21 Feb 19
This is Alfred

You’ll be able to travel to Mars, get a sense of weightlessness and discover the stars this weekend as the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty hosts Star Fest at Sixpenny Handley.

20 Feb 19
Satirical beauty

This entry is part of my “skincare routine series” where I break it down into smaller bite-sized pieces so it’s easier to understand what each product is for, if we need it, and what to look out for when finding one to purchase. It would help to know what skin type and skin conditions you […]

19 Feb 19
Annyeong Chingus

A lot of us have had acne during the adolescence period. Acne can trigger to anyone at any age, even after adolescence period.

13 Feb 19
Amazon Prime is undoubtedly one of the most genius inventions in the digital age, if not of all time (well, at least as far as shopping goes). Not only has it changed our standards to perhaps unrealistic expectations of delivery time frames, but it’s also changed the way we shop online as a whole. While scouring Amazon for cult beauty products may have felt like a bit of a gamble five or so years ago (hello, knockoffs and expired skin serums), nowadays, you can find a huge selection of advanced skin care products (both prestige and affordable) as well as a sizable assortment of seemingly Amazon-exclusive beauty products from lesser-known and indie brands. While these obscure labels may be unfamiliar, these are backed by thousands of glowing reviews and customer befores and afters to boot. Many indie and up-and-coming brands often look to Amazon as their entry-level marketplace to sell their merchandise because there’s little overhead and the platform reduces the need for fancy marketing endeavors and social media campaigning without compromising visibility to potential customers. With that being said, just because these under-the-radar brands may or may not be available for sale in brick-and-mortar beauty stores, and may have less-than-stellar logos and packaging designs, the astonishingly above-average reviews-to-rating ratios have elevated these products to beauty’s coveted cult status sector — not mention the fact that they’ve also become regulars in our shopping carts. Of course, another bonus to less-than-luxe art direction and packaging is that these products retain their efficacy without heightening the price to pay for a team of graphic designers or a social media department. Sure, you get most of your typical drugstore skin care staple on Prime, but these top-rated indie brands are definitely worth adding to your beauty arsenal. From highly concentrated retinol creams to dupe-worthy vitamin C serums, according to loyal customers and repeat buyers, these Amazon products offer skin-transforming results without breaking the bank. Here are some of customers’ top-rated favorites. Image: Amazon. Baebody Beauty Retinol moisturizer This retinol-infused moisturizer is backed by a whopping 3,000-plus reviews and boasts a four-star rating. Customers applaud this product’s ability to combat fine lines, texture issues and dullness while still remaining hydrating enough to prevent redness, peeling and extreme dryness like other retinoid products. Baebody Beauty Retinol moisturizer, $18.99 at Amazon Image: Amazon. Thayer’s Facial Toner with rose petal & witch hazel OK, this is one exception in which the charming vintage-inspired packaging is as effective as the product it contains. This rose petal toner cleanses the skin and refines pores thanks to a witch hazel base but doesn’t strip the skin completely dry like other comparable toners on the market. It’s alcohol-free and contains aloe vera, so it’s suitable for all skin types — including sensitive. Thayer’s Facial Toner with rose petal & witch hazel, $6.99 at Amazon Image: Amazon. Timeless 20% C + E + Ferulic Acid Serum This vitamin C serum contains a similar formulation of 20 percent L-ascorbic acid (the vitamin C form), ferulic acid and vitamin E — similar to the coveted SkinCeuticals best-selling CE ferulic acid serums, which costs nearly $170. Countless customers have vetted this product as a bona fide dupe for the high-end serum. Timeless 20% C + E + Ferulic Acid Serum, $18.99 at Amazon Image: Amazon. Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream This “magic” cream has a huge variety of beauty uses — you can wear it as an intensive moisturizer on the face, dab some on dry elbows and knees when winter skin has reached its peak or use it treat eczema breakouts. Despite its rich emollient formula, many reviewers say it works well on oily and acne-prone skin as well, even helping to clear blackheads rather than clog pores. Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, $32.99 at Amazon Image: Amazon. Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer This antiaging moisturizer has nearly 3,000 reviews and an (almost) five-star rating. Containing a cocktail of skin-enhancing actives, from retinol to plumping hyaluronic acid and soothing green tea extract, this is one skin care powerhouse that low-maintenance skin care connoisseurs should have in their collection. Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer, $21.84 at Amazon Image: Amazon. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay When it comes to seriously deep pore-cleansing, Aztec’s best-selling clay mask is arguably unrivaled. It’s backed by more than 15,000 reviews and has nearly a five-star rating. Fans of this facial mask tout it for its ability to clean pores and rid the skin of blackheads. Many fans of this cult mask like to mix the powdered clay with apple cider vinegar as opposed to water because it adds more antibacterial (read: anti-acne) properties to the mix. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, $10.95 at Amazon Image: Amazon. TruSkin Vitamin C 20% Professional Facial Serum This plant-based facial serum contains a potent blend of vitamin C (20 percent sodium ascorbyl phosphate) as well hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and aloe to help reduce irritation. Customers swear by the sunspot-eliminating and luminosity-boosting magical powers of this potent serum that will only set you back $20. If you’re not convinced by the 5,000-plus of mostly positive reviews, the ample collection of customer before and after photos should be enough to make you add to cart ASAP. TruSkin Vitamin C 20% Professional Facial Serum, $19.99 at Amazon Image: Amazon. LilyAna Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Eye Cream This all-natural eye cream is infused with rose hip seed oil and vitamin C to soften fine under-eye lines, boost brightness and retain moisture all day. Customers also seem impressed by the generous size of the pot compared to most eye creams on the market. LilyAna Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Eye Cream, $19.99 at Amazon Image: Amazon. Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream This K-beauty classic is lauded for its regenerating (thanks to its infusion of snail mucin) benefits, with reviewers praising its surprising ability to fade acne scars, reduce fine lines, heal cystic acne outbreaks and combat dullness. This multifunctional cream seems to be a favorite of fans with a surprisingly wide array of different skin types, ages and skin concerns. Don’t be thrown off by the snail slime — it’s a best-seller for a reason. Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream, $16 at Amazon Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.    Originally posted on StyleCaster.
12 Feb 19
Car Park Development 2017/18

