Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Fresh Emulsion

*PR sample


As part of their Drops of Youth collection, The Body Shop have formulated an innovative daily treatment, that protects the skin against pollution and harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause premature ageing. Developed with Thyme and Buddleia extracts it works to hydrate the skin, acting as a day to day moisturiser, to help keep skin healthy and appear more youthful. Since I live and work in a city environment, I have been using this product everyday to help protect my skin against pollutants in the air. The emulsion promises to target the first signs of fine lines and reduce tiredness whilst minimising pores.

It has a delightfully light consistency and soft floral scent, ingredients are vegan friendly and even better it has SPF 20!


Tamara x

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Brushes

*PR sample

I was recently introduced to online cosmetic brand Blank Canvas, with an opportunity to test out a selection of their award winning, high quality make up brushes. The brand has a unique ethos - the face is a "blank canvas" with endless possibilities and have created a range of brushes for every aspect of makeup application. From base to contour, shadow to blush there's a brush suited to all your beauty needs. There's also a vegan collection for those looking for something a little more ethical.

Over the past month I have been trailing three brushes, each have a metallic gold handle and are made with synthetic, fibre bristles for soft, smooth application:

Targeted Contour brush - Developed for shaping, sculpting and giving dimension to the face. Suitable for using with both cream and powder products.

Flat Tapered Cheek brush - Can be used for the cheeks and contouring. Perfect for smaller areas of the face such as the under eyes for baking. 

Buffer brush: My favourite of the three, this brush works wonders with foundation to create a flawless base.

Blank Canvas is an extremely affordable brand that is sure to change your make up routine for the better. Available as single brushes, sets and kits, you're sure to find something you'll love!


Tamara x

Monday, 24 April 2017

Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder Banana - £5

For years I'd often hear beauty gurus and bloggers alike raving about the Ben Nye Banana powder. I had always been curious to try it but was never sure whether to believe the hype - it's also not the easiest product to get your hands on!

Earlier this year, Makeup Revolution launched their very own Luxury Banana Powder, developed to give warmth to the face, colour correct pigmentation and to give a bright, mattified complexion. I have been using this everyday to set my make up by using the 'baking' technique, under the eyes between my brows and on my chin. The powder is finely milled and is extremely light weight on the skin and doesn't give a cakey appearance. I have been impressed with the results so far and have found the powder to be surprisingly durable. At just a fiver, this is definitely worth giving a try for a quick and easy, flawless finish to your everyday base.

Tamara x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara - £17.50

It's been a while since I've tried a new mascara. It has always been the one cosmetic that I love to experiment with, whether I'm searching for length or added drama. Recently I got my hands on the new Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening mascara which claims to transform lashes with bodacious volume. With intense pigmentation, it has the formula to create definition with a subtle flutter.

On first impressions I was expecting a thicker applicator, needless to say I love that it is oversized and the small bristles comb through each lash. The consistency is quite thick, I wouldn't recommend using this mascara for the lower lashes as it is prone to clumping which does make application a little tedious. Overall, I would rate this mascara 6/10, it's practical for every day wear but it hasn't outperformed my favourites.

Tamara x