Monday, 1 April 2013

March to the beat of your own drum...

'Ello beauts, so this march has been a interesting little month. I've had some highs and lows (more lows than highs if im being completely honest, but its all good). i went to the gym for the 1st time last saturday and i got a bit of anxiety but it was alright in the end. I also started driving lessons and i'm sure my driving instructor says a little prayer right before we get in the car lol. There's been a few other things that's happened this month, but my memory is so bad, i literally can't remember. anywayssss, soo i started buying some products over this month and i thought i'd do a cheeky review of the products i've been using this March. 

£2.13 in Boots/ £2.25 in Superdrug
ok so this cream has been in and around my house for donkey years. I used to use it when I was younger, but it never helped my skin, so i stopped. I'm always the person who is being asked "do you have cream/vaseline/hand sanitizer/a spare pad?" so I thought I'd try out this cream in hand cream form. Its not the best on my skin, but remember I have dry skin/eczema, so a petroleum-jelly based cream usually works best for me. This cream smells sooooo good, but in terms of making my hands soft, it doesn't quite satisfy those needs but when i mix it with Vaseline, it does the job perfectly. All in all, during this horrible cold, wet, snowy weather we've been having, my skin gets extra dry and this has helped to tame the cray cray sahara desert surface I call 'my skin'.

£.8.49 in Boots/ £8.99 in Superdrug
so, I'm sure we've all seen the adverts for this. A woman who has trouble with stretch marks uses bio-oil and her confidence becomes all Beyonce-esque. Well what they fail to mention, is that it takes a minimum of 3 months for it to work and one bottle won't even last that 3 months. You should apply it 2 times daily, and I can honestly say I have started to see some changes. My stretch marks and skin tone, hasn't seen much change but my scars have. My whole arms and legs have uneven skin-tone because of where I have had eczema and after suffering with eczema since birth, it finally cleared from most of my body but left me with ugly uneven skin-tone. This just adds to my list of body issues and it doesn't help that summer is fast approaching, and I really can't bare to go another summer being all hot and sweaty because I have to cover up. I just pray this bio-oil works, but because I have to use it in such large areas, I'm a bit skeptical about the results. In terms of my stretch marks, I'm yet to see a change, but hopefully I just have to keep using it and I'll start to see results.

so, as I said before I'm always the person with a pot of Vaseline in my bag. I have been bff's with Vaseline since the beginning of time and i can't really remember a time when i wasn't using that classic blue tin. When they released a cocoa butter version, I'm sure every black person had a heart attack, recovered and ran to their nearest drug store. The reason this is in my march beauty buys list, is because I started using Superdrug's 'Little Pink Tin' for quite a while, simply because it is pink and 99p. But I'm back to this little gem and i just lurrrrve it. It makes my lips so God damn soft, and as i said before petroleum-based products work best on my skin and this is just perfect. 

£4.75 in Boots / £3.95 in Superdrug
ok, so i read some reviews about how this product is really good for nail growth and people saw results really quickly, and as I am desperately trying to grow my nails, i thought i'd give this a try. I started using it and honestly it did nothing for my nails except make them a bit shiny, but i dont want shiny nails, i want long and hard nails. I used it for 3 weeks everyday and saw no change in the length of my nails. I'm quite upset that it didn't work, but hey ho.

Radox Shower Gel in Coconut Kiss and Berry Blast 
£1.00 each
so, everyone loves a good shower gel and i've been loving Radox at the moment. These beautys are only £1, did someone say bargain? and they smell so good, I pretty much pass out every time i use it. I don't actually use it on much of my skin because of the whole eczema thing, but it hasn't affected it as the eczema is pretty much gone, its just the skin tone. But anywhoooo, it smells delish (don't try and eat it, unless you want some quality time in the hospital) and doesn't affect my skin in a bad way at all. so all in all, its a top product and I want to get all the flavours. 

thoughts on the products? enjoying your Easter break or Half term?

love, peace and chicken grease



  1. I like your honest review :D I alwaaays wondered how bio oil would work out so I appreciate your opinion. I've heard good things about raw cocoa butter (like, the hard stuff) for evening skin tone and also AmLactin lotion? The lotion is $20 dollars, but I'd like to try it. I also really really need something for my lips so I might pick up one of those Vaseline Lip Therapy tins soon soon. I also used to use Palmers lotion but I didn't really think it was thick enough for my skin either hah.

    1. ah, thank youu :-) and thanks for the tips on evening out my skin tone! it so good it see that people are on the same wave-length as me with these products :-) x

  2. Hey Shekinah, just wondering are you still using the bio-oil and if you are did it start to reduce the appearance of stretch marks? I want to buy it but I think it's a bit pricey if it doesn't work xx

    1. honestly, im not sure if its made much difference. it says you should use it for 3moths before you see any change, but one bottle dont even last 3 moths if you apply twice daily (well for me anyways, cos i have quite alot to to apply it on) so basically, i guess it depends on how severe your stretch marks are. you could maybe test it with a small bottle? xx

    2. Ooooh okay, yeah I'll see if a smaller bottle will work, thanks! xx

    3. Thats alright. Hope it works for you x

    4. Thats alright. Hope it works for you x