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I always used to turn to Boots No 7 when I want a pick me up or a treat, but after getting a bumper gift set last Christmas of their everyday face and body lotions and potions, I have found it hard to use anything else. I now only use their cleanser, toner and moisturiser along with eye cream and face wipes as they all compliment eachover so well and my skin has never been better. I also really like the make up range. It is always at the forefront of beauty trends and carries a wide range of products and colours. I particularly like the huge amount of offers they have on - three for two, free gift sets, free products. I can never resist buying something from the No 7 range when I know that there is an offer on. Christmas presents are a must too as they never disappoint, both for giving and receiving!
I am a big fan of Boots no 7 products as my bathroom cupboard can testify! When I was in my local Boots recently I spotted a product I hadnt tried before. The product was Boots no7 sun kissed bronzing pearls. I was attracted by the glass jar full of little brown pearls. On closer inspection I could see the pearls were all various shades of brown. Boots also had an offer of buy 2 products and get 1 free so I couldnt resist! What are bronzing pearls? ********************** Basically bronzing pearls are lots of little balls of compressed power. They work in the same way as a blusher but give a much more natural look. When applied to your cheeks or chin area they give a suntanned, healthy appearance to your skin. Boots no 7 Bronzing pearls come in a glass jar with a gold lid. The jar is small enough to fit into your make up bag. Inside there is a white sponge and underneath are the pearls. To apply Boots recommend you first cleanse and exfoliate. I really dont have the time every morning to exfoliate so just cleanse, slap on some moisturiser and then apply the bronzing pearls after I have put on some foundation. Unlike powder blusher the bronzing pearls are easy to apply and far less messy. With blusher I usually end up with power on my clothes and all over the hand basin. I have tried cream blusher but have never found one that really suits my pale skin colour. To apply the bronzing pearls I simply remove the sponge that is always well coated with powder from the pearls and sweep over my cheekbones. Bronzing pearls dont come in different shades as most blushers do and should suit all skin shades. I have a sensitive skin and can use them with no problems. I am really pleased with Boots bronzing pearls and think they give a very natural suntanned appearance to my skin. A friend recently told me she thought I looked really healthy and asked if I had been away to somewhere sunny. I apply bronzing pearls in the morning and dont have to reapply unless I am going out in the evening. Boots no 7 sun kissed bronzing pearls come in a 20g jar and cost £9. I have had my jar for about 6 months now and there is still plenty left so they do last for a long time. As you will have guessed I would highly recommend you give this product a try!
Have to say thanks to my mum for recommending this cream to me, I have used other No7 creams and other makes but havent got the effect I wanted, so I tried No7 Daily V Protective Moisture Cream. As I tend to suffer a little with dry skin on my face, and havent found a good moisture cream that has cleared up the dry skin up, until now. **HISTORY** Boots Group PLC, their products are sold in 130 counties worldwide, and employ around 75,000 staff. As well as selling other brands they manufacture and sell there own brand labels. Boots No7 range started in 1935, with cream foundation, complexion milk and face powder being their top sellers, which was sold in 50 stores. In 1937 they decided to extend their range including lip sticks and eye shadows being in a cream form. From them on their range got bigger there is now over 80 No7 products, and having over 150 different shades in colour. **PACKAGING** The cream comes in a smallish tub which is made of a clear plastic, on the front it tells you what type of cream and for the type of skin along with the size. On the back it tells you what this cream does for you. The lid is also made of plastic in a white colour with a gold small rectangle shaped with No7 written in white. **PRODUCT** The product is No7 Daily V Protective Moisture Cream, with vitamins E and F. This cream also has a sun protection factor of 15 SPF15. This cream is for dry to extra dry skin, in the colour of a light Pink, which is soft and creamy and a little think that absorbs very well best part is its not greasy at all. This