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Beauty things I'm useless at victoriabellxo clinique stila essie benefit loreal

As much as I'd like to sit here and say that when it comes to makeup, I know everything like the back of my hand, but that would be a big old lie. I know my beauty basics and what works for me, which means I am more than comfortable to hold my hands up and share the beauty tricks, tips and flicks I am useless at. 

L'Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask Review

L'Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask Review victoriabellxo

The L'Oreal Pure Clay Mask range has got to be one of the best face masks ranges right? Of the three I've tried, I genuinely have loved using each one. From the range, I've tried the Blemish Rescue Mask and also the Purity Mask, both I've really liked. The detox mask is no different; in fact, I think this one is my favourite of the three. The Pure Clay Detox Mask which is "enriched with Black Charcoal which acts likes a magnet to draw out impurities" this claim rings true as I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin. 

As with the others, I've found it easy to apply, two thin layers work best for my skin. I leave it on for 10-15 minutes, or until touch dry. Typically like most charcoal masks, there is a tightening sensation but nothing that is uncomfortable. After removing with a warm flannel, my skin feels fresh and soft. 

L'Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask Review victoriabellxo

 I simply apply this to any problem areas which is mostly through my t-zone. Used twice a week in these congested areas I've noticed such a difference; my skin, especially my pores, look clearer and more 'glowing'. I've also noted that since using this mask as part of a weekly routine I've not had any large breakouts. 

One thing I love about this range of masks is the value for money. At £7.99 (RRP) for 50ml, the cost per use is brilliant. On the packaging, it suggests that there is enough for 10 applications but, if like me and you use it only the areas needed or as part of the mix 'n' match method that L'Oreal advertises then you really get much more. 

Overall, I think this another great mask from range and probably the one I'll go back and repurchase as it's the mask that as made the most difference to my skin. 

L'Oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask Review - Read Here

L'Oreal Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask - Read Here

Have you tried any of these masks? Let me know in the comments! 

V xx


Effaclar H Review skincare beauty la roche posay victoriabellxo

Just when you have established a good skincare routine with products that are working well for you and providing consistent improvements, it's natural for some other skincare issue to prop up right? Thought so. For me, dry skin and a bout of impetigo, has meant that for about the last 6 weeks my skin has not been that great. Sore, weeping impetigo in one area and dry flaking skin in another area on my face meant I was on the hunt for a product that would relive as much of the aforementioned as possible. I needed something that would be hydrating and soothing without interfering with an otherwise good skincare routine. I decided to stay within the La Roche Posay brand as the rest of the Effaclar range has been working well for my skin and I really didn't want to disturb that. The Effaclar H Moisturiser sounded right up my street; hydrating and soothing with no harsh ingredients, everything I needed for my sore, dry skin.


The Basic Base victoriabellxo quick make up in a rush soap and glory rimmel london kate moss sculpting palette one heck of a blot Loreal Paris True Match Foundation Concealer

If like me, you often find yourself in a rush in the mornings or find yourself applying makeup ten minutes before you walk out the door then you probably have a few products that you reach for to make sure you have a quick, reliable basic look. For me, I'm not one who needs a perfect, flawless face every time I step out of the house, more frequently than not I choose not to wear makeup but for the days I do wear it, I thought I would share the products I use to give me a quick, basic base.