Shall we all just jump off the bandwagon now and admit that Vaseline isn’t actually that good?

“My lips feel so sore and dry, I really need some Vaseline’ is something that I will be hearing a lot over the next coming winter months, as I do every year. But I want to know when people are going to start using a product that actually works.

Vaseline’s original lip balm supposedly provides ‘long-lasting moisturization’ whilst protecting ‘dry, [and] chapped lips.’  Admittedly putting Vaseline on to sore or dry lips provides immediate relief but I feel that’s all it does; there is no ‘long-lasting moisturization.’

 I always thought that Vaseline was the ultimate lip balm, because I hadn’t tried anything else and  I guess I didn’t really know what to expect from a lip balm. When I was in Boots in the summer however, I picked up Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Nourishing Lip Care. I wanted a lip balm that would keep my lips soft and moisturised whilst I went on holiday because laying in the sun with nothing on them isn’t ideal.. and oh my god I am in love… this is what I want from a lip balm.

In a lipstick style case, you don’t need to get your fingers greasy when you apply it. It’s so beautiful to glide across your lips and I can just feel how it’s deeply moisturising them straight away. Even afterwards when the entire lip product has sunk into my lips, they feel baby soft and look visibly healthier… a feeling I do not get after Vaseline.

So please, please pleeease do not reach for that probably out of date Vaseline you have at the bottom of your bag. Invest in a good lip balm like this one and I promise you it will change your lip life forever.

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MUA

After my Nails Inc disaster I was reluctant to try another nail varnish because I thought I was just going to get even more pissed off. But I had seen a couple of good reviews about this particular nail polish, so I thought I’d give it a try and oh my god….

Amazing. Just amazing. Everything I could ask for in a nail polish, it passes all my tests. It’s called Make Up Academy (MUA) and it’s from Superdrug.

1)      After two coats it is completely opaque

2)      It dries super fast

3)      It dries without getting those annoying imprints on the top of the nail

4)      And most importantly, it passes the 2-3 day chip.

I applied this nail polish on Thursday afternoon, and by Sunday I still have absolutely no chips.

But if that wasn’t enough, let me just let you know how much this amazing nail polish cost… £1!! Yes… ONE POUND.

I’m really surprised as to how long this lasted and how professional looking it stayed for days so I would 100% recommend this! It was so hard to photograph the nails and get the true colour. Although the colour is called.. I see it as a baby pink with a lilac undertone, but definitely more pink than lilac despite what these photos look like.

What’s a cheap beauty product that you’ve been surprised about!?