I love products. I love walking through the cosmetic area of a department store or making a trip to Boots, our biggest cosmetic / toiletries shop here in the UK. I love the smells, the fancy packaging and the promise of loveliness within. I am always on the look out for a new products although I also have a set of ones I stick to. I also pick up a couple of women’s magazines a week and check out the product reviews to see if there’s anything I should try.
I have discovered a new wonder product. I read a review in Look magazine, which raved about it so I brought one yesterday. Garnier spot roll on …
This is a tinted concealer and a spot reducer in one, claiming to reduce redness and soothe spots as well as cover them and that you’ll see results in 1 day. I was skeptical but used it last night on a big spot I’ve had for over a week and this morning, it’s shrunk and is less bumpy and red. The concealer is also amazing at covering the spot while you wait for it to go down. I’m loving this product! It costs about £7.50 so pretty good value for something that actually works!
For my face, I usually use the Simple range. I take my make up off every night because working in London really makes your skin dirty and cloggy. I use their make up wipes, cleaner and toner plus their moisturiser, which I use every morning. I have quite sensitive skin and I’m pale so I like that this range is gentle and natural plus it’s not expensive. I might switch to a richer moisturiser soon with some anti-wrinkle protection as I think prevention on that needs to start soon!
I love a thick body moisturiser and go for body butter / souffle ones. Boots sell range from a spa in London called the Sanctuary and I like their body souffle as it really replenishes your skin and smells yummy. You also get a huge tub for £10.
I spent a long time trying out different hand creams. I get quite dry hands especially in winter (and dry elbows!) so I do like to carry one in my handbag. I found a lof of them were really greasy. So I splashed out on Clarins hand cream and loved it. I have been buying it since – it really softens your hands but isn’t greasy and smells lovely. It’s expensive at £17 for a middle sized bottle but it’s lush.
I usually use the same foundation (Max Factor), blusher (Rimmel) and concealer with a dash of loose powder. I like to mix eye shadows up and have a range of browns, greens and grey for smoky eyes. I either use black pencil or liquid eyeliner as well.
One item I find really annoying is mascara It’s like looking for the holy grail to find the perfect mascara! And adverts are so stupid, at the bottom of every one it says ‘Styled with lash inserts and enhanced in post production” – so basically the product has nothing to do with how lovely the girls lashes look. Grrr.
I used to use Benefit’s as I like the big brush but lately my lashes have been getting tangled in the corner of my eye so I decided I need to try a new one. I’ve actually ended up with two – one is a comb brush to separate my lashes and the other is a bigger brush with a good black colour to define them and curl them up more. Both are from Rimmel and seem to be doing the trick but I think unless you use flash eye lashes, you’re never going to get the perfect lashes. I tried false ones once and was useless, I glued them halfway up my eyelid :)
Do you stick to certain products? Tried any wonder products lately?
(All photos from Google)