Thanks to people like Caroline Hirons and Sali Hughes, more and more people are starting to understand that oil isn't our enemy, it's our friend. Nowadays I very rarely see acne/oily skin sufferers still using a traditional foaming face wash. Times are changing and anyone who knows anything about skincare knows that good quality oils are key to maintaining healthy skin. That being said not everyone has 80 quid spare to spend on a bottle of grease (myself included), so today I wanted to talk about the best budget facial oils.
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Moisturising Facial Oil - £7.99
This is quite possibly my favourite out of the three. Not only does it contain amazing ingredients like Rosehip, Jojoba Seed and Grapeseed Oil but it also has a very thin texture which is great for people with combination/oily skin. It has a slight fruity scent but nothing offensive and it absorbs almost instantly. My skin looks and feels so much more plump and hydrated when I use this. If I'm not wearing makeup in the day I'll even add a couple drops into my moisturiser for some extra oomph. Another great thing about this is the packaging. It comes in a little plastic bottle with a twist off cap which means you don't have to worry about it leaking when you travel. This needs to be in everyone's collection.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil - £9
If you're looking for a no-fuss oil that's going to treat your skin without breaking the bank, this is the one for you. Vitamins A and E work to fade scars and pigmentation whilst Essential Fatty Acids keep the skin plump and hydrated. Similar to the Superdrug oil it has a lovely texture which doesn't feel heavy or clogging and always leaves a nice barrier on the skin. I would say this is a very good 'alternative' to the Pai Rosehip Oil which is more than double the price!

Boots Botanics 100% Organic Facial Oil - £9.99 
I would say this is the best option if you need something more heavy duty. It definitely has a more oily feel and is great if you know you want some extra hydration the next morning. This primarily consists of Rosehip, Sweet Almond and Lemon Peel Oil all of which feed the skin with nutrients and vitamins. This one also has a fruity scent and takes slightly longer to absorb. I tend to use this when my skin is really dry or after I've used an intense exfoliating treatment and I need something that's going to pack my skin with moisture.


What are your favourite facial oils? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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  • Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Best Budget Facial Oils

Thanks to people like Caroline Hirons and Sali Hughes, more and more people are starting to understand that oil isn't our enemy, it's our friend. Nowadays I very rarely see acne/oily skin sufferers still using a traditional foaming face wash. Times are changing and anyone who knows anything about skincare knows that good quality oils are key to maintaining healthy skin. That being said not everyone has 80 quid spare to spend on a bottle of grease (myself included), so today I wanted to talk about the best budget facial oils.
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Moisturising Facial Oil - £7.99
This is quite possibly my favourite out of the three. Not only does it contain amazing ingredients like Rosehip, Jojoba Seed and Grapeseed Oil but it also has a very thin texture which is great for people with combination/oily skin. It has a slight fruity scent but nothing offensive and it absorbs almost instantly. My skin looks and feels so much more plump and hydrated when I use this. If I'm not wearing makeup in the day I'll even add a couple drops into my moisturiser for some extra oomph. Another great thing about this is the packaging. It comes in a little plastic bottle with a twist off cap which means you don't have to worry about it leaking when you travel. This needs to be in everyone's collection.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil - £9
If you're looking for a no-fuss oil that's going to treat your skin without breaking the bank, this is the one for you. Vitamins A and E work to fade scars and pigmentation whilst Essential Fatty Acids keep the skin plump and hydrated. Similar to the Superdrug oil it has a lovely texture which doesn't feel heavy or clogging and always leaves a nice barrier on the skin. I would say this is a very good 'alternative' to the Pai Rosehip Oil which is more than double the price!

Boots Botanics 100% Organic Facial Oil - £9.99 
I would say this is the best option if you need something more heavy duty. It definitely has a more oily feel and is great if you know you want some extra hydration the next morning. This primarily consists of Rosehip, Sweet Almond and Lemon Peel Oil all of which feed the skin with nutrients and vitamins. This one also has a fruity scent and takes slightly longer to absorb. I tend to use this when my skin is really dry or after I've used an intense exfoliating treatment and I need something that's going to pack my skin with moisture.


