First Impressions || Skincare Empties with Korres & Caudalie

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This post is a quick empties review of the following skincare I’ve managed to finish up by Caudalie and Korres! ūüíÉūüíÉ I’ve spoken about my love and interests for Caudalie [here] when I was reviewing some of their travel skincare for you.

I came across Korres on Fabled Beauty when I was looking for affordable skincare – and that is exactly what they are – affordable skincare. I’ve never heard or seen them before but all I know is that they are a Greek brand.

Here’s what I tried out and here’s what I thought of the following products; I’ll start off with:

CAUDALIE // Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

I vividly remember using this product during my pregnancy because I was getting super comfortable with my skin whereby I would leave the house countless of times without makeup. It was a period in my life where I barely wore any makeup yet I got the most glowing compliments. It’s a very lightweight serum that the skin absorbs really quickly so you’re able to move to the next step of your skincare. My face loved this stuff and it felt buoyant, soft and all round hydrated providing that healthy skin glow. Key ingredients include grape water and Hyaluronic Acid – which we all know is a must-have ingredient in skin care – it aids in rejuvenating the upper layer of the skin – providing an even resurface. Highly recommend this product and I can’t wait to repurchase. I’ve been loving a lot of products from Caudalie as of late and definitely one of my go-to skincare brands.

KORRES // Wild Rose Brightening Face Mask Р16ml && Pomegranate Cleansing Mask Р16ml

Now, I don’t usually review two products at once but I’ve just had the same opinion for both products and that is – I don’t like them. I’m not too fond of their mask due to its thick texture, it didn’t feel light and I felt like my skin couldn’t breathe, which is the opposite of what you expect when masking. I also didn’t notice any changes when using them. With so many masks on the street, you can definitely spend your money elsewhere and get instant results.

KORRES // Wild Rose Hydrating & Brightening Moisturiser for Normal/ Dry – 40ml

I wanted to really like this product and I kind of did. Throughout using this product I did notice my face appeared a lot brighter – and with glowy skin means hydrated plump skin. BUUUUUTTT it was so thick, I’m not sure if you can tell from the swatch that it was very clay like. Can you tell I don’t like products that take a lot of work? So I used it mainly as a night cream – which was good enough. I’m not exactly wowed by anything that feels like hard work unfortunately and this didn’t feel therapeutic either. I’ve also learned that I’m not a fan of rose smelling products.

I guess some could say this is a disappointing review, but I’d like to say honest. I didn’t enjoy many of the products I’ve purchased on this occasion – you win some and lose some.
Have you tried these products? If so what were your thoughts as I’d love to know?

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FOTD || Mehndi Glam

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I thought I’d share a fairly quick GRWM video for a mehndi look I done recently. When I’m in a rush red lips always tends to be my go-to colour! and a messy bun –¬†although this is looking more like a nest!!

All products are listed in order as they’re shown.

FACE MIST ¬†|| ¬†Caudalie –¬†Beauty Elixir
MOISTURISER  ||  Glossier РPriming Moisturiser (get 10% off your first order [here])
EYESHADOW  ||  Tarte РTartelette in Bloom palette
GLITTER PIGMENTS  ||  From Bangladesh Рbut there are sooo similar products on the market, take your pick!
LIP BALM  ||  Christian Dior Makeup -Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm
FOUNDATION  ||  Loreal РTrue Match Foundation Р4.D/ 4.W Golden Natural
PRIMER  ||  Charlotte Tilbury РWonderglow
CONCEALER  ||  Maybelline РInstant Antiage, The Eraser Eye РNude
EYEBROWS  ||  Anastasia Beverly Hills РDipbrow Pomade РMedium Brown
CONTOUR  ||  Pur РSculpt Palette РSilhouette
BLUSHER  ||  Illamasqua РPowder Blush РAmbition
SETTING POWDER  ||  Makeup Revolution РLuxury Powder РBanana
HIGHLIGHTER  ||  Huda Beauty РDesert Sands Highlighting Palette РSeychelles
MASCARA  ||  Loreal РParadise Extatic Mascara РBlack
LIP LINER  ||  Rimmel РExaggerate Lip Liner РRed Diva
LIPSTICK ¬†|| ¬†Christian Dior Makeup –¬†Diorific Rouge Ensourcellant – 032 Bewitching Red
FINISHING SPRAY  ||  Pearlessence РHydrating Face Mist РCoconut Rose
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First Impression || My secret french saviours aver Caudalie

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Hey loves, I want to share with you my ultimate skincare mini travel companions available in this handy set:
CAUDALIE  ||  Travel French Beauty Secret Set Р£22.00

I’ve already repurchased this before and I honestly honestly recommend to all, it comes in a nifty skincare bag. Travel sets are a perfect way of trying a little bit of everything from a brand for a fraction of the cost!¬†Considering the mini beauty elixir on it’s own is ¬£12, for a tenner more you get to sample other products, so for me this is definitely a steal and a great way to try out new products or have handy travel sized products ready to take on the go when needed (i.e. visits to moms or a quick city break).What’s included & My thoughts:

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet 10ml
I have normal/dry skin and I prefer light textured moisturisers. This sorbet style moisturiser was absolutely lovely, the whipped light consistency was unique and felt super light and feathery on the skin. My skin absorbed it really quickly, which made it my go to moisturiser before wearing makeup as it didn’t feel greasy.
I absolutely love the vinosource range (especially their serum) which is what convinced me to slowly but surely transition all my skincare range to Caudalie.

Beauty Elixir 30ml
This isn’t no award winning product for a reason. It has a very distinct smell to it, you either love it or hate it. I absolutely love this product, I cannot remember how its existence came into my life nor do I remember when, but all I do remember is that it’s been a part of skincare regimen for a long time and definitely one item I cannot do without. I promise I use this stuff religiously, it tones, tightens and preps my skin – letting me have good skin day, everyday – with or without makeup!
How I typically use this is before wearing makeup and then re-spritz it when my makeup needs a bit of zing and refreshening.

Instant Detox Mask 15ml
A good cleansing clay based mask. I’m not 100% sure about it and don’t think i’d repurchase as I do have my favourites already. However, this is a good nifty little one for on the go, perfect little travel buddy. It does make the skin feel a little tight afterwards, so a lovely thick moisturiser is needed afterwards.

Micellar water 30ml
A good product, works well but nothing exciting pops out as it works like any other micellar water that’s on the market.

Premier Cru Eye Cream 5ml
I’m really bad at remembering to use eye creams but I’ve really made an effort with this one and can say I’m really enjoying using it. It’s made my under eyes look brighter, hydrated and glowy. There’s definitely a healthier sheen under the eye when I use this product. After a consistent usage I’ve noticed the lines under my eyes are minimal – however, I wouldn’t say it’s great for removing the darkness. Bold claims I know, but whether thats from staying hydrated or getting a lot of sleep, my under eyes have been looking and feeling great with consistent usage of this product.

I hope you enjoyed reading this mini review, I believe you can currently purchase this from Space NK – I typically purchase mine from Fabled but I currently cannot see it there. xoxo

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