Now I'm as much of a sucker as the next vintage gal for a bit of Retro
packaging. So, when I spotted the dirty works on the shelves of
Sainsburys I had to try some. I started with some of the 'hardware' rather than the toiletries and
bought the compact mirror and a retractable lipbrush.
Christmas time I was given a DW toiletry bag containing a lipgloss, day cream
and another mirror - whoops. As wells a few more things from the range,
brushes and case, clippers, tweezers and a trio of toiletries
I was pretty pleased with the Day Cream, it quite thick, but absorbs
quickly. My skin is very dry and it keeps it moisturised fairly well,
although not quite for as long as my normal cream.
The lipgloss smells lovely, it is a nice natural colour - but is
ever so sticky!
Across the web I've read a few review on the toiletries and opinions are
Read The PrincessPrudence's review of the face wash here
and more products on Victoria-Vinage's blog here
All of the other (non toiletry gifts) were fab, well made , fun graphics
- vintage belles, glossy black or powder blue and polka dots!
I would definitely recommend these to add to your makeup bag!
So when I was on the look out recently for a new eye cream I decided to
give the DW one a try. First impressions weren't good,
I opened the box and the tube took up less that
half the box - a pet hate of mine!
Come on, Sainsburys we don't need wasted packaging!
But the cream inside was pretty good, not to greasy, it went on easily
and seemed to reduce the appearance of any fine lines.
In fact, all seems great until I went downstairs 5 minutes later and hubby asked
what had happened to my eyes??
My skin had turned red where i'd applied the cream - Eek not a good look!
So unfortunately the cream was not good for me :(
And if you have slightly sensitive skin
I'd definitely say give this one a miss.
Overall, I'd say it is a range of two halves!
People (myself included)seem to love the hardware, bags, tools etc
but the toiletries are a bit hit and miss!
Luckily its cheap enough to give it a little try and make up you own mind.