The hot cloth cleanser: high end VS low end

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Its no undisclosed fact within the beauty community that the secret behind glowing and squeaky clean skin is an effective hot cloth cleanser, and these two that I have picked out are especially amazing, and my ultimate faves in the cleanser department.

Now most of you will have heard countless reviews of the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser previously, even I have reviewed it (link here) however I thought I would write about it in comparison to a more affordable hot cloth cleanser, this is where I introduce super drugs ‘naturally radiant’ brightening hot cloth cleanser, which is priced at a very measly £2.99. Both cleansers are amazing at cleaning off makeup, grime and dead skin cells ready for a fresh and glowing complexion, The Liz Earle cleanser is priced at £13.25 which isn’t going to break the bank, however there is quite a price gap in-between both similar products so I thought I would share my thoughts on them.

The Superdrug cleanser differs to Liz Earle, as the consistency is much finer and runnier, because of this it is a little harder to control and rub into the skin, however it does completely melt off makeup in exactly the same way the Liz Earle does, and so this was a winning point for me. The muslin cloth, however could be a little, harsher? I’m not sure if its just me, but compared to the Liz Earle cloth this it just doesn’t seem to have the same feeling on the skin, it does take off makeup easily, however I don’t get that invigorating polish that Liz Earles cloth does for me.

 The smell of the Superdrug cleanser is very comparable to that of Liz Earle, with an herbal, fresh scent they are similar ingredients wise, however i’m pretty sure the Liz Earle uses all natural ingredients where as the Superdrug is a litter, soapier. However what I love about the Superdrug hot cloth cleanser is the after effect, my skin feels so subtle and looks radiant, which is a winning bonus for me.

Overall, I would say that both cleansers have there good points and there bad, if I was to be honest, I would go for the Liz Earle over the Superdrug cleanser only because It has always been my number one, go-to cleanser. However, for the price, the Superdrug is such a great product, and If you are on a budget its definitely worth going for the cheaper option as there aren’t many distinct differences between the two.  

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Vox Pops – Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre

With the new Trinity shopping centre having opened in Leeds earlier this year, I thought it only right to find out what the people of Leeds have to say about this new addition to their city. I have put together a short video montage, so people who haven’t yet visited or whom may just be interested, can get a taste of what this innovative shopping centre has already brought to the flourishing city of Leeds.

Click here for Trinity’s Shop Directory.

Check out this post on Trinity which  features my video

BEAUTY REVIEW: Origins drink up intensive overnight mask

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This mask has literally been a god send for me over the past few weeks, I picked it up on a whim, I’d already heard so much buzz around this product from bloggers and brands, and so I thought id finally hit up the origins stall. At £20.00 I really don’t think its that pricey, especially as it’s such a great product to bring back some life and moisture to your skin.

The concept of the mask is to quench the skins thirst, so it’s basically like giving your skin a big glass of water in the evening, in cream form. This product is a mask, however I wouldn’t say it resembles a mask consistency, as it doesn’t dry, it’s just like slathering a really creamy moisturiser on your skin. It absorbs instantly and leaves your skin super soft the next day, I use this after I cleanse and tone, you only really need a small amount as it is really thick and so less is more, especially if you want it to last.
The mask smells divine and so healthy, including ingredients such as avocado oil, mango butters and apricot kernel oil, it’s the perfect little product to help create a beautiful glow on the skin. Personally I wouldn’t say this mask caters to specific skin types, it doesn’t primarily tackle acne, spots, redness or oiliness, its just a hard hitting moisture mask, for girls with dry skin, or girls who just want a brightening face lift in a bottle. This product is probably one of my favourites of 2013 so far, it’s just been that one product, which has made a visible and significant difference to my skin, it has also created such a great complexion and base when applying foundation and highlighter.

The Lifestyle Post: I’ve had the chop, OOTD & Pimms

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So yesterday I decided to take the plunge and go for the ‘mid length’ hair-do which I’ve seen modelled everywhere ATM, for a while I’ve been debating to get it cut quite a bit shorter, as to be honest my ends were beginning to become too unruly for my own good, I just get so stressed out when Its past the styling point. So quite spontaneously, I opted for a walk in salon, which is great as I hate booking things incase I forget or just change my mind. The actual cut only took about 10 minutes after my hair had been washed, I also opted for no layers, which has made a drastic but in my opinion a nicer finish, as the style is much blunter and thicker now, and let me tell you, it feels SO nice to be able to run my fingers straight through my hair!
I ventured to the city today in a bid to do some uni work, but obviously it ended in a jug of pimms and some over due sunshine. I wore my new Green H&M jumper (£12.99) which I LOVE and my £5.00 trousers with just a floaty black top underneath, I love the colour and pattern clash in this outfit and just thought I’d make a bit of an effort seeing as the sun was out. My housemates and myself then took to wetherspoons for a lovely jug of refreshing pimms, my favourite summer beverage, overall a Pleasant and summery couple of days.