|Stuff looks so different without flash, doesn't it?|
I bought the Good Things cleanser recently but I was drawn to the skincare products from Sanctuary as they claim to deliver salon results. My skin has been a little tired recently so I thought I'd indulge in some lavish (lavish for me anyway) skin care from Boots. I bought the hot cloth cleanser for £9.99 and if it's good enough it will replace my Liz Earle Hot cloth cleanser which I love. I also bought the deep cleansing facial cleanser and toner in the hopes they'll reduce the size of my pores (they were around £8.99 each).
There was also a 2 for £12 offer on Garnier products so I bought the tinted roll on for myself (and a day cream for my mum). I expected it to be like the Simple roll on which I liked for the cooling effect but did nothing at all. But I really prefer the Garnier roll on. It feels calming on puffy under eyes and it also has a concealer that is thin but has light coverage. The only thing I didn't like about it is the fact that there isn't a clear image of the shade colour on the packagaing. It is available in Light, Fair, Medium, and Medium-Medium Dark. I got it in Fair though I have medium skin tone but it worked out well for me. So far I like it as a concealer but I can't honestly see it working to reduce dark circles in the long run.
I also got some eye drops because I go back to work next week and I can see the early mornings causing some more red eyed days. And the last thing I picked up from Boots is a Nivea hand cream (all natural!).
I also took my standard trip to Holland and Barratt and this time picked up their Rose Otto cleanser and toner though I won't be able to review them for a while since I'll be trying Sanctuary Spa stuff first.
The Au Naturel palette (£6.99 - the price has increased!) has received some mixed reviews so far as the shades aren't as pigmented as the usual Sleek shimmer shades. Still, for matte shadows I think the quality is very impressive. I'm not a fan of the crumbly and dusty nature of the colours in the palette itself but on the lid the shades are excellent. I've added arrows next to the shimmery shades - the rest are matte. This would make a great gift for a neutral matte shadow fan.
The blush (named Suede, £4.20) is a little corally looking.
I've been very impressed with Sleek products recently. I hope, however, that their success doesn't cause them to keep increasing their prices - I love that they are so affordable, I'd prefer them to stay at high street prices.