Superb Skinn Cosmetics

Today on the blog I will be writing about the company called Skinn cosmetics. This company was created in 2002 by Dimitri James who is a professional makeup artist and a licensed esthetician. Dimitri has worked both on the runway, red carpet, Television shows and magazines. Skinn cosmetics is a line of premium skincare formulas and colour cosmetics.

Skinn Cosmetics motto was to make the finest skincare formulas and to bring them to the world at prices that everyone can afford. They use organic farms to grow the ingredients that go into the products as they like to focus on what goes into the jar and how it will make you look, not how the jar looks. Skinn cosmetics likes to incorporate the methods of mothers and grandmothers who made their own soaps, creams and masks in their homes using pure, natural ingredients. What is so unique about Skinn cosmetics and differentiates this company from the others currently available is that they use the classic traditions and combine it with the most advanced technology and delivery systems available. The products produced from Skinn cosmetics are famously full of actives, there is no use of unnecessary water, fillers, or excess packaging.

The Company built its own production facility at the headquarters in Southern California to ensure the highest quality was produced. Through very hard work, Skinn is a top selling international brand on Evine live (USA), The Canadian shopping Channel and Television shopping Network in Australia. With those successes it is also notable to add that the company is expanding into new international territories each year. To purchase any of the cosmetics they are available through www.skinn.com, live televised home shopping and exclusive, privately owned spas throughout North America. This company keeps overhead very low meaning that they don’t have expensive retail shops, there will not be costly magazine of prime TV adds either. The company prefer to put any money they have back into the actual product, after all the company does pledge “what counts is inside”. They strive to bring intelligent, inspired and innovative skincare products. The company are so confident that you will see a difference in your skin.

 

After reading about this company I was intrigued to try some of the products out for myself. I contacted the company and they kindly sent me out Caviar lip cream in shade Bare, Plasma concealer in Shade light and Plasma Foundation in Shade Cool Buff.

 

As the company states they don’t spend a lot on advertising or packaging which is a good idea. The products speak for themselves and don’t require fancy decorated packaging. I usually use liquid foundation as I like to have a good coverage on my skin without blocking my pores or making my face feel that it is caked in makeup. I was interested to try the companies plasma foundation as it states that it will never crease, cake or clump, leaving you looking naturally flawless. I am always up for trying new products and especially when the products have benefits for your skin. This foundation is packed with Omega 3,6,9 and 12 fatty acids, this allows the pigments to suspend themselves over pores, imperfections and wrinkles. This sounds just like what I have been looking for over the years. The foundation also includes argan, rose hips and flax seeds oils. Which refers back to the old traditional ingredients that they took inspiration from in previous years from mothers and grandmothers who made their own home products.

 

On initial application of the plasma foundation, I was a bit wary as it didn’t look like it would apply greatly in an even coverage way nor did it look like it would cover any flaws in my skin. I applied the foundation with a normal foundation brush and chose to do gentle swipes and by doing this I was able to build on layers as required. The foundation was so light it almost felt as if there was just cream being applied to my face. The colour was spot on for my skin tone. I usually struggle with foundations being close to my skin tone but was absolutely thrilled when this foundation was the perfect match. I feel that this moose like texture is great as it won’t spill on the floor if it is accidently knocked over. It is very handy for packing in hand luggage as it is not a liquid either. The packaging and the foundation are both very lightweight and don’t take up much room in a makeup bag.

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Plasma Foundation in shade Cool Buff (Skinn Cosmetics Website) $28.00

 

As the product clearly stated that it doesn’t crease or feel caked on, I can vouch for this claim. I wore this foundation for over eight hours with no complaints of feeling allergic to the ingredients or any signs of it looking or feeling caked on my face. Instead it looked like I wasn’t wearing any foundation at all. Usually in the past with foundations I get an itchy sensation which instantly makes me want to take it off my face but can safely say that this didn’t happen with Skinn cosmetics plasma foundation.

