin Fresh Slate Purifying Cleanser & Masque* to test. I can’t describe how pleasant is the full-on chocolate/cocoa scent this cleanser has and how amazing my skin feels afterwards because it’s quite unreal. I used to avoid anything ‘Purifying’ because I felt it would dry my skin out. This multi-tasker cleanses deeply and rids skin of spot creating bacteria yet allows the skin to heal itself. I apply 4-5 pumps of the products on wet hands and work it onto the skin. You can finish there and remove the product and all the grime with a wet cloth or leave it be for 10 mins to truly work its magic. The formula is enriched with Salicylic Acid and Manuka Honey to draw out all the impurities as well as soothe and heal any existing breakouts. I only suffer from hormonal breakouts but using this really helped keep them at bay. I tend to use it every other night and/or morning depending on my skin needs. I love it as my second cleanse/mask in the evening or in the morning, again used as a second cleanse. It keeps my skin smooth, spot free and ready for a skincare routine! 

New in from Allies of Skin, Grow Gorgeous & OUAI for healthy skin & hair

Best hair starts at cleansing.

I have never used a cleansing conditioner before because I was afraid the formula will weight down my fine and volume-less hair. When I received this little gem as part of Grow Gorgeous Three Step To Gorgeous* set, I knew the time has come to face my fears! Grow Gorgeous 11-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner* (currently on offer on Look Fantastic!) offers an alternative to cleansing your hair with a shampoo and it’s actually perfect for fine hair! You use a generous blob of the stuff and massage it in your roots and lengths and leave be for few minutes allowing the formula to deeply cleanse but also condition your hair in just one step. My hair is so soft afterwards and I can no problems brushing it, the shine is real and there is no compromising on the volume. It's also helped keep it in a tip-top mood for two days instead of my usual day and a half which is when I usually start with dry shampoo! The formula is paraben and sulphate free and will work for most hair types I think. What I’m sure of is that I need the full size of this and quickly! 

Them curls.

I’ve been curling my hair a lot lately and discovered two hairstyling products that help my hair looks its best and also makes curls last for few days! Starting with OUAI Memory Mist* featuring advanced memory polymer technology that essentially helps your hair remember and keep the hairstyle until next wash. I don’t wash my hair a lot, in fact, these days I wait for as long as 4-5 days in between washing! Having been using heat more to curl it, I need all the help to ensure the hairstyle will last. Applied to damp or dry hair this spray doesn’t only help with a style but also protects from heat which is kinda perfect, don’t you think? I can vouch that my hair keeps the style for days now. Even when curls drop a little more every day, it somehow bounced them back, it’s brilliant! Another cult OUAI product finding its permanent space in my hair routine! 

I rarely talk about hair styling but here’s another beauty that made its way into my routine and is here to stay! I was kindly gifted the Bed Head Manipulator* when I visited Bad Apple Hair salon in their spot in Topshop, Bullring and I love it. I use it instead of hairspray to crunch my curls with. It doesn’t weight it down but gives it such definition! Plus the smell is quite something as with all Bed Head products! You really can’t tell or feel I have any product in which is really cool! I hate having product in my hair, as I like how smooth and bouncy it is on its own. This helps it stay in shape without the need to brush it out! 

Becca Mini Highlighters: perfect way to trial cult formula for half the price

Full cover and glow.

Not often do I use a foundation once and love it instantly! Usually, it takes few days when I figure out the application method and which primer it likes best! Not with the innovative touchinSOL Skin Top Coat*! From the shade that looks darker than it is as it adapts itself to the skin tone to full coverage formula that keeps some of that healthy glow yet keeps things in check. This multitasker combines a power of primer, foundation, concealer and a powder to give my skin the most flawless look! I love it on busy mornings when I have no time for multiple products, as this doesn’t need a primer (but looks even more beautiful on top of Becca First Light Primer), covers everything and lasts all day! You only need a little of the product and you can work it into the skin with your fingers or the brush and follow with damp Beauty Blender or simply by blending it in with the sponge alone. It’s kinda perfect you all! 

touchinSOL Skin Top Coat covers everything and keeps skin glowing for days

I can’t say no to a new Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter (check out my Becca Brand Focus post here) and when it comes in such a cute mini version with a mini price, what’s not to love! This time I added Vanilla Quartz to my collection. It’s such a pretty shade as it goes on a light nude vanilla-like gold but also has some pink pearl sheen. As with all the others (Champagne Pop, Pearl) the formula looks stunning on the skin, doesn’t block pores and doesn’t accentuate uneven skin. There’s no glitter in sight, just pure shine! I love the mini packaging, I think it’s such a great idea to test out the product before committing to full size and for a makeup addict one that I may even empty one day! I can’t wait to add more Becca highlighters to my collection and I'd love to add Becca x Sananas Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Parisian Lights in the limited edition packaging to my collection! 

How amazing are my New & Noteworthy picks right now? Hands up who just made a cheeky online order or two? Just me? Ok then LOL! Please let me know your recent faves, be those featured above or ones you think I should know about. Now with the spring coming, I'm ready for some newness!

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  1. Memory Mist is on my to buy list!! xx

  2. I love ouai! I can’t wait to try this out!

  3. We had a consultation at the training with a hairdresser working for Dyson and he said that it's nothing wrong with washing hair every day as long as we use good quality shampoo, in fact he said we should treat our scalp just like the rest of our skin/body and wash it every day. It made me feel better for washing my hair almost every day, haha!
    I'm tempted to try that TouchinSol Skin Top Coat! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  4. Great post. Definitely noting these down to try out!

  5. Hi there! I was wondering what the update on the Frénésies cream is? Is it worth buying?

  6. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought you’d have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.
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