29.7.14

The Summer Skincare Update

The Summer Skincare Update
Legs:
Although exfoliation is key to any skincare routine, it is really time to scrub down this summer. Exfoliation helps you get a closer shave, it leaves your skin feeling and looking soft and also if your a fan of self tanning, it also helps it apply more evenly. Say goodbye to dead skin cells by choosing a gentle exfoliator and don’t over do it, twice a week will do the job. I love Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Scrub, but you can always opt for a home made scrub by mixing brown sugar with a little bit of olive oil - its just as effective! And don’t forget to apply your favourite moisturiser daily after jumping out the shower, as when your skin is moist your products will soak in much faster, I’m currently loving The Body Shop’s Coconut Body Butter

Schedule Treatments:
Book a brow wax, bikini wax, manicure, pedicure, haircut and facial. All of these treatments can also be done at home. Would you like to see some DIY skincare? 

Foot Care:
As the sun makes its return so do your sandals! So make sure they are ready to see the sun by preparing them with a good pedicure, whether that be at home or at a salon. Remove all dead skin cells from the bottom of your feet, by soaking them for 10 minutes in a bath, or bowl of warm water with a quarter cup of milk... yes you read that right, the lactic acid in the milk loosens dead skin. Then use a pumice stone to remove all the dead skin. I also like to use Soap & Glory’s Heel Genius Foot Mask, followed by my 360 foot file. Don’t forget to give your nails a cut down and shape and then follow up with your favourite nail polish and foot moisturiser and voilĂ  your feet are ready! 

SPF:
We should all be using SPF all year round, but as the suns UVA and UVB rays grow stronger now really is the time to invest in a decent SPF. If you are worried about breaking out with the use of an SPF opt for an oil free SPF - there are no excuses. I’m currently loving Soap & Glory’s Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield (SPF 50) which is currently on offer at Boots. You'll be thankful when you are 30 and still look 20! 
Lighten Up:
Pick a light weight moisturiser (or two, one for your face and one for your body) that won’t leave you all greasy but will still give you enough hydration. I recommend Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser and Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Face Balm. If you dont want to switch moisturisers you can always try mixing in a little rosewater (that always works a treat!). It is also an added bonus if your moisturiser has an SPF. On the note of spray products, opting for a spray toner is always a good shout come summer.
Luscious Locks:
The summer sun, the sea and chlorine can really dry out your hair, make your ends brittle and fade your hair colour! So get a trim, opt for a hydrating shampoo and conditioner and wear a hat. Simple.  Recently I have been loving running Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave In Conditioner (currently £3.99!) through my hair once I have come out of the shower. You can read my full review on this product here

What are your summer skincare essentials? 
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27.7.14

The Sunday Post #1: Top 10 Beauty Blogs

The Sunday Post  #1: Top 10 Beauty Blogs
Many of my evenings are spent on the net, scrolling through my subscription box on youTube and trawling through the endless amount of blog posts on my Bloglovn’ feed. I love a good beauty post and youTube video, in fact I would pick the net over TV any day! I think we can all agree the internet is saturated with beauty blogs, some of which are quite fabulous! So this weekend I want to share with you my current top 10 beauty blogs... 
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25.7.14

Beauty Product Empties #1

Beauty Product Empties #1

With beauty products taking up a vast amount of my storage space, I have found it extremely satisfying and rather detoxifying to finish up a handful of beauty products! I have been trying to make my way through my beauty stash and use up the products I already own, before going out and buying something else (as I will admit, I probably have enough body butter, shower gel and face masks for myself, sally, dolly, polly and molly!). So today I have a beauty product empties post for you! And now I can finally chuck away all of the above and start collecting what is effectively my rubbish all over again, for my next empties post! 

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21.7.14

Advertise On British Beauty Addict // August


Today I have something a little different, I’m talking ads. As I have now finished University (graduating tomorrow!), I will be accepting advertising again here on British Beauty Addict! I’m now taking adverts for the month of August. Below you will find a breakdown of the cost and what is included.
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18.7.14

Worth The Hype? Escentric Molecules 01

Worth The Hype? Escentric Molecules 01

Escentric Molecules 01 has to be one of the most talked about perfumes and one, which at the time, I had to have. I love perfume, in fact, I’m a bit of a perfume hoarder and like to keep the boxes and bottles after use... why you ask? Well, I’m not all that sure myself! And although Escentric Molecules 01 it’s a firm favourite of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Daisy Lowe, I must say it isn’t a favourite of mine. 
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14.7.14

