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Monday, 17 October 2016

A First Impressions Post

Hi everyone! I'm really sorry about the lack of posts and interaction recently. A few weeks ago I got a chest infection, and even now after being on antibiotics I still feel like rubbish really. I've still got an awful hacking cough aswell, and that's after trying all the remedies and decongestants you can think of! As you can imagine, I am so behind with everything so I've got my hands full!

Anyway, I had a few skincare bits and other products I was trialling so I thought I'd sum them out and let you know what I think of them so far.




FABY Nail Lacquer in Via Montenapoleone*
I recently came across FABY polishes and their Autumn/Winter range 2016 called POSH which looks amazing! As you know, I have plenty of Winter polishes but I still found myself lusting over these. Each of their shades puts a fresh twist on the classic Winter shades we're used to, be it the burnt oranges or the deep burgundies. I was really glad when I got to try Via Montenapoleone* as I don't normally go for greys but I was keen to give this one a go, and I'm glad I did, because I love it! The formula of the polish is great, it's fully opaque in two coats (at the most) and it gives a lovely, incredibly glossy finish. The shade is perfect, it's a cool toned, medium steel grey that would suit everybody and I can see it being hugely popular!

You can see the shade here, each polish contains 15ml and costs £11.75.




Aloe Clear*
I think the main annoyance with hair removal is the horrible after effects, especially with sensitive skin. However, Aloe Clear* is designed to minimise ingrown hairs and reduce the discomfort of hair removal. I'm already a keen fan of aloe vera in it's gel format, so I was really keen to give this roll on a go too. It comes in a few formats, including a bigger roll on (which looks a bit like a deodorant), and also some smaller roll ones. The roll on includes the ingredients: glycolic acid, willow bark extract, aloe vera, multifruit acids and mentha piperita oil. This format is really convenient to apply, and it sinks in almost instantly so you can go and apply your moisturiser straight afterwards. You can really feel the cooling sensation it has too, which is probably down to the cooling mentha. However, I did find it hard to monitor whether it really did minimise the ingrown hairs (unless you kept count!). Also, exfoliation plays a part here too so it's hard to attribute it to one product. However, I would still carry on using this just to see the results in the long term.

You can shop the full range here.



Puriskin Resurfacing Cream*
The Puriskin resurfacing cream* is designed for normal to dry skin, and is marketed as a soothing therapy to help with a range of skin conditions, such as acne scars, blemishes, burns, cracks, split skin etc. I was a bit apprehensive at first as those are a lot of claims for one cream, but at the same time I was intrigued as well. My skin's not too bad at the moment, so I've mainly been using this on the skin between my fingers. The cream comes in a really small screw pot, so it's really convenient for carrying around but there's only 15ml of product in it. At first, the cream does look quite thick, but once you scoop some up it feels like more of a jelly hybrid, more like an emollient. It also doesn't feel thick or greasy when you apply it, it just massages into the skin right away. I do feel like this will be super useful in Winter, but I'm not too sure that it's a miracle product in itself, as there are a lot of moisturisers and lotions on the market that might also have the same effect.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Do any of these products catch your eye?

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84 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon! The first nail polish is so nice, I love the colour! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  2. the aloe clear sounds like something i definitely need!

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    1. It's really quick and efficient to use as well :)

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  3. That nail polish shade is amazing! Perfect for fall :D

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  4. Welcome back and sorry to hear that you got a chest infection, that's horrible and I hope you'll fully recover soon. I love the shade of the nail polish, I'll try to look for it here. It is the perfect Autumn shade!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I agree, it's one of my favourites already :)

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  5. Oh no, hopefully you're feeling better now! That nail polish is such a gorgeous shade. I've never heard of that brand but I gotta keep my eye out for it. That cream sounds nice too. Even if it doesn't do all that it claims, it looks like it would still be very moisturizing :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  6. I hope you are feeling better now, chest infection is hard to get over! Aloe Clear sounds interesting, I haven't seen it before!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  7. Oh gosh, chest infections aren't fun, hope you get better soon! I love the sound of the Aloe Clear range, definitely will check it out!

