I got this product in my last British Beauty Blogger beauty box here, I didn’t overly take a huge notice of it and just added it to my skincare stash. I have never used anything from L’Occitane apart from their hand cream. But I recently was stuck for a mini face cleanser to bring with me to the gym and grabbed this from my stash and threw it in the gym bag.
If you read my post about the September Beauty Blog Challenge Wrapup Party here you’ll know I was really lucky to win a set of brushes from Nima Brush. Nima Brush is an Irish company run by the lovely Niamh who gave us a great makeup demo at the SBBC party. Nima Brush also make a wonder cleansing product called the Nima Mitt and Niamh was kind enough to give us all one to try at the party.
I try to be really well behaved when it comes to taking off my makeup so a good cleanser is an absolute must for me. I have three favourites that I use on rotation quite regularly. I have combination skin that is more on the dry side and it’s also a little bit sensitive. I’ve found these picks to be a great choice for me.
I’m not gonna lie but I’m usually quite lucky with my skin. I don’t get spots very often but when my skin has a fit it does it big style! I was sick recently and my skin decided to join the pity party. I started to break out and my chin and nose looked really congested.
I had a rummage through my beauty stash to see if I could find any inspiration and I came across this product. It’s Scrub Your Nose In It by brilliant brand Soap & Glory. It’s quite a cool product as it’s a scrub and mask combo. You can just use it as an exfoliator or leave a thin layer of it on for three minutes as a mask.
Oh no no no, La Roche Posay, just no! I’ll start this review post with a disclaimer… I LOVE La Roche Posay, I am a big big fan of theirs. I have been rotating a Hydraphase moisturiser and a Rosaliac moisturiser for about six years and love them both.
I’ve been trying to calm my skin down recently after hearing I was developing Rosacea (experience the panic here). I spotted this Rosaliac Micellar Make Up Removal Gel and thought the Rosaliac moisturiser really helps my skin so this might do the trick as well. I was also intrigued by the word Micellar because of all the talk of Micellar waters. So I forked out €16 for it.
Oh I just love using Elemis stuff, it always feels and smells amazing and my latest find is no exception.
In the January sales I snapped up the Elemis Majestic Beauty set just because it was an absolute bargain at €55. It included a host of products such as the Papaya Enzyme Peel which I’ve reviewed here and a full size Melting Cleansing Gel. It also came in a great purple toiletry bag which I’m using to store all my face products I don’t use regularly.
I’ve been feeling far too spendy the last few weeks. Some of my friends are claiming I’ve only started this blog as an excuse to buy myself more stuff, how dare they! Seriously though I probably do need to reign it in a little. But before I do I thought I’d give you a quick peek of my recent haul.
For the first part of my haul I hit up a sale on the Illamasqua website. They were celebrating reaching a milestone on twitter by having a flash sale with 50% off everything, very exciting. I’d been meaning to try Illamasqua for so long, so this was the perfect opportunity. They’re so daring with their makeup and some of the photos they share on their Facebook page are just stunning. So inspirational for me as I tend to play it quite safe. Below is what I picked up: