29 August 2014

La Roche Posay Serozinc

La Roche Posay Serozinc

I'm a huge fan of thermal water sprays but La Roche Posay's Serozinc is in a league of its' own. It's actually a 'do it all' toner that soothes the skin. It's designed to calm skin that has been irritated by razor burn, nappy rash and blemishes- so very multipurpose and versatile! I have sprayed this on my legs after shaving with a not-so-sharp razor and Serozinc kept the redness at bay but I mostly use it on my face when my skin is playing up. It is surprisingly hydrating and doesn't sting because it contains zero alcohol. 

I paid around €8 for the canister and I don't think it's currently one of La Roche Posay lines that is stocked in Boots. The packaging doesn't do much for me but the product itself is really fantastic and makes a refreshing change from my previous go-to toner on bad skin days- The Clinique Anti-blemish Clarifying Lotion. 

What are your thoughts on Serozinc?
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27 August 2014

Mini Mascaras

Clinique High Impact Mascara, Make up for ever smoky extravagant, Benefit Bad gal Lash, Benefit They're real

I adore minis, mascaras especially because it's very difficult to try before you buy when you don't fancy puttying somebody else's potentially-conjuctivitis germs all over your eyes. They are usually a fraction of the price of full size mascaras or come in gift sets. I like to layer up mascaras and when travelling my make up bag can get a bit out of hand which is why minis are so ideal. 


The Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant has really made me want the full size mascara, the brush is insanely good and it's really easy to apply in the lash corners and lasts all day & night.

The Clinique High Impact Mascara was a magazine freebie and has actually really impressed me, I haven't gotten along brilliantly with Clinique mascara before and this is beginning to reverse the my opinion a bit.

I love Benefit Mascara and the handy little Bad Gal Lash and They're Real are travel make up staples. 

Clinique High Impact Mascara, Make up for ever smoky extravagant, Benefit Bad gal Lash, Benefit They're real
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25 August 2014

Huge French Pharmacy Haul Part 2

La Roche Posay Thermal Water Spray

Ducray Extra-Gentle Shampoo, La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

Klorane Make up Remover wipes

Erborian BB creme light

La Roche Posay is really widely available now, but a little cheaper here so I wanted to buy Cicaplast Baume B5 over here after reading about it on a UK beauty blog. It's a soothing, repairing balm which will definitely come in handy. The Thermal Water Spray is a product I've been using for ages, and its a lifesaver during the summer months so I bought the largest bottle to take back with me. 

Ducray Extra-Gentle shampoo is raved about online and I haven't tried anything else from their hair care range so I thought I would give this a try. I only bought a tine 75ml bottle which was nearly €5, which is annoying because i have since seen a multipack of the large bottles for only €10. 

I am not a fan of face wipes at all but sometimes laziness wins out and it's always good to have some stashed away somewhere for impromptu overnight travelling or a very late night after cocktails. Klorane is very gentle in general so I don't wince at the thought of putting these on my skin, the Make  Up Remover Biodegradable Wipes smell pretty standard and are made with soothing cornflower floral water and have been formulated especially for those with very sensitive skin which makes me think they can't be much harsher than my usual Bioderma micellar water+cotton pad routine. 

Finally, after seeing this in Sephora and lingering every time I went it, I cracked and bought the Erborian BB Crème light after seeing it in a pharmacy for marginally cheaper than in Sephora. I still haven't worked my way through the Korean BB creams I bought earlier this year so this is going into a drawer for a while. 
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