Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up

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You’re looking for a range of make-up that isn’t harmful to your skin, but that still covers up your imperfections? Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up is what you’re searching for. Ageless Derma’s products are paraben free, anti-inflammatory and 100% mineral. Moreover, they offer a powerful sun protection to prevent damage to the skin. Not only Ageless Derma’s cosmetics will help you cover flaws, but they will also help you feel younger from within, brightening up your complexion with the help of numerous natural ingredients such as vitamin A, E and Green Tea extracts.

What makes the Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up range innovative and unique is the combined research of a team of experienced scientists and dermatologists and 100% natural ingredients, which will protect your skin from the sun and prevent any imperfection due to UV rays from forming.

The cosmetics in Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up range all provide anti-aging properties, natural sun screen and wrinkle prevention while being free of harmful parabens. This makes Ageless Derma’s product suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. Moreover, the Green Tea extracts found in all the products from the Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up line offer an anti-inflammatory effect while still being completely natural and healthy for your skin. Green Tea extracts offer a relaxing effect to your skin, preventing wrinkles from forming. The vitamins A and E which are also found in Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up have been known to be natural antioxidants which are crucial in skin cell renewal.

Expert dermatologist have claimed the superiority of mineral make-up on regular make-up. The former causes much less reactions to sensitive skin because it’s oil free, so it’s also suitable for acne-prone skin types. Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up is safe for women who suffer from eczema and roseacea as well.

The Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up line includes loose mineral foundations, mascara, pressed mineral eyeshadows, brushes, pressed mineral foundation, lipbalms, eyeliners, brow kits, pressed blushes, lipsticks in a vast range of shades. You will certainly find the shade of foundation that matches you perfectly! The main natural ingredients included in all the products are Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil and Lavender, which are known to have hydrating and calming properties.
You can make your skin feel and look younger just by using the right make-up products! Try Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Mineral Make-up line now!

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Batiste Dry Shampoo

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Batiste Dry Shampoo is one of a countless number of things I can't get hold of in Italy, not that I know, at least. I got my hands on this about two months ago in London and I've been using it ever since. I don't know why, but the dry shampoo market is basically non existing in Italy! 
I have extremely long and voluminous hair, and washing it is not one of my favourite things to do in the world. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, it takes me a whole hour to properly wash it and blowdry it, so I avoid washing it as much as possible (it's not as gross as it sounds, I promise). Thankfully, my hair starts to get a bit oily at the roots only on the fourth day, so I usually wash it every five days. Batiste Dry Shampoo has definitely been my saviour during these past weeks! You just need to spray it near your roots and  massage it in to get cleaner -or clean looking- hair in 10 seconds. The powder absorbs the excess oil immediately, making my hair look a bit fresher. The thing I love about Batiste Dry Shampoo is that it gives kind of a refreshing feeling when you spray it on. I also noticed it gives lots of volume to the roots. It doesn't leave a lot of residue, but if you over apply it can make your hair look a bit grey. Nothing that can't be fixed by brushing it, or massaging the powder thoroughly into your scalp! 
Overall I'm really pleased with Batiste dry shampoo and I wish they started carrying it in my country.. it saved my day more than once! ;)


MAC Girl About Town

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Girl About Town is one of MAC's most popular lipsticks, so when I had the chance to receive it in a swap I didn't think about it twice. Girl About Town is a beautiful blue toned fuchsia shade which I think looks quite good with my brown eyes and hair. It has an Amplified finish, which means that it's super pigmented. In only one coat, this lipstick is perfectly opaque, giving a slight sheen effect on your lips. Girl About Town is creamy, easy to apply and it glides on the lips like a dream. It doesn't dry out the lips at all, while lasting a long time on them. I absolutely love it smell, which is a gorgeous vanilla scent common to all MAC lipsticks! 
I think Girl About Town is a great shade for the upcoming Summer season! What do you think about it? Have you ever tried any other MAC lipsticks?

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Avène Eau Thermale

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Early in March, during a treatment session, my dermatologist deliberately decided to be cruel with me (just kidding) and apply a bit more glycolic acid on my face than usual. Oh, I wish she never did that! My skin had never been more red, and it burned like never before. I'm usually ready to do everything to get rid of my acne scars, but that time it was just too painful! When I noticed the burning feeling and the redness still hadn't gone away the morning after, I ran to buy the Avène Eau Thermale, or thermal water. I'd heard many good things about this product and my dermatologist had used it on me as well. I definitely was pleased with the purchase: after a few spritzes, my skin felt much better and looked better, too. This simple product -it's just water, after all- managed to calm my skin completely in a few hours and make it less irrritated. 
After that awful experience, I still use this product when my skin has random red patches, or if I have a breakout and I don't want to use anything harsh on it. You can use it to soothe your skin after shaving, as a gentle toner or to brighten your complexion. It's definitely a multi-tasking product!
I highly recommend Avène Eau Thermale to everybody, especially to those who you have sensitive, blemish prone skin. It's targeted to all skin types, it's not expensive and as I've mentioned before it's a very simple product, in the sense that there's not many complicated ingredients in it - just one, water.


Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream

The team of scientists and researchers behind Ageless Derma has found a way to effectively fight wrinkles and crow’s feet, and created the Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream to help you achieve a youthful, beautiful looking skin. This revolutionary product is the result of years of studies on stem cells, and it doesn not only eliminate facial wrinkles but also gives back elasticity and smoothness to the skin.

As all Ageless Derma’s skincare treatments, the Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream is made from natural, unharmful ingredients, such as Argireline, Matryxil 3000, PhytoCellTeC™, Sodium Hyaluronate, Syn-Coll, Vialox Powder and Coenzyme 10. Argireline attenuates muscle contractions, helping in the reduction of wrinkles in the forehead and eye area. Studies show that after applying Argireline twice a day for 30 days, wrinkles appear 27% less deep in average. Matrixyl 3000 boosts skin elasticity. PhytoCellTec™ is derived from the stem cells of a rare Swiss apple, the Uttwiler Spätlauber, and is known to improve the longevity of skin cells. It also protect the skin from UV rays and helps in DNA reparation. Sodium Hyaluronate has a fundamental importance in keeping the water balance in our skin, and it’s naturally present in our body. With aging, though, the Sodium Hyaluronate level gets lower, so it leaves the skin feeling more dry. The Sodium Hyaluronate 1% present in Ageless Derma’s Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream fights skin dryness by keeping in all the moisture. Syn®-Coll is a peptide that stimulates the production of collagen by 119% in average. In recent studies, Syn®-Coll has improved the appearance of wrinkles by 350% in a 34 days span. Vialox is a pentapeptide which blocks muscle contraction together with Argireline, and as stated in “Dermatologic Therapy1”, it has the same effects as Botox but is not as harmful: while Botox is injected into the skin, Vialox comes in cream form, so it’s much less dangerous and painful. It’s also really efficient in fighting skin roughness. Coenzyme Q 10 (Ubiquinone) is naturally present in our body and it’s an antioxidant which makes the skin keep in moisture; it enhances elastin production and prevents collagen from being damaged.

Ageless Derma’s Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream is a working alternative to Botox: it’s much less expensive, less harmful and more efficient. Moreover, while most of anti-aging skincare products out there contain irritating, harmful chemicals, Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream only uses organical ingredients and plant extracts, which can do nothing but good things to your skin.

If you no more want to look older than you really are and aim for a youthful and glowy skin, try Ageless Derma’s Stem Cell and Peptide Anti Wrinkle Cream and get rid of all your wrinkles!

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Real Techniques Expert Face brush





Back in February I'd finally bought the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, one of the most raved about products in the beauty blogging community. The Real Techniques line is designed by Samantha Chapman, one of the Pixiwoo girls. I don't own that many make-up brushes, but I think that I won't have to buy any more face ones after gettting the Expert Face Brush. I'm perfectly serious! This brush is the epitome of versatility. It has very thick and dense bristles, which makes it perfect for a flawless application of liquid foundation; it doesn't have a perfectly round shape but it's rather oval, so you can easily put blush on with it or even contour! The bristles are super soft, the handle assures a perfect grip, and it's even flat on the bottom so the brush can stand on a flat surface. It's just so convenient! From my description, you would expect this brush to cost at least as a MAC one, wouldn't you? Well, I only paid £9,99 for it. Amazing, right? I really want to try all the other brushes from the Real Techniques collection, especially the eye ones!

Have you ever tried anything from Real Techniques? What do you think about their products? 


Wishtrend Giveaway

Today I have a new giveaway for you guys! Wishtrend has kindly decided to sponsor this little giveaway, so go check them out! :) The prize is a Confume Argan Treatment Oil and there will be 4 winners. The giveaway will close on May 8th and it's open internationally.

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Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener

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You’ve tried everything to fight dark spots, but nothing has really worked? Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener, a clinically proved skin brightening cream, is your ally in fighting the appearance of any kind of hyperpigmentation on your skin.

Why do dark spots even appear in the first place? When the pigment in our skin called melanin goes out of control, we get dark spots. There can be different reasons why this happens – sun exposure which stimulates melanin production; some food, such as parsley and lime, that contain psolarens; acne scarring, and even pregnancy. Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener is a natural treatment cream created by an experienced team of researchers and scientists to bring you the solution to your problems and let you achieve the flawless skin you’ve always wanted.

While other face treatment creams can contain dangerous chemicals that can be bad for your skin and make the situation even worse, the Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener only contains natural ingredients: Alpha-Arbutin, Belides, BioWhite, BV-OSC, Net-DG and Niacinamide.
Alpha-Arbutine is a powerful skin whitener and evener which has been proved to work faster and more efficiently than other similar ingredients. Belides is an all natural lightening agent derived from daisies, which can also help to eliminate freckles. Biowhite is a skin whitener made out of plant extracts, such as mulberry and grape juice. It inhibites tyrosinase, an amino acid which induces our body to produce melanin. Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener also includes BV-OCS, a vitamin which protects DNA, encourages collagen synthesis and works as an anti-oxidant, other than serving as a powerful whitener agent. It’s also been proved to fight acne in 80% of research partecipants, and protect cells from dangerous UVB rays. Net-DG (or dipotassium glycyrrhizinate) is the best ingredient out there for soothing sensitive skin and inhibiting the release of histamine; it is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient derived from licorice roots, and it is known to effectively stop dangerous enzymes from destroying the connective tissue in the skin. Another main ingredient of the Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener is Niacinamide, an anti-inflammatory agent full of vitamin B, which has been proved to solve acne problems.

