Wednesday, 23 October 2013

YSL Youth Liberator Foundation...

The Youth Liberator foundation from YSL launched early September this year. It's the first of it's kind to be made with Glycanacrif Complex which is designed to plump, revitalise youthful brightness and even out your complexion. The creamy coverage makes skin look rejuvenated and masks the appearance of any imperfections. It also contains vitamin E and SPF20.

The foundation is available in 7 made to measure shades, I use the shade BR20 which is the perfect match for my pale complexion. I have been wearing this foundation for nearly 2 weeks now so here are my thoughts...

First of all the packaging is uber chic, the glass bottle is a little on the heavy side but it looks beautiful sat on my dressing table. Take the black lid off and you will find a neat little pump that's easy and fuss free, I use 3 pumps to cover my whole face. 

The texture of the foundation is really creamy, the best way I find to apply it is with my Real Techniques buffing brush. Apply the desired amount onto the back of your hand, dab the brush into the foundation and evenly distribute across the face. I like to start from the centre of my face working outwards. The buffing brush creates a seamless finish and buffs the foundation into the skin really quickly, there is no need to blend with your fingers or any other brush which I really like.

It's medium to full coverage that is also really build-able. I find it's the perfect foundation to wear during the day and also perfect for nights out. It feels so comfortable and light-weight on the skin and the staying power is pretty incredible. I normally set the foundation with a pressed powder (currently using Rimmels Stay Matte powder) and that helps make the foundation last even longer. I was actually in Tenerife last week and wore the foundation every day. It was around 25degrees and this foundation didn't budge, I was so impressed! 

I have quite dry skin which can be a real pain but this foundation feels really moisturising and makes my skin feel really fresh. When you first apply it the skin looks really dewy which I love, but as my skin is dry it sets to leave a beautiful glow which lasts all day. Something I find really difficult to achieve with other foundations. I found it really smoothed out my uneven skin tone and didn't cling to any dry areas or cake around the nose (which the NARS Sheer Glow does) I also love how it diminishes the size of my pores.

For me this is best foundation I have tried to date and I can't recommend it enough. Price wise it comes in at £34 which is definitely on the more expensive side for a high end foundation. However I do think it's totally worth it, it's a 30ml bottle which will hopefully last me a long time even if I do wear it every day. When I did my course with Pixiwoo back in April they recommend that you invest in a high quality foundation and then you don't have to worry about purchasing expensive products for the rest of the face. I think as long as your base looks perfect then you can buy that cheaper bronzer & blush and still look really polished!

I really enjoy using this foundation and will definitely be re-purchasing. It beats my NARS Sheer Glow hands down and I will be wearing it pretty much every day. Unfortunately you can't get a sample of Youth Liberator foundation but I would definitely recommend you go to your nearest counter and get a colour match so you can see for your self how it looks and feels.

Let me know if you do purchase this or already have it, I would love to know what you think!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Le Blush Creme De Chanel & Rouge Coco Shine...

My sister turned 21 on the 11th October so we took a trip to London and went to Selfridges. Our first stop was the beauty floor and OMG I was in heaven! Olivia wanted my help on spending her birthday money and I thought why not treat yourself to something from Chanel! I had been eyeing up some products for months now, especially the Chanel cream blushers so I thought that was a good place to start.

Le Blush Creme De Chanel - £27
Chanel first launched their cream blushers back on the 16th August and I have been eyeing up the pretty colours ever since. After Olivia & I swatched every shade the palest colour in the collection suited her complexion the best, colour 65 Inspiration. Described as a light, cool beige pink, Inspiration is a seriously beautiful colour. The oil-free formula is incredibly pigmented and really soft to the touch. It blends extremely well onto the cheeks and I find blending it with your fingers gives a really fresh finish. Although they initially feel and look really creamy, the finish is non-greasy and looks really velvety on the skin. Don't be afraid to use this if you have dry skin as the formula won't make your skin appear dry at all. There are 6 shades to choose from ranging from browns, pinks, peaches and burgundies so you are sure to find a perfect colour that suits you.

Rouge Coco Shine - £24
The next thing Olivia purchased was the gorgeous Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in colour 85 Secret. This pretty pale nude colour glides over lips giving them a burst of colour with some serious hydration. It feels extremely comfortable on the lips and you can't help but love whipping the beautiful Chanel case out of your handbag. The texture of the lipstick feels like a balm but reveals a stunning gloss effect on the lips with a natural shine. There are 18 shades to choose from and I literally want them all!

Let me know if you have purchased any of the above products and let me know what you think.

Friday, 4 October 2013

nspa fruity goodness...

Just thought I would write a really quick post on my current favourite smellies. I love the smell of mango so I just had to pick these up on my recent trip to the super market. The shower gel seriously smells so good and the smell lasts a really long time on my skin. For an extra dose of fruity freshness I like to douse myself with the body mist. It's also really good substitute for perfume. Quick pop to the shops or whatever I like to use this instead of wasting expensive fragrance. 

They have so many different smells to choose from too, passion fruit, raspberry, vanilla, peach, coconut. I'm sure there are more but I can't remember them all. You can also pick up a body scrub and lotion as well. 

The cherry on top is the price, they are currently on offer at 3 for £5 at ASDA. My sister is loving the passion fruit spray so I may have to quickly run out and purchase that one as well!

Thanks for reading guys, Becca...X

Kerastase Hair Mask...

I have been wanting to buy a hair mask for some time & now that my hair is growing I really want to take good care of it. My hairdresser first introduced me to the Kerastase range a few months ago. Every time I go for a cut or colour she always uses a range of products on my hair. Whether it be shampoo, a leave in treatment, serum, or a hair mask. And each time the results are amazing.

So this weekend I went for a trim & I told my hairdresser that I was interested in buying a hair treatment and wanted to know which one would be the best for my hair type. She recommended that I go for the Kerastase Resistance Age Recharge Mask. When she mentioned 'Age Recharge' I instantly assumed that it was for older people, perhaps someone with grey hair. But the 'Age Recharge' range is actually suited to anyone who has longer hair. Just think how long the ends of your hair have been there for, how much heat & colour do we put them through! So this hair mask is perfect to put all those vital nutrients back into the hair & strengthen the length preventing your hair from snapping. Just use a 50p size blob and smooth onto the hair, mainly concentrating on the ends. Leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse.

Unfortunately the Kerastase range doesn't come cheap, this mask alone was £26 but I do think it is worth investing in good hair care products. I have used this mask several times and I love it. My hair feels extremely soft, the ends look great after just one use and I am loving the shine it gives. All in all I think this mask is worth the money and I would definitely recommend it.

However, I have managed to find a website that sells everything from the Kerastase range with up to 30% off products. Check out

Thanks for reading guys.