The Boots Haul

So I ran out of pretty much all my beauty essentials at the same time, cue a trip to my favourite Boots. I’ve edited out the ‘fun’ highlights like mouthwash and cotton rounds and left you with all the interesting goodies. So let’s get into it ::

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Dry Shampoo – I love the Batiste tropical dry shampoo but going to try this as a change, it smells good is all I know so far. Luckily I don’t have to worry too much about the product being white as I have light hair anyway.

Tan – I cannot recommend St Moriz enough I think it’s great. I usually just go for the lotion but they had sold out so I’ll be interested to see how this mousse version fairs.

Foundation Sponge – I’ve been so interested to try out a beauty blender type product so finally took the plunge with this Real Techniques version. I’m not entirely sure I’ll have the patience every day to apply base with this but it’ll be interesting to compare this vs brush vs fingers with the same foundation.

Eye Cream – I don’t need anything fancy for my eyes at the moment, no amount of cream is going to erase my under eye circles. So I went straight the for the French pharmacy section where you find amazing skincare products that are fuss free, great value and generally fantastic.

Powder – I succumbed to the blogger/YT hype and bought this powder, my L’Oreal true match is on it’s last legs and I brought it along with me to match my shade in store.

I can’t wait to try out all these products, especially as I left the entire bag at my parents house for over a month! So it’s like I’ve bought them all over again. I’ll definitely report back on my thoughts of these in upcoming posts.

Caley x

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The Review: Skin Food Egg White Cleanser

The beauty world is buzzing over Korean skincare and makeup. On my trip to China this April, I picked up, among other things, the Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam cleanser. I’ve now been using it for 6 months and it’s almost finished so here are my thoughts on it.

I really enjoy using this cleanser, it lathers up unlike any cleanser I’ve ever used, it’s a thick foam that kind of reminds me of shaving cream. It doesn’t have any discernable scent and does a pretty good job at removing my makeup. But DO NOT get it in your eyes, I learnt the hard way! Egg whites are great for unclogging pores and controlling oils, therefore perfect for my combination skin.

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To use I massage a 10p sized amount in my hands before stroking across my face and massaging in for a minute or so then remove with a flannel. I’m then left with squeaky clean skin. It’s gentle but I do think the formula is more suited to the summer months, as the weather is cooling off I’m finding it a little too stripping.

The shopper in me is desperate to buy a new cleanser and finish this off later. But this NEVER happens. So I’ll finish it now and move on to a Winter appropriate one when this is all gone. I do have some Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish samples so I might mix it up if my skin really starts to rebel.

I’d give this cleanser a solid 4/5, it’s great value for money (around £14) but I’ve taken a star off as this doesn’t carry me through the year and it’s darn hard to get hold of this side of the World.

Caley x

The Review: Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

I am so glad this product is finally finished! Not just for the satisfaction of finishing a product, but also because I really didn’t like this eye cream. It’s a no frills cream which sounded perfect for my twenty-something skin and was a fairly decent price for such a big pot (£20 for 14g). I’d also read and watched countless people rave about it – so what could go wrong?

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Well don’t believe the hype people! I found this cream far too rich for my delicate under eye area, I also found application annoying. The product first needs to be warmed between your fingers before applying; which turns it from a thick tacky cream into a more viscous and water-like consistency. Even after warming I found this product still too heavy and difficult to tap around my eyes, to the point where the tapping hurt my skin slightly. I found that concealer and foundation slid right off and my eyelids became even less likely to keep eye shadow on for longer than an hour or two. I’ll be going back to my Clinique Even Better Eyes now this tub is finally finished. Also note to self – never buy an eye cream in a tub it’s not worth the hassle!

Caley x

Splash Mob

Now everyone know I’m a sucker for an advert, I’m a little too susceptible to their tricks, but I’m also aware that I am, so does that make it ok? Anyways, this advert doesn’t make me want to buy the product (sorry Clean&Clear) but it is really cool and I like the concept, props to the creative team behind it. Next time ask me to be part of the cast yeah?! Thanks to 2 of my favourite youtubers (Blair Fowler and TessChristine123) for raising my attention to this after they both tweeted about it. What do you guys think about this ad – fun right?!

xoxo