The game changers. You know the ones… the items that come along, you don’t really think too much about them, and then they completely blow you away and you can’t imagine living life without them. (You know, because I’ve totally got my priorities in tact and it’s totally acceptable for skincare/beauty products item to be able to sweep you off your feet) [insert sarcastic face/”I know, I’m a knob” emoji here] After being lucky enough to receive a couple of items that completely blew my mind and I now can’t imagine life without, it occurred to me that as the rest of my life appears on this blog- well, a good chunk of it anyway – said “game changing” products probably should too.
So here are said life changing products. Please prepare for lots of gushing, lots of shockingly bad descriptive words and lots of photos. Because you’ll know by now that girlfriend loves a photograph 😉
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil* – The lovely, lovely ladies from Jurlique was extremely kind and generous, and the face oil was just one of the items that I very luckily received. I was looking forward to trying it, being a fan of face oils, but I was genuinely blown away from first use. It smells incredible, it feels incredible.. but the thing that I love is that it made a complete difference to the hydration and texture of my skin after just one use. Having previously had oily skin, I am always a little hesitant when it comes to putting oil on my skin – ain’t nobody got time for chip fat inspired face – but my god do I enjoy slathering this all over my skin most nights. Over the last 3 weeks of using it, my skin feels more balanced, it’s much more hydrated and it just looks brighter and less dull. At £38 it is expensive, but you only need a couple of drops and there is so much product in this that I know it will last for yonks. (Yonks? Nope, no idea where that came from either) I will 100% repurchase this when it finally runs out.
Jurlique Herbal recovery Advanced eye serum* – When it comes to eye creams/serums… I love the idea of them, but I just haven’t used any that have rocked my world. – Yep, totally possible for an eye serum to rock your world – This eye serum from Jurlique however; totally, entirely, completely rocks my world. It’s incredibly light, in fact when you warm the serum between your fingers, it almost turns to a watery gel. But despite this, it’s so incredibly nourishing and just feels so fresh on the skin. I have hereditary dark circles – cheers Mum & Dad, so grateful you passed those on… – and this is the only thing that has genuinely made a difference. Not a huge difference, they’re still there in all their glory… but they are definitely lighter and less “angry” looking. Again, at £34 the serum is an investment, but who can put a price on protected, nourished and brighter under eyes? Well, not me. Give me all the
tesco bags under eye circle help please!
Shu Umera S Curler – Prior to buying the S curler, lash curlers to me were little more than a modern day torture device. I’d used various ones before, and I just didn’t quite get it. I bought these on a total whim/after some serious longing for some Adriana Lima bambi lashes and quite frankly, I refuse to do my eye makeup without them now (#DivaBitch). Because they’re smaller than the original, it means that you can be more precise, you can get to every single lash without it pinching the skin – i.e pain worse than labour (totally haven’t ever been in labour, but I’m pretty positive on this one 😉 ) – and it also means it works for every eye shape. A total winner in my eyes.
Origins Drink up intensive overnight mask – The product that might need to get a restraining order on me because I quite literally obsess over this in pretty much every post. To find a full review, search Origins in my search bar and you’ll find millions – slight exaggeration – of posts where I’ve mentioned this but in short; this beauty, left overnight, leaves your skin so incredibly plump, healthy, nourished and glowing. Nuff said.*
* If this is my last post for a while it’s because I’ve been arrested for saying “nuff said” which is definitely a crime worthy of a life sentence!
Benefit Rollerlash mascara – That totally over-marketed, over-promoted mascara that I kinda wanted to hate but actually, I really, really love. For me, no mascara can rival this in terms of curl, length and definition… whilst still adding a decent amount of volume too. It doesn’t smudge or run – hey panda eyes, how ya doing? – and is also easy to remove. A total all-rounder!
Seche Vite Top coat – If you’ve been around the blogosphere – yep, still hate that word with every fibre of my being – for a while, you would have no doubt heard about Seche Vite’s top coat. In short, it is the shiniest, fastest drying top coat.. I’m talking, paint it on your nails, leave it for a minute, totally dry. It’s not going to smudge, it’s not going to dent, it just leaves it perfect. There were some whispers a long time ago of harmful chemicals and god knows what else in it but… well, surely it would’ve been taken off the market if it was really harmful, right? Plus, Yolo…