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Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara

Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara

Benefits BADgal Bang mascara retailing at £21.50 for the full size and £10.00 for travel size.

Yes, I know, not the first time your hearing about this product. Benefit seem to be killing the mascara game recently and this new mascara is no exception.

Let’s break down the claims being made for this product.

“36-hour wear” ok so as for this claim I personally haven’t kept a mascara on for 36 hours I have kept it on for a 12-hour day and, not bad! It does wear down but I can say for sure not as much as other mascaras and even wears better for longer than some waterproof mascaras that I’ve tried!

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TURN UP THE GLOW

TURN UP THE GLOW

​MAC STROBE CREAM I’ve been wanting to try out MAC’s very own strobe cream for a while but never really gravitated towards the product too much, so I decided to purchase the smaller ‘travel sized’ cream for just £12.00 and immediately fell in love with it. I find myself reaching for this item more often than not.

I thought my skin would feel thick after using it however I couldn’t have been more wrong. The cream was silky and sooo smooth, it melts into the skin instantly and really does quite literally turn up the glow on those cheekbones, brows and the rest of the skin although if you are prone to an oily T zone which the majority of us are, then I would not recommend smothering this onto your forehead or chin (I made this mistake already and it was not too pretty.)

As mentioned, the consistency of the product is very smooth and silky and applies with ease and works well with just using your fingers for application, so no brushes are needed, the warmth of your fingertips is enough to work the product into the face.

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The Effect of Millennial's and Gen-Z’s on the Beauty/Cosmetic Industry

The Effect of Millennial's and Gen-Z’s on the Beauty/Cosmetic Industry

​Beauty brands are being challenged by social media posts by the millennial’s/Gen-Z’s as the norm is now changing as well as the meaning of beauty. In a way, millennial’s and Gen-Z’s could be seen as catalysts as they have affected the cultural movement that is happening in the world.

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GET YOUR SMOOTH ON

GET YOUR SMOOTH ON

What is it and what does it do?

The Clarisonic claims to do a few little miracles, this includes:

  • Removing six times more dirt, oil and makeup than regular cleansing. This means you can wave goodbye to blackheads and clogged pores!

  • Increases the absorption of your skincare products meaning that your skin can really draw in all the antioxidants from your creams and serums rather than sitting on top of the dead skin your body’s surfaces.

  • Reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles

  • It helps clear up dry patches and acne and creates a very even tone across the face and other areas which you use the Clarisonic.
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Mario Badescu Facial Spray- ‘Facial spray with aloe herbs and rosewater’

Mario Badescu Facial Spray- ‘Facial spray with aloe herbs and rosewater’

At a price point of £11 this spray is affordable, which is good news because it is a great product for everyone!

This product claims to be refreshing and hydrating spritz to revitalize your complexion throughout the day and evening. Okay so I’m just going to come out and say it, I love this product!

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7 Decades of Cosmetics & Makeup

7 Decades of Cosmetics & Makeup

Now isn’t it weird to think that before the 20th Century not many people wore makeup, the natural look was seen to be more beautiful! But here we are in the 21st Century where makeup stores pop up everywhere and we are all so tempted to buy a new product, whether it be a new palette or a new foundation. Now, the common looks/trends that many of us aspire to recreate via tutorials, well they have varied throughout the decades. It wasn’t all about contouring and highlighting.

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Siam Center in Bangkok

Siam Center in Bangkok

Shopping Bangkok is unreal. They’re just one step ahead. From the service you get all the way to the fine detail they put into the shop display, I’ve never seen attention to detail quite like it. I was walking through Siam Centre and this amazing skirt and jacket caught my eye, I was admiring how amazing the design was when I looked up realised the whole ceiling was made from wood, calved into skulls and flowers! I don’t know who the shop designers are, but the creativity and detail are something they don’t take lightly!

Let’s start with fashion…Asian fashion is amazing to begin with, they manage to balance the Eccentric fashion so well. Styling a plain white T, collets with the most amazing colourful trainers. Half the dresses I saw in the shops looked like they had just come from the met gala or fashion week

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NIP & FAB Dragon's Blood Fix Extreme Plumping Mask

NIP & FAB Dragon's Blood Fix Extreme Plumping Mask

​I love sheet masks full stop. Who doesn’t? It seems like they’ve just become all the rage, where have they been all this time! I’m traveling at the moment which makes them the perfect accompanist to take along with me.

The first face mask I’ve tried since being in Australia was the Nip + Fab Dragons blood fix hydration mask. For £7.50 the mask claims to hydrate - due to the Hyaluronic Acid and sooth and plump the skin. Perfect! Just what I need.

When I opened the packet it just looked like any other face mask, a white sheet… but after reading the instructions I realised this wasn’t the case.

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Air pollution – the modern-day curse for our skin.

Air pollution – the modern-day curse for our skin.

​Prof. Jean Krutmann (director at Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany), highlights a shift in what’s important regarding skin protection within the last 20-30 years. UV damage from the sun use to take the spotlight; these days, however, the potential dangers of air pollution on the skin is gradually creeping onto everybody’s radar. The scientific community is realising the harmful affects it has on our skin. Krutmann quotes “air pollution has the potential to keep us busy for the next few decades.” & it would do; with the increase in urbanization and industrialization.

Environmental tech firm Plume Labs found that Central London has already breached EU nitrogen dioxide limits on 127 days since New Year’s Day 2018, which means that 80% of the time, illegal levels of toxic air are cloaking Oxford Street.

What does this mean for our skin?

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Importance of a low pH cleanser?

Importance of a low pH cleanser?

Educating customers about their product with scientific information is a growing trend within the cosmetic market. Customers demand for products that deliver both immediate and long-term results, and what best way for brands to gain a customer’s trust by proving to them that they will see results by scientific evidence. This not only helps to build trust and loyalty to a brand, but also assists customers in building deeper understanding with their own skin. Take the COSRX low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (£8.90), the title of the cleanser already touches upon scientific information about the cleanser’s pH.

This type of marketing however, requires prior knowledge or an informed explanation on their website or on the product for those who are not already aware of the benefits that a low pH cleanser has. Nowadays, customers feel reassured when well-known influencers and bloggers test and recommend products to them, but a lot of the time, their trust is placed in sensorial evaluation, meaning, the appearance, texture, touch, odour the user can pick up on, This level of information is more surface level, and both brands and customers could really benefit from educating themselves with the science behind it all.

What is pH?

pH essentially is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution.

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