Clinique – All About Eyes Eye Cream Rich

Clinique – All About Eyes Eye Cream Rich

Good things come in small packages.

Do I really need to use an eye cream? That is the question I always asked myself. I’m young enough to not have fine lines but I also want to look after my skin. However, after a lot of research, I concluded that using an eyecream is not a necessity, but when it comes to skincare the earlier the better. Dermatologists suggest that the best time to start using an eye cream is before you think you need one. Using an eye cream in my 20s won’t harm my skin, but it might help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around your eyes is really delicate so it needs some extra attention. Plus an eye cream does so much more than deliver anti-ageing benefits.

Clinique’s All About Eyes is a really creamy eye cream which instantly hydrates the delicate eye area. When I apply it in the morning, the puffiness of my eyes noticeably decreases, which makes me feel more awake and ready to start my day. If your eyes feel or look tired, this product will brighten up your eyes and overtime reduce dark circles. I use All About Eyes every morning and evening and I have been really impressed with the results. The product also sits really well under make-up. It’s the perfect addition to any skincare routine. It might be on the pricier side for such a small product, but the results will be worth it.

Price – £27 – 15ml

https://www.lookfantastic.com/clinique-all-about-eyes-eye-cream-rich-15ml/11144762.html

Mark Hill Hair – The products I’m loving…

Mark Hill Hair – The products I’m loving…

Every day should be a good hair day.

Prep & Prime Heat Protection Spray

A heat protection spray is a must-have for anyone who applies heat to their hair. Using a hairdryer? Straighteners? Curling iron? Don’t forget heat protection spray.

With no visible results, it can be hard to know if a heat protection spray is actually working. But trust me, it is a must must must. Just like we use sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun, we need to use a heat protection spray to protect our hair from any heat that we apply. The silicones in the spray form a protective layer over the cuticle of the hair strand, which protects the hair from the heat of your stylers. Without it, your hair can become frazzled, and in extreme cases, seriously damaged.

The Mark Hill heat protection spray can protect your locks from heat up to 240 degrees. This means you can feel safe knowing that your hair is protected from any hair styling tool that you use. The spray also leaves your hair looking smooth and shiny, which is an added bonus. Also, this is a great product if you normally curl your hair. It contains a heat activated agent which will hold your curl for longer. Apply the product before adding heat to your hair, and protect your hair from damage.

Don’t risk it. Your hair looks too good to become frazzled.

Price – £6.99

https://www.boots.com/mark-hill-style-addict-styling-heat-protection-spray-10265399

Glass Finish Shine Spray

This product is a bit extra and you definitely don’t need to purchase it to have healthy-looking hair. But, if you want to treat yourself to a bonus step in your hair-routine, Mark Hill’s Shine Spray could be for you.

After many years of using hair straighteners every day, I am currently trying to avoid using styling tools as much as possible. However, if I’m going all out and looking to add some sparkle to my look, I use the Mark Hill Shine Spray. It’s the perfect product to finish styled hair.

The product is basically shine in a bottle. As the last step in your hair routine, you spray the product all over your hair and it leaves you with a gorgeous finish. It isn’t glittery it is just very very shiny. It makes my hair look like I’ve just left the hairdressers, super glossy and soft. It also smooths down any unwanted frizz.

It’s definitely a product for those who are looking to add some extra glam to their hair. Perfect for a night out and special occasions.

P.S. You only need a small amount and make sure to shake the bottle first.

Price – £5.99

https://www.boots.com/mark-hill-miracoilous-pure-gold-edition-nourishing-glass-finish-shine-spray-250ml-10272671

Invisible Taming Polish

Tired of those annoying flyaways which won’t smooth down? Mark Hill’s invisible taming polish is the ideal product for people with those annoying bits of hair which can’t be tamed.

A small amount really does go a long way with this product. I have been using this product for almost two months and I’ve barely touched the surface of the tub.

To apply this product, rub a small amount between the palms of your hands and the warmth will activate the polish. Then press gently on the hairs that you want to tame, and they won’t bother you for the rest of the day.

It’s also great to style a high ponytail as you can really get your hair to slick back and look the way you want it to.

If you want to smooth down your hair, without the risk of it looking greasy, check out Mark Hill’s Invisible Taming Polish.

Price – £6.99

https://www.boots.com/mark-hill-style-addict-invisible-touch-taming-polish-10265403

Explicit Black Climax Mascara – NARS

Explicit Black Climax Mascara – NARS

Put the false lashes away. Right. Now.

