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Beauty Review: Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

bb creamNow when I heard about BB creams, I was sceptical.

The thing is, I’d tried tinted moisturisers before and didn’t really think that much of them. This was because I felt like they didn’t give enough coverage, were too greasy and it felt like I was moisturising make-up into my face basically.

However, these BB creams are a lot more than just tinted moisturisers. They are beauty balms which combine serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunblock all into one product. Clever huh?!

So, unlike the tinted moisturisers, which do actually end up rubbing foundation into your skin, this product will protect you as the primer in the product acts as a shield against the foundation being absorbed, however the serum in the cream still leaves your face hydrated. What’s more, the product has SPF which means you are protected from the sun too!

I decided to try Garnier‘s BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector as I also use their face moisturiser and gradual tan lotion & I love both of these products. I have to say, once again, they’ve created a great product that I really love.

The cream glides on easily, provides great coverage, makes my skin look healthy and glowing (without looking shiny) and last all day. Obviously, there are some days that you want to wear full foundation, such as when you are going on a night out. However, for everyday use, this product is perfect and makes you feel like you are still being good to your skin when you are wearing it.

It is also perfectly for sunny city breaks, where you are walking in the sun, but won’t be jumping in a pool every five seconds, as it contains SPF 15 and isn’t greasy whatsoever. Being an all-in-one cream also means that it saves space in your make-up bag & means you don’t have to spend out on lots of different products – what a result!

The Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector is available in two different shades and is £7.99 for a 50ml bottle in Superdrug.

Let me know what you think of BB creams; they’ve certainly won me around – especially this one!

Sam x

 

 

Super Beauty Vanilla & Honey Body Scrub: Product Review

super beautySo, I haven’t done that many product reviews on my blog so far, however I just HAD to do one of this gorgeous product.

I must admit, I have a weakness for body scrubs, as I love it when you get out of the shower and your skin feels silky smooth. I had been using a sugar salt scrub for quite a while however, as I found that this really help to make my skin soft, but when I saw this product in the shop I just had to buy it.

This is the first product I have ever bought from Super Beauty. I haven’t really read any reviews on the company’s products before, so I didn’t know whether it was going to be any good. However, I was first drawn in by the cute packaging, which was bright clean and quirky (see image). I was then convinced further by the sound of the delicious ‘Vanilla & Honey’ flavour.

Now sometimes, these beauty products which claim to smell like certain things don’t at all, however I knew this wasn’t the case as soon as I opened the lid. On my first sniff my nostrils were filled will the glorious flavours of vanilla ice cream drizzled in honey. I actually had to stop myself trying to guzzle it down right there in the shop.

That was then it, the scrub was in my basket and was coming home with me! I was actually sad enough to be really excited about having a shower that evening and testing it to see if it worked as good as it smelt!

The scrub comes in a thin liquid form, rather than being a thicker, solid base, which means it glided over my skin easily, It also lathered up into a nice frothy foam.

Again as soon as it hit my skin I got that delicious smell which I first experienced in the shop. I am pleased to say that I could also still smell it on me after I got out of the shower, however unfortunately it was tainted a bit when I put a different moisturiser on.

What I would say is that this definitely isn’t the scrub for you if you are looking for something to properly exfoliate your skin. However it is great as an everyday scrub to give yourself a quick revitalization as well as a scent sensation whilst you are at it.

I got the scrub from Boots for £4.99, however is on sale on the site for a bargainous £2.49 at the moment (at the time of publishing), thanks to Boots’ half price sale on the brand’s line. I would definitely encourage to give it a try. I mean, that is less than one Starbucks!

I have just bought myself some of the Vanilla and Honey Bath & Shower Gel from the range as well as the Coconut and Acai Bath & Shower Gel, considering they are also only £2.49 each at the moment. I just wish there was a body moisturiser to try too, to help keep the scent on me longer!

All in all, I love the product and I would definitely recommend you give it a try. I have included a round up of the best points about the scrub below to give you a quick reminder of everything I mentioned in the blog.

Anyway bye for now & happy scrubbing!

Sam x

Best for:

  • Price (£2.49!)
  • Smell
  • Packaging

Downsides?

  • Not the best for exfoliation
  • Could improve on rest of product range