19 November 2014

Faking a good night's sleep

Super Facialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Illuminate Eye Cream and Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Illuminate Eye Cream - £7.99*
Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel - £14*

Super Facialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Illuminate Eye Cream
Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel

Recently I haven't been sleeping very well. I don't know what it is but the other week I was awake until 4am and then the following week up until 1.30am. I'm not sure what's going on but lack of sleep equals bags under the eyes and that means I'm on a bit of a mission to at least fake a good night's sleep.

Thankfully no one has said anything about me looking tired at all and I'm putting that down to these two eye products, which I've been testing out recently. It could be that people are just too polite but I'd like to think it's down to the products. I was sent them both at the same time so I thought I'd try one on each eye and see how I got on.

The Neroli Firming Illuminate Eye Cream is the more budget friendly of the two creams. It's quite a thin cream, almost serum like, but it sinks in within seconds and leaves the skin round the eye area feeling really freshed and brightened. It also includes Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter, making it intensely moisturising.

The Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel is the more expensive of the two creams. It seems a lot thicker but still applies beautifully and sinks in like a dream. It's also great for sensitive skin like mine and aims to reduce puffiness and decongest the delicate eye area.

If I'm really honest these eye creams are just as good as one another. They have definitely helped in the quest to faking a good night's sleep. The Bioderma eye cream might be more suited to those working in the busy city thanks to its decongesting skills and the Una Brennan one might be better for anyone that's seeing a few fine lines appear, but overally they both do a brilliant job of making me look awake and half human so for that alone I'd definitely recommend giving one, or both, a try.

Have you tried either of these eye creams? Which eye cream are you loving at the moment?


*These products were sent to be for review purposes and I have given my honest opinion on them.
Cherry xo

17 November 2014

Flossy Style Cervo Black Houndstooth Plimsolls

Flossy Style Cervo Black Houndstooth Plimsolls
Flossy Style Cervo Black Houndstooth Plimsolls - £24.95*

Flossy Style Cervo Black Houndstooth Plimsolls
Flossy Style Cervo Black Houndstooth Plimsolls
Flossy Style Cervo Black Houndstooth Plimsolls

If there was ever the perfect pair of shoes to photograph, these are definitely them. I actually received these slip on plimsolls after winning a giveaway. I couldn't actually believe my luck if I'm honest, I never win anything.

Anyway, they recently arrived along with the monochrome nail shades and can of Batiste. I've never heard of the brand before but after checking out their website I'm actually reasonably impressed. From the giveaway picture I thought these would be much more skater shoe/VANS-like but they're actually really soft slip ons, almost feeling like slippers!

They're super duper comfortable as well. I'm loving these style of slip on shoes for this time of year, I think they're the perfect transitional shoe, especially when it's too hot for thick socks and boots but too cold for ballet pumps and sandals. They're quite true to size as well, which is great. I requested a size four but started worrying because my other slip on shoes come out quite big so I thought I'd need a three, luckily they fit perfectly and I'd definitely recommend checking out the brand - there's so many different colours, patterns and even styles to choose from. Definitely a new fave!

Have you tried Flossy shoes? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.


*The products featured in this post were won in a giveaway and I have given my honest review on them.
Cherry xo

7 November 2014

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Uplifting Volume

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Uplifting Volume
Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Uplifting Volume - £1.99


I'm sure I've mentioned before that in the past I haven't been a huge fan of dry shampoos. However, I recently discovered a powder dry shampoo from Lush, which I really loved, but having it in powder form is a bit messy and inconvenient sometimes so I was looking for an alternative that would be just as good.

While I was shopping recently I spotted a whole new range of dry shampoos from lots of different brands. It seems to be something all of the hair brands have ventured into recently but it was the Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Uplifting Volume that really stood out to me on the shelf, mainly because of it's bright, colourful packaging and the bargain price tag of £1.99.

It's a cute little bottle, perfect for popping in your handbag or travel bag if you need it on the move or into a backpack if you're off to a festival. It also has a lovely clean and fresh fragrance with a hint of citrus, which I absolutely love. There's also a pink version, which is rose scented and is just as lovely.

When I sprayed this on my unwashed hair it didn't leave it feeling sticky like many other dry shampoos do. It also didn't leave a residue or leave my hair with a grey tinge. What I really like about this dry shampoo is that is also acts as a product to add volume and after spraying this all over, it gave my roots some really great volume for the majority of the day. It left my hair feeling bigger and bouncier than usual so I'm really loving it at the moment. For £1.99 you can't go wrong with this and I would definitely recommend you check it out if, like me, you've always been wary of dry shampoos. I think I am officially converted now.

Have you tried the Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Uplifting Volume yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Cherry xo

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