Wish List Wednesday #2: Sunday Riley Skincare

Hi loves, if you read my first Wish List Wednesday post last week, I have decided to share with you a few special products that catch my attention every now and then. For the longest time now I have been eyeing up Sunday Riley Skincare, I’ve heard amazing things about their range and have been so intrigued to try it out. I am ‘sort of’ happy with the condition of my skin right now, but any improvement is always welcome. I am quite conscious that I have reached my mid 20’s now, I’m starting to take skin care a little more seriously as I know the investment now will pay off in later years.

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So if I haven’t harped on about it enough yet, I am getting married this December (more on that coming soon, so keep an eye out!). As with any bride, I want to look my absolute best for my wedding, it will be the most memorable day of my life thus far. So I am thinking about investing in some Sunday Riley skin care, as it seems to work really well for 90% of people who have tried it. I have my eyes on their skin oils, two in fact. I have heard amazing things about Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, which helps reduce the sign of ageing as you sleep and also helps correct signs of skin damage and every day exposure. Everyone says positive things about this oil, despite what kind of skin type they have, and I feel like my dry skin would lap it up. I think it has retinols in it, which scares me slightly as my skin hasn’t been exposed to it but I know it works wonders on people so I am keen to give it a go. It isn’t cheap at £85 for 30ml but I feel like it may be worth it. You can pick it up here.

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The second item on my wish list from the Sunday Riley skincare range is another oil, it is the Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil. This is an oil which is supposed to boost the radiance in your face, which I really need. My skin like I mentioned is dry and it becomes lacklustre so a boost of radiance sounds heavenly. The product mentions that is quenches thirsty skin, which is a great way to describe my skin so it definitely has been on my radar for a while now. I’m not sure why I haven’t taken the plunge and bought it yet, as I am tempted to straight after I finish this post! It retails slightly cheaper at £70 for 30ml and I feel like it will last a while. I would personally use this in the morning. You can pick it up here.

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My third and final product is one I discovered quite recently actually. As I’ve heard so many good things about the oil I was wondering if they had any good moisturisers. So I did a little research and came across the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream. The product contains Papaya enzymes which gently resurface the skin, eliminating dulling dead cells to reveal the more luminous skin underneath. How good does that sound? I’ve had really good experiences with gel creams, mainly Elemis Marine cream, so I have high hopes for this version. This cream is aimed at dry and dehydrated skin types which describes my skin perfectly. This retail for £60 for 50g, which would last me almost 3 months. Not cheap, but potentially life changing. You can pick it up here.

I hope you liked a second peek at my wish list, I think I might just pop over now to Cult Beauty and pick up some of the Sunday Riley skincare. Let me know if any of their products have been on your radar! I shall speak to you soon, Tanzina x

And ooh, if you haven’t seen my latest YouTube you can catch it below. It’s a haul video!

Changing Up My Skincare with Yes To Carrots

I’ve often talked about how I suffer from dry skin and how I am always on the look out for new products to try to help combat it. I had a fairly set routine for the last couple of years consisting of a lot of Bioderma products, and although they do work, I felt my skin was getting used to it and I also wanted to try something new and effective. The brand  Yes To, has come to my attention a few times, but I’ve just never got round to trying it. Today I wanted to share with you a few products from the Yes To Carrots range as I’ve been using them for over a month now and feel ready to share my thoughts.

Yes To Carrots review

Yes To Carrots Review

Yes To Carrots Review

A quick overview of the brand, just in case you haven’t heard of it. Yes To is an all natural beauty line using the benefits of fruits and vegetables to power products for our skin. They’re free from harsh chemicals and there are different fruit/vegetable ranges to suit all different skin types. My skin type is normal/dry so Yes To Carrots was the range for me. This brand really appealed to me as I had heard so many good things about it, and if I am going to try something new, the fact that it is natural and full of goodness, makes me less scared of reactions. Let’s get onto what I’ve been trialling.

