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      24.02.2014 22:58
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      a great moisturiser

      I have been using this moisturiser along side the serum within the same range and also the BB cream for over a year now and it is definitely my favourite moisturiser I have ever used. I was first introduced to this moisturiser by a close girl friend who has amazing skin, I now often get complemented on my skin and how healthy it looks and have recommended this to lots of friends as well.

      Application
      This moisturiser is very easily applied and has a lovely texture that is easily spread all over my skin, this means that I don't have to use a lot during each application.

      What I Thought
      I really love this moisturiser, it gives my skin a fantastic dewy glow and leaves it feeling amazing. This moisturiser is the perfect base for foundation because it gives my skin a lovely even finish. I can definitely see why they named this Luminize as it really wakens up my face and makes it look so healthy.

      My skin also feels super hydrated and soft when I use this, especially when I pair it with the serum from the same range.

      I really love the scent of this moisturiser, it has a very clean scent to it that isn't too overpowering which is great because overly scented moisturisers can cause me to get headaches. This is also very gentle on my sensitive skin and I have never had any problems while using it.

      Price and Availability
      You can buy this moisturiser in most chemists and supermarkets for in around the £15 mark. I usually can pick mine up in Superdrug on offer for £10, which is a great deal in my opinion. A tub usually lasts me around 4 months, which is quite good value as I use this daily.

      Overall
      I think that this is a fantastic moisturiser and I would definitely recommend it. It leaves my skin feeling soft and is super hydrating. I really like the dewy glow that this gives my skin. Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

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      24.02.2014 22:29
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      a super duper serum

      I have been a fan of the L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize range for a very long time and have been using the serum for over a year as part of my daily skin routine. I first decided to buy it on recommendation from a friend who has amazing skin and love using it myself.

      Application
      I put this serum on underneath my moisturiser. It has a really nice texture to it and is easy to spread out evenly and apply. I find that it absorbs into my skin quite quickly and a little goes a long way. I usually use one pump per application.

      What I Thought
      I really love this serum, makes my skin feel amazing and is a great base along side my moisturiser for foundation or my BB cream. It gives my face such a lovely even skin tone and I usually don't need much coverage when I am using this for sustained periods of time.

      I definitely notice a difference in my skin when I stop using this serum, it doesn't feel as healthy or look as hydrated. My skin feels so soft when I use this serum and it has a lovely glow to it.

      Sometimes serums and other creams can break me out in blemishes or rashes, but this serum does not irritate mine in any way which is a massive plus for me. I love that I can use a brand that isn't completely catered to sensitive skin (which can be boring) and still have no adverse reactions.

      Price and Availability
      You can buy this in most chemists and supermarkets for around £20 per bottle. I think that this is a very reasonable price because a bottle usually lasts me around 6 months and it leaves my skin looking so healthy it is worth the money. I sometimes see this on offer in Superdrug for around £15, so it is worth while looking for it there if you are looking for a bargain.

      Overall
      I think that this is a fantastic serum and I will definitely continue to use it in the future. Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars and I recommend it to anyone who wants to give their skin a healthy glow and a bit of added hydration.

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      24.02.2014 21:27
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      a great bb

      I have been using the Loreal Youth Code Luminize Moisturiser for just over a year, because I am so in love with this product I decided to try the BB Cream around 6 months ago. I also picked it because I wanted to give my skin a boost in moisture but still have some kind of coverage.

      Application
      This BB is really easy to apply, I found that it was easy to blend and a little really goes a long way. I picked the fair shade because I am quite pale and it matched up to my skin tone well.

      What I Thought
      I love this BB and use it almost exclusively in the spring and summer months. It gives my skin a lovely dewy glow and makes it look and feel really healthy.

      One thing I love about this BB is that it doesn't make my skin feel sticky, it has a lovely texture and it doesn't feel like I am wearing a full face of make up.

      There is quite a good coverage with this BB and it masks any blemishes or red spots that I have and also it is quite long wearing, usually when I am wearing this it lasts from morning until night when I am taking it off and looks great.

      My skin feels really hydrated and looks really smooth when I have been using this cream, and also I really like that it is protected by SPF 15.

      Price and Availability
      I bought my BB in Superdrug for around £12 from memory, I think that this was a really good price because a little tub lasts ages. I have since seen this for around £8 in Semi Chem if you are searching for a bargain.

