I was a little bit lazy with Pamper Sunday towards the end of last year, so this year I'm totally on it. The basic idea is that on Sunday evening you take an hour, or less - or more! - whatever you can get really, and spend that time completely on yourself - primping, preening, scrubbing and generally just relaxing with some lovely beauty products.
It could be something new you've bought this week and really want to try, or just an old favourite that you don't often get time to use - whatever you like! If you come across a product you think is uh-mayyyyzzzzing and want to recommend it to the rest of the blogging community, use the hashtag #PamperSunday on Twitter and let us all know. You might even want to link it to your blog. So, who's in? Good. Let's begin :)
Nip+Fab Laser Fix in a Box
Yes I know I keep harping on about N+F, and no I am definitely not on commission, sponsored or in any way endorsed by the company, I just love their products. I spotted this set on the Nip+Fab website a while ago and since it contains a few products I really wanted to try - the Glycolic Scrub being one of them - I made a mental note to keep an eye out for it in the sales. And....Happy days!! If you head on over here you can grab this beauty for half price. Woop!
OK, so the kit contains:
Glycolic Scrub Fix (30ml)
Glycolic Fix Cleanser (120ml)
Instant Radiance Wrinkle Fix (30ml)
Overnight Wrinkle Fix (30ml)
And a snazzy toweling hairband.
I used the cleanser first which has a sort of gel consistency. After rinsing it made my skin feel really clean and fresh, and seemed to remove all of my makeup easily. As I have combination skin and an oily t-zone, I often find cleansers either leave my skin feeling tight and dry, or aren't up to the job of removing oil and makeup. This one just left it feeling, well, clean. Thumbs up!
As I said before, I was really looking forward to trying the Glycolic Scrub Fix. This baby has 3% glycolic acid and salicylic acids to get rid of all that yucky dead skin. The beads are small but not sharp, so I felt I could really get into the difficult areas - around the nose etc - without too much trouble. The scrub has a sort of cooling feel to it which I like, too. I did notice when I rinsed it off though, that my face was a tad pink - which I expected given the ingredients, but also I think I may have scrubbed a little too vigorously.
On with Instant Radiance Wrinkle Fix. Due to my combo skin, I luckily don't have many wrinkles (yet!) but I could always use a little radiance. Who couldn't?! The texture of this is much thicker than my usual moisturiser, and I'm not sure if that's the reason why it felt a little greasy on my skin initially. It did sink in quickly though. I didn't notice any instant brightening effects but when I went downstairs the husband commented that I looked really 'fresh', so that's gotta be good, right?
I've been keeping the Overnight Fix next to my bed and applying last thing at night, and I do think my skin feels softer in the mornings now.
The head band has come in handy too - I can use it to keep my hair off my face whilst applying makeup, until I decide what to do with this bloomin' fringe of mine.
This is a great kit for Pamper Sunday - I do actually feel as thought I've been pampered after I've used it. Perfect! It could only be better if it was half price. Oh, wait...
Nip+Fab Kit Half Price Here
What are your favourite pamper products? Any recommendations? #PamperSunday
PS - Today I drew the winner of my Nip+Fab Winter Cherry Kit Giveaway using a complicated system (entering everyone into Random Name Picker, and letting it select someone), and I can announce that the winner is....Duh duh Duhhhh!!!...Katy @breadandbeautyx . Well done Katy, your lovely prize will be on it's way to you soon!
Thanks to everyone who entered...there will be more giveaways coming up!