Tuesday, 30 April 2013

NOTD: Spring Studs

The lovely sunny weather we've been having over the last few days (if you don't include the massive hailstones yesterday) has made me reach for one of my all time favourite nail polishes: Rimmel 'Peppermint' I love the minty colour and as with all Rimmel polishes I've tried, it lasts almost a week on the nails without chipping. The formula is great and the brush is fantastic!

Products Used:
O.P.I Nail Envy Matte
Rimmel Peppermint (2 coats)
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat
Gold studs

Whats on your nails today?
Do you own Rimmel Peppermint?

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Monday, 29 April 2013

April 2013: Used, Abused & Reviewed.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: This has made an appearance in my empties a few times before and will continue to do so. It's a great purse friendly quick drying top coat but it does get gloopy a lot quicker than my all time favourite Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat.
Repurchase? Yes

Apivita Anti-Wrinkle Eye Mask With Grape & Hydrating Mask With Cucumber: These sachets come in sets of 2. I was only expecting to get 2 uses from each sachet but I got around 5 from one. I've still got another sachet to use up but I'm afraid it really didn't do much for me. I left it on overnight as directed but didn't notice any difference between using this and my regular eye cream. The Hydrating Cucumber Mask also comes with 2 sachets. My skin loved this! It felt so cooling and really made a difference in how my skin looked and felt. It did sting slightly when first applied, my mum experienced the same thing and she doesn't have sensitive skin but I did enjoy using it. I got 4 uses from 1 sachet.
Repurchase? Eye Mask - No. Cucumber Mask - Yes.
Jo Hansford Intensive Masque: I'm REALLY fussy when it come's to conditioner and this just didn't do it for me. It's a nice enough product and did make my hair feel soft and smooth but the results don't match upto the price tag which is a whopping £27!
Repurchase? No

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash: I've been trying to make this last as long as possible, it's gorgeous! The scent, the lather, the packaging - I love it all.
Repurchase? Not at full price but if it's ever on offer again I'll be stocking up.

Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner: I bought this duo before I started my blog but the more I learnt about ingredients, the more I wanted to find organic hair care brands so for over a year both bottles have been lurking at the back of my cupboard. The ends of my hair have been quite dry lately which is why I started using them again. They're both paraben free which I only realised when I rediscovered them but they contain other crap so for that reason I've only been using them once a week. My hair feels a lot smoother after using them both but any more than once a week leads to flat hair and build up city.
Repurchase? Undecided

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment*: I love this! Tames frizz, adds shine and makes my hair look healthy but does absolutely nothing for the condition of my hair, neither does Moroccan Oil. All it does is improve the look and feel of my hair untill I wash it out which is all down to the silicone. I've saw a lot of people say they slather this all over their hair as a treatment, you're just pouring your money down the drain. There's lots of oil's available to be used in that way but this (and Moroccan Oil) isn't one of them.
Repurchase? Yes

Beever Daily Revive*: This is without a doubt the best detangler I've ever used. It didn't weigh my hair down no matter how much I used and made my hair a lot easier to straighten BUT it contains parabens! :( You can read my post here.
Repurchase? If the Beever people ditched the parabens I would be loyal to this for the rest of my life!

O.P.I Nail Envy 'Sensitive & Peeling': Love this stuff, loathe the price! It's much the same as the original but designed for people with sensitive/peeling nails. I've tried so many different nail treatments from various brands but so far nothing has booted Nail Envy off its top spot. It strengthens my nails like nothing else and works well as a base coat.
Repurchase? Yes

Caudalie Enzymatic Peel Mask: This works in the same way as the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel and REN Glycolactic Mask but the texture is a thick white cream which applies easier with no chance of drips. After cleansing you apply a generous layer all over your face and leave it to do its thing for 10 minutes. After removing my skin looked brighter and felt smoother. The scent is barely there which is probably why it didn't irritate my skin at all.
Repurchase? Yes

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: I've read nothing but good reviews on this but for me, foundation primers are just an extra step that I can't be bothered with. I use them sometimes but with this I can't really say my foundation lasted longer or looked better.
Repurchase? No

