Thursday, 19 July 2012

Balance Me Freebies Review!

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts, I went on a short break with my boyfriend for our anniversary so was unable to blog. Also sorry for the poorer quality in photos, have to use my iPhone as my camera charger is round my boyfriend's!

When I picked up this month's Glamour magazine this month I had the Balance Me moisturiser as my freebie, I had wanted the lip salve to begin with but had heard bad things about it because of it's scent but once I had tried the moisturiser and liked it, I decided to give the lip salve a go as well for only £2 by buying another copy of Glamour!

Balancing Face Moisturiser - usually £24 for 50ml

I'm usually sceptical about trying new moisturisers as my skin is quite problematic and I tend to break out easily but once I read around this particular brand and found out that most their ingredients are natural and good for the skin I decided to give it a go :)

Even though there is not meant to be any artificial fragrances in this product, the first thing I did notice was the scent as it's fairly strong. It doesn't overly bother me, but it may bother some people. I can't really describe the scent, it's just fairly floral and more over powering that I originally expected it to be.

The products itself is a nice consistency, slightly more watery than my usual moisturiser but not too runny at all. It applies nicely to the face and soaks in fairly quickly which is handy when you're in a rush. 

I haven't broken out while using this and although I do like it, I feel like it doesn't give my skin as much hydration as my usual moisturiser but it still feels nice and leaves my skin feeling healthy and glowy but if I'm not wearing makeup, I would feel I'd have to reapply to keep my skin feeling moisturised.

Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve - usually £12 for 10ml

I couldn't resist trying this for only £2 as the sample is the full size product! My lips lately have been dry and chapped and Vaseline hasn't been doing much for them so I wanted to try something new.

Firstly, I can see why the scent bothers people. It's definitely a lot stronger than I'd like the scent to be in my ideal lip product however I can get over this and use this product for the fact that it has really helped my dry lips! I've been using it as a night treatment, or during the day if I'm not out and about, and I have honestly noticed a difference, my lips are softer and smoother and less visibly chapped. 

The consistency of this product is nice, and it stays on the lips quite a while leaving a glossy shine while it works.

Overall I would recommend both this products, if you're not sensitive to scents, as they're mostly natural goodness, really decent quality products for a reasonable price!

You can buy any of these products from the Balance Me website here or pick up a copy of Glamour to try one of the samples for £2!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I picked up all the Balance me freebies. Ive tried them all and I must admit that their 'Wonder Eye Cream' is my favourite, I can't stand the smells of the face wash, moisturiser and the lip salve! However I do agree with you on the quality of the lip balm, it made my lips feel instantly smoother and more hydrated :)

    Great reviews!

    Laura xx

  2. I didn't end up picking up any of the freebies as I have just been working so much I didn't get time to go and pick any up :(

    Tanesha x

  3. nice post!


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