Bliv - Skincare Products Honest Review

Monday, 18 August 2014

As any teen/young adult or just general woman in fact, I have always had irritating little struggles with my skin. Currently my skin is a lot better than it used to be, but I still get hormonal breakouts (always in really obvious places) and still would love to improve it.
I was lucky enough to be sent these skincare products from Bliv, they emailed me and I told them my skincare concerns so they responded and said they would send me a few products that would help my skin out.
I received the 'no spots bye dots' (haha) blemish cleansing gel, and the 'off with those heads' blackheads sebum gel as well as some face masks which I haven't had the time to try out just yet, but as soon as i have I will post a view and update this post with the link to it.


Right, so let's start with the 'no spots bye dots, blemish cleansing gel' which retails for $28 (about 17 pounds). This has a lovely texture, and feels nourishing on the skin - the wetter your face is, the more milky you can create the cleanser. I used it after using my normal deep cleanser to get the tough make-up off then wet my face with warm-hot water, then applied a few pumps of the cleansing gel to the palms of my hands and massaged it in.
Once you've rinsed the cleanser off there is no residue, and your skin feels instantly refreshed.

Ingredients:

Salicylic Acid (exfoliation)

An exfoliant with the ability to penetrate into the skin surface, helps to exfoliate the skin surface as well as inside the pores where blemishes and acnes occur.
Triclosan (antiseptic + control acne)

A powerful, long lasting, yet very gentle antimicrobial agent that helps to flush out bacteria that caused acne, and lays down a protective layer to prevent the formation of new acne. 

Then we have the 'off with those heads' blackheads sebum gel, which retails for $39 (about 23 pounds), I'll be honest with you I wasn't given a lot of product to test out, I had to take the top off and shake it into my hand, so I always got way too much product out.
However, that is just purely the sample size and not the actual products fault. I've tried many different spot/blemish treatments in the past, they all do the same annoying thing of drying up and going either flaky or sticky.
This product didn't actually do that, which I love! I had some huge breakouts on my temples (i'm assuming from my pillow or phone) which were really annoying, painful and stubborn. I washed my face using the cleansing gel and applied the sebum gel to them, not really thinking they would go away - but two days later they were completely gone!

Ingredients in the blackheads sebum gel: 
- Tea Tree Oil (acne control + comedone control + soothing)
A popular remedy for acne condition. It has proven to have powerful antisepctic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and is known to help soothe blemished skin.
- Witch Hazel Extract (oil control + comedone control + skin softening)
Helps reduces excess oil from skin and act synergistically to minimize open pores, reduces irritation and keep the skin in perfect condition.
- Aloe Vera Extract (soothing + hydration)
Research has confirmed its anti-inflammatory properties and ability in promotes wound healing. Besides, it helps to moisture and nourishes the skin - delivering a smooth, supple skin texture.

The verdict:

Me personally, these are amazing almost miracle products! I cannot wait to try out the face mask when I have a night off from work!

You can get 20% off these amazing skincare products with the promo code SVJ20 (code is valid until 31st october 2014).

www.bliv.com

Hope you found this review helpful!
Have a lovely day!

Lots of love,

Shivon xoxo




Head & Shoulders Extra Thickening Treatment Review

Sunday, 3 August 2014


What you need to know:

Price: £9.99 (I got mine on offer for £6)
Where from? Supermarkets, boots etc.
What is it? A unique gel formula that is supposed to give you instant thickness and gradual thickness over time.


The Verdict:

I've been testing this for about two weeks now as I wanted to know properly if it actually does anything before I post a review. The product says you can apply it to wet/towel dried or even dry hair however; I have quite thin hair (which hairdressers like to describe as 'thin but a lot of it') which tends to get greasy quite easily, so I strictly just applied to wet/towel dried hair.
 You separate your hair into random sections and dispense a drop of the product into various sections of your scalp then massage in. This unique product has a strange cooling/tingling sensation which I suppose you can say that means it's working.
 Different days I applied this product, I wasn't too sure on how much to apply and one day  I went nuts and applied way too much - definitely less is more (depending on hair type).

 Straight away I noticed a difference, my hair felt thicker straight away and feels a lot thicker than it used to!   
Definite win.

Have you tried this unique product? I've never heard of anything like this before!



Becoming A Sigma Affliate - The Welcome Gift

Friday, 1 August 2014

oh my goodness, I am so excited (que the cliché beauty guru expression) to become a sigma beauty affiliate! - they are such an awesome company who create innovative products and their brushes are comparable to mac easily; the level of softness is insane!
 Upon becoming a sigma beauty affiliate, I was sent this amazing welcome gift which I am so happy and grateful for, I've never been sent something by a company before so this was an awesome feeling for me.

So this is what I received in my welcome gift...


I was more than excited to receive my 'welcome gift' in the post, and I knew they would send me a little brush or something travel sized to try; yet I had no idea they would actually send me three extra products and a few other lovely bits! *ecstatic


So in my amazement I opened a little package inside that contained the famous 'F80' flat top kabuki brush, which all the youtubers love - and after one use I can see why! The brush is lovely and dense so doesn't absorb too much of your foundation, but the bristles are super soft so it literally buffs into your skin creating that gorgeous flawless finish. Eep.


Also in the package I received this bang-on-trend lippy in the shade 'Tranquil' which is a nudey brown colour, in the photo of my lips it looks more pink. Has a lovely creamy texture which isn't too sticky, this would look stunning over MAC's 'Kinda Sexy' lipstick.


I still couldn't believe how many things they sent me (thank you Sigma!) this eye-shadow in 'Oversee' is a beautiful aqua/mint/green colour, perfect for a little touch on the inner corner of your eye or swept under the lower lash line. Love.



This cute little travel size of the E55 is a pink version which is so lovely and coincidence had it, I needed another shading brush for my collection. This brush is nice and fluffy and is perfect for sweeping a colour across the lid or for a brow bone highlight.


If you wish to try out some of these gorgeous brushes, click the link below to be directed to the website! Honestly, you've never felt a softer brush!.. 

Have you tried anything from Sigma before? Thoughts?

Have a lovely day!

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