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La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray || MagpieMagpieBlog

09/10/2018

Over the past year you’ll have noticed I’ve really gotten into my skincare! My focus is to start writing about it more and trying out more things too. I know a lot of people don’t see the point of toner, but I what they are on about. Toner for me is not just a mindless extra step. It’s a key part of my skincare routine. 

I’ve used a number of toners over the year, but none beat my beloved Serozinc. I had taken a break from it, but recently came back to it and I have to say I think I’m happy to stick with it for the foreseeable future. My skin just seems to love it. It’s so different to other toners as it’s a mist spray, which is so lovely, refreshing, and mild on the skin. The product is for people, like me, who suffer from oily skin, and is supposed to helps mattify. Which it does!

I’ve been on Minocycline (Ance Stuff) for a number of years now and my skin is still quite oily. I’m actually thinking of changing to something less permanent soon, so I’ll try keen you in the loop about that too.

There are a few other reasons, other than the obvious, why I love Serozinc so much. One of the main reasons is there is no need for cotton wool! I’m trying my hardest to cut down on unnecessary waste so this has been fantastic. I used to go through so much cotton wool a week. I thought it was going to be so hard to cut down on, but with this toner and my FaceHalo it’s been so easy.

I also found that the use of so much cotton wool on my skin would irritate it, so I’m seeing less redness when doing my skincare routine which is FAB!!! My usual skincare routine is as follows; remove make with my FaceHalo’s, cleanse with the Super Facialist Salicylic Acid wash, and tone as normal. Depending on what state my skin is in I might add a serum or oil or spot treatment. 

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I’m sure there is lots of science behind why my skin loves it and why it works for me, but at the end of the day all I know is that it works and I feel so much more skin confident when I use it. It will definitely be a skincare staple of mine and I’ll definitely be buying multiples when they are on special in Boots. 

What toner have you been loving? And what skincare product could you not live without? Let me know in the comment section below.

Till next week,

Sarah xo

 

 
Acne Skincare Super Facialist

Super Facialist || Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil

05/10/2017

Winter is officially here, and it’s about this time every year I do the change over, mainly clothes but this year I’ve added in some skincare bits too.

Today its all about the Una Brennan facial oil. There is a myth that people with oily skin shouldn’t use oils but thats a lie. My advice is to use them sparingly. 

I have no idea why but I love the Super Facialist packaging, they make my (horrible) bathroom cabinet look so pretty and like a spa. I’m addicted and always want to try something new. This product is a 30ml bottle and has a very convenient pump, you can clearly see the golden colour in the bottle which I find quite pleasing to the eye.

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I tend to use this product once a week after a long relaxing shower. I have a whole pamper routine organised and it features this delightful oil.

I follow the instructions (kind of) and pump out a generous amount (about 2 pumps) and worm it through my hands. Then when I feel the temperature is right I gently apply to my face and neck. The feeling of this is just divine, and instantly puts me in a better mood. It feels so lux and nourishing.  Continue Reading

Acne Simple Skincare

Micellar Cleansing Water || Simple

29/08/2017

Simple is a brand I go back to time and time again. Its odd because it’s not my favourite skincare, but if I’m in a pinch it’s the one I always go back to as it never fails me.

I’ve been using their micellar water on and off for a while now, so I thought it was about time I told you guys what I think of it! As we all know I love me a good micellar water, and as I’m keen on simple, I was keen to try this one. 

Simple are known for being “sensitive skin experts”, it states it on their packaging, which is great for me and my skin can be very temperamental. 

The packaging stays true to the Simple look, I like that is has this kind of sand blasted look. It makes it stand out from the crowd a bit.

The bottle is a good size(200ml) and the price isn’t too bad either, coming it at £4.94. Boots often do deals on it too, so I always try to keep an eye out! 

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Like with all Simple products, there is not much of a smell. It has a hint of something, but not that artificial smell you can get with some skincare. I know strange because there are so many things that make me want to love this product, but I can’t say it’s going to be one for the Ride Or Die pile. Continue Reading

Acne Skincare Super Facialist

Super Facialist by Una Brennan || MagpieMagpie

19/05/2017
I’ve always loved skincare, but over the last couple of years I’ve become more confident in my choices. If you’ve been over to my YouTube channel you’ll know that this year I aim to make more of an effort to share what I use on my skin and how.
 
One brand I’ve been loving over the past 6 months is The Superfacialist by Una Brennan. I have no idea what made me buy it, or even take a chance on new skincare as I hardly ever change what I use. In the past I’ve had some HORROR stories, but as of late my skin has been “good” and I was in the market to try something new. 
 
I was in boots on the hunt when I spotted a new product that was on special. The Superfacilist range by Una Brennan. There is a great selection of products for all skin types, but of course I was attracted straight away to the Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish! 
 
I really liked their packaging too. It’s white, which I usually try to stay away from coz I get makeup EVERYWHERE but, its that type of plastic that can be easily wiped clean. There something about the clean, clear and crisp lettering I really like too.
 
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The product is a clear gel with not very much fragrance, it does smell but I can’f really figure out what it smells like.  I love the lack of a strong smell coz my nose can be very fussy, if it doesn’t like the smell it seems to get stuck in there and can give me a migraine! So yea, I like the smell / not strong smell!
 
It lathers up well and leave my pre-cleansed skin spotless!
 
I don’t ever just wash my face, I always pre-cleanse! After I’ve removed as much of my make-up as I can, I wet my face and lather up about a pea sized amount of the facewash and then just go crazy! It desolves away anything that is left of my face (except any barry m mascara, they are a nightmare to get off!) I love the feeling when I use it and I LOVE how my skin feels after it. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth and it just feels amazing. I can for 100% say that it helps with my acne. My blemishes clear up much faster and don’t seem to be as aggressive.
 
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All I can say is I’m so glad I reached for these products and they will 100% be a staple in my skincare routine. As Ive said before I have very sensitive skin and now that I’m on the Minocycline again it tend to be even more sensitive, but my skin just loves this product. If like me you have adult acne I’d encourage you to at least try out this product. It comes in just under £10, I tend to get mine in Boots, but sometimes if you are lucky they can be on special.
 
Let me know if you’ve tried out any of the Super Facialist stuff and what you thought! Or even if there is a product you think I’d like that I may not have tried before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acne Concealer Essentials

Catrice Cosmetics Camouflage Cream

06/04/2015

I’m finally getting around to doing a review on my favourite concealer, Catrice Camouflage Cream.  If you follow me on any social media, you will know I suffer from acne. Concealer is something I feel I can’t live without. I’ve been LOVING this concealer for the past 6 months. I literally can’t get over how good it is. It’s cheap as chips, give amazing coverage and comes in a good few shades which is great. This concealer, in my opinion, is exclusively for acne / blemishes. It’s much too heavy for under the eyes, covering those dark circles.  

VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310W

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Acne Beauty Concealer

IsaDora Color Correcting Concealer 34 Anti Dullness

11/03/2015

Concealer, colour corrector and highlight all in one??? Yes please!!

It comes with a light coloured concealer, a green colour corrector which is for redness, a yellow/orange colour corrector for dark circles and a light shimmery highlighter. The packaging is really nice to look at, it’s compact, clean. The product is visible and clearly marked. At the back there is a diagram on how to use the product. The product is a cream, I’m used to a heavy cream but this one is a bit watery. I’ve used green creams before, I like them! Although they can be difficult to find at the chemist / drugstore, so it’s great that Isadora brought out this and I got it in my ITWBN goodie bag so I was happy out!

VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310W

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