The Best Cleanser Ever?

Literally the best cleanser ever, that i have tried so far in my life!  Although I can’t take all the credit for this one.  This is all down to my little sis, as she introduced me to this kick ass product by Chanel (I’m such a geek).  If you think your face and eyes are clean think again, the Chanel lait douceur cleansing milk balance + anti-pollution face and eyes is one beautiful product, leaving your skin clean, fresh and well moisturised.
LAIT DOUCEUR CLEANSING MILK BALANCE + ANTI-POLLUTION FACE AND EYES

How we met…

Every-night without fail i thoroughly remove my make up and wash my face, one night my sister insisted i try her cleanser.  I was reluctant at first but I finally tried it and cringed at what the cleanser actually absorbed from my skin, i had just come out of the bath for goodness sake! This cleanser absorbs dirt and makeup you didn’t even know existed!

thumb_IMG_5882_1024

Chanel says…

Description

LAIT DOUCEUR cleanses normal and combination skin, while keeping its ecosystem balanced. Its soft fluid texture with a velvety finish eliminates pollutants and impurities with a precious tulip tree extract.

Active Ingredients

At the heart of the formula: intense tulip tree water depollutes and purifies skin. Bio-glucan rebalances its ecosystem.

LAIT DOUCEUR also benefits from mallow extract, known for its softening properties.

Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic.

Benefits

To purify the skin while maintaining its balance, CHANEL Research drew inspiration from natural anti-pollution techniques. Adapted to cosmetology, these techniques made it possible to create cleansers and toners that respect the ecology of the skin.

LAIT DOUCEUR perfectly removes makeup from the skin, leaving it supple, silky and radiant.

(Taken from chanel.com)

The best cleanser ever?

At this moment in time, for me, this product takes the title of the best cleanser ever,  it effortlessly removes makeup and cleanses skin gently.  Leaving you feeling moisturised, without the feeling of your pores being clogged.  Although it is quite fragranced i have had no experience of breakouts or skin irritations.

thumb_IMG_5883_1024 thumb_IMG_5884_1024

The Price

Okay so this cleanser does come with a hefty price tag.  But it depends on what you value as expensive, it is your face after all 😛 I picked up my Chanel cleanser from Boots for £30 (where i could take advantage of their loyalty points system, everyone’s a winner).

thumb_IMG_5885_1024

Verdict

I would repurchase this cleanser but it is expensive and has a 6 month use by date.  I can see improvements in my skin already and i have only used it for a month so we shall see what happens when i run out!

Have you ever used this product, if so what do you think?  Or do you have a cleanser that you swear by? Let us know in the comment section below…

Thanks for stopping by…

kimstaglgo4

Advertisement
Posted in beauty faves, beauty products, beauty review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hotel Football – EAT. DRINK. SLEEP. FOOTBALL. – Menu tasting

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

George Bernard Shaw

I was lucky enough to sample some of the food from the new swanky hotel football in manchester.

To Start

Lobster Chowder

IMG_4736Duck Pate with an orange salad


IMG_4738

Nana’s Pea & Ham Soup

IMG_4737

Main Course

Cod, Mash and mush peas

IMG_4733Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

IMG_4735

Beef sirloin and braised oxtail fill suet pudding

IMG_4734

This meal is not for the faint hearted or the light biters.  This meal is serious!

Dessert

The Turf

  Chocolate cake with  caramel and praline centre. (topped with green and white icing resembling a football pitch)

IMG_4732

Seriously how cute!  The picture doesn’t do this pudding justice!  It was so so good!  Definitely recommend if you do not have a nut allergy!

Vimto Trifle

IMG_4731

I really enjoyed this tasting and want to thank Stacey Anderson and the Hotel Football for a great service and a fabulous tour, of where i will be having my University ball.  I also wrote a short piece on why i can’t wait to go to my University ball for the Salford Business School Blog, which was a great opportunity.

And as always thanks for stopping by…

kimstaglgo4

Posted in Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

EGG WHITE BUBBLE CLEANSER BY {MIZON} Review

I love trying out and discovering new products especially when they work!  A couple of weeks ago i thought i would check out a new cleanser by Mizon called Egg white Bubble cleanser.

IMG_4712

It contains….

