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Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum Review






French pharmacy brands have been the centre of a skincare revolution since Bioderma took the beauty community by storm. Obviously French brands aren't the easiest to get hold of in the UK but thankfully Escentual are cult product saviours. 

Escentual were on the lookout for some sensitive skinned bloggers to try out hydrating product and I jumped at the chance. Any reader of Jennasuth.com would be able to tell that sensitivity and dryness are two things my skin majorly suffer from so this opportunity to try something new was definitely up my street. I was very quickly sent a package containing and lovely smelling serum. 
 Avène is a totally new brand to me so a little bit of research was essential.

Recommended by GPs, dermatologists, pharmacists and skin experts, Avène is a truly contemporary skin care product with years of research, heritage and results to back up its claims. The Avène Spring Water plays a fundamental role in every product, uniquely composed to be soothing and anti-irritating to users so that it may treat even the most sensitive and intolerant of skin. 
Get a highly concentrated boost of repairing and protecting power for your skin with the Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum.This intensely soothing and hydrating formulation is ideal for sensitive skin, or skin that is easily effected by stress, pollution, or irritation. With its high concentration of Avène Thermal Spring Water, the serum works to soothe and heal the skin with each and every application. This soothing sensation has a long-lasting effect thanks to patented lipsomes, which work to diffuse the ingredients gradually into the upper layer of the skin.
Added Glycerine provides deep nourishment, hydration and comfort for the complexion. The silky serum glides on luxuriously, leaving skin feeling supple, smooth and soft.
Avène sounds like a trustworthy brand that's perfect for my sensitive, dehydrated skin so I put the soothing hydrating serum to the test over 4 weeks. 
As soon as I started trying it out it reminded me of Hydraluron but with a bit more luxury. The packaging, the formula and the results all seem to be better quality. The serum quickly fitted into my skincare routine and before long it was second nature to rub the soothing serum in before my moisturiser. I really liked how cooling it was and was impressed by how much my dry skin improved. My skin was much more hydrated and felt a lot less tight, irritated and red. This little glass bottle of gel is perfect for sensitive skinned girls! 
The 30ml bottle is quite small and compact but definitely seems like it'll last for a while. It doesn't take much to cover my face twice a day.

Are you into the French pharmacy brands?
Do you use a serum in your skincare routine?

Outfits of the Week: March #4


 Monday
Dress: New Look
Shoes: Primark
Tights: Primark
Cardigan: Primark

Tuesday
Dress: Primark
Cardigan: Primark
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Watch: ASOS
Bracelet: Pandora

Wednesday
Top: Internacionale
Cardigan: Primark
Trousers: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Watch: 4itgirls.com
Bracelet: Rings and Tings*

Thursday
Top: Forever 21
Cardigan: New Look
Trousers: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Watch: Guess
Bracelet: Rings and Tings*

Friday
Dress: Primark
Tights: Primark
Bracelets: Pandora and Rings and Tings*
Bag: Michael Kors
Shoes: Primark

Spring Nail Art Inspiration






The Holiday Bid Game Review

I've just recently booked the most amazing holiday for October - New York and Las Vegas. An amazing holiday comes with a big old price tag and a lot of spending money will be necessary. This means I really can't afford to jet off in my summer holidays. I'd still love to be able to head somewhere in my 6 weeks summer holidays (the joys of being a teacher) and that's why The Holiday Bid Game appealed to me. 

The Holiday Bid Game is a website that requires a bit of tactic, skill and luck along with some money for a few bids. Once you've bought some bids you have to bid on holidays aiming to be the lowest unique bidder.

When I was given some bids* it took me a while to navigate around the website but it wasn't long until I found the main auction and was using up a bid or two. I can see it being addictive - it's got a similar thrill to ebay! So far they only have a couple of main auctions and a few mini auctions.

It's nice to see websites supporting charities and The Holiday Bid Game give 10% of their profit to the charity Maternity Worldwide. 
I'd like to see a few more holidays coming up with more flexible dates but for a new website they're doing well.

Does lowest unique bidding appeal to you?
Have you got any holidays planned this year?

Models Own Pink Fizz Swatches






I think this is my new favourite nail polish. Another bargain from the Models Own 50% off sale at the start of the year. What's better than pink and glitter?! Even the name Pink Fizz is amazing. It just took 2 coats to have full on sparkly nails. A very girly manicure perfect for a night out, or for just day to day living like me.

Do you dare to wear a glitter polish on a day to day basis?

VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo Review



With such long, thick hair that takes about 40minutes to dry washing my hair is a major chore. Everyone knows that it's bad to wash your hair everyday so I aim to only wash it every second or 3rd day. Dry shampoo is an essential for a hair routine like this.
I can't stand dry shampoos that are chalky, don't blend and smell really artificial. I've done my rounds of dry shampoos and finally I've found my favourite in VO5's Refresh Me Quick.

VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo has been developed with extract of white tea to:
  • Leave your hair looking & feeling clean & fresh
  • Revive dull & lifeless hair (perfect when going straight out after a long day!)
  • Banish greasy roots
Now you can skip a wash and still look perfectly pampered!

I've been using this dry shampoo for a few months now, and have repurchased it twice over. It absorbs any oiliness at my roots, lasts all day and smells amazing. It's a fresh, fruity spray that leaves no traces of white chalkiness. A fantastic dry shampoo that totally trumps the others that I've tried.

