Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Single Review: 'Forever' -Haim


'Forever' is a track from Haim free 'Forever' E.P, which is going to be brought out as an official single. The band have a folk, but R&B feel, which I think is something quite unique and fresh. The band is made up of three sisters: Danielle, Este and Alana, and they are based in Los Angles. 

The single, 'Forever' is about trying to make love last in the world, and this is presented in the well-written lyrics, which helps to show off the band's great song-writing skills. Also, the song has an extremely memorable chorus, which you can't help but sing along to after a few listens. Guitars and synth are heavily used throughout the song, which helps to contrast the band from other girl groups in the charts at the moment, and helps to give them an edge over everyone else. 

In my opinion, Haim are possibly one of the best girl groups from this generation. They have gone against the typical stereotype of bubblegum pop, but have created their own unique style, with a hint of their rock chick essence. I would recommend listening to the band if you're into AlunaGeorge and Jessie Ware. The band recently won the BBC Sound of 2013 Poll, which just shows itself just how talented the band are. 

If there are any singles or albums you would like me to review, then just let me know by commenting below!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm

Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm £7.99
I recently tried this cleansing balm from Boots own brand, Botanics. The product itself has received countless reviews, but with just as many negative ones as there is positive. Cleansing balms are great for getting rid of the 'clogged' feeling you get with your skin after using countless products on it. Since Botanics re branded, the formulation of the balm has changed, and it is for this reason that I decided to review it. 

To use the balm, you take a small amount and work it into your dry face in upward strokes. Then, you take the cloth that it comes with, soak it in hot water, and then remove the product from your face. After this, soak the same cloth in cold water, and compress the cloth on the face to close pores. 

It left my skin feeling extremely clean and nourished, and it is great for combination skin-just like mine. The balm however does leave a slight film behind, however I just use a facial scrub afterwards to get rid of it. The smell is divine, and I haven't broken out after using the product. I really do recommend the product, as I have enjoyed using it and the results have been great. This product is definitely one of those cheap but brilliant drug store buys.