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!