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  8. Hope you get better soon!
    I loved the nail polishes, they're gorgeous!
    Would you like to follow each other? I've just followed you, hope to see you soon on my blog <3

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  9. I'm so sorry you had a chest infection and I hope you feel 100% soon, beauty! Thanks for sharing these products with us, that nail color is so pretty and that aloe gel sounds so interesting! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having the best start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  10. I really hope you are on the road to recovary, chest infections are so tiring and one has no energy. Get well soon my love. I am loving the nails.

    Love
    Shanel
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  11. Hope you feel better soon, I've neglected my blog but getting back into it now ha, i like the idea of a roll on as well, makes it easy to use

    S x | SHELISES WORLD

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  12. I would love to try that roll on stick with aloe!
    And I also love your nailpolish <3


    Ilona
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  13. Nail colors are really beautiful. aloe care sounds good, i hope it works for you.
    GlamupGirls

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  14. Hi Dear!
    I like your blog so much!
    Following you from now :)
    I will be very happy if you follow me back :)

    Love,
    Valeria

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  15. I am interested in the aloe clear! Ingrowns are the devil!

    xoSE
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  16. that nail polish is just so pretty.

    Wendee//theglossychic.com

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  17. I am loving the look of the nail polish the most! Such a gorgeous colour on you!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  18. I hope you are fully recovered from the chest infection. Good to see you back. Have a great week and that nail polish is very pretty.

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  19. that selection of colors omg i want them all :) gorgeous shades

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  20. I really love your nail polish shade, I hope you're feeling better soon, chest infections are seriously horrible.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  21. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon, that sounds horrible! :(

    On the plus side you have had some lovely products to try - really like that nail polish shade :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  22. I hope you feel better soon! That sounds awful :( I love the nail polish shade and I will have to look closer at the moisturizer! I am always on the hunt for a good moisturizer :)
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  23. Hope you are feeling better darling..I'm loving your blog!
    Omnivogues

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  24. Welcome back hun. I am sorry to hear about your chest infection. I hope you feel better. I love the taupe color of that nail polish.
    Simera |Beautetude

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  25. Ooh that nail polish is so pretty!

    Gemma x
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  26. Oh, I'm so sorry for you! Hopefully you will feel much better, soon! I like the shade you show here, perfect for fall!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  27. Loving the colours- perfect for this time of year!!! :)

    Layla xx

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  28. Lovely and beautiful. I love it.


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  29. Oh no, so sorry to hear about your infection! That must have been so painful, I hope you feel better soon! <3 Really enjoyed reading about your picks, hun, that nail polish especially looks gorgeous - I know what you mean, I can see it being very popular as well - especially during autumn months! xoxo

    Kay
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  30. I love aloe Vera so it sounds like a great product!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  31. I hope you are feeling better! These products seem quite interesting! I would love to try the aloe vera ones.

    Ivona from www.thesmokedetector.net
    oxox

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  32. I love that nail polish colour! Fall nail colours are always the best <3 and I hope you're feeling much better now!

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

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  33. Beautiful nails and amazing colour! :D
    Awesome blog! I'm following you! Follow back?***
    Kisses
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  34. I love the shade of the nail varnish - such a nice colour for winter!

    Charlotte xx

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  35. I love the nail shade! It's such a nice shade for winter! I really hope you start feeling better sooner! Everyone has gone down with something and it's taking ages to go! What a nightmare!
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  36. I love the look of that nail polish.

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  37. I would love to try the Aloe Vera hair removal products and please do a further post on them when you have results, I would love to read a review on them and how they worked! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  38. That nail polish is a very pretty colour, I've been really into my nude shades at the minute! Please do a post on the Aloe Vera hair removal products, I would love to read more in depth about the products and find out if they work well or not:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Ooh all look like good products, I love that nude nail polish! Also intrigued by the cream- am in desperate need of something like that :)

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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