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Monday, October 29, 2012

Murad Christmas Kits - Perfect Balance

I recently attended a Murad Blogger Event and got to hear some top skincare tips from the man himself – Dr Murad. But not only did we get some great ips, we also got to see what’s new in the house of Murad – The Murad Christmas Kits.

There are five different kits available, all of which aim to treat different issues, so there’s something for everyone no matter what your skin type. The products inside also massively exceed the kit’s price tag so they’re great if you just want to test a few things without bankrupting yourself!

I chose the Perfect Balance Kit*, which contains:

Altogether these products are worth almost £90, but the kit retails for just £42.50 – which I think I pretty darn good.

T-Zone Pore Refining Gel – I’ll be doing a review on this soon as it’s special enough to warrant it’s own post. First impressions are fantastic though, so watch this space.

Blemish Treatment Concealer – Unfortunately I got this in medium so there won’t be any sort of review on this. However you can see the concealer in action in my Difference IsClear post. The concealer also comes in light (pale beige) and dark (coffee coloured) however, not as part of the set.

Oil-Control Mattifier – Again I’ll be reviewing this separately. But I’m liking it so far.

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes – I’m not a big eye-cream user, but I like the fact that it’s in there. The full size is fairly expensive so this is a great way to try it.

Bottom line: At £42.50 it’s still on the pricey side, but considering what you’re getting it’s definitely worth it. It’s a great Christmas gift for a loved one or just a treat for yourself!

Murad Christmas Kits are available to buy now on the Murad website, prices start at £36.
The other kits available include, Complete Renewal, Hybrids, Hydration Sensation and Radiance Rescue.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

The difference is clear ...

The #TFWOC Project has really got me thinking about how underrepresented ‘WOC’ are in the beauty industry. Don’t get me wrong, things have improved massively over the last few years and it’s rare to find a high-end brand that doesn’t stock a huge range of tones in their foundations and powders (apart from Benefit, you guys can stick your bloody Hello Flawless! *sulks*).

Although it’s still not enough.

I went to a Collection 2000 event recently, and was shown the new foundations that they’re bringing out – none of which cater for dark skin. Rimmel, Bourjois, and L’Oreal (amongst many others!) also do not cater for WOC and I think it’s just a little ridiculous.

But I decided to do a little experiment, ‘Mohammed and the mountain’ style.

 Yes, that’s me. White. Haiii Hello Flawless.

I used Murad BlemishTreatment Concealer* in Medium, and Vichy Dermablend Ultra Corrective Cream Stick. Both of these products are available in 'dark' shades, albeit somewhat limited ranges. Nonetheless, Murad and Vichy, give yourselves a pat on the back.

Unless things start improving, this may become my daily look – and trust me, it’s 10x scarier in real life. My mum pretty collapsed when she saw ‘me’.
 Beware; I may just be lurking under your bed …

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