Taking care of my skin with Trilogy

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Hi All!

So I don’t normally do product reviews, in fact this may be my first. The reason for that is purely my limited knowledge of skincare and beauty that leaves me feeling ill equipped to ramble on about products. Since getting more interested in the beauty blogiverse I have become a little more aware of what I am putting on my face so when my friend had spares of these two products up for grabs I jumped at the chance to give them a go. I had never tried Trilogy before but had heard various good things about their skin care range. I avoided them purely because of price, my skin care all comes from the supermarket haha.

1. Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

I have incredibly dry skin so have been on the look out for oils like this to try. For my face I add two drops to my moisturizer at night (not during the day because it just gets too heavy for this heat) and for my hands which are my other big problem area in terms of eczema and dry skin I often put some drops into a hot water bath to soak my hands in for ten to twenty minutes. Also, while I was on our little Northland road trip I was extremely lazy with skin care routines and this was kind of my go-to moisturizer when I couldn’t be bothered digging through my bag for day and night creams.

So how did I find it? I love this product. It has made the skin on my face softer by morning and it feels less dry all through the day. The redness on my face has also reduced although this could be due to either product. I haven’t had any reactions to the oil and it blends into my skin without leaving an oily residue on top like some others I have tried. I like the fact this is certified organic, always makes me feel better putting organic products on my sensitive skin. Also, during the time when I used only this on my face, day and night, my skin looked better than ever! Needless to say I am rather impressed.

2. Hydrating Mist Toner

This product is what the name describes…a hyrdrating mist toner that you spray all over your face post cleanser and pre moisturizer. I am notoriously lazy when it comes to toner but since getting this have used it every day! I love how much easier it is to spray this and let dry before moisturizing (although if you prefer applying on a cotton pad that works too). I also spray this on when I am getting really hot and revolting. I haven’t had any negative reactions to the product and my skin is looking better than ever! The scent is Rose, lavender and geranium and its subtle yet fresh and floral which I love (the lavender isn’t too overpowering which can easily happen I find).

All in all I love both these products and when I run out I will definitely repurchase to keep my skin happy but not my wallet/husband.

The prices for these two products in NZ aren’t cheap but I can’t get the exact price off the Farmer’s website. I’ll update this when I find out but until then you can check out the cheapest prices for Trilogy products online at PriceMe. You can buy Trilogy products in New Zealand at Farmers as well as at a lot of Pharmacies and some selected health stores.

Next up I would love to try their Gentle calming fluid for Sensitive skin as well as their Energizing facial lotion. Let me know what your experiences with Trilogy products has been 🙂

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What I’ve been buying

 

 

Hi All!

 

So I am not one to do “haul” posts, not sure why as I enjoy reading them. Maybe it’s the shame of the money I spend? Or the fact that I don’t often buy a lot of products at the same-ish time. Anyway, this is a bunch of stuff that I bought or received in the week prior to the wedding so I thought I would do a little haul post for you to show you what I got! . I’m not going to do a seperate photo for each product as it’s a waste of space on wordpress and makes the post longer to load but please let me know if this kind of way works with one photo at the top? Or do you prefer a separate photo above each piece of text?

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1. L’oreal nail polish in Rebel Blue and Jordana nail polish in Smooth Blue.

So these two nail polishes were bought in my pre-wedding search for the perfect blue nail polish for the big day (yes I know, instead of a french mani I opted for bright blue nails). The Jordana is a mid-blue creme whilst the L’oreal is a shimmery slightly darker blue that also has a little bit of a more dusty tone to it. In the end the L’oreal was what I went with and it perfectly matched the blue hydrangeas we had everywhere. Also the L’oreal formula was excellent and really good at not chipping even without topcoat. The L’oreal was $10.95 for a measly 5 mL (:() and the Jordana was $3 for a full size.

2. Maybelline Baby Lips Color in Rose Addict

I love the original clear babylips lip balms cause they smell great and are decent at keeping my lips moisturized so when I saw that a range of tinted versions had been finally released in NZ I had to grab one. In a rush I just picked up the Rose addict shade which provides a very slight strawberry pink tint to the lips. Smells amazing (as to be expected) and I am keen to grab a couple more. I think this was on special for about $4.

3. L’oreal Infallible 18hr Liquid Foundation in the shade Classic Ivory

Okay so this product and the next one are the two foundations that I picked up on advice of my friend who helped with my makeup for the wedding. I loved this foundation because it felt incredibly light on the skin, had an SPF coverage, provided good medium coverage over any of the red pigmentation on my skin and lasted AGES without budging. It blended really easily into my skin and was quick to apply as well. This was $40-$50.

4. Thin Lizzy Flawless Mineral Foundation in the shade Oriental Doll

Although I will do a little post on my very basic wedding day makeup, this was the second product I used on top of the liquid foundation above. This just gave me that little bit of extra coverage for a truly flawless look and also set the liquid foundation so the combo lasted perfectly all day (12 hours and perfect foundation the whole time up until I went to bed!). I think this was around $49.

5. Trilogy certified organic rosehip oil and Trilogy Hydrating mist toner

These two products were gifts from my friend who uses this range a lot. I have never tried this brand mainly due to price so was super excited to give them a go! I won’t say too much here as I think I will do a little review of these products and how I use them.

6. Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Mist in Mango infusion and in Coconut Milk & Honey

My brother went to Fiji for a month or so prior to the wedding and came back with these goodies for me! Again, I haven’t tried any Pure Fiji products before but I am absolutely in LOVE with these, especially in this hot weather! I don’t think I can choose a favorite scent as they are both gorgeous and I love spraying them all over me when I’m dying of heat. So perfect for summer!

7. Daisy by Marc Jacobs (50mL)

My incredible generous mother bought this for me as a wedding day perfume. This was one that I have been wanting to get for FOREVER and I adore it’s gentle floral scent that smells fresh and girly but still elegant, was absolutely perfect for the wedding. I think this is my signature scent that I will have to keep buying forever! I believe this was $130 from Life pharmacy. Thankyou Mum!!!

8. Elizabeth Arden Green tea with Cherry Blossom

This was another perfume I had been wanting since I tried it when it was launched here in NZ. My dad and step mum grabbed this duty free earlier and were saving it for my birthday but I got it a week early yay! Another lovely fresh and floral scent that smells a bit sweeter than Daisy. I also adore the packaging of this perfume (hence it’s extra picture haha). I think from the pharmacy this is around $70. I always want to keep pretty perfume boxes but then my small place gets full of rubbish and I’m trying to be a little more clutter free haha.

So those are all my amazing goodies that I got recently. Aren’t my friends and family amazing? And I’m not buying any more makeup for a while haha (except those Maybelline Vivids which are now out and I NEED desperately! Oh and the new Euro collection from OPI….uh oh)

Xx