Christmas came early, ya’ll
Feast your eyes upon the early Miracle that is Boots No. 7 Restore and Review Beauty Serum!
For the last four months I’ve been scouring Target (“Tar-ghay”) for this alleged miracle cream from across the pond. And every time I go it’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 Regan’s Beauty Handbook, showed scientifically that No. 7 Restore and Renew (known as “Protect & 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.
I’ve only used it one night so I can’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 that’s mostly cured, but lately my skin has been acting a little nuts. I’m breaking out on my cheeks and on my forehead. In addition to the breakout, my skin has also been tight and dry. Everything I’ve been using to wash it with lately has been leaving my face feeling tight, even my good ole’ standby Cetaphil.
I read an article on Jeni’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 doesn’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 I’m liking it so far. I hope it doesn’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 can’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,