Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad in Purple Haze

I'm not a huge lover of doing something extravagant on New Years Eve but this year I am heading out. No where too posh so I don't need that LBD or anything fancy but I want to do something a bit different with my make up instead. I purchased this eyeshadow quad a real long time ago now and have barely touched it since. So I thought it was about time I dived into my make up stash and used a few bits that I haven't really in the past, this being one of those. I absolutely love the shades in this quad and think it will be perfect for my NYE make up.

I've also mentioned in previous blog posts that I'm not all that glued up on eyeshadows and don't actually own that many. This one in particular seems pretty fool proof due to the numbering embossed onto each eyeshadow colour. This indicates where you should apply each colour on your eyes. This is a great idea for eyeshadow newbies as you simply can't really go wrong. I have always loved the look of a purple smokey eye on others so I cannot wait to recreate it.

The actual eyeshadows are super soft on application and blend really well. I don't think much of the brush included in this quad, as I'm sure many agree, and I tend to always use my Real Techniques eye brushes which this works really well with. All these shades together work really well and do easily create that purple smokey eye in a matter of minutes. The lasting power of these eyeshadows is pretty standard, when doing a full eye make up look like this I will always use a primer which is a lifesaver really. So the primer really holds the eyeshadows in place, certainly for the whole night so no need to pop this in your clutch bag for the night out. Unless your going from day to night, then a touch up will be needed but this would be a great time to simply use the brush included to save clutch bag space.

The packaging is nothing amazing but again perfect to simply throw in your bag if needed. It comes with a decent sized mirror inside so when/if you need to touch up it is easily done so. Again there is a brush included which could potentially come in handy. The simple black plastic packaging is sleek and actually doesn't look too cheap.

Overall I will definitely be using this eyeshadow palette on NYE for my night out. I think it's a great time to do a full on eye look easily and quickly. You can purchase this palette here from Avon, they also do lots of different shades. I'd love to know your NYE plans if you have any and what sort of make up look your going to be going for :-) 

Monday, 29 December 2014

The Library of Fragrance: Fresh Coconut

I expressed my love for the smell of coconut in my last post and I'm probably about to express it again. The lovely people from The Library of Fragrance sent me this fragrance recently, which I am extremely grateful for. The Library of Fragrance have a range of 101 fragrances which may seem slightly odd. Some of their fragrances include: Play-doh, Snow, Chocolate chip cookie, Baby powder and Dirt. I mean some seem extremely odd but on the other hand genius, there is no one else to do these scents.

The Fresh Coconut scent pretty obviously smells simply of coconut and boy what a treat. It's great to spray a room or as a perfume. The scent lingers for a pretty long time and as the bottle states it really is a great pick me up scent. It instantly refreshes subtly wherever/whatever you're spraying. The bottle is simple and looks really expensive. These fragrances are priced at £15 which I think is really reasonable considering the product you get and also the crazy, different scents you cannot get anywhere else.

Overall this is an amazing scent, especially if you love the smell of coconut, if not then I am 100% sure that they will offer a scent which you love. I would definitely love to smell some of the stranger scents from their range which I believe some Boots stores do stock. If not then you can browse The Library of Fragrance website here. I'd love to know if you've smelt any of these fragrances from this range :-)

This post is not sponsored by The Library of Fragrance.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Empties #2

I can't believe Christmas has been and gone already. I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and Boxing day :-) I'm spending my day today watching all of the DVDs I received for Christmas and eating chocolates, just perfect. Onto the post, I cannot believe this is only my second empties post ever. I definitely need to remember more to keep my empty goodies to share with you but for now lets get talking about these ones.

Sephora Coconut Perfume
I picked this up a while back when I was in Rome, I simply love the smell of coconut, not so much the taste but the smell is lovely. So when I saw this little travel sized perfume I thought it was perfect. It's a great size to just chuck into your handbag and spritz whenever needed. The smell lasted a pretty long time and surprisingly so did this little tube. The only slight downside was that it was glass so not perfect for travelling but it served me well and I loved it.

