A cleanser mainstay

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

omorovicza 775

We all have those moments, where we decided to stray from favourites and flirt with new beauty bits, ones you've read on blogs, seen in magazines and so on. I know I certainly do. Looking at my beauty cupboard, I have four cleansers. FOUR. Well, four and the tiny remnants of a tube.

There is only one however that I refuse to be without, and that's the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm. Luxurious and rich in skin-goodness, it is packed with minerals and mud from Hungarian thermal waters which help decongest and purify your skin while still dealing out some moisture. Not only does it have mud that draws out impurities, it's got jojoba and sweet almond oil, both of which I have found in the past really good natural healers for any blemishes I have.

Now, the kicker is that this is not cheap. Ohh ho ho no. Coming in at £46 a pop, you might very well back away from it altogether. But, considering the quality of its ingredients, and the fact that a little goes a long way, see it as an investment. I would never use it as my first cleanse because of this, and use it as the cleanser I want working on my skin after my day's face has come off. Whenever I have blemishes, I sometimes scoop out the same amount I would normally use, massage it in and leave it to sit for a bit to let it do its thing a bit more.  If you have problems with blemishes or redness, then this is definitely one to try.

The Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm is available at SpaceNK, Cult Beauty and Liberty.

Diptyque Rosafolia

Sunday, 15 March 2015

rosafolia 775

Valentine's Day rolled round this year and was fairly uneventful for me as per usual, what with the fact that the other half always works nights at weekends. One of the highlights for me though is the annual Diptyque celebration of love, which I held off burning until recently because I was scared of ruining that beautiful white wax candle. And seeing my money evaporate away into the ether.

My thoughts on the candle: so prettyyyyyyyy!! Both the box and the jar itself are gorgeous, with an ivy and rose motif printed all over. It's a much more vibrant look than last year's Rosa Mundi offering, which I absolutely adored and obsessed over. The print gives away a lot about the smell, a greener and fresher take on the standard Rose scent.

The only thing is, I have not one, but two problems with this candle. Firstly, the jar feels so thin and fragile, compared to the usual jars Diptyque come in. Dare I say it, it feels....cheap, almost as if they used up the budget on each candle on the print and cut corners on the jar. Secondly, the throw. The throw is terrible in my opinion. I live in a dinky flat and could barely smell the candle the first time I burnt it, only noticing it when I walked next to it. The second time there was some improvement, but barely. If I'm spending £40 plus on a candle, I want to be smacked in the face with the smell and left with my jaw on the ground, not daring myself to see how close to a naked flame I can put my face just to get some perfume scented highs.

So, my thoughts overall? A pretty and pleasant enough candle, but am I keen to go and buy a spare before it's too late? No, I think I'll be saving those pennies, and try to avoid sending them off into the ether with the smoke.