Urban Decay NAKED Foundation: I can't remember much about this apart from being tempted to rush out and buy a bottle so I'm guessing I liked it.
Repurchase? I can't justify another foundation purchase at the mo.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil: This tiny bottle of goodness is a miracle worker! After getting a kitten at the start of the year my hands were used as a scratch post. They looked horrible and only now are they starting to heal. After asking for advice on Twitter on which products would be best at fading scars, Ali came to the rescue and recommended rosehip oil. Not only did it help with the condition of my hands but the redness has faded a lot!
Repurchase? I've ordered 100ml bottle of organic rosehip oil but not from Trilogy. I'm hoping it works just as good.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant: This stuff is harsh! When they describe it as a powerful skin polisher they aint kiddin'! It also heats up slightly which made the whole experience feel too abrasive but it did make my skin feel incredibly smooth!
Repurchase? No, I'm trying to get away from mechanical exfoliaters.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara '001 Black': I was not a fan of this at all when I first bought it. It didn't do much to my lashes and was far too wet but the more it dried out, the more I liked it. It defined and separated my lashes better than most highstreet mascaras. The end result wasn't over the top and it never looked clumpy.
Repurchase? Maybe

Boots Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover: I've said it before and I'll say it again. When it comes to nail polish remover I won't spend over 2 quid if I can help it. I go through it too quickly and have never noticed much difference between the Boots removers and more expensive ones. If it costs more than a fiver I would be expecting it to come with someone who'll remove the polish for me.
Repurchase? Yes

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream: My Holy Grail hand cream! I've still got some tubes in other scents (Rose Petals & Mango Flower) On the go but the original is my favourite.
Repurchase? Yes

Pure Thoughts Raspberry & Almond Facial Scrub*/ Banana & Clay Natural Face Mask/ Tangerine & Jojoba Whipped Shea Butter*: The masks and scrubs from Pure Thoughts are in powder form which you then add water to to make a paste. The Raspberry & Almond Scrub smelt like raspberry jam and was so gentle on my sensitive. It was so gentle that I doubted it would be able to exfoliate effectively but it did! Sandra sent me the Banana mask which is the reason I placed an order. You can buy the masks in single use sachets making them great for travel. I own a full sized pot of the Mint & Jojoba Whipped Shea Butter and love it! The Tangerine version is just as nice and moisturises brilliantly.
Repurchase? Scrub - Yes. Whipped Shea Butter - I prefer the mint version. Mask - Yes.

Have you finished many products this month?

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*PR sample

Sunday, 28 April 2013

What's In My Makeup Bag: RedHead Beauty Diaries

Hi lovely readers!

I’m Jenny from RedHead Beauty Diaries.

The gorgeous Fran has asked me to ‘guest post’ the contents of my make up bag with you all!

I am really nosey when it comes to beauty and skincare products and love to see what other people have in their makeup bags, bathrooms and shopping hauls so am always interested in these types of posts!

My make up bag consists of a mix of natural and conventional make up as I am currently trying to convert over to natural make up – it’s very much a ‘work in progress’ though, as it takes time to find suitable alternatives and I still have a huge stash of conventional make up to use up as well!

My make up bag is from Boots ‘Natural Collection’. I’ve not had it long but chose it as it has a pocket on the front that I keep my eye shadow brushes in so they  are not rattling around with my makeup. It is quite compact but still big enough to hold everything, oh and I love the floral pattern!

I have got a huge collection of makeup but these are the products actually in my make up bag at the moment.

Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation –Shade 51 Light Vanilla
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation – Shade BR20
Dior Skin Flash Primer
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Dior Capture Totale Loose Powder – 001 Rose Lumiere
Living Nature Luminous Powder – Light (100% Natural)
Liz Earle Powder Blush – 01 Camellia
Studio 78 Paris Mineral Blush – We Walk In The Fields (100% Natural)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Pencil – Strawburn (perfect redhead colour)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Powder – Strawburn (perfect redhead colour)

Clinique Airbrush Concealer – 01 Fair
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – 03 Moderately Fair
Vapour Organic Illusionist Concealer – 010 (100% natural)

Dior 5 Colours Lift Eyeshadows – 532 Lifting Ivory
Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette
Dr Hauschka Dear Eyes Palette (100% natural)
Dr Hauschka EyeshadowDuo – 07 (100% natural)
Dr Hauschka Eyeshadow Quartet – Stone Colours (100% natural)

