Wednesday 30 July 2014

Balance Me BB Perfection Face Cream SPF25 from my Pure

I received a bottle of Balance Me BB Perfection Face Cream SPF25 free of charge from My Pure, in return for an honest review.

When I read the description for this product, I just knew I had to try it as it sounded too good to be true ...
'Smooth away imperfections, address uneven skin tone and give your skin a flawless finish with our illuminating, plumping and radiance-enhancing BB cream with a naturally anti-ageing SPF25 to protect against UVA and UVB and anti-oxidant care.
BB cream is a high-tech formula designed to create a naturally active daily skin perfector that leaves skin radiant and glowing, thanks to our sophisticated mineral-based tint. To support the structure of your skin and to smooth away signs of daily wear and tear, our SPF 25 BB cream contains an innovative natural titanium dioxide-based sun filter to block out both UVA and UVB rays. Our hand-picked ingredients were chosen to both enhance the activity of our sun filter and boost complexions. Blended Abyssinian and rosehip oils with anti-oxidant rich, collagen and elastin-boosting blackberry leaf extract to help firm and smooth the surface of the skin; the purest grade of hyaluronic acid to help plump and bind in moisture; spruce knot, lotus flower and violet seed extracts to help calm any redness to give you a beautifully even skin tone.'

As you can see, it really does sound like a miracle in a bottle so I had to see if it could produce the promised results. 

My confidence often takes a nosedive as I have ageing, tired, dry skin which is also uneven in skin tone, and as my face is the first thing people see,  I am constantly trying to find products which not only give great coverage, but are also kind to my skin. The bonus with the Balance Me BB cream is that it also contains SPF25 to give skin that bit of extra protection against UVA and UVB.

Inside the box is a 40ml tube with a screw off lid .....

I personally love the fine nosed nozzle as you're guaranteed not to squeeze too much out. I always (for some bizarre reason), have a sniff once the lids of any creams etc are opened and this one was no different. It was actually quite pleasant when smelled directly from the tube but was a little different when applying to my face. Not an unpleasant smell, but not a particularly nice one either, although I only noticed it directly upon application. 
I was absolutely amazed at the immediate results this provided skin looked practically flawless!! It felt nourished, moisturised and protected and gave me a huge spurt in confidence which my other half noticed immediately. I don't really wear much make-up and found that this worked really well when worn alone as it has a sophisticated mineral-based tint which gave my skin a lovely glow and instantly made it appear younger. It's such a subtly light cream that nobody need ever know you're wearing it. I did try this under make-up too just to get a varied review and it still worked superbly. I only applied once in the morning and it was sufficient enough to last all day.

I seriously loved this and feel that it should be renamed 'Girls' best friend' certainly shouldn't be without it!

Balance Me BB Perfection Face Cream SPF25 is available in a 40ml tube and costs £26.00 from My Pure.

Twinkle Toes Foot Balm from My pure

I received some Twinkle Toes Foot Balm free of charge from My Pure, in return for an honest review.

I've never used a foot balm before and was quite curious as to whether it actually made any difference to my tired, achy feet. As you all know, we've had some pretty hot weather lately here in the UK which means that the sandals are out and ultimately, so are the feet!

I, like many others, have been making the most of the fine weather but my feet really seem to be suffering. I'm quite pedantic about keeping dry skin at bay and pay particular attention to my feet. This balm is described as 'Great for nourishing dry feet, helping them to stay soft and supple,' so I couldn't wait to try it.

The tin holds 25g of foot balm and is simple to open. The balm itself somewhat resembles a firmer version of Vaseline and the minty smell hit immediately's actually quite a refreshing smell. You simply apply a small amount to your fingers, then massage it into your feet. I found that because my feet were quite hot at the time, the balm spread pretty easily and it didn't take a great amount to get a good coverage. Immediately after application, I could feel the relief it brought. My feet were instantly cooled and felt really soft ...even around the heel! I was amazed when I awoke the next day to find that my feet looked even more moisturised than normal and still felt soothed.
I've also used this after a day which consisted of alot of walking and didn't really think that anything would help relieve them, but I was wrong. This is quite the little miracle for tired, sore and achy feet as it does exactly what it says on the tin and brings that much needed comfort.

The core ingredients are Marigold Flowers, Coconut and Olive Oils, Beeswax and Essential oil of Lavender making this about as natural as you can get.

Gwdihw (Goody Hoo) Twinkle Toes Foot Balm comes in a 25g tin and costs a mere £4.49 from My Pure. A great buy if you ask me!!