cream is designed to help your skin to combat dryness and moisture loss. This also leaves your skin, soft, supple, and nourished. The SPF15 helps protect against premature UV skin ageing. Active ingredients are Elderflower which is intended to soften and soothe, along with vitamin E and F to condition and care for your dry skin. Vitamin E is a well-known anti-oxidant to help condition and protect the skin. This cream is also Hypo-allergenic and fragrance free which means its suitable for persons with sensitive skin such as myself. **SIZE / PRICE** For a 100ml tub the price is £8.50 which works out at 85p per 10ml. With this brand they do have a regular offer in which you can pick them up on 3 for 2 offers. At present I am only aware of this size being a 100ml tub. **OVERALL** I did tend to suffer with dry skin, I have been using this cream now for a few months and am happy to say, I shall be continuing buying this make and type. It has improved my skin, in which it has left my skin softer and smoother and more moist, no more dry skin. I use this every morning seven days a week and you only need to use a small amount. For the first time I have found a facial cream that doesnt dry out the skin or leave your skin greasy. Its worked for me. I found the change in just one tub, I have been back to purchase a second and will be buying a third tub. I found the cream it self easy to apply and quick to absorb. I tend to leave for about a minute before applying any type of make-up to allow you skin to soak in the cream. I really am pleased with this cream. The reason why I went for this cream in the first place was that I was recommended this cream by my mum. So this cream costs £8.50 yes its not cheap but it does work, so to me it is money well spent. They do also do the No7 cream range to suite other skin types, which do also come in different colour creams. I do recommend this product as it did work for me. Boots Group PLC 1 Thane Road Nottingham NG2 3AA Customer Service Number 0845 070 80 90 www.boots.com Thank you for reading ©xJordonx-2005
While in Boots yesterday as soon as I walked into the store I was hit with the words 500 points. Now when I see an offer this good I have to go and look closer. What the offer is at the moments is that if you spend over £15 in the No.7 range you will receive 500 points. I had a look and saw all of the products but honestly I didn't really want to spend £15 on products I wasn't going to ue so I decided on the Precision Eye Pencil. The reason why I picked this up is because I have a purple eyeshadow which I love but no eyeliner to match it and so this was ideal also because I have never seen a purple eyeliner before. I own a black, silver, blue and gold eyeliner but not purple and this was a very nice colour. The shade I picked is called 06 Aubergine. The pencils also come in gold, bronze, brown, brown/black and black. When looking at the packaging it is very nice, simple but classy. It is a plain black pencil measuring at 13cm without the lid on. The lid is gold and the paint matches this on the pencil. The gold No.7 logo is on the side as are the details that it is fragrance free, hypo-allergenic. At the end of this pencil is a band of purple to show the colour you are buying this makes it easier in the shop when buying so that you know if you have the right colour or not. As soon as I bought this I was desperate to try it on and see if it was really good. I took off the lid and the pencil was just at the right point. I applied it and at first no colour but you have to keep going over the line for a while until you really notice the darker line. It is not obviously purple but it does look like a dark colour. To really get the colour to show you have to apply for a while but eventually you can see the aubergine colour. One thing that is annoying is that the colour is not as strong as some eyeliners I have used. The eye liner did stay on all day though surprisingly. It does need to be reapplied if you are wanting the colour to stay on strong. By the end of the day the colour had started to fade away but this was after many hours. It does give a dark line under your eye to make it stand out. The price I paid for this eye pencil was £6 it is obvious you are paying more for the name than for the product. I liked the eye pencil but felt the colour was not as strong as it could have been even after drawing it on for ages. The pencil can be bought online at www.wellbeing.com where the No.7 offer is still going on to get 500 points. I don't know if I maybe just didn't have a good colour result with the aubergine. The black colour will probably stay on strong but I didn't buy that.
