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(H.U.G.E) TAM Beauty Haul

Hello! I have been having a scroll through my own blog lately and seen a lack of make up, beauty and fashion blogs which essentially is what my blog started out to be. However being so busy with trips has made me write up diary blogs of my trips, mainly for my own memories. However I haven’t got anything planned now for a while so lots of beauty and fashion coming your way so don’t forget to follow me so you know when I upload!

I went a little crazy the other week on a website I was not familiar with at the time but is now my little love! For those of you that do not know what TAM beauty is then it is a website that stocks brands such as revolution, freedom, pro artists and a lot more brands I haven’t heard of! The website is CHEAP they were in sale when I made this order so I couldn’t leave some of the things I picked up as they were as cheap as £3/4.

The first thing I fell in love with was one of the Revolution blush palettes, I have been dying to order one of these for a while now so when it was on sale I just couldn’t say no. Plus super drug does not like my debit card as no order ever works for me so I never get round to ordering revolution. The colours of the palette are so pigmented I was so shocked as there is many blushers that have very little colour to them!

Another item I picked up was the Freedom Pro Blush & highlight palette. This palette is gorgeous, It has a mixture of highlights, bronzers and also two blushes in it so you are getting great value for little money. The quality of the product is very much the same as the Revolution blush palette, nice and pigmented. The only thing that puts me off the palette is the small pans.

I am all over concealer at the moment I think that its the key to a flawless finish especially on my blemish crazy skin. So I picked up the ProArtist concealer palette, this has so many shades in it to play about with. You have your greens and pinks for colour correction and also all your normal concealer shades. The quality of the concealers are not bad at all they do the trick I do find them a little bit thin so if you need a really high coverage concealer then this palette wont be for you but for just covering up small imperfections its great, especially good for travel.

Shock another highlighter that I do not need… I couldn’t resist when I seen this, the picture doesn’t give this palette enough justice. It is s highlighter trio palette from Revolution, the pigmentation of the product is fantastic and leaves a lovely light glow!

Last item I bought is a gift set, from me to me. The main reason I wanted this was for the product inside it, but you could buy the product alone to for near enough the same price so I opted for the set as it includes two brushes and a strobe stick! I can say Revolution brushes are AMAZING, I love firm face brushes as I find that they blend my foundation in the best. As for the strobe stick I am yet to try it out but from a quick swatch its beautiful. The strobe palette was the product I actually wanted and I can confirm its gorgeous lovely shine on the highlight!

Until I paid and had my confirmation through I had no idea that if you spend more that £30 they send you a goodie bag of stock (guess its what they don’t sell or have left), but cannot say no to a freebie. I must say I was shocked I was expected two items at the most but when 11 items were in the bag I was blown away. I’ll admit some of the items I have given away as they’re not my thing but some of the products that did come in the bag are beautiful. I wont list all of the products but here are some pictures.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post, if you enjoyed it don’t forget to give it a like and don’t forget to follow me.

Melissa

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Soap And Glory PORE REFINING MASK – review

When I saw these on Soap and Glory’s Instagram I could not resist so I was straight to boots and picked up the Pore Refining Sheet mask. Recently sheet masks are blowing up and every brand is bring out one or five different types.

I have oily skin, with blemishes and very dull skin so I am always looking for a mask that doesn’t leave my face oily!

I have to admit when I first opened the mask I was highly disappointed, it was soaking wet. I found it difficult to separate as it kept sticking and slipping out my hands, after separating the mask I popped it on my face to find it did not fit my face at all. It just didn’t fit the sides of my nose and my cheeks.

HOWEVER….

Despite the disaster so far, I wore the mask for 15 minutes like the instructions tell you. At first it tingles a little when you first apply the sheet to your face like a toner does sometimes, not uncomfortable more refreshing!  The mask has a fresh and fruity scent to it but not over powering, nor irritating to the skin!

After taking the mask off I dapped my face with a cotton pad just to get the excess product off my face.

My face 1 hour later is still soft, moisturised and my pores have reduced in size RESULT!

Would I buy this again?

YES. Really loved the result of this product, certainly the best sheet mask I have tried would recommend it over some of the other well known brands in Boots. Let me know your favourite sheet masks and thank you for reading!

Melissa

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The Best And Worst Skin Care For Oily Skin!

Hello! At the moment I am so obsessed with skin care and trying to make it look the best it has! This post is in collaboration with Julia I am going to tell you my best and worst for Oily skin and if you go visit Julia’s blog if you suffer with dry skin!

I have suffered with oily/spot prone skin since I was about 12/13, so I have tried out my fair share of face washes, scrubs and masks from drug store and high end products! Obviously everyones skin is different these may or may not work on my skin and might not on yours! So lets get started..

BEST

  • The Body Shop Tea Tree face wash- I have done a full review on this so click here to read more, but this is by far my favourite product for my oily/spot prone skin. I feel as if this products calms my skin helping ease my spots and clean my face! I suffer with hormonal break outs and I use this everyday and it certainly helps reduce the pain/size of the spots. It is only £6 from the body shop, they have a range of products if the face wash is not for you.img_0524
  • L’oreal Charcoal mask- Now I have tried majority of the charcoal masks available in boots, and this one if by far the best! You can see results straight after the first use, I find this mask helps to purify my skin and really helps unclog my pores! Depending on where you buy this from it ranges from £5-£7, I have hardly used any of mine a little goes a long way.18556320_1348311915248396_2227007549030620367_n
  • Benefit Boo Boo Zap- If you suffer from “teenage spots” then this one is for you, you know the big red spots that take up your whole cheek for about a week! I used to swear by this product, it helps reduce the redness and swelling of your blemishes. Its such an easy product to use, you just dab a bit on your finger and apply to the blemish! Its £14 from boots so a little pricer but you only need a little bit so lasts a while.Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

 

WORST

  • Sanctuary Spa warming Detox Charcoal Mask- I was so excited to try this product day after I instantly regretted it, I broke out with so many spots after using this mask! I only bought a sample size which was about £2/3. I really don’t recommend using this if you suffer from blemishes! Didn’t do anything to my face and also burnt my face.
  • Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment Gel- I bought this in a trio where I had a toner and face wash too and was so disappointed it just did nothing for my skin. I have always found Clean and Clear to sting my face when using it especially on blemishes! This product didn’t break me out but its supposed to ease your spots and it didn’t do anything to mine.img_0746
  • Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads- People always rave about Clearasil being a good brand. However I think it does nothing for my face like clean and clear it always tends to sting my skin on application, then leaves my skin feeling really oily! These are ok if you want something to freshen your skin up mid day but not as a spot/ oily skin treatment.

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Oily Skin DO’s

  • Try and have no make up days, this really helps your skin, so be confident and have a few no make up days.
  • Take your make up off to work out!
  • Don’t avoid moisturising, your skin will become dry with too many spot products.

Oily Skin DONTs

  • Avoid the tooth paste myth, some believe it helps whereas it really doesn’t all it does is irritate your skin and causes peeling
  • Wash your face with water instead of using face wipes as more pure!
  • Don’t overload on products, don’t be using 10 spot products on your skin at once as the more products the more chemicals are on your face!

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That is all for my Best and Worst products for Oily Skin, If you suffer from dry skin the jump over to Julia’s blog to view her post! Let me know what you love skincare wise!

Thanks for reading.

Melissa