Water, Methylglucamine, Butylene Glycol, Lauric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Pvp, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Myristic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Egg Shell Membrane Extract, Cocamide Dea, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trehalose, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carica Papaya(Papaya) Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Disodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Fragrance

Cultbeauty.co.uk describes Mizon’s Egg White Bubble Cleanser as;

the ultimate purifying and rebalancing daily face wash for all skin types – eliminating pore-clogging dirt and pollutants, whilst gently exfoliating dulling dead skin to effortlessly restore your complexion to its flawless and luminous best. With papaya, bilberry root/leaf, sugar cane, orange, lemon and gypsophila extracts, to dissolve the bonds that bind sluggish and lacklustre cells to skin’s surface; alongside the star ingredient – egg white extract (3,200mg) – which purges pores of impurities to leave your face looking (and feeling) as smooth and silky as porcelain. Hyaluronic acid and trehalose then combine to attract and retain precious moisture, so skin feels comfortably soft and dewy, with a youthful and luminous glow.

IMG_4713 My Thoughts

I was so excited to try this new product and read up on it before i purchased it.  I have oily skin so i thought it would be fine.

I read instructions on how to use the cleanser and followed them exactly, which are;

Apply 3 – 4 pumps to lightly dampened skin, massaging thoroughly to eliminate make up and residue. Rinse with lukewarm (but not hot) water, and then splash your face with cold water (or an icy flannel) to tighten pores.

The next day i woke up with massive boils on my nose and cheeks.  So either the cleanser brought the dirt to the surface of my skin and my pores became clogged or it’s just no good for me.

I have only used it once and i am worried about using it again because i don’t fancy getting massive boils again!

It’s such a shame that my skin reacted to it in this way because at first it seemed like such a nice foam wash cleanser, it has a nice smell, texture etc.  It even feels nice on the skin but i will not be taking any risks with it again.
IMG_4714

You can pick this cleanser up from lots of places such as; Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Cultbeauty, PeachandLilly and it retails for about £19.00

From my personal experience this is not the best foam cleanser i have tried, so i wouldn’t recommend it but as i say that’s my personal experience.

Have you ever tried this foam cleanser and had a different experience? Let us know in the comment section below….

And as always thanks for stopping by…

kimstaglgo4

Posted in beauty products, beauty review, Cleanser | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Rock on Ruby

Me and @astewart93 went to a clothing event a couple of weeks ago hosted by the lovely Holly @Rockonrubyxx.  She’s such a lovely person inside and out and her clothing range is awesome!  The event was really fun and it was really nice to meet fellow bloggers.  @astewart93 picked up this cropped top which i absolutely love <3.

IMG_3411_Fotor

IMG_3410 NEED MONEY FOR CHANEL

 IMG_3412

Green Bomber Jacket | Topshop

Jeans | Topshop

Trainers | Nike Roshe Run 

IMG_3414I really love how she’s styled the cropped top, it is a nice and relaxed style.  Whats nice is that you can wear this top in the day and jazz it up for a night out.

Here are a few more items from the @Rockonrubyxx range the prices aren’t too bad either, for more information check her out girlynightsout.com.

rockon

What do you think of slogan tops?  Are they your thing or nah?

Thanks for stopping by…

kimstag22

Posted in fashion, ootd | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

The Lowry Hotel – Menu tasting & Hotel Tour

I was kindly invited along to The Lowry Hotel in Manchester for a tour of their rooms and to taste their amazing food.  I wanted to share my experience of the menu tasting, as the food was excellent!

The Restaurant

IMG_4422

The Menu

IMG_4423

Bread rolls and butter

IMG_4424

Goosnargh duck terrine, beetroot ketchup, pickled baby carrots and celery cress

IMG_4426

Grilled lemon sole, East coast crab risotto with courgette and chilli dressing

IMG_4431

Raspberry sorbet, vanilla, rum and raisin ice cream with a chocolate thin

IMG_4429

Recap

All of these dishes were fabulous, i think out of the three, the main wins as i am a massive risotto fan and it was cooked to perfection.


IMG_4431

I want to thank the Lowry Hotel for a lovely tour and amazing food i enjoyed every mouthful, i definitely recommend The Lowry Hotel if you are ever visiting Manchester…

And thank you for stopping by….

kimstaglogo1

Posted in Food, menu tasting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

#WhyMBA

For the last few weeks I have been working with an amazing team at salford university and wanted to share my work we have done on my blog as I am super proud of what my team have achieved!

As part of a live brief, our team worked with the Salford Business School to  promote the MBA program, where we developed a campaign that shows how a MBA student possesses the qualities and skill set found in a superhero.

An important part of the brief is to compose a blog post which I shared a few days ago, it was titled what does MBA stand for?  Our next article I will be sharing with you is titled #WhyMba? This article looks at why you should consider studying your MBA at salford University and what great opportunities there are to go above and beyond.

Yes, so why MBA? This question is often asked on twitter #WhyMBAas people contemplate the decision to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA). To help answer this question, we spoke to current MBA students at Salford Business School and created this list of benefits and advantages of doing an MBA.

