Wednesday, 11 March 2015


My love for this cleanser just continues to grow! Your makeup literally just melts off with no need for harsh rubbing; i've never found a product that takes off every scrap of my makeup so well! You apply this cleanser onto your dry skin and fully made up face; the camomile in the product is so gentle so your skin is not aggravated in the slightest! When products claim to be for "all skin types" I never usually believe it because I don't see how something that is suitable for a dry skin would be good for someone like me that has combination/oily skin, but this product works perfectly! Don't be worried about this cleanser being an oil; after washing it off with a hot flannel, there is no excess residue left on your skin! 

I used to use endless amounts of cotton pads and Bioderma to take off the majority of my makeup and then went in with this product to get off whatever was left over; but this is so gentle yet strong enough to remove even waterproof mascara that my Bioderma has been pushed to the back of my skin care drawer. You can use this cleanser  all over your eye area and open your eyes while it is still on and there is no irritation whatsoever! 
I can't recommend this product more, I have the balm for when I'm going somewhere as it is more suitable to travel with, the balm melts into an oil on your skin and does exactly the same as the bottle!

Have you tried The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil?

Speak soon,

Thursday, 5 March 2015

The only product to clear up my skin!

OH MY GOD! I'm guessing a lot of people will be in my position when it comes to blemish prone skin! NOTHING you use works, it is usually all a hype and usually ends up drying out your skin rather than fixing it! I have always battled with minor acne (usually hormonal) but still always had at least one or two blemishes! It's so difficult having this oily skin when the vast majority of your friends have beautiful clear skin! I have been on the search for something for years to help me finally have beautiful skin; and now I've finally found it!! 

I have needed to right this blog post about this product for so long its not even funny! MD FORTE cleanser no 2, my absolutely holy grail, cannot live without product! This beauty has absolutely cleared up my skin and I actually get scared of running out of it! When I got told about this product from a good friend, I thought it was going to be another product claiming to help but never would! How wrong could I be?! My skin rarely gets spots now and if I do it is one or two on my chin that go within the next few days thanks to this magic cream! 

I use this product after thoroughly cleansing my skin. I use The Body Shop camomile cleansing oil to remove all of my makeup (best makeup remover product ever btw), you pop it onto your full makeup face completely dry and it literally melts off everything! I do this twice and then follow up with my Estee Lauder perfectly clean Normal/Combination wash just to make sure my skin is completely clean, and there is no scraps of makeup left! I then follow with this cleanser on lightly dampened skin and just rub a small amount all over my face (avoiding the eye are) and do this for about 5 minutes none stop just so I know every area has been covered with this cleanser! I then use a clean hot flannel to take it away and my skin is left feeling so clean and soft! I have noticed if you do have a spot this can make it sting a little but I enjoy that feeling because I know it must be working!

I use this product morning and night (as your supposed to do for the first 3 months then just use it on a night) and the difference in my skin is just amazing! I now get compliments on what lovely skin I have when I'm working and this has never happened to me before! It makes me a bit emotional actually because this is something I have never experienced before! I feel like my makeup looks better now and my foundation looks flawless because I FINALLY have a good base to work with!

If you have never tried MD FORTE cleanser before, I highly recommend that you do because it has honestly changed my life!!

Speak soon, 

Warm, smokey eye!

My first makeup look I wanted to post on my blog is this warm, smokey eye! I created this makeup look today and absolutely love it! Because of the unusual colour of my eyes, I have found they definitely suit warm colours best (thats not to say I don't play with cooler colours from time to time). I would say this is definitely my go to look when I want something that looks like it took a lot of time to do but in actual fact it took about 10 minutes!

Brushes used:
  • MAC 217 blending brush
  • MAC 242 shader brush 
  • MAC 224 tapered blending brush 
  • MAC 219 pencil brush 
  • MAC 266 small angle brush 
  • MAC 210 precise eye liner brush
Products used:
  • MAC NC20 pro longwear concealer 
  • MAC soft brown eyeshadow
  • MAC saddle eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (shades: Caramel, Morocco, Glisten, Deep plum and LBD)
  • Mac Nylon eyshadow
  • Maybelline gel liner - black 
  • Mac mystery eyeshadow (brows)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow - Dark Brown 
  • Benefit Cosmetics - gimme brow 
  • Benefit Cosmetics - Roller lash mascara 
I hope you all like this look! Let me know what you think, speak soon!