I also used the Skinn Cosmetics Plasma concealer again applied this product with a concealer brush and it applied very well. No clogging into wrinkles or making my eyes look heavy. It was very light and again had a great colour match and did exactly what concealer is supposed to do – cover darkness under eyes! When I eventually did wash off these products my face felt smooth and not oily. I feel that the natural ingredients in the products were giving my skin the nutrients they were missing and feel that by continuing to use these products not only am I looking great but my skin is being looked after also.

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Plasma Concealer in shade Light (Skinn Cosmetic Website) $21.50

 

 

I finished my makeup look with the Caviar Lip Cream. This product is amazing. The lip cream is formulated with extract of Caviar, it makes your lips appear firmer, smoother and younger. The ingredients give your lips hydration too. The lip cream applies easily to your lips without smudging or patchy. The bare colour I chose is perfect for creating that nude look. It isn’t too light or is it too dark. It did last for a while on my lips before I had to reapply it. Again my lips felt really good from using this product. If you prefer lip products to not have a smell then this really is for you.

 

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Caviar Lip Cream in shade Bare (Skinn Cosmetics Website) $22.00

 

I would like to thank Rachel for giving me the opportunity to review this fantastic company . I hope to work with Skinn Cosmetics again in the future. I highly recommend their products and feel that more companies should take note from them. This company will be a great success.

 

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Finished makeup look 

 

For more information about Skinn and the products they sell please visit, www.Skinn.com

Or follow them on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/skinncosmetics/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skinncosmetics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skinncosmetics

 

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The Breath-taking bralette

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. Today I am going to be introducing you all to my personally handmade bralette. The bralette was designed and made by Rebecca Jayne, from the Midlands, who is also a very good blogger might I add.

Rebecca Jayne offers the made to measure bralette which is great as you know that it will definitely be a good fit. The bralette comes in lace and in two colours, pastel mint green or black. I chose the black option. The bralettes are very eye-catching and can be worn a number of ways depending how daring you are! You can quite simply just wear them as a bra but bearing in mind that there is no under wiring  so maybe best to do this if you are small busted. You can wear them under shirts and leave the top button open to create a flirty and sexy yet sophisticated look with just a little of the bralette to peer through. The possibilities really are endless.

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My bralette was beautifully presented 

The lace design that Rebecca uses is so beautiful and very elegant. The bralette that Rebecca designs are a great essential in your wardrobe especially as they are made to measure. Rebecca takes great care in designing her bralettes and you can see how much time and effort she really does put into each piece that she makes. With her having a great love of fashion it reflects in her work.

 

I chose to take my bralette on holiday with me to Gran Canaria. I felt that the design and the landscape would complement one another.  The sunshine in Gran Canaria is also very flattering! I have attached a few images of the bralette so you can see for yourselves how beautiful they truly are.

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Black Bralette. 

 

 

I would like to take the time to thank Rebecca for creating and designing my very own bralette and urge you all to check out her work and blogging. She really is a true talent and very professional. Links to Rebecca’s work are below. I hope to get the opportunity to work with Rebecca again in the future.

 

Thank you all for reading and as always get in touch with comments/questions etc. Collaboration requests are always welcome. If there is something you would like me to review do get in touch.

http://rebeccajayne.co.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/_rebeccajaynee/

 

 

HOUSE OF WONDERLAND AKA H.O.W

 

House of Wonderland was started by Tess in 2012. Tess’s mission was to start up a quirky jewellery brand in the heart of Edinburgh. The company now includes accessories and gifts.  In 2015 H.O.W relocated to Berwick- Upon- Tweed. Tess uses local designers and sources materials from local / independent shops.

House of Wonderland now offers the first jewellery club in the UK. It is really easy to join the club and there are a few options to choose from. If you are wanting to try the jewellery club but don’t want them monthly you can order a one of box which costs £19. If you would like to try a trial period there is a three month subscription which costs £50 and finally if you would like to receive a jewellery box every month it costs £17 per month. Every month there is a different theme and a guest designer.

