Friday, 18 September 2020

Origins Super Spot Remover - LMB 60 Cult Products





Why I think you should know about it? - this is one of the original and still the best spot removers. Does the job, doesn't break the bank and though it's tiny, it's the perfect size. 


Best Bits - it's main ingredient is salicylic acid, the AHA for helping with spots as it breaks down the oil in the poor where other's don't. Dab it on to the problem and leave it to do it's thing. Use 1-3 times a day until that bad boy is gone. 


Pros - works 9 times out of 10, easy to use without adding a whole extra level to your skin routine. Tiny bottle (10ml) so you can carry it around and dab it on when you need to. 


Cons - although Origins are cruelty-free they are owned by Estee Lauder who aren't. Plastic bottle and lid. 

Who's it for? - anyone who gets the odd breakout, hormonal spots of the odd whopper boil. If you have a more dry acne then it probably isn't enough for you but for a great topical spot killer this is the one for me. 

Where to get it - Origins, Boots, Look Fantastic, John Lewis

These products are in no order. 

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Friday, 11 September 2020

Avene Cicalfate - LMB 60 Cult Products







Why it's cult - it hasn't had a revamp, it doesn't need to get more fancy, it does the job. 
Best Bits - designed to increase skin cell formation it literally encourages skin healing. Zinc and Copper heal the skin and have antibacterial properties to prevent further irritation. 
Pros - heals any sore or sensitive patches. If you get over-waxed, this sorts it. React to a new product? This is the one to help calm it down. 
Cons - can't think of any
Who's it for? - everyone but especially those with reactive skin. Any sensitive patches are immediately calmed with this - when I went OTT with the retinol this and LimeLife One Drop Wonder saved my face. This is also suitable to use on babies and kids. 
Where to get it - anywhere that sells Avene. Escentual often have the best deals, you can also get it from Boots.

These products are in no order. Some links are affiliate links which means I will get a small commission if you click through and buy from them. There is no extra cost to you and if you are not comfortable with that then do feel free to open a separate window and google the product for yourself. If it is an affiliate link it usually means I've taken the time to find the best price available at the time of posting
 

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Peacci Nail Varnish

It's rare for me to get excited by a nail varnish. Frankly I'm rubbish at applying them and they always chip but there is a new nail polish in town (well new to me... they could have been around a while and I am in love). 




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Friday, 4 September 2020

Revlon Fire & Ice - LMB 60 Cult Products





Why it's Cult - A classic red that looks great on everyone, and if it doesn't, it hasn't broken the bank. A great way to get into red lipstick. 
Best Bits - a lovely finish and you're able to track it down fairly easily wherever you get your Revlon products. 
Pros - Blue enough to make your teeth whiter, not so blue that it's hard on the skin. Suit most people. Affordable
Cons - Not cruelty-free
Who's it for? Anyone who wants a classic red lip or those who want to try a red but aren't sure where to start. Start here. 
Where to get it - most places you can get Revlon but for those wanting to shop online you can get it from Boots

These products are in no order. 

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Friday, 28 August 2020

Empties 4 (August 2020)

It's been a while and in fact, this has been on my phone waiting for editing since June but here are my latest empties. All products listed below.




LimeLife Raining Zen Shower Gel Clarins Eau Dynamisante LimeLife Sotoks Faith in Nature Jojoba Conditioner LimeLife Mascara Urban Decay Setting Spray Garden of Wisdom Hyaluronic Acid The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter Garden of Wisdom Azelaic Acid NYX HD Eyeshadow Base Natural Deodorant Company

Come and join in the conversation on Facebook at the Corinna Harrod Beauty Group - just send me a request and I'll add you.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Duo Liner

 I'm a bit obsessed with eye liners, you may have noticed, and couldn't resist trying these as soon as they came out. I went for Mesmerising Maroon and Copper Charge as they are the ones most likely to suit my green eyes, and the blue and green versions have pretty much been sold out ever since! 

As with most of CT's eye makeup these are designed to flatter certain eye colours and I love a coloured liner to bring out your eye colour without looking too full-on. Also they are great for adding a bit of colour for glasses wearers and those with hooded lids. 

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Monday, 17 August 2020

What happens to the skin when you go through the Menopause?

Our skin can change so much during menopause but it's often overlooked as something that 'happens to all women' and we must just get on with. Going to your GP can help, as soon as you feel an inkling of peri-menopause go and talk to them. The right GP will help you navigate this time as its different for everyone. And here's what you need to know about your skin during the menopause. 

 

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Monday, 3 August 2020

Sebaceous Filaments

It's so easy to get these confused with blackheads and they are very similar. A black head is a sort of keratin/sebum/dirt plug that's formed in the pore or hair follicle that has oxidised and turned black. A sebaceous filament are supposed to be there - they help lubricate the skin and are just more prominent in some skins than others. They look like a white, grey or yellow tiny thin hair like strand.

