Friday, 13 May 2011

Wonder Goods : Top 3# Products of late


Evening my lovelies! Now it's a well known fact on my blog and amongst my friends IRL that I'm nothing short of a mug when it comes to beauty treatments, products and / or makeup. I'm utterly clueless. I don't usually have the time, effort, inclination or money to spend being excited about new make-up ranges (sorry). There's nothing wrong with that, but I'm the sort who'd much rather spend my wages on some nice grub or a pretty frock. My face and skin inevitably goes a little on the way side as a result.

BUT NOT TODAY. That's right. There is a product review on Jazzpad. Never thought you'd see that eh? Well, it's two-thirds stolen recommendations and then one lucky dip which has turned out to work miracles.

And so, you product-veterans out there and noobs just like me, these three products are the real deal.


1. Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion, Light-Sunkissed Look
From a tentative recommendation from the effortlessly beautiful Kate and the endlessly knowledgeable Nicoletta, I tried my hand at my first ever fake tanning. I've been seriously put off by the possibility of turning orange, but with almost-summer days tempting me of bare legs, I thought I could do with not looking so pasty. At £2.55 from Boots for a small bottle (didn't want to be too optimistic, mind) there first thing that hit me was the lovely smell. I hear most tanning lotions stink your bathroom out, but this is nothing of the sort, and is a lovely Apricot one. It's not too thick which lends for easy application, and within 5 minutes it was touch-dry. The morning after, no dirty sheets (no jokes please) and tadaaa... instant tan! I'm a teeny bit streaky around my ankles but I put that down to technique over the product itself. And I'm glad I didn't go for a darker shade as this is perfect! A definite bargain-must try!

2. Lee Stafford Treatment
The tagline is 'for hair which never grows past a certain length.' Mine can certainly get long (here's hoping) but it was more of the promise of strengthening and thickening which Fritha raved about which attracted me. She insists that even after the first use her hair felt thicker, which I can definitely concur with. I have such fine hair and it's amazing what a difference this product has made after only three washes. For £7 it's definitely more pricey for me for what is essentially a haircare luxury, and when it recommends slathering on about as much as an 'egg' every use, it probably only lasts about 5 or 6 washes. But for just over a pound a go and for healthier, stronger hair it's a bargain in comparison with extensions. I'll be buying it again for sure.

3. Clean & Clear Advantage Quick Clear Spot Treatment Gel
Last but by no means least, for all of your who offered your suggestions to my skin problems, I might have found something which helps. This little tube of translucent cream is designed to target problem spots, and claims to reduce redness in 4 fours. Well, for my troublesome face, that time was halved, and I have found that anywhere I have applied the gel has resisted getting spots since! Marvelous!

Do let me know if you too try and test out these products, and similarly, what are you raving about of late? I am newly willing to try out new treatments. xox

18 comments:

  1. Oooh it was lovely to read through this review Claire! I too am at a complete loss when it comes to skincare [shameful] but today i treated myself to a lush facemask..will probs do a review too so keep an eye out :) I'm v tempted by that spot treatment, before this i was a little wary of them as i have sensitive skin, but it sounds like they do a pretty good [and quick] job..woo!
    x

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  2. ooh thanks for the tip for the hair stuff, I am definitely going to buy some of that!!

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  3. i am so stupidly pale that i don't think it'd even look real if i tried fake tan (yes, i am the epitome of all those essex girl stereotypes), but maybe one of these moisturisers might actually look vaguely natural. xo

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com

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  4. yaaay good for you trying out tanning and thanks for the mention. If you only got a little streaking round the ankles then id say its brilliant for the first time. My first atempt was awful lol x

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  5. Oooh that's great about the spot treatment. I don't get them very often but it's worth having this in the cupboard for times in need! Anyway, love the sound of that Lee Stafford stuff, heard such great things and I just might give it a go too. I don't have fine hair but mine is prone to split ends and it it strengthens, that's fab!

    Anyway, yes keep me updated about potentially Brum meet ups in the Summer, I am well up for it :)

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  6. Ooh, I love reviews, always good to get a heads up on new products to try :) I've used the Garnier Summer Body Lotion before (actually I've tried most of those self tan moisturisers) & I really liked it, lovely smell & a good colour too, as some tend to go really orange. I use the L'Oreal Sublime Bronze gel now, which has some instant colour but also develops over time...I bought some last year which lasted all summer, bargain! :)

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  7. Yay, glad you like the hair stuff. By the way, you don't need to put nearly as much as it says in. I use a kind of, um, four-finger medium-sized scoop's worth (clear as mud that) and them just spend a couple of minutes spreading it through all of my hair, and it still works fine. I made my pot last about 6 weeks using it three times a week.

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  8. That Clean and Clear gel worked miracles for me as well! Good choices :)

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  9. I love this Garnier stuff! I relied on it all last summer and the shade is just right for a "pale and interesting" like me. Looks very natural. I've heard very good things about the Lee Stafford stuff too, though it doesn't really apply to me :) xx

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  10. that is the tan lotion i use too when i eventually get around to it. have just been staying pale so far, i just hate the smell!

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  11. The Body Shop's Foaming Tea Tree Oil Cleanser is very good. My skin's quite oily, but often decides to have random dry patches or break-outs, but this cleanser deals with it all pretty well.
    With the self-tan streaking, did you use a tanning mitt? That helps with even colouring, as does being well exfoliated.

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  12. I love garnier summerbody! I live by it in the summer, saves my pasty legs time after time. A few tips I have is use a mitt to apply it, you can get one in Primark, and try to apply it everyday, if you leave it for a few days it starts to streaky :)
    Sophie
    x

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  13. im much like you claire am not really into make up and beauty but love it when a product really works! may have to try that spot treatment myself x
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  14. I really like the Neutrogena spot treatment too, it's fab! :)

    Maria xxx

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  15. This is the second blog post I've read today that gave rave review to that Lee Stafford stuff - must give it a try!

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  16. lee stafford hair products smell SO good! i hope you're coming down to laaandaan soon :) xx

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  17. I have just started using the lee stafford treatment and was unsure about it, I've only used it 2 or 3 times and dont know if ive noticed a difference yet but I'm gonna stick with it! :) this was a great wee post missus, I am a bit clueless when it comes to skincare so I'd love to see you do more of these! I think your opinion and review would be more genuine than these beauty bloggers who often get sent stuff for free! :p xx

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  18. yesssss ive been waiting for someone to actually say the lee stafford stuff works,deffo going out to buy this :D

    kate xo

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