For the past 6 weeks, I have been using a number of new beauty products which I love so much that I wanted to share with you. As most of my readers will know, I don’t feature products on the blog unless I genuinley like them and feel they deserve a good review. So if you are looking to revamp your cleansers, foundations, night creams or just looking for a fresh new nail colour, then read ahead for my top reccomendations! Please bear in mind that with skincare, I usually review with how well they clear the skin, calm redness and smooth out the texture.
Product 1 – Trilogy Cream Cleanser Facial Wash: A luxurious, thick cream cleanser which reacts with water to remove make up and any dirt and grime from the day. I was intrigured with this product as it has won the award at the Green Beauty Bible Awads 2009. With pure plant oils and extracts, this cleanser aims to deliver soft, clear, completely clean skin and gently removes eye make up. It claims to perfectly prep your skin for make-up and leave skin supple. I was curious as I have been currently using Elemis and Dermalogica for their spot fighting and exfoliating qualities, so was worried this product would be a little too gentle for my skin and it’s needs. However, I can only describe this wash as ‘lovely’ and an absolute treat to use. It smells so botanical that you feel that you are actually in the heart of nature when using this! It contains rosehip oil and evening primrose known for moisturising, and aloe vera to calm, soften and clear skin. I have been using a number of new products plus have changed my diet over the past 6 weeks so I don’t know if this cleanser is to thank for my noticeably more glowing, clear skin, however I do think it has contributed.
If you like using natural, botanical products, and are usually a fan of brands such as Neals Yard and Origins, then you are going to love Trilogy Cream Cleanser. I really do eel it has calmed my redness and is just an absolute luxury to use. It is quite pricey, £22 for 200ml, so not sure it’s something I can keep up with. But a brilliant idea for Birthday/Christmas presents!
Product Number 2: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation. – For me to review another foundation other than Estee Lauder Double Wear is a pretty big deal! I swear by the foundation and never wear anything else. However, I have recently wanted to try another long-lasting foundation which is more lightweight, therefore I opted for Bobbi Brown after hearing they launched a new product last year wich provides long-lasting wear. What I love about Bobbi Brown is that their foundations contain no pink tones whatsoever, which is what I need! My complexion is not very pink, therefore I despise foundations that contain pinky tones. The foundation is alot less thick than Estee Lauder Double Wear, but smells much better, as it contains lavender. It lasts for a good 12 hours, has a lightweight formula which stops shine and grease, however it does not give as thick a coverage as Double Wear. If you want a new, lighter daytime make-up, this is one I would recommend, as overall it calms the skin, comes in a variety of non-pink shades, and lasts throughout the day, keeping skin looking fresh and glowing.
Product Number 3 – Butter London Nail Lacquer in shade ‘All Hail The Queen’. By far my favourite nail polish colour for the season, not just the month! This colour is subtle yet has a shimmer, is more dramatic than the ‘nude’ colour everyone is wearing, and is really durable and chip resistant for at least two days. Comes in a stylish bottle. I find I don’t need a top coat with this as it has a built in shine, and has a lovely glimmer when the colour hits the light. A great daytime nail colour!
Product Number 4 – Liquid Gold Radiance by Alpha H. If you put this product name into the search box on the right hand side of the blog, you will see this as a full product review which I blogged about recently. Basically it is a great product to use for fading any red marks, pigmentation, age spots and sun spots that may have marked the skin over periods of time. It’s a water based product – perhaps a little too watery would be my only criticism – which pats onto skin and absorbs quickly. A slight stinging sensation can be felt, but within 2 weeks I noticed some red marks had vanished! Available at QVC.
Product Number 5 – Skinetica. Now I owe this product to a beauty blogger who shared this skincare secret with me. Lots of bloggers have been given samples of this product to review, however I have purely gone online and bought it just from reading all the reviews out there. Skinetica ‘Soothes, Calms, Clears’ is another water based liquid which is to be used as a toner and aims to clear up break outs, soothe the skin and stop further breakouts. As I always give honest reviews, the product doesn’t completely stop any skin irritations occurring, but it does calm any current ones. Any redness and angry skin starts to clear from 5 days of using the toner twice a day, and I noticed any spots that came soon cleared before getting worse. I suppose I have had less breakouts since using the product, but I have also been cutting out sugar from my diet, so I don’t know which one is to thank! Anyway. I used one bottle up of this and I am now onto my second one, as I actually do feel this is a fab product for spot prone skin. Available to buy online at Skinetica for £10.
Happy beauty shopping!