I’m an observer of people, no more so than my own family members and our interwoven genetics. You know the kinda things? Mother’s eyes, father’s nose, aunties feet and one genetic inheritance I’ve been fully aware of since I was a teenager is my ‘Russian Grandmother’s Potato Picker’s Hips’ Russian peasant women were born strong. They needed to be, working hard in a cold, hostile climate to pick the potatoes to provide for the soups and the much needed vodka and my Russian Grandmother was no exception. So I’ve spent many years wishing I hadn’t inherited her broad shoulders, strong build and most of all the wide, child bearing ‘Russian Grandmother’s Potato Picker’s Hips’ henceforth written as ‘RGPPH’ However, after all those years of negative thoughts and wishing I was small boned and had petite English hips like my mother’s, an inherited genetic bonus is showing itself to be an advantage. My grandmother had a beautiful, delicate and pale skin with an even, fair complexion and I have inherited a degree of this from her. The consequences for me as I get older are beneficial. After all, wearing the right clothes can always help to conceal an RGPPH, but your face? Short of wearing a paper bag over your head, there’s no escape. If anybody even suggests going under the knife I shall faint. Although my complexion remains clear I felt that my eyes looked tired. Not exactly dark circles under them, but in need of brightening up a little. I had read with interest of a beauty enhancing product with the word ‘Éclat’ in the name. ‘Éclat’ meaning ‘Radiance’ but the price of this top of the range item from a well known beauty house was beyond my preferred price range for any beauty product. Boots No 7 ‘Éclat Instantane Correcteur’ or translated, ‘Instant Radiance Concealer’ leapt out at me from the No 7 make-up display in my local Boots store. Mainly because it had the word ‘Eclat’ in the description written on the slim and elegant black and gold box. The limited information claimed the product would reduce dark circles and under eye shadows as well as puffiness because it would brighten my complexion thus giving me a healthy glow. The Boots No 7 Instant Radiance Concealer cost a no-frills £10.00, around one third of the price of the more expensive ‘Eclat’ product. So would my cheaper product do the same job as the highly recommended and allegedly superior and clearly more expensive beauty enhancing product? I parted with my ten pounds and proceeded to find out. The under eye skin area is very sensitive and my prior experience of normal concealers, not necessarily designed with this delicate area in mind, has been that they’ve been too heavy and after application can actually emphasise any flaws. Ordinary concealers have proved too thick in consistency, meaning the product has to be dragged along this fine skinned area, perhaps doing damage and looking caked on. Not so with the ingenious technology used here. The slim black applicator has a soft brush at one end. Pumping several times with a series of clicks on the other end releases a measured amount of the lightly textured cosmetic onto the brush. Gently apply under the eye area, then up and over into the inner corner, pat with the fingertips (don’t drag) and the creamy fluid blends instantly. Oh Goodness! It looks very white and very obvious. But wait! This is an ‘Intelligent’ make-up, so within seconds it automatically takes on the shade of your complexion and totally blends in. Do you think that’s intelligent? I do! The result and effects on my complexion were immediately noticeable. My eyes looked brighter, probably due to the light reflecting qualities, and I looked healthy and natural. Now then. Under or over? There are divided opinions as to whether these intelligent concealers should be applied under or over a base foundation. I’m in the latter camp here and always apply on top of my chosen base. However, in the summer months when perhaps just a lipstick and mascara is all that’s needed as foundation can feel too much, then Boots No 7 Instant Radiance Concealer really becomes a star product. A simple application on a clean moisturised skin, just under eye, corners of the mouth and maybe the chin and to include any blemishes on the face it comes into its own. This minimalist application of ‘Eclat’ on my skin made my face look bright and even toned. Apart from the no-frills price of £10.00 the No 7 concealer is offered in light/medium/dark so that’s simple enough to choose the right shade. I avoid any skin make-up product that comes with a shade chart that would do Dulux proud. I’m not a wall-I’m a face. For the sensitive skinned the product is fragrance free and hypoallergenic. So although there’s little I can do, apart from liposuction, about my RGPPH and my unwanted genetic inheritance, I can at least thank her for my much appreciated complexion genes plus the added help from this excellent product manufactured by Boots No 7- ‘Instant Radiance Concealer’ Well done Boots for offering this very effective cosmetic at this very affordable price. I feel radiant once more.
About six monts ago, for the privilege of spending 15 quid in Boots I received a five pound voucher to spend on facial skincare. Among the brands you could use it on was No 7. Feeling like trying something a bit different for free, or at least for a fiver less I had a nose through the No 7 counter. After a good look around I came accross the Daily V Energising Vitamin Serum. It's claim that it could add vitality to my tired skin, leaving it revitalised and refreshed lured me in. What I was actually thinking was that it would be great to use after getting out of the bath in the evening, as I would always have a day cream (but it's night time) or Night cream (but it's a bit heavy for early evening) crisis. The thought of being able to energise my skin with vitamins once out of the bath was enough to facilitate a purchase - this costing me only 7.50 less my fiver voucher for 30ml. It comes in a very nice looking plastic tube which is kind of opaque so you can see how much is left. I can hear now the cry that 30ml is a weany amount of face cream, however, this is a light serum which only requires a small amount to effectivley cover your whole face and neck. (my first tube lasted about 2 1/2 months) So, anyway, I get it home and give it a go. It comes in a 30ml tube making it easy to apply - no faffing about with jars and lids. It is a little overpackaged as the tube comes in a box - which isn't really necessary. I digress again, I try it and it's fab, it feels very slightly oily at first, but sinks into your skin in about a minute leaving it feeling revitalised and refreshed as promised. It also doesn't really smell of much. Like the ronseal varnish it does what it says on the tin!!! I have bought it again, and again, and wouldn't now use anything else!! They usually have a tester on the No 7 counter, give it a whirl!