What are your favourite facial oils? 

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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I was so excited to hear that Bourjois had reformulated their number one selling foundation as it's always been a favourite of mine but there were a few things that definitely had room for improvement. I've had it for just over a month and it's already become my new go-to foundation. Yep, it's that good...
The foundation retails for £9.99 which I think is perfect for the quality and brand. I picked mine up in the shade 51 Light Vanilla which has always been around but for some reason (probably due to the new formula) now matches my skin tone perfectly. Before it would slightly oxidise and leave me with an orange tint but this is just right for those who are fair with yellow undertones. They've also added 3 new shades to the range which is fab.

The formula is still lightweight and easy to apply and like the original the finish is still super glowy without being greasy or shiny. This would be suitable for pretty much every one except those with very oily skin. The foundation contains Vitamins C, E and B5 to give the skin a well rested appearance. They claim the wear time is up to 16 hours but because of it's glowy finish I doubt it would last that long, even after setting it. It lasts a good 7/8 hours on my combination skin but I will get a bit shiny towards the end of the day.

My favourite way to apply the foundation is with an oval brush (I love the Primark one) as I find it gives the most flawless finish. If you want a lighter coverage I would use a damp sponge or buffing brush. The only con is that it can cling to peach fuzz or dry patches (which is a big pet peeve of mine) so I like to use a rich moisturiser before I apply the foundation. 

There's not much else to say other than I'm super happy with the changes Bourjois have made and I highly recommend trying it out for yourself!

Thank you so much for reading!
Maiya
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  • Monday, April 10, 2017

The New Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I was so excited to hear that Bourjois had reformulated their number one selling foundation as it's always been a favourite of mine but there were a few things that definitely had room for improvement. I've had it for just over a month and it's already become my new go-to foundation. Yep, it's that good...
The foundation retails for £9.99 which I think is perfect for the quality and brand. I picked mine up in the shade 51 Light Vanilla which has always been around but for some reason (probably due to the new formula) now matches my skin tone perfectly. Before it would slightly oxidise and leave me with an orange tint but this is just right for those who are fair with yellow undertones. They've also added 3 new shades to the range which is fab.

The formula is still lightweight and easy to apply and like the original the finish is still super glowy without being greasy or shiny. This would be suitable for pretty much every one except those with very oily skin. The foundation contains Vitamins C, E and B5 to give the skin a well rested appearance. They claim the wear time is up to 16 hours but because of it's glowy finish I doubt it would last that long, even after setting it. It lasts a good 7/8 hours on my combination skin but I will get a bit shiny towards the end of the day.

My favourite way to apply the foundation is with an oval brush (I love the Primark one) as I find it gives the most flawless finish. If you want a lighter coverage I would use a damp sponge or buffing brush. The only con is that it can cling to peach fuzz or dry patches (which is a big pet peeve of mine) so I like to use a rich moisturiser before I apply the foundation. 

There's not much else to say other than I'm super happy with the changes Bourjois have made and I highly recommend trying it out for yourself!

Thank you so much for reading!
Maiya
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It's monthly favourites time! There isn't too much to show you as I've been keeping my skincare and makeup routine quite simple. Hope you enjoy!
Marc Jacobs Air Blush - Kink & Kisses - £28
Recently I've been keeping my makeup quite natural and this blush is the perfect way for me to get a pretty flush without emphasising my redness. It's a pinky-peach with a slight sheen and it blends beautifully. Definitely one to try next time you're at a counter!

Primark PS Primer Water - £2
I've already mentioned this in a recent post so I won't go on about it but to sum up it's a hydrating mist which can be used before or after makeup to keep everything looking fresh and glowy. I tend to do a couple sprays before I apply my foundation to add some moisture and then a couple once my full face is done to make sure I don't look powdery. It's become such a staple that I can't do my makeup without it!

