31 March 2013

❤❤YSL Glossy Stain Peche Cerra-Colla Review❤❤

Hi Beauties!
Today I'm going to be reviewing my gorgeous new YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra Colla which may I add was a total impulse buy haha. I walked past it whilst shopping and for the rest of the day I thought why didn't I just stop and check that out?! - So true beauty blogger style I got home done my research and the next thing I know it arrived at my front door (oops). I already own two other Glossy Stains, so I knew that I was going to be in love with the formula and also the beautiful Peach/Coral shade. If you haven't tried a YSL glossy stain the perfect way to describe them is being somewhere completely in the middle of a gloss, stain and lipstick. I hope you enjoy this review lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
Glossy Stain from Yves Saint Laurent provides ultimate wear, ultimate shine and ultimate Colour  The true revolution of this decade is the coming together of an extremely long-lasting stain formula and glossy shine, using a patented exclusive spatula for precise and smooth application. Pure water-soluble pigments fused in a transparent texture for non-sticky, long-lasting, high shine gloss.

What I Like ?
I'm a huge fan of the YSL glossy stains and everything about them is really unique. Firstly, the texture is really unusual and doesn't feel like any other in my opinion. Then there is the patented doe-foot applicator and this is by far the nicest applicator I have ever used. Peche Cerra Colla is a beautiful light Peach shade and it really is as beautiful as it looks in the packaging. This shade just screams spring/summer and holiday to me as I can imagine it looking beautiful with a tan, but don't get me wrong I also love it on my natural B20/30 Skin tone. I find that I need around 2/3 swipes to get a good coating on my lips, but I find that's all I need as its really long lasting. Even when the gloss does wear off you still have the stain left on your lips, which is nice as then it still looks like you have a Colour on your lips. I also believe that even though this shade is relativity new that it has now been made a permanent shade * Yay*.

What I don't Like ?
In terms of the formula/packaging I can't find a single fault, but I did find something to mention about the shade. If you have lighter coloured lips then this will show up absolutely amazing on you, but if you have darker lips then this won't translate as a "light peach" but more of a Coral. My lips aren't dark but they aren't light, so what I do is apply a tiny bit of my YSL touche eclat just to lighten and create a base for my lips. I find that doing this helps me to get the best out of the product,and you can do it with any lighter concealing product, just make sure you don't put too much on your lips.
Overall ?
If you are looking for a fun spring/summer shade but can't decide if you want a lip stain, lip gloss or a lipstick then this would be the perfect product for you. Being YSL it is expensive and retails for around £22.50, but I honestly do think that its worth it. However, there are plenty of great alternatives such as the Rimmel Apocalips and the L'Oreal Stains are an amazing dupe (as L'Oreal owns YSL). Overall, I think that this is a stunning lip product and would be a perfect purchase for the SS season.

Hope you enjoyed this post beauties! I'm back at work tomorrow (no bank holiday for me) so I hope you all have a lovely day and I will be back soon :D


29 March 2013

❤❤Makeup & Handbag Essentials!❤❤

Hi Beauties!
I'm totally telling myself off for not posting in 9 days.. but Ohh My God has work been busy. I am literally rushed off my feet.. Spa life is lovely, but serious hard work. The girls at work are all really lovely and everyone just refers to each other as "Honey" which makes it a more friendly environment. My last job gave me so much freedom and I haven't been tied down like this since school haha. I then think to myself Ohh I can have a chill out now and blog, but no :( my degree starts to call me. So yeah, I just wanted to thank you all for being so supportive and I'm really doing my best to try and get back into a routine. I must admit work has been a million times harder than I ever could have imagined, my training has been delayed due to the volume of clients through the door and there has been times where I just haven't had a clue what to do. I don't know if this high paced job is going to make my anxiety better or worse haha ?!?

