I Am Afraid That My Addiction is Real

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mr C bought me a £25 gift card from one4allgiftcard.co.uk just because I have been feeling a bit meh.

I have this inexplicable joint pain in my hands (makes typing sooo fun), feet and other random joints, and pain just wears you down so my sense of burnout has been right on the edge for a while now.

He thought, quite rightly, that a little splurge on just me would make me feel better.

I thought long and hard about how to spend my little windfall; where and how I could get the most bang for my buck, as it were. There were a few choices but after an unreasonable amount of time spent internally debating the matter, I chose Feelunique.com.

It was my first time shopping through the site, which I found easy to navigate and actually quite fun to explore.

I bought three things.

A cleanser, another cleanser and, well, another cleanser. Do you see a theme here?

I know that my last purchase was REN and Emma Hardy, but I wanted to mix it up a bit and get to know some other brands.

The Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion 75ml was £10.50. It was bought based on a recommendation by Ruth Crilly's Best Beauty for New Mums video; mainly because she said you can tissue it off if needs must.

It is a "natural product" designed for sensitive skin and is fragrance free but if I smell it, I smell alcohol, which is the 4th ingredient (I checked the inci list only after smelling it). 
It claims to protect skin from drying out but when I tried it out my skin felt quite tight. I will however give it a chance and see how we go. 

The Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 75ml was £8.50. The brand seems to be quite popular so I thought I would see if the cleanser would work for me. Clearly, more research was required because I do not use foaming cleansers and I did not notice that it is a foaming cleanser. It has a ton of ingredients I am not happy with including parabens, alcohols in various form and even straight up salt. All the lovely ingredients they mention at the front of the packaging are right at the bottom of a very long inci list. I will, however, in the interests of science give this cleanser a try. It may change my life, although signs do not point in that direction. That being said, the scent isn't bad and the gel texture feels nice on my finger tips. Clearly this will be a first cleanse situation only. 

The Balm Balm Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm 30ml was £9.00. This is a brand and a product I had literally never hear of so I wanted to be adventurous and try something genuinely knew to me. I did not think it would be so tiny. It is the polar opposite of the Kiehl's. 100% certified organic with some lovely sounding ingredients. It does contain shea butter, but that doesn't worry me. It is also a cleanser so it won't stay on the skin and break you out if you are prone. The consistency is a balm which melts into an oily texture between my fingers and smells of beeswax which I think is really nice. I have high hopes for this one. There is a 60ml tub for £16.50, so it may work as an alternative for Emma Hardy; not a replacement, an alternative.

So, you though that was the end?

Three little things bought. No big deal.

So, um no. There's more.

First is a repurchase . Seche Perfect Nail Rebuild 14ml from Amazon at £5.98. I love it. It does wonderful things to my nails.

Then there's the Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder. I needed a powder. this one cost me £3.15. I've never used it. I thought I'd try it.

I went to Boots with my mum about a month ago and we got some Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix night pads and some post-glycolic fix moisturiser. Verrrry nice. I truly love the citrucy smell of the moisturiser. They also work really well. They are not insanely priced and they are lovely. so win!

And then, to top it all off, I got myself a Birchbox. I got the July one and it came a with a free August one. I was super impressed. I have bought a Glossybox before and was disappointed. This was a different ball game entirely. There were some really nice bits and pieces and I will definitely repurchase one the next time I have a desperate need to buy a beauty box.

That is all. and now that I put it all in one place, that is a lot. I think I will enjoy trying out my new goodies and pause on the buying for now, but as you can see, the addiction is profound.

What are your recent purchases. Loves? Fails? Let me know!

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