Garnier Ultimate Blends 1 Minute Treatment
I was gutted when this beauty ran out. I picked this up when this range first came out and it worked miracles on my hair. It was perfect for those quick hair wash showers when you don't want to stand there for 5 minutes with a hair mask on. This one worked it's magic in just 1 minute. You popped this on your hair after shampooing and if your hair needed it you could then use conditioner but you didn't have to. I would sometimes just use a small amount of conditioner right on the ends of my hair to really give them a good nourish. This honestly really helped my hair and it's split ends. It also smelt amazing with avocado oil and shea butter.

Murad Blemish Spot Treatment
I got this spot treatment within a Murad gift set a while back from TK Maxx. I don't need to tell you how much I love a good spot treatment but I did really enjoy using this one. It had quite a runny consistency which was sometimes quite difficult to work with but once on the face it was ok. It didn't leave the affected area tight or stiff and it also didn't sting on application. It really helped my blemishes over night and the redness reduced. I've tried so many spot treatments, this one did work but unfortunately not one of my favourites I've used over time.

Jelly Belly Bubblegum Candle
I picked this candle up a pretty long time ago now but I'm so glad I did. This honestly smells incredible, within minutes my whole bedroom would smell amazing and it was all down to this candle. It sure had a long burning time to because it got to the point where I was having to light this everyday. This is by far the best candle I've ever burnt and I would love to see what other scents you can get from this range as I would 100% buy one.

And that's it for my second empties post! I don't have so many this time around but will have to definitely try harder to remember to keep everything I use up for next time around. Again I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I'll see you next time :-)

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette

I'm never normally one to purchase an eye shadow palette alone so when this offering came out from Urban Decay it really appealed to me. This palette offers everything other than the base products, a foundation or concealer, then you have everything you need in this one palette. Included in this palette you get:

5 brand new eyeshadows in the shades: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare and Stun
Highlighter/eyeshadow in the shade 5050
Naked on the Run bronzer and blusher
Travel sized Perversion mascara
Travel sized 24/7 glide on eyeliner in Stag
Full sized Naked lip gloss in Sesso

Everything about this palette stood out to me and I'm don't normally wear eye shadows very often but the ones included in this palette are gorgeous. The eye shadows include the all important matte shades but the beautiful shimmers which are great for everyday or a night out. They are all super easy to apply and blend, even for an eye shadow newbie like me. All the colours really appeal to me and honestly are colours I would wear daily when I finally get into wearing eye shadow most days.

The blusher and bronzer are both new to this palette and are both great offerings. They are both really pigmented and look great on the skin. The super pink blush isn't the colour I would normally go for but I really like this one. You can just add a subtle flush without making it too pink or stand out. The highlighter which can be doubled up as another eye shadow is also perfect. The perfect amount of shimmer looking great in the inner corners of your eyes, your brow bone and cheek bones.

The eye liner is something from Urban Decay which I have wanted to try for a really long time so I was super excited when one was included in this palette. This is in the shade Stag which is a gorgeous dark brown which works great with my brown eyes. Eye liners always last ages for me so this travel sized mini should last a relatively long time. This is such an easy product to apply, it simply glides on with no effort. I'm becoming more of an everyday pencil eye liner wearer so this one is now a firm favourite of mine.

The mascara is another relatively new offering from Urban Decay and I am in love with this Perversion mascara. It's simply incredible, it really gives me that false lash effect with no clumps in sight. The brush is relatively large but works really well covering most of my lashes in one stroke. The lip gloss in Sesso is the perfect nude shade. When looking at the shade in the tube I was slightly worried that it would look too dark on me. But once applied it really is such a great nude shade and perfect for every day wear.

The packaging really is beautiful, the inclusion of a huge mirror is perfect for the application of the products included. Although this palette is not the smallest, it does include everything bar base products so really it's worth it. The packaging is really sturdy and unique so when travelling this will definitely handle it. The packaging would also be great for different products when you have finished the ones included, for example a different travel sized mascara may fit in the shape where the Urban Decay mascara currently is.

