It’s a glum Sunday here in England and the perfect day to pamper yourself and relax with a cup of tea and a daytime movie.
These are the products I used this Sunday and below I will give a little review of each one.
1. Leonor Greyl L’Huile de Leonor Greyl Beautifying Oil for Lengths and Ends
I got this 5ml sample as part of Feel Unique’s Pick ‘n’ Mix sample service. I have never heard of this brand before but thought a 5ml sample would be enough to get an impression of the product. Applied to the hair ends when dry, kept on for 10 minuted then washed off.
Claims: to detangle, soften and repair dry ends and protect coloured hair from sun and seawater damage.
Verdict: this product would have probably been better saved for the summer when I go on holiday and swim in the sea or pool but I have had it for a while and wanted to finally give it a try. It had a strange consistency and I didn’t particularly like the smell. Luckily it was easy to wash off but I didn’t notice any difference to my hair really.
2. Sand and Sky purifying pink clay mask
This is an extremely hyped up mask which will set you back nearly £40 for a full size pot! I received this little sample in a recent Birchbox and finally got round to using it today.
Claims: From their own website “Cleansing and detoxifying, Sand and Sky’s Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask refines pores and brightens the complexion. Drawing impurities and pollutants from the pores, leave for 10 minutes to regenerate skin cells, stimulate collagen and leave a healthy, radiant glow.
Verdict: the mask dried really quickly and I couldn’t really move my face while it was on. It was easy to take off but I didn’t see any immediate difference in my skin. I probably have one use left in the sample tube so I’ll give it another go.
3. Pack your bags under eye rescue patches by Tarte
I recently placed my first ever online Tarte order to see what the hype about this high end brand was all about. I was left a little disappointed when my eyeshadow palette came broken and I am still waiting for a replacement. In order to get the free delivery I had to spend over £40 so I added the Wide Awake set to my basket on check out. This set contains a little Lights, camera, lashes mascara, tarte eye cream and these eye patches.
Claims: “Send those bags packing! These powerful patches infused with our Rainforest of the Sea complex soothe and hydrate your delicate undereye area to fight the appearance of puffiness and dark circles to help you fake awake”
Verdict: the eye patches were cooling but also a bit stingy which I found uncomfortable. It would have been nice for them to be more soothing and more cooling.
4. Ultra-purifying nose pore strips with charcoal and volcanic ash by Superdrug
I always have high hopes for nose strips as I suffer from quite bad blackheads which I just wish didn’t exist but alas!
Claims: with natural charcoal and volcanic ash to help absorb excess sebum, this ultra-purifying nose strip gently draws out dirt and grime and helps to remove dead skin cells, leaving behind visibly cleaner pores.
Verdict: I don’t think I wet my nose enough before applying so it didn’t really work 😦
5. Coconut water body lotion spray and bodymist from Lidl
I picked these up for 99p each at Lidl. I was super super excited to see this range, I also picked up a shampoo and conditioner but I am waiting to use up the ones I currently have open before starting on them.
Claims: A light but hydrating body lotion spray with a unique application designed to help reach all areas of the body. Infused with coconut water, this easily absorbed moisturiser will help nourish and care for your skin, helping to leave it soft, smooth with refreshing smell of coconut.
Verdict: I absolutely love both of these products! I have never had a body lotion spray before but I really like the idea. I also don’t normally use body mists as I don’t really know where they fit in and how they’ll interact with my perfume but I think it’ll be a great addition in the summer or on days when I’m not wearing perfume.
How have you been pampering yourselves this weekend?
Until next time,