“ Brand: Lancome / Type: Face Cream / What it does: Protects „
I'm a broke student but I like to look after my skin as much as I can. It can take ages to find a moisturiser that really suits my skin so when I really like a product I don't mind splurging a bit. I had got a tester of the vinefit moisturiser and it made my skin feel really soft - almost peachy! It also smelt really nice and amazingly lasted for over a week. So I decided to treat myself to a bottle, which cost me about 35 euro (about £24). This is considerably more than I would usually pay, but I did get over 3 months out of it. It is not that big a bottle but a little goes a long way. It comes in a handy pump dispenser which is very easy to work. It means that you don't use too much or waste loads of it just getting it out of the jar! However, inevitably there is a bit left in the pump at the end which you can't get to unless you smash it apart! It is easy to apply and certainly hydrates the skin well. Parts of my skin are very dry, whereas other bits are greasy so it can be hard to find a product to suit me, but this certainly took care of even the driest parts. It didn't irritate my skin at all, unlike many cheaper products I have used. I also found my foundation glided on easily over it. The moisturiser is quite light but it can feel a bit tacky and can make your skin look shiny in places. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't look that way because it is a thick and greasy cream - it feels nice and light on your skin. It also has factor 15 sun protection in it and it has grape propynols in it which are supposed to do all sorts but i didn't notice any big improvement in the condition of my skin! Overall, it did feel nice but when it ran out, I decided it was a bit expensive for what you get and tried another brand instead. When you consider that Lancome are part of the same group as L'oreal and Garnier, there are excellent products available in both
of those ranges for a fraction of the price!
I have unfortunately dry skin and regardless of the claim no moisturiser seemed to quench its thirst. I was forever multi-layering my skin with moisturisers to no avail,it always felt tight and dry. Being a vegetarian for nearly ten years may have been a factor, my diet lacked essential fatty acids. So one day I decided to approach one of those intimidating beauty counters and ask for some advice. Lancome was my first port of call as it had been recommended (to me by my mum)! The very helpful lady asked me a few questions and suggested that I try Vinefit. She said it contained grape polyphenols (I felt a bit sceptical as according to my A-level chemistry I couldn't see how they were going to rescue my skin!). One of the attractive aspects was the factor 15 sunscreen, so I bought it anyway. With the first application my skin felt perfectly moisturised, no need for a second layer. And after six months of use my skin is no longer grey, flakey or tight....RESULT! NB. However, I would only recommend this to those with very dry skin like mine, as I can only imagine on normal to dry skin it my look like you've just dunked your head in butter!
At a recent Lancome ‘Gift Time’ promotion, I was given a 15 ml sample with my purchase. I was delighted that this energising moisturiser had an SPF 15 which meant I didn’t have to layer a sunscreen on top of my moisturiser. It contains grape seed oil and extract and it smells gorgeous – fruity and uplifting. However, my excitement was short-lived. The cream was far too heavy and it didn’t sink into the skin very well making my dry skin actually looking oil-slicked! Not exactly what I want to achieve on a hot summer’s day. I supposed I really thought that from the name and from the advertisement that the cream would be light and fresh. Anyway, I felt better that I had a chance to try out this moisturiser before actually spending money on buying the full-sized jar. This moisturiser is also sold in fluid form which I find less sticky than the cream, but nevertheless still quite heavy. My skin was quite tolerant to this product. Usually, I get redness from using a new moisturiser, but with this I didn't. Then again, I suppose, I didn't use this product long enough (I just can't stand the heaviness of the cream!) to detect any signs of delayed sensitization. So for anyone who doesn’t believe what I just said, why not go to your local Lancome counter and sample before you decide to make a purchase.
I dont know why England continue to keep Mullaly out because i think that he is one of the better bowlers England have and one big advantage is that he is left handed so it would give a different angle to the England bowling attack. The one thing that surprised me in the latest test match was the brought in the left handed Sidebottom instead of Mullaly in to the squad. He would be good backup for the main to bowlers gough and Caddick and would be a good variation because it would make life harder for the batsman. He is not the best batter in the world but when called upon he can put together a quick handy score. He fielding over the past few years has improved dramatically which has boosted he chance of getting back in to the England side. So if the selectors know whats good for them they have to put him in the Ashes squad.
Alan Mullally is a mystery to me and can be very inconsistent. One match he can bowl quite supremely, bowling economically and getting wickets then the next he is terrible. He did have a run in the England Tem but now it seems he has been put on the backburner and if injuries strike then he will have a chance I’m sure, this time he’ll have to take it. He has two prized assets of use to the England team, one that he’s tall and powerful and can bowl at a fair pace but probably the biggest asset is that he’s a left armed bowler. This mean he can get different angles of attack at right hand batsmen and angle it in to the left handers, and if he gets the right length is very hard to score of. However as I said he is somewhat like Devon Malcom and can sometime become a bit way ward, this is a shame because he’s got a bit of talent although hi batting is pretty abysmal he could really add something to the England team, if only he would get another chance.
After injury prevented him from playing a role in South Africa, Mullally was overlooked for the beginning of this summer's test series. However, after his performances in the NatWest Series, he has comprehensively staked his claim for a test recall. Although bowling with no great pace, he bowls a consistent and dangerous line across the right hander, getting them to swing back in. His batting is, well?interesting, but his fielding has improved dramatically and he has proved himself as a dependable member of the team. Although there are many younger, faster bowlers who deserve a chance, Mullally is in form, and may get the chance to backup Gough, Caddick and Cork at Old Trafford.
I think that it is about time Allan Mulally started getting in to the England team because he is such a gifted bowler and sometimes he can be quite nifty with the bat because lately they have been picking bowlers that nobody of heard of like Chris Schofield who in my opinion really is not very good.So i think it is about time that Allan Mulally starts to get first team places and bowl with other great bowlers like Gough and Caddick.Soit is time to bring back Mulally
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