This has to be my new favourite moisturiser, perfect for my skin type, sinks in easily and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy. This little beauty is specifically formulated for oily skin and leaves it lovely and matte ready for your favourite primer to pop on top. Why not give it a go? It’s currently only £8 in Boots, not £12!
Hydraluron is a massive hype, cult, niche product that I LOVE, it really has made a huge difference to my skincare routine. It’s £24.99 from Boots for 30ml. This REN serum is £32.00 for 30ml but at the moment is £16.00 on ASOS. REN is more expensive but you need half the amount that you do with Hydraluron! Hydraluron needs about a pea sized amount for your whole face and with REN I just need one tiny pump as seen in the photo below! From the website it says that it’s ‘A concentrate formulated to dramatically hydrate and replenish the skin leaving it visibly plumped, smoothed and comfortable.’ With the results being 1. Optimises hydration. 2. Restores softness, elasticity and comfort. 3. Skin looks replenished, smoothed and healthy. It is also suitable for all skin types, you use this morning and night and followed by a moisturiser.
So I mentioned earlier in the week that I’d bought a new La Roche Posay product in the Boots 3 for 2 offer. It’s the La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I Targeted Breakout Corrector, essentially a spot treatment. I had to full read the packaging to work this out though mind, I was unsure of whether it was a serum like the Effaclar Duo or if it as a spot treatment. After reading, it’s the latter.
The beauty blogger’s day is made when we spot that Boots 3 for 2 sign isn’t it? I always see so many tweets and Instagrams about 3 for 2 buys, I love it, we’re all so easily swayed to buy things that we’ve wanted for a while because it’s 3 for 2. Of course, it’s bargain central, and it’s beauty. It’s a no brainer, we love it. Anyway, luckily I actually needed some face wash/cleanser in this 3 for 2 haul and I also picked up a La Roche Posay product that I’ll be featuring soon and some Soap & Glory conditioner. You can’t do a Boots 3 for 2 without slipping some Soap & Glory in there, non?
As always, I’m on the hunt for the perfect primer. This is similar to Nanoblur by Indeed labs, you apply it before or after make-up.
I’ve only tried it under make-up as a proper primer as I find when I apply anything other than Eau Thermale by Avene or the NUXE moisturising mist over makeup it goes all weird and patchy! This works pretty well under makeup, I feel like it gives me an extra few hours more than other primers do, but I’m still shiny by about lunchtime. To be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever find anything to totally control my oily skin but this is really good so far, keeps shine at bay for atleast 4 hours! At £13 for 18ml it may be slightly expensive but it works pretty well. I might try it over makeup but it is quite liquid-like so I need to trial and error this!
When approached by Manuka Doctor about their lovely little sample freebie giveaway I thought why not try a brand I’ve been wanting to for ages and share the love with you guys! They are giving you the chance to try their products for just the small cost of the postage, worth £12.99. The products in the Mini Hero kit are: ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask, ApiClear Skin Treatment Serum and ApiRefine Targeted Wrinkle Filler. The kit also come with a 25% discount coupon so if you fancy buying a full sized product, it’ll be discounted.
Whilst in Tokyo I picked up this little Nuxe Paris Refreshing Moisturising Mist, that sets your make up. I’ve looked on the Nuxe UK website and I can’t find it so I’m thinking that it might not be available in the UK. This little beauty smells amazing and I’ve found that it actually does keep my make-up in place for slightly longer than it normally would with my oily skin. It’s a bit wetter than other facial mists like the Avene Eau Thermale and comes out as more of a spray than a mist so you definitely have to make sure that you’re holding it a certain distance from your face otherwise you get a really wet face. This is great for these horrible winter months for giving your make-up a little refresh halfway through the day too. With rose petals and being suitable for sensitive skin it’s super gentle and is a nice finishing step to my make-up routine.
I always love a good face mask, they feel like you’re properly giving something back to your skin I think and I try to do one at least once a week. Usually a Sunday where I’m washing my make-up brushes and planning my week! So, when Avojo contacted me to see if I’d like to try their Black Peel Off Face Mask I thought yes! It’s fab for oily and blackhead prone skin and really peels them all out, grim, yes, but necessary!
Avene is a brand that I really like, I love their chic and clean packaging and I’ve been a fan of the Eau Thermale, the spring water facial spray, for a while now because it’s so refreshing. I use it over make-up and I have a mini one in my handbag for travelling and when the library just gets too much I have a little spray and it chills me out a bit.
Soap & Glory are a gorgeous brand. Pink, girly, but not too sweet and full of giggles. Their bodycare range has been rocking my socks for quite a few years now and I don’t think that will stop any time soon. My Mammy got me these lovely little bits in my Christmas stocking and I’m dying to start using them but I need to force myself to finish some other bits first because otherwise I end up with about a million half empty bottles? I can’t be the only one?