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nomorecake Thu 25-Jun-09 12:36:05

hi all,
i realised i haven't bought any beauty products or make up for myself, so far this year.

so what shall i treat myself to?

tigerbear Thu 25-Jun-09 12:42:16

How much do you have to spend?
Depends on which area you would like to most improve on - or is this going to be a frivolous buy - something you don't really need as such, but would just be nice to have?

nomorecake Thu 25-Jun-09 13:00:49

i would say upto £50. depending how long i could use it for and how good it is.

I have sort of saved up having been more sensible with weekly supermarket shopping.

so i am treating myself, i dont really need anything, but i do want to get good value for money and actual use out of it.

i suppose i'm also wondering if there are some great wonder products that people have just discovered and love.

Paolosgirl Thu 25-Jun-09 13:03:10

Boots serum and my heated eyelash curlers (which are the best invention - bar anaesthetic - ever).

tigerbear Thu 25-Jun-09 14:31:23

Do you use foundation OP? If so, and you can stretch to about another £10 - 20, consider SK11 Foundation - it's an airbrush device type of thing, but v expensive! Very cute gadget though, and makes putting foundation on quite fun (and fast). Skin looks quite flawless with it on. Quite addictive though, and if you don't have the £30 (or £40) to spend on buying refills (2 in a box), it could end up being a bit of a money vacum!

nomorecake Thu 25-Jun-09 16:21:08

wow, airbrush, i'd love to try one of those.
i'd love to have that flawless skin look.

i think i'll put that on my list for when i return to work.

nomorecake Fri 26-Jun-09 01:22:48

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MrsSeanBean Fri 26-Jun-09 08:48:12

Clarina Firming Botanical Lift Serum - £40 approx - wonderful stuff. A smallish tube has lasted several months, and I'll definitely be back for more

MrsSeanBean Fri 26-Jun-09 08:48:24

Clarins

FlorenceAndtheWashingMachine Fri 26-Jun-09 13:28:04

I bought Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point cream as I was feeling very down about my (usually good) skin and feeling that I suddenly looked older than I am. I would highly recommend it.

I started using it about two weeks ago (also bought night cream as Boots had very good special offer on) and I will now venture out without foundation.smile I have seen an improvement in texture and my skin is definitely more even in colour.

This was a panic buy, so I am very pleasantly surprised that the stuff has actually worked for me! RRP is just under £30.

nomorecake Fri 26-Jun-09 15:51:20

i could probably do with a good cream. my skin hasnt been that great lately.

tigerbear Fri 26-Jun-09 16:02:37

Nomorecake - have you been on the oil cleaning thread? The oil cleansing method works better than any cleanser or cream, imo. My skin has never been better than it is now - have been doing this for about 2 months. Dirt cheap too! There's a huge thread about in on here, in case you haven't already seen it.

Horton Fri 26-Jun-09 16:16:44

I second the oil cleansing routine. My favourite things this year have been REN Rose Otto bath oil (an oldie but a goodie) and Tomato Demeter perfume. If you have £50 to spend, how about some Chantecaille foundation (SpaceNK stock it)? It's fabulous.

cornsilk Fri 26-Jun-09 16:18:20

The bestest of best face cream is elemis pro-collagen marine cream.

duckyfuzz Fri 26-Jun-09 16:23:04

agree with cornsilk about elemis and they have some deals on at the moment here summer9 is the code for 15% off

mrsmerryweather Fri 26-Jun-09 18:34:20

REN Morrocan Rose shower gel.
REN Frankinsence Night Cream- wonderful. £30-ish
Clinique Super City Block spf 40

saw the Clinique lady last week and she thought I was 10 years younger than I really am smile - told her it was down to using Super City sunblock daily for past 15 yrs.

nomorecake Sat 27-Jun-09 00:38:29

whats the oil cleansing thread called?
i cant see it!!
and sounds interesting!

earthpixie Sat 27-Jun-09 10:21:28

Second vote for Super City Block - love the stuff.

Bit practical though - for a more friv thing why not get a deluxe face mask from a high-end range? Or that Issima Midnight Secret thingy for gorgeous skin.

IrritableGrizzly Sat 27-Jun-09 15:52:34

L'Oreal Minerals Concealer is the best product I've bought recently. Completely covers blemishes and acne scars and stays put even in tropical heat. Love it!

EugeneHCrabs Sat 27-Jun-09 15:53:11

Bobbi brown tinted moisturiser balm thing

brush to apply( ebay)

NARS bronzer - will never buy another

EugeneHCrabs Sat 27-Jun-09 15:53:23

( i mean another brand)

monkeytrousers Sat 27-Jun-09 16:07:10

Best find this year was 'Gorgeous' moisturiser from Lush. Just as pure and good as what I usually use which is the far more pricey Dermalogica Active Moist. Will be getting Gorg when that runs out.

And with Ultrabland as a cleanser - better than Eve Lom!

monkeytrousers Sat 27-Jun-09 16:09:12

lol Crabs. Thought it was a bit of a funny endorsement

MayorNaze Sat 27-Jun-09 16:09:43

slight hijack - does Tomato Demeter or whatever it's called smell like tomatoes? just i used to lurrrve les belles de nina ricci perfume, that smelled a bit like tomatoes and was discontinued

monkeytrousers Sat 27-Jun-09 16:10:24

oh, will now go check out the oil cleansing thread. Ultrabland is just essential oils.

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