Almost finally up to date with my reviews (I'm sure I've said this before).
This post has been quite a staple! I have tried some great products recently.
No7 Illuminated Make-up Mirror - From Boots
Product description: "See your skin in a truer light with the No7 Illuminated Make-up Mirror, designed to eliminate shadows and glare. 360° lighting around the mirror makes it perfect for make-up application and grooming.
With the No7 Illuminated Make-up Mirror you get a bright start to every day and night. Just flick on the light for instant dressing-room glamour.
No7 Illuminated Make-up Mirror features:
Normal plus 5x magnification
Optional all round lighting
Mains powered (standard UK plug)"
Ever since turning our bathroom into my personal 'beauty room' i have been intrigued to get one of these. (I had to previously squint in an old crappy small hand mirror, or have to stand up and lean over my dresser.)
So when i saw Boots had this on (i think i recall) a half price offer for Mother's Day i HAD to get it.
I first plugged it in and span it round to the 5x magnification mirror and ended up prodding, inspecting and plucking at my face for about an hour and a half, and only stopped when it started making my eyes feel funny.
It truly is a great piece of kit, and i recommend everyone gets one so you can perfectly see your true beauty.
Product info- "It cleans, it smooths, it melts away makeup! With panthenol, natural sweet almond, orange and lavender essential oils. Free muslin face cloth inside
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Squeeze out a generous splodge, divide it between the pads of your fingers, and then massage onto your face and neck for at least sixty seconds. (Concentrate most on your nose, chin, or other clog-prone spots.) Leave on for another minute (if you’re too ‘type A’ to wait, fill the time by flossing) then press it all off with a warm, wet muslin cloth."
I originally went into boots to get the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser however being rushed and unable to find it i picked up this one that originally caught my eye whilst browsing the Soap and glory products.
As always with S&G it smells amazing. It was thick and felt lovely being worked into my skin.
After following the suggested instructions of use, i found my skin looking pinker and glorious to touch.
I am still suffering with blocked pores, however this is undoubtedly a great product for eliminating traces of make-up.
I am still currently using this.
No7 Beautiful skin hot Cloth Cleanser - From Boots.
Product description: "No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser has been created to provide tailored skin nutrition for healthy looking, bright and beautiful skin.
Enjoy the luxury of a spa facial in your own home. The combination of this rich indulgent cleanser and the gentle exfoliating muslin cloth removes dead skin cells and daily grime whilst stimulating circulation, leaving your skin deeply clean, soft and radiant.
How to Use
Close your eyes, using your fingertips, gently massage over dry skin in upward circular motions. Run the muslin cloth under comfortably hot water, wring out the excess and place cloth over your face to open pores and relax. Then use the cloth to lightly polish off the cleanser in circular motions. to finish, splash your face with cool water to close pores and pat dry. Follow with your favourite No7 moisturiser."
I have heard this product raved about constantly over the Beauty blog scene, so was very eager to give it a go. So much so that i bought it the day after by the Soap and Glory version.
The suggested directions slightly varied to the S&P Hot Cloth Cleanser's, the last step was more of what i expected from this sort of product. After a relaxing sit with the warm Muslin Cloth over my layer of lovely fresh smelling cleanser, i washed it off to find such healthy looking pink baby-like skin. I can see why it's so popular.
This will most definitely be a keeper in my routine for a while. I would most certainly recommend it.
No7 Beautiful Skin / Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm - From Boots
Products description: "No7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm visibly improves dark circles and puffiness.
How to Use
Apply to the delicate eye area and gently pat in until absorbed."
The longest bane of my beauty aware-d life is hands down the dark circles i have always had under my eyes. Unfortunately mine have been inherited. My brother, farther and grandmother all have the same dark pigment. This type of product must be my most bought in my life and to this day I've never seen much of a difference and had actually probably given up. However since finding my love of cosmetics and No7 products in particular i thought i might as well give this one a go.
