Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It Shouldn't Work but Guess What it Does!

It Shouldn't Work but Guess What it Does!

Today I thought I'd share a few products that I was sceptical about in the past, y'know the type of items that you look at and think "yeah right" and they then make you out to be a liar and turn out to be some of the best things you've bought? Yeah well here is my line up...

It Shouldn't Work but Guess What it Does!

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr.Rescue - Forget the original Maybelline Baby Lips they do nothing for me at all but the medicated version happen to be worth every penny. The texture is softer and generally more hydrating not to mention they do happen to be medicated so they soothe and heal cracked lips. I can not believe that they have not made it to the UK yet!

Tarte CC Coloured Clay Primer - An odd concept all together, essentially this product not only helps to blur fine lines, enlarged pores but also colour corrects the skin thanks to a blend of pigments. The idea is that you apply this all over the face (or only where is needed the call is yours), blend and then apply foundation on top for a smooth, flaw free and colour corrected base that will grip on to any product applied on top and do you know what it does deliver. You can also use it alone as it does somewhat cover blemishes too. My only gripe is that it doesn't really offer oil control and as an oily skinned gal that is a necessity not a want but otherwise a clever innovation!

It Shouldn't Work but Guess What it Does!

Redken Extreme Anti-Snap - I have long, long hair (it is almost waist length) which I do loathe combing and brushing. I have this slight fear that if I brush with too much gusto that I will end up with bald patches or cause my hair to snap. Obviously being a little more gentle is key but a product I swear by is Redken Extreme Anti-Snap, it targets weak and damaged areas of the hair so that they are strengthened inwardly and protects against heat damage too. You apply this to damp hair before drying (be it with heat or left to its own devices), I do find that the slippery texture of this product makes combing a little easier. The only downside is that it can leave the hair feeling a little weighed down so I do tend to reserve this for a once a week treatment.

Avon Planet Spa Sleep Serenity Pillow Mist - If you struggle to sleep or perhaps unwind at night then I can not recommend trying out this pillow mist enough. I have used it for years and it truly is the only thing that can help me to fall asleep. It is a mix of lavender and camomile but it oddly smells more like aftershave rather than a floral concoction. I mist my bedding, brush my teeth, pop in to bed and hello Sandman. For less than £5 you really have nothing to loose but it is the only pillow mist I recommend!

No7 Luxurious Foaming Shower Oil - Shower oil in general has been a slow burner for me, I simply couldn't wrap my head around cleansing with oil for the longest time. Anyway I am a huge fan of L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil but living in a small town does mean that I can't just pop out and replenish when needed. The first time I tried No7 Luxurious Foaming Shower Oil I wasn't all that convinced, the scent takes some getting used to but what I will say is that I rather like that it not only produces a light lather when cleansing but it is one of the more nourishing shower oils I have tried. It deeply conditions meaning I can (and do) skip a layer of body butter on the cold mornings.

Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover - I'm of the persuasion that if an eye make-up remover is not a waterproof based formula then it won't work. Silly I know but the idea of tugging and pulling away at my eye area to remove mascara and eyeshadow makes me cringe! Enter Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover, it is non-greasy yet doesn't dry the skin out, great for sensitive eyes and removes all eye make-up with one quick swipe. I don't really recommend it for waterproof mascara but for everything else it is great. I am now on my third bottle so it must be doing something right! Oh and it is suitable for contact lens wearers.

Do you have anything to add to the list?

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  1. This Redken Extreme Anti-Snap sounds soso good I must try it!

    Charlotte //

  2. I've heard great things about the Redken anti snap! Need to try it as I have long hair that gets damaged easily!
    Also I love Avon and NEED to try the sleep spray as I often have difficulties getting to sleep. xx
    alicekatex ♥

  3. I was apprehensive about the Embryolisse Lait Creme as I have oily to acne prone skin, but funnily enough I used it once on a crusty spot and realised it helped healing it!

    1. I pressed publish before finishing! So I had a flare of spots the other day, and even though the Embryolisse has a creamy texture and you'd think it is more suitable for sensitive, dry skin, it helped stop the breakouts. :)

  4. I really enjoyed reading this; I relaly likethe concept of the post! It's nice to see recommendations coming from places you wouldn't expect!

    Karina xx

  5. I used to use the Redken Anti-Snap when I had really long, bleach damaged hair and it worked so well! I completely forgot about the product but am tempted to go back to it x

  6. After reading this I want to try out the maybelline babylips and the tarte primer. Great post.
    Xoxo Nathalie

  7. I've tried the Tarte CC Primer - I like how it evens my skin tone but, like you said, it really isn't great for oil control. I found my skin got way too oily when I had this under my foundation.

  8. Definitely need to try that Redken Anti Snap. My hair is in terrible condition are dying and always has split ends x

  9. Seems like a solid routine! I just bought the John Frieda frizz ease oil and it's pretty amazing! <3
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