Since natural products like the Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener contain ingredients that can be damaged by contact with air, Ageless Derma has created a unique packaging with an airless pump to prevent any kind of corruption of the product, without the use of dangerous preservatives.
There’s no reason to risk or spend money on other useless, potentially harmful treatments – if you’re looking for a safe, all-natural and tested way to get rid of your skin’s imperfection, try out Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener now!

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Essence Cutie Mac Cutie

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Essence Cutie Mac Cutie is the newest addiction to my lipstick collection. I'd originally purchased it to be a giveaway prize, but unfortunately while I was in the store swatching dozens of lipsticks it fell, the cap flew away and the tip got broke :( nothing major though!
Anyway, Cutie Mac Cutie is a pink glittery lipstick with a frost finish; it has a creamy consistency and it glides on very smoothly on the lips. I really like its texture! It has an average staying power of 2-3 hours, after which it'll start to fade gradually. I think that it can look a bit too much if applied all over the lips; I like to dab it just on the center of my lips to make them look plumpier and more 'tridimensional'. In the photos, however, you see me with the product applied all over the lips, just to give you the idea of the shade and finish!

I think that it's a very nice lipstick for the (very, very) low price and I think that Essence should add more shades to their lipstick line, because there are just a few nice ones while the other look a bit dated and 'Nineties'.

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Have you ever tried any Essence lipstick? What di you think about them?


Tangle Teezer




Today I want to introduce you to a product that has completely changed my life since I started using it about a month ago: the Tangle Teezer! Designed by Shaun P, a hair stylist with over 30 years of experience, the Tangle Teezer is definitely an innovative hair brush. It has a kind of a strange shape: it doesn't have a handle, but it's designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hands. The bristles are not all the same length - some are shorter and some are a bit longer, and I think that's why it works so well! The Tangle Teezer is the best I've ever tried for detangling my hair. I have long and tangly hair, and for all my life brushing my hair has been something I dreaded doing. It basically meant struggling to loosen the knots and suffering for about 20 minutes! That also was one of the reasons I didn't enjoy washing my hair. I am sincere when I say that since I started using the Tangle Teezer, brushing them is a pleasure.

What do you think about the Tangle Teezer? Have you ever tried anything like it?


How to get natural pink lips

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Today I’m bringing you some tips and tricks to achieve better looking lips. Not everybody has naturally pink, plump lips - over time, lips can get darker or lighter. The reasons are various – stress, smoke, UV rays, less blood circulation in the lips, drinking coffee and so on. Anyway, dull lips can be transformed in rosy, attractive lips super quickly! You can achieve nice and smooth looking lips at home, using natural products you probably already have: before you ask for professional help, you can follow these simple steps!

Taking care of your lips
First of all, you need to exfoliate your lips: exfoliation increases blood flow to the lip area, so the lips will naturally look more rosy and plump. Try gently scrubbing your lips with a mix of sugar and oil. The grains of sugar will help remove the dry flakes on your lips, while the oil will nourish them and make them more plump. To do this, you can use a toothbrush or simply your fingers.
If you have the habit of constantly licking your lips, stop! Licking them will only make them drier.

Lightening your lips
Some good ways to lighten your lips are massaging them with a solution of lemon juice and almond or olive oil, or gently rubbing a slice of cucumber on them. You’ll soon notice that your lips look less dark and dull. If you notice your lips are getting darker, never forget to use sunscreen on them. Lips need protection from sunrays too!

Nourishing your lips
One of the most interesting “recipe” for getting good looking lips I found online consists of mixing two raspberries with a spoon of honey and two spoons of aloe vera gel, then applying the solution onto the lips for 5 minutes. You can do this even every day!
To make your lips more of a pink colour, you can apply carrot, beetroot, or pomegranate juice. The best natural ingredients to nourish your lips are honey, almond oil, olive oil, butter and milk. Also, try and drink as much water as you can: not only your lips, but your whole body will benefit from this.

Of course, you can also use make-up to achieve the perfect lip look. A very simple trick to make the lips appear fuller is applying lipgloss or a shimmery lipstick that’s lighter than the colour of your lips only on the center of your lips. Another way to make your lips stand out, especially if you’re wearing a bold lipstick, is applying a light concealer on the borders of your lips.

The last (and most obvious) piece of advice is: try and use lipbutters as much as you can! I always carry one with me and I apply it whenever I have free time. My favourites are the Nivea ones. They come in lots of different scents, they’re unexpensive, easy to get hold of and most of all they do their job! My absolute favourite is the Chamomile & Calendula one.

What’s your favourite way to take care of your lips?

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