Tuesday, 13 May 2014

BB Cream or CC cream?

BB Creams

Meaning: Beauty balm or Blemish balm,
An Advance tinted moisturiser, with endless benefits,
BB cream is the world's best tinted moisturiser, packed with tons of benefits as well as SPF. Designed to be an all in one product, they moisturise, prime, perfects and protects the skin. Perfect for anyone who does not have the additional time to separately moisturise, prime, use foundation and SPF protection.
Like a tinted moisturiser they offer moderate coverage, and have light-reflecting particles that give your skin a dewy, luminous look!
Most BB creams have additional extras such as reducing pore size, containing anti ageing properties and controlling oil.
BB creams can also be used as a primer, moisturiser, and foundation!



CC Creams

Meaning: Colour correcting or complexion correcting
Packed with vitamins C and E, colour CC cream is similar to BB cream, but focuses on colour correction.
CC cream's primary purpose is to correct colour-related skin issues, such as un-even skin tone, redness, blemish marks, sun spots and dullness. CC cream neutralizes the skin and focuses on fixing colour related skin issues over time!
CC cream has a lighter coverage, and has a less “dewy” texture compared to the BB crème, making it a great base before foundation. Like a BB crème it offers the additional extras such as SPF protection, hydration, and anti aging properties.

Overall try to follow this rule!
Think of BB Cream as"make-up with skincare benefits".

Think of CC cream as"skin care with cosmetic benefits”.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Benefit - They're Real! mascara

I purchased this mascara at a Benefit counter in John lewis.  What grabbed my attention is the tag line "UK's NO.1 best selling  mascara!" And since I'm always complaining about my lashes, I was instantly drawn in, and I simply could not resist, I had to give it ago!

As you can see in my before photo my lashes grow straight out, and they are not too full. 

Tada! This is my after photo! Not bad huh?! I especially love the lift, No lash curlers were used! 

So far what I am loving about this Mascara is the brush, the design is so innovative, it's not too thick or heavy, its flexible, and it feels so through when using!  The mascara does exactly what it does on the packet. It offers length and lift and volume although, I have to say I'm impressed!

My only annoyance is that it's difficult to remove, and I feel it is drying up a tad faster that my previous mascaras.

Horray for Benefit! I'm a satisfied customer. Does anyone else try endless Mascara's? What are your favourites?

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Hair Envy

I've always wanted to jump in on the ombre hair trend, but my hair is always a light white blonde, and most of the products on the market are designed for brunettes, I have always felt Ombre hair colour is not for blondes

I have been doing some research on what I can do with my hair next and I have discovered blonde's can go ombre!

This is my current goal for summer! Instead of brown/blonde ombre, I want dark to medium blonde roots with white ends! I'm currently deciding to try to do it myself or take the plunge at the hair dressers! 

I am SO Exited!

I am forever on a quest to get the perfect lashes! Although mine are long, I find they are thin with no curl. I would wear fake eyelashes everyday if I had the patience for it, and that my eyes were not as sensitive!

I present to you the next product that I'm extremely excited to receive! The product is Fibre Lash by ModelCo. I originally saw it in Boots for £35.00, but I purchased it on-line for £10 cheaper! The product works in a 3 step system. Apply lash mascara, then apply the white fibres which build extended length, 3rd  and finally coat with black mascara, it says it washes of easily too!

I cannot wait, I have heard there are so cheaper alternative mainly being Alpha Lash  but I hope this satisfies my need for having perfect lashes!