Beauty Without Cruelty Volume Mascara – Black (100% Natural)
Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely Busy Bee Balm – used as lip balm ( 100% natural)

Dr Hauschka Lipstick – 07 (100% natural)
Neal’s Yard Lipstick – 12 Lychee (100% natural)
Vapour Organic Siren Lipsticks – Possess & Desire (100% Natural)
Lily Lolo Lip gloss – English Rose (100% natural)
Dr Hauschka Lip gloss – 01 (100% natural)
Vapour Organic Elixir Plumping Lip gloss – Honour (100% natural)
Clinique Lip Liner – 10 Baby Buff (in main picture only)

Liberty Hello Kitty Eyebrow Brush
Real Techniques Brushes –
Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Contour Brush, Buffing Brush, Detailer Brush, Accent Brush, Shading Brush, Base Shadow Brush & Deluxe Crease Brush.

So that’s everything!

Crikey!  It seems like quite alot now I’ve actually written it all down!

Obviously I don’t use every product every day, but I do use all of them at some point to create my ‘work’ face of make up!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading about my goodies and maybe seen something you like,  but don’t own already?

Finally a big hug and thank you to Fran for letting me loose on her blog!

I'm so impressed by how many natural makeup products Jenny owns. I'm also in impressed by how much she can fit in her makeup bag! lol Thanks for taking part. :) I've linked Jenny's blog above, go say hello! You can also find her on Twitter: @jenny_redhead

Saturday, 27 April 2013

O.P.I Vintage Minnie Mini's

I went on a bit of a nail polish binge last week but I found out the O.P.I mid season sale was on (still is) and couldn't help myself. I was quite restrained though and only bought 2 things: Vintage Minnie Mini's & Nail Envy Matte. I always go for the matte version as it works really well as a base coat and I'm still able to use my Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat instead of the regular Nail Envy as top coat. I love Minnie Mouse but I don't love the shades O.P.I came out with enough to pay full price so when I saw this mini set reduced to £7.77 from £13.95, into the basket it went. The Nail Envy was also at a really good price. It was unboxed and reduced to £11 from £18.80 plus if you spend over £15, delivery is free! :)

The Vintage Minnie Mini's set contains 3 mini 3.75ml nail lacquers and a mini Rapid Dry Top Coat.

The Colour Of Minnie: I think this might be my favourite from the collection but it isn't a colour I would usually go for. The red is such a gorgeous red infused with silver shimmer but what I love most is that the shimmer isn't OTT, it's barely noticeable. I have this weird thing where I associate red, pearl, shimmer shades with people in their 80s, I have no idea why but I do. There isn't any orange tones like my camera seems to think there is. It's just a lovely, true red. Pigmentation was great with this one. You could probably get away with 1 coat but I applied 2.

If You Moust You Moust: This is the type of pink I'm always drawn to. I love cool toned, pink, creme polishes and have God only knows how many of them in my collection but there's always room for more. 3 coats were needed to fully get rid of any streaks.

 I'm All Ears: Another shade I wouldn't usually buy and associate with older women but once it's on the nail I kinda like it. I'm not sure how often I'll reach for it but it's there for when I do. I'm All Ears is on the sheer side so needs 3 coats for the true colour to show through. It's a lot nicer than it look's in the photo above but the photo on my Instagram (link) is exactly how it looks in real life.

Rapid Dry Top Coat: I tried this a few years ago but didn't find it to be anything special. It works no quicker than a normal non quick dry top coat but I'm sure it will come in handy for weekends away.

Do you own this collection?
Did you get anything from the O.P.I sale?

O.P.I Vintage Minnie Mini's £7.77 available from Lena White

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Friday, 26 April 2013

NOTD: Essie 'Waltz'

Essie Waltz

Earlier on Twitter I posted a photo of 5 Essie polishes I'd ordered (and forgotten about) They arrived today and like a kid with a new toy I had to remove O.P.I 'I'm All Ears' and repaint my battered talons with one of my new shades.

I adore white nails. Stark white, milky sheer white, pale pink white. I love them all! Essie 'Waltz' really reminds me of my beloved Opera Ballerina minus the pink. You can get a sheer wash of colour with one coat or add three coats for full opacity. With sheer milky shades like 'Waltz' I prefer using 2 coats as I think they look nicer when there's a hint of visible nail line.

