Sunday, 22 May 2016

Disappointing products!!

 Just a few disappointing products I have come across recently

Maybelline Master sculpt £6.99

I was not impressed with this in the slightest! I bought the light/medium shade as I am quite pale naturally, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so pale though. This wasn't the actually problem with this product, it was the highlighter far to glittery for my liking! On younger skin it would probably work just fine but its a definite no no for my ageing skin

Revolution Palette Essential Mattes £4.00

Great colours, staying power VERY disappointing but ultimately played havoc with my sensitive eyes. Only used a couple of times. I suppose you get what you pay for!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara £4.99

A very well liked product in the beauty world but I'm honestly not a fan at all, I cannot see the hype around this product. I hated the way it left my brows feeling almost crispy

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer £6.99

I do love a good primer and this for me isnt one of those! I used this on holiday hoping it would keep my foundation from sliding of my face but unfortunately it didn't hold up in the heat. I also couldn't stand how it felt on my skin it was very thick almost glue like, making my face feel very sticky and horrible

NIVEA Micellar Water £3.99

I gave this try as it was on offer at the time. I wont be purchasing this again. I took an age to get my eye make up off with it. I will just stick to my Garnier version from now on

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Skinova Acropass hyaluronic patch review & giveaway


I was recently asked if I would like to try out these hyaluronic patches*. As many of you know I am a massive fan of anything hyaluronic, so as soon as this word was mentioned they had my full attention.

For any one that doesn't know how Hyaluronic acid works......
Hyaluronic acid is a  natural component of the skin and is involved in tissue repair and hydration. It can retain 1000 times its own weight in water. Youthful skin maintains is luminosity due to the high water content.

The kit contains four patches, these patches are designed to go under the eye area. Here is how it all works.

Using cutting edge patented technology TDN patches are formed using Droplet –born air blowing. These form perfectly shaped pointed microstructures that act as miniature needles that can penetrate the Epidermis.
Each structure is ¼ the thickness of a human hair so are pain free when applied into the skin. Each structure contains dissolvable hyaluronic acid and Epidermal Growth Factor with pass through the skin barrier and dissolve inside to provide hydration, plumping and rejuvenation effects. An added benefit is the needling effect achieved in a way similar to microneedling but without discomfort or side effects. This can help stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, to promote healthy, younger looking skin and I'm definitely all for that!!

Apply the patches twice per week for four weeks and once per week thereafter for maintenance. The microstructures are fully absorbed after two hours and can be used at any time of the day but most people prefer night time use for convenience. I used them once at night but I preferred to wear them on an evening and take them off just before bed. 

How to use


The process is completely pain free and safe. After use you simply peel off the patch with no visible signs on the skin other that a natural plumpness in the treated area with lines and wrinkles smoothed out. 

I have definitely notice a difference under my eyes they are so much more hydrated than previously and a lot more plump shall we say. I don't seem to have as much puffing/bags under my eyes as I did previously. If you have ageing/dry/sensitive skin just like me and your eyes need a boost these are definitely worth a try!!!

If you fancy giving the patches a try why not enter below for a chance to win, the competition runs until 6th June. Good luck everyone

Skinova Acropass patch #18

* I received these patches to review. All my opinions are total my own