MOOGOO COSMETICS

After a while off of from blogging I’m back! I’ve had a lot going on personally in the past month so I apologise for ghosting you all for a bit. But I’m back and better, in case you didn’t see my last blog post announcing my new YouTube channel, I have started vlogging! After much deliberation and years of wanting to do it, I finally pulled my finger out and put myself out there. I’ll be posting pretty much anything and everything fashion, beauty, travel and media related! The link to my channel is below, please subscribe if you want to keep up to date with my videos each week! 🙂

My Youtube Channel!

Anyway down to my latest product review….

MooGoo Cosmetics were lovely enough to send me their ‘Skin Milk Udder Cream‘ which I now cannot stop using! I suffer with mild eczema (it used to be severe) and dry skin, so this cream has been a god send! MooGoo Cosmetics is an Australian company that makes a range of natural beauty products to cater to everyone’s skincare needs. They’re also super eco friendly only using natural oils in their products and using sustainable farms. They raise awareness of the impacts that consumption has on the environment through their brand ethos. Which is pretty awesome! This made me all the more excited to try their renowned Skin Milk Udder Cream.

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The Skin Milk Udder Cream was originally designed to protect the skin of cows but then was later developed for human use. Pretty cool huh? The directions on the bottle state to ‘apply to damp skin after washing, then apply as required.’ The cream is for both face and body. I applied the cream all over to damp skin after washing, although it took a little while to soak into my skin it glided on smoothly and had a very subtle scent. I wouldn’t recommend applying the cream to skin without washing as it makes it hard to spread and rub in.

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When I first used this cream I had a large patch of dry skin on my arm (partially down to my eczema.) After two uses of this cream on the affected area the area of dry skin had almost completely gone! Since then I’ve continued using this cream at least twice a week and it’s really made a difference in the feel of my skin especially, it feels more supple and firm and my dry skin and eczema spells are not as significant anymore! This will be a recurring beauty buy for my skin as of now! Check out their website for more amazing skin care products for adults and babies!

MOOGOO’S WEBSITE

Do you have any skin creams that you love? Let me know in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you!

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through!”
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Sugar Baby Lovin’ – Vita+Skin Collection

Calling all beauty lovers!

You all know by now that I love a product review…so today I have not one but TWO for you. From the oh so cute, Australian beach culture inspired and totally instagrammable brand ‘Sugar Baby.’  Sugar baby is an Australian based brand but luckily for everyone not in the beautiful land of AUS, it’s stocked in Superdrug! And I was lucky enough to wake up to Mr Postman last week delivering me two products from Sugar Baby’s new ‘Vita+Skin’ range! And the best thing is; its paraben free, cruelty free and doesn’t contain any artificial colours or fragrances! Both products I mention below and the rest of the Sugar Baby range can be purchased In any Superdrug store or online and directly on their website.

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Hair Affair

I have extremely dry hair, so I’m always super excited to try out different hair treatments! I love the packaging this one comes in, with a screw cap pipe dispenser allowing for easy-peasy application when you’re in the shower or bath. It’s a hydrating coconut treatment (coconut is so so good for your hair and just about anything else!)

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Hair Affair Sample

The product is thick but smooth and easy to apply to your hair; it contains organic coconut water, natural oils, shea butter and aloe vera. I would recommend using this after going through the motions of your normal hair washing routine and applying all over not forgetting your roots. The packaging states its a 5 minute treatment and I can confirm it definitely does it’s job in that time frame but I found leaving it on for an extra 5 minutes makes all the difference, my hair felt silky smooth once blow-dried. I also tried letting my hair dry naturally after using this treatment my hair was still smooth to the touch but not as much so as when it was blow dried. Nether the less my hair smelt lush and had a subtle shine to it. I would recommend this product especially if you have hair like mine which is dull and dry!