Yes To Carrots Review

Yes To Carrots Review

Yes to Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream

I’ve been in the market for a new day cream and night cream, so I was really excited to try this product. It is very moisturising, you need the tiniest pump for the whole face (I’ve learnt this the hard way) and you get a completely shine free finish. I think that is something I’ve struggled with and put up with, the shiny finish most ‘dry skin’ moisturisers leave me with, so it was really refreshing to try something that didn’t give that. I was worried at first this meant it wasn’t moisturising enough but as my dry patches didn’t appear and my face didn’t feel tight throughout the day, clearly I was wrong. I am still testing it out, will let you know if this becomes a holy grail for me. This retails for here £9.99.

Yes to Carrots Fragrance-Free Intense Hydration Night Cream

I love how rich and soothing this product is, I’ve been applying it every night and each morning when I was my face my skin feels really soft. Again, for such a rich cream, this does not feel oily or greasy, instead it is very silky and feels like it really seeps into the skin. As I write this, I did actually forget to apply it last night and this morning my skin really felt it, my face has a tight feeling to it which I do not like at all. It’s fragrance free, which is great for people with sensitive skin, but I’ll be honest I would like a teensy bit more fragrance in it to make it smell nicer for me. But it is such a small complaint really, I’m not too fussed and it wouldn’t stop me from using it and benefiting from it. To be honest, it is probably a good thing as I am adding on less thing to my face. This retails here for £9.99.

Yes To Carrots Review

Yes to Carrots Exfoliator

Yes to Carrots Fragrance-Free Exfoliating Cleanser

This is a product I can give you guys a full review on, as you tend to get a feel for cleansers and exfoliators quite quickly. I’ve been on the look out for a new exfoliator for a little while now, and this couldn’t have come along at a better time. I can really tell this is an exfoliator aimed at dry skin, as it doesn’t strip my skin of moisture, the cleanser part is quite creamy and nourishing however the exfoliator part has the grit I crave to get a really good exfoliation of the face. I feel like it spreads really easily over the face, and it washes off easily too. As I do suffer from dry patches, I need something that can get rid of the dead skin that dry patches leave, and this is so effective for removing that. I’ve been using this two to three times a week, and I can say that I have noticed a definite difference in my skin and it’s radiance. Of course the change in my skincare as a whole contributes to that as well, but I used this product way before I started on the other two and even by itself I could see a change in the appearance of my skin. This retails for £6.99 here.

I feel like my first foray into a more natural skincare routine has been a largely successful one, and I have been really pleasantly surprised by the Yes to Carrots range. I think subconsciously I thought that with it being a stripped back all natural brand, it would lack the quality of the products I’m used to but I couldn’t be more wrong. I am still trialling out the moisturisers but so far so good. I can’t believe how affordable the brand is either, again I assumed because it is natural and has organic ingredients I would have to pay a little more than I am used to but I am glad to have been corrected.

I hope you liked my review of the Yes To Carrots range, remember even if you don’t have dry skin like I do, there is a range to suit every skin type so have a read here to discover yours. I’m really excited this year to try new skin care products and juggle up my skin routine so expect a skin care routine video in the coming months. Speak soon, Tanzina x

My Winter Skincare Favourites

Winter is truly here, and my skin has definitely acknowledged it. My skin hates this season, I get dry skin patches everywhere and my lips crack and bleed which is not attractive at all. It is really my fault, I get a bit slack with my skin routine, and before I know it is winter and my skin pays for it. Although I am now back being good with my skin care, I wanted to share with you all my winter skincare favourites that helped kicked start my moisturised skin goals. If it wasn’t for a close friend of mine recommending that I should check out some YouTube videos on how to effectively create a skincare routine and companies such as king cbd co, where I was informed of hemp based products that I may consider incorporating into my routine soon, I don’t think I would have any favourites to share with you guys. But I’m so glad that I decided to step up my game and I know my skin thanks me for this everyday.

Not only that, but by checking out a site like https://www.glossier.com/reps/rohini, you might be able to get some of your Winter beauty products for a discounted price. If that doesn’t cheer you up coming into Winter, I don’t think anything will.

