27 August 2011

Exfoliating Routine ♥ Soap and Glory & Liz Earle Muslin Cloth

Hello :)

Exfoliating is a key part of my skin care regime, to me it is equally as important as removing your make up! Exfoliating removes all of the nasty dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull. By removing the dead skin cells you are allowing fresh skin cells to flaunt themselves and helping your skin glow and radiate health.

The two products that i use for exfoliating are a Muslin Cloth (daily routine) and Soap and Glory's Greatest Scrub Of All exfoliator (2-3 times a week).

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My Current Exfoliation Routine
Liz Earle Muslin Cloth
Every morning and night i cleanse my face (obv). At the moment i am currently using a cleansing lotion by Eucerin (review coming soon). My current cleansing routine involves applying the cleanser all over my face to remove any make up, then using a Liz Earle Muslin cloth, i simply wipe away the cleanser and make up. Muslin cloths hold a micro-exfoliating property, which means that everyday i am giving my face a gentle exfoliation.

By using a Muslin cloth to remove cleanser from my skin, i've found that my skin has appeared a lot more healthier and has had more of a glow to it. Using a Muslin cloth as part of your daily cleansing routine means that you are encorparating cleansing and exfoliating in one swift step!

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Soap and Glory Greatest Scrub Of All
Seeing as the Muslin cloth only gives my face quite a gentle exfoliation, i also use the Soap and Glory Greatest Scrub Of All exfoliator 2 - 3 times a week, to make sure all the nasty dead skin cells are scrubbed away.

The Soap and Glory Greatest Scrub Of All exfoliator is one of my all time favourite skin care items.

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In the past i have used an array of exfoliators, but most were too harsh on my skin. The S&G exfoliator is a minty smelling cream packed with little micro-beads. The first thing i noticed when i first used this was how creamy and silky it felt, which was quite a nice surprise for an exfoliator! You do get quite a tingling sensation when you apply this, so for that reason i don't put it anywhere near my eyes or lips! The tingling sensation isn't offensive or irritating to me at all, just a bit of a surprise when you first try it. When i've massaged the product around my face and neck area i simply wash it off.

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The exfoliator leaves my skin looking healthier and brighter. You are also left with quite a refreshing feeling after using this scrub, i put this down to the minty scent! ;)

Which is your favourite exfoliator at the moment, anything i'm missing out on?

Felicity xoxo

23 August 2011

VO5 Plump It Up Mousse!

Hello :)

A key part of my routine when blow drying my hair is a decent hair mousse. I've used hair mousses from the likes of Label M to John Frieda, but none come close to this little beauty, allow me to introduce you to Vo5's Plump It Up Mousse!

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Vo5 are an established brand which everyone is aware of, however in the past year or so they have kind of been overshadowed by other brands with snazzy advertising campaigns, eyecatching packaging and innovative products. However, Vo5 have recently undergone a rebranding and relaunch in order to compete with their fellow competitors and regain the top spot in the hair care stakes.

A few weeks back whilst watching TV, i was captivated by a rather mesmerizing advert;

Good eh?! So during my next visit to Boots/Superdrug i made a mental note to have a look at the Vo5 products.

The revamped Vo5 products really stood out on the stands, the hot pink packaging really grabs your attention! Needing a new hair mousse, i plumped for the Plump It Up Mousse, and was excited to not only use the product but also to sit the pretty packaged product on my dressing table...

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The mousse itself comes out in the shape of Squirty Cream/Mr Whippy Ice Cream, a nice surprise, i always pretend i'm making an ice-cream when i dispense the product! haha ;)

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The consistency of the mousse is quite light, which makes it a lot easier to disperse throughout your hair. I hate it when you use quite a heavy mousse and mid blow drying you find blobs of mousse just hanging in your hair!

Once i've applied the mousse, i then blowdry my hair with my head flipped upside down, (much to my sister's amusement!) as i find this helps give your hair a bit more oomph!

Overall, i really like this mousse. Its light to apply, not sticky and gives you thickness and volume. I'd recommend this mousse for anyone who is looking for a new mousse, including people with fine/thin hair, as its so light and will not weigh down your hair! An added bonus is that it has a heat defence feature, which is great, especially for lazy people like me who often forget to use a heat protection product before applying heat.

Have you tried any of the recently revamped VO5 range? I'm looking to buy the VO5 Miracle Concentrate next, which i've heard rave reviews about.