Overall this palette is stunning and would really make a great Christmas present. I will definitely be using all the products included today as it is Christmas Day! I wish you all a Happy Christmas and hope you have a lovely day eating food :-)

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Daniel Wellington Watches

I've seen many bloggers recently with one of these beauties and I cannot get enough of them. I am a huge watch lover and my Michael Kors one has definitely been through the wars. Don't get me wrong I still absolutely love it and wear it every single day, and have done since I got given it. But these Daniel Wellington watches are really simple classics. I am a lover of silver, hence why I picked the silver watches to show you hey. These are the Bristol ladies watches and they are by far my favourite from the range. Although I'm slightly late to put them on my Christmas list they will definitely be going on my birthday wishlist. I think the black one is 100% my favourite but all the colours will simply go with every outfit. If you have a Daniel Wellington watch then I am very jealous of you but I'd love to hear your thoughts on these watches :-)

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Macadamia Natural Oil Hair Care Travel Set

Another brand that I've always heard a lot about but had never tried myself until I spotted this set in TK Maxx. It's a great travel set full with 6 mini products and at a really affordable price. I'm always on the hunt to try and find products that will help minimize the dead ends on my hair. I thought this set would be a perfect way to try a new brand and also try and tame my hair slightly.

In this set you get 6 mini products which are; Rejuvenating Shampoo, Moisturising Rinse, Nourishing Leave In Cream, Healing Oil Treatment, Repair Masque and a wide tooth comb. This set really includes everything you would need to give your hair a complete pamper. Every product in this set has worked amazingly with my hair. Whenever I used even just one of these product I could tell the different. The shampoo and conditioner worked super well together and really left my hair feeling soft and sleek. The Nourishing leave in cream which was just applied to the ends of my hair left the ends of my hair soft and with added moisture, not leaving them dry like normal. The healing oil is simply amazing too. Again just applied to the ends of my hair but you can really tell the difference. It softens everything out, not leaving my dead ends all spiky and out of control. I must add as well all of these products smell so good!

It's great that all of these products work so well together, you could literally use all 6 of these products in one pamper session and it would leave your hair in heaven. The comb is great for my long hair which gets super duper knotty after washing it, so I'm not constantly tugging at my hair and pulling it out. I am now definitely a fan of Macadamia hair and will be on the look out for more, different products from them to try out!

This is an amazing set and I would definitely recommend it to those who were like me and hadn't tried anything from the brand before. As I've said I purchased this from TK Maxx so it's unlikely that they still have it in stock. Instead I'll leave a link straight to the Macadamia website so you can have a little browse at all their products they have to offer: here. I'd love to know your thoughts on this brand if you've tried it before :-)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

My first EVER Nars beauty item, let's just take a moment for that please. I have wanted to get my hands on this concealer for quite some time. But it's pretty hard considering I live far from a Nars counter so was unsure on the colour match. Finally when I was looking on the Space NK website, I took the plunge and purchased it. It's not the cheapest concealer I must say, at £22 but I think it's 100% worth it. Nars say:

"Coveted by artists for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer evens skin with lightweight medium to high build-able coverage. Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue. Concealer that goes beyond concealing imperfections. Contains potent skincare active ingredients to work to repair imperfections while hides them. Corrects not masks the color tone in skin."

This is definitely by far the best concealer I've used in a very long time. This concealer really does conceal everything from dark under eye circles to almighty spots. I have combination skin and this really works on both the oily parts but also the drier parts which is great. It really feels moisturising and light, not heavy at all. Which considering it's a good medium coverage and feels weightless is amazing. It lasts a really long time on the face without looking cakey or as if your face is sliding downwards.