NARS is one of my favourite brands and they are renowned for the cheeky names that they give to all of their products. Their standout mascara is no different. The Climax mascara aims to deliver buildable volume and intensity that you won’t want to stop applying.

I bought this mascara on the recommendation of two friends, both of whom have eyelashes I could only dream of. So, I thought I would give it a go and see if I could get anywhere close to their natural lashes.

First of all, I have to mention the packaging. Given the name of the mascara, you would expect its packaging to be OTT. However, I think the product looks super stylish and the bright red packaging really does stand out in my make-up bag. With just one look I was already sold.

But does it work? Well, I am a huge mascara critic and I absolutely loved this product. As all of my friends know, I wasn’t lucky enough to get the good genes in the eyelash department, therefore choosing the right mascara is always a massive deal to me. My ideal mascara needs to make my eyelashes really black, give me length, but also volume. Basically, I want false lashes but without the faff.

The Climax mascara did everything I wanted it to do. The thick brush enables buildable length and explosive volume. The mascara couldn’t be more black if it tried, which is great for the sexy, night-time look this mascara achieves. You will definitely notice the before and after, and want to apply more.

HOWEVER…I did find that after a few hours the mascara rubs off a bit and leaves some black shadow under my eyes. BUT…for the depth of colour and the volume of my lashes, I am not complaining.

The Nars Climax Mascara is definitely up there with my all-time favourite mascaras. No need to fake it with this mascara. Get it now.

Price: £21

https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/explicit-black-climax-mascara/0607845070085.html

My go-to pink lip.

My go-to pink lip.

Keep calm and wear pink lipstick.

Everyone has a favourite lip combo and I wanted to share mine with you today. A pink lip is the perfect addition to any make-up look and this is how I achieve it…

Step 1: NYX – Slim Lip Pencil – Shade Natural

I always used to skip lip liner as I thought it was a waste of time and would make my lips look too big and fake. But now, if I am doing a full glam look, I think lip liner can really complement your lip shape and add natural volume. I really wanted a colour that would match my natural lips, and I came across NYX’s vast range of lip liners. Their lip pencil comes in 38 shades, so there is a colour for everyone and every look. NYX also has a virtual try-on camera on their website, so that might be helpful if you’re struggling to choose between shades. The natural shade is a perfect colour if you want a nude-pink lip and it complements my Pillow Talk lipstick perfectly.

Price – £3.50

https://www.nyxcosmetics.co.uk/lips/lip-liner/slim-lip-pencil/NYX_052.html

Step 2: Charlotte Tilbury – Lipstick Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk by Charlotte Tilbury is a lipstick that everyone knows the name of and is a must-have amongst celebs and influencers. According to charlottetilbury.com, 3 Pillow Talk lipsticks are sold every minute. That is a crazy statistic! It has become so popular that Charlotte Tilbury created a whole range of products centred around the Pillow Talk lip. The new range is definitely something I have my eye on.

But back to the lipstick. The Pillow Talk lipstick is a nude-pink shade which enhances the natural hue of your lips. This means that the lipstick looks different on everyone, but either way, it’s a stunning shade. The lipstick feels really velvety on the lips and is super easy and smooth to apply. You do have to reapply the lipstick throughout the day but the amazing colour and how it makes your lips feel makes it 1000% worth it. It’s the perfect everyday lipstick and I can’t go anywhere without it. It is a universally loved product and for very good reason.

There is always time for some pillow talk. Get it now.

Price – £25

https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/matte-revolution-lipstick-pillowtalk

Step 3: Dior – Lip Maximizer – Shade 12

This was a treat myself moment as it is definitely an expensive purchase but it has been worth every penny. The Dior Lip Maximizer looks super luxurious and feels as good as it looks. The lip gloss plumps the lips, so be aware of the tingling sensation of the product. It lasts for such a long time and my lips feel really moisturised when I use this lipgloss. I’m really happy with the shade I chose, it is a pretty pink that complements my Pillow Talk lipstick. It has a beautiful sheen and transforms any make-up look. If you’re looking for a plumping gloss that will make your lips stand out from the crowd, this is the gloss for you. J’adore Dior.

A handbag staple that everyone will want to borrow.

Price – £28

https://www.dior.com/en_gb/products/beauty-Y0065000-dior-lip-maximizer-lip-plumping-gloss-maximum-hydration-volume-effect-instant-long-term