Thursday, 18 June 2020

Pixi Skintreats Rose Ceramide Cream Intensive Moisturiser* Review

If you know me well you'll know my love for Pixi Beauty. The products work so well with my skin and the make-up range is so good. from the longevity to the pigmentation. So one particular product that I was really excited to try out from the PR box, was this rose ceramide cream. I have heard so many good reviews and I love anything rose scented so I knew this was going to be a much loved product in my routine.

Product description:
This ultra-rich cream is infused with Ceramides and Rose Oil to deeply hydrate the skin for a healthier, more supple appearance and feel. Antioxidant-rich botanicals help to improve skin’s elasticity while protecting against environmental aggressors.
Rich, luxurious formula delivers deep, long-lasting nourishment.
Powerful antioxidants help fortify skin and protect against free-radicals.
Quickly absorbs, improving skin’s elasticity and feel.
Suitable for all skin types
Not tested on animals

Firstly, how amazing is the packaging. The pastel pink really compliments the iconic Pixi green screw lid. The delicate floral illustrations really finishes off this tube of moisturiser beautifully.
The texture of the cream is very rich but it is not greasy in any way. It melts onto the skin and really calms and soothes during application. I personally think that this is perfect for all skin types because despite being rich in consistency, it really hydrates and makes my skin feel really nourished. There are no parabens and it helps with the skin's elasticity. There is no weight in the cream either, it just sinks in beautifully without the feeling of product on your face, it won't feel like your skin is clogged.
The scent is just gorgeous and smells so natural too. Like fresh garden roses even if your not into scented skin products, you will end up loving this one anyway. The scent isn't too overwhelming so it won't bother you but it's nice to have since it really adds to the whole skincare experience.
I have been using this for weeks now and I can definitely feel the difference. There is not a day where I skip applying this. I apply it daily before make-up and I feel that it really makes my skin ready and refreshed for the day.
Even if you are looking for a face cream for this winter months, this will be perfect too!
All in all, I really recommend this. It actually does what it says and hello! cute packaging... how could one even resist this?!

Check it out here - link //£24* for 50ml

Have you tried this or any other Pixi Product? Let me know in the comments below!

This post contains a gifted item.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Pure Anada Lavender and Roses Victorian Facial Mist* Review

I can't seem to live without a facial mist. Since trying my first ever one from Pixi, it has become a daily essential. From spraying my face as prep before applying make-up to spraying the mist before bed and even on hot days for an instant pick me up. Pure Anada is a brand I have been recently trying out and loving and so I had to talk about it!

Product description:
"Enjoy the nostalgic aroma of rose and lavender hydrosols. Mist your skin at any time to balance and hydrate all skin types. Pure Anada Victorian Facial Mist can be used before or after makeup application.
Traditional Toner: Spray directly onto your skin after cleansing. Wipe away any traces of makeup with an organic cotton ball.
Refreshing Mist: In dry climates, hydrate your skin throughout the day by misting the Victorian Facial Mist on your skin.
Hydrator: If your skin feels tight after applying Pure Anada loose mineral foundation, spray your face after the application to “set” and hydrate the makeup."

About Pure Anada:
Pure Anada is a Canadian company, founded in 2003 by Candice Grenier. Each and every product is vegan and cruelty free, Yay!!
All of the products are handcrafted/made with love and are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients directly from nature,so only the best plants and minerals are sourced and used.
All products from Pure Anada are available in the UK to buy from a website called Live In The Light.

What I really LOVE about this particular facial mist is that it is multi use and if you know me well,you know my love for multi use products.
This mist can be used in three different ways which is pretty amazing. I currently use it as a make-up prep and as a hydrating refreshing mist throughout the day and just before sleeping.
I feel that this really balances and tones the skin thanks to the added rose and lavender.
The scent is so natural, not overpowering in any way but smells like a garden full of fresh lavender and roses on a hot summery day. You have to smell this to believe me!
As soon as I spray this on my face my skin instantly feels refreshed and hydrated, I would definitely describe this as a skin drink and so far so good! My skin seems to be loving it. I have definitely seen and felt changes in my skin so that's a very good thing. My complexion definitely looks brighter too! I have been using this for a fair amount of time and I wanted to wait to report back properly instead of just using it a few times. I definitely recommend checking out Pure Anada and this product in particular. If you are looking to try a calming and hydrating face mist then this one is for you!

Check it out here - link//£15* for 240ml

Have you tried out any product from Pure Anada?

This post contains a gifted item*

Monday, 1 June 2020

Kiko Milano Cosmetics Haul

I always end up browsing in Kiko and then I end up buying a few products. Oops! I bought this handful of products when there was a winter sale and I have used everything in rotation with my favourite make-up items. I honestly love it all.

Kiko is definitely affordable and I love both their smart line (purse friendly) to their themed collections that release many times each year.
I picked up four items that I am really happy with, three were on sale and the nail polish was full price. I believe each item was under or around the £2-9 mark which was incredible!

Smart nail polish in 103 Rosy French £2.50
I am already a huge fan of their smart nail polishes, from the cute compact design to a 5 day wear (without a base and topcoat) which is pretty amazing seeing as it's so cheap! I picked this colour up because I wanted something natural and perfect for everyday wear. One coat gives a nice sheen to the nails and a good three coats gives a lovely baby pink colour that looks super shiny too! Kind of almost looks gel like if you apply it neatly and add a topcoat. I can imagine how amazing it will wear if I had used a base coat and a topcoat. I definitely recommend picking up a few because they cover the whole colour spectrum, it's so hard to choose!

Lip pencil duo in 02
I wish that the lip pencil shades had names instead of just saying '02' but anyway I love this easy and quick make-up product. One side is all over lip colour pencil and the other side is a lip liner. You could use as instructed or you could use both side as lip colours. I remember there being a red toned one but I picked this one since it's more me. The lip liner colour is a rosy nude shade and the actual lip pencil colour is a warm toned nude shade. Within moments you get full coverage and creamy lip colour that looks amazing. I wasn't able to find this on the site but you can easily find a range of lipliners/lip pencils in various shades. Sadly this product didn't look like it was a part of their permanent range, wish it was because it actually is such lovely product to have in your collection. Looks like i'll have to find an alternative to this once it runs out because it's so pigmented and glides well.

Sicilian Notes long lasting lip liner in 07 was £6.99 now £3.50
I was just browsing and I ended up getting attracted to the packaging of this liner. This is from the collection that was released in the summer and OMG I was amazed when I swatched this in store. Literally in one stroke, the colour was so dark and it has such a creamy formulation. This also stays put, more than your average lip liner. Again you can use this as a lip liner or you can colour your lips entirely with this product. I also love the fact that you not need to sharpen this, just screw it from the top and your ready to go! Kiko states that this lasts up to 12 hours! A water resistant product that we need more of, I wish that this was available all year round! There is one available on the site right now but it's a different shade to my one. I say grab it quick!

Creamy face Highlighter was £11.99 now £8.39
Such a cute lil compact that I just couldn't wait to try at home. I actually needed a highlighter but I never tried from Kiko before. The only set back is that this compact doesn't have a mirror. I have no idea why they didn't include it. Product wise though this makes my skin glisten and look glowy without looking overdone. I can control my highlight but either using one layer for a natural glow to three/four layers for a full on glowy glam look. It's really easy to blend and it's super creamy. It doesn't weigh down the skin which is great and it's the perfect size to travel with for on the go touch ups.

I really recommend trying out Kiko Cosmetics, I always pop in store to see what's new, swatch and treat myself. It's a brand that I can trust and I know the results are amazing. What is your favourite Kiko product? I would love to know! Comment below!