Monday, 7 November 2011

My Miracle Product - Advanced Night Repair by Estée Lauder

If I am grateful for learning anything at Estée Lauder, it's Advanced Night Repair; a beauty must-have which I describe as a multivitamin for your skin.

How to use:

It's a serum you wear every night (or anytime you're about to sleep), underneath your nighttime moisturiser. Spread and stipple the serum all over the face and neck, avoiding the eye area (there is formula especially for the eye which is also great - ANR Eye). The thin, almost watery texture of the serum allows for deeper penetration in your skin layers. Apply your moisturiser as normal.

Although it is classed as an anti-aging product, it is suitable for any age and any skin concern, as your skin will only repair what is needed. I advise starting young to invest in great skin once it has matured.

Science behind the product:

The environment is one of the biggest factors that contributes to the aging of our skin. Pollution, sun damage, also factors like stress etc all damage our skin cells and slow down the rate in which our skin repairs itself. Advanced Night Repair helps to:

a. Neutralise 90% of the free radicals before they can cause damage
b. Exclusive Chronolux Technology boosts our natural repair rate to erase past damage by helping our skin cells get in sync
c. Hyaluronic acid acts as a moisture magnet to lock in hydration


You'll see an improvement in lines and wrinkles, skin tone (discolouration marks, sun spots, age spots, even scarring) and hydration; which is exactly what I saw - since using ANR I haven't woken up with lifeless or dull skin, even if I'd only had a couple of hours sleep! I also have a horrible habit where I stretch the side of my mouth and chew on my gum (it's got to the point where I don't even know I'm doing it anymore!) As well as it being an ugly looking habit, it caused me to have discoloured skin around my mouth. After a week of using ANR the discolouration had gone!

Considering the product is rated 4.8 stars out of 5 from the online reviews, it seems I'm not the only one in love with Advanced Night Repair!


£41 for 30ml (about 4 months use)
£54 for 50ml (about 7 months use)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My vision of Ideal Beauty

Here's a bit about what beauty means to me, so you can get a better idea of what my blog is going to entail...

I believe that instinct is and always will make up the fundamental core of beauty. We are attracted to certain traits and features to naturally select our optimum reproductive partner. For example health - good skin, shiny hair, a healthy weight. Genetics - symmetry, a well-proportioned figure, facial features (a small nose and chin with big eyes indicate high oestrogen levels, linked with fertility). Sex - certain features like full lips, flushed cheeks and an attractive smell mimic the signs of when we are aroused.

Yes fashion, along with other environmental factors, has had a strong influence on our perception of beauty, but to me that underlines the difference between fashion and style - fashion is past paced and ever-changing whereas style is timeless. In other words, although my theory describes the core of beauty, of course there is massive scope for individual opinions, so don't forget beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder and we are all beautiful in our own way.

My passion and expertise lies in makeup, so you'll see more makeup related posts than anything else on here. It's my favourite way to express my mood and also the way in which I feel I can enhance my natural beauty the best. Although it's something I take very seriously, I believe that makeup and taking care of our beauty should be embraced and enjoyed.

Likewise with this blog, I aim to provide in-depth product reviews, tried and tested tips and techniques and all my budget-friendly natural remedies whilst you hopefully enjoy the read! (:

All the best,