26 August 2016

Hylamide HA Blur | Flawless Primer





Hey there,

Coming from a girl who likes to chuck almost every and any product on to her face, (No 3 step routine, more like a 12 step ritual, plus the make up), I seem to struggle fitting primers/finishers in to said routine. I don't know what it is, as I have tried some very good ones in the past, but they just don't seem to make it in to a permanent residency with me.

Recently I've been testing out the *Hylamide HA Blur Primer which is designed for all skin types. Being someone who is more combination, and also always dehydrated (Blame it on the gin and city life), I tend to find I dabble in and out of a lot of different targeted products. So the Hylamide Primers list of benefits definitely ticked a few boxes for me!

It has a pretty impressive formula, using a hyaluronic based prism technology to help blur, hydrate and refine the skin. The idea is that the prism helps to scatter light across the skin, to give a more flawless finish. It is gel like in consistency, so a little goes a long way, and you can literally feel the formula mattifying and forming a velvety soft layer across the skin.

It took me several attempts to get used to using it, just as I have found with other primers, but after a few days and a quick application change over, I really have loved using the HA blur. Mixing it in with my liquid foundation definitely worked better for me.

Maybe the HA blur is the one!

Have you tried it? Are you a fan of primers?

Lots of love,
KBxx

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11 August 2016

Touch of Silver | Blondes





Hey there,

I love being blonde, but I won't lie, it can sometimes seem incredibly high maintenance...

To start with you need to find a great colourist, who gets you 'your' kinda blonde. You need to be ok with getting roots, make weekly hair oils and masks your thing, and discover an excellent shampoo that keeps you 'blonde blonde'.

I think most blondes will agree, that we always need some brightening a few weeks out of the salon. I'm personally not a fan of the brassy blonde, (I think I'm a particularly fussy blonde, a hairdressers nightmare probably) thank god for silver shampoo.

I've used the Touch of Silver* shampoo before, a brand my mother introduced me to, but never their conditioner, primer or keratin shots. I didn't even realise they did all these other products! Obviously I've got to thank my amazing hairdresser, but I can honestly say I am so happy with my colour blonde right now, and Touch of Silver has definitely had an influence.

I've been really impressed by their keratin shots, I've gone from blonde to ombré and back to blonde, and that extra coating of bleach has left my hair feeling a little bit dry, (especially at the ends). After just one use of the keratin shot, someone complimented me on how shiny my hair was, and my ends felt soft, (although my hair is definitely in need of another shot right now!) I wasn't too keen on the smell, it would be nice if they could make it some kinda coconut scent or something, but at least it works.

How do you look after your hair?

Lots of love,
KBxx
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9 August 2016

Time Bomb | Skincare

 

Hey there,

It would seem my skincare rituals are changing as often as the weather these days. Rewind a couple months, and I'm trying to pump my skin full of hydration, and now with the lead up to my summer holiday, (And the thought of baring more of a natural face) I'm all about resurfacing, clear skin and a radiant glow. Prepping my skin for when I ditch the foundation and replace it with a factor 30...

The newest addition to my skincare collection is *Timebombs overnight peel and reveal duo. As I approach my 26th birthday, (and become slightly more antiageing obsessed) still after that flawless (Blemish mark free) complexion, products like these are a must have for me...

The idea is that the chemical exfoliation gently resurfaces the skin overnight, with the dermabrasion cream buffing and polishing the skin in the morning. The AHA peel serum is made up of all the acids, (Glycolic, Citric, Lactic and Malic), and the cream contains micro crystals to gently scrub away all the dirt and dead skin cells, (Lovely). Although the idea of both a chemical and mechanical exfoliation may seem quite a lot for the skin to take, this is surprisingly very gentle on the skin, and that's coming from someone who has suffered from sensitive skin in the past.

The duo has definitely helped brighten and refresh my skin over the past four weeks, so much so, I have actually ventured out the house with just my powder compact foundation on, (Already stripping back the make up).

I've now got my hands on some Time Bomb hair products, so here's hoping I love them just as much as the skincare.

How do you prep your skin for holidays?

Lots of love,
KBxx

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