balance Me Extra Care Wonder Eye Cream

As many of you know I’m forever on the search for fabulous eye creams, mainly because my dark circles continue to infuriate me! balance Me is a brand I found on my search for paraben-free and high-quality products with natural ingredients. The Wonder Eye Cream is one of the best eye care products I have found, with a focus on hydration and reducing dark circles. The ingredients are lovely and the results excellent – the hydration especially, despite being a light-feeling cream.  A brightening of the eye area and conditioned skin were noticeable within days, and my eye area really felt cared for. At £20 for 15ml the price is very competitive with similar brands and mine lasted approx 12-13 weeks using it twice a day most days. If hydration and slight dark circles are an issue for you, then this is definitely one to try 🙂 Available from: John Lewis LookFantastic Pin...

Holiday Time! Packing Frenzy!

Off on my hols in a couple of days… two weeks this time, which means a lot of considered packing! My first thoughts are what’s going in my make-up bag… so what have I got?! First and foremost it’s travel sizes wherever possible – hoping that the travel sizes are generous to enough to not consider taking two of everything or ditching them entirely for full sizes… Having recently become an Arbonne consultant, I was delighted to find a travel set of their RE9 skincare range, I was even more delighted when it arrived to see how much they managed to cram in to the cute little gold bag 🙂 It’s got pretty much everything: Smoothing Facial Cleanser 30ml Regenerating Toner 18ml Corrective Eye Creme 5ml Intensive Renewal Serum 8ml Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Night Repair Creme 7ml Age-Defying Neck Cream 14ml Instant Lift Gel 8ml Nourishing Body Wash 60ml Firming Body Creme 58ml Pretty good, huh?!  This set was £37 with a £90 spend, so you do have to order a bit to get such a great set, but if you’re using Arbonne products already this is definitely a set to go for. So skincare and a bit of bodycare is sorted… make-up next! Still some Arbonne for Tinted Moisturiser, Concealer and Mineral Powder Foundation – great bases that all work together.  I will probably take my Makeup Primer too, but all these are full sizes, so that may have to stay behind (ok, it won’t, I’ll find space in a shoe or something!). Eyeshadow-wise it’ll be my Smashbox Smokebox...

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Creme

Well, what can we say? We love this eye cream! It’s a light lotion and it absorbs easily into the skin without the need to pat or drag or rub it in. At £44 for 15ml it seems a lot to spend, but you only need a tiny amount – we think you’ll find this lasts a lot longer than other brand’s 10ml or 15ml pots and tubes.  A recent bottle lasted 4 months using twice a day. Within a week we noticed results, especially on dark circles, and the area around the eye was smoother and brighter. Botanical ingredients, such as marine lavender, algae extract and alfalfa seed extract are obviously making a difference here compared to other brands. We love it and we think you’ll see a difference – give it a try! A winning product at the 2012 Natural Health Magazine Awards – fully deserved we say! Available from Arbonne Independent Consultant Lisa Batty Updated: July 2013 Pin...

Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Eye Cream

We had mixed reports on this one… some found it to be exactly what they needed, especially for visibly reducing wrinkles (as it says on the box), but others felt it didn’t do enough, some found no change at all. Overall, testers agreed that the texture was good and the cream absorbs well into the skin. It was also noted that the cream felt protective, yet not clogging. Recommended for ages 35+. Available from: Asda Boots Ocado Sainsburys Superdrug Tesco Waitrose Pin...
Molton Brown Eye Rescue Ultracool

Molton Brown Eye Rescue Ultracool

This is a very nice gentle product made from natural ingredients. Most of us found it moisturised the eye area well, though only one person said they found it made a noticeable difference to dark circles. On one person, who often has problems with eye treatments, the product did irritate and made her skin slightly blotchy and itchy. Best for those who have dry skin and not recommended for those who have sensitive skin around the eyes. November 2013 Update: This product has been discontinued, similar products from the Molton Brown range are Vita B3 Eye Concentrate and Bright Vita Eye-energy Serum. Pin...