Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bio Oil for scars and stretch marks

Now here's honesty for you!.. I have struggled with my weight on and off for years. I was a very slim child and when I turned 11 I SHOT up in height and was 5"10! This, combined with puberty and putting on weight meant that I got stretch marks unfortunately.

I have heard that they are hereditary however my Mum doesn't have one! and she has 2 children and is 68.. yes, i hate her! lol.. my Dad however, does have stretch marks but was obese his whole life ( until he lost 19st after gastric by-pass surgery 4yrs ago).. yes hate him too! it might be an old wives tale..

My stretch marks are on my stomach, hips, breasts and upper, I'm sounding so attractive here lol.. luckily they have faded over the years which leaves a silvery line as opposed to a more pink/red scar when they first appear.

Because I yo yo diet I still get red ones appearing..which is my own fault..but over the years I have used many products to help them fade..

Yes this is my stomach, although looks like I have an alien growing inside me with a bump? I have no idea what that is about but you can see clearly the silvery lines and darker pinker ones at the end where the skin has stretched of late..

I have found that Bio Oil really works in terms of fading new pink lines that appear:

I go the whole hog and buy the large 200ml bottles.. now, they are not cheap!.. this bottle costs £19.99!.. You can buy smaller bottles though, and they come in 60ml, 125ml also..they are available in Boots and Superdrug here in the UK.

Bio-Oil is designed to be massaged into your skin on a daily basis to reduce the appearance of uneven textured skin and is specially formulated for:
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Ageing Skin
  • Dehydrated Skin.

The breakthrough ingredient in Bio-Oil is PurCellin Oil and I use it on my face and body and any skin type can use it thankfully.. However I do find that on the face it can block your pores and make you break out if you have oily skin anyway.

It contains:
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Calendula Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Chamomile Oil
  • and has NO preservatives.

It does absorb really well into the skin and I am using it currently every night on my left wrist Kienbocks Disease scar to keep it smooth, hydrated and reduce its appearance over time.

The liquid is a pinky orange toned colour and definitely has a pleasant fragrance to it, I can definitely smell the lavender, calendula and rosemary oil!

I also use Palmers cocoa butter in solid form in a jar also availbe from Boots and Superdrug for between £2.99-£3.50 depending on offers..

It does work well too but not as good as the Bio oil and I tend to use this for drier areas on my body such as my heels, elbows and hands..but it too does help in stretch mark fading for sure!
I recommend if you do suffer from any of the above conditions to purchase yourself a small bottle of Bio Oil to test out as I do think it works although, like cellulite nothing will fully rid your body of scars and stretch marks unfortunately ladies.. ENJOY! xx

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

Hey peoples!...So..are you like me and cannot resit changing your nail polish every other day... yes I know its not good for your nails but I get bored really easily and as my collection grows I want to use all the colours Ive bought!!..the only downside to this is smelly horrid nail polish remover that  takes forever to work!.. I have tried all different types, the pads with oils which are cool but a bit messy.. and of course your bog standard remover used with cotton wool...

I have recently become a major fan of the brand Bourjois..available in Boots and Superdrug.. I love their cosmetic range and I was thrilled to pick up their new "Magic Nail Polish Remover"

It comes in a 75ml cute pink plastic round bottle and is priced at £4.99.. It claims to "Instantly removes nail polish. 1 second per nail*, without cotton wool!" which is kind of true lol...

I usually put a base coat on my nails, then 2-3 coats of my chosen colour, then a top coat.. so I can have 4-5 coats on my nails at any given time..and usually this will take a good few mins on each nail to remove.. I was very impressed when i immerced my nail in the sponge and did the "dip and twist" motion a couple of times, pulled out and it was nearly gone.. I did this maybe 3 times for a few seconds each go and my polish was all gone! HURRAH! I dont think its accurate to claim is takes 1 second.. more 10-20 but who the hell cares thats still ULTRA quick!

It says that is:

- Acetone-free formula - gentle on nails and cuticles

- Enriched with nourishing sweet almond oil
- Paraben-free
- Dermatologically tested

The oil residue left after you "dip and twist" is actually lovely, as when I use normal liquid polish my nails feel dry and brittle where as with this product they have a moisturised appearance which is fantastic.

This nail polish remover is AWESOME and I urge you all to go out and buy it as it really a "miracle remover" and no hassle to use! ENJOY!  xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Models Own Nail Polish in Utopia

I was debating whether or not to buy my first "nude" polish... Hmm..never really considered  nudey colour to wear on my nails as thought whats the point lol..but after a few tweets and some reccomendations I decided to buy one.. I went for Models Own Utopia!

This shade is hard to describe as its pastel eggshell with hints of grey and mauve...But I loved it! and found it to really look lovely.

Its a fun colour and lovely for spring..I may now purchase more nude shades to add to my collection..

Models Own Nail polish in Lilac Dream

So, as I was awaiting the arrival of the Essie Stand in Boots/Superdrug I came across Models Own..which Id seen loads but never bought..So I thought why not.. I was thrilled to find Lilac Dream

Its a soft pastel lilac shade and I adore it.. I HATE the lid and brush of models own polishes however.. The brushes are thin and the lis very rounded and bulky so it gives a feeling of not being in control of the brush movement when I paint with them.. I am willing to overlook this though as I love this colour and with only 2 coats needed its worth it...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Essie Nail Polish Mint Candy Apple

So.... I was on an Essie kick and couldn't resist buying the infamous Mint Candy Apple Its a delicious creme de menthe mint shade, sometimes looking more green, other times blue.. I think it all depends on the lighting..It looks more blueish in my video and pics definitely...But a lovely spring time colour which can be enjoyed  by all! x


Essie Nail Polish in Bahama Mama

Hi guys! so sorry I haven't posted in bloody ages... I'm recovering at my folks place at the moment from surgery so typing kills me as I have Kienbocks disease in my left wrist...( if your interested whatthe hell that is then look here lol )and makes texting, typing etc etc HURT!! anyway Im moaning on... I recently have become nail polish crazy and am thrilled that Boots and larger superdrugs now sell Essie polishes!! Hurrah!...

Thought I`d do some posts on a few nail polishes I got recently, 

The 1st is Essie Bahama Mama! 

Its a gorgeous warm, rich, creamy deep plum colour and is utterly gorgeous.. 

I love the width of the Essie nails polish brushes, they seem to glide on so easily and have no foul odour.  I bought it in Boots for 7.99 and I adore it.. Admittedly its not a spring colour, more for winter and Christmas time..but I love my deep reds plums and purples so for me its a winner!...Short video below! x