I picked up the shade Vanilla after a lot of deliberation and it's pretty darn perfect! I think maybe in the summer months it may be slightly too light to cover my spots but will still work under my eyes. But at the moment this shade works amazingly all over my face. The packaging is super swish and it does feel expensive which is great considering the price you pay. I was slightly skeptical as it does have the word radiant in the name, I didn't know if it would work on concealing my spots. And as you know I do suffer with a fair share of spots. But honestly this works a dream, really does conceal them no matter how big or small. It doesn't dry the spots out anymore nor does it make them look cakey if you need to build up the coverage. Although I personally find that one layer is enough coverage for me.

I am 100% now addicted to this concealer and can see myself going through many of these in the future. Although the price is high, I would definitely recommend trying this out if you haven't already. It's now one of my firm favourites :-) Let me know your thoughts on this if you have tried it!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Conditioner for Oily Hair

I don't think I've actually tried any of The Body Shop's hair care items before this one and I was really excited to try this. I tend to get oily hair pretty quickly and have to wash it every other day in aid to stop this. So I was after a conditioner that may help prolong this process. I spotted this one in The Body Shop and thought I would give it a go to see what results it would give me.

The first thing I noticed about this conditioner is that it has a rather thick consistency but once rubbed in your hands and applied to your hair it turns into a soft cream. It smells really fresh, like a rainforest I guess, which I really like. I love that this range of hair care contains no silicones, parabens or sulphates which is clearly great for your hair. After using this product it leaves my hair feeling relatively smooth and smelling great. I do find however that I have to use quite a lot of product to achieve this. It doesn't come that easily out of the bottle but I find myself really covering my hair in order to get it to cover and treat my hair. I have really knotty hair so like to apply more conditioner in the areas I get more knots to aid pulling my hair when brushing it out after washing. However when using a lot of product I do get the smooth results I am looking for, it just means using more product than I would wish too.

I have found whilst using this that it hasn't actually made much difference to the oiliness of my hair. I am still washing it every other day. I don't know whether this is because there is also a shampoo in the same range and whether using them both would see a change in my hair. I may try purchasing the shampoo to see but at the moment the conditioner isn't doing much for my hair. It's not the cheapest of conditioners priced at £4.50 but I do find that The Body Shop do offer a lot of deals and offers regularly.

Overall the conditioner alone hasn't done much for my hair in particular but I would love to try both the shampoo and conditioner together and see the results from that. You can buy this conditioner from The Body Shop here. I'd love to know if you've tried anything from this hair range :-)

Monday, 15 December 2014

No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter

This may seem like rather an odd time to write a review about a new highlighter I recently purchased, due to them being more of a summery make up item, but I thought this would be perfect for the up and coming Christmas part season.

Now as you probably already know, Boots always do No7 vouchers where you can get £3 off a make up item, and that it what I recently done when purchasing this item. I don't own many highlighters at all, in fact maybe only one other, so I wanted to invest in a new one and test the highlighter waters so to speak. This one caught my eye on the No7 stand. There have been many products out recently in this 'bullet' form such as blushers, bronzers and highlighters. I thought they looked a great way to apply the product and simply new and exciting. They are also a super easy travel size, perfect for the make up bag and will definitely last a long time.

The actual product has great pigmentation as you can tell from the last picture, that was only a couple of swipes. Although I love the shape and idea of the 'bullet' highlighter, I found it quite difficult to apply. I found that actually sweeping the product where I wanted, along my cheek bones and under my eye brows, that it actually moved my foundation which was underneath. This just made my make up look awful but I really like the formulation of this product. So I either now dab the bullet onto where I want without sweeping it or I will just put some product onto my fingers and apply it that way. It's a really creamy product and easy to blend once on the face with your fingers. Without actually sweeping it, this product works amazingly. It stays in place for hours and really adds the perfect glow to my face which I love.

As I said this is perfect for the Christmas party season, who needs sun and hot weather for a highlighter hey? You can purchase this from Boots here for £9.95 (hold out for a voucher if you can!) It is a great product when you get the hang of using it.
Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts?