Anyway, I had to have a bit of a blab because I feel like I haven't had a chance to speak to you, but I thought I would go ahead and show you what products I'm using in my everyday work make-up routine, as well as my work handbag essentials. As you can imagine my make-up has to be kept "perfect" but natural looking for my job, and I feel that these products do just that. I love these kinds of posts as they are super easy to read and I love seeing what other people use, so hopefully this post will be interesting for you as well.

Face Base
Urban Decay Beauty Balm & Naked Skin Foundation in 4.5
Chanel Loose Powder in 30 Natural (Sorry this wasn't included in the photo, but I left it at my boyfriends house haha)

YSL Shocking Mascara
UD Naked Basics - WOS (eyelid) Naked 2 (Define)
Benefit Erase Paste #1 #2

Benefit "Sugar bomb" ( Thank You Sophia! )

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #48 Evasion
So onto my Handbag Essentials which now officially have their place in my work bag which is my Limited Edition Longchamp Le Pliage. Firstly, I have my La Roche Posay Thermale Water and I think that both this and the Avene one are fabulous and a great way to refresh yourself quickly in work. I then carry a perfume and my current perfume is Estee Lauder's Sensuous Nude, which is perfect as it isn't too overpowering for work. I also think its important to carry mints! and I always have one before work and after lunch just to make sure my breath is super fresh for when I'm interacting with clients. Hand Sanitiser is literally my best friend, and I always make sure I have one in my bag, especially as my job is so busy. Another must have is my compressed Dove deodorant in "beauty" and I honestly love this so much and would totally recommend this, as its the perfect handbag size. Finally, I have my Soap And Glory Hand Food and this is a life saver as my hands can get really dry in work. I'm thinking of doing a review for it soon because its such an amazing product and I definitely couldn't be without it now.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and it would honestly make my day to hear from some of you beauties. I am definitely going to get back into regular posting again and just wanted to thank you all for being so lovely. I would also love to know what are your handbag must haves for work/college and do you use any of the same make-up products as me for work ?

Lots of love


20 March 2013

❤Bioderma 3 Product Review❤

Hi Lovelies!
I just wanted to apologize for being a little absent on my blog and twitter, but recently I have started a new job and I'm trying to find my feet. I have some pretty tough training coming up soon and a lot of my focus is on getting settled into my new job, but don't worry I won't be absent for long. I just wanted to let you all know though, so that you can understand my situation :). So anyway (onto something more exciting haha)..you know I'm a total skincare junkie without any additional temptations, but when I was asked if I wanted to try some Bioderma products I was really excited. I was especially excited, as Bioderma has been quite a hard brand to get hold of despite there being rumor of them coming to the UK soon. Bioderma have a few products that really do have cult status', so I was even more excited to try some of their Crealine H20 Solution. I also just wanted to let you know that I have been staying with my sister the last two nights and the lighting wasn't the best for the pictures :(.
[Trying out the new Star effect on Pic monkey haha]
Bioderma Sensibo Crealine H20
"Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, the Sensibio H2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up.
The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH)."

I can't believe that it has taken me this long to get my hands on this beauty, but because it was so hard to find I suppose I just kept putting it off. However, I'm really pleased with it so far and think it does a lovely job of taking my make-up off hassle free. Now I'm going to be a lot more busy this is actually like the perfect cleanser for me, as I don't have to spend ages washing it off. It doesn't irritate my eyes in the slightest and there is no greasy feeling after using this cleansing water.. it's great because its literally just like water, but instead of just being plain old water, it does a really lovely job of cleansing and leaving my skin nice and soft.
Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner
The correcting concentrate improves the appearance of the skin: its texture is more refined, more regular and clearer, and the pores are closed and less visible.
 The exclusive patented Fluidactiv® complex* maintains the quality of the sebum, thus preventing obstruction of the pores. An astringent dermatological active agent refines the skin texture and the antioxidant agents preserve its natural radiance.

 The light, liquid formula of Sébium Pore Refiner instantly melts into the skin and leaves a pleasant velvety finish.

