Already my plan to reduce my frivolous beauty buys in 2015 has ever so slightly gone down the drain. In my defence, the skincare bits were what my skin has been calling out for and were in the Feel Unique sale aaaaand the Real Techniques brush was totally free with all of my Boots advantage card points. So there. Now, lets take a peek at what new additions I've been welcoming to my beauty collection....
This has very quickly become a cult beauty product all thanks to the likes of Ruth and co raving about it about three years ago now (has it really been three years?). I wasn't really sold on it when I first tried it however I tried again a year or so ago and my skin welcomed it with open arms. Since the launch of the Effaclar Duo [+] my skin loves it even more as it aims to reduce any pigmentation issues/scarring/dark marks which my skin is currently the battle ground of. When I caught sight of my reflection that showed my skin to look like it had a full face of acne the other week, I decided a repurchase was in order. I'm confident that this will not only help with old spots but also with any new ones that may crop up and highly recommend that if you too have blemish prone skin, that you try this as a treatment. A little goes a long way.
This stuff is beyond dreamy and made my skin fall head over heels in love with cleansing balms. Now, I have a 'cheaper-than-half-price' dupe for this so this wasn't really a necessary purchase however my skin has been craving some serious nourishing and TLC so I decided to treat myself to this, plus it was also in the Feel Unique sale. This smells luxurious and sinks into the skin like a dream. You can emulsify it with a drop of water to turn it into a milky consistency, however I prefer to just take a tiny bit and massage it into my skin for 30 seconds-one minute to get the blood circulation going in my face. Then a damp cloth gently removes it. Ot doubles up as a make up remover however I love it as my second cleanser/morning cleanser. Again, a little goes a very long way, especially considering its price. Very much a treat.
A new product and new brand for me, this is a nourishing cream cleanser. For someone who has oily skin, it does tend to go a bit combination and actually a bit dehydrated during the colder months so I thought this would be a good cleanser to try out. Oily skin is a tricky skin type to cater for and what I've learnt is just going for a skin that's aimed for 'normal' skin or 'all skin types' works wonders. It's the treatments and moisturisers that will help your skin type. Nourish your skin and look after it!
I haven't tried this yet but I hope to report back soon. It's worth noting this was, again, less than half price in comparison to the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm.
If, like me, you had heart palpitations when your eyes first laid sight upon the pixiwoo sisters' new brush collection in collaboration with Real Techniques, you can only imagine my reaction when I walked into Boots the other day to see these in all their glory. It was the foundation brush that caught my eye, and the contour brush too though considering this is the premium line of their make up brush collection, I will invest my monies in that for another day. I love a good foundation brush and as I like a fuller coverage, a classic, flat foundation brush is the best to use for that effect as opposed to a buffing brush or my current brush of choice, their Expert Face brush. The triangular shape allows you to get the product into all the nooks and crannies of your face and has a pointed tip for spot concealing. The brush is ridiculously soft. I mean, it's like stoking a kitten. The brush handle itself is plastic however the gold encasing the bristles is actually mettle, hence the 'weighted technology'. I haven't given this the full test run yet but again, I'll get back to you all.
PS. thank you Boots for advantage card points [inserts-cat-faced-heart-eyed-emoji].
Have you picked up any new beauty bits recently in the sales or otherwise?