W7 Delicious Palette: First Impressions and Review

I think you’ll all have realised by now that I’m OBSESSED with eyeshadow palettes. I definitely collect eyeshadow palettes but I’ll be honest, I usually opt for higher end palettes rather than drugstore ones and that isn’t because I don’t like cheaper eyeshadows, I just think the quality is usually better with higher end palettes.

I don’t usually show much interest in makeup dupes either but when I saw that W7 had released the ‘Delicious’ palette as a dupe for the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette, I knew I needed to try it!

So, how do the two compare?

Packaging

The packaging is designed so you can see the resemblance but it isn’t a direct copy, which I like.

As much as I love the suede packaging of the Anastasia palette, it’s highly impractical and mine is already ruined whereas the W7 palette has a smooth plastic packaging which wipes clean much easier.

Colours

It’s when you open the palette and see the colours that you realise that the W7 Delicious palette is definitely designed to imitate the Modern Renaissance Palette.

When I first opened the W7 palette, I didn’t think they were exactly the same in terms of colour selection but when I put the two next to each other, I soon realised they’re practically identical.

For some reason, I felt I had a better colour selection in the Anastasia palette and could do a whole eye look with that palette while I felt I couldn’t do that with the W7 palette. Maybe it’s the colour payoff that made me feel like that?

Pigmentation

I think it’s fair to say that the quality and pigmentation was always going to be a bit different between these two palettes because of the price difference.

The Anastasia palette is one of the best quality I’ve tried but in all fairness, for what I paid which was about £5, the W7 palette quality and pigmentation was not bad.

The colours definitely aren’t as intense but you do get a decent amount of colour pay off and they blend very easily.

This palette would be great for people just getting into doing eye makeup because the colours don’t apply too bright and boldly and blend out quite sheer which makes them very easy to work with.

Overall, I’d say the W7 palette is a great affordable purchase if you want beauty on a budget but if you’re after the quality and pigmentation of the Anastasia palette, I’d buy the original!

I hope you’ve found this useful, I’d love to know if you’ve tried both and how you think they compare!

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The Perfect Foundation? No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Review

Being an acne sufferer, I spend my life looking for the perfect foundation. I have tried so many different foundations from different brands and of different finishes and consistencies and although i’m a real fan of the MAC Studio Fix Fluid, I think the No7 Beautifully Matte may have become my new favourite.

I first tried the No7 Beautifully Matte foundation around a year ago and to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed when I first used it and didn’t pick it up again for a while. I started mixing it with the L’Oreal True Match foundation a while back and when that ran out, I just started using the No7 foundation alone and really fell in love with it.

This foundation is available from Boots only as No7 is a Boots own brand and it retails for £15.

I use the lightest shade ‘Calico’, which is a perfect shade for me, which isn’t surprising as they use one of those machines that colour match you to the right shade. It was the first time I had ever been matched using one of these machines and i’m really impressed with the accuracy of it because the shade is a perfect match.

Formula / Coverage

This foundation is a liquid consistency and is relatively thick as the coverage is quite high. No7 describe the foundation as a ‘medium/full’ coverage and I would definitely agree with this. The foundation is designed for normal to oily skin and seen as I have combination/oily skin, this foundation really works well for me.

The Finish

The foundation is described as a ‘all day velvet matte perfection’ finish and I think this is a good description for the finish. Considering I do have acne, this foundation makes my skin look so smooth and even and in turn I feel really confident wearing it.

Apart from the MAC foundation I use, no other foundations give me the same great coverage and finish as this foundation, so for the price I would highly recommend it if your skin is similar to mine.

I’d love to know which foundations you feel really great wearing, so let me know in the comments!

24 Hours in Manchester: Makeup, Style and Gluten Free Food

J bought me tickets to see Shrek the Musical at the Palace Theatre in Manchester as a Christmas present, so we decided to book a hotel and make a little city break out of it.

We stayed at a premier inn near the theatre, did some shopping, watched the show, had some great (maybe not so healthy) gluten and dairy free food and then headed to Old Trafford for the stadium tour (J’s part of the deal)!

I thought I’d share with you the makeup I used, clothes I wore and food I ate during 24-hours in Manchester as well as a little review of everything we got up to!

Makeup

I love going to the theatre and I love to get dressed up and make an effort when I get chance to go, so I decided to go quite glam with my makeup!