I can hand on heart say that this has been to date the most effective dark circle eye cream i have used. Don't get me wrong, I'm not completely bright eyed (and busy tailed) but have seen quite a difference even after the short time i have been using it.
I would love to know if anyone else has this (somewhat seeming permanent) pesky problem, what have you found to be the best product for this issue on the market?
Another product that i have heard a lot about around the Beauty Blogs, mainly 'I COVET THEE'. And as i am now happy with the style and colour of my hair, my new goal is to get it in tip-top condition.
I'm proud to be a part of the shiny brunette crew. And this definitely gives it that extra shine, I've had many compliments since using it. Paul especially likes how it makes my hair smell, he's had a good sniff.
The only thing i would say is you have to be careful not to use too much, I've found that even one extra pump can take forever soaking into the hair whilst drying.
Hask Healing shine Hair Treatment / Argan Oil - From Primark.
I was surprised to see how many on trend cosmetics Primark has started doing since the launch of their new collection.
This little bottle cost £1 so even caught my eye after buying the Organix one. This is a thick oil, so i tend just to pop a but on my ends after I've styled it, or sometimes when its damp. I currently desperately need to get my hair trimmed so i shouldn't probably use this just yet, but it does give my hair a lovely shine.
*Caution, use sparingly! - very oily!*
5 (still undecided)
Product description: "Kelly Brook. Get yourself brow beautiful with this dark brown eyebrow palette, perfect for adding depth and definition."
When on one of my little shopping sprints, i popped into New Look to see if i could get my hands on one of those green jackets with the leather sleeves, after no joy i found myself having a little browse as i rarely go into the shop (I'm not sure why, i've had some lovely bits from there before). I'm so glad i did. For a while I've been looking into Brow Pallets, however felt that there were too many choices, all of which aren't cheap. So when this little treasure caught my eye, i was ecstatic to see that 1) They had one for dark hair and 2) It was £3.99! On closer inspection i saw it had two sections- a lighter coloured powder, and a darker coloured cream. The suggested directions state that you could use one, or mix the two, and due to how naturally dark i am i certainly do need to mix. I use the cream mainly, but with a mixture of the powder it gave me the greatest texture and almost perfect colour (as i stated i am very dark, and find it hard to find something that matches perfectly).
This product is great value for money, i would suggest everyone pops one in their handbag.
Cookie Monster Lounge Leggings - from Primark.
After my little pink and grey stripped beauties i had to get another pair. And what better than ones with Cookie Monster on.
I will definitely be stocking up if they do any more designs as they are the perfect thing to wear in the evenings and for bed in these spring /summer / autumn months.
Please do more Primark!! :)
Rose Gold Spiked Jelly Sandals - From Primark
And once again Primark kills it! They really are hitting it on the head recently and these illustrate that perfectly.
I had a black bow pair i loved from last year and took them on holiday to Palma. However I'm sure it will come as no surprise when i say they are not 'walking shoes'. After walking and biking around the hot roads of Palma they took their toll and gave me two sore blisters. But as we plan to holiday closer to home this year, I'm sure these wont do much damage.
They are bang on trend with spikes and (my favourtie) rose gold, also easily put with most outfits in my wardrobe. Lovely.
Lace and Pearl Peter Pan Collar Necklace - From New Look
I've had my eye on these for about a year now, however have never really come across the 'perfect one'. And again whilst on my random New Look browse i found this lovely thing.
However i have found that so far it hangs to loose on all the tops/jumpers i have tried it on. which is a shame.
I'm going to give it another go with a few other bits and dresses and if it still doesn't hang right I'm going to get my sewing kit out.
Once again i hope someone found this even slightly interesting.
I have very almost caught up with my purchases now as my spending has decreased this month due to a horrid gas and electric bill.
But keep an eye out for my next !up to date! purchase product review post as i have got a new Primer and lovely new foundation to write about.
Also stay tuned for my March GlossyBox post (of which i have tweaked the concept a little), which features a product i've been dying to try out!