I know this order is more of a mini haul but since moving to London I cut down on buying products mainly due to lack of space and money but also because I also wanted to try and be less wasteful.
However when Feel Unique sent me a discount code I simply couldn’t resist and placed an order for some basics I had been hankering after. I have now had these products for a few weeks so thought I would share how I am getting on with them.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System
I have had issues with my skin since I hit puberty at around 12; this, with the combination of having sensitive skin, is not ideal. I usually keep it under control with a combination of products from The Body Shop but recently my face flared up worse than it had for years so I thought it was time to try something new.
Feeling like I had tested out almost every product and natural remedy on the planet, I turned to the beauty bloggers on Twitter for advice. The products that came out on top seemed to be La Roche-Posay so I went for the full three step programme.
When I first saw the small tube of Effaclar Duo [+] Anti-blemish Cream, I thought “great another harsh topical treatment that will dry out my skin“, however I was pleasantly surprised that not only was it skin clearing but also moisturising.
I have been using these for around 3 weeks now, and though I have to accept that my skin will never be perfect, this 3 step programme has left my skin clearer than it has been in a couple of years – so thanks to everyone for their recommendations.
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
I have no idea how I used to apply makeup after being so heavily reliant on the Real Techniques buffing brush but after I accidentally killed it I had been walking around with a stripey clown face, so had to replace it, stat!
Unfortunately the brush that I refer to as my personal air brusher only comes as part of the Core Collection, so I gave the Stippling Brush a shot instead. I am still experimenting with the best way to use this brush but my face is definitely much better blended.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturiser
I am not at all into fake tan simply because I don’t know how to apply it without looking like an orange, streaky, hot mess, but I am off on my first summer holiday that requires me to wear a bikini in years so thought there was no harm in giving myself a little bit of a confidence boost by having tanned pins.
I purchased the light colour but I think that it is actually pretty dark and is more of an outright natural tan than a gradual moisturiser, it also smells like that fake chocolate that they pump out at M&M World, which could be a pro or a con depending on if you like smelling like a sweet or not.
I am still not sure how I feel about this product but if you are looking for a quick tanning fix that is also moisturising then I would say this is a great choice.
BaByliss Curling Wand Pro
I have wavy hair in Scotland but the water in London is so hard that it somehow works as a straightener. I miss volume and beach waves and have been using my GHD’s to create curly looks for the past 4 years but thought it was time to give a curling wand a spin since it has been so highly raved about. So far I am loving the tight curls I can create and really want to practice achieving 1940’s inspired pin up waves. This product is an absolute bargain at only £25.
Have you done any beauty buying recently? If so, any recommendations?