Sunday, 17 February 2013

Excuses & Empties

Howdy dudes & dudettes

I've been away from the 'ole blog machine for a few weeks and while I do have excuses I'm not going to bore you to death with them all, but I will share one excuse.. My parents came over to visit me last weekend in London for a couple of days, a LOT of laughs were had (to the point where I was crying in an Italian restaurant because I found something so funny and when myself and my mother visited the Tate Modern Museum and I had to bury my head in my mothers coat to stop my laughter from echoing all over the very VERY silent museum), we had some lovely meals and just a really nice time spent. 


Annnd onto the reviews..


Garnier Pure Active - 24 hour spot fighting moisturizer

I love almost everything Garnier, it just suits my skin so perfectly and all of the products I've tried seem to do my skin some sort of good. As a person who has fought with acne/spots for so many years I'm always up for trying something that says it can fight them or at-least keep them at bay and that's what the Garnier 24 hour spot fighting moisturizer did for me, although it didn't clear the spots completely, I did notice a big change in my skin, it felt more hydrated, healthier looking and the spots had faded. Big thumbs up from me!
TRESemmé - Heat Defence Spray

I've repurchased this spray on so many occasions, it does what it says on the bottle really, although I think I may be repurchasing this mostly for the smell and the travel size bottle considering its not a product I would simply rave about, I've found a lot more heat protecting sprays that do the same if not better for my hair. It is a good product but it didn't 'wooooow' me to the extent where I needed to run out the door in my bath towel to the nearest supermarket to buy one when I realised it was empty. 
Nivea Visage - Light Moisturising day cream
I started using this product at the beginning of 2012 when my mother posted it over to me when I first moved to London (she was worried I wasn't moisturising) and for a couple months I used this and found it to be quite a good cream but once I found the Garnier 24 hour spot fighting moisturizer I threw this little tube into the back of the cupboard but I have recently discovered my little friend again. Just looking at the box and the tube it doesn't look very exciting or appealing but my gosh it works wonders, my face has cleared up a huge amount, it feels so smooth and it's like it's had a nice drink..yuuum hydrated face! Another Thumbs up from me! P.s I've already repurchased this.

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder - 001

As you can tell from the pictures above I depleted the container until it's last little bit, great powder, keeps my face shine free while not making it feel over powered and dry like I feel some powders do. Huge plus is  that it doesn't flake on my skin.. woo hoo!
Rimmel Match Perfection  - 001 Light
Again with this blush, it's existence in the top left picture is almost invisible  Once you swirl your brush in and around this blush it gives a great glowy shine to your face, as you can tell I have already hit pan on the repurchased blush. Although the past couple days I've been really liking just using the peach colour on it's   
                                 own, it gives that nice little sun-kissed 'I look really fresh' look.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
These 2 items are probably my babies, once I'm running low I feel the need to go running to the shops in a panic to buy some more, I think I have some sort of a fear that they will discontinue these products.. even just typing that gave me the shivers. I think everyone has those products that they have used for so long that they just become apart of them. I know a lot of people use all the different types of Batiste Dry Shampoo  but for me I've always gone back to the Original scent/type, it likes my hair and does the trick, I have really dark brown hair and for some people white dry shampoos tend to leave a dandruff looking layer on their hair when they use this but maybe I'm just the lucky one because it doesn't happen to me.

 Sudocrem - The answer to all life's problems. No matter how big or small it is if someone has hurt themselves, have a spot, their arm is itchy, anything. I will always suggest they use Sudocrem. I'm one of these people you probably don't want to meet if i'm having a 'bad skin day' because all you will meet is a white spotted sudocrem covered face.. not the best look! But none the less it's works like a dream. 

ELF - High Definition Powder

I really enjoyed using the High Definition Powder, when I first seen it on ELF I was a bit skeptical on weather it would be of any use to me or not buuuuut I was proved quite wrong. It gives that 'perfect photo finish' kind of look. I haven't jumped to buy this product again mainly because I haven't had any need to buy anything else from the website. The only downside is that it comes with a soft sponge applicator which I had lost and it meant I had to be super careful opening the pot because the product would just go everywhere.. booo! Other than that I will be sure to add this to the basket on my next order. 

Soap & Glory - Hand food

This is one of those things I always have in my handbag or just lying around in the cupboard , although this one may be empty I'll be sure to find half full or even full tubes floating around my bedroom or handbags. It smells great, looks cute and moisturises my hands,what more could you really want from a hand cream? Superrrrb! 

Do you use any of these products? Do you have the same views as I do towards them?
Let me know in the comments.

Adios Amigos x


  1. Such a lobely post- I've got the Soap and Glory hand cream and can't go a day without it. Such an amazing investment haha.
    It's helped so much through the harsh winter conditions.

    Ruth x

    1. Me too! I would be lost without it. It smells amazing too, just like all Soap and Glory products :)

      Chloë x

  2. Great products I love the stay matte products you should try the dual action concealer! Great blog :)

    1. The Stay Matte products are defiantly a life saver, especially for those days when your face wants to shine as bright as the sun.. Oily days are not good!
      I'll check out the dual action conceler, thanks for recommending :)

      Chloë x