Christmas came early, yaâ€™ll
Feast your eyes upon the early Miracle that is Boots No. 7 Restore and Review Beauty Serum!
For the last four months Iâ€™ve been scouring Target (â€œTar-ghayâ€) for this alleged miracle cream from across the pond. And every time I go itâ€™s always out of stock, boo! But yesterday the stars were aligned and for the first time ever I was finally able to get a tube, yay.
Blind me with science, please
Women all over the UK went buck wild after a program on BBC, Professor Reganâ€™s Beauty Handbook, showed scientifically that No. 7 Restore and Renew (known as â€œProtect & Perfect in the UK) repaired photo-aged skin and improved the fine wrinkles associated with photo aging. After the show aired, sales increased by nearly 2000%, with 13 bottles being sold every minute.
Iâ€™ve only used it one night so I canâ€™t give a thorough review quite yet, but I was so happy to finally get a tube that I thought it was worth a big fat shout out of blogger joy. I have high hopes for this one. $21.99 for a 1 fl oz tube.
Danger and Ecstasy: A visit to Sephora
Right next door to Target is a Sephora, which is a recipe for both danger and ecstasy. I picked up two goodies from Philosophy, Purity Made Simple One Step Facial Cleanser and Kiss Me Very Emollient Lip Balm in Clear.
I have adult acne thatâ€™s mostly cured, but lately my skin has been acting a little nuts. Iâ€™m breaking out on my cheeks and on my forehead. In addition to the breakout, my skin has also been tight and dry. Everything Iâ€™ve been using to wash it with lately has been leaving my face feeling tight, even my good oleâ€™ standby Cetaphil.
I read an article on Jeniâ€™s blog over at Savvyskin.com on how she cured her adult acne and one of the products she raved about was Purity Made Simple cleanser.
This is a no-foaming cleanser that:
- deep cleanser pores and eliminates makeup build-up
- contains mild cleansing agents and natural oil extracts to help condition skin
- has a light, slightly herbal/lemon scent
I used it for the first time last night and this morning. It doesnâ€™t leave my skin feeling tight and cleanses thoroughly. The only negative so far is that it did not remove waterproof mascara. Other than that Iâ€™m liking it so far. I hope it doesnâ€™t break me out! $10 for a 3.5 fl oz large sample tube.
The change in season is also wrecking havoc on my lips, which are flaky and dry OVERDRIVE. Ugh. It seems like every three or four days I end up peeling half my lip skin off (gross, I know). I’m glad I picked up this tube of Kiss Me Very Emollient Lip Balm, does a fantastic job of moisturizing my lips.
Kiss Me also comes in Red (sheer berry) and Pink (sheer rose-pink). I love the Red, which smells and tastes like oranges, but canâ€™t stand the Pink. Pink has a weird, pepperminty taste and gives my lips an uncomfortable tingle.
I keep a tube on my nightstand and slap on a thick layer before I go to bed. In the morning my lips feel super soft! $10 for a 0.5 oz tube.
This weekend went by so fast! It was beautiful here in the north bay. I went running yesterday and went for a long walk today around my neighborhood. I know these sunny days are numbered, so I feel like I have to spend as much time as I can outside before it starts to really get rainy and cold.
I hope you had a great weekend and that it was both relaxing and productive.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,