Beauty: Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Range

Meet the new Hyaluron-Filler range* from Eucerin- a range of six anti-ageing products.

The word 'hyaluron' attracted me instantly as it's one of those words which is often talked about in the beauty and skincare sphere. Hyaluronic Acid is a substance which is formed by skin cells and one of its key functions is to retain moisture. As we age, the skin's natural ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid depletes and wrinkles start to form and deepen.

This range from Eucerin contains two different types of Hyaluronic Acid to help target and plump up the appearance of wrinkles. 

There are six products in the range - an eye cream (I love the packaging of this product!), two day creams - one for dry skin and one for normal/combination, a night cream, a concentrate (the 6 vials - this product is designed to work with the day cream) and a CC cream.

I can't comment on the long term effects of the products but so far, so good. They feel really pleasant to apply and have that traditional, fresh skincare product scent which always makes you feel like it's doing your skin lots of good! The only product I'm not so keen on is the CC cream - it's not bad, it's just a little average. My favourites are the day cream and the eye cream.

Prices start from £16.50 and you can buy the range from Boots.

Beauty: The Original Beauty Blender

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that I had bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as a cheaper alternative to the Beauty Blender and I really liked it. I didn't think about buying the original BB until I was talking to a group of beauty obsessives who were telling me that the Beauty Blender was in a whole different league to the dupes and just had something different about it. 

I was sold and ordered it from BeautyBay the very next day for £16. I've been using it every day since then and I am totally convinced. The Original Beauty Blender is amazing! I drench it in water, dry it with a towel and then use it to apply my foundation and concealer by bouncing it on my skin. It is so quick (a lot speedier than when I used the RealTechniques version) and leaves a gorgeous natural finish. 

I am a total convert and now want to buy it in all of the different colours!

Beauty: Herbal Essences Daily Clean Shampoo

A few weeks ago I was devastated (a bit of an over exaggeration but I was totally gutted) to learn that my favourite hair build-up shampoo had been discontinued. After posting my dismay on Twitter it was clear that this was terrible news to quite a few other people too! This magical shampoo was the Boots Expert Build-Up Removal Shampoo; a bargain at around £4 and worked brilliantly. It left my hair feeling so clean and free of product and was a regular in my haircare regime.

At this point my hair was in dire need of a good build-up removal shampoo (do you ever feel like that? Like your hair is so full of gunk? I blame my silver shampoos!) so I was on the look out for a new product and after a bit of google action I noticed that this offering from Herbal Essences kept popping up - the Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Daily Clean Shampoo

It's a bargain at only £2.35 and claims to smooth and moisturise hair whilst gently cleansing unwanted residue. It's silicone free with no parabens and has a lovely strawberry and mint scent. You can also use it daily if you like so can be an every day shampooo.

So the verdict; I LOVE this. It did everything I wanted and more. I found that although the Boots shampoo was amazing, it did leave my hair a little fluffy whereas this leaves it very sleek but feeling totally clean. I am already planning to repurchase this and am so happy to have found a great alternative to the Boots Expert version!

Do you rate any other build-up removal shampoos?