Thursday, 7 August 2014

NEW IN: Witch Blackhead Clearing Gel

Witch Skincare Blackhead Clearing Gel

Witch is a brand I have always known of but have never used, I don't know why either, because it's a really affordable skincare brand, that I've seen tons of awesome reviews on. I was lucky enough to win a goody bag a few weeks ago from Pegasus PR and in the bag included the new Blackhead Clearing Gel from Witch.

The idea of the Blackhead Clearing Gel is that it gently exfoliates the skin, in turn visibly reducing blackheads, removes dead skin cells and clears out pores. The texture of the gel is super soft and silky and once you start massaging it into dry skin little particles appear, though I'm not sure if that's just my dead skin-eww! 

I have been using this in my evening skincare routine, so Cleanse, Gel, Moisturiser, ect. I have been using it 3-4 times a week and I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin, its more fresh and I would even say radiant and its left my skin feeling really soft. I have also noticed that the bumpiness I get sometimes on my cheeks has reduced a lot also, its something I can get quite conscious about

I've used a similar product to this before but from a more luxurious brand, which is almost triple the price and if I'm honest they are pretty much exactly the same, the only difference is the smell, the Witch Blackhead Clearing Gel has a more noticeable smell but nothing offensive. The best part though? It retails for £4.99! What an absolute bargain, great if your on a budget, if this came without any branding and just in a plain tube, I would have said it would have cost around the £10-£15 mark, sometimes I do that when comparing skincare;

 Imagine the product doesn't have any branding on, would you really be able to tell the difference between low end & high end, I can't in this case! 

Overall I am really impressed with this new launch from Witch Skincare and I think it's about time that I got my hands on more of the range without a doubt. I can't believe I haven't trialled the brand sooner. 

Have you ever tried Witch Skincare? What are your favourite products from the brand?

Monday, 4 August 2014

HealGel Eye

HealGel Eye

I have been on the hunt for a decent eye cream for a pretty long time. I suffer with puffy eye lids and dryness under my eyes, and to be honest I gave up looking. So when HealGel Eye* landed on my desk I was a bit unsure but actually it has been doing pretty well.

Now I wouldn't say it has really helped all that much with the puffiness I have been getting, unfortunately I don't think much will help to change that, as that occurred to my eyelids stretching after a serious reaction to the sun but the dryness has definitely improved. 

HealGel Eye* helps sooth the area as well as help with collagen in the skin but I think what has really helped is the fact its packed with hyaluronic acid, which is know to help lock in moisture. 

I have been using the eye cream both day and night, I like it even more because it doesn't interfere with make up, and even helps my concealer sit better. It certainly isn't the cheapest of eye creams coming in at £32 but all the other cheaper alternatives haven't even compared to this and with something so delicate as the eye area, I really don't mind paying out, especially if it's going to work.

I'm just glad I don't have the under eyes of a 60 year old women now!

What is your favourite eye cream or treatment? What do you use to de-puff those eyelids? 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Summer Drink With Lambrini

Lambrini Strawberry
Lambrini Strawberry

I'm not a huge drinker, but when something is fruity and alcoholic I'm definitely intrigued. I don't know about you but Lambrini brings back memories of my younger days, it has always been a brand I've known of and in fact when I was younger, I even drank, which was just their Original Lambrini, I didn't know they started doing other flavours!

These super fun & cute drinks are really easy to make too, all you will need is:

Glass or Jam Jar (Mine are from Lakeland)
Half a lemon
Some ice
Sugar
Straws
Some Strawberries
Lambrini (of course)

To get the effect around the glass, I sliced a lemon in half and ran it around the edge of the jar and then simply dipped it into a small bowl of sugar. I then filled both jars with ice and poured in the Lambrini Strawberry* and to finish off, pop a sliced strawberry on the edge of the jar and added in a straw! FYI the strawberry tastes delicious after as it soaks up the lemon sugar!

It has taken Lambrini over a year to produce the right intensity of strawberryness in their Lambrini Strawberry and they have got it spot on, the smell even takes me back to strawberry picking with my mum when I like little little! It's simply delicious and really refreshing on the palette, its perfect for any girls night in, picnic or even a good old BBQ!

Lambrini Strawberry* retails at £3.20 depending on the shop and if you are over 18 you can visit their website to check out all their other flavours. 

Please drink responsibly!

What is your favourite summer drink? Are you a fan of Lambrini?

Saturday, 2 August 2014

FeelUnique & Boots Haul

HAUL

I have been incredibly good of late, I couldn't even tell you when my last proper haul was! I have purchased the odd bit here and there, but they have been things I needed. But this week FeelUnique.com had 15% for a short time and well going into Boots when you're #FeelingSpendy is a bit dangerous, especially when Soap & Glory is on 3 for 2. 

After trying countless sample sized tubes of the Benefit PoreFessional, I thought it was about time that I just got the full size as I really like how it minimises my large pores, but £24.50 for a primer!? But when you add discount, no matter how small I feel like I can justify it, anybody else do that? I hope so haha! 

Another product that I had on my very long list of things I want to try was the Pro Hygiene Make Up Brush Cleaner, now I love my MAC one but I swear every time I go in it's 50p more expensive than the last so I thought I'd mix it up and give this a go. So far I really like it, so handy to have the spray nozzle and the brushes dry super quick.

As mentioned countless times, I find it pretty damn hard to walk into Boots and not make a single purchase! Soap & Glory is currently on 3 for 2 so I knew I had to take full advantage of that and after spending a good 5 minutes just starring at the stand I decided on the Solar Powder, which is a bronzer, Kick Ass Concealer, as I haven't found a concealer that I actually like as of yet (I own quite a few!) And the Thick & Fast Mascara, didn't really need a new mascara but it was free so what the hell with it :) No doubt full reviews on these will be up over the next few months.

What have been your recent purchases? Does discount entice you to spend your money?