Thursday, 17 November 2016

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Day Cream

I have already tried and reviewed the Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Night Cream which I really like and you can read the review here if you want to see my full thoughts about it. So because I really like the night cream when I saw the day cream in the shops I know I had to get it.

The packaging follows the same style as the night cream with the tube coming in a shimmery box and the tube being a lovely light blue colour. Now normal Garnier face creams come in a tub but this cream comes in a tube which looks nice but it makes it hard to tell how much is left if your thinking about getting a new one but over all I do like the packaging.

The other thing I really like about this cream is the scent, its sweet and well Im not that good at describing a smell but its really nice and thats where my love ends.

I really like Garnier skin care products and I really like the night cream of this so I had really high hopes for the day cream, I really did think I was going to like it but sadly not. 

First of all every time I use this my eyes water so badly I look like Im crying and it made them hurt too, at first I thought maybe its cause Im trying it in the summer time and because I get hay fever its making my eyes more sensitive so since the weather has got colder and we are now it to the winter I thought I would try it again but the same thing happened.

The second thing that I dont like about this cream is that its really heavy. I have dry skin and when my skin is really sad looking I sometimes use a night cream as a day cream and I never find them to heavy yet they make my skin look to much more happy and healthy but this day cream its so heavy and again I thought maybe its because its the summer but even in the winter it feels like this.

I just dont enjoy using this cream and I also think the night cream is highly moisturising and yet it does not make my eyes water and it does not feel heavy and I think it makes a better day cream than this day cream.

Im sorry Garnier for saying how bad this cream is if you read this review but Im not going to lie.

If you have any questions about this day cream or even the night cream please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Thanks for checking out the review.

Till next time take care x 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Glossybox UK November 2016

This months Glossybox came in the normal pink box with lots of lovely things well 6 lovely things with 4 of them are full size and 2 of them are sample size. The idea behind this months Glossybox which is the same as this months Birchbox is the party season, I can see way they have both picked this as their box idea this month since its November and the fact they have both got the same idea this month is fine because they are both very different boxes.

Ruby Professional - Large Tapered Blending Brush: This brush retails for €8 and its really soft. Im really happy about getting this brush, I think I will get a lot of use out of it. The bristles are cruelty-free which is also an added plus.

111Skin - Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask: This is full size which is 1 face mask so thats 1 use and the price for this is £20. Im so happy to get this and I cant wait to try it, I would not pay £20 for just 1 face mask but if its good you never know I might change my mind. This mask has 3 key ingredients, Arbutin which is meant to brighten the skin then next is called Silk Amino Acids and this is meant to condition the skin and the last of the 3 key ingredients is called Centella Asiatica which is meant to stimulate collagen production. 

Wilkinson Sward - Quattro for Women Raspberry Rain Disposable Razors: This is a 3 pack of razors which costs £5.69, they have 4 blades and a raspberry scented handle, I have not opened them yet so I cant comment about what I think of the raspberry scented handle on a razor apart from who thought about making a raspberry scented handle for a razor I cant be the only one thinking thats an odd idea. Never the less putting the raspberry scented handle to the side I am happy to get this, it will be nice to try.

This Works - Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: I already use this pillow spray and have the full size which retails at £16 but I was sent a sample size in my Glossybox, I not disappointed by this because I can use it if I going away anywhere over night. This pillow spray is so good, anytime Im finding it hard to get to sleep I use this and it smells really nice too. You just spray some on to your pillow and then fall in to a relaxing deep sleep.

De Bruyere Beaute - Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bubble 07: The second last item I was sent this month from Glossybox was a full size jumbo eye pencil, this eye pencil costs €15 and is a khaki-gray colour with glitter in it. The pencil has a really nice sweet scent to it and I think it will look really nice on.

Raffaello: The last item I received was a yummy little treat, this is suitable for vegetarians but it contains nuts and milk. I have never seen this before so I have no idea what its going to taste like but its a nice little extra.

