Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tested and impressed

1. La Mer -the cleansing lotion:
When I am in our second home in the tropics I hardly ever use make up. No point really, by the end of the day it would have all melted away. However, I do surf a lot, swim, do all sorts of outdoors activities and use a lot of zinc and sunblocks. Last year on our way to Indonesia I shopped this beauty of a cleanser in the airport in Hong Kong. It has lasted me nearly a year. Great for removing anything that clog up your pores and back here in London where I can actually wear make up, it is doing a wonderful job. The cleanser seem to actually give my skin moisture and lock it in instead of stripping all the moisture off my face, like so many other cleansing products I have used.
I know one thing for sure: When this beauty does eventually run out I will be buying a new one. Expensive? Yes but when you think of the mileage you get out of it, the result you get with it,  it is worth every penny.

2. Chanel -Les Beiges
Coming from the tropics and spending winter here in London just really takes it toll on my skin. It goes dry, pale, I have all sorts of uneven skin colour due to years of being in the sun. The Chanel Les Beiges is a very, very good moisturiser with a bit of colour. I am it love with it. It makes my skin glow, my colour is even and even though I wake up looking like a ghost after I put this beauty on my skin illuminates health. Added confidence and feel good in a tube. 

3. By Terry -Terrybly growth booster mascara
So, I think I must have tried almost every mascara under the sun.
I had the YSL mascara faux sils and Dior's Diorshow mascara as semi favourites before I came across By Terry's Terrybly mascara. It stays on. Doesn't flake, doesn't make me into a panda by the end of the day and with my LaMer cleanser it comes off so easily. The wand is great, one coat will give you good volume and great black lashes, two coats will make your eyelashes thick and long, I have people come up to me and ask where I have my eyelash extensions done. I say By Terry. I have been using this one for the last three years. I think I finally found the mascara that is right for me. 

4. A. Vogel - Echinaforce
Now, this really really works.
I have been using a few drops every day for a year and where I would normally be sick in bed with the flu this past year I have only come close once, that was in Norway over Christmas where I stupidly forgot this little bottle.
My husband, who is hardly ever sick got the flu so bad before Christmas and I was thinking it is only a matter of hours before I get it too, as normally I get anything that goes. Anything but with the extra help of the Echinaforce I've stayed clear. Love it. 

It should be noted no one paid me to give any of the above reviews.
These products are all tested and tried by me and these are products that I would warmly recommend anyone wanting to try something new. 


  1. These all look and sound like great products. Definitely want to try out that mascara....3 years is a long time to spend with one product, so it must be good!

    Clothes & Quotes

  2. We love La Mer products!! Everything else sounds amazing as well, and we want to try the mascara for sure!

    xx 365Hangers

  3. Thank for posting about these products. I definitely want to try a few.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  4. I love La Mer!!


  5. I so want to try the La Mer eye balm for puffiness I hear it works.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  6. loved the review! I'm such a sucker for beauty products! great photographs as well!