One of the biggest advantages of completing an MBA is the enhancement of your employability, in particular at senior level in an organisation. Since the MBA degree is highly valued, having such a qualification opens up the job market, increases your chances of being invited to the interview and therefore provides greater career opportunities.

Preparing you for higher level positions

An MBA program provides an array of enriched knowledge that better prepares graduates for higher level positions within the workplace. Students who complete their undergraduate degree and decide to do a MBA soon after will set themselves apart from their competitors, as they will have substantially upgraded their skill set. However, many MBA programmes are accredited by the global organisation that is Association of MBAs – AMBA – a global network of MBAs. AMBA opens doors to a select MBA community that has a range of networking events and training sessions that helps you to keep your high level knowledge to help you succeed in an executive position.

AMBA logo

For AMBA accredited MBAs such as those offered by Salford Business School

“Candidates must have a minimum of three years full-time post study work experience with evidence of managerial responsibility.”

This also applies to people who have a professional work history and decide to pursue an MBA later in life. They are able to refer to their experience and apply it into theory to produce real world examples and solutions. This enhanced knowledge can then be incorporated into their current and new business ventures.

One of the great benefits of doing an MBA is the potential to expand professional networks. Being in an MBA program allows for regular interaction with like-minded students who wish to excel. In addition, students can also establish close connections with professors and other staff. Building such relationships is advantageous as it could aid with career progression.

Essentially, possessing an MBA degree enhances personal brand equity. A person who accomplishes an MBA signifies that they are highly competent and well-prepared to take on many responsibilities within the workplace.  An MBA graduate represents the ability to overcome challenges and persevere to achieve the best results.

Why MBA at Salford Business School?

Now that the benefits of pursuing an MBA have been established, take a look at the ‘Facts & Surrounding’ in the infographic below to see what the MBA program at Salford University has to offer!

 For more information, visit the Salford University MBA Webpage

What MBA stands for

Why You?

We believe that everyone has the capacity to unleash their inner superhero to not only reach their goals, but exceed them. As you may have seen in the infographic above, we provide an answer to the question, What does MBA stand for?

Under ‘Superhero Skills’, we have introduced an elite team called “The Experts” to depict what an MBA stands for at Salford University. This team consists of international members who possess a distinctive and important skill that can be found in an MBA student.

At Salford University, students have the opportunity to harness their abilities and go above and beyond to not only achieve greatness, but be extraordinary. If you have what it takes to supercharge your skills and be the best you in the universe, then choose an MBA at Salford University.

All the best super heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary

– Gerard Way (American musician and comic book writer)

Take the quiz – Find out which MBA superhero you are

This post forms part of a University project to see the original piece of work you can find it on the Salford University website.  The original piece of work was completed by myself Kimberley Stewart (content), Seema Dosanjh (content) and Samuel Otigba  (images).  Thank you for taking the time to read our post.

Posted in University | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What does MBA stand for?

Officially, MBA is an acronym for Master of Business Administration, but it stands for so much more.

IMG_4896

Really, what does MBA stand for?

We believe that MBA stands for having the capability to release your inner superhero and go above and beyond to not only reach your goals, but exceed them.

As an MBA student at Salford University, you have the opportunity to harness your skills and explore your talents to achieve extraordinary feats.

Essentially, you are given the power to discover, unleash and develop your unique super-abilities.

An elite team called “The Experts” have been introduced to represent and further depict what an MBA stands for. This team consists of international members who possess a distinctive and important skill that can be found in a MBA student.

The eXperts

The eXperts : left to right: Linda Leader, Imran Innovator, Riku Researcher and Sesan Strategist

 Leadership

Linda Leader strives for the absolute best.

She takes charge of the team and ensures that each member efficiently utilizes their skill to achieve optimal results.

Linda uses her exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities to effectively work with others and build strong professional relationships.

She inspires the team to not only accomplish their goals, but motivates them to push past their limits as well. Linda Leadership drives the team into the right direction.

Innovation

Imran Innovator doesn’t think outside the box, he thinks outside the triangle.

He is constantly pushing beyond the boundaries to form new and creative ideas.

Imran has the ability to harness both his imagination and logicality to deliver unique and cutting edge results.

His visionary way of thinking is advantageous as it provides the opportunity for differentiation amongst competitors.

Not only is Imran Innovator regularly up to date on advancements and current trends, he is also creating them as well.

Research

Riku Researcher has a curiosity for knowledge.

She dives herself into an ocean of data and surfaces with a treasure of significant information.

Essentially, she has the capacity to review and make sense of extensive statistics and literature to discover the most relevant facts.