I'm baaaaack!

Today I have decided it is time for me to do a new blog post and get my blog back up and running! I wanted to start constantly blogging last year but that plan seemed to go out the window; this new post is well over due and I can't wait to start writing again!

 I have been so busy this year already as I have started to do makeup freelance since finally becoming confident enough to use another face as a canvas rather than my own! I am loving experimenting with different looks and feel like since working for Estee Lauder I have had the HUGE privilege of using new released products etc on customers and gaining the best knowledge of products! 

My new posts of 2015 will include a variety of different categories from makeup looks, skincare advice, my views on new makeup releases, day to day activities, health and fitness and all round beauty hoarding! I think it's so clear that most girls these days are addicted to makeup and I can't wait to start chatting with other people going through my addiction haha! 

Speak soon,

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


I have decided to share with you all my morning skincare routine. These are the products that have been working wonders on my skin and I am very happy with what I am currently using. I find myself constantly wanting to try new skincare products that are out there, but for the last 2 months these are the products that I have been going to a lot more. I know this seems like an excessive amount of products to use on a morning but this is just what works for me. I can't promise they will work for you as everyones skin is different but I hope you enjoy reading about my morning skincare routine! 

I'll start off by describing my skin type. I would say I am combination/oily and very prone to break outs, this being said, I have never been to a skin specialist and actually had someone tell me properly what my skin type is, this is just what I have experienced over time. I find that a lot of my products need to be oil free, saying that, I do not deprive my skin of oils and find ways to incorporate that into my routine in other ways. The things I am using at the moment have not made my skin break out at all which is which I am very happy with this routine.

The first thing I do on a morning is go to the bathroom and wash my hands with whatever anti-bacterial hand wash is in my bathroom; I like to make sure I'm washing away all the germs from the night so I don't then spread them to my face. Next I will go in with my cleanser and lately I have been absolutely loving The Body Shop tea tree cool and creamy wash which is specifically designed for people with blemish prone skin. I was worried this would dry my face out with it being a face wash as I usually stick with a cream cleanser on a morning but it didn't at all, and if anything it seemed to make my skin feel really soft whilst removing the excess oil. The tea tree is really refreshing on your skin on a morning and makes you feel a lot more awake. (Just don't get this stuff in your eyes because it will sting!)

Then I go in with the FIRST AID BEAUTY facial radiance pads which are a really gentle exfoliating toner. They contain lactic and glycolic acid but only a small amount so these pads are even fine to use for people with sensitive skin and are light enough to use daily morning and night. I find that my skin tingles a tiny bit after I have used these pads but it doesn't hurt at all and you can feel on your skin how gentle they are. These pads are free of parabens, harsh chemicals and colorants so it is highly unlikely anyone would have a reaction to these pads. I couldn't recommend these pads more, I have seen such a massive difference in my skin since using these and feel I now couldn't be without them. I also use The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing face spritz which helps to hydrate my skin and the smell of oranges is just so refreshing on a morning. I also use this over the top of my make-up if my skin is feeling a bit dry and dull during the day, I find it leaves me feeling refreshed and is a perfect pick me up for the day. Sometimes on a morning I also pop on a bit of the Origins super spot remover if I have a pesky spot that is very raised just to take down the swelling and make it less noticeable through makeup. I usually only do this step on a night to get the proper treatment but sometimes feel its a necessity to try and get the spot to decrease from a mount everest sized spot on my face. It includes salicylic acid which is there to kill the spit and then caffeine and red algae which helps decrease irritation so the spot isn't as painful or red.

