Monday, 31 January 2011

Erno Laszlo Cleansing system

I've just returned from a weekend in London and while I was there I was lucky enough to receive some samples of the Erno Laszlo cleansing oil and sea mud soap.
 To be honest I had never heard of this brand but have been reading up on it and I am excited to get sampling!
 Erno Laszlo was a Hungarian Dermatologist in the 1930's who boasted clients such as Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner among others!!
 He developed a range of skincare using the old soap and water method which was more tailored to suit different skin types and that didn't have the same harsh outcomes of using a regular soap on the skin.

So if its good enough for Hepburn then its good enough for me!
 I was given the Active pHelityl Oil and the Sea mud soap to try.

These particular products are good for dry to slightly oily skin type.

The idea is that you massage about a 10p size amount of the oil into your skin. This lifts off surface grime, make-up and oil on the skin.

Next you fill your sink up with warm water and dip your Sea mud soap into it and gently rub the wet bar over your face, lather up and massage over the skin.

Lastly with the water from the sink splash your face to remove all of the soap.

Splashing you face is apparently the crucial step as this exfoliates dead skin cells off, stimulates collagen production and flushes out toxins.
 Laszlo recommends splashing you skin 30 times.

So i've been using these two products together for just two days so am probably not seeing the full benefit just yet however I will persevere.

 I loved massaging the oil into my skin as my skin is feeling a little dry due to our gross weather at the moment.It felt a little old school to be using a soap but my skin did feel completely clean and taught after.

This is a nice skin care routine for someone who has more time in the morning but is a little time consuming. I'm also always weary of the hygiene of rubbing a soap over your face.

Once I've used up my samples I'll do another review on the results.
 Would love to hear from any of you who have used this brand or any feedback you have.


Venomous Villians give away winner

Thank you all so much for entering my give away.I loved reading your comments on your favourite products of the moment.Will definitely be checking them out for myself too!

The winner of my give away is.........Drum roll please!.....

Zoe Dean

Well done Zoe, I have emailed you confirming you as the winner.If you could just email me your address then I can get your beautiful prize off to you.


Thursday, 27 January 2011

Estee Lauder Sumptuous bold volume lifting mascara review

Hey guys, thought I'd do a review on my newest mascara purchase.
 I'm eternally on the hunt for that perfect mascara and have tried many along the way.
 My lashes are naturally pretty boring! They are fair, average length and are not very thick! I certainly was not at the front of the queue when god was giving out awesome lashes!
  I usually go for a mascara with quite a thick bristly brush as I find these types of mascara usually give me volume, however I thought id give this slimmer brush style a go!

 So here is the picture of my boring natural lashes without any mascara.

And here is the after picture with Estee Lauder sumptuous bold volume lifting mascara.

I love the colour as its a real jet black, and do believe that it has helped to lift my lashes after two coats.
 The narrow brush style, with slightly spaced out teeth really helps to define the lashes however I felt that it didnt give me as much thickness as I would like and I think if your someone who likes to build up your mascara then there may be a danger of spider lashes!!

Id love to hear your feedback on what you think of the visual or your opinions on other mascaras.

Please excuse the state of my eyebrows in the getting them threaded next week so they are looking a little crazy!!!

Stacey xx

Monday, 24 January 2011

MAC Venomous Villains Giveaway!

Hello to all my lovely blog readers!

I started this beauty blog in October last year and have been enjoying writing it so much - I just wish I had time to update it more often! I am so grateful of the followers I have got and promise to keep blogging. I love giving my readers beauty advice and sharing my current favourite products with you all!

So, this giveaway is just a thank you to everyone who reads Stacey Mouse Beauty Blog.

The prize:

MAC baked eyeshadow in Ombretto from the Venomous Villains collection.

The rules of the giveaway:

- You must be a follower of my blog
- You must write a comment on this post telling me your favourite makeup item at the moment, please write your email address too so I can contact you if you win!
- This giveaway is open internationally.

Good luck guys! I will announce the winner here on my blog this time next week (Monday night).
Stacey xx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Bobby Brown Vitamin enriched face base

When I first got this product I have to admit I didn't really get it.I'm someone who likes to slather on my moisturiser, let this sink,apply my primer and then make-up.
 It almost seemed weird to have one product that does both.Great if you don't have much time in the mornings.
 My skin is a completely combination.I get the oily T-zone, normal cheeks however if my moisturiser is not rich enough then my skin feels tight and dry after a few hours.
 Although this cream is beautifully rich, luxurious and contains some fab ingredients such as Shea butter,carrot extract and vitamins A,C and E I just felt by the afternoon my skin was starting to dry out in places.
 Today I tried just applying the cream to my T-zone and using my regular moisturiser on my cheeks.
 This worked much better for me and my make-up lasted longer in oilier areas where my make-up sometimes moves in the day.
 I would say if your skin is dry then just use this as a primer and skin brightener but if your skin is oily then it will sit lovely on your skin, give you a slight radiance and help keep your make-up flawless.
 I really like the packaging of this product.Its simple,unisex and it feels weighty and expensive.Its £34.50 but because its quite rich I think it would last around 3 months if you were to use it each day.
 The smell  reminds me of lemon cheesecake and leaves a nice gentle scent on the skin.
 Let me know what you think and how it feels on your skin after a few hours wear.