Below are the products I used for the look:

  • NYX Photo Ready Primer – Green
  • B by Superdrug Liquid Illuminator
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
  • Urban Decay Naked Concealer
  • Anastasia Cream Contour Kit
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Powder – Give Me Sun
  • Illamasqua Beyond Powder – OMG
  • Fleur De Force Brow Powder
  • MAC Studio Fix Concealer
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette
  • Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Lash Mascara
  • MAC Blankety Lipstick
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

I did my makeup pretty much the same next day but used the No7 Beautifully Matte foundation instead of the MAC one as I like that for daily wear.

Fashion

Like I said before, I wanted to get dressed up for the theatre but for me, dressing up is jeans and heels, so here is the look I wore for the show:

Jacket – Ted Baker

Black Cami Top – Matalan

Jeans – Next

Heels – Primark

Clutch Bag – Dorothy Perkins

Bracelet – Monica Vinader

Rings – Pandora

For the stadium tour, I wanted to be comfy and it was raining, so being warm and dry was important too!

This outfit is pretty standard for me:

I had the same next jeans on, a plain black top for Victoria’s Secret, white Converse, my black coat is Zara, scarf is Boohoo and the jewellery is all the same!

Food

Many of you will know that I’m gluten free and also have to try and be dairy free too, so being away from home can be tricky when it comes to eating but we had some really nice GF and DF food!

We got lunch from M&S food and Tesco, I had one of their ‘to go’ packs of cocktail sausages (GF and DF) and a pack of kettle chips!

For dinner we had Pizza Express and I had the GF base with tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella and pepperoni and for my first ever GF and DF pizza, it was so lovely!

Bit of a naughty breakfast before we headed home… McDonalds hash browns, they don’t have any gluten or dairy containing ingredients and cross contamination doesn’t pose a major threat (in my opinion) and I have no problem eating these (always research fast food, everyone is different)!

Shrek the Musical

I’m a musical lover so was couldn’t wait to see Shrek the Musical at the Palace Theatre in Manchester! I love the film and didn’t know what to expect from the stage show, but it was so entertaining, great for all ages and I’d highly recommend you try and get tickets while it’s touring!

Old Trafford Stadium Tour

J bought himself a voucher to do this tour and we decided to use it while we were in Manchester!

I’m not a football fan and don’t follow any team but J is a real united fan so he was so excited! The tour was fine for a non-football fan and I did enjoy it but from a real fan, J really loved it and would recommend it if you’re a supporter!

I hope you’ve found this interesting if you’re local to Manchester or have a trip coming up!

What are your favourite things to do in Manchester?

Tanya Burr Cosmetics – Selfie Lash Mascara: First Impressions and Review

I’ve noticed that these first impression and review posts are always really well received, so I’m trying to share my thoughts with you guys every time I try a new product.

I’ve tried quite a lot of bits from the Tanya Burr Cosmetics range and have always been really impressed, they don’t feel like a ‘celebrity makeup range’, but really good quality products.

Usually I buy the products as soon as they come out but when Tanya released the ‘selfie’ eye makeup collection, I didn’t buy straight away as I wasn’t convinced I actually needed the products as I had plenty of mascaras, I don’t wear eyeliner and I don’t use an eyebrow pencil.

I’d heard and seen amazing things about the ‘Selfie Lash’ Mascara and my current mascara was coming to an end, so I decided to pick it up and give it a go!

The Mascara is £7.99 and available in Superdrug, I think that price is really reasonable for a mascara, so I was happy to pay that!

Tanya had promoted the mascara as being lengthening, separating and voluminous and generally capable of giving you a false lash look!

I have pretty underwhelming lashes, they’re quite average, not the longest or thickest but not the worst either, but I’ve used this mascara twice now and so far, I’m really impressed!

Lengthening and separating is a definite yes, my lashes looked really long and you could see each individual lash was separated, which create a nice false lash effect and is the kind of mascara I like!

I wouldn’t say it is overly voluminous, my lashes didn’t look much thicker, but that’s fine for me as that isn’t the look I go for!

This mascara is only available in black but it is very black, which for me is essential as my lashes go blonde on the ends!

This didn’t transfer or flake off at all and lasted perfectly for hours, yet was really easy to remove when I needed to!

Overall, I’m so pleased I picked this up and would highly recommend if you want a lengthening mascara that won’t break the bank!