I then use my ANR eye serum which I have been lucky enough to get my hands on early with me working for Estèe Lauder and I have to say I think it is gorgeous. I am very wary of using new eye creams on myself as my eyes are very sensitive and prone to allergic reactions so I have to be careful when choosing what to use on myself. After suffering from a bad allergic reaction leaving my eyes so swollen I could barely see, I used a steroid cream from the doctor which ended up drying my eyes out and leaving with me with de-hydration lines I could not get rid of, however using this new serum has definitely managed to re-hydrate the area and reduce the lines. This new eye cream claims to de-puff, brighten and reduce the look of every key visible sign of ageing around the eyes. I can't really say it's helped with ageing as I am only 21 and have no signs of ageing in my eye area yet but I can definitely say my eye area is a lot brighter and has not caused me to have an allergic reaction at all. This eye serum is so soothing and such a treat to use on a morning, it goes into the skin so fast and does not leave any sort of residue around the eyes at all. You can either use this serum on its own or apply another eye creme over the top of it; I use the Origins mega bright dark circle minimizer in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten the area where I suffer with mild dark circles. I have also been using Clinique super defence SPF 20 underneath my eyes to protect from the sun as I find my eyes are a lot more sensitive after my reaction so want to make sure they don't dry out and in result, age prematurely. It is very illuminating and flattering underneath makeup and it still allows my foundation to go on perfectly and doesn't leave a sticky residue. 

After this, a step I never ever miss on a morning or night is serum. For my morning routine I use the Estèe Lauder idealist even skin illuminator. In training we were told to use this serum for 3 months to notice a dramatic difference. This serum is good for any redness or darkness in the skin and is gorgeous underneath your makeup as it loves a lovely duey glow and the citrus scent is a lovely treat on a morning. I love how quickly this serum disappears into your face and I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin and I have only been using this serum for the past 2 months. I feel like past blemish marks have massively reduced and my face is softer and more hydrated than ever. The serum is oil free so doesn't break me out at all it includes the triple-optic technology meaning it creates a brighter more luminous look even after the first time it is applied. 

Finally I've been using the Estèe Lauder daywear lotion for my moisturiser. I use a lotion because it is a lot lighter than a cream and seems to sink into my skin a lot faster and isn't as heavy. I hate the feeling of a cream that is too heavy on my face because my skin doesn't feel clean. This daywear lotion is perfect for a person of my age as it has anti oxidants in that are there to reduce the appearance of first signs of ageing which are thinks like dullness and fine, dry lines. It also helps to decrease the look and repair past damage and has SPF 15. I love the smell of this moisturiser, it smells like cucumber so is so really refreshing on a morning and helps your skin to feel a lot more awake. I am not overly fussy when it comes to which moisturiser I use as it is the last step in my routine and basically seals everything together; it is everything else that comes before it that is more important. However, I have noticed a big difference in my skin since using this one and feel my skin is a lot softer and happier. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my morning skincare routine, I will be doing a post soon on my evening skincare routine so keep a look out for that too! 

What are you using in your morning skincare routine? 

Monday, 21 July 2014


I wanted to do my first post all about me so you can all get a brief insight of who I am!

I am Beatrice, I am 21 years old and I have always had a huge passion for writing and beauty. I have recently been lucky enough to get myself a job working for Estée Lauder and I couldn't be happier!! Estèe Lauder are an amazing company to work for and I have learnt so much already. I feel working for them has allowed to me to understand makeup and skincare a lot more and so I feel like I can share the knowledge of what I have learnt with you all.

I will be using my blog to write about the beauty products I am loving, fashion and basic lifestyle day to day activities. I have been going on to friends and family about all of the new things I have bought and things I have learnt and feel like I should be talking with people who understand and have an addiction to beauty products like me! 

I am so inspired by other beauty bloggers and feel like I have a lot to share with you all and feel like getting my own blog has been long overdue. I am always willing to try out new things to let you all know what I think so you don't end up wasting money on things that aren't worth the hype. I am a very honest person and will always give my truthful opinion on anything I talk about! 

I am very excited to hear from you all and see what you all have to say about the beautiful things of today! With that all said, lets get started!