As most of you will know the free £5 No7 and Ruby & Millie vouchers are back! All you have to do is spend £5 or more in any Boots Store until 30th January 2011.
However from past experience it is more than annoying when you are left with the vouchers after the cut off period, because you couldn't decide what products
to use them on!
So here are afew (okay, alot) of N07 tried & tested products I love -
|Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen SPF 30|
I can't really say I've tried alot of the skincare range as I do like more organic brands and afew of there toners/moisturisers have smelt abit too 'strong' for my liking in the past.
Though I do love the No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser 200ml
£9.00/£4.00 with voucher and with 50 five star reviews on the Boots website it seems I am not alone! Just a beautiful creamy cleanser that comes with a muslin cloth to remove the cleanser and exfoliate, leaving the skin soft and very clean. Suitable for all skintypes even quite sensitive skin.
I also highly rate there Sun Protection range - maybe a little early but definitely worth stocking up for summer and getting a bargain.
There a two products that really stand out for me the No7 Sun Protection Spray SPF 30 200ml
£12.50/£7.50 with voucher, a non-greasy waterproof sun cream in a spray bottle which makes for a very easy application.
The No7 Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen SPF 30
£7.00/ £2 with voucher is another great product that shouldn't be overlooked. This comes in the same packaging as the concealer stick (which can be annoying if you own both products) and applies much like a clear lipbalm with a slight shimmer to either the eyelids or the lips. Really great for holidays when you don't want to wear makeup or for day to day use on the lips in summer. Again the product is waterproof so perfect for swimming!
|Bottom upwards - Essential Lip Brush, Smokey Eyeliner Brush, Eye Colour Brush, Precision Eyeliner Brush and Blend & Contour Brush.|
No7 Makeup Brushes & Applicators
No7 brushes have to be my most loved/used products out of the whole range - all perfect quality and amazingly priced with the added benefit of a free £5 voucher.
All brushes mentioned cost £6.64 (£1.64 with free voucher).
N07 Essential Lip Brush - Maybe slightly over priced normally but with the £5 voucher this is more than a bargain for a good quality, precision lipstick brush. The square topped brush really does make lipstick application a breeze when going for a bolder or darker lip colour.
No7 Smokey Eyeliner Brush - This works amazingly well for smudging out either pencil liner or eyeshadow near the lash line or under the eye. Really soft on the under eye area yet firm enough to really work out pencil eyeliner. A must for anyone that loves a smokey eye. Not a brush to be under estimated!
No7 Eye Colour Brush - I'm not overly in love with this brush but it definitely does what it says, which is to place colour onto the lid, wet or dry. I find the brush does work best when used wet though and really brings out the pigment of any eyeshadow. A nice staple brush if you haven't already got something similar.
No7 Precision Eyeliner Brush - Such a versatile brush that can create a fine precise line or a smudged out smokey line. However as it's so precise I actually use it for applying concealer to small blemishes which works perfectly.
No7 Eyeshadow Blend and Contour Brush - One of my favourite brushes out of all the ones I own, this just blends eyeshadows seamlessly and gives depth to the eye. A must for everyone!
|Damp enlarged Flawless Finish Sponges|
No7 Flawless Finish Sponges (Contains two sponges)
£3.57/Free with voucher - If you really don't want to spend any money on the No7 products just because you have the free vouchers, then this is for you! These double in size when damp and blend out foundation either to create a more sheer finish or to even out the foundation for a more flawless look. A great product to finish off your foundation routine with.
The No7 Cleansing/Exfoliating Sponges both £3.57 (again free with the £5 vouchers) are also worth trying out - great for using with cleanser/face wash or removing messy face masks.
|Mineral Loose Powder Blusher in Soft Damson|
No7 Makeup Products
There really are too many good products to mention without making this post even longer than it already is, so I'm going to try and give a run down of the products I use the most.
Firstly there are some beautiful shades in the No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow range
£8.00 /£3 with free voucher, all perfectly soft and very blendable. Recommended shades - Truffle, Wheatsheaf and Antique Rose.
As for other eye products the No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara
£12.50/£7.50 with free voucher, is a must if you are looking for a good quality day mascara that gives a really natural yet lengthened look to the lashes...one of my favourite mascaras of 2010.
I also highly recommend N07 Amazing Eyes Pencil in Brown
£7.75/£2.25 with voucher, if you a looking for a soft brown pencil for under the eyes or even to fill in light brows.
The No7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousses
£9.00/£4 with free voucher, are also amazing and so pigmented. Perfect for any age (but not so great if you have oily eyelids). Recommended shades - Vanilla, Fudge and Plum.
As for face products the No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick
£8.00/£3.00 with voucher gives great coverage to blemishes and really does last all day (can be slightly powdery/cakey looking on dry skin though). Another product I always seem to come back to is the No7 Mineral Loose Powder Blusher in Soft Damson (comes with mini Kabuki brush) £9.00/£4 with voucher, just so natural and perfect for this time of year.
There are ofcourse alot of products I haven't liked in the N07 range which I plan to do a further post on.
Feel free to ask any questions on the products mentioned of course!