Tuesday, 23 June 2015

LACURA BEAUTY PRODUCTS | ALDI | REVIEW.

For anyone that has never heard of the brand Lacura before, it's a brand that is owned by one of the supermarkets in the UK called Aldi. Now I didn't even know that they stocked beauty products, skincare etc. until this year and I was so eager to find out after reading some pretty amazing articles online, especially about the Multi Intensive serum that is listed below, which is always out of stock and has some of the best reviews online. Most of the Lacura products are rumoured to be better than a lot of the drugstore products such as Boots No.7 and I've used their skincare range on and off for quite some time, so imagine how excited I was when I received these through the post. Now not only do these products have amazing reviews, they are soooooo affordable it's untrue.

LACURA Q10 RENEW | NIGHT CREAM £1.99*
Lacura Q10 Renew is an anti-wrinkle night cream that helps optimise skin structure, improve the skins elasticity and is proven to reduce fine lines/wrinkles when used regularly. Now anyone that knows me will know that I'm a sucker for a good night cream and that there's very few nights that I've gone to bed without applying one. Q10 Renew is to be applied to your face on a night time after you've removed your make up and cleansed your face. Now the first thing I noticed was the smell of this product it's a little 'old lady' but it soon disappears, which I can pretty much deal with. The consistency of the moisturiser is quite thick, but I find that even though it's thick it does sink into the skin quite quickly (yay, it won't ruin my pillow cases). Since using this cream I have noticed that my skin tone looks more even, my face feels very hydrated first thing in a morning, which it never really does as I suffer with dry skin. So I'm definitely impressed and I'm going to keep on using it to see if my wrinkles budge on my forehead. The packaging doesn't look like your typical £1.99 moisturiser either and it beats some of the dearer moisturisers that I own. The only thing I dislike is the frosted glass, but I've never liked the feeling of it.

LACURA AQUA-COMPLETE | MULTI INTENSIVE SERUM £3.49*
Lacura Aqua-Complete Multi Intensive Serum is aimed to improve the skins elasticity and help the skin appear and feel a lot smoother. When I was having a little look online before I received the product I was so surprised at some of the reviews that people had left about this product. No lower rating than a 4.5/5 and most people preferred the product to their high end ones such as Chanel, Kiehl's etc. So I couldn't wait to try it as there's such a big price difference when you think £50 to £3.49 isn't they? Now I've been applying 2 pumps of Aqua-Complete in a morning before applying my make up and I can't believe how hydrating it is for my skin. It's left my face feeling and looking a lot better than it usually does put it that way. The formula is very light weight and has a gel'ish texture to it, which is perfect if you're an everyday make up wearer like me. It sinks into the skin really quick without it leaving that heavy cloggy feeling, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing anything on your face, yet you're getting all the benefits? The scent of this one kind of reminds me of an old favourite of mine, which is Estee Lauder Day Wear, it has such a gorgeous fresh scent to it without it being too over powering and again the only dislike is the frosted glass, I love the fact that it has a pump dispenser though, much more hygienic. Go Lacura!

LACURA FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES | 3 IN 1 89p*
Lacura 3 In 1 Facial Cleansing Wipes for sensitive skin are a must have if you really don't have time to do the whole cleanse, tone, moisturise routine (we can all be too busy or lazy ha). Basically the wipes get rid of any make up, dirt and daily impurities. So if I'm having a lazy skincare kinda night I will use two wipes, one mainly for getting all my make up off and then another one just to make sure I cleansed properly as nobody likes make up left overs do they? I found that I really likes these wipes, they got rid of my make -up quite easily, didn't sting my eyes, and left my face feeling really soft and moisturised. Oh and they were really damp too (this is a god send to me, don't think I'm weird) there's nothing worse than buying a packet of wipes and them being near enough dry! Just why?! I was going to say don't buy cheap face wipes, but I can't even say that now as these wipes are only 89p for 30 wipes!

LACURA | MOISTURISING FACE WASH £1.29*
Lacura Moisturising Face Wash is said to suitable for all skin types and will help to soften and condition your skin. Now usually when I do you face washes they do tend to break me out or make my face really dry in places, but I gave it a whirl and wahlaaah I haven't had a breakout (touch wood). I didn't notice any big difference with using this face wash, but it does what it says.It does state that this product is fragrance free, but it does have a weird smell to it? Maybe it's the container?

LACURA | Q10 GENTLE DAILY FACE CREAM £1.49*
Ok so this is the Q10 Gentle Daily Face Cream, I think it goes with the night cream? Correct me if I'm wrong. This cream is for dry and sensitive skin that needs a little extra care and if you're wanting to slow down on those wrinkles. The cream contains anti-wrinkle co enzyme Q10, allantoin and almond oil oh and SPF 15, this is something we should all be aware of and making sure we're using. Please check your daily moisturiser does contain an SPF as obviously sun exposure is one of the worst things for those god damn wrinkles. I've just been applying this one in a morning when I know I'm going to be out of the house all day and let me say a little goes a long way. It doesn't have much of a scent to it, probably smells more like sun cream than anything else? and leaves my skin feeling super hydrated throughout the day. What I also really like is how handy the squeezy bottle is, it's one of those that you could pop in your handbag for when you're ever in need and helps control how much product you'd like to use.