      Overall
      I really like this BB cream, I think that it is great to use as a foundation or cover up, especially in the summer months because of the lovely dewy look that it creates. My skin feels great when I have been using this and overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

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      23.02.2014 22:15
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      one of the better face wipes

      I wouldn't really be the biggest fan of facial wipes, as I find that they don't give my face the best clean and are full of chemicals compared to soap and water, so usually I try to avoid them. However, when I am in a hurry they can be a bit of a life saver and they are also handy to travel with instead of carting a lot of heavy cleansers and cleaners with me.

      Using the Wipes
      These wipes are quite easy to use, you just take one and swipe it across your skin to get rid of any make up, dirt or impurities.

      What I Thought
      These wipes do not have a very perfumed scent to them, in fact they are free from perfume and other harsh chemicals. I have very sensitive skin and usually get very irritated eyes when I use facial wipes, however these ones do not cause me any problems and also don't dry out my skin.

      As far as cleaning my skin, these are really efficient, I don't have to wipe vigorously to remove my make up. They are really quick and easy to use and can remove even my waterproof mascara.

      My skin usually feels quite nice after using these and I haven't had any problems with blemishes or rashes after using them.

      Price and Availability
      You can buy these wipes in most supermarkets and chemists, I usually get mine from Tesco or Boots for around £3.25, this gives you 25 wipes or just shy of a months usage. A packet lasts me ages because I only use them on occasion, and they never dry out because the packaging is quite good and they are easy to seal.

      Overall
      I wouldn't say that I am converted to using wipes exclusively, however when I am travelling or in a hurry, these are my go to product. They are quite pure, compared to other ones I have tried, cause me no irritation and also they have vitamin B5 for soft and healthy looking skin. Overall I would give these wipes 4 out of 5 stars.

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      18.02.2014 01:17
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      cheap and cheerful

      Removing your eye make up properly is an extremely important (and annoying) part of my daily routine. I tend to find it quite hard to find a good eye make up remover as most of the ones I come across are too oily, greasy, irritating or expensive.

      I seen this eye make up remover in Boots a while ago while I was looking for new facial wash, and figured I might as well try it. (Impulse buys are a common thing with me).

      How To Use
      Simply take your cotton bud and apply a little of this gel onto it, then gently swipe it over your eyes to remove the make up. It isn't difficult to use and it also gets to work very quickly, which I find useful as I am not losing all my eye lashes scrubbing at my mascara to come off.

      Results
      There are a number of different things I love about this eye make up remover. The first is that it actually works, I use quite heavy eye make up quite regularly and never have a problem with removing it with this.

      Also this gel doesn't have an irritating effect on my eyes, this is great because eye make up remover products tend to make me have stingy, puffy eyes, but luckily I have had no problems with this one.

      I like this this is a gel, it is easily applied onto the cotton buds and also isn't as messy or greasy as the liquid eye make up removers that I have used in the past.

      Finally the cucumber scent, isn't too overwhelming, it doesn't feel to unnatural for me to be smearing this over my eyes, which is great as other similar products can be too scented.

      Would I Repurchase?
      I would indeed, and have done in the past. This fits in perfectly with my daily beauty routine and I will continue using it in the future.

      Price and Availability
      You can pick this up in Boots for around £2-£3 from memory, sometimes Boots put it on 3 for 2 offer along with the rest of the Cucumber Boots range. It isn't overly expensive, but I usually wait until it goes on offer and stock up!

      Overall
      I think that this is a great eye make up remover and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something that is not to harsh or expensive and does the job well. Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

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      12.08.2013 21:45
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      a great lip butter

      I have heard loads of great things about these lip butters and recently, I decided to pick up a few. I bought the Tutti Fruity shade which is a lovely orange, summery colour and I also got the Cherry Tart shade which is a more deeper red colour. They both are really nice and I am so glad that I decided to buy them.

      Application
      This lipstick is really easy to apply, they glide onto my lips quite easily and are shaped nicely to fit the curves in my lips.

      What I Thought
      I love these lipsticks. I own the Tutti Fruiti shade and also the Cherry Tart shade. They both are really pigmented and lovely colours. I find that these are a really easy lipstick to apply and they do not show any little imperfections that I have on my lips (like dry skin).

      Also the texture of these lipsticks is lovely, they feel quite creamy and silky on my lips and you can really feel the lip butter in them. They are not as drying as other lipsticks I have used recently. In fact they are so moisturising is that I don't need to wear lip balm before applying this and my lips are still in great shape.

