Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Facial Oil

I’m coming to the end of my third bottle of this stuff now so I figured it’s really about time I told you all how much I love it!

It’s full title is Rose Hydrate Miracle Makeover Facial Oil. What a mouthful!

This oil is great before a cream cleanser for those who wear make-up daily. It’s also good for those who enjoy facial massage as well as being a gentle first cleanse for people who like to double cleanse.

It is quite a versatile oil I find, as well as feeling like a real pamper with it’s beautiful rose damask fragrance. Continue reading

Make-Up Hygiene

Make-Up HygieneI am prompted to write this because I keep noticing that proper hygiene is severely lacking among many who would call themselves make-up artists.

Hygiene is one of the most important things when it comes to make-up application. It is also one of the most basic lessons we learn in school as artists or therapists. So why does it go out of the window so freely?

It’s definitely one thing everyone should look for in a make-up artist. It could save your health; or for an artist possibly your career. I hope this post will be helpful to those who use make-up, book make-up artists, and of course artists themselves. Continue reading

Bendy Investigates: The Trouble With Coconut Oil

The Trouble With Coconut OilCoconut oil. You must have lived under a rock for the last 5 years or so if you haven’t been told of its alleged magical properties. People have used it for everything, and not just in their recipes. Rubbing into their skin, hair and lips for such purposes as removing make-up,  moisturising, teeth whitening, hair oil, an alternative to eye cream or as a lip balm.

Coconut oil is not as innocent or beneficial as it may at first seem though. I’m going to tell you my experience and then give you the science. Continue reading

Bendy Investigates: Black Masks and Blackheads

investigates500If you’ve been on social media in the last few months you will almost certainly have come across this trend for a ‘black mask’. The mask is supposed to literally pull out blackheads and blockages from your pores.

It has spread across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook beauty groups like a nasty black fungus, attacking the faces of the unwary. Continue reading

Elizabeth Arden Hydra-Splash Toner

Hydra Splash Toner

Hydra-Splash TonerThis toner is an alcohol free toner for normal to dry skins. When I found it at a reduced price I popped it into my basket to give it a whirl!

Elizabeth Arden produce a wide range of anti-ageing skincare items. Some of them are well established and very well-known such as the ‘8 Hour Cream’ and others newer innovations.

Also available from the brand is an alcohol free ‘Skin Balancing’ toner for combination skins. Continue reading