The last two months of 2018 passed by in somewhat of a blur. I love to begin the new year with a fresh start and managed to finally finish a few products that had been hanging around in my drawers for a while. Here’s what I thought of them!
I spoke about my appreciation of the True Match range in my last product empties post. I’m a little less in awe of the liquid foundation than I am of the powder, but it’s still a good, affordable product.
These have been my holy grail of concealer for a good few years. I use two different shades- one to match my skin tone to hide blemishes and one a little lighter to brighten. These are wonderful for their price point and I’ll continue to repurchase (I already have a stockpile). They’re creamy enough to blend well and to not be too drying, but they also provide crazy coverage.
I actually purchased around 4 of these when they were being discontinued from the Boots site. I think I paid around £2-£4 per pot and they were definitely worth such small prices. They do what they say on the tin and provide a matte finish, but it’s not as long lasting as others I’ve tried and when using it I tend to have to touch up in the middle of the day.
Hair & Body
got2be Heat Protection | £4.19
This is a really average heat protectant. While from what I can tell, it does the job, it hasn’t improved the health of my hair at all and I wouldn’t be in a rush to repurchase. There aren’t any added benefits to the product, which is what I looked for in its replacement.
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter | £10.00
Contrary to what seems to be popular opinion, I think that the Soap & Glory body butters are a little overpriced. I like them as a product and still have plenty of gifted tubs to get through, but once I have, I’m unsure of how quickly I’ll want to repurchase. Honestly, I tend to prefer ones which leave the skin feeling a little less sticky.
The scent of this is about the best thing going for it. I love serums so was excited to try this one, but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to expectations formed by previous experience with the brand. Although it wasn’t detrimental to my skin, it did nothing to improve it either and I won’t be repurchasing.
EOS Vanilla Mint Lip Balm | £6.50
EOS is one of my favourite lip balm brands. They smell great, hydrate well and I’ve already repurchased.
Despite my aversions toward lip balms you have to apply with your fingers (for hygiene reasons), I really like this. I dislike the Nivea stick balms so was surprised by how much better their butter formula is. I’ll be repurchasing this one too but will use it solely in the evenings before bed. Bonus points for the tin packaging which I prefer to buy over plastic.
BlanX PRO Fresh White Toothpaste | £5.99*
I like this toothpaste and it does what it says on the tin. £5.99 is a little steep for me to be persuaded to repurchase as quite frankly I prefer the Oral B whitening range. I will keep it in mind if I want to switch things up a little though and may repurchase if I happen to come across it on offer.
TrueVit Pure Biotin Tablets | £13.02
I was a little sceptical before trying these, but if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I was converted. These have really helped to keep my nails and hair strong and my skin looking healthy. I haven’t yet repurchased and may look into different branding and see if those with slightly lower price points match up.
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