5 New Products On Trial

I've recently picked up and also received some new beauty bits so I thought I'd kind of do a round-up review blog post with mini reviews and thoughts on each product.

Embryolisse Smoothing Eye Contour Care 15ml £24.99*

I was recently sent this and it couldn't have come at a better time. I've been suffering with quite dry skin (I think it's winter eczema) around my eyes since the beginning of October. It's been driving me crazy and I've been using so many different different lotions and potions but none have really worked that well. The only product that did work is LUSH's Dream Cream but I don't think it's really supposed to be used on your face so I've been trying not to use that unless it gets pretty bad. The Embryolisse Smoothing Eye Contour Care has definitely helped and given my skin some much-needed moisture and it's also been really soothing on the irritated skin. I've been using it after I've cleansed and toned and then using the Rich Honey Moisturiser from Cougar Beauty and I think they've been complimenting each other nicely. The dry skin still hasn't completely gone away but it's definitely calmed down and it isn't as red or itchy. I've also noticed that my dark under eye circles aren't as bad as they normally are either, which is obviously a good thing too.

The Body Shop Skin Defence SPF 50 Multi Protective Essence 60ml £20

Because I've been using more products containing Salicylic and Glycolic Acid lately and I know that using those acids can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, I decided to not mess around and pick up this SPF 50 Skin Essence. It's very light weight and watery which suits my oily skin well and it takes no time to sink in either, which I like. I've also found it to be a great base for makeup as it kind of feels a little tacky once it's dried down a little. I'm not overly keen on the strong scent, especially considering it cost a lot of money for a moisturiser in my eyes but I do feel more comfortable and well protected from the sun and it hasn't broken me out either like most sun protectants do. 

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution £4.50

I've finally jumped onto the bandwagon and picked up a product from the brand The Ordinary. I've been trying to get my hands on the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution for ages but it's always out of stock everywhere. I managed to get it from ASOS and I've been using this for the past few weeks now and I can honestly say it's a miracle worker! I totally get the hype and I could literally see a difference overnight. Yes really. I use this in the evening after I've removed my makeup and cleansed and toned and I then apply my La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ afterwards and I've had minimal breakouts since and my complexion just looks a look more clearer and brighter. Next time I see it in stock I'm going to bulk buy it because I don't think I can be without it now.

Essence Lash Princess Mascara £3.30*

I'm already a HUGE fan of Essence products as you may know if you've been reading my blog for a while now but I was so excited to give this mascara a try as it's received a lot of hype online and in magazines lately. The brush is tapered which I like and I find that this mascara does everything I'm looking for in a mascara - it curls, volumises and just makes my eyes kind of pop. The only thing I will say which I'm not to keen on is that it does clump a little and I do sometimes find myself having to go in with a more spikier and plastic wand (usually my Technic Waterproof Mega Lash Mascara*) just to help define my lashes because I'm not a fan of clumpy looking lashes. But I do use this a lot and I would pick it up again and would say give it a try because it's so affordable.

Collection Fast Brow - Medium/Dark £4.99 
I've been looking for some hassle-free kind of brow products lately because I'm just going through a stage where I just can't be arsed with them because they just don't want to cooperate with me at all and one always look a lot thicker and flatter than the other. So I saw this on Collection's instagram and thought I'd give it a try because I'm rarely let down by Collection products. I'm going to be honest before even trying the product I was a bit underwhelmed - the packaging is weird as it looks as if it's got a lipstick wand inside... which I still don't understand. It also comes with a eyebrow brush with a spoolie on the other end. I did think that it was just basically like my Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel but after trialling it a few times I'm actually so impressed by this. It tints my brows in a natural way so I can apply this and then not really worry about my brows for a few days. I also think you get a great amount of product for the price. I'd say if you're a fan of natural looking brows or just want a slight tint if you have fair coloured brows then I'd definitely give this a try before spending a fortune on the other tinting brow products out there which cost £20 and more.
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  1. I've seen The Ordinary products everywhere recently! I love the idea of skin care that isn't extortionate x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I keep hearing about the ordinary recently, it's nice hear an affordable brand being hyped about so much.
    Charlotte | www.charlieswonderland.co.uk