Jun 25, 2015


It's no news that I don't do "haul" posts on my blog, but I've decided I might do a few once in a while; only if I buy something that truly excites me and/or is blog-post-worthy in my opinion. Some shopping sprees must be blogged about as Instagram just doesn't cut it!


Some of my most recent beauty purchases include skincare that's meant to hydrate and nourish. I'd fight with my awfully oily skin until I started lathering it in various oils. If you're dealing with the same problem, you might want to consider the fact that the reason why your skin produces so much oil is that you're providing it with none! Using (coconut, rosehip, avocado..) oils on my face has balanced out the natural oils of my skin completely. 

For the past 6 months or so I've been buying products designed for dry/dehydrated skin types that are (obviously) packed with hydrating goods which are not solely oils. I obviously need skincare for under my makeup etc.  (Lil tip: most of the time it's anti-ageing skincare, so don't stay clear of those when shopping - it might work magic on you!) Today I'm sharing few of my latest buys in that area. 


For some reason I had my hopes up for this one even though it's not really up there. But at the same time, I haven't heard any negative feedback either. And it was so cheap on Feel Unique, I couldn't pass it on! Now I'm not disappointed with this buy, it's just that I expected a bit more from it. I thought it's gonna be much more.. intense (in terms of hydrating properties). It's only 30ml so you'd expect a decent effect off a one pump. Instead I have to use 2-3 pumps at a time, so I'm already halfway through the bottle (been using it for less than 2 weeks)! Don't get me wrong though, I do enjoy it as a daily pre-makeup serum. It doubles for a moisturizer too, if I'm not leaving the house. I would probably even repurchase this, but there are so many other serums out there I want to try!


I've used this mask a fair amount of times as well so I do have some things to say. First off, equal parts - the packaging and the word manuka were the main factors that sold me this product. I was running out of my Origins Drink Up overnight mask so I needed something in its place. This one is not to be used overnight, however that's exactly what I do. It's not one of those masks that just sit on your face, this one kinda sinks into your skin like a heavy moisturizer (it is a treatment after all) so I don't find it uncomfortable to sleep in at all. I put it on after using exfoliating and using clay masks (around 3 times a week), to regain moisture and nourish my skin throughout the night. Most of the time it helps me wake up with a plumper-feeling face; it depends on how well I exfoliate beforehand.


A moisturizer with a decent amount of SPF was all I was after. I picked this one up because Boots is Boots and has offers on everything all the time. In this case, you get a 150ml (!) bottle of thermal water if you buy a moisturizer. The best combo for summer! I love the moisturizer; it's not shiny if worn on its own even though it's rich and hydrating. My makeup goes on perfectly over this. It dissolves and absorbs into skin completely, there's no white cast or anything because of the spf in it. However, I will be looking for a moisturizer which is higher in spf; I use a 30 for my body, so I've decided I need a 50 for my face. This moisturizer could be perfect for sun-less days/seasons!

I will most likely write up my final thoughts on these products once they end up in my 'empties bucket'. Which will definitely happen as I love them and will most definitely use up in no time! I'm always on a hunt for intensely hydrating skincare and am always open for suggestions, feel free to leave your finds or recommendations in the comments :^)

bisou biosu,

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