Discovery Bag: 3 fab new finds
If we always stuck to the same routine, life would be pretty boring.
Every now and then it’s good to try something new, branch out and change things up – including your beauty cabinet.
And that’s exactly what some of our members did for the latest Discovery Bag, testing out a serum, nail polish and body cream. So did they find a new Holy Grail? It’s happened before…
AWE Cosmeceuticals indiraa Age Recharge Serum
If you’re looking to step up your skin care routine, adding a serum is the perfect age-defying addition. This one by AWE Cosmeceuticals provides a whole bunch of youth-boosting goodies, plus fancy ingredients like coconut water and Indian frankincense to brighten your complexion.
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The product has a creamy consistency; it is not a runny serum like some of the other serums I’ve used. I dab a little bit of the serum onto my face and then pat it into my skin. I only use this serum as part of my morning skin care routine. It made no visible difference to the look and feel of my skin. I think that maybe, with continued use, you may see some improvement. - lubz
No matter which products I used with the AWE serum, including make-up, I had no issues with it balling up underneath, excessive oiliness or any other annoyance. The scent is quite herbal, nothing obnoxious, but there is something in there I don't love (I think it's the frankincense). My skin looked fresh, plump and hydrated, and the fine lines around my eyes were a little less prominent, but a week’s use was really too short to see any anti-ageing benefits. -josella432
Want a gel mani without the fuss? Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polish doesn’t need curing, but it will still give you a gel-like effect and high-shine finish. The only problem will be choosing from the 38 shades.
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It lasted the whole week without chipping! I do have short nails, so maybe that is why, [but I] did not use [a] top coat at all. The best of all, it is also very affordable, so you can get many colours to play with! -Yohanna
The finish is gorgeous, very glossy even without a top coat. Instructions say to apply a base coat first, I was naughty and didn’t do this and it in no way affected the finish or the lasting ability at all. I find it only chipped under extreme conditions, like when my nails were very wet from bathing my little ones. -duality
If you like your moisturiser thick, yet quickly absorbed and full of plant-based goodness – you’ve found it! It contains hydrating heros like cocoa butter, shea butter and aloe vera, plus antioxidant power from raspberry seed oil and pomegranate.
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The cream has a nice consistency and soaks into my skin beautifully. I have normal skin and found it to be very moisturising without needing to use very much. The directions state to use it twice a day but once a day was sufficient for me. I would recommend this cream to people not on a budget and those that love natural ingredients. -survivor2012
I really like the texture of this product, it's a lovely cream that's quite light so it spreads well and soaks in quickly leaving the skin moisturised without leaving behind any oily or greasy residue. I'm afraid I just can't handle the smell of this product, there are wafts of mint which I love but there's something else in there that I sadly can't handle. If I can make a suggestion to the company, [it’s to] release it in a couple of different scents. - Stay C
Have you discovered any new products lately? Or tried any of the ones from this Discovery Bag?