Showing posts with label The Ordinary Skincare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Ordinary Skincare. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Purchases and taking Treat Yo Self very literally!

Hi everyone!

I know, I know, it really HAS been (six months) 84 years, and for that I am an utter #failblogger. I accidently lost my mojo somewhere been planning a Trip of a Lifetime  and then witnessing the country I was tripping over, trip over itself in the US elections.

The state of the world as a result of this has honestly, really limited my ~notions on blogging and the like, which has been a shame because it really is a thing I enjoy and more so, connecting with like-minded, lovely people either on here or floating around my social media.

But, if you follow me on Twitter, you'd know that I've been struggling to keep my political opinions to myself. And, to some this is off-putting, and understandable, you follow me on here, on those platforms for beauty, for lifestyle, for the craic right? But, on the other hand I know I've made some amazing friends doing this gig, and for that I am always so thankful, and for those of you that have stuck around, and gone with the flow of the ever changing landscape of my rambles, I thank you muchly, I really do.

I had hoped in December to reboot Editor-in-Chic to focus more on the 'lifestyle' side of blogging, even though I sort of hate that term, as umbrella as it is, I just kind of want to share pieces of real life, with anyone who wants to read it. Then planning the trip (which I DO fully intend to write about, I want to piece together all my videos for you guys too - it was amazing let me just say that!) took over my life, then work, and you know this song by now!

But let's get back to business with some recent purchases, shall we?!

1. I finally splurged on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette! Because, it was a choice really between this one, that I had been convincing myself I didn't need for over a year, or the new one they just came out with. And since I still loved all the shades in this, and had heard some rather shady things (get it??) about the new one, I figured this was a safe bet.

And I was right.
Makeup and Cat Filters = Life?!

BTW! Are we Mutuals on Snapchat? 

I mean, you know, me and a million other people, but still.

Verdict: It is lush, I adore it, I have used it nonstop since I bought it off  Beautybay last month, and the rich, creamy texture makes it the easiest makeup I've ever applied. Blending takes zero effort, and the looks you can create from this are just on the up and up! From everyday subtle one colour efforts, to a four shade cut crease look that even for someone as clumsy as moi, seemed effortless!


The second New-To-Me purchase of the last few months has been from #TheOrdinary. A brand that has taken the internet by storm! From their minimalist packaging, and old school feel to the super affordable price tag! I was weary at first, to be honest. Could something that cheap for you skin actually do anything at all? Nevermind anything good?

The Ordinary Advanced Retinol 2%, which uses a Retinol ester (Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate) rather than straight potent retinol in order to prevent skin irritation that the ingredient may cause sensitive skin types. As someone with super sensitive skin, and someone with acne prone skin, I have been know to try anything and everything to attempt to erase the years of abuse my skin has taken from acne breakouts, as well as the normal aging process. Starting with this version of Retinol because the others I've seen seemed firstly utterly over priced, and to be totally honest I wasn't sure my skin would take kindly to such strong ingredients. So, I gave this a go, and I have to say I've been loving the outcome.

Verdict: It stings a little on application, but it sinks in right away, and used as part of your night time routine, I've seen a real reduction in some scaring I've had, as well as shrinking some enlarged pores. For the price tag, it's well worth a try! A+

3. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer.

This was one of my california purchases, Sephora was calling my name in Las Vegas this one was one of the items hauled. I've heard a ton of amazing things about the IT Cosmetics line, and I'm dying to try all of it after this little teaser!

Verdict: Super thick concealer, a con to some people but a pro to me, because it can take a while to learn to work this product. Not the best for blemishes, but if you suffer from dark, sunken under eye skin it could be of serious use to you! I noticed a real brightening effect too, when I used it on the very inner corners of my very jet lagged eyes, it made a huge difference! Set well with setting powder too though, as I said it's THICC and as such can make it go crazy if not set right! (And in 90 degree heat, yeah, I learned THAT lesson the hard way :( )

That's it for now, but I will be back and we won't be Old Rose's age when I do!