      I have found that these lipsticks last ages between applying, they do not fade or rub off easily. Usually I get around 4-5 hours out of each application, unless I am eating a lot or drinking, then I need to re apply more frequently.

      Price and Availability
      You can buy this lip butter at any Revlon stand in chemists or supermarkets. I bought mine in Superdrug for around £8. I think that this was quite a fair price for this lipstick because it is really good quality and looks amazing on my lips.

      Overall
      I really liked this lippy, it gives lovely coverage on my lips and is super pigmented, also it is reasonably priced and the colours are amazing! Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

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      08.08.2013 16:37
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      easy tanning for my legs

      I try not to go too heavy on the tanning products as I am really pale and it always looks really fake when I put a lot of tan on. However I do like to put a light tan on when I am going somewhere special, because I don't really use tan that much, I don't like having to fuss over it when I am applying. The easier the better, I have found that this tan is really easy to get a nice glow on my legs and am really happy with it!

      Application
      This tan comes out as a spray, to get a nice even tan, I spray it onto my legs and make sure that I don't miss any spots. It is really important to keep the spray moving to ensure a nice even tan. You can see this tan as it goes on, so it is really easy to cover every last bit, also I only skim my knees so I don't get build up on them.

      What I Thought
      I really liked this tan, it has a really healthy looking glow to it, is a tiny bit shimmery and also looks quite natural, which is good for me because of my pale skin tone. My legs always look lovely when I use this.
      This tan doesn't really last that long, its kind of apply on, wash off, usually after my first or second shower it is completely gone, I actually like this as it means that I am back to my own colour after my night out.
      I don't mind the smell that comes from this spray, it isn't really over powering or sickening like some other fake tans I have used in the past which is a big plus for this spray.
      I would definitely recommend this tan and will be buying it in the future, the spraying is so quick and easy.

      Price and Availability
      I picked my bottle up in my local chemist for around £3, I think that this was a great deal as I have seen it as expensive as £5, however if I had to pay £5 for it, I think it would be worth it as a bottle lasts ages and it is such a handy product.

      Overall
      I really liked this tan, it is quick, easy and there isn't much mess or hassle with it. Also it looks lovely on my legs and is easily washed off in the shower. Overall I would give this tan 5 out of 5 stars.

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      06.08.2013 15:30
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      a good lip treatment

      I really try hard to keep my lips in good shape. A while ago I came across Vaseline SPF 15 petroleum jelly and thought I should give it a try as it sounded like a really good idea, and Vaseline is a well known, great product for healing sore lips.

      Application
      One problem I do have with Vaseline tins is how messy they are when it comes to application, especially if the Vaseline has melted a bit or is a bit gloopy.
      This product comes in a tin, and to apply you simply take a little bit on my finger and then smear it on my lips. I would prefer if this was a roll up tube kind of product, but Vaseline is such a well known brand and the results are so good that a little mess is almost worth it.

      What I Thought
      I quite like how this product feels on my lips, it isn't overly scented or coloured, in fact there isn't really anything about this product that screams 'LUXURY', yet it still seems to please because it does its job so well. I also don't feel as though I want to eat this and am not constantly licking my lips when it has been applied, so maybe a basic product like this, gets time to do its job on my lips compared to other lip balms that are off in seconds.

      My lips are definitely softer when I have been using this, and the fact that it has SPF 15 in it means I am protected from the sun which in turn helps my lips from becoming chapped and sore.

      I do think that the formula used in this is a little greasy which can lead to over shininess if I apply too much, however if I am stingy with it, and only use a little at a time, it does feel rather nice on my lips and also gives off a nice glossy look.

      One thing I will say is that if I have very chapped or damaged lips, this is a really good product to use, my lips heal and are hydrated much more quickly when I am using this than any other product, which is why, despite all my knit picking, it gets to hang around in my make up bag!

      Price and Availability
      I got this quite a while ago, in Superdrug from memory. I think it cost in around the £2 mark, which is quite good as it has lasted me ages and is one of the best treatments for my lips when they are feeling sore.

      Overall
      This isn't the smelliest, or most luxurious or in general nicest feeling product on the market, but it does do its job. I like that it has SPF 15 in it as it gives me protection from every day sun rays and makes it great to take on holidays. Just be careful it doesn't melt or it will be really messy. Overall I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars.