 

Slim-Ulate

I’m going to start this review by simply saying this is a wonder product! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received this coffee and coconut body scrub. Firstly, I have seen quite a few reviews of ‘slimming’ beauty products, but not many of them seemed to be overwhelmingly positive. I myself was sceptical, secondly I actually really dislike coffee, the taste and especially the smell…So I didn’t think I would find myself trying a coffee scrub that’s for sure! But I had heard it was good for your skin, so I gave it a go in the name of beauty and I am so pleased I did.

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Slim-Ulate Sample

Once in the shower apply the scrub massaging it in circular motions onto your skin. Leave for as long as desired then wash off. I applied the scrub all over but focused mainly on my face and my thighs. When I washed the scrub off I was shocked to see that most of my cellulite wasn’t visible anymore! Basically the scrub and caffeine stimulates your blood flow and circulation which in turns reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. So it’s not a permanent lasting product, but I only used it twice last week and my legs are still almost cellulite appearance free! My skin (especially on my face) was soft to the touch and the organic coconut oil hydrated my skin leaving me with a clear complexion. I absolutely recommend this product to anyone wanting to improve their blood circulation to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and or cellulite and if you have dry skin or skin disorders!

It’s always nice to try new products that can help us tackle our insecurities, but as always I promote body positivity and loving the skin you’re in!

‘The most beautiful thing you can do is wear confidence.’ – Blake Lively

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My Affordable Summer Skin and Hair Care Essentials

In England we don’t usually see much of a Summer, cries of Brits longing for some Sunshine can be heard ringing throughout the country. Until it actually happens that is…typical British humour! But if you’re like me and adore the sunshine and soaring temperatures then you’ll want to check out my list of Summer Beauty Essentials to keep you sparkling and safe in this weather!

Now yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far! I made the most out of it and hit the beach! I always wear spf protection wherever I go! As sun is a massive factor in the ageing process (a.k.a wrinkles!) I always chop and change between sun creams but the Malibu Cream Lotion Spray is one of my affordable  favourites. Its super moisturising and comes in a spray bottle which is my favourite way to apply sun lotion. And I just love the smell of Malibu Sun care products, smells of holidays! £3.99 from http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/m1/malibu/icat/malibu

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Now I made the mistake of putting sun lotion on my face this Summer and low and behold I’ve broken out in spots. So I’ve found the perfect alternative that is gentler on your face, the Olay Complete Care Everyday Sunshine Moisturiser.  It includes spf 15 so protects your face against uv rays as well as a built in gradual tan, for that holiday glow without the holiday! And it doesn’t smell of fake tan, bonus! On offer for £4.99 from http://www.boots.com/en/Olay-Complete-Everyday-Sunshine-Moisturiser-Cream-with-sunless-tanner-SPF15-Light-50ml-_24656/

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Some people don’t realise but your hair needs protecting from uv rays too, especially if you dye your hair! Over exposure of your hair to the sun without protection can cause dryness, dullness and breakage. So my go to hair protection at the moment is Alterna’s Bamboo UV Fade Proof Fluide.  It comes in a pump bottle, its a clear liquid you only need a couple of pumps (depending on your hair length) I have shoulder length hair and I use two pumps. Spread if evenly through your hair and your hair is protected against the uv rays detrimental effects on your hair! Reapply every few hours to ensure full protection. £24.00 from http://www.lookfantastic.com/alterna-bamboo-uv-fade-proof-fluide-75ml/10580206.html

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Lastly as most of you girls know the heat and humidity can really mess about with our hairs natural state. I find mine becomes frizzy and tangled if I let it dry naturally. I’ve tried a few different products but have finally come across my saviour Unite 7 Second Condition Leave In Detangler. I cannot thank my lucky stars enough that I come across this product! After washing your hair lightly towel dry then spritz the product in to your hair all over and gently brush through. Then go about your normal routine of blow drying your hair or letting it dry naturally. My hair is naturally loosely curly (but frizzy) since using this product each time i wash my hair it’s no longer tangled but smooth and my curls are more defined. £17.95 from http://unitehair.co.uk/product/7seconds-condition/

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So there are my Summer hair and skin care essentials, what are yours? I’d love to give some of your suggestions a try, leave me a comment in the section below! 🙂

