My Week in Instagram Photos November

1. Giant Letters my boss got me as a surprise! 2. My cheeky nephew 3. I got drunk and wrote Front Bottoms lyrics on the chalkboard doors at the Alex 4. My face 5. Fruit Teas 6. Christmas Lights poster i designed 7. Socks! 8. More Socks! 9. Disney Cat hat 10/11. Fireworks at Southend Seafont 12. Sisters Avenue/Clapham Brochure i designed ❤ 13. A cheeky tiple! 14. Ness on Halloween 15. Me on the first night of Halloween celebrations 16. Me 17. Brooklyn Larger!

REVIEWED: Purity Skincare Moisturisers

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out some products from Purity Organic Skincare. If i’m honest I hadn’t heard much about them or their products before, although I had seen a few in Superdrug.

I’m pretty obsessed when it comes to products and my skin (especially on my face) as I’ve just, in the last year or so, got rid of around 10 years of acne, so my skin is finally looking normal apart from the one pimple that pops up occasionally so naturally i did my research to make sure it wasn’t going to upset my skin. Purity Organic Skincare believe less is more when it comes to looking after your skin. British in origin, Purity pride themselves on bringing us all intelligent, sustainable and organic beauty, without the crap most companies put in their products.

It was a lovely surprise to receive six out of seven products Purity produce – and all full size! I have been using the products for a just over a week and will be bringing you one post a week, reviewing the products. This week i’ll be reviewing the Regenerating Overnight Moisturiser and the Anti-aging Moisturiser.
Being a graphic designer the first thing I notice about any product when i’m shopping is the packaging and design. Purity’s is simple, and to the point, and at the end of the day all i want to see is what it is i’m buying and the brand. They use pastel purples with a splash of pink or green (depending on what product it is). The use of the product is the second thing that draws my eye, after the brand of course and some small details about the products which is always a win/win for me. They use just the right amount of pretty and informative.
  
So lets begin with the Anti-aging moisturiser. (£5.99 for 50ml)
Moisturisers are usually a big deal with me, my skin has changed from being greasy and spotty to super dry since ‘growing’ out of my acne years. I’d been using a Simple moisturiser for a few years but recently had to stop as it was making my skin all kind of greasy and made my foundation look TERRIBLE, so I was really excited to find that a moisturiser had been included in my bundle of joy that Purity had sent over.

Like all Purity’s products, it has almond oil and aloe vera, both excellent for skin. What’s also added is cranberry seed oil, vitamin E (which is evidenced by the cream’s firm texture), rose flower water, shea butter, beeswax and more newfangled ingredients. At first application, it did feel a little heavy but after giving it a few minutes to absorb into my skin it left my face feeling smooth and hydrated and got rid of all of those horrible dry patches. I’ve worn the moisturiser under foundation and found it to be very good as a base too.
As I mentioned before I’m not a night creams biggest fan, I’ve had a few bad experiences with them in the past, So I approached this one with some apprehension. The cream is very thick, as I expected with a night cream. You know that saying ‘a little goes a long way’? Keep that in mind when applying. First impressions is that it seemed to cool a few of those pimples that popped up during the day, which I wasn’t expecting at all. I also found that the next morning that my skin didn’t feel greasy or tight obviously this cream was helping in some sort of way. It has pretty much the same ingredients as the other moisturiser. I’m starting to think that the natural/organic route is something I should look at more.

Would I repurchase? Definitely. I think I’ve finally found a couple of moisturisers I can really get on with, which came as a suprise as i’ve always had this idea of night time moisturisers being super greasy and not worth bothering about.

Next week i’ll review a couple more products!

Have you ever tried any products from the Purity Skincare range?

Wednesday food diary Green Day (14/11/12)

Breakfast
– Muller Light Greek Style (0.5syns)
– Melon
– Fruity Teas x 2

Lunch
– Superspeed Soup
– Kerry Low Low (HEX A)
– Melon
– Sugar Free Water
– Ryvita Crackerbread x 6 (6 syns)

Snack
– 2 x Weetabix Choc (2 syns + HEX B)

Dinner



Total Syns 8.5

Exercise?

Thursday food diary EE (25/10/12)

Breakfast
– Pineapple
– Muller Light Vanilla
– Hot Lemon
– Green Tea with Strawberry
– Water

Lunch
– Superspeed Soup with split lentils
– 2 slices of Wholemeal bread ( HEX B)
– Boots Melon, Mango and Pineapple fruit bowl
– Water

Snacks
– Kallo rice cakes x 2 (3 syns)