My sister Megan has been trying out Bio Oil and here is what she thinks of it….
The red pigments on the tops of my arms have always made me self conscious, especially when wearing t-shirts or bikinis which are pretty basic necessities for the summer. After using countless creams and tablets all claiming that they’ll “work wonders” and “clear everything up” and evidently doing absolutely nothing at all, I officially gave up. With summer fast approaching and a fun-filled holiday with friends getting nearer by the day, I finally found the wonder that is “Bio-Oil”. Weary of it at first (call me a cynic), I was tempted to just forget about it and go on with my day. But what the hell, I thought, may as well. Bio-Oil is a specialist skin care for all types of skin problems including stretch marks, uneven skin tones, ageing skin, scars and dehydrated skin and with the special ingredient of PurCellin Oil (I don’t know what it is either) it smoothes skin and makes it soft and refreshed. I have been using this product for well over two weeks now and have already noticed a difference. It must be applied twice a day which is easy enough when waking up and before going to sleep – quick and simple and perfect for people on the go. The red pigments on my skin are gradually going down and I am feeling more confident about showing my arms during my summer holiday – on the note of summer holidays, BioOil does have a particularly sun-creamy type smell, constantly making me think of going on sunning it up on a beach…not so good whilst I’m in the thick of exams! Sceptical at first due to being let down by so many other products, I am extremely glad that I gave this a try and am definitely going to go and buy myself another bottle!
Bio Oil costs £14.99 for a 125ml bottle in Boots.
One of my favourite body lotions this winter was the Dove Winter Care body lotion so I was happy to see that they have brought out a new one for the summer – Beauty Blossom body lotion. It smells really lovely, kind of fruity but flowery at the same time. It absorbs really quickly into your skin and is a great moisturiser. And the best bit is that it’s just £3.99 for 250ml! You can buy it from Boots from now until the end of the summer.
My latest make-up remover is the Bi-Phase Eye Make-Up Remover from Nurture. It is definitely one of the best make-up removers I have ever tried as it is so gentle and dissolves my eye make-up so quickly. It hardly takes any rubbing to get rid of everything from around my eyes! You need to shake the bottle before you use it to mix up the two phases of the remover. One phase is an oil based cleanser and the other is to soothe and moisturise. As it is quite oily, I have found that it can leave my skin feeling a little greasy if I use too much but if I leave it to sink in it actually works well as a moisturiser. The Bi-Phase Make-Up Remover costs £6.95 for 150ml and is 100% worth it!
A few weeks ago Boots had a deal where you could get a free set of No7 goodies if you bought two No7 products. I needed new mascara so bought two to get my freebies. One of the free gifts was the No7 Moisture Drench lipstick in Mulberry. I only own one other lipstick and it happens to be from the same range. I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull off a lipstick that looks so red but it actually looks ok as it’s not too bright. The colour is more sheer than it looks in the tube but you can build it up easily enough to a deep colour if that’s what you prefer. I love that this lipstick feels almost like a lip balm and doesn’t dry my lips out at all. It’s nice to be able to mix up my makeup a little with brighter than normal lips!
I managed to make a bit of a mess with these – I stamped the pattern on before the colour underneath was completely dry so it got a bit smudged. I still quite liked them though, even if they weren’t perfect!
1. Flowers for Mother’s Day.
2. Snowy day!
3 & 9. Experimenting with my nails.
4.Chocolate orange cupcakes.
5 & 6. Trip to London (we saw Wicked – it was amazing!)
7. Egg painting for Easter!
8. Best Easter egg ever?
I loved how colourful and sparkly these nails were. I wore them a few weeks ago when the weather was horrible, grey and cold and these made it feel much more summery! The glitter coat is Nubar Hologram Glitter which always looks amazing over any colour.