Peace & Love as always

CustomMadeCharacter xo

Destination Cannes 2016

The past three days have seen in the start of one of the most important events in the entertainment calender; the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Now there will be a lot of blog posts about what celebs were wearing what; I will of course be commenting on that in this post as well as a beauty segment! And for you film lovers as a film fanatic myself I will be be separately posting on the hottest new films premièring over the festival period, so keep an eye out! Now as the festival goes on for a whopping 12 days I will be posting as it unfolds. But for now here’s the looks that have kicked off Cannes…

STYLE

In an array of stunningly dressed celebs I have to applaud the stunning Blake Lively; with her baby bump quaintly showing she was a vision in a sparkly Atelier Versace number.

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Following suit of Blake Lively, Bella Hadid looked polished and pristine as ever in her floor length beaded Roberto Cavalli gown.

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Lily Donaldson vamps it up with a stunning Brandon Maxwell plunging neckline, choker and burgundy lip.

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And pink seems to be the shade of the day! Queen of Cannes Film Festival Araya A. Hargate wows with her Ralph and Russo princess gown.

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BEAUTY

Tousled waves alongside minimal make up and chic updo’s paired with a statement lip seem to be the port of call when it comes to Cannes day 1. Here are my favourite four looks…

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Bella Hadid

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Lily Donaldson

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Doutzen Kroes

 

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What were your favourite looks of day 1? Comment below! 🙂

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Spring Skin Saviours: Products and Tips

As we go through the Winter to Spring transition many faces have suffered. Whatever your skin type; dry, combination, normal, oily; Your skin has most probably taken a hit from the shift in weather conditions right? Mine definitely has, for a couple of months now my skin has been at its worst ever. Breakouts, dry patches and dullness. So I took action and with some research and recommendations to hand I went out and panic bought as many skincare products I could, in hopes they would salvage my skin.

I can happily say my skin is now starting to get back on track and is almost back to its normal PH balance! So, I bring to you my Spring Skin Saviours! These products have worked wonders on my skin within a matter of days. Bear in mind everyone’s skin is different so not all these products featured may necessarily work for your skin but they are definitely worth a trial, especially if your skin is feeling as defeated as mine was!

My skin type:

  • Normal to dry
  • Sensitive

The product: Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream

How to apply: With clean hands, use your fingertips to massage into skin.

Review: Recommended by my sister, I ran out to get this cream as she said it was great for tight dry skin. After applying just twice a day for two days my skin dramatically changed from dry and taught to soft, supple and my complexion much brighter. And the great thing about this cream is that it can also be used for your body too, so you don’t have to spend money on multiple creams!

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The product: Garnier Micellar Water (pictured above)

How to apply: Squirt on to a cotton pad and gently swipe over face in circular motions.

Review: The past year has been all about micellar water, everyones gone crazy about it and for a good reason to. Gone are the days of the long tired cleansing and toning routines to remove your make-up, with this magic water your make-up is removed and your skin cleansed all in one step. I love the Garnier branded water in particular as its great for my sensitive skin and super cheap. Naughtily I was using make-up wipes for a while to cleanse my face as i ran out of cleanser, so my skin become taught and spotty. But after ditching the wipes and using this water for a few days my skin has really cleared up.

The product: Boots Tea Tree and witch Hazel Charcoal Face Mask

How to apply: Splash face with warm water and apply the mask with clean hands to your face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes removing with warm water.

Review: I’ve been searching for a good face mask for a while that can combat my skins unexpected behaviour. Of late my skin has become combination, with spots, oiliness and dry patches. Which is very odd as my skin is usually a very calm normal to dry type. My friend recommended this face mask having used it herself and as my skin always reacts well to witch hazel I thought I’d give it a go! With active charcoal, I could actually feel the mask deeply cleansing through the pores in my skin. And it completely restored my oily skin back to its normal state, leaving my skin feeling fresh and soft.

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What have been your skin saviours this Spring? Let me know in the comments section, I’m always looking for new product recommendations! 🙂

Georgia-Rose

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