If you’ve been following me recently on social media or watching me Youtube channel, you will know that one of my  focuses of self improvement for 2017 is my skin. I feel like i’ve never fully committed to a skincare routine as I’ve never found products that I’ve fell in love with, until recently. L’oreal has always been one of my favourite brands & discovering their skincare was a game changer for me.

As part of my skincare routine I’ve been using the L’oreal Pure Clay mask range and I now know why it’s the no.1 cleansing face mask brand in the UK. Not only have they now became a staple in my weekly skincare routine, they are super affordable too. There are 3 masks in the range;

PURITY – Green clay with eucalyptus, to purify and mattify.

DETOX – Black clay with charcoal, to detoxify and clarify

GLOW – Red clay with algae and exfoliating beads to brighten and smooth

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Each mask has it’s own unique benefits, so depending on your skins needs you can select the mask best suited for you, or you can multi mask, the latest skincare trend that I am LOVING! Multi masking means applying different masks on different areas of the face, for example I love using the glow mask on my cheeks as this is where my skin tends to look dull, but purity works amazingly on my T Zone as this is an area that gets oily, life saver. You can even use all 3 masks at once!

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Clay is a one of the most talked about ingredients in beauty with its history of power & purification. I can genuinely say from using these masks I have noticed results which has really kicked off my year to a great start in terms of my skin! They don’t feel harsh on the skin & are gentle enough to use 2-3 times a week. I also find that using a facemask is a really nice way to relax and pamper yourself. As the L’Oreal clay masks are so affordable they don’t just have to be a one off treat!

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What are your skin resolutions for this year? Let’s make 2017 we let out skin be its best yet!

Thank you L’Oreal for sponsoring this post 🙂

Hey Friends!

So its that time of year again, Black Friday! & you know what that means… CHRISTMAS IS NEARLY HERE! That & you can grab yourself some amazing bargains, if you are as much of a shopaholic as I am I’m sure this makes you very excited! Online shopping is now my go to – I mean what could get better than sitting in the comfort & warmth of your own home, pjs on, cuppa at the ready & a whole world of shopping at your finger tips. One of my favourite places to shop online for all things makeup is Beauty Bay. They have some incredible brands, some of which are not so easy to get hold of here in the UK, & I can confidently say from the many orders I have made the delivery & customer service is brilliant.

Beauty Bay have UP TO 30% OFF this Black Friday which is an offer not to be missed! They stock some of the most talked about brands in beauty such as Gerard Cosmetics, Lime Crime, LA Girl, Kevyn Aucoin, Mario Badescu and Alpha-H! This offer will be running between Friday 25th – Monday 28th of November. I also made my top picks out of the brands that are going to be up for grabs with the amazing discount & I thought i’d give you a mini review of each as some inspo!

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Kevin Aucoin: The Primed Skin Developer (20% Off)

 Skincare meets makeup with this beautiful product. This is actually the first Kevin Aucoyn product that I’ve ever tried & i was not left disappointed. The packaging is elegant & classy, although this is a high end makeup product it definitely looks luxury. The products itself is light in texture & feels almost as if it melts into your skin as you apply it, leaving your face with the perfect base for makeup. I’m looking forward to continuing to use it!

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Kevin Aucoin: The Expert Mascara (20% Off)

This product was two firsts for me, a mascara brand I’d never tried before and also the colour of the actual product. Again its beautifully packaged in gold with the simple black logo. The brush is really unique, it curves in a way that will fit perfectly at the root of your lashes which helps to give lift but also keep the definition to avoid that clumpy look. The formula of the product is on the drier side but not too dry, just enough to avoid that overly gloopy consistency. But what really stood out to me about this mascara was the colour. I am a real play it safe girl when it comes to makeup & wearing any other mascara colour than black is not something I would do, but the ‘bloodroses’ colour this comes in is actually really easy to wear. Its still dark enough to not draw too much attention but definitely adds something different to your eye look & i love it!

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Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette – 10 (20% Off)

Again, a brand I hadn’t tried before but had heard so much about on social media. This eyeshadow palette is stunning, featuring 5 highly pigmented shades with a buttery texture that feels a dream to apply. I was spoilt for choice when choosing which palette to go for as there are a selection to choose from, each with a nice balance of shimmers & mattes. I’m really excited to start creating eye looks for the festive season with this! That gold shade though! *heart eyes emoji*

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Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Weeks Tan (30% Off)

Vita Liberata is one of my all time favourite fake tan brands. Their products are always of the highest quality & give you those natural, just walked off the beach results that you’re looking for. I decided to get a top up of my much loved 2-3 week tan, as you would imagine from the name this tan is very long lasting & fades really evenly which is what I love so much about it. It has a clear colour guide when applying it so theres no chance of streaks & it doesn’t smell like … biscuits haha! Always a positive… In all seriousness though this is definitely a stand out for me & although its on the pricier side its worth every penny especially with your Beauty Bay discount!

