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I was so excited to share my November beauty hits and misses. I did upload a video, but unfortunately the camera didn’t focus as well as it usually does. You can still hear me fine though if you want to take a watch too.
Matrix oil wonders shampoo and conditioner set
I thankfully only had one miss this month and that was a shampoo and conditioner set that I bought from matrix. I was excited to try them since I’ve used other products from them such as the biolage shampoo and it worked fine, but these ones really disappointed me.
I felt as though they made my hair greasy rather than adding a nice, healthy looking shine. I didn’t feel it helped my dry scalp and even after washing it my hair looked like it needed to be washed the day after. I didn’t think the shampoo lathered up well and the conditioner sat on top of the hair rather than me usually rubbing it onto my ends.
I’m not sure if it’s just my hair type but I do not want to have to wash my hair every day for it not to look shiny. Most other shampoos clean my hair for 2-3 days before I need to wash again.
I do like the fact the products lasted me a while, but after using it a lot of times I decided it just wasn’t for me.
Has anyone tried this and found they had the same experience? Or did it work for anyone else? I’d love to hear.
NYX pro blending brush
I have nothing but positive things to say about this amazing blending brush. It’s a strong statement but it’s definitely comparable to my favourite MAC cosmetics 224 brush.
The price is just incredible, the bristles feel so incredibly soft, and the product blends like a dream. I just regret not trying this brush earlier and due to the fact I use so many colours on my eyes, I believe you can never have too many crease or blending brushes in your collection.
I feel as though the tools and accessories by NYX get way less attention in comparison to the actually makeup products, and I would 100% buy more brushes from them.
Dove exfoliating body scrub -pomegranate and shea butter scent
I found this body scrub so gentle to use which is a huge plus for me given my sensitive skin. I love how you only need a bit of product to cover a large surface area of your skin and you just feel instantly clean once the product washes off.
The only downside is that (and this may just be my shower) is that the product does take a little while to drain and you may need to rinse the bath out after use.
The tub is a good quality, the product is nice to use and you get a high amount of product which will last you a while too.
Real techniques blusher brush
How have I only just found this makeup brush?! Is what I think every time I use this fabulous brush. I cannot put into words just how impressed I am with this makeup brush. It blends my blusher in not only well, but quickly too. It is my absolute favourite blusher brush and a go to if I’m in a rush.
The brush is easy to wash, looks beautiful, is cheap, and so soft and gentle on your face.
For anyone who uses a lot of bronzer and blusher, you NEED this brush!
Real techniques is also sold at so many places so getting hold of it will be a piece of cake. Mine was from Superdrug, but it’s also available at Boots and I think Debenhams may have it too.
Superdrug sensitive micellar wipes (Fragrance and alcohol free)
I buy in superdrug so often, not just for the offers but also for the points on my superdrug card (points make prizes!).
I wanted to try a different type of makeup wipe and came across this alcohol and fragrance free micellar wipe which is suitable for sensitive skin. It works so well, it stays wet, one wipe removes all of my makeup, the wipe doesn’t aggravate my skin and I only have to wipe and not scrub to take off even the thickest of makeup products.
I thought that the wipes would be fab to use if you are often on the go as they don’t take up much space, and I am really impressed that they were gentle on my sensitive face. I would definitely buy them again.
Sanctuary Spa luxury bath float
I really fell in love with the sanctuary spa luxury bath float because it was just so gentle and relaxing. It created just enough bubbles for my bath and you get quite a lot of product in the bottle.
It didn’t aggravate my skin and it smelled really nice when I went to get into the bath. I would definitely try more of their products and their gift sets look AMAZING so I may even get some as Christmas presents.
Emma Hardy Amazing mooring cleansing balm
If you saw my blog post and video about the cult beauty 10 year anniversary goody bag, you’ll have seen I received the Emma Hardie cleansing balm. I hadn’t tried any of her products before and now I’m hooked. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using this cleansing balm and use it daily using the facial cloth that came with it.
I only use one swipe which covers my whole face and neck. My skin feels so soft after using it, and again it was just lovely and gentle on my face and sensitive areas. I would use it again and I’m currently looking at what other products she has.
Bondis sands tanning foam (Dark)
I have olive toned skin so I don’t wear fake tan too ofte, but when I go to a special event I really like to add some glow to my skin through a fake tan foam or gel. I particularly like to do my legs since they are a lot paler than the rest of my body.
I asked for recommendations for an easy to apply product which is streak free and a bunch of people told me this. I thought it was just fantastic. Don’t be alarmed by the product pumping out green, as once it is on it develops to a lovely golden glow (not orange at all). I was amazed not only by the fact it applied streak free (as usually I mess it up and end up with lines), but it also smelled of coconut rather than the typical biscuit-esque scent.
I did feel the dark colour was a little too pale for the colour I was aiming for, so I did need another 1 or 2 applications. I’d probably just go for a darker colour next time. I’m so impressed with this tan and will definitely be recommending it to people who are looking for a hassle free tanning product.
Sukin daily facial moisturiser
This moisturizer needs some fame right now. I’m so impressed with the Sukin facial moisturizer. It’s another Australian brand which is cruelty free and pretty much free of derivatives, fragrances, oils, parabens etc-it’s amazing. It’s fantastic on psoriasis and sensitive skin, it doesn’t feel greasy, it absorbs fast on your face, and the price is just brilliant.
The only thing I’d change is to be able to lock the pump so that I can bring it with me when I’m travelling. The workaround I’ve used is to just pump some into a travel tub.
If you want an affordable, yet excellent daily facial mosituriser then take a look at Sukin. (they also have a dedicated sensitive skin version too-although I’ve been managing just fine with this one.
So that concludes my November beauty hits and misses. I hope it has been useful and as always please don’t hesitate to get in touch as I love hearing from you all.
See you next time