Thursday, 19 July 2012

Review...Boots No7 Essential Moisture Day Fluid...

Hey there Beautifuls

Another post for you and yes it is skincare related...
I'm a little bit skincare obsessed at the moment but have I found my 'can't live without holy grail absolute must skincare routine' yet...?

Sadly not

But here's another product I've enjoyed trying on my travels...
It's the Boots No7 Essential Moisture Day Fluid for Normal/Dry Skin
'Conditions and cares for radiant skin every day'

Blurb on the back:
'Nourish your skin every day with this gently caring, fragrance-free moisture lotion.  Light and easily absorbed, it glides on leaving skin soft, supple and smooth.  With soothing elderflower and caring vitamins E and F.'
'A little facial everyday...After cleansing and toning, massage over your face and neck.'

Well, that's not a facial I would pay for... But I have to say, the product is everything it says on the blurb.  Lightweight and easily absorbed yet still provides enough moisture even for my dry skin.  You get 100ml of product which is rather generous and is RRP'd at £10.00 which is do-able I guess but obviously I picked this up last month when those little £5 voucher gems were flying about.  So with £5 off it makes this product then totally worth the money and 100ml will last you a fair while.  I've been using this everyday for about a month now and have barely used 1/6 of the product yet.  It comes with a pump dispenser which is handy, hygienic, and one pump does my whole face. :D

I hope this review was useful for you and I thought I'd get it up seeing as I've been a bit naughty and bought some new skincare bits today...My reasoning behind it...? I needed cheering up and so did my skin! :D  Obviously pictures and reviews will be up once I've tried and tested but it is a brand I know and love and I'm pretty sure I'll love them.  It also helps that the lovely sales assistant was so helpful and threw in a few samples!

In other news...I have a twitter account...The link and feed is at the top of this page so please feel free to follow along and tweet me...I love getting messages from you gorgeous girlies!
Also I have Instagram...Now...I've had instagram since I've had my Iphone which is nearly two years now...I had it when nobody else did! haha but now everybody has it and loves it, I suppose I can tell you about mine...My account is set to private, because I want it that way and I will approve beauty blogger followers that want to follow I've just never really been public with my photos and it's taken a lot of courage for me to finally say...sod the world and their opinions, if you don't like me or think I'm ugly unfollow and don't look at me! haha anyway my Instagram username is: esjaym for those that have Instagram and would like to follow...

And that's all for now folks...

Ciao for now World


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Review...Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Hey There Beautifuls,

Left: 001 Honey Right: 005 Crush

I'm Going to jump on the Kissable balm stain bandwagon and I come bearing crappy Iphone pics n all! Yay! :D

I was browsing through superdrug oblivious to the release of these and spotted them...I have to say I stood a little dumbfounded for a minute and I was good and walked away (only to rush back the next day and buy the above shades...)
Yes I have no restraint or self control...

I have to say I'm really impressed with these, they have a minty smell which I like, and obviously the packaging is comparable to that of the infamous Clinique Chubby sticks.  They're currently on offer in both Boots and Superdrug for £5.99 which is an introductory offer (RRP will be £7.99)

The consistency is quite balmy to begin with but then turns a little bit waxy but the colour pay off is pretty good and wear-time is approx 4-6 hours before you need to reapply with eating and drinking which I can live with and I haven't experienced that 'drying-settle-in-the-lines' feeling which gives them a big thumbs up for me! :D

I initially wanted to pick up the Orange shade but I thought I'd step out of my comfort zone a little bit with these and I've not regretted it yet.

Have any of you tried the Kissable Balm Stains and if so what are your thoughts?

Until Next Time

Ciao For Now Beautifuls!


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Review: Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover

Hey there Beauts,

I feel like I've been slacking on the blogging front so much recently, and I've been sitting here thinking...
'What the hell should I blog about...?!?!'

So Instead of buying a bunch of spangly new products (coz lets face it...I have no money!) and Instead of trying to conjure up a new found love for something which in fact I actually hate I've just simply gone around and picked up a few things that I've been using for a while now and written some notes on them...

what they're like/pro's/con's/my thoughts/price and the rest is up to you...I figured It'd be up to you all to see whether or not you thought the product would suit your skin and whether you should give it a try and it would give me something to blog about :D win win situation!

So first up is the Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover with Iceland Moss.
I've had this product for a while and have just come close to finishing it (Thank the heavens!!) Thats not to say it's a bad product, it just leaves a very oily film on the face which I then feel the need to wash off asap!

It's formulated for delicate, sensitive skin in mind although it says all skin types on the bottle and claims to remove even waterproof mascara which I totally agree with.  Soaked on a cotton pad it just glides on the skin and removes everything that it comes in contact with but your skin is left slippery and very oily which is good for those with dry skin like mine but I like to have a clean face which is oil and goo free before bed.

Value for money-wise you get 150ml for £3.99 which I think is pretty good and a little goes a fairly long way depending on caked on your makeup is.

My thoughts would be...It's good, if you have sensitive dry skin and dont mind using an oily product on your face, it's also good if you wear a lot of heavy eye makeup and waterproof mascara and want a simple non-irritant way of removing it.  It's also very affordable and very accesible if you're in the UK.  If however you have oily skin and hate even the word oil being mentioned stay well clear of this!

Thanks for sticking by Es-Jay Makeup guys! It's been a hard couple of months and the struggle isn't over but I'm getting there and there are some lovely followers on here and on twitter that are making my days so much better with their lovely messages and comments so thank you!
You all don't know how much it means to me!

Until Next Time Lovelies

Ciao for now


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Review...No7 Melting Gel Cleanser

Hey there Beautifuls,  I have a quick review for you guys as you can guess from the title, It's the Boots No7 Melting Gel Cleanser for Normal to Dry skin.

Boots say...'The first step to beautiful skin is effective cleansing. Specially formulated to effectively clear away dirt and impurities, No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser leaves dry complexions feeling as soft and supple as normal skin.'
'The gel develops into a non-drying oil to protect the skin’s natural moisture levels and hydrate dry areas at the same time. It then changes into a light milk formula for easier rinsing, so skin is left residue-free and totally refreshed. What’s more, it’s enriched with rosehip oil to really lock in moisture and offer a fuss-free approach to truly tailored skincare.'

My thoughts? I like it but I'm not blown away... It does feel nice on the skin but used on a full face of makeup it only removes approximately 75% of the makeup (It tends to struggle with mascara and eyeliner) However used with a muslin cloth (if you have you're own because this isn't designed to be a hot cloth cleanser) you dont experience the panda eye problem so much.

You only need a small amount and the transformation from gel to milky texture is gentle on the skin and good for those with dry and sensitive skin like mine, however it does have a floral scent which can be quite over powering so if you don't like scented skincare products then I'd suggest stearing well clear of this...that being said it's in no way an unpleasant scent.

The best thing about this cleanser is the lovely soft supple feeling of your skin after you've cleansed, it doesn't leave a residue on the skin but it does feel moisturised yet clean at the same time.

This retails in Boots stores for £9 however with the infamous £5 off vouchers lurking around at present you can pick this up for £4 if you're quick.

Does anyone have any skin care recommendations? or anyone tried any of the other new No7 skincare range please let me know...

Thanks for stopping by, Ciao For Now World