Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation Review

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hey everyone!

What a busy bank holiday weekend its been for me! On Saturday I attended Beautycon London, which was amazing by the way - (a full blog post will be coming up!) I had to leave early though because I was heading off on a mini bank holiday weekend getaway with family. I did vlog a bit of beautycon and the holiday but I have yet decided if I will be uploading this to my YouTube channel. Let me know if that's something you'd like to see.

Today's post is about a new discovery for me. I had been eyeing up the Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation* for a while now. So when I was offered the opportunity to review this popular foundation, I jumped at the chance.

Oxygenetix is renowned for its amazing skin benefits in their products. The foundation was originally developed to heal and conceal skin after cosmetic surgery and procedures such as laser and peels. Oxygenetix is based in Beverly Hills and has now taken the UK by storm - it was released here in late 2014 and the foundation has been marketed as a high end foundation that helps promote the healing process of a number of skin conditions, whilst being the ideal foundation for everyday wear.

Oxygenetix has gained a lot of celebrity fans, with Makeup artist Patty Bunch using the foundation on a number of celebrity clients. 

The foundation is available in 14 shades, seven yellow base colours and seven blue base colours so there is bound to be a colour that suits most skin tones.

I have been testing out this foundation for a couple of weeks now to fully see how great it really is, and I must say I am very pleased with the results.

Oxygenetix Foundation Honey
Me with the foundation on in natural lighting


  • I apply one pump of the Oxygenetix foundation and this seems to be enough as a little goes a long way. The shade I got is in Almond, which is unfortunately a little pale for me and I think a shade up (honey) would have been a perfect fit. For reference I am an NC42 in MAC.

  • The coverage is good, it gives a light to medium buildable coverage which makes it perfect for any occasion. It can be worn everyday, for a night out or a wedding for the desired coverage.

  • The finish is semi matte without looking dull or overly drying, which makes it ideal for most skin types. I have oily skin and this seems to work for me.

  • You get an even coverage and it's very light on the skin.


The packaging is quite different to usual foundations, it comes in a 15ml plastic bottle that looks like medicine packaging, which is to be expected considering it originated as foundation for medical purposes. The foundation has a pump which is a bonus - I can't cope with foundations without a pump!


  • Looks like skin if you get the correct shade.
  • Flattering in photos even though it contains an SPF of 20.
  • Lives up to its claim of being breathable; doesn't clog pores or cause breakouts.
  • The foundation is great for those with acne prone skin.


  • Is a little expensive for £45 for a 15ml bottle, but I think it is definitely worth the investment.
  • Might be difficult to colour match.
  • Can be hard to get a hold of in-store, however, it can be purchased through Cult Beauty or beauty is skin deep.

Overall, I think this foundation is great for everyday as it contains SPF 20, which is an important factor for me. I will probably purchase the foundation in honey, especially because the Summer months are coming up and I'll definitely be getting more tanned.

I highly recommend this foundation if you're looking for something medium coverage whilst being light on the skin with sun protection.

If you have this foundation, or would like to try it out let me know in the comments section :) I might also do a review + demo on YouTube if anyone is interested.

Looking for your dream job

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hey everyone,

Today I bring you with a slightly different post than usual. As some of you may know, I had been unemployed for a year and a half after graduating from university, and during this time I would undertake a number of work experience placements and internships to gain experience in the field that I dreamt of getting employed into one day; Showbiz Journalism.

It's been almost 2 years since I graduated uni and I still haven't reached my goal. As some of you who may have been in a similar situation will know, getting a job in Journalism can be extremely difficult. I have quite a few well known companies under my belt but that doesn't seem to be enough. Do I give up? Or do I keep trying? Thats the question. It's come to that time where I am thinking realistically if this is a career that's worth fighting for. I am 24 years old and I am stuck in a dead-end retail job that I do not see a future in.

Although I enjoy blogging and creating YouTube videos, I don't earn any income from it - which is fine as I don't do it for that reason, but it's not enough to fulfill my creative energies and career goals.

This post doesn't really have a purpose, but I want to let you guys know that you are not the only ones dealing with the hardships of not getting a foot into the door of your chosen career path.

I also feel like the constant rejection has numbed my passion for my career.

I don't really have any words of wisdom or advice that will help. As they say, everything happens for a reason but I am starting to doubt that. I have applied for thousands of other media related jobs as well without any luck.

Let me know below of any tips you may have in this instance. Sorry for the really depressing tone of this post!

Roots & Rituals (R&R) Hair Product Review

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Hey everyone,

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Bloggers London Fashion Week event that was held in East London, and during my visit I came across many interesting brands. One of my favourites was the brand 'Roots & Rituals' who specialise in haircare products. What I loved most about this brand was the innovative package of their products and the natural ingredients like essential oils in their hair treatments.

My hair is quite oily at the scalp and dry towards the mid-lengths and ends and this is largely due to the fact that it's been damaged by hair colouring. Therefore I am always looking for products that are going to help get my hair back to the way it was.

I was lucky enough to get a sample of the hair conditioner, the deep conditioning hair oil and the heated towel to test out and review. The heated towel will not be reviewed in this post as I have not tried it out just just. So lets get straight into it shall we?

Deep Conditioning Hair Oil

This hair oil contains a lot of great beneficial oils in it like avocado oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil and almond oil all into one nifty little product. What I love about this is you get all the benefits of different oils - that are great for different reasons - all in one hair oil treatment. You are advised to apply a small amount into the scalp in circular motions and spread evenly throughout hair. It says to leave it on for 30-40 minutes, however, I left it on for an hour as my hair has been suffering a lot since I had it highlighted. The product itself is very runny as you would expect it to be for a hail oil, it has a lovely scent and smells like essential oils; like a spa treatment, which helps you feel relaxed.


The hair oil lived up to my expectations. It made my hair very soft, smooth and silky. I found it was easier to comb through my hair and my hair felt more nourished and hydrated.


Great mix of essential oils

Nourishing weekly treatment
Relaxing scent
Doesn't leave your hair greasy after washing it out
Free from artificial fragrance, silicones and parabens


Comes in a 100ml bottle, which I am probably going to use up quickly

Hair Conditioner

Like the conditioning hair oil, the conditioner is packed full of beneficial ingredients that are really going to penetrate the hair shaft and make your hair more healthy. I applied the conditioner after shampoo and left it on for about 5 minutes. This conditioner was really intense and I could see a difference almost straight away. My hair felt really soft and nourished. R&R have actually just reformulated the conditioner into a hair mask due to popular demand, which I personally think is a great idea since its so intense.


Great mix of essential oils
Moisturising effect
Leaves hair soft and supple
Free from artificial fragrance, silicones and parabens


The strong essential oil smell can linger after washing it out (which isn't that much of a big deal for me)

I still have yet to test out the heated towel but I am sure that it will make the hair oil even better than it already is. I will keep you guys updated.

You can check out R&R haircare products here: http://www.rootsandrituals.co.uk/

I hope you enjoyed this review, let me know if you have tried any R&R products.

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