Wednesday, 23 March 2016

March Currently Testing #2

I spend a lot of my time testing out products and so, to be honest, I was optimistic to think that I could even possibly fit all of March's currently testing items in one posts, and so here's number two. I try my best to just stick with these products over the month, but as I said - that's probably being optimistic. If you missed my first post you can find it here or, alternatively, just stick around and see what post number 2 brings.

First up for the second instalment of this month are a shower gel and a body lotion in the Coconut smell from the lovely Urtekram. These will cost you just shy of £9 each on Amazon, but they're amazing. I love having matching smells anyway, but I can use both of these without feeling like I'm just been baked into a Macaroon. I imagine this is a natural coconut smell because it definitely isn't a typically cosmetics coconut kind of smell, but I really like combining them together. The body lotion is pretty standard, but the shower gel lathers really well and seems to go pretty far, so a sound investment for less than a tenner.

Circ-Cell Skincare sent me two things to try for this month and, I'll be honest, I was going to leave them a few weeks but they looks so cute that I just couldn't resist getting them into my skincare bag right now; and so I've been testing out their Dramatic Lightening Potion and their Vitamin C Ampoules. Now I've heard a lot about this high end skincare brand, but I'll be honest - I had a major double take in the library when I looked to see just how luxury that we're talking. This stuff doesn't come in cheap, with the Lightening Potion and The Ampoules coming in at $180 and $160 respectively; but I guess that's the price you pay to look after your skin (maybe?). These are good; although my skin doesn't need lightening, the potion has definitely evened out my already super pale skin and the Ampoules contain a soft really blendable serum - as for if they're worth over $300 combined? Well, I'll get back to you on that one when I've tried them out for a little longer.

I've also been trying out the Okko Skincare Natural Body Balm in Lavender and Clary Sage, which is a lot more affordable £15. I'm in love with this stuff - it's a body balm in a stick form and so it's easy to rub straight onto your body and then move on; it's not oily or greasy and although the smell is definitely there; the lavender isn't overpowering which is always good in my book. I have to say that this is particularly good for concentrated areas of skin as the stick is a little small, and so I've been using it to rub on my scars and get a really intense moisture boost into them. This is well worth the £15, but don't push the stick up too far as you can push it back in manually, but it all gets a little messy (they did warn me in a leaflet that came with the balm, but as per usual I forgot.)

Last up is this adorable nail kit from Nailtiques containing their formula 2 polish and a colour lacquer. The nail colour is great and opaque in one use and formula two is a fast drying base coat. To see any long term results I'll definitely have to test them some more - but I'll update you as and when!

Sammy xo.
Contains PR samples/items gifted to me by companies however all opinions are my own - please view my disclaimer for more information.

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