I would say that since I hit 20 my skin went from being normal to more combination and even though I don't really get spots, before I never had any. They say that every 10 years your skin/body changes, so maybe this is why I have seen my skin become a little more oily in some areas. This product is great for mattifying and I prefer to apply it just to my t-zone, as I don't find it as moisturising as I would like for all over my face. However, it does leave my skin a lot less oily and smoother in the area's I put it on. I can't say 100% yet if this has decreased my pores in size, but I haven't had any breakouts or issues since using this product.
Bioderma Sebium Hydra Moisturiser 
This is probably my favourite out of the three, and I think it might be quite a new product which you can find out more about here It has the most beautiful light cucumber smell and its so gentle and refreshing to use after my cleansing routine. Due to it being part of the Sebium range it is quite light weight, which makes me feel that this will be my go to Moisturiser for summer. It's very soothing and I find that it doesn't aggravate my slight redness on my cheeks and forehead. I find that both the Pore Refiner and the Hydra Moisturiser both sit really nicely under my foundation as well.
I thought I would include a swatch to show you all what its like and the Pore Refiner has a similar texture. They blend out really nicely and leave a light moisture to the skin and I'm really enjoying using them at the moment.

I'm really impressed with the Sensibo H20 Cleanser and I do think that its a really lovely hassle free way to remove makeup, without leaving any residue behind. I'm also really getting along with the Pore Refiner and I love that it helps to keep my t-zone oil free, as well as the lovely cucumber scented hydra moisturiser. The only real negative is how hard it is to get these products, but if you can wait just a little longer then you will be able to buy them in the UK. I also think that the price range of Bioderma is really quite reasonable as well for such a good skincare brand.

I would love to know what you think about Bioderma and are you excited that this brand may be coming to the UK soon ? - Don't forget my Chanel, Elemis & John Frieda Giveaway ends this weekend!!

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14 March 2013

❤❤Top 5 Coral/Peach/Nude Lipsticks❤ღ❤

Hi Lovelies!
So I think Spring is on its way and then it starts snowing ?! British weather for you haha. However, despite this crazy and freezing cold weather I thought today I would pick out some beautiful Peach/Nudes/Corals from my lipstick collection to show you. It was very hard to narrow it down to five of my favourites, as I have some more high end and drugstore favourites, but I will save them for a collection post. There is something so Spring/Summer about transitioning to Peaches from Winter Pinks, but I still absolutely love Pink shades for the Spring/Summer as well. I don't normally wear peaches in the Winter because I think they look weird on my complexion, whereas I can wear Pinks all year around, so I think that's why I get so excited about wearing Peaches/Corals haha .

I hope you all enjoy this post and if you would like to ask any questions or get in contact please just comment below, or via my social media buttons to the right hand side of this post. I also wanted to let you know that finally my bloglovin is working woohoo! after months and months of it being broken it has finally updated. I know some people prefer keeping up to date with blogs they like through bloglovin, so if you like you can follow me by clicking my + social media button. 
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #48 Evasion
This lipstick has true HG status for me and I actually believe I have repurchased this shade three times now. It's hydrating and leaves a beautiful light peachy/beige tint to the lips, which is perfect for everyday use. Rouge Coco's don't have a huge amount of pigmentation, but they do have enough Colour to tell that you are wearing that particular shade. I also feel like the Rouge Coco Shines are the kind of lipstick you can simply apply without needing a mirror at all, which is great for busy times. I love this lipstick and I can't fault the gorgeous sleek Chanel packaging and lovely hydrating formula with a hint of Colour as well.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture #23 Coral Poetique
You have probably seen my review below for this beautiful newbie of mine, but I had to include it because it's an absolute stunner. I'm really in love with the mid-bright light Coral that can be toned down to a much more wearable Apricot shade. The texture is also beautiful and moisturising enough without being slippery like the Volupte's.
MAC Shy Girl
This lipstick is one of MAC's best seller and I can totally see why, as its the perfect nude (also reminds me I need a new one haha). It's not too light or too dark, which makes it the perfect option for loads of different skin tones. It has a slight Peach tone to it which makes it a really gorgeous shade to match with either a more dramatic eye, or just for a work/college look.
MAC Coral Bliss
Coral Bliss is another newbie to my collection, as I won it via a Giveaway which the lovely Georgia from Makeup Pixie was holding a few weeks ago. It's a Cremesheen formula like Shy Girl (my favourite mac formula) but despite being a frost, it doesn't actually translate on the lips. It looks absolutely amazing in the tube and looks equally pretty on the lips, but not quite as vivid as it initially looks. It translates as a lovely light coral shade that leans more on the Pink side. I think that this shade would look absolutely stunning on a lovely sunny day, it's so pretty!! (Review Soon)
YSL Glossy Stain #27 Peche Cerra-Colla. 
I absolutely love Glossy Stains and was excited to get my latest shade in "Peche Cerra-Colla" which is a beautiful light Peach. Glossy Stains have such an unusual formula, but I personally really like them and think that they are a perfect mix of a lipgloss, lipstick and lip stain all rolled into one. With the lighter shades you do need two applications to really bring the Colour to its best pigmentation. (Review coming soon)