 

I was lucky enough to have been sent a jewellery box and the month’s theme was 50’s Diner. On first inspection of the jewellery box it was filled to the brim with goodies. You certainly do get your money’s worth and more. The planning that goes into the theme for each month, the designing, the creating and sourcing a designer to feature really shows how much pride and joy that Tess puts into her business. You do get great customer service and you truly are valued as a customer. Her communication is very good and she keeps you updated with how things are going and when your box is being delivered.

As I mentioned earlier the jewellery box was filled to the brim with so many wonderful items. I hear you all asking “what was inside the box?”  In the jewellery box included:

  • Metal Vinyl Record Charm Necklace (RRP £10)
  • Vintage inspired diner large magnet (RRP £6)
  • It’s only Rock n Roll A6 art print (RRP £6)
  • Metal pink fabulous badge (RRP £5)
  • Large red hair bow from Miss Cherry Makewell (RRP £3.49)
  • Make your own burger garland kit (RRP £8)
  • Mini burger candy (RRP £1)
  • Pizza wish bracelet (RRP £4)
  • 50’s diner sticker pack (RRP £5)
  • Burger cross stich pattern from Geeky Stitching Company
  • HOW Newsletter with Miss Cherry Makewellinterview
  • A clue to next month’s theme

 

I personally feel that this box is a great idea and you can see how unique it is from any other monthly subscription out there. It gives you the chance to own quirky jewellery that you won’t get from the everyday shops. It is also a great opportunity for up and coming designers to showcase their designs and to gain new customers.

 

 

 

I have had so much fun wearing the jewellery and have had so many compliments regarding the pieces. The jewellery really does work well for day time and evening outfits. Go on and treat yourselves.

 

 

I am so excited to seewhat the other themes for the months are and I hope that you will all go check out HOUSE OF WONDERLAND and even subscribe to the jewellery club. It really is a great investment.

Fabulous badge featured top right and bottom left. Pizza bracelet bottom right.

I would like to thank Tess at HOUSE OF WONDERLAND for sending me my jewellery box it really was a fantastic opportunity and I hope to work with her again in the future.

 

Thank you all for reading. As always if you have any questions or recommendations please do get in contact with me. For collaborations please email me.

 

 

 

To check out Tess’s wonderful company please follow the below links:

how-store.com

https://www.facebook.com/houseofwonderlandofficial/

http://houseofwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/

http://jewelleryclub.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/HOW_Online

 

 

Beauty Burst Event 

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I’m writing about something completely different . I was very excited to have been invited to my first blogger event. The event was a local one , in the Overgate Shopping centre in Dundee. It was such a great feeling to have been asked to attend and to be able to help out at it as well.

The event was all about beauty- Beauty Burst. This event was organised solely by Metta who I feel deserves a lot of praise for putting on such a fantastic event. There was so much going on with live demonstrations from make up counters , discounts in stores, local cocktail bars handing out samples , a live DJ, fashion shows and a swap shop to raise funds for a local charity.

On the night itself I was helping out in the swap shop, this was a great idea and allowed members of the public to bring in any unwanted pieces of clothing and to buy new pieces from what other people had brought in. The customers were required to purchase tickets which costed £2 for five tickets. The customers could also give donations to the charity as well. This idea worked very well and there were a lot of donations handed in, some items were brand new with the tags still on. People were really enjoying the idea and agreed that it was good to help out a local charity and in return get new clothing. For some of these people it was last minute holiday shopping .

It was great to have had something like this in the Overgate and people were enjoying themselves. It was also a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers from the area.

I am looking forward to hearing how much money was raised for the charity. I will leave you all with photographs from the evening. Thank you Metta for inviting me. I look forward to future events at the Overgate.

Thank you for reading.