Products Used:
O.P.I Nail Envy Matte
Essie Waltz (2 coats)
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat 

I do have a baby finger but it's in hiding after the nail snapped right off. No one needs to see my stump.

Whats on your nails today?
Do you own Essie 'Waltz'?

Essie 'Waltz' £1.99 from Fragrance Direct

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush 'Exposed' & Nars 'Douceur' Comparison

Tarte 'Exposed' | Nars 'Douceur'

Lina recently went to NY and was kind enough to ask if there was anything I wanted. After having a bit of a clappy seal hand moment Tarte instantly came to mind! I'd always wanted 'Exposed' so that's what I asked for. While she was away I was looking up swatches online and found quite a few posts saying that 'Exposed' was a dupe for 'Douceur' I already owned 'Douceur' and was cursing myself for asking for a dupe BUT I don't think they're dupes at all.

Nars 'Douceur' | Tarte 'Exposed'

'Douceur' is one of my favourite blushers. I'm pale so can use it to contour as well as it's intended use as blush. It's described as a soft pink-brown but is a lot more brown than pink.

Exposed' is described as nude but as you can see from the swatches it's much more pink toned yet they look almost identical in pan form.

Packaging: I love NARS blush packaging! It's thin enough not to take up much space, has a nice mirror, is easy to open but shuts securely. The only thing I'm not so fond of is the rubber-ish matte finish, it's a dirt collector! I might be in the minority here but I think the Tarte blush packaging looks a bit cheap. I do like it, it's well made and shuts securely (maybe a bit too securely) but the plastic just screams cheap to me. It contains a good sized mirror and I love how the colour of the packaging matches the shade of blush inside.

Longevity: The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushers claim to last for 12 hours. I very rarely wear make up for that length of time so can't say if it's true or not but during 8 hours it doesn't fade or go patchy, neither does 'Douceur'

Finish: The finish for both shades is matte. They're both pigmented but you don't really need to use a light hand with these types of shades which I why I use them so often.

Price: NARS £21.50 for 4.8g | Tarte $26 for 5.6g

Both shades are similar yet very different but do I think you need both? No. I like having both and don't have a favourite but the one thing that bugs me about NARS is the inclusion of parabens! Tarte blushers are cruelty free. They're free from mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, SLS & synthetic fragrance. They contains beeswax, vitamin E, vitamin C, mineral pigments and amazonian clay. I know some people with fair skin find 'Douceur' looks a bit muddy (I'm fair but don't have that problem) so if you're concerned about that go for 'Exposed'.

Do you own either of these shades?
What one do you prefer?

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Monday, 22 April 2013

Review: Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer | YSL Touche Eclat Comparison

I need all the help I can get when it comes to disguising under eye bags and dark circles. For many years YSL Touche Eclat has helped brighten my inner corners, add light along the line of my bags to make them appear to disappear and just help make me look more awake. A lot of people mistake YSL Touche Eclat for concealer which it isn't and is the main reason they don't get on with it. Obviously there's other factors as to why they think it's not worth the hype but I've read so many reviews on how bad it is as a concealer which is unfair as it's actually a complexion highlighter. If your dark circles are minimal then yes, of course you can get away with using only this but if you're like me and your dark circles would still make an appearance through a brick wall then you need to use concealer before applying this. I've tried a few of the many 'dupes' available from other brands but for me, YSL Touche Eclat can't be beaten. Or can it?

Swatched: YSL | Sephora

I asked Lina to send me Sephora's Smoothing & Brightening Concealer 'light 02' as I'd really enjoyed all the Sephora own brand products I've tried so far and thought that maybe Sephora could give YSL a run for their money. SS&BC is a lot thicker and more opaque than YSLTE and could be worn alone if your having a good under eye area day. It really brightens the eyes, diffusing the look of any sagging. It without a doubt helps make the whole eye area look more lifted and youthful. I always buy YSL Touche Eclat in 'The Original' as it's pink toned. You can see just how pink it is in the side by side swatches. It doesn't look pink in the slightest once gently blended in but the pink helps correct any shadows under the eyes.

Creasing: I never have any problems where creasing is concerned with YSLTE but SS&BC does crease slightly as the texture is thicker. It isn't major but anyone with dry patches or more than just a few fine lines may struggle with this.

