18 April 2013


 I have already been through one tub of this and i can honestly say that there is no other mask like this one! I have tried alot of hydrating face masks ranging from the budget drugstore brands to the more expensive high end brands but nothing compares to this one. This hydrating face mask is by the Korean brand 'Laneige' and if you have been following my blog long enough, you should be aware that i do enjoy using Asian skincare products although they tend to be quite expensive or difficult to get hold of here. 

So the main idea of this sleeping mask is similar to the Origins drink up intensive which you may or may not have heard of. You simply pop this on instead of your usual moisturiser, leave it on your face until the next morning where you wash it off and get the results that you want. I purchased mine when it was on some kind of limited edition packaging thats why it looks fancy and nicely decorated where usually it's just a simple plain tub with minimal illustrations.  It also comes with a little spatula also which is very considerate of them as its never hygienic to dip your fingers into the tub of product although I'm sure everyone does it anyway!

This mask is targeted for all skin types and i can confidently say that this is suitable for sensitive skin-types too as my Mum and myself have both tried this and hasn't aggravated the skin in any way. This product claims to give intensive hydration, vitality and brightening effect whilst restoring the skin due to it's special extracts within that has anti-oxidant effects. It has a very lightweight gel-like texture and it has a very fresh, clean scent which makes it such a pleasure to apply onto the skin not leaving it greasy or too heavy. I find that a little amount of this is enough because it spreads easily and also absorbs very quickly which i find is really good for a face product! 

So the results...It's amazing, if you haven't guessed by the title of this post! The next morning when i wake up, my skin feels a lot softer and smoother. I think this product does wonders to skin that seems to be dull or just dry from the weather in general but i have to say that this is a holy grail product to me and i haven't found a hydrating mask that works so well yet. I have recently purchased the Origins drink up intensive so i should be doing a comparison post on that very soon. This Laneige water sleeping pack is not currently available in UK stores but i have managed to find quite a few on eBay so if you girlies have some money to spend on this great product, then i recommend you to give this a go and i know you won't regret it.

What is your favourite face-mask?
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13 April 2013

Sold by packaging once again || Candles Haul

I am currently re-decorating my room because i feel that i want a more simplistic modern look to it now that i am getting older and my brightly coloured painted walls really didn't take my fancy anymore. I was shopping around at TkMaxx hoping to pick up some nice furnishings for my room as i am aware of the lovely items that the shop always had to offer. It wasn't the amazing cushions, photoframes nor the lovely shabby chic drawers that drew my attention, but it was the whole shelf full of candles and reed diffusers. I just couldn't help myself with the never ending jars and tins of candles that i could have spent the whole day going through just smelling them. I did fall for quite a few candles and the prices were really reasonable compared with the usual yankee candles that i always buy because i was familiar with the brand. I finally chose these 3 candles purely because they smell great and i adore the simplistic looking packaging which i know will look great as decor for my new room.

Altogether, it came to just under £30 which i was quite happy about seeing that one of the candles was a slightly larger one which can be burned for a long period of time. I have become a massive candle hoarder and my collection is gradually growing! So the first two candles that i picked up were because of their lovely packaging with the postcodes and locations of London. There were other ones from the range with different places but i settled for these two because they smelt the nicest out of the bunch. Firstly, i picked up the 'W1A Piccadilly' which is described as having a 'Currant, Verbena & Lemon Thyme' scent and i adore it because it smells so fresh and clean, perfect for spring. The candle that i picked up was 'SW7 Knightsbridge'  which is described as having a 'Pomegranate, Cassis and Mandarin' scent, which once again smells nice and fresh which always tickles my fancy when it comes to candles. Both these candles were £7.99 and are sold as 'soy candles' which i can imagine being better for you as you burn it because i have heard many things about Yankee candles being harmful for you body. 

Next, onto the Calvin Klein one. I didn't even know that they did candles, but once again the simplicity of the packaging drawn me to it and it was a candle with 3 wicks which i've never really had because i have always contemplated on buying one of the NEOM ones, but it's too expensive. So the candle that i chose is 'water' out of the collection which i believe are all inspired by nature because i saw that there was 'leaf' and 'earth' but the water was the one i preferred. This was £12.99 which was a bargain considering the size and the beautiful clean scent it had even without having to burn it. If you guys haven't checked out TkMaxx yet, i highly recommend you to if you are obsessed with scented candles! Unfortunately, i am not sure on where else you can purchase these candles that i have picked up.

Have a lovely day everybody and what is your favourite candle?
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9 April 2013

Product Fail || Models Own: Jade Stone

This is such a gorgeous nail polish colour. I love pastel colours and my favourite colour is green, therefore mint green colours always win my heart over. This colour caught my eyes on the shelves because it looks so perfect and definitely a colour that i would enjoy wearing! However, if you guys have been reading my blog for long enough, you should know that i dislike Models own formulations and i have an issue with their strong paint smell that it gives off everytime i use it, therefore i took a risk when i purchased this bottle.

The colour is really pretty indeed, but the formulation is very thick and gloopy making it very difficult to apply nicely. I used two layers to get an acceptable opaque layer as it was very streaky and hard to get a smooth finish all over. The nail polish took absolutely ages to dry and i am so annoyed with it because i really liked the colour of it. So, when it had finally dried, i have noticed that it had a lot of bubbles and the polish looked a bit bumpy which i wasn't happy about at all. I have had the nail polish on for several days and even without a topcoat, it hasn't chipped yet which is a positive point about this nail polish. I don't even know why Model's own polishes are so popular~? I admit that their shade range is pretty amazing and they always have the latest trends available, but the formulations are just awful. I'm never going to purchase another bottle no matter how pretty it may look in the bottle! Disappointing product.

Have you tried and Models own nail polishes?
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2 April 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation || Review

Having heard so much about this foundation, this was really an impulse buy for me when i was shopping around boots for some essential toiletries as i didn't really need another foundation. I was impressed by the formulation and how easy it was to blend into the skin when i tried the product on the back of my hand in the store so i decided it was worth picking up. So after around 20 minutes swatching and finding my perfect shade, i opted for number 51 light vanilla.

I was really excited to use this product and i used the Real Techniques buffing brush to apply it onto my face. The foundation is very lightweight yet provide adequate light to medium coverage. It blended in effortlessly and i really liked the finish it gave to my skin. I am used to matte finish foundations so this really was a big change for me to have a slightly more dewy finish. The foundation matched my skintone very well and gave a very even coverage easily and i find that i did't even need a concealer to correct some of my blemishes. The smell is not too overpowering and one pump is a good indication of how much product that is needed for the whole face, although you can easily dispense less or more if you prefer. 

Overall, i am defnitely very happy with this foundation and i have found that i have been reaching for this alot more than my other foundations or BB creams that i have. I like how this foundation gave a nice natural finish that is dewy and not too matte looking, provided a healthy glow yet not too greasy. I have combination oily skin therefore i have to put a powder on top to control my sebum levels but i find that this foundation controls my oil relatively well compared with other dewy finish products. I definitely recommend this to people who likes the semi-matte finish and lightweight foundations that doesn't look or feel too cakey. Perfect for the perfect spring! Finally seeing some sunshine <3

What is your favourite foundation?
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