I think this months Glossybox is fab and Im really happy with everything that I was sent and Im looking forward to trying everything.

What did you think of this months box? Love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for joining me for this review of the November Glossybox.

Till next time take care x 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Birchbox UK November 2016

Birchbox has teamed up with Tatler magazine to bring you this months box which is all about the party season and Birchbox has stayed with the drawer idea which I really like and I hope they keep on doing this, the design on the box this month is a peacock print which I also really like. In this box I received 5 sample size products and no full size products, I also received the wee book that always comes with the box with all the product information and there was also a second book in this months box with information about what you can buy from Birchbox for Christmas.

When I first picked the box up when it was delivered I thought it felt very light like there was not much in it but I thought just cause its light dues not mean it will be bad there might be some really fab things in the box.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Lip Tar Primer: This is a lipstick primer and the full size costs £15 its 100% vegan and cruelty free. This primer is meant to help your lipstick last longer and this has Vitamin E, hemp oil and peppermint oil in it. Although this is a small sample size since its for your lips I dont think its a bad size. I might use this now and then but I cant see myself using it everyday, it will be nice to give it a try but I dont think it would buy the full size.

Bbrowbar - Brow Pencil in Cinnamon Spice: The full size for this brow pencil is £13. It seems very dry like it will be hard to use but the colour is a really good match for me so I will definitely be giving it a try.

Nuxe - Creme Prodigieuse: This is an anti-fatigue moisturising cream which is meant to boost your skins antioxidant level and restore the skins hydration, the full size retails for £21 and Im really looking forward to trying this. It also smells so good.

Beauty Protector - Protect & Blonde Toning Shampoo: Beauty Protector is a Birchbox exclusive brand and this shampoo will cost £18 from the Birchbox shop. Beauty Protector products all have the same smell which is really lovely. Im happy I got sent this since its handy to have.

Marcelle - BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator: I wont be using this and I dont like it. Im pale and this is to dark for me. It has glitter in it and I do think it will give you a nice glow, this is oil free, perfume free and hypoallergenic. If you did fancy buying this as a full size it will cost £25.50.

This months box was ok but it could have been better, Im really looking forward to trying the Nuxe face cream because I love a good face cream and Im happy Birchbox sent me the right colour of eye brow pencil for one since they like to send me ones that are to dark but Im not happy about being sent another BB cream.

Did you get this months Birchbox? Let me know in the comments below about what you thought of it. 

Thanks for checking out this post.

Till next time take care x 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Beauty Essence

Hey guys! As you have guessed by the name of this post Im reviewing Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Beauty Essence. Now to let you know I not a big fan when it comes to using a serum before my face cream because even though I have dry skin I hate the feeling of skincare products feeling heavy on my skin so Im looking for something that is light and moisturising and when I use a serum it sometimes feels heavy or sometimes I just dont think its doing anything to my skin and my cream works fine with out it. However when I was in Boots the lady at the Lancome counter talked me in to getting this Beauty Essence which just reminds me of a serum except this serum works. 

Im not going to lie when I got home after my little shopping trip I did think why the hell did I buy this, I dont like serums and I have probably just wasted my money. So you can tell I really did not have high hopes for this but since I now have it I thought I really should use it and I must now eat my own words. I guess its true you should never judge a book by its cover.

This serum is like a gel which then melts down in to water when you go to use it. It then sinks in to the skin with out leaving your skin feeling greasy or heavy yet the skin feels moisturised, smooth, soft, plump and looks beautifully healthy. This is suitable for sensitive skin and is for normal to combination skin but since I have dry skin and it works for me then I would say its fine for all skin types. 

I think if you have oily skin this would be nice on its own with no other cream since its not greasy yet moisturising and for everyone else I think this makes a really good moisturising serum before your cream.

Have you tried this product? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments. Or have you tried anything else from this Hydra Zen line?

Thanks for checking out my review.

Tell next time take care x  
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