Riku uses her evidence to not only establish concrete conclusions, but also to provide solutions.

During investigation, Riku Researcher is highly diligent and detail oriented as she aims to successfully apply her theories into practice.

Strategic thinking

Sesan Strategist challenges conventional thinking.

He is aware of the impact opportunities and threats can have on business practices and thereby works to leverage positive change and minimize possible risks.

Sesan possesses strong decision making ability as he is regularly required to devise systematic plans to create competitive advantage.

Since he is highly determined to meet the set objectives, he strongly focuses on the task at hand to produce favourable results.

The Experts only portray a few of the many amazing qualities of a MBA student. Do you know what your super skill is?

Super You

What makes an ordinary person super is their determination to not be defined by weakness. Through the MBA program at Salford University, you will be given the opportunity to learn, progress, and develop to be the best version of yourself.

You are in pos­ses­sion of some­thing pow­er­ful. Something with the innate possibility to change the world. To change your future…

If you are ready to awaken your inner superhero and supercharge your skills, then visit the Salford University MBA Webpage

Come and meet the eXperts….

Unleashing your inner superhero is the first step to becoming the best you in the universe

Find out more about studying your MBA at The University of Salford.

….

This post forms part of a University project to see the original piece of work you can find it on the Salford University website.  The original piece of work was completed by myself Kimberley Stewart (content), Seema Dosanjh (content) and Samuel Otigba  (images).  Thank you for taking the time to read our post.
Posted in University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Product of the month (April)

Not so much a product but a place!  Thought i’d switch it up this month!  Thinking about it i suppose it is still a product…I have been loving H&M the last few weeks!

They have some amazing pieces in.  I hold my hands up!  I have made a few cheeky purchases!  Some of items i have bought are for my jollies and i have packed them away into my suitcase already!!  Seriously take a look at their website you will definitely find something for you!

Here are some of the pieces that i have purchased over the past few weeks…

HM1

From left to right | T-Shirt dress £12.99 | Lace dress £19.99 | Lyocell dress £29.99

H&M

HM2

From left to right | Ribbed dress £14.99 | Shirt dress £10.00 | Asymmetric dress £14.99

HM3

From left to right | Fine knit dress £19.99 | Fringed crop top £9.99 | Shirt dress £10.00

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.” 
― Karl Lagerfeld

HM4

From left to right | Lace skirt £12.00 | Short dress  £9.99 | Long sleeved blouse £14.99

I think thats everything,  i’m sure i haven’t missed anything off,  it’s not a good sign when you can’t remember what you have bought…

Have you been shopping lately or have you been to H&M?  Let me know in the comment section below…

H&M2

As always thank you for stopping by…

kimstag22

Posted in ootd, productofthemonth | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Lash growth challenge – Using Rapid Lash eyeliner, Rapid Lash, Mavala Lash, Bimat bimatoprost

Some of us have long lashes, some of us don’t, you’ve gotta work with what you’ve got right!

Well there are always alternatives and i’m sure you’re aware of them all….as my lashes aren’t that long and luscious i decided to do my own little eyelash growth challenge.

Lashes 2

For the challenge i used three products Rapid lash, the Rapid lash-gro eye liner and the Bimat bimatoprost Ophathamic Solution.

I got the Bimat bimatoprost Ophathalmic Solution from Amazon and the Rapid Lash products from Boots.

I applied the Rapid lash and Bimat morning and night and the eyeliner just when i felt like it.

IMG_9682

This eyeliner is really easy to use and dries really fast so there it is not too messy.image (3)

Week 0 Start off point

At the start my eyelashes looked like this, the left hand side shows my lashes with Benefit they’re real mascara on and on the right my bare lashes.

week0

Week1

In the first week i used all the three products.  The first two pictures below (clockwise from the top left) show my eyelashes bare with nothing on.  The two pictures below show my lashes with mascara and eyeliner on.

The Bimat is a bit messy but it is okay and it did really help boost my lashes that first week.  In the first week i applied the two lash boosters morning and night and then the eyeliner in the day.

week1

Week 2

I did the the same in week two where i used all three products.  I couldn’t figure out which product was really working in boosting my lashes i was really surprised.

week2

Week 3

In the third week i felt that the Bimat was too fiddly and it also gave me itchy eyes so i discontinued use half way through the week, which is a shame because i feel that it was the product that really did boost my eye lashes.

Week3

Week 4

The first two pictures below (starting from the top left and clockwise) shows my bare eyelashes and the two below show my lashes with mascara on.

In the fourth week i just started to use the Rapid lash morning and night.   The eyeliner i used 3 times a week, instead of everyday.

