Extraordinary Exuviance – Where Science Meets Spa!

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Review of Hydrating Eye Complex & Age Reverse Hydrafirm from EXUVIANCE

I was made aware of this brand whilst attending the #bloggersball and fortunately was lucky to receive two products to review. I initially spoke to the lovely ladies at Exuviance to discuss my requirements, as my skin is oily on my forehead, yet elsewhere is unbelievably dry.

Generally, I find it tricky to come across a skincare brand that offers products which suit my skin, so I was super keen to try these after reading rave reviews on Twitter.

FullSizeRender (5).jpgFor the past week I have been using the Exuviance Age Reverse Hydrafirm, which proposes to hydrate and plump the skin. Firstly, this stuff smells divine! This is my first experience of using a serum and this particular one has a great consistency, really light and absorbs into the skin quickly and easily. You only need a pea size amount at the most. It instantly made my skin feel hydrated, firmer, and smoother. I apply it after cleansing and toning my skin in the morning and need to remember to repeat the process in the evenings too, to ensure the best effects! It increases collagen production, boosting the appearance of skin and is rich in antioxidants too, making this superb product even better! I highly recommend and for the price tag of £59.50, it isn’t too bad, considering this product will last a long time!

FullSizeRender (6).jpgThe second product which I have been testing is the Exuviance Hydrating Eye Complex, which I pat gently around the eye area using my ring finger, very lightly after cleansing, toning and moisturising in the mornings and before bed. This ‘cream’ feels more like a serum, which sinks into my skin effortlessly! You really need less than a pea size amount, at most, and that’s for both eyes! It soothes and brightens the under eyes perfectly and ensures they feel hydrated.         It aims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles whilst also improving hydration, tone and texture. The combination of vital vitamins, antioxidants and soothing extracts of chamomile and algae combine to create a wonderful solution to tired eyes; especially if you wear contacts! This product is reasonably priced at £34, considering the small amount needed.

For full stock list, details of all ingredients and to read other testimonials head to their website, alternatively follow them on Twitter @ExuvianceUK

Have you tried the Exuviance products or are thinking of doing so? Let me know what you think of this post and don’t forget to comment, like or share which posts you’d like to see more of!

Love Career Girl,

Xo

PS, These amazing Exuviance products were kindly gifted to me for promotional purposes, however my opinions are very much my own!

New Mantra: Trust the Universe!

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So the past week, and, well, month, has been pretty shitty. I’ve been stressed, I’ve put a tad bit of weight on, have felt like an unmotivated, worried and depressed SLUG if I’m being perfectly honest. Those who know me well will know why… but it has enabled me to think A LOT about everything really.

It’s made me realise a lot about friendships, amongst other things. When the chips are down you find out who your real friends are, the ones who will defend and fight for you in your absence. The friends who, no matter whether it 3pm or 3am, are there for you when you’re crying down the phone, sad. They will tell you how it is, be brutally honest but unbelievably caring.

I have wonderful, quality, vivacious, inspirational and hilariously sarcastic friends who I am so lucky to have. Regardless of whether we text daily or whether we sporadically spend the afternoon and evening chatting away over a cocktail, or several, the fact I know they are there makes me so happy. Such a shame all my college and university friends are dotted all over the globe, but it makes me appreciate the fantastic friends that I have, of which I can count on my fingers, even more I guess.

Facebook friends aren’t the be all & end all

It’s remarkable how when I was younger and more naïve and consumed with wanting to fit in, I was obsessed with the number of Facebook friends I had – at one stage I had over 1000! I’m 22 and although I’m not exactly old, I feel like I have grown up so much since then. I have deactivated my Facebook and prefer to spend my time and energy on my ‘real’ friends, the ones who have been there through thick and thin. A year ago I made a conscious effect to abandon the negativity, the fickle friends and the ones who used me for personal gain, invites to parties or to bail on me at the drop of the hat for a better event, their boyfriend or whatever the flavour of the month was.

Only recently have I felt truly ‘myself’ you know? And I have my lovely, supportive friends to thank for that!

Ridding Fake & Fickle Friends

It hasn’t been easy letting go of childhood, fickle and horribly fake friends. There comes a time when there is no longer much say, less things in common and life goes in different directions. Sometimes, the one person who you thought would be there for you, you’re best friend, who once knew everything about you, is merely a stranger now.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that sometimes, things happen for a reason. The fickle friend teaches you to seek out better quality friends. That boy who mistreated who you makes you hunt for a loyal and loving guy, and working a job you hate can propel you to find your dream job.

Everything happens for a reason and sometimes, it may not work out now, but it will soon. So trust the universe!

Love Career Girl,

xoxo