Sunday, 30 June 2013

Top 10 Beauty Tips

I have had such a busy week and hardly had time to work on my blog which really shows in my pages views (sad face). So while on the train home from my friends in Largs I am attempting a blog post.

I thought I would share with you some of the best beauty advice I have ever been given/read. 

1. Wear an SPF on your face everyday. Even when it's cloudy 80% of the sun's rays can still get through. Your skin will thank you for it when you're older.

2. Brows should be sisters not twins! You are never going to get your brows looking exactly the same so don't over pluck them by attempting to match them up. 

3. Start moisturising in your 20s. I read that French woman look 10 years younger than British women because they are more likely to start moisturising from a younger age. 

4. Spend at least 3 minutes rubbing in your moisturiser as it plumps up skin and helps to fill in fine lines. 

5. Never blow dry your hair without protection! I always use a heat defence spray to avoid damage and dry ends. I always remember a hairdresser told me, anything is better than nothing, even hairspray. 

6. Never go to bed with your make on. I think this is an obvious one. It blocks pores leading to spots. No thanks! 

7. Do a full body exfoliation once a week. This will smooth out your skin and help break up toxins and reduce cellulite. If you don't have a body scrub mix some salt or sugar in with your shower gel. 

8. Drink plenty of water. It's recommended you drink at least 8 glasses a day to flush out toxins. Cheapest and best beauty advice you can get really. 

9. Dry body brush at least 3 times a week. Again it helps to break up toxins and reduce cellulite. I read you should do this everyday but who actually has the time. 

10. Always have manicured nails. Chipped nails are a big no!  Remove and redo your nail varnish twice a week to keep on top of it. 

What's the best beauty advice you have ever read or been given? 

P.S  I picked the winner of my giveaway this morning and the winner is Georgina D. Hopefully I can do another soon. Thanks to everyone that entered.

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BB and CC Creams

Friday, 14 June 2013

BB and CC Creams

Last year we were introduced to BB creams, this year it's CC creams.  So what's the difference? 

BB creams are know as blemish balms. Like a tinted moisturiser but with added benefits. They even out skin tone and moisturise at the same time. The can be used on top of your moisturiser and instead of your foundation.

I have tried The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cool BB Cream £10 and it does exactly what it claims to do. It evens out skin tone, hydrates and leaves skin looking fresh.


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CC creams are completion correctors.  They neutralise redness and brighten complexions. Lighter than a BB cream and packed with more beneficial ingredients means not only do they give an instant skin fix but correct your complexion long term. Again the CC cream can be used as an alternative to a foundation.

I have tried Clinique's Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector £28. It contains hydrating ingredients aloe barbadensis and leaf water while the hyaluronic acid moisturise your skin. It's also packed with vitamin c and has an SPF 30 protecting against environmental factors. 

NEW Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector

In my opinion, I don't see a huge difference between the two, apart from the fact the CC cream feels lighter on my skin. However I do like the fact the CC cream has an SPF 30 so I tend to use it everyday rather than the Body Shop's BB cream. Both are much lighter than a foundation so if you are like me and like a bit of extra coverage but dislike wearing foundation then BB/CC creams are the perfect alternative.

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