Beauty Products You Never Knew You Needed + Giveaway

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Todays' post is all about the products you usually don't hear too much about or a type of product that is a little more on the margins of the beauty world but that needs more recognition as they are wonderful products that you never knew you needed. This post features a range of skincare, beauty tools and some more unusual products that are well worth looking into!

*Merci Handy Refreshing Face Mist (€4.50, 30ml)
Ok, face mists are more of a popular product but more people need to know that they are so much more than water in a can! The heatwave in the UK recently has caused me to reach for these two gorgeous and refreshingly scented facial mists to cool down as they so so refreshing, cooling and perfect for the summer.

These two are a little different compared to the other water sprays I've tried from Vichy and Avene because the spray is such a fine mist so you don't feel like you've been sprayed in the face with a jet of water, resulting in ruined makeup. The mist is so fine that it refreshes my makeup and cools me down but it doesn't move my makeup or take ages to absorb/dissipate. I've already used up the 'flower power' mist because of the 30 degree heat we've had in Manchester recently. I cannot recommend these mists enough, I will definitely be buying them in the future as they're the best facial mists I've ever used! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
*The Original Makeup Eraser (£16.99)
I have seen this cute pink towel going round in the beauty and blogging world for at least a year and I've always wanted to try it but to be honest it did sound a bit fanciful as it claims to remove makeup, even waterproof mascara with just the towel and water...and it's re-useable for 1,000 washes!

You just wash the towel the first time then drench the towel with warm water and gentle buff your makeup off in circular motions. I tried it the first time a couple of days ago and I'm so impressed, I didn't think it would work that well but I was very wrong! I had foundation, contour, powder, waterproof mascara and a small amount of non-waterproof liquid eyeliner on and it removed everything in about 20 seconds!

Don't worry about the towel being scratchy or harsh as it is the softest and smoothest towel so even on my sensitive skin it doesn't irritate or annoy my skin which is amazing. I couldn't be more impressed with this unassuming pink towel, I'll definitely be taking it on holiday with me in August and I know I'll be buying it in the future as it's such a time saver, it takes off waterproof mascara quicker than anything else I've ever tried and it's so soft. The only thing I need to look into is how to get the waterproof mascara stains off the towel, I've tried using my cleanser and it didn't remove it fully but other than that I seriously couldn't recommend it enough! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!
*SockShop Beauty Feet Heel Pad Socks (£7.99)
If there's one area that I always forget to treat it's my feet, mainly because feet really gross me out but when these nourishing and unusual socks arrived, I was interested to see if they would actually work as the before and after promo photos looked impressive (and gross).

I have the womens socks in the UK 4-8 size which actually fits well, I thought they would be a bit too big but they're an ok fit. They claim to contain nano sliver and herbal ingredients to soften and moisturise dry skin on the heel - no added moisturiser or creams needed, they're already in the heel of the sock. They need to be worn for around 8 hours per day for 7 to 14 days so this is just an initial impressions as I've only worn them for around four days now (all the days while I've been ill are just melting into one) but I've noticed results already!

My heels aren't awful but they do need some TLC and since using these socks (which are very ugly!), I've noticed softer and more moisturised heels which is fantastic! I didn't expect amazing results and especially not after only a few days but I'm impressed so far. It's a product that I don't think I would have picked up but I'm so glad that I was able to try them and get some positive results; I just wish they weren't ugly long black socks! I think they're definitely worth looking into and I'll update this post in a week or so. Overall rating so far: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
*MakeupDrop The Original Silicone Makeup Applicator (£14)
I've been noticing these silicone makeup applicators all over instagram and to be honest I think they look a little gimmicky but I obviously wanted to try one! This application is the original and it's cruelty free, non-toxic (thankfully...) and paraben free.

I thought the silicone applicator would be really hard but it's actually a little cushiony and squishy so it feels really nice on the skin. The first time I used it, I dispensed the normal amount of foundation I would use, if I was using a brush or sponge and it was way too much! The amount of foundation I need when using this silicone applicator is half what I would normally use which shows how much product is wasted within brushes and sponges.

I'll be honest and say that it definitely take a bit of getting used to and it's a little awkward to hold but it blends well (unless you use too many foundation!), it allows me to use less foundation and the foundation that I do use isn't wasted as it isn't absorbed by the applicator. I definitely need to try it a little more but so far I'm really impressed with it! Overall rating so far: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
*Sensse Hot and Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar (£69.99) 
This beauty tool is a product I hadn't heard of before and it's a unique concept, to me at least! This device (which comes really nicely packaged and has copper/rose gold on it!) is to be used as a facial massager that can change in temperature to toasty 42 to a chilly 6 degrees celsius. It claims to reduce swelling, relax facial muscles, increase skincare absorption and energise/brighten your skin.

Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn't ever used a product like this before but I've been using it so much since I received it, especially the cold option as we've had a heatwave and a cooling facial massager is perfect in the stuffy 31 degrees in Manchester - seriously, it has been helping me to not melt in the heat and humidity!

It charges up quickly and has a little stand to charge on - it's also so quick and easy to use, it looks fancy on my dressing table and it feels so nice on the skin. The cooling option feels so amazing and refreshing on the skin; it's definitely become an essential this summer already and if you hate this heat and need to cool down then you'll love this device.

The warmer options have two settings, one where the metal plate on the top of the device just heats up and the second option also vibrates slightly but I don't use this option really as it's a little loud. However, even though this product is a little unusual and not something everyone has, it is definitely worth checking out! I have been using it constantly so far this summer as it's so refreshing and relaxing to use. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Now onto the giveaway, this giveaway is UK only and it will end on the 25th July so you have lots of time to enter. To enter you just need to fill in the form below:

Have you tried any of these products? Have you entered my giveaway? 


  1. I have a product similar to the makeup eraser and it's so good, great to use pre cleansing xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  2. The makeup eraser is one of my holy grail products! So amazing how well it works x

  3. I have the makeup eraser too and I love it, it makes removing my makeup so quick and easy!

    Danielle xx

  4. Love this post! The face mists sounds lovely x

  5. I have only tried Merci Handy hand gels which I love.

  6. Some great looking products there!!

  7. I'm so intrigued by silicone makeup applicators.

  8. I watched a video on the Makeup Eraser and just didn't believe it enough to go out and buy it! Crazy that you loved it so much so maybe I'll have to now!!
    Kathy x

  9. I love the Merci Handy Face mists and from your list that is the only product I've tried x

  10. Great post! Intriqued by hot/cold massager! X

  11. I love the sound of this Merci facial mist x

  12. They all sound so good! and what a fab giveaway!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  13. The Makeup eraser sounds incredible, it's something I've seen floating around the blogosphere but it's something I think I need to try to see it work!

    Kristy |

  14. Some really interesting products here! I have one of the makeup erasers and it surprisingly works well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  15. I really want to try one of those silicone makeup sponges, they intrigue me! Such a good giveaway, thank you xx


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