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

I have never been one for body moisturising, I just concentrate on my face and have expected nature to take care of the rest. And it has, for a while, I got my body moisture levels tested at a PR event about 4 years ago and my skin was fine! However as I’ve aged (I’m 25 next week), my body has started getting quite dry and flaky. This Kiehl’s Vanilla & Cedarwood Body Lotion has been such a life saver, it is so rich and moisturising and it doesn’t feel greasy after use either. I used this after two showers, and noticed a massive difference in my skin condition. I am going to aim to stick at moisturising after my showers and hopefully that will help prevent the dreaded flaky skin from returning. You can find it here for £24.00.

Winter Skincare

Sometimes I am lazy, okay a lot of times I am lazy, and there are occasions where after my showers I just can’t be bothered to moisturise and I just slip straight into my pajamas. This is when the new Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour All Over Miracle Oil has been just amazing. I just quickly pump a few sprays on to my arms and legs and massage into the skin. It is so easy and so moisturising and I don’t get that guilty feeling of neglecting my skin. I also run this through the ends of my hair very sparingly, I spray it onto my hands and apply to my hair. I feel like this helps minimise frizz and also leave my hair feeling soft. Sometimes when I am really lazy, I spray directly on to my face and massage in and then head to bed. That is a bit naughty but it is better than not moisturising at all right? This is a fairly new launch for the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour range, and it retails here for £29.00.

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

Talking about Elizabeth Arden, I can’t write this post without including my all time winter skincare favourite – the original 8 Hour Cream. This is the answer to my chapped lips, dry patches and that horrible red sore patches around the nose. I can’t live without this, and it is also my other half’s favourite. He has stolen a tube from me and every time he misplaces it he accuses me of stealing it back! I’ve done a full review on it (here), you can pick it up here for just £11.95. Such a bargain.

Winter Skincare

Last but definitely not least, I adore face oils and definitely need to have one as part of my winter skincare. I’ve never really used anything ESPA previously so this was my first time exploring the brand and I have to say, I am really impressed. This is the ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum, which I’ve been using for about 3 months now. Essentially it is a serum, which is why I suspect it does not feel greasy on my skin at all. It sinks in quickly and when I apply moisturiser on top, my skin feels so silky and so smooth afterwards. I also really love the scent on this, it is very spa like and calming. I use it as part of my night time skin care routine as I feel like it is just a tad bit too pricey for me to be using it twice it day! It retails here for £48.00.

I hope you liked my winter skincare favourites, I am still trialling different brands every 6 months or so as I am searching for the perfect skin care routine but some of these products are definitely holy grail material (such as the Elizabeth Arden products). I’d love to know what your favourite skin care products are, please leave me a comment below. Tanzina x

Bio-Essence Jelly Makeup Remover

Hi loves, today I wanted to share with you all a very exciting offer that I really did not want you to miss out on. Some of you may be familiar with Cult Beauty – it is a website which is a haven for beauty products. On Sunday 28th of June (today), it is their 7th birthday and they have a special offer on to celebrate. The first 200 customer to place an order over £25 will receive a full size Bio-Essence Jelly Makeup Remover for free! Now what is Bio-Essence Jelly Makeup Remover I hear you ask, so let me explain.

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Bio-Essence is Singapore’s best award-winning skincare brand and it has finally launched on our UK shores. Featuring ingredients with three times the power of hyaluronic acid, Bio-Essence offers a paraben-free capsule collection comprising of five high performance skincare essentials. In my opinion, I think the Jelly Makeup Remover is definitely going to be the best seller, Alexia from Cult Beauty has already called it ‘the new Bioderma’. If you’ve been reading this blog long enough you’d know I am crazy about Bioderma!

