Monday, 25 February 2013


Hello there my little boutiquers! How are you?! It's been a while, hasn't it! I'm sorry I haven't blogged for a while, I have just been busy, busy, busy! But, fear not, I'm back again!

So, I have recently been trying out the Biore Deep Cleansing Nose Strips and I have to say, I am still very unsure about them!

Now I had seen loads of people raving about them and I noticed they were on offer in Superdrug so I took the chance and purchased them! You may have seen them in my Beauty Haul Video! The first thing that I didn't like was that personally, I thought that they were a little on the pricey side for just six nose strips. I know that they were on offer but they were only reduced by £2! They usually retail for about £7.

These nose strips look a little bit like plasters when you take them out the packaging, as the side that is facing up has the same feeling to surgical tape! I find it so weird that when I find something, I associate them with the most weirdest of things! So they are fairly straight forward to use, you wet your nose, peel the strip off it's backing and stick it onto your nose, one thing I do like about the strip (omg she likes something about them?!) is that they have little slits in them so that it helps them to mould to the shape of your nose more easily. This then gets wet which activates the magic of the strip! oolala! I think the water turns the sticky back into a gel that sticks to all the impurities on your nose, clogged pores/blackheads. (I'm finding this product so hard to describe!) You then have to wait about 10-15 minutes for the strip to dry like concrete. It goes so hard but I guess that is the only way for it to pull all of the mess out of your nose! When it comes to pulling it off I thought that it would be absolutely fine and easy to do but guys if you have a very low pain threshold like me, then you will find this so painful to the point where (I'm not even joking) your eyes will water so much you will look as though you have been crying your eyes out at Titanic, or the fact that you have just finished watching Skyfall and you are so upset that Daniel Craig will not be visiting our TV screens again for at least another 2 years. I was actually really shocked at what I saw on this little nose strip. It looked like loads of little spikes had been pulled out of my nose!

Now, I was so pleased with the result and my nose felt really clean afterwards, although very dry, which was very weird!

Now onto the after effects. Since using them my skin has changed completely, which I am not happy about! I used to have normal/combination skin and now it is just so oily! I guess because my nose isn't clogged up anymore, the oil just keeps coming out of my open pores! I am really dissapointed about this and I hope that my skin will go back to normal some time soon. I have found that I have had to change my skin care, daytime moisturiser AND foundation! And you all know that I hadn't had the Laura Mercier Silk Creme for very long at all!

So sorry that I am posting a little bit of a bad review, I just thought that I should let you know about my experience when using this product!

If you guys have any advice on what I should do about my skin or any new products I should try out for oily skin, as I am new to having it, just let me know!

Have you ever used the Biore Deep Cleansing Nose Strips before? Let me know.

Also if you would like me to do a post on how I have changed my skin care and make up routine to suit my oily skin, let me know as well!

See you soon!

Katie x


  1. Love it . I find it really useful and will definatly try them

  2. ooh yes I would be interested to see skin care for oily skin as i have very oily skin! I saw you on daily mix, stunning! <3

    1. Aww that would be great as have come across a routine that I think is working really well for me! Weirdly it's all from one brand, this will have to be next weeks post! x

  3. I see all those great staff there in the UK and I am so jealous!!
    Fortunately I'll be there as well from September! Yeyyyyy! :D

    xx, A!

    1. Oh wow! You're coming to the UK to live? That will be cool!


  4. I cant buy these brand here but I've tried cleansing nose strips and they do the job really god. I may try these when I go to the UK (=

    Maria x

  5. I have heard such mixed reviews on these biore cleansing strips, but I do not think they are in the US. I would love to know what they offer here and see how they work compared to the Biore strips. Great post!!! :)

    Xoxo Kayla