How often do you wash your hair?


Boots Haul: Maybelline and Real Techniques


3 for 2 in Boots is dangerous. You quickly go from wanting nothing to 3 things. A clear problem on my latest visit to Boots when I spotted the sign at the Maybelline counter. 
Another dangerous sign for bloggers is 'new'. I don't need a new foundation but seeing their new SuperStay Better Skin foundation was too much to resist. I've not even heard anything about this foundation but the name sounds good.
I was on the lookout for a new concealer and the Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer seemed to be hidden far down on the stand but as soon as I spotted it all the good comments made by bloggers and youtubers ran quickly through my head. Fingers crossed it's as good as they say. One more Maybelline product was an impulse buy but one I suppose I need. This gel eyeliner is on par with the likes of Bobbi Brown and a much kinder price tag (or in my case due to said 3 for 2, free).
Who can resist a new Real Techniques brush? I finally bought the Expert Face Brush. I didn't buy it when it first came out because I already had the core collection and the stippling brush, but hey, another brush will improve my life greatly.

Do you buy new products before you read or watch any reviews?

Hairtrade.com Wishlist


I've been a fan of Hairtrade.com for well over a year now but haven't had a good look at the site since Christmas, when I spent a fortune on girly gifts for others (and me). Although I might have spent a fortune buying perfume, fake tan and and beauty products for very important ladies, I managed to spoil them without spending the RRP. Hairtrade.com has an  amazing selection of top brands and luxurious beauty products at some of the lowest prices which means making a wish list is rather tempting.

I love a clarifying shampoo. I didn't realised how important they are for a healthy hair routine but since trying one I'm always on the lookout for another one. Paul Mitchel Shampoo Two is a deep cleansing shampoo from a good quality brand and one I'm keen to try out.

I've tried my fair share of fake tans but one brand that I've never tried is Fake Bake. I've heard such good things about it but just haven't ever really had the chance to buy one.
The Fake Bake 60 Minute Self Tan caught my eye for the speedy developing time. 


I'm on the lookout for a new heat defence spray and the S Factor Heat Defender looks like a goodie. I've heard good things about the S Factor range and I reckon a good quality heat defence spray might remind me to use it everyday that it's needed.

I've moaned about my current hairdryer for a while now. It cracked after only a few months but I've persevered even though it's clearly not that high quality. The fact that my hair is much longer than before and now takes 40minutes to blow dry I'm in desperate need of a new one. The GHD air has impressive claims with an impressive price tag. I'd absolutely love  to try the ghd air and £87 is the cheapest I've ever found it for so it's no surprise that it appears in a hair trade wish list.

Jimmy Choo features in my wish list for two reasons, jealousy and price. I bought this in December for my Mum's Christmas and I'm still jealous of her owning this amazing scent. Hairtrade sells this for nearly £30 less than RRP. Guilt free designer perfume shopping! 

What's on your hairtrade wish list?


Outfits of the Week: March #3


Monday
Dress: Primark
Cardigan: Primark
Tights: Primark
Belt: New Look
Scarf: Primark
 Tuesday
Dress: New Look
Cardigan: Primark
Tights: Primark
Belt: Primark
Boots: New Look

Wednesday
Top: River Island
Cardigan: H&M
Trousers: Primark
Boots: Dorothy Perkins

Thursday
Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Primark
Tights: BHS
Shoes: Primark
Watch: 4itgirls.com
Bracelet: Pandora

Friday
Shirt: Forever21
Vest Top: H&M
Trousers: Primark
Shoes: New Look


Style Crush: Ariana Grande






Collective Haul: iPad Mini, H&M and Internacionale

Game

With a £500 gift card begging to be spent I knew instantly what I'd be splashing out on; an iPad mini. Finding one to buy in Ocean Terminal was a bit of a challenge but I finally managed to get my hands on one from Game.




H & M
You can always rely on H&M for a staple item. I've got a couple of blazers but I really liked the material and fit of this one. It's really lightweight and perfect for on top of any outfit when you feel like it needs smartening up or if you just need a jacket... of some sort.

Internacionale
Mint green is fast becoming my favourite colour for Spring and I love the embellished detail on the shoulders of this jumper. This is quite a nice thickness so I'll be wearing it now under a jacket and right through summer without anything on top.
£24.99

G21 at Asda Wishlist


I can't decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing that Asda has an amazing collection of clothes. It's convenient and affordable but totally distracts me when I'm meant to be filling my cupboards with healthy food!
The brand G21 at Asda has trendy, in-season, good quality clothes at really impressive prices.  G21 is definitely my favourite supermarket clothing brand and I'm loving 4 of their new items. 


What's your favourite supermarket fashion brand?
Do you love or hate the convenience of supermarket clothing?

Outfits of the Week: March #2

 Monday
Blouse - H&M
Trousers - Primark
Watch - Guess
Shoes - Primark

 Tuesday
Dress - H&M
Belt - Primark
Scarf - Primark
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Primark

 Wednesday
Blouse - Forever 21
Vest Top - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Bracelet - Prettylittlething.com
Watch - 4itgirls.com

 Thursday
Blouse - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Watch - 4itgirls

Friday
Dress - Primark
Scarf - La Boutique
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Primark