Friday, 12 December 2014

Ciate Mini Mani Month

It's fair to say I'm slightly behind putting this post up 11 days already into the Christmas countdown, but as I always say better late than never. I'm getting so super duper excited for Christmas this year and cannot believe how quickly it has come around.

Beauty advent calendars have become a huge part of the Christmas countdown and many beauty brands have grasped onto this concept. The Ciate one is one that I have always wanted to try myself and I finally got my hands on one this year. TK Maxx had them at a great discounted price, so they're obviously not this seasons shades, but the different range of colours you get is great. I think mini nail varnishes are great, I mean I don't think I've ever actually gone through a whole full size nail varnish?! Crazy. So the fact these are small may actually mean that I finish one!

You get a whole range of colours, glitters and also their caviar decoration (which I don't think I'll actually use) but it's a great diverse selection. The last picture above is day number 1 which is a gorgeous holographic glitter varnish. It's a really nice little concept that you also get a little beauty quote when you open each door.

So yes I've already opened 11 days of this calendar and am really enjoying it so far. I don't know if I would ever pay full price for this advent calendar but you may want to give TK Maxx a quick look around to see if they have any left as for their price it's definitely worth it! Let's continue the Christmas countdown! :-)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Elemis Skin Clear Treatment Gel

This is my first ever Elemis product would you believe! I was shopping in TK Maxx a while back and came across this and couldn't help myself. I've always wanted to try something from Elemis and the fact that it was a spot treatment was even better. I've heard great things about the brand in the past so was super excited to get started on trying this product.

Now lets get the negative out of the way first.. I'm normally ok with a scent but the smell of this product is so overpowering it's really not that nice. As soon as I've put a little bit on my finger ready to apply onto my face I can instantly smell it. I can't really describe the smell, just like a spot treatment smell if you know what I mean, which I wouldn't normally mind. It's just this one is so strong that it really isn't actually nice to put onto your face simple because it's closer to your nose so makes it smell even more!

But aside from the smell I have been liking this product as an actual treatment for my spots. This product does the classic stinging when applied onto some spots but nothing too painful that you can't handle. I tend to apply this just in the evenings after I've finished all my skin care routine and just put this on all of my spots before I go to bed. The tube this product is in makes it super easy to use and control how much product your squeezing out. I do find that this product does help reduce the redness and size of my spots over a few days. It's not a miracle product by no means but it does help speed up the time of getting rid of spots.

Overall the actual product in how it helps your spots is really great, not the best I've used in the past but it certainly does make some difference and helps. But the smell kind of kills it for me due to how strong it does smell. I know everyone is different so some people may find it not so strong so definitely give it a sniff before you pick it up if you're wanting to try this product. You can buy it here from Feel Unique for £13.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Soap & Glory Drama Clean Micellar Cleansing Water

Recently there have been so many micellar cleansing waters on the shelves making it super difficult to know which one to go for. This one from Soap & Glory was actually on offer recently at Boots hence why this one made it into my basket. I have always loved Soap & Glory products so was hoping this one too would live up to expectations.

This one has a hint of peach and cucumber smell to it which isn't too strong and I really actually like the scent. I don't think I've tried one in the past that has actually had a scent so this was something different. Due to it not being overpowering, it smells nice and fresh on the skin. I tend to use cleansing waters to either take the bulk of my make up off before cleansing or if I've been naughty and used a make up wipe then I will use a cleansing water afterwards to remove anything else left on my skin.

This one works wonders and really does clear every last little piece of make up left on the face. It's super gentle, so no real hard rubbing here, and also works great on the eyes. It leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft, ready for the rest of my evening skin care routine. It doesn't leave my skin feeling irritated in the slightest and is just a really nice product to use both in the mornings and the evenings.