Bio-Essence Jelly Makeup Remover is described as:
‘This gel makeup remover glides over the skin to dissolve even the most stubborn waterproof mascara, melting away smoky eyes with just one wipe. Paraben and irritant-free, this is safe to use right up to the edge of your eye without fear of irritation. An immediate pro kit-bag essential for 2015’

The best way for me to describe it is a jelly-water hybrid product that is very light and refreshing to use on the face. Recently I’ve been using this after work, and after a long hot day, it is so cooling to use. I find it does take a while to get rid of my mascara so I use a oil based eye makeup remover first but the rest of my make it breaks down very easily. It is very gentle and quite therapeutic to massage into the skin. You can splash it all off with water but I personally like using a flannel just to make sure I have had a deep clean. It is super easy to use and I can see why it is so popular and raved about.

I usually use a cleansing balm for my daily cleanse, but during the summer months I wear a lot less makeup than normal and don’t really need a heavy duty makeup remover. I need something light, that doesn’t dry out my skin or irritate it so this works perfectly. If like me wear quite a bit of mascara/eye makeup I would recommend you use eye makeup remover first and wash away the residue and the rest of your makeup with this cleanser.

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The Bio-Essence Jelly Makeup Remover retails for £16.00 here at Cult Beauty, but remember guys, the first 200 to spend over £25 today will get this for free!

I hope you liked my quick overview of the product, I didn’t want to go too in-depth as I mostly wanted to highlight this amazing birthday offer to you all. Hope you all have a great day and a happy birthday to  Cult Beauty! Love, Tanzina x

Escentual Haul

Morning! I recently picked up a few products from Escentual so I thought I would share with you all today my little Escentual haul. I always keep an eye out on the Escentual website and their social media as they tend to have some really good offers going on so I like to make sure I don’t miss out on a good deal. A few weeks back they had a 1/3 off French Pharmacy skin care and this just happened to coincide with one of my Bioderma Sensibio Light cream running low so I went over to the site to stock up.

Escentual Haul

I didn’t go too crazy as I know what I am like with skin care. I stock a lot of products up and then keep using my favourites over and over again meaning the rest of my stash gets neglected. Right now I am going through a process of using cleansing products up as I have amassed way too many cleansers for one person. Bearing this in mind, I had to restrain myself from going overboard so I ended up restricting myself to a £30 budget of which I only went over a tiny little bit. A tiny bit is forgivable in my books.

Escentual Haul

Escentual Haul

Firstly I went over to the Bioderma section to pick up my favourite day time moisturiser. I’ve been using the Bioderma Sensibio Light Soothing Cream a lot over the last year as I find it to be the perfect day cream for me as it is light and non-greasy and sits well under my makeup. I spoke about it here. I picked up two tubes as I do use it daily so I go through it quicker than any other moisturiser. I picked it up for £9.66 when it is usually £14.50. You can find it here.

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Next I picked the Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel as I was started to run a little low on mine. Again I spoke about this product here. I find with this a little does go a long way and it has lasted me really well even though it is only 15ml. I picked this up for £9.46, it usually retails for £14.20. You can find it here.

Escentual Haul

Escentual Haul

Finally I got my hands on my very first Nuxe product. I have heard great things about Nuxe but as I have way too much skincare in my collection, I haven’t really branched out to trialling any products from the range. I had heard great things about the Nuxe Reve de Miel so when I saw it on the Escentual in limited edition packaging I knew I had to pick it up. It is more on the pricier side for lip balms, retailing for £9.50, however when I picked it up it was a more affordable price of £6.33. So far I have only used this a couple of times but so far I find it really moisturising, non greasy yet I can still feel it on my lips hours later. I have high hopes for this product and hopefully will share my thoughts with you all on it soon. You can pick it up here.

I still am keeping my eye on the Escentual website, but I think this will keep my splurging habit in check for a few more weeks! Overall I ended up spending £35.11 which is pretty good I think. I think I’ve picked up enough skin care bits to satisfy that craving but I am on the lookout for a good exfoliator. I have my eyes on the Clarins Gentle Refining Exfoliation Cream and the Pixi Glow Tonic also perks my interest. What is on your skincare wish list? I hope you liked a little peek in my shopping bag, speak soon! Tanzina x