Mini Shopping Trip!

Yes, more skincare products! This is what I got yesterday! Currently my face is going through a bad stage of hormonal acne, it attacked again because I didn't balance my hormones by taking my Liv Cleanse Complex this month! Also, I feel like my Neal's Yard Jasmine enriching cream is just a bit too much to use during the day and night in the summer as it's very rich.

Therefore, being on a budget I picked up this vanishing cream from Boots, it's supposed to vanish on your face creating a moisturised matt finish - which it does. So far so good. I also picked up the toner as I was out of my Neal's Yard orange flower water which seems to finish suprisingly quickly - a very expensive addiction indeed! The danmask rose skin tonic smells beautiful and how cute is the bottle? :) Yes I'm a HUGE sucker for packaging! My skin is less angry and calm at the moment, the lighter option seems to be working, now I have to get rid of my scars from picking and squeezing - Eeek!

Still in keeping with the budget mode, I remembered my Mac Fix + had finished but this time I decided to get spring water in spray can form instead. Evian does it but for some reason Boots do not stock it anymore and this La Roche posey was my other alternative. It's a French brand that was recommended to me from a skin care expert quite a while back. I'm really liking this so far, it has been a great refresher throughout the day and quite nice to use to set your make up.

However, not in keeping with budget mode, I finally picked up the Bobbi Brown skin foundation, I did a review a while back. It's a very light liquid formula and is basically supposed to feel like skin - perfect for the summer! Oh and i'm so pleased this has a pump!


Linsey said…

I've been following you anonymously for a long time now, and i can sincerely say that your blog rocks!

I have very bad stretchmarks at the moment, and have tried plenty of creams and potions, and clinical treatments, but have not come across anything that's actually effective.

Is there anything you can recommend or maybe write a post about?
Muhsine Emin said…
@Linsey Hi :) Thank you so much for your kind words!

Stretch marks, well that's quite tricky... I myself have tried a few things but nothing really seems to help like you said. Bio Oil is quite good, but its possibly more of a preventation than a cure. I shall do some more research on the subject and do a post on it in the future.

madison817 said…
i bought the skin foundation a few months ago, and i looove it. its not moisturizing at all though, so i do find its best to pair it with a light layer of tinted moisturizer. what are your thoughts?

definately loving BB right now!
Muhsine Emin said…
@madison yeah i agree with you, havent used it since i reviewed it ages ago - i will be wearing it tonight - look out for updates in future posts :)
Jo said…
Do you have any tips on how to get rid of acne scars and what you use? :) x
Lydia said…
Oh wow, I'm going to try these skin products out! Not seen them at Boots before, but you gurantee I will be scouring their aisles haha xox
Muhsine Emin said…
@jo yes! Seriously use the neals yard jasmine enriching cream at night for about 3 months and u will see a big difference. My face about 9 months ago was covered in scars, big discoloured ones from where I had picked and squeezed, it's much better now! X
Muhsine Emin said…
@Lydia it's a cute range, I'm liking it so far, I'd wait for me to review it properly tho, give it a week just in case it breaks me out,but so far so good I love it! X
Anonymous said…
The products look fabulous!
Jo said…
Thank you! I actually have some Jasmine Enriching Cream that I bought a while back...I will start using again tonight! You have beautiful skin so anything you recommend must be a winner! :) x
Clara said…
I always look at those boots products when I'm in boots, the packaging is so pretty. Have you seen the cuticle oil, it's so cute! X
Tali said…
The rose water/toner is very very good.. i never tried the vanishing cream. Cant wait to hear what you think about it.

Great choice of foundation!
Muhsine Emin said…
@Hele I know how adorable! They have body stuff too :)

@Tali Yay! I shall keep you updated! xx
La Roche Posay is very highly recommended her by dermatologists. Their Anthelios spf60 is the best you can get in suncare. The boots products look so interesting. I'm a huge sucker for anything in vintage or apothecary type packaging. I'm definitely going to Boots in July. Palette colours are gorgeous. xxNadia
Muhsine Emin said…
Hi Nadia, Thanks :)

La roche posey is not that well known in the UK, well it is but not talked about that much.

Same here when it comes to packaging :) I love vintage, and they are glass bottles, sooo cute! If i'm happy with this then i will buy everything else they sell, as its not that expensive compared to most brands!

