Saturday, 2 November 2013

October Favourites

HealGel Eye
It's so easy to forget about using an eye cream because sometimes you can't ever be sure that it's having a positive effect. I think that this is the only eye product that has actually made a lasting visible difference to my under eye area. It's a hydrating gel featuring arnica & hyaluronic acid. It feels very refreshing & manages to effectively reduce puffiness as well as discolouration. It also provides a smooth canvas for my concealer by firming up that whole area. It's great for both day & night so you're definitely getting your money's worth. I'm actually remembering to use an eye product every day without fail now because this really works! Full review here.

Estelle & Thild Lily Detox Mask
I don't really have large pores but I still can't get enough of this face mask! The product is a thick yellow cream that never sets on the face. It uses lactic acid & natural bentonite clay to remove every trace of gunk from your skin. It gets to work in just 5 minutes & it has such a noticeable effect on pores & blemishes. It reduces inflammtion & gives the skin a matte airbrushed appearance. It makes my skin feel so lovely & soft too. Anyone with oily or blemish-prone skin should give this a go. It is fantastic! Estelle & Thild are definitely a skincare brand to keep your eye on. Full review here.

Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15
I recently finished off my tub of Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturiser. As much as I loved that moisturiser, I felt like trying something new. I use lots of acids on my face so SPF is now an everyday must-have. I decided to go for this Clarins offering and I have to say I really love this moisturiser! The HydraQuench range is ideal for anyone with dehydrated skin. The products feature an exclusive hyaluronic acid complex that replenishes the skin's moisture levels & reduces future moisture loss. There's a different version for every skin type & this one is for people with normal to combination skin. It's a thin white lotion that absorbs very quickly and leaves my face feeling perfectly balanced. It also uses katafray bark, pomegranate extract & alpine willow herb to limit dehydration, tighten pores and regulate shine & sebum production. My makeup sits so nicely on top of this & I no longer need to use Hydraluron because this already contains hyaluronic acid. I've never found a better day moisturiser for combination skin & I thoroughly recommend trying this product.

Vosene Shampoo
I needed a strong clarifying shampoo to help fade my blue hair disaster and this has been working really well for me. It has a slightly odd menthol scent which isn't entirely pleasant but you can't smell it on your hair at all. It uses salicylic acid to cleanse the scalp & hair so it's working to strip the dye as well as excess oils. Therefore you do need a good conditioner afterwards or you'll end up with a dry wreck on your head. I'd recommend this to fade your hair colour rather than a bleach bath though, it's far less damaging.

Organic Surge 2-Minute Moisture Mask
To counteract the effects of the Vosene shampoo I've been relying on this Organic Surge hair mask. This lovely thick mask uses coconut oil & plant extracts to restore the condition of your hair & give it an intense hit of hydration. I love how soft, shiny & silky it makes my hair. Plus it gets to work incredibly quickly. It's about 1000x better than Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, that stuff never did anything for my hair even when it wasn't bleached! My hair loves this mask so it's currently on 'forever repurchase' status. Full review here.

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  1. I've heard some really good things on Organic Surge products, but I haven't tried anything from them! The mask sounds great :)xo

  2. Vosene is my go to shampoo for hair disasters! xx

  3. I,m going to have to buy the deep conditioner it sounds so amazebombs. ps.I liked the blue hair colour on you (and nor I am not just saying that) x

  4. HealGel is just fantastic isn't it, I am really loving it x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  5. I have never heard oof any of these products before, I think my inner goddess may be trying some out


  6. The detox mask sounds so lovely, definitely off to have a look at that brand now! xo

  7. I've heard amazing things about the Organic Surge mask, I might have to try it! x

  8. I have heard so many good things about the Clarins HydraQuench Lotion, I really want to try it.

  9. I think this is a great post and I enjoyed reading it. I also love your unusual, creative blog name. It caught my eye :)

  10. I'm going to look into the Clarins range, my skin is so dehydrated now.

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  11. I've never tried most of these but they look really iteresting, especially the face and hair masks! Thanks very much, great post x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  12. I picked up some of the same Vosene last week after deciding my hair could do with a good clarifying shampoo, and it seems to have done the trick. It had started getting dirty within a day or so of washing, and usually I only wash it twice a week so I knew I had to do something! The smell isn't so bad I don't think, the bonus of course is that after you've rinsed your hair off you can't smell it at all xx

  13. Lovely favourites as always! HealGel Eye is such an amazing product!

    Jennie xo |