If you read my recent post about my eczema then you’ll know that now the colder months have officially arrived, so has my eczema. One of the places that I get my eczema is my face and it can be pretty hard to cover when I’m in the midst of a flare-up. Foundation doesn’t quite do it so when I was given the opportunity to try out Keromask’s full coverage make-up, I knew I had to take up the offer.
Keromask specialises in camouflage makeup and is designed to disguise all skin imperfections, including: acne, vitiligo, rosacea, scars, stretch marks, under-eye dark circles and unwanted tattoos.
I ordered the Translucent Mineral Rich Loose Finishing Powder which is designed to set the foundation and help keep it waterproof as well as prepare the skin for additional products to be applied, e.g. eye shadows and blushers. I’ve used loads of finishing powders over the year and when I put applied this product, I have to admit I wasn’t a huge fan of the formula. It didn’t leave me with the smooth feeling that setting powders usually do. However, there’s no denying that it works, and it works well.
Now, onto the products that you all want to hear about; the Camouflage Creams. I chose a couple of shades as well as a white mixer so that I could make sure I have the right tone to last me all winter…even during prime pale time! With this cream, a little goes a long way so although the tube seems small, it’ll last for ages.
The creams cover eczema amazingly and don’t even leave a trace that it’s there. In fact, I kind of wish I had a tattoo just so that I could test it because I’ve been genuinely impressed.
Have you used camouflage makeup before? What are your thoughts?
The cold weather is officially here which of course means, so is my eczema…yay (not). I’ve had eczema ever since I was born and it is something that I’ve struggled with year after year.
Over the years I’ve tried hundreds of different creams and treatments, and I’m not even exaggerating. I get eczema over the majority of my body with the worst being on my hands, arms, and forehead…the only places you see come winter!
Despite all of the different creams, both prescription and over the counter, as well as natural remedies I’ve not yet found a cream that doesn’t contain steroids and has worked. Unfortunately, although steroid cream helps best, there are lots of reasons why steroid cream isn’t so great including the fact it thins out your skin and can damage it further.
This is why when Dermalex got in touch and offered me the chance to review their steroid-free treatment I was really keen to do so. In all honesty, I didn’t really expect to see any results but I’ve gotten to the stage when there’s no harm in trying!
I’ve been using the Dermalex eczema treatment night and day for four weeks now and started using it at the first sign of eczema with the hope of getting to it before it got worse.
And the results are in *drumroll*…There has been a big change in my eczema compared to how it normally progresses each year. Don’t get me wrong, this treatment hasn’t changed my life as such and hasn’t completely cleared up my eczema. However, it’s definitely an improvement compared to previous years. Dermalex is working to help people manage their skin conditions, they don’t promise an overnight miracle cure and this is exactly what this treatment is doing. It’s helping me to manage my skin condition and hopefully will continue to help across winter.
*This treatment was gifted to me by Dermalex however, all opinions are my own.
Blogtober Day 11
I’ve been making a special effort to try and pamper myself lately. I’m 100% one of those girls who would rather have an extra hour in bed than get up and do my makeup and hair every day. But, I’ve set myself a goal to start taking more care of myself from my heads to my toes. Which leads us nicely on to the purpose of this post…pampering your feet!
I’m really guilty of abandoning my feet when winter arrives and the flip-flops have been put away. However, this year I’m determined to keep up the regular pedicures and to pamper my feet all year round. Two products that will be helping me in my quest are the What Skin Needs Cracked Skin Cream and the Sock Shop Beautyfeet.
The Cracked Skin Cream from Australian brand, What Skin Needs is designed to help repair dry damaged feet. I’ve been using this cream for a few weeks now and I’ve been genuinely impressed. Of course, the results haven’t been overnight but as the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. As you may have seen in my recent unboxing, one of my favourite things about this product is the fact that it doesn’t have the typical foot cream smell so can also be used across the rest of the body including elbows, knees, etc. I’ve been using this cream day and night every day and popped socks on straight after so that it could fully sink into my skin.
Alongside the cream, I’ve also been wearing my Beautyfeet socks which are designed to do exactly the same and combat against dry heels. I know I’m easily pleased but these socks are so cool because they have nourishing pads in. The pads contain moisturising ingredients including a Chinese herbal recipe, and Nano-Silver, an antibacterial particle technology. Beautyfeet advises that it usually takes 7-14days to completely revive heels and you should start to see results after one day. Although I don’t agree with this statement as even after nearly a month my heels aren’t perfect, or even close, I have definitely seen an improvement.
What are your go-to footcare tips?
*These products were gifted to me in exchange for a review.
Blogtober Day 7
If you’ve read my post about how to make the most out of a hair wash, you’ll know that this is a chore that I don’t particularly enjoy. So, when Powder Room Secrets got in touch to ask if I’d be interested in a brush that is said to reduce drying times, I jumped at the chance.
The Wow Brush is a three is the world’s first fully circular hair brush and is designed to help with blowdrying, styling and detangling – what more could you want?
The brush has been designed with large air vents which reduce the blow drying time by half and it was this that won me over. I have to admit, I didn’t really expect this to be true as I’ve used lots of brushes in the past that have promised this. However, it genuinely has reduced the time, creating volume too!
I haven’t had a chance to try curling my hair with the brush yet however as mentioned in my blogger mail video I am rubbish at curling my hair so I’ll definitely be giving it a go!
*I was gifted this product by Powder Room Secrets in exchange for a feature
I love jewellery and I truly believe that you can never have too much. This is why, when Nude Jewellery got in touch to ask if I would be happy to feature one of their bespoke, handmade pieces I jumped at the chance.
Nude Jewellery offers a range of bespoke, handmade jewellery including everything from necklaces to engagement rings, that is available to purchase online as well as order so that your piece is unique. How lovely that you can have a completely unique engagement ring or an unusual engagement ring which suits you or your partner perfectly.
I ordered the Vanilla Links Triple Link Silver Handmade Necklace because my current everyday necklace is quite chunky and I was after something more delicate and dainty. It arrived in beautiful packaging including a little bag which had been packaged in the box so that it wasn’t at all squashed or damaged which is always a bonus.
The necklace is absolutely beautiful and pictures don’t fully do it justice because you can’t tell how high the quality is. As well as the pendant being stunning, the chain is also slightly thicker than a typical delicate necklace which I love because in the past I’ve had these chains and they’ve always ended up broken.
All of Nude Jewellery’s pieces are handmade and designed by the Founder Nikki and it is clear to see from my necklace just how much attention is paid to the details and the quality.
*This necklace was gifted in exchange for a feature