Our new lighting scheme received an award on Monday 11th January 2019 from the Commission for Dark Skies. We are so pleased and proud that the amount of research and advice to achieve a sympathetic lighting scheme has been recognised. Statement from Tom Harper: “The Award was presented to Alison Bruce Head of Estates and Facilities for Dorothy […]

11 Feb 19
Don't Worry, I Saved the Beer.

You know me: I’m not your typical girly girl. I’m rough around the edges, swear more than most Marines, and don’t ever care about getting my hands dirty. However, I LOVE SKINCARE STUFF AND MAKEUP. I think it is a hold over to my dance and pageant days (Miss Snowflake 1991 had big bangs and […]

07 Feb 19
Project EXITUS

In the present day where a man’s appearance is important than it once was, having youthful and healthy looking skin is of grave importance, especially now that we are in the obsessive selfie social media age: a close up of your face needs to look good. Now skincare and skincare products are a tricky subject. […]

07 Feb 19
What The F!

Photo #38: February 7 On my face: Dear, Klairs’ Supple Preparation Toner (my fave as in!), Banila Co.’s CC cream, and Fluffmatte in 143 from Sunnies Face – my current fave lipstick because the color stays on even after I’ve eaten! This pic was originally just a story, but I received a lot of feedback […]

07 Feb 19
Vogenix Self Tanner

2019-02-06 11:00:00 From makeup, to skincare, to nail care and beyond, we’re always on the hunt for the best beauty deals. With so much out there, it can hard to narrow down what we should leave behind, what should go on our wish list and what we should immediately add to cart. Leave that to […]

06 Feb 19
Beauty Hub

Reboot your skin with Mizon Collagen 100 Original Skin Ampoule. The ‘original skin energy’ ampoule firms, restores lost collagen, and tightens loose skin due to age for a radiant complexion. The thin consistency allows the solution to be readily absorbed and deeply penetrate skin for an instant lift. It’s time to say goodbye to wrinkles and fine lines.

06 Feb 19
Beauty Hub

Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner dissolves dead surface cells thanks to AHAs and papaya enzymes, while Salicylic acid (BHA) helps ‘unclog’ pores by excavating embedded impurities and excess oil. Ideal for congested, acne-prone skin types, this toner works to optimizing your skin’s pH, regulate sebum synthesis and eliminate blemish-causing bacteria that cause acne and breakouts. You’ll soon notice a drastic improvement in your skin’s texture, tone and clarity

06 Feb 19
Beauty Hub

Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum is formulated with 8% AHA (glycolic acid) works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and helps with hyperpigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tone. This formulation will help leave your complexion looking smoother, clearer and more even-toned. Ideal for all skin types.

06 Feb 19
Beauty Hub

Deep cleanse and rejunate skin with Mizon Snail Repairing foam cleanser. It is formulated with Snail secretion filtrate and glycolic acid to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles while helping to boost skin’s firmness and elasticity. The sticky, stringy texture gets into all the nooks and crannies of your face to pick up any and all dirt that might be hiding from your eyebrow hairs to the creases by your nose.