Other shades I would recommend : Rimmel Appocolips #Nude Eclipse, Rimmel Appocolips #Luna, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #Sourire, Benefit Coralista Gloss.

I hope you have enjoyed this post lovelies and would love to know what your favourite shade is ?


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11 March 2013

❤ღYSL Rouge Pur Couture 23 Coral Poetiqueღ❤

Hi Lovelies!
Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead! - I had a lovely weekend and was treated to a gorgeous meal by my boyfriend Daniel to congratulate me on getting my perfect job. I also did a spot of shopping at the start of the weekend and picked up a few necessitous for my new job, as well as some LUSH goodies ... Oh and not to forget a cheeky YSL lippie haha ;). I was on the hunt of a new peachy/coral lipstick and just couldn't find what I wanted at the Chanel counter, so off i went to the YSL counter and found this gorgeous Rouge Pur Couture in 23 Coral Poetique. I have always been a Rouge Volupte kind of girl and have a few shades, so this is going to be my first Rouge Pur Couture. I tried to get the best possible pictures I could, but sometimes I find that YSL products are so hard to picture.

Coral Poetique is a beautiful Peachy Apricot that can be worn bright or more relaxed. I was instantly impressed by this shade when I seen how soft it could look toned down, but also how stunning it could look when applied as full coverage. I had toyed with shades from Chanel, MAC and NARS but when I go there none of them really impressed me, so when I accidently stumbled by the YSL counter ;) I was happy to find such a beautiful shade.
About ?
Our new-generation lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic colour palette: red, fuchsia and orange, this collection of captivating couture shades offers each complexion a customised look. The luxurious gold case that doubles as a handy mirror unveils a SPF 15 moisturising formula that saturates lips with intense, stay-true colour and medium to full coverage with a radiant, satin finish for up to 6 hours.

What I like ?
Firstly, I adore YSL as a brand because they have not only an absolutely amazing shade range in all of their products, but also their quality and packaging is stunning. This is my first Rouge Pur Couture and I was so excited to give this lipstick a try. When I first seen this shade I thought it looked to bright, as I was actually looking for a light coral/peach shade, nothing too over the top. So when the Sales Assistant showed me this one I wasn't sure as the swatch on her arm quite bright, but I agreed to try it on. She then applied a small amount of Touche Eclat to my lips as she said this would be a good base, as well as helping the Colour to transfer to my more desired everyday kind of Peach/Coral. When I seen how it looked in the mirror I was instantly in love and brought it on the spot, it was the exact Colour I had been looking for!!. I have only been wearing this lipstick since Saturday, so I can't comment too much on the staying power just yet. However, the formula is so lovely and a lot less slippy than the Volupte's. I think that I might just prefer the formula of the Rouge Pur Couture as its creamy, but not at all slippy which I think makes them better for work, or days where you need a long lasting lipstick.
What I dislike ?
I have to say that I'm still a Rouge Volupte packaging fan, as I think they are just the most beautiful lipsticks ever. Don't get me wrong I do love the Rouge Pur Couture Packaging, but I love being able to see the lipstick Colour with the Volupte packaging. I have also noticed that this particular shade doesn't get along with dry/chapped lips, so I'm currently giving my lips a good exfoliate, so that I can get the most of this lovely lipstick.
Overall ?
Give me the Rouge Volupte Packaging and the Rouge Pur Couture formula and I would be a very happy bunny, but overall I really like this lipstick so far. The Colour is beautiful for Spring/Summer and can be worn as a toned down Peach or a mid-bright Coral. The price of this little beauty is £25.00 which is a lot, but its the standard price for a higher end lipstick. However, if you are looking for a creamy lipstick with great pigmentation and staying power, then I think this might be the high end buy for you.

