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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick

Hello everyone!

There's nothing I love more than a good old fashion lipstick post, and this one is on a little beauty that I bought as part of a 3 for 2; Bourjois shine edition lipstick in the shade Rose.

This is the perfect shade for those days where you want a subtle hint of colour and shine, but don't want a bold striking shade. It's long lasting on the lips, staying put for hours even when eating and drinking, which is perfect for me as I don't always have the time to reapply several times a day, and it is also very moisturising. I feel as though this may end up being my 'go to' lipstick for summer, as its lightweight, nourishing, and subtle enough to fit with those low maintanence lazy summer days. Perfect.

For around £7, the price still firmly in the middle of a highstreet makeup brand, but the packaging feels very good quality.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Aveeno Mousturising Cream

As any sufferer of dry skin knows, finding a good nourishing moisturiser is one of the best things in the world. As a sufferer of both dry AND sensitive skin, finding a cream that feels good and does good is almost impossible.

The skin on my face is fine, and I've tried and tested all manor of face creams with no problems what-so-ever, but when it comes to my hands and my arms, i used to have to rely on prescription medications to keep my skin at bay. Around 3 months ago I decided I needed to take a break from the constant use of steroid creams and so consulted a dermatologist. The first thing they recommended was that I started using Aveeno cream twice a day.

I'd seen it several times on the shelf in Boots and Superdrug, but just passed it off as yet another thing I couldn't try, but once I did, I was hooked. Its around £7 for a 300ml bottle, and using it twice a day I get around a months use out of it.

It's oatmeal based, deeply nourishing but not too sticky, and is formulated for people with dry eczema prone skin. That fits the bill for me completely. The change in my skin is massive. It's soft and smooth, as doesn't get as irritated by the day to day things that used to drive my skin crazy; rain, central heating, pet fur, cleaning products at work. I'm not saying that's its cured my allergies, but it seems to give my skin a better barrier against them, so I have cut in half the amount of medicated steroid creams I need to stop flare ups. I would never try anything else as a full body moisturiser. It wouldn't be worth the risk for me now.

Has any one else found a wonder product for dealing with dry eczema prone skin?

As always, thank you for reading, and all comments are appreciated :)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Zeek App Review

Hello everyone :)

Today I just wanted to do a quick little post on an app I came across through the recommendation of amother blogger. I downloaded it this afternoon, and for someone as addicted to shopping as me, it really will come in handy.

The idea behind the app, is that you can buy and sell vouchers for well know high street shops and resteraunts etc. Its an easy way to get rid of any unwanted gift vouchers, but the real perk for me is that you can pick up vouchers for less than the value of them. For example you can buy £45 worth of John Lewis vouchers for £40. Meaning if your know you are going to be spending somewhere, you can save yourself a bit of money.

When you join, you can claim a free £10 towards your first voucher if you use the code 2i5bil which you can either use as money off your first purchase, or use to buy a £10 voucher competely free. They have loads of great beauty vouchers on their too, and my first purchase was some vouchers for the body shop. I'll use them to do a little body shop haul which I will then post about at a later date.

It's such a good way to make shopping that little bit more justified, or at least that's what I'm telling myself anyway!

Have any of you tried Zeek, and if so what did you think?

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bourjois Instant Dry Nail Drops

Hello everyone :)

I know it's been forever since I last posted, but I had to share this amazing little product with you all. I'm really trying to get back into the pattern of blogging regularly, so fingers crossed there should be more posts to come. 

As for today's posts, it's a little review on Bourjois Intsant Dry Nail Drops. These are amazing! I'm not even kidding, they are truly amazing. If you're as impatient as me when it comes to waiting for your nails to dry, then this is something you NEED. I picked mine up as part of a 3 for 2 along with a lipstick and a nail polish, and I wasn't sure what to expect from them. I know you can buy clear top coats that claim to help nail polish to dry quickly, but this really does work instantly.

It has the consistency of an oil, very similar in feel to baby oil, meaning that it is also very moisturising for the skin around your nails, and works to stop hard cuticles forming. After painting a relatively thick coat of polish on my nails, I used the little pipett in the bottle to put one or two drops of the product on my nails, and straight away they were dry, and also nice and shiny. I love it. 

Even when not bought as part of an offer, you can pick this up for around £6, so very similar in price to a decent high street nail polish. I have only used it twice, so I'm not sure how long it will last, but I can't imagine it getting used up too quickly as you only need a very tiny amount of product per use. 

This really is a must for anyone who hates sitting around waiting for their nails to dry, and I'm pretty confident that's all of us!! 

Thank you for reading everyone, any comments are hugely appreciated :)