Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion Normal/Dry Review

Hello my lovelies! Today I’m going to be reviewing my new cleanser which I brought a few months back from boots. Having never tried a no7 skin care product before I didn’t really know what to expect but I had already heard some great reviews on the new beautiful skin range from a few youtubers. So, in desperate need of a new cleanser I snapped up the cleansing lotion for normal/dry skin, hoping for the best! The cleanser comes in a range of different skin types, so there is something for everyone.


You get a huge 200ml bottle, which sadly doesn’t fit into my skin care shelf so it has to lye on its side. Apart from that it is quiet chic and “nice” looking in my opinion, with a see through bottle so you can see how much you have left and a simple lilac and cream pump. The packaging really helps to correspond with what the product is actually all about, “1 simple step to perfectly clean, supple skin.” One thing I didn’t like about the packaging was it came with no lid but one of those fiddly tops that you turn to lock. I find with literally every no7 product you always have a massive long essay on the back about it, which obviously shows how much they believe their products work! However, I do like the extra information it provides unlike other cleansers.


  • The product itself takes off makeup really well and as promised , “1 easy step.” I don’t have to fuss with eye makeup remover or a wipe, this does the job perfectly!
  • It also has a very clean fresh scent that isn’t too strong which is perfect for my sensitive skin! Furthermore, I'm not really one for putting something smelly on my face anyway – it just puts me off.
  • This one could be debatable but the texture of the product is really thick and creamy which I like as I feel like it nourishes my dry skin and helps to hydrate it. Some people could find it too heavy but the cleanser comes in a range of skin types as mentioned earlier so I can see why this is targeted more towards the drier skin types.
  • You get what you pay for and more! The product does what it promises yet you still get a great cleanser for how much you paid! I'm surprised this isn’t in the £15-£20 mark!
  • It doesn't feel oily or greasy on your skin after.

  • Theres not many so I'm going to be a bit fussy and moan about the lid!
  • I find the product to be not very concentrated and you need a lot for your whole face. I usually use 5+ pumps of it which doesn’t sound like a lot but covers the whole cotton face pad.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  and a half /5
Recommend? Yes!
Repurchase? Yes!

Hasina X

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Life, Reflections, Moving forward

Oh lord, it definitely has been a while, apologies my lovelies! But I’m back and I’m sure as hell ready to ramble on about nothing, so you're in luck munchkins! In all seriousness, I’ve had a great time away (not saying I didn’t miss you guys because I did) it's really given me time to think about my future and what I want to do. So let’s have a DMC! I really should tell you what that is because we’re going to have a lot of these in the future! Deep, meaningful, conversation. Good luck reading this guys…

I've always been that person who just drifts through life (in the words of my science teacher, hi Mr. North if you’re reading this) and I thought maybe its time to stop drifting and land in a place called reality. If you asked me two months ago what I wanted to do with my life, who I waned to become and what my goals where I would have probably just rambled and made something up to be honest. I always change my mind and I’m also one of the most unpredictable people you'd meet. It frustrates me and god knows what it does to the people around me! I thought enough is enough. I asked myself things like what you enjoy, where do you see yourself in 10 years time etc. If there’s one thing I learnt sometimes its best not to search for answers, but to just let them find you in the midst of all the chaos, the biggest chaos that you'd come across - life.

People come and go, we move on and its done. Sounds simple, but somehow moving on isn’t as easy as it is spelt. I think I’ve found the answer (for me anyway). I've always hated goodbyes but sometimes goodbyes are for the best. Even though we don't want it to happen it does, because sometimes people come in to our lives just to open our eyes, teach us something new and to help us move forward. As soon as we learn our lesson, push ourselves forward and make ourselves better, the past drifts away. It sounds cheesy but seriously we shouldn’t cry because its over but smile because it happened. Smile because we learnt from it. Smile because it was great while it lasted. In all honesty, as long as you allow yourself to let go the rest will fall in place naturally. Your probably thinking what do I know? I’m a 14 year old girl with my whole life ahead of me, but that is exactly it! We all have our whole lives ahead of us, we all have a chance every day, every second, to be brand new.

As I said I did have a think about my future and the answer was staring me right in the face. What do I love doing? Talking! Which girl doesn’t right? But I seriously love doing this, writing, talking and I feel like I learn so much from it too. Sometimes I learn a lot from myself just blabbering on! Anyways, I have thought about journalism and I tried not to dream big but the world is really my oyster/lobster (thank you tracy beaker for confusing me)! So if you ask me where I see myself in 10 years time, I have a new, more certain response. New York,

Hasina xxxx