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      05.08.2013 21:57
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      a great after sun

      The one thing that you never think about when you go out in Northern Ireland is sun burn, however apparently I sun burn quite easily. A few days ago, I decided to catch a few rays between thunderstorms, not thinking about sun cream, and ended up quite burnt on my arms and head.
      Unfortunately there wasn't much I could do for my head, but my arms were killing me when it came to bedtime and I decided to go to the cupboards and find my after sun from last years holidays.

      Application
      To apply this after sun, you simply smear it over the affected areas. It isn't that sticky or messy when applying and it sinks in and is absorbed quite quickly.

      What I Thought
      This is really easy to apply, it has quite a nice texture to it and feels amazing when it has been applied onto burnt, itchy skin. I really felt loads of relief when I applied this at night time and in the morning, my skin did seem to feel a little better.
      I found that this after sun is a really good moisturiser, my skin didn't peel when I used this, and I had taken quite a burning. Also my skin wasn't as angry and inflamed the day after using this and it was much easier to fall asleep at night after a bit this was applied.
      This after sun apparently protects you from bugs, which I think that is be really handy, especially when you are away, last year I brought mine to Florida and didn't have any problems with bugs.
      This after sun didn't have a really offensive scent to it, which is probably one of the best things about it. I hate trying to sleep with really perfumed products on and this one isn't strong or of putting.

      Price and Availability
      You can buy this after sun in Boots for around £6 from memory. I think that this is quite a good price as a bottle lasts ages and it is so soothing on my skin. I would definitely buy it again when my bottle is finished.

      Overall
      I think that this is a great after sun, it gets the job done, feels lovely and soothing, doesn't smell bad and is reasonably priced. Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

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      05.08.2013 14:52
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      a great fake tan

      I think that fake tan has just became part of the ritual of getting ready for going out at the weekend. I have tried and tested quite a few different fake tans looking for that sunkissed, natural colour that is easy to apply and cheap to buy. The best one I have tried for value and end results so far is the St Moriz mouse fake tan.

      Colours Available
      There are light, medium and dark colours available in this tan, I always use the light version because I don't like being too dark and my skin is so pale, even the medium shade looks really fake and unnatural on me. The light shade, for my skin tone though looks really nice.

      Application
      This fake tan comes out as a mousse, it is coloured, so you can see what you are applying and that makes it WAY easier to apply it easily. Once I have mine all applied and have got someone to check my back for streaks, I then allow it to develop for around 8 hours, and then shower it off. It usually ends up that I apply it on a Friday night, go to sleep and wash it off Saturday morning and then I am ready, hassle free for the weekend.

      What I Thought
      I really liked this tan, it looks really natural on my skin, it gives it a lovely glow and the coverage is really nice. I find that once I have let the tan develop (about 8 hours) and then shower it off, it then doesn't streak easily and also doesn't have that awful fake tan scent to it when it has been showered over.
      This tan usually lasts me about 2-3 showers, so I need to apply it twice a week for continuous coverage, however I usually don't bother tanning everyday and just like to keep it for the weekends.

      Price and Availability
      I bought my tan in Semi Chem for around £3, it was on sale though and is usually priced around £6. I think that this is a great price as a bottle lasts me for ages and it does look really nice and natural on.

      Overall
      I think that this is a great fake tan, it is cheap, a lovely colour, and although it has that 'fake tan' scent to it, I find it doesn't last that long and after the 1st shower it is gone! Overall I would give this tan 4 out of 5 stars.

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      02.08.2013 13:32
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      a great sun spray

      We were very lucky in Northern Ireland, and all over the UK, to get some smashing weather over the summer holidays. I was even luckier as I had planned my holidays at exactly the same time the heatwave hit us.
      This year instead of taking holidays abroad, me and my fiance took a trip down to Dublin and did a few touristy things around there like visiting the zoo and the Guiness Factory, it was a brilliant few days, especially with the fantastic weather.
      With any good weather, or sun exposure, it is very important to stay protected, I am the kind of person who was never lucky enough to tan, I just burn, peel and then go back to sheet white again, so I always keep a really high factor of sunscreen on just in case. I decided to pick up the Nivea Spray lotion in factor 20 for my holidays and to get me through the good weather without taking a terrible burning.

      Application
      The application of this sun screen is really handy, it is a spray bottle, so you can either spray it onto your hands and rub it into the desired areas, or spray it directly onto the desired areas and then give it a quick rub to ensure it is evened out and the area is protected.
      I really like the spray bottle idea for sun screen as I find that when there is a bottle of it with no spray pump, I always take far too big of a blob out at a time and waste loads, the spray pump helped me to ration the amount I was taking out at a time and I didn't waste hardly any product.

