Monday, 23 June 2014
I recently bought a travel size 30ml version of this highly talked about and anticipated moisturiser. The product under review is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. I have heard many beauty blogs discussing this, and I had been hearing many rave reviews about it. Whilst doing a little research for the post, I discovered that there is also a Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel which is a version for those with oily skin.
I have been trailing this for a good few weeks now, and I have to say I am really loving the lotion. If you have dry to combination skin, it is very smooth and silky on application to the skin. It gives an instant light, refreshing boost to tired skin in the morning, and it acts as a great base before applying any products. Due to the price tag attached to this, I thought it would make more sense just to buy the smaller size to see if I actually like it, before I jumped in and spent a lot of money of the 125ml full size version which is £28. It comes in two smaller sizes a 30ml which is £9.50 and a 50ml which is £17. I have never thought spending so much money on a moisturiser before but you need the tiniest amount, a little differently goes a long way. I know that the full size will last me a good few months and I am excited to buy it as soon as I can. I want to save this smaller size for when I am going to be travelling and going on my holidays over the summer, just because it is just such a small and convenient size. The lotion is yellow but as soon as applied to the face it turns into the silky clear fluid, and creates such a lovely healthy and glowing look to the skin. The only negative to this is it doesn't contain any SPF, which is inconvenient coming in to the summer months.
Friday, 20 June 2014
I walked in to H&M one day earlier this week and this was on the model at the front of the store. Talk about retailers dragging you in, it definitely had the effect on me. I love bright colours and this is such a beautiful bright canary yellow, the design is a high low shirt and has short sleeves. The weather in the UK has previewed a few rather sunny days recently, which excites me massively. This will be perfect for those days as it is so lightweight and thin. I plan to wear it with shorts, jeans, leggings, tucked into skirts, there are many ways I can wear this and I think it is going to be a staple part of my summer wardrobe. The price tag is just £7.99 which is just brilliant, and an absolute steal. This also came in blue and white, and I am considering going back for them both as they are just so easy to wear. I think the sizing of this is quite big as this is only a size 6 and it is pretty baggy on me. If you fancy taking a look here is a link to the shirt on the H&M site.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
This is my first empties post on the blog, but I seemed to have collected quite a few recently. I thought I could give you the low down on what I have loved from the products I have been using over the past few months. I have found some little treasures which I will be repurchasing as they have worked wonders.
Bioderma Senisbo H2O - I have two sizes of this the standard 250ml and the 100ml travel size. I think this must be my third bottle of this which I have used up in the standard size, which means for me that it must be a favourite. I like to experiment with cleansers but I just love how easy this is to use and also being able to use it on your eyes is a great bonus for me. I hate having to carry around a cleanser and eye makeup remover especially when travelling and the little 100ml bottle will last me a few holiday trips and it is just so small and convenient. Heads up escentual.com is starting their French pharmacy promotion of a 1/3 off all Bioderma products from the 1st June. The full price sizes of these products are £4.50 for the 100ml and £9.99 for the 250ml.
Sure Deodorant - I absolutely adore how Sure has come out with these new compressed deodorants, you get 150ml in a 75ml size bottle. I despise having to carry huge canisters of deodorants in my handbag and when travelling they just take up so much space. I think this is such a clever and inventive creation and its such an easy concept, I wonder why it has not been created before. I have been using deodorants from Sure for years and I think they are the best out there. I love the different scents that they have, but the Bright scent is my favourite of all. It contains scents of flowers and apricots, and it creates a lovely fresh morning scent which is light and refreshing. Now it claims to be 48 hours effective, this seems to be a little far fetched to me. But what I can say is that it is long lasting and stays feeling fresh.
Lingering Eye Brow Pencil - This is the second one of these which I have used up, and I have just repurchased another one as it is a strong favourite within my beauty stash. At first I thought it was a little dark for my colouring so swapped to Omega, but I much prefer a pencil soft nib when colouring my brows. I love how the nib is like a pen and needs no sharpening, and I think it creates a much more natural look. I find brushing through with a spooly creates a much more natural look especially if you are fairer in skin tone and hair colour. At £13 it is not the cheapest but this will last me a good few months and I am yet to find something better. Although, I do have my eye on the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade.
Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer - You can clearly see that this has been well loved, it is looking very well used. If this does not look familiar to you it is because Maybelline has given this a makeover and it has some lovely new packaging. This has featured in many beauty gurus must haves and I have to say I need to repurchase this asap. It is just £6.99 which I think is an absolute steal, it comes in two shades Ivory and Sand. I picked up Ivory and this is the perfect shade for me, it is light and illuminating and I mainly use it under my eyes. It really brightens up under the eye, it gives an instant pick me up and is especially great for those days when your eyes look extremely tired.