Yes’, and o God no’s!!

So I thought I would share with you what I have been loving this month, and also what I have not been loving.

The Good..

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Nip + Fab Repair Bee Sting Fix Cream Deluxe

Nip + Fab has always been one of those brands that stands out for me, reason being it their products always seem to actually work! I have been using this face cream for about 3 weeks now, religiously day and night after my skincare routine. Suffice to say my face looks better. I have a deep frown line on my forehead, and it claims to smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles, which this has done! The condition of my skin has also improved. This is worth its weight in gold!!

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MAC Fix +

 

MAC Fix + I think has to be said as one of the original and best ‘primer’ waters or even a refresh/ hydrating spray. Works well if you are wanting to spruce up your makeup for a nightout but not having enough time to completely re- do your makeup. Also ideal for spraying on your eyeshadow brushes before using shadows or pigments.

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Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo

 

Since having my 3rd child almost a year ago, the thickness and lack of volume in my hair has become so concerning for me that I started to look for something that would bring my hair back to life so to speak. A lot of treatments or shampoos cost around £30, which lets be honest, I wasn’t initially prepared to spend. I saw this in Boots and was a bit sceptical, but so glad I persevered with it.

It has lasted me one whole month, and in that 4 weeks my hair has become noticeably thicker, and lots of new ‘baby’ hair has started to show! So impressed. 10/10 Mr. Stafford!!

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Sanctuary Spa Charcoal Shower Burst

I saw this on a YouTuber’s account, and was intrigued. Sanctuary Spa have really come full circle with their range of bath and body items, and this is no exception. Its a charcoal foam in a can basically, which immediately turns into a white shower foam, it hardly has a scent, which lets be honest is a good thing. One thing I will say, for the price of £5, it doesn’t seem to last long… I’ve used this maybe 5 times at most, and the can is almost empty… But cannot fault it, a fantastic product!

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NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

 

Where do I start? Love love, love this! Honestly, if you are looking for a setting spray that doesn’t cost the earth then this is it. Spray at the end of making your face up, (albeit do your mascara after this) give it a few seconds and your makeup will last all day! Honest! Fab.

 

The Bad.

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Rimmel #Insta Fix & Go

 

I have to say out of all of these, the one item I have trialled this past month and HATED was the Rimmel 2- in -1 Primer and Setting Spray. It smells fresh and lovely, and would be a good refresh spray throughout the day, but as a setting spray, sadly not. It almost melted my makeup off! Avoid!

 

Have a good evening

C xx

BUDGET/ BLOWOUT: Liz Earle vs. Nspa

I thought I would do one of these reviews, a comparison you could say.

Short, and to the point!

Here goes…

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

POSITIVES

  1. It is one of the most recognised products out there at the moment
  2. Decent sized product. Mine is 150ml
  3. Smells clean and fresh. No off putting smell
  4. Pump is easy to use, does not leak either
  5. Widely available
  6. High reviews
  7. Takes make up and grime off incredibly easily, and your skin does feel clean
  8. Does not leave my skin shiny afterwards nor red and and inflamed.

NEGATIVES

  1. Price. The 100ml starts at around £15.50 rising to £26 for a 200ml.
  2. The product states to use the pump twice over each time morning and night. You go through this quite quickly I have found. No biggie.

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Nspa Hot Cloth Polish

POSTIVES

  1. The price. Pretty amazing – this is £4.50!
  2. Decent amount as well, mine is 150ml
  3. Found the product takes off makeup and grime very well, could not fault

NEGATIVES

  1. Smell. Not a bad smell, just not really a pleasant smell, bit off.
  2. Pump, is pretty rubbish, takes a lot of effort to get the product out

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MY VERDICT

So after using both items over 2 months, ( I did have to purchase another bottle of each), I have to say that to find one that is ultimately better than the other hard.

Both claim to cleanse the skin, lightly exfoliate and purify your skin, which I do believe they do. They contain pretty much similar ingredients and both are supplied with a muslin cloth.

I give Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish 9/10

and

I give Nspa Hot Cloth Polish 7/10

I would defiantly recommend ladies that you go out and try the Nspa one for yourselves and see!

Cannot fault my holy grail Cleanse and Polish.

Where to find:

ASDA

https://groceries.asda.com/product/cleanser/nspa-deep-cleansing-face-wash-cleanse-step-1/910000544268

Liz Earle

http://uk.lizearle.com/cleanse-tone-moisturise/cleanse-and-polish-hot-cloth-cleanser.html

What is your go to skincare products?

Have a great weekend!

mummy3sons xx

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REVIEW: Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment Masque

I have bad skin.

I have had bad skin pretty much since I was 14 years old. It isn’t as bad as when I was younger, but to this day, I am still unable to leave the house without makeup on.

I have tried so many masques in my lifetime to date, and to be honest some have worked, and some have not.

Then I came across this bad ass.

The Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment Masque.

Yes, it’s a little expensive at £39.99 (for 34g pot), but I had heard so many impressive reviews on this, that I was a little curious to say the least….

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It claims it can de- clog pores, minimize them and create clearer skin.

It can be used as either a full masque or as a spot treatment.

It also states that you can use this up to 3 times a week!

 

So here is how I got on….

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Before and after…gross!

 

The masque is a dark grey gloop, of which they advise you apply a thin layer onto your skin. I used a foundation brush to apply this, as for me this was the easiest, cleanest and quickest way.

Like I mentioned above, they say you can leave this on between 5 and 20 minutes. I left mine on for the full 20 minutes.

As you can clearly see, my clogged pores are literally being drawn out of my skin!

After 20 minutes, I used a muslin cloth and warm water to remove everything, and low and behold, my face was clearer.

My nose especially is practically ‘blackhead’ free, and is not red either, which I find a lot of other masques do.

It is quite a drying masque, and Glam Glow recommend to use an SPF for the next few days.

All in all, I would say that this masque is a success!

10/10

 

mummy3sons xx

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