Can I stick to just one Night Cream or Cleanser, can I heck! Everytime I go shopping, I just have to pop into Boots the Chemist to see what's on offer or new in. For the past few years I've been treating myself to the Boots No 7 range. When I say treating, that means spending over a fiver on a moisturiser. Now don't get me wrong, I still buy the odd 99p cleanser and moisturiser, but every now and again, I think stuff it, I'll spend a bit more. What started me off was their 3 for the price of two offer. You could choose any items , then just pay for two of them. The latest item I have purchased is Performance Night cream with Vitamin A, this is a pink cream and comes in a nice little jar, (100ml). It is for Normal/Dry skin and is Hypo-Allergenic and Fragrance -Free. It does cost around £6.50 but is worth every penny. After cleansing and toning, I just apply a small amount to my face, mostly focusing around my dry areas, and then get in bed whilst it works overnight. The pink cream is typical of any nightcream, it is quite thick in it's consistency, doesn't particularly have a smell to it, and goes into the skin straightaway. It hydrates and conditions my skin overnight, then in the morning I feel as though it has done a good job. I do get sensitive skin with plenty of dry patches, but using this product has really helped to combat my problem areas. Well put it this way,this is the only performance I get at night!! Well my hubbie does work a lot of nights.
I love the No 7 range make-up, but find their other cosmetics very hit and miss. This particular moisturiser however is a big HIT with me! At £6.40 a pot (150ml I think!) it is good value as it lasts a very long time (6 months so far!!!) because you do not need to use much. Also I bought it in one of the frequent 3 for 2 deals so was even more pleased! The moisturiser itself is oil free so great for greasy skin like mine! It is light and easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable. It has virtually no scent and is very gentle, so suitable for my sensitive skin too. The idea of it is that it re-balances moisture levels in your skin overnight and my skin always feels good when I wake up in the morning, so it seems to be doing the trick! It's definitely the best product of it's type that I have found, so highly recommend it.
Boots No 7 is an excellent range of quality make up and skin care, at mid range prices. I've tried most of their makeup. They have a good range of colours, it lasts well and looks good, and it is attractively packaged. They are very good at having special offers on as well, the latest being spend £15 and get a free watch. My latest find of theirs has been the precision eye liner. It is a liquid eyeliner, but with a very fine brush, that goes on like a dream! I really like liquid eyeliner, but havent found one for years that I could apply, but I can this! The grey is a lovely colour, defining your eyes very well, but without looking too much. If you've never tried them, go ahead and give them a try!
Full marks to the creator of this range, as the products are just the right price for those who simply cannot afford the ohter brands. The range does the same job as the others, but at a lower price. These products make great gifts because of their ever so stylish look and packaging, anyone would've thought they were worth a million bucks. I am currently using one of their moisturisers which comes in a small yet elegant tub and apply its contents daily. The best bit about that product is that i have had it for a year now, strangely enough. It has simply stayed alive for so long because it is value or money and a little obviously goes a long long way. A definite must have for those who enjoy luxurious products at affordable prices.
A cream-gel formula in a chunky glass jar. A perfect pick-me-up when my skin is feeling drab and grey. It is applied to the skin mixing together the cream and gel. It is left on for 3 mins (obviously!), wiped off with tissues and then rinsed off with warm water. It is perfect to apply prior to a bath as it is very comfortable on the skin. It seems to tighten the skin and make-up goes on beautifully afterwards. I have also used it on my parched hands with good results.
I am in my late forties and have bags under my eyes, i have tried several things, such as concealers to hide them but none seemed to work. Now i have discovered Boots No7 under eye miracle worker, it is a light weight liquid which does a good job of covering my dark bags up. Even if you are not wearing foundation you can still use it, it even promises to tighten and brighten your eyes. At a price of £6.30 it is wort5h it just to hide my bags.