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Ideal World TV Beauty Products

I’ve been trying a selection of beauty products which are available exclusively in the UK through Ideal World TV, who have an extensive range of makeup and skincare brands available on both their TV Channel & online shop. I have been aware of them for some time now but they’re constantly adding new product lines and always offering incredible deals. I thought I would share with you a few of the products, so you can get a little insight into a couple of the brands available.

Liquilift Slender Wrap

These come in a pack of 4, you place the wrap around the target area and they say you will see the best results if you’re able to leave it on overnight (not sure how comfortable that would be). These wraps are designed to smooth, tighten, hydrate skin leaving it more slender. These contain skin loving ingredients including, Seaweed, Ivy, Rosemary, Jojoba, Menthol and a range of essential vitamins. I love a face mask but not sure how I feel about a body wrap. I guess the results may be short lived, I haven’t used this yet & if I am honest I’m not overly excited to.

Beauty Pro Rejuvenating Collagen Mask

Now, this is 100% more my cup of tea. Sheet masks are so popular right now and I love using them. If you’re new to the craze that is the sheet mask, they’ve been hugely popular in Korea for years and are a one use cotton / cloth mask saturated in powerful ingredients to help keep your skin looking its best. There are so many varieties on the market and are specific to your skin needs. This one from Beauty Pro is formulated with Green Tea Extract which combats oil, rehydrates skin and gives your skin a beautiful healthy glow. This one has a great amount of liquid which feels cooling and relaxing on the skin, I left this on for a little over 20 minutes, my skin felt instantly hydrated and did look fresher. These masks are great to travel with as they’re compact and help refresh skin after flying, or during your long haul flight if you’re brave enough to apply it. These come in a pack of 5 individual masks.

Elizabeth Grant Firming Eye Pads

These eye pads are on a similar vein to the sheet masks but these are specifically a treatment for your under eye area. These are so easy to apply and give an instant result to puffy tired eyes. I leave them on for as long as I can, to get every ounce of benefit out of them. They’re great to use before an important event or again after travelling and help revive and brighten your under eye. After I take them off I pat in what product is left under my eye. You get 12 sets in each pack.

Beauty Shopping at Ideal World TV

Elizabeth Grant Hydra Cell Active Hand Cream

This is a nice rich but lightweight hand cream it helped hydrate my hands and stop them looking dry. Its lightweight  formula sinks in quickly but leaves hands feeling protected. You can never own too many hand creams, I have them stashed all over the place but especially in my car and handbag.

Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect Glycolic Mask

I have yet to put this to the test but Glycolic Acid products are really popular in the beauty world right now because of its exfoliating and skin rejuvenating qualities. This mask is a creamy, hydrating clay mask and loaded with 10% glycolic acid and Torricelum.  The mask helps draw out deep impurities, encourages healthy new skin cells to reveal themselves, tightens pores, reduces lines, and moisturises. So with all those potential benefits I am excited to use this.

Skin Dimitri James Makeup

Skinn Cosmetics Makeup 

I have tried a couple of products from this brand and I really liked the eyeshadow palette, so was excited to test out more from their range. The Plasma Fusion Full Pigment Lipstick in the shade Natural Kiss has such a creamy, hydrating formula and it felt so smooth and comfortable on the lips. Its a very wearable pink and the perfect everyday shade. This range of lipsticks offer, ‘the best of four worlds in one handy tube. The outer layer is filled with rich, full-pigmented pure colour lipstick that goes on smooth and even, with the staying power of a stain. While the inner core is infused with Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil to sooth and nourish lips, adding a subtle glossy finish to those rich coloured lips’

I have also been trying the Skinn Luxe Waterproof Eyeliner in Rich Black. This wasn’t too smooth to apply and I did notice it feathered out in the fine lines on my eyelid. I will say the colour is very pigmented and once it dries there is no budging, it stays in place all day. So if you want to smoke this out you have about 2 minutes before it won’t move. It didn’t irritate my eyes but you will need a good cleanser to get this waterproof liner off.

