How I healed a rash caused by product reaction



A few days ago I had a terrible reaction to a cleansing balm (pictured below). Within 10mins of using it my face got covered in hives, I couldn't take photos because it happened at night, there was no light, and I took a antihistamine and proceeded with a calming gentle skincare routine and was much better the next day. 

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Healavie Cleansing Oil Gel REVIEW




When it comes to my night skincare routine, I might not always be in the right mood for a 10 step routine but I always, and I mean always, cleanse my skin at night. For days when I’m too tired or feeling t0o depressed to do anything, I like a cleanser that quickly and effectively removes makeup and cleanses my skin, so I can just spritz something and put on a sleeping mask and crawl into bed. Unfortunately lately these days have been more frequent than I liked to and that’s when this Healavie Cleansing Oil Gel comes into play.
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REVIEW Ren Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel





This Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel (£11.20) by Ren was the first cleansing gel I bought when I decided to discard all the sulfates from my skincare routine (I've thrown away all the products I had that contained this substance). I chose REN exactly for their more clean choice of ingredients. 

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REVIEW Nourish Balance Nutritious Peptide Serum




I'm definitely a serum kinda' gal. I see the serum as the lingerie of our skincare routine and like I would never get dressed without underwear, I would never wear a cream without a serum first and this Balancing Serum by Nourish as been a favorite of mine since I started to use it. 

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REVIEW Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm





I know the blog has been a little dead for the last few months and I could make up a thousands excuses for that to have happened but the truth is I just didn't feel like blogging for a long time. Today I woke up with the urge to write a review so here it is, for those who still want to read what i write :) 

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Why you should be putting oils on yo' face



In this day and age I find it really hard to believe that there's brands out that tell people not to put oil on their faces, particularly if they have oily skin! I mean c'mon people!!!

In order to be healthy all skin types, including oily, need a balance of water and oil and the right oil can be especially beneficial oily skin as it balances the oil production. You fight fire with fire, if you give your skin the oils it needs, it won't need to produce as much sebum. Most people think they have oily skin but what they have is unbalanced skin that is dehydrated and so it produces more oil to try and balance itself.
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REVIEW Bare Minerals Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil




I was lucky enough to get my hands on this beauty as soon as it launched but my cleansing oil stash was so big I only started using it a few weeks ago. 

The Mineralixirs is a range formulated with 5 different oils (Grape; Sunflower; Apricot; Rose and Camellia) and is designed to moisturize and repair dry flaky skin, which makes it perfect for Winter dehydrated skin like mine. 
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REVIEW DHC Pore Cleansing Oil & Face Wash Powder



I have been using DHC products for a couple of years now but I don't think I've ever talked about them before. I've tried countless of their skincare and makeup but funnily enough I don't I have ever tried they're start product, the Deep Cleansing oil. 

I've finished both these products a few months ago and have just found these pictures on my laptop so I'll give you a quick opinion on them. 

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REVIEW: Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream






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Current Skincare Routine - DAY

Para as mais curiosas aqui fica a minha rotina diária completa, bem meio completa porque é só a de dia (a de noite vem a caminho) espero que gostem.

To those curious heads of yours here is my full skincare routine, well half-full as it's for Daytime only (Nightime its on its way) hope you guys like it.



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My Rexaline Obsession

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I have been obsessed with Rexaline for years and years and I think it's the brand I have repurchased more over the years. 

I have tried almost every product from the Hydra Dose range but I seem to keep going back to these 3 over and over again. 

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REVIEW Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF20


If you've been following me for a while you'll know I like very natural looking makeup, I don't like heavy foundations, powdered faces, I like very light coverage and dewy skin look. A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on the newly formulated Dermalogica Sheer Tint* and have been wearing it every since. 
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS on the Pixi Glow Peel Pads



If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I went to the Pixi store this morning as I was really curious about their new skincare line, wanting to try the whole range but having so many skincare products to trial now, I made up in my mind I would only leave that store with ONE product. I ended up buying 2, but one was a lipstick so it doesn't really matter :p 
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REVIEW Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser



It has been a long time since I last wrote here but life has been tough and I had to get grips with myself before I could sit down, have a cup of tea and actually write about something and that finally came. I have a lot of catching up to do so stay tune for my latest skincare/makeup updates. 

Today I'm reviewing the Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser. 
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My SPF Bundle







Summer is out there and I mean literally out there because here in London, today is very windy and is so cloudy you can't even see the sun, still we must use a sunscreen, so here are the ones that are currently hanging around my bathroom shelves:

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REVIEW Indeed Labs - Hydraluron Moisture Boost Facial Serum



[PT / ENG]

Sempre que faço um teste de pele, o resultado é sempre o mesmo: desidratação extrema. Como tal ando sempre sempre à procura do melhor produto para manter a minha pele hidratada, uma tarefa que se torna mais dificil à medida que os anos vão passando. Como era de esperar, um dos primeiros produtos que comprei quando cheguei ao Reino Unido foi o afamado Hydraluron, muito amado por bloggers e não só. As expectativas eram grandes mas não tão grandes quanto foi o meu descontentamento com este produto. 
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REVIEW Missha Super Aqua - Water Supply Essence


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Há alguns anos que uso produtos de beleza Coreanos, muito antes desta loucura que sente no Ocidente. Há muita gente que diz que não usa porque as peles Asiáticas são diferentes das nossas mas eu acho que isso é conversa para outro post. Hoje venho falar da Water Supply Essence da Missha, um sérum hidratante que acabei hoje e que adorei usar, tanto que já encomendei outro. 

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REWIEW Kueshi Revitalizing Toner



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Sei que há pessoas que não acreditam em tónicos mas eu acredito e adoro um bom tónico, quer seja ele exfoliante, hidratante, revitalizante, etc, etc. Mas nem todos os tónicos foram criados da mesma maneira por isso tinha que haver um que eu não gostasse e calhou a este Tónico Revitalizante da Kueshi que veio com uma Glossybox, usei-o meia dúzia de vezes para perceber que não era para mim e só andou cá em casa tanto tempo para poder fazer review e finalmente pode deitá-lo fora. 
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To Prime Or Not To Prime


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Eu tenho uma relação amor-ódio com primers. Às vezes uso e gosto, outras vezes uso o mesmo e detesto, umas vezes fazem a maquilhagem parecer super perfeita e outras vezes os mesmos fazem a maquilhagem escorrrer pela cara abaixo. Não os uso todos os dias pois acredito que uma pele bem cuidada e hidratada não precisa de primer, mas tenho aqui imensos em casa e tenho que os usar. Estes são so mais usados:

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REVIEW Spiezia Organics Rose & Vanilla Face Oil


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Quem me conhece sabe que o meu produto preferido são os óleos. Óleos de limpeza, óleos de rosto, de cabelo, de banho, sinto que a minha pele fica sempre realmente mimada quando os uso. Hoje trago-vos os Rose & Vanilla Face Oil da Spiezia Organics*: "Um óleo de dia que promete regular a produção de sebo e proteger a pele das agressões externas e da maquilhagem". 
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