Friday Favourite

body shop bb cream

Hello my Loves!

With the weather in Scotland being absolutely miserable recently my skin hasn’t been the happiest.

I try not to wear as much foundation in the winter months to give my skin a chance to breath so the light coverage and hydration of this bb cream has been a saviour.

I often struggle to find bb creams to suit my skin tone as most tend to be far to dark for me and I’m left looking a touch orange so I was happy to see that the body shop’s  bb cream had a light shades available.

 I buff it in with a real techniques expert face brush and I think  it blends really evenly and does give you a lovely hint of colour and pretty good coverage for a bb cream. For stubborn blemishes you will need a little concealer for them. But I just loved the dewy glow it gives my skin! Not one for those who like matte skin however, but i personally love the dewy look! Plus you can always pop a little powder on top.

Do you like bb creams?

If so, which one’s would you recommend.

Tasha x

New Skincare! Friday Favorites!!

 

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Body Shop Vitamin E

Hello Everyone!

Today I thought I would mention 2 new favorites in my current skincare regime!

I’m slightly obsessed with the body shop, I think they produce good quality products for a good price range and I can never seem to go into the shop without buying something.

My two newest products are from the Vitamin E Range, now as someone who has combination/sensitive skin the consultants in the body shop are never really sure which of their range to put me in, most will point me towards the tea tree section as that’s the best for combination whereas others will direct me to the aloe/seaweed range which is aimed for us more sensitive souls, so with that in mind I tend to just browse by myself and see what I like the look or smell of.

The first product that caught my interest was the Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil. As someone with naturally combination skin I often tend to shy away from skin oils whether it be in moisturizer or cleansers but I was pleasantly surprised with this light weight oil. The consultant explained a few details about it to be and said it is best used in place of a moisturizer but I find it works better for me as a serum, I lightly massage it over a cleansed face and leave to soak in before applying my moisturizer on top. I was worried it would be too heavy or cause imbalance of my skin but have found it works a treat at providing a but more hydration and has helped slightly with my acne scarring. Iv’e had it over a month now and still have plenty left so unless another skin oil catches my eye this definitely be repurchased.

The other item I got was the Vitamin E Eye Cube.

I mainly use this in the morning and still use an eye cream at night as I prefer a slightly richer formula for the evenings. It is said to help reduce the signs of under eye circles and reduce puffiness. In the mornings I will pop this on a good 10 minutes before my makeup just so it has time to absorbed, I find it has a slightly cooling sensation which is a nice refreshing feeling that helps me wake up in the morning especially since I have given up coffee 🙁 It does help slightly with dark circles but I would always use concealer on top for those days when I get less than 8 hours.

Have your tried either of these products? What did you think of them?

Also any new Body Shop Products that I must try?

THE BODY SHOP CAMOMILE CLEANSING BUTTER REVIEW

For Christmas I received this Cleansing butter that I was lusting for, after reading brilliant reviews and the concept reminding so much of higher end products, like the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. I was delighted to see this and I thought I ought to do a review on it..

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The Cleansing butter is Camomile scented, which is very faint but nevertheless quite relaxing. Scented products are a No No when it comes to skincare , but then unscented products quite frankly stink, so this is a great in-between! The butter is a solid balm consistency but only takes a rub between your fingertips to create an oil/butter. From here, I spread the butter all over my palms and melt away my make up. Using massaging motions the oil dissolves the make up and leaves a yucky residue on the surface of your skin , which you then rinse off with water or a flannel. You are left which soft, buttery (see what I did there) skin that feels deeply cleansed and just damn clean.

I use this on the days where I have energy  to keep my eyes open to do skincare  (other days I just use Micellar Water and a cotton pad). Every time I do use it, my skin looks and feel lovely. At £12, it’s worth a try if you want something more for skincare . Plus, The Body Shop always have deals on so I’m sure you can get a couple bucks off if you are considering purchasing it.

Rating : 4/5 – I hate that I have to rinse it off, I’d much rather use a cotton pad because I’m so lazy! Also, I can imagine if you live in a hot country this would not last long…

Have you tried this product? What does your skincareroutine consist of?

Thanks for reading,

Warming Mineral Mask By Body Shop

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Hello my Lovelies!!

The body shop always has amazing deals on their skincare lines, I’m such a fan of their tea tree line for when my skin is being a bit hormonal and more on the oily side and recently when I was in store if you spent over £20 on skincare you got a choice of a free product. Out of the options available I went for the Warming Mineral Mask as I’m a sucker for clay based masks.

The mask is a light greyish in colour and really easy to apply. The directions do state for it to be applied to wet skin however I would recommend only a slight dampness as with kaolin based products too much moisture does tend to make them slide off the skin. What I enjoyed about this, is that when you apply it, it gets hot.  And I mean HOT! I was shocked about how warm this got as I applied it to my skin.  It means to open up your pores and get the clay way down deep in your skin and the hot temperature only lasts for about 5 seconds and then it feels normal.

My skin definitely felt tighter after using it, and drop dead clean. My moisturiser absorbed into my skin like nobody’s business, that is usually what happens after I use this clarifying mask. It does a nice job of drawing out impurities from my skin.

A Little Advice:

Now, this is not a product you want to overuse, because over scrubbing with it might give you breakouts. So make sure you use it only once or twice a week max. I always yearn to use it more after I see the results, but somehow I’ve managed to control my urge. :) I know that using it can be easily addictive, but you can’t go crazy with it!

Key Ingredients:

Here’s a quick description of the main ingredients, if you’re like me I always need to know what I’m actually putting on on my skin and why it’s in the product.

Kaolin Clay – helps control shine. Deeply cleanses, drawing out impurities from the skin, it is a mineral to help restore the skins natural balance.

Wild-harvested seaweed – is renowned for its conditioning and hydrating benefits, while its non oily nature makes it particularly suitable for normal to oily skin types.

Zeolite – releases heat on contact with water, providing warming sensation on skin that helps draw out impurities.

Overall, I like this mask and will definitely use it up.  I don’t know if I would repurchase because the Body Shop has so many masks that I want to try.  But it definitely lessens any oil I may have, and helps control shininess for the next day.  While I don’t always have a problem with oily skin, I like to not have to worry about shine in my t-zone.  I love that it gets as hot as it does but be warned, its hot.  It is a little drying though, so if you have really dry skin this might not be for you.  For anyone with normal, combination or oily, I would recommend this.

What masks are you loving at the moment?

Tasha xxx