Wet Brush Detangle Professional

These brushes are a must of you struggle with knotty hair after washing, these are specifically designed to be used on wet hair. Wet brushes come in a range of sizes and styles, this one is neon green & yellow and the rubber coated handle for grip, the super thin, flexible bristles detangle tough knots with ease. The great thing about these brushes is they doesn’t tug, snap or damage your hair so you can detangle it knowing your hair isn’t getting damaged. Also because they’re so gentle they prevent split ends.

If you haven’t already browsed the beauty department on Ideal World TV make sure you pop over. You might discover some interesting new brands and great offers.

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Eye Products & Skincare Edit

Favourite Eye Products

I’m sharing a few of my favourite eye products (makeup & skincare) in this post & one of my all time favourite facial cleansers too.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara 

As most of you know I love Lancome Mascara’s (all of them) they’re fantastic quality, extremely black and they never dry out. I don’t rate many high-end mascara’s but Lancome just never disappoint, they never irritate my eyes, flake or smudge. I have repurchased them over & over again and when people ask me to recommend a high-end mascara I always point them in the direction of Lancome, simply because they won’t let you down. The Grandiose comes with this innovative wand which allows you to get right down to the lash line & also right in to the corner so every eyelash is coated. It also gives that fluttery lash effect by pushing up your lashes and fanning them out, giving them length and volume.

Zoeva Cat Eye Pen*

If you like a your eyeliner to be the blackest of black then this Zoeva Cat Eye Pen is a must, its so pigmented and applies smoothly without dragging. The tapered nib gives you fantastic precision, so you can achieve a very neat cat eye flick. I have to say I always opt for liquid liners and in particular the felt tip style as they’re so effortless to use. Let me know if you have any liquid liner recommendations.

A few of my favourite eye products

Merumaya Luxury Face Wash

I have loved this face wash for 3 years now, its one of Merumaya’s cult products and one of mine too! I find this face wash calming on my skin and it leaves it feeling very clean but not stripped or dry. It is a very good cleanser for blemish prone skin and helps reduce, calm any active breakouts. Although I wouldn’t recommend using this on your eyes, its one of my favourite face washes to use after removing my eye makeup with a separate micellar water.

  • Pomegranate Enzymes help exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells
  • Mangosteen and Baobab extractprovide antioxidant protection
  • Great for blemish prone skin & Anti Ageing
  • Helps keep oily skin balanced
  • Unclogs pores and helps keep skin radiant

Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water

This micellar water is a quick and easy way of removing the bulk of your makeup, especially if you’re wearing a lot. You soak your cotton wool pad and gently sweep it across your face to remove your makeup (pressing it gently on your eye for a minute or so to help loosen your eye makeup), I only use this as a pre cleanse, but it is a quick, easy step to help remove stubborn eye makeup without rubbing your eyes & loosing all your eyelashes. This Elemis one is lovely and gentle and it removes my makeup, particularly my eye makeup with ease. It contains quite a few skin loving ingredients too,

‘Cleansing micelles, attracting both water and oil-based grime are enhanced with a complex of natural surfactants derived from Apple amino acids, Rosehip Seed oil and Indian Soapnut to lift impurities from the skin. Infused with organic English Rose water and soothing anti-oxidant rich Chamomile, skin is gently cleansed, whilst the natural moisture barrier is maintained’

I am saving this 30ml bottle to take with me on my city break to Amsterdam later this month, I have already packed my skincare. I know I am premature but I like to be organised.

Eye Makeup & Skincare Favourites

JustBe Eye Makeup Remover

If you like to use a product that is specifically for removing eye makeup then the JustBe Eye Makeup Remover is one of the best I have tried. It even stands up to stubborn waterproof mascara. This has a fluid, gel like texture and it smells beautifully botanical. You simply apply the product to a damp cotton pad & press down gently on your eyes, holding in place for about 1 minute. Then sweep across your eye, removing eye makeup & any dirt and grime from the day. This is very effective and leaves my eye area feeling clean, smooth and hydrated. JustBe are a lovely natural, handmade brand based in Scotland & their products all sound incredible. Let me know if you have tried anything from them and what you’d recommend.

