#Blogmas 2018 week 2 #No7AdventCalendar

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Not quite sure how the days have ran away with me if I’m honest. My head hasn’t actually been into Christmas even though I’ve got a calendar to count down the days.

It’s like its not even real? I have ALL the wrapping to do, and writing of cards too. Hell I’ll admit it, we don’t have a tree up.

In our defence, I’ve been super poorly ok ok regular poorly, and very busy other days too. So it’s been tiring and the thought of getting it down south so exhausting.

Day 8

I got some much needed slanted blade tweezers in gold tone. Small travel sized.
High performance No7 Slanted Tweezers with ultra precise tips.
For Best Results: Always tweeze in direction of hair growth, one hair at a time.

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Day 9

I got the most exciting product for me, an airbrush primer. I love primers, and I’m always on the hunt to try more. And I got full size at 30ml
No7 Airbrush Away Primer for days when you want your skin to look flawless and your makeup to apply perfectly.
Pores and fine lines appear to disappear and wrinkles are put in to soft focus leaving your skin perfectly smooth and even all day.
Contains hyaluronic acid moisture locking spheres to help soften the appearance of fine lines and smooth the skin.

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Day 10

I got a 15ml Radiant Results daily face polish, so it’s a gentle daily cleanser unlike the previous one which is more weekly instead.
For radiant & healthier looking skin in 1 week.
Gently polish away dull surface skin cells and impurities, to reveal smoother and more even skin in an instant. Formulated with gentle exfoliating particles to refine pores and help skin feel renewed. Leaves skin looking brighter, and feeling soft and revitalised.
Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex + Red Ginseng.

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Day 11

How cool is this, a lash primer, I’ve always wanted to try one. 7ml and it’s 4 in 1 perfector.
4-in-1 lash perfector
1) When used as a lash tint, lashes look separated and naturally defined
2) When used as a primer it allows smoother mascara application
3) When used as a primer it also improves the volume and length given by mascara
4) When used as a top coat it makes mascara water-resistant* and smudge proof.

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Day 12

Stay perfect eyeliner in black this is a pencil, rather than felt liner. 1.2g
No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.
The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.
Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof

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Day 13

Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream 5ml I so need this badly, so it’s been a welcome sight.
Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin. Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help delay new ones with No7’s advanced protecting & renewing eye cream. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power. Especially designed for the delicate area around your eyes, it targets troublesome wrinkles whilst visibly improving dark shadows and puffiness, Contains No7’s best antioxidant protection, Double Defence technology.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 14

I got a £10 voucher for a Match Made Moisture drench lipstick, or Stay Perfect Lipstick. So that will be a nice treat to pick one out, a colour of my choice, rather than the typical red you get lumbered with.

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Glossybox UK for November

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I love @glossyboxuk this month it’s packed with goodies

#hudabeauty liquid lipstick in girlfriend, the lightest of all my liquid lipsticks and smells delicious too.

#livingproof perfect hair day dry shampoo, packed ready in my hospital bag, this will be a saving grace when I can’t wash my hair.

#stylondonbeauty eaton palette a perfectly travel sized eyeshadow palette, that’s all the colours for autumn.

#context micro derm regenerator, a cleanser that will gently exfoliate and polish skin, a perfect pick me up while recovering surgery.

#palmers cocoa butter in solid butter formula. A little pot of wonder for scars, lips, extra dry areas. What excellent timing.

#chloe nomad perfume, because why not smell absolutely divine. It’s a combo of oak moss and freesia.
#Glossyboxuk #beautybox #subscriptionbox #monthlybox #30plusfirework

Latest in beauty #FabulousBeautyAwards Box

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Oh my days, what a BOX!! I totally spoilt myself sorry hubby! I bought this in July for birthday month treats. I could not resist.

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Look at it… How many items?! 13 products!! And a #BeautyPie 24hr pass. (This i don’t think I’ll use, but you never know?)

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#Hask Conditioning Masks in Monoi Coconut Oil and Charcoal with Citrus Oil I can’t wait to try these out, and though a sachet it’s a large sized pair.

#JimmyChoo The Original Perfume and it’s tiny as sample perfumes are!! Wish they did do slightly bigger ones, but it is beautiful and perfect for a night out.

#Batiste who doesn’t love this rescuing dry shampoo? I often buy cheaper versions, so it’s nice to have the dear one in a box, always comes in handy!

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#Starskin 7 second morning mask, 7 in 1 miracle skin mask pads, who doesn’t want a miracle in the morning? One stop massage, exfoliator, toner, serum, moisturizer, mask and make up primer.

#SanctuarySpa purifying charcoal bubble sheet masks, detoxifying and purifying masks, heavenly!!

#MatteMeMetallic lip cream giving it a foil like finish, I got a beautiful deep burgundy red.

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#SoapAndGlory Righteous Butter Mini a perfect staple body cream to seriously buff up those pins this summer!

#PercyAndReed Perfectly perfecting wonder overnight recovery, I definitely need this, pop it on and sleep while it does all the hardwork with my lacklustre hair, yes please.

#Carmex I confess I’ve never tried this before, and wow that wasn’t what I expected?! Smell definitely Herby, strange taste, but weirdly addictive.

#Missguided Babe Power perfume again teeny tiny sample size, but it’s enough for a day and it smells summery and light. #Wilkinson Quattro sensitive razors, always needed and used, always enjoyed as the legs feel smoother and softer using these ones.

#Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water I use these when I’m out of cleansing balms (my new faves) and I do love how quick they get the make up off, even my waterproof #fairydrops mascara.

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Last but NOT least #Wunderz Wunderbrow Holey moley I’m so so grateful for this product. I have seriously thin and gappy eyebrows, mainly from steroids I’ve lost hair, and constantly have to fill them in, or look a haggered mess on no make up days, and I hate photos with out my brows filled in, well this has answered all my prayers. You pop it on, let it dry and you have eyebrows for a few days!! Even when I cleanse my face for 2 nights they don’t budge!! I can not and will not ever live without this brand and product ever again. Total convert, Goodbye powders and pencils, this is the bees knees and worth my WHOLE box for how it makes me feel on no make up days.

 

Style Awards #LatestInBeauty Box

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As soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it, you got to choose 6 products from 60 items chosen. And boy oh boy there are some cracking products to choose as well.

As I was sharing the box with my youngest daughter her blog is here we both chose 3 items each. And all for £25.00 plus postage + packaging. Bargain!!

Choosing was hard I’ll be honest, and I was sad I’d missed the Charlotte Tilbury items. But not to worry too much we did bag ourselves a #Mac lipstick #cloudsinmycoffee

Obviously we both like this, but it’s predominantly my daughter’s top pick. RRP 18.00

I however chose this as my top pick and it’s #DrSebagh serum repair and after two uses I love it, but it’s RRP is £69.00 so no matter how much I love it, I can’t be spending that on it.

Next for my daughter was another joint love product, The Body Shops Matcha Tea Mask RRP £17.00

I hope she will let me try it soon!!

For me my next one was boring but necessary to try. As my leg skin is rough, Extremely dry and could do with love after its many many surgeries. So I chose #Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion RRP £26.00

My daughter loves Tanning, so her last item was perfect for her to try #Sienna 1hr tanning mousse RRP £25.00

My last item is a new found love of mine, a cleansing balm. I’ve tried a few now, such as #BeautyKitchen and #EmmaHardie and this one is #Evelom and for this size it’s RRP at £20.00 but you usually buy it twice this size and at £42.00. another item I won’t be buying as the price bracket is too high for a daily use product.

All in all we got around £175.00 worth of products, so it was too good to miss. You can still find some good products left here. I’m totally impressed, and though they won’t be repurchase products as they are too expensive for me personally, I think others will really love them. It’s a perfect way to try out brands and products you thought were beyond your means and budget.

The Ordinary Skincare I’ve been loving

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Hey guys, this post is about my skincare products I’ve recently bought. After months of normal exfoliating my face, a persistent dry flaky patch on my nose, would consistently make my foundation textured. It drove me nuts!! So I pleaded with my beautiful blogger friends for their advice, as they around my age, and have tried everything and anything too. And I trust their opinions. And overwhelmingly the answer was THE ORDINARY.

Now I’d seen these floating about, I’d wanted to try them before, but hadn’t got round to it yet, so now was the perfect excuse. And even better I had #Glossybox dots that they now conversation into money to spend on #LookFantastic (you get glossy dots for filling out surveys after each glossybox you receive) and I’d built mine up all year, so I could get 3 products off the website.

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I chose the #10%LacticAcid+2%HA for its exfoliating nature, I knew it could be quite stripping, so for my first weeks usage I diluted it with a cleanser. Until I knew my skin would tolerate it. (If you knew me in real life, know that I’m literally allergic and intolerant to everything, from soaps to perfume, to food and wine) after using this for 7days I’ve really started to notice a smoother cleaner look to my foundation, so this is clearly working. I’ve been using for a week, then taking days off, then back to it again, so my skin has a break too. I will definitely be repurchasing this, I love it. Smell is fine, texture is thin but only need a little amount.

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To finish off my evening routine of using the Lactic Acid one I then top it off with the #ColdPressedRoseHip Seed Oil to moisturise my skin, it’s very oily so I do all this at night, so it has all night to soak in and feel the benefit. Skin stays shiny all evening, but it’s so worth it. It feels luxurious, soft and smooth. There’s definitely a difference. It’s a thick texture, only need 3 drops, smell is pleasant to me. Definitely repurchasing.

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Now that I had the evening routine settled, I was also happy with daytime cleansing. For my third product I chose the #Primer I have a love hate relationship with primers, I’ve used #LauraMercier #Rimmel #MakeUpRevolution ones and they don’t always work for me, sometimes they would make the dry flaky nose area worse, or make my make up slip off. So my idea was to try this primer and the skincare, to see if they made a difference. The texture of this is silky soft, and the results are 75% better . So that’s an improvement. Am I convinced it’s better because of primer alone? No, I actually think it’s the skincare products, rather than primer making foundation sit better. But I do like the feel. However I HATE the scent, it smells green, mossy. Thankful that once on the face I can no longer smell it, but opening the bottle is pretty awful. I don’t think I’ll repurchase this because of the smell. * PRODUCT UPDATE* I will be repurchasing, just tried a different primer (one from my glossybox and textured nose is back, so even though the Lactic Acid and Rosehip Oil reduce it, the Primer definitely works to allow foundation to sit better. So that’s me convinced its the one for me!! I’m sold.

As you can see in 2 months I’ve used about a third of each bottle, and they are priced around £6 so if you work them out at £1 per 6 months use available in each one, it’s highly affordable, excellent value for me, and in no way do they feel cheap or nasty. They feel like something you’d pay a lot for. Have you tried them? Which ones? What is your opinion?