First Impression Friday

First Impression Friday (on saturday!) ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

I was meant to get this up yesterday but was soooo busy.. so here it is today, my First Impressions on the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed!:)

What Soap & Glory claim

• 1-MINUTE HOT PORECLEAR™ TECHNOLOGY – a fast-acting, smoothing and polishing blend of micropumice, salicylic acid and hot clay, which activates with water contact
• GLYCERIN – to help skin feel soft and supple
• unique COLOUR-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY – (blue indicates when it’s activated)
• PLUS surface-polishing micro beads
• use weekly on areas susceptible to blackhead build-up
• strategically formulated for oily/combination skin

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What I thought

In Boots it retails for £11.50 and for that price you can’t really say no to trying it.
I first heard about this product from The Makeup Chair on YouTube (definitely check out her channel!!). I always go by her recommendations as she always trials products thoroughly before! 🙂

Although this is only a first impression I really loved the results. My skin felt lovely & soft. Also, I have some blackheads on my nose, they seemed to be reduced.

When you first apply this its a creamy coloured product, with a cream like texture and micro beads for exfoliation. Once you start rubbing it into the face it turns a blue colour. This means the hot poreclear technology has been activated. To be honest you can tell it’s working as your face feels warmer. It does feel strange for a minute or so.

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You leave it on for about 3 minutes, it makes your face a bit stiff but is tacky to tough. After the time was up I just washed it off using a muslin cloth & patted my face dry with a towel.

Overall I really loved this product after just one use, I’ll definitely keep you updated on how I get on with it.

Have you tried this product? 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Weird but wonderful!♥

Hi Beauties ☼

Recently I have struggled with my skin, in particular my legs, they have been so dry & when I try to shave they’re so itchy!! BUT. I have finally found a solution.. what is this saviour I hear you ask? Mens shaving cream. Yes, I know it’s for shaving anyway, but most people don’t usually think to use mens shaving cream (as there are brands that make it for women!). I thought well its great for the face so I’ll try it on my legs & it worked.

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I received this Dove Men + Care Sample with an order I made, but my boyfriend doesn’t clean shave so I stole it 😉 it turns out, its been well loved! At first I didn’t think it was going to do the job, as it is quite heavily scented with quite a musky ‘male’ smell, my skin doesn’t usually agree with highly scented products.

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It is pretty self explanatory in how you use it, it is a cream product you can use wet or dry, but I find it best wet as it creates a lather on the legs which leaves very very soft & smooth legs! YAAAAY!! 😀 I’ve also tried this on my underarms & other areas, it does wonders, it leaves the skin so silky smooth & soft, I just can’t get enough 🙂

After trying this male shaving cream I’m in the market for a good ladies shaving cream, let me which ones you guys like so I can try more! 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Review: MAC Prep & Prime!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

Last month I received a sample of MAC’s Prep & Prime – I applied for it through MAC’s Facebook page; they must have had some sort of promotion for it as they were giving quite a lot of people the chance to apply for the sample. Anyway, I was soooo excited when it arrived in the post. Inside a shiny black parcel envelope was my MAC sample, it came in a cardboard box like casing (pic below) & obviously had MAC’s embellishing on it.

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I thought it looked so cute, the packaging is so sleek & small as this is a 6ml sample! Which to be honest, is a decent sized sample 🙂

What MAC claim:

An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the lay-down and application of foundation or powder.

Do I agree with these claims?

Yes, I’d say I do agree with these claims. When you apply Prep & Prime you can feel that silicone feel to it, however, when you squirt out some of the product it looks more like a cream. This is what I think ‘calms and soothes the skin’, which I’d agree it does as I have felt no irritation on my skin what-so-ever since using it 🙂

The fact that this is a cream-y silicone formula does ensure your makeup glides on effortlessy, while smoothing over pores & any imperfections.

Does it keep oil at bay? Yes I’d definitely say it does. I get quite oily in the t-zone & when I’m wearing this my makeup stays perfect pretty much all day (or longer than it would without primer!)

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Here you can see that the formula of this product looks like a cream, however, the texture once you rub it on your skin is that of a silicone based primer (which it is!). The below image shows how smooth & soft it makes your skin look. Yes I did apply way too much on my hand, but I wanted it to be visible in pictures.

wpid-20140802_202737.jpgAs you can see it looks so soft on the skin. I used a bit too much on my hand as you only need a pea sized amount for your whole face.

Although I think Prep & Prime is a great product, I couldn’t ever justify spending £21 on the full size (30ml) as my GOSH Primer is soooo good. It practically does the same as this for a fraction of the price (click here for my GOSH Primer Review). Despite the fact I wouldn’t buy it, I would definitely recommend it if you can afford it. It is a fabulous primer & I will definitely continue to enjoy my sample!!

Overall I give MAC’s Prep & Prime a 4.5/5, I absolutely love the product, I just wish I could warrant spending the money on it. I highly recommend you give it a go if you’re wanting to try a high-end primer 🙂

Have you tried MAC’s Prep & Prime? If so, what did you think of it?

Thank you beauties for reading, have a fabulous day xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