Liz Earle Eye Bright Soothing Eye Lotion 

This is such a wonderful product if like me you struggle with early mornings. I keep my bottle in my fridge so its much cooler, I soak two cotton pads and hold them over my eyes whilst I wait for my kettle to boil. This helps sooth and de puff my sleepy eyes and helps me wake up (a little). As with all Liz Earle skincare is contains some lovely naturally active ingredients, including the herb eyebright, witch hazel, aloe vera and cornflower to cool and soothe the delicate eye area. Ideal for those early mornings.

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Estée Lauder Gift With Purchase

Estee Lauder Free Gift

Estee Lauder Free Gift

Estée Lauder Gift With Purchase, Exclusively at House of Fraser*

During September at House of Fraser you can pick up this fantastic Estée Lauder Gift With Purchase when you buy 2 products from their counter (1 is to be either skincare or foundation).

Estée Lauder Free Gift

Inside this lovely blue and white printed bag you get a fantastic selection of 7 Estée Lauder beauty essentials, including some of their best sellers and a lovely mix of skincare and makeup. All the products are deluxe samples which are a really great way of getting to know a brand and also testing out if you’d like to buy the full sized version. I think a lot of you will be heading back to the counter to do just that after trying out a few of these products.

Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion 30ml

This is a gentle makeup remover which promises to remove even stubborn waterproof mascara. This will leave your skin soft, clean and smooth leaving behind no greasy, oily residue. Also this is a very decent 30ml sample, which will last for quite a few face washes!

DayWear Advanced Creme SPF15 15ml

This lovely lightweight day cream is rich in antioxidants and also has broad spectrum SPF15 so not only does it fight the early signs of aging it will help protect your skin from further damage which causes premature aging. It smells fresh and feels cooling on the skin. You get a 15ml deluxe sample which comes in a luxurious glass jar. I was so excited to try this out and will be taking it with me on an upcoming City Break.

New Dimension Shape & Fill Expert Serum 7ml

Serums are always a step I really enjoy in my skincare routine & Estée Lauder do some of my favourites although this is a fairly new release so its new to me & I’m very excited to try it out. This serum is all about plumping, lifting and improving facial contours with Estée Lauder’s Shaping Technology and pro-collagen complex which are designed to help improve both visible volume and structure. So this sounds like a power house of a serum and I am excited to have a 2 week sample.

Free Estee Lauder Gift

Advanced Night Repair 7ml

I am already a massive fan of this and have raved about it on my blog before, but it’s just a fantastic serum for making your skin look even, radiant and well rested. It 100% works and I am excited to have this mini sized version to take away with me. This is a great product to see included in this Free Gift and one I know a lot of people will fall in love with.

Advanced Night Repair Eye 5ml 

So this is a fantastic eye cream, well its more like a gel formula which is so fluid and lightweight. It is designed to tackle a whole list of skin concerns including, every key visible sign of eye ageing: fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skin tone. Its pretty wonderful and a pot lasts for a very very long time as you only need to apply a very small amount.

Estee Lauder GWP at House of Fraser

Pure Colour Intense Kajal Eyeliner in Blackened Black

A kajal pencil eyeliner is a staple in every makeup bag, they can be applied lightly for a little definition, smoked out for a more intense look or just smudged along the upper & lower lash lines for that sultry effortless look. This is smooth, easy to apply and jet black. This is the perfect travel sized liner & is going straight into makeup bag.

Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Gloss 4.6ml

I am not a huge lipgloss wearer but I think I am in the minority there. This gloss is in the shade Reckless Bloom and is a shimmery pink. These glosses are formulated to make your lips look more plump and give you that perfect pout.  They’re a hydrating gloss for smooth, lasting shine that starts with a subtle hint of colour and builds to the intensity you desire. Immediately, lips are moisturised with no stickiness.

This Free Gift With Purchase from Estée Lauder is jam packed with everything you need to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing. It includes 7 Deluxe Samples and amongst them are new releases, international best sellers and some of Estée Lauder most iconic products.