Whilst writing this post I was thinking about what lipstick packaging I prefer Chanel or YSL ? - I would love to know your thoughts, also there is still time to enter my 1000 follower giveaway! :)

Speak soon lovelies!


8 March 2013

❤ Urban Decay Beauty Balm Review ❤

Hi Lovelies!
Firstly, I have to share some amazing news with you :D I go the Elemis Spa JOB!! - I mentioned it in my last post and I'm so excited to work with a brand that I love so much anyway, so I just wanted to update you all quickly haha. As you might know I have been loving Urban Decay Recently and a lot of their products have featured in my recent reviews and also in my recent make up routine. I hope you don't mind seeing so much Urban Decay loving, but when I'm passionate about something I just can't contain myself and have to write about it haha. I also took to twitter to ask what you lovelies wanted to see and it seemed that the Urban Decay BB was the most popular choice. So, I have been really loving my UD NAKED Skin foundation which I reviewed below if you would like to check it out. However, I have been loving and I mean seriously loving the Urban Decay Beauty Balm, and I'm actually so excited to tell you my thoughts about this product. I have always loved Urban Decay for their beautiful eyeshadow range, but I never really thought of them as a "skin" brand and trust me I'm so shocked that my YSL and Chanel foundations have been kicked to the side recently, so it must be good stuff haha. So, I will get right into my review which I hope will be useful to you if you are looking to invest, or if you just fancy a good old beauty read :D
Some product information ?
A five-in-one beauty balm that minimizes pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness instantly and gives you significantly firmer, more-lifted skin in eight weeks. The multitasking Naked Skin is like an instant retoucher in a tube. Optical blurring pigments instantly even out skintone and minimize pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness. SPF 20 shields skin from sun damage and Pepha®-Protect helps inhibit DNA damage. Vitasource™ and Glyage® firm skin, improve elasticity, and provide measurable antiaging benefits, while the extremely blendable formula creates a smooth finish, so makeup goes on beautifully and stays put. 
My initial thoughts ?
I really haven't been sold on the whole BB thing, but this is definitely a product that has changed my mind. It smooths out my complexion and feels really hydrating, but even better its probably the best foundation primer I have ever used. It's also oil free which is great for me as I have combination skin and I think makes it a great option for people with normal/combo/oily skin types. 
As you can see its quite warm toned, but it blends out pretty clear :)

What I like ?
I think I must really like it because I'm very excited even just writing this post haha. After using it for around three weeks now, I actually believe that this product could deliver its 8 week promise of radiant, smoother and an improved skin tone. If your skin is relativity good then this BB would be fine for use alone, but my preferred used is under my UD Naked Skin Foundation. I'm actually in love with the finish that these two products provide, as its perfect but it really does look like skin. I have found that the BB also calms down some of my redness, and this is a huge plus for me. It has a lovely scent and despite being a "one colour fits all" product, I really don't think many people would have an issue as it actually goes transparent when rubbed in. However, this product is definitely a perfecter opposed to a cover up kind of product. 

