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?
I’ve not done a haul post in a while so I thought I’d share a few bits I picked up in Boots that I’ve either been wanting to repurchase for a while or wanted to try out. I suppose it’s not really a haul if it’s only 4 things but still!
Hydraluron from Indeed Labs
This is such a hyped product, I’m sure you’ve read about it a million times before but I loved it when I had it originally and really saw a difference in my skin when I stopped using it when I ran out so I’m so glad that I picked this up in Boots the other day, a third off too! Get me back to lovely skin with 1000x more moisture, yeeees.
I’m a giant gym junkie, and also an image-conscious girl, mixed with being a beauty blogger, this makes these products extremely exciting to me! I subscribed to Women’s Health and I got these babies from Nip + Fab, a brand I already like. I’ve used a few of their skincare products like a face wash and their Shine Fix which I love as a primer. On a side note, I love the packaging of Nip + Fab, it always looks great!
A little review for you today. The Lush Fresh Face Masks are something that I’ve always looked at but never actually bought. I have oily as you like skin and I’m prone to break outs if I’m not careful with my skincare routine and more importantly what I eat. This mask is amazing for my skin, it’s so mattifying and I love that it’s so refreshing as you apply it straight out if the fridge.
The lovely people at Dr Nick Lowe Skincare saw my Skincare Wishlist and asked if I’d like to try the Oil Control Day Cream! Literally jumped at the chance and it arrived the very next day. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and I’m really liking it.
It says; “A light and easily absorbed daily moisturiser to help regulate surface oils and deliver ultimate hydration. The powerful formulation helps reduce the surface skin oils, pores and refine the skin’s texture, all of which help reduce breakouts and spots. May be used day and night.”