Friday, 26 August 2016

MUA Luxe Enchanted Eye Palette

Well this little beauty of an eyeshadow palette really got people's attention on Instagram and you can see why. This luxurious silk-inspired eye palette actually is from the MUA Luxe range and not Hourglass as quite a few people assumed. To look at, admittedly it is an absolutely amazing dupe and similar in the shades chosen for the palette.  I don't own any Hourglass products so am unable to compare the formula of the two. 


Called Enchanted, this Silk-inspired eyeshadow palette gives seamless colour and can be easily blended for perfect results and they are also buildable for those people who want a lot more coverage and colour. Each shade can be worn alone or you can create a mixture of more than one shade or indeed all 5.

The shades on this palette work to compliment one another and are perfect for the base, crease and lash line and I was even more surprised at how long lasting they are too. I always apply using an eyeshadow brush and the fallout is absolutely minimal to almost none at all.

If a smokey eye is more your look then fear not because there is another palette within this range and it is called Enrapture. Enrapture includes eyeshadow shades that are more dark whilst the other one has soft and gentle shades.
Image credit - MUA

I really like how sleek this palette is and it fits perfectly into my makeup bag without any problems. If you are looking for a new eyeshadow palette, then these are definitely worth looking out for, they are priced at just £6 and are just stunning.

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Milky Mist

It is no secret that I am obsessed with face mists, so much so I dedicated a blog post to the ones I had been using. For me, a face mist is more than just a moisturiser, they also hydrate, refresh, cool and soothe the skin, especially when the weather is hot and sticky or when you have been sat in front of a computer screen all day and your eyes are just tired and you are worn out.


When the new Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Milky Mist arrived in the most brilliant way ever (more below) it was love at first spritz, something which won't surprise the more regular readers of my blog because I happen to think the brand is fantastic.
Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Milky Mist
Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Milky Mist
Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Milky Mist
The Milky Mist uses a blend of three unique and handpicked roses alongside some organic rosewater to deliver 24 hour hydration. There is also a hint of Peppermint essential oil which is incredibly fresh and some wild rose extract which is proven to boost hydration to the skin. Putting all of those ingredients together, this Mist has three key benefits and they all revolve around moisture, hydration and refreshing the skin. 


With a pump action bottle and dispenser, when released, the mist is super lightweight so that when it hits the skin, not just your face but it can be used on your whole body, it doesn't drown you and leave you soaking wet, instead the dispenser releases enough mist to cover your body within minutes and you don't have to rub it, just given it a few seconds to absorb and you will get a whiff of the roses and peppermint together and a lovely refreshed and cooling feel to your skin, perfect for this weather we currently have and soothing to boot. and you can cover the whole body in seconds. It feels instantly soothing and hydrating and 

The Melvita Nectar de Roses Hydrating Milky Mist is £15 and available from August.





*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Madara - Organic Skincare

I absolutely love finding out about new brands, I love reading about their history, their ethos and I like those who are just that little bit different. So let me introduce to you Madara, an organic skincare range who believe that the best skin care is the kind of care that goes that little bit deeper. We all know that good skincare and a good skincare regime make us look and feel better and there is nothing quite like a double (or quadruple) cleanse when you have spent the day travelling around a polluted city!
Madara - Organic Skincare
Unlike other forms of skincare, Madara use 0% water and instead use birch water and this is where my interest was pricked. Birch water is described as being a revolutionary ingredient which is proven to reduce all key signs of visible ageing. Here in the UK, birch water is being hailed as the ‘new coconut water’ and you will see it in the aisles of Waitrose and health foods shops with slogans such as "4 times less sugar than coconut water" for example.  Madara take the benefits of birch water and utilise them for their skin care range. Birch water is one of the richest sources of bio-available nutrients including vitamins, proteins, amino acids and enzymes and is known to help cleanse and remove toxins from the body and help nourish the body’s cells with organic acids. Recognised as a pure, potent anti-ageing ingredient, Birch water is one of  Nordic women’s top beauty secrets.

From the entire range I have two products plus my very own bottle of birch water (which I really enjoyed drinking) and I am a huge fan, simple as that.  As someone who spends a bit part of their day in front of a computer screen, my skin does get dehydrated as we most of us.  Travelling around London means pollution, dirt and grime and I am more than willing to do anything and everything I can to ensure my skin stays looking and feeling its best.
Madara - Organic Skincare
So the first product is called the Cellular Nutrients Toning Mist and it is described as being a unique anti-aging toner with rebalancing Northern Birch hydrolate and hyaluronic acid improves skin structure and collagen synthesis. Putting it simply, it is an incredibly moisturising and hydrating mist which you can spritz onto your skin first thing in the morning as part of your skincare regime and/or throughout the day to ensure you keep your skin fresh, hydrated and moisturised, I did both.
Madara - Organic Skincare
On the skin, the toning mist is really lightweight and doesn't leave your skin drenched and wet, it is refreshing and a much welcomed mid-afternoon revival as you start to slump and want to find something sugary for a boost. I find on my skin, it is hydrating, so much so my last skin scan a few weeks ago at a blogger event revealed that my skin was actually not dehydrated (the usual issue) and instead, other than my redness, there was no other problems! This toning mist is also certified ECOCERT, Natural & Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free and Gluten Free.

Moon Flower Rose Beige Tinting Fluid is the other product to have caught my eye. I am all about adding some illumination to my face and am obsessed with highlighters. This tinting fluid is a as described, a lighter alternative to foundation, which in the heat we have right now is very much welcomed, but it is also a little more than just a skin tint. It does as suggested illuminates and evens out your skin tone and it uses Northern Rose Hip extract and natural pigments which "instantly hydrate and perfect the skin’s appearance therefore helping to mask imperfections" and it helps with fine lines, something I don't really have a lot of. For me it is about the redness on my cheeks, something I am always keen to ensure I conceal and don't attract attention too, this does an amazing job. 

Madara - Organic Skincare
Madara - Organic Skincare
Madara - Organic Skincare
Again, it is packed full of amazing ingredients such as Rose Flower Water, Jojoba seed oil, Chamomile, Rosehip Extract, Calendula Extract and even Algae makes an appearance. It does leave my skin feeling hydrated, fresh and I like the fact I don't actually feel as though there is anything on my skin, a usual complaint from me with regards to fluid foundations is the feeling of something caked on your skin, I dislike the feeling immensely, but with this Tinting Fluid, it is lightweight, it applies with incredible ease and I actually forget I have it on.

I think Madara is an amazing brand and they have an entire catalogue of products which I have spent some time reading about.  You can find them available on sites such as FeelUnique,  LoveLula, Naturissimo and Essentials London.

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise
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