What I don't like ?
There isn't much I dislike about this product as its really working for me, but I do like to take a broader look at products, as I know my reasons for loving it won't suit everybody. Firstly, I think if you are looking for coverage then you would be better off trying either another BB, or maybe a tinted Moisturiser. When applied this product perfects my skin and reduces my redness, but if I have a blemish it doesn't really cover it as such, but it does improve the general look of your skin.

Overall ?
A fantastic product that can be worn alone to perfect, as well as being worn as a primer under your favourite foundation. It smells gorgeous and also has loads of beneficial ingredients, which I actually believe will work within 8 weeks. I do think that a primer would be its most effective use for most people, as it really does help your foundation go on a lot smoother, as well as keeping the product in place. You can find this product at the House Of Fraser or Debenhams for £23.00 for 30ml. I would love to know your thoughts about this product, will you be buying it ?



4 March 2013

❤❤My Current Makeup Routine❤❤

Hi Beauties!
I have literally been doing so many reviews recently, so I thought it would be a nice break to show you my current make-up routine, and also just to have a general chit chat with you lovelies. I haven't done a make-up routine for ages, as I regularly change up my products. However, recently I have been sticking by a routine and thought it would be a great chance to show you what products I have been loving. If you follow me on twitter you will know I had an interview at a 5* Spa resort the other day and I'm awaiting a call to see whether or not I go the job. I felt quite confident about my interview, but you just never know with interviews haha!!. I'm absolutely obsessed with skincare so working at a beautiful spa surrounded by my favourite skincare brand Elemis, would be such an amazing job for me *fingers crossed*. I'm actually doing a bit of a series at the moment, as I have already posted my requested hair care routine HERE, so next I will look at doing my skincare routine using my Elemis products. So anyway, I will get right into my make-up routine and I would love to hear from you below in the comments section. Also, if you would like to get in contact with me, then you can via my social media buttons to the right hand side.
Base - Urban Decay Beauty Balm & Urban Decay NAKED Skin Foundation 4.5
My go to base for the past few weeks has definitely been my Urban Decay Beauty Balm as a perfecting primer, with one pump of  my Urban Decay foundation on top. The finish is literally like flawless skin and even better it lasts on me all day long with no touch ups. I also have a full review on the Urban Decay BB coming very soon!
Eyelid Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion In Eden 
Recently I have really gotten into using a primer, especially Urban Decay's Primer Potion In Eden. It not only primes my eyelids, but also conceals and brightens my whole eye area. The yellow tone is great for Colour correcting and a little under the brow bone looks amazing as well. I have a review on this product just a few posts below this one, if you would like to check it out. 
Eyeshadow - Urban Decay NAKED Basics 
My daily look is pretty much found within the NAKED Basics palette and I'm really loving using Walk Of Shame over my lid and the Naked 2 to create definition to the crease, and then finishing off with Faint in the outer corner. Its a really simple look that creates just enough definition to make your eyes stand out, as well as being a great look for everyday, work and college. I then define my upper lash line with my Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow pencil in "wasteland". I also have a recent review on the Basics Palette just a few posts below.

Mascara - Avon Super Shock & Chanel Inimitable Mascara
The Avon Super Shock mascara combs the lashes out beautifully and separates them in preparation for one coat of my favourite Chanel Inimitable Mascara.
Concealer - Benefit Erase Paste #1 
Erase Paste has been in my make-up bag for the longest time and its probably the only product which has never changed or left my side. I love and use shades #1 & #2 and feel that it really helps to awaken my eyes.

Blush - Benefit Fine One One 
This is a new addition to my routine but I love the mixture of the Pink, Peach and the highlighter it creates a beautiful shade that is absolutely perfect for spring. A review for this product will be coming real soon, so keep a look out for it :D

Picking a lip Colour is really hard because this actually does change every single day, but I thought I would include some of my most worn shades.

Chanel Rouge Allure Seduisante - A very wearable mid toned Pink (review below)
Rimmel Appocalips Nude Eclipse - A classy light Nude shade
MAC Shy Girl - A wearable warm Nude

I hope you liked this post lovelies and I would love to know if you use any of the same products, or even if you would like to try any of the products I have mentioned. If you have a similar post then please leave your links below and I will make sure that I check each of them out.