I think this offering is great from Soap & Glory and I've loved using it. You can buy this product here from Boots for £6 and currently skin care is on 3 for 2 so you can treat yourself to some other goodies whilst your there :-)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask


It's only pretty recently that I have actually started using face masks and actually enjoying them. I used to find putting them on and having to wait 15 minutes more of a chore whereas now I understand my skin type more, it's more of a pamper. This one caught my eye in the Avon catalogue a couple of months back and it was on offer for around £3, a bargain I had to have. Avon say:

"Unique formula, with oil-absorbing mineral clay, pulls like a magnet to draw out pore-clogging dirt & oil. Skin feels clean and soft." 

The ingredients of this mask include hydrated silica and salicylic acid which are great for blemish prone skin and also witch hazel. The texture of this mask is super smooth making application a dream. This goes on black and then after 10-15 minutes, when the mask has turned grey on your face, then it's time to wash it off with warm water. Whilst this mask is on my face it certainly gets that tight feeling towards the end and also a very slight cooling sensation but nothing nasty feeling. Also this mask doesn't consist of a strong smell which is nice considering the time you have to keep it on.

This mask is perfect if you have oily/combination skin as it really does help absorb the oil and leave your skin feeling super soft. I do feel like this mask does help fight off and tighten pores but not fully. I did find a few around my nose were still slightly visable after using this mask but I will continue to use it in hope that maybe it just missed them that time around. This isn't a mask that I would use very often a week and I have only been using it once a week so that may mean that my results aren't as great as someone who may use it more times a week so that's definitely something I should try.

I do however love the feel of my skin after using this product and will continue to use it as I do love the results. Suffering from oily skin is a right pain in the bottom and this product really does soak it all up and leave it super smooth. I will definitely keep up with trying to use this mask more than once a week and see if my results change and if they do I shall let you know of course.

Overall this is a great, cheap mask which I am enjoying using. You can find this product here from the Avon website. Let me know if you've tried this product or your favourite Avon products ready for when I next receive my catalogue :-)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Rimmel Wonder'full Argan Oil Mascara

I do love a new mascara and am always on the hunt for the perfect one suited to me (the hunt still continues). I do love trying all the different mascaras on offer at the high street stores and this one caught my eye as it was a new release. The main reason I was drawn to this mascara, other than the fact that it was a new release, is it's new ingredient.. argan oil! Rimmel say:

"The Secret Weapon to full volume without clumps. The new formula with Argan Oil feels incredibly lightweight, soft and flexible for wonder’full volume that won’t weigh you down. Lashes feel conditioned, soft and flexible, with zero clumps and a feather-light volume. Ultra Flex brush with ultra-soft bristles also hugs lashes defining them from root to tip."

The packaging is really nice, it comes in a lovely coppery bronze, mixed shape tube. It's like nothing else out there on the market which is something else that makes this mascara unique. The brush is a great size for me, not too big nor too small, but note that it is plastic. I think I do prefer these brushes as I find they just grasp my eyelashes better. Although the brush head is quite flexible on this mascara which I can't say I've ever experienced before. It can take a while to get used to but once you do it really does work well. I just layer this up by wiggling the brush into my lashes and I find it works perfectly.

This is honestly the perfect day time mascara it really does leave my lashes feeling soft and weightless, you can barely tell you have mascara on and I have actually forgotten that I have in the past. I think the argan oil in this mascara is what helps keep your lashes soft and conditioned which is something I absolutely love about this mascara. This also 100% helps define and lengthen your lashes from root to tip and really grabs and covers the lashes. For me this is perfect for work where I do not need to even look like (or really wear) make up or just for those make up days where you are opting for a natural look. You can build this mascara up by layering a few coats but I believe it doesn't make it that wow factor night out look just slightly more noticeable than a natural look. There is also no downfall from this mascara, once it's on it lasts the whole day which is amazing. I also think the argan oil helps when removing it at the end of the day as it comes off like a dream!

