30 July 2014

Nourish Skincare Radiance Mini Kit

Nourish Skincare Mini Kit
Nourish Skincare Radiance Mini Kit - £27*

Nourish Skincare Mini Kit

Today we're talking skincare… radiance inducing skincare to be exact as recently I was sent the Radiance Mini Kit from Nourish Skincare and I couldn't wait to try it out.

I have a regular morning skincare routine already but my skin has been feeling/looking a bit dull recently. It's not as if it isn't clean/clear but I've been feeling as if it could do with a little brightening up so the mini kit quickly took up residence on my bathroom shelf…

Radiance Purifying Cleanser
What I look for in skincare and in cleansers in particular is for them to be kind to the skin. This one really is gentle on the skin and just grabs all the grime and clears it away.

Radiances Refreshing Toning Mist
This has been a bit of a saviour in the recent warm weather. As well as a toner it's also a lovely and hydrating facial mist, which refreshes the skin wonderfully.

Radiance Brightening Moisturiser
This moisturiser is particularly thick, almost balm-like. Not something I'm used to with a moisturiser if I'm honest, but I've found it really lovely to use and it's been keeping my skin feeling lovely and plump.

Radiance Rejuvenating Peptide Serum
I've been meaning to introduce a serum to my skincare routine for a while now and this one has slotted in really well. It's really delicate on the skin and primes it really well for any make-up I might be putting on. It leaves my skin feeling uplifted and just generally in a good condition.

Using all of the products together has really improved my skin recently. It's feeling much softer, smoother and radiant.

After doing a bit of research I discovered that the majority of the products in the kit include foxberry, which can be known by a few other names, but most importantly it can help pigmentation, so this is a great little kit for those worried about pigment problems.

All in all this is a really cute little kit, which would be great as an introduction to the brand for teens or skincare in general for someone of any age who isn't familiar with it. There's just one teeny tiny thing that irked me about the kit and that is the press down pumps, which are really tough to press down without it making a right old mess. This is only a test/starter kit so I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem with the full size versions.

Have you tried anything from Nourish Skincare before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Cherry xo

29 July 2014

Everything's rosy - Atelier 61 rose print playsuit

 Atelier 61 Rose Print Playsuit

 Atelier 61 Rose Print Playsuit

 Atelier 61 Rose Print Playsuit

 Atelier 61 Rose Print Playsuit
Atelier 61 Rose Print Playsuit - £16*

Another week, another playsuit featured on the blog. This time from Atelier 61 at House of Fraser. I must admit this is not a brand I've ever heard of before but I have to say they do some adorable stuff. Fab prints and patterns and really reasonable prices too. Originally this playsuit was £26, which is pretty reasonable anyway but it was reduced to £17 and now the white version is available at just £15. What a bargain.

While I've played it safe with a black playsuit I think the pattern of this one is pretty eye popping and means you don't really need to go overboard with the accessories. The playsuit is very fitted but remains really comfy and has some very neat pleats running down the front, which give it a great structure. It works perfectly for a smart occasion as well as a casual one. It fits perfectly and I personally think it suits my body shape.

So, top marks over all and next time I'm in Bristol I'll definitely be popping into House of Fraser to check out the clobber.

What are your thoughts on the playsuit?
Cherry xo

28 July 2014

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Makeup Fixing Spray

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Makeup Fixing Spray
Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Makeup Fixing Spray - £5*

I hope none of you are fed up of me raving about Makeup Revolution, but I can't help it! I've found a budget-friendly brand that I really love and the Pro Fix is one of its latest releases from the professional range.

To be honest I've never had a reason to use a fixing spray before. I don't wear a huge amount of make-up on a daily basis but recently, due to the hot weather, I've been wearing a bit of powder to stop any shininess/sweating along with my usual eye make-up and have wanted to help it to stay in place in the heat. Working in an office can get pretty hot and sticky but having the Makeup Fixing Spray means I don't have to worry about my make-up coming off at all.

The mist itself aims to protect your make-up against heat and humidity as well as cold and windy conditions. Luckily we haven't been experiencing any cold and windy conditions but I have to say the spray has held up in the current heat and humidity. It's a lovely light and refreshing mist and keeps my make-up in place. I notice a definite difference with my eye make-up in particular as towards the end of the day the majority of it would have rubbed off but it stays firmly in place when I use this spray. A bargain at £5!

Have you tried the new Makeup Revolution fixing spray? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Cherry xo

27 July 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #28

As if another week has passed us by! Where does the time go? Last Sunday my sister and I did a car boot sale. I sold loads of old make-up and stuff I've reviewed on the blog in the past and people went absolutely mad for it. They got some real bargains too as I was selling old Models Own polishes for about £1 each yet people were still trying to haggle on the price, cheeky!

I made about £50 in total so I was pretty pleased with that. I will probably take everything I had left to the charity shop when I find the time. It was absolutely BOILING on the day and me being the idiot I am didn't even think to apply any sun cream so have been suffering with really severe sunburn on my neck and shoulder all week. The pain has only subsided now, a week later. I've definitely learnt my lesson though and I've brought myself some sun cream you'll be pleased to know.

The week has been pretty quiet…I popped into my nan and grandad's on Tuesday evening as I haven't seen them in ages. I had lovely tea and cake - the cake was amazing! Like a lemon drizzle but with blackberries instead, delicious! I would have had a second slice but was absolutely full up! I am going to try and make it myself when I get paid and can buy all of the ingredients, yum, yum, yum.

I am feeling much better about blogging this week and I spent yesterday afternoon scheduling posts for every day for the upcoming week. Hooray! In the interest of organisation I bought myself a new notebook so I can write jobs lists and I have been sent some notebooks and pens, which I'm hoping to feature in a post v.soon. Hopefully things are back on track.

Until next week…

Catch up on the week:
  • A summer wardrobe staple from Rare London
  • HealGel Eye
    Cherry xo
  • 24 July 2014

    HealGel Eye

    HealGel Eye
    HealGel Eye - £32*

    Eye gels can be very hit and miss. In the past I've tried my fair share and to be honest I've not really seen much of a difference after using them. I've been going through a very long phrase of not wearing any eye gel at all but when I was contacted and asked if I'd like to try the HealGel Eye I thought why not?!

    At £32 this is pretty expensive for an eye gel in my opinion. However, having looked further into the product itself and having seen results I think it might just be worth investing in. I know it's important for someone my age to take care of their skin and the introduction of this eye gel has opened my eyes (excuse the pun!) to what a real difference it makes.

    I did notice quite large dark circles forming under my eyes about a month or so ago and I was constantly looking tired out, but having used the HealGel Eye I've really, honestly noticed a difference. The skin under my eyes looks much more youthful and I definitely don't look as tired as I feel.

    The gel is really lightweight and sinks into the skin almost instantly, leaving me feeling a bit more revived in the mornings. The gel itself contains Arnica and Madecassoside, which help give the skin a bit of a boost. It also contains Hydraluronic Acid, which locks moisture in and firms the contours.

    To put it bluntly, this is a perfect morning pick me up. At 25 I feel like I have the under eyes of a 15-year-old! In all seriousness though, this is well worth your hard-earned money, especially if you're slightly older and need something that's really going to do a good job of your under eye skin.
    Cherry xo

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