2 March 2013

❤Elemis FreshSkin Softly Softly & Dreamy Sleep Moisturiser Review❤

Hi Lovelies!
You know I love my skincare haha!! - So today I have a review of the Elemis FreshSkin* Softly Softly Day Moisturiser and the Dreamy Sleep Moisturiser. I have been really enjoying using the Elemis FreshSkin range and it seems to be just perfect for my normal/combination skin. The range is aimed at late teens - late twenties, which I think is really amazing and innovative on Elemis' behalf. The FreshSkin range is more affordable, but offers a really high standard of skincare to a younger audience. For a while I was using really rich products and they were totally clogging my skin up, so recently my FreshSkin range has been my go to skincare regime. There are quite a few reviews on the FreshSkin range, but not many on these two products together, so I hope you will find this post useful. Also, I have an Elemis FreshSkin Discovery Kit up for grabs as part of my 1000 follower giveaway, which is linked at the bottom of the post :).
About the moisturisers ?
The Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser is formulated to hydrate and revitalize your face in preparation for your day. It features Seaweed extract, Rosehip oil and Chamomile, which make it hydrating and soothing a the same time. The Dreamy Sleep Moisturiser is different, as it focuses a lot more on intensive restoration of the skin overnight. The key ingredients are Barley, blackcurrant oil and geranium, which help to replenish and balance the skin overnight. The blackcurrant oil is also excellent for healthy skin cell production, as well as having a soothing Lavender/Chamomile aroma.
Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser 
What I like ? - When I started using this product over a month ago now, I really liked its whipped texture, as it feels really creamy, but actually it blends out to be super light weight. It leaves my normal/combination skin feeling hydrated but not at all greasy which is also a great bonus. I also like the cooling feeling it has on my skin, which makes it feel lovely and fresh. The packaging is nice and simple with a really good pump system, which makes the product super easy and hygienic to use. I also haven't had a problem with break outs with either of the the moisturisers. 
What I don't like ? - This is a really lovely moisturiser for me as it suits my skin type and leaves it feeling smooth and non greasy. However, both moisturisers retail at £20.00 which might be too expensive for some peoples budget, despite being a more affordable range of Elemis. There is also a lack of SPF which might be a problem for some people who prefer it in their products.

Dreamy Sleep Moisturiser
What I like ? - The Dreamy Sleep Moisturiser has the same lovely whipped formula, but is more intensive than the Daily version. I like to use this one when treating myself to a "pamper night" because after using masks, exfoliators and other products this is a great way to put my skin to rest for the night. It really does replenish my skin and after using it I always wake up with a far more brighter and balanced looking complexion. The scent of both moisturisers is fairly similar, but the light lavender and chamomile smell is really relaxing just before bed.
What I don't like ? - Again, this product is around £20.00 which may be expensive if you are on more of a budget.
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Overall ?
Both of these moisturisers are lovely in their own way and the main differences between them is that the daily moisturiser is designed to lightly hydrate and the dreamy moisturiser is designed to replenish and restore your skin over night. They both have a lovely whipped texture with a lovely soft chamomile scent with just a hint of Lavender, which really isn't overpowering. Another lovely advantage is that Elemis do not test on animals and they make the effort to state this on their packaging, which i think is really positive. The price point of £20.00 might be a bit hit and miss for some people, but Elemis is a luxury skincare brand and some of their moisturisers can go up to £135.00, so I think £20.00 is quite a mid-ranged price depending on your budget. The only thing I would say is that if you are more oily then I would recommend you try their Skin Clear range which is in the Blue packaging, as this is more suitable for problem skin. If you really aren't sure, but would like to try the FreshSkin range then you could always check out the discovery kits for both ranges, as you get quite a few products for £20.00. You can find all the products here at the Elemis website if you fancy taking a little look. I hope you have enjoyed this review and please feel free to contact me below or via my social media to the right.


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