I will start with a question, where do you go shopping in Thailand? I am currently staying in the south of Thailand, Phuket, and I am struggling to find good destinations to look for makeup and skincare. Even with this struggle I did manage to snap up some Korean sheet masks that I found in a random pharmacy shop but if anyone knows where to go please hook me up!
I love Korean sheet masks and I found these to be much cheaper here in Thailand than you can get them in UK so it was a total no-brainer to buy them. What do I look for in a sheet masks? They need to moisturising, soothing, preferably without whitening claims if possible and just to be able to help with general skin appearance.
There is not much to say about them apart from that I have been enjoying them. And because they are much more affordable I can actually use them more often which is what one should be doing. I would like to get hold of some more sheet masks and find some makeup which I am yet to discover. Seriously, where do you go? Help!
I like my face washes to be formulated for sensitive skin. I like anything that does not feel heavy and does not strip out your skin. Sometimes it is hard to fit that all in into a budget friendly product. I must say that Avene does deliver something that ticks all the boxes, their Cleanance cleansing gel is a great product.
You can use Avene cleansing gel to wash your face morning and evening. I use it as my second cleanse in the evenings after I have taken off all my makeup. You get a good amount of product, it has no scent which I like because you really know this is not going to irritate your skin in any way. Also, if you have oily skin this would also be really good for your as there is no soap or any kind of oils to clog your skin.
Cleanance gel is a great little thing to have in your bathroom. If you have tried any Avene products before then you know you will be getting an effective product without any nasty side effects.
I am more than half way through my current face wash and I have realised that I have not yet written about it in the blog. I have been using Una Brennans Super Facialist range and the face wash of choice is the Vitamin C+ Brighten Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash ( what the name! Phew!)
I have used Una Brennans products before, mainly masks, so when I was looking for an inexpensive face wash I thought that it will not hurt if I try her face wash this time.
Super Facialist Vitamin C+ face wash comes in the same tube style as her masks. I like the design as you can squeeze out as much product as you need and you have all of the control. I even like the orange colour of the bottle as it nicely stands out on my shelves. The actual wash is also yellow and quite bright which I love. Imagine coming home after a long day at work when it’s still cold outside and pouring some sunshine into your hands. Vitamin C+ face wash does have a slight citrusy smell but it’s not too strong and the longer you use it the less of the fragrance you will get (that’s good in my books as I don’t tend to like any scents in my face skincare). I use this Unna Brennans wash as my second cleanse in the evenings and have been quite enjoying it as it’s such an easy product to use. It does have very tiny micro granules which are meant for exfoliating skin and I must say that in my books the face wash would be improved by not having them there. The granules are not super abrasive but as someone who has sensitive skin I just know that they are pretty much unnecessary and unwanted. I cannot comment how much brightness does it provide with the vitamin c inclusion as the product stays in your skin for such a short period of time before washing off. But it is a wash that does not strip your skin dry and never leaves your skin dirty or quenching for hydration.
Overall Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Daily Micro Polish Wash is a very good cleanser and I would no doubt by it again, especially if they get rid of the granules from the wash.
Have you tried any Unna Brennans products? If yes, what have you tried and what do you think of the products?
Please meet my new morning moisturiser the Rosaliac UV Legere from La Roche-Posay (what a name!)
Rosaliac UV Legere is a moisturiser designed for people who suffer from facial redness and sensitive skin. There are two formulations of this cream and Legere is supposed to be the lighter consistency of the two. It’s still a little bit heavier than what I normally use for mornings but as we are now in the time of colder weather it will be perfect. The cream comes out looking slightly green but it in no way translates on the skin, it does not act as a green concealer and blends into the skin as a normal moisturiser would. There are no treatments for people who suffer from rosacea but using products such as Rosaliac UV Legere should help your skin to soothe it and attempt to control the way skin behaves. Sunscreen is also included into this moisturisers so if you are like me and forget to apply sunscreen on a day to day basis then this should have you covered at least on winter time.
I am pleased to call it a very good simple moisturiser and simple should in no way mean not that great. I use simple to mean that it does not contain any unnecessary ingredients that would clog your skin or cause any unwanted reactions. I hope that with the longer use it will help to control my rosacea and help with evening out the redness and making it less apparent. You can’t go wrong with La Roche-Posay products and this one is a true gem for red, sensitive, irritated skin.
Do you guys have any other good moisturiser to offer? If you have Bloglovin then you can follow me on there too.
As every other girl at the moment I too have been trying to learn how to define cheekbones or in my case to “make them up” cause in all honesty they don’t exist on my face. When I started looking into all possible ways of contouring I realised that I wanted to start with very simple steps and I thought that powders would be better than cream products. All the bronzers that I had could not be used due to the fact that they were too warm in colour hence I needed to get something new.
One day when browsing feelunique.com I saw that theBalm had a powder product for contouring in the name Bahama Mama and I thought to give it a go. As it’s a powder I find it quite easy to use and if I apply it very lightly I think I get quite a nice contour especially as I am a newbie who can’t do anything properly. I also like the colour of it as it’s slightly ashy but not too much to come out muddy on my face (though again you have to not put too much of it on your face). I think it’s a great product to start of and venture into contouring world.
So if you want to start defining your cheekbones give Bahama Mama a try as it’s a very easy product to use. However, if you guys have something else that works very well do let me know as I’m keen to try something else as well.
Oh, and as a side note I have noticed that Superdrug started selling theBalm on their site which is super exciting. I wonder if we will see their products in the shops too, I hope so. You can get theBalm and use 3 for 2 offer that Superdrug is currently running so if you have never tried anything from the brand before you have a great chance to do it. I am very tempted myself.
I have suddenly found myself in a situation when I have to apply my makeup everywhere else but at home. I’ve been trying to find a way to carry as little as possible without giving up makeup in totally (if it’s too much of a mission). And I think that the two brushes are a very good solution. I mean, I only need to carry two of them but I get the use as if I would have four brushes. Not only that but they are very good quality and I have really been enjoying using them. Every time I pick them up I get surprised how well they perform and take very little place in my makeup bag.
I like these brushes so much that I am even thinking to get another set of them to have them as a spare set at home. Definitely give them a try as they are very affordable and work very well.