Well, it has taken me longer than I thought it would to get moved, unpacked and most things even put away. Plus, we didn’t have broadband here at the new flat until late last week! I didn’t realize how much I depend on the Internet until I could only access it with spotty coverage from my mobile phone. Yikes! But finally we feel like we are settling in to the new flat and hopefully a few more days of organizing will get things in hand.
Since moving can be so stressful, I decided that I needed a bit of a reward, so I did a little shopping at FeelUnique.com and have a few things on their way to me as I type. I didn’t get anything that exciting, but they were things I’ve been wanting to try. So, here’s what I got:
- Lancôme DreamTone Dark Spot Corrector, 01 Fair Skin Tone; £69.00
- DIORSKIN SCULPT Smoothing Lifting Concealer, Ivory 001; £21.00
- theBalm timeBalm Concealer, Lighter Than Light; £12.00
As you can tell from this combination, I’m trying rather hard to get my skin to look a bit better, more even and less splotchy. My skin has been looking pretty lousy lately, I’m not sure if it is just the stress from moving or (more likely) the lousy eating habits I’ve had for the last couple of weeks. Well, and I haven’t been exercising either. Given all of that, it’s not surprising that my skin looks so horrible, I guess. Of course, I also have a few pigmentation problems from past sunburns and such. I’ve decided that it is best to do something more long term to conquer the pigmentation problems as well as the natural dullness that comes with getting older. In concert with that, I’m also trying to find a really great concealer for the splotchiness and the dark circles under my eyes. Hopefully, this will help my skin look beautiful and lovely and not like I have a bunch of makeup piled on my face covering yucky skin.
I’ve read really good things about the Lancome DreamTone Dark Spot Corrector and I truly hope it lives up to all the hype. You have to pick from three different skin tones – fair, medium, and dark. Presumably/hopefully, this is because they are truly targeting things differently for the different skin tones. In a test with 209 women they found that:
- 70% saw a visible reduction in Dark Spots.
- 84% saw a visible improvement in Skin Tone.
- 80% saw a visible reduction in Colour Irregularities.
All of that sounds really great and makes me quite hopeful. I’m going to do some photos so that I can track its effectiveness and then write up a post or two to let everyone know if it actually seems to work or not. But I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed!
As far as the concealers go, I read a lot of reviews and information. I ended up choosing two that seemed to get good reviews and were in two different price ranges. Certainly it would be great if the cheaper choice from theBalm worked really well and was a great option because who doesn’t like paying less for things that work well really. And it does get really great reviews. However, so does the Dior product, which is almost twice as much, naturally. I can’t wait to see which concealer works best for me and my skin.
The other great thing that I discovered when I placed my order is that FeelUnique.com is now offering three free samples with your order of £30.00 or more. And not only that, but you get to choose! I was able to choose my three free samples from a selection of six. Three were perfume and three were skin care products. I’m not big on wearing perfume, so I went for the skincare products:
- Caudalie Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask
- Darphin Fibrogene Dry Skin
- Darphin Predermine Firming Wrinkle Repair Serum Complimentary Sample 2ml
I love being able to try new things and these little samples are the perfect way to do that. I’m really pleased that FeelUnique.com started doing this because they are more top choice for purchasing cosmetics, skin care, and hair products. So, you can get three samples and free shipping. How can you not like that?
As a result of moving, my new project is organizing all of my makeup, skin care, hair products, and such. I’ve been keeping all of my stuff in a couple of makeup bags for more than nine months while we were, so it will be great to have them out where I can actually see what I have. Plus, I was reunited with all of the things I had in storage. I found a few brand new things that I had forgotten about even. It was almost like Christmas or my birthday! It’s hard to find something that will keep things covered that require that but also make things nicely accessible and easy to find. I’m still searching for the perfect thing though. So far my favourite solution is a toolbox. Yes, like you would keep a hammer and screw driver in normally. It’s certainly not glamorous but they have the right type of compartments and can keep everything together in one handy place. But I’m still looking for something that might be more girlie.