Review: Redken Extreme Haircare | Rush Shop

Redken Extreme Haircare

A little while ago the lovely folks over at Rush Shop sent me a sample of Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner to try.

As you all know I haven’t had a natural hair colour for years and to get the shade I have my hair goes through an awful lot, especially when I do it myself . To give you a brief overview of my hair at the point of trying this it was very dry on the ends, imagine barbie hair from the 80’s if you’re not as old as me think horse hair and you are there. (more…)

Review – Nanshy Makeup Brushes

A while back the lovely people at Nanshy sent me 4 Makeup Brushes to review and finally after a million and one hospital appointments and tests the review is going live for you all.

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a brush fiend, they are the most important and treasured part of my professional kit so, when Nanshy offered to send me some of their brushes of course I jumped at the chance.

I had heard of the brand before by seeing but, I have never tried their products. I was drawn to the brand because they pride themselves on being cruelty free with all of their brushes being synthetic and I love cruelty free brands.

I was sent 4 of their staple brushes, the F01 Flawless Foundation, the P01 Conceal Perfector, the stippling brush and finally the ultra fine Precise Bent Liner brush. I also received The Marvel 4 in 1 blending sponge which will feature in a future post.

First up is the F01 Flawless Foundation £9.95

foundThis is a dense flat top foundation brush which leaves foundation looking airbrushed. The brush is packed with Nanshy’s signature soft bristles. These types of foundation brushes are my absolute favourite as they buff foundation into the skin and leave application looking natural and this brush does not disappoint. I honestly would fill my kit with these foundation brushes which are also perfect for blending cream blushers and liquid highlighters. I love having a brush that can multitask which this brush does effortlessly.

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Review: Sk:n Cleanse and Anti Ageing Cream

A few weeks ago the  lovely people over at Sk:n sent me their popular Cleanser and Anti Ageing cream to review.

I had previously heard of the brand as there is a local Sk:n clinic in Brighton, However, I have never used their products or services prior to being sent the two products mentioned.

The brand have over 20 years experience in dealing with dermatological issues and work alongside the NHS and the British Skin Foundation. All of their clinic staff are medically trained so, when it comes to skin they really do know what they are talking about which made these products even more interesting.

As many of you know from previous skincare posts I suffer with eczema on my face predominantly around my nose and the corners of my lips so, I picked products specifically for dry skin. (more…)

Review: Move From Brows To Face With HD Brows Blusher and Bronzer!


A little while ago HD Brows released a small line of makeup that don’t focus on the brows at all, yes that’s right they have launched Foundation, Blusher and Bronzer to go with their already cult Eyebrow products.

I received the Bronzer Number 2* and Blusher Number 2* about a month ago now and have been playing with them both pretty much on a daily basis and on one photoshoot and now I am ready to tell you what I think.

Both products are highly pigmented with a slight shimmer, a little of both of these really goes a long way. The Bronzer is especially pigmented so, if you are fair like me be very light handed. Unlike a lot of Bronzers this one doesn’t have an orange payoff which I love especially due to the fairness of my skin, as I mentioned before, although, I don’t think anyone wants to look like they have been rolling around in a bag of wotsits these days or am I wrong?
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Review and Swatches- Myface Cosmetics

myface.cosmetics has been getting some amazing press of late with celebrity followings from Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Kate Moss so, when I was offered the opportunity to review some of their products I jumped at the chance.

The great thing about this brand is they put their cosmetics into three categories Fair, Medium and Dark which means you can just shop your complexion. Now of course some of the Lip and Blush shades will suit an array of tones but they tell you which skin tone it was designed for. Arranging their cosmetics in this way means that once you have matched up your foundation you pretty much cant go wrong with anything else you choose, obviously providing you take your hair and eye colouring into account.

mymix Foundation £15.99

I received the mymix foundation in shade Fair 03 this shade was a tad too dark for me but with enough buffing I could just pull it off, I think I am more of a Fair 02. This foundation has a very light liquid texture, a lot like MAC’s Face and Body, with a medium coverage. This foundation has a lovely dewy finish and without a primer didn’t seem to sit in my pores at all which is a major plus.

R&B Rouge/Blusher £14.99

I received Lady Monaco which is part of the Medium complexion range however it looks lovely on my complexion. This blush is very pigmented so a little goes a very long way, the packaging is pretty nifty featuring a great sized mirror and a blush brush so, its perfect for popping straight in your handbag.

Blingtone Eyeshadows £12.99

I received Black Ice and Silver Screen. These shadows are stupidly glittery (stupidly in a good way) with hardly any glitter fall out when applied to the lid. You know what its like you buy a shadow like Blacktied from MAC which is lovely black with loads of glitter but, when you apply it to your lid its just a black shadow and the glitter is gone. These shadows keep the glitter as you will see from the pictures and that is without using a base at all. The silver shadow upon swatching doesn’t appear to be as pigmented as the black, it just seems to be silver glitter. The Black shadow I am completely in love with this out of all of the products is my fav, I have not come across a black shadow with so much pigmentation and so much glitter together in one tiny package.

Overall I really, really like this brand and would certainly like to try the rest of the Blingtone shadows and some of their lip products.

The great thing for you guys is at the moment myface.cosmetics are running a promotion which will entitle you to a full size mymix foundation with any order using code free-foundation (whilst stocks last) This is a great offer and certainly gives you the chance to try more than one item on your first order.

If you do end up ordering I would love to hear your thoughts.

Ems xo