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Emu Moisturising Eye Cream review

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Hello! I am on a quest to find a good anti aging eye cream, and I purchased the Emu eye cream just over a month ago.

I decided to give this eye cream a try, as I hear so many positive things about Emu oil and how it helps with dry skin and acne. This cream has amazing ingredients and for the price it seems a steal (especially if it works).  For £8 you get 25ml, which is a generous amount for an eye cream. I’ve been using this cream every morning and evening for a month, and so far I’ve used about a third of the tin.

In addition to Emu oil, this cream contains aloe vera, shea butter, coconut oil, retinyl palmitate, vitamin e, and hyaluronic acid.  

The cream is pale yellow, and comes in a tin with a screw top lid. Some people may feel this is unhygienic, but for me it is fine as I always use clean hands.

It is a pretty thick cream and feels sticky when applied straight from the tin. This is how I actually first applied this cream and I feel like it irritated my skin, especially my delicate undereyes, as the cream is so sticky.  I got around the stickiness by first warming a little of the cream on my wrist, and then applying it to my eyes. It helps a lot if I apply the cream immediately over my hyaluronic acid serum, as the eye cream then glides without sticking or tugging.

Sorry, I think the tin looks blue on one side, as there was a blue light from my computer

I would like to point out that it is not a good idea to use this cream right next to the lash line. I tend to do this (bad habit I know) as my first wrinkles tend to appear here. By applying this cream so close to my eye, the cream gunked up and made my eyes uncomfortable.

Having said all that, this cream is moisturising, even though it is not an oily cream. My skin feels no longer feels taut, which is a huge huge plus. It sinks into the skin and leaves an almost matte finish. However for me the stickiness and the ick factor (of using emu oil!) is a negative so I will not repurchase. After a month, my fine lines still look the same (if not slightly worse) than before.

Has anyone else tried this cream? I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care Review

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Hello everyone. I would like today to review the suncream that I use around my eyes, the Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care with SPF 30.

I am always on the lookout to prevent more of those pesky fine lines from appearing. I have used this Clarins eye suncream for the last 2 years, and it helps me feel like I am protecting the skin around my eyes.

Packaging

The cream is packaged in a little squeezy tube, with a twist off cap. It is easy to control how much product comes out.

Application

The white cream is fluid and easily spreadable. I have noticed that sometimes I have a white cast if I do not blend the cream well, however it does somewhat fade after a few minutes. In fact the white cast helps to diminish the look of dark circles and uneven skin tone around the eyes, so it is not all bad. However I would say that the product is not moisturising. I usually apply my eye cream underneath, for a matte (slightly satin) finish. This cream works well under makeup.

The picture above is a picture of how much cream I use for one eye (half a pea sized amount). You can see that I have rubbed in part of the cream into my skin, and it blends well.

UVA

The cream is made with 100% mineral filters, which may explain the slight white cast. It may also explain why the cream causes me no stinging or problems, despite me applying the cream all the way up to my lash line.

Cost

On first glance, a 20ml tube for £13.50 seems pricy. However I use this cream daily, and it lasts me a good 6 -7 months. I feel like I am adequately protecting my eyes from the  sun and I wish I had found this gem earlier!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex Review

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Sorry for the long title!

I love this serum. This helped me 3 years ago when I noticed very faint fine lines on my forehead. It worked it’s magic and my skin looked plump and glowing from within.

I bought this serum a couple more times afterwards, but it is expensive at £39 for 30ml. I am hoping my new bottle will work the same magic around my eyes/nose.

I bought the 30ml bottle from the pharmacy last Thursday, and I am pretty excited! I have used this serum everyday since in replacement of my Frei Hyaluron Aktiv cream, and so far so good.

The serum comes in the iconic brown bottle.

 

Below is a picture of the instructions that came with the serum. You may click on the picture for a bigger view.

 

The bottle has a pipette, and you can control precisely how much product comes out. I love the pipette as I know that the remaining product is fresh and untouched.

The serum is a pale yellow colour. In the pictures below, it look pretty much like oil but it is not. It is a light gel consistency, and it works very well in plumping the skin. I believe this is because of the hylauronic acid.

I will keep you updated of the results, but it is really plumping up the skin around my eyes. I have not yet noticed much of a difference to my lines, but I hope they will diminish (or at least not worsen).

ps, you may be wondering why I am not using the eye version of the range. This is because I have tried it in the past (on 2 separate occasions) but it did nothing for my skin. In fact I think it makes my eyes look worse, as I think I may have had an allergy to the ingredients 😦

Save my face pillow review

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Hi all! A couple of days ago I received a Save my face pillow. I am so happy as I have wanted to buy this for such a long time!

I have the La Petite Champagne pillow. Though there is a larger, fluffier pillow also on sale called Le Grande.

The pillow is a really unique design of two crescents, and it was made for side sleepers. The idea is that you can sleep comfortably on your side or on your back with this pillow. In fact if you bend this pillow in half, and it fits around your neck. It can support your neck as you read in bed…… though I think this is only possible with La Petite.

I looked into special pillows, as I am trying to diminish my nasolabial folds and lines around the eyes. For the last 2 years, I have noticed that I am sleeping more and more on my side. I literally squish my face into my pillow when I sleep, otherwise I am just not comfortable!

I’ve used this pillow for the last 4 nights and I love it. My head fits snugly in the middle, and I feel extremely comfortable! I am not tempted to move to my sides as much now. But when I do feel the urge, my head fits really nicely in the crescent. It is perfect as my face is no longer squished into the pillow. It is instead held snugly by the crescent and somewhat ‘suspended’. However I must admit that my head does not move perfectly into the crescent when I am sleeping. In fact I think I wake up briefly to arrange the pillow.

Also this pillow is made in a satin material. This type of fabric is best for the skin and the hair as the skin and hair glides better over satin. There is less resistance, meaning less damaged hair and less wrinkles!  

I bought my pillow from an ebay store in the US. I bought just the pillow itself, no pillowcases. The pillowcases are in fact extremely expensive and cost almost as much as the pillow itself. I am not handy with a sewing machine or I would attempt to make one. I have been using the pillow as it is, as I think you can simply wash the pillow in the washing machine at 30 degrees in a mesh bag (click here)

I cannot imagine sleeping without it! Highly recommended.