      What I Thought
      I really liked this sun screen, it was easy to apply and provided me with enough protection. I wasn't outside in any water, so I can't really comment on whether it is waterproof, but for my every day walking about in the Zoo and Dublin city and even at home, I was protected well and didn't burn, despite being out in the sun for a long time.
      I liked that this sun screen didn't take too long to absorb into my skin, it didn't really feel greasy or make my skin look shiny, which is a great plus for me as usually sun screens make me look really shiny which is annoying when they are applied on my face. My skin did feel quite soft after a few days of using this however, which is a big plus in my opinion.
      I really like the smell of sun screen, this one had the same scent to it as any other one I have used in the past, which was ok by me, but may have annoyed people who don't really like it.

      Price and Availability
      I bought this sun screen in Boots for around £6 on sale from memory, it is worth £6 in my opinion, but I don't think I would fork out the usual price of £12 for it as I feel you could find sun creams for cheaper that are just as good. However if it goes on sale again next year, I will probably re purchase.

      Overall
      I think that this is a great sun spray. I really like that it is a spray and found it much easier to use. I was protected from the sun perfectly with this and on sale it didn't cost too much. Overall I would give this sun spray 4 out of 5 stars.

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        a great hair dryer

        I am constantly washing my hair, and in Northern Ireland, it is not warm enough to allow it to dry naturally (it would take ages and I have no patience), so it is important to keep a hair dryer handy. I have been using this TRESemme hair dryer for just over a year and I love it.

        The Hair Dryer
        I really like this hair dryer, it is lightweight and very comfortable to hold and manage. I have quite a lot of hair at the moment, as I have been growing it, but I have found that this hair dryer has enough power in it to blast my hair dry quite quickly. I use heat damage protection spray (the Toni and Guy one at the moment) and haven't had any problems with heat damage on my hair.
        You can adjust the speed and temperature that comes from this hair dryer, there are 3 speeds and a cold button, for when you are looking cooler air to flow.
        This hair dryer came with two different attachments, a small narrow one for blow drying and a diffuser that helps great waves and volume. Mine also came with 2 TRESemme styling clips to help me part and section my hair when I am blow drying it.
        I think that this is a very good quality hair dryer, it looks the part and is quite sleek looking and black in colour which looks quite stylish in my bedroom. It is mid-sized, easily stored and reminds me of the hair dryers that are used in the salon (probably due to being part of the TRESemme brand.

        Price and Availability
        I bought this hair dryer last year for around £25. So far I have had no problems with it and it has been really reliable. I think that this is a great price for such a powerful hair dryer, and if mind were to break, I would definitely re purchase it again.

        Overall
        I think that this is a great hair dryer, it is quick, comes with all the attachments that I need for home styling, looks the part and won't break the bank. I would definitely recommend that you keep an eye out for it if you are in need of a new hair dryer. Overall I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars.

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          28.07.2013 23:02
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          a great nose strip

          Almost everybody gets blackheads on their nose, a few months ago I was in Boots and came across their Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range for fighting break outs and keeping skin clean and clear. I decided to pick up these nose pore strips because they were much cheaper than any other strips that I have seen in the shops and I figured they would be worth a go.

          Application
          These strips take a little bit of time to apply and use, so I recommend that when you are using them, you take a little time to yourself so then you have the time to complete the process properly and don't rush it.

          To apply these you firstly have to wash your hands and your nose. Then you need to dry your hands and take the clear backing off the strip and apply the smooth side to your nose nice and evenly. Then you need to smooth it over and press it down to make sure it sticks down properly, wait about 15 minutes (though I found 20 minutes gives better results) and then when the strip is good and stiff, peel it off and rinse your nose with warm water.

          What I Thought
          I think that these strips were a really good buy, they worked just as well as other nose strips I have used in the past, which were much more expensive.
          I found that the first one I used lifted quite a lot of dirt from my nose and was actually quite disgusted that so much dirt was able to be extracted from my nose. I would say my nose look much cleaner and fresher after using these strips.
          I use mine about once a month and found that it has kept my nose pores much cleaner than before and I do not break out as easily as before.
          Sometimes these strips irritate my nose a little and there is a bit of redness after using them, however if I use them at night time, it has usually calmed by morning, and the cleaning effects that they have is worth a little temporary redness in my opinion.

