Wednesday, 28 June 2017

[Review] Superdrug Skincare - Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

I am not sure what happened but recently the area around my eyes got really, really dry and my eyelids were swollen. I went to the Doctors for my swollen eyes which thankfully went down but the area around it was still really dry. I have been using Simple's Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm for a long time now and never had a problem with it but I needed something just a bit more moisturising without irritating my skin. I researched online and read that Vitamin E is really good for the skin, it is an antioxidant and nutrient. I decided to give it a go and purchased Superdrug's Vitamin E Oil and Nourishing Eye Cream. 


I had been using the eye cream for about 2 days and instantly saw a change. It moisturised the area around my eyes without making it too oily or irritating it. My eyes have gone back to normal now and they look softer than ever! The consistency is just a tiny bit thicker than the Simple Soothing Eye Balm and the smell is not strong at all.


Experimenting with skincare is never cheap but I have found that it is not always the high-end brands that are best for your skin and when it comes to eye creams, I definitely found that out the hard way. I spent so much money on expensive eye creams which done absolutely nothing for my eyes and in most cases they actually angered my skin so this is why I stuck with Simple. Now, however I am happy to say I have found my new favourite eye cream and it is really cheap at £2.99 from Superdrug, just another bonus.

Rating out of 5:     


Thursday, 25 May 2017

[Review] KIKO Milano Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick 314 Plum & 315 Mauve

I have never tried the brand KIKO Milano before but whenever I went past the Regent Street store in London, it is always busy inside and now they have another store open on Oxford Street which seemed more quiet, so I ventured in. I ended up with 2 lipsticks which I will review in this post, a "Smart Colour Eyeshadow in #18 Metallic Hyacinth" (£2.50) and a "Unmeasurable Length Waterproof Masacara Black" (only £3.90, on offer right now).

I am not really a lipstick person but on a night out my friend lent me her Nars Audacious Lipstick in 'Fanny', which is a pinky-purple shade and I loved the colour! But I wanted a matte version and so I found KIKO Milano's Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in #314 Plum (on the left in the picture below). I also wanted a more subtle colour for everyday wear which I chose #315 Mauve. These lipsticks are £6.90 on the website but I could have sworn I paid £9 instore, I have not got the receipt anymore to double check but just as a heads up!


These lipsticks are so creamy and pigmented which makes it easy to build up the colour if you want a more vibrant look. I also thought the packaging is pretty with the metallic rose gold bottom and black top and cover.


As someone who is not use to lipsticks I was afraid that the Plum colour might be too bright for me, I did try a tiny bit instore on my lips but for hygiene reasons I did not go full-out so I was pleasantly surprised when I finally tried it at home. The colour is not too full-on but you can still see the purple tint. The Mauve colour is quite similar to my natural lip colour, so it enhances and mattifies the colour of my lips for me which is what I was looking for in an everyday lipstick. After about 3 hours I felt like I had to re-apply.

                        


All in all I am happy with my first purchase from KIKO Milano and will definitely be trying their other products. The price is good and the quality so far seems to be good too.

Rating out of 5:     

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Mayfield Lavender Farm

After missing the chance to visit the Mayfield Lavender Farm last year I made it a priority for this summer. I always assumed the farm would be far away but it only took me and W.C about an hour to get to and it was a fairly easy journey, one train and then the 166 bus which stops right outside the farm's gate. I read reviews that it use to be free entry but now it costs £1, however the £1 is redeemable with purchases over £5 at the lavender cafe and shop. I did not try the cakes as I was scared the lavender would be too strong but a colleague who went before me said it had a very subtle taste and that she would definitely go back for the cake!

At the entry and behind the sign was the cafe and shop.
Empty fields! Definitely go on a weekday if you can (it was not actually empty but good timing as well).
Selfie before saying bye!

This is going to sound really weird but I am not even a fan of lavender however this place is absolutely beautiful and I actually enjoyed the fresh smell of lavender, though I will not be in a rush to stock up on lavender-scented products anytime soon. Also be careful of the bees, they are too preoccupied with all the gold in front of them but its still nice to not step on them. The amount of dead bees and trampled lavender I saw with people trying to change lanes was too much. There was even a kid who bought a football to play in the fields so the ball was just destroying all in its path.