Coverage: SS&BC win's when it comes to coverage but if you aren't plagued with very dark circles YSLTE could be enough for you.

Brightness: YSLTE is very subtle. It adds just the right amount of light and never looks obvious. SS&BC adds a lot of light to the face too but because the coverage is more opaque it can look stark if not blended well.

Longevity: Both wear for around the same amount of time and neither of them slide around the face even when not set with powder. 

Price: There's a huge difference in price and the amount of product each pen contains - YSLTE £25 for 0.1 fl.oz / SS&BC $16 for 0.11 fl.oz

I use both pens in the same way - inner corners, along 'bag lines' and dark circles, between my brows, along my top lip to disguise any pigmentation and I find they both work really well at taking away any redness at the corners of the nose.

So which do I like best? I love them both! They both do their job really well, work in a similar way and I would have no problem recommending both but I'm a die hard YSL Touch Eclat fan, my loyalty lies with the golden pen.

Have you tried either of these products?
Are you a YSL Touche Eclat lover or hater?

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Sunday, 21 April 2013

What's In My Makeup Bag: We Were Raised By Wolves

Hi everyone, I'm Evelyn from We Were Raised By Wolves. Fran asked me if I'd liked to do a 'What's In My Make-Up Bag?' post for her, so of course I had to say yes because I love reading these posts myself!  Whenever I travel, I generally like to keep things simple, but always manage to pack everything I need.  The make-up bag itself is from Boots years ago, and it's like a Tardis/Mary Poppins bag because it fits so much in, yet looks quite small!  I'm not sure how it does this, but I'm certainly not complaining. 

Inside I currently have terre d'Oc BB Cream Foundation which is my current go-to make-up base.  It gives a nice light, all over evened out coverage and feels really nourishing on the skin.  I often pack something like this because I can apply it with my fingers so there's no need for me to include an extra brush or anything.

To go with that base, I have three concealers.  Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer is what I use to correct my dark circles with, and then I apply a tiny bit of Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer in Natural over the top with my Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to add some more coverage.  If I have any blemishes, I'll go over them with Murad Blemish Treatment Concealer which works a treat. 

I'm usually very lazy when it comes to doing detailed eye make-up on the go so I generally just take one base colour.  MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque has been a long time favourite of mine when travelling because I don't have to use a seperate eye primer underneath.  It's a beautiful shimmery coppery, almost rose gold shade that really brightens up tired eyes, yet looks very wearable for daytime.  To finish off the eyes, I'll line them with Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl in Black, curl them with my trusty Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers and apply two coats of Lavera's Intense Volumising Mascara in Black.  The mascara isn't really super volumising or anything as the name would suggest, but I really like the easy to wear formula of it for everyday.

Like eyes, I like to keep the lips simple with just one product.  Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Honey is fantastic for being fuss-free and I love this pink shade when it's freshly applied, as well as it when it just leaves a subtle stain as the day wears on.  I always like to contour my chipmunk cheeks with some Benefit Hoola Bronzer and apply this with a Real Techniques Contour Brush to get a really nice natural look.  Finally, I'll apply Liz Earle Healthy Glow Powder Blush in Nude with my Everyday Minerals Angled Blusher Brush to finish my make-up off.     

Thanks for reading and do pop over and say hello on my blog, We Were Raised By Wolves :)

I had a dream last week that I needed a MAC Paint Pot (does anyone else have dreams like this?) but didn't really know what shade to go for. Like Evelyn, I often wear one colour all over my lid so I think 'Rubenesque' will be the one. :) Thanks for Sharing the contents of your makeup bag with us! :) If you don't already follow Evelyn you can find her blog linked above and on Twitter: @beautywolfgirl

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Perfect Foundation For Oily Skin?: NEW CID I-Perfection Colour Adjust Foundation

My skin isn't overly oily anymore but my t-zone still shines like a greased up turkey after a few hours. When I'm testing out any foundation I go without powder and primer just to see how well it lasts on it's own and to give me a better idea which skin type it would work best on. What interested me about this foundation was the lack of bold claims. The claims it does makes are quite realistic and from my experience, very true.

