Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Brand Focus: Simple!

 I've done a small review on how I've felt about their toner and moisturiser before, but now I 've accumulated a few more products, so here's what I think about the brand!

Let's start by saying that Simple is by far my favourite skincare brand so far! It's afforable and great for my senstitive skin. If your skin gets irritated by products very easily or you find trouble getting products to work well with your skin, these are perfect for you!

 Here I've got the Refreshing Facial Wash Gel and the Moisturising Facial Wash. If you need a deep cleanse and you like that clean feeling you get when you've freshly washed your face then this product is perfect. It doesn't irritate my skin or leave it red and or too dry. It's definitely a great facial wash to use at night when you wish to cleanse your face before bed. Remember though that you'll probably need moisturiser after using this one as it's not specifically for dry skin.

The Moisturising Facial Wash is similar to the Refreshing Facial Wash gel but leaves you with a less of a clean feel. It doesn't cleanse your face as much as the gel, but it still does a good job! If you have dry skin, this is one aimed at you! I use this one more regularly due to my dry skin (especially now that it's winter time).

I've reviewed the rich moisturiser and the facial toner before so above is the link to a full review. But these a daily essential part to my skincare routine and are a constant repurchase! I cannot big up this skincare brand enough! As I have such dry skin I use the rich moisturiser but if you don't need such a thick moisturiser they do make a lighter moisturiser too!
The cleansing lotion is one of the newer products to my Simple collection and skincare routine.  It's a thick lotion that you use to remove dirt and makeup. Sort of a thick version of the toner but with an even more gentler feel. Use a cotton pad with a small dollop of this product or dot it on your face and gently remove it all and blend it into your skin with the cotton pad. Your skin will feel amazing! I suggest you use upward motions when using this one for best results! (Keeps that skin perky ;) haha) Often products like this react badly with my skin but this is amazing for sensitive skin.

In brief, these are the best facial wipes I've ever used! Gentle on the skin, removes the initial layer of makeup in preparation for the rest of  your skincare routine! For the full review click here!

Finally is the shower gel! I know you lot probably did the same as I did. Walked past this shower gel so many times and never gave it a second glance. But as soon as my skin began reacting to nearly every shower gel possible I knew where to turn! This was only a pound, gives you that refreshing, cleansed feel and doesn't react with my skin! Perfect!

If you love Simple like me or have tried any of their stuff I haven't mentioned but think I should try it, comment below! I don't bite ;)

Turns out Simple have a page you can join to get rewards and read articles on their stuff!
Give them a go!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Beauty Bite: The Sunshine Award Tag!

I was tagged by the lovely Gaby from AnotherGirlyBlog to do the Sunshine Award!

The Rules!
I have to share 11 random facts about myself
Answer the 11 questions that the nominating blogger gave me
List 11 bloggers I believe deserve recognition
Then post 11 questions for those bloggers to answer
11 Random facts about me!
1. I am a chocoholic. I literally cannot go a day without eating chocolate. It's bad I know...
2. I'm lactose intolerant
3. My favourite colour is green
4.I study Sociology at university
5. My favourite bands are Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Mumford and Sons and The Script
6. I have a Border Collie dog named Toby
7. I hate tea and coffee
8. However I am obsessed with Costa Coffee (The hot chocolates and creamy coolers...and brownies.)
9. I love to bake! I am quite the baker when it comes to cupcakes ;)
10. I'm Cornish and proud!
11. I like virtually anything with a polka dot pattern
Gaby's Questions:
1) What makeup brand could you not live without?
This is a tricky question since I'm in love with MUA and Maybelline. I'm gonna go with Maybelline! I can't live without their Dream Matte Mousse or their Baby Lips!
2) Why did you start blogging?
I've always had an obsession with beauty products! I also like to write and I had some spare time on my hands. I always wanted to blog but never really had the courage or confidence to! But this Summer I decided to do something I enjoy and that I could give my time to.
3) Costa/Nero/Pret/Starbucks?
COSTA. Hands down.
4) How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I'm not sure if this includes showers or not. My showers usually take anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on how much time I have or want to waste haha. It takes me literally 5 minutes to do my makeup and a minute to do my hair. I don't really bother with my hair that much. So including getting changed it takes me like 25 minutes-half an hour.
5) What's your favourite season?
Winter! I love the cold! I love Christmas and my birthday is in January. You see more of your family. Gift-giving. Snow. Wooly jumpers. Hot chocolates. Christmas films. Darker evenings...the list goes on.
6) Do you prefer long/short and curly/straight hair?
Long straight hair!
7) What's your favourite book?
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern or
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky.
I say the winner is P.S. I Love You.
(I cried at the first two books in this list...I'm a baby)
8) What's your idea of the perfect night in?
Sat in my onesie/snuggie/comfy pjs drinking hot chocolate on a cold winters evening watching a film with my family. (Preferrably Disney, I just never grew up)
9) If you had to have someone narrate your life who would it be?
Morgan Freeman. Because he is God.
10) If you could meet one person dead/alive who would it be?
Freddie Mercury! That man was a genius.
11) If you could travel back to one moment in time when would it be?
Probably to a Christmas day from when I was young. Maybe when I was around 5 or 6.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Beauty Bite: My Most Recent Purchases!

So this is kind of a mini haul which I've decided to name 'My most recent purchases'
As you can see, I've bought 4 things recently that I feel that the beauty blogging world needs to know about!
 The Body Shop had a sale and I have a weakness for that place. This is the 'Vineyard Peach' body butter which I believe originally was £13 but when I bought it, it was £5! Everyone knows how amazing these body butters are. They're super moisturing, good value for money and most importantly, it doesn't react with my sensitive skin! The smell of this is actually gorgeous, I wish I picked up more than one! I literally cannot stop smelling it or applying it. Too good!

So for those of you who have already read my review, you know how I feel about this product! It's Lush's 'No Drought' dry shampoo. Essentially, it's one of the best purchases I've ever made in my opinion.

If you wish to see the full review for the 'No Drought' dry shampoo, you can click below!

 As I've already mentioned, I have very sensitive skin. In fact, recently I haven't been able to use most shower gels which is quite odd. I've unfortunately been reacting to them so I thought where else better to go to get shower gel that I won't react to than The Body Shop! This is the strawberry shower gel which is soap-free! So for all you fellow sensitive skin folks, this is definitely okay for you to use! I've tried and tested it! I feel refreshed after using it and it smells amazing. My flatmates love it so much they've been trying to steal it to use themselves as it smells so nice. This cost me £4 :)
 Now, I've not tried the original Kate Moss lipsticks as I can't quite find a shade in the collection that I think would suit me. However, I came across her matte collection in partnership with Rimmel London. I purchased the shade '101' which is an everyday natural nude/pink shade. On my skin tone it comes out rather pink but I believe on other people it comes out more of a nude colour. This is fantastic! It's long lasting, doesn't dry out your lips, is the perfect everyday colour and is such a reasonable price. However, I will say I'm on the fence about the smell. It has sort of a fruity berry smell but I'm not overly keen on it. I will be doing a full review on this soon so stay tuned for a review!
If you have given these a try or want to, let me know what you think in the comments below! I'll reply and I won't bite ;)