New in: Skincare

New in skincare: Botanics hydration burst day lotion (here) and light serum (sold out, similar here) Garnier BB cream (here) Nip & Fab glycolic fix serum (here) La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Fluide (here)

I don't often buy skincare products in bulk like this, preferring to pick items up as and when I need them rather than stocking up, but sometimes it's good to have a stock of products to use especially when they are extremely well priced! A recent trip to Boots saw me search out a few incredible bargains and as I've just finished up my gorgeous iS Clinical serums, I wanted to get some more as I was so impressed with the difference that the lightweight consistency made to my skin - so different to heavy creams, but even more effective.

Unfortch I couldn't afford to re-buy the iS Clinical ones, but I found this Nip & Fab one in Boots for half price on offer. At £7 it isn't cheap, but it is affordable and it's even been hailed as one of Elle magazines top 5 serums (which I didn't know until after I'd bought it, love it when that happens!) Elle claims it 'deletes' pores and I have to say, it has made my skin texture incredibly smooth. I use it morning and night and it's definitely improved the look of my skin, building on the work that the iS Clinical serums did.

Botanics is a brand I've used for years and so when I saw these (current) products at half price because each of the boxes were torn, I picked them up. I'm not precious about keeping products in the boxes and the cardboard packaging goes straight into the recycling box, so it was a worthwhile buy for half the RRP. The day lotion I bought because it has an SPF, and something that came up at my VISIA consultation was my sun damaged skin, so I hope that this will help to prevent that worsening. Likewise the serum also sounded really good - I've not tried this yet but I am hoping it will be as nice as the intensely moisturising serums I've tried before. I can't find it online, but I've linked to an Avene one that was the second on my list!

La Roche Posay is another brand that would be considered a 'blogger's favourite' and I bought this because it was reduced but also because I have heard great things about this product. I thought it might help with the dryness I suffer with on my face and also might be a treat for my fragile skin, which is always affected by the weather and can feel dry, tight and itchy. It can also be used around the eyes which indicates how gentle it must be. 

Finally I bought this BB cream, as it was just £1 and I'd just finished my Seventeen one. I like using BB creams as an alternative to foundation, currently I'm switching between this and my Bourjois Healthy Mix serum foundation but I think I would like to try mixing this one with an Embryolisse CC cream to achieve a slightly lighter shade as I still find the Embryolisse one, though colour adapting, can oxidise a little on my skin as the day goes on, so it will be interesting to see if I can custom-build a colour by mixing them together.

XO Amie
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