Anonymous said…
hi muhsine,

I have recently started following your blog and i love your articles. I bought the vanishing day cream as well but somehow i thought towards the end of the day it was little bit oily in the T zone. did you notice that as well??
Muhsine Emin said…


no not really, i have relatively dry skin so i was ok... maybe try applying less on your t zone to prevent it?

Unknown said…
I am a huge fan of La Roche Posay products, I commonly use the Effaclar range and the Spring Thermal Water is always in my closet. It s very refreshing and I use it as a toner.
Take care, sweety! My skin is also suffering from acne at the moment and I also have my cheeks full of scars and redness! Lush also has a Vanishing Cream. I used it and it was great.
. said…
All these products look great. I'm going to need to try some.
SparklesandBows said…
I am totally loving the packaging of those products :D
sherona said…
those bottles look so cute.. i hope it does work for you and I can't wait to see some fotd with the skin foundation.. :D

xxxxxxxx sherona
Anonymous said…
Dear Muhsine,
I hope you're skin will be much better Inshallah.

I was only wondering, if there is an substitute for 'the neals yard jasmine enriching cream'?
Here in Holland we don't have a Neils Yard.
I'm struggling for years now with my acne and I stil didn't found my HG product that make my acne dissapear.I also have an combinated/oily skin. Maybe you have an idea.

Much love,

Not been on your blog for a while i LOVE the header. Beautiful.

Do you like the Boots stuff? I reviewed it a while back and I think its pretty damn good for what is a budget range. I can't seem to stop playing around with different skincare brands.
*~mad munky~* said…
Looks so pretty! I've noticed my skin's playing up a little now that it's warmer - time to find some lighter products esp. for night time :o\
Charlene said…
I always love seeing your hauls, no matter the size hehe. I can't find any form of 'water' or 'tonic' here in JA...bummer. I can't wait to see a couple photos with the skin foundation, i really wanna try it myself.
Muhsine Emin said…
Thanks girls, expect a fotd soon, the skin foundation is amazing!!!

@Catanya I love the water :) it came in so handy today in the heat, i kept pulling it out my bag and spraying my face :)

@Anonymous I'm really sorry but i havent found a substitute for the jasmine enriching cream, Bio oil should help? i used to used that but i used it sooo much that my skin got so used to it that it did nothing for me. inshallah u find something to help u, if i find somehing i will blog about it. x

@Cosmetic candy hey rowena :) wow really i must check ur review! im actually really loving it so far, i wouldnt be without - i cant wait to try more from the range :)

Muhsine Emin said…
@charlene omg we so need to do a swap :)
Anonymous said…

I ran out and bought the Damask rose tonic on your recommendation! and my gosh!-it is amazing!!!!
My skin felt softer and had more glow. I too have the NY Orange flower water but after using the NE for 4 days i noticed a few spots which is a shame-and plus it does finish quickly as you mentioned!-As if it evaporates!!

I also like the cute vintage packaging, the tonic is awesome-thanks for sharing! I may stock up seeing as boots have it on offer now too!

Keep up your great work and reviews-i love reading your blog!

G :)
Anonymous said…

I forgot to add: Please update on how you are finding the Boots vanishing cream if you can, as i too have sensitive skin and it would be great to know what you think of it.


Muhsine Emin said…
Hi G :)

Yes the toner is amazing, i'm loving it! What a good find, i'm actually really liking the cream too, it very light and dissapears on the skin creating a moisturised but matt finish. I love it for the summer. I'm actually thinking of trying the pomegranite night cream too which is quite rich. I will probably end up trying some of the body products too :)

em said…
I love the packaging- so old school!
Anonymous said…

Wow, i didn't know there was a pomegranate one too!
There is a cold cream rose cleanser that is just like the ponds cream that i want to get my hands on too!

Seriously this rose water tonic is way better for my skin (and wallet) than the NY orange one! I'm glad you like it and it agrees with your skin too!, sometimes its hard to find quality products that actually work for sensitive/really sensitive skin.

The range is a really good find..thats for blogging about it, if it weren't for you then i most likely would have walked striaght past !


Jo said…
About 5/6 years ago I had tumors removed from both ovaries which then had to be removed so now have to take HRT and I find I have to change my skincare routine half way through the month, the first two weeks require a really creamy cleanser and heavy duty moisturiser and the second two weeks I use a facial wash and light moisturiser lotion, its amazing how much hormones affect your skin so quickly.
Anonymous said…
Hey, does the skin foundation work like a tinted moisterizer? What kind of a finish is it?

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