Origins GinZing Moisturiser Review

Monday, 30 September 2013

I've been on the lookout for a new energy-boosting moisturiser for a while now, in between college, applying to university, my job and my voluntary job, on average I'm racking up a 45+ hour week and my skin is paying for it! 
Origins promise us that: "Instantly hydrates and revs up radiance. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalised to create a healthy, vibrant glow. This lightweight, oil-free, skin energy drink, fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean, jumpstarts hydration levels". 
The highlight of this moisturiser for me is the fact that it's oil-free, meaning that there is no oily residue left over on the face (something I detest!) I truly do believe that this gives me that boost of energy needed on those difficult mornings. Another thing that I love about it is the amazing citrus scent that hits you when you open the pot, it smells like terry's chocolate orange almost!

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold Review

Thursday, 12 September 2013
After reading multiple reviews of the Colour Tattoo's online I decided that I'd have to buy one. I managed to find this on eBay for just £3.84 with free p&p! When reading the colour Pink Gold stood out in particular to me. Mainly it's a gorgeous light pink colour, but it has subtle gold undertones. The packaging it comes in is similar to the mac paint pots and also bobbi brown's cream eyeshadows. The packaging does make it seem like there is a lot more product in there than the 4g's there actually is!
The cream melts on contact with warm skin and applies smoothly onto the lids. I personally do find it difficult to get an even coverage on my lids, but I do believe this is a personal problem and not a problem with the product. 
I tend to use this as a base then use my Naked 2 Palette with it to create the finished look. As well as this if I'm just looking for something to quickly apply to my eyes I'll just use this on its own. As for the staying power I can't quite comment on the 24hrs. However, this did last me through an 11 hour shift at work and didn't show any signs of creasing so I'm pretty damn impressed by that. 
Metallic Pomegranate is definitely next on my list!
Maybelline Colour Tatto in Pink Gold // £3.84

Bioderma Sebium H2O Soloution Micellaire Review

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

I got two of these 250ml bottles from a little shop on eBay a couple of months back now for just £12.45! I'd tried the Sensibio version previously but for someone with oily skin I obviously opted for the Sebium when purchasing myself!
For me this is just a makeup remover. There's no denying it's the best makeup remover I've ever used but I wouldn't class it as a cleanser as some do. I'll use it to take my makeup off before I go ahead and use my Liz Earle cleanser (or whatever is my favourite at the time). If I'm feeling particularly lazy I will just quickly take my make up off with this then shove some moisturiser on.  I've read online that people find it a bit too harsh to use around the eye area but I don't have any problems with this at all. 
So what do you think? Is it really worth all the hype?!