So it’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and to finish things off properly here’s the update on the products that I used up this month.
I loved the OUAI range from Jen Atkin – see my review here. The Treatment Masque comes in sachets to provide a mask formulated to repair damage in minutes. It contains artichoke leaf extract to protect the hair from future damage too. It cost £25 for 8 sachets here.
I’d wanted to try the L’Occitane Divine Cream for so long and this little set of trial sizes gave me the perfect opportunity. With such a tiny pot (it’s the little yellow one at the bottom corner of the picture) I wasn’t able to truly test out all of the L’Occitane promises but I did find that it was a rich and comforting cream that I would like to use more of. It promises to:
- Maintain skin’s youthful potential
- Intensely nourishes
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Give a feeling of firmer and more elastic skin
- Reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, to reveal a sublimated skin.
It’s available priced £74.00 for 50ml here.
This Benefit Roller Lash Mascara is spot on! I really can’t decide which is my favourite mascara but it’s either this or Benefit They’re Real. You can read a little more about it and my conversion to benefit here. They describe it as a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls and holds for 12 hours. It contains provitamin B5 and serin, ingredients for lash-conditioning. It costs £19.50 here.
I only recently discovered Alpha H (read more about that here). I tried a travel size of the Vitamin B serum but it’s available in a supersize of 50ml currently on QVC here for £43.50. The topical application of vitamins with this serum provides outstanding cell protecting properties. It also regenerates the skin’s ability to produce new collagen and hyaluronic acid from within. Ingredients include vitamin B3, copper peptides, chia seeds and ferulic acid. It delivers instant weightless hydration and my skin loved it.
Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue is a Body Shop best seller that I’d never tried. When I got my hands on some Body Shop products earlier in the year (read more here) I finally gave it a try and I’ve found that it’s really refreshing and moisturising with a lasting effect on dryness. It costs £9 here.
If you’re a regular reader of my empties posts you might be a little tired of hearing about this Effaclar BB Blur – well I can’t help it – this is singularly the best product that I’ve tried since I’ve been blogging. I keep trying other foundations/bases but always go back to this one. I’ve just bought a MAC foundation which is great but I’m not convinced that I won’t be going back to this one very soon. If you want to find out what all the fuss is about I’ve reviewed it here and it costs £16.50 here.
I got this Dermalogica Skin Perfecting Primer as part of a set but it’s available on its own. It’s a definite for repurchase for me. I was originally cynical but the look and feel of this on the skin is amazing. It’s also got SPF 30 and it’s £38.80 here.
So that’s it for 2016. I’m looking forward to 2017 and bringing you lots more product reviews, news and chatter. Happy New Year!