Sunday, 6 December 2009

Neal's Yard and Laura Mercier Haul

NEAL'S YARD

I have used many products by Neal's Yard in the past and wanted to try some other products as I have had a good experience with them. Neal's yard is a company that believes that beauty should be more natural and less synthetic.

I wanted a night cream, and purchased the 'Vitamin E & Avocado night cream'. Which is an antioxidant cream for all skin types.

Price: £17.80 50ml


It is made with a blend of naturally nutritious wheatgerm and avocado oils and claims to help balance your skin whilst moisturising it, reducing redness and fighting signs of ageing. This moisturiser also contains comfrey extract to help skin regenerate and bring vitality back to a dull complexion.

Sounds good eh? (Hopefully, it will be.)



Ingredients:


Here's what it looks like, it looks quite rich, but absorbs easily.....



The staff are generally friendly and happy to give samples, so always get a sample to "try" before you "buy".

I was explaining that I had some acne scarring on my cheeks, the therapist advised me that rose hip seed oil massaged into the area will help. I was given a sample of the "Wild rose beauty balm" to use once or twice a week, it's the thick yellow paste. I also got a sample of the "Palmarosa serum" which is supposed to be applied daily to the area to reduce scars. I don't know if this will, and I certainly wont be able to tell from a few uses, so I guess it will remain a mystery if I don't purchase the full size.
However, I do own pure rose hip seed oil on its own that I purchased a while ago, so maybe I will try that once I am out of the samples.



Have you tried anything from Neal's Yard?


LAURA MERCIER

I have officially ran out of all of my liquid foundations and tinted moisturisers, so I finally purchased the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser after wanting it for some time. I opted for the oil free version, and my shade is 'Sand'. I will do a review on it after I have shown it some love! It better be good for £31.31 for 50ml.



Do you have any favourites from Laura Mercier?

27 comments:

Hi Maintenance said...

I love my LM tinted moisturizer!! I just apply powder on top (MUFE HD) to make it less shiny and I get loads of compliments!

City Girls Fashion Box said...

I love my Laura Mercier Cream blush in pink! very cute colour with long staying power! xxx

Computergirl said...

I also love Neals Yard. One of my toners I use is a spray toner by them. Natural products rock!
Emm a:)

Sarah x said...

I love LM Tinted moisturiser in the summer, I need more coverage in the winter, I also like her foundation and primer, but I usually order from ebay as it's pretty expensive at the counter. Love Neils Yard especially the one at Victoria station as it's so handy!

Mouldy Fruit said...

I work at Space NK, so have much love for Laura Mercier products, they are probably the most popular! I do think prices are a bit steep..! Enjoy
Love Zara
xxx

Style Demon said...

Yay, we are the same color! I'm sand aswell and I personally ADORE the LMTM. I dont wear anything on my face other than lotion, but when I go to a special event, I only think of two things: LMTM or MUFE HD.

Btw, Muhsine... dont think I'm vain for saying I dont wear makeup... I'm just 18 and feel like I'm too young still. lol. :)

Saltwater Dreams said...

Sand is my color as well...My favorite LM product would have to be the Black Violet eyeliner-perfect for bringing minty green out in the eyes. I also love the Antique Gold eyeshadow and Secret Camouflage concealer. Oh and the brow powder is an everyday staple--guess I us a lot of LM!! :)
You are so gorgeous!!!!

Iva said...

I love LM!! my fav is her tinted moisturizer!

Monica said...

Love this post!

Please PLEASE let me know how you get on with Neals Yard products for acne scarring and if you purchase the full sizes of the samples as I have tried soo many things for my horrid acne scarring.... :( xx

Lipstick Rules said...

I've yet to try anything from Laura Mercier. I want to try this foundation too!!

Name: Binia said...

i love love LOVE the LMTM, i wear it during the day set with a little powder so i dont turn into an oil slick!
and as for acne scarring, ive discovered my HG, miracle product! Dr. Hauschka's Revitalising Mask which i apply as a thin layer every night before bed - i no longer have breakouts, i only have to wear the aforemetnioned TM and i went out without makeup the other day for the first time in 5yrs!

sorry for the rant! i wrote abit about it on my blog if you want more info!

Shiba said...

I really wanna get the LM tinted moisturiser! thanks for this post :D

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Marta said...

If you are prone to acne, i would advise NOT using those neils yard products!!!

check out this website
http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm

that moisturizer has some pretty bad ingredients!

Dylana said...

I love the creme lipsticks from Laura Mercier!

Lovely blog!

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tina_mbc said...

Looking forward to your review if the LM tinted moisturiser - if it works for you, then I really should look into it (oily T zone here)!

xxx

Monica said...

I haven't tried Neal Yards in years (I can't remember what I used either) but I've been wanting to use NY again! As for the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, its on my wishlist. Love the concealer!

Melissa said...

I've never tried Neal's Yard but there's a shop just down the road from where I work. The moisturiser looks great so I think I may stop by!

Looking forward to your review on the Laura mercier - this is a product I have always wanted to get.

Melissa


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Kajal Couture said...

I haven't used LM products myself, but I did use it once for a photoshoot and it was the model's own foundation. Her skin looked flawless in the pictures so now I am tempted to try out the liquid foundation myself.

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love ur banner on your blog its so beautiful!

Ella Pretty said...

I haven't tried Neal's Yard products - but I'm really into using natural skin care products - am currently only using Burts Bees and Avalon Organics products. The Avalon Organics product is a Vitamin C serum - and it really helped reduce my acne scarring :-)

ka said...

could you please do a swatch of the colour of LM tinted moisturiser? I'm NC30 in MAC and I do not know whether nude or sand would be better ... LM is not avaible in my country so I can not check that out..
have a nice day ;)

Muhsine said...

Thank you for all of your comments, :) I will keep you updated with everything.

@style demon hey hun, dont be silly, I only owned like 3 makeup items when I was 18! The less makeup you wear the better :) it's not a good addiction :) lol. xx

@ka I will do a swatch very soon with my thoughts on the LMTM. I wont be long promise!

britishbeautyblogger said...

This is easily my all time favourite tinted moisturiser (in the same shade!) - I think once you have used this you never go back!

MIKY WILS said...

i have a 4 shade shimmer bloc thats really !!! i love it

NottyEvil said...

my fav is actually not LM tinted moisturizer or primer... i can't rave enough about the LM lib balm (the one in the form of a lipstick).

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