          Price and Availability
          You can buy these nose pore strips in Boots for £4.50 for a pack of 6. I think that this is a great price because these strips are much more cheaper, and work just as well as the more expensive alternatives in my opinion. Sometimes Boots put this on a 3 for 2 offer with their other Witch Hazel and Tea Tree products, so it is good to keep an eye out for it.

          Overall
          I think that these are great nose pore strips. My nose looks much cleaner and fresher since I started using them and there is noticeably less dirt in the pores in my nose, also they are cheap and relatively easy to apply. Overall I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.

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          27.07.2013 02:23
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          a great blemish stick

          A few months ago, I broke out in some really red, sore blemishes that I just couldn't get rid of. I decided to try this tea tree and witch hazel blemish stick after coming across it randomly in Boots. It was really cheap and looked easy to use to I decided to pick it up and give it a go.

          Application
          This blemish stick is really easy to use. It comes in a little tube similar to lip balm only a little bigger, so to apply you simply open it up, roll it up and smear it over the affected area. I don't like to use too much at a time, usually a little dab is enough, especially because using too much can dry your skin up or make it feel stingy.

          What I Thought
          I really liked this blemish stick, I found that when it was applied, it dried really quickly and didn't feel sticky or thick or my skin.
          My skin cleared up really quickly when I used this, I would say that, when I used it once in the morning, once at night and kept my face clean and make up free, my skin cleared up in under a week. The first signs of the spots losing their redness and dying away started about 2-3 days after starting to use this, which is great for such a cheap little easy to use blemish stick.
          The witch hazel is designed to kill the spots and the tea tree oil is designed to calm the skin in this blemish stick. My skin is really sensitive and there are some spot treatments that I cannot use, however, I found that this was ok to use on my skin and it didn't irritate it or make it feel dry.

          Price and Availability
          You can buy this blemish stick in Boots for £2.60 for a 10g tube. I think that this is a great price because it lasts ages and the results are great. Sometimes Boots put this on a 3 for 2 offer with their other Witch Hazel and Tea Tree products, so it is good to keep an eye out for it.

          Overall
          I think that this is a great blemish stick. It gets to work really fast and my skin looks clearer really quickly when I use it, also it is cheap and really easy to use. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is having bother with stubborn spots or blemishes. Overall I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

          *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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          01.07.2013 23:00
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          a great foundation

          I decided to buy this foundation because I wanted to see what colour of makeup I should be using, Boots No.7 offer a colour match test to anyone who wants to buy a No.7 foundation, so after getting this done, I choose this foundation on recommendation of the sales assistant, who said that this one is good for combination skin that needs medium coverage.

          The Boots Colour Match
          The Boots Colour Match is really easy and takes under 5 minutes. The process simply includes the sales assistant taking a picture of a small portion of your face and then the computer automatically matches your skin to a foundation colour. I found that my skin matched the Cool Ivory foundation shade available and have found it to be a great match for me.

          Application
          I found this foundation really easy to apply, however it doesn't blend that easily with my fingertips so I only use a little bit at a time and like to use my flat foundation brush to give my skin the best coverage and most natural look.

          What I Thought
          I really like this foundation, I was able to get it in a colour that matched my skin almost perfectly and I find that when I have applied it, the coverage is really good. It gets covers up any red blotches on my face and also helps me conceal my dark marks under my eyes.
          This foundation is quite low maintenance because once I have applied it in the morning, it doesn't budge, my make up stays well in place throughout the day and I don't need to re apply it in the evening. This make up is great on a night out, even when I am dancing and having a good night or a few drinks, it doesn't smudge or sweat off too easily.
          This foundation is hypoallergenic and doesn't irritate my skin, I have found that since using it, my skin isn't as prone to break outs or puffiness. It also has SPF 15 in it, this is really good as it helps protect the skin from the sun and daily environment can be harmful.
          I love that this foundation isn't too sticky or oily, my skin looks quite matte, yet natural when I am wearing it.

          Price and Availability
          You can buy this foundation exclusively in Boots for £14. I bought mine in a buy one get one half price deal which made it work out better value for money. I think that £14 is quite a good price for a makeup of this quality, especially because the coverage looks so good and because it contains SPF 15 and is hypoallergenic like many other more expensive, up market foundations.

          Overall
          I think that this is a fantastic foundation, I really like that it was matched to my skin properly and also it has a lovely texture to it and looks great on my skin. Overall I would give this foundation 5 out of 5 stars.

          *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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