Monday, 17 June 2013

Beauty roundup #1

Hello girls! it's Margaret :)
I hope you're all well, I have an exciting post for you today. I was tidying up my beauty basket and I thought of a new series for the blog: Beauty roundups! Instead of writing in depth-reviews with all the details and everything, I think that every now and then I could do some on-the-go reviews: short, simple and clear reviews. Obviously I will keep doing my usual reviews but sometimes it could be more enjoyable to have an overview of different products at the same time.

Today it's a mixture of skincare and make up! I will tell you something about: Origins Super Spot remover Blemish treatment gel, Burt's Bees sensitive night cream and Korres Lip butter in Plum.

Origins Super spot remover Blemish treatment gel- 13£

Oh Gosh. This is a miracle product. I have combination and acne prone skin: this means frequent breakouts and spots. When I get them, I try to keep my skin always perfectly clear and I religiously apply this gel to the spot 2 times a day. Once you put it on, it dries out very quickly and creates onto the blemish a clear film which isolates the spot and disinfect it. I find that it works best when the spot has just appeared rather than when it's there since 2-3 days. After 3-4 applications you can feel and actually see the difference: the spot is almost disappeared, not red anymore and definitely smaller. Yo need a tiny amount of it, in fact the little bottle lasts over 8 months. It's quite a harsh product because it contains alcohol and salicylic acid but even on my super sensitive skin I didn't have any problems with it.
So, great product, effective, totally worth the hype and the price. Big thumbs up! Staple piece in my skincare routine.

Burt's Bees Sensitive night cream - 12.74£

This product was originally my mum's but she found it too light for her dry mature skin. So she gave me quite a while ago, probably 4 months, and I used it up completely. During winter my skin has some dry patches (although I still get breakouts)  and this cream seems to actually help get rid of them. It's really hydrating for my skin type. I would use it both as a day and as a night cream. Great make up base, it dries very quickly and does not leave your skin feeling sticky or shiny. One of the best moisturizers I've tried so far.

Korres Lip butter in Plum - 8£

I'm not a lipgloss kind of girl. I much prefer lipsticks and tinted lip balms. When I first heard of these little treasures I was lusting after them: Korres made some beautiful shades (click on the link at the beginning of the post to see the other colours) but I was impressed with Plum. It's a blue-toned dark fuchsia colour: absolutely great shade, suitable for those with a pink undertone. It's highly pigmented and you need a tiny amount for a full application. You can build it up: it can be a bit sheer with a thin layer but if you insist, it transfoms into an actual lipstick. It does not last very much on the lips because it's moisturizing and smooth. The only down thing is the application: you always need to wash your hands so it's not very handy. I regret not buying the stick instead of the pot but other than that it's a wonderful product: beautiful shade, really hydrating but still very pigmented.

So, this is it for this first roundup!

I really enjoyed writing it andI hope you find it helpful. 
Tell me in the comments if you like the idea of this new series! 


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