Overall this is a great everyday wearing mascara which really does lengthen and define your lashes whilst leaving them weightless and soft for the whole day. It's also a great price at £7.99 from Boots here. I would definitely recommend trying this one out if your curious like me due to the ingredient of argan oil! I'd love to hear your thoughts of this mascara if you've tried it :-)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Lush Mask of Magnaminty

This mask has totally wiped every other one of my face masks off the shelf recently and I cannot get enough of it. I'm not a frequent shopper in Lush but whenever I go in, I always walk out with something new to try. I popped in a few weeks ago to grab some Christmas bath bombs when I spotted this on a table as soon as I walked in and I know I instantly had to try it. The claims it was making were right up my street, as with any usual spot saving skin care item. So what do Lush say about this face mask?

"A multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients to clean, calm and clear the skin. Easily smoothed over the skin, this mask is made with peppermint oil to stimulate, marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin; evening primrose seeds and aduki beans to gently exfoliate as you remove it. You can use this mask anywhere."

I can actually say that I agree with everything Lush have said about this product. It's magic in a tub pretty much and I look forward to using it. So the colour of this product isn't exactly appealing, my mum always has a little laugh at me when I have this mask on and half the time I cannot move my face to do anything back, ha! It's super easy to apply and I just apply this to my problem areas, mainly my t zone and anywhere else I may have a pesky spot. I leave this on for around 5-10 minutes, depending on how much help my face needs and whilst it does it's magic. When it's time to rinse off, it gently scrubs your face so it's like a multi purpose product. It honestly instantly soothes my face when my spots are gnawing at my skin and are red raw. It softens the rest of my face and leaves it feeling really clean and soothed. The minty smell is relatively strong but I rather like it and it doesn't stick around for long as it tones down.

The appearance of my skin the morning after using this is just incredible. My spots have reduced a significant amount, although not all of them disappear completely (obviously that's pretty much impossible) there is definitely a difference that is really noticeable. The difference it has made makes me feel much more confident after using it which is pretty much priceless to me. If you suffer from spot prone/oily skin then this is 100% the product for you and I would recommend it to absolutely everyone!

I honestly cannot rave about this product enough and I will 100% be repurchasing when my little tub is all gone. It's a really good price too, considering how many mini facials you can get out of the tub for £5.50. Go and give it a whirl, trust me you won't be disappointed! I'd love to hear if you've tried this product and what you think of it :-)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Yes To Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes

I recently reviewed the Yes To cucumber facial wipes and after using those I just had to pick up another pack from the range. As I like a bit of variety I did go for a different scent and claim and these ones were actually from the Feel Unique sale - bonus! So what do Yes To say about these wipes:

'These Cleansing Facial Wipes are formulated with Blueberries and Coconut to gently cleanse, remove makeup, and moisturize skin all in one. With Lemon Peel and Apple to help brighten the appearance of your skin, these are a great addition to our Age Refresh collection. They leave your skin feeling clean, youthful, and glowy!'

If you've read my other review on these wipes (if not you can here) you will know that I loved those ones. The main difference between these blueberry ones and the cucumber ones I believe is the smell. I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of the blueberry smell, it's quite sharp and hits you when you get a wipe out of the pack. Having said that, the smell doesn't stick around for long (and some of you will love the smell it's just preference) and the actual facial wipe is just as great. Although I'm not quite fighting off the aging issue just yet I love that these wipes cleanse and moisturise in one step. So if I am feeling super lazy then this one wipe does it all for you.

As I said in my previous review on these the size of the wipes is great and perfect for removing my whole face of make up. These wipes just all round feel slightly luxurious which is great as to be honest, it's the really lazy option! I have also recently been looking into products to give my skin a bit of a glow, which these wipes claim. If I'm honest I haven't noticed much of a difference since using these and a glow in my skin. But they definitely do leave my skin feeling clean which is exactly what you want once you've removed your make up.

Overall these are great wipes I may just stray from this particular scent in the future for me. You can buy them here from Boots for £3.99 which again is a great price. I'd love to know branch out into the Yes To brand and try something other than facial wipes so any suggestions in the comments would be very much appreciated :-)
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