Has anyone else tried this? What did you think?

New In at Superdrug: Makeup

I was going to upload a post on my top tips for saving money but then I had a little spending accident on some new makeup products in Superdrug, so I thought I’d keep the saving post for another day and share my new purchases with you!

As a whole, I find buying makeup in Superdrug better than buying it at Boots, I think there’s a better range of brands and some more affordable ones, and I found so many products that were either new in or new to me at least so I had to give them a try!

B by Superdrug Brow Contour Kit

I’ve seen the B by Superdrug range before but never purchased anything but seeing as they’d had some new products in, I decided to try some!

The first thing I got was this brow contour kit as my current one is running a little low and this was on sale for £5.33, which I think is great value considering you get a wax, 2 brow powders and a cream highlight!

I’ve tried this once and it seems very pigmented and easy to blend but the colours are quite strong so I’d go in cautiously if you want a natural look!

B by Superdrug Eye Pigments (Carrie Lomas Collection)

I noticed they had a collaborative collection out with a makeup artist called Carrie Lomas and the products were all in really nice packaging and it looked like there was some really nice stuff!

I love loose eye pigments and I noticed there was 4 in this collection, so I picked up two shades at £3.33 each, I got ‘glamoflauge’ and ‘#itsthem’

I haven’t tried these yet but the colours look really nice!

Revolution Bake & Finish Loose Powder

I’ve tried Revolution products before and generally always been really impressed, I think their range is really modern and on-trend and they bring out some great products.

I’d been wanting a white/translucent baking powder for a while as I have the Ben Nye Banana Powder for baking but it’s too yellow for my skin tone, so I picked up this one for £5.

I haven’t tried this yet but I’ve heard some great reviews!

Revolution Liquid Highlighter Drops

Liquid highlighting drops are so popular at the moment and I didn’t have anything like this, so when I saw Revolution had a range of colours out for £6 each, I decided to pick one up.

I got the shade ‘rose gold’ and although I haven’t tried it yet, I’ve also heard these are great for both highlighting the face and mixing into foundation!

MUA Prism Strobe Cream

You may be starting to gather I went a little crazy on highlighting and illuminating products but I really don’t have any and wanted to try a few.

This strobe cream from MUA in the shade ‘sun beam’ was just £3, so I’ve decided to try it as a base for foundation and mixed into my foundation!

B by Superdrug Sheer Liquid Illuminator (Carrie Lomas Collection)

I believe this was about £6 and this one is designed as a base more than to be mixed with foundation and promises to add a natural glow to the skin.

I haven’t used a lot of the products yet but want to do a post on the best highlighting products soon, so hopefully some of these will be featured!

If you like the look of any of these, they’ll all be online at Superdrug!

Be sure to follow my Instagram (@lifewith_ellie) for reviews of the products as I use them!

At-Home Facial Routine

January is known for being the tightest month of the year when it comes to budgets, which means some of life’s luxuries have to take a step back for a few weeks while we all replenish our bank accounts.

The first thing I tend to lay off in January (as well as unnecessary supermarket trips) is beauty treatments and I try to find ways to do my favourite treatments at home.

Facials are a real luxury but they also have great benefits for your skin and relaxation, so at-home facials are a great way to save money while still treating your skin and relax after the stresses of the new year.

I learnt a thing or two about facials when I studied beauty and I’ve used those to create my own facial that is pretty close to the ones you’d get in the salons, so I’m going to share my top tips for at-home facials with you today!

Superficial Cleanse

The first step of you facial is what’s known as the superficial Cleanse which is essentially the first cleanse that removes makeup and surface dirt from the skin. My favourite products for this are either a simple micellar water like the Garnier one or the Your Good Skin Blemish Clearing Calming Cleanser.

Deep Cleanse

Next up is the deep Cleanse; this is the stage at which I like to choose a more intense and maybe more luxury feeling cleanser. This second Cleanse is designed to really clean and purify the skin so a Hot Cloth cleanser is a great choice like the Liz Earle or Your Good Skin!

Toner

When I trained in professional facials, the routine was to tone between every step but that can feel like a lot of toning so at home I tend to tone after all the key steps so once after my cleanses, then after exfoliating and then after mask. I like the Pixi Glow Tonic or Your Good Skin Pore Minimising Tonic!

