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Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Makeup, Skincare | 2 comments

Barry M – Cor Balmy in Adam & Eve

Barry M – Cor Balmy in Adam & Eve

My sister called round last week with a little gift for me…. and it was this little Cor Balmy tinted lip balm from Barry M. Whenever I go shopping with my sister we always spend ages looking at Barry M nail varnishes and between us we have quite a collection, so it was very apt that she brought me something from Barry M! Cor Balmy is a collection of five SPF15 tinted lip balms, with a rich moisturising core enriched with Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to protect and revitalise dry lips. I think they were brought out to rival Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms, but from most of the reviews I’ve read the Barry M ones are better. My shade is called Adam & Eve, it’s a pale pink lip balm with a white moisturising core – you can see the core closely from the image above. It’s quite a thick, waxy lip balm – it’s perfect for very cold Winter days and chapped lips –...

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Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Skincare | 2 comments

Eve Lom – Rescue Mask

Eve Lom – Rescue Mask

I love a good face mask, and this Rescue Mask from Eve Lom has won In Style’s award for “Best Mask for Congested Skin” for seven consecutive years, so I was looking forward to trying it out. The ingredients include Camphor, Almond and Honey-infused Kaolin Clay and Eve Lom describe it as ‘the perfect weekly deep clean to keep your complexion in radiant condition’. The Rescue Mask is recommended for stressed skin, for example blotchy skin, irritable break-outs, jet-lag or puffiness, so it’s perfect for a skin treat after the excesses of Christmas and New Year! I assumed that this would be a creamy moisturising type of mask however when I squirted it out onto my fingers I found it was a thick clay-based mask – a creamy colour with rather large dark-coloured exfoliating grains in. It has an earthy scent with a menthol undertone that I found rather unpleasant (I think this is the scent of the Kaolin Clay coming through), and the smell stayed all the time...

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