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Monday, 21 October 2013

Ta Dah! Celebrating British Beauty | No7 Inspiration Campaign

If you’re a reader of my blog it’s probably a given that you are interested in beauty (at least a little bit). For me makeup and beauty products are all about enhancing your features and making you feel good. I’m not one for plastering a tonne of slap on, but I have imperfections that I’d rather not share on a daily basis and it’s why I’m always thankful for the brands that make it their goal to help you feel better about yourself.

No7’s new campaign – Celebrating British beauty encapsulates everything I mentioned above and that makes me very happy indeed. A beauty campaign with no air-brushing or re-touching? Well, they’ve certainly got my attention. With women aged between 25 – 55 they’ve ‘street cast’ individuals from a mix of backgrounds to help discover a new look using their vast collection of vibrant cosmetics, reaching for products they perhaps wouldn’t have thought to try before in order to surprise themselves with how change can be a good thing.

Of course I wanted to get involved and try my hand at something new, so here are my products:
No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser. No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick in Cuckoo Coral. No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal/Oily Skin
Hot Cloth Cleansers aren’t something new to me, however I’ve only ever tried the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and trialling a new cleanser isn't something I take lightly - my skin isn't happy with most products, as you know. This one didn’t disappoint, with the beautifully crisp and minimalistic packaging alone I was swooning but the application is just as dreamy with a pump to save mess. The product itself literally melted away my makeup and didn’t leave me feeling greasy or oily at all – super soft and delicate. BIG thumbs up! Especially as I’m so often using power cleansers to control my breakouts, it’s nice to give it some nourishment every now and then.

I am very much a lover of high coverage foundations so I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and try my first ever BB cream. It sounds ridiculous but this is a big deal for me, stripping back a usually covered up face is more difficult than it probably should be. But...I am SO happy with the results. BB creams are aimed at fighting blemishes whilst helping to achieve a more even skintone by hiding imperfections. I opted for the ‘fair’ shade for normal/oily skin – the coverage has the perfect balance and the staying power is better than some of my high-end foundation choices. IN LOVE.

On the lips I wanted to opt for something subtle and pretty (not a usually for me) – after all this is my ‘stripped back’ look and I didn’t want some heavy vampy lip strutting its stuff this time around ;). The Sheer Temptation Lipsticks are true to their title, light in application whilst being super hydrating, bright and glossy. They’re not at all sticky and are made up with Theobroma Oil and Maxilip to help keep your lips healthy. It’s a full on love affair between us two...sorry Daniel.

And here I am!
Overall I’m so happy that I tried something different – it just goes to show that a little nudge of encouragement can go such a long way. Thank you No7 for creating such a wonderful campaign for us ladies, I for one am 100% grateful and behind the cause :)

I’d really love to know if you decide to take part and would love to see your looks if you do! Have a look on the Boots website here to see other ladies stories and how their new looks made them feel!


Beauty Street Style said...

The Sheer Lipstick looks amazing and I will definitely have to try the BB cream! Great blog post! x


liza prideaux said...

Gorgeous, I love the no7 BB cream it's a fav of mine and has just enough cover too.
Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

Sára Volemanová said...

I love using BB creams and it was big step for me too because I used to wear heavy foundation every day... and I don't even have bad skin, I have few pimples at the time... And now I hate feeling of heavy foundation on my skin :)

Rosie W said...

Wonderful look. I've heard such good things about the hot cloth cleanser than it's almost tempted me to buy without trying. I went to a Boots event in Bath a few weeks ago, and it really opened my eyes up to the wonder of No7. No more will those £5 off vouchers be going in the bin!

Sara Chergui said...

Lovely blog post !

Catherine said...

I love that lipstick on you! It's so flattering! :)
Catherine x | Brighton Girl

Eloise .D said...

Lovely look , I love the campaign they are running! Inspired me to go out and give them a try!

Eloise | simplynaturale xo

Makeup Monster said...

Gorgeous and love your makeup in the pic!

Charlotte Thomas said...

You look lovely! I actually just bought my first No7 skincare item today; cant wait to start using it!

Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com x

Emmie.. said...

I use the beautiful skin BB cream everyday and it's great!
It lasts ages too!
your skin looks amazing in the picture!

emmie xx


Amy Keeling said...

I've not tried the BB cream from No7 but I've heard such good things about it, along with their CC cream. The Hot Cloth Cleanser is great and will last you such a long time :)
Amy x
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