Exfoliate

Now your skin is fresh and clean, it’s time to exfoliate to remove any deeply routed dirt and smooth your skin texture. It can be nice to make your own exfoliator but I actually really like the Garnier Daily Deep Pore Wash which has exfoliating beads.

Apply to the face with you hands using circular motions and keep massaging in for a few minutes.

Mask

Your skin should now be clean as can be so it’s time to start giving back to your skin and that’s where a mask comes in.

It’s important to choose a mask that suits your skin type and is going to offer your skin what it needs! Dry skin types should opt for a moisturising mask and oily skin types would be better with a purifying mask like a clay mask, or if you’re combination, you can put different masks on different parts of the face!

The Clarins Hydra Quench is nice for moisturising and the Superdrug’s own Deep Sea Clay mask is great for purifying!

Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes and take this time to lay back and relax! Remove with a fresh face cloth with warm water and tone again!

Moisturise

To complete the routine, you need to moisturise, even if you have oily skin, you can use a product suited for your skin type!

A facial at a salon would always include a massage but that isn’t quite as relaxing to do to yourself but if you do fancy going to extra mile, you could apply your moisturiser using a few massage techniques!

If you have an eye cream you like to use, you should also apply that now!

I hope you’ve found this helpful if you fancy an extra special pamper night or if you’re a regular visitor to the salon for a facial looking to save some money!

If you’d like to hear how to save money and do more professional style beauty treatments at home like brows or gel nails, let me know in the comments!

Luxury Beauty Products Worth The Money

I like to think I have a good balance of budget and high-end makeup in my collection but as much as I love a beauty bargain, I really do think some high-end makeup products are worth the price tag.

I’m going to be sharing with you my most highly rated premium makeup products that I think justify their price.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipsticks

Lipsticks are often something that people choose to treat themselves too because they feel like a more affordable luxury product, so if you’re looking to spend a little more on a lipstick, my recommendation would be one from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection by Charlotte Tilbury.

I have both ‘B*tch Perfect’ and ‘Penelope Pink’ from this collection and the formula is really soft and creamy, making it easy to apply and comfortable to wear, great for everyday use.

I also have ‘Kim KW’, which is from the Hot Lips collection and although I like that one too, the formula is dryer than those from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range, meaning I wear it less.

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Highlighters 

There’s some amazing highlighters on the high street, like the Tanya Burr ones that I always recommend, but i would say that if you have the budget to spend on a premium highlighter then the Illamasqua Beyond Powder highlighter in the shade ‘OMG’ would be my recommendation.

Not only do I love this highlighter myself but the makeup artist I use for special occasions also loves and uses this one! The colour is really versatile and the formula has great pigmentation.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

There’s so many high end eyeshadow palettes I could have included in this post that I think are worth the money, such as the Naked Heat or Violet Voss Holy Grail, but I’ve been so amazed by the Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverley Hills recently that I had to choose that one.

Although there’s some bold shades in the palette, the neutral shades will work for everyone and the brighter shades are ideal for special occasions or just experimenting.

The pigmentation and the way these shadows blend is the best I’ve seen in a palette and that’s why I think it’s worth the price tag.

Check out my full review on this palette here!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

If there’s any product that I think is worth investing in when it comes to makeup, that’s fixing products because they’re going to ensure that all your products stay in place.

The best one I’ve tried and think is worth every penny is the Urban Decay ‘All Nighter’ setting spray. This fixing spray is a light and comfortable consistency but doesn’t allow makeup to move all day until you come to remove it.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation 

Although there’s some amazing high street foundations including L’Oreal True Match and No7 Beautifully Matte, I think having a premium foundation in your collection is a good investment for nights out and other special occasions.

My favourite is the MAC Studio Fix Fluid and has been for years now. I have about 4 different shades in this formula for different times of the year and have used about 5 bottles of my daily shade because I just love it!

The coverage and finish is perfect for my skin, blends so easily and lasts all day!

Anastasia Beverley Hills Cream Contour Kit

If you’re keen to spend money on a contour palette then you can’t go wrong with the Anastasia Beverley Hills contour palettes.

They do both a cream and powder palette but I’ve only tried the cream palette but would recommend it to anyone who likes a strong yet well blended contour.

This product is good value for money because you get 3 contour and 3 highlight shades and they’re all so easy to work with that they’re perfect for amateurs and professionals.

I hope you’ve found this useful if you’re on the lookout for your next high end beauty buy or even if you’re trying to be a little more savvy when it comes to spending money on makeup and want to make the most of every penny.