From what I can see there's 8 in shades in total. My shade is 'Vanilla' which is the third lightest and I must admit, I was a bit shocked when I first swatched it on the back of my hand. It looked very dark, almost orange! Once I'd buffed it in with my Sephora Mineral Brush it matched my skintone perfectly. I'm not sure how it manages to do that but it really does. The finish is described as satin and I would agree. It's matte without looking flat and still leaves the high points of your face with a glow. On my skin there was no tacky feeling at all, even when first applied. I-Perfection Colour Adjust Foundation* lasts all day on my skin without going patchy in certain areas or sliding around and best of all, I don't need to powder my skin at all.

I really like the packaging, the pump dispenses the right amount of product and there's a long, thin window at the side so you can see when your foundation is running low.

I would say pretty much any skin type could use this foundation unless your skin is extremely dry. Oily skinned girls are going love this! I've never tried a foundation that has zero tackiness when first applied, it sets immediately, doesn't budge and feels really lightweight on the skin.

What foundation do you find best for oily skin?
Have you tried this one from NEW CID?

NEW CID I-Perfection Colour Adjust Foundation £22.09 from Hair Trade
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

NOTD: Chanel Le Vernis 'Rose Insolent'

You can't deny Chanel come out with some stunning shades every collection but you also can't deny the formula chips at a shocking rate. On my nails I can only get one day from Chanel but the shades I own are so gorgeous that it doesn't bother me, I'm happy to touch up my nails every other day in order to drool over the colour and finish all over again. I change my polish quite often anyway but I imagine it's a huge pain for anyone who like's to get close to a week out of their mani.

The latest addition to my enormous nail polish family is 'Rose Insolent' which is from the Chanel Rouge Allure Fall Collection from a few years back. I was lucky enough to find this beaut on a blog sale for £5 and ever since it landed on my door step, it's been on my nails! I'll be the first to admit there's nothing unique about this shade but for some reason I just adore it. It's a gorgeous pink creme polish and the formula is fantastic (apart from the chipping) it's fully opaque and streak free with 2 coats, and the high shine finish makes me love it even more but I always apply top coat anyway.

Products Used:
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat
Chanel 'Rose Insolent' (2 coats)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

In my photo's it looks almost neon for some reason so I had a look online and found some true to life swatches (link)

Do Chanel polishes chip quickly on your nails?
What's on your nails today?

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Lovely Lanolips Perfect Purse Sized Party Essentials 'NEW Golden Ointment Tin' & '101 Ointment'

If you've been following my blog for a while now you will know when it comes to lip care my first stop is Lanolips! I've never used any lip treatment/balm that works instantly and when left on overnight on seriously dry, chapped lips the results are amazing. I reviewed 2 variations of the Lip Ointment back in May (link) and even though I've tried numerous other lip balms since then, I always come back to Lanolips.

These perfect purse-sized party essentials are ideal for this time of year with all the upcoming festivals. They're multipurpose, take up no space at all and actually work. Just like the larger versions, these mini's are 100% clean ultra-pure grade lanolin.

Lanolips 101 Ointment 9g/£7.99*: On the lips, 101 Ointment has the same texture and effect I mentioned in the review post I've linked above. The only differences are - it's unscented (to my nose), its completely clear once on the lips and isn't tinted nor does it contain any shimmer so because of that I've been using it as my night time lip treatment. I adore the texture of the Lip Ointments, they're almost solid but melt on contact with the skin. The exclusive formula is able to hold over 200% of its own moisture which is why it works so quickly to repair dry, cracked lips.

Golden Ointment Tin 12.5g/£7.99*: The famed 100% natural Golden Ointment formula is housed inside an adorable, collectable vintage inspired tin. The tin is secure, it isn't flimsy with an ill fitting lid making it a good product to chuck in your bag. It can be used to treat any dry skin areas. I've been using it on the backs of my hands as they've been so dry lately, massaging it into my cuticles before bed and even using it on my lips. The Golden Ointment smells good enough to eat! It contains antibacterial Manuka honey which to me smells a bit like caramel. It's such a lovely scent, not artificial or overpowering at all.

Even if you don't have any plans of going on holiday or throwing shapes at a few festivals this year these mini versions are a brilliant way to try the products and as you can guess, I really recommend them especially if you're someone who always has chapped lips.

Are you a Lanolips lover?
What's your favourite Lanolips product?

Lanolips purse-sized products are exclusively available via www.victoriahealth.com
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