Tanya Burr Lipstick - Pink Cocoa - £6.99
This was on my wish list for months and months as it was always out of stock in Superdrug but now it's finally back on the shelves. Yay! I've been using it as my daily lip colour and I really like it. It has a really smooth texture which goes on like a dream and the pigmentation is just as good as MAC. This shade is so flattering on my skin tone and is just the right balance of pink and brown. I'm so impressed with everything about this lipstick and I can't wait to try some of the other shades.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - £5
I've recently got back into using some of the products I purchased from The Ordinary and I'm really enjoying the effects they have on my skin. The gel consistency is really easy to use and it doesn't interfere with other products I use. It does such a good job at gently exfoliating, clearing congestion and giving my skin a smoother appearance. My skin looks so much more radiant the next morning which in turn makes my morning skincare routine more effective. If you're interested in trying something from this brand I would highly recommend giving this a go.

Happy Place Cosmetics Chocoholic Face Mask - £14
I never thought I could be so obsessed with a face mask until I tried this. Not only does it smell like the best hot chocolate you've ever had, but it also does a fab job at clearing out my pores, calming irritation and leaving my skin soft and supple. It contains amazing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Kaolin and Organic Unrefined Cacau. It's so easy to wash off  and my skin looks amazing afterwards. I'm seriously obsessed with this stuff!

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liner - Candy K - $14
Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with gorgeous pouty lips so lip liner is a must for me and this one from KC is my new favourite. The warm pinky-nude tone is perfect for my lips and the texture is super creamy and easy to use. I'd definitely recommend trying one of the Kylie lip liners if you make an order with them. 


What products were you loving in March?

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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  • Sunday, April 02, 2017

March Favourites 2017

It's monthly favourites time! There isn't too much to show you as I've been keeping my skincare and makeup routine quite simple. Hope you enjoy!
Marc Jacobs Air Blush - Kink & Kisses - £28
Recently I've been keeping my makeup quite natural and this blush is the perfect way for me to get a pretty flush without emphasising my redness. It's a pinky-peach with a slight sheen and it blends beautifully. Definitely one to try next time you're at a counter!

Primark PS Primer Water - £2
I've already mentioned this in a recent post so I won't go on about it but to sum up it's a hydrating mist which can be used before or after makeup to keep everything looking fresh and glowy. I tend to do a couple sprays before I apply my foundation to add some moisture and then a couple once my full face is done to make sure I don't look powdery. It's become such a staple that I can't do my makeup without it!

Tanya Burr Lipstick - Pink Cocoa - £6.99
This was on my wish list for months and months as it was always out of stock in Superdrug but now it's finally back on the shelves. Yay! I've been using it as my daily lip colour and I really like it. It has a really smooth texture which goes on like a dream and the pigmentation is just as good as MAC. This shade is so flattering on my skin tone and is just the right balance of pink and brown. I'm so impressed with everything about this lipstick and I can't wait to try some of the other shades.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - £5
I've recently got back into using some of the products I purchased from The Ordinary and I'm really enjoying the effects they have on my skin. The gel consistency is really easy to use and it doesn't interfere with other products I use. It does such a good job at gently exfoliating, clearing congestion and giving my skin a smoother appearance. My skin looks so much more radiant the next morning which in turn makes my morning skincare routine more effective. If you're interested in trying something from this brand I would highly recommend giving this a go.

Happy Place Cosmetics Chocoholic Face Mask - £14
I never thought I could be so obsessed with a face mask until I tried this. Not only does it smell like the best hot chocolate you've ever had, but it also does a fab job at clearing out my pores, calming irritation and leaving my skin soft and supple. It contains amazing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Kaolin and Organic Unrefined Cacau. It's so easy to wash off  and my skin looks amazing afterwards. I'm seriously obsessed with this stuff!

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liner - Candy K - $14
Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with gorgeous pouty lips so lip liner is a must for me and this one from KC is my new favourite. The warm pinky-nude tone is perfect for my lips and the texture is super creamy and easy to use. I'd definitely recommend trying one of the Kylie lip liners if you make an order with them. 


What products were you loving in March?

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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