The Face Off: My must have Face Primer

IMG_0226Ok so I have picked another fairly pricey product to review however I couldn’t resist blogging about my latest purchase! Once I had seen Victoria Beckham had raved about this product I was even more tempted to give it a try! So here is my own personal review on…

The This Works ‘in transit camera close up’ which is cleverly a  3 in 1 combined mask, moisturiser and primer in one handy 40ml bottle! Priced at £30 on www.lookfantastic.com its a definitely a ‘must try’ product or at least one to put on your wish list as a special treat. But be warned ladies you may become hooked on this primer like me!

Directions for use

Simply apply  to clean skin, including eye area and massage gently until all product is absorbed. your face and neck should feel slightly dewy and primed read for your makeup. This award winning product really does keep your makeup in place throughout even the longest of days at work.

IMG_0233My Verdict

A very respectable 9/10

I don’t claim to have tried all primers on the market but I have tried a few scaling from cheap to pricey this is definitely one of the higher end products on the market but baring in mind it does 3 different things in 1 bottle ….. well you can’t grumble at that!

Have you tried this product? I would love to hear your thoughts?

Happy Monday People

Carrie

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My First GlossyBox – one happy girly!

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My GlossyBox review

I have only recently heard about the new craze that is the ‘GlossyBox’. But the idea is simple… you create an online beauty profile whereby you are asked questions about your hair and skin type and the beauty items that you could not live without! With this information GlossyBox UK packs 5 products that will suit to your beauty profile! The cost of this fabulous little box is only £10 + postage you can cancel your subscription at any time, but if you are anything like me you will be hooked on this very clever concept of unique and even unusual beauty products arriving to your door on a monthly basis!

In my first box I received……

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MONU Skincare – Firming Facial Oil

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Burt Bees Lip Shine

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LOLLIPOPS MAKE UP – Eye Pencil

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H2O+ Face Oasis – Hydrating Treatment

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Natural World – Coconut Water Hydration & Shine Weightless Hair

 

1) Burt’s Bees Lip Shine (£6.99)

This 100% natural lip shine is enriched with Apricot Wax and easily glides onto your lips giving you a super glossy shiny finish – it tastes and smells lovely!

2) MONU Skincare – Firming Fiji Facial Oil (£26 for 100ml)

This facial oil is applied after cleansing and toning and should be massaged into the face and neck in upward movements. I used this treatment before bed and my skin did feel tighter and firmer the next morning!

3) LOLLIPOPS – Eye Pencil (€14)

This retractable eye pencil contains Vitamin E with anti-ageing and anti-radical action. It made for a smooth and easy application but I did find that it smudged quite easily! I normally use liquid eyeliner to avoid smudges but overall this eye pencil easily did the job!

4) H2O+ Face Oasis – Hydrating Treatment (£27.50 for 50 ml)

Out of the two facial treatments in my GlossyBox this product by H2O+ was by far my favourite of the two. The gel claims to deliver deep hydration and in turn will minimise fine lines. When I applied this to my face before bed it reminded me of something you would experience in a luxury Spa and I definitely felt that my skin had improved after one use! The other great thing about this product is that you can place the gel in the fridge for up to 2 hours and use the product as a cooling mask. Marks & Spencer currently have this item on offer for £19.25 – so I will be putting this little gem on my christmas list!

5) Natural World – Coconut Water Hydration & Shine Weightless Hair Oil (£9.99 for 100ml)

I have quite fine hair so I avoid using oils or shine sprays to prevent my hair getting greasy too quickly. So I was surprised to see that GlossyBox had included this product in my box, when I had stated this in my beauty profile when registering. However having now tried this clever coconut water hair oil, I can see why. It doesn’t leave a oily or greasy residue like some hair products do and the shine it created on my hair was really impressive! I don’t have to describe to you its scent, as Im sure you can see from the name what it smells of! I used this product after styling and straightening my hair but you can also use this on damp hair or use it in the shower to replace your usual conditioner!

Overall Verdict:

I was really pleased with my first GlossyBox and will continue with my subscription 100%. I can’t wait to receive my next box! I hope you found this review helpful, please feel free to ask me any questions or leave a comment if you wish.

Thank you

Carrie xxx

 

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)

 

 

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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