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Entries from October 29th, 2012

Video: October Favourites.

posted on: 31 October, 2012

It’s that time of month again! My October favourites is here, featuring all the products I’ve loved this month.

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REN F10 Smooth and Renew Mask.

posted on: 31 October, 2012

I think it’s a well known fact that REN is one of my favourite skincare brands – before finding REN, I had suffered from mild acne since my teens and this brand is one of the reasons I know have a normal skin type. 
It was actually a reader of my blog who commented and said that they preferred this mask, the F10 Smooth and Renew mask, over my favourite Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (review here). I wanted to see how they compared, so I’ve been testing out the Smooth and Renew mask over the last month. 
Smooth and Renew is more for sensitive skins, so if you were concerned about using the Radiance Renewal mask on your sensitive skin, then this one is likely to be for you. This mask aims to detox and exfoliate the skin, leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed and radiant. I find the scent and feel really similar to the Radiance Renewal mask, but it does feel slightly more gentle. 
After I apply this mask, my skin looks so much clearer and brighter – from first use it makes a big difference and it’s like seeing a new layer of skin. Over the last month my skin has become a lot more even toned and clearer, just from a once a week use. If you fancy giving dull, uneven skin a boost, I’d highly suggest giving this a whirl. 
This has quickly become a staple in my skincare routine, it’s made a world of difference to my complexion in such a short time and I will definitely be picking it up once this has run out. 
What do you think of RENs F10 Smooth and Renew Mask?



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Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm.

posted on: 30 October, 2012

After a few months of using this Emma Hardie Moringa cleansing balm, I thought it was about time to give it the review that it deserves. I have mentioned this a few times in posts and videos, so you may have already gathered that it’s one of my favourite skincare products. 
Cleansing balms are the new hot cloth cleansers in my eyes, they’re great for all skin types, remove makeup quickly and reveal a brighter complexion. I scoop out a small amount, add a little warm water to the palm of my hand and warm between my palms before applying all over my face. I then massage in for a few minutes to remove all makeup and daily dirt and to give my skin a thorough cleanse. It feels so lovely on my skin and I often leave it on for 10 minutes to give my skin a moisture boost. 

This Emma Hardie Moringa cleansing balm can be removed with a face cloth (the Emma Hardie Professional Cleansing Cloth is an absolute dream to use, it’s sold separately but I definitely recommend) for some effortless exfoliation. It leaves my skin feeling incredible – cleansed and moisturised in one and it helps to minimise pores also. 
I love what a difference this makes to my skin, I prefer using it now it’s a bit colder as I feel like it gives back to my skin what the cold weather and central heating takes out. By removing with a cloth and exfoliating in circle motions, my skin looks a lot brighter and clearer after use and I notice a big difference. It’s great for those who like to remove makeup and cleanse in one, too! 
I’d say this is ideal for all skin types, it’s not too rich and is great for more sensitive skins but gives a thorough cleanse. 
It’s one of my most used cleaning products and I think it makes all the difference to my skin. 
What are your thoughts on cleansing balms? 

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This Week’s Most Loved… #6.

posted on: 29 October, 2012

This week didn’t differ too much from last weeks post, but I did dig out a few new products that are yet to be featured on gh0stparties. I’ll have full reviews on most of these in the coming weeks, no doubt!

This Smashbox Softbox palette is one of my favourites, it has a great range of shades that can be worn alone or together and I find the staying power of Smashbox shadows is amazing. I think Smashbox is a great brand so I’m pleased to see it move in to Boots as it means products are easier to get hold of. Their palettes are amazing, gorgeous shades, no fall out and lovely to apply! I got this out recently as I hadn’t used it for a while and I fell in love all over again!

I’ve been testing out this Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster after getting it in the Glossybox Exclusive Editions and I love how smooth it makes my skin. I’ve only been using it this week so I can’t say too much just yet but I really like the results so far. I always try and use a serum and this seems to be keeping my complexion in check.
Along with this, I’ve dug out my Origins Clear Improvement mask for a bit of a detox this week. Whenever I don’t get enough sleep, my pores become clogged quickly and I notice my skin isn’t so clear, this charcoal mask draws out impurities and helps to unclog pores. It’s one of my favourite masks for a good detox, everything comes to the top the next day but it helps so much in the long run.

I recently bought this Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, it’s a lovely moisturiser and primer in one and helps to create the perfect base for makeup. It smells really clean and fresh, and my skin looks a lot more flawless after applying this. I only purchased this recently but I love the results already.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme is my all time favourite foundation, I’ve come back to it this week after a little break from it while testing out other products. It’s great coverage and has a lovely natural, luminous finish which leaves my skin looking so healthy. It applies so easily and blends in to my skin for the most perfect finish.

Lastly, I’ve been using this L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara but I’m not too fond of it. After using my favourite Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara, this just doesn’t match up. It is, however, a great mascara for day time and lazy days as it’s a good price and does plump up the lashes a fair bit.

What do you think of this weeks most worn?

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