So head to the Estée Lauder counter at House of Fraser and take advantage of this offer during September (whilst stock lasts).

New Lancome Cushion Makeup

New Lancome Cushion Blush In Sorbet Grenadine

New Lancome Cushion Makeup Releases

I know this style of cushion makeup has been quite popular for a while now, especially in South Korea & its slowly gaining a following in the UK as more brands get on board with this beauty trend. I have never tried any cushion makeup products before & was very intrigued as to how it all worked.

I have read that cushion foundations started out in South Korea as a skincare / makeup fusion much like a BB Cream but with better coverage – this sounds perfect to me. Lancome were the first Western brand to release their version, the Miracle Cushion Foundation which hit the market last year and after its huge popularity they have followed it up with the Teint Idole Ultra Cushion. This new release promises more coverage and includes SPF 50, Lancome have also extended on this cushion concept and they have a range of Cushion Blushers too. Get Excited!

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion in 02

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Compact*

This foundation comes beautifully packaged in a luxurious gold & black compact with a large mirror in the lid, a small puff sponge and the actual product comes sealed in a pack so you open it and clip it in. This ensures the foundation is fresh and also means there is minimal waste as you repurchase a refill once it runs out and you always reuse the gold compact, very clever. This is available in 9 shades in the UK which is disappointing because there are 18 shades available in the US.

I did use a foundation brush to apply, I tapped my brush lightly on the middle of the cushion to release just enough product, then I buffed it into my skin. This was very easy to blend and after initially thinking I had the wrong shade it turned out Beige Rose was a perfect match. This applied evenly and very seamlessly, it felt hydrating on my skin and didn’t extenuate any fine lines or pores.

New LancomeTeint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

This is a full coverage foundation but it feels light on the skin, I think its because it has quite a fluid consistency and you need so little product. It has a natural soft focus finish, Lancome say it gives the skin a semi matte finish, which might make you worried that it will look flat or dull on the skin but this is not the case. It looks very radiant and not at all flat I think it left my skin with more of a natural, even glowing finish.

I love that is has SPF 50 so your skin is protected from the harmful effects of sun damage and the fact this is in a handy compact means you can easily re apply it / or touch up throughout the day. I am sold on this & now wait to try all the cushion makeup. I am interested to see how long the product lasts, you get 13g and from using it a couple of times it seems you don’t need to use a lot of product to achieve a good level of coverage so we will see.

New Lancome Cushion Blush In Sorbet Grenadine

Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in Sorbet Grenadine*

Lancome are again the first Western brand to release a cushion style blush, they have released 6 wearable shades, I have the shade Sorbet Grenadine which is a pretty coral pink and it gives a lovely healthy radiance to my cheeks. The blush feels like a cross between a jelly and a sponge which has been drenched in product, its very odd but it actually works well. The formula is quite wet to the touch but is very creamy and the shade I have is very pigmented, you could really build this up to quite intense.

You need to blend these in well so you’re not left with a stripe of colour on your cheek. The colour I have has a gorgeous dewy finish and it gives your skin a healthy, radiant natural flush of colour. Oh and it makes a cute lip colour too if you like your products to be multi functional.

It has surprised me just how much I like this, I’m not always keen on cream blushers but this Cushion Blush applies so smoothly, the texture is beautifully fluid and extremely easy to work with. If your worried that because it has quite a fluid texture that it will end up just disappearing off your face, don’t be. The colour has very good staying power and stay in place for hours. I am impressed.

The packaging is a compact which is smaller but similar to the Cushion Foundation, the compact is black with a pink Lancome Rose on the top. There is a nice mirror in the lid and a little sponge applicator and in the bottom is the blush which is in an air lock compartment just like the foundation so it stays fresh and no moisture is lost.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Makeup

I have enjoyed both products and would recommend them, everything from the packaging to the finish feels luxurious and well thought out. If you have a Lancome counter near you pop down and have a swatch and I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

I am pleased to say that Lancome have won me back, after I felt let down by their recent Grandiôse Liner launch.

•PR Sample