LACURA PRO REVIVE | HAND CREAM 75p*
This is probably my least favourite product as I'm not really a hand cream type of girl, but I did try this out over the last couple of weeks and I did find that it left my hands feeling really soft and I didn't feel like I needed to reach for it everyday. Unlike some other hand creams I've used, my hands usually seem to get use to the product and then if I do stop using it my hands feeling worse than what they did to start with. Has anyone else ever experienced this? The formula is lightweight and doesn't leave any residue on your hands, you know when it makes your hands feel all oily and yuck?

Overall I'm really impressed with these products and I'll definitely be popping back into Aldi when my Aqua Complete Multi Intensive Serum and Q10 night moisturiser run out. I've even got my mum using some of the stuff and she's quite impressed! Sorry if it seemed like a long post and thank you for reading if you're still with me haha!

Have you tried any of these products before?

Chanelle Jade
All products listed above are from Aldi's Beauty range Lacura*

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

SPRING LIP | MOTD #3


Face
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix: 53
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser: Light
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer: 022 & MAC Mineralize Skinfinish: Gold Deposit

Eyes
Eyebrows: Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown
Mascara: MAC False Lashes: Extreme Black
Eyeliner: Collection Fast Stroke

Eyeshadow
Browbone: Mac: Vanilla
Lid: MAC: Naked Lunch

Lips
Lipstick: MUA: Juicy

Chanelle Jade

Monday, 8 June 2015

NUDE LIP & GRUNGY EYE | MOTD #2

NUDE LIP & GRUNGY EYE | MOTD #2

Face
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix: 53
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser: Light
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer: 022
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte: 001

Eyes
Eyebrows: Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown
Mascara: Rimmel Wonder'full: Extreme Black

Eyeshadow
Browbone: Mac: Vanilla
Lid: Mac: Coppering & Sleek: Black
Crease: Mac: Texture Mac: Coppering & Sleek: Black

Lips
Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew: Nude Delight

Chanelle Jade

Thursday, 4 June 2015

EVERYDAY FACE WITH A LIL SMOKEY EYE | MOTD #1


Everyday Face With A Lil Smokey Eye

Face
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix: 53
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser: Light
Highlighter: Mary-Lou Manizer
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer: 022
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte: 001 

Eyes
Eyebrows: Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown
Mascara: Rimmel Wonder'full: Extreme Black

Eyeshadow
Primer: Urban Decay: Stay Don't Stray
Brow bone: Mac: Nylon
Lid: Mac: Ricepaper
Crease: Mac: Texture
Outter edge: Mac: Handwritten & Carbon

Lips
Lip Liner: Collection: Chocolate
Lipstick Rimmel Moisture Renew: Nude Delight

So here we have my everyday make up, now I know I'm not a make up artist, in fact I'm quite far from it, but I seem to get a lot of comments on my make up and I just thought I'd give todays kind of post a little whirl. Don't judge me if my make up isn't blended out properly, or if it looks a tad messy (please, thanks). We all have to start somewhere don't we? :) I wish I was born with a face that was easy to photograph too or is there some tips for taking make up photos that anyone could share with me? Now not only did I want to share my make up with you because of the requests I get and the questions I get asked about what I've used in my outfit posts etc. but I also thought it would be a great way for me to learn and give me a kick up the bum to study make up and how it should be applied properly.

Let me know if you'd like to see more make up posts on my blog and if you'd like it to be a weekly thing. Thank you

Chanelle Jade

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

TASSLE BAG.



Hey everyone!

Hope you're all doing ok?! Just a quick blog post today as I wanted to share this old dress that I found when going through my wardrobes the other week (yes wardrobes, I have 3 ... gulp). Isn't it gorgeous?! This dress was actually passed down to me from by my mum and I've had it for about 5/6 years. So we could call it vintage? It has the most prettiest detailing, along with my favourite bell sleeves. It's funny how things come back in fashion so quick isn't it? I don't think I'll ever get rid of this dress, it's one of those dresses that you just can't let go of. I decided to pair this dress with my new bag from New Look that I got the other week, I love me some tassels! and of course my dr.martens to give it that festival look.

I've been so busy these last couple of weeks, I feel like I've been letting my blog down. So I'm going to try my best to get organised and schedule some posts whenever I have a free minute. Sorry if I've let anyone down.

Chanelle Jade
Fedora: Primark
Dress: Next (vintage)
Belt: New Look
Boots:Office 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

SCOTT CORNWALL COLOUR RESTORE ICED PLATINUM & SHINE ON HAIR GLAZE.


Scott Cornwall is a hair care brand that is available online via our local UK drugstores such as Boots, Superdrug etc. You can also buy these products off of Amazon. This range aims at enchansing your hair colour and removing those old colours that you no longer want. Now if you're anything like me and you've had your hair every single colour under the sun and you're all for trying a new hair treatment, you'll know just how excited I was to try out these new products.

