Sunday, 1 March 2015


Hellooo!  Sorry I've had a few weeks off but as I mentioned in my Fitness Fix post, I've been on holiday!  I jetted off to Lanzarote for a week and although I didn't take any photos you can take a look at my instagram here.
Next year I will hopefully be off to university and that means my budget for skincare will go from Liz Earle and Clarins to some cheaper alternatives.  So I've started early to try and find some great products at a uni-friendly price.

I was given this L'Oreal Skin Perfection gift set for my birthday and I have been giving it a go over the last month.
I was excited to try the micellar water as it has been compared a lot to Bioderma.  I have been using Bioderma for the past year but I am about half way through and I'm reluctant to use the rest so this makes a nice substitute.  It doesn't work quite as effectively as Bioderma and leaves a slightly sticky residue on the skin but that drys down in a matter of minutes.  Aside from that, this is a lovely alternative for a fraction of the price (currently only £3.33!)!  It removes makeup gently and doesn't irritate my skin.

The set also came with the day moisteriser and I was surprised at how much I loved this!  It's made for ladies in their 20s and 30s and although I'm not there yet it won't be long!  The cream is lightweight but still very hydrating and has a cooling effect on the skin.  But what I love most about this product is the primer-like quality it has.  It smooths out and reduces the size of pores and fine lines (should you have any) which saves me having to apply a primer in the morning too!  My only grudge is the very bulky and heavy packaging which is impossible to travel with and a bit excessive really.

Overall, L'Oreal have done a great job here!  These products are very affordable and have a high quality feel to them, I will be buying both products again!
Let me know if you have any great budget skincare buys!

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  1. Hi! I hope you don't mind, but I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Im a huge fan of your blog and think you deserve more recognition!

    Here's my post and the questions that I have chosen

    Let me know if you decide to do it so I can check out your post!

    keep up the good work x

    1. Hi! Thanks so much! I'm so happy to hear you like my blog so much! I've had a look at your post and will answer the questions in an upcoming post very soon!

      Emma xx


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