Sunday, 21 October 2012

My very own little beauty elixir

I have been going on about it so much, I think you will have got the gist by now that I 'suffer' from very dry skin. I am not in pain or anything, and ‘suffer’ might not be the best word but I have dry skin on my face and I don't like it. I have been trying to look after it more since June and it has got a lot better. I have been using a toner and a serum most days, using face masks weekly but I still need a little helping hand every now and then when I have been a bit forgetful about my new routines.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to my little helping hand which I have been absolutely in love with. I’d love to be able to proudly say that I’ve discovered it by myself, but I can’t. I first heard about it while reading Laura Louise makeup, a blog I am very fond of.
It's called 'Moisture Boost Hydro Mist', designed by the folks at Simple Skincare.


Packed with lotus flower, glycerin, vitamin E, and much more, it does exactly what it says on the bottle. One pump sprayed on one half of my face, then one on the other side of the face, and 20 seconds later, my skin has such a lovely glow to it. Not a shiny disco ball glow, not a greasy oil slick finish, just a very natural_omg_have_you_changed_your_moisturiser_I_want_one_of_them_too lovely glow about it. Surprised smile

I like to spray it after my makeup is complete. The mist is so fine that it doesn't disrupt my makeup whatsoever. The best bit about it, it has no perfume added and doesn't smell of anything. Try to beat that Caudalie ;)


Perhaps you have crocodile dry skin like me, perhaps you've applying too much powder to set your makeup and your face is looking a little flat, in either case, you need to give this a go. Trialling it will set you off by £5.99. I never bought it full price, I bought it at £4 in August, in Superdrug, when most of the simple skincare products were at £2 off. The little 50ml spray bottle is just the perfect size: perfect for your travels. I love this so much, I'd like to call it my little beauty elixir.


Would I repurchase this? I've already have. I bought two more in August, while the offer was on.

Note: This is not a refreshing mist, to apply on the go, throughout the day. This is something gentle and powerful at the same time. I find that I only need to spray it once in the morning, after I’ve done my makeup. I applied it twice one day, with just maybe 2 hours after my first spray, whilst I was trialling the product at the beginning, and it was definitely too much! Well, perhaps you can apply it more than once a day, but my face definitely didn't need an extra pump 2 hours afterwards!  

What: Simple Kind to Skin Moisture Boost Hydro Mist
How much: RRP is £5.99. Look out for offers in Superdrug and in Boots. Currently (October 2012) on a 3 for 2 mix and match at Boots
Purchased it myself

Sunday evening is now my #bloggingdate with my friend Sirvinya. Check out what she blogged about today. This week, I have been particularly enjoying the look she created with the Mua Cosmetics trio eyeshadow in shade innocence.


Just me, Leah said...

I need this in my life as a lady of a certain age! xx

Anonymous said...

Aahh this is firmly on my wishlist now.

Maya and India said...

Wow I'm so surprised it does what it says since most products sadly fail with that. I don't have dry skin but my best friend does; I'm definitely going to recommend it to her, thanks!

Claire@Eyelining said...

I have a Body Shop spray that I really need to use up but when it's gone this is top of my list! I've never really been interested in the Caudalie spray to be honest x

Your Beauty Industry said...

I have dry skin too, so I will definitely give this a go. Thank you! Have you tried using a facial oil? I had skin that was so dry it was red and hurt, and since using a facial oil, my skin is lovely! Two of the best are Kosmea Rosehip Oil and Antipodes Divine Face Oil x

Jesss said...

Ooooh I'll definitely be looking out for this!

Jesss xo

Laura Lou Beauty said...

I love that you love it! What a great post <3 Definately stocking up for winter.

Robyn said...

This looks really interesting!

Lizzums - BeneBelle said...

I adore this. I got sent it randomly for being part of Simple VIP. Leaves a gorgeous dewy finish and is great when I'm hot in the face instead of slathering on a cream, doesn't weigh it down and works fine over make up *nods* Love this stuff! I actually photographed this to review when I got it, but aside from omg it's great, you should get it, I didn't know what else to say. :') I sometimes spritz it on after I wash off a facemask or else my skin just dries out. D:

Lizzums x

Powdered Almond said...

Oh this looks great! I quite like the simple moisturisers too. I often get to that point in the day where I just feel like my skin looks a bit tired and dry - this might be worth a try for me then! x

Jezz Dallas said...

Girl, I nominated you for the "Liebster Blog Award"!!! Go to my latest blog post, it´ll explain the details...

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great post!!

Really love your style and posts!!

A blog like this deserves following!

Hope to see you back on mine for a peek :)



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