Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Origins Make a Difference +

After being on the hunt for the perfect moisturiser, I think I may have found it. Origins is very well known for its amazing selection of moisturisers for an array of skin types, so I felt it was a rather good place to start the moisturiser search. After hearing many a rave from various beauty bloggers about the "Make a Difference" range, I was curious to try it out. 

I decided to go for the "Make a Difference + Rejuvenating Moisturiser", I thought the consistency was light enough to use during the day without my makeup sliding off my face but it still nourishing enough to avoid those pesky dry patches. I've been using this moisturiser for about a month now and I am absolutely in love with it. It has honestly completely changed my skin from being dry, red and irritated to being soft, moisturised and my skin tone has definitely evened out. It's not cheap but personally, I feel that part of my skin care routine that I want to invest in is a moisturiser and I definitely want to try more from the range. It has definitely earned holy grail status in the world of Beautiful Notions.

Kathleen x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

MAC Fall - RiRi Woo Lipstick

This has probably been the most hyped MAC collection for a very long time. Rihanna, being the massive icon that she is, has brought out her own MAC collection for Fall and it is absolutely stunning. The collection consists of some gorgeous eye pallets, a beautiful cream colour base, brushes, eyeliners and of course lipsticks and the list continues! But the most delectable aspect for me is the rose gold packaging, being a sucker for the rather shiny packaging myself. I decided to pick up the lipstick in RiRi Woo - the star of the show in my opinion.

A lovely matte, blue-toned red, obviously very similar to Ruby Woo by MAC, that is super easy to apply and stays ALL DAY. I absolutely love this new MAC collection and it is rare that I get so excited about their collections. Seriously well done to Rihanna for bringing out a fabulous collection - all of the products are Diamonds!

Kathleen x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

I know, I've seriously jumped on the bandwagon with this one. Every blogger in the beauty universe has been blabbing about this pot of magic for the past year and I decided to give it a whirl. My skin is most definitely dry and I really struggle to find a cleanser that doesn't leave me with a tight feeling across my face. Even the infamous Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish doesn't do it for me, so I decided to delve into the world of balms. 

This is a very luxurious product, by taking a pea size amount and massaging it all over my face and neck, I am left with velvety soft and nourished skin. It breaks down makeup like a dream and the moringa content is an excellent source of vitamins, collagen and anti-oxidants. The balm has a relaxing herbal sent which is great for the evening and by double cleansing the results are really lovely. This is an excellent cleanser for all skin types but I would say in particular, for dry and sensitive skin to leave it nourished and moisturised. The hype is real. 

Kathleen x