At long last I've finally invested in my skin. It was about time too. In the 1 1/2 years I've been beauty obsessed I was hell bent on concentrating on make-up products paying little to no attention to skin care products. They just didn't float my boat you know? But if you cast your mind back to my beauty resolutions for 2012 post click here, one of my resolutions was to pay more attention to skin care and low and behold I finally did. I also want to thank Vivianna as she inspired me to finally take the plunge in the world of skin care products. Now I didn't purchase the products she talks about so well on her blog but nevertheless she left me wanting to invest in my skin.
The brand's main philosophy is ''beauty by nature'' and each of their products is formulated with the finest natural ingredients using the most sophisticated technology. The Face Shop is keen to provide organic products that provide nourIshing and revitalizing benefits for the skin. The Faceshop also states that their products are comparable to the high-end beauty brands without the high-end prices.
Phew! What a mouthful. Sounds like an amazing brand right? As soon as I stepped my foot inside the store I knew I was home. I knew right there and then it'll be the store where I'll go absolutely crazy for their skin care. I didn't know where to start as there were tons of products to choose from. You could say I was like a child in a candy factory. I ended up picking 6 skin care items but I could've bought the entire store.( if only I was as rich as Ivanka Trump)
Here are my picks:
Rice Water Bright Cleansing Cream
Herb Day Cleansing Cream - Aloe
Because one cleansing cream is not enough I purchased another one. This cream has ALOE? Count me in. Aloe is one of the key ingredients which helps to hydrate dry skin and since I have really dry skin this will suit my skin care needs. ;) Smells lush.
Herb Day Cleansing Foam in Acerola and Aloe
Another cleansing product but hey you can't ever have enough. ;) I've used the Aloe one a couple of times now and I have to say I love it already. Again it suits my skin and it promises to hydrate skin even after cleansing. It's a smooth light cream that foams up really well to remove dirt and other impurities on my face. My skin always feel nice and fresh after each use. Side note: You only need a small amount as it forms a foam really well.
Rice Water Bright Rice Cleansing Water
Rice Water Bright Lip & Eye Remover
I love my smokey eyes and bright lips and sometimes it can be a little difficult to remove them. Actually there are times I sleep with eye make-up on because I love how they look. Not very hygienic I know but I can't help it. So to break that habit I bought this remover. Only tried it on my lips so far and I have to say I'm quite impressed already. The solution looks a lot like milk and feels incredibly light against my lips. The only thing I hate? The taste. I didn't lick my lips while using this but I could still taste it. Works wonders though. Will report back with a full in depth review of course. :)
The Bodyshop's Aloe Calming Toner
This was a last minute purchase. I purchased this the day before I headed back to Ireland.I don't know why but I just really wanted to purchase a toner and so I picked this as it has Aloe and it's suitable for my sensitive skin. It promises to comfort, condition and purify without irritating.After reading reviews online I found out that girls are split when it came to this toner. Some say that it irritated their skin despite the product only having 6 ingredients. Some say it was literally like water and not worth the money but I have to disagree for now. I've tried it twice already and it always comforted my skin leaving it nicely clean and fresh. I guess it's one of those products which you either love or hate. I love it anyway :)
Maybelline Watershine Pure lipstick in CR 31
I was attracted to the Water Shine Pure lipstick line as I've been loving lipstick/lipgloss hybrids but while this is one leans more towards being a lipstick duh it is a lipstick it's still a pretty colour. CR 31 is a beautiful warm pink which I think is still wearable for everyday. It has a bit of a shine. not a whole lot but the color pay off is amazing :) I love the crisp light blue silvery bullet.Looks classy.
Lip Smooth Color Bloom lip balm in Pink Blossom and Peach Blossom
Baby Lips lip balm in Smoothing Cherry
Need I say more? Heard so many incredible things about these lip balms so I had to pick one up. It'll be rude not to. The promise of instant 8 hr Moisture rejuvenated in a week sounded like a claim I wanted to prove if it was the real deal or not.It's the beauty blogger in me.
Fruity Jelly lipgloss in Mad About Melon
And because I needed new storage and I've wanted acrylic for my makeup storage for a long time I bought these:
So there we have it. I spent some serious amount on beauty but hey it was worth it. If it makes me happy and beautiful- it's alright with me. But now I'm broke. Oh well. So with all my new cleansing skin care bits I no longer have any excuses for not taking off my make-up. Turns out I'll finally be able to stick to my beauty resolutions for 2012. Love it ;)