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No7 concealer and triple protection tinted moisturiser

Just wanted to share these two fab beauty products with you.

The other day I used the last tiny drop of my YSL Touche Eclat concealer and decided that there was no way I was going to buy a new one, a) because they’re too damn expensive (£22-25) and b) they aren’t really that great. If you’re after some of the big brand concealers I’d rather spend my money on those from Estée Lauder or Lancôme.

But I wasn’t nowhere near a shop that sold Estée Lauder or Lâncome. I was standing outside a Boots, so I decided to take a chance with Boot’s quite brilliant own range No7 and their Radiance Concealer. It cost £14 but I had a £5 off voucher and paid £9.

And I really like it. I think it’s about as good as the Touche Eclat and so much cheaper.

When I bough it the cashier handed me yet another £5 off voucher, so of course I had to run back in and buy what proved to be the piece de resistance, the No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser.

I’m not a big fan of traditional foundations as many of them are too heavy and give my skin a fake and very made up look. So I used to not use anything. But with age your skin tone become less even, and pregnancy isn’t really helping either as I’ve started to get these darker pigmentation spots. They’ve decided to make their first appearance on my nose, of all places.

So the much lighter tinted moisturisers are my way forward. I guess you’re supposed to use this instead of your daily moisturiser but I prefer to moisturise as well. It’s so easy to apply and evens out the skin tone in the gentlest way possible. £12 (£7 with the voucher). And it contains SPF 15!

Organic Surge – beautifully cheap skincare with a conscience and without any nasties

I’ve been filling my shopping basket with award-winning Scottish brand Organic Surge’s facial creams the last two times I’ve been to Boots as they’ve had a very generous  2 for £8 offer going on. Normally the creams cost an also reasonable £8 each.

I love everything about this brand: from the very low prices and aesthetically pleasing packaging to the gentle ingredients that are mainly organic and natural and free from parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, synthetic perfume and other nasties.

What I also like is that they don’t test on animals and support charities. Every time you buy a product you contribute to support a vulnerable child in Africa.

Apart from the facial creams, which are really really good (and rose-scented), I also love their shower gels (£3.99). And they also do a range of shampoos and conditioners that I want to try out.

In the UK you can find Organic surge in Boots and in shops like Whole Foods, Waitrose and Fresh & Wild. And if you’re in Denmark you need to head for your nearest Matas, Coop or Helsam.

www.organicsurge.com

Favoritprodukt: Never A Dull Moment fra Origins

Foto via origins.co.uk

Når det gælder morgen- & aftenrutinen med at rense ansigtet, så har jeg de sidste mange, mange år sværget til Origins “Never A Dull Moment” geléen. Den dufter dejligt, skummer lige så dejligt og så udtørrer  den ikke huden, men efterlader den frisk og uden spor af makeup.

Og den svider ikke i øjnene, så er man løbet tør for øjenmake-up-fjerner, kan den også bruges dér i en snæver vending. Plus den er super drøj.

In English: My favourite facial cleanser is without a doubt Origins “Never a Dull Moment”. I smells wonderful, produces a light foam when mixed with water, and it removes all dirt and make-up without drying out my skin. Plus it lasts forever.

And it doesn’t even hurt if you accidentally put it in your eyes.