REVIEW: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

   

I know I did a review of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night cream (which I’m still unsure about) and mentioned that I was a big fan of the original Magic Cream, so I since I recently bought a new pot I thought I would write a full review on this product and let you know what I think!

This cream gets a lot of hype, and I think its really Charlotte’s staple product. Apparently, the story of the cream is that Charlotte made it herself and used it backstage on the models, and they all loved it so much that it came to be known as ‘Charlotte’s Magic Cream’. Is this true? I’m not sure but what a great marketing tool – you can completely imagine Kate Moss nattering over a cup of tea and a fag with someone ‘Oh my God, so HAVE you heard about this magic cream…’ Maybe.

The types of skin it is aimed for is apparently EVERYONE. I found it a little far fetched reading that ‘You may have an oily T-zone, but all skin types benefit from a rich, oily cream’… I would like to disagree. The richness of this cream is fantastic, but I say this being someone who has normal/dry skin and definitely think that this would be WAY too heavy for oily skin types – even in winter.

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The packaging of the cream is typical Charlotte Tilbury… art deco rose gold chic chic chic! I love the look of this on my dressing table – who cares about the cream?! On a serious note, yes it looks absolutely lovely and very expensive, however I have heard that being in a jar means that a lot of the goodness in a cream can escape over time.

 

The texture of the cream is obviously very rich and thick, which is great as you feel like you’re getting a lot of use out of the product. I only ever use about a pea size amount when my skin is very dry, and this is more than enough to revitalise my skin when it needs it the most. The smell of the cream isn’t the best, I’m not going to lie, it’s quite a clinical, rose smell that you might associate with an old lady’s hand cream.

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BUT none of this matters because my skin is so much nicer after I use this. It picks my skin up from off the floor when all it wants to do is go back to bed. It pumps my skin full of the moisture it deserves and makes me look like I have got sleep and no I haven’t binged watched Geordie Shore all night drinking nothing but diet coke.

It sits nicely under makeup, creating a really supple and smooth base to work your magic on (see what I did there). BUT, you have to make sure that your skin is completely clean before applying the cream – I like to use micellar water and then a toner before using this – otherwise it can build up residue on your face as it is so thick that it takes a while to absorb. Unlike the Magic Night Cream, it doesn’t feel as tacky after it is absorbed, despite the thickness.

In terms of long-term effects, I can’t really say I can see much thus far. Obviously, on 23 year old skin I don’t think there is much point in analysing any line-reducing features, but this does keep your skin very hydrated throughout the day – which is definitely key to preventing and reducing lines.

Overall, for someone with normal/dry skin that needs a bit of sprucing up and an injection of life back into it, this cream is definitely worth buying. Even as a mask that could be used once a week after a heavy weekend, just to make you look alive, I think this is definitely worth getting!

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PS. Just a little disappointed side note (but doesn’t affect the product, rather the customer service), although Charlotte Tilbury’s services are easy, quick and perfectly presented, I haven’t received ANY samples with ANY of my orders recently, despite requesting them which I found really frustrating.

PPS. If you would like to read my review of Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Night Cream, then please click here.

 

Seventeen WOW! Skin Concealer

Another concealer review! I do love ’em. This time is from a drugstore brand from the UK called Seventeen (17? They used to brand it like that but maybe not anymore) and looks suspiciously like YSL’s Touche Eclat, is only £4.99 and is also marketed as a highlighter. Amazing!

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REVIEW: Minus 417 Catharsis Vitamin & Mineral Shampoo

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I received samples of these in March’s Glossy Box and thought they looked really luxurious and glamorous. In really chic gold and silver bottles and with a fancy name and description, obviously I was more than excited to try these out, whilst also waiting for a good time to use them as I thought they seemed rather special.

They claim to be a vitamin mineral shampoo that supplies the perfect balance, deep cleansing and balanced moisturiser and shine for the hair. Based on natural active ingredients: balancing minerals from the Dead Sea and energising vitamins as well as unique plant extracts. Oooh, fancy… The end result is supposedly soft hair that is healthy, shiny and glowing. Is it true? Read on to find out!

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REVIEW: L’Oreal Skin Perfection Range

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I know I’m late to this collection, but I’m a sucker for skincare and always on the hunt to see what works best for my 23 year-old skin. This L’Oreal Skin Perfection range is aimed for those in their 20’s and 30’s, where your skin is still young but not always perfect (well, obviously, L’Oreal).

This skin collection claims to help to transform the appearance of skin quality, as if perfected (yes, I’m listening) whereby pores are virtually undetectable, tone looks more even and skin texture feels silky-soft. The moisturiser and serum also locks in moisture for up to 24 hours, apparently.

So, this sounds perfect for me. As someone who doesn’t have particularly blemish-prone, dry or oily skin, but also someone who does suffer with uneven skin tone and scarring from previous irritations – this sounds right up my street. For someone who also doesn’t want to fork out £100 for skincare on a graduate job, this is also a dream for under £40. But does it do what it says on the can? Only one way to find out!

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REVIEW: Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette

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Introducing 7 of Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup secrets to give you a natural-looking You-but-Better look in just one palette… I am so excited to be reviewing this as it is right up my street!

It claims to create a look that suits every woman whilst enhancing the colours that nature has naturally blessed you with. It also claims to provide day to evening makeup – and all in just 5 minutes! Amazing! As someone who values a couple more minutes in bed over makeup, then spends the rest of the day wishing I’d put a bit more effort into my look, I am pretty confident that this product will be an absolute lifesaver.

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MARCH FAVOURITES!

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I can’t believe it’s April already! And that can only mean one thing… Monthly favourites time! I’ve been trying to save a bit of money this week as I ended up going on a skiing holiday this week which was eye-wateringly expensive, so sorry for the lack of new products! However, I hope you enjoy this post and if you would like to see me review anything or have something to recommend this month, then please let me know!

Enjoy!

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REVIEW: Rimmel Radiance BB Cream


I came across this product in Heathrow airport after leaving all my makeup in the car before I went on holiday this week! I knew I had more than enough foundations to last me a lifetime, so I thought I’d try a BB cream. I’d never seen this one before, so I’m uncertain of how new this is however it’s new to me so I thought I would review it!

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My morning skincare routine!

 

I have done a previous post on my evening skin care routine, but my morning one is just as important! This routine varies throughout the year, but as it is coming into spring/summer here in the UK, I thought I would tailor it to what I prefer using in the summer.

Enjoy!
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REVIEW: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

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I might be a bit late on the bandwagon here but I know this product has been catching a lot of peoples’ eyes at the moment and as a concealer-fiend/living zombie, I knew I had to at least give this ago considering what wonderful things people are saying about this product!

Just a disclaimer, I am completely honest in my reviews and unless stated otherwise none of these posts are sponsored!

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Vegetarian Lunch: Brie, Avocado & Tomato Toastie


I am starting a series of recipes and food ideas for vegetarian dishes. Some of these have been done a thousand times before, or is something I have come up with myself. Either way, I thought I would like to share how I eat healthily or indulge on a varied vegetarian diet!

Here is my absolute favourite lunch at the moment. I gave up dairy for a while, however I am finding myself gradually getting back onto cheeses such as brie and mozzarella. I tend to avoid dairy if I can still, but this is such a luxurious and delicious treat and something I just crave all the time and allow myself to have on those days I need a bit of cheering up or comfort food!

This is great as a toastie/sandwich, but if you’re watching your weight or trying to cut down a little bit, just make it an open sandwich by using 1 slice of bread instead of two, and use slightly less brie by cutting it slightly thinner.

Keep reading for how I make this!

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