Sunday, 21 February 2016

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review

Dermalogica is a brand I've used in the past but kind of forgot about while I was trying new things - I've recently started using some Dermalogica products (more about that later) and I'm finding it difficult to remember why I stopped using them.

When I was recently sent Dermalogica's new HydraBlur primer I was really excited, I reviewed their skinperfect primer a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it. I've since repurchased and still use it today. Anyway, back to HydraBlur.

The first thing that surprises me is that it's clear - it comes out of the tube white like moisturiser and is totally clear on your skin, no pigment, no light reflecting particles or anything like that which really surprised me. In all honesty I didn't think my skin looked any different after this primer bit I carried on putting my make up on and didn't think much more about it.

However, whenever I wear this on my skin I get people commenting on how good my skin is and asking what products I use so...there's definitely something in it!

It's really lightweight and moisturising and doesn't feel caked on or anything which sometimes layers of primer, concealer, foundation and powder can.  I think it's really good for someone that has dry/combination skin like I do.

Overall I liked this primer but to be honest I think I prefer their skinperfect primer as it gives a bit more coverage/pigment which is what I like better.

Here's a little more about the other Dermalogica products I've been using:

  • Daily Microfiliant - one of my favourite products ever, it's a really fine exfoliator you mix yourself and it's gentle enough to use every day. It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and calm rather than like it's been scrubbed really severely.
  • MultiActive Toner - a nice, gentle toner, nothing harsh.
  • Skin Hydrating Masque - one of the best moisturising masks I've ever used, it's really hydrating but light so I think it would be ideal if you struggle with heavier products clogging your pores.
  • MultiVitamin Power Firm - really good under eye gel.

I'll definitely be repurchasing the Daily Microfiliant and the hydrating masque - plus I've got my eye on their pre-cleanse which I haven't used for ages and their blackhead clearing pore control scrub.

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Valentine's Bouquet from Blossoming Gifts and exclusive 33% discount code!

Wow, I feel like last month was the busiest January I've ever had - a wedding, a hen party, travelling to Switzerland for work, a baby shower, friends and family staying with us, my husband had (very minor) surgery along with everything else. Normally nothing happens in January so I don't really know what's going on here!

Anyway, things are a bit more back to normal now it's February and you know what that means...Valentine's Day! Generally we don't do too much for Valentine's but we'll get each other a card and maybe a little token gift such as flowers, so here's a bit of inspiration:

I was sent this Scented Lily & Rose bouquet to review from Blossoming Gifts. It's a really pretty pink bouquet consisting of pink oriental lilies, sweet avalanche roses, greenbell and cinerea eucalyptus.  I love lilies and avalanche roses so this was definitely a bouquet made with me in mind - the only thing I'm not wild on with lilies is the smell but these don't actually seem to smell too strong which is great news!

As Valentine's day is on a Sunday you'll be pleased to know you can get these flowers delivered on a Sunday - mine arrived last Sunday and they still look absolutely great. They were a little closed when they arrived but opened within a couple of days. They also arrived well packaged and when they were meant to which is always what you want, especially if you're ordering them as gifts for other people.

Another great piece of news is that Blossoming Gifts are offering 33% off bouquets for my readers using the following code at checkout:


I absolutely love fresh flowers so I might actually order some more once these have faded a bit...

Are you doing anything exciting for Valentine's Day? Or are you more of a pancake day sort of gal?


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