Wednesday, 2 April 2014

"The Best Lip Balm Ever"

A while ago I was having awful bother with my lips, they were so sore, I couldn't use lipstick or any lip products for that matter. They were flaky, dry and nothing was helping. Until Laura happened to pop me an e-mail with this little beauty. I'll be honest and say I don't actually use lip balms as often as I should, in fact I'm forever loosing them but this is different. This Living Forever is in a league of it's own. 

The product itself is small, compact and simple. Something I quite like in packaging actually!
Infused with Jojoba oil, it is the softest balm I've ever used. 
It cleared up my lips within a week, I carried it around and put it on every 4 hours maybe? or after I'd eaten etc... 

I wanted to give this product a really good test, so when you want the most brutal feedback where do you go? the Mammy. Yes, my Mum suffers with shockingly sore lips.They have gotten so bad that they have bled they were that dry and sore, and she has tried everything. The hunt for something to sooth it even ended up with her driving nearly an hour away to another a town to get some product that can't be got where we live. Dedication.

The Mammy's thoughts? This stuff is a miracle in a tube.
It softened her lips, as well as healing them from a recent breakout and she said that applying the product was a dream, because it felt like it was melting onto the lips.

So there you have it Ladies, I'm officially naming this stuff 'The Best Lip Balm Ever'.

Check out their website here.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Cleansing balms on a budget

Hello lovelies,
I have a post today about a product I have been loving this last few weeks, so much so that I think you should all know about it too. The product the Boots Botanics Cleansing Balm. I know that everyone and their Mother raves about the Emma Hardy one but I'll be honest, I don't know how to get my hands on it and If I did, I'm not sure I would fork out that kind of cash, at least not without trying some more affordable alternitives. I'm itching to try the Body Shop one too, but they have been out of stock the last few times I've been near a store. Boo. 

Anyway, at €15 this is a pretty awesome product. I even got it on sale for €8.95 making the experience even better (who doesn't love a bargain?) Opening it up, it is a yellow colour, quite solid (as expected) and smells lovely! 

I remove the bulk of my make up with a water cleanser first, and take a tiny bit of this in my hands and start to massage it into my face and the feeling is just... ooooh. It's silky, soft and feels a little luxourious all at once. I leave it on my face for about  minutes (more so because I like the feel it it..) and then rub it into the skin until it lathers up. Taking the cloth that came with the product, I rinse the product off with warm water and hey ho, my skin is lovely, smooth, make up free and clean.

I really reccomend this product to anyone who is after taking a curiosity into cleansing balms and don't know where to start. I also think it's a very underrated product, when I mentioned it on Twitter only very few had heard of it or tried it. The Boots Botanics range is one line that has impressed me more and more with every product I've tried from them. 

What do you think? Are you a Boots Botanics fan?