20 May 2018

Hydrate With Glamglow Thirstymud

Hello my lovelies! I hope you've had a fabulous weekend? My god, where do the weekends go, one minute you've got that Friday Feeling and the next thing you know it's time to start getting ready for the week ahead. I love to pamper myself on a Sunday, so that Monday doesn't seem so daunting! I've fallen head over heals for a new mask and here's why...

Glamglow Thirstymud
I literally haven't used Glamglow since they first became massive in the beauty world and despite all of their amazing new releases over the past few years, I just haven't really been that interested. I was in Sephora a few weeks back and on the way to the checkout I saw this sweet mini version of the Glamglow Thirst Mud. I have dehydrated skin so if any Glamglow mask would suit my skin, my bet was that this one would have all the answers.

Obviously I picked it up and took it back to the hotel I was staying at in New York and tried it out the following morning. Well, what can I say it was love at first use! I very rarely use skincare products that Daniel (My Fiance) actually notices, so the fact he said wow your skin is looking good made me realise this was the real deal. 

The Glamglow Thirstymud  is an intense formulation that works to infuse dry skin with long-lasting moisture. The formula is fortified with innovative Dewdration and HydraPack technologies, which offers the skin a deeply nourishing treatment. Another key ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid that is blended with Raw Honey and Ginger Root to soften the skin and restore hydration and suppleness. 

Overall, I absolutely adore this face mask and pretty much use it every other day! It's recommended you use 2-3 times a week, but this can also be left on overnight or for just 10 minutes if you're after a quick burst of hydration.  My skin is left feeling hydrated, supple and like I've just drank 10 pints of water! I'd definitely recommend this mask if you suffer with dry skin like me!

Lots of Love
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19 May 2018

By Terry Baume De Rose Crystalline Review

I've wanted to try the By Terry Baume De Rose for the longest time! I'm a sufferer of chapped lips, which never seem to let up. The only balm that has truly helped my lips is the Nuxe Reve De Miel and I have to tell you it's totally amazing and worth trying if you also suffer with dry, chapped lips. I was expecting Baume De Rose to be a similar product but more luxurious. However, it has left me feeling a little unsure on whether it lives up to the hype or not.

The must-have Baume de rose is now housed in a more practical, glamorous and travel friendly tube, which is what sold it to me and made it's expensive £32.50 price tag seem a little more justifiable. I do love the packaging, it feels very luxurious and looks so pretty, plus the applicator is a dream! Infused with Shea Butter, Rose Flower Essential Wax and Vitamin E, this balm/gloss is perfect for softening and moisturising lips on the go. 

So what is my problem with it? First of all, I always knew it was going to be rose scented (hint in the name) but I wasn't expecting it to be so potent and more of an old fashioned rose scent, which makes me think along the lines of talc! I use so many rose products daily and none of them have that musky scent, but instead are light and fresh. I also don't find this as moisturising as the Nuxe version, which retails at £10 and makes me think seriously about whether or not the Baume De Rose is worth its hefty price tag.

Even though I'm not totally sold, it is a nice handbag essential and of course it does add moisture and a lovely rosy tint, but I think this is more suitable for topping up the hydration in your lips opposed to using it as an actual treatment to tackle chapped lips. I will definitely get use out of this lip balm/gloss hybrid and I'm sure it will feature in many social media posts, it looks so good on camera! I just can't wholeheartedly recommend something which is so expensive, but not as effective as much cheaper options. 
Have you tried this lip balm before lovelies?

Lots of Love
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13 May 2018

Sunday Skin With Amala

Hello lovelies. Hope you've all had a lovely day? Today has been a reflective day for me and to be honest I have had a bunch of mixed emotions, do you ever have days like that where you just can't work out how you feel about everything? That's why I love a Sunday, because whether it's good or bad it's the best day to reflect, as well as giving you the opportunity to start a fresh. 

On a more positive note, I visited my sister and her family this morning which was lovely! My niece is my absolute favourite, she's such a cheeky monkey but also has the biggest and kindest heart. I love to see her happy and today she was splashing around in the hot tub showing us her swimming skills that she has been learning at her lessons. My sister recently went to a Yoga retreat at The Gainsborough Hotel in Bath and bought back a goodie bag with some gorgeous skincare treats, she knows how much I love my skincare and kindly let me take these home to try out for myself. ama.la are a new brand to me and I've been busy researching their products and their story this afternoon.
Amala are a German based premier proven-effective skincare line who create products that come from a 100% natural origin. ama.la certainly do not cut coners when it comes to the purity and potency of the ingredients used, which allows them to create skincare that effortlessly syncs with the skins natural cycle. They are also exclusively featured in five-star spa's around the world and right from the get go you get a naturally luxurious feel from the brand. The story of the amala is amazing and one that I found really inspiring to read, so make sure you check it out if you're interested in learning more about their ethos and potentially trying their products for yourself. 
The three products that I have tried are all from the Rejuvenate collection and include the rejuvenating serum, collagen mask and eye-cream. Even though it's too early to say how these products have worked for me, my initial thoughts on the brand are really good. The branding and packaging is effortlessly luxurious and from what I've researched ama.la seem to have their priorities in the right place when it comes to creating effective natural skincare. It will take a good couple of weeks to see how the serum and eye-cream perform, but as Masks are generally designed to give immediate results. so I thought I'd let you know how I got on with it. 

The amala rejuvenating collagen mask uses key ingredient Cocoa Bean that is used across the entire Rejuvenate line. It is known for its abiity to stimulate cell renewal, promote better circulation and help repair the skin's moisture barrier. Green Algae helps to promote collage production, while moisturising and smoothing fine dtry lines. Buriti is another power house ingredient that increases elasticity and protect skin with an array of antioxidants. After one use, I found my skin to be immediately smoother, pores were visibly smaller and my skin had a radiance it has lacked since getting back from a city break to New York last week. 

Overall, I'm really interested to learn more about this brand and they have a whole range of products for different skincare concerns, so I think there might be something more suitable for me out there! The Rejuvenate range is perfect if you're looking to firm, nourish and renew your skin.

Have you discovered any new brands beauty/skincare brands recently?
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