Monday, 22 April 2013

The beauty game changers...

These game changers are a few products I have gathered over the past months, and have changed my routine, and my opinions on all other products (that is until I find some new beauty loves...)

Hydraluron- £24.99  
I bet you're all sick of hearing of this aren't you? I sure am, so I'll keep it short and sweet. Its a under-moisturiser serum which basically pushes your moisturiser to work harder, and fully hydrate your skin. I didn't think I particularly needed it in any months but winter, but I have been still using it for extra hydration, and it keeps my skin looking healthy and refreshed. One of my favourite serums, and a definite repurchase.

Despite the daunting price tag, I think this is the only skincare product I have purchased and loved immediately. It has a list as long as my legs (I know that isn't the saying, but I have VERY long legs, so this is much more over-exaggerated) of ingredients, and uses, it will treat pores, uneven skin tone, ingrown hairs etc. I think the thing that makes this so special is the fact that you can see the dirt it is extracting out your face, and for myself, being able to see the results of the product I am using just proves how amazing it is. My main use for this is to deep clean my nose area every week before applying a brightening mask like REN's Glycolic Radiance mask. I apply it with a cheap foundation brush over my nose and remove with a Liz Earle sponge, which I have found to be the best technique to use with this mask. 

I have tried dozens of hand creams, and too many of them don't sink in quick enough, or actually hydrate your hands, meaning as soon as you go to do something, you leave a greasy mess on everything you touch. This L'Occitane one, however couldn't be further from this, it soaks in immediately and leaves your hands feeling silky soft, and hydrated for days. Although the scent is a little bizarre, and reminds me of baby nappy wipes, this product is incredible, and much like the GlamGlow is 110% worth the steep price tag. I don't think I'll ever find another hand cream I enjoy using as much as this...

The Baby Lips I personally have is the USA version, as I have heard some of the ones from other countries aren't as good, and upon hearing rumours that BL is coming to the UK, we should all keep our fingers crossed we get the same formula at the USA ones! Anyway, I have quite big lips, so keeping them in good condition is very important to me, but I struggle to find a lip balm I actually like as I'm pretty fussy when it comes to my lips! I hate balms that smell too strong, ones that take too long to soak in, heavy/cakey textures, and the ones you can actually taste if you go to have a drink. (EWW!) So after hearing things about these I thought I'd give it ago, and I haven't been disappointed, it does everything I want it to do, has a slight scent of cherries, which is very pleasant, and also a pink tint which makes my lips look very healthy and full. I'm almost to the end of the tube, which is a first for me, and I have already purchased the other scents and I'm waiting patiently for them to arrive.

I personally do not understand what it is that makes Tweezerman's tweezers so special, but they really are incredible. They pull out hairs without ease, and make plucking a much simpler task. According to the book that comes with them, if you send these to Tweezerman, they will resharpen the little metal parts for free as long as it is wear from regular usage, which is quite impressive, meaning they will last you a lifetime! I have personally never done this, as I don't pluck my eyebrows a lot and have only had mine for about a year and a half. I advise anyone looking for a good pair of tweezers to give these a try, you won't be disappointed.

I'd never heard of these until I went for a stroll around my local Boots (never a good idea) and I saw these, and thought they seemed pretty interesting, so I picked up a box, you have nothing to lost for £1.40, do you? The thing that makes these different to regular cotton buds, is the two different ends (a pointed end, and a flat, round shape end) that make clearing any small make up mistakes a dream, as you get much more precision than with a normal cotton bud. These may seem like a little bit of not needed silliness, but I promise, anyone who wears, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick, or mascara will find these a Godsend.

What do you all think? Do you have any products which have changed you're beauty routines? I'd love to hear from you, so I can try out some more.



  1. I have two versions of the baby lips, one is just a normal balm and the other one is a colour one, and I LOVE THEM! I take them to school, work, social gatherings! My lips don't get dry and don't leave me with a funny taste! I think the Australian baby lips is different to yours, but they should to be as good :) liked your review on them :)
    candice xx

    1. Thanks Candice! I love them too. I'm waiting for new ones actually. S excited to try different versions! Xx


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