It’s time for March’s mini’s of the month and I’m pretty excited for these ones! This month I’m trying products from Emma Hardie, NailsInc and The Body Shop. I’ve never tried anything from Emma Hardie or NailsInc before so I’m looking forward to indulging in new high end brands and (hopefully) giving my skin a treat! On to the products…
Now I’m no nail expert but isn’t this pretty expensive for a nail varnish!? I did get it in my M&S Beauty Advent Calendar so I guess it was bound to be a bit more of a high end one but you’d never catch me spending £11 on a nail varnish… sorry. But anyway, the NailInc Gel One Coat range claims to offer high shine, fast drying and a long lasting finish. It also contains something called “Biotin” which helps to strengthen the nails alongside giving them a pop of colour. The shade “Molten Star” is a lovely shiny gold with a subtle sparkle to it.
I’m usually awful at applying nail varnish due to steroid shakes and just a naturally unsteady hand but I found the brush on this made it quite easy to apply neatly. It wasn’t too big or too small and distributed just the right amount of product onto the nail, not making it go everywhere. It also dried unnaturally fast like to the point I was rubbing my nails TRYING to get it to move as I was baffled and it didn’t. This is definitely the varnish for beginners and nail smudgers like me. I honestly probably wouldn’t get enough use out of it for the price tag but for someone who really wants to get into nails, I think it’s a great investment!
I’ve been told time and time again to try the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and I still haven’t. I think this is the closest I will get as I just can’t justify the price when half the time I don’t even wear makeup anymore! This is also about double the price of the Liz Earle one full size so I imagine it’s even more luxury if that’s anything to go by. I absolutely love the packaging and how cute the little pot is, the smell also slightly reminds me of The Body Shop’s moringa range which is really lovely.
I found it melted into the skin so unbelievably quickly on application and turned almost into a sort of thick oil. You don’t need to use much at all for this reason as it spreads around the face with ease and penetrates deep into the skin. This tiny pot had about 4 or 5 uses in it which was really impressive! My makeup quite literally slid off my face when using the cloth to remove it and left my skin feeling so deeply cleansed and soft. I would love to buy the full size of this and if I had the money then I wouldn’t give it a second thought.
Since working at The Body Shop a while back and getting to try quite a lot of their products, I’ve relied on their skincare. There has never been a product that I’ve disliked. There have been some that haven’t been entirely suitable for my skin but not everything will be as they have so many different ranges tailored for different skin types which is great. The Oils Of Life range is one of their best-selling and most expensive ranges to date. It contains 3 precious seed oils aswell as 7 essential oils so it’s perfect for putting all the nourishment back into the skin along with plumping and protecting. There’s an essence lotion, facial oil, day and night cream, eye cream and cleansing oil-in-gel in the range.
I adore the scent of this, the black cumin seed oil really shines through and it’s so relaxing when applied too. Despite it sinking into the skin beautifully I would recommend it more for at night as I don’t think It’d be suitable to apply before makeup. The oil is super rich and makes me feel like my skin is really glowing the morning after I’ve used it. Pair this with their himalayan charcoal mask and it’s like my perfect skin combination. I’d recommend this oil for any skin type to be honest, there is definitely a huge reason as to why it’s a best-seller!
March was a definite successful month of miniatures, I’m highly impressed with these and It’s made me really excited for next months offerings now! Have you tried any minis recently?