Hand Revival – Soap & Glory Hand Food


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I try my best to empty my handbag regularly – all women carry EVERYTHING with them for that ‘just in case’ moment…! However Soap & Glory’s ‘Hand Food’ cream is something that I always find an excuse to keep in my bag! It smells amazing, has a non-greasy formula that actually works and my hands always feel soft and moisturised even after the first application! I have also noticed that my cuticle and nails benefit an awful lot from this cream! Definitely worth keeping this one in your handbags ladies!!

You can buy Soap & Glory at your local Boots store (click here for the link)

 

 

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Micellar Cleansing Water – Tried & Tested

You may or may not have heard of the new craze for taking off  your make up using Micellar Water… Just the name itself sounds like its not going to do the job ….but if you think like that you would be wrong……and trust me its worth a try! I have tried and tested Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water…..

Before I always used face wipes and the end of a long day at work  and would then use a separate cleanser and toner to remove my make up and the days impurities from my skin….however this handy all in one ‘magic water’ (that I like to call it) is perfect for removing make up, even stubborn eye mascara! Surprisingly when taking eye make up off, it does not sting or irritate the eye area like some face wipes can do. Face wipes are renowned for being harsh on your skin and can even cause spots and blemishes to spread. I am the first one to pick up the‘cheap’ face wipe option and we all know that the cheaper you go with these wipes the harsher they are on your face and skin!IMG_6263So it was a welcome change to only have one bottle to gently wipe away my makeup. Whilst not only removing my stubborn waterproof mascara it also cleansed and toned my skin without the greasy, oily feel that some cleansers or toners can leave behind. The 400ml bottle claims to provide up to 200 uses, and if you compare this to an average pack of 30-40 face wipes you can see that this bottle that really does it all ultimately it is going to save you money in the long run! I would say that one bottle lasts me around 4 weeks, and I don’t use the water sparingly as I like to ensure all my make up is off before bedtime! I buy cotton pads and saturate the cotton pad and sweep over my face using a circular motion to ensure I have removed all make up. I love the fact that the Micellar Water does not sting when taking off eye makeup and because it has no perfume or scent to cause irritation, it is even suitable to even the most sensitive of faces – amazing!

My Overall Verdict:

  • Cheaper compared to face wipes
  • 3 in 1 (Makeup remover, Cleanses & Tones skin)
  • Can be used on sensitive skin
  • Removes stubborn waterproof makeup
  • Less likely to cause spots/blemishes
  • Gentle on your skin
  • No oily or greasy feel left on your skin
  • Some brands are pricey – but will last longer than face wipes

For me I won’t be switching back to face wipes – I am officially a true “Micellar Water” convert….!!

You can buy Garnier Micellar Cleaning Water from your local Boots (priced at £4.99 for a 400ml bottle)

Happy Cleansing  xxx

November Make-Up Must Haves…

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When asked what make up I couldn’t be without, I struggle every time! Having looked in my Make-Up bag I managed to narrow it down (the best I could) to my absolute fave items for this month of November! However I chose the following three items to review and share with you;

1) Benefit Lemon Aid

I cannot live without Benefit’s ‘Lemon Aid’ eyeshadow primer. Don’t let the yellow tone put you off, its ideal for reducing redness and helps create a perfect base shade whilst priming the eyelid.

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2) L’ORÉAL Skin Perfection Moisturiser

With the colder weather arriving and the heating now on, our skin is in more need than ever to take extra care in the mornings and I love using L’ORÉAL Skin Perfection moisturiser (pictured top right). It acts as a great primer too due to its rich texture and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily or greasy. Priced at £9.99 in boots.com

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3) Benefit Erase Paste (No 2)

Another Benefit item I couldn’t live without is their ‘Erase Paste’ Concealer in shade number 2.  This concealer is a thick paste like consistency with its brightening formula it really does erase any blemishes and create an illuminating effect. Whether you want this to brightening your under eye area, hide dark circles or cover up blemishes this little pot will do it all! I use this daily and apply using a small concealer brush as the paste can get a bit mucky if you use your fingers. Priced at £20.50 in my opinion it really is worth the spend.

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Autumn has arrived..!

OPI 'Sleigh Parking only' (Left) and 'Black Cherry Chutney'

OPI ‘Sleigh Parking only’ (Left) and ‘Black Cherry Chutney’

Autumn is officially here and I used this excuse to recently purchase these two ‘deep purple’ OPI shades from my local beauty supplier. Both shades are ideal for the Autumn/Winter season and OPI never fails to deliver a long lasting glossy polish for your nails. ‘Sleigh Parking Only’ (pictured above; left) is a more matt aubergine/deep plum shade and this is perfect if you have shorter nails like me. ‘Black Cherry Chutney’ has a deep purple shimmery tone to it with an almost gold two-tone effect.  Be aware that applying more than two coats with either shades can create a dark almost black shade and you can lose the deep purple shade if ‘over-applied’.

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Shade used: OPI ‘Black Cherry Chutney’

5 ***** Hair Product – TRESemmé Platinum Strength

It’s not often that I rave about hair products …. but TRESemmé Platinum Strength is something that I now cannot live without. I picked this up in Superdrug when I was looking for a heat protection spray and this was on offer (2 for £7 on all TRESemmé products) .

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The PROMISE…

TRESemmé Platinum Strength claims to “visibly repair up to 2 years of damage within 5 uses” with its revolutionary Renewing Complex it supposedly reinforces the hairs natural protective layer.

The VERDICT…

I am my hairs worst enemy …running straighteners through my hair on a daily basis so after just 2 uses I was shocked to notice that my hair felt softer and looked tonnes healthier! I am the first one to be sceptical about products that claim to promise unimaginable results, but so far this little bottle can’t fail for me! It smells delicious and is easy to apply to wet or damp hair. Even when not on offer I will still be buying this little hair saver regardless (RRP £5.99)

It definitely earns 5 stars from me!

You can purchase from Supredrug Online – CLICK HERE