Sunday, 4 March 2012

February Favourites

Bioderma Crealine H2O Cleansing Solution
This makeup remover is something that I've been after for absolutely ages. My beloved Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur finally ran out so I decided to give the Bioderma one a go. This cleanser tends to be highly regarded within the beauty community as it is the makeup remover of choice for many professional makeup artists. Sadly its almost impossible to find it in the UK so I had to purchase my bottle from ebay. Its such a simple cleanser to use as you just put some on a cotton pad & wipe your face. Theres no rinsing off involved. It is really gentle and feels as though you're just wiping your face with water. It cleanses brilliantly and removes even waterproof mascara with the utmost of ease. It leaves my face feeling really fresh and cool which is lovely after a long day. I prefer micellar formulas as they actually cleanse your face of makeup rather than spreading it around first. La Roche Posay also do one of these cleansers but the Bioderma one works out as the most amount product for your money even though you do have to order it online.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector
Lisa Eldridge is solely responsible for my purchase of this product. I own a stupid amount of highlighters that I've bought in my never ending quest for perfect glowing skin. But this is one highlighting product that has always intrigued me. When Lisa uses this in her videos it imparts the loveliest sheen to her face that looks really natural yet obvious enough to be noticed. I was so excited to see this in the shade Pearl on BuyaPowa because it meant I could get it for £30 including delivery. Thats not actually a very big discount but BuyaPowa is such an enabler! Think I might have to ban myself from that site. Anyway I've tried using this mixed into my foundation and just blended on top of my cheekbones. Either way it makes my skin look pretty fab! I can't recommend this enough if you want glowing skin as it really is a brilliant highlighter.

Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Lush Lips
I also got this product from BuyaPowa which brought the price down to £10.50. I own a ton of lip balms but I'm always up for trying something new. As I really love coconut oil products this seemed like it would be a good thing to purchase. At first I wasn't sure if it was doing anything even though it made my lips feel really soft as soon as I applied it. Within a few days I found that at the times when I hadn't applied it my lips still felt a lot softer than they did previously. The balm doesn't feel heavy or greasy at all and I love the subtle taste & smell of coconut this has. Even though there are plenty of other lip balms out there, this is the one I just keep on reaching for.

By Terry Blush Terrybly
This is quite possibly the loveliest blusher that I own. I thought that nothing would ever topple my love for NARS Deep Throat but this really is the most perfect pink blusher ever. It adds a wonderful healthy glow to my cheeks that looks really natural. This shade is called Cheek To Cheek Rose and is quite pale and sheer. It will probably work best on people with very fair skin colours but By Terry do six other shades as well. Apparently this blusher has the ability to help slow down the ageing process by renewing the skin and features something called freshtone technology which detoxifies the skin as well as plumping it up by stimulating collagen. The powder itself feels silky smooth and blends beautifully into my cheeks. I love the packaging of it too as the silver compact feels very sturdy & high quality. I received this as a Christmas present but I just checked the price on Space.NK and it actually costs £53?! I don't think thats something I would ever pay for a blusher myself but it is something that I properly love and have been using every day this month. If you're feeling flush or have a birthday coming up then this is a beautiful product to get.

Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel
Philosophy is a brand that I've been really loving lately. I'm obsessed with their Purity cleanser, Cinnamon Buns shower gel, The Present primer & now I'm obsessed with this too. I always thought that these acidic peel type products were only really meant for older people with tons of wrinkles. However this one works absolute wonders on my skin. I didn't think it was possible for my skin to feel any smoother or look any better than it does after using my Clarisonic Mia with Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish but I was very wrong. This kit comes in two parts. First of all you take some of the Vitamin C crystals and massage them over your face for one minute. Then you massage some of the activating gel, which contains lactic & salicylic acid, on top of the crystals. This creates a warming & foaming effect to show that the crystals have been activated. After two minutes you wash this off and you're left with super soft, glowing skin. I think this is something I'm gonna review in more detail because it really is one of the best skincare products I've tried.


  1. Really want to try the bioderma, heard such great things about it! I'm sure it's better for my skin than makeup wipes too x

  2. £53 for a blush?!? Holy cricket! Love everything in this post though, really want to try the cleanser and the highlighter x x

  3. I NEED to try BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector :) Great picks!

  4. Lucky you receiving that blusher as a present! £53 pfft! It looks lovely though - very luxurious.

  5. Beautiful products :) Like it very much!
    Lovely Greets

  6. Great Post:):) I've never tried any of the products you mentioned, I love the blush, but £53 is a bit pricey, scared to see what it is in euros xxx

  7. That blush looks divine! Shame about it's price though!

  8. I've heard so many things about Bioderma lately! I definitely want to give it a try! As for the Philosophy, I've always been curious! I've love to see a full review :)

  9. I adore the By Terry Blush Terrybly colour and packaging! It looks stunning.


  10. I'm so so desperate to try the Bioderma out! gonna have to check ebay out :) Your blog is so lovely :) xo

  11. I've also been keen to try the Bioderma out, every time I read a mag they mention it being used in shows etc. My mum lives in France so I should really get her to bring me a bottle back! xo

  12. I think i will try to find Bioderma Crealine H2O Cleansing Solution ... may its be fine for my skin

    great post