Saturday, 23 May 2015

The stuff that saved my skin


My skin type is dry, like Sahara standard dry and I've always kind of kept on top of it. It still felt dry but it wasn't uncomfortable if you know what I mean.
I also have eczema and the majority of things out there that help eczema like E45 and Aveeno actually irritate me even more. Thankfully my face isn't as sensitive but I'm still careful about what I slap on it.
A month ago it got worse as I ended up with a skin infection (ew,I know) and the lovely doctor said to give this a go.

I will admit I was really scared as I'd never tried this before and if it didn't react well then I was gonna be in a lot of pain very soon. But my skin thankfully loved it. It cleared up all my eczema and has stopped all the itchiness. 
But the main reason I'm blogging about it is because of how good it works on my face.
When my skin was really dry I'd use this morning and night with my serum underneath and my skin just drank it up. Now my face is better I use this every other day and I really don't think my skin has looked or felt better.

I use it in the morning by scooping it into my fingers and then melting it between my fingertips and then working it into my skin really well and then applying the Boots Botanical Beauty balm on top and then foundation. It leaves me with a really dewy finish that I love and means I can use foundation that previously would have gone super cakey and dry on my face.
I also use it to take of my makeup and I have a small tub at work to use to wash my hands as any other soap leaves them dry and cracked and then I use a small bit as hand cream so it's a multi use miracle product for me!
Obviously if you have normal to oily skin this probably would not work as well on your skin but if you have dry to really dry skin I would definitely give it a go.

Ingredients are:Liquid Parrafin Ph. Eur.; Cetomacrogol Emulsifying Wax BP (contains Cetostearyl Alcohol and Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether 22) Yellow Soft Paraffin BP

It hasn't clogged up my skin at all and leaves it feeling super moisturised and hydrated.
A 500 gram tub will set you back around €14.50 in Boots and the small 150 gram tub is around €9 so what I've been doing is scooping out a bit from the big one and storing it in a small pot thats a lot easier to carry around . I take this everywhere with me now, I LOVE it.

(This isn't sponsered, I just really love it)

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks


This is my first foray into Makeup Revelolution and it would be about time too! its a brand that is talked about and shown constanty on any social media and they have built quite a loyal following so I had to see why,
The main reason it took me so long is that I hate ordering things online- I like instant gratification when I spend my money, so when I seen that they were in Superdrug in The Square I made my way.

I picked up three lipsticks from the range, breaking the bank at €1.09 or €1.29 each, I cant remember exactly.

L-R:Depraved, Crime and Dare

Two of the shades I picked up are "Scandalous" shades, the purple and pink ones. I agree with Depraved being a bit out of your comfort zone but the pink (Crime) is actually one of the prettiest pinks I own. 
Depraved does take two to three layers for full opacity and it does tend to highlight any dry bits on your lips but for less than €1.50 its a lot better than I thought it would be.

Crime is a gorgeous pink shade but its not as bright or as pigmented as I was hoping for by the look of the tube.
I'll probably get a bit more wear out of this way but I like my pinks shocking.

Dare is a tomato red shade that goes on drier than the other two, it can have a tendancy to tug slightly and the finish is not fully matte but almost. The other two are very creamy and need re-touching every hour if you're eating or drinking. I got two and a half hours wear out of dare but that was with no eating or drinking.

Packaging is what you'd expect for the price. It reminds me a lot of the MUA lipsticks packaging so functional but nothing special.
With these lipsticks you are getting what you pay for, the colour range has a lot more different choices than the majority of drugstore brands and they're fun to try out without having to spend a lot
on it but for more everyday colours I would recommend Essences black tubed lipsticks for the staying power they offer.
I'm planning on going  back to nab some of their eyeshadow palettes and highlighters as they swatched really nicely so keep an eye out for those reviews on the blog soon.
Thanks for reading!