I’d love to know what premium beauty products you think are worth the price tag, so share them in the comments!

Best Budget Beauty Buys

I think it’s fair to say that we’re all in the same position in January; trying to save for the upcoming year or maybe just still a little tight on money after Christmas, so it isn’t really the month to blow the budget on beauty bits.

I thought I’d share with you my top budget beauty buys that work as well as the premium versions but for a fraction of the cost, helping you maintain your usual beauty and makeup routines through January!

Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

Keeping up a good skincare routine is important all year round and many set themselves a New Year resolution to take better care of their skin, but skincare products can often be some of the most expensive items in our routines.

The Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser is a classic yet luxurious feeling hot cloth cleanser, perfect for everyday showers or special pamper nights. This hot cloth cleanser has a similar feel to the highly popular Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, however, this product is just £8.99 and comes with two muslin cloths, just like the Liz Earle product!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

I’ve mentioned this product a lot and it’s because it really is so good! For just £4.19 (available in Boots), this concealer has the coverage and consistency of some of the best-selling premium ones. Available in 4 shades, it may not work for every skin tone, but if one of the shades is a good match for you, then the coverage and blending power is amazing!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Setting powder is an essential step in many peoples makeup routines but when you choose the premium offerings, they can be quite expensive but the Rimmel Stay Matte powder is a well-known alternative to some of the high-end powders!

Available in Boots, Superdrug and many supermarkets and pharmacies for around £3.99, the Rimmel Stay Matte powder is available in a range of shades and is a light and comfortable setting powder that lasts all day!

Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder

Many of us are guilty of spending a little too much on highlighters because they have ‘the wow factor’ but the Tanya Burr Illuminating Powders have the same shine and shimmer as some of the best-selling high-end highlighters but for a fraction of the price!

Available in 3 shades: a champagne, a bronzer and a pink, there’s a colour to suit every skin tone and makeup look.

You can see my full review on these powders here!

Kiko Smart Fusion Lip Pencils

I tend to go for budget lip pencils anyway as I feel there’s no real need to spend all my budget on these and my favourites are the Kiko Smart Fusion Lip Pencil.

These creamy lip pencils last really well and are available in a range of shades, perfect for matching with any lip colour.

They last on the lips really well and are easy to sharpen so you can get the most out of them, and they cost just £2.50!

Tinted Vaseline

Vaseline is one of my top beauty buys all year round, and something I reach for all the time in Winter to avoid sore lips, as I think its better than any premium lip balm but if you’re trying to cut back on buying pricey lipsticks, tinted Vaseline is a great option!

The new Lulu Guinness Vaselines are tinted in various shades and make for a lovely moisturising lip colour!

I hope you’ve found this useful if you’re looking to get some new beauty bits without breaking the budget!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – First Impressions and Review

I’ve addressed my addiction to buying and collecting eyeshadow palettes before and I’m pleased to say there is now a new addition to my collection – the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette!

You may be thinking how late to the party I am with this one as this palette is old news to some now, but I wanted to let the hype die down before I made the purchase as I wanted to know if it was worth the money!

I was lucky enough to get this palette for Christmas and I was so excited to finally get my hands on it after dwelling on it for so long!

The packaging is stunning, the velvet/suede feel packaging isn’t something I’ve seen too many other brands do, so this palette looks really nice on display!

The Colours

The shade range was one of the reasons I held back buying this as I was unsure I would get any use out of some of the colours, such as the bold pinks, but the neutral and warm shades were enough to convince me I needed this!

I’ve fallen in love with the shade ‘Tempera’ for brow bone and inner corner highlighting but so far I’d say my hero shade of the palette is ‘Burnt Orange’; this is amazing as both a crease shade and blended all across the lid, depending on what look you want to create.

‘Raw Sienna’ is a great transition colour for the crease and base colour all across the lid.

The Quality

I have tried a lot of eyeshadows and thought I’d found some of the best quality there was to try, but it’s fair to say the pigmentation and quality of the shadows from Anastasia top them all.

The colour pay off on these shades is amazing, the colours come out on the lid so intensely yet thanks to the softness of the quality, they’re so blendable, making them easy to work with and wear.

I’d say I prefer the matte shades slightly more than the shimmers as I think the pigmentation and intensity of colour in the mattes is slightly better and I find those colours easier to work with.

