Thursday, March 26, 2009

Right, so this is my latest obsession! It makes my computer incredibly slow but I just don't care because this is the coolest thing since sliced bread! Lol

Basically, you upload a picture of you with your hair tied up and then you can put foundation, blush, eyeshadow...allsorts on your face. The good thing about it is that it's all actual products, so you can try out all those colours you've been coveting to see if they really do look fab on you!

Here are some of my pictures! Click on them for a bigger version, all my make up is digitally created!!

Maybe I went a bit OTT with the blush here!!
The fun of it is you can try out ifferent hairstyle and colours!
Dark red! Don't think i'd ever be brave enough to have this colour!
Wish my fringe was as thick looking as this...
Probably my favourite, think I am destined to be a dark-haired girl..

Go and try it out, I promise you'll be hooked!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Elemis Tri Enzyme In-Depth Review

I have been using Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Serum and Resurfacing Night Cream for over 3 months and I thought this may be a good time to give you a review on it. As always, this is just my opinion. What works for my skin may not work for yours.

The Elemis website says

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Serum is clinically proven and has a non-abrasive peeling action that smoothes the skin's surface by up to 91%!*

Reclaim a stunning complexion with a more even and luminous skin tone. As natural cell renewal is stimulated, imperfections appear diminished and the appearance fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.

WINNER! Best New Skincare Product 2007 (Luxury Brands)

WINNER! CEW Awards 2007 Best New Skincare Product

Skin Type: All, Mature

It retails on the timetospa website for £95 for 30ml, which is a huge investment to make. However, you can be a savvy shopper and pick up a bargain on eBay - I picked up mine for around £40 for 30ml, much kinder on the wallet! Basically you apply it to clean skin, before moisturiser, day and night.

After the first week of using the product, I noticed my skin was remarkably softer, with less flakiness. After using the product for around 3 weeks, I noticed that the thickening of my skin, especially on the areas with acne scaring, seemed to be softening and looking generally smoother.

At around 4 weeks useage, I purchased the Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream which compliments the serum.

The Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream stimulates the skin's natural cell renewal cycle, actively smoothing and enhancing the skin whilst cellular respiration is at its optimum during sleep. A synergistic lipid complex is combined with powerful actives to leave skin feeling soft and super-hydrated. Imperfections, lines, and wrinkles are reduced as a stunning complexion is revealed.

WINNER! Best Regenerating Night Cream
Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2007

Skin Type: All, Mature

I am always cautious about creams as I worry that they will clog my pores and cause further breakouts. However, this cream was easily absorbed into my skin and I had no negative effects. It retails for around £85 which again is fairly pricey so I would suggest scouring eBay for bargains!

So, i'm very much a results-driven person and although I could feel my skin was improved through using these products, I wanted to know for sure that my skin was benefiting. Luckily, Elemis have what they call Skin Lab, where they basically take various pictures of your skin in different lighting. These images are then analysed by the computer and a report is produced outlining major skin concerns such as spots, wrinkles, age spots and texture. This report is then saved and it can be used as a comparison in the future.

My reports are below...

As you can see, after around 3 months (I began using the products at the beginning of November) I have experienced a great improvemtn in my skin. It is by no means perfect, but it's great progress.

In summary, I would recommend this product to anyone who has acne scarring. I do not think this is suitable for those with active acne. However, if your acne is all but gone like mine, and has left behind the ugly scarring, then i'd suggest to give this a try. However, it is a fairly hefty strain on the pocket, so i'd suggest getting some sample sizes from eBay and trying them out first to see if they will work for you.

Elemis has such a huge range of fantastic products, which are all-natural. My next must-purchase items will be the Papya Enzyme Peel and Herbal Lavender Repair Mask!

I hope you found this useful!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bright colourful look!

So I got home on Friday from work, it had been very busy and stressful and I was ready just to veg out on the sofa. But I decided to quickly check my e-mail and noticed I had an email from Gemma at Spell Cosmetics. I had placed an order at lunchtime and he said I should check out one of their new videos. So, to cut a long story short, I had won a prize in a random draw of orders placed! I am so excited about my order, I cannot wait for it to arrive!

This really lifted my mood and I decided to go ahead and do a wild and crazy colourful look to celebrate!

Here is the finished product! As always, click on the picture to see a HUGE version! It's basically green (Ben Nye Mermaid Green), Blue (120 palette), Purple (MAC Grape Pigment) and yellow (120 palette)

To see how I did it, click here!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hair History

So, i've jumped on the 'hair history' blog bandwagon. Here goes...

Unsure of the date. Probably 2000/2001. These were my pre-GHD days! Natural colour, shoulder-length with lots of layers!

May 2006. Probably the shortest my hair has been. Here it is my natural colour. I have no make-up on in this picture and it is scaring me!

August 2006. A bir longer with highlights, I like my hair here..
This is June 2008. I discoverd my straighteners were pretty much useless in the US because of voltage differences so I wore my hair curly the whole holiday. It was liberating! Here I went a bit lighter brown and I want to go back to this colour but my hairdresser says I can't...November 2008. Some loose waves and even lighter brown. Growing my hair long for June 2009.
December 2008. Extensions in! Want my hair to be this colour again!!
January 2009. Fringe and dark brown (to disguise the greys!!)
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