Felicity xo

19 August 2011


Hey girls,

Being a certified Aussie Angel, i was recently sent a package of celebratory delights from Aussie HQ.

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Aussie are offering seven of my followers a chance to win one of the summer packs, simply by telling me what you are currently celebrating! It can be anything at all, big or small! So whether you received fab A Level Results yesterday, or you've found THE most amazing pair of shoes for the weekend, let me know why you are celebrating! :)

Along with the summer pack each winner will also receive one of the following Aussie products of their choice;

Take The Heat range – shampoo, conditioner, 3MM, heat-protection cream, heat-protection spray – For beautifully blow-dried hair wrap these products around your locks.

Miracle Moist – Shampoo, conditioner, 3MM – These heavenly products infuse moisture into dry damaged hair, leaving hair quenched, luscious, smooth and conditioned faster than you can say ‘shine on me’.

Luscious Long – Shampoo, conditioner, 3MM, leave-in conditioner – Blended with wonderful lovelies like Blue Mountain Eucalyptus extract, these products help transform weak, distressed hair into luscious locks

If you are one of my lucky seven winners then you will have the chance to embark on a challenge to win an exclusive invite to the Aussie Party on October 20th! Whoever wins the challenge will also be allowed to bring with them 9 of their friends/followers! Oh and you get meet myself and the other Aussie Angels too! :)

The deadline for entries is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, so get your entries in, pronto!

As i said, it can be the smallest thing that you are celebrating, so get commenting! I will pick the seven winners and announce them on Tuesday 23rd August.

Felicity xo

Terms and Conditions;

1. This competition is open to the Aussie Angels online communities

2. Winners must be UK Mainland residents and aged 18 years or over

3. Winners of the giveaway are to be chosen by Aussie Angels

4. To enter, community members must write a blog post, OR comment on an Angels’ Giveaway blog post, stating how they qualify for a Summer Party pack

5. To qualify for winning the Summer party pack, they must have something to celebrate (there are no restrictions on their reasons for celebration)

6. Selection criteria: Each Aussie Angel will select their own 7 community member winners. Selection is entirely at each Angels discretion

7. The Promoter will not be liable for applications not received, incomplete, delayed or damaged. Last date for receipt of entries is Friday 19 August 2011

8. There will be up to 7 winners per Aussie Angel

9. Winners must be chosen and notified in writing, by the Angels, by Tuesday 23 August 2011

10. The Angels must also notify Aussie, in writing, who they have chosen, by Tuesday 23 August 2011

11. A list of the prize winners will be available on www.uncoveraussie.co.uk after this date.

12. The prizes are as stated and cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged. There is no cash alternative. Only one prize per household. No bulk or third party entries accepted

13. Summer Party packs will be sent by Aussie, and all delivery costs covered by Aussie

14. By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.


6 August 2011

Sleek Contour Kit

Long before i discovered the Beauty community i naively thought that a bronzing powder was simply a product to make your skin look like you had a tanned, sunkissed look, although a bronzer can quite rightly give you a more sunkissed look, some bronzing powders can also have another use . . .

After watching various make up tutorials on YouTube, i kept hearing the same word/phrase being uttered 'i'm going to CONTOUR now using....' I quickly discovered that contouring was a method using a (usually) matte bronzer to add structure to the face. Contouring is usually used in the hollows of your cheeks, to find these pull the famous fish-face! On your temples and under your jawline.

The contour powder which i use is the widely spoken about 'Sleek Contour Kit', it does exactly what it says on the tin!

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In the compact you get a contour colour (2/3) which is a mid brown matte shade and a simply beautiful highlight shade (1/3) and a little mirror, which could come in useful if you are on your travels!

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The matte brown contour is wonderful, it is now part of my everyday make up routine. I apply it with a slightly tapered powder brush. The contour is pigmented, blends easily and doesn't leave you with an orange stripe down your face, which is always a plus! ;)

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Alongside the contour colour is a highlight shade. Admittedly, i don't use the highlight as much as the contour, simply because it is VERY pigmented and if you wear it in the daytime you would need to apply it very lightly. The highlight is quite apt for when you are hitting the town for a night out though, it adds a dramatic highlight when applied along the top of your cheekbones.

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The Sleek Contour Kit is available in three shades (Light, Medium and Dark. I chose Light) and is available from Superdrug and the Sleek website for a bargain price of £6.50!

Have you tried the Sleek Contour Kit before, or do you use a different product to contour with?

Felicity xo
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