Rio Nail Art Pens // Review & Giveaway

Rio Nail Art Pens // Review & Giveaway
Rio Nail Art Pens // Review & Giveaway Rio Nail Art Pens // Review & Giveaway

The internet loves nail art. There are hundreds of Pinterest boards filled with the most incredible nail art designs, along with a handful of Intsagram accounts and not to mention my favourite nail art blog One Nail To Rule Them All, which is written by Alice and features some of the most pretty and creative designs. And although I’m a lover of nail art, I must admit I haven’t attempted it myself in a long time. But gone are the days of nail art being just for 9 year olds and the 90’s! So when I got contacted and asked if I would like to give the Rio Proffesional Nail Art Pens a go, the 9 year old in me couldn’t say no! 
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9.7.14

Charles Worthington Hair Healer Leave In Conditioner // Review

Charles Worthington Hair Healer Leave In Conditioner // Review

My hair care routine is pretty simple consisting of just shampoo and conditioner. But recently I have been loving the Charles Worthingtons Hair Healer leave in conditioner, from the moisture seal range. Firstly it smells pretty darn good, next time your in boots give it a sniff, I will be surprised if you don't like it! Charles Worthington products seem to smell intoxicating! But the product itself is great. It has a gel-cream formula and is enriched with argan oil. I like to apply it to towel dried hair, working a small amount though the mid length to the ends, avoiding the roots, as it can leave them looking a little greasy. And once my hair has dried, it is left feeling smooth, silky and very healthy looking (without any crunchy, solid chunks of hair, like I have got from using other leave in conditioners in the past!). It also makes more hair more manageable which is always a bonus! 

Charles Worthington Hair Healer Leave In Conditioner // Review
Charles Worthington Hair Healer Leave In Conditioner // Review

I don’t have one negative thing to say about this product! If you have dry or damaged hair or just looking to try something new, this product is really nice. On occasion I skip conditioner in the shower and just use this product instead. It is an intense conditioning treatment and it works wonders. No other hair product I have tried has ever made my hair feel so soft and look so healthy! I must admit I’m having a bit of a love affair with CW hair care products at the moment and I will certainly be heading back into Boots and scanning the CW range for my next hair care purchase! 

What’s your favourite hair product? 
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6.7.14

MAC Eye Shadow x15: Warm Neutral Palette // Review & Swatches

MAC Eye Shadow x15: Warm Neutral Palette // Review & Swatches

With neutral palettes taking centre stage, it was only a matter of time before MAC came to their senses and released a couple of pre made palettes themselves. Earlier this year MAC released two pre filled neutral palettes consisting of 15 eyeshadows, 1 warm toned and 1 cool toned, both of which are permanent. When I saw that these palettes had been released online, I was excited. As a devotee of MAC eyeshadows there was no doubt in my mind that I had to get the warm neutral palette. I didn’t even question my need for any more eyeshadow (defiantly not necessary). I was sold. Sold not only because MAC eyeshadows are possibly the best of the best, but also the fact that in the palette, there are shades which, at this time, are exclusive to the palette. And I’ll admit now, that I’m that girl that likes to sit down and attempt to recreate eyeshadow looks as seen on youTube, Instagram, Pinterest and from my latest glossy magazine and layer shadows, create looks and get creative. So I parted with the £49.50 and bought it. And I will be honest and say I very rarely walk away from a MAC counter having spent less than that. And I don’t regret my purchase! 

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4.7.14

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Pen Black // Review

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Pen Black // Review

Move over Benefit Cosmetics! Your not the only one who has released a gel liner pen! Maybelline have created their first Catwalk inspired eyeliner, which has made creating the prefect cat eye far easier for all makeup lovers for under £10! I rarely go a day without wearing a feline flick and I have been experimenting with new eyeliners for the last few months and although I much prefer gel liner over liquid, lets just say Im a little lazy and like a quick and easy application, without the fuss of having to clean the brush after. 
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2.7.14

OPI Gwen Stefani Rock Starlet Minis // Swatches & Review

OPI Gwen Stefani Rock Starlet Minis // Swatches & Review

Let me start by saying that these polishes may look a little bland in the box, but they are actually very deceiving, as this OPI set doesn’t disappoint! This limited edition set is OPI’s latest celebrity collaboration with Gwen Stefani, which hit the shops back in January this year. OPI in my opinion is the Queen of nail polish. It is the one brand which I rate above Ciate and Essie polish, as it’s one of the only nail polish brands that I find doesn’t chip on me after a couple of days. 
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