Diorskin Nude BB Creme 001

I'm keeping this one short-ish and sweet: it's been a long time coming because I have been so indecisive about this particular product; is it average? Can I find better? Do I need it? Is it worth a permanent residence in the ol' MUB? But it's affirmative. I. Love. This. 

Okay, so the shade range really isn't that great  (like, really not great. I really didn't have a clue whether to buy shade 001 with the pink undertones or 002 with the slightly more yellow undertones- as it turns out, 001 isn't really pink-toned at all when blended, it's like 'your skin but better' (sorry, I hate cliches)) and the fragrance is sometimes a little too strong for me, but everything else is pretty excellent. Lasting power? Check. Even coverage that doesn't cling to any dry patches or emphasise imperfections? Check. Healthy not-too-in your face radiance? Check. Does it do that fantastic non-oxidising thing? Uh-huh. As far as things go on the 'BB' front, I was just looking for a light base that wasn't too sheer, and this is what I wanted, so no complaints here. 

This was taken at 5pm after ten hours wear (yep that's right guess who leaves her house by 7:30am!)

At £30ish from feelunique, this BB cream is on the more expensive side of things, but if you're looking for a weightless, dewy (all in the right places, not greasy), hydrating base, and you're willing to spend a little extra (I hear it's that student loan time of the year...) then look no further. Dior's got you sorted.

So that's my verdict, let me know what you thought if you've given this a whirl, I'd love to know what other people think about it, particularly as it took me eons to come to conclusions! 

Review: Nuxe Rêve de Miel

The sole purpose of my laptop over the last few weeks? Taking advantage of feelunique's sale, of course! This product has been on my wishlist for months so when I saw it on sale here, I whisked it in my shopping cart in the blink of an eye. Now I don't actually have typically dry/chapped lips so I'm not sure what I was actually expecting but nevertheless, I puckered up and slathered this on my lips pre-sleep. I found this pretty difficult to apply, it's a really thick balm and a little didn't really go a long way and it also didn't really seem to do much- by morning my lips felt exactly the same, no better, no worse. 

Also, the scent is just really not up my street; it's just like honey and lemon, and don't get me wrong, I love my citrus scents but this is just too overpowering. It's an average product for me at best, but some bloggers *cough* Estée *cough* absolutely love this so I'd not be too put off if you did plan to try it. 

Ultimately, I wasn't overly impressed this time around so I'll be reserving this for winter to see if it works any wonders on my lips then.. but I'm pretty dubious about that. 

Have you tried this Nuxe offering? If you have, let me know what you thought in the comments below, but if you haven't but are slightly intrigued by this blogger favourite, then it's available from here and here, so try it out and let me know what you think!

Origins Drink-Up Intensive

I've been on a mission to procure some souped up hydration over the past few months (particularly with cooler seasons on their way). Introducing: Origins Drink Up Intensive- the overnight moisture mask renowned in the blogosphere for its plumping, smoothing and thirst-quenching abilities. This is a relatively new purchase for me, but I'm several weeks in and loving it already. 

I like to slather this all over my skin in the place of my evening moisturiser a few nights a week (and that's with some restraint, I'd use this everyday if it were slightly more economical), go to sleep, and wake up with the most satiated skin. When I apply my makeup the next day, it just glides on and looks so much better than usual- I can't even, this has just become a must-have mask for me and I completely understand why everybody sings its praises. The only thing I don't like about this is the scent, apricots are just not my thaaaang but that said, the benefits massively outweight the teeny tiny negative.

I had been planning to buy it for years but none of my local department stores/Boots stocked it so I never got around to it, but with my face looking more drawn and dull after long, tiring days galore, this has been a true life saver and I'll repurchase indefinitely. You can buy it from here for £22 (100ml) or £11 (50ml)- I'd probably go for the latter if you're dubious, it lasts for ages anyway .

Have you tried this Origins offering? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.