I know you probably don’t need any more encouragement to purchase another eyeshadow palette, but I truly think every makeup lover, both amateur and professional need to purchase this palette!

You can purchase the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette from Beauty Bay for £43.00!

Your Good Skin 28 Day Challenge – My Experience

I partnered up with Your Good Skin over on Instagram to take part in their 28 Day Challenge! I’ve now completed my skincare challenge and decided it was time to share with you my thoughts and results!

I shared with you guys that I was doing the 28 day challenge with Your Good Skin a few weeks back and now I’ve completed it, so I thought I’d share with you my experience.

I joined up with Your Good Skin, a new skincare range available at Boots, made for women, by women; if you want to hear more about what the challenge and brand are about, check out my initial blog post here!

I created a full routine using just Your Good Skin products and the items I used were:

Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

Instant Hydration Rescue

Pore Minimising Tonic

Balancing Skin Concentrate

Blemish Clearing Calming Cream Cleanser

Oil Lifting Makeup Remover Wipes

Oil Lifting Makeup Remover Wipes

I used to be anti-makeup wipes, I never used them and never really liked them but I’ve finished this whole pack of 40 over the whole challenge because I actually liked these ones!

They work really well which is more than I can say for most makeup wipes I’ve tried!

These leave my face totally clean and clear of makeup which is all I really wanted them to do!

Pore Minimising Tonic

I never really used toners but this one is really nice. It aims to balance skin pH and minimise the appearance of pores; I used this morning and night and it just made my skin feel smoother and more refined.

Balancing Skin Concentrate

The Balancing Skin Concentrate is the hero product of the range and the one that has the potential to really make a difference to your skin.

I never usually use skin concentrates as I keep my skincare routine really basic but I’ve really enjoyed using this product since I received it.

This product feels so luxurious but really gentle and light on the skin and generally gives you a more balanced and refined skin tone and texture, I think this product has a lot to do with reducing the pain in my skin.

Instant Hydration Rescue

I’ve messed around with moisturisers for years and never really settled with one but the Instant Hydration Rescue is really nice.

You don’t need a lot of this product, hence it is quite small as a little goes a long way as it is quite intense.

The hydration of this product lasts around 12-hours and I can confirm I think that is accurate as I haven’t suffered with any of my usual dry patches.

Blemish Clearing Calming Cream Cleanser

I bought this product for myself after trying some of the items that I was sent as I wanted a cleanser for in the shower and decided this one would suit my skin best.

I think this product has a lot to do with reducing the redness and pain in my skin as it is a calming cleanser and the cream texture of the product is so gentle and soothing.

Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

I got sent this product as a Christmas present from the brand and I was so excited as I really wanted to try this after using some of the other products.

I love Hot Cloth cleansers and would go as far as to say this is a dupe for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser that everyone loves, including myself.

This product is great for removing makeup and cleaning your skin and feels really luxurious when you use it.

I tried to just use the Your Good Skin products to get the full results and considering how extensive the range is, it was easy to find the right product for every occasion.

I have quite bad acne and I also take a hormone pill which causes acne so it was fair to say that these products had their work cut out with my skin!

My skin was never going to be perfect but since using these products I have seen a decrease in how many spots I’m getting and my skin is nowhere near as painful as it used to be.

I used to get very red, inflamed blemishes that were painful and since using the Your Good Skin products, although I still get some blemishes, they’re a lot smaller and less dramatic and not painful at all.

I was never expecting fully clear skin so I’m actually really impressed with how much clearer it is and I imagine when I continue to use these products, my skin will continue to get better.

Overall, I am so happy I decided to work with Your Good Skin and take part in the 28 Day Challenge because I have been introduced to a great range of skincare products that I may not have otherwise tried and my skin has definitely benefited from using the products.

I am going to continue to use these products even though I have now finished the challenge and plan to pick up more products from the range!

If you want to check out my journey on the challenge, check out my instagram @elliepoolx or if you want to follow other people’s journeys, check out the hashtags #yourgoodskin and #28daychallenge.

If you’re ready to try some of the products, head in store or online to Boots to check out the range!

If you have any questions about the brand or the products, feel free to leave them in the comments or drop me a message!

* I partnered with Your Good Skin for an Instagram collaboration and was sent four products in return for Instagram coverage. This blog post is not sponsored and all opinion on both here and Instagram are my own.