Current Skincare Favourites

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish*
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
Bodyshop Vitamin E Facial Spray
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Nuxe Reve De Meil Lip Balm*

Products marked with a star (*) were given to me as gifts.

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Mini Product Review

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WATCH IN HD! A little chat about some beauty products I’ve been using for the last few months. All info listed below. Please LIKE if you do and SUBSCRIBE if you like! Thanks x

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Gel
Soleil Tan De Chanel
Topshop Lipliner in ‘Bee Stung’
Sleek Blusher in ‘Antique’
KIKO Milano Long Lasting Eyeshadow sticks
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser in ‘Natural’
By Terry Rouge Terrybly Lipstick in ‘Narcotic Sienna’

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Moisturise and Shine

So if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’m not exactly Miss Skin Care. I don’t cleanse, tone and moisturise every day (soz) but there are a few skin care products I’ve been really loving lately.

The first is Weleda Skin Food. I got a tube for my Birthday and I really like it, it says it can be used anywhere on the body but I uses it mainly as a hand cream. As I’ve gotten older my hands constantly feel like they’re dry and this really helps. It’s quite a thick, balmy formula but it sinks into the skin well and doesn’t leave you feeling too greasy. It is really rehydrating but from the buzz around it I was expecting it to totally blow me away, which it didn’t. It is a good product though, it does what it says on the tin. It hasn’t transformed my hands by any means but it has loads of nourishing ingredients and smells really good! The only thing is I wish it had SPF in it. Can’t win ’em all!

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The next product is the Liz Earle Superskin Unfragranced Moisturiser*. I really like this stuff. I hate putting anything too greasy or rich on my face on a daily basis so this moisturiser is great for me, its super light and absorbs well into the skin and as its unfragranced its ideal for sensitive skin. As I said it isn’t very rich so might not be great if you have particularly dry skin but it’s perfect for oily old me.

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The final item is the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Super Rich Body Butter. This was another Birthday gift and I have to admit, at first glance I was like, “Wow, a huge tube of face cream!” (The “Amazing Face” thing threw me ok?!) It’s a very rich body moisturiser that’s similar in consistency to the Weleda Skin food, it’s quite thick and needs a bit of working into the skin, so maybe not great if you’re in a mad rush but otherwise wonderful. It feels very luxurious and left my skin feeling really soft. I’m trying not to use it everyday so it lasts but its proving quite difficult!

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Thank you to all the lovely people who gave me these treats, I’m sure I will be re-purchasing!

New Shizzle

Morning campers.

Today I thought I’d do a mini review of two products I recently bought. ‘Citing!

The first is Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser in Cocoa Radiant. Now, I think we can all agree that moisturising your entire body after a shower is a massive ball ache. But since my mum has been slathering me in moisturiser since I was born (“You’ll thank me when you’re older and don’t have skin like leather!”) it’s a step I cannot miss as my skin feels crepey and dusty and horrid if I don’t do it. So along comes this little bad boy to make the whole thing a lot easier.

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Incase you haven’t figured it out yet, you spray it on. To be honest why wasn’t this invented ages ago? Sun cream have been doing it for years! It’s a continuous spray not a pump so you just spritz, rub it in and go. It’s quite light and absorbs quickly so you don’t have to wait around for that slightly sticky feeling to go away before putting on clothes (pulling skinny jeans onto freshly moisturised legs? Shudder.)

Now, I usually use the normal version of this exact moisturiser so I’m probably in quite a good position to compare. Sure, it was super easy to apply. It dried almost a tad too quickly if you ask me so I felt I had to apply more to feel like I’d covered everywhere. It is a lot thinner in texture to the normal one so you do need to use a bit more. I did feel moisturised straight afterwards but as the day went on I kind of felt like it was “wearing off” and started to feel a bit dry. My skin was still soft to the touch and wasn’t flaky, so it may just be that I was used to that thick, sticky feeling and need to adjust to the feeling of it being absorbed straight away? I don’t think it’s great to use on anywhere you get extra dry (hands and feet for me) so I had to revert to the normal stuff to feel like I’d properly moisturised that area. I personally wouldn’t recommend it if you have very dry skin as it’s just not thick enough so you may have to use loads.

Verdict: Very quick and easy to use, does the job for the most part though you may need normal moisturiser for drier areas. Ideal if you’re in a hurry. I feel like I’ve said “moisturise” a lot in this section. Oh well, it’s over now.

The second product is Toni & Guy Volume Plumping Whip. I bought this because I wanted something like mousse that wouldn’t leave my hair crunchy and I read on the Guardian website that a whip is the thing to go for and this was one of the recommended ones.

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First things first- it ‘ain’t cheap at £7 something from Boots but I was really keen to try it as I thought it might work wonders for my curly cocker spaniel barnet (refer to a post from July- Hair Raising). Since buying it I haven’t actually left my hair fully curly because… well because I just don’t do that, so the real test will be when I go on holiday (yes, again.)

I would describe it as a pomade that has been whipped (duh) so it’s quite light and mousse like- but the texture of chocolate mousse not hair mousse… feel me? Anyway I’ve used it a couple of times to add volume and styled my hair normally. It says to use a walnut sized amount but I think walnuts are gross so I didn’t really know how much that was and I think I went slightly overboard because my fringe felt a bit coated afterwards. The second time I used less and it was fine- no yucky, product build up feeling. You work it into your roots the same way you would a mousse.

I have to say I think it did kind of work. Now I must add that I have recently cut layers into my hair to it has more of a bounce anyway but this definitely added lift and there was no crunchy feeling at all. I’m actually really excited to use it and leave my hair curly because I think it’ll really help with the flatness at the top. And it smells good.

Verdict: Does the job but not something I’ll be using every day (which is probs for the best at that price.) There must be a cheaper alternative out there that’s just as good or better? Let me know if any of you have found one.

Over and out.