Dior Skin Nude Air Luminizer

By Wednesday, August 2, 2017 0 Permalink 5

I bet you guys saw this one coming. Also, spoiler alert: I love this and you should buy it. Just in case you wanted to know more, here are my thoughts on the Dior Skin Nude Air Luminizer.

There are four shades of this product; 001, 002, 003, and 004. I have the shade 001 which is a pale golden shade. There is also a pale pink shade, a more yellow-toned gold shade, and a bronze shade. I had this product applied to my face in-store, which I highly recommend getting done, and decided that 001 was the best suit for me.

The packaging is absolutely stellar. The product comes in a box with a kabuki brush and fabric pouch to keep it protected. There is also a mirror on the inside and the quality looks and feels exactly how you’d expect a Dior product to look and feel – exquisite.

Now onto application. I was surprised to find that there was absolutely no kick-off with this powder. With highlighters, I’m used to dipping into the product with my brush and having to duct off the excess and this doesn’t do that. You don’t have to feel scared to apply this to your face at the risk of looking like a beam of light, but you can definitely build it to that level easily.

I highly rate this product from Dior, it has quickly become a well-loved high-end product, and I would definitely recommend you check it out. Retail price: 39,50 GBP

Coconut Oil Hair Mask – Does It Work?

By Wednesday, July 12, 2017 0 Permalink 3

I for one have heard many things about the benefits of coconut oil, and not just for your hair; for cooking, as a moisturiser, and many more. Since being in London, I noticed that the water was drying out my hair and skin and decided to give coconut oil a try.

As a hair mask, I am absolutely obsessed. I apply this from roots to ends and leave it for as long as I can, preferably overnight, then wash it out with my normal shampoo and conditioner. I say overnight because this will make your hair look very greasy once applied, so be warned! I have not had an issue with rinsing this out but do a double cleanse at your roots if it’s stubborn. I have noticed a big difference in the texture of my hair in that after a few uses my hair feels softer, looks less frizzy, and the biggest difference is that it has dramatically reduced signs of dandruff. That might be TMI but I have had phases of dandruff since school and using this has really helped.

In cooking this is great to use as a healthy substitute for any oil or butter. For skincare, this works as a rich body moisturiser, light spf or lip balm. I still use a body butter because I found that this doesn’t sink in to my skin as quickly as I would like it to, but in an emergency it’s good to know that all I need is one product. And guys, it is SO cheap. Why spend loads on expensive hair masks when this multi-purpose product can do the trick?

Just make sure you’re buying completely organic and raw! As a whole, highly recommend this natural and beautiful product.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

By Monday, July 3, 2017 0 Permalink 1

So, I got my hands on this scorcher. See what I did there? Yusss. Ok but in all seriousness, the Naked Heat palette recently got pre-released by Urban Decay and as soon as it became available on the site, I scooped it up. I have a video tutorial coming up later this week (linked here), but until then, here is my full opinion as well as swatches on each shade.

Left to right: Ounce, Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Scorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes, Ember.

As a whole, this palette is exquisite and fulfils just about every warm-toned eyeshadow need. There are a total of twelve shades; five shimmers and seven mattes. There are two highlighting shades, perfect for the brow bone or inner corners. Ounce has a slight shimmer but nothing like the other shimmers in the palette. Then there are two matte blending shades; one a terra-cotta shade and the other a brown-toned shade. Then comes Lumbre which is a peachy shimmer and is one of my faves from the palette. Followed by He Devil; a stunning and rich burnt red matte. Dirty Talk and Scorched are both metallic red shades, the former on the orange warm-toned side, and the latter on the pinky side. Cayenne is a deep terra-cotta matte, En Fuego is a burgundy matte, and Ashes is a deep brown matte. Lastly, we have Ember, another favourite of mine, and is a rich brown metallic shade.

One thing I will say is I wish En Fuego and Ashes were slightly more pigmented and I would have added a golden shimmer to this palette. Other than that, this is yet another stellar product from Urban Decay and gets a big thumbs up from me. UK release date: 27 July 2017.

Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub

By Wednesday, June 21, 2017 0 Permalink 4

Walking into the Covent Garden Dior store is a treat. Luxury brands are still a novelty for me; the packaging of every product is beautifully designed and the service (for the most part) is second to none. Although one does pay a pretty penny for all these things, a treat-yourself moment every now and then is necessary. Dior is a brand that I would highly recommend as a brand that is worth your hard-earned cash.

One of the first products I was excited to try was the Dior Addict Lip Scrub. This comes in the form of a lipstick packaging rather than a pot, and is entirely edible instead of having to apply it and then wipe it off. The product itself is also slightly tinted, which is one of my favourite qualities because it brings out the natural colour in my lips (don’t let the pink scare you!).

The scrub is gentler than what I thought it would be; it’s more a product that is beneficial over a period of use rather than in one or two uses. This has quickly become a staple in my handbag because it keeps my lips healthy and moisturised, plus it is soooo pretty to look at 🙂