29 Jun 2012

Great Summer Lip Product

This is a quick post to say i really like the new Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm Peach Sheer Tint SPF15 (wow thats a mouth full). Love this has SPF in.

I have been an avid user of carmex and have many a little yellow tin in every handbag, so when i saw these Carmex Stick lip balms with a tint to them i had to try it out. They are moisturising and the tint is a nice colour just be mindful that its not a lipstick and it doesn’t have the staying power of one. You will get a nice peace sheen to your lips which will stay about 30mins or so.

They are really moisturising and make your lips feel fresh. They also smell nice and sweet. I like my lip balms to have a scent to them esp ones for the summer.  The fact it has SPF 15 in is a big plus for me as i am really keen on using products with protection in them. It also has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in both of which are very soothing and great for summer, when you lips tend to get dry with the heat.

You can buy this at Boots for £4.49 and you get 2g of product. All in all its a great inexpensive summer lip tint and I have been enjoying using it. I like that its in a stick with a twist up. Just dont twist it up to far as it can get stuck.

27 Jun 2012

Eucerin Skin Care

For the past month I’ve been using a new night time moisturiser, i picked it up in Boots Liverpool on 3 for 2 – its the Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream. With all the dry crappy weather my skin wasn’t feeling or looking great and this product was specificly for dry dehydrated skin. So I thought i’d pick it up and give it a go.

Its a really non greasy product thats easily absorbed into the skin and by morning my skin felt really soft and fresh. I also used the excess as a hand cream each night and it worked really well.

You only need a small amount of this and take your time to gently massage it in to your face and neck. I’ve been using it in the evening after my Aesop Serum and have found the combination of the 2 work great. My skin is feeling brighter and alot less dry. Not flakey patches in-between my eyebrows anymore. Result!

This is a great product for sensitive skin and works wonders on dry skin. If you suffer from either i would recommend you try their range and see how you get on. You get 50ml for £10.79 and i purchased mine from Boots. I now have my eye on more items from their skincare range – the Eucerin Anti Redness Neutralising Day Fluid & the Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE Moisturising Eye Cream

 

25 Jun 2012

A Little Mac Shopping

I’ve been trying to add some staple colours to my eyeshadow collection and being a lover of all things neutral I headed to Mac to pick up some firm favourites in the blogger world. I got Satin Taupe and Naked Lunch – after watching Tanya Burr’s Top Mac Eyeshadows video on Youtube   I am always in two minds wether to de-pot them or not. Do you? Would you recommend it?

So yes I purchased those two shades and love them so far so rich and warm in colour both are a frost finish and the Satin Taupe especially looks so pretty. They will be well used in my everyday makeup routine i am sure. I know so many of you will have them or have read about them but I wanted to do a small post on them just because I LOVE them. Any trip to Mac is always worth a post, right!? I go to the Mac Store in Liverpool as  its always friendly and they are very helpful soI try to go there when im in town. Which Mac store do you go in?

I thought as there have been so many reviews on these eyeshadows I would just post photos of how awesome they are.

Satin Taupe (Frost) 1.5g £12

Naked Lunch (Frost) 1.5g £12

Satin Taupe on the left and Naked Lunch on the right

Stunning colours and I’m pleased as punch with them. Now what do you recommend I get next? I have Woodwinked and Bisque (my fave all over lid base shade). As well as a couple other limited edition shades.

23 Jun 2012

No7 Free Gift

Whilst i was in Boots i noticed that No7 were running a promotion. Spend £25 and get a free gift. I have had a few of these in the past. They are always in a good sized makeup bag and have sample sized products. Perfect for travel. So i picked up a couple of items as a beauty junkie i NEEDED the free gift. Right?!

Always nice when they package it up all lovely. Easily pleased.

I repurchased their Cleanse and Care Eye Makeup Remover. I think this will be the last time I repurchase this as they say they haven’t change the formula but I’ve found it really greasy since they repackaged it, I also seem to go through a bottle very quickly. I will use this bottle up then look for something new. Any recommendations. This was £7.75 for 100ml.

The next item was their Protect and Perfect Eye Cream. I’ve used and loved quite a few things from their Protect and Perfect line and eye cream is always something I like to try. I’ve not started using this yet as im currently using up my Germaine de Capuccini eye cream which has been great. I’m excited to use this eye cream, you get 15ml for £15 which is a great price compared to alot of my other eye creams.

Lastly I got their Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask. I have used this twice since i purchased it and its really weird. It heats up upon touching your skin and you rub it in and it acts like an exfoliator. Not too abrasive but you rub it in for about a minute then you leave it on your face for a further 2 minutes before washing it off. It’s not a mask that hardens or goes tight on the skin, it justs sits on top of the skin sinking in then leaves your skin really soft after washing off. I like it so far. So you get 75ml for £12.50 quite a fair price. A little goes a long way with this product s should last you a while.

OK so those 3 products added up to £35.25 then i used my lovely £5 No7 Voucher which took it down to £30.75 (I B Well Good at Maths). So i qualified for the free gift. Am I the only one that gets a little excited by a free gift?!

This free gift is in a blue coloured see through bag, i quite like it and its waterproof so perfect for travelling and for things like suntan lotion. No7 say the free gift is worth £23. So thats fab

The Free Gift is Blissfull Body Wash, Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser, Protect and Perfect Serum, Exquisite Curl Mascara and Liplicious Moisturising Balm. I’m excited to try the tinted moisturiser & the mascara. Have you got your hands on a free gift & of so what did you purchase to get to the £25?

 

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