Your face is covered in tiny, fine hairs and there is a sebaceous gland attached to each hair follicle. Sebum helps keep bacteria out of the hair follicle and keeps the skin healthy. Sebaceous filaments are often more visible when there is an overproduction of sebum.
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Monday, 27 July 2020

Danessa Myricks Light Work Palette

I don't even know who I am anymore. I just bought an entire palette of highlighters, and not just randomly, I got one that everyone is talking about. And so far I love it. No I haven't had a complete personality transplant and started highlighting the end of my nose but for some glow on the cheek bones and cupids bow these are just stunning. But that's not my favourite way to wear them - these are just beautiful on the eye lids especially if you are a fan of the glossy lids trend but can't stand anything sticky on your eyelids.

For those with darker skin tones Light Work Palette II has deeper tones that won't come out ashy on the skin. These aren't the cheapest palettes in the world but the pans are large and I mean, I feel like I won't ever need to buy another highlighter. A little goes a long way and I like to apply this with a soft fluffy brush (I use this No. 19). Now personally I think it's hard to beat a cream highlighter but you get a different kind of finish with a powder and I'd go as far as to say that for a powder highlighter I'm not sure these can be beaten.

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Monday, 16 March 2020

The Lymphatic System and How You Can Help It

Your lymphatic network is basically your cells waste disposal system - it drains and filters fluid which has been discarded from cells and tissue. It also absorbs fats and fat soluble vitamins from the digestive tract and delivers them to the cells.

It is an essential part of the immune system, maintaining fluid levels, fighting infection and producing white blood cells. It's often called the second circulation system but unlike blood it isn't pumped around the body, it relies on the squeezing of muscular contraction to push it through the vessels.

A sluggish lymphatic system can cause all sorts of problems from headaches, brain fog, swollen glands, excessive mucus, sore throats, ear popping, bloating, swelling to pins & needles, acne, dry skin and reduced ability to fight infection. And there are a number of causes, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and genetics to name but three.

So there are some things that you can do to keep your lymphatic system working well and therefore help keep your immune system tip top.

1. A few minutes deep breathing - which uses muscles and helps the flow.
2. Hydration - drink enough water, it makes up a major part of lymph, blood and interstitial fluid. You don't need to over do it, a few sips of room temperature water every 15 minutes is enough but for those who want to you can calculate how much you need to be drinking a day - I used this one from Good Housekeeping.
3 Dry brushing - these brushes are available from lots of places.
4. Move - any movement is good, remember it's the contraction of muscles that really help keep the lymphatic fluid moving. Yoga is great for this.
5. Go for a walk
6. Massage - body brushing works as a form of massage for the body. I've given some examples of facial massage below.
7. Consider your makeup and skincare - Skin is your largest organ, what goes onto and into your skin adds to the waste load.
8. Eat healthily - whole foods, all the colours, green vegetables and try to resist the processed fast foods.

This is how I incorporate this into my morning cleansing routine so there are some cleansing movements in here but here are the ones that are for lymphatic drainage.
1. Thumbs under jaw bone and ring finger on inside of eyes, slight rocking pressure applied and sweep out to the edge of the face. 2. Thumbs under jaw and ring finger applying slight circular pressure to the outer corner of the eyes and pulled out to the side 3. Up across the nose and forehead and out to the edges of the face. 4. Fingers on the brows and rocking motion with slight pressure. Bring the fingers up to the hair line. 5. Sweeping motion from the inside of the face to the outside edges.



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Saturday, 8 February 2020

LimeLife Perfect Balm - Quick Review

I love these balms and whether you are thinking of buying one or you are part of LimeLife here's everything you need to know about these Perfect Balms


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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

30 Days of Notebook Prompts

So this year I would really like to proactivly get stuff done for me. I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions but in 2019 I made big steps in my business and well, without wanting to sound like a weirdo, my mind so I really want to do some of the things I always mean to do but instead I spend my time doing pointless shit for other people*.

So one of the things I used to do, before grown-up jobs, husbands, kids, anti-depressants etc is write in notebooks. I used to have one like a security blanket. One group of friends even hilariously used to call me Lyrics because that is often what I wrote. Well I want to get back to it. Back to the notebooks, back to creativity but I've become scared of fucking up so I've created 30 days of prompts to just get me in the habit of using notebooks again. So if you want to up your creativity, spend less time on your phone and just do something for yourself why don't you join in. I'll be sharing mine on Instagram using the hashtag #30daysofnotebooks

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*I love doing stuff for other people but my god I need to learn to not fill ever single minute doing everything for everyone else and making myself ill. There. I said it.
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