Tuesday, 1 February 2011

5 beauty products that actually WORK

I don't often write about beauty, partially because I have no idea what I'm talking about it that area and partially because I'm often disappointed by products. However, these 5 are some which I have been pleasantly surprised by, and want to share with you. I can't really talk about prices because I don't think i paid for any of these. I don't mean I stole them or anything, I just mean they were mainly presents or free with magazines.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser: The first time I used it, I expected it to be basically the same as any other face wash I had previously used. I was blown away by how soft and dewy it made my skin feel. It says it exfoliates, but it's in no way abrasive and is rather like slathering a high quality moisturiser onto your face without the greasiness.

Neal's Yard Remedies to Roll - Study: I've come across various things which you smell in aid of something or other. One example being a tiny bottle of oil bought in Morocco, supposed to prevent sea-sickness. While some of these have worked, I've never found one i actually like the smell of. While this isn't exactly Chanel No5 - it has more of a herbal quality - I've never objected to the scent of rosemary, and it can increase focus. One note - I wouldn't recommend wearing it every day to school, the effect will wear off and people will start to think you live in a herb garden.

Aussie Aussome Volume 2-in-1: I was really just looking for a new 2-in-1 for when i don't have time to shampoo and condition, but having a volume-enhancing one can be very handy. My hair is naturally very, very straight, so it can look rather limp and just hang down lifeless, being both fine and too heavy at the same time. This gives it a little kick and can make my hair seem weightless. Works best in conjunction with blow-drying.

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain: I find the hassle of trying not to leave lipstick on other people's glassware far too tiring to bother with, so having a lip stain, which gives you the colour without leaving a layer of substance on your lips, is perfect. The fact that this can be used on your cheeks too just makes it a bonus. You can apply it directly to the skin, but I prefer to mix it with a little bit of moisturiser to get a home-made cream blusher.

Simple Conditioning Eye Make-Up Remover: Where do I start? I adore simple. It was actually a long time before I settled on which to feature, because I have all sorts of lotions and potions by that wonderful brand. Other great things I could mention would be their facial wipes, eye serum and toner. But I chose this because when you've messed up your eye-liner and need to start over, or have come home from an evening out and REALLY need to go to bed, this does the job, and it does it fast. Simple doesn't use unnecessary chemicals, which is great for my skin, which can be irritated by anything and everything.

So there you have it - my first beauty post, was it OK?


STYLEFOX said...

aussie products are just the best! always a winner.

- the sketchbook images are mine, in reply to your question!

you have such a great blog, keep up the work!

v x


Eli said...

ooh thanks for the tips. My go to product is Jojoba oil. I put this stuff on my face in the morning when I wake up and at night before bed and it leaves my skin so nice. I never have to put any other stuff on.

Brianna Renee said...

nice, i may just try a few of these products! thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

you reminded me how badly i need new beauty products! ahh x