Make up brushes are my life! What I ever did without them when I first dabbled with make up is totally beyond me. Nowadays, whatever I put on my face is mostly applied using some sort of brush and I believe that a good quality brush really does make a difference to the look you're trying to create.
When I was contacted by Born Pretty Store asking me if I was interested in trying out some of their products, I was amazed at the amount of different beauty tools on there. Having spent a good half an hour sifting through the site, I decided to play safe and opted for some make up brushes. The package arrived about two weeks later (I think they ship from Singapore) and I love how each brush was neatly placed in it's pot with plastic films over the brushes to keep them clean, it also looks extremely pretty sitting on my dressing table right now.
Digging in, I created my usual everyday make up look with them and apart from the eyeshadow brush (furthest to the right), I was really happy with the quality of each piece and how my make up applied smoothly with them. The fibres of eyeshadow brush in question was just slightly too harsh for my liking and at some points, felt a bit scratchy. Overall, I enjoyed using them and will continue to absorb them in to my everyday routine. For just under £10, you really can't go wrong, especially when it comes in such an awesome little storage pot.
Born Pretty Store have very kindly offered you guys, my lovely readers, 10% off your first purchase. All you have to do is enter the code 'JLH10' at the checkout stage and the discount will be applied. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!
Kerastase Elixir K Ultime Beautifying Oil Cream (*)
Kerastase has always been a brand that I've known and loved. I use to swear by the Reflection range and used it religiously for a number of years. When I stopped colouring my hair as much, I started using different products, but was always intrigued by the new releases from the brand. I am a huge fan of KerastaseElixir K Ultime Oil, so when I heard of the Beautifying Oil Cream, technically a cream version of the oil, I knew it was something I had to try.
The Beautifying Oil Cream is of a moisturising creamy texture, but transfers on to the hair smoothly making it feel extremely light and airy. I only needed a small amount to cover all my hair from mid-length downwards and it literally sunk in straight away with no greasy feeling at all. I use it mainly as a leave-in treatment, I apply it to damp hair, leaving it to dry out for a couple of minutes before blow-drying and my hair felt amazingly soft afterwards. The scent of the product is lovely, a fresh, floral hint that lingers for a while. I also love the packaging, a gold tube that makes my dressing table look uber classy. Overall, this is a product not to be missed especially if you're looking for a multi-purpose product that works and will give you smoother and softer hair in no time.
Shop Rush stocks all the Kerastase ranges, so if you're looking for something specific to suit your hair, make sure you check out their site. Kerastase products can also be found in all Rush salons, so to find your nearest one, visit the Rush website here.
Having been an avid fan of the original Effaclar Duo, I was eagerly excited when this landed on my doorstep a few weeks back. Specifically formulated to target key signs of oily, blemish prone skin, it now has the ability to fight against the appearance of marks and refine the skin texture leaving a more smoother and brighter complexion.
Using this twice a day, in between cleanser/toner and moisturiser, it has really helped in improving the texture of my skin. It has definitely been much smoother and when applying moisturiser, it sinks in nicely, leaving a lovely matte base. I have been quite run down lately and as a result, I've been getting quite a few blemishes, this has definitely helped with improving the appearance of the marks, making them look less prominent and dark. There is no particular scent to the product and the packaging is the same as the original. The price is just slightly more expensive, but not too extortionate, so it definitely worth picking up if you were a fan of the original.
Have you tried anything from the La Roche Posay Effaclar range?