Feel Unique Summer Haul and Review


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?


  1. I have previously suffered from acne, in a big way, and have just finished my course of Roaccutane. My dermatologist recommended La Roche-Posay products and I swear by them now, well them and children’s suncream. I also think giving up wearing a full face of make up everyday has really helped my skin out, I now only wear it on the weekend and even then we’re talking bare minimum concealer. I’d 100% recommend going make up free if you’re have trouble with your skin, you can still wear your eyeliner, mascara and lippy but let your skin breathe.


  2. themayfairy says:

    I’m obsessed with moisturisers that also fake tan. They prevent me from being dry, flaky and glowing like the sun in one fell swoop x

  3. themayfairy says:

    Also, if you figure out the 1940s pin up waves thing, help me out. Please!

  4. Leanne says:

    So weird, in Scotland my hair is totally straight but since moving it goes a little bit more crazy and can actually hold a style for longer than 30 seconds! x

    1. Emma says:

      That is weird that we are totally opposite.

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