Best of look for your Black Friday shopping I hope you land some amazing bargains! Don’t forget with up to 30% off Beauty Bays Blackout is not to be missed!

Jodes x

Thank you Beauty Bay for sponsoring this post! 🙂

Summer is finally here – it’s time to shake up your shower routine! How about something more fun, fruitier and a sure thing to get your day starting fresh as can be? The launch of the new Original Source Shower Milks could not have come at a better time…

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I’ve always been a huge fan of Original Source so the launch of a new moisturising Shower Milks range was something that very much excited me. With four fruity fragrances in the range, you will be seriously spoilt for choice!

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The product itself has a super creamy, moisturising texture sure to help leave your skin feeling silky smooth, and not to mention smelling AMAZING! For me, Original Source products have always been all about impactful natural fragrances, and this range definitely does not disappoint! The four fruity concoctions are an absolute match made in heaven and definitely wake up your senses in the morning. Made with Vegan Milk Extracts and natural moisturisers you can be sure you’re doing wonders for your skin.

You can pick up a Shower Milk in Tesco for just £2.20 – what a bargain! I think my favourite (if I HAD to choose) would be the Sweet Apple & Vanilla Milk, simply because I adore sweet fragrances and, as the name suggests, it is heavenly sweet! However, I do also love the Lime & Coconut Milk as it reminds me of a tropical holiday. Whilst I wash away in the shower, I like to imagine myself on a beach in the Caribbean somewhere…Ok let’s face it, I love them all and I can’t possibly choose a favourite, but given how affordable they are I guess it’s not too much of a crime to buy all four…

Why don’t you shake up your shower and give these new products a go? I guarantee you will not be disappointed! 🙂

 

This post is sponsored by Original Source.

I’m always on the look out to try new & exciting beauty products, i love trying new things but sometimes the whole process can be a bit overwhelming. With the amount of brands out there it can be difficult for anything to stand out, but for me MixNature have done just that. They are an affordable skincare brand with all natural, vegan, handmade products BUT the real game changer for me is that their products can be customised! Yes, you can quite literally design your own face mask on the website with just a few simple clicks.

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The products are made fresh when ordered in their ultra modern laboratory meaning that when you receive your products they are only a few days old, a huge contrast to a lot of shop bought products which could well of been sat on the shelves for 6 months. Of course there are no nasty ingredients involved, they are made up of all natural, active ingredients which are much better for your skin than a chemical filled product. And of course the best part of about the products of all – you get to create your own!

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The first step to making your personalised skincare is to sign up on the MixNature website. This is a super quick and easy sign up – done within seconds. You are then able to choose what products you would like to create. There are so many different options for face, body and hair! I decided to have a look at the face products first, and went on to choose a face scrub. When it comes to face scrub having something super gentle and natural for me is a must as i hate the thought of rubbing something full of nasties into my skin. When you first select a product you are then prompted to choose your skin type, if you’ve read here before you will know my skin is very dry, so of course thats the option i went for. Then comes the fun part – you have the option to add 1 – 6 ingredients from 3 different categories: essential oils, extracts and activating agents. Within each category there are a wide range of choice, each ingredient is explained in further detail and tells you its benefits – this is really useful as of course you can tailor your product to your exact skincare needs. In my face scrub i decided to go for:

ECHINACEA EXTRACT – Retains moisture levels giving the skin a healthy glow.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL – Helps to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. Soothes itchines     s and reduces redness.

BIO KERATIN – Irons out wrinkles making the skin velvety.

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The process of making the product was really fun, simple and informative – very easy to follow and also really interesting to learn about what each ingredients is useful for. After my scrub i then went on to create a liquid soap, face mask, shower gel and hair mask. I completed my order and was really surprised at how the total order amount, each product came in at around £10 which is amazing considering they are personalised and of such high quality. Skincare can be very expensive so its really nice to find something thats so reasonably priced. Shipping is to all over the EU and free when you spend £45 or more. I was very surprised to see that delivery only took 1 – 3 working days, i expected a lot more considering the products are unique and handmade in the lab.