Scott Cornwall Colour Restore - Iced platinum hair toner 100ml £12.99*

Now anybody with blonde hair will understand just how hard it is to get the perfect blonde hair. We all want that perfect white blonde and never want our freshly dyed hair hair to appear ginger or have an awful brassy/yellow tinge to it. What the Scott Cornwall Colour Restore in Ice Platinum does is tones your hair, so you can say goodbye to that awful yellow, brassy hair and say hello to your new white platinum locks. Now if you're reading this and thinking, but I don't have blonde hair? Don't worry Scott Cornwall also comes in Cool Ash, Chocolate, Warm Honey and Deep Red. What I also love about this product is that you can use it as an intense toner treatment for 20-25 minutes or you can use it as an everyday condition and you'd only have to leave it on a couple of minutes and a little goes a long way so you'd get several goes out of this bottle.

How to:
Before we start you should ALWAYS make sure you do a skin test before going ahead with any hair product. This one takes 48 hours, but it's well worth the wait (trust me I've had a reaction before). Also make sure you wear gloves, old clothes or protect yourself with a towel as you may stain your clothes.

Step 1 - Wash your hair with a clarifying, clear or baby shampoo do not use conditioner and then towel dry your hair.
Step 2  - Apply & Develop
So after you've towel dried your hair squeeze a small amount of the toner into your hand and smooth evenly all over. Then you should comb through your hair for the first 5 minutes and then leave the hair to develop. This should take a further 20 minutes.
Step 3 - Rinse off your hair using luke warm water (not hot) do this until your water is running clear again. You won't need to condition your hair after applying this toner as it is also a conditioning treatment.

I honestly couldn't believe the results after using this product. I didn't expect much as I've just got a dull set of highlights, but it's brightened up my hair so much! This stuff is AMAZING! Now years ago I had the lightest, silver hair you could possibly wish for, but eventually my hair ended up being damaged and I had no option but to dye my hair dark. Now this was my fault because I was having my hair double coloured as I couldn't find a toner that worked without damaging my hair. Now if I would of had this product back then I don't think my hair would of been half as bad as it was. If you have blonde hair that needs toning then you definitely need this product in your life! It's one doll of a toner! Now not only did the product tone my hair, but it also left my hair feeling so soft,and it got rid of my daily frizz. Hallelujah!

Tip: when combing through your hair use a wide tooth comb, especially those of your with curly, frizzy hair.

Scott Cornwall Shine On Hair Glaze £12.99*

Scott Cornwall Shine On Hair Glaze is a hair conditioning treatment that may last in your hair for up to 24 washes, how amazing is that? I love these kind of treatments (so long as they aren't too heavy on the hair). Shine on is suitable for all hair types and hair colours, including bleached and grey hair. As the  products in this box set don't contain any ammonia or harsh chemicals and only uses a mild developer for increasing the hairs hydration and to protect against hair cortex. Now this box set comes with 3 separate hair products, which also includes gloves, instructions and it will only take you 20 minutes to achieve the 'desired look'.

How to:
The same again with this product, just like I mentioned above. You should ALWAYS make sure you do a skin test before going ahead with any hair product. This one takes 48 hours, but it's well worth the wait (trust me I've had a reaction before). Also make sure you wear gloves, old clothes or protect yourself with a towel as you may stain your clothes.

Pre Cleansing Treatment Part 1
Step 1 - Rinse hair under water for 1-2 minutes
Step 2 - Place a small amout of the pre cleansing treatment into your hands and work through the hair and then rinse thoroughly (this will get rid of any previous products such as shampoo, conditioner, styling products, dry shampoo etc.). Lightly towel dry the hair and apply a second amount of the pre cleansing treatment, lather and comb through your hair for about 2-3 minutes and then rinse off the hair and then lightly towel dry the hair.

Mixing & Preperation Part 2/3 
Step 1 - Unscrew applicator nozzle on part 3 Collagen shine cream, pour all of part 2 developer into the part 3 bottle, replace nozzle and screw tightly. Gently shake the bottle for about a minute to make sure every things mixed together.
Step 2 - Apply cream directly onto damp hair starting at the mid-lengths and ends of the hair and then gently comb through. Make sure you leave a very small amount in the bottle for later on.
Step 3 - Finally apply to the root areas (or you could skip this step if you don't like your roots to look shiny). Then leave to develop for 20 minutes,
Step 4 - Before rinsing, apply the rest of the bottle to the hair and leave on for 1 minute. Then using luke warm water gently run the water through the hair to clear and of the creams residue (for about 3 minutes).
Step 5 - For best results you can blow dry, straighten to complete the treatment and have the full effect. (using straighteners shuts the cuticle and encloses the crystal clear molecules inside the hair). Don't wash your hair for 48 hours for best results!

I would recommend this to anyone with lifeless, dull hair to help regain that glossy shine that your hairs been missing out on. I haven't washed my hair 24 times yet, but it has lasted in my hair the 5-6 times that I have washed it. The fact that it's tames my frizz is a big bonus! (anyone that suffers with a daily frizz will get me) ha. So yeah it's definitely worth a try, I mean we all have different hair types and different hair conditions, so it's never going to work the same on everyone, but I hope you enjoy using this product as much as I did.

What treatments do you like to use on your hair?

Chanelle Jade

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