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I was kindly invited into the bodyshop recently to experience some of their products with a facial and mini make-over. I arrived a little bit tired, because the night before I was at a cast and crew screening of a film that I was Make-up Designer for (more to come of that later).

I was introduced to my lovely consultant Lindsay who promptly set about cleansing my face. She took my make-up off with the gentle camomile eye-makeup remover, which I have to say was gorgeous on the skin. I can be a little bit sensitive around the eyes and this was actually lovely and refreshing, no sting at all. I am raging, as I was given a bottle of this recently on a course in London, but I actually gave it to my taxi driver (along with a whole host of other makeup) because I couldn’t fit it in my bag for the flight. The stitching at the seems of my bag were under so much pressure they had started to split and I didn’t want my whole bag to burst on the conveyor belt.

She cleansed, toned and moisturised my skin with the whole Vitamin E product range, which is so lovely on the skin. It is a creamy consistency and helps to boost the skin with antioxidants bringing it back to its optimum moisture level.

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Then Lindsay applied the Warming Mineral Mask  which is suitable for all skin types and warms on contact with wet skin. I was surprised at how hot this got, it really felt like like she had put a steaming hot cloth on my face. It was really pleasant feeling and when she took the mask off I really felt like my skin had a very deep clean.

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The mask was taken off with a facial buffer, something I had not used before. It helps remove dead skin cells and stimulates skin microcirculation. I genuinely felt like my skin had just had a strong session of microdermabrasion after this facial, except without the redness! My skin looked glowing and refreshed.

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After the facial was completed Lindsay then offered to give me a mini makeover. I had already mentioned that I am a professional make-up artist, but she wasn’t fazed by this. We decided to go for something a little different and opted for some purples and blues. She used some of the shimmer cubes, which I am already a great fan of and paired this with a purple liquid liner. Excuse the silly photograph, I was trying to show the eyes 🙂

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All the best

Emma xx

PS If you live in the UK you can get a discount on some bodyshop products if you purchase through this link:

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