When my products arrived i was absolutely blown away by how cute the packaging was! The box is super pretty and personalised which a really nice touch, and the the products themselves look absolutely gorgeous. I am an absolute sucker for packaging so this was an instant YES from me haha!

I was super excited to try the products out and decided to use to face scrub and shower gel immediately. Yes, i’m one of those people who the moment i get something new i HAVE to try it there and then haha. Firstly can i just say the products smell AMAZING, they ooze freshness.  When using the face scrub i noticed  that the product was thick in consistency but super gentle on the skin. I find some exfoliating products very harsh and they irritate my dry skin, but this one i would really recommend. The shower gel as expected smelled amazing and left my body feeling moisturised.

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When using the face mask i decided that i was going to use it as an overnight mask. It worked a treat! I woke up in the morning with my skin feeling super soft and hydrated ready to take on the day! The product is an absolute dream to apply, really cooling and refreshing for the summer months! Hair masks are not a product i use very often, so my hair had a real treat when it came to using this product. I could definitely tell my hair had undergone some well needed TLC after applying the hair mask, i noticed it felt a lot softer, more shiny AND less knotty when drying which is unheard of with the length of my hair haha! I added tea tree oil as one of my ingredients into the mask as this is brilliant for your hair and scalp.

Overall i am really impressed with MixNature and will definitely be making another order. Not only is the order process fun and unique, the products themselves are high quality (AND SUPER PRETTY). If you want to check out MixNature and have a go at creating your own skincare regime then make sure you visit the website. Use the code ‘MIXFORFRIENDS’ for 20% off you’re first order! I would love to know what you guys think!

Jodes x

This post is in collaboration with MixNature but of course all opinions are my own.

As the summer months are approaching its not only your wardrobe that needs updating, it’s also your makeup bag! PIXI Beauty, a brand which I have loved for years, have challenged me to create the perfect natural, summer look and today I’m going to tell you all about it!

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When it comes to eye makeup in the summer months, I do like to keep it quite simple. My go too colours are always taupe and gold shades and this PIXI Mesmerising Mineral Palette in Copper Peach is definitely going to be my new favourite product to reach for. I added a wash of gold colour all over my lids and then added a touch of darker shade into the crease for a bit more definition. I then finished the look with the Lengthy Fibre Mascara as long fluttery eyelashes are a must for me! I absolutely love this product as it doesn’t clump which is my pet hate for mascara, and it really helped to open up my eyes. I decided to then go back in with the eyeshadow and take some of the darker shade along my lower lash line to add some definition to my eyes. I decided not to go for eyeliner today as i wanted to keep it super natural, but PIXI also do some awesome eyeliners if you are wanting to use one. The Endless Silky Eye Pens are an amazing waterproof eye pencil that come in a range of different colours. I’m currently testing out the Cobalt Blue shade and i am loving it! If you want to add a pop of colour to your eye makeup then i would definitely recommend!

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Of course no summer makeup look is complete without bronzer. PIXI’s Quick Fix Bronzer is an amazing, speedy product to give you that gorgeous, golden glow without it looking fake and orange toned. It comes with a handy sponge applicator which you can unscrew and use so its perfect product for on the go! I like to add bronzer to all the parts of my face where the sun would naturally hit and in areas of my face i want to further define, so i put the product on cheekbones, my jaw line and around the top of my forehead. For a more precise application or if you want to go for a stronger contour look i recommend using a brush, but the sponge is a really handy little touch.pix5

To complete the look i used one of PIXI’s Mattelustre Lipsticks in the shade Peach Blossom. This is an absolute dream to apply, it’s demi matte so the pigmentation is amazing but it leaves the lips feeling soft and moisturised. I tested this out for a whole days worth of shopping and by the end of the day i was still left with my lip colour, so i am highly impressed with the quality of this product. I absolutely LOVE the colour it adds a really gorgeous finish to the look and screams summer vibes!px6pix8

I am super happy with how my Summer Makeup Look has turned out using these fabulous PIXI Beauty products. If you’re looking to try out some high quality, great value makeup products with insanely beautiful packaging then i recommend you give some of these a go! Not only are the products super simple to use they are also are good for your skin too. Let me know if you would like me to do a tutorial of this look on my Youtube Channel. If you want to recreate this look for yourself then make sure you sign up to Wearisma – I have a code for 15% off on the PIXI Website – simply enter ‘pixiwearisma’ at the checkout!

Jodes xx

This post is in collaboration with PIXI but of course all opinions are my own.