Week 4

Week 5 

Going from the first picture to the second i am wearing no mascara and then in all the other pictures i have mascara on.  I took as many pictures as possible so all angles could be seen.

I feel as if they have reached their longest length.  I will carry on using the rapid lash as i haven’t finished it yet but maybe not as frequent so i can see if the results last.  I think that my lashes look longer and thicker but the Bimat bimatoprost Ophathalmic Solution really did boost them in the beginning.

week5

Final Thoughts

I really like the Rapid lash and the eyeliner but the Bimat is not for me and the results don’t really last with the Bimat either.  With the Rapid lash i think the results may last a lot longer.  But the rapid lash is expensive for the size tube that you get.  I think i will only buy it when there is an offer on.  I do feel like my eyelashes have become more thicker and slightly longer but i feel that they look a lot nicer now with two coats of my favourite mascara on.

eyelashes

….

This challenge was done a few months ago and i have now started to use Marvela Lash from Boots which you can pick up for £13.

I feel that this product is the best out of all the growth serums that i have used.  It is easy to apply and you get more for your money.  I have also had no problems when it comes to allergic reactions, since using this product, so out of all the products discussed in this post i definitely recommend this one.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 18.54.48

Do you have anything you recommend for eyelash growth?  Share your tips below….

Thanks for stopping by 😉

kimstaglgo4

Posted in beauty review, eyes, rapidlash | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

What’s in my makeup bag

IMG_2355

I have so much makeup and i’m always changing purses and putting different makeup in different makeup bags, as a lot of you guys probably do.  At the moment i’m rocking a makeup bag from Holly @Rockonrubyxx and I’m loving it, i actually won this as a prize but if you like it check her awesome pieces out.

IMG_6393So lets break it down haha…

IMG_45212

1.  Thierry Mugler Angel Perfuming Hair Mist – If you love Angel perfume then you will love this.  I usually do a few spritz on my brush and that signature Angel scent is delicately placed throughout my hair.  I picked this up at Debenhams but i have seen it at other places such as Amazon and Sephora.

2. bareMinerals ready foundation, this is a powder foundation and i got it in the colour R410.  I picked this at Boots but it can be picked up at a lot of places.  I love this powder as i can wear it in the day and it look natural then build up coverage at the night.

3. Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush – So i don’t usually keep a blusher in my purse because I’ve noticed i can get a little giddy with it and apply too much, so before i go out i usually dab a bit of blusher on my brush enough for me to do a touch up with, when I’m out and not look like a happy clown lol.

&

Real Techniques retractable bronzer brush – This brush is so light and airy and perfect for touch ups without making a mess.  I picked up both brushes from Boots.

4.  Gosh Long Lasting Brow Pen Dark Brown 1 – Loveeee this product i keep one in my bag just in case!  Although i have never had to touch up my brows after i have used it.  Personally this is the best brow product i have ever used and i purchased it from Superdrug.  Definitely recommend this product.

5. Eau La La Liner – Sleek MakeUp – I did a review on these beauties not so long ago, fave liners at the moment!  What ever colour I’m wearing i will bring it out with me just in case i need a touch up, which again i have never had to do.

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” 
― Yves Saint-Laurent

6. No7-Precision Lips Pencil – I am always going on about these, they really are something to rave about.  They are a good price and a really high quality product I picked these up from boots and highly recommend.

7. they’re real! mascara mini by Benefit – Claim to be the UK’s No.1 Bestselling Mascara!  I agree.  This is my favourite mascara! My only issue with it, is that it runs out too quickly haha but that must be down to my usage!

I picked mine up from the Benefit counter within Boots.  According to the Benefit website;

94% saw dramatic length & volume**

90% saw base-to-tip curl**

94% saw visible lift**

100% saw long-wearing results**

100% saw long-wearing results**

8.  Dior Addict Fluid Stick by Dior – This product is so good, i have collected a few over this year and switch the colours to whatever I’m feeling that day.  I did a review on these glosses a couple of months ago, if you like what you see you can find it here.

9. MAC Lipstick – What more can i say…I usually keep a couple of different colours in my purse just in case i fancy a change.

BuGcMZWCIAAGEfe.jpg-large

10. VASELINE Paint the town lip therapy – This was a limited edition and i think it is now sold out but it is so nice and sweet and does the job

11. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion Travel Size –  This was so cheap and is such a nice smell.  It’s thick enough too get rid of dry skin and doesn’t leave skin feeling to greasy and icky!

What’s currently in your makeup bag!?

As always thank you for stopping by…

kimstaglogo1

Posted in beauty, beauty products | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments