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Friday, 12 August 2022

Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream - RRP £14.99

The brand describes the product as; "Enriched with restorative ingredients like algae extract, vitamin E, and squalene (an ingredient that hydrates and replenishes the moisture your skin once had), this rich moisture cream keeps skin nourished and hydrated while fending off signs of aging. Note: It is rich but not greasy. In fact, the smooth texture is rather dreamy. Oilier skin types can still use this moisturizer as a night cream or as their heavier wintertime moisture cream".

Pros

- Has vitamin E.
- Hydrating.
- Silky texture.
- Smells lovely.
- Sinks beautifully into the skin.

Cons

- Has a thick consistency.
- A little on the pricier side.

The Verdict

This is another of the brands products that I highly recommend trying. With it being on the pricier side, I can understand if you waited for it to be on an offer. This moisturiser has a thick, silky consistency, which won't be for everybody, and I'd steer this to being a few times a week or an everyday autumn and winter moisturiser. It is so lovely. I feel hydrated, smooth and it smells lovely. The perfect way to end my skincare routine before bed.

As always, thanks for reading...

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil - RRP £8.99

The brand describes the product as; "Most lip balms feel great when you apply them, but five minutes later you’re wondering why your lips feel dry again. It’s frustrating. That’s why we ditched the balm in favor of a more effective form: lip oil. It’s a moisturizing blend of jojoba, camellia, sesame and sunflower seed oils, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E that conditions and smooths chapped lips. Your lips will stay soft and hydrated with a subtle, healthy sheen (not a glossy shine). Most important, you can still feel the moisture on your lips even after the oil is fully absorbed. We’re confident you’ll be a lip oil convert, too". 

Pros

- Moisturising.
- Non sticky formula.
- Does feel like silk.
- Long lasting.
- Smells lovely.
- Helped my chapped lips.
- Love that it has Vitamin E.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This was one of the items I purchased in the 3 for 2 offer Boots had a few months ago. I didn't get on well with lip oils or lip balms as they always pile in the corners of my mouth and/or wear off easily. When Versed say "we're confident you'll be a lip oil convert too", they are 100% on the money. This is my new go to, I even purchased another to have in my bag for on the go. I've also found that this doesn't interact badly with lipstick, which is another positive for me. But, the brand does have these in different colours as a tinted lip oil, which I cannot wait to try next. I am a lip oil convert.

As always, thanks for reading...
Monday, 8 August 2022

Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream - RRP £14.99

The brand describes this product as; "Fight back against gravity with a little pot of peach perfection dedicated to the very area that starts to show those signs of aging first: your eyes. Made with line-smoothing algae extract, firming peptides, and deeply moisturizing olive oil, this Smoothing Eye Cream applies like butter and works overtime to improve the appearance of crow’s feet. It leaves a soft-focus finish with an illuminating effect (hello, instant brightening), thanks to mica (ethically sourced, of course)".

Pros

- Hydrating.
- Firming without feeling tight. 
- Sinks into the skin quick.
- Has a nice fresh smell.
- Smoothed texture that glides under the eyes.
- Brightening.

Cons

- On the pricier side.
- The consistency isn't going to be for everyone.

The Verdict

I purchased this on a whim. I really liked the Versed Skincare cleansing balm which I reviewed last year (click here to read) and as my usual eye cream was out of stock and there was a 3 for 2 offer, I thought why not. I am so glad I did. 
This has been a game changer for my under eyes. I have dark under eyes that are a little sunken, genetics. I can't do anything to fix them but this brightens, hydrates and firms them to the extent I feel more confident in my skin.  
I can see the price being off putting for some. I would highly recommend this product but would say to try it when on sale or as part of an offer. I found I had to really work with the texture. It's a thicker, gel-like consistency that feels like silk. The amount of product that has slid off my finger, but persevere, it's worth it.

As always, thanks for reading...
Sunday, 7 August 2022

Last weekend, my brother arrived back home for a visit. He and my dad managed to get tickets to the rugby as part of the Commonwealth Games. It's always nice having my brother home, even when he helps himself to my junk food stash. On Sunday we went out for a Sunday roast at a local pub. Well, everyone else had a traditional Sunday roast, I had a burger. It was such a lovely warm day so I didn't fancy a gravy dinner. Conversation, laughs and good food ensued. It was the perfect way to end last week.


During this week, I worked away at Novella Prints, at the blog, and generally tried to get back in the swing of things. On Wednesday, we had my little cousin with us for the day. We geeked out over Harry Potter, made stickers with the silhouette and took a trip to the local garden centre, where she got soaked from head to toe. Watching her running through the sprinklers, giggling...it makes you want to be carefree and just go for it.

Over the week, I released three of the twelve reviews for The August Review. I've been so happy with the response and hope you carry on following this series.


Through TikTok and YouTube, I've noticed a lot of shops have started to get their Halloween stock in and I've seen many tweets or comments proclaiming, Halloween already?! Yes! Halloween always! 
Seriously, with autumn just around the corner, I will be putting up a few Halloween posts for those who may need to plan in advance, as things like costumes can take time to make or time to find.

As always, thanks for reading...

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