Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

Despite Sunday Riley facial oils being cult products, I tried Luna oil, which contains retinoids, and did not love it. So I had decided the brand wouldn't work for me. And then, Sandra of Cult Beauty suggested that I try Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil. "It is better suited for combination skin," she said. Here's how it fared.

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Review of Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil, for oily or combination, acne-prone skin.
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LookFantastic Beauty Box July 2016

LookFantastic's July 2016 Beauty Box is themed #LFSummerLovin'. The pink, orange and gold design of the box captures the theme perfectly. The box also includes this month's copy of Elle UK magazine. Since the spoilers had promised makeup, hair and skin care products for the Summer, I had expected yet another Tanworks tube.

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The contents of the LookFantastic Beauty Box for July 2016.
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Mauve Makeup Look With Jouer and ABH Modern Renaissance

Jouer's Long-Wear Lip Creme liquid lipstick in Cassis and Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette are two makeup products I've been obsessed with this Summer. Both are predominantly mauvey-pinkish.
I'm not incredibly comfortable showing the world my mug after the December infection, and am still grappling with some fading PIH and unevenness, but I figured since this is not a glossy magazine....

Scroll down for a mauve-themed full face makeup look with Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadows and Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme in Cassis.

Mauve-themed full face makeup look with Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadows and Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme in Cassis.
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10-Step Skincare Routine Guide + Tutorial: Why, What and How To

Ten points before we go any further:
  1. This is not about a typical Korean skincare routine. I use a mixture of mainstream and Korean brands. 
  2. Nor is it a strict 10-step skincare routine. You will find suggestions with just four products. Or even 12 steps.
  3. This regimen is only at night. I have a life. My morning routine is a condensed 4-5 step version and includes SPF. That is for another post. 
  4. Do not wake up tomorrow and decide to pile on 10 products at one go. Step by step. Introduce one product into your routine at a time. Build up to it gradually. I began with no/three steps.
  5. There is no panacea out there. Some things work for some people. So include whatever suits you in your *-step routine.
  6. Your mileage may will vary. Read that again. And again. Customise the routine according to your skin type. Skip/combine/split up/add steps.
  7. You can use spot treatment, hyaluronic acid, a rinse-off mask, a sleeping pack, and a sheet mask on the same day you use Vitamin C. You can add every step you can think of and do a 20-step routine. Entirely up to your skin. 
  8. My skin type is acne-prone, and very oily (the kind where countries think of replacing their oil export deals with my face).
  9. An FAQ post will be posted tomorrow. Detailed posts on each step are also in the works.
  10. Verbose post ahead. 

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 Ultimate 10-Step Skincare Routine Guide + Tutorial: Layering and Order - Why, What and How To,
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RealHer Cosmetics Moisturising Lipsticks Review, Swatches

Cruelty-free and natural beauty brand RealHer Cosmetics was founded in 2015. The brand supports empowerment for women and donates 20% of their profits to the American Association of University Women, a 100-year-old NPO that promotes equity for women and girls, through leadership programmes, advocacy, education and research.
At the moment, RealHer only offers Moisturising Lipsticks in their range, but word is that they will expand to include more makeup products soon. There are five shades in the range.

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Review and swatches of RealHer Cosmetics Moisturising Lipsticks.
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Moomooi By Feelunique LE Accessories Collection S/S 2016

Beauty retail giant Feelunique has collaborated with fashion illustrator @moomooi - Meredith Wing, whose clients include Cosmopolitan, Coach, De Beers and Rebecca Minkoff - to launch an exclusive limited edition accessories collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Wing is known for giving her illustrations a 3D effect, by using flowers, fruit, vegetables and other material along with the drawings. The collection, which includes makeup accessories, bags/fashion accessories and iPhone accessories, is inspired by the Pantone Colours for 2016 - Rose Quartz and Serendipity.

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The @moomooi by Feelunique Limited Edition Beauty and Fashion Accessories Collection for S/S 2016.
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Best Beauty Boxes for Summer 2016

Hold your breath. There are several makeup-only beauty boxes out this month, containing full-sized products for the Summer - they all ship worldwide.
Some of the brands in these boxes include Benefit, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Makeup Geek, Pacifica, and.... no, read on and see for yourself.

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Best Beauty Box Offers for Summer 2016
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Pixi Glow Tonic Q&A: Everything You Wanted To Know

When you get through your second 250ml bottle of a product and have four more bottles in stock, I think it goes without saying that said product works beautifully. Pixi Glow Tonic is one of those products I will be repurchasing for a long while.
If my skin was Asterix, Glow Tonic is the magic potion made by the Druid Pix(i). Huge high-five to fellow Asterix-fans out there.
I am not going to be reviewing it. Enough rave posts out there already. This is a Q&A post. Everything you wanted to know about Pixi Glow Tonic.

Scroll down for the lowdown about Pixi Glow Tonic - why you need it and what it does.

Everything you wanted to know about Pixi Glow Tonic. How to, when and why.
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